OBITUARIES

JANUARY -  2007

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Allen, Leonard O'Neal, Jr. - Age 83 - Marietta, GA (Formerly of Russellville, AL)   1/9/07

Ausborn, Donnie Mae Burks - Age 81 - Amory, MS (Formerly of Beaverton, AL)   1/10/07

Austin, Melba Joyce Carter  - Age 67 - Hamilton, AL   1/9/07   (Updated)

Bareis, Melinda Burrell - Age 44 - Haleyville, AL  1/2/07

Bartholomew, Wallace Edgar "Wally", Jr. - Age 89 - Winfield, AL   1/2/07

Bendall,  Joyce - Age 75 - Russellville, AL   1/5/07

Berryhill, Rayburn W. - Age 74 - Brilliant, AL   1/19/07

Bradberry, Jacqulyn Ann - Age 78 - Haleyville, AL   1/17/07

Brannon, Sallie Betty Ann Walker - Age 102 - Arley, AL   1/17/07

Bostick, Franklin D. "Frank" - Age 73 - Fairfield, AL (Formerly of Winfield, AL)   1/4/07

Bowling, James Zack  - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL   1/24/07

Boyd, Carl Edward - Age 77 - Littleville, AL   1/9/07

Byrd,  Murray Elmer - Age 96 - Montevallo, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    1/30/07

Caine,  Ben - Age 84 - Fayette, AL   1/14/07

Cantrell, Gereld Ray - Age 61 - Cullman, AL  (Formerly of Beaverton, AL)  1/13/07

Carlton, Alma  - Age 91 - Hamilton, AL   1/8/07   (Updated)

Carpenter, Gilbert Milton  - Age 81 - Birmingham, AL   1/30/07

Chaffin, Gary Michael "Mike" - Age 54 - Winfield, AL   1/29/07

Chapman, Dustin Eugene "Dee" - Age 24 - Mt. Olive, AL   1/13/07

Courington, Margaret Anne - Age 82 - Phil Campbell, AL   1/21/07

Crittenden, Tony Dale, Sr. - Age 59 - Haleyville, AL   1/3/07

Crump,  Paul S., Jr. - Age 52 - Sulligent, AL   1/5/07

Crump, Peggy Tubbs - Age 64 - Nauvoo, AL 1/7/07

Dodd,  Early L. - Age 77 - Reform, Alabama (formerly of Haleyville)   1/11/07

Doss,  Woodrow Allen "Woody" - Age 58 - Winfield, AL   1/30/07

Dyar, Douglas Caldwell  - Age 65 - Hamilton, AL   1/30/07

Erwin, James Olith  - Age 85 - Winfield, AL    1/31/07

Farris, Willie Mae - Age 71 - Pell City, AL   1/6/07

Feltman, Loysine Carter - Age 84 - Birmingham, AL   1/18/07

Fuller, Nancy L. Trimm  - Age 64 - (Formerly of Fayette County)   1/30/07

Galbreath,  Lillian McKay - Age 92 - Hamilton, AL   1/16/07   (Updated)

Gary, Thelma Ludie Ables  - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL   1/24/07   (Updated)

Gault, Florine Myrtle (Rowland) - Age 83 - Oxford, MS   1/12/07

Goodson,  Louise Ledbetter - Age 78 - Selma, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)   1/28/07

Gray, Jake Jackson  - Age 66 - Sulligent, AL   1/31/07

Gregg, Wilma Nell - Age 81 - Hamilton, AL   1/13/07

Griffin, Shirley Ann  - Age 58 - Haleyville, AL   1/17/07

Hackman,  Joe W. - Age 76 - Sulligent, AL   1/9/07

Hackman, Rayborn - Age 55 - Sulligent, AL   1/19/07

Hall, Jimmy Ray - Age 55 - Phil Campbell, AL   1/5/07

Hargett, Linnie Frasier - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL   1/17/07

Harris, Richard Thomas - Age 70 - Haleyville, AL    1/16/07   (Updated)

Hicks, Nannie Mimmie - Age 87 - Haleyville, AL   1/22/07   (Updated)

Hill,  Beatrice Pounders - Age 86 - Russellville, AL   1/5/07

Hollis, Odessa Rasberry - Age 84 - Winfield, AL   1/7/07

Holloway, Helen Olene (Stone) - Age 78 - Vernon, AL   1/14/07

Huguley, Ethel Lee Kelley - Age 97 - Winfield, AL   1/17/07

Hulett, David Wayne  - Age 40 - Sulligent, AL   1/28/07

Hunrath, Louise M. - Age 84 - Royal Oak, MI (Formerly of Russellville, AL)   1/9/07

Jackson, Louise Rye  - Age 89 - Troy, AL (Formerly of the Hatley Community, Monroe County, MS)   1/27/07

Knight, Dennis - Age 76 - Sulligent, AL   1/15/07

Knight, Randal Rufus - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL   1/2/07

Lancaster, Robert "R. C."  - Age 73 - Double Springs, AL   1/9/07

Lindley, Lois  - Age 69 - Hamilton, AL   1/31/07   (Updated)

Lindsey,  Clara Nell Taylor - Age - Hackleburg, AL   1/18/07

Lindsey,  Sallie J. - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL   1/18/07

Long, Jack Carl  - Age 73 - Pea Ridge, AL   1/30/07

McDonald, Ronald Jefferson (R.J.) - 100 - Marion, Al (Formerly of Winfield, AL)   1/21/07

McNece, Elmer - Age 73 - Davis, CA   1/31/07

Manning, Vastie Goode - Age 93 - Portland, OR    1/7/07 

Martin, Verla Stovall Beasley  - Age 94 - Guin, AL   1/26/07

Meigs, Brenda Sue - Age 57 - Cullman, AL   1/1/07

Melton, Leola Godsey - Age 76 - Hamilton, AL   1/29/07   (New 3/7)

Minor, Audie C. - Age 86 - Sulligent, AL   1/8/07

Mitchell, Mary Elizabeth - Age 79 - Hackleburg, AL   1/20/07   (Updated)

Norris, Joseph Odell - Age 85 - Haleyville, AL   1/12/07

Partridge, Lloyd Monroe - Age 60 - Salt Lake City, UT   1/6/07

Peloquin, Margaret Ann - Age 70 - Panama City, FL (Formerly of Russellville, AL)  1/5/07

Phillips, Anna Lou - Age 69 - Lynn, AL   1/22/07   (Updated)

Purser, Earnest Veto - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL   1/22/07

Randolph, William Riley  - Age 98 - Guin, AL   1/12/07

Ray, Ava Dean Stidham - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL   1/20/07   (Updated)

Ray, Ollie Vee Lawler - Age 92 - Sheffield, AL (Formerly of Hackleburg, AL)   1/12/07

Robison, Joe Hubert - Age 87 - Albertville, AL (Formerly of Winfield)   1/1/07

Rushing, J. A. "T" -Age 77 - Haleyville, AL   1/11/07

Simmons, Loyd Pittman - Age 92 - Guin, AL   1/8/07

Smith, Nickolas Allen "Nick" - Age 18 - Hamilton, AL   1/13/07

Smith,  Ora Mae - Age 87 - Guin, AL   1/2/07

Springfield, Mildred (Molly) Baird  - Age 95 - Guin, AL   1/30/07

Stidham, Willodean - Age 82 - Red Bay, AL   1/14/07

Sullins, Phillip Wade - Age 59 - Hodges, AL   1/10/07  (Updated)

Terry, Tina Stewart - Age 37 - Glen Allen, AL   1/16/07

Walker, Robert, Jr.  - Age 74 - Vernon, AL   1/28/07

White, Robert L. - Age 85 - LaPalma, CA (Formerly of Brilliant, AL)   1/10/07

Williams,  Charlene - Age 71 - Hackleburg, AL   1/20/07

 

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Joe Hubert Robison - Age 87 - Albertville, AL (Formerly of Winfield)

JOE HUBERT ROBISON, lovingly known as "Preach" age 87, of Albertville, died Monday, January 1, 2007 at his residence.

Preach was born in Heflin, AL January 10, 1919 to the late Hubert Scott Robison and Emma Raye Lightsey Robison. He attended Snead College and Emory University. He was employed by Southern Railway as a fireman and engineer for 12 years. He entered the ministry in 1948 when he and his wife Margaret "Mrs. Preach" served as counselors for the Birmingham Sub-Districts. His first appointment was in 1951 in Albertville. He served Mt. High, Corbinville, and Nixon Chapel Circuit; St. James Methodist Church in Florence, Carbon Hill Methodist, Beverly Methodist, Rock Methodist, Winfield and Pisgah United Methodist; and retired from St. Andrews Methodist. However, after retirement he served Fairview Methodist in Albertville for 15 years, and continued to serve Oak Hill and Oak Grove. Preach was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over 50 years.

Preach is survived by his wife, Margaret "Mrs. Preach" Robison of Albertville; two daughters, Jo Ann (Mark) Washington of Jacksonville, AL and Marie (Larry) Henson of Guntersville; three grandsons, Scott (Carolyn) Rains of Albertville, Joe Mark (Susan) Washington of Pine Beach, NJ, and Nick (Cindy) Henson of Albertville; and two great grandchildren, Casey and Colin Rains.

There will be a funeral service held Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel with visitation from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. just prior to services. The celebration of Preach's life will be held Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the Fairview Methodist Church in the Hustleville Community of Albertville. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 12:00 PM Wednesday.

Preach requested in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Southern Care Hospice at 219 So. 4th St. Gadsden, AL 35901; Big Oak Ranch at P.O. Box 507 Springville, AL 35146; or Byron Bible Camp at P.O. Box 211 Huron, South Dakota, 57350.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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 Randal Rufus Knight - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL

Randal Rufus Knight, 79 of Hamilton, Alabama died Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at Sunset Manor. 

He was born in Marion County, Alabama on January 14, 1927 to Luther M. and Mary Elizabeth (Cooper) Knight.  Mr. Knight was a well-known businessman around Hamilton, having had a Furniture Store and a Car Lot in Hamilton. 

Visitation was held at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton on January 3, 2007 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. with Funeral Services following at 4:00 p.m. at the Church.  Bro. Eddie Davidson and Bro. Keith Gann officiated.  Burial was in Barnesville Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

Mr. Knight is survived by his Wife, Mary Dell (Scogin) Knight; 2 sons:  Don (Karen) Knight and Keith ( Kay) Knight; 2 daughters:  Elizabeth (Gary) Nix and Brenda (Charles) Ford.

Pall Bearers:  Bravel Jackson, Jim Webb, Bill Gilchrist, Harley Green, Charlie Flatt, Johnny Ray, Gatman Green and Ken Hammitte.

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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Brenda Sue Meigs - Age 57 - Cullman, AL
(July 9, 1949 - January 1, 2007)

Brenda Sue Meigs, 57, passed away in the early morning of Monday, January 1, 2007 at her home in Vinemont, Alabama near Cullman.

She was born on July 9, 1949 in Blountsville, Alabama to Clarence and Willie Barbee.

Visitation was held on Wednesday from 4 - 9 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison, Alabama.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, January 4, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at Sardis Baptist Church. Pastor Perry Knight officiated. Visitation was from 9 - 10 a.m. at the Church prior to services. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery of Sardis Baptist Church.

She is survived by her Husband, Denzil Thurman Meigs; her Son, Larry DeWayne Payne; Daughters, Pamela Sue (Terry) Freeman and Brenda (Duke) McFadden Browder; Sisters, Shirley Coiro, Thelma Cook, Faye Thornton, Barbara Jackson, Janice Wilson and Mary Mayfield; Brothers, Ray Barbee, Donald Barbee and Stanley Barbee; 11 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Father, Clarence Barbee and her Mother, Willie Isol Lawrance and 7 Brothers and Sisters.


Nichols Funeral Home in Addison in charge of Arrangements.

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Ora Mae Smith - Age 87 - GUIN, AL

Ora Mae Smith, 87, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

A native and lifelong resident of Guin, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Jethro Louis and Dilma Catherine Gann Weaver. She was a member of the New Hope Church of Christ.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 4, 2007, at New Hope Church of Christ with Thomas Smith officiating. Burial will be in West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Norwood Funeral Home of Guin, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Reese (J.C.) of Smithville and Diane Plyler (Joe) of Guin, Ala.; three sons, Joe Mac Smith of Haleyville, Ala., Wayne Franklin Smith of Smithville and Randall Smith of Guin, Ala.; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Louise Wilson and Gladys Smith, both of Guin, Ala.; two brothers, J.T. Weaver and Rollen Weaver, both of Guin, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bennett Smith; a daughter, Doris Gaye Wilson; a brother, L.J. Weaver; and a grandchild.

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

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Paul S. Crump, Jr. - Age 52 - Sulligent, AL

Paul S. Crump, Jr.,52, of Sulligent, AL died Friday, January 5, 2007 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Born in Amory, Mississippi, he is the Son of Doris Manning Crump Stanford and the late Paul Stone Crump, Sr. He had lived in the Sulligent area most of his life. He attended the Cedar Grove Baptist Church, was a member of the River Road Hunting Club and was the owner of Crump Timber Company and was a Real Estate developer.

He is survived by his Wife, Becky Strawbridge Crump of Sulligent, AL, A Daughter, Christy (Bruce) Hallman of Northport, AL, Mother, Doris Manning Stanford of Sulligent, AL, Two Step Sisters, Jeanie Perkins and Becky Tucker both of Vernon, AL.

He was preceded in death by his father, Paul S. Crump, Sr., Step Father, Harold D. Stanford, and a Step Brother, Dennis Stanford.

Services held Monday, January 8, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Vernon City Cemetery. Bro. Dickie Dees officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday 6 - 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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Tony Dale Crittenden, Sr. - Age 59 - Haleyville, AL
(July 14, 1948 - January 3, 2007)

Tony Dale Crittenden, Sr., 59, of Haleyville, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2007. He was born on July 14, 1948.

Visitation was Friday, January 5, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyvile, Alabama. The Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2007 with burial to follow in Winston Memorial Cemetery, Haleyville.

Mr. Crittenden is survived by his Wife, Barbara; Sons, Dale, brian and Scott Crittenden and Anthony Perkins; Daughter, Jessica Jones; Brothers, Ted and Billy Crittenden; Sisters, Kay James and Renea Kirkland; and 12 Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, H. A. and Doris Crittenden and a Brother, Aubrey D. Crittenden.

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

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Willie Mae Farris - Age 71 - Pell City, AL
(May 4, 1935 - January 6, 2007)

Mrs. Willie Mae Farris, 71, passed away January 6, 2007, at her residence in Pell City, Alabama.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 - 9 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville where services will be held Tuesday at 12:00 Noon with burial to follow in Lynn Cemetery, Lynn, Alabama.

She is survived by her Son, Carl Kent (Carolyn) Farris; Daughters, Melissa (Junior) Abbott, Cynthia (John) Kelley, Paula (Roger) Raines and Ginger Lovett; Brothers, Houston (Quilla) Dotson and Archie (Christine) Dotson; Sister-in-Law, Nell Dotson and a Best Friend, Peggy German; also 3 Grandchildren, Vanity, Farrell and Caleb Abbott.

She was preceded in death by her Husband, Carl Farris; a Son, Grant Farris; a Brother, Reverend James Dotson; and her Parents, Garland and Darthulia Dotson.

Nichols Funeral Homes of Haleyville, Alabama in charge of Services.

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Alma Carlton - Age 91 - Hamilton, AL

Alma Carlton, 91, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, January 8, 2007 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 9, 2007 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, January 10, 2007.  Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery North of Hamilton.

Alma Carlton was born February 25, 1915 in Marion County Alabama to Ben and Sarah Wiginton Sullins.  Ms. Carlton was a Homemaker.

Survivors include her 2 sons, Charles (Nell) Carlton, Hamilton, Alabama and James (Martha Jane) Carlton, Tupelo, Mississippi; Grandchildren, Perry Carlton and Jimmy Carlton; great grandchildren, Kelsi Carlton and Hunter Carlton; Sisters, Bessie Wright, Lois Mays and Daisy Avery. 

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Ben & Sarah Sullins; her Husband, J. B. Carlton; 2 Sons, Jimmy Carlton and Douglas Carlton; 2 Brothers, Irvin Sullins and Victor Sullins; and 2 Sisters, Ruby Williams and Gertha Holland.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Marion Regional Nursing Home.

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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Melba Joyce Carter Austin - Age 67 - Hamilton, AL

Melba Joyce Austin, 67, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at her residence.

Funeral Services will be at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel, Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.  Visitation, Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at the Funeral Home Chapel from 6 - 9 p.m.  Burial will be in the Barnsville Cemetery Southwest of Hamilton.  Bro. Terry Vintson and Bro. Jeff Fleming officiating ministers.

Melba Joyce was the daughter of the late Olen and Buna Carter.

In addition to her Parents, Melba Joyce was preceded in death by her Brother, Jerry Carter; 1 Grandson, Chris Evans, and a Nephew, Douglas Oswalt.

Survivors include 2 sons, Jimmy (Linda) Holbrook, Hamilton, AL and Kevin (Tammy) Holbrook, Hamilton, AL; 1 Daughter, Anita (Hager) Norris, Hamilton, AL; 1 Brother, Tommy Carter, Hamilton, AL; 1 Sister, Brenda Oswalt, Hamilton, AL; 9 Grandchildren; 3 Great Great Grandchildren; and a host of  Nieces and Nephews.

Marion County Funeral Home in charge of Arrangements.

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Phillip Wade Sullins - Age 59 - Hodges, AL

Phillip Wade Sullins, age 59, of Hodges, Alabama passed away at North MS Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama Wednesday, January 10, 2007.

Visitation Saturday, January 13, 2007, 12:00 Noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Funeral Services to begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery.  Bro. Elvis Cochran officiated.

Mr. Sullins was born April 30, 1947 in Marion County, Alabama to Ervin and Mae (Anglin) Sullins.  He was an Army Veteran and served his country in the Vietnam War.  He was General Manager at Patrick Industries.

Survivors include:  2 Sons, Jason Sullins and  Josh Sullins; 3 Grandchildren; his Mother, Mae Sullins; 2 Brothers, Danny Sullins and Howard (Pauline) Sullins; 2 Sisters, Bobbie (Richard) Lehr and Barbara Grubbs; and a Host of Nieces, Nephews, Family and Friends.

He was preceded in death by:  His Father, Ervin Sullins; and 2 Brothers, Donald Sullins and Jerry Sullins.  

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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Audie C. Minor - Age 86 - Sulligent, AL

Audie C. Minor age 86 of Sulligent, Alabama passed away Monday, January 8, 2007 in the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory, Mississippi.

Born in Lamar County, AL. He is the Son of the late Houston and Emma Kennedy Minor and the Husband of the late Eunice Irma Duncan Minor. He attended the First Baptist Church in Detroit, AL and had lived in the Pine Springs Community all of his life. He was a Veteran of World War II having served in the US Army.

He is survived by One Son: Kim D. Minor of Crossett Arkansas, 3 Grandchildren: Koven Duncan Minor, Katie Dianne Minor and Ever Rose Minor. 2 Sisters, Cora (Collie) Stanford of Sulligent, AL and Linda Brown of Houston, TX.

Services will be Thursday 2:00 pm from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in the Pine Springs Cemetery. Bro. Danny Stanford officiating.

Visitation Wednesday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Sulligent, Alabama directing.
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Odessa Rasberry Hollis - Age 84 - Winfield, AL

Odessa Rasberry Hollis, age 84, of Winfield, passed away Sunday, January 7, 2007.

She is survived by her husband, Beverly K. Hollis, Winfield; son, Danny K. Hollis, Winfield; grandson, Danny K. "Chip" (Michelle) Hollis Jr.; great-granddaughter, Meagan Hollis; nieces, Margaret Ann Overcash, NC and Martha Sue Graham, LA; nephews, Keith Roberts, Tuscaloosa and Kent Roberts, Atlanta; and other relatives.

Chapel service will be Friday 11:00 AM with burial in Winfield City Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 6 - 8 PM.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.
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Vastie Goode Manning - 93 - Portland, OR

Ms. Vastie Goode Manning, age 93, of Portland, OR, formerly of Sulligent passed away.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 11, 2007 at 1 p.m. from Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation is Thursday, 11 to 1 p.m. Otts Funeral Home directing.

Otts Funeral Home in charge of Services.

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Loyd Pittman Simmons - Age 92 - Guin, AL

Loyd Pittman Simmons, age 92, of Guin, passed away Monday, January 8, 2007.

Chapel service will be Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 2:00 PM with burial in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Gu-Win, Alabama.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Mobley Simmons of Guin, AL; daughter, Bessie Lou (Robin) Hood, Mobile, AL; step-daughter, Sara Barr (Jay) Lucas, Brilliant, AL; adopted daughters, Renee Taylor, Brilliant. AL, Shelia Sasher, Helena, AL, Lisa Conway and Lori Upton, Guin, AL; step-sons, Rodney Yaden, Winfield, AL, Tim Yaden, Guin, AL and Darrel Yaden, Twin, AL; host of grand, great-grand and great great grandchildren; brothers, Max Simmons, Winfield, AL, James (Mary) Simmons, Guin, AL and Richard (Jackie) Simmons, Jasper, AL; sisters, Sylvia McCrary, Guin, AL and Mary Ruth (Letus) Atkinson, Twin, AL; nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.
 

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Melinda Burrell Bareis - Age 44 - Haleyville, AL

Melinda Burrell Bareis, age 44, of Haleyville, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at UAB Hospital
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Mrs. Bareis was preceded in death by her father, Travis Jack Hodge, Sr.; her adoptive father, Ernest Marshall Burrell; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Edwards and Mr. and Mrs. Clovis Edwards, and her grandfather, Ernest Burrell.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 4, 2007, at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville with Brant Butler officiating. Interment was in Winston Memorial Cemetery.

Mrs. Bareis is survived by her husband, John Bareis; her mother, Linda Gail Burrell; her step-mother, Joan Hodge; her grandmother, Irene Akers; three children, Larry Charles Hogle, Jr. and wife Jennifer, Christy Newell and Brittney Nicole Bareis; one grandchild, Kylie Renee' Hogle; a sister, Jacqueline Gail Burrell Dickson; two brothers, Anthony William Hodge and wife Sara, and Travis Jack Hodge, Jr.; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.


Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Beatrice Pounders Hill - Age 86 - Russellville, AL

Beatrice P. Hill, age 86, of Russellville, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 5, 2007, at Burns Nursing Home.

Mrs. Hill was a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a member of Rockwood Baptist Church. She was retired from the Foster Grandparent Program. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Rushia Pounders; a son, Grover Hill, Jr.; and eleven brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2007, at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James McCullar officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in the Frog Pond Community.

Mrs. Hill is survived by a son, Glen Hill of Russellville; a daughter, Betty Sparks and husband Oneal, of Russellville; a step-son, Billy G. Hill and wife Janice, of Victoria, Texas; a sister, Clarice Burleson of Florence; two grandchildren, Anita House and husband Robert, and Vickie Watson and husband Roger, both of Atlanta, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Frog Pond Cemetery Fund, c/o Jacqueline Hester, 3482 Hwy. 22, Spruce Pine, AL 35585, or the charity of your choice.


Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Peggy Tubbs Crump - Age 64 - Nauvoo, AL

Peggy Tubbs Crump, 64, of Nauvoo died Sunday, Jan 7, 2007 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 11 a.m. at Midway Church of Christ with a burial in the adjoining cemetery. She will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time. Visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Collins-Burke Funeral Home. Bro. Levi Sides will officiate. Collins-Burke Funeral Home will direct.

Ms. Crump is preceded in death by her parents Lewis and Ethel Tubbs. Crump along with her husband Charles Crump, a retired minister, worked side by side for over 37 years serving the Lord doing ministry and missionary work in the United States and South America. She wrote many articles that were published in the “Words of Truth and The Word Evangelist.” Peggy enjoyed teaching hundreds of adult and children’s Sunday School Classes and seeing the delight of an adult or child that learned about the Lord. Crump never passed up the opportunity to have a bible study with others. She enjoyed embroidery and making gifts to give to others.

Crump’s family would like to thank the staff of the Winston County Home Health and special care-giver Miss Bee “Evelyn Morris” for all the special love and care over the years of her service.

She is survived by her husband Charles Crump of Nauvoo; sons, Jeris Crump and wife, Dena, of Nauvoo; Derek Crump of Haleyville; brother, James C. “Buddy” Tubbs; grandchildren, Emily and Ella Crump.

Pallbearers will be Rick Tubbs, Mike Tubbs, Gary Tubbs, Daniel Tubbs, Buddy Tubbs and Perry Crump.


Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper, AL in charge of arrangements.
 

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Robert "R.C." Lancaster - Age 73 - Double Springs, AL
(August 29, 1933 - January 9, 2007)

Robert “R.C.” Lancaster, age 73 of Double Springs, passed away January 9, 2007 at his residence.

Services will be 4:00 p.m. January 13th, 2007, at Nichols Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Bill Wilson officiating.

Survivors: His Wife, Bonnie Lucille Lancaster; 4 Daughters, Johnnie Lancaster and Bonnie Baker of Double Springs, Charlotte Fries of Hollywood, Florida and Marie McGraw of Live Oak, Florida; 1 Brother, Tom Lancaster; 7 Grandchildren; and 2 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Parie Lancaster, one son, Dwight Warren Busby, one brother, James Lancaster and two sisters, Mabel Culpepper and Marie Lancaster.

Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home of Double Springs.

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Donnie Mae Burks Ausborn - Age 81 - Amory, MS (Formerly of Beaverton, AL)
(August 21, 1925 - January 10, 2007)

Donnie Mae Burks Ausborn, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, at Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory after a brief illness. She was born Aug. 21, 1925, in Beaverton, Ala., to the late Shird and Lizzie Jane Pugh Burks. She had been a resident of Amory since 1958. She was a homemaker and a member of Christian Chapel Church of Christ. She enjoyed arts and crafts. She married James Coy Ausborn on July 28, 1945, in Monroe County. He preceded her in death in 2001.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, January 12, 2007, at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory with Mural Worthey officiating. Visitation will continue today until service time.  Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Monroe County. 

Survivors include one brother, Shird Burks Jr. of Baxter, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Fred Burks, Everett Burks, Milton Burks and John Burks; and four sisters, Myrtle Burks Mills, Fannie Clifton, Avilee Tidwell and Mary Etta Burks.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to New Hope Cemetery, c/o Linda Worthey, 60023 Worthey Lane, Amory, MS 38821; or Christian Chapel Church of Christ, 60127 Vaughan Road, Amory, MS 38821.

E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory in charge of arrangements.

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Leonard O'Neal Allen, Jr. - Age 83 - Marietta, GA (Formerly of Russellville, AL)

Leonard O'Neal Allen, Jr., age 83, of Marietta, Georgia (Formerly of Russellville, Alabama) passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2007, from complications of pancreatic cancer.

Previously a native of Franklin County and a longtime resident of Russellville, he was residing in Marietta, GA at the time of his death. He proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Following the war, he worked as a civilian employee for the U.S. Air Force. Upon returning to Franklin County he served as Veteran's Service Officer from 1953-1960. He held the office of Tax Assessor for 18 years and served as Mayor of the city of Russellville from 1980-84. One of his proudest accomplishments as mayor was the restoration of the Sloss Lake Park. He was instrumental in the Bear Creek Watershed and worked on many projects that benefited the local area. He was a lifelong Democrat and was proud to have had many Republican friends. He was honored to serve as the co-chairman to reelect Howell Heflin to the U.S. Senate and remained a lifelong friend.

He was president of Leonard Allen Acres and vice president of Franklin Real Estate and Insurance. His civic affiliations included Secretary of the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Association, Commander of the Russellville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, President of the Lions Club, and Director of the Russellville Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Red Cross Association and the Heart Fund.

Following retirement, he traveled the world extensively as a host on Royall Cruise Line, meeting many interesting people and seeing many beautiful sights. He also continued his lifelong hobby of restoring classic cars.

He is survived by his daughter, Mary Lynn Botts and Dr. Michael Botts, of Madison, AL; his son, Leonard O'Neal Allen III of Atlanta, GA; his former wife and the mother of his children, Nola Pritchard Allen; two grandchildren, Drew and Rachel Botts; a special friend, June Tyson and her two daughters, Georgia Lister and Debbie Rosen and their immediate families, of Alpharetta, GA.

Visitation will be today from 5-8 p.m. in the chapel of Pinkard Funeral Home. The body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. with the service following at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, at the First United Methodist Church of Russellville with Dr. Gene Balding and Bro. Jerry Curry officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Sen. Roger Bedford, Mark Butler, David Lister, Jess Rosen, Barry Petty and Bob Rogers. Honorary bearers will be Jimmy Byars, Harry Crumbly, Charlie Gamble, Martin Golden, Delmar King, Dr. Joe Kirkpatrick, L.A. Murphy, Bob Siebert, Herb Singleton, J. R. Smith, Neil Taylor, Sr., Dr. Aubrey Terry, Jimmy Weatherford and Leon Yarbrough.

Donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Russellville Building Fund, P.O. Box 326, Russellville, AL 35653, or to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Pancreatic Cancer Research, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210.

Pinkard Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Carl Edward Boyd - Age 77 - Littleville, AL

Carl Edward Boyd, age 77, of Littleville, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at his residence.

Mr. Boyd was a resident of Russellville and a member of Russellville Church of Christ. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He retired from Reynolds Aluminum with 28 years of service. He was known by his grandchildren as "Great Daddy" and "Pop."

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Russellville with Eddie Caskey officiating. Interment will be in Colbert Memorial Gardens in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

Mr. Boyd is survived by 4 children, Ann Marie Boyd Waldrop and husband Greg, of Houston, AL, Scott Boyd of Tuscumbia, Lee Boyd and wife Sandy, of South Pittsburg, TN, and Jerry Boyd and wife Lisa, of Athens; a daughter-in-law, Krista Morrison of Russellville; a brother, James Fay Boyd of Russellville; eight grandchildren, Bethany Boyd Fuller, Brad Boyd, Jennifer Boyd, Ramsey Harris, Justin Rogers, Brittni Boyd, Brandon Boyd and Dylan Boyd; two great-grandchildren, Aidan and Lucas Fuller; and a special pet and friend, "Moose."

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Turbyfill Boyd; his parents, Charles and May Bell Boyd; and five sisters and three brothers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.


Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Jimmy Ray Hall - Age 55 - Phil Campbell, AL

Jimmy Ray Hall, age 55, of Phil Campbell, Alabama passed away Friday, January 5, 2007.

Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Brazell Hall; a daughter, Kimberly Hall; his parents, Paul Brady Hall and Easter Lorene Matthews Hall; and his grandparents, Bob and Birdie Matthews.

A memorial service was to be announced at a later date.

Mr. Hall is survived by six children, Barry Hall, Scotty Hall and Pam, Phillip Hall and Rhonda, Tammy Hall, Sherry Hughes and Tim, and Carla Hall; a brother, Tommy Hall and Gina; eight grandchildren, Shalonda Hall, Christy Pounders, Amber Landers, Jimmy Ray Hall II, Jordan Hall, Davie Hallman, Rile Hughes and Alex Hughes; and three nieces and nephews.


Spry Chapel assisted the family.

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Louise M. Hunrath - Age 84 - Royal Oak, MI (Formerly of Russellville, AL)

Louise M. Hunrath, age 84, of Royal Oak, MI passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at the Hospice House in Cheboygan, MI.

She was born June 2, 1922, in Russellville to Dennis and Evie Lou (Hovater) Malone. In 1955 in Angola, IN, Louise married Norm Malone, who preceded her in death in 1974. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Willard Malone.

Louise worked as a secretary for the Oak Park Michigan Public Schools for many years. Prior to that she had worked at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit as a switchboard operator.

Survivors include two nephews, Dennis Malone and wife Jane, of Indian River, MI, and Daytona Beach, FL, and James Malone and wife Kathy, of Macomb Twp., MI; her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Malone of Indian River; two great-nieces, one great-nephew and three great-great-nephews.

Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.


Nordman Funeral Home in Cheboygan assisted the family.

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Margaret Ann Peloquin - Age 70 - Panama City, FL (Formerly of Russellville, AL)

Margaret "Peggy" Peloquin, age 70, passed away Friday, January 5, 2007, in Panama City, FL, of complications from emphysema.

Peggy was born August 1, 1936, the third of five children born to Glenn Andrew and Ruth Mildred Nelson. She graduated from Holstein High School, Holstein, Iowa, in 1955. Shortly afterward, she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps. While stationed in Germany, she met her future husband, Garry Wayne Peloquin. He was from Tallassee, AL, the son of Joseph Lud and Dorlene Peloquin. Peggy and Wayne were married on October 25, 1958, in Tallassee. In 1959, she gave birth to twin boys, Jerry Wayne and Garry Lud. The family had homes in East Tallassee, Tuskegee and Russellville before settling in Augusta, GA. Peggy later moved to Chicago.

Peggy was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Marvin Sheldon Nelson and Warren James Nelson. She is survived by her two sons and daughter-in-law, Allyson Peloquin, and two grandchildren, Jacob Thomas and Abigail Elizabeth, all of Augusta, GA; one sister, Nancy Crouch of Washta, Iowa; one brother, Wayne Nelson of Chicago; a sister-in-law, Wyondia Ludene Hill of Ringgold, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service may be held at a future time.

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Joe W. Hackman - Age 76 - Sulligent, AL

Joe W. Hackman, 76, of Sulligent, died Tuesday, January 9, 2007, at Walker Baptist Medical Center.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2007 at Otts Funeral Home with burial in Furnace Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today, Friday, January 12, 2007 at the funeral home. Otts Funeral Home will direct.

Mr. Hackman was born December 3, 1930, in Lamar County, to the late Ervin and Lucille Gunter Hackman. He was a member of St. James Baptist Church. Mr. Hackman previously worked for Ogden Management and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his sons, Joe Hackman Jr., Joseph Hackman and Charles Hackman; brothers, Claudie Hackman, Willie Hackman, Johnny Lee Hackman, Tommy Lee Hackman, and Freddie Ray Hackman; and sister, Rosie Hackman.

He is survived by his sons, Frankie Hackman and David Hackman, both of Birmingham; stepson, Larry (Vivian) Harris of Jasper; daughter, Juanita (Charles Mitchell) Prewitt and Wynetta Williams, both of Jasper; brothers, Napoleon (Jurline) Hackman, Collis (Sonny) Hackman, and Ervin “Boots” (Willie Mae) Hackman, all of Sulligent; sisters, Sallie (Shafton) Hollis of Guin, and Eddie Ruth (Willie B.) Nails and Ruthie Bobo, all of Sulligent; sisters-in-law, Lois Hackman of Sulligent, Maxine Blair of Steens, Miss. and Fifth Metcalfe of Columbus, Miss.; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL in charge of arrangements.

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Early L. Dodd - age 77 - Reform, Alabama (formerly of Haleyville)
(August 20, 1929 - January 11, 2007)

Early L. Dodd, age 77 of Reform, Alabama formerly of Haleyville, passed away January 11, 2007 at D.C.H. Hospital. Services will be 2:00 p.m. January 14th at Oak Grove Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the adjoining Cemetery. Brother Bobby Dodd officiating.

Visitation for Mr. Dodd will be Saturday 6-8 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville.

Survivors include: 1 Brother- Ray Hoyt Dodd of Haleyville, AL.; and 1 Sister- Minnie Jean Thrasher of Northport, AL.


Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville.

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J. A. "T" Rushing -Age 77 - Haleyville, AL
(January 20, 1929 - January 11, 2007)

J. A. “T” Rushing, age 77 of Haleyville, passed away January 11, 2007 at his residence.

Mr. Rushing was a life long resident of Marion county and worked at the Haleyville Textile Mills for 31 years. Mr. Rushing was a member of Union Grove Congregational Church and also a member of the Haleyville Masonic Lodge.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. January 13th at Nichols Funeral Home Chapel in Haleyville. Burial will follow in Union Grove Cemetery. Reverend George Jones and Reverend Phillip Vinson officiating.

Visitation for Mr. Rushing, will be Friday, 6-9:00 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville.

Survivors include: 1 Son-Gary Rushing and wife Charlotte of Haleyville, Alabama; 1 Grandson- Shaun Rushing and wife Tara of Haleyville, Alabama; 1 Sister- Mavis Ruth Walker of Florence, AL.

He was Preceded in death by his wife, Lue Dean Rushing, parents, Locky Dee and Mary Rushing, infant son, Steve Allen Rushing, two brothers, Bill and Shorty Rushing and one sister, Ethel Burleson.


Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville.

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Joseph Odell Norris - Age 85 - Haleyville, AL
(May 10, 1921 - January 12, 2007)

Joseph Odell Norris, age 86, passed away January 12, 2007. 

Joseph Odell Norris, age 85 of Haleyville, passed away January 12, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Norris was a U.S. Army Veteran.

Services will be 3:00 p.m. January 14, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home Chapel in Haleyville. Burial will follow in Winston Memorial Cemetery. Brother Joe Spiller officiating.

Visitation for Mr. Norris will be Saturday, January 13, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville.

Survivors include: Wife-Eleanor Norris of 65 years; 2 Sons-Auburn Vann Norris and Allan Keith Norris of Haleyville, Alabama; 1 Daughter-Ellen Kay Miller of Haleyville, Alabama; 1 Sister-Dorris Tessener of Haleyville, Alabama; 13 Grand and step-grandchildren; 13 Great Grandchildren; and a Host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William W. and Emily Norris, infant daughter, Judy Carol Norris, son, Jerry V. Norris, three brothers, Leo, O. W. and James Norris and two sisters, Willodean Hall and Margaret Ellis Norris.


Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville.

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Lloyd Monroe Partridge - Age 60 - Salt Lake City, UT
(October 24, 1946 - January 6, 2007)

Lloyd Monroe Partridge, age 60, died in Salt Lake City, UT.

Lloyd Monroe Partridge died on April 14, 2005 in Salt Lake City, UT.

He was born on October 24, 1946 in Opelika, Al to Floyd and Pearl Partridge.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday January 17, 2007 at 2PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

Burial will be at Mt Vernon West Cemetery in Vinemont

Survived by:  4 Sisters – Iris (Harlon) Dye, Fay (Cecil) McKinney, Janice (Melton) Partridge, Sharon (Wayne) Adair; 1 Brother – Bill (Rose) Partridge

Preceded in death by: Parents – Floyd and Pearl Partridge; 3 Brothers,  Movel, Euel, and Buel Partridge; and 1 Sister – Arnice Smith.

Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, Alabama.

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William Riley Randolph - Age 98 - Guin, AL

William Riley Randolph, age 98 of Guin, AL died Friday January 12, 2007 at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin, AL.

Born in Fayette County to the late Karl Milton and Jalie Allen Randolph. He had lived in the Winfield and Guin area all of his life and was a business owner and operator of the Frosty Front Restaurant in Guin, AL. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Guin where he was a Deacon for over fifty years.

Survived by his Wife: Annie Earl Earnest Randolph of Guin, AL, 1 Son: Gary (Janis) Randolph of Guin, AL, 1 Brother Hurl (Frankie) Randolph of Birmingham, AL, 2 Grandsons: Ken (Vicki) Randolph of Guin, AL and Jon (Stephanie) Randolph of Headland, AL, 5 Great – Grandchildren: Scott Randolph, Josh Randolph, Paige Randolph, Tia Randolph and Taylor Randolph.

Preceded in death by a Grand Daughter: Tia Marie Randolph, Five Brothers and Three Sisters.

Services held Sunday January 14, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. from the Guin First Baptist Church with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. Don Graham and Bro. Art Rowe Officiating.

Visitation Saturday January 13, 2007 from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.


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

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Wilma Nell Gregg - Age 81 - Hamilton, AL

Wilma Nell (Pouncey) Gregg, age 81 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Saturday, January 13, 2007 at the Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton. 

Mrs. Gregg was born January 1, 1926 in Ozark, Alabama to the late Wilbur "Doc" and Vida Elizabeth (Doster) Pouncey.  She was retired from the Marion County Board of Education and Northwest Tech College where she served each Organization as Secretary for many years.

Services were held on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton, Alabama.  Bro. Joe Whitt and Bro. Eddie Davidson officiated.  Visitation was at the Church Monday, January 15, from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. when the funeral service began.

Survivors include:  1 Daughter, Barbara (Roland) Ellis; 1 Son, Jimmy (Wilma Dean) Gregg; 3 Grandchildren, Gregg Burrow, Shea (Jim) Bishop, and Richard (Stephanie) Gregg; 3 Great Grandchildren, Chelsey Burrow, Ryan Bishop, and Drew Bishop; 1 Sister, Jananne Wilson; Loyal Friend & Caregiver, Mignon Metcalf; 1 Niece, Elizabeth Holmes; and 1 Nephew, Kenney Hulsey.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Solon Gregg.

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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Dustin Eugene "Dee" Chapman - Age 24 - Mt. Olive, AL

Dustin Eugene "Dee" Chapman, age 24, of Mt. Olive, Alabama, died January 13, 2007.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Morgan's @ Gardendale Chapel with burial in Moncrief Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

He is survived by his father, Dennis E. (Lynn) Chapman ; mother, Debra A. (Willie) Singleton ; 2 sisters, Amanda Chapman and Paige Singleton; grandparents, Charles E. Chapman, Katherine Chapman, Louise Crane, Katherine Crane, (William Crane), and Myra Whisenant; 7 uncles, Rick Chapman of Mt. Olive, Wayne Chapman of Detroit, MI, Donnie Crane of McCalla, Alabama, Charlie Crane of Jasper, Alabama, Kenneth Crane of Haleyville, Alabama, Edward Crane of Mt. Olive and James Crane of Trussville, Alabama; 2 aunts, Regina Thomas of Gardendale, Alabama and Diane Defoor of Haleyville, Alabama; and several cousins.


Morgan's @ Gardendale Funeral Home directing.
 

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Helen Olene (Stone) Holloway - Age 78 - Vernon, AL

Helen Olene Stone Holloway, 78, of Vernon, Alabama died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at the Care Center of Vernon after a long illness.

She was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Detroit, Ala., to the late Bathel and Annie Stark Stone. She lived in the Pearce Chapel community of Monroe County before moving to Vernon, Ala., in 1999. She was retired from the housekeeping department at Gilmore Memorial Hospital. She was a Baptist. She enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. She married John D. "Bunk" Holloway in 1948; he preceded her in death in 2000.


Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the E. E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Smithville, MS, with Bro. Edward Puckett officiating. Burial will be in Carter Cemetery in Detroit, AL.  Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Survivors include 1 brother, Robert E. "Bud" Stone (Mildred) of Sulligent, Ala.; 3 sisters, Maureen Brown of Detroit, Ala., Wanda Puckett (Wayne) of Greenwood Springs and Francis Harrison (Ralph) of Sulligent, Ala.; 1 sister-in-law, Eva Dell Stone of Detroit, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a brother, James Herbert Stone; and a sister, Polly Jones.

Pallbearers will be nephews and great-nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Hospice nurses and the staff of the Care Center of Vernon.

E. E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Smithville in charge of arrangements.

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Florine Myrtle (Rowland) Gault - Age 83 - Oxford, MS

Oxford, MS - Florine Myrtle Rowland Gault, 83, died Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at Hermitage Gardens in Oxford. She had lived in the Oxford area since 1950. She worked at Marchbanks Insurance for 26 years and for United Southern Bank for five years. She was a member of the Oxford Church of Christ and the Ladies Auxiliary.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at the Coleman Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Brewer and Larry Wicker officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Silas Gault of Oxford; one son, John Rowland Gault of Oxford; one sister, Joyce Clardy of Fayette, Ala.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Flora Harkins Rowland; and a daughter, Norma Jean Gault.

Visitation will be from noon until service time today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Breast Cancer Society, Mid-South Division, 1380 Livingston Lane, Jackson, MS 39213.

Coleman Funeral Home, Oxford, MS. in charge of arrangements.

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Willodean Stidham - Age 82 - Red Bay, AL

Willodean Stidham, 82, of Red Bay, Alabama, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at the Care Center of Red Bay.

She was born June 19, 1924, in Marion County, Ala., to Walter and Flarry (Holland) Clanton. She was retired as a seamstress from Wrangler after 22 years. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Bobby Amos officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Ronda Baggett and husband, Roger, of Hamilton, Ala., and Geraldine Creekmore of Red Bay, Ala.; one sister, Nellie Elrod and husband, Charles, of Fulton; one brother, Elmus Clanton of Vina, Ala.; three grandchildren, Christy Wells, Brad Baggett and Brent Baggett; three great-grandchildren, Levi, Cole and Fancee Wells; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Earnestine Parker and Burma Gist; and two brothers, Elbert Clanton and Gene Clanton.

Pallbearers will be Jason Davis, Derek Jackson, Harold Massey, Darrell Humphres, Jay Humphres and Don Humphres.

Visitation will continue today until service time at the funeral home.


Deaton Funeral Home Chapel of Red Bay, AL in charge of arrangements.

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Joyce Bendall - Age 75 - Russellville, AL

Joyce Bendall, age 75, of Russellville, passed away Friday, January 5, 2007, at Russellville Hospital.

Mrs. Bendall was a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a member of Waco Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wallace Bendall.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2007, at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Russellville with Billy George officiating. Interment was in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

Mrs. Bendall is survived by 3 daughters, Bobbie Swinney and husband Fredd, of Phil Campbell, AL Phyllis Johnson and husband Tom, of Russellville, AL and Denise Devaney of Russellville, AL; 3 brothers, Ottis Junior Green of Tuscumbia, AL, Alvie Green of Wilwood, IL, and Harold Green of Russellville, AL; 1 sister, Georgia Lou Sparks of Tuscumbia, AL; 9 grandchildren, Craig and Ross McCarley, Selena Jackson and husband Mike, Millicent Johnson and husband Jason, Amanda Mouser and husband Brian, Caressa Fretwell and husband Tyler, Amber and Justin Johnson, and Whitney Devaney; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.


Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Richard Thomas Harris - Age 70 - Haleyville, AL
(August 9, 1936 - January 16, 2007)

Richard Thomas Harris, age 70 of Haleyville, Alabama passed away January 16, 2007 at Lakeland Community Hospital.

Services 2:00 p.m. January 18, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home Chapel in Haleyville. Burial will follow in Posey Mill Cemetery. Reverend Dennis Chambers and Rev. Ricky White officiating.

Visitation for Mr. Harris, Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 6-9 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, Alabama.

Survivors include Wife-Bertha Harris; 3 Sons- Richard Thomas Harris, Jr. and Phil Lee Harris of Indiana and Richard Gene Harris of Haleyville, AL; 3 Daughters, Jennifer Swims of Indiana, Mary Creel and Sheila Mays of Haleyville, AL; 2 Brothers, James and Johnny Harris of Indiana; 3 Sisters, Geraldean McMahan and Edna Markham of Haleyville and Ruby Harris of Indiana; 13 Grandchildren; and 1 Great Grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Cenie Harris, grandchild, Telitha Harris, two sisters and one brother.


Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville.

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Lillian McKay Galbreath - Age 92 - Hamilton, AL

Lillian McKay Galbreath, 92 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton. 

Visitation will be Thursday, January 18, 2007, 12:00 Noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel and Funeral Services begin at 2:00 p.m. immediately following Visitation.  Bro. Rickey Gene Gattis officiating.  Burial will be in Galbreath Cemetery (just off highway 19, Northwest of Hamilton).

Lillian McKay Galbreath was born in Alabama on October 15, 1914 to Christopher "Cole" and Nancy Hardin Galbreath. 

She is survived by:  3 sons, Edward (Jan) Galbreath; Jack (Louise) Galbreath; William "Bill" (Carlene) Galbreath; Daughter, Jean Cole; Chosen Daughter, Sandal Sewell; 6 Grandsons; 5 Great Grandchildren; 3 Great Great Grandchildren; Special Friends, Sheri Burke & Dusty Walker; and a host of Nieces, Nephews & Friends.

She was preceded in death by:  her Parents, Cole & Nancy McKay, her Husband, Leonard Galbreath; 1 Sister, Litty Weeks; 1 Brother, Retis McKay, 1 Son, Edman Galbreath, 1 Son-in-law, Jimmy Cole; and her Great Granddaughter, Precious Angel.

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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Wallace Edgar "Wally" Bartholomew, Jr. - Age 89 - Winfield, AL

Wallace Edgar "Wally" Bartholomew, Jr., 89 of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at the Northwest Medical center in Winfield, Alabama.

"Wally" as he was affectionately called, was born on December 29, 1917, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania to the late Wallace Edgar and Besse (Koch) Bartholomew.  He received his education at the University of Alabama.  He was an Eagle Scout and contributed to the war effort by working with the production of powder and aided in the production of "heavy water".  He was co-owner/operator of Vickery Trading Post and Mac's Cafe and was in the furniture business (Royal Furniture/Heilig-Meyers) for many years with stores in Guin, AL,  Hamilton, AL and Sulligent, AL.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Winfield, AL.

In addition to his Parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over 60 years, Lillian Vickery Bartholomew, and 1 sister, Delores Bartholomew Bookwalter.

Funeral services were held on Friday, January 5, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at the Winfield First United Methodist Church with burial in the Winfield City Cemetery.  Rev. Gary Heathcock was the officiating minister. 

Survivors include 4 Daughters, Bess (Jimmy) Jones, Shalimar, FL, Vicky (John) Griffin, Richmond, VA, Anita (Kevin) Greene, Orlando, FL, and Nancy (Douglas) McCoy, Pell City, AL; 11 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren; and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Ralph Kivette, John Jeans, Don Blaylock, Jo Ed Vickery, Raymond Harris, III, and Larry McGee.  Honorary pallbearers were Sam Jones, Bill Fowler, Jack Russell, E. E. Ivie, Sr., and Billy Joe Weeks.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Ollie Vee Lawler Ray - Age 92 - Sheffield, AL (Formerly of Hackleburg, AL)

Ollie Vee Lawler Ray, 92, of Sheffield, Alabama passed away Friday, January 12, 2007 at Morningside Assisted Living in Sheffield. 

She was born in Franklin County, Alabama, October 31, 1914, to the late Phillip & Maybelle Vickery Lawler.  She was a retired Beautician at the Modern Beauty Shop.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. following Visitation from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Hackleburg Church of Christ in Hackleburg, Alabama.  Burial was in Cedar Tree cemetery in Hackleburg. Bro. Ed White and Bro. Mike Lane officiated.  Ms. Ray was a Veteran.

Survivors include 2 Sisters, Barbra Gravitt, Norma Phillips; and a host of Nieces & Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Husband, Emmitt Ray.

The Family wishes to thank Morningside Assisted Living & Good Samaritan Hospice.

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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Nickolas Allen "Nick" Smith - Age 18 - Hamilton, AL

Nickolas Allen "Nick" Smith, 18, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Saturday, January 13, 2007 on County Highway 56. 

Nickolas Allen "Nick" was born March 1, 1988 in Colbert County, Alabama to Eudalia "Dae" Suzette Frye Smith and Steven Anthony Smith.  "Nick" was employed in the Mobile Home Manufacturing Industry as a Tile Layer. 

Visitation was held at the Barnsville Church in Hamilton, Alabama on Monday, January 15, 2007 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. with Funeral Services beginning at 3:00 p.m. at the Church.  Burial was in the Barnsville Cemetery. 

Survivors include his Mother, Dae Smith and his Father Steve Smith; his Grandmother, Evelyn Smith; and a Host of Friends & Relatives.

He was preceded in death by his Grandparents, Clarence Cecil Smith, Peggy Boyette Frye and John Clinton Boyette.

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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Mrs. Sallie J. Lindsey - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Sallie J. Lindsey, 84, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday, January 18, 2007 at North Mississippi Medical Center Nursing Home in Hamilton. 

Graveside Funeral Services will be Friday, January 19, 2007, 1:00 p.m. at Pleasant Ridge Free Will Baptist Church in Hamilton, with Burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.  Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating.  There will be no Visitation.

Mrs. Lindsey was born on February 14, 1922 in Alabama, and was the daughter of the late Lurton and Rauz Smith Windsor. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her cousins:  Bernice Corington, Mildred Anglin, Jean Brown, Regina "Sis" Self, Clint Cochran, Junior Smith, Charles Smith and a host of friends & other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rosco Lindsey; his parents, Lurton & Rauz Windsor; and a Brother, Lilard Windsor.

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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Mrs. Clara Nell Taylor Lindsey - Age - Hackleburg, AL

Mrs. Clara Nell Taylor Lindsey of Hackleburg, Alabama passed away Thursday, January 18, 2007 at her Residence.

Funeral Services will be Friday, January 19, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Lawrence officiating.  Burial in the Hamilton City Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.

Mrs. Lindsey was a Homemaker.  She was born in Alabama to William Johnny and Eascia Flora Robinson Taylor. 

She is survived by 2 sons, Tony Burleson and Alan Henderson.

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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Franklin D. "Frank" Bostick - Age 73 - Fairfield, AL (Formerly of Winfield, AL)

Franklin D. "Frank" Bostick, 73, of Fairfield, Alabama and Formerly of Winfield, Alabama passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2007 at the VA Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. 

He was born on May 28, 1933, in Marion County to the late Walter L. and Carrie Mae Lee Bostick.  He graduated Winfield City High School in 1951.  He resided in Fairfield after being discharged from the military service in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, and was retired from the Pelham Machine Shop.  He was a member of the Fairfield VFW and his church affiliation was Methodist.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, January 7, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home of Winfield with burial in the Boston Cemetery in Brilliant, Alabama.  Thurmon Hubbert was the officiating minister.

Active Pallbearers were Justin Elliott, Franklin Howard, Brett Colvin, Hugh Martin, Donnie Cotton and Ty Martin.

Survivors include his wife, Deliska Berryhill Bostick; 2 daughters, Frankie (Bill) Colvin, Bessemer, Alabama and Jona (Clyde) Mann, Pleasant Grove, Alabama; grandchildren, Franklin D. Howard, Justin (Britton) Elliott, Brett Colvin, and Melissa Mann; 1 Brother, C. S. (Myrtle) Bostick, Kennedy, Alabama; 1 Sister, Loette Thess, Birmingham; and a host of Nieces, Nephews, and other Relatives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 6 brothers, Attis, Macon, Orville, Hank, Jim, and Bob Bostick; and 2 Sisters, Lunette Tune and Dottie Hack.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield Directed the Services.

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Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Mitchell - Age 79 - Hackleburg, AL

Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Mitchell,79, of Hackleburg, Alabama passed away Saturday, January 20, 2007 at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence, Alabama.

The body will Lie in State at Hackleburg First Baptist Church of Hackleburg from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Funeral Services Monday, January 22, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Church. 

Visitation will be held 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday night, January 21, 2007 at the Hackleburg First Baptist Church in Hackleburg, AL.

Burial will be at Union Hill Cemetery in Hackleburg.

Mrs. Mitchell was born April 6, 1927 in Alabama to Presley Leon and Icy Jane Kennedy Lawler.  She was a Teacher's Aid, Homemaker and Foster Grandparent.

Survivors include her Husband L. C. Mitchell, 1 Daughter, Linda (Michael) Pickard; 1 Grandson, Drew Pate; 2 Sisters, Brownie Crews, Haleyville, AL. and Ava (Frank) Jones, Fayette, AL.; 1 Brother, Osear Lee (Judy) Lawler, Hackleburg, AL.; Lots of Nieces & Nephews.

He was preceded in death by 1 Son, Robert Theron Pate; 1 Grandson, Robert Shawn Pate; his Parents Leon & Icy Lawler; 1 Sister, Alma Woodruff; 2 Brothers, Otis Lawler and Ollie Lawler.

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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Mrs. Charlene Williams - Age 71 - Hackleburg, AL

Mrs. Charlene Williams, 71 of Hackleburg, Alabama passed away Saturday night, January 20, 2007, at Russellville Hospital in Russellville, Alabama. 

Funeral Services Tuesday, January 23, 2007, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, Monday, January 22, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Burial will be in Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg, Alabama.

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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Jacqulyn Ann Bradberry - Age 78 - Haleyville, AL
(September 6, 1928 - January 17, 2007)

Jacqulyn Ann Bradberry, age 78, of Haleyville, passed away in Birmingham late Wednesday.
A graveside service will be held at Winston Memorial Gardens, Saturday, January 20th at 1:00 p.m.

Survivors include, 2 Sons- Bruce Bonds Bradberry of Florida and James S. Bradberry of Alabama; 5 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, D. and Leola Bonds, her husband, E.L. (Bill) Bradberry and 1 brother, Joe D. Bonds.

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Sallie Betty Ann Walker Brannon - Age 102 - Arley, AL
(October 11, 1904 - January 17, 2007)

Sallie Betty Ann Walker Brannon, 102 died on January 17, 2007 in Jasper, Alabama.

She was born on October 11, 1904 in Alabama.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Arley Congregational Church.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 19, 2007 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Arley Congregational Church in Arley, Alabama.

Burial will be at Inman Field Cemetery.

She is survived by 2 sons, G.L Walker and Travis Walker; 1 Sister – Velma Nations; 7 Grandchildren; 11 Great Grandchildren; 5 Great Great Grandchildren; 13 Step Grandchildren; and 4 Stepchildren.

She was preceded in death by her Husband – General Lee Walker; her Husband, Lee Brannon and 1 Son – Little Boston Walker.

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

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Shirley Ann Griffin - Age 58 - Haleyville, AL
(February 28, 1948 - January 17, 2007)

Shirley Ann Griffin, age 58 of Haleyville, passed away January 17, 2007 at E.C.M. Hospital.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. January 21st at Old Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Reverend Greg Chappell officiating.

Visitation for Mrs. Griffin will be Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville.

Survivors:  Husband-Billy C. Griffin; 2 Sons - Franklin C. and William C. (Ann) Griffin of Memphis, Tennessee; 2 Daughters - Tammy Y. (Tim) Nichols of Bartlett, TN. and Cynthia A. (David) Godsey of Russellville, AL; 1 Brother - David Arthur Cowart of Haleyville; 1 Sister - Vivia Jean Harrison of Haleyville; 8 Grandchildren - T. J., Holly, Travis, Justin, Taylor, Corrine, Chloe and Hunter.


Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL.

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Margaret Anne Courington - Age 82 - Phil Campbell, AL
(March 6, 1924 - January 21, 2007)

Margaret Anne Courington, age 82, of Phil Campbell, Alabama passed away Sunday, January 21, 2007 at Russellville Health Care. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 24, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. Reverend Bobby Poss and Rev. Shawn Wallace officiating.

Visitation for Mrs. Courington will be Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, Alabama.

Survivors: 2 Sons- James (Buddy) Jones and wife Carolyn of Gaines, Michigan and David Courington of Ft. Worth, Texas; 2 Daughters- Linda Sherman and husband Ed of Bear Creek, AL. and Sandra Oliver and husband, Randy of Phil Campbell, AL; 2 Sisters- Rosell Southern of Winfield, AL. and Jean Self of Haleyville, AL; 10 Grandchildren; 13 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her former husbands, Dr. James A. Jones and Hughes Courington.


Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL.
 

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Nannie Mimmie Hicks - Age 87 - Haleyville, AL
(April 21, 1920 - January 22, 2007)

Nannie Mimmie Hicks, age 87 of Haleyville, Alabama passed away January 22, 2007.

Funeral Services Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Nichols Funeral Home Chapel in Haleyville, Alabama.

Visitation for Mrs. Hicks will be Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home. 

Burial will be in Center Cemetery in Brilliant, AL.

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

Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, Alabama.

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Anna Lou Phillips - Age 69 - Lynn, AL
(May 28, 1937 - January 22, 2007)

Mrs. Anna Lou Phillips, age 69 of Lynn, Alabama, passed away in Lakeland Community Hospital on Monday, January 22, 2007.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. January 25th at Nichols Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Lynn City Cemetery. Reverend Tim Box officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday 6-8:00 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL.

Survivors include: 2 Daughters- Donna Phillips of Lynn, AL and Ellen Lindsay of Trussville, AL; 1 Brother- Edward Wallace of Lynn, Alabama; 3 Grandchildren; and 2 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Phillips, parents, James and Lola Wallace and one sister, Nella Sue Edmonds.


Arrangements  by Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, Alabama.
 

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Ava Dean Stidham Ray - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL

Ava Dean Stidham Ray, 75, of Hamilton, Alabama, died Saturday, January 20, 2007, at her residence.

She was born Jan. 18, 1932, in Alabama to Sidney and Bertha Black Stidham. She was a waitress and attended Old Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Hodges, Ala.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Dewayne Satterwhite officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2007, at the funeral home.

Survivors include one brother, Jack Dempsey Stidham of Red Bay, Ala.; one nephew, Louie Stidham (June) of Hamilton, Ala.; one grandson, Roland Scott Ray (April) of Hamilton, Ala.; two great-grandsons, Jacob Ray and Austin Ray, both of Hamilton, Ala.; many other nieces and nephews, and cousins; special friends, Douglas and Barbara Gober of Hamilton, Ala.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George C. Ray; her parents; and three brothers, Laudie Stidham, Kent Stidham and Hollis Stidham.

Pallbearers will be Roland Ray, Ted Stidham, Robert Stidham, Daniel Stidham and Shawn Lawrence.


Arrangements by Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, AL.

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Ben Caine - Age 84 - Fayette, AL

Ben Caine, age 84, of Fayette, AL, passed away January 14, 2007.

He was a laborer with Birmingham Steel Co., a member of Canaan Baptist Church of Fayette.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 20, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Canaan Baptist Church of Fayette, AL. Rev. James B. Vincent officiating. Burial will be in Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery.

He is survived by 3 daughters, 1 son, David Caine of Fayette, 1 sister, 1 brother, two sisters-in-law.

Fayette Funeral Home directing.

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Dennis Knight - Age 76 - Sulligent, AL

Dennis Knight, age 76, of Sulligent, Alabama, died January 15, 2007.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 20,2007 at 2 p.m. at Sulligent First Baptist Church where the body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. with burial in Sulligent City Cemetery.

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

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Mrs. Thelma Ludie Ables Gary - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Thelma Gary, 89, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at Beverly Health Care in Winfield, AL.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Old Mt. Carmel Church in Hodges, AL.  The body will Lie in State from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Church.  Burial will be in Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, January 26, 2007 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama.

Mrs. Gary was born June 7, 1917, in Marion County, Alabama to the late William Thomas and Georgiane Winsett Ables.  She was a Homemaker and worked as a Nurses Aid for 12 years at the Hamilton Nursing Home. 

Survivors include her children; Gale Williams of Hamilton, AL, Bonnie Almeida of Hartselle, AL, William Gerald Gary of Hamilton, AL, June Palmer of Kingsmountain, NC, and Cheri bottoms of Tuscumbia, AL; 9 Grandchildren; and 8 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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Rayborn Hackman - Age 55 - Sulligent, AL

Rayborn Hackman, age 55 of Sulligent, Alabama passed away Friday, January 19, 2007 at his residence.

Born November, 11, 1951 in Lamar County, Alabama, he was the son of Napoleon and Jurline Metcalfe Hackman of Sulligent. He was a member of the St. James Baptist Church. He attended Sulligent High School and was previously employed at Glenn Manufacturing.

Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2007 at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with burial in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery. Bro. Jerry Wilson was the officiating minister.

In addition to his parents, survivors include 2 daughters, Beverly Winston of Guin, AL and Shenika Hackman of Detroit, Michigan; brothers, Billy Ray (Colette) Hackman and Willie Hackman, both of Gary, Indiana and Randolph (Stephanie) Hackman of Sulligent; sisters, Magdalene (Dennis) Wells, Elaine Hackman and Judy (Arnold) Blanchard, all of Sulligent; Grandchildren, Aushlon Winston of Springfield, Illinois and Selena Winston of Guin, AL; 7 aunts; 6 uncles; and several nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers were Nick West, Joey Walker, Aaron Spearman, Eddie Nails, Phillip Jones, Greg Johnson, Eddie James Nails and Steve Hackman. Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Brown, Harvey Massey, Billy Wayne Evans, Gerry Summerville, Gabriel Metcalfe and Leonard Flemming.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directed the services.

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Mrs. Louise Ledbetter Goodson - Age 78 - Selma, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Louise Goodson, age 78, of Selma, Alabama (formerly of Hamilton, Alabama), passed away Sunday, January 28, 2007 in Park Place Rehabilitation in Selma, AL.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, January 31, 2007, 11:00 a.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama.  Bro. Wayne McCracken and Bro. Art Hartley officiating.

Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Chapel from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2007.

Burial will be in Barnesville Cemetery, highway 19, southwest of Hamilton, AL.

Mrs. Goodson was born February 21, 1929 in Marion County, Alabama to the late George and Jesma Watts Ledbetter.  She was the widow of the late Ector Goodson.

She is survived by her children:  Beverly (Mark) McCracken - Hamilton, AL; Gail (J. T.) Cofer - Decatur, AL; Ronnie Goodson - Hamilton, AL; Rodney (Margaret) Goodson - Selma, AL; and Earl (Sylvia) Goodson - Selma, AL.; 10 Grandchildren; 20 Great Grandchildren; Sisters, Christine (Paul) Rentchler - Michigan; Sue West - Hamilton, AL; Lulabell (Buddy) Franks - Hamilton, AL; Geraldine Dempsey - Hamilton, AL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ector Goodson; Parents, George & Jesma Ledbetter; Brothers, Dexter Ledbetter and Bobby Ledbetter.

Honorary Pall Bearers were her 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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Douglas Dyar - Age 65 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Douglas Dyar, age 65, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at Community Hospice in Verona, Mississippi.

Visitation will be 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at Shiloh Baptist Church, northwest of Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service will be, 2:00 p.m. at the Church with burial in Shiloh Cemetery.  Bro. Dewayne Satterwhite and Bro. Dan Duncan officiating.

Mr. Dyar was born in Marion County, AL, August 17, 1941 to Robert and Myrtle Harper Dyar.  He was a Pharmacist. 

He is survived by 2 Daughters, Lacey Sharpe of Huntsville, AL and Angel Boyd of Austin TX; 2 Sisters, Carolyn Dyar of Hamilton, AL and Lois Clement of Birmingham, AL.

He was preceded in death by his Parents; 2 Sisters, Stella Kelly and Inez Williams and 1 Brother, Woodrow Dyar.

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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James Zack Bowling - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL

James Zack Bowling, age 84, Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2007 at his residence.

Mr. Bowling was born December 28, 1922 in Marion County, Alabama to the late James Matthew and Rilla Palmer Bowling.  He was a Contractor by trade.  Mr. Bowling was a veteran of WWII.

Visitation was Saturday, January 27, 2007 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. following the visitation at the Chapel.  Burial was in Palmer Church Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

Mr. Bowling is survived by his wife, Ruby Parker Bowling; 1 daughter, Linda Taylor; 3 Grandchildren, Shane Taylor, Leighann (Donnie) Cooper, and Jason (Tina) Taylor; a Host of Great Grandchildren; Special Friends, Johnny Ables and Shawn Robinson; and a Host of Nieces & Nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, 3 Brothers, 1 Sister and 1 Grandson, Tracy Taylor.

Pall bearers were Donnie Cooper, Shawn Robinson, Charles Franks, Johnny Ables, Keith Bowling and Ryan Bowling.

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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Murray Elmer Byrd - Age 96 - Montevallo, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Murray Elmer Byrd , age 96, of Montevallo died January 30, 2007.

He was a member of Carson Road Baptist Church and retired from Frisco Railroad. He was born in Marion County, Alabama to the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester 'Chess' Byrd.

He is survived by a daughter, Glenda (Terry) Johnson of Montevallo, Alabama, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; 3 Sisters, Inez Smith, Hamilton, Alabama, Willene (Lowell) Gann, Hamilton, Alabama, and Dorothy, of Florida; 2 Brothers, Clyde Byrd and Doyle Byrd of Hamilton, Alabama, numerous Nieces and Nephews; and a host of friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Woodrow ' Woody' Byrd and a sister, Ruby and his brother-in-law Vic Price.

Visitation will be Wednesday, January 31, 2007 from 5 until 7 pm at Jefferson Memorial Trussville, Alabama. A chapel service will be Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 12 pm at Jefferson Memorial Trussville, burial will follow in the cemetery. Rev. Barry Holcomb and Larry Holcomb officiating.

Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.
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David Wayne Hulett - Age 40 - Sulligent, AL

David Wayne Hulett, age 40 of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Sunday, January 28, 2007.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, January 31, 2007, at 1 PM at Otts Funeral Home Chapel, burial in Macedonia Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 12-1 PM.

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

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Jack Carl Long - Age 73 - Pea Ridge, AL

Jack Carl Long, age 73, of Pea Ridge, AL, passed away Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at his residence.

He was a member of Dogwood Grove Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Johnnie Long of Pea Ridge, AL; daughter, Carla Long Hood of Hueytown, AL; son, Greg Carl Long of Hueytown, AL; sister, Juanita Elam of Hueytown, AL; grandson, Justin Carl Long; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Rockco Funeral Home Chapel, Montevallo, with burial in Macedonia Cemetery, Pea Ridge. Rev. Todd Burr officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Special thanks to New Beacon Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dogwood Grove Building Fund.


Rockco Funeral Home Montevallo directing.

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Louise Rye Jackson - Age 89 - Troy, AL (Formerly of the Hatley Community, Monroe County, MS)

Mrs. Louise Rye Jackson, 89, of Troy, Alabama, ,died on January 27, 2007 at her residence in Troy after a sudden illness.

She was born on May 17, 1917 in Monroe County, MS, to the late Henry Dudley and Lydia Blanch Crook Rye. She grew up in the Hatley Community of Monroe County, Mississippi where she was a graduate of Hatley Schools. She had lived in Birmingham, Amory, and in Troy Alabama for the past 15 years. She married Clarence J. Jackson on July 20, 1936, who predeceased her. She was a homemaker who enjoyed flower gardening, sewing and quilting. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Troy Alabama. Mrs. Jackson was a loving mother and grandmother.

Services will be at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory with Elder Tim Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Hatley Cemetery in Hatley. Visitation will continue Tuesday, Jan 30th until time for the service to begin.

Survivors include her one daughter, Brenda Jackson Harris and her husband George of Pelham, AL; three sons, Bill Jackson and his wife Jean of Troy AL, Ron Jackson and his wife Wanda of LaGrange GA, and Jeff Jackson and his wife Diane of Ozark AL; one sister, Elizabeth Rye Fowlkes of Amory; 15 grandchildren, Belinda Averitt, Greg Shelton, Teresa Lacey, Beth Heaton, Jim Jackson, Pam Gay, Keith Jackson, Eric Jackson, Jered Jackson, Travis Jackson, Shannon Yeatman, Laura Beth Howell, Arjay Jackson, Erin Chandler, and Chuck Chandler; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Tom Jackson; two brothers, Cecil Rye and Hansel Rye; one sister, LaVerne Sanderson; one grandson, Thomas Shelton Jackson.

Pallbearers will be Doug Fowlkes, Steve Fowlkes, Jim Jackson, Keith Jackson, Jared Jackson, Travis Jackson, Bill Heaton, and Phillip Gay.

Memorials may be given to Hatley Cemetery Fund, %Elizabeth Fowlkes, 60021 Fowlkes Rd, Amory MS 38821.

E. E. Pickle Funeral Home Chapel in Amory, MS in charge of arrangements.

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Verla Stovall Beasley Martin - Age 94 - Guin, AL

Verla Stovall Martin, age 94, of Guin, AL, died Friday, January 26, 2007 in the Daniel Health Care Center in Fulton, MS.

Born in Hackleburg, AL. She is the Daughter of the late James C. and Della Rebecca Stephens Stovall and the Wife of the late Herbert Preston Martin. She had lived in Guin most of her life, was a Nurse and was a member of the Guin First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Dorcas Group.

She is survived by Two Daughters, Joyce (L.C.) Fowler of Hamilton, AL and Gloria (Robert) Pyron of Guin, AL, 6 Grandchildren and 10

Great Grandchildren. A Sister, Annis S. Rutland of Tupelo, MS.

She was also preceded in death by her Husband, Herbert Preston Martin and A Son, James Merrill Beasley.

Services held Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. Art Rowe and Bro. Preston Headrick officiating.

Visitation Saturday January 27, 2007 from 1 - 2 at the funeral home.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, AL directing.
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Mildred (Molly) Baird Springfield - Age 95 - Guin, AL

Mildred (Molly) Baird Springfield, age 95 of Guin, AL died Tuesday January 30, 2007 at her residence.

Born in Guin, Alabama she is the Daughter of the late Roy B. and Hattie Paul Baird Sr. and the Wife of the late Joseph Paul Springfield. She had lived in Guin all of her life. She graduated from Marion County High School in 1929 where she played Softball and Volleyball. She graduated from Montevallo in 1934 with a degree in Elementary Education and taught in Guin Elementary School for 10 years. She was a member of the Guin First Baptist Church.

She is survived by Two Nieces, Sally Bolling of Fayette, AL and Beverly Baird Barton of Petal, MS and Five Nephews, Eddy Pearce of Hamilton, AL, Carey Baird of Birmingham, AL, Tim Baird of State College, PA, Tony Baird of New Braunfels, TX and Ben Baird of Northport, AL.

Services held Friday, February 2, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the Guin First Baptist Church with Burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. Scott Stokes and Bro. Heath Yielding officiating.

Visitation Friday, February 2, 2007 10 - 11 am at the church.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, AL directing.
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Gilbert Milton Carpenter - Age 81 - Birmingham, AL

Gilbert Milton Carpenter, age 81, of Birmingham, died Tuesday, January 30, 2007.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 2nd, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Founder's Room at St. Luke's Episcopal Church.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Horner Carpenter; 2 sons, Gilbert W. Carpenter (Kathy), Harry Carpenter (Barbara); daughter, Carolyn Henderson; brother, C. Earle Carpenter (Judy); grandchildren, Ashley Bazemore (Tom), Kelly Webb (Ezell), Tracy Carpenter, Courtney Andre (John), Brent Carpenter (Amber), Wesley Carpenter, and Payne Henderson.

Born in Birmingham, Alabama on November 13, 1925, Mr. Carpenter graduated from Riverside Military Academy in 1943 and entered the Navy. He attended Howard College (Samford University) participating in the V-12 program and earning his H Letter. He was transferred by the Navy to Tulane University. Mr. Carpenter attended Supply Officer School in Bayonne, New Jersey and commissioned as Lt.JG.  A 1946 graduate of the University of Alabama, Mr. Carpenter was a Jester in the Shriners and served as Chairman of Birmingham University School. He was a charter member of The Club and Vestavia Country Club where he was on the Board of Directors. He was a member of the Country Club of Birmingham, a charter member and former Deacon of Shades Valley Presbyterian Church, and a member and former Vestryman at St. Luke's Episcopal Church. Mr. Carpenter was President of both Hightower Box & Tank Company and Carpenter Oak Flooring Company. He served as Chairman of Alabama Oak Flooring in Guin, Alabama and was the former Director of National Oak Flooring Association and Wooden Box & Pallet Association. He was Director and Southern Area Vice President of Young President Organization (YPO) and Chairman of the Rebel Chapter. In 1975, Mr. Carpenter joined the Chief Executive Organization. He served as President of Cross Creek Park Home Owners Association for 12 years and was also a commercial and industrial Real Estate Broker.

The family suggests memorials be sent to St. Luke's Episcopal Church or to the UAB Cardiovascular Research Department.


Services are under the direction of Ridout's Valley Chapel (879-3401) in Homewood.
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James Olith Erwin - Age 85 - Winfield, AL

James Olith Erwin, age 85, of Winfield passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2007 in the Consult America nursing home of Carbon Hill.

He was survived by his son, George Lee (Rita) Erwin of Cherokee, Al. Two grandsons, Dustin and Gabriel Erwin. One Brother, Edward Erwin of Tuscaloosa. Two sisters, Mamie Aldridge of Glenn Allen and Betty Aston of Hamilton; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Services will be held Friday, February 2, 2007 at 11 a.m. from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the chapel. Burial will follow in the Mt. Olive Cemetery.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.
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Ronald Jefferson (R.J.) McDonald - 100 - Marion, Al (Formerly of Winfield, AL)

Ronald Jefferson (R.J.) McDonald, , 100, of Marion, Alabama, died on Sunday January 21, 2007.

Born on January 4, 1907, in Winfield, Alabama, he was the son of the late John Marcus McDonald. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, a wonderful Christian man and great educator. After graduating from Winfield High School, he obtained a college degree in 1931 and masters in 1940 from the University of Alabama; the first in the family to do so. He met his wife, Margie, at the University where he was inducted to Phi Delta Kappa. They raised four daughters and were married for over 68 years. In the summer of 1942, "Col Mac" left the Alabama Public School System to become an instructor at Marion Military Institute where he became Dean and later promoted to Vice President of Academic Affairs. Col. Mac was a perfect example for us all. It was no accident that God blessed him with such a long, happy and healthy life.

Mr. McDonald is survived by his four daughters: Margaret McDonald (Dr. William Max) of Birmingham, Alabama; Barbara Mitchell (Mr. Frank S.) of Dallas, Texas; Carolyn Starling ( Rev. Ralph L.) of Richmond, VA; and Frances Quick (Col. Ret. Bunnet R.) of Columbus, GA. Mr. McDonald is also survived by one sister, Johnnie McDonald New of Lithonia, Ga., and one brother, Joe McDonald of Winfield, Al. Seven Grandchildren are the following: Paige McDonald of Tampa, Fl.; Donald Slappy, Jr. (Beth) of Houston, Texas; Charlotte Mitchell of Indian Trail, N.C.; Raymond Slappy (Trina) of Albertville, Al.; Susan Mitchell Keesecker (Richard) of Dalls, TX.; Shannon Quick of Columbus, GA.; and Jeffrey Quick of New York City, NY. Two Great Grandchildren: Annika and Ethan Keesecker of Dallas, TX.

Family will receive friends for 12:00- 12:45 Wednesday January 24, 2007 at Siloam Baptist Church Parlors. Funeral Services will follow in the sanctuary at 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at the Thomaston Cemetery in Thomaston, Alabama at 3:00 p.m. Kirk Funeral Homes Marion, Alabama will be directing the services with the Rev. Michael Perry officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Siloam Baptist Church 505 Washington Street Marion, Alabama36756. Marion Military Institute 1101 Washington Street Marion, Alabama 36756, or charity of your choice.


Kirk Funeral Home, Marion, Alabama will be directing the services.
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Robert Walker, Jr. - Age 74 - Vernon, AL

Mr. Robert Walker, Jr., age 74, of Vernon, AL, died January 28, 2007.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 3, at 1 p.m. at the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ with burial in Furnace Hill Cemetery.

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

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directing.

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Woodrow Allen "Woody" Doss - Age 58 - Winfield, AL

Woodrow Allen "Woody" Doss, age 58, of Winfield, died Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Woody is survived by his son, Casey (Linsey) Doss of Hamilton; a step-daughter, Hadassah (Roger) Hulsey of Vance, AL; a granddaughter, Analeise Doss; step-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Bruin Hulsey; three brothers, William (Patricia) Doss of Winfield, Gary (Judy) Doss of Vancouver, WA, and Walter Harold Doss of Winfield; three sisters, Carolyn Zimmerman of Los Angeles, Jennifer (Jim) Seig of Los Angeles, and Phyllis (Ray) Steele of Indiana; two nieces, and ten nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 2, 2007 at 7:00 PM from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel with Venlon Bradford officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 6:00 PM.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Nancy L. Trimm Fuller - Age 64 - (Formerly of Fayette County)

Nancy L. Trimm Fuller, born April 9, 1942 died Tuesday, January 30, 2007. She was the oldest daughter of John and Audra Trimm from Fayette Co. Alabama.

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Marcus Don Fuller, also her three children Forrest (Rusty) and wife Joy Fuller, of Birmingham, daughters Donna Kay Little of Mobile and Diana Fuller Tate of Pinson. Also her cherished grandchildren, Callie, Riley, Ansley Caroline, Audra Little and Madeline Little and two great grandsons, Cole and Caiden Combs. She is also survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister, Harald Trimm of Heflin, Dwight Trimm of Fayette County, Duane Trimm of Wilmington, OH, and sister Ellen Enis of Fayette County.

She worked many jobs to make sure her children all went to college and all three attended Jacksonville State University and all are in the medical field. She worked at Birmingham Trust National Bank(now Wachovia) was a census taker and worked at Jim Walter Coal Mines #7 for many years. Nancy had a giving and loving personality and everybody around her always lit up when she was in a room, or around her. She loved her Savior, having attended Pioneer Baptist Church for many years. One of her greatest joys was teaching in the children's church and the kids loved her so much. She was a beauty queen, having been Miss Jefferson County in 1959, and had a charming and beautiful personality. Funeral Service will be Friday, February 2, 2007 at 9:30 am at Pinson United Methodist Church, visitation will be Thursday, February 1, 2007 from 5 pm until 7 pm at Jefferson Memorial Trussville. Burial will be in Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Rev. Bob Posey and Rev. Ron Gonia officiating.


Jefferson Memorial directing.

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Mrs. Lois Lindley - Age 69 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Lois Lindley, age 69, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 2, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at Rocky Grove Baptist Church on Sentry Road in Hamilton.  Visitation will be 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, February 1, 2007 at the Church.  Burial will be in the Rocky Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Lindley was born in Marion County, Alabama on May 28, 1937 to the late Eli and Lora Childers Stidham.

Survivors include:  2 sons, Michael Lindley (Marilyn) Lindley of Russellville, AL and Rick (Carolyn) Lindley of Hamilton, AL.; 1 Daughter, Sherry Lindley of Fayette, AL.; 7 Grandchildren; 4 Great Grandchildren; 2 Sisters, Ann Pugh and Louise Harris; 2 Brothers, James Stidham and Wilburn Stidham.

She was preceded in death by her Husband, Charles Lindley; 2 Daughters, Shelia Lindley and Diane Lindley; 2 Sisters; and 1 Brother.

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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Jake Jackson Gray - Age 66 - Sulligent, AL

Jake Jackson Gray, age 66, of Sulligent, died January 31, 2007.

Funeral services Monday February 5, at 1:00 P.M. from the Otts Chapel burial in the Gray Family Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday Evening from 3 until 6 P.M.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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

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Earnest Veto Purser - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL

Earnest Veto Purser, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Monday, January 22, 2007.

He was the son of the late James and Lillie Raburn Purser.

Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2007 at Pleasant Hill Free Will Baptist Church with burial in Sullins School House Cemetery. Bro J. B. Tice and Bro. Elvis Cochran were the officiating ministers.

Survivors include his wife, Ina Mitchell Purser; 3 sons, Billy (Nancy) Purser, Kenneth (Elon) Purser, and Roger (Pauline) Purser; 1 daughter, Shirley Tauxe; 1 sister, Velmar Cummings; 2 brothers, Frank and Grady Purser; 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Vernie Purser; infant brother, Robert Purser; infant sister, Lessie Purser; 3 brothers, James, Charles and Will Purser; 4 sisters, Verie Harper, Bessie Nichols, Betty Vickers, and Florine Cummings; and 3 grandchildren, Wade, William Earnest, and Joshua Purser.

Active pallbearers were Bryan Parson, Bryan Lanford, Scotty, Rodney, Craig, and Chris Purser, Randy Williams and J. T. Berge.


Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton directed the services.

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Ethel Lee Kelley Huguley - Age 97 - Winfield, AL

Ethel Lee Kelley Huguley, age 97, of Winfield, Alabama passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at her residence.

Born on August 21, 1909 in Winston County, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Aaron and Margaret Ann Norris Kelley. She was a resident of Brilliant most of her life and a member of the Rock City Church of God.

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2007 at McGraw Memorial Chapel of the Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL with burial in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Venlon Bradford was the officiating Minister.

Survivors include 1 son, Anthony Gale (Gail) Huguley of Mobile, Alabama; 3 Daughters, Geraldean (Fred) Stringfellow of Brilliant, AL, Jan Goodwin of Winfield, AL and Lottie (Jesse) Aldridge of Glen Allen, AL; 23 Grandchildren; a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellard Huguley; 3 Sons, James Ellard, Floyd Lee and Ethridge L. Huguley; 1 Daughter, Eloise Jean Huguley; 2 Granddaughters, Kelley Vonn Jackson and Cathy Aldridge; 2 Grandsons, Byron Goodwin and Bruce "Pete" Huguley; and 3 Sisters, Mattie Bell Berry, Cora Pridmore and Mandy Rutledge.

Active Pall Bearers were Michael Yancey, Wayne, Allen, Trent and Donny Goodwin, Gregg Moore and Roger Stringfellow.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL directed the services.

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Loysine Carter Feltman - Age 84 - Birmingham, AL

Loysine Carter Feltman, age 84 of Birmingham, Alabama, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2007.

She was born February 4, 1922 in Alabama to the late Clurtis and Effie Johnson Carter. She was a homemaker.

Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2007 from the Ridout's Trussville Chapel with burial in Forest Crest Cemetery. Rev. Dwight Wilson was the officiating minister.

Survivors include 4 daughters, Lola Sotiropoulos, Linda (Wilson) Myers, Cathy (Mike) Johnstone and Celia (Leonard) Thornton; 5 brothers, Floyce "Buster" (Frances) Carter, Clurtis (Jewell) Carter, Jr., Calvin (Yvonne) Carter, Rayburn (Cindy) Carter and Elvis (Ethelene) Carter; 2 sisters, Evelyn (Wayne) McCracken and Virginia (Dwight) Wilson; 1 sister-in-law Dorothy Carter; 11 Grandchildren; and 6 Great Grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, John Feltman; 1 daughter, Lenora Gay Feltman; 2 brothers, Otis "Bud" and Eugene Carter; 1 sister, Evaline Carter; and 1 son-in-law, Constantine Sotiropoulos.


Ridout's Trussville Chapel of Birmingham, AL directed the services.

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Linnie Frasier Hargett - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL

Linnie Frasier Hargett, age 82 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2007.

Linnie was the son of the late Henry Judson and Ollie Bell Ables Hargett. He served as a Deacon at many Churches of Christ and served as an Elder for over 20 years at the Hamilton Church of Christ in Hamilton, Alabama. He was on the Board of Directors at the Maywood Christian Camp in Hamilton, co-founder of Camp Merihah in Centerville, Tennessee, Project Director at the building site of Guyana, South America Church of Christ, project manager of housing development in Moscow, Russia and of the building of the Hamilton Church of Christ.

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2007 from the Hamilton Church of Christ with burial in the Corinth National Cemetery in Corinth, Mississippi. Bro. Ted Burleson and Dale Jenkins were the officiating ministers.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Hargett; 1 son, Richard Hargett of Orange Beach, AL; 1 daughter, Jeannie (Bruce) Miller of Hamilton, AL; 2 sisters, Ann Green of Booneville, Mississippi and Elva Scobey of Atlanta, Georgia; 5 Grandchildren, Lynn (Brad) Hatcher of Marietta, Georgia, Ricky Hargett of Orange Beach, Alabama, Brett (Misty) Miller of Hamilton, Alabama, Emily (Jason) Peterson of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Lindsey (Nick) Pritchard of Columbia, South Carolina; 4 Great Grandchildren, Sarah Paxton Miller, Hadley Cate and Sawyer Peterson and Jackson Hatcher; and 4 Nieces and Nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kristie Lynn Hargett and 1 brother Cecil Hargett.


Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL directed the services.

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Rayburn W. Berryhill - Age 74 - Brilliant, AL

Rayburn W. Berryhill, age 74 of Brilliant, Alabama passed away on Friday, January 19, 2007 at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Born on August 11, 1932 in Marion County, Alabama, he was the son of the late Charles C. and Agnes Sparks Berryhill. He was a lifelong resident of Winfield and Brilliant. He worked as an over-the-road trucker and locally hauled coal. His church affiliation was Church of Christ.

Funeral Services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2007 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama with burial in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens in Brilliant, Alabama. Jerry Self was the officiating minister.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Tucker Berryhill; 4 daughters, Ava Franks of Carolina Shores, North Carolina, Hilda (Dan) Leonard of Brilliant, Alabama, Renee (Danny) Seals of Winfield, Alabama and Kelly (Herman) Kitchens of Dadeville, Alabama; 1 sister, Joyce Manley of Brilliant, Alabama; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 1 brother-in-law, Louis Tucker of Milan, Tennessee; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Chase Tyree and 3 brothers, Warren, Bud and Russell Berryhill.

Active pallbearers are Drew Manley, Randy and Bryan Berryhill, Kevin Norris, Al Corkren, and Jimmy Perry.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Tina Stewart Terry - Age 37 - Glen Allen, AL

Tina Stewart Terry, age 37 of Glen Allen, Alabama passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at the University of Alabama Hospital

in Birmingham, Alabama.

Born on May 7, 1969 in Marion County, she was the daughter of Joe and Loretta Webb Stewart. she was a lifelong resident of Glen
Allen, AL, attended Hubbertville High School, and was previously employed with 4-M Manufacturing in Glen Allen. She was a member
of the Glen Allen United Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 19, 2007 at the Glen Allen United Methodist Church with burial in the adjoining
cemetery. James Baccus and Don Barham were the officiating ministers.

In addition to her to her parents, survivors include her son, Cody Terry; brothers, Stacey (Mary) Stewart and Neal Stewart; sisters,
Mary Barnes and Connie (Benny) Hubbert, all of Glen Allen; nieces and nephews Dannah and Destiny Hubbert, Amanda, Kaitlyn, Derek
and Joseph Barnes and Corey, Casey and Savannah Stewart; secial friends, Aaron Glancy and Joey Hicks; and a host of aunts, uncles
and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Alon and Elore Webb and Frank and Annie Stewart.

Active pallbearers were B. J. Gilbert, Dennis Aldridge, Jonathan Stewart, James Hill, Tim Oden, and Danny Marcum.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed services.

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Gary Michael "Mike" Chaffin - Age 54 - Winfield, AL

Mr. Gary Michael “Mike” Chaffin, age 54 of Winfield, passed away, Monday, January 29, 2007 as a result of a truck accident.

Mike was born on June 20, 1952 in Waukegan, IL a son of Joel Everette Chaffin and Ruby Louise Hollingsworth Chaffin; resident of Winfield and Hubbertville areas most of his life; 1970 Graduate of Hubbertville High School; previously employed with Manufactured Housing Plants; currently employed with D & G Trucking at Fayette; and he attended New Life Fellowship Church.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and a niece Sydney Chaffin.

Survivors include one son, Jason Johnson of Eldridge; four grandchildren; father, Joel E. Chaffin of Winfield; two brothers, Jimmy (Karen) Chaffin and David (Stachie) Chaffin, both of Glen Allen; nieces and nephews, Greg (Julie) Chaffin, Kristie (Buddy) Crabtree, Savannah, Joshua, Alex and Eric Chaffin.

Funeral Services were held Friday, February 9, 2007 at 7:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Jeff Norris was the officiating minister. Burial followed Saturday in the Berea Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the service.

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McNece, Elmer - Age 73 - Davis, CA

Elmer McNece, age 73 of Davis, California passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at his residence.

Mr. McNece was born April 22, 1934 in Pleasant Ridge to the late Elmer and Bertha McNece.  He was an Army Veteran stationed in Germany.  He earned his bachelors degree from Cal State Long Beach and masters degree from UCLA in accounting.  He taught accounting at Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Sacramento.

Funeral services were held on Monday, February 5, 2007 from the First Baptist Church of Davis, California.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Barbara NcNece; sisters, Lila Mae Barnes of Clanton, AL, Celeste Mott of Butler, AL, Peggy Black and Mary Lou Porter, both of Guin, AL, and Gaynell Dunvant of Winfield, AL; sons, Roy, Greg (Amy) and Mark (Jennifer) McNece all of Davis, CA; step-children, Ken Morlock, Sacramento, CA, Kellie Morlock, Half Moon Bay, CA, and Debbie Morlock of Miami Beach, FL; and grandchildren, Jamie, Tayler, Lauren, Jared and Jackson McNece, all of Davis, CA.

Wiscombe's Davis Funeral Chapel of Davis, CA directed the services.

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Melton, Leola Godsey Collier - Age 76 - Hamilton, AL

Leola Godsey Melton, age 76, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away January 29, 2007 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, AL.

Mrs. Melton was born February 1, 1930, in Marion County, Alabama.  Leola was the daughter of the late Silas M. and Dora Ellen Palmer Godsey.  Lee was a life time member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #2434, Biloxi, Mississippi.  She joined under the auspices of her late husband, Luke Melton, a US Army Veteran.  She served in every office on the local district and state level of the Auxiliary and was also elected state president of Mississippi for 1988 - 1989.  Under her leadership, the state received several awards from the national office of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Kansas City, Missouri.

In addition to her parents, Lee was preceded in death by her son, Luther Michael Collier, two sisters and three brothers. 

Survivors include two sons, Barry Scott Collier in Atlanta, Georgia and Terry Keith (Cha) Collier in Lake Placid, Florida.  There are six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.  There are also three sisters, Gaynell (Hugh Don) Lee, Zella and Betty Godsey, all of Hamilton, Alabama and a special friend, Hilda Neal of Florence, Alabama.

There was a private memorial held in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Obituary Submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama, 205-921-3197.

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Gereld Ray Cantrell - Age 61 - Cullman, AL  (Formerly of Beaverton, AL)

Funeral services for Gereld Ray Cantrell, 61, of Cullman, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Berlin Cemetery at Mt. Carmel, the Rev. Rob Lambert officiating, with interment in Berlin Cemetery at Mt. Carmel.

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Cantrell passed away Jan. 13, 2007, at his residence in Cullman. He was born Dec. 21, 1945, to Albert and Rosella Cantrell in Beaverton. He was a laborer in farming and construction.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Sue Hugley and Judy Hill; and two brothers, Harold and Herman Cantrell.

Survivors include his two sons, Jody (Julie) Cantrell of Cullman and Josh Cantrell of Cullman; daughter, Angela (Thomas) Fossett; brother, Kermit Cantrell; six sisters, Helen (Gene) Barksdale of Vina, Hazel Riggs of Montana, Dollie (Bob) Ames of Oklahoma, Essie Lee Smith of Hamilton, Mavis (Thomas) Holly of Haleyville, and Geneva Baker of Georgia; five grandsons, Allen Burgess, Jerimah Cantrell, James Cantrell, Jacob Cantrell, and Joseph Cantrell; granddaughter, Stephanie Burgess, and six grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 1p.m. to 2 p.m. at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home.

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White, Robert L. - Age 85 - LaPalma, CA (Formerly of Brilliant, AL)

Robert L. White, age 85, of LaPalma, California, formerly of Brilliant, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2007, at his residence.
 

Mr. White was born on September 19, 1922, in Brilliant, Alabama. He retired in 1985 after 38 years as a switchman on the South Pacific Railroad. He was a Veteran of World War II and served as a Marine in the fifth division.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nellie Leigh Bennett.

Survivors include his wife, Gloria Goodwin White; 3 sons, Larry (Linda) White, Gary (Barbara) White, and Darrell (Shari) White; 2 daughters, Linda (Graham) Volker and Darlene (Andrew) Paz; 2 brothers, Jerry White of Florence, Alabama and James White of Arizona; 2 sisters, Billie Boteler and Maudine Franks, both of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and 12 grandchildren.


ACCU-CARE Cremation Center of LaPalma, Calif. directed the services.

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