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Melissa Bradshaw

Melissa Faye McCullar Bradshaw, 51, of Double Springs, entered into rest on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at her
home surrounded by her loving family.
Her funeral service was conducted on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs. Bro.
David Williams and Bro. Steven Moore officiated. Burial was at Mount Olive Cemetery.
Melissa was born on April 24, 1965 in Haley-ville.  She graduated from Winston County High School in the
Class of 1983. 
She was a member of Life Springs Assembly of God for three years and had previously served at Cornerstone
Assembly of God as children’s church Pastor. She was member of the Northwest Alabama Special Touch Ministry
and the Champions For Christ Puppet Team.
Melissa was the program coordinator at the Northwest Alabama Mental Health Center.  She enjoyed yard sales,
shopping, horses, farming, pets and spoiling her granddaughters. She was known as Lisa. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Allen McCullar; brother, Randy McCullar and grandparents, Earl and
Mattie McCullar and James David and Mattie Myers.
She is survived by her mother, Betty McCullar; son, Matthew (Alicia Rae Anchors) Bradshaw; daughter, Alicia
(Kevin) Perkins; Roger Brad-shaw, father of her children and sister, Renae Nix.  She was “Granna” to three
granddaughters, Callie Grace, Abbie Kate and Sabrie Perkins.
Friends may sign the guestbook online at

Annie Inez Alexander

Annie Inez Alexander, 80, of Haleyville, entered into rest on Friday, May 20, 2016.
Her funeral service was conducted on Monday, May 23, 2016, at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville. Bro.
Eddie Everett officiated the service. Burial followed in Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery.
Inez was born on March 21, 1936. She was a member of Sunny Home Baptist Church where she taught Sunday
school. She was a lifetime partner in the ministry of Rev. David Alexander, as well as homemaker and baby sitter.
She was involved in the Pebble Community Center and loved gardening and canning.
 She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Rev. David E. Alexander; infant daughter, Brenda
Elaine Alexander; parents, Luther and Grace Nicholson; brothers, Vernon, Charles and Lowell Nicholson and
sisters, Idell Rogers and Juanita Tidwell.
She is survived by her sons, Ron Alexander and Lester (Glenda) Alexander; brothers, Alton (Lois) Nicholson,
Earl (Betty) Nicholson, Clinton (Gertie) Nicholson, Jerry (Carol Sue) Nicholson and Terry (Linda) Nicholson;
sisters, Dorothy Sewell, Margret Crane and Sue (Alton) Poore and sister in-law, Dorsie Huggins. She was
Grandmaw to five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may sign the guestbook online at

Rachel Beck Bailey

Rachel Beck Bailey, 72, of Haleyville, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
Her funeral service was conducted Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville, with Dr.
Sherman Kimbrough and Bro. Hollis Boyd officiating. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Double Springs.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Ray Bailey,  brother, Rayburn Beck and her parents Otho Walter
and Era Lovett Beck.
She is survived by her children, Hubert Ray Bailey, James (Abby) Bailey, Michelle (Robert) Dempsey and
Donna K. Bailey; brothers and sisters, James (Judy) Beck; Billy (Joyce) Beck; Barbara Hood, Bonnie (John
Wayne) Riddle and Mary (Sherman) Kim-brough and grandchildren, Cody Dempsey, Joshua Dempsey, Sara
Dempsey, Dawson Bailey and Hunter Ray Bailey.
You may leave online condolences at

Melissa Arlean Branham

Melissa Arlean Branham, 30, of Double Springs, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016. Visitation was conducted
on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.   Nichols Funeral Home- Double Springs