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Obituary: Wilma Ruth Hornsby Moorer

Wilma Ruth Hornsby Moorer, 87, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. Mrs. Moorer was born May 5, 1931, in Arab, Alabama. She graduated from Arab High School at age 16 and moved to the Eva Coma Home in Birmingham to attend Business School. She performed secretarial work for several years before marriage. She loved spending time with her family — especially with her grandchildren; plus, ...

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Obituary: William Austin Lankford Jr.

William Austin Lankford Jr., 82, passed away on Dec. 19, 2018. Lankford attended Auburn University from 1956-1960 finishing with a degree in Electrical Engineering. A stint in the Army Air Corps (117th TAC Recon Wing) took him to France during the Berlin Crisis and upon return, Lankford assumed a role at East Birmingham Bronze Foundry. He invested his entire career in the growth of the foundry, which the fa ...

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Obituary: Shirley Howell

Shirley Howell, 79, of Germantown, Tennessee, previously of Birmingham, passed away on Dec. 13. [caption id="attachment_68513" align="alignnone" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Jefferson Memorial[/caption] Howell was an exceptionally loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a dedicated employee of 35 years at McRae's Roebuck. Her priorities were helping, encouraging and praying for her ...

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Obituary: Walton Donald Nelson

Walton Donald Nelson passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Dec. 10, 2018. He was born January 23, 1928 to Howard Francis and Velma Hollye (Shell) Nelson. He joined the Navy in 1945 and was on active duty until 1946. In 1951, he joined the Birmingham Police Department, retiring in 1982 as a Sergeant. He was a member of Hoover Lodge No. 644 F. & A. M and the Fraternal Order of Police. He was prec ...

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Obituary: James Curtis Mabrey

James Curtis Mabrey, 91, of Cullman, passed away on Dec. 10. Mabrey was a member of the Seventh Street Baptist Church in Cullman. Mabrey was a loyal employee of Exchange Security, now known as Regions Bank, for over forty years. James started his career as a clerk in the bookkeeping department. He retired in 1990 as Vice President of Regions (then First Alabama Bank). For 25 years he served on the Jimmy Hal ...

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Obituary: Amelia Ellie-Mae Long

Amelia Ellie-Mae Long, of Moody, Alabama, was born June 23, 2016, and passed away on Dec. 2, 2018, at the age of two. Amelia was a happy child with a vibrant personality. She enjoyed playing with her big brother. She was a free spirit and was affectionately known as “little Mess”. Amelia was her family’s little princess and touched the hearts of many. She will be missed by everyone that knew her. Amelia is ...

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Obituary: Janet Wallis

Janet F. Wallis, 88, passed away on Dec. 4. She was the owner of Harry E. Wallis P.C. public accountants. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Wallis. Survived by four children: Diane, Nancy Hartley (husband Pinky), Bill, and Jim (Wife Vicki), and two stepchildren Selene Patterson (husband Phil), and Harry Wallis Jr.; 12 grandchildren: Julie, John Stewart (wife Christina), Marshall Hartley (wife ...

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Obituary: Mildred Randall

Mildred Mickie Gordon Randall, age 85, of Trussville, passed away December 2. [caption id="attachment_67463" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home[/caption] She was a member of South Roebuck and Trussville First Baptist Churches, and was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Charles Dale Randall. She is survived by her sons Gary Randall (Janet), Gordon Rand ...

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Obituary: Francis L. Joyner

Francis Luther Joyner, age 97, of Remlap, passed away on Nov. 29. Mr. Joyner was preceded in death by his son; Steve Joyner, grandson; Michael West; great-grandchildren Emma and Oliver Hicks, sister Christine Meade and his loving wife of 67 years; Evelyn Jane Joyner. Survivors include daughters Judith Wood and Debora Thrasher; son, Isaac Joyner; daughter-in-law, Julie Joyner; nine grandchildren and three gr ...

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Obituary: James E. Massey Jr.

James E. "Jimmy" Massey Jr., 63, passed away on Nov. 26 after fighting serious health problems most of his adult life. While the family is terribly sad to lose him, they are grateful that he is healed and at peace. [caption id="attachment_67246" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo courtesy of Jefferson Memorial[/caption] He was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, on Nov. 4, 1955, son of the late James E. Mass ...

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