Obituaries (12/13/23)

Diana Crane
Danville

Funeral service for Diana Crane, 59, will be Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at
2:30 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tim Taylor officiating and
Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Grange Hall Cemetery.
Ms. Crane died on Thursday, November 30, 2023 at her residence.  She was
born September 1, 1964, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Donald Allen VanOrman and
Shrilyn Louise Johnson.
She was a loving, devoted mother, who was a hardworking and dependable
woman. She cared deeply for her family, had a big heart and was always
helping others. She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirlyn Sweat.
Survivors include her son Christopher Nix; daughters Destiny Crane and Nicole Perry; father Donald Allen VanOrman; brother Butch VanOrman; sisters Cindy Wynn and Lisa Conway; five grandchildren.
 

 

Michael R. Parkman
Somerville

Mr. Michael R. Parkman, 80, died on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Decatur
Morgan Hospital.  He was born June 7, 1943, in England, to Cyril Robert
Parkman and Elsie Joyce Bright Parkman.
He was married to his wife, Dianne, for 31 years. He was a U.S.
veteran, serving in the Navy, and was a blacksmith by trade. Mr. Parkman
loved dancing and loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren with all
of his heart. He also coached soccer in Hartselle.
Preceding him in death were a son, Paul Parkman and his parents.
Survivors include his wife Dianne Culley Parkman; son Michael Robert Parkman, Jr. (Zina); daughters Vivian Rose Robinson and Constance Marie Jackson (Shane); sister Petula Johnson; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and one on the way.
No services are scheduled at this time. 

 

 

Charlotte Regina Hardy  

Charlotte Regina Hardy, 93, passed away Friday, December 1, 2023, in Lexington, Tenn. She was a retired nurse’s aide. She is survived by two sons Phillip “P.J.” Hardy (Chris) and Mike Hardy (Melinda), two sisters Linda Sivley and Rebecca Hennen; a brother; Russell Chunn; two grandchildren Joshua Hardy and Ashley Hardy Ridley (Eric); and great-grandchildren Blaine, Rhylee, Leighton, and Carolina Ridley and Reanna Hardy.  She was preceded in death by her husband Carter Russell Hardy; a son Steven Hardy; her parents Escomb and Lillian Sanders Chunn; siblings Jane Brown, Catherine Whitsett and Dickson Chunn. Graveside funeral services will be December 5 at 11 a.m. at the Center Springs Methodist Church Cemetery in Valhermoso Springs with Reed’s Chapel of Lexington, Tenn. in charge of the arrangements. 

 

 

Karen Reed Plemons
Hartselle

Funeral service for Karen Sue Reed Plemons, 83, will be Sunday, December 10,
2023 at 3:00 PM at New Center Baptist Church with Bro. Ben Bates officiating
and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in New Center Cemetery.
Mrs. Plemons died on Monday, December 4, 2023, at her residence at Columbia
Cottage, with her daughter by her side.  She was born September 13, 1940, in
Highland County, Illinois, to Hubert Reed and Margaret Evans Reed.
She was a homemaker for her family who she loved with all of her heart, and
she was a member of the New Center Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Harold R. Plemons a brother,
Darrell E. Reed and her parents.
Survivors include daughter Tracy Hardison; three sons Scott Schmitt; Tim Plemons (Amy) and Hal Plemons, (Diana); nine grandchildren Ronnie Ussery, Theresa Plemons, Matthew Ussery, Lucas
Ussery, Kayla Elliott (Jason), Timothy Plemons (Brittany), Katya Schmitt,
Victoria Schmitt and Evan Plemons; nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jason Elliott, Michael Halbrooks, Ryan Halbrooks, Nathan
Bates, Grant Beal and Chad Day.
 

 

Timothy “Tim” Troullier  

DECATUR 

Funeral service for Timothy “Tim” Troullier, 63, will be Monday, December 11, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Joe David Bailey officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Burningtree Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home. 

Mr. Troullier died on Monday, December 4, 2023 at Huntsville Hospital. He was born June 22, 1960, in Illinois, to Kenneth Edward Troullier and Geraldine Louise Chia Troullier. Tim was a man of many talents. Growing up he bowled and played hockey, but golf became a favorite past time and he enjoyed swinging a club any chance he could get. A Master Craftsman, he could build anything you could imagine. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was employed by Daikin as an Instrumental and Electrical Electrician, prior to his retirement, where after he continued electrician work. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his fur babies, Tee-beau and Lily. 

Survivors include his wife, Debra Troullier; daughter, Ashley Lorance (Dalton); son, Dexter Troullier (Kim); daughter, Toni Mayhone (Adam); stepsons, Michael Patterson (Kylie) and Brandon Patterson; brother, Adam Troullier (Beverly); sisters, Stacy Murphy and Becky Elliott (Arthur); 10 grandchildren, Brynn Lorance, Theodore Lorance, Bryan Wilson, Hayden Tooley, Caleb Tooley, Hunter Troullier, Rowan Troullier, Cullen Boyles, Elijah Patterson and Bella Patterson. Fur babies, Molly and Abby. 

Pallbearers will be family and friends. 

 

R.E. Tapscott  

HARTSELLE — Funeral service for R.E. Tapscott, 81, of Hartselle, will be Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 2:00 p.m., at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Bro. Spencer Bell and Bro. Greg Alred officiating. Mr. Tapscott will lie in state from, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the church. The burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home. 

Mr. Tapscott died on Friday, December 8, 2023. He was born on November 29, 1942, in Morgan County to Shields Edward Tapscott and Nellie Pearl Prince Tapscott. He was a long-time member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and in numerous roles including Chairman of Deacons and treasurer. Mr. Tapscott loved quail hunting and spending time with his family and friends. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Brenda Roy Tapscott; and brother, Glen Tapscott. 

Survivors include two sons, Stacy Tapscott (Tina) and Jason Tapscott; one brother, Ricky Tapscott; two sisters, Gail Nuss and Etta Fowler; five grandchildren, Ansley Smith (Miles), Olivia Tapscott, Tyde Tapscott, Emma Tapscott, and Rowe Tapscott 

Pallbearers will be Tyde Tapscott, Miles Smith, Joe Nuss, Seth Nuss, Andrew Nuss, Chris Wallace, Mickey Wallace, and Myron Tapscott. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 250 Mt. Zion Road, Hartselle, Alabama 35640. 

 

 

Dovie “Linda” Hayes  

TRINITY 

Funeral service for Dovie “Linda” Hayes, 69, will be Friday, December 8, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery. Visitation will be 

Thursday, December 7, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Hayes died on Friday, December 1, 2023 at her residence. She was born July 21, 1954, in Morgan County, to Sybil Lorene Mills Tucker. Mrs. Hayes was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Loved by many as much as she loved them. She was a contracted truck driver prior to her retirement. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray Tucker and Lorene Tucker and four sisters, Carol Tucker, Toni Tucker, Teresa Burch and Barbara Henderson. 

Survivors include her husband, Johnnie Hayes; son, Johnny Hayes, II (Levonia); daughters, Linda Renae Hayes (Robby), Carol Parker (Larry) and Melissa Hayes; brothers, Mike Tucker and Darryl Tucker (Carol); sister, Tammy Burch (Dale); nine grandchildren, Devin Hayes, Austin Hayes, Justin Parker, Maranda Hayes, Logan Parker, Micha Hayes, Jacob Hayes, Joshua Hayes and Johnny Hayes, III; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Pallbearers will be Devin Hayes, Austin Hayes, Justin Parker, Logan Parker, Jacob Hayes and Joseph Henderson. 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Lonnie Henderson and Chris Tucker. 

 

 

Hershell C. Brown
Baileyton

A memorial service for Hershell C. Brown, 83, will be Sunday, December 10,
2023 at 2:30 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Floyd Bradford
officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. No visitation is scheduled.

Mr. Brown passed away on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Hospice Family Care.
He was born July 13, 1940, in Morgan County to James Coleman Brown and Lula
Mae Turney Brown.  He was employed as assistant manager for Charter
Communications, prior to his retirement.

Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers, Roy Brown, Armand Brown
and Elmo Brown and sisters, Ruby Collum and Vivian Carnell.
Survivors include his wife Betty Veal Brown; sons Randy Brown (Sherry) and Tony Brown (Karen); daughter Angie Brown and brother Wayne Brown.
In lieu of flowers, family requests memorial donations be made to the
American Liver Foundation. 

 

Dot Watkins
Somerville

Funeral service for Dot Watkins, 84, will be Monday, December 11, 2023, at
2:00 PM at Center Springs Church with Bro. Michael Mason officiating and
Peck Funeral Home directing.    The burial will be in Center Springs Cemetery.
Mrs. Watkins passed away on Friday, December 8, 2023, at Decatur Morgan
Hospital.  She was born September 14, 1939, in Morgan County, to Thomas
Crittenden Dunaway and Dooma Lynn Dunaway.
She was employed as a postal clerk for the United States Postal Service,
prior to her retirement and loved to cook for her family and friends. She
was a life-long member of Center Springs Church where she played the piano,
led the music and sang with the voice of an angel. She also taught Sunday
School. Mrs. Watkins was a very generous person and taught her family to
appreciate what they had and to always help others. She loved ministering to
children at the schools where she taught as a substitute teacher.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Gilbert and Billy Joe
Dunaway and sisters, Arlene Sivley, Leevella McGee and Ina Johnston and a
grandchild, Erin Nicole Speegle.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years Jim Watkins; son Jim Watkins (Donna); daughters Julia Randolph (Yancey) and Mary Speegle (Terry); three grandchildren Brianna Bohannon (Andrew), Jake Randolph (Amanda) and Luke Randolph (Shaynah); three great-grandchildren Hazel Randolph, Halson Randolph and Atlas Randolph.
Pallbearers will be Luke Randolph, Andrew Bohannon, Jake Randolph, Trevor
Borden, Bill Dunaway, Thomas Wade and Ryan Wade. 

 

Scotty Wayne Stover  

DANVILLE 

Funeral service for Scotty Wayne Stover, 51, of Danville, will be Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Godbee officiating. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Speake. Visitation will be Monday, December 11, 2023, from 6 p.m. — 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mr. Stover joined the Lord, and his earthly father, on December 8, 2023. He was born on March 3, 1972, in Morgan County to Donald Wayne Stover and Sherry Kaye Montgomery Stover. Scotty was a simple man who loved working with his hands, enjoyed God’s creation, and being with, and supporting, all those he loved. 

Survivors include his wife, Kristi Stover; son, Hunter Stover (Robin); mother, Sherry Stover; sister, Sheri Melson (Jeffery); two grandchildren, Isabella Berryman and Silas Lake Stover; a host of nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law. 

Pallbearers will be Tim Steele, Heath Steele, Jamie Prater, Drew Prater, Jeffery Melson, and Kaleb Melson. 

 

 

Daniel Eli Champion

Somerville

A graveside service for Daniel Eli Champion will be at 1:00 PM on Monday,
December 11, 2023 at Center Springs cemetery with Bro. Garry Dobbs
officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be on Sunday,
December 10, 2023 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home.

Daniel was born on July 5, 1977 to Bennie Carl Champion and Gina Lorraine
Champion in Hollywood, Florida.

Mr. Champion died on December 7, 2023 at Parkway Medical Center. Daniel
Champion was a dedicated employee at Hubbard and Drake for 20 years. He was
a loving father and husband who loved to hunt and spend time with his
family.
Survivors include his wife, Nikki Champion; two daughters Kasey Champion (Jeremy), and Harley Champion; parents Bennie Carl and Gina Champion; one brother Bennie Champion Jr.
Pallbearers will be Jeremy Lacy, Rusty White, Ben Champion, Tyler Champion,
Daniel R. Champion and Josh Franklin.
Honorary Pallbearers will be family and friends.
 

 

Phillip Edward Wright  

Phillip Edward Wright, 58, of Huntsville, died on December 7, 2023. Mr. Wright was born on March 24, 1965 in Hartselle to Phillip Wright and Betty Burnet. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Peck Funeral Home. Phillip was a loving husband and he’s been a hard worker all his life. He was preceded in death by his sister Judy Harmon, brother James Lindley, and his father Phillip Wright. 

Survivors include wife Elizabeth Wright; three sons Guy Wayne Buchanan, Marcus Fletcher and Kenyon Moore; five Brothers Billy Lindley, Boyce Lindley, Donnie Lindley, David Lindley and Paul Lindley; sister Gail Duncan.  

 

 

Roselle Hayes Livingston 

Decatur 

  

Funeral service for Roselle Hayes Livingston, 96, will be Monday, December 11, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Geoff Halbrooks officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Shoal Creek Cemetery.  Visitation will be Monday, December 11, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Livingston died on Friday, December 8, 2023 at her residence. She was born September 23, 1927, in Morgan County to William Elbert Hayes and Mertle Hayes. 

Throughout the years she owned and operated a grocery store and a service station, worked at Lois’s wedding and cake, and worked until retirement at Worthington. She loved to play Bingo, enjoyed crossword puzzles and circle word games. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Wilburn Hayes and Jim Hayes, two sisters, Mammie Lentz, and Merle Fulmer and husband, Robert Livingston.  

Survivors include son Rickey Livingston (Rhonda); brother Ray Hayes; four grandchildren Patrick Livingston (Maegan), Kimm Livingston (Susanna), Dusti Livingston McClarty (Adam), Brittney Livingston Templeton (Eston); seven great grandchildren Lydia Beth Livingston, Houston Livingston, Tucker Templeton, Hunter Templeton, Emma Hosch, Eli Hosch and Ella Hosch 

Pallbearers will be Darryl Fulmer, Keith Livingston, Tony Livingston, Homer Livingston, Mark Eckenrod, Henry Lentz and Johnathon Hayes.  

 

 

Billy Jack Engle  

Funeral service for Billy Jack Engle, 87 of Hartselle, will be Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 1:00PM at peck funeral home. The visitation will be from 11:00PM to 1:00PM on Sunday. Mr. Engle died on December 8, 2023 at his residence. He was born on January 18, 1936 to Fitzhugh Lee and Ella Mae Engle. 

Billy Engle was a member of Hartselle church of Christ. Mr. Engle was a dedicated and loving husband and father. He was a tool and die machinist for federal mogul company. Billy enjoyed working on his farm, tending his cattle, hunting, fishing, and riding his 4-wheeler. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. They loved sitting in his lap for papa to read to them.  Mr. Engle was preceded in death by his parents Fitzhugh Lee and Ell Mae Engle, Infant brother: Justus Wayne Engle, One grandson: Mathew Engle, sister: Hylma Johnson, and brothers: Gene Engle and Nathan Engle. 

Survivors include his wife Maudie Ballard Engle of Hartsellel two sons Ken Engle (Nancy) of Hartselle, Tim Engle (Eva) of Vinemont; brother: Jimmy Engle of Russellville; sister Lavelle Hipps of Florence; sister-in-law Siller Engle of Florence and Pauline Hardin of St. Joseph, Michigan; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  

Pallbearers will be Daniel Engle, Adam McNutt, David Dean, John Arnold, Steve Hipps and Hayden Martin. Honorary pallbearer will be Rodney Williford.  

Mr. Engle and family would like to express their appreciation and thankfulness to Mr. Engle’s caregivers from Gentiva hospice of Cullman, especially Lucy, Candy, Tina, Kristina and Joy. 

 

 

Johnnie Carl Hayes 

 

Graveside service and interment for Johnnie Carl Hayes, 72, of Decatur, will be Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 1:00 PM at Decatur City Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, December 11, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home. 

 

Mr. Hayes died on December 7, 2023, at his residence. He was born December 24, 1950, in Morgan County to Tarry Hays and Fannie Marie Tunstill Hays. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Dovie “Linda” Hayes. 

 

Survivors include son Johnny Hayes II (Levonia); three daughters Linda Renea Hayes (Robby), Carol Parker (Larry) and Melissa Hayes; one brother Steve Hays; two sisters Ann Hamilton (Wayne) and Judy Sparks (Frankie).  

Pallbearers will be Devin Hayes, Austin Hayes, Justin Parker, Logan Parker, Jacob Hayes, and Joseph Henderson. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Henderson, Chris Tucker, and Aaron Henderson. 

 

 

 

Scotty Stover  

DANVILLE 

Funeral service for Scotty Wayne Stover, 51, of Danville, will be Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 1 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home with Bro. Chris Godbee officiating. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Speake. Visitation will be Monday, December 11, 2023, from 6 p.m. — 8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Mr. Stover joined the Lord, and his earthly father, on December 8, 2023. He was born on March 3, 1972, in Morgan County to Donald Wayne Stover and Sherry Kaye Montgomery Stover. Scotty was a simple man who loved working with his hands, enjoyed God’s creation, and being with, and supporting, all those he loved. 

Survivors include his wife, Kristi Stover; son, Hunter Stover (Robin); mother, Sherry Stover; sister, Sheri Melson (Jeffery); two grandchildren, Isabella Berryman and Silas Lake Stover; a host of nieces, nephews, and brothers and sisters-in-law. 

Pallbearers will be Tim Steele, Heath Steele, Jamie Prater, Drew Prater, Jeffery Melson, and Kaleb Melson.

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