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Ruby M. Glasgow

By Staff
June 10, 2008
Mrs. Ruby Mae Britton Glasgow went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June, 10, 2008, at Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing Home after an extended illness.
She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Dr. James A. Glasgow. Other survivors include daughter, Jane Stonbraker (Mike) and son, James B. Glasgow (Cynthia): grandchildren, James Wm. (Heather), Amy Jackson (Ashley), Anna Glasgow, James C. Glasgow and Ellen Olive (Anthony); great-grandchildren include Rachel Cook, Jake Outlaw, Sarah Jackson, Lauren Vance, Hadden Vance and Sydney Jackson.
Ruby was retired from Northwest Alabama Junior College where she worked many years as Director of Student Services and Official hostess. When she was still physically able, she loved to garden. She also maded quilts for each of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to show her love for them.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Noble Thomas Britton and Dessie Mitchell Britton; brother, William Bernard Britton; sister, Mary Louise Britton; brother, James Travis Britton.
Ruby was a member of Mountain Home Presbyterian Church (USA) in Belgreen.
Ministers were Rev. Mike Stonbraker, Rev. Phillip Faris and Rev. William Wallace Faris.
Pallbearers were James C. Glasgow, James Wm. Vance, Ashley Jackson, Anthony Olive Emmett Allen and Terry Dempsey.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Akins Funeral Home. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery in Phil Campbell.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Ruby's caregivers, Annie Peppers and Betty Senkbeil Prince; also, thank you to Bryan Scheri and his wonderful staff of nurses and aides and Ms. Sharon O'Neal and her special team at A &E Hospice.
Alvin E. Higgins
June 9, 2008
Alvin Ernest Higgins, 80, of Russellville, died Monday, June 9, 2008.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Akins Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Pounders officiating. Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery in Frankfort.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Audra Z. Higgins and Maggie G. Ledgewood Higgins; daughters, Barbara Jean and Joyce Ann Higgins; sister, Grace Clevinger.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eunice Greenhill Higgins; sons, Alvin Higgins, Jr., James Artis Higgins and Gary Joseph Higgins; daughters, Sheila Routheaux, Linda Higgins, Judy Castales, Wanda Schuster and Susan Pennington; sisters, Macy Parker, Nerva Jean Killbury, Betty Jo Briley and Janice Wineger; 17 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was a member of the Church of Christ and a World War II veteran.
The family would like to express our appreciation to Cynthia and Hospice of the Shoals, Dr. McClendon and the nursing staff at Russellville Hospital.
Francis Sockwell
June 9, 2008
Francis Sockwell, age 75 of Russellville, died Monday, June 9, 2008 at Moore Regional Hospital in Pine Hurst, North Carolina.
Ms. Sockwell was a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a member of First Baptist Church. She was retired from the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 12, 2008 at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Russellville. Burial was in the Knights of Pythias Cemetery.
She is survived by son, Morris Barnett, of Raeford, North Carolina; daugthers, Brenda Madden of Jackson, South Carolina, Joyce Valdez of Lake Tahoe, Calif.; brother Kenneth Hellums of Littleville; grandchildren, Jeremiah Barnett, Joshua Barnett, Jonathan Barnett, Julie Barnett, Joy Barnett, Janessa Barnett, Jenny Barnett, Jessica Barnett, Jacob Barnett, Joseph Barnett, Brad Barnes, Michael Madden, Billy Madden; great-grandchildren, Noah Barnett, Shane Barnes, Hayden Barnes, and Hayden Holifield Madden.
Pallbearers were the from the Franklin County Sheriff's Department. Honorary pallbearers included Joshua Barnett and Billy Madden.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lula Mae Hellums; 16 brothers, and sisters.
Pinkard Funeral Home of Russellville assisted the family.

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