Obituaries for Jan. 8 edition
Linda Sue Appleton, 66, of Prospect, died Wednesday (Jan. 1, 2014) at her home. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Doug Colwell officiating. Burial followed in Pettusville Cemetery, Elkmont, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Francess Elizabeth Barron, 85, of Ardmore died Wednesday (Jan. 1, 2014) at her home. Mrs. Barron was a retired school teacher, teaching 57 years in Lincoln County. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Dwight Wooten officiating. Burial was in Hasting Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Bennett, 74, of Flintville, died Friday morning (Jan. 3, 2013) in Donalson Care Center. A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Bennett was the daughter of the late William Curtis and Dora Eunice Spray Bates. She was a wife and loving mother and a member of the Corders Crossroads Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, Billy Bennett of Flintville; two daughters, Teresa Massey and husband, Joel, of Taft, and Felica Spray and husband, Derrick, of Fayetteville; two sons, Kevin Bennett of Flintville and Michael Harper and wife, Esther, of Birmingham; two sisters, Conda Ruth Evans and Shirley Curlee, both of Fayetteville; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Gum Springs Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Dannie H. Bradford, 59, of Festus, Mo., died Monday (Dec. 30, 2013) at Mercy Hospital Jefferson, Crystal City, Mo. He was born in Howell, the son of Rabie Bradford and Margie (Tallman) Bradford. He was a supervisor equipment operator for Central Contracting Company. Mr. Bradford enjoyed riding motorcycles and dune buggies and having fun with friends. Survivors include his mother, Margie (Tallman) Bradford of Tennessee; spouse, Sue (Shewmake) Furlow of Festus, Mo.; son, Michael Bradford of Michigan; daughters, Tiffany Bivens of Festus, Mo., Regetta Bradford of Michigan; brothers, Mickey (Betty) Bradford, Wayne (Phoebe) Bradford and Rick Bradford, all of Tennessee. His father, Rabie Bradford, preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held at Mahn Twin City Chapel on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m., with Deacon Jerry Stoverink officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Mahn Funeral Home, Festus, Mo., in charge of arrangements.
Frances Swift Gladish of Fayetteville passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday (Dec. 29, 2013). She was born in Bumpus Mills to William Thomas and Vida Knott Swift. As a young girl at the age of four, Frances lost her own mother. She was the oldest of four children and was raised with one brother in Bumpus Mills. Her twin brothers were split between families at birth, one raised in Michigan, the second in Bumpus Mills. Growing up on a farm, she knew what hard work was and always did her best. During her teens and as she became a young lady, Frances’ interests began to develop in the field of business. She attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville with a concentration in business. After college, she held several jobs as bookkeeper for large companies and banks. Frances met her husband, Darrell, in Columbia at Mrs. Henley’s Boarding House. They were married on Sept. 29, 1951 in Nashville. After marriage, they resided in Murfreesboro for several years and were blessed with their son, Steve, and two years later, their oldest daughter, Sharon. Seattle, Wash., became their home for seven years where friends welcomed them. They were blessed again with two more daughters, Sandy, followed by Vickie. She loved the beauty of Seattle but always felt a longing for the South. In 1964, Frances, Darrell and family made their home in Fayetteville. Frances became a Welcome Wagon hostess and her Southern grace, smile and personality welcomed many a newcomer to Fayetteville. She loved meeting new people and always had a desire to help someone in need. Also during her years in Fayetteville, many knew her as the “Country Cobbler Shoes Lady.” The shoe store was a fun, fulfilling job and gave her great pleasure. Frances was a member of First Baptist Church of Fayetteville and a member of the Faith Sunday School Class. She loved her church, Sunday school class, pastors and the entire church. Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Darrell Gladish, and her brother, Wilson (Ann) Swift. She is survived by brothers, Bruce (Margie) Swift of Nashville and William (Margaret) Swift of Bumpus Mills; son, Steve Gladish of Fayetteville; daughters, Sharon (Sky) Redpath of Dellrose, Sandy (Greg) Davis of Brentwood and Vickie Larscheid of Naples, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She lived a wonderful life and will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known her. Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. Van Johnson officiating. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Boyce Key, 81, of Fayetteville, died Sunday (Jan. 5, 2014) at Donalson Care Center. He was born on Aug. 31, 1932 in Lincoln County to the late Oscar Malcolm and Nellie Dora Jones Key. Mr. Key worked as a die setter for Inter City Products, was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion and the Fayetteville First Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Doris Reyer Key of Fayetteville; brother, Shelby Key of Lake in the Hills, Ill.; sister-in-law, Shirley Sharp Reyer of Meridianville, Ala.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of the Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Rev. Van Johnson officiating. Burial followed in Gatlin Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pauline Danner Knox, 87, of Stevenson, Ala., died Friday (Jan. 3, 2014) at Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville. Pauline was the daughter of the late Burt Cleveland and Easter Williams Danner, born Nov. 25, 1926 in Plevna, Ala. She had a master’s degree from Peabody College in Nashville. Mrs. Knox was a former principal of Hazel Green Elementary School. She was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Stevenson. Pauline had recently been a resident at Southern Manor. Besides her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Rudder Knox, and siblings, B.C. Danner, Mildred Snoddy, Inez Bailey, Jolene Sanders and J.B. Danner. Pauline is survived by her sister, Marguerite Davis of New Market, Ala.; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Rudder Funeral Home in Stevenson with the Rev. Perry Whitaker officiating. Interment was in Stevenson City Cemetery. Rudder Funeral Home, www.rudderfuneralhomes.com, in charge of arrangements.
Linda Leach, 58, of Fayetteville, died Friday (Dec. 27, 2013) in Donalson Care Center. A native of Independence, Kansas, Mrs. Leach was the daughter of Arden Terry and Carol Long Miller of Fayetteville. She was an interior designer, member of the Baptist Church and a nationally ranked tennis player. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Jim Leach of Clinton, and a sister, Christy Shea and husband, William, of Fayetteville. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial was in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Edwin Levoy McGee, 74, of Lynchburg, died Wednesday (Jan. 1, 2014). Mr. McGee was the son of the late Charlie Levoy and Katie Bell Wisdom McGee. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Louise Davis and Christine McQuear, and a daughter-in-law, Donna McGee. Mr. McGee is survived by his wife, Louise Payne McGee; children, Charles McGee, Randall McGee, Russell (Karen) McGee and Shannon McGee, all of Moore County; step-daughters, Anita (Jesse) Cripps and Janie Grammer of Shelbyville; sisters, Margie (Bill) Ward, Geraldine (Donald) Street, Linda (Billy) Floyd, Betsy (Larry) Brazier, Patsy (James) Crowell; a brother, Kenneth (Sandra) McGee; grandchildren, C.J. McGee, Casey McGee, Courtney McGee, Gerrett McGee, Morgan McGee, Kimberly Grammer, Olivia Grammer, Hannah Cripps, and Cody Cripps; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Saturday at Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home with Mike Awalt officiating. Burial was at Flat Creek Cemetery. Family served as pallbearers. Jennings-Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth E. “Beth” Milling, 95, of Marengo, Iowa, died Monday morning (Dec. 30, 2013) at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Marengo. Beth is survived by her children, Margaret “Peggy” Gerst (Larry) of Newhall, Iowa, formerly of Fayetteville, Randall “Butch” Milling (Mary Lou) of Atkins, Iowa, Lida Sue Timm (Fred) of Marengo and Kimberly Cronbaugh (Curtis) of Belle Plaine, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd; a brother, Cy Jenkins; a sister, Vesper Jacobs; and a grandson, Caleb Cronbaugh. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at First Presbyterian Church, Marengo with the Rev. Diane Miller officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Marengo. Memorials may be contributed to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or to Iowa Valley Schools for lights for the baseball field. Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.klosterfuneralhome.com. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo, in charge of arrangements.
L.V. Porter, 63, of Fayetteville, died Thursday (Jan. 2, 2014) at his residence. He was a truck driver and was a member of Mary’s Chapel AME Church. Graveside services were held on Saturday afternoon in Pleasant View Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Louise Self, 75, of Fayetteville, died Thursday (Jan. 2, 2014) in Huntsville Hospital.
Lonnie Self, 75, died Saturday evening (Jan. 4, 2014) at his residence.
A combined service for Mr. and Mrs. Self was conducted Monday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Self was a native of Hamilton County and the daughter of the late Frank J. and Hattie Caraway White. She was a former employee of Serbin Fashions, manager of the snack bar at Walmart and was a member of the Fayetteville First Baptist Church. She was active in the Family Support Group of the Fayetteville Unit of the Tennessee National Guard, a volunteer at Ralph Askins School and was an assistant Girl Scout Leader.
She was survived by her husband, Lonnie L. Self of Fayetteville; daughter, Debra Self Smith of Fayetteville; son, Joseph W. (Keran L.) Self of Fayetteville; special niece, Sherry Self Parks of Fayetteville; sister, Toots Reavis; grandchildren, Jason (Nicki) Self, Jessica Self King, Kimberly (Eddie) Mills, Ben (Amanda) Smith and Keith Smith; 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Warner White; sister, Dorothy Creson; and grandson, Steven Self.
Mr. Self was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late Clarence Homer and Virgie Odell Stone Self. Mr. Self worked at the Lincoln County Courthouse and Lee Company and was a member of the Molino Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Debra Self Smith of Fayetteville; son, Joseph W. (Keran L.) Self of Fayetteville; special niece, Sherry Self Parks of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Jason (Nicki) Self, Jessica Self King, Kimberly (Eddie) Mills, Ben (Amanda) Smith and Keith Smith; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Billy Self; and sister, Mary Self Pigg.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jean Swinford, 73, of Taft, died Wednesday morning (Jan. 1, 2014) in Huntsville Hospital. A native of Athens, Ala., Mrs. Swinford was the daughter of the late Edward Issac and Katie Lee Thomas Hamaker. She was a member of the Wells Hill Church of Christ and was employed at Serbin for 16 years. For many years, Mrs. Swinford hung wallpaper, did housework and baked for the needy and her community. Survivors include three sons, Jeff Swinford of Fayetteville, Tony Swinford and wife, Lereca, of Taft, Scott Swinford and wife, Alice, of Taft; grandchildren, Krystal Clark, DeWayna Shelton, Zack Swinford, Kevin Swinford; great-grandchildren, Kasen Clark and Avery Mae Shelton; sister, Connie Bolling; and three brothers, Dean, Dwight and Roger Hamaker. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with burial in Kirkland Cemetery beside her husband, William Edward Swinford, who passed away in 2006. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MSgt. Harry Gene Toone (U.S. Army, Ret.), 86, of Douglasville, died Wednesday (Dec. 25, 2013). He was a retired master sergeant, having served for nearly 27 years with the United States Army during World War II, the Korean Conflict and twice during the Vietnam War. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon (Jan. 4) at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with full military honors. The family respectfully requests donations to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by visiting www.stjude.org. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Lynn Holman Vainrib, 42, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday (Dec. 29, 2013) in Florida. A native of Lincoln County, Mrs. Vainrib was a daughter of Betty and Don Holman of Fayetteville. She was a special education teacher for Cincinnati Public Schools and a member of the Knox Presbyterian Church. Survivors, in addition to her parents, include her husband, Byron David Vainrib of Cincinnati; two daughters, Camille Holly and Frances Evelyn Vainrib, both of Cincinnati; two brothers, Tom (Cindy) Holman of Asheville, N.C., Bill (Regina) Holman of Atlanta, Ga.; nieces, Betsy Holman and Anna Holman, both of Atlanta; mother-in-law Traudl Vainrib; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Todd Jenkins officiating. Burial followed in Wrights Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 472, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or Knox Presbyterian Church, 3400 Michigan Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45208, or Interfaith Hospitality Network (provides short-term housing and assistance to families with children), 990 Nassau Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.