W.O. Lipscomb Jr.
Funeral services for W.O. Lipscomb Jr., 95, of Decatur will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Dr. Rudy Guess officiating, with burial in Athens City Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 prior to services.
Roselawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Lipscomb died Friday, April 25. He was born July 23, 1918, in Lawrence County to William Odie and Lelia Baugher Lipscomb. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur since 1966 and a member of the Julian Harris Bible Class.
Mr. Lipscomb is a 1942 graduate of Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University), were he was a member of the ROTC. He was a life member of the Auburn Alumni Association, a charter life member of the Auburn Agricultural Alumni Association and a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served 44 months (36 months in the Air Corps and 8 months with the 37th Infantry Division “Buckeye” Division). He completed two campaigns in the Philippines/Pacific Theatre, then honorably discharged as a Sergeant First Class. In January 1946, he went to work for the Rath Packing Co. in San Antonio, Texas, and spent 20 years with Rath in Texas, Iowa, Illinois and Alabama in sales and sales management. In June 1966, he joined the Decatur Packing Co. (Blue Bell) as sales manager. He semi-retired in July 1985 and continued on as credit manager two days a week until the plant closed in March 1990. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge No. 105 for over 50 years.
Mr. Lipscomb loved people, his church and Auburn football and basketball.
Mr. Lipscomb was preceded in death by his brother, Milton B. Lipscomb; his wife of 57 years, Ruth Lawler Lipscomb; and his wife of 11 years, Doris Cowan Foster Lipscomb.
Survivors include his daughter, Ora Susan Lipscomb Baughn; son-in-law, Tim J. Baughn; grandson, Thomas W. Baughn; stepgrandson, Timothy Mark Baughn, all of Decatur; and stepgranddaughter, Angela Marie Underwood of Hampton, Ga.
Pallbearers will be Mike Boozer, John Coon, Jim DeAmico, Charles Elliot, Mark Heard and Bryan Henderson.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Julian Harris Bible Class.
W.O. Lipscomb Jr.
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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