Malcolm D. Keel

malcolm keelNovember 2, 1941 – March 8, 2015

Malcolm D. Keel, 73, of Grant, passed away Sunday.

Surviving are wife, Helen Keel, son, Johnathan (Aimee) Keel, granddaughter, Jenna Keel, sister, Kay Smith, step son, Billy Bennett, step son, Steven (Lisa) Bennett, step grandchildren, Brandy, B.J., Grant, Summer, Autumn, Wynter, 7 step great grandchildren, niece, Kelly Hopkins, several more nieces and nephews, special friends Bill and Kay Burns, and several friends and extended family members.

He was preceded in death by brother, Doyle G. Keel, father, Howard Keel, and mother, Janie Keel.

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 2:00 pm.

Interment will be in the Hayden Cemetery.

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Hannah Louise Maples Parks

hannah parksSeptember 22, 1921 – March 6, 2015

Hannah Louise Maples Parks, 93, of Grant, passed away Friday.

Known as Gran Hannah and the “heart” of her family, she was loved and admired for her many talents, along with her strong will and beautiful heart. She tackled any situation head on and was a resourceful problem solver.

In her earlier years she devoted her life to her husband and raising her 3 children who adored her. She always put others before herself virtually every day of her life. She was a devoted wife, mother, and friend. As her family grew with grandchildren and great-grandchildren, so did her happiness.

Later in life she worked several jobs outside the home. In her 60’s she earned her GED in order to be promoted to supervisor at GTE. In her 70’s she got her commercial driver’s license to be able to drive the senior citizen van – which she did for many years. In her 80’s she went parasailing and loved it. On her 90th birthday she did her annual 2 mile birthday walk through the neighborhood. That walk included 4 generations of her family. The last 20 years she kept a treadmill in her living room and walked about 40 minutes most days.

As her health declined in her 90’s she moved to Barfield Health Care. There she was loved by all and given 24 hour tender loving care by an amazing staff. Their compassion will never be forgotten.

At the age of 93, Gran Hannah left this life to receive her reward and to be with her lord – the one she served daily throughout her life. She served him by serving all of us.

She is survived by two sons: Johnny W. Parks (Linda), Edwin Parks (Mary Ann), one daughter: Linda Corina, six grandchildren: Wesley Parks, Eden Parks, Rosemary Parks, Gina Lindsey, Laura Harrell, and Stacy Atkenson, six great grandchildren: Wes Parks, Ocllo Parks, Alden Harrell, Hunter Lindsey, Harrison Lindsey, and Haden Lindsey.

She was preceded in death by parents: Charles Malone Maples & Lizzie Craig Maples, her husband: John Parks, eight brothers: Dewey, Edward, Shelby, Ervin, Charlie, Connie, Rayford, and Craig maples and one sister: Gladys Maples Kirkland

Visitation will be Sunday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will follow at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, at 3:00 pm.

Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery.

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Robert Watts

robert wattsMay 28, 1931 – February 27, 2015

Robert Watts, 83, of Owens Cross Roads, passed away Friday.

Mr. Watts was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by father, James David Watts, mother, Maggie Lee Bradford Watts, daughter, Lisa Watts Baker, and wife, JoAnn Stephens Watts.

Surviving are son, Christopher Taft (Anna) Watts, son, Shannon David Watts, granddaughter, Amber Nicole Watts, three sisters, Mary Porter, Doris Clemons, and Margaret Shaneyfelt, and several nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at Hayden Cemetery, Sunday at 2:00 pm.

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Jim Kilgore

January 15, 1926 – February 24, 2015

Jim Walter Kilgore, 89, of New Hope, passed away Tuesday.

Visitation will be Friday 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday at 11:00 am with Bro. Simon Mayo officiating.

Martha Nell Harding Lankford

martha lankfordFebruary 21, 1931 – February 23, 2015

Martha Nell Harding Lankford, 84, of Grant, passed away Monday.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Alfred (Red), parents, Clara and Moses Harding, sisters, Fay Harding Blackburn and Lucille Cryer Maples, brother, John Harding, Nephews Jimmy Blackburn, Ted Kennedy, and John Kennedy.

Survivors include are children, Lynn (Kay) Lankford and Sharon (Charles) Harrington, special granddaughter, Rhiannon (Jessica) Carpenter, grandchildren, Christopher (Mary) Lankford and Molly Lankford, special niece, Laurine Gurley, special nephew, Ronald Cryer, and lifelong friend, Sue Baker. She is also survived by a multitude of beloved great-nieces/nephews, cousins, and long-time friends.

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, Saturday at 2:00 pm with Rev. Gary Paseur officiating.

Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery.

Flowers may be sent to New Hope Funeral Home or if you wish a donation can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  http://www.alz.org/join_the_cause_donate.asp?utm_source=google%2B&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=giving%2B&gclid=CNGDs6Hd-sMCFUJk7Aodv2gAqA

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Debbra “Deb” Childers

debbra childersDecember 9, 1951 – February 23, 2015

Debbra “Deb” Childers, 63, of New Hope, passed away Monday.

She was preceded in death by mother, Louise Levern Perkins, father, Virgil Ray Perkins.

Surviving are husband, Sebourn Childers, daughter, Debbra Burk, son, Sebourn Childers, II, 4 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, sister, Regina Anderson, and sister, Judy Palmer.

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, Wednesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Jerry Mims officiating.

Interment will be in the Whitaker Cemetery.

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Larry Ray Williams

Larry williams

The funeral service for Larry Ray Williams will be delayed until Friday at 1pm.

July 2, 1949 – February 21, 2015

Larry Ray Williams, 65, of Huntsville, passed away Saturday.

He was preceded in death by father, Elmer Ray Williams, mother, Daisy Mable Williams, daughter, Melody Elaine Williams, siblings, Roy Lee Williams, Dorothy Groat, Lillie Rockafellow, and Noah Williams.

Surviving are wife, Gladys Williams, daughter, Anita Kaye Schmidt, grandson, Roger Gene Schmidt, III, granddaughter, Tiffany April Schmidt, sister, Susie Smith, sister, Margaret Gwathney, sister, Rose Crow, 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, Thursday at 1:00 pm with Bro. Ollie Cooper and Bro. McCoy Wooten officiating.

Interment will be in the Moon Cemetery.

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