Alta Ernestine Earl age 90, passed away November 29, 2018 at the Westview Nursing and Rehab in Bedford. She was a longtime resident of Shoals. She was born October 29, 1928 in Martin County to Fielding and Minnie (Rowe) Sterling. She married James Earl in 1947 in Shoals.
She was a Graduate of Shoals High School, a member of the Church of Christ in Mitchell and the Martin County Homemaker Club.
Surviving are one son, Tony (Rhona) Earl of Williams; one daughter, Wanda (John-Deceased) Denny of Bloomfield; three grandchildren, Amber (Mike) Middleton, April Garner, John Michael Denny (Graham Hallberg), four great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Frey of Ohio and one brother Francis Sterling (Jenny) of Velpen, Indiana.
She is preceded in death by her husband, parents, a sister, Mary Jane Doane and brother, Donald Sterling.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the Queen-Lee Chapel in Shoals with burial in the Spring Hill Cemetery. Bro. Kris Beasley will be officiating. Visitation will be 11:00 Sunday until the time of service.