Marvin Avery Lake
Marvin Avery Lake died peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the age of 95.
Born on May 27, 1917 to Sarah Lucinda (Reese) Lake and John William Lake, he was the youngest of six children. He is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law: Linda Little Jordan, Brenda Mobley (Sammy) and Patricia Grant (Perry); five grandchildren and their spouses: Jeffrey Little, Janna Brock (Bruce), Brian Mobley (Michelle), Peyton Grant, and Paige Ellen Grant; one great-grandson, Seth Brock; and many loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by Flora Ellen Bullard Lake, his wife of 59 years. He is also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clyde, Benjamin and James Lake; sisters, Ruth Spivey and Lula Jones; and sons-in-law, Bobby Little and Harvey Jordan.
Serving on many civic and community boards over the years, his businesses, education, and life were founded in Cullman and Cullman County. He was happiest with and near his family and friends, and always welcomed them to his home. As a boy he enjoyed exploring the scenic beauty of the woods and creeks where his family was among the first to settle his native community of Dripping Springs-West Point. An accomplished athlete in his younger days, he enjoyed several sports in many capacities all of his life. His inquisitive nature always prompted him to take an interest in the latest gadget and current technology, as well as the advancements he witnessed in an ever-changing world. An avid music lover of many genres, but was known in his family for his love of old hymns and the music of his youth during the Depression era. His family was among the founding members of the Liberty Methodist Church, where he spent his early years worshipping, and as an adult was a long-time member of the Bethlehem West Baptist church.
The family wishes to acknowledge, with deep thanks and appreciation, the medical and nursing staff at the Summerford Nursing Home and the Cullman Regional Medical Center. Their special attention and compassionate care has been both a comfort and a reassurance that he was in the best possible environment these past few years.
Visitation and memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 15, at Bethlehem West Baptist Church, (Highway 157 West of Cullman). Visitation for the family will be at 1 p.m. with open visitation at 1:30. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. and interment immediately following at the historic Cross Roads Cemetery.
Any memorial gifts may be designated to the Bethlehem West Baptist Church, or to the Cross Roads Cemetery Trustees Commission, or to the charity of your choice.
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
Funeral Services for Rosa L. Williams, 81, of Welti will be held at noon Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, Bros. Randy Sellers and Caleb Elrod officiating, with burial in Bethlehem East Baptist Cemetery in Hanceville.
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.
Lillian Federer ‘Granny’ Keese
Funeral services for Lillian Federer “Granny” Keese, 91, of Cullman will be 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Oak Level Baptist Church, with interment in adjoining cemetery, the Rev. Edsel Riddle officiating. The body will lie in state from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
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