Obituaries (11/08/23)

Tracy Eddy LeCroy

Laceys Spring

A Celebration of Life Service for Tracy Eddy LeCroy, 55, will be Wednesday,
November 1, 2023, from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Monte Sano Lodge. Peck
Funeral Home assisted the family.
Mrs. LeCroy passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at her residence.  She
was born February 8, 1968, in Lawrence County, to Thomas Edward Ferguson
and Linda Dalrymple Ferguson McElyea.
Tracy met Sandy at the Brindlee Mountain Ball Park in 2005. They were
sitting on a bench together, which she said was the luckiest night of her
life. They were married on August 25, 2018.
“Thank you, Sandy, for all the laughter and love and for standing by me during
my illness. To my Beloved, Sandy, Chase, Hunter, Cole, Rosie and Chloe, and
all my friends and family:  How precious you all have been to me. Knowing
and loving each one of you was the success story of my life. Go on trips,
hike those mountains and think of me.”
Preceding Tracy in death were her father, two grandmothers, Lois Vest and
Addie Ferguson and a nephew, Tres’ Smith.
Survivors include husband Sandy LeCroy; sons Chase Andrew Moore, Hunter Eddy (Rosie) and Cole Eddy (Chloe); stepdaughters Elizabeth Eddy and Nikki Eddy Duncan; mother Linda Dalyrymple Ferguson McElyea; grandchildren Elijah Eddy, Jameson Eddy,
Scarlett Eddy, Olivia Moore and Silas Young.
Pallbearers will be Jim Garner, David Cupps, Ryan Tyson and Barry Bowen. 


Shawna Kay Higginbotham
Funeral service for Shawna Kay Higginbotham, 36, will be Friday, November 3,
2023 at 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Michael Gunter
officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Midway
Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Friday, November 3, 2023 from 11:00 AM
to 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home.
Miss Higginbotham passed away on Monday, October 30, 2023, at Huntsville
Hospital.  She was born January 13, 1987, in Morgan County, to Belinda
Higginbotham Johnson.
Shawna was a very outgoing person with a heart of gold. She, even now, is
immediately helping others by being an organ donor. She loved to sing, loved
her staff at C.D.D., eating at Captain D’s, her phone and talking on her
phone. She loved her family dearly.
Survivors include mother and stepfather Belinda Higginbotham Johnson (Byron Johnson); brother Olen Kilpatric; sister Raven Johnson.
Pallbearers will be Daniel Kilpatric, Dylan Looney, Caleb Anders and Grad



Artie Eaton

Mr. Robert Arthur “Artie” Eaton died on Friday, October 20, 2023.  He was
born May 8, 1975, in Morgan County,  to John Robert Eaton and Carmen Maria
Mr. Eaton loved to draw and was very artistic, loved spending time with his
family, especially his uncle Ji. He was employed as a carpet installer,
prior to his passing.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his mother Carmen Maria Jones; son Dylan Wade Horton; daughter Felecia Marie Eaton; brothers Buddy Eaton and Wayne “Little Boy” Compton; sister Nicole Hart (Mike); three grandchildren and one on the way. Many extended family members.
No services are scheduled at this time.  


Christian Clay Knight 

A private memorial service for Christian Clay Knight, 28, will be held by his family. Christian passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.  He was born June 27, 1995, in Morgan County, to Edward Bryan Knight and Retina Byrd Clemons.  He was employed by Sushi Village as a server, prior to his passing. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Darrell Joe Knight, Sr. and Rufus Ray Byrd and an aunt, Karen Adair.  

Survivors include his father Edward Bryan Knight; mother Retina Byrd Clemons (Len); sister Ashley Knight Luker (Colby); grandmothers Earnestine Byrd and Nelda Knight; Aunt Sharon Elkins and Uncle Darrell Joe Knight, Jr. 



Susan Watson 


A graveside funeral service and Interment for Susan W. Watson, 72, will be Friday, November 3, 2023, at 1 p.m., at Hartselle City Cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. No Visitation is scheduled. 

Ms. Watson died on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. She was born May 23, 1951, in Morgan County, to Bert M. Ward and E. Hilda Jones Ward. 

Susan was a Contract Administrator for Boeing, prior to her retirement. She loved her family and her cats. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, David Ward. 

Survivors include her husband, Alan McDermott; one son; three grandchildren; brother, Patrick L. Ward (Jodi); sister, Carol Greenhill (Richard A.); and two nieces. 




Jeff Waddell  

Funeral service for Jeff Waddell, 52, will be Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Carroll officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.  Burial will be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home.   

Mr. Waddell died on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at North Alabama Medical Center.  He was born March 30, 1971, in Morgan County, to Louie Edward Waddell and Shirley Louise Sisk Waddell.   

He was self-employec in the Construction industry. He was a master of sheetrock and general construction. He was an outstanding dad, a loving husband and grandfather. He also enjoyed motorcycles.   

Preceding him in death were his wife, Sheila Waddell, son, Kenny Hardy, and his parents, Edward and Shirley Waddell.  

Survivors include stepsons Daniel Hardy and Destin Frost; stepdaughter Amanda Hardy; brothers Randy Waddell, Wayne Simmons and Robert Simmons; sisters Pam Cagle and Rena Peden; stepsisters Carolyn Geist and Ann Ray; 11 grandchildren.  

Pallbearers will be Daniel Hardy, Kaleb Letson, Steven Peden, Daniel Peden, Ray Watkins, Jr. and Christian Simmons. 


Stanley Ray Borden, Sr.

Funeral service for Stanley Ray Borden, Sr., 72, will be Sunday, November 5,
2023 at 3:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Stanley Reeves
officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Valhermoso
Springs Holiness Church.  

Mr. Borden died on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at his residence.  He was
born October 9, 1951, in Morgan County, to Floyd Thomas Borden and Allie
Bell Morgan Borden.
He was a contractor-welder for Hubbard and Drake, prior to his retirement.
He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend. He had a
very giving nature and would help everyone he could. He enjoyed hunting,
fishing, working on cars and loved to weld.
Preceding him in death were his parents, a daughter, Allie Denise Borden,
three brothers, Jackie Borden, Roger Borden and Donald Borden and a sister,
Carolyn Cottingham.
Survivors include his wife Charlotte Borden; sons Stanley Ray Borden, Jr. (Robin); Zackrey Lynn Borden (Cassandra); David Cannon and Thomas Cannon; brother Thomas Borden (Susan); sisters Brenda James, Debra James, Clara Lang and Mary Loise; 19 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. 



Mary Carolyn Quinn

Mary Carolyn Gore Quinn, 91, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November
1, 2023.  She is now rejoicing in the presence of Jesus, her Lord and

Mary was born on October 30, 1932, to James Walter and Hattie Bell Gore in
the Beulah Community of Albertville, Alabama. She graduated from Albertville
High School, where she was Homecoming Queen. Mary also graduated from Sneed
Community College and Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University).
Graduating with a degree in Home Economics, Mary taught in Athens and then
for the Home Demonstration and 4-H Clubs for the US Department of
Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service in Hartselle, Alabama. On the
steps of First Baptist Church, Mary met the love of her life, Charles
Jackson Quinn. Their marriage of 66 years was filled with love, faith,
laughter, and service to their church family, friends and neighbors.

After raising their four children, Mary got a Masters in Special Education
and taught at Hartselle Junior High School. She taught a Ladies’ Sunday
School Class at First Baptist for many years and cherished studying and
sharing God’s Word. Loved by all who knew her, her gifts were listening,
caring, encouraging, and praying for her family and friends. She enjoyed
gardening, flowers, cooking, traveling, and visiting those in need. Her
greatest joy was her 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Jackson Quinn; parents,
Walter and Hattie Gore; siblings: Harley Gore, Maurene Nix, Bunt Studdard,
Ras Gore, Ed Gore, and James Gore. She is survived by her children: Beth
Brown (Tom), Kent Quinn (Teresa), Beverly Moore, and Leigh Moseman (David);
grandchildren: Ashley Leverette (Brandon), Clay Brown (Hannah), Kelly Leaf
(Gaven), Emily Moore (Quenton), Adam Quinn (Alexandra), David Quinn (Dawna),
Jacob Quinn (Hope), Marianne Morgan (Jeremy), Jeffrey Moore, Jackson Moore
(Emily), Katherine Moseman, Carolyn Moseman; great-grandchildren, Cole
Leverette, Case Leverette, Ella Leverette, Liam Brown, Luci Leaf, Leah
Morgan, Riley Morgan and Olivia Morgan; siblings: Wayne Gore, Betty Branum,
Frances Todd and Marjorie Black.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8th at
First Baptist Church, Hartselle, with her son, Kent Quinn, officiating and
her children and grandchildren celebrating a life well-lived. Visitation
will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, her family is requesting donations be made to The
Gideons International because of Mary’s love for God’s Holy Word and the
message of salvation through Jesus Christ.



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