Obituaries

September - 2008

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Adams, O. L. - Age 81 - Winfield, AL    9/22/08

Andrews, Mildred Lee Cox - Age 98 -  Birmingham, Alabama (formerly of Russellville)    9/16/08

Andrews, Rita - Age 74 - Guin, AL    9/19/08

Ballard, Retha M. - Age 91 - Hamilton, Alabama    9/9/08

Belew, Billie Jean Sparks - Age 71 - Russellville, AL    9/19/08

Black, Dorothy Hamm  - Age 85 - Kennewick, WA (formerly of Winfield, AL)    9/10/08

Bobo, Martha Cribbs - Age 68 - Sulligent, AL    9/25/08

Bryan, Christine Sandlin - Age 82 - Winfield, AL    9/8/08

Bryant, Buren Edward - Age 90 - Winfield, AL     9/23/08

Burleson, Fredia - Age 84 - Guin, AL    9/24/08

Burnett, Gloe Etta Webb - Age 89 - Guin, AL    9/1/08

Byrd, Carolyn Ballard - Age 56 - Hamilton, AL    9/18/08

Canerday, Ozell Wright - Age 96 - Montgomery, AL (formerly of Hamilton, AL)    9/13/08

Carrigan, Marie A. Nixon - Age 67 - Grand Rapids, MN    9/23/08

Cochran, Opal Elouise - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL    9/17/08

Cole, Amos - Age 78 - Hodges, AL    9/29/08

Collins, Hershel - Age 79 - Winfield, AL    9/8/08

Cornelius, Danny W - Age 57 - Russellville, AL    9/14/08

English, Esther Mae - Age 92 -  Russellville, AL     9/14/08

Finch, John Ellus - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL    9/8/08

Fisher, Sandra Wood - Age 48 - Russellville, AL    9/19/08

Guinn, Paul E.- Age 63 - Muscle Shoals, AL    9/10/08

Hall, Charles Emmett - Age 58 - Hamilton, AL    9/18/08

Harris, Elmer - Age 99 - Adrian, MI (formerly of Bear Creek and Hamilton, AL)    9/7/08

Hester, Winnell - Age 77 - Phil Campbell, AL    9/10/08

Holcomb, Thelma Loden - Age - Hackleburg, AL    9/2/08

Key, Danny - Age 56 - Brilliant, AL    9/28/08

Langston, Mamie Lou Mitchell Norris - Age 90 - Winfield, AL    9/9/08   

Lawler, Eron Chess - Age 88 - Muscle Shoals, AL    9/12/08

Logan, James Millard - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL    9/3/08

McAnally, Ruth Irene Ozbirn - Age 88 - Belmont, MS    9/12/08

McCarley, Sarah Pearl Glasscock - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL    9/22/08

McGee, Howard Franklin "Humble" - Age 72 - Phil Campbell, AL     9/17/08

Miller, Betty Jean - Age 75 - Russellville, AL    9/4/08

Miller, Danny - Age 54 - Winfield, AL    9/23/08

Mitchum, Robert Howard - Age 64 - Laurens, SC (formerly of Winfield, AL)    9/17/08

Moore, Roscoe - Age 88 - Tishomingo, MS    9/14/08

Otts, Harold David - Age 52 - Odenville, AL    9/18/08

Perkins, Greely A. “Greel” - Age 95 - Vernon, AL    9/18/08

Rayburn, Maudie Francis - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL    9/5/08

Robertson, Sr., Waldon Jesse - Age 87 - Winfield, AL     9/3/08

Rollins, Charles "Buck" Oscar - Age 75 - Phil Campbell, AL    9/17/08

Rye, Clayton - Age 79 - Vernon, AL    9/19/08

Sims, Jane Howell - Age 80 - Eldridge, AL    9/21/08

Tarwater, Wyman Milton - Age 97 - Guin, AL    9/2/08

Tidwell, Davy Allen “Brunie” - Age 52 - Bankston, AL    9/4/08

Tidwell, Virginia Mae Roby - Age 80 - Eldridge, AL    9/15/08

Webb, Eunice Retha Spiller - Age 82 - Winfield, AL    9/9/08

Whitehead, Annie Halbrook - Age 92 - Winfield, AL   9/25/08

Williford, Guy - Age 90 - Hackleburg, AL    9/14/08

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Holcomb, Thelma Loden - Age 85 - Hackleburg, AL

Ms. Thelma Loden Holcomb, age 85, Hackleburg, Alabama passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2008.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 6th, 2008 at the Hackleburg Church of Christ.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg, Alabama. Visitation, Friday evening, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Church.

She is survived by her brother, "Sonny James" Loden of Nashville, TN.

(Reprint of comment made during service for Thelma Loden Holcombe, September 6, 2008)

We are here to celebrate Thelma's journey to be with her Lord by his amazing grace.

She spent her entire life serving Him with her ever loving smiling face and friendly hug that made all of us feel as if she was truly a sister.  Encouraging to every young person whose path she would cross and loving compassion for the elderly.  Any heartbreak that any of us were experiencing, Thelma was always there to comfort and hurt with us.
SINCERE LOVE

She was uplifting every time you saw her and I'm sure she would want every one of us here to sing out with enthusiasm as we sing her favorite hymns - Victory in Jesus and God's Family.

Preceded in death by husband, Travis Holcombe, 1990.
Survivors:
Son, Charles Holcombe, wife Yoko and sons, Travis and Jason of Big Canoe, Georgia; Daughter, Donna Holcombe Mora, Husband, Joe and sons, David, and Adam of Lakewood, California.
Brother, Sonny and wife, Doris of Hackleburg, Alabama and Nashville, Tennessee.
Also, her many relatives and friends in this community and across the country, because as you know "once you met Thelma, you were considered her friend".

Early in life, Thelma along with her mother, Della, "Pop" Loden, Ruby Palmer, and brother, Sonny James, made up the family musical group, The Loden Family, later to be known as Sonny Loden and the Southerners.  For years, they appeared on major radio stations throughout the United States.  This well known group was honored many times in the forties by the music industry.  Thelma was a key to their successes.  Her brother would later be known as Hall of Fame member, Sonny James.  Thelma was by his side when was inducted in 2006-2007.

To honor her memory, donations may be made to:

God's Family Evangelistic Ministries
P.O. Box 1933
Hamilton, AL  35570
Or
Hackleburg Church of Christ
Missions Fund
P.O. Box 176
Hackleburg, AL  35564

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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Burnett, Gloe Etta Webb - Age 89 - Guin, AL

Gloe Etta Webb Burnett, age 89, of Guin, Alabama, passed away Monday, September 1, 2008 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, AL.

Funeral service, Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Webb Cemetery in Lamar County, AL.  Bro. Ritchie Emerson officiating. Visitation, Wednesday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was born in Lamar County, AL. to the late David Pervy and Nellie Florence Terrell Webb and the widow of the late E. L. Burnett. A former resident of Adrian, Michigan, she had lived in Guin since 1980. She was a member of the Adrian Free Will Baptist Church.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Barbara (Leon) Gann and Loretta (Wayne) Watson all of Hamilton, AL, 3 sons, David Ricky (Trella) Webb of Haleyville, AL, Gregory (Sandy) Burnett of Fayette, Ohio and Bradford (Gerogian) Burnett of Wauseon, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 2 sons, Harold Knight and Christopher Burnett, and an infant daughter, Gloria Paulette Knight.

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

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 Tarwater, Wyman Milton - Age 97 - Guin, AL

Wyman Milton Tarwater, age 97, of Guin, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral service Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Bro. Tim Alexander officiating. Visitation Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

He was born in Brilliant, Alabama., to the late Walter and Josephine Little Tarwater and was married to the late Addie Lou Tarwater. He had lived in Guin most of his life.

He is survived by 6 daughters, Beverly Haney of Guin, AL., Betty Rawls of Hamilton, AL., Becky Hubbert of Hubbertville, AL., Dorothy Zuber of Guin, AL., Janice Ingle of Winfield, AL., and Belinda Tarwater of Guin, AL.; 2 sons, Billy Jo Tarwater and James Tarwater, both of Guin, AL.; 1 sister, Lillian Meherg of Winfield, AL.; 32 grandchildren; and 49 great and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Josephine Little Tarwater; his wife, Addie Lou Tarwater; 2 daughters, Shelby Tuckey and Patsy Tarwater; 1 son Milton Tarwater; 2 sisters, Catherine Parker and Gertrude Tarwater; and 2 brothers, Buck Tarwater and Lewis Tarwater.

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

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Logan, James Millard - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL

James Millard Logan, age 83 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2008 at the Hamilton Freewill Baptist Church in Hamilton, AL. with burial in Macedonia Cemetery, Millport, AL.  Bro. Edward Puckett and Terron Gentry officiating.

Mr. Logan was born May 23, 1925, in Lamar County, Alabama to the late James Alan and Trannie Lee Fields Logan.  He was retired from the Coca Cola Plant where he served as the plant manager.  He was a Veteran and served in WWII.

He is survived by 2 sons, Gerald (Patricia) Logan, and Jerome (Virginia) Logan; 6 grandchildren, Shawn (Melodie) Logan, Chad (Mandy) Logan, Kristi Logan, and April Logan; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Bertha Stacy, Nector, AL., and Laurice Sprouse.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Florice Verlene Logan; and his parents, James Alan and Trannie Lee Fields Logan.

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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Rayburn, Maudie Francis Anglin - Age 86 - Hamilton, AL

Maudie Francis Rayburn, age 86 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, September 5, 2008 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, AL.

Funeral service, Sunday, 12:00 p.m. (Noon), September 7, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.  Burial in Love Joy Church Cemetery, Hwy. 43 North, Hamilton, AL.  Visitation, Sunday at the Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Noon), service time.

Ms. Rayburn was born November 21, 1921 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Melvin and Mahalia Palmer Anglin.  She was a homemaker.  and the widow of Andy Rayburn.

She is survived by her son-in-law, Howard Swindle; grandchildren, Tommy Swindle, and Myra Johnson; great-grandchildren, Robin, Jonah, and Kyler Swindle, and Simon, Addison, and Andie Johnson; and 1 sister, Mae Sullins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Andy Rayburn; 1 daughter, Helen Swindle; 5 brothers, 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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Finch, John Ellus - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. John Ellus Finch, age 79 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, September 8, 2008.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 9th, 2008, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 10th, at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Devin Henry officiating.  Burial in Cooper Cemetery.

Born October 24, 1928 in Marion County, Alabama to the late John M. and Clifford Allen Finch, Mr. Finch, was a long time employee of Buccaneer Homes in Hamilton, AL., retired as a Security Guard there, and was an avid fan of the University of Alabama football.

He is survived by 1 son, Wayne (Debra) Finch; 2 daughters, Linda (Jimmy) Hawkins, and Brenda (Tommy) Rayburn; 1 brother, Burley Finch; 1 sister, Annette Lamb; grandchildren, Keith Finch, Andrea Rayburn Thomas, Hope Hollis, April Phillips Wood, Shannon Rayburn, Jon Rayburn, and Jeremy Phillips; and 14 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertie Finch; and his parents, John and Clifford Finch.

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, Elmer - Age 99 - Adrian, MI (formerly of Bear Creek and Hamilton, AL)

ADRIAN, Mich. -
Elmer Harris, age 99, of Adrian died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.

He was born Aug. 31, 1909, in Bear Creek, Ala., to Nolan Thomas and Della (Golden) Harris. On Feb. 17, 1932, he married Flora L. Clement. She preceded him in death on Feb. 10, 1997. Elmer had been employed by Bohn #24, later known as Martin Marietta, retiring in 1972. He lived in Adrian from 1943, except for two years that were spent back in Alabama, until his retirement, when he moved to Hamilton, Ala. One of the biggest joys in his life was watching his sons play football, basketball and baseball. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons. He and his wife of almost 65 years loved to travel.

Mr. Harris was a gardener of unusual dedication. He experimented with different types of vegetables in his garden that he tended with great love and pride. He and Flora spent lots of hours canning those vegetables, more for pleasure than need. During his lifetime he worked diligently at the responsibilities he had as farmer, truck driver, foundry worker, sharecropper and a strict father of six children. Gospel quartet singing brought him tremendous pleasure, whether he was performing or just listening.

Elmer is survived by four sons, James W. Harris and his wife, Gerry, of Adrian, Gerald M. Harris of Hamilton, Ala., Douglas T. Harris and his wife, Carol, of Holt, Mich., and Dale Alan Harris of San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Doris June Baker and Anita Jane Duke, both of Adrian; a sister, Myrtle Oliver of Carrollton, Ga. ; a brother, Marion Harris of Carrollton, Ga.; nine grandchildren. 15 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, Ian Michael Andrews, Veda and Jovie Hernandez. In addition to his wife, Flora, he was preceded in death by six brothers, A.T., Matthew, Forrest, James, Thurman and Alfonso Harris; two sisters, Della Harris in infancy and Velma Oliver; and two great-great-grandsons.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Ala., with the Rev. Skip Alexander officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery in Hamilton, Ala. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home. There will be a memorial service at a later date in Adrian. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralhomeadriantecumseh.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Lenawee Medical Care Facility.

Local (Adrian, MI) arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.

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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Canerday, Ozell Wright - Age 96 - Montgomery, AL (formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Ms. Ozell Wright Canerday, age 96, of Montgomery, Alabama, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, September 13th, 2008 at John Knox Manor II in Montgomery, AL.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 15th, 2008 at the Friendship North Baptist Church.  Burial in the adjoining cemetery.  Bro. Elvis Cochran officiating.  Visitation, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church, prior to service.

Ms. Canerday was born December 30th, 1911 in Detroit, Alabama to the late Henry and Alma Real Wright.  She was a retired School Teacher.

She is survived by 1 son, James Vick (Rebecca) Canerday of Montgomery, AL.; 1 grand-daughter, Jannell Canerday, of Memphis, TN.; 2 brothers, Jack Wright, Montgomery, AL., and Phillip Wright of Vernon, AL.; and 1 sister, Mrs. Jessie Neal of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Forrest Canerday.

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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Lawler, Eron Chess - Age 88 - Muscle Shoals, AL
(June 2, 1920 - September 12, 2008)



Eron Chess Lawler, Age 88, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2008 at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in
Florence, Alabama.

The visitation will be 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville, on Sunday, September 14, 2008. The funeral service will
follow at 3:00 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be Bro. Johnny Richardson. Interment will be in Franklin Memory Gardens,
Russellville.

She was born on June 2, 1920.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Ola DeVaney; her husband, Orval Lawler; her daughter, Becky Fowler; her brother
Rayburn DeVaney; three sisters, Glenna Lawler, Betty Britton, and Emma Sue DeVaney; and her great-grandson, Emmitt Christopher
Lawler.

She is survived by her son, William Lawler of Huntsville, Alabama; her daughter, Marcia Weems of Trussville, Alabama; eight
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces & nephews.

Her pallbearers will be her grandsons and great-grandsons.


Spry Memorial Chapel-Russellville, 906 South Jackson Avenue, Russellville, Alabama 35653, Phone: 256-332-1122, Fax: 256-332-6216.

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Hester, Winnell - Age 77 - Phil Campbell, AL 
(October 25, 1930 - September 10, 2008)



Winnell Hester, 77, Phil Campbell, passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at Russellville Hospital.

Visitation, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel on Thursday, September 11, 2008. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 12, 2008 at Spry Memorial Chapel. Officiating will be Bro. Jim Poss. Interment in Knights of Pythias Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clinton Hester; parents, William & Annie Lee Whitfield Carter; brother, James Carter; sister, Ellen Stull.

She is survived by her son, Hugh Hester, Meden, LA; daughters, Glenda & James Vandiver, Russellville, Annette & Jack Lee, Phil Campbell; sister, Elaine & Orvil Harris, Phil Campbell; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 4 nieces & nephews.

Spry Memorial Chapel-Russellville, 906 South Jackson Avenue, Russellville, Alabama 35653, Phone: 256-332-1122, Fax: 256-332-6216.

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Miller, Betty Jean - Age 75 - Russellville, AL
(August 4, 1933 - September 4, 2008)



Betty J. Miller, age 75, Russellville, Alabama, passed away on Thursday, September 04, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Spry Memorial Chapel on Sunday, September 07, 2008. Funeral service, 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 08, 2008 at Spry Memorial Chapel.  Bro. Billy Thorn officiating. Interment in Tharptown Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ollie and Arizona Creekmore; brother, M.C. Creekmore; sisters, Audie Higbee and Gwen South.

She is survived by her husband, Lester C. Miller; children, Patricia Busch, Victoria (Gary) Rotell, and Kristie (Craig) Wind; stepchildren, David Miller, Diane (Kenneth) Wokurka; grandchildren, Donald Busch, Steven Niece, Sean Niece, Ashley Wind, Bailey Wind, Brandon Miller, Joshua Wokurka, Alicia Wokurka, and Venessa Wokurka; sister, Ann Creekmore; and a host of nieces and nephews.


Spry Memorial Chapel-Russellville, 906 South Jackson Avenue, Russellville, Alabama 35653, Phone: 256-332-1122, Fax: 256-332-6216.

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Moore, Roscoe - Age 88 - Tishomingo, MS

Roscoe Moore, age 88, of Tishomingo, Mississippi, passed away Sunday, September 14th, 2008.

Visitation, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 at Forked Oak Baptist Church, Tishomingo, MS. 

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at Forked Oak Baptist Church.  Burial in Forked Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.

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

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Williford, Guy - Age 90 - Hackleburg, AL

Guy Williford, age 90, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Sunday, September 14th, 2008, at the Helen Keller Hospital.

Visitation, 6:00 p.m. - Until, Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 18th, at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Ed Walker and Bro. James Palmer, officiating ministers.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery, Hackleburg, AL.with military honors.

Survivors include his daughters - Judy (Sammy) Taylor, Phil Campbell, and Sheral (Jerri) Manasco, Boaz; grandchildren - Corrie
(Shane) Clay, Hayden, Kyle (Katie) Taylor, Russellville, Michael (Pam) Manasco, Cary, N.C., and James Manasco, Auburn;
great-grandchild - Canaan Clay, Hayden; brother - K.V. Williford, Hodges; sisters - Janie (W.T.) Engle, Michigan, Loie Emerson,
Russellville, and Ethel Tag, Pennsylvania; and a host of nieces and nephews.
 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ella Maxine Williford; brothers, Rex, J.T. and Troy Williford; and sister, Ruth Engle.

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

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Tidwell, Virginia Mae Roby - Age 80 - Eldridge, AL

Virginia Mae Roby Tidwell, age 80, of Eldridge, passed away Monday, September 15, 2008 at her residence.

Funeral service will be Wednesday 2:00 PM from the Tidwell Chapel Church of Christ. In State at Church 1 - 2 PM. Burial to follow in Tidwell Chapel Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jimmy Phillips, Richard Tucker, Cody, Jeremy and Jerard Tidwell and Doug Larkin.

Born on April 5, 1928, in Fayette County, to the late William Thomas and Mary Lee Hitt Roby. She was a resident of Fayette County in the Tidwell Chapel area all of her life. She was retired from Reltoc Manufacturing in Winfield. She was a member of the Tidwell Chapel Church of Christ

Survivors include her husband, Alvis Tidwell, Eldridge; daughter, Linda Diane (Randy) Phillips, Winfield; sons, Billy Gene (Mae) Tidwell, Devine, TX, Johnny Wayne Tidwell, Winfield and Dennis Lee (Glenda) Tidwell, Eldridge; 9 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great- great-grandchild; sister, Jennie Mae Tucker, Eldridge; brothers, Thomas E. Roby, Empire, AL and James A. Roby, Nauvoo; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, William Thomas and Mary Lee Hitt Roby, she was preceded in death by her sister, Opal Roby, and daughter-in-law, Judy Tidwell.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL. directing.

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English, Esther Mae - Age 92 -  Russellville, AL
(March 28, 1916 - September 14, 2008)

Esther Mae English, age 92, Russellville passed away Sunday, September 14, 2008 at her residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, September 15, 2008 at Spry Memorial Chapel, Russellville. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at Spry Memorial Chapel with Bro. Denvil Kiel officiating. Interment will be Franklin Memory Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam English; parents, Charlie & Clara Brewer Melton; step-daughter, Deetra Bearden; brothers, Turk Melton, Nat Melton, Sid Melton; sisters, Ocie Allen, Marie Melton.

She is survived by her step-sons, JW English, Samie English, Jr; sisters, Helen Anderton, Maxine Stokes; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers, Jeff Michael, Laney McAnally, Jake Vandiver, Gene Ward, Charlie Vernon, and Benji Allen.

Spry Memorial Chapel-Russellville, AL., assisted the family.

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Andrews, Mildred Lee Cox - Age 98 -  Birmingham, Alabama (formerly of Russellville) 
(September 9, 1910 - September 16, 2008)

Mildred Lee Andrews, age 98, Birmingham, Alabama (formerly of Russellville) passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at her residence. She was born on Friday, September 9, 1910.
The visitation will be 9:30 -11:00 a.m. Friday September 19, 2008, at Spry Memorial Chapel. The funeral will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Bro. Charlie Britnell will be officiating. Burial will follow at Franklin Memory Gardens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, L.H. Andrews, the former minister of the Littleville Church of Christ.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Sue Britnell; son-in-law, Charlie Britnell; brother, Preston and Georgia Cox; 4 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Andrews was a former teacher at Athens Bible School. She taught regular Bible classes at her church even into her 90's. She was a great influence to her family and her community.

A memorial service was held at her home congregation, Tarrant Church of Christ in Birmingham, on Wednesday, September 17, 2008.

Spry Memorial Chapel-Russellville, AL., assisted the family.

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McGee, Howard Franklin "Humble" - Age 72 - Phil Campbell, AL
(July 26, 1936 - September 17, 2008)

Howard Franklin "Humble" McGee, age 72, Phil Campbell, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008.

His visitation will be: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 18, 2008 @ Spry Memorial Chapel.

The funeral will be: 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2008 @ Spry Memorial Chapel.

Burial will be in: Oak Grove Cemetery.

Spry Memorial Chapel-Russellville, AL., assisted the family.

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Guinn, Paul E.- Age 63 - Muscle Shoals, AL

Paul E. Guinn, age 63, of Muscle Shoals, AL., passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at his home.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2008 at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL. Bro. Greg Philamlee officiating. Visitation to continue until service time. Burial in Halltown Cemetery at Vina, AL.

He was born December 28, 1944, in Franklin County, AL., to Troy and Agnes Louise Pendergraph Guinn. He worked in shipping and receiving at Abbott Laboratories.

Survivors include three sons, Michael Guinn (fiancée, Linda), Jonathan Guinn (Rebecca) and Daniel Troy Guinn, all of Kenosha, Wis.; two grandchildren, Jonathan Guinn Jr. and Troy Guinn, both of Kenosha; two aunts, Pat Moore (Clyde) of Golden and Maxine Sanders (Ray) of Belmont; three uncles, Gilley Guinn, Orville Guinn and Foy Guinn.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Troy and Agnes Louise Pendergraph Guinn.

His cousins served as pallbearers.


Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, AL. directing.

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McAnally, Ruth Irene Ozbirn - Age 88 - Belmont, MS

Ruth Irene McAnally, age 88, of Belmont, MS. passed away Friday, September 12, 2008, at the Iuka Hospital.

Funeral service, 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of Belmont with Bro. Jack Maroon, Bro. Trent Jaudon and Bro. Earl McAnally officiating. The body to lie in state at the church from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, September 13, 2008. Burial in Belmont City Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 4, 1919, in Belmont to John Thomas and Dottie Pate Ozbirn. She was a former city clerk for the Town of Belmont and secretary at McAnally Insurance Agency from 1972-2000. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Belmont.

Survivors include three children, Jerry McAnally (Marilyn) and Steve McAnally (Barbara), both of Belmont, MS., and Charlotte McNeal (Eddie) of Starkville, MS.; four grandchildren, Carrie Beth Randall (Kevin) of Starkville, MS., Jonathan McAnally (Amanda) of Atlanta, GA., and Molly Trost (Heath) and Anna Kathryn Dunlap (Ted), all of Oxford, MS.; four great-grandchildren, Katie Caroline Randall and Allie Grace Randall, both of Starkville, MS., and Ella Claire Trost and Hampton Ellis Trost, both of Oxford, MS.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles McAnally; her parents, John Thomas and Dottie Pate Ozbirn; two children, Sarah Joy McAnally and Barbara Dale McAnally; and a brother, Carl L. Ozbirn.

Pallbearers, Jonathan McAnally, Heath Trost, Kevin Randall, Ted Dunlap, Charlie Powers, Mark Maroon and Johnny B. Moore.

Honorary pallbearers will be Terrell Pearson, Bob Yarber, Ric Gann, Kelly Holcomb and Mark Ozbirn.


Deaton Funeral Home of Belmont, MS. directing.

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Tidwell, Davy Allen “Brunie” - Age 52 - Bankston, AL

Davy Allen “Brunie” Tidwell, 52, Bankston, AL., passed away Thursday, September 4, 2008, at his residence.

Funeral services, Saturday, September 6, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. from the New River Baptist Church, with burial in the Peter Tidwell Cemetery. C.W. Box and Tucson Stovall officiating ministers. Active pallbearers, Henry, Chesley and Robert McDonald, Junior Tidwell, Tommy Deas, and David and James Allen Dozier.

He was born January 7, 1956, in Marion County, AL., to R.V. Tidwell and the late Robbie Faye Samuels Tidwell. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. He attended church at Serving Grace in Eldridge.

He is survived by his father, R.V. Tidwell; his wife of 30 years - Gwen McDonald Tidwell; 1 daughter, Chrystal (Chris) Thacker, Eldridge, AL; 2 sons, Daniel (Scarlett) Tidwell, Northport, AL., and Davy Allen Tidwell, Jr., Hubbertville, AL.; 4 grandchildren, Dylan and Carlie Thacker, and John Mark and Anna Claire Tidwell; 2 brothers, Walter (Barbara) Tidwell, and Eddie L. “Pete” Tidwell, both of Eldridge, AL.; 2 sisters, Tammy (Owens) McDonald, Winfield, AL., and Christy (James) Hickman, Hodges, AL; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Bryan, Christine Sandlin - Age 82 - Winfield, AL

Christine Sandlin Bryan, age 82, of Winfield, AL., passed away on Monday, September 8, 2008, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Funeral services, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL, with burial in the Old Brand Cemetery. Johnny Autry, David Beaty and H.B. Nelson, officiating ministers. Active pallbearers, Gary Aaron, Bret and Tanner Burleson, Joseph Box, McCain Merchant, Steve Sandlin and Donald Snow.

She was born March 10, 1926, in Marion County, AL., to the late William Avery and Pearlie Spiller Sandlin. She was a resident of Winfield for most of her life. She worked at Munsingwear for several years; widow of Victory “Vick” Bryan; member of Shepherd’s Field Church; she loved gospel music and was a great cook.

She is survived by sons - Ray and Tommy Bryan, both of Winfield; daughters - Shelby (Johnny) Garrie, Sue (Richard) Tucker and FayeNell (Becil) Box, all of Winfield; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and one on the way; sister - Rachel Stocks, Winfield; brothers - Johnny, Donald and Roger Sandlin, all of Winfield; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Avery and Pearlie Spiller Sandlin; her husband, Victory “Vick” Bryan; 1 grandson, Keith Brian Box; 3 brothers, Odis, James and Steven Sandlin; and 2 sisters, Frances Lopez, Mary Cauwels; and 3 infants.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Robertson, Sr., Waldon Jesse - Age 87 - Winfield, AL

Waldon Jesse Robertson, Sr., age 87, of Winfield, AL., passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

Funeral services, Friday, September. 5, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. from the Winfield First Baptist Church, with burial in the Winfield City Cemetery. Charles Ballew, Wayne Watts and Preston Headrick, officiating ministers.  Active pallbearers, Chase and Reid Robertson, Marc Alexander, Heath Smith, Jim Roulaine and Jim Bearden.  

He was born May 6, 1921, in Marion County, he was the son of the late Emit and Sarah Elizabeth Graham Robertson. He was a resident of Winfield for most of his life. He was a retired building contractor and was the previous owner and operator of Robertson Ready Mix. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of the American Legion Post 100 in Winfield and was a member of the Winfield First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Dortha Hollis Robertson; 1 son, Waldon Jesse “Donny” (Cheryl) Robertson, Jr., Winfield; 1 daughter, Walda Kathy (Donny) Alexander, Guin; grandchildren, Emily Alexander (Heath) Smith, Marc and Mariah Alexander, Chase (Mandy), Reid (Jamie), Jessica and Peyton Robertson, and Stan Collins; great-grandchildren - Hannah, Brady and Connor Smith; sisters, Eloise Duckworth, Crossville, and Virgie Lee McMillian, Winfield; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Emit and Sarah Elizabeth Graham Robertson; 1 sister, Amanda Lounell Howton; and 2 brothers, Daniel Theron and William Curtis Robertson.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Byrd, Carolyn Ballard - Age 56 - Hamilton, AL

Carolyn Ballard Byrd, age 56, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, September 18th, 2008 at the residence.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20th, 2008 at the Marion County Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20th following the visitation at the Funeral Home.  Burial in Smyrna Cemetery, Hamilton, AL.

Marion County Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Hall, Charles - Age 58 - Hamilton, AL

Charles Hall, age 58, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, September 18th at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Friday, September 19th, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 20th, 2008 at the Funeral Home.  Bro. Ted Burleson officiating.  Burial in  Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Charles was born May 19, 1950 in Franklin County, Alabama, to the late Emmett and Mattie Self Hall.  He attended Hamilton High School and was a salesman at Freestate Lumber Company.

He is survived by a daughter, Jessica Hall (Gary) Lee, Butler, AL.; a granddaughter, Matilyn Lee, Butler, AL.; 1 brother, Donnie Hall, Hamilton, AL.; nephews, Brad Hall, Phil Campbell, AL., and Brent Hall, Hamilton, AL.; and special friends, Brad Spiller and family.

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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Cochran, Opal Elouise Wiginton - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL

Opal Elouise Wiginton Cochran, age 78, Hamilton, Alabama passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at Russellville Hospital.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2008 at Antioch Church.  Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2008 at Antioch Church.  Bro. Elvis Cochran and Bro. Randal Tice officiating.  Burial in Antioch Church Cemetery.

Ms. Cochran was born September 15, 1930 in Marion County, AL. to the late Burl and Gladys George Wiginton.  She was a homemaker.

She is survived by 9 children, Martha (E.P.) Sanderson, Janice (Orbie) Sullins, Judy (Jack) Reynolds, Louise (Raymond) Edwards, Ann (Ricky) Martin, Reba (Chuck) Jones, Donna (Richard) Hamner, Randy (Kim) Cochran, and Jennifer (Jimmy) Ables; sisters, Vernice Evans, and Raquina George; brothers, Dennis Wiginton, and David Wiginton; 31 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hobert Cochran; her parents, Burl and Gladys Wiginton; 1 daughter; 3 sons; 2 sisters; 1 brother; 2 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

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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Andrews, Rita - Age 74 - Guin, AL

Rita Andrews, age 74 of Guin, AL. passed away Friday, September 19, 2008 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.

Born in River Rouge, Michigan. She is the daughter of the late Frank Roy and Mamie Esther Wineinger Spiceland and the wife of Pete Andrews. She was a former resident of Milan, Michigan and had retired from J. C. Penney's. She had lived in Guin since 1993 and was a member of the Guin Church Of Christ.

She is survived by her Husband, Pete Andrews of Guin, AL, A Daughter, Francie Ray of Houston, TX, A Son, Earl G. Ray of Ypsilanti, Michigan, 2 Grandchildren, Joseph Slone and Amanda Slone, 3 Great Grandchildren, Caleb Slone, Lindsey Slone and Jason Lipsey, 2 Sisters, Beverly Buchanan of Florence, AL and Patricia Hubbert of Guin, AL, A Brother, Roy D. Spiceland of Guin, AL and Several Nieces and Nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a Daughter, Pamela Lynn Ray.

Services held Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 3:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. W. T. Allison and Mr. Roger Hubbert officiating.

Visitation Saturday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Huron Valley Cemetery in Flat Rock, Michigan.


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

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Otts, Harold David - Age 52 - Odenville, AL
(March 23, 1956 - September 18, 2008)

U.S. Veteran, Mr. Harold David Otts, age 52, of Odenville, AL, formerly of Lamar County, AL passed away Thursday, September 18, 2008 as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Funeral services, Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Crews Cemetery. Officiating minister, Bro. Tim Markham. Visitation, Sunday afternoon from 2:00 until service time at 3:00 P.M.

Mr. Otts was born on March 23, 1956 in Sylacauga, AL to Annette Weeks Otts and the late Harold Richard Otts. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Otts served in the United States Air Force in the 1970’s. He was employed by Burhams Fine Cabinets and was a talented portrait artist.

He is survived by his mother, Annette Weeks Otts, Beaverton, AL.; wife, Sandra Farris Otts, Odenville, AL.; daughter, Kayla (Justin) Otts Adcock, Brandon, MS.; sons, Justin Paul Otts, Vernon, AL., Erich Werner Otts, Broken Bow, OK., Trenton Lane Otts, Broken Bow, OK.; step-daughter, Tonya Richardson (David) Lacenere, Birmingham, AL.; grandchildren, Seth Cagle, Savannah Adcock, and Breigh Adcock; brother, Jerry Paul (Martha) Otts, Birmingham, AL.; sister, Angela Otts (Michael) Snow, Morris, AL.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Richard Otts; and his daughter, Amanda Dawn Otts.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directing.

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Perkins, Greely A. “Greel” - Age 95 - Vernon, AL
(April 20, 1913 - September 18, 2008)

Mr. Greely A. “Greel” Perkins, age 95, of Vernon, Alabama, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2008 at the residence.

Funeral services, Saturday, September 20, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Fellowship Cemetery. Officiating ministers, Bro. M.H. Hollis and Bro. Fred Graham. Visitation, at the funeral home on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Jeff Bradford, Jerome Bradford, Justin Bradford, Jason Hardy, Lanier Perkins and Matt Bradford.

Mr. Perkins was born on April 20, 1913 in Lamar County, AL to the late Marion C. and Sibby Jane Taylor Perkins. He and his wife, Eunice Kennedy Perkins were married for 74 years. He attended Taylor Springs Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Perkins was a farmer. He previously worked for the Lamar County Commission District 3. He loved his family, his friends and his church. Mr. Perkins enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and sharing with family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife, Eunice Perkins, Vernon, AL.; 3 daughters, Joyce (Benny) Hardy, Northport, AL., Jane Parker, Vernon, AL., Martha (Wyman) Bradford, Vernon, AL.; 3 sisters, Eulene (Erskine) Taylor, Hamilton, AL., Wilkia Boman, Columbus, MS., Beatrice Pennington, Caledonia, MS.; 8 grandchildren, Barbara Pennington, Vernon, AL., Shelia (Dwayne) McCain, Sheridan, AR., Lanier (Janet) Perkins, Vernon, AL., Jeff (Niki) Bradford, Vernon, AL., Jerome (Kitty) Bradford, Vernon, AL., Renae (Tim) Graben, Somerville, AL., Jason Hardy, Northport, AL., Jessica (David) DuBose, Vernon, AL.; 12 great-grandchildren; 6 step great-grandchildren; 3 step great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Sibby Perkins; 1 son, Marion “Bud” Perkins; 1 great-granddaughter, Shelby Bradford; 3 brothers, J.T. Perkins, Grady Perkins, and Lloyd Perkins; and 1 son-in-law, Vernon Parker.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent directing.

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Belew, Billie Jean Sparks - Age 71 - Russellville, AL
(October 10, 1936 - September 19, 2008)

Billie Jean Belew, 71, Russellville passed away on Friday, September 19, 2008 at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer with her family at her side.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2008, at Spry Memorial Chapel.  Funeral will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel. Bro. Willard Templeman and Bro. A.G. Stepp, officiating. Burial will follow at Franklin Memory Gardens.  Pallbearers, Stephen Cooper, Jamie Cooper, Kenny Belew, Matthew Belew, Brian Fox and Elijah Hester. She loved Crestview Baptist Church and its members.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Marlin Belew; sons, Jerry - Hamilton, Kenneth (Tracey)- Cherokee, Joel (Dr. Paula Belew)- Athens; daughter, Patricia (James Cooper)- Russellville; grandchildren, Brandi (Brian) Fox- St. Louis, MI, Stephen (Kacie) Cooper- Memphis, TN, Jamie Cooper- Russellville, Kenny Belew- Madison, AL, Lindsey Belew- Cherokee, Matthew Belew- Athens; great grandchildren, Jack Cooper- Memphis, TN, Alex Fox- St. Louis, MI; three sisters, Lucille Humphries- Russellville, Barbara Ann Skidmore- Russellville, Linda Underwood- Bethsadie; brothers, James L. Sparks- Florence, O'Neal Sparks- Russellville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wylie and Zelma Sparks, Russellville.

She was passionate about her family. She enjoyed reading, cooking, frying peach pies, playing pinochle, and watching her hummingbirds. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hematology & Oncology Associates in Tupelo, MS, Dr. Julian Hill, Martha, Cheryl and Bobbie. We would also like to thank Dr. Anthony Kalliath and his staff at the Blood and Cancer Center in Florence and Linda Knight. Thanks to Cynthia Rollins and Hospice of the Shoals for the wonderful care that you gave. Special thanks to Renay Hallman, Judy Miller and Sharmaine Fike. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crestview Baptist Church.

Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family. To sign the register book and to offer private condolences to the family, go to www.sprymemorialchapel.com.
 

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Fisher, Sandra Wood - Age 48 - Russellville, AL
(August 4, 1960 - September 19, 2008)

Sandra Fisher, 48, Russellville, AL., Alabama passed away on Friday, September 19, 2008 at Helen Keller Hospital.

The visitation will be 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Monday September 22, 2008, at Spry Memorial Chapel. The funeral will follow at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel. Bro. Buddy Ellington and Bro. Roger Bond will be officiating. Burial will follow at Ramsey-King Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Wood; and grandparents, Nelson and Clara Hutchins, Ester and Lorene Wood.

She is survived by her husband, Arlin Terrell Fisher, Russellville, AL.; children, Christopher Fisher, Russellville, AL., Ashley (Jeff) Slatton, Tuscumbia, AL., Jon Adam Fisher, Russellville, AL.; parents, Emma Jean and Preston Campbell, Littleville, AL.; sister, Ellen (Jimmy) Patrick, Russellville, AL.; 4 grandchildren; aunt, Judy Coates; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Shane Fisher, Lucas Cantrell, Marty Fisher, Freddy Pounders, Mardie Elbert Fisher and Mitchell Reynolds.

The family wishes to sincerely thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Helen Keller Hospital for the compassionate, loving care given during her illness. Special thanks to long-time friend and co-worker Brenda Pounders.


Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family.

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Rye, Clayton - Age 79 - Vernon, AL

Clayton Rye, age 79, of Vernon, Alabama passed away Friday, September 19, 2008 at the Fayette Medical Center.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chandler Funeral Home of Vernon, AL.

Chandler Funeral Home of Vernon, AL., directing.

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Mitchum, Robert Howard - Age 64 - Laurens, SC (formerly of Winfield, AL)

Robert Howard Mitchum, age 64, of Laurens, SC (formerly of Winfield, AL), passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at his residence.

Funeral service, Sunday, September 21, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Miles Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Fayette Memorial Gardens.  Tim Meherg officiating. Visitation, Saturday, September 20, 2008 at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Mr. Mitchum was born November 13, 1943 in Marion Co., AL., a son of Robert and Robbie Mitchum. He worked at several businesses in the upstate and recently at Swift Transportation. He was a U.S. Army Viet Nam veteran and was a member of the Harmony Grove Baptist Church in Winfield, AL.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, William Bert Mitchum. 

Mr. Mitchum is survived by his wife Lois; six daughters, Tana (Stephen) Fuller, Terra Mitchum, Melissa Horn, and Michelle Vasquez, all of Florida, Kathy (James) Esterby of PA, and Kristen (Adam) Scribner of IL; a brother, Jerry (Ann) Mitchum of TX; nine grandchildren; an aunt, Annie Perry of Winfield, AL.; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directing.

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Cornelius, Danny W - Age 57 - Russellville, AL

Danny W. Cornelius, age 57, of Russellville, AL passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2008. He was born on Aug. 29, 1951.

The funeral service was September 15, 2008 at Friendship Baptist Cemetery with Bro. Stanley Hargett officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie George and Willie Elvera Cornelius.

He is survived by his daughter, Katina Petree; brothers, Willie "Billie" Cornelius, Jimmy Cornelius and Roger Cornelius; niece, Sheryl Smith; and three grandchildren.

Spry Memorial Chapel assisted the family.

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Rollins, Charles "Buck" Oscar - Age 75 - Phil Campbell, AL

Charles "Buck" Oscar Rollins, age 75, of Phil Campbell, AL, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at his residence.

He was a native of Birmingham but had lived in this area for the past 45 years. He was a member of Lawler Chapel Church. He was retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 880 and was volunteer firefighter for 25 years and an EMT for Phil Campbell Rescue for nine years.

Funeral service, September 20 at Pinkard Funeral Home in Russellville with Jerry Lawler officiating. Burial was in Liberty Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy J. Rollins; children, William David Rollins of Chico, Calif., Lynda Lacey of Phil Campbell, Joshua Rollins of Georgia and Andrew Rollins of Phil Campbell; sister, Dot Knight and husband Gerald of Russellville; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Oscar and Doshie Cofield Rollins; daughter, Deborah Rollins; and grandson, Christopher Kyle Lacey.

Pallbearers were Jason Rollins, Matthew Duncan, Kevin Lacey, Stephen Lacey, Alan Hufstatler and Phillip Duncan.

Pinkard Funeral Home assisted the family.
 

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Sims, Jane Howell - Age 80 - Eldridge, AL

Jane Howell Sims, age 80, of Eldridge, passed away Sunday, September 21, 2008 in the Hospice of West Alabama Inpatient Care at Tuscaloosa. 

Funeral service, Tuesday 11:00 a.m. from the Eldridge Baptist Church with burial in Old Union Cemetery at Eldridge, AL. Visitation at the church one hour prior to service.  Rev. James F. McCullough was the officiating minister. Active Pallbearers were Greg Sims, Blake Sims, Drew Sims, James Cagle, Chris Penvel and Chad Lineberry.

Mrs. Sims was born on December 22, 1927 in Jacksonville, Florida a daughter of James Singleton Howell and Marie F. Allen Howell; resident of Charleston, SC most of her life; resident of Eldridge since 1949; member of D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution; and a member of Eldridge Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Dell Sims, Sr.

Survivors include her son, George Dell (Janice) Sims, Jr., Eldridge; daughters, Mary Jane (John) Cagle, Conway, AR, Susan (Mike) Everett and Elizabeth (David) Phillips, Tuscaloosa and Barbara (Bill) Burke, Florence; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Dr. James S. Howell, Charleston, SC; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Eldridge Baptist Church or Hospice of West Alabama Inpatient Care in Tuscaloosa.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing.

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Black, Dorothy Hamm  - Age 85 - Kennewick, WA (formerly of Winfield, AL.)

Dorothy Hamm Black, age 85, of Kennewick, Washington, formerly of Winfield, AL., passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2008.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

She was born January 9, 1923, in Selma, AL., to the late Julius C. “Big Buddy” and Clemmie Mae Lee Hamm. She lived in Winfield, AL. until 2002 when she moved back to Kennewick, WA. She was a retired assistant vice-president of Winfield State Bank. She was a member of the West Highland Methodist Church in Kennewick.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rastus Black, and her parents, Julius C. “Big Buddy” and Clemmie Mae Lee Hamm; and daughter, Cathy Black.

She is survived by her son, Julius W. “Buddy” (Pam) Black, Kennewick; grandchildren, Chris (Mary) Black, Bellevue, WA., Barron (Cheri) Black, and Zachary (Sarah) Wearstler, both of Kennewick, WA., Braden McKechnie, Robby Rafuse, and Renee (Jeremy) Ray, all of Huntsville, AL,. and Brad (Rachel) Wearstler, Bend, OR.; and great-grandchildren, Carter, Macy and Fisher Black, Bellevue, WA., Samuel, Noah, Grace and Olivia Black, and Dayton Wearstler, all of Kennewick, WA., and Cyrus and Theo Wearstler, both of Bend, OR.


Hillcrest Memorial Center of Kennewick, Wash., directed the services.

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Ballard, Retha M. - Age 91 - Hamilton, Alabama

Retha M. Ballard, age 91, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at her residence.

Ms. Ballard was born February 18, 1917, in Marion County, AL. to the late Howard and Edgar Gann Palmer. She was retired from the Marion County Board of Education as a lunchroom worker.

Funeral services Thursday, September 11, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, with burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens. Jason Hammontree and Jeff Fleming, officiating ministers.

She is survived by her nephews, Billy Douglas (Jenny) Palmer, and Bob (Linda) Palmer; 1 niece, Ann (Jim) Quarrells; great-nieces, Paige (Tim) Lightsey, and Anna (Jonathan) Gilmore; great-nephew, Jim (Jennifer) Palmer; and dear friends, Gary, Susie, Jason, Eric (Melissa) and Elliott Post.

Active pallbearers were Jim Palmer, Tim Lightsey, Jonathan Gilmore, Jason and Eric Post and Brad, Brian, and Brandon Johnson.


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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Collins, Hershel - Age 79 - Winfield, AL

Hershel Collins, age 79, of Winfield, AL, passed away Monday, September 8, 2008, at his residence.

Funeral service, Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at 2 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. C.W. Box officiating.

He was born September 2, 1929, in Mingo County, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Tim Brooks and Zina Huff Collins. He was a resident of Chicago, IL., and a resident of Winfield, AL. for the past several years. He was a U.S. Army Korean veteran. He was retired from Continental Conveyor in Winfield and the Alabama National Guard, Winfield 877th Engineering. His last employment was at Buccaneer Homes in Winfield where he was a security guard. His church affiliation was Baptist.

In addition to his parents, Tim Brooks and Zina Huff Collins, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mary Walls and Dorothy McCoy, and brothers, Henry, Clifford and Bud Collins.

Survivors include his wife, Lenora Williams Collins; daughter, Regina (Terry) Hollingsworth, Winfield; grandsons, Justin (Sarah) and Grant Hollingsworth; brothers, Jackie Collins, Moulton, and Harold (Linda) Collins, Brenton, W.V.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Ray Early, Frank Stanford, Coley Hughes, Jerry Miles, and Barry and Jeff Hollingsworth.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Langston, Mamie Lou Mitchell Norris - Age 90 - Winfield, AL

Mamie Lou Mitchell Norris Langston, age 90, of Winfield (in the Fayette County area), AL, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, September 9, 2008.

Funeral service, Saturday, September 13, 2008, 2:00 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Venlon Bradford, officiating minister.  Active Pallbearers were Bill Doss, Charlie Waldrop, Jimmy Spann, Eddie Duckworth, Bradley Langston, Jariat Langston, Edwin Norris and Earl Ray Norris. Honorary Pallbearers were Glen Haven and Heritage Nursing Home employees at Tuscaloosa.

Mrs. Langston was born June 9, 1918, in Fayette County, AL, to the late Ed and Lela Sullivan Mitchell, she was a resident of Fayette County, AL for most of her life. She attended school at Bobo and Hubbertville. She was a resident of the Heritage Nursing Home in Tuscaloosa, AL for the past few years. She worked in the textile industry for 27 years and retired from Munsingwear in Guin, AL in 1980 to care for her sick husband.  She was loved by everyone who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Ed and Lela Sullivan Mitchell, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Flavous S. Norris and Howell C. “Corbett” Langston; children, Sue Norris Johnson and James D. Norris; grandchildren, Debra Johnson Barger and Timothy Johnson; brother, Rudy Mitchell; and sisters, Amelia Mitchell Perry, Eunice Mitchell Webster, Brownie Mitchell Poer and Mary Kate Mitchell Duckworth.

Survivors include her daughter, Joy Norris (Kendall) Patterson, Northport; son, Jerry (Judy) Norris, Winfield; daughter-in-law, Martha Norris, Winfield; 8 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; step-children, Ann Langston (Roger) Garrison, Guin, and Jerry (Pat) and David (Anna) Langston, both of Winfield; 6 step-grandchildren;7 step-great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Bill Doss, Charlie Waldrop, Jimmy Spann, Eddie Duckworth, Bradley and Jariat Langston, and Edwin and Earl Ray Norris. Honorary pallbearers were Glen Haven and Heritage Nursing Home employees at Tuscaloosa.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Webb, Eunice Retha Spiller - Age 82 - Winfield, AL

Eunice Retha Spiller Webb, age 82, Winfield, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin, AL.

Funeral service, Thursday, September 11, 2008, 7:00 p.m. at the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL., burial in the Winfield City Cemetery on Friday, September 12, 2008. Bart Box, Ronnie Elmore and H.B. Nelson were the officiating ministers.

She was born on January 6, 1926, in Marion County, AL. to the late Raymond and Alma Miles Spiller, she was a life-long resident of Winfield, AL. She attended the Cornerstone Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, Raymond and Alma Miles Spiller, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, William Esdell Webb; son, Randy L. Webb; and sister, Dorothy Spiller Nelson.

She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Webb (Larry) Box, of Winfield, AL.; grandchildren, Michael (Stacey), Jared (Melissa), Jason, and Bart (Leslie) Box and Trista Webb (Mark) Stewart; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jacob, Katherine, Rachel, Jonathan and Abigail Box and Zachary and Reagan Stewart; brother, William Lonzo (Carolyn) Spiller, Pleasant Grove, AL.; brother-in-law, H.B. Nelson, Winfield, AL; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Tommy Spiller and Larry, Michael, Jared, Jason and Bart Box.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

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Burleson, Fredia - Age 84 - Guin, AL

Fredia Corrin Burleson, age 84, of Guin, AL died Thursday, September 25, 2008 at her residence.

Born July 11, 1924 in Guin, AL, she is the daughter of the late Grady and Audra Akers McGuire and the wife of the late Max Albert Burleson, Sr. She was a life long and faithful member of the Guin First United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Methodist Women and BiFocals Sunday School Class. In earlier years she enjoyed flowers and sewing and was a retired postal clerk.

She is survived by 4 Daughters, Fran Harden of Little Rock, AR, Carol (Rudy) Walters of Centerville, GA, Kathy (David) Peoples of Killen, AL and Corrine (Terry) Franks of Guin, AL, A Son, Max Albert (Cathy) Burleson, Jr. of South Africa, 8 Grandchildren, Mark (Sheena) Harden of Austin, TX, Amy (Kyle) Harden of Memphis, TN, Chad (Christy) Walters of Atlanta, GA, Reed Walters of Atlanta, GA, Patrick Peoples of Killen, AL, Ginger (Jammy) Byars, Janene (Scott) Cole and Heath Franks all of Guin, AL, 4 Great Grandchildren, MaKenzie Cole, Jordan Byars, Mitch Cole and Jule Anna Byars, A Brother, Julian (Lucille) McGuire of Fayette, AL.

She was also preceded in death by A Sister Polly Anne McGuire and a Son-In-Law, Bob Harden.

Services held Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 1:00 PM from the Guin First United Methodist Church with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. Tim Alexander and Bro. Art. Rowe officiating.

Visitation Monday 6 - 8 pm at the Guin First United Methodist Church

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to

Guin First United Methodist Church
P.O. Box 515
Guin AL 35563


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

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Miller, Danny - Age 54 - Winfield, AL

Danny Miller, age 54, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at North Mississippi Medical Center.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, September 25, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 26, 2008 at the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Van Dale Hudson, Jack Harder, and Barry Cook officiating.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

Danny was born in Marion County, September 21, 1954, to Daniel Miller and the late Edna Burleson Miller.  He was a Carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Linda McCurley Miller; 1 son, John Robert Miller; step-daughters, Christy McKay, and Kim Parks; granddaughters, Darlene Miller, and Katie Miller; parents, Daniel and Hilda Miller; 1 brother, Richard (Connie) Miller; 4 sisters, Cindy (Dwight) Hollis, Darlene (Allen) Townsend, Robin (Ricky) Parrish, and Pam (Bud) Wilson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Farris.

Pallbearers, Jonathan Miller, Taylor Cummings, Justin Presley, Jeremy Hughes, Andy Parrish, and Scott Bircheat.

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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Key, Danny - Age 56 - Brilliant, AL

Danny Key, age 56, of Brilliant, Alabama, passed away Sunday, September 28, 2008.

Visitation, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial in Gold Mine Cemetery.

Marion County Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Cole, Amos - Age 78 - Hodges, AL

Mr. Amos Cole, age 78, of Hodges, Alabama passed away Monday, September 29, 2008.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 2, 2008, Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with the funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial in Antioch Cemetery.

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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Carrigan, Marie A. Nixon - Age 67 - Grand Rapids, MN (formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Marie A. Nixon Carrigan, age 67, of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, formerly of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2008 in Grand Rapids, MN.

Visitation, Saturday, September 27, 2008, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, Hamilton, Alabama.  Lie-in-state from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 28, 2008 at the church.  Bro. Greg Cantrell and Bro. Dewayne Satterwhite officiating.  Burial in Shiloh Church Cemetery.

She was born February 12, 1941 in Marion County, AL. to Ruby Allison Nixon and the late Austin Nixon.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by 2 sons, Barry Nixon and Brian Cagle; 1 daughter, Vivian Cantrell; step-children, Rod, Pam, and Cindy; her mother, Ruby Nixon; 1 brother, Douglas Nixon; 6 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Carrigan; and her father, Austin Nixon.

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

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McCarley, Sarah Pearl Glasscock - Age 93 - Hamilton, AL

Sarah Pearl Glasscock, age 93, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Monday, September 22, 2008 at Daniel Health Care Center in Fulton, MS.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 24th, at the funeral home chapel.  Bro. Greg Brumley officiating.  Burial in Bethlehem Church Cemetery.

Pearl was born April 22, 1915 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Dennis C. and Euja Bottoms Glasscock.  She was retired from Detroit Slacks and Munsingwear.  She was a member of Cherry Hill Church of Christ and she was a loving mother and adoring Grandmother and will be missed by many friends and family.

She is survived by her sons, Hugh A. (Jackye) McCarley of Johns Creek, GA.; and Robert McCarley of Hamilton, AL.; 4 grandsons, Chris McCarley of Alpharetta, GA., Lindsey, Chad and Brad McCarley, all of Hamilton, AL.; 3 great-grandsons; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, A. J. McCarley; 2 sisters, Ruby Mays and Grace Mays and a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Gann McCarley.

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

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Bobo, Martha Cribbs - Age 68 - Sulligent, AL 

Martha Cribbs Bobo, age 68, of Sulligent, AL passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008 at the Carraway Physicians Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama.

She was born in Lamar County to the late Ed and Addine Hollis Cribbs and the wife of the late Jonas Bobo Jr. Martha was a housewife and a member of the Rose of Sharon, COGIC (Church of God in Christ). She had lived in the Sulligent area all of her life and loved tending to her special flowers, traveling and spending time with her Grandchildren.

Survived by Four Daughters: Penny Bobo Hampton and Husband Rodney of Sulligent, AL, Jacqueline Bobo of Vernon, AL, Allison Bobo Brock and Husband Danny of Vernon, AL, and Willie Bobo Brisbane and Husband Dwight of Memphis, TN, Seven Grandchildren: Fallon Brock, Hayley Hampton, Hannah Hampton, Tyler Cox, Jonas Brock, Malachi (Dub) Hampton, and Mia Solo Brisbane, Three Sisters: Annie Kate Ogden and Husband Robert of Sulligent, AL, Helen Johnson and Husband Charlie of Sulligent, AL, and Ruby Metcalf and her late Husband Johnnie of Sulligent, AL and host of Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded in death by her Parents, Husband several Sisters and Brothers.

Services held Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Allman Cemetery. Pastor: Jesse L. Hutton officiating.

Wake will be Tuesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers: Roy Davis, Jeff Nails, Robbie Ogden, Eddie Nails, Perry Broyles and Perry Ogden.

Honorary Pallbearers: Dwight Brisbane, Rodney Hampton, Danny Brock, Lawrence Bonman, George Washington Prowell, Larry Bonman and Ed Bonman.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc of Sulligent, Alabama directing.

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Whitehead, Annie Halbrook - Age 92 - Winfield, AL

Mrs. Annie Halbrook Whitehead, age 92 of Winfield, passed away Thursday, September 25, 2008, in the Golden Living Nursing Center in Winfield.

Funeral services, Monday, September 29, 2008, at 11:00 AM, in the New River Church of Christ. James Wyers and Phillip Harkness officiating ministers. Burial in the New River Cemetery.

Mrs. Whitehead was born January 9, 1916 in Fayette County, AL. She was a daughter of the late William Luther and Ida Elizabeth Aldridge Halbrook. She was a resident of Winfield for the past several years. She was formerly employed by Winfield Manufacturing and retired from Clifford Industries in Winfield. She was a member of the Winfield Church of Christ and widow of Wilburn Ray “Spoog” Whitehead.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents, son, Gaylon Whitehead; grandchildren, Phillip Dwayne, Brian Keith and Melody Hope Whitehead; great grandson, Cody Michael Jones; sisters, Ila Jordan, Katie Moore, and brothers, Jack and Jessie Halbrook.

Survivors include, one son, William Ray (Linda) Whitehead of Winfield, AL; one daughter, Suzann (Dalton) Nix of Winfield, AL; one sister, Mrs. Clancy Files of Fayette, AL; ten grandchildren; sixteen great- grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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 Adams, O. L. - Age 81 - Winfield, AL

Mr. O. L. Adams, age 81 of Winfield, AL, passed away Monday, September 22, 2008 in the DCH Regional Medical Center at Tuscaloosa.

Funeral Service, Friday, September 26, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Winfield First Baptist Church. Dr. Charles Ballew officiating. Burial in West Alabama Memorial Gardens, Gu-Win.

Mr. Adams was born on November 23, 1926 in Fayette Co. a son of Johnny Christopher and Cassie Lucille Corbett Adams; he was a resident of Winfield most of his life; WWII US Army Veteran; member of American Legion Post 100 at Winfield; and a member of Winfield First Baptist Church where he served many years as Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and was the Custodian for 10 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mattie Sutro “Almie” Adams who died June 23, 2008; and a brother-in-law, Harold Tidwell.

Survivors include two sons, Mike (Sheila) Adams and Phillip Adams, both of Winfield, AL; one daughter, Reba S. Guin of Hamilton, AL; five grandchildren, Christopher Adams, Kevin (Paula) Adams, William (Bridget) Adams, Bethany Adams and Jeremy Guin; two sisters, Laurene (JR) Hunt of Huntsville, AL, and Willie Tidwell of Tuscaloosa, AL; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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Bryant, Buren Edward - Age 90 - Winfield, AL

Mr. Buren Edward Bryant, age 90 of Winfield, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2008 in the Walker Baptist Medical Center at Jasper.

Funeral service, Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. H.B. Nelson and James Dodson, the officiating ministers. Active Pallbearers were Dwight Phillips, Randall, Keith, Tim, Gaythor and Harold Bryant. Burial in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Fayette Co.

Mr. Bryant was born August 24, 1918 in Lamar County, AL., the son of Henry Grady and Johnnie Flora Smith Bryant; he was a resident of Fayette County most of his life; resident of Winfield, AL since 1988; and a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Rachel Mildred Webster Bryant; two sons, Earnest Wayne and George Robert Bryant; two sisters, Jewel Hargett and Lorene Bryant; and four brothers, Manley, Marvin, Woodford and Ray Bryant.

Survivors include his wife, Hazel Smith Bryant of Winfield, AL; one son, Thomas (Barby) Bryant of Winfield, AL; three step-daughters, Cynthia (Marion) Dodson of Fayette, Karen (David) Manaso and Sandra (Randall) Randolph, both of Winfield, AL; four grandchildren, Laura Emerline, Randall, Keith and Tim Bryant; five great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one brother, W.E. Bryant of Tuscaloosa, AL; two sisters, Ruth Gilpin of Belk, AL., and Earnestine Atkinson of Fayette, AL; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directing the service.

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