Mrs. Lori Gene McClelland Miles, age 57, of Vestavia Hills, formerly of Columbus, MS, passed away peacefully at her home Friday, December 29, 2017 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Lori was born on July 19, 1960 to Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Marie McClelland in Brooklyn, NY. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Danielle Cook and grandson, Skylar Wallace. She is survived by her husband, Terry Miles of almost 16 years, daughter, Jessie Miles, grandchildren, Taylor Wallace, Tristen Wallace and Rigsby Cook, sister, Karen Perkins (Charlie) of Columbus, MS, brothers, Paul D. McClelland (Susan Griffin) of Leeds, AL, Glenn E. McClelland (Susan) of Columbus, MS, her mother in law, Dot Miles of Winfield and a host of other relatives and friends. Lori Gene was loved by many for her strength and determination, her active mind, sharp wit and her kind heart. Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at Faith Fellowship Church in Winfield, AL. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. (service time) at the church. Burial will follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Harry Saylor will be the officiating minister. Pallbearers are, Anthony McClelland, Taylor Wallace, Tristen Wallace, Christian Lingle, Brian Wallace, Duncan Cook. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to, Faith Fellowship Church-First Fruits, 161 Pike Road Winfield, AL. 35594, donate online at www.ffcwinfield.com or to, Waukaway Springs Christian Retreat Center, 189 CR 2351 Vossburg, MS 39366, donate online at www.waukawaysprings.com. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Miles family.
Mr. David Christopher Cranford, age 59, of Hamilton passed away, Friday December 29, 2017 in the Marion Regional Healthcare Center in Hamilton. David is a member of the New Hope Church of Christ in Guin and was employed as a lineman for West Alabama TV Cable for 25 years. Mr. Cranford is preceded in death by his parents, Uell Vernon and Mary Irene Mitchell Cranford. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Ronda Cranford of Guin, daughter, Shauna Silas (Dustin) of Hubbertville, son, Shane Goodwin of Sulligent, grandsons, Carson Silas, Brodie Silas, Collin and Colby Goodwin, sister, Linda Holder (Jimmy) and brothers, Doug Cranford (Janet) of Hamilton, MS and Don Cranford (Pat) of Hamilton, AL and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for David will be held Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. service time. Burial will follow in the Scufflegrit Cemetery in Guin. Jeremy Houck will be the officiating minister. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Cranford family.
Mr. Willie Alton Dudley, age 90 of Brilliant, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at his daughter's residence. Mr. Dudley is a member of the Brilliant Church or God and is a retired industrial mechanic. He is preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Virginia Dedmon Dudley, his parents, Olie Mack & Coral Lee Treese Dudley and two sisters, Elizabeth Bonds and Dianne Stewart. Mr. Dudley is survived by his son, Jim (Annette) Dudley and daughter, Nancy (Bill) Pollard, 8 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and his sisters, Matie Lipham and Lula Malone. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home. Bro. Mark Maddox and Bro. Kent Nelson will be the officiating ministers. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Dudley family.
Mr. Ary Dale Rawls, age 77 of Pinson, formerly of the Brilliant area, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at St. Vincent's East Hospital in Birmingham. Mr. Rawls was a 1958 Graduate of Brilliant High School, and a member of Center Point Church of Christ, where he served as a Deacon begining in 1967, and as an Elder from 1972 until 2006. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arie Huston Rawls and Clytie Eunice Corkren Rawls, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Mr. Rawls is survived by his wife of almost 57 years, Evelyn Sue Burks Rawls, his sons, Michael Dale Rawls (Sharon) of Jacksonville, FL, and David Lee Rawls of Centerpoint, grandchildren, Garrick Rawls and Dane Rawls, (Loan), great granddaughter, Iley Mae Rawls, sisters in law, Betty Jean Trull (Bobby) of Merritt Island, FL, and Sandra Singer of Pinson, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Brock Church of Christ Cemetery. Charlie Rawls will officiate. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Rawls family.