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Elizabeth Moreau

Dec 05, 1939 - Nov 23, 2023

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Trussville, AL

"Elizabeth "Meme" Moreau, 83 of Gardendale AL was ushered into the presence of the Lord on Thursday, November 23, 2023. She was born on December 5, 1939 in Sunset, Louisiana. She was the secretary of the Gardendale Historical Society, served as the secretary of her homeowners association, founder and co-owner of Anna Belle's Health Food Co-op in Pinson, AL. She was deeply humble, unfailingly kind, profoundly resilient, tenaciously protective of her family, and a fearless person of faith, during ...Read More

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Joseph "Butch" Cooke

Aug 21, 1946 - Feb 28, 2024

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Trussville, AL

Joseph “Butch” Cooke, age 77, of Trussville, AL passed away on February 28, 2024. Butch was a native of Alabama and moved around in various cities throughout Alabama during his early childhood. He was born on August 21, 1946 to Joseph Edgar and Vera Lucille Cooke. He graduated from Hewitt-Trussville class of 1964. He joined the Air Force in 1966 and was promoted to B52 Crew Chief and Strategic Air Command as Staff Sergeant before being honorably discharged. After the Air force he attended UAB where he received a Bachelors’ of Psychology. He served at AT&T until he retired. Butch was an avid Alabama football fan. He enjoyed watching classic films and classic cars. He attended several classic car events throughout the years and recently enjoyed watching videos on YouTube of classic cars. Butch was a family man. He loved spending time with them and being a supporting husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family more than anything else on earth. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Dianna Collins Cooke; his two sons, Wes Cooke (Cel) and Danny Cooke (Rachel); his three grandchildren, Abby Cooke, Mark Cooke, and Sarah Cooke. A graveside service for Butch will be held on March 5th at Jefferson Memorial Gardens Last Supper Mausoleum in Trussville at 1:00 p.m. Family and friends will gather at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel starting at 12 noon.

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Roger Dale Gargus

May 24, 1947 - Feb 28, 2024

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Trussville, AL

Roger Dale Gargus, age 76, died February 28, 2024 after a long illness with colon cancer. He graduated from Oneonta High School in May of 1965. He then attended Auburn University and graduated in September of 1969. Afterwards, he worked at Lincoln Memorial University where he taught Physical Education and Sports Management, as well as coaching baseball and wrestling. After his two year tenure at LMU, he began a long career in insurance, beginning at Traveler’s Insurance in May of 1972 and eventually opening his own agency in Oneonta in 1980. Since selling his insurance business, he moved to Jacksonville, FL to work for USFG for five years. He spent the remainder of his career working for various Gargus auto dealerships in Oneonta, Birmingham and Trussville. He retired from Courtesy Buick GMC in 2006, moving to North Carolina until 2015. While in NC, he served as a Sunday School Superintendent and substitute teacher at the local high school. He and his wife Jennie moved to Trussville in 2015.Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Flora Nolin Gargus; brothers, Royce Wayne, and Tommy. He is survived by his wife of twenty-nine years Jennie Alvis Gargus of Trussville; two daughters, Amy Gargus Brunner (John) and Leah Gargus Kotar (Mike) of Oneonta and Huntsville respectively; two stepchildren, Amy O’Brien Mascali (David) of Nashville, TN and Ted O’Brien (Chelsea) of Snowmass, CO; grandchildren, Logan Sipper (Rachel) and Reagan Sipper of Oneonta and Adam Kotar and Molly Kotar of Huntsville; sisters, Charlotte Battles (Jerry) of Columbia, TN and his twin, Glenda Gargus, of Trussville, AL; sisters-in-law Polly Gargus of Oneonta and Melinda Gargus of Trussville.The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Lemley Funeral Home from 11:00 AM until 12:15 PM. A Celebration of Life will follow beginning at 12:15 PM with Dr. Larry Gipson presiding.In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Oneonta Cemetery and Beautification Society, P.O. Box 686 Oneonta, AL 35121.

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Evelyn Rowe

Jan 13, 1935 - Feb 19, 2024

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Trussville, AL

Evelyn Rowe, born Evelyn Horsely on January 13, 1935, in Birmingham, peacefully passed away on February 19, 2024, in Trussville, Alabama, at the age of 89. She is survived by her loving children Fran Hill, Princess Smith, Wanda Waugh, Steve Rowe, Tracy Rowe, sister Elnora Horsely, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband William Howard Rowe, father Monroe Horsely, mother Ollie Carrol Horsely, and aunt Cora Carrol.Evelyn was a vibrant soul who cherished her family dearly.She was known for her free spirit and love for fun, especially in her younger years when she enjoyed fun filled outings.In her later years, she found joy in hosting family Christmas parties, sitting on her back porch, and spending quality time with her loved ones. You could often find her with a coke in her hand. Her loyal companion, Sparky, her dog, was always by her side. She was also a member of the Good News Assembly of God in Robinhood for many years.A visitation to celebrate Evelyn’s life will be held at Jefferson Memorial in Trussville, AL, on Monday, March 26, 2024, between 1:00 P.M & 2:00 P.M. with funeral services following at 2:00 PM. The compassionate staff at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville, AL, is assisting the family with the arrangements.Evelyn's legacy of love and joy will forever be cherished by her family and friends. She will be deeply missed but always remembered for the spark she brought into their lives.

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Albert Manoske

May 31, 1937 - Feb 26, 2024

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Trussville, AL

Albert Manoske, age 86, of Trussville, passed away on Feb. 26, 2024. He was a member of The Church at Ross Bridge. Albert was preceded in death by his wife Grace Manoske; 3 brothers, Mike Manoske, Matt Manoske, Johnny Manoske; 4 sisters, Mary Livery, Pauline Moore, Kathryn Nelson, Betty Warren. Mr. Manoske is survived by his son, Brian Manoske; brother, Ronny Manoske; two sisters, Annie Letanosky, Helen (Don) Bean and several other loving family members.

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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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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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