Obituaries for Thurs., Nov. 1

Published 3:06 am Thursday, November 1, 2018


Mrs. Frances J. Swinson, Age 81, previously a resident of Red Level, currently resided in Mobile, Ala., passed away surrounded by her loved ones on Mon., Oct. 29, 2018. She was everyone’s “Nanny.” She loved to cook, go to the races and watch her grandsons play football and baseball.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garland G. Swinson; her three beautiful daughters, Elizabeth, Belinda and Virginia Swinson; sister, Janie Hartley; and two grandsons, Richard L. Swinson and Shannon P. Swinson.

Mrs. Swinson is survived by her four children; Rachel (Lee) Reynolds of Mobile, Ala., Paul Swinson of McKenzie, Ala., Wayne Swinson of Red Level, and Richard (Tracy) Swinson of Irvington, Ala.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; other relatives and many friends.

Visitation and a graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, at the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in McKenzie, Ala.


William Earl (KIP) Pine, Jr.

William Earl (Kip) Pine, Jr., passed away suddenly on Sunday, October 28, 2018, at his beloved Josephine on the Alabama Gulf Coast. A 34-year resident of Huntsville, Dr. Pine was born in Jackson, Alabama, in 1947. He graduated from Andalusia High School and the University of Alabama where he was member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. In 1970, he graduated from the UAB School of Dentistry.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Loye Zeanah Pine; his three children, Bill Pine (Julie); David Pine (Joy); Rebekah Pine Parker (Garret); his grandchildren, Gavin Pine, Ella Kate Pine, Cece Pine, Storey Pine, Eden Pine, Hattie Jane Parker and Camille Parker (soon to arrive); and his sister, Mary Ann Gray.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Earl Pine, Sr. and Martha Cannady Pine.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Monte Sano United Methodist Church, 601 Monte Sano Blvd., Huntsville AL 35801 or the Perdido Beach Volunteer Fire Dept., 8450 Escambia Ave., Perdido Beach, AL 36530. As he requested, Kip Pine’s ashes will be spread in Perdido Bay, the place in this world that he loved the most. There he will be part of the bay and of our family’s lives forever.