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January 25, 2013

Betty Wynell ‘Nell’ Easterwood

CULLMAN — Betty Wynell ‘Nell’ Easterwood

Funeral services for Betty Wynell “Nell” Easterwood, 84, of Huntsville will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, Dr. Terry Sutton officiating, with interment at New Hope No. 2 Cemetery.

Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Nell passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 23, surrounded by family and friends at Huntsville Hospital. She was born Nov. 28, 1928, in Brooklyn, Ala., to Homer Lee and Ola Belle Taylor Duckett. “Nell”, as many knew her, graduated from Holly Pond High School in Holly Pond, Ala., May 16, 1947. Nell and her husband, L.D., were married immediately following her graduation on the stage at Holly Pond High School. Nell and L.D. moved to Birmingham, where Nell attended Birmingham Business School. On April 29, 1963, Nell accepted a position as a clothes buyer/sales associate in the commissary at American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO). She worked for ACIPCO until she retired January 1991. While working at ACIPCO, She clothed generations of employees and their families that she grew to love. 

Nell was a member of Hillview Baptist Church in Forestdale, Ala., for 37 years before moving back to Cullman in 1992, where she and L.D. lived on Smith Lake. She was a member of Seventh Street Baptist and an officer and active member of the Catalina Point Homeowners Association. Nell and L.D. loved hunting and fishing and were members of the Elm Bluff Hunting Club in Selma, Ala., until L.D.’s death in 1996.

In 2002, due to declining health, Nell moved to Huntsville, Ala., (Hampton Cove) to be closer to her daughter. Nell became a member of Whitesburg Baptist Church and participated in the Madison County Senior Center. Nell’s love of life and people was contagious. Her smile could light up the world and will be truly missed.

Nell was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 49 years, L.D.; a son, Stanley Lee Easterwood; a brother, Dalton Duckett; and a sister, Lillian Haynes. 

Survivors include a son, Larry D. (Ida) Easterwood (Cullman); two daughters, Connie Clark (Adamsville, AL) and Glenda (Don) Bryan (Huntsville); daughter-in-law, Shelia Hasenfuss (Warrior, AL); a sister, Sue Carol  (Herbert) Humphries (Cullman); eight special grandchildren, Mary Ann (Wade) Ash (Gainesville, Ga.), Glenn (Kim) Easterwood (McCalla, AL), Chad (Tanya) Easterwood (Cullman), Tim (Jaime) Clark (Okinawa, Japan), Brandon (Beth) Easterwood (Gardendale, AL), Jeff (April) Clark (Adamsville, AL), Brian Clark (Birmingham, AL) and Austin Bryan (Huntsville, AL); 12 great-grandchildren, Faith, Hannah and Aaliyah Ash (Gainesville, GA), Jacob and Caleb Easterwood (McCalla, AL), Kallie Easterwood (Cullman), Payton and Ethan Clark (Okinawa, Japan), Madison and Logan Easterwood (Gardendale, AL), Taylor Clark (Cullman) and Berklee Clark (Adamsville, AL); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Special recognition to Kim Rogers (Huntsville, AL). “Mama Nell” loved you and you will always be a special part of her family.

All eight grandchildren will be pallbearers. Visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and one hour prior to the funeral.

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association.

 

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