Obituaries

December - 2008

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Alaniz, Ms. Zeta Mae - Age 81 - Milan, TN    12/10/08

Allen Sr., Johnny Edward - Age 58 - Brilliant, AL (formerly of Lehigh Acres, FL)    12/29/08

Bannister, Ms. Mary Catherine "Cat" Stone - Age 80 - Hamilton, AL    12/30/08

Bailey, Mrs. Bettye Newman - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL    12/10/08
Ballard, Mr. Buren - Age 88 - Bay, AR (Formerly of Hodges, AL)    12/29/08
Barnwell, Mr. Don Bradley "Brad" - Age 40 - Hackleburg, AL    12/21/08
Black, Mr. Rex "Pete" - Age 88 - Guin, AL    12/2/08

Brown, Ms. Inez White - Age 84 - Guin, AL    12/8/08

Canida, Ms. Marcell - Age 72 - Haleyville, AL    12/10/08

Cantrell, Mrs. Hazel Brumley - Age 87 - Lawrenceville, GA (Formerly of Hodges, AL)    12/29/08

Carter, Mr. Richard Doyle - Age 48 - Hamilton, AL    12/28/08

Castle, George Thomas - Age 62 - Sulligent, AL    12/24/08

Colburn, Mr. Tumer - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL    12/7/08

Conrad, Mrs. Teddy Jean Terrell - Age 63 - Sulligent, AL    12/21/08
Crowe, Mr. Dean - Age 75 - Hackleburg, AL    12/15/08

Crowe, Mr. Harold Dean - Age 63 - Hamilton, AL    12/4/08

Dobbins, Mr. Rickey James - Age 48 - Vernon, AL   12/15/08

Glass, Ms. Ludie Mae - Age 91 - Vernon, AL    12/26/08

Guyton, Margel Joan - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL    12/17/08

Harder, Ms. Faye Underwood - Age 68 - Gattman, MS    12/4/08

Hollis, Ola Mae Fleming - Age 78 - Sulligent, AL    12/09/08

Holloway, Arthur "Art" Brittin - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL    12/30/08

Hudson, John "Gary" - Age 70 - Hackleburg, AL    12/27/08

Ingle, Mr. Billy Joe - Age 74 - Haleyville, AL    12/27/08

Ingle, Mr. Petie  - Age 74 - Guin, AL    12/21/08

Jeffreys, Mrs. Irene Elizabeth Lockhart - Age 88 - Gardendale, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    12/13/08

Johnson, Mr. Harlon - Age 73 - Hamilton, AL    12/14/08

Ledbetter, Mrs. Ovia "Nell" - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL    12/23/08   

Lynn, Mr. Troy - Age 73 - Guin, AL    12/6/08

McKinney, Mrs. Corinne Gann - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL    12/6/08

Markham, Ms. Johnnie Cantrell - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL    12/20/08

Moore, Mr. Lemuel L. - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL    12/18/08

Murphy, Mr. Billy Eugene - Age 74 - Detroit, AL    12/20/08

Myrick, Mr. Glenn Allen - Age 90 - Hamilton, AL    12/4/08

Northington, Ms. Dorothy - Age 89 - Detroit, AL   12/3/08

Palmer, Bro. Larry Wayne - Age 52 - Winfield, AL    12/1/08

Peterson, Ms. Virginia Johnson - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL    12/6/08

Phillips, Ms. Willene - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL    12/28/08

Pickle, Mr. James Anthony "Tony" - Age 54 - Beaverton, AL    12/2/08
Pitts, Mr. George Thomas "Tom" - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL    12/7/08

Purser-Ware Ms. Lori Lee - Age 46 - Hamilton, AL    12/11/08

Raburn, Ms. Betty Jo Burleson - Age 69 - Hamilton, AL    12/15/08

Rowell, Mr. Robbie - Age 43 - Haleyville, AL    12/31/08

Rye, Mrs. Claudia Cook - Age 90 - Northport, AL  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    12/7/08
Ryland, Mr. Elton - Age 88 - Shreveport, LA
Sanderson, Mr. Foy - Age 76 - Hamilton, AL    12/12/08

Shotts, Ms. Minnie R. Akers - Age 104 - Hamilton, AL    12/8/08

Smith, Ms. Ruthia - Age 86 - Detroit, AL    12/11/08

Stanford, Mr. Guy - Age 80 - Hamilton, AL    12/26/08

Strickland, Mr. Hershel O. - Age 59 - Hamilton, AL    12/3/08

Stidham, Mr. Jack Dempsey - Age 84 - Vina, AL    12/9/08

Stidham, Mrs. Violet - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL    12/13/08

Sullins, Mrs. Sylvia Lee Cochran - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL    12/14/08

Taylor, Ms. Ruby Louise Northington - Age 97 - Hamilton, AL    12/26/08

Tice, Mrs. Eula Inez Harper - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL    12/2/08

Wallace, Mr. John E. - Age 77 - Guin, AL    12/1/08

Ware, Mrs. Lori Lee - Age 46 - Hamilton, AL    12/11/08

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Stidham, Jack Dempsey - Age 84 - Vina, AL

Mr. Jack Dempsey Stidham, age 84, of Vina, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at the Red Bay Hospital in Red Bay, Alabama.

Visitation, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 11, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama. 

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Thursday, December 11, 1008 at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton.  Bro. Andy Cansler officiating.  Burial in Single Springs Cemetery (Map) in Franklin County, AL.

Mr. Stidham was born August 29, 1924, in Franklin County, Alabama to the late Sid and Bertha Mae Black Stidham.

He is survived by his nephew, Louie Gene (June) Stidham of Hamilton, AL; 2 great nieces; 3 great nephews; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sid and Bertha Mae Black Stidham; his wife, Carnelia Abbott Stidham; 3 brothers, Laudie, Kent, and Hollis Stidham; and 1 sister, Ava Dean Ray.

Marion County Funeral Home of 3325 Bexar Ave. E. Hamilton, AL. assisting the family.  (205) 921-5777 

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Shotts, Minnie R. Akers - Age 104 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Minnie R. Akers Shotts, age 104, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, December 8, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 11, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home. 

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 11, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Shottsville Cemetery (Map).

Mrs. Shotts was a Homemaker.  She was born in Marion County, Alabama, October 21, 1904 to the late John Meredith and Mary T. Stone Akers.

She is survived by her sister, Manie Hester and a host of nieces and nephews.

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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Rye, Claudia Cook - Age 90 - Northport, AL  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Mrs. Claudia Cook Rye, age 90, of Forest Manor Nursing Home in Northport, Alabama, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the Forest Manor Nursing Home in Northport.

Funeral services, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home with Bro. Edward Puckett and Bro. Lyndon Vann officiating.  Burial in the Cooper Cemetery (Map) on County Road 22, off Hwy. 17 South in Marion County, Alabama.

Claudia Cook Rye was born March 10, 1918 in Lamar County, Alabama, the oldest daughter of Marvin S. and Lomie Clifton Cook.  Claudia grew up in south Marion County, Alabama, near Round Top Church (Mt. Joy Baptist Church, today).  She attended Harris and Byrd Community Schools.  In 1940, Claudia married Raymond Rye.  Later in 1956, Claudia went to work as a seamstress at Detroit Slacks in Detroit, Alabama until she retired after 26 years in 1983.

Claudia was preceded in death by her infant sister, Ellen Rosana Cook and by her parents, Marvin and Lomie Cook.  Her husband, Raymond Rye died in 1987, and her brother, Ethridge Cook, died in 2003.

Claudia is survived by her daughter, Joyce Rye Kasberg, her son-in-law, John D. Kasberg, and four brothers:  Cecil (Agile) Cook and J.C. (Ethel) Cook of Adrian, Michigan; John W. Cook of Fultondale, Alabama; Leon (Leola) Cook of Foley, Alabama; sister, Lorene Cook Carter, of Statesboro, Georgia; sister-in-law, Ruby Gann Cook, of Fultondale, Alabama; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, 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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Colburn, Tumer - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Tumer Colburn, age 93 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at Praise Assembly Church. 

Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at the church following the visitation.  Bro. Randle Tice and Bro. Mark Barnett officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens (Map).

Mr. Colburn was born September 18, 1915 in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Melvin and Molly Gann Colburn.  He was retired from the Marion County School System where he served as a Bus Driver and Janitor.  He was married to Eudora Cole Rea Colburn.

He is survived by his wife, Eudora Rea Colburn; sons, Abran Ray (Ethel) Colburn, and R. C. Colburn; step-daughter, Kathy (Randy) Pickard; step-sons, Jerry Rea, Arthur (Betty) Rea, and Jimmy (Renee) Rea; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews; and 1 sister, Julia Gann.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Molly Colburn; and a step-son, James Rea.

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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Pitts, George Thomas "Tom" - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. George Thomas "Tom" Pitts, age 89 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the North MS Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at Kemp Baptist Church on Hwy. 19, Hamilton. 

Funeral service, following visitation, 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the church.  Bro. Brian Price officiating.  Burial in Bethlehem Church Cemetery (Map).

Mr. Tom was born December 27, 1918 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi to the late George W. and Eula Davis Pitts.  He was a Building Contractor and retired from U.S. Steel.  He was a member of Kemp Baptist Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Eula Pitts; 1 daughter, Sandy Cox; 2 sons, Ken (Barb) Pitts, and Troy Pitts; 3 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Erma King; 1 brother, Myran Pitts; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Eula Pitts; 1 son, Roy Dee Pitts; 5 brothers, Edward, Robert, John, James, and Smythe Pitts;  2 sisters, Syble Bachum, and Myrtis Ridings.

Mr. Tom was a kind and Christian man and he will be missed.

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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Crowe, Harold Dean - Age 63 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Harold Dean Crowe, age 63, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008 at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Visitation, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. 

Funeral service, 3:30 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the funeral home.  Freddie Miles officiating.  Burial in Fulton Bridge Baptist Church Cemetery (Map).

Harold was born March 13, 1945, in Marion County, Alabama to the late Vester and Josie Parker Crowe.

He is survived by 1 son, Rodney (Donna) Crowe; 1 daughter, Tracy (Brant) Washington; sisters, Louise (Larry) Buchanan, Shirley Bayrd, Margaret (Charles) Childers; half-sister, Opal; grandchildren, Nivana Scott, and Dylan Harris; several nieces and nephews; and lots of friends, who he treasured their visits.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vester and Josie Crowe; 2 half-sisters, Ola Mae Crowe Duncan, and Lula Bell Crowe Webb; and 1 half-brother, Cliff Crowe.

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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McKinney, Corinne Gann - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Corinne Gann McKinney, age 79, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Daniel Health Care in Fulton, Mississippi.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. 

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 8, 2008 at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Bill Ausborn, Bro. Garfield Powell, and Bro. Curtis Pace officiating.   Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens, Hamilton, Alabama (Map). 

Corinne was born August 2, 1929, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Hiram and Mary Elizabeth Shotts Gann.  She was married to Richard McKinney November 28, 1946.  They were married for 62 years.

She is survived by her husband, Richard McKinney; 1 sister, Cola Nix; 3 brothers, Pride (Jane) Gann, Lowell (Willene) Gann, and Olen (Jean) Gann, all of Hamilton, Alabama; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Mary Elizabeth Shotts Gann; an infant son, Larry Wayne McKinney; 2 brothers, Carroll Gann, and Bobby Shotts Gann.

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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Myrick, Glenn Allen - Age 90 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Glenn Allen Myrick, age 90, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7, at the funeral home chapel. Bro. Marshall Green officiating. Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens (Map).

Mr. Myrick was born November 18, 1918, in Jefferson County, Alabama to the late Hewlett and Lena Nail Myrick. He was retired from US Pipe where he was an inspector.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Ann Froelich Myrick; 1 son, John Allen (Peggy) Myrick; 2 step-daughters, Marilan (Freddie) Haney, and Rita Bell Rooker; 3 grandsons, Bobby Allen (Julie) Myrick, James David (Gabby) Myrick, and Jerry Dewayne (Misty) Myrick; 2 step-granddaughters, Pamela Sue Haney, and Geananna Haney; and 12 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Trent and Melisa McCarley and children.

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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Strickland, Hershel O. - Age 59 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Hershel O. Strickland, age 59, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Visitation 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 6, at the funeral home chapel. Burial in Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery (Map), Hamilton, Alabama.

Mr. Strickland was born May 28, 1949, in Marion County, Alabama to the late Carlile and Ollie Godsey Strickland. He was an Auto Mechanic.

He is survived by his son, Jeff Strickland; 2 sisters, Betty Cantrell and Ann Johnson; 1 brother, Johnny Strickland; and his stepmother, Eva Strickland.

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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Tice, Eula Inez Harper - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL



Eula Inez Harper Tice, age 89, of Hamilton, Alabama, was called home to be with the Lord and Savior Tuesday, December 2, 2008.

Visitation, Thursday, December 4, 2008, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Praise Assembly of God Church in Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral service, Friday, December 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Praise Assembly of God Church with burial in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery (Map). Bro. Preston Headrick officiating.

Mrs. Tice was a devoted wife, loving mother, precious mamaw and adored great-mamaw. She was a devout Christian, living her life daily for the Lord. She was a founding member of the First Assembly of God Church in Hamilton. She was employed for several years at Tollgate Factory.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gaston Tice, and a sister, Quilla Terrell.

Those left to cherish her memories are daughter, Sharon Clark (Otis), Muscle Shoals, AL; son, Michael Tice (late Sandy Tice), Hamilton, AL.; and daughter, Sandra Webster Seals of Winfield, AL. Two sisters, Robbie Emerson (Leo), Hamilton, AL., and Freddie Lolley (Junior), of Hackleburg, AL. She had 7 grandchildren, David Borden (Blair), Florence, AL., Johathan Borden (Tracee), Moultrie, GA., Tonya Peoples (Scotty), Florence, AL., Amanda Thomas (Colton), Muscle Shoals, AL., Chad Tice (Sarah), Greenfield, IN., Stacey Cummings (Tommy), Muscle shoals, AL., and Bradley Tice Webster, Winfield, AL. 12 great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Jesse Borden, Zoe and Jessi Borden, Abram and Luke Peoples, Tyce, Emma Ella and Mia Thomas, Valyn Tice and Jackson Cummings.

The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts, prayers and acts of kindness.

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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Bailey, Mrs. Bettye Newman - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL

Ms. Bettye Bailey, age 78, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at Golden Living Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton. 

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 12, at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Skip Alexander officiating.  Burial in Hamilton City Cemetery (Map).

Bettye was born September 10, 1930 in Bankhead, Alabama to the late Willard A. and Grace Britt Newman.  She was a retired Accounts Payable/Payroll Clerk.

She is survived by 2 children, Dena Swindle, and Britt Bailey (Judy); 5 grandchildren, Tanner (Melissa) Bailey, Brindon (Katelyn) Bailey, Ryan (Stephanie) Bailey, Robyn Swindle, and Blaine Bailey; and 1 great-grandchild, Aaron Britt Bailey. 

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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Smith, Mrs. Ruthia Painter - Age 86 - Detroit, AL

Ms. Ruthia Painter Smith, age 86, of Detroit, Alabama passed away Thursday, December 11, 2008 at her residence. 

Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton. 

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 13, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Elvis Cochran officiating.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, at the intersection of Hwy. 25 and Hwy. 150, Hamilton, Marion County, AL.

Mrs. Smith was born December 17, 1922, in Alabama to Ellie and Rosie Clark Painter.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by 3 children, Kathy Higgins, Billy Paul Smith, and Murle Dean Smith; 2 sisters, Delphia Hood, and Alphia Kneedler; 19 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; and 1 great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents Ellie & Rosie Clark Painter; 1 son, Orville Merle Smith; 1 grandson, Andrew Pickle; 1 son-in-law, David Higgins; 2 daughters-in-law, Delores Towery Smith, and Dothory Kingsley Smith.

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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Ware, Mrs. Lori Lee Purser - Age 46 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Lori Lee Purser Ware, age 46, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday, December 11, 2008 in Hamilton, Alabama, as the result of an automobile accident.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Hamilton. 

Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14th, at Shiloh Baptist Church.  Robert Huffman and Frank Chaney officiating.  Burial in Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery (Map).

Lori was born December 22, 1961, in Hamilton, Alabama, to Hugh Don and Gaynell Godsey Lee.  She was married to Eddie Ware and employed at the Marion County Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama as the Activity Director.

Lori is survived by her husband, Eddie Ware; 3 children, Brittany, Zack and Tanner; 2 grandchildren, Hunter Grosiak, and Raymond Grosiak; her parents, Hugh Don and Gaynell Lee; 2 brothers, Rodney (Denise) Lee, and Randy (Cheryl) Lee; and 2 nieces, Casey and Lori Lee; and a host of friends and relatives.

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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Sanderson, Mr. Foy - Age 76 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Foy Sanderson, age76, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, December 12, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14th, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Elvis Carter officiating.  Burial in Rocky Grove Cemetery (Map) in Hamilton, AL.

Mr. Sanderson was born July 31, 1932 in Marion County, Alabama, to the late John G. and Vestie Myhan Sanderson.  He was a Veteran of the Korean War and worked as a Carpenter.  He was married to Era Mae Clay Sanderson.

He is survived by his wife, Era Mae Clay Sanderson; 1 son, John Sanderson; 1 daughter, Linda Weeks; 5 grandchildren; and 1 sister, Yvon Sanderson.

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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Jeffreys, Mrs. Irene Elizabeth Lockhart - Age 88 - Gardendale, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Mrs. Irene Elizabeth Lockhart Jeffreys, age 88, of Gardendale, Alabama, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, December 13, 2008 at Sun Bridge Nursing Home in Gardendale, Alabama.

Visitation, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 15, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. 

Funeral service, 3:00 p.m., Sunday, December 15, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.  Burial in Kingsville Cemetery, (just off Hwy. 17, just across the Marion County Line in Lamar County, AL. on Kingsville Drive).

Mrs. Irene Jeffreys was born February 1, 1920 in Lamar County, Alabama, to the late Robert and Callie Belk Lockhart.  She was retired from Toll Gate Garment Company.  She was married to the late Raymond Jeffreys.

She is survived by 1 son, Wayne (Sue) Jeffreys; 2 grandchildren, Denise Tubbs, and Jeanne Busby; and 5 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Raymond Jeffreys.

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, Mrs. Violet - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Violet Stidham, age 88, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday night, December 13, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Sunday, December 14, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. 

Funeral service, at Pilot Hill Church, Monday, December 15, 2008, 2:00 p.m., the body will lie in state from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Pilot Hill Church.  Burial in Pilot Hill Cemetery (Map).

Mrs. Stidham  was born March 29, 1920 at the home of her parents, Will and Luria Pharr of the Single Springs Community near Vina, Alabama and close to Belmont, Mississippi.  She was a wife, mother, homemaker and retired after twenty-nine years as an employee of Munsingwear in Hamilton, Alabama.

She has three children, Eugene, Shirley and David; eight grandchildren, Starr Lockwood, Chip Stidham, Dace Stidham, Sonya Justice, Joy Ashford, Nicole Bailey, Stephanie Twylffort, and Tony Comer; thirteen great grandchildren, Seth Lockwood, Megan Hayes, Dan Lockwood, Sarah, Hanna, Caleb Twylffort, Chase Comer, Ashley, Aaron, Addison Justice, Brittney and Drew Ashford, Kayli Stidham; and one great-great grandchild, Rylan Hayes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William B. and Luria Moss Pharr;  husband, Travis Stidham in 2001; and her son, David in 2002.

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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Brown, Inez White - Age 84 - Guin, AL

Inez Brown age 84 of Guin, Alabama, passed away Monday December 8, 2008 in Biloxi, MS.

Visitation, Wednesday, December 10, 2008, from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Philadelphia Methodist Church.

Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, at the Philadelphia Methodist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery (Map). Bro. Shane Harris officiating.

She was born in Guin, Alabama to late Morgan and Delia Marrow White and the wife of the late Fred Brown. She had lived in Guin the past 33 years and was a member of the Philadelphia Methodist Church.

She is survived by 2 Sons, Darryl (Ann) Brown of Biloxi, MS, and David Brown of Gulfport, MS.; 2 grandchildren, Amanda and Ashley; and 2 Sisters, Robbie Nell Webster of Winfield, AL and Christine Webster of Florence, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Morgan and Delia Marrow White; her husband, Fred Brown; and 1 brother, Eugene Brown.

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

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Lynn, Mr. Troy - Age 73 - Guin, AL

Mr. Troy Lynn, age 73, of Guin, Alabama, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, Monday 6;00 - 8;00 p.m. at the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service, Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Guin City Cemetery (Map). Charles Lynn and Bro. James McCullough officiating.

Mr. Lynn was born in Mt. Hope, Alabama to the late Lee and Eunice Blankenship Lynn. He was a former resident of Chicago, Illinois. He had lived in Winfield and Guin, Alabama the past 30 years. He loved Blue Grass Music, playing the guitar, fishing, photography and woodworking. He retired from Continental Conveyor and was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Shelby Langston Lynn of Guin, AL.; 2 daughters, Cheryl (Mike) West of Gardendale, AL, and Marisa (Mike) Barrow of Hobart, IN.; 1 son, Bryan (Gina) Lynn of Glen Allen, AL.; a step-daughter, Sharon (Bruce) Burnett of Guin, AL.; 2 step-sons, Michael (Lori) Franks of Jasper, AL., and Alfred Franks of Winfield, AL.; 6 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; 1 sister, Shirley (Wayne) Cook of Winfield, AL.; and 4 brothers, Dock (Betty) Lynn of Guin, AL., Charles (Ann) Lynn, Jack (Faye) Lynn and Jim (Donna) Lynn all of Winfield, AL.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lee and Eunice Blankenship Lynn; and his first wife, Mary Lynn.

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

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Black, Mr. Rex "Pete" - Age 88 - Guin, AL

Mr. Rex "Pete" Black age 88 of Guin, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2008 at the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Guin, AL.

Funeral service, Saturday, December 6, 2008, 1:00 p.m., from the Guin First United Methodist Church with burial in the Guin City Cemetery (Map). Bro. Tim Alexander and Bro. Randy Wright officiating.

Mr. Black was born in Beaverton, Alabama to the late James William and Lula Florence Weeks Black. He was a graduate of Marion County High School, Class of 1938 and graduated the University of Alabama in 1949. He was a Veteran of World War II having served in the Seabees, a member of the Guin First United Methodist Church and the Bi Focals Sunday School Class. He retired from the Eye Foundation as a book keeper and worked at Black's Hardware Store in Guin, Alabama.

He is survived by 2 brothers, Bob (Edith) Black of Sulligent, AL., and Guy (Sara Jane) Black of Guin, AL.; 3 nephews, Randal Black, Keith Black and Russell (Marcia) Black.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James William and Lula Florence Weeks Black; 1 sister, Jonnie Black Wood; 1 brother, Ralph Black; and 1 niece, Peggy Black.


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

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Peterson, Ms. Virginia Johnson - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL

Ms. Virginia Johnson Peterson, age 75, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2008 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. 

Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 10th at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery at the intersection of Hwy. 25 and Hwy. 150 in Marion County, AL. 

Ms. Peterson was born June 1, 1933 in Alabama to the late Porter and Lillie Gann Johnson.  She was a Factory Worker.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Gay Cantrell, and Annette Webb; 2 sons, Steve Peterson, and Terry Peterson; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Juanita; and 3 brothers, Harold Johnson, Harlon Johnson, and Clinton Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Porter and Lillie Gann Johnson; a daughter, Susan Beach; 2 grandchildren, Johnny Webb & Amber Peterson; and 2 brothers, Grover Johnson and Bankston Johnson.

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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Sullins, Mrs. Sylvia Lee Cochran - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Sylvia Lee Cochran Sullins, age 83, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday night, December 14, 2008 at the Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday evening at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. 

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. J.B. Tice and Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery (Map) in Hackleburg, Alabama.

Sylvia was born April 14, 1925, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Freeman L. and Judy Mae Kennedy Cochran.  She was a Homemaker. 

She is survived by her husband, J.H. "Jay" Sullins; 2 sons, Wade (Linda) Sullins, and Phillip (Joyce) Sullins; 2 granddaughters, Stephanie Lea (Randy) Frederick, and Mary Elizabeth (Steve) Nichols; 2 great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jonah Nichols, and Anna Marie and Oliva Frederick; 5 sisters, Madgie Barker, Elena Miller, Shirley Beasley, Mae Jean Harris, and Ruby Harris.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Freeman and Judy Cochran; 2 brothers, Earl Cochran, and A.C. Cochran; 3 sisters, Sue Howell, Lucille Watkins, and Inez Lacy.

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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Johnson, Mr. Harlon - Age 73 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Harlon Johnson, age 73, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home. 

Funeral service, 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Randall Tice and Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.  Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery (Map) in Hamilton, Alabama.

Harlon Johnson was born August 27, 1935 in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Porter and Lillie Gann Johnson.  He was Retired.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Francis Johnson; children, Kathy Wooten, Loretta Seahorn, Linda Davis, Dennis Johnson, Jimmy Johnson, Penny Mitchell, and Stacy Johnson; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Juanita; and 2 brothers, Harold Johnson, and Clinton Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Porter and Lillie Johnson; 1 son, Benny Wayne Johnson; 1 grandson, Blake Mitchell; 1 great-granddaughter, Makalia Williams; brothers, Grover Johnson and Bankston Johnson; and a sister, Virginia Peterson.

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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Raburn, Mrs. Betty Jo Burleson - Age 69 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Betty Jo Burleson Raburn, age 69, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, December 15, 2008, at North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, December 18, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 19, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Sullins 'School House' Cemetery (Map).

Mrs. Raburn was born February 14, 1939, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Lucian and Josephine Fincher Burleson.  She was a Homemaker and worked at Toll Gate Garment Company in Hamilton for several years.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Teresa (Gary) Cochran, and Sandra (Andy) Colburn; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Gary Burleson, Harold Burleson, and Tony Burleson; and a very special person in Betty's life, Samantha Hixson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; a son, Kevin; and her parents, Lucian and Josephine Burleson.

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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Crowe, Mr. Dean - Age 75 - Hackleburg, AL

Mr. Dean Crowe, age 75, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Monday, December 15, 2008 at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., following the visitation, Thursday, December 18th at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Espedeza Cemetery (Map) in West Alton, Missouri.

Mr. Crowe was born December 27, 1932, in Marion County, Alabama to the late Taylor and Vera Holcomb Crowe.  He was an Auto Technician and was a Veteran with the Air Force and the Korean War.  He was married to Susan Samples Crowe.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Crowe; 1 daughter, Donna (Robby) Swinney; and 1 sister, Diane Sullins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Hackleburg, Alabama.

Saturday, December 20, 2008, 12:00 Noon, a service will be held from the Pauls Funeral Home in St. Charles, MO.

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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Wallace, John E. - Age 77 - Guin, AL

Mr. John E. Wallace, age 77, of Guin, Alabama, passed away Monday, December 1, 2008, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Visitation Saturday, December 6, 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Wallace was born in Lamar County, Alabama to the late John Henry and Sarah Jones Wallace.  He worked at the Cotton Mill and also was a farmer.

He is survived by 5 sons, Jackie Ray Wallace of Hawaii, James C. Wallace of Iowa, David C. Wallace, Marcus K. Wallace and Randy Wallace, all of Guin, Alabama; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 3 sisters, Mittie Wallace, Betty Jean Wallace, and Virginia Terrell, all of Guin, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry and Sarah Jones Wallace; 1 brother, Rillie Willie (Green) Wallace; and 2 sisters, Effie Lee Downs and Eiffie Mae Salter.

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

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Ryland, Mr. Elton - Age 88 - Shreveport, LA

Elton Murrell Ryland age 88, of Shreveport, LA, passed away peacefully at home December 1, 2008.

Graveside services, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2008, from the Webb Cemetery in Lamar County, AL.  Bro. Sailor officiating.

Mr. Ryland was born February 29, 1920, in Poland, Louisiana, the oldest son of Dennis and Myrtie McCullin Ryland. He graduated from LSU and served as an Air Force pilot in World War II before marrying his wife of 52 years, Maxine Aldridge Ryland, who preceded him in death.

A beloved father and grandfather, Elton is survived by 2 sons Rick Ryland and wife Sally and Rob Ryland and wife Susan Scott; 2 grandsons Frank Ryland and wife Jaime, and Jack Ryland; 2 granddaughters, Kate and Liz Ryland; and 2 great-grandchildren, all of Shreveport, Louisiana; 1 daughter Renea Ryland and husband Tom Loose; 1 granddaughter, Lily Loose; and 1 grandson, Thomas Loose, of Dallas, TX.


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

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Dobbins, Rickey James - Age 48 - Vernon, AL
(August 9, 1960 - December 15, 2008)

Mr. Rickey Dobbins, age 48, of Vernon, Alabama, passed away Monday, December 15, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Visitation at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama, Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral services, Sunday, December 21, 2008, 1:00 p.m., from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Furnace Hill Cemetery. Bro. Luvert Hollis officiating. Serving as active pallbearers will be Douglas Cribbs, Michael Cribbs, Ronald Cribbs, Hopper Cribbs, Thad Cribbs & Danny Moon Jr.

Mr. Dobbins was born August 9, 1960 in Lamar County, AL to Christine Hollis Blake and the late Thurman Dobbins. He was a member of Westside Church of Christ. Mr. Dobbins was a 1978 Graduate of Lamar County High School of Vernon, AL.

He is survived by his mother, Christine Hollis (Bobby R.) Blake of Columbus, MS; his grandmother, Annie C. Hollis of Sulligent, AL; 3 brothers, Robert Hollis of Columbus, MS, Luvert (Martha) Hollis of Germany, Mark (Kim) Hollis of Columbus, GA.; 3 Sisters, Vernita R.(Wayne) Willis of Virginia, Michiel (Kenny) Harris of Lagrange, GA., and Denise Westbrook of Vernon, AL.

He was preceded in death by his father, Thurman Dobbins; his grandfather, Leroy Hollis; his grandmother, Mae Ola Dobbins; and 1 brother, Porter C. Hollis.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL. directing.

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Moore, Lemuel L. "Lem" - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Lemuel L. "Lem" Moore, age 93, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday morning, December 18, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20, 2008 at the Hamilton Church of Christ.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 20th at the Hamilton Church of Christ.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens (Map).

Marion County Funeral Home of 3325 Bexar Ave. E. Hamilton, AL. assisting the family.  (205) 921-5777

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Pickle, James Anthony "Tony" - Age 54 - Beaverton, AL

Mr. James Anthony "Tony" Pickle, age 54, of Beaverton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Guin, AL.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, December 4, 2008, from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro Shane Harris and Bro. Frank Chaney officiating.  Burial in Beaverton City Cemetery (Map).

Mr. Pickle was born in Anniston, AL., on the military base of Ft. McClellan, AL., to James Greely and Minnie Pearl Taylor Pickle.  Tony was a member of the Beaverton Methodist Church and was formerly a Truck Driver for the Johnson Trucking Company in Arkansas.

He is survived by his parents, James Greely and Minnie Pearl Taylor Pickle of Beaverton, AL.; 1 daughter, Brittany Nicole Wade of Ozark, Arkansas; 3 brothers, Freddy (Donna) Pickle of Sulligent, AL., Ben (Eva) Pickle, and Eddie (Karen) Pickle, all of Beaverton, AL.; and 1 granddaughter, Brianna Lashae Wade.

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

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Alaniz, Zeta Mae - Age 81 - Milan, TN 
(September 12, 1927 - December 10, 2008)

Zeta Mae Alaniz, age 81, of Milan, Tennessee, passed away December 10, 2008.

She was born September 12, 1927 in Winters, TX.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 12, 2008, 6:00 -9:00 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison, AL.

Funeral services, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 13, 2008, at Sardis Baptist Church. Burial in Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery.

She is survived by 3 sons, Henry Richard Alaniz, Arthur Lee Alaniz and Michael Anthony Alaniz; 1 daughter, Ethel Mae James; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Rose Ethel Smith; her husband, Richard Alaniz; 1 daughter, Joyce Nielson; 1 grandson, Charlie Farrer; 8 brothers and sisters.

Nichols Funeral Home in Addison, AL., directing.

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Canida, Marcell - Age 72 - Haleyville, AL
(December 10, 1936 - December 10, 2008)

Ms. Marcell Canida, age 72, of Haleyville, Alabama, passed away, Wednesday, December 10, 2008 at her residence. She was born on December 10, 1936, in Winston County, AL.

Private Funeral services were held on Friday, December 12, 2008 at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL. Burial at Littleville Cemetery.

She is survived by her son, Marlon Dale Pipkins; 1 daughter, Carolyn Sue Baker; sisters, Lola Faye Ward and Barbara Ann Clark; grandchildren, Robbie, Matthew, Chaka, and Ashley; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, Marlon Lodean Pipkins; parents, Lawrence & Pearl Adair; brothers, L.Z. Adair, Bobby Ray Adair, Orbra Gene Adair; sister, Bonnie Adair; great-grandson, Austin Tritt Floyd.

Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL., directing.

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Markham, Ms. Johnnie Cantrell - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL

Ms. Johnnie Cantrell Markham, age 85, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Amory, MS.

The family will receive friends Monday, December 22, 2008 at the Hamilton Church of Christ until the time of service at 2:00 p.m.  W.T. Allison and Dale Jenkins officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens (Map).

She is survived by 3 sons, Larry, David and Tom Markham; a host of grandchildren; and 1 sister, Ann Cox.

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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Barnwell, Don Bradley "Brad" - Age 40 - Hackleburg, AL

Don Bradley Barnwell, better known as "Brad", age 40, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2008, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday evening, December 22, 2008, at the Hackleburg First Baptist Church in Hackleburg, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at the Hackleburg First Baptist Church.  Steve Lawrence and Doug Swann officiating.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery (Map) in Hackleburg.

Brad Barnwell was born July 14, 1968, in Ft. Riley, Kansas to Donald E. and Frances Steward Barnwell.  He was a Veteran of the Iraqi War. 

He is survived by his parents, Don and Frances Barnwell; 1 brother, Kevin S. (Jacqueline) Barnwell; 2 nephews, Luke and Jacob Barnwell; grandparents, I.J. and Jerrilean Borden; and by loving aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by the late James and Ivalee Barnwell.

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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Ledbetter, Mrs. Ovia "Nell" - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Ovia "Nell" Ledbetter, age 79, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, December 23, 2008 at North MS. Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at Fulton Bridge Baptist Church in Hamilton.  Visitation 12:00 Noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the church.  Dr. Dan Duncan officiating.  Burial in Fulton Bridge Cemetery (Map).

Mrs. Ledbetter was born January 7, 1929, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late John and Ethel Clay Roberts.  She was married to the late Dexter Ledbetter. She  was a retired Textile Worker.

She is survived by her children, Denise (Gary) Mixon; and Kenneth (Paulette) Ledbetter; grandchildren, Stephanie Mixon, Aaron and Lee-Amber Ledbetter.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dexter Ledbetter; her parents, John & Ethel Roberts; 4 brothers; and 2 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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Northington, Dorothy - Age 89 - Detroit, AL
(August 19, 1919 - December 3, 2008)

Mrs. Dorothy Northington, age 89, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at the Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.

Visitation at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, AL, Thursday evening, December 4, 2008, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral service, Friday, December 5, 2008, 2:00 p.m., from the Detroit United Methodist Church with burial in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery (Map). Bro. Dalton Eason and Bro. Greg Cook officiating. Hilred Lyle Northington, David Brooks, Michael Lynn Northington, Thomas Scott Northington, Kevin Carter and Wade Burton serving as active pallbearers.

Mrs. Northington was born on August 19, 1919 in Lamar County, AL to the late Thomas Jet and Mary Etta Turman Norton. She was a member of the Detroit United Methodist Church. Mrs. Northington was a 1937 graduate of Sulligent High School and attended college at UNA in Florence, AL. She was retired after 38 years from the US Postal Service in Detroit, AL.

She is survived by her husband, Hilrid Northington of Detroit, AL; 1 son, Harry (Libby) Northington of Detroit, AL; 6 grandchildren, David Brooks, Betsy (Kevin) Carter, Emily (Wade) Burton, Lyle Northington, Michael Lynn (Beverly) Northington, Scottie Northington; 6 great-grandchildren, Brittney Carter, Brandon Carter, Bailey Northington, Blake Northington, Courtney Brooks and Cody Brooks; 3 sisters, Madeline Spence of Louisville, KY, Virginia Pitts of Gulfport, MS, and Annie Mae Davis of Birmingham, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Jet and Mary Etta Turman Norton; 1 son, Michael Northington; 3 brothers, George Norton, Roland Norton, and T.J. Norton; 1 sister, Frances Otts; 1 grandson, Michael Jay Northington.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Palmer, Bro. Larry Wayne - Age 52 - Winfield, AL 
(October 17, 1956 - December 1, 2008)

Bro. Larry Wayne Palmer, age 52, of Winfield, Alabama, formerly of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Monday, December 1, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation at the Otts Funeral Home, Tuesday evening, December 2, 2008, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral service, Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 2:00 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Guin City Cemetery (Map). Bro. James Godsey and Dr. Larry Wates officiating. Tommy Taylor, Tommy Standridge, Bobby Jones, Troy Hollis, Eric McAdams and Kenneth Bankhead serving as active pallbearers.

Bro. Palmer was born on October 17, 1956 in Marion County, AL to Willa Dean Palmer and the late Delmer Palmer. He was a member of the Shepherds Fields Church of God. Bro. Palmer was a pastor for many years. He enjoyed fishing.

He is survived by his mother, Willa Dean Palmer of Guin, AL; his wife, Patty Palmer of Winfield, AL; 4 sons, Jason (Melanie) Palmer of Detroit, AL, Curtis Palmer of Detroit, AL, John (Jessica) Rossi of Vernon, AL, Jeremy Rossi of Arkansas; 2 daughters, Kim (Jessie) Adams of Winfield, AL, Kristy Palmer of Winfield, AL; 8 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Ronald (Lobonia) Palmer of Ramsey, MS, and Michael (Stacey) Palmer of Twin, AL; and 1 sister, Norma (Jerry) Knight, Guin, AL.

He was preceded in death by his father, Delmer Palmer; grandparents, John and Callie Franks; and 1nephew, Justin Knight.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Harder, Ms. Faye Underwood - Age 68 - Gattman, MS
(March 31, 1940 - December 4, 2008)

Ms. Faye Underwood Harder, age 68, of Gattman, Mississippi, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2008 at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory, Mississippi.

Visitation at the Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, Alabama, Saturday evening, December 6, 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral service, Sunday, December 7, 2008, 2:00 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Bethlehem Cemetery (Map) in Hamilton, AL. Bro. Robert Earl Fowlkes officiating.

Ms. Harder was born on March 31, 1940 in Whiteville, West Virginia to the late Homer C. and Maudie Bussard Underwood. She was married to the late Edward Harder. Ms. Harder was a 1958 graduate of Whiteville High School. She was of the Baptist faith. She had previously worked as a seamstress.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Lisa Ann (Ladd) Lawrence of Columbus, OH, Vickie Van Fossen of Nokesville, VA, and Karol (Ricky) Perry of Gattman, MS; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Homer Underwood of Sulligent, AL; 4 sisters, Jean Brown of Sulligent, AL, Kathleen Bearfield of Beckley, West VA, Claudette Underwood, Waukegan, IL, and Mary Lou Underwood, Arizona

She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer C. and Maudie Bussard Underwood; her husband, Edward Harper; 2 sisters, Drucille Underwood, and Nellie Underwood; 1 brother, Hollis Underwood.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL. directing.

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Stanford, Guy - Age 80 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Guy Stanford, age 80, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, December 26, 2008 at his residence. 

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel, following the visitation.  Burial in Mays-Moses Cemetery (Map).

Mr. Stanford was preceded in death by his parents, Claburn and Ennis Mays Stanford; and 1 son, Bob Stanford.

He is survived by 1 son, Rick Stanford.

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

Marion County Funeral Home of 3325 Bexar Ave. E. Hamilton, AL. assisting the family.  (205) 921-5777

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Taylor, Ruby Louise Northington - Age 97 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Ruby Louise Northington Taylor, age 97, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, December 26, 2008 in Fulton, Mississippi.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday night, December 27th, at the funeral home.  Funeral service, Sunday, December 28, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Jack Harder officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens (Map). 

Mrs. Taylor was born June 3, 1911, to the late Robert and Lucindy Borden Northington.  She was a Homemaker and a member of Bexar Methodist Church.

She is survived by 5 sons, Tommie Hugh (Ovelene) Taylor, Lewis (Ann) Taylor, Allen (Pat) Taylor, Jerry (Linda) Taylor, and Jimmy (Dianne) Taylor, all of Hamilton, AL.; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; a host of nieces; nephews; and sister-in-law Ora Taylor Sims; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Lucindy Borden Northington; her husband, Gaston Taylor; 4 sisters; 3 brothers; and 6 brothers and sisters as infants.

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, John "Gary" - Age 70 - Hackleburg, AL

Mr. John "Gary" Hudson, age 70, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Saturday, December 27, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday evening, December 29, 2008 at the Hackleburg First Baptist Church in Hackleburg, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at the Hackleburg First Baptist Church.  Heath McCarley and Steve Lawrence officiating.  Burial in Union Hill Cemetery (Map) in Hackleburg, Alabama.

Mr. Hudson was born February 24, 1938 in Marion County, Alabama, to Chloreane Burleson and the late John Hudson.  He was married to Martha Cleveland Hudson and was a retired Surveyor from the State of Alabama Highway Department.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Hudson; his mother, Chloreane Nelson; 1 brother, B. J. Hudson; 4 sisters, Virginia Russo, Pam Hudson, Elaine Hudson, and Patricia Terry; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Hudson.

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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Ingle, Mr. Billy Joe - Age 74 - Haleyville, AL

Mr. Billy Joe Ingle, age 74, of Haleyville, Alabama, passed away Saturday night, December 27, 2008 at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday evening, December 29, 2008 at the White House Church of Christ.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday morning, December 30, 2008 at the White House Church of Christ (Map).  Burial in Middle Cemetery in Hackleburg, AL.

Mr. Ingle was born June 2, 1934 to the late Grady and Aronie Purser Ingle.  He was married to Nellie McCarley Ingle and was a retired Farmer and Truck Driver.

He is survived by his wife, Nellie McCarley Ingle; 3 children, Debra Ingle (Ricky) Cochran, Phillip (Joyce) Ingle, and Brent (Wanda) Ingle; 8 grandchildren, Shannon (Keri) Davis, Kimberly (Rodney) Carter, Wendy Davis, Melissa Ingle, Jason Ingle, Britni (Dale) Hood, Hilari Ingle, and Joey Ingle; 6 great-grandchildren, Denise, Ashley, and Chaslie Carter, and Austin, Brandon, and Colton Davis; brothers and sisters, Mayrene (Nolen) Tyler, Martha Sue (Larry) Norris, and Larry (Betty) Ingle; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws, Marie Ingle, Dottie Ingle, Johnny King, Bobby Burks, Elton McCarley, Mary Lou Lynch, Maxine Lockhart, Alvis (Jeannie) McCarley, James (Wanda) McCarley, Elmon McCarley, Rex (Susan) McCarley, and Danny (Donna) McCarley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Aronia Ingle; brothers, James Edward (Bud), Leburn, Bob, and Jack Ingle; and sisters, Mary Lou Burks, and Earline King.

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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Glass, Ludie Mae - Age 91 - Vernon, AL
(November 30, 1917 - December 26, 2008)

Mrs. Ludie Mae Glass, age 91, of the Care Center of Vernon, passed away Friday, December 26, 2008 at Fayette medical Center in Fayette, AL.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., at the Otts Funeral Home, Monday evening, December 29, 2008. Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2008 from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Bud Glass officiating. Burial in Glass Cemetery.

Mrs. Glass was born November 30, 1917 in Lamar County, AL to the late Glenn and Annie Mae Brock Betts. She was the wife of the late Gus Glass. Mrs. Glass was a member of Rising Star Baptist Church. She loved her great-grand boys and enjoyed sewing.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Joe Earl (Vanessa) Glass of Troy, AL., Bud (Bridget) Glass of Sulligent, AL.; great-grandchildren, Marcue Glass, Byron Glass and Roman Glass; sisters, Vandie Sykes of Anniston, AL., Lucille Simpson of Anniston, AL., Ella Jemison of Anniston, AL.; sisters-in-law, Mary Betts of Reform, AL., and Eula Mae Betts of Hattiesburg, MS.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Annie Mae Betts; her husband, Gus Glass; sons, Orange Glass and T.J. Glass; brothers, Lewis Solomon Betts, Willie Harrison Betts, and Junior Betts; sisters, Willie Mae Betts, Dolly B. Betts and Ophelia Betts.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Carter, Mr. Richard Doyle - Age 48 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Richard Doyle Carter, age 48, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2008 in Hamilton.

Visitation 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday night, December 29, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Curtis Sutton officiating.  Burial in Barnesville Cemetery(Map).  Pallbearers:  Eddie Byrd, Chris Cox, Richard Stuart, Jimmy Wayne Holland, James Clark and Tyson Holland.

Mr. Carter was born December 11, 1960, in Marion County, Alabama, to Ottis Doyle and Lilly Byrd Carter.  He was in the Landscaping business and was an avid arrow head collector.

He is survived by his parents, Ottis Doyle and Lilly Byrd Carter; sisters, Cathy (Larry) Clark, Diane (Dale) Franks, and Vickie (Jerry) Pruitt; and a very special friend, Tyson Holland.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts and uncles. 

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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Phillips, Ms. Willene - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL

Ms. Willene Phillips, age 87, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2008 at North MS. Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at Free Water Baptist Church. The body to lie-in-state from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. prior to service.  Burial in Center Cemetery (Map).

Marion County Funeral Home of 3325 Bexar Ave. E. Hamilton, AL. assisting the family.  (205) 921-5777

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Bannister, Ms. Mary Catherine "Cat" Stone - Age 80 - Hamilton, AL

Ms. Mary Catherine "Cat" Stone Bannister, age 80, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, Thursday, January 1, 2009, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m., prior to funeral service at the Hamilton First Baptist Church in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., January 1, 2009 at the Hamilton First Baptist Church.  Pallbearers, David Clark, rusty Castleberry, Tom Johnson, Josh Irvin, Drew Manley, Austin Jones, and Tim Mansfield.

"Cat" was born December 17, 1928, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Leviel and Ella Mae Holloway Stone.  She was retired.

"Cat" is survived by 1 daughter, Belva Bannister (Dennis) Wiginton of Hamilton, AL.; 1 son, Eddie Bannister of Hamilton, AL.; 1 grandson, Patrick (Kori) Wiginton of Cullman, AL.; several nieces and nephews; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leviel and Ella Holloway Stone; and 2 sisters, Naomi and Carolyn.

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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Cantrell, Mrs. Hazel Brumley - Age 87 - Lawrenceville, GA (Formerly of Hodges, AL)

Mrs. Hazel Brumley Cantrell, age 87, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, and formerly of Hodges, Alabama, passed away Monday, December 29, 2008.

Visitation 12:30 till 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Graveside at Mt. Olive.  Burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery (Map).

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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Holloway, Arthur "Art" Brittin - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Arthur "Art" Brittin Holloway, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, January 1, 2009 at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 2, 2009 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.  The body to lie-in-state 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the church prior to service.  Burial in Marion Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Marion County Funeral Home of 3325 Bexar Ave. E. Hamilton, AL. assisting the family.  (205) 921-5777

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Allen Sr., Johnny Edward - Age 58 - Brilliant, AL (formerly of Lehigh Acres, FL)

Johnny Edward Allen Sr., age 58 of Brilliant (formerly of Lehigh Acres, FL) passed away Monday, December 29, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Allen is survived by his wife of forty years, Pamela Glenn Allen; three sons, Johnny E. (Renee) Allen, Jr., Jamie (April) Allen, and Ronnie Allen, all of Lehigh Acres, FL; a sister, Kathy Meekes of Lehigh Acres, FL; seven grandchildren, Angel Casey, Macey Johnston, Cody Allen, Tori Allen, Aaron Hardgrove, Sheldon Allen, and Logan Allen; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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Conrad, Mrs. Teddy Jean Terrell - Age 63 - Sulligent, AL
(May 14, 1945 - December 21, 2008)

Mrs. Teddie Jean Conrad, age 63, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Sunday, December 21, 2008 at the residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday evening, December 23, 2008, at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, AL.

Funeral service, Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. from the Otts funeral Home Chapel with burial in Kingsville Cemetery. Bro. Mitch Nethery officiating.

Serving as active pallbearers, Jimmy Vann, William Kelley, Jerry Hanratty, Wade Vann, Tommy Conrad & Kenneth Conrad Jr.

Mrs. Conrad was born May 14, 1945 in Lamar County, AL to the late J.B. and Verla Thompson Terrell. She was a member of Sulligent United Methodist Church. Mrs. Conrad was retired from Winfield Cotton Mill. She enjoyed her grandsons.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Conrad of Sulligent,AL.; daughter, Nicki (Richard) Millikin of Columbus, MS; grandchildren, Ryan J. Millikin & Jacob Conrad.

She was preceded in death by her parents, J.B. Terrell and Verla Thompson Terrell-Carruth; brothers, Dennis Terrell and Tommy Terrell.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL. directing.

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Murphy, Mr. Billy Eugene - Age 74 - Detroit, AL 
(March 8, 1934 - December 20, 2008)

Mr. Billy Murphy, age 74, of Detroit, AL., passed away Saturday, December 20, 2008 at the residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Otts Funeral Home Monday evening, December 22, 2008.

Funeral services, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 23, 2008 from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, AL., with burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Tim Markham officiating.

Serving as active pallbearers, Jeremy Cantrell, Alex Murphy, Steve Cantrell, Scott Cantrell, Donald Puckett & Rex Dalton.

Mr. Murphy was born March 8, 1934 in Lamar County, AL to the late Monroe and Mamie Gilliland Murphy. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Murphy had previously owned a gas station in Detroit, AL. He was a previous member of the Detroit Rescue Squad. Mr. Murphy has been serving as Mayor of Detroit, AL. for the past 15 years.

He is survived by his wife, Neva Gray Seaborn Murphy of Detroit, AL; son, Steve (Annelle) Murphy of Hoover, AL; daughter, Sheila (Steve) Cantrell of Detroit, AL; grandchildren, Emily Murphy, Alex Murphy, Jeremy (Danielle) Cantrell. & Scott Cantrell; great-grandchildren, Cameron Cantrell, Kaleb Cantrell, and Danica Cantrell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Monroe and Mamie Murphy; brothers, Burton, Burley & J.L. Murphy; sisters, Mae Reeves & Laverne Rye.


Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL. directing.

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Hollis, Ola Mae Fleming - Age 78 - Sulligent, AL
(January 31, 1930 - December 9, 2008)

Mrs. Ola Mae Fleming Hollis, age 78, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at the residence.

Visitation, 9:00 a.m., at the Otts Funeral Home Sunday morning until service time at 12:00 Noon.

Funeral services, 12:00 Noon, Sunday, December 14, 2008 from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Brown Cemetery. Bro. Othell Sullivan officiating.

Serving as active pallbearers, James Johnson, Anthony Kaufman, Alex Kaufman, Clyde Kaufman, Ronnie Wilson and Kenneth Smith.

Mrs. Hollis was born January 31, 1930 in Lamar County, AL to the late Robert and Sallie Johnson Fleming. She was married to the late James Hollis. Mrs. Hollis was a member of Powell Chapel CME. She enjoyed cooking, gardening and taking care of her grandchildren.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Sally (Bob) Johnson of Sulligent, AL, Georgia (Clyde) Kaufman of Montgomery, AL, and Ola Dean (Ray) Wilson of Sulligent, AL; grandchildren, Anthony (Vanessa) Kaufman, Renee Johnson, James Johnson, Alex Kaufman, Dionna Wilson, and Sharae Wilson; 3 nieces, Sandra Fleming, Beverly Fleming & Adell Fleming; and 1 nephew, Robbie Fleming.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Sallie Johnson Fleming; her husband, James Hollis; great-grandchild, Veneto Dewayne Smith, Jr.; 3 brothers, Hewitt Fleming, George Ray Fleming, and Clyde Fleming; and 1 Infant sister.


Otts Funeral Home, of Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Rowell, Mr. Robbie - Age 43 - Haleyville, AL
(April 8, 1965 - December 31, 2008

Mr. Robbie Rowell, age 43, of Haleyville, Alabama, passed away December 31, 2008 at the Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, January 1, 2009, at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 2, 2009 at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL. Joseph Martin officiating. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery (Map).

Mr. Rowell was born April 8, 1965 in Haleyville, AL.

He is survived by 1 brother, Rickie Rowell; 4 sisters, Evelyn Dodd, Kathy Chastain, Debbie Martin, and Julie Vickers.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Violet Rowell; and his father, Jimmy Rowell.

Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL. directing.

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Ballard, Mr. Buren - Age 88 - Bay, AR (Formerly of Hodges, AL)
(December 11, 1920 - December 29, 2008)

Buren Ballard, 88, of Bay, Arkansas, died Monday afternoon, December 29, 2008, at his home. He was born December 11, 1920, in Hodges, Alabama but had lived most of his life in Bay, AR. He was a member of the Bay First Baptist Church where he served as deacon. At one time he was the chair of the deacons. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loved farming; loved the smell of the dirt. Mr. Ballard was a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Charles & Linda Ballard Glass, Jonesboro, AR., Sherry Ballard Liggett, Bay, AR.; a sister, Mary Lou Ballard Williams and her husband Johnny, San Angelo, Texas; grandchildren, Melissa Rebstock, David Glass, Amber Stone, April Liggett; great grandchildren, Jared Stover, Skye Stover, Caitlyn Glass, and Gibson Glass.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Ballard and his parents, Ben Harris & Melissa Nichols Ballard.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bay First Baptist Church with Brother Danny Taylor officiating. Emerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will take place on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery (Map) in Hodges, Alabama.

Active pallbearers will be Lynn Scott, Elbert Bradford, Mike Bradford, Carbert Rodgers, Bobby Turman, Mark Travis, Randy Mink, Quillion Vincent, Brett Scott, Brandy Scott, Michael Ashlock, and David Carter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Loyd Nix, Bill Stone, Donny Liggett, Alton Holmes, Members of the Sure Shot Hunting Club, Randy Skaggs, and Alvin Hill.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening, December 30, 2008, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Bay First Baptist Church, in Bay, Arkansas.

For lasting memorials, the family requests that consideration be given to Bay First Baptist Church, 200 Central Avenue, Bay, Arkansas, 72411.

Obituary courtesy of JoAnn Stricklin.

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Ingle, Mr. Petie  - Age 74 - Guin, AL

Mr. Petie Ingle, age 74, of Guin, AL died Sunday, December 21, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Born in Guin, AL. He is the Son of the late Thayer and Conelia Berryhill Ingle. He had lived in Guin most of his life was owner of Ingle’s Cable Company and a member of the Guin First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his Wife, Ruth Franks Ingle of Guin, AL, A Daughter, Judy (Bobby) Ledbetter of New Market, AL A Son, Brian (Jan) Ingle of Florence, Al and 2 Grand Daughters, April and Leslie Ledbetter.

Services held Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. John Hambright officiating.

Visitation Tuesday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.

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

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Castle, George Thomas - Age 62 - Sulligent, AL 

George Thomas Castle age 62 of Sulligent, Alabama died Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at his residence.

He was born in Greenville, MS to the late Roe Thomas and Carrie Mae Walden Castle. He was a truck driver, Mr. Castle Hauled the US Mail for eleven years and was of the Baptist Faith.

Survived by his Wife: Deborah Gosa Castle of Sulligent, AL, Four Sons: Billy (Cynthia) Castle, Jason Castle and Ryan Castle all of Sulligent, AL, Tommy (Andre) Castle of Amory, MS, One Daughter: Georgia Castle Easter of Sulligent, Al, Three Grandsons: Michael Easter, Tyler Castle and Dillon Castle, Two Grand Daughters: Brittany Easter and Megan Castle, Two step Grandsons; Cody Wright and Justin Sheely, One step Grand Daughter Bethany Sheely.

Preceded in death by his Parents and an infant Daughter Tabitha Ann Castle.

Memorial Services held Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 6:00 P.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Keith Rudy officiating.

In Lieu of flower donations may be made to the National Cancer Research Fund.


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

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Guyton, Margel Joan - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL

Margel Joan Guyton age 75 of Hamilton, Alabama died Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at her residence.

She was born in Mindota, Missouri in Putnam County to Loyd and Marrie Morris Shadden. She loved her children, grandchildren and family. Margel loved antiques, motorcycle riding, four wheelers, and was a gun marksman. She was also manager of the Marion County Lake for Many Years along with her husband James E. Guyton, and both were of the Baptist Faith.

Survived by her Husband: James E. Guyton of Hamilton, AL, Four Sons: Michael Guyton of Moline, IL, Terry Guyton and Rick Guyton both of Huntsville, AL and Perry Guyton of Bessemer, AL, Four Sisters: Barbara Veach , Deloris Frizzle, Betty McClain and Pat Shadden, Three Brothers: Billy Shadden and Dick Shadden of Moline, IL and Bob Shadden of Davenport, Iowa, Eight Grandchildren and Six Great Grandchildren and a host of Nieces and Nephews and other family members.

Proceeded in death by her Parents: Loyd and Marrie Morris Shadden, Two Sisters: Jean Shadden and Wanda Shadden and One Brother: Tom Shadden.

Services held Monday, December 22, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Wofford Cemetery. Bro Lester Isabel officiating.

Pallbearers were Sons and Grandsons.

Visitation Sunday, December 21, 2008 from 6:00 To 8: 00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc of Sulligent, Alabama directing.

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