Martha Sue ‘Sis’ Uptain


Martha Sue “Sis” Uptain, 76, of Dora, passed away Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Ridgeview Nursing Home.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, from noon until 2 p.m. at Bell Funeral Home in Sumiton. The funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at 2 p.m. in the Bell Sumiton Chapel, with burial at Sellers Cemetery.

Uptain was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny Uptain Jr.; parents, Leo and Wilma Nethery; sister, Bobbie Jerell Hill; brother, Cecil Nethery; and grandsons, Jeremy Lee Uptain, Jason Wayne Uptain, and Damien Vaughn Uptain.

She is survived by her sons, David Uptain, and his wife, Joy, Toby Uptain, and Jonathan Uptain and his wife, Jennifer; daughters, Betty Hester and her husband, Charles, and Angela Keeton and her husband, Scott Mills; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Carl “Bo” Nethery and his wife, Carol Ann, and Carroll Nethery; sisters, Willodean Elliot and Wanda Roberts,and her husband, Ray; sisters-in-law, Nell Nethery and Faye Nethery; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

You may sign an online register or express private condolences to the family at

Bell Funeral Home, Sumiton; 205-648-6611