Mary Frances Dempsey
Died : Feb 19, 2024
We celebrate home today Mary Frances Dempsey of Huntsville, Alabama.Frances passed away very peacefully in the warm comfort of her daughter's home on the evening of February 19th 2024.She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; two sons, Mark and David; and her sisters, Marcia Craig and Bessie Faye Compton; and her brothers, Raymond Williams and Charles Williams. Frances was a lifelong lover of music and you would always hear her singing a hymn while she puttered around her too-warm home decorated in leopard print.Frances is survived by her two daughters, Vanessa and Melissa; and her eight granddaughters, two grandsons, and a small army of great-grandchildren. To celebrate her memory, go eat a bologna sandwich and put on your favorite gospel songs.We are planning a celebration of life on a date to be determined.
Joy McCracken, Jr.
Nov 05, 1949 - Feb 15, 2024
The memorial service for Mr. Joy McCracken, Jr. will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at the New Life Seventh-day Adventist Church (3912 Pulaski Pike NW Huntsville, AL 35810) with Pastor Jason McCracken as eulogist and Dr. Michael Smith and Pastor Nelson B. Stokes are officiating. There will be no public viewing.
John Landon Anderson
Sep 24, 1960 - Feb 16, 2024
In Loving Memory of John Landon Anderson “Coach A”, also affectionately known as "Beef", “Bull”, "Bone Crusher", "Daddy", and "Daddio", our beloved teacher, coach, father, brother, uncle, and friend.John Landon Anderson, born on September 24, 1960, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama lived a life filled with love, dedication, and profound impact. He graduated from Virgil I. Grissom High School (Class of 1978) and obtained his teaching certificate from Athens State University. He made a positive difference in his community, leaving an indelible mark through his esteemed teaching and coaching career at Grissom High School, Huntsville High School, Madison County High School, Randolph High School, Mountain Gap Middle School, and Whitesburg Christian Academy.He is survived by his cherished children, Landon Rae Koob (Chris) and Griffin Miller Anderson, along with his loving brother, Todd Anderson (Meg), nieces, Leigh Mathews (Jason), Megan Hayes (Joe), Katie Martz (Matthew), Emily Anderson, and nephew, Thomas Anderson. We can’t forget about his best furry friend, Joe Willy (namesake of Joe Namath). John's legacy of warmth and guidance lives on through his family and all those whose lives he touched. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, Barry Anderson and Claire Pickett and sister, Leslie Vallely, who are now joyfully reunited in eternal embrace.As a devoted and nurturing father to Landon and Griffin, John's family stood as the cornerstone of his life. He poured boundless love and unwavering support into each of them, creating a home brimming with laughter, joy, and unconditional love. John was a dedicated and engaged father, attending all of Landon and Griffin’s activities and games, and even serving as Griffin’s coach for the majority of his teams. His legacy of love and devotion will continue to resonate through the deep bonds he shared with his children and extended family.John's influence extended far beyond his immediate family, reaching into the lives of his dear friends, students, former players, and colleagues. Together, they shared countless cherished memories, laughter, and moments of togetherness, forming bonds that will endure a lifetime.Throughout his journey, John's impact as a coach, mentor, and friend touched the hearts of many. His legacy of leadership, compassion, and dedication will forever be remembered by the countless lives he influenced (too many to count), the lessons he imparted, and the indelible mark he left on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.John had a passion for Alabama football, cheering passionately for his beloved Crimson Tide with the rallying cry of "Roll Tide!" Let’s not forget his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers (Go Pack!). He found immense joy and camaraderie in supporting his teams, celebrating victories, and embracing the spirit of competition with unwavering enthusiasm (and sometimes a few choice words hollered at the TV).Beyond the sidelines, John found solace and joy in the tranquility of the beach. His favorite destinations included the sandy shores of South Alabama and various beaches along the Florida panhandle. Whether basking in the warmth of the sun, tossing a football with friends and family, floating on a tube, or listening to some beach tunes, John found peace and rejuvenation in the ocean's embrace. He also had a special affinity for the movie Rocky (he loved the theme song “Gonna Fly Now”), often quoting lines from it and finding inspiration in its themes of determination and perseverance. Additionally, his love for classic television knew no bounds; he could effortlessly recite every line from “The Andy Griffith Show”, bringing laughter and joy to those around him with his spot-on impressions and deep appreciation for the show's humor.John's love for life, family, and sports, particularly his cherished Alabama football, brought light and laughter to all who knew him. Though he may no longer walk among us, his spirit lives on through the love and memories he shared with his family and friends.May we find comfort in the cherished moments we shared with him and honor his memory by carrying forward his legacy of love, kindness, and unwavering support for others.Rest in peace, dear John. You will be deeply missed, but your spirit will continue to shine brightly through the love you shared and the lives you touched. Roll Tide!Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Latham Church, with the celebration of life service immediately following. The family encourages everyone to dress casually, in the spirit of John’s laid-back style. Feel free to wear your favorite sports team shirt or jersey (but not Auburn).In lieu of flowers, everyone is invited to bring sporting equipment/gear/balls, to donate in memory of Coach John. Your contributions will honor his passion for sports and continue his legacy of inspiring young athletes.
Rhonda Michelle McCallister
Jun 23, 1968 - Feb 08, 2024
"Rhonda Michelle McCallister, age 55, of Arab Alabama went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Huntsville Hospital surrounded by family. Rhonda enjoyed spending time with family, watching soaps and crime shows on TV, going to church, playing tea party with her great granddaughters and taking care of her grandson, Max. Rhonda is survived by her husband, Curtis McCallister of 39 years; two sons, Curt the 3rd of Huntsville, and Chris (Crystal) of Hayden; her mother, Susie Saunders (Jerry) of West Virginia; her father-in-law, Curtis Eugene McCallister Sr. of Arab; two brothers, Jeff Adams of California and Paul Adams of West Virginia; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; Taylor Shasteen who was like a daughter and a host of extended family and friends. Rhonda is preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Margie McCallister, and her grandmother, Nellie Allen. A memorial service for Rhonda will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Arab Memorial Chapel in Arab, Alabama. Reverend Ricky Beck will officiate. In Lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel to help with funeral expenses. Arrangement entrusted to Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel, Arab, Alabama"
Iva Jean Lawrence
Oct 23, 1929 - Feb 17, 2024
Iva Jean Lawrence, 94, a devoted wife, caring mother, beloved grandmother, and dear friend, passed away on February 17. She was born to Lucille and Roy Jacks on October 23, 1929, in Huntsville, Alabama. As a servant of God, she was a dedicated, long-time member of the Mayfair Church of Christ.After graduating from Huntsville High School, Iva Jean attended the University of North Alabama. While back home in Huntsville, she met her future husband, Jim Lawrence, on a blind date arranged through mutual friends when he was visiting Huntsville. After marrying, they moved to Naples, Italy, where Jim was stationed with the US Army, for a few years before returning to the states to live in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Wanting to be nearer to family, they soon returned to Huntsville to run the El Rose Motel family business before she turned to helping her parents with their newest endeavor, the Sands Motel.While the family business was prominent in her life, Iva Jean’s primary roles were as a homemaker and mother. After her sons were grown, she became passionate about antiquing. Always looking for a great find, she became an avid antique collector.Iva Jean was preceded in death by her parents, and her loving husband, James Carl Lawrence. She is survived by her two sons, David Lawrence (Teresa) and Scott Lawrence (Mary Carol); grandchildren, Amanda Lawrence, Jackson Lawrence, and Mary Kathryn Lawrence; great-grandchild, Emmanuel Grissom; great-great-grandchild, Emmanuel Lyon-Grissom; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024, at Laughlin Service Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 12:30 p.m. at Maple Hill Cemetery with Ron Williams officiating.In lieu of flowers, friends wishing to commemorate Iva Jean’s life may contribute to Give Kids the World (www.gktw.org), or the Alzheimer’s Association (https://act.alz.org/), or a charity of your choice.
Teresa Lynn Turney
Feb 03, 1962 - Feb 18, 2024
Teresa Lynn Turney, 62 of Huntsville, passed away on February 18, 2024.No services are planned at this time.Berryhill Funeral Home assisted the family.
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Dorothy Nell Lyle
Oct 11, 1934 - Feb 18, 2024
Dorothy Nell Lyle, a longtime resident of Huntsville, passed away peacefully on Sunday February 18, 2024. She worked tirelessly for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for 64 years as the church clerk for Mastin Lake Church of God of Prophecy. She blessed others through her kindness and friendship for many, many years. She was active in the music ministry for many years, singing in the choir, and playing her guitar and singing. Miss Lyle was preceded in death by her parents William Troy Lyle and Julia Annice Hill Lyle, her sister Artie Mae Penny, brother Johnie Franklin Lyle and niece Sharon J. Penny. Surviving family members include her nephews: James D. Penny, Sr. (Mona), William E. Penny (Sara), Larry D. Penny (Delene), Roger A. Penny, Sr. (Rebecca), Frankie Lyle and Keith Lyle (Lisa); Her great nieces: Pamela M. Penny White, Kimberly D. Penny Keeton, and Selena N. Penny Boyett; her great nephews: Glenn Lyle, James D. Penny, Jr., Scott L. Penny, Kevin D. Penny, Roger A. Penny, Jr., Brian A. Penny, and Jeremy W. Penny and many great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday February 21,2024 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Funeral services will follow at Spry Funeral Home with Bishop Harold St. Clair officiating. The burial will then be held in Maple Hill Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her parents. To to the family or in memory of Dorothy Nell Lyle, please
Janet Britton Williams
Aug 03, 1947 - Feb 12, 2024
Janet Britton Williams 8/3/1947 – 2/12/2024Mrs. Janet Britton Williams departed this life after a short, unexpected illness in Huntsville AL.Janet Marie Britton was born to John Wesley and Loretta Shannon Britton in Natchitoches, LA on August 3, 1947; both of whom preceded her in death.As an alumnus of Holy Rosary Institute in Lafayette, LA and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Janet contributed to Huntsville’s engineering community for 40 years. She retired to a quiet life with family and requested that there be no ceremony, marker, or memorial.Janet is survived by sons Gerald Andre Williams and Gregory Bernard Williams of Huntsville AL; sister Regina Michele Britton of Dallas TX; nephews Antonio Jamall Britton of Lewisville TX and Adonnis Deijon Britton of Tampa FL; grandnephews Malachi Isaiah, Ezekiel Wesley and Vaughn Lee Britton; grandniece Mya Shannon Britton, and scores of cousins, extended family and friends throughout LA, NY, GA and the US.The arrangements for Mrs. Janet Britton Williams will be announced later.
Mary Ella Owens Clarke
Died : Feb 18, 2024
"Mary Ella Owens Clarke, , of Huntsville, passed away Sunday, February Arrangements will be announced by Morrison Funeral Home, Tuscumbia."