Shirley Ratliff Putney
Shirley Ratliff Putney passed away Friday, February, 22, 2013. She was born and raised in Blountsville, Ala. with brothers Bud and Bryce, where her father had a large mercantile store. Her grandfather, Vernon Ratliff descended from and followed the early landowners and developers in the valley of Gum Springs. Her father subsequently went into business in Cullman. Following studies at Stevens College in Missouri and Jacksonville State
University Shirley and her husband followed the family to Cullman and operated a
furniture and accessories store in downtown.
Shirley established herself as one of the early talented professional interior designers in Cullman. She worked first out of the store, Ben Prickett's, then later from her furniture and design shop, Shirley Prickett's. In her stores Shirley presented meticulously selected top styles in merchandise from around the world. Over the years she did acclaimed interior design work in many fine homes and decorator show houses in northern Alabama. Shirley was known for her unique, creative style and ner eye for color. Several of Cullman's successful designers credit Shirley for their start and early training.
Shirley was preceded in death by her father, J. Worth Ratliff; mother, Irene Bailey Ratliff; and her brother, Worth "Bud" Ratliff.
She is survived by her loving husband, William H. Putney; brother, W. Bryce Ratliff; daughter, Leanne (Kevin) Prickett Mitchell of Atlanta; son, Ben Alan (Gecille) Prickett of New York; stepdaughter, Melissa (Scott) Hooker of Birmingham; grandchildren, Aislinn Prickeit, Natalie Prickett, Ben Prickett and Alex Mitchell. Shirley was especially loyal and devoted to her family and cherished husband, Bill.
Graveside services will be held on Monday, February 25, 2013 at 2 p.m.at Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Gum Springs, Pastor Steve Williams officiating. The cemetery sign is located 5.9 miles east of Highway 31 from Garden City on the Roland Johnson Parkway (Highway 26). The family will be at home to receive visitors wishing to honor Shirley following the services at 807 3rd Ave., S. E. in Cullman.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to Hospice of Cullman County, P O. Box 1108, Cullman, AL 35056.
No viewing or visitation is planned. Moss Service-funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Shirley Ratliff Putney
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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