William "Bill" Titus III
58, retired steel worker, Moulton
Funeral for William "Bill" Titus III was held Saturday, April 5, 2 p.m., at Elliott Funeral Home with the Revs. Jackie Shelton and Jerry Strickland officiating.
Burial was in the Old Mount Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Titus died Thursday, April 3, 1997, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center.
He was born in Colorado to William Darwin Titus II and Betty Kilmer Titus. Mr. Titus was retired from Correctional Equipment. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Olena Titus; five sons, Donald Issac of North Carolina, and Danny Ray Hill, Shawn Hill, Thomas Benjamin Hill and Quenton Peoples, all of Moulton; two daughters, Pepper Lynn Titus of Moulton and Trudy Douglas of Texas; two brothers, Steven Titus of Florida and Tim Titus of Nebraska; one sister, Tana Stephenson of Lubbock; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Frankie Banister, Jeffrey Banister, Lee Borden, Harland Dale Peoples, Jason Adams and Frank Kilgore.
James "Fice" Edward Carter
53, construction worker, Town Creek
James "Fice" Edward Carter died Monday, March 31, 1997, at Columbia Medical Center Shoals after a car accident in Leighton on March 28, 1997.
The funeral was held Friday, April 4, 11 a.m., at First Missionary Baptist Church in Town Creek with the Rev. B. W. Lecorn officiating.
Burial was in the Jones Cemetery in Town Creek with Thompson and Son Funeral Home directing.
He was born in Town Creek. Mr. Carter was a U.S. Marine veteran and a member of First Missionary Baptist Church in Town Creek.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Wendell Bynum of Decatur and Derrick DeShawn Carter of Leighton; his father, Wilbur Crayton of Courtland; two brothers, Henry Wallace Carter of Birmingham and Charles L. Carter of Louisville, Ky.; two sisters, Dorothy C. Wright of Muscle Shoals and Annie Jean Townsend of Toledo, Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Zelma Brackin Hatton
77, homemaker, Town Creek
Funeral for Zelma Brackin Hatton, who died Tuesday, April, 1, 1997, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital, was held Thursday, April 3, at Lawrence Funeral Home. The 11 a.m. service was officiated by the Rev. Ron Winterburg.
Burial was in the Moulton Memory Gardens.
She was born in Lawrence County to Charles Abner and Zora Brackins.
Mrs. Hatton was a member of Sanderson Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Quinton Hatton; five daughters, Wilda Lowry of Leighton, Helen Frost, Sue Johnson, Gail Thrasher and Karen Weems, all of Town Creek; one sister, Velma Thompson of Decatur; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Raymond Frost, Dewey Thrasher, Phil Lowrey, Dale Weems, Dale Kidd and Johnathan Thrasher.
Lillian Naylor Shelton
80, homemaker, Moulton
Funeral for Lillian Naylor Shelton was held Wednesday, April 9, 11 a.m., at Elliott Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jackie Shelton officiating.
Burial was in the Moulton Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Shelton died Monday, April 7, 1997, at National Healthcare in Moulton.
She was a native of Lawrence County and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Miles Naylor.
Survivors include one son, Bobby Lee Shelton, Moulton; six sisters, Daisy Kendri of California, Vivian Naylor, Gearldine Key, Sherry Seabrook, Mary Spillers and Margaret Jackson, all of Moulton; seven brothers, Clellie Naylor of Atlanta, Ga., Irvin Naylor of Decatur, Carl Naylor, Windell Naylor, Roger Naylor, Marshall Naylor and Hoyte Naylor, all of Moulton; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Jeff Shelton, Brandon Shelton, Baron Shelton, Blain Shelton, Billy Shelton and Steven Key.
50, welder, Moulton
Johnny Robbins died Monday, April 7, 1997, at his residence.
The funeral was held Wednesday, April 9, 2 p.m., at Aldridge Grove Church of Christ with Kyle McWorter and Ray McWorter officiating.
Burial was in the Cheatham Cemetery with Elliott Funeral Home directing.
He was born in Moulton to Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Robbins.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia; a daughter, Francis Robbins of Morgan County; a son, Johnathan Robbins of Lawrence County; two sisters, Faye Robbins White and Janice Wheeler, both of Lawrence County; two brothers, Joe Robbins and J. C. Robbins both of Lawrence County; and one grandchild.
Pallbearers were Ronald Johnson, Greg Robbins, Brooks Owens, Terry Wheeler, Boots Curtis and Jesse Owens.
William R. Blaxton Sr.
75, retired iron worker, Muscle Shoals
William Robert Blaxton Sr. died Sunday, April 6, 1997, after an extended illness.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 8, 3 p.m., at Colbert Memorial chapel with Brother Don Miller officiating.
Burial was in the Circle of Love Mausoleum, Colbert County Memorial Gardens in Tuscumbia.
He was a life long resident of Colbert County. Mr. Blaxton was a member of First Baptist Church, Sheffield and was a decorated veteran of World War II, having received two Bronze Stars and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster. He was also a member of VFW, a 32nd degree mason in the Masonic Lodge in Tuscumbia, the Scottish Rite, the Shriners and was a 56-year member of the International Iron Workers Local 477.
Survivors include his wife, Lola Redding Blaxton; three sons, W. R. "Bobby" Blaxton Jr. of Huntsville, Julian "Buddy" Blaxton, Florence and Ronald Gary Blaxton, Sheffield; one stepson, Will Stutts, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Diane Owens of Huntsville; four sisters, Elizabeth Kelso, Decatur, Lennie Jeffreys, Hatton, Betty Davis, San Antonio, Texas and Robbie Klein, Sheffield; one brother, Julian Ray Blaxton of Haleyville; four grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Masons.
Honorary pallbearers were Dan Smith, Donnie Carson, Richard Ward and Barry Dickerson.
Lee Carlton Hood
66, Law. Co. Exch. retired truck driver, Mt. Hope
Funeral for Lee Carlton Hood was held Thursday, April 10, 2 p.m., at Union Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. Amos Hood and Steve Hood officiating.
Burial was in Union Hill Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Hood died Tuesday, April 8, 1997, at Decatur General Hospital.
He was born in Lawrence County and was retired from Lawrence County Exchange after 24 years of service.
Survivors include his son, Patrick Adair of Decatur; two daughters, Patsy Simpson and Kathy Porter of Mount Hope; his mother, Mable Johnson Hood of Town Creek; five brothers, Robert Hood Jr., Edwin Hood, Curtis Hood and Donald Hood, all of Town Creek and Harold Hood of Courtland; two sisters, Josephine Parker of Town Creek and Nadine Cameron of Mount Hope; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Jackie Hood, Jamie Hood, Brian Hood, Ronnie Hood, Bobby Hood and Hershel Hood.
John M. Burchel
88, retired farmer, Town Creek
Funeral for John M. Burchel, who died Thursday, April 10, 1997, at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, was held Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m., service was held at Lawrence Funeral chapel with the Revs. Mark Wakefield and Elmer Fowler officiating.
Burial was in the Providence Cemetery.
Mr. Burchel was born in Tennessee to Tom and Willie Burchel.
He was a member of Providence Baptist Church, a 50 year member of Hatton Masonic Lodge #879 and a member of Eastern Star.
Survivors include his wife, Alpha Patterson Burchel; three sons, Thomas Burchel of Athens, Roy Burchel of Decatur and Charles Burchel of Indiana; five daughters, Helen Varnell of Florida, Mary Brown, Beatrice Burchel and Betty Allmiller, all of Louisville, Ky. and Grace Dunlevy of Ohio; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Funeral arrangements for Cora Gholston, who died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at National Health Care in Moulton, will be announced by Reynolds Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements for Mattie Lee, who died Thursday, April 10, 1997, at her residence, will be announced by Reynolds Funeral Home.