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Helen Geneva Coalson Pinion

Published 3:41pm Friday, November 16, 2012

Helen Geneva Coalson Pinion

November 13, 2012

Helen Geneva Coalson Pinion, 87, Russellville (formerly of Phil Campbell), passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Burns Nursing Home.

Mrs. Pinion was a charter member of the Phil Campbell Study Club and served on the Franklin County Board of Registrars for 16 years. she was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Phil Campbell where she played the organ, the piano, and also served as secretary of the church.

Funeral services were Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Spry Memorial Chapel. Dr. Scott Moore and Greg Beasley officiated the service. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Phil Campbell.

She is survived by her children, James Edwin Pinion and wife, Nancy Todd; Van Earl Pinion and wife, Yulia; Emily Ann Pinion McKinney and husband, Buzz; grandchildren, Jamie Ellen Pinion Tarence and husband, Zane; Marcy Anne Pinion Brown; Jonathan Curtis McKinney and wife, Kristy; Laura Ann McKinney; great-grandchildren, Mary Judson Tarence, Anne Ellison Tarence, Emma Barksdale Tarence, Silas Sellassie Brown, Jonathan Andrew McKinney, Hudson Owen McKinney, Ruth Ann McKinney; niece, Gail Coalson Estis and husband, Mike; nephew, Reese Coalson; and a host of friends and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelton Curtis Pinion; parents, Judson James and Annie Mae Fowler Coalson; and brother, Billy James Coalson.

The pallbearers were Bob Glasgow, Hoyt Wells, Mark Cain, Terry Benford, and Mike Estis. The honorary pallbearers were Johnny Mack Morrow, Roger Taylor, Billy Wilson, Tommy Hutcheson, Jackie Nix and James Graham.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Burns Nursing Home for the love and care shown to our mother.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 117-C Longwood Drive SE, Huntsville, AL 35801 or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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