Obituaries

November - 2007

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Barnett, Christine Orton - Age 65 - Navoo, AL    11/30/07

Bell, Roy Edsel - Age 76 - Greenville, SC  (Formerly of Winston County, AL)    11/18/07

Benton, Linda Guin - Age 59 - Winfield, AL   11/15/07

Brown, Billy Madison - Age 81 - Vinemont, AL   11/13/07

Chaffin, Edith Nell - Age 76 - Coker, AL  (Formerly of Guin, AL)    11/30/07

Cook, Betty Jean - Age 71 - McCalla, AL    11/16/07

Crane, Patricia (aka Sigrid Valdis) - Age 72 - Anaheim, CA  (Actress - Widow of Actor Bob Crane of "Hogans Heroes")

Eddy, James Berlin - Age 74 - Brilliant, AL   11/1/07

Friday, Richard Lamont - Age 61 - Florence, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)   11/28/07

Farris, Kenneth Curry - Age 65 - Eldridge, AL   11/9/07

Gilliam, Joy A. McGriff - Age 58 - Winfield, AL   11/22/07

Godsey, Miss Zella - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL    10/31/07

Green, Jimmy E. - Age 68 - Hanceville, AL (Formerly of Double Springs, AL)    11/08/07

Hamby, Mallory Seymour - Age 24 - Double Springs, AL   11/20/07

Hand, Julie Nell - Age 44 - Hamilton, AL   11/14/ 07

Holland, Herbert Dolan - Age 59 - Haleyville, AL   11/30/07

Howell, Lillie Mae (Mrs. Ralph Howell) - Age 94 - Hamilton, AL    11/28/07

Howell, Willie Estelle - Age 92 - Moody, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)   11/10/07

Hudson, Randy Lee - Age 57 - Hackleburg, AL    11/11/07

Humphres, Lecil - Age 73 - Amory, MS  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)   11/20/07   (Updated 11/28)

Jackson, Barbara Nell - Age 60 - Addison, AL   11/13/07

Jones, Virginia Webster - Age 80 - Vernon, AL   11/3/07

Kennedy, Evelyn Crews - Age 86 - Guin, AL    11/1/07

Kerr, Earnie - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL   11/16/07

Key, Mrs. Anna Lois Birchfield - Age 75 - Brilliant, AL   11/9/07

King, Bobbie - Age 79 - Hackleburg, AL   11/6/07

Leonelli, Ronald "Ron" Earnest - Age 74 - Hamilton, AL   11/10/07

Lockhart, Shelby - Age 41 - Sulligent, AL   11/22/07

Markham, Logan Dotson - Age 70 - Haleyville, AL    11/15/07

Mayfield, Leelon - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL    11/16/07

McCarley, Mrs. Willie - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL   11/16/07

McCullar, Kristy - Age 32 - Hamilton, AL   11/14/ 07

McNeal , Rev. Collis Gerald C.G. - Age 79 - Guin, AL   11/3/07

Millican, Loman C. - Age 78 - Detroit, AL   11/17/07

Mitchell, James Odis - Age 79 - Hackleburg, AL   11/6/07

Nethery, Daisy M. - Age 57 - Sulligent, AL    11/21/07

Nelson, Isaac Junior - Age 60 - Guin, AL    11/16/07

Nelson, Nash Sewell - Age 91 - Glen Allen, AL    11/12/07   (Updated 12/9)

Nichols, Clyde - Age 79 - Hackleburg, AL    11/19/07  (Updated 11/28)

Nichols, Sula E. Lindsey - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL   11/17/07

Nix, Flora - Age 86 - Detroit, AL   11/2/07   (Updated 11/8)

Pearson, Sherry Ledena - Age 38 - Hueytown, AL    11/14/07

Ramsey, Julia Helen Miller Hamby - Age 77 - Haleyville, AL   11/13/07

Reese, James Arthur - Age 53 - Winfield, AL   11/27/07

Schiavoni, Mike - Age 57 - Hamilton, AL   11/10/07   (Updated 11/12)

Stewart, Bertha Mae "Dorothy" - Age 68 - Hamilton, AL   11/10/07    (Updated 12/9)

Taylor, Johnny Wayne - Age 51 - Winfield, AL   11/17/07

Threadgill, Avis - Age 65 - Gattman, MS.    11/15/07

Tucker,  Shannon - Age 85 - Hubbertville, AL    11/16/07

Turner, Christine - Age 83 - Double Springs, AL  11/2/07

Tyra, Eva Mae Files - Age 93 - Winfield, AL   11/8/07

Vann, Opal Blackmon - Age 90 - Tupelo, MS    11/17/07

Warren, Mamie Ruth Meharg - Age 84 - Winfield, AL    11/18/07

Watkins, Donald - Age 70 - Winfield, AL    11/14/07

Webb, William Esdell - Age 85 - Winfield, AL    11/18/07

West, Donda - Age 58 - Los Angeles, CA  (Mother of Rapper, Kanye West)

Whisenant, Sally Jo McKay - Age 72 - Chattanooga, TN  (Formerly of Guin, AL)   11/14/07

Williams, Carol "Pat" Nana- Age 56 - Hackleburg, AL   11/28/07   (Updated 12/5)

Wilson, Bruce - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL   11/10/07   (Updated 11/14)

Wilson, Dick - Age 91 - Los Angeles, CA (Actor - Comedian)   11/19/07

Wise, Harold - Age 80 - Gattman, MS    11/17/07

 

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Kennedy, Evelyn Crews - Age 86 - Guin, AL

Evelyn Kennedy, age 86, of Guin, AL, died Thursday, November 1, 2007 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Born in Fayette County, AL.  She is the daughter of the late George Ed and Carrie Marinda Roberts Crews and was the Wife of the late Obern Kennedy.  She had lived in Guin most of her life and was of the Baptist Faith.

She is survived by Several Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Husband, Obern Kennedy, Two Sons, John Everett Kennedy and an infant son, Five Sisters, Ethel Markham, Edith Black, Ellen Gilmore, Jewel Crews and Maxine Robertson, and Two Brothers, Emil Crews and George Crews.

Services held Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in the Mt. Willing Cemetery.  Bro. Mark Maddox officiating.

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, AL directing 7195 U. S. Hwy. 43, Guin, AL 205-468-3323  Information:  205-487-8585. 

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Godsey, Miss Zella G - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL

Miss Zella Godsey, age 86, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday night, October 31, 2007 at North Mississippi Medical Center Nursing Home at Hamilton, AL.

Funeral Service, 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 3, 2007 at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Northwest of Hamilton, AL.  Visitation, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Time of Service) Friday, November 3, 2007 at the Church.  Bro. Robert Huffman and Bro. Dewayne Satterwhite officiating.  Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery.

Miss Godsey was born in Marion County, AL., July 30, 1921, to Silas M. and Dora Ellen Palmer Godsey.  She was single and a Caregiver.

She is survived by 2 sisters, Betty Godsey and Gaynell (Hugh Don) Lee, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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King, Bobbie - Age 79 - Hackleburg, AL

Bobbie King, age 79, Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2007.  

Visitation, Thursday, November 8, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at Marion County Funeral Home in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, Friday, November 9, 2007, 2:00 p.m., at Marion County Funeral Home.  Burial in Rocky Top Cemetery.

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

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Nix, Flora Mae - Age 86 - Detroit, AL

Mrs. Flora Nix, age 86, Detroit, Alabama, passed away Friday, November 2, 2007 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, AL.  

Visitation, Sunday, November 4, 2007, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., at Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service to follow visitation at 2:00 p.m., at Hamilton Funeral Home.  Bro. Eddie Davidson officiating.  Burial in Smyrna Cemetery.

Mrs. Nix was born January 5, 1921, in Mississippi, to Earl and Adel Cunningham McKay.  She was married to Henry Don Nix.  She was a Supervisor at Detroit Slacks for 17 years and also had worked for the Marion County Board of Education in the Lunch Room.

She is survived by her husband, Henry Don Nix; sons, Louie Burl (Elizabeth) Nix, and Larry Don (Jennifer) Nix; grandchildren, Steve (Lisa) Nix, Rena (Rodney) Watson, Kim (Conley) Alldredge, Amy (Lee) Mobley, and Nikki Nix, Patrick Nix, and Conner Nix; great-grandchildren, Danielle and Ashley Watson, Hayden Mobley, Sarah Elizabeth Nix, Tanner and Katie Evans; brothers, Bobby Joe (Elizabeth) McKay, George Gaylon (Bernice) McKay, Earnest Earl (Willa Dean) McKay, and Leo McKay; sister, Opal (Leon) Scott; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Adel McKay; sisters, Wilma Dee Johnson and Clemmie Davis; and granddaughter, Adena Lynn Nix.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Mitchell, James Odis - Age 79 - Hackleburg, AL

James Odis Mitchell, age 79, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at Russellville Health Care.

Visitation, Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 10:00 - 12:00 Noon, at Hackleburg Church of Christ with funeral service to begin at 12:00 Noon at the church with Bro. Mike Lane officiating.  Burial in Union Hill Cemetery, Hackleburg, AL.

Mr. Mitchell was born, July 3, 1928 in Marion County, AL., to Leslie and Virgie Burleson Mitchell.  He was married to Elena Mitchell and was a Logger.

He is survived by his wife, Elena Mitchell; daughter, Gelene (Hugh Don) Whisenant; sons, Jerry (Robbie) Mitchell, James (Nancy) Mitchell, and Junior (Melinda) Mitchell; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Reece Mitchell; and sisters, Ann Loveless, Sue Lawler, and Virginia Mitchell.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197. 

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Schiavoni, Mike - Age 57 - Hamilton, AL

Marco, better known as Mike Schiavoni, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away, Saturday, November 10th, 2007 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 13th, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with funeral services, to follow visitation, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Bro. Preston Headrick officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens, Hamilton, AL. , (Weston)

Marco "Mike" Schiavoni was born August 23, 1950 in Memphis, Tennessee to Marco Anthony and Dorothy Silas Schiavoni.  He was a Veteran and served in the U. S. Army in Viet Nam.

Mike is survived by his Fiance, Carolyn Ferguson Alexander and a host of cousins, aunts, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marco Anthony and Dorothy Silas Schiavoni.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Leonelli, Ronald "Ron" Earnest - Age 74 - Hamilton, AL
(June 24, 1933 - November 16, 2007)

Mr. Ronald Earnest "Ron" Leonelli, age 74, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday night, November 10, 2007 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Visitation, Monday night, November 12, 2007, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield, Alabama.  Short wake service to follow. 

Funeral service Tuesday, November 13, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the church with procession and burial to follow in the Hamilton City Cemetery.  The Holy Spirit Catholic Church is located at 2710, US Hwy. 43, Winfield, AL., 205-487-3616.

He is survived by his wife, Sonja Leonelli, his sister, Carol Leonelli (Bob) Dunneback; and aunt, Caroline Stefani; daughters, Lisa (Donald) Knight, and Anne Leonelli (Jay) Lawler; sons, John (Cindy) Leonelli, Paul (Ruth) Leonelli, Michael (Terry) Leonelli, and Tom (Donna) Leonelli; grandchildren,  Jennifer (Jamie) Gann, Joseph Leonelli, Taylor (Brant) Hulsey, Morgan Lawler, Ethan Lawler, Annie Leonelli, Lauren Leonelli, Sara Leonelli, and Cameron Knight.

In lieu  of flowers, please support the American Heart Association and the Hamilton Christian Center of Concern.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Wilson, Bruce - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Bruce Wilson, age 79, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, November 9, 2007 at his residence.

Visitation, was held Monday, November 12, 2007, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral services were held on Monday, November 12, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. from the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Bexar Cemetery.  Officiating at the service was Rev. Paul Plumb and Hubert McCullar.

Born on March 21, 1928, in Franklin County, Alabama, he was the son of the late Sumpter Wilson and Bertha Davis Wilson.  He was employed by Munsingwear of Hamilton until his retirement.  He was a member of the Bexar United Methodist Church.

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

Survivors include his wife, Kitty Akers Wilson, and two sisters, Ruth Palmer of Hamilton and Susie Davis of Wadsworth, IL.  Other survivors include sister-in-law, Inez Wilson of Blacksburg, VA. and special brother-in-law Wayde Akers of Wildwood, IL. and special nephew, J.L. Davis of Hamilton, along with other nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Active Pallbearers were Wayde Akers, J.L. Davis, John Wilson, Don Wilson, Robert Lewis, and Michael Lewis.

Hamilton Funeral Home, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Stewart, Bertha - Age 68 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Bertha Mae "Dorothy" Stewart, age 68, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2007, at her residence.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 17, 2007, 12 Noon - 1:00 p.m. at Rocky Grove C.M.E. Church in the Bexar Community west of Hamilton, AL. Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the church.  Burial in Rocky Grove C.M.E. Church Cemetery.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at 1 p.m. from the Rocky Grove Church in Hamilton with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Harrison Walker, Rev. Theodis Kimbrough, Rev. Tony Crump and Rev. Roger Lockridge were the officiating ministers.

Born on June 13, 1939, in Hamilton, she was the daughter of William Meaders and the late Velma P. Lockridge Meaders.  She was a cook at KFC.

In addition to her father, William Meaders, survivors include daughters - Carolyn Meadows and Jennifer Stewart, both of Hamilton; granddaughter - Rosilyn (Bryant) Meadows, Hamilton; great-granddaughters - Kimbrionna Coker and Kalyn and Kionna Stowe, all of Hamilton; great-grandson - Jer ’tavis Stowe, Hamilton; aunts - Ellen H. Lockridge, Jamaica, N.Y., Sarah L. Walton, Detroit, Mich., Mattie Lockridge, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Sara Lockridge, New York, N.Y.; and host of relatives and friends.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Mayfield, Leelon - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL 

Mr. Leelon Mayfield, age 85, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, November 16, 2007 at Trace Regional Hospital at Houston, Mississippi.

Funeral service, Sunday, 2:00 p.m., November 18, 2007 from the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Truitt Allison and Bro. Teddy Burleson officiating.  Visitation 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the Funeral Home until time of service.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Mayfield was born March 24, 1922 in Jefferson County, AL. to Chelsea and Callie Tittle Mayfield.  He was married to Delora Wiley Mayfield, was a Service Man in the U.S. Navy for 22 years.

He is survived by his wife, Delora Wiley Mayfield; Daughter, Joan Loden (Ron) Lewis; Granddaughters:  Terry Lewis and Andrea (Donny) Beck; Sisters, Louise Lester, Myrtie Davis, and Beatrice Slocum.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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McCarley, Mrs. Willie - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Willie McCarley, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Friday, November 16, 2007 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2007 at the Hamilton United Methodist Church, Bro. Mack Buttram officiating, with visitation 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the church until time of service.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mrs. McCarley was born November 14, 1922 in Marion County, AL. to Ida Roberts.  She was retired as the Owner and Operator of the City Cleaners of Hamilton, AL.

Mrs. McCarley is survived by her daughter, Loretta (Ronnie) Clark; Grandson, Brock (Christy) Palmer; Granddaughter, Jennifer Clark; Great Grandchildren, Taylor Madison and Ashlyn Madison.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Kerr, Earnie - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL

Earnie Kerr, age 86, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, November 16, 2007 at Meadows Nursing Home in Fulton, Mississippi.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 19, 2007 at Popular Log Church, east of Hamilton with Bro. Jason Hammontree, Bro. Tim Harris and Bro. Ted Burleson officiating.  Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Popular Log Church with burial in the Popular Log Cemetery.

Survivors include six sons, Terry Kerr and wife, Carolyn, Frankie Kerr and wife, Ellen, Tim Kerr and wife, Angie, Chris Kerr and wife, Jennifer, all of Hamilton, Ala., Steve Kerr and wife, Yolanda of Ripley and Barry Kerr and wife, Amy, of Henderson, Tenn.; five daughters, Patricia Bozeman of Dallas, Texas, Shelia Miller and husband, Mickey, of Hatley, Debra Alexander and husband, Donnie , of Union City, Tenn., Sharron Marquis and husband, Jerry, of Louisville, Texas and Pam Peal of Carrollton, Texas; 21 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Cynthia Harris, Cleo Hudson and Anna Belle Chandler; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hamilton's Toys For Tots.

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

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McCullar, Kristy Lynn Taylor - Age 32 - Hamilton, AL

Kristy Lynn Taylor McCullar, age 32, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2007 at Mt. Zion Church, Hwy. 25, Hamilton, Bro. Mark Emerson officiating.  Visitation 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday night, November 15, 2007 at the church.  Burial in New Hope Cemetery.

Kristy was born December 12, 1974, in Amory, MS to Carl Taylor and Angelene Tice Taylor.  She was married to Scottie McCullar and mother to Cody.  She was a Housewife.

She is survived by Husband:  Scottie McCullar

Son:  Cody McCullar

Mother:  Angelene Shotts - Step-Father:  James Shotts

Father:  Earl Taylor - Step-Mother:  Pam Taylor

Sister:  Shannon (David) Sims

Nephews:  Kyle, Kade & Drake Sims

Brother:  Jason (Stephanie) Taylor

Niece:  Allyson Taylor

Nephews:  Brady & Brodie Taylor

Brother:  Landon Taylor

Sister:  Micah Taylor

Step Brothers:  Jamie & John Shotts

Step Sister:  Christie Shotts

Grandparents:  Arnold & Sue Taylor

Grandparents:  Hansal & Lenona Taylor

A host of aunts, uncles & cousins.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Hand, Julie - Age 44 - Hamilton, AL

Julie Hand, age 44, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at home.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 16, 2007 at New Hope Church, Hamilton, AL.  Bro. Elvis Cochran and Bro. Dale Jacks were the officiating ministers.  Visitation 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Thursday night, November 15, 2007 at the church.  Burial in New Hope Cemetery.

Julie Hand was born November 20, 1962 in Illinois to Sadie Mae Glenn Hand and the late James Marlin Hand.  She was a nurses aid at the nursing home.

She is survived by her mother, Sadie Mae Glenn Hand; special friend, Louis Glenn; aunt, Ruth Ann (Fred) Finch; cousin, Vickie Cooney; uncle, Robert (Sue) Hand; and a host of friends and family.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Nichols, Sula E. Lindsey - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL

Sula E. Lindsey Nichols, age 88, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away, Saturday, November 17, 2007 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, AL.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Bro. Edgar Lee Childers officiating.  Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. prior to service at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, Hamilton.

Mrs. Nichols was born December 5, 1918 in Marion County, AL., to the late Hiter and Dolly Nix Lindsey.  She was married to the late Douglas Nichols and was a Housewife.

She is survived by 2 sons, Ronnie (Phyllis) Nichols, and Jerry Wayne (Joan) Nichols; 4 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; and 1 sister, Jessie Holley.

Mrs. Nichols was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Nichols; father, Hiter Lindsey; mother, Dolly Nix Lindsey; Brother Jack Lindsey; and sister, Asalee Triplett.

 Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Millican, Loman C. - Age 78 - Detroit, AL

MILLICAN, MR. LOMAN C., age 78, of Detroit, AL., died Saturday, November 17, 2007.

Loman C. Millican, age 78, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

He was born March 14, 1929, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Arvil and Velma Sanderson Millican. He was a United States Army Korean War veteran, where he served as a medic. He was a member of Pleasant Site Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Jane Millican, and an infant brother.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at 11 a.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with burial in the Pleasant Site Cemetery. Bro. Charles Flippo was the officiating minister.

Survivors include his wife - Shirley Millican; son - Danny (Sarah) Millican, Detroit; granddaughter - Crysatl (Eric) Cantrell, Detroit; great-grandchild - Riley Cantrell; and sister - Robbie Irvin, Sulligent.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directed the services.

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Taylor, Johnny Wayne - Age 51 - Winfield, AL

TAYLOR, JOHNNY WAYNE, age 51, of Winfield, died Nov. 17.

Service will be Mon., Nov. 19 at 2p.m. at the Beaverton Church of God. The Body will lie-in-state from 1 until service. Visitation is Sun., from 6 - 8pm.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Wise, Harold - Age 80 - Gattman, MS


GATTMAN – James “Harold” Wise, 80, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at Baptist Hospital-East in Memphis.

He was born Dec. 27, 1926, in Monroe County to the late Lloyd and Lillie Williams Wise. He was a member of the Gattman Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the American Legion in Amory. He worked for several years at Marathon and he enjoyed fishing.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala., with Bro. Jackie Pate officiating. Burial will be in the Lockhart Cemetery in Gattman.

Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Mae Wise of Gattman, one son, Glenn Wise of Sulligent, Ala.; two grandchildren, Dustin Wise and Tiffany Wise; one brother, Gene Wise of Gattman; and two sisters, Virginia Webb of Gattman and Dorothy Whitaker of Hamilton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Lillie Williams Wise; one son, Donald Wise; and two brothers, Thurston Wise and Leo Wise.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Ala.

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Vann, Opal Blackmon - Age 90 - Tupelo, MS

VANN, OPAL BLACKMON MRS., age 90, of Tupelo, MS, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2007.

Mrs. Vann was born on May 19, 1917 to Alfred and Mary Blackmon. Mrs. Vann lived most of her adult life in Attalla, Alabama, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. In earlier years she owned Opal's Beauty Shop and, along with her husband, started Vann Express. She was active in many garden and civic activities. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of seventy years, Garner Vann, and six siblings.

She is survived by her daughter, Susan Sims (Bob); granddaughter, Emily Westbrook (Wes); great-grandchildren, Cameron Westbrook and Amanda Westbrook, Tupelo, MS; brother, Emory Blackmon (Mae), Pickerington, Ohio; sister, Frances Moore, Gadsden, AL; and many long time friends.

Graveside memorial will be held at Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 3pm. The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Chapel.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 601 4th St. NW, Attalla, AL 35954 or to your favorite charity.

Morgan Funeral Chapel & Crematory directing.

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Warren, Mamie Ruth Meharg - Age 84 - Winfield, AL

Maimie Ruth Meharg Warren, age 84, of Winfield, AL., passed away Sunday, November 18, 2007 at Sunset Nursing Home in Guin, AL.

Born on Oct. 24, 1923, in Walker County, she was the daughter of the late George Allen and Mamie Bell Lazenby Mann. She was a life-long resident of Winfield and she was a previous resident of Brilliant. She was previously employed at Reltoc Mfg. in Winfield. She was a member of the Friends of the Library and Booklovers Club and the Winfield First United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son, William Allen "Spot" Meharg; daughters, Melba (Homer) Willougby and Frances (W.H.) Box, all of Winfield; grandchildren, Angie Meharg McCaleb, Tracy Meharg Loveless, Lisa Box Tesney, Curtis Willougby and Scott Willougby; sister, Gladys Webster of Albertville; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, William Curtis Meharg and Durrell Warren; grandson, Gregory Allen Meharg; 11 brothers and sisters; and a daughter-in-law, Jane May Meharg.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 20, 2007 at 11 a.m. from the Miles Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Active pallbearers were Greg Tesney, Daryl McCaleb, Scott and Curtis Willoughby, Brady Mann and William Curtis Williams.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Day, Douglas A. - Age 46 - Tishomingo, MS

TISHOMINGO - Douglas A. Day, 46, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Stacy Mansell Day of Red Bay, Ala.; his parents, Jerry C. and Peggy Day of Tishomingo; his grandparents, Hubert and Berna Day of Golden; three sons, James T. Day and wife, Sandy, of Plantersville, Michael J. Day of Tishomingo and Douglas Errin Day of Red Bay; one daughter, Carrie Day Seahorn and husband, Chris, of Red Bay; one brother, David L. Day and wife, Gwen, of Tishomingo; one sister, LInda Day Thoren and husband, Craig, of Mountain Home, Ark.; two grandchildren, Dallas Ashlyn Day and Alice Elizabeth Seahorn; special nephews Scotty Young and wife, Rachel, of Tishomingo, Jeremiah Partee and wife, Rachel, and Casey Thoren, all of Mountain Home, Ark., Chase Partee, Lance Mansell and Patrick Mansell; special nieces, Ashley Mansell and Shara Allison; and a special cousin, Thomas E. Day Jr.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Monroe.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

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Cook, Betty Jean Hester - Age 71 - McCalla, AL


COOK, BETTY JEAN, of McCalla, AL, age 71, died Friday, November 16, 2007 after a lengthy illness.

A native of the Unity Community east of Saltillo and longtime resident of Mooreville, MS, she was born July 24, 1936 to the late Leeman L. and Madie Lee Young Hester. Her husband of 42 years, Hoyle Cook, preceded her in death July 8, 2006. She was a member of Mantachie Church of Christ.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2007 at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues in Tupelo, Mississippi with Bro. Danny Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Aust and her husband, Randy, of Birmingham; one sister, Sybil Hester Erwin of the Macedonia Community; three grandchildren, Catherine, Daniel, and Thomas Aust all of Birmingham.

The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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Benton, Linda Guin - Age 59 - Winfield, AL

BENTON, LINDA GUIN, age 59, of Winfield, AL. passed away Thursday, November 15, 2007 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Born on Feb. 9, 1948, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Hal and Jennie Lee Shirey Guin. She was a life-long resident of Winfield; she raised bird dogs and quail and loved animals.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Billy Roy Benton.

Survivors include aunt, Stella Vaughn, Guin; uncles, Junior Guin of Guin and Billy Shirey of Athens, GA; nieces, Kerry (Mark) Grissom, Nashville, TN, Myra (Darren) Hollis, Becky Benton and Michelle (Jason) Hollingsworth, Guin; nephews, David (Ann) Benton, TX, Scott (Linda) Benton, Doug Swindle, Allen (Rose) Swindle and Joseph Benton, Guin; her babies, Snowball, J.J. and WeeJee; and a host of cousins and other relatives.

Chapel service will be Saturday, 11 AM, Nov. 17, 2007 with burial in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Gu-Win.  Hardy Robinson officiating.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing. 

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Threadgill, Avis - Age 65 - Gattman, MS.

THREADGILL, MRS. AVIS, age 65, of Gattman, MS, passed away Thursday, November 15, 2007.

Funeral service will be Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 2 pm at the Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Sulligent.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Nelson, Nash Sewell - Age 91 - Glen Allen, AL

Nash Sewell Nelson, age 91, of Glen Allen, AL passed away Monday, November 12, 2007,  in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Chapel service will be Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007 2:00 p.m. with burial in Glen Allen Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 6:00 -  8:00 p.m.

Born May 29, 1916, in Lamar County, he was the son of the late Lenard T. and Dovie Arminda King Nelson. He attended the Byrd - Detroit Elementary School. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School. He received a bachelor of science degree from Mississippi State University and a master ’s degree from Auburn University. He taught Vocational Agribusiness for two years at Berry and then retired from Hubbertville with 38 years of service. He was the Mayor of Glen Allen for two terms and was instrumental in the Incorporation of the town and establishing the water system to serve the community. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Winfield, Retired Teacher ’s Association of Fayette County, and a member of the Glen Allen Free Will Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughter, Jane Cahela, Valrico, FL; grandsons, Brandon and Ryan Cahela, Valrico, FL; special friend and caregiver, Gail Bircheat, Glen Allen; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a wife, Bealon Smith Nelson who died Dec. 21, 1980; sister, Gloe Young; and brothers, G.L., Clyde, Bryce and Clarence Nelson. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home with burial in the Glen Allen Cemetery. Bro. Joseph Boyles and Bro. Dennis Trimm were the officiating ministers.

Active pallbearers were Bob Mullins, Wayne Berryhill, and Joe, Henry, Jeremy, and Jerry Don Stewart.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Nelson, Isaac Junior - Age 60 - Guin, AL

NELSON, ISAAC JUNIOR, age 60, of Guin, AL died Friday, November 16, 2007.

Services will be Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel with burial in Beaver Creek Cemetery.

Norwood Funeral Home directing.

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 Wilson, Dick - Age 91 - Los Angeles, CA (Actor - Comedian)

LOS ANGELES, CA – Dick Wilson, the character actor and pitchman who for 21 years played an uptight grocer begging customers ''Please, don't squeeze the Charmin,'' died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007.  He was 91.

The man famous as TV's ''Mr. Whipple'' died of natural causes at the Motion Picture & Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, said his daughter Melanie Wilson, who is known for her role as a flight attendant on the ABC sitcom ''Perfect Strangers.''

Wilson made more than 500 commercials as Mr. George Whipple, a man consumed with keeping bubbly housewives from fondling toilet paper. The punch line of most spots was that Whipple himself was a closeted Charmin-squeezer.

The first commercial aired in 1964 and by the time the campaign ended in 1985 the tag line and Wilson, a former Canadian airman and vaudeville veteran, were pop culture touchstones.

He also played a drunk on several episodes of ''Bewitched,'' as appeared as various characters on ''Hogan's Heroes,'' ''The Bob Newhart Show,'' and Walt Disney productions.

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Crane, Patricia (aka Sigrid Valdis) - Age 72 - Anaheim, CA  (Actress - Widow of Actor Bob Crane of "Hogans Heroes")

ANAHEIM, CA - Patricia Crane, widow of the actor Bob Crane of Hogan's Heroes" and the actress who played Col. Klink's sexy blond secretary Hilda on "Hogan's Heroes" has died. She was 72.

Patricia Crane died of lung cancer on Oct. 14, 2007, a spokeswoman for the Orange County coroner's office confirmed Monday. On stage, Crane was known as Sigrid Valdis.

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West, Donda - Age 58 - Los Angeles, CA  (Mother of Rapper, Kanye West)

LOS ANGELES - Donda West, mother of Kanye West and former chairwoman of Chicago State University's English department, has died, a spokesman for the rapper said. She was 58.

Donda West died Saturday night in Los Angeles, said the spokesman.


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Nichols, Clyde - Age 79 - Hackleburg, AL

Mr. Clyde Nichols, age 79, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Monday, November 19, 2007, at home.

Visitation 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2007, at Hodges Church of Christ, Hodges, AL. Funeral Service to follow visitation and will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the church.  Bro. Steve Gober officiating.  Burial in Old Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery, Hodges, AL.

Mr. Nichols was born July 12th, 1928 in Franklin County, Alabama to the late Marle and Martha Ellen Ables Nichols.  He was widowed, a Veteran of the US Army and WWII, and was a retired Foreman with TVA.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Wiginton; grandchildren, Joseph Wiginton, Derrick Nichols, and Ashley Hunderman; great-grandchildren, Abagail Hunderman and Anna Nichols; sisters, Villa Cantrell, Wilma Yielding, and Jenell Keller; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marle & Martha Ellen Ables Nichols; 1 son, Clyde Keith Nichols; 2 brothers, Lynard & Junior Nichols.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Humphres, Lecil - Age 73 - Amory, MS  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)
 

Mr. Lecil Humphres, age 73, of Amory, MS., formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday night, November 20, 2007, at Gilmore Memorial Hospital at Amory, MS.

Visitation 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Friday, November 23, 2007, at Hamilton Funeral Home. Bro. Preston Headrick officiating.  Funeral Service to follow visitation and will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Bethlehem Church Cemetery.

Mr. Humphres was born March 2, 1934 in Alabama to the late Arlie and Etma Holley Humphres.  He was widowed and was a retired Painter at American Motors.

He is survived by his children, Roger Dale Humphres, Jerry Wayne Humphres, and Karen Sue Humphres Luras; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sisters & brothers, Quinnie Sue Tice, Johnnie Mae Askin, Raburn Humphres, Alton Humphres.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Etma Holley Humphres.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Green, Jimmy E. - Age 68 - Hanceville, AL (Formerly of Double Springs, AL)
(February 15, 1939 - November 8, 2007)

Jimmy E. Green, age 68 of Hanceville AL, formerly of Double Springs passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2007.

Visitation will be Monday, November 12, 2007 from 6-9PM at Nichols Funeral Home Double Springs. Service will be Tuesday November 13, 2007 at 2:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home Double Springs. Burial will be at Pine Tuckey cemetery in Black Pond. Reverend Melvin Williams will be officiating. Survived by:

Wife- Barbara Green

Sons- Bill Hardeman, Chris, Kerry, and Corey Green

Daughter- Tina Hodges

Brother- R L Green

Sister- Mary Jo Cofield

Also seven Grandchildren

Preceded in death by:

Parents – William and Lurlie (Shewbert) Green

Brother- Billy Green

Nichols Funeral Homes

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Cook, Betty Jean - Age 71 - McCalla, AL

Betty Jean Cook, of McCalla, AL, age 71, died Friday, November 16, 2007 after a lengthy illness.

A native of the Unity Community east of Saltillo and longtime resident of Mooreville, MS, she was born July 24, 1936 to the late Leeman L. and Madie Lee Young Hester. Her husband of 42 years, Hoyle Cook, preceded her in death July 8, 2006. She was a member of Mantachie Church of Christ.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, November 18, 2007 at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues in Tupelo, Mississippi with Bro. Danny Rushing officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Rhonda Aust and her husband, Randy, of Birmingham; one sister, Sybil Hester Erwin of the Macedonia Community; three grandchildren, Catherine, Daniel, and Thomas Aust all of Birmingham, AL.

W. E. Pegues in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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Nethery, Daisy M. - Age 57 - Sulligent, AL

Mrs. Daisy M. Nethery, , age 57, of Sulligent, AL died November 21, 2007. Funeral services will be November 24, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Otts Funeral Home with burial in Love Joy Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday 6-9 pm.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Lockhart, Shelby - Age 41 - Sulligent, AL

Mrs. Shelby Lockhart, age 41, of Sulligent, AL., passed away Thursday, November 22, 2007.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 24, 2007 at 11:00 am from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Henson Springs Cemetery.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Gilliam, Joy A. McGriff - Age 58 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Joy A. McGriff Gilliam, age 58 of Winfield, passed away Thursday, November 22, 2007 at her residence. Mrs. Gilliam was born on August 19, 1949 in South Bend, Indiana a daughter of Rolland and Tina Melton McGriff; resident of Winfield past 20 years; received a Nursing degree from Bevill; worked with the Humane Society, but gave up her career to care for her husband, James W. Gilliam Sr. who passed in 1993. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include two sons, Tony Gilliam of Winfield and James W. Gilliam of Long Beach, CA; two grandchildren; one sister, Jean Ann Stout of Michigan; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Tim Pfander was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Old Union Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing. the service.

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Howell, Lillie Mae (Mrs. Ralph) - Age  - Hamilton, AL    11/28/07

Lillie Mae (Mrs. Ralph) Howell, age , of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, November 28th, 2007.

Visitation, Thursday, November 29, 2007, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel with funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in the Hamilton City Cemetery.

Mrs. Howell was the mother of Hamilton Attorney, R. Wyatt Howell (Cindy) and the widow of the late Ralph Howell of Hamilton.  She was a teacher in Hamilton for many years.

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

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Friday, Richard Lamont - Age 61 - Florence, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Mr. Richard Lamont Friday, age 61, of Florence, Alabama, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2007 at home.

Graveside Service, Saturday, December 1, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hamilton City Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Williams, Carol "Pat" Nana - Age 56 - Hackleburg, AL

Mrs. Carol "Pat" Williams, age 56, of Hackleburg, Alabama passed away Wednesday night, November 28, 2007 at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral service Friday, November 30, 2007, 1:00 p.m. at Hackleburg First Baptist Church.  Bro. Steve Lawrence and Bro. James Baccus officiating.  Visitation, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 p.m. at the Church until time of service.  Burial at Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg.

Pat Herman Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 1951, to Charles and Florene Harden Herman.  She is survived by 1 son, Mike (Christi) Kelly, Hackleburg, AL.; 1 daughter, Amy Jo (Doug) Weeks, Hamilton, AL.; grandchildren, Blain Kelly, Anna Catherine Kelly and Edge Weeks; her mother, Florene Herman; 5 sisters, Ethel Roberts, Penny (Donald) Gardner, Carol (David) Isom, Brenda (Gober) Wiggins, and Kathleen (Rob) Kendrick.

She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Herman. 

Hackleburg Funeral Home, Hackleburg, AL., directing.

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Chaffin, Edith Nell - Age 76 - Coker, AL  (Formerly of Guin, AL)

Edith Nell Chaffin, age 76, of Coker, formerly of Guin, AL, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, at Hospice of West Alabama.

Mrs. Chaffin was born in Alexandria City, Ala. and moved to Andrews, Texas at a young age.  She attended Andrews High School and later met the love of her life, "Jim", in Shreveport, LA.  They raised three sons, and, to Mrs. Nell, there was nothing too good for her three boys.  She worked with children's ministries throughout her life in several churches.  The love of children and her family were her great strengths.

Survivors include her husband of over 56 years, James "Jim" Chaffin; her sons, Carl W. Chaffin (Becky) of Bessemer, Jerry W. Chaffin (Helen) of Cottondale, and Tommy Chaffin (Christine) of Yorktown, VA.; her sisters, Betty Ann Jacks of Shreveport, LA. and Estelle Bradford of El Paso, Texas; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Isaac Newton Baker and Annie Suzanne Baker; her son, Bobby Glen Baker; her brother, Michael Baker; and her sister, Shirley Sue Trigg.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Troy Dixon and Rev. Brannon Pinion officiating.

Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. in Piney Grove Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Paul Chaffin, Jack Mixon, Tony Chaffin, Roy Kelley, Bank Chaffin, Danny Atkinson, and Willie "Bill" Smelley.  Honorary pallbearers are members and friends of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, friends and neighbors of Coker Community, AMR Ambulance ICU 2nd Floor and 7th Floor West, nurses and staff of Hospice of West Alabama, and Rev. Billy and Sister Teresa Lollar.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL  35404.

Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North directing.

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin in charge of local arrangements.

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Hudson, Randy Lee - Age 57 - Hackleburg, AL

Randy Lee Hudson, age 57, Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, AL.

Randy was born on October 9, 1950, in Marion County, Alabama.  He was the son of the late Rollie Bee and R.Z. Carter Hudson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rollie Bee and R.Z. Carter Hudson, and a brother, Billy Hugh Hudson.

Funeral services, Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 11:00 a.m. from the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Union Hill Cemetery in Hackleburg. Bro. Randall Tice, officiating minister.

Survivors include his daughters, Amee Lee and Angel Kay Hudson; brothers, Rex Hudson and Ray (Kathy) Hudson; sisters, Debbie Hughes and Kathy (Kenny) Pilkington; granddaughter, Alyssia Hudson Graver; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Jones, Virginia Webster - Age 80 - Vernon, AL

Virginia Webster Jones, age 80, Vernon, Alabama, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2007, at the Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Born on May 12, 1927, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Van and Theoda Webster. She lived most of her life in Winfield. She was a graduate of Winfield City High School. She was also a graduate of Mt. Berry College in Rome, GA., and later received her masters degree in education from Mississippi College for Women in Columbus, MS.  She taught school in Lamar County for 32 years. After retirement, she taught “adults to read” classes for several years. She also taught Sunday School and Girls in Action classes for many years at the First Baptist Church in Vernon, where she was a member. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, United Daughters of the Confederacy and Retired Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy Neil Jones; brothers, Van Webster, Jr., Sherman, Texas and Max Webster, St. Charles, MO.; and sister, Marie Webster Cook, Winfield.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2007, at 3 p.m. from the Chandler Funeral Home Chapel in Vernon. Rev. Glenn Bowan was the officiating minister.

Survivors include her son - Terry (Yvette) Jones, Gulf Shores; daughter - Sherrineil (Phillip) Carroll, Kennedy; sister - Gay (Marshall) Watkins, Winfield; grandchildren - Josh (Ellen) Carroll, Ashford, Brandi Carroll, Birmingham, and Yvette Marie Jones and Virginia Taylor Jones, both of Gulf Shores; and great-granddaughter - Kadence Faith Carroll, Ashford.

Active pallbearers were Bob Hawkins, Mike Watkins, Wesley McNeill, Clark Miles, Henry Allen, Lynn Conner, Roy Locke and Phillip Glasgow.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Tucker,  Shannon - Age 85 - Hubbertville, AL

Shannon Tucker, age 85, Hubbertville, AL., passed away on Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, in the Fayette Medical Center.

Born on June 7, 1922, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late John D. and Mandy Elizabeth Gilland Tucker. He was a member of the White ’s Chapel Church of Christ. He served as an elder for many years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, six sisters, great-grandson Clinton McDonald, and son-in-law Harold McDonald.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at 4 p.m. from the White’s Chapel Church of Christ in Fayette with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. John Brown and Dr. Jon Sanford were the officiating ministers.

Survivors include his wife - Mintie Belle Tucker; daughter - Frances McDonald (Truman) Herren, Eldridge; grandchildren - Keith (Lisa) McDonald, Stanley (Tina) McDonald, Windy Tucker, and Amanda (Kenny) Tranum; great-grandchildren - Shae and Molley Tucker, Ginny, Daniel and Peyton McDonald and Keela and Tre Tranum; sister - Exie Angle, Jasper; step-children - Michael (Carol) Herren, Jason (Lisa) Herren, and Alison (Heath) Townsend; and step-grandchildren - Andy, Jacob, and Luke Herren and Hunter and Joshua Townsend.

Active pallbearers were elders and deacons of the White’s Chapel Church of Christ, Phillip Jones, Dennis Fisher, Dennis McCollum, Thomas Dunavant, Clayton Tittle, Tommy Turner, and Ronnie Sprinkle.

Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Watkins, Donald - Age 70 - Winfield, AL

Donald Watkins, age 70, Winfield, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2007, at his residence.

Born on Aug. 22, 1937, he was the son of the late W.A. “Tommy” and Ona Watkins. He was a 1957 graduate of Fayette County High School. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He retired from 3M with 32 years of service, where he received the 3M Ambassador Award. He was a life-long member of the Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by grandparents Crockette and Mattie Watkins and John Monroe and Effie Meadows.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at 2 p.m. from the Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Camp Comfort Cemetery. Dr. Jon Sanford and Steven Rogers were the officiating ministers.

Survivors include his wife - Helen Watkins; son - David Watkins, Winfield; daughters - Shelia (Stacy) Markham and Tammy Watkins, both of Winfield; grandsons - Ty, Noah, and Dakota Markham, all of Winfield; brother - Dale (Mary) Watkins, Winfield; sisters - June Mealer, Fayette, Marie (Jamie) Sims and Patsy (Richard) Baird, both of Winfield; and a host of nephews and nieces.

Active pallbearers were Ray, William and Scott Hill, Allen Baird, Chris Sims and Greg Dennis. Honorary pallbearers were Ty, Noah and Dakota Markham, Fred Fulton, Ray Hill, Jr., Dr. Jon Sanford, The Hospice of Fayette Medical Center, and Nathan Mobley.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed the services.

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Webb, William Esdell - Age 85 - Winfield, AL

William Esdell Webb, age 85, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2007, in the V.A. Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

Born on June 25, 1922, in Marion County, he was the son of the late James Henry and Sarah Dickinson Webb. He was a life-long resident of Winfield in the Brookside Community. He was a graduate of Brilliant High School. He was a United States World War II Army veteran. He was retired as a coal miner at North River in Berry with 40 years of service. He was a member of American Legion Post 100 in Winfield and UMWA Local 20.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Randy L. Webb; sisters - Oma Mullinix, Lois Jackson, Ethel Hines and Gladys Franks and brothers, Ola, Vada, Vander and Vince Webb.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at 7 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home with burial on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the Winfield City Cemetery. Bart Box, Ronnie Elmore, and H.B. Nelson were the officiating ministers.

Survivors include his wife, Eunice Spiller Webb; daughter - Charolette (Larry) Box, Winfield; grandchildren - Trista Webb Stewart and Michael, Jared, Jason, and Bart Box; eight great-grandchildren; brothers - Calvin Leroy Webb, Florida, and Curtis Ulysses Webb, Winfield, AL.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Michael, Jared, Jason, and Bart Box, H.B. Nelson, James W. Webb, and Tommy Spiller.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Whisenant, Sally Jo McKay - Age 72 - Chattanooga, TN  (Formerly of Guin, AL)

Sally Jo McKay Whisenant, age 72, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2007.

She was the daughter of the late Roy and Myrtie McKay. She was an active member of the Tyner United Methodist Church, the Margaret Pennington Sunday School Class, Care Bears, TOTS, and the United Methodist Women.

Survivors include a daughter - Nan W. House; son - Bobby J. Whisenant; grandchildren - Hayden and McKay House; sisters - Perrilyn Franks and Francis Harden; and brother - Tom Hugh McKay.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. Whisenant, and sisters, Virginia Estill, Mary Lee Franks, and Robbie Wright.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at 1 p.m. from the Chattanooga Funeral Home with graveside services on Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at 4 p.m. at the Guin City Cemetery.

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

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Reese, James Arthur - Age 53 - Winfield, AL

James Arthur Reese, age 53 of Winfield, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2007 in the Northwest Medical Center at Winfield. James was born on May 9, 1954 in Marion Co. a son of John Albert and Earlis Osborn Reese; resident of Winfield most of his life; graduate of Winfield High School; previously employed at Pate Chevrolet as a Mechanic and as an Over The Road Truck Driver; he moved back to the Wayside area in 1991; he was currently self- employed as a Coal Hauler for Mann Steel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Gaylon Smith. Survivors include his wife, Wanda Brown Reese of Winfield; two brothers, Albert Earl “Sonny” (Jerri) Reese of Odenville and Larry (Marion) Reese of Winfield; five sisters, Barbara Jean Duckworth of B’ham, Virginia Smith of Winfield, Carolyn (Wallace) Hubbert of Hubbertville, Marilyn Scarbrough of Cairo, GA and Malinda (Ken) Sims of Winfield; host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services were held Friday, November 30, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the Winfield First Free Will Baptist Church. Bro. Danny Williams and Bill Overton were the speakers. Burial followed in the Winfield City Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Eddy, James Berlin - Age 74 - Brilliant, AL

James Berlin Eddy, age 74 of Brilliant, died Thursday, November 1, 2007 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Berlin was born December 5, 1932 in Marion County to William Dowell Eddy and Donnie Alice Hudson Eddy. He was a resident of Brilliant most of his life; where he attended Brilliant High School and Brilliant Free Will Baptist Church. He retired from Mutual Savings Life Insurance as a Sales Representative. He had also worked with American General and Interstate Life. Berlin was also a past member of the Brilliant Lions Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene, Junior, Ellie Hugh, and Carl Raymond Eddy; and a sister, Janice Eddy. He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances Eddy; three sons, Mac Eddy of Pinson, AL, Mark (Linda) Eddy of Remlap, AL, and Joey (Kim) Eddy of Haleyville; one daughter, Kathy (Richard) Coyne of Trussville; five grandchildren, Patrick Coyne, Allison Coyne (Drew) Hammond, Ashley Eddy, Whitney Eddy, and Courtney Eddy; three brothers, Erskine Eddy of Brilliant, Dale Eddy of Guin, and Gerald Ray Eddy of Rockford, IL; two sisters, Irene Dees of Rockford and Lorraine Foss of Viroqua, WI; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 3, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Brilliant Memorial Gardens with David Sexton and Bill Duncan officiating.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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McNeal , Rev. Collis Gerald C.G. - Age 79 - Guin, AL

Rev. C.G. McNeal age 79 of Guin, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2007 at his residence. He was born June 3, 1928 in Tallassee, Al. a son of F.J. and Annie Wheeler McNeal. He was a Church of God minister for 50 years before his retirement at Brilliant Church of God. As well as a minister he was a carpenter. He built new churches and parsonages at every church he served. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sons, Gerald and Danny McNeal, a brother, Tom McNeal and a sister, Dorie Beck.

He is survived by his wife, Opal Norris McNeal of Guin; a son, Noel McNeal of Guin; a daughter, Rachel E. (David) Self of Brilliant; three grandchildren, Dylan W. Self, Lauren A. Self and Kimberly Cheyanne McNeal; and three sisters, Margie Carter of Prattville, Omelia Baker and Geraldine Cole of Tallassee, Al; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Services were held Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 2 p.m. from the Winfield Church of God. Burial followed in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens with Stan Holder and Eddie Williamson officiating. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing. Serving as pallbearers were: Bendel Mobley, Gene Mobley, Todd Anderson, Bobby Harrison, Kenneth Cooper, and Mike Pridmore. Honorary Pallbearers were: Harl Skipper, Mark Dean, Charles Gilbert, Raymond Fowler, Billy Ray Adams, Frederick Rizzo, Ken Stroup, Willie Joe Hollis, Rick Baily, Rick Coates, Tom George, Kip Box, Henry Williams, and Samuel Parker.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Tyra, Eva Mae Files - Age 93 - Winfield, AL

Eva Mae Files Tyra, age 93 of Winfield, died Thursday, November 8, 2007 at Golden Living Center in Winfield. Eva was born October 26, 1914 in Fayette Co. to Jack and Alfia Blanchard Files. She was a resident of Fayette Co. most of her life and was a member of Piney Grove Church of Christ. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Tyra, Sr.; a son, Larry Gale Tyra; a daughter, Betty Joyce Tyra; a brother, James Harvey Files; and two sisters, Belle Rozell and Mandy McKee. Eva is survived by two sons, William (Katherine) Tyra, Jr. and James Thomas (Janie) Tyra both of Winfield; two daughters, Julia Mae Patton of Brewton, AL and Shelvy Jean Coprich of Compton, CA.; eleven grandchildren, several great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services were held Monday, November 12, at 1:00 PM at Piney Grove Church of Christ. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Floyd Rodgers officiating.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Key, Mrs. Anna Lois Birchfield - Age 75 - Brilliant, AL

Mrs. Anna Lois Birchfield Key, age 75 of Brilliant, passed away Friday, November 9, 2007 in the DCH Regional Medical Center at Tuscaloosa. Mrs. Key was born on June 25, 1932 in Marion Co. a daughter of Girdley and Delmar Willcutt Birchfield; lifelong resident of Brilliant; widow of Lynu Key; retired from Brilliant Mfg; and a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Lorene Fuller. Survivors include three sons, Lannie (Glenda) Key and Dannie (Linda) Key, both of Brilliant and Christopher (Sonya) Key of Winfield; seven grandchildren, Angie Smith, Sandy Markham, Wesley Key, Michael Key, Danielle Hood, Kyle Key and Cassie Voss; host of great-grandchildren; four sisters, Girlene Hawkins of Winfield, Dell Ann Nichols, Teresa Birchfield and Gail McKissick, all of Tuscaloosa; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services were held Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 3:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Thermon Hubbert was the officiating minister. Burial followed in Brilliant Memorial Gardens.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Farris, Kenneth Curry - Age 65 - Eldridge, AL

Kenneth Curry Farris, age 65 of Eldridge, died Friday, November 9, 2007 at his residence. Mr. Farris was born May 15, 1942 in Walker Co. to George Franklin Farris and Emma Jane Norris Farris. He was a lifelong resident of Eldridge where he was a member of Eldridge Church of Christ. He was a graduate of Hubbertville High School and retired from Drummond Coal Co. in Jasper. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Farris; and a brother in-law, Kelly Doyle. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Nerren Farris; a daughter, Connie (Dave) Colbert of Smyrna, TN; three sons, Ken Farris of Cordova, Nick (Wendy) Wood of Helena, and Perry (Cheryl) Wood of Opelika; three brothers, Frank Farris, Jr. of Eldridge, Bud (Oveta) Farris of Eldridge, and Landon (Barbara) Farris; three sisters, Dot Doyle of Henderson, TN, Mary Hyche of Winfield, and Nella (Ed) McGraw of Cullman; seven grandchildren, Emily and Daniel Colbert, Morgan, Mason, and Carson Wood, and Zachary and Emma Wood; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services were held Monday, November 12, at 11:00 AM from the Eldridge Church of Christ. Burial followed in Kelley Cemetery with Gilbert Behel and Mike King officiating.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Howell, Willie Estelle - Age 92 - Moody, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

(October 3, 1915 - November 10, 2007)

Willie Estelle Howell, 92 of Moody, Alabama, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, died on November 10, 2007 in Birmingham. She was born on October 3, 1915 in Hamilton, Alabama, to Willie and Etta Wigginton Self.

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

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

Burial will be at Sullins School House Church Cemetery in Marion County.

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

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

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Turner, Christine - Age 83 - Double Springs, AL

(July 11, 1924 - November 2, 2007)

Barbara Christine Turner, age 83, of Double Springs passed away on November 2, 2007 at her residence with family by her side.

Visitation will be November 2, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home Double Springs from 7-9PM. Services will be Saturday November 3, 2007 at Pleasant Hill #2 Baptist Church at 10:00AM. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Randy Taylor will be officiating.

Survived by: Daughter- Freda (Donald) Robertson; Son in Law- Jimmy Vickery; Sisters- Ann (Lloyd) Oakes; Grandchildren- Vicky Jackson, Donnie Robertson, Ricky Vickery, and Jason Robertson; Great Grandchildren- Christina Williams, Josh Robertson, Dusty Ewards, Deandra and Derrick Vickery, Justin Robertson, Anna Kathryn and Amanda Grace Robertson.

Preceded in death by: Husband- James Milton Turner; Parents, Ace and Ethel Godsey; Daughter, Judy Gail Vickery; Brother, Edward Godsey

Friends may sign the guestbook online at NicholsFuneralHome.com

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Ramsey, Helen - Age 77 - Haleyville, AL

(March 8, 1930 - November 13, 2007)

Julia Helen Miller Hamby Ramsey, age 77 of Haleyville, AL passed away on November 13, 2007 at her residence.

Visitation will be Wednesday November 14, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home from 6-9PM. Service will be Thursday November 15, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home Haleyville at 2:00PM. Burial will be at Winston Memorial Cemetery. Reverend Luther Rye will be officiating.

She is survived by: Husband- Charles Thomas Ramsey; Son- Johnny L. Hamby; Daughters- Julia Hamby Milligan and Charlotte Elaine Ramsey; Also Eight Grandchildren and Four Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Parents- John Dennis and Ruby May Miller; Sister- Marion (Poly) Watts; Brother- John D. Miller

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Jackson, Barbara Nell - Age 60 - Addison, AL  

(July 26, 1947 - November 13, 2007)

Barbara Nell Jackson, 60 of Addison passed away at her home on November 13, 2007. She was born on July 26, 1947 in Cullman, AL to Clarence Barbee and Willie I Lawrence Barbee.

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

Funeral Services will be Sunday at 2PM at Nichols Funeral Home. Burial will be at Mt Zion Cemetery

Survived by: Husband, George Jackson; Son, David L. Denton; Daughters, Belinda G. (James) Miller, Kim (James) Hollis, Tabitha (Larry) McDaniel and Christi Jackson; Brothers, Ray, Don and Stanley Barbee; Sisters, Shirley Coiro, Thelma Cook, Faye Thornton, Janice Wilson and Mary Mayfield; Grandchildren, Chase Dean, Brian Hollis, Michael Denton, Trent Hollis and Jarrett Miller; Great Grandchildren, Nate Jackson and Aaliyah Jackson

Preceded in death by: Parents, Clarence Barbee and Willie I Lawrence Barbee; Brother, James Barbee; Sisters, Evelyn Robinson and Ruth Miller and Brenda Sue Meigs

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Brown, Billy Madison - Age 81 - Vinemont, AL

(September 25, 1926 - November 13, 2007)

Billy Madison Brown, 81, of Vinemont passed away on November 13, 2007 in Cullman. He was born on September 25, 1926 in Cullman to Carl and Lois Tidwell Brown. He served in World War II and Korea in the United States Navy.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday at 11AM at Nichols Funeral home

Burial will be at Arley Congregational Cemetery in Arley. Reverend Robert Partridge and Reverend Delwin Kilgo will officiate. Military honors will be provided by the United States Navy Honor Guard.

Survived by: Son, David (Tanya) Brown; Daughter, Phyllis (Darrell) Ford; Brother, Junior Brown; Sisters, Kathy Watts and Margene Brown; Grandchildren, Justin and Tony Brown and Haley (Chris) Freeman; Great Grandchildren, Lindsie, Nic and Stone Freeman, and Skarlet and Kali Brown

Preceded in death by: Parents, Carl Brown and Lois Tidwell Brown; Wife, Oladeen Brown; Brother, Boots Brown; Sister, Chris Reynolds; Infant Daughter - Jill

Friends may sign the guestbook online at www.nicholsfuneralhomes.com Funeral Services are being handled by Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

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Pearson, Sherry Ledena - Age 38 - Hueytown, AL

(March 1, 1969 - November 14, 2007)

Sherry Ledena Pearson, age 38, of Hueytown passed away on November 14, 2007 at her home.

She was born on March 1, 1969 in Addison.

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

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 2PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison. Brother John Loper will officiate. Burial will be at Addison Church of God Cemetery.

Survived by:  Mother, Gloria Avery; Father, Terry (Toni) Pearson; Son, Terence Gurganus; Daughter, Alison James; Brother, Devin Pearson; Sisters, Kynlie and Kloie Pearson; Grandmother - Ruth Burney

Preceded in death by:  Brother, Anthony Pearson; Grandfathers, Otis Cook, Gene Burney, Artis Pearson; Grandmothers, Etoil Pearson; Step Grandfather, Jimmy Avery; Aunt, Nelarie Osborn.

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Markham, Logan Dotson - Age 70 - Haleyville, AL

(July 5, 1937 - November 15, 2007)

Logan D. Markham, age 70 of Haleyville passed away on November 15, 2007 at his residence.

Visitation will be Friday November 16, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home from 6-9PM. Service will be Saturday November 17, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home Haleyville at 3:00PM. Burial will be at Bethel #2 Cemetery at Delmar. Reverend Bobby Aderholt will be officiating.

He is survived by: Wife- Charlotte Markham; Sons- James, Wayne, Keith, and Roger Markham; Daughters- Teresa Flannigan, Tonya Sutherland, Detweda Whitten, Carrie Atkins, and Crystal Dickinson; Brothers- Malcolm and Thomas Markham; Sister- Eva Brown; Also thirty-one Grandchildren and fourteen Great Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Parents- Elihue and Eula Markham; Sister- Hazel Bamburger and Margie Wright; Brother- Robert Markham

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Bell, Roy Edsel - Age 76 - Greenville, SC  (Formerly of Winston County, AL)

(October 29, 1931 - November 18, 2007) 

Mr. Roy Edsel Bell passed away November 18, 2007 in Greenville, South Carolina. He was born on October 29, 1931, in Winston County and served his country in the United States Army.

Funeral Services will be on Saturday 1:00PM at Liberty Baptist Church. He will lie in state from 12-1PM. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Reverend DeJuan Reese will be officiating.

Survived by:  Wife- Mary J. Bell; Daughter – Debra Bell Sargent; Son- Steve Bell; Also Five Grandchildren and One Great Grandchild

Preceded in death by: Parents- Roy Clifton and Alta (Wilson) Bell; Brother- Clarence Eugene Bell

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Hamby, Mallory Seymour - Age 24 - Double Springs, AL

(August 9, 1983 - November 20, 2007)

Mallory Seymour Hamby, age 24 of Double Springs passed away on November 20, 2007 in Birmingham. Mallory made the choice long ago to offer the gift of life as a donor and because of that selfless gift multiple lives were changed. Visitation will be Thursday at First Baptist Church Double Springs from 4-9PM. Services will be on Friday November 23, 2007 at 2:00PM. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Double Springs.

Survived by: Husband - Brandon Ray Hamby; Father - Bart Seymour; Mother - Debra Ann Seymour; Brothers - Chris Comeens and Levi Overton; Grandparents - Betty & Sonny Ayers and Kathleen Ward

Preceded in death by: Grandfathers - Corbin Seymour & Rex Ward

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Holland, Herbert Dolan - Age 59 - Haleyville, AL   

(August 19, 1948 - November 30, 2007)

Mr. Holland, age 59, of Haleyville, passed away in Muscle Shoals, Alabama late Friday evening, November 30, 2007. A memorial service will be held at Nichols Funeral Home Chapel in Haleyville on Tuesday December 4, 2007 at 5:00PM.

He is survived by: Mother- Myrtle Maxine Holland; Sons- Herbert Glenn (Chasity) Holland and Anthony James Holland; Daughter-Ann Renee (Chris) Gray; Brothers- Kenneth, Johnny, and Elbert Holland; Grandchildren- Dustin Glenn Ray Holland and Seth Lee Holland
 

Preceded in death by: Father- James Copeland Holland; Brother- Conerd Holland

The family has established a memorial fund at Traders & Farmers Bank in Herb's memory called The Bear Hug. Donations will be used to fund participation in Dixie Youth Baseball for underprivileged children.

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Barnett, Christine Orton - Age 65 - Navoo, AL

(January 12, 1942 - November 30, 2007)

Christine “Granny” Orton Barnett, age 65 of Nauvoo passed away at her residence on November 30, 2007.

Visitation will be Sunday December 2, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home from 6-9PM. Service will be Monday December 3, 2007 at Nichols Funeral Home Double Springs at 11:00AM. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Double Springs. Reverend Delmer Duboise will be officiating.

She is survived by: Sons- James (Brenda) Orton Jr. and Robert (Deborah) Orton; Daughter- Debra (Darrell) Guttery, Chris (James) Bell, Rose (Robert) Hill and Doris (David) Curtis

Brothers- Jimmy Hester and Byron Hester; Sisters- June Druhot, Patricia Girodano, and Mary Meeker; Also Nineteen Grandchildren and Thirty Great Grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Parents- Albert F. Hester and Mary Louise Singletary Hester; Husband- James Orton; Son- Daniel Orton; Daughter- Patricia Orton; Great Granddaughter- Hannah Orton; Brother- Fred Hester

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