Diane Norsworthy Mothershed

January 24, 1949January 28, 2013
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Betty Diane Mothershed, age 64, of Knoxville, TN, passed away on January 28, 2013 after a long battle with breast cancer. Diane was a strong Christian woman and a member of Concord Baptist Church. Her greatest compliment was when a lady in her Bible Study Group called Diane her "mentor and Christian inspiration"! A native of Chickasaw, Alabama, Diane is survived by her husband of almost 45 years, J. Russell Mothershed; two daughters, Jayme Mothershed and Cindy Carter; son-in-law Jeff Carter; three grandsons, Hunter Lyons, and Aidan and JAC Carter; brother James Norsworthy; sister-in-law, Betty Lou Norsworthy; two sisters, Alice Blow and Louise Kinloch; sister-in-law, Kay Lankford and brother-in-law, Gary Lankford and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Diane was born in Mobile, Alabama on January 24, 1949 and was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Ruby Norsworthy and her brother, John Norsworthy. Diane never met a stranger and will always be remembered for her sweet smile and loving heart. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on January 31, 2013 at Radney's Funeral Home in Saraland, Alabama. A memorial service will be held at Radney's on February 1, 2013 at 10:00 AM with Pastor Larry Boyles and Pastor Jeff Spiller officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the National Breast Cancer Coalition


  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 1, 2013

Diane Norsworthy Mothershed

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Kevin O'Neill

March 1, 2013

Russ, I'm terribly sorry for your loss. God bless you and your children.

Linda Richardson Blalock

February 7, 2013

My deepest sympathy to the family of this wonderful lady...I remember her as a classmate from Vigor who had the best personality, beautiful smile and loved people. Praying for all of you during this time..She will always be missed and loved.

Jayme McConnell

February 2, 2013

To Diane's Family,
I was a good friend of Diane's in Jr. High & High School and she was a wonderful christian then. We both went to Chickasaw Baptist Church and were roommates on a choir trip. We moved my senior year, but I will miss her more. God be with you all. Jayme Tutt Mcconnell

Andy Anderson

February 2, 2013

We are praying for you all. Diane was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.

February 2, 2013

Russell, we are saddened by the loss of your sweet wife, Diane. We were all friends/classmates at Vigor and you two were always the sweetest couple. I will be praying for everyone in your sweet family during your time of healing. God Bless you and your family. Respectfully, Linda Roney Dixon

Marymargaret and Dan Smith

February 2, 2013

Cindy, Jayme and Russell, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and wife. I remember what a lovely, kind person Diane was when we were all at St Luke's. She was a dear to all of your school friends. Meredith enjoyed spending the night at your house often. Diane will be missed by all. I am praying for your family.

Carla Pryor

February 1, 2013

Russ, Jayme, and Cindy - Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss, but rejoice in the promise that we shall see her again!!! Much love - John and Carla Pryor

Debra MOTE

February 1, 2013

I am so sorry for your lose.. and mine. She as a sweet friend and I will miss her very much. I pray for God to bless each of you with comfort and peace in the days to come. I will look forward to seeing her again when I get to heaven.

Jenny Bates

February 1, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Bill Savage

January 31, 2013 married one of the prettiest,smartest,sweetest girl to be raised in Chickasaw. She was special!! I knew from the moment you ask me to be your best man at ya's wedding, you had made a wonderful choice.Bren and I had some wonderful times with you & Diane....