Evelyn S. Fulcher
Evelyn S. Fulcher, 65, of Haleyville, passed away
Monday, 24, 2015, at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan,
A celebration of life service was conducted
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at Ephesus Baptist Church, with Jeremy Glenn
officiating. Pinkard Funeral Home directed.
Fulcher was born on July 16, 1950 in Houston to
Albert and Pauline Lemley Treece. She was one of 15 children. Evelyn
was a child of God. Her love and faith in the Lord brought her through
the trials of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
siblings, Jesse B. Treece, Ricky Treece, Betty Joyce Treece, Herman
Treece, and three infant siblings.
Evelyn is survived by her husband, Raymond
Fulcher of Haleyville; children, Robert (Jennifer) Dozier of Ludo-wici,
Georgia, Melissa (Jimmy) Cason of Monticello, Arkansas, Will-iam
“Bo” (Desiny) Fulcher of Lovelady, Texas, Teresa Fulcher of
Lufkin, Texas, Adam (Joann) Cole of Hamilton, and Billy Campbell of
Crossett, Arkansas; grandchildren, Courtney and Samantha Dozier,
Jordan, Cameron and Gavin Cason, Alex and C.J. McKnight, Amilyn,
Melania and Delaney Fulcher and Will and Ian Sheridan; siblings,
Mildred Phillips, Alvis Treece, Lila Treece, Paul (Lisa) Treece, Wayne
(Cindy) Treece, Troy (Geneva) Treece and Ray Treece and a host of
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
You may leave online condolences at :
David Ray Dutton
David Ray Dutton, 76, of Double Springs, passed
away on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Walker Baptist Medical Center, in
His funeral service was conducted Saturday,
Aug. 29, 2015, at Nichols Funeral Home, in Double Springs, with Mike
Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the Double Springs Memorial
Dutton was born on June 26, 1939, in Prospect. He
graduated from Marvista High School in Imperial Beach, California and
went to Northwestern Junior College in Chula Vista, where he majored in
In 1957, he joined the United States Navy and
served his country for 19 years as an operational specialist. He
retired from the Navy in 1976 after earning many medals and citations.
He enjoyed reading the Bible and going to church. He always kept his
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy
Dutton; parents, Jr. and Dorothy Dutton; sister, Juanella Dempsey and
granddaughter, Lisa Flanagin.
Dutton is survived by his daughters, Debra
(Bruce Treece) Flanagin and Teresa Thomas; brothers, Butch (Judy)
Dutton and Don (Sonya) Dutton; sister, Betty Prescott. He was Paw Paw
to five grandchildren, Adam Flanagin, Josh Flanagin, Bo Flanagin,
Daniel Treece and Jonathan Flanagin and 15 great-grandchildren,
Kensley, Anna, Austin, Logan, Kiley, Kanesha, Isabelle, Alia, Hadley,
Sadie, Emma, Jacob, Ashley, Zach and Michael. He was also survived by a
host of nieces and nephews.
Friends may sign the guestbook online at:
Jeffrey “Doug” Barton
Jeffrey “Doug” Barton, 53, of Lynn,
passed away on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Lynn.
His funeral service was conducted Monday,
Aug. 31, 2015, at Nichols Funeral Home, in Haleyville, with Gary
Wakefield officiating. Burial was in Sardis Cemetery in Lynn.
Nichols Funeral Home, in Haleyville directed.
Barton was born on Feb. 3, 1962 in Haleyville.
He was preceded in death by his father, James T.
Barton; sister, Janet Barton; sister-in-law, Reba Barton and brother-
in-law, Danny Barton.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Debbie
Barton and her sons, Chris Hill and Shane (Jennifer) Hill; mother,
Paralee Barton; brother, Robert Barton and sister, Annette Barton. He
was Papa Doug to his grandchildren, Brandon and Breanna Hill. He is
also survived by nephew, Danny Wayne Barton; niece, Michelle Norris;
great-niece, Amanda Barton; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Friends may sign the guestbook at:
Jimmy Kent Israel
James Kent "Jimmy Kent" Israel, age 70,
Haleyville, passed away Friday Aug. 28, 2015 at Shelby Baptist Medical
Center, in Birmingham, due to complications that arose during a
scheduled vascular surgery.
His funeral was conducted Monday, Aug. 31,
2015, at Haleyville First Baptist Church, with Bro. Nathan
Carroll and Dr. Jim Cooley officiating. Burial in Winston Memorial
Jimmy Kent was born on February 15, 1945, in
Haleyville. He lived in Haleyville, where he began participating in
church, social and sporting events as a very young boy. Kent was
blessed with a deep faith in God, a big, kind heart, and much athletic
He spent his high school years working, dating
Paulette Hughes and as a leader and quarterback for the Haleyville
Lions football team.
Just prior to graduating from Haleyville High
School, at the personal request of head coach Paul Bryant, Kent signed
a grant-in-aide scholarship to play football at The University of
Alabama. There, he was initiated to the A-Club and learned many, many
valuable lessons about grit, gut, sacrifice, perseverance and never
He would carry these lessons the rest of
his days, he would teach them to his children and their friends, and
would use them to help encourage and inspire countless others.
Jimmy Kent married Paulette on July 23, 1967, (He
kept this a secret only from Coach Bryant!) and spent his last year of
eligibility as a graduate assistant coach.
He coached football for one year at Tuscaloosa
High School. He was then approached by John Posey, Jr. and Don Tidwell,
who were interested in employing ex-Alabama football players. He
accepted the position, and he and Paulette returned to Haleyville for
Kent to begin a career in the mobile home business.
Jimmy Kent remained with Tidwell Industries for
16 years, leaving his position as a Vice-President in 1985. That year,
he and Paulette and Royce and Joanne Benefield opened P.R. Hughes
Trading Company, where Kent remained for the next 30 years.
"Giving Back" was very important to
Kent. He was dedicated to serving and supporting his church and his
Since returning to Haleyville, he has been a
member of the Lion’s Club, coached Little League football,
supported organizations that benefit the football team, as well as
supporting all other Haleyville sport teams and the band, served on the
Industrial Board, the Haleyville Water and Sewer Board, and served on
the Haleyville City Schools Board of Education for 12 years.
Kent kept his eye out for superb athletes in
Haleyville and was dedicated to helping them receive scholarships. He
called Mal Moore at Alabama and his prior teammates who coached and/or
were the athletic directors at various colleges to ensure that a scout
came to watch these athletes play and make contact with them.
Most important to Kent, however, was his church
where he taught Sunday School for 20 years and served as deacon at
First Baptist Church in Haley-ville.
Jimmy Kent prioritized his life in this order;
God, family, friends, work, everything else. He was deeply dedicated to
the Great Commission.
He was deeply dedicated to his family and to his
“chosen” family that is made up of his friends,
Paulette’s friends, and his children’s friends, whom he
loved much more deeply than many of them will ever realize.
He loved God, people, jokes, laughter, kindness
and, yes, football. However, for the last 10 years what brought him the
most pleasure were his grandchildren, Emma and Jon Kent. Just the sound
of their voices excited him, flooded his face with a smile and made his
green eyes sparkle. They were his very happy place.
Jimmy Kent was preceded in death by his father,
James Allen Israel.
He is survived by his wife, Paulette Hughes
Israel; mother, Louise Nation Israel; his daughters, Emily Savhann
Israel and Amanda Israel Parson, her husband Billy Ray; his
grandchildren, Emma Hughes and Jonathan Kent; his siblings, Allen
(Pat), Tommy (Ann) and Phyllis (Ellis); his brother and sister-in-law,
Royce and Joanne Benefield; his nieces and nephews, Mary Kathryn
Benefield Waters, Blake Israel, Andy and Adam Israel, Katie Stout
Hankel, Kim Stout Livesay and Kassie Stout Dyson; his great nephew,
Peyton Donald Waters, IV.
In lieu of flowers, contributions made to the
Jimmy Kent Israel Memorial Fund c/o Will Walker or Keith Brown at
Traders and Farmers Bank will be greatly appreciated. The address is:
P.O. Drawer 550 Haleyville, Alabama, 35565 and the phone number is
205-486-5263. This fund will be used to support students, athletes and
the causes dear to Kent’s heart.
You may leave online condolences at:
John Jody Spain
John Jody Spain, 83, of Arley, passed away
Sunday, Aug. 27, 2015. His funeral service was conducted Monday, Aug.
31, 2015. Nichols Funeral Home - Addison
Meredith L. Jackson
Meredith L. Jackson, 67, of Russellville,
passed away Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. A memorial service will be
conducted at a later date. Pinkard Funeral Home -
Paul Eugene Helsel
Paul Eugene Helsel II, 75, of Double Springs,
passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015., at his residence.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept.
5, 2015, at 1 p.m., at the Double Springs Church of Christ, in Double
Springs. Vance Hutton will officiate, with Wilson Brothers Funeral
Service & Crematorium, of Carbon Hill directing.
Helsel is survived by his children, Debbie Rose
(Jack), Paul Eugene Helsel III (Mila), Reba Gower (Scott), Bradley
Poling (Katie) and Kim Lukela (Jeremy); grandchildren: Andrew Gower,
Nalanie Lukela, Dylan Lukela, Ciara Stanton and Saban Helsel; brother,
Larry Helsel; sisters, Trudy Egleston and Lynn Helsel; a host of
nieces, nephews and other relatives and dear friends.
Charles “Satch” Grisham
Charles Taylor “Satch” Grisham, 76,
of Russell-ville, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015. His funeral
service was conducted Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. Pinkard Funeral
Ronnie Edward Gooch
Ronnie Edward Gooch, 62, of Russell-ville, passed
away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. A graveside service was held Tuesday,
Aug. 25, 2015. Pinkard Funeral Home-Russellville