Obituaries for Oct. 22, 2015
Published 3:30 pm Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Inez Virginia Beasley Compton
Mrs. Inez Virginia Beasley Compton, 80, a resident of Brantley, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 from the chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Ministers Branson Williams and Jeff Grimes officiating. Interment followed in Providence Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Mrs. Compton was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Lena Beasley; three brothers, Wavery, Woodrow, and Joel Beasley; two sisters, Doris Boggs and Bessie Hall; and son-in-law, Randell Ganous. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, George H. Compton; two children, Ricky (Virginia) Compton and Pamela Ganous; three grandchildren, Alan (Lauren) Compton, Amber (Jeff) Holley, and Terry (Felicia) Ganous; eight great-grandchildren, Victoria, Grace Ann, and Sam Compton, Tyler and Tripp Holley, Shelby (Ky) Baker, & Jacob and Lane Ganous; one great-great granddaughter, Annabelle Grace Baker; sister, Shirley (Bobby) Enfinger; three brothers, Charles (Brenda) Beasley, Mark (Nancy) Beasley, and Royce (Eleanor) Beasley; sister-in-law, Mary Ruth Beasley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers were Jimmy Beasley, Larry Hall, Terry Ganous, David Dunn, Danny Hall, and Donny Bodiford.
Riley Evon Golden
Mr. Riley Evon Golden, 81, a resident of Brantley, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 from the chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Webber officiating. Interment followed in Springhill Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Mr. Golden was preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Allie Zora Golden, a sister, and five brothers. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Betty R. Golden; four children, Donnie McCurdy, Benny McCurdy, Wayne Golden, and Richard Golden; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret Higden; and a number of nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers were Karl Eiland, Donnie Bodiford, Troy Hudson, Edwin Mitchell, Robert Lamore, and Mark Merritt.
Mary Petty Mason
Mrs. Mary Petty Mason, 74, a resident of Honoraville, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015. Memorial services were held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 from the chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. William Leverette officiating and Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Mrs. Mason had an honorable and hard work ethic. She drove tractors, plowed fields, picked cotton, and cleared fields in Florida with the use of dynamite to remove stumps. At the age of 12, she moved to Alabama where she met the boy next door, the love of her life for 57 years. She and Vernon raised four children of their own, plus many others. Some of her accomplishments were working at a sewing factory, driving a school bus, working at Thermal Components, and, finally, working with Hager Hinge for 26 years before she retired. After retiring, she thoroughly enjoyed spending her time with her grandchildren and helping raise all of her great-grandchildren, and then some. They built a lifetime of memories together, from fishing to boiling peanuts, hunting, riding the mule, passing down recipes (e.g. divinity), and many other adventures. She was also the family historian to anyone who wanted to listen. In her 74 years, she said she valued her family more than any tangible possession she owned. Mrs. Mason was preceded in death by her parents, James and Florence Burgess Petty; four sisters, Mary Lou Sexton, Lillie Burgan, Millie Burgan, and Janie Ruth Burgan; and six brothers, George Petty, Jim Petty, John Petty, Richard Petty, Jesse Petty, and Joseph Lambert. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Hubert Vernon Mason; four children, James (Yvonne) Mason, Farion (Cheryl) Mason, Keith (Gina) Mason, and Lynn Mason; seven grandchildren, Kenny Mason, Timothy Mason, Angela Mason, Samantha Mason, Victoria Mason, Leslie Caton, and Brad Caton; eleven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Audie Gray Howell, Sally Bish, Jane Chesser, and Martha Jane Defee; and four sisters-in-law, Lillie Petty, Bonnie Mason, Bettie Mason, and Corene Burkett.
Addie Mae Sipper
Mrs. Addie Mae Sipper, 93, a resident of Luverne, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015 from the chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Minister John Dickinson officiating. Interment will follow in Rock Hill Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Mrs. Sipper was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Sipper; son, James E. Sipper; parents, Bob and Lillian Broadway Knighten; and eight brothers and sisters. She is survived by four children, Nita Campbell, Tommy (Lucy) Sipper, Charles (Olivia) Sipper, and Bob Sipper; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Frances Baggett, Sarah Estes, and Bobbie Nell Spivey; two brothers, Junior Knighten and Jimmy Spivey; and a number of nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Josh Sipper, Sam Sipper, Kevin Campbell, Donald Campbell, Chris Campbell, Ricky Sipper, and Zebulun Sipper. The family requests that any memorial donations be made to the Rock Hill Church of Christ. They will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time.
Mary Jo Turner
Mrs. Mary Jo Turner, 75, a resident of Prattville, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 from the chapel of Turner Funeral Home with Rev. Aaron Pruitt officiating. Interment will follow in Cool Springs Cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Mrs. Turner was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie M. Turner; parents, Eric and Mary Lou Kelly; sister, Rosa Bell Walker; three brothers, Thomas Kelly, Willie Frank Kelly, and Wallace Kelly; and great-grandson, Hunter Sexton. She is survived by three children, Barbara (Richard) Moore, Charles Allen Frazier, and Amber T. Puig; three grandchildren, Todd Sexton, Kristi Sexton, and Tiffany Sanders; twelve great-grandchildren; sister, Mildred Kelley, and two brothers, Max Kelly and Charles Kelly. Active pallbearers will be Randy Sexton, Jimmy Harris, Timmy Harris, Mike Olive, John Golds, and Larry McNeal. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service time.