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Holly Pond Funeral Home
Friday November 12th, 2021
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Holly Pond First Baptist Church
Saturday November 13th, 2021

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Jimmie Dean Carnell

Jimmie Dean Carnell, a loving sister, aunt, and friend to many, went to her heavenly home on November 10, 2021, from Cullman Regional Medical Center. A gifted musician, she spent over 65 years as pianist for Holly Pond Baptist and United Methodist Churches. Now she is playing for a heavenly choir.

Jimmie Dean was born September 11, 1941, to Julous Orbin and Bessie Gilley Carnell. She was a lifetime resident of Holly Pond and was a fifth-generation member of Holly Pond First Baptist. Miss Carnell moved her membership when she began playing piano at the Methodist Church. She was a graduating member of the Holly Pond Class of 1959, and she went on to Jacksonville State University where she majored in music. Jimmie was a member of DAR, the Holly Pond Homemakers, and Holly Pond Senior Citizens. She wrote “News from Holly Pond” for the Cullman Tribune for many years and was also the Society Editor for the Cullman Times for eight years. Miss Carnell began giving piano lessons in 1968 and unlocked the gift of music for many students. She shared her talent with many, and she enjoyed playing the piano for the East Cullman Baptist Association “Prime Time Singers,” She was an Avon representative, currently, and had been selling Avon since 1966. Jimmie Dean loved the Lord, her family, friends, her cat “Socks”, her books, and the Atlanta Braves.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Julous and Bessie Carnell.

Jimmie Dean is survived by two loving sisters, Julia C. Floyd (Walter) and Nancy C. Horton (Lane); six nieces and nephews, Gina Webb (Doug), Candance Floyd (Paul Auffant), Tony Marks (Susan), Drew Floyd (De), Nathan Horton, Gennifer Baker; and seven great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Miss Jimmie Dean are 1 p.m., Saturday, November 13, 2021, at Holly Pond First Baptist Church, Brother Dwight Kidd and Brother Benjamin Smothers officiating. Miss Carnell will lie in state from 12 noon until services begin. Burial will follow in Holly Pond Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday evening, November 12, 2021, at Holly Pond Funeral Home, from 6 p.m., until 8 p.m.

Holly Pond Funeral Home is honored to serve the Carnell family.

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Delbert Freeman
Chaplain Cullman Regional

Delbert Freeman Nov 17 2021 12:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jimmie Carnell

Janet Easterwood Nov 13 2021 11:26 AM

Jimmie Dean was one of the sweetest and nicest ladies I have had the privilege

to know. She will be dearly missed.

George Vines Nov 12 2021 7:20 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jimmie Carnell

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