Mr. David Lee Weldon, of Dothan, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at his residence. He was 62.
Born May 10, 1955 in Covington, VA to the late Roland Leon Weldon, Sr. and Betty Moore, Mr. Weldon was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. He worked at Sony as a Machinist for 33 years, his part-time job as a clown, where he loved doing birthday parties and skating in parades and making animal balloons. David was full of life and when he was around there was never a dull moment. He could make light of any situation. He loved his family and enjoyed helping others more than anything, and lets don’t forget his love for yard sales.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Weldon; son, Chris Weldon (Lauren) of Taylor; step-daughter, Dacia Richardson (Clay) of Dothan, Al, and step-son, Johnathan Harden of Hartford, Al. Siblings, Bill and Sue Weldon, Lenny and Margie Weldon, Cynthia and Mike Smith, Roland and Kerry Weldon, Sharon and Joe Hayes, and Debbie Cotton; grandchildren, Tori Wood, Tobi Wood, Elijah Harden, Emalyn Weldon,, and Addison Weldon; nephews and nieces, Joel Weldon, Dalton Weldon, Lexy Weldon, Allen Smith, Andrew Smith, Austin Smith, Mike Mihalic, T.J. Mihalic, Jobie Mihalic, Kay Cotton, Kim and Brian Duncan, and Chris and Lisa Cotton; his pets/dogs, Quincey, Cocoa, Gabby, Raschal; grand dogs, Abbigail, Jasper Ray, Layla Rose, Jake, and Bailey; great grand dog, Maggie Rae.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, Novemebr, 10, 2017 from the chapel of Ward Wilson Funeral Home with Reverend Wendall Holmes officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery, Memory Hill. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM, one hour prior to the service.
Early Tuesday morning, December 9, 2014, Cynthia Ann Deloney peacefully passed away after a brief illness. She is survived by her Mother, four siblings, four nieces, two nephews, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends and colleagues. Cindy was born on January 24, 1957 in Greensborough, Georgia. She grew up in Ozark, Alabama and graduated from Carrol High School in 1975. She attended the University of Alabama and graduated from Troy University with a degree in Special and Elementary Education in 1981. She earned a master's degree in special education from Prairie View A&M University in 2008. She began her career at Vivian B. Adams School in Ozark. She then moved to Katy, Texas in 1988 and started a 29 year career with the Katy Independent School District. She spent her career working with special education students, specializing with students who had severe emotional disturbances. She touched countless lives of troubled and at risk students and was much respected as a gifted educator by all who worked with her.
Cindy had recently retired and moved back home to Alabama. She was excited to begin the next stage of her life when the Lord called her to teach her final lesson on this earth. That is, life is precious and fleeting and all we are guaranteed is this moment. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. The services for Miss. Deloney will be held at Woodlawn Memory Gardens, in Ozark, AL at 1:00 Saturday, December 13, 2014.
Mr. Michael Richard Crooks, age 57, of Ozark, died Sunday, August 10, 2014.
A memorial service for Mr. Crooks will be held at 11:00 A. M. Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with reverend Robert Smith officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 10:00 A. M. until service time, at all other times the family will be at the home of his brother, Tim Crooks.
Mr. Crooks was born October 19, 1956 in Dale County to the late Grover Cleveland Crooks and Nettie Jane Hamm Crooks. He worked with various contractors at Fort Rucker before becoming a long-haul truck driver. Mr. Crooks was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Survivors include one daughter, Hannah Marie Crooks of Ozark; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Shawn and Shannon Crooks, Richard Shane and Amber Crooks all of Ozark; five grandchildren, Blake Cooper, Haylee Crooks, Richard Landon Crooks, Layton Read Crooks; one sister, Cindy Crooks Johnson of Midland City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tim and Kaye Crooks, Steve and Nikki Crooks all of Ozark.
Mr. Sam Brown, age 52, of Ozark, died Wednesday evening, January 27, 2010, in Flowers Hospital. Funeral services will be 2:30 P. M. Saturday, January 30, 2010, from Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church with Reverend Dr. Jason Thrower officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 P. M. until 7:00 P. M. Friday evening. Mr. Brown was born December 31, 1957 in Dale County. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1975 and attended Enterprise Junior College. He served for four years in the United States Army. Mr. Brown attended Alabama Aviation School in electronics. He worked in North Carolina with Nortel Networks from 1980 through 1999, returning to Ozark in 2003. He was an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by his father, Sam Mathison Brown. Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Tammy Sullivan Brown of Ozark; one daughter and son-in-law, Sarah and Kevin Helms of Ozark; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Edward Chase and Stephanie Brown of Franklinton, North Carolina, and Sam Tyler Brown of Ozark; his mother and stepfather, Elaine Harris Potts and Harry Potts of Ozark; one sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Scott Lail of Orlando, Florida; one brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Kay Brown of Elkins, Arkansas; three grandchildren, Hallie, Lilly, and Thomas Helms. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Southeastern Diabetes Education Service, 500 Chase Park South, Suite 104, Hoover, Alabama 35244.
On Saturday, November 22, 2008, Mrs. Vivian Hamilton McLeod, of Stone Mountain, Georgia answered the heavenly angelic summons and departed from the earthly abode that had captured her jubilant spirit for fifty-two blessed years. She was a lady of high Christian repute and exuded joy to her family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. She was a faithful member of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Georgia where Bishop Eddie Long serves as pastor. Vivian spent her formative years in Ozark, Alabama and was educated in the Ozark City School System where she graduated from Carroll High School. She loved to spend time with her grandchildren and she served as a "MOM" to many. On March 20, 1979, she became the cherished and devoted wife of Mr. Norman L. McLeod. This marriage blossomed until her death. During her years of marriage, she accompanied her husband to numerous United States Air Force assignments that included Hampton, Virginia; Austin, Texas; Warner Robins, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; and Naples, Italy. In addition to her husband, Vivian is survived by her two sons, Michael Wayne McLeod, Carthage, Mississippi and Jamal Mcleod, Jacksonville, Alabama; her six grandchildren; her stepfather and mother, Norris and Geraldean Johnson, Savannah, Georgia; one brother, Ronald Hamilton, Lithonia, Georgia; two brothers-in-law, S. M. McLeod (Mechelle), Ozark, Alabama and Truman McLeod (Mavis), Childersburg, Alabama, two sisters-in-law, Mattie Frizzell (Louis), Montgomery, Alabama and Marthie Wilson, Games), Dothan, Alabama; one God-sister, Vanessa Williams (Larry), Austin, Texas; a God-mother, Dorris Thomas, Prattville, Alabama; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, family members and devoted friends.
Mr. David Keith McLaughlin, age 51, of Guntersville, formerly of Ozark, died Sunday evening, June 8, 2008, in Marshall Medical Center north of Guntersville following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008, in the Chapel of Holman Funeral Home in Ozark with the Rev. Kenneth Hale officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Memory Gardens, Holman Funeral Home of Ozark directing. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the funeral home from 12:30 p.m. until service time.
Mr. McLaughlin was born Oct. 20, 1956, at Fort Rucker, the son of Rex D. and Alline Johnson McLaughlin of Ozark. He graduated from Carroll High School in 1975 and attended Auburn University. He worked with Michelin for 10 years, Tri Glass Industries, and for the past ten years with Teledyne in Grant. Mr. McLaughlin enjoyed Alabama Football and spending time with family.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Sherri Lynn Exum McLaughlin of Guntersville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kristi and Josh Smith of Montgomery, Amy and Brad Helton of Guntersville; one grandson, Cooper Smith of Montgomery; one brother, Brian McLaughlin of Ozark; one nephew, Clint McLaughlin of Ozark.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the family to Mrs. S. McLaughlin, C/O Holman Funeral Home, Inc., 995 S. Union Ave., Ozark, Alabama 36360.
Mr. James Ernest Cooper, 46 of Ozark, Alabama; died Friday July 19, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2003, from Camp Ground Baptist Church with Rev. Al Sonanstine officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with full military rites, with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. His body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service time. Visitation will be held from 6 until 8 tonight from the chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home. Mr. Cooper was retired from the Unites States Navy and was employed with DynCorp, Fort Rucker, Alabama. His parents, Carl Denton Cooper Sr. and , Agnes Vigil Cooper, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Ruby Doris Cooper of Ozark; one daughter, Ciara Marie Cooper of Ozark; one son, James Thomas Cooper of Ozark; two sisters, JoAnne Marie Cooper and Mary Elizabeth Gunter, both of Ozark; one brother, Carl D. Cooper Jr. of Dothan.
This is my father, and he will be missed FOREVER! i am truly blessed to have had such a great father figure like him in my life. So sad to have passed on at such a young age. It really dosent seem like 7 years has gone by without him. To this day he is still on my mind everyday. I LOVE YOU DAD I MISS YOU and we will meet again one day!
Kay Rhodes, 42, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug 19, 2000, at her residence in Crestview, FL. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the Blue Springs Assembly of God Church with Rev. Eldridge Barefield and Rev. David Reddick officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home of Ozark directing. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. Tuesday until one hour before service time when her body will be placed in the church. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 until 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions are requested to be given to the American Cancer Society. Kay was a native of Ozark having graduated from Carroll High School and from Troy State University at Dothan. She was employed as a teacher at Tall Pines Academy in Crestview. Kay was also an active member of Christ Family Church in Crestview. Kay was preceded in death by her father, Tom Burgess, and father-in-law, Roland Rhodes. Survivors include her husband, Bo Rhodes, Crestview; one daughter, Brittany Rhodes, Crestview; one son, Brandon Rhodes, Crestview; mother, Thelda Burgess, Ozark; three sisters, Ann Burgess and Dorothy Shehane, both of Ozark; Linda Campbell, Clio; two brothers, Tim Burgess, Blue Springs; and Dan Burgess, Dothan; mother-in-law, Polly Rhodes, Ozark; many nieces, nephews and in-laws.