Obituaries

James A. Bridgmon

James A. Bridgmon, 85, of Haleyville, passed away Saturday, January 12, 2019. He served in the United States Army, retired from the Boilermakers Local 27, belonged to Haleyville Masonic Lodge #464, Shriners, Scottish Rite and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

Travis McCreless

Travis McCreless was born April 8, 1928 in Haleyville, to Frank and Susie Defoor McCreless. He passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Cullman Regional Medical Center.

Charles Edwin Thomas

Charles Edwin Thomas, under the care of Sanctuary Hospice, passed away at his residence on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 2:44 p.m. He was 86 years old and born in Haleyville on June 15, 1932.

Sheila Elaine Byrams

Shelia Elaine Byrams, 46, of Addison, entered into rest on Friday, January 11, 2019 at home surrounded by her loved ones.

Shelia was born on November 3, 1972 in Guntersville, Ala. Shelia was a 1991 graduate of Addison High School where she was known as "Skeeter" to her friends. She was a  member of Calvary Apostolic Church.  Shelia enjoyed singing old gospel songs and cleaning house.  She loved playing softball and basketball with her nieces and nephews.  Shelia always would make sure everyone was fed. 

Julie Fay Whitman

Julie Fay Whitman, 78, of Haleyville, passed away Monday, December 31, 2018 at her home. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Haleyville.

Albert Lewis Hobbs Sr.

Albert Lewis Hobbs Sr. was born December 12, 1949 to the union of Sam and Nina Hobbs. He departed this life Friday, December 28, 2018. Albert was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and retired with 24 years in the United States National Guard. He worked as a plumber in the mobile home industry for 30 years.

Kerri Alana Martin

Kerrie Alana Martin, 38, of Empire, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Her father is Alan Carpenter and her mother is Joan McDougle.  Her visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, from 5-6 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville, where her memorial service will take place at 6 p.m.

Bobby Gene Scott & Virginia May Scott

Bobby Gene Scott, 83, of Phil Campbell, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018, and his wife, Virginia May Scott, 82, also of Phil Campbell, passed on Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Bobby Gene (BG) and Virginia would tell you that their work here is done. They received their call for an appointment from which they will not be returning—the Lord called Bobby Gene and Virginia home two days apart.

Benjamin W. Cagle

Benjamin W. Cagle, 91, of Haleyville, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Ben was a retired farmer, served in the United States Army during WWII and was a member of Poplar Springs Primitive Baptist Church in Winfield.

Thomas Edward Taylor

Thomas Edward Taylor, 91, of Russellville, Alabama, passed away at his home on Monday, December 24, 2018. A native of Franklin County, Alabama, he was retired from Reynolds and also a farmer.

Joseph Dural Swinney

Joseph Dural Swinney, 79, of Russellville, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018 at his residence. Retired from Ford Motor Company, he was a lifetime resident of Franklin County, Alabama, and a member of Blue Spring Freewill Baptist Church of Phil Campbell.

Glenn Edward Key

Glenn Edward Key, 51, of Haleyville, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018. He was born March 23, 1967 to William and Glenda Key. Glenn was a member of the South Haleyville Church of God of the First Born.