Harold C. Eason
75, BellSouth retiree
BIRMINGHAM -- Funeral for Harold C. Eason, 75, of Birmingham, formerly of Hartselle, will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Ridout's Roebuck Chapel with the Rev. John Rutland, the Rev. Gerry Herring and the Rev. Pete Furio officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery in Decatur. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Mr. Eason died Saturday, May 27, 2000. He served as a corporal in the Army during World War II, assigned to the 82nd Reconnaissance Squadron. He was a 1959 graduate of Alabama Polytechnic Institute, now Auburn University. He was a member of Huffman United Methodist Church, where he served on the administrative board, the board of trustees and as president of the friendship class. He was assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scouts of America Troop 215. He retired from BellSouth in 1987 as a manager with 37 years of service. He was a noble of Zamora Temple and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 29 of Decatur.
He is survived by his wife, Ethelyn "Nell" Eason; two sons, David Eason and Alan Eason; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Marshall Rodgers, Ed Chapman, Tom Farley, Ken Spencer, George Mills and Maxie Moore.
Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Crump, Billy Martin, Lamar Connell, Donald Jones Sr., Donald Jones Jr., Wayne Jones, Warren Jones and Joe Peace.
Herman Harace Finley
Funeral services for Herman Harace Finley, 78, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Apostolic Church of God with the Rev. Kelvin Davis and the Rev. Richard Rogers officiating, and Thursday at 11 a.m. at Pentecostal House of Prayer with the Rev. Rayford Bell officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery with Reynolds Funeral Home directing. The body will be at the church one hour before each service.
Mr. Finley died at home Wednesday, May 24, 2000. He was born Aug. 30, 1921, in Leesburg. He was an apostolic bishop, who served in Columbia, Tenn., before coming to Decatur, where he served for the last 30 years. He was a World War II Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Eula M. Finley; two daughters, Cynthia Crutcher and Stephanie Powell, both of Decatur; three sisters, Gussie Hale of Youngstown, Ohio, and Candis Terrell and Mary Catherine Dixon, both of Leesburg; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Allen, Tommy Bumpus, Charles Wiggins, Edgar Robinson, Perry Freeman and Gregory Grizzard.
Billy Joe Jones
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Billy Joe Jones, 66, of Decatur will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Etha Baptist Church Cemetery in Cullman. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Mr. Jones died Sunday, May 28, 2000, in Decatur General Hospital. He was born Feb. 21, 1934, in Morgan County to Bill Jones and Gladys Holt Jones. He was a welder for Nelson Iron and Metal.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Veal Jones; two daughters, Lynne Jones Wallace of Danville and Tina Jo Jones of Decatur; one brother, Loyd Lee Jones of Huntsville; one sister, Pearlean Terry of Moulton; and three grandsons.
Pallbearers will be Bryan Wallace, Gene Veal, Gary Brannon, Jimmy Pitt, Steve Nelson and Roger Craft.
Mary Ruth Kuykendall
68, nurse's aide
Graveside service for Mary Ruth Kuykendall, 68, of Decatur will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Penny Cemetery.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kuykendall died Saturday, May 27, 2000, at Parkway Medical Center.
She was born July 6, 1931, in Ashland, Ky. She was a former nurse's aide and lived with the Gilbert Blasingame family, who were her caregivers.
Pallbearers will be Joe Blasingame, Dennis Blasingame, Benny Blasingame, Dean Hogue, Wade Perry and Tommy Perry.
Henry J. Walker Sr.
Retired mail carrier
Funeral for Henry J. Walker Sr. of Decatur will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Joe Redding officiating.
A Masonic graveside service will be at Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Mr. Walker died at home Saturday, May 27, 2000.
He was born in Decatur to Jimmy Ray Walker and Florence Landers Walker. He was a member of Ninth Street United Methodist Church. A past potentate of Cahaba Shrine Temple of Huntsville, he was past master and current secretary of Courtland Masonic Lodge No. 37 F. & A.M., and past patron of Mizpah Chapter No. 19 Order of Eastern Star of Decatur.
He was a member of Decatur York Rite Bodies, Knight York Cross of Honor and Huntsville Scottish Rite Temple. A World War II Army veteran, he was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.
He is survived by his wife, Vernie G. Walker; one son, Dr. Henry J. Walker Jr. of Tuscaloosa; and one grandson.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Davis, Jerry Putnam, Evan McCarley, Nelson Richardson, Carvel Horton and Robert Utley. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Courtland Masonic Lodge and nobles of Cahaba Shrine Temple.
Memorials may be made to Cahaba Shrine Temple Hospitals for burned and crippled children, Courtland Masonic Lodge No. 37 or Kirkland Cancer Clinic at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Ingrid P.M. Clarke
58, retired furrier
RICHMOND, Va. -- Funeral for Ingrid P.M. Clarke, 58, of Decatur will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.
Burial will be in Signal Hill Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Bliley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Clarke died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Memorial Regional Medical Center in Ashland, Va., a suburb of Richmond. She was born Oct. 3, 1941, in Frankfurt, Germany. She was the mother of the late Michael Shifflet. A retired furrier, she once worked for Garden House Furriers in Washington, D.C.
She is survived by her husband, Warren C. Clarke; two daughters, Donetta Swenor of Ashby, Mass., and Shirley Wright of San Antonio; and nine grandchildren.
Stella Mae Daniels
92, Hughes Landscaping bookkeeper
BIRMINGHAM -- Memorial service for Stella Mae Daniels, 92, of Birmingham, formerly of Decatur, will be Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at her home at 1623 13th Place S.
She was born Nov. 14, 1907, in Decatur to Walter Daniels and Ammar Daniels.
She was a lifelong member of Central Baptist Church and a bookkeeper for Hughes Landscaping for years. She has relatives in the Decatur area.
She is survived by one half brother, Allen Daniels of Ohio.
Memorials may be made to The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospice, 619 S. 19th St., Birmingham, AL 35282; or The Carter Center, One Copenhill 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307 or to Central Baptist Church.
Ruby Phillips West
Funeral for Ruby Phillips West of Decatur will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Hal Noble officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.
Mrs. West died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at NHC Healthcare in Moulton.
She was born in Elton, Tenn., to James Thomas Phillips and Ella Elizabeth Croney Phillips. She was the widow of John West. She was a hostess for Roberts Catfish, Holiday Inn and Pitts Motel.
She is survived by one nephew, James Phillips of Decatur; and five nieces, Edna Smith of Decatur, Ga., Altine Johnson of Enterprise, Carolyn Phillips of Columbus, Ga., Jeanette McCann of Decatur, Marie Cavner of Toney and Wilner Royce of Fayetteville, Ark.
Pallbearers will be Jim Gray, George LaBoon, Milton Powell, Jimmy Adams, Alvin Little and Billy Joe Brazelton.
Mary Louise Brownlow
82, former home builder
ATHENS -- Funeral for Mary Louise Brownlow, 82, of Athens, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at West Hobbs Street Church of Christ with Bill Irby and Tom Holland officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery with Limestone Chapel Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home and the body will be at the church one hour before the service.
Mrs. Brownlow died Monday, May 29, 2000, at Huntsville Hospital. She was born May 20, 1918, in Giles County, Tenn. She was a member of Hobbs Street Church of Christ and a former homebuilder with her late husband, Ben Brownlow. She was the grandmother of the late Greer Brownlow.
She is survived by three sons, Don Brownlow of Lester, Joe Brownlow of Pulaski, Tenn., and John David Brownlow of Athens; one daughter, Joyce Ann Brownlow of Dallas, Texas; one brother, Wilford Dollins of Athens; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Sarah Elizabeth Carter
ATHENS -- Funeral for Sarah Elizabeth Carter, 77, of Athens was to be today at 11 a.m. at McConnell Funeral Home with Buc Chumbley officiating.
Burial was to be in Athens City Cemetery.
Miss Carter died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at Huntsville Hospital. She was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Limestone County to George Edgar Carter and Osie Wilbanks Carter. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by one brother, Otho K. Carter of Athens; and one sister, Nela Carter of Athens.
Pallbearers were to be Jeff Carter, Jim Agee, Joe Wade Laxson, Troy Laxson, Chad Carter and Mark Agee.
Elizabeth M. Lane
78, United Stage Equipment retiree
Funeral for Elizabeth M. Lane, 78, of Decatur, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Basham United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Elder and Rev. Estus Hardin officiating.
Burial will be in Basham Cemetery with Roselawn Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lane died May 29, 2000, at her residence. She was born Dec. 14, 1921, in Morgan County to Francois McDonald and Mary Ellen Goldman McDonald. She was a member of Basham United Methodist Church and was retired from United Stage Equipment Co.
She is survived by four daughters, Patsy Shelton and Janice Lott, both of Decatur, and Bonnie Taylor and Connie Alldredge, both of Hartselle; one sister Azce Mullins of Decatur; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Rick Lott, Steve Shelton, Conley Alldredge, Jonathan Johnson, Phillip Amos, Keith Shelton and Gary Taylor.
Thelma Sideman Miller
84, retired bookkeeper
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Graveside service for Thelma Sideman Miller of Delray Beach, formerly of Decatur, was to be today at 2:15 p.m. at Eternal Light Memorial Gardens in Boynton Beach, Fla., with Joseph Rubin Memorial Chapel directing.
Mrs. Miller died Saturday, May 27, 2000, in Miami Beach. She was born Sept. 22, 1915, in Lowell, Mass. She was a volunteer at several hospitals in Boston and was a past president of the Boston Chapter of B'nai B'rith. She was a former resident of Decatur, the widow of Max Miller and a retired bookkeeper for a lady's apparel shop.
She is survived by one son, Steven F. Miller of Keystone Heights, Fla.; one daughter, Wendy P. Miller Roessler of Boca Raton, Fla.; two brothers, Bernard Sideman of Oakland, Calif., and Joseph Sideman; and one sister, Irene Zassman of Beverly, Mass.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.