Joy Pruden Dora High School class of 78 passes away
Joy Lynn Pruden, age 58 of Dora, went to be with the Lord on January 17, 2018. Joy was born to Thomas and Lucky Mayberry on December 29, 1959. She grew up in the town of Dora where she attended Dora High School and was a member of the marching band. She had a great love for music. She graduated in 1978 and met her soul mate, Kent Pruden, in 1983. They later became husband and wife in 1984. Joy was a member of Grace Baptist Church where she was actively apart of the choir.
Funeral service will be Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm in the New Horizon Memorial Chapel. Rev. Andy Frazier will officiate. Burial will follow in the New Horizon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in the chapel.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucky Mayberry.
She is survived by her husband of thirty-three years, Kent Pruden; their children, Adam Pruden (Sabrina); Faith Moore (Justin); grandchildren, Tanner, Tucker, and Sawyer Pruden, Kaden and Bentley Moore, and Bryson and Kyndra Millwood; father, Thomas Mayberry (Sally); sister, Tyra Roberts; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
New Horizon Memorial Funeral Home directing, 205-648-2323.
Linda Reeves who attended Dora High School passes away
Mrs. Linda J. Reeves, age 70 of Sumiton passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday, January 19, 2018 at Phillips Chapel Holy Church of Christ with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Thomas Reeves will officiate. Visitation will be 12:00 to 2:00 PM Friday at the church.
Preceding her in death were her father, James “Jim” Cooper; mother, Grace Lee Allums Cooper; sister, Melba Jean Edge; and brother-in-law, Jessie R. Edge.
Survivors include her husband, of 51 years, Thomas E. Reeves of Sumiton; daughters, Christy Thompson and her husband, John of Bellefonte, PA and Terri Byram and her husband, Mike of Watson, AL; grandson, Michael Ray Byram, Jr. of Watson; brother, Lee Cooper of Empire; sister, Judith Armstrong and her husband, William of Fultondale; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child.
Stan Ballenger attended Dora High School
Stanley Hugh Ballenger, 64, of Dora, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Huntsville Hospital.
There will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held Sunday, Jan. 14, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Davis Cemetery located behind Dora 2nd Baptist Church. The Rev. Lewis Smith will officiate.
Ballenger attended Dora Church of God, which he loved dearly. He was a very loved and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Katharine Ann Ballenger; sons, Rodney Ballenger, Nick Ballenger (Amber), and Patrick Sullivan (Melissa); daughter, Sandy Walden; grandchildren, Zac Ballenger, Jonah Ballenger, Ethan Sullivan, Don Clark, Jakeb Glaser, and Brittany Bozeman (Wesley); great-grandchildren, Ellen, Emma and Noah Bozeman; and a host of nieces and great-nieces.
You may sign an online register or express private condolences to the family at www.bellsumiton.com.
Bell Funeral Home, Sumiton; 205-648-6611