Obituaries for April 10 Edition
Agnes Elizabeth Coulter, 82, of Ardmore, died Monday (April 1, 2013) at her home. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Ronnie Holt officiating. Interment was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Frank Clayborn Freeman, 73, of Winchester, died Tuesday (April 2, 2013) at his residence. He was born in East Flat Rock, N.C. on Nov. 1, 1939 to the late Jerry and Katherine Glover Freeman. He was a heavy equipment operator and was a veteran of the United States Army. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, Jack Freeman and Harry Freeman. He is survived by his wife, Linda Freeman of Winchester; daughters, Lorrie and Rick McLellan of Silver Springs, Fla., Kim Freeman of Winchester; son, Ricky and Loretta Schuette of Flintville; sisters, Peggy Johnson of Hendersonville, N.C., Mollie Benson of Myrtle Beach, Va.; brother, Jerry Freeman of Hazel Green, Ala.; grandchildren, Nicole Ingle, Cheyenne Jones, Ricky Schuette, Jr., Brandon Schuette, Frank Batten, Josh and Erica Freeman, Steven Shepard, Robert Shepard; five great-grandchildren; special friend, William Batten; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Huntland Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Wayne Plunkett officiating. Burial followed in Harmony Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home assisted the family.
Jessie Eugene Hargrove, 86, a resident of Ardmore, died Monday (April 1, 2013) at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Ala. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bros. Alan Hughes and Billy Taylor officiating. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Gordon Landman, Jr., 83, of Madison, Ala., died Sunday (April 7, 2013) at his home. Graveside services will be held Tuesday afternoon at Huntsville Memory Gardens with Bro. Mike Hovis officiating. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., in charge of arrangements.
April Michaelle McDowell, 38, of Harvest, Ala., died Monday (April 1, 2013) at her home. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with burial in Gatlin Cemetery, also in Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Martin Paulsen, 83, of Athens, Ala., a decorated veteran of the Korean War, died Sunday (March 31, 2013) at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Douglas Eubanks officiating. Interment was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James Edward Phillips, 75, of Hazel Green, Ala., died Sunday (March 31, 2013) at Lincoln Care Center. He was born in Madison County, Ala., on Sept. 13, 1937 to the late Ozro and Cora Mae Wimberly Phillips. He was an auto mechanic and owner of Stateline Garage. Mr. Phillips is survived by his wife, Faye Phillips of Hazel Green; daughter, Anita and Roy Beegle of Hazel Green; sons, Gregory and Sandra Phillips and Larry Neal and Krista Phillips, both of Fayetteville; brother, Larry Wayne and Minnie Phillips of Flintville; four grandchildren, Jimmy Phillips, Bradley Trentham, Brandon Spray and Erica Phillips; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, Alesha, McKinley and Ty Daniel; three step-great-grandchildren, Lexie, Maddie and Zachary; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Donald Ramey officiating. Burial followed in Stateline Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Walton Layton Rich, 84, passed away peacefully after extended illnesses on Friday (April 5, 2013). He was born in Lincoln County on Oct. 17, 1929. He was a loving, devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a graduate of Huntland High School and Berry College in Rome, Ga., where he graduated with a BSA. He served in the United States Air Force for 21 years. During this time, he was a member of the elite 8th Air Vet Flight, and he was decorated for his Vietnam service. He served in both state side, as well as European assignments, including Waterford, Ireland, where he met his lifelong partner, Mary Cahill Rich. Following his retirement as a Senior Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force, he worked for the State of Tennessee as an Environmentalist in Lincoln, Franklin and Moore counties. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus where he was a fourth degree Knight and former financial secretary. He was instrumental in establishing a Knights of Columbus group home for the handicapped in Franklin County. He was a member of the American Legion, a volunteer at Good Shepherd School, St Teresa Outreach Ministry and Salvation Army Seasonal Bell Ringer. He was preceded in death by his parents, James Tillman Rich and Mattie Belle Pickett Rich; his siblings, Elinda Rich Colbert and Wilma Jeanette Colbert. He leaves behind a wife of 57 years, Mary S. Rich; two daughters, Mary Geraldine Syler and Phillip of Fort Worth, Texas, Elinda Rich Lovvorn and Tim of Knoxville; five grandchildren, Bridget Syler Justice of Fort Worth, Texas, Declan Syler of Denver, Colo., Blake Lovvorn of Murfreesboro, Kaitlyn (Justin) Lovvorn Bullen and Ryan Lovvorn of Knoxville; along with five great-grandchildren, Liam Heffley, Grace and Jude Justice, all of Fort Worth, Texas, Logan and Megan Bullen of Knoxville. In addition, he had brothers-in-law, Liam Cahill of County Meath, Ireland, and Robert Colbert of Belvidere, and extended family including nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends and family on Thursday, April 11, at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with a Rosary service at 5 p.m., and visitation from 6 until 8 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 12, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Decherd at 10:30 a.m., with interment on Saturday, April 13, in the Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in Walton’s name to the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Avalon Hospice Care or the Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, www.moorecortner.com, Winchester.
Geneva Mae Shumate, 83, of Toney, Ala., died Tuesday (April 2, 2013) at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Dr. Mike Clark officiating. Interment was in Madison Cross Roads Cemetery in Toney. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Timothy “Tim” David Sims, 49, of Flintville, died Monday (April 1, 2013) at his home. He was born May 10, 1963 in Harvey, Ill. Tim was a hard working man that loved life. He enjoyed singing gospel music, hunting, fishing and playing golf. Tim was known for having a big smile on his face and always willing to share a good laugh. Surviving are wife, Donna Pitts Sims; daughters, Emily (Ashley) Schultz of Belvidere and Leslie (Greg) Jones of Huntland; parents, David and Dixie Sims of Huntland; grandmother, Louise Payne of Winchester; brothers, Justin Sims and Martin (Melynda) Sims, both of Huntland; step-daughters, Netascha Pridmore of Fayetteville and Brittaney Beckham of Flintville; grandchildren, Parker, Christopher and Victoria Schultz and Logan, Layla, Clay and Canaan; nieces and nephews, Derrick, Lauren, Madyson, Morgan and Miki Dae; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Funeral services were held Friday morning in the Moore-Cortner Chapel with Bros. Milton Martin and Craig Clemons officiating. Serving as pallbearers were Howard Cox, Steve Sims, Stacy Sims, Jimmy Brannon, David Brannon and Pete Hall. Interment was in Sisk Cemetery, Estillfork, Ala. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in Winchester, www.moorecortner.com, in charge of arrangements.
Clyde Edward Thompson, 83, of Madison, died Sunday (April 7, 2013). He was born in Old Hickory on Aug. 30, 1929 to the late Charles M. and Louise Walker Thompson. He married the late Wanda Hicklen Thompson from Fayetteville in 1972, and they lived in Madison until her death on Nov. 17, 2012. Clyde retired from Ford Glass Plant, Nashville, where his love for country music, playing guitar and performing at small venues earned him the nicknames “Cowboy” and “el Clyde-o” from his co-workers at Ford. Survivors include his three children, Gwen Huskey, Larry Thompson and Nancy Thompson, and grandson, Christopher Huskey. Graveside service will be conducted Tuesday morning at Gatlin Cemetery, Fayetteville. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lola Mae Wilburn, 93, of Madison, Ala., died Tuesday (April 2, 2013) at Valley View Nursing Home in Madison. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Randy Wright officiating. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.