Melik Terrel Lane was born on Friday, December 4, 1998 in Montgomery, Alabama to Kawuna Lane and Collins Hill.

Ouida Pope Windham, 100, a resident of Warner Robbins, Georgia, formerly of Union Springs, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023, 12:00 noon at Gray Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. David Stewart officiating. Burial will…

Richard Lafayette Guthrie, Dean Emeritus of the College of Agriculture at Auburn University, departed this life early in the morning of January 23, 2023. He died in his sleep after a brief illness, surrounded by family and friends in his last hours. He was 81 years old.

Funeral homes often submit obituaries as a service to the families they are assisting. However, we will be happy to accept obituaries from family members pending proper verification of the death.

Thomas Raymond Tapley, 53, a resident of Union Springs, Alabama, died unexpectedly at his home on December 31, 2022.

Debbie Joan Faulkner, 75, of the Corinth Community passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023. Funeral will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2023, starting at 9:00 a.m. with a viewing and service to follow at 10:00 at Full Gospel Church in Enon with Rev. Jimmy Helms and Rev. Lavon Singleton offici…

Clinton Ray Mason, Jr., 68, a resident of Aberfoil Community, passed away at his home on Saturday, December 17, 2022.

Barbara Faulk Triantos Nov. 21, 1945- Nov. 25, 2022 Barbara Ann Faulk Triantos, 77, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2022, at UAB Hospital, with her daughter by her side.

Mrs. Susie Jackson Ellis passed on Thursday, December 1, 2022.

Home going service for William will be held at 11:00 a.m. on November 21, 2022 at Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church, 105 Cooper St.,Union Springs, Al.

Final internment will take place in Fort Walton Beach, Florida with immediate family.

Ms. Margaret Sanders, age 80, of Union Springs, Alabama was born to the late J.T. Tellis on August 3, 1943 in Bullock, Alabama.

Precious Lakia Rodgers, the daughter of Marinda B. Patterson-Rodgers and Ray Anthony Rodgers, was born on Friday, October 11, 1996 at Putnam Community Medical Center, Palatka. She was educated in the Putnam County School District and was a 2016 graduate of Palatka High School.

Hughie “Hugh” Jerome McInnish II, 88, passed away Saturday, August 20. He was born in Union Springs in 1934 to his namesake, Hughie Jerome McInnish I, and his adoring and beloved mother, Kate Elizabeth Crook McInnish.

Richard T. Shepherd, 70, a resident of Troy, passed away at his home Sunday, August 21, 2022.

John Dee Cargil, 81, a residence of Saco Community, passed away on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

Shela May Brown, 70, a resident of Stills X Roads, passed away at her home on Thursday, August 11, 2022. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty Baptist Church, with Rev. Ronald Earles and Rev. Mark Stephens officiating.

Benny Ralph Dease, 80, a resident of Corinth Community, passed away at his home on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 15, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Gray Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Donnie Dunn officiating.

Robert Wilson Williams, 82, a lifelong resident of Union Springs, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Eastside Baptist Church with Rev. David Stewart officiating.

Mr. Boyd William Damron, Sr. died at Oak Hill Hospital in Springhill, FL on August 1, 2022, with his family by his side.

McArthur Walker was born February 16, 1942 to the late Annie Elizabeth Lawson of Troy, Alabama. As a very young boy during segregation days Mike took a job in a small grocery store after school to help his mom and siblings. A short while after that while still very young, he began working fo…

McArthur (Mike) Walker (80) of Union Springs, Al. He transitioned on July 29, 2022.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Carencro for Jill Martin, age 82, the former Jill Youngblood, who passed away Friday, July 29, 2022 at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette.

Tina Marie Eubanks Tompkins, 65, a resident of Fitzpatrick, passed away at her home on Thursday, July 21, 2022. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Hopewell United Methodist Church, with Rev. Pat McWhorter officiating and Gray Funeral Home directing.

Linda Stricklin Dykes, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at Green Hills Funeral Home with visitation at 1:00 p.m. A chapel service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Steve Winton officiating. Burial will fo…

Surrounded by her family, Bootie passed away on July 13, 2022, at East Alabama Medical Center. She was born on January 14, 1931, at Thompson Station to Louise Graham Williams and Charles Bryan Williams. She attended public schools in Union Springs and was the Valedictorian of the Union Sprin…

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Deacon Comer Posey of Union Springs, Alabama transitioned on June 24, 2022. He was born on December 6, 1934 to the late Issac & Cora Thornton Posey.

Merle Lavern Currant, 88, of Navarre, Florida passed away July 1, 2022. He was born September 28, 1933 in Douglas County, Kansas to the late Ivan Currant and Elva Currant.

Nettie Mae Holmes-Kinchen, 82, of Bullock County, AL transitioned to eternal rest on June 3, 2021. Born and raised in Midway, Enon Community, she was the third to the oldest child of the late John Henry and Mamie Lou Holmes. She had five sisters and three brothers, Emma Jean Melton, Johnnie …

Gloria June Green McDaniel, 82, died at home on June 27, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Elliott T. and Lessie Pittman Green of Union Springs. A funeral service was held Friday, July 1, 2022, at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Tom Smith officiating.

Ethel Gholston - was born in Inverness, Alabama and grew up in Fitzpatrick, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her parents Ethel Bristow and Robert James Gholston, three brothers Robert James Gholston, Jr., Joe Clifford Gholston and Warren William Gholston. She is survived by her sister A…

Robert Horn Owen, 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Pike Road, Alabama, surrounded by his family on June 10, 2022. Robert was born on March 26, 1941, in Union Springs, Alabama, to Ida Lou and Bob W. Owen.

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Celebrating the legacy of our beloved native son, Mr. Eddie B. Tatum, Carter Funeral Home humbly announces the peaceful transition of Mr. Tatum on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Georgia at the age of 71.

Lynn Wilson Jinks, Jr. died peacefully in his sleep on Memorial Day, May 30, 2022, at Southern Springs Healthcare in Union Springs, Alabama, five months after his 100th birthday. A graveside service was held on Saturday, June 4, at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Gene Nelson off…

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She was the eldest child of Odell and Louise Hooks who preceded her in death. She is survived by: her 3 children Charles Jessie(Sallie), “Susie” Elizabeth Jessie and Louise Jessie; 2 grandchildren Sean David Jessie(Starla) and Nicole Armelia Jessie(Crystal); 7 great grandchildren Deshawn, Ra…

Donnie Rae Moon died peacefully on May 13, 2022, in Huntsville, Alabama, at the age of 89. Donnie is survived by her children, Nick, Pat, Joe, and Mike; siblings, Joann Cutler and Fred Phelps. Donnie has 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, with an additi…

Mary Lavern Thomas, 96, a resident of Union Springs, passed away at her home on Thursday, April 21, 2022. On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. from Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with Rev. Curtis Rich officiating.

“Mr. Horace Eldon Isaacs, affectionately known as “Ike,” of Montgomery, Alabama, departed this life on Monday, February 21, 2022. Memorial service was held on March 19, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Christ Temple Church of Christ-Holiness USA, 201 Early Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104.

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Mr. John Ellis, Jr. passed on Thursday, March 17, 2022.

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On Thursday, February 10, 2022, Onnie Bell Parker Simmons, loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, loved one, and friend departed this earthly life at the age of eight-one.

Mr. Melvin Turpin passed away at Piedmont Hospital in Columbus, Georgia, on March 2, 2022.

Mavis Johnson Sawyers, 79, a resident of Still's X Roads Community, passed away on Tuesday, February 15, 2022. Funeral services were held on Friday, February 18, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. from Gray Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Sammy Turner and Rev. Donnie Marler officiating.

Edna Green Dunn, 93, a resident of Sandfield Community, passed away at her home on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Sandfield Cemetery, with Lt. Col. Robert Ball officiating and Gray Funeral Home directing.

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Lilletta Hilliard, a native of Montgomery, AL, was born on September 30, 1955, to the parents of the late Louis and Laura Brewington. She was a Southern Springs Nursing Home resident in Union Springs, AL.

Mrs. Onnie Bell Simmons passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter, Lisa, on Thursday, February 10, 2022.

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Poe’s Memory Chapel Funeral Home announces the peaceful transition of Ms. Jamavis Larese Holmes of Union Springs, Alabama, Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

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Michael Nicholas Waldrep, 37, died unexpectedly on January 12, 2022 in Las Vegas where he resided. He was born on Mother’s Day, May 13, 1984 in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Poe’s Memory Chapel Funeral Home announces the peaceful transition of Mrs. Sharon Marie Briggs Biggers of Union Springs, Alabama, Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

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John Clarence Bean, 74, of Killen, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. Clarence grew up in Union Springs, Alabama, where he fell in love with his wife, Diana Griffin Bean. Together they had two daughters, Rebecca Bean Smith (Steve Smith) and Katie Bean deSouza (Aias deSouza).

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Carter Funeral Home announces the peaceful transition of Ms. Janie Mae Williams, (81) of Ft. Davis, Alabama. Mrs. Williams transitioned into eternity on January 15, 2022, while under the watchful care of her daughter and loving family in Union Springs, AL.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the peaceful transition of Deacon Willie Dean Walker, (70), of Midway, Alabama. Deacon Walker passed away in Montgomery, Alabama, at Jackson Hospital under the watchful care of his providers on January 20, 2022.

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Carter Funeral Home announces the peaceful transition of Mr. William Franklin Foster, (87), of Midway Alabama. William Franklin Foster was born in Midway, Alabama on December 18, 1934, to Albert Foster, Sr., and Lizzie Jordan Foster.