Howard Gordon Crick
Memorial services for Howard Gordon Crick, 83, of Hanceville will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel in Cullman. Family will visit with friends at the funeral home chapel at 2 p.m. He will be buried in Cullman City Cemetery after the service.
Mr. Crick passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 30, in his home at Victorian Manor Assisted Living in Hanceville. Mr. Crick was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Cullman. Known to his friends and others as "H. Crick" or "Mr. Fix-it", Mr. Crick was born in Bowling Green, Ky., Oct. 4, 1930, to Louise and John Crick (deceased) and raised in Indianapolis, Ind. He graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis and studied mechanical engineering at Purdue University. He met his lovely wife, Rita Rae Williams Crick, in Indianapolis and they had two girls, Nicki Rae Crick (deceased) and Jodi Crick Skinner. In 1981, "H" moved Rita and Jodi to Cullman, when he transferred with Webb Wheel. After retiring from Webb, he started his own company, Mr. Fix-it, where he put his mechanical, carpentry, electrical and plumbing skills to good use repairing and restoring many local homes and businesses. He retired at age 76 and moved to Victorian Manor Assisted Living from their Vinemont home in 2012 at age 82. He enjoyed camping, dancing, reading, traveling and time with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rita Rae Williams Crick of Hanceville; his daughter, Jodi Crick Skinner; son-in-law, Barry Skinner; and grandchildren, Shane William Skinner and Victoria Rae Skinner of Cullman.
The family of Mr. Crick "Papa" wants to thank the staff of Victorian Manor and Southern Care Hospice for their loving care of our sweet patriarch. God bless you all!
Howard Gordon Crick
Pamela Carter Sanderson
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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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