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OBITUARIES

Johnnie Lee Barnes, Jr.
Johnnie Lee Barnes, Jr., age 67, of York, died September 10,
2014, at home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September
20, 2014, at Eastern Star Baptist Church in the Grant City
community with Rev. Charles H. Delaine officiating and
Weatherly Funeral Home of York directing. Visitation will be
Friday, September 19, 2014, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the funeral
home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the
church.

Johnnie B. Coats
Johnnie B. Coats, age 69, of the Kinterbish Community, died
September 10, 2014, at home. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday,
September 20, 2014, at York West End Jr. High School with
Rev. James McDonald officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood
Memorial Gardens with Weatherly Funeral Home of York
directing. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at
the school.
Deacon Coats leaves to cherish his memory, twelve children:  
Kent Lard, Dallas Texas, Clarence Graves, Los Angeles Calif.,
Tony Graves, Jackson Miss., James (Mamie) Coats,
Birmingham, Frederick (Lisa), Coats Cuba, Veronica (Lovett)
Davis, York, Johnnie Coats, Youngstown, Ohio, Reginald
(Theresa) Coats, Atlanta Ga., LaCorey (Simone) Coats, Atlanta
Ga., Kevin Walker, Cuba, Carlos Walker, York, Angela Brown,
Livingston; one step-daughter: Rolanda Chaney, Montgomery,
two surrogate sons: Willie (Carolyn) Richardson, Birmingham,
Vincent Mitchell, Collins Miss., thirteen siblings: Sarah Lard,
York, Lenward (Barbara) Agee, Detroit, Mich., Brenda (Ronnie)
McDaniels, Dover N. J., David Hill, Dallas Texas, Clarence
(Tawanna) Carter, Marrianna Fla., Glendora (Jimmy) Harris,
York AL, Samuel (Rose) Agee, Easton, Pa., William (Easter)
Agee Pine, Hill, Mary (Robert) Pritchett, Vineland, Linda (Ray)
Agee, Madison Heights, Mich., Glann (Deanna) Agee,
Morristown, N. J., Cecil Agee (Kimberly) Birmingham, Janeen
Sewell, Pine Hill; six sisters in law: Jeanette (Fred) Walker,
Chicago Ill., Winogene Pointer, Chicago Ill., Hilda Portis,
Chicago Ill., Verna (Bobby) Ward, Montgomery, Shirley Portis-
Clayton, Jackson Miss., Iris Portis, Demopolis; two brothers in
law: Lonzie (Mae Francis) Portis, Jr., Travis (TaiJuana Portis),
Franklin, Tenn; five extended family members: Edna Coats,
York,, Carrie Carter, Champaign, lll., Joe (Dessie) Watson,
Cleveland OH, Shirley Phifer, York,, Marshall (Juanita) Agee,
Pine Hill.

Evelyn J. Cobb Loyd
Funeral services for Evelyn J. Cobb Loyd, 87, of Decatur were
held Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11 A.M. at the Emelle
Community Church with Rev. Jeff Parker officiating. Burial
followed in the Central Cemetery in Emelle. Visitation was at the
church one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Loyd passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at the
Decatur Morgan Hospital in Decatur.
Survivors include her sons Tyrus Eugene Cobb and wife
Katherine Morrison Cobb; Michael Clay Cobb and wife Cindy
Anderson Cobb; and Tom Murray Cobb; brothers Kenneth Rex
Johnson; Ronald Eugene Johnson; and Donald Bruce Johnson;
seven grandchildren Clayton Cobb, Austin Cobb, Annah Cobb,
Allison Cobb, Parker Welch, Arin Cobb, and Jason Myrick; four
great grandchildren Jackson Cobb, Audra Cobb, Leah Cobb,
and Peyton Cobb.
Mrs. Loyd was preceded in death by her parents James Ewell
Johnson Sr. and Ruby Walker Johnson; husbands William
Murray Cobb and E.S. Loyd Jr., brothers James Ewell Johnson
Jr. and Harold Oscar Johnson.
Pallbearers are her grandchildren Clayton Cobb, Austin Cobb,
Annah Cobb, Allison Cobb, Arin Cobb, Parker Welch, and
Jason Myrick.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Committee on
Church Corporation in Decatur. Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com
to sign the online register and post condolences to the family.
Bumpers Funeral Home of York will be in charge of
arrangements.

Lillian Kitchens Miller
Funeral services for Lillian Kitchens Miller of York, Alabama
were held Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2 P.M. at the York
United Methodist Church with Rev. John Evangelista and Rev.
Johnny Davis officiating. Burial followed in the York City
Cemetery. Visitation was at the church one hour prior to the
service.
Mrs. Miller went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September
9th. Over her 96 years, she had lived primarily in York, but
grew up in Toomsuba, Miss. She was a devoted wife, mother,
and homemaker and was also active for many years as a
children’s Sunday School teacher at York United Methodist
Church. She participated in supporting numerous community
charities, area nursing homes, and schools. Strong willed and
independent, yet with a generous heart and quick whit, she
loved people and enjoyed getting to know them. She was a
resident of Elmcroft Assisted Living and Memory Care Village in
Knoxville, Tenn. where she was loved and cared for until her
death.
Preceding her in death are her parents, Samuel H. and Nancy
Mae Kitchens; her husband, Milton Miller; son, Richard Miller;
sisters, Kathleen Kitchens and Dot Price; and brother, Samuel
Kitchens, Jr.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to the Mavis Skinner Ward Missions
Committee of York United Methodist Church, York Untied
Methodist Church, 512 U.S. Hwy. 11, York, Alabama 36925.
Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and
post condolences to the family.
Bumpers Funeral Home of York will be in charge of
arrangements.

Ethel Lee Townsend
Ethel Lee Townsend, age 74, of York, died September 5, 2014,
at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Miss. Services were
12 noon Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Lily's Chapel A.M.E.
Zion Church with Reverend Shirley Martin officiating. Burial will
follow in Lily's Chapel Cemetery with McInnis Mortuary of
Livingston directing. Visitation will be Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. at
the mortuary. The body will lie in state one hour prior to
services at the church.
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