Obituaries for Aug. 29 edition
Edith Bensie Clem, 73, of Ardmore, died Sunday (Aug. 19, 2012) at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Hughes officiating. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Beatrice Clem, 97, of Elkmont., Ala. died Sunday (Aug. 26, 2012) at her home. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Roger Jackson and Bro. Ray Kilpatrick officiating. Burial will follow in Sylone Cemetery, Elkmont, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Stanley Carl Cothren, 47, of Athens, Ala., died Thursday (Aug. 23, 2012) at Huntsville Hospital. Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon at Gatlin Cemetery with Bro. Tim Hunt officiating. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James Cellon Cox, 77, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday night (Aug. 21, 2012) in Lincoln Care Center. He was a native of Rogersville, Ala., and the son of the late Johnny and Dora Etta Thigpen Cox. Mr. Cox was a mechanic, former owner/operator of Cox V W Repair and a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include two daughters, Linda Green and husband, Steven, of Glenwood, Iowa, Barbara Wolf and husband, Michael, of Fayetteville; son, Michael Cox of Lewisburg; step-children, Amy Burton of Fayetteville, Don Blackwell of Fayetteville, Steve Blackwell and wife, Christy, of Fayetteville and Jeff Blackwell of Fayetteville; several grandchildren; and step-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews; and his ex-wife and best friend, Lynda Mary Cox of Fayetteville. He was preceded in death by a son, James Dearlion Cox. Funeral services were conducted Friday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Lee Allen officiating. Burial followed in Talley Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wayne Davis, 70, of New Market, Ala., died suddenly after a fall on Sunday (Aug. 19, 2012). Funeral services were conducted Thursday at Hazel Green United Methodist Church. Burial was in Taylor Cemetery. Hazel Green Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Bradley Joe Durham, 21, of Fayetteville, died Sunday (Aug. 19, 2012). Survivors include his father, Gary Durham, and mother, Jodie Hopkins; brothers, Blake and Matthew Durham; grandparents, Rebecca Durham and the late Cleveland Durham and Joe and Linda Hopkins; aunts, Donna Durham, Mary Wilkerson, Theresa Currin and Jana Hopkins; uncles, Lance and Ray Durham; two nieces; and several cousins. A memorial service was held on Saturday at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville with Bro. Van Johnson officiating. Nashville Funeral and Cremation and Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home assisted the family.
James Mitchell Edmiston, 61, of Murfreesboro, died Thursday (Aug. 23, 2012) at St. Thomas Hospital. Mr. Edmiston was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late J.R. Edmiston and Dessie Edmiston, who survives. He was an assembly worker and trucker driver. Along with his father, he was preceded in death by two aunts, Katheleen and Louise Edmiston. He was a loving father and husband. Along with his mother, he is survived by a beautiful, loving wife, Romona Norris Edmiston; two daughters, Gloria and Jenny Edmiston; son, Corey Edmiston; five brothers, Earnest (Mattie) Edmiston, Larry (Virgie) Edmiston, Bruce (Glenda) Edmiston, Kenneth Edmiston, D’Angelo Evans; two sisters, Wanda Edmiston and Annette Edmiston; four aunts, Altie Edmiston, Mollie Small, Annie Anderson and Bernice Edmiston; devoted in-laws, Fred (Joyce) Norris, Dexter Norris, Cordell Norris, Ava Radley; a special niece, Sydne Radley; grandchildren, Rod, Nelvia, Thomas, Cheyenne and Christopher Edmiston, Dasia Harper; great-grandchild, Izarion Harper; special cousins, Lou Jean Bradley, Anthony and Trevica Evans; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of the Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Revs. Steven Acklin and Dexter Norris officiating. Burial will follow in Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Jane Noles Groce, 82, of Fayetteville, died Friday (Aug. 24, 2012) at Donalson Care Center. She was born Dec. 28, 1929, to Riley and Mary Hastings Noles and was a native of Lincoln County. Mrs. Groce was a homemaker and member of the Washington Street Church of Christ. She is survived by a daughter, Marsha Groce of Nashville; sons, Stephen W. Groce (Marsha) of Estill Springs, Christopher Groce (Lisa) of Knoxville; sister, Elizabeth Marshall (Ray) of Florida; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Mrs Groce was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Wilson Groce, and grandson, Corey Groce. A celebration of her life will be held by the family at the Washington Street Church of Christ on Saturday, Sept. 8. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. with a memorial service conducted by Bro. Jim Black at 11 a.m. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial gifts be made to Washington Street Church of Christ or the charity of your choice. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ida K. Lee, 89, of Huntland, died Monday (Aug. 20, 2012) at Southern Tennessee Medical Center in Winchester. She was born Jan. 19, 1923 in Huntland, the daughter of the late Orla and Rosa (Coker) Knoer. Mrs. Lee was the wife of Claude Lee for 71 years. She was preceded in death by her brother, George Knoer. In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons, Rodney (Beth) Lee, Eddie Lee and Johnny (Connie) Lee; daughter, Lanna (Eddie) Glaus; brothers, Lester Knoer and Paul Wayne Knoer; sisters, Emma Foster, Mable Morris, Ethel Kinningham and Willie Moore; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. A graveside service, officiated by Bro. O.L. Hart, was conducted Wednesday afternoon in the Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester. Serving as pallbearers were David Farris, Adam Farris, Rob Trevarthen, Jon Armentrout, Wayne Gill and Jeff Arnold. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
William “Doc” Oliver, 75, of Ardmore, Ala., Ardmore chief of police for 34 years, died on Monday (Aug. 20, 2012) at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Ala. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bros. Richard Garland, Alan Shedd and Bob Dunnavant officiating. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery, Pulaski. Pallbearers were Gary Daly, John Dickey, Kyle Helton, David Whitt, Mike Blakely, Wayne Harper, Wayne Usery and Paul Van Manen. Honorary pallbearers were police officers. Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Hill UMC Building Fund. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Emily A. Satterfield, 69, of New Market, Ala., died Wednesday morning (Aug. 22, 2012) in Huntsville Hospital. She was a native of Shelby County, the daughter of the late George A. and Louise Ferrell Brown and was retired from South Central Human Resource Agency after 45 years of service. Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Satterfield, of New Market, Ala.; daughter, Rebecca Nix Bartlett of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Murray Bartlett and wife, Brandy, of New Market, Ala., and Eric Bartlett of Flintville; great-grandchild, Cason Bartlett; sister, Connie Campbell of Buena Vista, Va.; two brothers, Johnny Brown of Lakeland, Mike Brown and wife, Dana, of Petersburg; nieces and nephews, Dr. Joe Campbell, John Campbell, Ben Brown, Karen Brown, Brad Brown, Rachel Hart and George Brown, III. Mrs. Satterfield was preceded in death by her first husband, Wayne Nix, and two brothers, James Arthur Brown and George A. Brown, Jr. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Todd Gaskill officiating. Burial followed in Concord Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pauline Inez Silas, 71, of Toney, Ala., died Wednesday (Aug. 22, 2012) at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Pastor Cheryl Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery, Athens, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Charlene Sneed, 63, of Hazel Green, Ala., died Tuesday (Aug. 21, 2012) at her residence. Funeral services were conducted Friday at Hazel Green Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Joe Wayne McGee officiating. Burial followed in Taylor Cemetery. Hazel Green Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.