Nina Virginia 



Nina Virginia Franklin passed away peacefully from this earth Friday, July 31. 

Born on June 23, 1931, Nina spent her childhood years in Albertville where she attended Albertville High School. 

Her college years took her to Coker College in South Carolina, then on to Auburn University where she graduated with a teaching degree in physical education.  After graduating she taught high school in both Opp and in Decatur. 

She was a faithful member of the North Broad Street Church, and after retiring dedicated her free time to delivering Meals on Wheels throughout the community. 

Nina loved her family, her friends, her life in Albertville, and watching Auburn play football every football season.  She was a true War Eagle!

Nina leaves behind her sister in Franklin, Virginia. Anne Gay; her niece in Southern California, Ferreby Sinclair; her nephew in Richmond, Virginia., Lee Gay; and her great-niece in Dallas, Texas, Ansley Sinclair.  She will be dearly missed by all.

Due to Covid and Nina’s wish that everyone stay safe and well, the family is planning a private service.  


Agnes Holmes


Agnes Homes, 91, of Albertville, died Aug. 8, 2020, at Albertville Nursing Home and Rehab Select. 

Services were Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at Adams Brown Service Chapel with Bros. Gene Lambert and Chris Reeves officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Asbury. 

Survivors include daughters, Margie Rains and Kathy Collier (Joe); sons, Larry Holmes (Cecilia) and Bill Holmes; sister, Jeanett Bankston; brothers, EL Mullinax and Wayne Mullinax; six grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


Barbara Adams


Barbara Adams, 88, of Albertville, died Aug. 8, 2020, at her home. 

Services were Aug. 11, at Marshall Memorial Funeral Home with burial in Marshall Memory Gardens.


George Edward Pounds


George Edward Pounds, 78, of Boaz passed away Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at his residence

Services were Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at Etowah Memorial Chapel with burial at Liberty Cemetery. The Rev. Daryl Ross officiated. 

Survivors include his daughters, Deneen Bearden (Tony), and Cresap Ross (Daryl); three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers: Bobby Pounds (Patty), and Loverall Pounds. 


Harold W. Allison


Harold W. Allison, 75, of Albertville, died Aug. 9, 2020, at his home.

Services were Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, at Adams Brown Service Chapel with Bro. Kevin Stephens officiating. Burial was in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Survivors include daughters, Victoria Hancock (Dink), Elizabeth Weaver (Chris), Marilyn Jordan (Keith) and Carolyn Allison (Johnny Robinson; sons, Johnny Allison (Kathy), Harold Allison (April) and Bobby Allison (Sheila) brother, Ricky Allison (Linda); 36 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.


Helen Beaird


Helen Beaird, 77, of Altoona, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at Altoona Health and Rehab. 

The family will hold a private memorial service at Marshall Memory Gardens Cemetery with Marshall Memorial Funeral Home assisting the family. 

She is survived by a sister, Margaret Anderson.


Juan Jose Martinez


Juan Jose Martinez, 58, of Albertville, died Saturday, August 8, 2020, at his home.

There will be a visitation on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 from noon until 3 p.m. at Albertville Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Cemetery. 

He is survived by his wife, Isabela Francisco Domingo; children, Rosendo Martinez Francisco, Erlinda Martinez Domingo, Ines Martinez Domingo, Eleodora Martinez Domingo and Maria Martinez Domingo.


Nellie Shankles


Nellie Shankles, 78, of Rainsville, died Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at Collinsville Nursing Home. 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at 2 p.m. at Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Town Creek Cemetery with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing.

 Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Survivors include a son; Phillip Shankles (Susan) of Rainsville; two daughters, Debbie Manning (Russell) of Henagar, and Amanda Shankles of Rainsville; two sisters, Mary Dover, of Rainsville, and Jo Ann Ridgeway of Guntersville; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


Oscar Rowland


Oscar Rowland, 88, of Guntersville, died Aug. 10, 2020, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. at Guntersville Memorial Chapel. 

Services will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 14, at Guntersville Memorial Chapel with burial to follow in Walker Cemetery.


Theron Rice


Theron Rice, 67, of Albertville, died Aug. 9, 2020, at Marshall Medical Center South. 

No services are planned as the family chose cremation. Adams Brown Service Funeral Home assisted the family. 

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Rice; daughter, Marie Mills (William); son, Michael Mills; sister, Teddy Davis; brother, Gilbert Rice (Dranra); and one granddaughter.


Melba Joyce 



Melba Joyce Stephens, 78, of Boaz, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2020, at her residence.

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, at Albertville Memorial Chapel.  Rev. Gene Lambert officiated.  Interment was at Memory Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Stephens; son, Tony Davis; step-daughter, Tammy Snider (Thomas); a niece and a nephew.

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