Evelyn Hartsfield

December 29, 1924August 28, 2014

Hartsfield, Evelyn W., Age 89, of Leeds, Alabama, passed away August 28, 2014. Mrs. Hartsfield was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Chester F. Hartsfield, Sr., son Chet Hartsfield, and daughter Bethany Hartsfield and Great Grandsons, Dylan and Jaxon Pendergrass. She is survived by her daughters Brenda H. Hudson (Tony), Barbara H. Martin (Mike), and daughter-in-law Sandra T. McGuire (Ted); grandchildren: Nick Hudson (Lauren), Rachel Hudson, Lindsay Pendergrass (Jesse), John Hudson, Jacob Hudson (Brittany), Lacey Bell (David), Melissa Martin, Lee McGuire, and Michael (Kendall); great –grandchildren: Landon E. Hudson, and M. Tucker Bell; sister, Myra W. Grable. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Special care takers: Lova Varela and Jan Jordan. Mrs. Hartsfield was born in Leeds, and was one of 14 children which consisted of five single births, three sets of twins, and one set of triplets. Mrs. Hartsfield worked with her husband as a small business owner in Leeds. They owned White’s Auto Store and Western Auto Store for over 30 years. She and Mr. Hartsfield were very active in the community being named Citizen of the Year by the Leeds Chamber of Commerce in 2001. She was most active as a member of Leeds First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Hartsfield was active in The United Methodist Women and the church choir. During their retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Hartsfield happily worked in the kitchen ministry of the church. Many people will miss her roast beef, chicken casserole, pecan pie, and peanut butter pie. Visitation will be from 2-4pm, at Leeds First United Methodist Church with the funeral service to begin at 4pm on Sunday, August 31, 2014. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove cemetery. Rev. Chip Vann and Rev. Dee Dowdy officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Leeds First United Methodist Church, 1189 6th Street, Leeds, Alabama 35094. Visit online at Kilgroe Funeral Home, Leeds directing.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Jimmie Anne Kile Moore

September 1, 2014

Dear Brenda and Barbara,, seems like I have known your family my entire life.. going back to the days when my grandparents lived across the street from your grandparents, Oscar and Mattie Wright.. I have heard the story of the births ..Mama told me all about it. Daddy thought of no other man greater than Chester Hartsfield. Our lives have been mingled together these last 50 plus years. Your mother was the sweetest lady ..I can only imagine the reunion in Heaven.. Hold tight to those memories.. they will get you through.. God Bless you all!!

August 31, 2014

To someone I have known and respected all of my life. Always Beautiful and kind! I will miss seeing your sweet face around Leeds! Rest Peacefully with Chet, Mr Hartsfield and Beth.
Cathy Pennington Gardner(Leeds, AL)

Jennifer Holcomb

August 31, 2014

We love you Barbara, Mike, Melissa, Michael, and Kendall. Praying for y'all and the rest of the family. XO

Linda Harris Glidewell

August 31, 2014

Evelyn will be greatly missed by all. Like my Mother she was a woman of wisdom and faith. Prayers go out to the family.

Teresa Warren Pearmon

August 31, 2014

To one of the sweetest, most thoughtful loving women I have ever known. You were an angel here on earth as you will be in heaven. Fly high with your other angels, Chester, Chet & Beth, as well as the rest of your family & friends there with you. You will be greatly missed. I love you Mrs. Evelyn.