Larkin William Yates
Funeral for Larkin William Yates, 92, of Decatur will be today at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Kenneth A. Dunivant, the Rev. Billy Stephenson and the Rev. Sid McAnnally officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery with Roselawn Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends today from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church.
Mr. Yates died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born May 18, 1908, in Wadley to E.A. and Emma Yates. He was a teacher, coach and principal for Cullman County Schools, and principal of Austin High School and Decatur Junior High School. He served as superintendent of Cullman City Schools and city administrator for Decatur.
A lifetime member of the National and Alabama Education associations, he was the founder and director of Community Relations Association. He was involved in the Boy Scouts, Cullman and Decatur Kiwanis clubs, state Department of Mental Health and Friends of the Wallace Center. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Agnew Yates; one son, David Larkin Yates of Decatur; one daughter, Donna Y. McAnnally of Decatur; one stepson, Robert Agnew of Birmingham; one stepdaughter, Lane Agnew Harris of Emerald Island, S.C.; two half brothers, Doyle Yates
and Harold Yates, both of Decatur; two half sisters, Elaine Parker and Jean McMillan, both of Decatur; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Jones, Bob Hall, Doyce Yates, Larry Dunlap, Jim Gregory and Bob McKenzie.
Members of Moulton Street Coffee Club and Lend a Hand Sunday school class will be honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church United Methodist Residential Alternative.
John Edgar Barnhart
67, truck driver
MOULTON -- Funeral for John Edgar Barnhart, 67, of Hartselle was to be today at 2 p.m. at Elliott Funeral Home with the Rev. Dwight McCay officiating.
Burial was to be in Roselawn Cemetery in Decatur.
Mr. Barnhart died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at his home. He was born April 21, 1933, in Batson, Texas, to Frankie Barnhart and Vena Tompkins Barnhart. He was a Protestant, a truck driver and a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was the brother of the late Alberta Davis.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Barnhart; one son, Richard Barnhart of Decatur; three daughters, Suzy Willis and Debbie Hitt, both of California, and Cheryl Barnhart of Arizona; two stepsons, Raymond Horn of Hartselle and Shelton Lee Burch of Texas: three stepdaughters, Belinda Bowen of Liberty, Texas, Laura Lewis and Joy Horn, both of Hartselle; one brother, Gerald Barnhart of Hardin, Texas; one sister, Lillie Ruth Ferguson of Liberty; and 12 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Michael Graham, Glyndon Sparkman, Matthew Graham, Frankie Myers, Steve Hills and Buddy Johnson.
James Leroy Basenburg
67, Biltmore Homes co-owner
CULLMAN -- Funeral for James Leroy Basenburg, 67, of Cullman was to be today at 2 p.m. at Welti Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ray Lathem officiating and Cullman Heritage Funeral Home directing.
Burial was to be in Welti Cemetery.
Mr. Basenburg died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1933, in Cullman County to William Henry Basenburg and Eunice Stewart Basenburg. He was co-owner of Biltmore Homes, a Marine Corps veteran and a member of Welti Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include his wife, June Shadinger Basenburg; two sons, Rodney Basenburg and Reggie Basenburg, both of Cullman; five sisters, Brenda Livingston of Hartselle, Mildred Amick and Sarah Nell Sutton, both of Birmingham, and Betty Buchanan and Helen Allen, both of Cullman; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Cullman County Hospice or Relay for Life/Cullman Division.
John Turner Dunn Sr.
94, farmer, saddlemaker
Funeral for John Turner Dunn Sr., 94, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Standridge and the Rev. Roger Loosier officiating.
Burial will be in Caddo Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mr. Dunn died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Sunbridge Healthcare and Rehabilitation. He was born Aug. 8, 1906, in Lawrence County to Mac and Alice Dunn. He was a farmer, a saddlemaker and a member of Caddo Congregational Church.
Survivors include his wife, Gertie Hays Dunn; four sons, Marquett Dunn and Lon C. Dunn, both of Decatur, John Turner Dunn Jr. of Athens and Hoyt Dunn of Trinity; one daughter, Ivine Dunn Hill of Trinity; 27 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be David Dunn, Randy Dunn, Timmie Dunn, Donald Dunn, John Morgan, Danny Dunn and Wendell Morgan.
90, retired TVA construction worker
TALUCAH -- Funeral for Jeremiah Matthews, 90, of Valhermoso Springs will be Wednesday at noon at Mount Mariah United Methodist Church with the Rev. Calvin Jones officiating.
Burial will be in Draper-Chatman Cemetery in Talucah with Nelms Memorial Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the church.
Mr. Matthews died Friday, Nov. 17, 2000, at his home. He was born June 27, 1910, in Talucah. He was a retired TVA construction worker.
Survivors include two sons, Carl Draper of Huntsville and Charlie Weeden of Columbia, Tenn.; and one sister, Idella Stevens of Stevenson.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Matias Blanco Moreno
Funeral for Matias Blanco Moreno, 49, of Decatur will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Moreno died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2000, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born Feb. 24, 1951, in Mexico.
Survivors include his wife, Gregoria Solias; six sons, Julio Blanco, Gregorio Blanco, Santiago Blanco and Jesus Blanco, all of Carrizal de La Via, Guerrero, Mexico, Ociel Blanco Solias of Decatur and Jovanny Blanco Solias of Arenal de Al Varez, Guerrerro, Mexico; two daughters, Aidel Blanco and Ana Jris Blanco Solias, both of Carrizal de La Via; and two grandchildren.
Gladys Lorene Brown Oliver
CULLMAN -- Funeral for Gladys Lorene Brown Oliver, 82, of Cullman was to be today at 2 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Upshaw with the Rev. Glenn Wood, the Rev. Clarence Price , the Rev. Randall Waldrop and the Rev. Kris Oliver officiating.
Burial was to be in the adjoining cemetery with Williams-McCracken Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Oliver died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at Woodland Medical Center. She was born March 22, 1918, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., to Aaron Brown and Rosa Lee Barnes Brown. She was a homemaker. She was the widow of Orbie Oliver and the mother of the late Norma Sue Oliver and Jewel Smithson.
Survivors include two sons, F.C. Oliver of Addison and Terry Oliver of Ellijay, Ga.; five daughters, Mable Eddy and Dianne Mathis, both of Hanceville, Linda Russell of Falkville, Sybil Hampton of Columbia, Tenn., and Cynthia Coleman of Cullman; one brother, Thomas Brown of Arley; one sister, Beatrice Byrd of Lawrenceburg; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Dr. Sidney Chenault
73, Retired physician
When Dr. Sidney Chenault retired in 1992, his peers said he would be a difficult man to replace. A Decatur family practitioner, his patients numbered in the thousands, many of whom he had cared for since their childhood.
Discussing his retirement, Dr. Chenault said his patients were like an extended family, and not seeing them would be the most difficult thing he would face.
Dr. Chenault, 73, who lived in Hillsboro, died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham. His funeral will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Chuck Cramer officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from noon to 2 at the funeral home.
His retirement ended an era that saw members of the Chenault family practicing medicine in Decatur for almost 100 years. Father, grandfather, uncles and cousins, nephews and a niece treated generations of residents since the early 1900s.
Dr. Chenault started his Decatur practice when he returned home after a stint as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Air Force.
Before his retirement, he spoke of his grandfather, Dr. Calvin Sidney Chenault, who rode on horseback to see his patients. He kept memorabilia at his office, including his grandfather's saddlebags with some of the original medicine. He later donated the historic collection to the University of Alabama School of Medicine.
When he began his practice, doctors still made house calls. Even in 1992, Dr. Chenault said he still made a few calls when a patient was too ill to come to his office.
He was born July 2, 1927, in Decatur to Dr. Erskine Murphy Chenault and Julia Eleanor Blair Chenault. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rotary Club of Decatur, The Investment Club and Moulton Street Culture Club. He was co-owner of the Chenault Clinic with Dr. Frank Chenault, Dr. John M. Chenault, his father, and Dr. Eugene Chenault.
Dr. Chenault was a graduate of Vanderbilt University and The University of Alabama. He served his residency and internship at University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham. He practiced medicine for 34 years. In addition to family practice, he was trained in nuclear medicine at Oak Ridge, Tenn. He was the widower of Frances G. Chenault.
After his retirement, he worked with the LifeLine program at Decatur General Hospital and with the rehabilitation center at Lurleen B. Wallace Developmental Center. Before his retirement he also worked as an advisor for Mutual Savings Life Insurance Co.
Survivors include three sons, William Chenault of Spring Place, Ga., Daniel Chenault of Decatur, and David Chenault of Huntsville; one sister, Eleanor McBride of Tallahassee, Fla.; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will include Judson Hawthorne, Stephen Worley, Bill Armstead, Larson Jay, John McBride, Bob Schwuchow, Jeffrey Chenault and Neal Worley.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of Rotary Club of Decatur.
Memorials may be made to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, P.O. Box 660584, Birmingham, AL 35266-0584, or to the LifeLine program at Decatur General Hospital.
James Cleon Dyer
CULLMAN -- Funeral for James Cleon Dyer, 70, of Trimble, was to be today at 10 a.m. at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home.
Burial was to be in Flint Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Dyer died Nov. 19, 2000, at Hanceville Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 23, 1930, in Cullman County. He was a welder and a member of Flint Creek Baptist Church. He was a member of the U. S. Army and a veteran of the Korean War.
Survivors include one son, Brad Dyer of Hanceville; three daughters, Beth Parker of Decatur, and Melinda Shable and Melissa Shable, both of Cullman; one brother, Larry Dyer of Vinemont; and four grandchildren.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas -- Memorial services for Mutsue Giganti, 72, of Athens, will be Saturday at Cook and Walden Funeral Home in Pflugerville, Texas. McConnell Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of local arrangements.
Burial will be in Cook and Walden Funeral Home Cemetery.
Mrs. Giganti died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2000, at her home. She was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Japan to Tesuzo Takahashi and Yoshino Endo Takahashi. She was a homemaker and the widow of Vincent Giganti Sr. and the mother of the late Anthony Giganti.
Survivors include three daughters, Rosemarie Novalis of Athens, Marie Johnson of Pflugerville, and Judith Endo of Seaside Park, N.J.; three sons, Joseph Giganti of Canon City, Colo., Vincent Giganti Jr. of Belmar, N.J. and John Giganti of Neptune City, N.J.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Flossie Sheats Heflin
MOULTON -- Funeral for Flossie Sheats Heflin, 86, of Hillsboro, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Marvin Gillespie officiating.
Burial will be in Morris Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Heflin died Monday, Nov. 20, 2000, at National Health Care in Moulton. She was born Feb. 1, 1914, in Lawrence County to George Sheats and Emma Sheats. She was a homemaker and the widow of Louis Heflin.
Survivors include several nephews and nieces.
Pallbearers will be Alan Winchester, James Winchester, Eddie Winchester, Dallas Winchester, Randy Hunt and James Heflin.