June 26, 1957 – May 18, 2015 Jerry “Buck” Childers, 57, of New Hope, passed away Monday. He was preceded in death by mother, Martha Parish “Dolly” Childers, brother, J.D. Childers, Jr., and one son, Jerry David Childers, Jr. Surviving are wife, Vickie Meeks Childers, son, Jay Dillon Childers, father, J.D. Childers, brother, Leonard (Linda) Childers, sister, Patsy Childers, sister, Doris (Herman) Parsons, brother, Obie (Deborah) Childers, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many adopted children. Visitation will be Tuesday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Doug Browner officiating. Interment will be in the Brown Cemetery. http://www.nhfh.net
Donna Clem Pruitt, 54, of New Hope, passed away Saturday.
She was preceded in death by father, John Henry Clem.
Surviving are husband, William Ray Pruitt, mother, Audrey Newman, step-daughter, Raisha Eller, step-daughter, Brandy Farr, step-son, Shawn Cryer, step-son, Ronnie Cryer, Step-grandson, Elliga Jude Farr, step-granddaughter, Shavana Farr, step-granddaughter, Lily Pruitt, brother in law, Robert Pruitt, brother in law, Joe Pruitt, brother in law, Thomas Pruitt, brother in law, James Pruitt, brother in law, Dale Pruitt, brother in law, Jerry Pruitt, aunt, Ruth Quallas, and several cousins.
Visitation will be Tuesday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday at 2:00 PM with Bro. Jesse Tipton officiating.
Interment will be in the Collier Cemetery.
Dee Maples Powers, 78, of New Hope, passed away Sunday.
She was preceded in death by husband, Tommy Joe Powers, father, Owen Duncan Maples, mother, Irene Skaggs Maples, siblings, J.W. Damron, Clinton Eugene Damron, Greta Gregg, Juanita Stubbs, Agnes Noonan and Erschell Parsley..
Surviving are daughter, Teresa P. (Daniel) Marler, son, James H. “Jim” (Denise) Powers, son, Roger T. (Lynn) Powers, son, Timothy J. Powers, grandchildren, Joseph, Deanna, Tana, Blake and one great grandson, Cohen, sister, Myra Paco, sister, Janie Clark, sister, Luzene Johnson, brother, John Ed Maples, and several nieces & nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jerry Meeks officiating.
Interment will be in the Moon Cemetery.
Shirley Ann Atchley, 72, of Owens Cross Roads, passed away Saturday.
She was preceded in death by husband, Floyd Richard Atchley, father, Noah Maples, mother, Viola Maples, grandson, Sidney David Kimbrough, grandson, William Earl Kimbrough.
Surviving are daughter, Evelyn Dianne Davis, daughter, Brenda Lee (Scott) Keel, daughter, Margaret Ann (Aaron) Thomas, daughter, Hilda Fay Atchley, granddaughter, Wendy Thompson, granddaughter, Jessica Thomas, grandson, Richard Mason, grandson, Cord Davis, grandson, Floyd Davis, 5 great grandchildren, brother, Johnny Maples, brother, Robert Maples, special friends Larry and Sue Burke.
Visitation will be Monday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday at 1:00 pm with Rev. Charles Miller officiating.
Interment will be in the Hayden Cemetery.
Sherry Kay Jones , 60, of Hollytree, passed away Thursday.
She was preceded in death by mother, Essie Lee Jones, and father, Junior Jones.
Surviving are son, Rickey (Shannon) Lewis, son, Stevie (April) Lewis, granddaughter, Melanie Lewis, granddaughter, Hannah Lewis, grandson, Jordan Yarbrough, grandson, Austin Lewis, grandson, Logan Lewis, sister, Diane (Rickey) Honea, sister, Jane Perkins, sister, Gloria (Earl) Bolton, brother, George (Cynthia) Jones, brother, Barry (Sandy) Jones, brother, Butch (Lisa) Jones, and brother, Keith (Terry) Jones.
Visitation will be Saturday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Chapel, Monday at 12:00 PM with Bro. Charles Cornelious, Rev. Dewayne Martin, Barry Birdsong, and David Gilliam officiating.
Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery.
A special thanks to Lorie and to Alacare Hospice.
Jean S. Thornberry Welch, 61, of Owens Cross Roads, passed away Tuesday.
She was preceded in death by father, Samuel Perry, mother, Eva Perry.
Surviving are son, Leon Thornberry, son, Robert (Lori) Thornberry, Grandkids, Steven Thornberry, Nickolas Thornberry, Joshua Thornberry, Christopher Thornberry, Justin Thornberry, Crystal Thronberry, Raven Swanson, Caitlin Thornberry and Briana Thornberry, great grandkids, Mya Thornberry, Liam Thornberry, Colton Thornberry, Noah Thornberry and Hallie Thornberry, brother, Elmer Anders, brother, Jack Anders, brother, Connie Perry, brother, Ronnie Perry, brother, Terry Perry, sister, Peggy Sledge, sister, Judy Herron, sister, Dorothy Sledge, sister, Patricia Johnson.
Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday at 1:00 pm with Rev. Cody Gilliam officiating.
Interment will be in the Green Valley Cemetery.
Elizabeth Louise Martin Butler, 84, of Woodville, went home to her eternal resting place on Sunday, April 26, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Louise was born on May 1, 1930, in Madison County, Alabama, the second child of Buck and Kate Couch Martin. She spent her childhood in the New Hope area of Madison County, as well as the Greenbriar Cove area of Marshall County, and graduated from Union Hill High School in Morgan County in 1949. As an adult, she held several clerical positions at New Hope High School for many years, finally retiring as a library aide in 2001. She was an active member of the Paint Rock Seventh Day Baptist Church where she served many years as a Deaconess.
Louise was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who cared deeply for her family. She was an excellent cook and housekeeper who loved to entertain friends and family in her home. In addition to cooking, her hobbies included gardening, decorating her home, and playing bunco. Becoming the mother of three athletic sons, she traveled many miles to watch their baseball, basketball, and football games. Louise treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren most of all. She enjoyed babysitting them and supporting their school and sports activities. Louise also loved to vacation with family and friends, including a couple of trips with her husband across the United States in his 18 wheel truck. She was looking forward to celebrating her 85th birthday with her family. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Hospice Advantage as well as caregiver Jennifer Evans.
Louise is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Daniel M. Butler; three sons, Rodney G. Butler, Stephen M. Butler (Angie), and Jeffrey L. Butler (Leitha); five grandsons, Zachary Butler (Brandi), Bryn Butler (Jennifer), Blake Butler (Jennifer), Taylor Butler, and Isaac Butler; one granddaughter, Sara Elizabeth Butler; and was expecting her fourth great-grandchild. She is also survived by two brothers, Murril Martin (Dorothy), and Murry Martin (Barbara), as well as many nieces and nephews. Louise was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers, Billy Martin, J. B. Martin, and Donnie Martin; and sister, Helen Cooper.
Visitation will be Wednesday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will follow Wednesday at 3:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel with Clyde Thompson officiating.
Interment will be in the Bethel Cemetery.