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Lawrence County, Alabama Obituary Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in the Moulton, Town Creek, North Courtland, Courtland, and Hillsboro areas.)
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Lawrence County, Alabama Obituary Collection

Lawrence County, Alabama Obituary Collection - 7

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Date: Tuesday, 15 March 2011, at 10:49 p.m.

Elvin Louis Bolan

75, retired painter, Jasper
Funeral for former Moulton resident, Elvin Louis Bolan, was held Tuesday, April 22, 2 p.m., at Elliott Funeral Home chapel with Wallace Owens officiating.

Burial was in the Providence Cemetery.

Mr. Bolan died Sunday, April 20, 1997, in Jasper.

Survivors include his wife, Julia Bolan; one daughter, Carolyn Hugley of Muscle Shoals and two stepdaughters, Jewell Brooks of Jasper and Freda Hall of Prattville; two sons, Dale Bolan and Donald Bolan, both of Decatur and one stepson, Eudon Bailey of Moulton; a sister, Lucy Mae Conti; one grandchild; and four stepgrandchildren.

Pallbearers were Brian Hill, Jeff Hill, Bryan Hill, Waylon Hugley, Buddy Cole and Bobby Bolan.

James Parker

83, Town Creek

Funeral arrangements for James Parker, who died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at Shoals Medical Center, will be announced by Lawrence Funeral Home.

Anna Belle Etheredge Neal

73, retired postmaster, Town Creek

Funeral services for Anna Belle Etheredge Neal were held Wednesday, April 30, 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church of Town Creek with the Revs. Charles Richards, Sandra Locke-Godbey and Phil Russell officiating.

Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery in Town Creek with Shelton Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Neal died Monday, April 28, 1997, at Decatur General Hospital.

She was born in Town Creek to S. J. "Ginn" and Velma Scott Green Etheredge. Mrs. Neal was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Carroll Neal. She was a life long member of the First Baptist Church of Town Creek, where she taught Sunday school for over fifty years. Mrs. Neal also taught Community Women's Bible Study at her home for several years. She was past president of the Alabama Postmasters Association, past president of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States, and was chaplain for the Alabama Postmasters Association. Mrs. Neal was runner-up Alabama Mother of the Year in 1981 and was president of the Hazlewood Alumni Scholarship Fund.

She is survived by three daughters, Sandra Bolling-Harrison and Karen Neal Hughes, both of Town Creek and Linda Neal Beason of Ozark, Missouri; one brother, James H. Etheredge of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandson; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Steve Bolling, Tim Bolling, Scott Brackin, Gabriel Beason, Seth Hughes and Danny Wayne Hughes.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Anna Belle's Sunday school class.

The family request memorials be made to the Hazlewood Alumni Scholarship Fund, 1649 Fussell Street, Town Creek, AL 35672.

Jack Harold White

39, truck driver, Moulton

Funeral for Jack Harold White, who died Monday, April 14, 1997, in an 18-wheeler accident in Tuscaloosa County, was held Thursday, April 17. The 1:30 p.m. service was held in Bolingbrook, Illinois at Hillcrest Funeral Home.

Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Bolingbrook.

Mr. White was born in Bolingbrook and had lived in Moulton for the past 18 years.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. And Mrs. Harold White of Bolingbrook; one son, Christopher White of Moulton; two daughters, Rolnick of Joulet, Ill., Rhonda White and Dana White, both of Bolingbrook.

O. D. Sewell

75, retired mechanic, Moulton

O. D. Sewell died Thursday, April 24, 1997, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Birmingham.

The funeral was held Saturday, April 26, 2 p.m., at Moreland Baptist Church with the Rev. Rex Riddle officiating.

Burial was in the Moreland Cemetery with Elliott Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Sewell was born in Winston County to Thomas and Minnie Wilkins Sewell. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Arlene Sarah Sewell; one daughter, Jacqueline Burgess of Hartselle; one sister, Violet Gaither of Houston; three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Burgess, Heath Burgess, Hollis Gaither, Darell Gaither, Donnie Gaither and Timmy Gaither.

James Thomas Parker

83, Town Creek

James Thomas Parker died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at Medical Center Shoals.

The funeral was held Thursday, April 24, 2 p.m., at Bethany Baptist Church with the Rev. Phil Waldrep officiating.

Burial was in the Blackground Cemetery with Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Parker was born in Lawrence County. He was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and a member of Masonic Lodge #361 Town Creek.

Survivors include two sons, Winford Parker and James Loveral Parker, both of Town Creek; a daughter, Ruby White of Town Creek; a sister, Mable Murray of Decatur; 12 grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Masons of Town Creek Lodge #361 were the pallbearers.

Nicholas "Nik" Christopher Nelson Wunsch

7, Price ville School student, Decatur

Funeral for Nicholas "Nik" Christopher Nelson Wunsch, who died Saturday, April 26, 1997, in Decatur, was held Tuesday, April 29. The 2 p.m. service was held at Shelton Funeral Home chapel with Mark Posey officiating.

Burial was in Burningtree Memorial Gardens.

He was born in Decatur and was in the first grade.

He is survived by his parents, Chris and Elaine Wunsch; one brother, Tilo Wunsch of Decatur; a half brother, Joseph Ray of Decatur; his grandparents, Pete and Barbara Wunsch of Decatur, Gladys Looney and Roger Looney, both of Falkville; and his great-grandfather, Lois Hitt of Hillsboro.

Pallbearers were Greg Clark, Mark Clark, Jeff Clark, Richard Marsh, Fritz Wunsch and Rune Holm.

Lawrence Hagood

73, farmer, Moulton

Funeral for Lawrence Hagood was held Thursday, April 24, 11 a.m., at Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Amos Hood officiating.

Burial was in the Landersville Cemetery.

Mr. Hagood died Wednesday, April 23, 1997, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center.

He was born in Lawrence County to Louis and Dovie Hagood.

Mr. Hagood is survived by one sister, Clezell Hagood of Moulton.

Pearl Ella Smith

78, homemaker, Hillsboro

Funeral for Pearl Ella Smith, who died Tuesday, April 22, 1997, at Decatur General Hospital, was held Saturday, April 26, 1 p.m., at Wheeler Chapel Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Thomas Davis, Jr. Officiating.

Burial was in the Owens Cemetery with Reynolds Funeral Home directing.

She was born in Lawrence County and was a member of Wheeler Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, where she served on the Mothers Board and the Missionary Society.

Survivors include her husband, Earnest J. Smith; three sons, Alfonza Owens of Chattanooga, Rev. Luther Owens Jr. And Joe C. Owens, both of Hillsboro; eight daughters, Mary Gibson, Mattie Marrow, Sallie West and Gloria Young, all of Hillsboro, Essie Lee Dobbins of Miami, Fla., Annie Brown of Perry, Fla., Clara Grayson of Decatur and Sandra Wright of Gurley; four stepsons, James Smith, Randolph Smith and Robert Smith, all of Cleveland, Ohio, Ernest J. Smith Jr. Of Cincinnati; two foster daughters, Lisa Pointer and Eltonya Dorch, both of Decatur; one brother, John L. Madden of Hillsboro; five sisters, Lucille Shackelford of Tuscaloosa, Eva Smith of Town Creek, Cynthia Watkins of Courtland, Betty Smith and Susie Johnson, both of Hillsboro; 51 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.

Nephews and deacons of the church were the pallbearers.

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