Obituaries for Oct. 30 edition
Steven Lewis Adams, II, 40, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2013) at his residence. Mr. Adams was born Oct. 15, 1973 in Sandusky, Ohio, to Steve Adams and Valerie Peek Adams. Mr. Adams was a graduate of Lincoln County High School. He loved to garden and graduated with Vol State award in 4-H for gardening. He was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and NASCAR Racing, loved history and visiting Civil War sites. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, James and Evelyn P. Adams and Horace Peek, and an uncle, Scott Adams. He is survived by his parents, Steve and Valerie Adams of Fayetteville; one brother, Kristopher Adams and wife, Amanda, and their children, Alex, Nate and Eli of Broken Arrow, Okla.; sister, Tricia Adams of Menasha, Wis.; grandmother, Beatrice Peek of Toney, Ala. Funeral services were Friday at Taft Church of Christ in Taft with Joe Brown and Ben Renegar officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Sign the online guest book at limestonechapel.com. Limestone Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Laura Ellen Duke, 92, of Fayetteville died Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2013) in Lincoln Care Center. She was a native of Dover and the daughter of the late William Burley and Mattie Jane Greenhill Fitzgerald. Mrs. Duke was retired from the Lincoln County Health Department where she worked for 35 years and was a member of the West End Baptist Church. Miss Laura was active in her church, a lifelong student of the Bible and went on many mission trips. Age was never a barrier to her learning new things. She studied Spanish, painting, even car repairs and learned to dance at 80, a lifelong dream of hers. Travel was also a great love of hers, and she visited several foreign countries and many U.S. cities. Miss Laura’s life was one of a dedicated servant and full of love and compassion for others. These qualities touched the lives of people not only in Lincoln County, but everywhere she went. She leaves with her family wonderful memories of her delightful sense of humor, her unconditional love and her deep and unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. She is survived by her daughter, Delores (Randy) Rowell of Ashville, Ala., and granddaughter, Amy Rowell, of Huntersville, N.C. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Duke was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis Monroe Duke; brother, W.B. Fitzgerald; and sister, Dorothy Fout. Graveside services were conducted Friday morning at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Johnson officiating. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Lincoln Care Center, Dr. David McCauley and special friends, Amy Burton and Amanda McAnally, for the care given to Mrs. Duke. In keeping with Miss Laura’s wishes, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Humane Society of Lincoln County, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Animal Shelter, Best Friends Animal Society or the West End Baptist Church. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Marguerite Lee Burke Eddins, 69, of the Howell Community, died Monday (Oct. 21, 2013) at St. Thomas Hospital. She was born in Jewell Ridge, Va., on Aug. 8, 1944 to the late Rev. William Cullen Bryan and Ida Bell Steele Burke. She was a teaching assistant and a member of New Haysland Missionary Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Maxine T. Burke Hallman. Ms. Eddins is survived by a daughter, Margarite Ann Craig-Simpson (Ronnie) of Houston, Texas; son, Juan Damon Craig of Lewisburg; brothers, James Willard Burke (Lucille) of Richlands, Va., and William Cullen Bryan Burke, Jr. (Shirley) of Goochland, Va.; grandchild, Ronie Craig Simpson of Houston, Texas; eight nieces; one nephew; special friends, James Edward Simpson, Janet Barton and Fannie Ellen Cecil; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Saturday in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest Wayne Jones officiating. Burial followed in Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Charetta Marian Henderson, 85, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday (Oct. 22, 2013) at Lincoln Medical Center. She was born in Nashville and was a seamstress for Serbin Manufacturing. Funeral services were held Friday in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James Holt, 79, of Ardmore, died Tuesday (Oct. 22, 2013) at his home. Graveside services were held Thursday (Oct. 24, 2013) at New Grove Cemetery with Bro. Derrick Moose officiating. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Inez Roland Marshall, 86, of Shelbyville, died Friday (Oct. 18, 2013) at Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg. She is a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Manual Roland and Lena Mae Simmons Roland. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Shelbyville and a homemaker. She is survived by her children, Jan Law and her husband, Danny, Pruitt Marshall and his wife, Brenda, and Jerry Marshall, all of Shelbyville. She is also survived by two sisters, Wilma Pigg of Fayetteville and Jo Maurer of Shelbyville. Ms. Marshall is survived by two grandchildren, Miranda Law Byford and her husband, Chris, and Trace Marshall III. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Marvin P. Marshall, Sr., and three brothers, Jake, Odis and J.W. Roland. Funeral services were held on Tuesday am from the chapel of Gowen-Smith Chapel with Bros. Tom Henry and Jimmy Gray officiating. Burial followed in Willow Mount Cemetery. Gowen-Smith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Frances O’Neal, 87, of Fayetteville, died Saturday evening (Oct. 26, 2013) in Donalson Care Center. Mrs. O’Neal was a native of Giles County, the daughter of the late Clyde J. and Josephine Pinkston Liggett, Sr. She and her husband owned and operated J & R Shop Easy grocery store. Mrs. O’Neal was a very successful Avon representative for many years and was a member of the South Fayetteville Church of Christ. Mrs. O’Neal greatly loved her grandchildren. Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Terry and husband, Joe, Jan Lane and husband, Danny, all of Fayetteville; son, John Robert O’Neal, Jr., and wife, Andrea, of Dallas, Ga.; sister-in-law, Patsy Liggett of Lewisburg; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Brian Daniel Lane, and brothers, Bobby Liggett and Jack Liggett. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Jeff May officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens beside her husband, John Robert O’Neal, Sr. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Carol Lee Patterson, 69, of Belvidere, a former employee of Amana, died Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2013) at Harton Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Brent Fuller officiating. Burial followed in Gatlin Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jean Shockley Simmons, 62, of Elora, died Tuesday (Oct. 22, 2013) at Huntsville Hospital. She was a homemaker and a member of Elora First Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her parents, Lawrence and Louise Shockley, and a sister, Fay Richardson. She is survived by her devoted husband of 43 years, Larry Simmons (married June 27, 1970); son, Scott (Tammy) Simmons of Flintville; granddaughter, Hannah Simmons of Flintville; brother, Don (Frances) Shockley of Huntland; sisters, Nettie (Jimmy) Disheroon of Huntland and Becky Brooks of Elora. Funeral services were Thursday at Moore-Cortner Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Shockley officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Elora First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 138, Elora, TN. 37328 or Clearview Cancer Institute in Huntsville, Ala. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, www.moorecortner.com, in charge of arrangements.
Mary Louise Wilson, 87, of Harvest, Ala., died Sunday (Oct. 20, 2013) at Valley View Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Madison, Ala. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Mike McFarlen officiating. Burial was in Ford’s Chapel Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.