Willie Louise Martin Clark

Jane 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.


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.


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.


Linda Walling Jones

linda jonesJune 15, 1943 – December 29, 2015

Linda Walling Jones, 72, of Grant, passed away Tuesday.

She was preceded in death by father, Josh Walling, mother, Carrie Hill Walling, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 1 granddaughter, and 1 great granddaughter.

Surviving are son, Terry (Jan) Bridges, daughter, Renee (Jeff) Tiefenbach, daughter, Anita Sparkman, daughter, Marsha (James) Dake, son, Jason (Dyann) Jones, 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, brother, Herman “Poss” (Betty) Walling, sister, Lottie (Walter) Ellett, and many nieces and nephews.

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 2:00 PM with Bro. Roy Walls and Bro. Ollie Cooper officiating.

Interment will be in the Hayden Cemetery.


Floy Walls Hindman

floy hindmanFebruary 1, 1925 – December 27, 2015

Floy Walls Hindman, 90, of Owens Cross Roads, passed away Sunday.

She was preceded in death by father, Joe Walls, mother, Stella Walls, husband, Bill McDaniel, husband, Charlie Hindman, son, Robert “Bobby” Hindman, and special daughter-in-law, Linda McDaniel.

Surviving are son, Gary McDaniel, son, Chucky Hindman, son, Jeff (Denise) Hindman, sister, Jennie Pinkerton, grandchildren, Christie Barclay, Nikki Dudley, Janie Crouse, and Joseph Hindman, great grandchildren, Dylan Chandler, Emma Chandler, Garett Dudley, Maggie Dudley, Rylee Whitehead, Carlee Whitehead, and Jessie Crouse, and several brothers & sisters.

Visitation will be Tuesday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday at 1:00 PM with Bro. Troy Walls officiating.

Interment will be in the Moon Cemetery.


Nathan Hollingsworth

nathan hollingsworthJune 17, 1933 – December 25, 2015

Nathan Hollingsworth, 82, of Gurley, passed away Friday.

He was preceded in death by wife, Barbara Hollingsworth, father, Alton Hollingsworth, mother, Margaret Hollingsworth, and one brother, Alton Hollingsworth.

Surviving are son, Bobby Hollingsworth and wife Teresa, daughter, Yvonne Hollingsworth Treece and husband Boots, sisters, Jane Lang, and Nancy Chandler, granchildren, Chad Hollingsworth, Chase Wilson, Kenny Treece, Kelly Treece, Kevin Treece, great grandchildren, Kerri Treece, Blake Treece, Brooke Treece, Karson Treece, Olivia Treece, Austin Keel, great great grandchildren, Kendall Treece and Cooper Hill and several nieces and nephews

Visitation will be Sunday 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will follow at 2:00 pm with Rev. Kenny Treece officiating.

Interment will be in the Chestnut Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made to the Gurley Senior Center.