Dakota Ryan 'Cody' Hill
Graveside service for infant Dakota Ryan "Cody" Hill of Elkmont was Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Sylone Cemetery in Elkmont with the Rev. George E. Bracey officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
The infant died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, the day of his birth, at Parkway Medical Center.
He is survived by his parents, Brian Hill and Staci Taylor Hill of Elkmont; his grandparents, Neal and Gayle Hill of Huntland, Tenn., Joan Hill of Elkmont and Ned and Sherry Taylor of Athens; his great-grandparents, Boss and Annie Hill of Elkmont, Curtis and Daisy Davis of Decatur, the Rev. George Bracey and Belle Bracey of Rogersville, and Mack and Opal Taylor of Hartselle; and his great-great-grandmother, Sallie Taylor of Athens.
36, American Red Cross assistant station manager
Memorial service for Michael Marmann, 36, of Decatur will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Culotta officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Marmann died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born Oct. 24, 1963, in Decatur to Richard and Anne Marmann. A graduate of The University of Alabama, he was the Southern Collegiate Conference Athlete of the Year in 1984 for diving and a member of the NCAA All-American Diving Team in 1983.
He worked for 17 years as an assistant station manager with the American Red Cross in Saudi Arabia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was awarded the U.S. Department of Defense Civilian Bronze Medal for service in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
He is survived by his parents of Decatur; five brothers, Rick Marmann of Fairview, Tenn., Robert Marmann of Bremen, Ga., 1st Sgt. Charles Marmann of Fort Campbell, Ky., John Marmann of St. John's, Virgin Islands, and David Marmann of Birmingham; and five sisters, Teresa Dawson of Decatur, Mary Lynn Bronner of Montgomery, Deborah Miller of Madison, Linda Bryan of Stafford, Va., and Patricia Marmann of Portland, Ore.
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross, the St. Ann Catholic Church building fund or the Decatur Animal Shelter.
63, restaurant owner
Funeral for Marie Nicholson, 63, of Decatur will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Eugene McNutt officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Nicholson died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born Feb. 28, 1937, in Morgan County to William Sherrill and Earline Sherrill. She was the former owner and operator of several restaurants in Decatur and Chicago. She was a Baptist and a welder's helper at Ingall's Iron Works. She was the sister of the late Charles Sherrill.
She is survived by her husband, James O. Nicholson; two sons, Ronnie Franklin Hagood and Donnie Ray Hagood, both of Decatur; one daughter, Sheila Millwood of Decatur; three brothers, Billie Joe Sherrill and Jack Sherrill, both of Trinity, and Scottie Tims of High Point, N.C.; two sisters, Patricia Ann Canon of Las Vegas and Valerie Tims of Fort Worth, Texas; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Bobby Young, Avery Millwood, Dale Hallmark Jr., James Hoyt Powell Jr., Ronnie Farris, Dean Mitchell and Bobby Mitchell.
Clara Mae Stark
ATHENS -- Funeral for Clara Mae Stark, 86, of Anderson will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Spry Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Lamb officiating.
Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery in Anderson. The family will receive friends Monday night from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Stark died Friday, July 14, 2000, at El Reposo Nursing Facility. She was born Sept. 20, 1913, in Giles County, Tenn., to James Albert Thomas and Lula Effie White Thomas. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary E. Thacker of Rogersville; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James Stark, Royce Stark, Luther Stark, Gary Phillips, Bill White and Gary Thacker.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church.
79, Quaker Oats retiree
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Louella Cook, 79, of Somerville will be Tuesday at Decatur Christian Fellowship Church with the Rev. John T. White officiating.
Burial will be at New Friendship Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. The body will be at the church one hour before the funeral.
Miss Cook died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Parkway Medical Center. She was born June 6, 1921, in Morgan County to Sam Cook and Mary Wyman Cook. She was retired from the Quaker Oats Company, a member of Decatur Christian Fellowship Church and a foster grandparent for Community Action in Priceville.
She is survived by 17 cousins, Ralph Weinman, Betty Clifton, Bailey Cook, Brad Cook, Dorothy Patterson, Doris Cook, Lottie Culver, Mae Blaxton, Vivian Speegle and Faye Bennefield, all of Decatur; Spencer Weinman of Priceville; Lottie Tice of Roanoke, Va.; Hilda Lanier of Hartselle; and Laverne Higdon, Virginia Riley, Billy Cook and Margie Poteet, all of Somerville.
Pallbearers will be Harold Johnson, Billy Cook, Thomas Johnson, Steve Taylor, Michael Ridge and Kenneth Ridge.
Sarah Ellen "Sallie" Dutton
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Sarah Ellen "Sallie" Dutton, 96, of Falkville will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Cedar Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Miller officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Dutton died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Summerford Nursing Home. She was born April 4, 1904, in Morgan County to Sam Wiley and Ida Owens Wiley. She was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was the mother of the late James "Sandy" Dutton and the late Dorothy Dunkin.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Jo Dutton Foote of Hartselle; one brother O.C. Wiley of Hartselle; one sister, Francis Tapscott of Hartselle; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Shannon Ferguson, Timmy Foote, John Foote, Jerald Wiley, Jimmy Dunkin, Dustin Dunkin and Chris Grant.
Nellie Young Greeson
67, warehouse operator
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Nellie Young Greeson, 67, of Falkville will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at New Hope North Baptist Church with the Rev. Delmer Peebles officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with Peck 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 funeral.
Mrs. Greeson died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at her home. She was born June 15, 1933, in Cullman County to John Robert Holmes and Ida Roberson Holmes.
She was a warehouse operator for Brown & Root Construction and the mother of the late Charles D. Young.
She is survived by four sons, Kenneth Young and Roger J. Young, both of Decatur, and Mark A. Young and Mike T. Young, both of Vinemont; two stepsons, Paul Greeson of Houston, Texas, and Tom Greeson of Decatur; one brother, John Holmes of Cullman; one sister, Elvie Brown of Cullman; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
81, business partner
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Venie Kent, 81, of Somerville will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. Dewitt Crowe and the Rev. Wallace Willingham officiating. Burial will be in Valhermoso Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Kent died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born Aug. 19, 1918, in Elora, Tenn., to Ed Weaver Denton and Lucinda White Denton. She was the widow of Marvin Kent and a former businesswoman.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth Kent and Jimmy Kent, both of Somerville; one daughter, Pernie Jennings of Lacey's Springs; eight grandchildren; two step-grandsons; 11 great-grandchildren; and four step great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Robert Murphy, Rodney Murphy, Arthur Murphy, Phillip Eidson, Bo Ballinger and Joshua Ballinger.
ATHENS -- Funeral for Isaac Parker, 20, of Athens, will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the St. Mark Primitive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Owens officiating.
Burial will be in Smithfield Cemetery in Elkmont with Peoples Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 7 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mr. Parker died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born June 28, 1980, in Limestone County. He was a barber.
He is survived by his two sons, Quincy Parker and Isaac Parker, both of Huntsville; his parents, Irvin Parker and Carolyn Farrar, both of Belle Mina; two brothers, Larone Parker and Taurous Parker, both of Athens; one sister, Ashely Woods of Athens; his grandparents, Homer French and Odell French of Athens, and Katherine Parker of Decatur.
Mary Elizabeth Pepper
ATHENS -- Funeral for Mary Elizabeth Pepper, 79, of Athens, who died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at her home, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Bethel Church of Christ.
The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6 to 9 at McConnell Funeral Home. Further arrangements will be announced.
Leslie Snead Perry
HUNTSVILLE -- Funeral for Leslie Snead Perry of Madison will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Laughlin Service Chapel.
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Ms. Perry died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Huntsville Hospital. She was a retired chemistry teacher at Calhoun Community College.
She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne Kaster of Portland, Ore., and Cecile Komara of Osawatomie, Kan.; one son, Tom Perry of Madison; and four grandchildren.
Rayburn J. Pierce
80, retired farmer
MOULTON -- Funeral for Rayburn J. Pierce, 80, of Moulton, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Malcom King and the Rev Amos Hood officiating.
Burial will be in Moulton Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Pierce died Sunday, July 16, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born Oct. 7, 1919, in Lawrence County, to Tom Pierce and Velma Pierce. He served one term as a Lawrence County Commissioner, was a retired farmer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He also was a member and a deacon of Gum Springs Missionary Baptist Church and a member of Hatton Masonic Lodge No. 879.
He is survived by his wife, Odean Pierce; four sons, O'Neal Pierce and Bobby Pierce, both of Moulton, and Wendall Pierce and Donnie Pierce, both of Town Creek; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Greg McAfee, Ashley Oliver, Larry Pierce, Ronnie Pierce, Gary Pierce and Dwight Terry.
Michael David Smith
ATHENS -- Funeral for Michael David Smith, 21, of Athens, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home with Donald Terry officiating.
Burial will be in Sandlin Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Smith died Saturday, July 15, 2000, in Limestone County. He was born April 21, 1979, in El Cajon, Calf. He was employed by Sterling Plumbing in Madison.
He is survived by his mother, Shannon Sims of Athens; his father, Kenneth L. Smith of Athens; one brother, Gabriel Smith of Athens; his stepfather, Michael Sims of Athens; his stepmother, Carolyn Smith of Athens; his grandmothers, Sharon Angle and Reba Sims, both of Elkmont; his great-grandmother, Odell Glass of Anderson; four stepbrothers, Corey Shaun Sims of Ardmore, Tenn., Nathan Watkins of Athens, and Joel Holt and Wray Holt, both of Elkmont; and one stepsister, Amanda Roberts of Prospect, Tenn.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Morris, Shaun Morris, John Owens, Willie Black, Bobby Lassie and Justin Andrews.