1272. Harlan Hayes Hunter
was born on 30 Aug 1889 in Maury County, Tennessee. He died on 10 Mar 1973
in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. He was buried in Decatur City Cemetery,
Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama. HARLAN HAYES HUNTER-
Funeral services for Harlan Hayes Hunter, 83, former city alderman, civic leader
and founder of Hunter Furniture Co, who died Saturday at Montclair Baptist Medical
Center in Birmingham, were today at 11 a.m. at Brown Service Funeral Home, Ralph
Stout officiating, with burial in Decatur Cemetery, Brown directing.
Mr. Hunter, who bought out a partnership in Schimmel and Hunter Furniture Co
in 1928 to found Hunter Furniture Co. was also one of the founders of Valley
Stock Yard and Decatur Plastics Co.
Born in Columbia, Tenn in 1889, where he went to work for Cook Brothers Morgan
Furniture at the age of 17, he moved to Decatur in 1910 with the store and shortly
thereafter was employed with Schimmel as store manager. In 1918, he became a
partner in Schimmel and Hunter Furniture Co at 109 2nd Avenue.
Mr. Hunter was a city alderman from 1936-1948, a director of Alabama Retail Furniture
Dealers Association, and a member of Kiwanis Club and the Masonic Lodge.
A member of Grant St. Church of Christ, he developed the Tanner 1 section of
homes known as Hunter Addition.
During World War I, he served in the Home Guard.
Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Jane Pirie Hunter, Tanner; a daughter, Jean
Neal, Nashville; three sons, Robert T. Hunter, Decatur; Harlan H. Hunter Jr,
San Antonio, Texas; Gilbert R. Hunter, Selma; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Underwood,
Columbia, Tenn; five brothers, Grady Hunter, Warrior; Webb Hunter, Decatur; Allie
Hunter, Hayes Hunter, both of Columbia; Willis Hunter, Lawrenceburg, Tenn; nine
grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Decatur Daily - March 10, 1973
He was married to Amy Lamar on 19 Apr 1911 in Maury County, Tennessee.
Harlan Hayes Hunter and Amy Lamar had the following children:
William Leon "Jack" Hunter was born on 19 Jul 1912. He died
in Nov 1937.
Robert Turner Hunter.
Harlan Hayes Hunter and Gladys Gray had the following children:
Jean Gray Hunter.
Harlan Hayes Hunter Jr..
He was married
to Mabel Elise Cook on 3 Dec 1934. Mabel Elise Cook
was born on 15 Feb 1897. She died on 2 Feb 1983 in Tarrant County, Texas.
(1598) Harlan Hayes Hunter and Mabel Elise
Cook had the following children:
Gilbert Ragsdale Hunter.
He was married
to Jane Pirie on 11 Jul 1945. Jane Pirie was born
on 11 Aug 1908. She died on 10 Aug 1987 in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.
She was buried in Decatur City Cemetery, Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.