Flo Inez Nelson


Flo Inez Nelson, 97, of Albertville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019 at her home.

Mrs. Nelson was a charter member of Bel-Air Missionary Baptist Church and very instrumental in the development of the church.

Her funeral service will be today, Saturday, Oct. 5, at 12 p.m. at Albertville Memorial Chapel.  Interment will follow at Marshall Memorial Gardens. Rev. Welton Brooks and Rev. Nick Mitchell will officiate. Pallbearers will be Al Burttram, Andy Nelson, Chad Morris, Kelly Tarvin, Jarrod Nelson and Brian Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of Bel-Air Baptist Church; Gerald Cofield, James Tarvin, Ken Burttram, Dan Nelson, Paul Johnson and Randall Williamson. 

Visitation will be Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until noon before the service.

She is survived by her children, Marshall McCoy “Mac” and Karen Nelson, Tara Collins, John David and Edith Nelson, Dan and Teresa Nelson, Mark and Kathy Nelson, Robbie and David Tarvin; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Dan Lemaster, Jr.; special friends, Gail Corbin, Loretta Wilson and Neil Ellis.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John M. Nelson; daughter, Kay Nelson; nine brothers and two sisters.

Albertville Memorial Chapel is directing.


Silas Lane Bernard


Infant Silas Lane Bernard, of Boaz, passed away on Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Albertville Funeral Home Downtown Chapel. Burial followed in FCM Church Cemetery. Brenda Pitts officiated.

He is survived by his parents, Kaitlyn Smart and Jesse Bernard, of Boaz; grandparents, Dana Smart (Lee Carol), of Boaz; Chris Holmes (Michelle Schoggins), of Attalla; Joylene Bernard, of Boaz; Jeffrey Bernard, of Boaz; John Smart (Tammie), of Horton; Dwayne Smart (Nancy), of Boaz; Tammie Tant (John), of Horton; great-grandmother, Dorothy Lanning, of Boaz; great-great grandmother, Julia Long, of Altoona.

Albertville Funeral Home Downtown assisted the family with arrangements.


Donny Roy Black


Donny Roy Black, 76, of Crossville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

His funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 4, at Crossville Memorial Chapel. Interment followed at Dekalb Memorial Gardens. Rev. Wayne Tarvin officiated the service. 

He is survived by his chosen companion, Nancy Tinsley; children, Cale Black (Ami), Beverly Chandler and Shea Seckbach (Bill); five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; step-children, Nikki Roberts (Darel) and Leah Eads (Rodney).

Crossville Memorial Chapel directed.


Connie Thomas Warren

Albertville, formerly of Boaz

Connie Thomas Warren, 60, of Kuykendall Road, Albertville, formerly of Boaz, died Oct. 1, 2019 at her residence.

Funeral services were held Oct. 4, at the McRae Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ken Gillilan and Bro. Darren Burlison officiating. Burial followed in the Hillcrest Cemetery. Family received friends on Oct. 3, from 6-8 p.m. at the McRae Funeral Home Chapel. 

Mrs. Warren was born in Boaz, Alabama on April 11, 1959, to Charles L. & Hazel Denson Thomas. She was an automobile title clerk.

She is survived by her husband, Tony Warren, of Albertville; daughter & son-in-law, Lindsey & Alex Troxtel, of Boaz; grandchildren, Aiden Troxtel, Peyton Troxtel and Charlee Troxtel; and special cousin, Joe Thomas, of Georgia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Hazel Thomas.

Pallbearers were Joe Thomas, Jason Thomas, Sidney Gillilan, Christopher Cross, Heath Gillilan, Aiden Troxtel, Payton Troxtel.

Sandra Crosson Vandergriff


Sandra Crosson Vandergriff, 72, of Boaz, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019.

Her funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 4, at Boaz Carr Chapel. Interment followed in Friendship Cemetery. Rev. Mike Johnson officiated.

She is survived by her husband, Al Vandergriff; sons, Shawn Kerr (Leigh), Steven Vandergriff (Ginger); six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Garner; brother, Carter Crosson (Janice).

Boaz Carr Funeral Home directed.


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