Obituaries for Holly Pond Funeral Home Obituary 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. for Roger Dale ShoemakerRoger Dale Shoemaker, age 64 of Hanceville (formerly Holly Pond) passed away Friday night. He was born in Cullman County to Harmon Wesley and Martha Louise Bussey Shoemaker. Roger was self-employed as a carpenter, graduated from Holly Pond High School and attended Jacksonville State. He was a Baptist church member. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors are two brothers, Larry (Barbara) Shoemaker and Ronnie (Eleanor) Shoemaker; nephews, Chad and Craig (Lisa) Shoemaker; niece, Shawn (Tim) Shields. for Helen Lovell RuckerMrs.Helen Lovell Rucker, 89, of Holly Pond passed away earlier today, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Cullman. She was born on July 31, 1925 in Cullman County to Archie Luther and Lela Taylor Lovell. Mrs. Rucker was a homemaker and a member of Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs.Rucker was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Samuel Darby Rucker; brothers, Luther, Marvin and Troy Lovell; sister, Alma Crumbley. Survivors include sons, Samuel J. (Marinell) Rucker, and James David (Judy) Rucker; brother, Darrell Lovell; sisters, Mary Plunkett, Mozelle Holly and Kathleen Michell; grandchildren, Annette, Terri, Michael, Lil’David, Jesse; eight great-grandchildren and one more to arrive soon. Funeral Services for Mrs. Rucker will be Monday May 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Holly Pond Cemetery. Visitation for Mrs. Rucker will be Sunday evening, May 17, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for Tina 'Bug' ChambersTina 'Bug' Burrow Chambers, age 51, of Joppa passed away late Monday afternoon, May 4, 2015 at her home. She was born in Cullman County to Bobby Ray and Betty Ann Quick Burrow. Tina was a member of New Hope #2 Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Randy Burrow. Survivors are her husband, Shannon Reynolds; sons, Derek (Ashley Smith) Chambers and Ryan (Leah) Chambers; daughters, Natasha Chambers, Martina Chambers, and Harli Reynolds; sisters, Teresa 'Cookie' Solley and Terri 'Tiny' (Billy) Gilley; grandchildren, Michael 'Mikey' Chambers, Brenin Chambers, Kinley Chambers, Briana Chambers, Bailee Chambers, Taylor Chambers, Brooklyn Estes, Jacob Pruitt, Austin Crabtree, Gerald Crabtree and Nevaeh Crabtree. Funeral service will be 4 pm Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Wendall Peterson officiating. Visitation will be 6 pm - 8 pm Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Holly Pond Funeral Home. In lieu of Flowers, family request donations to Happy Paw Haven, 59 Grenade Rd, Arab 35016. Ph. 256-653-1674. for Thomas 'Jack' FreemanThomas 'Jack' Freeman, 81, passed away Monday evening at his home in the Welti community. He was born in Cullman County to Jessie and Roxie Rice McMurry Freeman. Mr. Freeman was a S/Sgt in the US Army, serving as a medic in the Korean Conflict (1952-1955), employed at Americold as a welder for 33 years, and a member of Oak Level Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his parents; 5 brothers, Leon Freeman, Ray Freeman, Mickey Freeman, Norman Freeman (surviving wife Bernice), Junior Freeman; two sisters, Nadine Davenport and Thelma Jordan. Survivors are his wife of over 60 years, Geraldine Duke Freeman; son, Harold Ricky (Debra) Freeman; daughter, Carol "Vicki' (Ron) Akers; two sisters, Jean Denny and Elsie Garmon; grandchildren, Hollie Renae Freeman, Brad Damien (Lana) Freeman, Britanya Lynn Akers, Andrea Danielle (Jason) Allen; great grandchildren, Courtney Bailey, Morgan Bailey, Cody McGriff, Zoe Freeman, Zander Freeman, Brody Harris, Kort Freeman, Tori Allen; great great grandchildren, Tanner Carpentier. Funeral service will be at 2 pm Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Holly Pond Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Oak Level Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 pm - 8 pm Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at Holly Pond Funeral Home. Holly Pond Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. for James Verlon KritnerMr. James Verlon Kritner, age 73, of Holly Pond, AL passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 14, 2015 in Huntsville Hospital. He was born in Cullman County, AL to Bob and Maggie Smith Kritner. Mr. Kritner was self employed as a farmer, a member of Assembly of God, Sabine Pass, Texas, and enjoyed attending the Holly Pond Senior Center and fishing. Predeceased by his wife of almost 50 years, Linda Williams Kritner. He is survived by his wife, Imogene Miller Kritner; sons, Cameron (Susan) Kritner and James L. (Candance) Kritner; daughters, Anita Butler and Teresa Courtney; brothers, James Earl Kritner and Artis Kritner; grandchildren, Misty, Frankie, Cody, Sharee, Joshua, Kristina, Nikol, Gabby and Krista. Service will be at Holly Pond Methodist Church, 12 noon, Saturday, April 18, 2015. Burial will be in New Hope # 2 Cemetery. Visitation will be at Holly Pond Methodist Church, 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Friday evening, April 17, 2015. Holly Pond Funeral Home in charge of arrangement. Family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to American Cancer Society. for Calvin C. Lambert Mr. Calvin C. Lambert, age 90, of Alabaster, formerly Holly Pond, passed away early Monday morning. He was born in Cullman County to John Frank and Bertha Ann Chambers Lambert. Mr. Lambert was a member of Central Park United Methodist Church and a faithful member of Ruth Bagett Sunday School Class. He worked for U.S. Steel for 35 years. He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 55 years, Clara Mae Baker Lambert; brothers, Clifford, Leon, JD, JC, AQ and Horace Lambert; sisters, Flossie McIntosh, Zelda Lambert, Anna Lambert. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Survivors include sons, Richard Calvin Lambert and David Bailey, who was like a son to him; daughter, Deborah Lambert (Stephen) Talley; grandchildren, Jeromy (Natasha) Lambert, Andrew Lambert, Danielle (Bryan) Hill, Jennifer (Ryan) Weldon, Michaela Lambert, Douglas (Brooke) Talley and Amanda (Josh) Slaughter; great grandchildren, Harrison, Carson, Milydia, Jack and Tristan; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Holly Pond Funeral Home, with burial in Holly Pond Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. prior to service. Rev. Malcom E. Larkin Officiating. for Tera Shedd HadleyMrs. Tera Shedd Hadley , age 75, of Baileyton passed away at her home Sunday March 22, 2015. She was born in Cullman County to Tommie A. and Onie Bennefield Shedd. Mrs. Hadley was a member of Zion Grove Baptist Church and had worked in Quality Control at SCI. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Troyce Hadley; Brothers, Birl and Talmadge Shedd; and sister Levetha Smith. Survivors are sons, Scott (Becky) Hadley, and Rev. Brad (Diane) Hadley; brothers, Orby and Kermit Shedd; grandchildren, Nathan Hadley, Seth (Kathy) Hadley, Kortni Hadley, Mykayla Hadley, Kynadi Hadley, Maegan (Dustin) Lang, Brooke (Kalob) Suttles; and great grandchild, Maelynn Lang. for Pamela "Michelle" SpencerMs. Pamela “Michelle” Leathers Spencer, 48, of Panama City FL, formerly of Holly Pond, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Covenant Hospice in Panama City Florida, surrounded by her loving family. Michelle graduated from Holly Pond High School in 1985. After graduating from high school she moved to Birmingham for a few years before she moved to Panama City where she lived for the last 10 years. Michelle is survived by her mother and step father, Pam and Rick Dye; children, Josh (Shelsie) Leathers, Chris (Brittany) Farmer, Micah Spencer, and Madison Spencer; grandchildren, Emily Farmer and Bryeten Reddish; grandparents Clyde and Vivian Moon. Memorial Service for Michelle will be on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant View Baptist Church with Bro. Randy Burtram officiating. for Nila Sue Henderson TiptonMrs. Nila Sue Henderson Tipton, age 75, passed away Sunday morning, March 15, 2015 at her home. She was born in Cullman County to Ed and Gertrude Love Henderson. She was self-employed and raised poultry and was a member of Union Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Preceded in death by spouse, Condred Tipton and sister, Anette Henderson. Survivors are sons, Ricky Tipton, Keith Tipton and Chris (Cheryl) Tipton; daughter, Karen (Don) Hanson; brothers, Melvin (Sandra) Henderson, Sherrell Henderson, Dale (Becky) Henderson, and Steve Henderson; four grandchildren, Shawn Tipton, Bridget Keef, Cody Tipton and Connor Tipton; and four great grandchildren, Lane Tipton, Clay Tipton, Bailey Keef and Tucker Keef.