Funeral Arrangements for Trio Killed in Thursday Crash


FLORENCE — Coby Allen Hines, 16, of Florence, passed away April 26, 2018. Visitation will be today, May 1, 2018, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wilson High School Gymnasium. The funeral will follow at 3 p.m. with Brother Jeremy Goss and Brother Tom Sibley officiating. Burial will be in Jessie’s Garden in Florence.

There are countless kind words, memories and qualities that could be used to describe the life and personality of Coby. He was a wonderful son, brother, grandson, nephew and best friend, who was loved unconditionally by many. He was a student at Wilson High School and a member of Liberty Baptist Church. Coby was a hardworking, incredible athlete. So many times, you could have found him playing a game of basketball with his friends or working on his dunking skills in his driveway. He was a very talented young man who loved to draw at school and at home. Coby was a passionate, creative thinker when it came to his artwork and anything he set his mind to. He was a happy person who could light up any room with his amazing smile, funny sarcasm, and infectious laugh. He was strong willed and very intelligent. Coby was a leader in life; friends always looked up to him and family had no doubt that he would make great decisions. He always enjoyed being around his family and friends and would do anything for those he loved and cared for.

Coby was preceded in death by his father, Scott Hines; grandparents, Hugh and Shirley Vaden; and uncle Steve Vaden. 

Survivors include his mother, Amanda Leahy and husband, Brandon; siblings, Eli Hines and Brandon Leahy, II; maternal grandparents, Deborah Pendergrass and Steve Druckemiller; paternal grandparents, John A. and Lisa Hines; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Woody Watkins, Aaron Watkins, Brycen Parrish, Jake White, Ethan Burch and Corbyn Jones.

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. 

Although Coby’s time with us was cut far too short, his memories, his smile, his witty comebacks, his jokes, his laugh, and his love will forever be held close to our hearts.

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

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FLORENCE — Tyler Alan Nelson, 16, of Florence, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. Visitation will be today, May 1, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Wilson High School Gymnasium. The funeral will follow at 3 p.m. with Brother Jeremy Goss, Brother Tom Sibley officiating and Jay Decatur, Tanner Melton, and Matt Poarch speaking. Pallbearers will be Tanner Melton, Austin Holt, Manuel Blalock, Tanner Murray, Chris Ingram, Mat Madden, Caleb Adday and McKennon Wilson. 

Our sweet Tyler walked arm in arm through heavens gates with two of his friends on April 26th, Tyler was in the 10th grade at Wilson and loved being a Warrior and fooball. Tyler was such a funny and caring young man who loved his family and friends dearly. He had a special love for his little brother Drew, who looked up to Tyler as his hero. He was such a joy to his parents and family. His smile was contagious and his positive attitude was a blessing to all who knew him. This is not good-bye, but a “See you later.” We love you Tyler. 

Survivors are his parents, Kirk and Christi Nelson; maternal grandparents, Michael and Debra Montgomery; paternal grandparents, Catherine Nelson and Kirk Nelson, Sr.; brother, Drew Michael Nelson; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Youth Group, 13520 County Road 8, Florence, AL 35633. You may sign the guest register at


FLORENCE — Braden Lane Turner, 17, of Florence passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018. Visitation will be today, May 1, 2018 from 1 to 3 p.m. at at Wilson High School Gymnasium. The service will follow at 3 p.m. Interment will be in Railroad Cemetery.

Braden was a member of the Wilson High School football team and attended Liberty Baptist Church. 

Survivors include his mother, Heather Turner McNeill and husband, Josh; sister, Madalynn Turner; brothers, Prestin Turner and Wyatt McNeill; and grandparents, Jerry and Martha Phillips and Cathy and Jack Todd.

Braden was a member of Underwood Baptist Church where he was saved and baptized as a young child. He attended Liberty Baptist Church where he reaffirmed his faith and became an active member and leader of the youth group. 

Braden loved playing football and had played since he was able to hold a ball. He played at Underwood’s Dixie Youth Field until he was able to play at Wilson School. He was in constant competition with his brother, Prestin, for who had the most touchdowns. At last count Braden was ahead.

Braden was rarely seen without a smile. He was always goofing off and laughing with his friends. He lived life to the fullest and was loved by all.

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30 Apr 2018

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