Athens News Courier (Newspaper) - February 23, 2010, Athens, Alabama
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
The News Courier will publish, free of charge, death notices including the name, age and city of residence of the deceased, date and place of death, and time and place of funeral service and visitation. Family members may express themselves in a eulogy, list survivors and give a detailed obituary. The News Courier will accept these paid items from the family, funeral directors or other individuals. Paid obituaries may include a photo at no extra charge. For more information, call The News Courier at (256) 232-2720.Ralph Grayson Campbell
The funeral for Ralph Grayson Campbell, 69, of Ardmore will be at I p.m. Wednesday at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Sammy Blister, Steve Hargrove and Troy Cottles officiating. •
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Gatlin Cemetery in Ardmore.
Mr. Campbell died Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Huntsville Hospital.
2010, at I p.m., also at Limestone Chapel, with Mitch Nichols and Joe Kress officiating.
Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery.
Mrs. Green operated the Patient Response Center for Athens-Limestone Hospital and was a member of Elkmont Baptist Church.
Mrs. Green is survived by a son, Douglas Green of Gadsden; daughters, Judy Myers of Atlanta, Ga., Sheila Nichols and husband Keith of Prospect, Tenn.; her sister, Gladys Beck of Warrior; seven grandchildren, Macey Myers, Bryce Myers, Joshua Nichols and wife Kimberly, Mitch Nichols, Kelsey Nichols, Jacob Nichols, Ryan Nichols and one great-grandchild, Justice Nichols.Lorene Hodges
The funeral for Lorene Hodges, 87, of Elkmont will be at 2 p.m. today at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home with Douglas Eubanks and T.J. Smith officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Mrs. Hodges died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Athens-Limestone Hospital.Irma Loretta Finley
The funeral for Irma Loretta Finley, 69, of Tanner will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Spry Funeral Home with Doug McCurry officiating.
Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Finley died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Huntsville Hospital.Aileene Jarratt
Graveside services for Aileene Jarrett, 93, of Athens will be at ll a.m. Wednesday at Limestone Memorial Gardens with Bill Irby officiating and Spry Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 9 to IO a m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Jarrett died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Limestone Health Facility.Ann Green
Mrs. Ann Green, 69, was born on May 30, 1941, in Warrior, Ala. She passed away on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Athens-Limestone Hospital.
Visitation w ill be Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home.
The funeral will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24,George W. Putman
The funeral for George W. Putman, 79, of Elkmont will be at I p.m. Wednesday at McConnell Funeral Home with Steve Ferguson officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Roselawn Cemetery.
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aged by the response we have received from the community,” said
Charles Shoulders, a Sarrell representative. “Our packed schedule has already required that we add another dentist to the team after just two weeks of being open."
The dental center will extend its hours to five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Marsh said.
Sarrell officials attribute the heavy response to the need for dental care in the area, she said.
In Alabama, nearly six out of IO children are eligible for Medicaid but do not use the dental services, mainly because few' places accept this type of insurance, Marsh said. In Limestone County, fewer children than the state
average see a dentist, she said.
Currently, the center’s local staff includes two dentists, four dental hygienists and a fulltime Spanish-speaking staff member. Marsh said.
The non-profit group plans to hire more dentists on a part-time basis as the office continues to grow. Shoulders said.
Sarrell opened its first office in Anniston in 2004 and has continued to expand throughout the state. Marsh said It is now the largest dental practice in Alabama, with more than 57,000 patient visits in 2009, she said.
Sarrell has seven other offices in Anniston, Bessemer, Boaz, Enterprise, Heflin, Leesburg and Talladega, and offers optical services in four of the locations, she said.
Shoulders, who is a Limestone County school board member, learned about Sarrell’s success in serving the unserved in other cities and brought it to the attention of Superintendent Dr. Barry Carroll last year, he said. Carroll asked Sarrell representatives to make a presentation to school board members in October, at which time they asked to provide free dental screenings in the schools. The board agreed in November to allow the free screenings in the schools. Sarrell did not ask Shoulders until December to serve as a paid representative.
Athens schools screenings
Sarrell will perform dental screenings in Athens City Schools this week through the beginning of March, Marsh said.
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Mr. Putman died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at home
He was born Feb. 27, 1930, to Sam and Eva Putman. He was married to Freda Ruf Putman for 31 years. He was a longtime co-owner of P6*H Aute Parts in Athens. He was a member of Elkmon Church of Christ.
Mr. Putman was preceded in death by his par ents; his first wife. Mary Magdalene Putman; a step son, Dwight Clark; a brother, Carl Putman; sisters Eloise Pack, Lessie Raney and Jessie Black; and a stepgrandson, Dustin Clark.
He is survived by his wife, Freda Ruf Putman of Elkmont; his son, Ruddie Putman of Athens; two daughters, Gloria Lott of Decatur and Karen McE lyea of Athens; two stepsons, Dwaine Clark anc Dennis Clark, both of Elkmont; one brother, Sam Putman of Athens; two sisters, Pauline Pitts anc Jewel Adams, both of Athens; grandchildren, Angie Cushing, Mary Lane Lott and Sam Lott, all of Decatur, Amanda Hicks, Leigh Carl McElyea and Jess McElyea, all of Athens; stepgrandchildren, Kayce Blasingim, Calvin Clark and Daco Clifton, all ol Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Herby Clark of Mt. Julia, Tenn., Dylan Clark and Gage Clark, both of Elkmont.
Pallbearers will be Sam Lott, Jess McElyea, Chuck Cushing, Rick Franklin, Dylan Clark and Herby Clark. Honorary pallbearer will be Gage Clark.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Limestone County.Henrietta Beasley Word
The funeral for Henrietta Beasley Word, 70, of Minor Hill, Tenn., will be at 2 p.m. today at Bennett-May-Giles County Funeral Home with Richard Durham, Bobby Wade and Mark Johnson officiating.
Burial will be in Jackson Cemetery in Goodsprings, Tenn.
Mrs. Word died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at home.
A parental consent form is required.
If a screening reveals obvious dental problems, Sarrell sends the parents a form advising them to call their local dentist. If the child doesn’t already have a dentist and has Medicaid or ALL-Kids Insurance, parents may schedule an appointment at Sarrell Dental Center in Athens by calling (256) 262-0200. Day-care centers can schedule free screenings by calling Athens Business Manager Kayla Shipman for more information.The News Courier
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