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Morgan County, Alabama Obituary Collection
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Morgan County, Alabama Obituary Collection

Morgan County, Alabama Obituary Collection - 337

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Date: Friday, 18 March 2011, at 11:27 a.m.

Billy Joe Cartee

MOULTON -- Graveside service for Billy Joe Cartee, 69, of Jackson, Tenn., formerly of Moulton, was Tuesday at Smyrna Cemetery with the Rev. Elmer Fowler officiating and Lawrence Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Cartee died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Jackson Madison Hospital. He was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Lawrence County to Noah and Jessie Cartee.

Survivors include one sister, Dixie Retherford of Moulton.

Delorice 'Cathy' Kimbrough Hagood
59, homemaker

TUSCUMBIA -- Funeral for Delorice "Cathy" Kimbrough Hagood, 59, of Muscle Shoals will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Colbert Memorial Funeral Home with Thomas Thornton officiating.

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

Mrs. Hagood died Monday, March 12, 2001, at University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham. She was born May 13, 1941, in Alabama to James E. "Shorty" Richards and Mable Alexander Richards. She was a homemaker and a member of First Southern Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Don Hagood; three sons, Barry P. Kimbrough Jr. and Robin W. Hagood, both of Mount Hope, and Eric M. Hagood of Hartselle; one daughter, Sherie Sapp of Moulton; one stepdaughter, Donna Cartee of Leighton; her mother of Muscle Shoals; three brothers, James E. Richards, Ronald "Butch" Richards and Jacky Richards, all of Muscle Shoals; nine grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gary Hallmark, Jason Vinson, Jeff Cartee, Mark Sapp, Chuck Kennedy, Jamie Vinson, Greg Sockwell and Barry Davis.

Larry E. Holaway

HARTSELLE -- Larry E. Holaway, 70, of Decatur, who along with his father Edmon Holaway opened Holaway's Food Market on Moulton Street 44 years ago, died Tuesday, March 12, 2001, at Huntsville Hospital.

Family members said he suffered a heart attack at his home Thursday night and was taken to Parkway Medical Center. He was moved to Huntsville Hospital on Friday.

His funeral will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home in Hartselle with the Rev. Hank Smith and the Rev. Frankie Sheats officiating.

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

Survivors include his wife, Thurlene McKissack Holaway; two sons, Danny Joe Holaway and David Holaway, both of Decatur; three daughters, Dianne Russell of Decatur, Donna Finney of Macon, Ga., and Debbie Rushing of Tuscaloosa; one brother, Gerald Holaway of Decatur; two sisters, Carol Cook of Moulton and Fay Miller of Maineville, Ohio; and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Timmy McKissack, Brian McKissack, Scott Justice, Van Cook, Roger Pope and John Lovell.

Employees of Holaway's Food Market will be honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Holaway was born June 10, 1930, in Cullman County. He attended Logan Elementary School and Cullman High School.

"He enjoyed life as much as I've ever seen anyone," said Gerald Holaway, who became a partner with him in the food market in 1960. The market is now on Danville Road Southwest.

In addition to being co-owner of the food market, Mr. Holaway was the store's chief meat cutter.

"He was a proud man and loved his customers," Gerald Holaway said. "He would spend time with his customers trying to make them satisfied. He had customers driving from all over North Alabama just to buy meat from him."

Mr. Holaway was a deacon and Sunday school teacher at Fellowship Baptist Church in Decatur. He was a member of the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce.

Sally Jones Maddox
80, business owner

HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Sally Jones Maddox, 80, of Hartselle will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. W.L. Cole and the Rev. Harold Thompson officiating.

Burial will be in Hartselle City Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Maddox died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Hartselle Medical Center. She was born March 20, 1920, in Morgan County to Samuel Lee Jones and Mandy Maybrey Jones. She owned Village Fabrics in Hartselle and was a member of Hartselle First United Methodist Church and charter member of the Hartselle Homemaker's Club. She was the widow of Ernest E. Maddox.

Survivors include one daughter, Sherry Burns of Hartselle; one brother, Judge Jones of Brundridge; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James Sandlin, Charles Sandlin, George White, Gary White, Mack Maddox and Greg Barnett.

Effer Goode Mason
90, retired lunchroom worker

ATHENS -- Graveside service for Effer Goode Mason, 90, of Rogersville was to be today at 2 p.m. at Miller Cemetery in Rogersville with the Rev. Claude Kelley officiating and Spry Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Mason died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence. She was born March 31, 1910, in Lauderdale County. She was a lunchroom worker for a Mississippi school system and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was the mother of the late Peggy Ann Grant.

Survivors include one son, Larry W. Mason of Rogersville; and one sister, Rose Wilbanks of Rogersville.

Pallbearers will be Marlan Miller, Wayne Lentz, Robert Lee Nash Jr., Steve Workman, Kevin Workman and Eugene Chronister.

Audrey Mae Appleton Pitt
95, homemaker

MOULTON -- Funeral for Audrey Mae Appleton Pitt, 95, of Moulton will be Thursday at Morris Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul Summerford and the Rev. Buddy Brown officiating.

Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery with Elliott Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Pitt died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center. She was born Oct. 22, 1905, in Lawrence County to Elmer Clay Appleton and Cora Craig Appleton. She was a homemaker and a member of Morris Chapel United Methodist Church for more than 70 years. She was an active member and secretary of United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a member of the Historical Commission and wrote several articles in "The Heritage of Lawrence County." Mrs. Pitt wrote about the genealogy of the Appleton family. She was the widow of Paul J. Pitt and the mother of the late Max Pitt.

Survivors include one son, Gwyn Pitt of Moulton; three brothers, Elmer Clay Appleton Jr. of Moulton, Ray Appleton of Decatur and Robert Appleton of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Annie Sue Wheeler of Erwin, Tenn.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Randy Newman, Chris Logston, James W. Payne, Gordon Jones Jr., Geno Bellino, Jeff Beasley, Gary Garrett and Randy Darnell.

Robert Louis Sparks

MOULTON -- Robert Louis Sparks, 73, of Speake died Sunday, March 11, 2001, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center.

He was born Feb. 24, 1928, in Lawrence County. Elliott Funeral Home handled arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Sparks; three sons, Hal Sparks and Bill Sparks, both of Florida, and Robert Sparks of Colorado; one brother, Billy Ray Sparks of Birmingham; three sisters, Olene Watcher of Florence, Eris Perry of Texas and Jean McGee of Michigan; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Roland Douglas Webster
59, U.S. postal worker, former state trooper

ATHENS -- Roland Douglas Webster, 59, of Athens died Monday, March 12, 2001, at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence.

He was born March 8, 1942, in Morgan County to Robert Lee Webster and Verdie McGee Webster. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a former state trooper in Limestone County. He worked for general U.S. mail facility in Madison and was a member of the local American Postal Workers Union and Bethlehem Baptist Church in Morgan County.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Blakely Webster; one son, Billy Webster of Atlanta; one daughter, Melissa Richardson of Athens; his mother of Athens; one brother, Lee O. Webster of Huntsville; one sister, Yvonne Monk of Athens; and one grandson.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Opal Thomas Berzett
76, homemaker
HUNTSVILLE -- Funeral for Opal Thomas Berzett, 76, of Huntsville will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Mayfair Church of Christ with Gary Bradley officiating.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery with Laughlin Service Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Berzett died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at Huntsville Hospital. She was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Limestone County to Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Thomas. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ and was involved in volunteer service throughout her life. She was the widow of Donald P. Berzett.

Survivors include three daughters, Priscilla Berzett Childs and Tammie Berzett Sallo, both of Huntsville, and Linda Berzett Huckleberry of Olathe, Kan.; one sister, Mildred Norton of Huntsville; four grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or AGAPE.

Arlene W. Darsey
80, homemaker

Graveside service for Arlene Darsey, 80, of Decatur will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Joel McGraw officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Darsey died Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at her home. She was born May 6, 1920, in Winston-Salem, N.C., to G.C. Ward and Bessie Stoker Ward. She was a homemaker and a member of First Assembly of God.

Survivors include her husband, John D. Darsey; three sons, Don Miller of Adamsville, Jerry Miller of Birmingham and Larry Miller of Wilmington, N.C.; two daughters, Susan Darsey of Madison and Peggy Wood of Winston-Salem; her mother, Bessie Ward of Winston-Salem; two brothers, Mack Ward and Wade Ward, both of Winston-Salem; two sisters, Bonnie Barnes of Winston-Salem and Hattie Angel of Kernersville, N.C.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Imogene Davis
78, homemaker

Funeral for Imogene Davis, 78, of Rogersville will be tonight at 7 at Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Morgan officiating.

Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 7 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Davis died Tuesday, March 13, 2001, at ECM Hospital in Florence. She was born Oct. 21, 1922, in Blount County to Thomas Jefferson McCoy and Ola Ridgeway McCoy. She was a member of Happy Valley Baptist Church and the widow of Lonzo Davis.

Survivors include one daughter, Peggy Holaway of Rogersville; three brothers, James McCoy, Olen McCoy and Joe McCoy, all of Hayden; and one grandson.

Delorice 'Cathy' Kimbrough Hagwood
59, homemaker

TUSCUMBIA -- Funeral for Delorice "Cathy" Kimbrough Hagwood, 59, of Muscle Shoals was to be today at 11 a.m. at Colbert Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Thornton, the Rev. Bill Uhlman and the Rev. Bryan Hall officiating.

Burial was to be in Sheffield Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Hagwood died Monday, March 12, 2001, at University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham. She was born May 13, 1941, in Moulton to James E. "Shorty" Richards and Mable Alexander Richards. She was a homemaker and a member of First Southern Baptist Church. She was the sister of Bobby James Richards and Johnny Rea Richards.

Survivors include her husband, Don Hagwood; three sons, Barry P. Kimbrough Jr. of Moulton, Robin W. Kimbrough of Mount Hope, and Eric M. Kimbrough of Hartselle; one daughter, Sherie Sapp of Moulton; one stepdaughter, Donna Cartee of Leighton; her mother of Muscle Shoals; three brothers, James E. Richards, Ronald "Butch" Richards and Jacky Richards, all of Muscle Shoals; nine grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Gary Hallmark, Jason Vinson, Jeff Cartee, Mark Sapp, Chuck Kennedy, Jamie Vinson, Greg Sockwell and Barry Davis.

Grandsons were to be honorary pallbearers.

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