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

Dorothy Jean Casteel

May 2, 1940 - January 28, 2018

Dorothy Jean Casteel, 77 of Huntsville, AL passed away Sunday, January 28, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Burl Casteel; infant son, Michael Ray; and her parents, Herbert and Melzena Bodine Taylor. Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Rhonda Alexandria (Mike) of Lebanon, TN and Donna Fordham (Chris) of Greer, SC; two grandchildren, Shannon Hamaker (Kevin) of Arab...
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Paul Swoveland

November 18, 1955 - January 28, 2018


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Martha Jane Schlapbach

January 30, 1934 - January 28, 2018

Martha J. Schlapbach, (Anderson) age 83 of Huntsville, died January 28, 2018. She was born January 30, 1934, in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Marvin Anderson and Winifred Rennie Anderson. Martha was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and longtime member of the choir at the First Church of God, Huntsville.Martha is survived by her daughter, Marilyn (Mark) Feather; sons, Mike and Mark; her...
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Betty Ruth Nayman

September 28, 1939 - January 27, 2018


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Lorraine Peterson Poland

October 26, 1926 - January 26, 2018

Lorraine Peterson Poland, 91, of Harvest, AL passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Ansil E. Poland; and her parents, Lawrence and Violet Johnson Peterson.Mrs. Poland is survived by her daughter, Lizabeth Meador (Mike); son, Michael Poland (Debbie); three grandchildren, Jennifer Abernathy, Amanda Reed and Fletcher Poland; seven great...
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Claud E. Martin

July 7, 1931 - January 20, 2018


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Deborah Staples Bains

November 4, 1953 - January 19, 2018

Deborah Staples Bains ("Debbie") passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 following a brief battle with cancer. She was a treasured wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and teacher. She is a graduate of Lee High School in Huntsville, Alabama, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Athens State University. A devoted educator, she began her career teaching physical...
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Wendell Nmn Thornton

March 31, 1933 - January 19, 2018

Wendell Thornton, Sr., 84, of Huntsville, Alabama passed away on Friday January 19th at 12:05pm at Huntsville Hospital. He was born in Hazlehurst, Georgia to Vernon Montgomery and Pauline (Ernie) Quinn Thornton. He graduated from Workmore High School in McRae, Georgia in 1949. He met the love of his life, Mildred Ann Parrish, in McRae, Georgia. They were married in the McRae Baptist Parsonage...
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Timothy Alvin Burleson

June 22, 1959 - January 19, 2018

Timothy Alvin Burleson, 58 of Hillsboro, Alabama passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018. Tim was born on June 22, 1959 in Decatur, Alabama.Tim attended Lee High School in Huntsville, AL where he graduated in 1978. He then attended business school at East Tennessee State University where he was in Phi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He received his Law Enforcement Certificate from Jacksonville State...
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Shirley Brand

July 26, 1920 - January 18, 2018

Miss. Shirley Brand, 97 of Huntsville, Alabama died January 18, 2018 at Millennium Healthcare and Rehab. Funeral services will be Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Valhalla Funeral Home with entombment to follow at Valhalla Chapel of Love Mausoleum. The family will receive friends at Valhalla Funeral Home on Tuesday, from 1:00 - 2:00 pm.Miss. Brand is survived by her sister-in-law Tassy...
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Jewel Reed

November 18, 1957 - January 17, 2018

Jewel "Rody" Reed, age 60, of Harvest, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Chapel of Valhalla Funeral Home, with Rev. Phil Lawrence officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday.Rody, as...
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Joseph Allen Willett

March 1, 1936 - January 15, 2018

Mr. Willett, 81 of New Market died Monday evening at a local hospital. He was a member of Winchester Road Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Parr Willett and his grandchild, Raymond Cole Willett.He is survived by his son, Michael Allen Willett, Sr. (Christina Cole); daughters, Lisa Willett Tyree (Harlon), Kathryn Willett; one sister, Frances Rigsby; six grandchildren...
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Marjorie B. Northrop

September 4, 1919 - January 15, 2018


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Lewis Dal Smith

December 17, 1931 - January 15, 2018

Mr. Lewis Dal Smith passed away peacefully on January 15, 2018 in Huntsville Alabama. Dal was born in New Hope, AL on Dec. 17, 1931. After graduating New Hope High School Dal joined the AIr Force and proudly served in the Korean War. He attended both The University of Alabama and Auburn University upon his return from Korea but Auburn was his heart and was where he met Jane his wife of 59...
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Hector Ramirez

November 11, 1926 - January 14, 2018

CW-3 RET. HECTOR RAMIREZ, SR.November 11, 1926 - January 14, 2018 CW-3 Hector Ramirez, Sr., 91, of Huntsville passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Mr. Ramirez was born November 11, 1926 in Caguas, Puerto Rico and has resided in Huntsville, AL for 53 years. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII, retired in 1974. Following the Army, he worked at...
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Wayne Brown

April 13, 1945 - January 11, 2018

Allen Wayne Brown, 72, of Lacey’s Spring, Alabama passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018.He is survived by his wife, Katherine, daughters, Betty Crowe (Larry) and Heather Cobb; grandsons, Matthew Crowe, Tristan, Tanner and Trevor Cobb.A Celebration of Life service, with Pastor Frankie Flack officiating, will be held at Valhalla Funeral Home on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. A one...
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Charles William Belmar

July 26, 1932 - January 11, 2018

Charles William Belmar, 85 passed from this life January 11, 2018. He was born July 26, 1932 in Des Arc, Missouri to parents, Albert Lewis Belmar and Lottie Belle Stevens (née). Charles is survived by his wife of 61 years, Georgia Jeanette Woods (née); daughter, Sandra S. Forrester, son-in-law, Mike of Taft, TN; daughter, Patty L. Belmar of Anderson, SC; granddaughters, Clara McComb Curry, Emily,...
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Martha Nell Aromatorio

January 5, 1936 - January 10, 2018

Martha Nell Aromatorio, age 82, of Gurley, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Huntsville.Visitation will be Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Valhalla Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will commence at 2:00 p.m., with Bro. Billy Loveday officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens.Martha was born January 5, 1936 in Haleyville, Alabama to...
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Martha Nell Aromatorio

January 5, 1936 - January 10, 2018

Martha Nell Aromatorio, age 82, of Gurley, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 in Huntsville. Visitation will be Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Valhalla Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will commence at 2:00 p.m., with Bro. Billy Loveday officiating. Interment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. Martha was born January 5, 1936 in Haleyville, Alabama to...
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Earnestine Tate Buchanan

January 10, 1942 - January 9, 2018

Earnestine Tate Buchanan was born on January 10, 1942 to the late Ida Scott Brewton and the late NeShine Tate Sr. On Tuesday January 9, 2018 she transcended from this earthly home to her heavenly home. She was preceded in death by her husband George Buchanan, daughters Diane Buchanan and Gwenda Barnard, one brother NeShine Tate Jr. and one sister Mary Clay.Earnestine accepted Jesus Christ as her...
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Anna Elana Riccio

February 25, 1931 - January 8, 2018

Anna Elana Riccio 86, of Harvest, AL passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, Jan 8, 2018 after a long battle with COPD. Anna was born February 25, 1931 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She loved the ocean water. Living most of her years in New York, in Long Island, New York during her childhood years, then after raising her four children, she moved to Mims, FL three miles from the ocean. From...
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Margot L. Howe

September 19, 1928 - January 8, 2018

Margot Landau Howe, age 89, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 in Madison, Alabama.A Celebration of Life will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the chapel of Valhalla Funeral Home, with Bro. Scotty Sparks officiating. Entombment will follow at Valhalla Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.Margot was born September 19, 1928 in Berlin...
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Eugene Allen Hitt

September 14, 1924 - January 6, 2018

Eugene Allen Hitt, 93, passed away peacefully at Huntsville Hospital on Saturday, January 6, 2018. LCDR Hitt was preceded in death by his parents, Earl Lee Hitt and Jesse Sarisona Saltz Hitt, his brother Frank Hitt, and his wife of over 50 years, Norma Jean Bledsoe Hitt.LCDR Hit is survived by his daughters Lois A. Beppler of Lake St. Louis, Missouri and Linda S. Kamerman of Huntsville, Alabama,...
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Laverne Boemer Parker

November 5, 1918 - January 6, 2018

LAVERNE BOEMER PARKERNovember 5, 1918 – January 6, 2018 Laverne B. Parker, 99, passed away peacefully on Saturday at South Hampton Nursing and Rehab. Ms. Parker was preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years, James C. Parker; her parents, Edward and Lillie Mueller Boemer of Brenham, TX; and her brothers, Herbert Boemer of Brenham, TX and Arnold Boemer of Dallas, TX. ...
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Odis Black

February 27, 1933 - January 4, 2018

1SGT (Ret) Odis “Jim” Black, 84 of Huntsville, AL passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018 in Franklin, TN. Jim was born in Hackleburg, Alabama on February 27, 1933. He is preceded in death by parents, Obie and Viola Black; wife, Rosemary Black, second wife, Marlene Black; two brothers, L.C. Black, Hudon Black; sister, Vauline Burnett. Jim is survived by his three sons, Chuck Black ...
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Velma Anglin Newsom

February 13, 1926 - January 2, 2018

Funeral services for Mrs. Velma Anglin Newsom will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, January 6, 2018 in the Chapel of Hixson Brothers Funeral Home in Jena with Fellowship Pastor Michael Devillier officiating. Interment will follow in the Roberts Cemetery in Kelly, Louisiana under the direction of Hixson Brothers, Jena. The family request that visitation be observed on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9:00...
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Don Morton Stotser

February 6, 1931 - January 2, 2018

DON MORTON STOTSERFebruary 6, 1931 – January 2, 2017 Don M. Stotser, 86, passed away peacefully after a brief illness, at Huntsville Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. He is preceded in death by his parents, Garold M. and Retha Aker Stotser. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of close to 65 years, Anita DeNelle Agee Stotser;...
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Mildred Dunn Hereford

September 5, 1921 - January 2, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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James Edward Evans

October 11, 1937 - December 29, 2017

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Virginia Jackson Rowe

January 13, 1922 - December 27, 2017

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Mae Gertrude McMullan

March 23, 1941 - December 24, 2017

Mae McMullan, 76, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, December 24, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Carl and Ida Viola Watson Key and three sisters. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, George McMullan; children, Sheila McMullan, Phyllis Woodward (Allen) and Alan McMullan (Laura); two sisters, Betty Lutz of Lima, Ohio and Shirley Baker of Camden, Arkansas; one...
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Verna Raye McCulloch

January 28, 1928 - December 24, 2017

Verna Raye McCulloch, age 89, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital. She was born January 28, 1928 in Russellville, AL to Charles and Addye Underwood. She was a graduate of Russellville High School. She married Mack McCulloch on October 15, 1948. She worked for BellSouth in various capacities for 25 years. Verna Raye truly lived life to the fullest through...
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Mae Gertrude McMullan

March 23, 1941 - December 24, 2017

Mae McMullan, 76, passed away peacefully at home Sunday, December 24, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, John Carl and Ida Viola Watson Key and three sisters. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, George McMullan; children, Sheila McMullan, Phyllis Woodward (Allen) and Alan McMullan (Laura); two sisters, Betty Lutz of Lima, Ohio and Shirley Baker of Camden, Arkansas;...
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Marie Marie Clement

February 1, 1936 - December 23, 2017

Marie Clement, 81 of Athens passed away on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Mrs. Clement is survived by her husband, N.H. Clement; son, Michael Clement of Huntsville; two daughters, Michelle Clement of Athens, Karen Adams of Huntsville; four grandchildren, Jack Adams III, Shannon Hall, Stephanie LeCroix (Brad), Justin Geary; six great grandchildren; one brother, James Baugh of York, PA.Marie retired...
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Darold Gene Carlat

August 4, 1931 - December 20, 2017

DAROLD GENE CARLAT, SR.August 4, 1931 – December 20, 2017 Darold G. Carlat, Sr., 86, passed away peacefully at the Bay Pines VA Healthcare on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Mr. Carlat was preceded in death by his parents, A. E. and Elsie Carlat; his wife of over 50 years, Mary H. Carlat; a sister, Betty Carlat; and two sons, Darold Jr. and Danny Carlat. Left to...
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Cass M. Davis

November 20, 1933 - December 18, 2017

Cass M. Davis, 84, of Huntsville passed from this life into his eternal reward on December 18th, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Linda Davis, parents, John and Vera Davis; brother, Martin Davis, and sisters Sarah Morgan and Carolyn Babcock.He is survived by his wife, Helen Davis; son, Michael Davis (Jill); daughter, Marie Davis; brother, Dr. T. Bob Davis (Janis); sister, Joanne Watkins...
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Barbara Tye Chapman

March 1, 1944 - December 17, 2017

Barbara Tye Chapman, March 1, 1944 to December 17, 2017. Barbara was a resident of Madison Manor where she passed away on December 17, 2017. She was born in Charleston, WV and graduated high school at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs, CO. She was a sweet and simple person and spent her life putting smiles on the faces of those who knew her and those she just met. She was preceded in death...
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Claude Andrew Brown

March 18, 1948 - December 17, 2017

CLAUDE ANDREW BROWNMarch 18, 1948 - December 17, 2017Claude Andrew Brown, 69, of Hazel Green was called home to the Lord on Sunday, December 17, 2017. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas and Lucille Lightfoot Brown; and one brother, Robert Patton, Jr.Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Dessa Nesmith Brown; son, Andre Maurice Brown; brother, Kenneth Brown; and two sisters,...
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Aj J. McNeal

November 3, 1924 - December 17, 2017

A. J. McNeal, Sr., 93, of Hazel Green, passed away Sunday, December 17, 2017. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lola Sue McNeal and two sons, A.J. McNeal Jr. and Calvin McNeal.Mr. McNeal was a US Army Veteran and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge. He had five brothers, Franklin, Earl, Charles, Cecil, and Dupree McNeal; two sisters, Eunice Campbell and Jean McNeal; and several...
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William Joseph Cox

April 29, 1963 - December 17, 2017

WILLIAM JOSEPH "Joe" COXApril 29, 1963 - December 16, 2017Joe Cox, a resident of the Floyd E. "Tut" Fann Veterans Home, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Joe was a 26-year veteran of the Alabama National Guard and U.S. Army. He retired from the military in July 2011. His career in the military encompassed several career fields, including infantry, retention, missiles, administration and...
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Robert Stephen Douglas

July 15, 1943 - December 17, 2017

ROBERT STEPHEN "BOB" DOUGLASJuly 15, 1943 - December 17, 2017A graveside service will be held in Valhalla Memory Gardens on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 2:00pm
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Hazel Emma Vargo

March 19, 1921 - December 17, 2017

Hazel Emma Vargo ("Tootie"), 96, of Huntsville, AL, formerly a long-time resident of Fort Lauderdale, FL, died peacefully on Sunday, December 17, 2017.Hazel was born on March 19, 1921, in Waynesville, MO, the daughter of Bertha Martin Brisch and Luke Brisch. Hazel grew up in St. Louis.Hazel married the love of her life, Frank J. Vargo, in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1940, raising their two...
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Basilisa Figuracion Watson

January 9, 1940 - December 16, 2017

Basilisa Figuracion Watson, 77, of Huntsville passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017. Basilisa was born January 9, 1940, in Maloco, Boljo-on, Cebu, Philippines to the late Eustequio and Francisca Cabanlit Figuracion.Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 53 years, Robert L. Watson, Jr.; son Robert L. Watson III; daughter, Beverly Mildred Watson; daughter in law, Belly Magbanua Watson; and...
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Hazel Bernice Grubbs

February 1, 1934 - December 16, 2017

HAZEL BERNICE GRUBBSFebruary 1, 1934 – December 16, 2017 Hazel B. Grubbs, 83, passed away peacefully at Brookshire Health Care on Saturday, December 16, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Thelma Cole Hooper; and her loving husband of 50 years, Gilbert Grubbs; and her 2 sons, Steven and Stanley Grubbs; and brother, William D. Hooper. Left to cherish...
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Leotis Henry

March 19, 1940 - December 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Dorothea Laurence Risker

February 15, 1919 - December 12, 2017

Joseph H. and Geneva Laurence welcomed their fourth child,Sabbath morning, February 15, 1919, in Birmingham, Alabama. Theyconsidered her a blessing and named her Dorothea "Gift of God."Her parents dedicated her to God's service.At an early age she was heard announcing to her younger siblingsthat she was a "Gift". They were not impressed. However, ninedecades later, we can all attest that she has...
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Jessie Ruth Mitchell

January 14, 1937 - December 11, 2017

Jessie Ruth Mitchell, age 80, of Meridianville, AL Passed Away on Monday December 11, 2017. Jessie was born January 14, 1937.Jessie is survived by her husband, James Claude Mitchell.Memorial services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 3:00 PM at the Spirit of Praise Church of God 135 Bob Wade Lane; Meredianville, AlabamaFond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at...
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Kenneth Allen Stoddard

August 10, 1949 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Dorothy Mae Turner

November 17, 1926 - December 10, 2017

Dorothy M. TurnerBorn Nov 17 1927 Passed away Dec 10, 2017Dorothy was born in Mansfield, Ohio to Ada Etzwiler and Albert Sprunger.She married Raymond Weld Turner on December 18, 1948. Together they lived in many locations throughout their marriage, the longest in Huntsville, Alabama where they moved in 1950.While in Huntsville Dorothy was a Charter member of Hospitality Club; she served on the...
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Leland Lyle Stokes

July 1, 1937 - December 8, 2017

Leland Lyle Stokes, Jr., 80, of Toney, Alabama passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, December 8, 2017. He was born in Centreville, Mississippi on July 1, 1937. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Diane Stokes of Toney, AL; son, Mickey Stokes (Cheryl) of Huntsville, AL; daughter, Kim Grissom (Ed) of Madison, AL; grandchildren, E. Alice Grissom of Birmingham, AL and Alan...
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Helen Niebler Cole

November 6, 1938 - December 7, 2017

Helen Niebler Cole, 79 of Huntsville, AL passed away at her home on Thursday, December 7, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. A Memorial Mass will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Alzheimer's Association in Helen's memory. Please sign her guest registry at www.valhallafunerals.com.
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Janice Phares Pate

August 3, 1946 - December 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Rendy McAlexander Ellingsen

December 10, 1952 - December 4, 2017

RENDY McALEXANDER ELLINGSENDecember 10, 1952 - December 4, 2017Rendy M. Ellingsen, 64, of Huntsville passed away peacefully at Huntsville Hospital on Monday.Left to cherish her precious memory is her husband of 23 years, Kenneth Ellingsen of Huntsville; her daughter, Roxanne Champion (Boyd) of Ft. Myers, FL; her mother, Susie Toler (Bill); one brother, Charles Lawler of Paint Rock, AL; five...
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Ivagene Hall Baxley

November 11, 1948 - December 4, 2017

Ivagene Hall Baxley, 69, of Huntsville passed away Monday, December 4, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, Garnett Hall and Agnes Biedau Hall of El Paso, Texas.Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 39 years, George Baxley; step sons, Russell (Jackie) Baxley of Greenville, SC and Rob (Meegan) Baxley of Hanahan, SC; grandson, Frank Baxley of Greenville, SC; brothers, Garnett ...
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James Oliver Lysaght

July 3, 1926 - December 1, 2017

James Oliver "Jake" Lysaght passed away December 1, 2017, surrounded by his family. A native of Cleveland, Ohio and Daytona Beach, Florida, he was the son of the late James Ray Lysaght and Elsie Becht Lysaght. Jake served in the US Navy from 1944-1946, graduated from Southwestern Louisiana Institute (LSU-Lafayette), and was employed for over 30 years at Redstone Arsenal as an aerospace engineer....
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Richard Byron Yarbrough

December 30, 1946 - December 1, 2017

Richard Yarbrough, 70, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at home in Huntsville, Alabama. He leaves his wife of 38 years, Rita (Spitzer) Yarbrough; his son Joe Yarbrough and his wife Christina (Johnston), his daughter Laura Yarbrough and her companion Larry Barkley, seven grandchildren, Ruthie, Abby, Lily, Holly, Charlotte, Wyatt, and Kelly. He is also survived by his sister,...
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Meghan Andrea Still

October 9, 1984 - November 29, 2017

Meghan Andrea Still, 33, a Huntsville native and passionate believer in the teaching of young children, passed away Wednesday November 29, 2017 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Friends are invited to a Christian Celebration of her life at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 11, 2017 at Weatherly Heights Baptist Church, 1306 Cannstatt Road, Huntsville, AL 35802 with the Revs. Dr. David B....
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Teresa Faye Carter

September 3, 1969 - November 28, 2017

In Loving MemoryTERESA FAYE CARTERSeptember 3, 1969 – November 28, 2017On November 28, 2017, Teresa Faye Carter, age 48, at home, surrounded by her family and friends peacefully entered Heaven’s Gates. Teresa was born in West Palm Beach, Florida the 2nd child of Anthony and Sherry Manfredo. She is survived by her loving Husband of 29 years, William Carter, her six beautiful children...
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Regena D. Nerren

January 9, 1939 - November 27, 2017

REGENA D. NERRENJanuary 9, 1939 – November 27, 2017Regena D. Nerren, 78, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.Mrs. Nerren leaves to cherish precious memories her beloved husband of 58 years, Billy H. Nerren; three children, Lisa Nerren Isbell (Randy), Philip Nerren, Tara Nerren Williams (Greg); seven grandchildren, Lauren Isbell Smith (Jacob), Christian...
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Francis A. Thiessen

November 20, 1937 - November 25, 2017

Francis A. Thiessen, 80 of Huntsville, AL passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Mr. Thiessen is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Thiessen; son, Stephen Thiessen (Karen). He served in the US Army, then worked as a draftsman with the Missile Defense before retirement. Francis loved the outdoors, especially feeding the animals. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.You...
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Charles Owen Fuller

September 3, 1945 - November 24, 2017

Charles Owen Fuller left his family and this life to be with the Lord on Friday, November 24, 2017. He was a loving husband, Daddy and PaPaw. He was a Christian and a member of Flint River Baptist Church in Meridianville, Al. Born in Russellville, Al, he was preceded in death by his father Lester Owen Fuller of Russellville, Al, his mother, Flossie Messer and step father Homer D. Messer of...
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Charles Owen Fuller

September 3, 1945 - November 24, 2017

Charles Owen Fuller left his family and this life to be with the Lord on Friday, November 24, 2017. He was a loving husband, Daddy and PaPaw. He was a Christian and a member of Flint River Baptist Church in Meridianville, Al. Born in Russellville, Al, he was preceded in death by his father Lester Owen Fuller of Russellville, Al, his mother, Flossie Messer and step father Homer D. Messer of...
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Betty Jo Stephens

July 21, 1930 - November 23, 2017

Mrs. Betty Jo Stephens, 87 of Fayetteville, Tennessee formerly of Huntsville died on November 23, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital with her family by her side. Mrs. Stephens work as a Dental Hygienist for several years. She is survived by 1 daughter, Debra Thompson , Fayetteville, Tennessee; by one son, Edward Lee Thompson (Mary Jim), Mulberry, Tennessee; by 3 grandchildren; Matt Thompson, Mary Lee...
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Kellie Vaughn Bentley

January 19, 1983 - November 22, 2017

Kellie Lyn Vaughn Bentley, 34, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017 from complications of asthma. She was a life-long resident of Huntsville, going to Monrovia Elementary, Monrovia Middle School and graduating from Sparkman High School in 2001. She was baptized at Holmes Street United Methodist Church and recently started attending The Church of the Highlands in Huntsville.Kellie received her...
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Jane Jane Willis

September 13, 1941 - November 22, 2017

Jane Willis, 76 of Huntsville, AL passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Betty Jane Tedder Willis (known by friends and family as Jane) was born on September 13, 1941 in Blakely, GA to the late James W. Tedder and Onie Bynum Tedder.Jane was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman. She was a loving and devoted wife for almost 56 years. She was...
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Michele Lee GONZALEZ

August 2, 1964 - November 20, 2017

MICHELE LEE GONZALEZAugust 2, 1964 – November 20, 2017Michele Lee Gonzalez, 53, passed away peacefully at Huntsville Hospital on Monday, November 20, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in South Bend, IN, but moved to Huntsville as a young girl.Left to cherish her precious memory are her parents, James and Rachel Sharp Hall; her husband of 20 years, Andrew Chynoweth; her...
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Bobby Louis Patton

October 23, 1946 - November 18, 2017

Mr. Bobby Louis Patton was born on October 23, 1946 in Madison County, Alabama to the late George Claude and Charlotte Lacy Patton. He was married to Marzie Matthews Patton On April 27, 1966. He was a dedicated member of Briar Fork CP Church in Huntsville, AL. Left to cherish his memory are 3 sisters, Avera Stewart, Dalletta Merrell (Thomas), and Deanda Smith; five brothers, George Patton (Mary),...
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Bobby Louis Patton

October 23, 1946 - November 18, 2017

Mr. Bobby Louis Patton was born on October 23, 1946 in Madison County, Alabama to the late George Claude and Charlotte Lacy Patton. He was married to Marzie Matthews Patton On April 27, 1966. He was a dedicated member of Briar Fork CP Church in Huntsville, AL.Left to cherish his memory are 3 sisters, Avera Stewart, Dalletta Merrell (Thomas), and Deanda Smith; five brothers, George Patton (Mary),...
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William Robert Dunkelberger

July 24, 1929 - November 17, 2017

William Robert “Bob” Dunkelberger died peacefully, surrounded by family on November 17, 2017 in Huntsville, AL at the age of 88Bob is survived by his wife Barbara Walker Dunkelberger, his brother David Dunkelberger of Langhorne, PA, sister Catherine Dunkelberger Marini of Niceville, FL, four (4) daughters Diane Dunkelberger Chapman and husband Arthur of Hendersonville, TN, Debra...
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Sally Moralde Arrojado

June 8, 1932 - November 13, 2017

SALUSTIANA “SALLY” ARROJADOJune 8, 1932 – November 13, 2017Salustiana “Sally” Arrojado, age 85, passed away November 13, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew Arrojado and son, Andrew Arrojado, Jr. Sally leaves to cherish her memories six sons, Darlo Arrojado (Elsa), Brendo Arrojado (Desiree) both of Canada, Bob Arrojado ...
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Hilda Iris Guzman Rodriguez

April 19, 1939 - November 12, 2017

Hilda Iris Guzman Rodriguez, 78 of Huntsville, AL passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017. She was born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico on April 19, 1939. Hilda was preceded in death by her parents, Mariana Rodriquez Morales and Eloy Guzman Diaz.Left to cherish her memories are her two daughters, Teresita Rivera (Reinaldo), Waleska Santiago (Miguel A.); four grandchildren, Miquel A. Santiago, Jr....
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Dorothy K. Schrimsher

October 17, 1930 - November 5, 2017

Mrs. Dorothy Kennamer Schrimsher passed away Sunday, November 5 in Huntsville, AL, with her family at her side.Dorothy was born on October 17, 1930 in Marshall County, AL to parents, William Jewell and Ella Bridges Kennamer. She was the oldest of six children. She graduated from Morrison High School, Warren County, TN in 1949, where she played basketball. Dorothy married Walter E. Schrimsher on...
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Jeanne Loving Wilson

January 8, 1928 - November 5, 2017

Jeanne Loving WilsonJan 8, 1928 - Nov 5, 2017Jeanne was born January 8, 1928. She was the third of four children born to the late Albert A. Loving and Marybelle Winston Loving. Her transition from this earthly realm took place November 5, 2017.She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings (Al Loving, William Loving, Barbara Ann Loving), her husband of 39 years, Charles Wilson, Sr. and two...
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Jennifer Whiteside Madison

June 22, 1960 - November 1, 2017

JENNIFER WHITESIDE MADISONJune 22, 1960 – November 1, 2017 Jennifer W. Madison, 57, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at Huntsville Hospital with her family by her side. Mrs. Madison is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Sarah Willard Whiteside; and her loving husband of close to 15 years, Mark Clark. Left to cherish her precious memory is her son, Joshua...
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Katherine Simcox Windham

January 17, 1925 - November 1, 2017

Katherine Simcox Windham, 92, of Huntsville died Wednesday November 1, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.Mrs. Windham was born in Clinchburg, VA in 1925 and was the second child of the late Mack Ellis McClelland Simcox and Ruth Dell Williams Simcox. Mrs. Windham graduated from Wallace High School in 1942. Katherine attended business college and was employed by Holston Ordnance Works in...
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Charles T. Hillis

October 2, 1935 - October 31, 2017

Charles (Charlie) T. HillisCharles was a well known local athlete who spent most of his life participating in and coaching various team sports. In 2013, he was inducted into the Madison County Sports Hall of Fame for softball. Charles began his athletic career by playing Huntsville minor league baseball. He then became a member of several softball teams during his long athletic career - Hubco,...
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Larry Gwenn MOODY

April 19, 1942 - October 30, 2017

April 19, 1942 - October 30, 2017Larry G. Moody Larry Moody, 75, of Huntsville, passed away Monday, October 30 at Huntsville Hospital. Larry was born in Winston County, Alabama. He grew up and attended school in Pleasant Grove. At the age of 17 he entered the National Guard and at the age of 19 he enlisted in the Army. He was a medic in the Army for 6 years including a tour in Vietnam where...
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Greta Joan Smith

February 10, 1935 - October 28, 2017

Mrs. Smith died at home after a long battle with Alzheimer disease. She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Kenneth C. Smith of Huntsville, AL; daughter, Twalla Smith Foster (Richard); three grandchildren, Candice Weeks (Chris), Caycee Foster and Mason Foster; and seven great-grandchildren. She graduated from Hazel Green High School where she was a cheerleader and active...
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Milvia Morales

July 19, 1969 - October 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Marzie Matthews Patton

April 7, 1948 - October 24, 2017

Mrs. Marzie Matthews Patton, 69 of Huntsville passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Public Viewing will be held on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 3:00pm until 7:00pm at Valhalla Funeral Home's Chapel. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 28th at 1:00pm at Briar Fork CP Church, 2105 Winchester Road NE, Huntsville, AL 35811 with Rev. Dr. Theodis Acklin, Pastor officiating. Mrs....
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Betty Wells ATCHLEY

June 22, 1922 - October 20, 2017

Betty “Ma Betty” Wells Atchley, 98, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 in her home after leading a long and full life surrounded by a large family and many friends. She passed away peacefully in her sleep and is reunited in death with her husband, James Howard Atchley.She is preceded in death by siblings Louise Maples, Ruby Weaver, Lucy Prince, Bob Wells, and Carl Wells. She leaves...
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Lettie Mae CARDEN

February 21, 1927 - October 20, 2017

LETTIE MAE DAUGHERTY CARDENFebruary 21, 1927 – October 20, 2017Lettie Mae Daugherty Carden, age 90 of Huntsville, passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 in Huntsville, Alabama. Lettie Mae was born in Piedmont, Alabama and resided in Huntsville prior to her death. Her parents Roy and Lorena Daugherty and three brothers, Marvin, Harold and Ken Daugherty proceeded her in death. She is survived...
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Suiko Anna Rockefeller

May 7, 1927 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Thomas Alvin Pace

April 19, 1933 - October 18, 2017

THOMAS ALVIN PACE, JR.April 19, 1933 – October 18, 2017 Thomas Alvin Pace Jr., 84, of Huntsville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Kathryn McMillian Pace; two daughters, Melanie Money and Vicki Upton both of Huntsville; three grandchildren, Jennifer Carmack (Adam), Ben Money and Travis Upton; one great-grandchild, Atticus...
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Kenneth Morris

October 23, 1933 - October 17, 2017

Kenneth L. Morris, age 83, of Huntsville, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017.He was born October 23, 1933 in New Market, AL to the late Pete and Johnny Morris. In addition to his parents, Kenneth was also preceded in death by his sister, Gracie; brother, Bobby; and son, Kenny Morris.Kenneth was a devoted member of Maysville Church of Christ. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany...
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Joaquim Marques Seco

August 9, 1934 - October 10, 2017

JOAQUIM MARQUES SECOAugust 9, 1934 – October 10, 2017 Joaquim M. Seco, 83, passed away peacefully at his residence, early Tuesday morning with his loving family by his side. “Jack” as most people knew him, was born in Coimbra, Portugal. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elias and Anna Marques Seco; two brothers; and a sister. Left to cherish...
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Boston E. Ellison

April 7, 1943 - October 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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Shirley Steger Fanning

April 6, 1913 - October 5, 2017

Huntsville native, Shirley Steger Fanning, age 104, died October 5, 2017 in Greer, SC. Her parents, Shelby B. Steger and Suella Steger; three brothers; one sister and two granddaughters preceded her in death. She was married 54 years to O.B. Fanning also of Huntsville until his death in 1988.Mrs. Fanning is survived by her daughter, Sue F. Cobb of Hendersonville, NC; son, Michael O. Fanning and...
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Correne H. Johnson

February 20, 1931 - October 4, 2017

CORRENE HANKINS JOHNSONFebruary 20, 1931 – October 4, 2017Correne Hankins Johnson, 86, passed away in Muscle Shoals, Alabama on October 4, 2017 and is survived by her son, William Patrick Huggins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles J. Johnson, her son, Kerry Weldon Huggins, and her twin sister, Catherine Hankins Casey.There will be a celebration of life this Sunday, October 8...
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Martie Eva Gimm

August 14, 1947 - October 1, 2017

Martie Eva McCurdy Gimm, 70 of Huntsville, Alabama passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017. Mrs. Gimm was born on August 14, 1947 in Davenport, Iowa. She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Frieda McCurdy; two sisters, Anne Boller and Sally Gay.Martie was a Retired Senior Logistician for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Command. She was a loving wife and mother.Left to cherish her...
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Mildred Ann Thornton

April 21, 1935 - September 27, 2017

Mildred Parrish Thornton, 82, of Huntsville passed away on Wednesday evening at Huntsville Hospital. She was born in McRae, Georgia fifth out of six to John Henry and Carmelite B. Parrish, Jr. She graduated from McRae High School in 1952.She met the love of her life, Wendell Thornton, Sr., in McRae, Georgia. They were married in the McRae Baptist Parsonage on December 17, 1952.Mildred was...
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Virginia Powell Byrd

December 25, 1934 - September 27, 2017

Virginia Powell Byrd passed away Wednesday peacefully at her home. Mrs. Byrd was born in Central, Mississippi but grew up in York, Sumter County, Alabama. She graduated from Sumter County High School where she was a cheerleader. She met the love of her life in 9th grade and married him, Clarence A. Byrd 6 years later on September 4, 1955. She moved to Auburn, Alabama and worked at a bank located...
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Ada Alberta Cook

February 21, 1926 - September 25, 2017

ADA ALBERTA WILLOUGHBY COOKFebruary 21, 1926 – September 25, 2017Ada A. Cook, age 91, passed away peacefully on Monday morning September 25 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Ada was born in Erwin, Tennessee, the daughter of Pleasant Lionel Willoughby and Roxie Mae Foster. A long-term resident of Huntsville and Rogersville, Ada lived the last years of her life in North Little Rock to be closer...
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Nancy Hanson Schuerr

December 10, 1935 - September 23, 2017

Nancy Corinne Hanson Schuerr died Saturday, September 23, 2017 after a short illness. Her funeral service will be held at Whitesburg Baptist Church ROC at 7300 Whitesburg Drive, Huntsville on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 10 a.m.Nancy Schuerr was born on December 10, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to Edward and Karin Hanson. She married Stewart Schuerr on September 13, 1958, and together they raised...
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Virginia Josephine Tipton

March 19, 1931 - September 20, 2017

Virginia Jo Tipton, 86 of Huntsville, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents, “Beaver” and Hester Green; brother, Vernon Green; and son, Frank Tipton. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 69 years, Charlie Tipton; son, Guy Tipton (Trish); three grandchildren, Todd Tipton (Chrea), Clay Tipton (Lenzy), and Cameron Tipton; step...
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Walter Jerome Hastings

April 22, 1935 - September 18, 2017

Walter J. Hastings III (Jerry), age 82, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 18,2017 surrounded by family. He was born April 22, 1935 in Huntsville, AL to Walter Jr andMary (Warden) Hastings. He graduated from Huntsville High School and attended bothAuburn University and The University of Alabama. Jerry proudly served his country in theArmy as a member of the Pathfinders of the 82d...
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James Edward Jenkins

January 30, 1929 - September 17, 2017

James E. JenkinsJanuary 30, 1929 – September 17, 2017James Edward Jenkins, 88, of Huntsville passed away, September 17, 2017. Born in 1929 in Memphis, Tennessee to Thomas Doris Jenkins and Rosa Lee Jenkins, he grew up in Memphis with his extended family very close. James enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1948 and was stationed at the Strategic Air Command at Offutt Air Force Base in...
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Diana Alexis Culver

May 25, 2006 - September 16, 2017

Diana Alexis Culver, age 11, died on September 16, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama surrounded by immense family love and support. Diana was born on May 25, 2006 in Huntsville, to parents Cory and Marie (Frazier) Culver.In her short life, Diana had the natural capability to bring joy and light into any room. From a very early age, Diana had a love for reading, baking cookies...
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James Owen Sanders

August 24, 1935 - September 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Valhalla Funeral Home, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
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John Page Burkett

March 30, 1964 - September 14, 2017

John Page Burkett 53 passed away at Legacy Rehab from complications of an auto accident Thursday 9/14. John had been a resident of Madison County since 1970. He is survived by his Mother Jeanette Burkett and siblings Elise, Eugene, Jeanette, David and Harold.
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