Lowry Wesley Bankston
84, government retiree
Memorial service for Lowry Wesley Bankston, 84, of Decatur will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hal Noble and Rev. Sandra Locke-Godbey officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Bankston died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at his home. He was born Aug. 9, 1915, in Jenkinsburg, Ga., to Johnny Edward Bankston and Ethel Flanagan Bankston. He was a graduate of East Carolina University and received a master's degree from Mercer University. He taught school for one year and was retired from the U.S. government as a chemist and missile specialist.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Arnn Bankston; two daughters, Nancy Tucker of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Cathy Guider of Nashville; one sister, Carol Dasher of Graniteville, S.C.; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 218 Johnson St. S.E., Decatur, AL 35601.
Robert Murray Bowling Sr.
87, retired machinest
Funeral for Robert Murray Bowling Sr., 87, of Lewisburg, Tenn., will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home with O.D. Bowling officiating.
Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Bowling died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at his home. He was born Jan. 21, 1912, in Morgan County. He was a retired machinist and a member of Chickamauga Church of Christ in Georgia.
He is survived by one son, Robert Murray Bowling Jr. of Ringgold, Ga.; one daughter, Marilyn B. Shetler of Lewisburg; one brother, Howard C. Bowling of Castle Rock, Colo.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Highland RIM, 1510 Hatcher Lane, Suite 2, Columbia, TN 38401.
Alice N. Cowan
Funeral arrangements for Alice N. Cowan, 85, of Decatur, who died today, Nov. 18, 1999, at Decatur General Hospital, will be announced by Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home.
Walter C. 'Pat' Haney
84, civil service retiree
ARAB -- Funeral for Walter C. "Pat" Haney, 84, of Valhermoso Springs was Tuesday at Morgan City Church of God with Duane Spanogle officiating.
Burial was in Rescue Cemetery with Arab Memorial Chapel directing.
Mr. Haney died Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born Sept. 11, 1915, in Lamar County. He was a retired Redstone Arsenal civil service worker.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Haney; two sons, Jerry W. Haney of Arley and Steve Haney of Morgan City; two daughters, Sandra Steadham of Morgan City and Patsy Cruce of Jasper; two brothers, Benny M. Haney of Columbus, Miss., and Roland Haney of Sulligent; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Erskin Brown, Glenn Williams, Franklin Edwards, Kyle Haney, Andy Gullion and Darren Steadham.
Funeral arrangements for Lester Hughes, 61, of Decatur, who died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Birmingham, will be announced by Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home.
Effie Steele Jarrett
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Effie E. Steele Jarrett, 87, of Hartselle will be Friday at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. John L. Elliott and the Rev. Bill Partridge officiating.
Burial will be in Andrews Chapel Cemetery in Danville. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Jarrett died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at Falkville Health Care Center. She was born Dec. 1, 1911, in Morgan County to Jackson and Fannie Mae Steele. She was a homemaker and a member of Penn Church of God. She was the widow of Timothy Jarrett and the mother of the late Reyford Jarrett.
She is survived by one son, Rathern Jarrett of Danville; three daughters, Cora Powell and Audrey Legg, both of Falkville, and Doris Penn of Crane Hill; five brothers, Johnny Steele of Sidney, Ohio, Ernest Steele of Morris, and Cecil Steele, Dewey Steele and Emmett Steele, all of Danville; two sisters, Odie Lee Lawrence and Edna Bibb, both of Danville; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.
Helen Louise Metzger
63, retired department store supervisor
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Helen Louise Metzger, 63, of Hartselle will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Forest Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeri Hunt officiating.
Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Metzger died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at Hartselle Medical Center. She was born July 25, 1936, in North Manchester, Ind., to Ernest J. and MadeleneLouise Huffman Quick. She was a retired supervisor at Martin's department store. She was a member of Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women's Group, Women of the Moose and Xi Beta Upsilon, where she served as corresponding secretary and service chairwoman.
She is survived by her husband, Larry E. Metzger; two sons, Mike Metzger of Decatur and Tim Metzger of Lacey's Spring; two daughters, Lori Nelson of Hartselle and Susan King of Oneonta; and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Gavin King, Jack King, Tim Metzger Jr., David Nelson, Jonathan Nelson, Jim Marvel and Bob Quick.
Edna Hamrick Parsons
HARTSELLE -- Graveside service for Edna Hamrick Parsons, 78, of Hartselle will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Somerville Church of God Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Redfearn Jr. officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends Friday night from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Parsons died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at her home. She was born Nov. 5, 1921, in Jefferson County to William Paschal Hamrick and Sudie Mae Fletcher Hamrick. She was a homemaker and a member of West Hartselle Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Parsons; two sons, Larry Parsons of Wellford, S.C., and Steve Parsons of Hartselle; one daughter, Rebecca Pace of Harvest; and one sister, Mildred Hodges of Hoover.
Members of West Hartselle Baptist Church will be pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Ruth B. Pettey
Funeral arrangements for Ruth B. Pettey, 97, of Decatur, who died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at home, will be announced by Roselawn Funeral Home.
Dorothy Mae Russell
HARTSELLE -- Funeral arrangements for Dorothy Mae Russell, 77, of Hartselle, who died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at Decatur General Hospital, will be announced by Peck Funeral Home.
Robert Hugh Torbert Sr.
Graveside service for Robert Hugh Torbert Sr., 87, of Decatur will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Parkhill Cemetery in Columbus, Ga., with the Rev. James R. Cook officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
The family will receive friends at the time of the service at Striffler-Hamby Funeral Home in Columbus.
Mr. Torbert died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born Dec. 9, 1911, in Upson County, Ga. He was a former member of Gentian Baptist Church in Columbus, and was a member of Columbus Kiwanis Club, Parent Teacher Association and Westmeade Baptist Church of Decatur. He was a retired sales representative with Columbus Wholesale Paper Co.
He is survived by his wife, Mamie Torbert; two sons, Robert H. Torbert Jr. and Timothy E. Torbert, both of Decatur; and two sisters, Martha Burton of Albany, Ga., and Lois Taylor of Gainesville, Fla.
Pallbearers will be James May, James Stephens, Jim Goolsby, Dave McGee, Ernest Bardin, Doug Wallace, Irwin Tweed and Bradley Culverhouse.
Eric Duchaun Wiggins
Funeral arrangements for Eric Duchaun Wiggins, 24, of Hartselle, who died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at Cooper Green Hospital in Birmingham, will be announced by Reynolds Funeral Home.
Andrew Bernard Woods IV
Funeral for Andrew Bernard Woods IV, 33, of Whitehouse, Tenn., will be Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph Culotta, the Rev. Hal Daigre and the Rev. Charles Cross officiating.
Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery with Roselawn Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Woods died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at Nashville Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 26, 1966, in Anniston. He was a songwriter, musician and a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Woods; one daughter, Jasmine Woods of Whitehouse; his father and stepmother, Andrew Bernard Woods III and Kay Woods of Decatur; his mother, Sue Johnson Woods of Decatur; two brothers, Tony Woods of Decatur and Alan Woods of Madison; one sister, Andrea Bramlett of Madison; and two stepbrothers, Robert Reece of Birmingham and David Reece of Madison.
Pallbearers will be Steven Wren, Steven Vest, Jerry Lee, Trent Jackson, Shane Stafford and Chris Stevens.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.