Michael Carden, 49, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home, Iuka, with burial in Mount Evergreen Cemetery.
Agnes Young Collins, 67, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. Arrangements will be announced by Morrison Funeral Home, Central Heights.
Cathy Sue Jones, 62, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013. She was the wife of Jeff Jones, of Tuscumbia. Arrangements will be announced by Colbert Memorial Chapel.
Thomas Roy Ferrell was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Alpine, Tenn. He was the son of Robert and Ina Ferrell.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, most recently at Cross Point Church of Christ.
After an extended illness, he passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, with his family by his side.
Thomas was a veteran of the Korean War. After leaving the military, he worked as a pressman for the Florence Times and the Cincinnati Enquirer. He also was co-owner of Bits and Pieces Surplus in Petersville.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Hayes Ferrell; his parents, his brothers, Robert Ferrell Jr. and Jerry Ferrell; and sisters, Marie Sells and Bobbie June Ferrell.
He is survived by his son, Patrick Ferrell; daughter, Kay McGee (Dan); grandchildren, Donya Ligon (Chris), Corey Ferrell (Danielle), Matt McGee (Mary), of Oak Ridge, Mo., and Kelly Smith (Ned); great-grandchildren, Blair and Olivia Murphy, Jade Ferrell and Zane Smith; brothers, Ewin Ferrell (Brenda) and Glen Ferrell (Darlene), of Cookeville, Tenn.; sisters, Lois Vickers, of Cookeville, Tenn., and Betty Ruth Ogletree (Ray), of Antioch, Tenn.; many beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation was 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at Greenview Memorial Funeral Home, with the funeral service following at 3 p.m. in Greenview Memorial Chapel. Officiating were Dr. Raymond Isbell, Clifford Miles and Joe Van Dyke.
Pallbearers were Brad Bratcher, Kelly Ramsey, Larry Rodgers, Trey Behel, Mike Lansdell, Tim Hayes, Chuck Sullivan and Carl Chadwell.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to special friends and caregivers Paula Delbert and Jenny Lash.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
An online guest book may be viewed and signed at greenviewmemorial.com.
Arrangements by Greenview Funeral Home.
Angel Dawn Fuller, 33, Russellville, passed away suddenly on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.
The visitation will be 4–7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Spry Memorial Chapel. The funeral service will follow in the chapel at 7 p.m. Officiating at the service will be Brother Danny Fuller and Brother Jonathan Caldwell. A private burial will be on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Crooked Oak Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Louis McKinney, James and Ruby Fuller, and J.O. LeMay.
She is survived by the loves of her life, her husband, Bryan Fuller; children, Hunter Bryan Fuller, Matthew Thomas Fuller and Sara Elizabeth Fuller; parents, Thomas and Doris Fuller; brother, Darrel Fuller; sister-in-law, Kathy Fuller; father and mother-in-law, Freddie and Lila Fuller; brother and sister-in-law, Erik and Beth Fuller; grandparents, Bernice McKinney, Marie LeMay, Daniel and Sarah Fuller; niece, Mikaila Fuller; nephews, Cody and Leslie Fuller; great-nephew, Hagen Fuller; and a host of much loved friends.
The pallbearers will be Cody Fuller, Jonathan Ergle, Kelly Bragwell, Tyler Taylor, Kaleb Malone, Kyle Fuller, T.J. LeMay, Doyle Taylor Jr. and Scott Raper.
She was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, and friend. She was loved by everyone and will be missed by all.
Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family. To sign the register book and to offer private condolences to the family, go to www.sprymemorialchapel.
Hubert S Greene, 88, Rogersville, Ala., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013 at Florence Nursing and Rehab.
He was born in Paden, Miss., to O.S. and Vesta Dean Greene. He was a member of Rogersville United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was retired from NASA.
Services will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Rogersville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Vick Vickers, the Rev. Robert Lancaster and the Rev. Bill Smith officiating. Graveside services will be Tuesday at noon at Belmont City Cemetery, Belmont, Miss. Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Miss., will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are one daughter, Marie Butler (Jerry), of Killen; one son, Ed Greene, of Hazel Green, Ala.; four grandchildren, Kyle Butler (Dawn), Rodney Butler (Jennifer), Kevin Greene (Tessa) and Hillary Coats (Mike); five great-grandchildren, Blair Holden (Dustin), Cody Butler, Jesse Butler, Annsley Coats and Mary Margaret Coats; and two great-great-grandchildren, Brody Butler and Avery Holden.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edris Greene, a sister, Mildred Farrar, and a brother, Lyman Greene.
Pallbearers will be Kyle Butler, Rodney Butler, Kevin Greene, Cody Butler, Jesse Butler, Mike Coats, Benny Wayne Farrar, Lloyd Moore, Doyle Moore and Jim Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be the Hannah Sunday School Class.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Rogersville United Methodist Church and from 11 a.m.-noon on Tuesday at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, Miss.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Rogersville United Methodist Church.
Joy Elaine Russ Hines, age 68, of West Point, Tenn., passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Scott Healthcare, after an extended illness.
She was a native of Lawrence County, Tenn., a retired medical technologist, a member of the American Medical Technologists, served as president and vice president and editor of the Journal, and a member of West Point Baptist Church. Funeral services will be at Loretto Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. Ray Byrd will be officiating. Burial will follow in Blair Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Loretto Memorial Chapel.
Survivors are one daughter, Valerie West and husband, William, Loretto, Tenn.; one brother, Jerry Russ and wife, Tracy, West Point, Tenn.; three sisters, Freda Hagan and husband, Doug, Deerfield, Tenn., Mary Evelyn McCormick and husband, Dan, Tuscumbia, Ala., and Janice Russ, Loretto, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Kayla Gray and husband, Andy, Florence, Ala., Kandace Nelson and husband, Dustin, St. Louis, Mo., Kaden West, Loretto, Tenn., and Kane West, Loretto, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Family requests that in lieu of flowers, make donations to Blair Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Fund.
Loretto Memorial Chapel is in charge of all arrangements.
Crawford Toddy Kelley, 89, Russellville, Ala., passed away Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
He was a native of Tallassee, Ala., but had lived in Franklin County for the past several years. He was a member of Highland Baptist Church in Huntsville.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at 11 a.m., at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, with Joe Lenox officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Memory Gardens. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Hamilton Kelley, Russellville; sister, Mildred Kelley Lieder, Maryland; brother-in-law, Joe Melton, Virginia; brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Donna Hamilton; sister-in-law, Ruth Hamilton Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, will be directing.
Jaine Janet West Murphy Metz, 90, Moulton, Ala., died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Lawrence Medical Center, Moulton.
She is survived by her daughters, Joyce Murphy Pender and husband, Gene, Killen, Ala., Hazel Murphy Morrison Jarrett and husband, Jim-Gaylon, Moulton, Ala., and Mary Murphy Kennedy Glover and husband, Sam, Houston, Texas; sister, Ruby Jean Richardson, Gardendale, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be her Fellowship Class.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Henry George Metz and Evan Augusta “Pat” Murphy; father, Harrison West; mother, Sidie Bobo West; son, Michael Murphy; daughter, Corkey Metz Wilson; brothers, Cap West, Cullen West, J.D. West, Coot West, Hobby West, Billy West and Hoyt West; and sisters, Ada West Palmer and Dora West Lawler.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and retired from the VA Hospital, Topeka, Kan.
Special thanks to Dr. Charles Coffey and Dr. Robert Hall and the wonderful staff in the ICU unit at Lawrence Medical Center and Mom’s devoted caregiver, Janice Cross and the Rev. Eric Brown.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First United Methodist Church, 14595 Market St., Moulton, AL 35650.
Visitation will be 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, Moulton, Ala., with the Rev. Eric Brown and the Rev. Carl Long officiating. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with burial at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Jefferson Memorial Gardens, Trussville, Ala.
Our beloved Mom, Betty Ruth Lafity Steward, went home Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center, Boardman. “The struggle is over.”
Betty was born Sept. 16, 1948, in Florence, Ala., a daughter of Charles and Beatrice Reynolds Lafity. She moved to Chicago, Ill., in her teens. In 1962, she married James E. Steward Sr. and from this union five children were born.
Our Mom enjoyed life to the fullest before she became ill. Betty was a homemaker, mother, and wife first until her husband died. After his death, she went back to school and obtained her G.E.D., and then went on to business college. She worked for the Illinois Department of Public Aide in Chicago for 17 years until she became ill. Betty truly loved her family and traveled extensively from Chicago to Youngstown to spend time, enjoy and live life with them. She will be so sadly missed.
She leaves to mourn her passing, but to rejoice in her peace, her children, Gloria E. Steward, Teresa F. Steward and Karen E. (Albert) Steward Jones, all of Youngstown; stepmother, Mattie Lafity; brother, Charles Lafity Jr.; sisters, Bessie Turner and Joyce (Ricky) Lafity Ragland, all of Florence, Ala.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of loving family and friends.
Besides her parents and husband, James, who passed away in 1977, she was preceded in death by her sons, James E. Jr. “Smooth”, and Tracy M. “Baby Smooth” Steward; sisters, Martha N. Sample and her husband, Giles, and Helen Lafity House and her husband, Phillip; and a brother, Gerald Lafity.
A huge thank you to Caprice Nursing Home and St. Elizabeth Health Center, Boardman, Emergency Room, for your help, concern and support. We will be forever grateful.
Arrangements entrusted to the L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.
A.J. Wallace, 95, departed this life for eternity in Heaven on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at his residence.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, with the funeral following at 3 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. Pastor Kenny Windsor will officiate. Burial will follow at Wesley Chapel Cemetery with military funeral honors.
Mr. Wallace is survived by daughters, Myra Jane Jones and Leigh Nan Hopson and husband, Skip; son, Harry E. Wallace and wife, Linda; daughter-in-law, Flora Wallace; granddaughter, Haley Wallace; grandsons, Justin Jones, Cole Wallace and wife, Holly, and Eric Hopson and wife, Jessica; great-grandchildren, Amiyah Hastings, Caleb Wallace, and Andee Newman, all of Florence; brother, C.L. “Bud” Wallace Jr., of Nashville; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ed and Jean Lovelace, Florence, and David and Sue Rhodes, Roanoke Rapids, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Myra Kathryn Wallace; son, Andrew Jay Wallace; parents, Lester and Nettie Thrasher Wallace; and brothers, Clarence and Donald L. Wallace.
A.J. was a lifelong resident of Lauderdale County and a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. He was a proud World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army artillery in the Pacific Theater.
After the war, he farmed for five years and then worked for TVA, retiring after 40 years of service. In his retirement, he repaired old bicycles for needy children, gardened, volunteered with the senior RSVP program, promoted the American Legion Post 11, and was a devoted “piddler.” Mr. Wallace mowed his own lawn until he was 91.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Justin Jones and Cole Wallace; nephews, Eddie Lovelace, Bill Lovelace and Richard Wallace; Collin Bruce and Anthony Rhodes. Honorary pallbearers are Ed Lovelace, David Rhodes, Eddie Walden, Jimmy Wallace, Johnny Wallace, Bob Hughes, members of American Legion Post 11, and the Senior Men’s Sunday School Class.
The family expresses praise for Hospice of the Tennessee Valley and staff members Meredith, Teresa and Jeff, and two devoted caretakers, Romie Phillips and Holly Wallace.
Greenview Funeral Home is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Pleasant Hill UMC Building Fund at 2705 County Road 222, Florence AL 35633.
He was beloved by many and a friend to all. He will always be known as a “character.”