Obituaries for Dec. 19 edition
Mary Alice Boaz, 79, of Fayetteville, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 12, 2012) at her residence. A native of Winfield, Ala., she was a daughter of the late Troy Alan Smith and Verd Howell Smith. Mrs. Boaz is survived by her sons, Maxey Gene Garner of Gallatin, Richard Brent Garner of Trion, Ga., and Troy Allen Boaz of Fayetteville, and daughter, Susan Warren of Fayetteville. Mrs. Boaz was blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a very close, dear friend, George Evans of Fayetteville. She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Garner; sister, Jo Jo Stowe; brother, Eugene Smith; and husbands, Charles Allen Boaz and Gordon Max Garner. It was Mrs. Boaz’s wishes to be cremated and no services. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Floyd Harold Brown, 84, of Petersburg, died Monday morning (Dec. 10, 2012) at Lincoln Medical Center. A native of Atlanta, Ga., Mr. Brown was the son of the late Floyd Hershel and Nellie Graham Brown. He was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, serving in WWII, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Vielnascher Brown of Petersburg; three daughters, Gloria Margaret Rahbe of Texas, Carin Jeanette Payne of Petersburg, Sharon Diana Johnson of Lawrenceville, Ga.; sister, Marie Jones of Savannah, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Brown was preceded in death by siblings, Frank Brown, Johnny A. Brown, Novestia Newell, Edward Brown and Paul Brown. Funeral services were conducted Friday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Troy Green officiating. Burial followed in Medium Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Howard Haston Capshaw, 83, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday night (Dec. 12, 2012) in Lincoln Medical Center. A native of Warren County, he was the son of the late William Hobert, Sr., and Lettie Louise Johnson Capshaw. He was a graduate of Williamson County High School and graduated from Vanderbilt School of X-Ray in 1954. He was employed by Dr. Sam Hay in Murfreesboro, the Veterans Administration in Knoxville and Thiokol in Huntsville, Ala., before coming to Patrick Clinic and working with Dr. T.A. Patrick and Dr. C.D. Toone for many years. Mr. Capshaw was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Wells Hill Church of Christ for over 54 years. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ferebee Capshaw of Fayetteville; two daughters, Sandra Arnold and husband, Bobby, and Linda Sisk and husband, Buck, all of Fayetteville; two sons, Robert Capshaw of Lake City, Fla., and William Capshaw and wife, Amber, of Petersburg; grandchildren, Robert Arnold, III, Melissa Maddox, Ginger Loh, Heather Stewart, Kristen Capshaw, Austin Capshaw, Summer Capshaw, Kiah Capshaw; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carolyn Johnson of Burwood and Faye Barnhill of Columbus, Ohio; one brother, Larry Capshaw of Morristown; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Richard McWilliams officiating. Burial followed in Johnson Cemetery in Williamson County. Memorials may be made to the Wells Hill Church of Christ. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Luther Davis, 21, of Kelso, died Thursday (Dec. 6, 2012) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 26, 1990 to the late Luther T. Davis and Robin Cochran Helton, who survives. Mr. Davis was employed by Norman’s Furniture and was a member of Howell First Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Robin and Dennis Helton of Kelso; sisters, Amanda Stinson, Destiny Helton, both of Kelso; brothers, Timothy Davis of Mulberry and Johnny Davis of Kelso; and grandparents, Gene and Judy Benge of Bessemer City, N.C. and Lola Helton of Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Howell First Baptist Church with Bro. Brian Gass officiating. Burial was in Stewart Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mary Clayton Eaves, 82, of Ardmore, Ala. died Thursday (Dec. 13, 2012) at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Donald Clem and Bro. Bruce Addison officiating. Burial was in Sylone Cemetery, Elkmont, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Helene Kawiecki, 96, of Fayetteville, died Thursday (Dec. 13, 2012) in Whitesburg Gardens in Huntsville, Ala. She was the daughter of the late Jan and Marianne Malesza and was a retired seamstress. Mrs. Kawiecki was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church and was a hospital volunteer. Survivors include one son, Serge and Debbie Kawiecki of Meridianville, Ala.; their son, Steve and wife, Michelle of Olathe, Kan., and grandson, Gavin; two daughters, Jeanine Kawiecki of France and daughter, Deborah, Marisha Keller of Enon, Ohio, her children, Patricia and Brian Boggs of Springfield, Ohio, and Paula and Mark Ellerbrock of Sylvania, Ohio; sisters, Jozefa Mankowski and Maria Czynick, both of Kolo, Poland. Mrs. Kawiecki was preceded in death by a daughter, Genevieve, survived by children, Helena, Frank, Callie and Jan; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A funeral mass was conducted Saturday morning at the St. Anthony Catholic Church with Father Jose officiating. Burial followed in Wright’s Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Aaron N. McKin, 83, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday (Dec. 11, 2012) in Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. McKin was the son of the late Aaron McKin and Bessie Bedford McKin, Sr., was a retired carpenter and a member of the Highway 64 Church of Jesus. Survivors include his children, Diane McKin Hunt of Ardmore, Ala., Stanley McKin and wife, Katie, of Fayetteville, Janette McKin of Fayetteville and Debbie McKin Payton and husband, Kenny, of Toney, Ala.; grandchildren, Dwayne Brewer and wife, Lori, of Mulberry, Carol Lacewell and husband, Toby, of Fayetteville, Howard Ashley and wife, Amy, of Flintville, Steve McKin and wife, Rachel, of Fayetteville, James Harrison of Ardmore, Ala., Kelshelia Cote of Nevada and Travis Payton and wife, Hailey, of Flintville; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; mother-in-law, Lillie Bell Holt; brother, Reed McKin of Fayetteville; and son-in-law, Randall Cramer of Toney. Mr. McKin was preceded in death by two children, Vickie Cramer and Ralph Nelson McKin; a grandson, Nicholas Pitts; and 11 brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Friday at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. James Holt officiating. Burial followed in Lincoln Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Phillip B. Richardson, 69, of Flintville, died Monday (Dec. 10, 2012) at Huntsville Hospital. He was born on Jan. 3, 1943 to the late Woodrow Richardson and Virginia Wiser Waggoner, who survives. Mr. Richardson was a logistic engineer at Teledyne Brown, was retired from the United States Air Force and was a member of Donaldson Grove Baptist Church. Along with his father, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Faye Richardson, and sister, Cathy Scott Medley. Mr. Richardson is survived by his mother, Virginia Wiser Waggoner of Winchester; wife, Rachel Britton Richardson of Flintville; daughter, Phyllis Richardson and Rodney Morrison of Jacksonville, Ala.; step-daughter, Tammy Rutledge and Jason Wright of Flintville; step-son, Darin and Michele Rutledge of Flintville; sister, Linda Jernigan and Bruce Luttrell of Huntland; step-sister, Donna and Jerry King of Lewisburg; step-brother, Mike and Carolyn Richardson of Tullahoma; grandchildren, Andrew Boudousquie, Cathy Boudousquie; step-grandchildren, Adam Rutledge, Ryan and Summer Rutledge, Lindsey Wright, Hannah Wright and Sarah Wright. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Lon Ostrzycki, Bro. Bob Hill, Bro. Bruce Shockley and Larry Simmons officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.