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Obituaries week of Aug. 3

James Garrison
Falkville
Funeral service for James Garrison, 61, was held Monday, July 25, 2022 at
3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tommy Cavender officiating and
Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Roundtop Cemetery.
Visitation was Monday, July 25, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. at Peck
Funeral Home. Mr. Garrison died Friday, July 22, 2022 at Huntsville Hospital. He was
born May 13, 1961 in Morgan County to Grady Julian Garrison and Elizabeth
Willodean Mardis Garrison. He was employed by MRC Trucking, as a Truck
Driver and Instructor, prior to his passing. He was a wonderful husband,
father and grandfather and will be missed. Survivors include wife, Jonnie Lee Garrison; son, James Allen; daughter, Amberly Elizabeth Bice (Wesly); brothers, Adam Garrison and Michael Mardis; sister, Rita Garrison; grandchildren, Zoey Garrison, Weston Bice,
Rallen Garrison, Carley Garrison and Gabby Earl Bice. Pallbearers were Daniel Brown, Peyton Rowlan, Sean Butler, J.C. Whitworth, Jeffrery Garrison, Jordan Garrison and Clay Irin. 

 

Pamela Ann Owen
Chickamauga, Ga.
A graveside funeral service and interment for Pamela Ann Owen, 62, was held
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Hartselle City Cemetery with Bro.
Spencer Bell officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Visitation was
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 from 6-8p.m. at Peck Funeral Home.
Mrs. Owen died Thursday, July 21, 2022 at her residence. She was born
January 27, 1960, in Morgan County, to Joe Yancey Puckett and Peggy Jane
Sharp Harris. She was a Christian lady and attended First United Methodist Church in
Hartselle while growing up and later attended Metro Tabernacle Church in
Chattanooga. She was self-employed, having her own home cleaning service.
She enjoyed sewing and crocheting. She was preceded in death by her father Joe Yancey Puckett, her mother Peggy Jane Sharp Harris, stepfather Don Harris and a brother Phillip
Puckett. Survivors include son, Patrick Owen (Miranda); stepmother, Carolyn Puckett;
brother, David Puckett (Jennifer.) Pallbearers were family and friends. 

Elmer Hal Chaney
Hartselle
Funeral service for Elmer Hal Chaney, 80, was held Wednesday, July 27, 2022
at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Phillip Hardin officiating
and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in McKendree Cemetery.
Visitation was Wednesday, July 27, 2022 from 1-3p.m. at Peck
Funeral Home. Mr. Chaney died Monday, July 25, 2022 at Cullman Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sunday, June 14, 1942 in Morgan County to Elmer Burch Chaney
and Virgie Viola Roberts Chaney.  He was employed by and retired from
Wolverine Tube where he was a machine operator. He loved his family dearly
and loved his dogs, Parker and Lucy. He enjoyed collecting guns and knives
and bird hunting. Preceding him in death were his wife, Blanche Chaney and his parents. Survivors include son, Tim Chaney (Annette); brothers, James Chaney (Wanda),
Steve Chaney (Denise), and John Chaney (Janice); sister, Judy Stiles (Jeff);
grandchildren, Savannah Chaney and Adrieanna Chaney and a host of nieces and nephews
Pallbearers were Danny Hogan, Chris Keenum, Mike Garnett, Jack
Blankenship, Russell King and Mark England. 

 

Tina Young
Hartselle
Funeral service for Tina Young, 49, was held Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 1 p.m.
at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Gunter officiating and Peck
Funeral Home directing. Visitation was Saturday, July 30, 2022 from
noon to 1p.m. at Peck Funeral Home.
Ms. Young died Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Hospice Family Care. She was
born June 15, 1973, in Morgan County, to Charles Brown and Barbara Ann Owen
Brown. She was employed as a deli worker for Hometown Market, prior to her passing.
She was a wonderful mother, daughter, sister and grandmother. She will be
missed by all who loved her. Survivors include parents, Charles and Barbara Owen Brown; son, Dylan Dewayne Young; daughter, Asia Marie Young; brothers, Jeffrey Lee Brown and Billy Joe Brown (Lindsey); sister, Angela Gail Brown; grandchildren, Benjamin Wade Young, Asher Xavier Young, Ace Oakley Wilhite, Kole Rhett Young and Grayson Reed Young. 

 

Carolyn Howell Harper
Decatur
Funeral service for Carolyn Howell Harper, 75, was held Friday, July 29, 2022
at 1p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Harper officiating and
Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery.
Visitation was Friday, July 29, 2022 from 11a.m. to 1p.m. at Peck
Funeral Home. Mrs. Harper died Monday, July 25, 2022 at Decatur Morgan Hospital. She
was born December 5, 1946, in Morgan County to Atley Lenard Howell and
Edith Brown Howell. She was employed by Parkway Medical Center in
registration prior to her retirement. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and
playing Rook. She loved her family, her pets and Elvis Presley. She was preceded in death by two husbands and her parents. Survivors include daughter, Misty Dawn Harper; stepson, Bill Harper;
stepdaughter, Penny Sterling; sisters, Joyce White, Sherry Linderman,
Karen Chambers, Renee Howell Farris, and Pam Blackwood; grandchildren,
Abbigale Brooklyn Baily, Garrett William Baily and Olivia Clemmons
Family and friends served as pallbearers.
 

Calvin V. Houser, Jr.
Somerville
Funeral service for Calvin V. Houser Jr., 68, was held Tuesday, August 2,
2022 at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Joshua Marsh
officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial was in
Burningtree Memorial Gardens. Visitation was Monday, August 1, 2022
from 6-8p.m. at Peck Funeral Home. Mr. Houser died Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at his residence. He was born March 23, 1954 in Lawrence County to Calvin Varnell Houser, Sr. and
Hettie Faye Wilson Houser.  He was a United States Veteran, serving in
Vietnam, Desert Storm and Desert Shield and retired as a Master Sergeant
from the Air Force. He was a Mason and avid square dancer. Preceding him in death were his parents, a brother, James K. Houser and a niece, Joni Kyker; and a brother-in-law Johnny Kyker. Survivors include wife, Marguerite E. Houser; sons, Steven David Houser (Toni)
and Christopher Michael Houser (Crystal); daughter, Sabrina Dawn Estes (Jason);
sisters, Rita Faye Kyker and Donna Kay Henderson (Jeffery); grandchildren,
JC Estes, Nick Houser, Skylar Estes, Isaac Houser, Kadence Houser and Azzura Houser.
Pallbearers were Wade Wright, JC Estes, Isaac Houser, Nick Houser, John
Kyker and Jamie Houser. The honorary pallbearer was Skylar Estes.  

 

Judith Graham Livingston
Decatur

Funeral service for Judith Graham Livingston, 56, was held Thursday, July 28,
2022 at 7 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Geoff Halbrooks officiating
and Peck Funeral Home directing. Visitation was Thursday, July 28, 2022
from 5-7p.m. at Peck Funeral Home. Mrs. Livingston died Monday, July 25, 2022 at UAB Hospital. She was born August 15, 1965 in Cullman County, to Judson Virgil Graham and Linda Bell
Moore Graham. She loved doing crafts, painting and working with children.
She attended Bethel United Methodist Church. She was an Alabama football
fan. Preceding her in death were her dad, Virgil Graham, grandparents, Poss and
Edna Graham and Hershell and Sudie Moore and Carroll and Lois Livingston. Survivors include husband, Homer Livingston; sons, Tyler Hormel, Todd Hormel,
and Hunter Livingston; daughters, Meagan Hormel and Lillie Livingston; mother,
Linda Bell Moore Graham; sister, Loretta Privett (Luke); grandchildren, Zaiden Campbell and Maddyx Garrett; niece, Jessie Privett Hensley (Houston); nephew, Logan Privett.  

 

Joyce Carol Gusik
Danville


A memorial service for Joyce Carol Gusik, 70, was held Saturday, July 30,
2022 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Peck Funeral Home
directing. No visitation was scheduled. Mrs. Guzik died Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at her residence. She was born September 20, 1951 in Wayne County, Michigan to Clifford Charles Herstrom and Elsie Helen Oja Herstrom. She was a loving wife of 50 years and was loved dearly by her husband, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed spending time with her family and going on vacations to the beach. She was employed by
Hospice of the Valley as a Nurse, prior to her retirement. She was always
helping others and their families with their needs. Her parents preceded her in death.
Survivors include husband, Anthony Joseph Guzik, Jr.; son, Anthony Joseph Guzik, III (Sheena);
daughters, Christy Lynn Jones (Joseph), Jennifer Lynn Nickles (Jason), Vicki Lynn Gusik, and
Carol Ashford (Eric); sisters, Nancy Swincki (Vic) and Jody Aiken (Mark); fifteen grandchildren
and six great grandchildren. Family requests in lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation @ P.O. Box 531225, Birmingham, AL 35253. 

 

Jimmie Henderson
Somerville
Mr. Jimmie Henderson, 84, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2022 at his
residence. He was born May 14, 1938, in Morgan County, to Ben Henderson
and Gracie Allen Henderson. Mr. Henderson was a veteran serving with the United States Army. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He worked for Saginaw Steering for
25 years prior to his retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife,
Ruby Henderson, two sons, Jerry Henderson (who died at birth) and Ray
Henderson, three brothers and two sisters. Survivors include son, Eddie Henderson; brothers, Jack Henderson and Sherman Henderson;
sister, Shelby Brackens; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
No services were scheduled at this time. 

Grady E. (Gene) Whitten
Lillian, Ala.  

Gene died at his home in Lillian, Ala., May 4, 2022. He was born August 13, 1944 to Mildred Bailey Whitten-Shaffer. He is survived by his wife, Kelly Whitten; his daughters, Cindy Whitten, Leighann Whitten; three grandchildren, Magen Huntley, Amelia Stalter and Bryce Stalter; three sisters; Mary Townsend (Hubert), Brenda Davis and Edna Halbrooks (Ricky). He was preceded in death by his wife and first love, Carolyn Oakes Whitten; mother and stepfather, Mildred and Wayne Shaffer; his grandparents, Moses and Beulah Whitten and Newt and Annie Bailey; and one sister, Annette Shaffer. 

He loved football and played for his high school, #70. He loved Alabama football. Gene graduated from Morgan County High School in 1963. He went to work for Monsanto. He later went to work at the new GM plant in Decatur AL in the boiler room where he worked until he retired in 2004. He worked hard. He and Carolyn had a dream to retire and live in Gulf Shores. They were able to achieve their dream and bought a home about 3 or 4 blocks from the beach in Gulf Shores. They loved their life in this beach town. They bought a home in Lillian and moved in the spring of 2006, after Carolyn became afraid of the hurricanes after going through one 2004 and 2005. Carolyn passed away in July 2006 and Gene continued to live in Lillian until his death in 2022. There will be a celebration of Gene’s Life on August 13, 2022, at his sister’s home at 308 Speegle St., Hartselle, AL, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided. His daughters would like for anyone that knew Gene to come and share their memories of him. 

Gayla Turner Bailey 

Hartelle 

Gayla Turner Bailey was called home to Heaven by our Lord and savior on Friday, July 29, 2022, after battling many years of Parkinson’s disease. For six years she was cared for by a very loving staff at NHC Healthcare in Moulton. She was born on May 27, 1964 to Jo Ann and Cecil Howard Turner. Officiating the service was Reverend Ronald Manly and Reverend Tommy Smothers and directed by Peck Funeral Home. 

Gayla attended Judson College and graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a BA in Communications. After graduation, she worked for Decatur General Hospital Foundation before moving to Oak Ridge, Tennessee where she spent 24 years working for Consolidated Nuclear Security and Knoxville News Sentinel. She was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughters, Julie Bailey (William Means) and Jodie Scheffler (Samuel); granddaughter, Charlotte Means; parents, Jo Ann and Cecil Turner; sister, Robin Turner Higdon (Michael); two nieces, Brooke Higdon Spearman (Benjamin) and Bryn Higdon; nephew, Braxton Higdon; and best friend Emily Duke Payton.  

Visitation was held Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 2-3p.m. at Peck Funeral Home. The funeral was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2022 at Peck Funeral Home. Burial was at New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery in the Brooksville community. Pallbearers were William Means, Samuel Scheffler, Braxton Higdon, Patrick Graydon, Wally Payton, and Michael Manly. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation (Parkinson’s Disease Research) www.michaeljfox.org, Hospice of the Valley, 240 Johnston Street SE, Decatur, AL 35601, or to your favorite charity. 

Hubert Ronald Cole 

Falkville 

Funeral service for Hubert Ronald Cole, 79 of Falkville was held Monday, August 1, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Gunter officiating with burial in the Tourney Family Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. Visitation was Monday from 9-11a.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Cole was born January 15, 1943 in Grassey, Ala. to Hubert Washington Coles and Nora Ellen Cobb Cole. He passed away Friday, July 29, 2022 at Decatur-Morgan Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Noah Cole and brother-In-law, Scott Johnson. He retired from Solutia after 32 years where he worked as a control room operator. 

Survivors include wife, Phyliss Cole; 3 sons, Dale Cole, Billy Cole, and Jason Odom (Kristy); daughter, Tara Cole Ream (Floyd; 3 sisters, Sandra Dover, Debra Thornton, and Diane Johnson; six grandchildren, Naomi Cole, Travis Cole, Zachary Cole, Legena Nelson, Mark Abner, and Baylee Odom; two great-grandchildren, Liam Cole and Nolan Cole. Nephews were pallbearers. 

 

David Thomas Roy 

Hartselle 

Funeral service for David Thomas Roy, 66, was held Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Phillip Hines officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.  Burial was in Salem Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 1-3p.m. at Peck Funeral Home. Mr. Roy died Thursday, July 28, 2022 at his residence. He was born September 30, 1955, in Morgan County to John Elgie Roy and Elizabeth Ann Reynolds Roy.  He was employed by the Alabama Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment mechanic from which he retired after 20 years of service.  He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, John and Effie Mae Reynolds, Elbert Thomas and Katie Leona Roy; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice Ann and Bobby Frye, brothers, John Larry Roy and Mark Crawford Roy; a niece, Brandy Lynn Frye Ferguson; mother and father-in-law, Cecil and Mary Agnes Allen; and his fur babies, Rosco, Scrappy and Lil Scruffy. Survivors include wife, Mary Allen Roy; sister-in-law, Marilyn Wilson Roy; niece, Jennifer Binde (Ed); nephews, Jamie Roy (Joy) and Jason Frye (Shana); great nieces, Deanna Steele, Ashley Roy, Bailey Frye and ShaiAnn Ferguson; great nephews, Austin Roy (Sydney) and son, River, Cayne Ferguson and Brysen Frye.  

Pallbearers were Mark Allen, Jeff Allen, Jerry Allen, Don Depreast, Danny Wood, and Rick Copeland. We are very grateful to the nurses and staff at Hospice of North Alabama for the care and compassion they showed David. Sue Ann H., Keith G, Mallory, Lundon B. Kendall D., thank you for all you did for David. Thank Mac Beard and Peck Funeral Home for everything they have done. 

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