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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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Obituary: Audrey Anderson

Audrey Anderson SEPTEMBER 30, 1927 ~ DECEMBER 19, 2018 (AGE 91) On Dec. 19, 2018, Audrey Frances Parker Anderson stepped into the loving arms of her Savior and her sweetheart of 66 years, Odell Anderson, who passed away in 2013. Audrey was the precious mother of five children who honored her in a way that is rare today. They, along with their spouses, were able to care for her in her own home that she loved ...

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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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