Bessie Gilley Carnell
A precious mother and grandmother, Bessie Gilley Carnell, went to sleep in her earthly home and woke up in her heavenly home on Friday, June 8, 2007.
A teacher is Cullman County Schools for 39 years, a majority of those in the first grade, she touched the lives of numerous students and families. Active in First Baptist Church of Holly Pond, she served the Lord as a Sunday School teacher for over 50 years. As a member of various churches and community organizations, she volunteered her time to help make the world a better place for everyone she met.
The celebration of her homegoing is shared with her loving daughters and sons-in-law, Jimmie Dean Carnell of Holly Pond, Julia and Walter Floyd of Newport News, Va. and Nancy and Lane Horton of Hanceville; and her grandchildren, Gina and Douglas Webb of Vinemont, Dr. Candace Floyd and Ed Glass of Birmingham, Anthony Marks and Susan Kitchens of Martinez, Ga., Drew Floyd and Dee Buck-Floyd of Leesburg, Va., Nathan and Kerry Horton of Alabaster, Gennifer and Shannon Baker of Decatur; and great-grandchildren, Ronan Buck-Floyd, Kadin Buck-Floyd and Robert Alexander. She is survived by her sisters Ellen Gilley Morgan of Muscle Shoals and Opal Gilley Gorham of Cullman. Sharing in her life were special committed caregivers: Pamela Phillips, Hazel Culp, Virginia Black, Jane Heaton, Dinah Thomas, Amy Caudle Weeks, Brandi Cosper, Bea Carpenter and Janet Freeman.
Bessie Gilley Carnell was born Jan. 20, 1911 in a log cabin in the Walter Community to Deaner Shaw Gilley and Robert Grant Gilley. She was preceded in death by her parents, her devoted husband, Julous O. Carnell, two brothers: Herman Gilley and Hershel Gilley, and three sisters; Beulah Gilley Smith, Irene Gilley Lukasik and Connie Gilley Tucker.
The family will be receiving visitors on Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel. A celebration of her homegoing will be held at the First Baptist Church of Holly Pond at 11 a.m. with her lying in-state 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Holly Pond Cemetery.
Bessie Gilley Carnell
Dr. William Seay
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Here is a look at the incidents that were reported to the Cullman City Police Department for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
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Carlton Eugene Stafford
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