Willie Obedee Rich
Willie Obedee Rich passed away at home on Sunday,
July 26, 2015. His funeral service was conducted on Friday, July
31, 2015, at Reeb Funeral Home, in Sylvania, Ohio. Burial was at
Lockport Ceme-tery in West Unity, Ohio.
He was born on Nov. 29, 1932, to Morris and Emma
Rich in Brilliant.
Willie graduated from Phillips High School in
Bear Creek, and was a proud member of the class of 1953. He credited
much of his success to his agriculture teacher, John Bull.
Willie served in the US Army from 1953 to 1955
and received special training in telephone equipment maintenance and
After the military, Willie moved north to Toledo,
Ohio, where he later met and married Colene Aschliman on April 2, 1961.
He and Colene were members of Asbury United Methodist Church on
Dorr Street from 1971 until the church closed in 2009.
His training in the army proved to be very
valuable in his future career at the Ohio Bell Telephone Company, where
he worked for 36 years.
Those who knew Willie will remember his strong
work ethic, his knack for fixing all things, especially electrical, and
his vast knowledge of the U.S. highway system. If you ever needed
to know the best route to your destination, Willie was the person to
ask. He’d even have a map at the ready to show you.
More than anything, Willie enjoyed helping people, only wanting a
simple “thank you” in return.
When he was not studying maps or repairing
things, Willie loved to visit his home state of Alabama, particularly
for high school reunions. Additionally, he enjoyed his yearly
visits to Lake Millecoquin in Michi-gan’s Upper Peninsula, where
he and his wife Colene spent time fishing and visiting with friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother,
Wallace Rich and sisters, Ola Rich and Ophelia Lann.
Willie is survived by his wife of 54 years,
Colene; his children, Sara Lievens, Rachel (Ed) Pages and Mark
(Annette) Rich; seven grandchildren; sister, Mildred Bolen and
brother, Robert Rich.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity
of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at:
Elvy Lee Issa, 95, of Haleyville, passed away
Saturday, July 25, 2015, at her residence.
Her funeral service was conducted Monday, July
27, 2015, at Pinkard Funeral Home, in Haleyville, with Hugh Cavender
officiating. Burial followed in Old Enon Cemetery, at Lynn.
Elvy was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew
Joshua and Lula Edwards; son, Freddie Lee Issa; brothers, Raymond,
Frank, James and Bobby Edwards and sisters, Lorraine
Richards and Mildred Hullett.
Issa is survived by her son, Billy Ray (Carolyn)
Issa; daughter, Robbie Faye (Kermit) Scogins; three grandchildren and
You may leave online
condolences at www.pinkardfh.com
Regena Rae Mayo
Regena Rae Mayo passed away Saturday, July 18,
2015. Her funeral service was conducted Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at Peck
Funeral Home, with Jay Rhodes and Lynn Rhodes officiating. Burial
was in the Fairview Church Ceme-tery, in Winston County.
Regena was born in Elkhart, Indiana, on Nov. 28,
1954, to Garfield Allen Overton and Edna Faye Falls. She worked in
office administration for the Walmart distribution center in Cullman,
the Baptist Association of North Florida and for Hospice of the Valley
She is survived by her husband, Abel J., of
Decatur; stepmother Versie Walker Overton, of Ozark; brother, Ken
Overton (Mary), of Daleville; daughter Nina Postell (Jeff) and
grandsons, Cameron and Cayden, of Haleyville; son Brandon Pruitt
(Kristen) and grandchildren Kaitlyn, Jayla and Calub, of Double
Springs; daughter Melis-sa McConnell (Byron) and granddaughter Estelle,
of Bremerton, Washing-ton; daughter Felicia Rosenbaum (John) and
expected granddaughter Ella Jane, of Cleveland, Georgia.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley or to South
Decatur Church of God.
Patricia Ann Beam
Patricia Ann Beam, 52, of Haleyville, passed away
Tuesday, July 27, 2015. A private service will be held at a later date.
Nichols Funeral Home-