William Allen Stowe, 90 of Centre, passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at an Albertville Hospice facility. Mr. Stowe was a native of Cherokee County, Army Veteran of World War ll, member of Centre First Baptist Church, the son of the late William Robert and Lola Beatrice Weems Stowe and was retired from General Electric.
Mr. Austin Woodore Wyatt Autwell, 85, of McCalla, AL., passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at his residence. He is a native of Centre, Alabama and the son of the late John and Louisa Conner Autwell. He was an Army Veteran and served in the Korean War and was later an owner of a community grocery store.
Mr. Derrick Eugene Wheeler, 56, of Centre, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Floyd Medical Center. Mr. Wheeler is a native of Cherokee County and of the Baptist faith. He worked as a Nursing Home Administrator, was elected Cherokee County Board of Education, former City Council Member, and enjoyed coaching numerous youth sports teams.
Memorial services for Mr. Cecil Poovey were held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Centre, Alabama. Dr. William Eddie Nation officiated with West Gadsden Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Claudia Louise Barnett Campbell, 79 of Ft. Payne, passed away December 25, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Campbell was a native of Cherokee County and was a member of Little River Baptist Church. Memorials can be made to the family.
Mr. James Harlin Terry, Chief Warrant Officer 4 U.S. Army (Retired), 77, of Cave Spring, moved from this world to Heaven Sunday afternoon December 11, 2016 following a short illness. Mr. Terry was born in Floyd County, Georgia. He was a member of the Mountain Home Baptist Church, an ordained deacon, was a member of the Cave Spring Masonic Lodge, a member of the Low 12 Club, and was a member of a community that loved and respected him. He retired from the U. S. Army after 39 years of dedicated military service.
Mrs. Bobbie Jean Ashley, 81 of Centre passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at her residence. Mrs. Ashley was born in Floyd County, and lived most of her life in Cherokee County. She was a retired lunchroom worker with the Cherokee County Board of Education and a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
Mr. H.D. Robertson, Jr., 95, of Powder Springs, GA passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016. A native of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, Mr. Robertson moved to Powder Springs, GA in 1986. He worked as a rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring after 30 years of employment. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corp, serving during WWII, and was a longtime member of Burnt Hickory Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school, served as a Deacon, and enjoyed custodial work there in his later years. He also loved gardening and farming.
Mr. Ollie “Junior” Kelley, 82 of Centre, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016, at his residence. Mr. Kelley was a native of Cherokee County, was self - employed and was a member of Union Congregational Methodist Church; He was a lifetime member of the Ellisville Volunteer Fire Department.
Mr. Joshua Jimmy Slayton, 24 of Gaylesville passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his residence following a sudden illness. Mr. Slayton was a member of Liberty Baptist Church, member of the Centre Police Department and the Cherokee County Rescue Squad. He was a former member of the Gaylesville Fire Department.
Mr. William Jackson (Jack) Morgan Sr., 95, of Centre passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Cherokee Village Assisted Living Center. Mr. Morgan was born in Dawson, AL and graduated from Geraldine High School. After graduation he Joined the U.S. Navy where he served as a disbursing officer. After the war ended his ship made two trips to Pearl Harbor and one to Japan transporting troops back home. During his World War II Naval service he attended the University of South Carolina, Auburn, Bucknell, and Harvard. He also attended the University of Alabama after the war. He was an accountant and operated his own business for 25 years. He was a Christian and member of the First Baptist Church in Centre, where he served as ordained deacon for many years.
Mr. James Ray Hunter, 57 of Gaylesville passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Floyd Medical Center. Mr. Hunter was a native of South Bend, Indiana and a member of Connect City Church in Summerville, Georgia.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Wade, 90, of Gaylesville, passed away Monday, November 14, 2016 at Floyd Medical Center. Mrs. Wade was born in Summerville. She was a homemaker and a member of the Berea Church of Christ.
Mrs. Doris Sears, 84, of Cave Spring, passed away Sunday evening, November 13, 2016 in a local care facility following an extended illness. Mrs. Sears was born in Jeff Davis County, Georgia, Mrs. Sears had made her home in Cave Spring since 1962, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cave Spring, where she was also a member of the Adult Bible Class, the WMU, and had also taught Sunday School in the Deaf Department for a number of years. Mrs. Sears was also a house parent at Georgia School for the Deaf, having retired in 1995.
Mrs. Patricia Ann Pruitt, 73 of Centre, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Pruitt was a native of Cherokee County, and was a member of Tates Chapel Baptist Church.
Mrs. Barbara Laney Jordan Shaw, 77,passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Mrs. Shaw was a seamstress, beautician, and sales manager. But, her true passion was being creative. She made the most amazing things that she loved to give away. She was kind, funny, compassionate, strong, and beautiful.
Mr. Dennis Bradley Bell, 44 of Leesburg, passed away Monday, November 7, 2016 at his residence. Brad began his love of law enforcement as a Corrections Officer at Cherokee County Detention Center where he was an active member of the CERT Team. He went on to become a Cherokee County Deputy and most recently was a member of the Hays Prison Family in Trion, GA as a Corrections Officer. He shared his love of law enforcement with all those he knew and loved.
Mr. Joseph Luther “Joe L” Dawson, 66, of Ft. Payne, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016, at his residence. Mr. Dawson was born November 4, 1950, in Trion, GA, the son of the late Willie and Grace Rutledge Dawson. He was retired as a Sergeant First Class with the United States Army having served in Vietnam.
Mr. Thomas Arnold Webb, 75 of Centre, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at his residence. Mr. Webb was a native of Dekalb county, and was a masonry contractor and attended Centre Congregational Holiness Church.
Mrs. Brenda Faye Cuzzort , age 67 of Centre, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at her residence. She was a native of Cherokee County. She was a machine operator in a carpet manufacturing company and was of the Baptist faith.