Obituaries Week of September 8, 2021

Barcliff Hal “Buck” Duncan
A graveside funeral service and interment for Barcliff Hal “Buck” Duncan, 84, was held Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. at Herring Cemetery with Bro. Jimmy Legg officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.  

Mr. Duncan died Aug. 29 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born April 20, 1937, in Morgan County to Walter Duncan and Juanita Tucker Duncan. He was a graduate of Falkville High School, was a farm manager for Ingrams Farms and was a caring father, grandfather and brother.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe, Billy Don and J.D. Duncan; and sisters, Ellen Chunn and Louise Hammon. 

Survivors include sons, Rodney Duncan and Gerald Duncan (Ashley); daughters, Mary Duncan and Laurie Kapuya (Jean Paul); sister, Sandra Olson (Johnny); and grandchildren, Hunter Duncan, Gavin Duncan, Morgan Duncan and Amelia Kapuya.  

Pallbearers were family and friends. 


Sarah Virginia Baker Rollins 


A graveside funeral service and Interment for Sarah Virginia Baker Rollins, 86, was held Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. at New Friendship Cemetery with Bro. Gary Parker officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. 

Mrs. Rollins passed away Aug. 30 at her residence. She was born Sept. 11, 1934, in Morgan County to Albert Baker and Lillie Turner Baker. She was a homemaker for her family and loved them dearly. When you visited her, she always wanted you to have something to take with you. She loved to shop. She was a member of the Chapel Baptist Church and attended Tunsel Road Baptist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Elmer Rollins, parents and a granddaughter, Naquita Rollins.
Survivors include sons, Delmer Rollins (Sonja) and Hoyt Rollins; daughters, Helen Guess, Darlene Parker (Gary), Marquita Heaps (Rodney) and Tammy Moebes (Joe); brother, Steve Baker; sisters, Vennie Mae Terry, Carolyne Whitt and Margie Huber; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.  

Pallbearers were Gary Atchley, Josh Parker, Noah Earls, Chad Wall, Delmer Rollins, II, Cody Woods. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 


Emma Lucille Darnell Long 


A graveside funeral service and interment for Emma Lucille Darnell Long, 86, was held Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. at Johnson Chapel Cemetery with her grandson, Jeremy Lang, officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. 

Mrs. Long passed away Aug. 30 at Summerford Nursing Home. She was born June 26, 1935, in Winston County to Arthur Darnell and AnnieElizabeth Morgan Darnell. She was a homemaker for her family that she loved dearly. 

Preceding her in death were two husbands, Leldon Levodis Long and Laverne Smith; her parents; a son, Randall Long; a granddaughter, Ashley Kay Long; and a son-in-law, Kenneth Lang. 

Survivors include son, John Long (Pat), Somerville; daughters, Cathy Weiss (Jim), North Carolina, and Lavonda Lang, Somerville; daughter-in-law, Kay Long, Hartselle; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jason Myers, T.J. Long, Kyle McDowell, Jeremy Lang, Nikki Johnson and Jodi Reynolds. 


James L. “Jimmy” Glenn Jr. 

A memorial service for James L. “Jimmy” Glenn Jr., 55, was held Sept. 2 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tom Lewis officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. 
Mr. Glenn passed away Aug. 31 at his residence. He was born March 4, 1966, in Morgan County to James Louie Glenn Sr. and Shelby Ann Blackwood Glenn. He was employed by Pilgrim’s Pride as a hatchery manager prior to his passing.  

Jimmy loved his family with all of his heart and cared for his friends deeply. He enjoyed hunting and had established the On-Point Hunting Club. He raised quail and pheasants and loved his bird dogs. He was a veteran who served in the United States Army Special Forces. 

Jimmy was a caring son, father, grandfather and brother. 

Survivors include his son, James Alexander Glenn (Kelley), Nashville, Tennessee; daughter, Polly Glenn Overdear (Dylon), Hartselle; parents, Jim and Shelby Glenn, Danville; sister, Robin Glenn McCutcheon (Dr. Mike), Decatur; and grandchild, Wilder Overdear. 


Betty Ruth Fuller Owens 

A graveside funeral service and interment for Betty Ruth Fuller Owens, 90, was held Sept. 4 at 11 a.m. at Burningtree Memorial Gardens with Phillip Hines officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. 

Mrs. Owens passed away Aug. 31 at her residence. She was born Feb. 2, 1931, in Lawrence County to Lonnie Griggs Fuller and Erma Ethel Kyle Fuller. She was employed by Riverside Assisted Living as a cook prior to her retirement. She enjoyed baking and making wedding cakes. 

She was a member of the Hartselle Church of Christ and the Priceville Civitans.
Preceding her in death were a son, Karey Owens; her parents; two brothers, Gerald and Ronald Fuller; and a granddaughter, Ashleigh Carrie Owens. 

Survivors include husband, John Owens; son, Kenneth Owens; daughters, Sheri Owens and Karen Owens; sister, Rachel James; and granddaughter, Alexandria Owens.  

Her nephews served as pallbearers.  

In lieu of flowers, her family requests to please honor Betty by donating to a worthy cause. 


Melvin Beggs
Funeral service for Melvin Beggs, 84, was held Sept. 5 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Emilo Chanez officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.  Burial was in Red Oak Cemetery.  

Mr. Beggs died Aug. 31 at Huntsville Hospital. He was born Dec. 29, 1936, in Morgan County to James Harvey Beggs and Willie Mae Vest Beggs.  

Melvin married Cora Belle Spurlin July 31, 1959, and they were together until her death March 25. He loved to dance and enjoyed working on his farm, and he also worked in the heating and cooling industry.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Cora Beggs; his parents; a son, Melvin Blake Beggs, and a brother, Franklin Delano”Buddy” Beggs. 

Survivors include sons, Jeffrey Stewart Beggs (Selisa), Joseph Adam Beggs and David Carwin Beggs (Lisa); daughter, Danita Collette Nash (Jimmy); brother, James Harvey Beggs II; sister, Frances June Spurlin; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.  

Pallbearers were John Durham, Gary Brasher, Jerry Jones, Corey Prince, Tyler Thompson and Timothy Beggs. 

Tangy Mashell Goodwin-Hill 


A graveside service for Mrs. Tangy Mashell Goodwin-Hill, 54, of Hartselle, who passed away Aug. 17, was held Aug. 26 at noon at Sterrs Cemetery. Sharpley Funeral Home directed the services. 


Franklin D. Harrison 


A graveside funeral service and interment for Franklin D. Harrison, 86, was held Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Cemetery with Bro. Wayne Cobb officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. 
Mr. Harrison died Sept. 1 at St. Vincent’s Hospital East. He was born Oct. 16, 1934, in Morgan County to Frank J. Harrison and Ira B. Martin Harrison.  

Mr. Harrison was a member of the Trussville Church of Christ and a former member of Falkville Church of Christ. He retired from South Central Bell after 25 years of service and served in the United States Navy. He loved his family and his church family dearly. He was a huge Alabama fan.  

Preceding him in death were his wife, Billie Sue Harrison, his parents and a sister, Juanita Anderson.
Survivors include son, Kenneth Harrison; daughters, Cindy Mabry, Lisa McKinney (James), Sonia Cavender (Steve) and Karen Scott (Dusty); sister, Adell Gibson; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.  

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


Sara Belinda Thompson Montgomery
A graveside funeral service and interment for Sara Belinda Thompson Montgomery, 61, was held Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. at New Center Baptist Cemetery with Bro. Ben Bates officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. 

Mrs. Montgomery died Sept. 1 at her residence. She was born Sept. 27, 1959, in El Paso, Texas, to Charles Ward Thompson II and Sara Cortez Thompson.
Belinda was in the Alabama State Hall of Fame for bowling and also in the Huntsville City Bowling Hall of Fame. She was employed as a delivery person for the USA Today Newspaper.  

She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include husband, Barry Montgomery; son, Charles Ward Thompson III; cousin, Phyllis Jane Arellano; and two grandchildren 


Candy Wright 


Funeral service for Candy Wright, 48, was held Sept. 4 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Patricia Winsett officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Shoal Creek Cemetery.  

Mrs. Wright passed away Aug. 31 at UAB Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1973, in Pulaski, Tennessee, to Gregory Hewitt and Barbara Russell. She was a loving homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother for her family and worked as a United States postal carrier. She was birdwatcher, loved fishing and made amazing candles, “Candy’s Candles.”  

She was preceded in death by her father, Gregory Hewitt, and her grandfather, John Russell.  

Survivors include husband, Wayne Wright Jr.; mother, Barbara Melton; children, Felicia Alverson,
David Lovell, Wayne Wright III (Mary), Dylan Brooks and Jessica Wright; sisters, Crystal Gee and 
Tammy Jackson; brother, Landon Hewitt; grandmother, Ruby Russell; and grandchildren, Nevaeh, Matthew, Caspian, Isabella and Chunk.

David Bradley Cobb 


Funeral service for David Bradley Cobb, 34, was held Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chris Smith and Bro. Stephen Payne officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Herring Cemetery. 

Mr. Cobb passed away Aug. 20 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. 

He was born June 12, 1987, in Morgan County to James Douglas Cobb and Connie Wilson Hill (Tommie). He was a proud soldier, serving in the U.S. Army during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was studying automotive technology at Calhoun Community College at the time of his passing. 

Survivors include his mother, Connie Wilson Hill (Tommie); brothers, Johnny Cobb (Marti), Wesley Cobb (Emmaline Fenner) and Jonathan Hill (Kristen); and nieces and nephews, Mackenzie Cobb, Colby Ricks, Zelda Cobb and Addison Hill.  

Pallbearers were Michael Cobb, Colby Ricks, Johnny Cobb, Amanda Thompson, Jackie Wilson and Jonathan Hill. 


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