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MORGAN COUNTY, ALABAMA OBITUARIES




The obituaries on this page are excerpts from newspapers mostly in Morgan County, Alabama and the surrounding area. However, in some instances, they are taken from newspapers located outside of this area. If available, at the beginning of each obituary, you will find the code for the newspaper that the obituary was copied from and the date of its appearance in that paper.
For example, HE01011999 means that it was copied from the January 1st, 1999 edition of the Hartselle Enquirer. If the newspaper is located outside of Morgan County, it will be marked with an "OOA".
The codes used are, as follows:
  • HE = HARTSELLE ENQUIRER
  • DD = DECATUR DAILY
  • AT = "OOA"ARAB TRIBUNE
  • HT = "OOA"HUNTSVILLE TIMES
  • EC = "OOA"EVERGREEN COURANT
  • UN = UNKNOWN







12191996

HARTSELLE - Funeral services for Mrs. Glenda Sue Grantland McCutcheon, 57, of Evergreen, Alabama were held Saturday, December 14, 1996 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Peck Funeral Home with Rev. Truman Shaddrix officiating. Burial was in Hartselle Memorial Gardens with Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. McCutcheon died Wednesday, December 11, 1996 at Vaughn-Evergreen Medical Center after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born December 15, 1938 in Morgan County, Alabama. She was manager of the Shell Food Mart in Evergreen, and was state licensed in cosmetology. Active in many school activities, for many years she was Class Mother at Sparta Academy, and the area's Boy Scouts of America Den Leader and District Master.

She is survived by her husband, Billy Elliott McCutcheon of Evergreen, Alabama; one adopted son (grandson), Christopher Billy "Kris" McCutcheon (Meriwether) of Evergreen; two daughters, Phyllis Jeannae Kwanja Owens of Enterprise, Alabama and Vonnie Valeria Owens Willis of Somerville, Alabama; her father, George Odis Grantland of Northport, Alabama; her mother, Valerie Claudine Lyle Grantland Stanley of Hartselle, Alabama; one brother, Harold Keith Grantland of Chicago; and two grandchildren, Judge David "Judd" Meriwether and Julia DaVonna Davis both of Somerville.

(NOTE: Mama is a grandchild of Harry Floyd Lyle and Dora Edna Breeding Lyle, both of Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama, and James Edgar "Ed" Grantland and Florence Eunice "Eunie" Blevins Grantland, both of Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama. Daughter-in-law of John Elliott McCutcheon and Ruth Luker McCutcheon, both of Hartselle, Morgan County, Alabama. She once married and divorced Lonnie Verne Owens, son of Lester Bert Owens and Dorothy Dimple Flack Owens, all of Somerville, Morgan County, Alabama. She is also grandmother of Kristi Kwanja Davis of Morgan County, Alabama. PJKO)



LONNIE VERNE OWENS


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Lonnie Verne Owens, 34, of Somerville Rt. 2., died Monday afternoon, November 13 at the Arab Hospital from injuries received in a truck wreck.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at West Point Baptist Church, the Rev. Wilbur Smallwood officiated. Gober Funeral Chapel, Arab, directed burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Owens was born January 26, 1938, a son of Lester B. Owens and Dimple Flack Owens. He was married to his second wife, the former Lorene Cryer in 1970. He was in the logging business. He had lived in the West Point Community all of his life.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lorene C. Owens; two sons, Timothy Wayne Owens and Tracy Joe Owens of Somerville 2; two daughters, Phyllis J. Owens and Vonnie V. Owens of Evergreen, AL; his praents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester B. Owens of Somerville 2; a brother, Bobby Delano Owens of Somerville 2; and a sister, Mrs. Patsy Gayle Hughey of Somerville 2.

Active pallbearers were Ray Owen, James Owen, Melvin Owen, Rayburn Westbrooks, Jimmy Wade Owen, Steve Cooper and Bud Flack.

(NOTE: Daddy is a grandson of Richard "Emmett" Owen and Norah GOODSON Owen, and Theodore Robert "Mr. Thee" Flack and "Fannie" May THOMAS Flack. PJKO)



LAWRENCE JOSEPH "LARRY" KREBS

Lawrence Joseph "Larry" Krebs is youngest child of Joseph E. Krebs and Mary Elizabeth Ryan Krebs. His siblings are George, Tom, Rose (Ridgeway), Joe, and Mary Jo (Fite).

He and Phyllis Jeanna Kwanja Owens were married for twenty-one years (together twenty-three years) on August 24, 1985. They lived in Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama for twenty-one years. There were no children from this union.

Larry had no children. He was married to Karen, Rebecca, Terry, and Brenda for less than one year each.

He was a certified public accountant, and was controller of several businesses through the years to include Neptune Water, TransiCorp and Enterprise Electronics Corporation

His interests were pool, pool history, pool cues, cats and cadillacs.

Larry was a very fun and fun-loving person, and was very giving by nature. In his earlier life, he was too kind for his own good and was taken advantage of continually. Also, earlier in his life, he loved race cars and his beagle puppies Snoopy and Cindy.

Thank you for all the memories, my darling Larry....the twenty-three years were just not enough, and our time was cut much too short. I love you, and miss you so very, very much. I will love and miss you forever until I am with you again.

NOTE: Larry was cremated as are most all of his family members. His remains will be buried beside my father Lonnie Verne Owens, and just below my half sister Tabatha. I will one day be cremated (though I never wanted to be cremated before, but due to plot restrictions through the years and my desire to be buried at HOME, I will be cremated) and buried below Larry. Until I go home to bury his cremains, he remains with me in our home. Per his instruction (and years long joking statements of his wishes) his headstone will show his name, birth and death dates, and his wish for it to read "Better Here Than Enterprise, AL". *smiles up to Larry* Good one, darlin'.

NOTE: Larry was Catholic from Miami, Florida.



DOROTHY DIMPLE FLACK OWENS

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Dorothy Dimple FLACK Owens, 88, of Somerville (Morgan County) died Saturday, July 2nd, at her residence after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure.

Mrs. Owens was born on April 3rd, 1917, in Morgan County as an only child to Theodore Robert "Mr. Thee" Flack and "Fannie" May THOMAS Flack. She was married to Lester Bert Owens, who preceded her in death.

She worked at Redstone Arsenal in the 1940s, and then spent the remainder of her life as a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and good neighbor in her community.

Before her illness she attended West Point Church. She lived her entire life in the West Point Community. She was a homemaker, a gardener of vegetables, plants, trees and flowers, a preserver of canned and put up fruits, relishes and vegetables, a seamstress of clothing sewn without patterns but with homemade newspaper cut patterns, a wonderful cook and a loving caregiver of her family and community. She and her husband Lester loved to dance and were excellent dancers. They had been described many times as "poetry in motion".

She is survived by her daughter: Patsy (Gayle OWENS Bruce) Hughey of West Point; 10 grandchildren: Phyllis J. K. OWENS of Enterprise; Vonnie V. OWENS of Gulf Shores; and David W. (Wayne) Bruce, Darlene HUGHEY, Dennis W. Hughey, Debbie (HUGHEY) Thomas, Diane (HUGHEY Burgett) Jackson, Shannon Johnson, Timothy W.(Wayne) Owens and Tracy Joe Owens all of Morgan County, Alabama; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a cousin Allen "Bud" Thomas of Valhermosa Springs.

She was preceded in death by two sons, "Bobby" Delano Owens and "Lonnie" Verne Owens; one grandchild Tabatha Gail OWENS; and two great-grandchildren, Kristi Kwanja DAVIS and Dustin Wayne Burgett.

She lay at rest in her home at 1560 West Point Road on July 5th until being taken to the church for viewing on July 6th from 1 to 2pm. Funeral services were at 2pm Wednesday, July 6th, 2005, at West Point Baptist Church, with Harry Saint and Eldridge Criscoe officiating.

Burial was in the adjoining cemetery, with Arab Memorial Chapel directing.

Pallbearers were David Bruce, Donnie Hughey, Mark West, Tracey Owens, Tim Owens, Shannon Johnson, Brad Lawrence, Judge Meriwether. Honorary pallbearers were Dennis Hughey (enroute home from Iraq), Blake Bruce and Christopher "Kris" Meriwether-McCutcheon.

(NOTE: Mama Dimp is a grandchild of William McCune Flack and Susan Elener McCLURE Flack, and James Jefferson Thomas and Susan Matilda TRAMMEL Thomas. She is the daughter-in-law of Richard Emmit Owen and Norah GOODSON Owen. She is niece of Anna THOMAS Garrison, Alice B. THOMAS Helms, John Randolph Thomas, James "Worth" Thomas, William "Grady" Thomas and Ona V. "Onnie" THOMAS Forrester Clemmons. PJKO)



LESTER BERT OWENS


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Lester Bert Owens, 78, of Somerville died Wednesday, March 8, 1995, at Huntsville Hospital.

Mr. Owens was born July 28, 1916, in Madison County to Emmit and Nora Goodson Owen. He was married to Dimple (Flack) Owens for 59 years.

He was self-employed, retired handyman.

He is survived by his wife: Dimple Flack Owens of Somerville; son: Bobby Owens of Somerville; one daughter, Patsy Gayle Hughey of Somerville; three brothers: Buster Owens of Lacey's Spring, R.E. Owens of Arab and James R. Owens of Somerville; three sisters: Ruth Brooks of Decatur, Martha Cooper of Somerville and Wilda Hendrix of Birmingham; nine granchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, Lonnie Verne Owens.

Funeral sevices were at 2 p.m. Friday, March 10, 1995 at West Point Baptist Church, with Eldridge Criscoe officiating. Burial was in adjoining cemetery with Gober Funeral Chapel directing.

Pallbearers were Timothy Owens, Tracy Owens, Brad Lawrence, Dennis Hughey, David Bruce and Judge Davis.

(NOTE: Papa was not a handyman. He worked in many different jobs in his lifetime. He worked at Redstone Arsenal in the 40s where he was poisoned by mustard gas which affected his nervous and respiratory systems for the remainder of his life. He helped build roads all around including Oneonta. He worked in the logging business. And tinkered around in his junkyard.
He is brother of Richard "Leonard" Owen, Melvin J.P. "Buster" Owen, "Martha" Lorene OWEN Cooper, "Ruth" Wanda OWEN Brooks Fowler, Mildred OWEN, "R.E." Edwin Owen, "Wilda" Fay OWEN Hendrix and James Roan "Jimmy" Owen. He is grandson of Richard J. Owen and Mary E. GRANTLAND Owen and Jefferson Pierce Goodson and Martha Ann "Mattie" WHITTLE Goodson. PJKO)



VALERIE "CLAUDINE" LYLE GRANTLAND STANLEY


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Valerie "Claudine" LYLE Grantland Stanley, 88, of Priceville kept her appointment with God on Tuesday, December 13th, 2005. She passed after a lengthy battle with cancer while a patient of Falkville Health Care.

She was born September 8th, 1917 in Morgan County, the eldest daughter of Harry Floyd Lyle and Dora Edna Breeding Lyle of Somerville. Her only living sibling is Myrtis Lyle. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Lottie Belle; her brothers, Leo, Leroy and Cleamon; two of her children Glenda Sue Grantland Owens McCutcheon and Harold Keith Grantland. She was first married to George Odis "Ode" Grantland and later married Woodrow Stanley of Chicago; both deceased.

She is a grandchild of Edward Wesley Lyle and Anna Levisa GRANTLAND Lyle and John Mason Breeding and Mary Louisa WHITTEN Breeding.

Claudine worked for many years in Chicago before returning home to work at, and retire from, Automatic Electric Huntsville.

Claudine's grandchildren are Radford, Ricky and Leslie Fay Pannell, Phyllis and Vonnie Owens, Judy, Laura, Tammi and Keith Grantland, and Joey and Brandy Jackson. She has eighteen great grandchildren (Vonnie's children: Christopher Billy Meriwether/McCutcheon, Judge David Meriwether, "Kristi" Kwanja Davis and Julia DaVonna Davis; Radford's children: Chance and Sawyer Pannell, Judy's children: David and Tiara Jesse; Joey's child: Dillon Jackson; Ricky's children: Michael and Mathew Pannell, Leslie Fay's children: Whitney and Briana Ball; Laura Lee's children: Stephani, Marissa and Jerry Walter Sawka; Keith's child: Bryan Grantland; Brandy's child: Taylor Steele) and six great great grandchildren (Judge's children: Sarena Kendra and Kristen Ciara Meriwether; Tiara's children: Joshua Keith, Ruby Lynn and Andria Rachelle Duncan; and Michael's child: Justin Pannell). Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hartselle Memory Gardens where she will be interred next to her daughter Sue with Peck Funeral Home directing.

GEORGE ODIS "ODE" GRANTLAND


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George Odis (Ode) Grantland 84,farmer

Hartselle--Funeral for George Odis (Ode) Grantland, 84, of Northport, formerly of Hartselle, will be today at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. Pearl Jenkins officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Burial will be in Somerville Church of God Cemetery. Mr. Grantland died Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000, at DCH Northport Hospital. He was born March 6, 1916, in Morgan County to James Edgar ("Ed") Grantland and (Florence Eunice "Eunie" Blevins Grantland) Eunie Grantland. He was a farmer. He was father of the late Sue McCutcheon.

Survivors include one son, Harold Keith Grantland of LaGrange, Ill.; two daughters, Jean Jackson of Hartselle and Betty Zane Pannell of Decatur; three sisters, Pauline Sims and Marie Hitt, both of Decatur, and Marcile Crane of Cullman; and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be David Grantland, Donnie Grantland, Jarod Grantland, Michael Grantland, Ted Grantland and Leslie Pannell.

Memorials may be sent to a favorite charity.

BOBBY DELANO OWENS


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Bobby D. Owens, 58, of Route 2, Somerville, died Friday, December 22, at his home.

Mr. Owens was born January 13, 1936, a son of Lester B. and Dimple Flack Owens. He never married. He worked in the drywall business. He had lived in the West Point Community all of his life.

The funeral will be today (December 24, 1995) at 2 p.m. at West Point Baptist Church.

Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery with Gober Funeral Home of Arab in charge.

Survivors include his mother, Dimple (Flack) Owens of Somerville; and a sister, Patsy Hughey of Somerville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lester B. Owens and brother, Lonnie V. Owens.

(NOTE: Bob is a grandchild of Richard "Emmit" Owen and Norah GOODSON Owen, and Theodore Robert "Mr. Thee" Flack and "Fannie" May THOMAS Flack. PJKO)



KRISTI KWANJA DAVIS


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Kristi Kwanja Davis, the four month old daughter of Jackie Davis and Vonnie OWENS Davis, burned to death Wednesday, January 6, 1982. Theri home burned on Somerville Rt. 2.

Graveside services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. at West Point Cemetery. The Rev. Sherman Bailey officiated. Gober Funeral Home, Arab, AL directed burial.

Kristi was born August 30, 1981 at the Guntersville Hospital.

Survivors are her parents, Jackie Davis and Vonnie Owens Davis; two brothers, Judge D. Merriweather and Christopher B. Merriweather. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Davis, Evergreen, AL, Mr. and Mrs. Billy E. McCutcheon Evergreen, and teh late Lonnie Owens of Somerville. Great-Grandparents are Georgia Ross, Evergreen, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester B. Owens of Somerville.

(NOTE: Kristi is my eldest niece and my only namesake. She was only four months old when the fire occurred. Her sister, Julia DaVonna Davis looked very much like her as a baby. My sister was two months pregnant with Julia when we lost Kristi. PJKO)



TABATHA GAIL OWENS


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A graveside service for Tabatha Gail Owens was held Thursday morning, December 28 (1972), at West Point Cemetery. The Rev. John E. Bruce officiated. Gober Funeral Chapel, Arab, directed.

Tabitha Gail was the infant daughter of Mrs. Lorene Cryer Owens. Her father Lonnie V. Owens was killed in a truck accident November 13, 1972. Mrs. Owens lives on Somerville Rt. 2 in the West Point Community.

Survivors other than her mother are two brothers, Timothy Wayne and Tracey Joe Owens; two half sisers, Phyllis Jeannea and Vonnie Valeria Owens of Evergreen, Alabama; Grandparents, Mr. Albert Cryer of Lacey's Spring 1, and Mr. and Mrs. Lester Owens of Somerville 2.



LARRY WAYNE BRUCE


A young Morgan County man was drowned Friday while swimming in the Tennessee River at Green Briar Cove near here. The man, Larry Wayne Bruce, 20, of Rt. 2, Somerville, had been working two days in the area as a mussel fisherman. At 11:14 am Friday, he decided to go swimming, and jumped into the water from his boat.

Terry Terrell of Morgan City who was in the boat nearby, heard the victim shout that suffered a cramp. Terrell said he threw Bruce a life preserver, but that he sank beneath the water without reaching it.

The Guntersville Rescue Squad and members of the Marshall County sheriff's department were summoned. Bobby Pickens, Police Chief Robert Mohon and Neal Fossett, 11 members of the squad, recovered Bruce's body at 1 pm.

As the rescue squad was taking the body to Guntersville, the rescue truck was involved in a collision with a sheriff's car driven by Chief Deputy Louis Townson. The deputy was attempting to avoid striking an ambulance when the car skidded sideways into the rescue truck. Guntersville police dispatch Columbus Bridges was slightly injured in the crash.

Before moving to Somerville several months ago. Bruce had been a resident of Huntsville for 16 years.

A funeral service for the victim will be today at 4:30pm at West Point Church with the Rev. Oliver Rutledge and the Rev. Smallwood officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy Owens Bruce; a son, David Wayne Bruce; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Bruce ("Aaron" Coleman Bruce and Margaret "Irene" TUNSTILL Bruce) of Rt 2 Somerville, Al; two brothers, John W. Bruce and Ronnie Bruce, also of Somerville.

Active pallbearers will be Bobby Dunn, Gradson Goodson, Jerrell Thomas, Bobby Haga, Evone Haga and Cecil West. Honorary pallbearers will be Henry Brooks, Wayne Traylor, the Rev. Johnny Andersen, Rhett Woody, and the Rev. J. Vernon Rich. Carr Funeral Home is in Charge of Arrangements.



NORMAN WADE HUGHEY


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Norman Wade Hughey, 51, Somerville, died June 24, 1991, in Huntsville Hospital.

Mr. Hughey was born May 31, 1940 to Flint and Janie Atchley Hughey in Madison County. He later married Patsy Owens Bruce.

He was a press operator for Fruehauf for 26 years and member of West Point Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Hughey of Somerville; two sons, Dennis Wade Hughey of Germany and David Wayne Bruce of Somerville; three daughters, Darlene Legg and Diane Burgett, both of Somerville and Debbie Thomas of Arab; four brothers, Bill Hughey and Alvie Hughey both of New Hope, Walter Hughey of Atlanta, and Charles Hughey of Somerville; and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held June 27 at 3:30 p.m. at West Point Baptist Church with Rev. Eldredge Crisco and Rev. Richard York officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with Arab Memorial Chapel directing.

Pallbearers were Roger Irvin (close friend), Rickey Knighten (neighbor), Van Johnson (neighbor), Mike Womack (nephew), Rick Womack (nephew) and Bill Hughey (brother).

(NOTE: Wade is son-in-law of Lester B. Owens and Dorothy Dimple FLACK Owens. PJKO)



DUSTIN WAYNE BURGETT

"Dustin" Wayne Burgett, the infant son of Lawayne (Wayne Burgett) and Diane Hughey Burgett, of Rt. 1, Ludowici, Georgia, died at birth June 28 (1990), in an Army hospital at Ft. Stewart, Georgia.

Graveside services were held Sunday, July 1, 1990 at West Point Cemetery at 2 p.m. with Rev. Larry Rose officiating.

Survivors include his parents Lawayne and Diane HUGHEY Burgett, of Ludowici; a sister, Mandi (Danielle) Burgett of Ludowici; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Burgett of Arab, Mr. and Mrs. Wade Hughey of Somerville; great grandparents, Velma West of Union Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Owens of Somerville, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Burgett of Union Grove.



CHARLES ROLAND LAWRENCE

Charles R. (Roland) Lawrence, age 31, of Rt. 1, Union Grove, died February 23 (1988) at Humana Hospital, Huntsville.

Funeral services were held February 25 at 2 p.m. at Pine Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Bishop and the Rev. Eldridge Criscoe officiating. Burial was in Rescue Cemetery with Gober Funeral Chapel, Arab, directing.

Mr. Lawrence was the son of J.C. and Martha Ann Lawrence. He was born in Huntsville. He and the former Darlene Hughey were married December 23, 1977. He did automobile body work and was formerly employed at Hicks Motors. He was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Darlene H. (Hughey) Lawrence, Rt. 1, Union Grove; one daughter, Michelle Lawrence of Rt. 1, Union Grove; one son, Bradley Lawrence of Rt. 1, Union Grove; his parents, J.C. and Martha Ann Lawrence of Rt. 1, Union Grove; two brothers, Steve Lawrence and David Lawrence, both of Rt. 1, Union Grove; his grandparents, Edward and Onie Yancey Lawrence of Rt. 1, Union Grove.

Pallbearers were Tom Parsons, William Griggs, David Bruce, Dwight Edwards, Dennis Hughey and Troy Daugette.
(NOTE: Roland's in-laws are Norman "Wade" Hughey and "Patsy" Gayle "Pat" OWENS Bruce Hughey. PJKO)

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EARNIE ROWE BREEDING


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Earnie Rowe Breeding passed away on February 27, 2009. He was 69. He is survived by his mother, Marie Breeding; his wife, Caroline Kay Jones Breeding; and his two daughters, Jennifer McLean Ross and Leah Breeding Kelly. He also has four grandchildren.

His funeral has been set for Wednesday, March 4, 2009 at noon. Services will be at Canton First United Methodist Church, 930 Lower Scott Mill Road, Canton, GA 30115, 770-479-2502.

Visitation with the family will be in the Fellowship Hall from 11-12. In lieu of flowers, Earnie requested donations be made to the Latvian Mission Building Fund at the church.

He will be buried at the (Georgia) National Cemetery with full military and fire honors. Sosebee's Funeral Home of Canton is handling the arrangements.

Birth: 1940
Death: Feb. 27, 2009
Burial: Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Cherokee County, Georgia, USA




MINNIE LEE HARTSELLE BREEDING


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Funeral for Minnie Lee Hartselle Breeding, 72, of Hartselle will be Thursday, December 10, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hartselle Church of Christ with Phillip Hines and Dr. Andy Dukes officiating.

Burial will be in Hartselle Memory Gardens with Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Breeding died Monday, December 7, 1998 at her residence. She was a native of Morgan County and a member of the Hartselle Church of Christ. She was a 1944 graduate of Morgan County High School, where she was valedictorian, and a former employee of the City of Decatur Electric Department. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy Lee Campbell.

She is survived by her husband, Theron L. Breeding of Hartselle, one son, Stephen L. Breeding of Franklin, Tenn.; one daughter, Elizabeth Gayle Thornton of Hartselle; 12 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Drew Breeding, Cory Williams, Ken Breeding, Mike Breeding, Wes Thornton and Shawn Breeding.

Memorials will be made to Hospice of the Valley.

(NOTE: Minnie Lee is a daughter-in-law of Michael Lyle Breeding and Gladys Mae SHARP Breeding. Micheal Lyle Breeding is son of Omer Octavious Breeding and Laura Alabama LYLE Breeding
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Does anyone know her parents' names? PJKO)


THOMAS EUGENE BREEDING


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Funeral for Thomas Eugene Breeding, 70, of Decatur will be Thursday, January 7, at 1:00 p.m. at New Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Smothers officiating.

Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Breeding died Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at Hartselle Medical Center. He was a native of Morgan County and a retired auto mechanic. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

He is survived by two sons, Dan E. Breeding and John Breeding, both of Somerville; two daughters, Jo Rhe Taylor of Somerville and Rita Burden of Hartselle; one brother, Cois Breeding of Tuscaloosa; two sisters, Avery Murphy of Birmingham and Ruth Weaver of Eva; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.


(NOTE: Eugene is the son of the late Lendon Breeding and the late Edna Lynn Breeding. He was preceded in death by his wife, Georgia Ann Curbow Breeding. His paternal grandparents are the late Alonzo Festus "Lonnie" Breeding and the late Ella Fuller Breeding . PJKO)


ZONA MAE GOODSON COUCH


Funeral services for Zona Mae Couch, 71, of Guntersville were conducted Wednesday, February 24 (1993) at Rescue United Methodist Church.

Burial was in the adjoining cemetery with Arab Memorial Chapel officiating.

Mrs. Couch died Monday, February 22, at Guntersville-Arab Hospital. She was a native of Morgan County and a member of Rescue United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, Jake Couch of Somerville; two daughters, Martha Betty Prince of Guntersville and Dottie Johnson of Somerville; one sister, Jake Wayne Whisenant of Arab; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.
(NOTE: Zone is the daughter of Jacob Pierce "Jake" Goodson and "Leaton" Zona WATSON Goodson. She is sibling of Margaret "Jakewayne" GOODSON Whisenant, Wanda Lee GOODSON Hipps and William Fitzhugh "Bill" Goodson. She was married to Oscar Clifton "O.C." Couch, Jr.. Their children are Jacob Clifton "Jake" Couch, Martha Elizabeth "Betty" COUCH Prince, "Buel" Jerome Couch and "Dottie" Mae COUCH Barnard Johnson.


JUDY GAIL CRYER


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July 26, 1951 ~ April 26, 2006 Judy Cryer, 54, of Somerville passed away Wednesday. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gober Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Old New Canaan Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today.
(NOTE: Judy is daughter of William "Albert" Cryer and Buna "Beatrice" CHILDERS Cryer. She is granddaughter of Norman Cryer and Birdie WEST Cryer, and David Clarence Childers and "Vastie" Victoria CULBREATH Childers. Her siblings are "Martha" Ann CRYER Westbrooks Malone, "Brenda" Sue CRYER Pritchett, "Lorene" Victoria "Lody" CRYER Owens Brooks, "John" Albert Cryer and Anthony "Blake" Cryer. She once married and divorced Wayne ____. Judy never birthed any children but she mothered everyone. Judy was a very, very good person. Rest in Heavenly Peace, Judy. PJKO)



DOLLY LUKER DAY


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HARTSELLE-Funeral for Dolly LUKER Day, 91, Summerford Nursing Home of Falkville, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Rev. Clint Coffey officiating.

Burial will be in Red Oak Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Day died Wednesday, August 25th, 1999, at her residence. She was born July 31, 1908 in Morgan County to Garrison Luker and Amelia WOLFF Luker.

She retired as a sales clerk at Montgomery-Ward and Pizitz in Huntsville. She was a member of the Valhermosa Springs First Christian Church, the widow of William Winfrey Day, and the mother of the late Katie Sue Day, Margaret Nell DAY Thompson, and Glenda DAY Grant.

She is survived by two sons, Jack Day of Tallahassee, Florida, and Judge Bobby Day of Decatur; two daughters, Wanda DAY Young of Decatur and Mary Jane DAY Brunette of Huntsville; one sister, Virginia LUKER Meredith of Winter Haven, Florida; 23 grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and eight step great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Valhermoso First Christian Church Cemetery Fund or Red Oak Cemetery in Cotaco.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

(NOTE: Dolly is the sister of the late Ruth LUKER McCutcheon. PJKO.)


BESSIE EVA "EVIE" McANALLY FLACK


Funeral services for Bessie Evie Flack, 92, of 1824 Presbyterian Drive, SW, Decatur, were conducted Friday, June 24, at 11am at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Lawler and John Clotfelter officiating.

Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery with Roselawn Funeral home directing.

Mrs. Flack died Wednesday, June 22, at Sunshine Haven in Hartselle. She was a former school teacher in Morgan County and a long-time member of 16th Avenue Baptist Church in Decatur. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Oscar Flack.

She is survived by two sons, Larry Flack of Trinity and Benny Flack of Decatur; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Lee, Ernest Lee, Mickey Brewington, Joe Flack, John Dinamore, Mitchell Williams and Lewis Miller.



MAMIE HELEN LUKER FLACK


Mrs. Mamie Luker Flack, age 87, of Rt. 1, Lacey's Spring, died January 14 (1985) at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Floyd Hyatt ("Hazel" Laverne FLACK Kennemer Hyatt).

Funeral services were held January 16 at 2 p.m. at New Canaan Baptist Church in Morgan County with Rev. Eldridge Criscoe and
Rev. Jerry Reeder officiating. Burial was in the Old New Canaan Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Floyd (Hazel) Hyatt of Morgan City; four half sisters, Mrs. Dolly (LUKER) Day of Decatur, Mrs. Ruth (LUKER) McCtucheon of Hartselle, Mrs. Ina (LUKER) Sharp and Mrs. Virginia (LUKER) Meredith, both of Louiville, Kentucky; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several niceces and penhews.

Her nephews served as pallbearers.
(NOTE: Aunt Mamie (I always called her this even though she was actually a cousin) is the only child of Doc Garrison Luker and Anna "Ina" THOMAS Luker. Her grandparents are James Franklin Luker and Antoinette "Nettie" GREEN Luker, and James Jefferson "J.J." "Jeff" Thomas and Susan Matilda "Sis" TRAMMEL Thomas. She married "Elvin" Hubert Flack. Their children are "Hazel" Laverne FLACK Kennemer Hyatt, "Ruby" Inez FLACK Cole, Floyd B. Flack and "Kenneth" H. Flack. PJKO)



JEAN JACQUELINE "JACKIE" LYLE GLOVER


DD04202005


SOMERVILLE - Glover, Jacqueline Lyle "Jackie" Memorial service for Jacqueline "Jackie" Lyle Glover, 73, of Hartselle will be Friday, April 22, 2005, at 6 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with the Rev. Tom Elder and the Rev. Vandon Windsor officiating.

Visitation will be Friday from 5:30 until 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Glover died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at Hartselle Medical Center. She was born June 8, 1931, in Morgan County to Albert Homer Lyle and Vera Idalee Martin Lyle.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Lynn Glover of Somerville and Gregory Lyle Glover of Knoxville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, Blaire Glover Jones, Sarah Katherine Glover and Rebecca Caitlin Glover.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



BETTY JEANNETTE BERRYMAN GOODSON



HE02251999
Funeral for Betty "Jeannette" Berryman Goodson, 69, of Lacey's Spring was Sunday, February 21st, 1999, at 2 pm at Roselawn Funeral Home with Rev. Eldridge Criscoe officiating.

Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Goodson died Friday, February 19, 1999, at Hartselle Medical Center. She was a native of Limestone county.

She is survived by her husband, Edward "Felton" Goodson of Lacey's pring; two sons, "Ralph" Edward Goodson Lacey's Spring and Michael Felton "Mike" Goodson of Morgan City; three brothers, Charles G. Berryman of Morton, Illinois, Douglas Berryman of Pierce, Illinois and Henry Berryman of Oklahoma; three sisters, Ann Berryman Nugent of Geraldine, Wanda Berryman Hansen and Carolyn Berryman Zahan, both of California; and one grandchild, Megan Dawn Goodson.



BOSS GOODSON


Overby Jefferson (Boss) Goodson, 95, of Rt. 2, Somerville, died Wednesday afternoon, August 5 (1987) in Decatur Hospital.

Funeral sevices were held Friday at 3 p.m. at Rescue Methodist Church with Rev. Woody Harbin and Rev. Oliver Rutledge officiating. Burial was in Morrow Cemetery with Gober Funeral Chapel, Arab, directing.

Mr. Goodson was a native of Morgan County. He was born July 19, 1892. His parents were Jefferson Pierce Goodson and Martha Ann Whittle Goodson. His wife, the former Myrtle V. (Verlon) Morrow, died December 6, 1982. He was a retired farmer and a longtime member of Rescue Methodist Church.

Survivors are three sons, Sherrill Goodson, Rt. 1, Union Grove, Felton Goodson, Lacey's Spring and Vernon Goodson, Rt. 2, Somerville; a sister, Maynor Bradley, Cullman; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Gary Goodson, Grad Goodson, Jeff Goodson, Randy Goodson, Ralph Goodson and Mike Goodson.
(NOTE: Siblings of Uncle Boss are Frances Lura GOODSON, Woodford Byars "Uncle Woodford" Goodson, William Lee Goodson, Draper Elbert Goodson, "Norah" GOODSON Owen, Claude Nancy Frances "Aunt Claude" GOODSON Ponder, Jacob Pierce "Uncle Jake" Goodson and Mayna Ann "Aunt Maynor" GOODSON Hubbard Bradley. PJKO)


MRS. BOSS GOODSON
(MYRTLE VERLON MORROW GOODSON)



Myrtle V. (Verlon) (MORROW) Goodson, 86, of Rt. 2, Somerville, died Monday afternoon, December 6 (1982) at a Decatur Hospital.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Rescue Methodist Church with the Rev. Woodrow Harbin officiating. Burial was in the Morrow Cemetery at West Point in Morgan County. Gober Funeral Chapel, Arab, directing.

Mrs. Goodson was a native of Morgan County. She was born May 13, 1896. Her parents were Monroe Morrow and Cordie WATSON Morrow. She was married to O.J. (Boss) who is in a nursing home. She was a member of Rescue Methodist Church.

Survivors are her husband, O.J. Goodson; three sons, Shirrel Goodson, Union Grove, Felton Goodson, Lacey's Spring and Vermon Goodson, Somerville; two brothers, Coleman Morrow, White Plains, Georgia and Shirley Morrow, Somerville; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Cannan, Somerville, Mrs. Janet Lawrence, Athens and Mrs. Ruby McGinns, Anniston; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Active pallbearers were Gary Goodson, Ralph Goodson, Mike Goodson, Randy Goodson and Jeff Goodson.


JAMES VERMON GOODSON


HT04151998


SOMERVILLE - James "Vermon" Goodson, 72, of 726 West Point Road died Monday at a Huntsville hospital. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Rescue Methodist Church.

Burial will be at Rescue Cemetery with Arab Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include his wife, Mary "Mozelle" Black Goodson; one daughter, "Sherri" Lorrane Goodson Wood of Texas; two sons, "Gary" Wayne Goodson of Somerville and Randall Keith "Randy" Goodson of Decatur; one brother, Edward "Felton" Goodson of Lacey's Spring; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 6 to 9 p.m.


GLENDA DAY GRANT


HE12031998
Funeral for Glenda Day Grant, 55, of Huntsville was Monday, November 30, 1998 at 1:00 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Davis officiating.

Burial was in Red Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Grant died Saturday, November 28, 1998 at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Pulaski, TN. She was a native of Morgan County and a member of First Christian Church.

She is survived by one son, Charles Allen Grant of Decatur; one daughter, Karen Grant Holbert of Lynnville, TN; her mother, Dolly Luker Day of Falkville; two brothers, Bobby G. Day of Decatur and Jack Day of Tallahassee, FL; two sisters, Wanda Day Young of Hartselle and Mary Jane Day Burnette of Huntsville; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Scott Johnson, Tim Johnson, Pat Thompson, Ronnie Day, Shaun Day and Craig Young.

(NOTE: Glenda is the daughter of the late William Winfrey Day; grandchild of the late Doctor Garrison Luker and the late Amelia WOLFF Luker and niece of the late Ruth LUKER McCutcheon. PJKO)



HELEN MARIE LYLE HALL


DD04302006

Graveside service for Hellen Marie Hall, 76, 2 p.m. Tuesday at Limestone Memorial Gardens with McConnell directing. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Mrs. Hall died April 27, 2006.
(NOTE: Helen is the daughter of "Myrtis" Carl Lyle and Ara "Irene" HAYNES Lyle. Her grandparents are Harry "Floyd" Lyle and Dora "Edna" BREEDING Lyle, and Iverson Charles Haynes and Eudessa MORGAN Haynes. Her siblings are Hershel Dean Lyle and Dwayne Lyle. She married Glen Hall. Their son is Jackie Ray Hall. PJKO)



IRENE WINTON JONES

81, Hospital Housekeeper


DD01191999
HARTSELLE- Funeral for Irene Winton Jones, 81, of Somerville will be Wednesday at 2 pm at Center Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. W.L. Cole officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home.

Mrs. Jones died Sunday, January 17, 1999 at Huntsville Hospital East. She was born September 5, 1917 in Morgan County to Zack and Buna Vester Winton. She was a housekeeper at the former Hartselle Hospital and was a member of the Center Springs United Methodist Church.

She is survived by one son, Kendall G. Jones of Somerville; one daughter, Frankie Rhoden of Somerville; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Luker, Gary Dobbs, Robert Freeman, Anthony Winton, B.J. Winton, and I.C. Winton.
VERA IDALEE MARTIN LYLE


HE10182001

Falkville-Funeral for Idalee M. Lyle, 93, of Falkville was Friday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Debbie Wade officiating. Burial was in Center Springs Cemetery. Ms. Lyle died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, at Falkville Nursing Home. A native of Clay County, she was a former teacher, having taught at Six Mile School, Gravel Ridge School and Cotaco Junior High. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church since 1985, and a former member of Antioch Methodist Church for 31 years. She is survived by one daughter, Jackie Glover of Decatur; one sister, Frances Harwell of Decatur; two grandsons; and three great grandchildren. Pallbearers were Mile Martin, John Martin, Truman Glascock, Greg Glascock, Earl Holt and Tim Sharp
(NOTE: Idalee is wife of Albert Homer Lyle; the daughter of Simeon Martin and Lela Ophelia STRONG Martin; and daughter-in-law of the late James Henry Lyle and Mary Elna BREEDING Lyle. PJKO)


HAZEL COUCH OLDACRE


HE07221999

Funeral for Hazel COUCH Oldacre, 85, of Somerville was Saturday, July 17, 1999, at New Canaan Baptist Church with Reverend Eldridge Criscoe officiating and Arab Memorial Chapel directing. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

Mrs. Oldacre died Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at her residence. She was a native of Marshall County and a member of New Canaan Baptist Church. She was the widow of Lorimer Oldacre.

She is survived by two sons, A.Q. Oldacre of Somerville and Joseph Lowell "JOE" Oldacre of Kuantan, Malaysia; one daughter, Brenda OLDACRE Keen of Orange Park, FL; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

(NOTE: Hazel is the daughter of the late Colonel Sheffield COUCH and the late Lora EULA FLACK Couch; and the granddaughter of the late William McCune FLACK and the late Susan Elenor McCLURE Flack all of Morgan County, Alabama. PJKO)


VERNON A. "BILL" THOMAS


HE10042001

Hartselle-Funeral for Vernon A. "Bill" Thomas, 77, of Hartselle was Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Walter Blackmon and Norman Whittoon officiating.

Burial was in Hartselle City Cemetery.

Mr. Thomas died Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Hartselle Medical Center. He was a disabled World War II veteran who served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Hartselle.

He is surved by his wife, Martha H. Thomas of Hartselle; and one brother, Allen Thomas of Cotaco.

Pallbearers were Johnny Chandler, Hamil Lawrence, Don Pouncey, Scotty Stinson, Larry Thomas and Randy Thomas.

(Note: I have always called him Uncle Bill, even though he was actually a cousin of mine. He is son of James Worth Thomas and Bernice "Bunt" PRINCE Thomas. His paternal grandparents were the late James Jefferson Thomas and Susan Matilda TRAMMEL Thomas. He is nephew of Fannie May THOMAS Flack. PJKO)


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