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Hartselle Enquirer

Obituaries (07/04/18)

James Ottis Dutton



James Ottis Dutton passed away June 25 at the age of 95 at the Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born July 30, 1922, in Morgan County to Dan Dutton and Laura Minor Dutton. He was a lifelong resident and descendant of the Dutton family, which first came to Alabama in 1830. He was employed by Goodyear Mills and later by Wolverine Tube until his retirement in 1984, and then he enjoyed farming. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Danville.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Penn Dutton; his parents; a brother, Louie Dutton; and two sisters, Irene Pope and Ilva Aldridge.

Survivors include one sister, Lorene Dutton Bryant; a sister-in-law, Mary Naylor Dutton; special friend, Vera Keedy of Birmingham; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Robert Pope, John Bryant, Barry Dutton, Dan Dutton, Joseph Richardson, Dan Evans and Will Steel.

Funeral service was June 28 at 11 a.m. at Friendship South of Danville with the Rev. Caleb Lewis and the Rev. Pearl Jenkins officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery (south of Danville).

The family would like to thank the staff of Decatur Morgan Hospital, who gave special care to him during his last days.


Patsy Elizabeth Puckett Callahan Elmore



Funeral service for Patsy Elizabeth Puckett Callahan Elmore, 53, was June 30 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Elmore died June 26 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. She was born Sept. 6, 1964, in Jefferson County. Patsy fought a great fight with muscular dystrophy. She was employed by Dr. Joy, DDS, as a dental assistant.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Bracken Puckett Jr.; a brother, Robert Bracken Puckett III; and her birth mother, Patsy Elizabeth Walker Varner.

Survivors include her husband, Steven Ellis Elmore, Decatur; two daughters, Brittany Callahan Summerford, Hartselle, and Ashley Callahan, Decatur; mother, Montye Walker Puckett, Hartselle; two brothers, Charles Noojin Puckett, Eva, and Preston Wayne Puckett, Hartselle; two sisters, Dorothy Elizabeth Puckett, Hartselle, and Mary Leah Huhn, Clarksville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Nathan Eli Callahan and Skylor Lee Shepherd; and two cousins, Charles Noojin Walker III, Deer Springs, Fla., and Douglas Wayne Varner, Birmingham.


James Steven “Pete” Reeves



Funeral service for James Steven “Pete” Reeves, 60, was June 28 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Stanley Reeves and Bro. Steve Barber officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in New Center Cemetery.

Mr. Reeves died June 26 at his residence. He was born July 16, 1957, in Morgan County to Merl James Reeves and Lillian Bernice Smith Reeves, who preceded him in death. He was employed by C & L Wood Products as a supervisor and forklift operator. He was a member of

Summerbrook Church of God of Prophecy, where he played guitar, and he was an

avid musician.

He loved his family, especially his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted husband, father and “Papa Pete.” He will be missed by those who loved him so dearly.

Survivors include his wife, Dianne Haggermaker Reeves, Hartselle; two sons, Stephen Reeves (Ashleigh), Melbourne, Fla., and Joshua Reeves, Somerville; one daughter, Deanna Dillehay (Tony), Somerville; three brothers, Stanley Reeves, Somerville, Dan Reeves (Linda), Somerville, and Mike Reeves (Teresa), Speake; four sisters, Patricia Mason, Somerville, Sue Engle, Somerville, Beverly Jones (Joe), Somerville, and Jan Clark (Aaron), Somerville; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Cody Wimberly, Jud Dillehay, Landon Engle, Ben Engle, Matt Cooper and Rusty Cooper.


Bethel Acton Worley



Funeral service for Bethel Acton Worley, 84, was held June 30 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Lee officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Burningtree Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Worley died June 27 at NHC Healthcare. He was born Sept. 19, 1933, in Etowah County to Robert Dennis Worley and MaryWilla Walker Worley. Bethel and Shelby were married for 61 years.

He served for four years in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was employed by the State of Alabama for the Public Safety Department for 32 years, prior to retiring. He attended West Hartselle Baptist Church.

Mr. Worley was a loving husband, devoted father to his four children and a wonderful grandfather/PaPa to his grandchildren. He was a huge Alabama Football fan and enjoyed watching the games with his family.

Family members preceding him were his parents and two sisters, Marion Worley Dutton and Johnnie Lee Worley Pierce.

Survivors include his wife, Shelby Jean Williams Worley, Hartselle; one son, Rick Worley, Huntsville; three daughters, Becky Worley Watson (Tony), Vicky W. Smith, Birmingham, and

Micky Worley (Billy Bargetzi), Huntsville; one brother, Bobby Worley (Jeannine), Augusta, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Zac Watson (Amanda), Saginaw, Mich., Brittany Watson Powell (Cole), Tuscaloosa, Mary Elizabeth Smith, Vestavia Hills, Chase Worley, Huntsville, Will Smith, Vestavia Hills, Jackson Worley, Vestavia Hills, and Christopher John (Chani), Rocklin, Calif.; and one great-grandchild, Dylan Watson, Saginaw, Mich.

Pallbearers were Rick Worley, Tony Watson, Zac Watson, Chase Worley, Will Smith and Jackson Worley.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to Hospice of the Valley, at the request of the family.


Paul Waymon Lindler



Funeral service for Paul Waymon Lindler, 97, was held June 30 at 2 p.m. at Eva United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Stone and the Rev. Al Dean officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Eva Cemetery.

Mr. Lindler died June 25 at Cullman County Long Term Care Center (Folsom Center). He was born April 14, 1921, in Winston County to Brooks Lindler and Lizzie Turrentine Lindler. Paul and his wife, Maribelle, moved to Eva in 2004 from the Atlanta area, where they lived for 48 years.

Paul worked at Lockheed Aircraft Corporation for 30 years. He retired in 1986 after working as an internal audit supervisor. He was a certified internal auditor and a lifetime member of Alpha Kappa PS, a professional fraternity, and was a graduate of the University of Alabama.

He was a member of Eva United Methodist Church. Prior to moving into Eva, he was active in both Skyland and Chambee United Methodist Churches, where he held numerous positions in each.

He was a proud World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force.

After he retired, he and Maribelle traveled extensively in a motorhome, visiting places in 45 states and seven provinces in Canada.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maribelle Calkins Lindler; his parents; two sisters, Thelma Livingston (Comer) and Lola Cobb (Afton); and a grandson, Malachai Lindler.

Survivors include two sons, James “Jim” Lindler (Maribeth), Seattle, Wash., and John Lindler (Elizabeth), Bushnell, Fla.; one grandchild, Grace Lindler; one nephew, John Smith; two nieces, Dot Smith, Eva, and Joan Bentley (Dale) Calhoun, Ga.; and special friend, Melba Scott, Cullman.

Pallbearers were family and friends.


James D. (Jimmy) Maze



Funeral service for James D. (Jimmy) Maze, 70, was held June 30 at 11 a.m. at Gum Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Anthony Patterson and Bro. Harold Kelly officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Gum Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Maze died June 27 at his residence. He was born March 29, 1948, in Morgan County to Joseph William Maze and Mamie Lois Reeves Maze. He was a member and deacon of Gum Springs Baptist Church and was employed by Copeland Corporation as a supervisor prior to his


He loved and enjoyed woodworking, but the love of his life was his wife, his girls and his grandchildren. He enjoyed taking family trips and adventures with those he loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William “Buddy” Maze; and three sisters, Wilma Cheatham, Evelyn Blankenship and Learlene Southern.

His family would like to offer a “special thanks ” to Southern Care New Beacon Hospice for their tender care and compassion, especially Amanda and Cindy.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Southern Care New Beacon Hospice, 1316 Somerville Road Suite 4, Decatur, AL 35601

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Barbara Maze; four children, Melissa and Chris Eddy, Kim and Eddie Baker, Tammy and Mike Winton and Ashley and Adam Kelly; one brother, Leo Maze; two sisters, Betty McCarter and Bobbie Stinson; seven grandchildren, Kelsey and Austin Compton, Wesley Baker, Arin Eddy, Emily and Dylan Burgett, Sara Winton, Carter Kelly and Carson Kelly; and one great grandchild, Riley Claire Winton.

Pallbearers were Gaylon Day, Norman Grant, Dwight Lang, Kenny Lang, Larry Sivley and Bill Southern. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons and men of Gum Springs Baptist Church.


Dr. James E. Moody



Funeral service for Dr. James E. Moody, 90, was held July 1 at 3:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ralph Henderson officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Hartselle City Cemetery.

Dr. Moody died June 27 at Aspire Nursing Home. He was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Asheville to Ellis Moody and Addie Lou Floyd Moody. He was a graduate of Howard College and went to the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He then was a physician in Hartselle for many years, after which he moved to Addison and practiced there until his retirement.

He was a World War II veteran serving in the U.S. Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Joan Moody.

A special thank you goes to the Gill family, Carolyn Farris, Aspire Nursing Home, caregiver Angelina Johnson, Southern Care New Beacon Hospice, Bettie Horton and Dale Smith.

Survivors include one son, Judge James E. Moody Jr. (Cathy); two daughters, Jerri Moody White (Larry) and Jill Moody Cilimberg (Craig); one brother, Bob Moody (Rebecca); four grandchildren, Ryan Moody (JoAnn), Zack Moody, Michael Cilimberg (Kacey) and Matthew Cilimberg; and two great-grandchildren, Brenna Moody and Molly Moody.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society.


Michelle Scott



Memorial service for Michelle Scott, 61, of Hartselle was held July 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Fred Nichols officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Scott was born March 5, 1957, in Pennsylvania to Michael Walter Savinda Sr. and Geraldine Dudics Savinda. She passed away June 30 at her residence.

Michelle was preceded in death by her mother and twin grandchildren, Lena Maddox Scott and Madden Ray Scott.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Ray Scott of Hartselle; son, Joshua (Jessica) Scott of Falkville; daughter, Amanda Welch of Hartselle; father, Michael Savinda Sr. of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., brother, Michael (Dee) Savinda Jr. of Greenville, S.C.; and two grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Morgan County Animal Shelter.


Jean Sivley Minor



Funeral service for Jean Sivley Minor, 87, was held July 3 at 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene in Hartselle with the Rev. Virgil Crisp officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Moss Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Minor died July 1 at Decatur Health & Rehab Center.

She was born July 27, 1930, in Lawrence County to Monroe Guy Sivley and Jimmie Lou Buttram Sivley. She was a member of the Nazarene Church in Hartselle for over 50 years. She served in several positions: a Sunday School teacher, a member of the board, piano player and with anything else she needed to assist with.

She loved serving the Lord, spending time with her family, gardening, crossword puzzles and crocheting. She was a very sweet and giving person who touched the lives of everyone she met.

She was preceded in death by her husband, H.O. Minor Sr., a daughter, Cleo Haggard; her parents, M.G. and Jimmie Lou Sivley; and her brothers, Wayne, Jimmy and M.G. Sivley Jr.

Survivors include three sons, Mike Minor (Susan), Hartselle, Henry Minor (Liz), Cullman, and

Leo Minor (Debbie), Vance; one daughter, Dorothy Jean Cooper, Dallas, Ga.; two sisters, Peggy Hightower, Hartselle, and Sue Payne, Hartselle; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Michael Minor, Noah Minor, Daniel McCaghren, Michael Kelley, Chris Dickerson and Larry Sivley.




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