Obituaries Mar. 1 – 8
Jack Junior Nelson
A graveside funeral service and interment for Jack Junior Nelson, 80, was held March 3 at 2:30 p.m. at Bell Springs Cemetery with Bro. Robert Partridge officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Nelson died Feb. 28 at his residence. He was born Dec. 28, 1940, in Jefferson County to Jack C. Nelson and Pauline McDonald Nelson. He was a carpenter for John Norton Construction prior to his retirement. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Shirley Faye Holmes.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Denton Nelson, Vinemont; sons, Chris Nelson, Huntsville, and Jeff Nelson, Cullman; sister, Barbara Sullins, Laurel, Miss.; and grandchildren, Meghan Nelson and Christian Nelson, both of Huntsville.
Funeral service for Clezell Asherbranner, 90, was held March 3 at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Josh Hogland officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 28, 1930, in Morgan County to Lige F. Hensley and Ethel Segars Hensley.
Mrs. Asherbranner was born Nov. 28, 1930, and passed away March 1 at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Buddy” Asherbranner; her son, Kyle Doyle Asherbranner; and her parents, Lige F. Hensley and Ethel Segars Hensley.
Surviving Mrs. Asherbranner are her granddaughter, Brandy Kay Morgan and husband Noah A. Morgan, and her great-grandchildren, Austin Tyler Orr, Hunter Alan Orr, Phillip Cash Morgan, John Bryant Morgan and many nieces and nephews.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved everyone who knew her, and she made everyone’s life a little better. She always had a smile and a hug for you, and she loved God and her family. She will be missed, but her smile and memories will live on in our hearts.
Pallbearers were Austin Tyler Orr, Hunter Alan Orr, Earl Vest, Virgil Vest, Billy Vest, and Ray Vest. Honorary pallbearer was Noah A. Morgan.
Funeral service for Donnie Turrentine, 60, was held March 4 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roger Aldridge officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery.
Mr. Turrentine died Feb. 28 at his residence. He was born May 20, 1960, in Morgan County to Coy Cecil Turrentine and Martha Looney Turrentine. He was a truck driver and owner-operator for Kaplan Inc. and loved his career. He also enjoyed deer hunting in his spare time.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Tracey Asherbranner Turrentine; daughter, Tasha Lynn Turrentine VanOrmer (Chris); stepson, Christopher Eric England (Candace); brother, Conrad Floyd Turrentine (Elizabeth); sister, Clara Turrentine Asherbranner (Willard); grandchildren, Carly, Callie and Emy VanOrmer and Christian and Bella England; great-grandchild, Oaklynn; nieces, Chrissy Peebles (Andrew) and Amy Edge (Jason); great-nieces, Laci and Nevaeh; and great-nephew, Claude.
Pallbearers were Brody Hagemore, Jason Edge, Andrew Peebles, James Turrentine, Brandon Turrentine, Cranson Asherbranner, Chance Asherbranner, Cole Asherbranner and Josh Asherbranner.
Martha Looney Letson
A graveside service and interment for Martha Looney Letson, 71, was held at Burningtree Memorial Gardens March 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Mrs. Letson died March 1 at her home. She worked as a medical transcriptionist until her retirement. She was a big Auburn fan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Christine Looney.
Survivors include her husband, Standley Letson; daughters, Misty Auen (Paul), April Aldridge and Kristin Whitworth (PJ); four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Paul Auen, Chandler Auen, Tyler Woodall, PJ Whitworth, Hunter Aldridge and Zack Bryant.
A graveside funeral service and interment for Lucille Brown was held at 2 p.m. March 6 at Valhermoso Holiness Cemetery with Bro. Tim Patrick officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
Lucille Brown went home to be with her Savior March 2 at her home with loved ones. She was born Oct. 7, 1938, in Morgan County to Zack Barnett Sr. and Gracie Key. She worked 29 years at Brown’s Recycling before she retired. Lucille was the perfect example of a holiness women; she loved her church and her Savior. She loved her family and friends, especially her great-grandson, Clay. One of her favorite things to do was go to the mountains and spend time with her wonderful husband, Hoyt. She was the best wife, mother and grandmother that anyone could ask for. She would never leave you without a hug and her beautiful smile.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight Brown; her son, Kevin Brown; her grandson, Phillip Brown; her parents; and three brothers and three sisters.
The family would like to say special thanks to Nancy Downes and the many other people who helped and gave care to Lucille during her final days.
Survivors include her husband, Hoyt Brown; grandson, Michael Brown (Misty); great-grandson, Clay Brown; stepsons, Steven Brown (Tina) and Tim Brown (Jennifer); stepdaughter, Sheila Casinger (Cass), step-grandsons, Temon Brown and Hoyt Brown; brothers, James “Buddy” Brown, Earl Barnett and Rayburn Barnett; sister, Helen Bailey; and sister-in-law and best-friend, Nellie Brown.
Pallbearers were Cecil Blocker, Jason Blocker, Daniel Blocker, Ira Giddens, Alan Tweedie and Joel Bailey. Honorary pallbearers were Devoy Brown, Darron Blocker and Noel Bailey.
Danny Ray Bradley
Funeral service for Danny Ray Bradley, 56, was held March 6 at noon at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Cody Landis officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Hartselle City Cemetery.
Mr. Bradley died March 3 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born April 1, 1964, in Morgan County to Charles Thomas Bradley and Annie Muerl Weeks Bradley. He was employed by Sonoco Company as a production worker prior to his passing. He was a very fun-loving person and an avid Alabama fan. He was also a very loving grandfather to his five grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Janice Bradley; son, Coty Donaldson (Nicole); daughters, Kayla Bradley and Karmen Donaldson; brothers, Frankie Bradley (Tracy), Keith Bradley (Natalia) and Shannon Bradley; and grandchildren, Justin Donaldson, Bella Donaldson, Gabbie De-leon Bradley, Christian De-leon Bradley and Kianna De-leon Bradley. Pallbearers were family and friends.
Hoyett L. May
A graveside funeral service and burial for Hoyett L. May, 88, of Hartselle was held March 7, at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Hartselle at 3 p.m. Peck Funeral Home directed.
Mr. May died March 4 from complications related to his advanced Parkinson’s disease.
He was the son of the late Andrew Jackson May Jr. and Della J. Holmes May. He was a lifelong resident of Hartselle and served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He was a devoted husband and father who worked as a brick mason for many years before starting Hartselle Woodcrafts, a local furniture manufacturing business. He was a prior member and deacon at Bethel Baptist Church. He had a passion for music playing violin, guitar and piano. He was frequently seen driving through town with his beloved pets over the years, Precious, Taz and finally Zeus.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 47 years, Marie Goodwin May, and his brothers and sisters, Hilda Bates Porter, Ada Fay Bates Britt, J. Willard May, Dorothy Jane May Yancey, Jackson Harold May, and Beth May Walden.
He is survived by his three daughters, Cynthia May Canada and husband Larry of Tuscaloosa, Sandra May Musgrave and husband Ken of Park City, UT, and Teresa May of Chandler, Arizona, and two grandchildren, John and Emily Canada.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease.
Shannon Clem Dunaway
Funeral service for Shannon Clem Dunaway, 46, was held March 7 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. J.D. Thorn officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Dunaway died March 4 at his residence. She was born April 26, 1974, in Mobile County to Garry Clem and Sandra Driver Cook. She was a loving wife and mother and a member of the Point Mallard Parkway Baptist Church, where she loved working in the nursery. She was a huge Atlanta Braves fan and loved to watch her kids play sports. She was employed as a CPA for Byrd, Smalley and Adams for 25 years.
Survivors include her husband, James Robert Dunaway, Decatur; son, Connor J. Dunaway; daughter, Claire M. Dunaway; father, Garry Clem (Vivian), Foley; mother, Sandra Driver Cook, Decatur; and brothers, Jeff Clem, Charles Ellis (Karen) and Donald Ellis (Anita).
Pallbearers were Shane Bagwell, Keith Burgess, Tim Smalley, Jeff Clem, Nick Case and Donald Ellis.
James Duke Kimbrough Sr.
James Duke Kimbrough Sr., 89, of Hartselle, born Oct. 17, 1931, in Odenville and passed away March 4. A memorial service to be held at a later date by the family. Mr. Kimbrough attended Woodrow Wilson Elementary School and Ensley High School and was a graduate of University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in commerce and business administration. He completed some post-graduate studies in metallurgy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He was a member of Hartselle First United Methodist Church.
After completing his formal education, he served two years as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army, including a tour of duty in Korea. He was employed for more than 26 years with U.S. Steel Corporation at both the Fairfield and Pittsburg locations.
He enjoyed a nice long and healthy retirement, especially pheasant hunting in the cornfields of Pennsylvania, fly fishing in Idaho, saltwater boating and fishing in Alabama’s Gulf waters and extensive travels.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Marcus Duke Kimbrough Jr., and Sarah Forman Kimbrough, and his beloved daughter, Rebecca Kay O’Brien. Survivors include his beloved wife of 70 years, Peggy Thompson Kimbrough; sons, James Duke Kimbrough Jr. and wife Kathy and John David Kimbrough and wife Claire; daughters Sarah Kathleen Yocom and husband Roger and Leslie Ann Sigmon and husband Joseph; grandsons John Kevin O’Brien and wife Katherine and John Scott Esneault Jr.; granddaughters Jennifer Yocom Howald and husband Eric, Anna Kathleen Yocom, Emily Frances Esneault, Sarah Claire Kimbrough and Hannah Leigh Kimbrough; and great-granddaughters Ameya Jaye Howald and Alyssa Khloe Jackson.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Sammy Becdach at Clearview Cancer Clinic and Hospice of the Valley for their care and support.