Our Obituaries

Larry C. Atha

May 31, 1936 - January 21, 2018

Dr. Larry Clinton Atha, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away at his home in Athens, AL on Sunday, January 21, 2018. Born on May 31, 1936 in West Plains, Missouri, he was preceded in death by his sister Loretta, his mother, Hazel Mae (Lile) Atha, and his father, Urie "Bo" Clinton Atha of West Plains, Missouri. He is survived by his wife of sixty years whom he married on...
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Jack Edward Harris

January 14, 1937 - January 20, 2018

Jack Edward Harris, 81 of Athens, passed away Saturday at his residence. Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 2 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Stan Mullins officiating. Visitation will be from 11-1:45 at McConnell. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.Mr. Harris was born January 14, 1937 in Gallatin, TN to Frank Edward Harris and Grady Bell Sandlin Harris. He served...
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George Nay

September 26, 1925 - January 19, 2018

George Edward Nay, 92, retired nursing home custodian. Mr. Nay died Friday, January 19, 2018 at Athens Health and Rehabilitation. He was born September 26, 1925, in Sterling, NJ. He was baptized into the catholic Faith, July 29, 1926. George was a survivor, after spending 4 years in a TB Sanatorium; he became a custodian and an audio visual operator at Morris View Nursing Home in Morristown, NJ,...
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Gregory Cottles

July 20, 1959 - January 18, 2018


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Joel Andrew Beasley

November 22, 1938 - January 16, 2018

Joel Andrew Beasley, age 79 of Athens died Tuesday, January 16th at Huntsville Hospital. Funeral service will be Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Friendship United Methodist Church with Ray Blankenship, Tony Johnson and Steve Dorning officiating. Visitation will be from 12 - 1:45 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at New Salem Cemetery.Mr. Beasley was born November 22, 1938 in Limestone...
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Wanda J. Calkins

October 10, 1941 - January 13, 2018

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Lucille Montgomery

March 27, 1921 - January 9, 2018

Lucille Montgomery, age 96 of Athens, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at Limestone Health Facility.Funeral service will be Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 12 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Bruce Craig officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 10-11:45 a.m. Burial will be in Reunion Cemetery.Ms. Montgomery was born March 27, 1921 in Limestone County to Buster Montgomery and Nina...
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Elizabeth Lou Collette

July 11, 1940 - January 7, 2018


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Sula Ellen Harwood

April 8, 1940 - January 7, 2018

Sula Ellen Harwood, age 77 of Prospect, TN, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Athens Limestone Hospital.Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Pastor Tony Pitt officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12 to 1:45 p.m. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.Mrs. Harwood was born April 8, 1940 in Missouri to Earl Richard and Dorothy...
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Donald Lee McGrady

May 27, 1938 - January 4, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, AL.
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Jimmy Harold Lewis

March 13, 1943 - January 2, 2018

The Funeral Service for Jimmy Harold Lewis, SR., 74, of Athens, will be Friday January 5, 2018, at New Garden Pentecostal Church with Pastor James Swindle and Bro. Wade Collins officiating at 12 P.M.Visitation will be Friday January 5, 2018 from 10-11:45 A.M. at New Garden Pentecostal Church.Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.He passed away on January 2, 2018 at his residence.Jimmy was born...
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Dorothy Jane Davis

April 15, 1945 - January 1, 2018

Funeral service for Dorothy Jane Davis, 72, of Athens, will be 1 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018, at McConnell Memorial Chapel. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday January 4, 2018, at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial in Limestone Memorial Gardens. She passed away January 1, 2018, at Huntsville Hospital. Dorothy was born in Limestone County, AL. She was preceded in death by husband,...
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David Junior Moss

July 8, 1938 - December 25, 2017

Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 30, 2017; at 2 P.M. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brother Donald Terry officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, December 30, from 12-1:45 P.M. at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.David Junior Moss, 79, passed away on December 25, 2017 at Athens Limestone Hospital.David was born July 8, 1938 to Marvin and Ruby Moss. He...
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Troy Lendon Carpenter

December 29, 1951 - December 14, 2017

Troy Lendon Carpenter, age 65 of Elkmont, passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017 at his residence. He was born December 29, 1951 in Birmingham, AL to William C. Carpenter and Maudie Terry Carpenter. Mr. Carpenter was a painter.He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Jeffrey Stewart.Survivors include his wife, Wanda Carpenter, three sons, Paul Carpenter, Lee Carpenter and Jamie...
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Susan Potter

March 3, 1959 - December 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, AL.
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Robbie Pauline Gossett

July 21, 1926 - December 13, 2017

Pauline Smith Gossett passed away on December 13, 2017, at the age of 91. Pauline was born on July 21, 1926, to Reuben and Myrtle Smith of Athens, Alabama, and she was the youngest of six children, four of whom preceded her in death -- Roi Marvin Smith, Bryan Smith, Harold Smith, and James Smith. Pauline is survived by her twin brother, Paul "Buddy" Smith of Athens.Pauline was also preceded in...
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Linda Carol Richardson

February 16, 1941 - December 13, 2017

Linda Carol Haynes Richardson, age 76 of Athens passed away December 13, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital.The funeral service will be Saturday, December 16th at 10 a.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brother Phillip Schrimsher officiating. Visitation will be Friday, December 14, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be at Copeland Cemetery.Mrs. Richardson was born February 16,...
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Johnny Wallace

August 28, 1959 - December 11, 2017

Johnny Raben Wallace The Funeral Service for Johnny Raben Wallace, 58, of Rogersville, AL, will be Thursday December 14, 2017 at 1 P.M. at Experience Church .Mr. Wallace will lie-in- state 11am-1pm before the service. Visitation will be Wednesday December 13, 2017 from 6-9 P.M. at McConnell Funeral Home. Mr. Wallace passed away on December 11, 2017 at his residence.Mr. Wallace was born August...
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Greg Allen Coons

November 11, 1951 - December 10, 2017

Greg Allen Coons, age 66, of Athens, Al assended to Heaven December 10, 2017. Born on November 11, 1951 in Wichita, Kansas, he was the son of a civil engineer who designed aircraft for the military.. He lived all over the US enjoying the desert of Nevada as his favorite place. Greg retired from World Linc, Corperation as Vice President of Operations for North Alabama. Licensed as a Realtor in...
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Nellie Ann Worley Draper

November 18, 1940 - December 8, 2017

Nellie Ann Willis Draper, age 77 of Athens, passed away Friday, December 8, 2017 at Athens Limestone Hospital.The funeral service will be Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 2 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Jim Wills officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 12-1:45 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sardis Springs Cemetery.Mrs. Draper was born November 18, 1940 in Florida...
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Larry Leo George

April 19, 1939 - December 6, 2017

Larry Leo George, age 78 of Goodspring, TN passed away Wednesday at his residence. Funeral service will be Friday, December 8, 2017 at 2 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Dr. Glenn Conner officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Mr. George was born April 19, 1939 in Robbinsville, North Carolina to Walter George and Eula Phillips George. He was in the Air Force, he worked at...
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Gary Michael Graves

October 31, 1951 - December 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, AL.
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Norma Jean McGrady

March 9, 1940 - November 29, 2017

Norma Jean McGrady, born Norma Jean Smith, went to the Lord Wednesday, November 29, 2017 around 2:45p.m. at Huntsville hospital at the age of 77 years old. She was surrounded by her sons, Timothy Mardis and Christian Mardis, and their wives, Kimberly Mardis and Sheree Mardis. Norma Jean, as she was recognized, was born in Athens, Alabama where she went to school and lived until her passing. ...
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Richard Lauderdale

April 19, 1949 - November 26, 2017

Richard Lauderdale, age 68 of Athens, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital.There will be a graveside service Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with Jason Greene officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Richard was born April 19, 1949 in Limestone County to Homer Lauderdale and Edith Lewis...
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Peggy Eckhoff

February 11, 1931 - November 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, AL.
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Carl Edward Hall

May 11, 1930 - November 25, 2017

Carl Edward Hall, 87, of Athens went to be with his Lord on Saturday, November 25, 2017. His funeralservice will be on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at 1 p.m., at the McConnell Funeral Home chapel inAthens with the Rev. Mike Green officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from noon until 1 p.m.Burial will follow at Limestone Memorial Gardens.Mr. Hall was a native of Florence and graduate...
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David Wilson Smith

September 16, 1943 - November 25, 2017

David Wilson Smith, 74, 32nd degree Mason of Athens, AL, passed away in his sleep on Saturday, November 25, 2017 after being diagnosed with lung cancer that had metastasized. He is survived by his only child, a son, Jack Smith of NC, two grandchildren, his sister, Sandra Smith of NC, numerous nieces and nephews and cousins also in NC. David was born in Baltimore, MD September 16, 1943 to Woodrow...
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William Grady Mitchell

April 29, 1924 - November 25, 2017

William Grady Mitchell, age 93 of Athens, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Floyd E. "Tut" Fann State Veterans Home.Funeral service will be Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brian Murphy officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, November 29, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery.Mr. Mitchell was born...
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Freda Wall Cole

September 1, 1945 - November 21, 2017

Freda Cole, age 72 of Athens, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Athens Health and Rehab.The funeral service will be Monday, November 27th at 3 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Doug McCurry officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 1-2:45 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Ms. Cole was born September 1, 1945 in Limestone County to John Pepper and Margaret Duncan Pepper. Survivors...
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Betty Bailey

November 9, 1926 - November 19, 2017

Betty Bowers Bailey, 91, passed away on November 19, 2017.Betty was born in Summerville, GA. She was preceded in death by her father Benjamin Bowers, her mother Lucinda Bowers, two Sisters Rosie Bailey and Frances Peek and one daughter Shelia Smith. She was a member of Sardis Springs Church of Christ. She was survived by her son James Bailey, Jr., and wife Theresa; daughter Linda Moore, and...
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Dorothy Ann Thomas

July 11, 1945 - November 17, 2017

Dorothy Ann Thomas, age 72 of Athens, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at her residence.The funeral service will be Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with James Lemay officiating. The visitation will be Sunday from 1:30 to 2:45 at McConnell Funeral Home. The burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.Dorothy was born July 11, 1945 in Limestone County to Roy Lee...
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Gladys Bonislanski Black

July 14, 1925 - November 14, 2017

The Graveside Service for Gladys Black 92 of Athens, AL was held Thursday November 16 ,2017 at 11AM at Athens City Cemetery. Mrs. Black is survived by her nephews : Bryan Black and wife Brenda , Bradley Black, Marshall Black and wife MariaNiece: Carol McDaniel and husband Roger
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Judy Gail Hurn

May 24, 1964 - November 12, 2017

The Funeral Service for Judy Gail Pylant Hurn age 53, of Athens, AL; will be Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Shawn Gulley and Rick Craft officiating.Visitation will be Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 12-1:45 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery.Ms. Hurn passed away Sunday November 12, 2017 at St. Vincent.She was born May...
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AnnMarie Cooper

July 8, 1944 - November 10, 2017

AnnMarie Cooper, age 73 of Tanner, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017 at her residence. There will be a memorial service Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 4 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with visitation from 2 until 4. Ms. Cooper was born July 8, 1944 in Chicago, IL to John and Helen Zurek.Survivors include three sons, Kevin Cooper of Huntsville, AL; Scott Cooper of Tanner, AL; David Cooper...
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Lillian Janelle Johnson

August 13, 1932 - November 9, 2017

Janelle Johnson, age 85, passed away November 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family and devoted sister Ruthann Barksdale. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Johnson, and daughter, Sue Johnson Rowe, and brother Marcell Douthit. Visitation will be Monday, November 13, 2017 from 12-1 P.M. at Cambridge Methodist Church. Funeral will follow at 1 with Steve Dorning officiating....
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Hubert Lee Crow

August 21, 1935 - November 6, 2017

Hubert Lee Crow, Jr., 82, of Athens, Alabama, passed away on November 6, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. "Pa" was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a veteran of the US Army, and after retiring from the Army Ballistic Missile Command as a price analyst, he owned Pablo's on Market bookstore with his wife, Carolyn. He was a 1959 graduate of Auburn...
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Thomas B. Bullington

November 26, 1938 - November 5, 2017

Thomas Bennett Bullington, age 78 of Athens, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Athens Limestone Hospital.The funeral service will be Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with C.W. Kennedy and Doug McCurry officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday November 7, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Mr. Bullington was born November 26, 1938 in Limestone...
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Floyd Jefferson Newman

March 13, 1957 - November 1, 2017

The Graveside Service for Floyd "Jeff" Newman age 60, of Athens, AL; will be Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Gatlin Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Mr. Newman passed away Wednesday November 1, 2017 at ECM hospital.He was born March 13, 1957 in Alabama to Floyd Harrison Newman and Ruby Berryhill Newman. He is survived by...
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Charles Hugo Adams

October 14, 1932 - October 28, 2017

Charles Hugo Adams, age 85 of Athens, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Adams was born October 14, 1932 in Limestone County to George Alvin Adams and Cassie Solomon Adams.He was a retired millwright and tool and die welder; he was a government certified welder and owner of Adams Manufacturing, and he worked for General Motors. Mr. Adams was an elder at Tanner Church of...
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Dorothy Cantrell

January 21, 1935 - October 27, 2017

Dorothy Jane Harden Cantrell Age 82 of Athens Alabama passed away at 12.47am Friday morning at her home surrounded by her loved ones The family will be receiving visitors from 11:00 to 1:45 at McConnells Funeral Home and her funeral is at 2:00 on Sunday October 29th with Rick Cantrell officiating Burial will be at Isom's Cemetery She is She was born January- 21- 1935 in Lewis County Tennessee She...
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Julia Scherff

November 23, 1931 - October 23, 2017

Julia Duncan Hayden Scherff, 85, of Athens, Alabama, passed away on October 23, 2017. "M" was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She was born in Athens, Alabama on November 23, 1931. She attended Huntingdon College and Auburn University, where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Julia was a homemaker and worked for many years alongside her husband and father at Athens...
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Dorothy Kilpatrick

July 29, 1944 - October 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, AL.Graveside Service Saturday October 28, 2017 at 12 Noon at Fairview Cemetery
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Thomas Richard Hillard

October 22, 1952 - October 14, 2017

Thomas Richard Hillard, age 64 of Athens, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital. A graveside service will be Monday, October 16, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2 until 4:15 at McConnell Funeral Home.Mr. Hillard was born Oct. 22, 1952 in Morgan County, AL to William Thomas Hillard and Martha Johnson Hillard. Survivors include: his...
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Betty Jean Newton

May 30, 1931 - October 11, 2017

The Graveside Service for Betty Jean Newton age 86, of Athens, AL; will be Friday, October 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Athens City Cemetery. Mrs. Newton passed away Wednesday October 11, 2017 at Athens Limestone Hospital.She was born May 30, 1931 in Alabama to Carl Jackson Carr and Cassie Lee Owens. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband Charles H. Newton, one son Jackie Newton, and two...
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Susan Diane Whitt

October 9, 2017

Susan Whitt (Suzie), 66, passed away peacefully on October 9 at Huntsville Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. Visitation will be on Wednesday, October 11, from 5:30p to 8:00p at McConnell Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 12, at 1 p.m. in Roselawn Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her parents, J.H. (Pete) and Alise Earney. She is survived by...
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Frances Marie Scott

May 24, 1942 - October 5, 2017

The Funeral Service for Frances Marie Scott age 75, of Anderson, AL; will be Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Chuck Hood officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Scott passed away Thursday October 5, 2017 at her residence.She was born May 24, 1942 in Limestone...
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Bobby Lynn Carter

March 21, 1936 - October 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, AL.
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Frances Juell Whitt

January 19, 1927 - October 2, 2017

Frances Juell (Judy) Whitt died on Monday, October 2, 2017 at Brookdale, Rock Springs. Judy was born in Limestone County, Alabama on January 19, 1927 to Asa Alfred and Eva Forrest Matlock Whitt, who predeceased her. A certified MT (ASCP) and NCA, she served as a medical technologist in Nashville, Tennessee and Florida before becoming Chief Medical Technologist of Clinical Laboratories,...
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Joyce Marie Cooley

March 1, 1931 - October 2, 2017

Joyce "Reba" Cooley, age 86 of Athens, passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 in Taft, TN.The funeral service will be Friday, October 6, 2017 at 11 a.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Bobby Marks and Bill Marks officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be at Limestone Memorial Gardens.Mrs. Cooley was born March 1, 1931 in...
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Marylyn Joyce Loggins

January 6, 1936 - September 30, 2017

Marylyn Joyce Miller Loggins passed away on September 30, 2017 in Albertville, Alabama. Visitation will be at McConnell Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 12 until 2 P.M. Funeral services will be held at McConnell Funeral Home on, Tuesday at 2 P.M. with Brother Perry Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Athens City Cemetery.Joyce was born in Athens, Alabama to Riley and Mary...
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William H. Guimarin

September 23, 1938 - September 29, 2017

The Funeral Service for Coach William Henry "Bill" Guimarin, Sr. age 79, of Athens, AL; will be Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Greg Laderback and Tony Wales officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 11-12:45 a.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.Mr. Guimarin passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at his...
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Sue Daly Clark

March 2, 1914 - September 28, 2017

The Funeral Service for Sue Daly Clark age 103, of Athens, AL; will be Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Kenny Baskins officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 1-1:45 a.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Mrs. Clark passed away Thursday September 28, 2017 at Limestone Health Facility.She was born March 2, 1914 in Prospect, TN, to Guy B. Daly and...
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Frank Graham

October 30, 1934 - September 27, 2017

Dr. Frank (Mack) McDonald GrahamDecatur native and long time Athens resident Dr. Frank Graham passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Limestone Health Facility. Dr. Graham was born to James Frank (Pete) and Esther Graham October 30, 1934 in Montgomery, Alabama.Dr. Graham graduated from Decatur High School in 1952 and held degrees from Auburn University (where he was a proud member of the...
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Doreen Elizabeth Caudill

August 1, 1960 - September 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, AL.
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Mamie Faye Boll

March 28, 1932 - September 22, 2017

Mamie Faye Boll, age 85 of Decatur, passed away September 22, 2017 at River City Nursing Home. She was born March 28, 1932 in Limestone County to Robert Stewart and Mildred Sledge Stewart.Burial will be at Parkers Cemetery in Madison at 2 p.m.
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Mary Ann Faulkner

December 22, 1931 - September 22, 2017

Mary Ann Faulkner, age 85 of Athens, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at her residence.Graveside service will be Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12-1:45 p.m. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.Mrs. Faulkner was born December 22, 1931 in Snead, Alabama to Patrick Hudson and Rosa Ann Henderson Hudson.She is preceded in death by her parents, one...
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Sharon Sue Amerson

October 14, 1952 - September 21, 2017

Sharon Kyle Amerson, age 64 of Athens, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at her residence. The funeral service will be Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 3 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Dwight Raburn officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Sharon was born October 14, 1952 in Limestone County to Coleman Emberton and Reba Jones Emberton. She was a member of New...
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Kelly Shew Ford

July 10, 1964 - September 19, 2017

The Memorial Service for Kelly Shew Ford age 53, of Athens, AL will be Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with David Palmer officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10-11 a.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Mrs. Ford passed away Tuesday September 19, 2017 at Athens Limestone Hospital.She was previously a Science teacher at East Limestone....
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Floyd Earl Morgan

August 20, 1925 - September 17, 2017

The Funeral Service for Floyd Earl (Jack) Morgan age 92, of Athens, AL; will be Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brother Pat Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in New Salem CemeteryVisitation will be Thursday, September 21, 2017 12-1:45 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Mr. Morgan passed away Sunday September 17, 2017 at his residence.He was born August...
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Donald Dee Parmley

February 12, 1952 - September 14, 2017

The Memorial Service for Donald Dee Parmley, Sr., age 65, of Madison, AL; will be Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Bruce Barber officiating. Mr. Parmley passed away Thursday September 14, 2017 at his residence.He was born February 12, 1952 in Tampa, FL, to Weldon and Frances Parmley. Mr. Parmley worked at Insurance Auto Auction, Inc., for 27 years attended...
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Pauline Putman Pitts

September 17, 1921 - September 13, 2017

The Graveside Service for Pauline Putman Pitts age 95, of Athens, AL; will be Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Athens City Cemetery.There will be no visitation.Mrs. Pitts passed away Wednesday September 13, 2017 at Limestone Health facility.She was born September 17, 1921 in Limestone County, AL, to Sam Putman and Eva Daily Putman. Mrs. Pitts is preceded in death by her parents, and...
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Geneva Walling Williams

May 7, 1930 - September 10, 2017

The Funeral Service for Geneva Walling Williams, age 87, of Huntsville, AL; will be Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at Mt. Della Church of Christ in Pikeville, TN; with Brother Greg Pickett officiating. Burial will be in Walling Cemetery in Pikeville, TN. Mrs. Williams will lie in state from 11:15 - 12P.M. at Mt. Della. She passed away Sunday September 10, 2017 at Athens Senior Rehab....
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George William Fetter

March 9, 1925 - September 9, 2017

George William Fetter, 92, passed away September 9, 2017. Mr. Fetter was born March 9, 1925, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, to parents George Dewey Fetter and Marie Wentzel Fetter. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Anne Benevitch Fetter, sisters Virginia McNeely of Colliers, West Virginia, and Laura Autman of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, son-in-law Gregory Jackson of Athens and...
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Robert Edward Jeffreys

August 30, 1958 - September 8, 2017

Robert Edward Jeffreys age 59, of Athens, AL; passed away September 8, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital..He was born August 30, 1958 in Florida, to Jesse Edward Jeffreys and Anna Marie Upchurch Jeffreys.He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Joe Green. He is survived by two brothers George Green of Powhatan, VA; and Greg Jeffreys and wife Michelle of Nesbit, MS; three sisters...
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James Larry Browning

August 23, 1954 - August 28, 2017

In Loving Memory of:James Larry Browning of Toney, ALBorn August 23, 1954Passed away peacefully at home onAugust 28th 2017Memorial Service:Wednesday August 30th 2017 Receiving family from 10-10:30 AMVisitation from 10:30-11:45 AMFuneral 12:00-1:00 PMMcConnell Memorial ChapelOfficiating: Bro. Anthony Perry and Marco ShawInterment: Limestone Memorial GardensPallbearers: Aaron Sanchez, Cody Lyman,...
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Betty A. Montgomery

September 6, 1932 - August 25, 2017

Betty Montgomery, age 84, died Friday, August 25, 2017, at Limestone Health Facility.The Funeral Service will be Tuesday August 29, 2017 at McConnell Memorial Chapel at 2 P.M. Visitation will be Monday August 28, 2017 from 6-9 P.M. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.She is survived by sons Jimmy (Fran) of Round Lake, Illinois; Roger (Beverly) of Athens; and Keith ...
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Linda Lee Castro

June 22, 1955 - August 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, AL.
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Shirley Ann Brooks

February 19, 1937 - August 20, 2017

Shirley Ann Brooks, age 80 of Athens, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Limestone Health Facility.A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 2 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Patrick Aube officiating. Mrs. Brooks was born February 19, 1937 in Limestone County to Robert "Doc" Marks and Ila Gertrude Marks. She was a member of the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham. ...
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Jonathan Carter Parsons

April 30, 1969 - August 15, 2017

The Graveside Service for Jonathan Carter Parsons age 48, of Athens; will be Friday, August 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Fords Chapel Cemetery. There will be no visitation.Mr. Parsons was born April 30, 1969 to Nolan Parsons and Joann Rucker Parsons. He is survived by his two sons Jonathan Colby Parsons, Timothy Joseph Parsons, one daughter Katlin Mare Parsons, sister Nicki Parsons, one brother Clay...
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Mary Jo Coffman

July 8, 1934 - August 13, 2017

Mary Jo Coffman, age 83, of Tallahassee, FL, formerly of Athens, AL passed away on Sunday, August 13th, at her home in Tallahassee.The funeral service will be Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church in Athens with Clint Coffey officiating and Charles Woodroof delivering the eulogy. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the First Christian Church. Burial will be...
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James Bradley Johnson

May 16, 1935 - August 12, 2017

Jim Johnson was born May 16, 1935 in Limestone County to Leland Morgan Johnson and Evie Landers Johnson. He graduated from Butler High School in 1953 and was inducted into the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He served time in San Antonio, Texas and Labrador, Newfoundland. When he was discharged, he went to work at Redstone Arsenal in Communications where he worked directly for Dr....
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Mays Elliott Montgomery

March 21, 1948 - August 8, 2017

Mays Elliot Montgomery Jr. age 69 of Athens, passed away August 8, 2017 at his residence.Celebration of Life will be Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1 PM at McConnell Funeral Home.Mr. Montgomery was born March 21, 1948 in Athens, AL to Mays Elliot Montgomery Sr. and Ruby Braly Montgomery. Mr. Montgomery is survived by his wife Gloria Montgomery, Son, Mays Elliott Montgomery, III (Trai) and wife Dawn,...
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Wendy Leah Adams

September 15, 1984 - August 6, 2017

The Funeral Service for Wendy Leah Adams age 32, of Harvest, AL; will be Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brother Pat Lawrence officiating. Visitation will be Friday, August 11, 2017 5-8 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Miss. Adams passed away Sunday August 6, 2017.She was born September 15, 1984 in Madison County, AL, to Mark Douglas Adams and Karen Diane...
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William Franklin Richardson

December 20, 1927 - August 6, 2017

William Franklin Richardson, age 89 of Athens, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Crestwood Medical Center.Mr. Richardson was born December 20, 1927 in Lawrence County, TN to Emmett Bethel Richardson and Docia Spann Richardson. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother E.W. "Dub" Richardson, and his first wife, Ellen Taylor.He was a member of St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Athens...
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Clifton Edward Zirbel

October 3, 1946 - August 5, 2017

Clifton Edward Zirbel, 70, of Athens, AL, died Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Athens Limestone Hospital. The funeral was 12:00 PM, Monday, August 7, 2017, at McConnell Funeral Home, officiated by Bro. Tim Keenum of Sardis Springs Baptist Church. Visitation was held prior to the service and burial was in Roselawn Cemetery. Mr. Zirbel was born on October 3, 1946, in Athens, to Thomas Edward and...
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Randall Dean Tribble

May 4, 1950 - August 3, 2017

The Funeral Service for Randall Dean Tribble age 67, of Athens, AL; will be Monday, August 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Terry Brown officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 6, 2017 6-9 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery.Mr. Tribble passed away Thursday August 3, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital.He was born May 4, 1950, in Limestone...
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Margie M. Coffman

June 14, 1929 - July 31, 2017

Margie Webster Coffman, 88 of Athens, passed away July 31, 2017. Funeral Service will be Thursday August 3, 2017 at 2 PM at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Donald Terry and Mike Green officiating. Visitation will be Thursday August 3, 2017 from 11-1:45 at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Mrs. Coffman was born June 14, 1929 to Ollie M. Shelton and Martha Ann Joines...
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Frank CROUCH

March 17, 1941 - July 29, 2017

Frank Crouch, age 76 of Pulaski, TN, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Meadowbrook Healthcare and Rehab in Pulaski, TN.Graveside service will be Monday, July 31, 2017 at 3 p.m. at Athens City Cemetery with James Gilliam officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 1 to 2:45 at McConnell Funeral Home.Mr. Crouch was born March 17, 1941 in Limestone County to James Crouch and Lilly Mae Nixon...
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Bobby Reno

November 26, 1942 - July 25, 2017

Bobby C. Reno 74 of Hartselle passed away July 25, 2017. Memorial Service will be Saturday July 29, 2017 at 12 noon with visitation beginning at 11 AM at McConnell Funeral Home.Mr. Reno was a Military Veteran and a Monsanto Retiree. Mr. Reno was preceded in death by his parents , Villard and Laura Springer, and wife Mildred Reno, and son Johnny Reno. Mr. Reno is survived by sisters Faye Hatfield...
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Felix Edward Bates

April 21, 1935 - July 8, 2017

Funeral Service for Mr. Felix Edward Bates will be Tuesday July 11, 2017 at McConnell Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. with Joel Schrenk and Chuck Hood officiating.Visitation will be Monday July 10, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.Mr. Bates passed away Saturday July 8, 2017 at Athens Limestone Hospital.He was born April 21, 1935 in Limestone County, AL,...
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Roger Nolan Kyer

January 1, 1945 - July 4, 2017

Roger N. Kyer, age 72, of Athens, AL, passed away on July 4, 2017 after battling cancer. Roger was born January 1, 1945 and resided in Lorain County, Ohio until 2003 when he relocated to Athens. He is survived by his wife Karen Kyer and three children, Denise (Doug) Bonko, Bruce Kyer and Michael Kyer, 2 grandchildren, sisters Linda (Charles) Jack; Gail (Michael) Brinkley; Joyce (Antonio)...
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Thomas Allen GATLIN

November 15, 1937 - July 1, 2017

Thomas "Tommy" Allen Gatlin, 79, of Lester, Alabama passed from this life July 1, 2017 his at home, from complications due to Alzheimer's. He was born November 15, 1937, in Lester, Alabama to the late Hazel and Oceil Gatlin.He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charlotte Gatlin, of Lester; son Rick Gatlin and wife Pat, of Athens; son Roger and wife Tina, of Pulaski, TN, and son...
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Wayne Wayne Hovis

March 1, 1935 - June 28, 2017

The Funeral Service for Franklin Wayne Hovis age 82, of Toney, AL will be Friday, June 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brother Alan Hughes officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 30, 2017 1-2:45 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.Mr. Hovis passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017 at his residence.He was born March 1, 1935, in Madison County,...
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Doris Moon Lankster

July 5, 1941 - June 27, 2017

Doris Moon Lankster, age 75 of Huntsville, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at her residence. Funeral service will be Monday, July 3, 2017 at 1 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Joel Carwile officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home. Burial will be at Roselawn Cemetery.Ms. Lankster was born July 5, 1941 in Huntsville, AL to Dewey and...
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Robert Wayne Taylor

July 27, 1944 - June 27, 2017

The Graveside for Robert Wayne Taylor age 72, of Athens, AL; will be Friday, June 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with Lance Taylor officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 30, 2017 12:30-1:45 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Mr. Taylor passed away Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital after a lengthy illness.He was born July 27, 1944, in Limestone County, AL, to Ben William...
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Alfred Leroy Moyers

July 16, 1937 - June 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, AL.
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Mary Lee Moran

June 17, 1947 - June 24, 2017

The Funeral Service for Mary Lee Humphries Moran age 70, of Athens, AL; will be Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Larry Adams officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 28, 2017 3-5 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.Mrs. Moran passed away Saturday June 24, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital after a long battle with cancer.She...
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Odie Davy Stewart

October 24, 1957 - June 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home, Athens, AL.
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Hilburn Ross Williams

November 13, 1943 - June 12, 2017

The Visitation for Hilburn Ross Williams age 73, of Athens, AL; will be Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Mr. Williams passed away Monday June 12, 2017 at Dekalb Regional Medical Center. He was born November 13, 1943, in Limestone County, AL; to Hilburn Ross Williams, Sr., and Wilma E. Williams. He is survived by his wife Judith Ann Woods Williams, son Brian R....
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Earl Montgomery

August 3, 1951 - June 11, 2017

The Funeral Service for Earl William Montgomery age 65, of Tanner, AL; will be Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brother Ricky Lowery officiating.Visitation will be Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.Mr. Montgomery passed away Sunday, June 11, 2017 at his residence.He was born August 3, 1951, in...
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Annatolees Haney

August 15, 1921 - June 8, 2017

Annatolees Haney, age 95 of Athens passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Athens Limestone Hospital. Funeral service will be Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Steve Klein officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, June 10 from 5 - 8 p.m. Burial will be in Athens City Cemetery.Mrs. Haney was born August 15, 1921 in Limestone County to William Thomas Skeets and...
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Clyde Felix Patterson

April 28, 1931 - June 3, 2017

Clyde Felix Patterson, 86 of Elkmont, passed away June 3, 2017. Graveside Service will be Tuesday June 6, 2017 at 2 PM at Limestone Memorial Gardens.Visitation will be Tuesday June 6, 2017 from 12-1:45 PM at McConnell Funeral Home.Mr. Patterson is survived by his wife, Audrey Patterson; Son, Michael Patterson and wife Becky;Daughter, Sherry Patterson; Grandsons, Vince Patterson, Trevor...
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Brenda Loraine Kennemer

May 1, 1948 - May 31, 2017

Brenda Loraine Kennemer, age 69 of Athens, passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Huntsville Hospital. Ms. Kennemer was born May 1, 1948 in Limestone County to Elijah Amerson and Mary Ruth Carr Amerson. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Forrest Amerson, Robert Amerson, Edgar Amerson two sisters Emma Jean Smith and Virginia Lauderdale. Survivors include: two daughters,...
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Kenneth Shenfish

February 10, 1935 - May 26, 2017

Graveside Service will be Saturday June 3, 2017 at 2PM at Bottoms Cemetery in Athens, ALMcConnell Funeral Home DirectingKenneth Leroy Shenfish, beloved father, 82, passed away on May 26, 2017. He was born in Chicago IL. He is preceded in death by his wife Edna Hoffmann Shenfish who died Aug. 2016. Ken worked at AC Spark Plug and at IBM in Huntsville, AL and Manassas, VA., He retired in 1987....
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Louise Ashby Herod

April 7, 1921 - May 25, 2017

The Funeral Service for Mae Louise Ashby Herod age 96, of Alabama; will be Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Eddie Gooch officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6-9 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in Sandlin Cemetery.Mrs. Herod passed away Thursday May 25, 2017 in Nashville, TN.She was born April 7, 1921, in Huntsville AL. She was...
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Jean Williams

February 14, 1927 - May 21, 2017

The Funeral Service for Ima Jean Williams age 90, of Decatur, AL; will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Tim Cunningham officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 24, 2017 10-10:45 a.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.Mrs. Williams passed away Sunday May 21, 2017 at Decatur Health and Rehab.She was born February 14, 1927,...
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Bernice Markham Keyes

February 5, 1921 - May 20, 2017

Bernice Markham Keyes, 96, of Athens, died at home on Saturday night, May 20, surrounded by her family.Bernice was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Hubbard Hobbs Keyes (Jack), her parents, Charles Carl Markham and Ollie Murphy Markham, two sisters, Geneva Markham Boland and Atha Markham Pickard, and three brothers, Carl Clifford, Edward W., and E.J. Markham.She is survived by two sons,...
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Timothy Black

February 27, 1964 - May 20, 2017

The Graveside Service for Timothy Mark Black age 53, of Madison, AL; will be Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Ripley Cemetery with Brent Beaman officiating. Burial will be in Ripley Cemetery.Mr. Black passed away Saturday May 20, 2017 at his residence.He was born February 27, 1964, in Limestone County, AL, to Lloyd Price Black and DeWanda Burgreen Black. He is preceded in death by his...
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James W. Aldridge

August 9, 1946 - May 20, 2017

James "Jimmy" Aldridge, age 70 of Athens, passed away Saturday, May 20, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Aldridge was born August 9, 1946 in Morgan County to William Nathaniel Aldridge and Zolar Kyle Aldridge.He is preceded in death by his parents.Survivors include: his wife, Deborah Aldridge; two sons, James M. Aldridge and Stanley Aldridge both of Athens; three grandchildren, Nathan Aldridge, Anissa...
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Ethel Virginia Wales

March 21, 1924 - May 18, 2017

The Funeral Service for Ethel Virginia Wales age 93, of Athens, AL; will be Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Mg Mann and Joe Nave officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, May 21, 2017 1-2:45 p.m. at McConnell Funeral Home.Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.Mrs. Wales passed away Thursday May 18, 2017 at Limestone Health Facility.She was born March 21, 1924, in...
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