Death Notices

Sharon Delores (Culpepper Milks
June 15, 1946 – January 25, 2021

Mrs. Sharon Delores (Culpepper) Milks, age 74, was escorted through the portals of Heaven and into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 25, 2021. Mrs. Milks was a kind and gentle person who loved the Lord, her family and her friends. She enjoyed spending time with her brother and sisters and all of her nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held on January 26th at the Hodge United Pentecostal Church with Bro. Jeff Stroud officiating. Interment followed at the Gayla Traina Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home.

Those left to cherish her memory are siblings, Jimmy Culpepper, Louise Roebuck and Carmen Harper and a host of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Al Milks; parents, Crawford W. & Hazel Golden (Guthrie) Culpepper; sister-in-law, Carolyn Culpepper; brothers-in-law, LeRoy Roebuck and Charles Harper.

Donald Choate Jr.
August 31, 1947 – January 18, 2021

Mr. Donald Choate Jr. of Castor, age 73, crossed through Heaven’s gate on Monday, January 18, 2021 after a period of declining health. Mr. Donald was a member of Briarwood Baptist Church. He taught school for over twenty years and retired from Saline High School. He loved Saline High School sports and kept track of the stats for the basketball team. He was a proud grandfather and great grandfather that enjoyed time visiting with his grandchildren and great grandchildren as often as he could.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Donald “Donnie” Ray Choate III of Saline, Marsha Cheatwood (Matt) of Saline; grandchildren, Austin Coats (Tara), Madison Sanford (Ty), Maci Cheatwood, Alexis Coats; great grandchildren, Westlynn Sanford, Wrenlee Sanford, Jameson Coats, Jackson Coats; brothers, Wayne Choate & Cheryl, Dennis Choate & Jerrie; sister, Jackie Reed & Archie. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Melinda Faye Coats; parents, Donald Ray, Sr. and Mary (Stevenson) Choate; sister, Mary Choate Perkins.

Friends may view on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Briarwood Baptist Church from 12:30pm until time of services. Funeral services were held on January 23, 2021 at Briarwood Baptist Church with Reverend Chase Burns officiating. Burial followed in the Strange Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home. Serving the family as pallbearers were Donnie Choate, Matt Cheatwood, Austin Coats, Mickey Hawkins, Archie Reed, Wayne Choate, Dennis Choate, Roger Blewer.

Angela “Angie” Costin
September 10, 1967 – January 18, 2021

Angela Renea “Angie” Costin, age 53, was escorted into heaven on Monday, January 18, 2020. Angie was a life-long resident of the Eros area and was a graduate of Chatham High School. She loved to hunt and and to go to NASCAR races at Talladega with her aunt. She had a big heart and was always willing to help anyone in need. Her family was everything to her and she loved spending time with them.

Funeral services were held at the Eros Pentecostal church on January 23, 2021 church with Reverend Ernest Twiner officiating. Interment followed in the Eros Cemetery under the direction of Southern-Edmonds Funeral Home of Jonesboro. Serving the family as pallbearers were Cody Tipton, Will Atkins, Dean, Mark London, Michael Rowlan, Joe Spillers.

Those left to cherish Angie’s memory are her children, Nicole Atkins & Jerred, Perry Ray Hightower & Stacey; grandchildren, Will Atkins, Kadi Atkins, Parker Hightower, Paisley Hightower; brother, Brian Costin & Amy; special nieces, Nicolette Chavers, Brianna Costin; a host of cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin Lee & Jerry Ruth (Alford) Costin.

James Morgan “Jimmie” Pepper Jr.
January 2, 1948 – January 17, 2021

Jimmy Pepper, age 73 of Weston, died January 17, 2021 following a brief illness. Jimmy was a life-long resident of the Weston community and was a graduate of Weston High School. He was retired from Stone Container and loved to spend time visiting with friends and tinkering in his shop and around his place. He loved all of his family without reserve and was a loving and kind man. He took his wife’s children and raised them with all of the love and care that he had for his daughter. BJ became his son and he cared for all of his children with much love and care. Mr. Pepper loved to hunt and fish and in all of his tinkering he could fix and build almost anything. He was a prolific talker and could go on for hours with friends and family sharing stories and wonderful memories. He will be missed.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy (Buchan) Pepper; children, Amanda Tilley & Justin, BJ Wright & Dusti; step children, Carla Parker, Patty Foust & Kendall; grandchildren, Layton Garrett, Addisyn Garrett, Londyn Tilley, Jathan Wright, Brayden Wright, Amber Carpenter, Michael Parker, Sophia Spence; great-grandchildren, Sage Eubanks, Sadie Eubanks, Jaxson Carpenter; sisters, Donna Spruell, Laverne Thomas, Mary McDole, Theresa Layfield, Linda Aldy; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Pepper was preceded in death by his father, James Morgan Pepper, Sr and mother, Ruby May (Whitman) Pepper. A memorial service will be held at a later date to be set by the family.




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