Obituaries for Holly Pond Funeral Home Obituary for Mary Gladys HouseFuneral services for Mary Gladys House, Age 92, of Vinemont, formerly of New Orleans will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 12th at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hanceville. Father John O”Donnell will officiate . Burial will be in Holly Pond Cemetery. Holly Pond Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Miss House was born in Cullman Co., Al. to Edward Guy & Nellie Cornelia Hassell House. They moved to Akron, Ohio when she was a child. During World Was II she joined the U. S. Army and served in Wales, London and Germany. Upon returning home she returned to Alabama and attended Sacred Heart College in Cullman, receiving her Associates degree. She then moved to Kansas and continued her education at Benedictine College and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Ms. House worked for the State of Ohio as a medical social worker until 1960.. Her life’s journey took her to New Orleans where she attended Tulane University receiving her Masters Degree in Social work. After finishing school, she went to work for the American Red Cross as a social worker. In 2005 she moved back to Alabama to be near family and old friends when her home was destroyed by Katrina. Miss House is predeceased by her parents and survived by several cousins and a host of friends The family request donations be made to American red Cross or Sacred Heart Monestery in lieu of flowers. for Donald W. KritnerMr. Donald Kritner, age 70, of New Hope Community passed away at his home, surrounded by family Monday morning, December 22, 2014. He was born in Blount County to Bob and Maggie Gibson Kritner. Until retirement, he worked at American Protein as a supervisor and as a farmer and building fences after retiring. He was a member of Pan Creek Baptist Church. He is predeceased by his parents; daughter, Karen Ann Kritner; three brothers and four sisters. Survivors are his wife, Barbara Kritner; daughters, Patty Kritner (Kenneth Hyatt), and Tammy Hyde (Dewayne); three brothers, Earl Kritner, James Kritner and Artis Levine Kritner. The family wish to express a 'Special Thank You" to Tony Jennifer and Melinda Williams. for Larry C. RossLarry C Ross, 67, of Berlin Community, passed away Saturday morning, December 13, 2014, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born in Marlette, Michigan to Leroy and Dorothy Innis Ross. Mr. Ross worked for Southeastern Michigan Gas for 22 years, advancing from dispatch to management. After coming to Berlin, he has been self employed as a farmer and broiler producer, is a member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is predeceased by his parents. Survivors are his wife, Patricia Crigger Ross; son, Gregory (Rita) Ross; daughter, Marsha (Samuel) Downing; two sisters, Wanda Hillock and Wilma King; grandchildren, Tammara Bailey, Dustin Anderson, Terreanna Pace, Destiny Downing, Abigale Downing, Trinity Downing and Harmony Downing; three great grandchildren, Isiah Anderson, Chase Bailey and Aiden Anderson. for A. W. "Simon" McGinnis Mr. A.W. "Simon" McGinnis, 83 of Holly Pond, passed away Sunday evening, November 30, 2014 at his daughters home surrounded by his family. Mr. McGinnis was born in Cullman County to Lonnie Benjamin and Elvie Jones McGinnis. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna Shoemaker McGinnis, son, Victor McGinnis and grandsons, Benjamin McGinnis and Jason Miller. Mr. McGinnis was a heavy equipment owner operator until the recent decline of his health. Funeral services for Mr. McGinnis will be Wednesday December 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Duck River Cemetery. Visitation for Mr. McGinnis will be Tuesday evening, December 2, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Rev. Kenneth Little and Bro. Bo Marks will be officiating. for Billy CreelMr. Billy Creel, 79 of Arab, passed away on Saturday November 21, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Mr. creel was born in Cullman County to William Joel and Lorene Bennefield Creel. He was predeceased by his parents. Mr. Creel is survived by his wife, Donna White Creel, sons Ricky Creel, Joe Creel grandchildren, Jonathan Creel, Alexandria (Craig) Latham, great-grandchildren, Cloe Latham, Emily Latham, Matthew Latham and Riley Creel. for Brenda Satterfield HillMrs. Brenda Hill, 67 of Holly Pond, passed away Friday, November 21, 2014 in Cullman. She was born in Fulton County Georgia to John Andrew and Magdalaine Rebecca Cothran Satterfield. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Douglas Hill, grandson J.D. Hinds, son-in-law Jason Hinds. Mrs. Hill is survived by her son Brian Keith (Rebecca) Hill, her daughter Karen Hinds, grandchildren Brittany Hill, Justin Hill, Shelby Hill, Samantha Hinds (Dylan Garrett), Julia Hill, Brooke Hill great-grandchildren Layne Dunn, Lantz Hill, Taylor Saucier, Maxwell Bates. Rev. Randy Burtram officiating. for Diane C. ShawDiane C. Shaw, age 58, of Cullman (formerly Holly Pond) passed away early Tuesday morning. She was born in Pensacola, Florida to Rayburn and Ruth Bates Shaw. Ms. Shaw was a member of First Baptist Church of Holly Pond and had worked as a bookkeeper. She is predeceased by her father, and two brothers, Ted Shaw and Bruce Shaw. Survivors are her mother, Ruth Bates Shaw; sons, Ray (Wendy) Echols and Brian Echols; Grandchildren, Chelsea Laney, Chase Laney, Christian Echols, Chandler Echols, Dalton Echols and Hannah Echols; two great grandchildren, Addie Howard and Jet Howard. for Peggy Humphries RandolphMrs. Peggy Humphries Randolph, age 89, of Brooklyn, passed away Monday afternoon in Woodland Village, Cullman, AL. She was born to E.B. and Beulah Watson Humphries in Cullman County, Alabama. Mrs. Randolph was predeceased by her parents; husband, Dexter Randolph; son, Jerry Randolph; three brothers and six sisters. Survivors are daughter, Brenda Joyce (Kenneth) Housworth; daughter-in-law Jeraldean Dunlap Randolph;, five grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Rev. Chris Washburn officiating service. for Charles Ray SmithMr. Charles Ray Smith, age 65, of Rock Springs Community in Blount County, passed away late afternoon Thursday, November 6, 2014 at his home. Mr. Smith was born in Marshall County to Onice and Frances Britt Smith. He was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by brothers Kenneth Smith, Donald (Glenda) Smith, sisters Linda Briscoe, Barbara (Randall) Nunnelley, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends. Rev. Larry Smith and Rev. Jerry Hackney officiating. for Lucy I. FraleyMs. Lucy Fraley, 90, of Holly Pond passed away Monday, October 27, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Jefferson County to William Ryan and Elsie Mae Noble Weeks. She was a homemaker , grocery store owner and also worked for Commission On Aging. Ms. Fraley is predeceased in death by her parents; a son, Glenn Fraley; three sisters, Radihr Faye Luther, Joanne Castleberry and Audie Lynne Cramer; A brother, James Earney Weeks. Survivors are son, Paul (Shirley) Fraley; Daughter, Faye (Waylon) Steele; daughter-in-law, Terri Fraley; brothers, W.O.(Ellen) Weeks, Maurice (Arnise) Weeks; 4 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren.