The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


February 7, 2013

Shirley Haney

— The funeral for Mr. Shirley Haney, 73, of Athens will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Tanner Methodist Church with David Nelson and Harold McKee officiating. Viewing hours for Mr. Haney are from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Limestone Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at McConnell Funeral Home.

Mr. Haney died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Athens Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. Shirley Haney was born Sept. 1, 1939, in Benton, Ky., to Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Haney. Mr. Haney was a lifelong farmer and tractor puller. He was a partner of Haney Farms, and he was a Mason. He was a member of Tanner United Methodist Church, Limestone Farmers Co-Op Board, National Tractor Puller Association (NTPA), Mid-South Pullers, and Tanner Quarterback Club.

Mr. Haney is survived by his wife of 52 years, Charlotte Hasting Haney; one son, Keith Haney and wife Sonda of Athens; one daughter, Vicki Haney Lawson and husband Grover Lawson III of Sardis, Miss.; one brother, Horace Haney and wife Beverly of Athens; two sisters, Debra Gooch and husband Dwight of Athens; Hilda Sinclair of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, Hannah Lawson Peters and husband Ben of Birmingham, Cody Haney and wife Tiffinee of Athens, Julie Katherine Lawson of Oxford, Miss. and Skyler Haney Lawson of Sardis; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are James Paul Schrimsher, Darryl Norman, Matthew Haney, Dwight Gooch, Allen Brown, Lynn Dowland, Cody Haney, Skyler Lawson, Ben Peters, Daniel Bates, and Brandon Shemwell. Honorary Pallbearers are Johnny Malone, H.L. King, Jimmy Newby and Billy Bain.

Memorial gifts may be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.

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