Marvin Eugene Anderson, 64, of Elkmont, Ala. died Thursday (Feb. 16, 2012) at his home. He attended Park View Baptist Church in Ardmore, Ala. He was a native of Gurley, Ala., and the son of the late George A. Anderson and the late Frances A. Justice Anderson. Funeral services were conducted Friday evening at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bros. Jamie Mitchell and Thomas Anderson officiating. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Elsie Hahn Bowden, 84, of Fayetteville, died Saturday (Feb. 18, 2012) at Lincoln Medical Center. A native of Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Elsie Collische Hahn. Mrs. Bowden retired from Chicago Lock Company and was a member of the Park City Church of Christ. Survivors include her daughters, Laura Knight of Fayetteville, Sandra Lee Worrell of Fayetteville, and Bonnie Grimes of Fayetteville; sons, Michael David Bowden of Houston, Texas, and Darrin Gene Bowden of Fayetteville; sister, Betty Hoffer of Florida; 21 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were to be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Paul Clayton officiating. Burial was to follow in Stewart’s Cemetery beside her husband John C. Bowden. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mary E. Conwell Bradford, 93, of Fayetteville died Thursday (Feb. 16, 2012) at Donalson Care Center. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Jones and Sally Sue Crabtree Conwell. Mrs. Bradford was retired from Serbin, active in the Foster Grandparent Program at Unity School and a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Betty Sue Brown, her son, Charles Bradford, and one grandson. Survivors include her daughters, Gail George and husband, Frank of Dellrose and Ellen Barnes and husband, Bobby Gene, of Fayetteville; son, Sloan Bradford and wife, Jean, of Madison, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Thomas Smith officiating. Burial followed in Old Orchard Cemetery beside her late husband, Silas Leonard Bradford. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Louise Claunch, 81, of Ardmore, Ala., died Saturday (Feb. 18, 2012) at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were to be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala. with Bro. William Lewis and Abe Sloan officiating. Burial was follow in Gatlin Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Crystal Tanille Groce, 32, of Fayetteville, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 2012) at her residence. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of Dennis and Lisa Haislip Groce, was employed by Dr. Steve Lynn, DDS, in Tullahoma and was attending the Cryston Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by grandparents Joe and Rachel Jean Groce and Morgan Haislip; cousin, Christopher Mathis; and uncle, James Logan. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her sister, Camille Allar and husband, Richard, of Tullahoma; nephew Casey Allar; and nieces Alina and Olivia Allar; grandmother Gayle Haislip of Fayetteville; aunts Lana Woodard and uncle, Steve Woodard, of Tullahoma, Lorie Sherman of Thompson Station and Janice Logan of Fayetteville; uncle, Wilburn Groce and wife, Helen, of Fayetteville; cousins, Alanna Woodard of Tullahoma, Tim and Jason Groce, Jennifer Crabtree and husband, Danny, and son, Logan, of Fayetteville. Visitation with the family was to be conducted Tuesday evening (Feb. 21) from 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral services to be conducted Wednesday (Feb. 22) at 10 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Lee Allen officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation or (Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease) CMT Foundation, Community Foundation for the Allenghenies, 116 Market Street, Suite 4, Johnstown, PA 15901. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Bertha Hasting Knight Gross, 89, died Sunday (Feb. 19, 2012) at Summerford Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday (Feb. 22) at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Bros. Mike Davis and Bob Vaughn officiating. Interment will be in Gatlin Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
John D. Key, 92, passed away peacefully at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola, Fla., on Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2012). He was born at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., to Col. John David Key and Wilma Hicks Key. A World War II army veteran, he saw active duty in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Awards included nine bronze stars for campaigns in Tunisia, Normandy, Northern France, Egypt and Libya. After the war he attended the University of Alabama and was a draftsman for the Federal Housing Authority. After moving to Memphis, he designed, built and was administrator of Neff-Key Nursing Home. In Pensacola, before retirement, he was the architect’s liaison during the building of the new Washington HS. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Dorothy June Key of Pensacola. He is also survived by his first wife, Mary Neff Key of Knoxville, the mother of his four children; Mary Margaret Carter (Lex) of Knoxville, Alan Reeves Key (Mary) and John Neff Key, both of Olive Branch, Miss., William Neely Key (Joanie) of Navarre, Fla., his stepson Gil Stewart (Jeanne) of Andersonville, his 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. A graveside service with military honors will be held at Carter Hills Cemetery in Coldwater on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Foundation, P.O. Box 440225, Nashville, 37244.
Virgil Curtis Peoples, 86, of Toney, Ala., died Thursday (Feb. 16, 2012) at Ardmore on Main, in Ardmore. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at the Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Dr. Mike Clark and the Rev. Mark Maddox officiating. Burial followed in Gatlin Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mary D. “Pete” Pitts, 90, a native of Prospect, long-time resident of Fayetteville and most recently a resident of Morgan City, La., passed away on Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2012) at Teche Regional Medical Center. Pete was born on March 20, 1921 in Prospect, the daughter of Guy B. and Olivia Phillips Daly. She is survived by her son, Guy Pitts and his wife, Denise, of Morgan City; three grandsons, Wes Pitts and wife, Jane, of Mandeville, La., Jason Pitts of Metairie, La., and Ryan Pitts of Baton Rouge, La.; two granddaughters, Maira-Olivia Pitts and Kate Pitts, both of Baton Rouge; five great-grandchildren, Mary Barbara, Patrick, Guy, Anna and William Pitts; two sisters, Ann Stevenson of Pulaski and Sue Clark of Athens, Ala.; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ephe Pitts; parents, Guy B. and Olivia Phillips Daly; one daughter, Mary Paula Pitts Evans; her son-in-law, Judge Robert Evans; daughter-in-law, Lorella LaRoche-Pitts; three brothers and their wives; two sisters and their husbands; two brothers-in-law; and two sisters-in-law; and their husbands. Pete was a graduate of Martin College, now Martin Methodist College in Pulaski. Pete and her husband Ephe were long-time operators of both a farm and Pittsbend Sand & Gravel in Fayetteville. Mrs. Pitts was a long-standing and active member of the First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. She was a member of the Junior Round Dozen and active in a number of other civic and social organizations. Pete was well known for her outstanding needlework; many of her pieces received recognition, most notably pieces that were selected for exhibition at the 1982 World’s Fair. Visitation and funeral services will be held at Higgins Funeral Home on Friday afternoon, Feb. 24, from 1-3 p.m. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Fayetteville, 200 North Elk Avenue, 37334. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Billy Shaw, 77, of Fayetteville, died Monday (Feb. 13, 2012). Funeral services were conducted Saturday evening at the Hazel Green Funeral Home with the Rev. David Kittrell officiating. Hazel Green Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Teresa Ann Shores, 50, of Elkmont, Ala., died Tuesday (Feb. 14, 2012) at her home. A native of Elkmont, she was the daughter of Junior Clark and Frances Smith Clark. Funeral services were conducted Friday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Brent Hawkins officiating. Burial was in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.