Jamie Maxine Hornsby

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Funeral service for Mrs. Jamie Maxine Hornsby, 88, will be Sunday, June 1, 2014, at 4 p.m. at the Goodwater Baptist Church. Dr. Belon Friday and the Rev. Richard Hall, Jr. will officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenview Cemetery. The family will receive friends today, May 31, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home. Mrs. Hornsby passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at her residence. She was born on October 1, 1925 in Sylacauga to Willie Mort Saxon and Cassie Estel Hammond Saxon. She was a member of Goodwater Baptist Church. Mrs. Hornsby had a strong tradition of family and enjoyed studying genealogy. After losing her husband, Howard, Mrs. Hornsby focused on family and work. She had an extreme work ethic and was an accountant for over 50 years. Mrs. Hornsby owned and operated City Accounting and Tax Service in Goodwater for 35 years. She served as the City Clerk of Goodwater for 10 years and headed the campaign to install the Goodwater Vietnam Memorial. Mrs. Hornsby was voted Alabama's Outstanding Older Worker in 2002 and was the first female President of the Goodwater Rotary Club. She was an avid Alabama football fan and attended the 1992 National Championship game. Mrs. Hornsby was an attentive listener, charismatic and a wonderful cook. She wrote her own biography entitled, "As I Remember." Mrs. Hornsby loved to sing and made sure everyone felt important on their birthday. She is survived by her daughters, Freida Morgan (Jackie) and Susan H. Neighbors (Joe); sons, Howard F. Hornsby Jr. (Donna) and Ray A. Hornsby (Michele); 6 grandchildren, Renee Neighbors Hall (Richard) and Fred Neighbors (Tina), Bryan Morgan (Karol), Jason Hornsby, Jonathan Hornsby (Cayla) and Justin Hornsby; 8 great-grandchildren, Rachel Hall, Lauren Grace Hall, Lyndsey Hall, Will Neighbors, Caroline Neighbors, Cole Hornsby, Cam Hornsby and Abby Morgan and special caretakers, Darlena Wilson and Bessie Kelly. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Fred Hornsby; her parents; sister, Doris S. Veazey and brother, John Will Saxon. The family wants to acknowledge Rachel Self, a nurse with Alacare Hospice, for her care of Mrs. Hornsby. Memorial messages may be sent to the family at www.radneyfuneralhome.com. Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Anniston Star on May 31, 2014
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