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Joe Ellis was a native of Union Springs, AL. He was born to the late Marie and Jimmie Ellis. Joe is the youngest of six siblings. He married Mattie Ellis, and together they had two boys, Rufus and Bruce Ellis. Joe was a proud grandfather and loved to see babies running around. He was born Ma…

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Michael James Caylor, 53, passed away on January 8, 2022. He was born in Montgomery, AL on October 22, 1968.

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Mr. Raheem Davon Lee, age 25, of Union Springs, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021. Graveside services were held on Sunday, December 26, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Highway 82 East, Union Springs, Alabama.

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Ada Margaret Smith passed away December 12, 2021 at the age of 85. Ada was born to the late Saint Timothy Thomas Sr and Nettie B Bronson Thomas on August 22, 1936. Ada was the first of 9 children including Saint Timothy Jr, Robert Thomas, Johnnie Thomas, James Thomas, Charlie Seldon, Essie B…

Kizzie Ruth Phelps May of Lawrenceburg, TN and formerly of Union Springs, passed Dec. 20, 2021, in Lawrenceburg. The funeral was held Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Timothy Jones officiating.

On Christmas Day, December 25, 2021, Janet Carden Watson transitioned from living for Jesus to living with Jesus. Her 94 years on earth will have a ripple effect in eternity because of the many hearts that were changed by her gracious, consistent, quiet, and generous faith.

Carter Funeral Home announces the peaceful transition of Ms. RaShonda Rene Smith, 30, of Union Springs, Alabama. Ms. Smith, 30, transitioned into eternal life on December 15, 2021, while in the comforting care of her healthcare professionals at the University of Alabama Medical Center, Birmi…

Carter Funeral Home announces the peaceful transition of Mrs. Annie Pearl Manley Posey, of Union Springs, Alabama. Mrs. Posey, transitioned into eternal life on December 7, 2021, while in the comforting care of the professionals at the Baptist Medical Center South in Montgomery, AL.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the peaceful transition of Mrs. Ethel Mae Borders, 91, of Union Springs, Alabama. Mrs. Ethel Mae Borders, transitioned into eternity on December 11, 2021, at Baptist East Medical Center, in Montgomery, AL. Preceding her in death are her parents, three children, …

Bianca Tanisha Cephus, fondly known as "Bee" was born on November 16, 1988 to Ricardo Wayne (Rick) Rivera and Bonnie Cephus-Rivera-Sane in Montgomery, Alabama.

Carter Funeral Home announces the peaceful transition of Mr. Eddie Lee “Bud” Pendleton, of Union Springs Alabama. Mr. Pendleton, 72, transitioned into eternal life December 9, 2021, while in the comforting care of the professionals at the Jackson Hospital and Clinic, in Montgomery, AL.

Carter Funeral Home announces the peaceful transition of Ms. Arthureen Taylor, of Wetumpka, Alabama. Ms. Taylor, 61, a native of Union Springs, AL transitioned into eternal life on December 13, 2021, while in the comforting care of her healthcare professionals.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Mr. Clarence Leon Austin, of Union Springs, Alabama. Affectionately known as “Sam”, Mr. Austin, 79, transitioned into eternal life December 4, 2021, at the East Alabama Medical Center of Opelika.

Mary Elizabeth Sims, 96, a resident of Montgomery and formerly of Simsville, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

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After a short battle with cancer, Dennis Cox, Dreotha, and Dora lost their beloved mother, Mary Bryant.

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Michael George Hollis, 61, a resident of Union Springs, AL, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021.

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Mrs. Sherry Ann Scott-Brant of Hinesville, Georgia formerly of Union Springs, Alabama departed this life on November 13, 2021. Sherry Ann was born on December 28, 1963 to Edmond Scott and Georgett Long-Scott she was the youngest of twenty children born to this union. Sherry Ann public visita…

Mrs. Mable Rowland Broome (Thompson), age 85, of Eufaula, passed away Friday, November 26, 2021, peacefully at her home in Bullock County.

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A memorial service for La’ Brandon Michael Milbry Tyre will be held Saturday, November 27, 2021, at Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

Nancy Knowles Renfroe, 74, a resident of Union Springs, AL, passed away on Sunday, November 14, 2021.

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Ms. Bernice Lewis was born on April 20, 1932 to the late Gust Wright and the late Johnnie Mae Wright in Midway, Alabama.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Ms. Gloria Jean Cory of Midway, Alabama. Ms. Cory, 60, peacefully transitioned into eternity October 12, 2021, at Troy Regional Medical Center.

Dorothy Vera Cogborn Robinson Burton (age 91) was born September 28, 1930, in the High Ridge Community of Linwood, Alabama.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Ms. Bettye Jean Turk on October 18th, 2021.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Mr. Therious Vann McWhorter of Union Springs, Alabama. Mr. McWhorter, 50, peacefully transitioned into eternity October 18, 2021, in Mobile, Alabama.

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Sammy “Dwight” Moore, 75, of the Smuteye Community, and a native of the Ewell Community near Ozark, passed away on October 8, 2021. A memorial service is planned for October 23, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church in Union Springs, with Pastor Gene Bridgman and Pastor Cary Maulden …

Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Ms. Missie Mae Holmes of Ft. Davis, Alabama. Ms. Holmes, 81, peacefully transitioned into eternity on October 14, 2021, at East Alabama Medical Center.

Elizabeth Williams Griswell, 84, a resident of Union Springs, passed away on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Funeral services were held on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. from Gray Funeral Home Chapel, with Minister Jeff May officiating.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Infant Kameron Keshun Tarver of Union Springs, AL. Born March 30, 2021, to his parents De’Cordia De”Kal Blue and Kametrez Keshun Tarver, Kameron spent these months as a sweet and loving baby.

Sgt. Major Kenneth Earl Thrasher, age 51, passed away peacefully from his earthly life on the morning of Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida. Kenneth was born June 26, 1970, to Luckey and Mary Thrasher in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Mrs. Cynthia Denise Jones Rayborn, of Union Springs, Alabama. Mrs. Rayborn, 64, transitioned into eternity October 3, 2021.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Mr. John Wesley Williams, of Dadeville, Alabama. Known and loved as “Bug”, Mr. Williams, 61, transitioned into eternity September 28, 2021. The Commemoration of life began with a public visitation, Friday, October 8, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. until …

Sgt. Major Kenneth Earl Thrasher, age 51, passed away peacefully from his earthly life on the morning of Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida. Kenneth was born June 26, 1970, to Luckey and Mary Thrasher in Tuskegee, Alabama.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Mr. Richard Franklin, Jr. of the Aberfoil Community, Union Springs, Alabama. Mr. Franklin, 74, peacefully transitioned into eternity September 19, 2021, in Montgomery, AL.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Ms. Poshie Lee Mims of Union Springs, Alabama. Ms. Mims, 72, peacefully transitioned into eternity September 15, 2021, at her residence.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Mrs. Angie Lee Browne formerly of the Newtown Community, Union Springs, Alabama.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the transition of Mrs. Sharon Kate Palm - Bates of Dothan, Alabama. Mrs. Bates, 55, peacefully transitioned into eternity September 18, 2021, at Flowers Hospital.

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Jessica Nicole Daugherty was born on January 10, 1982, and passed away on September 10, 2021, at the age of 39.

Elizabeth Estelle Williamson Murphy, 74, a resident of Stills X Roads, AL, passed away on Friday, September 24, 2021.

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Patsy Ophelia Benning Pritchett, 85, a resident of Union Springs, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021. On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Bill Cannon and Hal Hepburn officiating.

Alan Jeffrey "Jeff" Holifield, 59, a resident of Fitzpatrick, AL, passed away on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

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Mr. Mack Cleve Birks was born on August 9, 1980 and passed away September 8, 2021 the fourth of five children to mother Evelyn Jones-Birks (deceased) and Father Mack Cleve Birks, Jr. in Columbus, Georgia.

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Kendall Holloway Faulkner, 42, left this earth for his eternal home on Thursday, August 26, 2021, leaving behind an abundance of family and friends whom he loved dearly and who loved him in return.

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Reverend Joe L. Caldwell was born on July 19, 1937, in Union Springs, Alabama, to the late Deacon Leroy and Sister Ida Bell Caldwell.

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Mary Lois Arrington Green, 96, a resident of Union Springs, AL, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. from Sandfield Cemetery with Minister Brad Arrington officiating and Gray Funeral Home directing.

Terry Sims McLelland, an American hero, died August 22, 2021. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 10:00 a.m., at Mt. Hilliard Cemetery with Dr. Robbins Sims officiating and Gray Funeral Home directing.

Carole Ann Sweeney Dawson, 76, of Banks, Alabama, passed away August 12, 2021, at her home surrounded by her husband and sons.

Mr. Keith McAndrew Thompson, a resident of Tallassee, Alabama, passed away Friday, August 13, 2021, at the age of 69. He was born August 25, 1951, in Union Springs, Alabama.

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Marie Cobb Bryant was born December 15, 1925 to the late Johnnie L. Cobb and Georgia Caldwell Cobb (delivered by midwife, Rosa Farmer Cobb) in Midway, AL. To this union 10 children were born. At the young age of 11 she joined Great Hope A.M.E. Church under the leadership of Rev. E. D. Willia…

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Sonia Taylor was born December 9, 1960 in Miami, FL. She attended North Miami Beach Senior High and graduated in 1978.