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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 - 353

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Date: Saturday, 19 March 2011, at 4:18 a.m.

James L. Morgan
Former company manager

FLORENCE -- Funeral for James L. Morgan of Killen was Monday at 2 p.m. at Freewill Baptist Church in Florence.

Burial was in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens with Elkins Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Morgan died March 31, 2001, at his home. He was the former manager of Southern Sash Building Materials in Decatur, and was a member and deacon at First Freewill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Morgan; three daughters, Nancy Thomason of Madison, Angela Edney of Decatur and Jamie Blandford of Owensboro, Ky.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Sam Hudson, Jimmy Edgil, Will Brown, Steve Gist, Larry Miller and Dale Miller.

Alma W. Nethery
79, homemaker

HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Alma W. Nethery, 79, of Decatur was Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. Kenneth Graham and the Rev. Jack Lovelace officiating.

Burial was in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Nethery died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at Summerford Nursing Home in Falkville. She was born May 27, 1921, in Calhoun County to Robert Wheeler and Mary Jane Taylor Wheeler. She was a homemaker and a member of Austinville Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Nethery of Falkville and Clarence Nethery of Lake Worth, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Hilrey Nethery, Beckem Smith, Travis Nethery, Wayne Beaty, Ray Richards and Steven Ziaja.

Daisy Mae Rose
92

Funeral for Daisy Mae Rose, 92, of Decatur will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hal Noble officiating.

Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery with Roselawn Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the church parlor.

Mrs. Rose died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born Oct. 18, 1908, in Morgan County to Farris Michael Jones and Willie Alice Jones Braswell. She was a lifelong member of Central United Methodist Church and the widow of William Earl Rose.

Survivors include one son, William Goodwin Rose of New Mexico; one daughter, Sharon Rose Self of Decatur; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be John Norton, Dr. McCoy Pitt, Jim Duncan, Clyde George, Bentley Patrick, Mike Jones and Elmer Loyd Jr.

Willodene Lamar Tucker
70, retired machine operator

ATHENS -- Funeral for Willodene Lamar Tucker, 70, of Madison will be today at 2 p.m. at Greenbrier Christian Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Wright officiating.

Burial will be in Limestone Memorial Gardens with Spry Funeral Home directing. The body will be at the church one hour before the service.

Mrs. Tucker died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born April 21, 1930, in Lauderdale County. She was a member of Greenbrier Baptist Church and was retired as a press operator from H.D. Lee Co. in Madison.

Survivors include one son, Robert Earl Tucker of Madison; one daughter, Tammie Edmiston of Madison; one brother, Paulie Lamar of Belle Mina; four sisters, Janette Glover of Lexington, Nell Allen of Athens, Emmie Jean Nelms of Tanner and Virginia Burnette of Florence; her stepmother, Eller Mae Lamar of Athens; one half brother, Russeau Lamar of Decatur; one half sister, Anner Mae Smith of Athens; one stepbrother, Edward Wisdom of Florida; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Paul Turner, James Daly, Junior Towe, Henry Baucom, Ricky Terry and Bob Thompson.

Effie Lee Whitten
76, retired clerk

HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Effie Lee Whitten, 76, of Falkville will be Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral home with the Rev. Ray Lee and the Rev. Donald Lee officiating.

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

Mrs. Whitten died Friday, April 6, 2001, at her home. She was born May 15, 1924, in Morgan County to Alvin Wilson Lee and Dora Self Lee. She worked as a clerk at Nu-Way Cleaners in Hartselle and attended Lebanon Baptist Church. She was the sister of the late Johnson Lee, Arthur Lee, Clarence Lee, Hubert Lee, May McAbee and Letha Lawrence.

Survivors include her husband, Colman "Bill" Whitten; one stepson, Kenneth Whitten of Huntsville; one stepdaughter, Pat Lawrence of Burnsville, N.C.; one brother, Elmer "Sleepy" Lee of Hartselle; and three sisters, Thelma Anders of Hueytown, and Zadie Quattlebaum and Zettie Wright, both of Hartselle.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Vada Irene Bartlett
82, retired nurse

ATHENS -- Funeral for Vada Irene Bartlett, 82, of Hatton, formerly of Athens, will be Monday at 3 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home with Judge Mike Davis officiating.

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

Mrs. Bartlett died Friday, April 6, 2001, at her home. She was born July 30, 1918, in Lawrence County to Clyde Hagood and Rose Etta Thompson Hagood. She was retired as a registered nurse and served as one in the U.S. Navy during World War II. She attended the Church of Christ. She was the widow of H.M. Bartlett Sr.

Survivors include one brother, William Gorman Hagood Sr. of Hatton; one sister, Lucy May Winkler of Lewisville, Texas; and two stepsons, H.M Bartlett Jr. of Athens and Kent Bartlett of Panama City, Fla.

Felix Lloyd Campbell
84, retired mail carrier

MOULTON -- Funeral for Felix Lloyd Campbell, 84, of Town Creek will be today at 3 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home with Maurice Logan officiating.

Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Town Creek.

Mr. Campbell died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Tuscumbia. He was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Colbert County. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired as a rural mail carrier after 27 years. He was a member of Town Creek Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Campbell; two sons, Lloyd Ray Campbell of Atlanta and Allan Dale Campbell of Town Creek; one daughter, Cheryl James of Tuscumbia; two brothers, Henry Clark Campbell of Decatur and T.R. Campbell of Leighton; two sisters, Ophelia Harbin of Town Creek and Eva Coffey of Decatur; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be King Streater, Doug Russell, Bradley Logan, Ricky Knouff, Jim Peebles and Nelson James.

Trischel Eula Drake
83, homemaker

CULLMAN -- Funeral for Trischel Eula Drake, 83, of Falkville will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Moss Service Funeral Home with Joe Pruett officiating.

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

Mrs. Drake died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was born Dec. 22, 1917, in Cullman County to James Couch and Elizabeth Grimmett Couch. She was a homemaker. She was the mother of the late Will Shay Drake.

Survivors include her husband, Boyd Jackson Drake; one daughter, Clariece Drake Howse of Decatur; one sister, Arnest Haynie of Walter; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Troy Matthew Eddy
63, retired machinist

HARTSELLE -- Graveside service for Troy Matthew Eddy, 63, of Huntsville will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mount Tabor Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Graham officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

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

Mr. Eddy died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born Oct. 24, 1937, in Morgan County to Waymon Edward Eddy and Grace Lee Eddy. He was retired as a machinist from J.P.S. Converter Co. and was a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Survivors include one son, Charles L. Eddy of Birmingham; one daughter, Faye Eddy Terry of Trinity; one brother, Billy Jean Eddy of Hartselle; two sisters, Opal Locke of Arab and Myra Sue Ward of Eva; and two grandchildren.

Inez Rice
72, Decatur schools retiree

HUNTSVILLE -- Funeral for Inez Rice, 72, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Kings Memorial United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wylheme Ragland officiating.

Burial will be in Sterrs Cemetery with Royal Funeral Home directing. The body will be at the church one hour before the service.

Mrs. Rice died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at her home. She was born July 28, 1928, in Talucah. She was retired from the Decatur City Schools.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Rice of Decatur, Tarous Rice of Brandon, Miss., and Derica Rice of London; two daughters, Regina Bass and Veronica Rice, both of Decatur; two sisters, Almeata Crutcher and Dorothy Parker, both of Detroit; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

E.O. 'Olen' Tapscott
92, retired equipment operator

HARTSELLE -- Funeral for E.O. "Olen" Tapscott, 92, of Hartselle will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. W.L. "Bill" Cole officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mr. Tapscott died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born June 12, 1908, in Morgan County to Sim Tapscott and Berta Mae Mullins Tapscott. He was retired as a heavy equipment operator from the Tennessee Valley Authority and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 52, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4190 and Disabled American Veterans Post 52.

Survivors include two sons, Jimmy W. Tapscott and Don E. Tapscott, both of Hartselle; one brother, John Tapscott of Hartselle; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Mat Tapscott, Blake Tapscott, Randy Alred, Tommy Chasteen, Earl Weatherington and Bobby Tapscott.

John M. Wilson
76, retired carpenter

TRINITY -- Funeral for John M. Wilson, 76, of Moulton will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home with the Rev. Evan Bowling and the Rev. Hollis Rutherford officiating.

Burial will be in Moulton Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8:30 at the funeral home.

Mr. Wilson died Saturday, April 7, 2001, at his home. He was born Jan. 27, 1925, in Lawrence County to John Martin Wilson and Laura Glenn Wilson. He was a Baptist and a retired carpenter and farmer. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was the father of the late Barry Keith Wilson.

Survivors include his wife, Vera Jean Darnell Wilson; one son, Allen Wilson of Moulton; two daughters, Janet Cassimus and Gwen Cook, both of Moulton; one brother, Jack Wilson of Boaz; one sister, Maxine Wilson of Boaz; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Taylor, Jamie Parrick, Chris Cook, Harold Mayes, Robbie Jo Darnell and Ira Smith.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of the Valley.

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