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Gary Benford Warren
Gary Benford War-ren, 64, of Haleyville, was called home to Heaven on Thursday, April 10, 2014.  His funeral service was held Sunday, April 13, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Haleyville.  John McCullar, Jerry Boyles and Dr. Jim Cooley officiated the service.  Burial followed in Macedonia Cemetery, with Pinkard Funeral Home of Haleyville directing.
Gary dedicated his life to the education and advancement of students in the state of Alabama.  His service included 22 years as an agriscience teacher, 14 1/2 years as Director of the Haleyville Center of Technology, 20 years as a bus driver and four years as District 7 Representative on the Alabama State Board of Education.  Over the years, he received many accolades and awards, but his first and foremost priority was providing opportunities for students.
He received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University, his master’s degree from Mississippi State Uni-versity and his A.A. and certification in administration from Alabama A&M University.
Always a servant at heart, Gary remained active in his community.  He was currently serving as the Executive Director of the Haleyville Area Cham-ber of Commerce.  His favorite activities inclu-ded spending time with his family and working on his farm, complete with Belgian horses and mules.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Benford and Ruby Warren and sister, Barbara Ann Stroisch.
He is survived by his wife, Linda League Warren; daughters, Can-dace Warren (Judd) Williams and Amy Warren; sisters, Bobbie Nell Myers and Merita Karpell and many other loving family members.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alabama Chapter of Future Farmers of America.
The Haleyville Area Chamber of Commerce has set up a Gary Warren Memorial Scholarship Fund at Traders & Farmers Bank.  You can make contributions at Traders & Farmers or call the Chamber of Commerce office at 205-486-4611.
You may leave online condolences at www.pinkardfh.com.

Jeanie Ruth Tyree
Jeanie Ruth Tyree, 73, of Addison, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. A private service will be held at a later date.
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Lola Martin Lovett, 87, of Russellville, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Ronald Stanley Buczek
Ronald “Ronnie” Stanley Buczek, 80, of Haleyville, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. His graveside service was held Tuesday, April 15, 2014.
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Ronnie Pounders
Ronnie Pounders, 67, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014. His funeral service was held Thursday, April 10, 2014.
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Hollie Virgil Powell
Hollis Virgil Powell, 78, of the Sardis Community, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. His funeral service is being held today, Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
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Charles Edgar Gilbert
Charles Edgar Gilbert, 83, of Haleyville, enter-ed into rest on Friday, April 11, 2014, at Specialty Select Hospi-tal in Nashville, Tenn.  His funeral service was held Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville.  Rev. Eddie Everett and Rev. Robert Jernigan officiated the service.  Burial followed in Winston Memorial Cemetery.
Charles was born on May 22, 1930, in Haleyville.  He served in the United States Army as a firefighter.  He was a long standing member of Sunny Home Baptist Church.  Charles worked for 32 years as a UAW skilled trade pipe fitter at General Motors Livonia Spring and Bumper Plant.  He retired and returned to his childhood hometown in 1980, where he worked security for many years at Fontaine Trailers.  Charles was a lifelong member of the Masonic organization from Lodge #112 in Wayne, Mich.  He enjoyed spending time with his kids and grandkids whenever possible, also his friends and neighbors from church.  He enjoyed spending time outside when the weather was nice.  
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Sally Earlean Gilbert; his parents, Dee and Lottie Leola Posey Gilbert; his loving brother, Jerry Gilbert and his beautiful granddaughter, Chelsea Marie Gilbert.
Charles is survived by his sons, Charles Michael (Karen) Gilbert, Douglas (Debbie) Gil-bert, Ronald (Sharon) Gilbert and Donald Gilbert; daughter, Char-lene Gilbert; brother, Max (Jean) Gilbert; sisters, Virginia Mann and Bennie Sue (Richard) Gann and sister-in-law, Faye Gilbert.  He was “Grandpa” to nine grandchildren, Meghan (Chris) Fiebelkorn, Ben-jamin Gilbert, Douglas Gilbert, Shannon Gil-bert, Lorraine “Rainey” Warner, Alexandra “Al-ly” Warner, Ashley Gilbert, Jared Gilbert and Chelsea Gilbert and two great-grandchildren, Stella Fiebelkorn and Trevor Dee Gilbert.  He is also survived by many wonderful nieces, ne-phews and great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sunny Home Baptist Church in his memory.
Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.nicholsfuneralhomes.com.


Debra Thrasher
Debra Thrasher, 55, of Russellville, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014, at ECM Hospital.  Her funeral service was held Monday, April 14, 2014, at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville.  Greg Forbus officiated the service.  Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery in the Wiley Branch community.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dennis Oliver Sartin and Carol Sartin Frederick.
 Mrs. Thrasher is survived by her husband, Robert Lee Thrasher Jr.; children, Terri Lynn (David) Pounders, Lind-say Nicole (Brandon) Harbin and Joshua Robert Thrasher; brother, Nick Sartin and fiancee, Carla; sister, Tammy (Larry) Hosler; grandchildren, Andrew Drake Pounders, David Connor Pounders, Bray-lie Cheyenne Harbin and Addasyn Brooke Harbin and special friends, Vivian and Judy.
You may leave online condolences at www.pinkardfh.com.


Wallace White
Wallace White, 64, of Haleyville, pas-sed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  His funeral service was held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville.
Wallace served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He was baptized at Grace Baptist Church.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry and Letha Mae Vickery White and sister, Margaret Hobbs.
He is survived by his children, Tonya (Eric) Dennis and Jamie (Stephanie) White; bro-ther, James Grubbs; sisters, Edna Short and Sara Brabandt and grandchildren, Trey Dennis, Kayleigh White and Brant White.
You may leave online condolences at www.pinkardfh.com.
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