NOEL HERMAN DARNELL

Mr. Noel Herman Darnell, 73, a resident of Honoraville passed away on Monday, March 11. Funeral services for Mr. Darnell were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, at Union Baptist Church with Brother Mason Halacker and Rev. Joe Leverette. Interment followed in Union Cemetery with Turners Funeral Home of Luverne directing. Mr. Darnell…

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DOUGLAS R. STABLER

Douglas R. Stabler, age 74, of Montgomery passed away on Thursday March 7, 2019. Douglas was born Sept. 10, 1944. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy Stabler; father, R.B. Stabler, 101 years old (Eleanor); daughter, Darla Rogers (Anthony); brother, Steve Stabler (Deborah); grandchildren, Braxton, Gavin and Gracie Dorsey; niece, Della Killingsworth…

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ARTHUR GRAY TILL

Arthur Gray (Grey) Till, Jr. 73, was taken from us on Monday, February 18, 2019 in Birmingham. Grey was born on Dec. 10, 1945 in Greenville to Arthur Gray Till and Mamie Ethelyn Rogers Till. He grew up as part of the Forest Home, Monterey and Mount Moriah communities on a cattle farm, with much…

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IDA MAE PAYNE

Mrs. Ida Mae (Mama, Candy Gal) Payne, age 104 of Greenville, born July 19, 1914 passed Thursday, March 14, 2019 at her home. She leaves to cherish her memory, son Charlie Roper; granddaughter; Charlenna, great grandchildren, Na’Kyie and Detric; sister-in-law, Ardellia Starks (Dayton, Ohio); a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, Godchildren and friends. Funeral Service…

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Oliver and Edith Brooks ‘A Community Highlight’

BY BRUCE BRANUM The Greenville Standard   What makes a community strong? It takes a village that works together and two of Butler County’s prominent citizens, Edith and Oliver Brooks, have made community and a helping hand the basis of their lives. Oliver recently received the “Ambassador for Peace” medal from South Korea for his…

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Fantasy Festival returns

BY MOLLIE S. WATERS The Greenville Standard   The Alabama Medieval Fantasy Festival (ALMFF) is returning to Greenville on March 23 and 24. “We will be four years old this March,” said ALMFF co-founder Nancy Ardoin, “and we are growing!” According to Ardoin, participants at the event can expect to see a new stage with…

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Forfeiture Accountability System created

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   The Alabama Forfeiture Accountability System (AFAS) is a new database that will track and compile all state civil asset forfeiture cases in Alabama and generate reports for law makers, state officials and make useful information available to the public. Beginning March 1, district attorney’s across the state…

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A Canadian visit

BY RAY VAN COR The Greenville Standard   A pair of Canada Geese took a short breather on their long trek south at Lucille Maraman’s pond in the Providence community which played host to this photo. Canada Geese are common and their numbers have increased between 1966 and 2015, according to the North American Breeding…

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Mickles receives prestigious coaching award

Marcus Mickles, who is head coach of the Greenville High School varsity basketball team, recently received the Alabama Ref Sportsmanship Award. It goes to the coach and school that showed good outstanding leadership and a great attitude throughout the basketball season. Mickles said he was honored to receive the award, “I believe in holding our…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   In a few weeks, the NCAA Basketball Tournament will begin. The tournament started in 1939. Ohio State Coach Harold Olsen came up with idea. From 1939-50 eight teams played and there were no byes. From 1951-52, the tournament was expanded to 16 teams. From 1953-1968, the…

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