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Kent Thornton Meadows Funeral Home

406 3rd Avenue
Ashford, AL 36312
(334) 899-1117
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811 West Woodland Drive
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(334) 899-4194
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Obituary: William Ray - Twin Falls Times-News

Monday, February 20, 2017

Bill will be missed greatly by his surviving wife, Mildred Ann Allen Ray of Jerome, ID; two brothers, Charles Leonard Ray (Leann) of Pleasant Grove, UT, and Robert Ashford Ray of Marshville, MO; two sisters, Naty Alice Ray Bowen (Eugene) of Carson, WA, and Mary Ray James of Loa, UT; as well as his eight children; Tisha R. Ray Harty (Doug) of Castiac, CA, Becky J. Clarkson (Dirk) of Jerome ID, William A. Ray (Cindy) of Winnemucca, NV, Melanie A. Ray Millett (Robb) of Payson, UT, Samuel S. Ray (Sherryn) of Mt Pleasant, UT, Kirsten W. Ray Fullmer (Steve) of Fairmont, WV, Sara S. Ray Norris (Lee) of Jerome, ID, and Twilla D. Ray Mann (Tyler) of Provo, UT; as well as twenty-seven grandchildren and forty-two great-grandchildren.The family would like to thank the staff of Desert View Care Center for their loving care for our father. We greatly appreciate their concern, thoughtfulness, and kindness.Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 12:00 Noon, at Jerome Second Ward LDS Church, 50 East 100 South, Jerome, Idaho with a viewing one hour prior to service. Graveside services will conclude at Jerome Cemetery.

Turner named Business Leader of Year - Statesboro Herald

Monday, December 12, 2016

While on staff at OTC, Turner has attained a bachelor’s degree in business administration from American Intercontinental University and a master’s in organizational management from Ashford University.He and his wife, Marilyn, own Sugar Magnolia Bakery & Café downtown. The Turners have a son, Brooks Turner; a daughter, Whitney Lavoie; and are grandparents to Ansley and Collier.After 16 years with the technical college, Turner remains a licensed funeral director and continues to help at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home.Besides the CVB board, which he currently chairs, he has been president or chair of the boards of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority and the Averitt Center for the Arts. He has been president of the Kiwanis Club of Statesboro and has served on boards of the United Way of Bulloch County and of the Chamber of Commerce.Turner is a past recipient of a Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Award.He has done volunteer work with the Main Street Farmers’ Market, Celebration South Music Festival, Georgia Special Olympics fall games and the American Diabetes Association, “just  to name a few,” Lambert said. In his remarks, he quoted two of Turner’s OTC colleagues.“There is no person in this room who cares more about Statesboro and Bulloch County, its business and educational communities, and most importantly its people than Barry Turner,” said Statesboro Mayor Jan Moore, now also an OTC vice president. “We are a better place because of Barry.”“Barry’s dedication to Statesboro and Bulloch County is second to none,” said OTC President Lori Durden. Statesboro CardiologyChamber Treasurer Elaine Norton presented the Small Business of the Year award, noting that it went to a medical practice that was the first in its specialty in Bulloch County.  Dr. Stanley Shin, a cardiologist who attained his doctorate at the University of Maryland’s medical school, came to Statesboro to found the practice 19 years ago.Now, Statesboro Cardiology has grown to have five practitioners and 25 employees, Norton said. The practice’s new, larger building on Grady Johnson Road is nearing completion. Toward 2017Chamber President Phyllis Thompson spoke, recounting how Statesboro in April became one of eight national finalists in the America’s Best Communities competition. Judges will review progress on the Blue Mile plan for the revitalization of South Main Street in April 2017, when Statesboro could win a prize of up to $3 million to continue the work.Thompson also thanked Chamber program and membership managers Piper McAfee and Roxanne Kibler for their work through the year. Thompson, Kibler and McAfee are the Chamber’s paid staff. The chairpersons are elected volunteers representing member businesses.Outgoing Chamber of Commerce Chair Mark Anderson, part owner of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home, passed the gavel to incoming Chair Per Holtze, chief operating officer of Georgia Living at Home.Holtze had the crowd laughing and applauding with his remarks in appreciation of Anderson, an extended cascade of puns on his work as a funeral director.“Mark had been dying

Doxsie: Brady didn't get an appeal; he got screwed - Quad City Times

Monday, July 25, 2016

While promoting my book, “Iowa Baseball Greats: Sixteen Major Leaguers Who Were in the Game For Life,’’ last Saturday night at the Clinton LumberKings’ game at Ashford University Field, they came to me a few minutes before the game and said they needed someone to throw out the first pitch.I hadn’t thrown a baseball in about 10 years and I had surgery to repair a pinched ulnar nerve in my right elbow just six weeks earlier. A few weeks ago, I couldn’t lift my arm high enough to comb my hair.But how often do you get a chance to do something like this? I did it.I even got to keep the ball, which has a reddish brown scuff mark from where it hit the dirt six feet in front of home plate.I got no sympathy from LumberKings general manager Ted Tornow, who underwent hip replacement surgery a week after they sliced open my elbow. He’s still on the job, still hustling around the ballpark taking care of little details while hobbling on a cane. The guy’s a gamer.ESPN is going to start a lot of arguments with its recent lists of the top 10 players in baseball history at each position.That’s probably the whole point anyway, to provide grist for conversation. Some of these picks may be grist for fisticuffs.Just the pitching lists alone may accomplish that. Their No. 2 righthanded starting pitcher of all-time is Pedro Martinez, who ranks behind only Walter Johnson. Pedro Martinez? Really? He was very good, but do they really think he was better than Greg Maddux, Christy Mathewson, Bob Gibson, Cy Young, Roger Clemens, Tom Seaver and Bob Feller?The lefthanded list may be crazier. Sandy Koufax and Randy Johnson rank 1-2, which is fine, but Clayton Kershaw is No. 3 and Madison Bumgardner is No. 10. Am I wrong for thinking it’s extremely premature to list two current pitchers who are still in their 20s among the greatest ever?Those aren’t the only current youngsters who are listed as all-time greats. Mike Trout (age 24) is rated No. 6 on the center-field list, right between Tris Speaker and Joe DiMaggio. Buster Posey (age 29) is eighth on the catcher list, ahead of Mickey Cochrane and Gary Carter.And Robinson Cano (age 33) is No. 10 among second baseman. Cano is a mere six-time All-Star. It doesn’t seem like he’s even Hall of Fame material, let alone an all-time great.ESPN also decided it was OK to move players around to other positions just to make the lists work. Stan Musial, who played nearly twice as many games in the outfield as he did at first base, is the No. 2 first baseman. Musial was an all-time great no matter what position he played but put him in the spot where he saw action in nearly 1,900 games in his career.

After 98 years in business, Charleston funeral home closes doors today - Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

We transported [people], we ran to car wrecks, we did everything,” he recalled. They would travel everywhere from Marmet and Campbells Creek to as far as Bloomingrose and Ashford, in Boone County.“We made ambulance calls until the federal government came along and said you had to do this and that to run an ambulance,” he said. “And then the city of Charleston went into the ambulance business. That’s when we said ‘amen’ and got out.”Cox and the other employees had to take turns sleeping in the funeral home at night in case calls came in.After he turned 18, Cox became an apprentice and helped embalm bodies in people’s homes, although one was performed at a hospital, he said.“When I came here, everybody took the bodies home. Very few people had visitations in the funeral home,” he said. “And then, as time went on, things started changing.”After he graduated from high school, Cox married his wife, Emma Lea Smith. He planned to attend embalming school, but the birth of his first son, and later, twins, ended those plans.Instead, he got his funeral director license and assumed that title at the home.Over time, the funeral home changed hands to Garnet Burdette, who owned it until his death in 1974. Cox bought the business from Burdette’s estate in 1976 for $250,000 and changed the name to Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home.Cox said his career has been a rewarding one, but it’s not for everyone.“If you don’t love to help people, then you’re in trouble,” he said. “I’m serving them; they’re not serving me.”It wasn’t until after the death of his son, Wade, in 1995, that Cox decided to sell the business a year later. His three children helped him run the funeral home up to that point.“My business was growing so fast, I just couldn’t keep up with it,” he said.He still owns the real estate and remains the funeral director.He sold the business in 1996 to Stewart Enterprises Inc. for $3 million. That company was later acquired by Houston-based Service Corporation International, which made the decision to close the funeral home.Cox said the funeral industry requires a “personal touch” that corporate-owned homes can’t provide, and thinks that was a factor in the funeral home’s decline over the years.“You do what the corporation says to do. They don’t operate a funeral home on the community’s level — they tell you from their main headquarters how you’re gonna do things,” he said.“We’re in the Bible Belt, and you don’t do things here like they do in New York, Philadelphia or Chicago.”He noted that people who have already made arrangements with Bartlett-Burdette-Cox for their funeral proceedings can have them transferred to another funeral home of their choice for free.Reach Elaina Sauber at elaina.sauber@wvgazettemail.com, 304-348-3051 or follow @ElainaSauber on Twitter.

Howard Junior Hinnant - The Wilson Times (subscription)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Howard is survived by his daughters, Tonya Hinnant of Wilson, Sandra Colbert Hinnant of Brunswick, Maryland, Tamy Hinnant of 29 Palms, California and Truvalia Ashford of Raleigh; sons, Michael Hinnant of Lucama, Howard Hinnant III of Fredrick, Maryland, Bernard Davis of Wilson and Melvin Davis of Sims; stepdaughter, Crystal Morris; and stepson, Charles Morris, both of Fredrick, Maryland; sisters, Corrine Thomas of Pikeville, Maryland and Becky Hinnant of Bailey; brothers, Oscar and Steve Hinnant, both of Wilson and Stanley Hinnant of Bailey; and 16 grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Louise Morris Hinnant.Flowers are welcome or memorials may be directed to WilMed Hospice, 1705 S. Tarboro St., Wilson, NC 27893.Arrangements are by Joyner’s Funeral Home, Wilson. Condolences may be sent to www.joyners.net.

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General Hospital Spoilers: Week of November 7 – Jax Back - Morgan Funeral – Sonny Suicidal – Griffin Floored by ... - Celebrity Dirty Laundry

Monday, November 07, 2016

Elliot) work to help Hayden. An emergency at GH is worsened by hospital infighting. Tracy overhears a conversation that gives her pause plus, Dr Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) comes after Finn again.Curtis Ashford (Donnell Turner) and Jordan Ashford (Vinessa Antoine) spark this week that leads to more down the road. Curtis gets new info on the bomb case. Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco) and Jason Morgan (Billy Miller) have a new theory.Max Giambetti (Derk Cheetwood) has insight for Jason on the order of events the night that Morgan was “killed.” An uninvited guest causes drama at the funeral – could it be Valentin Cassadine (James Stuart) that shows?Nina Clay (Michelle Stafford) will do anything to have a family and she’ll turn to Valentin soon. Griffin gets bad news about the paternity test on Charlotte Bolland (Scarlett Fernandez) and Valentin will soon stake a claim on the girl.Sam continues to worry about her mother’s drinking and Jax is concerned as well. Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) gets a letter from Claudette Bolland (Bree Williamson) that makes it clear she’s gone and leaves him shaking his head.Kiki Jerome (Hayley Erin) is deep in guilt over what she sees as her role in Morgan’s death. Dillon Quartermaine (Robert Watkins) is patient with her. Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) and Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) have a romantic night.Dante and Lulu talk remarriage now that their embryo dream is dead after Daphne’s revelation. But GH spoilers tease that Jazmyn Skye Vale is on set shooting as Athena, Lulu’s embryo baby. FYI, Charlotte is not her kid. The timeline is all wrong.Also this week – Parry Shen is back as Brad Cooper to deliver DNA results that wreck Griffin’s life. Kimberly McCullough exits as Robin Scorpio while Jax returns for a 10 episode arc that we hope will kill the kidney storyline once and for all.Love ya @MauriceBenard ??— Bryan Craig (@bryan_craig) October 31, 2016All this and so much more happening on episodes the week of Monday, November 7 thru Friday, November 11. Watch, share your comments below on these weekly GH spoilers and check back with CDL often for more General Hospital spoilers and news.[embedded cont

Ribbon Cutting held for Murphy Funeral Home - Choctaw Plaindealer

Monday, September 05, 2016

Murphy Funeral Home was held Friday, August 26, 2016. Pictured are (left to right) (front) District 3 Supervisor Chris McIntire, Chamber Board Member Elizabeth Jenkins, Chamber Board Member Juliette Ashford, Chamber Director Donna McKay, Demarcus Taylor, Stephanie McCune, Georgia Taylor, Pastor Levon Murphy, Sr., Dorthy Murphy, Kayla Taylor, District Board Member-Ellen Turnipseed, District Board Member Geneva Pratt, (back) Aldridge Taylor, Toya Taylor and Levon Murphy, Jr.During the Ribbon Cutting ceremony, Donna McKay, Chamber Director, welcomed the new business to Choctaw County and presented them with a 6-month Chamber membership. District 3 Supervisor Chris McIntire welcomed Murphy Funeral Home to Choctaw County and congratulated the Murphys and the Taylors on their business. Stephanie McCune gave a description of the business and introduced each staff member. Elder Aldridge Taylor prayed over the business. Closing remarks were given by Pastor Levon Murphy, Sr., Levon Murphy, Jr., Georgia Taylor and Damarcus Taylor.Murphy Funeral Home is a full service funeral home. Owners are Pastor Levon Murphy, Sr. and Quincy Taylor. The general manager is Levon Murphy, Jr. There motto is “Our Family Caring for Yours.” To learn more about Murphy Funeral Home call (662) 285-9280.

After 98 years, Charleston funeral home closes doors - Parkersburg News

Monday, June 06, 2016

We transported (people), we ran to car wrecks, we did everything," he recalled. They would travel everywhere from Marmet and Campbells Creek to as far as Bloomingrose and Ashford, in Boone County."We made ambulance calls until the federal government came along and said you had to do this and that to run an ambulance," he said. "And then the city of Charleston went into the ambulance business. That's when we said 'amen' and got out."Cox and the other employees had to take turns sleeping in the funeral home at night in case calls came in.After he turned 18, Cox became an apprentice and helped embalm bodies in people's homes, although one was performed at a hospital, he said."When I came here, everybody took the bodies home. Very few people had visitations in the funeral home," he said. "And then, as time went on, things started changing."After he graduated from high school, Cox married his wife, Emma Lea Smith. He planned to attend embalming school, but the birth of his first son, and later, twins, ended those plans.Instead, he got his funeral director license and assumed that title at the home.Over time, the funeral home changed hands to Garnet Burdette, who owned it until his death in 1974. Cox bought the business from Burdette's estate in 1976 for $250,000 and changed the name to Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home.Cox said his career has been a rewarding one, but it's not for everyone."If you don't love to help people, then you're in trouble," he said. "I'm serving them; they're not serving me."It wasn't until after the death of his son, Wade, in 1995, that Cox decided to sell the business a year later. His three children helped him run the funeral home up to that point."My business was growing so fast, I just couldn't keep up with it," he said.He still owns the real estate and remains the funeral director.He sold the business in 1996 to Stewart Enterprises Inc. for $3 million. That company was later acquired by Houston-based Service Corporation International, which made the decision to close the funeral home.Cox said the funeral industry requires a "personal touch" that corporate-owned homes can't provide, and thinks that was a factor in the funeral home's decline over the years."You do what the corporation says to do. They don't operate a funeral home on the community's level — they tell you from their main headquarters how you're gonna do things," he said."We're in the Bible Belt, and you don't do things here like they do in New York, Philadelphia or Chicago."He noted that people who have already made arrangements with Bartlett-Burdette-Cox for their funeral proceedings can have them transferred to another funeral home of their choice for free.___Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.