Ernest Ray Tanner
Funeral services for Ernest Ray Tanner, 78, of Cullman will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. John Bussman officiating, with interment in Bethel Methodist Cemetery. The body will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m. at the church.
Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Tanner died Thursday, June 20, at his residence. He was born Aug. 20, 1934, in Decatur to Curtis O. and Selma Smith Tanner. He was an aerospace engineer with NASA and a Korean war veteran.
He was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Selma E. Johnson; a sister, Shirley Rommens; and brothers, Jerry L. and Curtis E. Tanner.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary Zinsmeister Tanner; three sons, William “Billy” (Charlene) Tanner, Roger Eric Tanner and E. Ray “Buddy” Tanner II, all of Cullman; a sister, Dianne (Bill) Nettles of Huntsville; a brother, Terry (Marilyn) Tanner of Colorado; a brother-in-law, Don (Ellen) Zinsmeister; he was blessed with five grandsons, Dustin Tanner, Steven Tanner, Brandon Tanner, Alex Tanner and Tyler Tanner; a granddaughter, Cristin Tanner (Tyler) Allen; a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
He was much loved by his family and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Ernest Ray Tanner
Virginia Lee Jones
Funeral services for Virginia Lee Jones, 94, of the Jones Chapel community, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Steve Rodgers officiating, with interment in Cross Roads Cemetery.
James Edward “Ed” Lee
James Edward “Ed” Lee, 85, of Cullman, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and friend went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
Bobby C. Rowland
Memorial services for Bobby C. Rowland of Fairview will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Fairview, Dr. David Chambers and the Rev. Ed Vickery officiating, with burial in Franklin, Ky., at a later date.
Rosa L. Williams
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Shirley Jean Thomason
Funeral services for Shirley Jean Thomason, 64, of Vinemont will be Monday, December 9, 2013 at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. with interment in the Thomason Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Lee Opal Ballinger
Funeral services for Lee Opal Ballinger, 78, of Hanceville will be Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home chapel, Lawrence Black officiating with interment at Union Grove Cemetery in Walker County. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Tuesday.
Funeral services for Theresa Conn, 52, of West Point are incomplete and will be announced later by Cullman Heritage Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Carolyn Pannell, 44, of Hanceville will be Monday, December 9, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Holly Pond Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Benjamin Smothers officiating. Burial will follow at Duck River Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Genella Evans ‘Jennie’ Nance
Genella Evans ‘Jennie’ Nance, 88, of Cullman passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. Jennie was a member of First Methodist Church in Cullman.
Funeral services for Rosa Williams, 81, of Welti will be at noon Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Bethlehem East Cemetery.
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