6-2-21 Obits

Elmer Charles Austin II, better known as "Boogie", passed away on Monday, May 17, 2021, in Winfield.

 

He was born on Dec. 31, 1966, in Warren, Ohio. He is the son of the late Anthony Chilton and Patricia Austin. He had lived in Guin the last 12 years. He was a good-hearted person. He loved to make people laugh and loved to detail cars.
He is survived by his wife - Kim Belk Austin, Guin; his children - Alyssa, Guin, Tyler and Africa, Warren, Ohio, and LaGina and Kendall, Pensacola, Fla.; sister - Natalie Robinson, Youngstown, Ohio; niece - Kenya, Roanoke; and nephews - Devin, Roanoke and Edward, Jr., Youngstown, Ohio.
A graveside service was held on Monday, May 24, 2021, from the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Home of Guin directed the services.
Memorial Funeral Home
7195 US-43 • Guin, Ala.  35563 (205) 468-3323

Oneal Calvert, 77, Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.

 

The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Happy Hill Church with burial following at Memorial Gardens.
Hamilton Funeral Home •  Hamilton, Ala.

Jerry Ray Cummings, 80, Russellville, passed away on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

 

The funeral service was held on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Gateway Church.
Spry Memorial Chapel • Compliments of Marion  County Funeral Home

James Ralph Gandy, 87, Russellville, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021.
The funeral service was held on Monday, May 24, 2021, at Spry Memorial Chapel.
Spry Memorial Chapel • Compliments of Marion County Funeral Home

Clyde Oneal Hallmark, 81, Russellville, passed away on Sunday, May 23, 2021.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at Spry Memorial Chapel.
Spry Memorial Chapel • Compliments of Marion County Funeral Home

Harry James “Jim” Jenkins, 74, Russellville, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021.
The funeral service was held on Friday, May 28, 2021, at Spry Memorial Chapel.
Spry Memorial Chapel • Compliments of Marion  County Funeral Home

Orville Dewayne King, 70, Tuscumbia, passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.
Spry Memorial Chapel • Compliments of Marion County Funeral Home

Danny Ray Hand, 50, Russellville, passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021.
A memorial service was held on Sunday, May 30, 2021, at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
Spry Memorial Chapel • Compliments of Marion  County Funeral Home

Alton Seay May, 82, Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at his residence.

 

A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at Eastside Baptist Church in Winfield.
Hamilton Funeral Home •  Hamilton, Ala.

Victoria “Vicki Lou” Stuard, 66, Hamilton, passed away on May 13, 2021, in Birmingham.
Victoria Stuard
Victoria Stuard

She was born in Waukegan, Ill., to Cole Skaggs and Lula Fawcett on Monday, Aug. 9, 1954. She studied music at a college now known as Liberty University in Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s in Applied Management in 1996 and master’s in Organizational Management in 1998. She was a graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, where she earned an Ed.D in Educational Leadership in 2008, the first in her family to achieve the highest academic distinction.
Mrs. Stuard had a passion for the deaf and hard of hearing community through teaching American Sign Language and interpreting. She also worked with students with disabilities in various positions and venues to ensure that their accommodations were in place. She worked as an associate director/assistant professor for Azusa Pacific University for 13 years until retiring in 2016. She returned to Hamilton to be with her parents in their final years.
From a young age, she was an avid and committed reader who spent countless hours in the library, indulging her imagination in the literary world. She was an artist at heart taking on various crafts, and some of her interests included jewelry-making, photography, writing poetry and aromatherapy.
At her very core, and what inspired, permeated and empowered her life, was her deep commitment to her Christian faith. Throughout the years, she demonstrated that faith through kindness, gentleness, hospitality and as a gracious source of comfort, support and counsel to her friends, family and those she encountered in both her professional and daily lives.
She served in churches and conferences as a volunteer ASL interpreter. She was recognized as a woman of prayer. In recent years, she was asked by a number of church and par church organizations to provide devotional materials and head up prayer support teams for their associated conferences.  
She was always active in various churches where she lived, attending regularly. She had a beautiful singing voice, and served in the choir, on worship teams and as a gifted soloist. For a number of years, she was part of a volunteer worship team, regularly ministering along with chaplain services in the California State Prison system, notably at the Chino Correctional Facility.
She is survived by her husband children - Luke, Calif., and Elizabeth (Ryan) Mahler, Claremont, Calif.; her siblings - Annie (Adrian) Tudor, Dublin, Ireland, Michael (Priscilla) Skaggs, Clarksville, Ark., and Carol F. Dennis, Memphis, Tenn.; nieces and nephews - Abigail, Jesse, Rick, Kara, Kimberly, Tiffany, Lacy, Jasmine, Preston, Brianna, Dalton, Cara and Robert; and a host of beloved aunts, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents; her parents - Cole Skaggs, Lula Fawcett and James Fawcett; and her brother - Corbin Fawcett.
Pallbearers were Alan Green, David Shotts, Sean Jeffries, Jason McRae, Lennox Lugo, Will Crigger and John Paul Newborn.
The family of Mrs. Stuard wishes to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Barnes, Dr. Adams, the nursing staff at both Princeton Baptist Hospital and Brookwood Baptist Medical Center as well as the Princeton and Brookwood chaplains who provided her exemplary spiritual support while in Birmingham.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Bexar Cemetery.
 Marion County Funeral Home
3325 Bexar Avenue East • Hamilton, Ala.  35570 (205) 921-5777

Lillian Blake Wells, 88, Russellville, passed away on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

 

The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Jonesboro Baptist Church.
Spry Memorial Chapel • Compliments of Marion County Funeral Home

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