Community Obituaries: 5/18


JArthur Grubbs, Sr. 1936-2012


JArthur Grubbs, Sr., 76, died on May 10, 2012.

He is survived by a dedicated and faithful wife, Lattie Mae Grubbs; two daughters, Vicki and Meledy Grubbs; one son, Rev. JArthur (Vertrina) Grubbs, Jr.; one grandson, JArthur Grubbs, III; three granddaughters, Ashley Grubbs, Telekia Grubbs, Ilsheika Moaton and one sister, Geraldine Williams.

A funeral was held at 11 a.m., on May 17, at Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Gulfport. You can sign a registry online at



Linda M. Lollar 1961-2012


A memorial service for Linda M. Lollar, 50, of Opelika, was held at 11 a.m. on May 12, 2012, at Restoration Church. Reverend Jackie Prickett officiated. Visitation was held at the church at 10 a.m. on Saturday prior to the service.

Lollar was born on Nov. 20, 1961 in Alexander City. She passed away on May 5, 2012, at East Alabama Medical Center. Lollar had been a resident of Opelika for the past eight years following her move from North Carolina. She was an evangelistic Pastor and worked in music ministry. She currently served as Pastor of Impact Ministries Church in Beauregard. Linda is now in the presence of God where she has always strived to be.

Lollar is survived by her husband of 32 years, Dennis W. Lollar of Opelika; two daughters, Telisa (James) Stringfellow of Opelika, Bethany Lollar of Opelika; son, Johnathan Noah Lollar of Opelika; father and mother, Carey McCain and Betty Prickett McCain; four grandsons, Jordyn Lollar, Chasity, Brenton, and Emalee Stringfellow; and sister, Lisa M. Swords of Opelika.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory directed.


Annie Pearl Rhodes 1907-2012


A graveside service for Annie Pearl Rhodes, age 104, of Dadeville, was held on May 17, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at Rosemere Cemetery in Opelika. Rev. Dan Pezet officiated. Visitation for Mrs. Rhodes was held from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. prior to the service at Fredericks Funeral Home.

Rhodes, who died on May 13, 2012 at Dadeville Healthcare Center, was born Dec. 2, 1907, in Tallapoosa County to William Odin Lassiter and Minnie Ester Scott Lassiter. She was retired from West Point-Pepperell Mfg. Co.

Rhodes was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, James Leonard Rhodes; daughter, Carra P. Adcock; grandsons, Gary Mitchum and Donald Ray Thrash; granddaughter, Priscilla Graham of Opelika; five brothers, Bill Lassister, Tommie Hunter, Albert Hunter, and Elzie Lamar Hunter, all of Alexander City, and Harold Hunter of Sylacuaga; and four sisters, Minnie Prince and Lucille Cole Kenney of Opelika, and Ada Huey and Essie Odom of Alexander City.

Rhodes is survived by her granddaughter, Lei (Curt) Robison of Hartwell, Georgia; grandson-in-law, Kenneth Graham; granddaughter-in-law, Jan Mitchum of Dadeville; 13 great grandchildren; 25 great-great grandchildren; four great-great-great grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

A special thanks to Jan Mitchum and Rhonda Hobbs for all their visits and care. Also, thank you to Hospice and Dadeville Healthcare.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions made to Hospice or a charity of your choice. Fredericks Funeral Home directed.


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