Joy Fakes Burkart
Joy Burkart, 82, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013. Mrs. Burkart was a 1948 graduate of Lebanon High School, graduated from Draughns Business College and attended Cumberland University. She worked at Texas Boot Company, Toshiba of America, and Cumberland University. She was a member of Maple Hill Church of Christ.
As a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend to many people, she devoted her entire life to her family and daily demonstrated her loving and generous ways to others. Her legacy will live on in the hearts of all of us forever.
There will be a private family service, officiated by Reverend Danny Sellars and Pastor John Hunn, on Tuesday. Interment in Wilson County Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Fisher, Christopher Fisher, Flynn Neal, Travis Fakes, Mike Piercy, Ken Davis, and Gary Bates.
Survivors include children, Bill Burkart and Debbie Burkart Fisher; siblings, Starr Fakes, Ray (Bonnie) Fakes and Lynn Reeves; grandchildren, Joseph Fisher, Christopher Fisher, Rachel Fisher, Joy Elizabeth Burkart and Jordan Burkart; great-grandchild, Blayce Ponder; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by husband, Colonel Charles W. Burkart, Jr.; parents, Odes and Pauline Bates Fakes; and brother, Don Fakes.
Sellars Funeral Home of Lebanon, Tenn., assisted the family with arrangements.
Joy Fakes Burkart
Pamela Carter Sanderson
Pamela Carter Sanderson, 62, of Beaverton, Ala., passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Ala.
Edith Wilkins Farmer
Funeral services for Edith Wilkins Farmer, 90, of Addison will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Nichols Funeral Home, Robert Partridge officiating, with burial in Kemp Cemetery.
Frances Britt Smith
Funeral services for Frances Britt Smith, 85, of Rock Springs community in Blount County will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Antioch Baptist Church, the Rev. Jerry Hackney officiating, with burial in Rock Springs Cemetery.
William Ross Baker
William Ross Baker, 82, left this world, finished his race and passed through the gates of Glory, Monday, July 28, 2014. He heard those precious words from Christ, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the Glories of the Lord.”
Arrests, incidents reports for July 25-27, 2014
Here is a look at the incidents that were reported to the Cullman City Police Department for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
- Susan Melissa Neck Werner
- Carlton Eugene Stafford
Carlton Eugene Stafford
Carlton Eugene Stafford, 82, of Cullman passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was born April 14, 1932, James and Mary Katherine Brown Stafford. Mr. Stafford was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was the original owner of Carlton’s restaurant.
Susan Melissa Neck Werner
Susan Werner died Monday, July 21, 2014, as a result of an apparent fall at her home in Gainesville, Florida. Susan grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and, after graduation from FSU, spent many years in Cullman, where she taught elementary school and received a master’s degree from UAB. While in Cullman, she married Robert Werner and helped run a family retail business.
Melissa Gail Hyde
Funeral services for Melissa Gail Hyde, 36, of Vinemont will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Round Top Cemetery in Morgan County.
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