Dwight Paul Aldridge
76, retired Fruehauf foreman
Funeral for Dwight Paul Aldridge, 76, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Craig Carlisle officiating.
Burial will be in Somerville Church of God Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mr. Aldridge died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born March 6, 1925, in Lawrence County to Paul W. Aldridge and Virgie Mae Sivley Aldridge. He was a member of Central Park Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He retired as a foreman from Fruehauf. He was the widower of Cora Ella Atkins Aldridge.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Aldridge, Tim Aldridge and Chris Aldridge Sr., all of Decatur; one daughter, Beth Villarreal of Decatur; one brother, Frank Aldridge of Montgomery; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jon Aldridge, Tom Aldridge, Chris Aldridge, Jeff Villarreal, Barry Cooper, Mark Atkins, Bill Weldon and Phillip Gurley.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Hospice of the Valley in memory of Cora Ella Atkins Aldridge.
Esther Thomas Chenault
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Esther Thomas Chenault, 80, of Hartselle will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. Dewitt Crowe officiating.
Burial will be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Miss Chenault died Monday, July 9, 2001, at her home. She was born Oct. 4, 1920, in Lawrence County to Jessie A. Chenault and Elizabeth Swindle Chenault. She was a homemaker and a member of Southwest Baptist Church.
Survivors include two brothers, Chester Chenault of Decatur and John Chenault of Danville; four sisters, Thelma Sandlin, Bea Johnson and Mae Sue Fields, all of Hartselle, and Lois Kirby of Athens.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Chenault, Jerry Chenault, Mike Chenault, Larry Fields, John Kirby and Wendel Sandlin.
Bobbie Eubanks Travis Doss
Graveside service for Bobbie Eubanks Travis Doss, 66, of Decatur was to be today at 10 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Thayer officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Doss died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born July 30, 1934, in New Castle to James Velton Eubanks and Wilma Sharp Eubanks. She was a homemaker. She was the sister of the late Myra Bond and the late Evie White.
Survivors include four sons, Roger Travis and Phillip Travis, both of San Antonio, Texas, David Travis of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Clint Travis of Chattanooga; four sisters, Nell Rogers, Mary Roberts and Lukie Pressley, all of Decatur, and Pam Garrett of Gardendale; and seven grandchildren.
Nephews and grandchildren were to be pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley.
Dewey Edward Echols
98, retired farmer
ATHENS -- Funeral for Dewey Edward Echols, 98, of Anderson will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Marty Mosley officiating and Spry Funeral Home directing.
Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. The body will be in the church one hour before the service.
Mr. Echols died Monday, July 9, 2001, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. He was born March 11, 1903, in Lauderdale County to Walter H. Echols and Manerva Echols. He was a retired farmer and a member of Bethel Baptist Church. He was the widower of Flora Echols. He was the father of the late Aaron Echols and the grandfather of the late Linda Roden Simonin.
Survivors include one daughter, Betty Roden of Huntsville; one sister, Laurene Whitehead of Anderson; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jason Echols, Josh Matthews, Mark Matthews, David Johnson, Allen Moore and James Stark.
Kathleen Starr Edwards
81, self-employed hairdresser
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Kathleen Starr Edwards, 81, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. Sandra Locke-Godbey officiating.
Burial will be in Gum Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Edwards died Monday, July 9, 2001, at her home. She was born Aug. 31, 1919, in Kentucky to Orville Yeager Starr and Rosalee Baldwin Starr. She was a Methodist and self-employed as a hairdresser. She was the mother of the late James H. Edwards.
Survivors include her husband, Gilbert D. Edwards; two sons, Allen Edwards of Crane Hill and Donald Edwards of Decatur; one daughter, Carol Wilson of Falkville; two brothers, Lonnie Starr of Hartselle and Orville Starr Jr. of North Carolina; one sister, Dorothy Starr Wilson of Florida; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Clayton Hall, Walter Price, Randy Thomason, Todd Russell, Tony Clark and Hobson Ward Jr.
Netta Bittick Inglis
84, retired nurse and businesswoman
Graveside service for Netta Bittick Inglis, 84, of Decatur was Monday at Decatur City Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Fennell officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Inglis died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born March 24, 1917, in Buford, Tenn., to Robert Lee Bittick and Mary Etta Bittick. She grew up in Tanner and graduated in 1939 from Benevolent Society Hospital nursing school in Decatur. She worked as a nurse for Dr. John Bragg until 1954, when she retired to help manage her husband's business. She was a Methodist. She was the sister of the late Georgia White, the late Lena Bittick and the late Gerauda Bittick.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Fred D. Inglis; and two sisters, Ada Taylor and Susie Odom, both of Decatur.
Pallbearers were George Ricks, Glendon Easter, Freddy Hough, Harold Kennedy, Barry Smith and Jim Halbrooks.
Caregivers were honorary pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley or the American Cancer Society.
Lyle Reece Knox Sr.
ATHENS -- Funeral for Lyle Reece Knox Sr., 76, of Columbia, Tenn., will be Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at McConnell Funeral Home with Paul Kurts officiating.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. in Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery in Nashville. The family will receive friends one hour before the service at the funeral home.
Mr. Knox died Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Floyd E. "Tut" Fann Veterans Home in Huntsville. He was born March 31, 1925, in Fruitland, Tenn., to John P. Knox and Wilma Dixon Knox. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of the Church of God. He was the father of the late Lyle Reece Knox Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Norma Knox; one son, Raymond Blake Knox of Colorado; seven stepsons, Al Parsons, Johnny Parsons, Ronnie Parsons, Floyd Craig, Tommy Craig, Jerry Craig and Jimmy Craig, all of Columbia, and one stepdaughter, Lorrie Craig of Columbia; one sister, Mary Knox Williams of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; and one grandson.
Bunnell Bates Ogle
JACKSONVILLE -- Funeral for Bunnell Bates Ogle, 76, of Weaver will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at K.L. Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter M. Blackmon, the Rev. Howard Roberts and the Rev. Jim Kelley officiating.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Ogle died Monday, July 9, 2001, at her daughter's home in Hartselle. She was born March 29, 1925, in Georgia to George W. Bates and Queenie Esther Sanders Bates.
Survivors include her husband, Herbert J. Ogle; three daughters, Sandra Smelser and Suzanne Blackmon, both of Hartselle, and Pat Vines of Wellington; one brother, Hoyt Bates of Oxford; one sister, Olzie Gray of Heflin; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jason Ayers, Josh Blackmon, Caleb Blackmon, Paul Wilson, Jason Poole and Chad Bryant.
Memorials may be made to East Highland Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice of the Valley.
James Edward 'Foto' Sharpley
Funeral for James Edward "Foto" Sharpley, 33, of Decatur will be Thursday at noon at Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Danville with the Rev. Carolyn Brown officiating.
Burial will be in Camp Ground Cemetery with Reynolds Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before services.
Mr. Sharpley died Friday, July 6, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born Dec. 19, 1967, to James Earl Sharpley and Mary Frances Orr Sharpley. He was a graduate of Danville High School and a member of Hartselle Missionary Baptist Church. He was an electrician.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Lynn Sharpley; three sons, Darris Long, Zachery Freeman and Tyler Freeman, all of Decatur; two daughters, Yah'Shere Orr of Hartselle and Jeanette Maxwell of Decatur; seven brothers, James Alvin Orr of Falkville, Leverle Turney, James Terranzo Sharpley and Martze Sharpley, all of Hartselle, Deon Orr and John Bledsoe, both of Decatur, and Chris Orr of Atlanta; six sisters, Cynthia Patterson, Tenisha Sharpley and Teresa Wallace, all of Hartselle, Patricia Davis and Carolyn Brown, both of Decatur, and Michelle Echols of Moulton; his parents, of Hartselle; and his stepmother, Mary Lynn Sharpley of Hartselle.
Pallbearers will be Chris Orr, Derrick Orr, Elon Orr, John Fred Orr, James Orr and Fletcher Turney Jr.
69, retired minister
ALBERTVILLE -- Memorial service for Deral Sims, 69, of Hixson, Tenn., will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church in Albertville with the Rev. Raymond Cook officiating.
The funeral was Sunday, July 8, 2001, at Heritage Funeral Home in Chattanooga. Burial was in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Sims died Friday, July 6, 2001, at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. He was an airman first class during the Korean War. He worked for Redstone Arsenal in the 1960s. He worked for Combustion Engineering for 15 years and was a pastor for 28 years in Alabama and Tennessee. He earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in religious education from Tennessee Temple University and Covington Theological Seminary. He earned a doctor of divinity degree from Covington. He was a member of Central Baptist Church of Hixson. He was the son of the late Gilmer and Pauline Sims and the brother of the late Cleburne Sims.
Survivors include his wife, Gayle Sims; two sons, Michael Sims of Chickamauga, Ga., and Paul Sims of Chattanooga; one daughter, Rhonda Hyche of Chattanooga; one brother, Don Sims of Rossville, Ga.; one sister, Joy Simpson of Somerville; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hixson Central Baptist Church, 5208 Hixson Pike, Hixson, Tenn. 37343.
Alice Audrey Riddle Smith
HUNTSVILLE -- Funeral for Alice Audrey Riddle Smith, 75, of Somerville will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Laughlin Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Spray and the Rev. Charles Marble officiating.
Burial will be in Collins Cemetery at Cotaco. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Smith died Monday, July 9, 2001, at Crestwood Hospital. She was born March 11, 1926, in Morgan County to James Herman Riddle and Ollie Ormada Burnett Riddle. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three sons, James Thomas Collins of Ardmore, and Dale Edward Collins and Charles David Smith, both of Somerville; two daughters, Mary Alice C. Key of Ardmore and Linda Gayle Collins of Huntsville; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
72, retired custodian
HAVERHILL, Mass. -- Funeral for Frank Byrd, 72, of Haverhill will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Haverhill with H.F. Farmer Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Byrd died Thursday, July 5, 2001, in Haverhill. He was a native of Morgan County and worked as a custodian for Decatur City Schools.
Survivors include his wife, Celister Byrd; two daughters, Queen Tucker and Rebecca Gibson, both of Decatur; one brother, Willie James Byrd of Indianapolis; and two sisters, Dossie Byrd and Rebecca Reedus, both of Decatur.