James Hollis Cleveland

By Staff
October 10, 2006
James Hollis Cleveland, age 75 (born August 16, 1931 in Belgreen, Alabama) of La Vernia passed away October 10, 2006.
He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge, a Yorkrite and a Shriner. Mr. Cleveland was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Hope Cleveland; father, Rance L. Cleveland and granddaughter, Peyton Hope Cleveland.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2006, at Finch Funeral Chapel with Roy Osborne officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park.
He is survived by his children Jimmy Cleveland and wife Wendy, David Cleveland, Nancy Stolz and husband Sean, Paul H. Cleveland and wife Dana; his mother, Willie Pauline Cleveland; brothers, John Horace Cleveland and wife Marie and Thomas Rance Cleveland and wife Gail; a sister, Betty Weatherly; grandchildren, Dusty and Thomas Cleveland, Hope and Hunter Stolz, Audrey, Allyson and Avery Cleveland; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
Many thanks to Dr. Berahn at MD Anderson Hospital, Dr. Hollihan and Dr. Lyons and their staff.
Donations may be made to the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Leukemia Dept., 1515 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77030. You are welcome to sign the guestbook at finchfuneralchapels.com.
Callie Elizabeth Hall
October 11, 2006
Callie Elizabeth Hall, age 83, of Russellville, passed away Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at Russellville Hospital.
Mrs. Hall was a lifelong resident of Franklin County and attended the Baptist Church. She was an inspector for Blue Bell and retired with more than 20 years of service. She was preceded in death by her husband, L.D. Hall; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seay; a daughter, Patsy Hall; a brother, Russ Seay; and a sister, Lena Thomas.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 2006, at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Hall is survived by two sons, Sammy Hall and wife Joyce, and Freddy Hall and wife Linda, both of Russellville; a brother, Frank Seay of Russellville; three grandchildren, Andrea Mayberry, J.P. Hall and Mandy Franks; four great-grandchildren, Jacob Mayberry, Callie Beth Mayberry, Carley Franks and Conner Franks; a niece, Charlene Gladney; and five nephews, Danny Yocom, Lanny Yocom, Larry Yocom, Charles Seay, Jr. and Vic Seay.
Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.
Ruby McNatt
October 9, 2006
Ruby McNatt, age 88, of Russellville, passed away Monday, October 9, 2006, at her residence.
Mrs. McNatt was a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a member of First Baptist Church, Littleville. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe McNatt; her parents, Guy and Bessie Fleming; a sister, Jettie (Henry) McNatt; a brother, Luther (Marion) Fleming; and a niece, Joyce Hampton.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2006, at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Boyles and Bro. Tom Wimberly officiating. Interment was in Duncan Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dallas Bragwell, Will Richardson, Jared Richardson, Jerry Sutton, and Daniel and Terry McNatt.
Mrs. McNatt is survived by two daughters, Myra Jean Brewer and husband Travis, and Elaine Bragwell and husband Hollis, both of Russellville; a son, Alvie McNatt and wife Karen, of Cleveland, OH; six grandchildren, Dallas Bragwell, Lavonda Willis, Tamela Chaney, Saloane Sutton, and Daniel and Terry McNatt; and eleven great-grandchildren, Will and Jared Richardson, Kalli Sutton, Corbin Chaney, Lexie and Mason Bragwell, and Colleen, Tina, Lisa, Corey and Haley McNatt.
Special thanks to the staffs at ASCERA Care Hospice, Dr. Moutagally's office, Pinkard Funeral Home, Bro. Wayne Boyles and many friends who visited her or prayed for her.
Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.
Ellis Loyd Taylor
October 10, 2006
Ellis Loyd Taylor, age 68, of Wawaka, IN, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at his residence.
Mr. Taylor was born April 9, 1938, in Russellville. He was employed by Frick's Sawmill in Brimfield as the head sawyer for more than 20 years. He was retired from Walker's now known as Tenneco in Ligonier. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He attended the Wawaka Church of the Brethren and enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, NASCAR, collecting hats, and generally helping people. He also attended AA meetings and was very proud of his accomplishments of AA. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert L. and Josephine S. Logan Taylor; two brothers, Lawrence and Hugh Taylor; and one sister, Doris Jane Taylor.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2006, at the Wawaka Church of the Brethren with Rev. Verne Leininger officiating. Interment was in Clinton Brick Cemetery north of Millersburg.
Mr. Taylor is survived by his wife of 35 years, Marilyn Whirledge; one brother, Harold Taylor of Alexander City; and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Dorothy Hovater Vernon
October 10, 2006
Dorothy Hovater Vernon, age 76, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at her residence.
Mrs. Vernon lived most of her life in Franklin County and was a member of Southside Baptist Church, Russellville. She was a 1948 graduate of Cherokee High School. She was retired from Russellville Middle School cafeteria, where she had worked for 20 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Hovater; a son, Danny Ray Hovater; and two sisters, Vera Lee Hester and Verlon Thomas.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2006, at Southside Baptist Church with Bro. Mark Smith and Bro. Elvin Liveoak officiating. Interment was in Franklin Memory Gardens.
Mrs. Vernon is survived by two sons, David Dwight and wife Donna Seal Hovater, of Tuscumbia, and Jonathan Paul and wife Michelle Steiner Vernon, of Dallas, GA; grandchildren, Cagan Hovater and Carley Hovater, both of Russellville, and Emmy Hovater and Mandy Kocisek and husband Andrew, both of Russellville; two brothers, Hershel Hester and wife Marie, of Muscle Shoals, and Glenn Hester and wife Betty Jo, of Tuscumbia; two sisters, Betty Lou Hallmark and husband Orneal, of Leighton, and Una Watson and husband Fay, of Tuscumbia; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Southern Care Hospice of Russellville, Southside Baptist Church, and all their friends and neighbors who have been so kind during this difficult time.
Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.

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