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Ollie Richardson, 103
One of the oldest residents of
the county, Ollie Lee Richardson
of Formby Road at Douglas,
died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at
the age of 103. She had been
under hospice care at Shepherd’s
Funeral services were Mon-
day at Adams Funeral Home.
Howard King
Howard King, 87
A retired farmer and employee
of Wayne Feed, Howard King of
Guntersville died Thursday,
Sept. 6, 2012, at Riverview Re-
gional Medical Center in Gads-
den. He had been in failing
health for some time. He was 87.
Mr. King lived all his life in
the Guntersville area and farmed
on Brindlee Mountain for many
years. He had a workshop on his
farm where he did all kinds of
woodworking projects. He made
trinkets such as planters, chains
and other items and gave them
away as gifts.
He enjoyed going to Bruce’s
Restaurant and visiting with the
staff there.
Mr. King is survived by a sis-
ter, Juanita R. Sakas of Gun-
tersville; a special niece, Martha
Lincoln who was his caregiver;
a step-daughter, Nancy Decker
(Ronnie) and a step-grandson,
Justin Decker.
He was preceded in death by
his first wife, Sarah King and his
second wife, Evelyn Shores
King; his mother, Delphia King;
2 brothers, Andy King and Carl
King, and a sister, Gladys Pugh.
Funeral services were Satur-
day at Carr Funeral Home
Chapel with Bro. Andy Brown
and Rev. Don Ryan officating.
Burial was in Marshall Memo-
rial Gardens.
Elizabeth Leigh Pritchard
Liz Pritchard, 46
A resident of the Eddy Scant
City community for the past
year, Elizabeth Leigh Pritchard
died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at
her home after a sudden illness.
She was 46.
Mrs. Pritchard moved to the
Arab area from Toney.
She was born Oct. 3, 1965, in
Marshall County, the daughter
of Tony and Cora Scott. She last
worked in the administrative de-
partment of Safety Kleen Com-
pany in Gurley.
She loved butterflies and col-
lected anything with them pic-
tured on it. She loved her
grandchildren and enjoyed shop-
Mrs. Pritchard is survived by
a daughter Jessica Crutcher
(Chris) of Toney; 2 grandchil-
dren, Micah Crutcher and Gavin
Crutcher; her father, Tony Scott
of Lacey’s Spring; 3 brothers,
(Shirley) of Albertville, Michael
Scott of Arab, and Timothy
Scott of Lacey’s Spring; 2 sis-
ters, Judy Swift of New Hamp-
shire and Shelia Troy of
She was preceded in death by
her mother and a sister, Connie
Funeral services were Sunday
at Arab Heritage Memorial
Chapel with Bro. Randy Watts
officiating. Burial was in New
Canaan Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kinney
Burk, James Bobby Day, Chris
Keith, Dave Kelley, Larry
Pritchard and Gary White.
Rickey Harper, 55
Ricky Lynn Harper was
buried in Martling Cemetery
after funeral services Tuesday at
Albertville Funeral Home
Chapel with Tim Harper offici-
Mr. Harper, of Albertville,
died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at
Marshall South hospital at the
age of 55.
He is survived by his wife,
Pamela Gail Harper; a son, Tim
Harper; a daughter, Jennifer
Shehi (Jay); a step-son, Leo
Driver; 2 step-daughters, Dar-
lene Driver and Kim Bailey; his
mother, Earline Fountain; 2
brothers, Quinton Harper
(Martha) and Stanley Harper; 5
step-brothers; a sister, Diana Lee
(Hubert) and 6 step-sisters; and
5 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Verdell Harper.
Dale Kirkland Fultz
‘Mem’ Fultz
She loved having her 14
grandchildren and 26 great-
grandchildren around her. They
nicknamed her “Mem.” As her
extended family grew, she had to
rent a place to accomodate them
when they were all together for
special occasions.
Dale Cantrell Kirkland Fultz
of Grant died of cancer Sunday,
Sept. 9, 2012, at Marshall North
hospital. She was 73.
Funeral services will be today
(Wednesday) at 3:00 at Grant
Memorial Chapel. Burial will be
in Free Home Cemetery.
Mrs. Fultz grew up in Arab,
the daughter of Grover andAlice
Mae Brannon Cantrell. She
married her first husband when
she was 14, and they moved to
Grant and raised their children
there. Her second husband, Fred
Fultz, died in 2002.
She had worked at Chrysler.
She enjoyed doing puzzles, fish-
ing and caring for her vegetable
and flower gardens.
Mrs. Fultz is survived by a
son, Donald Deaun Kirkland
(Denise); 2 daughters, Diane
Kirkland and Sandra Uptain
Hall (Kenny); 14 grandchildren;
26 great-grandchildren; a sister,
Judy Parker (Roy); a brother,
Garland Smallwood; and a spe-
cial friend, Scott Grupp.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Fred Fultz; a great-
grandson, Logan Pierce, and a
brother, James Glen “Sonny”
Gordon Henderson
Gordon Henderson
A former 2-term mayor of Al-
bertville and a current resident
of Guntersville, Gordon Hen-
derson died Sunday, Sept. 9,
2012, at Marshall North hospital
after falling at home and hitting
his head. He was 75.
His funeral will be today
(Wednesday) at 11:00 at the
Adams Chapel in Albertville.
Mr. Henderson was a long-
time real estate dealer and prop-
erty developer. He was elected
mayor of Albertville in 1980 and
re-elected in 1984.
He had lived for several years
on West Harbor Drive in Gun-
tersville, near Val-Monte. He
had suffered for years from a
form of leukemia.
He grew up in Randolph
County, Alabama. He attended
Georgia State University and the
University of Georgia. He
moved to Albertville and
worked as a sales associate for
Fred Taylor Real Estate from
1965 to 1976 before forming his
own firm, Henderson Real Es-
tate, which later became ReMax
Real Estate Group.
As mayor he was a key figure
in Albertville’s decision to form
its own school system, which
formerly had been part of the
county schools. That took place
during his first term.
He served as president of the
Albertville Chamber of Com-
merce and president of the Mar-
shall County Board of Realtors.
He was appointed in 1988 to
the Alabama Real Estate Com-
mission, where he served 2
terms and was elected president
his last year. He was still a mem-
ber of the Alabama Housing Fi-
nance Authority at the time of
his death.
He never retired and was at
work last Friday, his son Greg
said. He was named the Al-
bertville Citizen of the Year in
He is survived by his fiancee,
Priscilla Dunwoody; a daughter,
Cindy Whitten (Mike); a son,
Greg Henderson (Kathy); a step-
daughter, Ruth Dunwoody; a
stepson, Jonathan Dunwoody
(Ashley); 2 sisters, Peggy Laird
(Richard) and Joyce Cantrell; 2
brothers, Dean Richardson
(Edith) and Chris Richardson;
and 5 grandchildren, Allen Jol-
ley, Gabe Henderson, Alex Hen-
derson, Lorelei Dunwoody and
Michael Whitten (Emily).
The family suggests memorial
donations to the American
Leukemia Society or the Al-
bertville City School Fund.
Ernest N. Vivian Sr.
A resident of Grant since
1997, Ernest “Ernie” N. Vivian
Sr. died at his home on Monday,
Sept. 10, 2012. He was 67.
He was a founding member of
the Civitan Club of Grant and a
member of the Grant Beautifica-
tion Committee.
Services will be held on Sat-
urday at 10:00 at Annunciation
Parish in West Hollywood,
Florida, with Father Michael
Quilligan officiating. A celebra-
tion of his life will be held im-
mediately following. Hampton
Cove Funeral Home is assisting
the family.
Mr. Vivian was born July 13,
1945, in Pittsburgh, Pa. He and
his wife, the former Eveleen
“Eve” Fowlkes, had been mar-
ried for 41 years. He was de-
voted to his children and grand-
After serving his country in
the U.S. Army, Mr. Vivian
joined the City of Miami Police
Department in 1965. He retired
from there in October, 1997, and
moved to Grant, where he and
his wife enjoyed the southern
hospitality of the people of
He is survived by his wife,
Eveleen Fowlkes Vivian; 3 sons,
Michael Vivian Sr. (Lisa), Nick
Vivian (Kim) and Tony Vivian
(Julie); 11 grandchildren; 2 sis-
ters, Felicia Salvemine (Mau-
rice) and Kathy Hale (Norman).
The family suggests memorial
donations in his name to your fa-
vorite charity.
Dustin Begnaud, 24
Dustin Paul Begnaud of Gun-
tersville died unexpectedly on
Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at his
home. He was 24.
He was a 2006 graduate of
Brindlee Mountain High School
and worked as a fork lift driver.
Mr. Begnaud was born in Ten-
nessee but was raised in the
Guntersville area.
He enjoyed music, especially
playing on his drums and hang-
ing out with his family.
He is survived by his parents,
Danny and Britnie Pope of Gun-
tersville; 2 brothers, Dylan Pope
and Heith Pope; 2 sisters,
Marissa Pope and Kelsey Pope;
his grandfathers, Bill Pope and
Jerry Begnaud; and his grand-
mother, Pat Christy of Gun-
He was preceded in death by
his grandmother, Lucy Pope of
Fackler, and his great-grandpar-
ents, James and Marilyn Carlisle
of Guntersville.
Funeral services were Tues-
day at Carr Funeral Home with
burial in Arab City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Heith Pope,
Dylan Pope, Brandon Moman,
Blake Moman, Ricky Begnaud,
Zach Harrell, Kyle Wininger
and Jacob Cornelison. Honorary
were Andrew
Cormier and Andrew Whitaker.
Suzy Alexander, 49
Suzy Alexander of Union
Grove, formerly of Arab, died at
her home Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012,
at the age of 49.
Funeral arrangements were
being made with Arab Heritage
Memorial Chapel.
Kenny Allen
Survived by 8 children,
Kenny Allen of Guntersville
died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, in
Shepherd’s Cove hospice in Al-
bertville. He was 62.
His parents were Author Dee
and Estelle Lola Pate Allen.
He is survived by 2 sons,
Chris Allen (Shelly) of Lacey
Springs and James Blake
(Raquel) of Texas; 6 daughters,
Holly Wray (Allen) of Gun-
tersville, Kendra Allen of Grant,
Renea Allen of Grant, James
Blake (Raquel) of Texas, Tasha
Nappier of Guntersville and
Tabitha Beck (Josh) of Gun-
tersville; 14 grandchildren; a
great-grandchild; 2 sisters, Mary
Jo Pankey of Horton and Debbie
Juariz of Pulaski, Tenn.; and 2
brothers, Ricky Allen of Birm-
ingham and Bobby Allen of
Lacey Springs.
A graveside funeral will be
held Thursday at 2:00 at Mar-
shall Memorial Gardens, di-
rected by Marshall Memorial
Funeral Home.
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