CullmanTimes.com - Cullman, Alabama

June 1, 2006

Adams, Jarrett, Boyd, Simmons, Powell, Barnett, Lackey, Perdue, Hamaker


Taronda McSwain Adams

Funeral services for Taronda McSwain Adams, 45, of Houston will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Dorsey Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Elder Randy Moon officiating, with burial in Dorsey Creek Cemetery in Bremen.

Hanceville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Adams died Thursday, June 1 in Houston. She was born on Aug. 2, 1960, in Miami, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her father, Horace McSwain.

Survivors include her mother, Lou Ann Moon Wilson of Houston; and two brothers, Shawn and Shane Wilson.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.



Clarence Jarrett

Memorial services for Clarence Jarrett of Logan will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Moss-Service Chapel.

Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Jarrett died Thursday, May 25, 2006, in Cullman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Alice Jarrett; two brothers, Doyle and Hulett Jarrett; a sister, Eunice Noble; and two sons, Ronald and Dallas Jarrett.

Survivors include his wife, Clovis Jarrett; three sons, Eugene (Manee) Jarrett, Dean (Bonnie) Jarrett and Michael Jarrett; three daughters, Alice (Ricky) Dover, Sheila (Ferrell) Runge and Anita Braswell; 19 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cullman County Humane Society.



Patricia M. Boyd

Funeral services for Patricia M. Boyd, 67, of Cullman will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Moss-Service Chapel, the Revs. Bob Alford and Bob Murry officiating, with burial in Cullman City Cemetery.

Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Boyd died Tuesday, May 30 at Baptist Medical Center-Montclair. She was born on March 18, 1939, to Eugene and Janalea Greenlee McGoldrick. She was active in bowling locally and at the state level. She was the president of the Cullman Bowling Association for over 20 years and a sergeant-at-arms on the state level. She was state champion with high game scratch and handicap in 1968-69. She was elected to the Bowling Hall of Fame locally and at the state level. She was active in the First United Methodist Church was employed as a cashier with the Cullman City School System.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Gordon Boyd of Cullman; a daughter, Tammy Boyd of Cullman; three brothers, Robert (Dot) McGoldrick of Georgia, Joseph McGoldrick and Michael McGoldrick, both of Tennessee; two nieces, Donna Robinson and Jennifer Fuqua; two nephews, Mark (Debbie) McGoldrick and Joseph McGoldrick Jr.; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Cullman County, Cullman Caring For Kids or the First United Methodist Church Organ Fund.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today.



Mae Bell Simmons

Funeral services for Mae Bell Simmons, 88, of Cullman, will be at noon Saturday, June 3, 2006, Bros. Bill Monk and Tony Thomas officiating, with burial in Emeus Cemetery.

Moss-Service Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Simmons died Thursday, June 1 at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 15, 1917, in Cullman County, to Charlie Jessie and Mahaley Humphrey Wren. She was a member of Pleasant View Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer K. Simmons; three sisters, Lena Waters, Lora Woods and Ollie Stevens; and four brothers, Leon Wren, Clyde Wren, Aubrey Wren and Claude Wren.

Survivors include two daughters, Dorothy (Edward) Baker and Margarette (Gene) Persall Sr.; one son, Roger (Linda) Simmons; seven grandchildren, Carol McCoy, Phillip Baker, Karen Winfrey, Sheri Torres, Gene Persall Jr., Will Dale Simmons and Kennan Simmons; 12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, June 2 at the funeral home.



Edward Powell

Mr. Edward Powell, 83, of Cullman, passed away June 1, 2006, at Hanceville Nursing Home and Rehab. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Moss-Service Funeral Home.



Mattie Opal Hart Barnett

Funeral services for Mattie Opal Hart Barnett, 84, of Falkville will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2006, at Cullman Heritage Chapel, the Rev. Dennis Trimble officiating, with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery.

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Barnett died Thursday, June 1, 2006, at Hartselle Medical Center. She was born on Aug. 11, 1921, in Morgan County. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Madison and Margaret Elizabeth Wildman Hart.

Survivors include her husband, Eugene Barnett; a son, Roy G. (Barbara) Barnett of Hartselle; a sister, Gwen McEwen of Vinemont; two grandchildren, Greg Barnett of Falkville and Pam Drinkard of Eva; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.



Rebeal Lackey

Graveside services for Rebeal Lackey, 76, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2006, at Inman Field Cemetery in Addison, along with her husband, J.B. Lackey, who passed away on Tuesday, May 30 in Decatur.

Nichols Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lackey died Thursday, June 1.



Ivon C. Perdue

Funeral services for Ivon C. Perdue, 79, of Gardendale will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Morgan's at Gardendale Chapel, the Rev. S.L. Williamson officiating, with burial in Oakwood Memorial Gardens.

Morgan's at Gardendale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Perdue went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, May 31, 2006. He was born on June 19, 1926, in Cullman. He was a devoted father and grandfather who loved his family and the outdoors. He retired from the Alabama Gas Company after 37 years of service. He also faithfully served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Pickaway.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anderson Perdue; as well as his parents, Cottie D. and Dovie Calvert Perdue.

Survivors include his daughter, Kathy (Clarence) Scott; two grandsons, Kevin and Christopher Scott, all of Gardendale; two brothers, Max (Mary) Perdue of Jasper and Danny (Alinda) Perdue of Crane Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.



Rayburn Harwood Hamaker

Rayburn Harwood Hamaker, 68, of Cullman passed away Thursday, June 1, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Walker County on July 31, 1937. He was employed with White Fab, formerly Birmingham Fabricating Company, for over 40 years. Most recently, he was appointed vice president of operations.

A strong work ethic and respect for his peers contributed to his loyalty to White Fab. His determination and zest for life will be missed.

Rayburn was preceded in death by his parents, David "Bob" and Ethyl Hamaker.

He was survived by his wife, Gail Phillips Hamaker; two daughters, Kellie (Michael) Rockett and Julie (D.W.) Shelton; his niece, Jayne (Jimmy) Harper, whom he loved as his daughter; their children, Meagan and Emily Rockett, Madelyn and Ryan Shelton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rayburn was greatly loved by his family and friends. He made a lasting impression on those who knew him and he will be greatly missed. Many memories were of Rayburn enjoying family and friends at Smith Lake.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Valhalla Funeral Home in Birmingham.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Valhalla Chapel, 5317 Bessemer Super Highway, Midfield, AL 35228; (205) 425-9898.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2100 1st Ave. N, Suite 370, Birmingham, AL 35203; Cullman County Hospice, 402 4th Ave. NE, Cullman, AL 35055-1948; or the charity of one's choice.