Joe Douglas Southern
Joe “Papa Joe” Douglas Southern, 72,
of Tuscaloosa, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. His funeral service
was held Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home in
Tuscaloosa. Larry Corder, Colby Mouchette and Keith Pugh
officiated the service. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial
Park. Pallbearers were Dave Kitchens, John Matthews, Bart Tingle,
Joey Hocutt, Ethan Blankenship and Jerry Johnston. Honorary
pallbearers were Dr. Steve Lovelady, members of the ACTS 29 Sunday
School Class, volunteers of DCH Regional Medical Center, members of
Alberta Baptist Church and nursing staff of MICU DCH Regional Medical
Joe was born in Gadsden on Sept. 5, 1942.
He grew up in Haleyville. He graduated from Haleyville High
School and attended Shelton State and the University of Alabama.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1965. He
married the love of his life, Linda, on April 6, 1965. They moved
to Tuscaloosa shortly after. He worked for the U.S. Postal
Service and retired as postmaster of McCalla in October, 2004. He
served as a deacon of Alberta Baptist Church, sang in the choir, served
on various committees and worked tirelessly assisting in tornado
cleanup efforts after the April 27, 2011, disaster. Joe loved
sports and watching Alabama football with his family and friends.
He enjoyed umpiring softball for many years in the adult softball
leagues in the surrounding area. After retirement, Joe and Linda
enjoyed traveling, spending as much time as they could with the
grandchildren and family vacations. Joe loved working in his yard
and garden and was honored to receive “Yard of the Month”
recognition several times. Joe and Linda both served as
volunteers at DCH Regional Medical Center. He loved his family,
church, friends and his Bible Study Life Group. He will be
greatly missed and will forever remain in our hearts.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fred
Southern; mother, Edna Southern and daughter, Stephanie Jane Southern.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Southern;
daughter, Joanna (Paul) Guilbault, Mandeville, Louisiana; son, Doug
(Candy) Southern, Northport; sisters, Sonja (Wayne) Berry, Haleyville
and Sheila (Don) Clark, Northport; brother, Kermitt (Patsy) Southern,
Hoover; sisters-in-law, Gloria (Jim) Teeple, Freeport, Florida and Jane
(Don) Harris, Orangeburg, South Carolina; grandchildren, Zachary
Southern and Brody Southern, both of Tuscaloosa and Matthew Guilbault,
Evan Guilbault and Reid Guilbault, all of Mandeville and two bonus
grandsons, Jake Spiller and Zac Spiller, both of Northport.
Condolences may be offered at
Coolige Hatton, 89, of Russellville, passed away Wednesday,
Oct. 22, 2014. His funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 14,
2014. Pinkard Funeral Home - Russellville
Frank Dodd Jr.
Frank Dodd Jr., 66, of Haleyville, entered into
rest on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at ECM Hospital surrounded by his
loving family. His funeral service is being held today, Saturday,
Oct. 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville.
Bro. Richie Emerson, Dr. Lance Hogan and Bro. Orbie Pierce will
officiate the service. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Baptist
Frank was born on May 7, 1948. He served in
the United States Army for three years, during Vietnam. He
received a National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman
Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal W/60 DVC, two Overseas Bars,
Sharp-shooter Award, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Scout
Dog Training Award. He was a member of Corinth Heights Baptist
Church and a former member of the Lions Club. He was a graduate
of Brilliant High School. Frank was an employee of Nichols
Funeral Home for 43 years and was a Winston County deputy coroner for
20 years. He loved fishing, hunting and Alabama football.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank
Otho Dodd and Ella Dodd; brothers, Quinton “Q-Ball” Dodd,
Rickey Dodd, Hoyt Dodd, Jack Dodd, Loycee Dodd, Steve Dodd and an
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 43 years,
Wynonia Dodd; daughters, Myra (Adrain) Pinkard, Karen (Jason) Keen and
LeighAnn Dodd and brothers, Charles (Lois) Dodd, Roger (Mary) Dodd,
Gary (Diane) Dodd and Jerome (Judy) Dodd. He was
“PawPaw” to four grandchildren, Hali Keen, Isacc Keen,
Israel Keen and Chandler Benford. He is also survived by brothers
and sisters-in-law Hugh (Daisy) McCurley, Nor-man (Carolyn) Emerson and
Leslie (Bea) Cantrell and a host of nieces, nephews and co-workers.
Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.nicholsfuneralhomes.com.