Melvin R. Jones

melvin jonesApril 1, 1933 – August 5, 2015

Melvin Ralph Jones, 82, of Guntersville, passed away Wednesday.

He was preceded in death by father, Charley Jones, mother, Mamie Pennington Jones, brother, Alfred Jones, brother, Norman Jones, sister, Nina Jones Atchley, and sister, Edna Baumgarner.

Surviving are brother, Telford Jones of New Hope, AL, sister, Pauline Kerbo of Fayetteville, TN, sister, Veda Hughes of Fair Hope, AL, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will at 1:00 pm in the Chapel with Mark Hastings, and Bobby Starnes officiating.

Interment will be in the Old Bethel Cemetery.

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James Henry Meekins

April 5, 1940 – August 1, 2015

james meekinsJames H. Meekins, 75, of Grant, Alabama, passed away Saturday after a battle with cancer. Born on April 5, 1940, in Norfolk, Virginia, to Henry Harrison and Erma Sawyer Meekins. He attended Old Dominion University in Norfolk and served in the
Virginia National Guard Artillery Unit.

Mr. Meekins’ career spanned 30 years as a civilian employee, at the Norfolk District Army Corp of Engineers and 10 years to the Army Materiel Command in Alexandria, VA. Upon retirement, he worked for AMCOM.

He moved to Huntsville in 1991 after marrying his beloved wife of 24 years. While
taking a leisurely drive in 1995, they discovered the Natural Bridge, and purchased
the property shortly afterward. They spent the next 20 years transforming Honeycomb Natural Bridge and Ghost Creek Falls into one of the “Seven Wonders of Marshall County” and a botanical wonderland for all to enjoy.

Mr. Meekins is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dudley Meekins; and
sister, Lynnanne Floyd. Survivors include wife Carol Meekins; daughters, Melissa
(Andy) Miller, of Virginia Beach, VA; and Pam (Tim) Montgomery, of Decatur; son,
Stacey Brewer, of Huntsville; sisters, Phyllis Winters, of Appomattox, VA; and Dana
(Earl) Dewees, of Severna Park, MD; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a
host of nieces and nephews; and special friends, Steve and Linda Perry of New Hope.

Visitation will be Monday 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday at 1:00 PM with Bro. Ollie Cooper officiating.

Interment will be in the Hayden Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville for cancer research.

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Andrew Garrett Lyon

andrew lyonsJune 19, 1984 – August 1, 2015

Andrew Garrett Lyon, 31, of Owens Cross Roads, passed away Saturday

Andy loved life, loved to have fun and always made others laugh. He was a sports fanatic. He loved racing, basketball, and most of all Alabama Crimson Tide.

Surviving are parents, Ted and Sherrie Lyon, brother, Bradley Lyon, sister, Kristy Lyon Landers, brother in law, Kevin Landers, nephew, Austin Lyon, nephew, Kolton Landers, and grandmother, Nina A. Lyon.

Visitation will be Monday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New HopeFuneral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Chapel, Tuesday at 3:30 PM with Bro. Wayne Walls officiating.

Interment will be in the Neals Chapel Cemetery.

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Matthew Lee Ponder

matthew ponderFebruary 6, 1978 – July 25, 2015

Matthew Lee Ponder, 37, of Grant, passed away Saturday.

Matthew was a writer, artist and a wonderful father.

Surviving are father, Donnie Lee Ponder, mother, Linda Lou Ponder, son, Kindred Lee Ponder, daughter, Katrina Danielle Ponder, sister, Jennifer Lyn (Dale) Mack, brother, Brian Luke Ponder, niece, Miranda Mack, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A gravesides service will be held at Bush Cemetery, Wednesday at 3:00 pm with Pastor Cody officiating.

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Hubert Carlton Sneed

December 23, 1917 – July 22, 2015

Hubert Carlton Sneed , 97, of Huntsville, passed away Wednesday.

He was preceded in death by wife, Inez Sneed, father, Joe Allen Sneed, mother, Clara Sneed, daughter, Sue Allen, son, Buddy Sneed, son, Bobby Sneed, and brother, Emmett Sneed.

Surviving are daughter, Louise Doran, daughter, Betty (Steve) Coffelt, son, Joe Sneed, sister, Ruby (Eugene) Glass, grandchildren Gary Doran, Crystal Hobbs, John Sneed, Hubert Sneed, Cody Sneed, Joseph Sneed, great-grandchildren Amanda Doran, Amanda Hobbs, and several nieces & nephews.

Graveside service will be held at Sneed Cemetery, Thursday at 11:00 AM with John Daniel Stapler officiating.

Interment will be in the Sneed Cemetery.

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Georgie Lemley Jones

georgia jonesApril 13, 1920 – July 18, 2015

Georgie Lemley Jones , 95, of New Hope, passed away Saturday.

She was preceded in death by husband, Odie Jones, Sr., father, Oliver Lemley, mother, Annie Derrick Lemley, sister, Flossie Lemley, sister, Maggie Helton, brother, Andy Lemley, brother, James Lemley, brother, Charles Lemley, sister, Lillian Posey, and sister, Janie Atchley.

Surviving are son, Odie (June) Jones, Jr., grandson, Duane (Carmen) Jones, grandson, Mario Dominguez, granddaughter, Courtney (Ben) Stone, great-granddaughter, Madison Dominguez, great-grandson, Weston Stone, great-granddaughter, Taylor Wissman, great-grandson, Sam Wissman, great-granddaughter, Autumn Schrimsher, and sister, Merlene (James) Dollar

Pallbearers, Danny Rich, John Lemley, Steve Lemley, Mario Dominguez, Ben Stone and Rickey Posey.

Honorary Pallbearers, Brothers of Old Center Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Monday 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Dewayne Martin and Rev. Chris Sims officiating.

Interment will be in the Kennamer Cemetery.

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Jerome L. Whitaker

jerome whitakerSeptember 26, 1934 – July 14, 2015

Jerome L. Whitaker, 80, of New Hope, passed away Tuesday.

He was preceded in death by father, Emmett Eugene Whitaker and mother, Counsel Woody Whitaker.

Surviving are wife, Vickie Layne Whitaker, daughter, Kelly (Tom) Davis, grandson, Whitt Davis, granddaughter, Macey Davis, and sister, Rebecca Stapler.

Visitation will be Thursday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Friday at 3:00 PM with Rev. Micheal Carpenter officiating.

Interment will be in the Hayden Cemetery.

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