Ruby Jo Austin
MOULTON -- Funeral for Ruby Jo Austin, 77, of Moulton will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Elliott Funeral Home with the Rev. Jackie Shelton, the Rev. Ronald Manley and the Rev. Neil Carter officiating.
Burial will be in Moulton Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Austin died Sunday, June 25, 2000, at her home. She was born May 13, 1923, in Marshall County. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Louis W. Austin; one son, Don W. Austin of Decatur; one daughter, Ann Anderson of Hartselle; one brother, Charles Evin Carroll of Moulton; five sisters, Tomer Spears, Nettie White, Margie Wade, Euthema Montgomery and Willene Morrow, all of Moulton; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jay Anderson, Dodd Austin, Blake Austin, L.M. Austin, Dwight Carroll and Sammy Moats.
Larry Joe Griffin
51, waiter at Steak 'N Biscuit
Funeral for Larry Joe Griffin, 51, of Moulton, will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Oakville Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Maxwell Johnson officiating.
Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7 at Reynolds Funeral Home. The body will be in the church one hour before the service Tuesday.
Mr. Griffin died Friday, June 23, 2000, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center. He was born Nov. 2, 1948, in Lawrence County to Mamie Taylor Griffin and Herman Griffin. He was a member of Oakville Missionary Baptist Church and a waiter at Steak 'N Biscuit restaurant in Moulton.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Griffin; one daughter, Tina Griffin of Nashville; two stepdaughters, Natasha Griffin and Martine Griffin, both of Moulton; his mother; five brothers, Nathan Taylor of Decatur, Bobby Joe Griffin and Gary Taylor, both of Moulton, Judge Taylor of Cleveland, Ohio, and Frank Griffin of Moulton; six sisters, Nadine Mason of Sheffield, Mary Taylor and Roberta Taylor, both of Oakville, Sharon Taylor and Sheila Boyd, both of Moulton, and Charlotte Taylor of Decatur.
Pallbearers will be Paul Prince, Charles Pointer, Michael Taylor, Marcus Taylor, Adrian Taylor and Ken Stewart.
Roy Howard Vinson
79, retired upholsterer
MOULTON -- Funeral for Roy Howard Vinson, 79, of Moulton was to be today at 2 p.m. at Elliott Funeral Home with the Rev. Marus Lipscomb, the Rev. Harold Hall and the Rev. Eustus Hardin officiating.
Burial was to be in Basham Cemetery.
Mr. Vinson died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born June 14, 1921, in Morgan County to Robert Homer Vinson and Lilly Mae Vinson. He was a retired upholsterer.
Mr. Vinson is survived by three brothers, Jack Vinson, Hershel Vinson and Billy Vinson, all of Moulton; and one sister, Willodean Vinson Kelsoe of Falkville.
Pallbearers will be Roy Kelsoe, Rayburn Vinson, Jerry Vinson, Julian Taylor, Houston Kelsoe and Aaron Berryman.
Ruby Willis Jeffreys
MOULTON -- Funeral for Ruby Willis Jeffreys, 86, of Hatton will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sanderson Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Baccus officiating.
Burial will be in Hardshell Cemetery with Elliott Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. The body will be at the church one hour before the service.
Mrs. Jeffreys died Monday, June 19, 2000, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center. She was born Dec. 28, 1913, in Lawrence County to Brooks Willis and Ada Willis. She was a homemaker and a member of Sanderson Chapel United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one son, Charles R. Jeffreys of Decatur; one daughter, Carol Jeffreys Harris of Talledega; one brother, Ralph Willis of Town Creek; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jack Willis, Coolidge McCreless, Hylman Lowery, Junior Jeffreys, Luther Norton, Milton Taylor, Rene Payne and W.C. Dawson.
Mildred Cagle Martin
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Mildred Cagle Martin, 83, of Somerville was to be today at 1:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. John Walker and the Rev. Ron Wilson officiating.
Burial was to be in Hartselle Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Martin died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at Moulton Healthcare Center. She was born Nov. 14, 1916, in Morgan County to Charlie Houston Cagle and Annie Lee Radford Cagle. She was a homemaker and a member of Somerville United Methodist Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Ann Sibley of Hartselle, Amelia Sisk of New Market, Gale Long of Somerville and Regina M. Johnson of Decatur; two brothers, Vernon Cagle of Carrollton, Texas, and Don Cagle of Largo, Fla.; eight sisters, Margaret Martin, Dorothy Appleton and Glen Mitchell, all of Moulton, Marie Holderfield of Decatur, Elizabeth Baker of Phil Campbell, Freda Jordan and Pat Clements, both of Madison, and Mavis Weaver of Temple, Texas; eight grandchildren; one stepgrandson; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
William Howard Carr
45, retired truck driver
MOULTON -- Funeral for William Howard Carr, 45, of Moulton will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenny Rogers officiating.
Burial will be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Carr died Friday, June 16, 2000, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center. He was born July 26, 1954, in Decatur to Carson Larry Carr Sr. and Jean Ann Thurman Carr. He was a retired truck driver.
He is survived by two brothers, Larry Carr Jr. of Moulton and Phillip Carr of Guntersville; and one sister, Rebecca Carlene Carr Moore of Somerville.
Pallbearers will be Josh Carr, Lee Carr, Seth Carr, Michael Carr, Carson Larry Carr III and Jonathan Carr.
Annie Lucille Conley
ATHENS -- Funeral for Annie Lucille Conley, 81, of Athens will be today at 10 a.m. at Spry Funeral Home with Bo Grace officiating.
Burial will be in Osborne Hill Cemetery in Littleville.
Mrs. Conley died Thursday, June 15, 2000, at Huntsville Hospital. She was born April 14, 1919, in Colbert County. She was a homemaker and a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Sandra Balentine of Athens and Glyn Marie Stewart of Middleburg Heights, Ohio; one sister, Omie Aycock of Austin, Texas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Trudy P. Johnson
78, restaurant owner
ATHENS -- Funeral for Trudy P. Johnson, 78, of Rogersville will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Spry Funeral Home with Jimmy Grisham and Charles Garner officiating.
Burial will be in Civitan Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Johnson died Friday, June 16, 2000, at her home. She was born Feb. 15, 1922, in Lauderdale County. She was former owner and operator of Corner Grill Restaurant in Rogersville.
She is survived by one daughter, Tammy Timbes of Rogersville; two sisters, Ivadel Sims of Rogersville and Lucy Corum of St. Joseph, Tenn.; and two grandchildren.
Albert Montgomery Lindsey
63, construction supervisor
Funeral for Albert Montgomery Lindsey, 63, of Decatur was Sunday at Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home in French Lick, Ind. Shelton Funeral Home handled local arrangements.
Burial was in Crystal Cemetery in French Lick.
Mr. Lindsey died June 8, 2000, at his home. He was born Feb. 25, 1937, in Brockton, Mass., to Albert M. Lindsey and Mildred Vivian Engstrom Lindsey. He was a construction supervisor for Stone & Webster.
He is survived by two sons, Albert Theron Lindsey of Hammond, La., and David Montgomery Lindsey of Decatur; one daughter, Sheri Anna Lindsey of Charlottesville, Va.; one half sister, Chris Asquith of New Hampshire; and nine grandchildren.
Gary Lee Nix
57, executive director
INDIANAPOLIS -- Funeral for retired Col. Gary Lee Nix, 57, of Indianapolis, formerly of Decatur, was June 10 at Soldiers Memorial Chapel in Fort Harrison, Ind., with the Rev. Frank Bean officiating and Shirley Brothers Funeral Home directing.
Burial was in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
Mr. Nix died June 6, 2000, at an Indianapolis hospital. He was born Dec. 2, 1942, in Cullman to Hassel Nix and Lorene Stricklin Nix.
He graduated from Decatur High School in 1961 and Florence State Teachers College, now the University of North Alabama, in 1965 as a distinguished military graduate, entering the Army the same year. He was the last garrison commander/chief of staff of Fort Benjamin Harrison. In that position, he supervised base realignment and closure planning, and assumed duties as executive director of the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority after retirement from the Army in July 1995. He was instrumental in planning for the future of Fort Harrison and the transfer of property from the Army to the Reuse Authority. He also established covenants for the redevelopment of the fort to ensure architecture of all new buildings matched existing buildings -- which are on the National Historic Register -- at the historic center of the fort.
A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served for 30 years in various positions, including commander, Ninth Finance Group in Europe, and assistant chief of staff for Resource Management, V Corps, during the early Army drawdown phase in Europe. Among his many medals and decorations is a medallion honoring him as a Distinguished Member of the Finance Corps Regiment.
He is survived by his wife, Susan M. Davis Nix; three sons, Robin Nix of Fishers, Ind., and Jay Nix and Jeremy Nix, both of Indianapolis; his mother of Decatur; one brother, Roger Nix of Decatur; and one granddaughter.
Hallie McCullough Russell
INDIANAPOLIS -- Funeral for Hallie McCullough Russell, 93, of Indianapolis will be today at 1:30 at Stuart's Mortuary in Indianapolis with the Rev. Wayne T. Harris officiating.
Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Russell died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1906, in Decatur to Jeff McCullough and Emma Hobbs McCullough. She was a homemaker. She was the widow of Johnny Russell of Decatur.
She is survived by two sons, Maxwell Russell and Jefferson Russell, both of Los Angeles; four daughters, Helen Russell, Louise Russell, Doris Clardy and Imogene Smith, all of Indianapolis; and 15 grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Carroll Eugene Abbott
CULLMAN -- Funeral for Carroll Eugene Abbott, 69, of Logan will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with the Rev. Jimmy McClendon officiating.
Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Logan. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Abbott died Friday, June 16, 2000, at his home. He was born Nov. 12, 1930, in Cullman County to Wesley Thomas Abbott and Delphia Kilgo Abbott. He worked with Southeastern Roof Deck for 24 years and was in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of VFW Post 4190 in Decatur and American Legion China Post 1. He was the father of the late Timothy Abbott and the brother of the late Edwin Abbott.
He is survived by two sons, Gary Abbott and Thomas Abbott, both of Logan; three daughters, Joyce Wilhite of Falkville, Debra Hale of Cullman and Karen Lynn of Logan; two brothers, Windell Abbott of Crane Hill and Buell Abbott of Bandera, Texas; three sisters, Ilene Cochran of Samson, Amelia Clark and Isabelle Cryder, both of Birmingham; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Howard M. Alexander
38, truck driver
Memorial service for Howard M. Alexander, 38, of Elkmont was Saturday at 4 p.m. at Muscle Shoals Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Winchester officiating and Shelton Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Alexander died Thursday, June 15, 2000, in Decatur. He was born April 7, 1962, in Colbert County to Percy Howard Alexander and Barbara Sue Martin. He was a truck driver.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne Alexander of Trinity; his mother of Florence; two stepsons, Michael Wade Logan of LaGrange and Jeremy Lee Borden of Haleyville; his stepfather, Kenneth West of McDonough, Ga.; one half brother, Tim West of Decatur; one half sister, Kimberly Swinen of Florence; and his grandmother, Delilah West of Sheffield.
85, business owner
TUSCUMBIA -- Funeral for T.B. Kent, 85, of Tuscumbia will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Sheffield Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Kent died Saturday, June 17, 2000, at his home. He was born July 2, 1914, in Bear Creek. He owned and operated a flooring business for many years.
He is survived by one son, Thomas Bradley "Brad" Kent of Decatur; one daughter, Susan Kent Stone of Tuscumbia; one brother, Jessie "Buck" Kent of Sheffield; one sister, Flora Thompson of Killen; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Charlie Scott Sr., David Thompson, Mike Kent, Donald Kent, Raymond Stone and Wayne Thompson.
Annie R. Linderman
Funeral for Annie R. Linderman, 88, of Decatur will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. James Spears, the Rev. Jackie Camp and the Rev. Phillip Sessions officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Linderman died Friday, June 16, 2000, at her home. She was born April 3, 1912, in Morgan County to Lumby Rhodes and Nancy Shelton Rhodes. She was a homemaker and a member of Oak Grove First Congregational Methodist Church. She was the widow of Millard Cecil Linderman and the mother of the late Ray Linderman and Emmens L.M. Linderman.
She is survived by two sons, Jackie D. Linderman of Decatur and Dr. Samuel D. Linderman of Huntsville; two daughters, June Collins and Eloise Buckelew, both of Decatur; one brother, Milton Rhodes of Decatur; one sister, Elizabeth Morgan Moore of Decatur; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley.