04-11-18 obituaries

Wilma McAbee Betterton Johnson

Decatur

 

Celebration of Life service for Wilma McAbee Betterton Johnson, 92, was held April 6 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scotty Hogan officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson died April 3 at Decatur Morgan Parkway Hospital. She was born Jan. 13, 1926, in Morgan County to Milam Monroe McAbee and Mattie Jane Martin McAbee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Loyd Betterton, husband Thomas Johnson, son Roger

Betterton, brother Hollis McAbee and sister Dorothy Hall.

Prior to retirement she was employed at Hartselle Hospital as head cashier for more than 20 years. She was a Christian and a member of Neel Methodist Church, where she gave her heart to the Lord at 9 years of age. She enjoyed life and people, especially her family, whom she loved dearly.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Betterton (Lisa); two daughters, Debra Betterton and Kathy Hogan (Scotty); and grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Parkway Hospital, USA Decatur Health and Rehab and Columbia Cottage for the care that was given to her.

Prior to her recent illness she enjoyed living at Wesley Acres and made many friends there.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

 

Eva Portia Eddins Eddy

Hartselle

 

Eva Eddy, 82, of Hartselle passed away April 1 at her residence. She was surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born June 8, 1935, in Roanoke, Va., to parents Guy Henry Eddins Jr. and Pauline Bruce Eddins. She graduated from Jefferson Senior High School in Roanoke, Va., and later earned an associate’s degree in art from Calhoun Community College. She owned and operated Eva’s China and Gifts in Hartselle from 1980-2000.

Eva was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a devoted patron of the arts and had a passion for photography. She possessed an independent and

adventurous spirit, which led her on travels across the country and to Europe, Asia and South America. In November 2017, Eva traveled on her own to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Susan Kinney (Dan) of McCalla, David Eddy (Tammy) of Hartselle and Steven Eddy (Glynda) and Stephanie Burroughs, both of Vinemont; nine grandchildren and 11

great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Arnold Eddy, her parents and sister Shelia Ann Eddins Overstreet.

Funeral service was held April 4 at 10 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Jeremy Wilson officiating.

Matthew Eddy, Micah Eddy, Nicholas Eddy, Joseph Kinney, Jacob Scherzer, Joshua Shannon, Adam Ray and Lewis Allen Bingham served as pallbearers.

 

Dale Cox

Somerville

 

Funeral service for Dale Cox, 61, was held April 6 at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church with Bro. Charles Owens officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery.

Mr. Cox died April 2 at Huntsville Hospital. He was born Aug. 5, 1956, in Michigan to Jerry Alton Cox and Margie Elizabeth Long Cox. He was an active member of Shiloh Baptist Church, a member of

the Free Masons, a member of the Somerville Lodge and a member of the Cotaco Volunteer Fire Department. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend.

He was employed as a cost engineer for Parson’s Contracting for NASA.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include one son, Nicholas Cox (Mary), Somerville; four daughters, Kayla Brady (A.J.), Somerville, Destiny Cox (fiancé Kyle Winiger), Somerville, Mallony Cox, Somerville, and Lori Allison (Keith), Somerville; father, Jerry Alton Cox; two brothers, Keith Cox, Huntsville, and Jeff Cox, Madison; one sister, Monda Cox, Huntsville; and six grandchildren, Alexander Curbow, Ashtin Price, Waylon Black, Emelia Cox, Nora Brady and Lane Brady.

Pallbearers were Alexander Curbow, Douglas Wimpee Jr., Logan Allison, Dustin Cox, Jason Frazier and Keith Allison.

 

Debbie Cox

Somerville

 

Funeral service for Debbie Cox, 54, was held April 6 at 1 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church with Bro. Charles Owens officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery.

Mrs. Cox died April 2 at her residence. She was born May 27, 1963, in Indiana to Raymond Dudley Turner and Dollie Frances Hill Turner. She was an active member of Shiloh Baptist Church, was a retired paramedic and was employed by the Morgan County School System as a bus driver. She was a member of the Cotaco Volunteer Fire Department.

Debbie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Michael Turner and sister Lisa Taber.

Survivors include one son, Nicholas Cox (Mary), Somerville; our daughters, Kayla Brady (A.J.), Somerville, Destiny Cox (fiancé Kyle Winiger), Somerville, Mallony Cox, Somerville, and Lori Allison (Keith), Somerville; two brothers, Randy Waugh and Wally Kidd; four sisters: Terees TigerRose, Kathy Braun, Carolyn Kidd and Phyllis Schell; and six grandchildren, Alexander Curbow, Douglas Wimpee Jr., Logan Allison, Dustin Cox, Jason Frazier and Keith Allison.

Pallbearers were Jonathan Stites, Christian Waugh, Mike Owen, Dylan Allison, Tennis Owen and Scott Frazier.

 

Nell Rose

Hartselle

 

Funeral service for Nell Rose, 85, was held April 8 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Greg Lee officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Burningtree Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Rose died April 4 at her residence. She was born Nov. 10, 1932, in Lawrence County to Elmer Beck and Virgie Dawson Beck.

She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband, Carl K. Rose, and her parents.

Survivors include three sons, Carl Keith Rose, Hartselle, Lane Rose (Donna), Hartselle, and Shelby Rose, Decatur; two daughters, Lynn Mooneyham (David), Somerville, and Denise Rose, Hartselle; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

 

Wilma Juanita Via Weeks Poisson

Hartselle

 

Funeral service for Wilma Juanita Via Weeks Poisson, 90, was held April 8 at 1:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ralph Henderson officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Corinth Cemetery.

Mrs. Poisson died April 5 at Limestone Health Facility.

She was born Sept. 23, 1927, in Lawrence County to Harry Edgar Via and Alpha Frances Swendell Via. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church and was a nursing assistant for home health prior to her retirement. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Henry Weeks and Marcel Poisson; her parents; three brothers, John, Lowell and Elmo Via; and two sisters, Nell Via and Treva Shaw.

Survivors include three sons, Terry Weeks, Douglas Weeks (Linda) and Phillip Weeks; one brother, Opal Via; three grandchildren, Misty Weeks, Jill Ferguson and Krystal Weeks; and five great-grandchildren.

 

Frankie J. Rhoden

Somerville

 

A Celebration of Life service for Frankie J. Rhoden, 72, was held April 8 at 12:30 p.m. at Center Springs United Methodist Church with Bro. Steve Pilkington officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Mrs. Rhoden died April 5 at Huntsville Hospital. She was born Aug. 26, 1945, in Morgan County to Harry Franklin Jones and Ada Irene Winton Jones. She was a secretary for Harris, Caddell and Shanks Law Firm

prior to retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Rhoden; two sons, David Ellsworth (Lisa) and Michael Rhoden; three daughters, Denise Hallisey, Robin Lee and Cathy Rhoden; one brother, Kendall Jones; 13 grandchildren, Destin Rodgers, Summer Hastings, Michele Springer, Reece Lee, Lauren Goodwin, Chance Ellsworth, Mitchell Hallisey, Walker Lee, Hannah Rhoden, Austin Segars, Robert Rhoden, Kirsten Segars and Haley Rhoden; and nine great-grandchildren Royster Blaxton, Brayleigh Royster, Chloe Hastings, Charleigh Hastings, Danger Hastings, Harleigh Springer, Collin Perry, Nikolai Rodgers and Jace Whorton Rodgers.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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