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Terry Gautney

Apr 15, 1954 - Nov 28, 2023

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Huntsville, AL

Terry Gautney, 69 passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Terry was born in Fayetteville, TN on April 15, 1954. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, three brothers and two sisters.Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Brandon Gautney, Phillip Ryan Gautney; three granddaughters, Addyson Gautney, Elena Wescott, Kinleigh Gautney; one grandson, Ezra Gautney; two sisters, Diane Cook, Patsy Meadows. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by ...Read More

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Kathern Ivous Sisk

Nov 18, 1936 - Feb 22, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

Kathern Ivous Sisk, 87, died February 22, 2024, at Crestwood Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama after a remarkable and successful life. Ivous was born in Guin, Alabama on November 18, 1936 to the late Hermon David Thompson and Minnie Lee Thompson. She attended Marion County High School before graduating from the University of North Alabama. After graduating, she worked for Auburn University as a County Extension Agent.Ivous married Olvie Eugene “Gene” Sisk, of Huntsville, Alabama on September 1, 1960 and they spent 61 years together as life and business partners. Ivous and Gene made their residences together in Scottsboro, Huntsville, and Fulton, then in Tupelo for about 25 years where Ivous lived the last two years. Their business career consisted of radio, newspaper, and television station ownerships with operations in Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina.Ivous was a member and important leader of the International GWFC (General Women’s Federation Club). She traveled extensively, visiting seven continents and over 50 countries. Ivous worked with the Tupelo Police helping to rescue women from abusive situations and was one year nominated as one of the best-dressed women in Mississippi.Ivous is survived by a niece, Sandra (Sandy) Thompson Love of Memphis, Tennessee, and three nephews, Darrell Glenn Webster (Connie) of Huntsville, Alabama, Mark Webster (Gena) of Dothan, Alabama and Phillip Thompson (Sara) of Jacksonville, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2022, Olvie Eugene Sisk; her parents, Minnie and Hermon Thompson, and her brother Dwight Thompson.A Graveside Service will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 2 PM at Valhalla Memory Gardens, 698 Winchester Road NE, Huntsville, Alabama 35811. Valhalla Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sisk family.Memorials may be made to Faith Haven Shelter for Girls, P. O. Box 835, Tupelo, MS 38802.Condolences may be posted on Ivous’s memorial page at hollandfuneraldirectors.com.

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Bruce J. Sienknecht

Nov 07, 1945 - Feb 29, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

Bruce J. Sienknecht passed away on 2/29/24 after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his Father and Mother, Clayton and Bernice Sienknecht of Gladbrook IA, his beloved daughter Robin of Gladbrook IA, and his wife Gina of Huntsville AL.Bruce is survived by his son Randy Sienknecht & his wife Melissa, and their three children Adelyn (18), Alaney (12), and Ashton (10) of Gladbrook, IA; his step-daughter Vickie Dion of Huntsville, AL, and a sister Regina Burt and brother Douglas Sienknecht of IA; his step-niece Katie Dion of Lynn, MA many other nieces and nephews; as well as a fur baby Russett Tater Tots.Bruce was born into a farming family, working with his siblings on his parents’ farm in Lincoln, IA. He graduated high school from Gladbrook High in May of 1965. Shortly after graduation, Bruce enlisted in the United States Airforce (USAF) where he trained for duties as Crew Chief on C-130 Hercules Aircraft stationed at Sewart Airforce Base (AFB), Smyrna, TN.In January 1966 his squadron deployed with the Tactical Air Command in Taiwan in support of providing medical evacuation of wounded troops and logistical supply support throughout the Theater of Combat Operations in South Vietnam. Senior Airman Sienknecht completed a tour of duty in support of combat operations and was awarded the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Star, Vietnam Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Ribbon, and the United States National Defense Ribbon. He achieved the rank of Sergeant during his service.Returning to civilian life with a background and knowledge of logistical support, Bruce entered the Civil Service with the Department of the Army, Aviation Systems Command, Director of Maintenance, Readiness Division, as a Logistics Management Specialist. Assigned to support the Army OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter, he provided critically needed combat supply support for Operation Prime Chance, Desert Shield, and Desert Storm, both theaters of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.Through hundreds of transactions, he ensured the Army fleet of helicopters remained ready and capable of providing protection and life-saving support to our Army Soldiers and fellow service members operating in the war zone during the Global War on Terrorism.In appreciation for his outstanding combat support, the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 277th Aviation Support Battalion presented him with an encased American Flag that was flown in Combat over Samarra Iraq. He was also presented with an encased American Flag from C Company, 3-159th Attack Recon Battalion that was flown in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He received many other commendations for his support of our troops.Throughout his twenty-five-year career, he maintained a personnel relationship with every Unit Maintenance Officer, Supply Clerk, Maintenance NCO’s, and Armament personnel. He served as the primary focal point for all Unit Maintenance Officers in support of three hundred sixty-plus aircraft. Due to his dedication and support of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Units, the entire fleet maintained the highest readiness rate of any aircraft platform in the United States Army throughout the aircraft's service life.Bruce’s professional effort, dedication, and kindness during the war resulted in him making many friends across the globe and locally and garnering the respect of leaders throughout the Army Aviation Command. The U S Army owes him a great deal of gratitude for his service.He prided himself on his garden and maintaining his lawn. He loved and was loved by his many pet dogs. He was a member of the American Legion Post #227, the Eagles Fraternity, an avid fisherman, and hunter. He was dubbed “TRACKER” by his deer hunting buddies for never leaving a shot deer behind.When asked how he was doing, he would always respond with a smile “more hunky than dory”. Bruce never met a stranger. He treated the people he met, even those in passing, as friends and greeted them all with a smile and joke. He enjoyed ice cream every day including his last. We should all be a bit more like Bruce. He is also survived by a host of friends and loved ones including Mike Sammis, Rick & Susie Brock, Julie & Joe Crocitto, Doug White, Ray Wathan, and Randy Lawson among many others.Visitation will be Monday, March 11th from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Laughlin Service Funeral Home from in Huntsville AL.Instead of flowers, donations may be made to A New Lease on Life, Huntsville, AL. (http://www.newleash.org)

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Teresa Ann McGuire

Dec 19, 1955 - Mar 01, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

Teresa Ann McGuire, 68, of Huntsville, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024.Mrs. McGuire is survived by her children; Chris McGuire, Cynthia McGuire, and Corey Odom, grandchildren; Kylie Yanchak, Brooklyn McGuire, Alexis Smith, Carley Yanchak, Jace McGuire, Daylan McGuire, and Alyssa McGuire, brother; Ken Robertson, and cousin; Peggy Hodo.Teresa is preceded by her parents; Arvil and Evelyn Robertson. and sisters; Renea Bevel, and Karen Brock. Visitation for Mrs. McGuire will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024, at Berryhill Funeral Home from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM. Memorial Service will follow in the chapel at 4:00 PM. Berryhill Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Kasey Simpson

May 21, 1986 - Mar 01, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

Mrs. Kasey Simpson, age 37, of Crossville, Alabama, died on Friday, March 1, 2024, at Huntsville Hospital. A private funeral service will be held at later date with Bro. Josh Crump officiating. Interment will follow in the Liberty Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Simpson was born in Alabama on May 21, 1986, to Ronnie & Marsheilla Nix Brannon. She was a proud cattle and poultry farmer. Mrs. Simpson is survived by her Husband: Brian Simpson of Crossville, Son: Kash Simpson of Crossville, Father; Ronnie Brannon of Crossville, Sister: Kelli & Kelly Umphrey of Sardis, Grandmother: Doris Nix of Crossville and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her Mother: Marsheilla Nix Brannon, Grandfather: Calvin Nix, Grandparents: Ruben & Grace Brannon and Nephew: Colby Brooks.

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Juanita Barrett Swaim Roberts

May 21, 1934 - Mar 01, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

Juanita Barrett Swaim Roberts, “Ms Juanita” went to meet her precious Lord and Savior at home with her longtime husband and care giver, Gerald Merle Roberts. She was under the care of Aveanna Hospice and a victim of COVID and Alzheimer disease.Juanita was the only child of Rev. G.D. and Rachella Barrett; and in 1951, she came to Huntsville from Johnson City, TN, while a junior in high school, when her father accepted the pastory of Huntsville Park Baptist Church. She later was in the first graduating class of Butler High School. After graduation, she moved to Augusta, GA with her first husband, Kenneth Leland Swaim, while he was in the Service. She returned to Huntsville and worked as a secretary for ABMA at Redstone Arsenal before quitting and going to cosmetology school in Huntsville. After graduation, she opened and ran her own beauty shop, Statton Styles, the “best little hair house in town.” She retired in 2001 when her second husband retired, and they traveled a lot with Wyndham Resorts.Her hobbies were square and round dancing, sewing, bowling, and singing. However, the love of her life were the children. She never met a baby she didn’t like! She was always active in the children’s ministry at every church she attended and was always loved and known as “Ms Juanita.” And she loved them and loved doing the Children’s Sermon on Sunday morning.“Ms Juanita” ran the Children’s Ministry at Willowbrook Baptist Church for 18 years and was active in the choir, puppet ministry, and children’s ministry before moving to First Baptist Church in 1991 where she was active in the Nursery, Sanctuary and Hallelujah choirs, and the Living Christmas Tree choir. She also sang bass with the Rocket City Chorus, the local chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society.Juanita is survived by her husband of 34 years, Gerald M Roberts; two sons; Jann (Jenny) and Brian (Kate) Swaim; two stepsons. Brad (Rita) and Bruce Roberts; and several grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at First Baptist Church Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mark Seanor officiating. There will be a private family burial.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to her favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Donald Lee Barnhart

May 05, 1945 - Mar 01, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

Donald Lee Barnhart, 78 of Huntsville, passed away on March 1, 2024.Full obit to follow.No services are planned at this time.Berryhill Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Mrs. Rosetta Spencer

Feb 17, 1942 - Mar 01, 2024

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Huntsville, AL

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Ms. Brenda Clift

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Huntsville, AL

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Mr. Cyril Nembhard

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Huntsville, AL

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Mr. Jimmie Pincheon 

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Huntsville, AL

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