Funeral service for Wilma Jane Firth, 76, will be Thursday, 2 p.m. at Lakeview Baptist Church. The Rev. Jerry Starling, the Rev. Darrell Paulk and the Rev. Chris Spurlin will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Oxford Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight 6 until 8 at Miller Funeral Home. Mrs. Firth passed away on Saturday at Stringfellow Memorial Hospital. Survivors include her husband, William Firth Jr.; daughters, Trudy (Tony) Gilliam, Jody (Roger) Brown, Melody (Dale) Rankin and Sherry Firth; brothers-in- law, Norman Davis and Kenny Davis; sisters, Sue Burris and Edna Ballenger; sister-in-law, Shirley Hoel; grandchildren, Eric (Angie) Gilliam, Evon (Thomas) Spurlin, Tabatha (Jarrod) Ashley, Libby (Jowann) Siders, Travis (Jessica) Rankin, Tiffany (Josh) Raley and Willie Brown; great grandchildren, Alex Dopson, Macy Dopson, Bradleigh Spurlin and Carson Spurlin; honorary grandchild, Destiny Waters; soon-to- be-grandchildren, Kamdyn Ashley and Hadley Jane Raley; nieces and nephews; several great- nieces and nephews and one special dog "Gucchi". Jane Firth was born on April 17, 1938 in New Castle, Indiana. She married William Firth Jr. in 1956 and moved to Richmond, Indiana, moving to Oxford in 1983. She gave birth to 5 girls and dedicated her life to being a great wife and homemaker. She was a woman loved by anyone who knew her and described by many as funny, quick-witted, tough, but fair, a great cook and a woman that loved children greatly. She was known for making anyone that visited a part of the family. Until Alzheimer's took over, her life revolved around her family. Her greatest joys were family gatherings and holidays. Her favorite being Thanksgiving, because she was always told what a great cook she was. Her other favorite things included taking her grandkids, fishing, going to all school events, attending every ballgame that the grandkids and their friends were involved in. She loved girls night out, shopping, cooking and just hanging out with her daughters. She loved singing gospel music with her sisters, going to the beach with her husband and going camping with her sister and brother. She was the T.O.P.'s chapter winner in 2013 and a member of Lakeview Baptist Church. In the eyes of her family, she was the best wife, mother and grandmother God put on this earth and will be truly missed by her family as well as all the friends she made. Jane Firth was preceded in death by her parents, Casper and Adona Hoel; daughter, Pammy Firth; brother, Bud Hoel; sister, Jean Davis and a sister-in-law, Shirley Hoel. The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made to Lakeview Baptist Church Playground Fund. www.millerfuneral homeoxford.com Miller Funeral Home & Crematory Oxford, AL (256) 831-4611 A Brown Service Authorized Funeral Home
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Published in The Anniston Star on July 9, 2014