“Nellie” Pickens (6-26-17) service 6-29-17

Faye Nell “Nellie” Pickens, 77, of Waterloo, Alabama, formerly of Hardin County, died on Monday, June 26.
She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Earnest and Floda Velmer Moore Creekmore. She was united in marriage to Lloyd H. Pickens, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Pickens was a member of New Life Pentecostal Church of Savannah and attended Williams Chapel at Waterloo. 
She is survived by her children, Ray Pickens, Teresa Hinton, Jennifer Pickens, Daryl Pickens; one brother, Franklin Creekmore; three sisters, Ruby Qualls, Joyce Cook and Shirley Casteel; and five grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Dee and Lillie Mae Moore.
Services were held on Thursday, June 29, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with J.C.  Young officiating. Burial followed in Neill Cemetery at Savannah.

Roy Parson (6-27-17) service 6-30-17

Roy Edward Parson, 80, of Counce, died on Tuesday, June 27, in Savannah.
He was born in Tishomingo, Mississippi, the son of the late John Allen and Maggie Hindman Parson. He was united in marriage to Barbara Faye Cromwell, who survives.
Mr. Parson served his country in the United States Army and was a retired logger.  He was a member of New Chapel Freewill Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife Faye Parson, he is survived by his daughter, Hope Hammock of Counce; two grandchildren; and one sister, Maudie Milligan of Counce.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Anthony Todd Parson; three sisters, Dora Garrison, Reba Alexander and Virginia Terry; and four brothers, Hobert, Herbert, Arbie and James Parson.
Services were held on Friday, June 30, at New Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Counce with Paul Childers and Ben Henson officiating. Burial followed in Center Hill Cemetery at Counce.

Michael Holmes (6-25-17)

Michael James Holmes, 49, of Savannah, died on Sunday, June 25.
He was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of Joan DeBrauwere and the late James Holmes. He was united in marriage to Charissa Breckheimer, who survives.
Mr. Holmes was raised in Liverpool, New York. He had lived in Hardin County for the past three years and worked for Oil Express. He was a member of Boy Scouts of America Liverpool, New York Troop 65 and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).
He is survived by his wife, Charissa Holmes of Savannah; stepchildren, Danny Bouissey of Glenrock, Wyoming, Karen Zagrabelny of Glenrock, Wyoming, and Corey Bouissey of Brighton, Colorado; four grandchildren; mother, Joan Mix and her husband David of Liverpool, New York; brothers, Mark Holmes of Baldwinsville, New York and Jason Holmes of Youngstown, Ohio; and sister, Michelle Mix of Valley Village, California.
No services are scheduled at this time.

Joyce Durham (6-28-17) service 6-30-17

Joyce Durham, 60, of Adamsville, died on Wednesday, June 28, at her residence.
She was born in Selmer, the daughter of Lewell Dean Hamilton Lott and the late Ramond D. Lott. She was united in marriage to Terry O’Neal Durham, who survives.
Mrs. Durham worked for Aqua Glass until the factory shut down in August 2013. 
In addition to her husband Terry, she is survived by her two daughters, Terri Dale and Sheri Carroll, both of Adamsville; two grandchildren; her mother, Lewell Dean Lott of Adamsville; and one brother, Donnie Lott of Selmer.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter Hamilton, Pauline Hamilton, Orbe Lott, Aubrey Lott and Daisey Lott; and two brothers, Jonny Lott and Ronnie Lott.
Services were held on Friday, June 30, at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Randy Latch officiating. Burial followed in  Ledbetter Cemetery at Adamsville.

JoAnn Dowdell (6-28-17) service 7-1-17

JoAnn Aebersold Dowdell, 82, of Savannah, died on Wednesday, June 28.
She was born in Rock Haven, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Johnny and Elsie Keith Aebersold. She was united in marriage to George Dowdell, who survives.
Mrs. Dowdell had lived in Muldraugh, Kentucky, where she had played for a women’s softball league and was a member of the Muldraugh Baptist Church. She later moved to Savannah and owned Savannah Transmission.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, George Dowdell of Savannah; daughters, Sue Ann McNally Wilson of Dansville, Kentucky, Della May McNally Porter of Gatesville, Texas, Etta Ruth McNally Ludwig of Atlanta, Georgia, and Sandra Marie McNally Mullins of Savannah; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren;  brother, Lonnie “Gabby” Aebersold of California; and sisters, Wanda Sadler and Barbara Aebersold, both of Kentucky.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren; and brother, Paul Aebersold.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, July 1, at Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Savannah with Brent Colley officiating.

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