Sonny Gortney

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Graveside service for Mr. Sonny Gortney, 74, will be Saturday, November 29, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Ararat Cemetery with the Reverend Richard East officiating. Mr. Gortney passed away on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at his home. Born in Clay County and a resident of Oxford he worked for Ed Hopson Produce for 20 years and also as an equipment operator for the City of Oxford for 13 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, Linda Beckmann Gortney, of Oxford; two daughters, Jenell Gortney Miller, of Ashland and Deannia Cofield Smith George (James), of Oxford; two sons, Charles Cofield (Lisa) and Daniel Cofield, both of Oxford; eight grandchildren, Staff Sgt. Whitney Miller Hastie (Antoine), Meagan Cofield, Casey Cofield, Kaylee Smith Wheeler (Pearson), Cody Smith, Hayley Smith, Mali Cofield and Lauren Cofield; two great-grandchildren, Isaiah and Milena Hastie; two sisters, Jean Gautney, of Ashland and Sherry Cotney (Jimmy), of Wadley and two brothers, Bobby Joe Gautney (Betty), of Montgomery and Charles Gortney (Juanita), of Bluff Springs. Mr. Gortney was preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Marjorie Gortney; two brothers, Paul Lamar Gortney and Willis Owens Gortney and his late wife, Peggy Sue Gortney. Pallbearers will be Staff Sgt. Whitney Miller Hastie, Casey Cofield, Charles Cofield, Justin Whatley, Cody Smith and Douglas Gortney. Honorary pallbearers will be Jean Gautney, Bobby Joe Gautney, Charles Gortney, Sherry Cotney, Dawn Robinson, Tim McCain, Tina Fondren, Antoine Hastie, Jimmy Cotney, Daniel Cofield, Bubba Morrow and James George. The family will receive friends at Benefield Funeral Home in Ashland on Friday, November 28, 2014, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Alacare Hospice and Home Healthcare of Oxford, Alabama, 2109 U.S. Highway 78, Anniston, AL 36207. Leave online condolences at Benefield Funeral Home in Ashland is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Nov. 27, 2014