Obituaries for Feb. 20 edition
Terri Lynn Allen, 49, of Ardmore, died Thursday (Feb. 7, 2013) at her home. Memorial services were held Tuesday evening at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Dale Mitchell officiating. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James Page Gracy, Sr., 83, died Monday (Feb. 11, 2013). He is survived by his wife, Catherine Smith Gracy, and their five children, Debbie Smith (Steve), Susan Hewes (Collins), Cathy Kermicle, James Page Gracy, Jr. (Nita), and Anita Jacky (Tom), and a brother, Robert Calvin Gracy (Ann). He leaves 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Saturday at Priest Lake Presbyterian Church with memorial service following. Memorial contributions may be made to Alive Hospice or Priest Lake Presbyterian Church.
Gloria Guin, 80, of Taft, died Friday (Feb. 15, 2013) at her residence. A native of Lockhart, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Evelyn Wise McClellan. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Gail Craft of Taft and Linda Kirby of Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Blanche Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mark McConnell, 50, of Ardmore, died Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2013) at his home. Graveside services were held Thursday afternoon at Blanche Cemetery with Bro. Derrick Moose officiating. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Earl Newgent, 93, of Flintville, died Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 12, 2013) at Lincoln Medical Center. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Newgent was the son of the late Robert Lee and Bertha Mae Towry Newgent. He was a retired maintenance worker with the City of Nashville and a Missionary Baptist minister for 68 years. Survivors include two brothers, Marshall Newgent and wife, Paulette, of Flintville and Granville Lee Newgent and wife, Faye, of Flintville, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with Bros. Tim Britton and Wayne Hollingsworth officiating. Burial was in the Moore Cemetery beside his wife, Mary Louise Newgent. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Erskin Elroy Norwood, 85, of Dellrose, died Friday evening (Feb. 15, 2013) at his residence. A native of Giles County, Mr. Norwood was the son of the late Barton and Myrtle Rutherford Norwood. He worked for Lewisburg Casting Company for many years, was a farmer, served in the Army and was a member of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hughey Norwood; son, David Eric Norwood, both of Dellrose; brothers, Leo Norwood, Foster Norwood; and sister, Mary Edna Garrett, all of Giles County. Mr. Norwood was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. Graveside services were conducted Monday afternoon at Wrights Cemetery with Bro. Dwain Brown officiating. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Edward Douglas Shanklin, 90, of Fayetteville, died Friday (Feb. 15, 2013) at his residence. A native of Chack Bay, La., he was the son of the late Thomas and Oella Reed Shanklin. He was retired from United Food and was a member of the St. Anthony Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, Joyce Glapion Shanklin of Fayetteville, and a sister, Lucy Ranson of Plantinvillle, La. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral Mass for Mr. Shanklin will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Burial will be at Lakelawn Cemetery in Louisiana at a later date. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Selma Louise Smith, 91, of Ardmore, died Monday (Feb. 11, 2013) at Regency Health Care in Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with the Revs. Derrick Moose and William Suddarth officiating. Burial was in Blanche Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Vivian E. Thompson, 79, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday (Feb. 12, 2013) in Bristol. She was born in Bonifay, Fla., on May 11, 1933 to the late James and Stella Reynolds. She was a cashier at Wal-Mart and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Virginia Reynolds; brother, Edward Reynolds; and grandson, Joseph Endress. Mrs. Thompson is survived by her daughters, Pat Jones of Bartow, Fla., Sandy Endress of Ashland, Ala., Pamela Thompson of Fayetteville; step-daughter, Penny Sue Reagan of Maryville; sons, Gary Stanfill of Fayetteville, Jimmy and Barbara Stanfill of Bristol, Va., Hoyt and Rayna Thompson, Jr., of Elgin; sister, Dorothy Jean and Wallace Bowman of Sevierville; brother, Al and Johnnie Reynolds of Montgomery, Ala.; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Saturday evening in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Randy Nichols officiating. Burial was Sunday afternoon in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Janeil Wallace, 79, of Dellrose, died Tuesday night (Feb. 12, 2013) at her residence. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Raymond and Fannie Loraine Rowe Fite. Mrs. Wallace was a former employee of Serbin Fashions and a member of the Dellrose Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons, Mark Wallace of Dellrose and Robert Wade Wallace, Jr., and wife, Cindy, of Pulaski; grandchildren, David Wallace of Pulaski; Matthew Wallace and wife, Lauren Wise, of Nashville; and one sister, Reba Jean Moore Cook of Sarasota, Fla. Mrs. Wallace was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Foster of Fayetteville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Mike Hovis officiating. Burial followed in Blanche Cemetery beside her husband, Robert Wade Wallace, who passed away in 2011. Memorials may be made to the Dellrose Church of Christ, St. Jude Hospital’s Heart Foundation or the Diabetes Association. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Calvin Whitaker, 88, of Fayetteville, died Friday (Feb. 15, 2013) at Huntsville Hospital. He was born in Lawrence County on April 25, 1924 to the late James Hazel and Allie Leona Price Whitaker. He worked as a carpenter and farmer and was a member of Lincoln Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his first wife, Nola Green Whitaker; brother, R.L. Whitaker; and stepson, Gary Gordon Reavis. Mr. Whitaker is survived by his wife, Sybil M. Whitaker of Fayetteville; daughter, Carol Stewart of Hazel Green, Ala.; son, Michael Whitaker of Fayetteville; step-son, Terry Glyn Reavis of Fayetteville; sisters, Louise Mashburn of Lawrenceburg, Nettie Campbell of Huntsville, Ala., Sarah Holder of Fayetteville, Lola Gray of Morristown and Linda Mitchell of Fayetteville; brothers, Chester “Buddy” Whitaker of Nashville, Jackie Whitaker of Fayetteville; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in Lincoln Cemetery with Bro. Don Russell officiating. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Violet Levy Woodward, 86, of Fayetteville, died Saturday morning (Feb. 16, 2013) at her residence. Mrs. Woodward was a native of Natchez, Miss., the daughter of the late Maurice O. and Ruth Ayers Levy. She was a volunteer coordinator and of the Episcopal faith. Survivors include a daughter, Sharon (Jerry) Eubanks of Fayetteville; sons, George (Sue) Woodward of Dalton, Ga., John (Leisa) Woodward of Hinsdale, Ill.; special grandson, Adam (Holly) Eubanks of Fayetteville; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Woodward, Sr.; son, Charles Woodward; and daughter, Gayle Flettrich. No services are planned at this time. Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family.