The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


April 24, 2014

Marvelee DeVaney

— The funeral for Marvelee Petree DeVaney, 90, of Madison will be 2 p..m. Saturday, April 26, at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wally Bryant officiating. The family will receive friends for two hours prior to service. Interment will be in Limestone Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. DeVaney, who died Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Valley View Health and Rehabilitation, was born April 16, 1924, in Franklin County, to Clarence Petree and Rena McKinney Petree. Mrs. DeVaney was a member of Greenbrier Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil DeVaney; and one brother, Durrell Petree.

Survivors include six daughters, Betty Taylor of Huntsville, Lennis Provence of Huntsville, Judy Tonge and husband Greg of Madison, Pat LeCroix and husband Billy of Decatur, Debra Pepper and husband Wade of Athens, and Brenda Barbrey and husband Randy of Decatur; one brother, Marcell Petree of Red Bay; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jason Taylor, Greg Provence, Lance Sims, Grant Pepper, Jared Pepper, and Justin Hargett. Honorary pallbearer is Chase Barbrey.

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