Obituaries for July 3 edition
Gladys Margaret Adcock, 89, of Ardmore, died Friday (June 28, 2013) at Genesis Health Care in Ardmore. Funeral services were held Monday morning at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Douglas Eubanks officiating. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Billy Ray Boles, 73, a resident of Elora and a retiree of the Madison County Board of Education where he worked as a custodian at New Market School, died Saturday (June 29, 2013) at his residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Rev. Matt Reed officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
William Thomas Clark, 85, of Ardmore, Ala., died Monday (June 24, 2013) at his home. There are no public services planned at this time. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
CSM James B. “Jim” Craft (Retired), 77, of Fayetteville, died Thursday (June 27, 2013) in the Life Care Center in Tullahoma. He was a native of Ozark, Ala., and the son of the late George J. and Vergie Walls Craft. Mr. Craft was retired from the U.S. Army and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Frankie Burton Craft of Fayetteville; granddaughter, Tina (Eric) Atchley of Huntsville, Ala.; great-grandson, Jared Haymaker of Huntsville; three sisters, Julia Hatcher of Crawfordville, Fla., Sue (Dennis) Johnson of Athens, Ala., and Linda Gayle (Ralph) McGee of Athens, Ala.; two brothers, Jack (Linda Faye) Craft of Little Rock, Ark., and Jerry Craft of Muscle Shoals, Ala. He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. and Vergie Walls Craft; his first wife, Pastine Craft; son, James R. Craft; daughter-in-law, Isabella Craft; and brother, Jerome Craft. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor A.J. Alderman officiating. Burial took place Sunday in Elba, Ala. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Elder W.T. Holman, 82, of Fayetteville, passed away Tuesday (June 25, 2013) at Lincoln Medical Center. He was born in Lincoln County on Aug. 22, 1930 to the late Elliott and Estella Sebastian Holman. He was the owner of Holman Upholstery Shop and attended The Refuge. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by sisters, Alberta Whitaker, Emma Bell Shelton, Stella Leona Bean, Mattie Lou Bailey, Cleo Smith, Truly Mai Foxx, Margaret Ann Whitaker, and brothers, Will Whitaker, Clinton Holman, Elliot Holman, Jr., R.P. Holman and Cleophus Holman. Mr. Holman is survived by his wife, Violeta Holman of Fayetteville; daughter, Sandra and Richard Britton of Shelbyville; son, Jerry and Sarah Holman of Shelbyville; sister, Ruby Lee Patterson; grandchildren, Kawana Britton, Kayla Britton, Richie Britton; great-granddaughter, Sierra Britton; mother-in-law, Exuperancia Gegavine; sister-in-law, Nenette Gegavine; brothers-in-law, Houdini Gegavine, Precioso Gegavine, Giovanni Gegavine; special friends, Charlie Cannon, John Tate; special niece, Wanda Porter; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Saturday in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Rev. Vanessa Holman officiating. Burial was in Mulberry Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dudley Gray, 95, of Ardmore, died Monday morning (July 1, 2013) in Donalson Care Center. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Gray was the son of the late Henry and Lilly Mae Camp Gray. He was a veteran of WWII and the Koran Conflict. Mr. Gray was a retired employee of the City of West Memphis, Arkansas. Survivors include four sons, Dudley A. Gray, Jr., of the Coldwater Community, Robert Gray of Alaska, Douglas and Howard Gray, both of Arkansas; daughter, Linda May Gray of Arkansas; three sisters, Bertha Sisk of Winchester, Alma Toney of North Carolina, Aileen Sivley of New Market, Ala.; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be conducted Wednesday at 1 pm at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Milton Martin officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home prior to services. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of services.
Jerry Winfred Honea, 74, of Flintville, died Wednesday (June 26, 2013) at Huntsville Hospital. Mr. Honea was born in Madison County, Ala., on March 25, 1939 to the late Ernest and Raybon Fanning Honea. He has been a resident of Lincoln County for the past 45 years. He was a veteran of the United States Army, was retired from the Frito-Lay Company and was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Flintville, where he served as song director for 14 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Lawrence, E.W., James and Wayne Honea, and sisters, Louise Moon and Agnes Gothard. Mr. Honea is survived by his loving wife, Dean Bradford Honea of Flintville and their children, Steve Honea (Cami) of Fayetteville, Gina Russell (Stanley) of Lewisburg and Janet Posey (Jeff) of Hazel Green; one brother, Glen Honea of Madison; three sisters, Evelyn Holder (Don) and Eva Pendergrass, all of Clarksville, Linda Mabry (John) of Huntsville, Ala.; three sisters-in-law, Carrie Honea, Melba Honea and Marbrey Honea; seven grandchildren, Bethany Baker, Joshua Honea, Madison Honea, Breanna Hockett, Trent Russell, Jamie Decker and Jessica Posey; and one great-granddaughter, Brynlee Baker. Funeral services were held Saturday morning in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Basham and Bro. Ian Bloxham officiating. Burial followed in Flintville Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Michael Lee Prance, 68, of Kelso, died Friday (June 28, 2013) in Fayetteville. Michael was a native of Odenville, Ala., and a resident of Kelso for the past 24 years. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he was a retired master electrician with E.G. & G. on Redstone Arsenal and was a member of the IBEW. He was preceded in death by one son, James Prance, and his first wife, Pat Prance. Survivors include his wife, Debra Renee Prance; one daughter, Amy Gipson and husband, Rusty, of New Hope, Ala.; one son, SRA Steven Walker of Little Rock, Ark.; five grandchildren, Chase Gipson, Kayley Osborne and husband, T.J., all of New Hope, Lindsey Prance and Lee Prance, both of Fayetteville, Erica Clark of Dallas, Texas, and their mother, Kim Prance of Fayetteville. Funeral services were held Sunday evening at Berryhill Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gill Williams officiating. Berryhill Funeral Home Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Nellie F. Prante, 75, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday (June 26, 2013) in Lincoln Medical Center. She was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Thompson Frame. Mrs. Prante was a former employee of Scovill and Lee Manufacturing and a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Otto Prante of Fayetteville; children, Donna (Tommy) Blackwell, Darlene Brown and Robyn (Nancy) Prante; grandchildren, Shane Howell, Christi (Randall) Justice, Jamie Pinkston, Hannah Prante and Caleb Prante; great-grandchildren, Emily Justice, Lane Pinkston and Zachary Pinkston. Mrs. Prante was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Mary Frame; brothers, J.T., Ray, Paul and Tommy Frame; sisters, Mildred Blaylock and Marie Ippilotto; and granddaughter, Kelly Howell. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Cleo Moon officiating. Burial followed in Macedonia Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Luther Shockley, 92, of Fayetteville, died Monday morning (July 1, 2013) at his residence. A native of Franklin County, he was the son of the late David L. and Rachel Butler Shockley. Mr. Shockley was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a retired auto mechanic and a member of the Egam Community Church. Survivors include four sons, Brian, Dave, Ronnie and Sam Shockley, all of Fayetteville; one daughter, Sandy Lewis of Texas; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Shields officiating. Burial will follow in Maxwell Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Roberta Travis, 84, of Flintville, died Saturday (June 29, 2013) at Genesis Health Care in Winchester. Mrs. Travis was born in Lincoln County on June 10, 1929 to the late Woody Aaron and Myrtle Robinson Cowan. She was retired from Amana Refrigeration and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Flintville. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alvie Woodrow Travis, and son, Donnie Michael Travis. Mrs. Travis is survived by daughters, Teresa and Bill Morris of Antioch, Denise and Steve Counts of Winchester; son, Lance Travis of Arab, Ala.; sisters, Birdie Lee Sharp of the Boonshill community, Devern Ward of Shelbyville, Dean and Jimmy Carpenter of Bridgeport, Texas; eight grandchildren, Brian, Timmy, Tina, Trina, Michelle, Leah, Kevin, Erin; and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Flintville Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Alan Whitlow, 60, of Toney, Ala., died Wednesday (June 26, 2013) at his home. There are no public services planned at this time. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.