Funeral service for Mr. Wilford Jones Lane will be 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015, at St. Michael's and all Angels with Minster Ryan Robertson officiating. Burial will follow at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Alabama National Cemetery. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service at the church. Mr. Lane passed away Thursday at RMC. Survivors include his wife, Amy Lane; children, Joshua Jones Lane (Jennifer), John Roberts Lane (Neren) and Emily Brown (Jason); grandchildren, Sarah Lane, Joseph Lane, Brittney Brown and Krystal Brown; mother, Gertrude Lane and sister, Hilda Lane Butler. Mr. Lane is preceded in death by his father, Ernest Lane; sister, Judy Lane Brasher. Pallbearers will be Jason Brown, Bobby McDowell, James J. Taylor, Robert Moore, Declan Foy, Hank Leucken. Honorary pallbearers will be the Calhoun-Cleburne Bar Association and the Alabama Elks. Mr. Lane graduated from Oxford High School, Jacksonville State University and Birmingham School of Law. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran. Mr. Lane has been a member of the Calhoun-Cleburne Bar Association since 1978. He was the current president of the Alabama Elks Association and past Exalted Ruler of Anniston Elks Lodge No. 189. He was also a life member of the Bynum American Legion Post No. 155, the VFW and the Moose Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Anniston Elks Lodge Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 817, Anniston, AL 36202. Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/annistonstar/obituary.aspx?n=wilford-jones-lane&pid=174446894&fhid=6249#sthash.DIaNAvZA.dpuf
Michael "Mike" Maurice McKendree, 60, of Dahlonega died Monday.
Graveside service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Forest Lawn Gardens, Anniston, Ala. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Please keep Ronnie (his brother) in your prayers along with Mike's family. if you can attend the graveside please come. I am going to be sharing words of comfort and encouragement to these dear Bynum Kid families.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. CST, Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Forest Lawn Gardens, Anniston, AL for Mr. Michael “Mike” Maurice McKendree, 60, of Dahlonega, who passed away on Monday, May 7th following an extended illness. Rev. Bill Caudle will officiate.
Born on May 28, 1951, in Anniston, AL, he was the son of the late Roland and Glanca McKendree. He was employed as a builder/developer. He was a loving husband father and grandfather who will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Milton McKendree.
Mr. McKendree is survived by his wife, Debbie McKendree of Dahlonega, sons, Dustin McKendree of Auburn, AL, Derek McKendree of Dahlonega; grandson, Dakotah McKendree of Dahlonega; brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Sheri McKendree of Columbus, GA; aunt, Vee Dyer Doyle of Dahlonega and several nieces and nephews.
For those of you that have left the Bynum area and not returned in many years, you probably would not recognize your old home town!
Hot Holmes old home place and store have been completely demolished. In their place is a sprawling new industry known as "Kyrospan". This is a huge complex that replaced the beautiful old pastures and woods that were part of the Holmes' property. It is so sad to see these stark, utilitarian buildings replacing the beautiful lcountry andscape that used to line highway 202. I don't have photos, but maybe someone else can contribute before and after photos showing the drastic change that "Progress" has produced in the little community of Bynum. Further construction is now being done along 202, which we have been told is to make 202 a four-lane highway.
Joe Rumore (born; July 14, 1920 Birmingham AL) has been called Alabama's premiere radio personality for more than forty years. He began his radio career at WJLD, Bessemer AL. Rumore then worked at WAPI Birmingham AL (1941-1948) before joining WVOK, the Mighty 690, with 50,000 watts of power that was able to reach north and central Alabama as well as parts of Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia (1948-1982). In rural areas, WVOK was the only radio station many people could receive. At one point was also on WBAM, Montgomery AL via tape. For most of his career he had a studio in his home and broadcast from his basement, making his family and delivery persons part of the show.. He was never a station employee, but bought the time from the station and sold his own advertising. He was known for playing a variety of music and was quoted in the Birmingham News "I could play Ray Price "For The Good Times and then turn right around and play Tony Bennett" He retired from radio in 1982. Rumore died on December 20, 1993 after bypass surgery. Joe Rumore was inducted into the Country Music D J Hall of Fame in 1999.
April 15. Website Launched. Intro by Shelia Slaton. Website outline developed.
April 16. Adding content and developing the outline.
April 20 Got care package from Shelia Slaton. Includes Bynum Baptist Church dedication and program from 1956 Bynum School graduation plus a bunch of pics. Will take a couple of days to scan and post everything.
April 21. Juanita and Pam on a cruise, see Bynum Kids, now. . Also new pics on Bynum Kids - Then. GuestBook added; use to send messages to other Bynum Kids.
April 22. New pic in Adults in out lives and in Shelia's pics. New lost and found, below. Plus Shelia Slaten now in Bynum Kids Now. Check out the guestbook often; it grows daily.
April 24. A new story from Juanita Pratt Schiele. Santa picture on the home page. More Shelia Slaten and Gary Canant pics in Bynum Kids Then. Coldwater Covered Bridge in Bynum Buildings.
April 25. New Stories.
April 26. Begining of People We Lost. Please send names of Bynum Kids or our parents we have lost along the way. Please include photo from Bynum days if you have one
April 28. Picture of the new post office. Corrections and additions to People We Lost.
April 29. New Home Page picture of the Bynum Chorus Girls, Juanita, Candy and Pam. New Bynum Kids Then pics from Lynda LeDoux.
April 30. New Page, Who's Who with information about where Bynum Kids are now. First entry from Erma Shaddix Adams. Trivia question, "How small is Bynum"; any answers? Shelia Slaten's Vacation Bible School Certificates. Gary Canant's other websites link under Bynum Kids - Now.
May 1. New stories. Bunch of new pictures from Juanita Pratt Schiele (where are the boys Juanita?), need names.
May 6. Check out the video clips in Gary Canant's memory (below).
May 7. New Story from Shelia Slaten. Updated Memory Jogger (below) with video clips and pics to help our fading memories. Set up Profiles (below) where Bynum Kids can describe where they are now
May 8. New Bouus Question in the Memory Jogger (below), remember the Goat Man?
May 10. Happy Mother's Day. A new picture of an Alan Homes house from Jim Sizemore; in the picture his mother and Norma Jean Sizemore.
May 13. New story about no cameras by allowed byJanice Grant Barker. New Pic of Terrace Homes house from Carrie (Hicks) Robison
May 17. The Great Class of 1957 goes to Montgomery
May 18. Lots of new pics and material from Alice Walker Thrower; see Home Page, Bynum Buildings, Adults in Our Lives and People We Lost. More to come from Alice, she sent a bunch of pics
May 19. More pics from Alice Walker
May 21. New Pics from Sandra Braxton
May 22. New Depot Picutres from Alice Walker Thrower. So far we have used 56 pages on the the website, the hosting service allows 1,000 pages.
May 23. Calhoun County High Scool Class of 1950 under Bynum School. Current pictures of the Baptist Church and the school; the school looks rundown and sad. A picture of the Methodist Church and current Alan Homes.
May 30. Contact infomation added for people who sent in contact info. Website usage stats, below. My father's birthday, he would have been 97 today! Gary Canant
June 3. New now picture of Sandra Wheeler Allen
June 5. New Desoto Manor pics from Lavon Mayfield under Our Homes. New Bynum Kids Then pics. New Depot pic. New Baptist Church Pics
June 6. Pics from Bill Caudle in Bynum Kids Now, Bynum Kids Then and People We Lost
June 8. A new story, A Day At Bynum from Ronny Wheeler, a great read!
June 15. New story, Walkin With Santa by Juanita Pratt on Home Page under Santa's picture. New Picture of Elaine, Mary and Eva (Mother) Williams under Bynum Kids Then
June 16. New picture of Sandra Braxton and a few other "kids" under Bynum Kids Now
June 26. New pictures from Billy Brasher under Bynum Kids Then. Life profile (below) from Ronny Wheeler. Gary Canant announces new website TheLifeStory.org. Update contact list with new names in Contact Info
June 30. More pics from Billy Brasher at the bottom of Bynum Kids Then. Stats. We have had over 10,000 page reviews since May 22 (the site was launched on April 15)
July 6. Another Day at Bynum by Ronny Wheeler in Stories
July 7. Bynum Bus No. 79 by Ronny Wheeler in Bynum Schools (page expanded to include all schools and bus stories). Gary turns 65 today.
July 8.UFOs Over Bynum by Ronny Wheeler in Stories. Ronny's on a roll.
July10. From Faye Sparks Robertson: A new Bynum history under Stories and new photo album under Bynum KidsThen
July 12. New pictures of Bynum Kids Now from Sandra
July 17. Another small memory (below) from Bill Caudle. Link below to Gary Canant's book, Dear Maxie, Letters from Vietnam. Special offer: Free BynumKids mailbox to the first 10 Bynum Kids who want one, and you get to pick your own mailbox name. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
July 25. New story Things we used to do by Ronny Wheeler in Stories
July 27. New pictures of Bynum Lake, the Spatter Pool and the Bynum Lions Club baseball teams under Bynum Kids Then.
July 29. The World Famous Bynum Sled tm By Gary Canant in Stories.
Aug 11. Elvis is alive and well in Bynum? in Bynum Kids Now.
Aug 20. Great picture of a Terrace Homes house from Missy (Portiz) Gramling in Our Homes. Picture of Bynum Class of 1955 under Bynum Schools
Aug 24. A story about a bunch of chicks by a Bynum Chick, Sandra Jean Wheeler Allen in Stories
Aug 30. Dewey Holmes by Gary Canant in Stories.
Sept 4. 2nd Grade Report Card by Gary Canant under Bynum Schools, Class of 1956, "Neatness lowered my GPA" Better 4th Grade Report Card when Neatness was not a subject.
Sept 7. Pictures of Ed Melton and Julian Holmes in People We Lost, Pictures of Melton family under Bynum Kids, Then and Bynum Kids, Now.
Sept 8. Mystery Solved: Girl on Santa's knee on the Home Page. Mystery Solved: Topless girl and other kids in the buggy under Bynum Kids Then, Gary Canant's Pictures.
Sept 13. More Melton family pictures under Bynum Kids Then. Link to article about Julian Holmes in Auburn Villager under People We Lost. Splatter girl identified in Bynum Kids Then, pictures submitted by Wilford Lane.
Sept 16. Melton and Crocket homes under Our Homes.
Sept 19. New story by Shelia Crump under Stories.
Sept 20 Pictures of the Canant Family's horses in Bynum Kids Then.
Sept 21. Peggy Payne turns 90 in Adults in our lives.
Sept 26. New set of misc pics from the Melton family in Bynum Kids Then.
Sept 28 . Growing Up With Major by Gary Canant in Stories
Oct 2. "In The Whirl of Sports" with Walter C. Grant by Judy Mintz Sanders in Stories.
Oct 7. Easter Picture from Jane Ridenhour Jajko in Bynum Kids Then
Oct 8. Current picture of Dauris and L.W. Ridenhour in Bynum Kids Now
Oct 13. Picture of Glenda, Gene, Billy and Scoper from Gene Till in Bynum Kids Then, current picture of Gene (all grown up) and Diane Till in Bynum Kids Now.
Oct 16. New page for Bynum Kids 2010 Reunion.
Oct 18. New pictures from Beverly Canant McGuffey in Bynum Kids Then
Oct 23. A Christmas Story in Bynum Alabama by "Dead Eye" Ronny Wheeler in Stories
Oct 25 Hunting with the Bynum RA's by Ronny Wheeler (big game hunter) in Stories.
Oct 30. Reflections about growing up in Desoto Manor by Sheila Slaten Crump with additional comments from Jan Barker in Stories.
Nov 3. New pictures from Janet Carpenter in Bynum Kids Then.
Nov 4 My Fortress of Solitude by Ronny Wheeler in Stories.
Nov 14. New pics from Janice Grant Barker in Bynum Kids Now and Bynum Kids Then
Nov 18 Cynthia Remembers by Cynthia Hart Arnold in Stories
Nov 22 Pictures from Bill and Cynthia Arnold in Bynum Kids Then
Nov 23 Pictures from Cookie Hart in Bynum Kids Then.
Nov 24 Pictures from Jim Ray (1979) in Bynum Kids Then. Pictures of Jennie Heard Carpenter in Bynum Kids Now.
Dec 1 Pictures of Gary Canant with his wife Maxie under Bynum Kids Now
Dec 2 "The Almost Annual Co-Ed Clothes Optional Midnight Swim Party at the Lake on the Depot" by Gary Canant in Stories.
Dec 13 The Other Bynum by Gary Canant in Stories.
Dec 21 Pictures from Sharon Payne Triplett in Bynum Kids Then
Jan 7. Picture of Mrs. McKendree's 5th grade class in 1966 by Jane Ridenhour Jajko in Bynum Schools.
Jan 23. Pictures from Judy Mintz Sanders in Bynum Kids Then
June 13. Pictures of current Desoto Manor homes by Mary Thompson Eberly in Our Homes. New pics in Bynum Kids Then. Grade VI essay by Bill Caudle in Bynum Schools.
June 21. Picture from Jimmy Brasher's wife Linda in Bynum Kids Then
June 23. 11th Grade pic of Ronny Wheeler in Bynum Kids Then, Camping with Doodle by Ronny Wheeler in Stories
June 25. The class of 1954 submitted by the Juanita Pratt in Bynum Schools. Mystery picture of a bunch of kids and a few grownups at a firehouse in Bynum Kids Then
June 28. About a bazillion pictures of the reunion from Sandra Pennington in Reunion 2010, with the exception of Mildred, we all look older.
Sept 18. New pics from Billy Brasher under Bynum Buildings / Bynum Baptist Church. There were bunches of kids back then.
Victory at Sea I played the music with a wind ensemble in Kansas City. Magnificant music. Gary Canant _____________________________________
Hint: Select a year to turn on the JukeBoX, then minimize the JukeBox page. You can merrily continue to explore the internet while your songs play in the background.
A Bynum Memory
The Talent Shows at the Theater
By Bill Caudle
Let me begin by saying that I don’t remember how often these were done. I just remember they were always fun. I especially recall how it was a part of our family. Years after my Dad’s participation I ask him how he did one of his parts of his talent presentation. He lovingly said. "You want me to give away my secret to eating a lighted cigarette?" Of course he went on to reveal that he really did not eat a real cigarette, and it was a candy cigarette! Do you remember how easily those were sold back in our childhood? You know dad could still walk forward and backwards on his hands for many years. I also recalled him jumping forwards and backwards over a broom stick. I am so glad that our parents did things like the talent shows to help us have the life we had at Bynum. Hopefully we all learned those great lessons of giving to the community for the good of the community because the talent show I recall being a part of the school life.
Another small memory
By Bill Caudle
We always enjoyed flying kites. There were those we purchased at Woolworth’s in Anniston or those we made ourselves. Well one March after we moved to Allan Homes. Mom and Dad helped us build an unusual large kite. As I recall, it was least 3 x 5 ft in size. We tied a lengthy tail on it and them Dad gave us a rather extra ordinary roll of string (green and strong}to fly the kite. Several of the youngsters gathered in the street below the house to launch the kite. Up it went in the air to the East. Up over the homes it flew somewhat toward Desota Manor, a little to the east, like toward the Carr’s, over the McKendree’s and beyond. Suddenly we ran out of string and it began to fall. We all grabbed our bikes and followed its fall. We went through the Manor to opposite side of AOD entrance (Beck Rd) and saw it fall into a pine tree on the hill just beyond the road. At that point we were disappointed not to be able to retrieve the largest kite we had ever flown but realized that we had flown a kite a greater distance than ever before. To this day when I attempt to fly a kite or see a kite being flown or even see a kite for sale in WalMart I remember that afternoon in Bynum years ago. What a Memory to have of family and friends.
Memory of Gary Canant, Desoto Manor and house next to the school Memory of Wilford Lane, 46 Alan Homes Memory of Sharon Payne, DeSoto Manor and Alan Homes Memory of Janice (Grant) Barker, Apt 41 and 42 Desoto Manor Memory of Shelia Slaten, 190 DeSoto Manor and Alan Homes Memory of Juanita Pratt, Desoto Manor. Apt 312, 134 and one I can't remember Memory of Faye Sparks Robertson, on old Highway 78 (now 202) near new Post Office Memory of Mary Ann Sims (Burney). In the early days, school was in the theater!