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Obituaries Feb. 15 – 22

Venita Sharlene Roberts 


A graveside funeral service and interment for Venita Sharlene Roberts was held Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Johnson Chapel Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing.  

Mrs. Roberts died Feb. 2 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. She was born Jan. 21, 1947, in Morgan County to James Raymond Wright and Frances Rachel Roberts. She was employed as a secretary for Calhoun Community College prior to her retirement.  

She is survived by a brother, James “Bud” Wright (Brenda); nieces, Missy Hutto, Peggy Lunn (Tobie), Lisa Gregory and Kim Hogan; nephews, Patrick Rylant, Rodney Rylant (Angie), Amos Hogan, Michael Hogan and Tracey Hogan; great-nieces, Tabetha Hutto, Tamara Hutto, Sadie Rylant, Emma Rylant, Desirae Yost, Brittany Hogan, Kelsey Hogan, Danielle Roberts and Whitley Hutto; and great-nephews, Joseph Hogan (Kinley) and Justin Hamby. 

Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister, Debbie Rylant. 

Pallbearers were Amos Hogan, Tobie Lunn, Jeff Hutto and Michael Berryhill.  


Shelby Segars Cole 

Funeral service for Shelby Segars Cole, 79, was held Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Holder officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Bethel Baptist Cemetery. 
Mrs. Cole died Feb. 17 at her residence. She was born Feb. 21, 1941, in Morgan County to Melvin Grady Segars and Gertrude Delphi Tyler Segars. She was a homemaker for her family, a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Hartselle and loved to play the piano.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Cole, and her parents.
Survivors include three daughters, Paula White (Jerry), Angie Weidman (Darryl) and Cindy Henry (Terry); and seven grandchildren 

Pallbearers were Jerry White, Terry Henry, Darryl Weidman, Patrick White, Justin Dunn and Chris Wallace. Honorary pallbearer was Donald Waddell. 


Eddie Brummitte
Graveside funeral service and entombment for Eddie Brummitte, 78, was held Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m. EST at Loudon County Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Richard White officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. No visitation was scheduled.
Mr. Brummitte died Feb. 16 at his residence. He was born May 3, 1942, in Davidson County to Edward Douglas Brummitte Sr. And Mildred Louise Reed Brummitte. He was of the Episcopal faith and was employed by the McCartney Construction Company as a professional civil engineer prior to his retirement.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Peggy Brummitte Pharris.
Survivors include his wife, Caroline Brummittedaughter, Stephanie Brummitte Madewell (Michael); and two grandchildren, Ryan and Melanie Madewell. 


Brenda Gail Turney 


Funeral service for Brenda Gail Turney, 53, was Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. at Faith Independent Church with the Rev. Johnathan Cole officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Turney Family Cemetery. 

Miss Turney died Feb. 18 at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was born July 9, 1967, in Morgan County to Howard Winford Turney and Martha Gail Maples Turney.  

Brenda was a Christian and a member of the Faith Independent Church. She loved working with the kids on any level and was the youth leader for several years. She LOVED music. Her greatest love was playing the bass guitar. She was blessed to play with many groups over the years, including J.R. Quick & The Victory Aires, The Hosanna’s, The Joyful Hearts and The Faith Trio.  

She was a nurse and loved taking care of her patients. She had to retire from nursing work due to her health issues.  

Brenda loved ALL of her nieces and nephews just like they were her own children, and she spoiled each one of them.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Martha; her brother, Winford Turney and his wife, Sandra; her nephewJason Freeman; a brother-in-law, James Earl Mills Jr.; and a sister-in-law, Rose Freeman Turney.  

Survivors include sister, Cathy Mills; brother, Gary Turney (Dee); nieces, Kymberly Sheppard, Kristan Conn, Kymarie Sheppard, Haven Conn, Rayna Conn and Sarah Freemanand nephews, Taven Conn, Kannon Sheppard, Kassius Sheppard and Justis Freeman 

Pallbearers were Malcolm Sheppard, Jesse Conn, Justis Freeman, James Terry and other family and friends. 


Karen W. Smith
Funeral service for Karen W. Smith, 73, will be held Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Bates officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Somerville Historical Cemetery. Visitation will be Feb. 24 from 6p.m. at Peck Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Smith died Feb. 16 at Decatur Morgan Hospital.
She was born Jan. 14, 1948, in Duncan, Oklahoma, to Glenn Scott and Wanda Fincher Scott. She was a homemaker for her family, loved to cook and enjoyed being with her grandchildren. She was the life of the party and was Baptist in her faith. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, a daughter and three grandsons. 

Survivors include daughter, Wanetta McCullough; sons, James McCullough and Jonathan Harless; stepfather, C.T. Dickerson; sister, Lisa Dickerson13 grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildrenPallbearers will be family and friends. 


Hollis Gene Bryant
Mr. Hollis Gene Bryant, 72, passed away Feb. 18 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born Aug. 14, 1948, in Morgan County to Erskin Bryant and Frances McCulloch Bryant. He was employed by Joe Foster’s Painting Company as a painter and was a veteran of the United States Marines prior to his retirement. He was very proud of his service with the Marines in Vietnam. He loved to fish and go to yard sales and enjoyed spending time with his grandbabies, whom he cherished. He had a wonderful
sense of humor and will be missed.  

He was preceded in death by his parentstwo sons, Hollis Jr. and Michael Bryant; and two brothers. 

Survivors include his wife, Linda Moon Bryant; sons, Timmy Bryant and Jeff Bryantdaughter, Christy Bryant; sisters, Rita HaynesLinda Kulew, Kendra Miller, Debra Roy and Joanie Roy; and several grandchildren 

memorial service will be held by his family at a later date.