Bell E. Wilson
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Bell E. Wilson, 93, of Falkville will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lawrence Cove Baptist Church with the Rev. David Smith officiating.
Burial will be in the Lawrence Cove Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wilson died Thursday, Dec. 9, 1999, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was born April 19, 1906, to James Lavy and Mary Ellen Hudgins. She was a homemaker and a member of Lawrence Cove Baptist Church.
She is survived by one son, Jimmy Don Wilson of Falkville; one brother, Aberham Hudgins of Falkville; two sisters, Mary George and Janie Hudgins, both of Falkville; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Ted Hudgins, J.L. Hudgins, Herbert Hudgins, George Hudgins, Robert Simmons and Tommy Blanton.
Daniel Charles 'Charlie' Lee Bowen
64, construction supervisor
CULLMAN -- Funeral for Daniel Charles "Charlie" Lee Bowen, 64, of Falkville will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home with the Rev. David L. Buckelew officiating.
Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Bowen died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at his home. He was born June 30, 1935, in Cullman County to Daniel John Sulley Bowen and Linnie Mae Wallace Bowen. He was a construction supervisor at Russell Construction Co.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Faye Bowen; two sons, Daniel Bowen of Odenville and Greg Bowen of Kennesaw, Ga.; two daughters, Sheila Childers and Linda Williams, both of Decatur; one stepdaughter, Cindy Fletcher of Cadiz, Ky.; his mother of Falkville; 10 grandchildren; and one step-granddaughter.
ATHENS -- Funeral arrangements for Angelia Cribbs, 26, of Harvest, who died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, in Madison County, will be announced by Limestone Chapel Funeral Home.
Sarah Elsie Dutton
MOULTON -- Funeral for Sarah Elsie Dutton, 84, of Moulton was to be today at 1 p.m. at Elliott Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Hood and the Rev. Amos Hood officiating.
Burial was to be in Montgomery Cemetery.
Mrs. Dutton died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Lawrence Baptist Medical Center. She was born Sept. 30, 1915, in Lawrence County. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
She is survived by five sons, Kennard Dutton, William Dutton, Wilford Dutton, Clifford Dutton and Ray Dutton, all of Moulton; five daughters, Aileen Sims of Hartselle, Racine Harville, Ann Blankenship, and Glenda Nix, all of Moulton, and Shirley Lamp of Decatur; 29 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Kenny Dutton, Michael Blankenship, Jason Dutton, Scott Nix, Dewayne Harville, Paul Brewer, Scott Jones and Chris Steeples.
James Lemuel Prater
71, Korean War veteran
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for James Lemuel Prater, 71, of Falkville will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Liberty Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Pike officiating.
Military graveside service will be at Liberty Grove Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. The body will be at the church one hour before the service.
Mr. Prater died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was born July 13, 1928, in Tennessee to John Elvis and Ethel Maude Prater. He was a member of Falkville First Baptist Church, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a member of Company L, 180th Infantry, Thunderbirds, and was a lifelong member of the Falkville Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. He was the brother of the late Joan Prater.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Mavis Prater; one son, David Prater of Falkville; two daughters, Lynn Knight of Hartselle and Loria Allen of Somerville; three brothers, Jimmy Ray Prater and John E. Prater, both of Haleyville, and Leonard E. Prater of Price ville; five sisters, Norma McGee of Rogersville, Kay Adams of Price ville, Joyce Sutherland and Movalene Bowen, both of Double Springs, and Imogene Bailey of Bear Creek; and three grandchildren.
Patricia 'Pat' Priest
MOULTON -- Funeral for Patricia "Pat" Priest, 52, of Moulton will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Pierce officiating.
Burial will be in East Franklin Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Priest died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Vencor Hospital in Chattanooga. She was born May 28, 1947, in Franklin County to Huel and Mildred Kuykendall. She was a homemaker and a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Fairburn, Ga.
She is survived by her husband, Arthur Priest; two daughters, Mechelle Hubbard and Lori Hannah, both of Moulton; one brother, Huel Kuykendall of Burkburnett, Texas; one sister, Lynn Kuykendall of Moulton; and two grandchildren.
Raymond Eugene Pruitt
74, Athens Motors retiree
ATHENS -- Funeral for Raymond Eugene Pruitt, 74, of Athens was to be today at 2:30 p.m. at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. John Garrison and the Rev. Everett Conn officiating.
Burial was to be in Limestone Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Pruitt died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at his home. He was born Jan. 7, 1925, in Tishomingo, Miss. He was retired from Athens Motors and was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Faye Pruitt; two sons, Rayburn Kevin Pruitt and Raymond Keith Pruitt, both of Athens; two daughters, Laverne Bohannon and Linda Turvaville, both of Belmont, Miss.; two brothers, Travis Pruitt of Belmont and Eulon Pruitt of Dennis, Miss.; one sister, Ophelia Ginn of Cherokee; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Danny Kelley, Don Lauderdale, Earl Kelley, Hollis Kennedy, Al Black and Jack Bowers.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Athens-Limestone County.
Dorothy Bach Stephens
Memorial service for Dorothy Bach Stephens, 95, of Decatur will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Randon Jackson officiating and Roselawn Funeral Home directing.
Graveside service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at Montgomery Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Henry Lewis Smith officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday night from 5 to 7 at the church.
Mrs. Stephens died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 1999, at Parkway Medical Center Hospital. She was born Aug. 28, 1904, in Montgomery to Bernard and Marie Duhnfort Bach. She was a homemaker and a member of First Presbyterian Church in Prattville.
She is survived by one son, Robert E. Stephens of Decatur; one daughter, Mary Julia Kelly of San Angelo, Texas; one sister, Paula Lyle of Montgomery; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Decatur or St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Prattville.
Mary Luella Weaks
86, sewing factory worker
FULTON, Ky. -- Funeral for Mary Luella Brashears Weaks, 86, of Troy, Tenn., was to be today at 2 p.m. at Hornbeak Funeral Home with Waylon Lawrence officiating.
Burial was to be in Obion County Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Weaks died Monday, Dec. 13, 1999, at Beverly Health Care Center in Union City, Tenn. She was born Aug. 15, 1913, in Obion County, Tenn., to Walter and Ella McKinney Brashears. A former Decatur resident, she was a graduate of Tennessee School of Deaf in Knoxville, formerly worked at H.I.S. Sewing Factory in Fulton City and was a member of Exchange Street Church of Christ. She was the widow of Joe H. Weaks Jr.
She is survived by two daughters, Martha Jane Weaks Lacewell of Troy, Tenn., and Bonnie Lee Weaks McAlister of Decatur; one sister, Mayree Donahue of Lexington, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.
David Thomas Bates
ATHENS -- Funeral for David Thomas Bates, 57, of Red Bay will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Spry Funeral Home with Dwight Ridinger officiating.
Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Bates died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. He was born May 12, 1942, in Alabama. He was a retired carpenter, attended Cedar Creek Baptist Church and was a member of Point Hunting Club.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Bates; one daughter, Lila Bates of Athens; two sons, Mark Bates and Eric Bates, both of Athens; his parents, Hubert and Birdie Bates of Athens; two stepsons, Shannon McCalpin and Michael McCalpin, both of Red Bay; five sisters, Betty Jean LeCroix and Elaine Reece, both of Athens, Patricia Jeffreys and Paulette Miller, both of Decatur, and Jane Smith of Melbourne, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Shannon McCalpin, Michael McCalpin, Jason Kuykendall, John Dixon, Wayne Thorn and Greg LeCroix.
Samuel Carlos Blackwell Sr.
83, U.S. Army veteran
ATHENS -- Funeral for Samuel Carlos Blackwell Sr., 83, of Athens will be Monday at McConnell Funeral Home with Dusty McLemore officiating. The time will be announced.
Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Blackwell died Saturday, Dec. 18, 1999, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. He was born Feb. 27, 1916, in Marshall County. He lived in Limestone County most of his life and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was the widower of Loretta Vinson Blackwell.
He is survived by two sons, Samuel C. Blackwell Jr. and William D. Blackwell, both of Athens; two daughters, Thelma Copeland and Glena Fay Blackwell, both of Athens; one brother, Robert Garland Blackwell of Madison; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.