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Birmingham Mortuary Service

Highway 411 & Int 20
Leeds, AL 35901
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Kilgore Funeral Home

1750 Ashville Road
Leeds, AL 35094
(205) 699-3181
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1750 Ashville Road
Leeds, AL 35094
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7531 Parkway Drive
Leeds, AL 35094
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Mose Allison, a Fount of Jazz and Blues, Dies at 89 - New York Times

Monday, December 12, 2016

Kinks and the Clash. The Who based their world-beating anthem “My Generation” partly on his “Young Man Blues,” which the band also featured as the opening track on its 1970 album, “Live at Leeds.”Mr. Allison’s tunes were covered almost as widely by his fellow Americans, including the blues artists Paul Butterfield and Johnny Winter, the country-soul singer Bobbie Gentry and, more recently, the jazz vocalist and pianist Diana Krall. The Pixies, a pace-setting alternative-rock band, named an album track “Allison” in his honor.In a 1986 interview with the pianist Ben Sidran, conducted for NPR, Mr. Allison grouped his material into three categories: slapstick, social comment and personal crisis. “Sometimes,” he added, “all three of those elements wind up in a tune.” Many of his songs inhabit an air of wry amusement or exasperated skepticism, often pivoting on a single phrase.He skewered hypocrisies in “Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy,” recorded by Bonnie Raitt, and mastered the sardonic put-down in “Your Mind Is on Vacation (And Your Mouth Is Working Overtime),” covered by Elvis Costello.For all of his elder-statesman eminence in rock, Mr. Allison never stopped seeing himself as a jazz artist. “My definition of jazz is music that’s felt, thought and performed simultaneously,” he said in “Ever Since I Stole the Blues,” a 2006 BBC documentary. “And that’s what I’m looking for every night.”Mose John Allison Jr. was born on Nov. 11, 1927, on a family cotton farm near Tippo, Miss. His mother taught elementary school and his father, a self-taught stride piano player, owned a general store. A service station across the road had a jukebox, on which Mr. Allison heard blues singers like Memphis Minnie and Tampa Red.He began taking piano lessons at 5 and was playing in bands as a young teenager — around the same time he wrote his first song, “The 14-Day Palmolive Plan,” a satirical jab at radio commercials in the style of the saxophonist, singer and bandleader Louis Jordan’s jump blues. His main hero then was Nat King Cole, a well-regarded jazz pianist who had begun singing with his trio in a smoothly urbane style. For a while Mr. Allison also played the trumpet, on local gigs and, after he joined the Army in 1946, with the 179th Army Ground Forces Band.He had put in a year at the University of Mississippi before his service, and he briefly returned to Ole Miss — one reason, perhaps, for his sobriquet “the William Faulkner of jazz,” popularized by Mr. Sidran. But he soon lost interest in his chosen field, chemical engineering. He ended up graduating from Louisiana State University with an English degree and then briefly worked the Southern club circuit.Moving to New York City in 1956, Mr. Allison found work as a jazz pianist, initially with the saxophonist Al Cohn. He joined a successful quintet led by Mr. Cohn and his fellow saxophonist Zoot Sims. His style had evolved, in line with modernists like Lennie Tristano and Thelonious Monk, but he still had a trace of

Air Force football legend Dee Dowis dies in Georgia traffic crash - Colorado Springs Gazette

Monday, September 05, 2016

Tracie, daughter Maddie, who attends college in South Carolina, and son Grant, who is in high school.“I am shocked. So saddened. My heart’s broken,” DeBerry said. “It bleeds for Tracie and Madeline and Grant, Dee’s mother and family and for all our Falcon brothers. What a legacy he leaves for all of us and what it means to be a wonderful husband, devoted father, a Christian businessman and leader like he was. But he has secured his eternal home and one day we’ll be able to relive a lot of those Falcons days that we all had together.”Word of Dowis’ death spread around the academy late Monday afternoon, but the news was not confirmed with authorities in Georgia until they contacted The Gazette on Tuesday.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Dowis was traveling south in the northbound lanes of I-85 at about 4:48 a.m. when he pulled into the center median and began to back up his 2014 BMW. As the BMW was backing from the center median, it was struck by a northbound vehicle on the driver’s side door.Dowis was not wearing a seat belt, police said, and was declared dead at the scene. Police do not believe speed was a factor.The driver of the other vehicle, Jeremy Weiss, 22, of Raleigh, N.C., was treated at a nearby hospital, the Journal-Constitution reported.The Gwinnett County medical examiner's office also confirmed the death with The Gazette, saying it was the result of a traffic crash. An official cause of death has not been determined.“He was my first coach when I got here,” said Air Force offensive coordinator Mike Thiessen, also a former Falcons quarterback. “Dee was the one who fought for me to be a guy worth investing in. He was my personal coach my whole first year or two I was here. You talk about being able to learn from the right one. I don’t know if anyone would argue the fact that he was the greatest Air Force quarterback – maybe the greatest player.”When DeBerry was told of Dowis' death he said he had to pull to the side of the road for 15 minutes. DeBerry said he later spent the day crying on the phone with former players and reminiscing about Dowis, who he saw three weeks ago at a charity event.“Pound for pound, he was one of the greatest, most gifted and talented players to have played the college game,” DeBerry said. “Everybody in America had so much respect for him. And as great a player as he was, he was even a greater friend. His life never was about himself. All he wanted in life was to give back. This is just so tragic.”

July 22, 2016 - WJHnews

Monday, July 25, 2016

Jarrod), of the Hickox community of Brantley County; three great-grandchildren, Zoie Clifton, Eden Clifton and Liam Clifton; two sisters, Marie Wood, of Harpersville, Ala., and Helen Beane, of Leeds, Ala.; four brothers, Norman Hayes (wife, Sue), of Austin, Texas, Tommy Hayes, Joe Hayes (wife, Priscilla), and Ross Hayes, all of Vincent, Ala.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.Memorial donations are requested to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 550, Atlanta, Ga. 30346 or www.alz.org/georgiaThe family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock this evening at Music Funeral Home and also from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday at the Curtis & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Childersburg, Ala.Memorialization will be by cremation.Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.comMusic Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.Charles Gamble Sr.A celebration of life service for Charles Gamble Sr. will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Greater Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church, 201 Reddick St., Homerville, with the church pastor, the Rev. Randall McCrae, offering words of comfort.Interment will be in Holmes Chapel Cemetery in Clinch County.He was born Nov. 27, 1929 in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Charlie Gamble and Katie Gamble. He grew up in Kingstree, S.C. He received his formal education from the public school system of Williamsburg County, S.C. As a young adult he moved to Homerville where he lived until his demise. He was employed at Bway Inc. for many years before his retirement in 1992.He was a loving and caring person who won a place in the hearts of those privileged to have known him.He departed this life Monday morning (July 18, 2016) at his residence after an illness. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two children, Charles Gamble Jr. and Cora Gamble.Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 63 years, Lannie Mingo Gamble; sons, Bobby Gamble and David Gamble, both of Homerville; daughters, Janice Magby (Mark) and Elizabeth Tolbert (John), both of Homerville; 18 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; a brother, France Gamble, of Rochester, N.Y.; sisters, Jessie Mae McCorty, of Fayetteville, N.C., and Annie Ruth Chatman, of Rochester, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Viola Miller (Pete), of Homerville, and Carolyn Cooper (George), of Stone Mountain; brothers-in-law, Tim Mingo (Katherine), of Miami, Fla., Louis Mingo (Barbara), of Valdosta, Donald Mingo (Carolyn), of Albany, Earnest Mingo (Doris), of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Willie Mingo (Jessie), of Miami, Fla.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.Friends are being received at the Gamble residence, 32 Smith Lan

Island Pond motorcyclist dies in crash - BurlingtonFreePress.com

Monday, June 13, 2016

The motorcycle crossed the center line into the path of a 2012 Ford E-250 van driven by Robert Webster, 61, of Leeds, Maine.Webster unsuccessfully attempted to steer to the right to avoid colliding with Pepin, police said.Pepin was pronounced dead on the scene. Webster was uninjured, police said.Read or Share this story: http://bfpne.ws/27DRLMK

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Hurray for the Riff Raff Announces New LP 'The Navigator' - Glide Magazine

Monday, January 02, 2017

K – Sebright ArmsJanuary 19 - Newcastle UK – Cluny 2January 20 – Glasgow UK – Celtic Connections at DrygateJanuary 21- Bristol UK – The LanternJanuary 24 - Amsterdam ML – Paradiso, UpstairsMarch 20 - Leeds – BrudenellMarch 21 - Manchester UK – Deaf InstituteMarch 22 - London UK – The DomeMarch 23 - Winchester UK – The Railway InnMarch 25 - Brighton UK – Sticky MikesMarch 28 – Brussels BE – RotondeMarch 29 – Hamburg DE – HakkenMarch 30 – Berlin DE – Gruener SalonMarch 31 – Munich DE  – MillaApril 2 – Munster DE – American Series – PumpenhausApril 3 – Rotterdam NL – RotownApril 4 – Utrecht NL – EKKOApril 5 – Groningen NL –VeraApril 15 – Middlebury, VT –Middlebury CollegeApril 16 - Northampton, MA – Academy of MusicApril 18 - Cambridge, MA – SinclairApril 19 - Cambridge, MA – SinclairApril 20 – New York, NY – Bowery BallroomApril 21 – Philadelphia, PA – World Café (downstairs)April 23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubApril 24 – Cincinnati, OH – Woodward TheaterApril 25 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland BallroomApril 27 – Detroit, MI – Magic BagApril 28 – Chicago, IL – Thalia HallApril 29 – Madison, WI – High Noon SaloonApril 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music CaféMay 2 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock HouseMay 3 – Nashville, TN – Mercy LoungeMay 4 – Birmingham, AL – The SaturnMay 5 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre*All US dates w/Ron GalloThis article passed through the Full-Text RSS service - if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-only/faq.php#publishers.Recommended article: The Guardian's Summary of Julian Assange's Interview Went Viral and Was Completely False.

'Aunt Cin' celebrates a century - Jamaica Observer

Monday, September 19, 2016

Leeds,St Elizabeth — A cherished childhood memory for her loved ones is that 100-year-old Cinderella Colquhoun-Myrie never forgot special occasions.They say that in her earlier years Colquhoun-Myrie, affectionately called ‘Aunt Cin’, always ensured that a gift would help to convey her best wishes at those times.“Aunt Cin has been a permanent presence in my life, never forgetting a birthday or a holiday. I never wished to go to America or wanted for anything because she made sure that every single holiday we would get a barrel or trunk filled with goodies…,” said her granddaughter Karen Beckford-Tapper.She added: “When I would see my cousins, we would all have on the same clothes; we didn’t even need to say a word because we already knew that we shared the same guardian angel, she loved us all.”With many recollections of kindness, relatives of Colquhoun-Myrie saw it fitting to make her century memorable with an event in her honour at the Santa Crest Hotel in Leeds, St Elizabeth late las

Funeral notices for Saturday, July 23, 2016 - Lewiston Sun Journal

Monday, July 25, 2016

DYER — Steven A., 57, of Greene died Wednesday, July 20. A celebration of life will be held at Springbrook Golf Course in Leeds on Saturday, July 30, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a service at 5 p.m. For those who wish to make a donation in Steve’s name, the family requests donations be made to either MSGA Junior Golf, c/o Nancy Storey, 58 Val Halla Road, Cumberland, ME 04021 or the Good OL’ Boys Huntin’ Club Junior Fund, c/o Doris B. LeMaster, P.O. Box 322, Monmouth, ME 04259.HOBART — Verna Nuzzo, 93, of Litchfield, died Tuesday, July 19. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 27, 11 a.m., at Litchfield Plains Baptist Church, 56 Plains Road, Litchfield. Visiting hours will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at Bragdon-Finley Funeral Home, 707 Main St., Monmouth. Interment at Litchfield Plains Cemetery, Plains Road, Litchfield. If desired, donations may be made to the Litchfield Plains Baptist Church, 56 Plains Road, Litchfield, ME 04350.MASTERSON — Richard J. I, 65, of Rumford died Thursday, July 14. At his request, there are no services. Arrangements are under the care of the Meader