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Sandy M. Bell
Sandy M. Bell, age 69, of Boyd, died July 15, 2014, at Rush
Foundation Hospital in Meridian, Miss. Services were 11 a.m.
Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Central Chapel Primitive Baptist
Church with Dr. Greg Watkins and Pastor Calvin Bell officiating.
Burial followed in Mount Pilgrim Cemetery with McInnis Mortuary
of Livingston directing. Visitation was Friday from 12:30 to 6:30
p.m. at the mortuary. The body will lie in state one hour prior to
services at the church.
Robert Lee Evans Jr.
Services for Robert Lee Evans, Jr. were held Thursday, July
17, 2014 at Mt. Mariah Baptist Church with Pastor Timothy
Pearson officiating. Interment followed in Kaiser Hill Memorial
Evans, Jr., age 47, was born September 20, 1966 to Robert
Lee Evans, Sr. and Gladys Moore. He departed this life on July
10, 2014 at Piedmont Henry Medical Center in Atlanta, Ga.
He confessed and accepted Christ at a young age. He was a
graduate of American High School in Miami, Fla. and was
employed for many years for the Coca Cola Bottling Company
in Atlanta, Ga.
He is survived by his wife, Vickey B. Evans, Stockbridge, Ga.;
one son, Nigel A. Evans and one daughter, Alexandria D.
Evans, both of Stockbridge, Ga.; his mother, Gladys Moore-
Foster, Stockbridge, Ga.; father, Daniel Foster, Gilbertown, AL;
mother-in-law, Mable J. Edwards, Dallas, Texas; three brothers,
Daniel D. Foster, Cedrick T. Foster, Greg Graham, all of
Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Cenither E. Nicholson (Richard) and
Sandra F. Moore; grandmother, Jessie Lee Bonner Sledge;
and a host of other relatives and friends.
Arrangements were handled by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial
Funeral Home of Butler. To post condolences to the family,
please log on to our website at www.Weatherly-Studdard.com.
Funeral services for Joe Goggans, 66, of Livingston were held
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Livingston
Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dawn Bond officiating. Burial
followed in the Central Cemetery. Visitation was at the church
one hour prior to the service.
Mr. Goggans passed away Friday, July 18, 2014 at his
residence. He was a retired appraiser of Goggans and
Survivors include his daughters Sara Lynn Goggans (Tammy)
of Tuscan, Ariz.; Jennifer Rachael Goggans of Arlington; Anne
G. Capps (Justin) of Arlington; step-sons Clayton Rushing Tartt
(Louise) of Birmingham; Thomas Hester Tartt (Sonya) of
Atlanta, Ga.; sister Barbara Nell Sparkman of Gulf Shores;
grandchildren Mary Coleman Capps, Walker Ellison Tartt, and
Mathew Chance Tartt; two nieces and five great nieces and
Pallbearers were Sid Nelson, Paul Reed Sparkman, Edwin
Sparkman, B. G. Hines, Elliot Poole, Tommy Lancaster, Preston
Mann Minus, and Jim Allen Dial, Jr. Visit bumpersfuneralhome.
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family. Bumpers Funeral Home of York will be in charge of
Julia White Martin
A memorial service for Julia White Martin, 79, of Epes will be
held Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5 p.m. at the Chapel of
Bumpers Funeral Home in York. Visitation will be at the funeral
home one hour prior to the service.
Ms. Martin passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at her
residence. She was a retired school teacher.
Julia moved from Appomattox, Virginia to Livingston, Alabama
with her mother and brother after her father died in 1937.
She grew up in Livingston, attending public schools there. She
graduated from Livingston State Teachers College and also
received a Masters degree in Education there.
Julia taught in high schools in several locations throughout
Alabama. Three towns she taught in were Bay Minette, Foley,
She was preceded in death by her parents Willis Dottridge
Martin, Sr. and Martha Campbell White McCain and her brother
Willis Dottridge Martin, Jr.
Survivors include a number of cousins. Visit
bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post
condolences to the family.
Bumpers Funeral Home of York will be in charge of
Tina Faye Oliver
Services for Tina Faye Oliver, age 42 of Birmingham passed
away July 17, 2014 will be Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Galilee
Baptist Church in Panola with burial following in Galilee Baptist
Church Cemetery in Panola.. Visitation will be Friday, July 25,
2014 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. and the body will lie in state 10 - 11 a.m.
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the church.
Oliver Jasper “Buck” Ozment Jr.
Oliver Jasper “Buck” Ozment, Jr. died peacefully at home on
July 16, 2014 in Huntsville with his loving wife and high school
sweetheart, Susan Whaley Ozment, holding his hand.
Buck was born on June 4, 1947 and grew up in Sumterville a
few hundred feet from the one-room schoolhouse his father
He attended the University of Alabama on an ROTC
scholarship, where he was honored as a Distinguished Military
Graduate. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity,
Mallett Hall Scholarship Honor Dorm, SGA House of
Representatives, Residence Hall Council, and Corolla Staff.
After graduation, Buck was commissioned as an officer in the
United States Army. Susan and Buck married in 1970 and
moved to Germany for his first assignment. For three years,
they had many great adventures touring the continent,
developing a passion for travel that would last throughout their
Returning to the States, he earned an MBA at the University of
Alabama and after graduation moved to California. Buck left the
military with the rank of Major, and he accepted a defense
contracting position as a systems analyst in Monterey. They
stayed in the area for 12 years and made many lifelong friends.
In 1988, the Ozments moved back to Alabama to be closer to
family. Buck continued his career in defense with ORI and later
with CSC. In 2011, Buck retired from Dynetics, a company he
loved and which supported him throughout his illness. He was
proud of its success and his contribution to it.
He was an advocate for Huntsville and a true visionary in
regard to how the city could grow. He served in Leadership
Huntsville/Madison County, the Committee of 100, the
Huntsville Aerospace Marketing Association, the Huntsville
Rotary Club, the Association of the United States Army, and the
National Defense Industrial Association. He remained engaged
with the city and the business community right up until the end.
As a dedicated member of Trinity United Methodist Church, he
belonged to the Wednesday morning Men’s Prayer Breakfast
and the Aldersgate Sunday School Class.
Buck was an intelligent, methodical, and hardworking man of
integrity. He took care to teach that integrity to his children, and
this was the attribute he most admired in others. He was a
loving father who took pride in the accomplishments of his
children and happily attended any event in which they were
He was a fun man, and behind his serious demeanor was an
offbeat sense of humor. He was also great in an emergency.
When things went wrong, he was at his best: calm, steadying,
empathetic, and ready to tackle the problem.
Buck is survived by his wife and the love of his life for 46 years,
Susan; his daughter, Caroline Pinson Abadie (Matt) of Durham,
N. C; his son, James Andrew “Andy” Ozment (Ragnhild) of
Washington, D. C; and his two granddaughters, Isabelle Pinson
Abadie and Eleanor Elizabeth Abadie of Durham, N. C. He is
also survived by his parents, Oliver Jasper Ozment, Sr. and
Clara Gibson Ozment; his brother, James Franklin Ozment
(Ruthie); and his sister, Gerri Ozment Monosky (Jerry Lee),
who all reside near Birmingham.
Visitation was on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 2:30 at First United
Methodist Church in Geiger where he and Susan were married.
The funeral followed at 3:30, and burial was at the Old Soul’s
Cemetery in Geiger. A Celebration of Life was held at Trinity
United Methodist Church in Huntsville on Sunday, July 20, 2014
at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice
Family Care, Trinity United Methodist Church, UMCOR, Rotary
Foundation, or your favorite charity. It would please him if
everyone signed up to be an organ donor. Visit
bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post
condolences to the family.
Bumpers Funeral Home of York was in charge of arrangements.
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