June 12, 1940 - June 24, 2020 Bob was born in San Francisco, Calif on June 12, 1940 to Josephine and George Cushman. He was raised in San Francisco until his teens, when his family moved sixty miles north to Petaluma. In 1958, he traveled 120 miles south to attend Santa Clara University, a Jesuit college, and held a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering. After graduating, he worked for many years at Lockheed (NASA) in Sunnyvale, Calif, and was part of the early space program. In 1970, Bob applied for a position with The National Security Agency in Baltimore, Maryland, and was accepted. But the lure of the new and growing semiconductor industry in Silicon Valley, plus his fiancee, Bobbi, who was raised in Silicon Valley, helped his decision. He would work in Silicon Valley and marry Bobbi. Bobbi had three children that Bob accepted as his own, and on Sept 19, 1970, the five became a family. For the next thirty years, Bob moved up the executive ladder working at several companies. He was able to do the thing he loved the most, and that was to travel. His numerous travels took him to many countries in the Orient, Europe, Scandinavian countries, one trip to Australia, and most major U.S. cities. Bob retired at age 65, and he and Bobbi moved to Auburn, Alabama where their youngest son, Daniel, and his family lived. To give Bob something to do with his free time, he worked at Home Depot in Tiger Town for seven years. In his early seventies, he started slowing down, but it would be several years before he was diagnosed with Parkinson's. Bobbi became his caregiver, but only a year and a half younger, she was also losing her health. In December of 2019, the Cushmans moved to Oak Park Nursing Home in Auburn, where they have had excellent care, and the staff loved Mr. Bob. He celebrated his 80th birthday on June 12, and what a grand celebration that was for him, and he enjoyed every minute. He recently had outpatient surgery for a cancerous mole on his temple, but was recovering without complications. Soon, however, he was going downhill very rapidly, and was diagnosed with pneumonia. Within a few days Bob passed into the arms of Jesus with little suffering. Bobbi was with him and holding his hands when he took his last breath. There to greet him in heaven were his parents, Josephine and George Cushman, his eldest son, Clark McGinty, and many others. Left to morn his passing, is his wife, of almost 50 years, Bobbi, his brother, Dr. Richard Cushman of Albany, CA, his children, Tami (Gary) Peterson of Groveland, CA, Daniel (Fiona) Cushman of Opelika, AL, and grandson Cody Cushman of Phenix City, AL. Bob was a devout Catholic, and his memorial service will be held on Thursday July 2nd at St. Michael's Catholic Church at 11:00. Msgr Michael Farmer is presiding. He has been cremated according to his wishes, and his ashes will be buried on Daniel and Fiona's seven acre property. A tree will be planted over his remains, and when it is her time Bobbi will be buried next to him. She, too, will have a tree and their roots and branches will touch---just as the "Tree of Life" will be touching them in that heavenly place. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation in Bob's memory to St. Michael's Catholic Church. All are welcome to attend.
March 8, 1922 - June 27, 2020 It is with deep sadness that the family of Mildred H. Morris of Notasulga, AL announces that she passed peacefully from her home into God's hands on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at 5:30 A.M. Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years David C. Morris, son-in-law Jimmy C. Weldon, her sister Sara Jenkins, and brother Hulen Hatchett. Leaving behind to cherish a lifetime of memories and the legacy of a life well-lived are her children Sherry Weldon, Deborah (Lamar) Godwin, David (Mikki) Morris, and Phillip (Roxan) Morris. Her grandchildren are Rusty (Laura) Weldon, Danny Weldon, Jana (Josh) Gurtler, Brad Godwin, Wendy (Nathan) Taylor, Clay (Hannah) Morris, Christian Morris, and Eli Morris, as well as ten great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. No one managed a home, family, career, church, and community responsibilities better than she. Mrs. Morris was a home economics teacher for 36 years and mentored many generations of students - female and male. She inspired them to become excellent homemakers, family leaders, active workers in their churches and communities. With Mrs. Morris you learned to finish what you started and to do it 'til you got it right. Devoted to her husband Carlyle, she provided loving care as he battled cancer for 25 years. Her children see her as an example of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31 and "rise up and called her blessed." Leading by example, Mrs. Morris was an active member of Liberty United Methodist Church for much of her adult life serving on various boards and chairing fund-raising events. She especially loved teaching her adult Sunday school class and singing in the choir. The circle of people cherished by her included many friends from the church, her extended family's neighbors, and her students and co-workers at Reeltown High School. Known to many as "Miss Mildred" or "the Cake Lady," numerous people enjoyed her cakes - especially her 7 layer caramel cakes which found their way into some doctor's offices. "Granny" received great joy from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's phone calls, cards, letters, and visits. These occasions were filled with laughter, advice, good food, and "treats." Trips to the beach were great times with card games, good food, and precious memories. Onion rings, hushpuppies, and fish (she probably caught many) were enjoyed after "surfing" with Granny. The family wishes to thank her many friends and family members who visited with her, called, sent cards, and brought her gifts to cheer her up. Our appreciation is also extended to Compassus social workers, nurses, and aides for their time and loving care of our mother. We were also blessed to have devoted. caregivers Dovie Can, Jeanette Hyde, Lyn Hyde, Frenda Berry, Jimmie Simmons, and Becky Russell. Special thanks go to Betty Jo Jones and Donna Rivers for their friendship and loving assistance to our mother. Mom loved all whose lives touched her and her family over her 98 years of life. We pray God's blessing for you and your families as you have done for Mama and her family. Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at 2:00 P.M. at Liberty United Methodist Church with Rev. Tom Skeen officiating. Burial will follow in Salem-Macon Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 12:30 P.M. Current social distancing guidelines limit the number of occupants in the church to 66 people, and due to family members with compromised immune systems, masks are required.
April 6, 1947 - June 24, 2020 Graveside service for Roosevelt Whitlow, 73, of Opelika, AL, will be at 12:00 noon (CST), Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, 553 Highway 165, Ft. Mitchell, Alabama 36856, Brother Edward Slaughter will officiate. Mr. Whitlow, who passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Rehab Select at Talladega Healthcare Center in Talladega, Alabama, was born April 6, 1947 in Chambers County, Alabama. Public viewing for Mr. Whitlow will be Monday, Junes 29, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. He leaves to cherish his memories: a daughter, Jennie Ivey of Opelika, AL; step-daughter, Wanda Ivey of Opelika, AL; four sisters, Dorothy (Alton) Avery of Opelika, AL, Michelle Whitlow of Birmingham, AL, Mae Bell Slaughter of Conley, GA and Jackie (Michael) Henson of College Park, GA; one brother, Edward (Diane) Slaughter of Memphis, TN; one aunt, Mae Emma Whitlow of Birmingham, AL; four grandchildren, Nacovia Ivey (Michael) of Tuscaloosa, AL; Shaunquenetta Ivey of Auburn, AL, JeVante Reese and Jeffery Reese both of Opelika, AL; six great-grandchildren, Madison, Mason, Micah, Marlee, Justin and Jeveah; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings when around people outside of their household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.