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March - 2008

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Ables, Curtis Lee - Age 74 - Hamilton, AL    3/11/08

Baldwin, Avadene McKinney - Age 89 - Hodges, AL    3/21/08

Banagis, Ernest - Age 76 - Haleyville, AL    3/10/08

Benton, Irene Doss - Age 69 - Winfield, AL     3/11/08

Birchfield, Magdlane Williams - Age 88 - Hartselle, AL  (Formerly of Brilliant, AL)    3/7/08

Brinson, Robert Herrington -Age 64 - Haleyville, AL    3/15/08

Calvert, Maggie Lucille - Age 74 - Vina, AL    3/7/08

Colley, Robert Eugene - Age 71 - Phil Campbell, AL    3/7/08

Cooper, Jack - Age 70 - Hodges, AL   3/3/08

Duncan, Ola Mae Crowe - Age 88 - Bessemer, AL (Native of Lamar County, AL)   3/13/08

Edrington, Junior - Age 77 - Hamilton, AL    3/3/08

Emerson, Herbert E. - Age 79 - Fulton, MS  (Family in Hamilton, AL)    3/20/08

Gann, Debra "Debbie" - Age 49 - Mayfield, KY    3/5/08

Gilmer, Dolly Burnett - Age 91 - Sulligent, AL    3/23/08

Godsey, Olan - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL   3/28/08

Goodman, Betty - Age 63 - New Albany, MS (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)    3/23/08

Green, Lavonia Giddy - Age 81 - Hamilton, AL    3/28/08

Guyton, Thomas "Lynn", Jr. - Age 25 - Hamilton, AL    3/20/08

Hall, Sandra Stockton - Age 53 - Alabaster, AL (Formerly of Double Springs, AL)    3/11/08

Hankins, Jennie Robertson - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL    3/20/08

Harris, Elizabeth Davis - Age 81 - Hamilton, AL    3/27/08

Harris, Leonard Dorsey - Age 76 -Onstead, MI    3/8/08

Harris, Samantha Dee - Winfield, AL   3/7/08

Helms, "Rindy" - Age 60 - Hamilton, AL   3/14/08

Hill, Willie M. - Age 79 - Detroit, AL    3/7/08

Hollis, Sheila Criddle -  Age 49 -  Brilliant, AL (Formerly of Bear Creek, AL)    3/5/08

Hood, Mary Ellen - Age 53 - Hamilton, AL    3/27/08

Hyatt, Neva Geraldine Collins - Age 77 - New Hope (Owens Cross Roads), AL (Formerly of Guin, AL)    3/4/08

Irvin, Elbert Ray - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL    3/11/08

Lee, Mr. Tracie Fletcher, Sr. - Age 89 - Winfield, AL    3/12/08

Manley, Patti Jo - Age 50 - Hamilton, AL    3/27/08 (Found 3/30/08)

Markham, Louthel - Age 98 - Gattman, MS    3/23/08

Markham, Shirley Keeton - Age 71 - Bay Minette, AL  (Formerly of Winfield, AL)    3/21/08

Martinez, Santos - Age 55 - Vernon, AL    3/10/08

Miles, Sally Stearns - Age 74 - Winfield, AL    3/12/08

Mixon, Elberton - Age 72 - Beaverton, AL   3/29/08

Montgomery, Mr. Dunn - Age 91 - Mayfield Community, Fayette County, AL    3/7/08

Noble, Ida Turner - Age 91 - Vina, AL    3/23/08

Northington, Hilrid Michael - Age 60 - Detroit, AL    3/6/08

Partridge, Herman Eugene - Age 79 - Houston, AL    3/16/08

Peters, Ray Timmy - Age 53 - Hamilton, AL    3/27/08 (Found 3/30/08)

Pollard, Doyle Ray - Age 75 - Winfield, AL    3/11/08

Rawls, Willis Alton - Age 80 - Bessemer, AL  (Formerly of Brilliant, AL)    3/23/08

Reese, J.C. - Age 65 - Smithville, MS (Formerly of Guin, AL)    3/13/08  

Rye, Jesse Curtis - Age 88 - Detroit, AL    3/7/08    (Updated)

 Scott , Hoyt - Age 88 - Detroit, AL    3/13/08

Simmons, Mary Franks - Age 86 - Guin, AL     3/13/08

Strickland, Audrey Edna Wilson - Age 80 - Arley, AL    3/12/08

Sullivan, Elizabeth Richardson - Age 95 - Beaverton, AL    3/11/08

Swanigan, Laura A. - Age 44 - Guin, AL    3/28/08

Taylor, Calvin - Age 76 - Sulligent, AL    3/9/08

Taylor, Hildred E. Cantrell - Age 80 - Hamilton, AL    3/7/08

Thompson, Annie Bell Sanderson - Age 87 - Cullman, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    3/7/08

Thorn, Beckie Weatherbee - Age 88 - Vina, AL    3/23/08

Triplett, Alfred - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL  3/27/08 

White, Elzie Rufus - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL    3/25/08

Williams, Elizabeth Fawn "Beth" - Age 29 - Hamilton, AL    3/17/08

Williams, Robert Paul - Age 57 - Blackshear, GA (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    3/6/08

Wright, Bill - Age 86 - Guin, AL    3/3/08   

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Edrington, Junior - Age 77 - Hamilton, AL    3/3/08

Mr. Junior Edrington, age 77, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away March 3, 2008.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at Praise Assembly Church in Weston with funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at Praise Assembly Church.

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

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

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Cooper, Jack - Age 70 - Hodges, AL   3/3/08

 

Mr. Jack Cooper, age 70, of Hodges, Alabama, passed away March 3, 2008.

 

Visitation, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m. following the visitation.

 

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

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 Wright, Bill - Age 86 - Guin, AL    3/3/08

Mr. Bill Wright, age 86, of Guin, Alabama, died Monday, March 3, 2008 at his residence.

Born February 1, 1922 in Ft Collins Colorado, he was the oldest child of William Henry and Evelyn Dorothea Wolverton Wright. He lived a very vivid life around the country, but settled down in God's Country with the love of his life, Mary Margaret Cromwell Wright.  On April 20th, they would have celebrated 35 years of marriage.

Bill was very well known for his humor and beautiful artistry.  He was the owner of Wright Advertising in Guin, AL.  As a young man, Bill worked "out west" building railroads with the Civilian Conservation Core until he was old enough to join the Army.  He served our great country during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Margaret Cromwell Wright of Guin, AL.; a daughter, Carolyn Sue (Mike) Lesley of Garland, TX.; a son, Lawrence "Larry" Eugene Wright of Carson City, NV.; step-daughter, Alisa Ellis of Atlanta, GA.; step-son, Frank Ellis of Guin, AL.; two brothers, Lyle (Jackie) Wright of Quincy, FL., and Paul (Mary Katherine) Wright of Decatur, GA.; a sister, Lois Ann Cleary of Elmira, NY.; four grandchildren, Chena Cline, Jessica Wright, David Wright, and Brandon (Amy) Wright; three Great Grandchildren, Kayne Thompson, Ona and Henry Wright and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a son, William "Beaver" Wright and three brothers, Dwayne, Marion "Glen" and Dale Wright.

Memorial Services held Friday, March 7, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. from the Guin First United Methodist Church.  Bro. Tim Alexander officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Guin First United Methodist, P.O. Box 515, Guin, AL, 35563.

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

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Hill, Willie Mae - Age 79 - Detroit, AL    3/7/08

Ms. Willie Mae Hill, age 79, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Burial in Cooper Cemetery.  Bro. David Sanderson was the officiating minister.

Born on Sept. 20, 1928, in Carbon Hill, she was the daughter of the late Van and Stella Cook Hayes.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include her daughter - Barbara Ann (Huey) Scott, Detroit; granddaughter - Melissa Carter, Detroit; grandsons - Tony and Tommy Scott, Detroit; and great-grandchildren - Chris Carter and Brian Scott.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL directing.

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Rye, Jesse Curtis - Age 88 - Detroit, AL

Mr. Jessie Rye, age 88, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away, Saturday, March 7, 2008 at his residence.

Memorial service was held for Jesse Curtis Rye, (January 10, 1920 - March 7, 2008) Saturday morning, May 17th, 2008, 10:00 A.M. at Mt. Joy "Round Top" Church near Hamilton, Alabama.

It was a very fitting and a very sweet service to honor Jesse. 

Introductory Music was America (My Country Tis of Thee); Scripture Reading by Saundra Lewis Ivey; Eulogy by John Kasberg; Readings by Family Members, Curtis Rye and Neal Green; Slide Show Presentation by Dustin Timbrook; Closing Prayer read by Congregation:

Immortal God, Holy Lord,
Father and Protector of all You have created,
we raise our hearts to You today for those
who have passed out of this mortal life.

In Your loving mercy, Father of all,
be pleased to receive them in Your heavenly company,
and forgive the failings and faults
they may have done from human frailty.
Amen

Closing song was Battle Hymn of the Republic; Recessional led by Wesley Lewis, Joseph Rye and Josh Williams; a graveside service at Cooper Cemetery was led by Jimmy Rye Swindle, followed by Full Military Honors Ceremony.

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The family of Jesse C. Rye wishes to express appreciation for all the kind expressions of sympathy and support we have received and to the members of Mt. Joy "Round Top" Church and to John Kasberg in particular for allowing us to use the church building and assisting in our father's memorial service.
With Gratitude,
Tony Teresa, Eileen, Kitty, the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Jessie was born January 10, 1920 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Arthur Curtis and Florence Lewis Rye.  He was retired from military service.

He is survived by one son, Anthoney Curtis Rye of Mobile, AL.; 3 daughters, Teresa Rye Green, Montgomery, AL., Eileen Crouch, Citronelle, AL., and Denise Jackson, Northport, AL.; 9 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Hubert Rye, Leroy, AL.; and 1 sister, Jewel Swindle, Adrian, MI. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curt and Florence Rye; and 2 sisters, Mae Lewis, and Grace Roden.

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

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

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Williams, Robert Paul - Age 57 - Blackshear, GA (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    3/6/08

Mr. Robert Paul Williams, age 57, of Blackshear, Georgia, and formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Saltillo Regional Hospital in Georgia.

Visitation, Saturday, March 8, 2008, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Marion County Funeral Home.  Funeral service, Sunday, March 9, 2008, 2:00 p.m., at Marion County Funeral Home.  Burial in Shiloh Cemetery.  Bro. Elvis Cochran was the officiating minister.

Born on Oct. 27, 1950, in Lauderdale County, he was the son of Mary Tucker Williams and the late John Williams.  In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kayla Williams; and his grandson, Timothy Mansell.
 
In addition to his mother, survivors include his wife - Ruby Williams; sons - Eugene (Amanda) Williams, Hamilton, and Jerry Williams, Georgia; daughters - Christy (Josh) Mansell, Hamilton, Lisa (Edward) Melton, Georgia, and Amanda Williams, Georgia; brothers - Charlie and Lewis Williams; half-brother - Frank Hendrick; sister - Jan Yokely; half-sister - Beth Gibson; and nine grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Billy Joe and Bobby Joe Carroll, Josh, Stephen, and Silas Mansell, and Edward Melton.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL directing.

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Hyatt, Neva Geraldine Collins - Age 77 - New Hope (Owens Cross Roads), AL (Formerly of Guin, AL)    3/4/08

Neva Geraldine Collins Hyatt, age 77, of New Hope, (Owens Cross Roads), Alabama and formerly of Guin, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2008 following a brief illness.  Her last days were spent just as she wanted, on her farm, surrounded by flowers, friends, and family photos, with her children and grandchildren nearby.

Born, Neva Geraldine Collins, in Charleston, West Virginia, she spent much of her youth growing up in Guin, Alabama, where her father, Cecil Collins, ran the local appliance store and her mother, Chloe Collins, ran the dry goods store next door.  She has lived in Owens Cross Roads for many years.

Gerry was an active volunteer in her community, donating many hours to the New Hope Public Library and the New Hope United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the New Hope United Methodist Church and the Hunt Springs Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

She is survived by her children, Kathleen (Kevin) Millen of Nashville, TN, Peter (Beth) Hyatt, of Dallas, TX, Tim (Nicolette) Hyatt of Bellingham, WA, and David (Vicky) Hyatt of McDonough, GA, as well as her sister, Ann (Edward) Lee of Madison, AL, and her grandchildren, Amelia Millen, Bill Millen, Linden Hyatt and Colleen Hyatt.

Gerry was preceded in death by her parents, Cecil and Chloe Collins, and her son, Arthur Jack Hyatt, Jr.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 8, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Guin, AL, with burial in the Guin City Cemetery.  Bro. Tim Alexander officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope United Methodist Church.

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

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Harris, Leonard Dorsey - Age 76 -Onstead, MI

Leonard Dorsey Harris Obit ONSTED, MI — Leonard Dorsey Harris, age 76, of Onsted passed away suddenly at his home on Saturday, March 8, 2008, in the loving arms of his wife.

He was born on June 7, 1931, in Hamilton, Ala., the son of Troy R. and Ninnie (Carter) Harris. Leonard married Bobbie Jo Eubanks in Fulton, Miss., on Jan. 7, 1952. She survives. They made their home in the Onsted area for more than 40 years. He owned and operated L. H. and Son Construction Company in Onsted. He was an avid hunter and was a field rep for ACHA and United Kennel Club and a member of the Southern Michigan Coon Hunters Association. Leonard loved gardening and cat-fishin’ in his pond with his grandchildren.

Leonard is survived by his wife, Bobbie Jo, and three sons, Steven (Judy) Harris of Onsted, Mark (Cathy) Harris of Addison and Mike (Terri) McAvoy of Sequin, Texas; 11 grandchildren, James T. (Kara) Harris of Onsted, Brad J. Harris of Jackson, Jessica Harris and Michael Harris of Northglen, Colo., Brandy J. (Craig) Rotarius of Lansing, Troy S. Harris of Brooklyn, Erica L. (Scott) Swartz of Adrian, Megan R. Harris of Onsted, Amanda G. Harris of Hudson, Patricia A. Harris of Addison and Vanessa Paredez of Sheridan, Wyo.; 12 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Talmer (Rose) Harris of Hamilton, Ala., Odie (Fay) Harris and Delmer (Ruby) Harris of Vernon, Ala., and Audie (Marlene) Harris of Rainbow City, Ala., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sons, Rick Joe and Troy Michal Harris; grandson, Leonard DeWayne Harris, and brother, Cordie Harris.

Funeral Services for Leonard will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2008, at the Gateway Community Church in Onsted with Pastor Tom McMichael officiating. Cremation will follow. Interment will be at a later date in Maple Shade Cemetery in Onsted. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dunn Chapel, Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Onsted.

Memorials are suggested in Leonard’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice. View this obituary and send condolences to the family at www.brownvanhemert.com.

Source:  Adrian Daily Telegram, Monday, March 10, 2008, pg 2A; and http://genforum.genealogy.com/harris/messages/21323.html

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Reese, J.C. - Age 65 - Smithville, MS (Formerly of Guin, AL)

J.C. Reese age 65 of Smithville, MS, formerly of Guin, AL died Thursday March 13, 2008 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

He was born in Fayette County to the late Clyde and Sarah Head Reese. He was a resident of Smithville, MS since 1995 and was a member of the Smithville Church of Christ. J. C. had worked for Morris Rowell Construction, the State Hwy. Department and Hardin Manufacturing.

Survived by his Wife: Carolyn Reese of Smithville, MS, One Daughter: Melody (Joey) Nethery of Smithville, MS One Son: Louis Reese of Holly Springs, MS, One Sister: Lockie Noe of Sulligent, AL, Five Brothers: Buddy Head of Haleyville, AL, Tommy Reese of Fayetteville, TN, Jim Reese of Guin. AL, Rodger Reese of Winfield, AL, and Sammy Reese of Louisburg, TN, Four Grandchildren: Olivia Franklin, Megan Nethery, Kagan Nethery, and Skylar Reese, One Great Grandchild: Haly Franklin.

Services held Saturday March 15, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Hoyt Hathcock and Mr. Micky Beam officiating.

Visitation will be Friday from the Smithville Church of Christ from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. in Smithville, MS.

Visitation Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm at the funeral home.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin Alabama directing.

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Northington, Hilrid Michael - Age 60 - Detroit, AL

Hilrid Michael Northinton was born July 19, 1947 to Hilrid and Dorothy Norton Northington. He passed away on March 6, 2008 at the age of 60.

To his grandchildren he was known as “paw paw” and to his nieces and nephews he was known as “Unc”.

Born the son of a farmer, he quickly learned what hard work was about. Michael attended Sulligent High School where he played football. He was All Conference and All State. After graduating from Sulligent High, he signed to play football with Ole Miss.

After college he moved to Louisiana where he went to work on oil rigs. This began his many different endeavors from driving trucks to owning his own service station and finally starting his own carpentry business. He returned back to his home town of Detroit and began doing carpenter work. In 1990 he built Harry and his family’s house. If you talked to people in the area he touched many lives with his hands through his work.

To Michael spending time with his family was what life was all about. Whether he was riding his grandkids around on the tractor, helping his sons and daughter-in-law out with whatever they may have needed or helping his brother, Harry taking care of his parents. Michael was about taking care of his family. He will be deeply missed though our love for him will forever be in our hearts.

He is survived by his Parents, Hilrid and Dorothy Norton Northington, of Detroit, AL, Three Sons, Michael Lynn (Beverley), Northington Thomas Scott Northington all of Detroit, AL and David Brooks of Jasper, AL, 4 Grandchildren, Erin Bailey and Michael Blake Northington and Courtney and Cody Brooks, A Brother, Harry Holt (Libby) Northington, Two Nieces, Mary Elizabeth (Kevin) Carter and Emily Harriette (Wade) Burton, A Nephew, Hilrid Lyle Northington, and Special Friends, Rita Cline, Stephen Taylor, Kim (Max) Vaughn, Bailey and Taylor Vaughn.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Phinis “Bama” and Heltie Parr Northington and Thomas J and Mary Etta Turman Northon.

Services held Sunday, March 9, 2008 at 2:00 pm from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Jeff Scott and Bro. Tim Harris officiating.

Pallbearers were: Mike Gilmore, Don Barnes Jr., David Barnes, Larry Scott, Stephen Taylor, Lyle Northington.

Honorary Pallbearers were: Steve Spruiel, Curtis Barksdale, Gary Millican, Chris Stockman, Chris Robison, Don Barnes, Charles Scott, J.B. Markham JR.

Visitation Saturday 6 – 8 pm at the funeral home.

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Sulligent directing.

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Simmons, Mary Franks - Age 86 - Guin, AL

Mary Simmons, age 86, of Guin, AL died Thursday, March 13, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Born in Sulligent, AL she is the Daughter of the late Woods Henry and Earlie Virginia Miller Franks and the Wife of James C. Simmons for 66 years. She had lived in Guin most of her life and had worked at Health-Tex and Champs Sewing Plant. She loved quilting and working in her flowers. She was a member of the Guin First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her Husband, James C. Simmons of Guin, AL, 3 Daughters, Jaunice (Hardy) Robinson of Guin, AL, Peggy (Ted) Markham, and Nellie Webster all of Winfield, AL. 2 Sisters, Christine Richardson of Bridgeston, NJ, and Willie Mae Robertson of Guin, AL, 4 Brothers, Fred Franks of Guin, AL, John Billy Franks of Winfield, AL, Jack Franks of Trussville, AL and Gordon Franks of Hackleburg, AL, 7 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.

Services held Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Guin First Baptist Church with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. Randy Wright, Bro. Danny Knight and Bro. Scott Stokes officiating.

Pallbearers were, Tim Smith, Stacy Markham, Randy Markham, Dan Rao, Robin Walker, Allen Webster, Randy Silas and Casey Fox, Honorary Pallbearers were, Cody Fox, Ty Markham, Noah Markham, Dakota Markham, Reid Markham, Aaron Rao, Cameron Walker and Caleb Smith.

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


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, AL directing

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Taylor, Calvin - Age 76 - Sulligent, AL
(December 8, 1931 - March 9, 2008)

Mr. Calvin Taylor, age 76, of Sulligent, AL passed away Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Wofford Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be Edward Taylor, Marvin Taylor, Jerry Reeves, Pansy Reeves, Steve Weeks and Truman Reeves. Honorary pallbearers will be James Hill Taylor, Robert Taylor, Wayne Taylor, Robert Foster and Charles Taylor. Officiating ministers will be Bro. Jerry Oakes and Bro. Stephen Blaylock. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Mr. Taylor was born on December 8, 1931 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Guy Raymond Taylor and Quilla Marie Taylor Hollis. He attended Sulligent High School, Lamar County High School and was a graduate of Shelton State College in Tuscaloosa. Mr. Taylor was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a millwright and also owned and operated Taylor Tires for several years.

SURVIVORS: Wife: Juanita Taylor, Vernon, AL 1 Daughter: Sandra (Paul) Reeves, Columbus, MS 1 Son: Robert (Dianita) Taylor, Millport, AL 3 Grandchildren: Joshua Reeves, Jacob Reeves and Michael Taylor 2 Brothers: Kenneth (Betty) Taylor, Vernon, AL Freddie (Rita) Taylor, Vernon, AL

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Father: Guy Raymond Taylor Mother: Quilla Marie Taylor Hollis

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL. directing.

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Irvin, Elbert Ray - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL    3/11/08

Mr. Elbert Ray Irvin, age 88, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Sunset Manor Nursing Home.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Bethlehem Church Cemetery.  Bro. Mac Buttram and Bro. Jack Harder officiating.  Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the Funeral Home.

Ray was born May 17, 1919 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Elbert and Mellie Sanderson Irvin.  He was retired from the State Highway Department and served as a Department Guard.

Ray is survived by his wife of 67 years, Beulah Leona Mays Irvin; 1 daughter, Patricia (Don) Cranford; 2 grandchildren, Brooke and Adam Cranford; 2 brothers, Ralph (Lorraine) Irvin, and Johnny M. (Linda) Irvin;  Tommy Evans, Sherry Lee, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

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

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

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Ables, Curtis Lee - Age 74 - Hamilton, AL    3/11/08

Mr. Curtis Lee Ables, age 74, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Community Hospice, Verona, Mississippi.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Bobby Duncan, officiating.  Burial in Old Line Cemetery in Hodges, AL.  Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at the Funeral Home.

Mr. Ables was born July 30, 1933 in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Jim Tom and Alma Upton Ables.  He was retired and disabled.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Gary Ables; 1 daughter, Angie (Johnny) Darracott; 1 granddaughter, Jessica Lucuis; 1 great-grandson, Zachary Lucuis; and 1 sister, Barbara Fleming.

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

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

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Gann, Debra "Debbie" - Age 49 - Mayfield, KY    3/5/08

Debra "Debbie" Gann, age 49, of Mayfield, Kentucky, passed away March 5, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., March 10, 2008 at  Holly Springs Baptist Church.  Burial in the adjoining cemetery.  Bro. Bobby Duncan, officiating.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Rachael (Manuel) Gomez, San Antonio, TX; Father and Step-Mother, Henry "Gene" and Wilma Gann, Hamilton, AL; Grandmother, Lillie Mae Ayers, Adrian, MI; 1 sister, Sharon Gann ( Stacy) Gregory, Mayfield, KY; 3 grandchildren; 1 niece; 1 nephew; 2 aunts; 2 uncles; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Chamblee Gann; 1 brother; Michael Gann; grandparents, Vardman and Zettie Gann, and Elmer Ayers.

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

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

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Calvert, Maggie Lucille Cummings - Age 74 - Vina, AL    3/7/08

 

Maggie Lucille Cummings Calvert, age 74, of Vina, Alabama, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2008 at the Blue Springs Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery.  Bro. Billy West, Bro. Curtis Sheldin, and Bro. Edwin Pharr officiating.  Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Pearly Gates Church.

 

Ms. Calvert was born October 26, 1933 in Franklin County, AL, to Rushie H. and Velma Cochrum Calvert Cummings. She was a retired Caregiver with Home Health.

 

She is survived by 4 children, Melinda Humphres, Danny Calvert, Mark Calvert, and Catina Lewis; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Cummings, and Bill Cummings.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Rush and Velma Cummings; husband, Amos Calvert; son, Buddy Calvert; 1 brother; and 1 sister.

 

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

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

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Taylor, Hildred E. Cantrell - Age 80 - Hamilton, AL    3/7/08

Hildred E. Cantrell Taylor, age 80, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Funeral service, 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Barnesville Freewill  Baptist Church with burial in Barnsville Cemetery.  Bro. Jeff Fleming officiating.  Visitation, 2:00 - 3:00 at the Barnesville Freewill Baptist Church until time of service.

Ms. Taylor was born July 12, 1927 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Murray and Ruby Burks Cantrell.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by 1 brother, Arthur (Ann) Cantrell of Hamilton, AL. and 1 sister, Neva Gray (Bunk) Hughes of Hamilton, AL.; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Murray and Ruby Burks Cantrell; and husband, Tommy Taylor.

Pallbearers:  Rubin Akers, Kenneth Cantrell, Tony Cantrell, Mike Hughes, Steve Hughes, and Jim Hughes.

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

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

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Thompson, Annie Bell Sanderson - Age 87 - Cullman, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    3/7/08

Ms. Annie Bell Sanderson Thompson, age 87, of Cullman, Alabama, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 at Cullman, AL.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro Bryan Culbreath officiating.  Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.  Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home Chapel prior to service.

Ms. Thompson was born Annie Bell Sanderson on July 9, 1920 in Marion County, AL, to the late Dee and Ila Giddy Sanderson.

She is survived by her children, James Jones of Hamilton, AL, Robert (Jerri) Jones of Tuscumbia, AL, Pat (Prentica) Stephenson of Cullman, AL, Ralph (Terri) Thompson of Huntsville, AL, and Delbert Thompson, Jr. of Virginia; 33 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dee and Ila Giddy Sanderson, her husband Delbert Thompson and 1 son, Alfred Jones.

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

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

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Helms, "Rindy" - Age 60 - Hamilton, AL   3/14/08

Ms. "Rindy" Helms, age 60, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Friday, March 14, 2008 as the result of an automobile accident.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening, March 16, 2008, at Kemp Chapel Baptist Church.  Funeral service, 3:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2008 at Kemp Chapel Baptist Church.

Ms. Helms was the mother of Jennifer Helms Colburn.

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

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

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Sullivan, Elizabeth Richardson - Age 95 - Beaverton, AL
(July 1, 1912 - March 11, 2008)

Ms. Elizabeth Sullivan, age 95, of Beaverton, AL passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Officiating will be Bro. Larry Madison. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Ms. Sullivan was born on July 1, 1912 in Pickens County, Alabama to the late Will and Jennie Richardson. She was married to the late George Sullivan. She was a member of the Roxanna Baptist Church. She enjoyed growing flowers, cooking and taking care of her grandchildren. Ms. Sullivan was a very loving person who loved to serve and fellowship with others.

SURVIVORS: 4 Daughters: Dorothy (Joe Riley) Hollis, Sulligent, AL; Betty Marchbanks, Sulligent, AL; Jeanette (Earlie Ray) Wallace, Beaverton, AL; Linda (Levert) Mitchell, Fayetteville, NC; 2 Sons: James Sullivan, Chattanooga, TN; Othell (Brenda) Sullivan, Beaverton, AL; 31 Grandchildren; 67 Great-Grandchildren; 33 Great-Great-Grandchildren; 40 Great-Great-Great-Grandchildren; 1 Sister: Sallie B. Hardy, Columbus, MS; 1 Foster Sister: Martha (Jackson) Bankhead.

PRECEDED IN DEATH: Parents: Will and Jennie Richardson; and Husband: George Sullivan.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL. directing.

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Miles, Sally Stearns - Age 74 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Sally Stearns Miles, age 74 of Winfield, AL., passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in the Physicians Medical Center Carraway at Birmingham, AL.

Mrs. Miles was born on June 30, 1933 in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada a daughter of John William and Margaret Ashmore Stearns; resident of Winfield, AL. most of her life; retired as a Machinist with National Apparel; previously employed with Blackhawk Industries, Clifford Industries, Isratek and she also worked as a Waitress.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John William and Margaret Ashmore Stearns.

Survivors include her ex-husband, Don H. Miles of Winfield; son, Don W. Miles of Winfield; three daughters, Margaret (Robert) Baragar, Lynnie (Allen) Goodwin and Sylvia Kimberly Miles, all of Winfield; six grandchildren, Robert Paul Baragar, Stacey Ann Baragar Corbett, Heather Lynn Baragar, Misty Dawn Baragar, Justin Wade Miles and Sylvia Jacinda Miles; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Jacquilyn Traveson of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Doyle Mills was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Providence Cemetery in Lamar County with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Benton, Irene Doss - Age 69 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Irene Doss Benton, age 69 of Winfield, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center at Winfield.

Mrs. Benton was born on July 7, 1938 in Fayette County, AL., a daughter of Kenneth Lee Doss and Nora Irene McDonald Doss; resident of Fayette Co. most of her life and previously lived in other various places; widow of Billy Carl Benton who died February 21, 1999; and she was a member of Guin Free Will Baptist Church and she attended Winfield Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Courtney Benton; great-granddaughter, Emma Tucker; and a brother, Wayne Doss.

Survivors include 4 sons, Stevie (Kay) Benton, Guin, AL, Randy (Jan) Benton, Russellville, AL, Tony (Lisa) Benton and Grady (Peggy) Benton, Winfield, AL; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Junior (Geri) Doss of Brighton, IL; one sister, Cathy (Steve) Byars of Fayette; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be Thursday evening 6 - 8 PM at the funeral home.  Funeral Services were held Friday, March 14, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Pastor Danny Williams was the officiating minister.

Active Pallbearers were Jake Byars, Bryan Tucker, Jim Weaver, Dan McDonald, Wesley Cotton and Jason Pennington. Burial followed in the Siloam Cemetery with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Pollard, Doyle Ray - Age 75 - Winfield, AL

Doyle Ray Pollard, age 75 of Winfield, AL, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2008 in the Hospice of West Alabama at Tuscaloosa..

Mr. Pollard was born on February 2, 1933 in Marion Co.; lifelong resident of the Brilliant and Winfield areas; retired Coal Miner; and he was an active member of Goldmine Church of Christ where he was a Song Leader for many years.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Laurice Pollard.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Guin Pollard of Winfield; one son, Ricky Ray Pollard of Brilliant; one daughter, Teresa (Ronnie) Dillard of Winfield; five grandchildren, Sunny Duren, Chase (Angie) and Heath Pollard, Stacie and Tara Dillard; seven great-grandchildren, Alexa and Mackenzie Duren, Carrington and Cagney Rye, Scott Wesley Pollard, Kylie Rose and Kaidence Britan Dillard; one half-brother, Bob Miller; and three half sisters, Johnnie Carlo, Linda Lambert and Joann Box.                   

Funeral Services were held Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Jerry Self was the officiating minister. Burial followed in Brilliant Memorial Gardens with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

Active Pallbearers were Charlie Bruce, Kenny Odom, Chase, Heath, Terry and Ronald Pollard.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Duncan, Ola Mae Crowe - Age 88 - Bessemer, AL (Native of Lamar County, AL)

A Celebration Honoring the Life of Mrs. Ola Mae Duncan. Faithful, fun, humble, loving, social, and spirit filled are words that describe Mrs. Ola Mae Duncan, who was born April 16, 1919 and entered into eternal rest on March 13, 2008. Her presence will be greatly missed. Mrs. Ola Mae Duncan was married to the late Mr. Joe Duncan, and their union was blessed with one caring son, Kenneth Duncan. During her career, Mrs. Duncan worked as Rosie the Riveter building airplanes during WWII. As she journeyed through life, Mrs. Duncan positively touched the lives of many people. She possessed a profound love for family, friends and Alabama football. Mrs. Duncan enjoyed life and the many opportunities it granted her to spend time caring for her flowers whose bright hues complemented her personality, and showering family and friends with love and adoration. She also enjoyed spending time with animals. A recent friend Mo, a cat, truly misses her companionship. Mrs. Duncan enjoyed a faithful membership at Wilkes Baptist Church, where her service unto God uplifted the spirit of others. On this Christian journey, life grants us many opportunities. We are so thankful that Mrs. Ola Mae Duncan chose to be a humble servant. Even though her time on earth has come to an end, Mrs. Ola Mae Duncan's memory will be cherished by her devoted son, Kenneth; daughter-in-law, Councilor Carol Duncan; a loving sister, Mrs. Opal Belk; a host of other relatives and many friends. Funeral Services will be held at Valhalla Funeral Home on Monday, March 17, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be on Monday, March 17, 2008 from 11:30 until 1:00 p.m. When We All Get to Heaven, What a Day of Rejoicing that Will Be! When We All See Jesus, We'll Sing and Shout the Victory.

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Valhalla Funeral Home directing.

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Williams, Elizabeth Fawn "Beth" - Age 29 - Hamilton, AL

Elizabeth Fawn "Beth" Williams, age 29, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, March 17, 2008.

Visitation, Wednesday night, 6:00 p.m. - Until, March 19, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, Thursday morning, 11:00 a.m., March 20, 2008, at the Fulton Bridge Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.

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Guyton, Thomas "Lynn", Jr. - Age 25 - Hamilton, AL

Thomas "Lynn" Guyton, Jr., age 25, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away, Thursday, March 20, 2008 in Pisgah, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 p.m. - until, Friday, March 21, 2008 at  the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Marion County Funeral Home with burial in Hamilton City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Eldridge Children's Home in Memory of Lynn.  Freewill Baptist Children's Home, 86 Academy Drive, PO Box 8, Eldridge, AL 35554  (205) 924-9751.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.

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Martinez, Santos - Age 55 - Vernon, AL
(March 7, 1953 - March 10, 2008)

Mr. Santos Martinez, age 55, of Vernon, AL, originally of Mexico, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008 at the DCH Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

A visitation will be held at Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent on Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Funeral services and burial will be held later in Mexico. Mr. Martinez was born on March 7, 1953 in Mexico to Nicolasa Martinez and the late Lorenso Martinez. He was of the Catholic faith. Mr. Martinez had been in the Vernon-Crossville area for 6 months. He worked for Ausbern Construction in Okalona, MS. Mr. Martinez will be missed by his family and many friends.

SURVIVORS: Mother: Nicolasa Martinez Wife: Laura Maldonado 5 Sons: Benito Martinez, Crossville, AL Delfino Martinez, Crossville, AL Martin Martinez, Mexico Santos Martinez, Mexico Alberto Martinez, Mexico 2 Daughters: Maribel Martinez, Mexico Natalia Martinez, Mexico 2 Grandchildren 2 Brothers 2 Sisters

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Father: Lorenso Martinez.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Scott , Hoyt - Age 88 - Detroit, AL

Hoyt Scott age 88 of Detroit, AL died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at his residence.

He was born in Lamar County to the late Oley Chester and Maudie Eugenia Stark Scott. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the Army, and was a member of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. Hoyt was co-owner and operator along with his Brothers of the Scott Brothers Grain Company in Detroit, AL, the business was established in 1946.

Survived by his Wife: Virginia Maxwell Scott of Detroit, AL, One Daughter: Beth McCarley (Larry) Jeffreys of Detroit, AL, Two Grandchildren: Gregory Scott (Beth) Jeffreys of Detroit, AL, and Jonathan Paul (Christy) Jeffreys of Detroit, AL Six Great Grandchildren: Katelyn Jeffreys, Isaac Jefferys, Hannah Jeffreys, Trey Jeffreys, Carley Ann Jeffreys, and Anna Beth Jeffreys, and a Host of Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded in death by his Parents and Three Brothers: Pois Scott, Hobert Scott and Herman Scott.

Services held Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church with burial in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Jeff Scott, Bro. Tim Markham and Bro. Dalton Eason officiating.

Visitation Friday from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were: Greg Jeffreys, Paul Jeffreys, Larry Scott, Herbert Scott, Junior Whitaker, Hershel Yerby, Jackie Scott and David Whitaker.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc of Sulligent Alabama directing.

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Hollis, Sheila Criddle -  Age 49 -  Brilliant, AL (Formerly of Bear Creek, AL)

Sheila Criddle Hollis, 49, Brilliant, formerly of Bear Creek, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at her residence.

Born on Aug. 18, 1958, in Orange County, Fla., she was the daughter of Spencer Franklin and Mabel Ethel Case Criddle. She was a resident of Bear Creek for several years and was currently a resident of Brilliant. She was previously employed with Toll Gate, Hamilton, and A-1 Manufacturing, Brilliant. She was a member of Myers Hill Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Spencer Dwight Criddle.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at 2 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, with burial in the Bethel Cemetery. Frank Sanders was the officiating minister.

In addition to her parents, survivors include her son - Dwight (Cindy) Hollis, Winfield; daughter - Melissa Hollis, Rogersville; grandchildren - Casey, Blade, and Christopher Fields; companion - Dewayne Mauldin, Brilliant; brother - Frank Criddle, Bear Creek; sisters - Stephanie Ragland, Hoover, and Sandra “Pennie” Mann and Belinda Criddle, both of Bear Creek; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Jeremy Hughes, Jeremy Sanders, Orbie Loveless, Sean McDaniel, Lee Hulsey, and Joe Goetz.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Hankins, Jennie Robertson - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL

Ms. Jennie Robertson Hankins, age 83, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Friday, March 21, 2008 at the Hamilton Church of Christ.  The body will lie-in-state at the Church Saturday, March 22, 2008, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. 

Funeral service, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 22, 2008 at the Hamilton Church of Christ.  W.T. Allison officiating.  Burial in the Hamilton City Cemetery.

Ms. Hankins was born October 21, 1924 in Marion County, AL., to the late Claude and Cumila Davis Robertson.  She was married to Glen Hankins April 14, 1951.  Ms. Jennie was a retired Office Manager at a Bank.

She is survived by her husband, Glen Hankins; her son, Mark Hankins; 1 grandson, Jessie Hankins; and 1 sister, Claudae Mae Lynn.

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

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

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Markham, Louthel - Age 98 - Gattman, MS
(July 27, 1909 - March 23, 2008)

Mrs. Louthel Markham, age 98, of Gattman, MS, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2008 at Golden Living Center in Amory, MS. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 1:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Lockhart Cemetery in Gattman. Officiating minister will be Bro. Bob Wilbur. Visitation will be held on Wednesday morning from 11:30 A.M. until service time at 1:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Gideons International. Mrs. Markham was born on July 27, 1909 in Monroe County, MS to the late John Wesley and Sarah Cox Pickle. She was married to the late Lance Beal Markham. Mrs. Markham was a member of the Gattman Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.
SURVIVORS: 1 Daughter: Johnnie Turman, Sulligent, AL 4 Grandchildren: Joe Minor, Art McDonald, Mark McDonald, Sandy McDonald 5 Great Grandchildren: Kim Bateman, Jennifer McDonald, Lance McDonald, Lauren McDonald, Debbie McDonald 5 Great Great Grandchildren: Brandon Wigginton, Hannah Bateman, Asher Bateman, Breely Smith, Banks Smith

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Husband: Lance Beal Markham 1 Daughter: Frances McDonald 1 Grandson: Steve Minor 2 Great Granddaughters: Jennifer Minor, Crystal Wilson Smith 1 Sister: Clytee Gilliam

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL

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White, Elzie Rufus - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Elzie Rufus White, age 85, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, Thursday, March 27, 2008 at the Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. W.T. Allison officiating.  Burial in Pleasant Ridge Church Cemetery. 

Elzie was born March 25, 1923 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Florence Pearl Loggins and Calvin Newton White.  He was a Veteran of WWII and was retired from the City of Hamilton Street Department.

He is survived by 1 son, J Hue (Ann) White; 1 daughter, Ann (Jimmy) Simpson; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; and his loving pet, T. J. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby White; brother, Carlie White; sister, Ruby Sanderson; and his parents, Calvin and Florence White.

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

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

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Gilmer, Dolly Burnett - Age 91 - Sulligent, AL 

Dolly Burnett Gilmer, age 91, of Sulligent, AL. died Sunday March 23, 2008 at the Golden Living Health Care Center in Winfield, AL.

Born in the Fairview Community in Lamar County to the late Charlie and Zeo Black Burnett and a loving wife of the late Stanton Hankins Gilmer, they were married for 58 years. She was a devoted wife and mother, she loved cooking and caring for her family, and her children remember her happily singing hymns as she worked in her home and kept it in immaculate condition. She taught her children and family by her example to do unto others as you would want them to do unto you. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, and was also a member of the Eastern Star.

Survived by One Daughter: Claire Joan Marsh and her husband Jim of Bradenton, FL, One Son Charles Thomas Gilmer and his wife Marcelle of Sulligent, AL, Four Grandchildren: Thomas Gilmer Rollins and John Stanton Rollins and his wife Tamara Ann, Charles T. Gilmer Jr. and Cassandra K. Moore, Three Great Grandchildren: John Travis Rollins, Chelsea Summer Rollins, and Savannah Clair Rollins and One Great-Great Grandchild: Maile Summer Rollins, A Brother: Bill Burnett of Sulligent, AL, a Sister in Law: Drexel Welch of Katy, TX and several Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded in death by her Parents and Husband and Four Sisters: Exie Trimm, Bessie Shaw, Ruth Fowler and Tollie Atkinson, Five Brothers: Robert Burnett, Elmer Burnett, Frank Burnett, Walter Burnett, and Homer Burnett.

Services held Thursday March 27, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Shiloh Baptist Church with burial in the Shiloh Cemetery. Rev. Charles Jim Marsh and Rev. Steven Stamps officiating.

Visitation: Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: John Stanton Rollins, Thomas Gilmer Rollins, Charles T. Gilmer Jr., Calvin Burnett, Bruce Burnett, Freddie Burnett, and Anthony Burnett.

Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy D. Burnett, Raymond Burnett, Wallace Burnett and Maxie Burnett.


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

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Goodman, Betty - Age 63 - New Albany, MS (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)

NEW ALBANY, MS - Betty Rene Goodman, 63, died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. She was born Dec. 21, 1944, in Haleyville, Ala.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church at New Albany with the Rev. Oneal Butler officiating. Burial will be in Keownville Baptist Church Cemetery. Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include her mother, Beatrice Bates of Haleyville, Ala.; five children, Dwayne Burns, Billy Burns and Vonda Burns, all of Haleyville, Melody Rice (Chuck) of Myrtle and Christel Jarvis (Jimmy) of Baldwyn; her sisters and brothers, Cecil Bates, Steve Bates, Millie Cavender, Terene Smith and Linda Morgan, all of Haleyville; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Columbus Bates.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Jarvis, Chuck Rice, Chuck Edwards, Lonnie Burns, William Page and Bruce Ambrough.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church of New Albany.

Serenity Funeral Home of New Albany is in charge of the arrangements.

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Noble, Ida Turner - Age 91 - Vina, AL

VINA, Ala. - Ida Turner Noble, 91, died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the ECM Hospital in Florence, Ala. She was born March 9, 1917, in Wayland, Ky., to James and Myrtle Wallen Turner. She was a homemaker and a member of Vina First Baptist Church.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. Steve Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Baggett Cemetery.

Survivors include five children, Betty Bailey (Edward) of State Line, Jacqueline Davidson (James R.) of Vina, Cephus Noble Jr. (Mary Ann) of Maryland, James Noble (Betty) of Carson City, Nev., and Joe Noble (Bonnie) of New Carolton, Md.; one brother, John Turner (Lois) of Batesville, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cephus Noble Sr.

Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL. in charge of arrangements.

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Thorn, Beckie Weatherbee - Age 88 - Vina, AL

VINA, Ala. - Beckie Weatherbee Thorn, 88, died Sunday, March 23, 2008, at the Russellville Hospital. She was born July 18, 1919, in Alabama to Forrest and Ellen James Weatherbee. She was a homemaker and a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a member of Burnout Missionary Baptist Church and a member of the Burnout Homemakers Club for more than 50 years.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Tom Scott and Bro. Dan Hindman officiating. Burial will be in Burnout Cemetery.

Survivors include four children, Shirley Ezzell (Charles), Robert Thorn (Joan) and Judy Burgett (Ronald), all of Vina, and Peggy Tiffin (David) of Red Bay; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Thorn of Vina; 12 grandchildren, Dexter Ezzell (Lisha), Suzan Ezzell, Douglas Ezzell (Emily), Teresa Lawler (Keith), Cynthia Green (Rodney), Gary Thorn (Christy), Melanie Corum (David), Lynette Horton (Tony), Beth Hammock (Richard), Jason Tiffin (Jennifer), Tricia Trousdale (Heath) and Shawn Burgett (Vicki); 25 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Thorn, and her parents.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Dexter Ezzell, Douglas Ezzell, Shawn Burgett, Jason Tiffin and Gary Thorn, and her great-grandsons, Andy Thorn, Anthony Horton, Dane Ezzell and Benji Jones.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today and until service time Wednesday.

Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL. in charge of arrangements.

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Emerson, Herbert E. - Age 79 - Fulton, MS

FULTON - Herbert E. Emerson, 79, died Thursday, March 20, 2008, at the Dogwood Plantation in Fulton. He was born Nov. 3, 1928, in Franklin County, Ala. He was a member of Pine Grove Church of Christ. He was retired from Johns Manville.

Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Senter Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Rubel Clayton, Bro. Fred Clayton, Bro. Jeromy Pierce and Bro. Johnny Emerson will officiate. Burial will be in Hillcrest Masonic Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Emerson of Fulton; three brothers, Harold Emerson of Zion, Ill., Johnny Emerson of Robertsdale, Ala., and Archie Emerson of Birmingham, Ala.; one sister, Jewel Shotts of Hamilton, Ala.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Clayton, Willard Chism, Kim Clayton, Mike Baswell, Wayne Baswell and Glenn Eidson.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to service time today.


Senter Funeral Home Chapel of Fulton, MS in charge of arrangements.
 

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Baldwin, Avadene McKinney - Age 89 - Hodges, AL

HODGES, Ala. - Avadene Baldwin, 89, died Friday, March 21, 2008, at her home. She was born Dec. 6, 1918, in Franklin County, Ala., to Relmond and Sarah Scott McKinney. She was a homemaker and a member of Holly Springs Freewill Baptist Church.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay with Bro. Nathan Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Baggett Cemetery.

Survivors include six children, Mary Lou Scott (Cecil) and Tim Baldwin (Donna), both of Russellville, Ala., Doug Baldwin (Sue) and Renea Baldwin, both of Scotts Hill, Tenn., David "Tidge" Baldwin of Atwood, Ala., and Vangie Streetman (Dwight) of Hamilton, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, Mildred McKinney of Red Bay and Edith Williams of Atwood, Ala.; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Baldwin; her parents; and two sisters, one brother and four infant children.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Michael Scott, Ronald Scott, Ronald Scott, Zachary Scott, Joseph Baldwin, Johnny Baldwin, Jeremy Streetman and Chad Streetman.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.


Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL. in charge of arrangements.

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Rawls, Willis Alton - Age 80 - Bessemer, AL  (Formerly of Brilliant, AL)

Willis Alton Rawls, age 80 of Bessemer (formerly of Brilliant), died Sunday, March 23, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Rawls was born in Marion County, AL., August 17, 1927 to Zack and Clearsey Corkren Rawls. He had been a resident of the Birmingham and Bessemer areas for the past several years. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army and Navy; spent most of his working years as an over the road trucker, and retired from Diesel Tractor and Trailer Sales in Pelham. He was a member of Hueytown Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Scott; and his brothers, Cantrell, Harold, and Bobby Rawls.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Dickinson Rawls; two sons, James L. (Margaret) Tyree of Argo, AL and Johnny Ray (Robbie) Rawls of Commerce, GA; a daughter, Linda (Mike) Woodruff of Pleasant Grove, AL; a brother, Cecil Rawls of Hamilton; three sisters, Hedy McDonald of Tuscaloosa, Delaphine Stinson of Bessemer, and Carolyn Sue Norris of Nauvoo; eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Winfield City Cemetery with Jerry Watts officiating.

Miles Funeral Home, directing.

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Markham, Shirley Keeton - Age 71 - Bay Minette, AL  (Formerly of Winfield, AL)

Mrs. Shirley Keeton Markham, age 71 of Bay Minette, formerly of Winfield, passed away, Friday, March 21, 2008 in the North Baldwin Hospital in Bay Minette.

Mrs. Markham was born on November 9, 1936 in Marion County, AL., a daughter of Claude and Lissie Dodd Keeton; resident of Winfield most of her life; retired as a Shoe Sales Clerk; widow of Norman “Sonny” Markham, who died April 23, 2000; and a member of Mt. Olive Free Will Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Keeton; and a daughter-in-law, Susie Markham.

Survivors include one son, Leslie Markham of Tuscaloosa; one daughter, Darlene (Tom) Dorough of Bay Minette; four grandchildren, Brett Markham, Scott and Mandy Dorough and Wes Turner; two sisters, Olene Berryhill of Brilliant and Joyce Farris of Moulton; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral Services were held Monday, March 24, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Mike Beckon was the officiating minister. Burial followed in Brilliant Memorial Gardens with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Lee, Mr. Tracie Fletcher, Sr. - Age 89 - Winfield, AL

Mr. Tracie Fletcher Lee, Sr., age 89 of Winfield, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in the VA Medical Center at Tuscaloosa.

Mr. Lee was born on March 23, 1918 in Fayette Co. a son of Sam Fletcher Lee and Jennie Belle Weeks Lee; resident of Winfield most of his life; graduate of Hubbertville High School; WWII US Army Veteran; retired Salesman from retail sales, life insurance with Liberty National and Modern Woodman; and he was a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Diane Carter and Debra Michael; two brothers, Aubrey and Sam Lee, Jr.; and three sisters, Sylvia Tidwell, Donnice Webb and Jean Westbrook.

Survivors include his wife, Beulah Mae Cochran Lee of Winfield; two sons, Sammy T. (Deliska) Lee of Jasper and Tracie F. Lee, Jr. of Winfield; two daughters, Rejina Aldridge of Winfield and Opal (Ralph) Edwards of Haleyville; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, James Lee of Birmingham and Edward Lee of Harvest; two sisters, Johnnie Lou Mays of Pelham and Maylene Cowart of Newnan, GA; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Friday, March 14, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Harmony Grove Baptist Church. C. W. Box and Tim Meherg were the officiating ministers. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Active Pallbearers were Cameron Lee, Ralph Edwards, Jr., Drew Batchelor, Dwight Michael, George S. Mann and Craig Batchelor.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the service.

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Harris, Samantha Dee - Winfield, AL

Samantha Dee Harris, known by her family and friends as “Dee”, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 at her residence.

She had a tremendous light that shined out to all who knew her. Though her departure was untimely, she will continue to shine down on all who loved her.

She is survived by her parents, Tony C. and Alline Harris; one brother, Anthony Harris; and her grandmother, Mary Frances Taylor, all of Winfield; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Ardell Taylor and Jimmy and Alene Harris.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Center Cemetery with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Montgomery, Mr. Dunn - Age 91 - Mayfield Community, Fayette County, AL

Mr. Dunn Montgomery, age 91 of the Mayfield Community in Fayette Co., passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center at Winfield.

Mr. Montgomery was born on November 8, 1916 in Fayette Co. a son of John William and Nancy Jane Gultry Montgomery; lifelong resident of Fayette Co. in the Mayfield Community; WWII US Army Veteran; retired Farmer and Factory Worker; and a member of Mayfield Church of Christ having served as a Song Leader, Sunday School Teacher and Treasurer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Verdella Carr Montgomery; four sisters, Dora Smith, Cora McCollum, Victoria Montgomery and Eula Webb; and four brothers, Murray F., Garland, Henry, Booker T. Montgomery.

Survivors include two daughters, Sarah (Willie) Ivey of Anniston and Patricia Montgomery of Fayette; two grandchildren, Christy and LaToya Ivey; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at 1:00 PM from the Mayfield Church of Christ. Bill Davis was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Mayfield Cemetery where Military Honors were presented.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the service.

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Birchfield, Magdlane Williams - Age 88 - Hartselle, AL  (Formerly of Brilliant, AL)

Magdlane Williams Birchfield, age 88 of Hartselle, Alabama formerly of Brilliant, passed away Friday, March 7, 2008 in the Decatur General Hospital.

Mrs. Birchfield was born on November 25, 1919 in Marion Co. a daughter of George and Betty Gilliand Williams; resident of Indiana for 20 years; after retirement, a resident of Brilliant for several years; and was currently a resident of the Hartselle area; she retired from Metro Glass in Dalton, Illinois as an Inspector with 20 years of service; widow of Elbert Birchfield; and her church affiliation was Baptist.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kathy Carls; and all her brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one son, Douglas (Shirley) Birchfield of Hartselle; one grandson, Mike Birchfield; six great-grandchildren, Jason, Jarrod and Jessica Birchfield, Bradley, Adam and Lindsey Duckworth; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Monday, March 10, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Billy Feltman was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Colley, Robert Eugene - Age 71 - Phil Campbell, AL
(March 18, 1936 - March 7, 2008)

U.S. Veteran Robert Eugene Colley, age 71, of Phil Campbell, AL., passed away March 7, 2008 at his residence.

He was born on March 18, 1936 in Double Springs, AL.

Visitation will be Sunday from 6-9PM at Nichols Funeral Home Haleyville. Services will be Monday at 2:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home Haleyville. Burial will be at Chestnut Ridge Cemetery. Reverend Ricky Mann will be officiating.

He is survived by: Companion - Margaret Hester; Step Sons – Daryl and Jason Hester; Daughters- Tammy Marks and Regina Russell; Step Daughter- Vicki Osborne; Brother- Ernest Colley Jr.; Sister- Lorene Dawson; Also survived by 4 Grandchildren; and 1 Great Grandchild; and 7 Step Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Parents – Ernest and Thelma Colley; Brother- William Colley.

Nichols Funeral Home Haleyville, AL. directing.
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Banagis, Ernest - Age 76 - Haleyville, AL
(August 13, 1932 - March 10, 2008)

Ernest Banagis, age 76, of Haleyville, passed away March 10, 2008 in Haleyville.

He was born on August 13, 1932 in Detroit MI.

No services are scheduled for Mr. Banagis.

He is survived by: Daughters- Shawna (Johnnie) Nelson Jr. and Connie Whitman; Brothers- Ted and David Banagis; Grandchildren- Chad Fuller and Wesley J. Nelson

Preceded in death by: Parents – Samuel and Emma Banagis; Wife- Ruby Lee Yarbrough; Daughter- Lori Kae Fuller.

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Hall, Sandra Stockton - Age 53 - Alabaster, AL (Formerly of Double Springs, AL)
(February 21, 1955 - March 11, 2008)

Mrs. Sandra Stockton Hall, age 53, of Alabaster, Alabama, formerly of Double Springs, passed away at her residence late Tuesday evening, March 11, 2008.

Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 to 9:00PM at First Baptist Church, 197 Main Street, Double Springs where funeral services will be held in the sanctuary on Saturday, 2:00PM. Reverends George Whitten and John Whaley will officiate. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Double Springs.

She is survived by: Husband - Randy Hall; Mother - Rebel Stockton; Sons - Randy Hall, II and Christopher Hall; Daughter- Dixie Hall; Brothers - Bob and Rick Stockton; and 1 grandson.

Preceded in death by: Father - James Stockton; Brother - Joe Stockton.

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Strickland, Audrey Edna Wilson - Age 80 - Arley, AL
(September 9, 1927 - March 12, 2008)

Audrey Edna Wilson Strickland, 80, of Arley, AL., passed away on March 12, 2008.

She was born on September 9, 1927 in Arley, Alabama.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6-9 PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2PM at Liberty Baptist Church in Arley. Reverend Kerry Cleghorn will officiate. Her nephews, Garey Camp, Ken Camp, Anthony Camp, Phillip Parris, Ricky Tyree and Steve Tyree will serve as casketbearers.

Survived by: Husband – Alvis E. “Bit” Strickland; Step Son – Jeff Strickland; Daughter – Sharron Wilson Steele; Step Daughter – Kerry Franks; Brothers – Nathan and Bobby Parris; Sisters – Christine Camp and Vila Tyree; 5 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and 4 Step Grandchildren

Preceded in death by: Son – Paul Wilson; Mother – Bervie Jane Hill; Father – Elton Devester Parris; Sisters – Lorene Woodard, Gladys Parris and Lillie Belle Woodard.

Nichols Funeral Home in Addison directing.
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Partridge, Herman Eugene - Age 79 - Houston, AL
(May 10, 1928 - March 16, 2008)

Herman Eugene Partridge, 79, of Houston died Sunday, March 16, 2008 at Cullman Regional Medical Center in Cullman, AL.

He was born on May 10, 1928 in Morgan County.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 6-9 PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11AM at Nichols Funeral Home. Reverend Tim Harris will officiate. Pallbearers will be Terry Lackey, Terence Lackey, James Lee III, Brian Tunnell, James Hill, Rob McGuire and Shane Fowler.

Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Double Springs.

He served his country in the United States Army.

Survived by: Wife of 56 years – Gladys Partridge; Sons – Herman Wade (C.J.) Partridge and Danny Partridge; Daughters – Cheryl (Lanier Jr.) Partridge Godsey, Debbie (Eddie) Partridge Densmore and Patti (Phil) Partridge Schoonover; Sister – Ardell (Sam) Lackey; 11 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: Parents – Emery and Susie Partridge; Sister – Lois Johnson; Son – James “Pete” Hill; Grandson – Dale Schoonover.

Nichols Funeral Home directing.

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Swanigan, Laura A. - Age 44 - Guin, AL

Laura A. Swanigan age 44 of Guin, AL died Friday, March 28, 2008 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

She was born in Guin, AL on October 23, 1963. She was one of eight children born to Mrs. Addie Lee Jones Swanigan and the late Lomax Swanigan, Sr. of Guin, AL.

She was a special friend to many and a wonderful person to be around. She would always brighten your day with her smile and laughter. Her kindness, joy of life, and love of family were contagious and will surely be missed. Until her accident, she was a devoted mother to her children and a hard worker. She also loved her siblings and family and was there to support them for as long as she could. She was a believer with strong faith, who was confident that everything would be better someday. God knew her heart, even until the end-and this is truly what matters in the hereafter.

She is survived by 2 Daughters, April Madison and Marquita Swanigan both of Guin, AL, Mother, Mrs. Addie Lee Swanigan, of Guin, AL, A Special Father, Hayward Lipsey of Guin, AL, 4 Brothers, Curtis Gene Swanigan, Maurice (Liz) Swanigan, Lomax Swanigan, Jr. and twin brother, Lawrence Alan Swanigan all of Guin, AL, 3 Sisters, Patricia Swanigan, and Barbara Swanigan both of Guin, AL, and Linda Wallace of Hamilton, AL.

Services held Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 1:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Rev. Mary Marshall and Rev. William Petty officiating.

Visitation Tuesday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.

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

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Brinson, Robert Herrington -Age 64 - Haleyville, AL

Robert Herrington Brinson, age 64, of Haleyville, Alabama, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008.

Mr. Brinson was born February 25, 1944, to the late James Hamilton, Jr. and Christine B. Norris Brinson. He served in the United States Navy, Attack Squadron 145, during the Vietnam War. He belonged to Haleyville Masonic Lodge No. 464 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Haleyville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hamilton, Jr. and Christine B. Norris Brinson; his brothers, Jim Brinson, and J.M. and Charles Oglesby; and his grandmother, Essie Hargrove.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at 2 p.m. from the Pinkard Funeral Home of Haleyville, with burial in the Winston Memorial Cemetery in Haleyville. David Duncan was the officiating minister.

Survivors include his children - James Christian (Rachel), Robert Herrington (Allison), and Melody Brinson, and Deborah (Phil) Brinson-Morrison; the mother of his children - Vivian Brinson Lowe, R. Jeanne Brinson, and Shelia Brinson; grandchildren - Jacob Christian and Sarah Ally Brinson and Jordan Morrison; and a host of other relatives and friends.


Pinkard Funeral Home of Haleyville directed.

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Triplett, Alfred - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL

Alfred Triplett, age 86, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Saturday, March 26, 2008 at the  Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Bro. Preston Headrick officiating.  Burial in Bethlehem Church Cemetery.

Mr. Triplett was born September 23, 1921, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Eva Stone and Ira Triplett.  He was a truck driver for Marion County, AL.  He was a Veteran of WWII.

He is survived by his daughters, Wanda (Randy) Miller, and Kathy (Juston) Rea; grandchildren, Misty and Carrie Rea, Heather Miller; and great-granddaughter, Kaylee Robbins; sisters, Syble Chandler, Dona Stidham, Elaine McCarley, and Sherry (Tommy) Rea.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Asalee Triplett; his parents, Ira and Eva Triplett; and brother Wilfred Triplett.

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

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Manley, Patti Jo Armstrong - Age 50 - Hamilton, AL

Patti Jo Armstrong Manley, age 50 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008 as a result of a boating accident on the Tennessee River near Wilson Dam.  She was found Sunday, March 30, 2008.

Service, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Jimmy Brumley officiating.  Family will receive friends Tuesday, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Patti was born in Marion County, Alabama, November 28, 1957 to James Lowell and Grace Taylor Armstrong.  She was a Nurse for Dr. Morrow.

She is survived by her husband, Drew Manley; children, Daniel Manley, and Holly Manley; grandchildren, Joey Terrian, and Daniel Stidham; her parents, Lowell and Grace Armstrong; sisters, Janet Morrow, and Brenda Hamilton; brother, Keith Armstrong; and a host of other Relatives and Friends.

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

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Peters, Ray Timmy - Age 53 - Hamilton, AL

Ray "Timmy" Peters, age 53 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008, as the result of a boating accident on the Tennessee River near Wilson Dam.  He was found Sunday, March 30, 2008.

A memorial service held Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at the Popular Log Freewill Baptist Church.  Bro. Jason Hammontree officiating.

"Timmy" was born November 19, 1954 in Florida to Helen Mardis and Raymond Morris Peters.  He was disabled.

He is survived by his parents, Raymond and Helen Peters; daughters, Cindy Peters, and Tristen Peters; granddaughter, Jaylen Dean Garrett; sister, Jeanie (Bobby) Gilliland; 1 nephew; and 1 niece.

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

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Hood, Mary Ellen - Age 53 - Hamilton, AL

Mary Ellen Hood, age 53, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008, as the result of a boating accident on the Tennessee River near Wilson Dam.  She was found Friday, April 7, 2008.

The family will receive friends 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to begin at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Preston Headrick officiating.

Mary was born April 12, 1954, in Alabama, to Ellen Marie Hughes Hood and the late Vernon Hood.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by her daughters, Kim Holmes (Jeff) Clay, and Kerry Holmes (Kevin) Pounders; grandchildren, Ashley Clay and Olivia Durham; Mother, Marie Hood; brothers and sisters, Donna Nixon, William "Bill" Hood, Jessie Martin, Rose Rodocker, and Dorothy Reeves.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Hood; grandparents, Roy and Florence Hood; brother, Paul Hood; and a sister, Carolyn Sue Hood.

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

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Harris, Elizabeth Davis - Age 81 - Hamilton, AL

Elizabeth Davis Harris, age 81, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, March 27, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton. 

Visitation 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2008 with funeral service at 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.

She was born May 8, 1926 in Atwood, Alabama to the late Pink and Lillie Taylor Davis.  She was a retired Waitress for 41 years in Adrian, Michigan.

She is survived by her son, Larry D. Raper of Muskegon, MI; grandson, Larry Smith of Ohio; granddaughter, Tonya Smith of Ohio; 3 great-grandchildren, all of Ohio; sisters, Nova Emerson of Hodges, AL., Opal Green of Hamilton, AL., Iva Chamblee of Macon, GA., Syble Lee of Birmingham, AL., Billie Szocinski of Lansing, MI., and Helen Chamblee of Taylor, MI.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Pink and Lillie Taylor Davis, Brother, Gordon Davis, and sister, Geneva Agsten.

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

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Green, Lavonia Giddy - Age 81 - Hamilton, AL

Lavonia Giddy Green, age 81, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton.

Visitation, Saturday, March 29, 2008 at the Hamilton Church of God of Prophecy.  Funeral service, Sunday, 2:00 p.m., March 30, 2008 at the Hamilton Church of God of Prophecy.

She was born January 26, 1927 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Donald and Emily Giddy.  She was a retired Lunchroom Worker for Hamilton Elementary School.  She has been a member of Hamilton Church of God of Prophecy for over 50 years.

She is survived by her son, James Green, Hamilton, AL; her daughters, Angela Oliver, West Virginia, Brenda (Jim) Brooks, West Virginia, and Deborah (Jeff) Hulsey, Hamilton, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Emily Giddy; her husband, Duel Green, and all her siblings.

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

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Godsey, Olan - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL

Olan Godsey, age 79 of Hamilton, Alabama passed away March 29, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2007, at the Burleson Church of Christ, with the funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Todd Clippard and Bro. Freeman Mahan officiating.

Mr. Godsey was born June 11, 1928 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Artivee Langston and James A. Godsey. He was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ and was married to Naomi Palmer Godsey.  He was a Heavy Equipment Operator.

He is survived by his wife, Naomi Palmer Godsey; sisters, Mavis Frederick, Neatia Daddis, Beulah Armstrong, and Jimmie (Dave) Sherman; brothers, Davis (Edna) Godsey and Raymond (Betty) Godsey; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Maywood Christian Camp or Charity of Choice.

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

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Mixon, Elberton - Age 72 - Beaverton, AL
(September 22, 1935 - March 29, 2008)

Mr. Elberton Mixon, age 72, of Beaverton, passed away Saturday, March 29, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in LoveJoy Cemetery. Bro. Charles Yielding and Bro. Edward Puckett will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday evening after 6:00 P.M.

Active Pallbearers will be Shad Sims, Justin Sims, Drew Mixon, Wade Barnes, Bert Mixon, Justin Ceravolo, Timothy Ensor & Curtis Gilliland.

Mr. Mixon was born September 22, 1935 in Lamar County, AL to the late Raymond Terrell “Grant” and Liddie Easter Robison Mixon. He was a member of Love Joy Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Mixon was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed going to auctions and fishing.

SURVIVORS: Son: Elberton (Joy) Mixon Jr., Haleyville, AL Daughters: Cheri Sims, Oneonta, AL Susan Mixon (Mike Lovely), Beaverton, AL Shawona (Ricky) Dodd, Beaverton, AL Rebecca (Rickey) Stockman, Sulligent, AL Grandchildren: Shad Sims, Justin Sims, Miranda Mixon, Bert Mixon, Wade Barnes, Ashley Barnes, Tyler Dodd, Ricky Dodd, Dominic Stockman, Reanne Stockman, Austin Stockman, Alyssa Stockman, Kelly Gilliland, Savannah Arndt, Tyler Arndt, Drew Mixon, Danielle Dickinson, Jesse Lamar & Joseph Lamar Great Grandchildren: Rebecca Sims & Braden Dickinson Brother: Fermon (Peggy) Mixon, Homosassa, FL

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Raymond Terrell “Grant” and Liddie Easter Mixon Wife: Ellie Ruth Gilliland Mixon Infant Sister: Mary Ruth Mixon.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, Ala., in charge of the arrangements.

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