Obituaries

December - 2007

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Abercrombie, William Tony - Age 49 - Helicon, AL    12/4/07

Adair, William Jackson “Buddy” - Age 71 - Sulligent, AL   12/20/08

Baker, Avis Louise - Age 91 - Hodges, AL   12/06/07

Beasley, Dolores Cobb - Age 61 - Winfield, AL    12/20/07

Bishop, Homer - Age 59 - Winfield, AL    12/5/07

Brown, Arlene Vandeventer - Age 80 - Brilliant, AL    12/30/07

Cantrell, Reneé -  Age 30 - Sulligent, AL    12/22/07

Cason, Vera Loyce - Age 92 - Gardendale, AL   12/2/07

Childers, Thurman - Age 76 - Tavares, FL  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)   12/21/07

Clark, Hugh Don - Age 70 - Adamsville, AL  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    12/15/07

Clark Jr., Robert August - Age 61 - Winfield, AL   12/6/07

Cleghorn II, Charles Henry - Age 22 -  Helicon, AL    12/11/07

Colburn, David Ray - Age 40 - Hamilton, AL   12/02/07  (Updated 12/5)

Cox, Nettie May - Age 93 - Sulligent, AL   12/21/07

Craig, Polly Ann Bishop - Age 47 - Fayette, AL      12/27/07

Crosby, Edgar D. - Age - Vernon, AL    12/20/07

Dodd, Kaelia Nacole Deline - Age 3 1/2 - Hackleburg, AL    12/17/07

Dodd, Stephen Dale “Steve” - Age 56 - Winfield, Al    12/22/07

Dodd , Sue Kelley - Age 77 - Gainesville, FL  (Formerly of Eldridge, AL)   12/23/07

 Elliott, Mary Lou Eads - Age 83 - Sulligent, AL    12/28/07

Fawcett, Corbin Cole (Better Known as "Crank-Shaft") - Age 47 - Haleyville, AL/Hamilton, AL   12/14/07

Flynn, Jason Eric- Age 35 - Jasper, AL  (Formerly of Winfield, AL)    12/23/07

Gann, Cluster Lee - Age 83 - Brewton, AL   12/6/07

Green, Nell - Age 71 - Guin, AL    12/21/07

Guin, Roger Clay - Age 71 - Guin/Winfield, AL    12/22/07

Guthery, Lois Flonoy - Age 81 - Aberdeen, MS   12/5/07

Hackett, Frances Whitt - Age 88 - Haleyville, AL    12/10/07

Harrison, Joe Ray - Age 75 - Vernon, AL   12/29/07

Henson, James Harshell - Age 87 - Detroit, AL    12/18/07

Hollis, Charlie Lee - Age 74 - Sulligent, AL    12/29/07

Howell, Willie Estelle Self - Age 92 - Moody, AL   (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)   12/10/07

Hughes, Lisa - Age 30 - Beaverton, AL   12/23/07

Jackson, Nikita Shae - Age 20 - Hamilton, AL   12/7/07

Karr, J. T. - Age 82 - Birmingham, AL (Formerly of Sulligent, AL)  12/18/07

Kitchens, Charlene Edwards - Age - Birmingham, AL (Formerly of Sulligent, AL)    12/17/07

Lindsey, Angela Mecshelle - Age 38 - Hamilton, AL   12/29/07   (Updated 1/2/08)

Lovelady, Herman Hall - Age 93 - Hanceville, AL  (Formerly of Birmingham, AL & Winston County, AL)    12/9/07 

Miles, James William Clarin - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL   12/11/07

Morton, Carolyn Sue - Age 58 - Haleyville, AL    12/5/07

Miles, James William Clarin - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL    12/11/07

Norris, Dewey - Age 104 - Winfield, AL    12/31/07

Palmer, Coy - Age 88 - Sulligent, AL    12/22/07

Parr, Mary Isom - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL   12/21/07   (Updated 1/4/07)

Patterson, Mildred Virginia - Age 91 - Glen Allen, AL    12/30/07

Pennington, Mary Christine - Age 71 - Vernon, AL    12/13/07

Raines, Arlen - Age 78 - Cullman, AL   12/5/07

Robinson, Carlos - Age - Red Bay, AL   12/18/07

Rogers, Raybon - Age 79 - Vernon, AL    12/19/07

Rossin, Charles Edward - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL    12/11/07

Scott, Telmar - Age 88 - Vina, AL    12/17/07

Sharrow, James Lawrence - Age 58 - Hamilton, AL    12/18/07

Sheppard, Randy Lee - Age 51 - Hamilton, AL    12/19/07

Smith, Flora Mae Warren - Age 90 - Winfield, AL    12/10/07

Stanford, Lena E. Holcomb - Age 92 - Brilliant, AL   12/7/07

Sullins, Howard Ray - Age 72 - Hodges, AL   12/18/07   (Updated 1/4/07)

Taylor, Altha Palmer - Age 96 - Hamilton, AL   12/25/07

Tesseneer, Mary Loueda - Age 91 - Hackleburg, AL   12/7/07

Wade, Denny Tyrone - Age 41 - Houston, AL   12/7/07

Wates, Michael - Age 57 - Guin, AL   12/14/07

Watts, Bernice Ollie  - Age 89 - Double Springs, AL    12/3/07

Weeks, Lula Jennette "Nettie" - Age 85 - Beaverton, AL    12/25/07   (Updated 1/13/08)

White, Jirldean - Age 85 - Lake Wales, FL   12/5/07

Wilson, Christine Ray - Age 88 - Cook Springs, AL   ( Formerly 0f Greenwood Springs, MS/Birmingham, AL)   12/21/07

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Colburn, David Ray - Age 40 - Hamilton, AL

David Ray Colburn, age 40, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2007, in Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral Service, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 at Antioch Church, North of Hamilton, AL., Bro. Elvis Cochran and Bro. Doug Swann officiating.

Visitation, Monday, December 3rd, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Church with Burial in Antioch Church Cemetery.

David Ray was born in Winston County, Alabama, October 11, 1967, to Billy Ray and Jean Tice Colburn.  He was married to the former Jennifer Helms and had one son Jamie.  He worked at Buccaneer Homes.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Helms Colburn; 1 son, Jamie Colburn; his mother, Jean Tice Colburn; his grandmother, Artievie Tice; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Ray Colburn; children, Tina Lynn Colburn and Dylan Ray Colburn; his grandparents, Marvin Tice and Rex & Ruth Colburn.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Baker, Avis Louise McCleskey - Age 91 - Hodges, AL
(January 12, 1916 - December 6, 2007)

Avis Louise Baker, age 91, Hodges, Alabama passed away at Russellville Health Care on Thursday, December 06, 2007

She was born in Franklin County, AL on Wednesday, January 12, 1916 to B.A. and Virgie McCleskey.

The visitation will be 5-7 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel on Saturday, December 08, 2007; the 2:00 p.m. funeral service will be held at First Missionary Baptist Church- Hodges on Sunday, December 09, 2007. Bro. Dan Hindman and Marty Guidry will officiate. Interment will be Old Line Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kris Baker, Kory Baker, Dale Lawler, Brian Turner, Mark Moats, and Alan Pulfrey.

She is survived by sons, Eddy Wade Baker and wife Judy - Russellville, AL, Jerry Brent Baker and wife Judy - Rhode Island; granddaughters, Andrea Moats and husband Mark, Mary Jane Turner and husband Brian, Jill Pulfrey and husband Alan, and Kim Baker; grandsons, Kory Baker and Kris Baker; great granddaughters, McCartney Moats, Elizabeth Moats, and Farris Turner; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Baker; parents, B.A. and Virgie McCleskey; 3 brothers; and 3 sisters.

Mrs. Avis Baker was a life long faithful member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Hodges. She was a loving mother, grandmother and a friend to all.

Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville, AL. directing.

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Jackson, Nikita Shae - Age 20 - Hamilton, AL

Nikita Shae Jackson, age 20, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away December 7, 2007 at her residence.

Visitation, Sunday, December 9, 2007, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, Hamilton, AL. with Funeral Service to follow at the Church at 3:00 p.m.  Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.

Nikita Shae Jackson was born January 5, 1987 to Wendy J Jackson.  She was divorced with a 7 month old baby girl, Ariiana Lyn Jackson.

She is survived by her daughter, Ariiana Lyn Jackson; her brother, Braydyc Schell Jackson; her mother, Wendy J. Jackson; her grandmother, Karol K. Lillie; her grandfather, Bob R. Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her uncle, Jerry J. Jackson.

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Howell, Willie Estelle Self - Age 92 - Moody, AL   (Formerly of Hamilton)
(October 3, 1915 - November 10, 2007)

Willie Estelle Howell, age 92 of Moody, AL, formerly of Hamilton, died on November 10, 2007 in Birmingham, AL.

She was born on October 3, 1915 in Hamilton, AL, to Willie and Etta Wigginton Self.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 12-2PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2PM at Nichols Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Sullins Cemetery in Marion County.

Survived by: Son – Jimmy (Wanda) Howell of Moody; Brother – Edsel Self; Sister – Bobbie Frederick; 6 Grandchildren;10 Great Grandchildren;1 Great Great Grandchild.

Preceded in death by: Husband – Clefus O. Howell; Daughter – Agnes Carolyn Blount; 9 Brothers and Sisters.

Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL. directing.

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Hackett, Frances Whitt - Age 88 - Haleyville, AL

Frances Whitt Hackett, age 88, passed away Monday, December 10, 2007, Sister to James Whitt, Haleyville, AL.  Pinkard Funeral Home.  Arrangements Incomplete. 

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Tesseneer, Mary Loueda - Age 91 - Hackleburg, AL   12/7/07

Mary Loueda Tesseneer, age 91, of Hackleburg, AL, passed away Friday, December 7, 2007.  Visitation, December 10, 2007, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon, Funeral Service, 12 Noon.

Pinkard Funeral Home directing.

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Guthery, Lois Flonoy - Age 81 - Aberdeen, MS

ABERDEEN, MS - Lois Flonoy Guthery, 81, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, at her home after several months illness. She was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Marion County, Ala., to the late Carl and Ellis Spruiell Ballard. She lived in the Splunge community for many years. She attended Monroe County schools. She was a member of Splunge Baptist Church. She married Johnnie Leon Guthery in 1941; he died in 1984. She enjoyed quilting, cooking, and caring for and giving to others. She touched the lives of many and helped and gave to them in a special way.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at the E.E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Bro. Louis Coker and Bro. Mac Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the Lann Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Rodger Guthery and Wanda, and Joey Guthery and Regina, all of Sulligent, Ala., and Tim Guthery and Phyllis of Hamilton; five daughters, Barbara Markham and Wayne of Splunge, Joyce Mills and Bill, and Sandra McMichael and Melvin, all of Vernon, Ala., and Myra Hurd and Bobby, and Amie Pinkerton and Terry, all of Aberdeen; two sisters, Ann Knight of Greenwood Springs and Janice Tate of Hamilton, Ala.; 17 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband; a brother, Jim Ballard; a sister, Tommie Lee Ray; and a grandchild, Angelia Shelaine.

Pallbearers will be Mike Markham, Benny Markham, Johnny Guthery, Dewayne Ford, Kevin Guthery and David Mitchell.

Visitation will continue until service time today.

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Cason, Vera Loyce - Age 92 - Gardendale, AL

CASON, VERA LOYCE, age 92 of Gardendale, AL passed away December 2, 2007. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Cordova, AL. She was preceded in death by her husband Nolan Odell Cason. She is survived by her sister, Velma King (Paul); Nephews, Jerry King (Pam) and Jimmy King (Jimmie Lynn) both of Birmingham; Two Great Nieces; Three Great Nephews; Nine Great Great Nieces and Nephews; Step Daughter, Lucille Jowers (Marvin) of Tishomingo, MS and a Host of Friends. A Chapel service will be held on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with visitation from 5:00 'til 6:30 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Itawamba, MS at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday.

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Clark Jr., Robert August - Age 61 - Winfield, AL

ROBERT AUGUST CLARK, JR. age 61 of Winfield, died Thursday, December 6, 2007 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Memorial services will be held at a later date and will be announced by Miles Funeral Home.

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Gann, Cluster Lee - Age 83 - Brewton, AL

MS. CLUSTER LEE GANN,  age 83, of Brewton passed away Thursday, December 6, 2007. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Olive Hill Cemetery.

 

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Bishop, Homer - Age 59 - Winfield, AL

Homer Bishop, age 59 of Winfield, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2007 in the Northwest Medical Center at Winfield.

Homer was born on March 20, 1948 in Steele, Missouri a son of William Porter and Vister Dobbs Bishop; became a resident of Marked Tree, Arkansas where he entered the US Army having served in Vietnam and Korea; after overseas duty, returned to Winfield as was a member of Alabama National Guard 877th Engineering; retired from Bishop Joint Sealing; and attended Apostolic Revival Church at Winfield.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister; two half-sisters; one half-brother; and two step-brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Textor of Winfield; two sons, David (Rachel) Bishop of Columbus, MS and Rogar (Amanda A.) Bishop of Hamilton; two daughters, Beverly Diane (Tim) Sistrunk of St. Petersburg, FL and Ashley Dawn of Blackshear, GA; seven grandchildren, Hannah, Jonathan, Heather, Malorie, Melanie, Macie and Noah Bishop; two brothers, J.P. (Pat) Bishop of Marked Tree, AR and Daniel (Karen) Bishop of Winfield; three half-brothers, Bud, Charlie and Earnest Bishop, all of MS; two sisters, Peggie Joyce (Bob) Inman and Lillie Mae (Herman) Green, both of Winfield; five half-sisters, Dessie Mae Gray of Fayette, Mary Alice Foster of Winfield, Mabeline, Carrie Mae and Velma, all of MS; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Thomas Textor and Phillip Wiginton were the officiating ministers. Burial followed in the Old Union Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Stanford, Lena E. Holcomb - Age 92 - Winfield, AL/Brilliant, AL

Lena E. Holcomb Stanford, age 92 of Winfield, died Friday December 7, 2007 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Ms. Stanford was born January 25, 1915, in Tuscaloosa Co., to Curtis and Ola Mae Cole Holcomb. She retired as a nurse at Loretta Hospital in Chicago, IL, but was a resident of Brilliant most of her life.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Joyce Brownsfield; three brothers, Berly, Travis, and Herbert Holcomb; and a sister, Irene Van Geertson.

She is survived by two sons, Carl (Evelyn) Stanford and Wesley Stanford, Sr. both of Brilliant; three daughters, Christine McGough of Michigan, Tiny Farrell of Brilliant, and Marie (Johnny) Brokema of Chicago, IL; a brother, Frank Holcomb of North Carolina; numerous grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday, December 10, 2007 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Goldmine Church of Christ Cemetery with Jerry Self officiating.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Wates, Michael - Age 57 - Guin, AL

Michael Wates, age 57, of Guin, Alabama, died Thursday, December 13, 2007 in the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin, AL.

Born in Winfield, Alabama, he is the son of Etna Faye Franks Wates and the late Carlos Qudell Wates.  He had lived in the Pea Ridge Community most of his life and was a member of the Zion Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for 21 years.  He was also a member of the Pea Ridge Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Fleeta Cantrell Wates of Guin, AL.; two sons, Phillip (Sabrina) Wates and Richard Wates, all of Guin, AL.; his mother, Etna Faye Franks Wates of Guin, AL.; and 4 grandchildren, Garrett, Mary Beth, Peyton, and Kailee Wates.

Services held Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the Zion Missionary Baptist Church with burial in the Center Cemetery.  Bro. Paul Gray and Bro. Roger Akers officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., F1.17, Chicago IL  60601-7633.

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin AL directing. 

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc., P.O. Box 494, Guin, AL  35563, 205-468-3323, Fax: 205-698-7126.

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Miles, James William Clarin - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL

James William Clarin Miles, age 93, of Hamilton, Alabama, died Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at his residence.

Born in Hamilton, Alabama, he is the son of the late George and Jane Evans Miles and the husband of the late Ella Luevadie Green Miles.  He had lived in Guin and Hamilton most of his life and was a member of the Mt. Willing Free Will Baptist Church.

His is survived by Two Daughters, Easter Lillie (Dan) Boyette of Guin, AL. and Ella Louise Roszell of Hamilton, AL.; a son, Larry Gene Miles of Hamilton, AL.; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren; a special niece, Joyce Miles Thomas and several other nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by 2 sons, James George Miles and Leon Miles and a brother, Clyde Miles.

Services held Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from the Mt. Willing Free Will Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery.  Bro. Donald Kivette officiating.

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

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc., P.O. Box 494, Guin, AL  35563, 205-468-3323, Fax: 205-698-7126.

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Fawcett, Corbin Cole (Better Known as "Crank-Shaft") - Age 47 - Haleyville, AL/Hamilton, AL

Corbin Fawcett, age 47, of Haleyville, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, December 14, 2007.

Visitation, Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Bexar Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

He is the son of Lula "Lu" P. and James H. Fawcett of Hamilton, Alabama.

Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL. directing the services, 3325 Bexar Ave E., Hamilton, AL 35570  205-921-5777.   

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Robinson, Carlos - Age - Red Bay, AL   12/18/07

RED BAY, Ala. – Carlos Robinson died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, at the Helen Keller Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay.

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Scott, Telmar - Age 88 - Vina, AL    12/17/07

VINA, Ala. – Telmar Scott, 88, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Ala. He was born Nov. 17, 1919, in Alabama to Tom and Allie Overton Scott. He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Vina, Ala.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. today, December 19, 2007, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Doyle Peterson and Bro. A.H. Akins officiating. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Vina, Ala.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Scott (Kathy) of Vina, Ala.; three sisters, Artie Reid of Hamilton, Ala., Eloise Mobley of Red Bay and Rosella Pounders of Russellville, Ala.; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Scott; two sons, T.W. Scott and Jackie Scott; his parents, four brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Hewert Scott, Jeramie Scott, Dean Scott, Rodney Scott, Josh Raper and Todd Raper.

Visitation will continue until service time today, December 19, 2007.

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Karr, J. T. - Age 82 - Birmingham, AL 12/18/07

Karr, J. T., age 82, of Birmingham, AL, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 18, 2007.

J.T. Karr was born in Sulligent, AL on December 28, 1924, the son of George Hamp and Izy Rye Karr. J.T. served in the United States Air Force during World War II and during the Korean War. He was retired from East Lake Auto Parts after 25 years of service. He was a member since 1955 of Roebuck Park Baptist Chruch, now NorthPark Baptist Church.

J.T. is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mrs. Stella Karr; his two children, Johnny Karr (Debbie), Donna Cantrell (Tim); four grandchildren, Lindie Jean Wynn (Shane), Jason Karr (Melinda), Kyle Landers and Justin Karr; and a host of family and friends.  J.T. is a first cousin of Judy Webb Mays who is the author of these obituaries at www.49countynews.net .

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Hamp and Izy Rye Karr; sisters, Jearldine "Jerri", Excene Kilgore, and Jimmie Lou Stanford; and brothers, Arnold Karr, and George Rye Karr.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 12:00 Noon at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Trussville. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 6 until 8 p.m. Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.

 

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Kitchens, Charlene Edwards - Age - Birmingham, AL (Formerly of Sulligent, AL)    12/17/07

KITCHENS, CHARLENE EDWARDS Charlene passed quietly away on December 17, 2007.

Charlene was originally from Sulligent, Alabama, where she met and married her late husband John. They relocated to Birmingham and lived happily together for 64 years. Charlene was preceded in death by her oldest son John, Jr., and is survived by her children, Sylvia (John), Bobbie (Jack), Steve (Karen) and daughter-in-law, Dianne; her grandchildren, Shane, Jennifer (Anthony), Rebekah, Jessica, Sunny, Sky, Chrys; and her great grandchildren, Christian, Caleb, Jake and Teresa. Charlene was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church and was a life long Methodist serving in numerous ways throughout the years. As her children were growing up she served as a youth leader, youth Sunday School teacher, choir director and was the church pianist. At Woodlawn Methodist she served as an adult Sunday School teacher, played the piano for several different classes and supported the Church in many different roles. She was always an enthusiastic member of United Methodist Women and never wanted to miss a meeting. In her own words: "The United Methodist Church has provided me the freedom to interpret the will of God in my life in an individual and unique way. My support and loyalty to my Church is next to my loyalty to God." Her faith was exceptional and she set an example for her own family and for many others. Charlene was retired from Jefferson County and served her last years in the Sheriff's Department.

The family would like to thank our wonderful caregivers Marie, Janice, Sheryl, Linda and Tamara for the loving care and support they provided for Charlene and our family. Memorials may be, sent to Woodlawn Methodist Church, 118 55th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35212.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 19, 2007 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 20, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Ridout's Roebuck Chapel, with burial in Forest Crest Cemetery.

Ridout's Roebuck Chapel directing.

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Smith, Flora Mae Warren - Age 90 - Winfield, AL    12/10/07


Mrs. Flora Mae Warren Smith, age 90 of Winfield, passed away Monday, December 10, 2007 in the Golden Living Center at Winfield.

Mrs. Smith was born on September 17, 1917 in Marion Co. a daughter of Walter Terrel and Tennie Virginia Weeks Warren; lifelong resident of Marion Co. in the Winfield area; retired from Brilliant Mfg; widow of Haskel Smith who died in 1971; she loved to travel with her friends; her church affiliation was Free Will Baptist and she attended Fairview United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne and Ellis Smith; and two brothers, Hollie and Grady Warren.

Survivors include three sons, Tony (Susan) Smith of Dickinson, TX, Jerry (Judy) Smith and Jimmy (Shirley) Smith, both of Winfield; two daughters, Bobbie (Bill) Garrett of Hamilton and Mary (Jim) Bostick of Center Point; one daughter-in-law, Yvonne Smith of Winfield; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Wally Armstrong was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Lovelady, Herman Hall - Age 93 - Hanceville, AL  (Formerly of Birmingham, AL & Winston County, AL)    12/9/07
 
LOVELADY, HERMAN, HALL, 93, Formerly Of Birmingham And More Recently Hanceville, Died Sunday Night, December 9, 2007 In Hanceville.

Visitation Will Be From 1 P.M. To 2 P.M. Thursday At Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home In Trussville. Funeral Services, Conducted By Dr. Ron Pate Of Hilldale Baptist Church, Will Follow In The Jefferson Memorial Trussville Chapel At 2 P.M. Private Burial Will Take Place Beside The Grave Of Herman's Wife Of 53 Years.

Herman was born on Nov. 4, 1914, in Winston County to J. I. (Joe) and Emma Alice Lovelady. The farm family reared 10 children, three sons and seven daughters. Herman and wife Lola Mae, married in 1933, had two daughters, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Herman liked to boast that in Lola Mae Clark he had married the prettiest girl in Winston County. Like many of their time and place, the couple started out poor in the midst of the Great Depression but improved their lot over the years with hard work and frugality. Early on, Herman took what employment he could find, sawmilling, road-building or farming. In 1938, he and Lola bought on credit an 80-acre Winston County farm and an old house. They paid off the note with proceeds from cotton they planted, hoed, picked and hauled to town. As their situation improved, they were able in 1948 to build a new house on the farm from lumber Herman had sawn, including heart pine for studs and interior paneling. Their main focus was the rearing and education of their daughters, both of whom became nurses and raised families. In 1957, Herman moved his family to Birmingham, where he had found work with a manufacturer of lumber-processing machinery. This job took him to faraway places like Quebec where he repaired chippers and debarkers. Long after retirement he could still recall how to order two eggs, well done, in the French language prevalent in Quebec. Lola died in 1989. Herman often said that his greatest wish was to join Lola in Heaven, if the Lord is ready. Herman was a member of Hilldale Baptist Church, where he sang in the senior choir.

Surviving are a sister, Gladys Taylor of Decatur; daughter, Doris Glover and her husband, Glyn of Hanceville; daughter, Jackie Lott and her husband, Bob of Waco, Texas; grandchildren, Mike Glover of Houston, Scott Glover and wife, Sharon of Atlanta, Sam Lott of Azle, Texas, Tim Lott and wife Becky of Austin, Texas, Dan Lott of Austin; and great-grandchildren Pamela and Brandon Glover, Garnet and Glyn Glover, Christopher Allison, Seth Lott and Annie Lott.

The family would like to recognize Lester Tidwell, Herman's Sunday School teacher who was like a brother; Valeria Brownlow, who knew Herman since childhood and called him daily during his declining years; Gail Matthews, a neighbor who looked after Papa with tender care; and Hilldale Baptist Church, which embraced him through the church family. It also offers special thanks to Hanceville Nursing Home, whose staff members cared for Herman as lovingly as they would have their own grandfathers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hilldale Baptist Church, 533 Sun Hill Road, Birmingham, AL, 35125.

Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.

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Henson, James Harshell - Age 87 - Detroit, AL    12/18/07

Mr. James Harshell Henson, age 87, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away, Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at the Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, AL.

Visitation, Thursday, December 20, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Service, Friday, December 21, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, AL.  Bro. Jimmy Brumley and Bro. Danny Stanford officiating.  Burial in Cooper Cemetery.

Harshell Henson was born August 27, 1920 to the late Rufus and Ophelia Karr Henson in Marion County, Alabama.  He was married to Rilla Dean Aldridge Henson.

He is survived by his wife, Rilla Dean Aldridge Henson; his son, Darren (Michele) Henson of Bartlett, TN.; grandchildren, Brandon Henson, and Kayla Henson; sister, Dot Holliday of Madison, AL.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Dodd, Kaelia Nacole Deline - Age 3 1/2 - Hackleburg, AL    12/17/07

Kaelia Nacole Deline Dodd, age three and one-half years, of Hackleburg, Alabama passed away Monday, December 17, 2007 at Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2007 at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in New Hope Cemetery.

Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL. directing the services, 3325 Bexar Ave E., Hamilton, AL 35570  205-921-5777. 

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Clark, Hugh Don - Age 70 - Adamsville, AL  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    12/15/07

Hugh Don Clark, age 70, of Adamsville, Alabama, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away, Saturday, December 15, 2007 at Princeton Baptist Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation, Monday, December 17, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at the Fulton Bridge Baptist Church in Hamilton, AL. with burial in Fulton Bridge Cemetery.  The body will lie-in-state from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating.

Mr. Clark was born October 30, 1937 in Marion County, Alabama to the late William Largus and Mammie Nixon Clark.  He was a Crane Operator in an Iron & Metal Company.  He was single.

He is survived by sisters and brothers; Johnnie (Britton) Holloway, Charles (Glenda) Clark, Geneva (Charles) Cox, Betty (Earl) Bass, Ettie Mae (Kenneth) Aldridge, Eugene (Mary) Clark, and Carolyn ( Jimmy) Goggans; and a host of nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Largus & Mammie Clark; 1 brother, John Ed Clark; 1 sister Virginia Dare Clark; 1 nephew, Michael Clark; and 1 niece, Rhonda Christenson.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Rossin, Charles Edward - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL    12/11/07

Mr. Charles Edward Rossin, age 78, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at his residence.

Visitation, Thursday, December 13, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, Friday, December 14, 2007, 11:00 a.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Randy Lee officiating.

Mr. Rossin was born May 5, 2007 in Illinois to the late Charles and Dollie Baggott Rossin.  He was a Heavy Equipment Operator, he was married to Juanita Shaffer Rossin and he was a Veteran of the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Shaffer Rossin; 1 daughter, Desiree Sims, Hamilton, AL.; 1 son, Brice Rossin, Vernon, AL.; 7 grandchildren, Denee Cantrell, Jordan Willson, Grady Sims, Tucker Sims, Grace Sims, Chet Rossin, and Montana Rossin; 1 brother, Bob Rossin, Herrin, IL.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, make donations to the American Heart Association or Hospice.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Sheppard, Randy Lee - Age 51 - Hamilton, AL    12/19/07

Randy Lee Sheppard, age 51, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at Vernon Care Center, Vernon, AL.

Arrangements will be announced at a later date by Marion County Funeral Home.

Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL. directing the services, 3325 Bexar Ave E., Hamilton, AL 35570  205-921-5777. 

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Flynn, Jason Eric  - Age 35 - Jasper, AL  (Formerly of Winfield, AL)

Jason Eric Flynn (lovingly known as “The Flynn”), age 35 of Jasper, died Sunday, December 23, 2007 at Baptist Medical Center – Princeton.

Jason was born January 23, 1972 in Winfield, Marion County, Alabama and a 1990 graduate of Brilliant High School. He attended Bevill State in Fayette and a graduate of the Atlanta Art Institute. He had been a resident of Jasper for the last several years where he managed Cobb Theatres #4.

Jason is survived by his mother, Judy Corkren (Danny) Burnett of Winfield; a brother, Christopher Shane (Lisa) Flynn of Winfield; his grandparents, Harold Corkren of Winfield and L. G. and Audra Flynn of Guin; a niece, Iviekate Flynn; and two nephews, Dillion and Cody Horne.

Jason was preceded in death by his grandmother, Uwanna Corkren.

Funeral services were held Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Brilliant Memorial Gardens with Ray Goggins and Heath Yielding officiating.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Hughes, Lisa - Age 30 - Beaverton, AL

Lisa Hughes, age 30, of Beaverton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, December 23, 2007, at the hospital in Winfield, Alabama.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2007 at the Norwood Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama.  Visitation, Wednesday evening, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel, Sulligent, AL.  Burial will be in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Beaverton, AL.

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Weeks, Lula Jennette "Nettie" - Age 85 - Beaverton, AL

Lula Jennette (Nettie) Weeks, 85, Beaverton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at the family residence in Winfield.

Born in Lamar County, she was the daughter of the late George Washington and Laura Theola Lindsey O ’Mary. She was of the Free Will Baptist faith. She was a resident of Sulligent most of her life. She was retired from the McCoy Manufacturing Plant as an inspector.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Willie Rasberry, Lavada Humbers, and Robbie Carruth; and brothers, Roy and Coy O ’Mary.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Bro. Kenneth Humbers was the officiating minister.

Survivors include her daughters - Juanita Taylor, Vernon, Martha Frakes and Tammy Gilmore, both of Winfield, and Peggy Chaffin, Patricia Weeks, and Virginia Franks, all of Guin; sons - Clyde Weeks, Sulligent, Joe Mack Weeks, Beaverton, and Steve Weeks, Vernon; 40 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

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

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Dodd , Sue Kelley - Age 77 - Gainesville, FL (Formerly of Eldridge, AL)

Sue Kelley Dodd, age 77, of Gainesville, FL, formerly of Eldridge, AL, passed away December 24, 2007.

Mrs. Dodd was born February 1, 1930 in Eldridge, AL to John T. and Clara Jackson Kelley. She worked for Saddler, Saddler, Sullivan, Sharp and Stutts Law Firm in Birmingham for 23 years. Her passions were her family, living on the lake, being around people, music, dance, making others happy, working in her garden and making warm, happy memories.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Lollar Dodd. She is survived by her children, Stephen Lollar Dodd (Virginia Nolan Dodd) of Gainesville, FL, Michael Kelley Dodd (Cynthia Burson Dodd) of Birmingham and Julie Dodd Moore (James Wansie Moore, Jr.) of Fayette; grandchildren, William Taylor Moore, John Michael Dodd, Samuel Kelley Dodd, Whitney Kay Moore, Leslie Dodd Moore, Haney Elizabeth Dodd and William Stephen Dodd; brother, Frank Kelley, Sr.; and many nephews, nieces, cousins, neighbors and friends.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, December 29, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Tucker Cemetery Fund, Eldridge, AL, Alzheimer's Foundation - http://www.alzfdn.org or The American Cancer Society - http://www.cancer.org. You may contact the funeral home for any of these addresses. You may register online at www.kilgoregreenfuneralhome.com. Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Inc. directing.

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Sullins, Howard - Age 72 - Hodges, AL   12/18/07

Howard Sullins, age 72, of Hodges, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, AL.

Visitation Saturday, December 22, 2007, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service at 12:00 Noon in the Chapel.  Burial in New Hope Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.  Bro Walter Jaggers officiating.

Mr. Sullins was born February 13, 1935 in Hodges, AL to Mae Anglin Sullins and the late Ervin Sullins.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and his occupation was a Laborer at Tecumseh Products.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Pauline Sullins; his mother, Mae Anglin Sullins; a son, Dannie Ray Sullins of Hodges, AL., and a son James (Lisa) Mason of Michigan; a daughter, Wilma (Cletus) Smith of Michigan; a granddaughter, Heidi Mason of Michigan; and 3 grandsons, Kirk Anderson, Kyle Mason, and Dean Anderson, all of Michigan.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Taylor, Altha Palmer - Age 96 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Altha Palmer Taylor, age 96, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2007 at the Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, AL.

Mrs. Taylor was born in Marion County, Alabama, December 7, 1911, to Eston and Jennie Palmer.  She was the widow of the late Dewey Taylor.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey Taylor; her parents, Eston and Jennie Palmer; and her sisters, Sally Cross and Zella Fikes.  She is survived by nieces, nephews, and friends.

Graveside service Wednesday, December 26, 2007, at Palmer Church Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Sharrow, James Lawrence - Age 58 - Hamilton, AL

James Lawrence Sharrow, age 58, 509 7th Street S. W., Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at Marion Regional Hospital in Hamilton, Alabama.

James Lawrence Sharrow was born May 25, 1949 in Michigan to Marie Genaw and John A. Sharrow.  He was married to Judy Lynn Karsten Sharrow and was a Press Operator at Speedrack in Hamilton.

Funeral service, Saturday, December 22, 2007, 10:00 a.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Bill Belk officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Lynn Sharrow; 2 daughters, Brenda (Troy) Jones, and Sue (Tom) Schulte; 1 son, Larry (Angie) Sharrow; Step-Children, Angela Wise, Rose Budd, Leanne Budd, and Chastity Karsten; 18 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Watts, Bernice Ollie  - Age 89 - Double Springs, AL

(Died December 3, 2007)

Bernice Watts, 89, of Double Springs, passed away in the early hours of December 3, 2007 at Lakeland Community Hospital. She is the widow of Reverend Milford Watts.

Visitation will be Tuesday 6:00 to 9:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00AM. Burial will follow in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Reverend Clice Rogers and J. D. Snoddy will officiate.

She is survived by: Daughter - Joyce E. Watts; Sisters - Jewel August and Gladys Dickinson; Grandchildren - Kennet Watts, Diane McGill, Jason Watts and Jessica Watts; Also survived by 4 great grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Husband - Reverend Milford Watts; Son - Doyle E. Watts

Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs

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Abercrombie, William Tony - Age 49 - Helicon, AL

(September 3, 1958 - December 4, 2007)

William Tony Abercrombie, ,49, of Helicon died on December 4, 2007. He was born on September 3, 1958 in Jasper, Al to William James Abercrombie and Bonnie Faye Johnson Abercrombie.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday at 2PM at Old Bethel Cemetery in Arley.

Survived by: Wife – Benita Dale Abercrombie; Mother – Bonnie Faye Abercrombie; Father – Billy Abercrombie; Son – Paul Abercrombie; Daughters – Amy (Thomas) Heath and Tonya Abercrombie; Brother – Shawn (Angie) Abercrombie; Sisters – Nina (Doyce) West, Sherry (George) Ward and Dana (Greg) Harper; Grandchildren – Dustin Heath, Bailey Heath, Thomas Heath III, Ensley Perdock Abercrombie, Kerrigan Garrison Abercrombie and Calie Garrison Abercrombie

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White, Jirldean - Age 85 - Lake Wales, FL

(December 15, 1921 - December 5, 2007)

Mrs. White, age 85, of Lake Wales, Florida, passed away December 5, 2007. Visitation and funeral services will be Tuesday at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison. Visitation will begin at noon and continue until service time at 2:00PM. Burial will follow in Inmanfield Cemetery

She is survived by: Daughter - JoAnn Townson; Sons - Howell, Aubrey, Roy and Dallas White; A host of grandchildren and great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by: Husband - Eugene C. White; Son - Cecil White

Nichols Funeral Homes

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Raines, Arlen - Age 78 - Cullman, AL

(January 20, 1936 - December 5, 2007)

Mr. Arlen Raines of Cullman passed away on December 5, 2007 at his residence.

He was born on January 20, 1936 in Pikeville, KY to Bud Raines and Ella Adkins Raines.

Visitation will be Thursday and Friday December 6th and 7th at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison from 6-9PM. Services will be Saturday December 8, 2007 at 11:00AM at Nichols Funeral Home Addison. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Addison.

He is survived by: Wife- Reavil E. Raines; Son- Danny (Tammy) Raines; Daughter- Jo Ella Marks; Sister- Mildred (Van) Sexton; Grandchildren- Steve Arlen Raines, Donald Robert Raines, Jerry David Marks, Elizabeth Renee Marks, and Daniel Ray Marks; Also Four Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Parents- Bud and Ella (Adkins) Raines; Son- Ronnie Raines; Grandson- Danny Jr. Raines; Brothers- Bud Jr., Roy, and Arnold Raines; Sisters- Shirley Bartlett, Lois Ferguson, Patsy Justice, Velva Martin, and Violet McCown

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Morton, Carolyn Sue - Age 58 - Haleyville, AL

(January 4, 1949 - December 5, 2007)

Carolyn Sue Spires Morton, age 58, of Haleyville, passed away at her residence December 5, 2007, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be Friday, December 7, 2007, 2:00PM at Union Grove Baptist Church in the Delmar Community. Mrs. Morton will lie in state at the church from 11:00AM until service time. Reverend David Sanderson will officiate. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

She is survived by: Husband – Johnny Wayne Morton Sr.; Mother – Therline Cook; Son – Johnny Wayne Morton Jr.; Daughter – Susan Newton; Brother – Bill (Evelyn) Spires; Sisters – Diane (John) Roberts, Rita Hendrix & Leta (Duck) Tidwell; 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Father, James Spires; Grandmother, Myrtle Sides

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Wade, Denny Tyrone - Age 41 - Houston, AL 

(May 26, 1966 - December 7, 2007)

Mr. Denny Tyrone Wade, age 41, of Houston passed away December 7, 2007 at his residence.

He was born on May 26, 1966 in Cullman County.

Visitation will be Saturday, December 8, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home Addison from 6-9PM. Services will be Sunday December 9, 2007 at Houston Baptist Church at 2:00PM. Mr. Wade will lie in state from 1-2PM. Rev. Kenny Sudduth, Rev. Donnie Carroll and Rev. Ricky Meeks will officiate. Burial will be at the Houston Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survived by: Wife- Linda Wade; Twin Sons- Justin and Dustin (Bubba) Wade; Daughter- Megan Lay; Parents- Ellis and Annette Wade; Brothers- Timothy (Gina) Wade and Ellis Todd (Lori) Wade; Sister-Tara June (Ray) Yarbrough; Grand Parents- Olen and Cleon Powell and Willodean Wade

Preceded in death by: Grandfather- Freeman Ellis Wade

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Cleghorn II, Charles Henry - Age 22 -  Helicon, AL

(September 3, 1985 - December 11, 2007)

Charles Henry Cleghorn II, 22 of Helicon passed away on December 11, 2007 in Cullman. He was born on September 3, 1985 in Cullman.

Visitation will be on Thursday from 6-9PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

Funeral Services will be on Friday at 2PM at Livingston Chapel United Methodist Church. He will lie in state from 1-2PM. Reverend Ronald Gilbreath will officiate. Burial will be at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survived by: Mother – Kathy Booher; Step Father – Mitch Booher; Grandmother – Mava Jean Cleghorn; Step Grandmother – Eva Booher; Step Brothers – Sean and Ryan Booher; Sisters – Susan (Christopher) Smith and Stephanie Cleghorn; Nieces – Allison and Kelsey Smith; Nephew – Jake Burdenher.

Preceded in death by: Father – Charles Cleghorn

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Lindsey, Angela Mecshelle - Age 38 - Hamilton, AL  

Mrs. Angela Mecshelle Lindsey, age 38 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away December 29, 2007 at her home.

Visitation, Sunday, December 30, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 31, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Love Joy Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.  Bro. Heath Yielding officiating.

Angela Mecshelle (Harris) Lindsey was born in Marion County, Alabama September 10, 1969 to Linda K. Palmer and Troy L. Harris.  She worked at Citi Bank as a Human Resource Specialist.  She is survived by 1 son, Cory S. Lindsey; her mother, Linda K. Palmer Harris; her father, Troy L. Harris; 1 sister, Penny D. Elledge / Mitchell; 1 step-sister, Alice Green; her grandmother, Rosa Harris; her grandfather, Talmer Harris; and her grandmother, Irene Barnes.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kayla Colburn; her grandmother, Maxine Palmer - Reynolds; and her grandfather, Orman "Doc" Palmer.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Childers, Thurman - Age 76 - Tavares, FL  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)  

Thurman Childers, age 76 of Tavares, Florida, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, December 21, 2007 at Waterman Hospital at Tavares, Florida.

 

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday night, December 26, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, Thursday, December 27, 2007, 10:00 a.m. at Liberty Church, Hwy. 19 North.  Burial in Liberty Church Cemetery.

 

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Parr, Mary Isom - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL  

Mary Isom Parr, age 89 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Friday, December 21, 2007 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton.

Visitation, Sunday, December 23, 2007, 1:00 -3:00 p.m. at New Hope Church with funeral service to begin at 3:00 p.m. at the church.  Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery.  Bro. Walter Jaggers officiating.

Ms. Parr was born December 4, 1918 in Pickens, South Carolina to the late Riley and Elizabeth Thomas Gilstrap.  She was a Housewife.  

She is survived by her daughters, Betty (Arthur) Ray of Hamilton, AL., Lorene Mauldwin of Eutah, AL., and Gearldine Wiley of Hodges, AL.; her sons Roy (Carolyn) Holland of Hodges, AL., Charles Isom of Hodges, AL., David (Carol) Isom of Hodges, AL., and Fabian Isom of Hamilton, AL.; a host of step children; 19 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Irene Bentley of Tuscumbia, AL.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Patterson, Mildred Virginia - Age 91 - Glen Allen, AL

Mildred Virginia Patterson, age 91 of Glen Allen, AL., died Sunday, December 30, 2007 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin.

Ms. Patterson was born October 13, 1926 in Fayette County to James Andrew and Lena Estelle Musgrove Patterson. She was a resident of the Glen Allen area most of her life where she was a member of Glen Allen United Methodist Church. She was a 1934 graduate of Winfield High School and assisted her brother, Edwin at Patterson Distributing Co. in Winfield for several years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Edwin Patterson. She is survived by a host of
cousins.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Musgrove Chapel Cemetery with Don Barham officiating.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Harrison, Joe Ray - Age 75 - Vernon, AL

(September 1, 1932 - December 29, 2007)

U.S. Veteran Mr. Joe Ray Harrison, age 75, of Vernon, Alabama, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2007 at the residence in Vernon, Alabama. Funeral services Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Springfield Freewill Baptist Church where the body will lie-in-state from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. with burial in Furnace Hill Cemetery. Bro. Wade Peoples and Bro. John Johnson officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday evening, December 31, 2007, from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.  In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Hospice Northwest – Winfield, AL.

Mr. Harrison was born September 1, 1932 in Lamar County, AL to the late Hobson and Stella Watkins Harrison. He was of the Baptist faith and a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Harrison was previously employed as the Service Manager for Thomas Truck Lease in Columbus, MS. He was the owner and president of Harrison transportation. Mr. & Mrs. Harrison were married 51 years. He enjoyed camping, fishing, traveling, gardening and spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Harrison, Vernon, AL; 1 son, Tommy Joe Harrison, Vernon, AL; 1 daughter: Rita (Tim) Sulek, Montgomery, AL; 4 grandchildren, Brad Harrison, Chase Harrison, Katie (Kevin) West, & Lora (Jerry) Bircheat; 1 great-grandchild, Tyler Harrison; Sisters, Grace (Dempsey) Barnes, Sulligent, AL, Joyce (Donald) Duncan, Vernon, AL; and Sisters-in-law: Betty Harrison & Patsy Harrison.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hobson and Stella Harrison; Brothers, Richard, Curtis and Robert Harrison; and sister, Dean Harrison.

Active pallbearers, Jim Smith, Bennie Ray Corbitt, Robert Allen, Al White, Randy Bell, Heath Black, Darin Black, Justin Black & Rick Harrison. Honorary Pallbearers, Chase Harrison, Brad Harrison, Tyler Harrison, Robert Moore, Dr. Gary Thomas, Dr. John Richardson, Dr. Ira Gore, Morris Delk, Dick Walters, Gene Pennington & Hospice of Northwest Alabama.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent officiating.

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Norris, Dewey - Age 104 - Winfield, AL

Dewey Norris, 104, Winfield, passed away on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Born on July 2, 1903, in Walker County, he was the son of the late Andrew and Jane Plunkett Norris.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at 11 a.m. from the Mt. Pleasant Free Will Baptist Church in Brilliant with burial in the adjoining cemetery. William Atkinson and H.B. Nelson were the officiating ministers.

Survivors include his son - Dewey Norris, Jr., Birmingham; daughters - Jean Pennington, Weaver, and Willodean Adams, Madison, Ill.; special niece - Ilene Myers, Brilliant; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Greg, Doug, and Dwight Norris, Ricky Kimbrell, Wayne Nelson, and Keith Tuck.

Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield directed the service.

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 Elliott, Mary Lou Eads - Age 83 - Sulligent, AL

Mary Lou Elliott, 83, Sulligent, passed away on Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Born on Feb. 22, 1924, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late James Marion and Nona Tidwell Eads. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sulligent Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death her by husband, Edison Emmanuel Elliott; daughter, Wanda June Elliott; brother, Clymon Eads; daughter-in-law, Patsy Eads; and son-in-law, Roy Blaylock.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 31, 2007, at 11 a.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Union Chapel Cemetery in Winfield. Bro. Lynn Godsey was the officiating minister.

Survivors include her sons - Jerry (Karrie) Eads, Tuscaloosa, and Edison “Buddy” (Barbara) Elliott, Vernon; daughters - Brenda (Bobby) Bowles, Fayette, Teresia Fay Blaylock and Betty Elliott, both of Sulligent, and Glenda (Dennis) Tidwell, Eldridge; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directed the services.

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Craig, Polly Ann Bishop - Age 47 - Fayette, AL

Polly Ann Bishop Craig, 47, Fayette, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, in the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

Born on Oct. 12, 1960, in Poinsett County, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Charles Melton and Lena Lela Marcum Bishop. She has been a resident of Fayette for 17 years. She was currently employed at Best Glove Manufacturing Co. in Fayette. She was previously employed with Dollar General in Fayette and as a certified nursing assistant in nursing homes in Alabama and Arkansas. She was a member of the Fayette Church of Nazarene.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home in Winfield. Bro. Don Elledge was the officiating minister.

Survivors include her husband - Calvin Craig; sons - Lee (Tabitha) Davis, Bankston, and Devin Davis and Timothy Craig, both of Fayette; daughters - Nina (Jerrick) Brown, Fayette, and Ashley Paige Frederick, Hamilton; grandchildren - Jacob and Layla Minor; brothers - Tommy Bishop, Marked Tree, Ark. and Matthew Bishop, Osceola, Ark.; sisters - Melena Barnett, Osceola, Ark., Melinda Martin, Kieser, Ark., and Julie Earnest, Pocahontas, Tenn.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Beasley, Dolores Cobb - Age 61 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Dolores Cobb Beasley, age 61 of Winfield, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2007 at her residence.

Mrs. Beasley was born on June 30, 1946 in Jefferson Co. a daughter of Hank and Wynelle Forrester Cobb; resident of Birmingham most of her life; resident of Winfield since 1981; graduate of West End High School in Birmingham; attended one year of College there; member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church; and she was a avid football fan and enjoyed writing poetry.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, John Beasley of Winfield; three sons, Ricky Beasley of Winfield, Tommy Beasley of Auburn and David Beasley of Fayette; one daughter, Bonnie Grindle of Wetumpka; two grandchildren, Zachary Ryan Grindle and Isabelle Grace Beasley; mother, Wynelle Cobb of Leeds; one brother, Wayne Cobb of Florence; two sisters, Yolanda Graves of Leeds and Darlene Skinner of Moody; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Clayton O’Mary was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Winfield City Cemetery with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Guin, Roger Clay - Age 71 - Guin/Winfield, AL

Roger Clay Guin, a businessman who during his fifty-two year career owned and operated various businesses in Winfield and Guin, including a cattle farm, an automotive dealership, a BBQ restaurant, and multiple commercial real estate properties, died December 22nd, 2007 at his home in Winfield. He was 71.

Mr. Guin was born in Guin, AL on September 22, 1936, and resided in the Guin and Winfield areas for his entire life. He graduated from WInfield High School in 1955, and attended the University of Alabama until he returned home to work in his father's meat packing plant and livestock auction, the Clay Guin Packing CO.

In 1958, Mr. Guin ventured into the automotive business with the formation of 3G Car Center, owned by him, his father, and brother. Subsequently, he became a used car buyer for the former Birmingham automobile dealership, Doug Willy Pontiac. In 1966, Mr. Guin purchased a Standard Oil full-service gas station in downtown Winfield, formed the Roger Guin Car Co. at the same location and operated both businesses until 1977 when he purchased the local Oldsmobile dealership and formed Regency Oldsmobile, Inc. The local Chevrolet dealership was then purchased by Mr. Guin in 1982 forming the Regency Chevrolet-Oldsmobile, Inc. which he owned and operated until his retirement from the automotive business in 1998. Mr. Guin then converted his former downtown automotive showroom into a restaurant, Car-Lot BBQ, a business which he and his wife operated until 2005 when the business was sold to his son Kyle, the current owner and operator,

Mr. Guin served in the U.S. Army National Guard from November, 1958 until November 1964. He was a Mason/Shriner, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Winfield, and a member of the Alabama Automobile Dealers Association.

Mr. Guin was preceded in death by his father, Henry Clay Guin, his mother, Ima Lou Howe Guin, his brother, Ronald Gary Guin, and his granddaughter, Jessica Guin. He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Faye Bostick Guin of Winfield, sons, Lt. Col. Philip Clay Guin (Sandy) of Clanton, Gregory Bostick Guin (Dawn) of Winfield, and Christopher Kyle Guin (Amy) of Winfield. He is also survived by his grandsons, Max, Caleb, Ramon, Josiah, Philip, Clay, Will, Gabe, Graham, and Gracen Guin, and his granddaughters, Diana, Megan, Mary, and Hannah Guin, and numerous nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 4:00 PM from the Winfield First United Methodist Church. Gary Heathcock, Venlon Bradford, Charles Ballew, and William E. Atkinson were the officiating ministers. Burial followed in the Guin City Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Dodd, Stephen Dale “Steve” - Age 56 - Winfield, Al

Stephen Dale “Steve” Dodd, age 56 of Winfield, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2007 at his residence.

Steve was born on March 22, 1951 in Winston Co. a son of Henry Audrice and Agnes Maud Johnston Dodd; resident of Winfield most of his life; Vietnam Veteran; previous employment consisted of Joint Sealing in Detroit, MI, Oil Drilling, Carpenter and Manufactured Housing in Guin; he was a member of Winfield Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Allen Dale Dodd; brother, Gary Audrice Dodd; and a nephew, Donnie Sims.

Survivors include one son, Gary Dale (Lila) Dodd of Haleyville; two grandsons, Jonas and Eli Dodd; mother, Agnes Johnston Dodd of Winfield; one brother, Donnie Dodd of Winfield; two sisters, Gail Hubbert of Winfield and Vicki Hegel of San Andreas, CA; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Monday, December 24, 2007 at 11:30 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Pastor Danny Williams and Bro. Jerry Williams were the officiating ministers. Burial followed in the Lynn Cemetery with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Cantrell, Reneé -  Age 30 - Sulligent, AL

Reneé Cantrell age 30 of Sulligent, AL died Saturday December 22, 2007 at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

She was born in Birmingham, AL on February 22, 1977. She later became a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked at a Day Care Center in Irondale, AL and later at the Cook Springs Nursing Home in Cook Springs, AL. After moving to the Sulligent Area she worked at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin, AL. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church.

Survived by her Mother: Pam Hughes of Jasper, AL, her Father: Joseph M. Merrell of Adamsville, AL, One Daughter: Emily Cantrell of Sulligent, AL, One Sister: LaShaye Boman of Nauvoo, AL, One Brother: Travis Merrell of Jasper, AL, A Niece: Anna Scott Boman, a Special Friend: Mitch Cantrell, her Maternal Grandmother: Mary Thompson of Adamsville, AL and her Husband the late James D. Thompson, her Paternal Grandmother: Wilma Merrell of Leeds, AL, and her late Husband Rev. James W. Merrell Jr.

Services held Thursday, December 27, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Bro. Glen Boman officiating.

Visitation Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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

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Green, Nell - Age 71 - Guin, AL

Nell Green age 71 of Guin, AL died Friday, December 21, 2007 at her residence.

Born in Guin, Alabama. She is the Daughter of the late Grover Melvin and Rosa Velma Beasley Smith. She had lived in Guin most of her life and was a member of the Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. She had worked for Health - Tex and Guin Manufacturing.

She is survived by her Husband, Lee Roy Green of Guin, AL, A Daughter, Joanne Green (Damon) Crawford of Guin, AL, A Son, Bill (Eva) Green of Guin, AL, Three Grandchildren, Jennifer (Brent)Watts, Carrie (Kyle) Self and Nichole (Matthew) Kittrell and Five Great Grandchildren, Logan and Kelsy Watts, Gage and Jordon Self and Ivan Kittrell. Four Sisters, Jessie Smith and Ruth Smith Nix, both of Guin, AL Mary Smith Kelly of Detroit, AL and Jean Smith Goforth of Australia. A Brother, Clyde Smith of Guin, AL.

Services held Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 3:00 PM from the Liberty Free Will Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. James Carrington and Bro. Harry Saylor officiating.

Visitation Saturday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.

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

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Wilson, Christine Ray - Age 88 - Cook Springs, AL    (Formerly 0f Greenwood Springs, MS/Birmingham, AL)

Christine Ray Wilson age 88 of Cook Springs AL, died Friday, December 21, 2007 at the Village at Cook Springs Nursing Home in Cook Springs, AL. She had formally lived in Greenwood Springs MS.

Born in Greenwood Springs MS, to the late Wesley and Myrtice Pickle Ray and the wife of the late Arlen Leon Wilson. She was a resident of Greenwood Springs, MS and the Birmingham, AL area most of her life. She was a Homemaker and she was of the Methodist faith.

Survived by Two Daughters: Bobbie ( R.L.) Green of Double Springs, AL, and Betty (Mike) Bainbridge of Moody, AL, One Son: Johnny (Carol) Wilson of Olive Branch, MS. One Brother: Kenneth Ray of Greenwood Springs, MS, Four Grandchildren and Eight Great Grandchildren.

Services held Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Blaylock Cemetery. Bro. Ed Puckett officiating.

Visitation Sunday, December 23, 2007 from 12:00 noon till 2:00 P.M.

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

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Brown, Arlene Vandeventer - Age 80 - Brilliant, AL

Arlene Vandeventer Brown, age 80, Brilliant, Alabama passed away Sunday, December 30, 2007 at her residence.

Ms. Brown was born February 27, 1927 in Rhode Island to the late Joseph and Helen Bryda Silva.  She was a resident of Brilliant, AL. for the past 10 years and a prior resident of Winfield, AL.  She owned and operated a floral design shop in Florence.  She was retired from Ben Franklin Craft Store in Ocala, FL.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Mark Vandeventer, and a sister, Eleanor A. Olivieria.

She is survived by her husband, Verbern R. Brown; 2 sons, Chris Vandeventer, of New Iberia, LA., and Don Vandeventer, of Lexington, OK.; 2 daughters, Laurie Vandeventer, of Dunnellon, FL., and Nancy Hutchinson, of Tuscumbia; 7 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL. directing.

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Hollis, Charlie Lee - Age 74 - Sulligent, AL
(February 26, 1933 - December 29, 2007)
Mr. Charlie Lee Hollis, age 74, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2007 at the residence. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 4, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Bishop Foster Wallace will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.

Mr. Hollis was born February 26, 1933 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Jesse and Kittie Ann Marchbanks Hollis. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Hollis enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hollis, Sulligent, AL; sons, Willie (Linda) Jones, Florida, Lester (Cynthia) Gordon, Florida, Charles DeWayne Hollis, Sulligent, AL, Hank Hollis, Fayette, AL, Don (Robin) Hollis, Tuscaloosa, AL, Louis S. Hollis, Sulligent, AL, Chris (Shannon) Hollis, Sulligent, AL;, daughters, Patricia (Worthy) Collins, Tuscaloosa, AL, Faye Taylor, Florida, Shirley Ann (Cliff) Hargrove, Tuscaloosa, AL, Carolyn Metcalfe, Sulligent, AL, Deidre Lynne Hollis Hughes, Sulligent, AL, La’Shelle Hollis, Winfield, AL; 38 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, special friends, neighbors & other relatives

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Kittie Ann Hollis; and 1 brother, James Ray Hollis.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL. directing.

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Palmer, Coy - Age 88 - Sulligent, AL

(August 1, 1919 - December 22, 2007)

Mr. Coy Palmer, age 88, of Sulligent, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2007 at his residence.

Funeral services, Sunday, December 23, 2007, 7:00 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with cremation to follow. Bro. Lynn McCullar officiating. Visitation, Sunday evening from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Mr. Palmer was born August 1, 1919 in Lamar County, AL to the late William Matthew and Martha Jane Isabell Palmer. He attended Mt. Hebron Methodist Church. Mr. Palmer also enjoyed wood working and horses.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Palmer, Sulligent, AL; sons, Jerry (Jeanetta) Palmer, Florence, AL, and Paul Palmer, Sulligent, AL; daughter, Peggy Lee (Larry) Stalls, Decatur, AL; sisters, Avis Gibson, Beaverton, AL, and Mittie Marie Barder, Winfield, AL; grandchildren, Jeanine Jansen, Jennifer White, Mark Stalls, & Lori Mattingly; great-grandchildren, Chelsea White, Hannah Mattingly, Charlie Stalls, & Abby Mattingly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Matthew and Martha Jane Palmer; infant daughter; brothers, Clifton Palmer and Troy Palmer; and sister, Jewel Smith.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Cox, Nettie May - Age 93 - Sulligent, AL

(December 26, 1913 - December 21, 2007)

Mrs. Nettie Mae Johnson Cox, age 93, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Friday, December 21, 2007 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Funeral services will be Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 3:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Bro. Glenn Hughes and Bro. John Nicholson will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. In Lieu of Flowers family request that it be sent to Pleasant Ridge Cemetery fund or the Forward in Faith Fund at Sulligent First Baptist Church.

Ms. Cox was born December 26, 1913 in Lamar County, AL to the late Cleve and Carrie Harper Johnson. She worked at McCoy Manufactory for 23 years. Ms. Cox was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sulligent, where she was a member of The Young at Hearts at the Church, a Sunday School teacher and Chair of the Special Need Committee. She enjoyed sewing and traveling.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Ella Ray Cox, Sulligent, AL; and several nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleve and Carrie Harper Johnson; husband, Grady Cox; brothers, John R. Johnson, ED Johnson, and Lester Johnson; and her sister, Minnie Sandlin.

Active pallbearers, Ed Johnson Jr., Donnie Johnson, Frank Cox Jr., Chris Cox, Kevin Flynn & Kyle Flynn.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Adair, William Jackson, Jr. “Buddy” - Age 71 - Sulligent, AL
(April 12, 1936 - December 20, 2007)

Mr. William J. “Buddy” Adair, age 71, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2007 at the residence.

Funeral service, Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Furnace Hill Cemetery. Bro. Billy Ray Adams officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Adair was born April 12, 1936 in Lowndes County, MS to Ella Eleise Eaves Adair and the late William Jackson Adair Sr. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Columbus, MS. Mr. Adair was a graduate of Lee County High School in Columbus, MS. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association.

He is survived by his mother, Eleise Adair, Hamilton, MS; wife, Bonita Adair, Sulligent, AL; brothers, Larry (Barbara) Adair, Houston, TX, and Kenneth Adair, Hamilton, MS

He was preceded in death by his father, William Jackson Adair, Sr.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Crosby, Edgar D. - Age - Vernon, AL
(Died December 20, 2007)

Mr. Edgar Crosby of the Care Center in Vernon, Alabama, passed away Thursday December 20, 2007 at the Care Center.

Graveside services and burial, Friday December 21, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery.  Rev. Seaphus Dailey officiating.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Rogers, Raybon - Age 79 - Vernon, AL
(March 10, 1928 - December 19, 2007)

Mr. Raybon Rogers, age 79, of Vernon, passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at St. Francis Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Funeral services, Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Rogers Family Cemetery.  Bro. Tim Markham and Bro. John Graves officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 until 8 p.m.

Mr. Rogers was born March 10, 1928 in Lamar County, AL to the late Hershal and Viola Montgomery Rogers. He owned and operated Rogers Truck Stop. Mr. Rogers also collected coins.

He is survived by his wife, Nell Rogers, Vernon, AL; sons, James A. (Merry) Rogers, Vernon, AL, Randy Rogers, Vernon, AL, and Ronnie (Judy) Rogers, Vernon, AL; daughters, Nelda (Jessie) Barnes, Sulligent, AL, Debbie (Eddie) Pennington, Vernon, AL, and Sandra (Sid) Bounds, Olive Branch, MS; 17 Grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ivernia Corbell, Vernon, AL, and  Norma Bickerstaff, Vernon, AL.

He was preceded in death by her parents, Hershel and Viola Rogers; son, Carlos Dale Rogers; brothers, Charles A., Billy, Ray, and Donald Shields Rogers; sister, Faye Rogers.

Active pallbearers will be Chris Rogers, Chad Rogers, Josh Rogers, Lee Rogers, Jess Barnes, Jamie Pennington and Eric Pennington.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Pennington, Mary Christine - Age 71 - Vernon, AL
(March 30, 1936 - December 13, 2007)

Mrs. Mary Christine “Cricket” Pennington, age 71, of Vernon, Alabama, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2007 at the residence.

Funeral service, Sunday, December 16, 2007 at 2:30 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Wofford Cemetery.

Bro. Raymond Spann and Bro. Donald Parker officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday evening, December 15, 2007 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Mrs. Pennington was born March 30, 1936 in Lamar County, AL to the late Alvin and Lona Barker Pinkerton. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Millport, AL. She was a 1955 graduate of Sulligent High School. She owned and operated Christine's Fabric and Fashions. Mrs. Pennington enjoyed cooking for the family and sewing.

She is survived by her Husband: Wallace Pennington, Vernon, AL; sons, Ronnie (Brenda) Pennington, Columbus, MS, Randall (Wanda) Pennington, Vernon, AL, Tony Hudson, Fredericksburg, VA; daughters, Beverly (Charles) Sutton, Hamilton, MS., Lisa (Ricky) Glasgow, Sulligent, AL, Tanya Forestall, Birmingham, AL; grandchildren, Christy Stanford, Greg Pennington, Gary Sutton, Eric Sutton, Brett Pennington, Brody Pennington, Holly Kilby & Polly Forestall; great grandchildren, Austin Stanford, Andrew Stanford, Alex Stanford, Josie Pennington, Joshua Sutton, Stephen Sutton, Anna Kilby & Gracie Kilby Brother: Harold Pinkerton, Adamsville, AL; Sisters, Maxine Pavella, Sulligent, AL, Ludean Perkins, Collinsville, AL, Jewel Persilo, Adamsville, AL, Lavern Corbett, Vernon, AL, Bobbie McDaniel, Sulligent, AL, Faye Hankins, Guin, AL, and Angie Franks, Trussville, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Lona Pinkerton; grandchildren, Heather Pennington & Conner Forestall; brothers, John Lester, George & Troy Lee Pinkerton; sisters, Willie Hayney, Lorene Pinkerton, Bertha Dyal & Hazel Anderson.

Active pallbearers, Greg Pennington, Austin Stanford, Gary Sutton, Eric Sutton, Brett Pennington, Michael Pennington, Charlie Pennington & Rodney Corbett. Honorary pallbearers, Tim Corbett, Mark McDaniel & Johnny Chism.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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