Obituaries for Wed., July 17

Published 10:10 am Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Mr. Brian Scott Dantzler, 45, died on Mon., July 15, 2019.

The funeral service will be Wed., July 17, 2019, at 3 p.m., at Danielville Baptist Church with Brother Clay Crum and Brother Larry Johnson officiating and Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow at Danielville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service.

Mr. Dantzler was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hudson and Mr. and Mrs. Finis Dantzler; father-in-law, Jim Goodwin and great-nephew,

Carter Zane Smith.

He is survived by his wife, Kelly Dantzler; children, Micheal Dantzler, Andrew

Dantzler, Dillan Stanley and their mother, Jenny Dantzler, Drew Chandler, Sara Beth

Tollison (Austin), Hampton King and Brock King; mother, Louise Hudson Vaughn; father, Vernon Dantzler (Phyllis); mother-in-law, Sara Rexroad; brothers, Adam

Dantzler (Amber), Shane Vaughn (Sandra), Rusty Whittle (Deb), Shane Rexroad

(Krista) and Gabe Langford (Kortney); sisters, Kelley Stinson (Mike) and Amellia

Hattaway (Matt) nieces, Faith Kirby (Briar), Courtney Smith (Aaron), Whitney

Turvin (Zack), Kaylee and Lindsey Vaughn, Abrianna, Dalayna, Joel and Ayden

Burt and Britni an Haden Rexroad; great-nephews, Caiden Smith and Easton Kirby.

Pallbearers will be Dillan Stanley, Larry Johnson, Shane Vaughn, Austin Norris,

Joey Williams, Steve Lee, Aaron Smith and Briar Kirby.

For online condolences, please visit www.dunklin



Lottie Marie Smith, with steadfast faith, passed peacefully from this life on July 13, 2019 surrounded by her loving family in Hoover, Alabama.

Born on Jan. 7, 1929, at her grandmother’s home in Rienzi, Miss., Lottie was the only child of Alma Gertrude and Leander David Massengill.

After losing her mother at eight years of age she was lovingly raised by her father and a very special aunt, Verder Massengill and uncle, Ed Massengill. A graduate of Rienzi High School, Class of 1946, Lottie was valedictorian and a member of the girl’s basketball team.

After high school, she was employed as a telephone operator in Corinth, Ms. before working as a teller at The Security Bank leaving there to start a family in 1954.  Later, she worked for many years at Pittman Brothers Propane Gas Co. as a bookkeeper in addition to managing her household.

After retiring she stayed active with the Belle Bennett Circle at First United Methodist Church Corinth. Lottie also was a long-time volunteer at the Magnolia Regional Hospital Auxiliary where she worked in the gift shop and supported numerous activities including her favorite, a nursing scholarship program.

Lottie was truly a selfless person and a blessing to everyone she knew or met. A great cook and an excellent seamstress, she was generous with her time and many talents. Whether styling hair for patients at the local nursing home or helping co-workers with their tax returns, Lottie was always willing to help out where there was a need.  She especially loved vegetable gardening, growing flowers and settling in front of the TV for a college basketball game.

Lottie was deeply committed to her church, First United Methodist Church of Corinth, where she had been a member since 1949.  She relocated from Corinth, MS in February 2014 to Birmingham, Alabama to be closer to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After her move, she was adopted by The Church at Ross Bridge in Hoover, Ala.

Lottie was preceded in death by her mother and father, Leander and Alma Massengill and is survived by her sons Gary (Debbi) of Andalusia and Bob (Sandy) of Millbrook, Ala.; granddaughters Ashley Bruner (Scott), Kalli Delaney (Andrew) and Carrie Sivaraman (Boopathy) all of Birmingham; great grandchildren Gates Bruner, Collins Bruner, Smith Bruner, Mary Charles Delaney, Betsy Delaney, Cate Delaney and Madhuri Marie Sivaraman.

Services will be held Thurs., July 18, at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home, 2701 John Hawkins Parkway in Hoover, AL. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m., and Memorial Service at 2 p.m., Rev. Nathan Carden and Rev. John Mount officiating. A second service on Fri., July 19, at First United Methodist Church Chapel in Corinth, Miss. Visitation beginning at 1 p.m., and the Memorial Service at 2 p.m.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to one of the following:

First United Methodist Church of Corinth, Mississippi

901 N Fillmore Street, Corinth, MS 38834

The Church at Ross Bridge in Hoover, Alabama

2101 Grand Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35226