FAR TOO MANY OF OUR CLASSMATES HAVE LEFT THIS WORLD MUCH TOO SOON.  THEIR MEMORIES WILL LIVE ON AND ON, THEY WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN.

We desire to honor the memory of our classmates that have passed away so early in life.  We believe the information shown below to be accurate.  If you have any additional information pertaining to the below listed classsmates, please go the "Contact Us" tab and send the information.  If you have information about deceased classmates not listed below, please enter it at "Add a Memorial".

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Paul Maniscalco

May 24th, 1950 - January 10th, 2016

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5-24-1950 - 1-10-2016 Paul Joseph Maniscalco Sr. of Birmingham, AL born May 24, 1950 passed peacefully to be with our Lord on January 10, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents Catherine (Russo) and Angelo Maniscalco and is survived by his wife of 40 years Nena (Madonia) and three sons Michael, Paul Jr., John (Leslie) and grandson John Joseph. He is also survived by his siblings Lorine Lorino of Cleveland TN, Josephine McClure (Tommy), Carol Richards (Duff) and by many cousins, nieces and nephews. Paul served in the Marines, owned and operated A&C Grocery, Paul's Deli, and for the past 21 years worked at Central Paper Co. Additionally, he was an integral part of Dance South Studio for 26 years. To know Paul was to love Paul; he never met a stranger and could entertain anyone with a great story. His kindness and warm hearted spirit touched the lives of many people. Paul loved his family and friends and will be greatly missed by all. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 9:00AM with a service immediately following at 11:00AM at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, 7340 Cahaba Valley Rd, Birmingham AL 35242. 

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Paul Allen

February 10th, 1951 - February 11th, 2012


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Steve Badham


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From dana kay on October 6th, 2010
STEVE WAS MARRIED TO A GIRL NAMED JANET< I BELIEVE. HE WOULD LOOK AT NO ONE ELSE>HIS BROTHER IS A DENTIST IN B'HAM>THE NAME IS GLEN BADHAM>I THINK IT WAS A GARAGE DOOR ACCIDENT< BUT I'M not SURE. STEVE WAS VERY HANDSOME AND ATTENDED A WORK PROGRAM AT BERRY PREPARING FOR WORKING IN THE REAL WORLD. LOVE TO STEVE BADHAM.....THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES.....             
 

Richard "Ricky" Black

July 13th, 1951 - February 5th, 2018

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Richard Allen Black, age 66 of Birmingham, passed away on February 5, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Black, and Frances Ware. He is survived by his wife Susan Black; his brothers David and Mike Black; his sons Robert and Ryan Black; and his 5 grandchildren Tyler, Kate Ryan, Samuel, Kadence, and Sara Rose Black. Richard graduated from Auburn University in 1973 where he was a distinguished military student. He was commissioned to Second Lieutenant US Regular Army, Comandants List Infantry Officer Basic Course, with a US parachutest badge. Richard was stationed in Ft. Huachuca AZ, Army Communications Command, Commanded Ft. Huachuca Salute Battery, Company B Troop Command, HHC Troop Command. Platoon Commander for Honor Guard President Gerald Ford USA. He also received the Luis Echeverria Alvarez Mexico National Defense Service Medal, the Meritorias Service Medal. He served as area specialist officer 20th Special Forces Group Airborn, promoted to Captain and served as HHC Company Commander 20th Special Forces Group Airborn through 1980. Richard was co-owner and owner of G.T. Higginbotham Company Inc since 1977. The family will receive friends on Friday February 9 from 9-10am at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with a memorial service following at 10:00 a.m.
Published in The Birmingham News on Feb. 9, 2018
 

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Chris Blake


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From DANA KAY on October 6th, 2010
CHRISTOPHER LEE BLAKE WOULD ATTEND ALL THE FOOTBALL GAMES.My MOM LIKED TO SEE HIM THERE> HE HAD SCHOOL SPIRIT>HE WAS AN ARTIST< BEST I REMEMBER....                        BLESS CHRIS.......
 
From Beth Brady on April 14th, 2010

We were sandbox buddies.  Chris was one of the most
talented, and sometimes tortured, souls I've ever known.  We
lost an extraordinary human being when we lost Chris.  He
was truly one of the good guys.

 

Martha Brown


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From Beth Brady on April 15th, 2010
Martha and I double-dated in high school, but I really got to know
her in the mid-70's when she dated and later married one of my
close friends.  Martha was a terrific writer, and I still make her
crab dip recipe on a regular basis.  She was one of those people who was so multi-talented.  If you were her friend, you were  friends to the end.
 
From Anne Griswold/Martin on March 16th, 2010
    I got to know Martha through PE in our senoir year. I really enjoyed our friendship, but lost track after graduation.  She was a really sweet person.
 
From mary kay Hyche on February 18th, 2010
I got reaquainted with Martha just a few years before she passed away. She inspired me to reach deep into my own healing work without fear. She was a true sister.
 

Becky Nix (Cannon)

March 23rd, 1951 - March 16th, 2012


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From Gail Nardiello on May 14th, 2018
Thank you, Becky, for being a supportive, non-judgemental friend.  I hope you had a good life!
 

Harold Cannon

- - May 24th, 1998


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From steve mobley on January 27th, 2016
Harold was my friend. We went through a lot in football at Berry. If you weren't there, don't ask. He was always good to younger guys.
 
 
From Jenny King on March 13th, 2010
Becky when I heard of your loss my heart went out to you and your family. Your man got called home much too early. I look forward to seeing you at the reunion and remembering our "adventures". Harold will walk those hallowed halls with us...with that infectious smile.
 
From Bob Bridwell on March 2nd, 2010
I met Harold in the 4th grade at Bluff Park Elementary.  Harold was always a character, like his Dad.  I'll always remember him as a major part of the 1968 Little Orange.
 
From Becky Cannon on February 27th, 2010
Harold was a great husband and father.  He is missed each and every day.  I was fortunate to have had him in my life.
 

Lynn Carnathan


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Raymond Crisson


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From Vernon Fritz on April 10th, 2010
Sleep well my friend.
 

Jim Daly


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From Pete Lanier on March 21st, 2012
I met Jimmy in 1960 after my family moved to Bluff Park. We lived on the same street, Park Terrace, along with The Bobos, Creels, Mortons, Crumps, DeLapps, Bonds, Bushs, Surles, Crows, Watsons, Woodwards, Camps, Howells, Hillhouse, Brandinos, Sides, Templetons, Jones and some more....
We would play football in our backyards, army games, ride bicycles, etc. Jimmy was there a lot of the times. He lost his mother to cancer during those years. Must have been very hard on him. He seemed to me to be somewhat quiet, funloving, polite, wanting to belong. It's so sad to have any of our classmates leave us.
 
From Jimmy Cooper on April 8th, 2010
Jimmy could kick a football forever but the thing I remember, he was a roady for The Odds n Ends when we traveled to Ozark to play gigs our senior year.
 
From Bob Bridwell on March 2nd, 2010
Jimmy was in our 4th grade class at Bluff Park.  We played YMCA football together and Jimmy was our star running back. Jimmy kicked several PATs and field goals that made our 1968 season at Berry.  I wish I knew what happened to him.
 

Mike Donze

- - December 18th, 2004


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From Winston Way Jr on March 12th, 2016
Mike became my friend in college. We met during our common struggle to survive German language class, and we dated two girls from Marshall county who were sorority sisters and roommates. Mike married his sweetheart, Martha Dyar, a really sweet girl. They had twins,Ellen and Michael Jr, who he would have really been proud of. Mike was the real thing-- good natured,helpful and always ready for a laugh. My mom and dad loved him. Sorry I was not there for his family when he passed. I know he is missed.
 
From DANA KAY on October 6th, 2010
HE HAD A GIRLFRIEND; WASN'T her NAME CAROL BAYLISS?-HOW THAT TIDBIT OF INFORMATION POPPED INTO MY HEAD, I'LL NEVER KNOW.HE WAS A NICE KIND PERSON.HE HAD NICE MANNERS AND WOULD OPEN DOORS  FOR PEOPLE, JUST TO EMPHASIZE THE FACT THAT HE WAS MANNERLY .HE ATTENDED THE FOOTBALL GAMES: HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN PLAYING IN THEM, IF HE WASN'T....A GOOD FRIEND. WHAT HAPPENED TO CAROL BAYLISS? _ADIEU>FRIEND>
 
From Cathy Eddings Storey on March 26th, 2010
I am stunned to hear about Mike. We grew up living around the corner from each other and use to play neghborhood kickball when we both went to Buff Park Elementary. I hope you had a great life, Mike, and that your passing was easy.
 
From Ron Parker on March 16th, 2010
I did not know Mike had passed, I was so hoping to see him at the reunion. Mike played bass with David Burford, Donnie Dobbins and myself in high school. Great memories during our high school years.
 
From Jimmy Cooper on February 24th, 2010
My dear wife works for the doctor's at UAB and Kirklin Clinic that treated Mike in his fight with cancer. He is missed by many.
 

Deborah Emery

January 24th, 1951 - 2013

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From Jimmy Cooper on August 1st, 2014
Shocked to hear about Emery. She stole the show at the 41st showing up Friday night lights out in her look she had. When we were playing, Benje Burford asked me who is that?  When I told him he could not get over it. She was a fun person to be around always with a smile.
 

Elaine Lawhon (Friel)

October 25th, 1951 - January 7th, 2012

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FRIEL, ELAINE LAWHON Elaine Lawhon Friel, 60, passed away after a brief illness on January 7, 2012. Elaine was born October 25, 1951 in Birmingham, AL and grew up in the College Hills area, near Birmingham Southern. She attended McCoy United Methodist Church where her mother directed the children's choirs for many years. After the family moved to Vestavia Hills, Elaine attended W.A. Berry High School, graduating in 1969. Elaine graduated in 1973 from Auburn University with a B.S. degree in Early Childhood Development. While at Auburn, she was a member of the university's first women's varsity tennis team. Elaine was employed as a social worker with the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources, Traveler's Aid, and, for the last 22 years, with Children's Aid Society serving as the Information Technology Coordinator. She served as President of the Bluff Park Elementary PTO during the school's 75th Anniversary Celebration. Elaine was also a past-chairman of the Administrative Board of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. She loved traveling, photography, computer technology, and attending Auburn sporting events with her family and friends. She will be remembered by all those who knew her as a generous and gracious Auburn Lady, a strong leader who made everyone feel welcome and part of the group, with the ability to make lifelong friendships. Elaine was preceded in death by her father, W. Coleman Lawhon. She is survived by her mother, Fay Prater Lawhon, loving husband of 37 years, William E. Friel, II; son, Ryan C. Friel and his wife, Andi. Services will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 3pm in the sanctuary of Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church with visitation before the service from 1pm to 3pm. Burial to follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham, AL. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to Children's Aid Society, 181 W. Valley Avenue, Homewood, AL 35209 or to Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church, 2061 Kentucky Avenue, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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Connie Gaultney

- - December 20th, 1995


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Bill Gresham

September 17th, 1950 - September 14th, 2012

 

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Patti Guillot

February 12th, 1951 - February 10th, 2014

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PATRICIA ANN GUILLOT was born February 12, 1951 in Dothan, Alabama to Robert Miller Guillot and his wife Patty Shirley Guillot. She grew up in Vestavia, attended Berry High School and then graduated from the University of Alabama where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She received a degree in Merchandising. She died peacefully in her sleep on February 10, 2013 at her home in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is survived by her brother Robert (Bobby) Guillot and his wife, Kazuko Minokami and her sister Lynne Guillot-Marquet and her husband Jean-Pierre Marquet all of Brooklyn, NY. She will be greatly missed by her beloved nephews Wiley Guillot, Etienne Guillot-Marquet and Charles Guillot- Marquet. Her extended Shirley Family had a special place in her heart. She will also be greatly missed by her friend, Ron Stratton, and her many lifelong friends. Patti worked as a buyer for Richs, Parisians, Steinmart and Goody s. Patti enjoyed genealogy and being with all of her cousins. She loved family stories and was thrilled to become a member of the General Sumter Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. She also worked diligently on the fundraisers each year for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and her creativity with the decorations was greatly admired. A celebration of Patti's life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at First United Methodist Church, 415 N. Seminary Street, Florence, Alabama. Graveside immediately following at Florence City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; 355 Trace Lane, Knoxville, TN 37919 or General Sumter Chapter DAR; c/o 2356 River Grand Drive, Birmingham, AL 35243. - See more at: http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?pid=170159219#sthash.baj8xEKP.dpuf

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From Tim Shirley on February 17th, 2016
PA is one of my first cousins, her mother Patty is my father's sister. 

I was very fortunate to have her as a close friend. During our later years, we were able to spent a lot of time together, traveling and visiting family members. She would come down to Eufaula during holidays and stay with us but being unable to put her work down - she would always inspect our local Goody's store and rearrange their displays for them. It had to be her way.

During one of our road trips, we were discussing headstones and epitaphs. I came to the conclusion that her's should read "It was all about Me". I almost had that put on her stone.

It's been two years this past February that she pasted and we still miss her greatly. She actually died 5 days after my Father, Ray Shirley. My brother Mitch stated in her eulogy that he liked to think of them walking together into heaven.

I love her dearly and miss her daily.
 

Ron Hardwick


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From James Knight on October 27th, 2013
I did not know Ron well in High School but we both ended up living in New Orleans at the same time.He was a talented artist and Interior Designer and at the time quite well know in the city.I believe he died in the mid to late 80's but I am not sure of the cause - RIP
 

Don Hazen

- - June 9th, 1969


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Jennifer King (Hillman)

January 8th, 1951 - September 20th, 2015

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Jennifer King Hillman
January 8, 1951- September 20, 2015.
Jennifer, age 64, of McCalla, Alabama, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2015.  Jennifer retired as a Supervising Social Worker with the State of Alabama after 25 years.  She made kindred, lifelong friends with everyone she met.  Her optimism and joy for life will be missed by all.  Her survivors include her daughter, Sarah Whitman (Shawn); grandson, Hunter Whitman and brothers, Don King (Jan), Al King (Ann) and Gerald King (Marynet).  A visitation will be 10-11 a.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Hoover First United Methodist Church with a Memorial Service to follow at the Church.  Charter Funeral Home
 

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Harry "Butch" Lauderdale

December 16th, 1951 - May 13th, 2016

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Dec 16,1951-May 13, 2016 Lauderdale, Harry Akin Jr. 64, known by all as Butch, of Hoover went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2016. Butch was born on December 16, 1951 to Harry Akin Lauderdale and Frances Rains Lauderdale in Nashville, Tennessee. Butch is survived by his devoted wife of 30 years, Donna J. Lauderdale; his sister and brother-in-law Kathy Lauderdale Fitzpatrick and Raymond P. Fitzpatrick, Jr.; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law Michael H. Johnson and Tandra K. Johnson; his nephews Raymond P. Fitzpatrick, III (Meredith) and Matthew C. Fitzpatrick; his nieces Susan F. Beard (Blake), Mollye E. Fitzpatrick, and Charlotte Ann Adams. Butch attended Berry High School, the University of Alabama, and served in the National Guard. He was an avid sports fan, but most of all he loved Alabama football and bass fishing. He enjoyed serving with local fishing clubs, as well as the BASS and FLW. Butch leaves behind many close friends and loved ones including his Chi Phi fraternity brothers, the Double Oak Bass club members and other fishing buddies, friends at Southland Tube Inc., and friends and colleagues from his real estate endeavors. A special word of thanks is offered for all of the prayers, loving support, and acts of kindness through this difficult time. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, June 25, 2016, 4:00pm at the First Baptist Church of Hoover in the fellowship hall. First Baptist Church of Hoover 2025 Patton Chapel Road Hoover, AL 35216 -

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Marianne Howell (Lee)

January 14th, 1951 - April 12th, 2015

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Tracie Lee


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From Francie Lynch Mooney on March 4th, 2010
Tracie was one of my dearest friends at Berry
A whiz at math, not only was she my friend, but my tutor in Algebra and Geometry  I always told Tracie she earned two diplomas from Berry  - We lost touch over the years but reconnected when she was working in Atlanta in the late 80's - How we laughed and laughed the afternoon we met to reminisce!  Tracie returned to Birmingham and as life got in the way, we lost touch again  
Tracie was a wonderful friend with a huge heart and great sense of humor
While I am so sad to hear she is gone, I have some fantastic memories of Tracie Erin Lee 
 
From Jimmy Ray on February 17th, 2010

Tracie was a good friend in High School.  Wish she was here.

 

Anita Leepard


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From Greg A on December 15th, 2014
I miss you Anita
 
From Thomas McInish on January 19th, 2011
I knew Anita and her family when we were both students at Berry. She was a wonderful person and I am saddened to learn that she is no longer with us.
 
From DANA KAY on October 6th, 2010
ANITA WENT TO MONTEVALLO LIKE A FEW OF US DID. HER GOOD FRIEND WAS SIDNEY PARKER.SHE WAS  INVOLVED WITH THE YOUNG REPUBLICAN PARTY.SHE wore BLUE JEANS TO CLASSES BEFORE US OTHER GIRLS DID.IT WAS NOT ALWAYS ALLOWED;THE DRESS CODE CHANGED.SHE GOT TO WEAR THOSE BECAUSE OF HER ARTHRITIS.SHE NONCHALANT WOULD BE A GOOD WORD TO DESCRIBE HER; SHE WAS aLWAYS STUDYING.EVERY NIGHT....I MISS HER SWEETNESS AND KINDNESS.I CAN SEE HER IN MY MIND'S EYE- WALKING,GOING TO CLASSES.ALWAYS HAD A BIG SMILE FOR PEOPLE> SHE WAS REAL EASY GOING. HER OTHER FRIENDS AT MONTEVALLO WERE MELIOUX CLOPTON AND LINDA WEATHERINGTON.THEY MIGHT HAVE LIVED NEXT DOOR TO EACH OTHER> WE HAD FUNN{IN THE MAIN DORM} SHE MADE BEING THERE VERY ENJOYABLE_ A LOVELY PERSON. I LIKED HER STRAWBERRY RED HAIR...SEE YOU>>>>>
 
From Beth Brady on April 15th, 2010
After college, Anita and I lived next door to each other on
Southside.  Our apartment decks abutted.  In the evenings,
when the weather was warm, we would drink beer, sit on our decks and solve the problems of the world.  Anita had an
incredible inner peace.  She left us far too soon.
 
From mary kay Hyche on February 18th, 2010
I did not know that Anita was gone. I had known Anita since childhood. She was a good friend and a great band buddy. We had a lot of fun on trips, during hours and hours of band practice and band contests. We had a special bond because we both lost our mothers while we were in high school.
 

Ted Lowry


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From Andy Openshaw on April 7th, 2010
Ted was a cool guy. He was a quiet and humble guy but played a mean horn. My best memory of Ted was a group of us hanging around his house on a Saturday morning watching Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Our lives crossed paths after high school and I was really saddened when we lost him.
 

Rickey Martin

March 24th, 1951 - April 2nd, 2007


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From Debbie Russell Grebel on April 21st, 2016
I didn't know Rickey in high school, but I knew Debbe's sisters. I was in class of 1971. My husband and I own a dance studio in Pelham. We have presented The Nutcracker every year in Pelham since 2005. Rickey, and his wife Debbe, were instrumental in getting our first performances going. Rickey was "the wind beneath the wings" of the Mother Ginger character who was rolled out in a huge skirt with little children running out from under it. Debbe helped us to get our first Mother Ginger, Mayor Bobby Hayes and the tradition of city administrators lives on to this day. I will never forget how funny and kind Rickey always was. We will always remember him and miss him!
 

Bobby McLemore

June 19th, 1951 - January 19th, 2013

Robert Carl McLemore II age 61 of Birmingham passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2013. Bobby was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. 

He is survived by his wife Kathy McLemore, his daughter Ryan Hendricks, son Trey McLemore, two grandchildren Grey Hendricks and Lake Hendricks, brother Michael McLemore, and sister Michele Blevins. 

 

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From Jimmy Cooper on February 8th, 2013
 Bobby and I were fraternity brothers in High School not college , imagine that. He was a great guy to be around. At his service there were a lot of faces from the past and he was loved by many.......Will miss ya Bobby.
 

Trish McPherson

November 7th, 1951 - May 18th, 1972


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From Ken Glass on March 4th, 2011
I met Trish when I was 16 and she was 14. She brought me out of my shell and was the first person to call me Ken instead of Kenny. We played doubles tennis at the old Phillips High tennis courts and she was an awesome player. She was a beautiful person and I miss her to this day.
 
From Beth Brady on April 14th, 2010

Trish was my roommate and best friend for three years at Auburn.
We called each other "Room", and I still miss her everyday. 
Everyone knew she was beautiful on the outside, but she was
also gorgeous on the inside.  Only a few of us lucky folks knew
how smart Trish was. 

On the day she was buried, the ATO's at Birmingham-Southern
College all wore black armbands in her memory.  There was no
connection to her.  They just liked to watch her on TV when
she marched with the Auburn band.

 
From Teena (Dobbs) Newman on March 17th, 2010
What a great gal!  Everyone liked her.  I was proud to be her friend.  After we all graduated, she was the first classmate, to my knowledge, that tradgically died.  She was a real star at Auburn and had a great future ahead of her.   
 
From mary kay Hyche on February 18th, 2010
All platinum with a heart of gold! Still miss you Trish.
 

David Moore

May 14th, 1951 - November 23rd, 2015

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David McGilvary Moore
May 14, 1951 – November 23, 2015
Funeral services for David McGilvary Moore, 64, of Cullman will be held on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 2 p.m. at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel; with interment with military honors in Garden City Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday from noon to 2 p.m.
Hanceville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Moore passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 at his residence.  He is survived by three children, Heather Moore, Wendy Moore and Chad Moore; grandchildren, Joshua Koch, Gabby Koch and Jacob Koch and two brothers, Joe Moore and Mike Moore.
 
 

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From Frank Bush on June 2nd, 2018
I only knew David at Berry H.S. as being this great big guy on the football team. We met in college and hit it off immediately. We were roommates for several semesters. I graduated one year before he did and went into the Army for 22 years. I was in his wedding to Lynda. He followed into the Army for 7 years and then got out. He was always a great guy to be around. I knew his wife Lynda, his parents, his grandmother and his two brothers (Mike and Joe).   Hoooah Big Dave!!!! 
 

Patrick Murphree

April 26th, 1951 - September 27th, 2015

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Patrick William Murphree
1951-2015
Patrick William Murphree, 64, born April 26, 1951 in Birmingham, Alabama, went home to be with the Lord on September 27, 2015. He is preceded in death by his mother, Lonnie Murphree and his father, Leith Murphree. His spirit and memory are carried on by his wife, Lynn Cook Murphree of The Woodlands, Texas, two daughters, Courtney Murphree of Dallas, Texas, and Brittany Murphree of Hollywood, California, as well as his step-son, Carter Cook of The Woodlands, Texas.  Patrick was a very giving and gracious man.  His quiet charm and quick wit will be missed by many who knew him.
 

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Barbara Newton

April 13th, 1951 - February 4th, 2014

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Barbara Katherine Newton of Chattanooga, TN passed away February 4, 2014 due to pulmonary fibrosis.  She was a graduate of Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine and was owner of the Brainerd Hills Veterinary Hospital in Chattanooga.  She was also owner of Dragon DReams Museum, Chattanooga.

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From Tommy Davis on April 16th, 2017
Image She was my first Love back in 1969.  I went to Leeds High at that time.  Yes we did go dancing at the Armory in the Eastwood Mall area, which Her favorite band played.  Remembered she was in the acting arts in her later high school at Berry.   Kept in touch thru my Airforce days till she passed.  A great lost to me,  first time I have wrote anything since that time.  Her husband was a lucky fellow.  Visit her grave a few times after.. Miss her so much.  
 
From Jane Bilbe (Hallmon) on March 13th, 2010
I counted Linda as one of my closest friends at Berry.  She was sweet and very loyal to her friends.  I lost touch with so many people afterwards.  I believe that I am a better person for knowing Linda but "D**n",  I wish I could see her again.
 
From Myrna Gunn on March 7th, 2010
Linda was a good friend and a sweet soul who loved horses. The band Paul Revere and the Raiders comes to mind when I think of Linda also, because I remember that she loved that group.  I'm sure her joy for life carries over into spirit.
 
From Dianne Lanford Killian on March 7th, 2010

She was a special friend from first grade at Vestavia Elem. till we graduated. We had a blast on Prom night when she, Valerie Frazier and I and our dates went togather. She always had poor health. Cancer took her in her mid 30's. I wish you could be with us at the reunion.

 

Ed Pickett

October 28th, 1951 - July 22nd, 2010


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Bob Pollard


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From dana kay on October 19th, 2010
bob pollard came to berry from jacksonville,fla. the same year that debby billingsley [grayson] did; they were friends. he was very intelligent, kind and nice. it was like a rainbow to see him every day.      thank you to his parents ;i hope he got to use those smarts of his.it wasa pleasure to know him.--------dana kay.
 
From DANA KAY on October 6th, 2010
BOB CAME TO B'HAM. VIA JACKSONVILLE,FLORIDA. HE WAS EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT. DEBBY BILLINGSLEY{GRAYSON} WAS IN SCHOOL WITH HIM THERE. HE SEEMED TO HAVE                                                       EVERYTHING ON THE BALL AND KNEW JUST WHAT HE WAS DOING.-DOES ANYONE KNOw WHERE HE WENT AFTER BERRY? HE TOOK HARD COURSES AT BERRY, WHICH SOME OF US WOULD NOT BEGIN TO ATTEMPT. THANK YOU. HE's ONE PERSON WHO I MISS.
 

Neverly Price


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Bill Randall


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From Mike Weeks on March 8th, 2010
In the words of Skeets (bagroom guy @ VCC) when talking to Bill:
                           "There goes Five by Five!"
Bill, I miss you also and think about everyday.
 
From keith echols on March 2nd, 2010
Bill Randall was the first friend I made when we moved to Vestavia in 1961. We are still best friends now and he is missed by many. He had the greatest sense of humor and one of the smartest guys in the world. We tooled around in his 64 Volvo sports car untill he got the 68 Firebird 400 and we zoomed. We drank beer and doubled dated for uncountable pasture parties at Lake Purdy on Friday nights. The girls did not always like it but Lordy it was fun. I miss his friendship and the times we spent together.
 

James Rosso

October 10th, 1951 - May 28th, 2012


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Bailey Santa Cruz

September 26th, 1951 - September 26th, 2008

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From Anne Griswold/Martin on March 16th, 2010
We had fun in Algebra our senior year with Mr. Snoddy.  He was a really nice guy.
 
From Jimmy Ray on February 17th, 2010
Bailey was a friend to everyone. 
 

Tommy Shell

July 30th, 1951 - July 22nd, 1979

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From james knight on October 27th, 2013
I lived down the street from Tommy on Stonehaven Road in Bluff Park.He was a neat guy... easy to like.Later we were at Jacksonville State together.
 
From dee kraszewski on September 20th, 2010
donna shell played racquette ball with mary heine;that's how some of us learned what happened to tommy.it was a jeep accident,as i recall.he was at jacksonville state university.        he was so sweet,kind and humerous. he must now be an angel. 
 
From B T on September 7th, 2010
REMEMBER THE LUNCHROOM TABLE WITH TOMMY SHELL AND JAY JACKSON AND PETER LINDSAY AND WHOEVER ELSE.WE MADE IT FUN.......LOVE TO TOMMY SHELL.......DBK         ALWAYS........BIUT
 

Diane Steiner

1951 - 1982


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Malcolm Stewart


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From Richard Warren on July 30th, 2014
I remember Malcolm, a very nice/smart guy, very quiet.
 

Mary Alise Vandergriff

July 11th, 1951 - April 14th, 2015

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Mary Alise Vandergriff arrived on earth prematurely in the early hours of July 11, 1951, weighing just 3 lbs and 8 ounces; she just couldn't wait to get here. The youngest of four children born to Mabel and I.A. (Vandy) Vandergriff, Alise was born in Columbia, TN and moved with her family to Atlanta, GA in 1952. She grew up in Cascade Baptist Church, and attended Cascade Elementary School, and Southwest High School. Another family move brought them to Birmingham, AL when she was in the 11th grade and she graduated from Berry High School in 1969. After studying interior design at Jeff State, she took off a few years to work as a nanny and then began a career in decorating, first at Rich's Department Store and later at Vandergriff Furniture. Alise always enjoyed helping people and went back to school to become a nurse. After 10 years at Brookwood Hospital, she became an oncology nurse at Kirklin Clinic where she worked until diagnosed with cancer herself in February 2015. A faithful christian, she attended several churches in the Birmingham area and was a member of Shades Mountain Baptist when she died prematurely on April 14, 2015. Predeceased by her father, I A Vandergriff, an infant brother, David Leigh, and her brother-in-law, Millard Darden, she is survived by her mother, Mabel J. Vandergriff; brother, Buford (Martha) Vandergriff (Covington, GA); sisters, Phyllis Darden (McDonough, GA) and Barbara Vandergriff; step-children Michelle, Michael, Robert, Raymond, Mary, Mark, Sara, John, and Hannah Smith. She is also survived by nephews David (Laura) Darden, Richard (Laura) Darden, Bill (Paige) Vandergriff, Michael (Alicia) Darden; niece Pam (Jeff) Pajerski; and their children: Kelsea (Lathan), Grant (Madanna), Jackson, Kourtney, Kailey, Payton, Sydney, Harlan, Lyndsey, Megan, Rowen, Briana, Olivia, AJ, Kenna, Bronwyn, Flynn, Imogen, greats: Ryleigh, Derek, and Brianna; along with a host of cousins and like-family friends and neighbors. A service of worship and a celebration of her life will be held at 12:00noon on Saturday April 18, 2015 at Southern Heritage Chapel, 475 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL, with visitation folllowing the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to Shades Mountain Baptist Church "Make Jesus Known" missions fund, 2017 Columbiana Rd, Vestavia, AL, 35216.

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Edd Wadley

- - July 27th, 2008


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From Steve Wadley on July 27th, 2012
No one ever had a better big brother!  I am  eternally greatful for his big heart and the wonderful connectedness we shared.
 
From Robert Hay on April 2nd, 2010
Truly one of the real nice giys of this world. I stayed in shape in HS pushing his jeepster around.  Always up for a good laugh - even up to the end.  "Hey Guy".
 
From Bob Bridwell on March 2nd, 2010
I remember shooting pool in Edd's basement and riding in his Jeepster.  Edd was a good friend.
 

Jimmy Weed

August 16th, 1950 - April 3rd, 1966


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From Frank Bush on June 2nd, 2018
Jimmy and I were in the same Cub Scout Den together for two years. I was one of the runts of the Den.  He was sort of a protector of a lot of us. Thank you Jimmy!!
 
 
From Lisa burgess on August 9th, 2015
Jimmy and I went to the State Fair  the year of his death.  His death still upsets me.  
 
From DANA KAY on October 6th, 2010
JIMMY WEED WAS VERY HANDSOME>HIS FATHER MUST HAVE BEEN TOO. HE HAD A SISTER NAMED SUSAN. WHAT BECAME OF HER?_HE WOULD SAY HELLO TO ME IN THE HALLS,AND I LIKED THAT. HE HUNG AROUND WITH MIKE RORIE AND JEFFREY REQUETT< THAT I REMEMBER.WHY DO GOOD, NICE people go [pass-on] so early?
 
From Beth Brady on April 15th, 2010
Such a tragic early loss!  Jim had such athletic talent and
ability, a nd a tremendous future ahead of him.  He always
had plenty of sense.  Our fifth grade teacher made us go
stand in the hall together a lot because we talked to much.
Imagine that!
 
From Teena (Dobbs) Newman on March 17th, 2010
I remember Jim and his tragic, sudden death, during football practice.  He was our first classmate to pass away.  It was sad not to share the remaining years and graduation with such nice young man.