Auda Kent Slayton
MOULTON -- Funeral for Auda Kent Slayton, 93, of Town Creek will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Elliott Funeral Home with James Bryant officiating.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Town Creek. The family will receive friends one hour before the service.
Mrs. Slayton died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, Decatur General Hospital. She was born June 8, 1908, in Lawrence County, to John Kent and Thuley Saint Kent. She was a homemaker and a member of Town Creek Church of Christ.
Survivors include one daughter, Nina Jean Thompson of Priceville; two sisters, Helen McVay of Town Creek and Trilby Waldrop of Tuscumbia; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
ARAB -- Funeral for Florence Bradley, 83, of Holly Pond was to be today at 2 p.m. at New Home Baptist Church with the Rev. Carter Banister and the Rev. David Stancil officiating.
Burial was to be in the adjoining cemetery with Arab Memorial Chapel directing.
Mrs. Bradley died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Marshall Medical Center North. She was born Jan. 11, 1918, in Cullman County to B.U. Gandy and Florence Parker Gandy. She was a homemaker and a member of New Home Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Shelby Jean Bailey and Charlene Saint, both of Holly Pond; one sister, Hazel Crutchfield of Vinemont; one brother, Dewitt Gandy of Birmingham; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Aaron Gandy, Ronnie Bailey, Alton Bailey, Joey Bailey, Phillip Kelsoe and Gene Guger.
Laverne L. Ryan Cobb
INDIANAPOLIS -- Funeral for Laverne L. Ryan Cobb, 86, of Indianapolis, will be Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at G.H. Herrmann Funeral Home with the Rev. David Strange officiating.
Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Plainfield, Ind. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Cobb died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at Windsor Manor Nursing Home in Indianapolis. She was born April 12, 1915, in Morgan County to Robert Ryan and Ethel Susie Livingston Ryan. She and her late husband, Albert B. Cobb, owned and operated several restaurants in Indianapolis for 35 years. She was a member of Eva Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son, Patrick Cobb of Indianapolis; two daughters, Sue Laux of California and Glenda Bohannon of Indianapolis; three sisters, Olivia Entrekin of Somerville, Robbie Childers of Eva and Monte Morgan of Schwartz Creek, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
William Neal Hyde Sr.
MOULTON -- Funeral for William Neal Hyde Sr., 71, of Danville will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Francis Proctor and the Rev. Brian Culbreath officiating.
Burial will be in Aldridge Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 until 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Hyde died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital. He was born Jan. 24, 1930, in Lawrence County to Robert Claude Hyde and Ola Hyde.
He was a contract painter and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Speake Christian Fellowship Church.
Survivors include his wife, Ava Nell Hyde; three sons, William Hyde Jr. and Danny Hyde, both of Moulton, and Rick L. Hyde of Tuscumbia; three stepsons, Phillip Black, Larry Black and Robbin Black, all of Danville; three stepdaughters, Glenda Hembree of Hartselle, Martha Hill of Danville and Rita Culbreath of Tuscumbia; two brothers, Hansel Hyde and Arnold Hyde, both of Michigan; one sister, Willie Belle Montgomery of Madison; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; 17 stepgrandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Sons and stepsons will be pallbearers.
Memorial Service for J.V. Kelly, 77, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at New Song Family Church at Flint with the Rev. Les Jones officiating and Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.
Mr. Kelly died Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born May 31, 1924, in Double Springs to James Virgil Kelly and Alma Kelly. He retired from J.E. Eddings Auto Appraiser in Birmingham, and delivered flowers for Mary Burke Florist.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Kelly; four sons, Oscar L. Tudor III of Arlington, Texas, Robert W. Tudor of Trinity, Charles Edward Tudor of Decatur and Michael G. Tudor of Hartselle; three daughters, Jane Thorton of Jasper, and Delores Ann Morris and Tammy Tudor, both of Decatur; two brothers, Louie T. Kelly of Cordova and Alvis M. Kelly of Pine Bluff, Ark.; two sisters, Onella Rice of Cordova and Louise Deadmon of Pine Bluff; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Military graveside service for Mike Mitchell, 84, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Decatur City Cemetery with the Rev. David Rollins officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends Wed-nesday from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Mitchell died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Parkway Medical Center. He was born Sept. 29, 1917, in Decatur to Claude W. "Butch" Mitchell and Sallie Wade Mitchell. He was a deputy sheriff in Orange County, Fla., for 15 years, a member of American Legion Post 15 and a Baptist.
He also served in the U.S. Air Force for 25 years, serving during World War II as a B-24 crew chief. During the winter of 1949 he was on board a B-25 on which the landing gear did not retract properly. Mr. Mitchell used the handrail from a bomb bay tunnel to chop a hole in the bottom of the nose section of the aircraft and succeeded in aligning the nose gear by prying from different angles through additional openings. The aircraft landed safely with no injuries.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Mitchell; two sisters, Evelyn Van Dusen and Edith McMillan, both of Decatur; one brother, Wilson Mitchell of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the World War II Memorial, in care of American Legion Post 15, P.O. Box 996, Decatur, AL 35602.
Mullice Dorothea Phillips Day
CULLMAN -- Funeral for Mullice Dorothea Phillips Day, 86, of Cullman will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Moss Service Funeral Home with the Rev. Elmer Nielsen and the Rev. Edwin Hayes officiating.
Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight beginning at 6 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Day died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Baptist Medical Center Montclair in Birmingham. She was born April 27, 1915, in Cullman County to Malcolm Phillips and Martha Ann A. Sinyard Phillips. She was a homemaker and retired as a nurse from Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was active in genealogy and the Cullman County Historical Society. She was a long-time member of Cullman First Baptist Church and was an avid gardener. She was the widow of Gilbert Andrew Day, the mother of the late Darwin D. Day and the late Leland G. Day, and the sister of the late Harold M. Phillips, the late Mildred Perdue and the late Hazel Blalock.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Bruce Edward Day of Hendersonville, Tenn., and Steven Malcolm Day of Vinemont; one daughter, Melinda Day Hunt of Good Hope; one sister, Willene Sinyard Franklin of Good Hope; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Delton Blalock, Donald Perdue, Glenn Perdue, David Goodwin, Joe Goodwin, David Day and Bobby Hunt.
Patricia Ann Dempster
Patricia Ann Dempster, 73, of Decatur, died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. Shelton Funeral Home will announce arrangements.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burma Drake, 82, of Decatur, and formerly of Riverside, Calif., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at South Morgan Health Care. Roselawn Funeral Home will announce complete arrangements.
Mrs. Drake was born Jan. 12, 1919, in Marshall County.
Survivors include her husband, Woodrow Drake of Decatur; two sons, Charles Lindsay of Eufaula and Thomas Lindsay of Gadsden; two sisters, Nanny Jackson and Janie Panky, both of Horton; two stepdaughters, Marlene Frasier and Mary Jane Drake, both of Honolulu; and three grandchildren.
Randell Lamar Eddy
PRICEVILLE -- Funeral for Randell Lamar Eddy, 54, of Somerville will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Priceville Funeral Home with the Rev. DeWitt Crowe officiating.
Burial will be in Hartselle Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Eddy died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born Nov. 25, 1947, in Lawrence County to Erbie Eddy and Pauline Kirby Eddy. He was a truck driver for Alabama Farmers Cooperative. He was a Marine veteran of the Vietnam War and attended Southwest Baptist Church of Hartselle.
Survivors include his wife, Tracy Eddy; three sons, Hunter Eddy, Cole Eddy and Chase Moore, all of Somerville; two daughters, Nikki Eddy of Decatur and Elizabeth Eddy of Speake; two brothers, Howell Eddy of Danville and Ronald Eddy of Decatur; and one sister, Erbiline Smith of Danville.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Eddy, Stephen Richardson, Keith Eddy, Gene Styles, Elmer Lowery and Jimmy Smith.
Ellis Elmira Green
Funeral for Ellis Elmira Green, 93, of Belle Mina will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Greenbrier Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Coker and the Rev. Bill Brouff officiating.
Burial will be in Limestone Memorial Gardens with Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Green died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at Madison Manor. She was born Jan. 21, 1908, in Limestone County to John Adkins and Annie Alma Adkins. She was a member of Greenbrier Baptist Church and the widow of George Green.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Christine Lamar of Belle Mina; one son, James Green of Hanceville; one brother, Frank James of Belle Mina; two sisters, Bertha Lee Green of Moulton and Lucy Kelly of Tanner; 16 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
James William Harrison
ATHENS -- Funeral for James William Harrison, 80, of Lester, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Ed McCracken officiating.
Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mr. Harrison died Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at his home. He was born Aug. 5, 1921, in Limestone County to Hatch and Katie Sue Harrison. He was retired from Standard Oil Company. He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Harrison; one daughter, Carolyn Weatherford of Athens; one brother, Tom Harrison of Lester; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Weatherford, Bart Beasley, Greg Weatherford, Buddy Weatherford, Tommy Beasley, Keith Bowling, Osmond Harrison and Claude Huber.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Lena James Lockwood Martin
CULLMAN -- Funeral for Lena James Lockwood Martin, 89, of Eva, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Gum Pond Primitive Baptist Church with Guy Hunt and Sammy Caudle officiating.
Burial will be in Gum Pond Cemetery with Williams-McCracken Funeral Home directing. 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.
Mrs. Martin died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at Huntsville Hospital. She was born March 27, 1912, in Morgan County. She was a teacher for Morgan County Schools. She was the daughter of Abraham and Lillie Ryan and widow of Jude Martin.
Survivors include one son, Julius Carroll "Buddy" Martin of Eva; one daughter, Sandra Jane "Jerry" Driver of Rowlett, Texas; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Fredrick 'Buddy' McNutt
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Fredrick "Buddy" McNutt, 69, of Falkville will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Miller officiating.
Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. McNutt died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, in Covington, Ga., at the home of a son. He was born July 16, 1932, in Morgan County to Alfred McNutt and Ethel Brown McNutt. He was a retired carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Janice McNutt; two sons, Alfred McNutt of Covington, Ga., and Steven McNutt of Falkville; five daughters, Nova Ward, Juanita Robinson, Allyson Robinson and Angela Bowen, all of Falkville, and Yolanda Robinson of Hartselle; three brothers, Edward McNutt, Johnny McNutt and Billy Wayne McNutt, all of Falkville; one sister, Christine Nangle of Falkville; 25 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.