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John Hagood Zellers
September 25, 1935 ~ July 22, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Mr. John Hagood Zellers of Evergreen, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2023 at his residence. He was 87.
Mr. Zellers loved spending time with family and friends. He enjoyed farming and planting gardens in the spring and fall seasons. He also enjoyed fishing. He was known by many for making knives. He was known as the “knife king” by Luther Upton on WPPG. He was a talented musician and played in the Alabama Governor’s Mansion.
Funeral services will be held 2 pm., Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Rev. Greg Hart will officiate and Steve Dunn will give a eulogy. Internment will in the Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 pm., until 8., Monday, July 24, 2023 at Cope-Keahey Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at Mt. Zion Methodist Church. Cope-Keahey is entrusted with these arrangements.
Survivors include, daughter, Rhonda (Wade) Ness of Jasper, AL, Lisa Z. Brown of Evergreen and Wendy Powell of Evergreen; sisters, Joy Snell of Greenville and Bee (Bud) Till of McWilliams, AL; grandchildren, Nicholas Phillippi, John William Phillippi, Ashley Williams, Cody Vivona, Kayla Ness Khol, John Austin Williams and Hope Ness Robinson; 6 great-granchildren numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
He was preceded in death by mother of his children, Pearl Pinkerton; wife, Jo Ann Zellers; brother, Thomas Zellers and sister, Joyce Zellers Dale; parents John Thomas Zellers and Virgie Mae Griffin.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Steve Dunn, Johnny Cook, David Cook, Vince Watts, Paul Williams, Allen Sosebee and Keith Lynch.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Edward Hudson and Mitchell Anthony.