Jimmy Earl Cooper

jimmy cooperJune 28, 1932 – May 11, 2016

Jimmy Earl Cooper, 83, a lifetime resident of Madison County, passed away Wednesday, May 11.

Surviving are wife, Johnnie Lyle Cooper; children Michael (Beth) Cooper and Yvonne (Bob) Reynolds; grandchildren, Samuel Cooper, Ginny Cooper McCarley (Will), and Olivia Reynolds; great grandson Jude McCarley; brothers Leonard, Neil (Dollie) and Gary (Brenda) and several nieces and nephews.

Jimmy was born June 28, 1932, in New Hope, Alabama. After graduating high school, he married his high-school sweetheart, Johnnie Lyle, on February 9, 1952. Jimmy served in the army from 1953-1955.

He had a career in construction as a construction manager with Bryson Construction Company for more than 25 years, building the Nursing and Student Union buildings at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the Fine Arts building, dormitories, and Gymnasium-Natatorium complex for Alabama A&M University. He also constructed many buildings on Redstone Arsenal and throughout north Alabama.

He was an avid fisherman, gardener, and loved to play cards and dominoes. He loved and appreciated all the good gifts of life, and most of all the love he enjoyed with his friends and family. He was the most devoted Pawpaw to his grandchildren, Olivia, Ginny and Sam, and even got to play and laugh with his great grandson, Jude. His wit, playfulness, keen intelligence and joy even in the midst life’s problems will never be forgotten. All who knew him will look forward to hearing his wonderful laugh when we meet again.

Visitation will begin Sunday at 1:00 p.m., with services at 3 p.m. at New Hope Funeral Home with James Daughtry officiating. Interment at Hayden Cemetery.

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Vickie A. Stephens

vickie stephensFebruary 24, 1950 – May 7, 2016

Vickie A. Stephens, 66, of Woodville, passed away Saturday.

She was preceded in death by father, James Claude Barnes, mother, Nellie Barnes, grandson, Charles Wayne Smith.

Surviving are husband, Roger D. Stephens, Sr., son, Jerry Frank (Jolly) Smith, Jr., daughter, Melissa Ann Smith, granddaughter, Bethany Renee Baker, great-grandson, Landon Jace Baker, son, Roger Dale (Lauriellen) Stephens, Jr., daughter, Nikki (David) Browning, granddaughter, Mallory Stephens, grandson, Jonathon Browning, grandson, Joshua Browning, sister, Betty Jo McCarver, sister-ini-law, Martha Barnes, and several nieces & nephews.

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 3:00 pm.

Interment will be in the Byrd Cemetery.

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Cindy Copeland Coulter

June 9, 1963 – May 7, 2016

Cindy Copeland Coulter, 52, of Huntsville, passed away Saturday.

She was preceded in death by mother, Gurtha Eulene Copeland, father, Dalton Mason Copeland, brother, Charles Anthony Copeland, sister, Charlotte Copeland Scott.

Surviving are husband, Billy Wayne Coulter, daughter, Candice Ryan (Matthew) Hubbard, grandson, Cason Hubbard, granddaughter, Macie Hubbard, mother in law, Wanda Coulter Bowman, 2 nieces and 1 nephew.

Visitation will be Monday 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at New Hope Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at Moon Cemetery, Monday at 11:00 am.

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Linda M. Berry

linda berryMarch 16, 1946 – May 1, 2016

Linda M. Berry, 70, of Huntsville, passed away Sunday.

She was preceded in death by father, Richard Manley, mother, Beatrice Manley, two siblings.

Surviving are husband, Clyde E. Berry, Jr., daughter, Anita (Eric) Kimbrough, son, Joseph Brian Berry, two granddaughters, Taylor and Nikki Kimbrough, eight siblings, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at Walker Cemetery, Thursday at 1:00 PM with Bro. Justin Pannell officiating.

Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery.

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Virginia Upton Shipman

virginia shipmanMay 30, 1951 – April 30, 2016

Virginia Upton Shipman, 64, of Boaz, passed away Saturday.

She was preceded in death by father, Rayburn Upton, mother, Elsie Mae Martin Upton, and sister, Shirley Ann Holder.

Surviving are son, Shannon (Betsy) Upton, son, Tim May, III, 4 granddaughters, Brittany, Amber, Millie, and Kelsy, 1 one great granddaughter, Kaydence, and 1 niece, Starlit.

Visitation will be Monday 5:00 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.

Interment will be in the Johnson Cemetery.

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Hershel Wayne Jones, Sr.

hershel jonesNovember 11, 1951 – April 27, 2016

Hershel Wayne Jones Sr, 64, of New Hope, passed away Wednesday.

He was preceded in death by father, Hershel Jones, mother, Joyce Faye Jones, brother, Mark Anthony Jones, brother, Michael Dewayne Jones, sister, Carolyn Elaine Jones, and sister, Brenda Faye Moon.

Surviving are wife, Sheila Jones, son, Hershel Wayne (Brandy) Jones, Jr., son, Christopher Daniel Jones, son, Michael Anthony (Stephanie Williams) Jones, daughter, Tabitha Renee (Rodney Blair) Green, 10 grandchildren, brother, Grady Jones, brother, Donald Jones, brother, Roger Jones, sister, Janice Clemons, sister, Sheila Hughes, and several nieces & nephews.

No services are planned.

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Ernest “Ernie” Duckett

ernie duckettJune 12, 1942 – April 23, 2016

Ernest “Ernie” Duckett, 73, of New Hope, passed away Saturday April 23.

Ernie was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was passionate about his racing, his street rod shop and all things related to old cars.

He was preceded in death by father, Carl Duckett, and daughter, Tami Estep.

Surviving are his loving wife, Margaret Duckett; his mother, Jane Duckett; his brother and sister-in-law and niece, Art, Debbie and Hilary Duckett; his sister Eleanor Duckett; his daughter and son-in-law, Shannon and Todd Jenkins; his son and daughter-in-law, Carl Duckett, II and Kasi Duckett; his son Ernie Duckett, Jr.; his granddaughters, Claire and Caeli Duckett, Riley and Ansley Jenkins; and grandson, Kerby Duckett.

Visitation will be Tuesday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Wednesday at 3:00 PM with Rev. Michael Carpenter officiating.

Interment will be in the Hayden Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.