Obituaries

August - 2008

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Belcher, Gwendolyn Mitchell - Age 74 - Vina, AL    8/24/08

Burns, Manaly Travis - Age 81 - Guin, AL    8/11/08

Carpenter, Shirley Marcum - Age 71 - Winfield, AL    8/25/08

Cayson, Rebecca Willcutt - Age 43 - Vina, AL    8/16/08

Dollar, Quinton - Age 89 - Jasper, AL (formerly of Haleyville, AL)    8/22/08

Farrell, Lois Reed - Melrose Park, IL (formerly of Winfield, AL)    8/14/08

Grigsby, Donald Gene - Age 76 - Vernon, AL    8/17/08

Harden, Kathrine Bozeman - Age 86 - Guin, AL    8/24/08

Hester, Ilse Susanna - Age 82 - Guin, AL    8/5/08

Hicks, Leonard Ray - Age 48 - Tuscumbia, AL (A Native of Russellville, AL)    8/23/08

Hill, Thomas "Tommy" Wilson - Age 66 - Sulligent, AL    8/24/08

Hudson, "German" William Gaston - Age 78 - Hackleburg, AL    8/27/08

Jones, James Arnold - Age 54 - Hamilton, AL    8/26/08

Lawhon, Brenda Carol - Age 47 - Hamilton, AL    8/2/08

Lewis, Kenneth J. "Joe" - Age 84 - Russellville, AL    8/25/08

McFadden, Gracie Steele - Age 97 - Golden, MS    8/25/08

Mann, George Lebourn - Age 94 - Indianapolis, IN (Formerly of Marion County, AL)    8/18/08

Maxwell, J.W. - Age 60 - Hamilton, AL    8/28/08

Nelson, Lola Mae Aldridge - Age 97 - Carbon Hill, AL    8/6/08

O'Briant, Larry Paul “Loco Larry” - Age 60 - Amory, MS    8/29/08

Ogden, Perry Phillip - Age 62 - Sulligent, AL    8/11/08

Pope, Faye Galbreath - Age 79 - Winfield, AL   8/19/08

Ray, Jimmy Dewayne - Age 55 - Sulligent, AL    8/14/08

Rollins, Royce Edward - Age 57 - Hodges, AL    8/28/08

Smith, Elwood - Age 86 - Winfield, AL    8/10/08

Stidham, Opal Elrod - Age 83 - Vina, AL    8/25/08

Stidham, Raymond V. - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL    8/23/08

Tidwell, Ray - Age 71 - Tuscumbia, AL (Formerly of Marion County, AL)    8/21/08

Truelove, Rev. Mrs. Mildred Turner - Age 88 - Vernon, AL    8/14/08

Weeks, Walter Thomas "Tom" - Age 72 - Sulligent, AL    8/8/08

Whippie, Ms. Dorothy Charlotte - Age 77 - Hamilton, AL     8/24/08

White, Bennita J. Williams - Age 70 - Detroit, AL    8/24/08

Wright, Lynda Kathryn - Age 59 - Sulligent, AL    8/9/08

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Lawhon, Brenda Carol - Age 47 - Hamilton, AL

Brenda Carol Lawhon , age 47, of Hamilton Alabama, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2008, at the UAB Hospital.

Visitation, Tuesday, August 5, 2008, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the Hamilton United Methodist Church with funeral service to begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.  Mac Buttram, officiating minister.

Born on September 13, 1960, in Marion County, AL, she was the daughter of James Ed and Nannette Guyton Lawhon.
 
In addition to her parents, survivors include her brothers, Thomas Ed, Brian (Christi), and Blake Lawhon; nephews, Austin and Hunter Lawhon; and a host of aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Burns, Manaly Travis - Age 81 - Guin, AL

Manaly Travis Burns, age 81, of Guin, Alabama, passed away August 11, 2008.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, August 14, 2008, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM in the chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 15, at 2:00 PM with military honors to follow in Zion Cemetery.

He was born in Ralph, AL on June 15, 1927 to the late Lonnie and Minnie Burns. After attending school in Ralph and Tuscaloosa, Manaly, known as "LM" to family and friends, joined the United States Navy at the age of 17. He then served during WWII and the Korean Conflict. One of the things he loved most about the Navy was traveling the world and sailing on large ships. After a tour of duty in Guam and the Philippines aboard the USS Wasp, he completed his Navy career on the USS Chewaucan and retired in 1964 after 21 years of service. He then returned to Winfield, AL and began a second careet as a security officer at 3M. After that retirement, he started his third career as a greeter at the Wal-Mart store in Winfield. It was in that last job that he could greet and see many of his friends and family that he had worked with and known through the years. More than anything, LM loved his wife and family. During one of his visits home in Tuscaloosa, he met his love and life long mate, Eulene Elliott of Winfield. They were married on June 21, 1952.  He was a member of Gu-Win Baptist Church. Through the years he has served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher and church leader to many. He lived by example and one of his main purposes in life was to show the love of God and to lead others to Christ. 

He is now survived by Eulene; sons Danny (Shannon) of Hoover, Lonnie "Butch" of Columbus, OH, and Richard "Dickey" (Cindi) of Winfield. He is also survived by the real joys in life, his grandchildren, SkyLa Burns, Scotty Martin family, Noah Burns, and Laura Burns.  Other survivors include brother and sisters in-law and a host of nieces and nephews. Manaly was active in the Masons and Shriners. He enjoyed being with them and has left many special friends behind.

Awaiting him in heaven are two grandsons, Caleb and Kyle Burns.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Ogden, Perry Phillip - Age 62 - Sulligent, AL 
(May 4, 1946 - August 11, 2008)

Mr. Phil Ogden, age 62, of Sulligent, AL passed away on Monday, August 11, 2008 at the residence. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 15, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow with graveside military honors in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery. Officiating minister will be Elder Steve Gunter. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.
Mr. Ogden was born on May 4, 1946 in Lamar County, Alabama to Mrs. Vera Latham Ogden and the late Perry Ogden. He was a member of the Moscow Holy City Church of God in Christ. Mr. Ogden had previously worked as a truck driver for Eskridge Trucking. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Vietnam Era. He enjoyed doing mechanic work and drag racing.

He is survived by his mother, Vera Ogden, Sulligent, AL; wife, Mary Ogden, Sulligent, AL; 2 sons, Robert Monroe (Louis) Neal, Andalusia, AL, Anthony (Winnie) Parks, Detroit, MI; 1 daughter, Toni Ogden, Vernon, AL; 2 grandchildren, Xavier Neal, and Destiny Neal; 3 brothers, Robert (Annie Kate) Ogden, Sulligent, AL, Tony Larry (Sabrina) Ogden, Fayette, AL, and Donald Ogden, Sulligent, AL; 2 sisters, Florida (Charlie) Bankhead, Sulligent, AL, and Vera Ellen (Edwin) Riley, Vacaville, CA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Perry Ogden.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL directing.  

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Wright, Lynda Kathryn Doyle - Age 59 - Sulligent, AL
(June 8, 1949 - August 9, 2008)

Ms. Lynda Kathryn Wright, age 59, of Sulligent, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening, August 12th from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Ms. Wright was born June 8, 1949 in Wauchula, Hardee County, FL. to the late Jessie Frank and Mildred Lavelle Doyle. She was of the Baptist faith. Ms. Wright had previously worked at Beverly Healthcare in Amory and Eastview Nursing Home in Enid, OK. She enjoyed crocheting, drawing and reading.

She is survived by 4 daughters: Johnanna (Michael) Gardner, Sulligent, AL., Beverly (Maximino) Tabera, Vernon, AL., Angelia (Alfonso) Barron, Sulligent, AL., Lydia (Danny) McCool, Millport, AL.; 2 sons: Joe (Lagenia) Ridenour, Sulligent, AL., Johnny Ray (Mechelle) Wright, Vernon, AL.; 1 step-daughter, Glenda Paul, Gainesville, FL.; 2 step-sons, Clifton Wright, Wauchula, FL., and Danny Ray Wright, Zolof Springs, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Frank and Mildred Lavelle Doyle; her husband, Johnny Wright; and grandson, Harley David Franke.


Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL directing.

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Hester, Ilse Susanna Seib - Age 82 - Guin, AL

Ilse Susanna Hester age 82 of Guin, AL died Tuesday, August 05, 2008 at her residence.

Born in Ginsheim, Germany. She is the Daughter of the late Friedrich Wilhelm and Berta Merz Seib and the wife of the late Robert Gerald Hester. She became a naturalized US Citizen in 1956 and had been a resident of Guin since 1955. She was a Secretary and Teacher's Aid at MCHS and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Guin.

She is survived by a daughter, Margaret Anne (Mike) Kannensohn of Lexington, KY, 3 sons, Jerry (Sue) Hester of Guin, AL, Freddy (Suzanne) Hester of Florence, KY and Bryan (Mary) Hester of Lexington, KY, 9 grandchildren, a brother, Willi (Irma) Seib of Ginsheim, Germany and other extended family in Germany.

Services held Thursday, August 7, 2008 at 4:00 PM from the Guin First United Methodist Church with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. Tim Alexander and Bro. Randy Wright officiating.

Pallbearers were, Ray Zoglmann, John Hester, Jakob Hester, Kyle Hester, Drew Hester and Bryan Hester. Honorary Pallbearers were David Jackson, Ralph Lolley and Boozer Pinkerton.

Visitation Wednesday 6 - 8 pm at the Guin First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to:

Hospice of Northwest Alabama
P.O. Box 1216
Winfield AL 35594

OR

Guin First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 515
Guin AL 35563

Norwood Funeral Home of Guin, AL directing.

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Weeks, Walter Thomas "Tom" - Age 72 - Sulligent, AL

Walter Thomas Weeks age 72 of Sulligent, AL, better known as Tom Weeks died Friday, August 8, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Born in Beaverton, AL. He is the son of the late Roy Thomas Weeks and Charlen Sanderlin. He had lived in Sulligent most of his life, was a Veteran of the Korean War having served in the US Air Force, was a member of the Church Of Christ and had worked at McCoy Manufacturing.

He is survived by 3 Daughters, Sherry (Carl) Simmons of Sulligent, AL, Tracy (Jerry) Merchant of Vernon, AL and Ruthie (William) Ives of Sulligent, AL, 3 Sons, Tony (Tonya) Weeks of Sulligent, Dwayne Weeks of Sulligent, AL and Randy (Jennifer) Weeks of Sulligent, AL, A Special Person, Ann Gosa of Sulligent, AL, a Host of Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by a Daughter, Beth Green, 2 Grandsons, Eric Brown, Ed Jones and a Sister, Gail Littrell.

Services held Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 3:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Sulligent City Cemetery. Bro. Eddie Finch officiating.

Visitation Sunday 1 - 3 pm at the funeral home.


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

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Ray, Jimmy Dewayne - Age 55 - Sulligent, AL
(October 15, 1952 - August 14, 2008)


Mr. Jimmy Dewayne Ray, age 55, of Sulligent, AL passed away on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral services, Saturday, August 16, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Vernon United Methodist Church where the body will lie in state from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Burial in the Sulligent City Cemetery. Officiating ministers, Bro. Jeff Chaffin and Bro. Howard Johnson. Visitation at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M. Serving as active pallbearers, Ricky Otts, Glen Hughes, Ray Thompson, Mack Anderson, Jr., Danny Ray and Johnny Ray. Serving as honorary pallbearers, Bill Priddy, Jerry Pitts, Charles Woodie Ray, Carlos Flynn, Larry Lawhon, Dr. Dale Spruiell, James Smith, Archie Robinson, Joey Guthery and Randy Johnson.

Mr. Ray was born on October 15, 1952 in Monroe County, MS to G.W. Ray, Jr. and Helen Chandler Ray. He was a member of the Sulligent United Methodist Church. Mr. Ray was a 1971 graduate of Sulligent High School where he was active in all sports. After high school, he attended UNA in Florence. He was previously employed at NACCO and was a member of the Alabama Army National Guard. He enjoyed fishing, seek and find puzzles and Auburn football.

He is survived by his father, G.W. Ray, Jr., Sulligent, AL; his mother, Helen Ray, Sulligent, AL; his wife, Jan Ray, Sulligent, AL; 2 daughters; Haley (Josh) McDonald, Clarksville, TN, Amanda (Daniel) Christian, Kennesaw, GA; In-Laws: Leon and Ann Hollis, Sulligent, AL; brother-in-law: Danny (Nancy) Hollis, Tuscaloosa, AL; special grandmother: Bertha Burnett; 2 nieces: Hannah Hollis, Tammie Collier

He was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Ray Johnson.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Truelove, Rev. Mrs. Mildred Turner - Age 88 - Vernon, AL
(September 23, 1919 - August 14, 2008)

Rev. Mrs. Mildred Turner Truelove, age 88, of Vernon, AL passed away Thursday, August 14, 2008 at the Care Center of Vernon.

Funeral services Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Furnace Hill Cemetery. Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III served as presiding Prelate and Rev. O.L. Spraggin, Jr. served as presiding Elder. Visitation Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Active pallbearers, Johnny Orr, Reabon Walker, Eddie Nails, Edd Holiday, Raburn Coleman and Bobby Sneed. Nephews served as honorary pallbearers.

Rev. Mrs. Truelove was born on September 23, 1919 in Lamar County, AL to the late Joe and Sibbie Metcalfe Turner. She was married to the late James Earlie Truelove. Rev. Mrs. Truelove was a member of the Murray Chapel CME. She had previously served as the minister for Murray Chapel CME, Shiloh CME and Palmetto CME. Rev. Mrs. Truelove was a member of the Eastern Star. She was a graduate of Lamar County Training School and Huntsville A & M. She was retired from teaching in the Lamar County School System and enjoyed gardening and farming.

She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, Church Family and friends

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Sibbie Metcalfe Turner; her husband, James Earlie Truelove; 5 brothers, Beatrice, Victor, Vernon, Robert and L.C. Turner; and 1 sister, Jewel Turner.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Grigsby, Donald Gene - Age 76 - Vernon, AL
(March 26, 1932 - August 17, 2008)

Mr. Donald Gene 'Don' Grigsby, age 76 of Vernon, AL, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2008 at the Care Center of Vernon.

Funeral services Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 11:00 A.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Sizemore Memorial Cemetery in Beaverton. Officiating minister, Bro. William Kirkman. Visitation at the funeral home, Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M. Active pallbearers, Carl Gann, Chris Rochon, Brandon Rochon, Edward Haynes, Brian Boman and Ricky Martin.

Mr. Grigsby was born on March 26, 1932 in Texas to the late Reed and Ethel Bishop Grigsby. He was a member of the New Beginning Apostolic Church. Mr. Grigsby was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a former member of the American Legion. He had previously worked as a truck driver for Wilson Trucking and Butler Trucking.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Grigsby, Sulligent, AL; 2 daughters, Peggy Bradford, Vernon, AL, and Amanda Boman (Josh Whitehead), Guin, AL; 1 son, Mike (Sue) Grigsby, Texas; 1 step-son, Bobby (Carla) Burkett, Dothan, AL; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and 1 sister, Mary Jo Bower, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Reed and Ethel Bishop Grigsby; 2 sisters; and 1 brother.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Smith, Elwood - Age 86 - Winfield, AL

Mr. Elwood Smith, age 86 of Winfield, AL, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2008 in the VA Medical Center at Tuscaloosa.

Mr. Smith was born on May 27, 1922 in Marion County, AL, the son of Monroe and Lillie Mae Webster Smith; lifelong resident of Marion County in the Winfield area; retired livestock dealer and owned and operated Smith Service Station in Winfield; WWII US Marine Veteran and POW; lifetime member of VFW and American Legion Post 100 at Winfield; and a member of Winfield First Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Kate Mills Smith; daughter, Bonita Rose Smith; two grandchildren, Gerald Edward Fater and Jenny Allison Kay Smith; and four brothers, Nolan, Arnold, Bunk and Robert Smith.

Survivors include two sons, Tommy (Laura) Smith of Birmingham and Jimmie (Ruth Ann) Smith of Guin; one daughter, Cathy (Robert) Fater of Brownstone, MI; four grandchildren, Jeffery Thomas (Brenda McClusky) Smith, Dax Harrison (Mikki Miles) Smith, Tiffany Denise (Tim) Hamner and Sara Abigail (Nicholas Lee) Lucas; two step-grandchildren, Debra Ann (Richard) Leeper and Robert John Mayer; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services, Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Dr. Charles Ballew officiating minister. Burial in the Winfield City Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Nelson, Lola Mae Aldridge - Age 97 - Carbon Hill, AL

Mrs. Lola Mae Aldridge Nelson, age 97 of Carbon Hill, AL, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center at Winfield.

Funeral Services Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 10:00 AM from the Elm Grove Church of God. Lynell Early, officiating minister. Burial in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery also known as Old Johnson School House Cemetery. 

Mrs. Nelson was born September 7, 1910 in Fayette Co. the daughter of William Howard Aldridge and Louvenia Studdard Aldridge; lifelong resident of Fayette County, AL and in the Carbon Hill area past several years; widow of Jack Nelson; and attended Elm Grove Church of God.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Ila, Elva and Clearsy; and one nephew, Troy Humprey.

Survivors include three nephews, Bunton (Angie) Humphrey of Glen Allen, Gene (Lucy) Rutledge of Carbon Hill and Steve (Laura) Rutledge of Corner; two nieces, Joan (James) Pair of Hueytown and Vesta Lou Threldkill of Carbon Hill.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Pope, Faye Galbreath - Age 79 - Winfield, AL

Faye Galbreath Pope, age 79, of Winfield, AL, passed away Tuesday, August 19, 2008.

Survivors include 3 sons, Steve (Dawn) Pope, Franklin, TN, Rick (Janet) Pope, Northport and Richard R. (Anne) Pope, Jr., Winfield; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Faye and Sue Galbreath; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral service Friday, August 22, 2008, 1:00 PM from the Winfield First Baptist Church. In State at Church 12 - 1 PM. Burial in Winfield City Cemetery. Visitation Thursday evening August 21, 2008, 6 - 8 PM at the funeral home.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Farrell, Lois Reed - Melrose Park, IL (formerly of Winfield, AL)

Lois Reed Farrell, of Melrose Park, IL (formerly of Winfield, AL), died Thursday, August 14, 2008 at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital in Elmhurst, IL.

Mrs. Farrell is survived by her husband, William "Bill" Farrell; a brother, Robert Hill Reed of Tuscaloosa, AL; two sisters, Dorothy Markham and Norma Atkinson, both of Winfield, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield. Burial in the Winfield City Cemetery with Father David Buchanan officiating.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL directing.

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Hill, Thomas "Tommy" Wilson - Age 66 - Sulligent, AL 
(July 18, 1942 - August 24, 2008)

Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Hill, age 66, of Sulligent, AL passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral services, Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 11:00 a.m., from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sulligent City Cemetery. Bro. John Nicholson officiating. Visitation at the funeral home, Tuesday evening, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Mr. Hill was born July 18, 1942 in New Albany, MS to the late Oren and Madge Wilson Hill. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sulligent. Mr. Hill was a graduate of Amory High School and Mississippi State University. He had previously worked 38 years as an accountant for Glenn Enterprises. He was a member of the MS Army National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Sarah Hill, Sulligent, AL; 1 daughter, Rhonda (Steve) Ballard, Gulf Shores, AL; 2 sons, Scott Boman, Sulligent, AL, and Dan Boman, Sulligent, AL; 1 brother, David (Claudia) Hill, Tupelo, MS; 6 grandchildren, Caroline Ballard, John Alex Ballard, Jacob A. Ballard, Anna Scott Boman, Brooklyn Leigh Boman, John Daniel Boman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oren and Madge Wilson Hill.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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White, Bennita J. Williams - Age 70 - Detroit, AL
(December 7, 1937 - August 24, 2008)

Ms. Bennita J. White, age 70, of Detroit, AL passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

A visitation in memory of Mrs. White will be held on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at the Detroit Church of Christ in Detroit, AL from 7:00 until 8:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, TN. Memorial services and burial of cremains will be held at Ebenezer Baptist Church and Cemetery in Ebenezer, MS at a time to be announced.

Mrs. White was born December 7, 1937 in Nacadocious, Texas to the late Bernice and Ruth Laphm Williams. She was a member of the Detroit Church of Christ. She attended Sam Houston College, now known as the University of Houston in Houston, TX. Mrs. White enjoyed making children’s clothes.

She is survived by her husband, Charles White, Detroit, AL; 3 sons, Martin (Lena) White, Brandon, MS, Charles Hardy (Ethel) White, Florence, MS, Will (Lanice) White, Detroit, AL; 8 grandchildren, Dustin White, Travis White, Tyler White, Sarah White, Mollie White, Taylor White, Thomas White, and Michael White; 1 brother, Billy Williams, Center, TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice and Ruth Laphm Williams; 2 sisters, Beverly Jean Weston, and Linda Williams.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Tidwell, Ray - Age 71 - Tuscumbia, AL (Formerly of Marion County, AL)

Mr. Ray Tidwell, age 71 of Sunbridge Shoals Care & Rehab in Tuscumbia, Alabama and formerly of Marion County, Alabama, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2008 at Helen Keller Hospital.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.  Bro Frank Ritchie officiating.  Burial in Fulton Bridge Cemetery.

He was born June 13, 1937, in Marion County, Alabama to the late Pinkney and Ida Carter Tidwell.  He worked in construction and was a Viet Nam Veteran, having served in the U.S. Army.  Ray was a faithful member of the Lord's Church.

He is survived by 1 daughter, Tina (Stephen) King; 2 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Dean Ledbetter and June (Dorris) Mann; 1 brother, Eugene (Hellen) Tidwell; a host of nieces and nephews; and a special family at Sunbridge Shoals.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Pinkney and Ida Tidwell; an a brother, Everrett Tidwell.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Mann, George Lebourn - Age 94 - Indianapolis, IN (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Mr. George Lebourn Mann, age 94 of Indianapolis, Indiana and formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, August 18, 2008 in Hoosier Village.

Visitation, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2008 at the Hamilton Church of Christ with funeral service to begin at 1:00 p.m.  Bill Platt, W. T. Allison, and Ted Burleson officiating.  Pallbearers, Gene Cashion, Wayne Graham, Perry Daley, Roger Mann, Anthony Mann, and Dennis Mann; honorary pallbearers, James Bobo, and Elders of the Hamilton Church of Christ.

Mr. Mann was born May 5, 1914, in Marion County, Alabama to the late John Alvin and Suzan Elizabeth Burleson Mann.  He was a minister for 70 years.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Mann; son, Gary (Linda) Mann; granddaughters, Heather (Brock) Hunter, and Pamela (Ryan) Schramke; great-grandchildren, Lily and Beck Hunter; sisters, Lena Bobo, Pearl Graham, Jewel Daley, Opal Faris; and special niece, Linda Kay Cashion.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Stidham, Raymond V. - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL

Raymond V. Stidham, age 82 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Saturday, August 23, 2008 at his residence.

Memorial service, 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at Shiloh Baptist Church.  Bro. Robert Huffman officiating.  Burial in Shiloh Church Cemetery.

Mr. Stidham was born July 21, 1926 in Franklin County, Alabama to Woodard and Lavonia Palmer Stidham.  He was retired with Scott Trucking and was a Tractor Parts Man.  He was also a Veteran of WWII.

He is survived by his wife, Roberta Stroup Stidham; 2 sons; 3 daughters; 1 step-son; and 1 step-daughter; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Woodard and Lavonia Palmer Stidham; 7 brothers; and 1 sister.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Carpenter, Shirley Marcum - Age 71 - Winfield, AL

Shirley Marcum Carpenter, age 71 of Winfield, Alabama passed away Monday, August 25, 2008.

Survivors include 1 sister, Betty (Marshall) Vickery, Winfield, AL.; 4 brothers, Michael Marcum, Fayette, AL., Kenneth Wendell Marcum, Johnny and Tommy Marcum, Winfield, AL.

Chapel service Wednesday, August 27, 2008, 1:00 p.m. with burial in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Gu-Win. Visitation, Wednesday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.  

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Stidham, Opal Elrod - Age 83 - Vina, AL

Opal Elrod Stidham, age 83, Vina, Alabama passed away Monday, August 25, 2008, at her home.

Services, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2008 at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL., with Bro. Bobby Stancil and Bro. Manuel Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery in Vina, AL.

She was born Oct. 21, 1924, in Alabama to William and Mary Alice George Elrod. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting and loved spending time with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids.

Survivors include four sons, Kenneth Stidham (Barbara) of Vina, AL., Billy Stidham (Nancy) of Golden, MS., Ricky Stidham (Alisa) of Hackleburg, AL., and Jimmy Strawbridge of Red Bay, AL.; three daughters, Carolyn Mason (Alben) of Golden, MS., Joyce Senter (Ray) of Fulton, MS., and Sandra Armstrong (Tony) of Red Bay, AL.; one stepson, Donald Stidham Foster (Donnis) of Monticello, MS.; one brother, James McCalmon of Marietta, MS.; one sister, Marvalene Kingsley of Tennessee; 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Stidham; her parents, William and Mary Alice George Elrod; and five sisters, three brothers and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers will be Gene Mason, Dean Mason, Johnny Mason, Anthony Stidham, Joel Horton and Chris Senter.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Thursday.

Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL. directing.

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McFadden, Gracie Steele - Age 97 - Golden, MS

Gracie Steele McFadden, age 97, of Golden, Mississippi passed away Monday, August 25, 2008, at the Red Bay, AL. Hospital.

Services 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Antioch Baptist Church in Golden, MS. with Bro. Dean Warren and Bro. Marc Howard officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation at the church until service time.

She was born Nov. 20, 1910, in Itawamba County to Joshua and Doshie Presley Steele. She was a homemaker and the oldest member of Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include four children, Flora Bell McFadden Smith of Zion, Ill., Charles McFadden and Ornell McFadden Farris (Kenneth), both of Golden, and Marvin McFadden (Shirley) of Plantersville; 11 grandchildren, Robert Smith, Rick Smith (Jackie), Ronnie Smith (Tammy), Connie McFadden (Frances), Margaret McFadden Harris, Tommy Farris (Barbara), Angela Farris Richardson (Chris), Brenda Farris Richardson (Greg), Judith McFadden Housley (Wayne), Rose McFadden Forrester (William) and John Messer (Marsha); six step-grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, five step-great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joshua and Doshie Presley Steele; her husband, Dewey McFadden; a son, Orbie McFadden; a son-in-law, Doyle Smith; a granddaughter-in-law, Cathy Smith; two great-great-grandsons, Brandon Lee Farris and Chance Horton; four sisters, Lou Steele, George Mae Jones, Carlee Cromeans and Lillian Robertson; one brother, Waggle Steele; and five half brothers and five half sisters.

Pallbearers, Tommy Farris, Ronnie Smith, Rick Smith, Connie McFadden, Lee Farris, Brent Harris and Brad Harris.

Honorary pallbearers, J.W. Steele, John Messer, Chris Richardson, Greg Richardson, Wayne Housley, William Forrester and Jeremy McFadden.


Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, AL., directing.

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Belcher, Gwendolyn Mitchell - Age 74 - Vina, AL

Gwendolyn Mitchell Belcher, age 74, passed away Sunday, August 24, 2008, at the Red Bay AL. Hospital.

Services, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at the Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy West officiating. Burial in Shottsville Cemetery, Hamilton, AL. Visitation will continue until service time.

She was born September 15, 1933, in Franklin County, Alabama, to Robert and Zanie Mays Mitchell. She and her husband, Arlie, have lived at the Care Center of Red Bay for the past four years. She was a member of Pearlie Gates Church of God of Prophecy. She worked for Itawamba Manufacturing Co. before her retirement. She was an excellent seamstress and quilter, a wonderful cook, and a devoted, loving wife. Before her health failed, she loved attending church and worshiping her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Arlie Belcher of Vina, AL.; one sister, Edna Hamric of Nettleton, MS.; four sisters-in-law, Katie Belcher of Okolona, MS., Donna Collins of Tremont, MS., Christine Shotts of Hamilton, AL., and Nora Mae Parrish of Detroit, MI.; several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Royce Miller, Wayne Miller, Junior Scott, David Shotts and Alvie Miller.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Shotts, Doyle Belcher and Berlon Belcher.


Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL., directing.

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Harden, Kathrine Bozeman - Age 86 - Guin, AL

Kathrine Bozeman Hardin, age 86, Guin, AL. passed away Monday, August 25, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Services, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., August 27, 2008 from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Old Liberty Cemetery.  Bro. Shane Harris officiating.  Visitation, Tuesday evening, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., August 24, 2008 at the funeral home.

She was born in Guin, AL. to the late Gus and Mattie Jones Bozeman. She had lived in Guin all her life and was a member of the Philadelphia Methodist Church.

She is survived by 2 sons, Roger (Pat) Hardin and Russell (Willette) Hardin and a daughter-in-law, Faye Hardin all of Guin, AL.; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Mary Sanders of Winfield, AL., Pat Duff and Ruby Lions, both of Kansas City, MO.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Mattie Jones Bozeman; her husband Carl H. Hardin; a son, Sammy Hardin; 2 sisters, Ruth Smith and Sue Benson; and a brother, Gene Bozeman.

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

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Cayson, Rebecca Willcutt - Age 43 - Vina, AL

Rebecca Willcutt Cayson, age 43, of Vina, Alabama, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2008 from the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Ben Harbor officiating.  Burial in the Cayson Family Cemetery.  Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 Monday.

Rebecca was born May 17, 1965 in Alabama to James and Patsy Willcutt.  She was an Electrician at Waverléé Homes.

She is survived by her husband, Kenny Cayson; children, Miranda McCollum, Chelsea McCollum, and Josh McCollum; grandchildren, Laken McCollum, Alexandria McCollum, and Kalob Cayson; and 3 sisters.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

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Dollar, Quinton - Age 89 - Jasper, AL (formerly of Haleyville, AL)

Quinton Roosevelt Dollar, age 89, passed away August 22, 2008 at Ridgeview Health Services in Jasper.

Funeral services, Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville with Dr. Jim Cooley and Dr. T.B. Stringfellow officiating. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery in Addison.

Pallbearers for the service, David Miller, Randy Kilpatrick, Jimmy Setliff, Shannon Lollar, Harold Rhodes, Randy Masters, Tom Williams, and Vann Knight.

He was born to John and Beulah Dollar on December 15, 1918 in Winston County. He was a retired teacher, having taught 40 years. He taught first through sixth grade at Poplar Springs for one year, and joined the Army during WWII. After returning home, he graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Vocational Agriculture. He taught at Pickens County later moving to Haleyville, where he retired as Director of Vocational Education. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Haleyville, and a member of Haleyville Lion's Club and Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Dollar is survived by son, Teddy Dollar of Haleyville; daughters Billie (Bruce) Bushe of Eufala, and Jimmy Nell Dollar of Cullman; sister, Tressie Porter; grandchildren, Tara (Clay) Williams of Birmingham, Ty Dollar of Haleyville and Lee Dollar of Clovis, NM; great-grandsons, Miles and Walker Williams of Birmingham; and a number of dear sisters and brothers in law, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Porter Dollar; son, Freddie Dollar; grandson, Gabe Dollar; parents, John and Beulah Dollaar; brothers, Jack and Jim Dollar.

Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL directing.

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Lewis, Kenneth J. "Joe" - Age 84 - Russellville, AL

Kenneth H. "Joe" Lewis, age 84, of Russellville, passed away Monday, August 25, 2008, at Helen Keller Hospital.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2008, at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Russellville with Bro. Barry Holcomb and Dr. Gene Balding officiating. Burial will follow in Franklin Memory Gardens. Visitation, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers, Danny Lewis, Ronnie Lewis, Randy Lewis, William Lewis, Danny McCollum and David McCollum.

Mr. Lewis was a lifetime resident of Franklin County and member of First Baptist Church in Russellville. He was an Army veteran who served in WWII and retired from Ford Motor Company with 21 years of service.

Survivors include daughters, Deborah (Danny) McCollum, of Nashville, Tenn., Yvonne Lewis, of Russellville; grandson, David (Heather) McCollum, of Nashville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Elizabeth Lewis; parents, Amos Harve and Ada Alliene Lewis; brothers, A.H. "Junior" Lewis and C.A. "Charlie" Lewis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 326, Russellville, AL 35653.

The family would like to thank Hospice of the Shoals, third floor nurses of Helen Keller Hospital, Dr. Randy Pounders, Dr. Lynn Ridgeway and Dr. Sean Rhuland for the professional care they gave to our loved one.

Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville, AL directing.

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Hicks, Leonard Ray - Age 48 - Tuscumbia, AL (A Native of Russellville, AL)

Leonard Ray Hicks, age 48, of Tuscumbia, died Saturday, August 23, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held August 26, 2008 at Morrison Funeral Home in Tuscumbia with Marty Rayburn officiating.

He was a member of Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church of Spruce Pine, and was a native of Russellville. He was a 1979 graduate of Russellville High School. He was owner and operator of Shoals Truck and Trailer in Tuscumbia. He was known for his love, devoation, hard work, and friendship to both family and friends.

Mr. Hicks is survived by his wife, Debbie Hicks of Tuscumbia; parents, Aldon and Gaynell Hicks of Russellville; children, Josh Hicks of Russellville, Jabe Christman, Jennifer Christman, Megan Hicks, April Christman, Haley McCarthy, and Charlie Collier of Tuscumbia; sister, Debra Lawler (Michael) of Phil Campbell; brother, Robert (Ann) Hicks of Spruce Pine; grandchildren, Skyler, Caleb and Caden.

The family would like to thank all friends and loved ones for their continued support and prayers through this difficult time.


Morrison Funeral Home in Tuscumbia, AL directing.

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Jones, James Arnold - Age 54 - Hamilton, AL

James Arnold Jones, age 54, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at his residence.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 29, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Ward Jones and Bro. Randall Tice officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.  Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, August 28, 2008.

He was born October 17, 1953, in Adrian, Michigan to the late William Earnest and Argielee Winsett Jones.  He worked at NTN Bower as a Machine Operator.

He is survived by his wife, Mona George Jones; 1 son, Jason Jones; 1 granddaughter, Bethany Jones; 1 brother, Doug (Debbie) Jones; 2 sisters, Wilma Eastman and Patricia (Larry) George; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Argielee Jones and a son, Jackie Jones.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.  

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Maxwell, J.W. - Age 60 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. J. W. Maxwell, age 60, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral Service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 31, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with visitation at the Chapel from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Ricky Gattis officiating.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery on County Highway 25, Hamilton, AL.

J.W. was born May 15, 1948 in Franklin County, Alabama to the late Lawrence David and Eva Williams Maxwell.  He was employed with Alexander Heating & Cooling.  He also had done upholstery work around the Hamilton area.

He is survived by 3 daughters, Jenny Harris, Hamilton, AL., Vicky Heath, Decatur, AL., and Wendy Speegle, Decatur, AL.; 8 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Marilynn Hines, of Georgia, and Willene Ball, of Hatley, MS.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make donations to the Christ Community Fellowship Building Fund, P.O. Box 2076, Hamilton, AL, 35570.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

Hackleburg Funeral Home - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.  

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Hudson, "German" William Gaston - Age 78 - Hackleburg, AL

Mr. William Gaston "German" Hudson, age 78, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at the Russellville Hospital.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 30, 2008 at Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church, Hackleburg, AL.  Bro. Mike Frederick and Bro. Randal Tice officiating.  Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2008 at the Church. Burial in Union Hill Cemetery, Hackleburg, AL.

Mr. Hudson was born June 5, 1930 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Martin and Dovie Mitchell Hudson.  He was a retired Railroad Welder.

He is survived by his wife, I.V. Hudson; children, Terry (Pam) Hudson, Gerald (Peggy) Hudson, Denise Carson all of Hackleburg, AL., Rocky (Cindy) Hudson, of Texacana, TX., Jennifer (Johnny) Jones, Jessica (Andy) Stone, both of Haleyville, AL.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Leburn Hudson, Hackleburg, AL.; 3 sisters, Vauline Partain, Willodean Hudson, and Millotine Davis, all of Hackleburg, AL.

He was preceded in death by a son, William Earl Hudson; his parents, Martin and Dovie Hudson; and 2 brothers, Bud Hudson, and Jut Hudson.

Hackleburg Funeral Home directing - P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL.  35564 - 205-935-3854 - Fax:  205-921-3790.
Hamilton Funeral Home, 518 Bexar Ave., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL.  205-921-3197 - Fax:  205-921-3790.

 

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Rollins, Royce Edward - Age 57 - Hodges, AL
(June 5, 1951 - August 28, 2008)



Royce Edward Rollins, 57, Hodges, Al passed away on Thursday, August 28, 2008.

Visitation, 12-2 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel on Sunday, August 31, 2008. The 2:00 p.m. funeral service will follow at Spry
Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be Bro. Dewayne Satterwhite. Interment will be in Old Line Cemetery in Hodges.

Pallbearers will be Chris Black, Shannon Fleming, Derek Fleming, David Smith, Kenny Rollins, and Daniel Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Royce & Dotsie Haithcock Rollins.

He is survived by his daughter, Jamie (Charlie) Lynch; son, Alex Green; grand-daughters, Amber Brooke, Aundrea, and Allie Lynch;
brother, Bob (Gloria) Rollins; sister, Deborah Smith (David Green), Shelia (James) Butler, Cynthia Rollins; special friend, Betty Cochran.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Hospice of the Shoals.

Spry Memorial Chapel-Russellville, 906 South Jackson Avenue, Russellville, Alabama 35653, Phone: 256-332-1122, Fax: 256-332-6216.

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O'Briant, Larry Paul “Loco Larry” - Age 60 - Amory, MS
(March 1, 1948 - August 29, 2008)

Mr. Larry “Loco Larry” Paul O’Briant, age 60, of Amory, MS passed away on Friday, August 29, 2008 at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.

Funeral services, Monday, September 1, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Detroit. Mr. Charles Gill, officiating minister. Visitation, at the residence located at 210 5th Avenue South in Amory on Sunday evening from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. Serving as active pallbearers, Heath Cantrell, Brian Haithcock, Michael White, Rick Loyd, Mike Loyd and Keith White. Serving as honorary pallbearers, Doctors and employees of Gilmore Memorial Hospital.

Mr. O’Briant was born on March 1, 1948 in Greenville, MS to the late Ellis Wayne and Erma Fay Sterns O’Briant. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Amory. He was a graduate of Delta State University and did his internship in New Orleans, LA. Mr. O’Briant had previously worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Gilmore Memorial Hospital. He served as the Great Grand Duke of Hobo Historians and enjoyed traveling. Mr. O’Briant collected medical instruments and did pioneering in different towns. He was instrumental in raising 14 local area children.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte O’Briant, Amory, MS; 2 daughters, Crystal (Byron) Cantrell, Beaverton, AL., and Serena (Keith) White, Booneville, MS.; 6 grandchildren, Heath Cantrell, Paige Cantrell, Brian Haithcock, Alisha Inmon, Katelann White, Michael White; 2 sisters, Patsy (Benny) Wilson, Florence, AL., and Janie (Ken) Smith, Lauderdale Lakes, FL.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis Wayne and Erma Fay Sterns O’Briant; and 1 brother, Dennis Wayne O’Briant.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL directing.

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