Nellie J. Smith

Nellie Jo Smith PrimaryOctober 20, 1935 – January 22, 2016

Nellie Jo Smith, 80, of Owens Cross Roads, passed away Friday.

She was preceded in death by husband, James Thomas Smith.

Surviving are son, Joe Thomas Smith, son, Steve Smith, daughter in law, Alesia Smith, grandchildren, Steve Smith Jr, Laura Smith Curry, Jason Cole Smith, Sarah Lynn Smith, Jacob Thorsen Smith, Laramie Saxon, Stephen Saxon, and great granddaughter, Ava Kate Curry.

Visitation will be Saturday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday at 1:00 PM with Chris Powell officiating.

Interment will be in the Moon Cemetery.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Owens Cross Roads United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 117, Owens Cross Roads, AL. 35763.

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Preston Talmadge “Bo” Watson IV

Decebo watsonmber 2, 1981 – January 15, 2016

Preston Talmadge “Bo” Watson IV, 34, of New Hope, passed away Friday.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Chloe Elizabeth Watson, grandfather, Bill Martin, grandmother, Dicie Martin, mother-in-law, Mildred Grider.

Surviving are wife, Amanda Grider Watson, son, Timothy Preston Watson, son, Johnathan Robert Watson, father, Preston Watson, mother, Janese Martin Watson, brother, David Watson, brother, Jamie Lewis, sister, Darla (Jeff) Hastings, sister, Daphne Watson, sister, Missy (Kenneth) Allen, several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Sunday 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Monday at 2:00 PM with Bro. Harold Kelly and Bro. Edwin Parks officiating.

Interment will be in the Hayden Cemetery.

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Telford E. Jones

telford jonesNovember 7, 1923 – January 9, 2016

Telford Edward Jones, 92, of New Hope, passed away Saturday.

He was preceded in death by wife, Thelma Mae Jones, father, Charles Jones, mother, Mammie Jones, brother, Melvin R. Jones, brother, Alfred Jones, brother, Norman Jones, sister, Nina Rether Atchley, and sister, Edna Baumgardner.
Surviving are daughter, Betty Jones Saint, sister, Pauline Kerbo, sister, Veda Hughes, and several nieces & nephews.
Visitation will be Tuesday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will follow at 1:00 pm in the Chapel with Rev. Neal Fossett officiating.
Interment will be in the Hayden Cemetery.
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Willie Louise Martin Clark

willie clarkJuly 14, 1942 – January 8, 2016

Willie Louise Martin Clark “Jane”, 73, of New Hope, passed away Friday.

She was preceded in death by husband, Alton O. Clark, daughter, Kathy Gowan, son, Ricky Clark, father, Riley Martin, mother, Mattie Florence Martin, sister, Mable Schrimsher, and brother, James Robert Martin.

Surviving are son, Jeff A. (Vanessa) Clark, son, Alton Wayne (Barbara) Clark, daughter, Anna J. Chichester, daughter, Teressa L. (Dwight) Shelton, 12 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, sister, Diane Kimbrough, sister, Joan Cornelius, sister, Betty Anders, brother, L.D. Martin, and many nieces and nephews, .

Visitation will be Sunday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Monday at 1:00 pm with Rev. Dewayne Martin officiating.

Interment will be in the Paint Rock Cemetery.

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Sharonlee Joyce Slamer

sharon slamerApril 17, 1941 – January 4, 2016

Sharonlee Joyce Slamer, 74, of Gurley, passed away Monday.

She was preceded in death by father, William Walter Slamer, and mother, Lucille Dorothy Slamer.

Surviving are daughter, Lauralee (Rufus Flemming) Kosut, son, Daniel (Shannon) Kosut, daughter, Lisa (Larry) Hoffman, daughter, Renee (Frank) Luria, 13 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.

A Private Family Service will be held January 15, 2016 at Valhalla Memorial Park, 5402 North 91st Street Milwaukee, WI 53225.

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Ralph Cross Jr.

ralph crossJanuary 22, 1951 – January 4, 2016

Ralph Cross Jr., 64, of New Hope, passed away Monday.

Visitation will be Wednesday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Service will follow Wednesday at 3:00 PM New Hope Funeral Home Chapel.

Ralph “Parson” to those that knew him, was born in Guntersville, Al. He and his family lived in Portage and Hammond, Indiana for several years where he was in Boy Scouts and loved to jump and ride the trains. They moved back to Alabama in 1965 where he made many life-long friends. One was to be his future brother-in-law Richard Stapler, and his partners in crime Joel Stapler, Duck Thompson, William Earl Franks and Wayne Stapler. After graduating from New Hope High School in 1969, he returned to Hammond where he worked in the steel mills. Upon returning to Alabama he met his wife of forty-four years. They married in 1971 after he completed a tour of duty with the Army in Korea where he served as a medic in the DMZ in Seoul. Ralph worked for TVA in Scottsboro as a carpenter and electrician. In 1990 he was ordained a minister in the Church of God. He worked for the New Hope post office as a rural route carrier. Ralph enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle but a triple bypass in 2005 caused him to hang up his helmet but that didn’t keep him from working the rallies and enjoying the biker scene. He loved Civil War History . He did reenactment and living history events where he was known as the camp “Parson”.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents William and Mary Lou (Troup) Cross; Nathan (Doc) and Johnny Kirkland; Parents Ralph Cross Sr. and Mary Sue Kirkland.

He is survived by his wife Janet (Martin) Cross; Daughter Beverlee (Jerome) Cross; Son Jerel Cross; Sister Julia Diann Stapler; Grandchildren Alyssa, Coleman, BayLee, Macy, Manci, Harilee, Gracie, and Ashlynn; Several Nieces and Nephew; In-laws Robert Earl and Inez Martin , Donnie (Joann) Martin, Sandy (Gina) Martin, and Jeffrey Martin.

Charles Rayburn Lemley

charles lemleyNovember 23, 1937 – December 31, 2015

Charles Rayburn Lemley , 78, of Huntsville, passed away Thursday.

He was preceded in death by father, Shelby Clayton Lemley, mother, Ada Ann Martin Lemley, brother, James Lemley, brother, Herman Lemley, and sister, Carolyn Smith.

Surviving are wife, Jane Burks Lemley, daughter, Jamie (Michael) Lemley Ledbetter, son, Jeffery (Samantha) Lemley, daughter, Rhonda Lemley McGlocklin, granddaughter, Whitney Carlton, grandson, Nathan McGlocklin, sister, Lila (Donald) Cobble, sister, Clara Langford, and several nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be Friday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday at 2:00 PM with Bro. Harold Kelly and Bro. Justin Pannell officiating.

Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery.

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