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Funeral service for O'Neal Terry, 77, of Hillsboro, will be today at 2 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Home Chapel with The Rev. Tom Salter officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Terry Cemetery in Lawrence County.
Mr. Terry, who died on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Lawrence Medical Center, was born September 2, 1935, in Colbert County, to Edward Sykes Terry and Nona Owen Terry Brown. He retired from Sears Roebuck as a Customer Service Manager. Past owner of Salvage Sales, former deputy and Drug Investigator for Lawrence and Morgan County Sheriff's Departments, served in the National Guard. Retired from Morgan County Department of Revenue, Member of Shriner's International and Member of the Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Russell Neal Terry; his granddaughter, Jessica Terry Evans; and his brothers, Edward Terry and Wesley Terry.
He is survived by his wife, Fran Terry of Hillsboro; his daughters, Jan Terry Hamilton (Mike) of Trinity, Peggy Terry Carden (Danny) of Hartselle, Lisa Terry Cagle (Mike) of Decatur; stepdaugher, Terry Watson (Anthony) of Hartselle; stepsons, Billy Kennedy (Rhonda) of Falkville and Jeff Kennedy (Michelle) of Joppa; sisters, Vera Hardin of Decatur and Grace Westlake of Athens and her children, Pat Dobbs (Tom) and Charles Blackwood all of Hartselle; grandchildren, Susan Hamilton Mitchell (Jon) of Millbrook, Michael Hamilton Jr. (Courtney) of Trussville, Nick Terry (Kayla) of Lafayette, GA., Danielle Carden of Hartselle, Craig Carden (Rosie) of St. Petersburg, FL., Frankie Millious (Kourtney) of Hartselle, Tre Kennedy of Falkville, Aleena Kennedy, Tommie Kennedy, and Savanah Mashburn all of Joppa; great-grandchildren, Harrison Michael Mitchell, McKinley Terry, Samuel Carden, and Grace Millious.
Pallbearers will be Nick Terry, Mike Hamilton, Michael Hamilton, Jarvis Terry, Billy Kennedy Jeff Kennedy, Anthony Watson, Tre Kennedy, Troy Puckett, and Danny Carden.
In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to the Foundation for Mental Health, 1316 Somerville Rd. SE., Decatur, Alabama 35601 or All Children's Hospital, 501 6th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701.
Guestbook available at www.sheltonfuneralhome.net.
Published in the Decatur Daily on Mar. 17, 2013