Obituaries for Oct. 23 edition
Virgil Bevels, 77, of Fayetteville, died Monday evening (Oct. 14, 2013) in Huntsville Hospital. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Bevels was the son of the late Parvin Bevels and Mabel Gault Bevels. He was a self-employed plumber, electrician and appliance repairman. Survivors include his wife, Peggy Groce Bevels of Fayetteville; sons, Kim Bevels, Dean (Rhonda) Bevels and Mike (Nancy) Bevels, all of Fayetteville; one daughter, Sandy (Jimmy) DeVaney of Madison, Ala.; two step-children, Rhonda Norris Bevels of Fayetteville and Mark (Lisa) McDaniel of Murfreesboro; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Courtney Norris Englett, Justin “Bert” Norris, Rusty Downs, Hannah B. (Kenzie) Mitchell, Hillary M. Bevels, Brooke DeVaney, Alexia DeVaney, Patti Forsythe, Zach Bevels, Stockton McDaniel and Meredith McDaniel. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Gary Wright and Bro. Greg Wiser officiating. Burial followed in Wright’s Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lyndell Bevers, 55, of Belfast, died Monday (Oct. 14, 2013) at his residence. He was born in Lincoln County on Dec. 8, 1957 to the late Richard Colemon and Ethel Pauline Mullins Bevers. He was a farmer. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Estelle Bevers, and brothers, Manchue Bevers and Coddie Bevers. Mr. Bevers is survived by his wife, Mary Rogers; daughter, Vicki Lynn Cook; step-sons, Kenneth Wayne Holden, Jr., George Carl Holden; sisters, Jane Golden, Loretta Trulson, Judy Bankston, Ann Swinford, Cindy Jarrett, Molley Boyd; brothers, Glenn Bevers, Don and Reba Bevers, Paul and Faye Bevers, Scotty and Sandy Bevers, Crandell and Kathy Bevers, Lyndon Bevers, Eason and Karen Bevers; ten grandchildren; and twenty-five nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held on Friday morning at the McBurg First Baptist Church. Burial was in Wright’s Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library or to the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Lane Campbell, 70, of New Market, Ala., died Thursday (Oct. 17, 2013) at his residence. He was born in Lincoln County on Jan. 28, 1943 to the late Alfred and Artie Bell Williams Campbell. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, was retired from the Dunlop Corporation and was of the Primitive Baptist faith. Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Nancy O. Campbell; daughter, Tara and Jeff Edwards; sons, Tadd and Linda Campbell, Chad and Pat Campbell, all of New Market; brothers, Lawson Campbell of Atlanta, Ga., Carold Campbell of Athens, Ala., Kenneth Campbell of Huntland; grandchildren, Garrett Campbell and Ytonna, Kendall Campbell, Meredith Campbell, Steven and Cassie Woods, Tanya and Tim Bates; great-grandchildren, Lucas Cole Campbell, Makayla Woods, Carli Woods and Kursten Miller. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Elder James Howard officiating. Burial followed in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Aliene Colbert, 78, of Kelso, died Tuesday morning (Oct. 15, 2013) in Lincoln Care Center. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Newman and Martha Alise Tucker Sanders, a homemaker and member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include sons, Joe David Colbert Fayetteville, Jerry Dean Colbert of Pulaski and James Donald Colbert of Culleoka; her husband, Ed Martin of Kelso; step-daughters, Pam Reed of Flintville, Donna and Ronald Bailey of Fayetteville, Cheryl and Butch Wicks of Flintville and Amy Williams of Kelso; brothers, Joe Sanders of Ohio, Albert Sanders, Jr., of Fayetteville and Bobby Sanders of Antioch. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Graham officiating. Burial followed in Campbell Cemetery beside her first husband, John D. Colbert. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Clarence “Monk” Hill, 52, of Estill Springs, died Friday (Oct. 11, 2013) at Huntsville Hospital. A native of Coffee County, he was a 1978 graduate of Tullahoma High School. He was also a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church in Winchester. Having spent all his working life in the beverage industry, he worked the last five years as an area manager for the Coca Cola Bottling Group in Tullahoma. Prior to that, he worked for Pepsi and Sundrop. Having no children of his own, he considered Noah, Kali, Kia, Trace and Dawson as his own children. He enjoyed fishing and loved to watch kids’ sports, seldom missing a game. He will be remembered as having never met a stranger, who was a generous and giving “one of a kind” man who would give the shirt off his back. He is preceded in death by his mother, Hattie Riddle Hill, and his father, Edward “Buster” Hill; sister, Shannon Hill. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Vicki McCullough Hill of Estill Springs; sister, Janet “Sis” (Eric) Campbell of Estill Springs; brothers, E.C. “Jabber” Hill of Normandy, George “Pud” (Glenda) Hill, also of Normandy, J.B. “Beetle” (Judy) Hill of Tullahoma, Tommy (Nancy) Hill of Estill Springs and William “Worm” (Carolyn) Hill, also of Estill Springs; numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was conducted from the chapel of Watson-North Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Ray Gardner officiating. Interment followed in Franklin Memorial Gardens. On-line condolences may be sent to www.watsonnorth.com. Watson-North Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Russell Andrew Mogridge, 40, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday (Oct. 16, 2013) in Vanderbilt Medical Center. A native of Memphis, he was son of Barbara (Paul) Gregory of Fayetteville and Bill (Robin) Mogridge of Ft. Worth, Texas, who survive. He was an employee of Goodman. Survivors, in addition to his parents, include a son, Hunter Andrew Mogridge of Fayetteville; wife, Melissa Ann Tolliver of Fayetteville; brothers, Kevin (Tami) Campbell of Minnesota, Richard (Barbara) Mogridge of Texas; sister, Andrea Lew of San Antonio, Texas; two step-sisters, Amanda (Terry) Sturgill of Duncan, S.C., and Carmen (Michael) Fortner of Inman, S.C.; step-brother, Jerry Gregory of Wellford, S.C.; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Matt Rapasky officiating. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James Aubrey Russell, 73, of Moore County, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2013) at his residence. A native of Lincoln County, he was an auctioneer, sold real estate and was retired from Calsonic in Shelbyville. His parents, William and Viola Russell, and a brother, William Felix Russell, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of almost 52 years, Irene Russell of Lynchburg; sons, Steven Russell of Lynchburg, and Stan Russell and his wife, Gina, of Lewisburg; sister, Jane Warren and her husband, Paul, of Flintville; two granddaughters, Breanna Hocket (Russell) and Mikki Russell; two grandsons, Trent Russell and Zach Russell; and three great-grandchildren, Landon Johnson, Justin William and Carley George. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Lynchburg Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Wood and the Rev. Robert Beal officiating. Burial followed at the Lynchburg Cemetery. For online guest registry, please visit www.lynchburgfuneralhome.com. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jimmie “Jim” Wayne Swinford of Columbia, S.C., died peacefully at home on Thursday (Oct. 17, 2013) at the age of 69, surrounded by his family. Born on Sept. 26, 1944, in Hazel Green, Ala., he was the son of the late Eldridge Rextal Swinford and Irene Beatrice Kimbrough Swinford. Jimmie graduated Blanche High School, May 17, 1962. He enlisted in the Air Force June 5, 1964 as an administrative specialist and served in Vietnam. In 1973, he became a criminal investigator for the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). He retired as chief master sergeant on September 30, 1991. He was an instructor at the Polygraph School from Oct. 1, 1991 until he retired on Dec. 31, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ralph Swinford. Jimmie is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rose; son, Steven Swinford (Angie) of Warner Robins, Ga.; daughter, Pamela Lawson (Mark) of Lexington, S.C.; grandchildren, Rebekah and Derrick Swinford; sister, Irene Hunter (Raybon) of Fayetteville; brother, Jackie (Carolyn) of Fayetteville. Funeral services were held Monday in the chapel of Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home, Columbia, S.C., with burial following at Fort Jackson National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C. 29210.
Phyllis June Wilbeck, 82, of Toney, Ala., died Thursday (Oct. 17, 2013) at her home. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.