Obituaries

February - 2007

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Akers, Anna Laura - Age 78 - Fultondale, AL (Formerly of Guin, AL)   2/28/07

Allen, J. C. - Age 80 - Deatsville, AL (Formerly of Detroit/Hamilton)  2/26/07

Ballard, Lucille Webster - Age 80 - Winfield, AL   2/7/07

Barnett, Carolyn  - Age 65 - Haleyville/Phil Campbell, AL  2/2/07

Burrow, Ludie - Age 90 - Gardendale, AL (Formerly of Phil Campbell, AL)   2/12/07

Cagle, Jesse - Age 81 - Winfield, AL    2/7/07

Childers, Martha Jesker - Age 99 - Hamilton, AL   2/13/07

Cleveland, Mattie Lou Cantrell - Age 82 - Hackleburg, AL   2/13/07

Cook, Paul Dwight - Age 65 - Winfield, AL   2/10/07

Duncan, Audrey "Epp" - Age 90 - Sulligent, AL  2/11/07

Dupree, Edsell F. "Ed" - Age 78 - Detroit, AL   2/24/07

Fallin, Velma Elizabeth Tryan - Age 78 - Douglas, GA (Family in Hamilton, AL)  2/7/07

Franks, Ruth Oliver - Age 68 - Guin, AL   2/26/07

Frizzell, Obie Darr "Dude" - Age 91 - Hamilton, AL (Formerly of Herrin, IL)   2/21/07

Galbreath, Richard "Ricky" James - Age 51 - Hamilton, AL   2/6/07

Green, William David - Age 53 - Vernon, AL   2/8/07 

Greene, Charles Harris - Age 75 - Winfield, AL   2/8/07

Harper, Samprice, Sr. - Age 72 - Brilliant, AL   2/5/07

Hocutt, Neta Jean - Age 71 - Berry, AL   2/12/07

Johnson, Billy Ray  - Age 62 - Eldridge, AL   2/1/07

Jones, Gertie Bell Benton - Age 97 - Guin, AL (Formerly of Hatley, Mississippi)   2/23/07

Kilgore, Charles Terry - Age 66 - Winfield, AL  2/27/07

Kinnan, Nancy "Kathy"  - Age 51 - Hamilton, AL   2/11/07

Landrum, Cathrine Robbie Lee Corkren - Age 79 - Paragould, AR (Formerly of Brilliant, AL)   2/9/07

Lofton, Bro. Millard  - Age 85 - Mooreville, MS   2/3/07

Maples, Eugene Dykes - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL   2/23/07

Matthews, Don - Age 44 - Sulligent, AL   2/8/07

McConnell, James Larry - Age 73 - Fayette, AL   2/13/07

Miller, Bernice Crumpton - Age 46 - Winfield, AL   2/4/07

Mills, Guy Hardin - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL   2/17/07

Norton, Ruby J. - Age 96 - Hamilton, AL   2/22/07

Otts, Charlie E.  - Age 89 - Sulligent, AL    2/1/07

Reed, Hulet M. - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL   2/23/07

Reynolds, Sula Emerson - Age 89 - Hoover, AL (Formerly of Marion County, AL)   2/9/07

Robinson, Elizabeth - Age 63 - Vernon, AL   2/13/07

Sandlin, Sean Alan - Age 22 - Winfield, AL   2/21/07

Sartain, Aaron  - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL   2/5/07

Sprouse, Reverend Alfred Tillman - Age 88 - Birmingham, AL (Formerly of Lamar County)   2/19/07

Taylor, Lena Kate White - Age 77 - Winfield, AL   2/12/07

Terry, Jack "Jackie" Lee  - Age 62 - Hamilton, AL   2/9/07

Tucker, Ethan Ford - Age 5 Months - Winfield, AL   2/11/07

Upton, Wilburn L. "Buck", Age 82 - Millport, AL   2/3/07

Vaughn, Jerry Randall - Age 44 - Winfield, AL   2/4/07

Walker, Gearald Vinson - Age 69 - Hodges, AL   2/20/07

Waters, Gladys Owens - Age 96 - Hoover, AL (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)   2/20/07

Whitman, Lynda Hamby - Age 50 - Haleyville, AL   2/28/07

 

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Charlie E. Otts - Age 89 - Sulligent, AL

Charlie E. Otts, age 89, of Sulligent, AL died Thursday, February 1, 2007 at the Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, AL.

Born in Lamar County to the late Posie and Avie Lockhart Otts and the husband of the late Lucile Williams Otts. He was a life long resident of Lamar County and a member of the DePriest Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He was a farmer for many years and had worked and retired from Hyster Company from the Assembly Department.

Survived by Four Daughters: Avie Lou ( J. B.) Heard of Gattman, MS, Emma Jane Jackson and Mildred (Jack) Lowery all of Sulligent, AL and Hilda Nolen of Hamilton, AL, Two Sons: Earlie (Glennice) Otts of Vernon, AL and Jerry (Sandra) Otts of Sulligent, AL, Three Sisters: Christine Johnson of Yazoo City, MS, Lelia Belle Smith of Arkansas, Dovie Mae Edwards of Amory, MS, Three Brothers; Manuel Otts of Birmingham, AL, A. W. Otts of Texas, and Tommy (Jewel) Otts of Sulligent, AL, Nineteen Grandchildren, Twenty Three Great Grandchildren, and Two Great – Great Grandchildren. One Step Son: Tommy (Ninnie) Robertson of Guin, AL and One Step Daughter: Annette Bobo of Guin, AL.

Preceded in death by his Parents, Wife: Lucile Williams Otts, Second Wife: Rosa Otts, a Daughter: Kathleen Lee, a Grandson: Wayne Lee.

Services held Sunday, February 4, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Bro. Bill Duncan and Bro. Whalon Jones officiating.

Visitation Saturday, February 3, 2007 at the Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Grandsons were pallbearers.


Norwood Funeral Home Inc. of Sulligent, Alabama directing.
 

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Carolyn Barnett - Age 65 - Haleyville/Phil Campbell, AL
(October 8, 1941 - February 2, 2007)

Mrs. Barnett passed away at her residence February 2, 2007.

Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville where services will be held Sunday at 3:30PM. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery in Phil Campbell.

She is survived by her Husband - L. J. Barnett; Sons - Jacky (Elizabeth) and Keith (Frances) Barnett; Daughter - Tammy (Anthony) Cavender; Brothers - Bill, Gary and Ronnie Vickery; Sister - Mildred Smith; 10 grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren and 3 Honorary Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents Van and Lillie Vickery and four brothers.

Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville in charge of services.

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Billy Ray Johnson - Age 62 - Eldridge, AL

Billy Ray Johnson, age 62, of Eldridge, Alabama, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2007 in the Northwest Medical Center at Winfield, Alabama. 

Mr. Johnson was born on May 13, 1944 in Fayette County, AL. to William David and Lula Mae Tucker Johnson.  He was a lifelong resident of the Pleasant Grove Church area in Fayette County.  He retired from Gus Early Lumber Co. in Carbon Hill due to ill health.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny and Larry Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Deloria Estell Johnson of Eldridge; 2 brothers, Gary "Rod" Johnson of Carbon Hill and Earl Wayne Johnson of Eldridge; 2 sisters, Bobbie Nell Tidwell of Eldridge and Patricia Ann Ingle of Nauvoo; a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, February 3, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home.  C. W. Box was the officiating Minister.  Burial followed in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the service

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Bro. Millard Lofton - Age 85 - Mooreville, MS

Bro. Millard Lofton, age 85, of Mantachie, Mississippi passed away Saturday, February 3, 2007 at his home in Mooreville, MS.

He was born to Roy and Vertie Mae Lofton on August 18, 1921 in Lee County, MS.  He met and married Elizabeth Fox of Tupelo, MS April 6, 1940.  He was a minister for the Church of God of Prophecy. 

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth of Mooreville, two daughters, Deborah Wiley of Bartlett, TN, Betty Miller of Mooreville MS, one son, Jimmy Lofton of Birmingham, AL, one brother, Roy Lofton of Mooreville, MS, three sisters, Opal Williams of Quitman, MS, Beverly Steen of Kosciusko, MS, Margaret Parker of Jackson, MS, nine grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, David Lofton and Freddie Lofton, one grandson, Phillip Dover and 3 brothers.

Visitation:  Monday, February 5, 2007 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy in Mooreville, MS

Funeral Services:  Tuesday, February 6, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy in Mooreville, MS. 

Burial in Union Grove Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama in charge of Arrangements . 205-921-3197

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

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Mr. Aaron Sartain - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Aaron Sartain, age 82, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Monday, February 5, 2007 at Marion Regional Nursing Home at Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation:  Wednesday, February 7, 2007 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church West of Hamilton, AL.

Funeral Services:  Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

Burial in Shottsville Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama in charge of Arrangements . 205-921-3197

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

(This obituary will be updated with family information as soon as it is received at 49 County News.Net)

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Richard "Ricky" James Galbreath - Age 51 - Hamilton, AL

Richard Galbreath, age 51 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2007.

Viewing will be Wednesday, February 7, 2007 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton, AL.  Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8, 2007 at the First Baptist Church with Bro. Eddie Davidson and Bro. Randy Wright officiating .  Burial will be in Galbreath Cemetery.

Richard was born October 30, 1955 to Woodie James and Gwen P. Ruffles Galbreath in Waukegan, Illinois.  He worked at NTN Bower as a Machinist.

He is survived by his wife, Angela Gillentine Galbreath; 3 Children, Tara (Collin) Bruce of Florence, AL, Lacy Galbreath of Hamilton, AL, and Todd (Chasity) Galbreath of Hamilton, AL; 1 Stepson, Jamison Parker of Hamilton, AL; 1 grandson, Hunter Galbreath of Hamilton, AL; Mother, Gwen P. Galbreath of Hamilton, AL; 4 Sisters, Jeannette (Don) Moore of Muscle Shoals, AL, Dottie (James) Stidham of Hamilton, AL, Linda (Kerry) Holcomb of Hamilton, AL, and Marilyn (Gary Cline) Taylor of Russellville, AL; 1 Brother, Ronnie (Julie) Galbreath of Hamilton, AL; a Host of Nieces and Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Woodie Galbreath.

Pall Bearers were his Nephews.

In Lieu of flowers, make donations to the "Richard Galbreath" Memorial Fund at 1st National Bank.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama in charge of Arrangements . 205-921-3197

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

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Jack "Jackie" Lee Terry - Age 62 - Hamilton, AL

Jack "Jackie" Lee Terry, age 62, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, February 9, 2007 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, AL.

Funeral Service will be Sunday, February 11, 2007, 2:00 p.m., at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gerald Parker officiating.  Visitation will be 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

Mr. Terry was born in Marion County, Alabama on April 1, 1944 to Golden Lee and Ivey Carter Terry.  He was a Welder in a Welding Shop. 

In addition to his mother, Ivey Carter Terry, he is survived by his Wife, Joan Hall Terry; Children:  Michael Caster, Sheila Jo Terry, Christy Lee Terry, Jody Ann Robbins, and Vickie Marie Terry; 9 Grandchildren; 1 Sister, Joyce (Phillip) Ingle; 1 Brother, Tim (Beverly) Terry; a host of Nieces & Nephews; and Special Friend, Don Emerson.

He was preceded in death by his father, Golden Lee Terry and a brother, Joe Terry.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama in charge of Arrangements . 205-921-3197

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

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Nancy "Kathy" Kinnan - Age 51 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Nancy Kinnan, age 51, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Sunday, February 11, 2007 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Mrs. Kinnan was born August 2, 1955 in Waukegan, IL., to the late Leburn  and Ona Lundy.  She worked at Client Logic.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL., with Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday, at the Funeral Home Chapel, from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m., and services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with burial in the Barnsville Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Kinnan; 1 daughter, Christy Emerson and 1 son, Heath Allison; 3 grandchildren, Nita and Nancy Emerson, and Jonah Kinnan; a son-in-law, Joshua Emerson; and special friend, Lana Davis.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama in charge of Arrangements . 205-921-3197

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

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Mattie Lou Cantrell Cleveland - Age 82 - Hackleburg, AL

Mrs. Mattie Cleveland, age 82, of Hackleburg, Alabama passed away Tuesday Night, February 13, 2007 at Shades Crest Health Care Center in Jasper, AL.

Funeral Services, 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2007 at the Hackleburg First Baptist Church in Hackleburg, AL., Bro. Steve Lawrence officiating.  Burial will be in Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg.

Visitation, Thursday Night, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Church.

Mrs. Cleveland was born October 20, 1924 in Alabama to Oliver Clifton and Lula Mae Nix Cantrell.  She worked as a Supervisor at Wrangler Manufacturing.

She is survived by her 4 Children, Lydia (Dennis) Whitehead of Muscle Shoals, AL, Martha (Gary) Hudson of Hackleburg, AL., Beth McCarley of Hackleburg, AL., and Kerry Pinkerton of Florence, AL.; 8 Grandchildren; 6 Great Grandchildren; 1 Brother, O. C. "Mutt" Cantrell of Gainesville, GA.; 3 Sisters, Lena Mae Wood of Hamilton, AL., Jean Pritchett of Birmingham, AL., and Frankie Pritchett of Birmingham, AL.

She was preceded in death by her Husband King Cleveland; her Parents, O. C. Mutt & Lula Mae Nix Cantrell; and 2 Brothers.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama in charge of Arrangements . 205-921-3197

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

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Martha Jesker Childers - Age 99 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Martha Jesker Childers, age 99, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday Night, February 13, 2007 at Marion Regional Nursing Home at  Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, February 15, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at Happy Hill Church of God of Prophecy, Hamilton, AL.  Visitation will be Wednesday Night, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Church.  Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery.

Mrs. Childers was born in Marion County, Alabama to the late John Wilson and Alberta Page Johnson.  She was a Homemaker and was the widow of the late Ed Childers. 

Survivors include sons, Hobert (Quillia) Childers, Hershel (Christine) Childers, and Bud (Virginia) Childers, all of Hamilton, Alabama; daughters, Maxine Williams, Wilma (Juon) Miller, Nicki C. Nichols, Shirley (Joel) Emerson, and Sis (Dwain) Byrd, all of Hamilton, Alabama and Wanda Boutte of Melrose, Florida; 22 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 22 great great grandchildren; her brother Ralph Johnson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Childers; her parents, J. W. & Alberta Johnson; 3 son-in-laws; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama in charge of Arrangements . 205-921-3197

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

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Ethan Ford Tucker - Age 5 Months - Winfield, AL

Ethan Ford Tucker, Five Month old infant, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2007 at the Northwest Medical Center Winfield, AL.

Born in Winfield, AL to Brennan and Shannon Smith Tucker.

Survived by his Parents; Brennan and Shannon Smith Tucker of Sulligent, AL, One Brother: Harley David Tucker of Sulligent, AL, Maternal Grandparents: Donna Smith of Sulligent, AL and the late Tim Smith, Paternal Grandparents: Margaret Tucker of Eldridge, AL and the late David Tucker, Aunt and Uncle: Jeff and Megan Smith of Sulligent, AL.

Services held Wednesday February 14, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Wofford Cemetery. Bro. Billy Ray Adams officiating.

Visitation Tuesday February 13, 2007 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc of Sulligent Alabama directing.

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Bernice Crumpton Miller - Age 46 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Bernice Crumpton Miller, age 46 of Winfield, passed away Sunday, February 4, 2007 in Winfield.

Mrs. Miller was born on March 8, 1960 in Union Co., Mississippi a daughter of Wayne and Daisy Little Crumpton; resident of Guin area past 30 years; widow of Paul Miller.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Alon Vickery; and a niece, Katrina Crumpton.

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela (Ryan) Parr and Latosha Miller, both of Winfield; three grandchildren, Ethan Breski, Jordan and Ashlyn Parr; one brother, Curtis (Mary Ellen) Crumpton of Winfield; six sisters, Joyce Cook of Tupelo, Betty (Edgar) Williamson of New Albany, MS, Janie (Gary) Dixon of Amory, MS, Linda (Joey) Bumgardner of Hubbertville, Carol (Steve) Dozier of Haleyville and Amanda Crumpton of Guin; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Bro. Billy Robbins was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Holcomb Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.
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Charles Harris Greene - Age 75 - Winfield, AL

Mr. Charles Harris Greene, age 75 of Winfield, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2007 at his residence.

Mr. Greene was born on April 21, 1931 in Marion Co. a son of James Newton Greene and Mary Abigail Harris Greene; lifelong resident of Winfield; 1951 graduate of Winfield High School; retired from 3-M Mfg. at Guin with 37 years of service; member of Winfield Masonic Lodge #304 Shriner; and a member of East Winfield Church of Christ.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, February 10, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Bryan Howell was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Winfield City Cemetery.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, James Greene; and three sisters, Winnie Greene, Mary Alice Westbrooks and Mattie Lee Couch.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Hosch Greene of Winfield; one son, Charles “Charlie” (Janice) Greene Jr. of Northport; two daughters, Jo Anna Dill and Rose Greene Harrod, both of Winfield; two granddaughters, Charlaina Busche and Kate Greene; one sister, Dean Mays of Winfield; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.
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Don Matthews - Age 44 - Sulligent, AL

MR. DON MATTHEWS, age 44, of Sulligent, died Friday, February 2, 2007. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 8, at 1 p.m. at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Gilmer Addition/Sulligent City Cemetery.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Jerry Randall Vaughn - Age 44 - Winfield, AL

Jerry Randall Vaughn, age 44 of Winfield, died Sunday, February 4, 2007 at his residence.

Jerry was born April 7, 1962 in Marion County a son of Shirley (Al) Dozier. He was a lifelong resident of the Winfield area (White Springs Community). He retired from truck driving due to ill health from K & E Trucking at Glen Allen. He had previously been employed with Quantam Construction. He was a member of NRA and North American Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ector and Pauline Hallmark and Estelle Vaughn.

In addition to his mother, Jerry is survived by his wife, Gale Buchanan Vaughn; two daughters, Brandy Vaughn of Fayette and Keri Vaughn of Winfield; two granddaughters, Rhiannon Vaughn and Brynzley Meeks; a grandfather, Orville Vaughn of Winfield; three brothers, James T. “Tim” Vaughn of Glen Allen, Jeff (Sandra) Vaughn of Winfield, and Rodney (Dusti) Vaughn of Carbon Hill; two sisters, Vickie Vaughn of Texas and Cindy (Brandon) Aaron of Dora; and five nieces and nephews, Colby Vaughn, Jasha Vaughn, McKayla Vaughn, Ashton Vaughn, and Jackson Aaron.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 4, 2007 at 11:00 AM from New Life Fellowship Church. Burial followed in Winfield City Cemetery with Jeff Norris officiating.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Lucille Webster Ballard - Age 80 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Lucille Webster Ballard, age 80 of Winfield, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2007 in the Carraway Methodist Medical Center at B’ham. Mrs. Ballard was born on August 25, 1926 in Fayette Co. a daughter of Thomas Andrew and Chessie Atkinson Webster; resident of Bobo Community most of her life; currently a resident of Winfield; graduate of Hubbertville High School and Florence Teacher’s College; retired from Reltoc Mfg; widow of Daniel Ballard; member of White Springs United Methodist Church; and her hobby was antiques.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, J.E., Fred, Ed and Claude Webster; and a grandson, Jonathon Wade Ballard.

Survivors include two sons, Phillip (Margie) Ballard and Warren Ballard; one daughter, Danna Ballard (Phillip) Howell, all of Winfield; ten grandchildren, Roxanne (Mark) Cochran, Melissa
(Boyd) Pate, Mechelle Henderson, Chris (Kelley) Ballard, Brandy
(Brian) Hydrick, Brent Ballard, David Howell, Adam Howell, Jamie
(Mandi) Ballard and Jenifer (Drew) Elmore; 18 great-grandchildren; host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, February 11, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Dwight Geist and Phillip Harkness were the officiating ministers. Burial followed in the White Springs Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Samprice Harper, Sr. - Age 72 - Brilliant, AL

Mr. Samprice Harper Sr., age 72 of Brilliant, passed away Monday, February 5, 2007 in Hackleburg. Mr. Harper was born on November 8, 1934 in Walker Co. a son of Charles Grant “C.G.” Harper and Bernice Stubblefield Harper; previous resident of Farmstead; resident of Marion County since 1980; most of his younger life he was a Boilermaker with Chicago Bridge and Iron then became a self-employed crane operator for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by all his brothers and sisters.

Survivors include two sons, Sam (Cindy) Harper Jr. of Pinson and Robert Harper of Florida; one daughter, Peggy Milam of Trussville; five grandchildren, Amanda Harper, Anna Harper, Butch Beste, Andy Milam and Cody Harper; nieces, nephews and other relatives; the family wishes to extend their gratitude and appreciation to all his special friends and caregivers.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Nathan Wilds was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Center Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Wilburn L. "Buck" Upton - Age 82 - Millport, AL

Wilburn L. "Buck" Upton, age 82, of Millport, died February 3, 2007. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, February 7th at 10 a.m. at Otts Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Asbury Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 3-6 p.m.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Audrey "Epp" Duncan - Age 90 - Sulligent, AL

Audrey "Epp" Duncan, age 90, of Sulligent, Alabama passed away Sunday, February 11, 2007, at McCafferty Home in Carrollton, AL.

Services were Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent with the Rev. Danny Stanford officiating.  Burial followed at Webb Cemetery in Lamar County, AL.

Mr. Duncan was born March 20, 1916, in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Ben and Rosie Webb Duncan.  He was a Baptist and worked as a farmer and saw miller.  He sent the last 14 years at McCafferty Home in Carrollton, Alabama.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, David, Earnest, Ganer Lee, and Cordie Duncan and 4 sisters, Evie Duncan Hawkins, Lou Anna Duncan, Lois Duncan and Velma Vanderford.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent in charge of arrangements.

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Guy Hardin Mills - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL

Guy Hardin Mills, age 79, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away at his home, Saturday, February 17, 2007, after a lengthy illness.

Guy was born in Lee County, Mississippi on Wednesday, March 9, 1927 to William Riley and Reamon Watson Mills.  He taught school in Marion County for 34 years.  He loved to farm and it was said by his wife, Bernice, that he taught school to pay for his Tractor. He was a member for more than 27 years and served as Clerk for Webb Baptist Church in Lamar, County, AL.  Guy met Bernice Webb who was, like him, from the Byrd Community near Hamilton, Alabama.  They married November 19, 1949.  Guy had his schooling interrupted by WWII as did many his age.  Upon returning to the States, after serving his Country in the United States Army in WWII as a rifleman, he continued his education at Itawamba Junior College in Fulton, MS. and he graduated The University of Mississippi at Oxford, MS.  He was an "Ole Miss" fan the rest of his days and loved to watch their Football games on television. 

Visitation will be 1:30 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday, February 18, 2007, with the Funeral Services to be at 4:00 p.m. at the Marion County Funeral Home, East Hwy. 278, Hamilton, AL.  Burial will be in Heritage Memorial Gardens Cemetery at Gu-Win, AL.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice Webb Mills of Hamilton, AL; 1 Son, Michael Keith Mills and his wife Judi of Cottondale, AL; 2 Grandsons, Daniel S. "Dan" and Kevin M. Mills of Tuscaloosa, AL., a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Riley & Reamon Watson Mills; 6 brothers, Emmitt, "D. I." Irsle, Douglas, Iris, Eber, and  Worlie, Mills; 2 sisters, Alma and Gladys Mills; and a Grandson, Kenneth "Kenny" Mills.

Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL in charge of arrangements.

Obituary Submitted by Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama and Judy Webb Mays.

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Walker, Gearald Vinson - Age 69 - Hodges, AL

Gearald Vinson Walker, age 69, of Hodges, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at his residence.

Mr. Walker was born in Marion County, Alabama on July 7, 1937, to Willie E. and Clessie Burleson Walker.  He was the owner of Walker's Appliance Service.  He leaves behind his widow, Barbara Ann Grier Walker.  He was a Veteran and served in the United States Navy.

Funeral Service will be Thursday, February 22, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. from the Hodges Church of Christ in Hodges, Alabama.  Steve Gober and Jeremy Hulsey officiated.  Visitation will be Wednesday night, February 21, 2007 at the Church from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Walker of Hodges, AL; 1 daughter, Wendy (Jimmy) Nichols of Hodges, AL; 2 grandchildren, Justin Chance Nichols and Kaylan Diane Nichols of Hodges, AL; brother and sisters, Glee Walker of Hamilton, AL, Tony D. Walker of Montgomery, AL, and Barbara Franklin of Montgomery, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie E. & Clessie Walker; and a sister , Jean O'Donald.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama in charge of Arrangements . 205-921-3197

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

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Norton, Ruby J. - Age 96 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Ruby J. Norton, age 96, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2007, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, February 24, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. from the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton.  Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery, Co. Hwy. 26, southwest of Hamilton.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama in charge of Arrangements . 205-921-3197

(This obituary will be updated with family information as soon as it is received at 49 County News.Net)

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

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Sprouse, Reverend Alfred Tillman

THE REVEREND ALFRED TILLMAN SPROUSE, 88, died February 19, 2007.

Born in Melbourne, Al., he was educated in the public schools of Lamar County, at Birmingham-Southern College, and at the Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. He held a Doctor of Divinity degree from Athens College. Over the course of his ministry, he served at First Methodist Church in Attalla, Al.; First Methodist Church in Jasper; First Methodist Church in Florence; Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntsville; Central Park United Methodist Church in Birmingham; Trinity United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa; and as district superintendent in Gadsden.

He also served on a wide range of boards and commissions within the Methodist Church. He organized the first Television Radio and Film Commission, serving as the commission's first chairman. He served 15 years as the Clerical Member of the World Methodist Conference, traveling extensively. He helped to organize the Association of Retired Ministers and Spouses of the North Alabama Conference, which included 425 members originally; he later spent 10 years as president of the association. He was elected as a delegate to the Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference in the United Methodist Church in 1956 and again in 1960.

After one of his sermons was printed in Jasper's Daily Mountain Eagle, the World Travel Bureau invited him to tour post-WWII Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. He was chosen for a private audience with Pope Pius XII, and the Pope granted him permission to hold the first Protestant worship service in the ruins of the Roman Coliseum. He visited with Muhammad Naguib, the president of Egypt, and was invited to lunch by General Anwar Al Sadat, who would later become the third president of Egypt. He sat down with Syrian dictator Adib Shishakli and was entertained by both David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel and by King Talal and Crown Prince Hussein in Amman, Transjordan.

He held two George Washington Honor Medals from the Freedom Foundation of Valley Forge, given in recognition of his efforts to bring about a better understanding of the American way of life. He opened the 82nd Congress with prayer in answer to an invitation by the Chaplain of the House of Representatives. He was Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Alabama of Free and Accepted Masons and was appointed Ambassador to the King Solomon Lodge in Old Jerusalem. He retired in June 1983 from Roanoke First United Methodist Church and had spent the last five years at Fair Haven United Methodist Retirement Home in Birmingham.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth Anne Sparks, and by his two sons, Billy (Sandy) of Birmingham, and Timothy (Rosalie) of Philadelphia, Pa. He has five grandchildren-Richard, Sean, William, Michael, and Rosalie Anne-as well as three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 22, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Canterbury United Methodist Church, with Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m.

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Waters, Gladys Owens - Age 96 - Hoover, AL (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)

WATERS, GLADYS OWENS, of Rocky Ridge Retirement Community, Hoover, AL, died February 20, 2007, at age 96.

Born in Haleyville, Alabama, she lived most of her life in Birmingham and was married to Jim H. Waters, Sr., for 54 years before his death in 1986.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Esley and Etta Owens and sister, Opal Owens Holland.  She was a member of Saint Mark United Methodist Church after being an active member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church for most of her life. She was a member of the Fairfield Garden Club and the Veleda Literary Club, and served in PTAs of her children's schools for many years. She attended Athens College and used skills learned in Home Economics for a productive life as a homemaker.

She is survived by sons, Jim H. Waters, Jr. (Sue), Birmingham, AL and Kenneth L. Waters (Judy), Sandy Hook, Connecticut; and daughters Gloria W. Woods (Jim), Hoover, AL and Janice W. Lowe (Dr. Richard), Haleyville, AL. Also missing their "Lollie" will be grandchildren Bradley Waters, Birmingham, AL; Kim Woods Nolen (Ken), Birmingham, AL; Kerri Woods Breeding (Marve), Hoover, AL; Keith Woods (Roslyn), Vestavia Hills, AL; Steve Adams (Kathy), Kingston Springs, TN; Brian Adams (Karen), Daphne, AL; Amy Lowe Sansom (Brian), Nashville, TN: Niki Waters Erb (Chris), Plainsboro, NJ; and Aaron Waters (Karina); Santa Clara, CA; 21 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is survived by one sister, Eileen Swanberg, Albuquerque, NM.

Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 11:00AM on Saturday, February 24, 2007, at the Ridout's Elmwood Chapel. Funeral Service will be at Elmwood Chapel at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 24 with Rev. Diane Snead officiating. Pallbearers will be grandsons. 

The family appreciates the care and attention by Mama's Touch care givers. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Saint Mark United Methodist Church, 2901 Columbiana Road, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216, or favorite charity.

Ridout's Elmwood Chapel, 205-251-7227, is directing.

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Burrow, Ludie - Age 90 - Gardendale, AL (Formerly of Phil Campbell, AL)

LUDIE BURROW, 90, of Gardendale, formerly of Phil Campbell, died Monday, February 12, 2007.

Mrs. Burrow had lived in Gardendale for the last 3 1/2 years; she was a native of Phil Campbell. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Boyce Burrow; parents, James Kenedy and Margaret Ann Frederick Kenedy; son, James Boyce Burrow.

She is survived by her sons, Bill Burrow and wife, Lousie of Mt. Olive, AL; Wayne Burrow and wife, Paula of Mt. Olive, AL; grandchildren, David Burrow and wife, Brenda of Pell City, L, Robert Burrow and wife, Lori of Mt. Olive, AL, Michael Burrow and wife, Nan of Mt. Olive, AL, and Patricia Freeman and husband, Tom of Pelham, AL; 10 great grandchildren; niece, Jane Ogle and husband, Bill of Brandon, MS and brother-in-law, George Burrow of Fresno, CA.

Visitation will be Tuesday, February 13 at Spry Memorial Chapel from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral will be Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Phil Campbell City Cemetery. Bro Scott Green officiating.

 The family expresses their heeartfelt thanks to the staff at Covenant Place and New Beacon Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: New Harmony Baptist Church Building Fund.

Spry Memorial Chapel of Russellville directing.
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Reynolds, Sula Emerson - Age 89 - Hoover, AL (Formerly of Marion County, AL)
 

REYNOLDS, SULA EMERSON, age 89 of Hoover passed away February 9, 2007.

She was born April 29, 1917 in Marion County, AL. She was a long time member of Crestway Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Reynolds.

She is survived by her daughter, Gail (William) Wisener; 2 granddaughters, Deborah (Tim) Wheeler and Rhonda (Jeff) Senkbeil; 5 great grandchildren, Jacqueline, Dylan and Will Wheeler and Neil and Audrey Senkbeil; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Doris McCracken and Blanche Reynolds.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, February 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Ridout's Trussville Chapel with burial to follow in Jefferson Memorial-East. Rev. Mike McLemore officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

A special thanks to the staff of Bruno Cancer Center and Hope Hospice for their care and support. The family appreciates all the care and concern shown by members of Lakeside Baptist Church.

Ridout's Trussville Chapel in charge of arrangements.

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Green, William David - Age 53 - Vernon, AL

GREEN, WILLIAM DAVID, age 53 of Vernon passed away February 8, 2007 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:00 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel of Sulligent, AL., with burial in Hubert Hollis Memorial Cemetery near Beaverton, AL.  Jeff Norris will be the officiating minister.

Mr. Green was born on August 16, 1953, in Lamar County, AL. to Carlos Littleton and Ruthie Mae Young Green.  He was a welder and a logger and was previously employed with Speed Rack in Hamilton, AL.  He attended the First Assembly of God in Sulligent.

He is survived by his parents, Carlos Littleton and Ruthie Mae Young Green; His son, Carlos Green of Sulligent; 1 daughter, Michele Holcomb of Hamilton, AL.; sisters, Lorene (Ricky) Youngblood of Winfield, Joy Fay Maxwell of Beaverton, Wanda Fay Weeks of Sulligent and Shirley (Danny) Sorrells of Vernon; 3 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, George Thomas and Carlos William Green.

Active pallbearers were John Brandon, Danny George, Randy Weeks, Bobby Guyton and Jeffery and Edward Smith.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.

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Cook, Paul Dwight - Age 65 - Winfield, AL

COOK, PAUL DWIGHT, age 65 of Winfield, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the Fayette Medical Center.

Born on December 24, 1941, in Fayette County, he was the son of Nancy Enis Cook and the late Delmer Cook.  he was a lifelong resident of Fayette County in the Ballard Community.  He attended Fayette County schools, earned and associates degree in heating and air conditioning from Bevill State Community College and retired from the Fayette County Board of Education with 22 years of service.  He was a member of the White Springs United Methodist Church.

Chapel service will be Monday, February 12, 2007 at  2:00 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL. with burial to follow in White Springs Cemetery.  Dwight Geist and Wade Sullivan will be the officiating ministers.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca Miles Cook, Winfield, AL; son, Jeffrey (Melanie) Cook, Winfield, AL; 3 granddaughters, Kelsey, Karley and Kinley Cook; mother, Nancy Cook, Fayette, AL; sisters, Bessie Nell Otts and Genine Fowler both of Fayette, AL; brothers, Wayne Cook, Hamilton, AL and Rodney Cook, Lake Jackson, TX; special friend, Diana Miller, Fayette, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Charlotte Cook, Faye Lowry, and Brenda Fowler.

Active pallbearers were Braden, Zane, Dackery and Derreck Miles, Craig Hull, Jamie Guyton, Jeremy Carver, and Billy Stovall, Honorary pallbearers were Curt and Carlton Fowler, Derrick Sims, David Russell and Byron Rye.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Taylor, Lena Kate White - Age 77 - Winfield, AL

LENA KATE TAYLOR, age 77, of Winfield, passed away Monday, February 12, 2007 at her residence.

Ms. Taylor was born May 23, 1929, in Calhoun County, MS., to the late Robert Ashbee and Melinda Ann Linley White.  She was a resident of Winfield for the past 55 years and was previously employed at Health-Tex in Guin, AL, Clifford Industries, and City Laundry in Winfield, AL.  Her church affiliation was Methodist.

Chapel service will be Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 2 PM with burial in Center Cemetery.  B. D. Chambless was the officiating minister.

She is survived by sons, Johnny (Christy) Taylor, Winfield and Roy Lee Taylor, Guin; daughters, Pamela Jean (Michael Doland) Prescott, Winfield, Linda (Gary) Benton and Dianne Brown (Dennis) Heathcock, Guin; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Taylor, Winfield; brother, Curtis Robert White, Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Hocutt, Neta Jean - Age 71 - Berry, AL

HOCUTT, NETA JEAN, age 71, of Berry, AL passed away February 12, 2007.

She retired from Liberty National in 1997 after 37 years of service. Survivors include her brother, James R. Hocutt, sister-in-law, Annette Hocutt, and nieces, nephews, and friends too numerous to mention.

Services will be Saturday, February 17th at 10:30 a.m. at Laughlin - Service Funeral Home, Huntsville, AL, where the family will also be receiving friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday evening, February 16, 2007.

Laughlin - Service Funeral Home, Huntsville, AL

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McConnell, James Larry - Age 73 - Fayette, AL

James Larry McConnell, age 73, of Fayette, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, February 13, 2007.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Posey and Mae Killingsworth McConnell.

He is survived by his wife, Aileene McConnell of Fayette; step-son, Michael (Janet) Sexton of Fayette; and step-granddaughter, Katie Sexton of Fayette.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, Fayette, AL, with burial in the McConnell Section of Fayette Memorial Gardens. Rev. Scott Davis and Rev. Tom Roberts officiating.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Hammonds, Glen Phares, Lohrone Cannon, Thomas Campbell, Robin McConnell and Bill Waldrop.

Nelson Funeral Home directing.

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Robinson, Elizabeth - Age 63 - Vernon, AL

Ms. Elizabeth Robinson, age 63, of Vernon, formerly of Walker County, died February 13, 2007.

Graveside Service on Thursday, February 15, at Boldo Cemetery, Jasper at 1 p.m.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directing.

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Frizzell, Obie Darr "Dude" - Age 91 - Hamilton, AL (Formerly of Herrin, IL)

Obie Darr "Dude" Frizzell, age 91, of Hamilton, Alabama (Formerly of Herrin, IL), passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2007 at his Daughter's residence in Hamilton, AL.

He was born in Herrin, IL, January 11, 1916 to the late William Obie Darr and Mariah Elizabeth Lane Frizzell.  He was a Steel Mill Operating Engineer.

Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. at Johnson - Hughes Funeral Home Chapel, in Herrin, Illinois, Saturday, February 24, 2007. Visitation will be at the Johnson - Hughes Funeral Home Chapel in Herrin, IL, Friday, February 23, 2007, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Burial will be in Herrin City Cemetery in Herrin, IL.

He is survived by 2 Daughters, Pamela McKamy and Ruth Shaffer Cason; 5 Grandchildren, Chet Shaffer, Larry Capps, Sheila Capps, Melinda Capps and Holly Capps; 16 Great Grandchildren; and 3 Great Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William & Mariah Frizzell; Wife, Ruth Juanita Frizzell; and a Grandchild, Lynette Shaffer.

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

Information provided by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. 205-921-3197

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Maples, Eugene Dykes - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Eugene Dykes Maples, age 78, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away at his residence Friday, February 23, 2007.

Funeral Service will be Sunday, February 25, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL., Bro Ricky Mann officiating.  Visitation will be 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, February 24, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in Sullins Schoolhouse Cemetery, Northeast of Hamilton.

Mr. Maples was born June 22, 1928 in Georgia to the late Noah and Earnestine Bullard Maples.  He was a Mechanic by trade in an Auto Mechanic Shop. 

He is survived by his wife, Linnie Cagle Maples of Hamilton, AL.; his children, Linda (Verlon) Rackard of Hamilton, AL., Eugene Maples of Hamilton, AL. and Perry Maples of Hamilton, AL., 1 grandchild, Michelle (Michael) Melcher of Bear Creek, AL.; 2 great grandchildren, Matthew Melcher and Maddie Melcher, both of Bear Creek, AL.; 1 brother, Glenn Maples of Florida; and 1 sister Lynette Harper of Georgia.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama in charge of Arrangements . 205-921-3197

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

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Dupree, Edsell F. - Age 78 - Detroit, AL

Mr. Edsell F. Dupree, age 78, of Detroit, Alabama passed away Saturday night, February 24, 2007, in Beverly Health Care Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Funeral Service will be Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL., Bro. Edward Puckett, Bro. Danny Stanford and Bro. Devin Henry officiating.  Visitation will be 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday night at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in Cooper Cemetery, County Hwy. 22, Southwest of Hamilton.

Mr. Dupree was born in Marion County, Alabama on April 4, 1928 to Hugh Arlander & Lou Ila Dupree.  He was a Painter by trade.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Dupree - Hamilton, AL.; children:  Wendell (Shonnie) Dupree - Hamilton, AL., Wade (Pam) Dupree - Detroit, AL., and Timmy Dupree - Detroit, AL.; Grandchildren:  Kelly (Shawn) Robertson - Hamilton, AL., Kerri Dupree - Detroit, AL., Kayla Dupree - Detroit, AL., Kaci Dupree - Detroit, AL., and Taylor Dupree - Hackleburg, AL.; Great Granddaughter:  Kailyn Robertson - Hamilton, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Arlander & Lou Ila Dupree; Brothers and Sisters, Oscar Dupree, Eugene Dupree, Janie Johnson, Luna Hill, and Gloe Brown.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama in charge of Arrangements . 205-921-3197

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama.

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Sandlin, Sean Alan - Age 22 - Winfield, AL

Sean Alan Sandlin, age 22, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2007.

Survivors include his wife, Nikkie Smith Sandlin; son, Phoenix Hayden Sandlin; mother, Teresa Ann Barnes Sandlin; father, Randy Alan Sandlin; brothers, Eric and Adam Robert Sandlin; grandmother, Clydie Sandlin; great-grandmother, Ida Youngblood; all of Winfield; grandfather, Bobby Barnes Sr., Columbus, MS; aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.

Chapel service will be Saturday 11:00 AM with burial in Kelley Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday 6 - 8 PM.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.
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Jones, Gertie Bell Benton - Age 97 - Guin, AL (Formerly of Hatley, Mississippi)

Mrs. Gertie Belle Benton Jones, 97, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2007 at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin, Alabama.

Born in Hatley, Mississippi in 1909, she was the daughter of John Anderson Benton and Ella Franks Benton. Married in 1926 to John Henry Jones (1901-1985). They had six children: Mary Faye (Middleton) Motes of Belle Glade, Florida; Margie Raye (Allen) Palmateer (1929-1999) of Guin, Alabama; John Edward (Doris) Jones of Hodgenville, Kentucky; Sarah Luella (Lee) Cooper of Hamilton, Alabama; George Henry (Virginia) Jones (1938-2004) of Prattville, Alabama; and Donald Arthur (Gwyneth) Jones of Guin, Alabama.

Preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters, she is survived by a brother, Lawrence Benton of Hubbertville, Alabama, four children, ten grandchildren, and a host of great grandchildren.

Mrs. Jones lived in Guin all of her married life. She was a member of the Guin First Baptist Church, and enjoyed quilting and crossword puzzles as hobbies.

Services were held Monday, February 26, 2007 at 2:00 pm from the Chapel. Bro. Don Graham officiated. Interment was in the Guin City Cemetery.

Visitation Sunday, February 25, 2007 from 6 - 9 pm at the funeral home.


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

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Franks, Ruth Oliver - Age 68 - Guin, AL

Ruth Franks age 68 of Guin, AL died Monday, February 26, 2007 in the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin, AL.

Born in Lawrence, County, AL she is the Daughter of the late Buford and Levader Colbert Oliver. She had lived in Guin most of her life and was a member of the Free Water Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by her Husband, Elmus Clifton Franks of Guin, AL, A Daughter, Regina (Ronald) Pratt of Guin, AL, Three Grandchildren, Ladon (Laura) Pratt of Hamilton, AL, Monica (Keith) Ballard of Guin, AL and Marlana (Chris) Franks of Hamilton, AL, 5 Great Grandchildren, Two Brothers, Russell (Augazell) Oliver of Killen, AL and Reeder (Gene) Oliver of Rogersville, AL, several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Jackie Cooper, Four Sisters, Pearl Sharp, Eula Peck, Vermacell Grisham and Virginia Oliver and Four Brothers, Jimmy, Grady, Leo and Tommy Lee Oliver.

Services held Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Liberty Cemetery. Bro. Randy Wright officiating.

Visitation Tuesday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.


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

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Reed, Hulet M. - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL
(April 10, 1922 - February 23, 2007)

Hulet M. Reed, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away February 23, 2007, in Burns Nursing Home. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. February 24th at Old Parker Union Hill Congregational Cemetery in Landersville, AL. Burial will follow. Charles Yielding officiating.
 

Survivors:

3 Sons-Wyane, Tim and Hulet L. Reed.

1 Step-son- Glenn Smith, Jr.

2 Daughters- Barbara Reed and Carol Crosby.

2 Step-daughters- Catherine Feathers and Helen Lanford.


Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville.

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Cagle, Jesse - Age 81 - Winfield, AL

Jesse Cagle, age 81, Winfield, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at Beverly Health Care in Winfield, Alabama.

He was born on February 2, 1926 in Pickens County, AL. to the late Arthie Dodd Cagle and Jesse Cagle, Sr.  He was a WWII Navy Veteran and was retired from the Merchant Marines.

Funeral services were held Friday, February 9, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. from the Randy Lawrence Memorial Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield with burial in the White's Chapel Cemetery in Fayette County.  Jim Harrington was the officiating minister.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Landrum, Cathrine Robbie Lee Corkren - Age 79 - Paragould, AR (Formerly of Brilliant, AL)

Cathrine Robbie Lee Corkren Landrum, age 79 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2007, at the Arkansas Methodist Medical Center.

Ms. Landrum was born June 23, 1927, in Brilliant, Alabama to the late Carvas and Arilla Ashmore Corkren.  She was a homemaker and a member of the Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 12, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. from the Seventh and Mueller Church of Christ in Paragould, Arkansas with burial in the Linwood Cemetery.  Art Smith, Mike Farrar and Larry McFadden were the officiating ministers.

Survivors include her husband, David Landrum; son, Sam (Carolyn) Landrum of Greenway, AR.; daughters, Evelyn (Ronny) Ashbrooks of Memphis, TN., Diann (Greg) Walker of Paragould, AR., and Renea (Tim) Sain of Collierville, TN.; brothers, Cecil Corkren of Swartz Creek, Michigan, Harold Corkren of Winfield, AL., Horace Corkren of Haleyville, AL. and Robert Corkren of Northport, AL.; grandchildren, Amber (David) Powell, Josh (Jasmine) Walker, Adam (Ollie) Landrum, Amy (Daniel) Wilkerson, Daniel (Courtney) Landrum, Laura Anne Ashbrooks and Evan and Logan Landrum; and a great grandchild, Kaydy Powell.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Taft and Robert Corkren; and a sister, Lucille Hewitt.

Pallbearers were Joshua Walker, Adam, Daniel and Logan Landrum, Daniel Wilkerson and David Powell.

Mitchell Funeral Home of Paragould, AR. directed the services.

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Whitman, Lynda Hamby - Age 50 - Haleyville, AL
(October 12, 1956 - February 28, 2007)

Visitation Thursday 6-9:00 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs.

Lynda Hamby Whitman, age 50 of Haleyville passed away February 28, 2007 at her residence. Services will be 11:00 a.m. March 2nd at Union Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Williams Cemetery. Brother Jake Yarbrough and Brother Rayburn Whitman officiating.

Survivors: Parents- James R. and Ruby Whitman of Haleyville; 3 Daughters- Amy Frost of Carbon Hill, Rhonda Kelley of Haleyville and Crystal Pigg of Double Springs; 3 Brothers- James and David Whitman of Haleyville and John Whitman of Bear Creek; 3 Sisters- Doris Barr of Maryland, Frances Whitehead of Haleyville and Judy Kizewski of Dallas, Texas; and 6 Grandchildren.


Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville.

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Akers, Anna Laura - Age 78 - Fultondale, AL (Formerly of Guin, AL)

Anna Laura Akers, age 78, of Fultondale, Alabama, formerly of Guin, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2007, in Birmingham, AL.

Anna Laura was born in Alabama to the late Largus and Maggie Ramey Akers, Sr.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 4, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. Art Rowe was the officiating minister.

Survivors include her sister, Lillie Mae Akers of Fultondale, AL; a brother, Largus M. Akers, Jr. of McCalla, AL; 2 nephews, Ross (Candace) Akers of Chelsea, AL and Stan Akers of McCalla, AL; and 1 great-niece, Amanda Akers of Chelsea, AL.


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

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Kilgore, Charles Terry - Age 66 - Winfield, AL

Mr. Charles Terry Kilgore, age 66 of Winfield, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2007 in the DCH Regional Medical Center at Tuscaloosa. Mr. Kilgore was born on April 12, 1940 in Fayette Co. a son of Charles Terry Kilgore Sr. and Autie Lee Hubbert Kilgore; resident of Fayette most of his life; resident of Winfield past several years; graduate of Fayette County High School; previously employed with Hightower Trucking in Winfield, Newman Trucking in Belk and Estes Electric in Winfield; US Air Force Veteran; and a member of Unity Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Dayna Collins Bagwell; a grandson, Jason Martin Edgil; and a brother, Bud Kilgore.

Survivors include his wife, Banks Estes Kilgore of Winfield; five sons, Tim (Sandi) Estes of Cottondale, Larry Estes, Roger (Charlene) Estes, Vince Estes and Charles (Sharon) Kilgore, all of Winfield; two daughters, Linda Newman of Cottondale and Donna (James) Smith of Winfield; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ted (Margaret) Kilgore of Huntsville; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Venlon Bradford was the officiating minister. Burial followed in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Gu-Win.

Active Pallbearers were David Estes, Vince Estes, Keith Overton, Justin Newman, Shawn Smith and Allen Ambrose.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Allen, J. C. - Age 80 - Deatsville, AL (Formerly of Detroit/Hamilton)

Allen Jr., Mr. J.C., age 80 a resident of Deatsville, Al. went home to be with the Lord on Monday February 26, 2007. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday February 27,2007 at 10 a.m. from the chapel of Brookside Funeral Home. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. with a graveside service at Cooper Baptist Church Cemetery in Hamilton, Al. The Rev. Les R. Snodgrass and Rev. Walter Acre will officiate.

Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his son Bobby Ray Allen. Mr. Allen served as a minister in the Church of God for 20 years. He pastored in the Prattville and Montgomery areas.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63years Essie L. Allen of Deatsville, Al., daughter Glenda Freeman (Ronnie) of Deatsville, Al., sons Jim L. Allen (Susan) of Wetumpka, AL., Dr. Stephen E. Allen (Ann Marie) of Tuscaloosa, Al., David C. Allen (Angel) of Wetumpka, AL., sister Opal Sullins (Jimmy) of Hamilton, AL., brother Claude Allen (Mazie) of Detroit, Al., sister in law Lois Allen of Sulligent, Al., 16 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Music for the service will be performed by Ronnie & Leslie Freeman.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Ronnie Freeman, Jr., Jon Freeman, Matt Freeman, Rusty Allen, Jacob Allen, Andrew Allen and Jody Upchurch. The family will receive friends on Tuesday February 27,2007 from 6-8 p.m. at the funer­al home.

Brookside Funeral Home of Millbrook, AL Directing.

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Fallin, Velma Elizabeth Tryan - Age 78 - Douglas, GA (Family in Hamilton, AL)

Velma Elizabeth Tryan Fallin -DOUGLAS - Mrs. Velma Elizabeth Tryan Fallin, age 78, of Douglas, GA, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at home after an extended illness.

Mrs. Fallin, a native of Grady County, Georgia, was born April 3, 1928. She was the daughter of the late Fred Z. and Mary Castleberry Tryan. She was a homemaker and a Para-Professional with the public School System. Her church membership was at the First Baptist Church in Douglas, GA.

Survivors: Husband, Aubrey Emmitt Fallin; Daughter, Linda Fallin Whipple, Macon, GA; Sons, Kenneth A. Fallin, New York, NY and Ted E. Fallin, Hamilton, AL; Sisters, Mildred Anderson and Evelyn Bracewell, Thomasville, GA, Doris Cassidy, Marietta, GA; Brother, George Tryan, Savannah, GA; Grandchildren, Chanlor Whipple, Taylor Whipple, Metts Whipple, Jennife Fallin, Natalie Fallin, Mallory Fallin and Jay Fallin.

Funeral Services will be held 2P.M., Saturday, February 10, 2007 at The First Baptist Church with Rev. Shep Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Satilla Gardens Cemetery.


Sims Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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