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Ables, Alice "Faye" - Age 63 - Hackleburg, AL    7/7/08

Adair, Maudine Gladys - Age 74 - Double Springs, AL    7/21/08

Ashby, Frank - Age 68 - Hodges,AL   7/18/08

Bass, Eric Tyson - Age 45 - Lynn, AL  7/14/08

Benton, Emmett Lawrence - Age 88 - Fayette, AL    7/1/08

Britnell, Mr. Jewel Underwood - Age 84 - Russellville, AL    7/20/08

Brooks, Jack -Age 83 - Haleyville, AL     7/20/08

Cantrell, Rayford - Age 85 - Hamilton AL    7/29/08  

Carothers, Ezra Bonner “Bud”  - Age 89 - Winfield, AL    7/9/08

Carter, Kathy Randolph - Age 22, - Columbus, MS (formerly of Detroit, AL)    7/15/08

Collier, Mr. Horace Inez - Age 67 - Haleyville, AL    7/8/08

Creekmore , Roger David - Age 52 - Knox, IN (formerly of Red Bay, AL)    7/10/08

Crew, Lucille - Age 87 - Sulligent AL    7/3/08

Cribbs, Tarl - Age 74 - Vernon, AL    7/7/08

Cummings, William Andrew - Age 21 - Brilliant, AL    7/13/08

Deaton, Linda Ann  - Age 61 - Red Bay, AL    7/10/08

Dickinson, Marveline - Age 74 - Terrace Manor Nursing Home, Russellville, AL   7/20/08

Duncan, Evie - Age 86 - Guin, AL    7/10/08

Elliott, Jimmy Ray "Rat" - Age 70 - Sulligent, AL    7/6/08

Emerson, Steve Rufus - Age 48 - Hackleburg, AL    7/26/08

Ergle, Jason Wayne - Age 25 - Russellville, AL   7/13/08

Falls, Edna Faye Age 73 - Decatur, AL (formerly of Double Springs, AL)     7/9/08

Fikes, Jimmy W. - Age 70 - Hamilton, AL    7/28/08

Flippo, J.D. - Age 83 - Guin, AL    7/12/08

Franks, Willodean Alexander - Age 74 - Winfield, AL    7/22/08

Gann, Robert "Bobby" - Age 54 - Hamilton, AL    7/23/08

Gann, James - Age 72 - Hamilton, AL    7/7/08

Gann, Neatie Jewell - Age 90 - Hamilton, AL    7/14/08

Garcia, Naomi - Infant Daughter of Fernando Garcia and Lydia Soto - Russellville, AL   7/21/08

Garner, R L - Age 72 - Winfield, AL    7/10/08

Glasgow, Paula "Polly" - Age 79 - Guin, AL    7/16/08

Guyton, LD - Age 78 - Bessemer, AL    7/4/08

Hall, Addison Mae - Infant - Red Bay, AL    7/13/08

Harris, Annieree Opal Holley - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL    7/5/08

Hellums, Burnice C. - Age 79 - Memphis, TN    7/10/08

Hollis, Ms. Jimmie Nell Gardner - Age 64 - Sulligent, AL    7/2/08

Hollis, Jr., Tol - Age 65 - Birmingham, AL    7/9/08

Humber, Voncille May .- Age 82, - Fayette County, AL    7/18/08

Ingle, Floy May - Age 89 - Anchorage, AK (formerly of Talladega and Winfield)    7/8/08

Jackson, Elvie - Age 84 - Red Bay, AL    7/17/08

Johnson, Elvie Lee Colburn - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL    7/15/08

Johnson, Ruby Maria Garner - Age 68 - Fayette, AL    7/22/08

Knight, Lucille Shillie - Haleyville, AL   7/24/08

Latham, James Dalton - Age 62 - Russellville, AL    7/17/08

Lee, Horace Jackson "Jack" .- Age 82, - Hamilton, AL    7/15/08

Lee, Maxine Sizemore - Age 85 - Winfield, AL    7/11/08

Lewis, Mavis "Jean" - Age 78 - Sulligent, AL     7/18/08

May, Billy Joe - Age 71 - Guin, AL    7/22/08

McDaniel - Sheffield, Hazel Mobley - Age - Hamilton, AL    7/30/08

McPherson, William George - Age 68 - Sheffield, AL    7/23/08

Moore, Jr., Vandiver C. "Van" - Age 81 - Winfield, AL    7/7/08

Motes, Billy Ray - Age 61 - Hamilton, AL    7/16/08

Murphy, Sonja Frederick - Age 56 - Huntsville, AL (formerly of Haleyville, AL) 7/17/08

Nelson, Bertha Irene Gordon - Age 85 - Sawyerville, AL    7/12/08

Newell, Larry Bennon - Age 65 - Haleyville, AL    7/6/08

O'Daniel, Racine Gann - Age 79 - Russellville, AL    7/22/08  

Orsborn, Emma Stricklin - Age 94 - Lincoln, CA (formerly of Winfield, AL)    7/18/08

Peterson, Christine Miles - Age 63 - Hamilton, AL    7/20/08

Pinkard, Bobbie Ann - Age 76 - Double Springs, AL (formerly of Talladega, AL)    7/9/08   

Randolph, Deloin "Sunshine" - Age 88 - Sulligent, AL    7/19/08

Rayos-Velasquez - Infant Daughter of Juan Mateo Rayos and Maria Velasquez - Russellville, AL     7/20/08

Roden, Bobbie Gibbs - Age 87 - Winfield, AL     7/1/08

Shankle, William Eugene "Gene" - Age 72 - Sulligent, AL    7/11/08

Sheffield, Hazel Mobley McDaniel - Age - Hamilton, AL    7/30/08

Simmons, Rev. Howard - Age 99 - Detroit, AL    7/10/08

Simmons, Loudene McKinley - Age 78 - Detroit, AL    7/17/08

Stricklin, Howard Edward "Eddy" - Age 60 - San Juan, TX (Formerly of Brilliant, AL)    7/10/08

Stoneking, Jean - Age 79 - Sulligent, AL    7/26/08

Summers, Louise Perry - Age 74 - Seminole, FL (Formerly of Marion County, AL)    7/9/08

Thorn, Wade - Age 72 - Golden, MS    7/11/08

Thrasher, Martha Frances - Bear Creek, AL   7/18/08

Tilberg, Luella I. - Age 92 - Grafton, OH    7/16/08

Tidwell, Susan Lynn Brewer - Age 54 - Muscle Shoals, AL    7/22/08

Tilley, Glenn Porter - Age 86 - Winfield,  AL    7/12/08

Turbyfill, Sydney W. - Age 80 - Vina, AL

Turner, Mildred - Age 86 - Vernon, AL    7/19/08

Ward, James "Buddy" - Age 91 - Hamilton, AL    7/8/08

Wilemon, Sr, Terry Joe - Age 43 - Red Bay, AL    7/18/08

Winsett, Freeman H. - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL    7/1/08

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Benton, Emmett Lawrence - Age 88 - Fayette, AL

Mr. Emmett Lawrence Benton, age 88 of Hubbertville, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral services, Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 1:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Larry Alexander was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Berea Cemetery.

Mr. Benton was born January 20, 1920 in Marion Co., AL., the son of George Alexander Benton and Ella Bell Franks Benton; resident of Fayette Co. in the Hubbertville Community most of his life; retired from Reltoc Manufacturing at Winfield; and a member of Tidwell Chapel Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, David Wyma; granddaughter, Denise Benton; three sisters, Carrie Gann, Louise Walker and Gertie Bell Jones; and four brothers, Clyde, Carl, Roy and Ramond Benton.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Robbie Faye Box Benton of Hubbertville; three sons, James Arnold (Shirley) Benton of Sumiton, George Franklin (Joyce) Benton of KY and Jimmy (Shirley) Jones of Hubbertville; five daughters, Mary Frances (Jimmy) Wyma of Eldridge, Rebecca Ann (Dana) Rogers of Northport, Linda (Nick) Woods of Hubbertville, Janice (Ray) Gardner and Angie Barnett, both of Fayette; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL., directing.

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Hollis, Ms. Jimmie Nell Gardner - Age 64 - Sulligent, AL
(December 18, 1943 - July 2, 2008)

Ms. Jimmie Nell Gardner Hollis, age 64, of Sulligent, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral service, Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Reedus Cemetery. Bro. Bud Glass, officiating. Visitation, Monday evening, July 7, 2008, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.at Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Active Pallbearers: Jeffery Woods, Rick Metcalfe, William O’Neal Hollis, Tony Shelley, James H. Cribbs, and Jeffery Stewart.

Ms. Hollis was born December. 18, 1943 in Greene County, AL to the late Jimmy and Cindy Jones Gardner. She was a member of Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church. Ms. Hollis worked as a Nurses Aide. She enjoyed doing work for her church.

She is survived by sons: Jim Allen (Alice Marie) Hollis, Sulligent, AL., Troy Lee(Clara) Hollis, Vernon, AL., Oscar (Melinda) Hollis, Russellville, AL., Tommy James Hollis, Sulligent, AL., Paul (Tammi) Hollis, Hamilton, AL.; daughter: Wilma Mae Hollis, Sulligent,AL.; brothers: Johnny (Bessie) Gardner, Millport, AL., Aaron Gardner, Indianapolis, IN.; sister: Louise (Elsae) Kaufaman, Hampton, VA.; 13 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren;

She was preceded in death by her parents: Jimmy and Cindy Jones Gardner; husband: Robert Lee Hollis Jr.; sister: Kysola Gardner.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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 Cribbs, Tarl - Age 74 - Vernon, AL
(May 8, 1934 - July 7, 2008)

Mr. Tarl Cribbs, age 74, of the Care Center of Vernon, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008 at the Care Center of Vernon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Shiloh Cemetery on McGill Gin Road. Bro. Johnny Stewart will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 1:00 until service time at 2:00 P.M.

Mr. Cribbs was born May 8, 1934 in Lamar County, AL to the late Joe and Syretha Kidd Cribbs. He was retired as a SFC from the U.S. Army. Mr. Cribbs was a member of Westside Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Cribbs, Oklahoma City, OK.; sons, Bruce Cribbs, Aiken, SC., Melvin Cribbs, West Palm Beach, FL., Cedric Cribbs, Guin, AL., Anthony Baker, Caledonia, MS., Christopher Baker, Caledonia, MS.; daughters, Shree Payton, Oklahoma City, OK., Carla Laundrau-Lopez, Louisville, KY., Denise Stevens, Augusta, GA., LaTasha Baker, Caledonia, MS.; 14 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren; sister, Bernice Carr, Sulligent, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Syretha Cribbs; and a daughter, Donna Cribbs.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Crew, Lucille Hankins- Age 87 - Sulligent AL

Lucille Hankins Crew age 87 of the Crews Community near Sulligent, AL passed away Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin, AL.

She was born in Sumiton, AL to the late Darlton and Annie Williams Hankins and the wife of the late Gilbert Crew. She was a Homemaker and member of the Crews Methodist Church and attended Sulligent School. Mrs. Crew had lived in the Smyrna and the Atlanta, GA, area for Twenty Five years before retiring and then returned to Crews in 1976.

She is survived by Two Daughters: Patsy (Jimmy) Skinner of Mableton, GA and Nancy (Bill) Rouse of Acworth, GA, One Sister: Maxine Schulz of Rockford, Illinois, one Brother: Douglas Hankins of Beaverton, AL, Six Grandchildren: Lisa Skinner Thrash, Stephen Skinner, George Crew III, Kim Crew Burdett, and Brian and Kevin Rouse, and Six Great - Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her Parents: Darlton and Annie Williams Hankins and Husband of Fifty Three years: Gilbert Crew Sr. and a Son: George Gilbert Crew Jr.

Services held Sunday, July 6, 2008 from the Crews Methodist Church at 2:00 P.M. with burial in the Crews Cemetery. Her body will lie in state at the church from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M., just prior to the service time. Bro. Roger Redus and Bro. Mitch Nethery officiating.

Visitation: Saturday from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Sidney Barnes, Jerry Garrison, Ricky Roberts, Kenneth Crutchfield, Butch King, and Odie Robinson.

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

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Guyton, LD - Age 78 - Bessemer, AL

LD Guyton, age 78, of Bessemer, passed away July 4, 2008. He was a member of Valley Creek Baptist Church. He was a retired professional musician and retired upholsteror. He served in the U.S. Army. He loved music and gardening. He was a loving husband, Father and Grandfather. Survivors: wife, Pat Guyton; daughters: Traci Ann Tyler and Darrel, Melinda Marie Ferguson and Dale; sons: Randy Lee Guyton and Diane, Dean Guyton and Helen; grandchildren: Barrett, Blake, Beau and Brooke Guyton; Seth and Josh Ferguson; Amber, Ashley and Justin Guyton; and Hope Tyler; great-grandchildren: Brice Guyton and Isabella; sisters: Agnes Gates, Rena Burns, Doris Price and Fred; brothers: James Guyton and Margil; Roland Guyton and Kay; special nieces: Cindy J. Nabors and Renee Long; special nephew: Sammy Allen Nabors and Terri. Visitation: Sunday, 3:30-6:00PM at the funeral home. Funeral Service will held on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 10:00AM, Peoples Chapel Funeral Home; place of burial Forest Grove Cemetery. Presiding Clergy Rev. Douglas Tyler.

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Benton, Emmett Lawrence - Age 88 - Fayette, AL (in the Hubbertville area)

Emmett Lawrence Benton, age 88, of Fayette, in the Hubbertville area, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008. Survivors include his wife, Robbie Faye Box Benton, Hubbertville; sons, James Arnold (Shirley) Benton, Sumiton, George Franklin (Joyce) Benton, KY and Jimmy (Shirley) Jones, Hubbertville; daughters, Mary Frances (Jimmy) Wyma, Eldridge, Rebecca Ann (Dana) Rogers, Northport, Linda (Nick) Woods, Hubbertville, Janice (Ray) Gardner and Angie Barnett, Fayette; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grand-children; 7 great-great-grand-children; nieces, nephews and other relatives. Chapel service will be Thursday 1:00 PM with burial in Berea Cemetery. Visitation will begin Thursday at 11:00 AM until time of service.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Roden, Bobbie Gibbs - Age 87 - Winfield, AL

Bobbie Gibbs Roden, age 87, of Winfield, died Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 6, 2008 at 3:00 PM from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Brilliant Memorial Gardens with David Sexton and Gary Heathcock officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday, at the funeral home from 2:00 until 3:00 PM.

Ms. Roden was born August 30, 1920 in Marion County, AL. to the late James Thomas Gibbs and Minnie Belle Beauchamp Gibbs. She was a resident of Winfield most of her life. She was a graduate of Brilliant High School and Athens State College. She owned and operated Office Supply Mart for over forty years. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Winfield, founder of Winfield Public Library, Studiosis Club, Brilliant Alumni Association, and a former director of Northwest Regional Library in Winfield.

She is survived by her brother, Glendon Gibbs of Brilliant; a sister, Ruby Putnam of Haleyville; three nephews, Jamie, Ricky, and Bill Gibbs, all of Brilliant; two nieces, Beth Gibbs of Tuscaloosa and Gracie Franks of Brilliant; and a host of great and great great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar D. Roden; two daughters, Mary James and Robin Roden; two brothers, John James Gibbs and V. Maxwell Gibbs; a sister, Rachel Rinehart; sisters in-law, Ruth Gibbs and Mary Frances Gibbs; and a brothers in-law Otto Putnam and Kenneth Rinehart.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Harris, Annieree Opal Holley - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL

Annieree Opal Holley Harris, age 89, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2008 at Daniel Health Care Center in Fulton, Mississippi.

Visitation, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery, northwest of Hamilton, AL.  Greg Cook officiating.

Ms. Harris was born October 5, 1918 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Walter and Bula Nix Holley.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by 1 sister, Dexter Mae Harris, Amory, MS.; 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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Winsett, Freeman H. - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL

Freeman H. Winsett, age 86, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.  Bro. Preston Headrick officiating.

Mr. Winsett was born December 16, 1921 in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Mark and Della McCarley Winsett.  He was a Veteran of WWII and was retired from NTN Bower where he served in Maintenance.

He is survived by his wife, Ardelia Reid Winsett, Hamilton, AL.; 1 son, Kevin Winsett, Dayton, OH.; 1 Daughter, Vicki Winsett, Hamilton, AL.; 7 grandchildren, Dale Winsett, Jennifer McKnight, Jeffrey Winsett, Drue Winsett, Kami Winsett, Chase Godsey, and Chelsi Lawler; 1 great-grandchild, Riley McKnight.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mark and Della McCarley Winsett, and 1 son, Gary Winsett of Nashville, TN.

Pallbearers, Dale Winsett, Jeffrey Winsett, Chris Jackson, Michael Lawler, Donald Colburn, and Ken Ellis.

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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Ward, James "Buddy" - Age 91 - Hamilton, AL

James "Buddy" Ward, age 91, of Hamilton, AL, died Tuesday, July 08, 2008 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, AL.

Born in Winfield, AL. He is the Son of the late John Albert and Cora Etta South Ward. He was a Veteran of World War II having served in the US Army and was a member of the Barnesville Free Will Baptist Church. He had lived in Winfield and the Barnesville Community most of his life.

He is survived by his wife, Cleeta Ballard Ward of Hamilton, AL.

He was preceded in death by a son, Scotty Ward and a sister, Florine Ward.

Services, Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Barnesville Free Will Baptist Church with burial in the Siloam Cemetery. Bro. Woodrow Matthews and Bro. Jeff Fleming officiating.

Visitation Thursday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the church.


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

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Moore, Jr., Vandiver C. "Van" - Age 81 - Winfield, AL

Mr. Vandiver C. “Van” Moore, Jr., age 81 of Winfield, passed away Monday, July 7, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at 11: 00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Eric McKinney was the officiating minister. Burial followed in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Gu-Win.

Mr. Moore was born on July 6, 1927 in Marion Co. a son of Vandiver Clarence Moore, Sr. and Margaret Ellen “Maggie” Weeks Moore; resident of Winfield most of his life; retired from 3M in Guin and John Deere Planter in Moline, IL; previously employed with Flav-O-Rich and Sunbeam Bread; WWII US Army Veteran; and a member and Deacon of Green Springs Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Mickey Moore; a brother, Robert C. “Bob” Moore; and a sister, Sarah Segars.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Merle Langley Moore of Winfield; one brother, Richard Earl (Betty) Moore of Winfield; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL directing.

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Elliott, Jimmy Ray "Rat" - Age 70 - Sulligent, AL

Jimmy Ray "Rat" Elliott, age 70, of Sulligent, passed away Sunday, July 6, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral Service, Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the People's Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Sulligent. In State 1 to 2 p.m. at Church. Phillip Blaylock and Charles Hankins, officiating.  Burial in Lockhart Cemetery in Gattman, MS.

Mr. Elliott was born on July 18, 1937 in Marion County, AL., a son of William Columbus Elliott and Ida Threadgill Elliott; retired from Board Warner in Chicago with 40 years of service; member of People’s Tabernacle Pentecostal Church; he loved to travel; he was an avid fisherman and an Alabama Football Fan.

Survivors include 1 sister, Nelda Jean Eads, Sulligent; 2 grandchildren, Maureen Elliott, Lombard, IL and Erin Rummer, Grasham, OR; 2 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces, Linda (Donald) Minor and Becky (Donald) Darden, both of Sulligent; great-nieces and nephews and other relatives.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Annie Sue “Elaine” Franks; and two brothers, William Junior Elliott and Kenneth Ray Elliott.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL directing.

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Simmons, Rev. Howard - Age 99 - Detroit, AL
(March 11, 1909 - July 10, 2008)

Reverend Howard Simmons, age 99 years and 6 months, of Detroit, Alabama passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL. as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Guin, AL.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama.  Visitation to be from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the time of service, at the funeral home chapel.  Freddie Miles, Edward Puckett, and Danny Stanford, officiating.  Burial in Fulton Bridge Baptist Church Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

Reverend Simmons was born March 11, 1909, in Marion County, Alabama to J.T. and Martha Melvina Harris Simmons.  He was a retired Carpenter and Minister.

He is survived by his wife, Loudene McKinley Simmons; and 2 sons, David (Judy) Simmons, and Ray (Carolyn) Simmons; 7 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Clista Cantrell Simmons; his parents, J.T. and Martha Melvina Harris Simmons; and 8 brothers and 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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Simmons, Loudene McKinley - Age 78 - Detroit, AL

Mrs. Loudene McKinley Simmons, age 78, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as a result of an automobile accident in Guin, AL. July 9, 2008.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2008 at the Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Stanford, Bro. Edward Puckett and Bro. Freddie Miles officiating.  Burial in Fulton Bridge Baptist Church.

She was born March 14, 1930, in Marion County, Alabama to Willie and Wilma York McKinley.  She was retired as a nurse with 38 years of service.

She is survived by 2 step-sons, David (Judy) Simmons, Guin, AL., and Ray (Carolyn) Simmons, Picayune, MS.; 7 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren; 1 sister, Ora Lee Flynn, Guin, AL.; and a host of nieces & nephews.

Loudene was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Howard Simmons; her parents, Willie and Wilma York McKinley; a brother, Garvis McKinley; 2 sisters, Lillie Garner and Mary Ruth Colburn.

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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Gann, James - Age 72 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. James Gann, age 72, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Monday, July 7, 2008 at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Alabama.

Visitation, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Mt. View Church of Christ and funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at the Church.  James Palmer, Marcia Franks, Jimmy Brumley, and W. T. Allison officiating.  Leslie Shadrick directed the singing and Marcia Franks read a poem written by Mildred McGuire.  Burial in Fulton Bridge Church.

Active pallbearers were Warren Williford, Dale Hood, Russell Lynch, Kenneth Boyett, Danny Duncan, Billy Gann, and Almon Gann.

James was born July 31, 1935, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Hubert and Letha Young Gann.  He was married to Mary Sue Davis Gann.  He was a farmer, trucker and excavator  and owner and operator of his own Trucking Company.   He was a resident of Marion County for most of his life. He was a member and elder of the Mt. View Church of Christ. He served on the board of the 21st Century Global Missions.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Sue Gann; 1 daughter, Melanie (Ryan) Barksdale; 2 grandchildren, Skylar and Deagan Barksdale; and 1 brother, Herman (Barbara) Gann; nephew - Rusty (Melissa) Gann; niece - Tracy (Keith) Carter; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Letha Young Gann and a sister, June 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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Ables, Alice "Faye" Preston - Age 63 - Hackleburg, AL

Alice "Faye" Preston Ables, age 63, of Hackleburg, Alabama passed away Monday, July 7, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at Hackleburg First Baptist Church.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Hackleburg First Baptist Church.  Ronnie Marbutt and Steve Lawrence officiating.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg.

Faye was born October 19, 1944, in Marion County, Alabama to Sherman and Mary Lou Evans Preston.  She was retired from Sunshine Homes' Cabinet Shop and was married to Connie Ables.

She is survived by her husband, Connie Ables; children, David (Charla) Ables, and Rose Ann (Chris) Mayfield; her mother, Mary Lou Evans Preston; 4 grandchildren, David and Daniel Kayla Berry, Derek and Heather Clingan; sisters, Judy (Gary) Raper, and Shirley (Larry) Duvall; a host of nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Douglas Gunnin.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sherman Preston and a sister, Clara Gunnin.

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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Summers, Louise Perry - Age 74 - Seminole, FL (Formerly of Marion County, AL)

Louise Perry Summers, age 74, of Seminole, Florida (formerly of Marion County, Alabama), passed away, Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at the Consulate Nursing Home in Seminole, Florida.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 13, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 14, 2008 at Marion County Funeral Home. Bro. Todd Clippard officiating minister.  Burial in Elm Church of Christ Cemetery, Winfield, Alabama.

Born on July 21, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Fellingburg and Elsie Whitehead Perry.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Joy Perry.

Survivors include her husband - Frank L. Summers; sons - Mac Arthur Fellingburg (Judy) and Bomen Sewell Webb, both of Florida, and Franklin E. (Kim) Summers, II, Hamilton; grandchildren - Jack Calvert and Franklin E., III, and Mac Draven Summers; and a host of family and friends.

Marion County Funeral  Home assisted the family.

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Stricklin, Howard Edward "Eddy" - Age 60 - San Juan, TX (Formerly of Brilliant, AL)

Howard Edward "Eddy" Stricklin, age 60, of San Juan, TX, formerly of Brilliant, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008 in Texas.

Funeral Service, Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. from the Mt. Zion Assembly Church with burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Masonic Honors being presented. Visitation will be Tuesday 6 - 8 PM at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Seymour Stricklin, San Juan, TX; sons, Delane (Wendy) Stricklin, Brilliant, Rick (Melissa) Bailey, MT and Roger Bailey, NY; daughters, Amy Thomas, Brilliant, Karen (Michael) Markham, KY, Sharon (Lewis) Herdon and Jill (David) Rogers, OH and Alisha Franz, Winfield; step-children, Burt Pollard, Brilliant and April Estes, Hubbertville; 15 grandchildren; sister, Barby (Thomas) Bryant, Winfield; brothers, Wilburn (Ruth) Stricklin and Harry Stricklin, Winfield; nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL directing.

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Flippo, J.D. - Age 83 - Guin, AL

J.D.Flippo, age 83, of Guin, AL, died Saturday, July 12, 2008 at his residence.

Services will be Monday, July 14, 2008 at 3 p.m. at Guin Church of Christ with burial in West Alabama Memorial Gardens.

Born in Marion County, AL. He is the Son of the late Marvin Clark and Donnie Lillian Maddox Flippo and the Husband of the late Hollie Banks Gann Flippo. He had lived in Guin most of his life and was a member of the Guin Church Of Christ.

He is survived by 2 Daughters, Elizabeth Thompson of Detroit, AL and Jackie Tidwell of Guin, AL, 7 Grandchildren, Benjamin Joseph Tidwell, Amanda Elizabeth Thompson (John) Bomba, William Jay (Heather) Tidwell, Jala Leigh Thompson (Johnny) Echols, Walter Andrew (Keri) Tidwell, Jeremy Lang (Valerie) Tidwell, and Marvin Tyler Tidwell, and 8 Great Grandchildren, Alisha Denise Tidwell, Hayden Blake Tidwell, Devyn Jakob "D.J." Tidwell, Andrew Dale Tidwell, Walter Neil Echols, Dory Elizabeth Bomba, Annias Helena Tidwell and Daniel Thompson Bomba. 3 Sisters, Dorothy Mae Kelley, Mary Gay Whitley and Opal Jean Wood all of Tifton, GA and A Brother, Waymon Clark Flippo of Tifton, GA.

He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, George Verdis Flippo and James Julian Flippo.

Norwood Funeral Home directing.

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Lee, Judy Maxine Sizemore - Age 85 - Winfield, AL

Judy Maxine Sizemore Lee, age 85, of Winfield, AL, passed away Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin.

Chapel service, Sunday, July 13, 2008, 2:00 PM with burial in Winfield City Cemetery. Visitation, Sunday, July 13, 2008, 12 Noon - 2 PM at Miles Funeral Home in Winfield, AL.  Venlon Bradford officiating minister.

Active pallbearers were Jack Wallace, Stephen Fowler, David and Russell Hill, Johnny Dean and Larry Reese.

Born on Nov. 15, 1922, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Andrew Jackson and Jala Adeline Anderson Sizemore. She was a resident of Winfield for most of her life. She was a resident of Birmingham before moving back to Winfield in 1989. She was a graduate of Marion County High School in Guin. She was a member of the Winfield First Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Lee; brothers, Russell and Braxton Sizemore; sisters, Verna Wallace, Julia Fowler and Voncille Lucas; and nephews, Glyn and Jerry Sizemore.

Survivors include nieces, Judy Wood, JoNell (David) Hill, Kathy (Johnny) Dean, Sheri (Charles) White; nieces-in-law - Ann Sizemore and Chrystell Hankins; and nephews - Stephen (Vicki) Fowler and Jack (Candy) Wallace. 

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Shankle, William Eugene "Gene" - Age 72 - Sulligent, AL

William Eugene "Gene" Shankle, age 72, of Sulligent, AL, passed away Friday, July 11, 2008 at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.

Graveside service will be July 15, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Cemetery in Montgomery.  Michael Cassity will be the officiating minister, Bro. Phillip Blaylock will be assisting with local arrangements in Sulligent. Visitation will be at Otts Funeral Home Sunday, July 13, 2008 from 5 until 8 P.M. In Lieu of Flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association, contact Otts Funeral Home for addresses.

Mr. Shankle was born September 5, 1935 in Decatur, AL to the late Luther and Gertrude Bond Shankle. He attended First Baptist Church in Sulligent and was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Montgomery. Mr. Shankle attended Lawrence County High School in Moulton, AL. He was the owner and operator of Mr. Gene’s Restaurant in Sulligent for 21 years.

SURVIVORS: Wife: Joyce Shankle, Sulligent, AL, Son: Michael Shankle, Montgomery, AL, Daughter: Kathy Shankle, Montgomery, AL, Grandchildren: Meagan McBride, Baton Rouge, LA,Toni Shankle, Covington, GA, Dustin Shankle, Montgomery, AL, Step-Grandchildren: Amber Raine, Crossville, AL, Brandus Raine, Crossville, AL, Brothers: Loyd (Terri) Shankle, Trinity, AL, Floyd (Cynthia) Shankle, Trinity, AL, Sisters: Audrey Cartee Terry, Moulton, AL, Opel (Travis) Voss, Decatur, AL, Hazel Basden, Decatur, AL, Kay (Dillard) Trussell, Trinity, AL, Gail (James) Terry, Decatur, AL, Marie (Donald) Letson, Moulton, AL

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Luther and Gertrude Shankle, Daughter: Patrica Diane Shankle, Grandchild: Christopher Shankle, Brothers: Harold Shankle, Rayburn Shankle, Sister: Nellie Rose

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Carothers, Ezra Bonner “Bud”  - Age 89 - Winfield, AL

Mr. Ezra Bonner “Bud” Carothers, age 89 of Winfield, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 12, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Winfield First United Methodist Church. Jerry Croft, Gary Heathcock and Tim Meherg were the officiating ministers. Burial followed in the Winfield City Cemetery where military honors were presented.

Mr. Carothers was born on November 9, 1918 in Marion Co. a son of William Russell Carothers and Coralie Williams Robbins Carothers; resident of the Winfield area most of his life; graduate of Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery and attended University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa; US Marine Veteran having served in Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Phillipines, Peluloe and Saipan; owned and operated Winfield Quick Freeze for 38 years; previously employed with Seaboard Railroad; and he was a member of Winfield First United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Lee Hill Carothers of Winfield; two sons, William Russell (Becky) Carothers II and Robert Leroy “Bubba” (Rebecca) Carothers, both of Winfield; eight grandchildren, Melissa Carothers (Bob) Beard, William Russell (Stephanie) Carothers III, Christian Hill (Brandi) Carothers, Robert Leroy (Susan) Carothers Jr., Brooks Reed Carothers, Ryan Lee Carothers, Julia Gardner and Amanda Gardner; eight great-grandchildren, Mary Kate and Spencer Beard, Will, John, Nicholus, Elizabeth, Allie and Caroline Carothers; one brother, William Meek Carothers of Pine Bluff, AR; one sister, Coralie Coleman of Montgomery; nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Garner, R L - Age 72 - Winfield, AL

R L Garner, age 72 of Winfield, died Thursday, July 10, 2008 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin.

Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, 2008 at 7:00 PM from Winfield Church of Christ with James Wyers officiating. Burial followed Saturday morning in Winfield City Cemetery.

Mr. Garner was born October 4, 1935 in Fayette County to Carl Deadon Garner and Lillie Ada Standridge Garner. He was a resident of Winfield most of his life where he retired as Mgr. of Pate Chevrolet. He was a member of Winfield Church of Christ and formerly served as an Elder. He earned a Degree in Business Management from the University of Alabama and served his country as a Captain in the US Army.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Saundria Pate Garner; two sisters, Ella Rae Tucker and Edith Spann; and three brothers, Levard, Auston, and Arvel Garner.

He is survived by two sons, James Allen (Jessica) Garner and John Sterling (Candy) Garner, both of Winfield; two daughters, Marsha Garner (John) Benton of Tuscaloosa and Melisa Garner (Mark) Teague of Huntsville; a sister, Bernice Davis of Hamilton; nine grandchildren, Emily (Dr. Rodney) Tittle, Kallie, Kimberly, Jake, and Mason Garner, Bethany and Sam Peoples, and Lily and Andrew Teague; two step-grandchildren, Gunter and Spencer Benton; one great-grandchild, Emma Kate Tittle; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Thorn, Wade - Age 72 - Golden, MS

Wade "Goodsie" Thorn, age 72, Golden, MS, died Friday, July 11, 2008, at his residence.

He was born on April 13, 1936, in Vina, Ala., to Grady White and Lela Mae Ledbetter Thorn. He was a truck driver for 32 years and was a member of Golden Central Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Golden Central Baptist Church with Bro. Mickey Trammel officiating. Burial will be at Belmont City Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2008.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Virginia Thorn of Golden; three children, Rex Thorn (Terri) and Jerry “Chubby” Thorn (Vicki), both of Golden and Tonya Emerson (Tony) of Vina, Ala.; six grandchildren, Kim Brown (Matt), Lacey Thorn, Maegan Thorn, Matthew Thorn, Courtney Conwill and Hunter Emerson; three sisters, Pauline Ginn of Golden, Edith Minor of Chelsey, Ala., and Peggy Chism of Red Bay, Ala.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Ray Thorn; one sister, Betty Rose Barron; two brothers, Grady “Mannie” Thorn and James Thorn.

Pallbearers will be Donald Gene Ray, Darrell Ray, Dale Ray, Richard McKinney, Gary Lindsey and Byron Duncan. Honorary pallbearers will be the Sunshine Truck Drivers and Robert Elrod.


Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay, AL directing.

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Deaton, Linda Ann  - Age 61 - Red Bay, AL

Linda Ann Deaton, age 61, died Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the Red Bay Hospital.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, July 11, 2008 and until service time Saturday.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. John Stockton officiating. Burial will be in Joel Cemetery in Dennis.

She was born March 7, 1947, in Mississippi to George and Fanny Bumpus McNeil. She was a seamstress for 20 years, a homemaker and a member of Landmark Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Henry Deaton of Red Bay, Ala.; one daughter, Misty Spencer (Charles) of Red Bay; one grandson, Logan Spencer; two stepdaughters, Lisa Tepper and Amanda Brazil, both of Red Bay; one brother, Windell McNeil of Corinth; a very special aunt, Imogene McCoy of Iuka; six stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Thomas Edward McClung; her parents; and two brothers, Merl McNeil and Harold McNeil. Pallbearers will be Donald Deaton, Lester Deaton, Tim Deaton, Thomas Rhodes, Brandon Brazil and Charles Holland.


Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL directing.

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Duncan, Evie - Age 86 - Guin, AL

Evie Lindley Duncan, age 86, died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Winfield, Ala.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with the Rev. David Kelley officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

She was born June 9, 1922, in Red Bay, Ala., to John W. and Dellie Self Lindley. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.

Survivors include one son, Jimmy "Craig" Duncan of Guin, Ala.; one stepdaughter, Ima Jean Payne of Golden; one brother, Mancel Lindley of Amory; five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sanders William Duncan, and a son, William Duncan.


Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL directing.

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Gann, Neatie Jewell - Age 90 - Hamilton, AL

Ms. Neatie Jewell Harper Gann, age 90, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Monday, July 14, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Shiloh Baptist Church.  Bro. Todd Evans, officiating.  Burial in Shiloh Church Cemetery.

She was born June 13, 1918 in Marion County, Alabama to the late George B. and Julie Stidham Harper.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leburn Gann; her parents, George B. and Julie Stidham Harper; and one great-granddaughter. 

She is survived by 3 daughters, Louise Williamson, Lucille (Gerald) Feltman, and Ann (Jim) Sanderson; 1 son, Terry K. (Sherry) Harper; 9 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; sisters, Hilda Kelly, Modeaner Hayes, and Lee Hamilton; brothers, Monroe Harper, and Thurston Harper; sister-in-law, Jewell Harper; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers; Marty Sanderson, Matt Stewart, David Stewart, Ben Cagle, Nathan Noe, and Sam Evans.  Honorary Pallbearers, granddaughters and great granddaughters.

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, Elvie Lee Colburn - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL

Elvie Lee Colburn Johnson, age 85, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton.

Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 17, 2008 at Bethlehem Methodist Church.  Bro. Greg Cook, officiating.  Burial in Bethlehem Church Cemetery.

Eulogy From Mrs. Johnson's Church:

Elvie Lee Colburn was born December 12th, 1922 in Marion County, Alabama.  She was the wife of the late John Ralph Johnson.  Her parents were Calvin and Sarah Louisa Nichols Colburn.  She had two brothers, Freeman and Robert and one sister, Belvie Downs, who preceded her in death.  She had two daughters, Sylvia Lee Holland and Vivian Renee Frederick.  She also gave birth to two stillborn children, one boy and one girl.  She had six grandchildren:  Barry Kevan Holland, David Eugene Holland, Brian Jason Holland, John Marshall Frederick, Marisa Lenore Frederick, and Dylan Keir Frederick.  She also had three great grandchildren, Cory Ryan and Derek Kevan Holland, and Meghan Holland.  She had one great-great grandson, Karson Micah (Wallace) Holland.

Mrs. Johnson was a devoted wife and mother.  She was a homemaker who loved gardening, preparing home-cooked foods, making homemade quilts and taking care of her two elderly aunts.  But probably most of all, especially in her later years, Mrs. Johnson enjoyed the company of and caring for her grandchildren, and spoiling them as much as possible.  Another one of Mrs. Johnson's admirable traits was her generosity.  Anyone who came into her home was offered home-made cooking, and if they left without partaking of this, it was not because of her lack of insistence.  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had many pets during their lifetime, yet never acquired one on purpose.  Strays and cast-off pets were "adopted" and taken care of as well as an expensive pet would be by most people.

But most of all, Mrs. Johnson professed her faith in Jesus Christ, and was a member of this church.  She tried her best to live her life in a Christian manner.

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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Carter, Kathy Randolph - Age 22, - Columbus, MS (formerly of Detroit, AL)
(January 13, 1986 - July 15, 2008)

Mrs. Kathy Randolph Carter, age 22, of Columbus, MS, formerly of Detroit, AL, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Baptist East Hospital in Memphis, TN.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 18, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. from the Detroit Church of God where the body will lie in state from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. Burial will follow in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery. Officiating minister will be Bro. Terron Gentry.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M.

Mrs. Carter was born on January 13, 1986 in Amory, MS to Ludie and Toleta Randolph. She was a member of the Detroit Church of God. She attended Sulligent High School. Mrs. Carter worked at the Sulligent, Vernon and Detroit Post Offices.

SURVIVORS: Parents: Ludie and Toleta Randolph, Detroit, AL Husband: Randall Carter, Columbus, MS Grandparents: Harold (Odie) Randolph, Detroit, AL John Randolph, Sulligent, AL Brother: Randy Randolph, Detroit, AL Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Randy and Regina Carter, Sulligent, AL Sister-in-law: Rebecca Carter, Sulligent, AL

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Grandmother: Elvie Randolph

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Glasgow, Paula "Polly" - Age 79 - Guin, AL

Paula "Polly" Glasgow, age 79, of Guin, AL passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Services held Friday, July 18, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Guin, AL with burial in the Bethel Cemetery. Bro. Randy Wright officiating.

Visitation Friday 12 noon until 2:00 pm at the funeral home.

She was born in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Charlie and Elna McDaniel Parker and the wife of the late Sammie Glasgow. She had lived in Lamar and Marion County most of her life and was a member of the Union Chapel Baptist Church.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Sandra Wilson of Guin, AL, Sherri Glasgow of Dallas, TX and Dorothy Mullenix of Seattle, WA; 2 sons, Bobby and Ronnie Glasgow both of Guin, AL; 13 Grandchildren; and 22 Great Grandchildren; a sister, Gloria Brock of Vernon, AL; and 4 brothers, Cecil Parker of Birmingham, AL, Earl Parker of Guntersville, AL, Gordon Parker of Hamilton, MS and George Parker of Mobile, AL.

In addition to her husband, Sammie Glasgow and parents, Charlie and Elna McDaniel Parker, she was preceded in death by a Daughter, Debbie Glasgow.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 4, Guin, AL 35563.


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

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Lee, Horace Jackson "Jack" - Age 82, - Hamilton, AL

Horace Jackson "Jack" Lee, age 82, of Hamilton, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008.

Chapel service will be Friday 11:00 AM with burial in Botush Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday evening 6 - 8 PM at the funeral home.  Danny Knight officiating. 

Born on Nov. 26, 1925, in Jefferson County, he was the son of the late Thomas Bankhead and Ethel Marie Everett Lee. He was a resident of Brilliant for most of his life and was a resident of Hamilton for the past several years. He was a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He was a retired construction worker and flea marketer. He attended the Methodist church in Hamilton.

Survivors include his wife, Vernell Carter Lee, Hamilton; son, Jerry Alan (Ruby) Lee, Ripley, MS; daughters, Linda Gail Hussain, Red Bay, Shirley (Jimmy) Smith, Winfield and Bonnie Markham, Brilliant (Michael Allen, Vernon); 4 step-children, Janice Hartsel, Hugh L., Keith and Marty Carter; 8 grandchildren; host of step-grand-children; and 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Opalene Jack Lee; infant daughter, Joyce Ann Lee; granddaughter, Tonya Porter; and brother, Thomas Bankhead Lee, Jr.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Turbyfill, Sydney W. - Age 80 - Vina, AL

Sidney W. Turbyfill, age 80, of Vina, AL., passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Ala.

He was born Aug. 15, 1927, in Atwood, Ala., to P.W. and Sarah Overton Turbyfill. He was an industrial mechanic and a member of Vina First Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post No. 165 in Hackleburg, Ala.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Jerry Swimmer officiating. Burial will be in Pilot Hill Cemetery in Vina, Ala.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Zane Turbyfill of Vina, Ala.; two sons, Bruce Turbyfill (Sharon) of Crown Point, Ind., and Larry Turbyfill (Wendy) of Normal, Ill.; one stepson, Donnie Castleberry (Nora) of Beach Park, Ill.; eight grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, several great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Paul Turbyfill, Ryan Turbyfill, Tony Turbyfill, Tony Pitts, Robert Moomaw and David Castleberry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will continue until service time today at the funeral home.

Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL directing.

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Humber, Voncille May .- Age 82, - Fayette County, AL

Voncille May Humber, age 87, a lifelong resident of Fayette County, AL passed away July 18, 2008.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 3:00 PM from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Siloam Cemetery wit Steven Sanderson officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday, from 1:00 until 3:00 PM.

She was the daughter of the late William Louis and Chessie Lillian Taylor May. Mrs. Humber graduated from Winfield City High School in 1941, attended Berry College at Mt. Berry, GA, and taught school in Fayette County. She was a laboratory assistant for Deere and Company in Illinois, but first and foremost a faithful homemaker. Mrs. Humber taught Sunday School for many years and was a church pianist at Springhill Baptist Church where she was a member.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert Wyman Humber; twin daughters, Glenda H. (Joe) James of Hoover and Linda H. (Mike) Lalor of Scotts Valley, CA; two grandchildren, Audrey Lalor and Ben Lalor, both of Scotts Valley; three brothers, Reuben May of Fayette, Glenn May of Lacey Springs, and Morris may of College Station, TX; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Lewis, Mavis "Jean" - Age 78 - Sulligent, AL

Mavis "Jean" Lewis, age 78 of Sulligent, AL, passed away Friday, July 18, 2008 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Services, Monday, July 21, 2008 at 11: A.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Pine Springs Cemetery. Rev. Robert L. Holley and Rev. Tommy Spruiell officiating.

Visitation: Monday from 9:00 A.M. until 11: A.M. at the funeral home.

Born in Monroe County Mississippi to the late John and Viola Wright Ray. She was a member of the Shiloh North Methodist Church and a wonderful homemaker and housewife. Mrs. Lewis and her Husband Cecil had lived in Waukegan, IL for thirty five years before returning to Sulligent, AL in 1987.

Survived by her Husband, James Cecil Lewis of Sulligent, AL; 1 Sister, Evall Hawkins of Sulligent, AL; and a Host of Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by 2 Sisters, Mary Lou Noe and Annie Ruth Ray; 2 Brothers, Henry Ray and Orell Ray.

Pallbearers were: Wayne Irvin, Frasier Flynn, Judson Hulsey, Johnny Hawkins.


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

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Randolph, Deloin "Sunshine" - Age 88 - Sulligent, AL

Deloin "Sunshine" Randolph, age 88, of Sulligent, AL, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008 at the Care Center of Red Bay, AL.

Services, Tuesday July 22, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Love Joy Cemetery. Bro. Mark Dean and Bro. Phillip Blaylock officiating.

Visitation: Monday, July 21, 2008 from 6:00 P.M. until 9: 00P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Born in Marion County Alabama to the late Elmer and Kathryn McCarley Randolph. He was a member of the Guin Church of God and a long time resident of the Sulligent, AL area. Mr. Randolph was by profession a Logger and a Farmer all of his life.

Survived by Five Daughters: Shirley Ann Fikes of Sulligent, AL, Stella Humbers of Red Bay, AL, Billie Jean Barrientos of Saginaw, Michigan, Paulette Clark of Booneville, MS, and Martha Mead of Winfield, AL. Three Sons: Robert D. Randolph of Mississippi, Joseph Randolph of Sulligent, AL and Melvin Elmer Randolph of Greenwood Springs, MS. One Brother: Olin Randolph of Hamilton, AL, 10 Grandsons, 9 Granddaughters, 20 Great Grandsons, and 13 Great Granddaughters.

Preceded in death by his first Wife: Jannie Lou Hollie Randolph and second Wife: Mattie Chandler Randolph, One Daughter: Mary Randolph, Three Sons: James Olin Randolph, George Randolph, and Sam Randolph and One Sister: Deloris Cotton, One Granddaughter: Paula Williams and One Grandson: Melvin (Bubba) Randolph.

Pallbearers: Ronald Humbers, David Humbers, Junior Fikes, Michael Wilemon.


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

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Tilberg, Luella I. - Age 92 - Grafton, OH

Luella I. Tilberg, age 92 of Grafton, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008 in the home of her son in Hamilton, Alabama after a short illness.

She was born August 26, 1915 in Huntington, Ohio and had lived most of her life in Grafton.  She was retired from May Co. Where she was a sales person.  Mrs. Tilberg was  a member of the North Eaton Christian Church (Disciples) and was active in church functions, the Red Cross and the RSVP group.  She enjoyed quilting and sewing.

She is survived by her son, Norman Tilberg of Hamilton, Alabama; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Tilberg, sons, George Tilberg, Duane Tilberg, and Dean Tilberg, and by her daughter, Lanore.

At her request, there will be no visitation.  Graveside services will be held, Friday, July 18, 2008 in the Butternut Ridge Cemetery, Eaton Twp. at 3 p.m.  Licensed minister, Judy Ponting of the N. Eaton Christian Church (Disciples) will officiate.

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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Turner, Mildred - Age 86 - Vernon, AL
(August 17, 1921 - July 19, 2008)

Mrs. Mildred Turner, age 86, of the Care Center of Vernon, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008 at the Care Center of Vernon. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Shiloh Cemetery on McGill Gin Rd. Sister Johnnie Dover will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. Mrs. Turner was born August 17, 1921 in Lamar County, AL to the late Preston and Annie Hollis Darnell. She was a member of Murray-Shiloh Church. Mrs. Turner was a graduate of Lamar County Training School. She was a homemaker.

SURVIVORS: Son: Lee (Sharon) Turner, Vernon, AL, Daughter: Patsy Turner, Vernon, AL, Grandchildren: Eric Turner, Kandace Turner, Sister: Nather L. Turner, Vernon, AL, Great Niece/God Daughter: Amelia Swanigan, Sisters-in-law: Annie C. Turner Lathan, Mildred Turner Truelove, Host of Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends,

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Preston and Annie Darnell, Husband: Victor Turner, 4 Brothers, 5 Sisters.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Franks, Willodean Alexander - Age 74 - Winfield, AL

Willodean Alexander Franks, age 74, of Winfield, died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Physician's Medical Center in Birmingham.

She is survived by three sons, Larry (Trecia) Franks of Wilsonville, Terry Franks of Winfield, and Donnie (Cindy) Franks of Winfield; a daughter, Carla (Anthony) Aldridge of Winfield; two brothers, Wayne (Modene) Alexander of Tuscaloosa and Bob (Reba) Alexander of Winfield; a sister, Reda Vickery of Brilliant; three grandchildren, Leslie (Judd) May, Kris Franks, and Larry Franks, Jr.; three great grandchildren, Lexi, Makayla, and Kylah May; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 25, at 11:00 AM from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Winfield City Cemetery with Bro. Tim Meherg officiating. The family will receive friends tonight at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Johnson, Ruby Maria Garner - Age 68 - Fayette, AL

Ruby Maria Garner Johnson, age 68, of Fayette, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008.

Survivors include her husband, Robert J. Johnson, Fayette; daughter, Teresa Alexander, Fayette; granddaughter, Anna Stovall; sistres, Patricia "Patsy" Richardson, Eldridge and Ila Mae Leggett, Worth, MO; brothers, Roy Garner, Kimberly, Johnny and Elbert Garner, Bankston, Rayburn Garner, Carbon Hill and Bobby Garner, Eldridge; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Chapel service will be Friday 2:00 PM with burial in the Tidwell Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday 6 - 8 PM at the funeral home.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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May, Billy Joe - Age 71 - Guin, AL

Billy Joe May age 71 of Guin, AL died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Born in Marion County, AL. He is the Son of the late Early Alton and Adell Spann May. He had lived in Guin most of his life. He was a member of the Guin First Baptist Church, was a Standard Oil Distributor and had retired from the Town of Guin.

He is survived by his Wife, Carolyn Caddell May of Guin, AL, Two Daughters, Kim (Don) Holcomb of Winfield, AL and Becky (Jamie) Dozier of Guin, AL, Six Grandchildren, Dawn (Ken) Hocutt, Kevin (Cindy) Holcomb, Dustin (Ashley) Holcomb, Travis Whitson, Kyler Holcomb and Jake Dozier.

He was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Angela Jo May and a Sister, Doris Jean Mullins.

Services held Friday, July 25, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Dr. Charles Ballew officiating.

Visitation Thursday, July 24, 2008, 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Guin, AL, directing.

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Ingle, Floy May - Age 89 - Anchorage, AK (formerly of Talladega and Winfield)

Floy May Ingle, age 89, of Anchorage, AK (formerly of Talladega and Winfield) passed away July 8, 2008 in Anchorage.

She was the daughter of the late William L. and Chessie T. May. She was a native of Winfield. She was a graduate of Winfield City High School and Berry College in Berry, Ga. She received her master ’s degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in home economics. She was a resident of Talladega most of her life. She worked in the Y-12 plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn., as a lab analyst for two years during World War II. She was retired from Alabama Power Company. She was a member of the Southwood Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Ingle; sister, Julia White; and brothers, Arlie and Lomax May.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie (Donavin) O'Brien, Anchorage, AK; granddaughters, Hannah and Haley O'Brien, Anchorage, AK; ; special granddaughters - Tyler and Tara Snyder, Talladega; sister - Voncille Humber, Winfield; brothers, Reuben May, Fayette, Glenn May, Laceys Spring and Morris May, College Station, TX; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Graveside Memorial service will be Thursday, July 24, 2008, 11:00 AM from the Siloam Cemetery in Winfield.  Delbert Preuninger will be the officiating minister.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Orsborn, Emma Stricklin - Age 94 - Lincoln, CA (formerly of Winfield, AL)

Emma Orsborn, age 94 of Lincoln, CA formerly of Winfield, AL died Friday, July 18, 2008 in Lincoln, CA.

Born in Brilliant, AL, she is the Daughter of the late Will and Willie Franks Stricklin and the Wife of the late Thomas Orsborn. She had lived in Winfield most of her life before moving to Lincoln in 1992. She retired from AT&T, was a member of the Winfield Free Will Baptist Church and was a member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a Son, Thomas (Beverly) Orsborn of Lincoln, CA, 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great Great Grandchildren. A Sister, Daisy Marie Estes of Mobile, AL and a Brother Alvin Stricklin of Brilliant, AL. Several Nieces and Nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her Husband, Thomas Orsborn and 2 Sons James and William "Bill" Herman Orsborn.

Services held Friday, July 25, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Bro. William E. Atkinson officiating.

Visitation Fri 12 noon until 2 at funeral home.

Pallbearers were Roger Estes, Kieth Overton, John Reyes, Matthew Reyes, Clay Johnson and Matt Harbison.


Norwood Funeral Home of Guin, AL. directing.

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Stoneking, Jean - Age 79 - Sulligent, AL
(September 30, 1928 - July 26, 2008)

Mrs. Jean Stoneking, age 79, of Sulligent, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Funeral services will be Monday, July 28, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Bro. George Henley and Bro. Larry Palmer will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.
Active pallbearers will be the nephews.

Mrs. Stoneking was born September 30, 1928 in Marion County, AL to the late James Thomas (Jim) and Della Colburn Martin. She was a member of Gattman Baptist Church and attended Revelation of Holiness Church. Mrs. Stoneking attended Marion County Schools.

SURVIVORS: Son: Jimmy Stoneking Jr., Sulligent, AL Sisters: Margaret (George) Henley, Cherokee, AL Ruby Mitchell, Birmingham, AL Caregiver- Niece: Betty Kidd, Sulligent, AL Several Nieces and Nephews

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Jim and Della Martin Husband: James Stoneking Sisters: Nola Lee, Ellie Lee Johnson, Helen Rossi and Bernice Scroggins Brothers: Gertis Martin and Ottis M. Martin.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Cummings, William Andrew - Age 21 - Brilliant, AL

William Andrew Cummings, age 21, of Brilliant, Alabama passed away Sunday, July 13, 2008 as the result of an accident on Upper Bear Creek Lake.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 15, 2008 with extended hours of 4:00 to 9:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow in Myers Hill Cemetery. Jerry Self will officiate.

Born on Nov. 3, 1986, in Oklahoma City, Okla., he was the son of Elton G. and Catherine Bray Cummings.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gordon and Florene Cummings; grandmother, Faye Bray; great-grandfather, Cecil Wright; and cousin, Kristy Garrard.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife - Kendra Raburn Cummings; sons - Caden Cummings and Dustin Benefield; brothers - Joey and Chris (Brandy) Cummings; and sisters - Wendy Crowe, Daphne (Chris) Burnett and Tracie (Tim) Gunn.

Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville directed the services.

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Hollis, Jr., Tol - Age 65 - Birmingham, AL

Tol Hollis, Jr., age 65, Birmingham, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2008.

Born in Sylacauga, he was the son of the late Tol and Fannie Hollis. He was raised in Guin. He was a 1962 graduate of West End High School. He was self-employed for most of his life and did work for U.S. Steel and the State of Alabama.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at 11 a.m. from the Bell Funeral Home Forestdale Chapel, with graveside services held at 2:30 p.m. from the Hollis Memorial Cemetery in Beaverton.

Survivors include his daughter - Taylor J. Hollis, Fort Payne; sister - Alice Faye Voce, Vestavia Hills; and brothers - Gary P. Hollis, Hoover, and Ronald G. Hollis, Auburn.


Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directed the local services.

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Newell, Larry Bennon - Age 65 - Haleyville, AL

 Larry Bennon Newell, 65, passed away on Sunday, July 6, 2008, at the UAB Palliative Care.

Funeral services, Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at 11 a.m. from the Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Haleyville, with burial in the Winston Memorial Cemetery. Jewell Gaines, officiating minister.

 Born February 3, 1943, in Franklin County, he was the son of the late Woodrow and Annie Mae Newell. He was a truck driver, and was a member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church.

 Survivors include his wife - Darlene Newell; daughters - Rebecca Renae (Kris) Wilson, Haleyville, AL., and Stacey Lynn (Stuart) Payne, Prattville, AL.; daughter-in-law - Lisa Newell, Burkesville, KY.; brothers - Edgar Othell Newell, Haleyville, AL., and Don Huey Kelley, Oklahoma City, OK.; mother-in-law - Christine Harling; brother-in-law - Jerry (Joan) Harling; 8 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Robert Woodrow Newell.

Pinkard Funeral Home of Haleyville directing.

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Tilley, Glenn Porter - Age 86 - Winfield,  AL

Glenn Porter Tilley, age 86, Winfield, passed away Saturday, July 12, 2008, at the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

Funeral services, Monday, July 14, 2008, at 11 a.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, with burial in the Harmony Grove Cemetery. Tim Meherg and Steve Lawrence, officiating ministers.

Born April 17, 1922, in Fayette County, he was the son of the late Everett Bone and Martha Florence Porter Tilley. He was a lifelong resident of the White Springs Community. He was previously employed with Dobbs Brothers Timber Company in Fayette and was retired from Trice Timber Company in Fayette. He was a member of the Harmony Grove Baptist Church.  Active pallbearers were Jim, Chuck, Bill, Brett and Blake Tilley, Randy and Clinton Webster, Jr., and Butch Real.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years - Mary Lou Webster Tilley; daughter - Glenda Lou Tilley (Robert) Bull, Winfield; granddaughter - Cassandra Darnell Bull (Mike) Renfroe, Winfield; great-grandchildren - LaVette Dawn Renfroe (Darrin) DeLoach and James Glendon Renfroe; great-great-grandchildren - Luden Kendrick, Caden Davis and Anna-Brooke DeLoach; brother - Everett Bravell Tilley, Winfield; sister - Julia Eloise Tilley Potts, Aiken, S.C.; aunt - Vivian Mills, Winfield; and nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, James Arthur and William “Bill” Tilley.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL directing.

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Collier, Mr. Horace Inez - Age 67 - Haleyville, AL
(July 11, 1940 - July 8, 2008)

Horace Inez Collier, age 67, of Haleyville, Alabama, passed away July 8, 2008 in Birmingham, AL.

Visitation , Wednesday July 9, 2008 from 6-9 PM Maxwell Chapel Church Haleyville. Services, Thursday July 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM Maxwell Chapel Church Haleyville. Burial in Maxwell Chapel Cemetery. Bro Thomas Gilbert officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Collier; sons, Robin, Randy, and Robert Collier; daughters, Reanee Knighten, Ronda Hitt, and Rachelle Roberts; sisters- Shirley Cleghorn, Beverly Hockenberry, Dyna Burgett, and Letha Hood.; 12 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren

He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Robins; father- Carlo Robins; and brother, Tommy Robins.

Nichols Funeral Home directing.

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Pinkard, Bobbie Ann - Age 76 - Double Springs, AL (formerly of Talladega, AL)
(February 1, 1932 - July 9, 2008)

Bobbie Ann Churchill Pinkard, age 76, of Double Springs, AL (formerly of Talladega, AL), went to be with her Lord in Heaven July 9, 2008.

Visitation, Saturday July 12, 2008 from 6-9 PM at Nichols Funeral Home Double Springs where services will follow on Sunday July 13, 2008 at 3:00 PM. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Reverend Delmus Pinkard officiating.

The family requests donations in her memory to Hendrix Health Care Center,1000 Hwy 33, Double Springs, Alabama 35553.

Bobbie was born in Talladega February 1, 1932 to L.A and Carrie (Gurley) Churchill. She was a National Honor Society graduate of Talladega High School and graduated with the recognition of being listed in the Who’s Who of Central Carolina Technical College. She was a licensed optician.

She is survived by her husband, James Pinkard; sons, Tom (Beverly), Franklin Lee (Jessica), and Andrew James (Linda) Pinkard; daughter, Carrie Marie (Danny) Schlosser; brother, Buddy Churchill; step-Brother, Billy East; sisters, Catherine White and Jacque Smith; step-sister, Mildred Franks; 9 Grandchildren and Five Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Carrie Churchill.

Nichols Funeral Home directing.

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Falls, Edna Faye Age 73 - Decatur, AL (formerly of Double Springs, AL)
(November 13, 1934 - July 9, 2008)

Edna Faye Falls, age 73, of Decatur, AL and formerly of Double Springs, Alabama, passed away July 9, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, Friday July 11, 2008 from 6-9 PM at Nichols Funeral Home Double Springs where services will follow on Saturday July 12, 2008 at11:00 AM. Burial in Fairview Cemetery. Bro. Frankie Godsey. Bro. Rich Thompson will officiating.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Allen (Mary) Overton; daughter, Regena Rae (Abel) Mayo; brothers, William Denzel (Carolyn), and Larry Dale (Janice) Williams; sister- Merlene (Dalton) Brown; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her husband, Earl Falls; parents, Nolin Williams and Marietta Levis Wilkins; brothers, Ray and Bobby Jack Williams; and sister, Elder Pauline Williams.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be sent to Hospice of the Valley.

Nichols Funeral Home directing.

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Jackson, Mr. Elvie - Age 84 - Red Bay, AL

Mr. Elvie Jackson, age 84, of Red Bay, died Thursday, July 17, 2008 at the Care Center of Red Bay.

He was born October 25, 1923 in Franklin County to James Kellus and Linnie Pearl McKinney Jackson. He was a truck driver for Thorn and Thorn Lumber Company.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy West and Bro. Harold Ozbirn officiating. Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery in Vina.

Mr. Jackson is survived by children, Tommie Wigginton of Belmont, Miss., Linnie Mae Dees (Ricky) of Red Bay, and John Robert Jackson (LaRue) of Golden, Miss.; brother, Houston Cullen Jackson (Ellean) of Illinois; sisters, Kathryn McCarley of Zion, Ill., Jewel Pharr of Hackleburg, Margie Carter (Bill) of Decatur, and Evonne Flaridy (Ray) of Kenosha, Wi.; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service included Jim Gannon, Shone Wigginton, Michael Gannon, Chris Jackson, Carlton Jackson, and Ricky Dees. Honorary pallbearers included Josh Allen.

Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay directing.

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Motes, Billy Ray - Age 61 - Hamilton, AL

Billy Ray Motes, age 61 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at DCH in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8 :00 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Military funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 2008 at the funeral home with burial in Mt. Willing Cemetery, Guin (Wayside Community), AL.

He was born July 25, 1946, at Ft. Benning, GA. to the late James Mitchell and Lois Gilmore Motes.  He was retired after 16 1/2 years of Military Service and was a Vietnam Veteran.

He is survived by 1 son, Billy Ray Motes, Jr., Trenton, TN.; 2 grandchildren, Savanna and Brannon Motes; 1 brother, Wayne Motes; 2 sisters, Brenda Gann, and Ann Hughes.

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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Emerson, Steve Rufus - Age 48 - Hackleburg, AL

Steve Rufus Emerson, age 48 of Hackleburg, Alabama passed away Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Alabama.

Visitation, Saturday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Hackleburg First  Baptist Church in Hackleburg, AL.  Funeral service, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. at Hackleburg First Baptist Church.  Steve Lawrence, Bob Pate and Hulon Bishop officiating.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg, AL.

Mr. Emerson was born March 1, 1960 in Franklin County, AL., the son of the late Robert Henderson and Dovie Lou Hardin Emerson.  He was a Supervisor at Deer Valley Mobile Home Plant in Hackleburg.

He is survived by his wife, Gidget Emerson; sons, Skylar (Erika) Emerson, and Robbie Emerson; brothers and sisters, Billy Emerson, Mack Emerson, Helen Cole, and Mildred Burleson; father-in-law, Doug Gunnin; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Heather Emerson, his parents, Henderson and Dovie Emerson, and his mother-in-law Clara Gunnin.

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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Peterson, Christine Miles - Age 63 - Hamilton, AL

Christine Miles Peterson, age 63, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with funeral service to begin at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Doyle Peterson and Bro. Curtis Sutton officiating.  Cremation was performed following services.

Christine was born March 11, 1945 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Willie and Myrtle Williams Miles.  She was a homemaker and at one time she worked at McCracken's Dairy Freeze.

She is survived by her husband, Earnie E. "Elvis" Peterson; daughter, Barbara Peterson (Shelby) Ferrington; 3 sons, Victor (Laurie) Peterson, Marion Lee Peterson, Brock Peterson; 3 grandchildren, Blake, Chase, and Timothy Peterson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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

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

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Gann, Robert "Bobby" - Age 54 - Hamilton, AL

Robert "Bobby" Gann, age 54, of Hamilton, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Visitation, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with funeral service at 11:00 a.m.  Bro. Brian Price officiating.  Burial in Barnesville Cemetery.

Born January 23, 1954, in Georgia, he was the son of the late Henry Alvin and Rena Ovie Lee Robbins Gann.  He is survived by 3 sons, Tristan (Sandra) Gann, Phil Campbell, AL., Coty Pierce Gann, Hamilton, AL., and Ryan Gann, Hamilton, AL.; 5 sisters, Fay Brownlee, Linda Dudley, and Darlene Ballard, all of Hamilton, AL., Donna Davis of Winfield, AL., and Earlene Hanson of Buford, GA.; 2 brothers, Wade Gann and Johnnie E. Gann, both of Hamilton, AL.

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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Ergle, Jason Wayne - Age 25 - Russellville, AL

Jason Wayne Ergle, age 25, of Russellville, AL., died Sunday, July 13, 2008 due to an autormobile accident. He lived most of his life in Franklin County, and was an Army veteran and employed by Pilgrim's Pride Corporation.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 2 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville with Alvis Treece officiating. Burial will be in the Old Macedonia Cemetery in Lawrence County.

Mr. Ergle is survived by son, Joseph Ergle of Chicago, Ill.; parents, Marvin and Jo Ergle; sister, Lisa Ergle of Haleyville; grandparents, Martina Ergle, Cecil Ergle, Maxine Frost, Irvin Frost; step-grandmother, Francis Ergle; niece, Jazmyn Ergle; nephew, Cedric Burke, Jr.; sister-in-law, Jacklynn Dupont; brother-in-law, Cedric Burke, sr.

Pallbearers for the service will include Patrick Brennon, Robert Dalphit, Shane Garvin, Zack Williams, Thomas Presley and Scotty Wells.

Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville, AL directing.

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Hall, Addison Mae - Infant - Red Bay, AL

Addison Mae Hall, infant, of Red Bay, died Saturday, July 13, 2008.

Funeral services held Friday, July 18, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Akins Funeral Home with Bro. David Motes and Bro. Danny Hammett officiating. Burial in the Halltown Cemetery.

She is survived by her parents, Kayla Lynn Baker Hall and Charles "Chuck" Allen Hall, Jr.; grandparents, Van and Wanda Baker, Donna Murray Baker, Eloise Hall; great-grandparents, Era Mae "Toodler" Baker Clark, Fred Murray, Lorene Taylor, Mildred Gasaway; aunts and uncles, Kristy and Brian Davis, Kassey Baker, Magan Bain, Vicki Rogers, Peyton Nicole Hughes; and a host of great-aunts and great-uncles and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Charles Hall, Sr.; great-grandparents, Earl Hall, Cassey Gasaway, Mack Baker, Ukle Clark, Faye Murray, and great-aunt Linda Murray.

Akins Funeral Home directing.
 

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Bass, Eric Tyson - Age 45 - Lynn, AL

Eric Tyson Bass, age 45, of Lynn, died at Princeton Hospital in Birmingham. He was a salesman for Wood Fruitticher Grocery Co.

Furneral services were held Monday, July 14, 2008 at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville with Glenn Bridgmon and Ira Toles offiicating. Burial was in the Ashbank Cemetery.

Mr. Bass is survived by wife, Suzanne Guthrie Bass; daughter, Harlee Bass; brother, Wayne Bass; sister, Mary Jo Bass; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by parents, Alex and Faye Bass.


Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville directing.

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Creekmore , Roger David - Age 52 - Knox, IN (formerly of Red Bay, AL)

Roger David Creekmore, age 52 of Knox, Ind., died Thursday, July 10, 2008 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center South Bend, Indiana.

He was born March 15, 1956 in Red Bay to Vernon and Marie Barnes Creekmore and was a truck driver for 26 years.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at Deaton Funeral Home with Bro. Mark McCraney officiating. Burial was in the Red Bay City Cemetery.

Mr. Creekmore is survived by son, James Creekmore of Zion, Ill.; daughters, Candace Schonter (Justin) of Winthrop Harbor, Ill. and Katrina Sosa (Tony) of Kenosha, Wi.; father, Vernon Creekmore of Lexington, Tenn; brother, Jimmy Creekmore (Buffy) of Lexington; sister, Betty Benton (Rollin) of Waukegan, Ill.; and nine grandchildren.

Deaton Funeral Home.

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Latham, James Dalton - Age 62 - Russellville, AL

James Dalton Latham, age 62, of Russellville, died Thursday, July 17, 2008.

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Akins Funeral Home. Burial was in the Beulah Cemetery.

Mr. Latham is survived by brothers, Johnny Bailey Latham (Carolyn), Jessie Wayne Latham (Vivian); sisters, Etta Alene Baker (Bobby), Fayrene Latham; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grady and Sarah Etta Murphy Latham; brothers, Arlen Howard Latham, Fred O. Latham, Jerald Carl Latham; and sister, Shirley Ann Latham.


Akins Funeral Home directing.

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Britnell, Mr. Jewel Underwood - Age 84 - Russellville, AL

Mr. Jewel Underwood Britnell, age 84, of Russellville, AL, died Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Russellville Hospital.

He lived his entire in Franklin County and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. He served in the Army and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star medals. He was a retired farmer.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville with Bro. Jerome Sherill and Bro. Eddi Wix officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Mr. Britnell is survived by sons, Randy (Sandy) Britnell of Arab, Ronald (Judy) Britnell of Hartselle, Marc (Pam) Britnell of Muscle Shoals; sister, Mavis Hallmark of Macon, Ga.; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers for the service included Matt Britnell, Wes Britnell, Josh Britnell, J.R. Britnell, Hugh Ray Harbin, Frankie Britnell and Bobby Tuberfield.

He was preceded in death by wife, Willodean Britnell.

The family would like to thank the Newburg Community for the loving support and care they provided for their father and grandfather.


Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville directing.

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Wilemon, Sr, Terry Joe - Age 43 - Red Bay, AL July 18, 2008

Terry Joe Wilemon, Sr., age 43 of Red Bay, died on Friday, July 18, 2008.

He was born November 26, 1964 in Tupelo to Tryson and Betty Lofton Wilemon. He was logger for 10 years and attended the Church of Lord Jesus Christ in Red Bay. He was preceded in death by his father, Tryson Wilemon, and a son, Terry Joe Wilemon, Jr.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Church of Lord Jesus Christ with Bro. Bobby Clark and Bro. David Humbers officiating.

Burial was in the Red Bay City Cemetery.

Mr. Wilemon is survived by sons, Pvt. Daniel Joe Forrest of Camp Shelby, Miss., and Dustin Wilemon of Red Bay; mother, Betty Wilemon of Red Bay; brother, Michael Wilemon (Cheryl) of Red Bay; and sister, Shauna Humbers (David) of Red Bay.

Pallbearers for the service included Ellis Cromeans, Chris Sartain, Wayne Brooks, Barry Lofton, Evan Robinson, Eric Leathers, and David Leathers.

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Ashby, Frank - Age 68 - Hodges,AL

Frank Ashby, age 68, of Hodges, died Friday, July 18, 2008 at Russellville Hospital.

He was born May 15, 1940 in Belmont, Miss. To Arey and Lura Lee Cosby Ashby. He was a member of Lawler's Chapel Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay with Bro. Bruce Pope Officiating. Burial was in the Lawler's Chapel Cemetery in Hodges.

Mr. Ashby is survived by two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; step-sons, David Scott (Nora) of Savannah, Tenn., and Henry Lee Scott of Bolivar, Tenn.; sisters, Bonnie Marie Hicks, Frances, Parsons, Maxine Vanderford and Barbara Flake; brothers, Steven Cosby, Bobby Cosby, and Ernest Cosby.

He was preceded in death by son, Tony Ashby; brothers, Huston Cosby and David Lee Cosby.

Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, AL, directing.
 

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Dickinson, Marveline - Age 74 - Terrace Manor Nursing Home, Russellville, AL

Marveline Dickinson, age 74, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Terrace Manor Nursing Home.

Visitation, 12-2:00 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel, Monday, July 21, 2008. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel. Bro. Keith Prince officiating.  Interment in Franklin Memory Gardens.

She is survived by her sister, Maxine Ballard and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Stella Whitley Dickinson.


Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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Garcia, Naomi - Infant Daughter of Fernando Garcia and Lydia Soto  - Russellville, AL

Naomi Garcia, infant daughter of Fernando Garcia and Lydia Soto of Russellville, died Monday, July 21, 2008 at Russellville Hospital.

Graveside services will be held Friday, July 25, 2008 at 11 a.m. at Knights of Pythias Cemetery with Bro. Alvarado officiating.

She is survived by her parents Fernando Garcia and Lydia Soto of Russellville.

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Rayos-Velasquez - Infant Daughter of Juan Mateo Rayos and Maria Velasquez of Russellville, AL

Infant daughter of Juan Mateo Rayos and Maria Velasquez of Russellville, died Sunday, July 20, 2008 at Russellville Hospital.

The family held a private service Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at Spry Memorial Chapel. Burial will be today at the Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

She is survived by her parents Juan Mateo Rayos and Maria Velasquez of Russellville, AL.

Spry Memorial Chapel Russellville, AL., directing.

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Murphy, Sonja Frederick - Age 56 - Huntsville, AL (formerly of Haleyville, AL)

Sonja Frederick Murphy, age 56, of Huntsville, formerly of Haleyville, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2008.

She was retired from the Huntsville City School System after 25 years of service as a special education teacher at Mountain Gap Middle School.

Funeral services were held July 21 at Winston Memorial Cemetery in Haleyville with Bro. John Verciglio presiding.

She is survived by her husband, John Murphy; daughter Lindsey Eversole; son, Will Taylor; mother Edna Porter and her husband George; brother Mark Frederick; step-sons, Sean, Stewart and Steven Murphy; mother-in-law Dorothy Price; and several other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jack Frederick.


Pinkard Funeral Home of Haleyville assisted the family.

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Thrasher, Martha Frances - Bear Creek, AL

Martha Frances Thrasher, of Bear Creek, passed away July 18, 2008.

She was a member of Bear Creek United Methodist Church and a retired employee of Haleyville Textile.

Funeral services were held July 21 at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville with Bro. Mark Woodruff officiating.

She is survived by son, Nick Cummings; granddaughter, Nickki Dianne Cummings; brother, Bobby Bagwell; and sisters Jo Courington and Geneva Strickland.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Cummings; parents, Cornelius Alonzo and Velma Bagwell; and sister, Delores Bagwell.


Pinkard Funeral Home of Haleyville assisted the family.

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Brooks, Jack - Age 83 - Haleyville, AL

Jack Brooks, age 83, of Haleyville, passed away July 20, 2008.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Haleyville.

Funeral services were held July 22 at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville with Dr. Jim Cooley officiating. Burial followed at Winston Memorial Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Frances Brooks; sons, Randy Brooks and Brad Brooks; sister, Shirley Farmer; grandchildren Stephanie Rhodes, Conan Brooks and Jennifer Best; and great-grandchildren Samantha Rhodes, Brooks Rhodes and John Logan Best.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Oneal and Cordie Belle Brooks and sister, Earlene Barnett.

Pinkard Funeral Home of Haleyville assisted the family.

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Adair, Maudine Gladys - Age 74 - Double Springs, AL  

Maudine Gladys Adair, age 74, of Double Springs, passed away July 21, 2008 at Helen Keller Hospital.

She was a Baptist.

Funeral and burial services were held July 23 at Old Macedonia Independent Church with Bros. Alvis Treece and Chris Blevins officiating.

She is survived by her sons, Raymond Burnett, Danny Burnett and Don Adair; daughter, Gail Hood; brother, Amos Feltman; sister Merlene Wright; 16 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Delly Feltman; son, Charles Burnett; daughter, Kathy Hamby; brothers, Roscoe Feltman and Ed Feltman; and sisters Bessie Hulsey and Louise Boyles.

Pinkard Funeral Home of Haleyville assisted the family.

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Tidwell, Susan Lynn Brewer - Age 54 - Muscle Shoals, AL

Susan Lynn Brewer Tidwell, age 54, of Muscle Shoals, passed away July 22, 2008, at her residence.

Susan is now at peace with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her heart was filled with generosity and love for everyone she knew. We look forward to meeting again some day.

She was a native of Birmingham but lived in this area for the past 38 years. She was a member of New Beginning Church in Florence and was employed by the Colbert County Health Department.

The funeral is scheduled for Friday, July 25 at 11 a.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Russellville with Dr. Tom Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Hyde Lake Cemetery in Littleville.

She is survived by her husband, Elvis Tidwell of Littleville; children, Will McCann and wife Danielle of Florence; Emily Kathryn McCann of Muscle Shoals; parents Nathan and Sue Brewer of Florence; brother, Nathan C. Brewer Jr. and wife Lauren of Birmingham; stepchildren, Elvis Tidwell Jr. and wife, Callie of Littleville, Cathy Joe Tidwell of New Jersey; grandchildren, Charlee McCann, Kenny Belew, Gracie and Levi Tidwell; special aunt, Sara Reese of Huntsville; nephew Ryan Brewer, wife Katie Brewer and son Boston of Birmingham; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Beginning Church in Florence or in the charity of your choice.

Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville will be directing.

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O'Daniel, Racine Gann - Age 79 - Russellville, AL

Racine Gann O'Daniel, age 79, of Russellville, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008.

She was a loving mother and a precious sister. She was well loved by her family and friends. The influence of her life upon others is a flame that will burn brightly forever. She left so much good with every soul that she touched on this earth. She was a native of Lawrence County and a former resident of Franklin County. She was a member of Eastside Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held July 24 at Akins Funeral Home in Russellville with Bro. Johnny Richardson officiating. Burial was in the Franklin Memory Gardens.

Ms. O'Daniel is survived by son, Danny O'Daniel (Chelsea); sisters, Christine Chapman (Bill) of Decatur, and Shirley Morgan (Edgar) of Ocoee, Fla.; and grandchildren, Anna O'Daniel, Nathan O'Daniel, Blake Rodgers and Rachel Rodgers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, R.A. Gann and Annie Rice Gann; husband, Marion Franklin O'Daniel and brother, Wallace C. Gann.

Pallbearers included Jack Williams, Bob Hamilton, Charles Rickard, Tim Bishop, Greg Trapp and Mike Vaughn.

Akins Funeral Home in Russellville assisted the family.

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Knight, Lucille Shillie - Haleyville, AL

Lucille Shillie Knight of Haleyville passed away July 24, 2008 at Lakeland Community Hospital.

She was born in Franklin County and was a retired beautician and a member of Ninth Avenue Church of Christ and Thornhill Church of Christ.

Services will be held Sunday, July 27 at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville. Visitation is from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the funeral is at 2 p.m. in the chapel. The burial will follow at Winston Memorial Cemetery with Bro. Arvy Dupuy officiating.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty Clarkson of Haleyville; brother, James Garrett of Russellville; sister Beulah Wilson of Russellville; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Lizzie Garrett; husbands, Joe Holliday and Barthel Knight; son Herman Boyd Knight; brothers, Travis, Royce, John and William Garrett; and sisters, Wilma Isbell, Claudia Blackburn and Gertrude Garrett.

Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville assisted the family.

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Hellums, Burnice C. - Age 79 - Memphis, TN
(April 3, 1929 - July 10, 2008)

Burnice C. Hellums, age 79, Memphis, TN passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Funeral service will be Sunday, July 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel. Rev. Joe Lenos officiating. Interment in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

She is survived by sons, Don Hellums, wife Judy- Southaven, MS, Steve Hellums, wife Julia- Germantown, TN; grandchildren, Shawn Hellums, wife Jennifer, Nick Hellums, wife Joy, Stacey Hellums and Amy Hellums; great-grandchildren, Hayley Hellums, Samantha Hellums and Brooklynn Hellums; sister, Deanie Ramsey- Daytona Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husband, Herbert Hellums; father, Mansell Colburn and mother Bessie Hester.


Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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Nelson, Bertha Irene Gordon - Age 85 - Sawyerville, AL
(October 8, 1922 - July 12, 2008)

Bertha Irene Gordon Nelson, age, 85 of Sawyerville, AL. passed away: Saturday, July 12, 2008.

Graveside service will be: 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at Mars Hill Cemetery with burial in: Mars Hill Cemetery.

Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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McPherson, William George - Age 68 - Sheffield, AL
(January 20, 1940 - July 23, 2008)

William George McPherson, age 68, Sheffield, AL passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2008.

The memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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Cantrell, Rayford - Age 85 - Hamilton AL

Rayford Cantrell, age 85, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at his residence.

The family will receive friends Thursday, July 31, 2008, 1:00 p.m. until service time at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service will begin Thursday at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Garfield Powell officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Rayford was born March 31, 1923, in Marion County, Alabama to the late Clint and Leota Lindsey Cantrell.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Nila Cantrell and his parents, Clint and Leota Cantrell.  He was a Veteran and a very respected business man and the owner and operator of Cantrell's Store in Hamilton for 40 years, and a member of the Marion County School Board for many years.

He is survived by 2 sons, Steve (Patsy) Cantrell of Clemson, S. C., and Alan (Teena) Cantrell of Hamilton, AL.; 2 grandchildren, Tyler Cantrell of Clemson, S. C., and Emily Cantrell of Tuscaloosa, AL.

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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Fikes, Jimmy W. - Age 70 - Hamilton, AL

Jimmy W. Fikes, age 70 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, July 28, 2008 at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton.

Visitation, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2008 at the Hamilton Alliance Church.  Funeral service at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday at the church.  Bro. Garfield Powell officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Jimmy was born January 12, 1938 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Floyd and Belle Nichols Fikes.  He was the retired owner and operator of the Amoco Service Station (when it was on the corner of Hwy. 278 and Hwy. 43 where Guthrie's now stands). 

He is survived by 1 son, Kim Fikes of Hamilton, AL.; 2 brothers, Harold Fikes of Huntsville, AL., and Tommy (Linda) Fikes of Hamilton, AL.; 1 sister, Marlene F. Sullins, of Huntsville, AL.; and a host of nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Belle Nichols Fikes.

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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Sheffield, Hazel Mobley McDaniel - Age - Hamilton, AL

Hazel Mobley McDaniel Sheffield, age of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center-Hamilton.

Visitation, Saturday, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., August 2, 2008, at Hamilton First Baptist Church.  Funeral service will begin at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 2, at the church.  Bro. Eddie Davidson officiating minister.  Burial in the Guin City Cemetery.

Born in Bluff, she was the daughter of the late Dan and Virgie Vernon Mobley. She was a member of the Twentieth Century Club. She was a faithful member of the Hamilton First Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Sheffield; son, Danny McDaniel; and granddaughter, Shelly McDaniel.

Survivors include her daughters, Emma Jean (Gene) Sanderson and Nancy (Dale) Wilbanks, both of Hamilton; grandchildren, Allen (Julie) Sanderson, Birmingham, Teresa (Mark) Hammitte, and Scotty (Leslie) Sanderson, both of Hamilton, Dana (Greg) Peoples, Winfield, and Chris (Ashton) Wilbanks, Starkville, MS.; great-grandchildren, Zachary Hammitte, Florence, Jennifer Hammitte, Tuscaloosa, Ann Elizabeth and Collins Davis, both of Winfield, Harris and Hannon Sanderson, both of Birmingham, and Peyton and Gracie Sanderson, Hamilton; and special family friend, Willa Dean “Jake” Moore.

Active pallbearers, Allen and Scotty Sanderson, Chris Wilbanks, Mark Hammitte, Leroy Howard, Ray Harper, Joel Peoples and Jimmy Gregg.

Marion County Funeral Home officiating.

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