Obituaries May 2-6

Jean Cooper King
Falkville
Funeral service for Jean Cooper King, 85, was May 2 at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor John Davis officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Herring Cemetery.
Mrs. King died April 30 at Falkville Health Care Center. She was born May 30, 1933, in Morgan County to Charlie Emmitt Cooper and Essie Estelle Hall Cooper. She was a Methodist, a homemaker and a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Raymond Ernest King; her parents; a daughter, Brenda Joan Thompson; three brothers, James Cooper, Marvin Cooper and Raymond Cooper; and three sisters, Reba Self, Ruth Smith and Thelma Maddox.
Survivors include one son, Jack Thompson (Sue); one daughter, Sandra Allen; one sister, Betty Holifield; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Pallbearers were family and friends.

Joyanna McElfresh
Hartselle
Funeral service for Joyanna McElfresh, 78, was May 6 at 11 a.m. at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. John Ninke officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Hartselle Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. McElfresh died May 3 at her residence. She was born Dec. 17, 1940, in Hampden County, Massachusetts, to Theodore Ernest Paul and Constance Viola Hare Paul. She was employed with the Hartford Insurance Company as a claims representative, prior to her retirement. She was Lutheran in her faith.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Walter McElfresh, and two brothers, Peter Paul in Arkansas and Ernest T. Paul Sr. in Florida.
Survivors include one son, Gene Barrows (Linda R.); one daughter, Linda Sanford; one step- son, Jeff McElfresh; three step-daughters, Linda Jo Whitley, Barbara Tarbell and Patricia Crossley; one sister, Donna Bessken; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great- great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandsons.

Richard Allen “Thunder” Peppers
Hartselle
Funeral service for Richard Allen “Thunder” Peppers, 42, was May 6 at 3 p.m. at Calvary Assembly of God with Pastor George Sawyer officiating. The eulogy was given by Tyler Stinson, and speaking was Dr. Bob W. Jones. Peck Funeral Home directed.
His body was laid in state for two hours prior to service Monday at the church. Burial was in Hartselle Memory Gardens.
Mr. Peppers died May 2 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born Nov. 29, 1976, in Morgan County to Billy Peppers and Carla Sue Templeton Peppers. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God. He graduated from Hartselle High School, class of 1995, and completed his EMT training at Calhoun Community College. He was employed as an EMT and field training officer for Lifeguard Ambulance Service. He was an Alabama fan and an Atlanta Braves fan and had coached T-ball at Vinemont.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl and Betty Templeton, and an uncle Greg Peppers.
Survivors include his wife, Carla Jones Peppers; two sons, Xander Peppers and Judson Reed; two daughters, Kindal Peppers and Fayeth Reed; parents, Billy and Carla T. Peppers; grandmother, Betty Peppers; one sister, Cassie Peppers (Billy Trotter); and one brother-in-law, Bryan Jones.

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