Obituaries for Tues., Jan. 25

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Mack Gaston Cottle, 79, of Gantt, died Fri., Jan. 21, 2011, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Sun., Jan. 23, from Foreman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Coldwater Cemetery with the Rev. Glenn Ducharme and the Rev. Benjy Wilson officiating. Special music was provided by Susan Gantt and Jackie Covington.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Janice Cottle of Gantt; his daughter and son-in-law, Mackie and James Stephens of Gantt; his sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Lyndia Cottle and Carol and Kay Cottle of Gantt; his grandchildren, Joshua Mack Cottle and Justin David Cottle; a brother and sister-in-law, Ted and Betty Cottle; and several nieces and nephews

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Vida Irene Scruggs Cooper, 74, of Red Level, passed away Mon., Jan. 24, 2011, in a Prattville hospital.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Thurs., Jan. 27, at Keahey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Glass officiating and interment following in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Keahey Funeral Home.

Survivors include three sons, Mike Cooper of Prattville, Scott (Angie) Cooper and Mark Cooper, all of Red Level; and two daughters, Judy (Tom) Klipp of St. Louis, Mo., and Patricia (Allen) Harbuck of Pickerington, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Russell Harbuck and Nathaniel Cooper, and a sister, Pamela Scruggs.

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Creighton Johnson, 90, died Thurs., Jan. 20, 2011, at Mizell Memorial Hospital.

A graveside service will be held Thurs., Jan. 27, at 1:15 p.m. at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo. Visitation will be held Wed., Jan, 26, 2011 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Green Hills Funeral Home in Troy.

He is preceded in death by his great-grandson, Cody Vincent; three brothers, and two sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Johnson; sons, Dennis (Charlotte) Johnson of Andalusia, Michael (Kim) Johnson of Cordova, Ill., and Jeffrey Johnson of Springfield, Ill.; daughters, Karen Blackwell of Houston, Texas, and Rita (Keithen) Book of Victoria, Texas; one sister, Etta Belle (Floyd) Roberts of Eugene, Ore.; 12 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

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William Thomas Prestwood, 69, of Huntsville, passed away Sun., Jan. 23, 2011.

Born in Florala, Mr. Prestwood supported the development of the Saturn moon rocket and Skylab space station at NASA’s Marshall Spaceflight Center. He retired from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command after 32 years of service.

Funeral services will be held Fri., Jan. 28, at 2 p.m., at Fairmount Baptist Church in Red Level with the Pastor Drexel Copeland officiating and burial following in Fairmount Baptist Cemetery. Laughlin Service Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Foreman Brown Service Funeral Home.

Survivors include his sister, Rebecca Anne Prestwood, and his aunt, Wylene Ellis, both of Red Level.

He was preceded in death by his father, William Brandon Prestwood, and his mother, Minnie Ruth Griffin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice.


Freddie Lamar Parker 68, of Andalusia, departed this life Fri., Jan. 21, 2011, at his home in Andalusia.

Funeral services were held at Hayes Funeral Home Chapel on Mon., Jan. 24, with the Rev. Billy Boles officiating and burial following in the Evergreen Cemetery in Elba.

Survivors include his sons, John (Angie) Parker of Andalusia and Thurman (Amelia) Parker of Opp; daughters, Kelly Lynn (Danny) Mock of Opp, Dana (Ashley) Adams of Perry, Fla., and Kim (A.J.) Hoiles of Perry, Fla.; sisters, Patsy Goodson of Enterprise, Myra Kelley of Elba and Janice Hall of Enterprise; and 11 grandchildren.

Hayes Funeral Home of Elba is in charge of arrangements.