Obituaries for Dec. 5 edition

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

James Shelton Crowell, 77, of Fayetteville, died Friday (Nov. 30, 2012) at his residence. He was born in Lincoln County on July 26, 1935 to the late James William and Ruby Hall Crowell, Sr. He worked as a grocer and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Crowell is survived by his wife, Glenda Crowell; daughter, Patricia and Jeff Prince; son, Bubba and Danna Crowell; four grandchildren, Cheyenne Prince, Ashleigh Prince, Heather Crowell, Tyler Crowell, all of Fayetteville. Funeral services were held Monday morning in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Nichols officiating. Burial followed in Prospect Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Daisy Duke, 87, of Fayetteville, died Friday (Nov. 30, 2012) at Lincoln Care Center. She was born in Lincoln County on June 28, 1925, to the late Arthur and Lizzie Howell Patrick. She was a nurse at Lincoln Care Center and was a member of the Liberty Church of Christ. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, E.F. Duke, Jr.; daughter, Lois Dean Uhles; and brothers, Melvin Patrick, A.W. Patrick and Thurman Patrick. Mrs. Duke is survived by her brothers, Madison Patrick of Chicago, Ill., Pete and Janie Patrick of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Eddie Uhles of Kansas City, Mo., Belinda and Michael Porter of Fayetteville; great-grandchildren, Donald Ringer, Tonya Ringer; step-grandchildren, Jonathan and Kelly Porter, Katelynn and Rick Flores; great-great-grandchildren, Makayla Ringer, Ashton Ringer, Samantha Thompson, Destiny Ringer, Liberty Ringer; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Richard Rogers and Rhea West officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Veronica Eckerfield, 57, of Ardmore, died Friday (Nov. 30, 2012) at her residence. She was born in Centre, Pa., on Sept. 26, 1955 to the late George Repasky and Mary Edwards Zonge. She worked as a beautician and was of the Assembly of God faith. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her step-father, Harry Zonge. Ms. Eckerfield is survived by her daughter, Tezrah Eckerfield of Ardmore; sons, Chad Abernathy and Daniel Abernathy, both of Athens, Ala.; brothers, George and Sue Repasky of Fayetteville, Don and Kathy Repasky of Ardmore, Terry Repasky of New Market, Ala.; half-brother, Fred Zonge of Tennessee; step-brother, Harry Lee and Sandy Zonge of Spokane, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Jamie Mitchell and Bro. Derrick Jones officiating. Burial followed in Gatlin Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Bobby Joe Holt, 79, of Belvidere, died Friday evening (Nov. 30, 2012) at Southern Tennessee Medical Center. A native of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Jimmie Holt Whitfield. Mr. Holt was a chief engineer on river boats for Ohio Barge Lines and was an Army veteran. He enjoyed gardening and loved all living things, especially his children, grandchildren and friends. Survivors include his daughter, Judy Stewart, and husband, Eric, of Belvidere; sons, Charlie Renfroe and wife, Cindy, of Belvidere, Jimmy Renfroe and, wife, Cori of Louisiana; brother, Claude Holt and wife, Betty, of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Ashley and Holt Stewart, Brandi Joe Renfroe, Amanda Brazier Morris; and special friend, Emma Luna. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Neal Cemetery beside his wife, Bobbie Helen Ables Holt, who passed away in 1993. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Richie Jacks, 47, of Fayetteville, died Friday (Nov. 30, 2012) at Crestwood Medical Center. He was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 17, 1965, to Wayne Jacks and Ina Rae Speck Jacks. He was the plant manager for IMI Concrete and was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Jacks is preceded in death by his grandparents, H.O. and Christine Speck and C.B. and Rena Jacks. He is survived by his father, Wayne Jacks; mother, Ina Rae Jacks; sisters, Beth and Benton Barnes, Katherine and Roger Haydel; brother, Jon and Stacy Jacks. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Rev. Milton Martin officiating. Burial followed in Flintville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital or Friends of the Lincoln County Public Library. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

John R. Phillips, 68, of Elkmont, Ala., died Wednesday (Nov. 28, 2012) at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Ala. There are no public services planned at this time. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Leland Walker Simmons, 90, of Belvidere, formerly of Lincoln County, died Sunday (Dec. 2, 2012) at his residence. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Simmons was the son of the late Homer Sanders and Cora Eunice Walker Simmons. He was a graduate of Lincoln County High School and graduated from Georgia Tech with a BEE Degree. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in the Philippines in WW II and in the Korean Conflict. Mr. Simmons was a member and elder at the Champ Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Survivors include his sons, Daniel Allen Simmons and wife, Debbie, Mark Steven Simmons and wife, Rella, Thomas Walter Simmons; daughter-in-law, (Marsha) Dale (Thrift) Simmons; grandchildren, Douglas A. Simmons (Ellyce), Stephanie Simmons, Stephen D. Simmons and Natalie Nichole Simmons; great-grandchildren, Anna Grace Simmons, Levi Allen Simmons and Eva Allen Simmons; brother, Melvin Homer Simmons; and sister, Annie Marie Holland. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Samuel Leland Simmons, and a brother, Raymond Olin Simmons. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Billy Langford officiating. Burial will follow in Kelso Cemetery beside his wife, Olive Mae Allen Simmons. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Josie Sisk, 75, of Fayetteville, died Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) at her residence. Mrs. Sisk is a native of Madison County, Ala., the daughter of the late Lawrence Clemons and Clara Mae Campbell Moore. She was a housewife and a member of the Holiness Church of God. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Sisk, and brothers, Clemons and Juanita Moore, Carl Moore and Johnny Ray Moore. She is survived by a daughter, Pamela Denise Schaefer of Chicago Heights, Ill.; sons, Kenny and Mary Sisk of Ft. Myers, Fla., Jerry and Martha Sisk of Fayetteville and Johnny and Michelle Sisk of Fayetteville; sisters, Imojean and George Marshall of Winchester, Barbara and Don Bland of Fayetteville, Carolyn and Dennis Smith of Fayetteville, Judy and Steve Young of Hazel Green, Ala., Barbara Gail Moore of Nashville; brothers, J.T. and Shirley Moore of Guntersville, Ala., Sonny and Patricia Moore of Fayetteville and Dickey and Sandra Moore of Fayetteville; eleven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Sonny Moore officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Plevna, Ala. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Lyndon Trigg Stone, 91, of Fayetteville died Tuesday (Nov. 27, 2012) at his residence. Mr. Stone was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late John Landess and Margaret Trigg Stone. He was a World War II veteran, a deacon of Parks City Baptist Church and retired from NASA in Huntsville, Ala. Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Corinne Redd Stone; one son, Martin Trigg Stone and wife, Amanda, of Madison, Ala.; two granddaughters, Bobbie Sue Stone and Barbara Stone of Huntsville; three step-grandchildren, Caleb Flowers, Catie Hargett of Madison, Ala., and Kaylan Miller (Nathan) of Florence, Ala.; two step-great-grandchildren, Tucker and Caitlyn Hargett of Madison, Ala.; one sister, Nancy Drinkard of Greensboro, N.C.; sister and brother-in-law, Don and Verna Faye Webb of Dalton, Ga.; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Stone, and two brothers, Lloyd and Max Stone. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Park City Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Russell officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Park City Baptist Church Building Fund, 2809 Huntsville Highway, Fayetteville, TN, 37334. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Gentry Joe Allen Williams, Jr., 89, of Taft, died Wednesday (Nov. 28, 2012) at Donalson Skill Care. A native of Madison County, Ala., Mr. Williams was the son of the late Gentry Joe Allen Williams, Sr., and Lizzie C. Williams. He was a retired construction worker and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Roberta Wright Williams of Taft; two sons, Rickie and Steve Williams, both of Taft; two daughters, Gayle Fitch of Taft and Melissa Rucker of Decatur, Ala.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his brothers, Milton, Harold Thomas and Floyd Williams, and sisters, Irene Morris, Cora Moore and Lucille Smith. Graveside services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Prosperity Cemetery. Burial was beside his first wife, Nadine Smith Williams. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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