Valhalla Funeral Home and Memory Gardens

Since 1972, when Valhalla Memory Gardens was founded on a beautiful North Alabama hillside, the Valhalla staff has taken pride in being responsive to each family's needs. Personal attention and genuine care are the most important services provided by Valhalla Memory Gardens and Funeral Home, and Faith Memorial Park. At Valhalla Memory Gardens and Funeral Home, and Faith Memorial Park, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. For those who would like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. VALHALLA FUNERAL HOME The handsome Georgian-style Valhalla Funeral Home is located on the grounds of Valhalla Memory Gardens. Thoughtfully designed with your family's comfort in mind, the 20,000-square-foot funeral home boasts four spacious staterooms, a chapel with seating for more than 350 guests, a private family area and a flower shop. Every decision concerning funeral and cemetery arrangements can be made from one convenient location. Our professional staff can help you plan the service you want, as well as help you file for insurance, social security and/or veterans' benefits. VALHALLA MEMORY GARDENS Valhalla Memory Gardens, located on a beautiful North Alabama hillside, is a place of serene beauty and thoughtful remembrance. Whatever the time of year, Valhalla's natural beauty is endlessly comforting and evokes the wonder of the never-ending cycle of seasons. Valhalla Memory Gardens offers traditional ground burial, lawn crypts, mausoleum entombment, as well as options for those who choose cremation. Six gardens at Valhalla are designed for traditional ground burial—each distinguished by a life-sized sculpture of a Biblical subject. These works of art, carved of white Italian Carrara marble, were designed by internationally renowned artist, Dominic Zappia. Aboveground mausoleum entombment can also be found at Valhalla. The mausoleum buildings at Valhalla are separated by open pavilions used for committal services and meditation. The Chapel of Devotion, made of native stone and completed in 1974, was Huntsville's first community mausoleum. The mausoleum buildings also include several marble-faced columbaria—niches for urns containing cremated remains. In the Chapel of Love, niches with glass facings reveal the elegance of bronze urns. The Garden of Crosses features over 1,000 lawn crypts, a burial option favored by many families because it combines the best aspects of ground interment and aboveground entombment. Valhalla Memory Gardens honors those who have served our country by offering more than 1,000 lawn crypts in the Valor Garden that are specifically reserved for veterans. These include double-depth and side-by-side crypts. FAITH MEMORIAL PARK Faith Memorial Park serves families on the west side of Huntsville. Like Valhalla, Faith Memorial Park utilizes the gently sloping parkland for traditional interment, with mausoleums and lawn crypts on the terraced hillside behind the main gardens.


Our Obituaries

Hestal Dean Martin

February 12, 1933 - April 22, 2017

Hestal Dean (Cox) Martin of Madison passed away Saturday, April 22 surrounded by her family at her home. Ms. Martin was born in Mercer, Tennessee and moved to Huntsville in 1963. She retired from JC Penney after twenty-five years of service in their financial department. She was a master seamstress and owned her own business creating custom drapery, home décor and bedspreads; but her...
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Edith Louise Buchanan

December 6, 1926 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Edith Louise Buchanan

December 6, 1926 - April 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Barney H. Roberts

January 21, 1933 - April 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Hesta Kaylor Farrow

November 28, 1928 - April 18, 2017

Hesta Kaylor Lightfoot Farrow, born November 28, 1928 in Limestone County, Alabama; died April 18, 2017 in Huntsville Hospital. She was the daughter of the late Rev. Lemuel Jefferson and Johnnie Hanson Kaylor.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Barton Lightfoot Jr,; and siblings, Mary Kaylor, Myrtle (Pickett) Esslinger, Lillian (Gene) Botsford, Helen ...
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Barbara Louise Robertson

February 17, 1929 - April 13, 2017

BARBARA LOUISE ROBERTSONFebruary 17, 1929 – April 13, 2017 Barbara Louise Robertson, 88, passed away peacefully Thursday night, at Regency Retirement Village in Huntsville, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Robertson is preceded in death by her parents, Turner Batley and Pearl Wesson Batley; and her loving husband of 64 years, A.M. “Smokey” Robertson. Left...
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Ernest Pharoll Williams

March 10, 1937 - April 13, 2017

Ernest Pharoll Williams was born in Norwalk, CT. He graduated from Norwalk High School, and then attended Howard University. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted in the US Army and achieved the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3).In July 1961, he and his beloved wife Gay were joined in holy matrimony. From their union, two beautiful children were born: Cheryl Joy, and Daryl Ernest.Ernie, as his...
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Alma Elizabeth Hancock

August 3, 1929 - April 11, 2017

ALMA ELIZABETH (GENTLE) HANCOCK, 87Alma Elizabeth Hancock, 87, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away peacefully at her home on April 11, 2017, after an extended illness.Visitation will be held at Valhalla Funeral Home in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday, April 14, 2017, between 1:00 and 3:00 pm, with the funeral immediately following.Funeral services will be officiated by the Reverends Krel Buckelew,...
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Jimmy Ray Jones

November 14, 1947 - April 9, 2017

JIMMY RAY JONESNovember14, 1947 – April 9, 2017 Jimmy R. Jones passed away at his residence on Sunday with his loving wife Donna by his side. Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Audrey Brewer Jones. Left to cherish his memory is his faithful wife of close to 30 years, Donna Overbeek Jones; his two brothers, Jackie Jones (Iris) of...
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Arthur McKinley Crawford

December 31, 1928 - April 9, 2017

Arthur McKinley Crawford, 88, of Huntsville passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lawanda Crawford; parents, Rev. Roy and Leta Crawford; sisters, Guyla Page, Lena Dean, Lola Hawkins; brothers, Edward Crawford, Dick Crawford, Arnett Crawford.He is survived by his loving wife, Fran Hamilton Crawford; two sons, Gary Crawford (Cheri), Robert Crawford ...
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Hilde Ann Wright

April 18, 1926 - April 9, 2017

Hilde Ann Wright, 90, of Huntsville passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017.She is survived by her three children, Maureen Anderton, Susan Thomas and Gordon Wright, Jr.; and 9 grandchildren.A celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Please sign her guest registry at www.valhallafunerals.com.
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Mary Ella Lugo

September 4, 1935 - April 7, 2017

MARY ELLA LUGOApril 7, 2017On April 7, 2017, Mary Ella Lugo was called home to spend an eternity in the presence of her Creator, her Lord and Savior. Mary gave her tender heart to God at an early age, and she lived her entire life following the word of God and anticipating the rewards she would receive when heaven’s gates were opened.Mary was a beautiful lady – radiant, glowing, kind...
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Nellie Rush BOLES

February 3, 1925 - April 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Maria Speakes Champion

January 23, 1965 - April 4, 2017

Roseanna “Maria” Speakes Champion, 52, of Huntsville AL passed away on April 4, 2017 with her family by her side. She was born on January 23, 1965 to Christine Blevins Speakes and Harold Eugene Speakes. Maria was a member of First Baptist Church Meridianville where she served faithfully for 20 years. She graduated high school at West Blocton, Alabama and earned a Bachelor of Science...
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Christiane Barbara Hausner-Wernli

December 25, 1940 - April 3, 2017

Christiane (Tina) Hausner-WernliDecember 25, 1940 – April 3, 2017 Christiane Hausner-Wernli passed away on April 3, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family after a short but courageous fight against her cancer. A memorial service will be held on April 22, 2017 at the Valhalla Funeral Home Chapel on Winchester Road at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Russel Hill...
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Shelby Jean McDaniel

April 10, 1937 - April 2, 2017

Shelby McDaniel, 79, of Huntsville passed away on April 2, 2017.She is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Glenn McDaniel and parents, Elmer Lee and Katie West; sisters, Brenda Carter, Hazel Hornbuckle and Louise Brooks; and brothers, Charles and Lee West. Shelby is survived by her daughters, Debbie Hagood and husband Scott and Patricia Black and husband Stewart; four grandchildren;...
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Shirley Pennington Hale

July 23, 1928 - April 1, 2017

Shirley Pennington “Lee” HaleJuly 23, 1928 – April 1, 2017Shirley Pennington Hale, 88 of Huntsville, Alabama passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents, Shirley and Elizabeth Hale; wife, Catherine Hale; son, John Hale; grandson, A.J. Kirkland; brother, Richard Hale.Mr. Hale is survived by his daughter, Suzanne Skiles (Brad) of Huntsville, AL...
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Donald Arthur Conley

July 30, 1918 - April 1, 2017

Donald A. Conley, age 98 of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away quietly on Saturday April 1, 2017. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm, in the Magnolia Room of Magnolia Trace, Huntsville. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to The Alzheimer's Association (http://www.alz.org). Donald was born July 30, 1918, on a farm near Cheney, WA, to Roydal and...
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Mary Alice Suns

October 18, 1934 - April 1, 2017

Mary Alice Gipson Suns was born in Madison County, AL to James W. and Oma D. (Newby) Gipson. Mrs. Suns passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017. She grew up in and around the Huntsville area, picking cotton and knowing hard work from an early age. At the age of 16, she married the love of her life, Joseph Robert Suns on June 30, 1951. They were married for over 60 years, until his death in 2012....
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Nahum Onesimus Childs

May 9, 1933 - March 30, 2017

NAHUM ONESIMUS CHILDSMay 9, 1933 – March 30, 2017 Nahum O. Childs, 83, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 30, 2017. His parents, Alvin and Vesta Miller Childs; and three brothers preceded Mr. Childs in death. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of close to 57 years, Erma Parrish Childs; three sons, Joe Childs (Lisa) of Huntsville, Leon Childs (Karla) of...
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Catherine Krasovsky Heimann

December 1, 1922 - March 30, 2017

Catherine Kravosky Heimann On March 30, 2017 Catherine (Kay) Heimann passed away peacefully in her home in Huntsville. Catherine was 94 years old and had lived in Huntsville since 1966. At one time, she had been employed by the Post Exchange on Redstone Arsenal in the Military Clothing Sales Department. Catherine was born in Indianola, Pennsylvania December 1, 1922 to Michael...
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Albien Leon Taylor

July 23, 1929 - March 29, 2017

ALBIEN LEON TAYLORJuly 23, 1929 – March 29, 2017 Albien L. Taylor, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday at Magnolia Trace in Huntsville surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Jewel Henry Taylor; and a brother, Vernon Taylor. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 63 years, Shizue Negishi Taylor; three sons,...
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Donald Calvin Taylor

July 27, 1924 - March 26, 2017

Donald C. Taylor, formerly of Huntsville, passed away at his home in Chattanooga, Tennessee on Sunday, March 26 at the age of 92. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Betty Lou Taylor.He is survived by his three children, Richard Taylor (Wanda), Curtis Taylor (Joan) and Jeanine Taylor Wright (Alan); six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was a long-time member of First...
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Edith Joy Harris

October 5, 1924 - March 23, 2017

EDITH JOY HARRISOctober 5, 1924 – March 23, 2017Edith Joy Harris, 92, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening at Crestwood Medical Center. Ms. Harris was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Samuel and Fannie Bell White Frazier; her loving husband of 40 years, Howard B. Harris; five brothers; a sister; and a daughter.Left to cherish her precious memory are her three sons and two...
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Minnie Kathryn Watz

March 22, 1928 - March 22, 2017

Minnie Kathryn Watz, 89, of Huntsville passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Her husband, John Olaf Watz; and her mother, Amy W. Edwards, precede her in death. She is survived by her children, Kathryn A. Watz, Karen E. Radke, John O. Watz (Laura), Amy M. Blanks (Greg); grandchildren, Robert C. Glover, Daniel S. Glover, Kristopher J. Radke, Karl A. Radke, Anthony S. Atchley, John O....
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Charlene E. Hill

February 12, 1935 - March 22, 2017

CHARLENE ELIZABETH HILLFebruary 12, 1935 – March 22, 2017 Charlene Elizabeth Hill, 82, of Huntsville passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Henry Hill. She is survived by two sons, Buddie Hill (Becky) and Alan Hill (Culise); grandchildren, Eric Hill (Whitney), Jason Hill (Maggie), Courtney Hill and Coleman Hill; and...
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Stanley Stanley Daniel

March 31, 1938 - March 20, 2017

Biographical:Mr. Irvin Stanley “Stan” Daniel, age 78, passed on March 20, 2017 and was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Maria Daniel. He was born on March 31, 1938 in McAlpin, WV. As a young man, Stan was known as “Rock,” learning to fight early on for all he believed in and becoming an accomplished Golden Glove Boxer. A dedicated husband and father, he loved...
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Lucille Bowling Bartley

February 13, 1925 - March 17, 2017

Mrs. Lucille Bowling Bartley passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017, at her daughter’s home in Huntsville, Alabama. Lucille was born in Bowling Fork, Kentucky, on February 13, 1925, one of twelve children of Lesta Yates Bowling and Lon Bowling. She was 92 years old.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, Dewey Bartley; her brothers, Marcus and Martin Bowling (twins...
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Maria Sylvia Tocci

August 25, 1934 - March 14, 2017

SYLVIA TOCCIAugust 25, 1934 – March 14, 2017 Sylvia Tocci, 82, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning at Brookshire in Huntsville. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Marie Kleiner Schmid. Left to treasure her precious memory is her daughter, Michelle Monroe (Dennis) of Brownsboro, AL; her son, Michael Tocci (Nora) of Albuquerque, NM; three grandchildren...
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Ronald Gordon Lassiter

November 18, 1949 - March 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Kara Ann Case

January 14, 1992 - March 8, 2017

Kara Ann Case, 25, of Gurley passed away On March 8, 2017 in Huntsville. Left to cherish her memories are her Father, Paul Meeks; Mother, Stephanie Case; Sisters, Bailee Meeks, Faith Meeks, Ashley Lawson, Whitney Lawson; Brothers, Brennan Meeks and Blake Jones; Grandparents, Mary Buchanan and Fred Case; Aunt, Amanda Case; Uncles, Bo Buchanan, Alton Buchanan and Jerry Meeks, there are also several...
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Larry Frank Mangrum

November 19, 1947 - March 8, 2017

Mr. Larry Frank Mangrum 69 of New Market, AL passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. He is survived by his wife of 34 years Sandra Mangrum and extended family. Larry was a man of quiet strength, a loving and supportive husband who will greatly be missed. Born in Beech Hill, TN on November 19, 1947 to Frank N. and Ella Mae (Roberts) Mangrum. The family moved to Elkton, TN where he graduated...
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Bessie Lee Borden McDowell

June 17, 1922 - March 6, 2017

OBITUARYMy Mom, Bessie Lee Borden-McDowell was born on June 17, 1922 to the late Parem Borden and the Late Mary Chavers-Borden. She was named Bessie in honor of their first born Lizzie, who died at birth.My mom quit school after the 7th grade to help her mom rear her two younger children.In 1944 my mom married Walter Brownlow and moved to Evanston, IL. By mutual consent, they agreed for her to...
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Lewis Howard Vaughn

June 8, 1933 - March 4, 2017

Lewis Howard "Boo" Vaughn Jr.June 8, 1933 – March 4, 2017Lewis H Vaughn Jr. 83 of Huntsville passed away peacefully Saturday, March 4, 2017. Mr. Vaughn is preceded in death by his parents Lewis Howard Vaughn Sr. and Hazel Joyner, wife of 63 years Nellie Jo Vaughn, his daughter Jeanne Vaughn Underwood. Mr. Vaughn was retired from the Federal Government as a Computer Programmer. Mr....
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Melba Pauline Peppers

April 8, 1939 - March 3, 2017

MELBA PAULINE PEPPERSApril 8, 1939 – March 3, 2017 Melba P. Peppers, 77, passed away peacefully on Friday morning at Huntsville Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Adolph and Pearl Smith Bergemann. Left to cherish her precious memory is her loving husband of 52 Years, Delmer D. “Wayne” Peppers; daughter, Diane...
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Ltc William Herbert Griswold

June 17, 1926 - March 3, 2017

LTC (Ret) William Herbert Griswold, a resident of Redstone Village, passed away March 3, 2017 at the age of 90. He was born on June 17, 1926 in Noblesville, Indiana to William H. and Helen McCarthy Griswold. William received a Chemical Engineering degree from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University. In addition, he received an Accounting Certificate from the University of Alabama...
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Evelyn Gann Cook

January 4, 1919 - March 1, 2017

Evelyn Gann Cook passed away on March 1, 2017at the Ridgeview Healthcare Service in Jasper, AL.Evelyn was born on January 4, 1919 in Carbon Hill, Alabama. She graduated from Carbon Hill High School in 1937. Beginning in her early teens, she worked at a local drug store. After her marriage in 1941, she and her husband bought that local drug store and she continued to work there until she...
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Margaret Jean Grunwald

January 16, 1926 - February 24, 2017

Margaret Jean Grunwald was born January 16, 1926 in Rector, Arkansas. She died February 24, 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama.Margaret was married 69 years to Wilbur Eugene (Bill) Grunwald. They married on July 11, 1947 at First Baptist Church in Royal Oak, Michigan. They met when they were just 11 years old, and began dating when they were 15.After high school, she first went to Antioch College in...
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Robert Lee Pearson

February 28, 1928 - February 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Robert Rueal Zavala

June 6, 1944 - February 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Marcelo Lara

June 6, 1936 - February 22, 2017

MARCELO LARAJune 6, 1936 – February 22, 2017 Marcelo Lara, age 80, of Athens, AL formerly of Huntsville, AL passed away at his home on February 22, 2017 after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elizardo Lara and Amelia Mascuñana Lara. Mr. Lara was born in New York City and moved to Tampa, FL when he was a teenager. After graduating from...
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Ursel Katharina Sias

December 29, 1938 - February 19, 2017

Ursel Katharina Sias, 78 of Brownsboro, AL passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Mrs. Sias will be laid to rest on Friday, March 17, 2017 in Valhalla Memory Gardens at 2:00pm. Please sign her guest registry at www.valhallafunerals.com.
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Lois Motes Hill

August 4, 1936 - February 19, 2017

Lois Inez Motes Hill, 80, of Huntsville, AL was born August 4, 1936 in Decatur, Morgan County, AL. She was carried home in the arms of her Lord on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from Huntsville Hospital.She was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Ruth Irene Armstrong Motes. She graduated from Speak High School in 1953 having taught school her senior year due to a shortage of teachers....
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Gladys Ann Cox

July 4, 1934 - February 16, 2017

GLADYS ANN COXJuly 4, 1934 – February 16, 2017 Gladys Ann Cox, 82, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Horace and Sally Bunn Birdsong; and her husband of 55 years, Jack Cox. Left to cherish her precious memory is her loving daughter, Pamela Marona of Huntsville; one brother, Thomas Larry Birdsong of...
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Johnnie Dawn Crone

July 2, 1951 - February 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Vivian Teague McCollum

July 7, 1921 - February 15, 2017

Vivian Teague McCollum, 95, passed from this life into eternal communion with the Lord on February 15, 2017. She is deeply loved and will be dearly missed. Vivian is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Newton and her husband, Paul, of Florence; two grandchildren, Leslie Newton Dobbs (Shane) of Birmingham and Andy Newton of Washington, DC; and two great-grandchildren, John and Jack Dobbs. She was...
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Bobby Jones Hamilton

September 19, 1960 - February 12, 2017

Bobby HamiltonSeptember 19, 1960 – February 12, 2017 Bobby Hamilton has gained his Angel Wings. He was at home, surrounded by his siblings when he passed from this realm to the next. Bobby was a native of Huntsville. He was a longtime employee of Bennett’s Nursery. He was a member of Lakewood Baptist Church. Bobby was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Hamilton Greene; and...
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Margarete H. Beaverson

December 6, 1935 - February 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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James Bruce Clark

January 24, 1929 - February 5, 2017

JAMES BRUCE CLARKJanuary 24, 1929 – February 5, 2017 James B. Clark, 88, passed away peacefully Sunday afternoon at Redstone Village surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Clark was preceded in death by his parents, Ebb and Carrie Hambrick Clark. Left to cherish his memory are his children, grandchildren and numerous other friends. “Bruce”, as...
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Billie Sisk Loveday

January 18, 1936 - February 3, 2017

Billie Sisk Loveday, 81, of Huntsville passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Mack and Lucy Faulkner; four sons, Wendell Sisk, Roger Sisk, Kenneth Sisk and Ronnie Loveday. Mrs. Loveday is survived by her husband, Donald Loveday; sons, Jackie Sisk of Maysville, Bobby Loveday (Tanya) of Lacey Springs, Donnie Loveday of Huntsville; daughters, Josie Cree ...
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Cherita Lynn Jordan

January 25, 1963 - January 27, 2017

Cherita Lynn Jordan, 54, of Laceys Spring, passed away Friday, January 27,2017 in the Huntsville Hospital.Cherita is survived by her husband, Junior Jordan; daughter, Michelle L. Jordan, of Lacey's Spring; son, Michael Lee (Olivia) Jordan, Hazel Green; mother, Carolyn McCormick, Huntsville; sister, Judy (Larry) Bevis, Florence; Father-in-law, Tommy Jordan, Gurley; brother, Frank (Brenda)...
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John Scott Cole

December 11, 1949 - January 27, 2017

John Scott Cole Jr., 67, passed away Friday, January 27, 2017. John was born in Montgomery, AL to John Scott Cole Sr. and Bobby Lee Cole and was a lifetime resident of Huntsville. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Brenda Morris.Left to cherish his precious memory is his wife, Pam Cole; his children, Chuck (Wendy) Cole, Scott Cole, Michael (Jessica Rose) Cole and Jessica ...
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Delbra Nell Loveday

February 10, 1951 - January 25, 2017

Delbra (Debbie) Loveday, 65, of Estillfork, was called home by her dear Lord on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, in Huntsville, Alabama. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Billy Wayne Loveday; son, George (Lisa) Loveday; daughter, Wanda (Gary) Elliott; grandchildren, Alex, Victor, Harlan and Maeve Loveday; great grandchildren, Ronnie, Addalena, Braxton, Bryleigh, Caleb, Ryleigh and Kiley;...
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Sandra Stafford

March 9, 1934 - January 25, 2017

Sandy StaffordSandra El Rowe was born to El (nee: Härms) and Don Rowe in Indianapolis, Indiana on 9 March 1934. Young Sandy was a very quiet girl who loved to read. She was often immersed in a book or alternately lost in inventive stories with an extensive collection of paper dolls. Shirley Temple and Fred Astaire dolls were special favorites. She was also immersed in her church. It...
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Terrell Edgar Nelson

January 8, 1944 - January 24, 2017

Terrell Edgar Nelson was born on January 8, 1944, and departed the earth for heaven on January 24, 2017. Born in Madison County, Alabama, Terrell was raised by his loving grandparents, Edgar and Mary Brown. He accepted Jesus as his Savior when he was a young man, and was baptized at Northside Baptist Church. On April 2, 1964, he married the love of his life, Bonnie Chloe Manley at Antioch...
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Bobbie Nell CHARLTON

April 16, 1927 - January 21, 2017

Bobbie Rogers Charlton, 89, of Arlington, TX passed away Saturday. She was a long-time resident of Huntsville and worked at Roper’s Flowers for over 30 years.She is preceded in death by her husband, James Charlton; her daughter, Kathy Green; her brothers, Joe and Andy Rogers; and her son-in-law, Tommy Esslinger. She is survived by her daughters, Teresa Esslinger of New Market, AL and Denise...
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Jesse Roy Berry

January 14, 1936 - January 21, 2017

JESSE ROY BERRYJanuary 14, 1936 - January 21, 2017Jesse Roy Berry, 81, passed away Saturday.Left to cherish his precious memory is his brother, Carl Berry of Daleville, AL. His daughters, Elizabeth Roozitalab of Alpharetta, GA and Elaine Lozano, Dacula, GA; his sons, Saul Lazalde, Alpharetta, GA, John Berry, Huntsville and Andy Berry, also of Huntsville. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren...
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Thomas David Wiesenmaier

April 14, 1961 - January 21, 2017

Tom joined his heavenly hosts on January 21, 2017. He is preceded in death by his grandparents; Louis and Emma Wiesenmaier, Luther and Lois Slaton; uncles, Charles Slaton and Gordon Welford; aunt, Margaret Wiesenmaier.He is survived by his parents, Bernhard and Ora Lou Wiesenmaier; sister, Julie W. Shikoh; nieces, Morgan and Amanda Shikoh; aunts, Debra Slaton and Annie Jo Welford; cousins, Karen...
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Dona Lisa Lucero

June 30, 1957 - January 11, 2017

Dona Lisa LuceroJune 30, 1957 - January 11, 2017A memorial service will be in Tallapoosa, Ga. on Sunday, January 22, 2017at Mt. Zion (West) Baptist Church Cemetery at 2:00 PM.
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Blanche Pagel McCracken

August 25, 1923 - January 10, 2017

Blanche Pagel McCracken, age 93, of Huntsville, AL, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.Funeral Service will be held at Valhalla Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at 1:00pm. Interment will follow in Valhalla Memory Gardens. Pastor Dennis Fakes officiating.Mrs. McCracken was preceded in death by her husband, Seth McCracken.Mrs. McCracken leaves to cherish her precious memory son,...
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Donna Short Turner

December 2, 1947 - January 9, 2017

Donna Short TurnerDecember 2, 1947 – January 9, 2017 Donna Short Turner, 69 years old of Huntsville AL, passed away on Jan 9th, 2017 at Crestwood Hospital.She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Forbes; grandson, Randy Miles; great-grandson, Nile; sister, Doris Glidewell.She was employed at GTE for 12 years and PASCO for 12 years.There will be a Memorial Service at Valhalla Funeral Home,...
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George William Maybee

August 18, 1931 - January 8, 2017

August 18, 1931 – January 8, 2017 George William Maybee, 85, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at his home in Harvest, AL.George is survived by his wife, Madalyn Maybee of Huntsville; son, Mark W. Maybee of Huntsville; daughters, Betsy M. Jarrett of Huntsville, Suzanne M. Sons of Madison, and Jennifer M. Kilpatrick of Decatur; sister, Lorna Maybee Tillson of Oregon; 7...
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Lillian Chapital West

October 10, 1934 - January 6, 2017

Lillian Chapital West, the wife of the late Clifford James West Sr. and longtime devoted friend of Louis McCray was called home to glory on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the age of 82. She was born in New Orleans on October 10, 1934 to the late Alma and Alvin Chapital Sr. She leaves to cherish her memory her six children, Clifford James West Jr. (Andrea) or New Orleans, Anthony West (Ann) of Biloxi,...
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Minnie Estelle Swan

May 13, 1923 - January 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Linda Franziska Wilson

September 3, 1927 - January 4, 2017

Linda F. Wilson, 89 of Huntsville, AL passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017. You may visit with the family on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 10:00am until 12:00pm at Whitesburg Baptist Church Chapel. Funeral Services will follow at 12:00pm. Please sign her guest registry at www.valhallafunerals.com.
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Mary Jo Faulkner

October 8, 1924 - January 3, 2017

MARY JO FAULKNEROctober 8, 1924 – January 3, 2017Mary Jo Faulkner, 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 3, 2017. Ms. Faulkner was preceded in death by her parents, George William and Lola Vivian McDaniel Bramlett; her first husband, Harry George Jr.; her second husband, Bill Faulkner; her brother, Buddy Bramlett; and Grandson Cameron Deroche.Left to cherish her precious memory are...
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Arthur Thomas Arehart

November 26, 1927 - December 29, 2016

ARTHUR THOMAS AREHART, SR.November 26, 1927 – December 29, 2016Arthur Thomas Arehart, 89, passed away peacefully Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Alabama following a lengthy illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and three sisters.Left to treasure his memory are his wife of 60 years, Elisabeth; his daughter Anita Schmitt and...
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James Godfrey Williams

March 11, 1927 - December 27, 2016

JAMES GODFREY WILLIAMSMarch 11, 1927 – December 27, 2016 James Godfrey Williams, 89, passed away at his residence, Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Left to cherish his precious memory are his wife, Linda Williams of Huntsville; his sons, Rick (Beth) Williams, Tim (Carol) Williams, Max (Cindi) Williams, all of Huntsville; his step-sons, Dennis (Anita) Wilkerson, Daniel (Alicia...
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Betty Hoge Webb

August 4, 1947 - December 27, 2016

Betty Jean Webb, 69, passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 27, 2016 at her home in Madison, AL.A memorial service will be held on Saturday December 31st, 2016 12:00 p.m. at Valhalla Funeral Home - 698 Winchester Rd NE, Huntsville, AL 35811. There will be visitation for family and friends prior to the memorial service from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.Betty was born August 04, 1947, in...
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Tracie Dawn Pittman

February 8, 1974 - December 26, 2016

Tracie Dawn PittmanFebruary 8, 1974 – December 26, 2016Tracie Dawn Pittman, 42, of New Market, AL passed away on Monday, December 26, 2016 at Huntsville Hospital. A memorial services will be Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Love. Tracie is survived by her mother, Janet (Pedro) Maldonado; father, Michael Joe Pittman; sons, Kameron Smith and Jaxson Smith; brother, Roger...
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Barbara Ellen Doolittle

April 27, 1939 - December 24, 2016

Barbara Ellen DoolittleApril 27, 1939--December 24, 2016of Huntsville died Saturday at a local hospital. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Thomas; sons Roger (Sandi) Doolittle and Jon (Beth) Doolittle; grandchildren Kristina (Charlene) Cyr, Jon (Lindsey) Doolittle, and Roger Doolittle, Jr. ; and numerous siblings. Visitation will be Thursday, December 29 from 9am to 10am at Valhalla Funeral...
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Sanders Richardson Stewart

April 24, 1925 - December 23, 2016

SANDERS RICHARDSON STEWART, JR.April 24, 1925 – December 23, 2016 Sanders R. Stewart, 91, passed away peacefully early Friday morning at Madison Manor. Mr. Stewart was preceded in death by his parents, Sanders R. Stewart, Sr. and Lucille Savage Stewart; and his loving wife of 64 years, Jean Kennedy Stewart. Left to treasure his memory are his two sons, William K. Stewart ...
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Ellen Ruth Collier

January 6, 1936 - December 17, 2016

January 6, 1936 – December 17, 2016Ellen Ruth Collier, 80, passed away at her residence, Saturday, December 17, 2016.Left to cherish her precious memory is her daughter, Vicki NeSmith (Larry), Huntsville; sister, Jeraldine Balkenhol (Gerry), Sterling Heights, Michigan; grandsons, Chris (Christina) Beshears, Madison; Scott (Michelle) Beshears, Huntsville, Tray (Linnie) NeSmith, Guntersville;...
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Robert Phillip Teetz

November 14, 1941 - December 16, 2016

Robert P. Teetz (Bob) of Huntsville, AL, went to be with Jesus, Friday, Dec 16, 2016, at Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL. Bob Teetz was born Nov 14, 1941, in Philadelphia, PA. Married Linda Wynne, Dec 10, 1993. Robert P. Teetz served & retired from U.S. Army after 20 years of honorable service including Vietnam War. Bob also served & retired from 20 years Civil Service. All 40 years...
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Charles Henry Avery

November 2, 1933 - December 15, 2016

CHARLES HENRY AVERYNovember 2, 1933 – December 15, 2016 Charles Avery, 83, passed away peacefully at his home in Meridianville on Thursday with his loving family by his side. Mr. Avery was preceded in death by his parents, E. W. and Hazel Adcock Avery; a brother, James Avery; and a sister, Betty Brockway. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 54 years,...
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Renee Tate Allen

November 6, 1929 - December 15, 2016

Renee Tate AllenNov. 6, 1929 - Dec. 15, 2016Mattie Renee Tate Allen passed away Thursday, December 15th, at the age of 87. Originally from Ft. Payne, AL, she moved to Madison County in 1952. She taught in the Huntsville City Schools system for 20 years. Her husband of 60 years, Bonard Allen preceded her in death in 2009. Two sons, Pat and Mark Allen, a daughter, Jane Montgomery, seven...
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Patricia Ann. Marconnet

June 17, 1948 - December 14, 2016

Patricia Ann Marconnet passed away Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at the age of 68. Originally from Charleston, West Virginia, she moved to Madison Alabama in 1980 just in time to have her first Son David. She graduated as a BS Registered Nurse from Indiana University, then worked as an RN in many hospitals, clinics, and home health care agencies in Indianapolis and then in and around Huntsville....
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Patricia Ann Marconnet

June 17, 1948 - December 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Patricia Ann Marconnet

June 17, 1948 - December 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Bette H. Pena

February 25, 1926 - December 13, 2016

BETTE H. BELL PEÑAFebruary 25, 1926 – December 13, 2016Bette was the daughter of John and Alma Hood of Walker County, Alabama. She graduated from Cordova high school early left that small town to seek life and at the age of 17 went to work at Ft. McClellan during WWII where she would meet many of her lifelong friends. She would tell her children stories of that time, some sad, about...
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Harold Blake Childers

September 19, 1932 - December 12, 2016

Harold Blake Childers, 84, of Meridianville, AL passed away on December 12, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Pauline; daughters, Tammy (Greg) Elders and Becky (Charlie) Bryant; grandchildren, Jared and Jacob Elders, Bailey and Blake Bryant. He was a resident of Madison County for 59 years. He retired as an agent from Nationwide Insurance.Visitation will be at Valhalla Funeral Home...
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Deborah Duke Elliotte

May 4, 1952 - December 8, 2016

Deborah Duke Elliotte, 64 of New Market, Alabama passed away Thursday, December 8, 2016. She was preceded in death by her father, Luther Marion Duke. Deborah was a retired registered nurse. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Deborah is survived by her two sons, Patrick R. Wilson; Jonas J. Wilson (Emily) all of New...
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John Charles Leasher

April 9, 1951 - December 6, 2016

JOHN C. LEASHER, JR.April 9, 1951 – December 6, 2016 John Leasher, 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Somerville, AL on Tuesday afternoon surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Leasher was preceded in death by his father, John C. Leasher, Sr. Left to cherish his precious memory is his mother, Doris Kelly of Harmony, PA; loving wife, Susan Edmunds Leasher of Somerville...
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Paul Kenneth Walker

June 4, 1938 - December 4, 2016

Paul Kenneth “Ken” WalkerJune 4, 1938 – December 4, 2016Ken Walker, 78, of Huntsville passed away Sunday. Ken was the son of William and Bertha Walker of Huntsville. He attended the Alabama School for the Deaf. Ken was a member of West Huntsville Church of Christ.Mr. Walker was preceded in death by his daughter, Tammy Walker Atchley. Survivors include wife of 56 years, Jean...
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Beverly Jeanette Coleman

May 20, 1965 - November 29, 2016

BEVERLY JEANETTE COLEMANMay 20, 1965 – November, 29, 2016Left to cherish her precious memory are her sons, Adam Coleman, Cody Coleman and Dustin Coleman, all of Huntsville; mother, Jeanette Posey, of Decatur; father, Dexter Houser, of Lawrenceburg, TN; mother-in-law, Retha Coleman, of Midway, GA; brother, Micheal Houser of Flint; sister, Tina (Anthony) Manchester, of Decatur, AL; sister-in...
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Lorene Carwile Brown

August 8, 1923 - November 27, 2016

Lorene Carwile Brown, of Huntsville, AL, passed away Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 at the age of 93.Mrs. Brown was born Aug. 8, 1923 in Limestone County to Norris and Lula Cornelia Turner Carwile. She is preceded in death by her parents; her six siblings; and her husband, Marvin W. Brown. Survivors include her daughter, Jennifer and husband, L.M. DeMarcus; grand-daughters, Melissa and Diego Gimenez and...
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Lorene Carwile Brown

August 8, 1923 - November 27, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Barbara DeGalleford Carter

February 28, 1939 - November 24, 2016

BARBARA D. CARTERFebruary 28, 1939 – November 24, 2016 Barbara D. Carter, 77, passed away peacefully Thursday night, surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Mildred Lancaster DeGalleford; her daughter, Kelley Carter Wiseman; and son-in-law Steven James Wiseman. Left to cherish her precious memory is her loving husband of 55 years,...
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Larry Wayne Canter

November 27, 1936 - November 22, 2016

Larry Wayne Canter was born on November 27, 1936 in Lindale, Georgia to Clyde and Florence Canter. He and his younger brother Walter, nicknamed “Preacher,” enjoyed most of their childhood in Piedmont, AL where he loved to fish and frog hunt.Larry loved sports from a young age and played football at Piedmont High School. He played center and he was captain of the football team his...
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Samuel David Harris

February 8, 1931 - November 19, 2016

Sam Harris, 85 of Maysville passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016. He is preceded in death by his son, David Harris.He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Evelyn Harris; two children, Susan Borth (Dan) and Don Harris (Suzann); five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.Sam served in the United States Army for two years.You may visit with the family on Tuesday, November 22, 2016...
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Henrietta Hoffman

December 5, 1945 - November 19, 2016

Henrietta HoffmanDecember 5, 1945 – November 19, 2016 Funeral service will be on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 1:00 P. M.Graveside service in Valhalla Memory GardensThere is no visitation for the public
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Rosemarie Franco-Browder

March 21, 1925 - November 18, 2016

Rosa Maria Franco of Huntsville, Alabama passed away November 18, 2016 . She was preceded in death by Husband, Dr. Salvador Franco Browder; and their Son, Salvador Franco-Ruiz . She is survived by Grandchildren, Christopher, Dustin, Sean, Brianna ,and Alex; Great grandchildren, as well as many Nieces, Nephews and Friends.A Memorial Service will be held at 1pm on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at...
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Brandon Heath Tidmore

October 13, 1977 - November 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Robert Edward Farrell

August 16, 1931 - November 13, 2016

Robert Edward Farrell Sr.August 16, 1931 – November 13, 2016 Robert Edward Farrell, Sr., 85, of Huntsville, AL passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 13, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, Woodie Lee Farrell, Sr. and Nellie Darling Farrell. Mr. Farrell is survived by his loving Wife, Betty Forsyth Farrell; one son, Bobby Farrell; daughter, Denise Cox (David...
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Alice Maude Hogan

August 17, 1920 - November 13, 2016

Alice Maude Hill HoganAugust 17, 1920 – November 13, 2016 Alice M. Hogan 96, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 13, 2016 in Ashland, AL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Darsey and Ura Duffy Hill; her loving husband of over 66 years, Earnest Hogan; and several brothers and sisters. Left to cherish her precious memory is her son, William E. (Diane) Hogan of...
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Imogene Goldie Pendergrast

August 15, 1931 - November 5, 2016

Imogene V. Pendergrast passed away peacefully with her granddaughters by her side on November 5, 2016. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Valhalla Funeral Home, with Sis. Fae Harwell officiating. Burial will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. prior to the chapel service...
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Richard Louis Carzoli

March 24, 1940 - November 1, 2016

RICHARD LOUIS CARZOLIMarch 24, 1940 – November 1, 2016Richard Louis Carzoli, age 76, of Huntsville, Alabama, passed away, Tuesday, November 1, 2016 from complications due to Alzheimer’s disease.Born in Ankeny, Iowa, March 24, 1940, to Leno and Rose (Fontanini) Carzoli, Richard was a pilot at a young age, following his love for airplanes. He graduated from Ankeny High School in 1958,...
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William Enoch Martin

May 15, 1926 - October 30, 2016

William Enoch MartinMay 15, 1926 – October 30, 2016William (Bill) Martin, age 90, of Meridianville, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday at his residence in Anniston, AL.Mr. Martin was born in Greensboro, AL. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 1990.He served his country during World War II with the 80th Division 2nd Battalion, 318th Infantry Regiment Company G, under...
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Suzette Marie Dunn

September 2, 1942 - October 29, 2016

SUZETTE MARIE DUNNSeptember 2, 1942 – October 29, 2016 Suzette Marie Dunn, 74 of Huntsville, AL passed away Saturday, October 29, 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Alfred and Constance Marie Davies. Left to cherish her memory is her four children, Tony Dunn (Judy) of Northport, AL, Toby Dunn (Shelaine) of Florence, AL, Tami Windham (Mitchell) of Mobile,...
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Donald Ardell Page

July 5, 1935 - October 29, 2016

DONALD ARDELL PAGE July 5, 1935 – October 29, 2016Donald Ardell Page was born on July 5, 1935 in Dry Prong, Louisiana at his family home. He passed away on October 29, 2016 at his home in Huntsville, AL. Donald graduated from high school in Texas in 1952 and married his high school sweetheart Marjorie Green Page on February 18, 1954 at his parents’ home.He is survived by his wife;...
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