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
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Sheila Ann Cook, 53, passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 at her residence. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday March 11, 2014 at Mt. Grove Church at 1 p.m. with interment to follow in adjoining cemetery. She will lie in state at the church from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m. Speaker will be Donny Robertson. No visitation is planned.
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Robbin Diane Spence Monroe passed away March 8, 2014 at her residence. She was 53 Years old. She was born to George and Sara Jo Spence July 22, 1960.
Marvin Robert Mize Jr.
Marvin Robert Mize Jr., 83, passed away March 9, 2014 at his residence. Funeral Services will be held March 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Moss Service Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Pawnee Cemetery. Visitation was Monday evening from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Funeral services for Doris J. Hicks, 79, of Hayden will be held on Wednesday, March 12 , 2014 at 2 p.m. at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel; Jeremy Powell officiating; with interment in Duck River Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hanceville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eutheria P. Shaw
Funeral services for Eutheria P. Shaw, 68, of Cullman will be Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Michael Stricklin officiating with interment in Holly Pond Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, March 10 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Funeral services for Alice “Faye” Phillips Smith, 67, of Cullman will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Bo Edmonds officiating, with interment in Cullman City Cemetery.
Britni Lynn Champagne
Funeral services for Britni Lynn Champagne, 32, of Cullman will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014, at Bowman’s Chapel Church, with interment in Hoaker Forest Lawn Cemetery in Slidell, La. A visitation and services will also be held in Louisiana.
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