Lattie D. Fretwell
84, homemaker, Town Creek
Lattie D. Fretwell died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center.
The funeral was held Friday, May 30, 3 p.m., at Lawrence Funeral chapel with the Revs. Jerry Strickland and Phil Kimbrough officiating.
Burial was in the Moulton Memory Gardens.
She was born in Lawrence County and was a member of Cave Springs Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Eugene Fretwell of Moulton and Harold Fretwell of Hatton; two brothers, P. W. Kimbrough of Trinity and Howard Kimbrough of Russellville; one sister, Mattie Clark of Russellville; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Louallen, Ronnie Tucker, Tony Berryman, Mike Redding, Audrey Kimbrough and Rayburn Pierce.
Vernon Cannon Alred
67, truck driver, Decatur
A graveside service was held for Vernon Cannon Alred on Friday, May 30, 11 a.m., at Shiloh Cemetery with Rev. Fay Tippet officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Alred died Wednesday, May 28, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Birmingham.
He was born to Arley and Hattie Barran Alred. Mr. Alred was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, Steve Alred and Darryl Alred, both of Decatur; one daughter, Beverly Alred Lindsey of Decatur; one brother, Gerald Alred of Moulton; one sister, Helen Jacobs of Augusta, Ga.; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers were George Jacobs Jr., Andrew Jacobs, Coy Alred, Jean Alred, Randy Rice and Andy Rice.
Billy Ray Sparks Jr.
41, construction worker, Huntsville
Funeral for Billy Ray Sparks Jr. was held Thursday, May 29, 2 p.m., at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home in Trussville with the Revs. Kenneth Bullard and Randy Bonner officiating.
Burial was in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens East.
Mr. Sparks died Monday, May 26, 1997, in Huntsville.
He was born in Birmingham and was self employed for 20 years.
He is survived by his parents, Billy Ray and Teeny Sparks of Cropwell; one sister, Brenda Walley of Pelham; and one brother, Bruce Sparks of Moulton.
Pallbearers were Steve Mize, Rick Mize, Mack Windham, Charlie Lewis, Woody Burke and Larry Testin.
90, homemaker, Moulton
Funeral for Lillie Michael was held Tuesday, June 3, 11 a.m., at Lawrence Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Edward Tollison officiating.
Burial was in the Rocksprings Cemetery.
Ms. Michael died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at Parkway Medical Center.
She was born in Alabama.
Survivors include three nephews, Edward Taylor of Mount Hope, Bill Taylor of St. Joseph, Tenn. and Robert Taylor of Hartselle.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Shields, Steven Shields, Rondel Trapp, Brad Trapp and Lance Wilbanks.
61, ConAgra retiree, Moulton
Funeral for Meation Ray was held Tuesday, June 3, 2 p.m., at Lawrence Funeral Home with the Revs. Ray Phillips and Don Morris officiating.
Burial was in the Old Liberty Cemetery.
Mr. Ray died Sunday, June 1, 1997, at Decatur General Hospital.
He was born in Lawrence County and was a member of Old Liberty Congregational Christian Church. He was a truck driver when he worked at ConAgra.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Ray; one son, DeWayne Ray of Moulton; and one sister, Georgia Brewington of Moulton.
Pallbearers were Billy Brewington, Marty McLemore, Felix Daniel, Lendon Daniel, John Daniel and Jerry Clemons.
Auburn "Fish Hook" Terry
76, retired carpenter, Hillsboro
Funeral for Auburn "Fish Hook" Terry, who died Monday, June 9, 1997, at his residence, was held Wednesday, June 11, at Harmony Methodist Church. The 11 a.m. service was officiated by Rev. Nelson.
Burial was in the church cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.
Mr Terry was born in Courtland to Percy and Pearl Terry.
He is survived by five sons, Fred Terry of Trinity, Windell Terry of Hillsboro, Allen Terry, Robert Terry and Dennis Terry, all of Lawton, Mich.; four daughters, Elaine Mann of Cincinnati, Ohio, Gail Harris of Lawton, Mich, Brenda Conwell of Anderson, S.C. and Pearlie Read of Lawrence, Mich.; a brother, Percy Terry of Trinity; four sisters, Minerva Brown of Moulton, Hazel Jordan of Decatur, Mich., Jean Terry of Lawton, Mich. and Faye Nichols of Town Creek; 21 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were O'Neal Terry, Pelmer Morris, Roy Grinfin, Wayne Brannon, Robert Smith, Milton Letson and Leldon Martin.
Charles Raymond Sell
Funeral for Charles Raymond Sell was held Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m., at Nichols Funeral Home chapel.
Burial was in the Piney Grove Methodist Cemetery.
Mr. Sell died Thursday, June 5, 1997, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center in Moulton.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice Sell; a son, David Charles Sell of Virginia Beach, Va.; a daughter, Bonnie Ray of Addison; two brothers, William Sell of LaBelle, Fla., and Jimmy Sell of Mudge, La.; one sister, Martha Nelson of Mudge, La.; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
John Wilbur Jackson
84, retired brick mason, Five Points
Funeral for John Wilbur Jackson was held Tuesday, June 10, 2 p.m., at Enon Baptist Church with the Revs. Johnny Huey, Gary Arnold and C. G. Reding officiating.
Burial was in the Enon Cemetery with Parkway Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Jackson died Saturday, June 7, 1997, at home after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Lawrence County to Henry and Annie McCarty Jackson.
He was former chairman of the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Dept. Mr. Jackson served on the water department board for many years. He was a member of Enon Baptist Church for 60 years and a deacon for 53 years. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Madeline Sullivan Jackson; one daughter, Wanda Jean Jackson Wiley of Five Points; one brother, Ernest Jackson of Decatur; three sisters, Hilda Tucker of Decatur and Audrey Jackson and Melba Chenault, both of Danville; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Donald Talley, Hoyt McCaghren, Loyal Livington, Tim Curtis, Don Johnson, Joe Jackson, Kenny Rutherford and Vernon Lawrence.
Raymond Ewell Parker
Raymond Ewell Parker died Thursday, June 5, 1997, at Huntsville Hospital.
The funeral was held Saturday, June 7, at Elam Baptist Church in Lawrence County with the Revs. Charles Williams and Edward Hood officiating.
Burial was in the Cheatham Cemetery with Elliott Funeral Home directing.
He was born in Lawrence County.
Survivors include his mother, Bertie Parker of Moulton; four brothers, Delmer Sherrill Parker, Kenneth David Parker and William Travis Parker, all of Moulton and Donald Wayne Parker of Decatur; three sisters, Annie Jewel Daniel and Mattie Susan Dutton, both of Moulton and Willie Merle Elrod of Danville.
Pallbearers were J. R. Jeffers, Eddie Lackey, Shane Letson, Jimmy Hill, Dan Bates and Matthias Letson.