Obituaries for July 30 edition
Glynn Morgan Beddingfield, 70, of Fayetteville passed away Thursday (July 24, 2014) at her residence. She was born on Jan. 12, 1944 in Lincoln County to the late Milton Payne and Delia Sims Harwell, who survives. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Harms Church of Christ. In addition to her father, she is preceded in death by her husband, James Beddingfield. Mrs. Beddingfield is survived by her mother, Delia Harwell of Fayetteville; daughter, Lisa Beddingfield of Pulaski; son, Allen and Janice Beddingfield of Pulaski; seven grandchildren; and special friend, Kenneth Goolsby of Fayetteville. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Burial followed in Bethel Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
John Marion Brown, 75, of Fayetteville passed away Tuesday (July 22, 2014) in Huntsville Hospital. Given the names of John, for his paternal grandfather, and Marion, for his maternal grandfather, John Marion Brown was born May 9, 1939 in Lincoln County. He ended his 75-year earthly journey peacefully in the presence of his wife, Evelyn Askins Brown, and their daughter, Denise Brown Taylor. He is also survived by his son-in-law, David Taylor; grandsons, Jon William Taylor and Major Taylor; granddaughter, Meredith Taylor; sisters, June (Herman) Blankenship and Gail (Rex) Sanders; brother, Jerry Wayne (Jean) Brown; sister-in-law, Jean Woodard; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Wiley Henry Brown, and mother, Emma Bean Brown. He served his country with the 1st Calvary Company D Battalion Group E4 Ranger attachment during the Vietnam War era. He was a life-long member of the Moore County Historical Society and a member of the American Legion Post 42. A great supporter of the Fayetteville Swim Team while his daughter was on the team, he volunteered to drive the bus carrying the team to competitions in the Tennessee Valley Region. After retirement from a world-renowned manufacturer, he especially enjoyed spending time with family. He often said his grandchildren rejuvenated him. He found pleasure also in working outdoors and cooking. A member of the church of Christ, he worshipped with the Liberty congregation. He will long be remembered as an encourager to all and a peacemaker with an exceptional gift to make those around him know that he loved them unconditionally. A celebration of the life service was held Saturday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Rice officiating. Burial followed in the Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. The family requests memorial donations be made to Rainbow Omega, PO Box 740, Eastaboga, Ala., 36260. He took great delight in hearing his grandchildren talk about their volunteering at Rainbow Omega. Rainbow Omega’s mission is to glorify God by ensuring that adults with developmental disabilities have a permanent and safe home where their abilities and potentials are respected and nurtured in a Christian environment. Higgins Funeral Home assisted the Brown family.
Louise Harvell Butler, 92, of Prospect, passed away Sunday (July 27, 2014) at National health Care Center in Pulaski. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Jason Shackleford officiating. Burial was in Giles Memory Gardens in Pulaski. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Milton Sorrells Holloway, 88, of Shelbyville, passed away Thursday (July 24, 2014) at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. Mr. Holloway was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Lincoln County to the late James Frank and Bernice Inez Sorrells Holloway. He was retired from Eaton Corporation and worked 25 years at Marshall County Creamery and Kraft Cheese. He was an elder and member of Petersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Treva Sisco Holloway, in 2005; two sisters, Inez Holloway Freeman and Ruth Holloway Leal; and two brothers-in-law, Bryce Hemphill and Homer Freeman. Survivors include a daughter, Lynda Reed, and her husband, Johnny; a son, James Milton Holloway, Sr., all of Shelbyville; two sisters, Jean Hemphill of McMinnville and Foncene Venn and her husband, Fred, of Sun City, Ariz.; five grandchildren, James Milton (Lawanna) Holloway, Jr., of Woodbury, Stacy Arnold (Ben Roth) of Nashville, Ashley (Matt) Hughey of Murfreesboro, Stephanie (Brian) Rives of Fayetteville and Daniel (Kelly) Reed of Unionville; seven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ben Leal of Fayetteville; and two sisters-in-law, Marie Sanders of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Peggy Johnson of Murfreesboro. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Petersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Troy Green and Bro. Frelan George officiating. Burial was in Old Orchard Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or Women CPW at Petersburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Feldhaus Memorial Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.
E.B. Noles, Jr., 97, of Nashville, formerly of Fayetteville, passed away Sunday (July 20, 2014) in Centennial Medical Center in Nashville. He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late E.B. Noles, Sr., and Amanda Pack Noles. Mr. Noles retired from the State Department of Motor Vehicles after 49 years of service and was a member of the Crievewood Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Pat Whitaker of Fayetteville; daughter, Pam Harris of Carmel, Ind.; grandchildren, Bobby, Twyla, Jesse Whitaker and Matthew Harris; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Collin Whitaker, Liam Thompson and Whitley Harris; two nieces, Linda Holland and Sue Silvey, both of Fayetteville; nephews, Michael Noles of Fayetteville, Pat Noles of Cartersville, Ga., and Billy Ewing Hudson of High Point, N.C. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Will Sensing officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery beside his wife, Bandy W. Noles, who passed away in 2005. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Wiles Sunday School Class, Crievewood Baptist Church, 480 Hogan Road, Nashville, TN 37220. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Billie Frances Pitt, 85, of Fayetteville, passed away Thursday (July 24, 2014) in Huntsville. She was a native of Oxford, Miss., and the daughter of the late Cazy Glaston and Frankie Aline Reed Irvin. She was a former employee of the Alabama Department of Pension and Security and was a member of the Baptist Faith. Survivors include her son, Wayne (Patricia) Pitt of Billings, Mont.; daughters, Angie (Charlie) Beyer of Fayetteville, Debbi Pitt (Phil) Alley of Huntsville, Ala., and Laura Pitt of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Ben Beyer, Vince Beyer, Mark Alley, Gretchen Pitt and Daniel Pitt; great-grandchildren, Addie Bronson and Amelia Beyer; two sisters, Delores Hewitt and Geraldine Webb, both of Memphis; sisters-in-law, Loretta Irvin and Hilda Pitt Briscoe, both of Memphis. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert LaRue Pitt, and a brother, Shirley Tate Irvin. Graveside services were conducted Monday afternoon at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Jacqueline Pitt Martin officiating. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Marvin Eugene Posey, 92, of Ardmore, died Thursday (July 24, 2014) at Ardmore Care & Rehabilitation Center in Ardmore. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Larry Bottom officiating. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery in Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mary R. Taylor, 79, of Mulberry, passed away Sunday (July 20, 2014) at Harton Regional Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 18, 1934 in Stevenson, Ala., to the late George and Minnie Hammond Atchley. She was employed as a home health care provider and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Almer Madison Taylor; daughter, Debbie Taylor; sons, George Ray Talley, Bruce Talley, James Edward Talley, Marty Taylor; sisters, Lois Campbell, Shirley Talley, Betty Sue Hastings; grandchild, Ricky Allen Taylor; and great-grandchild, Jeremy Allen-Ray Davis. Mrs. Taylor is survived by her sons, Tony Taylor, Gary and Betty Taylor, all of Mulberry, Ronnie Joe Taylor of Columbia; brother, George Atchley of Scottsboro, Ala.; son-in-law, James and Brenda Taylor; nine grandchildren, Michael Johns, Bruce Talley, Joseph Talley, James Ray Taylor, Jimmy Taylor, Bruce Taylor, Brittany Sanchez, Michael Taylor, Debbie Davis; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Rick Talley officiating. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.