Joan Bradford Nov. 26, 1943-Feb. 21, 2015 Joan Bradford, age 71, of Trussville, AL passed away on Saturday February 21, 2015. She was a former resident of McCalla, AL and Panama City Beach, FL Joan graduated from Winfield High School in 1961. She was a member of St. Andrews Baptist Church of Panama City Beach, FL and former member of Huffman Baptist and Tannehill Valley Baptist Church. She was a member of the American Legion Post 171 for 37 years, 40/8 LeFemnen and the Red Hat Society of Pinnacle Point. She worked as manager for Department of Human Resources collection at Altec Inc. and later became the manager of Department of Collections. She retired from Altec after 29 years of service. Joan is survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Scott Bradford; daughter, Cynthia Bowers (Joseph); mother, Eardeal Couch; sisters, Nancy Long (Roy) and Jean Eads (Bobby); grandchildren, Scott Bowers and Maggie Bowers. She was preceded in death by her father, Presley “Red” Couch and grandson, Will Bowers. Visitation will be on Wednesday February 25th at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Jefferson Memorial Chapel at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25th with burial immediately following at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Minister James Long is officiating.
Margaret Caldwell McMillan Black, age 90, passed away February 15, 2015. She is survived by her children, Phillip (Diane) McMillan of Harpersville, Alabama, Cathy Hillegas of Roswell, Georgia, and Alan (Beth) McMillan of Pelham, Alabama, 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Margaret was born on March 15, 1924 in Adamsville, Alabama to Henry and Jeanette Caldwell, and is preceded in death by her siblings Paul Caldwell, James Caldwell, Elizabeth Short, Dutch White, Sara Nowlin, her husband James McMillan, second husband Mancy Black, and son-in-law Bob Hillegas. She lived most of her life in Adamsville, Alabama and Forestdale, Alabama and the last several years at Galleria Woods Retirement complex in Hoover, Alabama. She was a member of Westwood Baptist Church. Her service will be held at Bells Funeral Home, 2077 Pratt Hwy, Birmingham, Alabama 35214 at 1 pm on Thursday, February 19, 2015, with visitation before the service at 11:30. Burial will be immediately following the service at Midway Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name to the Benevolence Fund of Westwood Baptist Church, 2349 Forestdale Boulevard, Birmingham, Alabama 35214.