Bill Brasher, 75, died after an extended illness on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. Bill was born in Shelby County Alabama on October 24. 1940. He attended Anniston High School until 1958, served in The United States Marine Corps until 1963, and was a Mason. He was an avid outdoors man, antique car and gun enthusiast, and owned several small businesses throughout the years in Montgomery including Judy's Restaurant and American Heritage Realty. He retired as co-owner and senior real property appraiser at Monarch Appraisal Services, LLC, in Montgomery in 2009.
Bill is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Judy Lane Brasher, mother, Delle Brasher, father, William Brasher Sr, sister Phyllis O'Beirne, brothers in law Johnny Butler and Wilford Lane, and his dear friends Ken Harris and Mickey Thorn. He is survived by his daughter Kimberly Crowe(Michael) of Somerset, KY, daughter Kelly Brasher of Atlanta, daughter Karen Diehl(Erich)of Helena, grand daughter Carolyn Diehl, grand son Christopher Diehl, step grand daughter Ashley Barnes(Chris), Mother in law Gertrude Lane, brother Jim Brasher(Linda), brother in law Ken O'Beirne, sisters in law Amy Lane and Hilda Butler, and several beloved nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, in laws and many friends.
Honorary pall bearers include Lee Kane, Richard Lynch, Larry Payne, Jim Sizemore, Gerald Livingston, Jim Cofer, and Brett Blissitte. There will be a short graveside service at Antioch Baptist Church in Eastaboga at 11AM on Saturday, July 9, 2016 with Bill Caudill officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the charity of your choice
Louie Edmond Sutherlin
Louie Edmond Sutherlin, 91, passed away Tuesday May 17, 2016. Mr. Sutherlin is preceded in death by his parents, Louie E. Sutherlin Sr. and Anna Bell Sutherlin; his daughter, Grace "Cissy" Elizabeth Carnes; and stepson, Randall Curtis Crockett. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Crockett, of Bynum; son, Louie "Mac" Sutherlin (Janice), of Eastaboga; step-children, David (Sue) Crockett, Chattanooga, Tenn., Beth Crockett, of Norcross, Ga., Stanley Crockett, of Bynum; grandchildren, Jason (Deana) Sutherlin, Joseph Sutherlin, Grace (Matt) Ogle and Megan (Landon) Holley; step-grandchildren, David Crockett Jr., Matthew Crockett, Nathan Crockett, Lindsey (Mike) Olsin, Paige (John) Reinhard, Maggie Estrada, Heather (Johnny) Glynn, Eric Ludecke; seven great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and special friends, Karen Crockett, Howard and Helen Goodwin. Louie grew up in Gadsden, Ala. and had lived in the Anniston area since 1950. He attended Snead College, Jacksonville State University, and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. He was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, the Retired Officers Club-Fort McClellan and the Anniston Quarterback Club. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific in WWII and then the Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve and Army Reserve for forty years. He retired from Anniston Army Depot after thirty years of service. A memorial service will be announced at a later date to be held at Grace Episcopal Church. www.millerfuneralhomeoxford.com Miller Funeral Home & Crematory Oxford, AL (256) 831-4611 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/annistonstar/obituary.aspx?n=louie-edmond-sutherlin&pid=180032365&eid=sp_shareobit#sthash.UqARcBpW.dpuf
Funeral service for Mr. Wilford Jones Lane will be 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015, at St. Michael's and all Angels with Minster Ryan Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Alabama National Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the church. Mr. Lane passed away Thursday at RMC. Survivors include his wife, Amy Lane; children, Joshua Jones Lane (Jennifer), John Roberts Lane (Neren) and Emily Brown (Jason); grandchildren, Sarah Lane, Joseph Lane, Brittney Brown and Krystal Brown; mother, Gertrude Lane and sister, Hilda Lane Butler. Mr. Lane is preceded in death by his father, Ernest Lane; sister, Judy Lane Brasher. Pallbearers will be Jason Brown, Bobby McDowell, James J. Taylor, Robert Moore, Declan Foy, Hank Leucken. Honorary pallbearers will be the Calhoun-Cleburne Bar Association and the Alabama Elks. Mr. Lane graduated from Oxford High School, Jacksonville State University and Birmingham School of Law. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran. Mr. Lane has been a member of the Calhoun-Cleburne Bar Association since 1978. He was the current president of the Alabama Elks Association and past Exalted Ruler of Anniston Elks Lodge No. 189. He was also a life member of the Bynum American Legion Post No. 155, the VFW and the Moose Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anniston Elks Lodge Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 817, Anniston, AL 36202. Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/annistonstar/obituary.aspx?n=wilford-jones-lane&pid=174446894&fhid=6249#sthash.DIaNAvZA.dpuf
Wallace Williams passed away August 19th after a short illness. Wallace was 65 years old and is survived by his wife Wanda Williams, a son Christopher Williams and wife Sherry, grandsons Jake and Justin Williams, granddaughter Chloe Williams and sister Theresa Kelley. He was preceded in death by his son Todd Williams and parents A.H. and Bertha Willaims.
Wallace retired from AAD after 37 years. He was a Vietnam veteran and a true Bynum Kid.
Bynum in the 1940s, 50s and 60s was an unintentional experiment of an entire community rearing its children. There were no rich or poor people in Bynum; our fathers all worked at the Depot and our mothers focused on motherhood. We lived in similar housing, drove similar cars, shared experiences and even shared families.
That Bynum is gone now. The houses have been torn down, the school is closed, one of the churches is up for sale, the neighborhood market is gone, and you cannot even get into our old living area without a government pass. People are disappearing, too; our parents and some of the Bynum Kids are leaving us much too quickly.
This website is dedicated to rebuilding the Bynum of our childhood using our collective memories and memorabilia before we all fade away. We have lived out our adult lives scattered to the four winds and now it is time to reconnect with each other to remember the past that defined us.
Nowadays, children do not have the option to roam the neighborhoods and skate and bike as we did. There is much danger lurking and it is a loss of freedom for children. We never heard of child abductors (if the truth were to be told, they would have brought us home almost immediately). We left the house after breakfast and only came in to get water and then went back out. We came in reluctantly at dark when supper was ready. Our parents didnít worry about us, because all the parents worried about all of us and watched us. It was a way of life that is completely gone now. Neighbors donít know neighbors any more. We stay behind locked doors with air conditioning and never meet the neighbors. Children do not want to leave the computers and video games.
We have lost so much of community living and the sad thing is that community living will not be back as it was in the mellow times of the 1950s. The apartments at Bynum have been torn down for many years now. There is still a depot where they refit tanks but also now they burn nerve gas there in the Westinghouse plant. Everything we knew as a child is gone up in smoke, not to be seen again.
Gary Canant, Mr. Walker as Santa, and who is the girl? Gail Kinsaul Ford and Shelia Slaten Crump have voted that they think the little girl with you and Santa Walker is Linda Wolfe
Mystery Solved by Kay Melton Heimmer
Actually, I am the one on Santa's other knee. I can still remember two things associated with that night: (1.) How that big, bushy-bearded, loud man was rather scary, and (2.) How much I wanted one of the presents they were giving to the kids after they talked to Santa. I decided the present was worth the risk! (I think I received a coloring book and crayons - such a thrill then!)