Joseph Brian ‘Joe’ Willingham
Funeral services for Joseph Brian “Joe” Willingham, 84, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Cullman Church of Christ, Minister Mike Waters officiating, with interment in Cullman City Cemetery.
Cullman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Willingham passed away Tuesday, July 1, at his residence. He was born July 12, 1929, to William Robert and Ella Davis Willingham. He was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Baldwin and was the founder and owner of Willingham Salvage.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Bobby Willingham, Buddy Willingham, Olen Willingham and Red Willingham; and a sister, Orville Willingham.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Violet Willingham; two sons, Tony (Pam) Willingham and Dan (Elaine) Willingham; three daughters, Linda Willingham (Billy) Parrish, Karen Willingham (Kent) Gable and Terri Willingham (Dave) Thomas; sisters, Mary Conn, Nell Clemmons and Patty (Russell) Lombardo; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, in memory of Joe Willingham, and in honor of his grandson, Trent Parrish, and his great nephew, Crew Pettus, please make donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation, 200 Cahaba Park Circle West, Suite No. 114, Birmingham, AL 35242; (205-870-8565).
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Cullman Church of Christ worship center.
Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.cullmanfuneralhome.com.
Joseph Brian ‘Joe’ Willingham
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Edith Wilkins Farmer
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Frances Britt Smith
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William Ross Baker
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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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