Fred Junior Cross

By Staff
March 30, 2007
Fred Junior Cross, age 74, of Vina, passed away Friday, March 30, 2007.
Mr. Cross served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Lurlie George Cross; and two brothers, Tommy and Ellis Cross.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2007, at Spry Memorial Chapel with Bro. James McCullar officiating. Interment was in Halltown Cemetery with military honors.
Mr. Cross is survived by a son, Timothy Ray Cross; a daughter, Brenda Sue Hardin; a brother, Jimmy Cross and wife Sue; a sister, Pauline Jackson and husband Buddy; five grandchildren, Marquita Lynn Alsobrooks Blackburn and husband Anthony, Julie Rose Cross and husband Lee, Anthony Ray Cross and wife Carrie, Maggie Elizabeth Cross, and Jesse Marshall Snider; four great-grandchildren, Haley Nicole Blackburn, Justin Anthony Blackburn, Preston Eli Doss and Tyler Ray Cross; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Charles Billy Riddle
March 31, 2007
Charles Billy Riddle, age 69, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Lawrence Medical Center in Moulton.
Mr. Riddle was born July 27, 1937 in Winston County. He lived all his life in this area and attended New Home Baptist Church in Moreland Community. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Riddle; his parents, Willie and Calvin Riddle; two brothers, Bob and Raymond Riddle; and several half-brothers and half-sisters.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 2, 2007, at New Home Baptist Church with Rex Riddle and Chris Riddle officiating. Interment was in Fairview Cemetery in Double Springs.
Mr. Riddle is survived by his children, Kathy Sparks and husband Ronnie, of Moulton, Tina Tidwell and husband Mark, of Double Springs, and Tonya Thomas and husband Al, of Houston; two brothers, Ray Riddle and Dewey Horton; several half-brothers and half-sisters; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.
Marvin Vodell Garrett
March 31, 2007
Marvin Vodell Garrett, age 81, of Beatrice, AL, passed away Saturday, March 31, 2007, at his home. He was born in Rosenburg, TX on April 22, 1925. He served in the United States Army. He was a member of Camden United Methodist Church in Camden, AL, and was retired from MacMillen Blodel as a powerhouse operator.
Masonic graveside services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2007, at New Hope Cemetery in Halevyille with Haleyville Masonic Lodge No. 464 conducting the services.
Mr. Garrett is survived by his wife, Teney Pinkard Bishop Garrett; his son, Alan Bishop and wife Sandra, of Beatrice; his grandchildren, Alana Bishop Whatley and Mark Alan Bishop; and three sisters and two brothers. In lieu of flowers make contributions to: Aseracare Hospice, 1979 Hwy. 21 Bypass, Monroeville, AL 36460.
Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.
Donna Joan Franks
March 29, 2007
Donna Joan "Joanie" Franks, age 68, of Haleyville, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2007, at Walker Baptist Medical Center.
Mrs. Franks was preceded in death by her parents, Simon and Mary Elizabeth Turney; two step-daughters, Kathy Giles and Karen Franks; two brothers, Art and Leroy Turney; and a sister, Elnoria Clark.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 1, 2007, at Old Enon Baptist Church with James Garrison officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.
Mrs. Franks is survived by her husband, James C. Franks; her children, Lynette Franks of Jasper, and Kenneth Jansen and wife Kim, of Indiana; her step-son, Randy Franks of Michigan; two sisters, Betty Jean Tieman of Illinois and Mary Lou Stevenson of Kansas; two step-sisters, Millie Wilson of Missouri, and Dorothy Molton and husband Wayne, of Missouri; two brothers, Stevie Bileck of Illinois and Bobby Turney of Massachusetts; her grandchildren, Corey Rae, Gregory IV, Matthew, Crystay, Randy, Kenneth, Samantha and Jessica; and her great-grandchildren, Alexis Rae and Ethan.
Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.
Sandra Yeager
Thursday, March 29
Sandra Shelnutt Yeager, age 53, formerly of Phil Campbell, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2007, at her residence in Hartselle.
Sandra began her life in Phil Campbell. She was born March 21, 1954, to Jackie Edward Shelnutt and Mary Lou Stehno. She spent most of her childhood with her mother, Mary, her step-father Raymond, and her three sisters, Carolyn, Wanda and Annette. Sandra, her mother, and her three sisters have remained close, even until her death. Sandra was always so full of life. She loved antiquing, garage sales, and shoe shopping, just to name a few. As Sandra grew older, she remained close to her family in Phil Campbell. Sandra moved to Hartselle many years ago. She shares one son, Chris, with her ex-husband Larry. Chris and Deonza's children, Zach and Brittany, were the love of her life. The other love of her life was her husband, Charley. Sandra truly loved Charley. He was her soul mate. Sandra also thought very highly of Von and Margaret, known to most as "Pop and Granny." Sandra had three dogs, Blackjack, Gypsy, and Augie. She thought of the dogs as her "children." Sandra was previously a hairdresser and was most recently a homemaker. She had more determination than anyone I have ever met. Even as she fought death, she was very strong-minded. Sandra was one of the strongest people, both physically and mentally, that I have met. She lost the battle with cancer on Thursday, March 29, 2007. She died at home surrounded by those who loved her. I consider it a true honor to be a part of her life. Sandra will truly be missed by all who knew her and loved her. A special thanks to Hospice of the Valley.
Sandra's father preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2007, at New Center Baptist Church in Hartselle with Rev. Harold Brown and Rev. Curtis Taylor officiating. Interment was in New Center Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Larry McCurry, Steven Parker, Rob Easterling, Larry Tanner, Rickey Marchman and Jason Easterling.
Sandra is survived by her husband, Charley V. Yeager of Hartselle; a son, Chris Tanner and wife Deonza, of Falkville; her mother, Mary Lou Miller of Russellville; her step-father, Talton Ray Miller of Russellville; three sisters, Carolyn Parker of Phil Campbell, Wanda Miller of Russellville, and Annette Davidson of Madison; and two grandchildren, Zach and Brittany Tanner.

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