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2013-02-28 / Obituaries


Brantley Caplinger, 86, of Nanafalia died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at his residence in Nanafalia. He was the retired owner of West Alabama Paving Company.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Hays Westbrook Caplinger of Nanafalia; three daughters, Debra (Mike) Cross of Demopolis, Nancy (Jimmy) Glass and Donna (Donny) Etheridge, both of Nanafalia; four grandchildren, Brant Glass of Tuscaloosa, Preston Jones of Birmingham, Harley Glass of Auburn and Evan Cross of Demopolis; niece, Sandra Herrington of Wetumpka and nephew, Leon Hataway of Granite Falls, N.C.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Allen and Emma Christine Caplinger; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Heath and Annie Westbrook; brother, Guy Caplinger and sister, Louise Hataway.

Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 23 at Nanafalia Baptist Church with Rev. Hal Taylor and Dr. Bobby Hopper officiating. Interment followed at the Nanafalia Cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home in Butler directing.

Active pallbearers were Evan Cross, Brant Glass, Preston Jones, Leon Hataway, Billy Pritchett, Charlie Pritchett and Dick Ramsey. Honorary pallbearers were the Alpha Omega Hospice Staff.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family.

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