Rio del Valle Hackford, (born June 28 1970), son of Taylor and Georgie Hackford, step-son to Lynne Littman and Helen Mirren, brother to Alex Hackford, Husband to Libby McLaughlin Hackford, Father of Waylon and Buck Hackford, and great friend to so many, lost a brave and deeply challenging 4-year battle against Uveal Melanoma on April 14, 2022.
Rio was a well-known figure in New Orleans and Los Angeles, where he created the legendary bars: The Matador, One-Eyed Jacks and Pals in New Orleans, The Monty and The Eldorado in LA, The Grasshopper in Long Beach, and The Homestead in San Francisco. His extraordinary understanding of design, hospitality, music and generous friendships made him the center of an extensive community of friends and patrons who mourn him along with his family.
“Rio just knew things. Esoteric things. Off the map things. Secret things. Wonderful things. He knew these things because of his charm, wit, honesty, character & tough personality. He was a real man in a sea of poseurs”.
- Josh Homme, Queens of the Stone Age
“Rio...a titan of kindness, love, class, courage. And cool.
A legend.”- Renee Zellweger
“As loyal and funny as anyone could be. Rio was the best ever. Truly one of a kind.” – Vince Vaughn
Edward Theodore Clayton, Jr., of Magnolia Springs, Alabama passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at his home with family by his side.
Ted was born on July 21, 1934 in Atmore, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Theodore Clayton, Sr., his mother, Lillian Boone Clayton and stepmother, Grace Dorriety Clayton. He was married for 58 years to Charlotte White Clayton from Excel, Alabama. Ted devoted his career to the school bus manufacturing industry. He was National Sales Manager with Bluebird Body Company and retired as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Thomas Built Buses. Throughout his career, he was active in the National Safety Council and received the organization's Distinguished Service to Safety Award, which is the council's highest honor bestowed on an individual. After his retirement, he was honored to be inducted into the National Association for Pupil Transportation Hall of Fame. He was a member of Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church. In his lifetime, he was active serving in his church ministries and leadership. Ted had a heart for serving others. Before retirement he was on the board with Big Brothers and Big Sisters for United Way. One of his highlights after retirement was serving as a volunteer with the Kairos Prison Ministry.
Ted is survived by his wife, Charlotte White Clayton; his children, Jennifer Clayton Jones (Jeffrey Wynn Jones) of Fairhope, Alabama, Edward Theodore Clayton, III (Taska Gardner Clayton) of Magnolia Springs, Alabama, Ashley Clayton Hertz (Darren Scott Hertz) of Bangkok, Thailand and Robert Daniel Clayton of Summerdale, Alabama; his sister, Glenda Clayton Lowry of Atmore, Alabama; and eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
A worship service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 2 at Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church in Fairhope, Alabama. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Atmore, Alabama. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Kairos Prison Ministry or Kindred Hospice in Daphne, Alabama.
The family would like to thank Eastern Shore Presbyterian Church, Kindred Hospice, family and friends for the outpouring of love and care they have expressed to Mr. Clayton and the family during his time of sickness.
Arrangements made by Logan Funeral Home, Philadelphia, PA.
Our beloved sister/aunt, Elizabeth Whisenhant Annan, passed away September 23, 2021 in Duluth, Georgia, at the age of 85. She is survived by her sister, Linda Adams, two nieces, Michelle Moebes, (Benjamin), Ashley Sanders, (Jonathan), and six great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Armand Annan, III.
Born in Mobile, Alabama in 1936, she graduated from Murphy High School and Huffstetler Business College. She was married to Corporal Armand A. Annan, III, and lived in Point Clear, Alabama. At that time she was employed by Southern Industries Corporation in Mobile. During the period of Corporal Annan's two year military service in Tacoma, Washington, Mrs. Annan served as assistant to the Director of Industry Relations at KTNT-TV, the CBS affiliate in the Seattle/Tacoma area.
Upon their return to Alabama, Mrs. Annan was co-owner/business partner of Gulf Rebel Charter Fishing and also served as a veterinary assistant with Dr. RH Stine at Eastern Shore Animal Clinic in Fairhope. She was later employed by Magnolia Trace Real Estate, owned by Mr. JK McLean in Point Clear, as well as Callahan and Associates in Fairhope.
Funeral services for Mary Katherine "Kathy" Richmond, will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, August 20th, 2020 in the Chapel of Welch Funeral Home. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation one hour prior to the service. Mary was born on December 10, 1935 in Barnwell, Alabama and died on August 14, 2020 in White Oak, Texas. A full obituary is available online at www.cammackfamily.com
Hamilton, Peter Bryce, Jr., 50-year resident of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and a current resident of Point Clear, Alabama, native of Mobile and Brewton Alabama, son of Anne Elizabeth Boyd and Peter Bryce Hamilton, grandson of Daisy Bell Miller and Dr. James Thompson Boyd, great grandson of Mary Elizabeth and Thomas Richard Miller, great-great grandson of Cherry Ann Gloyd and Robert Miller; grandson of Augusta Jolly Clarkson and John Gaillard Hamilton, great-great grandson of Charolette Elizabeth Cartledge and William Thomas Hamilton. Died August 6, 2020 at 91
He was born April 30, 1929. Peter was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Jeni Cobb Hamilton and son Peter Bryce Hamilton III. He is survived by his children Frances Murray Hamilton, John Cobb Hamilton, wife Meegan, Thomas Alexander Hamilton, wife Patricia, sister Anne Abbott, and grandchild Haley Anne Hamilton.
Peter served in the US Army in the Korean War as a quarter master officer and liaison officer between 25th Infantry Division and the Turkish Brigade. He retired from the Bell South Telephone Company after 35 years of service in 1987. He started with the company as a college trainee and worked in management positions in Atlanta, GA, Miami, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Pensacola and Ft. Lauderdale Florida and New York City. He taught at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton Florida as an adjunct Professor. Peter attended UMS in Mobile (1938-1941) and after graduation from high school at Lanier High School in Montgomery Alabama, attended the University of South Sewanee Tennessee. He graduated from the University of Alabama and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity.
Peter was active in many community activities including the North Palm Beach Rotary Club, Board of Directors of Lauderdale YMCA, member of Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, member of church vestry for two three-year terms, helped to run church soup kitchens and day center for street people, Boy Scouts of America and YMCA Indian guides.
Funeral services to be arranged at Union Cemetery in Brewton Alabama when COVID-19 social distancing policies permit gatherings.
John “Jack” P. Hord was a permanent resident of Lake Tansi in Crossville, TN. He was 90 years old at the time of his death on July 10, 2020 after a successful journalism career. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cyndi, two sons, Winn of Birmingham, AL and Rick of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
He was a native of Campbellsville, KY, graduating from his high school there where he was president of his class for four years. He received two athletic scholarships in basketball, one to Cumberland Junior College in Williamsburg, KY and then to the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA, winning numerous basket ball awards during both high school and college.
Upon graduation from William & Mary, he served his duty in the Army during the Korean War. He was discharged honorably with a Staff Sergeant rating and began his journalism career at a weekly newspaper in his home town. Shortly thereafter, he relocated to South Florida to become the Palm Beach and North Broward counties bureau chief for the Fort Lauderdale Daily News. In this capacity, he was one of the founding editors for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, eventually serving as its managing editor. He also worked for the Miami Herald and features editor for the Chicago Daily News.
In 1968, Jack was named press secretary for a US Senator from Florida. He ended his working career as a regional director of public information for the U.S. Department of Labor in Philadelphia, PA. After 26 years with the government, he retired to Cape May, NJ and later to Fairhope, AL.
After five years of being part time residents of Lake Tansi, he and his wife made Tennessee their permanent residence.In lieu of flowers, his family requested donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Association, Jack’s favorite charity.
Phil BradyMay 15, 1937 – April 22, 2015Phillip Agnew Brady Jr, 77, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, April 22. He was born on
May 15, 1937 in Mobile to the late Phillip A. Brady and Carol Miller Brady.He graduated from Fairhope High school in 1955 and was apublished writer and avid photographer. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Catherine May Voss Brady, brother Capt. Henry Miller Brady, children Caroline Brady Diaz-Barriga, Kate Brady Catalina and Phillip Agnew Brady III and grandchildren John Gabriel Diaz-Barriga, Brady Elizabeth Diaz-Barriga, Mahlon May Rose Brady Catalina, Louis Francois Catalina V, Phillip Agnew Brady IV.
Hazel Harrison Buck Hazel Buck Aug. 19, 1913 – March 2, 2105Hazel passed away peacefully at her residents in Fairhope Monday March 2nd. Hazel was always involved in her community and a member of multiple organizations. She was a member of the D.A.R, Eastern Shore Federated Woman’s and a lifelong member of the Girl Scouts. She was also a graduate of Ole Miss where she made her debut as a Tri-Delta in 1933. There will be a memorial held at the Serenity Chapel of Homestead Village March 22, 2015 at 2:00pm.
BUCHANAN, Carolyn Sue Vick,
Born March 1, 1934, died July 10, 2014 at her home in Fairhope, Alabama. She was a native of Wilcox County, Alabama and the daughter of J. P. Vick, Sr. and Carrie Stockman Vick. She spent her early adulthood in Selma, Al., where she was affiliated with the lumber business. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard W. Buchanan, Sr.; sisters, Della Simmons and Mildred Sessions; and brothers, J.P. Vick, Jr., Reginald Vick, and Billy Vick. She is survived by her daughters and granddaughter, Vikki Turner Tullis (Will) of Mobile, Al., Suzanne Turner Herring (Bobby) of Daphne, Al., Madison Baker Herring, of Daphne, Al.; brother, Bob Vick, of Atlanta, Ga.; sister, Bessie Louise Sessions, of Grand Bay, Al.; devoted caretaker and confidant, Gertrude Kelley; and steadfast friend, William A. Finch. A private memorial service will be held at Camden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Camden Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 518, Camden, Al., 36726.