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Hartselle Enquirer

Obituaries week of 8/9

Esther Louise Bowers Brown
Laceys Spring

Funeral services for Esther Louise Bowers Brown, 80, were held Tuesday,
August 1,2023 at noon at Peck Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Patrick
officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Valhermoso
Holiness Cemetery.
Mrs. Brown died on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Crestwood Hospital,
Huntsville.  She was born August 25, 1942, in Morgan County, to Euwin
Etherage Bowers and Thelma Marie Wharton Bowers.
Mrs. Brown and her husband, Dewey Hammond Brown, were owners of C&B Foundry
in Laceys Spring.  Mrs. Brown handled the administrative portion of the
business for several years.  She loved country music. Anytime you visited
her home and the television was on, a country song would be playing. She
also enjoyed Alabama football and Braves baseball. She loved her daughters,
her granddaughters, her great-grandsons and her siblings.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, a son, Jacky Hammond
Brown, and two siblings, Euwin Thomas Bowers and Elizabeth Bowers Smith.
Survivors include two daughters Donna Brown Frazier (Paul) and Dora Brown
Clark, both of Laceys Springs; three granddaughters Jessica Winfrey
Barrett (Johnathan), Morgan City; Stephanie Clark (Dustin Adams), Hazel
Green; and Shannon Clark, Lacey’s Spring; two great grandsons Kaleb Wood, Decatur and Kolby Smith, Lacey’s Spring; five siblings, Betty Ann Bowers Selby (Kenneth) of Somerville; Ruth Bowers Scott of Madison; James Clyde Bowers (Brenda) of Valhermoso Springs;
Dorothy Bowers Owens, Hephzibah, Ga.; Mary Bowers Dixon (Thomas) of
Meridianville; and F. Jane Bowers Spriggs (Eric) of Amherst, NH.  

Pallbearers were Dudley Winfrey, Kaleb Wood, Kolby Smith, Dustin Adams,
Allen Smith, Bobby Smith, Danny Selby and Jeff Lenox. 


Silveree Hardin Sterling

Funeral service for Silveree Hardin Sterling, 87, was held Wednesday, August
2, 2023 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Richard Sport
officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.  Burial was in Oak Grove
Cemetery in Lawrence County.
Mrs. Sterling died on Monday, July 31, 2023 at Decatur Morgan Hospital.  She
was born April 1, 1936, in Lawrence County, to Ottis Warren Hardin and Lois
Irene Gray Hardin.
She was employed as a production worker at G.E. until she retired to take
care of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the
Danville Church of Christ. Mrs. Sterling was known for being witty and never
failed to make you laugh. She loved everyone, but not near as much as her
dog, Scooter. She will be missed greatly missed by family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband Guy W. Sterling, a daughter Teresa
Jackson, her parents, two brothers and five sisters. Survivors include sons John Sterling (Penny); and Roger Hardin (Jane); daughter Tracy Thomas (Jarrod); brother Percy Hardin (Evelyn); sister Linda Morgan (Reno); 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Pallbearers were Samuel Sterling, Chandler Hardin, Conner Hardin, Caden
McDonald, Kevin Hardin, Austin Teague and Colton Davis. Honorary Pallbearers will be Glenn Hardin, Guen Hardin, Liam McDonald and Andy Sasser.



Patricia Kyker Osborne

A Celebration of Life Visitation service for Patricia Kyker Osborne, 70,
was held Thursday, August 3, 2023 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral
Home with Peck Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Osborne died on Monday, July 31, 2023 at Cullman Regional Medical Center.  She was born Sunday, July 12, 1953, in Morgan County to Joe Aubrey Kyker and Dorothy Lucille Childers Kyker.
She was employed by the Courtland Library as the curator, prior to her
retirement. She loved her family and was especially crazy about her
grandkids and her great grandson. She was married to the loved of her life,
Jimmy,  for 52 years and she was a fan of Alabama Football.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister: Betty Jo Kyker
Survivors include husband Jimmy Osborne; sons Jeremy Osborne, Jason Osborne (Danielle Whispell) and Isaiah Osborne; daughter Jacquelynn Sloas (Brian); brother Wayne Kyker (Jan); five grandchildren Jessica Shelton, Caleb Osborne, Holden Osborne, Dayton Osborne and Novalyne Osborne; great-grandchild Liam Stewart.

Peggy Giers Lee

Funeral service for Peggy Giers Lee, 76, was held Wednesday, August 2, 2023
at 3:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. A. Ray Lee officiating and
Peck Funeral Home directing.  Burial will be in Valhermoso Springs
Cemetery. Mrs.  Lee died on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at her residence.  She was born
June 2, 1947, in Madison County, to Perry Franklin Luna and Jessie Irene
Shields Luna.
She was employed by Huntsville Times for 28 years as an executive assistant,
prior to her retirement. She was a loving wife, mom and Super proud Gigi.
She was Baptist in her faith, a Sunday School Teacher and Youth Leader, and
she volunteered at Huntsville Hospital. Preceding her in death were two husbands: Charles Giers and Joe Dorman Lee, a stepdaughter: Christy Lee Whitaker and her parents.

Survivors include sons Paul Giers and James “Jimmy” A. Giers; stepson Phillip Lee; daughter – Beth Giers Jackson; stepdaughter Carla Lee Lester; sister Wanda Cantrell; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.  



Stephen Michael Redfearn Jr. 

Stephen was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, IL. to Dawn Oldfield Redfearn and Stephen Michael Redfearn Sr. 

Stephen attended school in four different states, Illinois, Tennessee, Alabama and Missouri where he graduated high school from Lebanon, Mo. in 2002.  He went on to attend the University of Missouri earning a degree in mechanical engineering in 2007. Immediately following graduation, he went to work for Emerson Electric/Copeland in their Lebanon Missouri Plant before making his way to the St. Louis area. While in St. Louis he worked for Anheuser-Busch and ultimately to Statco-DSI where he worked his way up to Vice President of Engineering. He would travel often with his job and we treasured every minute we could spend with him. 

Stephen was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Donald and Nellye Redfearn, Maternal grandparents Jim and Dorma Oldfield, Uncles Don Redfearn and Charles Redfearn, and a very special Aunt Karen Redfearn. 

Stephen is survived by his parents Stephen and Dawn Redfearn; his beloved sister, Kelsey Redfearn Wolken; brother-in-law, Seth Wolken; and his two cherished nieces, Sawyer Lynn and Kwynn Madelyn Wolken; uncle, Jim Oldfield and wife, Debbie with their three boys, James, Jon, and Jason; aunt, Michelle Brown, her son, Collin, and aunt, Jane Corder (Phil). 

Stephen was a member of the Ferrari Club of America and had a love for restoring and driving fast cars. He also enjoyed the outdoors and loved canoeing or floating on the Current River. St. Louis Zoo was a special place for him, and he particularly enjoyed sharing it with his nieces. 

A celebration of life will be set later. In lieu of flowers or plants a memorial fund has been set up with the St. Louis Zoo. 


William Edward Luker 

Funeral service for William Edward Luker, 79, was held Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral home with Bro. Jeff Sherrell officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. The burial will be at Piney Grove Cemetery.  

Mr. Luker died on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at his residence. He was born on December 17, 1943 in Lawrence County, to Harry and Lillian Luker. Mr. Luker was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a member of Piney Grove First Congregational Methodist Church and loved to deer hunt. He was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Lillian Luker, one daughter Tammy Luker, two brothers Gerald Luker and Drennen Luker, four sisters Evelyn Kerce, Jean Hays, Gail Harville, and Sue Woods. 

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Luker; daughter Dawn Terry (Byron) brother Gary Luker (Cathie); three sisters Phyllis Todd, Sherry Luker and Judy Vernon; three grandchildren Amanda Brooks (Chris), Brit Bowling (Sophie) and Colby Bowling; five great grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Brit Bowling, Colby Bowling, Huntley Segars, Darryl Hogan, Jeff Luker and Jeremy Luker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Trace Bowling, Sawyer Brooks and Tim Singleton. 


Joey Dean Hatfield


Funeral service for Joey Dean Hatfield, 54, of Hartselle, was held Monday,
August 7, 2023, at 4:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home with Bro. Greg Standridge
and Bro. Greg Barbee officiating. The burial will be at Grange Hall
Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the funeral

Mr. Hatfield died on Sunday, August 6, 2023. He was born September 27, 1968,
in Morgan County to Robert Lee Hatfield and Barbara Ann Johnson Hatfield.
Mr. Hatfield previously worked in construction, which he loved very much. He
was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and he loved the Lord. He
also loved his pets, Cain and Abelle. Mr. Hatfield was preceded in death by
a brother, Robert Lee Hatfield, and a sister, Amanda Jo Cockrell.

Survivors include his wife Paula Carol Ivey Hatfield; sons Jacob Daryel Hatfield (Morgan), Joshua Dean Hatfield (Jasmine) and Jordan Daniel Hatfield (Tabitha Hatfield); three brothers;
Randy Guyse, Robert Anthony Hatfield and John Hatfield; one sister:
Glenda Smith; eight grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jacob Hatfield, Joshua Hatfield, Jordan Hatfield, Gabriel Maxwell, Jeremiah Hatfield and Cory Maxwell.


Mary Imogene West 

Lacey’s Spring 

Funeral service for Mary Imogene West, 84, was held Monday, August 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM, at Calvary Church in Lacey’s Spring with Bro. Leon Holt and Bro. Corey Morrow officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.  

Mrs. West died on August 4, 2023 at her residence. She was born on August 30, 1938 in Morgan County, to Helen and Elbert West. Mrs. West owned and ran her own restaurant (Lunch Box) until she retired. She loved camping, fishing, traveling, spending time with her family and cooking for her grandchildren. Mrs. West was preceded in death by her parents: Helen and Elbert West, Two brothers: Billy West and Kenneth West, and one sister: Christine Hill. 

Survivors Include three sons Steve Dudley, Michael Dalton (Shirley) and Barney Dalton (Susan), of Lacey’s Spring; one daughter Trina Speakman (Danny), of Lacey’s Spring; one brother Larry West, of Cotaco; one sister Faye Wilson, of Lacey’s Spring; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Andrew Dalton, Corey Dalton, Steven Dudley, Justin Dudley, Hopsan Mahan and Haden Mahan. 



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