Lona B. Mote
73, homemaker, Moulton
Lona B. Mote died Sunday, December 7, 1997, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center.
The funeral was held Wednesday, December 10, 2 p.m., at Jones Chapel Congregational Christian Church with Revs. Marvin Waugh, John Kelly and Clyde Goodlett officiating.
Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Mote was born in Lawrence County and was the widow of Chester Mote. She was a member of Owen Chapel Baptist Church.
She is survived by two sons, Carl Mote of Moulton and Bobby Mote of Arab; one daughter, Glenda Lindley of Moulton; a sister, Dorothy White of Moulton; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Chad Mote, Kevin Mote, Scott Curry, Willard Blankenship, Carl Wilson and Royal Mote.
Nicholas Shane Hopkins
Funeral for one-day-old, Nicholas Shane Hopkins, who died December 1, 1997, at Huntsville Hospital, was held Friday, December 5. The 2 p.m. service was held at Spry Funeral Home chapel with Larry Pearson and Billy Hopkins officiating.
Burial was in the K-P Cemetery.
Survivors include his parents, Joel and Robin Hopkins of Russellville; one brother, Steven Hopkins of Russellville; two sisters, Kandre Hopkins and Rebekkah Hopkins, both of Russellville.
Alvie Thomas Masterson
93, retired farmer, Russellville
Alvie Thomas Masterson died Friday, December 5, 1997, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center.
The funeral was held Sunday, December 7, 2 p.m., at Lawrence Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Carl Gaston officiating.
Burial was in the Masterson Cemetery.
He was born in Lawrence County to Posey and Willie Masterson. Mr. Masterson was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church #1.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Masterson; three sons, Royce Masterson and O'Neal Masterson, both of Russellville and Benford Masterson of Decatur; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Waymon Pace, Eddie Masterson, W.C. Dawson, Renea Payne, Roger Masterson and Willard Ray Dawson.
Adess Hill Pittman
81, homemaker, Town Creek
Funeral for Adess Hill Pittman, who died Tuesday, December 2, 1997, at Northwest Medical Center, Russellville, was held Friday, December 5. The 11 a.m. service was held at Lawrence Funeral chapel with Rev. Hollis Rutherford officiating.
Burial was in the Moulton Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Pittman was an Alabama native and the widow of George Hill. She was a member of Smyrna Baptist Church.
She is survived by a son, Bobby Joe Hill of Hillsboro; a daughter, Mary Katherine Byars of Mount Hope; four brothers, Charlie Coburn, Moulton, Harley Coburn of Leighton, Jesse Coburn and Thomas Coburn, both of Georgia; two sisters, Ruby Russelle of Russellville and Mary Glover of Virginia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Nephews were the pallbearers.
93, homemaker, Trinity
Funeral for Helen Cohn, who died Thursday, December 4, 1997, at South Morgan Health Care Center, was held Monday, December 8. The 1 p.m. service was held at Love Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Trinity with the Rev. Charles Dobbins officiating.
Burial was in the Trinity Mountain Cemetery with Reynolds Funeral Home directing.
She was born in Lawrence County to Jasper and Lela Hood Herd. Mrs. Cohn was a member of Love Chapel CME Church.
Survivors include a son, Dam Cohn of Decatur; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Aric Seth Waters
Aric Seth Waters died Saturday, December 6, 1997, at Huntsville Hospital.
A graveside service was held Monday, December 8, 2 p.m., at East Lawrence Memorial Gardens with Robbie Darnell officiating.
Survivors include his parents, Heath and Belinda Waters of Trinity; one brother, Alex Waters of Trinity; his grandparents, Fred and Donna Johnson and Dwight and Phyllis Waters, all of Trinity; and a grandmother, Maggie Owens.
Lucille Fergurson Kelsoe
88, homemaker, Danville
Funeral for Lucille Fergurson Kelsoe was held Thursday, December 4, 2 p.m., at Valley Grove Baptist Church in Speake with the Revs. Wayne Turner and Steve Kelsoe officiating.
Burial was in the Lebanon Cemetery with Parkway Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Kelsoe died Tuesday, December 2, at her residence.
She was born in Marshall County to John T. and Ida Fergurson. Mrs. Kelsoe was a member of Lebanon Methodist Church. She was the widow of Oscar Kelsoe.
Survivors include one son, Buddy Kelsoe of Speake; two brothers, J.D. Fergurson of Hartselle and Jim Fergurson of Collinwood, Tenn.; two sisters, Pauline Sewell of Hartselle and Edna Cole of Somerville; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Marty Kelsoe, Barry Kelsoe, Tony Kelsoe, John Burgess, Shaun Kelsoe and Chad Kelsoe.
Paskiel W. Kimbrough
80, salesman, Trinity
Paskiel W. Kimbrough, a Trinity resident for the past three years, died Sunday, December 7, 1997, at Decatur General Hospital.
The funeral was held at Pinkard Funeral Home chapel in Russellville with the Revs. Terry Drinkwater and Wayne Wilson officiating.
Burial was in Franklin Memory Gardens.
Mr. Kimbrough was a native Franklin County. He was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Decatur, served as deacon for 25 years and was a member of The Civitan Club. Mr. Kimbrough was a salesman for Cook's Pest Control for 12 years.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hurst Kimbrough of Trinity; two sons, Phillip Kimbrough of Russellville and Donny Kimbrough of Elkmont; two daughters, Juanita Smith of Trinity and Patricia Colburn of Decatur; a brother, Howard Kimbrough of Russellville; a sister, Mattie Clark of Russellville; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Mike Smith, Kevin Hester, Donald Myers, Edwin Kimbrough, Jason Kimbrough, Lyndell Lovett, Ashley Colburn and Jimmy Lovett.
Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Adult's Men Sunday school class of First Freewill Baptist Church of Decatur and Russellville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Freewill Baptist Church, Decatur and Russellville.
Christy Fay Williams
Funeral for Christy Fay Williams was held Monday, December 8, 1 p.m., at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Samuel Parker officiating.
Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery.
Ms. Williams died Thursday, December 4, 1997, at Decatur General Hospital.
She was born in Decatur to Paul and Belinda Williams.
She is survived by her father, Paul Williams of Hayward, Calif.; her mother and stepfather, Belinda Hames Johnson and Bryan Johnson of Hartselle; two sisters, Samantha Pepper of Hartselle and Melinda Williams of Hayward; and her grandparents, W.T. and Sylvia Hames of Moulton and Brandon Williams of Somerville; and her great-grandfather, Dallas Hames of Trinity.
Pallbearers were Randy Wright, Danny Pepper, Alton Hames, John Elliott, Joe Payne and Jeremiah Johnson.
Fred Ashford Sr.
75, maintenance worker, North Courtland
Fred Ashford Sr. died Sunday, December 7, 1997, at his home.
The funeral was held Saturday, December 13, noon, at Red Bank Missionary Baptist Church in Town Creek with the Rev. Thomas R. Sparks officiating.
Burial was in the Willingham Memorial Gardens in Courtland with Thompson and Son Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Ashford was born in Lawrence County. He was a member of Red Bank Missionary Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He worked for the City of Decatur.
Survivors include his wife, Odessa L. Ashford; one son, the Rev. Fred Ashford Jr. of North Courtland; one daughter, Sharron Edwards of Boston; one stepdaughter, Janet Allen of Courtland; and five grandchildren.
Church deacons were the pallbearers.