deaths and funerals
MR. GREG BELL
Mr. Greg Bell, 61, of Milner, Ga., died Tuesday. March 21, 2017 at Grady Hospital. He a native of Centre, AL and served nine years in the U.S. Army. Mr. Bell was the son of the late Charles Bet and Emmie Tucker Bell of Centre.
Graveside Services were held Saturday, March. 25, 2017 at Cherokee Memorial Gardens, with Larry Tucker officiating. Perry Funeral Home Directing. www.perryfuneral.net
Survivors include son Charles (Sandra) Bell of Germany; daughter Karina (Phillip) Bell of Germany; brother Gerald (Judy) Bell of Milner, GA.; sisters Pam (Billy Joe) Shelton of Centre, Charlene (David) Maddox of Centre, Bernice Orell Estes of Cedar Bluff; sister-in-law Blanche Bell of Rising Fawn, GA.; Grandchild Mailo Bell and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his brother Phillip Bell of Rising Fawn, GA.
MRS. DONNA COLLINS
Mrs. Donna Collins, 68, of Piedmont, died Friday March 17, 2017 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Collins was a native of Tampa, FL and was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include husband, Tony Collins of Piedmont; son, Robert (Stephanie) Collins of Piedmont; daughter, Angela Gail (Terry) Wise of Ashville; parents, Mary (Lester) Eddy of Green Cove Springs, FL; brother, Tommy Johnston of FL; sisters, Debbie Echols of Springville, Teresa (Wayne) Hunter of Centre and Sherrie ( Billy) Crews of Springville; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to American Heart Association. Perry Funeral Home Directing. www.perryfuneral.net
She was preceded in death by her father, Judson Johnston; brother, Larry Johnston and infant son, Tony Collins Jr..
MRS. MARY HARRELL
Mrs. Mary Harrell, 78, of Gaylesville died Friday, March 17, 2017 at her residence.
Mrs. Harrell was a native of Cherokee County and the daughter of the late Wesley and Ruth Abernathy McGee and a member of the Gaylesville First Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Perry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chris Nixon and Rev. Danny Langley officiating, burial followed in Weiss Lake Memorial Gardens. Perry Funeral Home Directing. www.perryfuneral.net
Survivors include sons, Steve (Renae) Harrell of Gaylesville, David (Denae) Harrell of Gaylesville and Jeff Harrell of Cedar Bluff; daughter, Sheila Canada of Gaylesville; brothers, James McGee of Centre and Louie (Joyce) McGee of Centre; sisters, Arlene Stepps, Shirley Williamson, Peggy Hunter and Dula Nell Hudgins; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Odas Harrell, daughters, Carol Dodd and Martha Jones and grandson, Christopher Dodd.
MRS. SHELBY GRIMES
Mrs. Shelby Grimes, 63, of Centre died Saturday, March 18, 2017 at her residence. Mrs. Grimes was a native of Piedmont and the daughter of the late Clifford Eugene and Naomi Doyal Davis and a member of Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Wed., March 22, 2017 at Perry Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenny Ballew officiating. Perry Funeral Home Directing. www.perryfuneral.net
Survivors include son, Calvin Andy ( Dana) Grimes of Centre; daughter, Amber Renae Grimes of Centre; sisters, Alice Allen of Piedmont, Betty Davis of Piedmont, Kay (John) Thacker of Piedmont; grandchildren, Calvin Andrew Grimes Jr., Trent and Luke Glaze; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Calvin Grimes; brother, Charles Canter and sisters, Barbara Studdard and Pat Davis.
MRS. PATSY DIANE KEENER
Patsy Diane Keener, 62, of Cedar Bluff, died Monday, March 20, 2017 at her residence. She was a native of Dekalb County, daughter of the late Dwight and Connie Godwin Rains and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 24, 2017 at Perry Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Donald Rader and Rev. Hayward Clark officiating; burial followed in Cherokee Memory Gardens. Perry Funeral Home Directing. www.perryfuneral.net
Survivors include her husband, Danny Keener; son, Tim ( Stacy) Keener of Jacksonville; sister, Cindy (Roger) Ausborne; two grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Paige Keener.