Georgia Mae Cooper

georgia cooperAugust 6, 1934 – November 21, 2014

Georgia Mae Cooper, 80, of Grant, passed away Friday.

She was preceded in death by father, George W. Childers, mother, Nellie Childers, brother, J.W. Childers, and sisters, Hilda Moore and Mary Lee Harris.

Surviving are son, James M. (Janet) Cooper, daughter, Ola C. (Darrell) Bearden, son, Marlon (Glenda) Cooper, grandchildren, Keith Bearden, Tonya Guthrie, Beverly Stapler, Nicki McWilliams, Kenzie Cooper, two step grandchidren, Lee and Duane, 8 great grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren, sister, Christell Glass, and several 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 Rev. Gary Paseur officiating.

Interment will be in the Hayden Cemetery.

Elmer L. Oliver

elmer oliverAugust 28, 1934 – November 20, 2014

Elmer L. Oliver, 80, passed peacefully from this life Thursday at Huntsville Hospital surrounded by his family. Lou was preceded in death by his wife of 22 years, Charlotte Wright Oliver, his parents, Loyd Oliver and Dallas Steele Oliver, and a brother, Loyd R. Oliver.

He is survived by his brother John Oliver, step-daughter, Angie Branum Butler (Steve), step-daughter, Janice Branum Temmen (Mark), and step-son Randy Anderson (Naomi), step-grandsons, Bryn Butler (Jennifer), Will Temmen, Cole Temmen, John Temmen, Craig Anderson and several nieces and nephews.

Lou was born and raised in Dyer, Tennessee and joined the United States Navy in 1952. He retired from the Navy in 1975 at the rank of Chief Boatswain’s Mate after a 23 year career. While in the Navy, he served on several ships including the USS Franklin D. Roosevelt and the USS Catamount. In his later years, Lou and his wife Charlotte enjoyed traveling to reunions of his Catamount shipmates. After retiring from the Navy, Lou settled in Madison County, Alabama, where he worked as a Planner at SCI in Huntsville. An avid sports fan, Lou loved traveling with his wife to watch their grandsons’ baseball, basketball, and football games, as well as other school activities. Most recently, Lou was a resident at Regency Retirement Village. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Regency.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 22 from 12 to 2 pm at New Hope Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home chapel at 2 pm following visitation with Pastor Jim Stanley officiating. Pallbearers will be Steve Butler, Bryn Butler, Mark Temmen, Will Temmen, John Temmen, and Randy Anderson.

Interment will be in the Walker Cemetery.


James Patrick “High-Pocket” McKee

highpocketFebruary 12, 1969 – November 16, 2014

James Patrick “High-Pocket” McKee , 45, of New Hope, passed away Saturday.

He was preceded in death by mother, Mary Louise McKee.

Surviving are father, James B (Kathy) McKee, brother, David Lee (Kim) McKee, sister, Sandie (Zack) Fairs, and several family members.

Memorial service will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Friday at 6:00 PM with Cody Gilliam officiating.

Cynthia Isbell Gulley

cynthia gulleySeptember 16, 1963 – November 14, 2014

Cynthia Isbell Gulley, 51, of Hutnsville, passed away Friday.

She was preceded in death by father, Gordon Franklin Isbell, mother, Ruby Pearl Isbell, and brother, Jerry Wayne Isbell.

Surviving are son, Adam Dewayne (Becky) Gulley, son, Derrick Keith (Jessica) Gulley, brother, William Ray Isbell, brother, Gregory Franklin Isbell, sister-in-law, Leisa Isbell, grandchildren, Kayla Elaine Gulley, Alexus Nichole Gulley, Eathen Wray Gulley Ginn, and Keith David Gulley, niece, Tonya Isbell, nephew, Daniel Isbell, niece, Brandi Isbell, and niece, Tiffany Isbell.

Visitation will be Tuesday 4:00 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 Gibson Cemetery.

Rudolph S.”Rudy” Lindbeck

November 2, 1929 – November 16, 2014

Rudolph S.”Rudy” Lindbeck, 85, of Huntsville, passed away at his residence on November 16, 2014.

Rudy was a veteran of the United States Army and served in the Korean War. He earned his Doctorate in Business at the University of Alabama and was an accounting professor at Florida State University, Auburn University, University of Alabama-Huntsville and Louisiana Tech University. He and his wife, Wendy were active members of the American Contract Bridge League Unit 232.

He is survived by his wife Wendy Sharp Lindbeck and his stepson Beau Bridges, as well as his children of his deceased wife, Billie; Steve, Eric and Kurt Lindbeck, and Kathy Sparks. Also surviving are his nine grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

The Family will receive friends at New Hope Funeral Home from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, followed by a private graveside ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to donor’s favorite charity.

George Butler, Jr.

george butlerApril 10, 1926 – November 13, 2014

George Butler, Jr., 88, of New Hope, passed away Thursday.

He was Preceded in Death By, parents, George B Butler and Marilee Dilworth Butler of New Hope, sister, Annie Louise Butler of Indianapolis, Indiana, and wife of 51 years, Lorraine Mynatt Butler of New Hope.

He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Barbara B Butler of New Hope, son and wife, William Rex Butler and Kathy of Houston, TX, daughter, Julie Butler Brumbelow of Dalton ,GA, grandchildren, Rachel Butler Garzonie of Dallas TX, Nicole Butler Morgan of Tallahasee, FL, Laura Grace Brumbelow, MariLee Brumbelow, Alex Claire Brumbelow of Dalton, GA., step grandson, Joey Brumbelow of Gray, GA., great grandchildren, Casen David Gibson of Dalton, GA., sister, Corinne Butler Blackwell of Birmingham, AL, and niece, Denisha Blackwell of Trussville, AL.

George served in the Navy during WWII. He graduated with a BS from Auburn University and received a MS from the University of Oklahoma. He worked as an Engineer at Allis Chalmers and was part of the team that developed the first mechanical cotton picker. He worked at NASA for 26 years where he held the position of Head of Quality and Assurance and worked on several projects including the Apollo program and the Space Shuttle. He also worked on the investigation committee into the Challenger accident. Afterwards he worked as a consultant to the Space industry until his retirement in 1994. He was a resident of New Hope for almost all of his life. He was greatly loved by his family and friends. He will be missed.

In lieu of flowers please send all contributions to New Hope United Methodist Church CLC Building Fund, P.O. Box 420, New Hope AL 35760

Visitation will be Friday 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Micheal Carpenter officiating.

Interment will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery.

Veronica E. Heinlein

veronica heinleinNovember 18, 1949 – October 27, 2014

Veronica E. Heinlein, 64, of New Hope, passed away Monday.

She was preceded in death by father, John Bullock, and mother, Naomi Bullock.

Surviving are husband, Dale Eugene Heinlein, son, Dale (Kristena) Aymer, Jr., daughter, Ronda (Ed) Page, daughter, Melissa (Jason) Robinson, 9 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, sister, Judy Bullock, and sister, Dora Carden.

A memorial service will be held at Galiee Baptist Church, Saturday at 3:00 PM with Rev. Jerry Meeks, and Bro. Larry Meeks officiating.