The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


July 24, 2013

Annie Clem

— Annie Bell Clem, 87, of Athens passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at home. Mrs. Clem was born April 3, 1926, in Limestone County to Marvin T. Hicks and Eula Owens Hicks.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with James W. Swindle Jr., Phillip Burton and Mitchell McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Limestone Memorial Gardens.

Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the funeral home.

Mrs. Clem was a member of New Garden Pentecostal Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis Clem; parents, Marvin T. Hicks and Eula Hicks; three brothers, Durad Hicks, Elmo Hicks and Franklin Hicks; two sisters, Estelle Newcomb and Mamie Lou McGrew.

Survivors include three sons, Dwight Clem and wife Barbara of Elkmont, Deryl Clem and wife Lynell and Tim Clem and wife Diane, both of Athens; daughter, Janice Simmons and husband Kenneth of Athens; nine grandchildren, Keith Clem, Brian Simmons, Brent Simmons, Brandon Simmons, Traci Collins, Angie Flaherty, Lori Jewell, Ashley Burrough and Adam Clem; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Billy Hicks and wife Frances of Athens and Donald Hicks and wife Annie of Birmingham; two sisters, Clarice Burdette of Florida and Doris Harris and husband William of Elkmont; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Keith Clem, Adam Clem, Brian Simmons, Brent Simmons, Brandon Simmons and Neal Flaherty. Honorary pallbearers are Jim Lewis, James Swindell III, Lloyd Clem, Don Jewell, Greg Jackson and Cleabron Pullum.

In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Hospice of Limestone County.

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