Mary Pauline Neely, 83, of Rainsville and Albertville, died Monday, June 20, 2005 at Albertville Nursing Home.
Services were Wednesday, June 22, at W. T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial in DeKalb Memorial Garden in Geraldine. The Rev. Kevin McCreless officiated.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Ronny Neely of Rainsville; sister, Opal Brown of Ider; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W. C. Neely and a daughter-in-law, Glenda Neely.
Linda Lou Bruce Payne, 68, of Boaz, died Monday, June 20, 2005 at Marshall Medical Center South.
Services were Wednesday, June 22, at Albertville Memorial Chapel with burial in Kilpatrick Cemetery. The Rev. Boyce Chandler officiated.
Survivors include daughters, Loretta Garrison of Boaz, Susan Payne of Birmingham, and Jacqueline Gilbert of Kansas; sister, Sharon Bruce Smith of Buchanan, Ga.; sisters-in-law, Ruth Bruce and Donna Bruce; brothers, Ray Bruce and Coleman Bruce, both of Kilpatrick; brother-in-law, Rev. Boyce Chandler; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Will and Grace Bruce; daughter, Debbie Payne; sister, Sue Chandler; and brother, Roy Mack Bruce.
Truman Rains, 67, of Pulaski, Tenn. and formerly of this area, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at his home.
The family will receive friends Friday, June 24, between 6-8 p.m. at the Carr and Erwin Funeral Home. Announcement is made by Adams Brown Service Funeral Home of Albertville.
Born in Guntersville on Aug. 19, 1937, he was an engineer and an accountant. His parents were the late Ernest Milford and Virginia Louise Seibold Rains.
Survivors include his wife, Gayle Feury Rains of Pulaski, Tenn.; daughters, Kim Crick, Jocelyn Neal, and Lorrell Woodard, all of Pulaski; brother, Thomas Rains of Pulaski; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sarah Rains Birch.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion Big Brothers Association.
Orvill D. Ross, 68, of Albertville, died Saturday, June 18, 2005.
Services were Tuesday, June 21, at Albertville Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Memory Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Raymond Cook officiated. Albertville Funeral Home directed.
Born in Alder Springs March 26, 1937, he was a member of the V.F.W., he was a veteran of the U. S. Army and Navy and a funeral director and embalmer for 28 years. He was the founder and former owner of Albertville Funeral Home. He was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Ross of Albertville; sons, Mike and Mark Ross of Albertville; and one grandchild, Zachary Ross of Albertville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loon and Daisy Ross and a sister, Christine Ross.
Pallbearers were Barney Vaughn, Thomas Carroll, Jimmy Carnes, Gretchen Nunnley, Chad McGill, and Tom Wilson.
Robert William Trussell, 85, of Crossville, died Monday, June 20, 2005, at Marshall Medical Center South.
Services will be today, Thursday, June 23, at 2 p.m. at Adams Brown Funeral Home Chapel, with the Revs. Morris Stephens, Jerry Darnell, Wayne Tarvin, and Paul Trussell officiating. Burial will follow at Crossville Methodist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include sons, David Trussell of Crossville; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Sue and William Hyde of Guntersville; brother, Rayburn Trussell of Rome, Ga.; sister, Kathelene Davis of Gadsden; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Lindsey Trussell and Hattie Baker Trussell; brothers, Rev. Sherman Trussell, Belton Trussell, Joseph Trussell, and James Trussell; and a sister, Vera Darnell.
Pallbearers will be his nephews.
Peggy Jo Warren, 53, of Altoona, died Sunday, June 19, 2005, in a Huntsville hospital.
Services were Tuesday, June 21, at Sun Rise FCM Church with burial in Shady Grove Cemetery. The Revs. Frankie Umphrey and David Tarvin officiated. McRae Funeral Home of Boaz directed.
Born in Madison County June 17, 1951 to Leon and Louise Wells Maples, she was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Edward E. Warren of Altoona; and sister, Nina Boozer of New Hope.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Adam Wayne Warren; brother, Jimmy Maples, and a nephew.
Pallbearers were Scott Maples, Patrick Boozer, Bo Brannon, Jamie Warren, Jonathan Warren and Thomas Ward.
Honorary pallbearers were Hunter and Caleb Tarvin, Robert Umphrey and the youth of Sun Rise FCM Church.
Estelle Croft Grimes, 75, of Rainsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at her residence.
Services were Friday, Aug. 26, at Fyffe United Methodist Church with the Revs. Joe Moore and Rickey Yancey officiating. Burial was at Kirk Memorial Gardens. Rainsville Funeral Home directed.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Jeffery Croft of Rainsville, Eric Croft of Albertville, and Christopher and Melissa Croft of Rainsville; daughter and partner, Lori and Kim Simmons Croft of Birmingham; brothers, Horace Yancey of Guntersville and T. E. Yancey of Idaho; sister, Lollie Belle Johnson of Minn.; and one grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ted Croft and Leo Grimes.
Winona Beam Golden, 86, of Pell City, and a former resident of Albertville, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005.
Services will be today, Saturday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m., at Kilgroe Chapel in Pell City. Visitation was Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m. at Kilgroe Funeral Home.
Survivors include her daughter, Cassie Padgett; son, Monroe Golden; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William Leonard Golden; sister, Audrey Johnson; and brother, Ensley Studdard.
The family requests donations be made to the American Diabetes Fund.
Opal Inez Harris, 77, of Boaz, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at Marshall Medical Center South.
Services were Sunday, Aug. 21, at 2 p.m., at Carr’s Chapel in the Pines. The Rev. Charles Deitz and Sister Betty Bishop officiated. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Survivors include her daughters, Billie Miller of Guntersville, Betty Harris of Horton; sons, Jimmy Harris of Grant, Alfred and Roger Harris, both of Boaz; son-in-law, Rex Wooten of Scottsboro; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Harris; and a daughter, Dale Wooten.
Michael E. King, 62, of Rainsville, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at his residence.
Services were Friday, Aug. 26, at W. T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jack Keesler officiating. Burial was at Brown’s Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda Sue King of Rainsville; daughters, Susie King and Loretta King, both of Birmingham; Michelle King of Ft. Payne, Lisa Blake and Wendy Bodiford, both of Rainsville; and Christy Hilley of Section; sons, Michael Wayne King, Michael James King, and David King, all of Ft. Payne, Mickey James King of Henagar, and Michael Wilbanks of Rainsville; sister, Glenda Blankenship of West Virginia; brothers, Jimmy King of Tenn., Wayne King of Cedar Bluff, and Butch King of Illinois; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jason Michael King; sister, Martha Wafford; brothers, Terry Don and David King.
Orville Morris, 94, of Collinsville, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services will be today, Saturday, Aug. 27, at 1 p.m., at the DeKalb Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends after the services. Harris Funeral Home of Geraldine will direct.
Survivors include his wife, Juanita Morris of Collinsville; daughters, Ruth Lall and Marita Kiser of Collinsville; son, Donald Morris of Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Janie L. Pankey, 95, of Horton, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at Marshall Medical Center South.
Services were Friday, Aug. 26, at Albertville Memorial Chapel with burial in Bethany Cemetery in Horton. The Rev. Morris Stephens officiated. Wendell, Bonnie, and Bobbie Glassco presented the music. Albertville Memorial Chapel directed.
She was a homemaker and member of Bethany Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Polly Ann West and Charlie Woods.
Survivors include a son, Ronald Pankey Sr. of Horton; daughter-in-law, Mary Jo Pankey, also of Horton; sister, Nannie Jackson of Horton; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer H. Pankey.
Pallbearers were Danny Tedder, Ronald Pankey Jr., Jeremy Brown, Rickey Allen, David Elliott, and Joe Thrasher.
H. J. Bearden, 75, of Geraldine, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, in Marshall Medical Center South.
Services were Wednesday, Aug. 31, at W. T. Wilson Funeral Chapel with burial at Mt. Zion Cemetery. The Rev. Chris Andrew officiated.
Bearden served as the chief of police for Geraldine for four years and as a deputy for the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office for four years. He also served as a deputy for Marshall County for two years.
Survivors include his wife, Katherine Bearden of Geraldine; daughter, Kathryn Francis of Grove Oak; sons, Houston Bearden of Grove Oak, Johnny Paul Bearden of New Hope, Edward Bearden of Fyffe, Marlon Bearden of Geraldine, Larry Bearden of Fyffe, and Kenneth Bearden of Geraldine; brother, Hulon Bearden of Langston; 19 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.