Obituaries for Holly Pond Funeral Home Obituary for Mary Ellen McGriffMrs. Mary Ellen McGriff, 65 of Holly Pond, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 1, 2015. She was born in Cullman County to Arlington and Inez Sizemore Moon. She is predeceased by her parents, and her husband, Dwight McGriff. Mrs. McGriff is survived by her son, Matt (Brandy) McGriff; Daughter, Tammy (Wayne) Leathers; brother, Clellan Moon; Sister, Betty Moon (Burton) Sampson; grandchildren, Cassie (Chris) Haney, Corey Glasscock, Carley Glasscock, Charlee Glasscock, Tyler McGriff; great-granddaughter Allie Belle Haney; nieces, nephews, family and friends. Funeral service for Mrs. McGriff will be Wednesday morning, August 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Holly Pond Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening, August 4, 2015, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Holly Pond Funeral Home. for Sue Malone HudsonRock Hill, South Carolina Mrs. Sue Malone Hudson died at Pruitt Health in Rock Hill, South Carolina on July 25th, 2015, after battling Alzheimer’s Disease for several years. Mrs. Hudson was born on September 13th, 1931, in Cullman, Alabama to Robert and Hannah Malone. She had made Birmingham, Alabama her home from 1951 until 1991 when she met wonderful new neighbors in Trussville, Alabama. She became one of the first women elders at the First Presbyterian Church and enjoyed gardening, catering, sewing, and cooking for friends and family. One of her greatest joys was getting together with her classmates from the Holly Pond High School Class of 1950 which has remained close all these years. She moved to Rock Hill, South Carolina in 2013. She is survived by: her daughter, Judy Phillips, and her husband, John, of Rock Hill, South Carolina; her daughter, Ann Hudson, of Nashville, Tennessee; her son, David Hudson, of Pinson, Alabama; three grandsons: Matthew and Alexander Phillips of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Robert Hudson of Pinson, Alabama; and her sister, Muriel Stevens of St. Louis, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her grandson, William Benjamin Phillips of Rock Hill; her sister, Evelyn Sproull of Charlotte, and her brother, J. C. Malone, of Cullman, Alabama. A memorial service for Mrs. Hudson will be held at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, on Saturday, August 15th at 2:00 PM. A private burial at Duck River Baptist Church Cemetery will take place at a later time. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of Pruitt Health and Pruitt Hospice Care and the staff at Morningside Assisted Living in Rock Hill. In lieu of flowers, any memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association National Office, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois, 60601 or to the Hospice agency of your choice. Friends may leave online condolences at Holly Pond Funeral Home is in charge of local arranges. for Clyde Bartow MoonClyde Bartow Moon, age 89, of Holly Pond passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 22, 2015 at his home. He was born in Cullman County to Willie Samuel and Eula Carrie Barnett Moon. Prior to retirement, Mr. Moon worked as a machinist at Bendix in Redstone Arsenal. He was a WWII veteran serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Lewis. Mr. Moon won many nation wide competitions and recognition as an accomplished mandolin musician and song composer. Holly Pond has been his lifetime residence and he attended Pan Creek Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arlington 'Arlin' Moon and Jean 'Jack' Moon; sisters, Montez Lambert, Bivian Haynes, and Marie Burdette; and granddaughter, Michelle Leathers. Suirvivors are his wife of 37 years, Vivian Anita Cook Moon; son, Clyde Barton 'Bart' Moon; daughters, Pamela G. Dye and Dale Smith; 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren. for James (Jim) M. LovellJames (Jim) Lovell, age 72, of Holly Pond passed away Sunday morning, July 19, 2015 at UA Medical Center, Birmingham. He was born to Emery Lee and Lilly Mae Cook Lovell in Cullman County. Jim graduated from Holly Pond High School in 1961 and was a member of New Hope #2 Baptist Church. He worked and retired from Nicholson File in Cullman. He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Timothy Scott Lovell; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Sue & Louie Turner, and Margie & Bascom Nichols. Survivors are wife, Glenda Phillips Lovell; son, Kevin Scott Lovell; daughters, Shanda Renee (Nathan) Chambers and Lisa Ann (Rick) Holcombe; grandchildren, Natasha Holcombe, Logan Mae Chambers and Issac Chambers. Visitation will be 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday, July 20, 2015. Service will be at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, 2 p.m.. Mr. Lovell will lie in state 1 p.m. until service begins. Burial will be in New Hope #2 Cemetery. for Linda Lingo Creel McIntyreLinda Lingo Creel McIntyre,61, of Decatur / Holly Pond, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2015 at Decatur General Hospital. She was born in Blount County to Jack and Hazel Smith Lingo. She is preceded in death by her parents; and husband, T.C. McIntyre. Mrs. McIntyre is survived by her son, Shannon Creel; daughter, Shasta Creel; sister, Judy Thomas; and grandchildren, Hunner Creel, Keishaun Creel and Hailee Creel. for Horace Robertson Horace Robertson, age 74, of Duck River Community passed away at his home Tuesday afternoon, June 30, 2015 surrounded by family. He was born in Blount County to J.T. and Ida Graves Robertson. Horace was self-employed in the poultry and farming business. He was preceded in death by parents; wife, Sandra Evans Robertson; grandson, Austin Robertson; and brother, James Robertson. Survivors are Sons, James David (Angie) Robertson and Horace, Jr. (Juliana) Robertson; God-daughter, Kalleigh Pierce; Fiancée', Jane Campbell White, Brothers, Billy Robertson and Frank (Pat) Robertson; Sister, Dalphine Robertson Davis; Grandsons, James David Robertson, Jr. and Jaxson Robertson; and Granddaughter, Harper Robertson. Service will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Duck River Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. prior to service, Thursday at 1:00 p.m. for Donald (Don) HatleyDonald Hatley, age 80, long-time Holly Pond resident and owner of Hatley Heating and Air, was received into God’s loving hands on Thursday, June 18, 2015, in the presence of his family. Donald was a quiet man and it was through his actions that he showed his love for his family, his friends, his community, and his customers. He was a member of the Holly Pond Lions Club and a deacon at First Baptist Church of Holly Pond. His love of sports was shown through his volunteer coaching of Pee Wee football, his attendance at Holly Pond basketball games, and his passionate cheering for the Crimson Tide. His presence will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joyce Gail (Barnett) Hatley, son Jeff (Lisa), daughters Kathy and Debra, son-in law Glenn Brown, and granddaughters Ryley Hatley and Sara Grace Hatley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Riley and Annie (Crumbley) Hatley, his daughter Teresa (Glenn) Brown, three brothers, and two sisters. Arrangements are with Holly Pond Funeral Home, with visitation scheduled for Sunday, June 21, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 22, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Holly Pond, with internment following at Holly Pond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Holly Pond. for James (Jim) O. Whitworth James (Jim) O. Whitworth, age 71, of Holly Pond, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at VA Hospital in Birmingham. He was born in Blount County to Jessie and Imogene Moore Whitworth. Jim, a retired highly decorated soldier, served his country with pride and honor, with over 17 years of service in the US Army. His distinguished military record included 15 years as an Infantryman and 12 years as a Cavalry Scout, earning the rank of SFC (E-7). Badges/Medals include Parachutist Badge, Expert Infantryman badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Silver Eagle Badge, Army Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Service ribbon, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (3), Good Conduct Medal (5th Award), Overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Badge-Rifle (M-14), Expert Badge-Machine Gun (M-60) and Marksman Badge-Pistol (45 cal.). Mr. Whitworth is predeceased by his parents; wife, Lana Smith Whitworth; 4 brothers, Ralph Marlin, Ray Harlen, Robert M., and Phillip D, Whitworth; sister, Dorothy Jean Roberts. Survivors are two daughters, Rachel (Troy) Wilson and Michelle (Bob) Stiles; two brothers, Joe (Carol) and Johnny (Sherry) Whitworth; five grandchildren, Clayton James Wilson, Alexis Wilson, RaeLynne Wilson, Robbie Stiles and Emma Stiles; close friends, Karen and Marty Martinez. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2015 at Holly Pond Funeral Home. Service will immediately follow visitation at 7:00 p.m. in Holly Pond Funeral Home chapel, Rev. Russell Taylor officiating. Arrangements by Holly Pond Funeral Home. for Benford Loyd FlackMr. Benford "Loyd" Flack, age 77, of Cullman, passed away at his home late Tuesday evening. He was born in Morgan County to Earl and Myrtle West Flack. Mr. Flack was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Earl Flack, Jr., Carl Flack, Boyd Flack; sisters, Geraldine Alexander and Olene Absher. Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Wilma Lee Burks Flack; brother, Radford Flack; sister, Sara Moore. for Monty Len WiseMr, Monty Len Wise, 48, of Albertville, passed away Thursday morning, May 28, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 27, 1966 in Phoenix, Arizona to Billy and Mary Roberts Wise. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Guntersville, Al. He is preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his mother and step-father, Mary and Ronald Lambert; brother Ronnie Wise; step-brother, Donnie Gene Wise; sisters Mary (Donald) Shirey, Cindy (Mark) Lang, Fritzann (Scott) Lang; a host of nieces, nephews and lots of friends. Monty is dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Pallbearers will be Mark Lang, Corey Lang, Brandon Lang, Scottie Lang, Mathew Lang and Thomas Chadwick. Rev. Donald Shirey and Rev. Shannon Chadwick will be officiating.