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Obituaries — April 9, June 7-8, 2021


Bruce Lee Castleberry, 44, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

He was a loving son, father, and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his father, Terry Castleberry.

Survivors include his daughter, Shana Nicole Castleberry; son, Shaun Mitchell Castleberry; grandchild, Haygen; mother, Debra Castleberry;sisters, Toni Sorrells and Penny Fulton; nieces and nephews.

No services are planned at this time.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Melba Cookston, 79, of Bryant, Ala., passed away Monday, June 7, 2021.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Melba was of the Baptist faith. Melba loved working in her beautiful garden of flowers, going to yard sales, sewing, and quilting.

She was preceded in death by her son, Bobby Cookston; parents, Andy and Ellamae Hicks; sister, Velma, and brother, Glenn.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Robert Cookston; daughter and son-in-law, Tina (Kevin) Johnson; granddaughters, Lorna McKaig and Krista McKaig; great-granddaughter, Lilly; sisters Ruth, Joyce, and Hazel; brothers, David and Ricky.

Funeral services were Thursday, June 10 in the Bryant chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Brother Wayne Winters officiating. Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to thank Encompass Health Hospice, nurse Savanah Crompton, and caregiver Stacey Havron for their loving care during this difficult time.

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.



Albert Roy Wood, of Trenton, passed away April 9, 2021.

He was born in Chavies, Ala., and was educated in Sylvania, Ala. He attended Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa and Jacksonville State Teachers College, Jacksonville, Ala. He was born to John Wesley Wood and Mary Lucy Lamunyon Wood on May 24, 1941. Roy led quite a diverse vocational life. He managed Grant City-Rossville until it closed, managed Lowe’s in Fort Oglethorpe for a number of years, owned Cabinet Manufacturers of Chattanooga, and then worked for Juniors Building Materials for 13 years prior to his retirement. He was an active deacon at Union Avenue Baptist Church, Rossville. Roy was known far and wide for his terrific sense of humor, making tea cakes, sharing riddles, and being a wonderful cook.

He was preceded in death by his parents,; brothers, Orville and Ernest Wood; sister, MaryLou Wood Shankles; mother of his two daughters, Doris Jean Galloway; his wife of 42 years, Frances Cupp Wood and her son, Aaron Bowman.

Survivors include his spouse Elizabeth Ogle Wood; Renea Wood Young (Bob) and Chrisandra Wood Gregg; step–daughters, Vicky Bowman Thomas, Sheila Ogle Thomas (Rev. John), Sherry Ogle King (Tony) and Pamela Ogle Williams; sister-in-law, Becky S. Wood and brother-in-law, Rev. Chester Shankles (Bobbie); 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren (with another on the way); nieces and nephews.

Arrangements Entrusted to W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel,

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