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Morgan County, Alabama Obituary Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in the Decatur, Hartselle, Priceville, Trinity, Falkville, Somerville and Eva areas.)
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Morgan County, Alabama Obituary Collection

Morgan County, Alabama Obituary Collection - 226

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Date: Friday, 18 March 2011, at 5:42 a.m.

Bettie LeChien Kennard
79, retired purchasing agent

MOBILE -- Funeral arrangements for Bettie LeChien Kennard, 79, of Spring Hill, who died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at her home, are being handled by Radney Funeral Home.

Ms. Kennard was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Vicksburg, Miss. She was a retired purchasing agent for Alabama Dry Dock Ship Building Company.

Survivors include one son, Paul L. Kennard of Decatur.

Memorials may be made to Mercy Medical Home Hospice, 3496 Springhill Ave., Mobile, AL 36608.

Oliver F. 'Bud' Knowles
78, retired cabinetmaker

ATHENS -- Funeral for Oliver F. Knowles, 78, of Athens was to be today at 2 p.m. at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Bill Irby officiating.

Burial was to be in Athens City Cemetery.

Mr. Knowles died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000. He was born Aug. 2, 1922, in Limestone County. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European campaign. He was a retired cabinetmaker and a member of the West Hobbs Street Church of Christ. He was the father of the late Danny Dean Knowles.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Pack Knowles; one daughter, Linda Knowles of Madison; one son, Larry Knowles of Athens; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ray Hill, Bobby Hill, Stanley Hill, Jimmy Haney, Herb Chittam, Elmer Mitchell, Aaron Tanner and Brian Tanner.

Memorials may be made to the West Hobbs Street Church of Christ.

Seybourn Harris Lynne
93, U.S. district judge

HOMEWOOD -- Funeral for Seybourn Harris Lynne, 93, of Mountain Brook was to be today at 11 a.m. at Ridout's Valley Chapel with James Moebes officiating.

Graveside service will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Decatur City Cemetery.

Mr. Lynne died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, in Birmingham. He was born July 25, 1907, in Decatur to Seybourn A. Lynne and Julia Leigh Harris Lynne.

He graduated from Auburn University in 1927, and he graduated from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1930. He lettered in football and track at Auburn and coached football and track at The University of Alabama while he attended law school.

He was a state circuit court judge for eight years, serving in the Eighth Judicial Circuit for Morgan, Cullman, Lawrence and Limestone counties. He served in World War II as a lieutenant colonel in the Judge Advocate General Department. While in military service, he was appointed as a federal judge by President Truman in 1946. He was the longest-serving federal judge in the United States. He was a deacon and Sunday school teacher of the Men's Bible Class at Southside Baptist Church for 40 years.

Survivors include a niece, Mary Leigh Ralph of High Point, N.C.; a nephew, Russell W. Lynne Jr. of Carrollton, Texas; and other nieces and nephews of Knoxville, Memphis, Huntsville and San Antonio, Texas.

Memorials may be made to the Seybourn H. Lynne Scholarship Fund, University of Alabama School of Law.

Steven Wayne McNutt
Infant

HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Steven Wayne McNutt of Hartselle was to be today at 2:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Baptist Church with the Rev. David Hale officiating.

Burial was to be in Ebenezer Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.

The infant died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, the day of his birth, at Decatur General Hospital.

Survivors include his parents, Thomas W. McNutt and Angela Jeanette Chappell, both of Hartselle; his grandparents, James and Louise McNutt and Leon and Rhonda Hicks, all of Hartselle; and his great-grandmother, Ruby Self of Hartselle.

Pallbearers were to be Kelly Powers and Johnathan Chaney.

John Alvin 'Cracker' Rolin
63, retired construction worker

ATHENS -- Funeral for John Alvin 'Cracker' Rolin, 63, of Ardmore, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Wayne Bowers officiating.

Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mr. Rolin died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at his home. He was born May 31, 1937, in Limestone County.

He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Rolin; two sons, Johnny Wade Rolin and Jamie Horton Rolin, both of Ardmore; four brothers, Howard Rolin of Athens, Thomas Rolin of Taft, Tenn., Jerry Rolin of Ardmore and Vernon Carrol Rolin of Tanner; four sisters, Lorine Woodfin of Harvest, Rose Tomerlin of Elkton, Margaret Thompson of Nashville and Helen Cunningham of Ardmore; and one granddaughter.

Pallbearers will be David Dugger, Fred Gowing, Mahlon Chambers, Charlie Hobson, Bradford Colter and Leon Puckett.

Vera Jackson Vinson
84, homemaker

HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Vera Jackson Vinson, 84, of Falkville will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. Milan Dekich officiating.

Burial will be in Falkville City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Vinson died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Hartselle Medical Center.

She was born Aug. 8, 1916, in Morgan County to Bartie Jackson and Jim Jackson. She was a homemaker, the widow of C.E. Vinson and mother of the late Orvil Vinson.

Survivors include one son, J.C. Vinson of Falkville, eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Steve Wood, Jimmy Mitchell, Ricky Barbee, Lynn Wood, Timothy Wood, Jimmy Barbee and Johnny Robinson.

Dorothy Richmond Woodbery
74, teacher and homemaker

Funeral for Dorothy Richmond Woodbery, 74, of Decatur will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Hal Noble officiating.

Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Woodbery died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born July 4, 1926, in Bristol, Tenn., to Peter A. Richmond and Roberta Sutton Richmond. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church. She received an education degree from the University of Virginia and taught for several years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Hunter S. Woodbery; one daughter, Susan Woodbery Howard of Pulaski, Tenn.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers will be John C. Howard, Terry E. Johnson, Austin Howard, Ron Gullette, Charles Dubois and Tom Arrington.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Building Fund.

Clara Briscoe Gatlin
97, homemaker

JASPER -- Funeral for Clara Briscoe Gatlin, 97, of Jasper was to be today at 11 a.m. at Collins Burke Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Powell officiating.

Burial was to be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery in Danville.

Mrs. Gatlin died Monday, Sept. 11, 2000, at Walker Baptist Medical Center. She was born April 6, 1903, in Marshall County to John Sebron Briscoe and Lillie Briscoe. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include one daughter, Wanda Hicks of Lynnville, Tenn.; two brothers, John Earl Briscoe of Haleyville and Dr. D.G. Briscoe of Jasper; two sisters, Lorus Baggett of Birmingham and Mary Berry of Mount Olive; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Jasper First Baptist Church or Hartselle First Baptist Church.

Clair DeWayne 'Jack' Noller
80, masonry contractor

Funeral for Clair DeWayne "Jack" Noller, 80, of Decatur will be Thursday night at 7:30 at Shelton Funeral Home with Mike Nix officiating.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 and Thursday from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. Noller died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born Nov. 11, 1919, in Red Lion, Pa., to Milton Noller and Louise A. Hartman Noller. He was a masonry contractor in the Huntsville area for 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II and served in Europe.

Survivors include his wife, Chris Noller; two sons, Jack D. Noller and Robert E. Noller, both of Miami; one daughter, Linda Streck of Decatur; two stepdaughters, Wilene Blair of Huntsville and Delores Ray of Madison; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Mattie Dell Owens
61, homemaker

Funeral for Mattie Dell Owens, 61, of Moulton will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Freeman Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. H.N. Snodgrass officiating.

Burial will be in Moulton City Cemetery with Sharpley Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Owens died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2000, at Parkway Medical Center. She was born Feb. 5, 1939, in Morgan County to Burl Orr and Vera Orr. She was a homemaker and a member of Ebenezer Congregational Metho- dist Episcopal Church and later joined Freeman Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Owens; one son, Lacey Owens of Moulton; one daughter, Sandra Owens of Moulton; one brother, James Orr of Decatur; and two grandchildren.

Deacons of Freeman Tabernacle Baptist Church will be pallbearers.

Ruby Coffman Burch
85, homemaker

ATHENS -- Funeral for Ruby Coffman Burch, 85, of Elkmont was to be today at 2 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home with the Rev. Grad Tanner officiating.

Burial was to be in Legg Cemetery.

Mrs. Burch died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2000, at Athens Convalescent Center. She was born Dec. 23, 1914, in Limestone County to John T. Coffman and Emily Ausley Coffman. She was a homemaker and a member of Elkmont United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, George Burch of Atlanta; one daughter, Pamela Walker of Hartselle; one sister, Nell Potts of Nashville; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Dr. Manion Coffman, Wayne Coffman, Ronald Potts, Preston Morris, Benny Raney and Johnny Poteete.

Memorials may be made to Elkmont United Methodist Church.

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