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Bobby Newton

Sep 01, 1934 - Nov 26, 2023

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Trussville, AL

Bobby Joe Newton, age 89 of Trussville, AL passed away on November 26, 2023. He was a member of Trussville First Baptist Church and he graduated from Hewitt Trussville High School. He was very proud that his football team voted him Most Valuable Player. After he graduated he joined the United States Air Force and served his tour of duty at Weathers Field Air Force Base in England. After returning home he joined the Alabama Air National Guard where he worked for a long career. He continued his ed...Read More

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William Peter Nielsen, III

Jun 21, 1935 - Feb 15, 2024

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Trussville, AL

William “Bill” Nielsen, III, 88, entered rest Thursday, February 15, 2024, at his home in Trussville, Alabama. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2024, at First Methodist Trussville Church in Trussville, AL. Visitation, with family receiving friends will be 10:00 a.m. to service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the First Methodist Trussville Missions, c/o Cindy Nielsen, 202 Powell Place, Trussville, AL., 35173. Powers Funeral Home in Creston, Ia., is providing information. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.William Peter Nielsen, III., was born June 21, 1935, in Paullina, IA., to William Peter Nielsen, II. and Anna Wilhelmina Westphal. The family moved to Los Angeles where Bill grew up, later moving to Paullina, IA. Bill graduated from Paullina High School in 1953 and Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) in 1957. Bill was united in marriage to Janice Marie Burger in 1955 in Adel, IA., and three sons, Chad, Todd, and Kurt were born to this union. Bill and Janice later divorced.After graduating from college, Bill was a high school football coach and teacher for 20 years, serving at Brooklyn, IA., Eldora, IA., Indianola, IA., and Creston, IA. He also served as Athletic Director for Creston Schools, after getting out of coaching. Bill was inducted into the Iowa High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1980.On June 9, 1977, Bill was united in marriage to Cindy K. Downing (Sharp) in Creston. In 1981, they moved to Alabama, where he went to work with his brother as Vice-President of Schreiber Corporation in Trussville, AL. Bill worked there for nearly 10 years, before starting his own Industrial Cleaning Service. Later, Bill felt the call to the ministry while serving the elderly in hospitals and in their homes. He became a Methodist Minister and was appointed to Smoke Rise Methodist Church in Hayden, AL., where he served for 10 years until his retirement.After retirement, Bill became very active in First Methodist Trussville Church. He and Cindy became leaders in Bridge Builders, where they helped feed, aid, and clothe the homeless in downtown Birmingham. Bill and Cindy were also very active in the Walk to Emmaus, a Christian organization that helped build stronger Christians to serve in their respective churches.Survivors include his wife Cindy Nielsen, of Trussville, AL.; their children, Chad (Jodie) Nielsen, of Morris, AL., Todd (Beth) Nielsen, Creston, IA., Kurt (Kathy) Nielsen, of Freeman, MO., Todd (Lesa) Downing of Creston, IA, Brett (Kathy) Downing, of LaVista, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; Ashley Nielsen, Brock Nielsen, Olivia Nielsen-Irr, Evan Nielsen, Alec Nielsen, Chelcee Rathe, Trevor Downing, Chase Downing, Myla Downing, Kassidy Nielsen and Elizabeth Arledge; 6 great-grandchildren, one brother, Keith Nielsen and three sisters, Patty Nielsen, Donna Talbot and Betty Calabrese. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Loren Nielsen and two sisters, Shirley and Nancy.

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Leola Fay Manuel

May 14, 1941 - Feb 14, 2024

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Trussville, AL

Leola Fay Manuel, age 82, of Trussville, Alabama passed away on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Leola “Pinkie” Manuel, 82, of Trussville, AL, passed away suddenly on February 12, 2024. Her loss is completely unexpected and her family and friends are profoundly saddened. She was born in Basile, Louisiana on May 14, 1941 to Raymond and Joyce Wall. After graduating from Basile High School, she went on to the University of Southern MS where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She subsequently taught school at Myrick Elementary in Myrick, MS. She married her high school sweetheart, Ronald Manuel, who predeceased her. They had two boys, Terrell Brent Manuel (Mary Ann), and Terrance Lee Manuel, who also predeceased her. She was a member of Deerfoot Baptist Church and a life-long Christian who loved the Lord with all her heart. She maintained contact with many of her students all these years later and often reminisced about her teaching days. She loved spending time with her group of friends from Northport and Trussville and could be on the phone for hours talking and laughing with any one of them. She always said she was ready to go home whenever the Good Lord was ready for her, and we know she’s happy to be home at last. She leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, a host of nieces and a nephew, as well as many, many friends. Visitation will be at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Funeral Home in Northport on Monday February 19th with Graveside services to follow at noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, two organizations Pinkie supported. Sunset Brown-Service Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, is honored to serve the Manuel family during their time of bereavement. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.SunsetBrown-Funeral.com

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Opaline McGowan

Sep 04, 1933 - Feb 10, 2024

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Trussville, AL

Opaline McGowan, age 90, of Trussville, Alabama passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024. A graveside for Opaline will be held Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Forest Hill Cemetery, 431 60th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35212.

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Barry Allen Simmons

Sep 13, 1968 - Feb 06, 2024

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Trussville, AL

"Barry Allen Simmons, also known as Tubby, was born on September 13, 1968. Beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend was born to Ray and Helen Simmons on September 13, 1968. He passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at 1:30am peacefully surrounded by his family by his side. Barry was diagnosed with an optic glioma tumor and had brain surgery. After the surgery, he was given 6 months and was sent home on hospice. Barry lived with his brother-in-law and sister where they taught him how to walk, he had lost that ability after having the brain surgery. Mike and Tammie worked hard with him to give him all the ability that he lost after having surgery, and he succeeded. Even though he still had to have help, he worked hard to accomplish everything he lost. When Barry was sent home, they gave him 6 months to live and he beat that by 6 months and 3 days. He fought hard to beat the cancer he had. Barry was loved by everyone that met him; he never met a stranger. He was also known for being a quiet person, not a very big talker. But when he did, he always made something funny and was always cracking jokes. He loved his family. He would play with his nieces and nephews for hours, whatever they wanted to play. He was a big part of their lives. Barry is preceded in death by his mother, Helen Simmons; grandparents, Manuel and Mae Hammock and Carl and Iena Simmons; and numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his father, Ray (Margie) Simmons; brothers, Kenneth (Kathy) Simmons and Gary (Gina) Simmons; sister, Tammie (Mike) Abbruzzo; step-sisters, Karen, Carol, and Renee Pierce; nephew, Justin (Jessica) Simmons; nieces, Christine Simmons, Jessica (Cameron) Guyton, and Savannah Abbruzzo; great nieces and nephews, Alex, Harper, Kinzleigh Guyton, Graham, and Lily Jane Simmons; and step-nieces and nephews. Barry’s wish was to be cremated. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 3pm to 4pm at The Healing Place Church in Ashville, AL. The Celebration of Life Service will follow with Kentrell King (Kenny) officiating, he will also be performing the music, The Light House and In the Garden."

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Mr. Harold Norman Cole

Nov 17, 1946 - Feb 03, 2024

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Trussville, AL

"FUNERAL SERVICES FOR: MR. HAROLD NORMAN COLE WILL BE HELD: 2 PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2024 AT: JOHN E. STEPHENS CHAPEL INTERMENT: EAST LAWN CEMETERY VISITATION: 11 AM TILL TIME FOR SERVICE THURS., FEB. 8TH AT: JOHN E. STEPHENS CHAPEL; Funeral services for Mr. Harold Norman Cole will be held 2 PM Thursday, February 8, 2024 at John E. Stephens Chapel with Rev. Mitchell Graham and Rev. Mike Gunter officiating. Interment in East Lawn Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will begin at 11 AM Thursday till time for service. John E. Stephens Chapel in charge of arrangements. Mr. Cole, 77, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024 at St. Vincents in Trussville, AL. He lived in Neshoba County all of his life and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He worked at Weyerhaeuser Company in shipping and receiving. He was a member of Pine Grove Church of God, American Legion and USS Rich. He enjoyed playing cards and woodworking. Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his parents, Alton Harvey Cole and Emma Jean Milling Cole; Wife, Marguriete Cole; Sister, Rita Anthony; Granddaughter, Jamie Jackson Smith; Great-Grandson, Ezra Bradley. Survivors: Daughters, Beth Ann Main (Kenneth) of Guntersville, Paula Alford (Kerry) of Philadelphia and Emily Jackson (Joey) of Philadelphia; Sons, Larry Cole (Wynette) of Philadelphia and John “Chop” Stewart (Kitty) of Philadelphia; Sisters, Charlotte Pierce of Collinsville, Margaret Germany (Rex) of Union and Pat Johnson (Jacky) of Chunky; (11) Grandchildren; (30) Great-Grandchildren. Pallbearers: Trent Cole, William Cole, Coleby Harris, Patrick Jackson, Daniel Alford and Jacob Stewart."

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Roger David Martin, Sr.

Jan 03, 1943 - Jan 28, 2024

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Trussville, AL

"Roger David Martin, Sr., 81, took his last earthly breath on a sleepy Sunday afternoon at St. Vincent’s East on January 28, 2024. He was surrounded by family, sweet songs and echoes of I love you. Roger is preceded in death by his father, Dave Martin, and his mother, Marie Ledbetter. Roger is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Janie; his son, David (Ruth), his daughter, Debbie (Shane), and his dearly loved grandchildren: Hannah, Riley, Tyler and Chad. He was eagerly expecting his first great-granddaughter, Frankie Mae, this coming April. Roger was born on January 3, 1943 in Moulton, Alabama. He was the oldest of three children; brother, Chad (Gloria) and sister, JoMarie Rawls (Doug). He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews. As a young man, Roger enrolled and attended Bud Beaston Farrier’s College in Sperry, Oklahoma. It was during this time that he met and fell in love with Janie. Following his time as a Farrier, he spent many years working at Simmons Machinery in Jasper. He started in the shop and worked his way into sales. He had a knack for sales and eventually opened his own company, Martin Used Equipment. In Roger’s life beyond work he spent a lot of time and money fostering his love for horses. He was passionate about horses and spent much of his leisure time at roping pens, rodeos, and riding for pleasure. He was a true cowboy. In addition to his love for cowboy life, he also loved hunting and fishing. He said he felt the closest to the Lord when he was in His creation. Uniquely created and a man of his word his absence is deeply felt and he will be missed by all who knew him. A visitation will be held on Friday, February 2, 2024 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Deerfoot Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, AL. The funeral service will begin at 11:00am on Saturday, February 3, 2024 in the funeral home chapel with Reverend Jerald Freeman and Debbie Roberts officiating. Interment will immediately follow the service at Jefferson Memorial Gardens, East in Trussville, AL."

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Jerry W. Donelson

Nov 10, 1948 - Jan 23, 2024

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Trussville, AL

Jerry W. Donelson, age 75, of Trussville passed away on January 23, 2024. He was born on November 10, 1948 to Samuel and Margaret Donelson. He was a retired Mechanical Engineer. Jerry leaves behind 3 children: Nicki Harris, Daniele Green and Brent Donelson and five Grandchildren. He is also survived by two siblings, Marleen Hawkins and Louis Donelson. His service will be at NorthPark Baptist Church in Trussville, 5700 Deerfoot Pkwy, Trussville 35173 on Friday February 16, at 2:00 pm.

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John William Carter Sr.

Apr 26, 1937 - Jan 28, 2024

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Trussville, AL

Funeral services for Mr. John William “Billy” Carter Sr., 86, of Anniston, will be Wednesday, January 31st, 2024, 11:00 a.m., at Leatherwood Baptist Church with Bro. Phil Winningham officiating. Burial will follow at Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery. The family would like to welcome friends for visitation at the church on Tuesday evening, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mr. Carter passed away peacefully in Trussville, on Sunday surrounded by his loved ones. Mr. Carter is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Joan S. Carter; father and mother, J.B. Carter and Edith Carter; sisters, Elizabeth Burkett, Faye Brown; brother, Jack Carter; infant daughters, Rebecca Ann Carter and Lisa Kay Carter; great granddaughter, Alexa Rae Foster; great grandson, John Kent Carter. Mr. Carter is survived by his son, John W. Carter Jr. (Glenda Faye); daughter, Karen C. Barnett (Bruce); 5 grandchildren, Trey Carter (Melissa), Jeromy Carter (Amber), Tessa C. List (Wesley), Steven Barnett, Rachel Foster (Andrew); 9 great grandchildren, Jaxon Carter, Heidi Carter, Hanna Carter, Karlie Carter, Grayson List, Owen Foster, Eason List, Kerrigan List, Emma Carter; sisters, Linda Oswald, Gail McCravy (David), Charlotte Yates; brothers, James D. “Jimmy” Carter (Cardell), Joe “Mickey” Carter (Kara); several nieces and nephews; special bonus family, Ron Jones, Melonie Jones, and Nicole Jones. Billy was a very beloved member of Leatherwood Baptist Church. He volunteered in many ways. He copied Sunday service DVDs and took to shut-ins on Tuesdays. He worked on computer issues at the church on Wednesdays. He volunteered at the Baptist Thrift Store on Thursdays working on electronics. If he did not finish everything, he would go back on Friday to finish. He loved doing these things and still had time to fix dinner for his family on Sunday evening for food and fellowship. He was a typewriter repairman for 60 years. He retired from Anniston Army Depot. He was also a proud veteran. The family would like to give a special thanks to Ascension St. Vincent’s Pell City Emergency Department and Ascension St. Vincent’s, East in Trussville for the wonderful care provided to our dad.

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Ronald Gary Ramsey

Apr 21, 1954 - Jan 21, 2024

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Trussville, AL

"We are heartbroken to announce the passing of Ronald Gary Ramsey. Surrounded by his family, he left this world on January 21, 2024. He was a loving Daddy, Brother, Uncle, and Fur Daddy. A friend to all, Ronnie was a humble and patient man. He will be truly missed. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 1pm to 2pm at Deerfoot Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, AL. The service will begin at 1pm in the funeral home chapel, following is the graveside service at Forest Crest Cemetery."

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Kenneth Leroy Pohl

Feb 01, 1939 - Jan 18, 2024

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Trussville, AL

"Kenneth Leroy Pohl of Trussville, Alabama was born on February 1, 1939 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. He and his brother, Bill Pohl, grew up in the home of their parents, Lula and William Pohl Jr. He graduated as Valedictorian from Monaca High School. He attended and graduated from Muskingum University with a double major in physics and mathematics. After graduation he began his 40 plus years of work in the steel industry. He began in the mill portion of the Jones and Laughlin (J\u0026amp;L) steel mill. He eventually switched to human resources where he remained until retirement. During his tenure with J\u0026amp;L, the company transitioned to LTV Steel and participated in several joint ventures with other steel companies; he continued in human resources with each endeavor. The last joint venture of LTV was with Sumitomo Metal and British Steel where he held the position of Senior Vice President of Human Resources until retirement. He was predeceased by his Mother, Lula Frances Pohl and father, William James Pohl Jr. He is survived by his wife, Fran Pohl; son, Ron Pohl, Ron’s wife, Carol; son, Rick Pohl, Rick’s wife, Ora; daughter, Cindy Stafford, Cindy’s husband, Vaughn; daughter, Deb Cunningham, and her husband, Bob; grandchildren-Jamie Godec, Jamie’s significant other, Mike Hein, Adam Godec, Ron Pohl, Ron’s wife Danica, Ellie Chamness, Ellie’s husband, Cody, William Stafford; Sarah Lowry, Sarah’s husband Gary Davenport, Scott Lowry, Jay Lowry; great grandchildren-Dak and Emmie Chamness; his brother, Bill Pohl, Bill’s wife, Carol, and nephews, Bill Pohl, Bill’s wife, Denise, and Philip Pohl, Philip’s wife, Veronica, and many other beloved cousins and family. Ken Pohl’s celebration of life services will be at Clearbranch Methodist Church of Trussville, AL on Tuesday, January 30, 2024. Visitation will be 10-11:30 with the Rev Dr Vaughn Stafford officiating the service at 11:30 with Rev Jeremy Auvil assisting. There will be a short graveside service for the family that afternoon in Hartselle, AL."

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