Obituaries

Billie Smith
B: 1918-04-22
D: 2017-11-12
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Smith, Billie
Joseph Hill
B: 1930-05-18
D: 2017-11-08
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Hill, Joseph
Aaron Garlen
D: 2017-11-05
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Garlen, Aaron
Susan Porter
B: 1947-11-06
D: 2017-11-04
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Porter, Susan
Brooks Ashcraft
B: 1933-04-21
D: 2017-11-01
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Ashcraft, Brooks
Thomas Hensley
B: 1943-01-12
D: 2017-10-30
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Hensley, Thomas
Christine Smith
B: 1922-01-20
D: 2017-10-24
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Smith, Christine
Jimmy Appleton
B: 1943-02-23
D: 2017-10-24
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Appleton, Jimmy
Ruth McKay
B: 1951-05-28
D: 2017-10-13
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McKay, Ruth
Jomel Padilla
B: 1989-10-07
D: 2017-10-10
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Padilla, Jomel
Robert Harrison
B: 1935-06-07
D: 2017-10-06
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Harrison, Robert
William Mooney
B: 1927-07-20
D: 2017-10-05
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Mooney, William
Edward Woodall
B: 1951-08-04
D: 2017-09-28
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Woodall, Edward
Gabriel Spalding
B: 1973-10-21
D: 2017-09-21
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Spalding, Gabriel
John (Johnny) Sandlin
B: 1945-04-16
D: 2017-09-19
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Sandlin, John (Johnny)
Ruth Elmore
B: 1922-07-28
D: 2017-09-17
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Elmore, Ruth
James Huffstutler
B: 1926-01-14
D: 2017-09-15
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Huffstutler, James
Dorothea Patterson
B: 1932-07-26
D: 2017-09-04
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Patterson, Dorothea
Donald Robison
B: 1944-08-19
D: 2017-09-02
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Robison, Donald
Christine Roche
B: 1949-01-29
D: 2017-08-28
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Roche, Christine
Howard Allen
B: 1927-08-26
D: 2017-08-23
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Allen, Howard

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James Birdsong

The story of Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home would not be complete without mentioning James Birdsong, the late funeral director and former manager. He came to Decatur on May 10, 1969, and was hired by John C. McBride at the funeral home, which was then known as Brown Service Funeral Home. Before his death in 2010, he lovingly served the Decatur community more than four decades.

Click here to read more about Mr. Birdson in this newspaper article by Paul Huggins of The Decatur Daily. You may also click here to view Mr. Birdsong's obituary.

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