The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


May 5, 2014

Mattie Lee Lovell

— Mattie Lee Lovell, 92, of Athens, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. Mrs. Lovell was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Limestone County to Jim Elbert Tucker and Winnie Harbin Tucker.

The funeral for Mrs. Lovell will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at McConnell Memorial Chapel with Don Osborn officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:45 p.m. Wednesday  at the funeral home.

Mrs. Lovell and her husband attended North Side Church of Christ.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph William Lovell; five sisters and two brothers. 

She is survived by one son, Billy Joe Lovell and special friend, Betty Nixon, of Decatur; three grandchildren, Melanie Lynn Sutton and husband, Victor Allen, of Elkmont, Kelly Delaine Coburn, and Joel Patrick Lovell, both of Decatur; seven great-grandchildren, Christopher Allen Sutton of Athens, Richard Clinton Sutton of Fayetteville, Tenn., Emily BreAnna Sutton of Elkmont, Jason Blake Lovell of Los Angeles, Calif., Jacob Dylan Lovell of Priceville, Anthony Joseph Coburn and wife, Heather Kent Coburn, of Decatur; three  great-great-grandchildren, Michael Scott Coburn, Preslee Grace Coburn, and Kamryn JoAnna Coburn, all of Decatur.

Pallbearers will be Patrick Lovell, Jacob Lovell, Allen Sutton, Chris Sutton, Clint Sutton, Joey Colburn, and Heath King.

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