Elizabeth M. Ash
SNELLVILLE, Ga. - Elizabeth M. "Betty" Ash, 77, formerly of Huntsville, died Friday. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Eternal Hills Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tony Gunter officiating.
Entombment will be in Eternal Hills Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Ash was a retired quality control technician with 3M Co.
Survivors include her husband, Edward L. Ash of Snellville; a daughter, Patricia E. Port of Snellville; a sister, Marian Conrad of Ventura, Calif.; a brother, Kenneth Beamer of Carlsbad, Calif.; and two grandchildren and three great-grandhcildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
HARVEST - Robert Baird, 44, died Sunday at a local hospital. Madison Chapel Funeral Home will announce funeral arrangements.
Billie Joe Collett
Billie Joe Collett, 63, of Huntsville died Sunday at his home. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at graveside.
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery with Laughlin Service Funeral Home in charge.
Survivors include his mother, Callie Collett of Huntsville; a sister, Naomi McKay of Toney; and three nieces and one nephew.
Memorial donations may be made to the Madison County Mental Health Association.
Earnest P. Couch
DECATUR - Earnest Preston Couch Jr., 84, died Sunday at a Hartselle hospital. The funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Ridouts-Brown Service Funeral Home in Decatur with Dr. Randon Jackson and the Rev. Ed Hamlett officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Mr. Couch was a World War II veteran who served in the 804th Tank Destroyer Battalion under the command of Gen. Mark Clark in the North Africa and Italy. He was a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and served as recording secretary at Bethany Presbyterian Church for 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred McKee Couch of Decatur; two brothers, David Couch of Greenbriar Cove and Everett Couch of Guntersville; and two sisters, Lola C. Elder of Guntersville and Sadie C. St. John of Somerville.
Visitation was to be today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Loyd C. Cranford
ARAB - Loyd C. Cranford, 86, of 630 Fry Gap Road died Sunday at a local hospital. The graveside service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Arab Memorial Cemetery with Gober Funeral Home of Arab directing.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Alva Sue Leeth.
Survivors include his wife, Susie C. Cranford; one son-in-law, John Leeth of Arab; three sisters, Velma Darnell, Lessie Maze and Marie Spruel, all of Arab; one brother, Ellis Cranford of Arab; and one grandchild.
Maude Lorene Dean
HARTSELLE - Mrs. Maude Lorene Dean, 85, of 2020 Thunderbird St. died Friday at a Decatur hospital. The funeral was to be today at 2 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Revs. Michael Gunter and Otto Yount officiating.
Mrs. Dean was a member of First Church of God of Hartselle.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy Lynn Dean of Hartselle; and two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Florence M. Floyd
ALBERTVILLE - Florence Marie Floyd, 70, of 1563 Kennamer Farm Road died Sunday at a local hospital. The funeral was to be today at 4 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Albertville.
Burial was to be in Memory Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Floyd was a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Billy Ray Floyd; one daughter, Lynda Smith of Albertville; one son, Michael Floyd of Albertville; three sisters, Bernice Nichols and Modell Mince, both of Fort Payne, and Evelyn Chitwood of Fyffe; and seven grandchildren.
Maxine R. Greeley
BROWNSBORO - Maxine Rice Greeley, 80, died Sunday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church with the Revs. Tim Burns and Timothy Hill officiating.
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery in Bristol, Ill., with Spry Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.
Mrs. Greeley, a native of Marion, Ind., and had lived in Birmingham before moving to Huntsville in 1996.
Survivors include four daughters, Suzanne Woody of Birmingham, Sharon Stockham of Houston, Texas, Marcia Lewis of Jackson, Miss., and Sally Gerry of Huntsville; a son, Mark Greeley Jr. of Knoxville; four brothers, Bill Rice of Connecticut, Jim Rice of Colorado, Jack Rice of Illinois and Tom Rice of Minnesota; six sisters, Lois Thayer, Eloise Rice and Jane Newton, all of Illinois, Velma Stafford of Montana and Dot Johanns and Barb Stires, both of Florida; and 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Pauls Catholic Church in Brandon, Miss., or to a favorite charity.
Mollie B. Harris
Mollie B. Harris, 91, of 2701 Penland Ave. died Wednesday in Huntsville. The funeral was to be today at 11 a.m. at First M.B. Church with Dr. Julius R. Scruggs officiating.
Burial was to be in Thatch-Mann Cemetery in Athens with Royal Funeral Home in charge.
Survivors include a stepdaughter, Ruby Davis; three sisters, Georgia Morgan of Huntsville, Nella Moore of Tullahoma, Tenn., and Bonnie Bibbs of Athens; and a step-granddaughter.
Billy A. Justice
ARAB - Billy Alvin Justice, 63, of 185 County Road 1843 died Sunday at a Huntsville hospital. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Gober Funeral Home in Arab.
Burial will be in Rock Springs Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Doris Jean Justice; two daughters, Stephanie Justice of Georgia and Donna Freeman of Union Grove; two stepdaughters, Anita Martin of Scant City and Patsy Bonds of Arab; four sisters, Mildred Foster of Tennessee, Jo Ann Brown of Blountsville, Geraldine Bolding of Guntersville and Linda Whisenant of Union Grove; one brother, Frank Justice of Hartselle; and seven grandchildren.
Mary F. Madry
DECATUR - Mary Frances Jolly Madry, 80, died Sunday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Waymon Chapel C.M.E. Church with the Rev. R.B. Hereford officiating.
Burial will be in Sterrs Cemetery with Sharpley Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Madry, a native of Lawrence County, was a member of James Chapel Methodist Church and Wayman Chapel C.M.E. Church.
Survivors include four sons, David Lee Hicks and Franklin Floyd, both of Decatur, Clifford Madry of Huntsville and Willis Madry Jr. of Hartselle; four daughters, Annie Mae Jones, Willie Mae Robinson and Flora L. Madry, all of Decatur, and Ora L. Love of Hartselle; three sisters, Aray Tatum of Decatur and Josephine Jefferson and Annie Woods, both of Huntsville; two brothers, Charlie Jolly of Athens and Gabe L. Jolly of Huntsville; and 32 grandchildren.
Roger B. Sammon
Roger B. Sammon, 75, of Huntsville died Saturday at a local hospital. The funeral mass will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Airport Road.
Survivors include his wife, Mary B. Sammon of Huntsville; six daughters, Patricia Sammon, Peggy Sammon, Alice Sammon, Janet Broderick, Kathleen Doherty and Bridget Olesiewicz; three sons, William Sammon, Shane Sammon and Richard Sammon; three sisters, Irma Mirante, Molly Renolds and Joan Burke; and 22 grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to the local chapter of Catholic Charities.
Josephine P. Tate
BOAZ - Josephine ''Jo Patterson Tate, 93 of 1585 Bethsaida Road, died Sunday at her home. The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Carr Funeral Home in Boaz.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Mrs. Tate was a member of St. Paul Methodist Church, the 20th Century Study Club, the Camellia Garden Club and state and local homemakers clubs. She worked with her husband in their businesses, Tate Movie Theater and Tate Motor Co., for many years before retirement. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd L. Tate.
Survivors include one daughter, Jill Tate Mitchem of Pensacola; two sons, Charles R. Tate and Jack L. Tate, both of Boaz; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m.
The family requests no flowers or food. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Paul Methodist Church.
Eugene Troup, 75, of Huntsville died Sunday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Spry Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Howard officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Troup, a native of Madison County, had lived previously in Portage, Ind. He moved to Huntsville in 1996. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Troup; and a son, Ricky Eugene Troup.
Survivors include a daughter, Brenda Sue Troup of Portage, Ind.; a brother, Thomas Troup of Paducah, Ky.; five sisters, Mary Lou Cross of Grant and Willie Hunter, Gracie Hunter, Mildred Payne and Betty Spurlock, all of Huntsville; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
GUNTERSVILLE - Gladys Vaughn, 64, of 2212 Rock Hill Road died Saturday at a Huntsville hospital. The funeral was to be today at 2 p.m. at Carr Funeral Home in Guntersville.
Burial was to be in Ridgeway Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Bright and Donna Vaughn, both of Guntersville, and Peggy Hardin of Arab; two sons, Gary Vaughn and Wayne Vaughn, both of Guntersville; two sisters, Margie Lee and Mildred Malone, both of Guntersville; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.