Obituaries

August - 2007

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Bailey, Perry O. - Age 77 - Double Springs, AL    8/7/07

Barnett, Gertrude E. - Age 84 - Waterloo, AL   8/4/07

Blackwood, Lecil Oneal - Age - Haleyville, AL   8/17/07   (Corrected & Updated 8/23)

Brown, Miriam Bobo - Age 82 - Berry, AL   8/11/07

Burgett, Teresa Jane Self - Age 49 - Hamilton, AL   8/22/07   (Updated 8/27)

Burleson, R. Lee - Age 78 - Bear Creek, AL   8/30/07

Busbee, J.C. - Age 80 - Guin, AL  8/26/07

Cagle, Donnie - Age 55 - Lynn, AL   8/19/07

Camren, Ralph Neal - Age 52 - Detroit, AL   8/16/07

Cantrell, Teresa - Age 38 - Vernon, AL   8/21/07

Coleman, Betty Joe - Age 81 - Winfield, AL   8/20/07

Collins, Mrs. Muriel - Age 77 - Hamilton, AL   8/4/07   (Updated 8/8)

Cribbs, Vandora - Age 82 - Sulligent, AL   8/27/07

Donaldson, Danny Ray - Age - California (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)   8/10/07

Dorning, Bobby J. - Age 59 - Vinemont, AL   8/16/07

Duckworth, Mary Kate Mitchell - Age 81 - Winfield, AL   8/16/07

Emerson, Johnny Hughdon - Age 66 - Hamilton, AL    8/8/07   (Updated 8/15)

Epling, Harold Dean - Age 52 - Akron, OH    8/25/07

Fikes, Minnie Lee Downey - Age 92 -Eldridge, AL   8/3/07

Fincher, Joe Brown, Sr. - Age 75 - Hackleburg, AL   8/31/07

Frederick, I.J. - Age 77 - Hackleburg, AL   8/9/07   (Updated 8/15)

Galbreath, Taelin Caidence - Age 3 Weeks - Hackleburg, AL   8/6/07   (Updated 8/15)

Gibbs, Mrs. Geannie Uretta - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL   8/24/07

Green, Alice - Age 82 - Gattman, MS   8/26/07

Green, Mrs. Effie Ola Grissom - Age 96 - Hamilton, AL   8/4/07   (Updated 8/8)

Groves, Martha Sue - Age 47 - Red Bay, AL   8/22/07

Holland, Pelton - Age 99 - Hamilton, AL    8/4/07   (Updated 8/8)

Hollis, Billy Frank - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL   8/26/07

Howell, Kathleen Ola - Age 82 - Hackleburg, AL   8/22/07   (Updated 8/30)

Hyde, Royal Corbett - Age 89 - Birmingham, AL   8/13/07

Jackson, Hershel Lee - Age 66 - Addison, AL   8/25/07

Kemp, Sylvia - Age 89 - Haleyville, AL   8/20/07  (Updated 8/24)

Lockridge, Emily - Age 74 - Grand Rapids, MI   (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    8/14/07

Logan, Florice - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL   8/23/07

Lowe, Lonnie James - Age 47 - Winfield, AL   8/6/07   (Updated 8/30)

Markham, Etma - Age 92 - Tupelo, MS  (Formerly of Guin, AL)    8/5/07   (Updated 9/5)

McCraw, Elma - Age 93 - Marietta, GA (Formerly of Sulligent, AL)   8/13/07

Mitchell, Charles Edward - Age 67 - Hamilton, AL   8/1/07   (Updated 8/8)

Mobley, June - Age 68 - Haleyville, AL    8/25/07

Mobley, Nicholas (Nick) Scott - Age 21 - Haleyville, AL   8/23/07

Montgomery, Mark Luke - Age 46 - Hamilton, AL   8/16/07

Morris, Sherry - Age 47 - Hamilton, AL   8/26/07

Motes, James Mitchell - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL   8/22/07   (Updated 8/24)

Murray, Danny Wayne - Age 54 - Addison, AL   8/3/07

Northam, Drennon - Age 59 - Parachute, CO (Formerly of Lamar County, AL)   8/15/07

Oakes, Robbie - Age 77 - Sulligent, AL   8/25/07

Otts, Mary J. - Age 69 - Guin, AL   8/22/07

Palmer, Terry R. - Age 66 - Addison, AL   8/27/07

Parrish, Randy Carl - Age 52 - Golden, MS    8/3/07

Pierce, Johnny Wesley - Age 86 - Phil Campbell, AL   8/21/07

Pritchett, J. C. - Age 83 - Adamsville, AL  8/14/07

Raburn, Nolen Virgil - Age 78 - Bear Creek, AL  8/14/07

Rayburn, Rebecca - Age 73 - Guin, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)   8/30/07

Richardson, Charlie Lee - Age 44 - Muscle Shoals, AL   8/7/07

Riggs, Jo Ann - Age 73 - Guin, AL   8/29/07

Roberts, Learah May Moore - Age 91 - Winfield, AL   8/26/07

Robertson, Willie Lee - Age 86 - Detroit, AL   8/3/07

Ruby, Fred - Age 84 - Sulligent, AL   8/20/07

Scott, Gertrude Miller - Age 86 - Vina, AL   8/20/07

Scott, Walter Frazier - Age 72 - Friendship, TN (Formerly of Hackleburg, AL)   8/11/07   (Updated 8/23)

Skinner, James H. "Jim" - Age 87 - Birmingham, AL   8/4/07

Shackelford, Bobby "Bob" Garner - Age 71 - Hackleburg, AL   8/14/07

Smith, Damon Cleveland - Age 64 - Guin, AL   8/9/07   (Updated 8/27)

Stidham, Kyle - Age 24 - Detroit, AL   8/19/07 

Stephens, L.D. - Age 81 - Vernon, AL   8/19/07

Summers, Ms. Hermie - Age 84 - Fayette, AL   8/11/07

Sutherland, Edward - Age 99 - Double Springs, AL   8/20/07

Terry, Christy Lee - Age 36 - Hamilton, AL   8/20/07

Thomas, Ottis - Age 75 - Nauvoo, AL   8/18/07

Turner, Jackie Bruce - Age 72 - Winfield, AL   8/11/07

Tyree, Mavie Jewell - Age 71 - Addison, AL    8/4/07

White, Ola Fay - Age 75 - Double Springs, AL   8/6/07

Wise, Judy Fulford - Age 60 - Haleyville, AL   8/5/07

Wood Jr., Carl Richard - Age 83 - Bridgewater, VA. (Formerly of Phil Campbell, AL & Belgreen)   8/26/07

Yielding, Mrs. Vera Louise - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL   8/18/07   (Updated 8/23)

 

 

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Holland, Pelton - Age 99 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Pelton Holland, age 99, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, August 4th, 2007 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton.

Visitation at the Hamilton Funeral Home Sunday, August 5th, 2007, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. with funeral services to begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery.  Bro. Regan Rye officiating.

Mr. Holland was born September 11, 1907 in Alabama to Arthur and Ida Avery Holland.  He was a retired Carpenter and was a Veteran of WWII.

He is survived by 1 daughter, Loretta Holland (Gene) Davis; 1 son, Bennie Holland; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; 1 brother, R.B. Holland; and 2 sisters, Rosa May Harris and Nell Brown.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Madgie Holland; 1 daughter, Ovalene Rye; and 1 son, Victor Noel Holland.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL, in charge of arrangements.  205-921-3197

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Green, Mrs. Effie Ola Grissom - Age 96 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Effie Ola Grissom Green, age 96, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away at her home, Saturday, August 4th, 2007.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 5, 2007, at Pleasant Ridge Church, north of Hamilton on County Highway 29. The body will Lie-In-State from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the church and funeral service 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 6, 2007 at Pleasant Ridge Church with burial in Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hodges, AL.  Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating.

Mrs. Green was born January 19, 1911 to Arthur and Ellea Dill Grissom.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Willie Sue (Billy) Compton and Vernell Green; 7 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Green and 1 son, James Green.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL, in charge of arrangements. 205-921-3197

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Collins, Muriel - Age 77 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Muriel Collins, age 77, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away August 4, 2007 at Baptist Montclair Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

She was born Sunday, July 22, 1930, in Marion County, Alabama, to Luther Eugene and Josie Vinson Prestage.  She was a homemaker.

Visitation, Monday, August 6, 2007 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at Barnesville Freewill Baptist Church.  The body will lie-in-state before the service from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Jeff Fleming officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Rebecca Ann Ignowski of Hamilton, AL.; 1 son, Phillip Braxton Collins of Hamilton, AL.; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 2 brothers, L.J. Prestage of Hamilton and James Paul Prestage; and 1 sister, Mary Jo Prestage Hill.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Braxton Collins and her parents, Luther & Josie Prestage.

Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  205-921-3197.

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Mitchell, Charles Edward - Age 67 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Charles Edward Mitchell, age 67, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville, AL.

Mr. Mitchell was born May 24, 1940, in Alabama, to Willis and Mary Elizabeth Lacey Mitchell.  He was single and never worked.

Visitation, Thursday, August 2, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, Friday, August 3, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.

He is survived by 3 sisters, Helen Prestage (Kenny) Nelson, Sue Prestage (Everett) Wiher, and Judy Prestage (Oscar) Lawler; 2 brothers, L.C. Mitchell, and Odis (Barbara) Mitchell; and a host of nieces, nephews & friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis & Mary Elizabeth Mitchell; 5 sisters, Ola Frederick, Eula Fuller, Bula Mitchell, Ruby Jean Wiginton, and Dorothy Rutledge; 5 brothers, Charles Mitchell, Wesley  Mitchell, R.V. Mitchell, William Mitchell; and A. Lee Mitchell.

Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  205-921-3197.

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Galbreath, Taelin Caidence - Age 3 Weeks - Hackleburg, AL

 Taelin Caidence Galbreath, age 3 Weeks, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Monday, August 6, 2007, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

Viewing will be Thursday, August 9, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. with Funeral services 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 10, 2007, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Brian Sutton officiating.  Burial will be in Galbreath Cemetery.

Taelin Caidence Galbreath was born Monday, July 16, 2007 in Winfield, Alabama to Jason Michael Galbreath and Santana McCarley.  She is survived by her father, Jason Michael Galbreath; her mother, Santana McCarley; grandparents, Terry & Denise McCarley, Tina Galbreath & Steven Smith, Ernie (Loretta) Galbreath, Jr.; great-grandparents, Wilburn & Doris Gann, Betty McCarley, Tom & Helen Cabello, John & Barbara Killingsworth, and Ernest "Heeb" & Willadean Galbreath, Sr. of Hamilton, Alabama; 1 great-great grandparent, Lula Lindsey; 1 half-brother, Gavin Yealock; 2 uncles; 1 aunt; and 3 cousins.

Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  205-921-3197.

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Emerson, Johnny Hughdon - Age 66 - Hamilton, AL

Johnny Hughdon Emerson, age 66, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at Carraway Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

Visitation will be Friday, August 10, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with funeral services at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Saturday, August 11, 2007, 10:00 a.m.  Bro. Shane Harris officiating.  Military Graveside Services with Full Honors will be held later at Oakwood Memorial Gardens in Birmingham, AL.

Mr. Emerson was born June 1, 1941 to the late John Elmus and Tessie Williams Emerson.  He was a United States Army veteran and a truck driver.

He is survived by 2 sons, Joshua (Christy) Emerson, and Jacob Emerson; 2 grandchildren, Nita Emerson, and Nancy Emerson; 1 brother, Dwade Emerson; 1 sister, Faye Osbirn; and a host of friends and other relatives.

Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  205-921-3197.

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Frederick, I.J. - Age 77 - Hackleburg, AL

Mr. I.J. Frederick, age 77, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2007, at his residence.

Visitation, at Union Hill Church, Friday, August 10, 2007, 6:00 p.m. until.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 11, 2007 at the church with burial at Union Hill Cemetery.  Bro. Randal Tice officiating.

Mr. Frederick was born May 26, 1930 in Marion County, Alabama, to the late John and Senny Bell Purser Frederick.  He was married to Regina Cochran Frederick and worked 42 years as a Railroad Conductor.  He was also a Korean war veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Regina Cochran Frederick; 1 son, Michael (Wanda) Frederick; 1 daughter-in-law, Debbie Morrow; 7 grandchildren, April (Micah) Ouellotte, Whitney (Tyler) Sutton, John Michael Frederick, Jason Frederick, Jonathan (Tiffany) Frederick, Lishia Morrow, David Morrow; 3 great-grandchildren, Calib Ouellette, Autumn Ouellette, and Printess Ouellette; 1 brother, W.D. Frederick; and 1 sister, Lucille Anglin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Senny Frederick; 1 son, Jeffery Frederick; and 1 brother, Clovis Frederick.

Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.  205-921-3197.

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Skinner, James H. "Jim" - Age 87 - Birmingham, AL

James H. "Jim" Skinner, age 87, of Birmingham, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2007.

As a native of Michigan, Jim served as a major in the Air Force during World War II and flew jets for TWA. He launched his automotive career some 52 years ago as a salesman for O.Z. Hall Ford in Birmingham. As one of the founders of Birmingham Automobile Dealers Association and owner of Jim Skinner Ford and Jim Skinner Honda in Dothan, he received numerous honors and awards from Ford Motor Company and has been recognized as the No. 1 volume new car dealer in the state. Widely known for his TV commercials, he was active in community organizations throughout Birmingham. He is survived by his children, Robert M. Skinner, Jane M. Walker, James H. Skinner, Jr., and William E. Skinner; grandchildren, Robert M. Skinner, Jr., J. Vaughn Skinner, Jeff B. Walker, Rebecca A. Esquivel, William E. Skinner, Jr., G. Eliot Skinner; great-grandchildren, Dalton R. Skinner, Logan A. Skinner, Jayna A. Esquivel, Jackson V. Skinner, and Margaret A. Skinner; and his dog Sue, his faithful and loving companion.

He was preceded in death by his much loved wife, Edna M. Skinner; parents, Robert M. and Christine Skinner; and brother, Robert M. Skinner.

Visitation will be held at Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood 205-879-3401, on Monday, August 6, 2007 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2007.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Children's Harbor, Alexander City, AL (334) 857-2133.


Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, AL in charge of arrangements. 205-879-3401     

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Fikes, Minnie Lee Downey - Age 92 -Eldridge, AL

Minnie Lee Downey Fikes, age 92 of Eldridge, Alabama, passed away Friday, August 3, 2007.

Survivors include sons, Alfred (Monica) Fikes Ocean Sprigs, FL, Clovis D. (Rita) Fikes Jr. and David (Paulette) Fikes, Eldridge; daughters, Regina (Terry) Baughn, Catalian Springs, TN and Wanda Force, TX; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Logan, Mobile; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Chapel service will be Sunday 2:00 p.m. with burial in Colburn Cemetery. Visitation will begin Sunday at 12:00 Noon until time of service.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Robertson, Willie Lee - Age 86 - Detroit, AL

Willie Lee Robertson, age 86, of Detroit, AL, died August 03, 2007 at her residence.

Services held Sunday, August 5, 2007, at 2 PM at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Carter Cemetery. Visitation Saturday, August 4, 2007 from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

Born in Lamar County, AL to the late Willie Green and Mary Lee White Ray and the wife of the late Woodford D. "Woodie" Robertson, she was a resident of Detroit, AL area most of her life and a member of the Detroit Methodist Church. She was a school teacher for twenty-two years, first a Pleasant Hill Elementary School in Vernon, AL, and later at the Detroit Elementary School in Detroit, AL.

Survived by 2 daughters, Sylvia (Billy Carl) Eastman of Sulligent, AL and Cynthia (Larry) Crosby of Detroit, AL; 4 grandchildren, Keith Crosby, Brian Crosby, Michelle (Colin) Owens, Michael (Lori) Eastman; and 8 Great-Grandchildren, Emily Crosby, Morgan Crosby, Chase Crosby, Reid Crosby, Carson Owens, Conner Owens, Wheeler Eastman and Anna Katherine Eastman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, Ouida Ray Roberts.

Pallbearers were Brian Crosby, Keith Crosby, Michael Eastman, Colin Owens, Corey Kelly, Herbert Scott, Jarrett Pope, Will Canterbury, and Morgan Crosby.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Sulligent, Alabama, directing.

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Lowe, Lonnie James - Age 47 - Winfield, AL

Lowe, Lonnie James, age 47, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Monday, August 6, 2007.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Glass Cemetery. Rev. David Morton was the officiating minister.  Visitation at the funeral home Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007,  from 6-8 p.m.

Born on Sept. 10, 1960, in Lowndes County, Mississippi, he was the son of Louise Richardson Lowe and the late Phil Lowe.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Mississippi.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Miss. He attended Hunt High School in Columbus, MS.

In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife - Katheryn Lowe; sons - Jermaine Lowe, Winfield, and Deitrich Bush, Columbus, Miss.; daughters - Demetric, Columbus, Miss. and Tawanna Lowe, St. Louis, Mo.; step-son - Joel Stewart, Fulton, Miss.; step-daughters - Penny Mitchell, Hamilton, Julia Stewart, Winfield, and Carolyn Hendricks, New Jersey; grandchildren - Chassidy Johnson, Damarrion and Daniya Cohen, Malaka and Detric Bush, Jr., Tavion and MaCoya Lowe, Kathrice and Denzel Mitchell, and Xavier and Zamarla Stewart; brothers - Phil, James (Debbie), and Tommy “T” (Diane) Lowe, all of Columbus, Miss., Robert Lowe, Kentucky, and Kenneth (Lonia) Lowe, New Hampshire; sister - Annie Grace (Oliver) Belvin, Columbus, Miss.; and uncles - Robert Earl Lowe, Columbus, Miss., and Lonnie Richardson, Lafayette, Ind.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Active pallbearers were Chris Hollis, John and Murphy Gardner, Billy Wayne Williams, Chris Collins, and Jerome Coleman.In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
 

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL. directing.

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Smith, Damon Cleveland - Age 64 - Guin, AL  (Formerly of Beaverton, AL)

Damon Cleveland Smith, 64, Guin, formerly of Beaverton, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2007, in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

He was born in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Andrew Cleveland and Fannie Gertrude Guyton Smith. He was a member of the Fairview Free Will Baptist Church and had lived in Beaverton most of his life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Betty Sue Smith, and son, Randy Smith.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Bro. Russell Hill officiating.

Survivors include his daughters - Sara Jane Smith, Sulligent, and Melisa Sue Smith Fenstermaker and Carrie Ann Smith, both of Guin; son - Damon Lee Smith, Splunge, MS.; sisters - Barbara Ann Reed, Beaverton, and Linda Faye Rowden, Guin; brother - Harold Smith, Guin; and grandchildren - Taylor Leanne and Anna Kathrine Smith, Jessica Lynn and Kirsten Nicole Fenstermaker, Zachary Thomas Tucker, and Jayda Danielle Stokes.

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin directed the services.
 

Norwood Funeral Home, Inc. of Guin, AL directing.

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Summers, Ms. Hermie - Age 84 - Fayette, AL

Ms. Hermie Summers, age 84, of Fayette, passed away on August 7, 2007. Funeral Services will be held August 11, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday from 12:00 noon until time of service.

Otts Funeral Home directing.
Published in The Birmingham News on 8/11/2007.

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Markham, Etma - Age 92 - Tupelo, MS  (Formerly of Guin, AL) 

Etma Markham, age 92, of Tupelo, MS, formerly of Guin, AL died Sunday, August 5, 2007 in the Cedars Nursing Home in Tupelo, MS.

Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 6 - 7 pm at the funeral home until time of service.  Same day services will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the chapel at Norwood Funeral Home, Inc. of Guin, AL., with burial in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.  Bro. Mike Beckon and Bro. Woodrow Matthews officiating.

Born in Guin, AL. She is the Daughter of the late Houston and Lonie Burleson Williams and the Wife of the late Jethro Markham. She had lived in Guin most of her life, had retired from Health - Tex and was a member of the Mt. Olive Free Will Baptist Church. She had lived in Tupelo for the past 5 years.

She is survived by A Son, Wilburn (Mary) Markham of Tupelo, MS, 3 Grandchildren, Tonya Barker, Crystal Bellamy and Rhonda Meador, 4 Great Grandchildren, Dylan Barker, Haley Grace Barker, Scott Meador and Matt Meador, A Great Great Granddaughter, McKenna Meador, and Several Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by Her Husband, Jethro Markham, 2 Sons, Bob and Joe Markham, 2 Sisters and 4 Brothers.

Norwood Funeral Home, Inc. of Guin, AL in charge of arrangements.

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Murray, Danny Wayne - Age 54 - Addison, AL
(April 26, 1953 - August 3, 2007)

Mr. Danny Wayne Murray, age 54, of Addison, passed away Friday, August 3, 2007 in Huntsville Hospital.

Visitation will be Monday, August 6, 2007, 6:00 to 9:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison. Funeral service will be Tuesday, August 7, 2007, 7:00PM in the funeral home chapel. Friends are also invited to attend the graveside commital service Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at 10:00AM in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery in the Sardis Community.

He is survived by: Wife - Denise Evans Murray; Son - Joshua Murray; Brothers - Cranston and David Murray; Sister Mary Hogland (Ray); and a host of very special friends.

Preceded in death by: Son - Jarod Murray; and Parents - Willie L. and De Ette Swann Murray.

Nichols Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
 

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Tyree, Mavie Jewell - Age 71 - Addison, AL
(December 6, 1935 - August 4, 2007)

Mrs. Tyree, age 71, of Addison, AL., passed away in Birmingham, Alabama Saturday afternoon, August 4, 2007.

Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM Sunday, August 5, 2007, in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Addison where the funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM. Reverend Samuel Tucker will officiate. Vocalists will be Dee Brannon and Holly Rosen. The choir of First Baptist Church will provide additional songs of inspiration. A graveside commital will be Monday, August 6, 2007, 10:00 AM in Hillcrest Cemetery in Addison.

Mrs. Tyree is survived by: Husband - Leon Gerald Tyree; Sons - Ricky, Lonnie and Shawn Tyree and Daniel Rosen; Daughters - Sonya Lugaile Pellicer and Anna Maria McKinna; Brother - Junior Ragsdale; Sister - Velma Lee Twilley

Preceded in death by: Parents - Osborne and Docia Ragsdale; and Brothers - Bobby and L.J. Ragsdale.


Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL. in charge of arrangements.

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Wise, Judy Fulford - Age 60 - Haleyville, AL
(Died Sunday, August 5, 2007)

Judy Wise, age 60 of Haleyville, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2007 at Princeton Medical Center in Birmingham.

Family and friends will come together for a Memorial Gathering Wednesday, August 8, 2007 in the Slaughter Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church in Haleyville from 7:00 to 9:00PM.

Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL. in charge of arrangements.

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White, Ola Fay - Age 75 - Double Springs, AL
(January 14, 1932 - August 6, 2007)

Ola Fay White, age 75, of Double Springs passed away at her residence, Monday, August 6, 2007.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 8, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home Double Springs from 6 to 9 PM.  Services will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2007, at 2:00 PM at Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Double Springs. Vance Hutton and Levi Sides will be officiating.

She is survived by: Husband- Charles White Sr.; Sons- Jimmie Dale and David Milton McDonald, Charles White Jr., and Roger Dale Sides; Daughters- Martha McDonald Long and Sonya Cook; Brother- Author Ray Ward; Sisters- Winnie Joe Loyd and Azalee Dutton; Also Thirteen Grandchildren and Fourteen Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Parents- David Anderson and Emma Ward; Brothers- Simmon, Wilborn, Frank, and Lacy Ward; Sister- Lavern Ledbetter; Former Husband- Walker McDonald; and Step Son- Ronnie White.


Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL. in charge of arrangements.

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Bailey, Perry O. - Age 77 - Double Springs, AL
(June 7, 1930 - August 7, 2007)

Mr. Perry O. Bailey, age 77, of Double Springs, AL passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at his residence.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 9, 2007 from 6:00 to 9:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs where funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00PM. Burial with military honors will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Reverend Leon Crauswell will officiate.

He is survived by: Loving Companion - Karen Schank; Son - James Perry Bailey; Stepsons - Terry Lott, Charles Schank and Tim Schank; Daughter - Janet Rose Norelli; Stepdaughters - Cheryl Wilson & Candice Leonard; Brother - John Albert Bailey; Sisters - Irene Bonds, Mavis Davis, Yvonne Williams, Faye Hayes and Barbara Elkinsl Grandchildren - Jenna Rodrigues, Heather and James Perry Bailey II, Cory Young, Adam Schank, Jessica Schank, McKenzie Wilson, Eric Williams, Linzie Lott, Joseph Lott and Chris & Bailey Leonard

Preceded in death by: Parents - Arley Otto and Jennie Victoria Bailey; and Brothers - Arley Doyal, Samuel Harvey and Tommy Allen Bailey.

Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL. in charge of arrangements.

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 Scott, Walter Frazier - Age 72 - Friendship, TN  (Formerly of Hackleburg, AL)

Mr. Walter Frazier Scott, age 72, of Friendship Tennessee, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2007.

Visitation, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m., Tuesday morning, August 14, 2007, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel until time of service.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 14, 2007, at the Chapel in Hamilton.  Bro. Paul Bramlett officiating.  Burial in Union Hill Cemetery in Hackleburg, AL.

Mr. Scott was born October 1st, 1934, in Tennessee to Chester and Edna Davis Scott.  He worked as a Fabricator with Winston Furniture Company.

He is survived by 1 daughter, Charlotte (Don) Foster; 2 grandchildren, Chrisjewl (Franky) Bridge, and Tammy (Noah) Lopez; his mother, Edna Cronan; 1 brother, Alfred (Francis) Scott; 2 half-brothers, Doyle Cronan, and James Cronan; 2 half-sisters, Sandy (Richard) Shipley, and Alice Cronan; 2 step brothers, Paul Bramlett, and Billy Bramlett; and 3 great-grandchildren.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Raburn, Nolen Virgil - Age 78 - Bear Creek, AL
(October 6, 1928 - August 14, 2007)

Mr. Nolen Virgil Raburn, age 78, of Bear Creek passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at Terrace Manor in Russellville.

Visitation will be Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home Haleyville from 6 to 9PM. Services will be Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 11:00AM at Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Raburn will lie in State from 10:00AM until service time. Burial will be at Union Hill Cemetery in Hackleburg. Bro. Randall Tice and Bro. Michael Frederick will be officiating.

He is survived by: Wife- Beatrice Loveless Raburn; Sons- Virgil (Alona) Raburn and Dan Raburn; Also Two Grandchildren; and One Great Grandchild.

Preceded in death by: Parents- Houston and Mary Raburn; Six Sisters and One Brother

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Dorning, Bobby J. - Age 59 - Vinemont, AL
(Died August 16, 2007)

Bobby Jasper Dorning, 59, of Vinemont passed away on August 16, 2007 in Birmingham.

He was born on August 8, 1948 in Cleveland, AL to Billie Jasper Dorning and Ruth Griffee Batey

He served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 6-9 Pm at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2PM at Nichols Funeral Home. Reverend Stanley Dye will officiate. Burial will be at Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Survived by: Wife – Janie Dorning Mother – Billie Ruth Batey Son – Danny Donaldson Daughters – Penny Jones, Charlotte Sivley, Crystal Young and Jessica Hill Brother – James Dorning Sister – Ann Braden Grandchildren – Terry Farley, Blake Hawkins and Scott Young.

Preceded in death by: Father – Billie Jasper Dorning.


Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home in Addison, AL.

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Blackwood, Lecil Oneal - Age 59 - Crane Hill, AL
(November 30, 1947 - August 17, 2007)

Lecil Oneal Blackwood, 59, of Crane Hill passed away on Friday, August 17, 2007 in Birmingham.

He was born on November 30, 1947 in Cullman to Rosco Henry Blackwood and Bervie Ann Wilson Blackwood.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 21, 2007, from 6-9 PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at 2PM at Liberty Baptist Church in Helicon.  Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Survived by: Daughter – Tracy Austin; Brothers – Jerry Blackwood and Carlton Blackwood; Sisters – Maya Jean Cleghorn and Betty Kennedy; 5 Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Daughter – Sherry Free.

Nichols Funeral Homes

Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL.

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Yielding, Mrs. Vera Louise Terry - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Vera Louise Yielding, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday night, August 18, 2007, at Russellville Hospital in Russellville, AL. 

Visitation, Sunday evening, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., August 19, 2007, at Mt. Hope Church, north of Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, Monday, 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Hope Church.  Bro. Randal Tice and Bro. David Highland officiating.  Burial will be in Love Joy Cemetery, north of Hamilton on Hwy. 43.

Vera Louise Terry Yielding was born July 29, 1923, in Tennessee to the late Olvie and Lola Mae Brumley Terry.  She was a Factory worker at Toll Gate Garment Factory and worked in the Press department and she was a Homemaker.  She was married to the late Newell R. Yielding.

She is survived by her children, Elouise (Franklin) McCarley, Marie Mann, Gary Don (Ann) Yielding, and Linda (Kenneth) Upton; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Newell R. Yielding; her parents, Olvie & Lola Mae Brumley Terry; 2 sons, Herman Yielding, and Kenneth Yielding; grandson, Doyle Colburn, Jr.; and 1 brother, Hennson Terry.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Kemp, Sylvia Miles - Age 86 - Haleyville, AL
(August 7, 1921 - August 20, 2007)

Sylvia Miles Kemp, age 86, of Haleyville, Alabama, passed away on August 20, 2007 at her residence.

Visitation will be Wednesday August 22 at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville from 9:30 until 11:00AM were services will be held at 11:00AM.Burial will be at Winston Memorial Cemetery. Reverend Roger Wade will be officiating.

She is survived by: 2 Nephews- Herbert Crowe and James A. Bowen; 6 Nieces- Jean Gilbert, Earnestine Stanford, Ann Wade, Sue Webster, Martha Bowen, and Gail Burleson.

Preceded in death by: Husband- Arvin Jack Kemp; Parents- Andrew and Cora (Jordan) Miles; 3 Sisters- Ethel Miles Crowe, Cara Miles Bowen, and Stella Mae Miles; 2 Brothers- Cleburn and Wilburn Miles.

Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL in charge of arrangements.

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Montgomery, Mark Luke - Age 46 - Hamilton, AL

Mark Luke Montgomery, age 46, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday, August 16th, 2007, in North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Memorial Services were held Saturday, August 18th, 2007 at Shiloh Baptist Church.  Bro. Dewayne Satterwhite officiating.

Mark was born February 28th, 1961, in Winfield, Alabama to the late Don and Doris Christine Hood Montgomery.  He was disabled.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy Stidham Montgomery of Hamilton, AL.; 1 son, Luke Arthur Montgomery of Hamilton, AL.; 2 brothers, Butch (Bonnie) Montgomery, and Matthew Montgomery of Talladega, AL.; and 3 sisters, Brenda Powell of Hamilton, AL., Sally (Steve) Busboom, of Hamilton, AL., and Starr Montgomery of Hamilton, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Don & Christine Montgomery and 1 brother, Johnny Montgomery.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Stidham, Kyle - Age 24 - Detroit, AL

Kyle Stidham, age 24, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away, Sunday, August 19, 2007.

Funeral service will be Saturday, August 25th, 2007, 11:00 a.m. at the Hamilton Church of Christ in Hamilton, AL.  Same day visitation, at the Church, Saturday, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., until the time of service.  Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.

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Howell, Kathleen Ola - Age 82 - Hackleburg, AL

Mrs. Kathleen Ola Howell, age 82, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at Russellville Hospital, in Russellville, AL.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 24th, 2007 at the Hackleburg Church of Christ in Hackleburg, AL.  Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday night, August 23rd, 2007 at the Church. Rev. Mike Lane officiating.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg, AL.

Mrs. Howell was born June 13, 1925 in Marion County, AL. to James Robert and Blanche Gary Glenn.  She was a housewife.

She is survived by 1 grandson, Jerry (Amy) Ray; 1 great-grandson, Peyton Ray; 1 brother, J.C. Glenn; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Howell.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Shackelford, Bobby "Bob" Garner - Age 71 - Hackleburg, AL

Mr. Bobby "Bob" Garner Shackelford, age 71, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, August 14th, 2007 at his residence.

Funeral service, Wednesday, August 15th, 2007, 4:00 p.m. at the Hackleburg First Baptist Church in Hackleburg, AL.  Bro. Wade Wallace and Bro. Steve Lawrence officiating.  Visitation, Wednesday morning from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., time of service.

Mr. Shackelford was born July 27th, 1936 in Marion County, AL. to A.T. and Geneva Garner Shackelford.  He was married to the former Haskell Albright.  He was in Maintenance with the Hackleburg Housing Authority and was an avid fisherman.  He was a member of Hackleburg First Baptist Church and he was a member of Franklin County Sports Hall of Fame.   Mr. Shackelford was also a member of the Hackleburg City Council.

He is survived by his wife, Haskell Albright Shackelford of Hackleburg, AL.; 1 son, Tony (Jane) Shackelford of Hackleburg, AL.; 2 grandsons, Jas Shackelford and Colby Shackelford, both of Hackleburg, AL.; 2 brothers, Bernard (Betty) Shackelford of Hackleburg, AL., and Ed (Sue) Shackelford of Hackleburg, AL.; 1 sister, Shirley (Michael) Watson of Vina, AL.; 1 brother-in-law, David (Ann) Smith of Hackleburg, AL.; 3 nieces, Pam (Rodger) Burleson of Jasper, AL., Tami (Smith) Frost of Bear Creek, AL., and Che' (Joel) Abbott of Hoover, AL.; 2 nephews, Barney (Teresa) Shackelford of Hackleburg, AL., and LeRoy (Melanie) Raffel of Hamilton, AL.; 5 great nieces; 5 great nephews; 3 great-great nieces; 2 great-great nephews; and a host of cousins & friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, A.T. & Geneva Garner Shackelford; and 2 sisters, Reba Nell Shackelford and Ann (Shackelford) Smith.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Sutherland, Edward - Age 99 - Double Springs, AL
(August 12, 1908 - August 20, 2007)

Mr. Edward Sutherland, age 99, of Double Springs, passed away at Hendrix Health Care on August 20, 2007.

Visitation will be on Wednesday August 22, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs from 6 till 9PM. Services will be on Thursday August 23, 2007 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 2:00PM. Mr. Sutherland will lie in state from 1:00 PM till 2:00 PM. Burial will be at Mt. Olive Baptist Church cemetery. Bro. David Tidwell and Bro. Leon Greathouse will be officiating.

He is survived by: 2 Sons - Doyle E. (Vivian) Sutherland and David D. (Kay) Sutherland; 1 Brother- Otho Sutherland; 3 Sisters - Doshie Ivey, Clara Garrison and Malvanee Martin; Also three grandchildren.

Preceded in death by; Wife - Zola McCullar Sutherland; and Parents - Rufus and Georgia Sutherland.

Nichols Funeral Home, Double Springs, AL. in charge of arrangements.

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Burgett, Teresa Jane Self - Age 49 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Teresa Jane Self Burgett, age 49, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2007.

Visitation was Thursday night, August 23, 2007, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Free Will Baptist Church.  Funeral service today, Friday, August 24, 2007 at the church with burial in Holly Springs Cemetery.  Bro. Bobby Duncan and Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.

Teresa was born May 28, 1958 in Winston County, AL.  She worked as a teller at SouthTrust Bank in Hamilton and later was a teller at Superior Bank in Hamilton.

Teresa is survived by her husband, Donald Burgett; her mother, Regina "Sis" Self; 1 brother, Wayne Self; 1 sister, Doris Burns; and a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Curtis "Curt" Self.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Motes, James Mitchell - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. James Mitchell Motes, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at his residence.

Visitation will be Saturday, August 24, 2007, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, Sunday, August 25th, at 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Ted Burleson and Bro. Jim Brumley officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Willing Cemetery in Guin, AL.

Mr. Motes was born April 22, 2007 in Lamar County, Alabama, to the late Walter and Belle Burnett Motes.  He was married to Barbara Ann Chastain Motes and was a Retired Truck Driver.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Chastain Motes of Hamilton, AL.; 4 children, Wayne Motes of Vancleve, Mississippi, Billy Ray Motes of Hamilton, Alabama, Ann Hughes of Winfield, Alabama, and Brenda Gann of Jasper, Alabama; a host of grandchildren; 1 sister, Raye White of Winfield, Alabama; and 1 brother, Middleton Motes of Belle Glade, Florida.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Logan, Florice - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL

Florice Logan, age 78, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away, Thursday, August 23rd, 2007.

Visitation, Saturday, August 25th, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Free Will Baptist Church.  Funeral service will be Sunday, August 26th, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.  The body will lie-in-state at the church from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. until time of service.  Burial will be in Macedonia Cemetery in Millport, AL.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Terry, Christy Lee - Age 36 - Hamilton, AL

Christy Lee Terry, age 36 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away at her residence.

Visitation, Tuesday, August 21st, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Preston Hedrick and Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating.  Burial in New Hope Cemetery.

Christy was born in Winfield, Marion County, Alabama, July 25th, 1971 to Jackie Lee and Joan Hall Terry.  She was a housewife.

She is survived by her husband, Eugene Cantrell; 1 son, Derek Anderson; 1 daughter, Derian Jean Terry; her mother, Joan Hall Terry; 1 brother, Michael Caster; 4 sisters, Sheila Jo Terry, Jody Ann Robbins, Vickie Marie Terry, and Sherry Oak; her grandmother, Ivie Lee Terry; her grandfather, Tom Hall; 3 step children, Duston Cantrell, Chase Cantrell, MaCall Cantrell.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jackie Lee Terry.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Pierce, Johnny Wesley - Age 86 - Phil Campbell, AL

Johnny Wesley Pierce, 86, of Phil Campbell, Alabama, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Information received from his daughter-in-law:

Buried at Oak Grove Cemetary, Russellville, AL. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was a retired farmer.

He is survived by wife, Inez Duboise; children Billy Pierce, Alieene Hood, Carl Pierce, Jimmy Pierce, Van Pierce, Steve Pierce; Grandchildren-Brian Pierce, Amy Wilson, Darron Hood, Jason & Jared Pierce, Melanie P. Seay, Derek Pierce, Allen & Anna Pierce; Great-Grandchildren-Sam & Ben Pierce, Lily Wilson, Olivia & Eli Hood, Bethany Scott, Blain & Braxten Seay, Devon & Dawson Pierce.

He was preceded in death by first wife, Anna Bethany Newell Pierce.; Brothers-Hamp, Cecil, Aldo, Dewey & Rufus Pierce; Sisters-Mary Lee Frost, Alma Miller & Belzonie Williams.

Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, AL., in charge of arrangements.

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Groves, Martha Sue - Age 47 - Red Bay, AL

Martha Sue Groves, 47, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2207. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Old Burleson Cemetery. She was the daughter of the late Sam and Maxine Lewey.

Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay.

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Thomas, Ottis - Age 75 - Nauvoo, AL

Ottis Thomas, age 75, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Old Union Baptist Church, Nauvoo, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. The body will be placed at the church one hour before the service.

Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville, is directing.

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Cagle, Donnie - Age 55 - Lynn, AL

Donnie Cagle, 55, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Pinkard Funeral Home chapel, Haleyville, with burial in Millstone Mountain Cemetery, Lynn.

Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville, AL

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Donaldson, Danny Ray - Age - California (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)

Danny Ray Donaldson, formerly of Haleyville, Ala., died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville, Ala. The funeral will be at noon Wednesday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Bethel Cemetery in the Dime community.

Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville, Ala.

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Scott, Gertrude Miller - Age 86 - Vina, AL

Gertrude Miller Scott, 86, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2007. Visitation will be until 2 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery, Vina. She was a seamstress.

Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay.

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Parrish, Randy Carl - Age 52 - Golden, MS.

Randy Carl Parrish, 52, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today and continue until service time Saturday at Red Bay Holy Church of Christ. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina, Ala. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, Ala., is directing.

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Richardson, Charlie Lee - Age 44 - Muscle Shoals, AL

Charlie Lee Richardson, 44, of Muscle Shoals, Ala., died Aug. 7, 2007.

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at Colbert Memorial Chapel, with funeral to follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Friendship Baptist Church cemetery in Russellville, Ala. Brother Keith Prince and Brother Elmer Smith will be officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Angela Richardson; two daughters, Tiffany Richardson and Brandi Burns; two granddaughters, Kaitlyn Smith and Kylie Burns; mother, Marie "Tootsie" Richardson; two sisters, Doris Rhodes and husband, Tim, and Mary Barnett and husband, Kenneth; brother, William Thomas and wife, Angie; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harry "Rod" Richardson, and by his grandparents, Hob and Mary Murphy.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Charlie will truly be missed by all who knew him. He could not seem to find peace while in this life. We pray he has found peace at last. We love you, Charlie.


Colbert Memorial Chapel is directing.

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Barnett, Gertrude E. - Age 84 - Waterloo, AL

Gertrude Ester Barnett, 84, of Waterloo, Ala., died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2007. Visitation will be Sunday, Aug. 5, from 6-9 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home, Central Heights. The funeral service will be Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Wayne Wood officiating. Interment will be in Barnett-Wright Cemetery, Cypress Inn, Tenn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Clyde Barnett; son, Howard Lewis Barnett; sister, Beatrice Delano; grandson, Christopher Dawson; son-in-law, Charles Frazier Sr.

She was a member of Stewartsville Church of Christ.

Survivors include her sons, Joe (Sandy) Barnett, William (Norma) Barnett, both of Florence, and Ben (Connie) Barnett, of Waterloo; daughters, Jane (Robert Barber) Barnett, Janett (David) Brown, Glenda (Dennis Barker) Frazier, all of Florence, and Brenda (Jeffrey) Bell, of Waterloo; sisters, Christene (JC) Hood, Hackleburg, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Brian Barnett, Paul Barnett, Larry Brown, Donnie Pruitt, Ben Barnett Jr., Wesley Frazier and honorary pallbearer, Michael Brown.


Morrison Funeral Home, Central Heights, is directing.

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Turner, Jackie Bruce - Age 72 - Winfield, AL

Jackie Bruce Turner, age 72, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Saturday, August 11, 2007, in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Jackie Bruce Turner was born on March 30, 1935 in Fayette County, Alabama to the late Bruce H. and Verler Palmer Turner. He was a resident of Marion County in the Winfield area most of his life. He was a graduate of Hubbertville High School and was retired from Continental Conveyor and Equipment Co. in Winfield where he worked for 35 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #304 in Winfield and was active in the Winfield and Hubbertville athletic programs. He was a member of White ’s Chapel Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas and Maxine Rutledge; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Burcy and Sarah Johnson; and nephew, Lonnie Rutledge Box.

Funeral services, Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at 7:00 p.m. from the White’s Chapel Church of Christ with graveside services on held Tuesday. Aug. 14, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in the adjoining cemetery. Roger Hubbert and John Brown officiating.

Survivors include his wife - Mary Ellen Rutledge Turner; sons - Tommy (Donna) Turner, Eldridge, Jeff Turner, Winfield, and Chris Turner, Mobile; granddaughters - Heather Bozeman, Melody Lakey, Kassie Jones, and Ginger Bowen; great-grandsons - Jake Bozeman, Clay Jones, and Tucker Bowen; great-granddaughter - Alexa Bozeman; brother - Edwin “Punk” Turner, Fayette; sisters - Gloria June McAdams, Millport, and Brenda Taylor, Winfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Ed Bowen, Tom Tidwell, Earnest Jordan, Samuel Whitson, George Hubbert, and Clovis Box.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Pritchett, J. C. - Age 83 - Adamsville, AL

J.C. Pritchett, 83, Adamsville, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007.

He was the son of the late Sterling and Elsie Pritchett. He was a member and deacon at Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a charter member of the Forestdale Lions Club, where he was past president, and a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was owner of Pritchett Building Co. and several other business interests for 60 years. He was a member of the Greater Birmingham Home Builders Association. He was a Hall of Fame inductee into the Greater Birmingham Home Builders Association and the Home builders Association of Alabama. He initiated and helped found the Hackleburg High School Scholarship Fund, of which he served as chairman from its inception in 1989 until May 2007. He was a member of the Metropolitan Planning Organization. Mr. Prichett was a Master Journeyman Carpenter. He had a passion for music, especially bluegrass. He played the fiddle and mandolin in a band with his brothers at many family and community functions.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by th following brothers and sisters: Lucille Pritchett Baker, W.T., Thomas, and L.D. Pritchett and Connie Pritchett West.

Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at 11 a.m. from the New Horizon Memorial Chapel with burial in the New Horizon Memorial Gardens. Elder Ernie Stump, Elder Guy Hunt, and Elder Sam Bryant were the officiating ministers.

Survivors include his wife of 61 1/2 years - Willow Dean Pritchett; children - Benny (Jane) Pritchett, Forestdale, Geoff (Melissa) Pritchett and Joy (John) Blevins, both of Adamsville, Jimmy (Cindy) Pritchett, Franklin, Tenn., and Johnny Pritchett, Madison; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers - Eugene (Jean) Pritchett, Forestdale, R.C. Pritchett, Cahaba heights, and Sterling (Frankie) Pritchett, Adamsville; sisters - Grace Pritchett Farr, Adamsville, Flara V. Webb, Gardendale, and Luna Pritchett Hudson, Jasper; and several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.


New Horizon Funeral Home directed the services.

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Gibbs, Mrs. Geannie Uretta - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Geannie Uretta Gibbs, age 89, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, August 24th, 2007 in the Northwest Alabama Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 27th, 2007 at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Ted Burleson and Bro. Todd Clippard officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Gibbs was born in Marion County, Alabama, June 21, 1918 to the late Benjamin and Minnie Crane Armstrong.  She was married to George Gibbs for 71 years, a member of Burleson Church of Christ and she was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband of 71 years, George Gibbs; her children, Ray Gibbs, and Faye McKay; grandchildren, Teresa Estes, Kim Sisk, and Lynn Carter; great-grandchildren, Charles Estes and Cody Estes; sister, Evelyn Crowe; and brother, Lowell Armstrong.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Wood Jr., Carl Richard - Age 83 - Bridgewater, VA. (Formerly of Phil Campbell, AL & Belgreen)

Carl Richard Wood, Jr., age 83, of Bridgewater, VA, died on Sunday, August 26, 2007 at the Bridgewater Home.

He was born in Phil Campbell, AL on July 22, 1924, and was a son of the late Carl Richard Wood, Sr. and Cora Ford Wood. Mr. Wood worked as an insurance executive at OneBeacon Insurance. He was an avid hunter who enjoyed being outdoors. Growing up in Franklin County, AL, Mr. Wood played basketball for Belgreen High School. He served in the U. S. Air Force during World War II from 1942-1945. He received his bachelor's degree from Auburn University where he was also a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He was a member of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church. On March 23, 1947, he was united in marriage to Mary Dudley Wood of Bridgewater, VA who survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Jean Wood Colquett (Ted) of Birmingham; two sons, Alan Richard Wood (Missy) of Candler, NC, and William Clarke Wood (Jane) of Bridgewater, VA. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Mary Coston Colquett and Elizabeth McLendon Colquett of Birmingham; Douglas Clarke Wood and Stuart Hardin Wood of Bridgewater, VA; Allyson Wood Carreon (Jeff) of New Milford, NJ, and Brittany Wood Davenport (John) of St. Petersburg, FL; and three great grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for September 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the Lantz Chapel of the Bridgewater Retirement Community. Memorial contributions may be made to Bridgewater Home, Resident Care Fund, 302 N. Second St., Bridgewater, VA 22812 or Alzheimer's Association Piedmont Chapter, P O Box 310, Harrisonburg, VA 22803
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Camren, Ralph Neal - Age 52 - Detroit, AL

Ralph Neal Camren, age 52, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away August 16, 2007, at Marion Regional Hospital in Hamilton, AL.

Mr. Camren was born in Oklahoma, July 29, 1955 to the late Dallas Delmer and Cleta Robertson Camren.  He was married to Beverly VerPorter Camren.  He was a Truck driver.  Ralph had an avid interest in fishing, camping and hunting.  He was a Godly man who really loved the Lord.  He loved his family very much.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly VerPorter Camren; a cousin, Leon L. (Sandra) Robertson; a cousin Vanuel Allen (Phyllis) Robertson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service was held Thursday, August 23, 2007, 6:30 p.m. at Barnsville Missionary Baptist Church.  Bro. Ritchie Emerson officiated.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Brown, Miriam Bobo - Age 82 - Berry, AL

Miriam Bobo Brown, age 82, Berry, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2007, in the Lakeland Community Hospital in Haleyville.

Born on Sept. 4, 1924, in Walker County, she was the daughter of the late James Clarence and Maggie Lemon Vickery. She was a resident of Carbon Hill most of her life and a resident of Berry for the last 26 years. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Carbon Hill United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Baxter Bobo and Charlie Brown; son, Rick Baxter Bobo; daughter, Gypsy Anita Swanson; and granddaughter, Nahaliel Hon Cantelli.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home with burial in the Shiloh Cemetery in Kansas. Gary Heathcock was the officiating minister.

Survivors include her sons - Alan (Veda) Bobo, Demopolis, and Tony (Harriett) Bobo, Birmingham; grandchildren - Rusty Swanson, Mike and Matthew Bobo, Eric Montgomery, Amanda Walker, and Allyson Beverly; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great- grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Mikey and Matthew Bobo, Justin Beverly, David and Rick Walker and Rusty Swanson.


Miles Funeral Home directed the services.

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Fincher, Joe Brown, Sr. - Age 75 - Hackleburg, AL

Joe Brown Fincher, Sr., age 75, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Friday, August 31, 2007 at his residence.

Mr. Fincher was  born February 25, 1932, in Marion County, Alabama, to David L. and Ardell Watkins Fincher.  He worked in Construction Work and was a Welder.  Joe Brown Fincher, Sr. was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Visitation, Sunday, September 2, 2007, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Hackleburg First Baptist Church in Hackleburg, AL.  Same day service, Sunday, 4:00 p.m. at the Church with burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg, AL.  Bro. Steve Lawrence officiating.  There will be Military Services. 

He is survived by 4 sons, David Lee (Janet) Fincher, Jerry (Kim) Ficher, Paul (Wanda) Fincher, and Joe (Susie) Fincher, Jr.; 1 daughter, Jennifer (Ken) Soyez; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Ruby (Buck) Grissom, and Sue (Gene) Thomas; 3 brothers, Bill (Jeanette) Fincher, Bonnie (Helen) Fincher, and Clark Fincher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David L. and Ardell Watkins Fincher; 1 son, Ricky Fincher; 1 granddaughter, Jamie Fincher; 3 grandsons, David Fincher, Joe Fincher, III, and Hunter Fincher; and 2 brothers, James Alvin Fincher and Bob Fincher.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to Hackleburg First Baptist Church.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Lockridge,Emily - Age 74 - Grand Rapids, MI     (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Emily Lockridge, age 74, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, August 14, 2007.

Memorial service, 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 23, 2007 at the Brown-Hutcheson Ministries, in Grand Rapids, MI.  Pastor Nathaniel Moody officiating.  Burial in Sunset - Memorial Cemetery in Grand Rapids, MI.

Emily Lockridge is survived by 1 sister, Dolly Honorable; 5 daughters, Mary Lockridge, Susie (Raymond) Smith, Judia Lockridge, Debra Lockridge, and Anettia (Tony) Clark; 2 sons, Johnny Lockridge, and Tyrone Lockridge; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins & many friends.  Special friends:  Eunice Mayfield, Charlene Malone, Ella Vaught, Augustine Sanders, and Denise McCaleb.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mopha & Susie Mae Lockridge and 3 siblings.

Browns Funeral Home, Grand Rapids, MI. Directing.

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.   205-921-3197

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McCraw, Elma - Age 93 - Marietta, GA (Formerly of Sulligent, AL)

Elma McCraw, age 93, of Marietta, GA., formerly of Sulligent, AL., died Monday, August 13, 2007 in the Autumn Breeze Health Care Center in Marietta, GA.

Services held Thursday, August 16, 2007 at 10:00 AM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in the Taylor Springs Cemetery. Bro. Keith Spencer officiating.

Visitation Wednesday 6 – 8 pm at the funeral home.

Born in Lamar County, AL. She is the Daughter of the late Dave and Mary Eliza Taylor Smith and the Wife of the late Floyd McCraw. She had lived in Sulligent, AL and Columbus, MS most of her life and was a member of the Taylor Springs Free Will Baptist Church.

She is Survived by Three Grandchildren, George Hugh Parsons, Jr. of Douglassville, GA, Evelyn G. Parsons of Largo, FL and Kay Parsons of Seattle, Washington and A Great Grandson Christopher Kunce.

She was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Glenda Parsons.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Riggs, Jo Ann - Age 73 - Guin, AL

Jo Ann Riggs, age 73, of Guin, AL, died Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at her residence.

Services held Friday, August 31, 2007, 11AM, from the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Visitation Thursday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home

Born in Shawnee, OK she is the Daughter of the late Earnest C. and Thelma Lucille McMahan Piercey. She had lived in Guin the past 13 years and was a medical secretary. She was a member of the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by her Husband, E.A. Riggs of Guin, AL, Three sons, Michael David (Denie) Riggs of Huntsville, AL, John Mark (Juli) Riggs of Guin, AL and Timothy Paul (Angie) Riggs of Mobile, AL, 9 Grandchildren and a Brother, Ronald Duane Piercey of Del City, OK.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gideon Bibles.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, AL directing.

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Rayburn, Rebecca - Age 73 - Guin, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Rebecca Rayburn, age 63, of Guin, AL passed away Thursday, August 30, 2007 at her residence.

Services held Saturday, September 1, 2007, at 2:00 P.M., from the Guin Church of Christ, where her body will lie in state at the church from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M., just prior to the service time. Burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Don Williams and Dale Hubbert officiating.

Visitation: Friday August 31, 2007 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Born in Marion County Alabama to the late O.J. and Nellie Cox Davis. She graduated from the Hamilton High School and was a member of the Guin Church of Christ. She had worked as Office Manager with her husband at Rayburn and Associates in Hamilton, AL.

Survived by her Husband: Bill Rayburn of Guin, AL, One Daughter: Marcy Whitney of Tuscaloosa, AL, Two Sisters: Shirley Avery of Florence, AL and Annette Davis of Hamilton, AL, and One Grandson: Joshua McDonald.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, O.J. & Nellie Cox Davis, Two Brothers and One Sister.

In Lieu of Flowers Donations to the Guin Church of Christ.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, Alabama directing.

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Hollis, Billy Frank - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL

Billy Frank Hollis, age 75, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007 at his residence.

Visitation, Monday, August 27, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Love Joy Cemetery north of Hamilton.  Bro. Edward Puckett officiating.

Mr. Hollis was born February 16, 2007, in Lamar County, Alabama to the late John Ray and Annie Veola Kizzare Hollis.  He was married to the late Frances Avery Hollis.  He was a retired Supervisor at O'Neil Steel in Birmingham, a Veteran of the Korean War (Conflict), and was a Baptist.

He is survived by 2 sons, Ronnie Franklin (Leann) Hollis and Keith (Brenda) Hollis; a host of grandchildren; and a brother, Willie R. (Virginia) Hollis.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Avery Hollis; 1 daughter, Diann Hollis Yavorsky; and a host of brothers and sisters.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Morris, Sherry - Age 47 - Hamilton, AL

Sherry Morris, age 47, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007 on Hwy. 19 North, Hamilton, AL.

Visitation, Thursday, August 30, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, Friday, August 31, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.  Burial in Popular Springs Cemetery.

She was born February 15, 1960, in Marion County, Alabama to Mary Lois Head and Jimmy Mac Compton.  She was a homemaker and the wife of Harold Stidham.

She is survived by her husband, Harold Stidham; 1 daughter, Jessica Nicole Duke; 1 son, Jared Dwight Duke; her father, Mac (Glenda) Compton; 2 sisters, Lois Ann (Paul) Bush, and Cathy (Greg) Mitchell; 2 brothers Billy Wayne Compton, and Roger (Donna) Compton.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Epling, Harold Dean - Age 52 - Akron, OH 

Harold Dean Epling, age 52 of Akron, Ohio passed away August 25, 2007 at his residence.

Visitation 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 30, 2007,at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Same day funeral service, 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home Chapel.  Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating. 

Mr. Epling was born June 24th, 1955 in Barberton, Ohio to Mary Cooper Epling Witter and the late Chester Epling.  He was a Fork Lift Driver at Malo Products, Inc.

He is survived by his mother, Mary Cooper Witter; 1 brother, Larry Epling; 2 children, Jeremy Epling and Amanda Epling; 2 grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Chester Epling.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Burleson, R. Lee - Age 78 - Bear Creek, AL

R. Lee Burleson, age 78, of Bear Creek, Alabama passed away August 30, 2007 at 1304 3rd Ave., Jasper, AL.

Visitation, Friday, August 31, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2007, at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton.  Bro. Byron Longcrier officiating.

Mr. Burleson was born June 30, 1929 in Marion County Alabama to the late Cleo Belle Burleson and George T. Burleson.  He worked at Wrangler.

He is survived by 2 sons, Ralph Burleson, and Rodger (Pam) Burleson; 2 grandchildren, Ame (Kenneth) Johnsey, and Bart (Beth) Burleson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.  205-921-3197

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Busbee, J.C. - Age 80 - Guin, AL   8/26/07

J.C. Busbee, age 80 of Guin, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Price Busbee, Guin, AL.; son, James Carlson, Jr. (Nancy) Busbee, Winfield, AL.; step-son, Charles (Mary) Crowell, Eldridge, AL.; daughters, Margaret (Randal) Self, Twin, AL., Mary "Sudie" Tucker, Guin, AL., Maedean (Ricky) Hollis, Guin, AL., and Wanda Belk, Phil Campbell, AL.; step-daughters, Karen Bridgeman, Columbus, OH and Leisa (Greg) Shaw, Winfield, AL.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; best friend, Charlie Jones; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Chapel service will be Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 2:00PM with burial in Pisgah Cemetery in Carbon Hill, AL.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Cribbs, Vandora - Age 82 - Sulligent, AL    8/27/07

Vandora Cribbs, age 82, of Sulligent, died August 27, 2007.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Rising Star Baptist Church where the body will lie-in-state beginning at 12 noon.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Green, Alice - Age 82 - Gattman, MS    8/26/07

Ms. Alice Green, age 82, of Gattman, MS, died Sunday, August 26, 2007.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. from the funeral home with burial in Lockhart Cemetery.

Visitation Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 6 to 9 p.m.


Otts Funeral Home directing.
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Roberts, Learah May Moore - Age 91 - Winfield, AL   8/26/07

Learah May Moore Roberts, age 91, of Winfield, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Roberts, Rock City area; son, Mack Roberts, Brilliant; grandchildren, Jeana Estes, Kathy Green and Johnny Mack Roberts; 5 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Chapel service will be Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 11AM with burial in Brilliant Memorial Gardens.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Oakes, Robbie - Age 77 - Sulligent, AL    8/25/07

Robbie Oakes, age 77, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2007.

Funeral services will be Monday, August 27, 2007, at Crews United Methodist Church at 11:00 a.m. Burial in Taylor Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday, August 26, 2007, after 6 p.m.


Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Coleman, Betty Joe - Age 81 - Winfield, AL   8/20/07

Betty Joe Coleman, age 81, of Winfield in the Bazemore Community of Fayette County, passed away Monday, August 20, 2007.

Survivors include her husband, James D. Coleman, Bazemore; sons, Jerry (Mary) Coleman, Louisville, KY, Lorenzo (Flo) Coleman, Chicago, IL and Calvin Coleman, Glen Allen; daughters, Jackie (Chris) McCollum, Montgomery, Aletha (Ronnie) Wilson and Phyllis Blackburn, Bazemore; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Service will be Sunday, August 26, 2007, 2PM from the Piney Grove Church of Christ with burial in Church Cemetery. In State at Church 1 -2 PM. Wake will be Saturday, August 25, 2007, 6 - 8 PM at the funeral home.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Otts, Mary J. - Age 69 - Guin, AL   8/22/07

Mary J. Otts, age 69, of Guin, AL., passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the residence.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 25, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Winfield City Cemetery. Bro. Rick Hopkins and Bro. Howard Hopkins will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday evening, August 24th, 2007, from 6 until 8 p.m. Mrs. Otts was born July 29, 1938 in Marion County, AL to the late Dan and Carrie Mae Nelson Johnson.

She was a member of the Good Samaritan Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. Mrs. Otts was a graduate of Winfield City High School. She was a former vice president of SouthTrust Bank in Birmingham, AL. Survivors: sons, John P. (Donna) Otts II, of Guin and Kenneth C. (Susan) Otts of Birmingham; grandchildren, Kayla Otts, Brittany Otts, Joey Knight, Michael Knight, and Terra Scone; nine great grandchildren.


Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directing.

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Ruby, Fred - Age 84 - Sulligent, AL   8/20/07

Fred Ruby, age 84, of Sulligent, AL., passed away August 20, 2007.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, August 25, 2007, 2 p.m. at Peoples Tabernacle Church with burial with Military honors at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.


Otts Funeral Home Sulligent directing.

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Cantrell, Teresa - Age 38 - Vernon, AL    8/21/07

Ms. Teresa Cantrell, age 38, of Vernon, AL., died August 21, 2007.

Funeral Service will be Friday, August 24, 2007 at 2 p.m. at Vernon Full Gospel Church, with burial in adjoining cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, August 24, 2007, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Stephens, L.D. - Age 81 - Vernon, AL    8/19/07

Mr. L.D. Stephens, age 81, of the Care Center of Vernon, AL., passed away Sunday, August 19, 2007 .

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Wofford Cemetery. Bro. M. H. Hollis will be officiating.

Otts Funeral Home, directing.

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Northam, Drennon - Age 59 - Parachute, CO (Formerly of Lamar County, AL)    8/15/07

Drennon Northam, age 59, of Parachute, CO., formerly of Lamar County, AL, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2007. Funeral service will be Monday, August 20, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Otts Funeral Home Chapel of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Duckworth, Mary Kate Mitchell - Age 81 - Winfield, AL    8/16/07

Mary Kate Mitchell Duckworth, age 81, of Winfield, AL., passed away Thursday, August 16, 2007.

Survivors include son, Eddie (Elizabeth) Duckworth, Columbia, TN; daughters, Linda (Sammy) Cobb, Gordo and Martha Till, Montgomery; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Mamie Lou Norris Langston, Winfield; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Chapel service will be Sunday, August 19, 2001, 2PM with burial in Winfield City Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, August 18, 2007, 6 - 8 PM.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Hyde, Royal Corbett - Age 89 - Birmingham, AL     8/13/07

Royal Corbett Hyde, age 89, of Birmingham, passed away August 13, 2007.

Funeral services will be at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL on Thursday, August 16, 2007, 11:00 a.m. with visitation at 10 a.m. Burial and graveside service at Union Grove Cemetery.


Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL in charge of arrangements.

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Palmer, Terry R. - Age 66 - Addison, AL
(February 25, 1942 - August 27, 2007)

Terry R Palmer, 66 of Addison passed away on Monday, August 27, 2007 in Cullman.

He was born on February 25, 1942 in Arkansas to Martin Palmer and Iona Smith Palmer.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 28, 2007, from 6-9 PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at 10:00 AM at Enmond Field Cemetery in Addison. Bishop Samuel Parker will officiate.

Survived by: Wife – Faye Palmer; Son – Chris Palmer; Daughter – Cindy Gosa; Brothers – Lowie Palmer and Billie Palmer; Sisters – Ruth Powell and Violet Norman; 2 Grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Mother – Iona Smith Palmer; Father – Martin L Palmer.

Nichols Funeral Homes
 

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Jackson, Hershel Lee - Age 66 - Addison, AL
(September 13, 1940 - August 25, 2007)

Hershel Lee Jackson, 66 of Addison passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2007 at his home.

He was born on September 13, 1940 in Lawrence County.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, August 26, 2007, from 6-9PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, August 27, 2007, at 2PM at Friendship Cemetery in Lawrence County. Brother Mike Tidwell will officiate.

Casket Bearers are Dennis Jackson, Pete Bates, John Bates, Bud Bates, James Dale Burnett and Larry Asherbranner.

Survived by: Wife – Sonja K Jackson of Addison; Mother – Cora Burnett of Danville; Daughters – Melinda (David) Cleghorn of Danville, Gail (Steve) Tucker of Addison, and Melanie (Ron) Wilhelm of Houston; 11 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Nichols Funeral Homes
 

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Mobley; June - Age 68 - Haleyville, AL
(June 26, 1939 - August 25, 2007)

Mrs. Mobley, age 68, of Haleyville passed away Saturday, August 25, 2007 in Huntsville, Alabama.

She was a devoted wife for 49 years and well known as a teacher in Lynn, Alabama for 28 years, first as a second grade teacher, then moving to Lynn High School where she taught English for 27 years. Mrs. Mobley was also a long-time member of the Eastern Star.

Visitation will be Monday, August 27, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville where funeral services will be conducted at 11:00AM Tuesday, August 28, 2007. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Natural Bridge, Alabama.

She is survived by: Husband – Terry Powell Mobley; Son – Chris Mobley; Daughter – Anita (Guy) Smith; Sister – Charlotte Colquette; Also grandchildren Hannah, Heather & Hali Smith.

Nichols Funeral Homes
 

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Mobley, Nicholas (Nick) Scott - Age 21 - Haleyville, AL
(July 18, 1986 - August 23, 2007)

Mr. Nicholas (Nick) Scott Mobley, age 21, of Haleyville passed away Thursday, August 23, 2007.

Visitation will be Sunday, August 26, 2007 from 1:00PM till 2:00PM were services will follow at 2:00PM. Burial will be at Thorn Hill Cemetery. Reverend Dareil Comeens will be officiating.

He is survived by: Mother- Jennifer May; Father- James (Michael) Mobley; Brother-Arron (Courtney) Mobley; Sister- Valerie Mobley Comeens

Preceded in death by: Grandfather- Verlon Mobley; Niece- Tia Cason.

Nichols Funeral Homes

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Dorning, Bobby J. - Age 59 - Vinemont, AL
(August 8, 1948 - August 16, 2007)

Bobby Jasper Dorning, 59, of Vinemont passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2007 in Birmingham.

He was born on August 8, 1948 in Cleveland, AL to Billie Jasper Dorning and Ruth Griffee Batey

He served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 18, 2007, from 6-9 Pm at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, August 19, 2007, at 2PM at Nichols Funeral Home. Reverend Stanley Dye will officiate. Burial will be at Jones Chapel Cemetery.

Survived by: Wife – Janie Dorning Mother – Billie Ruth Batey Son – Danny Donaldson Daughters – Penny Jones, Charlotte Sivley, Crystal Young and Jessica Hill; Brother – James Dorning; Sister – Ann Braden Grandchildren – Terry Farley, Blake Hawkins and Scott Young

Preceded in death by: Father – Billie Jasper Dorning.

Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

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