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
James Edward “Ed” Lee
James Edward “Ed” Lee, age 85, of Cullman, AL beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather and friend went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 5, 2013.
Bobby C. Rowland
Mr. Bobby C. Rowland of Fairview Alabama passed away at his residence on December 6, 2013 at the age of 80. Memorial services will be held on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at The First Baptist Church of Fairview with Dr. David Chambers and Rev. Ed Vickery officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Kentucky at a later date. The family will receive friends at the church.
Rosa L. Williams
Funeral Services for Mrs. Rosa L.. Williams, age 81 of Welti, will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2013 in the Moss-Service Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Bethlehem East Baptist Cemetery in Hanceville, with Bro. Randy Sellers and Bro. Caleb Elrod officiating. The family will be receiving friends for visitation on Monday, December 9, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:03 p.m. at the funeral home.
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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