Obituaries

February - 2008

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Atkinson, Billy Gene - Age 74 - Haleyville, AL    2/5/08

Belk, Mr. Riley - Age - Muscle Shoals, AL (Formerly of Sulligent, AL)    3/9/08

Butler, Annie A. - Age 84 - Vernon, AL    2/7/08

Cantrell, Lonnie - Age 83 - Vernon, AL   2/28/08

Cole, Blanche - Age 78 - Guin, AL    2/6/08

Crowe, Jean Harris - Age 74 - Hamilton, AL    2/19/08

Dill, Nelle Wright - Age 85 - Bishopville, S.C.   2/28/08

Duggar, Cliff - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL    2/14/08

Dunavant, Thomas Andrew - Age 78 - Winfield, AL    2/3/08

Estes, Jewel Dean Tidwell - Age 60 - Winfield, AL    2/11/08

Evans, Franklin D. - Age 71 - Sulligent, AL    1/19/08

Geisler, Yvonne Davis - Age 72 - Carbon Hill, AL    2/26/08

Godsey, Dillon Bishop - Age 2 months - Fayetteville, TN    2/18/08

Gunter, William Thomas - Age 71 - Sulligent, AL     2/11/08

Hagney, Beverly Asbury - Age 78 - Guin, AL    2/1/08

Harris, Clinton - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL    2/16/08

Harris, Thelma Brock - Age 79 - Winfield, AL    2/23/08

Holley, Vera Reeves - Age 96 - Sulligent, AL    2/26/08

Irvin, Eva Lee - Age 89 - Sulligent, AL    1/18/08

Jackson, Era May - Age 91 - Winfield, AL    2/21/08

Jackson, Marie Frye - Age 65 - Sulligent, AL    2/23/08

Johnson, John Ralph - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL    2/24/08

Jones, Lois McWhirter - Age 94 - Eldridge, AL    2/21/08

Kennemur, Henry Grady - Age 85 - Phil Campbell, AL     2/10/08

Knight,  Glaspy - Age 96 - Guin, AL    2/11/08

Lucas, Dorothy - Age 80 - Beaverton, AL    2/25/08

Mansell, Timothy James "T.J" - Age 9 Months-28 Days - Hamilton, AL    2/11/08

In Honor Of: Gary Wayne Mays, Sr. - August 9, 1945 - February 28, 1980    2/28/1980

Otts, J.D. - age 78 - Sulligent, AL    2/15/08

Owsley, William Joseph - Age 60 - Michigan (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    2/21/08

Parker, Tandy "Man" Flint - Age 69 - Hackleburg, AL    2/3/08

Pearce, Hoyt - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL    2/22/08

Perry, Judith "Judy" Ritch - Age 69 - Winfield, AL   2/19/08

Raper, Floyd "Big Jim" - Age 86 - Hackleburg, AL    2/25/08

Raper, James L. - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL    2/14/08

Roberts, Belton Franklin, Jr. - Age 83 - Brilliant, AL    2/25/08

Roberts, James Perry "Jim" - Age 95 - Winfield, AL    2/1/08

Rye, Laverne Murphy - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL    2/27/08

Sanderson, Maxine McKay - Age 88 - Winfield, AL    2/15/08

Sanderson, Vera Otts - Age 84 - Vernon, AL    2/26/08

Shotts, Ruble - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL    2/16/08

Smith, James "Jim" Harley - Age 52 - Hamilton, AL    2/11/08

Summerford, Megan Kathrine Fite - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL    2/26/08

Tucker, Jerry Loyd - Age 72 - Eldridge, AL    2/1/08

Wade, Ann Bishop - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL   2/25/08

Webb, Raymond Harold - Age 74 - Michigan    2/9/08

Webster, William Arlington “Willie” - Age 67 - Winfield, AL    2/3/08

Whisenant, Ethel McCarley - Age 85 - Hackleburg, AL    2/11/08

Williams, M. Eloise McCaleb - Age 85 - Monument, CO (Formerly of Hubbertville, in Fayette Co., AL)    2/8/08

Wilson, Grover - Age 90 - Guin, AL    2/10/08

Wood, Andrew Jackson "Jack" - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL    2/13/08

 

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Parker, Tandy "Man" Flint - Age 69 - Hackleburg, AL    2/3/08

Mr. Tandy "Man" Flint Parker, age 69, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2008, at his residence.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 5, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. David Sanderson, officiating.  Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Monday, February 4, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Parker was born February 13, 1938 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Flint and Mollie Bell Gills Parker.  He was the widower of the late Carolyn Parker and was a Farmer.

He is survived by a host of nieces & nephews; brothers, Alvin Parker, and Ludie Parker; and 1 sister Tellie Stone.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Flint and Mollie Bell Gills Parker; his wife, Carolyn Parker; 5 brothers; and 1 sister.

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

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

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Belk, Riley - Age - Muscle Shoals, AL (Formerly of Sulligent, AL)

(January 27, 1912 - February 9, 2008)

U.S. Veteran Mr. Riley Belk age 96 of Muscle Shoals, AL, formerly of Sulligent, passed away Saturday morning Feb. 9,2008 in Muscle Shoals.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 11, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent Alabama with burial in the Sulligent City Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 12 until services time at 2 p.m.

Mr. Belk was born January 27, 1912 in Lamar County, AL to the late Luther Daniel and Sally Real Belk. He was member of Avalon Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals. Mr. Belk was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII and also was involved in the Normandy Invasion (D-Day). He was a 1932 graduate of Sulligent High School. Mr. Belk previously worked for Waddell Trucking Company in Rockford, IL. He enjoyed gardening.

SURVIVORS: Daughter: Becky (Larry) Hammond, Muscle Shoals, AL; Grandchildren: Tim (Gina) Mashburn, Terry (Susie) Mashburn, Chad Young & Robin (Kim) Bryant; Great Grandchildren: Chelsea Bryant, Carly Bryant, Houston Mashburn, Blake Bryant, Ross Mashburn & Colin Young.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Luther Daniel and Sally Belk; Wife: Lorene Johnson Belk; Sisters: Nettie Spruiell & Ludie Spruiell; Brothers: Wiley Belk, James F. Belk & Clifton Belk.


Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL. officiating.

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Butler, Annie A. - Age 84 - Vernon, AL
(September 24, 1923 - February 7, 2008)

Ms. Annie A. Butler, age 84, of the Vernon Care Center in Vernon, Alabama, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2008 at Fayette Medical Center.

Graveside services, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2008, with burial at the Sulligent City Cemetery/ the Gilmer addition, Sulligent, Alabama.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL. officiating.

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Cole, Blanche - Age 78 - Guin, AL
(January 22, 1930 - February 6, 2008)

Mrs. Blanche Cole, age 78 of Guin, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral services, 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 8, 2008 at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Love Joy Cemetery. Bro. Randy Wright officiating.

Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, Thursday evening, February 7, 2008.

Mrs. Cole was born January 22, 1930 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late William Sanders and Rigia Gosa Woods. She was a member of the Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Cole enjoyed quilting, sewing and reading. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband: Elbert Cole; 2 Sons: Jimmie (Lota) Cole, Tuscaloosa, AL, Ronnie (Shelia) Cole, Guin, AL; 3 Daughters, Sandra (Gary) Sorrells, Beaverton, AL, Brenda (Craig) Stanford, Beaverton, AL, and Vicky (Scotty) Tucker, Guin, AL; 11 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Gary Woods, Beaverton, AL; 5 sisters: Loretta McGarity, West Point, MS, Wanetta McGibbony, West Point, MS, Grey Gilliland, Beaverton, AL, Jeanetta Ray Easterwood, Beaverton, AL, and Barbara Clark, Jasper, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sanders and Rigia Gosa Woods; 4 brothers, Robert
Woods, Daryl Woods, Cherry Woods, and Jerry "Bud" Woods; 1 infant brother; 1 infant sister; and 1 great-granddaughter, Ariel Paige Paul.

Serving as Active Pallbearers will be Marcus Sorrells, Jeremy Sorrells, Michael Sorrells, Eric Blakney, Cary Blakney and Dewayne Cole.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL officiating.

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Kennemur, Henry Grady - Age 85 - Phil Campbell, AL     2/10/08

Henry Grady Kennemur, age 85, of Phil Campbell, Alabama, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2008 at Shoals Hospital.

Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at the Hackleburg Church of God of Prophecy.  Funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Clint Knowles and Bro. Brian Sutton officiating.  Burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Mr. Kennemur was born March 15, 1922 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Ralph and Omie Brewer Kennemur.   He was married to Johnnie Harris Kennemur.  Mr. Kennemur was a Teacher in the Colbert County School System and was a WWII Veteran who was a POW (Prisoner of War) in WWII (World War II).

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Harris Kennemur; 4 sons, Henry, Tommy, Eddie, and Elton Kennemur of Phil Campbell, Alabama; 2 granddaughters, Bridget (Jamie) Branum of Huntsville, AL. and Leanna Kennemur of Florence, Alabama; 2 great-grandchildren, Makayla & Marshall Penny of Huntsville, Alabama; 1 sister, Willie Frederick of Hackleburg, Alabama; & a host of extended family & friends.

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

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

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Whisenant, Ethel McCarley - Age 85 - Hackleburg, AL     2/11/08

Ethel Whisenant, age 85, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Monday, February 11, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2008, at the Hackleburg Funeral Home Chapel in Hackleburg, AL.  Funeral service, Wednesday, 2:00 p.m., February 13, 2008 at the Hackleburg Funeral Home Chapel in Hackleburg with burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery, Hackleburg.  Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.

Mrs. Whisenant was born December 17, 1922 in Franklin County, Alabama to the late Ulysses Grant and Bertha Mae Lindsey McCarley.  She was the widow of Virdie Whisenant and a retired Machine Operator at Wrangler.

She is survived by 2 sons, Hugh Don Whisenant, and Doyle Whisenant; 1 daughter, Tammy Whisenant McGinnis; 8 grandchildren, Tony Whisenant, Shawona Frederick, Susan Jordan, Crystal Posey, Jennifer Whisenant, Tara Whisenant, Jessica Whisenant, and Justin Whisenant; 8 great-great grandchildren, Alexis Frederick, Shelby Jordan, Brandi & Gia Posey, Haley & Peyton Whisenant, Laken Frederick, & Anthony Whisenant; 2 brothers, Girlie and  & Dalton McCarley. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ulysses Grant and Bertha Mae Lindsey McCarley; her husband, Virdie Whisenant; 2 sisters; and 3 brothers.

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

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

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Smith, James "Jim" Harley - Age 52 - Hamilton, AL    2/11/08

James "Jim" Harley Smith, age 52, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, February 11, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral service, 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.  Bro. Dan Duncan officiating. 

"Jim" was born April 16, 1955, in Alabama to the late Jack Edward and Lucille Dill Smith.  He was disabled at the time of his death. 

He is survived by 2 daughters, Dana Smith, Nashville, TN., and Shanna Self, Brilliant, AL.; 6 grandchildren, Christopher Smith, Brittney Malone, Madeline Smith, Gavin Self, Victoria Self, and Drew Smith; and 1 brother, John Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack Edward and Lucille Dill Smith; 1 daughter, Vickie Amanda Smith;1 son, Carson Blaze Smith; and 1 brother, Jack Edward Smith, Jr.

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

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

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Mansell, Timothy James "T.J." - Age 9 Months-28 Days - Hamilton, AL    2/11/08

Timothy James "T.J." Mansell, age 9 months and 28 days, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, February 11, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2008, at Praise Assembly Church, Bexar Ave. W. in Weston, with burial to follow in Palmer Church Cemetery.  Bro. Skip Alexander officiating.  Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2008 at Praise Assembly Church in Weston.

"T.J." was born April 13, 2007 at Winfield, Alabama to Josh and Christy Williams Mansell of Hamilton, Alabama.

He is survived by his parents, Josh and Christy Williams Mansell of Hamilton, AL.; 2 brothers, Austin and Kaleb Mansell of Hamilton, AL.; 1 sister, Whitney Mansell of Hamilton, AL.; grandparents, Paul and Patricia Mansell of Hamilton, AL.; grandparents, Robert and Ruby Williams of Blackshear, GA.; 2 uncles, Eugene (Amanda) Williams of Hamilton, AL., and Jerry Williams of Blackshear, GA.; 3 aunts, Jessica Mansell of Hamilton, AL., Lisa (Edward) Milton of Hamilton, AL., and Amanda Williams of Blackshear, GA.; and a host of family and friends.

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

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

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Wood, Andrew Jackson "Jack" - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL    2/13/08

Andrew Jackson "Jack" Wood, age 85, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. Friday, February, 15, 2008 at First United Methodist Church of Hamilton, with funeral service to begin Friday at 2:00 p.m. following the visitation. Bro. Mac Buttram officiating.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery, Hackleburg, AL.

Mr. "Jack" Wood was the son of the late James Hiram and Evie Frederick Wood.  He was married to Lena Mae Wood and was a President and CEO in the Banking Industry.  Mr. Wood was a Veteran of WWII.  He was an active member of Hamilton United Methodist Church and a life-long Banker and Businessman.  After retirement, he had hobbies like, rose gardens and he was a diehard Alabama fan.

He is survived by his wife, Lena Mae Wood; son, George (Becky) Wood; daughter, Andra (James) Burleson; son, Fred (Paula) Wood; grandchildren, Shawn Wood, Lance (Penny) Wood, Michelle (Nick) Belousky, Michael (Julie) Burleson, Rachel (Jeremy) Streetman, Leah Wood and Clark Wood; great-grandchildren, Jack & Shea Wood, Caroline & Emma Belousky, and William Anderson Streetman; and 1 sister, Elsie Boyett.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hiram and Evie Frederick Wood; 1 son, Barry Richard Wood; 5 brothers; and 1 sister.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to "The American Heart Association" or "Asera Care Hospice".

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

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

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Raper, James L. - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL    2/14/08

James Raper, age 79, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2008 at a Birmingham hospital.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 16, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery.  Bro. Ted Burleson officiating.  Visitation, Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., February 15, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.

Mr. Raper was born October 6, 1928 in Franklin County, Alabama to the late Jose and Rendie Black Raper.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict.  He was married to Neva Carter Raper and worked in management at ACCO Industries.  He was of the Church of Christ faith.

He is survived by his wife, Neva Carter Raper; 2 daughters, Neita (Mark) Phillips of Jacksonville, Arkansas, and Theresa Kutzley of Hamilton, AL.; 2 grandchildren, James (Chaz`kua) Kutzley of Austin, TX., and Brian Kutzley of Hamilton, AL.; 1 step-grandson, Johnathan Kutzley of Austin, TX.; and 1 great-grandson, Hunter James Kutzley. 

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

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

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Shotts, Ruble - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL    2/16/08

Mr. Ruble Shotts, age 86, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008 at Sunset Manor, Guin, Alabama.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Hamilton.  Funeral service, Monday, 2:00 p.m., following the visitation at the First Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

Mr. Shotts was a retired teacher at Hamilton High School in Hamilton, AL.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.

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Harris, Clinton - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL    2/16/08

Mr. Clinton Harris, age 87, Hamilton, Alabama passed away Saturday, February 16, 2008.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2008 at Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service to follow visitation at 2:00 p.m. at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel, Hamilton, Alabama.  Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.

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Duggar, Cliff - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL    2/14/08

Mr. Cliff Duggar, age 85, Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, February 14, 2008 at Russellville Hospital, Russellville, AL.

Visitation, Saturday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., February 16, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 17, 2008 at the Hamilton Church of Christ.  Bro. Ted Burleson and Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Mr. Duggar was born July 18, 1922 in Alabama to the late William Judson and Olivia Shirley Duggar.  He worked as a foreman for Goodyear Tires.  He was married to Fayrene Hamrick Duggar.

He is survived by his wife, Fayrene Hamrick Duggar; 1 son, Harold Duggar; 1 step-daughter, Melinda McAdams; 1 stepson, George McAdams; 1 granddaughter, Denay Brown; 1 grandson, John Hinson; and 2 great-grandsons.

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

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

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Hagney, Beverly - Age 78 - Guin, AL

Beverly Hagney age 78 of Guin, AL died Friday February 1, 2008 at her residence.

Born in Kalamazoo Michigan she is the daughter of the late Ray W. Asbury Sr. and Beulah Stephens Asbury and the wife of the late Gerald Lewis Hagney. She was a loving Mother and Homemaker and a wonderful Artist. Mrs. Hagney was a member of the Guin First United Methodist Church and a member of the Red Hat Society. She and her late husband Gerald were married on February 6, 1949 and will be united again at her burial on February 6, 2008.

Survived by a Daughter: Judith (James) Hoffman of Wildomar CA, One Son: Kerry Hagney of Glendora CA, One Sister: Patricia (Nicholas) Glasnovich of Sun Center City FL, One Brother: John (Diana) Asbury of Ogden Utah, Two Grandchildren: Jana Kuz and Kory Hagney, Two Great Grandchildren: Khloe Kuz and Skylar Kuz and a host of Nieces and Nephews.

Services held Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Bro. Art Rowe officiating.

Visitation: Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

In Lieu of Flowers donation May be Made to the Guin First United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 515 Guin, Alabama 35563.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc of Guin, Alabama directing.

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Wilson, Grover - Age 90 - Guin, AL

Grover Wilson age 90 of Guin, AL died Sunday, February 10, 2008 in the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin, AL.

Born in Guin, AL. He is the Son of the late Oliver and Mattie Pollard Wilson. He was a US Army Veteran of World War II having served in Italy. He was a former resident of East Moline, IL where he worked for John Deere Plow and Planter for 30 years. After retiring he moved back to Guin, AL where he enjoyed hunting and tending his garden. He was a member of the New Hope Church Of Christ.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Louise Weaver Wilson of Guin, Two Daughters, Cathy (Scott) Pugh of Collierville, TN, and Sandy McCaleb of Winfield, AL, Four Grandchildren, Aaron McCaleb, Seth McCaleb, Alexis Pugh and Adam Pugh, A Great Granddaughter, Rowan.

He was preceded in death by Four Sisters, Essie Stowe, Icy Wilson, Ollie Wates and Edgar Taylor and Two Brothers, Jeff Wilson and Paul Wilson.

Services held Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 3:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Mr. Roger Hubbert officiating.

Visitation Tuesday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.


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

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Gunter, William Thomas - Age 71 - Sulligent, AL

William Thomas Gunter age 71 of Sulligent, AL died Monday February 11, 2008 at his residence.

Born in Sulligent, AL to the late William Evertte and Evie Lee McClendon Gunter.Mr. Gunter was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church on Shake Rag Road in Sulligent, AL and was retired from the Military after twenty five years of Service in the Army, where he was an E-7 Sergeant.

Survived by his Wife: Edith Virginia Guyton Gunter of Sulligent, AL Four Daughters: Mary Ann Dollar of Vernon, AL Melissa Justice of Amory, MS Sherry Thompson of Nettleton, MS and Tabathia Connell of Sulligent, AL Four Sons: Eddy (Lynn) Gunter, Teddy (Donna) Gunter and Mike (Donna) Gunter all of Sulligent, AL And Charles (Tammy) Thompson of Aberdeen, MS One Sister: Jimmy Nell (Robert) Merchant of Sulligent, AL Two Brothers: Evertte “Bud” (Sue) Gunter of Nettleton, MS and Bobby Joe Gunter of Talladega, AL Fourteen Grandchildren and Nine Great Grandchildren.

Services held Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Bro. Glen Hughes and Bro. Tim Markham officiating.

Full Military Honors will be conducted for the service and burial.

Visitation: Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM at the Funeral Home.


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

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Knight,  Glaspy - Age 96 - Guin, AL

Glaspy Knight age 96 of Guin, AL died Monday, February 11, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Born in Guin, AL. He is the Son of the late Finis and Nance Franks Knight and the Husband of the late Kathleen Smith Knight. He had lived in Guin all of his life and was a member of the Guin First Baptist Church.

He is survived by Two Sons, Billy Joe (Glenda) Knight and Daniel (Jean) Knight all of Guin, AL, A Brother, Floyd Knight of Sylvan Springs, AL, 4 Grandchildren, Eddy (Mary) Knight, Stephen (Andrea) Knight, Allyson (Tim) Martin and Shannon (Pam) Knight and 8 Great Grandchildren, Mitchell and Hillary Knight, Seth and Caleb Knight, Hunter and Graham Martin and Anna Kate and Gracie Knight. Several Nieces and Nephews.

He was also preceded in death by 2 Brothers, Basil and Sammy Knight.

Services held Thursday, February 14, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Bro. Scott Stokes and Bro. James Walden officiating.

Visitation Wednesday from 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.


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

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Sanderson, Maxine McKay - Age 88 - Winfield, AL

Maxine McKay Sanderson age 88 of Winfield, AL died Friday, February 15, 2008 in the Physicians Medical Center in Birmingham, AL.

Born in Guin, AL. She is the Daughter of the late Milas Austin and Lester Cagle McKay and the Wife of the late Buster Sanderson. She had lived in Guin most of her life and was a member of the Philadelphia Methodist Church. She had retired from Munsingwear Garment Plant.

She is survived by A Daughter, Janette Roberts of Hamilton, AL, A Son, Alphard Sanderson of Gordo, AL, 5 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, 2 Step Grandchildren, and a Sister, Verna Gray of Tuscaloosa, AL.

Services held Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Philadelphia Methodist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Shane Harris officiating.

Visitation Sunday 1 - 2 at the church.

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

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Crowe, Jean Harris - Age 74 - Hamilton, AL    2/19/08

Ms. Jean Harris Crowe, age 74, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 21, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Sullins "School House" Cemetery.  Bro. Edward Puckett and Bro. J.B. Tice officiating.

Ms. Harris was born December 17, 1933 in Marion County, Alabama.  She was the daughter of the late Other and Rozie Tice Harris.  She was divorced and had worked in Food & Nutrition at NMMC Hospital in Hamilton, AL.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna (Robby) Swinney; 1 sister, Louise Holcombe; 1 niece, Janice (Nicky) Cantrell; 1 nephew, Larry (Pam) Holcombe; 1 great-nephew, Brandon (Denee) Cantrell; 1 great-niece, Jennifer Cantrell; and 1 grand-nephew, Chris Holcombe.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Other & Rozie Tice Harris; and 1 brother, Ottislee Harris.

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

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

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Pearce, Hoyt - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL    2/22/08

Mr. Hoyt Pearce, age 85, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, February 22, 2008 at the VA Hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 24, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Hamilton City Cemetery.  Bro. Mac Buttram and Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.  The body to Lie-In-State at the chapel 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., prior to the service.  Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday night, February 23, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.

Hoyt was born October 9, 1922 to George and Pearl Flippo Pearce.  He was retired and served as Tax Collector in Marion County, Alabama.  He was a Veteran and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church, a Mason, and a member of the Elks Lodge.

He is survived by 2 sons, George (Diane) Pearce, and Randy (Lisa) Pearce; grandchildren, Casey, Jon David, and Jon Paul; and sister, Lorene Pearce Byrd.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Monaghan Pearce.

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

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

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Owsley, William Joseph - Age 60 - Michigan (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    2/21/08

William Joseph Owsley, age 60, of Michigan, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008 in Michigan.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Marion County Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL. Bro. David Brumley and Bro. Ric Chambless officiating.  Burial followed with a graveside service at Hamilton Memory Gardens, Hamilton, AL.

He was born Saturday, October 25, 1947 to Merlon and Jo Nell Owsley.

Joseph is survived by his mother, Jo Nell Owsley; his wife, Susan Corte Owsley; 2 daughters, Angie Ward and husband, Jim, and Jennifer Woodard and husband, Mike; grandchildren, Alexa, Erika, and Evan Ward, and Gavin Woodard; 1 brother, Larry Owsley; and 1 sister, Sarah Burrow and husband, Gene; 1 niece, Kim Burrow; and many in-laws, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Merlon Owsley. 

Joseph was a member of the Hamilton High School Graduating Class of 1966 along with the editor of these obituaries (Judy Webb Mays).  Julia Mae Williams Owsley, Joseph's ex-wife and mother of his children was there to support their children and grandchildren and family.  She was a member of our Class of 1966 as was Joseph.  Thanks to Larry Lindsey, another classmate, for the information he sent to me. If anybody wants to send thoughts or remembrances about Joseph, please send them to my email, jmays@49countynews.net and I will print them.  Pictures would be great!

I attended Joseph's wake and then his funeral service and I have to tell you how moved I was by it.  His two granddaughters gave heartfelt talks about their "Papa Joe".  Angie's husband, Jim Ward,  shared some of his thoughts and feelings about Joseph that we could all hope our 'in-laws' would say about us after we're gone.  Joseph was truly loved and respected by his family and I find great comfort in that.  I wish I could have known him in these years since we graduated high school together but it was not to be.  I am so glad that our class rallied round to support the family and show just how much Joseph meant to us.                 

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL directing.

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Wade, Ann Bishop - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL   2/25/08

 

Mrs. Ann Bishop Wade, age 93, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, February 25, 2008 at Lauderdale Christian.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 26, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with visitation in the chapel just prior to the service from 12:30  - 2:00 p.m.  Bro. W.T. Allison officiating.

She was born April 16, 1914, in Marion County, Alabama to William A. and Henrietta Carter Bishop.  Mrs. Wade was a retired teacher at Hamilton Grammar School for 34 years.  She was of the Church of Christ faith.  She will be remembered fondly by her students and was the first grade teacher for me, the author of these obituaries (Judy Webb Mays).  She was a wonderful teacher and a very kind and thoughtful person.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Ann Carol Wade (Alex) George of Florence, AL.; 1 son, Joseph Allen (Donnie) Wade of Riverdale, CA.; 4 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William A. and Henrietta Carter Bishop; her husband, Hugh E. Wade; and 1 sister, Gertrude Bishop Ballard.

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

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

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In Honor Of: Gary Wayne Mays, Sr. - August 9, 1945 - February 28, 1980

Husband of Judith Webb Mays and Father of Gary Wayne Mays, Jr. both of Hamilton, Alabama.  Gary passed away 28 years ago today, Thursday, February 28, 1980 and was buried at Webb Church Cemetery in Lamar County, AL. on March 1st, 1980.  Just as it is this year, it was a leap year when he died on that Thursday Morning so long yet such a short time ago.  He was the son of Mary Nell Pope Mays of Hamilton, AL. and the late John O. Mays and the brother of William "Bill" Mays and Joe Mays of California and Ken Mays and Peggy Davis of Hamilton, AL.  He was a loving husband and father and is missed greatly by us all.

With Love,

Judy & Wayne

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Summerford, Megan Katherine Fite - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL

Megan Katherine Fite Summerford, age 87, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2008 in Sunset Manor in Guin, Alabama.

Visitation 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Mac Buttram officiating.  Burial to follow in the Hamilton City Cemetery.

Megan was born August 17, 1919 in Alabama to the late Hugh Jennings and Kate Frederick Fite.  She was the widow of the late R.P. Summerford and was of the Methodist Faith.  She was retired from Alabama Soil Conservation and Agriculture Department.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Susan (Mark) Burleson of Hamilton, AL., and 1 son, Rodney (Lucy) Summerford of Daphne, AL.; 1 granddaughter, Meredith Burleson; 2 grandsons, Aaron Burleson, and Dennis (Marguerite) Summerford; 3 great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Martha Hugh Fite (James) Fowler.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.P. Summerford; 1 daughter, Dani Suzzan Summerford; and her parents Hugh and Kate Fite.

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

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

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Johnson, John Ralph - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL    2/24/08

Mr. John Ralph Johnson, age 89, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, February 24, 2008 at Daniel Health Care in Fulton, MS.

Visitation, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Bethlehem Methodist Church, with funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m.  Bro. Greg Cook officiating.  Burial to follow in the Bethlehem Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Johnson was born November 18, 1918 in Marion County, AL. to the late John Wilson and Alberta Page Johnson.  He was a retired Lift Truck Driver with Fiat Allis.

He is survived by his wife, Elvie Lee Colburn Johnson; daughters, Sylvia Lee (Eugene) Holland, and Renee Frederick; grandchildren, Barry Kevan, David Eugene, and Bryan Jason Holland, John Marshall, Marisa Lenore, and Dylan Keir Frederick; great-grandchildren, Corey and Dereck Holland; great-great-grandchildren, Meghan and Karson.

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

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

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Raper, Floyd "Big Jim" - Age 86 - Hackleburg, AL    2/25/08

Mr. Floyd "Big Jim" Raper, age 86, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Monday, February 25, 2008, in Russellville, AL.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Hackleburg First Baptist Church, with funeral service to follow at the church at 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Hulon Bishop and Bro. Jerry Pounders officiating.  Burial to follow in the Cedar Tree Cemetery.

Mr. Raper was born June 17, 1921, in Franklin County, Alabama to Josie and Rendie Black Raper.  He was a retired Railroad Track Foreman.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Wise Raper; children, Jean (Roy) Cleveland, Earnest (Annie) Raper, and Eddie (Sherry) Raper; grandchildren, Regina (Jeff) Cleveland, Anthony Raper, Jon (Leslie) Raper, and Jason (Crystal) Raper; great-grandchild, Hayden Raper; sisters, Eva Mitchell, Rena Holland, and Willene Kitchens; special cousin, Haley Melton.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Raper, parents, Josie and Rendie Black Raper; and 3 brothers, Willie Dell, Johnny, and Leburn Raper.

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

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

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Otts, J.D. - age 78 - Sulligent, AL
(January 8, 1930 - February 15, 2008)

Mr. J.D. Otts, age 78, of Sulligent, AL., passed away Friday, February 15, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral services will be Monday, February 18, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Prospect Cemetery. Officiating ministers will be Bro. Claude Hand, and Bro. Keith Rhudy. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 until 9 P.M. Serving as active pallbearers will be Brian Otts, Ronnie Otts, Darin Otts, Richie Otts, Mickey Hankins and Randy Bradford. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Randy Otts, Danny J. Otts, Keith Nolen and Bryce Hankins.

Mr. Otts was born on January 8, 1930 in Lamar County, AL to the late Dudley and Annie Ruth Clark Otts. He was of the Primitive Baptist faith. He was a 1956 graduate of Sulligent High School. Mr. Otts was a farmer and truck farmed for many years. He also previously worked at NACCO and Otasco in Sulligent and was retired from the Sulligent Housing Authority. Mr. Otts was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Otts supported Sulligent High School football for many years and enjoyed watching college and pro football. He also enjoyed working puzzles.

He is survived by his wife: Chloe Hankins Otts, Sulligent, AL 3 Sons: Max Otts, Sulligent, AL Paul Otts, Sulligent, AL Hoyt (Holly) Otts, Reform, AL 5 Grandchildren: Jessica Otts, Carley Otts, Sunni Otts, Kristen Otts and Storm Otts 3 Brothers: Jack Otts, Sulligent, AL Larry (Sarah) Otts, Warrior, AL Wayne (Barbara) Otts, Sulligent, AL 2 Sisters: Mildred (Bud) Stone, Sulligent, AL Vivian (Dee) Spencer, Sulligent, AL

He was preceded in death by his parents: Dudley and Annie Ruth Clark Otts; and 1 Brother: Kenneth Otts.


Otts Funeral Home of  Sulligent, AL officiating.

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Godsey, Dillon Bishop - Age 2 months - Fayetteville, TN
(December 19, 2007 - February 18, 2008)

Dillon Bishop Godsey, age 2 months, son of Britt and Kim Godsey of Fayetteville, TN passed away Monday, February 18, 2008 at the Lincoln County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Hamilton Freewill Baptist Church where the body will lie in state from 12:00 until 2:00. Officiating will be Bro. Tommy Franks. Burial will follow in the Webb Cemetery.

Dillon was born on December 19, 2007 in Fayetteville, TN to Britt and Kim Neal Godsey.

SURVIVORS: Parents: Britt and Kim Godsey, Fayetteville, TN Sisters: Haley Wiggington, Fayetteville, TN Kayla Wiggington, Fayetteville, TN Grandparents: Teresa and Clyde Driver, Beaverton, AL Bryan Godsey, Vernon, AL Wayne and Becky Neal, Mooreville, MS Host of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, Other Relatives & Friends.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Great Grandparents: Gloomer and Christine Hollis.

Otts Funeral Home of  Sulligent, AL officiating.

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Cantrell, Lonnie - Age 83 - Vernon, AL
(September 3, 1924 - February 28, 2008)

Mr. Lonnie Cantrell, age 83, of Vernon, AL passed away Thursday, February 28, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Crews Cemetery. Officiating minister will be Bro. Jeremy Sorrells. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Honorary pallbearers will be Ellen Rogers, Linda Miles, Catherine Wright and other Northwest Hospice employees.

Mr. Cantrell was born on September 3, 1924 in Lamar County, AL to the late Morris and Elizabeth McClain Cantrell. He was of the Methodist faith. Mr. Cantrell was married to his wife Dorothy for 52 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. Mr. Cantrell was retired from Marathon and previously worked for J.W. Spearman Associates. He loved his dogs and his dogs loved him. He enjoyed gardening and sitting under the shade tree, taking it easy.

SURVIVORS: Wife: Dorothy Cantrell, Vernon, AL.; 1 Son: Mitch (Nancy) Cantrell, Vernon, AL.; 5 Brothers: J.B. Cantrell, Caledonia, MS., Y.Z. (Helen) Cantrell, Caledonia, MS., Pete (Betty Jo) Cantrell, Caledonia, MS., Homer (Lula) Cantrell, Caledonia, MS., Lewis (Lena) Cantrell, Caledonia, MS.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Morris and Elizabeth McClain Cantrell; 1 Sister: Carolyn Cantrell; 1 Brother: John Cantrell.

Otts Funeral Home of  Sulligent, AL officiating.

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Rye, Laverne Murphy - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL
(June 22, 1925 - February 27, 2008)

Mrs. Laverne Rye, 82, of Hamilton, AL passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton.

Private family funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2008 with burial in the Sulligent City Cemetery. Officiating minister will be Bro. Danny Stanford.

Mrs. Rye was born on June 22, 1925 in Monroe County, Mississippi to the late Monroe K. and Mamie G. Murphy. She was a member of the Detroit Baptist Church. Mrs. Rye was a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing.

SURVIVORS: Husband: Hoyt Rye; 1 Son: Gary (Pam) Rye, Alexandria, KY; 2 Grandchildren: David Rye, Beth Hill; 2 Great Grandchildren: Mason Rye, Chase Hill; 1 Brother: Billy Murphy, Detroit, AL.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Monroe K. and Mamie G. Murphy; 3 Brothers: Burlie Murphy, Burton Murphy, J. L. Murphy; 1 Sister: Mae Reeves.

Otts Funeral Home of  Sulligent, AL officiating.

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Holley, Vera Reeves - Age 96 - Sulligent, AL
(May 20, 1911 - February 26, 2008)

Ms. Vera Holley, 96, of Sulligent, AL passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 2:00P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Wofford Cemetery. Officiating minister will be Bro. Billy Ray Adams. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Mrs. Holley was born on May 20, 1911 in Lamar County, AL to the late Sidney and Lenora Strawbridge Reeves. She was of the Baptist faith. In 1941, she was listed as the youngest grandmother in Alabama.

SURVIVORS: 1 Son: Ricky (Donna) Holley, Tuscaloosa, AL.; 13 Grandchildren; 23 Great Grandchildren; Several Great-Great-Grandchildren; Host of Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Sidney and Lenora Strawbridge Reeves; Husband: Robert Stanley Jackson, John Holley; 2 Sons: Bilbo Jackson, Delano Jackson; 2 Daughters: Grace Smith, Nell Jackson; 3 Grandchildren: Bobby Earl Smith, Tim Smith, Trudy Schnell; 4 Brothers; and 1 Sister.

Otts Funeral Home of  Sulligent, AL officiating.

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Sanderson, Vera Otts - Age 84 - Vernon, AL
(September 8, 1923 - February 26, 2008)

Ms. Vera Otts Sanderson, age 84, of Vernon, AL passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at the residence.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 29, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Cooper Cemetery. Officiating ministers will be Bro. Mutt Cantrell and Bro. Billy Joe Ives. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Mrs. Sanderson was born on September 8, 1923 in Lamar County, AL to the late Bill and Maggie May Terrell Cantrell. She was a member of the Revelation Church. Mrs. Sanderson had previously worked at Glenn Enterprises. She enjoyed gardening and flowers.

SURVIVORS: 1 Son: Drennon Otts, Vernon, AL; 1 Daughter: Peggy McLemore, Vernon, AL; 7 Grandchildren: Michael Otts, Donna Mixon, Lee Ann Johnson, Paul McLemore, Stephanie Hill, Jason Hill and Finley Pope; 19 Great Grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Mutt (Magdalene) Cantrell, Sulligent, AL; Gene (Becky) Cantrell, Sulligent, AL.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Bill and Maggie May Terrell Cantrell; 1st Husband: Bennie Otts; Husband: Tom Sanderson; 2 Brothers: Roger Dale Cantrell, James Cantrell; 2 Sisters: Nell Anthony, Velma Crenshaw.

Otts Funeral Home of  Sulligent, AL officiating.

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Lucas, Dorothy - Age 80 - Beaverton, AL
(April 30, 1927 - February 25, 2008)

Mrs. Dorothy Lucas, age 80, of Beaverton, AL, passed away Monday, February 25, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Love Joy Cemetery. Officiating will be Bro. Randy Wright. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Mrs. Lucas was born on April 30, 1927 in Lamar County, AL to the late Oliver and Mary Guin Black. She was married to the late Hoyet Lucas. Mrs. Lucas was a member of the Providence Methodist Church. She attended Sulligent High School. Mrs. Lucas was retired from Reltoc Manufacturing in Beaverton and had previously worked at Health-Tex in Guin. She enjoyed convention style singing. An expert seamstress, she loved to sew and to quilt. She also had a great love and talent for gardening.

SURVIVORS: 1 Son: Wayne (Brenda) Lucas, Beaverton, AL; 1 Grandchild: Christopher Lucas, Beaverton, AL; 1 Brother: Thomas (Ann) Black, Beaverton, AL; 1 Sister: Josephine (Robert) Dillard, Tupelo, MS.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Oliver and Mary Guin Black; Husband: Hoyet Lucas.

Otts Funeral Home of  Sulligent, AL officiating.

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Jackson, Marie Frye - Age 65 - Sulligent, AL
(December 5, 1942 - February 23, 2008)

Mrs. Marie Jackson, age 65, of Sulligent, AL., passed away Saturday, February 23, 2008 at Fayette Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 25, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Sulligent City Cemetery. Officiating will be Bro. James Godsey. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M.

Mrs. Jackson was born on December 5, 1942 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Gillie and Jocie Smith Frye. She was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Jackson had previously worked at McCoy Manufacturing, Reltoc and Munsingwear. She enjoyed cooking and had cooked for several different restaurants and stores.

SURVIVORS: Husband: Johnny Wayne Jackson, Sulligent, AL; 1 Brother: Larry (Linda) Frye; 2 Sisters: Jewel Kollar; Sybil (Wayne) Brewer; Several Nieces and Nephews.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Gillie and Jocie Smith Frye.

Otts Funeral Home of  Sulligent, AL officiating.

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Evans, Franklin D. - Age 71 - Sulligent, AL
(May 14, 1936 - February 19, 2008)

U.S. Veteran Mr. Franklin D. Evans, age 71, of Sulligent, AL passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at the residence. Funeral services will be Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery. Officiating ministers will be Rev. Andre Evans. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.

Mr. Evans was born on May 14, 1936 in Lamar County, AL to the late James Frank and Evie Victoria Hollis Evans. He was married to the late Nancy Jackson Evans. Mr. Evans was a member of the Greater Victory Church of God. He attended Todd High School and played Junior College football at Okolona MS. Junior College. He was retired from 3M in Guin, AL and was also retired from the Alabama Army National Guard, 877 Engineering Battalion, Company D in Sulligent. Mr. Evans enjoyed fishing and attending Sulligent High School sporting events.

SURVIVORS: 3 Sons: Frankie Lane “Bo” Evans, Sulligent, AL; Billy Wayne “Meatball” (Elwanda) Evans, Sulligent, AL; Andre’ (Bernice) Evans, Sulligent, AL; 7 Grandchildren: Michael McDowell, Brandy Evans, Tremaine Evans, Demeatric Evans, Sherrita Evans, Zac Evans and Mollie Evans; 9 Great Grandchildren; 1 Brother: Randy (Gloria) Johnson, Sulligent, AL; 2 Sisters: Gladys Hollis, Sulligent, AL; Dorothy Powell, Charlotte, NC.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: James Frank and Evie Victoria Hollis Evans; Wife: Nancy Jackson Evans; Step-Mother: Addie Johnson.

Otts Funeral Home of  Sulligent, AL officiating.

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Irvin, Eva Lee - Age 89 - Sulligent, AL
(January 2, 1919 - February 18, 2008)

Mrs. Eva Lee Irvin, age 89, of Sulligent, AL passed away Monday, February 18, 2008 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, AL. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 20,, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Officiating ministers will be Bro. Mitch Nethery and Bro. Danny Stanford. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Serving as active pallbearers will be Alan Franklin, Neil Moore, Matt Crum, Donnie Irvin, Mitchell Puckett, James Crosby, Wayne Brown and Rickey Green.

Mrs. Irvin was born January 2, 1919 in Lamar County, AL. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans Blaylock and the fourth of eleven children. The family was reared on a farm in the Shiloh North Community near Sulligent. She and L.C. “Bud” Irvin were married on March 8, 1941. From this union two children, Rebecca and Jacky, were born. After being a stay at home mom, she became the lunchroom worker at Pine Springs School. In later years, she worked at Detroit Slacks, kept neighbors’ children and later her grandchildren. Mrs. Irving loved her family, her church and her community. She was a long time member of the Pine Springs United Methodist Church.

SURVIVORS: Husband: L.C. “Bud” Irvin, Sulligent, AL 1 Daughter: Rebecca Franklin and husband Larry 1 Son: Jacky Irvin and wife Judy Grandchildren: Alan (Sherri) Franklin, Vernon, AL Jennifer (Neil) Moore, Sulligent, AL Jessica Franklin (Matt Crum), Bartow, FL Great Grandchildren: Hope Leanne Franklin, Rebecca Hope Moore and Madilyn Grace Moore Sisters: Annie Laura Scott, Hamilton, AL Mary Lou Ford, Greenwood Springs, MS Alvie Huffstuttler, Pleasant Valley, WI Jean Brown, Alabaster, AL

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Evans Blaylock; brothers, Albert “Shine” Blaylock, Floyd Blaylock; sisters, Allie B. Lovelady, Dena Reach, Elean Woods and Stella Greene.

Otts Funeral Home of  Sulligent, AL officiating.

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Dill, Nelle Wright - Age 85 - Bishopville, S.C.

Nelle Wright Dill age 85 of Bishopville, S.C. died Thursday February 28, 2008 in South Carolina.

She was born in Lamar County to the late William Dixon and Ruby Lee Walden Wright. Mrs. Dill was a resident of Cottonwood Villas in Bishopville, S.C.

She is survived by One Daughter: Elayne Dill Brown of Columbia, S.C. Two Sons: Robert Gordon (Bobby) Dill of Columbia, S.C. and William (Harry) Dill of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Two Brothers: Roy G. Wright of Birmingham, AL, and Carl D. Wright of Fairhope, AL; Two Sisters: Virginia Stanford and Janice Heisler Both of Birmingham, AL; Seven Grandchildren and Seven Great Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her Husband: William Gordon Dill, Two Brothers: William H. (Bill) Wright and David R. Wright, A Grandson: William M. Brown Jr.

Services held Monday March 3, 2008 at 3: 00 P.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Evans Cemetery. Bro. Jeff Scott officiating.

Visitation Monday March 3, 2008 at the Funeral Home from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Memorials may be made to the Make a Wish SC Chapter, 726 C. Lowndes Hill, Greenville S.C. 29607 or the Children’s Program at Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 8515 Winnsboro Road, Blythewood, S.C. 29016.


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

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Perry, Judith "Judy" Ritch - Age 69 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Judith "Judy" Ritch Perry, age 69 of Winfield, passed away, Tuesday, February 19, 2008 in the DCH Regional Medical Center at Tuscaloosa.

Mrs. Perry was born on October 27, 1938 in Marion Co. a daughter of John Evrage Ritch and Ruby E. Mills Ritch; resident of Hamilton; resident of Winfield most of her life; previously employed with Continental Conveyor & Equipment at Winfield; attended Cornerstone Baptist Church; member of Winfield Free Will Baptist Church; member of Redneck Yacht Club on the Tennessee River; and an avid camper.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Christine Pruitt and Sandra Stidham; and two brothers, Bryce and Randy Ritch.

Survivors include her husband, Jessie W. Perry of Winfield; one son, Barry (Debra) Perry of Winfield; two daughters, Debbie (Rusty) Edmonson of Winfield and Pam (Bill) Stocks of Fayette; six grandchildren, Brandon Stocks, Dana Edmonson, Todd Stocks, Delana Edmonson, Millie Perry and Magen Perry; one great-grandchild, Brantley Stocks; two brothers, Ronnie Ritch and Michael Joe Ritch, both of Haleyville; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Ronnie Elmore was the officiating minister. Burial followed in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Gu-Win.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Tucker, Jerry Loyd - Age 72 - Eldridge, AL

Jerry Loyd Tucker, Jr., age 72 of Eldridge, AL, died Friday, February 1, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Tucker was born January 3, 1936 in Fayette County to Jerry Loyd, Sr. and Lorene McDonald Tucker. He was a resident of Eldridge most of his life. He retired as an over the road trucker with Sunnyland Refining of Birmingham. He was a member of White’s Chapel Church of Christ and a veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Marines; and six years in the Alabama Army National Guard.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Jerri Faye Tucker; three brothers, Charles, Adolph, and Buddy Tucker; four grandsons, and a granddaughter.

Survivors include his wife, Vesta Lee Tucker; five sons, Rodney (Tabatha) Tucker of Eldridge, Elbert (Nancy) Tucker of Eldridge, Stephon (Connie) Tucker of Eldridge, Clayton (Pam) Tittle of Eldridge, and Nathan (Tammy) Tittle of Guin; eight daughters, Laura (Mike) Piper of Jasper, Kathy (Mike) Gilbert of Eldridge, Sarah (Edgar) Myers of Nauvoo, Tina (Keith) Sprinkle of Carbon Hill, Charlotte (Bobby) Wise of Tuscaloosa, Vanessa (Gary) O’Rear of Jasper, Rhonda (Bobby) Harris of Jasper, Sheila (Lee) Dodd of Eldridge; three brothers, Dewey (Virginia) Tucker of Glen Allen, Huey
(Doris) Tucker of Sulligent, and Herman (Darlene) Tucker of Eldridge; a sister, Dean (L.C.) Pierce of Eldridge; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in White’s Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery with Bobby Dodd and John Brown officiating.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Roberts, James Perry "Jim" - Age 95 - Winfield, AL

Mr. James Perry "Jim" Roberts, age 95, of Winfield, passed away Friday, February 1, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Roberts was born on February 25, 1912 in Fayette Co. a son of Belton Franklin Roberts, Sr. and Mary Adeline Dodd Roberts; resident of Rock City and Sunny Home Community most of his life; retired farmer and coal miner; and a member of Central Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Learah May Moore Roberts who died on August 26, 20007; three brothers, Dewey, Lee and Carl Roberts; and four sisters, Lela Garrard, Lena Cain, Ella Roberts and Dora Gann; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Survivors include one son, Mack Roberts of Brilliant; three grandchildren, Jeana Estes, Kathy Green and Johnny Mack Roberts; five great-grandchildren, Skye Tucker, Logan and Sarah Beth Green; Joshua and Joseph Estes; two brothers, Belford and Junior Roberts, both of Brilliant; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services were held Monday, February 4, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Frank Farris was the officiating minister. Burial followed in Brilliant Memorial Gardens.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Dunavant, Thomas Andrew - Age 78 - Winfield, AL

Mr. Thomas Andrew Dunavant, age 78, of Winfield, AL, in the Hubbertville Community of Fayette Co., passed away Sunday, February 3, 2008 in the DCH Regional Medical Center at Tuscaloosa.

Mr. Dunavant was born on September 12, 1929 in Fayette Co. a son of Marvin and Essie Erdell Hollingsworth Dunavant; lifelong resident of Hubbertville and White’s Chapel areas; 1949 Graduate of Hubbertville High School; retired Custodian of Hubbertville High School with 27 years of service; charter member of Hubbertville Lions Club having held various offices; member of Athelic Boosters Club; and a member and Deacon of White’s Chapel Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Pervie and Joe Dexter Dunavant.

Survivors include his wife, Shirley Roberts Dunavant of Winfield; two sons, Danny Thomas (Loretta) Dunavant of Guin and Allen Jackson Dunavant of Hubbertville; one daughter, Carol Elaine (Steve) Haggard of Jasper; four grandchildren, Melonie (Matt) Tinsley, Daniel (Amanda) Dunavant, Jerod Dunavant and Alisha Haggard; two great- grandchildren, Leah and Heath Dunavant; one brother, James (Gaynell) Dunavant of Winfield; three sisters, Judy (Gene) Taylor of Brilliant, Imogene Dunavant and Maudie Ann (Doug) Doss, both of White’s Chapel; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 3:00 PM from the White’s Chapel Church of Christ. Larry Alexander and John Brown were the officiating ministers. Burial followed in the White’s Chapel Cemetery.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Webster, William Arlington “Willie” - Age 67 - Winfield, AL

Mr. William Arlington “Willie” Webster, age 67 of Winfield, AL, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2007 at his residence.

Mr. Webster was born on October 22, 1940 in Fayette Co. a son of Arlington Hill “Arlie” Webster and Alma Louise Tyler Webster; resident of Winfield most of his life; 1961 Winfield High School Graduate; attended Northwest Alabama Technical School; was in the US Army and the National Guard for 35 ½ years having served in Germany, Egypt, Ecuador, Panama Canal and the U.S. and he received an Army Commendation Medal; previously employed with Regency Oldsmobile, Pate Chevrolet, Hamilton Plastics and retired with American Camper at Haleyville; he was a member of Winfield Masonic Lodge #304, Eastern Star #208, American Legion Post #100 and the Winfield First Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Ruth Webster of Winfield; one son, William Allen (Shelley) Webster of Guin; one daughter, Penny (Robin) Walker of Glasgow, KY; two grandchildren, Tori and Cameron Walker; mother, Louise Webster of Winfield; two sisters, Patricia Webb of Winfield and Ilene Holcomb of Kennesaw, GA; three nieces, one nephew and other relatives. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Dr. Charles Ballew was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Guin City Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.
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Atkinson, Billy Gene - Age 74 - Haleyville, AL

Mr. Billy Gene Atkinson, age 74 of Haleyville, AL, formerly of the Sandy Hollow/Wayside Community in Fayette Co., passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Atkinson was born on May 5, 1933 in Fayette Co. a son of Robert Kelly Atkinson and Tollie Burnett Atkinson; previous resident of Birmingham for 15 years and returned to Sandy Hollow/Wayside Community for 38 years and in Haleyville past few years; US Air Force Korean Veteran; member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church in Beaverton; retired from V & B Trucking business; and he loved to fish, always looking for the one bigger than the last one.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Myra Beth Benton; and a grandson, Little Mark McKay.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Violet "Vi" Fletcher Atkinson of Haleyville; two sons, Robert D. "Bob" Gilbert of Moody and Mark Anthony (Felecia) Atkinson of Fayette Co.; three daughters, Diane Lynn (Eric) Lutz of Tuscaloosa, Amelia Dunn of Fayette and Billie Jean Campbell of Jasper; six grandchildren, Deana Johnston, Dana and Jason Tarwater, Christina Brodkorb, Ashley and Abigail Atkinson; two great-grandchildren, Chip Johnston and Savannah Tarwater; two brothers, Clint (Christine) Atkinson and Gary (Marilyn) Atkinson, both of Guin; two sisters, Martha Martin of Ocean Springs, MS, and Julia (Jim) Weaver of Guin; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 1:00 PM from the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church. Bro. Randy Wright was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Old Union Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Estes, Jewel Dean Tidwell - Age 60 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Jewel Dean Tidwell Estes, age 60 of Winfield, passed away Monday, February 11, 2008 in the Physicians Medical Center Carraway in Birmingham.

Mrs. Estes was born on March 6, 1947 in Fayette Co. a daughter of William Henry and Loudeal Tidwell; resident of Winfield area most of her life; 1965 Graduate of Hubbertville High School; previously employed with Clifford Industries, Bill’s Dollar Store and Reltoc Mfg., all in Winfield; currently was employed with Fayette County Commission serving as a Clerk with the Revenue Office; was a Foster Parent for several years; and a member of Davis Chapel Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her husband, Enoch Junior Estes of Winfield; one son, Danny Estes of Winfield; two daughters, Kristy (Chris) Smith of Winfield and April (Chris) Oden of Fayette; four grandchildren, Kendra and Kelsey Smith, Deavon and Alaina Oden; mother, Loudeal Tidwell of Winfield; two sisters, Willie Jean Guschke and Connie (Eddie) Pate, both of Winfield; one nephew, Nicholas Pate; and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, February 12, 2008 at 7:00 PM from the Tidwell Chapel Church of Christ. Roger Hubbert was the officiating minister. Active Pallbearers were Joe Taylor, Phillip Box, Mike Turner, Edwin “Punk” Turner, Greg Beasley and Jimmy Wyma. Burial followed Wednesday morning in the Tidwell Chapel Cemetery. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the service.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Roberts, Belton Franklin, Jr. - Age 83 - Brilliant, AL

Mr. Belton Franklin Roberts, Jr., age 83 of Brilliant, passed away Monday, February 25, 2008 in the Lakeland Community Hospital at Haleyville.

Mr. Roberts was born on May 16, 1924 in Marion Co. a son of Belton Franklin Roberts, Sr. and Mary Adeline Dodd Roberts; lifelong resident of Sunny Home Community; retired Coal Miner, Farmer and last employed as a Bus Driver for Brilliant Schools; member of Brilliant Masonic Lodge #601; and a member of Myers Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Willomae Hill Roberts; two sons, Kenneth Doward Roberts and Roger Dale Roberts; four sisters, Lela Garrard, Miss Ella Roberts, Lena Cain and Dora Gann; and four brothers, Lee, Dewey, Carl and Jim Roberts.

Survivors include one grandson, Brian Wesley Roberts of Haleyville; two great-grandsons, Dakota West Roberts and Colby Blake Roberts, both of Haleyville; one brother, Belford Roberts of Brilliant; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Myers Hill Baptist Church. C. W. Box was the officiating minister. Burial followed in Myers Hill Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Jackson, Era May - Age 91 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Era May Jackson, age 91 of Winfield, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008 in the Golden Living Center at Winfield.

Mrs. Jackson was born on January 22, 1917 in Marion Co. a daughter of J. E. and Lillian Hankins Bannister; lifelong resident of Marion Co. in the Winfield and Guin areas; previously employed with Champ Trouser and the mobile home plant and retired from the Winfield hospital in the housekeeping department; and was a member of Winfield First Baptist Church where she served in the church nursery.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, C.O. “Tick” May and Hal Jackson; two sons, Edward and Kenneth May; one sister, Lorene Harbor; two brothers, Willard Bannister and Bill Hughes.

Survivors include three sons, Leon May of Guin, Owen May of Hueytown and Randy (Linda) May of Winfield; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great- grandchildren; one sister, Ethel Nichols; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Don Graham and Charles Ballew were the officiating ministers. Burial followed in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Gu-Win.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Jones, Lois McWhirter - Age 94 - Eldridge, AL

Mrs. Lois McWhirter Jones, age 94 of Eldridge, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2008 at her daughter’s residence.

Mrs. Jones was born on December 4, 1913 in Fayette Co. a daughter of John and Savannah Tidwell McWhirter; resident of Eldridge most of her life; widow of Enoch Jones; and a member of Eldridge United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Shane Dodd; a son-in-law, Pete Tidwell; two sisters, Louvena Samuels and Viola Heathcock; and three brothers, Vester, Gussie and Wilburn McWhirter.

Survivors include two daughters, Bobbie Jean (Hoyt) Dodd of Eldridge and Helen Jeanette Tidwell of Hubbertville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; eight great-great- grandchildren; one sister, Nola McWhirter of Bertrand, MO; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, February 24, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Eldridge United Methodist Church. John Mooney and Gilbert Behel were the officiating ministers. Burial followed in the Kelley Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Williams, M. Eloise McCaleb - Age 85 - Monument, CO (Formerly of Hubbertville, in Fayette Co., AL)

Mrs. M. Eloise McCaleb Williams, age 85 of Monument, Colorado, formerly of Hubbertville, in Fayette Co, AL passed away Friday, February 8, 2008 at her residence in Monument, Colorado.

She was born on December 7, 1922 in Fayette Co. the only daughter of William Vaughn McCaleb and Edril Hubbert McCaleb of Hubbertville. She graduated from Hubbertville High School in 1941. After World War II, she married Army Air Corp B-17 pilot, Capt. Gerald L. Williams in Birmingham, AL. She was widowed in 1961 as Gerald was killed in Colorado while piloting an Air Force jet for the United States Air Force Academy. She then later married another Air Force officer, Col. Chet Haas, who passed away in 2007. She spent the majority of her adult life living near her beloved Air Force Academy, where her son, Clarence “Sonny” Williams attended school as a cadet.

She is survived by three sons, Gerald L. “Jerry” (Sherri Wilson) Williams of Sausalito, CA, Clarence A. “Sonny” Williams of Monument, CO and Allen McCaleb “Mac” Williams of Savannah, GA; six grandchildren; seven great- grandchildren; one step-daughter, Candace Foy of San Antonio, TX; three brothers, Clarence A. (Virginia) McCaleb of Winfield, AL, William Vaughn (Lois) McCaleb, Jr. of Jasper, AL and Hubbert Steven McCaleb of Hubbertville, AL; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at Berea Church of Christ in Fayette County near Hubbertville on Sunday, March 2, 2008 at 3:00 PM. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield will be directing the service. Her cremains will be interred in the family plot in the Berea Church Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Harris, Thelma Brock - Age 79 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Thelma Brock Harris, age 79 of Winfield, passed away Saturday, February 23, 2008 in the North Mississippi Medical Center at Tupelo.

Mrs. Harris was born on October 13, 1928 in Marion Co. a daughter of Omer and Nola Erwin Dykes; resident of Brilliant area most of her life; she retired from the garment plant and previously worked in various restaurants and at the Winfield hospital.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Ethel Brock.

Survivors include three sons, Eddie (Maxine) Brock of Vernon, Roland Brock of Brilliant and David (Connie) Brock of Winfield; two daughters, Cathy (Terry) O’Dell of Brilliant and Mary (Gregg Cummings) Butler of Haleyville; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great- grandchild; one brother, Harold Dykes of B’ham; one sister, Inell McDonough of Benton, PA; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, February 26, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Thurman Hubbert was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Brock Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Geisler, Yvonne Davis - Age 72 - Carbon Hill, AL

Yvonne Davis Geisler, age 72 of Carbon Hill, passed away Tuesday, February 26, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center at Winfield.

Ms. Geisler was born on September 15, 1935 in Walker Co. a daughter of John Kermit and Ila Mae Myers Davis; resident of Alabama most of her life; previous resident of Ohio; retired from J C Penney in Ohio; and her church affiliation was Baptist.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, George Kenneth Lowe; and one sister, Peggy Murray.

Survivors include one son, Alan Wade (Brenda) Lowe of Middlefield, OH; five grandchildren, Janelle, Jessie, Will, Autumn and Cody; one great-grandchild, Corgan; one brother, John Kenneth “Kenny” (Ruby) Davis of Watley; two sisters, Kathy (Joe) Aldridge of Winfield and Joyce (Harold) Johnson of Gary, IN; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Friday, February 29, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. C. W. Box was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Liberty Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Webb, Raymond Harold - Age 74 - Michigan
(7/24/1933 - 2/9/2008)

Raymond Harold Webb, age 74 of Michigan, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away February 9, 2008, in Michigan.

Services were held in Michigan.

Raymond was born in Alabama, July 24, 1933, the son of the late Ruben "Rube" and Beulah Rye Webb.  He had lived in Michigan most of his adult life but he still loved to visit with his family in Hamilton and it's surrounding area.  Raymond was a man of great faith and shared it with others. 

He is survived by his wife and loving family in Michigan; 4 brothers, James Carlos Webb, MI., Jimmy Lee Webb, MI., Billy Ray Webb, Pinson, AL., and Arthur Clois Webb of Hamilton, AL.; and 1 sister, Lula Faye Webb Wade of the Birmingham, AL. area; and a host of loving grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rube and Beulah Rye Webb; 1 brother, Wallace Dean Webb; and 1 sister, Beulah Gray Webb Cardwell.

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