Obituaries April 5 – 12
Audrey Compton Jarrett
Funeral service for Audrey Compton Jarrett, 90, was held April 8 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Pressnell and Bro Chris Bowers officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Burningtree Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Jarrett died April 6 at her residence. She was born April 7, 1930, in Morgan County to Ira Compton and Bessie Lawrence Compton. She was a member of Flint church of Christ and retired from Monsanto after 33 years of service as a lab tech.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Edward Jarrett, her parents and two sisters, Kathaleen Hopkins and Sarah Brooks. Survivors include a son, Larry Jarrett; a daughter, Barbara Kelso (Ty); grandchildren, Danny Kelso and Amanda Kelso (Stevus); great granddaughter, Lashae Grace Goble; sisters, Nina Childers (Keith) and Iris Spears (Jerry) The family wishes to express “special thanks” to Denise Barnett and Nikki Robinson. Pallbearers were Alvin Spears, Cody Spears, Mark Childers, Kevin Childers, Danny Kelso, Ty Kelso and Josh Gilbert.
Richard C. Cliett
Funeral service for Richard C. Cliett, 50, was held March 26 at noon at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Decker officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in New Harmony Cemetery in Blue Springs, Miss., at 4 p.m. Friday, with Jonathan Johnson officiating. Mr. Cliett passed away March 23 at his residence. He was born May 27, 1970, in Clay County, Mississippi, to Ronald David Cliett and Rita Joyce Douglas Cliett.
Mr. Cliett was employed by Disney as a logistics manager prior to his passing. He was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time playing baseball with his boys and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lester and Ruby Cliett and Richard Douglas and Adelle Spruill, and one uncle, Billy Cliett. Survivors include wife, Tina Cliett, Hartselle; sons, Joshua Cliett and Zachary Cliett, Hartselle; parents, Ronnie and Rita Cliett, West Point, Miss.; and brother, Chris Cliett, (Kristie), Caledonia, Miss.
Pallbearers were Cody Cliett, Drew Troxler, Tony Harrington, Austin Harrington, Travis Parsley and Jonathan Johnson.
Laura Ann Hamby Mann
A graveside funeral service and interment for Laura Ann Hamby Mann, 87, was held April 11 at 1 p.m. at Red Oak Cemetery with Dr. Charles Owens officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. No visitation was scheduled.
Mrs. Mann died April 8 at Summerford Nursing Home. She was born Nov. 14, 1933, in Etowah County to Alex Hamby and Cora Octavia (Cooley) Hamby.
Mrs. Mann was a teacher for many years until her retirement. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her husband, Curly W. Mann; her parents; and a son, Ike Mann.
Survivors include sons, Joe Mann (Mary) and Tom Mann (Sherri); daughters, Sandy Sharp (Perry), Julie Mann and Samantha Perdue (Allen); 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Elizabeth Bowers Smith
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend Elizabeth Bowers Smith died peacefully April 8.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Valhermoso Springs. She graduated from Cotaco High School. She loved God and her family.
She married Modie O. Smith Aug. 21, 1964. During their marriage, they ran Smith Grocery in Valhermoso Springs. She was a gifted baker and made beautiful wedding cakes for family and friends.
Elizabeth was considered a treasured friend and will be deeply missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Euwin and Thelma (Wharton) Bowers; husband, Modie O. Smith; and brother, Euwin Thomas Bowers.
She is survived by her sons, Allen H. (Melanie) and Bobby S. (Julie) Smith; grandsons, Jasper A. Smith and Jacob D. Smith; brother, James Clyde Bowers (Brenda); sisters, Esther Bowers Brown, Betty Ann Selby (Kenneth), Ruth Bowers Scott, Dorothy Bowers Owens (Richard), Mary Virginia “Ginny” Bowers Dixon (Billy) and Jane Bowers Spriggs (Eric); stepdaughters, Betty Smith Johnson and Sue Smith (Jim)’ and stepson, Modie Wayne Smith (Debbie). The funeral service was held at 3 p.m. April 11 at Peck Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Valhermoso Springs Cemetery.
Because of health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, the family requested everyone wear masks and social distance from others.
Jacob Wayne Blankenship
Jacob Wayne Blankenship passed away April 5.
He was born Aug. 31, 1977, in Ridgecrest, California, to John Wayne Blankenship and Deetta Lynn Owens Blankenship. He was a restaurant worker prior to his passing. He loved music and playing his guitar.
Survivors include son, Mojave Blankenship; parents, John and Lynn Owens Blankenship; girlfriend, Brittney Mathis; and sister, Joy Ann Blankenship Barnes.
Harvey Lafarris Hardin
Funeral service for Harvey Lafarris Hardin, 71, of Somerville was held April 12 at 2 p.m. at Center Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Mason officiating. Burial was in the Center Springs Cemetery. Peck Funeral Home directed.
He was born May 10, 1949, in Moulton to Estus L. Hardin and Marie Hampton Hardin. He passed away April 10 at Decatur-Morgan Hospital.
He was a member of Center Springs United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by brother Bobby Joe Hardin.
Harvey served in the United States Air Force. He retired after 32 years at General Electric, where he worked in the maintenance department. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include wife, Diane Allen Hardin; son, Christopher Hardin (Christine); daughter, Candice Hardin Johnson (Chad); brother, Boyd E. Hardin (Barbara); sister, Saraphana Bates; and three grandchildren, Erin Hardin, Caden Johnson and Makinley Johnson.
Pallbearers were Chad Bates, Bruce Payne, Cody Allen, Wayne Aldridge, Lacey Bates and Johnathan Fairbanks.
Mae Sue Poole Wallace
Funeral service for Mae Sue Poole Wallace, 96, of Hartselle was held April 13 at 11 a.m. at Neel United Methodist Church with Bro. Tom Campbell officiating. Burial was in Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Peck Funeral Home directed.
Mrs. Wallace was born Oct. 24, 1924, to Hershel Dixon Poole and Mattie Lou Doss Poole. She passed away April 10 at her residence.
Mae Sue was a lifetime member at Neel United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Leon Wallace; three brothers, Burgess Poole, Elbert Poole and Clifford Poole; and two sisters, Hazel Poole Copeland and Ruth Poole.
She was very talented, but more than talented, she loved Jesus with all her heart, and it shined throughout her whole life.
Survivors include one son, Larry Wallace (Velma); two daughters, Vonee Mitchell and Janis Spinks (Tommy); five grandchildren, Wes Mitchell, Colton Spinks, Jordan Nesmith, Brad Wallace and Nick Wallace; and seven great-grandchildren, Isiah Wallace, McKenna Wallace, Charlie Wallace, Jake Wallace, Ben Wallace, Kinlee Mitchell and Hudson Mitchell.
Pallbearers were Wes Mitchell, Colton Spinks, Jordan Nesmith, Brad Wallace, Nick Wallace and Stephen Nesmith.
Debbie Singleton Hurley
Funeral service for Debbie Singleton Hurley, 55, of Hartselle will be held April 14 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Burningtree Memorial Gardens Cemetery, with Peck Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hurley, who was born Feb, 10, 1966, in Hartselle to Harold J. Singleton and Gloria Jean Winters Singleton, died on April 9 at Huntsville Hospital. She was a homemaker and had a heart of gold. She was the happiest when she was helping others.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
She is survived by her husband, Pastor Walter Hurley; sons, Demetree Orr, Walter Orr and Cord Orr; a daughter, Tawanna Hurley; her father, Harold J. Singleton; and a brother, Michael Singleton (Christy).