Special to the Enquirer Dewel Lott

Obituaries June 23-July 1

Herman Oden 


Funeral service for Herman Oden, 90, was June 27 at 5 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Salter officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Johnson Chapel Cemetery. 

Mr. Oden died June 23 at his residence. He was born Nov. 6, 1928, in Marshall County to William Oden and Bessie Mae Hallmark Sandlin. He was employed by Fruehauf as a pressworker and laborer prior to his retirement. He was a member of Johnson Chapel United Methodist Church. 

Preceding him in death were his wife, Virginia Sue Hensley Oden, his parents and a sister, Dorothy Turner. Survivors include one son, Steven Oden; two sisters, Jurelene Wallace and Kathleen Moody (Johnny); two grandchildren, Casey Shaw (Adam) and Stephanie Pannell (Tyler); and three great-grandchildren, Hayden Shaw, Tristan Shaw and Graysen Shaw.

Pallbearers were Tyler Pannell, Nathan Cowart, Jerry Summerford and Adam Shaw. 


James B. “JB” Story 


James B. “JB” Story, born June 25,1956 in Decatur, passed away at age 62 June 17 in Birmingham. He is most remembered as an antique dealer and long-time hairdresser. JB was loved by many and will be greatly missed. 

He is survived by his companion, Robert Kelley; sisters, Sandra Minor, Decatur, and Kathy Bullard, Falkville; and many nieces, nephews and friends. 

JB was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mary Story; sister Wanda Yates; and brother Evon Story. 

A private celebration of life was held by immediate family. 


Wanda Prince Boyd 


Funeral service for Wanda Prince Boyd, 78, was June 27 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wendell Prince officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. 

Ms. Boyd died June 23 at her residence. She was born Sept. 5, 1940, in Morgan County to Nathan Alexander Prince and Hattie Pauline Waddell Prince. She was employed by Olan Mills Portrait Studio, retouching canvas photos as a quality control specialist. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved her life – from working at the dirt track six to seven days a week to working with kids’ baseball, soccer, volleyball and go-karts, and then she still found time to bowl professionally. 

She was never afraid of hard work, from weeding an acre to fixing a truck and maintaining a dirt racetrack. 

She was an avid gardener, had a green thumb and loved to watch things grow. She was a cancer survivor, was good-spirited and was loved dearly by all who knew her. 

Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Steven Douglas Prince; a nephew, Jason Prince; sisters-in-law, Francis Prince and Shelia Prince; and a brother-in-law, Martin Depreast. 

Survivors include three sons, Nathaniel Wayne Dobbins (Dana), Scott Boyd (April) and Stacy Boyd (Gracie); three daughters, Donna Shipley, Casandra Wilson (Joe) and Shannon Boyd; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 

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Wanda Boyd


James “Freddie” Weaver 


Funeral service for James “Freddie” Weaver, 55, was June 27 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Watson officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. 

Mr. Weaver died June 24 at Decatur Morgan Parkway Medical Center. He was born March 27, 1964, in Cullman County to Leonard Preston Weaver and Linda Sue Hulsey Clardy. He was employed as an HVAC technician for Bama Air Company. 

Preceding him in death were a son, James Brandon Weaver, his father and two brothers, Leonard Ray Weaver and DelmerTyrone Putman. 

Survivors include his wife, Connie Weaver; two daughters, Monica Moore (Scott) and Jennie Weaver; mother, Linda Sue Hulsey Clardy; two brothers, Ricky Weaver and Shane Weaver; six sisters, Becky Weaver, Annette Kennedy, Ann Kennedy, Connie Mitchell, Stacey Primeau and Crystal Ferguson; six grandchildren, Jaye Phillips, Aiden Sheffield, Austin Sheffield, Heaven Baker, Jacob Whitlow and Paisley Whitlow; and several nieces and nephews. 


Jake Austin Russell 


Funeral service for Jake Austin Russell, 23, was June 29 at noon at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Brian Bridges officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Roundtop Cemetery July 1. 

Mr. Russell died June 24. He was born July 13, 1995, in Fort Stewart, Ga., to Jesse Mac Russell and Spring Hall Jarrell. Jake loved gaming. He was a computer assembly technician and did computer editing. 

Survivors include one son, Thomas Axil Russell; father, Jesse Mac Russell; mother, Spring Hall Jarrell; and two sisters, Madison Cole and Jasmine Cole. 


Charles Calvin Balcom 


Funeral service for Charles Calvin Balcom, 86, was June 28 at noon at Hartselle Church of Christ with Phillip Hines officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, Ark. 

Mr. Balcom died June 25 at Summerford Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 12, 1932, in Poinsett County, Arkansas, to Tom Lester Balcom and Pearl Eltha Lee Balcom. 

He served for many years as a Church of Christ minister in churches located in St. Joseph, Mo., Sandusky, Ohio, Flint, Mich., Howenwald,Tenn., Hartselle, Benton, Ark., Hatton and Haleyville. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Lester Merle Balcom, a son, Daniel Ray Balcom, and a daughter, Kerrie Balcom Martin. 

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Virginia Ruth Balcom; one son, Timothy Balcom (Marchelle); two brothers, James Warren Balcom (Charlene) and Thomas David Balcom (Brenda); one sister, Lou Etta Balcom Fain (George); 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers were Damann Balcom, T.J. Balcom, J.C. Martin, Hogan Martin, Chris Martin and Tim Balcom. 

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made to the Children’s Homes c/o 5515 Walcott Road, Paragould, Arkansas 72450 or www.childrenshomes.org. 


Dewel Coleman (D.C.) Lott 


Funeral service for Dewel Coleman (D.C.) Lott, 91, will be July 3 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ruben M. Williams officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Baptist Church at Crane Hill in Cullman County. 

Mr. Lott died peacefully at his home June 29. He was born Sept. 6, 1927, in Cullman County to George Arthur Lott and Flossie Arrilla Calvert Lott. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hartselle, where he served as an ordained deacon. 

Mr. Lott served his country and is a veteran of the United States Army after serving in Seoul, Korea. He was a graduate of Auburn University with his Bachelor of Science degree in 1951 and Master of Science degree in 1958, and he was a graduate of A&M University with an Associate of Arts degree. 

He was a vocational/agribusiness instructor for 38.5 years at Semmes High School in Mobile County, Cotaco High School and A.P. Brewer High School in Morgan County. He enjoyed researching and recording his family histories. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Elmira Wilson and her husband Clyde and Thersia Murphree and her husband Ellard. 

Survivors include his wife, Dolores Williams Lott; one son, Stanley Dewel Lott (Patricia); two daughters, Karen Lott Vinzant (Keith) and Jennelle Lott Yancey (Don); one sister, Lola Lott Blevins (Christal); eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Jody Vinzant, Nathan Lott, Matthew Vinzant, Stephen Yancey, Kevin Yancey and Ashlee Vinzant Chunn. 

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Gideons International, St. Jude’s hospitals or to the Caring Place.


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