Obituaries for Jan. 4 Edition

Posted on Monday, January 2, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Odell Askins, 73, of Fayetteville, died Monday (Dec. 26, 2011) at the Skyline Medical Center. Mrs. Askins was a native of Lincoln County, the daughter of the late Roosevelt “Ross” and Pauline Greer Edmiston. She worked for Elk Yarn Mill until her retirement and then worked at Cosmolab in Lewisburg until her health deteriorated. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lee Askins, Sr.; son, Raymond Lee Askins, Jr.; sisters, Mary Allen Porter and Irene Edmiston; and brothers, Lugene Edmiston, Carl Edmiston and Raymond Edmiston. Survivors include her daughter, Margaret (Dexter) King of Fayetteville; son, Craig Alex Hazelitt of Fayetteville; sister, Christine Smith of South Bend, Ind.; brothers, Herman (Diretha) Edmiston of Huntsville, Ala., Harold (Jeanette) Edmiston of Mansfield, Ohio; sisters-in-law, Faye Edmiston of Petersburg, Hazel Askins of Murfreesboro, Mary Jean (Donnie) Kibble of Fayetteville, Nancy (Freddie) Waggoner of Huntsville; brothers-in-law, Joe Richard (Elizabeth) Askins of Fayetteville, Clifford (Gladys) Askins of Fayetteville; grandsons, Jerome (Victoria) King of Tullahoma, Alphonso Blake of Fayetteville, Jerome Hazelitt of Nashville, Jeramy Hazelitt of Nashville; granddaughters Tashiba Hazelitt of Murfreesboro, Kanina Hazelitt of Nashville; special great-grandchildren, Jasmyne Hurd, D.J. Hurd, Trae King and Bryson Steverson; and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon in the chapel of the Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Pastor Craig Carmichael officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant View Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wanda Dale Summers Barron, 55, of Ardmore, Ala., died Thursday (Dec. 29, 2011) in Elkton. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with burial in Gatlin Cemetery, also in Ardmore. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

James Robert Corder, 76, of Mulberry, died Thursday (Dec. 29, 2011) at Donalson Care Center. Mr. Corder was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Tillman and Neva George Corder. He was a farmer and a member of the In Jesus Name Fellowship Church. Survivors include his sons, Dale and Lisa Corder, Doug and Sonya Corder, Danny and Tina Corder, all of Mulberry; grandchildren, Clint and Staci Corder, Holly and Alex Hoagland, Heather and Jason Lamb,  Lyle and Lyndsey Corder, Elyssha Corder, Macey Corder; great-grandchildren, Regan and Riley Corder and Gracie and Lily Hoagland. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon in the chapel of the Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Pete Crimm officiating. Burial followed in Champ Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Margie Davis, 81, of Kelso, died Wednesday (Dec. 28, 2011) at the Donalson Care Center. Mrs. Davis was a native of Madison County, Ala., the daughter of the late Leslie and Octie Passon Johnson. She was a cook and a member of the Shiloh Church of Christ. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Davis; sons, Mike Davis and Alvie Lee Johnson; and a very special friend, Clifford Woods. Survivors include her daughter, Joyce (Charles Payne) Clem of Kelso; sons, Pete Johnson of Huntsville, Ala., Dale (Cheryl) Davis of Toney, Ala.; grandchildren, Matthew Hicks, Charlie Johnson and Roger Johnson; and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the chapel of the Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Gurley officiating. Burial followed in Charity Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Carrie Lee Thompson Dickey, 94, of the Smithland Community, died Sunday (Jan. 1, 2012) in Donalson Skill Care Center. She was a native of Lincoln County and the daughter of the late Ed and Leona Hunter Thompson. Mrs. Dickey was a farmer, a homemaker and a member of the Smithland Community Church. Survivors include her grandchildren, Tammy Denton and husband, Paul, of Flintville and Steve Dickey of the Smithland Community; great-grandchildren, Laura Hall and husband, Andrew, of the Smithland Community, Adam Lee Denton of the Smithland Community and Louis Dickey of Mississippi; one great-great-grandchild, Lillian Rose Hall of the Smithland Community; four sisters, Margaret Gilliam, Geneva Clark and Dorene Rogers, all of Fayetteville, and Joyce Payne of Nashville. She was preceded in death by her son, Louis Clinton Dickey, Jr.; grandson, Louis Randall Dickey; and brother, Jack Thompson. Visitation with the family was set for Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Jerry Mansfield officiating. Burial will follow in Kelso Cemetery beside her husband, Louis Clinton Dickey, Sr., who passed away in 1985. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Robert Vivian Ellis, 78, of Fayetteville, died Friday (Dec. 30, 2011) at Lincoln Medical Center. He was a native of Lincoln County, son of the late Clayton Ellis and the late Jewell Davis. Mr. Ellis was a truck driver and a member of the Heritage Baptist Church. Survivors include daughters, Delaine Ellis Johnson, Diane Ellis Dupree, Sharon Ellis Draper, Shelly Ellis Thornton, Bobbie Kay Griffin, Lisa O’Neal; son, Robert Ellis; sister, Nancy June Robinson; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation with the family is set for Tuesday from 5 until 8 p.m. at Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Laura Fleming, 50, of Huntsville, Ala., died Saturday (Dec. 24, 2011) at her residence. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Hazel Green Funeral Home with the Rev. Sonny Moore officiating. Burial was in Rice Cemetery. Hazel Green Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Robin Elaine Harned, 55, of Tallahassee, Fla., passed away on Friday (Dec. 30, 2011) at her residence surrounded by her beloved husband, daughters and mother, following a heroic battle of cancer. A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Monday at Timberlane Church of Christ with Minister Trey Poole officiating. In lieu of flowers, Robin’s high school classmates set up a fund help the family defray medical costs, and donations can be made at any local Hancock Bank to the “Robin Skipper Harned Benefit Fund.” The following organizations were important to Robin and donations or memorials may be made to International Gospel Hour, P.O. Box 118, Fayetteville, TN 37334; The Refuge House, P.O. Box 20910, Tallahassee, FL 32316; or The American Cancer Society, 2619 Centennial Blvd Ste 101, Tallahassee, FL 32308. Robin was born on Sept. 28, 1956 in Huntingdon, Pa. She was an active member of Warren County High School in McMinnville, where she was a cheerleader, ROTC member, National Honor Society member and Vice President of her senior class of 1974. She was an active member of Church of Christ. She attended Draughn’s Business College to become a medical assistant. On May 28, 1977, she and Jeff married in Mayfield, Ky., and her life direction became her family and raising three wonderful girls. They moved to Tallahassee, where she owned and operated her own cleaning service for many years. Robin also worked in a physician’s office for eight years before retiring last year. Robin was a breast cancer survivor of 12 years, but her most significant achievement is that of wife, mother and Goma. Robin will be remembered by many as a woman of deep faith and commitment. She gave of her life sacrificially to many. Robin is survived by her husband of 34 years, Jeff Harned of Tallahassee; her daughters, Lindsey Scott and her husband, Lee, of Huntsville, Ala., Megan Harned and fiancé, William Henderson, of New Orleans, La., and Mallory DeLoach and husband, Josh, of Charlottesville, Va.; her mother, Dauna Louise Skipper of Fayetteville; her brother, Mike Skipper of Okeechobee, Fla.; her sister, Vickie Stubblefield of Madison, Ala.; her four grandchildren, Rylie Emma Scott (6), Benjamin Dale DeLoach (5), Rowan Leah Scott (3) and Dilan Cannon DeLoach (1); and her many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, W.E. “Skip” Skipper. All who knew her will miss Robin tremendously. We love you and always will! Ivey Funeral Home in Bainbridge, Ga., in charge of arrangements.

Eula Paul Holman, 91, of Fayetteville, died Thursday afternoon (Dec. 29, 2011) at Lincoln Care Center. He was a native of Madison County, Ala., and son of the late Robert Lee and Mary Powers Holman. Mr. Holman was retired from American Bread Company and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Vera Gray Holman of Fayetteville; daughter, Sherry Smith and husband, Jerry, of Alabama; son, Larry Holman and wife, Melissa, of Pulaski; two sisters, Jean Allen and Rachel Tanley; grandchildren, Robert Lee Holman and wife, Jamie, Chris Smith and wife, Bri, Kelly Smith, Jessica Crabtree and Jennifer Spurlin and husband, Cody; great-grandchildren, Riley, Amberlyn, Lily Grace Smith, Adalyn, Jaxxon and Kardon. Mr. Holman was preceded in death by a son, Terry Clay Holman, and two sisters, Elah St. Clair and Alice Catherine Holman. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lincoln Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Royce Lane Maddox, 69, of Ardmore, Ala., died Wednesday (Dec. 28, 2011) at Athens Limestone Hospital in Athens, Ala. Funeral services were conducted on Friday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with burial following in Hasting Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Dwight Pierce, 65, of Flintville, died Saturday (Dec. 31, 2011) at Huntsville Hospital. Mr. Pierce was a native of Lincoln County, the son of the late Alton and Geneva Murdock Pierce. He worked in maintenance for Chrysler and was a member of the Park City Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Brenda Pierce of Flintville; daughter, Tonya Archer of Fayetteville; son, Kevin and Allison Pierce of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Brittany Steelman, Matthew Steelman and Lauren Pierce; father-in-law, John Hunter of Flintville; sister, Janice Clem of Fayetteville. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of the Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Burial followed in Lincoln Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Faye Lynn Shead Pope, 61, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday morning (Dec. 27, 2011) in Huntsville Hospital.  She was a native of Douglasville, Ga., daughter of the late Dixon and Ruby Shead, Sr. Mrs. Pope was employed by Goodman Manufacturing as Traffic Manager and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bill Pope of Fayetteville; children, Donyle McCollough (Tommy) Douglasville, Ga., Ty McCollough (Teresa) of Flora, Miss., and Casey McCollough (Leigh Ann Scott) of High Falls, Ga.; grandchildren, Hannah Lynn Patterson (Jeffrey), Savannah Leigh Banks, Sterling Powell, Chesley Powell, Kayla McCollough, Kyle McCollough, Abbi Scott and J.C. Soles; brothers and sisters, Marlene Butler, Kenneth Shead, Diane Peak, Vickie Arterbridge and Ricky Shead. Visitation with the family was Thursday evening at Higgins Funeral Home. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Lona Jeanette Lingle Viering Shearer, 76, of Fayetteville, died Saturday morning (Dec. 31, 2011) at her residence. A native of Harrisburg, Pa., and daughter of the late Grant Thomas and Earnestine Shandelmeir Lingle, she was employed with Howard P. Foley Company as an office manager and was a member of the Prospect Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, William Shearer of Fayetteville; daughters, Sharon Drawbaugh of Pennsylvania, Kathy Banik of San Antonio, Texas; son, Robert W. Viering, Jr., of Pennsylvania; brothers, Michael Lingle of Chattanooga, Thomas Grant Lingle and E. Bruce Cooper, both of Pennsylvania; sister, Joan Cooper of Virginia; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mavis Ann Smith, 75, of Ardmore, Ala., died Thursday (Dec. 29, 2011) at her home in Ardmore, Ala. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in Ardmore, Ala., with burial in Gatlin Cemetery, also in Ardmore. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Ray Winford Steele, Sr., 72, of Prospect, died Wednesday (Dec. 28, 2011) at Athens-Limestone Hospital in Athens, Ala. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with interment in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Beverly Douglas Williams, 62, of Kelso, died Tuesday morning (Dec. 20, 2011) at her residence.  She was a native of Hammond, Ind., and the daughter of the late David and Marie Douglas. Mrs. Williams was retired from the Lincoln County School System and was a member of the Molino Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Gilford V. Williams of Kelso; children, Gil D. Williams and wife, Cheryl Lynn, of Cullman, Ala., and David P. Williams of Kelso; and two sisters, Diane Wirth of Paducah, Ky., and Marilyn Morton of Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bros. Don Russell and Jack Hice officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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