John Robert Rankin of Faunsdale died April 5. He was 95.
A former dairyman, he served on the Marengo County Farmers Federation board.
Rankin is survived by wife of 70 years Doris Strobel Rankin; daughters Kay Rankin Beckett, Ann Rankin Price (Ray) and Mary Rankin Jackson (Bob); sons John Patrick Rankin (Erin) and James Robert Rankin (Amy); 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
William “Bill” Boyd of Gadsden died April 11. He was 84.
He served on the Etowah County Farmers Federation board for 56 years.
Boyd is survived by wife of 67 years Shirley Jane Jennings Boyd; daughter Janet; sons David and Heath (Rebecca); four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.