Obituaries

August - 2009

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Arthur, Mr. William Lottie - Age 73 - Faceville, GA   8/31/09 (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Ballard, Mrs. Wilma Hightower - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL    8/3/09

Cochran, Mr. Ogene - Age 80 - Hackleburg, AL    8/26/09

Crowe, Mrs. Evelyn Marilla Armstrong - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL    8/19/09

Feltman, Mr. Donald - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL    8/23/09

Fincher, Mr. Morris Laymon - Age 82 - Hackleburg, AL    8/6/09

Franks, Mrs. Cynthia Franks - Age 69 - Hamilton, AL    8/8/09

Green, Mrs. Barbara - Age 67 - Lake Havasu, AZ  (Died in Auburndale, FL) (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    7/29/09

Heath, Mrs. Gloria - Age 56 - Hamilton, AL    8/20/09

Hubbert, Ms. Gail Dodd - Age 62 - Winfield, AL    8/1/09

Jackson, Mr. Manuel R. "Jack" - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL    8/29/09

McCarley, Mrs. Erlou - Age 98 - Hamilton, AL    8/27/09

McCarley, Mrs. Stella - Age 82 - Hamilton, AL    8/26/09

McRae, Mrs. Berneese  - Age 89 - Hamilton, AL    8/21/09

Tyler, Mrs. Sandra Kay - Age 59 - Quinlan, TX (Formerly of Brilliant, AL)    8/3/09

Walker, Mrs. Elouise - Age 69 - Brilliant, AL    8/1/09

Wheeler, Mr. George Alan - Age 57 - Winfield, AL    7/31/09

 

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Mrs. Elouise Walker

Elouise Walker, age 69, of Brilliant, Alabama, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2009 at home.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Sunday, August 2, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 3, 2009 at the Barn Creek Church of Christ.  Ronnie Hayes and Johnny Long officiating.  Burial in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Mrs. Walker was born May 4, 1940 in Marion County, Alabama to the late George and Ida Mae Cage Walker.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by 1 son, Stanley Walker; a special niece, Sue Walker; a special grandson, Johnny Walker & Finance` Jaime and her "kiddos"; AJ Walker, Kimberly walker, CJ Walker, McKenzie Rupert; 1 brother, James Walker; 2 sisters, Lee Viller Cooper, and Earlie Bell Whitworth; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ida Mae Cage Walker; 2 brothers, Curtis Walker & Evitt "Ebb" Walker; and 2 sisters, Lottie Mae Sartin and Nellie Ruth Brewer.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Ms. Gail Dodd Hubbert

Gail Dodd Hubbert, age 62 of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2009 at her residence.

Visitation, 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Monday evening, August 3, 2009, at the Miles Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 4, 2009, from Sand Springs Baptist Church where the body will lie in state from 1:00 until 2:00. Burial in the Sand Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Phillip Wiginton and Clint Ellis officiating.

She is survived by her mother, Agnes Dodd of Winfield, Alabama; 2 sons, Tim (Jackie) Hubbert of Winfield, Alabama and Tony (Teresa) Hubbert of Berry, Alabama; 1 daughter, Tonya (Ricky) Hallmark of Eldridge, Alabama; 1 brother, Donnie (Toni) Dodd of Winfield, Alabama; 1 sister, Vicky (Mike) Hegel of San Andreas, CA; 7 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama, directing.

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Mrs. Wilma Hightower Ballard

Wilma Hightower Ballard, age 78, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Monday, August 3, 2009 at Marion Regional Nursing Home.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 5, 2009 at Marion County Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, August 6, 2009 at Marion County Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Barnesville Cemetery.

Marion County Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Mrs. Sandra Kay Tyler

Sandra Kay Tyler, age 59, of Quinlan, Texas, passed away Monday, August 3, 2009, at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Tennessee.  She was formerly of Brilliant, Alabama.

Visitation, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 7, 2009 at Myers Hill Baptist Church.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Friday at Myers Hill Baptist Church.  Burial in Myers Hill Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Mr. Morris Laymon Fincher

Morris Laymon Fincher, age 82, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Thursday, August 6, 2009 at his home.

Visitation after 6:00 p.m., Monday, August 10, 2009 at the Hackleburg Church of God.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at the Hackleburg Church of God.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg, Alabama.

Mr. Fincher was born August 25, 1926 to the late Madison Mears Fincher and Ora Jones Fincher.  He was a World War II Veteran.  He married Willodean Stephens Fincher on November 4, 1944.

He was preceded in death by his father, Madison Mears Fincher; his mother, Ora Jones Fincher; 3 brothers, Glenn Fincher, Arlie Fincher, and Auble Lee Fincher; 5 sisters, Jessie Dillard, Betty Carden, Nina Walker, Mae Augustino, and Mary Eunice Fincher.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Jenny Stidham & husband, Charles, JoAnn Scott & husband, Wayne; 2 sons, Larry Fincher & wife, Linda, and Wayne Fincher & wife, Carolyn; 1 brother, Joe L. Fincher; grandchildren, Ronnie & Cynthia Stidham, Daryl & Debbie Stidham, Greg & Lisa Stidham, Brent & Angela Fincher, Joshua & Lori Fincher, Misty Scott Quinn, Clint Scott, Lindsey Fincher, Abby Fincher, Lacey Fincher & Jill Fincher Sandlin; great-grandchildren, Emily Parker & husband, Jared, Hope Stidham, Whitney Stidham, Halie Lacey, Morgan Stidham, Blake Fincher, Matt Fincher, Bailey Stidham, Lane Fincher, Jaxon Fincher, Preston Scott, Payton Scott, and Braxton Quinn; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Mrs. Cynthia Franks

Cynthia Franks, age 69 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday night, August 8, 2009 in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday night, August 10, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bryan Price officiating.  Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg, Alabama.

Mrs. Franks was born September 10, 1939 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Thomas Zen Hudson and Mae Bell Lacy Hudson.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, Coy Franks; 4 children, Sharleen Stidham, Panama City, FL., Melanie Raffell, Hamilton, AL., Mike Franks, FL., Scott Franks, Hamilton, AL.; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Dale Frederick, Forestdale, AL., Sue Ingle, Warrior, AL., and Virginia Southern; and "adopted children in heart", Susan Carroll, Elizabeth Lawrence, and Dot Porter, all of Panama City, FL.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Mrs. Evelyn Marilla Armstrong Crowe

Evelyn Marilla Armstrong Crowe, age 87 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2009 at her residence.

Visitation, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Friday morning, August 21, 1009, at the Burleson Church of Christ. Funeral service, 10:00 a.m., Friday morning following visitation at the church.  Freeman Myhan officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Crowe was born August 17, 2009 in Marion County, Alabama to the late Benjamin Washington and Minnie Crane Armstrong.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Ann (Wade) Mann; 1 granddaughter, Dana (Shannon) Mays; 1 grandson, Scott (Denise) Mann; 1 great-grandchild, Colby Mays; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Mrs. Gloria Heath

Gloria Heath, age 56 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2009, at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday night, August 24, 2009 at the Pentecostals of Hamilton on Hwy. 29, North of Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at the church (Pentecostals of Hamilton).  Burial in Rocky Grove Cemetery in the Ada Hanna Community.

She is the mother of children, Sharon, J.J., and Jackie Colburn.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Mrs. Berneese McRae

Berneese McRae, age 89, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, August 21, 2009 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, after 6:00 p.m., Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the Bexar United Methodist Church in the Bexar Community East of Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 23, 2009 at the Bexar United Methodist Church.  Burial in Bexar Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Eldridge Children's Home.


Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Mr. Donald Feltman

Donald Feltman, age 79, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, August 23, 2009 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 25, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in the Hamilton Memory Gardens.


Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Mr. Ogene Cochran

Mr. Ogene Cochran, age 80, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at ECM Hospital in Florence, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday night, August 27, 2009 at the Hackleburg Church of Christ in Hackleburg, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2009 at the Hackleburg Church of Christ.  Burial in Union Hill Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Mrs. Stella McCarley

Stella McCarley, age 82, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday night, August 26, 2009 at the Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2009 at Antioch Church. Funeral service, 12:00 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2009 at Antioch Church. Burial in Antioch Cemetery.


Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Mrs. Erlou McCarley

Erlou McCarley, age 98, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, August 27, 2009 at the Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2009, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 29, 2009, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in the Hamilton City Cemetery in Hamilton, Alabama.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Mr. Manuel "Jack" Jackson

Manuel "Jack" Jackson, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2009 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday evening, August 31, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Poplar Log Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 150 Falcon Circle., 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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Mr. William Lottie Arthur
(January 14, 1936 - August 31, 2009)



William Lottie Arthur, age 73, of Faceville, GA, passed away Monday, August 31, 2009 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at Ivey Funeral Home. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Kip Boswell and Rev. Tommy McNair officiating. Burial at Cool Springs Cemetery. Greg Jeter, Jeff Jeter, Richard White, David Howell, Troy Arthur and Shane Steadham serving as active pallbearers.

Mr. Arthur was born January 14, 1936 in Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama, to William Henry Arthur and Pearl Sanderson Arthur. He retired from Engelhard with 42 years of service, was a volunteer with the Faceville Volunteer Fire Department, a trustee of the Cool Springs Cemetery, and was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara Broxton Arthur of Faceville, GA; 1 son, Trent Arthur and wife Tina of Faceville, GA; 1 daughter, Dawn Womble and husband Charles of Jakin, GA; and 4 grandchildren, Ashley Arthur, William Womble, Jennifer Arthur and Bailee Ann Womble.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Henry Arthur and Pearl Sanderson Arthur; 1 brother, David Lee Arthur; 1 sister, Lucille Nichols; and 1 grandson, Jeffrey Trent Arthur, Jr.


Ivey Funeral Home, directing.

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