Obituaries for May 30 Edition
Robert Patrick “Pat” Askins, 83, of Fayetteville, died Wednesday morning (May 23, 2012) in Donalson Care Center. A native of Lincoln County, Mr. Askins was the son of the late Manley and Louella Ables Askins. Mr. Askins retired from Kraft after 45 years and was a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Alverine Swinford Askins of Fayetteville; daughter, Brenda Askins Posey of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Kim Jean (Steve), Daphne Posey and Jamie Posey, all of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Kati and Nick Jean, both of Fayetteville; and brother, Clifford Askins (Carrie) of Fayetteville. Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Jim Black officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Washington Street Church of Christ Building Fund. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Linda K. “Nana” Book, 59, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday (May 22, 2012) at Lincoln Medical Center surrounded by family and friends. Ms. Book is preceded in death by her mother, Vickie Elliott; step-father, Calvin Elliott; and brother, Wayne Enlow. She is survived by her daughter, Tammi McBride of Fayetteville; two grandchildren, Kayla Sledge and husband, James, of Fayetteville and Valton Beard of Fayetteville; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Kamran Sledge; her brother, Roger Enlow and wife, Sharon, of Nashville; special friend, Doug Wilson of Murfreesboro; and a large host of beloved friends. Arrangements were held Sunday at Hazel Green Funeral Home with Bro. Cody Turner officiating. Burial was in Gatlin Cemetery. Hazel Green Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Morris Clayton Harwell died Friday (May 25, 2012) at his home in Ardmore at the age of 69. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Ardmore and attended school at McBurg Elementary, Boonshill High School, Martin Methodist College and Athens State University. Morris is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Slayton Harwell, and his father, Aubrey Clayton Harwell. He is survived by his mother, Frances Harwell of Ardmore; daughter, Anita Sowell (Joe) of Athens, Ala.; son, Michael Harwell of Prospect and son, Chris Harwell (Kim) of Athens; brother, Wayne Harwell of Ardmore; sister, Annette Harwell Blankenship of Bowling Green, Ky.; grandchildren, Ellery Sowell, Noah Sowell, Aubrie Harwell, Eli Harwell and Sara Harwell; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He received a BS in chemistry and mathematics from Athens State University and was employed as a mathematician and a senior software analyst for various defense contractors involved with the space program in Huntsville, Ala. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, hunting and was a golf enthusiast, having played for more than forty years. Funeral services were held Saturday at Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home with the Revs. Sammy Brister and Allen Hughes officiating. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski. The family requests memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church of Ardmore Building Fund or Elkton Baptist Church. Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Charles M. “Bunk” Higginbotham, 77, of Ardmore, died Thursday (May 24, 2012) at Lincoln Care Center in Fayetteville. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Sammy Brister officiating. Interment was in Gatlin Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Roberta Johnson, 94, of Elkmont, Ala., died Saturday (May 26, 2012) at Ardmore on Main in Ardmore. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Mike Morelan officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ardmore, Ala. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
David Gene McCoy, 45, of Fayetteville, an auto mechanic and auto body worker, died Tuesday (May 22, 2012) at his residence. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon in the chapel of the Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Anthony Pack, 60, of Flintville, died Wednesday (May 23, 2012) at his residence. Mr. Pack was a native of Lincoln County, the son of Maude Armstrong Pack and the late Gene Leslie Pack. He was a mechanic at Redstone Arsenal and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his daughter, Valerie Pack of Flintville; sons, David and Stacey Pack of Fayetteville, Gene and Kati Pack of Flintville, Chad and Emily Pack of Fayetteville; mother, Maude Pack of Fayetteville; grandchildren, Abbie Spray, Ty Spray, Austin Pack, Madi Pack, Wilke Pack and Jacob Pack. Funeral services were conducted Friday morning in the chapel of the Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with the Rev. Lon Ostrzycki officiating. Burial followed in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pauline Moredock Parks, 90, died Saturday (May 26, 2012) at Lincoln Medical Center. She was a resident of Southern Manor for five years after living in Nashville for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Robert Parks. Her parents were Perry Donald and Jewel Lemons Moredock of Algood. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald, and a sister, Sue Cole. Survivors include a sister, Jenny (Ray) Patterson of Las Vegas, Nev., and sister, Bettye (Ancil) Silvey of Fayetteville, and several nieces and nephews. She was a graduate of Tennessee Tech University, a retired government employee and member of the Washington Street Church of Christ and past member of West End Church of Christ in Nashville. Mrs. Parks was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday morning at Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home with interment following in Algood Cemetery in Algood Tuesday afternoon. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Alex Rodriguez, 12, of Shelbyville, died Thursday (May 24, 2012) in Shelbyville after a lengthy battle with cancer. Alex was born in Bedford County. He is survived by his mother, Lisa Leverette of Shelbyville; father, Roberto Rodriguez of Lynchburg; sisters, Crystal Zuasanna and Kimberly Leverette, both of Shelbyville; brothers, Roberto Leverette of Shelbyville, Roberto Rodriguez and Jose’ Rodriguez, both of Lynchburg; grandparents, Carolyn Camacho of Shelbyville, James Leverette of Bell Buckle and Samuel Rodriguez and Carmen Gomez, both of Mexico. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with the Rev. David Adams officiating. Burial followed in Willow Mount Cemetery in Shelbyville. Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, www.lawrencefuneral.net, in charge of arrangements.
Glendon Winsett Scott, 65, of Winchester, died Tuesday (May 22, 2012) following an extended illness. A native of Lincoln County, she was the daughter of the late Ferris and Della Marie Bobo Winsett and the widow of Terry Scott, who died in 1986. Mrs. Scott was a graduate of David Lipscomb College, retired from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture and a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Scott is survived by two sisters, Ruby W. Tipps and husband, Carl Milton Tipps, of Lynchburg, and Eugenia Faulkner of Huntsville; and a brother, William D. “Billy” Winsett and wife, Sue, of Fayetteville. She was preceded in death by sisters, Delphia Franks and Jackie Jenerette, and brother, Kenneth Winsett. A memorial service was conducted Sunday afternoon at Wells Hill Church of Christ with Bro. Richard McWilliams officiating. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Danner Snoddy, 89, of Fayetteville, died Saturday morning (May 26, 2012) at her residence. A native of Madison County, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Bert C. and Easter Williams Danner. She was retired from Serbin and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. Survivors include sisters, Marguerite Davis of New Market, Ala., Inez D. Bailey of New Market and Pauline Knox of Stevenson, Ala.; brothers-in-law, Erskine Bailey and Thomas E. (Earl) Sanders; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Snoddy; brothers, B.C. Danner, J.B. Danner and Leonard Danner; and sisters, Nina Danner and Jolene Sanders. Graveside funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at Riverview Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Tommy Ward officiating. Higgins Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence Burrus Williams, 89, of Toney, Ala., died Saturday (May 26, 2012) at his home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Ala., with Bro. Gill Williams and Bro. Doug Wales officiating. Interment will follow in Ready Cemetery in Toney. Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.