Rachel Thrasher McCay
68, hairdresser, Hillsboro
Funeral for Rachel Thrasher McCay of Hillsboro was held Sunday, June 8, 2 p.m., at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Nicky Pressnell officiating.
Burial was in the Roselawn Cemetery.
Mrs. McCay died Thursday, June 5, 1997, at University Hospital in Birmingham.
She was born in Lawrence County and was a member of the Austinville Church of Christ. Mrs. McCay was a hairdresser in Decatur for 30 years.
Survivors include her husband, Wallace McCay; one son, Joel McCay of Decatur; two daughters, Donna Pearce of Speake and Cathy Breeding of Hillsboro; one brother, Gilbert Thrasher of Decatur; two sisters, Elizabeth Davidson of Alabaster and Ruby Stage of Madison; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be sent to the Leukemia Society.
James B. Holderfield
69, railroad retiree, Moulton
Funeral for James B. Holderfield was held Saturday, June 7, 2 p.m., at Rideout's Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. E. T. Waddell officiating.
Burial was in the Roselawn Cemetery.
Mr. Holderfield died Wednesday, June 4, 1997, at Huntsville Hospital.
He was born in Morgan County. Mr. Holderfield retired from Southern Railroad after 42 years of service. He was a member of Rising Sun Masonic Lodge No. 29, York Rite Masonic Bodies of Decatur, Shrine Temple, Decatur-Lawrence County Shrine Club and Eagles Club of Huntsville.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Holderfield; two daughters, Jean Roberts of Franklin, Tenn. and Martha Jane Stone of Brandon, Fla.; one brother, Frank Holderfield of Moulton; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Masons were the pallbearers.
Opal Lee Johnson
Opal Lee Johnson died Monday, June 9, 1997, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital.
The funeral was held Wednesday, June 11, 3 p.m., at Lawrence Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Miller Tittle officiating.
Burial was in the Providence Cemetery.
She was born in Woodbine, Ky.
Survivors include two daughters, Connie Black of Russellville and Brenda Stewart of Moulton; two sisters, Bernice Sheppard and Carrie Mils, Ill.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Annie Belle Runager
93, homemaker, Trinity
Funeral for Annie Belle Runager, who died Friday, June 13, 1997, at Parkway Medical Center Hospital, was held Sunday, June 15. The 2 p.m. service was held at Rideout's Brown-Service Funeral Home with Greg Standridge officiating.
Burial was in the Caddo Cemetery.
Mrs. Runager was born in Arkansas. She was a member of Caddo United Methodist Church and the Midway Homemaker's Club. Mrs. Runager was the widow of Joe Runager.
Survivors include two sons, Hollis Runagerof Decatur and Bill Runager of Trinity; two daughters, Opal Looney and Lorene Sims, both of Trinity; one brother, Lowell Standridge of Decatur; one sister, Pearl Kyle of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons were the pallbearers.
Tonya Lynn Langham
29, Wayne Farms employee, Town Creek
Tonya Lynn Langham died Thursday, June 12, 1997, at Medical Center Shoals in Muscle Shoals.
The Funeral was held Monday, June 16, 1 p.m., at Thompson and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Joseph Marshall officiating.
Burial was in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery at Leighton.
She was born in Moulton.
Survivors include three sons, Jordan Langham, Justin Langham and Jacombie Langham, all of Town Creek; her father, Robert Watkins of Florence; her mother, Annie Marie Langham of Town Creek; one brother, Joseph Langham of Town Creek; and two sisters, Laressa Jackson of Huntsville and Brandy Langham of Town Creek.
Cousins were the pallbearers.
William O. Swims
57, retired sawmiller, Moulton
Funeral services for William O. Swims were held Monday, June 16, 2 p.m., at Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Dotson officiating.
Burial was in the Cave Springs Cemetery.
Mr. Swims died Saturday, June 14, 1997, at home.
He was born in Lawrence County to Charlie Newton Swims and Maudie Lee Harris Swims.
Survivors include his wife, Freda Swims; one son, Junior Swims of Moulton; five daughters, Lora Garrison of Haleyville, Mary Tyler of Moulton, Pam Nolen of Danville, Wanda Mears of Hatton and Patricia Jones of Double Springs; one brother, Wendal Swims of Moulton; three sisters, Ruby Martin and Wanda Swims, both of Double Springs and Truby Horton of Moulton; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Randy Mears, Willard Nolen, Larry Garrision, Dwight Tyler, Keith Jones and Bobby Scott.
92, homemaker, Muscle Shoals
Funeral for Helen Jones, who died Thursday, June 12, 1997, at her residence, was held Saturday, June 14, 2 p.m., at Elliott Funeral Home. Hoyt Nelson and Charlie Britnell officiated.
Burial was in the Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Jones was born in Lawrence County and had lived in Muscle Shoals for the past three years. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son, R. L. Key of Muscle Shoals; one sister, Corine Porter of Florida; and two stepgrandchildren.
Pallbearers were Clinton Hardin, J. D. Cross, Bill Mitchell, Jim Mitchell, Doug Wallace and Robbie Johnson.
Willard Wilton Sivley
75, farmer, Trinity
A graveside service was held for Willard Wilton Sivley, Tuesday, June 17, at Morris Chapel Cemetery with Elliott Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Sivley died Sunday, June 15, 1997, at National Healthcare Center in Moulton.
He was born in Lawrence County and was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include two brothers, Willis B. Sivley and Rubert Sivley, both of Trinity.
Bessie B. Gillespie
90, Plant City, Fla.
Funeral arrangements for Bessie B. Gillespie, who died Friday, June 13, 1997, in Plant City, will be announced by Parkway Funeral Home.
Rev. L. B. Voss
71, Baptist minister, Hillsboro
Funeral for Rev. L. B. Voss is today (Thursday) June 19, 2 p.m., at Lawrence Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Ray Phillips, Clyde Goodlett and Jr. Hale officiating.
Burial is to be in the East Lawrence Memorial Gardens.
Rev. Voss died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, at his residence.
He was born in Lawrence County to Bill and Sadie Goodwin Voss. Rev. Voss was a Baptist mimister for 38 years. He was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and the Korean War. Rev. Voss was also retired from Reynolds Metal Co.
Survivors include his wife, Hilda Jones Voss; two sons, Danny Voss of Hillsboro and Joe Voss of Decatur; a daughter, Donna Voss of Hillsboro; a sister, Billie Jo Morgan of Hillsboro; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers are to be Danny Voss, Joe Voss, Brad Voss, Virgil Jones, Jim Jones and John Jones.
Deacons of Smyrna Baptist Church and Preacher Brethern will serve as honorary pallbearers.