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Obituaries

November 7, 2013

Beatrice Malone

— Beatrice Fain Malone, 87 of Athens died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Limestone Health Facility.

Born Sunday, July 18, 1926, in Athens, she was the daughter of the late Lester Nichols and the late Clara Clem Nichols. She was a member of Jennings Chapel Church of Christ. She loved working in flowers and gardening, enjoyed outdoor farm life, loved family gatherings, and especially loved helping other people.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a husband, Ronald H. Malone; a grandson, Joseph Malone; two sisters, Rachel Reyer and Merel Scroggins Cole; and two brothers, Leonard Nichols and Willie Nichols.

Survivors include sons, Ronnie Malone and wife Betty, Mark Malone and wife Jo Ann, all of Athens, Tony Malone and wife Donna of Huntsville, and Randy Malone and wife Janning of Athens; daughter, Lucy Jones and husband Roger of Ardmore; brother, Frank Nichols of Westland, Mich.; sister, Lilly Mae Hemphill of Clinton, Iowa; grandsons, Kevin Malone, Brad Malone, Jake Malone, Mack Malone, Colby Malone and Will Jones; granddaughters, Margie Adams, Amanda Malone, Tina Jones Buis, Laurie McGuire and Miranda Malone; and 19 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Tim Murray officiating. Burial will be in Pettusville Cemetery in Elkmont.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the funeral home.

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