Obituaries

May - 2008

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Ables, Artie B. - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL    5/25/08

Alexander, Mackie Emerson - Age 72 - Amarillo, TX  (formerly of Hodges, AL)   5/20/08

Allen, Billy - Age 67 - Vernon, AL    5/31/08

Apollos,  Alvin H. - Age 53 - Sulligent, AL    5/9/08

Blaylock, Lucille M. Nix - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL    5/26/08

Boyd, Madison Arianna - Two Day Old Infant - Sulligent, AL    5/23/08

Boyette, Adrian Joseph - Age 31 - Sulligent, AL    5/14/08

Burnett, Artie Lee - Age 97 - Sulligent, AL  (Fairview Community)    5/24/08

Cantrell,  Eddy - Age 52 - Guin, AL    5/6/08

Clark, Laurene Aldridge - Age 96 - Winfield, AL    5/1/08

Comer, Betty Whitehead Dove - Age 74 - Sulligent, AL    5/10/08

Flippo, Hazel Galloway - Age 85 - Winfield, AL     5/15/08

Franks, Deborah Joan "Debi" - Age 46 - Winfield, AL    5/21/08

Franks, Coach Fred - Age 76 - Winfield, AL   5/29/08

Gann, Lola Mae - Age 82 - Guin, AL    5/14/08

Hallmark, Betty Sue Eads - Age 80 - Winfield, AL    5/1/08

Hankins, Carolyn Marie "Carol" - Age 44 - Sulligent, AL    5/28/08

Ingle, Carolyn Ann Gober - Age 62 - Columbia, TN    5/12/08

Jeffreys, Elvie Daniel - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL    5/29/08

Jarnagin, Lorene Anglin  - Age 74  - Lawrenceburg, TN    5/29/08

Johnson, Annie Ruth Jenkins - Age 87 - Montgomery, AL (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)    5/25/08

Knight, Larry - Age 66 - Bessemer City, NC    5/31/08

McCarley, Leeburn Lester - Age 73 - Hackleburg, AL    5/10/08

Moore, Allen Harris - Age 69 - Banner Elk, NC (Formerly of Winfield)    5/25/08

Moore, Bertha Heptinstall - Age 66 - Guin, AL    5/31/08

Moore, Gertrude Hocutt - Age 97 - Wayside Community in Fayette Co., AL    5/24/08

Nix, James Earl - Age 57 - Winfield, AL     5/26/08

Pickens, Vernell - Age 81 - Bear Creek, AL    5/19/08

Sanderson, Geneva Mills - Age 81 - Brilliant, AL    5/21/08

Spiller, William J - Age 65 - Guin, AL    5/10/08

Stidham, Carolyn - Age 55 - Vina, AL    5/12/08

Tice, Ruby Parsons - Age 56 - Hamilton, AL    5/29/08

Vinson, Floyd Junior Age 63 - Vernon, AL    5/12/08

Wallace, Billy Bob - Age 63 - Hamilton, AL    5/26/08

Warren, Flora Carter - Age 88 - Detroit, AL    5/28/08

Winston, Vera - Age 79 - Sulligent, AL    5/7/08

Williams, Sarah Velma - Age 102 - Hamilton, AL    5/31/08

Williford, Leo Troy - Age 80 - Hodges, AL    5/20/08

 

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Cantrell,  Eddy - Age 52 - Guin, AL

Eddy Cantrell age 52 of Guin, AL died Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at his residence.

Born in Guin, AL, he is the son of the late Richard Pearceson Hobson and Mattie Marie Vaughn Cantrell. He had lived in Guin all of his life and worked for 3M Company. He was a member of the 877th Army National Guard and served in Iraq.

He is survived by his Wife, Sarina Benton Cantrell of Guin, AL, A Daughter, Emily (Jeremy) Cantrell Pruett of Tuscaloosa, AL, A Son, James Michael Cantrell of Guin, A Brother, Richard (Diann) Vaughn Cantrell of Guin, AL, 2 Grandchildren, Madison and Houstyn Pruett, Nieces and Nephews, Skilyn Benton, Wayne Cantrell, Mason Benton, Deania Benton, David Benton, Ola Kay Dunn, Cary Dunn, Drake Dunn, Cody Cantrell and Tori Cantrell.

He was also preceded in death by a Sister, Nell Cantrell.

Services held Friday, May 9, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in the Guin City Cemetery with full military honors. Bro. Randy Wright officiating.

Visitation Thursday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.

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

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Apollos,  Alvin H. - Age 53 - Sulligent, AL

Alvin H. Apollos, age 53, of Sulligent, AL died Friday, May 9, 2008 in Nevada TX.

He was born in McKinney, TX to the late Stanley and Jessie Adine Haynes Apollos. Alvin was of the Baptist faith and had resided both in Alabama and Texas most of his life. He was a Commercial Truck Driver for many years he also loved caring for Horse’s and cows as just one of his hobbies. It has been said that Alvin never met a stranger, he loved meeting and getting to know his friends and associates.

Survived by Three Daughters: Misty Lanahan of Nevada, TX, Jennifer Apollos Gonzalez of Round Rock, TX and Casey Cole of West Columbia, TX, Three Brothers: Jimmy (Virginia) White of Beaverton, AL, Jesse Paul White of Sulligent, AL, and Allen Apollos of Sulligent, AL, Five Grandchildren: Sandra Lanahan, Michael Andrews, Amber Young, Samantha Gonzalez and Antonio Gonzales. Two Nephews: Chris White and Stanley Apollos, One Niece: Vickey Oliver and two Great Nieces: Cynthia Oliver and Victoria Oliver.

Preceded in death by One Brother: Amon Apollos.

Services held Tuesday May 13, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Sulligent City Cemetery. Bro. Ed Puckett officiating.

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

Pallbearers were: Richard Guyton, Charlie Gosa, and Randall Dillard.


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

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Gann, Lola Mae - Age 82 - Guin, AL

Lola Mae Gann age 82 of Guin, AL died Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at her residence.

Born in Guin, AL. She is the Daughter of the late Rufus and Doris Henson Harrod and the Wife of the late Ray Gann. She had lived in Guin all of her life and was a member of the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by 3 Daughters, Carolyn Franklin and Sue Smith both of Guin, AL and Bonnie Ingle of Nashville, TN, 5 Grandchildren and 6 Great Grandchildren, 5 Sisters, Clarice Smith of Guin, AL, Mary Bryant of Kansas, AL, Margene Martin of Ind., Hildred Ellis of Selma, AL and Frances Johnson of Winfield, AL, 4 Brothers, Johnny Harrod of Ty Ty, GA, Bobby Harrod of Guin, AL, Clarence Harrod of Winfield, AL and Tom Harrod of Paducah, KY,

She was also preceded in death by a Sister Louise McCamey.

Services held Friday, May 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with Burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Bro. Randy Wright officiating.

Visitation Friday Noon until 2:00 pm.

Pallbearers were, Matthew Smith, Tommy Robertson, Joey Bryant, Phillip Harrod, Dickie Cantrell and Grice Webb.


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

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Williford, Leo Troy - Age 80 - Hodges, AL 

Leo Troy Williford, age 80, of Hodges, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at his residence.

Visitation, Friday, May 23rd, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 24th, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., prior to service, at the Hodges Church of Christ in Hodges, Alabama.  Funeral services, Saturday, 11:00 a.m., May 24th at the church with Steve Gober and David Gilliland officiating.  Burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hodges, AL.

Mr. Williford was born August 10, 1927 in Marion County, Alabama to the late George W. and Mamie Vickery Williford.  He was a farmer, a member of Modern Woodmen of The World, and the Secretary for Hodges Church of Christ.

He is survived by 3 sisters, Ethel Tagg, Butler, PA., Loie Avery, Russellville, AL., and Janie ( W.T.) Engle, Tecumseh, MI.; 2 brothers, Guy Williford, Russellville, AL., and K.V. (Yvonne) Williford, Hodges, AL.; 1 sister-in-law, Eileen Williford, Hodges, AL.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents George & Mamie Williford; his wife Eileen Williford; a daughter, Peggy Williford; 2 sisters, Lettie Williford, and Ruth Engle; and 3 brothers, Waymon, Rex, and J.T. Williford.

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

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

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Ingle, Carolyn Ann Gober - Age 62 - Columbia, TN

Carolyn Ann Gober Ingle, age 62, of Columbia, Tennessee, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Friday, May 16th at Popular Log Church, Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, 1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 17th, at the church with Bro. Bobby Duncan officiating.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg, AL.

She was born October 31, 1945 in Hackleburg, AL to Verbon Lolley Gober and the late Clither Gober.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by 2 sons, Kevin Ingle, and Barry Ingle; 1 daughter, Lisa (Donnell) Cairns; 2 grandsons, Patrick and Johnathan Cairns; her mother, Verbon Lolley Gober; 2 brothers, Clayton Gober, and James (Judy) Gober; 4 sisters-in-law, Marie Ingle, Dottie Ingle, Martha (Larry) Norris, and Mayrene (Nolan) Tyler; 4 brothers-in-law, Johnny King, Bobby Burks, Billy (Nellie) Ingle, and Larry (Betty) Ingle; 20 nieces and nephews; 34 great-nieces and great-nephews; and 17 great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Ingle and her father, Clither Gober.

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

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

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Stidham, Carolyn - Age 55 - Vina, AL

Carolyn Stidham, age 55, of Vina, Alabama, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation 6:00 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 13th at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 14th at the Marion County Funeral Home with burial in Single Springs Cemetery, Vina, Alabama.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.

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McCarley, Leeburn Lester - Age 73 - Hackleburg, AL

Leeburn Lester McCarley, age 73, of Hackleburg, Alabama passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Sunday, May 11th at Hackleburg Methodist Church in Hackleburg, AL.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 12th at the church with Bro. Mark Woodruff officiating.  Burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

He was born February 16, 1935 in Franklin County, AL. to Garvin L. and Ruby B. McCarley.

"Lee" leaves behind a wife, Annis "Ann" McCarley, of 27 years; sons Tracey McCarley of Jackson, MS., and Timmy McCarley of Baldwin, MS.; a god-daughter, Jammie Porter of Aurora, IL; a sister, Nell Pierce of Hamilton, AL, a sister, Jean (Richard) Hester of Vernon, AL.; and a brother, Bobby McCarley of Hackleburg, AL.

Preceded in death by parents, Garvin and Ruby McCarley.

Leeburn was born and raised in Hackleburg, Alabama and later moved to Winthrop Harbor, IL. where he worked for John Manville and retired after 36 years.

Pallbearers:  Kenneth McCarley, Girlie Ray McCarley, Bobby Nelson, Ricky McCarley, Roger McCarley, Seth Wilkerson.

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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Blaylock, Lucille M. Nix - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL

Lucille M. Nix Blaylock, age 82 years, Hamilton, Alabama, passed away on Monday, May 26, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center of Hamilton.  Born on April 23, 1926, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Belmer Lewis Nix and Willard (Holley) Nix.  She was retired from NTN of Hamilton, a member of First Baptist Church of Hamilton, where she was a member of the Oasis Choir.  After retirement, she enjoyed traveling abroad as well as in the states.  She met O.C. Blaylock of Dothan, AL and they were married on December 23, 1941, now deceased.  Born unto them one son, Ottis C. Blaylock, also deceased.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Sue Jones Blaylock (Glynn) Carroll of Smyrna, GA.  One grandchild, Mark Blaylock, Guin, AL.; one great-granddaughter, Kaylee Blaylock of Tupelo, MS.  Sisters; Betty Jo (Tennis) Frederick of Tarrant, AL., Willow Joyce Nix Cooper of Pilot Point, Texas; Brothers; Lewis (Carol) Nix of Fultondale, AL., and Belmer Junior (Johnnie) Nix of Hamilton, AL.  A special Sister-In-Law, Francis Blaylock of Dothan, AL.; and a host of nieces and nephews plus a special niece, MeLinda Owen (Junior) Mitchell of Aubrey, TX.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at 2:00 P.M. from the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Hamilton Memorial Gardens.  Bro. Eddie Davidson was the officiating Minister, with Special Music provided by the Oasis Choir, led by Minister of Music, Bruce Pruitt.

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

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

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Ables, Artie B. - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL

Artie B. Ables, age 89, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 26, at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, at the Chapel with Bro Elvis Cochran officiating.  Burial in Old Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery, Hodges, AL.

She was born November 22, 1918 in Marion County, Alabama.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by her children, Jean (Lelan) Nichols, Hamilton, AL., Jimmy Ables, Hodges, AL., Judy (Herbert) Lynch, Hamilton, AL., Jane Ables, Hackleburg, AL., Connie (Faye) Ables, Hackleburg, AL.; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Ables and a son, Harley Ables.

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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Winston, Vera - Age 79 - Sulligent, AL
(July 30, 1928 - May 7, 2008)

Mrs. Vera Winston, age 79, of Sulligent, AL passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at the Physicians Medical Center, Carraway in Birmingham.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ where the body will lie in state from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Officiating minister will be Supt. Murry R. Johnson. Burial will follow in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Willie Walker, Jr., Samuel Walker, Ryan Walker, Kendall Walker, Jeffery Hollis, Fredrick Kidd, Timothy Neal and Gerald Neal. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Nicholas Johnson, Brandon Walker, Kyle Walker and Patrick Johnson.

Mrs. Winston was born on July 30, 1928 in Lamar County, AL to the late R.C. and Rozina Ogden Neal. She was married to the late James Winston. Mrs. Winston was a member of the New Jerusalem Church of God in Christ. She was retired from McCoy Manufacturing. Mrs. Winston served as the President of the Mother’s Board and of the Sewing Circle and was a member of the Christian Women's Council. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and shopping.

SURVIVORS: 2 Daughters: Rebecca (Murry) Johnson, Sulligent, AL April Winston, Birmingham, AL 3 Grandchildren: Terri Johnson, Angela Walker, Jamie Winston 4 Great Grandchildren: Nicholas Johnson, Brandon Walker, Kyle Walker, Patrick Johnson 1 Sister: Mattie Hollis, Sulligent, AL 2 Aunts: Verda Ogden, Birmingham, AL Vera Ogden, Sulligent, AL Several Special Nieces and Nephews and other Relatives

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: R.C. and Rozina Ogden Neal Husband: James Winston 1 Son: James Ray Winston 2 Brothers: Herman Neal, Thurman Neal 1 Sister: Ravin Neal

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Comer, Betty Whitehead Dove - Age 74 - Sulligent, AL
(January 26, 1934 - May 10, 2008)

Mrs. Betty Dove Comer, age 74, of Sulligent, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 12, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Gilmer Addition, Sulligent City Cemetery. Officiating ministers will be Bro. James Perkins and Bro. Billy Ray Adams. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6 until 9 P.M.
 
Mrs. Comer was born January 26, 1934 in Lamar County, AL to the late Felix and Cordie Dodd Whitehead. She was a member of God’s Vineyard Church. Mrs. Comer had previously worked at McCoy Mfg.

SURVIVORS: Sons: Jerry Wayne (Mary) Dove, Sulligent, AL, Terry Dove, Sulligent, AL, Daughter: Wanda (Bill) Paul, Okolona, MS, Step-Son: Randy Comer, Sulligent, AL, Step-Daughter: Debbie Colburn, Sulligent, AL, Grandchildren: Amanda (Dennis) Jones, Eric (Amanda) Dove, Nathan Dove, Chelsea Dove (John Pace), Trey Paul, Victoria Paul, Great Grandchildren: Paige (Blake) Wheeler, Hunter Lockhart, Tanner Dove, Cole Dove, Makaylyn Brooke Pace, Sisters: Jean Eastman, Sulligent, AL, Geneva (Al) Stephens, Greenwood Springs, MS, Special Friends: Robbie Whitehead & Sybil Irvin

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Felix and Cordie Whitehead;  Husband: Tommy Comer; 5 Brothers; 5 Sisters.

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Vinson, Floyd Junior Age 63 - Vernon, AL
(November 12, 1944 - May 12, 2008)

Mr. Floyd Junior Vinson, age 63, of Vernon, passed away Monday, May 12, 2008 at Fayette Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Vernon Full Gospel Church where the body will lie in state from 1:00 until 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow in the Taylor Springs Cemetery. Officiating ministers will be Bro. James Godsey, Bro. Keith Pennington and Bro. Danny Hollis. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Mr. Vinson was born on November 12, 1944 in Lamar County, AL to Mary Madglean Vinson and the late Floyd Jacob Vinson. He was a member of the Mulberry Springs Baptist Church. Mr. Vinson was a 1962 graduate of Sulligent High School. He was retired from the concrete business and had recently been doing excavation work. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and racing.

SURVIVORS: Mother: Madglean Vinson, Vernon, AL Wife: Deborah Woods Vinson, Vernon, AL 1 Daughter: Annah Rebekah Vinson, Vernon, AL Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Alton and Imogene Woods, Prairie, MS

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Father: Floyd Jacob Vinson

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Boyette, Adrian Joseph - Age 31 - Sulligent, AL
(October 4, 1976 - May 14, 2008)

Mr. Adrian Boyette, age 31, of Sulligent, AL passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at the Golden Triangle Medical Center in Columbus, MS.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Wofford Cemetery. Officiating ministers will be Bro. Matt Carruth and Bro. Billy Ray Adams. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M.

Serving as Active Pallbearers will be Michael Shackelford, Jason Clifton, Hollis Whitehead, Mitchell Gosa, James Dixon and Dennis Downey. Serving as Honorary Pallbearers will be Chad Gosa, Brian Gosa, Brian Nolen, Jason Riffle and Gary O'Mary.

Mr. Boyette was born on October 4, 1976 in Monroe County, MS to Robert Virgil Boyette and Peggy Whitehead Boyette. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Boyette attended Sulligent High School. He enjoyed fishing and both working on and trading cars.

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Boyd, Madison Arianna - Two Day Old Infant - Sulligent, AL
(May 21, 2008 - May 23, 2008)

Madison Arianna Kell Boyd, infant daughter of Rebecca Kell and Andrew Boyd, passed away Friday, May 23, 2008 at UAB in Birmingham. Funeral services will be held Monday, May 26, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Wofford Cemetery. Bro. James Godsey will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.
Pallbearers will be Scott Lockhart, Derrick Northington, Steve Weeks, Robert Lynn Gann, Daniel Pate and Chris Matthews.

SURVIVORS: Mother: Rebecca Kell, Sulligent, AL Father: Andrew Boyd, Sulligent, AL Grandparents: Sandra Kell Taylor, Sulligent, AL Annie Boyd, Sulligent, AL Clinton Boyd, Chicago, IL Great Grandmother: Dora Gunter, Sulligent, AL Aunts: Kimberly Smith, Sulligent, AL Necy Boyd, Sulligent, AL Debbie Davis, Sulligent, AL Uncles: Tony Smith, Sulligent, AL Chris Matthews, Sulligent, AL Very Special Cousin: Halynn Smith, Sulligent, AL

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Great Grandparents: Ervin and Ruby Kell, Tom Gunter,

Host of Aunts and Uncles

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Burnett, Artie Lee - Age 97 - Sulligent, AL  (Fairview Community)
(October 10, 1910 - May 24, 2008)

Mrs. Artie Burnett, age 97, of Sulligent (Fairview Community), passed away Saturday, May 24, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Winfield.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at Antioch Baptist Church were the body will lie in state from 1:00 until service time at 2:00 P.M. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to your favorite charity.

Mrs. Burnett was born on October 10, 1910 in Lamar County, AL to the late Tommy L. and Julie Butler Christian. She was married to the late James Elmer Burnett. Mrs. Burnett was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Burnett enjoyed gardening, family and her church.

SURVIVORS: 3 Sons: Wallis (Nita) Burnett, Pinson, AL James Max (Marlene) Burnett, Dayton, OH Freddie (Susan) Burnett, Winfield, AL 1 Daughter: Juanita (Leon) Cole, Sulligent, AL 13 Grandchildren: Linda Sue Cole Leachman, Wanda Kay Morris, Perry Neal Cole, Brenda Burnett, Jerril Burnett, Mark Burnett, Mike Burnett, Sabrina Burnett Price, Marquetta Burnett Fulton, Melanie Burnett, Leo Burnett, Lisa Burnett Davis, Lynn Burnett Gilstrap 1 Step-Grandson: Lee Smith 23 Great Grandchildren 1 Brother: J.T. (Sue) Christian, Beaverton, AL 2 Sisters: Dorothy (J.E.) Chaffin, Guin, AL Nannie South, Sulligent, AL 2 Half-Sisters: Kay Stokes, Sulligent, AL Debbie Dillard, Sulligent, AL

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Tommy L. and Julie Christian Husband: James Elmer Burnett Son: Bennie Brix Burnett 5 Brothers and 1 Sister 1 Step-Grandson: Randy Smith

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Pickens, Vernell - Age 81 - Bear Creek, AL
(May 9, 1927 - May 19, 2008)

Vernell Bickerstaff Pickens, age 81, of Bear Creek, Alabama, passed away May 19, 2008 in Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, Alabama.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:00PM at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00PM. Burial will follow in Lindsey Cemetery in Hackleburg. Reverend James H Bishop will officiate. She is survived by:

Sons - Jerry Wayne and Charles (Shelia) Pickens

Daughters - Patricia Ann (John) Stidham & Peggy Sue Nieto

Brothers - Red , Pete, Hugh Don, Connie, Chester and Tom Bickerstaff

Sisters - Nancy, Lucy, Susie and Dina

Also 12 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren

And a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by:

Husband - Monk Pickens

Son - Dewey Pickens

Parents - Lit and Nora (Beck) Bickerstaff

Stepmother - Liddy Bickerstaff

Brothers - Willard, Denver and Art

Sisters - Ruth Harlan and an unnamed infant sister

Nichols Funeral Home, Haleyville, AL. directing.

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Johnson, Annie Ruth Jenkins - Age 87 - Montgomery, AL (Formerly of Haleyville, AL)

JOHNSON, ANNIE RUTH JENKINS, 87, a resident of Montgomery, Alabama, died on May 25, 2008. Ruth Johnson was born in Galloway, AL on August 11, 1919, graduated from Haleyville High School and the University of Alabama, and received her Master's degree from Alabama State University. Ruth Johnson served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and taught at Houston Hills Junior High School where she was also the librarian.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 29, at Winston Memorial Cemetery, Hwy 195, Haleyville, Alabama; Ruth Johnson will be laid to rest next to her husband of 61 years.

Ruth Johnson was preceded in death by her husband, Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr., and their son, James "Johnny" Curtis Johnson; her parents William Riley and Frances Edna Rice Jenkins; her sisters Florence Marie Harris, Eunice Nettie Hammond, Eula Mae Williams, and Vaudie Jewell Norris; and her brothers Edgar Millard Jenkins and Eric Clifford Jenkins.

Survivors Include James "Jimmy" Noel and Mary Ann Johnson, Sr., Frieda Hudson and Franklin James, Edward Badham, Maury Badham Boshell, Peggy Norris, Mark Norris, Steve Norris, Melissa Flowers, Susan Story, Carla Ray, Dorris Diehl, Bobbie Ruth Smith, Judith Horan, Tillman Lee Jenkins, Wanda Louise Loyd, Deanna Bond, Miria Fern Griffith, Sandra Fay Turner, Patricia Ann Knight, Roseanna Whiteside, Frank McCoy, William Rush Johnson, Mary Johnson Goodwyn, James Noel Johnson, Jr., Carol Jean Heinemann, Ruth Ann Dailey, Emily B. James, Virginia Ann Johnson, John Nelson Hudson, and James Harville. Honorary Pallbearers include Judge Gerald B. Tjoflat, Judge J. Larry Edmondson, Judge R. Lanier Anderson, Judge Phyllis Kravitch, and all other active and senior Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit; Judge Ira Dement, Judge Truman Hobbs, Judge Myron Thompson, Wendell Elliott, Rod Nachman, Norman Zoller and all of the former law clerks of Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Pallbearers will be Edward Badham, Maury Badham Boshell, Mark Norris, Steve Norris, Judge Joel Dubina, Beth Gordy Dubina, John Sandage, Bobby Segall, David Vogel, Dr. Laurie Jean Weil, and Helen Harris.

The family is especially grateful to all of Ruth Johnson's caregivers, especially Jessie Hogan, Lola Clay, and Hurley Bowie, who provided loving companionship for many years. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Montgomery Caring Center at 305 S. Perry Street, Montgomery, AL 36104, or to a favorite charity.

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Nix, James Earl - Age 57 - Winfield, AL

Mr. James Earl Nix, age 57 of Winfield, died Monday, May 26, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center at Winfield.

James was born on December 10, 1950 in Marion Co. a son of Richard Earl and Evie Whitehead Nix; lifelong resident of Winfield; attended Winfield City Schools; retired Iron Worker as a Foreman from Miller Steam Plant; member of the Car Nut Club; member of Masonic Lodge #304 at Winfield; and a member of Faith Fellowship Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Nix and a sister, Audrey Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Twanna Sprinkle Nix of Winfield; one son, James Earl “Dobber” (Christie) Nix of Hubbertville; two daughters, Angie (Walter) Lowry and Natalie Nix, both of Winfield; two step-daughters, Brittney (Michael) Hosch of Guin and Brandi (Mark) Yancey of Cullman; three grandchildren, Kayla Corley, Chelsey Dempsey and Tyde Nix; seven step-grandchildren, Hunter and Kate Hosch, Ethan and Kaylee Yancey, Todd and Brooke Lowry; and Bridget Lowry (William) Adams; one brother, Thomas (Shelia) Nix of Fayette; two sisters, Dessie Hollingsworth and Mary Lee Pollock, both of Winfield; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Harry Saylor and Wayne “Rebel” Silas officiated. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Sanderson, Geneva Mills - Age 81 - Brilliant, AL

Mrs. Geneva Mills Sanderson, age 81 of Brilliant, died Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in the Sunset Manor Nursing Home at Guin.

Mrs. Sanderson was born on March 6, 1927 in Marion Co. a daughter of Morgan and Jimmie Gregg Mills; lifelong resident of the Brilliant area; 1946 graduate of Brilliant High School; retired from Drummond Coal Co.; member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary at Brilliant; and a member of Brilliant United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Hollin Sanderson; two sons, Danny and George Sanderson, Jr. and two brothers, Orby and Frank Mills.

Survivors include two daughters, Amelia (Greg) Hamric of Winfield and Becky (Jamey) Plunkett of Twin; two sons, Bobby (Doris) Sanderson of Winfield and Greg Sanderson of Brilliant; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren on the way; one brother, Charles (Judy) Mills of St. Louis, MO; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 24, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Ronnie Elmore and Bryan Spiller were the officiating ministers. Active Pallbearers were Jason, Brian, and Stephen South, Wesley Jones, Timmy Weeks, Heath, Devin and Ryan Sanderson. Burial followed in Brilliant Memorial Gardens.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Wallace, Billy Bob - Age 63 - Hamilton, AL
(December 16, 1944 - May 26, 2008)

Mr. Billy Bob Wallace, age 63, of Hamilton, passed away Monday, May 26, 2008 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 30, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Fairview Cemetery. President Randy Lowery, President Larry Brown and Bro. Lester Gardner will be officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.
Active pallbearers will be the nephews.

Mr. Wallace was born on December 16, 1944 in Lamar County, AL to the late R.D. and Annie Grace Wallace. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Hamilton, AL. Mr. Wallace attended Lamar County Training School.

SURVIVORS: Daughter: Fannie (Richard) Stewart, Hamilton, AL, Step-Son: Randy Downs, Alabaster, AL, Step-Daughters: Brenda Downs, Guin, AL, Aretha Wallace, Guin, AL, Grandchildren: Quintin Stewart, Cassidy Stewart, Brother: Riley Wallace, Guin, AL, Sisters: Maudina (Lonnie) Ogden, Birmingham, AL, Martha (Robert) Wilson, Birmingham, AL,

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: R.D. and Annie Grace Wallace, Brothers: Willie Dean Wallace, James Donald Wallace, Sister: Mary Louise Walker.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.
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Hankins, Carolyn Marie "Carol" - Age 44 - Sulligent, AL
(May 9, 1964 - May 28, 2008)

Ms. Carol Hankins, age 44, of Sulligent, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at UAB in Birmingham.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 5:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Officiating minister will be Bro. Mitch Nethery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Ms. Hankins was born on May 9, 1964 in Beloit, Wisconsin to the late James Elbert and Beverly McMaster Hankins. She was married to the late Ricky Smith. Ms. Hankins was of the Pentecostal faith. She attended Sulligent High School. Ms. Hankins enjoyed spending time with her family.

SURVIVORS: 1 Son: Jason White, Vernon, AL, 2 Daughters: April White, Fayette, AL, Melissa Hankins, Sulligent, AL, 2 Step-Sons: Steve Wolfe, Sulligent, AL, Billy Smith, Ft. Dodge, IA, 1 Step-Daughter: Jodi Smith, Ft. Dodge, IA 2 Grandchildren: Kaylee White, Summer Jones, 1 Brother: James Hankins, Sulligent, AL, 2 Sisters: Beth (Stephen) Ives, Nettleton, MS, Lisa (Tom) Levels, West Blocton, AL, Several Nieces and Nephews,

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: James Elbert and Beverly McMaster Hankins, Husband: Ricky Smith, 1 Sister: Linda Flippo.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Moore, Allen Harris - Age 69 - Banner Elk, NC (Formerly of Winfield)

Mr. Allen Harris Moore, age 69 of Banner Elk, NC (Formerly of Winfield), died Sunday, May 25, 2008 in the Johnson City Medical Center in Johnson City, TN.

Mr. Moore was born on February 26, 1939 in Tuscaloosa Co. a son of Robert Emmett Moore, Jr. and Sally Bess Harris Moore; he was born on the campus of the University of Alabama; resident of Winfield most of his life; while in high school, he excelled in baseball and basketball; he attended Vanderbilt University where he pledged Kappa Sigma and graduated Phi Beta Kappa; he served in the Army for two years as First Lieutenant at Fort Holabird, MD; employed with Tidwell Industries in Winfield; later moved to Jasper and then to Morehead City, NC to join Conner Homes Corp; in 1991 he became the Executive Director of BP Oil Marketers Assoc.; in 2004 he and wife retired to Banner Elk, NC.; throughout his life, Allen dedicated himself to his family, the work of the United Methodist Church, numerous civic organizations and most recently to the Banner House Museum; his life was spent cultivating family, friends and flower gardens where ever he lived; his family and friends will remember Allen as the most tender hearted of people. We will miss him dearly.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Emmett Moore, III.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Lynda Stockfisch Moore of Banner Elk, NC; two sons, Emmett Allen Moore and Walter Harris Moore; two grandchildren, Robert and James Moore; one daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Davis Moore; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 10:00 AM from the Winfield First United Methodist Church. Dan Brubaker was the officiating minister.

Memorials may be sent to either: Banner Elk United Methodist Church POBox 1548 Banner Elk, NC 28604 or The Greater Banner Elk Heritage Foundation PO Box 2261 Banner Elk, NC 28604

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL directing.
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Franks, Deborah Joan "Debi" - Age 46 - Winfield, AL

Miss Deborah Joan “Debi” Franks, age 46 of Winfield, AL died Wednesday, May 21, 2008 in Arizona.

Debi was born on September 5, 1961 in Marion Co. a daughter of John Kenneth and Willodean Alexander Franks; resident of Winfield most of her life; 1979 Graduate of Winfield City High School; BSN Degree in Nursing from UAB; and a member of Winfield First Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her mother, Willodean Alexander Franks of Winfield; one sister, Carla (Anthony) Aldridge of Winfield; three brothers, Larry (Tercia) Franks of Wilsonville, Terry Franks and Donnie (Cindy) Franks, both of Winfield; one niece, Leslie (Judd) May; two nephews, Kris and Larry Franks, Jr.; three great-nieces, Lexi, Makayla and Kylah May; aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Bro. Don Graham was the officiating minister. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service.  Burial followed in the Winfield City Cemetery.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL directing. 

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Flippo, Hazel Galloway - Age 85 - Winfield, AL
July 31, 1922 – May 15, 2008 Age 85 years, 9 months, 15 days .

Hazel Galloway Flippo, age 85, of Winfield passed away Thursday, May 15, 2008.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 2 P.M. from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until service time on Saturday. Ministers: Greg Webb and Larry Pollard.

Survivors include 3 daughters; Linda Flippo, Teresa (Richard) Beasley and Brenda (Dan) Pollard; 3grand- children, Kevin Beasley, John Beasley and Tracy Haley;
2 great-grandchildren, Abby and Isaac Beasley; 3 brothers Johnny, Sam and Carey Galloway; 1 sister, Betty Galloway; special friends, Vera Lee Pollard and Arlene Tucker; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband Howard Flippo; parents, William and Gladys Martin Galloway; 3 brothers William, Buddy and Teddy Galloway; 1 sister, Mable Galloway and 1 grandson, Brett Haley.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Williams, Sarah Velma - Age 102 - Hamilton, AL

Sarah Velma Williams, age 102, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, May 31st, 2008 at the Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 1, 2008 at Marion County Funeral Home in Hamilton.  Funeral services, 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2008 at Shottsville Church in the Shottsville Community.  The body will lie-in-state at the church from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (time of service).  Burial in Shottsville Cemetery.  Bro. Mac Buttram and Bro. Ricky Smith, officiating ministers

Born on Aug. 22, 1905, in Marion County, she was the daughter of the late Truelove and Etta Gilliland Shotts. At the time of her death, she was the oldest living member of the Shottsville United Methodist Church. She had been a member since 1920.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Sanders B. Williams, and sons, Ed and Gail “Boney” Williams.

Survivors include her daughters - Ave Nell (Thurston) Nix, Betty (Bill) Weaver and Annie Faye (Everette) Sullins, all of Hamilton; son - Bryon (Judy) Williams, Guin; daughter-in-law - Ruby Williams, Hamilton; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL. directing.

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Tice, Ruby Parsons - Age 56 - Hamilton, AL

Ruby Parsons Tice, age 56, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Visitation after 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2008 at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at the Antioch Church with burial in Antioch Cemetery.  Bro. Randy Lee officiating.

Ruby was born January 30, 1952 in Springfield, Ohio to Willis and Phyllis Burton Parsons.  She was disabled at the time of her death.

She is survived by her 2 daughters, Angie (Michael) Cochran, and Jennie (Jimmy) McDaniel; 5 grandchildren, Morgan, Zack, Faith, Hannah, and Josh; father, Willis Parsons; sisters, Debbie Gullet, and Kristi Bradley; brothers, Greg Parsons, and Neal Parsons.

She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Tice and her mother, Phyllis Parsons.

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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Warren, Flora Carter - Age 88 - Detroit, AL

Flora Carter Warren, age 88 of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, AL.

Visitation, Friday, May 30, 2008.  Funeral service Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Cooper Freewill Baptist Church, (lie-in-state from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. prior to service).  Bro. Deven Henry and Bro. Freddie Miles officiating.  Burial in Cooper Cemetery.

Ms. Warren was born February 1, 1920 in Marion County, AL. to Eddie and Anna Clifton Carter.  She was a retired Factory worker and a Supervisor.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Robbie Whitehead of Sulligent, AL; 1 son, Junior Warren, of Detroit, AL.; 8 grandchildren; and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benton Warren; a son, Robert Warren; her parents, Eddie and Anna Carter.

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

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

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Jeffreys, Elvie Daniel - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Elvie Daniel Jeffreys, age 89 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Visitation, Saturday, May 31, 2008, 12:00 Noon - 2:00 p.m. (prior to service) at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Tommy Franks, Bro. Danny Stanford, and Bro. Edward Puckett officiating.

Mr. Jeffreys was born August 19, 1918 in Marion County, AL. to William Burl and Effie Belle Mason Jeffreys.  He was a Retired Rural Letter Carrier and served the US Navy during WWII. 

He is survived by 1 daughter, Joann (Olen) Rye; 1 son, Brente (Rita) Jeffreys; grandchildren, Tracy (Gerita) Rye, and Georgia Jeffreys; great-granddaughter, Audra Rye; and 1 sister, Estelle Noe.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna Louise Jeffreys; his parents, William Burl and Effie Belle Jeffreys; 4 brothers, Romie, Troy, Ramond, and Thomas; 2 sisters, Ivous, and Gert.

He was a great father and friend.  He will be sorely missed.

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

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

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Allen, Billy - Age 67 - Vernon, AL
(May 14, 1941 - May 31, 2008)

Mr. Billy Allen, age 67, of Vernon, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 2, 2008 at 11:00 A.M. at Full Gospel Worship Center where the body will lie-in-state at the church from 10 until 11 A.M. with burial in Wofford Cemetery. Bro. James Godsey will be officiating.

Mr. Allen was born May 14, 1941 in Lamar County, AL to the late Redden and Ollie Mae Humbers Allen. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Allen attended Lamar County High School. He had previously worked at Seminole Mfg. in Columbus, MS.

SURVIVORS: 2 Sons: Michael Wayne (Bonnie Markham) Allen, Vernon, AL Tony Lynn (Janet) Allen, Vernon, AL 1 Daughter: Teresa Ann Allen (Johnny) Woodruff, Guin, AL Grandchildren: April Allen, Michael Allen Jr., Ashley Blanton, Amber Allen and Brent Hartley Great Grandchild: Brooklyn Blanton 2 Brothers: John D. Allen, Sulligent, AL W.G. Allen, Sulligent, AL 1 Sister: Jewel Dean Rogers, Vernon, AL.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Redden and Ollie Mae Allen.


Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL, directing.

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Franks, Coach Fred - Age 76 - Winfield, AL

Coach Fred Franks age 76 of Guin, AL died Thursday, May 29, 2008 at his residence.

Born in Winfield, AL. He is the Son of the late Frelon Monroe and Pearlie Ethel Sandlin Franks. Fred was a Veteran of the Korean War having served in the US Army and was a member of the Guin First Baptist Church.

He was a graduate of Winfield High School, East Mississippi Junior College and the University of Georgia. He also received a MA from the University of Alabama. He spent his teaching career in Dekalb County, Georgia where he coached basketball and other sports and taught Business Education at Cross Keys High School, Peachtree High School and Henderson High School. He was a member of the Atlanta Tip Off Club and a Charter Member of the Dekalb County Tip Off Club. Fred was inducted to the Marion County Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 and the East Mississippi Junior College Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

He is survived by his Wife, Grace Helen White Franks of Guin, AL, A Son, Lee Barton ( Katherine) Franks of Sugar Hill, GA, A Grandson Kyle Bennett Franks, A Brother, K. Venthal Franks of Winfield, AL, A host of Nieces and Nephews and Special Friends, The Bennett Family of Atlanta.

He was also preceded in death by a Son, John Britt Franks and 9 Sisters and Brothers.

Services held Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Guin First Baptist Church with burial in the Winfield City Cemetery. Bro. Scott Stokes and Bro. Randy Wright officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday from 12:30 pm until 2:00 pm at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Alabama, P.O. Box 1216 Winfield, AL 35594
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Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, AL directing.

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Knight, Larry - Age 66 - Bessemer City, NC

Larry Knight, age 66 of Bessemer City, NC died Saturday, May 31, 2008 in Gastonia, North Carolina.

Born in Marion County, AL. He is the Son of the late William A. and Lillian Robeson Knight. He was a maintenance mechanic in the textile industry. He was a member of the NRA, AARP, and had served in the Alabama National Guard.

He is survived by his Wife, Joyce Knight of Bessemer City, NC, 3 Sons, Russell (Cathy) Romines of Shelby, NC, Timothy Worth of IL, Mitchell (Linda) Smith of Brilliant, AL, 2 Daughters, Belinda (Terry) Henson of Brilliant, AL and Nancy Bell of IL, 6 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren and 3 Step Grandchildren and a Nephew, Jerry Guin of Bessemer City, NC.

Services Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Guin City Cemetery.

Visitation Wednesday 12 - 2 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gaston Hospice, Robin Johnson House, 258 E. Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054 or the Dallas Rescue Squad, 206 S. Oakland Street, Dallas, NC 28034.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, AL directing.
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Moore, Bertha Heptinstall - Age 66 - Guin, AL

Mrs. Bertha Heptinstall Moore, age 66 of Guin, AL, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2008 at her residence.

Mrs. Moore was born on November 10, 1941 in Carrville, AL a daughter of Monroe and Mabel Ford Heptinstall; resident of Marion Co. most of her life; a substitute teacher for Marion County Schools for 5 years; previously a Pre K teacher’s aide in Georgia and seamstress at several garment plants in the Winfield area; and she was a member of Goldmine Church of Christ.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Odell and Monroe David Heptinstall.

Survivors include one son, Woodard Clinton (Connie) Moore of Haleyville; three daughters, Murnie Ann (Wayne) Kelly of Guin, Vena Moore of Winfield and Patricia Lynn Moore of Guin; friend and companion, Joel Dale Pugh of Guin; nine grandchildren, Thomas Scott (Brandi) Smith, Stefanie Denise (Josh) Jennings, Candace Leigh Randolph, Nathan Ray (Amanda) Randolph, Woodard Clinton Moore II, Crystal Diane Wood, Camille Dawn Wood, Ashton Kelly and Chasity Chambers; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ellen (Jim) Seigler of Appling, GA and Leslie Mackey of Haddock, GA; five brothers, J.W. (Ellen) Heptinstall of Jemison, Mac (Clara) Heptinstall of Gary, MS, Jack (Darlene) Heptinstall of Opelika, David (Linda) Heptinstall of Lakeland, FL and Grady (Marjie) Heptinstall of Phoenix City; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the Goldmine Church of Christ. Jerry Self and Thomas Smith officiated. Active Pallbearers were Buddy Holt, David Self, Joseph and Billy Wayne Burleson, Eddie and James Dickinson. Burial followed in Brilliant Memorial Gardens.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Moore, Gertrude Hocutt - Age 97 - Wayside Community in Fayette Co., AL

Mrs. Gertrude Hocutt Moore, age 97 of the Wayside Community in Fayette Co., died Tuesday, May 20, 2008 in the Fayette Medical Center.

Mrs. Moore was born on July 11, 1910 in Fayette Co. a daughter of Pearl Allen Hocutt and Harriett Roberts Hocutt; lifelong resident of the Wayside and Old Union Church areas; widow of Robert Arnold Moore, Sr.; and a member of Musgrove Chapel United Methodist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Victor and Stacy Hocutt.
Survivors include one son, Robert A. (Sarah) Moore, Jr. of Winfield; one daughter, Charlene (John) Gary of Fayette; four grandchildren, Roger (Rhonda) Moore, Renee (Judson) Brooks, Chris (Elizabeth) Gary and Cheryl (Randall) Bowles; eight great-grandchildren, Raul (Kassie) Dominguez Moore, Carlos (Kyla) Dominguez Moore, Alan (Sarah) Moore, Ryan, Rachel and Reid Brooks, Clay and Walt Gary; one great-great-grandchild, Bruce Ray Dominguez; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 7:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Albert Hamm was the officiating minister. Burial followed Friday in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Gu-Win.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Spiller, William J - Age 65 - Guin, AL

Mr. William J. Spiller, age 65 of Guin, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2008 at his residence.

Mr. Spiller was born on October 19, 1942 in Marion Co. a son of William Jackson Spiller and Susie Mae Couch Spiller; resident of Guin and Winfield areas; 1961 Graduate of Winfield High School and Northwest Junior College at Hamilton; employed with Winfield Cotton Mill for 36 years; previously employed with Bruno’s, Winn Dixie and Jacks at Guin; member of Winfield and Guin National Guard; and a member of Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret May Spiller of Guin; one son, Todd (Consuelo) Spiller of Guin; one daughter, Karen Spiller of Guin; four grandchildren, Lauren, David, Jay and Anna Grace Spiller; one sister, Sherion (Russell) Guin of Guin; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Randy Wright was the officiating minister. Active Pallbearers were Keny Trent, John Norris, William Pruitt, Dustin Gilmore, James Hollis and Barry Perry. Honorary Pallbearers were Dalton Nix, David Norris, Boozer Pinkerton, Jimmy Dale Miles and Russell Guin. Burial followed in the Winfield City Cemetery.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Hallmark, Betty Sue Eads - Age 80 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Betty Sue Eads Hallmark, age 80 of Winfield, died Thursday, May 1, 2008 in the Golden Living Center at Winfield.

Mrs. Hallmark was born on March 3, 1928 in Marion Co. a daughter of Moody Augustus and Ada Beauchamp Eads; resident of Winfield most of her life; previously employed with Reltoc Mfg.; widow of Arlie Hallmark; and a member of Poplar Springs Primitive Baptist Church.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Harkins and Kathleen Wood; and four brothers, Wilburn, Jimmy, O.D. and Jackie Eads.

Survivors include one daughter, Carolyn (Wayne) Atkins of Winfield; two granddaughters, Cindy (Mark) Nichols and Tracie (Martin) Graham; four great-grandchildren, Holland Moore, Lawson Nichols, Chloe and Erin Graham; two sisters, Elaine Tucker of Birmingham and Loree Green of Winfield; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Barry Eads, Gary Cordes and Clayton O’Mary were the officiating ministers. Active Pallbearers were Hugh Harkins, Richard Wood, Jim Wood, Tommy Green, Jody Green and Haley Dobbs. Burial followed in the Liberty Cemetery.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Clark, Laurene Aldridge - Age 96 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Laurene Aldridge Clark, age 96 of Winfield, died Thursday, May 1, 2008 in the Golden Living Center at Winfield. Mrs. Clark was born on June 15, 1911 in Fayette Co. a daughter of William Garfield and Ella Mills Aldridge; lifelong resident of Fayette Co. in the Winfield area; widow of Dowell Aubrey Clark who died 12/11/1961; taught music, piano and guitar; sang with family at numerous funerals throughout the years; and a member of Glen Allen Church of Christ.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Rufus, Robert, Jeff and Roland Aldridge; three sisters, Elaine Wakefield, Earlyne Hubbert and Mary Belle McWhirter; one grandchild, Daphne Paige Clark; one daughter-in-law, Betty Clark; and one son-in-law, Roger McCaleb.

Survivors include one son, Hillman Clark of Winfield; two daughters, Mona (Jimmy) McCaleb of Fayette and Sharon Joyce McCaleb of Winfield; eight grandchildren, Dowell (Sue) Clark, Mark (Teresa) Clark, Brooke (Danny) Whitworth, Chandra (Teddy) Norris, Dax (Dana) McCaleb, Amber (Bruce Perry) McCaleb, Natalie (Joe) Maddox and Braxton Clark (Cassie) McCaleb; ten great-grandchildren, Jessica Clark, Brett Clark, Kyle Clark, Eric Dodson, Zachery (Jennifer) Hughes, Isaac Norris, Alexandria Norris, Sarina McCaleb and Aidan McCaleb; one great-great-grandchild, Maci Hughes; two sisters, Melba Perry and Faylene Plunkett, both of Glen Allen; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 11:00 AM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Roger Hubbert was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Hopewell Cemetery.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.
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Jarnagin, Lorene Anglin  - Age 74  - Lawrenceburg, TN

Lorene Anglin Jarnagin, age74, Lawrenceburg, TN. (formerly of Hackleburg), passed away on Thursday, May 29, 2008, at NCH Lawrenceburg.

She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Ora Cleveland Anglin. She was a native of Marion County and was a military mother. She was previously employed withM. Fine and Slant/Slant in Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Jarnagin; daughter, Kathy Leigh Ciuro; and brother, Charles Hughdon Anglin.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, June 1, 2008, at noon from the Neal Funeral Home Chapel of Lawrenceburg. Stephen Moore was the officiating minister.

Graveside services and burial were held at 3 p.m. at Union Hill Cemetery in Hackleburg.

Survivors include her daughters - Wanda Snyder, Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Linda (Michael) Fobes, Munford, Tenn., and Anita (Stephen) Moore, Dickson, Tenn.; son - Floyd Calvin (Anita) Jarnagin, Virginia Beach, Va.; brother - William (Boots) Anglin, Hackleburg; sisters - Faye Terry, Huntley, Tenn., Bertha King, Murray, Ky., Shirley (Wayne) Rayburn, Huntsville, and Ann (J. Hue) White, Hamilton; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and special care-givers - Janice Campbell and Virginia Steadman, both of Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

Hamilton Funeral Home directed the services.

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Alexander, Mackie Emerson - Age 72 - Amarillo, TX  (formerly of Hodges, AL)

Mackie Emerson Alexander of Amarillo died Tuesday, May 20, 2008. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery with Alan Alexander officiating.

Mrs. Alexander was born April 20, 1936, in Hodges, Ala., and was raised in Kress. She was the daughter of the late Joe and Addie Holland Emerson, from Hodges, and Granddaughter of Peter and Nancy Avery Emerson.  She graduated from high school in Blissfield, Michigan and married LeRoy Alexander on March 23, 1955, in Clovis, N.M. They moved to Amarillo in 1973 from Dumas.

She was a loving wife and mother. She worked as a teacher's aide for the Amarillo Independent School District for more than 30 years before retiring in 2005. During her career, she worked at Lamar and Forest Hill, as well as Sleepy Hollow. She loved her job and the opportunity to work with so many children whom she loved so much.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant daughter in 1960.

Survivors include her husband, LeRoy; two daughters, Tammi Alexander of Anchorage, Alaska, and Robin Davis and husband Tommy of Colleyville; two brothers, Rob Emerson of Elizabethton, Tenn., and Gene Emerson of Statesville, N.C.; two sisters, Mary McKenzie of Statesville and Jo Ann Stricklin of Green County, Tenn.; and many other friends and relatives who loved her very much.

The family suggests memorials be to Odyssey Healthcare, 6900 W. Interstate 40, Suite 150, Amarillo, TX 79106.

Arrangements are by Cox-LaGrone Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

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