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Hartselle Enquirer

Obituaries week of Feb. 22

Margarue Owen Garner
Hartselle
A memorial service for Margarue Owen Garner, 87, was held Sunday, February
19, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doug Wells
officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Garner died Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at the Folsom Center in
Cullman. She was born November 5, 1935, in Morgan County to Alton Glen Owen and Jessie McKay Owen. She worked at the social security administration of Morgan County for a number of years and she and her husband served the community of Hartselle with their fruit stand business for many years as well. She was also a member of Hartselle’s First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Jack” Garner, her brother, George Owen and her daughter, Sharon Horton Woodruff and her parents. Survivors include one granddaughter, Jessica Murray and her husband, Phillip of Hayden, Ala. In lieu of flowers. The family requests donations be made to the Glenn Horton Memorial Scholarship Fund at Wallace State Community College.

Rayburn D. Brown
Danville

Rayburn D. Brown
Danville
Funeral services for Rayburn Delanard Brown, 83, was held Saturday,
February 18 at 3 p.m. at Lebanon Baptist Church in Falkville with Bro.
Rodger Collins and Dr. Randy Ashley officiating and Peck Funeral Home
directing. Mr. Brown passed from this life, Wednesday, February 15, at Decatur Morgan
Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born in Morgan County, to William
Harold Brown and Ethel Mae Smith Brown. While the family will grieve the loss of
Rayburn, we rejoice in knowing that he is reunited with his lifelong Valentine, Ann, which he lost just nine short months ago. Rayburn loved the Lord and served for many years as a deacon at Lebanon Baptist Church where he also raised his family. He was known as a talented pit master and enjoyed smoking meats on his custom-built smokers to bring his friends and family together. He also enjoyed other hobbies such as woodworking, camping, fishing, hunting and watching old westerns. In his younger years, Rayburn was a member of the Morgan County Rescue Squad and was a certified storm watcher and CB operator. He was also a U.S. Army
veteran and was employed for many years at Fruehauf, then in the mid-70s
when General Electric came to Decatur. He was one of the original employees who helped get the plant ready for operations and retired after 24 years with the company in 2001. Rayburn and his late wife, Ann, spent many years of their retirement camping with old friends and making new friends at Mallard Creek Campground.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his wife of 59 years, Ann Anders Brown. Together they raised six children who gave them a daughter-in-law and five sons-in-law, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Survivors include one sister, Brenda Walker (Dorsey), one son, Tim Brown (Angie), five daughters, Pam Collins (Rodger), Sandy Byrd (Mark), Susan Hester (Robert), Rhonda Antonson (Marshall), and Vonda Burrow (Roger); five
grandchildren, Perry Byrd, Rodney Byrd (Scarlett), Cody Brown (Amanda), Luke
Hester and Alexina Mason (Chad); two great-grandsons, Cole and Kade Brown
and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ann Tuder Edwards
Somerville

Ann Tuder Edwards
Somerville
A graveside funeral service and interment for Ann Tuder Edwards, 71, was held
Friday, February 17, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Center Springs with Bro. Zeke Haselden officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Center Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Edwards died Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at her residence. She was born August 2, 1951, in Morgan County to Elbert Jr. Tuder and Ethel Gertrude Nelson Tuder. She was employed as a nurse for 54 years at local hospitals and also taught nursing clinicals for Calhoun Community College for two years, prior to her retirement. She was a charter member of the Somerville United Methodist Church, was the church secretary and treasurer and taught the adult Sunday school class. She
served as the president of the Somerville Civitan Club. Ann loved the Lord and going to church. She was a blessing to all that knew her. She really enjoyed gospel singings that she and Jennifer attended. Ann loved helping people and had a heart of gold. She was preceded in death by
her husband, J.B. Edwards, a brother, Harold Tuder and her parents.
Her family would like to offer special thanks to the Hospice of the Valley, and special friends, Tina Delores, Teresa, Linda, Joyce and Saara. Thank you for all the wonderful help and love. Special thank you to her nephew, Brandon Orme, who was always there to lend a helping hand and offer loads of love. In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations made in her memory to Hospice of the Valley. Survivors include daughter, Jennifer Edwards, Decatur; sister, Katherine Sue Ransom, Somerville; brothers, Charles Tuder, Hartselle; Jack Tuder (Irma), Madison, Dean Tuder, Decatur and John Tuder (Wes), Columbia, Tenn.;
nephews, Darren, Brandon, Eric, Andrew, Nick and Austin. Her nephews served as pallbearers.

 

Jerry Weaver
Falkville

A private graveside service and interment for Jerry Weaver, 76, was held Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Jones Family Cemetery, West Lacon, with Bro. Phillip Hardin officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Mr. Weaver died Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born June 24, 1946, in Lawrence County, to William David Weaver and
Nealy Elizabeth Smith Weaver. He was employed by Copeland Corporation for 30 years as a millwright, prior to his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include wife, Shelby Jean Evans Weaver; sons, Whit Weaver (Milli) and Brandon Weaver (Cynthia); brother, Roy Weaver (Terry Jean); sister, Ann Terry (Gary); four grandchildren, Brittany, Katie, Hannah and Isabella; one great-grandchild, Carter. Pallbearers were family members.

 

 

Kerry Todd Hawkins

Smith Lake

Kerry Todd Hawkins, 55, of Smith Lake, formerly of Decatur, Ala. passed away February 18, 2023. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 23 2023 at 3:15p.m. at the Witt House in Priceville, Ala. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. at the Witt House.

 

 

Martha Gail Johnson Stewart

Somerville
Funeral service for Martha Gail Johnson Stewart, 79, will be Thursday,
February 23, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard
Richie officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in
Russell Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, February 23, 2023 from 11-1p.m. at Peck Funeral Home. Martha Stewart, 79, of the Pines Community, went to be with her Lord and
Saviour Saturday, February 18, 2023. She passed away at Crestwood Medical
Center. She was born September 30, 1943, in Morgan County to Alva Austin
Johnson and Anna Lee Vice Johnson. Martha retired from Chrysler in 2002 after many years of service. Besides always working, she was a homemaker that loved her home to be a welcoming
place. She loved her church, Blue Springs Baptist, and enjoyed gardening,
cooking, sewing and crocheting just to name a few of her hobbies. Most of
all, Martha loved Jesus and her family. She lended a hand to those in need
and an ear to listen and encourage. She will be missed by many, both family
and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister: Frances
Childers. Survivors include husband, Milton Stewart; daughters, Melinda Gibson and
Donna Koweski (Karl); son, Daryl Stewart (Jessica); seven grandchildren, Elizabeth (Kelly), Dustin, Zachary, Gloria (Sawyer), Jared, Justin and Jacob; four great grandchildren, Ty, Alliah, Gabriel and Everly; sisters, Carol Montgomery and Kathy Harbin (Al); brothers, Larry Johnson (Jan)
and Kenneth Johnson

Rev. David Bradford
Falkville
Funeral service for Rev. David Bradford, 66, was held Tuesday, February 21,
2023 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dezi Fletcher and Bro.
Ken Kirby officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in
Salem Cemetery. Rev. Bradford died Sunday, February 19, 2023 at his residence. He was
born June 6, 1956, in Cullman County, to Floyd Leon Bradford and Vina
Evelene Stancil Bradford. He was employed by General Electric in Quality Control and retired after 40 years of service. Rev. Bradford played drums for several bands over a 50
year period of time, loving to play Rock music. He was the current pastor
for Victory Baptist Church in Hartselle and has pastored several churches in
Morgan County. He enjoyed his hobby of flying remote control airplanes.
Preceding him in death was his mother. Survivors include wife, Elizabeth Roberts Bradford; father, Rev. Floyd Leon Bradford (Grace); son, Jeremy Bradford (Angie); daughter, Ashley Allen (Jimmy); brother, Butch Bradford (Donna); sister, Donna Cagle (Steve); three grandchildren, Kyleigh Bradford, Kole Bradford and Bentley Allen. Pallbearers were Brian Fowler, Timmy Roberts, Mike Draper, Doug Cobb, Brandon Cagle and Rick Fawbush.

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