Mary Daisy Stewart

mary daisy stewartOctober 19, 1945 – April 18, 2016

Mary Daisy Stewart, 70, of New Hope, passed away Monday.

She was preceded in death by father, Homer William Keel, mother, Magnolia Keel, husband, Bobby Stewart, brother, J.W. Keel, brother, Jerry Keel, and sister, Patsy Haynes.

Surviving are daughter, Joann Stewart, niece, Wendy (Paul) Jackson, great nephew, Riley Jackson, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Friday 1:00 PM to 2:00PM at New Hope Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, at 2:00 pm.

Sue Neil Weston

sue westonOctober 10, 1919 – April 18, 2016

Sue Neil Weston, 96, of Huntsville, passed away Monday. Mrs. Weston was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by father, Archie Russell, mother, Ida Pritchett Russell, spouses, Turner Whitaker and Jack Weston, sister, Mary Alice McDonald, and brother, Lenzie Russell.
Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Ballew, and Ida Belle Newman, three grandchildren, Jackie Woodall, Turner Clark, and Marcia Smith Mayben, four great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren, sister, Archie Mae Butler, two nieces and two nephews.
Visitation will be Wednesday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will follow in the Chapel at 3:00 pm with Rev. Jerry Meeks officiating.
Interment will be in the Moon Cemetery.

Linda Jones Beck Bartinikaitis

linda bartinikaitisJune 29, 1947 – April 16, 2016

Linda Jones Beck Bartinikaitis, 68, of Guntersville, passed away Saturday.

Linda was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many. She loved the come of spring time so she could work in her flower gardens. Linda was married for twenty-two wonderful years to Paul Anthony Bartinikaitis, which she truly loved and cherished so very much.

She was preceded in death by father, Delma Eugene Jones, mother, Virginia Goin Jones, grandmothers, Willie White Goin Myers & Annie Lee Hoover Jones, grandfathers, Papa Bob Goin, Papa Howard Myers & Calvin Lee Jones, sister, Janice Diane Jones Williams, nephew, Kevin Lee Williams, granddaughter, Elizabeth Maire Anderton.

Surviving are husband, Paul Bartinikaitis of Phenix City, AL, son, Jeffrey Charles (Tabatha) Beck of Opelika, AL, daughter, Stephanie Diane (James) McGehee of Albertville, AL, daughter, Amanda Jean (Leroy) Anderton of Guntersville, AL, daughter, Ashley Calhoun of Rockford, IL, daughter-in-law, Tami Brothers of AK, brother, Bobby Joe Jones of Guntersville, AL, brother-in-law, Pat Williams of Guntersville, AL, 18 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, several uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews & cousins, and a host of friends.

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 2:00 pm.

Interment will be in the Kennamer Cemetery.

Louise Mefford Baskins

louise baskinsSeptember 20, 1928 – April 12, 2016

Louise Mefford Baskins, 87, of Owens Cross Roads, passed away Tuesday.

Louise “Weezie” was a member of the New Salem Baptist Church for 40 years and served as the nursery attendant for many of those years.

She was preceded in death by father, James Dewey Mefford, mother, Anna Lee Mefford, husband, Robert C. Baskins, step mother, Ethel Mefford, and 6 siblings.

Surviving are daughter, Lois Baskins, daughter, Judy (Larry) Luttrell, son, Bobby (Jan) Baskins, daughter, Regina (Gary) Cloud, daughter, Debbie (Chris) Batchelor, granddaughter, Amy Luttrell, granddaughter, Stefanie Hubble, grandson, Shane Glover, great-grandson, Ayden Thornton, brother, J.D. (Shirley) Mefford, brother, Larry (Debbie) Mefford, and several nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Salem Baptist Church, Thursday at 1:00 PM with Bro. Mike Shaneyfelt officiating. Mrs. Baskins body will lie in repose for 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

Interment will be in the Hayden Cemetery.

Jenny Rebecca Manley

jenny manleyJune 29, 1971 – April 9, 2016

Jenny Rebecca Manley, 44, of New Hope, passed away Saturday.

Surviving are husband, Harold Manley, father, Rodger Keeton, mother, Nancy Keeton, son, Devin (Felicia) Manley, son, Zackary Manley, grandson, Miles Manley, brother, Nickolas Keeton, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Memorial service will be held at New Hope Funeral Chapel, Saturday at 1:00 PM.

Ralph Barnard, Sr.

ralph barnardAugust 29, 1937 – April 6, 2016

Ralph Barnard, Sr., 78, of Owens Cross Roads, passed away Wednesday.

He was preceded in death by father, John Everett Barnard, mother, Ruby Lee Clark Barnard, sister, Liz Brooks, sister, Edna Swafford, brother, Allen Barnard, brother, Alton Barnard.

Surviving are wife, Peggy Barnard, son, James R. (Karen) Barnard, Jr., son, Hoyt L. (Cynthia) Barnard, grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeremy) Lawrence, Ryan (Britni) Barnard, 3 great grandchildren, Mollie Lawrence, Mason Lawrence and McCoy Lawrence, brother, John W. (Sarah) Barnard, and several nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be Friday 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday at 1:00 pm with Bro. Gary Ikard officiating.

Interment will be in the Moon Cemetery.

Lawrence Dillard Maples, Jr.

lawrence maplesApril 4, 1920 – April 6, 2016

Lawrence Dillard Maples, Jr., age 96, of Huntsville died April 6, 2016 at Whitesburg Gardens. A very active man until the last couple years of his life, he enjoyed growing flowers, maintaining his lawn and collecting primitive artifacts. Born on Church Street in Huntsville in 1920 near the old fairgrounds, he grew up on the Paint Rock River near Hebron in Marshall County.

He was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence Maples and Ellie Walker Maples, and his sisters Lillian Dean and Avis Maples.

Mr. Maples is survived by his sons, Lawrence Maples III (Larry) (Mary Jeanne) of Nashville and David William Maples (Jane) of Augusta, grandchildren Jason Maples (Cathy), Stephanie Worley (Jimmy), Bill Maples (Leslie), Ryan Maples (Emily), Jonathan Maples and Mary Lawren Maples and great grandchildren Benjamin, Sydney, Katherine, Kasey, Eileen, Rachael and Amalia.

Quite a baseball pitcher in his younger days, he went to Cedartown, Georgia in 1939 to help a friend open a business. There he met and married Lillie Pyle a few months before Pearl Harbor. Joining the Navy, he saw action as a gunner in the Navy’s Armed Guard, charged with protecting supply shipments in the North Atlantic under constant harassment from German submarines. After WWII he trained as a machinist in Clarksville, Georgia. He and Lillie then returned to Huntsville where he worked in machining and then in supervisory roles at Rohm and Haas, Barber Coleman and other companies. They were members of Latham Methodist Church since 1949. He recently donated his lifelong collection of flint and pottery artifacts, primarily from sites on the Paint Rock, Flint and Tennessee Rivers, to the Alabama Archaeological Society.

The family will receive friends at New Hope Funeral Home Sunday from 12:00 – 2:00 pm. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm in the chapel and interment in Walker Cemetery, the burial ground of 5 generations of his family. This cemetery is at Hebron, south of New Hope on Highway 431.

Memorials may be made to the Alabama Archaeological Society, 13075 Moundville Archaeological Park, Moundville Alabama 35474.