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Obituaries Dec. 14 – 21

Barbara Ann Ryan Gentry

Somerville

Barbara Ann (Ryan) Gentry, was born into this world March 5, 1934, and returned to her Savior and sustainer Jesus Christ Dec. 12.

Barbara (Bobbie) was the mother of three children, Sandra (Legg) Ellard (Mike), Martin Luther Legg (Insuk) and Laurie Ann Legg (Gary).

Her grandchildren Kristie Kay Lowrey, Jeremiah Wayne Engle (Pam), Michael John Melonas, Stuart Luther Ryan, Zachariah Martin Legg, Matthew Isaiah Legg and Jon Austin Tuder and six great-grandchildren were the joy of her life.

She also shared with her husband Harold D. Gentry the upbringing of his children, Julie (Gentry) Dickerson, Jill (Gentry) Crawford and Jay Gentry, with seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Barbara was deeply involved in the sharing of her faith throughout her life by living a life of joy and also perseverance in times of hardships. She loved teaching children and adults in Vacation Bible Schools and Sunday schools and assisting with “get togethers” for the seniors in her Somerville community as long as she was physically able.

She always loved people, and “the more the merrier” was a motto that fit her perfectly. In spite of her own health problems, she cared for those who suffered from illnesses, especially her sister and best friend, Mary (Ryan) Wallace, her father the Rev. Ossie Martin Ryan, her mother, Arba (Harvey) Ryan, her granddaughter, Kristy Kay Lowery, and her husband, Harold Gentry, during their time of illness on earth.

Barbara is survived by one brother, David Bradley Ryan (Debby); one sister, Janet (Ryan) Morgan (Mike); 10 nieces and nephews; 17 great-nieces and nephews; and many great-great-nieces and nephews.

As one of her nieces (Karen Wallace Randolph) wrote in memoriam, “Every family has one, I suppose: a warrior, a protector, supporter and absolute force with whom to reckon in times of crisis. This was our Aunt Bobbie in the Ryan family – the keeper of our memories of our Mother Mary and all family memories. She was a joy in my life and loved us “almost” as much as Mammaw Ryan, her mother. There will never be one who shared the joy of the Lord quite like you. Life sent you many challenges and hardships. You overcame them all.”

Pallbearers were Jeremiah Engle, Stuart Ryan, Matthew Legg, Zachariah Legg, Jon Austin Tuder and Gary Moorhead.

 

Terry Wayne Lang

Valhermoso Springs

Funeral service for Terry Wayne Lang, 68, was held Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Craye Hall officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Lang died Dec. 11. He was born April 13, 1952, in Manila, Arkansas, to James Denver Lang and Margaret Inez Brown. He was a member of Valhermoso Baptist Church and was employed by Shelby Contracting working in construction.

He loved and enjoyed watching softball and watching his daughter playing hockey.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Roxie Lang; one son, Bobby Lang; his parents; two brothers, Charles and David Lang; and a sister, Dorothy Sullins.

Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Lang (Teri Fleming); two sons, Terry W. Lang Jr. And Tony Lang; four brothers, Ed Lang (Peni), John Thomas Lang, Glenn Lang and Jerry (PeeWee) Lang; five sisters, Margie Jones, Sharron Henry, Judy Ellenburg, Alma Elrod and Deborah Lang; and grandchildren Liz Lockamy (Jacob) and great-grandchild Zivia Lockamy.

 

Herbert Alton Bartlett Jr.

Falkville

Herbert Alton Bartlett Jr. died Dec. 5 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born Dec. 6, 1954, in Albertville to Herbert Alton Bartlett Sr. and Sarah Mae Callaham Bartlett. He was employed by NAFECO as an accountant prior to his passing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jean Bartlett. Survivors include one daughter, Megan Couts (Josh); one son, Nicholas Alton Bartlett; two sisters, Solane Thomas and Janet Waugaman; two grandchildren, Silas Alton Bartlett and Evan Couts; and stepmother Mercedes “Peggy” Bartlett.

A memorial service will be scheduled and held at a later date by his family. Family wishes to thank the employees of Decatur Morgan Hospital and all those working in COVID-19 units throughout the country.

 

Vicki Ellen White

Decatur

Vicki Ellen White of Decatur died Dec. 10 at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. She was born April 12, 1961, in Ohio to Clifford Eugene Swain and Ramona Janet McCollum Swain.

Mrs. White was employed as a cashier for Foodland.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth White, and a brother, Kevin Swain.

Survivors include four sons, Timothy White (Chastity), Kenneth White (Katie), Michael White and Manfred White; four daughters, LeAnn Johnson, Melissa Swain, Elizabeth Brakeman (Michael) and Kendra White (Gryfen); one brother, Brian Swain; one sister, Belinda Kistner; and seven grandchildren, Sheriden Swain, Haylee Brakeman, Cameron Brakeman, Mika Brakeman, David Brakeman, Kenneth Brakeman and Phenix McMahan.

No services are scheduled at this time. Peck Funeral Home assisted the family.

 

Emerald Sky Yoder

Hartselle

A graveside funeral service and interment for Emerald Sky Yoder, 33, was held Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Rescue Cemetery in Union Grove with Peck Funeral Home directing.

Miss Yoder passed away Dec. 12. She was born May 15, 1987, in Madison County to David L. Yoder and Sara Kathryn Yoder. She was employed as an escort driver for Reed Construction prior to her passing.

Emerald Sky Yoder and her unborn child left this world as the result of a car accident Saturday. They will be greatly missed.

Survivors include one daughter, Georgia Rayne Mazac; her parents, David L. and Sara Kathryn Yoder; two brothers, Clifton Yoder (Jeanie) and William Yoder; one sister, Gayle Yoder Krohe (Chris); her fiancé, Bradley Willmon; birth mother, Anita Marshall; nephews Weston Krohe (Sydney), Dylan Krohe, Tyler Krohe, Garrison and Coleman Yoder; niece Brooke Blake (Hunter); great-nephew, Bentley Krohe; her grandmother, Elizabeth Brown; and bonus siblings James East, Tonya East, Amber Morgan Crystal Satterfield and Carla Leverette.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

 

Ralph Sharp

Decatur

Funeral service for Ralph Sharp, 69, was held Dec. 17 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brandon Lewis and Bro. Scotty Hogan officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Shoal Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Sharp died Dec. 14 at Huntsville Hospital. He was born Dec. 6, 1951, in Morgan County to Edward Clinton Sharp and Bertha Elizabeth McCutcheon Sharp. He was employed by General Motors as an auto worker and also worked for Bunge prior to retiring from both companies.

He enjoyed farming, fishing and hunting. He attended Cave Springs Baptist Church. He loved his family with all his heart, especially his seven grandsons.

Survivors include special friend Bobbie Edwards; one son, Tim Sharp (Carole); two daughters, Jennifer Bryan (Dave) and Autumn Foster (Scott); one brother, Monte Sharp (Harriett); two sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Sharp and Sarah Sharp; seven grandchildren, Brian, Pete, Nate, Jake, Gavin, Gage and Griffin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Brian Sharp, Pete Sharp, Nate Bryan, Reggie Sharp, Cole Sharp and Randy Sharp.

 

David Marcus Nelson

Hartselle

Graveside memorial service for David Marcus Nelson, 67, of Hartselle was held Dec. 20 at 1 p.m. at Forrest Chapel Cemetery with Pastor Amy Parsons Vaughn officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Nelson, who was born July 9, 1953, in Morgan County to Johnny Washington Nelson and Gracie Colleen Vines Nelson, died Dec. 13 at Huntsville Hospital. He was a member of New Center Baptist Church, was retired from Copeland, was a member of the Hartselle Jaycees of he was a past president, graduated from the Holland School of Jewelers as a diamond setter, loved to bowl, enjoyed wood-working and was a cattle farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Lori Nelson; a son, Jonathan Nelson (Martina); a daughter, Heather Tolbert (Damon); two brothers, Johnny Nelson and Bill James; and eight grandchildren, Emmalyn Nelson, Brody Nelson, Matthew Wallace, Marley Tolbert, Mason Tolbert, Morgan Tolbert, Madison Tolbert and McKenzie Tolbert.

 

Charles Truman Pitman

Hartselle

Graveside service for Charles Truman Pitman, 92, of Hartselle was held Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at the Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery with Brother Marty Hand officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Pitman, who was born April 14, 1928, in Morgan County to Dr. Chester Pitman and Ella Bodley Pitman, died Dec. 16 at Decatur Morgan Hospital.

He was retired from Fruehauf Company in Decatur, was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, loved all types of gospel music and enjoyed playing the harmonica and guitar. He enjoyed fishing, bird hunting, cattle farming and camping with his wife, Elna, who preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Charles David Pitman; a daughter, Melissa Ann Pitman; brothers Thearman Pitman and Vernon “Buddy” Pitman; and two sisters, Corene Smith and Annie Jean Praytor.

He is survived by a son, Marlin Pitman; a sister, Aliene Eaton; two grandsons, Charles Pitman (Christie) and David Pitman (Andria); and by five great-grandchildren, Sam, Ben, Chandler, Millia and Sonny.

Charles Pitman, David Pitman, Gary Pitman, Jason Pitman, Ben Pitman and Alan Praytor served as pallbearers.

 

Harvey Pride Jr.

Decatur

Harvey Pride Jr., 73, long-time Decatur resident, died at his home Dec. 15.

Born March 9, 1947, in Decatur, he was the oldest of three sons born to Harvey Pride Sr. and Rachel Walker Pride. He was a 1965 graduate of Decatur High School, where he played varsity football, and one of his many accomplishments was being an Eagle Scout.

He attended Auburn University and graduated from Athens State College.

Harvey was very active in the community and had more friends than could be counted. He loved the water and boating and riding his Harley in the Smoky Mountains. He was a long-time businessman in Decatur, spending 28 years with Lakeland Industries as vice president of manufacturing before retiring.

He was CEO of Madison Mobile Storage for 46 years. He joined the Decatur Rotary Club in 1973, where he had 47 years of perfect attendance as sergeant at arms.

Harvey attended his first Port Authority board meeting June 25, 1993. He was voted president at the Aug. 7, 2013, board meeting. He has overseen many successful projects that benefitted the port and its success, such as Nucor Steel, United Launch Alliance and others. He was a huge supporter of economic development in Morgan County.

Harvey was a very involved parishioner of St. John’s Episcopal Church for 40 years. He served on the vestry and as senior warden. He was also a dual member of Rising Sun Lodge #29 and Renaissance Lodge #933.

He was a supporter of the Mooreland Hunt and the arts, serving on the board of the Huntsville Chamber Music Guild for 20 years.

Harvey is survived by three sons, Harvey Madison Pride (Nanette), Charles Nathaniel Pride and Noah Black Pride, all of Decatur; four grandchildren, Harvey Madison Pride II, Garner Harrison Pride, Amanda Jane Elizabeth Pride and Laura Sims Kennedy Pride, all of Decatur; two brothers, Charles Walker Pride (Kathryn), of Denver, Colorado, and Walter Garner Pride (Lanae), of Hartselle; and two nephews.

Harvey lived and loved life to the fullest and will be missed very much by his family and friends.

A private family service was held Dec. 19 at St John’s Episcopal Church and was live streamed at 2 p.m. on St. John’s Episcopal Facebook page. There was a public Masonic Rites graveside service following at 2:30 p.m. in the St. John’s Episcopal Church Garden, where all were welcomed.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church.

 

Geraldine Garner Ballinger

Valhermoso Springs

A graveside funeral service and interment for Geraldine Garner Ballinger, 84, was held Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. at Ballinger Family Cemetery in Valhermoso Springs, with Bro. Robert Cruise and Dr. James Troglen officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Ballinger passed away Dec. 16 at Summerford Nursing Home. She was born March 23, 1936, in Morgan County to Sam and Emma Garner. She was a production worker for Saginaw Steering Gear (General Motors) prior to her retirement. She was a long-time resident of Valhermoso Springs and a member of the Talucah Presbyterian Church. She was an avid gardener and enjoyed line dancing, having been a member of the Boot Scooter Line Dancers.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Hoyt Ballinger, and her parents.

Survivors include four sons, Jerry Ballinger (Kathy), Jimmy “Bo” Ballinger (Valerie Jo), Joe Ballinger (Wanda) and Lee Ballinger (Pam); one daughter, Regina “Jeannie” Troglen (James); 23 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jamison Toglen, Brody Ballinger, Ory Ballinger, Josh Ballinger, Jerome Parker and Andrew Ballinger.

 

Willie Royer

Huntsville

Graveside funeral service and interment for Willie Royer, 93, was held Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. at Burningtree Memorial Gardens with Bro. Ralph Henderson officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Royer died Dec. 16 at Summerford Nursing Home. She was born May 1, 1927, in Cullman County to Jack Hill and Ruth Moore Hill. She was employed by

Summerford Nursing Home for many years as an activities director. She loved her family dearly and enjoyed time with her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, R.C. Royer, her parents and a granddaughter, Sabrina Oakley.

Survivors include one daughter, Donnis Oakley; two grandchildren, Keith Oakley and Shannon Oakley; and three great-grandchildren, Chandler Oaskley, Mathew Oakley and Sabrina Oakley.

Pallbearers were family members.

 

Johnny Wayne Bates

Falkville

A private family graveside funeral service and interment for Johnny Wayne Bates, 77, were held at Falkville City Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Bates died Dec. 16 at his residence. He was born Aug. 28, 1943, in Morgan County to James Stancel Bates and Estelle Robinson Bates. He was employed by Solutia prior to his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Compton Bates, and his parents.

Survivors include one daughter, Melanie Blankenship; one son, Monte Bates; two brother, James Bates and Billy Brasher; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren

Pallbearers were Monte Bates, Keith Blankenship, Travis Blankenship, Jared Rowe, JJ Puckett and Damon Hester.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

Wanize Vest

Hartselle

Funeral service for Wanize Vest, 80, was held Dec. 21 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Williams officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Vest died Dec. 16 at National Healthcare in Moulton. She was born April 29, 1940, in Lawrence County to William “Bill” Thrasher and Bessie Wright Thrasher. She was a member of the First Holy Church of Christ. She was employed as a seamstress for Rogers Manufacturing prior to her retirement.

She loved gospel singing and camping. Preceding her in death were her husbands, Gathel Pearson and Raymon Vest, and brothers, Billy Thrasher and Ray Thrasher.

Survivors include one son, Randy Pearson (Shelia), Hillsboro; one daughter, Anita Sparks (Johnny), Hillsboro; one brother, Dewey Thrasher, Hatton; four sisters, Barbara Hawkins, Warrior, Louise Cole, Mt. Hope, Fay Nichols, Hatton, and Linda Latham, Decatur; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

 

Ruel E. Chenault

Danville

A graveside funeral service and interment for Ruel E. Chenault, 86, was held Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. at Johnson Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Turner officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.

Mr. Chenault died Dec. 17 at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 1, 1934, in Lawrence County to Thomas Jefferson Chenault and Gertrude Stephenson Chenault.

He was a member of the Valley Grove Baptist Church. His enjoyment in life came from farming, watching his cows on the farm and his snacks, Milky Way, Three Musketeers and juice.

He was a kind-hearted, simple man.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Kyle, Howard, Connie and Ray Chenault; and two sisters, Neicie Teague and Christine Smith.

Survivors include one sister, Mable Johnson; two nieces, Kylene Chenault and Shelba Simms; friend, Randy Darnell; and several other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Randy Darnell, Mike Darnell, Bailey Darnell, Stanley Martin and Mike Gilliam.

 

Larry Dan Powers

Hartselle

Larry Dan Powers died Dec. 15 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born Oct. 3, 1949, in Morgan County to Calvin and Annie Davis Powers. He worked at BP Chemical-Amoco as a millwright prior to his retirement. He was loved by all, and he loved riding motorcycles.

Mr. Powers was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include wife Janie Powers; three stepchildren, Daniel Defoe (April), Patricia Jan Wilson (Michael) and Herman Dunn Jr.; two brothers, Jeff Powers (Martha) and Jimmy Powers (Susie); two grandchildren, Brett Wilson (Whitney) and Chris Dunn (Amanda); three great-grandchildren, Sidni Dunn, Kane Dunn and Ava Defoe; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at Mt. Nebo Cemetery in Tanner. Peck Funeral Home assisted the family.

 

Shirley Jeanette Peebles Blankenship

Decatur

A graveside funeral service and interment for Shirley Jeanette Peebles Blankenship, 78, was held Dec. 21 at 11 a.m. at New Friendship Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Blankenship died Dec. 10 at River City Center. She was born April 10, 1942, in Lawrence County to Robert L. Peebles and Mary Ora Lee Posey Peebles. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Blankenship Jr. Survivors include two sons, Greg Vaughn and Jimmy Crow; two brothers, Billy Joe Peebles and Larry Coleman Peebles; one sister, Nora Faye Lewis; and five grandchildren.

 

Dunreath M. Lorance

Decatur

A graveside funeral service and interment for Dunreath M. Lorance, 95, was held Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. at Mt. Tabor Cemetery with Bro. Spencer Bell officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Lorance died Dec. 17. She was born October 19, 1925, in Morgan County to John R. Morgan and Pearl Davis Morgan. She was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be missed dearly.

Preceding her in death were her husband J.B. Lorance, son Jerry Paul Minor, stepdaughter Mary Jean Sanford, grandson Jason Richards, two sisters Marie Wilborn and Florence Evans, two brothers James Morgan and Roland Morgan and her parents. Survivors include daughter Kathy Richards; brother Jethro Morgan; sister Linda Dupree; three grandchildren, Macah Richards, Adam Richards and Lucas Richards; and great-grandchildren Jacob Richards, Mathew Richards, Chase Chandler, Madison Thomas, Clara Call Richards, Michael Sanford, Rhonda Proctor, Nora J. Williams, Jamie Brewer and Jeff Minor.

 

Doris Ellen Douglas

Hartselle

A graveside funeral service and interment for Doris Ellen Douglas, 92, was held Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. at Forrest Chapel Cemetery with Bro. Harold Thompson and the Rev. Amy Parsons Vaughn officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Douglas died Dec. 17 at Summerford Nursing Home. She was born July 29, 1928, in Morgan County to William Petway Roberts and Stella Elsie McCall Roberts.

She was a member of Forrest Chapel United Methodist Church. She loved to read and was employed as a bookkeeper for Mutual Savings Life Insurance Company until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul G. Douglas, and her parents.

Survivors include one daughter, Joy Ellen Haynes (Ray); one sister, Willodene King; one grandson, Josh Haynes; and two nieces, Carol Deal and Donna King.

 

Albert “Buck” Molzof III

Albert “Buck” Molzof III, loving husband and father, passed away Dec. 17 due to complications from COVID-19 at the age of 60.

Albert was born in Madison, Wisconsin, Nov. 25, 1960.

Albert was preceded in death by his mother, Eileen Moerhing; father, Albert Molzof II; stepfather, George Moehring; step-siblings, Jeff Moehring and Jennifer Rodgers; and parents-in-law, Charles Evans and Iola Graham Evans.

He is survived by his wife, Melanie Evans Molzof, and daughter, Hylton Molzof. He also leaves behind sisters Pam Trakel and Pattie Williams; brothers-in-law James Trakel, James Williams and Wayne Goggins; sister-in-law Susan Evans Goggins; son-in-law Austin Lenox; several nieces and nephews; and a multitude of close friends.

Though his life was cut short due to tragic illness, Albert lived a vibrant, full and active life during his time in this world. His joyful spirit, limitless generosity, bold confidence and clever creativity were an inspiration to all those who were fortunate enough to know and love him. He will be deeply and profoundly missed.

In the weeks preceding his death, it was Albert’s expressed desire for his loved ones to protect themselves from the threat of COVID-19. To honor this final wish, a memorial service for Albert Molzof will be postponed till spring/summer 2021, when it is safe for all those who loved him to gather safely and fully celebrate his life.

In the meantime, his family welcomes you to express condolences, share fond memories and donate to COVID-19 healthcare efforts via a virtual memorial page, https://everloved.com/life-of/albert-molzof.

 

Rob E. Cartee

Priceville

Funeral service for Rob E. Cartee, 48, of Priceville, was held Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home.

Mr. Cartee died Dec. 18. He was born July 2, 1972 in Mobile County. He was a sales manager for Emergency Equipment Professionals.

Mr. Cartee was preceded in death by his mother, Gwendolyn Elleice Perry Cartee, and a brother, Rick Taylor.

Survivors Include his wife, Brandy Cartee; two sons, Aaron Cartee and Mason Cartee; one daughter, McKinley Cartee; father Phillip Cartee; father Larry Taylor (Roma); two brothers, Chad Cartee (Delayna) and Chris Cartee (Katie); and one sister, Rhoda Cartee.

Pallbearers were Greg Mattox, Brian Miller, Tony Lindeman, Chuck Clemons, Danny Wray and Michael Frasier.

 

Mary Anders Yarbrough

Hartselle

Mary Anders Yarbrough passed away Dec. 20 at Summerford Nursing Home due to complications from COVID-19. She was less than three months shy of reaching 100 years of age.

Mary was born March 8, 1921, to Sallie Summerford Anders and Charles Anders. She attended Hartselle Elementary School and graduated from Morgan County High School, where she loved playing basketball. After graduation she worked at the Hosiery Mill in Decatur, where she said she couldn’t stand her foreman. She told him she pitied the girl that married him. Mary started dating that foreman, and after he returned from serving in the Navy during World War II, they were married Dec. 21, 1945.

The foreman was our dad, James l. Yarbrough, of Decatur.

Sept. 3, 1947, she gave birth to twin boys, Charles and Jimmy. They had planned to have four children but revised those plans after having us.

Our mother was a very special person. She was very patient and kind and always put others first. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She and James ran Yarbrough Radio and TV for 35 years, retiring in 1981.

Mom loved First United Methodist Church of Hartselle and was there every time the doors were open and made sure we were also. She taught children’s Sunday School and later did a weekly devotion for her adult Sunday School class.

Mom lived out her faith and was always helping someone. She was a pet lover, adopting stray dogs and cats and feeding the birds. We didn’t fully recognize or appreciate the sacrifices she made for us until later in life.

Mary is survived by her two sons, Charles (Paula) and Jimmy (Mary M.). She has three grandchildren, who were very special to her: Leigh Ann Loudon (Chad), Susan Hays (Matt) and David Yarbrough. She also has four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Anders Jr., her parents and her husband, James I.

Burial was held Dec. 22 at Hartselle City Cemetery at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Harold Thompson officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. The graveside service was for immediate family only due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The family would like to thank all those at Summerford Nursing Home who gave such good care to Mary during the 13 years she was there.

If you would like to make a memorial gift, please consider her church, First United Methodist Church of Hartselle.

 

Billy Ray Eddy

Hartselle

Graveside service and interment for Billy Ray Eddy, 77, of Hartselle was held Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. at Hartselle City Cemetery with the Rev. Michael Gunter officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mr. Eddy was born Aug. 23, 1943, to Arthur Clarence Eddy and Jennie V. Blackmon Eddy. He passed away Dec. 19 at Decatur-Morgan Hospital.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Buford Eady, Truman Eddy and Reford Eddy; and a sister, Mary Elizabeth Stricklin.

Survivors include wife Barbara Eddy; two sons, Mark Eddy and Chris Eddy (Melissa); two stepdaughters, Jeaniece Slater (Misty) and Terri Nelson (Mickey); brother, Dillard Eddy; two sisters, Charlotte Hamilton and Hazel Kris; five grandchildren, Tyler Eddy, Arin Eddy, Kele Nelson, Carley Jo Nelson and Chloe Maner; and three great-grandchildren.

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