Obits for March 26

Published 5:09 pm Thursday, March 26, 2015

Loraine F. Carter

Loraine F. Carter, 96, passed away Sat., March 21, 2015. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Lebanon First United Methodist Church in Lebanon, Tenn. with an hour of visitation prior to service time. A Graveside Service will be conducted on Fri., March 27, 2015, at 11 a.m. in the Mobile Memorial Gardens in Mobile, Ala.

She was born Dec. 12, 1918, in Crenshaw County to the late Ruben Parks Franklin and Lessie Mae Rhodes Franklin.

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Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Carter; sisters, Jewel Franklin, Doris Wallitalo and Marie Boyd; and brother, Ben Franklin.

Survivors include daughters, Beverly Babich (Al) and Judy Jahrig (Mike); grandchildren, Wade Brunson (Michelle), Todd Tate (Amy) and Theresa Zdorov (Roman); brother, Charles Franklin; three nieces; two nephews, and seven great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend gratitude and special thanks to Alive Hospice and its employees for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson St. Nashville, TN 37203. Arrangements were made by Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon TN, 615.444.9393.


Johnny M. Kelley, Sr.

Mr. Johnny M. Kelley, Sr., 72, a resident of Luverne, died Tues., March 17, 2015. Funeral services were held Fri., March 20, 2015, at the Chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Pastor Blu Braden officiating. Interment followed in Cool Spring Cemetery, with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Mr. Kelley was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Frazier; parents, Horace and Emma Kelley; a sister, Maxine Pringle; and a sister-in-law, Betty Bazzell.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Kathleen Blackwell Kelley; four children, Tammy (Anthony) Frazier, Johnny Kelley, Jr., Paul (Cyndi) Kelley and Shane (Michelle) Kelley; seven grandchildren, Crimson Judy, Jackie Doran, Britt Kelley, Shelby Kelley, Saylor Kelley, Kaylan Stephenson and Dalton Kelley; three great-grandchildren, Braelyn Bice, River Lemley and Braxton Lemley; three sisters, Juanita (Gene) Cross, Barbara Holland and Shirley (Dick) Davis.

Active pallbearers were Craig Wells, Timothy Blackwell, Skipper Davis, John Actualy, Lester Stokes and James Mason.


Kermit Foster Styron

Mr. Kermit Foster Styron, 96, a resident of Rutledge, died Tues., March 17, 2015. Funeral services were held Sat., March 21, 2015, at Siloam Baptist Church with Dr. Chet Roden officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Mr. Styron was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Crittendon Styron; his brother, Barnna O. Styron: and his parents, Thomas and Ida Mae Lumley Styron.

Survivors include three children, Barbara Whitaker, Gerdon (Jo) Styron, and Bennie (Lena) Styron; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Foster Styron, Jeremy Roden, Logan Sport, Nolan Clackley, Caleb Roden and Mickey Styron.

Will Whitaker, John Luke Whitaker, Shelby Styron and Riley Styron served as honorary pallbearers.

The family requests that any memorial donations may be made to the Siloam Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.