The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


April 2, 2007

Obituaries 4-3

The News Courier will publish, free of charge, death notices including the name, age and city of residence of the deceased, date and place of death, and time and place of funeral service and visitation. Family members may express themselves in a eulogy, list survivors and give a detailed obituary. The News Courier will accept these paid items from the family, funeral directors or other individuals. Paid obituaries may include a photo at no extra charge. For information, call Vanessa Byars at The News Courier, 232-2720.

James William McNeese

The funeral for James William McNeese, 62, of Elkmont will be at 3 p.m. today at Ardmore Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Mickey Buford officiating. Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery in Ardmore, Ala.

Mr. McNeese died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Hillside Hospital in Pulaski, Tenn.

He was born Jan. 22, 1945, in Huntsville to Jesse Vernon and Clara Mae Ellis McNeese. He was a native of Ardmore and lived there most of his life. He was the owner of McNeese Glass in Huntsville for 20 years. He loved hunting and playing with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Clifton McNeese, Donald McNeese, Wendell McNeese and Alton McNeese; and one sister, Shelia McNeese.

He is survived by two daughters, Daphne Leanette Barnes and husband Keith of Ardmore and Suzie Moore and husband Greg of Athens; two sisters, Jessie Wales and husband Doug of Ardmore and Barbara Wales of Athens; five grandchildren, Hunter, Kaitlynn and Logan James Moore and Brian and Kelsey Barnes; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Pallbearers will be Steven McNeese, Dwight McNeese, Chuck McNeese, Mickey McNeese, Heath McNeese and Brian Wright.

Evelyn Graham Pugh

The funeral for Evelyn Graham Pugh, 88, of Athens will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Brother Doug McCurry officiating. Burial will be in Dement Cemetery.

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