Laughlin Service Funeral Home

Laura Grimes Oswell

June 1, 2023

Laura Grimes Oswell, 88, passed away Wednesday. She was born in Fairfield, AL to Thomas Jackson Grimes, Sr. and Lillian Smith Grimes. Following graduation from Bessemer High School, Laura met the love of her life, Herman Oswell, and they were married a year later in 1954. They raised four children. A member of Whitesburg Baptist […]

Charles McEachern Tucker

June 1, 2023

Charles McEachern Tucker passed away Tuesday. Charles was born in Tuscaloosa, AL to Josephine M. Tucker and Jerry B. Tucker. In 1961, the family moved to Huntsville. After graduating Huntsville High School, he attended the University of Alabama where he was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Charles transferred to UAH to receive […]

Ernest Buford Guthrie

May 31, 2023

Ernest Buford Guthrie, 89, of Huntsville, passed away Friday, May 26, 2023. Mr. Guthrie retired from the US Army after 20 years of service. Survivors include brother, Vernon Guthrie of Michigan; sister, Shirley Black of New Market, AL; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday, June […]

Bobbie White Estell

May 31, 2023

Bobbie White Estell, our beloved mother and Memaw, born on August 11, 1927, in Townley Alabama, passed on from this world at her son’s home in Athens, Alabama on May 28, 2023. Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, “Buck” Harold Estell. Survivors include children, Linda Ruth Funghi and husband, Franco Funghi, Robert “Robin” […]

Gene W. Sanders

May 29, 2023

Gene W. Sanders passed away at home on May 26, 2023 surrounded by loved ones. Gene was a kind man, he loved the Sanders Family, and loved family to be around him at home. Gene, was a son, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grand father. He touched many lives and will be greatly missed. Gene was […]

Gordon Eugene Gilbreath

May 28, 2023

Gordon Eugene Gilbreath was born to Alvin and Ora Gilbreath on August 14, 1934. At the time, they lived on the Fleming Farm in Madison County near Farley, AL. A few years later, his Dad bought 40 acres on Sand Mountain in DeKalb County near Sylvania, AL. He graduated from Sylvania High School in 1953. […]

Anita L. Manning

May 26, 2023

On May 21st, 2023, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Anita L. Manning, passed away after a short but severe illness. Anita was born in Moorhead, Minnesota to Cad and Anita Heacock. Anita lived in Auburn AL, Opelika AL, Homewood AL, Pinson AL, Fairhope AL, and Huntsville to name just a few places she called home […]

Buell Bernard Smith

May 26, 2023

Buell Bernard Smith, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2023, at age 96 with son Kevin and daughter-in-law Marian at his side. Born in Belle Prairie City, Illinois on October 21, 1926, he served in the horse cavalry (US Constabulary Army of Occupation) in Germany during World War II. He returned […]

Robert “Bob” Elledge Carter

May 26, 2023

Robert “Bob” Elledge Carter, 89, of Huntsville, Alabama passed away unexpectedly May 23rd. He was born June 1st, 1933, in Shelbyville, Indiana. During High School, Bob obtained an Eagle Scout Award and was a member of the Order of the Arrow. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He received his Bachelors […]

Susan Elizabeth Hixson

May 19, 2023

Susan Elizabeth Hixson, age 37, passed away at her home in Huntsville. She is survived by her loving parents, Jeffrey and Karen Hixson; uncles, Glen Moseley (Laura) and Barney Hixson (Gayle); and cousins, Stephanie Hixson McQueen (Josh), Cole Moseley, Emily Moseley Carr (Patrick), and Chad Brown. She was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents, […]

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