Obituaries (02/28/24)

Charlotte Pitt Wiley  

 

Funeral service for Charlotte Pitt Wiley, 76, of Hartselle, will be Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford Tomlinson and Rev. Melvin Hunter officiating. The burial will be at the Cedar Creek Cemetery. 

Mrs. Wiley died February 18, 2024, at Decatur Morgan Hospital. She was born February 15, 1948, in Decatur to Billy “BF” Pitt and Frances “Jimmie” Pitt. Charlotte was a homemaker for 57 years, a substitute teacher for over 20 years for Falkville, and was also known as the writer of the Cedar Creek News for the Hartselle Enquirer for many years. She was an avid seamstress and could sew anything. Charlotte loved her church, Cedar Creek Freewill Baptist Church, Alabama football, camping, and most of all, spending time with her family. 

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors Include: 

Her husband of 57 years, Jerald “DJ” Wiley; son, Donald Wiley (Kristy); daughter, Meagan Betterton (John); sister, Teresa Lott; grandchildren, Sydnee Stephenson (Dustin), Hannah Randolph (Dustin) and Cade Wiley; great-grandchildren, Lainee Rose Stephenson and Charlotte Jean Stephenson (namesake); her beloved dog, AL and a host of nieces and nephews.  

Pallbearers will be Cade Wiley, Dustin Stephenson, Dustin Randolph, Terry Murphy, Eric Mullins and Andy Mullins. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Cedar Creek Church Fund (mail to 1301 Cedar Creek Church Road, Hartselle, AL 35640) or to the Gideons International (P.O. Box 602, Hartselle, AL 35640) in Charlotte’s memory.  

 

Patricia McCormick Maxwell
Hartselle

Funeral service for Patricia McCormick Maxwell, 71, will be Friday, February 23, 2024 at 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Nathan Green and Bro. Danny Gilbert officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Hartselle City Cemetery.
Ms. Maxwell passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at her residence.  She was born July 18, 1952, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to Richard Reed McCormick and Mabel Coleman McCormick.
Pat enjoyed playing golf, sports, reading and spending time with her family and being thankful for every day that God Gave her. She graduated from Ligonier High School, the University of Pittsburgh, and received an MBA from the University of West Florida. She was a CPA and retired from Wolverine Tube and National Copper and Smelting and loved manufacturing.
Preceding her in death were her parents and a sister, Tamera M. Dunlevy (McCormick).
Survivors include the Love of her life, Larry McGhee; son, Clark Maxwell; daughter, Lauren Campbell; grandchild, William Campbell; nephew, Ryan Dunlevy (Maureen) and four great nieces and nephews, Brendan Dunlevy, Kaylee Dunlevy, Patrick Dunlevy and Fiona Dunlevy.
Pallbearers will be Alan Wiley, Danny Gilbert, Thomas Campbell, Shawn Woods, Tommy Adams and John Guthrie.
Honorary Pallbearer will be Tommy Milsap, 

 

 

Leldon P. Chasteen 

Hartselle

Funeral service for Leldon P. Chasteen, 82, will be Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 12:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jack Bailey officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in Cullman Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home. 

Mr. Chasteen died on Monday, February 19, 2024 at his residence. He was born September 28, 1941, in Cullman County, to Edgar Hershall Chasteen and Irma Aurelia Leipert Chasteen. He was employed by Air Liquide as a Truck Driver and Plant Operator, prior to his retirement. He loved working on small engines for family and friends, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and helping neighbors. He loved spending time with his family and he was a Baptist in his faith. Preceding him in death were his parents and a son, Jerry Chasteen. 

Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Clemons Chasteen; son, Gary Chasteen; daughter, Deborah Green; granddaughter, Cameron Chasteen (Starr), Austin Chasteen, and Jonathan Green (Samantha); one great-grandchild. 

Pallbearers will be Skylar Block, Troy Aguirre, Bryan Conley, Eugene Brown, Evan Brown, Billy Vest and Austin Chasteen. 

 

Linda Joyce Wray Carter  

Toney 

Linda Joyce Wray Carter of Toney passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.  She was 83.   

Linda grew up in the Somerville area of Morgan County and graduated from Priceville High School.  In 1961, she married the love of her life, AJ Carter at the preacher’s home in Hartselle with her mom standing with them as a witness.  She worked with the Henderson National Bank and then with the Huntsville City Schools Child Nutrition Program.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband, especially to Pigeon Forge. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ermon and Dovia Wray; her brothers-in-law, Ralph “Nick” Carter and Tommy Carter; she was also preceded in death by several other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law who she loved. 

Surviving family members include her husband of 62 years, AJ Carter; her sister-in-law, Pam (Doug) Hensley; her sister-in-law, Hilda Hethcoat; her brother-in-law, Alton (Kay) Carter; her brother-in-law, Donald (Evelyn) Carter; She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.   

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 2 p.m. at Hazel Green Funeral Home. Burial followed the service in Madison Cross Roads Cemetery. 

Pallbearers for the service were Alton Carter, Douglas Hensley, Johnny Carter, Carlos Carter, Ricky Elliff, and Scott Gwin.  

Hazel Green Funeral Home was honored to serve the family.  

 

 

Elizabeth Couey Maxwell
Somerville

Funeral service for Elizabeth Couey Maxwell, 95, will be Thursday, February
22, 2024, at 11 AM at Antioch Methodist Church with Bro. Chris Nabors
officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.  Burial will be in Antioch
Cemetery.
Mrs. Maxwell passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024, at her residence.
She was born December 6, 1928, in Morgan County to Liston Odell Couey and
Lucille Russell Couey.
Elizabeth Ann grew up in the Florette community of Morgan County with her
sister, Faye.  She graduated from Cotaco High School in 1947 and soon after
graduation married her high school sweetheart, Wayne Maxwell.  They remained
happily married for 63 years and were active members of Antioch Methodist
Church.  She was a dedicated and supportive mother, a fun “Gaga” to her
grandchildren, and a source of inspiration, strength and empathy to many
close friends who called her “Sookey.”
She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Wayne Maxwell; two
daughters, Glynda Maxwell Cobb and Robbie Rene Maxwell; a son, Kenneth Wayne
Maxwell; a granddaughter, Brittany Ann Maxwell; and a sister, Faye Couey
Walker.

Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda Maxwell Booth (Cliff); a nephew,
William “Bill” Walker (Jan); five grandchildren, Stacey Cobb Kapoor, Lee
Cobb, Nicole Maxwell, Jonathan Osgood and Josef Osgood; and four great
grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Calvin Spurlin, Tim Walker, Phillip Rolfe, Steve
Thompson, Jeff Johnson and Jeff Butler.
 

 

 

Rhonda East Thompson
Laceys Spring

Funeral service for Rhonda East Thompson, 66, will be Saturday, February 24,
2024 at 1:00 PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Corey Morrow
officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.  Burial will be in Fields
Cemetery.  Mrs. Thompson passed away on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at Huntsville
Hospital.  She was born October 24, 1957, in Madison County,  to Emmett
Clinnon East and Elna Levone Brown East.
She was employed as a CNA for Summerford Nursing Home, prior to her passing.
She loved spending time with her family, Country music and enjoyed loving on
her maltipoo, “Colly.”
Preceding her in death were her husband, Wayne Jordan, a son, Aaron
Thompson, a daughter, Crystal Thompson and a brother, Jimmy East.
Survivors include, daughter, Niketa Jordan (Whit); sisters, Teresa Hulsey and Carol Amaya (Rick); grandchildren, Keylyn Stapler and Miracle Thompson.
Pallbearers will be family and friends. 

 

 

Warner Jerome Crow
Hartselle

Warner Crow, 84, of Hartselle, passed away on the morning of Feb 25, 2024.
Visitation will be from 11am-1pm with a Celebration of Life service at 1pm
at the First Methodist Church in Hartselle. Brothers Lynn Wiley, Bobby Ray
Halbrooks, Mike Pope and Doug Wells will be conducting the services. He will be laid to rest in
Speake, AL at the Johnson Cemetery.

Warner is survived by his wife, Linda, sons, Brent (Kim) and Brad (Stacy).
He doted on his grandchildren, Sarah Brenton Crow, Maggie Crow, Reece Crow,
Davis Crow, Jadyn Chesser and Lexie Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John A. and Lillian Crow, sister,
Kathryn Evans and niece, Tanya Garner.

Mr. Crow was a well known and loved member of the community. He taught and
coached sports at Western High School in Newnan, Georgia for 7 years after
graduating from Florence State Teachers College in 1961. He then taught
history at Hartselle High School from 1968-1986 and also began selling real
estate and building houses in the late 1970s. He would go on to build over
500 homes, mostly in Morgan County and still took part in the home building
business with his sons until his last days. He was also an accomplished
artist; prints of his paintings are displayed in homes and businesses around
Hartselle. He loved to visit with old friends, new friends, and strangers –
no one was exempt from hearing a story about his childhood or his grandkids.
He had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed teasing and laughing as much
as anything.

Pallbearers will be Terry Smith, Jeff Turner, Jeff Faulkner, Johnnie Howell,
Ray Halbrooks, and Mark Cleek. Honorary pallbearers are Jackie Coulter, Bill
Nelson, Billy Little, Harold Crow and Jerry Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be sent to the Good
Samaritan Fund at First Methodist Church of Hartselle.

The family would also like to thank the doctors, nurses, aides and staff at
Decatur General Hospital, Summerford Rehab and NHC Moulton for their love
and outstanding care over the last three months of Mr. Crow’s life. We are
very grateful for the effort and empathy during this time. You are much
appreciated. 

 

Andrea Penn Lemley 

Decatur 

 

Funeral Service for Andrea Penn Lemley, 45 of Decatur will be Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at 1:00PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Patrick Penn officiating with burial in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Cullman County, AL. with Peck Funeral Home directing. Mrs. Lemley was born July 25, 1978 in Decatur, AL. She passed away Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Decatur-Morgan Hospital. She loved children, her pets, and Christmas. Andrea enjoyed laughing and having a good time. She was a hard worker and wanted everything done right. Andrea was dedicated to her job at Mazda Toyota and dedicated to whatever task she was doing. Survivors include: Husband-Brian Lemley Father and Step-Mother-Keith Penn (Marilyn McAnally) Brother Michael Clayton (Vibitha) Sister-Leslie Arturburn (Scott) Nieces & Nephews-Ari Clayton Maya Clayton Clara Arturburn Jackson Arturburn Pallbearers will be Barry Heatherly, Jay Heatherly, Scott Arturburn, Richie Penn, Mark Penn, and Matthew Woljevoch-Penn 

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