Obituaries for July 31 edition
Kenneth E. Bailey, 36, of Lynchburg died suddenly on Saturday (July 27, 2013) at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. He was a CDL driver employed by Brown-Forman. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 31, beginning at 12 noon with memorial services to follow at 1 p.m. at the Lynchburg Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Hale officiating. For online guest registry, please visit www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jack Beavers, Sr., 75, of Fayetteville died Wednesday (July 24, 2013) at his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Pastor Phillip Buchanan officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James Bryant, 76, of the Coldwater Community, died Thursday (July 25, 2013) at Fayetteville Care and Rehab. He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late Albert Eugene and Annie Bee Whitman Bryant and was a farmer. Survivors include three daughters, Debbie (Charlie) Brown, Patricia (Dwayne) Hardiman, both of the Coldwater Community, Barbara (Mike) Turner of Hazel Green; one sister, Edna Manning of Huntsville; lovingly known as “By Daddy” by his six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; special friend, Billy O’Neal; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Gray Bryant, and two brothers, Bobby and Gene Bryant. Graveside services were conducted Saturday afternoon at the New Grove Church Cemetery with Bro. Roger Cothren officiating. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Vivian A. Davis, 75, of Toney, Ala., died Thursday (July 25, 2013) at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Boggs officiating. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Randal Lee Howell, 70, of Fayetteville, died Saturday (July 27, 2013) in Huntsville Hospital. He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late Thomas Marion and Ruby Flynt Howell. Mr. Howell was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, retired from NASA in Huntsville and was a member of The Father’s House of Faith. Survivors include his wife, Martha Swinford Howell of Fayetteville; son, Thomas Lee (Teresa) Howell of Fayetteville; daughter, Glenda (Richard) Wright of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Randal (Ashley) Howell, Kristi (David) Sliger and Lauren Wright; great-grandchildren, Abigail Howell and Coleman Brown; brothers, Barry Lynn Howell and Kirk Howell; sister, Sue Howell; step-children, Sonya Walden and Tonya May; step-grandchildren, Winter and Summer Walden, Andrew and Charles Brown and Alyssa May; and five step-great-grandchildren. Mr. Howell was preceded in death by two sisters, Joan Howell and Barbara Jean Ferguson, and brother, Lannie Ray Howell. Visitation with the family is set for Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bros. Steve Powell and Burt Baker officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mary Jane Puckett, 69, of Toney, Ala., died Saturday (July 27, 2013) at her home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Leonard Woodby officiating. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
William Clay Rodes, originally from Petersburg, died Wednesday (July 24, 2013) at home surrounded by his family in Gainesville, Ga. He is preceded in death by his parents, James E. and Eva Dysart Rodes. He is survived by his wife, Millie J. Elliott; stepsons, William E. Bell of Ridgeway, Colo., Joseph M. Bell and wife, Carla J. Carriveau, of Alexandria, Va.; stepdaughter, Mary E. Bell and her son, Liam L. Elliott-Laak of Seattle, Wash.; brothers, William D. Rodes and wife, Lolaine, James E. Rodes, Jr., and wife, Lois; stepbrothers, Phillip W. Rodes and wife, Sandra, Thomas A. Rodes and wife, Delores; stepsister, Paula Massey and husband, Mark; nieces, nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews. Bill is Navy veteran of the Korean War, having served six tours of duty. After military service, he worked as one of the first computer operators hired by the State of Georgia and was instrumental in implementing computer information systems throughout various departments within the state. His accomplishments included creating registration and medical research information systems for Emory University. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. at Little and Davenport Funeral Home in Gainesville, Ga., with the Rev. Byron Gibson officiating. Interment will be held at a later date with family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Kidney Foundation, 2951 Flowers Road South, Suite 211, Atlanta, GA 30041-5533 or Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Fund, 2150 Limestone Parkway, Suite 115, Gainesville, GA 30501-2567. Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at littledavenport.com. Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, SW, Gainesville, Ga. 30501 is in charge of arrangements.
Chester Nelson Riddle, 88, of Taft, died Monday (July 22, 2013) at his residence. Born Wednesday, Aug. 13, 1924, in Huntsville, Ala., he was the son of the late Oliver Chester Riddle and the late Katie Jane Martin Riddle. His wife, Della Mae Riddle, and grandson, Stan Malone, preceded him in death. Surviving are daughter, Charlotte Malone of Taft; sons, James Riddle of Taft, Ralph Riddle, Johnny Riddle, Charles Riddle, all of Ardmore, Buck Riddle of New Market, Ala., Joe Riddle, of Elkmont, Ala.; sister, Minnie Bee Hale of Taft. He lived all of his life in this area. He enjoyed gardening and visiting with friends and family. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Marable officiating. Burial was in Charity Cemetery, Hazel Green, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lenore Deeann “Dee Dee” Scott, 48, of Elkmont, Ala., died Friday (July 26, 2013) at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Harry “Rusty” Lincoln officiating. Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Helen Simms, 87, of Fayetteville, died Saturday morning (July 27, 2013) at Lincoln Medical Center. Mrs. Simms was a native of Lincoln County, the daughter of the late Kelcey Harvie and Annie Mae Kilpatrick Hollis. She was a seamstress for the Blue Ridge Shirt plant and a member of the Prospect Baptist Church. Survivors include her daughter, Ann Marie (Charles) Simms McGehee of Flintville; son, Thomas F. (Carole) Simms of Parks City; daughter-in-law, Jerena Simms of Parks City; grandson, Craig (Renee) McGehee; granddaughters, Stephanie M. (Barry) Watts, Michelle Simms, Mary Simms; great-grandchildren, Karli McGehee, Abbi Watts; step-great-grandchildren, Blake Vavak, Brea Vavak; brother, Thomas Earl Hollis of Fayetteville; sister, Carrie Honea of Fayetteville. Along with her husband and parents, Mrs. Simms was preceded in death by son, Mike Simms, and brothers, James Harvey Hollis and Ronald Lee Hollis. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in the chapel of Higgins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lincoln Cemetery beside her late husband, James Virgil Simms. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Nelson Ross “Ozzie” Smith, 50, of Lewisburg, died Tuesday (July 23, 2013) at Genesis Nursing Facility in Fayetteville. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Dale Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Timothy Dwayne Watkins, 57, of Smyrna, died Saturday (July 20, 2013) at his home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Barry Landman officiating. Burial was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dorotha Evelyn Frady Webb, 96, a longtime resident of Fayetteville, died Sunday (July 21, 2013) at her daughter’s residence in Anniston, Ala. Mrs. Webb was a native of Piedmont, Ala., and the daughter of the late Benjaman and Jessie Haslam Frady and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Ann (Jim) Hall of Anniston, Donald (Verna) Webb of Cohutta, Ga., and Kay (Ron) Todd of Murfreesboro; grandchildren, Suzan Alsobrook, Penny Griffin, Scott Webb and Devan Todd; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and her husband, Mrs. Webb was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Reedy, and two brothers, Olyan Frady and Benjaman Frady, Jr. Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with the Revs. Van Johnson and John Simmons of Jacksonville, Fla., officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Gardens beside her husband, Herbert Morton Webb. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.