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Everett Fleming

Published 4:03pm Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Everett Fleming, 93, Russellville, passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

He left behind his loving wife of 70 years, Dorris Gantt Fleming.

He never left the dinner table without saying “thank you Mrs. Fleming that sure was good!” He and his wife worked alongside each other in the restaurant business for 31 years.

In retirement he enjoyed raising cattle and tending to the farm. He served as Technical Sergeant in WWII with the 177 Ordinance Depot Company. He was a member of the DAV, VFW, and American Legion. He served on the board of Farmers Home, Franklin County Cattle Association and Northwest Alabama Stockyard.

The visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 at Akins Funeral Home, Russellville prior to the 3 p.m. funeral service in the funeral home chapel with Bro. A.H. Akins officiating.

Interment will be in Franklin Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be nephews, Harold D. Fleming, Wayne Hester, Bernard Hester, Alton Hester, Wayne Allen, Greg Allen, and Doug Allen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Emmitt and Magnolia Fleming; brothers, Claude, Roy, Albert, and Lance Fleming; sisters, Viola Richardson, Maggie Murrell, Aggie Hester, and Russell Ely.

He is survived by his wife, Dorris Gantt Fleming; sister, Lois Griffith; sisters-in-law, Mary Hudson, Nora Allen, and Josephine Willmarth and husband, Richard; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to all who were so kind and caring at Terrace Manor Nursing Home, special nephews and friends that stood by us so faithful.

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