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Birmingham, AL – Mr. James Graham Price, age 79, of Birmingham, Alabama, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 21st, 2017.

He was born near Hamilton, Alabama, in Marion County, to James Victor Price and Ruby Lee Byrd Price and later moved to Birmingham, Alabama where he graduated from Phillips High School. He earned a scholarship to play football for the University of Alabama, was injured and then played for Jacksonville State University. He served in the U.S. Army National Guard and was retired from CSX Railroad.

He is survived by three daughters, Wendelyn Leigh Price (Birmingham, AL), Jennifer Anne Price (Birmingham, AL), and Ginger Leigh Price Wallach (New York City, NY).  He is also survived by grandchildren: Jackson Dominick, Kellyn Murch, John Murch, David Wallach and Alexander Wallach.

Graham also leaves behind his dear friend, Dolores Turner; several first cousins in and from this area including Don Gann, Dow Gann, and Roger Gann, Harold Smith, Joy Smith Robinson, Druellen Smith Northam, and Frankie Jean Smith Jones, Lynwood Byrd, and Donald Byrd; and a host of other relatives and friends. (Any corrections or additions will be greatfully acknowledged and promptly added.)

Graham was preceded in death by his parents, James Victor Price and Ruby Lee Byrd Price; his brother, Wilburn Duane Price; maternal grandparents, “Chess” Chester Walter Byrd and Ophelia Young Byrd; his uncles, Clyde Byrd, Elmer Byrd, Woodrow “Woodie” Byrd, and Doil Byrd; and 3 maternal aunts, Dorothy Byrd Flournoy, Inez Byrd Smith, and Willene Byrd Gann; and cousins, Peggy Byrd Scoggin, and Robert Byrd.

A celebration of life service will be on Saturday, July 29th, 2017, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnelly House, Southside in Birmingham, Alabama.  All friends and relatives are welcome to attend. John 3:16

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Birmingham, AL – Mr. Morgan Earl Taylor. age 61. of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away Sunday October 23rd, 2016, in Talladega, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, at Barnesville Church.  Funeral Service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 27th, 2016, at Barnesville Church.  Burial in Rudicell Cemetery, Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama.

Earl Taylor was a 1973 graduate of Hamilton High School in Hamilton, Alabama and he attended the Northwest Alabama Technical College in Hamilton, Alabama.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife, Pamela “Pam” Taylor; his mother, Lenora “Tootsie” Taylor; children, Shannon Sims (David), Jason Taylor (Stephanie), Brandy Duck (fiancé, Wesley McCutcheon), Landon Taylor, and Micah Taylor; grandchildren, Cody McCullar (Kellie), Kyle Sims, Ally Taylor, Kade Sims, Brady Taylor, Brodie Taylor, Drake Sims, and Dustin English; great-grandchild, Korben McCullar; sisters, Gail (Randle) Mills, and Phyllis Taylor; brother, Ronnie (Rita) Taylor; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hansel Taylor; and daughter, Kristy McCullar.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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Birmingham, AL – July 14, 1932 – April 10, 2015 – Wilburn Duane Price, age 82, of Birmingham, Alabama, (born in Marion County, Alabama) passed away April 10th, 2015.

Funeral service, 3:00 p.m., Sunday, April 12th, 2015, at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home.  Visitation 1 hour prior to service.  Burial in Jefferson Memorial Gardens East.  Rev. Melvin Salter, officiating.

Mr. Price was a member of Gardendale Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Velma Price; 2 daughters, Debbie Pollard (Keith), and Sharon Magnuson; 1 brother, Graham Price (Delores); 4 grandchildren, Megan Yates (Anderson), Blake Pollard, Price Magnuson and Cole Magnuson (Alexa); 3 great-grandchildren, Mason Yates, Lizzy Yates and Grayson Magnuson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vic and Ruby Byrd Price.

Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Trussville, AL., and directing.

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White_Benton_Turrentine_20150221Oct. 13,1921 – Feb. 19,2015 – Benton Turrentine White, 93, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015. He spent his early childhood days in Hamilton, Alabama. He moved to Birmingham as a teenager where he continued to reside the rest of his life. A veteran of World War II, he flew 11 bombing missions over Europe as a B-17 co-pilot in the Eighth Air Force. He earned the rank of Second Lieutenant. After the war, he returned to Auburn University and graduated in 1947 with a Mechanical Engineering degree. In 1953, he married the love of his life, Anne Moore, and they celebrated fifty years of married life together. He began his career as a draftsman with U.S. Pipe, which later became Walter Energy. He was a key contributor in several invention processes that improved the quality and production of pipe products. He also was instrumental in beginning the mining division, and designed and managed this project from its inception to its implementation. He was a long time member of Grace United Methodist Church, and most recently attended Irondale United Methodist Church. He enjoyed Auburn football, music, golf, and painting. Art was a special passion of his which he pursued until his last days. He was a man of quiet demeanor, strong character, and a true southern gentleman. When you were to talking Ben White, you felt like you were the most important person in the room. He was a very kind and caring man, who loved people and continued to make new friends throughout his entire life. He will be dearly missed. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Anne Moore White, and his brother, Victor Rush White, Jr. He is survived by his daughters, Melinda McNamee (Charles) and Catherine Lathem (Terry), his grandchildren Lauren Gomes (Joey), Brooke Hoekstra (Justin), Michelle Lathem, Lee Anne Irwin (Michael), Charles Benton McNamee, six great-grandchildren, and niece Sally Hamilton (Jay). There will be a visitation on Monday, February 23, from 4:00-7:00 pm and a funeral service on Tuesday, February 24, 1:00 pm, both at Ridout’s Valley Chapel, 1800 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood. Memorials may be made to one of Ben’s favorite organizations, Tuscaloosa Rotary Honor Flight, P.O. Box 2403 Tuscaloosa, AL (205-759-9534) , which honors American veterans by flying them to Washington D.C. to see their memorials at no cost.

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July 6, 1934 – December 23, 2014

Birmingham, AL – Elizabeth Ogden, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away in Birmingham, Alabama.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL.

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Mr. Todd Cantrell, age 49, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013.

Visitation, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30th, 2013, at the Guin First Baptist Church, Guin, Alabama.  A Celebration of  His life held, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30th, 2013, at the Guin First Baptist Church.  Bro. Steven Webb, Bro. Randy Wright, Bro. Steve Jones, and Dr. Kenny Hatcher officiating.

Mr. Cantrell was born June 30th, 1963, and was a native of Guin, Alabama.  He had lived in Birmingham, Alabama for the last 15 years.  He was an executive with AT&T and traveled extensively.  He graduated from Marion County High School in Guin, Alabama and from Pensacola Christian Academy in Pensacola, Florida with undergraduate and Master’s Degrees in Education.  He was an accomplished pianist and a lifelong Alabama Fan.*

He is survived by his mother, Betty Sue Cantrell; 1 sister, Wanda Cantrell; aunts and uncles, Clistie Benton, Robbie & Dempsey Bozeman, Evelyn Busby, and Margaret & Gene Bozeman; and scores of loving and loyal friends; especially Doug Yarbrough and Baxter & Simon.

He was preceded in death by his father, Ruble Cantrell; uncles & aunts, Roy Benton, Ernest Busby, and Bobbye & Orville Cantrell.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Magic City Choral Society  or Schnauzer Love Rescue at 1356 Stonecrest Drive, Birmingham, AL 35235.

*Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc., of Guin, AL, directing.

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Mr. John Michael Taylor, age 45, of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, March 19th, 2013, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Graveside service, 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 21st, 2013, at Cedar Tree Cemetery, Hackleburg, Marion County, Alabama.

Mr. Taylor is survived by his parents, Jimmy and Joyce Taylor; grandmother, Eula Dunkin; 1 nephew, Jeff Taylor; and a host of cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Jeffrey D. Taylor; grandparents, Carl D. Taylor, Geneva M. Taylor, and Jack Dunkin; and 1 niece, Gail Taylor.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., Hamilton, Alabama, directing.

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