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Madison County, Alabama Obituary Collection 1998-1999
(From Various Funeral Homes)

Covering the towns of Big Cove, Brownsboro, Gurley, Hampton Cove, Harvest, Hazel Green,
Huntsville, Madison, Meridianville, New Hope, New Market, Normal, Owens Cross Roads,
Ryland, Toney, and Triana. Also many obits from nearby Athens (Limestone County).
Some of the funeral homes represented: Royal Funeral Home, Spry Funeral Home,
Valhalla Funeral Home, Laughlin Service Funeral Home, and Twickenham Funeral Home.
Note: These obituaries are NOT primary source. They are intended only to provide clues in
researching your family tree. Use the date at the top of each group of obituaries to determine
the date of death since this collection does not include specific dates, only the day of the week
that the death occurred. Use the handy 1998 or 1999 calendars to determine dates.

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Madison County, Alabama Obituary Collection 1998-1999

Madison County, Alabama Obituaries Collection - 269

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Date: Thursday, 17 December 2009, at 11:01 a.m.


Lonnie R. Burch
Lonnie R. Burch, 74, of Huntsville died Wednesday at his residence. The funeral will be today at 1 p.m. at Valhalla Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Cooper officiating.
Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens.
Mr. Burch was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Huntsville and was a veteran of the Navy during World War II and the Army during the Korean War. He received the Good Conduct 6th Award, the Presidential Unit Citation for the capture of a German U-boat in World War II and the Bronze Star during the Korean War.
He retired from the Army after 28 years and was retired from civil service at Redstone Arsenal. He had worked for Phoenix Contracting Service for PEO Tactical Missile Command.
Mr. Burch was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth E. Burch.
Survivors include his wife, Loudean R. Burch; four daughters, Patricia Ann Clark, Alicia Hunt and Amanda Taylor, all of Huntsville, and Deborah Cowan of Madison; four sons, Don Burch of Toney, Steven Burch of Harvest and Thomas Burch and David Burch, both of Huntsville; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Lewis H. Burdette
Lewis H. Burdette, 77, of Huntsville died Thursday at her residence. The graveside service will be today at 2 p.m. at Twickenham Memory Gardens with Rev. Dorothy Ann Webster officiating.
Twickenham Funeral Home East is in charge of burial.
Mr. Burdette was Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troops 4 and 306 and Explorer Ship 364. He was a ham radio operator and member of the Quarter Century Wireless Club, member of the Huntsville Concert Band, a World War II veteran and a lifetime member of the Marine Corps League.
Survivors include his wife, Annette N. Burdette; one son, Doug Burdette of Huntsville; two daughters, Patsy Wear of Fort Payne and Pamela Asa of Memphis; one brother, Ernest L. Burdette of Montrose; and one sister, Dorothy Walsh of Birmingham.
Donations may be made to Boys Scouts of America, Hospice Family Care or St. Paul United Methodist Church, 3250 Dunn Dr., Huntsville 35805.

Gladys M. Camp
ALBERTVILLE - Gladys Mazell Camp, 67, of 838 Mount Olive Road died Thursday at an Oneonta hospital. The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church.
Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery with Adams Funeral Home of Albertville in charge.
Survivors include her husband, James Camp; four daughters, Carolyn Selvage, Linda Gunter, Wilma Perry and Elaine Hawkins, all of Albertville; one son, J.W. Camp of Albertville; three sisters, Florence Moore and Avis Baggett, both of South Carolina, and Florene Duncan of Horton; two brothers, L.M. Milan of Guntersville and Elvin Milan of Anniston; and 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Glenn G. Coleman
Glenn ''Pete Coleman, 85, of Huntsville died Friday at his home. A memorial service will be today at 4 p.m. at Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Joel McGraw officiating.
Spry Funeral Home will be in charge of burial.
Col. Coleman was a native of Lynchburg, Va., and a retired veteran of the Air Force with 28 years of service. He retired from Brown Engineering and was member of the Kiwanis Club, the Gideons and Faith Pentecostal Holiness Church.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenda Timberlake.
Survivors include his wife, Freida ''Toots Coleman of Huntsville; three daughters, Georgann Bradford of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dorie Mehretu of East Lansing, Mich., and Bonnie Warren of Tallahassee, Fla.; one son, Glenn Coleman, Jr. of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Dr. William Coleman of Lynchburg and Mace Coleman of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Winifred Moore of Lychfield, S.C.; and 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

George C. Elmes
DALTON, Ga. - George Charles Elmes, 86, died Tuesday at his residence. A graveside service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery with Rev. Hal Noble officiating.
Love Funeral Home will be in charge of burial.
Mr. Elmes was a member of Central United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Christensen Elmes of Dalton; one daughter, Patricia G. Burnett of Dalton; two sons, Richard A. Elmes of Huntsville and George Charles "Chuck" Elmes of Chattanooga; two brothers, Eugene Elmes of Westwood, Mass., and John Elmes of Delaware; and four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alabama Committee on Church Cooperation, Decatur 35601 or Salvation Army.

Raymond D. Little
Raymond Davis Little, 77, of Huntsville died Tuesday at a local hospital. A graveside service was Friday at Huntsville Memory Gardens with Kirk Perry and Dr. Al Long officiating.
Spry Funeral Home was in charge of burial.
Mr. Little was a lifelong resident of Madison County. He was a veteran of the Navy and participated in the Normandy Invasion on D-Day and was awarded the Silver Star. He retired from Redstone Arsenal after 35 years.
Survivors include his wife, Beryl L. Little of Huntsville; and one son, Daniel Ray Little of Huntsville.

Vurda M. Lowery
CROSSVILLE - Vurda Maxine Lowery, 80, of 71 Old McVille Road died Thursday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Albertville.
Burial will be in Solitude Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Annette Richards and Judith Glover, both of Albertville; and one sister, Alvie Clayton of Crossville.

Alvin MaWhirter
ARAB - Alvin MaWhirter, 72, of 1802 Hulaco Road, died Friday at his home. The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Arab Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Arab Memorial Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Neoka MaWhirter; two sons, Steven MaWhirter and Robert Pratt, both of Union Grove; one sister, Minnie McDonald of Texas; two brothers, Harry MaWhirter of Colorado and Dave MaWhirter of Missouri; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Jesse McQuart
Jesse McQuart, 59, of Huntsville died Wednesday at a local hospital. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Blackburn Chapel C.P. Church with Rev. McKinley Jones officiating.
Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens with Royal Funeral Home in charge.
Survivors include his wife, Betty J. McQuart of Huntsville; two daughters, Cynthia E. McQuart of Huntsville and Tamiko A. McQuart of Nashville; his mother, Lula Smith of New Orleans; two sisters, Etta McCaskill and Dorothy London, both of New Orleans; two brothers, John H. Kelly and Milton McQuart, both of New Orleans; and two grandchildren.
The body will be at the church half hour before the funeral.

Sallie M. Moss
Sallie Mae Moss, 84, of Huntsville died Thursday at her home. The funeral will be today at 11:30 a.m. at Spry Funeral Home with Tim Sutton and Hoppy Boyette officiating.
Burial will be in State Line Cemetery.
Mrs. Moss was lifelong resident of Madison County and a member of Lincoln Church of Christ.
Survivors include one daughter, Billie Hughes Foster of Huntsville; two sons, Jim Moss and John Moss, both of Huntsville; and three grandchildren.

Elsa Powers
Elsa Powers, 78, of Huntsville died Thursday at her home. The funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Mountain View Baptist Church with Rev. George R. Jones officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery with Spry Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Powers was a native of Hillsboro and a resident of Madison County for 46 years. She was a charter member of Mountainview Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Bonnie Louise Powers.
Survivors include her husband, Homer C. Powers of Huntsville; two daughters, Linda C. Powers and Lois P. Brown, both of Huntsville; and one grandson.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Benjamin Ricks
ATHENS - Benjamin Ricks died Tuesday at his home. The funeral will be Monday at noon at Peoples Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Thatch-Mann Cemetery.
Mr. Ricks was a member of Bethany Baptist Church of Brooklyn, N.Y. He was a Deputy U.S. Marshall for 24 years, served in the Army from 1951-54, was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity and was a Freemason.
Survivors include one sister, Vallie Ricks Turner of Cincinnati; and several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.

Dewey Shubert Jr.
NEW HOPE - Dewey Shubert Jr., 66, died Thursday at his home. The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at Owens Cross Roads Church of Christ with J.B. Whitaker and Ronald Bridges officiating.
Burial will be in Brown Cemetery with New Hope Funeral Home in charge.
Survivors include his wife, Inez of New Hope; two daughters, Wendy Anders of Owens Cross Roads and Debbie Etheredge of Green ville, S.C.; two sons, Gregory Keith and Jimmy Lee, both of New Hope; two sisters, Bennie Beem and Beatrice Williams, both of New Hope; and seven grandchildren.

Clara C. Wales
ATHENS - Mrs. Clara Christine Wales, 80, of 1004 North Houston St., died Thursday at her residence. The funeral will be today at 2 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home with Bob White officiating. Burial will be in Pettusville Cemetery.
Mrs. Wales was a native of Limestone County, a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Elkmont, worked as a cook at Southside Cafe in Ardmore and was retired from Ardmore Nursing Home as a certified nurses assistant.
Survivors include her husband, William Wales; two daughters, Judy Sample of Winchester, Tenn., and Dean Pitts of Athens; one son, Winston Hargroves of Milam, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Betty Turner of Athens; one stepson, J.W. Wales of Shepardsville, Ky.; one sister, Era Mae Morman of Elkmont; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

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