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Former Trussville City Councilman Gordon Flynn dies

From The Trussville Tribune staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Gordon Flynn, a former city councilman and longtime board member of Trussville Gas and Water, died on Friday. He was 89-years-old. Flynn was elected to the city council in 1964 and served during the administration of Mayor John Yarbrough. He was later appointed to the board of Trussville Utilities, now Trussville Gas and Water, where he served for 45 y ...

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Obituary: Helen Davis Perry

Helen Davis Perry, 78, of Pinson passed away at St Vincent Hospital-East on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Her funeral service will be held at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel in Macon, MS on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Sandra DePriest officiating. A private family-only interment service will follow at Brooksville Cemetery. Visitation time for friends and family will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 ...

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Obituary: Helen Davis “Toots” Perry

Helen Davis Perry, 78, of Pinson passed away at St Vincent Hospital-East on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. Her funeral service will be held at Cockrell Funeral Home Chapel in Macon, MS on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Sandra DePriest officiating. A private family-only interment service will follow at Brooksville Cemetery. Visitation time for friends and family will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 ...

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Obituary Jakie Butts

Jakie Lee Butts Sr. ,74, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 23. He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Sandra C. Butts. He is survived by his sons, Jakie Lee Butts Jr. (Shannon) and Michael Wade Butts (Cindy), granddaughter Hannah, and brother Earl Heath (Mary). Butts was a retired Marine, serving his country proudly for 20 years. He was awarded a Purple Heart during his two tours in Vietnam. His s ...

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Obituary: Don Marino

Don Marino, 80, of Birmingham passed away on Dec. 27 in the comfort of his home in Vestavia Hills. He was preceded in death by his parents, Pete Marino and Nellie Abruzzo and his sister, Mary Fant. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, survived by his wife of 34 years, Sandra Harper Marino. He is also survived by his four children: Tracey Boyd, Melissa Cox (Taylor), Carl Marino (Stephanie), and ...

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Obituary: Betty Jane “BJ” Frew

Betty Jane “BJ” Frew, a native and long-time resident of Birmingham, passed away on Dec. 30. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Frew on Feb. 20, 1927, in Birmingham. She graduated from high school in 1945 and graduated from Howard College on June 6, 1949. She enrolled at Seminary Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in September of 1950 and graduated with her masters in May of 1952. She served as Y ...

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Obituary: Elizabeth Vaughn Davis

Ada Elizabeth Vaughn Davis, 93, of Birmingham passed away on Dec. 26, 2018. [caption id="attachment_69559" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens[/caption] She was born to the late Lewis and Mary Vaughn. Davis was a lifelong member of Huffman United Methodist Church and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She was a Sunday school teacher for presc ...

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Obituary: Betty Sandford

Betty Jean Weaver Sanford, 89, of Birmingham passed away peacefully on Dec. 22. Betty was preceded in death by her beloved husband, John Hugh Sanford, Sr; her parents, Doctor Claude Weaver and Ida Weaver; brothers, D.C, Elmus and Ray Weaver; sisters, Mary Belle Self, Dorothy Likis and Madge Marion. Betty had a special love for her son, John and daughter-in-law Donna, who were always there for her support, e ...

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Obituary: Patricia Louise Dickey

Patricia “Pat” Louise Dickey, 75, of Trussville, passed peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 26 with family by her side. She was born on Sept. 25, 1943, in Savannah, Georgia, the second child of the late Lamar and Frances Bryant.  She is survived by her sisters Betty Ann (John) Dixon and Judy (Butch) Mosley, and her brother, Danny (Kathy) Bryant.  She was preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Strickland. In Ju ...

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Obituary: Rayburn E. “Ray” Smith

Rayburn E. “Ray” Smith Oct. 20, 1928 – Dec. 22, 2018 Rayburn E. “Ray” Smith was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on October 20, 1928. He passed away on December 22, 2018, at his home in Trussville. He was preceded in death by his parents, O.Z. and Alyne Smith, and his son-in-law, Rick Jesup. Ray grew up in Lucedale, Miss., attended Mississippi State University, and was an active member of the Alpha Tau Omeg ...

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