Frances Marie Christianson Kirts
Frances "Fran" Kirts passed away Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the age of 94. She was born in Kiester, Minnesota, on July 17, 1918, to Clara and Martin Christianson. She was preceded in death by her parents and her five brothers (Howard, Donald, Vernon, Forrest, and Dennis).
She married Elmer Kirts on December 24, 1939, in Kiester and celebrated their 73rd anniversary this past December. In 1966, the family moved to Cullman when Bendix Corp. built a plant in Cullman County.
Ms. Kirts was a homemaker as well as an active member in her church, St. Andrew's United Methodist, and her community. She helped organize Cullman's first Welcome Wagon Club, she was a member and officer in Quest Club, and she headed the group that brought the first voting machines to Cullman. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, Young at Heart (Seniors), and the Welcome Grace Sunday School Class.
Ms. Kirts loved to travel, and she and her husband visited the 50 states, Mexico, and Canada. Another love was cooking: she will be remembered for her buttermilk coffee cakes and her chocolate chip pound cakes, which she gave to friends, family, and church functions.
But her greatest love was for her family; she was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer, of Decatur; her 3 daughters, Cassie (Darrell) Huck of Seguin, TX, Judy Allred of Cullman, and Beverly (Dwain) Zehr of Priceville. She is survived by 5 grandchildren, Sara (Les) Barnett of Cullman, Eric (Kim) Zehr of Priceville, Emily Zehr of Priceville, Kristin Allred of Savannah, GA, and Lindsay Huck of Austin, TX. She was "Oma" to 5 great-grandchildren, Eli and Carson Posman of Savannah, Andrue and Jackson Barnett of Cullman, and Aidan Zehr of Priceville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Southern Care Hospice, 417 Main St. NW, Hanceville, AL 35077; or St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 615 Main Ave. SW, Cullman, AL 35055
A memorial for family members will be held on Sunday, February 24 at 6:00 at St. Andrew's United Methodist Church.
Frances Marie Christianson Kirts
- 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.
Funeral services for Hazel Warren, 92, of Cullman will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. John Richter, along with Mrs. Warren’s grandsons, Wes and Wade Warren, officiating, with interment in Cullman City Cemetery.
Larry ‘Bobby’ Lake
Larry "Bobby" Lake, 70, of Addison passed away Friday, July 25, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on November 24, 1943, in Cullman.
James Milton ‘Curly’ Clark
Graveside services for James Milton “Curly” Clark, 71, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Simcoe Cemetery, the Rev. Jimmy Baker officiating.
Mary Edith Lollar
Funeral services for Mary Edith Lollar, 70, of Arley will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Liberty Baptist Church in Winston County, Bro. Max Haygood officiating, with burial in the church cemetery. She will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Thelma L. Caudle
Funeral services for Thelma L. Caudle, 61, of Loxley, Ala., will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Steve Rodgers officiating, with burial in Bethel Methodist Cemetery in Morgan County.
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