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Hartselle Enquirer

Ethel 'Alene' Gardner Brindley

By Staff
October 7, 2007
Funeral for Ethel "Alene" Gardner Brindley, 60, of Eva was Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harvel Smith and her brother, Rev. Hollis Gardner officiating.
Burial was in Lawrence Cove Cemetery in Cullman County.
Mrs. Brindley died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, at UAB's Pallative Care Unit in Birmingham. She was born August 28, 1947, to the Rev. Henry Albert Gardner and Opal Ethel Anders Gardner Collins. She was preceded in death by her father, stepfather, Calvin R. Collins, a son, Henry "Wayne" Brindley and a granddaughter, Christina "Christy" Ann Puckett.
She was married to the father of her four children, Jasper "Harold" Brindley for 22 years before divorcing and living with Rickie T. Swafford for the last 18 years of her life. She found God on Easter Sunday in 1972. She was unable to attend church for the past two years because of ill health, but she read scriptures daily and would pray with doctors, nurses, roommates or anyone who came to visit and wished to pray, especially her brother.
She is survived by a son, Kenneth H. Brindley of Tyler, Tex.; two daughters, Tina Alene Puckett and husband Kenneth of Oden Ridge and Tammy Lynn Simpson and husband David of Spring Hill, Fla.; a grandson, Kevin Bowers, two stepgrandsons, Perry Simpson and Bryan Gomez; four granddaughters, Angel Bowers, Crystal Brindley, Alana Puckett and Beth Train; a stepgreat-grandson, Perry Grant Simpson Jr.; her mother, Opal Ethel Gardner Collins of Simcoe, a brother, Rev. Hollis Gardner and wife Lavern of Simcoe; two sisters, Katie Reynolds and husband Roy of Jones Chapel and Martha Nichols and husband Junior of Berlin.
Pallbearers were Kevin Bowers, Heath Gardner, Ronald Wilson, Patrick Watson, Wade Roberts and Lee Moore.
Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Nichols and Bryan Gomez.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Psoriasis Foundation or Steven -Johnson's Syndrome.

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