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    ALLEN JR., John Dec 6, 1931 – Nov 9, 2019

    John Edge Allen Jr., better known as “Spike,” age 87, of Oneonta, Alabama, passed away Nov. 9, 2019. He was American Indian of the Serrano Tribe from California. Preceding him in death were his parents, John Allen Sr. and Mabel Clair Luis Allen; sister, Evelyn Allen; and brothers, Harry Sorenson and Eugene “Geno” Sorenson. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Susan Blackwood Allen; children, John Edge Allen III, Marcy Coleman, Richard Allen, Misty Cook and Randel Cook; grandchildren, Jonathon Allen, IV, Sheena Garcia, James Allen and Amber Cook; great-grandchildren, Johnathon Allen V, Emily Allen, Marylin Allen, Jordan Garcia and JoAnn Garcia; Liam Mason, also known as “Spike’s best…

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    Josephine Higgins Woodson

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    HANEY, Michael Jan 12, 1958 – Nov 8, 2019

    Michael David Haney, 61, of Culleoka, Tennessee, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Haney was born January 12, 1958, in Limestone County to Billy Compton Haney and Linda Lee Highsmith Haney. Funeral services for Mr. Haney will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Mike Green officiating. Visitation will be held 1-2:45 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Linda Haney; sister, Terri Curry (Terry); nieces, Candi Cristan and Tristan Lane (Russell); great-nieces and great-nephews, Kate Cristan, Dale Cristan, Mason Lane and Evelynn Lane. Preceded in death by…

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    STANFORD, Bobby Jun 8, 1934 – Nov 6, 2019

    Mr. Bobby Harold Stanford, 85, of Athens, Alabama, died Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Huntsville Hospital. Mr. Stanford was born June 8, 1934, in Limestone County, Alabama, to Millard Filmore Stanford and Bessie Pearl Andrews Stanford. Mr. Stanford was a retired homebuilder. Graveside services were 11 a.m. Friday at Limestone Memorial Gardens with Greg McAllister officiating. Survivors include son, Jeff Stanford (Pam) of Athens, Alabama; and sister, Ann Griffin (Billy) of Athens, Alabama.

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    Shackelford, Cathy

    Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019, at the Solomon Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church, Athens. Royal Funeral Home – Mason Chapel, directing.

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    RAYBON, Sarah Apr 4, 1934 – Nov 5, 2019

    A celebration of life for Mrs. Sarah Jane Bass Raybon, 85, of Decatur, Alabama, and formerly of Athens, Alabama, will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Shiloh M.B. Church, with the Rev. Anthony Stewart officiating. Inhumation will follow in Thatch-Mann Cemetery in Athens. The body will lie in repose one hour before the funeral. Public viewing will be 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday at Reynolds Funeral Home. Mrs. Raybon died Nov. 5, 2019, at Decatur-Morgan Hospital, Decatur General campus.

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    Hammond, Michael

    Michael Lynn “Mickey” Hammond, 76, of Athens, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at River City Center. Graveside service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence, with Paul Casola officiating. No visitation planned.

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    Howell, Roderick

    Funeral for the Rev. Roderick Wynn Howell, 61, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Pleasant Grove CPCA, Athens. Burial in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery. Visitation is one hour before the funeral. Peoples Funeral Home directing.

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    McDade, Marie

    Funeral for Marie Carthen McDade, 104, is noon Saturday, Nov. 9, at Round Island Creek Mission Center, Athens. Burial in Thatch-Mann Cemetery. Visitation is one hour before the funeral in the church. Peoples Funeral Home is directing.

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    Whitworth, Alfred

    Alfred Leon Whitworth, 55, of Athens, Alabama, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at his residence. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel in Athens, Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Spry.

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    Reverend Roderick Wynn Howell

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    Bledsoe, Ricky

    Sept. 13, 1956 – Nov. 3, 2019 Funeral for Ricky C. Bledsoe is 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Bright Hope CPCA. Burial is in Thatch-Mann Cemetery, with Royal Funeral Home Mason Chapel directing.

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    Murray, Willie

    April 29, 1918 – Nov. 1, 2019 Funeral for Willie Louie Murray will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at Royal Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Huntsville. Burial in Thatch-Mann Cemetery, with Royal Funeral Home directing.

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    Fuqua, Leo

    Funeral for the Rev. Leo Fuqua Sr., 82, is noon Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Athens. Burial in Thatch-Mann Cemetery. The body will be in the church one hour before the funeral.

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    WILLIAMS, Marjorie

    Marjorie H. Williams, 87, of Huntsville, Alabama, died Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at Madison Hospital. Mrs. Williams was born July 27, 1932, in Limestone County. She was a member of Friendship Church of Christ in Toney, Alabama. She was a homemaker and retired from Huntsville Hospital. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Spry Funeral Home Chapel in Athens. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time Friday at Spry. Survivors include her daughter, Debby (Jerry) Joy Hamilton of Montevallo, Alabama; sons, Danny (Linda) Holland of Huntsville and David (Natalie) Holland of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Richie Hamilton, Rolanda Dalina, Maggie Holland, Genevieve…

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    Marie Carthen McDade

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    Reverend Leo Fuqua, Sr.

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    COLLINS, James Jan 30, 1951 – Nov 1, 2019

    Mr. James Anthony “Tony” Collins, 68, of Elkmont, Alabama, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019, at his home. Mr. Collins was born January 30, 1951, in Athens, Alabama, to Huston and Lois Spencer Collins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Collins is survived by his wife, Cathy Pressnell Collins; children, LeDon Campbell (Glenna Eldridge) and Holly Campbell Monroe (Michael); grandchildren, Chelsey Hudgins (Cody), Mallory Monroe and Natalie Monroe; great-grandchildren, Cameron Hudgins and Colin Hudgins; sister, Wanda Whittle (Bill); brother, Wade Collins (Patricia); uncle, Wendell Collins; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Mr. Collins was an ordained minister. He served as a missionary in Guatemala and in the…

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    VASSER, Theo Aug 2, 1932 – Nov 23, 2019

    Theo Calvin Vasser, 87, was born Aug. 2, 1932, to Alma (Pepper) Vasser and Jerome Vasser. He died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in an automobile accident. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edna Earl Vasser; and his daughter, Pamela Ann Vasser. The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Spry Funeral Home. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. He is survived by one son, John (Kathy) Vasser; three granddaughters, Amy (Trevor) Vasser Beam, Jennifer (Blair) Vasser Schoell and Christina (Erik) Vasser Schroeder; one great-granddaughter, Mackenzie Schroeder; one great-grandson, Robert Schoell; three sisters, Jane Hudson, Charolette (Bobby) Groce…

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    Jones, Mary

    Mary Louise Jones, 95, of Birmingham, formerly of Athens, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, in Birmingham. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Roselawn Cemetery. There will be no public visitation.

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    JONES, Marilee Dec 7, 1940 – Oct 25, 2019

    My mother, Marilee Templeman Jones, departed this life on October 25, 2019, after battling pancreatic cancer. She was 78. My mother was preceded in death by her mother and father, Robert and Virginia Templeman; her mother and father-in-law, Arthur and Wilma Jones; and brother-in-law, Bob Felsted. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Don W. Jones; son, Brian Christopher Templeman Jones and his wife, Kandye; grandchildren, Victoria Kathryn Jean and Brian Christopher Templeman Jones II; sister, Ann Felsted; niece, Kathy Felsted Usher and her husband, Tom; grandniece, Becky Usher Burton and her husband, John; grandnephew, Sean Usher; and great-grandniece, Taylor Usher. There will be a celebration of her…

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    Yarbrough, Buster

    Funeral service for Buster Horton Yarbrough, 79, will be noon Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Round Island Creek Mission Center. Rev. John Irving officiating. Peoples FH directing. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday. Burial in Oak Grove Church Cemetery.

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    LUTZ, Nell Stapleton Nov 29, 1921 – Oct 28, 2019

    Nell Stapleton Smith Lutz died on October 28, 2019, at Limestone Health Facility. She was born in Dothan, Alabama, on November 29, 1921, to Mr. and Mrs. George W. Smith. Nell grew up in Marianna, Florida, where she made many cherished lifelong friends. She attended Marianna High School, graduating as valedictorian of the Class of 1939. She graduated from Florida State College for Women (FSCW) in 1943. During her senior year in college, she decided to join the WAVES during World War II. She was sworn into the Naval Reserve in July 1943 and reported for duty in Northampton, Massachusetts. Upon completion of Supply School, she was sent to Norfolk…

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    Vasser, Theo

    Theo Calvin Vasser, 87, of Elkmont, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. Funeral is 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Spry Funeral Home. Burial: Limestone Memorial Gardens. Visitation: Noon until service time Saturday at Spry.

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    MOSS, Dalphney Oct 23, 1962 – Oct 28, 2019

    Dalphney Rene Graves Moss, 57, of Athens, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Vanderbilt Hospital. Dalphney was born Oct. 23, 1962, in Limestone County to Lewis Graves and Bessie Johnson Graves. The funeral for Mrs. Moss will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home, with Guy McDaniel and Matt Taylor officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Greg Moss; sisters, Diane Patterson, Kathy Coberly, Louis Ann Lawrence, Patricia Gatlin, Joyce Smith and Pamela Thornton; brothers, Tommy Graves and Doyle Graves. She was…

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    Buster Horton Yarbrough

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    Ramos, Dawin

    Funeral for Dawin Ruperto Ramos, 32, will be noon Sunday, Nov. 3, at Peoples Funeral Home, Athens. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Peoples. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove CPCA Church cemetery.

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    ALLEN, Mary Nov 27, 1950 – Oct 27, 2019

    Mary Ann Allen, 68, of Athens, Alabama, passed away Oct. 27, 2019, surrounded by her family as she entered through the gates and into the arms of Jesus. She was a devout Christian, wife, mother, mother-in-law, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband, Sidney Allen of Athens; son, Sid Allen Jr.(Heather) of North Carolina; daughter, Melissa Gray (Adam) of Toney; brother, James Cooper of Birmingham; sister, Donna Jones (Ronnie) of Missouri; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at Wooley Springs Baptist Church, Toney, Alabama. She will lie in repose from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday,…

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    MCCURRY, Thomas Apr 18, 1932 – Oct 26, 2019

    Funeral for Master Sgt. USAF retired Thomas Woodrow McCurry, 87, of Athens, Alabama, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at McConnell Memorial Chapel, with Randy Johnson and Doug McCurry officiating. Visitation will be noon-1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Clem, Josh Smith and David Clem. Honorary pallbearers will be Easton Smith and Bryant Thomas Smith. Thomas passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. He was born April 18, 1932, to John Henry McCurry and Julia Hamsley McCurry. Thomas served 21 years in the Air Force, where he retired from MacDill AFB in Florida…

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    Tyler, Mark

    59, of Elkmont, AL, passed away Thursday, 10/24/2019 at his home. Visitation Sunday, 10/27/2019, Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home 4 to 8 PM. Funeral Service Monday, 10/28/2019 @ 2 PM Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home. Burial in Antioch Cemetery.

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    Dawin Ruperto Ramos

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    ARMSTRONG, Kay Nov 30, 1937 – Oct 23, 2019

    Kay Owens Armstrong, 81, of Athens, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. She was born November 30, 1937, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, to Mary Nesbitt Owens and Ira Owens. She was preceded in death by her mother; father; and sister, Margaret Sue Owens. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Cecil Eugene Armstrong; children, Cecil Owens Armstrong, Elizabeth Armstrong Summerford and Stephen Eugene Armstrong; son-in-law, Jeff Summerford; daughter-in-law, Kelly Armstrong; grandchildren, Frances Jane Armstrong, Andrew Reilly Armstrong, Coleman Owens Armstrong, Mickalyn Sue Summerford, Reese Houston Armstrong and Mary Margaret Armstrong. She is remembered for her strength, wit and love for family and…

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    THOMPSON, Dean Aug 13, 1958 – Oct 22, 2019

    Dean Richard Thompson, 61, of Athens, passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. He was born on August 13, 1958, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Richard Dean Thompson and Helen Zinke Thompson. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Funeral services for Mr. Thompson will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, October 28, 2019 with Randy Eavers and Jeremiah McElyea officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Mr. Thompson was a member of The Way Church. He was a ham radio operator and a National Weather Service spotter. He received an associate degree from Blackhawk Technical College. He was an…

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    JUDD, Wynell Dec 4, 1935 – Oct 23, 2019

    Wynell Judd, 83, of Rogersville, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at home. She was born December 4, 1935 in Limestone County to Thomas Jacobs and Hessie Hamsley. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Benson and Patricia Hall and husband David; son, Robert Williams and wife Diane; sister, Rachel Wallace; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. There will be a memorial service at a later date.

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    Hovis, John

    Mike Hovis, 68, of Toney, Alabama, passed away Tuesday. Visitation and service will be Saturday, October 26, 2019, at McConnell Funeral Home. Visitation 12-2 p.m. and service 2 p.m. with Bruce Craig officiating. Burial in Roselawn Cemetery.

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    PUTMAN, Virginia Nov 14, 1952 – Oct 23, 2019

    Virginia Deborah Pratt Putman, “Mimi”, age 66, passed away on October 23, 2019 in her home surrounded by her husband, daughters and sister/cousin. Debbie was born to the late Elree “EE” and Irene Pratt on November 14, 1952. She is survived by her spouse of 48 years, Ruddie Putman; her daughters, Angela (Chuck) Cushing and Amanda (Greg) Clardy; one brother, Bobby (Nancy) Pratt; her sisters-in-law, Gloria (Roddie) Lott and Karen (Roger) McElyea; her dearest sister/cousin, Diane (Dan) Taylor; five grandchildren, Maggie & Charlie Cushing, Tess Hicks, Dylan and Wil Clardy; and her nieces, nephews, aunts and cousins. Preceding her in death are her parents, Elree & Irene Pratt; her brother,…

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    WEATHERFORD, Buddy May 2, 1945 – Oct 21, 2019

    Robert Joseph “Buddy” Weatherford, age 74, of Athens, Alabama, passed away at his home on the afternoon of Oct. 21, 2019, surrounded by his wife and children. Buddy was born on May 2, 1945, in Athens, Alabama. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Harrison Weatherford; daughter, Rhonda (Jenny) Weatherford of Nashville, Tennessee; son, Jeff (Starla) Weatherford of Athens, Alabama; daughter, Stephanie Weatherford Turner of Athens, Alabama; son, Greg (Sandra) Weatherford of Lester, Alabama; 13 grandchildren, McKenzie, Joey, Zach, Jordan, Brennan, Harrison, Tucker, Anslee, Hudson, Mason, Evan, Gracie and Kinsley; four great-grandchildren; sister, Janet (Myron) Kean of Jeffersontown, Kentucky; and brother, Bill (Sue) Weatherford of Elizbeth, Indiana.…

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    Patterson, Sherry

    Sherry Lynn Patterson, age 63, of Athens, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Spry Funeral Home. Burial in Bottom Cemetery. Visitation from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday.

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    Rogers, Jannie

    77, of Elkmont, Alabama, died Friday at Huntsville Hospital. All services will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2019. Visitation will be 11 a.m.-noon. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. at Antioch Cemetery, Elkmont, Alabama.