Obituaries

JUNE - 2008

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Abbott, Kathy Mae Gann - Age 51 - Hamilton, AL    6/3/08

Adams, Sutro May "Almie" - Age 79 - Winfield, AL    6/23/08

Aldridge, Robbie - Age 80 - Winfield, AL    6/21/08

Andresen, Patricia Weeks - Age 56 - Vernon, AL   6/27/08

Baggett, Amy Elizabeth - Age 81 - Hamilton, AL    6/6/08
Ballard, Mr. Tommy - Age 66 - Detroit, AL    6/23/08
Bannister, Bryce - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL    6/15/08

Bearden, Sarah Jane - Age 99 - Sulligent, AL    6/10/08

Blankenship, Jr., Douglas - Age 18 - Red Bay, AL    6/23/08

Borden -Charles Elton - Age 80 - Russellville, AL    6/23/08

Boshell, Beatrice - Age 73 - Russellville, AL    6/8/08

Bowling, Katherine Nix - Infant - McCalla, AL  (Infant Daughter of B.J. and Jayma Nix Bowling)  6/21/08

Brown, Fred - Age 69 - Vina, AL    6/9/08

Burgett, Lessie Ophelia Nichols - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL    6/30/08
Burks - Charles "Leon" - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL    6/2/08

Cagle, Virginia Berryhill - Age 69 - Guin, AL    6/20/08

Courington, Olen E. -  Age 79 - Adrian, MI  *    6/25/08

Cox, Mazie Lorene Clay - Age 83 - Killen, AL    6/17/08
Cross, Thomas Perry - Age 78 - Hubbertville, AL    6/6/08

Cunningham, Roy C. - Age 68 - Sulligent, AL    6/2/08

Davidson, Clorine Brown - Age 73 - Winfield, AL    6/26/08

Dingle, Helen May - Age 88 - Loxley, AL (formerly of Marion County, AL)    6/26/08

Doss, Ralph - Age 89 - Brilliant, AL   6/18/08

Dulaney, R.C. - Age 68 - Hamilton, AL

Dupree, Christopher - Age 28 - Bear Creek, AL    6/18/08

Elkins, Vernell - Age 73 - Phil Campbell, AL    6/23/08
Eubank, David Ray - Age 57 - Hackleburg, AL   6/24/08
Flippo, Wayne - Age 68 - Hamilton, AL    6/22/08

Fooshee, Teresa Voyles - Age 56 - Ecru, MS    6/6/08

Frederick, Johnny Davis - Age 69 - Russellville, AL    6/18/08
Gary, William Gerald - Age 63 - Hamilton, AL    6/28/08

Harris, Beatrice "Bea" Wiginton - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL    6/26/08

Hawley, Mary Tucker - Age 75 - Winfield, AL    6/8/08
Hennessy, Joseph D. - Age 76 - Vestavia Hills, AL (Born in Haleyville, AL)   
6/10/08

Hubbert, Lloyd E. - Age 92 - Winfield, AL    6/22/08

Hutcheson, Norman Pearson - Age 88 - Phil Campbell AL    6/7/08

Ignowski, Rebecca Ann "Becky" - Age 60 - Hamilton, AL    6/16/08

Ives, Truman - Age 58 - Sulligent, AL    6/9/08

Jackson, Melba George - Age 58 - Tremont, MS    6/9/08

Kennedy, Lela Estelle Hughes - Age 88 - Shottsville, AL    6/19/08

Keplinger, Evelyn V. - Age 85 - Phil Campbell, AL    6/27/08

Long, Mary Nell Cook - Age 70 - Brilliant, AL    6/27/08 

Luningham, Benny Lee - Age 59 - Pottsville, AR    6/23/08

Mann, Makayla Jade - Infant (6 Days) - Brilliant, AL    6/28/08

McCarley, Newburn "Cotton" - Age 66 - Hackleburg, AL    6/4/08

McCrimon, Betty Ann Blaylock - Age - Columbus, MS    6/8/08

McDonald, Kenneth - Age 75 - Hackleburg, AL    6/7/08

Malone, Thomas Terrell - Age 63 - Russellville, AL    6/5/08
May, Lex Noel - Age 67 - Winfield, AL    6/29/08

Monette, John Milton - Age 72 - Hamilton, AL    6/26/08

Morris, Anna Lois Rogers - Age 77 - Sulligent, AL    6/26/08

Mutter, George Lee - Age 73 - Hamilton, AL   6/9/08
Nichols, Charles Ray - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL    6/12/08

Oliver, Sr., Bennie - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL    6/24/08

Oliver, Hazel Corine - Age 80 - Belgreen, AL    6/24/08

Page, Flossie Elizabeth Lindsey - Age 94 - Hamilton, AL   6/7/08

Pennington, Netta Mobley - Age 86 - Guin, AL    6/24/08

Perry, Sophie Ann Walker - Age 86 - Winfield, AL    6/26/08

Phillips, Edward D. - Age 82 - Colona, IL    6/25/08
Real, John Henry - Age 88 - Detroit, AL    6/29/08
Real, Michael "Mike" - Age 59 - Detroit, AL    6/23/08

Reese, Nellie Atkinson - Age 85 - Guin, AL    6/21/08

Richey, Darlene Moore - Age 41 - Russellville, AL    6/3/08

Ridgeway, Linda Ruth Peoples - Age 63 - Detroit, AL    6/27/08

Riggs, Louise Tucker - Age 70 - Hamilton, AL    6/12/08

Rozell, Lynn William - Age 45 - Fayette, AL     6/25/08
Rumbley, Johnnie Ray - Age 54 - Brilliant, AL    6/27/08

Sanderson, Preston "Press" Oneal - Age 82 - Winfield, AL (Formerly of Hamilton)    6/9/08

Satterwhite, Exie Lee Lewis - Age 76 - Detroit, AL    6/29/08

Stidham, David - Age 2 Months - Vina, AL    6/20/08

Strickland, Ophelia Nichols - Age 87 - Hodges, AL    6/2/08

Underwood, Ron E. - Age 70 - Russellville, AL     6/23/08

Warren, Clyde - Russellville, AL    6/27/08

Watkins, Robert Marshall - Age 72 - Winfield, AL     6/6/08

Webb, Edna G. Lindsey - Age 96 - Hamilton, AL    6/11/08

Westbrook, Rabon Haskel - Age 91 - Decatur, AL    6/24/08
Wheeler, Eldon - Age 87 - Vernon, AL    6/9/08

Whitworth, Ozell Howell - Age 86 - Formerly of Hamilton, AL    6/8/08

Wiginton, Janice - Age 68 - Hamilton, AL    6/10/08

Williams, Makalie Ann - Age 2 Yrs. - Hamilton, AL    6/12/08

 

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Burks - Charles "Leon" - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL

Charles "Leon" Burks, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Monday, June 2, 2008 at Golden Living Center, Winfield, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at Fulton Bridge Baptist Church, Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at Fulton Bridge Church with burial in the Church Cemetery.  Bro Bill Duncan, Bro. Dan Duncan, and Bro. Keith Box officiating.

Leon was born May 20, 1924 in Lamar County, AL. to Charley and Melinda O'Rear Burks.  He was a retired Mechanic from Munsingwear, Inc. and he was a United States Veteran.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Burks; his daughter, Janet (Roger) McCarley; granddaughters, Amy (Marty) Emerson, and Regina (Sonny) Tibbs; great-grandchildren, Carley Emerson, Ellie Emerson, Jonhaston Burks Emerson, and Houston Tibbs; 1 sister, Olene (Richard) King; and a host of other relatives.

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

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

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Baggett, Amy Elizabeth - Age 81 - Hamilton, AL

Amy Elizabeth Baggett, age 81 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, June 6, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Marion County Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 8, 2008 at the Hamilton Missionary Church in Hamilton, AL.  The body will lie-in-state from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., prior to service, at the Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church.  Burial in Baggett Cemetery.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.

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Strickland, Ophelia Nichols - Age 87 - Hodges, AL

Ophelia Nichols Strickland, age 87 of Hodges, Alabama passed away Monday, June 2, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00, Friday, June 6, 2008 at Mt Olive Baptist Church.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.  Bro. James Nichols and Bro. Tony Wood officiating.  Burial in Ole Line Cemetery.

Mrs. Strickland was born January 17, 1921 in Marion County, Alabama to the late William Joseph and Nancy Ellen Nichols.  She was a Homemaker and the widow of the late J.C. Strickland.  Mrs. Strickland had unshakeable faith in Christ and went to join her husband of sixty years, J. C. (Chet) Strickland.  Mrs. Strickland's career was Homemaking.  She insisted her daughters learn to practice homemaking as an art.  She was a graduate of Hackleburg High School.

She is survived by daughters, Nancy Hawkins, Bethesda, Maryland, and Deborah Davis, Troy, Alabama; and a grandson, Zachary Hawkins.

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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Abbott, Kathy Mae Gann - Age 51 - Hamilton, AL

Kathy Mae Gann Abbott, age 51 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center. 

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 Thursday, June 5, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Doyle Peterson officiating.  Burial in Palmer Church Cemetery.

Kathy was born November 17, 1956 in Hamilton, Alabama to the late James Earling and Dorothy Mae Palmer Gann.  She was disabled.  She is survived by 3 sons, Danny (Jennie), Earling Wayne, and David Glenn, all of Hamilton, Alabama; 4 grandchildren, Danny Lee, Brandon Lee Glenn, Candice Miller and Amy Glenn; 3 great grandchildren, Kilah, Jace and Calen Lewis; brothers, Stevie (Brenda) Gann, and James Gann; sisters, Dianne (Jerry) Abbott, Patricia (Paul) Mansell, and Sharon (David) Lewis; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers:  David Lewis, Ronald Pearson, Josh Mansell, Donald Pratt, Cody Gann, Marlon Abbott, Alex Lewis, and Benny Lee. 

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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McCarley, Newburn "Cotton" - Age 66 - Hackleburg, AL

Newburn "Cotton" McCarley, age 66 of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 6, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Heath McCarley officiating.  Burial in Ole Line Cemetery.

"Cotton" was born August 5, 1941 in Franklin County, Alabama to the late Wheeler and Ozell Williams McCarley.  He was married to Dot Taylor McCarley and was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator.

He is survived by his wife, Dot Taylor McCarley; daughters, Lisa Holmes, and Mandy Pyburn; grandsons, Seth and Zac Holmes, and Gavin Pyburn; granddaughter, Laura Nix; Special friend, Wayne Davis; sisters, Helen (Don) Taylor, and Virginia (Bud) Childers; brother, Royce (Jo) McCarley; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wheeler and Ozell McCarley; and 2 brothers, Halford ,and Quinton McCarley.

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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McCrimon, Betty Ann Blaylock - Age 69 - Columbus, MS
(June 11, 1938 - June 8, 2008)

Ms. Betty Ann Blaylock McCrimon, age 69, of Columbus, MS, passed away Sunday June 8, 2008 from the Windsor Place in Columbus, MS.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 7:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Ms. McCrimon will be cremated after the service and interment will be at Macedonia Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 5:00 until service time at 7:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the American Heart Association, St. Jude Childrens Hospital or the National Kidney Foundation.

Ms. McCrimon was born on June 11, 1938 in Lamar County, AL to the late Esker Lee and Estus Pennington Blaylock. She was of the Baptist faith, a member of the Artesia Baptist Church in Artesia, MS and attended Academy Baptist Church. Ms. McCrimon was a graduate of Millport High School. She had lived in Tupelo for a number of years and had formerly worked at Westwood Furniture in Tupelo. Ms. McCrimon liked to do needlepoint, playing bingo at Windsor Place and spending time with her family.

Survivors include 1 Son: Curtis Eugene “Gene” (Rebecca) Corbell, Jr., Sulligent, AL 1 Daughter: Mary Jane (Robert) Wyers, Columbus, MS 4 Grandchildren: Michael (Tiffany) Wyers, Penny Wyers, Matthew Corbell, Rachel Corbell 3 Great Grandchildren: Hayden Wyers, Baylee Wyers, Ethan Wyers 2 Brothers: Donald Blaylock, Kennedy, AL Jimmy Blaylock, Sulligent, AL Special Friends: Dorothy Johnson, Sandra Lewis, Janice Dyer

She was preceded in death by her parents, Esker Lee and Estus Pennington Blaylock; her husband, Curtis Corbell Sr.; and four brothers, Raymond Blaylock, Arie Blaylock, Roy Blaylock and Billy Blaylock.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the National Kidney Foundation.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.

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Cross, Thomas Perry - Age 78 - Hubbertville, AL

Thomas Perry Cross, age 78, of Hubbertville, died Friday, June 6, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Mr. Cross is survived by his wife, Barbara Sims Cross; three sons, John Thomas Cross of Plainfield, IL, George William (Norma) Cross of Pensacola, FL, and David Leon (Linda) Cross of Joliet, IL; one daughter, Paula (Roy) Fowler of Winfield; two sisters, Myra Wells and Ruby Roberts, both of Jasper; six grandchildren, Sarah Mackum, Jerry (Lynsy) Mackum, Kerri Jo Cross, Amanda Cross, Adam Cross, and Cody Cross; three great grandchildren, Marcus Henry, Emma Gracie Mackum, and Nathan Cross; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in New River Church of Christ Cemetery with Tuscon Stovall, Mark Maddox, and Edward Wyers officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday night at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.  Serving as pallbearers were, Adam Cross, Jerry Mackum, Jimmie Henderson, Kalos Sims, Jimmy Sims, and Gene Madison. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Raquib, Dr. Boswell, and the 3rd Floor Staff of Northwest Medical Center.

Mr. Cross was born December 26, 1929 in Valdosta, GA, to the late John Thomas Cross and Bessie Ozella Swindle Cross. Formerly a resident of Jasper, he had been a resident of Hubbertville and Guin the past several years. He was a retired US Navy veteran serving in the Korean and Vietnam era conflicts. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Thomas Cross, Jr.; and two sisters, Juanita Bozeman and Melissa Holbrook.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Watkins, Robert Marshall - Age 72 - Winfield, AL

Robert Marshall Watkins, age 72 of Winfield (Bobo Community in Fayette County), passed away Friday, June 6, 2008 at his residence, after an extended battle with cancer.

Mr. Watkins was born October 10, 1935 to the late Oscar and Alice Nell (Hamm) Watkins. Marshall lived most of his life in Winfield, having graduated from WCHS in 1954. He was very active in his church, Winfield First Baptist, where he served as deacon and was treasurer for over 30 years. He also served on the Building Feasibility Committee for the new sanctuary that is currently under construction.

Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Gay Webster Watkins; a son, Mike (Dawn) Watkins of Winfield; three daughters, Jan (Wesley) McNeill, Joan Watkins, and Jill (Bob) Hawkins, all of Winfield; five grandchildren, Landon McNeill, of Northport, Laremy (Ashley) McNeill, of Hamilton, Laurel McNeill, Chandler Hawkins, and Connor Hawkins, of Winfield,; one great grandchild, Ian Reed McNeill; three sisters, Ruby Nell Brock of Helena, Frankie (Richard) Shaffer of Livingston, TN, and Judy (Larry) Hunter of Winfield; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Winfield First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Winfield City Cemetery with Dr. Charles Ballew and Rev. Don Graham officiating. Music for the service was shared by organist, Roberta Thomas and soloist, Scott Duckworth. Serving as pallbearers were: Ken Hunter, Kevin Hunter, Chad Holbrooks, Lance Shaffer, John Shaffer, Phillip Carroll, Clark Miles, Earl Ray Norris, Edwin Norris, Frank Smith, Ted Smith, and Terry Jones. Honorary Pallbearers were the Adult 3 Men’s Sunday School Class and fellow Deacons of Winfield First Baptist Church. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to First Baptist Church of Winfield, P.O. Box 237 Winfield, AL 35594 or Hospice of Northwest Alabama, P.O. Box 1216 Winfield, AL 35594.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Cunningham, Roy C. - Age 68 - Sulligent, AL
(March 18, 1940 - June 2, 2008)

Mr. Roy C. Cunningham, age 68, of Sulligent, passed away Monday, June 2, 2008 from the Fayette Medical Center in Fayette, AL. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Lamar Memory Gardens. Bro. Mutt Cantrell will be officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Mr. Cunningham was born March 18, 1940 in Fayette County, AL the late Etma Cunningham. He was of the Baptist faith and attended Revelation of Holiness Church. He attended Lamar County High School. Mr. Cunningham enjoyed gardening and fishing

SURVIVORS: Wife: Geraldean Cantrell Cunningham, Sulligent, AL Sister: Sara (Joseph) Matkin, Rock Island, IL Several Nieces, Nephews and other relatives

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Mother: Etma Cunningham.


Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.
 

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Fooshee, Teresa Voyles - Age 56 - Ecru, MS
(November 9, 1951 - June 6, 2008)

Ms. Teresa Voyles Fooshee, age 56, of Ecru, MS, passed away Friday, June 6, 2008 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

Funeral services Sunday, June 8, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Turnpike Baptist Church in Pontotoc, MS with burial in Voyles Cemetery. Bro. Pete Gregory officiating. Visitation at Turnpike Baptist Church from 12:30 P.M. until 2:00 P.M.

Ms. Fooshee was born November 9, 1951 in Pontotoc County, MS to Doris Russell Voyles and the late Herman Voyles. She was a member of Calvary Apostolic Church in Lavergne, TN. Ms. Fooshee attended Thaxton High School. She lived several years in Smyrna, TN, where she worked for Summer Lane Realty. Ms. Fooshee loved her dog “Bandit” and cat “Coco”.

SURVIVORS: Mother: Doris Voyles, Pontotoc, MS Son: Christopher Gates, Pontotoc, MS Daughters: Chrystal (Billy) Waltz, Murfreesboro, TN Stephanie (George) Alexander, Murfreesboro, TN Grandchildren: Brandi Gates, Ashley Watson, Ally Hall &Ethan Lannom Brothers: Kenneth (Janet) Voyles, New Albany, MS Kevin (Candy) Voyles, Thaxton, MS Sister: Lisa (Roger) Lyons, Pontotoc, MS

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Father: Herman Voyles

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.
 

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McDonald, Kenneth - Age 75 - Hackleburg, AL

Kenneth McDonald, age 75, of Hackleburg, Alabama passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Marion Regional Medical Center.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2008 at the funeral home chapel.  Burial in Friendship Cemetery.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.

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Nichols, Charles Ray - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL

Charles Ray Nichols, age 79 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 14, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Edgar Lee Childers officiating.  Burial at Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Mr. Nichols was born May 18, 1929 in Selma, Tennessee to the late Charlie and Lou Era Wilds Nichols.  He leaves his wife, Mary Nell Yearber Nichols.  He was a retired factory worker from Johns-Manville.  He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

In addition to his wife, Mary Nell Yearber Nichols of Hamilton, AL., he is survived by 1 daughter, Virginia C. Carter of Hamilton, AL.; 4 sisters, Mary, Ona, Azalee, and Martha; and a brother-in-law, Horace (Gale) Yearber.

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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Wiginton, Janice - Age 68 - Hamilton, AL

Janice Wiginton, age 68 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center Nursing Home.

Visitation, 10:00 - 12:00 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 12:00 noon, Friday, June 13, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Garfield Powell and  Bro. Ritchie Emerson officiating.  Burial at Barnesville Cemetery.

Ms. Wiginton was born January 5, 1940 in Marion County, AL to the late Vallie and Lois Clark Wiginton.  She was a retired Homemaker and a lifelong member of Barnesville Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Evelyn (Jackie) Duke, Amory, MS., Edwin (Corinn) Wiginton, Samson AL., Billy Joe Wiginton, Samson AL., Varnell McCown, Columbus, MS.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vallie and Lois Clark Wiginton; brothers and sisters, Ralph and Dennis Gene Wiginton, Lora Bell Burrow, Eva Dell Fikes, Jessie Prestiage, I.J. Wiginton and 2 Infant brothers.

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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Webb, Edna G. Lindsey - Age 96 - Hamilton, AL

Edna G. Lindsey Webb, age 96, Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at the North Mississippi Nursing Home in Hamilton.

She was born June 5, 1912, to the late William Riley and Alice Lee Birmingham Lindsey.

Funeral services, Friday, June 13, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. from the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Webb Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Pinegar and Bro. Chris Tortorice were the officiating ministers.

She is survived by her sons, Rayvon "Ray" (Amy) Webb, Pleasant Grove, AL. and William Harold "Bill" (Martha) Webb, Hamilton, AL.; daughters, Dora (Harold) Jones, Hamilton, AL. and Mrs. Johnnie McGuffie, Birmingham, AL.; son-in-law, Paul McGuffie, Pinson, AL.; daughters-in-law, Faye Webb, Winfield, AL., Ann Webb, Trussville, AL. and Maudean Webb, Sulligent, AL; sister, Victor Ree Woodham, Vernon, AL.; 34 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces (including the author of these obituaries, Judy Webb Mays) and nephews; other relatives, and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Felix Anderson Webb; sons, James Clarence Webb, Lecil Webb and Glen "Charlie" Webb; daughters, Helen McGuffie and Nellie Crenshaw; sons-in-law, "Boots" McGuffie and Hugo Crenshaw; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one great-great-grandchild; and six brothers and one sister.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.

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Sanderson, Preston "Press" Oneal - Age 82 - Winfield, AL (Formerly of Hamilton)

Mr. Preston "Press" Oneal Sanderson, age 82 of Winfield, Alabama and formerly of Hamilton, AL., passed away Monday, June 9, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Visitation, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel until time of funeral service at 2:00 p.m..  Bro Mike Satterwhite officiating.  Burial in Rudicell Cemetery.

Mr. Sanderson was born May 24, 1926 in Marion County, Alabama to the late James Tilton and Laura Ann Sims Sanderson.  He was a retired Truck Driver for the City of Hamilton.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Taylor Sanderson 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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Mutter, George Lee - Age 73 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. George Lee Mutter, age 73 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Monday, June 9, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2008, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Mutter was born January 22, 1935 in Cedar Bluff, VA. to the late Robert A. and Margaret Fields Mutter.  He was a retired Factory - Maintenance Worker.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley McKee Mutter of Hamilton, AL.; children, Ricky (Rebecca) Mutter, Hodges, AL, Timothy (Patti) Mutter, Hamilton, AL., Joseph (Brenda) Mutter, Frisco, TX.; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Edith Emerson, Hamilton, AL., Ollie Frost, Brilliant, AL., Thomas Mutter, Palmyra, MI., Harry Mutter, Booneville, Ark., Hallie Mutter, Marion, VA., and Martha Burke, Bristol, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Margaret Mutter; 2 brothers, Robert Bobby and Wythe Mutter; sister, Rosa Coe; half-sister, Josie Wright; half-brother, James Robert Mutter.

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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Whitworth, Ozell Howell - Age 86 - Napoleon, OH  (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Mrs. Ozell Howell Whitworth, age 86, of Napoleon, Ohio (formerly of Hamilton, Alabama), passed away Sunday, June 8, 2008 at Golden Living Northcrest Nursing Center in Napoleon, Ohio.

Graveside service, 2:00 p.m. at Middle Cemetery, Wednesday, June 11, 2008 with Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.  Burial in Middle Cemetery, Hackleburg, Alabama.

Born March 13, 1922 in Marion County, AL. to the late Charlie Gilbert and Cordie Mae Patterson Howell.  She married A.C. Whitworth on December 7, 1946.  He preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by five brothers, Lelton, Virgil, Hasten, Lester and Linzie.

Mrs. Whitworth was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and gardening.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Sartian, Bowling Green; a son, Edward (Reeta) Whitworth, Colton; a step-daughter, Anita Woodruff, Jacksonville, FL.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lavelle Stager, Toledo, Charlcie (Charles) Breland and Mellene Tice, both of Alabama, and Mae Phipps, Adrian, MI.; and a brother, Charles "Corky" (Kate) Howell, Toledo, OH.

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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Page, Flossie Elizabeth Lindsey - Age 94 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Flossie Elizabeth Lindsey Page, age 94, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008 at Bethany House in Opelika, AL.

Graveside services, June 9, 2008 at Hamilton Memory Gardens in Hamilton, AL. with Wendell Page officiating.

Mrs. Page was born May 30, 1914 in Alabama to the late Cue Della and Pearl Hughes Lindsey.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by daughters, Mona Ann Shotts, Rachel Dostalek, and Betty (Dennis) Burton; sons, Johnny Wayne (Dean) Page, and Randal (Debbie) Page; daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Taylor; son-in-law - Kelly Mann; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Opal and Bernice Lindsey.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John Thelma Page; one son, Billy Ray "Bill" Page (Mary Ann Hall Page Taylor); one daughter, Debby Page Mann, one daughter-in-law, Cherry Page; one son-in-law, J.T. Shotts; two brothers, Alsie Lindsey and I.J. Lindsey.

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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Dulaney, R.C. - Age 68 - Hamilton, AL

 

R.C. Dulaney of Hamilton, Alabama, .was born August 29, 1939 and passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2008.

 

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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Wheeler, Albert Eldon - Age 87 - Vernon, AL

(March 17, 1921 - June 9, 2008)

Mr. Albert Eldon Wheeler, age 87, of Vernon, AL passed away Monday June 9, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Shiloh-Pinhook Cemetery. Officiating ministers will be Bro. Danny Thompson and Bro. James Walden. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Kevin Wheeler, Chad Wheeler, Michael Wheeler, Phillip Wheeler, Brian Wheeler, Darrell Wheeler, Randy Wheeler and Burk Blaylock. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be David Estes, Daniel Estes, Jason Turner and Justin Hudson.

Mr. Wheeler was born on March 17, 1921 in Lamar County, AL to the late William Jessie and Mellie Izora Mitchell Wheeler. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and attended Mt. Harmony Freewill Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. Mr. Wheeler had previously worked at Vernon Mfg., NACCO and Heavy’s Oil Field Service. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed wood-working, gardening and cooking.

SURVIVORS: Wife: Laura Wheeler, Vernon, AL 3 Sons: Bill (Linda) Wheeler, Northport, AL Phil (Shirley) Wheeler, Vernon, AL Harold (Freda) Wheeler, Sulligent, AL 4 Daughters: Barbara (Ronnie) Blaylock, Gattman, MS Carolyn Wheeler, Vernon, AL Patricia Wheeler, Vernon, AL Linda (Stanley) Hubbert, Fayette, AL 18 Grandchildren, 34 Great Grandchildren

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: William Jessie and Mellie Izora Mitchell Wheeler 1 Granddaughter: Sherry Blaylock 1 Grandson: Jeremy Turner 1 Brother: Melvin Wheeler.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.

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Hennessy, Joseph D. - Age 76 - Vestavia Hills, AL (Born in Haleyville, AL)

Joseph D. Hennessy., age 76 of Vestavia Hills, Alabama passed away on June 10, 2008.

Joe was a loving father and grandfather. He was born in Haleyville, Alabama, he was a graduate of Phillips High School and later graduated Auburn University in Civil Engineering, where he ran track. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he worked for 24 years for Rust Engineering and was the City Engineer for the City of Bessemer. He was a little league football coach for Hoover and Vestavia Hills.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gracie and Joseph Hennessy; daughter, Grace Carr.

He is survived by his wife, Fanelle Barnes Hennessy; son, Drew Hennessy and his wife Kathleen; son-in-law, Robert A. Carr; grandchildren, Cameron Carr, Ginger Carr, Melissa Hennessy and Breck Hennessy.

Visitation will be Sunday, June 15, 2008 from 5 PM until 6 PM at Southern Heritage Funeral Home. The funeral will be Monday, June 16, 2008 at 11 AM at 2nd Presbyterian Church in Homewood. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.

The family would like to thank all the caring and compassionate medical teams that have provided care through the years. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to The American Cancer Society.


Ridout's Southern Heritage Chapel in charge of arrangements.
 

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Ives, Truman - Age 58 - Sulligent, AL
(February 22, 1950 - June 9, 2008)

Mr. Truman Ives, age 58, of Sulligent, AL passed away Monday June 9, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Officiating minister will be Bro. Billy Joe Ives. Visitation will be at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. Serving as active pallbearers will be Brandon Hughes, Scott Ives, Billy Ives, Robbie Ives, Derrick Duncan and Wilburn Hollis.

Mr. Ives was born on February 22, 1950 in Amory, MS to the late William Junior and Evie G. Humbers Ives. He was a member of the Revelation of Holiness Church. Mr. Ives worked as a logger. He was a member of the Sulligent Hunting Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

SURVIVORS: Wife: Linda Mead Ives, Sulligent, AL 10 Children: David (Beverly) Ives, Hamilton, AL, Jerry (Tina) Ives, Sulligent, AL, Sherry (Steve) Pinkerton, Sulligent, AL, Patricia (Daniel) Threadgill, Vernon, AL, Lou Ann (Dwayne) Follett, Ripley, MS, Bobby (Nicole) Ives, Beaverton, AL, Chris (Amanda) Ives, Sulligent, AL, Christina (Greg) Flippo, Vernon, AL, Kevin (Brianne) Ives, Reform, AL, Kenny Ives, Sulligent, AL; 20 Grandchildren; 3 Great-Grandchildren; 2 Brothers: William (Ruthie) Ives Eddie (Donna) Ives; 1 Sister: Joyce (Brooks) Hollis, Sulligent, AL; and a Host of Nieces and Nephews

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Willam Junior and Evie Humbers Ives; and 1 Sister: Shirley Jean Ives.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.

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Bearden, Sarah Jane - Age 99 - Sulligent, AL
(May 30, 1909 - June 10, 2008)

Mrs. Sarah Jane Bearden, age 99, of Sulligent, AL passed away Tuesday June 10, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Sulligent City Cemetery. Officiating ministers will be Bro. Charles Flippo and Bro. Jerry Oakes. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Mrs. Bearden was born on May 30, 1909 in Walker County, AL to the late Lee and Jeffie Burrow Wells. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Sulligent, AL. Mrs. Bearden worked as a custodian at the church.

SURVIVORS: Sons: Charles Brom, Sulligent, AL Billy (Gwen) Brom, Crossville, TN 1 Daughter- in-law: Penny Brom 4 Grandchildren

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Lee and Jeffie Burrow Wells Husband: Issac Bearden Son: James Brom Daughter: Nell Brom.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.

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Jackson, Melba - Age 58 - Tremont, MS

Melba Jackson, 58, died Sunday, June 8, 2008, at her home.

She was born Aug. 14, 1949, in Franklin County, Ala., to E.L. and Edna Hand George. She was a former secretary for Bay Implement Co. in Red Bay, Ala., and a member of Altar Baptist Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2008 at Altar Baptist Church with Bro. Paul Reynolds and Bro. Charles Holcomb officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation will continue at the church until service time Tuesday, June 8, 2008.

Survivors include her husband, Ray Jackson of Tremont; four children, Lowell Wayne Jackson (Jennifer) of Red Bay, Larry Ray Jackson (Sandy) of Mantachie, Chris Jackson (Kim) of Wheeler and Sharon Copeland (Bobby) of Tremont; her mother, Edna George; one sister, Delitha Stone (Bill) of Tremont; two brothers, Willie George (Helen) of Rienzi and Jerry George (Shanda) of Belmont; a special friend, Catherine Mayhall (Charles) of Tremont; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, E.L. George; a brother, Thurman George; and a sister, Margie Pettigo.

Pallbearers will be Thomas Kelton, Wade Humphres, Neal George, Darrell Harp, Hub Humphres and June Holland.


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

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Brown, Fred - Age 69 - Vina, Ala.

Fred Brown, age 69, died Monday, June 9, 2008, at the Helen Keller Hospital.

He was born Dec. 27, 1938, in Hazard, Ky., to Reuben Brown and Hallie Collette. He was an employee of the State Highway Department for 27 years and a member of New Union Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at New Union Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. Robert Issacs and Bro. Greg Philamlee officiating. The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow in Halltown Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Louise Brown of Vina, Ala.; one son, Billy Brown (Jackie) of Red Bay, Ala.; one brother, Corbett Brown of Kenosha, Wis.; two grandsons, Kyle Brown and Austin Brown, both of Red Bay; a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Freddy Brown; a grandson, Cody Brown; and a sister, Betty Campbell.


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

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Hawley, Mary Tucker - Age 75 - Winfield, AL

Mary Tucker Hawley, age 75 of Winfield, died Sunday, June 8, 2008 at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice in Albertville, AL.

Mrs. Hawley was born September 7, 1932 in Marion County to the late J. Floyd and Ethel L. Alvis Tucker. She was a member of Central Church of Christ and owned M&E Beauty Shop near Winfield. She loved spending time with (and cooking for) her family and working in her garden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Pomp, Gyp, Bill, Joe, Jerry, and Jack Tucker; and four sisters, Sis Wilcutt, Audrey Wilson, Edra Townley, and Estelle Tucker.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell Hawley; two daughters, Kim (Guy) Kirk of Albertville and Janice (Jerry) Foley of Vance; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Liberty Cemetery with Frank Farris, Jr. officiating.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Bannister, Bryce - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL

Bryce Bannister, age 83, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008, at Marion Regional Medical Center.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at South Hamilton Baptist Church.  Bro. Keith Box and Bro. Ricky White officiating.  Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. 

He was born November 17, 1924 in Marion County, Alabama to the late John and Maude Mays Bannister.  He was a Veteran of the US Navy.  He was retired from the Mobile Home Business.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Bannister, Hamilton, AL.; daughter, Belva Wiginton, Hamilton, AL.; daughter, Kelly Bannister, Hamilton, AL.; son, Eddie Bannister, Hamilton, AL.; grandson, Patrick Wiginton, Cullman, AL.; sisters, Beth Cunniff, Hamilton, AL., and Louise Cagle, Birmingham, 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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Williams, Makalie Ann - Age 2 Yrs. - Hamilton, AL

Makalie Ann Williams, age 2 years, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, June 12, 2008 at Children's Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation, Saturday, June 14, 2008, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Paul Beam officiating. Burial in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Makalie Ann Williams was born February 26, 2006 in Winfield, Alabama to Joshua and Jessica Purser Williams.  In addition to her parents Josh and Jessica Williams, she is survived by 1 sister, Abigail Williams; grandparents, Lola and Dean Williams, Ricky Purser, and Loretta Seahorn; great-grandparents, Bud and Ethel Purser, Mildred Wiginton, and Harlan and Frances Johnson; great-great grandmother, Icy Pearson.

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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Ignowski, Rebecca Ann "Becky" - Age 60 - Hamilton, AL

Rebecca Ann "Becky" Ignowski of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Monday, June 16, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Barnsville Freewill Baptist Church.  Bro. Jeff Fleming officiating.  Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2008.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

 "Becky" was born October 5, 1947 in Illinois to the late Braxton and Muriel Prestage Collins.  She was employed with Sitel in Hamilton.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Ignowski.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Kathy Bradford, Tuscaloosa, AL., and Paula Melton, Hamilton, AL.; 1 grandson, Harley Melton, Hamilton, AL.; and 1 brother, Phil Collins, 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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Dupree, Christopher  - Age 28 - Bear Creek, AL

Christopher Dupree, 28, of Bear Creek, AL., died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, the result of an accident.

He was the husband of Erica Fleming Dupree
.

Arrangements Are Incomplete And Will Be Announced Later By Pinkard Funeral Home.

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Kennedy, Lela Estelle Hughes - Age 88 - Shottsville, AL

SHOTTSVILLE, Ala. - Lela Estelle Hughes Kennedy passed away Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Red Bay, Ala., Hospital. She was born December 13, 1921, to Marvin and Fetney Anna Hughes on the family farm near Bexar, Alabama.  She never lost her love of the soil or her enthusiasm for planting and watching things grow. Growing up on a farm she learned the value of hard work and importance of friends and family.

On Aug. 20, 1944, she married Veto Lee Kennedy of Shottsville. While he served in World War II, she joined the church he had attended all his life, Shottsville United Methodist Church. She spent 64 years working tirelessly in the church she loved. She was a founding member of Shottsville Church's Women's Society of Christian Service, later to be called the United Methodist Women. She served many times as a local and district officer. She also taught the young people's Sunday School class for many years and served as counselor for the Methodist Youth Fellowship. She directed the first Christmas pageant the church presented in 1954, a tradition she continued for the next 15 years before "passing the torch." She sang in the church choir until she was 85.

Her deep and abiding faith was evident to all who knew her because she truly believed that we show our love for Christ more by how we live than by what we say. Her life is her testimony.

She was a homemaker and mother and loved working in her home, in her garden and in the fields. She worked only short periods of time through her working years both at Munsingwear Inc., and Itawamba Manufacturing.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today, June 21, at the Shottsville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl R. Long, the Rev. Steve Lawley, the Rev. Mac Buttram and the Rev. David Parker officiating. Burial will follow in the Shottsville Cemetery. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.

She is survived by a daughter, LaVale Mills and her husband, Ruble, of Shottsville, Ala.; two granddaughters, Michelle Lee Mills of Hamilton, Ala., and Dawn Wilemon and her husband, Matthew, of Red Bay, Ala.; two great-grandchildren, Anna Caroline Wilemon and Kennedy Lee Wilemon, both of Red Bay, Ala.; one brother, Jimmy D. Hughes and his wife, Shirley Ann, of Hamilton, Ala.; one nephew, Vincent Hughes and his wife, Marisa, of Haleyville, Ala.; a great-niece, Sarah Hughes of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; two great-nephews, John Hughes and Walker Hughes, both of Haleyville, Ala.; and a host of other family and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lee Crews; a nephew, James Lee Crews; and a number of other loved ones and special friends.

Pallbearers will be Norman Emerson, Douglas Emerson, Don Betts, Mike Shotts, Don Shotts and Mark Loden. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Raynard Fabianke, Billy Loden, Gene Kennedy, Gerald Betts, Richard Betts, Boyd Grimes, Hobert Shotts, Billy Bolton and Brad Bolton.

Visitation will continue until service time today at Shottsville United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to Shottsville United Methodist Church, the Salvation Army or St. Jude's Hospital.

Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay directed the services.

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Cagle, Virginia Berryhill - Age 69 - Guin, AL

Virginia Berryhill Cagle, age 69 of Guin, passed away Friday, June 20, 2008 in the Physicians Medical Center Carraway at Birmingham.

Ms. Cagle was born on February 9, 1939 in a daughter of Olan Chester Berryhill and Hattie Mae Tidwell Berryhill; resident of the Guin area most of her life; previously sat with the elderly; and was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church at Guin.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by an infant son and one brother, Roger Berryhill.

Survivors include her mother, Hattie Mae Tidwell Berryhill of Guin; one sister, Faye (Donny) Cotton of Guin; one brother, Richard (Jennifer) Berryhill of Winfield; one sister-in-law, Frances Berryhill of Northport; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 3:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Mark Maddox and Jeremy Hulsey were the officiating ministers. Active Pallbearers were Brian Cotton, Jacob Cotton, Tony Nicholson, Drew Nicholson, Jonathan Berryhill, Grant Berryhill and Mike Berryhill. Burial followed in the Center Cemetery.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Reese, Nellie Atkinson - Age 85 - Guin, AL

Nellie Atkinson Reese age 85 of Guin, AL died Saturday, June 21, 2008 in the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin, AL.

Born in Fayette, County, AL. She is the Daughter of the late Bascom and Donnie Edwards Atkinson. She had lived in Guin and Winfield most of her life and had worked at the Ten Cent Store and Shoe Bar in Winfield. She was a member of the Zion Baptist Church.

She is survived by a sister, Margie Humber of Winfield, AL and a brother, Clarence Atkinson of Guin, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Two Brothers, B. P. and Samuel Atkinson and her husbands, George Corbett and David Reese.

Services held Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 2:00 pm from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Musgrove Chapel Cemetery. Bro. William E. Atkinson and Bro. Danny Williams officiating.

Visitation Sunday 12:30 - 2:00 pm at the funeral home.


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

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Bowling, Katherine Nix - Infant - McCalla, AL (Infant Daughter of B.J. and Jayma Nix Bowling)

Katherine Nix Bowling, infant daughter of B.J. and Jayma Nix Bowling, of McCalla, Alabama, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008 at St. Vincent Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at the home of Mrs. Vona Williams, 4512 County Hwy. 20, Hamilton, AL.  Graveside service, 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Nichols Cemetery with burial to follow in Nichols Cemetery.

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Real, Michael "Mike" - Age 59 - Detroit, AL
(February 7, 1949 - June 23, 2008)

Mr. Mike Real, age 59, of Detroit, AL, passed away Monday, June 23, 2008 near Minter, AL in Dallas County, AL. as the result of an accident.

Funeral services will be Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 10:00 A.M. from the Kingsville Church of Christ with military honors and burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. David Brumley, Mr. Jimmy Brumley & Mr. Dave Brumley will be officiating. Visitation will be at Kingsville Church of Christ on Wednesday evening from 5 until 8 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Kingsville Church of Christ Cemetery Fund, C/O Reba Cofield, P.O. Box 112, Detroit, AL 35552.

Active pallbearers will be Barry Fredrick, Ken Real, Logan McBroom, Chris Warner, Matthew Warner, Steve Lawler, Darin Henson & Tommy Smith.

Mr. Real was born February 7, 1949 in Montgomery County, AL to the late Leeburn and Bernice Dillard Real. He was a 1967 graduate of Sulligent High School. Mr. Real retired as a Major from the Alabama Army National Guard ( 877th Engineering Battalion) and was a former Company Commander for Guin and Vernon. He also graduated with an EDS in Educational Administration and a Masters Degree in Mental Health, School Counseling, Social Science and School Administration. Mr. Real was the 2008 Cambridge University Educator of the Year. He was also an Education Coordinator at Safetynet Academy in Minter, AL.

He is survived by his wife: Linda Real, Detroit, AL; Daughters: Renee (Barry) Triplett, Nesbit, MS, Lanice (Will) White, Detroit, AL; Grandchildren: Laura Triplett, Amie Triplett & Michael White

He was preceded in death by his parents: Leeburn and Bernice Real; and Son: Tyler Real.


Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.

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Ballard, Mr. Tommy - Age 66 - Detroit, AL
(August 8, 1941 - June 23, 2008)

Mr. Tommy Ballard age 66 of Detroit, Al. passed away Monday June 23, 2008 at the residence. 

Funeral services Friday, June 27, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be at Otts Funeral Home, Thursday, June 26, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Burial in Carter Cemetery with Full Military Honors.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.

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Adams, Sutro May "Almie" - Age 79 - Winfield, AL

Sutro May "Almie" Adams, age 79 of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Monday, June 23, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

She is survived by her husband, O. L. Adams; two sons, Mike (Sheila) Adams and Phillip Adams, both of Winfield; one daughter, Reba S. Guin of Hamilton; grandchildren, Christopher Adams, Kevin Adams, William Adams, Bethany Adams, and Jeremy Guin; a sister, Mary Lou Langston of Winfield; nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at 2:00 PM from the Winfield First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in West Alabama Memorial Gardens with Dr. Charles Ballew officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 until 2:00.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Hubbert, Lloyd E. - Age 92 - Winfield, AL

Lloyd E. Hubbert, age 92, of Winfield, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Virtus Fowler Hubbert, Winfield; sons, Joseph (Lolita Mills) Hubbert, Winfield and Warren (Barbara Adams) Hubbert, Houston, TX; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Johnny Pearson Hubbert, Hubbertville; sister, Valerine Thompson, CA; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Chapel service will be Tuesday evening, June 24, 2008, 7:00 p.m., with burial Wednesday morning, June 25, 2008 in Winfield City Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 PM until time of service.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Blankenship, Jr., Douglas - Age 18 - Red Bay, AL

Douglas Blankenship Jr., age 18, of Red Bay, Alabama, died Monday, June 23, 2008, at Russellville, Ala. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by:

Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala.

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Stidham, David - Age 2 Months - Vina, AL

David Isaac Stidham, age 2 months, of Vina, Alabama, died Friday, June 20, 2008, at his home. He was born April 19, 2008, in Russellville, Ala.

Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala. Bro. Jerry Swimmer will officiate. Burial will be in Atwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Billy and Angie Stidham of Vina, Ala.; one brother, Nathaniel Stidham of Vina; his grandparents, L.C. and Virginia Stidham, and Joyce Allen, all of Vina, Ala., and Rickey Allen and Stacy Allen, both of Golden; three aunts, three uncles and three cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, David L. Credille.

Visitation will continue until service time, Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at the funeral home.

Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL directing.

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Pennington, Netta Mobley - Age 86 - Guin, AL

Netta Mobley Pennington age 86 of Guin, AL died Tuesday, June 24, 2008 in the Heritage Health Care Center in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Born in Fayette County, Alabama. She is the Daughter of the late Curtis Harris and Mary Lessie May Mobley. She had lived in Guin most of her life, was a member of the Guin First Baptist Church and had worked for Munsingwear for 28 years before retiring.

She is survived by A Son, Jerry Lee Pugh of Hamilton, AL, 2 Grandsons, Timothy Lee (Cindy) Pugh of Haleyville, AL, and Russell Patrick (Brandy) Pugh of Guin, AL, 3 Great Grandchildren, Tyler, Colby and Hayden Pugh, 2 Nieces, Jane (Huck) Morgan of Catherine, AL, Debbie (Steve) Bailey of Fayette, AL, Nephew, Shane Lyle of Fayette, AL and several other Nephews.

Services held Friday, June 27, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. Scott Stokes officiating.

Pallbearers were Tyler Pugh, Colby Pugh, Hayden Pugh, Steve Bailey, Huck Morgan and Tim Pugh. Honorary Pallbearers were, Troy Hightower, Shane Lyle, Jack Stell, Tommy Stell and Berry Meggs.

Visitation Friday 12:30 - 2 pm at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials family request memorials to Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404.


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

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Westbrook, Rabon Haskel - Age 91 - Decatur, AL

Rabon Haskel Westbrook, age 91, of Decatur, Alabama, went to be with our Lord on June 24, 2008.

He was a resident of Morningside Assisted Living and a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Birmingham, AL. In 2001, he relocated to Decatur from Birmingham where he had lived for 51 years. While living in Decatur, he was a very faithful worshipper at Central Baptist Church.

Visitation will be at Shelton Funeral Home, Decatur, AL, Friday, June 27, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with funeral service following at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Rob Jackson, Rev. Wayne Newby, and Rev. Phil Waldrep will officiate. Graveside service and burial will be at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East in Trussville, AL, on Saturday, June 28, 2008, 11:00 a.m., with Eric Albright and Dr. Thomas Perkins officiating.

Mr. Westbrook was born September 2, 1916, In Winfield, AL. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Doris Carlene Westbrook, and his sister, Mae Mosley. He retired from Hayes Aircraft Corporation of Birmingham as an aircraft radio technician. After retirement, he devoted his time to growing flowers and gardening.

He is survived by two sons, Dr. H. Wade Westbrook and wife, Pat, of Olive Branch, MS, and Larry Westbrook and wife, Brenda, of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. George (Peggy) Leigh of Birmingham; one brother, Harley A. Westbrook and wife, Libby, of Gardendale; seven grandchildren, Kevin Westbrook and wife, Diane, Kelly Westbrook, and Kristopher Westbrook, all of Memphis, TN, Angela Barton and husband, Brett, of Fairhope, AL,, and Leslie Anderson and husband, Jack, Pamela Albright and husband, Eric, and David Westbrook, all of Decatur; and six great-grandchildren, Lauren and Julianne Westbrook, Mary Ellis and Anna Katherine Barton, and Jack and William Anderson.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Westbrook, Kelly Westbrook, Kristopher Westbrook, David Westbrook, Brett Barton, and Jack Anderson. Memorial donations may be made to Central Baptist Church Building Program, PO Box 2024, Decatur, AL 35602.

Shelton Funeral Home, Decatur, AL directing.
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Flippo, Wayne - Age 68 - Hamilton, AL

Wayne Flippo, age 68, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24th at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Curtis Sutton, Bro. Elvis Cochran, and Bro. Teddie Burleson officiating.  Burial in Happy Hill Cemetery.

Wayne was born in Marion County, Alabama to the late Troy and Margie Johnson Flippo.  He was a retired Insurance Agent and a Veteran of the US Armed Forces.

He is survived by his wife, Diana Avery Flippo; children, Teressa Flippo, Alesia Stonerock, Jennifer Flippo Hollis, and Christopher Flippo; and 6 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Johnathan Flippo; his parents, Troy and Margie Flippo; 2 brothers, Gene Flippo and Louis Flippo; and 1 sister, Marcell Sullins.

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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Eubank, David Ray - Age 57 - Hackleburg, AL

David Ray Eubank, age 57, of Hodges, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral service 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2008 at grave side service at Cedar Tree Cemetery. Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery.

He was born August 12, 1950 in Birmingham, AL, to Roland Aubrey and Lucille McKnight Eubank.  He was a member of the American Legion Post and a Veteran of the US Armed Forces serving 2 tours in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne.

He is survived by his brother, Donald Eubank and 2 sisters, Eloise Brown and Faye Brown, all of Hackleburg, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roland Aubrey and Lucille McKnight Eubank.

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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Oliver, Sr., Bennie - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL

Bennie Oliver, Sr., age 89, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at Marion Regional Medical Center, Hamilton, AL.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 26th at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Gravel Springs Cemetery.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.

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Harris, Beatrice "Bea" Wiginton - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Beatrice "Bea" Wiginton Harris, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Visitation, Saturday, June 28th, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. with funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Edward Puckett officiating.  Burial to follow in New Hope Cemetery.

"Bea" was retired from the A.S.C.S. Office in Hamilton as a Clerk but you might remember her working with the Hamilton Funeral Home for several years.  She was born, September 20, 1923 in Marion County, AL., to the late Alvin and Bessie Phillips Wiginton.

She is survived by her husband of many years, Mr. Golden Harris, Hamilton, AL.; a son, Steve (Debra) Harris, Hamilton, AL.; grandsons, Ben (Lacy) Harris, Bowie, TX., and Luke Harris, Hamilton, AL.; great-grandchildren, Madalyn, Gavin, and Mia Harris; sisters, Lorene Irvin, Hamilton, AL., Earlene Roberson, Birmingham, AL., and Willodean Sullins, Hamilton, AL.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Bessie Phillips Wiginton and a sister, Inez Crow.

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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Morris, Anna Lois Rogers - Age 77 - Sulligent, AL
(May 31, 1931 - June 26, 2008)

Mrs. Anna Lois Morris, age 77, of Sulligent, AL., passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Funeral services will be Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Sulligent City Cemetery. Brother John Nicholson and Dr. Dale Spruiell will be officiating. Visitation will be Friday morning from 9 until 11 A.M. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sulligent First Baptist Church.
Active Pallbearers: Eugene (Nig) Hollis, Leon Hollis, James Hollis, John Boyett, Scott Boman, Richard Roberts, Jerry Williams, and Bob Thomas. Honorary Pallbearers: Dr. Dale Spruiell, Ted Boyett, Willie Hollis, Brother Billy Joe Ives, Judge Johnny Rogers, Jim Rooks, Dewey Lee Carruth, Freddie Carruth, and Lemuel Boyett.

Mrs. Morris was born May 31, 1931 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Hildreth Lee (Bill) and Carrie Lois Carr Rogers. She was a member of Sulligent First Baptist Church. Mrs. Morris was a 1951 graduate of Lamar County High School. She was on the Lamar County Board of Registrars and was a substitute teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Mack (Bo) Morris Jr., Sulligent, AL; son, Floyd "Bootie" III (Lydia) Morris, Sulligent, AL.; 2 daughters, Mary (Larry) Byrd, Hoover, AL., and Louise Knight (Frank Morrison), Vernon, AL.; grandchildren: Jason (Shae) Knight, Nicole Byrd (Chris) Kincaid, Whitney Morris, Barkley Byrd (Nathan) Brantley, and Seth Morris; cousins, Mary Francis Guess (Doug) Rickman, Marcus Guess, and Robert (Joyce) Guess; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Carrie Rogers; brothers, Hildreth Lee Rogers Jr. and Durwood Rogers.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.

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Perry, Sophie Ann Walker - Age 86 - Winfield, AL

Sophie Ann Walker Perry, age 86, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center at Winfield.

Funeral Service will be Saturday 11:00 a.m. from the Harmony Grove Baptist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. C.W. Box and Tim Meherg were the officiating ministers.  Visitation will be Friday 6 - 8 PM at the funeral home.

Mrs. Perry was born on March 19, 1922 in Fayette Co. a daughter of Robert Jackson Walker and Lula Maude McCaleb Walker; resident of Winfield most of her life; widow of Robbie Perry who died April 24, 2002; and a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include daughters, Ann (Jerry) Mitchum, Houston, TX., and Sue (Don) Atkinson, Winfield, AL.; sons, Bobby (Diane) Perry, Birmingham, Alabama, and Tommy (Lawanna) Perry, Winfield, AL.; 8 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Mamie Galloway, Beatrice and Louise Woodard; and four brothers, William, John, Robert and James M. Walker.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Riggs, Louise Tucker - Age 70 - Hamilton, AL 

Louise T. Riggs, age 70, Hamilton, AL., passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008, at her residence.

She was born July 16, 1937, to the late Cecil and Lucille Tucker.

She graduated from Hubbertville High School and from Druid City Hospital School of Nursing in 1958. She obtained a bachelors of science degree in education from Athens University and later completed masters coursework in education and obtained a bachelors of science in nursing degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. 

During her 50-year career, she worked as a registered nurse and supervisor with Listerhill Hospital, Druid City Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. She was later employed as a nursing instructor with Northwest Alabama Technical State College in Hamilton. She retired from the Alabama Department of Public Health as a Medicaid waiver coordinator. Her interests included gardening, traveling, photography and spending time with her friends and family. She was a faithful member of over 50 years to the Hamilton Church of Christ.

Funeral services, Saturday, June 14, 2008, from the Hamilton Church of Christ, with burial in the Hamilton Memory Gardens.

She is survived by her husband, Wayne Riggs; daughters, Leann (Tracy) Jones, Connie (Andy) Jones, and Aimee (Curt) Gilliland, all of Hamilton, AL., and Kim (Jeff) Hillman, Hartselle, AL.; and grandchildren, Kyle, Trent, Hannah, and Alex Jones and Nicholas and Zachary Hillman.

Marion County Funeral Home directed the services.

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Monette, John Milton - Age 72 - Hamilton, AL

(February 18, 1936 - June 26, 2008)

Mr. John Milton Monette, age 72, of Hamilton, AL, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008 at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 29, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Cooper Cemetery. Bro. Freddie Miles will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday evening from 1:30 until 3:00 P.M.

Mr. Monette was born February 18, 1936 in Cloutierville, LA to the late Charles and Allie Antee Monette. He had previously worked as a bartender.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Pamela (Bobby) Jefferys, Hamilton, AL., and Tammy (David) Zik, Carpenterville, IL.; 2 grandchildren, Zachari Swiecki & Tabitha Zik; 1 great-grandchild, Landin; and 15 Brothers & Sisters

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Allie Monette.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.
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Andresen, Patricia Weeks - Age 56 - Vernon, AL
(November 13, 1951 - June 27, 2008)

Ms. Patricia Weeks Andresen, age 56, of the Care center of Vernon, passed away Friday, June 27, 2008 at the Care Center of Vernon.

Ms. Andresen’s body was donated to UAB Anatomical Donor Program. A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday July 1, 2008 at 6:00 P.M. from Lost John Church in Crews, AL. With Bro. Gerald Gann and Joe Weeksofficating.

Ms. Andresen was born November 13, 1951 in Monroe County, MS, to the late Roy Thomas and Lula Jeanette “Nettie” O’Mary Weeks. She was a member of Border Springs Baptist Church in Caledonia, MS. Ms. Andresen was previously employed as an LPN.

She is survived by her daughter: Heather Leeann Andresen, Memphis, TN.; 3 brothers, Clyde Weeks, Sulligent, AL., Joe Weeks, Beaverton, AL., Steve Weeks, Sulligent, AL.; 5 sisters: Juanita Taylor, Vernon, AL., Martha Frakes, Winfield, AL., Peggy Chaffin, Guin, AL., Virginia Franks, Guin, AL., and Tammy Gilmore, Nebraska; and several nieces, nephews, other Relatives & Friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy & Nettie Weeks.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Long, Mary Nell Cook - Age 70 - Brilliant, AL

Mary Nell Cook Long, age 70, of Brilliant, AL., died Friday, June 27, 2008 at Physician’s Medical Center in Birmingham.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 30, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in New Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 29, at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Ms. Long was born May 1, 1938 in Haleyville to the late Sam and Martilla King Cook. She was a resident of the Brilliant, Hackleburg, and Winfield areas most of her life. She had worked as a manager of Jr. Food Mart in Guin for eleven years. She was also a dietician at the nursing home in Winfield. She was a member of New Bethel Freewill Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, Edward Lee Mauldin of Winfield and Thomas Dewayne Mauldin of Hackleburg; two daughters, Delesa Dianne Peters of Hackleburg and Brenda Lee Long of Brilliant; eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; two brothers, Buck Cook of Lynn and Talmadge Cook of Hackleburg. , AL.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Orbra Lee Long, who died in 1991. A daughter, Tommy Lou Sanders; grandson, Jamie David Sanders; three brothers, Jim, Eugene, and John Cook; and two sisters, Faye Loveless and Omie Mauldin. 

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Rumbley, Johnnie Ray - Age 54 - Brilliant, AL

Johnnie Ray Rumbley, age 54, of Brilliant, AL., died Friday, June 27, 2008 at DCH in Tuscaloosa.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 29, 2008, at 3:00 PM from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 until 3:00; with Mike Edwards officiating.

Mr. Rumbley was born September 24, 1953 in Monroe County, AL to the late Arthur Wesley and Stella Kate Manning Rumbley. He spent seven years in the US Air Force and was a member of the V.F.W. He has been a resident of the Winfield and Brilliant area since 2001. 

He is survived by the mother of his children, Rhonda Rumbley Roberts of Mobile; four sons, Brian Scott Rumbley of Winfield, Burnie C. Rumbley of Brilliant, Brandon John Rumbley of Mobile, and Berry Arthur Rumbley of Brilliant; a daughter, Brandy Danielle Rumbley Hicks of Brilliant; two brothers, Welsey Rumbley and Austin Rumbley, both of Birmingham; two sisters, Pearl Rumbley Roberts of Houston, TX and Delores Sullivan Hanks of Maryland; twelve grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Luningham, Benny Lee - Age 59 - Pottsville, AR

Benny L. Luningham, 59, of Pottsville, Arkansas, died Monday, June 23, 2008, in Hamilton, Alabama as the result of a one-vehicle truck accident.

Born Jan. 4, 1949, in Russellville, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Melphy and Fredie Duvall Luningham.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Christie Luningham, and three sisters, Bonnie Luningham, Helen Tramell and Frances Race. He was a truck driver for River Valley Express and was a Free Will Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Vickers Luningham of Pottsville, Arkansas; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Dana Luningham of Paris and Scott and Lindsay Luningham of Pottsville, Arkansas; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Fred Albert Luningham of Russellville and Ellis and Linda Luningham of Pottsville, Arkansas; one sister, Newana Duvall of Russellville; and three grandchildren, Dylan, Chloe and Ashton.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2008, at Lemley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Downum officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery by Lemley Funeral Chapel.

Visitation will be 6-8 Friday, June 25.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Luningham, Paul Wayne Duvall, Paul Duvall, Darrell Burris, Shannon Storment and Jeff Tramell.

Online obituary and guestbook are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.

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Satterwhite, Exie Lee Lewis - Age 76 - Detroit, AL

Exie Lee Lewis Satterwhite, age 76, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008 at Helen Keller Hospital.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Cooper Cemetery.

Mrs. Satterwhite was born November  6, 1931 in Marion County, Alabama to Franklin and Fleeta Watson Lewis.  She was retired from the Garment Plant where she was an Inspector/Sewing Machine Operator.

She is survived by 2 sons, Billy Joe Satterwhite, Detroit, AL., and Gail (Sue) Satterwhite, Detroit, AL.; 4 grandchildren, Dewayne (Pam) Satterwhite, Misty (Mark) Mathis, Shane (Natalie) Satterwhite, and Brock (Marie) Satterwhite; 7 grandchildren; 2 brothers, James Lewis, Sulligent, AL., and Edward Lewis, Kentucky.

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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Ridgeway, Linda Ruth Peoples - Age 63 - Detroit, AL

 

Linda Ruth Peoples Ridgeway, age 63, of Detroit, Alabama passed away Friday, June 27, 2008 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, June 28, at the Hamilton Freewill Baptist Church.  Funeral service, 2:00 Sunday, June 29, 2008 at the Hamilton.  Freewill Baptist Church,  Andy Stidham and Tommy Franks, officiating.  Burial in Cooper Cemetery.

 

Linda is survived by her husband, Dale Ridgeway.  She was a nurse and worked with Hospice.  She was born February 1, 1945 in Marion County, AL. to the late Oliver and Minnie Cooper Peoples. 

 

In addition to her husband, Dale Ridgeway, she is survived by 5 children, Beckie Nichols, Rhonda Nichols, Frank (Jennifer) Nichols, Josh (Keri) Ridgeway, and Michael Ridgeway; 9 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Thomas Peoples, Janice Clark, Ruby Morrow, Brenda Hall, and Mickey Peoples; and  a host of nieces and nephews; and other relatives and  friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Minnie Cooper Peoples; a brother, Ricky Peoples; and infant brother and sister.

 

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

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

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Davidson, Clorine Brown - Age 73 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Clorine Brown Davidson, age 73 of Winfield, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2008 in the St. Vincent’s Hospital at Birmingham.

A memorial service was held Sunday, June 30, 2008 at 3:00 PM from the Cornerstone Baptist Church.

Mrs. Davidson was born on August 8, 1934 in Pickens Co. a daughter of Walter Oscar and Annie Junkin Brown; resident of Birmingham most of her life; resident of Winfield for past year; widow of Robert C. Davidson, Sr.; and a member of Crestway Baptist Church in Birmingham.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Johnny Burt Brown.

Survivors include one daughter, Tonya (Ronnie) Elmore of Winfield; one son, Raymond Harbarger of Winfield; one step-son, Robert C. Davidson, Jr. of Georgia; four grandchildren, Jared (Kelsey) Elmore, Casey Elmore, Glenn and Helen Harbarger; two sisters, Clara Fair and Betty Branyon, both of Gordo; four brothers, Rev. Garnett (Edna Earl) Brown and Stillman (Ruth) Brown, both of Gordo, Bobby (Jackie) Brown of Opelika and Jerry (Tracy) Brown of Greensboro; special friend, Dr. Richard Berryman; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield in charge of arrangements.

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Dingle, Helen May - Age 88 - Loxley, AL (formerly of Marion County, AL)

Helen May Dingle, age 88 of Loxley, AL (formerly of Marion County), died Thursday, June 26 at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, AL.

Funeral service, Sunday, June 29, 2008, 3:00 PM, at Mack Funeral Home Chapel with Revs. Bo Rice and Jim Spencer officiating. Graveside services, Tuesday, July 1, 2008, 11:00 AM, at Winfield City Cemetery with Dr. Charles Ballew officiating. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield in charge of local arrangements. 

Ms. Dingle was born December 1, 1919, to the late Lewis Cole and Lena Ann Owings May.

Helen is survived by her children, Robert Black and Joan Black, both of Loxley, AL; a sister, Brownie Tune of Chandler, AZ; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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May,  Lex Noel - Age 67 - Winfield, AL

Lex Noel May, age 67 of Winfield, AL, died Sunday, June 29, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Siloam Cemetery with E. J. Lowery officiating. Serving as pallbearers were: Tommy Taylor, Robert Cain, Roger Cain, Steve Cain, Anthony Lann, and T. J. Lann.

Mr. May was born January 16, 1941 in Lamar County to the late Roman Goodwin May and Mae Ethel Spann May. A graduate of Winfield High School, he was a resident of the Siloam Community for the last several years. He retired from the US Coast Guard as Chief Engineering Officer with twenty years of service. He was Chief Engineer for Hannah Marine in Chicago for several years; and his church affiliation was Baptist.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lita Faye Humbers and a brother, J. W. May.

He is survived by his wife, Delana Marie Cain May; two sons, Darryl (Jennie) May of Phil Campbell and Danny (Annie) May of Sutton Bay, MI; three daughters, Christy (Anthony) Lann, Cassie (T.J.) Lann, and Carrie (Tim) Wilson, all of Smithville, MS; twelve grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Real, John Henry - Age 88 - Detroit, AL



John Henry Real, age 88, of Detroit, AL., passed away on June 29, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

He was born on May 8, 1920 to Muraw H. Real and Melverdia Ballard Real in Marion County, AL. He was a rural mail carrier, a farmer, and a retired school teacher. He was an Air Force (Disabled) Veteran of WWII.  Mr. Real was a graduate of Auburn University with a B.S. Degree in Agricultural, Masters Degree in Vocational Agricultural, a Graduate Degree from the University of Alabama, and most recent Degree in Master Gardening.  He was very active in Kingsville Church of Christ where he has served as an Elder for many years.  Mr. Real was instrumental in the developing  of Maywood Christian Camp.  He enjoyed, very much, working in his yard and gardening.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Annie Lee Lawler; 2 brothers, J.M. Real and Leburn Real.

He is survived by his wife, Anita Real of Detroit, AL; daughter, Melisa (Steve) Ray of Tuscaloosa, AL; son, Dr. Tim (Pam) Real of Birmingham, AL; 3 grandchildren, Alex Ray, Hudson and Bailey Real; 2 step-grandchildren, Kelsey and Michael Ray; sister, Nellie Mae Lindsey of Detroit, AL; and brother, D.D. Real of Detroit, AL.

Visitation was held on Monday, June 30, 2008 at Kingsville Church of Christ. Funeral Services were held on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at the church with burial in Kingsville Cemetery.  Jimmy Brumley, David Brumley and Dave Brumley officiated.

Pallbearers, Johnny Ray, John Lawler, Kenneth Real, Donald Lindsey, Rex Dalton, Barry Frederick, and Barry Triplett.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kingsville Cemetery Fund, c/o Mavoline Dalton, 66042 Hwy. 17, Detroit, AL  35552.

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

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

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Mann, Makayla Jade - Infant (6 Days) - Brilliant, AL

Makayla Jade Mann, 6 day old infant daughter of Davy and Kathy Shaw Mann, of Brilliant, Alabama, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 at a Huntsville Hospital.

Makayla was born Sunday, June 22, 2008 at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Alabama to Davy and Kathy Shaw Mann of Brilliant.  She is survived by her parents, Davy and Kathy Mann; grandparents, David and Sandra Mann; grandmother, Betty Ray White; grandfather, Tommy Wayne White; great-grandmother, Christine White; and a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside funeral service, 12:00 noon, Monday, June 30, 2008 at Bethlehem Cemetery located on Highway 253, in the Pea Ridge Community.

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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Gary, William Gerald - Age 63 - Hamilton, AL

William Gerald Gary, age 63, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, June 28, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel.  Burial in Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Hodges, AL.  Bro. Randal Tice and Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.

Mr. Gary was born December 3, 1944 in Marion County, AL. to the late Elijah "Brown" Cornelieus and Thelma Ables Gary.  He was a Logger and worked in Construction.  He was a Veteran of the Viet Nam War.

He is survived by 1 son, William Tyler Gary; 3 sisters, Gail Williams, June Palmer, and Cheri Bottoms.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elijah "Brown" Cornelieus and Thelma Ables Gary; and a sister, Bonnie Almedia.

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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Burgett, Lessie Ophelia Nichols - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL

Lessie Ophelia Nichols Burgett, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, June 30, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at the funeral home chapel.  Burial in Holly Springs.  Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.

Ms. Burgett was born January 24, 1924 in Marion County, Alabama to A.M. and Sarah Green Nichols.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by 1 son, Donald Burgett; 1 daughter, Janice Stidham; 1 granddaughter, Elizabeth Johnson; 1 great-grandson, Sawyer Johnson; 1 sister, Quilla Nichols; 3 brothers, Billy Paul Nichols, Wesley Nichols, and Leland Nichols.

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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Keplinger, Evelyn V. - Age 85 - Phil Campbell, AL
(September 5, 1922 - June 27, 2008)

Evelyn V. Keplinger, age 85, Phil Campbell, Alabama, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, Sunday, June 29, 2008 from 6-8 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel. Her body will lie in state Monday, June 30, 2008 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. at Liberty Hill Church. Bro. Bobby Joe Poss will be officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Hill Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Archie Keplinger; parents, Jessie & Bessie Rich; brother, Loyd Rich; sister, Cloma Hyde.

She is survived by her daughter, Bessie Mae Messer, Phil Campbell; sons, Jack & Mary Keplinger, Illinois, Rayburn & Martha Keplinger, Florence; sisters, Vernice Thomas, Martha Carter, Betty Williams, Mary Sue Weeks, all of Phil Campbell, and Venice Malone, Las Vegas; brother, Bob Taylor, Sheffield; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her pallbearers will be her nephews.

Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville, AL. directing.

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Rozell, Lynn William - Age 45 - Fayette, AL



Lynn William Rozell, 45, Fayette, passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at the Fayette Medical Center.

Funeral services, Saturday, June 28, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. from the Randy Lawrence Memorial Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield, with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Floyd Rodgers and Thomas Tyra officiating.

He was born February 10, 1963, in Winfield, Alabama to Willar Dean Rozell and the late Revish Lee Rozell.

He is survived by his mother, Willar Dean Rozelll; 3 sons, Derrick (Brandie Marie) Lark, Northport, James Roy Wallace and Willie Brown; 1 daughter, La Keshia Lark, Tuscaloosa; 3 step-children - Phillip, Shalonda and Katrina Downs; 1 brother - Reggie (Penny) Rozell, Alabaster; 3 sisters, Doris (Paul Neal) McCollum, Winfield, Angie (Clarence Riggins) Rozell, Guin, and Carolyn Rozell, Jasper; 6 grandchildren, Kiannah L. and Wm. Kiahn Hisbon, D. Traeshawn and Cory Lark and DeKendrick and DeKendriana Turner.

Active pallbearers were Willie Brown, James Roy Wallace, Tyrone Johnson, Esker Jay Johnson, Jr., Clarence Riggins, Jr., Phillip Downs, and Roy Rodgers, Jr.

Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield, AL directing.

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 Phillips, Edward D. - Age 82 - Colona, IL

Edward D. Phillips, 82, Colona, IL., passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at the Illini Restorative Care in Silvis, IL.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at 10 a.m. from the Van Hoe Funeral Home of East Moline, IL., with burial in the Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline. Wayne Martin officiated.

He was born October 17, 1925, in Guin, Alabama to the late George and Dora Franks Phillips. He retired from Alcoa in 1983. He enjoyed gardening and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Kilgore Phillips; 2 children, Sandra (Mike) Rivera, Moline, IL., and Stephen (Sandy) Phillips, Hamilton, AL; 3 grandchildren, Adriane Morris and Marcus and Connie Phillips; 1 great-granddaughter, Sara Beth Phillips; 3 sisters, Myrtle Strohn, Bettendorf, Iowa, Ruby Williams, Hamilton, AL, and Audie Langley, Winfield, AL; 1 brother, Melvin Phillips, Guin, AL; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Van Hoe Funeral Home, Ltd. of East Moline, IL., directing.

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Courington, Olen E. -  Age 79 - Adrian, MI

Adrian, MI - Olen E. Courington, age 79, of Adrian, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at Bixby Medical Center.

Funeral service, Monday, June 30, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian, with Pastor Greg Burdine officiating. Burial will be in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Visitation will be held today from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home.

Mr. Courington was born November 29, 1928, in Lynn, Alabama, to Thomas Felix and Alison H. Oliver Courington. He married Lois M. Pope on July 5, 1947, in Corinth, Mississippi. Olen was a member of Faith Baptist Church. He worked at Stevenson Lumber Company as a truck driver until he retired in 1987. Olen enjoyed repairing small engines and he was a driver for the Meals on Wheels program.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Mae Pope Courington; 4 sons; Edward (Vicki) Courington of Adrian, MI., Steven (Sue Dickerson) Courington of Onsted, MI., Larry (Mary Ann) Courington of Adrian, MI., and Lynn “Kink” (Robbin) Courington of Adrian; MI.; 1 daughter, Julie (Milo) Warren of Adrian; MI.; 2 sisters, Sarah “Glennie” Hill of Adrian; MI., and Mary Yielding of Arkansas; 14 grandchildren, Jack (Carrie), Kim, Edward II, Rheubin Courington, Amanda (Roy) Martinez, Jeremiah, Michael Courington, Holly (Chris) Webb, Will (Melanie O’ Neil) Courington, Kristi (Dan) Pearson, Hudson, Chelsea, and Sierra Courington, and Spenser Warren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Felix and Alison H. Oliver Courington and several brothers and sisters.

Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, MI, directing.

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Aldridge, Robbie - Age 80 - Winfield, AL

Robbie Aldridge, age 80, of Winfield, AL passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Funeral services, Monday, June 23, 2008, at 7 p.m. from the Randy Lawrence Memorial Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield, with burial in the Glen Allen Cemetery. Dan Loftis and Danny Williams were the officiating ministers.

Born May 18, 1928, in Fayette County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Reggie Smothers Miles.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Lee Aldridge, Sr.; son, Mickey Aldridge; and brother, Robert Miles.

Survivors include her sons - Ellis Lee, Jr. (Janet) and Bobby (Betty Mae) Aldridge, both of Winfield; daughter - Lucy (Pete) Elliott, Gulfport, Miss.; grandchildren - Amy Overton, Allison Martin, and Jamie Fulton; great-grandchildren - Luke Overton and Stone, Steeley and Sawyer Martin.


Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Cox, Mazie Lorene - Age 83 - Killen, AL

Mazie Lorene Cox, age 83, Killen, AL., passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2008.

Funeral services were held on Friday, June 20, 2008, at 7 p.m. from the Elkins Funeral Home Chapel in Florence, with burial held on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. from the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Hamilton. Bro. Tom Phillips was the officiating minister. Pallbearers were her family and friends.

Born August 14, 1924, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Luther and Mary Emaline Howell Clay. She was a homemaker. She loved working in her garden and was a member of the Brooks Garden Club. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Killen.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Presley Cox; sister, Lillie Mae Clark; and brothers, Alvin and Rufus Clay.

Survivors include her daughter - Camille (Phillip) Farris, Killen; son - Robert Clay (Debra) Cox, Arcadia, Calif.; grandchildren - Elissa Williams, Christina (Rusty) Hudson, Stephani Clements, Anthony Paul Breaux, Jennifer (John) LeMaster, and Jim and Mazie Grace Cox; six great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.

 
Hamilton Funeral Home directed the local services.

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Doss, Ralph - Age 89 - Brilliant, AL

Ralph Doss, age 89, Brilliant, AL., passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper.

Born January 8, 1919, in Marion County, he was the son of the late R.J. and Genary Smith Doss.

Funeral services, Friday, June 20, 2008, at 1 p.m. from the Randy Lawrence Memorial Chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield, with burial in the Goldmine Cemetery in Brilliant. Vance Hutton and Chad Beasley officiating ministers.

Survivors include his wife - Donna Doss; daughters - Brenda (Thurmond) Harris and Deborah (Randy) Berryhill, Brilliant; brother - Talton Doss, Winfield; sisters - Iladean Elliott, Double Springs, and Genese Beasley, Anniston; grandchildren - Chad (Alicia) and Kyle (Heather) Cotton, Shae (Adam) Tidwell, and Courtney (Michael) Shivetts; and seven great-grandchildren.


Lawrence Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Richey, Darlene Moore - Age 41 - Russellville, AL
(May 19, 1967 - June 3, 2008)

Darlene Moore Richey, age 41, Russellville, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2008.

Visitation, Wednesday, June 4, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel. Funeral service, Thursday June 5, 2008, 2:00 p.m., at Spry Memorial Chapel. Bro. Wayne Boyles officiating. Burial in Franklin Memory Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn & Patricia Moore.

She is survived by her daughter, Jessica Richey; sister, Annette & Timmy Williams; nephew, Corey Williams; niece, Cortny Williams; and cousin, Harold Kimbrough.

She will be missed by all her friends and family.

Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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Malone, Thomas Terrell - Age 63 - Russellville, AL
(November 16, 1944 - June 5, 2008)

Thomas Terrell Malone, age 63, Russellville, AL passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2008.
The visitation will be 12-2 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel on Sunday, June 8, 2008. The funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel. Officiating will be Bro. Wayne Boyles. Interment will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Hwy 56, Russellville.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Thomas Malone; stepfather, Walston Pace; and brother, Charles Malone.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Pearl Malone; sons, Heath & Tanya Malone, Steve & Tracy Malone, and Kevin & Reba Malone; grandchildren, Stephanie Malone, Kelley Malone, Haley Malone, Jessica Malone, Colton Malone, and Nichols Malone; mother, Elizabeth Malone Pace; sister, Mary Moses; 3 nephews; 2 nieces; and 3 great- nephews.

His pallbearers will be Darrell Malone, Dewayne Malone, Christopher Malone, Jamie Smith, Josh Smith, Matt Smith, Donnie Hanback, and Ray Yocom. The honorary pallbearers will be Colton Malone and Nichols Malone.

Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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Hutcheson, Norman Pearson - Age 88 - Phil Campbell AL
(May 1, 1920 - June 7, 2008)

Norman Pearson Hutcheson, age 88, of Phil Campbell AL, passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2008 at his home.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel on Sunday, June 8, 2008. His body will lie in state from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2008 at Mt. View Baptist Church. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the church. Interment in Mt. View Baptist Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Williams Hutcheson; special daughter-in-law, Carolyn Swinney Robbins; Grandchildren, Sherry (Timmy) Trapp, Russellville, Debbie (Tim) Heath, Russellville, Dana (Scott) Thomas, Muscle Shoals, Gary (Stephanie) Crane, Mobile, AL, Tracey (Stacey) Crane, Birmingham, AL; great-grandchildren, Lauren Vandiver, Meagan & Hunter Thomas, Chasity & Ty Trapp, Andrew Heath, Brandy Cook, Jacob & Hannah Heath, Heather, Matthew, Josh, & Chase Crane; son, Larry Robison, Huntsville; brothers, Wallace Hutcheson, Decatur, Al, Odis Hutcheson, Phil Campbell; sisters, Glady Hutcheson, Julia Vinson, Voncile Davis, Marge Pounders, Janice Holcomb, all of Phil Campbell, Ima Jean Wood, Lake City, FL, Audrey Watson, Hobart, Indiana; and a host of nieces and nephews.

His pallbearers will be Scott Thomas, Hunter Thomas, Tim Trapp, Ty Trapp, Tim Heath, and Andrew Heath. His honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday School class members at Mountain View Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, T.J. (Jeff) and Minnie Mae Hutcheson; brothers, Lowell Hutcheson, Owen Hutcheson, Ray Hutcheson; daughter, Judy Robison Crane.

Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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Boshell, Beatrice - Age 73 - Russellville, AL
(April 26, 1935 - June 8, 2008)

Beatrice Boshell, age 73, Russellville, AL, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2008.
Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at Spry Memorial Chapel. Bro. O'Dell Kimbrough and Bro. George Sparks officiating. Interment will be in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy & Ethel Nelson and sister, Myrtle Wright.

She is survived by her sons, Rick (Marsha) Jackson, Russellville, Jimmy (Tena) Jackson, Red Bay, Gregg (Penny) Pace, Trinity; grandchildren, Amanda & Tim Shirley, Sheffield, Chris & Lindsay Jackson, Ft. Louis, Washington, and Carrie Jackson, Russellville; great-grandchildren, Madalyn Shirley, Aubrey Shirley, Sheffield; sister, Minnie King, Russellville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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Frederick, Johnny Davis - Age 69 - Russellville, AL
(July 25, 1938 - June 18, 2008)

Johnny Davis Frederick, age 69, Russellville, AL
Died: Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Graveside service, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Knights Of Pythias Cemetery, Russellville, AL., with burial in: Knights Of Pythias Cemetery.

Spry Memorial Chapel directing.  

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Elkins, Vernell - Age 73 - Phil Campbell, AL
(September 24, 1934 - June 23, 2008)

Vernell Elkins, age 73, Phil Campbell, Alabama passed away Monday, June 23, 2008 at ECM Hospital.

Visitation, Wednesday, June 25, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel. Her body will lie in state at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Thursday June 26, 2008, with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. Bro. James McCullar officiating. Burial in St. Paul Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe & Gertrude Munn Ashley; brothers, Calvin Ashley, Clayton Ashley, Cecil Ashley; sisters, Brenda Robinson & Ruth Barnett.

She is survived by her husband, Johney Elkins; step-mother, Beatrice Ashley; daughters, Dorothy Elkins (Georgia), Debbie Elkins (Georgia), Brenda & James Orrick (Haleyville); son, Tony & Alice Elkins (Phil Campbell); brothers, Charles Ashley, Carl Ashley; sisters, Louise Frazier, Cathlene Oden; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.


Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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Borden, Charles Elton - Age 80 - Russellville, AL
(April 21, 1928 - June 23, 2008)

Charles (Shorty) Elton Borden, age 80, Russellville, Alabama passed away on Monday, June 23, 2008. He retired from Reynolds after 27 years.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 25, 2008, from 6-8 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel. Funeral service, Thursday June 26, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel. Bro. Nick McSpadden officiating. Burial will follow at Knights Of Pythias Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Dorothy Mae Mitchell Borden; father, Robert Lee Cumming; mother, Ida Mae Borden Cumming; brother, Jack Cumming; sisters, Nell Rogers, Dorothy Borden, and Dellie Presley.

He is survived by his sons, Danny Wayne (Tiffany) Borden Sr., Thomas Elton (Kaye) Borden, Timothy Charles Borden; 6 grandchildren, Danny Wayne Borden II, Tiffany Mae Anne Borden, Tina (Ryan) Swinney, Tracy (Jamey) Prince, Christy Borden, Timothy Brian Borden; 6 great-grandchildren, Chase Swinney, Abby Swinney, Breanna Prince, MaKayla Prince, Malia Bunt, Tyler Bunt; brothers, Vern Cumming, Bob Cumming, Jerry Cumming; sister, Margaret Lovette; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers, Ryan Swinney, Jimmie Borden, James Earl Presley, Tony Riley, Michael Cumming, Donnie Borden, Gary Cumming. Honorary pallbearers, Scott Hutchins and Mike Presley.


Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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Underwood, Ron E.- Age 70 - Russellville, AL
(September 18, 1937 - June 24, 2008)

Ron E. Underwood, age 70, Russellville, AL passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at his residence.

Ron was a member of the Eastside Baptist Church of Russellville. He was the previous owner of the radio stations, WKAX and WGOL in Russellville.

Visitation, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel on Thursday, June 26, 2008. Funeral service, Friday, June 27, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel. Bro. Jeff Fleming officiating. Interment in Franklin Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

He is survived by wife, Pat Underwood; two sons, Tim Underwood, Rick Underwood; three daughters, Debbie Clement, Kim Thornton, Misty Burdette, one step-daughter, Rene McCurry; brother, David (Charlotte) Underwood, half-sister, Unice Calsor; 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to say a very special thanks to Keller Hospice, Jeanne Maggerise, Sarah Peppers, and Amy Williams. Memorial donations may be made to Keller Hospice at Keller Community Hospice, P.O. Box 490, Red Bay, AL 35582.


Spry Memorial Chapel directing

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Oliver, Hazel Corine - Age 80 - Belgreen, AL
(July 16, 1927 - June 24, 2008)

Hazel Corine Oliver, age 80, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at her Belgreen home.

Visitation, Thursday, June 26, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel. Funeral service, Friday, June 27, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel. Internment will be at Belgreen Community Cemetery.  Bro. Jackie Richardson officiating.

She was preceded in death by her son, Dewayne Oliver and one grandson, Johnny Oliver.

She is survived by her husband, Travis Oliver; sons, Tommy Oliver (Kay), Tuscumbia, Mitchell Oliver (Denise), Belgreen, Steve Oliver (Sandy), Frankfort; daughters, Linda Welch (Charles), Belgreen, Sheila Rogers (Cecil), Hamilton; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to Belgreen Community Cemetery.


Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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Warren, Clyde - Russellville, AL
(Died June 27, 2008)

Mr. Clyde Warren passed away June 27, 2008.

Visitation is Tuesday, July 01, 2008 from 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. at Walker House Cemetery, MS. The graveside service will follow.

Spry Memorial Chapel directing.

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