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Published: July 30, 2020


A WELL-KNOWN SHOALS BUSINESSMAN IS DEAD AFTER A PLANE CRASHED IN SOUTHERN ALABAMA TUESDAY EVENING. ACCORDING TO THE TIMES DAILY, TIMOTHY RAY RHODES, 65, OF FLORENCE, WAS ONE OF TWO PEOPLE KILLED IN THE AIRCRAFT THAT WENT DOWN IN THE AREA OF MOSLEY ROAD IN STAPLETON JUST BEFORE 8 PM. INITIAL REPORTS INDICATE THE PLANE TOOK OFF FROM JACK EDWARDS AIRPORT IN GULF SHORES AROUND 6:45 AND WAS LAST SEEN AROUND 7.  RHOADES HAD TRAVELLED TO THE GULF SHORES ON SUNDAY WITH HIS WIFE, DORIS. RHODES OWNED TIM RHODES PROPERTIES AND TIM RHODES ELECTRIC. THE ACCIDENT IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.