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Obituaries week of Feb. 16

Glen Digman

Cullman

A graveside funeral service and interment for Glen Digman, 61, was held Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. at Cook Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. No visitation was scheduled.

Mr. Digman died Feb. 3. He was born April 27, 1960, in Lorraine, Ohio, to Seldon Digmen and Mary Jeanette Stinson Digman.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his father, Seldon Digman; daughter, Jennifer Digman; and sister, Carolyn Petty.

 

Howard Lee Frazier

Laceys Spring

Funeral service for Howard Lee Frazier, 86, was held Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at Valhermoso Springs Baptist Church with Bro. Tim Cray officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Valhermoso Baptist Cemetery.

Mr. Frazier died Feb. 5 at Huntsville Hospital. He was born June 5, 1935, in Morgan County to William Frazier and Beaulah Thompson Frazier. He was employed by Lando Frost as a maintenance engineer prior to his retirement. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother and friend.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daniel Frazier; a brother, James Frazier; and sisters, Marie Frazier, Louise Allison, Lurleen Leeth and Sherie Key. Survivors include his sons, Timothy Frazier (Lanie), Howard Frazier (Sarah); daughter, Tammy Frazier; brothers, Johnnie Frazier, Raymond Frazier and William Frazier Sr.; sisters, Velma Dudley and Betty Jo Miller; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and; three great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Nick Sessions, Robert Frazier, Jacob Frazier, Joe Doppler, Matt Kranv and Johnny Paul Frazier.

Robert “Bob” Cuyle Jr.

Hartselle

A visitation for Mr. Robert “Bob” Cuyle Jr. was held Feb. 10 from 4-6 p.m., with the funeral service to be held at 6 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home.

Bob passed away Feb. 4 at the age of 59 at his residence in Hartselle.

He was born on July 10, 1962, to Robert Emerson Cuyle Sr. and Laura Jane Bowling Cuyle in Germany.

He worked as a cook at Ryan’s Steak House. He loved fishing, tinkering with old cars and helping people out with whatever they needed. He was an avid music lover, loved animals and will be remembered for his witty sense of humor.

He is survived by his sons, Thomas Edward Cuyle (Kari) of Trinity and Nicholas Kenneth Gardner of Avon, Indiana; daughters, Brandy Lee Quattlebaum (Stephen) of Hartselle and Christina Ann Hicks (Charlie) of Hartselle; and six grandchildren.

 

Guandaline (Wanda) Westmoreland

Somerville

A visitation service for Guandaline (Wanda) Westmoreland, 77, was held Feb. 10 from 6-8 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home.

Mrs. Westmoreland died Feb. 8 at her residence. She was born Sept. 22, 1944, in Morgan County to Andy Edward Winton and Thelma Beatrice Hopkins Winton. She was employed by Morgan County Board of Education in the maintenance department prior to her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Ray Westmoreland Sr.; a son, James Ray Winton; a brother, Arlon Ray Winton; her parents; two grandchildren, Dale Edward Collins and Melissa Marie Collins; and a sister-in-law, Elaine Winton.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Collins King (Darryl); sons, Jerry Don Winton (Denise) and Jesse Ray Westmoreland III (Lisa); brothers, Clinton Carl Winton, Howard Gene Winton (Joyce) and Ken Wayne Winton; sisters, Carolyn Ann Bess, Willodean Bomar (Luther), Linda Gayle Nichols and Peggy Sue Holland; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

Christopher James Barber

Falkville

Funeral service for Christopher James Barber, 44, was held Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Barber died Feb. 7 at his residence. He was born March 28, 1977, in Cullman County to George Thomas Barber and Patsy Louise Barber Vance. He was employed by Ruskin Packaging, as a pallet builder, prior to his passing.

He was a wonderful father, son, cousin, nephew and friend.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his mother, Patsy Louise Barber Vance; daughters, Hannah Alexis Barber, Havannah, Nicole Barber and Tosha Barber; aunts, Rachel Ann Sheppard, Glenda Smith (Frank), Mary Holcomb (Terry) and Mary Steele; Uncle Johnny Barber (Diana); and cousins, Tonya Barber, Christy Barber, Johnathon Barber, Mandy Holcomb Mann, Kayla Holcomb, John Barber, Cindy Woodard, Jeff Castleman and Joey Smith

Pallbearers were Robert Vance, David Mooney, Seth Floyd, John Johns and Van Cellars.

 

Douglas Eugene Cole

Falkville

Graveside funeral service and interment for Douglas Eugene Cole, 92, was held Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. at Salem Cemetery with Bro. Mark McCullar officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. No visitation was scheduled.

Mr. Cole died Feb. 8 at Summerford Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 24, 1929, in Limestone County to Van W. Cole and Dorothy E. (Nave) Cole. He was employed as a security guard prior to his retirement.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gary D. Cole; his parents; a brother, Ronald Cole; and a sister, Lois Dean Bates.

Survivors include one son, David B. Cole; nieces, Vicki Belew (Eddy) and Tracy McGhee; nephew, Ronald Jones (Terry); and great-niece, Lauren Campbell.

 

Kaytreen Collins

Hartselle

Funeral for Sarah Kaytreen Collins, 72, of Hartselle was held Feb. 13 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Pastor DeJuan Reese officiating. Burial was in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Collins, who died Feb. 8, was born Oct. 6, 1949, to parents Alfred and Aline White. She retired from Morgan County Schools system, where she was a secretary at Danville High School and Danville-Neel Elementary School. She loved being a member of Life Church in Hartselle, where you could often find her greeting attendees on Sunday mornings. She had a servant’s heart, and it made her happy when she was able to help others.

After retirement, she enjoyed traveling all over with her friends and family.

Mrs. Collins was preceded in death by her parents and husband Bobby Collins.

Survivors include her sons, Kevin Bowling (Karen), Greg Bowling and Jeremy Bowling (Dewana); brother, Darrel White; and grandchildren, Kristian, Kenzie and Sarah.

Pallbearers were family and friends.

 

Darrell C. Haley

Hartselle

Funeral service for Darrell C. Haley, 76, was held Feb. 12 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Alan Host officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Hartselle Memory Gardens.

Mr. Haley died Feb. 9 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born Feb. 16, 1945, in Oklahoma to Fred Haley and Olita Scarberry Haley. He was employed with the state of Alabama and Morgan County as a court reporter and stenographer prior to his retirement.

Mr. Haley was a United States Army veteran and was a wonderful father, grandfather and brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his daughters, Traca Hunkapillar and Teri Smith; brothers, Larry Haley and Steve Haley; sisters, Lois Richey, Nita Henley and Debbie Rickard; and grandchildren, Madison and Trey Hunkapillar and Brent and Hannah Smith.

Patricia Christine Wylie Lott

Hartselle

Mrs. Patricia Christine Wylie Lott, 68, went to be with the Lord Feb. 9 at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 23, 1953, in Amarillo, Texas, to Melvin Wylie and Christine Dover Wylie Steele. She was employed by 3M Company and retired after 25 years of service and worked at Sunbridge Health and Rehab as a nurse.

She was an avid lover of horses and horseback riding, and she loved sewing, embroidering and gardening, but she most loved taking care of her family.

A graveside funeral service and interment for Mrs. Lott was held Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Hartselle Memory Gardens with Bro. Steve Agee officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include husband, Stanley Lott; sons, Patrick Crabtree (Rylee) and Aaron Perry; mother, Christine Steele; brother, Jerry Wylie; and grandchildren, Katie Perry and Gabriella Perry.

 

Martha Joan Keeton Bivens

Hartselle

Funeral service for Martha Joan Keeton Bivens, 81, was held Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. at South Decatur Church of God with Pastor Jay Rhodes officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Mount Pisgah.

Mrs. Bivens died Feb. 10 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. She was born Sept. 11, 1940, in Morgan County to Joe Scott and Iva Lee Thompson Scott. She was a member of the South Decatur Church of God for 50 years, where she taught Sunday School for those 50 years. She was very active in her church and was a devoted Christian. She loved her children and grandchildren dearly. She was employed by Belk and Martin’s in retail sales prior to her retirement.

Preceding her in death were her first husband, L.D. Keeton, and a son, Anthony Allen Keeton, and her parents.

Survivors include husband Delmar Bivens; sons, Lee Jody Keeton (Teresa) and Chris Keeton (Tammy); stepson, David Bivens; daughters, Jackie Speakman (Larry) and Rebecca Walker; grandchildren, Symphony Paulette Keeton, Daniel Lee Keeton, Joshua Howard, Summor Gooch (Monty), Austin Keeton, Christian Keeton and Ethan Walker; and great-grandchildren, Camen Morris, Bryce Morris, Indie Gooch and Kyleigh Keeton.

Pallbearers were Josh Howard, Daniel Keeton, Ethan Walker, Austin Keeton, Camen Morris, Bryce Morris, Monty Gooch and Weaver Burden.

 

Wayne Legg

Falkville

Funeral service for Wayne Legg, 71, was held Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kendall Davis officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Falkville City Cemetery.

Mr. Legg died Feb. 11 at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 9, 1950, in Jefferson County to Robert Louis Legg and Dorothy England Bates.

He was employed as an electrician with Flour-Daniels, prior to his retirement, and also owned his own business.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Jacob Legg.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Legg; sons, James Legg (Nikki) and Joshua Legg; brother, J.R. Legg; and eight grandchildren.

 

Jessie Waldman

Hartselle

Funeral service for Jessie Waldman, 76, of Hartselle was held Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at Sanctuary Community Church with Bro. Shane Britt officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Town Creek.

Jessie was born Sept. 23, 1945, in Morgan County to Israel Waldman and Virginia Moyers Waldman. Jessie passed away Feb. 11 at his residence.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid Alabama Fan.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father Jimmy Cordell and sister Marylyn Waldman.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Waldman; two sons, Scottie Waldman and Marshell Waldman (Stacey); daughter, Rachel Morgan (Thomas); four brothers, James Cordell (Sharon), James Waldman (Sheila), Neil Waldman and Barry Waldman; three sisters, Dianne Knoch, Brenda McDaniel and Janice Waldman; and four grandchildren, Lucy Donaldson, Cathy Rose, Tabitha Donaldson and Iris Waldman.

Pallbearers were Marshall Waldman, Thomas Morgan, Wayne Knoch and Joseph Knoch.

 

Billy Wayne Childers

Eva

Funeral service for Billy Wayne Childers, 85, of Eva was held Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Phillip Robinson officiating. Burial was in the Lawrence Cove Cemetery. Peck Funeral Home directed.

Mr. Childers was born Feb. 1, 1937, in Morgan County to Orbin Almon Childers and Loil Smith Childers. He passed away Feb. 11 at his residence.

He was a member of Resurrection Baptist Church. He loved his wife, children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Billy Joe Childers and John Mitchell Childers; granddaughter, Lonnie Kay Childers; four sisters, Iree Kinney, Opal Bolan, Wilda Pozar and Marzell McClendon; and two brothers, Larry Childers and David Childers.

Survivors include his wife, Patty Jean Cole Childers; two sons, Darrell (Sandy) Childers and Terry (Janice) Childers; two daughters, Kathy (Henry) Johnson and Susan (Ronald) Thompson; sister, Carolyn (V. A.) Oden; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Joseph Franklin Edwards

Dallas, Texas

Joseph Franklin Edwards, “Papa Joe” or “Joey” or “Little Joe,” 62, passed away unexpectedly in Dallas, Texas, Jan. 23.

He was born Jan. 27, 1959, to Joseph A. Edwards and Marceline Edwards in Dallas, Texas.

In his youth, he was an active participant in bull riding events at the Mesquite Rodeo and traveled across the country participating in numerous national rodeos. For more than 35 years, he worked in the roofing and sheet metal industry at Hipwell Sheet Metal, a family business for more than 100 years.

Friends describe Joe as a generous man with steady principles. All who knew Joe could count on him to be a giving host and the life of any party.

Most recently, he enjoyed spending time with his seven grandchildren, spoiling them with excessive amounts of candy and toys.

He is survived by his children, Mindy Folts, Krista DuRapau and Joseph “Joby” Edwards Jr.; grandchildren, Charlotte Crockett, Wyatt Edwards, Lily Edwards, William Folts, Decklyn DuRapau, Molly DuRapau, and Beau Edwards; and sisters, Donna Edwards, Cindy Shotwell and Susan Edwards.

Joseph was laid to rest Feb. 7 at Grove Hill Funeral Home, 3920 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, Texas, after a funeral service from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and the graveside committal service at 11:30 a.m.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.andersonclaytongonzalez.com for the Edwards family.

 

Mack Lee Dunlap

Falkville

Funeral service for Mack Lee Dunlap, 75, of Falkville, was held Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Bro. Harold Thompson officiating. Burial was at the Key Family Cemetery.

Mr. Dunlap died Feb. 12 at his residence. He was born Sept. 15, 1946, in Morgan County to Buster Dunlap and Lorene Stinson Dunlap.

Mack retired from the maintenance department at Monsanto after more than 30 years. He was a 1965 graduate of Falkville High School. He loved to water ski. He would competition ski and was a ski instructor. He enjoyed buying, selling and collecting antiques and other junk.

Mack taught self-defense classes in Decatur. He coached women’s slow pitch softball and was a super nice guy.

He was preceded in death by parents and a brother, Sherrill Dunlap.

Survivors Include three sisters, Rachel Phillips, Rebecca Cornelius and Margaret Dunlap, and two nieces, Keli McMurray and Teri Dunlap.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Berry, James Niles, Keith Thomas, Kenneth Brewer, Jimmy Bolton, Will Debes and Steven Ziaja.

Jimmy Benefield served as an honorary pallbearer.

 

A.D. “Art” Galbreath

Somerville

Funeral service for A.D. “Art” Galbreath, 87, of Somerville was held Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with a graveside service Feb. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Galbreath Cemetery in Hamilton. Peck Funeral Home directed.

Mr. Galbreath, who was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Detroit, Ala., to Johnnie Hobson Galbreath and Cora Lillian Curry Galbreath, died Feb. 13 at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked as a mechanic at a shop in Gasoline Alley near Huntsville before going to work as a millwright at Monsanto, where he stayed for more than 29 years.

After his retirement, he worked from 2000-2016 as a boat mechanic at Priceville Marine Center.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Galbreath.

He is survived by two daughters, Christy Holland (John) and Gayle Galbreath; one brother, Gordon Galbreath; three grandchildren, Jonathan Galbreath (Jennifer), Hannah Holland and Jack Holland; and seven great-grandchildren, Brodie Murphy, Brayden Galbreath, Kyngston Orr, Brock Galbreath, Brilynn Galbreath, Briella Galbreath and Elijah Alexander.

 

Shirley Patterson Russell

Hartselle

A graveside funeral service and interment for Shirley Patterson Russell, 89, will be Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Hartselle City Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. No visitation is scheduled.

Mrs. Russell died Feb. 13 at her residence. She was born Nov. 2, 1932, in Cullman County to Curtis Patterson and Vela Sherrill Patterson.

Mrs. Russell was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hartselle and a member of the Rainbow Garden Club and the Current Review Club. She loved working in her flower beds and being a homemaker for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Russell, and her parents.

Survivors include one son, Kelly Russell; daughters, Julia Russell Hall, Laura Russell Kellogg, Karen Russell Martin and Jennifer Russell Ricks; sisters, Jackie Morgan and Dottie White; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to Hospice of the Valley.

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