- Cullman, Alabama


February 12, 2007

McEachern, Woodruff, Nunnelley, Eidson, Wall, Shellhouse, Albright, Kilgo, Evans, Peek, Watson

Mildred Smith McEachern

Funeral services for Mildred Smith McEachern will be at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007 at Simcoe Methodist Church cemetery. Ridout’s-Brown Service Funeral Home of Birmingham is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. McEachern died on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2007. She was born on Aug. 19, 1917 to Jesse Harden Smith and Florence Winn Smith of Simcoe. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Dr. Luther Myron McEachern; and a sister, Edna Earle Arnold of Cullman.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. Myron Luther McEachern of Tampa, Fla.; two daughters, Melinda Mathews of Birmingham and Dixie Bergquist of Cullman; a brother, Marvin McCoy Smith of Springfield, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, Joe Bill Mathews, Mandy Bergquist, Melanie Mathews Grein, Noel Bergquist, Nathan Bergquist, Heather McEachern Helms and April McEachern Helms; one great-grandson, Benjamin Luther Mathews; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. McEachern graduated from Huntingdon College and was active in First Methodist Church and Hyde Park Methodist Church, both in Tampa, Fla. She worked with her husband in his medical practice in Tampa, Fla. until his retirement in 2005.

Nancy Naylor Woodruff

Funeral Services for Nancy Naylor Woodruff will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2007 at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bob Alford, Randy Cooper and Steve Mischke officiating. Burial will follow in Trinity Cemetery. Casey Funeral Home in Henderson, Tenn. is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Woodruff, 76, died on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007 at Carraway Methodist Medical Center is Birmingham. She was born in Oakland, KY to the late James Harrison and Thelma. The family later moved to finger where she graduated from Chester County High School in 1948. She also graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. with a bachelor’s degree in home economics and a Master’s Degree in education for home economics. She worked with the Decatur County Extension Service. She was married to Dr. bobby woodruff in 1953 and they made their home in Norfolk, Va. while he was in the Navy. They later lived in New Jersey where both taught school. They returned to Finger in 1978 and she taught home economics at Chester County High School for 20 years and retired in 1989. She moved to Henderson, Tenn. in 1993 and later moved to Cullman to be near her son Todd’s family while Major Todd Woodruff was serving in Iraq. She went into the hospital three weeks ago.

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