Monday, September 16, 2019 Update

Happy Monday to one and all!!

Today’s weather simply stated is HOT, HOT, HOT!!! Much the same as the last month, LOL. Expect sunny skies today and clear skies this evening. High 94 and Low 69.


 Nancy Seymour Spears

Funeral Services for Nancy Spears will be on Tuesday September 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Benefield Funeral Home in Lineville with Bro. Jimmy Pruitt officiating. Burial will follow in the Potash Church of God Cemetery in Roanoke.

Mrs. Spears passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at East Alabama Medical Center. Mrs. Spears was a native of Randolph County Alabama, and had lived in LaGrange, GA, then settled in Ashland. Mrs. Spears was self-employed and owned several stores, and was a member of True Grace Independent Church in Ashland. Jesus was her hobby; she loved going to church, and she prayed for everyone she met. Nancy loved to garden, cook and do crafts, and was the best momma and grandmamma.

Mrs. Spears is survived by two sons and two daughters: Richard and Ann Seymour of Ashland, Al; Robbie and Jimmy Pruitt of LaGrange, GA; Shane and Wanda Spears of Ashland, AL; Stephanie and Jason Smith of Ashland, AL; 10 Grandchildren: Brain Seymour, Blair Smallwood, AJ & Heather Smith; Josh and Lacy Pruitt; Claudiya and Jeremy Parsons; Shy Ann and Breden Karr; Payton Spears; Kayla and Jacky Brown; and Paige Brown; 11 Great Grandchildren: Landyn and Aubree Parsons, Oakley Karr; Bowen and Zula Belle Smallwood; Lynleigh and Charleigh Mae Pruitt; Kooper Smith, Junior and Brenden Flanagan; Jayden Spears.

Mrs. Spears was preceded in death by her parents: Robert Lee Seymour, and Chloe Claudiya Fincher, her husband Billy Spears, three sisters; Julia Bell Benefield, Francis Roberts and Grace Benefield; two brothers, Howard Seymour and Junior Seymour.

Active Pallbearers will be: AJ Smith, Josh Pruitt, Payton Spears; Jeremy Parsons, Brenden Karr and Henry Clayton.

The family will receive friends on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:00 PM until 8 PM and until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Charity H. Sutton

Funeral services for Charity H. Sutton, age 35, of Oxford, were held Sunday, September 15, 2019, 2:30 PM in the Toby Miller Chapel at Miller Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Anniston Memorial Gardens.
Charity passed away from her mother’s arms into her heavenly fathers arms on Friday.
Survivors include her parents, Jeff and Dana Sutton, sister, Rachel Liley Sutton and fiancee, Darren Reid, grandmothers; Rosalie Arnold, Beatrice Liley, nieces; Aliyn, McKenna, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Pallbearers were Tom Schock, Michael Arnold, Darrell Arnold,Tanner Arnold, Craig Cosper and Bobby Reaves.

She was loved by many and for the last six years was loved and taken care of at Lineville Health and Rehab by wonderful CNAs and Nurses. Charity accomplished many things in her life. She had many friends and “boy friends” she also traveled to Hawaii and loved to laugh.

Charity loved to watch SpongeBob, wear sparkling jewelry, enjoyed eating CHOCOLATE and having fun. She will be dearly missed.

Charity was preceded in death by her biological father, Vernon Liley, grandfather, Phillip Arnold, grandparents, Grady and Cordell Sutton.

Mrs. Glinda Saxon

Mrs. Glinda Saxon, age 69, of Ashland, AL passed away September 10, 2019.

Mrs. Saxon was born May 26, 1950 in Clay County. After High School she received a Bachelor’s Degree from Auburn University and went on to receive a Master’s Degree and an Educational Specialist Degree from Jacksonville State University.

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Rodney Saxon of Ashland; son, Rod Saxon of Ashland; daughter, Selena Duncan (Joey) of Oxford; granddaughter, Cyan Duncan; siblings, Barbara Jordan (Jeff) of Kennesaw, GA, Debbie Railey (Richard) of Auburn, AL, Keith Gilbert (Wynema) and Van Gilbert (Rose) of Oxford; and several extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents L.I. Gilbert and Florine Browning Gilbert.

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Benefield Funeral Home of Ashland is in charge of the arrangements.



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