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Mary Drake

Jun 29, 1959 - Nov 30, 2023

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Huntsville, AL

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Sam Richard Adkins

Apr 18, 1959 - Feb 29, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

Funeral service for Sam Richard Adkins, age 64, of Trinity, will be 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2024, at Parkway Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Nicky Pressnell officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service at the funeral home. Interment will be in Thomas Family Cemetery. Mr. Adkins, who died Thursday, February 29, 2024, at Huntsville Hospital, was born April 18, 1959, in Alabama to Sam Roger Adkins and Mary Dodson Adkins. He was preceded in death by his mother. Mr. Adkins was a member of Neel Church of Christ, where he was a song leader and Bible School teacher. He loved being Papa to his three grandchildren, and spending time with family and his Dachshund, Lola. He loved spending time in God's creation and mowing the yard, Watching Alabama football and being a servant of the Lord for his church, family, and others were also joys in his life. He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Thomas) Adkins; two daughters, Michelle Prince (Joe) and Rachel Dixon (Brandon); father, Roger Adkins; brother, Mac Adkins (Kim); two sisters, Amy Meherg and Cindy Webster (Randy); and three grandchildren, Boone Thomas Prince, Hannah Kate Dixon, and Amelia Rose Dixon. Pallbearers will be Ben Meherg, Blake Meherg, Scott Randolph, Randy Webster, Joe Prince, Brandon Dixon, and Sam Webster. Honorary pallbearer will be Andrew Adkins. To to the family or in memory of Sam Richard Adkins, please

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Diana L. Boone

Apr 25, 1953 - Feb 23, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

The arrangements for Ms. Diana L. Boone will be 12:00 noon, Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church (315 Winchester Road Huntsville, AL 35811) with Bishop George Calvin Boone officiating. Interment will be in the Valhalla Memory Gardens. Ms. Boone will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. There will not be a repast following the funeral service. Public viewing will be held from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024, and 8:30 until 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2024, at the Royal Funeral Home.

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Mildred Willis Aplin

Jan 09, 1927 - Feb 27, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

Mildred Willis Aplin, 97, of Huntsville, AL passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at her residence. She was born Sunday, January 9, 1927 in Jones County, Mississippi. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, March 03, 2024 at 2:00 PM at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Laurel, MS. Pastor Wade Bush will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements. 601-649-3342 Mildred was born on a farm at Tuckers Crossing. Her first jobs were at Kress and Reliance in Laurel. After marriage to Charlie, they traveled the country to Houston, Chicago, and New York before eventually settling in Huntsville , AL to work for the Army Missile Command. She raised two children and was very active in her church. Mildred and Charlie returned to Mississippi to retire where they enjoyed raising a huge garden every year. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Aplin; daughter, Mary Darlene Aplin; father, Wilda W. Willis; mother, Mamie O’ Flinn Willis; and a sister, Eva Mae McCraw. Survivors include her son, Dennis C. Aplin (Patricia) of Huntsville, AL, and a grandson, Charles Albert Aplin of Daphne, AL as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. The family would like to say special thanks to Christine Donley for her assistance as a care giver and neighbor. Pallbearers will be Family and Friends. An online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapellaurel.com

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Sandra Kimber Walker

Jan 15, 1946 - Mar 01, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

Sandra Kimber Walker, 78 of Huntsville, passed away on March 1, 2024.No services are planned at this time.Berryhill Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Daxton Wakefield Martin

Jan 29, 2024 - Feb 11, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

Daxton Wakefield Martin passed away on February 11, 2024. Born at just 23 weeks, he fought hard during his short ten days on earth. Daxton is the son of Danial & Courtney Martin and brother to Carter and Colton Martin. He is survived by his grandparents (Lynn and Brian Grantham), aunt and uncle (Kaitlin and John Michael Carter), great grandparents, great aunts and uncles, cousins, and so many other loving family members and friends. During his short life, his family felt the support of prayers from all over the country. A visitation will be hosted by Legacy Chapel Funeral Home on Friday, February 16, 2024, from 5:00PM until 7:00 PM. The family will hold a private graveside service on Saturday at Huntsville Memory Gardens. Daxton spent his ten days in the neonatal intensive care unit at Huntsville Hospital for Women and Children where he felt the love of his many nurses and doctors. In lieu of flowers, Daxton’s family asks that you make donations to their fund to support other NICU parents in their time of need. Donations can be made through the following link by selecting Baby Daxton Benevolence: https://pushpay.com/g/fordschapel

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Robert Ion Saylor

Oct 07, 1971 - Feb 21, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

"Robert Ion Saylor, 52, of Huntsville passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at home. He was born Thursday, October 7, 1971 in Conneaut, Ohio to Ion \u0026quot;Bruce\u0026quot; and Rebecca Jane (Webber) Saylor. Bob was a 1990 graduate of Girard Alliance Christian Academy, where he was so smart he skipped classes and still earned all As. He later attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania. As a young man, Bob was known to be mischievous and hilarious - the life of the party. He always enjoyed athletics throughout high school and in college, especially basketball. He made it onto the college team as a freshman walk-on, which he was very proud of. He later went on to receive his B.S. in industrial technology from Southern Illinois University while in the United States Air Force. Reaching the rank of E-6 technical sergeant, Bob was a leader known for precision, excellence, and exceptional professionalism. He was a field instructor, and a role model in all of his endeavors. He proudly served for 15 years as a C-130E, H\u0026amp;J aircraft crew chief in the 50th Red Devils \u0026amp; 373rd Detachment 4. His attention to detail saved the Air Force thousands of dollars during his tenure. He also participated in many community service projects. During his military career, he was deployed to 38 countries, including Afghanistan. Following his retirement from the military and inspired by the loss of an infant son, Bob earned his nursing degree from Baptist Health College in Little Rock, Arkansas. He then worked as a pediatric nurse at Arkansas Children’s in Little Rock. His coworkers loved it when Bob was on their team - he always uplifted everyone with his humor and consistent friendship. When Bob worked in the NICU at Arkansas Children’s he met Rosalie Karigan-Winter, who became the love of his life. They were married in 2015 in Huntsville. He was a dedicated husband and devoted father to four children. Bob’s life was driven by his strong Christian faith, by his everlasting love for his country, by his loyalty to his family and friends, and by his ethics and integrity. Bob is preceded in death by his son, Robert Ion Saylor, Jr.; his father, Bruce Saylor; his stepfather, Jack Buck; and one nephew, Jake Feldmiller. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie and three daughters, Lauren Rachel Saylor, Willow Adelaide Saylor, and Helen Mirinda Saylor. He is also survived by his mother Becky Saylor Buck of Hermitage, Pennsylvania; three sisters: Brenda Neudeck (Dave Neudeck) of Chesterfield, Virginia; Sandy Feldmiller (Jeff Feldmiller) of Albion, Pennsylvania; and Rhonda Saylor of Greeley, Colorado; two sisters-in-law, Angeline Karigan-Winter of Huntsville and Regina Karigan-Winter (Jason Martin) of Fayetteville; his in-laws, Larry and Marty Karigan-Winter, of Huntsville; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 1, 2024, at Brashears Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 PM with Jim Hepler officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Hearn, Dave Neudeck, Jim Mayes, Jeff Feldmiller, and Jason Martin. Private interment will take place at a later date in Fayetteville National Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville."

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Mary Pauline Caruthers

Mar 09, 1931 - Feb 17, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

"Mary Pauline Caruthers, 92, of McRae passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Countryside Assisted Living in Huntsville. She was born Monday, March 9, 1931, at McRae, to Henry Clay and Eva Evelyn Osborne Leeders. Mary was a loving mother to three children and was an extremely hard-working woman. She owned and operated Caruthers Gas Station in McRae for many years, 19 of which were by herself. She enjoyed her daily visits with her regular customers throughout the years. After she sold the gas station, she often was found helping her son run errands for his car lot, which she continued doing until she decided it was time to retire for real. She loved being outside, picking up pecans, and sharing them with family and friends. Above all, Mary cherished and loved her family deeply, and greatly enjoyed every minute spent with them. She specifically loved when her children and grandchildren would come to stay with her. Mary possessed a natural talent for cooking and took great pleasure in it. Her grandchildren often referred to her breakfasts as \u0026quot;the breakfast challenge\u0026quot;, as she would cook so much food that it would be impossible to eat it all, but she would insist you had more until you felt like you might bust. She will be dearly missed! Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Eva Leeders; four brothers, Henry Leeders, Donald Leeders, Glenn Leeders, and Cecil Leeders; and five sisters, Gladys Leeders, Hazel Stringfield, Amy Tobin, Blanch Newton, and Alice Silvy. She is survived by one son, Kenneth Caruthers (Danielle Winston), of Mc Rae; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and David Bennett, of Green Forest, and Marilyn and Wyman Moon, of Houston, Texas. Mary is also survived by one sister, Lena Hogue of Danville, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 12:30 PM, on March 9, 2024, in the McRae Community Building in McRae. Cremation is entrusted to Brashears Funeral Home and Crematory of Huntsville."

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George William “Bill” Neal, II

Jul 04, 1959 - Feb 28, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

George William “Bill” Neal, II died February 28, 2024. He was born in Danville, VA on July 4, 1959, a son of George William Neal and Jane Flynn Neal. He is survived by his father, George William Neal; a stepsister, Elizabeth Lowry Conklin; and a stepbrother, John “Jack” Rand Lowry. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jane Flynn Neal, brother, James Lynnwood Neal, and stepbrother, Robert “Bud” Lowry.George graduated from Huntsville High School and from Athens State University. For several years, he taught racquetball at UAH and was an excellent player, participating in many regional tournaments. He was an avid University of Alabama fan, having once shaken hands with coach “Bear” Bryant.A private graveside service will be held at Maple Hill Cemetery at a later date.

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Barbara Jean Fergerson Johnson

Nov 09, 1946 - Jan 21, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

Mrs. Barbara Jean Fergerson Johnson, age 77, of Huntsville, AL., passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024. She was born in Warsaw, MO., on November 9, 1946 to Homer and Marie Fergerson and was the second youngest of nine children. Barbara was a graduate from Warsaw High School in 1964 and then became a bank teller in Kansas City, MO. Barbara enjoyed gardening, KC Chiefs Football, KC Royals, Atlanta Braves Baseball and the great outdoors, especially fishing and hunting. Barbara was also an avid bird watcher and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Kimberly Johnson (Tara Parker) of Huntsville, AL., and Christy Johnson Blevins (Randy) of Johnson City, TN.; son, Deron Johnson (Brooke) of Big Timber, MT.; grandchildren, Mitchel Johnson (Lusandra), Selene Johnson, Paige Johnson, David Osen, and Tatum Osen Johnson; great-grandchildren, Luna and Everett; brothers, Art Fergerson and Jim Fergerson; sisters, Percilla Fergerson and Donna Fergerson Antwiler. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bob Fergerson and Bill Fergerson; sisters, Wanda Fergerson and Charlotte Fergerson Cornwell. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Crestwood Medical Center SICU for the loving care they provided for Barbara. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 11 am at Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, MO., under the direction of Danny Fergerson. To plant Memorial Trees in memory of , please .

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Herbert Edward Francis Jr.

Jan 10, 1924 - Feb 01, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

"Herbert E. Francis, Jr. was a famous author and cherished teacher. He passed away peacefully at his home in Huntsville, Alabama, on February 2nd, 2024. He was born on January 11th, 1924, in Bristol, Rhode Island. He was the son of Herbert E. Francis and Evelyn E. Verity Francis. Herb's journey began with academic excellence, as he graduated as valedictorian from Colt Memorial High School. During World War II, Herb served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, displaying valor in England, France, and Italy. Utilizing the G.I. Bill, he pursued higher education. Completing his B.A. at the University of Wisconsin in record time. His passion for Spanish literature blossomed under the guidance of esteemed professors, shaping his future endeavors. As an educator, he left an indelible mark at institutions like Emory University and the University of Alabama, Huntsville. His commitment to teaching extended beyond classrooms. Thus fostering intellectual growth among diverse students, including NASA and Arsenal employees. Herb's literary contributions garnered acclaim, with awards such as the O. Henry and the Pushcart recognizing his talent. His dedication to literature and education transcended borders, touching lives internationally. In honoring Herb's legacy, let us remember his profound impact on literature and countless students. "

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