Obituaries March 16 – 23
Lois Levean Stinson Wilson
Funeral service for Lois Levean Stinson Wilson, 71, was March 18 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dewayne Harper officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Key Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilson died March 15 at her residence. She was born April 21, 1948, in Cullman County to Lewis Herman Stinson and Lois Morie Allison Stinson. She was a long-time resident of Eva.
She married her husband of 55 years, Jimmie D. Wilson, Dec. 14, 1964. She was an assembly worker for Copeland Corporation prior to her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter-in-law, Kim Wilson; three brothers, Ray Stinson, Ronald Stinson and Raymond Stinson; a sister, Laura Lee Smith; a granddaughter, Katrina Elizabeth Wilson; and a great–granddaughter, Kaislee Brynn Wilson.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmie D. Wilson; four sons, Terry Wilson (Tina), Stacy Wilson (Janna), Steve Wilson (Cheryl) and Mark Wilson; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Wayne Stinson, Kevin Stinson, Randall Stinson, Dale Stinson, Bob Simmons and Jackie Smith.
Charles Edward Teague
Funeral service for Charles Edward Teague, 66, was March 17 at 5 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Greg Burcham and Bro. Glen Smallwood officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Moss Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Teague died March 14 at his residence. He was born Nov. 8, 1953, in Morgan County to Rufus Bryant Teague and Margaret Esther Orr Teague. He was employed at McClanahan Hardware in Hartselle for 34 years. He was a member of Southwest Baptist Church and was faithful to his church for 47 years.
He loved his family dearly and enjoyed playing golf, playing pool, watching ballgames and working in the yard.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Jane Smallwood.
Survivors include a sister, Carolyn James (Bob); three brothers, Jimmy Teague (Beverly), Paul Teague (Carrie) and David Teague (Martha); and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Scott Frank, Mike Blankenship, Tony Smallwood, Billy Smallwood, Robert James Jr. and Phil Harrison. Honorary pallbearers were his brothers.
Christine Campbell Thompson Alderman
Ms. Christine Campbell Thompson Alderman, 72, died March 14 at Huntsville Hospital.
She was born July 18, 1947, in New Market to Jessie James Campbell and Ada Beatrice Stone Campbell. She was employed as a lighting consultant for The Lighthouse in Decatur prior to retirement. She was a member of the Hartselle Church of Christ.
Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, James and Joe Ray Campbell; and a sister, Beatrice Campbell.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
Survivors include son Colter Thompson (Angie); daughter Tammie Thompson; sister Leona Jenkins; three brothers, Sonny Campbell, Harold Campbell and Louie Keith Cambell; three grandchildren, Colsten, Jordan and Peyton Thompson; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Rayford Coleman Stephenson
Funeral service for Rayford Coleman Stephenson, 73, was March 17 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Phillip Hines officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Stephenson died March 13 at Decatur Morgan Hospital.
He was born March 1, 1947, in Lawrence County to Prentis Oswald Stephenson and Opal Lucille Harris Stephenson. He was employed at the Lurleen B. Wallace Center as a social worker prior to his retirement. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a firm believer in his Lord.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Sherman Stephenson.
Survivors include three brothers, Stanton Stephenson (Dorothy), Preston Stephenson (Lisa) and Jerry Stephenson (Jimmie Gail); two sisters, Barbara Hawotte and Debra Stephenson; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Phillip Partlow.
Fay Morris Carden
Fay Morris Carden went to be with the Lord March 15 at age 91.
She is survived by two sons, Byron Carden (Elizabeth) of Pelham and George Carden (Kathi) of Crystal, Minn.; four grandchildren, William Carden (Shannon) of Birmingham, Anthony Carden of Antioch, Tenn., Betsy Guan (Jason) of Houston, Texas, and Jenny-Lyn Yoon (Soo-Young) of Maple Grove, Minn.; 14 great–grandchildren; and a host of other extended family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, William Luther Carden; her parents, Theodore and Phyllis Morris; and one sister, Joyce Oliver.
Fay was a member of Enon Baptist Church. She was a retired nurse and taught nursing at Calhoun Junior College and Belmont University.
A graveside service was held March 20 at 2 p.m. at Moncrief Cemetery. Arrangements were by the New Gardendale Funeral Home.
The family wishes to express appreciation to her caregivers, Selina Ledbetter, Sara Fields and Gladys Black, as well as St. Vincent’s Hospice for the care and comfort they afforded to their mother in this last chapter of her life.
Tommy O. McCutcheon
Funeral service for Tommy O. McCutcheon, 73, was March 19 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Bates officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Mount Tabor Cemetery.
Mr. McCutcheon died March 16 at Decatur Morgan Hospital.
He was born Aug. 19, 1946, in Morgan County to John Elliott McCutcheon and Ruth (Luker) McCutcheon.
Tommy attended New Center Baptist Church. He lived in Morgan County most of his life and went to school at Morgan County High School (now Hartselle High). He served in the United States Army from 1965–1967. He was a truck driver for about 20 years, employed by Crete Carrier Corporation out of Lincoln, Neb., and Poole Truck Line for 18 years out of Evergreen, prior to his retirement.
Tommy enjoyed working on his place where he was born and raised and liked helping his neighbors if he could.
He was a lifetime member of the VFW in Falkville and a member of the American Legion Post in Decatur. He was a life member of a trucking association, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. He was a longtime supporter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and the Boys and Girls Ranches of Alabama. He loved to travel, especially to Branson to hear gospel music.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Joe McCutcheon; a sister, Carolyn Ullmer; and his furry friend, Lorenzo.
Survivors include his special friend for more than 18 years, Linda Woodall; stepdaughter Dana Woodall Porter; two brothers, Billy McCutcheon (Eva) and Phil McCutcheon (Linda); two step–grandchildren, Joseph Winsett (Amber Davis) and Garrett Porter; special caregivers Ray and Robin Ward and Katie and Craig Kilgo; and his furry friends, Bat McCutcheon, his dog, and Jack, his donkey.
Pallbearers were Ivan Halbrooks, Dusty Halbrooks, Paul Wayne Tapscott, Jason Russell, Phillip Gurley, Joseph Winsett. Garrett Porter, Charles Vest, Dennis Smith and Chris Pike.
Surrounded by family and friends, Barry Scott Walters, age 66, of Hartselle went home to be with the Lord March 16.
Scott, as he was known to family and friends, was born May 17, 1953, in Mobile to Howard and Tunice Walters. He married the love of his life and high school sweetheart Sylvia Dianne Abbott June 10, 1972, in Bay St. Louis, Miss., and he experienced a very successful career in retail management.
Still, Scott always had his eyes on a higher focus and goal. His entire life centered on helping others in times of need, with nothing expected in return, only to project glory to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
With this focus of servant leadership, Scott returned to school and graduated with his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University in 2015.
Scott officially retired from his retail career in 2019 and served as pulpit supply at churches around the area, specifically at Oak Forest Baptist Church in Somerville.
Scott was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Howard Walters Jr.
He is survived by his wife, Dianne Walters; his sons, Michael (Mary) and Matthew (Addie); his grandchildren, Nancy, Andrew and Blake; his brother, Steve Walters (Blanche); and sister, Linda Walters-Quinn.
Husband, father, grandfather, friend – Scott was so much more than these titles, so much more than these simple words can describe. He was the ultimate model of how to reinvent and improve yourself over and over, which was shown through the outpouring of love and support and, ultimately, at the moment the Lord received him into his loving arms and fixed all that could not be fixed on earth.
We will miss him dearly, and while he is no longer with us in body, his spirit and legacy live on through the impact he has made in each and every one of our lives.
Services were held at West Hartselle Baptist Church, 1640 Main St. W., Hartselle, March 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for visitation and 1 p.m. for a Celebration of Life.
The graveside service immediately followed at Arley First Baptist Church, 1610 Hickory Lane, Arley, with Peck Funeral Home arranging services.
While flowers are welcome, the family is also remembering Scott’s name with a contribution to the WHBC Mission Fund, as Scott was an advocate of local, national and overseas mission trips.
Lucy Beatrice “Dolly” Howell
Lucy Beatrice (Dolly) Howell, formally of Hartselle, passed away on March 17 at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville.
A graveside service was held March 19 at 2 p.m. at the Hartselle City Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Howell was born Nov. 16, 1930, in Lawrence County to Joseph Layfette and Beatrice Aycock Pitt. She graduated from Riverside High School in Decatur. She was in the furniture business for more than 50 years, working the majority of that time with Townhouse Galleries in Decatur. She loved serving her many customers and working with her dear friends, Dan and Judy Thomas and many others.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Hartselle.
She is survived by two sons, Jon Mark Howell and wife Carol of Huntsville and Ray Nance Howell III and wife Joyce, of Lexington, N.C.; brothers CSM Joe L. “Bud” Pitt, USA, retired, and Sonny Pitt; 11 grandchildren, Jacob Howell, Ashley Patterson (Josh), Bart Patterson (Jehan), Megan Johnson (Matthew), Lynn Whitt (Roger), Della Fowler (Ryan), Knight Koonce, Ray Nance Howell IV (Sang), Andrew Howell (Melissa), Les Howell (Ashley), Nicholas Howell (Ashley); and 17 great–grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her three sisters, her daughter Nancy and her son Robert.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alabama-Mississippi chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the charity of the donor’s choice.