Louise Fuller Britnell

By Staff
October 2, 2006
Louise Fuller Britnell, age 83, of Russellville, passed away Monday, October 2, 2006.
Mrs. Britnell was a homemaker and a member of Siloam Baptist Church. She loved the Lord and loved visiting the elderly in nursing homes and especially caring for her baby grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She never met a stranger and loved her friends dearly. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Elbert Britnell; and her parents, Lester and Mittie Fuller.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at Spry Chapel with Bro. Coy Marbutt and Bro. Dennis Stewart officiating. Interment was in Franklin Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers were Phillip Lee Britnell, Kevin Britnell, Devin Britnell, Shane Holcomb, Brad Hill and Cody Fuller.
Mrs. Britnell is survived by two sons, Billy Britnell and wife Peggy, of Russellville, and David Britnell and wife Vicky, of Muscle Shoals; two daughters, Carolyn Holcomb and husband Royce, of Russellville, and Sharin Hill of Athens; eight grandchildren, Theresa Hipps and husband Jamie, of Tuscumbia, Shane Holcomb and wife Dee, Karen Berryman and husband Doug, Kevin Britnell, Devin Britnell and wife Beth, Phillip Britnell and wife Susan, and Leslie Fuller and husband Jeff, all of Russellville, and Brad Hill and wife Angie, of Decatur; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one brother, Nelson Fuller and wife Louise, of Thomson, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews, including one very special niece, Margaret Montgomery.
Special thanks to Dr. McCoy, Helen Keller Hospital, and nurses and staff of Sunbridge Nursing Home.
Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Call (toll-free) 866-232-8484.
Spry Chapel assisted the family.
Barbara Burnell
October 6, 2006
Barbara Burnell, age 72, of Phil Campbell, passed away Friday, October 6, 2006, at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Muscle Shoals.
Ms. Burnell was a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a member of Phil Campbell Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.M. Burnell.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, 2006, at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Russellville. Interment was in Mars Hill Cemetery in Phil Campbell.
Ms. Burnell is survived by two brothers, Charles Burnell of Hackleburg and Freelon Burnell of Phil Campbell; and one nephew, two nieces, and three great-nieces.
Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.
Debra A. Garner
October 5, 2006
Debra A. Garner, age 51, of Russellville, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2006.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Russellville. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery in Russellville.
Thompson and Son Funeral Home assisted the family.
Shelby Gene Haithcock
October 7, 2006
Shelby Gene Haithcock, age 65, of Phil Campbell, passed away Saturday, October 7, 2006.
Mr. Haithcock was a native of Franklin County and a member of Edgars Chapel Baptist Church. He was a laborer for Franklin Homes for 15 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Vena Haithcock; four brothers, William, James, Buford and Jerry Haithcock; a sister, Dotsie Rollins; and an infant sister, Margie Haithcock.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 2006, in Akins Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Bray officiating. Interment was in Edgars Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Haithcock is survived by his wife of 43 years, Anna Haithcock; a son, Timothy Haithcock and wife Wanda, of Gravel Hill; two sisters, Elizabeth Watson of Russellville and Martella Taylor of Phil Campbell; and three grandchildren, Brian Haithcock, Cody Haithcock and Amber Haithcock.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Good Samaritan Hospice.
Akins Funeral Home assisted the family.
Noah Gordon Pounders
October 6, 2006
Noah Gordon Pounders, age 88, of Cullman, passed away Friday, October 6, 2006, at Cullman Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Pounders was a member of the Falkville Church of God and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judith Pauline Pounders; a son, David Pounders; his parents, Waymon and Pearl Brewer Pounders; a sister, Elsie Gibson; and four brothers, Hudon, Oriel, Clyde and Don Pounders.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at Peck Funeral Home Chapel in Hartselle with Bishop Ray Bennett, Rev. Mark Pounders, Bishop Jackie Pounders and Troy Pounders officiating. Interment was in Hartselle City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Landon Bradley, Aaron Gray, Justin Pounders, Tom Bradley and Jammie Pounders.
Mr. Pounders is survived by three sons, Cecil Pounders of Decatur, Bishop Jackie Pounders of Bush, LA, and Mark Pounders of Dayton, OH; three daughters, Judy Lee of Hartselle, Imogene Bradley of Rainsville, and Debbie Gray of Haleyville; five brothers, Jellan Pounders of Russellville, Troy Pounders of Moulton, Berlon Pounders of Florence, and Marce Pounders and Lonie Pounders, both of Russellville; three sisters, Louise Warhurst, Ruby McCarley and Gussie McCarley, all of Russellville; eighteen grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Peck Funeral Home assisted the family.
Lillie Pearl Sparks Roden
October 3, 2006
Lillie Pearl Sparks Roden, age 79, of Hillsboro, passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at Decatur General Hospital.
Mrs. Roden was born January 29, 1927, in Lawrence County. She retired as a seamstress from Lawrence Corp. She was a member of Moulton Church of God. She loved gardening, crocheting, and cooking meals for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, B.D. Sparks and Lillie Mae Jenkins Sparks; five brothers, Britt Sparks, Parker Sparks, Dempsey Sparks, Leo Sparks and Delmer Sparks; and one son, Buddy Ross Roden.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2006, at Parkway Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Terry Wiggley officiating. Interment was in Morris Chapel Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mrs. Roden's children.
Mrs. Roden is survived by four sons, Don Roden of Hillsboro, Jimmy Roden and Melvin Roden, both of Trinity, and Barry Roden of Grayling, Michigan; three daughters, Paulette Roden of Athens, Melanie Harville of Moulton, and Rose Newton of Russellville; one brother, Guy E. Sparks of Hillsboro; one sister, Lola Pauline Terry of Live Oak, Florida; nineteen grandchildren; and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
Parkway Funeral Home Chapel assisted the family.
Malene Thorn
October 1, 2006
Malene Thorn, age 83, of Red Bay, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2006, at Red Bay Hospital.
Mrs. Thorn was born January 13, 1923, in Franklin County, to Jeffie Lee "Jeff" and Elta Hester Bates. She was a homemaker and a member of Harmony Baptist Church since 1942. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Shelby Bates and Shelton Bates.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2006, at Harmony Baptist Church with Bro. Roger Wood officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Site Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tim Thorn, Greg Thorn, Radley Holland, Reggie Holland, David Thorn and Dale Hester. Honorary bearers were Keith Bates, Lanny Bates and Billy Bates.
Mrs. Thorn is survived by her husband of 65 years, Fay Thorn; one son, Norman Thorn and wife Lottie, of Red Bay; one daughter, Rebecca Holland and husband Randy, of Red Bay; four grandchildren, Tim Thorn of Holly Pond, Greg Thorn and wife Kristie, of Red Bay, Radley Holland and wife LaKesha, of Russellville, and Reggie Holland of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida; and four great-grandchildren, Jordan Thorn, Matthew Thorn, Austin Thorn and Nicholas Thorn.
Deaton Funeral Home assisted the family.
Virtle Wimberley
October 5, 2006
Virtle Wimberley, age 84, of Painesville, Ohio, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2006, at Lake Med Nursing Home in Painesville.
Mr. Wimberley was born on December 13, 1921, in Russellville. He had lived in Alabama before moving to Cleveland, OH, 40 years ago. In 1983, he retired from Universal Hydraulics in Willoughby, OH, where he worked as a radial drill operator. At that time, he moved to Spruce Pine, where he lived until 2005 when he came to live at the Lake Med Nursing Home to be close to his family. Mr. Wimberley enjoyed hunting, fishing, singing gospel music and being with his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wives, Lois (Bailey) and Lee (Hargett); his parents, Monty Wimberley and Arizona (Porter) Wimberley; a sister, Birsey (Garner); a brother, Larry Wimberley; and a great-grandson, Caleb Weema.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at Spry Memorial Chapel in Russellville. Interment will be in Franklin Memory Gardens.
Mr. Wimberley is survived by his daughter, Lois Ann Wimberley of Mentor, OH; his grandchildren, Traci Simons and husband Adam, of Ashtabula, OH, and William Weema and wife Rebecca, of Thompson, OH; his great-grandchildren, Taylor Vanek, Gavin and Ashley Simons, and Emily and Will Weema; a sister, Lassie Frazier of Newport, Tennessee; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and lots of friends.
Spry Chapel assisted the family.

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