William Arthur Howell
ATHENS -- Funeral for William Arthur Howell, 72, of Athens will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Sardis Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Keenum officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with Limestone Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home. The body will be at the church one hour before the funeral.
Mr. Howell died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Ardmore, Tenn. He was born Dec. 8, 1928, in Jeffersonville, Ind., to Raymond Howell and Pauline Marie Hobson Howell. He was veteran of the Korean War and a retired security guard. He was the brother of the late Donna High.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Virginia Howell; four stepsons, Billy Ray Allender of Washington, Robert Lee Allender of Athens, Steven J. Allender of Vinton, Iowa, and Daniel Wayne Allender of Irvin, Texas; two sisters, Darline Evans of Lockport, Ill., and Delores Ann Novotny of Centerville, Iowa; seven step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association.
Lessie Johnson Mason
Funeral for Lessie Johnson Mason, 54, of Decatur will be Tuesday at noon at Love Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Trinity with the Rev. Lawson Fletcher officiating.
Burial will be Decatur City Cemetery with Reynolds Funeral Home directing. The body will be at the church one hour before the service.
Mrs. Mason died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at her home. She was born Dec. 6, 1946, in Morgan County, to Jeff Johnson and Lizzie Young Johnson. She was a member of Love Chapel church.
Survivors include her husband, Armstead Mason Jr.; one son, Dimitri Johnson of Decatur; one daughter, Shameka Mason of Decatur; nine brothers, Jeff Johnson Jr., Abraham Johnson, the Rev. Maxie Johnson and Johnny Johnson, all of Decatur, Bossie Johnson, the Rev. Robert Johnson and Percy Johnson, all of Hillsboro; Morris Johnson of Huntsville and the Rev. Milton Johnson of Stockton, Calif.; two sisters, Lizzie Lee Johnson and Lucy Mae Johnson, both of Decatur; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Carl Johnson, Darnell Johnson, Willie Mack Johnson, Charles Johnson, Brodgerick Taylor and the Rev. James Coffey.
William Dewey Steele
HARTSELLE -- Graveside service for William Dewey Steele, 74, of Danville will be today at 2 p.m. at Friendship Cemetery South in Danville with the Rev. Mac Carter officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Steele died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at his home. He was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Morgan County, to Jack Steele and Fannie Garnett Steele. He was a U.S. Army and Navy Reserve veteran of World War II and a retired farmer.
Survivors include three sons, Dewey Teryl Steele and Troy Jack Steele, both of Danville, and David Kent Steele of Falkville; one brother, Emmitt Steele of Danville; one sister, Oda Lee Lawrence of Danville; and three grandchildren.
Sons and nephews will be pallbearers.
William Leon Tennyson
Graveside service for William Leon Tennyson, 81, of Decatur was Saturday at Mount Zion Cemetery in Cullman County with the Rev. Leroy Simmons officiating and Shelton Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Tennyson died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at his residence. He was born Oct. 8, 1920, in Morgan County. He was a deputy sheriff in Decatur, a police officer for Falkville and a retired insulator employed by Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant and Tennessee Valley Authority.
Survivors include his wife, Jamie Tennyson; two sons, Leon Tennyson of Gadsden and Jeff Tennyson of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, Wesley Tennyson of Calera; one sister, June White of Birmingham; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be George Hudgins, Ted Hudgins, James Hudgins Jr., Johnny Blevins, Harold Montgomery and Robin Kent.
Allie Mae Bates
Funeral for Allie Mae Bates, 77, of Decatur will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Asa Boozer officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Bates died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation for Decatur. She was born Nov. 18, 1923, in Morgan County to Samuel Jackson Garner and Emma Wright Garner. She was a licensed practical nurse at Decatur General Hospital and Parkway Medical Center, and she worked for Hospice of the Valley for five years. She was the widow of James S. Bates.
Survivors include two sons, Samuel Douglas Dockery of Decatur and Roger Lynn Dockery of Orange Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Patricia Ann Atchley of Cullman; three brothers, Carl Garner of Birmingham, Eugene Garner of Hartselle and Jack Garner of Somerville; one sister, Geraldine Ballenger of Talucah; and three grandchildren.
Nephews and grandsons will be pallbearers.
Edwin Marshall Blaich
Funeral for Edwin Marshall Blaich, 74, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Craig Carlisle officiating.
Graveside service will be at noon in old Macedonia Cemetery in Bankhead Forest. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Blaich died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Parkway Medical Center Hospital. He was born Feb. 25, 1927, in Birmingham to Thomas James Blaich and Emma Vivian Samuell Blaich. He was a retired foreman for Fruehauf. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran and a seaman first class.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Blaich; one son, Thomas Edwin Blaich of Hartselle; one brother, Thomas James Blaich of Jackson Gap; one sister, Mildred Hicks of Birmingham; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Tony James, Ben White, Jason Putnam, Tim Murray and Brad Forster.
James Alton Cofer
HARTSELLE -- Graveside service for James Alton Cofer, 77, of Hartselle will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Good Hope Cemetery in Cullman County with Sandra Locke Godbey officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mr. Cofer died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, in Hartselle Medical Center. He was born April 15, 1924, in Cullman County to Dennis A. Cofer and Bessie Lee Lindsey Cofer. He was a self-employed hardwood flooring installer. He was a World War II Navy veteran. He had lived and worked in Chicago for 35 years before moving back to the Hartselle area.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Cofer; one son, Dennis Cofer of Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Darla Bennett of Washington, D.C., and Dedra Cofer of Virginia; one sister, Willie Booth of Hartselle; and eight grandchildren.
Lorena Dunning, 73, of Decatur died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. Shelton Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
Troy Norman Eshelman
Memorial service for Troy Norman Eshelman, 53, of Trinity will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Steve Caudle officiating and Shelton Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Eshelman died at home Friday, Nov. 2, 2001. He was born Sept. 6, 1948, in Corry, Pa., to Elvin Eshelman and Florence Silvis Eshelman. He was a Baptist lay minister. He served in the Army and the Army Reserves for 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Kym Sargent; two daughters, Taunya Bratek of Meadville, Pa., and Tanis Weidner of Centerville, Pa.; one stepson, Sgt. Nicholas Kucharski of Fort Polk, La.; his father and stepmother, Elvin and Eleanor Eshelman of Corry, Pa.; four brothers, Elvin "Butch" Eshelman of Gettysburg, Pa., Dan Eshelman of Columbus, Pa., James Eshelman of Corry, Pa., and Jerry Eshelman of Union City, Pa.; two sisters, Gayle Cone and Faith Powers, both of Corry, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.
Anthony Porter Flowers
Funeral for Anthony Porter Flowers, 48, of Decatur will be Wednesday at noon at St. Stephens Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Eugene Lewis officiating.
Burial will be in Calvary Memorial Gardens with Reynolds Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Flowers died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born Jan. 16, 1953, in Decatur to James Flowers and Julia Margaret Stegall Flowers. He graduated from Decatur High School and Calhoun Community College with a degree in barbering. He was self-employed as a barber and a member of St. Stephens Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Edna Flowers; two sons, Anthony Flowers Jr. and Corey Flowers, both of Decatur; four brothers, James Flowers Jr. and Larry Flowers, both of Cleveland, Ohio, Edmond Flowers of Madison and James R. Smith of Decatur; and two sisters, Anona Flowers of Decatur and Irene Morrow of College Park, Ga.
Pallbearers will be Willie James Butler, Brandon Cowley, Deangelo McDaniel, Paul Stevens, David Bass, Wayne Henderson, Billy Joe Birdsong and Charles Owens.
Freeman L. Holland
MOULTON -- Funeral for Freeman L. Holland, 81, of Moulton was to be today at 11 a.m. at Moulton Baptist Church with the Rev. Darryl Wood and the Rev. Larry Wright officiating.
Burial was to be in Moulton Memory Gardens with Elliott Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Holland died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Baptist Montclair Hospital in Birmingham. He was born Sept. 8, 1920, in Lawrence County to Thomas Irvin Holland Sr. and Della Gillespie Holland. He was a United States Air Force master sergeant and flew over 33 missions in the European Theater during World War II. He was a Moulton City councilman for 16 years, and a member and former deacon of Moulton Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Katharine Holland; two daughters, Jan Holland Stockton and Karen Holland Little, both of Decatur; two brothers, Neal Holland Sr. and Thomas I. Holland Jr., both of Decatur; two sisters, Christine Cagle of Decatur and Elizabeth Bingham of Hillsboro; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Newell Cagle, Neal Holland Jr., Thomas Harkins, Ray Stanford, Lynn Stockton and Benny Williams.
MOULTON -- Funeral for Hyacinth Landers, 86, of Town Creek, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home with the Leon Cole and the Hal Bingham officiating.
Burial will be in Moulton Memory Garden. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Landers died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Shoals Hospital. She was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Lawrence County to Ausie William Jeffreys and Clara Sue Butler Jeffreys. She was a homemaker and a member of Hatton Church of Christ. She was the sister of the late Horace Jeffreys, Travis Jeffreys, Scott Jeffreys and Lassie Matthews.
Survivors include one son, Nathaniel Landers of Town Creek; one daughter, Avon Hallmark of Town Creek; one brother, Coolidge Jeffreys of New Market; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Pallbearers will be Steve Jeffreys, Allen Ray Jeffreys, Raymond Jeffreys, Gene Jeffreys, Burlus Jeffreys and Sterling Smith.
Irma Almeta Owens
ATHENS -- Funeral for Irma Almeta Owens, 79, of Athens was to be today at 11 a.m. at Spry Funeral Home with Tony Woodall and Chris Kemp officiating.
Burial was to be in Dement Cemetery.
Mrs. Owens died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Limestone Health Facility. She was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Limestone County to Henry Milton Marks and Sarah Jane Webb Marks. She was a homemaker and a member of Sunnyhill Church of Christ. She was the widow of Lawrence Owens. She was the sister of the late Lucille Davis, Dennie Marks and Leland Marks.
Survivors include five sons, David Owens of Sulphur, La., Eddie Owens of Killen, Don Owens of Hoover, and Julian Owens and Mike Owens, both of Athens; six daughters, Virginia Woodall of Decatur, Hope Williams of Huntsville, Sue Smith of Elkmont, and Tillie Daniel, Carol Clem and Sandra Davis, all of Athens; one brother J.T. "Shine" Marks of Athens; 24 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Troy Clem, Stephen Williams, Eddie Owens, Mark Owens, Lance Owens and Mahlon Nixon.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Limestone County.
ATHENS -- Funeral for Aubrey Russell, 85, of Elkmont will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Spry Funeral Home with Bud White officiating.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Russell died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2001, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation in Ardmore. He was born Dec. 5, 1915, in Limestone County to William and Julie Russell. He was a retired farmer, who worked at Athens Co-Op.
Survivors include his wife, Ila Mae Russell; one daughter, Jean Russell Dean of Athens; one sister, Velma Roberts of Cedar City, Utah; and two grandsons.
Pallbearers will be Lance Dean, Kevin Dean, Matt Mullins, David Blakenship, Greg Durham and Dottie English.