Morgan County Obituaries

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Allen, Joseph Homer
A Allen
Joseph Homer Allen Decatur - Joseph Homer Allen, 84, of Decatur died Sept. 11, 2004. Visitation will be at noon Wednesday with the funeral and burial following at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home and Roselawn Cemetery, the Rev. Bryan Lakey officiating. Mr. Allen served in World War II with the U.S. Army. Marshall Space Flight Center designated Mr. Allen a charter member and during his 37 years there worked on proj- ects ranging from the Nike Missile, the Redstone Rocket, the Space Shuttles and the Hubble Space Telescope. At Lockheed, he worked on the ramp to the C-130 to ensure its airtightness. He served as a Scoutmaster to Troop 301 and volunteered with the U.S. Jus- tice Department assisting mi- norities and the poor to attain the right to vote in the 1960s. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Mary Horton Allen; three sons, Terry Joseph Stewart and his wife and children of Boca Raton, Fla., Joseph Da- vid Allen of Owens Cross Roads, and Anthony Wayne Allen and his wife Ann of De- catur, and their children, Bri- an Wayne Allen of Hartselle, and Michael Curtis Allen of Maryland, and step-grandchildren, Carl Dewayne San- ford and Lisa Owens of Deca- tur; one daughter, Andrea Muriel Allen and her husband Jack Richards of Tucker, Ga.; In addition, other children were very special to him.

Bagwell, Patsy Jo
Patsy Jo Bagwell born July 26,1949 in Morgon County.Died at Decatur General Hospital in Morgon County July 3,2003.Services will be Saturday July 5,2003 at Cullman Hertiage Funeral Home with Rev.Raymond Brown & Rev.Jerry Freeman officiating.Burial in Ebenezer Cemetery Culman County,Al. Survivors are her husband Billy Ray Bagwell, two sons Chris Bagwell and Nick Bagwell & one daughter Ashley Bagwell of FalkvilleAl.her mother Mary Edith Nelson Moore,two sisters Sandra Hudgins of Falkville,Al.Diana Hargrove of Danville, brother Ronald Moore of Pensacola Fl.,Pallbearers will be Eugene Puckett,Carl Willis,Frankie Wilils,James Bagwell,and Vandon Brown.

Barclay, Robert
"The Democrat" Huntsville, AL
Aug 9, 1848
Nedra Burton
Departed this life on the 26th July, 1848, Robert Barclay, aged 85 years; born Nov. 1763, in Ireland; came with his father to South Carolina in 1769; served as a private soldier under Sumpter towards the close of the War of the Revolution, and emigrated to Tennessee in 1802, and afterwards to Morgan County, Alabama, in 1816, where he died; being one of the first pioneers who crossed the Tennessee River in Alabama. He was remarkably healthy, never having any sickness until worn out with old age; even retaining his eyesight to the last, never using a pair of spectacles; he professed religion and joined the Baptist Church after coming to Morgan County, and has left three sons and three daughters to mourn his loss. Thus has fallen the last revolutionary patriot that we are acquainted with; tho' there are doubtless many more; but the time is close at hand when the last patriot that bared his bosom to the enemies of American freedom will cease to live on earth; but the time should be long before a memory of their deeds should be lost to their survivors.

Breeding, Minnie Lee
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Hartselle Enquirer Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama
Funeral for Minnie Lee Hartselle Breeding, 72, of Hartselle will be Thursday, December 10, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hartselle Church of Christ with Phillip Hines and Dr. Andy Dukes officiating. Burial will be in Hartselle Memory Gardens with Peck Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Breeding died Monday, December 7, 1998 at her residence. She was a native of Morgan County and a member of the Hartselle Church of Christ. She was a 1944 graduate of Morgan County High School, where she was valedictorian, and a former employee of the City of Decatur Electric Department. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy Lee Campbell. She is survived by her husband, Theron L. Breeding of Hartselle, one son, Stephen L. Breeding of Franklin, Tenn.; one daughter, Elizabeth Gayle Thornton of Hartselle; 12 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Pallbearers will be Drew Breeding, Cory Williams, Ken Breeding, Mike Breeding, Wes Thornton and Shawn Breeding. Memorials will be made to Hospice of the Valley.

Breeding, Thomas Eugene
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Hartselle Enquirer Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama
Funeral for Thomas Eugene Breeding, 70, of Decatur will be Thursday, January 7, at 1:00 p.m. at New Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Smothers officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. Mr. Breeding died Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at Hartselle Medical Center. He was a native of Morgan County and a retired auto mechanic. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by two sons, Dan E. Breeding and John Breeding, both of Somerville; two daughters, Jo Rhe Taylor of Somerville and Rita Burden of Hartselle; one brother, Cois Breeding of Tuscaloosa; two sisters, Avery Murphy of Birmingham and Ruth Weaver of Eva; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Brewer, John B.
The Birmingham Age Herald
Aug 8, 1917
J. C. Brewer, aged 65, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lee Kelly, 622 Seventeenth Street. The deceased is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Kelley and Miss Wanda Brewer of Ensley, Mrs. J. W. Petty of Albany and Mrs. H. J. Jones of Decatur, and one son, John E. Brewer of Ensley. The remains will be shipped to Hartselle this morning at 12:30 o'clock for interment. Note: Initials for John and his son are incorrect; should be John B. Brewer and John T. Brewer.]

Brewer, Susan Mossie Miller
New Decatur Advertiser
July 18, 1902
Marlene Lawley
Died at her home in West Decatur Saturday, July 12, 1902, Mrs, J. T. Brewer, wife of Bond Block saloon keeper, aged 23 years, after a month of child bed fever. The remains were interred in the city cemetery Sunday afternoon, July 13th. Mr. and Mrs. Brewer recently moved from Hartselle to New Decatur. (Survivors - husband John Thomas Brewer and daughter Mattie Kathleen Brewer)

Brewer, Wanda
The Birmingham News
Mar 13, 1919
Decatur, Ala. March 13 - Special - The remains of Miss Wanda Brewer, who died in Birmingham after a short illness will be brought to Hartselle Thursday Afternoon for burial. Among the surviving relatives are two sisters here, Mrs. James Pettey and Mrs. H. H. Jones

Brown, Raymond E.
Decatur Daily January 26, 1947
Rita Birdsong
Funeral services for Capt. Raymond R. Brown, officer of the famed Rainbow Division during World War I, will be conducted by Rev. W. W. Glass of the First Presbyterian Church at 3 o'clock today at Brown's Chapel. Capt, Brown died at 5:30 o'clock Saturday morning at the Morgan County Sanatorium where he had been a patient during recent months. He was 63 years old. He was Captain of Decatur's Company E, Alabama National Guard, which was sent to the Mexican border to help quell the uprising there in 1916. Company E was part of the 167th Alabama Infantry in the first World War. When war was declared, the company was re-organized as the Rainbow Division with Brown holding the rank of first lieutenant. Later he was promoted to captain and was commander of Company E. He and the company were overseas 18 months, participating in the battles of Champagne Marne, Aisne Marne, St. Mihiel, Muse Argonne and the Alsace Lorraine sector. The company returned to this country in May, 1919, and the men were discharged the next month. Capt. Brown was beloved by the men of his company and was an outstanding here. While overseas, Capt. Brown was gassed and became ill. He never fully recovered his health and was ill for about 24 years. He came to Decatur 40 years ago from Pulaski, Tenn., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Beverly M. Brown. Surviving are his wife and one son, William Brown. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, an active and charter member of the American Legion, and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The body will remain at the home, 201 Sixth Avenue West, until 11 o'clock today when the body will be taken to Brown's Chapel. Members of the American Legion will serve as active and honorary pallbearers and will be in charge of the service at the City Cemetery. An honor guard of eight men of Company F., First Regiment, Alabama State Guard, will fire a salute at the grave. Brown Funeral Company will direct. All Legion members were asked to meet at the Legion Home at 2 o'clock today with caps.

Burleson, R. A.
Athens Post
January 14, 1870

R. A. Burleson of Morgan County, Alabama, was found dead in the woods a few days ago.

Burleson, Dr. Rufus Columbus
Abstracted from 17 May 1901 Fannin Co., Tx. "Bonham News"
Dr. Rufus Columbus Burleson d. Tuesday, a.m . at Waco, age 78; B. 7 Aug. 1823 a t Decatur, (Morgon Co.), Ala., parents Jonathan A. & Elizabeth Burleson; Father 1st cousin of Dr. Edward Burleson hero of Tx. War of Independence; Survived by wife and 2 children: Mrs. Morris and Richard A. Burleson; Educated at Nashville (Tn.) Univ., graduated 1840 Began ministry 1840; 1847 attended Baptist College at Covington, Ky.; 1848 to Texas; 1853 m. Georgia Jenkins of Independence; 1885 Baylor Univ. was moved from Independence, Washington Co., to Waco Elected president and 3 yrs. ago pres. Emeritus; Served as chaplain in CSA; At age 25, to Galveston.

Cobbs, Rev. W. T.
Hartselle Enterprise 16 Feb. 1928

Rev. W. T. Cobbs, beloved minister of Bethel and Flint Baptist churches, died at his home in Hartselle at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, February 11, following an illness of two weeks. While not unexpected, the news of Rev. Cobbs' death cast a pall of gloom over the entire community where the good man had spent the greater part of his long and useful lifr.Last summer Rev. Cobbs suffered a general breakdown in health, incapacitating him for several months. Late in the fall he regained some of his former strength and high hopes were entertained for his complete recovery, especially in view of the fact that he was again able to carry on his ministerial duties. However, this was not to be the case, Rev. Cobbs being stricken several weeks ago with the illness that resulted in death. From the first, although everything humanely possible was done to restore him to health, small hope was held out for the recovery of the faithful minister, the end coming peacefully and quietly Saturday morning, surrounded by members of his devoted family. W. T. Cobbs was born in Morgan county, near Hartselle, July 25, 1851. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1882 and from 1887 until called by death devoted his entire time to the ministry. He spent his long and active in Morgan Cullman and Limestone counties with the exception of seven years ---- 1909-1916 -- he lived in Texas and one year -- 1892 -- in Columbus, Ga., where he served the First Avenue Baptist church of that cith in the capacity of pastor. For the past nine years he had served both Bethel and Flint Baptist churches, each of which owe their thrifty condition to the energy of this untiring man of God. To the members of these two churches his death comes as a irreparable loss.Funeral services, attended by the sorrowing friends of the beloved ____ that packed the church and surrounding churchyare, were hel at Bethel at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, Rev. C. D. Boozer of...

Copeland, Anderson G.
Annual Conference Minutes of The Methodist Episcopal Church, South; 1894; page 103-104
Laurel Baty

Anderson G. Copeland was born in White county, Tenn., October 8, 1826, and died at his home near Pratt City, Ala., November 20, 1894. He was converted when he was about eight years of age, and, in his own language, he had a conscious experience of the grace of God in his heart. He was licensed to preach when quite a youth, and was admitted on trial in the Tennessee Conference October, 1848; was ordained deacon by Bishops Capers October 27, 1850; and ordained elder by Bishop Andrew October 17, 1852. In the year 1855 he located and practiced physic for sixteen years, but did not lose sight of his holy calling, for he was a faithful and zealous local preacher. At Florence, Ala., in the year 1871, he joined the North Alabama Conference and served the various charges to which he was assigned with great acceptability. About three years ago he was forced, by declining health, to take a superannuated relation. Dr. Copeland was a good man, decided in his convictions, firm in his decisions, prudent in conversation, and upright in deportment. With him religion was a divine principle enthroned in his heart, regulating his desires and disposition, and controlling his conduct. He was a true friend. He always has words of comfort and cheer for those in trouble or distress. His heart was full of sympathy and kindness. He was a good preacher, sound in doctrine, strong and convincing in logic, and full of earnestness and pathos. He was a successful preacher, and through his instrumentality many souls have been brought from darkness to light. He was a faithful pastor, visiting from house to house, doing his Master’s work. He was diligent in instructing the children, and was much beloved by them. He was a devoted husband and father. In all the relations of life he was faithful. In death he was victorious. He lived in happy anticipation of a blissful immortality. He talked and sang and preached much about heaven.

Copeland, James W.
Alabama Christian Advocate Thursday July 19, 1888
Laurel Baty

James W. Copeland was born in Yorkville District, South Carolina, on the 18th of May, 1800, and “fell on sleep” the 16th of June, 1888. My father was left an orphan in childhood, and went to Tennessee in 1818 and married Miss Elizabeth Anderson in 1820. He bought a home and settled in White county, near Heathley’s Camp-ground. Soon after marriage he and my mother became Methodists. John Kelly received them into the church and was always held in sacred remembrance by them. My father was an official member of the church till age required him to turn his responsibilities over to younger men. Then he gave advice and prayers to his brethren that was a benediction to them and to the church. Almost the last act of his life was to advise one of his grandsons how to make a good steward and class-leader. Like Paul, he held as a basic principle of religion , justification by faith; and like James, he emphasized his religion by works. In building churches, sustaining camp-meetings, feeding the multitudes, taking care of the poor, and looking after his preachers, he was ever prominent and active. Besides his own numerous family, he raised and educated nine orphans. No man was more respected by his neighbors and brethren. Such was his integrity that all honored him. The young men honored him as they honored Job in his prosperity, and went to him for counsel and encouragement. Although a man of positive convictions and free to express them, yet such was his kindness and liberality for others that he offended none. If he ever had an enemy I know it not. He was the soul of honor, and had no taste for shams. He grew in grace and perfected holiness. When age had dimmed his vision, enfeebled his step, cut him off from active duties, he grew into the rich, mellow sweetness of ripe Christian experience. He never soured, as some old men do, but like John, grew into an element of love that radiated all about him. But his life work is done. “His works follow him.” Three days before his translation brother and I received a telegram, “Come on the next train.” We knew what that meant. When we reached his room he was near the crossing. He took to his arms and glorified God that we had come. He was ready, and knew it; spoke of going to heaven as confidently as ever Paul did to Timothy. He left his blessings on us and slept quietly in Jesus. “He giveth his beloved sleep.” On Sunday morning at Forest Chapel, to a large crowd of worshipful friends, J. P. M. Woodall and his father preached an appropriate funeral sermon, and exhorted all to a life of piety and a home with “Uncle Jimmie” in heaven. Father, mother, six sisters and one brother are at rest. I am hastening on to meet them “over there.” A. G. Copeland

Copeland, Margaret A.
“Nashville Christian Advocate” August 1, 1885
Laurel Baty

Mrs. Margaret A. Copeland, daughter of William and Nancy Adair, was born in Tennessee, Sept. 27, 1805, and died near Flint, in Morgan County, Ala., April 15, 1885. Sister Copeland was a member of the Methodist Church at Johnson’s Chapel, where she was recognized as a true follower of Christ. She was the mother of five children, a step mother to nine, and also raised several orphan children, all of whom loved her, and called her one of the best of mothers. Her house was known by all that knew her to be a welcome spot for the preachers for six years [probably should be sixty]. They held meeting and preached at her house in White County, Tenn. She was very feeble for some time before she died, but her faith in Jesus was strong. A short time before she died she shouted and praised God, and sang that sweet and familiar song, “O how I love Jesus,” in just as clear a tone as one that was well. She often told her aged and bereaved husband that when she got home she would have a new tongue, and that she would praise her Maker for ever and ever. Mrs. E. M. Isley
Note: Margaret Adair Copeland is the second wife of James Wilson Copeland. Her tombstone has her year of death as 1883. There is another obituary for her in the “Alabama Christian Advocate” giving the 1885 date of death and written by her step-son A. G. Copeland.

Day, Dolly Luker
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Decatur Daily Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama
Funeral for Dolly LUKER Day, 91, Summerford Nursing Home of Falkville, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Rev. Clint Coffey officiating. Burial will be in Red Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. Mrs. Day died Wednesday, August 25th, 1999, at her residence. She was born July 31, 1908 in Morgan County to Garrison Luker and Amelia WOLFF Luker. She retired as a sales clerk at Montgomery-Ward and Pizitz in Huntsville. She was a member of the Valhermosa Springs First Christian Church, the widow of William Winfrey Day, and the mother of the late Katie Sue Day, Margaret Nell DAY Thompson, and Glenda DAY Grant. She is survived by two sons, Jack Day of Tallahassee, Florida, and Judge Bobby Day of Decatur; two daughters, Wanda DAY Young of Decatur and Mary Jane DAY Brunette of Huntsville; one sister, Virginia LUKER Meredith of Winter Haven, Florida; 23 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and eight step great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Valhermoso First Christian Church Cemetery Fund or Red Oak Cemetery in Cotaco. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Dempsey, Lois Clifton Morgan Price
Abstracted from 17 May 1901 Fannin Co., Tx. "Bonham News"
travis whitehead

Lois Clifton Morgan Price Dempsey born october 14 1912 ? (year uncertin) died on april 19 (easter) 1991 at decater general hospital from cancer is bured at shilo cemetary on highway 36 in somerville beside her 2nd husband L.C. dempsey born march 12 192? died sunday febuary 9th at 235a.m 1991 at home in valhermosa springs . Lois's first husband Erby C price is buried at shoil creek cemetary off of highway 67 in priceville the had on son Cranford Carl ( C.C. ) Price Lois and L.C. had 3 daughters Shelby Jean Dempsey Bates Frances loise ( Jody) Dempsey Stapler Haries and Beverley Grace Dempsey Whitehead Humphry Whitehead Wright a total of 8 grand kids and 15 grate grandkids and one grate grate grandkid . Lois and L.C. Have went home to be with God but will never be forgotten by all of there friends and family

Draper, Mr. David Q.
Hartselle Enquire

Mr. David Q. Draper, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of eastern Morgan County, died at his home on Monday July 16, with consumption. He was buried Wednesday at 2:00 in the family cemetery at his home in the presence of a large circle of friends.

Draper, Mr. S. B.
Hartselle Interprise

Mr. S. B. Draper died 3---1925 and is buried in the family cemetery at Talucah, Al. His funeral was attended by both white and colored people, many of the colored being his old slaves. He was born 7-7-1846, was 78 years 8 months and 11 days at his death. He served in the Confederate Army. Survivors include 2 sons, W. H. Draper of Hartselle AL and W. D. Draper of Talucah Alabama., and four daughters, Mrs. P.W. Williams of Hartselle, AL, Mrs. J.A. Overstreet of Valhermoso Springs, Al,.,Mrs. Onnie Clemmons and Mrs. Frank Murphy of Mooresville, AL. Nineteen grand-children and 5 great-grand-children.

Drinkard, Oscar Roy
Hartselle Enquier Newspaper 04/12/1980 Edition Funeral for Oscar Roy Drinkard 74 of Rt.3 Hartselle who died Friday in a Falkville Nursing Home will be Sunday at 2 p.m,at Oden Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev.Harvel Smith officiating with burial in the adjoining cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. Survivors include his wife Mrs.Claudia Drinkard of Hartselle,a sister Mrs.Ethel Williams of Trinty,Al.;two brother's,Floyd Drinkard of Cullman,Al.Ollie Lee Drinkard of Trinty.Pallbearers will be nephews,The body will remain at the funeral home untill time for the service.Mr,Drinkard was a member of Pine Burr Baptist Church. {Lawrence Cove Baptist Church].

Freeman, Bobby
Coach Bobby Freeman passed away Dec. 30, 2003, at East Alabama Medical Clinic. Coach Freeman, formerly of Somerville, was 71 years of age, an Auburn University graduate, coached at Auburn University for 10 years and played in the NFL for seven years. Coach Freeman was a devoted Christian husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Rita Freeman; two sons, Bobby Freeman Jr. and Ricky Freeman; three daughters, Kymberly Freeman, Kathie (Eidson) Freeman and Kelly (Bost) Freeman; 22 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He will be remembered and will live in our hearts forever. Visitation will be held tonight, Jan. 2, 2004, from 6 to 8 at JeffCoat-Trant Funeral Home, 1500 Frederick Road in Opelika. Church services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2004, at Believer’s Church at 2 p.m., 1415 Moores Mill Road, Auburn. Graveside services will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Auburn. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either Believer’s Church, Auburn, AL or Sandhill Bible Church, Auburn, AL. Published in the Decatur Daily on 1/2/2004.

Goodson, Betty Jeanette Berryman
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Hartselle Enquirer Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama
Funeral for Betty "Jeannette" Berryman Goodson, 69, of Lacey's Spring was Sunday, February 21st, 1999, at 2 pm at Roselawn Funeral Home with Rev. Eldridge Criscoe officiating.Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery. Mrs. Goodson died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Hartselle Medical Center. She was a native of Limestone county. She is survived by her husband, Edward "Felton" Goodson of Lacey's Spring; two sons, "Ralph" Edward Goodson Lacey's Spring and Michael Felton "Mike" Goodson of Morgan City; three brothers, Charles G. Berryman of Morton, Illinois, Douglas Berryman of Pierce, Illinois and Henry Berryman of Oklahoma; three sisters, Ann Berryman Nugent of Geraldine, Wanda Berryman Hansen and Carolyn Berryman Zahan, both of California; and one grandchild, Megan Dawn Goodson.

Goodson, James Vernon
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Huntsville Times Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama
James "Vermon" Goodson, 72, of 726 West Point Road died Monday at a Huntsville hospital. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Rescue Methodist Church. Burial will be at Rescue Cemetery with Arab Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Survivors include his wife, Mary "Mozelle" Black Goodson; one daughter, "Sherri" Lorrane Goodson Wood of Texas; two sons, "Gary" Wayne Goodson of Somerville and Randall Keith "Randy" Goodson of Decatur; one brother, Edward "Felton" Goodson of Lacey's Spring; and three grandchildren. Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m.

Grant, Glenda Day
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Hartselle Enquirer Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama
Funeral for Glenda Day Grant, 55, of Huntsville was Monday, November 30, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Davis officiating. Burial was in Red Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Grant died Saturday, November 28, 1998 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Pulaski, TN. She was a native of Morgan County and a member of First Christian Church. She is survived by one son, Charles Allen Grant of Decatur; one daughter, Karen Grant Holbert of Lynnville, TN; her mother, Dolly Luker Day of Falkville; two brothers, Bobby G. Day of Decatur and Jack Day of Tallahassee, FL; two sisters, Wanda Day Young of Hartselle and Mary Jane Day Burnette of Huntsville; and two grandchildren. Pallbearers were Scott Johnson, Tim Johnson, Pat Thompson, Ronnie Day, Shaun Day and Craig Young.

Hand, Mary Powell
Mary Powell Hand -Hartselle Enquirer
Services for Mary Powell Hand 71,of Falkville will be at 1 p.m.Sunday Aug.12,2001 at Peck Funeral Home,with burial in Bell Springs Cemetery. Peck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs.Hand died friday ,Aug.1o at Cullman Regional Medical Center.She was born Jan.20,1930 in Morgan County to Walter Powell and Daisy Thomas Powell.She was a homemaker and a member of Bell Springs Baptist Church. She was precedded in dth by her parents. Survivors include two sons Ricky Hand and Bobby Hand of Falkville;a daughter Barbara Hand Duke of Falkville,two brother's,John Powell of Cullman,and David Powel of Decartur;five sister"s,Jewell Ball,Dorthy Shaddix,Bea Murphy,Gracie Etheridge,all of Culman,and Martha Cobb of Hartselle;six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her nephews will serve as pallbearers, Visitation wioil be from 6 until to 8 art the funeral home. My note: She was also preceed in death by her husbamd of many years,Ray Hand.This was somehow left out of the obit.

Harrison, Myrtie Ree
Hartselle Enquier Newspaper March 18,1999 Funeral for Myrtie Ree Harrison 81 of Hartselle Al.,was Friday March 12 1;00 Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.Johnny Reid officiating.Burial was in Union Hill cemetery near Eva.Mrs.Harrison died Wednesday March 10,1999 at Hartselle Hospital.She was a native of Morgon County. She is survived by two daughter's,Eva Harrison of Hartselle and Nancy Griffin of West Point; one brother L.A.Turner of Cullman,Al.,one sister in law Velma Reid of God Hope,and two grandchildren.Pallbearers were Anthony Parker,Phillip Reid,Ricky Reid,Jerry Turner, and Kevin Yarbrough.

Jacobs, Maxwell Wayne
Decatur Daily Obituaries - Sun, Jan 28, 2001

Maxwell Wayne Jacobs 57, Air Force veteran Graveside service for Maxwell Wayne Jacobs, 57, of Decatur will be Monday at 3 p.m. at Mount Zion Cemetery in Cullman County with Irvin Hemmel officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6:30 to 9 at the funeral home. Mr. Jacobs died Friday, Jan. 26, 2001, at Riverside Assisted Living. He was born June 16, 1943, in Decatur. He was a veteran of the Air Force and a member of Somerville Road Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Jason Jacobs of Cullman and Christian Tyler Jacobs of Hartselle; one daughter, Cindy Deatrick of Birmingham; and one sister, Mona Graham of Decatur.

Johnson, Billy Erskine
Michelle Baker
HARTSELLE ENQUIRER Thursday, July 4, 1935
Small Son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Died Fri. Funeral rites were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Johnson's Chapel for Billy Erskine Johnson, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gurley Johnson, who died at the home on Hartselle Route 2, Friday at 12 oi'clock. The child is survived by the parents; five brothers, Elmo, Cleo, Herman, Floyd and Hollis and one sister, Wilma. Burial was directed by Drinkard- Howell.

Johnson, Gurley M.
Michelle Baker
August 30, 1968
Funeral services for Gurley McGee Johnson, 73, 1224 Grant St. SE, who died Wednesday at a Hartselle hospital, were to be 2 p.m. today at Johnson Chapel Methodist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. James I. Self will officiate. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Madgie Johnson; daughter, Mrs. Robert Woodall, Decatur; sons, Elmer Johnson, Cleo Johnson, both of Danville, Herman Johnson, Floyd Johnson, Hollis Johnson, all of Decatur; mother, Mrs. G.W. Johnson, Danville; brothers, Homer Johnson, Falkville, Kyle Johnson, Hartselle, Gill Johnson, Willie Johnson both of Decatur; sisters, Mrs. Ellis Brown, Mrs. Truman Lindsey, both of Danville; 14 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Moulton Heights Baptist Church. Active pallbearers will be Arville McKee, Alfred White, Hoyt Johnson, Kenneth Johnson, Raymond Johnson and Waymond Johnson. Honorary pallbearers will be Sam Blackwell, Harvey Hampton, Ben Lentz, W.M. Gobble, Knox McRae and Homer F. Shelton. Funeral arrangements by Guntharp Funeral Home.

Johnson, Mrs. Madgie
Michelle Baker
DECATUR DAILY Wednesday, December 3, 1969
Funeral services for Mrs. Madgie Lee Johnson, 75, 1224 Grant St. SE, who died Tuesday at a local hospital, will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Johnson's Chapel, Lamar Ingle officiating, burial in the adjoining cemetery, Guntharp Funeral Home directing. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert Woodall, Decatur; five sons, Elmer Johnson, Danville; Herman Johnson, Cleo Johnson, Floyd Johnson, Hollis Johnson, all of Decatur; a sister, Mrs. Maggie King, Decatur; 14 grandchildren; three great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be nephews. The body will remain at the funeral home until one hour prior to services when it will lie in state at the church.

Jones, Irene Winton
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Decatur Daily Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama
Funeral for Irene Winton Jones, 81, of Somerville will be Wednesday at 2 pm at Center Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. W.L. Cole officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. Mrs. Jones died Sunday, January 17, 1999 at Huntsville Hospital East. She was born September 5, 1917 in Morgan County to Zack and Buna Vester Winton. She was a housekeeper at the former Hartselle Hospital and was a member of the Center Springs United Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Kendall G. Jones of Somerville; one daughter, Frankie Rhoden of Somerville; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Tommy Luker, Gary Dobbs, Robert Freeman, Anthony Winton, B.J. Winton, and I.C. Winton.

Key, Mrs. Elizabeth
Huntsville Weekly Independent January 2, 1875

Died on November 1, 1874, Mrs. Elizabeth Key, wife of Pleasant Key. Was 81 less six days. Member of Methodist Church. Born and married in Campbell County, Virginia, and moved to Morgan Conty, Alabama, in 1824. Sister of Luke and Samuel Matthews.

Lyle, Vera Idalee Martin
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Hartselle Enquirer Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama
Funeral for Idalee M. Lyle, 93, of Falkville was Friday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Debbie Wade officiating. Burial was in Center Springs Cemetery. Ms. Lyle died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Falkville Nursing Home. A native of Clay County, she was a former teacher, having taught at Six Mile School, Gravel Ridge School and Cotaco Junior High. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1985, and a former member of Antioch Methodist Church for 31 years. She is survived by one daughter, Jackie Glover of Decatur; one sister, Frances Harwell of Decatur; two grandsons; and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mile Martin, John Martin, Truman Glascock, Greg Glascock, Earl Holt and Tim Sharp

McCrary, George Washington Friday June 5, 1953 Cooper, TX
Donna Bartholow
Funeral services for George W. McCrary 88 were held at 2 PM Monday at the Methodist Church in Pecan Gap with the pastor, Rev. J.B. Hibbert, and Rev. A. R. Morgan of Leonard in charge. Burial was made in the Pecan Gap Cemetary by Wilson's Funeral Home of Leonard. Mr. McCrary died May 31. He was born in Hartselle, Alabama, Feb 15, 1865, and was former resident of Pecan Gap. Survivors include his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Emma Cummings, Dallas, Mrs. Mae Grounds, Leonard, Mrs. Ethel Garrett, Hurst, Mrs. Clayton McKinney, Honey Grove, and Mrs. Mary Ozment, Tonkowa, Oklahoma: three sons, A.E. Mccrary, Leonard, Conried McCrary and Alvis McCrary of Dallas, 21 grandchildren & 26 great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Olen Grounds, Hoyt Houston, Donald McCrary, Bobby Joe Cummings and Kenneth Garrett.

McCrary, Thomas Marion Thomas Marion
Donna Bartholow
Thomas M. McCrary, 88, a former Pecan Gap citizen, died late Wednesday of burns suffered when he had a heart attack and fell while burning grass a week ago. He was found some time afterward by Negroes passing by a lot, his clothes being almost burned off. His death occurred at 6 PM Wednesday in Wolfe City Community Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Church at Ladonia with Rev. T. A. Minga of Burkburnett assisted by Rev. Crandall Hunt of Ladonia, Delta Funeral Home made interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Ladonia. Mr. McCrary, a retired farmer, would have been 89 years old, Nov. 22. He was born in Morgan County, Alabama in 1861. Survivors are his wife and these children: Henry McCrary, Rockwall; Jobie McCrary; and Mrs. Cora Castle, Ladonia; Mrs. Irene McNutt, Dallas; Mrs. Minnie Shelton, Honey Grove; Mrs. Mabel Braddock, Howland; and Mrs. Mae Martindale, San Diego, Calif, besides 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and five great, great grandchildren and one brother George McCrary, Leonard.

McCutcheon, Glenda Sue Grantland Owens
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Evergreen Courant, Evergreen, Conecuh County, Alabama
Funeral services for Mrs. Glenda Sue GRANTLAND McCutcheon, 57, of Evergreen, Alabama were held Saturday, December 14, 1996 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Peck Funeral Home with Rev. Truman Shaddrix officiating. Burial was in Hartselle Memorial Gardens with Peck Funeral Home directing. Mrs. McCutcheon died Wednesday, December 11, 1996 at Vaughn-Evergreen Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a native of Morgan County, Alabama born December 15, 1938. She was manager of the Shell Food Mart in Evergreen, and was state licensed in cosmetology. Active in many school activities, for many years she was Class Mother at Sparta Academy several years, and the area's Boy Scouts of America Den Leader and District Master. She is survived by her husband, Billy Elliott McCutcheon of Evergreen; one son, Christopher Billy "Kris" McCutcheon of Evergreen; two daughters, Phyllis Jeannae Kwanja Owens of Enterprise and Vonnie Valeria Owens Willis of Somerville; her father, George Odis Grantland of Northport; her mother, Valerie Claudine LYLE Grantland Stanley of Hartselle; one brother, Harold Keith Grantland of Chicago; two sisters, Betty Zane Pannell of Decatur and Shelby Jean Jackson of Hartselle; and two grandchildren, Judge David "Judd" Meriwether and Julia DaVonna Davis both of Somerville.

McDaniel, John
Early Florence, AL newspapers
Karen Stewart
MCDANIEL, John of near Danville--10 FEB 1885 issue of "The Banner"--Age 79

McDaniel, Velma
Mary (McDaniel) Simerly
VELMA (SIMPSON) MCDANIEL,daughter of Benjamin M. Simpson and Mary Burt both of Morgan County Alabama,was born b. April 07, 1920, in Morgan County Al. Passed from this life on November 07, 2000. Services were held at Goddard Funeral Home in Reynolds Taylor County Georgia, Services conducted by Reverend Sidney McLeod, with concluding services at Hillcrest Cemetery in Reynolds Taylor County Georgia.

McLain, D.F.
D.F.McLain Died in Tuscaloosa Hospital Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Haleyville Baptist Church for D.F.McLain 78 former resident of Morgon County who died Friday vening at a Tuscaloosa Hospital.Mr.McLain is survived by four daughters Mrs.N.J.Sibley of Russellville,Al.Mrs. John Waites of Brillant,Al.Mrs.Daisy Fleetwood of Miami,Fl. Mrs Bill Coates of Tusa Ok.& five son's;G.H.McLain Falkville Al.,Will McLain Tulsa Ok.,Howard McLain of Rio Grande Tx. Paul & Richard McLain of Dan Antonia Tx. The Masonic Lodge is in charge of the services. Note:They left my grandmother out of the obit as a daughter Mrs.Burnie Houston of Falkville,Al.Shoud read Felix Duncan McLain,not D.F.He died 07/10/1936

McLain, Paul D.
Decatur Daily - 11/28/1958
Paul D.McLain 63 of Wadworth St.S.E.died Thursday at 1:45 in a local hospital where he had been a patient fot two days.Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11:45 at Westside Presbyterian Church.Rev.Clarence L.Shelby,pastor officiating.Burial will be in City Cemetery.Brown of Decatur directing.Body returned from funeral home to home of his daughter,Mrs.Ralph Jones this morning.It will remain there untill 9:45,It will then be taken to the Church and lie in state untill 11:00. Mr.McLain is survived by his wife Vivian Dean McLain and three daughters Mts.Glenna Dee Jones of Decatur Al.,Mrs Jewell Smith of Decatur, Mrs.Mary Stevenson of Hartselle,Al. Three brothers,Hub McLain of Athens Al., Howard McLain of Yoakan,Tx.Richard McLain of Los Angeles,Calf.three sister's Mrs Burnie Houston of Falkville,Al.,Mrs.Neal Sibley of Russelville,Al.and Mrs.John Waites of Winfield, Al. Note:Paul McLain died Nov.26,1958 & is buried in Roselawn Cem.Decatur,Al. not Decatur City.He was the son of Felix Duncan McLain & Mary Ann Flannagin McLain.

Mooney, Carlton James

June 23,2004
Funeral for Carlton J.Mooney 78 of Pinson,Al. was Saturday June 26,at 1 Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro.Bennie Waid and Bro. Johnny Alred officating. Burial was in Larence Cove Cemetery. Mr.Mooney died wendesday,June 23,2004 at his residence.He was born, August 16,1925 in Morgan County to John Mooney and Florence Taylor Mooney.He was a member of First Baptist Church of Pinson..He was a vetern of World War 2 where he served in the United States Army. He is survived by his wife Sarah Mooney of Pinson,one son;John Mooney and wife Stacy of brother; Talmadge Mooney of Hartselle,one sister; Earsel Puckett of Eva, and one grandson Brandon Mooney. Note: Carlton recieved 2 Purple Hearts, along with several other medals.

Moore, C.L. John Henry "Clemon"
Funeral for C.L.Moore age 68 of Route nu,ber 3,Falkville will be saturday at 2 Bell Springs Baptist Church.Rev.Horace Chambers,Rev.Millard Mann,and Rev.Leroy Simmons officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mr.Moore died April 2,1964 at 12;30 a.m at a local hospital.Surviving are his wife Mrs,Lera Moore Route 3 Falkville,three daughters,Mrs. Sarah Mooney of Pittsburg,Ind,Mrs.Ester Vest Route 3,Falkville,Al.and Mrs.Johnnie Mayhugh of Bowling Green,Ky.,two son's;Howard and William Moore both of Route 3 Falkville,11 grandchildren;four sister's;Mrs.Cora Gray of Halleyville,Al.,Mrs.Ruth Blevins Sommerville, Al.Mrs.Dora Hudgins Route 1 Falkville,and Mrs.Monroe Hester of Homer.La.two brother's Sherman Moore Beownsboro,Tn.,and Ronder Moore Halleyville,Al.Nephews will serve as palbeares.

Moore, Howard D.
Hartselle Enquier-1/23/03 Funeral for Howard D.Moore 80 of Falkville,Al. who died Jan.16,2003 ay his residence was Saturday Jan.18,2003 at 1;00 Peck Funeral Home with Rev,Raymond Brown andRev,Jerry Freeman officiating.Burial was in Bell Springs Church Cemetery.Mr.Moore was a native of Morgon County,he retired from Young Door Manufacturing Company where he worked in production.He was a member of Bell Springs Church.He is survived by his wife Mary Edith Moore;one son,Ronald Moore of Pensacola,Fl.,three daughter's.Patsy Bagwell and Sandra Hudgins of Falkvillem Al.,Diana Hargrove of Danville,Al.,one brother,William F.Moore of Falkville,Al.two sister's.Sarah Mooney of Pension,Al.,& Johnnie Faye Mayhugh of Bowling Green,Ky.10 grandchildren,and four great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be nephews.

Moore, Mrs.Lera Savannah Turner
Hartselle Enquier ,April 27,1987--Funeral for Mrs.Lera Moore 89 of Pension,Al.will be today at 2 p.m.Fairview Church of God with the Rev.Milan Deckieh officiating.Burial wil be in Bell Springs Church Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. Mrs.Moore died Monday at her daughter Sarah Mooney's residence.She was a member of Bell Springs Church and a native of Morgon County. She is survived by two son's Howard & William Moore of Falkville,Al.three daughters;Sarah Mooney of Pension,Al.,Ester Vest of Falkville, Al.,& Johnnie Faye Mayhugh of Bowling Green sister Caludia Drinkard of Hartselle,Al., 12 grandchildren and 18 Gr-Grandchildren. Pallbearers were to be John Mooney,Frankie Vest,Randy Moore,Timothy Moore,Shannon Scott & James Hudgins

Moore, Vista Aline
Small daughter of Mr.& Mrs,Moore Died Little Vista Aline Moore age 4 died this morning at Benevolent Hospital following burns recieved at her home at Eva Route One wednesday morning.She is survived by her parent's Mr.& Mrs.Clemon Moore Eva Route 1,two brother's Howard & William Moore,three sister's Sarah, Ester & Johnnie Faye Moore all of Eva Route 1. a Paternal grandmother Mrs.Lucy Moore of Hallyville,Al.Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Lawrence Cove Baptist Church with the Rev.Horance Chambers officiating.Burial will be at Lawrence Cove cemetrey with Pek directing. Aline was born in Morgon Co.Al.Lawrence Cove Community Oct.22,1936 & died March 27,1940 in Morgon Co.

Morris,Florence Thelma
Funeral for Florence Thelma Mutphy,88,of Falkville was Thursday March 1 at 7 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev.Lindsey Hendon officating.Burial was in Jones Cemetery.Mrs.Morris died Wednesday,Feb. 28,2001 at Hartselle Medical Center.A native of Morgan County,she was a member of Piney Grove Christian Church since 1929.She was a homemaker and the widow of Roy Morris.She is survived by two sons, Frank Morris and Ernest Morris;both of Falkville;two daughter's, Kathern Morris Ray of Decatur,and Jo Helen Morris Wilson of Hanceville;four grandchildren and eight gr-grandchildren.Pallbearers were John Foote,Norman Foote,Eric Ray,Keith Ray, Jim Wison.and Mark Wilson.

Murphy,Lillian Beatrice
Hartselle Enquirer.1/15/2004 Edition
Funeral or Lillian Beatrice Murphy,84 of Vinemont,was Friday Jan.9,2004 at Williams -McCrackern Funeral Home with the Rev.Howard Wolf and Rev.Brian Murphy officating.Burial was in Bethsadia Baptist Church Cemetery.Mrs,Murphy died Tuesday Jan.6,2004 at Hartselle Medical Center.She was born Dec.13,1919 in Morgan County to Walter Powell and Daisy Thomas Powell.She was a homemaker and lunchroom cook at Vinemont School.She was preceeded in death by her husband;Thad Murphy,one daughter;Myra Alma Murphy,two son's;Odean Murphy and Huey Murphy. She is survived by two son's;Oneal Murphy and wife Margaret of Falkville,Earl Murphy and wife Connie of Hartselle,two daughter's; Thelma Harris and husband Gerald,Kay Blevins and husband George all of Cullman,two brother's;David Powell of Decatur and John Powell of Cullman,four sister's;Gracie Etheridge of Breman,Jewell Ball, Martha Cobb and Dortha Shaddix all of Cullman,10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, and special care giver Eulene Burks.

Odean G.Murphy,28,Route 2 Falkville,died Monday Sept.29,1969 in the Hartselle Hospital. Funeral Services will be held today.Oct.1st.from the Ebenezer Baptist Church with the body lying in state from 1 till 2 p.m.Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery with Moss Funeral Home directing.Mr.Murphy is survived by his wife,Mrs,Glenda Gale Murphy,two daughters, Tammy Mrphy and Kimberly Murphy,his mother Mrs.Lillian B.Murphy,two sisters,Mrs.Thelma Harris and Kay Murphy,three brother's,Oneal Murphy,Huey Murphy and Earl Murphy.

Oldacre, Hazel Couch
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Hartselle Enquirer Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama
Funeral for Hazel COUCH Oldacre, 85, of Somerville was Saturday, July 17, 1999, at New Canaan Baptist Church with Reverend Eldridge Criscoe officiating and Arab Memorial Chapel directing. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Oldacre died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at her residence. She was a native of Marshall County and a member of New Canaan Baptist Church. She was the widow of Lorimer Oldacre. She is survived by two sons, A.Q. Oldacre of Somerville and Joseph Lowell "JOE" Oldacre of Kuantan, Malaysia; one daughter, Brenda OLDACRE Keen of Orange Park, FL; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Owens, Dorothy Dimple FLACK(w/picture)
Phyllis Jeannae Kwanja Owens
Dorothy Dimple FLACK Owens, 88, of Somerville (Morgan County) died Saturday, July 2nd, at her residence after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure. Mrs. Owens was born on April 3rd, 1917, in Morgan County as an only child to Theodore Robert "Mr. Thee" Flack and Fannie May THOMAS Flack. She was married to Lester Bert Owens, who preceded her in death. She worked at Redstone Arsenal in the 1940s, and then spent the remainder of her life as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and good neighbor in her community. Before her illness she attended West Point Church. She lived her entire life in the West Point Community. She was a homemaker, a gardener of vegetables, plants, trees and flowers, a preserver of canned and put up fruits, relishes and vegetables, a seamstress of clothing sewn without patterns but with homemade newspaper cut patterns, a wonderful cook and a loving caregiver of her family and community. She and her husband Lester loved to dance and were excellent dancers. They had been described many times as "poetry in motion". She is survived by her daughter: Patsy Gayle OWENS Bruce Hughey of West Point; 10 grandchildren: Phyllis J. K. OWENS of Enterprise; Vonnie V. OWENS of Gulf Shores; and David W. Bruce, Darlene HUGHEY, Dennis W. Hughey, Debbie HUGHEY Thomas, Diane HUGHEY Burgett Jackson, Shannon Johnson, Timothy W. Owens and Tracey J. Owens all of Morgan County, Alabama; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a cousin Allen "Bud" Thomas of Valhermosa Springs. She was preceded in death by two sons, Bobbie Delano Owens and Lonnie Verne Owens; and one grandchild Tabatha Gail OWENS; and two great-grandchildren, Kristi Kwanja DAVIS and Dustin Wayne Burgett. She lay at rest in her home at 1560 West Point Road on July 5th until taken to the church for viewing on July 6th from 1 to 2pm. Funeral services were at 2pm Wednesday, July 6th, 2005, at West Point Baptist Church, with Harry Saint and Eldridge Criscoe officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery, with Arab Memorial Chapel directing. Pallbearers were David Bruce, Donnie Hughey, Mark West, Tracey Owens, Tim Owens, Shannon Johnson, Brad Lawrence, Judge Meriwether. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Hughey (enroute home from Iraq), Blake Bruce and Christopher "Kris" Meriwether-McCutcheon.

Parker, Loyd
Decatur Daily/ 09/22/1964
HARTSELLE - Loyd Parker 71, Huntsville 2, died Monday at 2 a.m. at Veterans Hospital in Birmingham. Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the New Salem Chruch. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery with Peck directing. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jewel Budd, Lake Wales, Fla.; and Mrs. Ada Vada White, Huntsville 2; two sons, Billy Parker, Arcadia, Fla; and Thurman Parker, South Haven, Miss; one brother, W. T. Parker, Arcadia, Fla; 10 grandchildren. Mr. Parker was a World War I veteran. The body will remain at the funeral home until time for services.

Perry, Willie 'Don'
Decatur Daily Tues, Oct 16, 2001
Funeral for Willie " Don" Perry, 72, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Brown officiating. A graveside military service will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. Mr. Perry died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at his home. He was born May 31, 1929, in Cullman County to Clifford Perry and Alma Belle Bryant Perry. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Roma Perry; one son, Steve Perry of Decatur; one daughter, Dona Kurland of Kennesaw, Ga.; and three grandchildren.

Pike, Mrs.Madgie Pike
Mrs.Madgie Pike----Funeral Services were Sunday ar 2:30 Oden Ridge Baptist Church for Mrs.Madgie Pike 69,Eva 1.Rev.Jack Phillips officiating and Pck Funeral Home directing burial in Pine Burr Cemetery.Mrs.Pike died Friday at 12:10 a local hospital. Survivors incluude her husband Asa Pike Eva Rt.1,one daughter, Mrs.Jewell Puckett, Gleen Allen,Va.three son's,Homer Pike of Falkville Al. Free Pike of Hartselle,Al.,Rt.3,and J.L.Pike of Detroit,Mich.eight grandchildren;three sister's, Mrs.Lera Moore of Falkville Rt.3,Mrs.Ara Turner and Mrs.Claudia Drinkard of Hartselle Rt.3 and one brother,Serling Turner of Cullman,Al.Pallbearer's was J.B.Matthew,Ed Evans,Noah Oden,Avery Drinkard,and Edward Vincent.Mrs.Pike was a member of the Baptist Church.

Sandlin, Randolph
Funeral services for Randolph Sandlin, 78, Falkville 2, will be conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at McKendree Methodist Church. Burial isto follow in Herring Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. Mr. Sandlin died Saturday at 5 p.m. in Block -Chandler- Hall Hospital. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Pearl Sandlin, Falkville 2; two daughters, Miss Ruby Sandlin and Mrs. Claude Scott, both of Falkville 2, and one brother, Bland Sandlin, Hartselle 1. Mr. Sandllin was a member of the McKendree Methodist Church.

Sandling, Nicholas
Early Florence, AL newspapers
Karen Stewart
SANDLING, Nicholson of near Danville--10 FEB 1885 issue of "The Banner"--Age 81

Sharp, Miss Clara
From "Sunnyside Smiles"
Miss Clara Sharp, daughter of Mr. A.J. Sharp, died on the 4th of July. She had been sick for a long time, and death was a relief to her from her pain and suffering. About three weeks since, Mr. Thomas F. Sharp, a young man full of hope and promise of the same family, died.

Sharpe, Isaac Deloney
From The Decatur Daily
I. D. Sharpe, 69 years of age, passed away after a brief illness at his residence, Decatur Route 2, Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The deceased is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Walter Burleson and Mrs. Lonnie Shinpoc, of Decatur; Mrs. Will Thompson, of Detroit, Michigan, and Mrs. John Harris, of Akron, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Mary Francis, of Somerville, and two brothers, J. H. Sharpe, of Texas, and J.G. Sharpe of Arkansas. Funeral services will be held by Rev. John R. Turner at the residence at 1:30 Thursday afternoon. Interment will be made at Mr. Tabor, four miles east of Hartselle, at 4 o'clock, Priest in charge. The following will be active and honorary pallbearers: Nick Pepper, E. Laxton, John Halbrooks, John Winton, J.A. Putman, Ernest Howell, D. Halbrooks and John Standley.

Smith, Walter C.
Crystal Smith
The Lewis County Herald, Hohenwald, TN Vol. LXIV, No. 13, Thursday, May 29, 1963 Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Mr. Smith Walter C. Smith, 85, died Saturday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Johnny Odom of Swiss Colony after a long illness. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home with Rev. B.F. Webb officiating. Burial was in Downey Cemetery. A native of Morgan County, Alabama, Mr. Smith had made his home in Lewis County most of his life. He was a retired farmer of the Little Swan Community. Mr. Smith was married to the former Jennie Spears 61 years ago. Surviving are his wife, eight daughters, Mrs. Odom, Mrs. Fannie Conner and Mrs. Cecil Conner of Hohenwald, Mrs. Lula Hughes of Paducah, Kentucky; Mrs. Lenora Burnett of Clinton, Missouri; Mrs. Vernell Myatt of Dickson; Mrs. Audie Lucas of Livonia, Michigan; two sons, Clayburn C. Smith and Alfred Smith of Hohenwald; two half-sisters, Mrs. Alma Shann and Mrs. Carrie Pollock of Hohenwald, one half-brother, Ed Hill of Hot Springs, Arkansas; forty-five grandchildren and thirty-one great grandchildren.

Sparkman, Nancy
Nashville Christian Advocate, March 28, 1885
Laurel Baty

Mrs. Nancy Sparkman, daughter of James W. and Elizabeth Copeland, was born in White County, Tenn., June 14, 1822. Sister Sparkman professed religion and joined the Methodist Church in the year 1840, in which she lived a consistent member until her death. She was married to Lewis Sparkman in 1843, and died near Flint, Ala., Dec. 23, 1884, from pneumonia. Her body was deposited in the Forest Chapel cemetery on Christmas-day. She was sick only a few days, but bore her intense suffering with great patience. She was the mother of twelve children, five of whom have gone to live in a bright world beyond this vale of tears, where she has now gone to reunite with them. The seven children that are left here to mourn with her bereaved husband and aged father are all members of the Church. Sister Sparkman was conscious to the very last hour of her life, and begged her children not to weep for her, that she was not at all alarmed at death, nor afraid to die. She was a kind, indulgent mother; a loving and devoted wife; a precious grandmother to her many grandchildren. Our Church has lost a faithful member.Mrs. E. M. Isley

Stanley, Valerie "Claudine" LYLE
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Valerie "Claudine" LYLE Grantland Stanley, 88, of Priceville kept her appointment with God on Tuesday, December 13th, 2005. She passed after a lengthy battle with cancer while a patient of Falkville Health Care. She was born September 8th, 1917 in Morgan County, the eldest daughter of Harry Floyd Lyle and Dora Edna Breeding Lyle of Somerville. Her only living sibling is Myrtis Lyle (of Decatur). She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Lottie Belle (Lyle); her brothers, Leo, Leroy and Cleemon (Lyle); two of her children Glenda Sue Grantland Owens McCutcheon and Harold Keith Grantland. She was first married to George Odis "Ode" Grantland and later married Woodrow Stanley of Chicago; both deceased. (She is a grandchild of Edward Wesley Lyle and Anna Levisa Grantland Lyle, and John Mason Breeding and Mary Louisa Whitten Breeding.) Claudine worked for many years in Chicago before returning home to work at, and retire from, Automatic Electric Huntsville. Claudine's grandchildren are Radford, Ricky and Leslie Fay Pannell, Phyllis and Vonnie Owens, Judy, Laura, Tammi and Keith Grantland, and Joey and Brandy Jackson. She has eighteen great grandchildren (Vonnie's children: Christopher Billy Meriwether/McCutcheon, Judge David Meriwether, "Kristi" Kwanja Davis and Julia DaVonna Davis; Radford's children: Chance and Sawyer Pannell; Judy's children: David and Tiara Jesse; Joey's child: Dillon Jackson; Ricky's children: Michael and Mathew Pannell; Leslie Fay's children: Whitney and Briana Ball; Laura Lee's children: Stephani, Marissa and Walter Sawka; Keith's child: Bryan Grantland; and Brandy's child: Taylor Steele) and six great great grandchildren (Judge's children: Sarena Kendra and Kristen Ciara Meriwether; Tiara's children: Joshua Keith, Ruby Lynn and Andria Rachelle Duncan; and Michael's child: Justin Pannell). Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hartselle Memory Gardens where she will be interred next to her daughter Sue with Peck Funeral Home directing.

Stevens, Makyna Grace
Makyna Grace Stevens,9 month old daughter of Priceville will be Tuesday,Dec.11, 2007 at 11 Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Brian Hawkins and Chris Presnell officating. Burial will be in Cornith Cemetery in Cullman County.Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 9 p.m at the funeral home. MaKyna Grace,our sweet baby girl was born Feb.27,2007 at Decatur General Hospital.She was called.home on Saturday Dec.8,2007.During her short stay here,she touched and blessed many lives. Survivors include her parents Kevin Stevens and Brandie Murphy Stevens;one sister Jordon Stevens of Priceville;grandparents Earl & Connie Murphy of Hartselle;Pam & Jeff Hadley of Joppa and Douglas Stevens of of Somerville; and great-grandparents Myrtle Thompson of Priceville;and Dorthy and Wayne Stevens of Somerville. Pallbearers will be Earl Murphy [PaPaw] and Kevin Stevens [daddy]. In lieu of flowers te famiy request memorials be made to the United Cerebral Palsy Fund.

Sybert, David
Susan Peterson
Alabama Enquirer, November 14, 1895 - David Sybert, son of James and Mirinda Sybert, died September 09, 1895, age 13 years, with malarial fever. He was buried at Forest Chapel Cemetery, Rev. W. C. Woodall conducted the burial service.

Sybert, Martha Ann
Susan Peterson
The Alabama Enquirer, August 08, 1895, The death angel has lighted again in our midst and taken one of our most lovely members, sister Martha Ann Sybert. She was born Oct. 14, 1859, and departed this life July 29th 1895. She was buried at Basham Chapel.

Sybert, Solomon
Susan Peterson
New Decatur Advertiser, May 20, 1904, Neel News, Solomon Sybert, an aged and highly respected citizen of Neel, died May 14, 1904, with pneumonia. He lived a consistent member of the Baptist Church for a number of years. He was a brave Confederate soldier and also a true worker for Christ. On the 16th he was laid to rest at Hopewell Cemetery by the side of his wife, who had a few years ago preceded him to the grave.

Syberts, Mrs. A.J.
Susan Peterson
The Alabama Enquirer, August 01, 1895, Mrs. A. J. Syberts died at here home near Hartselle, on July 29. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She left a husband and three children. Burial took place at Basham Chapel

Syberts, James F.
Susan Peterson
New Decatur Advertiser, October 11, 1906, South Town News - James F. Syberts was born June 14, 1848, died October 02, 1906. He leaves a wife and four children. He married Miss Marinda Sparkman January 05, 1878. She died July 14, 1887. He has four children dead. He was married August 07, 1889, to Miss Celia Locke. He joined the M.E. South in the year 1873 and lived a Christian Life. He was loved by everybody. His remains were laid to rest in Forest Chapel Cemetery on the following day. Revs. J.P. Woodall and A.B. Wilson conducted the funeral services.

Tapscott, L. W. (Warner) Nashville, AR. Saturday, January 17, 1925
Robert L. Tapscott
L. W. (Warner) Tapscott, aged 63 years, died at the family home in this city Thursday morning, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at the First Baptist church, conducted by the Rev. M. R. Gaddis, followed by interment in the Nashville cemetery, the funeral being directed by Skillern's. Mr. Tapscott, with other members of his immediate family, moved to Nashville from Morgan county, Ala., about 20 years ago, since which time he has lived here and successfully engaged in farming. He was a man of unusual quiet demeanor, a very likeable disposition, and one who was always anxious to lend a helping hand where it was needed. While he was never aggressive, he was a man of high moral courage and was always to be found in the ranks of those who were for the betterment and upbuilding of the country. He is survived by by two sisters, Mrs. Chas. Copeland and Miss Lattie Tapscott of this city, F. F. Tapscott of Springfield, La., and Joe Tapscott of Texas. The News joins in extending deepest sympathy to the bereaved relatives.

Thomas, David Washington
Hartselle Enquirer Thurs Dec 12, 1935
Patricia Thomas Hill
D.W. Thomas Died At Lacon Home Friday D.W. Thomas, 75, died at his home on Lacon Route 1 on December 5. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Ed Higdon Friday by Rev. John Railey and interment was made in the Higdon cemetery near Lacon. Mr. Thomas is survived by his widow, Mrs Cynthia Thomas, 10 children and 31 grandchildren. The active pallbearers were Comer Brown, Homer Brown, Clarence Brown, Clamkens Brown, Coots and Edgar Jeffres. Honorary pallbearers were Dewey Holmes, J.T. Holmes, Mitchell Hirsle, Harris Monk, Will Monk, Walter Brown, Alton Brown and Jack Carden. The flower girls were Beulah Boucher, Pearl Powell, Louise Thomas, Ethel Vest, Annie Vest and Eva Thomas.

Thomas, Vernon A. "Bill"
Phyllis J. K. Owens
Hartselle Enquirer Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama
Hartselle-Funeral for Vernon A. "Bill" Thomas, 77, of Hartselle was Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Walter Blackmon and Norman Whittoon officiating. Burial was in Hartselle City Cemetery. Mr. Thomas died Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Hartselle Medical Center. He was a disabled World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Hartselle. He is surved by his wife, Martha H. Thomas of Hartselle; and one brother, Allen Thomas of Cotaco. Pallbearers were Johnny Chandler, Hamil Lawrence, Don Pouncey, Scotty Stinson, Larry Thomas and Randy Thomas.

Turner, Miss Arie L.
Hartselle Enquier Newspaper 01/17/1974 Edition - Miss Arie L.Turner Funeral services for Miss Arie L.Turner Route three Hartselle,Al.who died Monday Jan.14th at her residence were Wednesday at 2:00 p.m,at Pine Burr Baptist Church with Rev.Phillips officiating.Peck Funeral Home directed burial in Lawrence Cove Cemetery.Survivors include two sister's,Mrs.Claudia Drinkard of Hartselle, Al.Mrs.Lerie Moore of Falkville,Al.and several nieces and nephews.Nephews were pallbearers.Miss Turner was a member of Pine Burr Baptist Church. Note:Alot of the older generation called Lawrence Cove Church -Pine Burr

Turner, Mrs. H.F.
Hartselle Enquier Newspaper 07/29/1937 Mrs.H.F.Turner age 70 died Monday morning at 7 o'clock at her home on Eva Route 1.Mrs, Turner who was well know in her community had been ill three week's,Surviving are one on;Sterling Turner,two daughter's Mrs.Clemon Moore,and Mrs.Asa Pike.Funeral rites was conducted Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at Lawrence Cove Church with Rev.Robert Wilson officiating.Burial was in the adjoining cemetery. directed by Drinkard-Howell Funeral Home. They left out two daughter's in this printing Miss Ara & Miss Claudia Turner

Turner, Harvey Franklin
Hartselle Enquier Newspaper-Harvey Franklin Turner Died on Sunday Afternoon,Funeral Services for Harvey Franklin Turner 78,who died at 4 o'clock Sunday afeernoon,at his home on Eva Route 1 were conducted ar Lawrence Cove Churc at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon by the Rev.Horace Chambers.Burial was at Lawrence Cove Cemetery directed by Drinkard-Howell Funeral Home.Surviving are four daughter's Mrs.Lera Moore,Mts.Maggie Pike, Misses Arie and Claudia Turner;one son SterlingTurner,a sister,Mrs.Martha May,one brother Zack Turner;12 grandchidren. Note:Harvey Turner was bon in Lafayette Co.Miss.March 10,1862 and died in Morgon Co.Al.April 29,1939.Misprint in paper read Harry F.Turner.

Turner, John Walter
Decatur Daliy Newspaper 06/30/1958
Funeral Services for John Walter Turner 69 of Decarur were conducted at 3 at 16th.Ave Baptist Church with the Rev.Padgett C.Cope officiating.Burial was to be in City Cemetery,brown Funeral Home directing. Mr.Turner died saturday at 5;30 Nungester Clinic.He was a retired textile worker ana a Vetern of World War 1. He is survived by his widow Henreitta Turner Decatur,three daughter's,Mrs,Grady Teague of Florence,Al.,Nrs.June Neely of Nansville,OH. Mrs.Paul Synder of Plainsville,OH,four son's, Newell Turner of Cullman,Al.,Delmon Turner of Decatur,Al.,J.E.& J.W. Turner both of Plainsville,OH.three brother's,Harvey Turner of Gadsden,Al.,Mathis Turner of Brooksville,Al., and Jess Turner of Somerville,Al.,and 15 grandchildren. Pallbearers were to be Luther Warren,Curtis Kelly,Euin Mills,Edward Blakenship,Charles Bussey & Charles Slaten.

Turner, Zackariah B.
Hartselle Enquier Newspaper Zackariah P.Turner 85 who died at his home at Somerville Route 1,Sunday morning at eight o'clock will be laid to rest Tuesday. born 01/20/1858 & died 10/20/1958 Mr.Turner hd been ill some time. The deceased is survived by his wife,five daughter's Mrs.J.W.Tolley of Ashville,Al.Mrs. Dewey Crow of of Somerville Route 1,Mrs. Albert Baker of Somerville Route 1,Mrs. Gene Shadix of Somerville Route 1,Mrs,G.F. Cooley of Decatur,seven son's;J.A.Tuner of Somerville 1,O.L.Turner and A.R.Turner of Danville,Al.Route 3,.E.L.Turner of Decatur,Al., Alton Turner of Deatur,Irby and Doyle Turner of Somerville Rt.1,one sister Mrs,Martha Mays of Boaz,Al.,45 grandchildren.Funeral rites will be conducted at New Center Tuesday at three o'clock by Rev.Hugh Mitchell and interment in adjoining cemetery. Note:This was Zackariah Bennett Turner Jr. There was a misprint of Zack P.

Vest, Mrs. Annie
April 7,1888
The Hartselle Enquirer
Pam Harbison

Mrs. Annie Vest, wife of Mr. D.W. Vest, died April 2nd, 1888 at the home of her father Cap't W.G. Spears, near town, with consumption. Her funeral services were held at the Methodist Church. She was buried in the Hartselle Cemetery. She leaves a husband, two little children, a father and mother.

Vest, Ester
Hartselle Enquier---Funeral for Ester Vest 68 retired seamtress of Falkville,Al.will be Tuesday at 2 p.m.with Rev.Milan Dekich officating.Burial will be in Jones Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.The family will recieve friends tonight from 6 till 9 at the funeral home.Mrs.Vest died Sunday Oct.22. 1995 at Parkway Hospital.She was born March 24,1927 in Morgon County.She wasa member of Fairview Church of God.She is survived by one son Frankie Vest of Falkville, daughter Connie F.Holt of Falkville,two brother's,William & Howard Moore of FalkvillemAl.two sister's Sarah Mooney f Pension,Al.& Johnnie F.Myhugh of Bowling Green,Ky.and 5 grandchildren & two gr-grandchildren

Vest, Mr. Robert Sr.
Abt 1797/5 Jul 1863
Alabama Enquirer
Pam Harbison

Between the two Flints, Robert Vest lived, and raised a large family. He was a most excellent man, industrious, economising, and honest as a proverb. When he was an old man, I heard him say his corn crib and smoke-house never was empty, nor had he bought a pound of meat or a bushel of corn. His farm was self-sustaining. He lived and died oweing no man anything. He raised a large family of good men and women. William Vest, his eldest son, owns his own home and is one of the county's best citizens. H.N. Vest of Center Springs, is another son. He is a man of great energy and independant thought. An excellent man and true friend. Obediah Vest was a brother of Robert Vest. Sr. and lived near him. He was an honest man, but not so thrifty as his brother. Obid was terribly afraid of snakes. This his brother knew, and took delight in alarming him. On one occasion on the way to the creek, Robert got behind Obid and ran his fishing cane by the side of him and cried "snakes". Obid sprang into the air expecting the fangs of a rattler. On seeing the ruse, he cried "look here Bob, if you don't quit that foolishness, you will have somebody bit." Mr Vest loved a little amusment, but in every way was a gentleman. Buried: Moss Chapel Cemetery, Morgan Co., Alabama

Vest, Mrs. Susan Frances
Susan Peterson
January 01, 1942 Mrs Susan Frances Vest died at her home in Little Rock, Arkansas, Tuesday at the age of 72. The body will arrive in Decatur, Friday at 2:30 p.m. and will be taken to Moss Chapel near Hartselle where services will be held, Browning directing. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W.O. Sybert, and a son Floyd, of Birmingham, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Vest, Mrs. Tempy
2/2/1850 - 8/1/1938
Pam Harbison

Mrs. Tempy Vest, aged 88, beloved Morgan County resident, passed away this morning at 8:30 o'clock of pneumonia at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E.L. Proctor, Hartselle route one. Mrs. Vest is survived by two daughters, Mrs. D.L. Puckett of Hartselle and Mrs. Proctor; six sons, Walter of Hartselle route 2, Prentiss and Douglass of Hartselle route 3, E.I. and Rivers of Decatur route four, Monroe of Decatur, 41 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at Johnson's Chapel Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock by Rev. William Warren and Rev. R.D. Messerschmidt. Sons will be pallbearers and granddaughters will handle the flowers. Peck will direct.

Waddell, Mrs. Julia
Marilynn; Erline W. Ballew
Decatur Daily = January 27, 1947
Funeral services for Mrs. Julia WADDELL will be conducted by Rev. Bethea Stedham @ 2 o'clock today @ Shoal Creek Church. The funeral cortege will leave the residence @ Sixth Avenue South @ 1:15 today. Mrs. Waddell died @ 1:30 o'clock Sunday morning @ Decatur General Hospital where she had been a patient for a short time. Surviving are two (2) granddaughters; Mrs. James R. Morgan and Mrs. D. C. Martin. Two (2) grandsons; Clifford A. Parker and Billy Morgan and one great granddaughter, Betty Ann Martin. Grandsons will be the pallbearers and granddaughters will have charge of the flowers. Burial will be in Shoal Creek Cemetery. Brown directing.

Woodall, Robert
Michelle Baker
DECATUR DAILY Saturday, May 24, 1941
Robert L. Woodall, aged 80 years, passed away early Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gurley Johnson, 1010 Jackson street. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Maggie King of Danville route two; two sons, Berry Woodall, Alabama City; 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Johnson's Chapel by Rev. C.L. Cobb, pastor of the Sixteenth Avenue Baptist church. Interment will be made at Johnson's Chapel, McAfee, Howell and Young directing. The following will be pallbearers: Floyd Johnson, Lewis Woodall, Herman Johnson, Bud Woodall, Cleo Johnson, Elmer Johnson. The following will handle flowers: Ruby King, Frances Powers, Wilma Johnson, Thelma Rhodes, Martha Dell King, Fannie Elkins and Lillie Belle Powers.

Woodall, Sallie
Michelle Baker
DECATUR DAILY Wednesday, December 12, 1928
Mrs. Woodall Dies At Her Rural Home Mrs. Sallie Woodall, 69 years of age, passed away at her residence on Hartselle, route 2. The deceased is survived by her husband, Robert Woodall; two sons, R.G. and W.D. Woodall, of Hartselle, route 2; two daughters, Mrs. M.L. Gurley, of Hartselle, route 2, and Mrs. W.M. King, of Austinville; eleven grand- children and a number of other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at Johnson's Chapel, interment being made at the same place, Priest directing.

Worley, Jershua Thomas
Rita Birdsong
The Decatur Daily January 16, 1924
Funeral services are announced today for Mrs. R. L. Worley at 2 o'clock today at the residence of her brother E. L. Thomas, whose residence is at the corner of 4th Avenue and Johnston Street, Albany Mrs. Worley died at her residence on Second Avenue late yesterday following three weeks illness with pneumonia. The deceased is survived by her husband and four sons, John, Floyd, Clarence and Lee. Four brothers survive her, I. B. Thomas of Birmingham, E. L. , J. R., O. J., and J. D. Thomas, all of the Twin Cities. Three sisters survive the deceased, Mrs. Lee Ingram of Pulaski, Tenn., Mrs. Kittie Carden of Albany and Mrs. Sallie Rogers of Oneonta. The services are to be conducted by Rev. Noble R. Edwards, pastor of the First Christian Church and by Rev. A. H. Manley, pastor of the Westside Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Worley was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church and greatly beloved by all who knew her. The pall bearers announced are: E. D. Whitman, R. E. Chandler, W. M. Davidson, T. A. Caddell, J. P. Matlock and W. E. Sivley.

YARBROUGH, Charlie Lee
73, Limestone County native
ATHENS - Funeral for Charlie Lee Yarbrough, 73, of Athens will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Peoples Funeral Home with the Rev. Clifford Mayes officiating. Burial will be in Smithfield Cemetery in Elkmont. The family will receive friends Monday night from 7 to 8 at the funeral home. Mr. Yarbrough died Thursday, Feb. 15, 1996, at home. He was born Feb. 11, 1923, in Limestone County. He is survived by his wife, Laura Yarbrough; six sons, James Yarbrough of Prospect, Tenn., Johnny Yarbrough, Charles Yarbrough, Jessie Yarbrough, Walter Yarbrough and Darrick Yarbrough, all of Athens; one daughter, Geneva Malone of Athens; three brothers, Walter Yarbrough and George Yarbrough both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Beasley Yarbrough of Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Nina Provens and Lilian White, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Laura Stinnett of Athens.

YARBROUGH, Henry/h3>
DECATUR DAILY, Sunday, December 21, 1980
VINEMONT - Funeral for Henry Yarbrough, 71, of Vinemont Rt. 2, who died Friday at Cullman Medical Center, will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Mount Zion Methodist Church, the Rev. Mr. Freemon officiating, with burial in the adjoining cmemtery, Higdon Funeral Home directing. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Harriett Drake Yarbrough; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Sexton and Mrs. Patsey Lancaster; four sons, Fred Yarbrough, Frank Yarbrough, Russell Yarbrough and Ronald Yarbrough; three brothers, Eugene Yarbrough, Luther Yarbrough, and Sidney Yarbrough; two sisters, Mrs. Audrey Pigg and Mrs. Ethel Coots; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild. The body will remain at the residence until time for service.

YARBROUGH, James Elizah
HARTSELLE ENQUIRER, Thursday, June 20, 1957
Funeral services were held this Thursday morning at 11 o’clock for James Elizah Yarbrough, 73, who died Tuesday at 12:40 p.m. at his home in Moulton Heights following a long illness. Services were held at Brown Funeral Home Chapel, Decatur, conducted by the Rev. Charles Adams, the Rev. E. M. Barnes, Jr., and The Rev. W. H. Queensbury. Interment followed in the Decatur City Cemetery. Mr. Yarbrough was a former employee of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, having 30 years service with the company. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Kate Yarbrough; three daughters, Miss Margaret Ann Yarbrough, Miss Mary Evelyn Yarbrough and Mrs. Thomas I. Holland, all of Decatur; three sons, James I. Yarbrough, Hartselle, Paul M. Yarbrough, Florence, Bayne Yarbrough, Decatur; one sister, Miss Lala Yarbrough, Decatur. Nephews server as pallbearers.

YARBROUGH, James Inman
DECATUR DAILY, Sunday, December 5, 1993
HARTSELLE - Funeral for James Inman Yarbrough, 74, of 416 Pine St. will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Hartselle with the Rev. Clinton Busler and the Rev. Em Barnes Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Hartselle City Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Peck Funeral Home in Hartselle. Mr. Yarbrough died Saturday at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative board and as a church trustee. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an instructor at Calhoun Community College for 37 years and he owned a retail business in Hartselle for 35 years. Memorials should be sent to First United Methodist Church in Hartselle. He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Yarbrough; two sons, Charles I Yarbrough and James E. Yarbrough, both of Hartselle; a brother, Edward Bayne Yarbrough of Decatur; three sisters, Margaret Ann Fieger, Mary Evelyn Donham and Betty Fieger, all of Decatur, and three grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Sim Howell Jr., James Taylor, Horace Broom, Robert Stephenson, Howard Fowler and Dr. W. C. Duncan.

YARBROUGH, Luella Carnes
DECATUR DAILY, Tuesday, April 23, 1996
88, homemaker CULLMAN - Funeral for Luella Carnes Yarbrough, 88, of Cullman will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Moss-Terry Funeral Home with the Rev. Shirley Witcher officiating. Burial will be in Bell springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 5:30 to 9 at the funeral home. Mrs. Yarbrough died Monday, April 22, 1996, at her home. She was born May 30, 1907, in Cullman County to Alfred and Mary Turney Carnes. She was a homemaker. She was the widow of John Sidney Yarbrough. She is survived by one daughter, Doris Terry Driver of Vinemont; three sisters, Mertis Morgan of Morgan County, Cordie White of Cullman and Cora Lee Holmes of Vinemont; 12 grandchildren.

DECATUR DAILY, Friday, September 13, 1991
Graveside service for Mary Ellen Yarbrough, 84, of 1433 Columbia Circle S.E. will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Decatur City Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Grant officiating and Brown Service Funeral home directing. Mrs. Yarbrough died today at Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham. She was a member of Central Methodist Church and was the widow of H. Tinsley Yarbrough. She is survived by two sons, T. E. Yarbrough of Greenville, N.C., and Steve Yarbrough of Birmingham; one sister, Margaret Hayes of Athens; and five grandchildren. Grandsons and nephews will be pallbearers.

YARBROUGH, Mellie Olivia
DECATUR DAILY, Thursday, July 26, 1934
Mrs. Melllie Yarbrough, 47, passed away Wednesday a short time after being brought to Benevolent Society Hospital from her home at Town Creek, where she had been seriously ill for sometime. Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 10 o’clock at the Town Creek Christian church with Bro. N. F. Harding, of Columbia, Tenn., saying the service. Interment will follow at Town Creek cemetery, Highsmith directing. Active pallbearers will be: Pink Key, Charlie Key, F. S. Knouff, R. B. Preuitt, E. E. Ethridge and John Haddock. Mrs. Yarbrough was a member of the Christian church and beloved by numbers of friends in Lawrence county. The deceased is survived by her husband, T. D. Yarbrough, three sons, Ernest, Emmett and Clifton, of Town Creek; two daughters, Mrs. Malcolmn Streater of Town Creek, and Mrs. Tom Masterson, of Decatur and one granddaughter. Four sisters are among the survivors, Mrs. Charles Bragg of Moulton, Mrs. E. R. Alexander of Moulton, Mrs. J. L. Jetton, Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. O. R. Harris, of Memphis. One brother, R. W. Alexander, of Moulton, Mrs. Yarbrough’s death occasioned sorrow in Lawrence county where she was well known for many years.

DECATUR DAILY, Monday, April 15, 1991
Graveside service for Nina Yarbrough, 75, of 1614 Somerville Road S.E. will be Monday at 4 p.m. at Decatur City Cemetery with the Rev. Brooks Barkley officiating and Brown Service Funeral Home directing. Miss Yarbrough died Saturday at Decatur General Hospital. She was a retired civil service worker. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Yarbrough and Lepha Jolly Yarbrough. She is survived by one sister, Kathleen Y. Pendleton of Hendersonville, Tenn.

DECATUR DAILY, Sunday, October 11, 1992
Funeral for Ona Lee Jennings Yarbrough, 72, of Decatur will be Tuesday at noon at Garner Memorial C.M.E. Methodist Church with the Rev. W.H. Walker officiating. Burial will be in Curry’s Chapel Church Cemetery in Valhermoso Springs with Reynolds Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Yarbrough died Thursday at Decatur General Hospital. She was a member of Garner Memorial C.M.E. Methodist Church where she served as a stewardess, missionary and prayer service leader. She is survived by her husband, Collier Ford Yarbrough; one son, John A. Yarbrough of Decatur; three daughters, Beatrice Lee of Harlingen, Texas, Isabella Wilson of Germany and Nora Porter of Fayetteville, N.C.; one stepson, S.T. Yarbrough of Town Creek; one brother, Eddie Lee Jennings of Dayton, Ohio; one sister, Emma Burge of Detroit; and 11 grandchildren. Members of Garner Memorial C.M.E. Methodist Church and friends will serve as pallbearers.

DECATUR DAILY, Monday, July 20, 1936
Robert A. Yarbrough, well known Decatur citizen died at 12:10 this morning at his home in suburban Moulton Heights after an illness of three months. Services will be conducted from the residence at 3 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev. T.H. Wilson and the Rev. W.W. Coffey, with burial following at City cemetery in charge of Brown. Mr. Yarbrough is survived by two daughters, Miss Lala Yarbrough, Moulton Heights; Mrs. H. G. George, Sterling, Va., two sons, Herbert and J. E. Yarbrough, of Moulton Heights; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Sims and Miss Mattie Yarbrough, Mayfield, Ky., a brother, M. V. Yarbrough, of Paris Tenn., and a number of grandchildren. Pallbearers will be: Judson Stockston, E. L. Jolly, J. M. Byars, Thos. Prosser, Floyd Barnes and C. L. Inman. Mr. Yarbrough who came here in 1887 from Mayfield, Ky., to make his home was for years an employee of the L & N Railroad Company at the local shops. Later he was engaged in agricultural pursuits.

HUNTSVILLE TIMES, Monday, September 26, 1983
DECATUR - Mrs. Sally Yarbrough, 93, of Lafayette Street, Decatur, died Thursday at Decatur General Hospital. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Harper Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Church Cemetery with Reynolds Funeral Home directing. Survivors include three sons, Freeman Yarbrough of Detroit, Mich., and Coy Yarbrough and Layman Yarbrough, both of Florence; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

DECATUR DAILY, Saturday, June 17, 1939
W. H. Yarbrough, 50-year-old former Decatur resident, was found dead in bed at 4:30 this morning at the home of a sister, Mrs. Kate Oldham, 300½ 46th street, Fairfield. Death was believed caused from a heart attack. Short services will be held at Drinkard-Howell funeral home at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon and concluding rites and burial will take place at Isom Chapel in Limestone county. Rev. W. L. Spearman will officiate. Surviving are two brothers, L. R. Yarbrough, Decatur; E. D. Yarbrough, Clanton, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Conn, of Athens and Mrs. Oldham.

Yeager, Mr.
Early Florence, AL newspapers
Karen Stewart
YEAGER, Mr. of Hartselle--22 SEP 1885 issue of "The Banner"

Young, Mrs. W. G.
Patrick W. Scoggin
Mar 9, 1917
Mrs. W. G. Young Dies Suddenly At Her Home
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock for Mrs. W. G. Young, well known resident of Tenth Avenue, West Albany, who died suddenly last night at 6:30 o'clock. Mrs. Young, had she lived but a few days more, would have been 70 years of age. She had been ill sometime, but yesterday appeared to be much improved and was sitting up in bed talking to her son, Frank when she suddenly complained of feeling faint and died before medical aid could reach her. Rev. H. M. Stevenson, pastor of the First Methodist church, Decatur, of which Mrs. Young was a member, will conduct the funeral services to- morrow afternoon from the residence. Interment will be made at Oakwood cemetery here. The pallbearers will be: Sam Foster, Collins Brown, W. R. Lewis, C. C. Robertson, Z. Thimble and Frank Chandler. Besides her husband and three sons, Frank, Gardener and Raymond, Mrs. Young is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Nolen, of Prospect, Tenn.; Mrs. Mary Thomas, of Texas; one brother, Kit Scroggins, of Texas; two nieces, Mrs. W. L. Hatchett and Mrs. H. W. Chandler, of Albany.

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