Obituaries for July 9 edition
Austin Langford Ashby, 65, of Morristown, passed away Thursday morning (July 3, 2014) in Morristown. He was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late J.D. and Mary Irene Brown Ashby. He is survived by his nephew, Randy (Melinda) Mitchell of Taft; niece, Mary Ann Pirtle of Taft; great-nephew, Daniel Levi Mitchell of Ardmore, Megan Theresa Danielle (Josh) Mitchell of Flintville; great-great-nephew, Donald Ray Griffin of Flintville. He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Ann Ashby Mitchell. Graveside services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Blanche Cemetery with Bro. James Strope officiating. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Charles L. Chapman, Jr., 72, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday morning (July 1, 2014) in the Fayetteville Health Care Center. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Chapman was the son of the late Charles L. Chapman, Sr., and Pauline E. Monks Chapman. He was a former illustrator at Boeing, a truck driver and a member of the Park City Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Bryan L. Chapman of Madison, Ala.; grandson, Zachary Chapman of Madison; and sister, Jane Richmond of Fayetteville. Graveside services were conducted Thursday afternoon at Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Bro. Don Russell officiating. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Elizabeth Marie Clark, 92, of Lynchburg, passed away Saturday (July 5, 2014) at Lincoln Medical Center. Graveside services were held Tuesday morning at Lois Cemetery. Jennings Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, Lynchburg, in charge of arrangements.
Juanita Campbell Cross, 88, of Ardmore passed away on Thursday (July 3, 2014) at Donalson Care Center in Fayetteville. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Jeff Drake. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Clyde Henry Hayner, Sr., of Fayetteville and Estill Springs, passed this life on Thursday (July 3, 2014) at his residence at the age of 75. Mr. Hayner was born in Hamburg, Mich., to the late Harold Clyde Hayner and Clara Wingate Hayner. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War where he received the rank of sergeant first class. After his retirement from the Army, Mr. Hayner worked for NASA as an electronic engineer. During his life, Mr. Hayner was a member of the VFW, American Legion and The SUVCW (Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War) and was a Mason. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hayner is preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Ann, and three sons, Mike Hayner, David Hayner and David Tinsley. He is survived by his loving wife, Dawn Hayner of Fayetteville; two daughters, Jeanne Howard and her husband, Mike, of Glen Burnie, Md., and Dawn Richardson and her husband, Ryan, of Lewisburg; three sons, Clyde “Butch” Hayner of Michigan, Brian Hayner and his wife, Pam, of Fayetteville and Donovan “Donnie” Tinsley and his wife, Esther “Yellow Bird”, of Davenport, Iowa; three sisters, Sharon Morris and her husband, Jimmy, Kitty Richards and her husband, David, and Karen Richards; one brother, David Harmon and his wife, Inez; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday at Kilgore Funeral Home with Masonic rites and full military honors. For those who wish, donations may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Suite 301, Nashville, TN 37203; The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607; or The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, 1033 Long Prairie Rd, Suite 5, Flower Mound, TX, 75022. Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Spencer Smith, 80, of Priceville, Ala., passed away on Friday (July 4, 2014) at Decatur Morgan Hospital in Decatur, Ala. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Mike Roden and Robert Fudge officiating. Interment was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.