Obituaries

October - 2007

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Allen, Patricia - Age 70 - Haleyville, AL   10/11/07

Avery, Rex Arley - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL   10/26/07   (Updated 11/01)

Bobo, Gera Mae - Age 89 - Guin, AL    10/01/07

Bowling, Robert Trennis Brandon - Age 23 - Hamilton, AL   9/29/07

Brooks, Travis - Age 80 - Blue Springs, MS  (Family in Hamilton, AL)    10/13/07

Cochran, Nellie Ruth King - Age 78 - Berrien Springs, MI  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    10/06/07

Cooper, Rev. Doyle B. - Age 68 - Guin, AL (Formerly of Tupelo, MS)    10/18/07

Davis, Dorothy - Age 78 - Tishomingo, MS   10/16/07

Dodd, Billie Mae - Age 68 - Haleyville, AL   10/17/07

Dove, Bro. Felix - Age 76 - Hamilton, AL    10/16/07

Eastman, James Thomas - Age 78 - Beaverton, AL    10/23/07

Estes, William "Bill" Riley - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL   10/23/07

Galbreath, Gwen P. - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL    10/22/07

Gillette, Minnie - Age 73 - Brentwood, TN (Formerly of Red Bay, AL)    10/21/07

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

Grissom, Jewell Williams - Age 93 - Red Bay, AL   10/27/07

Hale, Audrey - Age 92 - Gardendale, AL (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)   10/01/07

Hambric, Jerry Wayne - Age 65 - Hamilton, AL   10/04/07

Harper, Willouise Kirkpatrick Jones - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL    10/11/07

Harris, Douglas - Age 57 - Gattman, MS   10/13/07

Howard, Monroe - Age 71 - Sulligent, AL    10/18/07

Hoard, Charles Winfred "Wimp" - Age 68 - Dennis, MS    10/13/07

Keeton, Amy Timbes Elledge - Age 85 - Red Bay, AL   10/13/07

Kennedy, Mrs. Gladys Wavelene - Age 83 - Detroit, AL   10/06/07

Lindley, Ricky Charles - Age 47 - Guin, AL   10/23/07

Lindsey, Lula Estelle Harper - Age 94 - Hamilton, AL   10/28/07

Malone, Sheila Seagrist  - Age 46 - Birmingham, AL  (Burial In Fayette, AL)     10/23/07

Martin, Clara Mae - Age 95 - Paragould, AR (formerly of Itawamba County, MS   10/19/09

Monk, Letha Vernon Speakman - Age 73 - Hamilton, AL   10/03/07

Moore, Arthur G. "Bubba" - Age 75 - Amory, MS    10/24/07

Morgan, Leonard "Frosty" - Age 81 - Vinemont, AL   10/16/07

Mosley, Bennie - Age 82 - Beaverton, AL   10/09/07

Murphree, Delmer - Age 82 -Vina, AL    10/21/07

Murray, Mrs. Wanda Sue - Age 52 - Winfield, AL   10/4/07

Nance, Sara F. Cantrell - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL    10/12/07

Norris, Virginia Beasley - Age 65 - Brilliant, AL   10/27/07

Norton, Lottie Pauline Fisher - Age 89 - Russellville, AL   10/17/07

Ozbirn, Richard "Ricky" Lamar - Age 57 - Vina, AL   10/14/07

Pharr, Jessie Lee - Age 78 - Pomona Park, FL  (formerly of Itawamba County, MS and Hodges, AL)    10/17/07

Paslay, Lea Clayton, Sr. - Age 75 - Tupelo, MS    10/18/07

Pate, Pamela Sue Morrison - Age 47 - Winfield, AL    10/26/07

Ridings, Era Joyce Rutledge - Age 72 - Tuscumbia, AL   10/10/07

Roberts, Ayden Luke - Newborn Infant - Hamilton, AL   10/03/07

Robinson, Mr. Vowdis Mitchell - Age 81 - Syracuse, NY  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)   10/20/07

Rose, Larry Timothy - Age 40 - Arley, AL.   10/11/07

Sandlin, Peggy Ann Sexton - Age 59 - Winfield, AL   11/12/07

Seymore, Lomax Horace - Age 86 - Addison, AL   10/14/07

Shelnutt, Mrs. Carolyn Phillips - Age 64 - Winfield, AL    10/8/07

Shotts, Mr. Flavis - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL   10/25/07

Shube, Elizabeth A. - Age 70 - Double Springs, AL   10/11/07

Sparks, Jimmie Lee - Age 86 - Dennis, MS    10/13/07

Spruiell, Sam - Age 82 - Sulligent, AL   10/20/07

Stanford, Jessie Newton - Age 30 - Haleyville, AL   10/03/07

Steele, Geneva Ergle - Age 67 - Haleyville, AL    10/19/07

Strickland, Sarah Frances Ennis - Age 87 - Vestavia Hills, AL  (Burial In Fayette County, AL)    10/25/07

Sullins, Brady Wilson - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL    10/18/07   (Updated 10/23/07)

Taylor,  Billy Joe - Age 72 - Hamilton, AL   10/20/07

Taylor, Jr., Noel - Age 63 - Haleyville, AL    10/21/07

Thompson, Mrs. Hilma Elizabeth Ray - Age 87 - Detroit, AL   10/06/07

Tucker, Justin - Age 20 - Vina, AL   10/09/07

Tucker, Lois Smothers "Tynce" - Age 81 - Winfield, AL  10/13/07

Turner, Mary Ellen Rutledge - Age 72 - Winfield, AL    10/7/07

Wagoner, Porter - Age 80 - Nashville, TN  10/28/07

Weeks, Fred - Age 70 - Winfield, AL    10/20/07

Westbrooks, Tony - Age 50 - Hamilton, AL   11/12/07

Wilkerson, Linda Ruth Moss - Age 59 - Houlka, MS  (Born In Haleyville, AL)   10/05/07

Williams, Joshua Nathaniel - Age 23 - Hamilton, AL   10/14/07  (Updated 10/19)

Williams, Marie Hicks - Age 75 - Hodges, AL   10/17/07

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Bowling, Robert Trennis Brandon - Age 23 - Hamilton, AL

Robert Trennis Brandon Bowling, age 23, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, September 29th, 2007, as the result of an accident.

Date of visitation is Monday, October 1st, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Funeral service, Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Bro. W.T. Allison was the officiating minister. Interment will be in Palmer Cemetery.

Born on July 16, 1984, Brandon was the son of Trennis Bowling and Linda Bowling and the grandson of Bobby Bowling and Shirley Bowling Vann.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister - Savannah Bowling, Hamilton; brother - Levi Bowling, Hamilton; grandparents - Bobby (Sharon) Bowling and Shirley (Lyndon) Vann, all of Hamilton; aunts - Lila (Bryan) Wates, Hamilton, Karen (Eddie) Pickle, Beaverton, and Glenda (Donald Ray) Kelly, Haleyville; uncles - Dennis (Brandy) Bowling, Hamilton, and Timothy (Cindy) Carter, Kansas; nephew - Braedon Bowling; special cousins - Lauren Wates, Jennifer Saraco, and Heath and Andrew Kelly; special friend - Shayna Vickery; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ray and Marcel Carter.

Active pallbearers were Matt Taylor, Shane Glover, Brandon Howell, Seth Cox, Josh Carter, Jerome and Zach Purser, Kyle Warren, Samuel Bird, and Bo Hubbard.

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

This obituary supplied by Marion County Funeral Home.

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Kennedy, Mrs. Gladys Wavelene - Age 83 - Detroit, AL   10/06/07

Mrs. Gladys Wavelene Kennedy, age 87, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral service, Monday, 2:00 p.m., October 8, 2007 at Pleasant Site Church.  Bro. Larry Gene Davis and Bro. Danny Duncan officiating.  Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Sunday night, October 7th, 2007 at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Pleasant Site Cemetery, Detroit, AL.

Mrs. Kennedy is survived by 2 daughters, Sarah Josephine "Jo" Kennedy Hightower McMicken, and Gladys (Bobby) Crow; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Price Kennedy; her parents, Arnold & Sarah Upton; 3 brothers; and 1 sister.

Gladys Wavelene Upton Kennedy was born in Mississippi, February 15, 1924 to the late Arnold Newton and Sarah Crabb Upton.  She was a retired Machine Operator from Munsingwear, Inc. in Hamilton, AL.

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

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

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Thompson, Mrs. Hilma Elizabeth Ray - Age 87 - Detroit, AL   10/06/07

Mrs. Hilma Elizabeth Ray Thompson, age 87 years, 5 months, & 15 days, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2007 at her residence.

Funeral service, Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Bro. Lyndon Vann & Bro. Howard Estab officiating.  Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday night, October 8th, 2007 at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Carter Cemetery.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by 1 son, Ray (Linda) Thompson, and 1 daughter, Sue (David) Tidwell; 5 grandchildren, Brent (Jenny) Thompson, Bruce (Lisa) Thompson, Tonya (Kent) Maxwell, Nita (Ray) Cleveland, and Adam (Shannon) Cleveland; 9 great-grandchildren, Savannah & Sawyer Thompson, Seth (Lindsey) Thompson & Chad Thompson, Brandon & Madison Maxwell, Lindsey Jantz, Logan & Carter Cleveland; 1 great-great grandchild, Evan Ercell Thompson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ercell Thompson; parents, George Woodie & Madgie Murry Ray; 2 brothers, Lyman & James Ray; 3 sisters, Lois Norton, Louise Robinson & Helen Jeffreys; and 1 infant.

Note:  Ms. Thompson was born April 21, 1920 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late George Woodie and Madgie Murry Ray.  She was married to the late James Ercell Thompson.  She was a member of the Detroit Methodist Church.  She was a homemaker and the best cook ever!  She was a loving mother, grandmother & friend to everyone.  In appreciation, on behalf of the family, we wish to express our gratitude for your prayers, visits, calls, food & other acts of kindness during our mom's illness and for your attendance at her service.  Thank you and we love you.

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

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

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Roberts, Ayden Luke - Newborn Infant - Hamilton, AL   10/03/07

Ayden Luke Roberts, Newborn Infant, born and died Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 in a Birmingham, Alabama Hospital.

Private Burial service, Saturday, October 6th, 2007 at Popular Log Cemetery, Hamilton, Alabama.  Rev. Waydell Howell officiating.  Visitation, Friday, October 5th, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama.

He is survived by his father, Luke Roberts, Hamilton, AL.; his mother, Amy Lee Roberts, Hamilton, AL.; 1 brother, Brennan Lee, Hamilton, AL.; grandparents, Danny & Janet Lee, Hamilton, AL., and Donnie & Janet Roberts, Red Bay, AL.; and great-grandparents, Olan & Ruth Lee, of Hamilton, AL.

He was preceded in death by his great - grandparents, Joe & Sue Howell, Hamilton, AL., Charles & Earlene Roberts - Tremont, MS., and Murray & Hallie Dyer, of Tremont, MS.

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

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Hambric, Jerry Wayne - Age 65 - Hamilton, AL   10/04/07

Mr. Jerry Wayne Hambric, age 65, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 248 Spurgeon Dyar Rd., Hamilton, AL.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 6, 2007 at Antioch Church, Hamilton, AL.  Bro Elvis Cochran officiating.  Visitation, Friday, October 5, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Antioch Church. 

He is survived by 1 daughter, Ann Hicks; 1 son, Gary Hambric; 1 grandson, Robert Hicks; 5 sisters, Eulene Tidwell, Muscle Shoals, AL., Fayrene Duggar, Hamilton, AL.,  Brenda Nix, Phil Campbell, AL., Lana Palmer, Hamilton, AL., and Delilah Middleton, Sheffield, AL.; and a host of nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jessie Hambric; his parents, Demy & Velma George Hambric; and 1 brother, Wade Hambric.

Mr. Hambric was born June 1, 1942 in Marion County, Alabama.  He was a Baptist.

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

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

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Ridings, Era Joyce Rutledge - Age 72 - Tuscumbia, AL

Mrs. Era Joyce Rutledge Ridings, age 72, of Tuscumbia, Alabama passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, October 12, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 13, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Johnny Johnston officiating.  Burial in the Hamilton City Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James T. Ridings of Muscle Shoals, AL.; 4 daughters, Wanda Miller, Kathy Johnson, Sharon Britnell, and Lori Adams; 5 grandchildren, Chris Schonter, Cindy Schonter, Chad Johnson, Josh Britnell, and Dusty Britnell; and 1 great-grandchild, Holland Johnson.

Era Joyce Ridings was born October 6, 1935 in Alabama to the late William Taylor and Ola Mae Middleton Rutledge.  She was a devoted wife to James T. Ridings for 55 years.  Ms. Ridings was a wonderful homemaker and a loving mother to her 4 daughters.  She was also a loving grandmother and great-grandmother.  She was a member of Avalon Missionary Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, AL.  Ms. Ridings was a strong and caring Christian lady, who loved the Lord.  She will be dearly missed and forever loved.

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

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.  

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Stanford, Jessie Newton - Age 30 - Haleyville, AL  
(August 8, 1977 - October 3, 2007)

Jessie Stanford, age 30, of Haleyville, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 as the result of a traffic accident in Bainbridge, Georgia.

Visitation hours have been extended on Friday, October 5, 2007, from 4:00 to 9:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville where funeral services will be conducted Saturday, October 6, 2007, at 2:00PM. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery in Phil Campbell.

He is survived by: Wife - Monica; Son - Austin Ryan Stanford; Parents - Jerry T. and Linda Gail Stanford; Grandfather – Homer Newton Frazier; Brothers - John.  Lennon and Jeramie Stanford

Nichols Funeral Homes

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Hale, Audrey - Age 92 - Gardendale, AL (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)
(August 8, 1915 - October 1, 2007)

Audrey Hale, age 92, of Gardendale, formerly of Haleyville, passed away on Monday, October 1, 2007.

There will be a Graveside service on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 2:00PM at Winston Memorial Cemetery.

Nichols Funeral Homes

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Bobo, Gera Mae - Age 89 - Guin, AL

Gera Mae Bobo age 89 of Guin, Al died Monday, October 1, 2007 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Born in Monroe County, Mississippi. She is the daughter of the late John Thomas and Mary Destie Motes Terry and the wife of the late Robert Lee Bobo. She had lived in Guin most of her life and was a member of the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Mary (Ben) Davis of Ragland, Alabama and Julia Faye Woods of Adamsville, Alabama, a daughter in law Annette Bobo of Guin, Alabama, 10 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son Franklin Lee Bobo, 3 brothers Momon Otto, Milton, and Cullie Terry and a sister Vera Faught.

Services held Thursday October 4, 2007 at 11 am from the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Randy Wright and Bro. David Crowe officiating.

Visitation Wednesday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.

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

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Monk, Letha Vernon Speakman - Age 73 - Hamilton, AL

Letha Vernon Speakman Monk, age 73, of Hamilton, AL., died October 3, 2007 at the North Mississippi Medical Center.

The viewing was held at Center Grove Baptist Church, Cullman, Friday, October 5, 2007, beginning at 11:30 a.m. A service celebrating the life of Mrs. Monk followed the viewing with Rev. Ronnie Elmore officiating. Heritage Funeral Home in Cullman directed the services.  Following the service, Mrs. Monk was laid to rest beside her husband, Sam.

Mrs. Monk was preceded in death by her father, Rufus Speakman, her mother, Hassie Speakman, two sisters, Aldalene Douglas and Corrine Fowler and her loving husband, Sammie Wayne Monk.

Mrs. Monk lived an exemplary life of love and service, always giving, accepting and loving everyone in her path of life.

Mrs. Monk is survived by her three daughters, Donna (Mike) Manns, Deb (Kevin) Bowers and Sandra (Brent) Boyett. Nine grandchildren, Scott Olson, Robbie and Bradley Williams, Nicholas and Candice Lee, Kate and Sarah Golden, and Austin Paige and Zachary Boyett; Eight great-grandchildren, Spencer, Grace and William Olson, and Sammy, Lucas, Julie, Ashley and Brittney Williams; Seven sisters Aldena Ashley, Mildred Green, Jewell Long, Wilidean Pace, Carolyn Hafer, Betty Ann Darby and Mary Dyer; and one brother Rufus Speakman.

Pallbearers were Scott Olson, Robbie and Bradley Williams, Nicholas Lee, Floyd Dyer and Gerald Hafer. Music was provided by Ginger Taylor.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Eldridge Childrens Home, P.O. Box 8, Eldridge, AL  35554, 205-924-9751.

Heritage Funeral Home in Cullman directed the services.

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Rose, Larry Timothy - Age 40 - Arley, AL.
(November 13, 1966 - October 11, 2007)

Larry Timothy Rose, 40 of Arley passed away on October 11, 2007 in Jasper, AL.

He was born on November 13, 1966 in Atlanta, GA to Larry L Rose and Sharon Morris Kinnear.  He worked for Delta Airlines for 23 years.

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

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2PM at Bethel #1 Baptist Church in Arley. He will lie in state from 1-2PM. Reverend Robert Blankenship will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Survived by:  Wife – Pamela Joyce Rose; Daughters – Morgan Haley Rose and Madison Quinn Rose; Mother – Sharon Morris (Bob) Kinnear; Father – Larry L. (Betsy) Rose; Sisters- Lisa ( Mike) Rose Whitlow and Brittany Lynn Rose; Grandparents – Albert and June Rose; Nephews – Michael Whitlow, Hayden Whitlow and Ryan White; A Host of Loving Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends

Preceded in death by:  Grandmother – Dorothy Elliott Hill.

Nichols Funeral Homes

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Allen, Patricia - Age 70 - Haleyville, AL

(April 18, 1937 - October 11, 2007)

Patricia Allen, age 70, of Haleyville passed away at her residence on Thursday, October 11, 2007, after a lengthy illness.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 12, 2007, from 2:00 to 4:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville where funeral services will be conducted at 4:00PM. Reverend Ricky Witt will officiate.

She is survived by:  Son - Kenneth Phillip Williams; Daughters - Vickey Lorraine Green, Theresa Blanche Hanner and Shirley Zona Riddle; Sisters - Monica Nowak, Virginia Poleza, Agatha Bowl, Judith (William) Gossman and Catherine Olszewski; Also 20 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by:  Parents - Leonard & Blanche Olszewski; Brothers - Anthony, Leonard, Albert & John Olszewski; & Sister - Christine Olszewski.

Nichols Funeral Homes

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Shube, Elizabeth A. - Age 70 - Double Springs, AL

(May 9, 1937 - October 11, 2007)

Elizabeth A. Shube, age 70, of Double Springs passed away October 11, 2007 at Lakeland Hospital.

She is survived by:  Son - Konlee Jacobson of Double Springs; Daughters - Lee Jacobson of Double Springs and Kalee Culver of Vinegrove, Kentucky.  She has one grandchild, Amber Hathaway.

Preceded in death by her husband, Eugene J. Shube.

Mrs. Shube requested that there be no services.

Nichols Funeral Homes

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Seymore, Lomax Horace - Age 86 - Addison, AL

(July 21, 1921 - October 14, 2007)

Lomax Horace Seymore, 86 of Addison passed away on October 14, 2007 in Cullman. He was born on July 21, 1921 in Nesmith to Henry Seymore and Irene Vinson Seymore. He served in World War II in the United States Army.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6-9 PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 1PM at Nesmith Methodist Church. Reverend Mickey Crane and Reverend Donnie Carroll will officiate. Casketbeareres are Roger Long, Mikey Tidwell, Kyle Carroll, Evan Seymore, Bo Frazier and Burson Seymore. Burial will be in Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery.

Survived by:  Son – Ronnie (Amy) Seymore; Daughters – Geraldine Long, Martha (Keith) Echols, Linda (Donnie) Carroll and Debbie (Michael) Tidwell; Brothers – Norman Seymore; 13 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild

Preceded in death by:  Wife – Helen Seymore; Parents – Henry Seymore and Irene Vinson Seymore; Brothers – Herman Seymore, Elmer Seymore, Preston Seymore, Theodore Seymore and O.V. Seymore; Sister – Ivy Stephenson; 2 Infant Siblings; Granddaughter – Amanda Bartlett; Grandson – Mike Echols.

Nichols Funeral Homes.

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Williams, Joshua Nathaniel - Age 23 - Hamilton, AL

Joshua Nathaniel Williams, age 23, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday night, October 14, 2007.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday night, October 16th, 2007 at the Hamilton Church of Christ.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 17th, 2007 at the Hamilton Church of Christ.  Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Joshua was born September 25, 1984 in Franklin County, Alabama to Rodney Williams and Jennifer Taylor.  He worked in Construction as a Stone Worker.

He is survived by his parents, Rodney & Jennifer Williams; his mother, Jennifer Taylor Young; 2 brothers, Barry Green and Cassidy Williams; his fiancé, Katie Blankenship; and grandparents, Sonny & Myrtie Williams; Johnny & Shirley Taylor; and Vernon & Jeannette Green. 

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

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

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Harper, Willouise Kirkpatrick Jones - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL

(11/15/20 - 10/11/07)

Ms. Willouise Kirkpatrick Jones Harper, age 86, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2007 in N.M.M.C. in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Visitation, Saturday, October 13, 2007, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Same day funeral service, October 13, 2007, 4:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Ben Harbor and Bro. Donald Giddy officiating. 

Willouise Kirkpatrick was born November 15, 1920 in Walker County, Alabama to Earl and Annie Hamilton Kirkpatrick.  She served as County Registrar in the Marion County Courthouse for many years. .

She is survived by 2 daughters, Jackie Jones & husband, Bill Brown of Hamilton, AL. and Jo Ellen Jones & Wayne Yarbrough of Haleyville, AL.; 3 grandchildren, Jamie (Tracy) Brown of Fayette, AL., Benja (Jon) Quick of Cato, NY., and Jason (Brook) Yarbrough of Haleyville, AL.; 3 great-grandchildren, Noah Brown, Sawyer Quick, and Rome Yarbrough; 1 special great-nephew, Cody Kirkpatrick of Huntsville, AL., and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl & Annie Hamilton Kirkpatrick; 2 sisters, Geraldine Kirkpatrick Giddy and Sarah Jo Kirkpatrick Gambino. 

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

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

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Sullins, Brady Wilson - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Brady Wilson Sullins, age 86, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away, Thursday night, October 18th, 2007 at in his residence in Hamilton, Alabama.

He was born September 10, 1921 to Grover and Ethel Sullins.  Mr. Sullins was in the U.S. Army during world War II and was assigned to European Operations.  After the war he worked in Michigan until his retirements from Reynolds Aluminum.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Gerlene Clark Sullins.  Survivors include:  daughters, Janice (Jim) Piotter, Sandy ( Charlie) Karlein; sisters, Gwendolyn (John) Burleson, Joy (Dewey) Parr, and Betty (Phil) Blocher; 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Funeral services are at Pleasant Ridge Church on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating.  The body will lie-in-state from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the church until time of service. 

Visitation, Tuesday night, October 23, 2007 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in  Hamilton.

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

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

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Nance, Sara F. Cantrell - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL

Sara F. Cantrell Nance, age 85, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, October 12th, 2007.

She was born October 11, 1922 in Marion County, Alabama, to Ebb and Viola Hensley Cantrell.  She was a Church Secretary and Church Musician.

Visitation, Monday afternoon, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton First Baptist Church, until time of Funeral service.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton First Baptist Church.  Bro. Eddie Davidson officiating.  Burial in Smyrna Church Cemetery in the Byrd Community.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Kay Dianne (Tom) Weatherly; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Ann Cantrell Cox, and Johnnie Cantrell Markham.

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

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Cochran, Nellie Ruth King - Age 78 - Berrien Springs, MI  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Nellie Ruth King Cochran, age 78, of Berrien Springs, MI, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, October 6th, 2007 in St Joseph Regional Medical Center, Berrien Springs, MI.

Visitation, Monday night, October 8th, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Matthew R. Purchase Funeral Home Chapel in Michigan.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 9th, 2007 at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. James Shelton officiating.  Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery in Michigan. 

She was born July 19, 1929, in Hamilton, Alabama to the late James and Mary Hankins King.  She was a homemaker.  She was married to Audie L.V. Cochran.

She is survived by her husband, Audie L.V. Cochran; 1 daughter, Kathy Ann (Dennis) Wolfenbarger; 1 son, Tracy Lee (Beth) Cochran; 4 grandchildren, Leah Peugh, Justin Wolfenbarger, Sarah Cochran, and Rachel Cochran; 1 great-grandchild, Tristen Peugh; 1 brother, Joel (Daisy) King; and 1 sister, Sue Higgins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James & Mary Hankins King; 1 brother, Lecil King; and 4 sisters, Pauline Stidham, Willie Chloe King, Catherine Evans, and Marie McKinney.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. provided this announcement.  Hamilton Funeral Home, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197

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Morgan, Leonard "Frosty" - Age 81 - Vinemont, AL
(September 5, 1926 - October 16, 2007)

Leonard "Frosty” Morgan, 81, of Vinemont, AL died on October 16, 2007 in Cullman.

He was born on September 5, 1926 in Lawrence County, Al to S.A. Morgan and Cathleen Parker Morgan. He served in the United States Navy.

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

Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 2PM at Sardis Baptist Church. Reverend David Miller and Reverend Jeffery Wiggins will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Survived by: Son – Terry L. (Sherry) Morgan; Daughter – Linda S. (Denton) Walker; Brothers – Hansel and Rayburn Morgan; Sisters – Effie Braswell and Mable Edmondson; Grandchildren – Derrick Walker, Russell Walker and Justin Morgan; Great Grandchild – Tara Walker Young

Preceded in death by: Wife – Lois “Dib” Verdeen Lee Morgan; Brother – Chester Morgan; Sisters – Vernell Morgan, Gretal House and Cathleen Morgan.

Nichols Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.

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Dodd, Billie Mae - Age 68 - Haleyville, AL
(January 1, 1939 - October 17, 2007)

Mrs. Billie Mae Dodd, age 68, of Haleyville passed away on Wednesday October 17, 2007.

Visitation will be on Friday October 19, 2007 from 6-9PM at Nichols Funeral Home Haleyville. Service will be held on Saturday October 20, 2007 at Oak Grove Church of Christ at 2:00PM. Mrs. Dodd will lie in state from 1-2PM at the church. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Thurmon Hubbert will be officiating.

She is survived by: Husband- Ray Dodd; Daughters- Betty (Rickey) Smith, Debbie (Paul) McKinney, Judy (Henry) Pippenger, Lisa (Tim) Bridgemon and Barbara (Rodney) Abbott; Sisters- Dorthy Riddle and Betty Page; Seven Grandchildren and Four Great Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Parents- Brady and Lily Hodge; Daughter- Kathy Diane Dodd; Granddaughter- Amanda Kay Jones; Brother- Oneal Hodge; Sisters- Overa Baty and Barbara Hodge.

Nichols Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.

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Steele, Geneva Ergle - Age 67 - Haleyville, AL
(May 4, 1940 - October 19, 2007)

Mrs. Geneva Ergle Steele passed away in Birmingham after an extended illness.

Visitation will be Monday from 6:00 to 9:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Double Springs where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 1:00PM. Burial will follow in Rock Creek Cemetery.

She is survived by: Sons - Frankie, Russell and Mark Steele; Daughters - Tammy Steele, Lou Lamon and Rebecca Steele Ward; Brothers - Bill, Mack and Garland Ergle; Sisters - Janice Flowers and Kay Stewart; Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: Husband - Ike Steele; Son - Randy Steele; Parents - Franklin and Nellie Ergle; Brothers - Parkey and Bennie Ergle; Sister - Helen Clark.

Nichols Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.

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Brooks, Travis - Age 80 - Blue Springs, MS (Family in Hamilton, AL)

BLUE SPRINGS, MS - Travis Brooks, age 80, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at his residence after an extended illness.

He was born May 1, 1927, to N.L. and Myrtle Dillard Brooks in Pontotoc County. He was a retired employee of Vend Foods and a farmer. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a faithful member of the Antioch Church of Christ for 54 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today, October 14, 2007, at the Antioch Church of Christ in the Jugfork community with Ferrell Hester officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Geneva McNutt Brooks of Blue Springs, MS; his children, Eugene Brooks (Sandy) of Michie, TN., and Kevon Brooks (Jennie ) and Sheree Walden (David), all of Blue Springs, MS; his grandchildren, Carrey S. Brooks of Tupelo, MS., Sydney C. Brooks of Michie, TN., John Brooks Belue and Christopher Walden, both of Blue Springs, MS; one great-grandchild, Emma Kate Belue; his sisters, Marguett Robinson and Erma Newell of Tupelo, MS; and his brothers, Roy Brooks of Hamilton, AL., and Archie Brooks of Cordova, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Luke Austin Brooks; and three brothers, Homer, Hans and Wayne Brooks.

Pallbearers will be Donny Hamblin, Buddy (Alan) Hitt, Donald McNutt, Steve McBrayer, Jimmy Hitt, Charles Ray Gibson II, Charles Adair and Rance Clayton.

The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services today, Sunday, October 14, 2007.

Waters Funeral Home of Baldwyn is in charge of the arrangements.

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Keeton, Amy Timbes Elledge - Age 85 - Red Bay, AL

RED BAY, AL. - Amy Timbes Elledge Keeton, age 85, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2007 at her residence.

 
She was born Oct. 11, 1922, in Red Bay to Charles B. and Connie Timbes Elledge. She was a member of First Baptist Church and was the former organist for the church for over 50 years.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 15, 2007 at the First Baptist Church in Red Bay with Bro. Larry Hill officiating. Burial will be in the Hill Crest Memorial Gardens.

Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Herman Keeton of Red Bay, AL; two daughters, Connie Popp (Jim) of Auburn, AL., and Nancy Long of Montgomery, AL.; three grandchildren, Sid Dassinger (Mary Lewis) of Little Rock, AR., Barton Dassinger (Michelle) of Chicago, IL., and Bobby Long (Felicia) of Montgomery, AL.; four great-grandchildren, Sidney Dassinger and Keeton Dassinger, both of Little Rock, AR., and Sarah Dassinger and Sage Dassinger, both of Chicago, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Charles B. Elledge Jr.; and an infant daughter.

Pallbearers will be Jim Popp, Sid Dassinger, Barton Dassinger and Bobby Long.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Sunday, October 14, 2007 at the funeral home.


Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.

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Sparks, Jimmie Lee - Age 86 - Dennis, MS

DENNIS, MS - Jimmie Lee Sparks, age 86, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo after a long illness.

She was born Oct. 17, 1920, in Belmont, MS to Rubin and Mary Cranford Sparks. She was a graduate of Belmont High School where she tied for valedictorian. She attended Freed-Hardeman, George Peabody, Mississippi State and the University of Alabama. She held a B.S. degree and master's degree. She taught school at Tishomingo High School, Tishomingo, MS., Paden, Dennis, Red Bay High School, Red Bay, AL and Northwest Alabama State Junior College, retiring in 1983. She was a life long member of the Church of Christ and spent most of her years teaching Sunday School at Tishomingo Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Steve Hodgin and Bro. Claudie Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Belmont City Cemetery.

Survivors include one brother, Paul Sparks Sr. (Joan) of Indianola; a sister-in-law, Dorsa Sparks of Belmont; a brother-in-law, Cornelius of Tishomingo; her nieces and nephews, Mary Margaret Stout (Carl), Nancy Bolton (Lamar), Michael Cornelius, Paul Sparks Jr. (Lacy) and Amanda Bushnell (Justin); four great-nieces and four great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Robert Sparks; two sisters, Eva Sparks and Margaret Sparks Cornelius; and one nephew, Robbie Sparks.

Pallbearers will be Paul Sparks Jr., Justin Bushnell, Coy Daily, Lamar Bolton, Stanley Thompson and Carl Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be J.W. Leatherwood, Kenny Hodgin, Wayne Martin, Pat Cornelius, Travis Clay, Lavon Ware and Carlos Ingram.

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


Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont in charge of arrangements.

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Harris, Douglas - Age 57 - Gattman, MS

GATTMAN, MS - Douglas Harris, 57, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at his residence.
He was born May 30, 1950, in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Foy and Verla Duncan Harris. He was of the Holiness faith and a member of Military Grove Church. He was a welder and enjoyed fishing. He also enjoyed working with farm animals.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Harris of Gattman; four sons, Charles Harris (Melissa) and Alex Harris (Lacrisha), all of Amory, MS., Doug Harris (April) of Okolona, MS., and Colton Harris of Gattman, MS.; three daughters, Angel Fears (Bobby) of Amory, MS., Amanda Burks (Erik) of Smithville, MS., and Debbie Griggs (Chris) of Gattman, MS.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Jerry Harris and Dillard Harris, both of Gattman, MS., and Bo Harris of Detroit, AL.; and two sisters, Linda Patterson of Aberdeen, MS., and Peggy Barnes of Sulligent, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Elizabeth Cagle.

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


Otts Funeral Home Chapel of Sulligent in charge of arrangements.
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Hoard, Charles Winfred "Wimp" - Age 68 - Dennis, MS

DENNIS, MS - Charles Winfred "Wimp" Hoard, age 68, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2007, at his residence.

He was born July 31, 1939, in Prentiss County, MS. to James Ewell and Gladys Lucille Holley Hoard. He was an electrician for Johnson Electric in Canton, GA. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his father; his wife, Jane Hoard; and a brother, Howard Hoard.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today, Oct. 15, 2007 at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont with Bro. Tony Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Lindsey Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Hoard of Dennis, MS; his mother, Lucille Hoard of Marietta, MS; two daughters, Renai Davis (Gary) of Baldwyn, MS and Regenia Moore of Marietta, MS; two stepdaughters, Jana Johnson of Red Bay, AL., and Brenda Rollins of Augusta, GA.; one stepson, Sgt. Adam Johnson of Ft. Knox, KY.; one brother, Marvin Ray Hoard (Barbara) of Tupelo, MS; one sister, Margie Hatcher (Robert) of Marietta, MS; four grandchildren, Brandan and Blain Davis and Corie Crowell and Casie Moore; two step-grandsons, Jimmy Witcher and Nickey Witcher Jr.; one stepgreat-grandson, Zander Witcher; two sisters-in-law, Eloise Hoard of Booneville, MS, and Ruby Epps of Dennis, MS; a special brother-in-law, Bill Moxley of Tishomingo, MS; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Hatcher, Myron Frank, Eric Hoard, LaRay Epps, Bob Moxley and Elvis Moxley.

Visitation will continue today, Oct. 15, 2007, until service time at the funeral home in Belmont.

Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Belmont, MS., in charge of arrangements.

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Ozbirn, Richard "Ricky" Lamar - Age 57 - Vina, AL 

VINA, AL. – Richard Lamar “Ricky” Ozbirn, age 57, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007, at the Red Bay Hospital.

He was born Jan. 18, 1950, in Florence, AL. He was an employee of NTN-Bower for 34 years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL., with Bro. Loyd Ray Griffus officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Ricky Lee Ozbirn (Pam) and Shannon Ozbirn, both of Vina, AL.; his parents, Herbert and Margaret Covington Ozbirn of Vina, AL; three brothers, Billy Ozbirn (Barbara) of Colbert Heights, AL., and Johnny Ozbirn (Janet) and Timmy Ozbirn (Diane), both of Vina, AL; two grandsons, Taylor Ozbirn and Tate Ozbirn, both of Vina, AL; a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Johnathan Ozbirn, J.T. Miller, Cody Wooten, Randy Ozbirn, Lowell Ozbirn and Carl Taylor.

Visitation will continue until service time today, Oct. 16, 2007, at the funeral home.


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

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Davis, Dorothy - Age 78 - Tishomingo, MS

TISHOMINGO, MS – Dorothy McBee Davis, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka. Burial will be in Old Union Cemetery in Tishomingo.

Survivors include one son, De Wayne Davis (Dawn) of Tishomingo, MS; one daughter, Shearon Millar (Geoff) of Houston, MS; one brother, Burvil McBee of Iuka, MS; one sister, Rivers Mann of Red Bay, AL.; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, at the funeral home.


Ludlam Funeral Home Chapel in Iuka, MS. in charge of arrangements.

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Williams, Marie Hicks - Age 75 - Hodges, AL

HODGES, AL. – Marie Hicks Williams, age 75, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at the Russellville Hospital.

She was born March 29, 1932, in Alabama to Daniel and Delia McCarley Hicks. She was a factory worker and a homemaker. She was a member of Hodges Church of Christ.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 at Hodges Church of Christ in Hodges, AL., with Steve Gober officiating. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery in Hodges.

Survivors include one daughter, Linda F. Williams of Hodges, AL; 1 sister - Lola Mae Brand, Guin; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007 at the church. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 2 p.m. Friday.


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

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Norton, Lottie Pauline Fisher - Age 89 - Russellville, AL

RUSSELLVILLE, AL. - Lottie Pauline Norton, 89, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at her home.

She was a native of Franklin County, AL. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Russellville. She loved her cats, Angel, Boots and Speedy.

Services were Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at Friendship Baptist Church with Bro. Keith Prince and Bro. Elmer Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Sue Murner (Charlie) of Haleyville, AL., and Bernice Dalrymple (Jimmy) of Batesville, MS; one brother, Floyd Fisher (Mae) of Dumas, MS; a sister-in-law, Barbara Norton Ghrigsby of Russellville, AL; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William E. "Bill" Norton; her parents, Willie and Susie Fisher; a sister, Nora Grissom; and a brother, Ollie Rip Fisher.

Pallbearers were Homer Webb, David Cochran, Scott Murner, Doug Barnett, Doug Dalrymple and Mike Barnett.


Pinkard Funeral Home of Russellville was in charge of the arrangements.

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Paslay, Lea Clayton, Sr. - Age 75 - Tupelo, MS

TUPELO – Lea Clayton Paslay Sr., 75, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at the North Mississippi Medical Center after an extended illness.

He was born April 7, 1932, in Como to the late Dr. Byran Hicklin and Etta Decell Rogers Paslay. He attended Sardis High School, where he was selected as an All American football player. He then went on to University of Mississippi, graduating in 1956 with a degree in physical education. At Ole Miss he played quarterback and halfback, and was later drafted by the NFL to play for the New York Giants. He was twice selected All SEC. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He coached one year at Ripley High School before coming to Tupelo where he later became head football coach and athletic director. He also served as a Southeastern Conference official. After coaching, he began his career in the insurance field and later began his own business, Lea Paslay Insurance Inc. Very active in the community, he coached little league football and served as a Cub Scout leader. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Alpha House for 14 years. He was instrumental in starting the adult league softball in Tupelo and was honored by having a field at Veteran's Park named for him. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was an avid fan of Ole Miss athletics. He loved spending time with his family. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, where he served as a fourth degree Knight.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church with Father Henry Shelton officiating. Burial will be in Tupelo Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Addie Paslay of Tupelo; four children, Lea Clayton Paslay Jr. of Wiggins, Evelyn Decell Paslay Corbett (Creig) of Tupelo, Lisa Dawn Paslay Ford (Ron) of Saltillo and Leslie Renee Paslay Moore (Chris) of Guntown; Mary Ann Harris Pack (Greg) of Park City, Utah; one sister, Evelyn Paslay Patton of Sardis; one brother, Joe Paslay (Jean) of Oxford; 12 grandchildren, Kristin, Kathryn and Keeley Corbett, Kimberly Corbett Jeffaries (Bo), Mallory Ford Smith (Caleb), Morgan Ford, Ashlea and Anna Grace Shannon, Paslay Clayton Adkins, Lea III, Drew and Dayna Paslay; two great-grandchildren, Corbett Rutland and Parker Smith; a special nephew, John Paslay (Ro) of Texas; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Rogers, Jeff, and Warren Paslay.

Pallbearers will be Gary Bridges, Ronnie Bell, Randy Kelley, Jerry Bristow, Mark Bullock, Jim Frerer, Bill Caples, Gene Ingram, Jerry Clayton and Louis Pope.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chuck Imbler, Leighton Pettis, Charles Reese, Gray Megginson, Felix Rutledge, Darrell Smith and the former Tupelo High School coaches.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with a Vigil for the Deceased following in the chapel.


Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or The Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803; or a charity of the donor's choice.

W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors is in charge of the arrangements.

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Wilkerson, Linda Ruth Moss - Age 59 - Houlka, MS  (Born In Haleyville, AL)

HOULKA, MS – Linda Ruth Wilkerson, age 59, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2007, at her home.

She was born Feb. 14, 1948 in Haleyville, Alabama to the late Barney K. and Inez Moss. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of God.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2007 at the Schooner Valley Baptist Church with Bro. Gregg Moss and Bro. Scott Samuell officiating. Burial will be in the Ellzey Cemetery. Southern Funeral Chapel of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Samuel “Sammy” Wilkerson of Houlka; one son, Samuel Lee “Sammy Lee” Wilkerson (Missy) of Japan; one daughter, Linda Michelle Clair (Randy) of Houlka, MS; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four sisters, Sue Burkeen, Alice McGehee and Shirley Shopher, all of Houston, MS., and Brenda Payno of Pontotoc, MS; four brothers, Wayne Moss of Houlka, MS., Paul Ray Moss and Hershell Moss, both of Houston, MS., and Leonard Moss of Farmal, TN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Barney K. and Inez Moss; and one brother, Barney Jean Moss.

Pallbearers will be Channing Clair, Tim Moss, Brady Moss, Bruce Burkeen, Kent Landers and Mark Samuell.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sun. Oct. 8, 2007, at Schooner Valley Baptist Church.


Southern Funeral Chapel of Houston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Cooper, Rev. Doyle B. - Age 68 - Guin, AL  (Formerly of Tupelo, MS)

Rev. Doyle B. Cooper, age 68, Guin, AL., formerly of Tupelo, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, near Houston from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born July 2, 1939, in East Tupelo to Howard C. and Loreda Christian Cooper. He was raised in the Belden area and was a 1957 graduate of Belden High School. After high school, he joined the United States Air Force. He had resided in Guin and was the Pastor of Old Paths Baptist Church. Earlier in his ministry, he was pastor of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Tremont for over 11 years. His ministry also included preaching the gospel on Unity Broadcasting Channel 39 in Fulton, and www.sermonaudio.com. He enjoyed shopping/searching for miscellaneous electronic items and attending automobile auctions. He loved his family and the time he spent with them and was especially close to his nephews.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at the Jefferson Street Chapel of W. E. Pegues with Bro. Grady Davidson and Bro. Charles White officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery near Belden.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnn Cooper of Guin, Ala.; his mother, Loreda Cooper; his step-children, Gary Purser and his wife, Dorinda, of Newman, Ga., David Purser and his wife, Shay, of Cottondale, Ala., and Steve Purser of Rogersville, Ala.; a sister-in-law, Ruby McWhorter; and his nephews, David Cooper and wife, Teresa, of Tupelo, Larry Cooper and Mark Cooper and his wife, Teresa, all of Plantersville; a great nephew; several great nieces; cousins; and step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Howard Cooper; and a brother, Darrell Cooper
Pallbearers will be Mark Cooper, Larry Cooper, David Cooper, Darrell Cooper, Gary Purser, David Purser and Steve Purser. Honorary pallbearer will be Brent Marcy.

Memorials may be made to Unity Broadcasting in Fulton.
 

W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors.

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Taylor,  Billy Joe - Age 72 - Hamilton, AL

Billy Joe Taylor, age 72, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007 at Marion Regional Hospital in Hamilton.

He was born December 14, 2007 to the late Clodia Alvin and Evie Frances Parham Taylor.   He was retired from the Alabama State Department as a Supervisor.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War. 

Visitation, Monday, October 22, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton.  Funeral service, Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Freddie Miles and Bro. Jack Harder officiating.  Burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, North West of Hamilton, AL

He is survived by 5 children, Marilyn (Keith) Clarke, Marsha (Kenneth) Wilkerson, Elizabeth (Ron) Head, Carolyn Robinson, and Jimmy (Evelyn) Rock; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a very special friend, Shirley Bayrd.

He was preceded in death by a son, Billy Myron; parents, Alvin & Evie Taylor; and sisters, Nelda Emerson and Dot McCarley.

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

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

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Taylor, Jr.,  Noel - Age 63 - Haleyville, AL
(August 19, 1943 - October 21, 2007)

Mr. Noel Taylor, Jr., age 63, passed away at his residence in Haleyville, Alabama.

Visitation will be Monday, October 22, 2007, from 4:00 to 9:00PM at Oak Grove Church of Christ where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at 2:00PM. Burial will follow in Myers Hill Cemetery. Mr. Bobby Dodd will officiate.

He is survived by: Brother - T. L. Taylor; Sister - Lenora Smith

Preceded in death by: Parents - Noel and Dean Taylor; Brothers - Edward, James (Clovis), Golden and Clodie Taylor; Sister - Geneva Taylor Johnson.

Nichols Funeral Home.

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Galbreath, Gwen P. - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL

Gwen P. Ruffles Galbreath, age 83, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, October 22, 2007 at her residence.

She was born March 24, 1924 in Ipswich, England to John and Beatrice Garrald Ruffles.  She was a Nurse.

Visitation, Wednesday, October 24, 2007, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. until time of service.  Service to begin at 4:00 p.m.  Visitation and service will be held at the Hamilton Freewill Baptist Church.  Bro. Tommy Franks and Bro. Randy Wright officiating.  Burial will be in Galbreath Cemetery.

She is survived by 4 daughters, Jeanette (Don) Moore of Muscle Shoals, AL., Dottie (James) Stidham of Hamilton, AL., Linda (Kerry) Holcomb of Hamilton, AL., and Marilyn (Gary) Taylor of Russellville, AL.; 1 son, Ronnie ( Julie) Galbreath of Hamilton, AL.; 16 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Woodie Galbreath and 1 son, Richard Galbreath.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing. 

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

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Shotts, Flavis - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Flavis Shotts, age 83, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday, October 25, 2007.

Visitation: Friday, October 26, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

Service: Saturday, October 27, 2007, 2:00 p.m. at the Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

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

This obituary supplied by Marion County Funeral Home, 3325 Bexar Ave E., Hamilton, AL 35570  205-921-5777.

To be updated as soon as 49 County News.Net receives the information.

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Estes, William "Bill" Riley - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL

William "Bill" Riley Estes, age 79, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at Carraway Hospital, in Birmingham, AL. 

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday night, October 25, 2007 / 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Friday night, October 26, 2007, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, October 27, 2007 at the Funeral Home Chapel.  President William Hysaw officiating.  Burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

Mr. Estes was born February 11, 1929, in Marion County, Alabama to the late John S. and Minnie Belle Raper Estes.  He was a logger.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Estes; 4 daughters, Jackie Randolph, Ann Herrara, Joan Mullins, and Brenda Randolph; 11 grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Doc Lee Estes, Charles Estes, and Tommy Estes; 2 sisters, Corrine Moore and Elaween Cox.

He was preceded in death by 2 sons, John Gregory Estes, and Billy Charles Estes; and his parents, John and Minnie Estes.

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

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

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Avery, Rex Arley - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL  

Rex Arley Avery, age 87, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Friday morning, October 26, 2007.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday night, October 29, 2007, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Service, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Hodges City Cemetery, Hodges, AL.

We wish to thank Marla Avery Minter for the following information:
Rex Arley Avery, age 87, of Hamilton, passed away at his home in Hamilton on Friday, October 26, 2007. Rex was predeceased by two wives, Lynn and Mae Avery.

He is survived by his children, Marla (Ed) Minter, of Hamilton, and a son, Allen (Becky) Avery of Haleyville; three grandsons, Greg (Jenna) Miller, a member of the U.S. Army’s 25th Infantry, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; and Andy Miller, 101st Airborne, currently serving in Iraq; and Hunter Avery, Haleyville; one great-grandson, Logan Miller; and he is expecting his first great-granddaughter, Alexis Miller, in December; two nephews, Howard K. Avery of Greer, South Carolina; and Danny Avery of Hodges, Alabama.

Rex was born June 7, 1920 in Hodges, Alabama to Daniel Webster and Tempie Gowder Avery, the youngest of four sons. His brothers were Grover, Jasper, and Rea.

Rex served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, serving in the Aleutian Islands. After his honorable discharge from the military, Rex returned to Hodges where he drove a bus for the Franklin Co. school system and was elected and served a six-year term as a member of the Franklin County Board of Education.

Rex’s career included 27 years as a Conservation Officer for the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources; Meter Reader and Crosswalk Patrolman for the City of Hamilton; and member of the Marion County Board of Registrars.

Rex was a member of the Hamilton Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served as the Branch President for nine years. He was also a member of the Hamilton Masonic Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the American Legion for over 54 years, where he served as Commander of Post 91 for over 20 years; he was also elected to serve as Chairman of the Marion County Democratic Executive Committee for seven years.

Rex was the President of the Hodges School Reunion and the Avery Reunion for many years. He continued to be active in church, politics, veterans’ organizations, and family events until the time of his death.

Under the direction of Patriarch Evan T. Nebeker and President William Hysaw, funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 30, at the Hamilton Funeral Home with interment at Hodges City Cemetery.

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

This announcement, in part, supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL. and in part by Marla Avery Minter.

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Robinson, Mr. Vowdis Mitchell - Age 81 - Syracuse, NY  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Mr. Vowdis Mitchell Robinson, age 81, of Syracuse, New York, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, October 20, 2007 at University Hospital in Syracuse, New York.

No arrangements were listed at the time we received this announcement from the Hamilton Funeral Home, 150 Falcon Dr., Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197.

This will be updated as soon as 49 County News.Net receives the information.

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Pate, Pamela Sue Morrison - Age 47 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Pamela Sue Pam Morrison Pate, age 47 of Winfield, passed away Friday, October 26, 2007 at her residence. Pam was born on March 13, 1960 in Marion Co. a daughter of Archie and Barbara Bozeman Morrison; resident of Marion Co. most of her life; she loved her family and made sure everyone was taken care of; her grandbaby was her life; she enjoyed cross stitching and her flowers. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, William Shadrick Pate of Winfield; one daughter, Amanda LaDawn (Tim Galbreath) Holcomb of Hamilton; one grandchild, Jaden Li Galbreath; one brother, Gary Morrison of Winfield; two sisters, Debbie Osborn of Brilliant and Cindy Henson of Guin; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services were held Sunday, October 28, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Tom Nix and Matthew McCaa were the ministers. Active Pallbearers were Allen Pate, Joe Joe Pate, Kenneth Pate, Scottie Henson, Ronnie Holcomb and Pete Butler. Burial followed in the Guin City Cemetery with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service. 

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Eastman, James Thomas - Age 78 - Beaverton, AL

James Thomas Eastman age 78 of Beaverton, AL died Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at his residence.

He was born in Lamar County to the Late Donald Thomas and Florence Orilla White Eastman. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in the Henson Springs Community. James had served in the US Army and worked many years at Detroit Slacks and later was a D J for the radio station in Winfield, AL, WKXM and in Vernon at the WJEC/ WVSA southern gospel station. He also enjoyed farming and the Outdoors. He loved Music and taught many piano and singing lessons over a large area of Lamar and Marion County.

Survived by a host of cousins and friends, and a special friend and caregiver Michael Adams.

Services held Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home chapel with burial in the Webb Cemetery. Bro. Elvis Carter and Bro. Tim Markham officiating.

Visitation held Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

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

This announcement supplied by Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. Guin, AL.

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Malone, Sheila Seagrist  - Age 46 - Birmingham, AL

Mrs. Sheila Seagrist Malone, age 46, of Birmingham, AL died October 23, 2007.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 26 at 1 p.m. at Shepherd Baptist Church, burial in adjoining cemetery.

Norwood Chapel, Fayette, directing.

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Strickland, Sarah Frances Ennis - Age 87 - Vestavia Hills, AL


Sarah Frances Ennis Strickland, age 87, of Vestavia Hills, AL, passed away Thursday, October 25, 2007.

She was a longtime resident of Adamsville and a member of the Adamsville Freewill Baptist Church. A strong Christian, loving wife and devoted mother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Curt Ennis and Mary Edna Tidwell Ennis; her husband of 41 years, Norman B. Strickland; 1 brother, William Jess Ennis; and 1 sister, Cora Mae Ennis Suggs Hodgeson.

She is survived by 1 sister, Eunice Blanche Ennis Thornberry, of Kansas, AL; 2 sons, W. Wayne Strickland of Oak Grove, AL; 1 daughter, Sarah E. Vaughn Strickland Elliot of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; 5 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many precious nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 29, 2007 from 11:00 am until noon at Ridout's Valley Chapel, Homewood, AL. Graveside service will be held Monday at 2:00 pm at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL.

Ridout's Valley Chapel directing.

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Dove, Bro. Felix - Age 76 - Hamilton, AL

Bro. Felix Dove, age 76, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2007, at Marion Regional Hospital-Hamilton.

Services are Saturday, October 20, 2007, 1 p.m. at Hamilton Freewill Baptist Church.  Burial to follow at Gilmer Addition of Sulligent City Cemetery. Visitation Friday, October 19, 2007,  6-9 p.m. at Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Ala., and the body will be at the church on Saturday two hours prior to services.

Bro. Dove was born Feb. 15, 1931, in Lamar County, AL., to the late George Roland and Liddie Ann Knight Dove. He was a member of Hamilton Freewill Baptist Church and was a former minister at Sulligent Assembly of God. He was also a minister for several years at the High Rise in Hamilton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois, 2 sisters and 5 brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Dove of Hamilton; 2 sons, Terry Dove, and Jerry Wayne (Mary) Dove, both of Sulligent; AL., 1 daughter, Wanda (Bill) Paul of Okolona, MS; 1 stepdaughter, Jacqueline Gattis of Dayton, Texas; 1 brother, Raymond Dove of Sulligent, AL;step-daughter - Jacqueline Gattis, Dayton, Texas; brother - Raymond Dove, Sulligent; grandchildren - Amanda (Dennis) Jones, Eric (Amanda) Dove, Nathan and Chelsea Dove, and Trey and Victoria Paul; great-grandchildren - Ashley Paige (Blake) Wheeler, Hunter Lockhart, and Tanner and Cole Dove.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Driver, Rex McCarley, Freddie Miles, Charles Cochran, Andy Stidham and Hugh Mac Winsett. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Clay, Olen Lee, Fray Stone, Olen and Cecil Rye, and Micky Peoples.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL.

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Weeks, Fred - Age 70 - Winfield, AL

Fred Weeks, 70, Winfield, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at his residence.

Born on March 3, 1937, he was the son of the late John Thomas and Hattie Ingle Weeks. He was a resident of the Rock City area most of his life and was a resident of Winfield most recently. He was a 1955 Winfield City High School graduate. He was the owner and operator of Weeks Coal Co. for 23 years. He was retired from Jim Walter Resources #5 in Brookwood with nine years of service. He was previously owner of H & W Building Supply. He was a member of the Carbon Hill National Guard. He also attended the East Winfield Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Kyle Weeks; sister, Helen O ’Mary; brothers, Ed, Letus, Letha and Buddy Weeks; and two infant brothers.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 22, 2007, at 6 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Bryan Howell and Terry Miles were the officiating ministers.

Survivors include his wife - Brenda Whitehead Weeks; sons - Vince (Keela) Weeks and Kip Weeks, both of Winfield; grandsons - Jarrod and Kolby Weeks; great-granddaughter - Keleigh Grace Weeks; sisters - Grace Cochran, Canton, Miss., Christine McKay, Dot Miles, and Faye Pittman, all of Winfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Jarrod, Kolby, Clark, and Jearl Weeks, and Scott and Greg Miles. Donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Alabama, P.O. Box 1216, Winfield, Alabama 35594

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Murphree, Delmer - Age 82 -Vina, AL

 Delmer Murphree, age 82, Vina, AL, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at the Red Bay Hospital.

He was born Sept. 1, 1925, in Itawamba County to Clifford B. and Tula Wilson Murphree. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Red Bay. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving with the Escort Carrier Force U.S. Pacific Fleet. He served on the USS Markin Island (CVE-93) Flagship, the first U.S. Escort Carrier to anchor in Japanese home waters.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery in Fulton, MS.

Survivors include his wife, Roberta Murphree of the Care Center of Red Bay, AL; a special sister, Nellie Reeves of Birmingham, AL; a special brother, Jack (Earnestine) Murphree of Fulton, MS; two brothers, Morris Murphree and Bethay Murphree, both of Fulton, MS; several nieces and nephews; three stepchildren, several step-grandchildren.

Members of the Red Bay Masonic Lodge will serve as pallbearers.

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

Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay.

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Howard, Monroe - Age 71 - Sulligent, AL

Monroe Howard, age 71, of Sulligent, AL., passed away  Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 31, 1935, in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Palmer and Argie Howard. He was of the Baptist faith. He did work for the public and enjoyed fishing and traveling.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 20th, at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with Bro. Edward Puckett and Bro. James Godsey officiating. Burial will be in the Love Joy Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Tony Howard of Jacksonville, Fla., and Eldon Howard of Orlando, Fla.; one daughter, Rita Howard of Oregon; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; five sisters, Ruby Fowler of Kosciusko, MS., Faye Watts of Zion, Ill., Jeanette Sorrells (Wiley) of Gattman, MS., Mattie Olene Dohleman (Robert) of Pontiac, Ill., and Mary Jane Sedena of Kenosha, Wisc.; three brothers, Hollis Howard (Mary Alice), Palmer Howard Jr. ( Linda), and Wayne Howard (Linda), all of Sulligent; AL. his uncle, Buck Hollis (Evelyn); and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Palmer and Argie Howard; his brothers, Felix “Buddy” Howard, Melvin Howard, Raymond Howard and Arvil Lee Howard; and his sisters, Janice Howard, Johnnie Lee Thomas, Christine Evans and Jeaneary Brown.

Pallbearers will be Anthony Blaylock, Jason Hood, Derrick Stanford, James Evans, Stephen Evans, Corey Doughty and Robert Dohleman. Honorary pallbearers will be Hollis Howard, Palmer Howard Jr., Wayne Howard and Heart to Heart Hospice of Winfield, AL
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Otts Funeral Home

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Gillette, Minnie - Age 73 - Brentwood, TN (Formerly of Red Bay, AL)

Minnie Lee Mills Gillette, age 73, Brentwood, TN (Formerly of Red Bay, AL., passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2007, at her home.

She was born March 27, 1934, in Red Bay, Ala., to William O. and Alice N. Blanton Mills. She was a former resident of Red Bay. She was a seamstress and a member of the Church of God.

Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL, with the Rev. Paul Byrd officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Golden.

Survivors include three sons, Johnny Gillette of Rogersville, Ala., and Roger Gillette and Richard Gillette, both of Brentwood, Tenn.; one daughter, Stephanie Alexander (Carl) of Brentwood; one brother, W.T. Mills of Zion, Ill.; four sisters, Inez Prestage of Madison, Ala., Jeanette Orrick and Delores Daily, both of Red Bay, Ala., and Mary Boozer of Smithville, MS; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL.

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Pharr, Jessie Lee - Age 78 - Pomona Park, FL  (formerly of Itawamba County, MS and Hodges, AL)

Jessie Lee Pharr, 78, of Pomona Park, FL., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007, at Hospice Haven in Palatka, Fla.

She was born Nov. 15, 1928, in Itawamba County to Orville Graydon and Vera Lee Jackson Hargett. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Kenosha, Wis., while living there. After raising six children in Kenosha, she and her husband moved to Hodges, Ala., and then to Pomona Park, Fla. She was a wonderful example of a praying Christian woman who loved her family, church and friends. She attended Church of God in Crescent City, Fla.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pilot Hill Missionary Baptist Church with Jimmy Lucas officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include six children, Kerry Pharr (Lanita) of Burns, Tenn., Louie Pharr of New York City, Patricia Petree (David) and Marty Ludwig (Jeff), both of Kenosha, Wis., Jerry Pharr of Florida and Janet DeBoef (Ben) Plainfield, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Christy Campbell, Jennifer Ludwig, Steve Ludwig, Jacob Pharr, Alan Pharr, Taylor DeBoef and Kyle DeBoef; one great-grandchild, Cambryn Berry; two brothers, Gene Hargett of Tremont, MS., and Glen Hargett (Annette) of Jackson, MS.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Herbert H. Pharr, on Oct. 25, 2006, and a granddaughter, Rochelle Petree.

Deaton Funeral Home Red Bay, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

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Spruiell, Sam - Age 82 - Sulligent, AL

Sam Spruiell, age 82, of Sulligent, AL., passed away Saturday, Oct. 20, 2007, at Golden Living Center in Winfield, Ala.

He was born Sept. 17, 1925, in Lamar County, Ala., to the late Haston A. and Nettie Lou Belk Spruiell. He was a disabled U.S. Army veteran of World War II and recipient of the Purple Heart and other medals. He was a farmer, and the owner and operator of Spruiell Grocery for 32 years. He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church. He was a trustee of Sulligent High School for 24 years and the longest serving member of the Lamar County Hospital Trust Fund.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 22, at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent with Bro. Tim Markham, Bro. Danny Stanford and Bro. Elvis Carter officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Lottie Mae Roberts Spruiell of Sulligent, Ala.; one son, Don (Marguerite) Spruiell of Sulligent; two daughters, Brenda (Bill) Doss of Jasper, Ala., and Lisa (Robert) Burdette of Bessemer, Ala.; grandchildren, Billy (Kathy) Doss, Garrett (Kelly) Doss, Robin Doss, Suzanne (Kevin) Pugh and Matthew (Erica) Spruiell; great-grandchildren, Tyler Doss, Dalton Doss, Jackson Doss, Andrew Doss, Elisabeth Doss, Brady Pugh, Ryan Pugh and Sophia Spruiell; a sister, Doris Nell (J.D.) Knight of Greenwood Springs.

Pallbearers will be Matt Spruiell, Billy Doss, Gary Doss, Kevin Pugh, Dr. Dale Spruiell, Bob Belk, Luke Spruiell and Dwight Knight.

Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent.

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Norris, Virginia Beasley - Age 65 - Brilliant, AL

Virginia Beasley Norris, age 65, of Brilliant, Alabama, died Saturday, October 27, 2007 in the Physicians Medical Center in Birmingham, AL.

Born in Brilliant, AL., she is the Daughter of the late Albert and Ozelier Haney Beasley.  She had lived in Brilliant most of her life and was a member of the Liberty Free Will Baptist Church.  She had worked for Lawhon Chevrolet and Burleson Motors.

She is survived by her Husband, Billy Norris of Brilliant, AL.; 2 Sisters, Lucille Springfield and Deasie Vickery both of Brilliant, AL.; and 2 Nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Tonya Dawn Norris.

Services held Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from Liberty Free Will Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery.  Bro. James Carrington and Bro. Greg Rucker officiating.

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

This announcement was supplied by Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, AL. 205-468-3323

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Grissom, Jewell Williams - Age 93 - Red Bay, AL

Jewell Williams Grissom, age 93, of Red Bay, AL., died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, at the Red Bay Hospital.

She was born April 5, 1914, in Prentiss County, Miss., to David Harris and Mattie Pearl Dobbs Williams. She was the former owner of Bay Floral in Red Bay and was a member of Friendship Baptist Church.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, 2007 at the funeral home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL., with Bro. Coye Marbutt officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Hamm (Tilmon) of Red Bay, AL., Nedra Daws of Gainesville, GA., and Sue Harris of Belmont, MS.; one brother, Troy Williams (Rita) of Belmont, MS.; 8 grandchildren, Guy Bement, Terry Bement, Debra Childers, Randall Daws, Sherri Barnett, Lisa Jackson Bill Morrow and Jason Harris; 14 great-grandchildren, Robin Miller, Drew Jackson, Aimee Jackson, Brodie Morrow, Kira Morrow, Logan Morrow, Jeffrey Childers, Eric Massey, Ethan Harris, Emily Harris, Shannon Majsztrik, Summer Daws, Shelby Daws and Nicole Wynn; 14 step-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren, Carter Miller and Kevin Childers.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Heyburn A. Grissom; 1 brother, Roy Williams; 1 sister, Hattie Thornton; an infant daughter, Doris Jean Grissom; a great-grandson, Brian Bement; a great-great-granddaughter, Presley Miller; two sons -in- law, Joe Gresham and June Harris; one step-grandson; and two step-granddaughters.

Pallbearers will be Guy Bement, Terry Bement, Randall Daws, Bill Morrow, Drew Jackson and Brodie Morrow. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.


Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL.

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Moore, Arthur G. "Bubba" - Age 75 - Amory, MS

Arthur G. "Bubba" Moore, age 75, of Amory, MS., died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007, at his home in Amory.

He was born March 7, 1935. He was a retired employee of True Temper Sports, where he worked for 28 years. He was a member of Carter's Chapel Church of the Living God in Amory.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 2007, and the family hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 27, 2007. Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, at Carter's Chapel Church of the Living God with Bishop G.T. Howell officiating. Burial will be in the United Memorial Cemetery. Jackson Mortuary of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include four daughters, Anna (James) Wallace of Amory, MS., Lucy (Bill) Franklin of Denver, Colo., Gail (David) Hall of Hamilton and Latrena (Donny) Smith of Vernon, Ala.; one son, Arthur Earl Moore of Minnesota; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Ethel Jordon of Amory; one brother, Jessie L. (India) Moore of Amory; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Elder Birtie L. Moore; one daughter, Janice M. Moore Gathings; one son, Dennis Earl Moore; three sisters, Marine Howell, Lannie Thompson and Leatha Mae Wiggins; and two brothers, Connie Mac Gilleylen and J.T. Moore.


Jackson Mortuary of Amory is in charge of the arrangements.

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Wagoner, Porter - Age 80 - Nashville, TN

Nashville, Tennessee as well as all of his fans are mourning the passing of Country Legend and Grand Ole Opry Star, Porter Wagoner. The rhinestone-clad singer, who helped launch the career of Dolly Parton as his duet partner, passed away of lung cancer, Sunday evening, October 28, 2007 in a Nashville hospice, after being transferred there Friday from a hospital.

In May 2007, he celebrated his 50th year in the Opry. Porter Wagoner was born August 12, 1927 of Irish-German heritage in West Plains, Missouri, located in the Ozarks of Missouri near the Arkansas border. He was 80.

The Grand Ole Opry announced Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, that funeral arrangements would be open to the public. Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at a local funeral home, with a funeral on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at the Grand Ole Opry House.

www.porterwagoner.com/  www.porterwagoner.net/

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Lindsey, Lula Estelle Harper - Age 94 - Hamilton, AL

Lula Estelle Harper Lindsey, age 94, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2007 at Marion Regional Hospital. 

Visitation, Tuesday, October 30, 2007, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, Wednesday, October 31, 2007, 1:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Dewayne Satterwhite, officiating.  Burial in Shiloh Cemetery.

Mrs. Lindsey was born March 12, 1913 in Marion County, AL. to the late Luther and Annie Scott Harper.  She was the widow of the late Alvin Lindsey and a homemaker.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Eloise Nichols, and Helen (Tom) Cabello; 1 granddaughter, Denise (Terry) McCarley; 2 great-grandchildren, Derek (Jennifer) McCarley, and Santana (Jason) Galbreath; 1 great-great-grandchild, Braden McCarley; 2 brothers, Bentford Harper, and Edward (Pete) Harper.

She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin Lindsey; grandson, Matt Dewayne Gal?; great-great granddaughter, Taelin Galbreath; and 2 brothers, Milford Harper, and Eugene "Gene" Harper.

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

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Lindley, Ricky Charles - Age 47 - Guin, AL

Ricky Charles Lindsey, age 47, of Guin, Alabama passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2007 at Carraway Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

Visitation, Thursday, October 25, 2007, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Rocky Grove Church, Hwy. 19, Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, Friday, October 26, 2007 at the church with burial in the adjoining cemetery.  Bro. David Sanderson officiating.

Ricky Lindley was born in Illinois, January 8, 1960, to Charles Edward and Lois Faye Stidham Lindley.  He was married to the former Carolyn Johnson.  He was disabled.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Louise Johnson Lindley; 3 children, Daniel Dale (Bridget) Lindley, Chad Edward (Angela) Lindley, and Tabitha Nicole Lindley; and 1 grandchild, Felicity Lindley; 1 brother, Mike (Marilyn) Lindley; and 1 sister, Sherry Lindley.

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing. 

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

This announcement supplied by Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

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Godsey, Miss Zella - 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. 

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

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Mosley, Bennie - Age 82 - Beaverton, AL

Bennie Mosley, 82, of Beaverton, AL, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007, at St. Vincent's East in Birmingham. He was born May 17, 1925, in Lamar County, Ala., to the late Jim Allen and Mollie Hill Mosley. He was a retired employee of Swift Meat Packing Co. in Birmingham. He owned and operated a lawn service. He was a member of Beaverton Methodist Church and a veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, serving during World War II. He was a member of Sulligent Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rites Birmingham, where he was a 32nd degree Mason.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Beaverton Methodist Church. Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Mosley of Beaverton, Ala.; two sons, Wayne Mosley of Vernon, Ala., and Allen Dale Mosley of Pinson, Ala.; one daughter, Julie Mosley of Vernon, Ala.; grandchildren, Chris Mosley, Melanie Mosley, Brad Mosley (Linsie), Jasper Mosley, Jonathon Mosley and Rachel McAdams (Justin); one brother, Joe Mosley (Betty) of Coker, Ala.; three sisters, Pauline Mosley of Starkville, Willie Gray Roller of Smithville, Tenn., and Bobbie White of Enterprise, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Fredrick Allen Mosley; one daughter, Rhonda Christine Mosley; three brothers, Woodrow, Hill and Billy Ray Mosley; and one sister, Gertrude Collier.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sulligent Masonic Lodge Building Fund, P.O. Box 144, Sulligent, AL 35586 or at the First State Bank.

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Tucker, Justin - Age 20 - Vina, AL

Justin Tucker, age 20, of Vina, AL., died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007, on Hwy. 11 north of Red Bay, Ala.

He was born Sept. 17, 1987, in Walker County, Ala. He was an employee of Cashion Thermoplastics for two years.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Clint Holcombe and Bro. Josh Palmer officiating. Burial will be in Guthrie Cemetery in Townley, Ala.

Survivors include his parents, Michael and Donna Guthrie Tucker of Vina, Ala.; one brother, Bradley Tucker of Vina; one sister, Misty Holcombe (Clint) of Vina; one nephew, Braiden Holcombe of Vina; his grandparents, Jerry and Imogene Tucker of Red Bay, and Marie Guthrie of Jasper, Ala.; great-grandmothers, Lorene Boshell of Jasper and Juanita Tucker of Cullman, Ala.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Ozbirn, Clint Garrison, Josh Inman, Nick McCarthy, Tyler Morrow, Josh Coats and T.J. Fowler.

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

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

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Tucker, Lois Smothers "Tynce" - Age 81 - of Winfield, AL

Lois Smothers "Tynce" Tucker, age 81 of Winfield, died Saturday, October 13, 2007 at her residence. Ms. Tucker was born January 23, 1926 in Fayette County to Lon and Oda Mae Wakefield Smothers. She was a resident of Marion County, Winfield, most of her life. She had been employed at Winfield Mfg. and Reltoc, and was a member of Union Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. She is the widow of James R. "Gyp" Tucker who died March 29, 2001. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Butts; a granddaughter, Christy Collins; two brothers, Jim and William Smothers; and two sisters, Louise Pike and Carrie Phillips. She is survived by two sons, Donald Friar Tucker and Lonnie Ray Tucker both of Winfield; two daughters, Patsy (Dennis) Collins of Belmont, MS and Jane Dudley of Winfield; five sisters, Pearlie Setliff of Carbon Hill, Joyce Mae Tidwell of Houston, TX, Annie Skinner of Atmore, AL, Minnie Lee Abshire of Houston, TX, and Betty Sue Stevens of Winfield; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services were held Monday, October 15, 2007 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Liberty Cemetery with Randy Wright officiating. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Westbrooks, Tony - Age 50 - Hamilton, AL

Tony Westbrooks, age 50 of Hamilton, died Friday, October 12, 2007 at Marion Regional Medical Center. Mr. Westbrooks was born July 7, 1957 in Marion County. He was a resident of Brilliant most of his life before moving to Hamilton. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Westbrooks. Survivors include his wife, Sheril Fayard Westbrooks; his son, Andrew Cole Westbrooks; a step- son, Ricky Allen Foster; two step-daughters, Sabrina Ann Fayard of Galveston, TX and Tamra Jean Foster of Hamilton; three step-grandchildren; and a host of cousins and other relatives. Funeral services were held Monday, October 15, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Brilliant Memorial Gardens with Danny Flippo officiating. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Sandlin, Peggy Ann Sexton - Age 59 - Winfield, AL

Peggy Ann Sexton Sandlin, age 59 of Winfield, died Friday, October 12, 2007 at her residence. Mrs. Sandlin was born April 8, 1948 in Fayette County to Robert Lesley "Sonny Boy" Sexton and Sarah Lucille Hallmark Sexton. She was a resident of Winfield most of her life where she graduated from Winfield City High School in 1966. She retired from Wal- Mart in 1999 after 15 years of service, attended Abundant Life Church in Gu-Win, and was a member of Gum Springs Free Will Baptist. She was preceded in death by her father and a nephew, Jamie Harris. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband of 39 years, Scotty Sandlin; one son, Rob (Amy) Sandlin of Winfield; two daughters, Melissa (Alan) Stovall and Kim (Scott) Aldridge both of Winfield; seven grandchildren, Hillary and Derek Stovall, Will and Ty Aldridge, and Santana, Cameron, and Andrew Taylor; two sisters, Margene (Tony) Butler and Susan Harris both of Winfield; nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services were held Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Winfield City Cemetery with David Beaty officiating. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Shelnutt, Mrs. Carolyn Phillips - Age 64 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Carolyn Phillips Shelnutt, age 64 of Winfield, passed away Monday, October 8, 2007 in the Golden Living Center at Winfield. Mrs. Shelnutt was born on June 12, 1943 in Jefferson Co. a daughter of Felie and Marjorie Smith Phillips; resident of Walker Co. most of her life; resident of Winfield for past several years; widow of Rev. Fred D. Shelnutt who died July 15, 2007; retired from Bargain Town in Sumiton; previously employed with Arrow Shirt Factory in Carbon Hill; and a member of Beech Grove Free Will Baptist Church at Townley. In addition to her husband and father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Phillips and a sister, Patricia Phillips. Survivors include three sons, Rodney Shelnutt of Springville, David (Beverly) Shelnutt of Tuscaloosa and Benny (Tracy) Shelnutt of Dora; two daughters, Debbie (Steven) Pettie of Athens and Cynthia Shelnutt of Jasper; 12 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bradley Phillips of Calera and Bobby Phillips of TN; four sisters, Linda Phillips of Morris, Donna Phillips of Sipsey, Kathy Loftin of Calera and Rebecca Wade of Bagley; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services were held Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 2:00PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Thomas Reeves was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Mt. Willing Cemetery with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Turner, Mary Ellen Rutledge - Age 72 - Winfield, AL

Mary Ellen Rutledge Turner, age 72 of Winfield, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2007 in the Physician’s Medical Center at Carraway in Birmingham. Mrs. Turner was born on November 12, 1934 in Fayette Co. a daughter of William Thomas Rutledge and Gladys Maxine Hollingsworth Rutledge; she was a 1953 graduate of Hubbertville High School; a resident of Marion Co. most of her life; she worked as a substitute teacher in the Winfield City Schools for 19 years; previously worked for five years for The Birmingham News, and owned and operated Glen Allen Fabrics for five years; she was a past President of BPW Club of Winfield from which she received the Woman of the Year Award in 2001; former chairman of the Mule Day Committee; avid supporter of the Winfield Booster Club; member of the Marion Co. Democratic Committee; member of White’s Chapel Church of Christ; and the widow of Jackie Bruce Turner who died August 11, 2007. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother in-law, Sarah and Burcy Johnson; and a nephew, Lonnie Rutledge Box. She is survived by three sons, Tommy (Donna) Turner of Eldridge, Jeff Turner of Winfield, and Chris Turner of Mobile; four granddaughters, Heather Bozeman, Melody Lakey, Kassie Jones, and Ginger Bowen; four great grandchildren, Jake Bozeman, Clay Jones, Tucker Bowen and Alexa Bozeman; two sisters, Betty Box of Winfield and Barbara Jones of Fayette; special friend, Nelda Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at 7: 00 PM from White’s Chapel Church of Christ with Roger Hubbert and John Brown officiating. Burial followed Wednesday morning in the White’s Chapel Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Keith Bozeman, Brad Bowen, Kevin Lakey, Timmy Jones, Steve Johnson, and Edwin "Punk" Turner. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directed the services.

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Murray, Mrs. Wanda Sue - Age 52 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Wanda Sue Murray Vickery, age 52 of Winfield, passed away Thursday, October 4, 2007 at her residence. Wanda was born on August 18, 1955 in Missouri a daughter of Charles and Louise Tucker Murray; graduated high school near St. Louis, MO; resident of Winfield for past 33 years; previously employed with Cardinal Drive In at Winfield with 17 years of service; and the widow of Lecil Junior Vickery. She was loved by everyone and was a very giving person. In addition to her husband and mother, she was preceded in death by two infant sisters. Survivors include two sons, Kevin (Amanda) Murray and Gary Wayne Vickery, both of Winfield; one grandson, Ethan Murray; father, Charles Murray; one brother, Charles Ray Murray; one sister, Sharon Rheeton, all of St. Louis, MO; one half-sister, Betty Davis of Nauvoo; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Rev. William E. Atkinson was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

 

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Clara Mae Martin

Clara Mae Martin, 95, of Paragould, AR., died Friday, October 19, 2007, at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She was born October 1, 1912, in Itawamba County, MS., the daughter of the late James William and Sally Ann (Webb) Martin. She was a homemaker and employed at Arkansas Methodist Hospital for 14 and a half years.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Dolph Martin; one son, Phillip Martin; a daughter, Jackie Willie and sisters, Ruth White, Ruby Baker, Lorene Lindsey and Eleanor Cude.

Clara is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Carol Martin of Tulsa, Okla., Larry and Jonnie Martin of Atoka, Tenn., Gary and Kathy Martin of Cullman, Ala., and Bruce Martin of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Bob Harig of Paragould; one sister, Cora Lee Lambert of Nashville, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Heath Colonial Chapel with Tim Wooldridge officiating. Burial will follow at Linwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Paragould Children’s Home or the American Cancer Society.

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