Obituaries

May - 2007

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Adair, Charles - Age 69 - Haleyville, AL   5/12/07

Addison, Lou Colburn - Age 77 - Winfield, AL   5/14/07   (Updated 5/28)

Alexander Sr., Michael Joe - Age 45 - Winfield, AL    5/25/07

Allen, Robert J. - Age 61 - Belmont, MS.   5/31/07

Batchelder, Dorothy T. - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL   5/11/07  (Amended 5/19)

Benson, Lola Ella - Age 77 - Arley, AL   5/11/07

Berryhill, Lurla Grace Gilmore - Age 79 - Guin, AL   5/2/07

Blackston, C.A. - Age 61 - Sulligent, AL   5/17/07

Burton, Jr., Anthony Ronald - Age 14 - Haleyville, AL   5/13/07

Cantrell, Edral Carrouth - Age 75 - Beaverton, AL   5/18/07   (Updated 6/3)

Carpenter, Betty J. - Age 71 - Sheffield, AL   5/12/07

Carter, L. V. - Age 78 - Double Springs, AL   5/19/07

Chapin, Betty G. Crosswhite - Age 74 - Florence, AL  (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)    5/14/07

Clark,  Larry - Age 59 - Detroit, AL   5/9/07

Clemons, Jeraldine Cooley - Age 75 - Russellville, AL    5/19/07

Cole, Patsy Ann Westbrook - Age 48 - Guin, AL   5/21/07

Crowe, James Lowell - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL   5/7/07   (Updated 5/10)

Curtis, Zilpha Mae - Age 94 - Iuka, MS    5/17/07

Darracott, Carmon - Age 76 - Hamilton, AL   5/7/07   (Updated 5/16)

Davis, John Edward - Age 81 - Russellville, AL   5/18/07

Dyer, Susanna DeGennaro - Age 88 - Tupelo, MS   5/10/07

Estes, Barbara Lee - Age 55 - Spring, TX (Formerly of Winfield, AL)   5/29/07

Estes, J.B. - Age 64 - Winfield, AL (Rock City Community)   5/17/07   (Updated 6/3)

Evans, Harold - Age 80 - Guin, AL   5/28/07

Fowler, Danny K. - Age 55 - Formererly of Waynesboro, TN   5/14/07

Fowler, Frankie Captolia Austin Belcher - Florence, AL   5/18/07

Fuller, Thelma Darlene Thorne - Age 53 - Russellville, AL   5/24/07

Gann, Janice Gail - Age 44 - Red Bay, AL   5/1/07

Gardner, Sarah - Age 89 - Haleyville, AL   5/18/07

Gilbert, Audie Guin - Age 92 - Brilliant, AL   5/13/07  (Updated 5/28)

Gilbreath, Emma J. “Gimmer” - Age 67 - Guin, AL   5/19/07

Godsey, Terry Joe - Age 50 - Jasper, AL (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)   5/13/07

Gordon, Christine - Age 83 - Athens, GA (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)   5/8/07

Grissom, Robert Robert Reed "Bob" - Age 60 - Russellville, AL   5/22/07

Hamilton, Scott Donald - Age 36 - Phil Campbell, AL    5/18/07

Harper, Ora Mae Gann - Age 79 - Bowling Green, KY (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)   5/22/07   (Updated 6/11)

Harrison, Mattie Rachel - Age - Russellville, AL   5/16/07   (Updated 7/7/07)

Hembree, Royce Clifton - Age 62 - Houston, AL   5/4/07

Henderson, Benton - Age 96 - Double Springs, AL  5/8/07

Hester, Annie Belle "Bette" - Age 93 - Russellville, AL    5/17/07

Hollis, Shafter - Age 82 - Guin, AL   5/6/07

Hood, Bobby Gene - Age 73 - Hamilton, AL   5/9/07

Johnson, Dociefene Ayers - Age 74 - Houston, AL (Formerly of Double Springs, Grove Hill & Hackleburg, AL)   5/18/07

Jones, Dorothy D. - Age 86 - Florence, AL   5/6/07

King, Grady N. - Age 68 - Russellville, AL   5/5/07

Kirby, Greg L. - Moulton, AL   5/19/07

Landers, Mr. N. G. - Age 100 - Russellville, AL   5/18/07

Ledbetter, William Franklin "Frank" - Age 72 - Vina, AL   5/16/07

Lee, Bobby Lawson - Age 69 - Winfield, AL   5/15/07   (Updated 5/28)

McCaleb, Lucy - Age 102 - Guin, AL   5/5/07

McCarthy, Marie - Age 79 - Red Bay, AL   5/19/07

McDonald, Calvin Coolidge - Age 82 - Moulton, AL. (Formerly of Winfield, AL)   5/7/07

McNatt, Rosie Lee Jones - Age 75 - Russellville, AL   5/25/07

Malone, Pearl Horton - Age 80 - Russellville, AL   5/21/07

Mann, Billy Joe - Age 65 - Hackleburg, AL   5/30/07

Markham, Dempsey J. "Demp" - Age 94 - Hamilton, AL   5/10/07   (Updated 5/16)

Markham, Lillie Bell - Age 89 - Guin, AL   5/25/07

Mayhall, Helen Brewer - Age 93 - Phil Campbell, AL   5/15/07

Montgomery, Debra Searcy - Age 52 - Russellville, AL    5/16/07

Myers, Thomas E. "Tater" - Age 66 - Vernon, AL (Hope)    5/12/07

Nalls, Cardia Mae - Age 86 - Fayette, AL   5/6/07

Nix, Suley - Age 80 - Haleyville, AL   5/9/07

Odom, Lavelle Roberts - Age 89 - Sulligent, AL   5/12/07

Orrick, Bernice Joy - Age 73 - Red Bay, AL    5/25/07

Page,  Lowell Virgil - Age 56 - Haleyville, AL   5/6/07

Parr, Esta Lee Shirey - Age 93 - Montgomery, AL. (Formerly of Winfield, AL)   5/19/07

Parr, Faye - Age 69 - Haleyville, AL  (Wiley Branch Community)   5/25/07

Poole, Scott Joe - Age 35 - Belmont, MS   5/22/07

Reeder, Noah Daniel - Age 0 - Birmingham, AL   5/9/07

Roberts, Jonathan - Age 19 - Winfield, AL   5/7/07

Searcy, Jack - Age 87 - Dennis, MS    5/12/07

Shirley, Betty Lois Shelton - Age 65 - Haleyville, AL   5/29/07

Simpson, Arbie Bohannon McClain - Age 84 - Red Bay, AL   5/5/07

Smith, Nannie Mildred - Age 89 - Russellville, AL   5/20/07

Sullins, Lyndon Darrell - Age 44 - Winfield, AL   5/30/07

Summerford, J.C. "Jay" - Age 77 - Mantachie, MS    5/26/07  

Taylor, Rev. J. Duane - Age 64 - Muscle Shoals, AL   (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)   5/22/07   (Updated 5/28)

Thomas, Evelyn Louise Pugh - Age 70 - Guin, AL   5/5/07

Tidwell, Bobbie Nell Johnson - Age 71 - Eldridge, AL   5/8/07

Tidwell, Infant Twins, Jarred & Kesha   5/9/07

Todd, Pearlie - Age 99 - Guin, AL   5/25/07

Upton, Marilynn R. "Pat" - Age 69 - Russellville, AL   5/13/07

Washburn, Mary S. - Age 68 - Haleyville, AL   5/3/07

Wheeler, Lucille S. - Age 67 - Vernon, AL   5/6/07

Woodruff, Harry Copeland - Age 80 - Russellville, AL   5/21/07

Wooten, Lucille Emerson - Age 82 - Hodges, AL   5/18/07

Yarbrough, Flora Moore - Age 86 - Ft. Pierce, FL (Formerly of Lamar County, AL)   5/2007

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Gann, Janice Gail - Age 44 - Red Bay, AL

Janice Gail Gann, age 44, died Tuesday, May 1, 2007. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today and until 3 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Ridge Cemetery, Golden, Miss. She was an employee of Golden Manufacturing for 15 years.

Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, AL. in charge of arrangements.
 
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Washburn, Mary S. - Age 68 - Haleyville, AL

Mary Simmons Washburn, 68, died Thursday, May 3, 2007. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at New Prospect Baptist Church, Haleyville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Pinkard Funeral home, Haleyville, is directing. 

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Hembree, Royce Clifton - Age 62 - Houston, AL

(December 13, 1944 - May 4, 2007) 

Royce Clifton Hembree, age 62, of Houston, Alabama passed away Friday, May 4, 2007, at his residence.

Mr. Hembree was employed for many years in both the commercial and residential areas of heating and air conditioning. He also spent several years in service with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office in Louisiana and served honorably in the U.S. Air Force during the Viet Nam era.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 11:00 a.m. at the Graveside in Houston Baptist Church Cemetery.  Rev Glenn Bridgeman will officiate. A United States Air Force detail will provide military honors.

He is survived by:  1 Son – Cliff (Lisa) Hembree; His Mother – Valorie Hembree; 1 Brother – Richard Hembree; 2 Sisters – Linda Deslatte & Donna Hembree.

He was preceded in death by:  His Wife – Patricia King Hembree; His Father – Royce Hembree; 1 Brother – Billy Hembree.

Nichols Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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King, Grady N. - Age 68 - Russellville, AL

Grady Neal King, 68, died Saturday, May 5, 2007. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Akins Funeral Home in Russellville. The funeral will follow-with burial in Franklin Memory Garden.

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

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Simpson, Arbie Bohannon McClain - Age 84 - Red Bay, AL

Arbie Bohannon McClain Simpson, 84, died Saturday, May 5, 2007. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala. The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Old Burleson Cemetery. She was a member of the Church of God at Palestine.

Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, AL. in charge of services.

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Wheeler, Lucille S. - Age 67 - Vernon, AL

Mrs. Lucille S. Wheeler, age 67, of Vernon, Alabama, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2007.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. from the First Freewill Baptist Church in Vernon, Alabama with burial in Lamar Memory Gardens.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directing.


Page,  Lowell Virgil - Age 56 - Haleyville, AL

(June 29, 1949 - May 6, 2007)

Mr. Lowell Virgil Page passed away as the result of a traffic accident in Walker County, Sunday, May 6, 2007.

Visitation, Wednesday, May 9, 2007, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs, Alabama where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2007.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Ashridge.

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

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Crowe, James Lowell - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. James Lowell Crowe, age 82, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, May 7, 2007 at D.C.H. Regional Medical Center at Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Funeral Service, 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Burleson Church of Christ with Bro. Todd Clippard officiating.  Same day visitation, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and service time at 4:00 p.m. at the Church.  Burial in Hamilton Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Crowe was born May 27, 1924 in Marion County, Alabama, to Thomas and Lelar Franks Crowe.  He was a retired business man and was married to Evelyn Armstrong Crowe.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Armstrong Crowe; 1 daughter, Ann (Wade) Mann; 2 grandchildren, Dana (Shannon) Mays and Scott (Denise) Mann; 4 great grandchildren, Colby Mays, Dylan Mann, Regan Mann, Taryn Mann; 1 brother, Gerald Crowe; and 1 sister Doris Burleson.

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

This obituary submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL.

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Darracott, E. P. Carmon - Age 76 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. E. P. Carmon Darracott, age 76, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, May 7, 2007 at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory, Mississippi.

Funeral service Thursday, May 10, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama. Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating. Visitation, Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, north of Hamilton on Co. Hwy. 29.
Mr. Darracott was born March 6, 1937 in Marion County, AL to Elgar Pervis & Effie Louissac Hutchinson Darracott. He was a Welder.

He is survived by his wife, Eloise Lucius Darracott; 6 children, Carmon Jr. (Pat) Darracott of Franksville, WI., Purvis Clay Darracott of Franksville, WI., David (Pat) Darracott of Amory, MS., Rebecca (Jeff) Matheny of Cookeville, TN., Ernest (Rachael) Darracott of Hamilton, AL., and Johnny (Angie) Darracott of Hamilton, AL.; 4 brothers, Norris Darracott of Red Bay, AL., Lebert Darracott (Tiny) of Red Bay, AL., Gerald Darracott of Racine, WI., and Larry (Theida) Darracott of Kenosha, WI.; 1 sister, Virginia (Wayne) Schiller of Tuscumbia, AL.; 14 grandchildren; & 17 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Elgar Pervis Darracott, his mother, Effie Louissac Hutchinson Darracott, and 1 granddaughter, Angel Darracott.

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

This obituary submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL


Hood, Bobby Gene - Age 73 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Bobby Gene Hood, age 73, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral Service, 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2007 at  the Hamilton  Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday night, May 10, 2007 at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Bro. Preston Headrick officiating.

Mr. Hood was born in Marion County, Alabama to Charlie and Bertha Funderburk Hood.  Mr. Hood was a Truck Driver for 47 years.  He was a Veteran of the U. S. Army.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Tina Hood and Peggy (Allen) Myrick; 1 son-in-law, David Horsley; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Edna Foster of Arkansas, Vivian McMicken of Arkansas, and Ripple Cayson of Mississippi; 1 brother, Tommy Hood of Alabama; 1 brother-in-law, Jerry (Carolyn) Carter; a special friend, Doris Pearce; and a host of other relatives & friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Hood; parents, Charlie & Bertha Funderburk Hood; and a daughter, Rosie Diane Horsley.

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

This obituary submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL.

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Gordon, Christine - Age 83 - Athens, GA (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)

Mrs. Christine Gordon, age 83, formerly of Haleyville, now of Athens, Georgia passed away in Georgia, Tuesday, May 8, 2007.

Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 9:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville where funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00AM. Dr. T. C. Stringfellow will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Haleyville.

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

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Henderson, Benton - Age 96 - Double Springs, AL
(July 27, 1910 - May 8, 2007)

Mr. Henderson passed away quietly at his residence May 8, 2007. He was 96 years old. He was a barber in the Double Springs area for many years and served as a school bus driver for years with the Winston County School System.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 to 9:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs. Funeral services will be held at Fairview Baptist Church in Double Springs Friday 2:00PM. Mr. Henderson will lie in state at the church from 1:00 to service time. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

He is survived by: 4 Sons - Parnell, Tom Jeff, J.W. and Toby Henderson; 1 Daughter - Florenda McLeroy; 3 Brothers - Denton, T.C., and Willard Henderson; 3 Sisters - Nell Peoples, Voile Peoples and Burneze Guthrie; Also survived by 12 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: his Wife - Vinia Henderson; Daughter - Faynell Pruitt; Parents - Tom and Holly (Welborn) Henderson.


Arrangements by Nichols Funeral Home.

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Suley Nix - Age 80 - Haleyville, AL

Suley Nix, age 80 of Haleyville passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at Lakeland Community Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville and will be announced Thursday, May 10, 2007.

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

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Tidwell, Infant Twins , Jarred & Kesha

Infant Twins of Jarred and Kesha Tidwell passed away May 9, 2007 in Jasper, Alabama. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced Thursday, May 10, 2007.

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Thomas, Evelyn Louise Pugh - Age 70 - Guin, AL

Evelyn Louise Pugh Thomas, age 70, of Guin, AL, died Saturday, May 5, 2007 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Born in Guin, AL. She is the Daughter of the late Elic and Alice White Pugh and the Wife of the late William E. "Bud" Thomas, Jr. She had lived in Guin all of her life and was a member of the Gu-Win Baptist Church.

She is survived by a Son, William E. "Tommy" Thomas III and Wife Cindy of Helena, AL, A Granddaughter, Alanda Thomas, 2 Great Grandsons, William Matthew and Michael Keith, Three Sisters, Hazel (Tommie) Gann of Mantachee, MS, Lorene (Ed) Haney of Guin, AL, and Earlene (Donald) Warren of Winfield, AL, A Brother, Ernest Pugh of Guin, AL. Several Nieces and Nephews.

Services held Tuesday, May 8, 2007 2:00 pm from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. B. D. Chambless officiating.

Visitation Tuesday, May 8, 2007 from 1 - 2 pm at the funeral home.

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

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Roberts, Jonathan - Age 19 - Winfield, AL

Jonathan Roberts, age 19, of Winfield, AL, died Monday, May 7, 2007 in Fayette County, AL as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Born in Winfield, AL. He is the Son of Jo Ann Carter Mills and Jeff Roberts. He had lived in Guin and Winfield most of his life and was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

He is survived by his Mother, Jo Ann Mills of Guin, AL, Father, Jeff Roberts of Haleyville, AL, Three Sisters, Harley Green of Winfield, AL, Haley and Brittany Green both of Eldridge, AL, Two Brothers, Kyle Roberts of Haleyville, AL and Skylar Bowen of Addison, AL, Grandfather, Wade Roberts of Brilliant, AL Grandmother, Peggy Mann of Haleyville, Great Grandmother, Sue Farris of Brilliant, AL, and Great Grandfather, Alvin Farris of Whitehouse, AL.

Services held Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 2:00 pm from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. Ricky Thrasher and Bro. Danny Williams officiating.

Visitation Wednesday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, AL directing.
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Markham, Dempsey J. "Demp" - Age 94 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. "Demp" Markham, age 94, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away at his residence, Thursday, May 10, 2007.

Funeral services, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Popular Log Church, east of Hamilton.  The body will lie-in-state from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. at the church until time of service.  Bro. Jeff Fleming and Bro. Jason Hammontree officiating.  Burial in Popular Log Cemetery.  Visitation, Friday May 11, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama. 

Mr. Markham was born in Marion County Alabama, April 21, 1913 to Thomas and Belzic Ann Templeton Markham.  He was a Farmer. 

(Personal Note:  I know that "Mr. Demp" was a fair Carpenter too!  I know because he used to work with my dad, Grady Webb who was Carpenter.  They worked together many times and I know they had a good time because they were best of friends.  Just had to say something personal about such a fine man.  Judy Webb Mays)

He is survived by 2 daughters, Joyce Loden and her husband Billy, & Sue Page and her husband Bobby; 6 grandchildren, Mark (Sandy) Loden, LuAnn (Donny) Harden, Laura (Jim) Green, Beth (Larry) Gilmer, Michelle (Ken) Duffie, and Todd (Stacy) Page; 13 great grandchildren;  3 sisters, Lexie Morrow, Evelyn Morrow, and Ruth Clark.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elva Lou Markham; his parents, Thomas & Belzic Ann Templeton Markham; and 12 brothers & sisters.

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

This obituary submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL

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Batchelder, Dorothy T. - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL

Dorothy T. Batchelder, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, May 11, 2007, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, Mississippi. 

Dorothy was born March 13, 1923 in Hampton, VA.  Her mother's name was Sally Ivey.  She was a Veteran of the U. S. Army and WW II and she was a Nurse.

Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating.  Same day Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.

Ms. Batchelder is survived by a son, Stephens H. Batchelder (Amelia) of Hamilton, AL.; a daughter, Elizabeth Batchelder, San Antonio, TX.;  a son, Robert Batchelder of Alberta, AL.; 2 granddaughters, Tara and Britney Batchelder of Hamilton, AL.; and a great grandson, Cameron Cantrell, of Hamilton, AL.

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

This obituary submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL.

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Adair, Charles - Age 69 - Haleyville, AL

Charles Adair, 69, died Saturday, May 12, 2007. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville, AL., with burial in Frost Cemetery.

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

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Benson, Lola Ella - Age 77 - Arley, AL

Lola Ella Benson
(Died May 11, 2007)

Lola Ella Benson, 77 of Arley passed away on May 11, 2007 at her home.
She was born on September 3, 1929 in Arley to Crockett M Smith and Ella Dunn Smith.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 3-9PM at Arley Congregational Church.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2PM at Arley Congregational Church. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Brother Robert Partridge and Samuel Parker will officiate.

Survived by:

Husband – George Benson

Sons – William E. (Shelly) Benson and Terry L. Benson

Brother – Royal Smith

9 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:

Father – Crockett M Smith

Mother – Ella Dunn Smith

Daughter – Annette Sutton

Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL. in charge of arrangements.
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Carpenter, Betty J. - Age 71 - Sheffield, AL

Betty Jean Carpenter, age 71, died. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2007, at Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville, AL. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at Church of God of Prophecy, Sheffield, with burial in Colbert Memorial Gardens. Her body will be placed in the church one hour before services.
Published in the Florence Times Daily on 5/13/2007.
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Burton, Jr., Anthony Ronald

Anthony Ronald Burton Jr.
(February 9, 1993 - May 13, 2007)

Anthony Burton, age 14, died as the result of a water accident.

Friends may call at 6348 County Road 28 in Haleyville after 3:00PM Tuesday and through the day and evening Wednesday. Funeral services will be Thursday 11:00AM at Union Grove Baptist Church on County Road 20. Burial will follow the service in Union Grove Cemetery.

He is survived by:

Mother - Marie Arnett

Stepfather - Robert Newkirk

Brothers - Michael Arnett, Cory Hicks, Devon Newkirk and Trent Corsby.

Sisters - Sabrina and Shyann Hicks, Breyanna Arley and Torie Childers.

Also survived by:

Grandparents - Arley & Patricia Mann Sr.

Uncle - Arley Mann Jr. Aunt - Rebecca Mann

Cousins - Coty, Sunny & Joshua Mann

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

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Godsey, Terry Joe - Age 50 - Jasper, AL (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)

Terry Joe Godsey
(July 2, 1956 - May 13, 2007) 

Terry Godsey, age 50, died in Jasper in the early morning hours of May 13, 2007. He has been disabled for the last ten years after working many years in the sawmill industry.
 

Visitation will be Tuesday 6:00 to 8:00PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in the Ashridge Community where funeral services will be held Wednesday 2:00PM. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery.

He is survived by: Mother - Coralee Cagle Godsey

Brothers - James Levi, Donald Eugene, Robert Wayne, Edmon Gavin and Scottie Randall Godsey

Sisters - Betty Sue Claborn and Mary Elizabeth Godsey.

Preceded in death by:

Father Inas W. Godsey

Brothers - Roy Junior, Larrie Lee and Tommy Ray Godsey.


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

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Carter, L. V. - Age 78 - Double Springs, AL

(May 4, 1929 - May 19, 2007)

Mr. Carter,  78, . Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Mr. L. V. Carter, age 78,  of Double Springs, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Hendrix Health Care Center.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2007 at Houston United Methodist Church, Houston, MS, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. The body will be in the church one hour before the service.

Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville/Double Springs, AL in charge of services.

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Jones, Dorothy D. - Age 86 - Florence, AL

Mrs. Dorothy Dean Pifer Jones died from heart failure May 6, 2007 at UAB Hospital. Born Oct. 11, 1921 in Sullivan, IL, she and her mother and brother moved to Haleyville, AL in 1925. Married to Robert Noble Jones of Reform, AL in 1948, she lived in Florence until recently.

She is survived by four children: J. Michael G. Jones of N. Fort Myers, FL; Mildred B. Haworth of Wichita, KS; Robert Stanley Jones of Haleyville, AL; and Eric A. Jones of St. Florian.

Special thanks are extended to manager Monica Brimer and the staff of Azalea Manor Assisted Living in Haleyville; to nurses Karena and Sandra and the staff of UAB Hospital; to Greenview Funeral Services; and to friends and family.

"Ma" was laid to rest on May 6th, beside her husband of 34 years, at Greenview Memorial.

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Sat. May 12 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses at 2414 Old Cloverdale Rd.


Arrangements by Greenview.

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Cantrell, Edral Carrouth - Age 75 - Beaverton, AL

Mrs. Edral Carrouth Cantrell, age 75, of Beaverton, Alabama, passed away Friday, May 18, 2007.

She was born May 4, 1932, in Lamar County, to the late Londie and Ola Webb Carrouth. She was a 1951 graduate of Sulligent High School and she retired in 1984 from Munsingwear in Guin. She as a member of Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. 

Funeral Services, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2007 at Otts' Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, AL.  Burial will be in Webb Cemetery in Lamar County, AL.  Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Saturday night at the Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, AL.

Survivors include her sons - Byron (Crystal) Cantrell, David Marcus and Gary Cantrell, both of Beaverton, and Geoffery (Tammy) Cantrell, Vernon; grandchildren - Heith and Paige Cantrell and Brittany Pless; and sister- Audrey Faye Cantrell, Bellingham, Washington.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Olin Cantrell, 1 son, Douglas Cantrell, and 2 brothers Oakley and Blanton Carrouth.

Active pallbearers were Scott and Lynn Carrouth, Kris Kostelc, Mike and Mark Cannon, and Heith Cantrell.

(This obituary will be updated as soon as information is received by 49 County News.Net)

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Estes, J.B. - Age 64 - Winfield, AL (Rock City Community)

ESTES, J.B., age 64 of Winfield in the Rock City Community, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2007, at his residence.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home with burial in the Liberty Cemetery. Fred Baccus was the officiating minister.

Mr. Estes was born November 19, 1942, in Winfield, Alabama to the late Grady Evan and Edna Mae Pickens Estes.  He was a life-long resident of Marion County in the Rock City Community.  He was retired from coal hauling.  He was previously employed at Clifford Industries in Winfield.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth King, Martha Estes and Mary Estes; brothers, Jack, James and Eugene Estes.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Herren Estes, Winfield; sons, Tim (Libby) Estes, Jeff, Joey and Jason Estes, Winfield; 5 grandchildren, Stephanie, Hunter, Mason, Mackenzie, and Joseph Grady Estes; 2 great-grandchildren - Lexi and Laiken Estes; sister, Betty Jo Tucker, Winfield; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Terry and Mike Estes, Kelly Barnes, Jeff Tucker, Ronald Miles, and Cody Barnett. Honorary pallbearers were Jarrod Estes and Kyle Davis.  

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Lee, Bobby Lawson - Age 69 - Winfield, AL

LEE, MRS. BOBBY LAWSON, age 69, of Winfield, passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2007, in the Carraway Methodist Medical Center at Birmingham, AL.

Mrs. Lee was born on May 28, 1937 in Heflin, AL., the daughter of Melvin Frank Lawson and Minnie Cordila Wade Lawson; resident of Winfield most of her life; previously employed as a Nurse's Aide; and a member of New Vision Worship Center. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances Lynn Ingram Mather; and an infant brother.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmy E. Lee, Winfield; sons, Ron (Shirley) Knight, Ft. Wayne, IN and Trevor Lee, Winfield; step-son, Theron (Kim) Lee, Winfield; daughter, Sheila (Ray) Miller, Ft. Wayne, IN; 7 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Frank Lawson, Silvis, IL; sisters, Ray Dean Warner, Henderson, TX, Arvell Estes, Hokes Bluff, Robbie Pickett, Guin and Romette Sue Goodwin, Winfield; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Chapel service, at McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home in Winfield, AL., Friday, May 18, 2007, 1PM with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery, Wayne Hines and Ronald Causey, the officiating ministers.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Myers, Thomas E. "Tater" - Age 66 - Vernon, AL (Hope)

MYERS, MR. THOMAS E. "TATER", age 66, of Vernon and Hope, died Saturday, May 12, 2007.

Graveside Services will be Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Double Springs, AL.

Otts Funeral Home Sulligent directing.

(This obituary will be updated as soon as information is received by 49 County News.Net)
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Addison, Lou Colburn - Age 77 - Winfield, AL

ADDISON, LOU COLBURN, age 77, of Winfield, passed away Monday, May 14, 2007 in the Carraway Methodist Medical Center at Birmingham, AL. 

Mrs. Addison was born April 10, 1930 in Marion County, AL. to Elmer and Ora Mae Knight Colburn; a resident of Winfield since 1958, having moved from Jasper; retired from Moore Petroleum in Winfield, AL.; and a member of the Winfield Church of Christ.   She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Hewitt Addison, Winfield; 2 sons, Gregory (Elizabeth) Addison, Guin and Steve (Darlene) Addison, Winfield; 4 grandchildren, Emile, Grant, Drew and Will Addison; mother, Ora Mae Colburn, Guin; sisters, Jewel Eads, Guin, Jessie Miles, Winfield, Peggy Brown, Hamilton and Joann Logan, Oneonta; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services will be Thursday 11 AM from the Winfield Church of Christ, James Wyers and Levi Sides officiating. Lie in state 9 - 11 AM at church. Visitation will be Wednesday 6 - 8 PM at the church.  Burial in West Alabama Memorial Gardens at Gu-Win.

Active Pallbearers, Grant Addison, Drew Addison, Todd Kirkpatrick, Doug Miles, Randy Brown and Dale Housh.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Gilbert, Audie Guin - Age 92 - Brilliant, AL

GILBERT, AUDIE GUIN, age 92, of Brilliant, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2007 in the Sunset Manor Nursing Home at Guin, AL.

Mrs. Gilbert was born on May 6, 1915 in Marion County, AL., to Emit Clifton Guin and Bessie Hawkins Guin; life long resident of Brilliant area; widow of Wallace Gilbert; previously employed with Brilliant Garment Plant and Winfield Nursing Home; and a member of Goldmine Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne and Ellis Gilbert; daughter, Maylene Burleson; and a great grandson, Chase Cagle.

Survivors include sons, Kenneth (Linda) Gilbert, Winfield, Hilton (Eva) Gilbert and Davis (Sibyl) Gilbert, Brilliant; daughter, Brenda (Jimmy) Vickery, Brilliant; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 1 brother, Lecil Guin, of Guin; sisters, Daisy Sanderson, of Hamilton and Mary Nell Pollard, of Winfield; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Chapel service will be Tuesday 2 PM with burial in Goldmine Cemetery.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.
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Odom, Lavelle Roberts - Age 89 - Columbus, MS (Formerly of Amory and Lamar County, AL  

Odom, Lavelle Roberts - Age 89 - Columbus, MS (Formerly of Amory and Lamar County, AL.)

Lavelle Roberts Odom, age 89, formerly of Amory and Lamar County, Alabama, died Saturday, May 12, 2007, at Home Place in Columbus.

She was born Nov. 8, 1917, in the Splunge community in Monroe County to the late Charlie Roberts and Lonnie Belle Lee. She attended Greenwood Springs School and was an active member of East Amory Baptist Church before moving to Home Place. Before retiring to Amory, she lived in Zion, Ill., where she worked at Fire Guard in Northbrook, Ill. After retirement she lived in Amory for several years, where she enjoyed church activities, gardening and visiting with relatives and friends.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, AL. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Detroit, AL.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Survivors include one daughter, Judith Gibbs of Hamilton; and two grandsons, William Odom of Chicago, Ill., and Jeremy Odom of Schaumburg, Ill.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond Odom; one son, Jerald Odom; a son-in-law, Clyde Gibbs; her brothers, Connie Roberts, Melvin Roberts, Elmer Roberts, Burlie Roberts, Lonnie Roberts, Eldridge Roberts and Cullie Roberts; and her sisters, Icie Irvin, Madgie Evans, Larnell Spratlin and Zelma Walden.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Reeder, Noah Daniel - Age 0 - Birmingham, AL

REEDER, INFANT NOAH DANIEL, born and passed away on May 9, 2007.

Survivors: parents, Pastors Phillip and Sandra Reeder; brothers, Jacob Mathews, Caleb Hight, Kylee Reeder and Zechariah Philip David Reeder; grandparents, Norman and Martha Ippolito, Geoff and Sherry Reeder, and Janice Howard; great grandmother, Carroll Reeder; uncle, Brett Reeder; niece, Emerie Leigh Mathews.

Graveside services will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his brothers, Jacob Mathews and Caleb Hight. Our son has ascended to live with Jesus who sits at the right hand of our father God. this is the day that the Lord hath made.. we will rejoice and be glad in it... Psalms 1:18

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Hollis, Shafter - Age 82 - Guin, AL

HOLLIS, MR. SHAFTER, age 82, of Guin, AL, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2007.

Funeral Services Saturday, May 12, at 2:00 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Bro. Keith Cobb will be officiating.


Otts Sulligent directing.

(This obituary will be updated as soon as information is received by 49 County News.Net)

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McCaleb, Lucy - Age 102 - Guin, AL

Lucy McCaleb, 102, Guin, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2007, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin.

She was born on March 2, 1905, to the late Charles Louis and Matilda Agnes Franks Russell. She was a graduate of Florence State Teachers College, taught in a one room school in Columbus, Miss., for many years, and taught at Winfield Elementary School for 42 years. She was an active member of the Winfield Church of Christ and was also a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Book Lover’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Mack McCaleb; four sisters; and three brothers.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at 3 p.m. from the Randy Lawrence Memorial Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. James Wyers officiating.

Survivors include her son - Mickey (Glenda) McCaleb, Salyerville, Ky.; grandson - Millard Clay (Mack) McCaleb, Lexington, Ky.; and granddaughter - Paula Donzell McCaleb, Montgomery.
Active pallbearers were W.B. Burleson, Talton Doss, Larry Rayburn, Billy Harbin, John Moore, and Sammy Wyers.
Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.
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Clark,  Larry - Age 59 - Detroit, AL

Larry Clark, age 59, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.

He was born on April 3, 1948, in Lamar County, to the late Worth McKenzie and Elvie Ledlow Clark. His church affiliation was Pentecostal and he was attending Detroit Church of God. He was employed by Detroit Slacks for 32 years.

Funeral services were held on Friday, May 11, 2007, at 2 p.m. from Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Bro. Charles Gilbert was the officiating minister.

Survivors include his step-father - John Randolph, Sulligent; brother - Ludy (Toleta) Randolph, Detroit; sister - Judy (Gary) Cantrell, Sulligent; and two nephews; and one niece.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Clark; brothers, Ray and Bill Clark; and an infant brother.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directed the services.

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Berryhill, Lurla Grace Gilmore - Age 79 - Guin, AL

Lurla Grace Gilmore Berryhill, 79, Guin, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at at her residence.
She was born on March 31, 1928, in Marion County, to the late Elvis and Essie Cantrell Gilmore. She was a lifelong resident of Marion County and was a member of Mt. Willing Free Will Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 2, 2007, at 11 a.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home of Winfield with burial in the Mt. Willing Cemetery. Bro. Anthony Robbins officiating.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Orville Berryhill and Johnny Rye; daughter, Kathy Berryhill Porter; sisters, Lois Motes, Ruby Rye, Euler Walton, and Lillie Nix; and brothers, Delma, Roy, and Earnest “Hamp” Gilmore. 

Survivors include her son - Gary (Shirley) Berryhill, Guin; grandchildren - Michelle McWhorter, Wade and Jamie Berryhill; great-grandchildren - Ethan McWhorter, Chelsey, Alexis, Allie, and Dakota Berryhill; sister - Azzel Motes, Tampa, Fla.; son-in-law - Tommy Porter, Guin; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Wade and Jamie Berryhill, Steve McWhorter, Gary Taylor, Jerry Gaby, and Archie Giddy.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Dyer, Susanna DeGennaro - Age 88 - Tupelo, MS

Susanna DeGennaro Dyer, age 88, died Thursday, May 10, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 20, 1918, in New Jersey to Michael and Philomena Lisa DeGennaro. She was a waitress for 20 years and a Baptist.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, 2007 at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Steve Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Florence City Cemetery in Florence, Ala.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Sunday.

Survivors include two daughters, Philomena Moomaw (Bill) of Vina, Ala., and Susan Carter of San Antonio, Texas; two sons, Joseph Giaquinto (Beth) of Cape Coral, Fla., and Arthur Dyer Jr. (Debbie) of Fort Worth, Texas; two sisters, Rena Calvano and Victoria DeGennaro, both of Homedale, N.J.; one brother, Bito DeGennaro of Florida; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Dyer Sr., and an infant daughter, Ann Marie Giaquinto.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Michael Moomaw, Robert Moomaw, Brian Moomaw and Anthony Hanson.

Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Alabama.

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Blackston, C.A. - Age 61 - Sulligent, AL

SULLIGENT, Ala. - C.A. Blackston, 61, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at his home. He was born June 28, 1945, in Lowndes County to Elsie Viola Blackston and the late Roy David Blackston. He was a Pentecostal and a member of Calvary Evangelism Center in Columbus. He was a logger.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Sandlin Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday.

Survivors include his mother, Elsie Strickland of Amory; his wife, Helen Blackston of Sulligent; one son, Troy Wade (Charla Anne) Henry of Southaven; one daughter, Julie Rean (Jay) Parker of Des Moines, Iowa; three grandchildren, Kristal Bogle, Lauren Tibodeaux and Richard Wade Duntz; two great-grandchildren, Kylee Childs and Jacob David Childs; one brother, Larry Dewayne Blackston of Caledonia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roy David Blackston, and a brother, David Ray Blackston.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent is in charge of the arrangements.

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Harper, Ora Mae Gann - Age 79 - Bowling Green, KY. (Formerly of Hamilton, AL.)

Mrs. Ora Mae Harper, age 79, of Bowling Green, Kentucky and formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Funeral Service, Thursday, May 24, 2007, 6:00 p.m., at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  Bro. Todd Evans officiating.  Same day visitation, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home in Bowling Green, KY.  Graveside service at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 25, 2007 at Shiloh Cemetery.  Burial in Shiloh Cemetery at Hamilton, Alabama following the graveside service.

Ora Mae Harper was born in Hackleburg, Alabama to John and Ida Green Gann.  She was a Homemaker and a member of Beech Grove Baptist Church.

Mrs. Harper is survived by 1 son, Harold Harper; 1 daughter, Marilyn Sue Thomas (Ralph); and 1 grandson, Jason Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert H. Harper; 1 son, Herman Gerald Harper; and 1 daughter, Virginia Ann Harper.

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

A.F. Crow and Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green, KY.

This obituary submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL

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Taylor, Rev. J. Duane - Age 64 - Formerly of Hamilton, AL

Taylor, Rev. J. Duane - Age 65 - Muscle Shoals, AL

Rev. J. Duane Taylor, age 65, of Muscle Shoals, went home to Heaven on May 22, 2007, after a brief illness. Rev. Taylor was the pastor of South Highland Free Will Baptist Church for the past 21 years.

Visitation was Thursday, May 24, 2007, from 6-9 p.m. at South Highland Church.

The body will lie in state Friday, May 25, at the church from noon-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Danny Williams and the Rev. Rick Cash officiating. Prayer will be led by Dr. Dan Ireland. Burial will be at Colbert Memorial Gardens.

Rev. Taylor was preceded in death by his father, Dorsey Taylor, of Hamilton, Ala., and two brothers, Foy Hugh and Edward Taylor.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Barbara Weatherly Taylor; his daughter, Tammy Taylor; his son, Rev. Kevin Taylor (Kanda); two grandchildren, Derek and Kayla Taylor; his mother, Lois Taylor; one sister, Audrey Fikes; five brothers, Max, Dwight, Kerry, Doug and Phillip Taylor; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Adam Nesmith, Josh Weatherly, Chad Taylor, Bill Russell, Jeff Fleming and Michael Cook.

Rev. Taylor pastored churches in Alabama and Tennessee since 1974. He chaired the Alabama FWB Home Missions Board and served on the ALCAP Board in Montgomery. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather and pastor, and he will be missed by all.

The family wishes to thank A&E Hospice, Dr. Brad McAnally, and the staff of Shoals Hospital and Medical Association of the Shoals. They also wish to thank the most loving, caring church family at South Highland FWB Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to South Highland FWB Church, designated to their building fund -- ATTN: Flora Hanback, 704 State St., Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.

The Following was an email from Duane's daughter, Tammy:

Rev. J. Duane Taylor, age 65, went home to Heaven at 6:52pm on Tuesday, May 22, 2007. He was the pastor of the South Highland Free Will Baptist Church for the past 21 years.

Visitation will be on Thursday, May 24, from 6-9pm at the South Highland FWB Church . Funeral services will be on Friday, May 25, at the church at 2pm, with Rev. Danny Williams and Rev. Rick Cash officiating. Burial will be at Colbert Memorial Gardens .

Funeral home address:

Colbert Memorial Chapel
700 Hwy. 43 South
Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Taylor home address:
608 State Street
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

Church address:
704 State Street
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the South Highland FWB Church designated to their building fund (ATTN: Flora Hanback).

Our family wishes to thank all of you for your love, support, and prayers during the most difficult time in our lives. We love you all.

Tammy


Colbert Memorial Chapel, of Tuscumbia, is directing.
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Parr, Esta Lee Shirey - Age 93 - Montgomery, AL. (Formerly of Winfield, AL)


Mrs. Esta Lee Shirey Parr, age 93 of Montgomery, formerly of Winfield, passed away Saturday, May 19, 2007 in the Jackson Hospital in Montgomery.

Mrs. Parr was born on January 18, 1914 in Marion Co. a daughter of James T. and Olivia Markham Shirey; resident of Winfield most of her life; resident of Montgomery past 7 years; widow of Murphy Roy “Murph” Parr who died June 27,
1988; retired as a Dietician at Winfield Hospital; member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church; and attended Thorington Road Baptist Church in Montgomery.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Joseph “Joe” Parr; two great-grandchildren, Tyler Vaughn and Katelyn Stovall; and a sister, Eulitha Shirey.

Survivors include one son, James Royce “Jimmy” (Linda) Parr of Winfield; three daughters, Joyce Dickinson of Montgomery, Deborah (Nathan) Watson of Pike Road and Anne Weed of Columbus, GA; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; special niece, Judy Self; and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Larry Ethridge was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Zion Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were Greg Weed, Chris Weed, Ryan Parr, Michael Parr, Lee Parr, John Medley, Jeremy Vaughn and Jordan Parr.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Cole, Patsy Ann Westbrook - Age 48 - Guin, AL

Patsy Ann Westbrook Cole, age 48 of Guin, passed away Monday, May 21, 2007 in the UAB Hospital at B’ham. Ms. Cole was born on May 20, 1959 in Marion Co. a daughter of Oscar Junior Westbrook and Annette Barnett Westbrook; resident of Winfield most of her life; resident of Guin for past 6 years; previously employed at Winfield Cotton Mill and Clifford Industries in Winfield.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy Annette Harris; granddaughter, Courtney Brooke Benton; and great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Tucker.

Survivors include her mother, Annette Barnett Hendrix of Guin; one son, Jamie (Ellissa Dowden) Harris of Louisiana; two
daughters, Kim Benton (Jacob) Goodson and Nicole (Paul) Henderson, both of Guin; 11 grandchildren; two brothers, David
(Cathy) Westbrook of Gu-Win and Billy Ray (Sandra) Westbrook of Andrews, TX; two sisters, Barbara (Terry) Humbers of Guin and Brenda (Enrique) Rosales of Twin; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Greg Webb was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Center Cemetery.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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McDonald, Calvin Coolidge - Age 82 - Moulton, AL. (Formerly of Winfield, AL)

Calvin Coolidge McDonald, age 82 of Moulton (formerly of Winfield), died Monday, May 7, 2007 at NHC Healthcare in Moulton. Mr. McDonald was born June 15, 1924 in Fayette County to Walter Russell McDonald and Mary Frances Erwin McDonald. He was a resident of Zephryhills, FL for 26 years before moving back to the Siloam Community in Fayette County in 1989. He was a graduate of Winfield High School and Auburn University; retired from FHA and was a salesman with Red Hat Feeds in Decatur. Calvin was a WWII Navy veteran, a member of Winfield Masonic Lodge #304, and a member of Winfield Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, R.G. and Howard McDonald; and his wife, Erdine Langston McDonald who passed away February 27, 1999.

He is survived by two sons, Gary (Bonnie) McDonald of Moulton, Larry (Rosie) McDonald of Naples, FL; a sister, Mrs. Jewiel Williamson of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren, Donna Narmore, Jeremy Lee, Deana Millwood, Kelli McDonald, Shellie Lee, Stacy Rhodes, and Sam Hess; five great grandchildren, Logan Millwood, Rachel Millwood, Alexus Rhodes, Makalah Rhodes, and David Rhodes; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 10, 2007 at 9:30 AM from the graveside at Old Union Cemetery in Fayette Co. James Wyers will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of the Valley 240 Johnston St. SE Decatur, AL 35601.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Johnson, Dociefene Ayers - Age 74 - Houston, AL (Formerly of Double Springs, AL., Grove Hill, AL. & Hackleburg, AL.)

Mrs. Dociefene Ayers Johnson, age 74 of Houston, passed away Friday, May 18, 2007 in Houston.

Mrs. Johnson was born on May 29, 1932 in Winston Co. a daughter of Noah Roland Ayers and Docie England Ayers; resident of Hackleburg and Grove Hill; resident of Double Springs for past several years; resident of Houston for past few months; widow of Bernard Johnson who died June 14, 1969; and a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, James Oliver Johnson; two daughters, Donna Jo Johnson and Amelia Ann Carson; two brothers, Alton Ayers and Lavaughn Ayers; and a sister, Myrtie Ethel Hawkins.

Survivors include one grandson, John Bernard Johnson; three brothers, Oliver Ayers of Greenwood Springs, MS., N. R. Ayers Jr. and Bobby Ray Ayers, both of Houston; two sisters, Gladys Mae Sprinkle and Billie Faye Key, both of Hartselle; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Edward Ayers and Jeremy Holley were the officiating ministers. Burial followed in the Bethel Cemetery in Fayette Co.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Gilbreath, Emma J. “Gimmer” - Age 67 - Guin, AL

Emma J. “Gimmer” Gilbreath, 67, Guin, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Winfield, AL.

A native of Guin, AL, she was born Aug. 15, 1939, she was the daughter of the late James Wiley and Beulah Mae Knight Green, Guin. She was a life-long resident of Guin.  "Gimmer" was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. The highlight of Gimmer's day was spending time with her granddaughters and great granddaughters. She loved wrestling, crossword puzzles, a good western on tv and last but not least Elvis Presley.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by daughter, Carolyn Jean Chaney; brothers, James, Grady, and Roy Green; and sisters, Margie Keith, Jimmie Nell Hayes, Louvadie Miles, and Lois Cobb.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 21, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the N orwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Mt. Willing Cemetery. Bro. William Etkins was the officiating minister.

Survivors include her daughters - Kathy Vindenich (Bill) Perry, Tallahassee, Fla., and Rose (Jimmy) Harrison, Guin; brother - Clark Knight, Ridge, Ill.; granddaughters - Jennifer and Jessica Black and Amanda Bishop, all of Guin; grandson - Ben Harrison, Haleyville; great-grandchildren - Cayla and Gracie Howell and Malorie, Melanie, and Macie Bishop; and a host of nieces of nephews.

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

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Wooten, Lucille Emerson - Age 82 - Hodges, AL

Lucille Emerson Wooten, 82, Hodges, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2007, in the Helen Keller Hospital in Tuscumbia.

Born on Sept. 10, 1924, in Vina, she was the daughter of the late Mack C. and Martha Jane Mims Emerson. She was a seamstress and was a member of the Hodges Convention Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Albert Nichols and Willie Wooten; son, Kennith Nichols; and brother, Ralph Emerson. \

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 21, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. from the Hodges Convention Baptist Church with burial in the Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Bro. Kent Walker and Bro. George Jones were the officiating ministers.

Survivors include her sister - Sara Baker, Hackleburg ; daughter-in-law - Jean Nichols, Hodges; grandchildren - Scottie (Lorrie) Nichols, Tuscumbia, and Kevin and David Nichols, both of Hodges; great-grandchildren - Bethanie and Baylie Nichols, both of Tuscumbia; step-children - Tommy Wooten and Becky Rich, both of Hamilton, Danny (Judy) Wooten, Vina, and Norma (Dale) Sterling, Hodges; several step-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers were Kevin, Scottie, and David Nichols, Shane and Josh Fleming, and Terry Rich.


Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay directed the services.

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Alexander Sr., Michael Joe - Age 45 - Winfield, AL

Mr. Micheal Joe Alexander Sr., age 45, of Winfield, passed away Friday, May 25, 2007 at his residence.

Mr. Alexander was born on December 24, 1961 in Steele, MO a son of Wilburn Henry and Ada Christine Shirley Alexander; resident of Doerun, GA prior to moving to Winfield several months ago; retired Welder and Mechanic; member of Gu-Win Baptist Church; avid hunter and fisherman.

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

Survivors include his wife, Dawn Eckert Alexander of Winfield; four sons, Allen Keith Peacock of Winter Haven, FL, Jeffrey Edward Robert Peacock, Micheal Joe Alexander Jr. and Jeremy Wilburn Alexander, all of Winfield; four grandchildren, Alexis Dawn Peacock, Haley Morgan Peacock, Allen Keith Peacock, Jr., and Sadie Peacock; five brothers, Jerald Alexander of Winfield, Jerry Alexander of Doerun, GA, Charles Alexander of Lake Wales, FL, Austin Alexander of Jasper, FL and Marty Alexander of Monticello, FL; four sisters, Peggy Lanier of Lake Wales, FL, Patricia Lusk of Winter Haven, FL, Karen Brantley of Haines City, FL and Carol Hitchcock of Winfield; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Mike Edwards and Jeff Norris were the officiating ministers. Active Pallbearers were Jeffery Peacock, Tina Collins, Joey Alexander, Landin Hitchcock, Jeremy Alexander and Bo Hitchcock. Burial followed in the Center Cemetery.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Evans, Harold - Age 80 - Guin, AL

Evans, Harold, age 80, of Guin, AL, died Monday, May 28, 2007, in the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin, AL.

Services will be held Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win, AL.  Bro. Scott Stokes officiating.

Born in Guin, AL. He is the Son of the late James Alfred and Manie Cathrine Pope Evans. He had lived in Guin all of his life, was a Veteran of World War II having served in the US Army, was a member of the Guin First Baptist Church and had worked for Tombigbee Electric Cooperative in Guin from 1948 - 1990 retiring as manager.

He is survived by his Wife, Estelle Crow Evans, Two Daughters, Joyce (Barry) Spiller and Debbie (Gary) Vintson all of Guin, AL, 4 Grandchildren, Jason (Carla) Spiller, Gina (Shane) Webb, Paige Spiller and Ginger (Scottie) Tuck and 6 Great Grandchildren, Macy and Molly Webb, Carson and Cannon Spiller and Jackson and Carley Ray Tuck.


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

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Yarbrough, Flora Moore - Age 86 - Ft. Pierce, FL (Formerly of Lamar County, AL)

Flora Moore Yarbrough, age 86, of Ft. Pierce, FL, formerly of Lamar County, AL., passed away.

Funeral service will be Friday, June 1 at 11:00 AM at Otts Funeral Chapel with burial in Furnace Hill Cemetery.


Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL directing.

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Allen, Robert J. - Age 61 - Belmont, MS.

Robert Johnson Allen, age 61, died Thursday, May 31, 2007.

Visitation will be until 10 a.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS. The funeral will be at 10 a.m., June 2, 2007, at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Belmont City Cemetery.

He was the son of the late Roy Allen Sr. and Geraldine Allen.


Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, MS. in charge of arrangements.
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Shirley, Betty Lois - Age 65 - Haleyville, AL

Mrs. Betty Lois Shelton Shirley, age 65 of Haleyville, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2007 in the Baptist Medical Center Princeton at B’ham.

Mrs. Shirley was born on January 27, 1940 in Tennessee a daughter of Ulyss and Edith Dabbs Shirley; resident of Haleyville for past 30 years; and a member of Northside Chruch of Christ.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Shirley; a brother, Dobbin Shelton; and a sister, Sammy Lindsey.

Survivors include her husband, Edwin Shirley of Haleyville; one son, James R. Shirley of Haleyville; four daughters, Tonia (Dale) Adams of CO, Peggy (Gary) Hollie of TN, Laura (Jim) Hefner and Teresa Shirley, both of Haleyville; seven grandchildren, Charles, Joey and Justin Adams, Christina and Carrie Scott, Andrea Jackson and Christopher Hollie; three great-grandchildren, Kenzey Harding, Joe Jackson and Sapphire Himes; one sister, Marie Phillips of NC; two brothers, William Lindsey of IL and James Shelton of KY; mother-in-law, Willie Shirley of Brilliant; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 2, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Steve Tidwell and Charlie Rawls were the officiating ministers. Active Pallbearers were Charles Adams, Steve Green, Chris Wakefield, Jimmy Shirley, Steve Shirley, Gary Sutliff, Chris Lawrence and Scotty Harding. Burial followed in the Goldmine Cemetery.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Markham, Lillie Bell - Age 89 - Guin, AL

Lillie Bell Markham age 89 of Hamilton, AL formerly of the Piney Grove Community died Friday, May 25, 2007 at her residence.

Born in Lamar County, She is the Daughter of the late James Riley and Nancy Elizabeth Motes Reese and the Wife of the late Howard Middleton Markham. She had lived in the Piney Grove Community most of her life and was a member of the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by a Daughter, Bette Jo (Ken) Price of Hamilton, AL, 4 Grandchildren, Josh and Adam Ward, Michael and Melissa Champion, A Great Grandson, Skyler Champion.

She was also preceded in death by 6 brothers and a sister.

Services held Monday, May 28, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Randy Wright and Bro. Keith Box officiating.

Visitation Sunday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.

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

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Todd, Pearlie - Age 99 - Guin, AL

Pearlie Todd, age 99, of Guin, AL died Friday, May 25, 2007 in the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin.

Born in Beaverton, AL. She is the Daughter of the late Albert Noonie and Mary Etta Knight Simmons and the Wife of the late Ruben Lee Todd. She had lived in Guin most of her life and was a member of the Guin First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a Son George Albert (Becky) Todd of Guin, AL, 2 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren and 7 Great Great Grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by 3 Grandchildren, Paul, Mark and Jana Todd and a Sister, Clara Olds.

Services held Sunday, May 27, 2007 at 2:00 pm from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. Scott Stokes officiating.

Visitation Sunday, May 27, 2007,  1 - 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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

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Sullins, Lyndon Darrell - Age 44 - Winfield, AL

Lyndon Darrell Sullins, age 44, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at his residence.

Funeral services, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2007, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama.  Bro. Green officiating.  Visitation, Friday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., June 1, 2007 at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Sullins School House Cemetery, northeast of Hamilton.

Mr. Sullins was born November 5, 1962 in Columbus, Mississippi to Simon Edward and Diane Crowe Sullins.  He was a Teacher and Coach.  Darrell was a Mississippi State University graduate.

He is survived by his father, S. E. Sullins, his mother, Diane Crowe Sullins, 1 brother, John Sullins, 1 sister, Lynn Sullins Hardy and 1 nephew, Alex Hardy.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, R. C. & Della Sullins and Taylor and Vera Crowe.

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

This obituary submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL.

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Mann, Billy Joe - Age 65 - Hackleburg, AL

Billy Joe Mann, age 65, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at his residence.

Mr. Mann was born January 27, 1942 in Marion County, Alabama to the late William John and Verna Sumner Mann.  He was married to Marie Yielding Mann and employed at River Birch Manufacturing.

Funeral Services, 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 1, 2007 at Mt. Hope Church.  Bro. Randal Tice officiating.  Burial in Rocky Grove Cemetery in Hamilton, AL.

Visitation, Thursday night, May 31, 2007,  6:00 -9:00 p.m. at Mt. Hope Church.

He is survived by his wife, Marie Yielding Mann, Hackleburg, AL.; 1 son, Alan (Kellye) Mann, Hackleburg, AL.; 1 daughter, Alisa (Ricky) Stidham, Hackleburg, AL.; 3 grandchildren; 2 step-daughters, Shelia Rivers, Hamilton, AL., and Donna Pratt, Hamilton, AL.; 3 step-sons, David Brown, Hamilton, AL., Sammy Brown, Red Bay, AL., and Steve Cagle, Muscle Shoals, AL.; 1 brother, L. B. Mann (Lola), Hackleburg, AL.; and 1 sister, Marlene Carter, Hamilton, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William  & Verna Mann; 2 brothers, Clayton Mann and James Earl Mann; and 3 sisters, Lois Raper, Helen Duke, and Ruth Kelly.

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

This obituary submitted by Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL.

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Estes, Barbara Lee - Age 55 - Spring, TX (Formerly of Winfield, AL)

ESTES, BARBARA LEE age 55 of Spring, TX (formerly of Winfield), died May 29, 2007. She is survived by two sons, David (Brooke) Cox and Kevin (Brandi) Cox; grandchildren, Kayla, Grant, Alexis, and Londyn Cox; brothers, Curtis and Steve Estes; a sister, Sandra Kirk; nieces, nephews, friends, and other relatives. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 9, 2007 at 4:00 PM from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel in Winfield.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield in charge of local arrangements.

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Searcy, Jack - Age 87 - Dennis, MS

Jack Searcy, age 87, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2007. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at Liberty Church of Christ, Dennis, MS. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at the church, with burial in Belmont Memory Garden.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Pacific during World War II.

 Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, is directing.

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Upton, Marilynn R. "Pat" - Age 69 - Russellville, AL

Marilynn R. "Pat'' Upton, 69, died Sunday, May 13, 2007.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville, AL.

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Chapin, Betty G. Crosswhite - Age 74 - Florence, AL  (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)

Mrs. Betty G. Chapin, age 74, of Florence, AL., died Monday, May 14, 2007, at ECM Hospital.

She was a native of Haleyville, Ala., and of the Pentecostal faith, a member of International Marine Machinists Union, and retired from the flight department of Abbot Laboratories.

Visitation will be 12 noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the Pentecostals of Florence located across the street from Murphy Brothers Nursery on Savannah Highway. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the church, with burial in Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens. Officiating will be the Rev. Bobby Crosswhite.

Mrs. Chapin was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer A. Chapin; parents, James and Thelma Crosswhite; and two brothers, Gene and James Franklin Crosswhite.

She is survived by a daughter, Ann Miller and husband, Travis, of Salem, Wis.; son, Steve Grider and fiance, Hazel, of Florence; grandchildren, Caleb and Ethan Miller; three brothers, the Rev. Bobby Crosswhite and wife, Judy, of Florence, Kenneth Crosswhite and wife, Lillie, of Zion, Ill., and Charles Granville Crosswhite and wife, Margaret, of Lewisburg, Tenn.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mike Nelson, Carl Waller, Ricky Nelson, John Crosswhite, Jerry "Toot'' Fields and Travis Miller.

Special thanks to the doctors and staff at DeVita Dialysis Florence, Dr. Hester, Dr. Boorgu, Dr. Justin and the nurses at ICU, ECM Hospital.

Our mother was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, our best friend. We will miss her deeply and cherish her always.


Arrangements are by Greenview Funeral Home.

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Mayhall, Helen Brewer - Age 93 - Phil Campbell, AL

Helen Brewer Mayhall, 93, died Tuesday, May 15, 2007. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2007, at Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville, AL. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Phil Campbell City Cemetery.

Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville, AL.

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Harrison, Mattie Rachel - Age 72 - Russellville, AL

Mattie Rachel Harrison, 72, of Russellville, Ala., died Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at her residence.

Mrs. Harrison lived most of her life in Franklin County and was a member of Crooked Oak Baptist Church.

The funeral was 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Crooked Oak Baptist Church, with Brother Eddie Wix officiating.

Burial was in Crooked Oak Cemetery. The body was at the church one hour before the service. Visitation was 5-8 p.m. Friday at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville.

Survivors include children, Kenneth Lindsey and wife, T.J., Russellville, Ala., Susan Love and husband, Dwight, Tuscumbia, Ala., Dell Shook and wife, Debbie, Russellville, Ala., Robert Shook and wife, Lynn, Phil Campbell, Ala., Mattie Lee Kalmbach and husband, John, Russellville, Ala., Mary Jane Curtain and husband, Dennis, Cherokee, Ala., Amos Harrison and wife, Vickie, Sheffield, Ala., Robert Harrison, Cherokee, Ala., Wade Shook, Florence, Ala.; brother, Joseph Lindsey and wife, Barbara, Russellville, Ala.; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ken Lindsey, Tommy Lindsey, Chris Love, Mike Love, Dell Shook, Bob Shook, William Leeth, Eric Hines, John Kalmbach and Adam Kalmbach.

Honorary pallbearers were Patrick Curtain, Scott Harrison, David Harrison, Zack Lindsey and David Harrison.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Charles Shook and Carroll Harrison; parents, Zachary and Naomi Lindsey; daughters, Twana Kilpatrick and Naomi Leeth; brothers, Gresham, Dallas and Marvin Lindsey; sisters, Lola Nichols and Ruth Head; and stepson, Don Harrison.


Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, AL, directed.

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Ledbetter, William Franklin "Frank" - Age 72 - Vina, AL

William Franklin "Frank" Ledbetter, 72, died Wednesday, May 16, 2007. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2007, and until 2 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Old Burleson Cemetery, Vina. He was a veterinarian for many years.

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

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Montgomery, Debra Searcy - Age 52 - Russellville, AL

Debra Searcy Montgomery, 52, died Wednesday, May 16, 2007. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2007, at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Franklin Memory Gardens.

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

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Davis, John Edward - Age 81 - Russellville, AL

John Edward Davis, 81, of Russellville, Ala., died Friday, May 18, 2007, at Russellville Hospital.

Mr. Davis was a native of Knoxville, Tenn., but had lived most of his life in Russellville. He was a member of Eastside Church of Christ, Russellville.

The funeral will be Sunday, May 20, 2007, at 4 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home chapel, Russellville, with Johnny Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memory Mausoleum, Russellville. Visitation will be Sunday, May 20, 2007, from 3-4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors are stepchildren, Ronnie Holland and wife, Shirley, of Hodges, Ala., Steve Holland and wife, Terri, of Russellville, Ala., Cyndi Jeffreys and husband, Don, of Ford City, Ala.; grandchildren, Shannon, Dallas and Roxanne Holland; great-grandchildren, Briley and Cody Holland.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen "Kitty" Davis.


Pinkard Funeral Home, of Russellville, is directing.

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Gardner, Sarah - Age 89 - Haleyville, AL

Sarah Gardner, 89, died Friday, May 18, 2007. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2007, at Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2007, at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Winston Memorial Cemetery.

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

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Curtis, Zilpha Mae - Age 94 - Iuka, MS

Zilpha Mae Curtis, 94, died Thursday, May 17, 2007. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. today at Cutshall Funeral Home, Iuka, MS. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2007 at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Antioch Cemetery.

Cutshall Funeral Home, Iuka, MS in charge of arrangements.

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Hester, Annie Belle "Bette" - Age 93 - Russellville, AL

Annie Belle "Bette" Hester, 93, of Russellville, Ala., died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at Russellville Health Care.

She was a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a member of Belgreen Church of Christ.

The funeral will be Sunday, May 20, 2007, at 2 p.m., at Pinkard Funeral Home chapel, Russellville, with Jackie Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memory Gardens. Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Survivors are nieces, Ann Hester Taylor, Sue Hester Taylor; nephews, William "Bill" Hester, Wayne Hester, Gerald Hester and Jack Hester.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Hester, Bret Hester, Brandon Hester, Alan Rickard, Jacob Hester, Dennis Hargett, James Hooper and Brent Overby.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Greenhill-Ezzell Cemetery Fund, 80 Boshell Road, Russellville, AL 35653.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Grady Hester, Ernest "Red" Hester, Carroll Hester, Lawrence Hester, Ruey "Pete" Hester; sister, Amy R. Hester; and niece, Betty Jo Hooper.


Pinkard Funeral Home, of Russellville, is directing.

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Landers, Mr. N. G. - Age 100 - Russellville, AL

Mr. N. G. Landers, 100, died Friday, May 18, 2007. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, with burial in St. Paul Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service. He was a founding member of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.

Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville, AL in charge of arrangements.

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Hamilton, Scott Donald - Age 36 - Phil Campbell, AL

Scott Donald Hamilton, 36, Phil Campbell, Ala., died Friday, May 18, 2007, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo.

Mr. Hamilton was a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a member of Spruce Pine Baptist Church. He was a 1989 graduate of Russellville High School and a 1995 graduate of Auburn University.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. today at Spruce Pine Baptist Church. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service. Officiating will be Jim Poss. Burial will be in Franklin Memory Gardens.

Visitation was Sunday at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah Hamilton, Phil Campbell, Ala.; son, Jacob Hamilton, Phil Campbell, Ala.; daughter, Kayla Hamilton, Phil Campbell, Ala.; parents, Donald and Peggy Hamilton, Russellville, Ala.; sister, Ladonna Hamilton, Montgomery, Ala.; grandmother, Beulah Greenhill, Russellville, Ala.; several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Miles Hamilton, Bernice Jones and Odell Greenhill.

Pinkard Funeral Home, of Russellville, is directing.

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McCarthy, Marie - Age 79 - Red Bay, AL

Marie McCarthy, 79, died Saturday, May 19, 2007.

Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Red Bay City Cemetery.

Ms. McCarthy was the owner of the Sears Catalog Store in Red Bay for 20 years.

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

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Smith, Nannie Mildred - Age 89 - Russellville, AL

Nannie Mildred Smith, 89, of Russellville, Ala., died Sunday, May 20, 2007, at Russellville Health Care.

Mrs. Smith was a lifelong resident of Franklin County and member of Eastside Church of Christ.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at Pinkard Funeral Home chapel, Russellville, with Johnny Richardson officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Survivors include his children, Patsy Gist, Faye Tompkins, Gerald Smith and Rickey Smith, all of Russellville, Ala.; sister, Gladys Hellums, Russellville, Ala.; grandchildren, Joel Tompkins, Denese Carson, Jana Harbin, Bret Gist, Jason Gist and David Smith; great-grandchildren, Aaron Harbin, Josh Harbin, Abbey Harbin, Jacob Gist, Jordan Gist, Meleia Gist, Noah Gist, Levi Gist, Shelby Carson and Reese Carson.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert B. Smith; parents, Thurlo and Eva Hester; son, Kenneth O. Smith; grandson, Mark A. Smith; and sister, Austell Smith.


Pinkard Funeral Home, of Russellville, is directing.

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Clemons, Jeraldine Cooley - Age 75 - Russellville, AL

Jeraldine Cooley Clemons, 75, died Saturday, May 19, 2007.

Visitation will be noon-1:30 p.m. today, 5/22/07 at Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville. The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. today in Hyde Cemetery.

Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville, AL in charge of arrangements.

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Woodruff, Harry Copeland - Age 80 - Russellville, AL

Harry Copeland Woodruff, 80, of Russellville, Ala., passed away Monday, May 21, 2007, at his home after an extended illness.

Mr. Woodruff lived most of his life in Franklin County and was a member and deacon at First Baptist Church in Russellville.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 23, 2007, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville. The service will follow at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel, with Dr. Gene Balding officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memory Gardens.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Millie Woodruff, and brother, Jack Woodruff.

Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife of 61 years, Doris Hendrix Woodruff; son, the Rev. Mark Woodruff and wife, Patty, Bear Creek, Ala.; sister, Jimmie Woodruff Pilati and husband, Karl, Russellville, Ala.; grandchildren, Mark Woodruff Jr., Woodville, Ala., Elizabeth Woodruff Hale and husband, Keith, Bartlett, Tenn., John Paul Woodruff and wife, Kim, Phil Campbell, Ala.; great-grandchildren, Melissa Hale, Bryant Woodruff and Benjamin Hale.

Harry Woodruff was a 1945 graduate of Russellville High School and served in the Army in Italy shortly after World War II. He enjoyed a 38-year career at TVA as a medical technologist in the Division of Medical Services.

He was an avid traveler and was a member of Shoals Sams Camping Club. He was also a member of the Double Springs Hunting Club.

Pallbearers will be Floyd "Sonny" Flanagan, Gene Ellison, Ricky Hall, Gene Pace, Calvin Parmer and Floyd Tirey. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First Baptist Church, Russellville, and the Pritchard Sunday School class.

The family wants to thank Hospice of the Shoals for their kind and loving care, as well as the four private caregivers who have watched over Harry and loved him as their own for more than 15 months.


Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, is directing.

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Grissom, Robert Robert Reed "Bob" - Age 60 - Russellville, AL

Robert Reed (Bob) Grissom, 60, Russellville, Ala., died Tuesday, May 22, 2007, at his home.

He was a lifelong resident of Franklin County and a member of Rockwood Baptist Church. He was a 1964 graduate of Russellville High School and a member of the Russellville National Guard for six years.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Pinkard Funeral Home, in Russellville, with Brother David Jones and Brother Joe Lenox officiating. Brother Gerald Borden will perform Masonic rites at graveside. Burial will be in Franklin Memory Gardens. Visitation was Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bob was owner and operator of Grissom Car Wash in downtown Russellville for many years. He, along with his wife, Judy, and son, David, owned and operated Diamond House Jewelry in Russellville for 24 years. Presently, he and his son, David, own Alabama Gun & Pawn in Russellville, Alabama Title & Pawn, in Haleyville, Alabama Title Pawn in Moulton and Red Bay, Alabama Super Pawn, in Sheffield, and Cash Spot, in Russellville.

Brother Robert Reed Grissom was a member of Russellville Masonic Lodge No. 371. He became a Master Mason on Sept. 11, 1975. He was elected Master of Russellville Lodge No. 371 in June 1978 and served until June 1979.

He also enjoyed the outdoors. Most recently, he enjoyed the deer hunting trips, the pheasant hunting trips to South Dakota, trap shooting, fishing and boating on Little Bear Lake with his son, family and friends.

Mr. Grissom received a special gift from God on July 15, 2005. A granddaughter, Kate Reed Grissom, named after his mother.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Judy Keeton Grissom, Russellville, Ala.; son, David Reed Grissom and wife, Melissa, Russellville, Ala.; granddaughter, Kate Reed Grissom, Russellville, Ala.; sisters, Dot Denney, Russellville, Ala., Ann Tompkins and husband, R.H., Belgreen; nephews, Mark Tompkins and wife, Tamra, Mike Tompkins and wife, Ginger, Randy Denney and wife, Hope; niece, Pam Hester and husband, Tyrus.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Kate Grissom, Russellville, Ala.

Pallbearers will include Tom Pace, Danny McDowell, Ron McCulloch, James King, Bill Jackson, Ray Fretwell, Jerry Rains, Billy Fuller Jr., Curtis Grissom and Robin Grissom.

Honorary pallbearers will include Milford Brown, Larry Morris, David Hicks, Eric Harris, Rickie Harris, Jeff Smith, Patrick James, Milton Garrison, Rhuel Holland and Billy Trapp.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Russellville Masonic Lodge No. 371, P.O. Box 300, Russellville, AL 35653.

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

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Malone, Pearl Horton - Age 80 - Russellville, AL

Pearl Horton Malone, age 80, Russellville, passed away Monday, May 21, 2007.

Visitation will be at Spry Memorial Chapel on Thursday, May 24, 2007, from noon-2 p.m. The 2 p.m. funeral service will follow in the funeral home chapel, with Brother Ric Chambless officiating. Interment will be in Franklin Memory Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer D. Malone; parents, Floyd and Dona Greenhill Horton; and brother, Obie Horton.

She is survived by daughter, Patsy Cochran and husband, Billy, of Russellville; son, Mike Malone and wife, Beth, of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, Timothy Gamble, Chester Gamble, Steve Malone, Scott Malone; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson, Jordon Gamble; three step-grandchildren, Leilani Boyett, Curtis Cochran, Patsy Cochran; six step-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be Ed McCollum, A. T. Malone Jr., Jack Landers, Lester Porter and Bob Taylor.


Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family.

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Fuller, Thelma Darlene Thorne - Age 53 - Russellville, AL

Thelma Darlene Thorne Fuller, age 53, of Russellville, AL, passed away Thursday, May 24, 2007.

Visitation was at Spry Memorial Chapel on Friday, May 25, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. The body will lie in state one hour before the 11 a.m. funeral service at Spruce Pine Baptist Church on Saturday, May 26, 2007. Brother Jim Poss and Brother Kent Walker will officiate. Interment will be in Spruce Pine Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by parents, Chester and Irene Thorne.

She is survived by husband, Delmer Steve Fuller; sisters, Martha Franks and husband, Sam, Mary Patton and husband, Donald, all of Cherokee; brothers, Eugene Thorne and wife, Sue, of Tuscumbia, David Thorne and wife, Rita, of Muscle Shoals, Daniel Thorne and wife, Tammy, of Cherokee; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Delmar and Shirley Fuller; brother-in-law, Phillip Fuller and wife, Merryn; sister-in-law, Darlene Walker and husband, Kent, all of Spruce Pine; a host of nieces and nephews.

We were very blessed to have had her in our lives, and she will be missed by all who knew her.

Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family.

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Poole, Scott Joe - Age 35 - Belmont, MS

Scott Joe Poole, 35, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2007, at Forrest Grove Baptist Church, Tishomingo. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, with burial in Forrest Grove Cemetery.

Mr. Poole was a stone mason for five years.

Deaton Funeral Home, Belmont, is directing.

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McNatt, Rosie Lee Jones - Age 75 - Russellville, AL

Rosie Lee McNatt, age 75, of Russellville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, May 25, 2007, with her family by her side.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2007, at Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville. The body will lie in state one hour before the 2 p.m. funeral service to be held at Jonesboro Baptist Church on Monday, May 28, 2007. Brother Chad Beck will officiate. Interment will be in Franklin Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Mathew Spurgeon, Tyler Vincent, Drew Vincent, Jason McCoy, Kevin George, Mike Hargett, Evan Hargett and Levi Hargett.

She was preceded in death by parents, Ulas Jones and Arie Russell Pace Jones; sisters, Annabell McGaha, Mildred McNatt, Lassie Roach; brothers, Marvin Jones, Cassie Jones, Harrison Jones; son-in-law, Junior Spurgeon; grandson, Lance George.

She is survived by husband, Ford McNatt, of Russellville; daughters, Janie Spurgeon, of Russellville, Darnell George, of Sheffield, Doris Vincent and husband, Greg, of Russellville; son, Scotty McNatt, of Vancouver, Canada; sister, Arrie Madden, of Brunswick, Ohio; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

She will be dearly missed. The family extends a special thank you to her caregivers, Connie Gilbert and Betty Robnette, and Southern Care Hospice.

Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family.

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Orrick, Bernice Joy - Age 73 - Red Bay, AL

Bernice Joy Orrick, 73, died Friday, May 25, 2007.

The funeral will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, with burial in Ridge Cemetery. She was the wife of Pug Orrick.

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Parr, Faye - Age 69 - Haleyville, AL  (Wiley Branch Community)

Faye Parr, 69, died Friday, May 25, 2007.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville, with burial in Old Bethel Cemetery, Wiley Branch community. She was the mother of Amanda Edwards and Pam Rogers.

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

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Summerford, J.C. "Jay" - Age 77 - Mantachie, MS

J.C. (Jay) Summerford, of Mantachie, Miss., 77, died Saturday, May 26, 2007, at the home of his daughter in Killen.

He was born Aug. 22, 1929, to the late Arthur and Hillary Harp Summerford.

He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, of Fulton, Miss. He was a retired supervisor from LaRoche Industries, of Cherokee, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean War.

He graduated from Tremont High School, Tremont, Miss., and from East Mississippi College, Scooba, Miss.

Survivors include his wife, Dot Donald Summerford, of Mantachie, Miss.; one daughter, Cathy Summerford Malone (Phillip), of Killen, Ala.; one son, Jeff Summerford (Elizabeth), of Decatur, Ala.; two grandchildren, Matthew Malone, of Birmingham, Ala., and Mickalyn Summerford, of Decatur, Ala.; two sisters, Nelda South (Billy Joe), of Fulton, Miss., and Brenda Summerford, of Tremont, Miss.; two brothers, Carl Summerford (Wanda), of Fulton, Miss., and Paul Summerford (Yvonne), of Tremont, Miss.

He was preceded in death by his son, J.C. "Mickey" Summerford; his parents; four brothers, Bobby, Jimmy, Douglas and Hoyt Summerford; and one sister, Mary Summerford.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Monday at Morrison Funeral Home, Cherokee. A graveside memorial service will follow at Cherokee Memorial Gardens, with Dr. Kenneth Bass officiating.

Nephews will be pallbearers, and honorary pallbearers will be employees and retirees of LaRoche Industries, Cherokee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of the Shoals, 115 Fairgrounds Rd., Florence, AL 35630, or to the Bethel Baptist Church Sanctuary Fund, 445 Bethel Church Road, Fulton, MS 38843.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Robert Webb for his wisdom and care during our difficult time. The family also wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to employees of Hospice of the Shoals, especially Vikki Stout, Kim Mitchell, Kara Barnett, Le Traylor and Dr. Kenneth Bass for their friendship, care and support.


Morrison Funeral Home, of Cherokee, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Fowler, Danny K. - Age 55 - Formererly of Waynesboro, TN

Danny K. Fowler, 55, formerly of Waynesboro, Tenn., died Monday, May 14, 2007. A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. today at Shields Cemetery, Waynesboro. He was the son of Lois Daniel Fowler, of Waynesboro, TN..

Shackelford Funeral Home is directing.

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Fowler, Frankie Captolia Austin Belcher - Florence, AL

Frankie Captolia Austin Belcher Fowler, 85, died Friday, May 18, 2007. She was the wife of John W. Fowler.

Arrangements will be announced by Elkins Funeral Home, Florence.

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Kirby, Greg L. - Moulton, AL

Greg L. Kirby, 37, died Saturday, May 19, 2007. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at Lawrence Funeral Home, Moulton. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Providence Cemetery, Town Creek.

Lawrence Funeral Home, Moulton, AL. in charge of arrangements.

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Nalls, Cardia Mae - Age 86 - Fayette, AL

MRS. CARDIA MAE NALLS, age 86, of Fayette, died Sunday, May 6, 2007. Funeral Services will be Saturday, May 12, at 12 noon at Canaan Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Zion Chapel AME Cemetery. Survivors include eight daughters, three sons, three sisters, and three brothers.

Fayette Funeral Home "Golden Rule Service With Dignity" directing.

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Tidwell, Bobbie Nell Johnson - Age 71 - Eldridge, AL

BOBBIE NELL JOHNSON TIDWELL, age 71 of Eldridge, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2007.

Chapel service will be Friday 11 AM with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 6 - 8 PM.

Survivors include her husband, Jack L. Tidwell, Eldridge; son, Jeff (Sherry) Tidwell, Winfield; daughters, Stachie (David) Chaffin, Winfield and Stephanie (Al) Corkren, Brilliant; 7 grandchildren; sister, Pat (Ken) Ingle, Nauvoo; brothers, Earl (Addie Beth) Johnson, Eldridge and Gary (Catherine) Johnson, Carbon Hill; nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.
 

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