February 9, 2009
Charles Edward Prince, 84, of Russellville, Ala., passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2009.
He was a member of Centerview Church of Christ, American Legion, commander of VAW and a World War II veteran. He was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, American Service Medal, WWII Victory Medal, ATO medal, APTO medal, Philippine Lib Rib with one bronze star and the Purple Heart.
Papa Ed worked many years as a heavy construction laborer and crossed the country laying pipelines. Some of his greatest memories were from having the opportunity to work on the Alaskan Pipeline. He took great joy in his family and friends and will be remembered for preparing large meals where everyone was welcome at his table – "Come on in, sit down, eat, and visit for a while." He had the ability to make everyone feel loved.
The visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Akins Funeral Home in Russellville. The 1 p.m. funeral service will be Thursday, Feb. 12 in the funeral home chapel with military honors with Bro. Charlie Britnell and Larry Prince officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Phillip Prince, Hunter Prince, Tanner Prince, Blake Prince, Brock Prince, Blake Jackson and Austin Prince. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed Lawhead, James Brown, Lynn Brown, Chuck Britnell and Alan Britnell.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nellie Marie Brown Prince; parents, Laborn A. and Floyd Gamble Prince; brothers, Walter Prince, Howard Prince, Raymond Prince, William Prince and Eurdine Prince; sisters, Lorene Winsted, Beatrice Stone, Dadine Prince and Bessie Rasmussen.
He is survived by his sons, Larry Prince and wife Jennie, Ronald Prince and wife Marqueta and Anthony Prince and wife Jodi; brother, Hoyt Prince; sisters, Inez King and Madge Randolph; grandchildren, Phillip Prince and wife Mikki, Hunter Prince, Lynn Ponder, Erin Lindsey and husband Ken, Tanner Prince, Nathalie Crane and husband John, Blake Prince, Brock Prince, Blake Jackson, Megan Jackson and Austin Prince; seven great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, James Brown; a very special niece, Nellie Pugh; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
The family wishes to thank his caretakers and friends who brought joy to his life.
Paul E. McMahan
February 9, 2009
Paul E. McMahan, 86, of Russellville, Ala., passed away Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Red Bay Hospital.
The visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Spry Memorial Chapel in Russellville. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 12 at Spry Memorial Chapel with Bro. Andy Cansler officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Memory Gardens.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Mary McMahan, five brothers and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Alice McMahan; sons, Thomas McMahan, Wayne McMahan and wife Becky, Lester McMahan, Neal McMahan and wife Ann, Joe McMahan and Ernest McMahan and wife Valerie; four grandsons; two granddaughters; brother, Robert Odell McMahan; sister, Elaine Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
William Duane Sillett Sr.
February 6, 2009
William Duane Sillett Sr., 73, of Russellville, Ala., passed away Friday, Feb. 6, 2009.
He was a member of the UAW Local 255 of Sheffield and the UAW Local 1219 of Lima, Ohio.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 9 at Our Lady of the Shoals Catholic Church in Tuscumbia with Father Patrick Tierney officiating. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Tuscumbia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Carrie Sillett.
He is survived by his wife, Velma Sillett; children, Beverely Nichols and husband Neal of Russellville, William Sillett Jr. of Russellville and Kimberly Cabaniss and husband Lance of Russellville; sisters, Rita Urchasko of Greencastle, Ind., and Charlotte Foryth of Marietta, Ohio; grandchildren, Nick Nichols III and wife Tiffany of Lexington, Bradley Nichols of Russellville, Alexandria Cabaniss of Russellville, Jackson Cabaniss of Russellville and Shian Sillett of Russellville; great-grandchildren, Caleb Nichols of Lexington and Bella Nichols of Lexington; and 14 nieces and nephews.
The pallbearers were family and friends.
The family would like to extend special thanks to the First Floor West ECM nurses, Dr. Kalliath, Kisha Martin, Good Samaritan Hospice, Rachael Redick, Mona Gusmus and Our Lady of the Shoals Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Cancer Society.
Spry Memorial Chapel in Russellville assisted the family.
Bernice Irene Lawler
February 2, 2009
Bernice Irene Lawler, 100, of Chicago and formerly of Franklin County, Ala., passed away Monday, Feb. 2, 2009.
She was the loving mother of Evelyn (Ray) Ferrer and the late Marvoline Shaw and Geraldine and Gearry Lawler; cherished grandmother of Jerry (Elisabeth) Shaw, Yolanda (Robert) Simonsis and the late Robert (Susan) Shaw and Christopher Shaw; great-grandmother of six and great-great-grandmother of four; dear sister of the late Bessie (Roth) Hamilton, Guy (Mamie) Byars and Wallace (Janine) Pounders.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 7 at Drake &Son Funeral Home in Chicago. Interment was in Maryhill Cemetery.