Beverly Prince Adams

By Staff
March 5, 2007
Beverly Prince Adams, age 55, of Russellville, passed away Monday, March 5, 2007, at Russellville HealthCare.
Mrs. Adams was a native of Cleveland, OH. She lived in Memphis, TN, for several years and here in Franklin County since 1999. She was preceded in death by two sons, Ralph Stanley Adams, Jr. and Stephen John Prince; her parents, Evelyn Ruth Prince and Raymond Cleo Prince; two sisters, Sandra Prince James and Evelyn Rae Prince; and a brother, Larry Lee Prince.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville with Cecil E. James and Johnny Smith officiating. Interment will be in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery in Franklin County. Visitation will be held tonight from 5-8 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home.
Mrs. Adams is survived by a son, Aaron Andrew Adams and fianc/e Starlette Elliss, of Red Bay; a brother, Raymond Leon Prince of Memphis, TN; three grandchildren, Casey Adams, Steven Adams and Harmony Adams; four nieces, Tina James Ortiz and husband Pedro, Becky James White and husband Mark, Baretta James Saint and husband Tony, and Darla Prince MacDonald and husband Richard; four nephews, Micheal James and wife Lucy, Raymond Prince, Jr. and wife Sherry, Tracy Lee Prince and Larry Prince; and eleven great-nieces and nephews, Chasity, Kody, Kara, Kendra, Joshua, Craig, Ryan, Brett, Gage, Hanna and Alex.
Special thanks to administration, staff and everyone at Russellville HealthCare for the wonderful care of our mother, sister and aunt.
Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.
Charles William Bates
March 5, 2007
Charles William Bates, age 58, passed away at his residence Monday, March 5, 2007.
Mr. Bates was born in Haleyville on November 16, 1948, to Johnnie Leldon Bates and Leasie Mildred Fuller Bates. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Bates of Tulsa, OK; and his father, Clarence D. Hudson of Russellville.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Spry Memorial Chapel with Bro. Chad Beck officiating. Interment will be in Ramsey Cemetery.
Mr. Bates is survived by his children, Barb Bates McDuff and husband Rob, Jackie Bates Brannon and husband Greg, Cari Bates Buell and husband Jim, and Geno Bates and wife Kim, all of Michigan; his mother, Leasie Hudson of Russellville; a sister, Fredia LaPorte of Russellville, a brother, Johnnie Bates and wife Peggy, of Hartland, MI; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews, Michelle Taylor and husband Chris, of Colombus, MS, Lisa Tyrell of Russellville, Johnnie Bates of Milford, MI, and Angel Longthorne and husband Mark, of Howell, MI.
Spry Chapel assisted.
William Leonard Dill
March 5, 2007
William Leonard Dill, age 84, passed away at his residence Monday, March 5, 2007, in Belgreen.
Mr. Dill was a member of Belgreen Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip Dill and Addie Taylor Dill.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Spry Memorial Chapel with Bro. Jackie Richardson officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Brian McMurry, Shannon McMurry, Greg McMurry, Barry Dill, Donald Dill and Mark Cook. Honorary bearers will be John Taylor, Leamon Sumerel, Norris Sparks, Greg Smith, Jack Fowler, Donald King and Thomas Cleveland.
Mr. Dill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lurlie Taylor Dill; a son, Charles Dill and wife Johnnie, of Belgreen; a daughter, Peggy McMurry King and husband Terry, of Belgreen; seven grandchildren, Vickey Cook of Littleville, Kim Gardner of Fruitdale, Jeff Dill of Tharptown, and Barry Dill, Brian McMurry, Shannon McMurry and Greg McMurry, all of Belgreen; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ray and Aseracare Hospice.
Spry Chapel assisted the family.
James Clayton Evetts
March 2, 2007
James Clayton Evetts, age 80, of Red Bay, passed away Friday, March 2, 2007, at Red Bay Hospital.
Mr. Evetts was born October 31, 1926, in Franklin County to Earl and Myrtle Smith Evettts. He was a pipefitter for U.S. Steel in Gary, Indiana, for 30 years and was a member of Red Bay Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Jean Evetts; his parents; two brothers, Melvin Evetts and Flavis Evetts; and a sister, Victoria Evetts.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 5, 2007, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tom Scott and Bro. Mark McCraney officiating. Interment was in Joel Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Dean Evetts, Jacob Pfieffer, Joshua Pfieffer, Rodney Strickland, Dustin Pearson, Dathan Pearson, Blake Evetts and Dexter Evetts.
Mr. Evetts is survived by five daughters, Lonette Smith of Golden, MS, Patricia Lovall and husband Jim, of Georgetown, IL, Glinda Strickland and husband Billy, of Red Bay, Debra Pfieffer and husband Phillip, of Fairhope, AL, and Donna Bradley and husband Frank, of Houston, TX; three brothers, George Evetts and Clayton Evetts, both of Corinth, MS, and Earl Evetts of Booneville, MS; two sisters, Elizabeth Marzoro and Nita Sheley, both of Lake Station, IN; twelve grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Deaton Funeral Home assisted the family.
Albert Benjamin Fleming
March 6, 2007
Albert Benjamin Fleming, age 83, of Franklin, TN, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2007.
Mr. Fleming was born and raised in Hodges. He was a resident of Franklin, TN for more than 40 years. He was a member of Walker Memorial Baptist Church and served his country in the Army during World War II. He was retired from Ford Glass Plant in Nashville. He was preceded in death by his parents, B.C. and Lula Fleming; and two siblings, Una Bertha Bernard and Carbet McKinley Fleming.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2007, at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Russellville with Jim Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Old Line Cemetery in Hodges. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m.
Pallbearers were Mr. Fleming's nephews. Honorary bearers were brothers-in-law Joe Wood, Bob Wood and Max Wood.
Mr. Fleming is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary Jane Wood Fleming; a son, Johnny Albert Fleming and wife Teresa, of Knoxville, TN; a daughter, Sharon Lynn Carroll and husband David, of Franklin, TN; three grandchildren, Johnny Ryan Fleming, Benjamin Grant Bufford and Amelia Claire Bufford; a step-granddaughter, Misty Shelton and husband J.D. and Jacob and Gracie, of Knoxville, TN; two sisters, Nellie Mae Plumley of Lindale, TX, and Cecil Parie (Sally) Wileman of Hodges; and two brothers, Harbet Basse (Buster) Fleming and twin, Elbert Willihite (Todd) Fleming of Hodges.
Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.
Judge Kennedy Williams
March 2, 2007
Judge Kennedy Williams, age 89, of Florence, passed away Friday, March 2, 2007, at Helen Keller Hospital.
Judge Williams was born on August 19, 1917, in Russellville and lived there until two years ago. He attended the First Presbyterian Church, Russellville, where he taught a men's Sunday School class. He began his education in the Russellville City Schools. He graduated from both the University of Alabama and the University Law School. He served in the Army Air Force as a Technical Sergeant from July of 1942 until November of 1945. He practiced law from 1948 to 1970, first with his father, then with William H. Key, Jr. He represented the Franklin County Board of Revenue and the Russellville Board of Education. He became Judge of the Alabama 34th Judicial Circuit (Franklin County ) in 1970. He served in this position until his retirement in 1983. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Williams.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Russellville with Rev. David Kinney officiating. Interment will be in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Lowery, Danny McDowell, H. Neil Taylor, Sr., Barry Mansell, Keith Gladney, Curtis Grissom and Robert E. Rice. Honorary bearers will be members of the Franklin County Bar Association.
Judge Williams is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jane Williams of Florence; a son, Kennedy Williams, Jr. and wife Gail, of Scottsdale, AZ; and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the University of Alabama Law School or the charity of your choice.
Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.

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