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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 - 289

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Date: Friday, 18 March 2011, at 10:35 a.m.

James Martin Shelton
86, barber

TRINITY -- Funeral for James Martin Shelton, 86, of Trinity will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Parkway Funeral Home with Greg Standridge and Roger Loofier officiating.

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

Mr. Shelton died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born Jan. 31, 1914, in Lauderdale County to Thomas Martin Shelton and Mary Hawkins Shelton. He was a barber and a member of Caddo Congregational Church.

Survivors include his wife, Edith Shelton; three sons, Millard Shelton and Marlon Shelton, both of Trinity, and Arnold Shelton of Decatur; three brothers, Ruben Shelton, Odis Shelton and Alfred Shelton, all of Trinity; two sisters, Dorothy Bradley of Trinity and Mildred Hall of Texas; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Steve Shelton, David Shelton, Ronnie Shelton, Gary Shelton, Ken Shelton and Greg Compton.

Memorials may be made to the Caddo Congregation Church Cemetery Fund.

Ruth Helen Aycock
83, homemaker
CULLMAN -- Funeral for Ruth Helen Aycock, 83, of Cullman was to be today at 1 p.m. at Williams-McCracken Funeral Home with the Rev. Russell Fox officiating.

Burial was to be in Flat Rock Methodist Cemetery.

Mrs. Aycock died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at her home. She was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Cullman County to William Alvin Auston and Nancy Lee Gamblin Auston. She was the widow of Elbert Aycock, the mother of Johnny Aycock and was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Robert Aycock of Birmingham; a daughter, Linda Samples of Cullman; two sisters, Nora Mitchell of Crane Hill and Annie Bell Hayes of Decatur; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Joyce Maxine Bolton
56, former Wal-Mart employee

TUSCUMBIA -- Funeral for Joyce Maxine Bolton, 56, of Mount Hope will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Colbert Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. R.C. Borden officiating.

Burial will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Bolton died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at her home. She was born April 29, 1944, in Lawrence County to Sam. A. Garrett and Ruby Terry Garrett Odell. She was a former employee of Wal-Mart and a former school bus driver for Franklin and Lawrence County school systems.

Survivors include her husband, James W. Bolton; one son, Eddie W. Bolton of Russellville; two daughters, Sherri D. Whisenant of Russellville and Susanne Harris of Mount Hope; her mother; her stepfather, Charles Odell of Town Creek; one sister, Brenda Mitchell of Russellville; one brother, Scottie Odell of Town Creek; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Gargis, Brian Mitchell, Kenneth Franks, Rodney Hopkins, Nathaniel Williamson, and Marcus Dover.

James A. Burrus Sr.
68, poultry nutritionist

Funeral for James A. Burrus Sr., 68, of Athens will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home with Mike King officiating.

Burial will be in Limestone Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mr. Burrus died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham. He was born Oct. 6, 1932, in Lebanon, Ohio, to Paul B. Barron and Edna Mae Burrus. He was a graduate of the University of Kentucky and earned a doctorate in poultry science at Texas A&M University. He was U.S. Navy veteran. He helped form the Youth Ice Hockey League at Point Mallard and coached youth hockey for several years.

Survivors include two sons, James A. Burrus Jr. and Lee M. Burrus, both of Athens; two brothers, Paul B. Burrus of Lexington, Ky., and David G. Burrus of Montpelier, Vt.; and five grandchildren.

Margaret Patterson Cagle
Homemaker

Funeral for Margaret Patterson Cagle of Decatur was to be today at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Tolbert officiating.

Burial was to be in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Cagle died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born in Decatur to Fred Patterson and Norma Galyn Patterson. She was a homemaker and a member of Central Baptist Church.

Survivors include two nieces, Bettie Banks Brooks of Decatur and Bobbie Banks Holland of Vestavia; and one nephew, Thomas Patterson "Pat" Banks of Homewood.

Great nephews were to be pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church.

Bettie Harris
67, homemaker

HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Bettie Harris, 67, of Falkville will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Dud Williams and Willard Pile officiating.

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

Mrs. Harris died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born April 2, 1933, in Ramer to Glenn Rush Hill and Nan Tillery Hill. She was a homemaker and member of Eva Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Harris; four daughters, Belinda Estes of Decatur, Carol Holmes of Olive Branch, Miss., Shirley Hopper of Hartselle and Sharon West of Falkville; three brothers, Bobby Hill of Montgomery, Richard Hill of Ramer and John Glenn Hill of Georgia; three sisters, Vivian Lyon of Coosada, and Glenda Missildine and Georgia Cargile, both of Ramer; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Hill, Jimmy Lyon, Glenn Hill, Chris Holmes, Chad Holmes and Tony Estes.

Gober Howell
86, retired car salesman

HALEYVILLE -- Funeral for Gober Howell, 86, of Decatur, formerly of Haleyville, was to be today at 2 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home with the Rev. R. Terry Bentley officiating.

Mr. Howell died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at National Health Care in Moulton. He was born Jan. 28, 1914, in Red Bay to Dr. James Monroe Howell and Cora Ethel Gober Howell. He retired as a car salesman from Ray Motor Co. in Haleyville after 43 years. He was a greeter at the Haleyville Wal-Mart for 10 years. He was a member of Haleyville First United Methodist Church, the widower of Evelyn Howell, the brother of Clyde Howell and Jimmy Gober Howell and the half-brother of Erskin Howell.

Survivors include two sons, James R. Howell of Decatur, and Gober Howell of McComb, Miss.; and three grandchildren.

Timothy Hayden Johnson
53, salesman

HOLLY POND -- Funeral for Timothy Hayden Johnson, 53, of Joppa will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Ryan Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Pike and the Rev. Samuel Tucker officiating.

Burial will be in Ryan Baptist Church Cemetery with Holly Pond Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the church from 5 tonight until time of the service.

Mr. Johnson died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 9, 1947, in Morgan County to Robert M. Johnson and Nell Yancey Johnson. He was a member of Ryan Baptist Church, a captain of the Joppa Volunteer Fire Department, and a parts salesman for Eckenrod Ford. He was the brother of Bonnie Johnson Lemmons.

Survivors include his wife, Glenda Bennefield Johnson; and one daughter, Vickie Lynn Johnson of Cullman.

George Maxwell
63, retired supervisor

ATHENS -- Funeral for George Maxwell, 63, of Athens will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Antioch Presbyterian Church in Athens with the Rev. Robert Rice officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with Peoples Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mr. Maxwell died Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at his home. He was born Nov. 3, 1937, in Jefferson County to Fred Maxwell and Rosie Maxwell. He was a retired supervisor for the city of Athens Sanitation Department. He was an elder at Antioch Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Leona Maxwell; two sons, Lamont Maxwell of Nashville and Norman Maxwell of Huntsville; a stepdaughter, Cassandra Stanley of Athens; one brother, James Maxwell of Athens; and five grandchildren.

Cleo 'Goodloe' Orr
74, former hospital custodian

Funeral for Cleo "Goodloe" Orr, 74, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Westside Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Clifford Orr officiating.

Burial will be in Sykes Cemetery with Sharpley Funeral Home directing. The family will receiver friends tonight at 5 at 1510 Thomas Drive.

Mr. Orr died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born Jan. 29, 1926, in Danville to Fred Douglas and Ivory Carquit Orr. He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church and was married to the late Forzell Johnson Orr. He was a custodian at Decatur General Hospital.

Survivors include four sons, Charles Edward Orr, the Rev. Clifford Orr, Jimmie Lewis Orr and Stephen Orr, all of Decatur; one daughter, Charlene Pointer of Moulton; two sisters, Ophelia Patterson and Ruth Batts, both of Hartselle; two brothers, Travis Orr of Falkville and Ardie Orr of Danville; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Walter Sutherlin, Benny Nance, Rance Sutherlin, Clarence Adkins, Alton Orr, Fred Orr and Joe Sutherlin.

Anna Ruth Myers Sanders
72, Christian educator

DECHERD, Tenn. -- Memorial service for Anna Ruth Myers Sanders, 72, of Decherd will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Decherd United Methodist Church with Moore-Cortner Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Sanders died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, in Decherd. She was born Aug. 28, 1928, in Sewanee, Tenn. She attended Birmingham Southern College and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in speech and English. She earned a master's degree from Scarritt College in Nashville.

She had a career in Christian education, serving as Christian education program director at United Methodist churches in Fountain City, Tenn., Murfreesboro, Tenn., Lynchburg, Va., and Woodbridge, Va. She was a Christian education program director for Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Decatur. She was a volunteer coordinator for the Crisis Center Hotline in Austin, Texas, and Buddies in Nashville. She was a master storyteller and was well known throughout area churches, public groups and at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville. She was a member of Decherd United Methodist Church, Zeta Tau Alpha, the Friendship Force and the Multi-County Cancer Support Network.

Survivors include: one son, Alan Myers Sanders of Decherd; one daughter, Anna Karen Sanders of Los Angeles; and one sister, Mae Hutson of Chattanooga.

Memorials may be made to the Multi-County Cancer Network of Tullahoma, Tenn.

Roy Wayne Smith
57, shop foreman

HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Roy Wayne Smith, 57, of Falkville will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. Joey Coots and the Rev. Kenneth Graham officiating.

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

Mr. Smith died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at his home. He was born April 26, 1943, in Morgan County to Fred Smith and Arizona Estell Cordar Smith. He was a shop foreman at Valley Steel Construction and brother of James Jackson Smith and Dorothy June Buchanan.

Survivors include his wife, Geraldine Shaddrix Smith; one son, Phillip Wayne Smith of Falkville; one daughter, Sandy Smith White of Falkville; two brothers, Daniel Matthew Smith and John David "Buzz" Smith, both of Falkville; two sisters, Patsy Carol Koltz of Hesperia, Mich., and Martha Lynn Rea of Decatur; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dwight Shaddrix, Dwayne Shaddrix, Carl Shaddrix, Hoyt Roberts, Stanley Smith and Charles Smith.

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