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Martha Ann Anders, 71, of Gurley, Ala., formerly of Belvidere, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 2012) at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala. She was born Nov. 17, 1940 in Fayetteville, the daughter of the late Gurley and Linnie Luverl (Steelman) Thrasher. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Anders was preceded in death by her son, Allen Whitworth. Surviving are her husband, Gilbert Allen Anders of Gurley, sons, Roger Whitworth of Park City, Johnny Whitworth of Fayetteville and Roy (Tammy) Whitworth of Gurley; six grandchildren, Lee, Amanda, Angel, Dale, Jason and Christy; several great-grandchildren; step-brother, H.H. (Lorene) Thrasher of Belvidere; and step-sister, Henrietta (Charles) Dillon of Smyrna. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 3-8 p.m. at the Moore-Cortner Funeral Home, 300 First Avenue N.W., Winchester. Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
James E. Blair, 53, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2012) at his residence. He was a native of Birmingham, Ala., and the son of the late James E. and Dorothy McDonald Brown Blair, Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his aunt, Patricia Louise Lehner, and husband, Jack, of Madison, Ala., and a good friend, Albert “Allen” Wade of Trussville, Ala. Graveside service was held Saturday afternoon at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Carol Sue Blackwell Bland, 70, of Ardmore, Ala., died Sunday (Oct. 14, 2012) at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, Ala. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Alan Hughes officiating. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Glyndon Norman Bobo, 97, of Lynchburg, died Tuesday evening (Oct. 16, 2012) in Harton Regional Medical Center. A native of Lincoln County and resident of Lynchburg, Mrs. Bobo was the daughter of the late Homer L. and Clara Boone Norman. She was a member of the Lynchburg First United Methodist Church and charter member of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by parents, Homer L. and Clara Boone Norman; husband, Don D. Bobo; two sons-in-law, Roy (Mike) Mason and Don Gray; one sister; and three brothers. Survivors include three sons, Arvis (Peggy) Bobo of Lynchburg, Bob (Linda) Bobo of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Bill (JoAnn) Bobo of Lynchburg; three daughters, Linda (Sonny) Chester of Hopkinsville, Ky., Donna Mason of Cookeville, Alice Gray of Lynchburg; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; four step-great-great grandchildren; devoted niece and nephew, Doris and Kenneth Sullinger; and several other nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Friday in the chapel of Lynchburg Funeral Home with the Revs. Ricky Lee and David Adams presiding. Interment was in the Lynchburg Cemetery. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
L.W. Jones, 89, of Flintville, died Sunday (Oct. 21, 2012) at Lincoln Medical Center. Mr. Jones was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late Alex and Ada Hastings Jones. He was retired from the Lasalle Steel Company in Indiana and a member of the West End Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Jewel Plunkett Jones of Flintville; daughter, Shirley Ann Parrish and husband, Tony, of Florence, Ala.; son, Dr. Phillip Wade Jones and wife, Karen, of Birmingham, Ala.; grandchildren, Wendy Doulin and husband, Tim, of Nashville, Keri Bedsole and husband, Jonathan, of Knoxville, Jeremy Jones and wife, Sheri, of Montgomery, Ala., Melissa McCracken and husband, David, of Vance, Ala., Kayla Jones of Birmingham; great-grandchildren, Kameron Bedsole, Colin Bedsole, Noah Jones, Micah Jones, Toby Jones, Asher McCracken; sisters, Eloise Pruitt of Midlothian, Ill., Lois Edge of Atlanta, Ga., Bobbie Moore of Florida, Doris McInnis of Atlanta; and two brothers, James Aaron Jones and John Hoyt Jones, both of Decatur, Ala. He was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Ray Jones, and sister, Lucille Ogle. Visitation with the family is set for Tuesday evening from 5 until 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Dr. Phillip Jones and the Rev. Jeremy Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or the American Cancer Society. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Deborah Ann Love (nee Lane, Mitchell), 58, passed away on Saturday (Oct. 20, 2012) in Monroe, Wis., after a long period of illness. She was born, raised and spent most of her adult life in Fayetteville. She spoke often of the wonderful times she had on the farm of her great-grandparents, Stonewall J. and Hallie Little out in Mulberry. For many years, she worked as a quality control operator at the VF Corporation Lee Jeans Division. She was an animal lover and cared for her dog, Huey, her cockatiel and two parakeets. She enjoyed arguing politics and was a horror movie buff her whole life. She is survived by her husband, Tim; her children, Linda (Kevin), Charles (Angel), Cindy Lee (Nathan); her sisters, Pamela Swing, Paula Russell-Sanderson (Kris); her brothers, Ray Russell, Charles Christopher Russell (Sue) and Phillip Michael Russell (Nancy); her grandchildren, Lee, Kordell and Emily, Michael, Memphis and Morgan; nieces, nephews and many friends. Debbie is preceded in death by her beloved mother, Evelyn Russell (nee Capley); her father, James David Lane; her sister, Alethia Lane; and her brother, Robert Russell (Lane). Her funeral will be held in Freeport, Ill., at Schwarz Funeral Homes. Burial will take place at Oakdale Cemetery in Freeport.
Richard William Lush, 73, of Manchester, formerly of Fayetteville, died Wednesday night (Oct. 17, 2012) in an Extended Care Facility in Manchester. He was a native of Camden, N.J., and the son of the late Norman P. and Frances Lush. He was a former Lincoln County police officer, a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his son, Richie Lush of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Dallon Lush, Kennedy Lush, Samatha Lush, Logan Horton; and daughter-in-law, Melanie Lush. Mr. Lush was preceded in death by a son, Greg Lush. A private family memorial service will be planned at a later date. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Clida Ann Miller, 74, of Hazel Green, Ala., died Friday (Oct. 19, 2012) at Kindred of Big Springs. Funeral services were conducted at Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home on Monday morning in the chapel of the Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with Eddie Graves officiating. Burial was in Stateline Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wanda Ann Owen, 73, of Ardmore, died Monday (Oct. 15, 2012) at Lincoln Care Center. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, with Bro. Derrick Moose officiating. Burial was in Blanche Cemetery. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Raymond E. Russell, 81, of Fayetteville died Wednesday (Oct. 17, 2012) in Huntsville Hospital. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Russell was the son of the late Luther and Nannie Lee Johnson Russell. He was a member of the West Fayetteville Church of Christ. Mr. Russell was a retired self-employed Master Mechanic, owning and operating several filling stations in Fayetteville. After retirement, he remodeled several houses and the old Terrance Motel, which he saved from demolition. He was an accomplished carpenter and mastered anything he attempted. He and his band were local favorites, singing and playing guitar on the local radio station in the 1950s. He was always willing to help others and was a devoted family man. Mr. Russell was preceded in death by his father, Luther Coleman Russell; mother, Nannie Lee Johnson Russell; brothers, William and James Russell; and sisters, Virginia Terrell, Dorothy Thornberry, Thelma Burt, Christine Hulsey. Survivors include his devoted wife of 60 years, Dean Lanier Russell of Fayetteville; three daughters, Vickie Porter and husband, Randy, of Fayetteville, Kathy Saylor and husband, Barry, of Hazel Green, Ala., Lisa Todd and husband, Gerald, of Fayetteville; one son, Michael Russell of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Kayley Russell, Brady Porter, Bryan Shelton, Brent Porter, Brandon Todd, Stephen Saylor, Blake Todd and Bradley Saylor; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Carolyn Porter, Erin, Bailey and Lilly Shelton and Ben Porter; two brothers, Charles Russell of Tullahoma, and Frank Russell of Grand Prairie, Texas; one sister, Peggy Englant of Beech Grove; and several nieces and nephews. He is the most beloved father and husband. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bros. Mark Massey and Don Gatlin officiating. Burial followed in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Ruby L. Snider, 85, a longtime resident of Wakefield, Mich., and a native of Taft, died Friday (Oct. 19, 2012) at the Gogebic Medical Care Facility in Wakefield after a lengthy illness. Ruby worked as a waitress at Bingo’s in Wakefield for 20 years, then as a seamstress for Munsingwear Inc. in Ironwood and finally at Keen Agers in Wakefield for 10 years. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at the Lakeside Memorial Chapel in Wakefield with the Rev. Todd Winkler, pastor of Cornerstone Church in Ramsay, officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery, Wakefield. Lakeside Memorial Chapel assisted the family.
(Kippy) Clifford Brown Yount, 71, of Mulberry died Friday evening (Oct. 19, 2012) at Lincoln Medical Center. A native of Sharkley County, Miss., he was the son of the late Joseph Donald and Mary Brown Yount. Mr. Yount was the owner and operator of Lakeside Telephone Company, a veteran of the U.S. Army MP K-9 Handler and a member of the Mulberry United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Jackson Yount of Mulberry; daughters, Teresa Johnson and husband, Ed, of Mulberry, Melinda Richards and husband, Tim, of Yazoo City, Miss.; grandchildren, Joseph Clifford Johnson, Jacob Edward Johnson and wife, Derica, Lauren Lee Richards and Lucas Kane Richards; great-grandchild, Brantley Wade Johnson; brother, Dennis Yount of Whitehouse, Texas; sister, Alma Doyle of North Little Rock, Ark., and Mary Elizabeth Richardson of Glen Alan, Miss. Funeral services were conducted Monday morning at Higgins Funeral Home with the Rev. David Arrington officiating. Burial followed in Mulberry Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Gideon’s or the Mulberry United Methodist Church. Higgins Funeral Home in charge or arrangements.