Obituaries

October - 2008

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Anthony, Shirley Stidham - Age 80 - Hamilton, AL    10/27/08

Barry, Christina M. - Age 80 - Vina, AL    10/7/08

Baughn, Randy - Age 51 - Sulligent, AL    10/3/08

Beasley, Harold Green - Age 80 - Winfield, AL    10/10/08

Bell, Joyce M. - Age 73 - Destin, FL (born in Vernon, AL)    10/18/08

Christian, John Ruben - Age 93 - Vernon, AL    10/29/08

Clement, Elbert L. "Red" - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL    10/30/08

Edgeworth , Vaudeen - Age 92 - Detroit, AL    10/18/08

Emerson, Mrs. Audie Lee Mitchell - Age 95 - Hamilton, AL    10/16/08

Emerson, Mrs. Carlou Sophronia Shotts - Age 96 - Hot Springs, AR (Formerly of Hodges, AL)    10/9/08

Emerson, Shirley Anglin - Age 57 - Hodges, AL    10/3/08

Fleming, Somar Ellen Dyar - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL    10/20/08

Green, Ella Mae - Age 81 - Red Bay, AL     10/9/08

Hamilton, Maxine Colburn - Age 72 - Hamilton, AL    10/24/08

Harris, Dexter M. - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL   10/19/08

Holland, Bennie "Oesvil" - Age 77 - Hamilton, AL    10/16/08

Holliman, Floy Lee Green - Age 89 - Winfield, AL    10/28/08

Hulsey, Rex Allen - Age 38 - Brilliant, AL    10/28/08

Ivy, Jr., James Alvin - Age 50 - Hamilton, AL   10/17/08

Jenkins, Julian C. - Age 91 - Red Bay, AL    10/5/08

Johnson, Hubert - Age 88 - Fulton, MS    10/12/08

Mann, Ruby Mae Summerford - Age 92 - Indianapolis, IN (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    10/24/08

Mars, Mr. Marcus Eddie - Age 83 - Detroit, AL    10/9/08

Minor, Travis Randall - Age 54 - Hamilton, AL    10/21/08

Raburn, Emitt Elton - Age 92 - Hackleburg, AL    10/22/08

Sanderson, Charlie Fay McMullan - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL    10/10/08

Self, Regena "Sis" Palmer - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL    10/29/08

Shotts, Gerthie Childers Franklin - Age 95 - Vina, AL    10/7/08

Stutts, James B. - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL    10/27/08

Taylor, Deron Craig - Age 40 - Hamilton, AL    10/8/08

Taylor, Kittie Rae - Age 78 - Winfield, AL    10/21/08

Wilson, Susie B. - Age 74 - Fayette, AL    10/29/08   

Young, James Billy - Age 64 - Sulligent, AL    10/29/08

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Emerson, Shirley Anglin - Age 57 - Hodges, AL

Shirley Anglin Emerson, age 57, of Hodges, Alabama passed away Friday, October 3, 2008 at the Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, October 4, 2008 at New Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.  The body will lie-in-state at the church from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 5, with funeral service to begin at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at New Mt. Carmel Church in Hodges, AL.  Burial in Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery.  Bro. Tony Wood officiating.

Ms. Emerson was born December 7, 1950 in Arkansas, to Ruben and Johnnie Buchannan Anglin.  She was the Owner and Operator of Emerson Steps.

She is survived by her husband, Bryan Emerson; children, Chrissy McCarley, Bryna (Josh) Lawler, Scott Emerson, Marty Emerson, and Christie Emerson; 9 grandchildren; 2 sisters; 3 brothers; and a special friend, Lori Parrish.

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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Baughn, Randy - Age 51 - Sulligent, AL
(March 17, 1957 - October 3, 2008)

Mr. Randy Baughn, age 51, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Friday, October 3, 2008 in Williams, Iowa.

Funeral services, Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Pickle Cemetery. Bro. Wayne Dove officiating. Visitation, at the funeral home Monday evening, October 8, 6:00 until 9:00 p.m.

Mr. Baughn was born March 17, 1957 in Marion County, AL to the late Troy and Olis Jane Whitehead Baughn. He was a member of Detroit Baptist Church. Mr. Baughn was an automotive enthusiast with cars, trucks and motorcycles. He enjoyed working, spending time with his grandkids and motocross racing. Mr. Baughn worked for CJ Farms and had previously worked at NACCO.

He is survived by his son, Brandon (Amanda) Baughn, Hamilton, AL.; daughters, Miranda (Kevin) Rodrigues, Katy, TX., Lacie (Josh) Boshell, Detroit, AL.; grandchildren, Sydney Baughn, Baleigh Rodrigues, Tyler Boshell and Rylee Boshell; brother, Michael (Donna) Baughn, Sulligent, AL.; sisters, Annette (Thurston) Butler, New Hope, MS., Jannette “Cricket” Dubose, Sulligent, AL; girlfriend, Amber Mae “Puddin” McCoy, Sulligent, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy “Dude” and Olis Jane “Cooter” Baughn; and sister, Stephany Jane Baughn.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Taylor, Deron Craig - Age 40 - Hamilton, AL

Deron Taylor, age 40, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral, memorial service, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 10, 2008.  Lester Isbeal officiating.  Burial in Barnsville Cemetery.

Mr. Taylor was born September 23, 1968 in Marion County, Alabama, he was a Truck Driver.  He is survived by his mother, Derothea Parmer Trimm; his father, Ercell Taylor; and 1 brother, Ricky Taylor.

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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Mars, Mr. Marcus - Age 83 - Detroit, AL

Mr. Marcus Mars, age 83, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Visitation, Friday evening, October 10, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, Saturday morning, 11:00 a.m. October 11th, at Cooper Freewill Baptist Church, burial in Cooper Cemetery.  The body will lie-in-state from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the church.  Jack Harder and Myles Evans officiating.

Mr. Mars was born January 3, 1925 in Mississippi to the late Frank and Sarah Jane Essery Mars.  He was a retired Truck Driver.

He is survived by his children, Evelyn Mills and the late Bill Mills, Laverne Montgomery (Johnny), and Eddie Mars (Marsha); 6 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and 4 step-great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Jane August; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey Jane Mars; his parents, Frank and Sarah Mars; 1 brother; and 4 sisters.

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

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Emerson, Mrs. Carlou Sophronia Shotts - Age 96 - Hot Springs, AR (Formerly of Hodges, AL)

Mrs. Carlou Sophronia  Shotts Emerson, age 96, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Hodges, Alabama, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008, in Hot Springs, AR.

Visitation, Sunday, October 12, 2008, 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, Monday morning, 11:00 a.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Shottsville Cemetery.  Steve Lawley, James Nichols, and Ricky Smith officiating.

Carlou Sophronia Shotts was born August 24, 1912 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Winston Young "Dellion" McHenry and Mollie Cumelle McCarley Shotts.  She was a homemaker.

Carlou Sophronia Shotts married R. D. Emerson
June 10, 1938; they had five children. 

Hilda (Jack) Allen have two children;
Steve (Lynne) - two sons and a daughter
Vicki (Bob) Dolsen - two sons.

Jerry (Hudon) Marbutt have six children;
Sheila (David) Wooten - a daughter and two sons,
Cheryl - a daughter, a son and a granddaughter
Eugene - a daughter
Shelly (Tim) Carter - a son
Jeremy (Devin)
Karla (Matt) Dodd - a daughter

Doyle (Jeanette) Emerson - three children;
Dennis (Toni) - a son and a daughter
Chris (Kim) - a daughter;
Kyla (Jason) Warnick - a son

Dennis was called home by his Heavenly
Father at the age of four.

Mary Sue (Tony) Privatte - two children;
Toney Jr. - two daughters
Tammy - a daughter

Two great-grandsons-in-law,
Brad Whisnant and Jonathon Upton.

In 1981 Carlou married Norm Leighton
(deceased); they were married eleven years.

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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Shotts, Gerthie Childers Franklin - Age 95 - Vina, AL

Mrs. Gerthie Childers Franklin Shotts, age 95, of Vina, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the Marion Regional Medical Center.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Mt. Hope Freewill Baptist Church.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at the church.  Jack Harder and Dewayne Wells officiating.  Burial in Liberty Cemetery.

She was born July 10, 1913, in Franklin County, Alabama to the late Wess and Annie Johnson Childers.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her children, D.W. Franklin (Kathy), Clifton Franklin (Betty Jean), Jean Emerson, Roland Shotts, Betty Mitchell (Odis), and Jimmy Shotts (Marie); and a host of grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Jack Franklin and Clyde Shotts; a son, Denford (Girlene) Franklin; a son-in-law, Billy Joe Emerson; a daughter-in-law, Sandra Shotts; and a grandson, David Joe Emerson.

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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Sanderson, Charlie Fay McMullan - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Charlie Fay McMullan Sanderson, age 88, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, October 10, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home.

Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 12, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m. after the visitation.  Dr. Todd Evans officiating.  Burial in Smyrna Church Cemetery.

Charlie Fay was born June 13, 1920 in Lee County, Mississippi to the late G.C. and Maggie Payne McMullan.  She was a retired Nurse and she was of the Methodist faith.

She is survived by her son, Jimmy (Ann) Sanderson, Hamilton, AL.; grandson, Marty (Wendy) Sanderson, Hendersonville, TN.; great-granddaughter, Morgan Sanderson, Jasper, AL.; sister, Geneva Comer, Hamilton, AL.; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

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

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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Beasley, Harold Green - Age 80 - Winfield, AL

Harold Green Beasley , age 80, of Winfield, passed away Friday, October 10, 2008.

Chapel service will be Sunday 2:00 PM with burial in Liberty Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 12:30 - 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

Survivors include son, Dennis (Amanda) White, Winfield; daughter, Lynn (Peter) Hardin, Hoover; 5 grandchildren; brother, Joe Beasley, Huntsville; sister, Jean Miller, Montevallo; nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL directing.

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Green, Ella Mae - Age 81 - Red Bay, AL

Ella Mae Green, age 81, of Red Bay, AL., passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008, at Coffee County Regional Hospital in Douglas, Ga.

Visitation was from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and continued until service time, 2 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Services, at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay where Bro. Lloyd Ray Griffus and Bro. Jeremy Harris officiated. Burial in Holly Springs Cemetery in Hodges, Ala. Her grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

She was born February 6, 1927, in Atwood, Ala., to Theoter G. and Lealon Jane Scott Davis. She was employed by Detroit Slacks for 18 years and was a member of Atwood Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Ruby Bolding of Red Bay, Pat Brigman (Charles) of Baldwyn and Becky Lindsey (Tommy) of Waycross, Ga.; one step-son, Larry Green (Cindy) of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; one sister, Betty Griffus (Lloyd Ray) of Russellville, Ala.; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. "Buck" Green; her parents; two brothers; one sister; one son-in-law; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.


Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay was in charge of arrangements.

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Johnson, Hubert - Age 88 - Fulton, MS

Hubert Johnson, age 88, of Fulton, MS, passed away October 12, 2008, at the Courtyards Nursing Facility.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, October 13, 2008 and will continue from 7 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, 2008 at the McNeece-Morris Funeral Home Chapel with Min. Russ Crosswhite officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

He was born January 17, 1920, to Napolean Bonapart "Boney" Johnson and Texie Isora Wheeler Johnson. He was a member of the Pine Grove Church of Christ. He was a truck driver for Film Transit for over 30 years. He was a veteran of World War II where he received the Purple Heart while serving in the United States army. He was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include two sons, Danny W. Johnson (Audie) of Guin, Ala. and Freddie Joe Johnson (Lena) of Millington, Tenn.; two sisters, Olema Powell of Amory and Ruby Mills of Fulton; seven grandchildren, Joy Jarvis, Vivian Brumett, Aaron Johnson, James Thomas Johnson, Laura Lee Underwood, Marsha Gail Sensing and Christopher Vann; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Johnson, who died in 2003; two sons, William Tommy Johnson and Rickey Dale Johnson; one daughter, Judy Gail Vann; and two sisters, Cloaciel Tucker and Vonzie Taylor.


McNeece-Morris Funeral Home of Fulton, MS in charge of arrangements.

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Jenkins, Julian C. - Age 91 - Red Bay, AL

Julian C. Jenkins, age 91, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at his home.

He was born Sept. 18, 1917, in Trenton, N.C., to Thomas Christopher and Carrie Morton Jenkins. He was a minister for 73 years and a co-founder of New Covenant Church, headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. He was a member of the Assembly of Christ House of Prayer in Dennis. He had his own religious television program at 4 p.m. every Tuesday on Trinity Broadcasting Network at Booneville.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Assembly of Christ House of Prayer in Dennis with Bro. Jackie Hastings officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Survivors include his wife, Rebecca J. Marshburn Jenkins of Red Bay; four daughters, Carolyn Smither (Harlan) of St. Joseph, Mo., Priscilla Jenkins of Los Angeles, Calif., and Madeena Jenkins and Rebecca C. Beal (Larry) of Red Bay; three grandchildren, Wayne Smith (Lori), Sherlyn Jurgensen and Keith Smither (Teresa); and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers will be Harlan Smither, Jim Hastings, Ronnie Hastings, Jackie Hastings, Patrick Hastings and Jerry Hastings.


Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay is in charge of the arrangements.
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Barry, Christina M. - Age 80 - Vina, AL

Christina M. Barry, age 80, died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at the Red Bay Hospital.

She was born June 21, 1928, in Idaho. She was a homemaker and a Presbyterian.

There will be no service. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, Ala.

Survivors include her husband, Alfred Barry of Vina, Ala.; two sons, John Melvin Barry (Linda) of Vina and Jack M. Barry (Michelle) of Sparks, Nev.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Mays, Christina M. Wallcott, Jeremy Michael Barry and Robin Michelle Barry; seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Jessie McBride; a brother, Jack Moore; and a sister, Jessie Glennen.

Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay, AL directing.

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Edgeworth , Vaudeen - Age 92 - Detroit, AL
(July 23, 1916 - October 18, 2008)

Mrs. Vaudeen Edgeworth, age 92, of Detroit, AL, passed away Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral service, Monday, October 20, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at Detroit Church of Christ, where the body will lie-in-state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. Mr. Will White and Mr. Hoyt Hathcock, officiating. Visitation at the funeral home Sunday evening 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Mrs. Edgeworth was born July 23, 1916 in Lamar County, AL to the late Walter Alonzo and Mary Frances “Molly” Hawkins Poore. She was a member of Detroit Church of Christ. Mrs. Edgeworth served as a Sunday School Teacher at the church for many of years. She worked for many years at the lunchroom at Detroit School, Detroit Slacks and at the Detroit City Hall. Mrs. Edgeworth enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty McCracken, Detroit, AL; also survived by Richard and Polly Bow, Detroit, AL; 4 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a brother: James Oliver (Wynona) Poore, Tupelo, MS.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter Alonzo and Molly Hawkins Poore; her husband, Clevis Edgeworth; son-in-law, Wilford McCracken; 3 brothers; and 3 sisters.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Taylor, Kittie Rae - Age 78 - Winfield, AL
(June 28, 1930 - October 21, 2008)

Mrs. Kittie Rae Taylor, age 78, of Winfield, AL, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at St. Vincent’s East.

Funeral services, Friday, October 24, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. at Beaverton Church of God where the body will lie-in-state at the church from 1:00 until 2:00. Burial will follow in the Beaverton Cemetery. Officiating will be Bro. Mark Dean and Bro. Raymond Stewart. Visitation at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. Serving as active pallbearers will be Jeremy Hughes, Freddy Pickle, Tony Bethune, James Burton, Steve Atkinson, Taylor Corkren, Jerry Woods and Bobby Wheeler.

Mrs. Taylor was born June 28, 1930 in Fayette County, AL to the late Hobson and Lula Overton Moore. She was married to the late J.B. Taylor. Mrs. Taylor was a member of the Beaverton Church of God where she participated in the Ladies Auxiliary. She had previously worked at Munsingwear in Guin and Fred’s in both Guin and Sulligent. Mrs. Taylor enjoyed gardening and flowers.

SURVIVORS: 3 Sons: Mike (Mary Ann) Taylor, Beaverton, AL, Kenneth (Earline) Taylor, Winfield, AL, Brady Taylor, Winfield, AL, 3 Daughters: Brenda Taylor, Winfield, AL, Donna Lee, Winfield, AL, Janice Atkinson, Winfield, AL, 7 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, 1 Sister: Faye (Lloyd) Minor, Guin, AL, Half-Sister: Juanita (Danny) Mordecai, Birmingham, AL, Half-Brother: Billy (Melanie) Moore, Birmingham, AL.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Husband: J.B. Taylor, 2 Daughters: Wanda Woods, Linda Marie Taylor, 1 Son: Johnny Wayne Taylor, 1 Grandson: Donald Dewayne Ballard, 1 Granddaughter: Cassidy Bozeman, 1 Brother: Banks Moore.

Otts Funeral Home directing.

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Bell, Joyce M. - Age 73 - Destin, FL (born in Vernon, AL)

Joyce M.Bell, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away on Saturday, Oct., 18, 2008 while residing in Destin, Fla.

She was a 40 year resident of Bessemer, Ala. She was born Nov. 14, 1934 in Vernon, Ala., graduated from Lamar County High School and Livingston State College. She married Earl F. Bell in Birmingham, Ala., in May of 1958.

Mrs. Bell was preceded in death by her parents, Turner and Etma, sisters Helen and Maxine, and brother Clayton.

She is survived by her husband, Earl; sister Shirley Madden of Richmond, Va.; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Sheryl Bell of Las Vegas, Nev.; sons Brian Bell and Jon Bell of Birmingham; and granddaughter, Caroline Bell, also of Las Vegas.

A memorial service will be held at Canaan Baptist Church, 2543 Morgan Road, Bessemer, Ala., on Sat., Oct., 25, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Alzheimer's disease research.

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Hamilton, Maxine Colburn - Age 72 - Hamilton, AL

Maxine Colburn Hamilton, age 72 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, October 24, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral service, Sunday, October 26, 2008, 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton First Baptist Church. Visitation will begin at 1:00
p.m. and continue until 2:00 p.m., the time of service. Bro. Eddie Davidson and Bro. Randy Wright officiating. Burial in
Hamilton Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Memorial Scholarship Fund at First National Bank in Hamilton,
Alabama.

Mrs. Hamilton was born October 22, 1935 to the late Coy Madison Colburn and the late Eulee Nix Colburn Sanders.
She was married to Charles Hamilton and was a retired school teacher.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Hamilton; her 2 daughters, Renee (Kevin) Williams and Dianna (Richard)
Cantrell; 3 grandchildren, Carl (Lacy) Williams, Lindsey Cantrell and Tyler Cantrell; her step-father, Charles Sanders;
special friends, Fannie Jo Lindsey, Paula Hughes, and David and Donna Hightower.

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

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Mann, Ruby Mae Summerford - Age 92 - Indianapolis, IN (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Ruby M. Mann, age 92, of Indianapolis, Indiana, and formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, died October 24, 2008. She was
born September 10, 1916 to the late Howard and Della (Wiginton) Summerford in Amory, Mississippi. Ruby was a
graduate of Hamilton High School, where she met her future husband, George L. Mann. Her primary occupation was
that of minister's wife, but she was employed as a registered nurse in the office of Dr. John Kerr of Hamilton, Alabama.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who dedicated her life to her family and to the Lord. Ruby is survived
by her son Gary Mann (wife Linda); two granddaughters Heather Hunter (husband Brock) and Pamela Schramke
(husband Ryan) and great grandchildren Lily and Beck Hunter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years,
George, and their son George Robert Mann, as well as three brothers: Olan Summerford, D.C. Summerford, and R.P.
Summerford. A funeral service will be held at Hamilton Church of Christ, Hamilton, AL. at 1:00 Tuesday, October 28,
with calling one hour prior. Bill Pratt, W.T. Allison and Ted Burleson officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be
made in the name of George and Ruby Mann to the Scholarship Fund at Freed-Hardeman College, 158 E. Main Street,
Henderson, TN 38340. Friends may send condolences to www.flanner-buchanan.com .


Hamilton Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. Hamilton Funeral Home, 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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Minor, Travis Randall - Age 54 - Hamilton, AL

Travis Randall Minor, age 54 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

Funeral service, Saturday, October 25, 2008, 11:00 a.m. at Praise Assembly Church in Hamilton and the family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service time at the church.  Rev. Mark Barnett officiating.  Burial in Siloam Cemetery, Winfield, AL.

Pallbearers, Ronald Minor, Mike Satterwhite, Joey Satterwhite, Brett Minor, Kevin Tidwell, and Steve Elliott.

Mr. Minor was born December 13, 1953 in Haleyville, Alabama to Travis and Myra Williams Minor.  He was married to Katherine Rudicell Minor and was disabled.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine Rudicell Minor of Hamilton, AL.; 1 son, Caleb Levi Hendrix of Georgia.; his mother, Myra Minor of Hamilton, AL.; 4 sisters, Mary Beasley (Joel) of Hamilton, AL., Linda Nesmith (Titus) of Winter Haven, FL., Frances Elliott (Steve) of Gainesville, FL., Jannette Minor and her son, Brett, of Auburndale, FL.; 1 brother, Ronald Minor (Debi) of Davenport, FL.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jason Randall Minor and his father, Travis Minor.

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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Raburn, Emitt Elton - Age 92 - Hackleburg, AL

Emitt Elton Raburn, age 92, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 24, 2008 at Union Hill Baptist Church, Hackleburg, Alabama.  Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2008 at the church.  Mike Frederick, officiating.  Burial in Union Hill Cemetery, Hackleburg.

Mr. Raburn was born September 17, 1916 in Alabama to the late Harvy and Sara Ann McCaig Raburn.  He was a Farmer and Retired Mobile Home Plant Worker where he worked in the Floor Department.  He was widowed.

He is survived by his daughters, Vera Raburn and Janie Garner (Roger); grandson, Roger Dale Garner (Karen); great-grandson, Daniel Garner; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Allie Mae Raburn; his parents, Harvy and Sara Ann Raburn; 3 brothers; and 7 sisters.

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

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Fleming, Somar Ellen Dyar - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL

Somar Ellen Dyar Fleming, age 93 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, October 20, 2008 at the North MS Medical Center in Hamilton. 

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at the Hamilton Church of Christ.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at the church with the body to lie-in-state from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the church, prior to the service.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Fleming was born September 11, 1915 in Wintergarden, Florida to the late Lawrence Clifford and Frances Giddy Dyar.  She was retired, self-employed, from the Restaurant business.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Dorian "Doris" Rogers of Hamilton, AL., and Wanda Jessica Ezell of Ashland City, TN.; 3 granddaughters; and 3 grandsons.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Garvis Fleming; and an infant son, Neville Fleming.

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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Harris, Dexter M. - Age 85 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Dexter M. Harris, age 85, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2008 at Gilmore Memorial Medical Center, Amory, MS.

Date of Visitation:  12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 19, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home.

Date of Service:  2:00 p.m., Monday, October 20, 2008 at Marion County Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial: Bethlehem Cemetery

Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., assisted the family.

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Ivy, Jr., James Alvin - Age 50 - Hamilton, AL

James Alvin Ivy, Jr., age 59 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, October 17, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 20, 2008 at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church.  Bro. Randall Tice officiating.  Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00, Sunday, October 19, 2008 at the church.  Burial in Antioch Church Cemetery.

Mr. Ivy was born July 12, 1958, in Mississippi, to the late James Alvin Ivy, Sr. and Charlotte Taylor Ivy.  He was married to Lynn Ellen Fields Ivy and was a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn Ellen Fields Ivy; his children, Jessica Lynn Ivy, Fields Edge Ivy, and Robert Luke Ivy; his mother Charlotte Ann Ivy; his grandmother, Francis Miner; his sisters, Sherry Ivy Jordan, and Francine Ivy Smith; and a host of nieces and nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Alvin Ivy, Sr.

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

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Emerson, Mrs. Audie Lee Mitchell - Age 95 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Audie Lee Mitchell Emerson, age 95 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 at North MS Medical Center in Hamilton, AL.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Danny Emerson, Bro. Mac Buttram, and Bro. Kevin Spencer officiating.  Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Saturday, October 18, 2008 at the funeral home.  Burial in Single Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Emerson was born September 24, 1913 in Franklin County, Alabama, to the late Finis and Ozie Strickland Mitchell.  She was retired from Detroit Slacks.

She is survived by 4 sons, Ray (Bobbie) Emerson of East Moline, IL., Lecel (Peggy) Emerson of Davenport, Iowa, Nello (Simmonette) Emerson of Hamilton, AL., and Don (Joy) Emerson of Hamilton, AL.; 2 daughters, Sue Childers of Hamilton, AL., and Bonnie Emerson of Hamilton, AL.; 2 daughters-in-law, Merla Emerson of Hamilton, AL., and Nixola Emerson of Hamilton, AL.; 1 sister, Gladys Holland of Tremont, MS.; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Georgia; 3 sons, Oneal Emerson, Andy (Little Boy) Emerson, and Jack Emerson; son-in-law, Raymond Childers; and a daughter, Patsy.

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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Holland, Bennie "Oesvil" - Age 77 - Hamilton, AL

Bennie "Oesvil" Holland, age 77 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, October 16, 2008 at North MS. Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Date of Visitation:  6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 19, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home.

Date of Service:  2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 19, 2008 at Marion County Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial:  Shottsville Cemetery.

Marion County Funeral Home of Hamilton, AL assisted the family.

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Stutts, James B. - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL

James B. Stutts died Monday, October 27, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 19, 1932 in Rogersville, Alabama, he grew up on a small farm and after graduation from Rogersville High School in 1950; he enlisted in the United States Army.  He served in the Korean conflict for 13 months in 1953 - 1954, an again in 1960 - 1961.  Between these years he was stationed in Alaska for several months and Germany for five years.  His next tour of duty was the Vietnam conflict where he served twice, once from 1967 - 1968, and again in 1970 - 1971.  He received two Bronze Stars for his service in Vietnam.  He retired after 20 years of service as a Chief Warrant Officer 2 in 1972.  After military retirement he was employed at Federal Mogul in Hamilton, Alabama, where he worked until retirement in 1996.  He enjoyed gardening, lawn work, and was always willing to help anyone that needed a helping hand.  He loved listening to Gospel music and watching Alabama football.

He is survived by his wife, Betty J. Stutts, and four children, Sherry Brown and her husband Jimmy Brown of Hamilton, Alabama; Keith Stutts and Becky Stutts, of Omaha, Nebraska; Dr. Michael Stutts and wife Beth Stutts, of Sheffield, Alabama; and Teresa Loden, of Birmingham, Alabama.  He has one sister, Jean Mills and husband Robert Mills, of Rogersville, Alabama.  There are 11 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren with another on the way.  There are many cousins, In-laws and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James Cecil Stutts, and Bertha Perry Stutts, of Rogersville, Alabama.

Special thanks to Drs. Mann, Kalliath, Holden, and Mokulls.  Also thanks to the respiratory department as well as the nurses and staff on the 6th floor at ECM hospital.

The family will receive guests Wednesday October 29, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Hackleburg, Alabama.  The funeral will be October 30, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Steve Laurence officiating.  Burial will Follow at Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg.

Brother Steve Lawrence

Hamilton Funeral Home of Hamilton, Alabama will be handling the arrangements.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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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Anthony, Shirley Stidham - Age 80 - Hamilton, AL

Shirley Stidham Anthony, age 80 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, October 27, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 29, 2008 an the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 30, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Lynn McCullar officiating.  Burial in Liberty Grove Cemetery in Mississippi.

Mrs. Anthony was born August 16, 1928 in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Claude and Dona Sanderson Stidham.  She was married to the late Gay Anthony.  She was retired.

She is survived by her 3 sons, Bobby L. Anthony, Terry R. Anthony, and Michael D. Anthony and a host of grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gay Anthony and her parents, Claude and Dona Sanderson Stidham.

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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Christian, John Ruben - Age 93 - Vernon, AL
(July 22, 1915 - October 29, 2008)

Mr. John Ruben Christian, age 93, of Vernon, AL, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at the Care Center of Vernon.

Funeral services, Friday, October 31, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Fairview Baptist Church where the body will lie-in-state from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Officiating minister, Bro. Tim Sizemore. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8 p.m.

Active pallbearers, Gary Corbett, Larry Bennett, Mike Oakes, Danny Oakes, Chris Sizemore, James Orland Smith and Larry Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Jo Ann Pickle, Amanda Hill, Wendy Phillips, The Staff and Residents of Care Center of Vernon, Heart to Heart Hospice and Bro. James Walden.

Mr. Christian was born July 22, 1915 in Lamar County, AL to the late Noah and Susie Brown Christian. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church. Mr. Christian had previously worked at Phillips Construction in Columbus, MS. He was retired from the Lamar County Commission where he worked as a heavy machine operator. Mr. Christian was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. He enjoyed walking and playing the harmonica.

He is survived by one daughter, Mary Sue (Charles) Moore, Fayette, AL; 1 step-daughter, Sherry Lynn Smithson, Panama City, FL; 1 sister, Beatrice Oakes, Vernon, AL; 3 grandchildren, Chuck (Norma) Moore, Birmingham, AL; Greg (Amanda) Moore, Fayette, AL; Danny (Brandy) Moore, Tuscaloosa, AL; 3 great grandchildren, Merideth Moore, Catherine Moore, and Mary Beth Moore.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Noah and Susie Brown Christian; first wife, Lela Rae Smith Christian; and his second wife, Millie Gray Sizemore Christian.

Otts Funeral Home directing.
 
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Young, James Billy - Age 64 - Sulligent, AL
(March 13, 1944 - October 29, 2008)

Mr. James Billy Young, age 64, of Sulligent, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral services, Friday, October 31, 2008, 10:00 a.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Bro. John Nicholson officiating. Visitation, Thursday evening, October 28, at the funeral home from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Pallbearers, Wayne Woolbright, Michael Woolbright, James Woolbright, Jason Barnes, Johnny Vaughn and Anthony Harris.

Mr. Young was born March 13, 1944 in Lamar County, AL to Myrtis Lucille Young Barnes and the late J.B. Barnes. Mr. Young was a 1962 graduate of Sulligent High School. He was retired from the U.S. Army. Mr. Young enjoyed watching movies, reading and shopping.

He is survived by his mother, Lucille Barnes, Sulligent, AL; 2 brothers, Edward Barnes, Gattman, MS, George Barnes, Jasper, AL; 4 nieces; and 1 nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father, J.B. Barnes; grandparents, George W. Young, Viola Young and Kelsie and Cora Barnes; sister-in-law, Glendale Barnes.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Self, Regena "Sis" Palmer - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Regena "Sis" Palmer Self, age 86 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, AL.

Visitation, Thursday evening, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 31, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.  Burial in Love Joy Cemetery north of Hamilton.

Mrs. Self was born October 11, 1922, in Marion County, Alabama to the late Bud and Mertie Smith Palmer.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by 1 son, Wayne Self (Sherry); 1 daughter, Doris Burns; 1 son-in-law, Donald Burgett; and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband , Curtis Self; daughter, Teresa Burgett; and her parents, Bud and Mertie Palmer.

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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Holliman, Floy Lee Green - Age 89 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Floy Lee Green Holliman, age 89, of Winfield, AL, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2008.

Survivors include her husband, Roy Holliman, Winfield, AL; brothers, Hewitt Green, Winfield and Paul G. Greene, Pensacola, FL; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Chapel service, Saturday 2:00 p.m. at Miles Funeral Home with burial in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Gu-Win. Visitation will be Saturday 12 Noon until 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL., directing.
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Hulsey, Rex Allen - Age 38 - Brilliant, AL

Rex Allen Hulsey, age 38, of Brilliant, AL, passed away Tuesday, October 28, 2008.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Hulsey, Brilliant; sons, Alan Goodwin, Sulligent, Nathan Goodwin, Winfield, Kaleb and Jerrod Atkinson, Brilliant; grandchild, Mariah Harris Goodwin; grandmother, Vernell Hulsey (Merlin) Stough, Brilliant; brother, Lee (Jana) Hulsey, Brilliant; sister, Ginger Vaughn, Cartersville, GA; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Chapel service 2:00 p.m. Friday, at Miles Funeral Home, with burial in Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Visitation Thursday evening. 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL., directing.

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Clement, Elbert L. "Red" - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL

Elbert L. "Red" Clement, age 88, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, October 30th, 2008 at the North MS. Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral service, Saturday, November 1, at 11:00 a.m. with open visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church.  Burial in the Shiloh Cemetery.  Bro. Eddie Davidson officiating.

Mr. Clement was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey Lee and Flora Cox Clement and a daughter-in-law, Linda Clement.  Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years, Lois Dyar Clement; daughter, Vivian C. Sullenberger of Cairo, Georgia; son, Brent Lee Clement of Russellville, Alabama; daughter, Andrea C. Harbison of Vestavia Hills, Alabama; grandchildren, Kent Eric Wiginton, Kyle Evan Wiginton, Keri Ellse Wiginton, Ashley Nicole Clement, Kelly Marie Clement, James Ethan Harbison, Anna Lee Harbison, Sarah Lynn Harbison; great-granddaughter, ella Claire Wiginton; and sisters, Ozell Dyar of Hamilton, Lorene Graben of Hamilton and Elmo Nix of Phil Campbell, Alabama.

Elbert "Red" Clement was born in Hamilton, Alabama August 15, 1920.  He proudly joined the 46th Naval SeeBee Battalion and served from 1941 to 1945.  During this time he was stationed in the South Pacific.  He returned to marry and to have a career in construction of highways and bridges in North Alabama.  He was also a registerred land surveyor for most of his life.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hamilton.

He was loved and admired by those who knew him.  He was a man of wisdom and lived a life committed to his family and community.  He touched everyone he knew with his sense of humor and his love of life.

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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Wilson, Susie B. - Age 74 - Fayette, AL

Susie B. Wilson, age 74, of Fayette, AL passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2008.

Funeral service, Monday, November 3, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Newtonville, AL. where she was a member. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. O.L. Morgan will officiate.

She was a seamstress for Lanier Manufacturing Company.

Mrs. Wilson is survived by one daughter, one son, two sisters, and two brothers.


Fayette Funeral Home, Inc. directing.

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