Obituaries

January - 2009

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Bankhead, Sr., Charles James - Age 78 - Sulligent, AL    1/30/09
Ballard, Mr. Buren - Age 88 - Bay, AR (Formerly of Hodges, AL)    12/29/2008

Barnes, Mr. Waymon Paul - Age 69 - Phil Campbell, AL    1/28/09  

Brown, Ms. Mattie Lou - Age 90 - Hamilton, AL    1/2/09

Cantrell, David “D.E.” - Age 72 - Oneonta, AL (formerly of Guin, AL)  1/7/09

Carothers, Mary Lee Hill - Age 88 - Winfield, AL    1/12/09

Cunningham, Geral Dean Cantrell - Age 67 - Vernon, AL (Formerly of Sulligent, AL)    1/28/09 
Conrad, Kenneth Edward - Age 70 - Sulligent, AL    1/23/09

Davis, Mr. Sidney Wayne - Age 59 - Sulligent, AL    1/7/09

Harris, Mrs. Rosa Mae Holland Steele - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL    1/13/09 

Holley, Mr. Luther D. "Buck" - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL    1/11/09

Hollis, Ms. Jean - Age 71 - Sulligent, AL    1/9/09   

Hughes, Sherman - Age 68 - Beaverton, AL     1/14/09
Hunt, H. Guy - Age 75 - Holly Pond, AL (49th Gov. of Alabama)    1/30/09

Jackson, Terry Lee - Age 48 - Littleville, AL    1/15/09      
Jones, Mr. Sam "Sammie" David - Age 80 - Gattman, MS     1/13/09

Jones, Mr. William Howard - Age 64 - Hamilton, AL    1/23/09   

Kidd, Ms. Kay Frances - Age 62 - Sulligent, AL   1/7/09
Lakeman, Jack Prideaux - Age 77 - Haleyville, AL   1/6/09

Lawler, Oscar Lee - Age 77 - Hackleburg, AL    1/19/09   

McCarley, Ms. Annie Bell Gann - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL    1/7/09

McCarley, Mrs. Lona - Age 89 - Sulligent, AL    1/7/09

Miles, James A. - Age 64 - Guin, AL   1/20/09

Mitchell, Mrs. Ora Mae - Age 78 - Hackleburg, AL    1/4/09

Moore, Alta Duke - Age 85 - Addison, AL    1/1/09

Mullins, Beulah Lucas - Age 67 - Detroit, AL    1/27/09

Murray, Kathryn “Kitty” Jones - Age 53 - Pelham, AL (formerly of Sulligent, AL)   1/21/09

Northington, Mr. Hilrid - Age 88 - Detroit, AL    1/3/09

Otts, Ms. Verla Mae - Age 88 - Guin, AL     1/28/2010
Page, Mr. Wendall - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL    1/25/09 
Poore, Albert - Age 81 - Brilliant, AL    1/2/09

Potter, Teddie Otis - Age 72 - Phil Campbell, AL    1/13/09

Ray, Mr. Charles Woodie - Age 68 - Hamilton, AL    1/14/09

Reynolds, Mrs. Virginia Louise Campbell - Age 72 - (formerly of) Hamilton, AL    1/29/09

Robertson, Robert H. "Bob" - Age 56 - Fayette, AL    1/10/09
Salters, Roscoe - Age 83 - Vernon, AL    1/31/09

Scott, Leon - Age 83 - Gattman, MS    1/8/09

Souder, Frank - Age 89 - Guin, AL     1/18/09   

Soule, Mr. Joseph E. - Age 80 - Winfield, AL    1/2/09

Stidham, Mr. Danny Earl - Age 42 - Hackleburg, AL    1/12/09 

Stuart, Ms. Hazel - Age 96 - Hamilton, AL    1/9/09

Tice, William C. "Chuckie" - Age 47 - Hamilton, AL    1/19/09      

Tolbert, Saundra Fay Bishop - Age 69 - Addison, AL    1/3/09

Webb, Donald Travis - Age 57 - Guin, AL (Formerly of Hamilton, AL)    1/18/09 

Wiginton, Doris Faye - Age 65 - Hamilton, AL    1/9/09

Wilson, Ms. Elsie Pollard - Age 94 - Hamilton, AL    1/2/09

Yielding, Mrs. Lorene - Age 96 - Hackleburg, AL    1/20/09 

 

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Brown, Ms. Mattie Lou - Age 90 - Hamilton, AL

Ms. Mattie Lou Brown, age 90, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 2, 2009 at her residence.

Visitation, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the Hamilton United Methodist Church.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 4, 2009 at the Hamilton United Methodist Church.  The body to lie-in-state from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. at the church, prior to service.

(Family information will be updated as it is received by 49 County News.Net.)

Marion County Funeral Home of 3325 Bexar Ave. E. Hamilton, AL. assisting the family.  (205) 921-5777

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Northington, Mr. Hilrid - Age - Detroit, AL
(March 9, 1920 - January 3, 2009)

Mr. Hilrid Northington, age 88, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009 at Gilmore Memorial Hospital in Amory.

Visitation, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening, January 4, 2009 at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday,  January 5, 2009, at Detroit United Methodist Church in Detroit, Alabama.  The body will lie in state from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Dalton Eason and Bro. Greg Cook officiating.  Burial in Wesley Chapel Cemetery (Map).

Serving as active pallbearers, Hilrid Lyle Northington, David Brooks, Michael Lynn Northington, Thomas Scott Northington, Kevin Carter and Wade Burton. Serving as honorary pallbearers, Dr. Ratliff and the employees of Golden Living Nursing Home in Amory.

Mr. Northington was born March 9, 1920 in Lamar County, AL to the late Bama and Hettie Farr Northington. Mr. Northington was a member of Detroit United Methodist Church. He was a 1938 graduate of Sulligent High School. Mr. Northington also served on several farm related boards over the years.

He is survived by 1 son: Harry (Libby) Northington of Detroit, AL; 6 grandchildren, David Brooks, Betsy (Kevin) Carter, Emily (Wade) Burton, Lyle Northington, Michael Lynn (Beverly) Northington, and Scottie Northington; 6 great-grandchildren, Brittney Carter, Brandon Carter, Bailey Northington, Blake Northington, Courtney Brooks and Cody Brooks; 1 sister, Gaila Heim of Greenville, NC.; special nephew, Don Barnes of Smithville, MS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bama and Hettie Northington; his wife, Dorothy Northington; 1 son, Michael Northington; 1 grandson, Michael J. Northington; and 1 sister, Nettie Mae Barnes.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Soule, Mr. Joseph E. - Age 80 - Winfield, AL

Mr. Joseph E. Soule, age 80, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 2, 2009.

Visitation will be Sunday one hour prior to service.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 4, 2009, from the Winfield First Baptist Church. Burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery (Map).

He is survived by his wife, Frances Rae Couch Soule, Winfield, AL.; 4 sons, John (Annett) Soule, and David (Kimberly) Soule, Erie, PA., Charles "Chuck" (Mary Ann) Pridmore, Winfield, AL., and Steve (Sharon) Pridmore, Laurel, MD.; 4 daughters, Kathleen (John) Burger and Cynthia Reynolds, Erie, PA., Melody Anne (Tony) Cadiz, Charleston, SC., and Lisa Jeanette Abbott, Winfield; 16 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL. directing.

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Wilson, Ms. Elsie Pollard - Age 94 - Hamilton, AL

Ms. Elsie Pollard Wilson, age 94, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 2, 2009.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2009 from the Free Water Free Will Baptist Church. Lie-in-state 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Church. Burial to follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery (Map).

She is survived by her daughter, Vickie (McDavid) Franks, Hamilton; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grand-children; 1 great-great-grandchild; nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL. directing.

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Poore, Albert - Age 81 - Brilliant, AL
(September 4, 1927 - January 2, 2009)

Albert Poore, age 81, of Brilliant, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 2, 2009 at the Fayette Medical Center in Fayette, AL.

Visitation, 10:00 - 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at the Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL.

Graveside services, 1:00 p.m. in Myers Hill Cemetery (Map). If weather not permitting, the services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL.

Mr. Poore was born September 4, 1927 in Haleyville, AL.

He is survived by 1 son, Steve Poore.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Myers Hill Cemetery Fund.

Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL. directing.

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Tolbert, Saundra Fay Bishop - Age 69 - Addison, AL
(September 30, 1939 - January 3, 2009)

Saundra Faye Bishop Tolbert, age 69, of Addison, Alabama, passed away Saturday, January 3, 2009 in Double Springs, AL.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Sunday, January 4, 2009 at Friendship Baptist Church in Addison, AL.

Funeral services, Monday, 11:00 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Addison. Burial in Friendship Cemetery. Reverend Glenn Woods officiating.

Ms. Tolbert was born September 30, 1939, in Marion County, AL.

She is survived by 1 son, Mike Tolbert; 1 brother, Larry Bishop; 1 sister, Ronda Gray; nephews and nieces, Shane Bishop, Tracy Bishop, LaShay Bishop, Lilli Halodik, and Clay Wilder.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Tressie Westmoreland Bishop.


Nichols Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL. directing.

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Moore, Alta Duke - Age 85 - Addison, AL
(December 24, 1923 - January 1, 2009)

Alta Duke Moore, age 85, of Addison, Alabama, passed away January 1, 2009 in Gadsden, AL.

Visitation, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 3, 2009, at Nichols Funeral Home in Addison, AL.

Graveside services, 12:00 Noon, Saturday, January 3, 2009, at Enmond Field Cemetery in Addison, AL. Bro. Samuel Parker officiating.

Ms. Moore was born December 24, 1923 in Winston County, AL.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Patricia (Wyman) Cash; 1 brother, Mack Duke; 1 sister, Faye Palmer; grandchildren, Cela (Blake) Wells, and Tracy (Tray) Nichols; great-grandchildren, Wyman Thompson, and Rebecca Wells; and 4 step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Andrew Duke and Etta Sweatt Duke; her husband, James Oscar Moore; 6 brothers; and 1 sister.


Nichols Funeral Home of Addison, AL. directing.

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Mitchell, Mrs. Ora Mae Stidham - Age 78 - Hackleburg, AL

Mrs. Ora Mae Stidham Mitchell, age 78, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Sunday night, January 4, 2009, at North MS. Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, AL.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Union Hill Cemetery (Map).

Mrs. Mitchell was born April 29, 1930, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Melton and Lona Mitchell Stidham.  She was a Homemaker.

She is survived by 1 son, James Mitchell of Hamilton, AL.; 2 daughters, Peggy Mitchell of Vina, AL., and Alice Ausborn of Hamilton, AL.; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Tommy and Jimmy Stidham of Hackleburg, AL.; and 2 sisters, Jimmie Nell Hill of Hackleburg, AL., and Vernell Hamby of Phil Campbell, AL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfe and son Roger Mitchell.

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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McCarley, Ms. Annie Bell Gann - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL

Ms. Annie Bell Gamm McCarley, age 78, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at home after suffering from a series of illnesses.

Visitation, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Friday evening, January 9, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, Saturday morning, 11:00 a.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Bethlehem Cemetery (Map).

Mrs. McCarley was a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, sister, tutor, and friend.  She was highly active in her churches, her husband's work activities, and children's schools.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Lyndel T. "Butch" McCarley, Jr. and his wife, Linda Sterbenz McCarley.

A native of Sugar Bend, Alabama, and a long-time resident of Millburn and Zion, Illinois, Mrs. McCarley was a daughter of the late Smith and Lois Pearce Gann.

She is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Lyndel T. McCarley, Sr., who has been a caring and passionate caregiver over the past several years.  Surviving family members include her sister, Doris Guntharp and her husband, J. C. of Tilden, MS.; her brother, George Gann and his wife, Doris, of Fulton, MS.; two sons, Tim and his wife, Jody, of Senatobia, MS. and Robin and his wife, Tracy, of Prairieville, LA.; grandchildren and spouses, Chris and Leah Nieman, Rob and Sarah Nieman, Thomas McCarley, Jason McCarley, Sidney McCarley, Nathan McCarley, Rachel McCarley, and Megan Ann McCarley; great-grandchildren, Jade McCarley, Steven Holland, Jaxon Harbin, Luke Nieman, and Natalie Nieman, and a large group of nieces and nephews and their spouses and children.

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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Ballard, Mr. Buren - Age 88 - Bay, AR (Formerly of Hodges, AL)
(December 11, 1920 - December 29, 2008)

Buren Ballard, 88, of Bay, Arkansas, died Monday afternoon, December 29, 2008, at his home. He was born December 11, 1920, in Hodges, Alabama but had lived most of his life in Bay, AR. He was a member of the Bay First Baptist Church where he served as deacon. At one time he was the chair of the deacons. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and loved farming; loved the smell of the dirt. Mr. Ballard was a World War II Army veteran.

He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Linda & Charles Ballard Glass, Jonesboro, AR., Sherry Ballard Liggett, Bay, AR.; a sister, Mary Lou Ballard Williams and her husband Johnny, San Angelo, Texas; grandchildren, Melissa Rebstock, David Glass, Amber Stone, April Liggett; great grandchildren, Jared Stover, Skye Stover, Caitlyn Glass, and Gibson Glass.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Ballard and his parents, Ben Harris & Melissa Nichols Ballard.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bay First Baptist Church with Brother Danny Taylor officiating. Emerson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial will take place on Friday, January 2, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery (Map) in Hodges, Alabama.

Active pallbearers will be Lynn Scott, Elbert Bradford, Mike Bradford, Carbert Rodgers, Bobby Turman, Mark Travis, Randy Mink, Quillion Vincent, Brett Scott, Brandy Scott, Michael Ashlock, and David Carter.

Honorary pallbearers will be Loyd Nix, Bill Stone, Donny Liggett, Alton Holmes, Members of the Sure Shot Hunting Club, Randy Skaggs, and Alvin Hill.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening, December 30, 2008, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Bay First Baptist Church, in Bay, Arkansas.

For lasting memorials, the family requests that consideration be given to Bay First Baptist Church, 200 Central Avenue, Bay, Arkansas, 72411.

Obituary courtesy of JoAnn Stricklin.

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Stuart, Ms. Hazel - Age 96 - Hamilton, AL

Ms. Hazel Stuart, age 96, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 9, 2009 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at the Hamilton Church of Christ.  Visitation, 9:00 - 11:00, Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at the Hamilton Church of Christ.  Burial in the Hamilton City Cemetery (Map).

(Family information will be updated as it is received by 49 County News.Net.)

Marion County Funeral Home of 3325 Bexar Ave. E. Hamilton, AL. assisting the family.  (205) 921-5777

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Lakeman, Jack Prideaux - Age 77 - Haleyville, AL

Jack Prideaux Lakeman, age 77, of Haleyville, Alabama, passed away January 6, 2009.

Memorial service, Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Pinkard Funeral Home in Haleyville, AL., with Bro. John Verciglio officiating. Visitation with the family 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Jack was born July 26, 1931 in Baltimore, MD to John and Christine Lakeman. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, was a graduate of the University of Alabama, had a lifelong love of flying, the shooting sports and the outdoors. He started several successful businesses, and was a member of First Methodist Church in Haleyville, Alabama.

Jack is survived by wife, Sylvia Davis Lakeman; 2 sons, Kirk Prideaux Lakeman of Marietta, GA., and Dan McDurmont Lakeman of Haleyville, AL.; 5 grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

Pinkard Funeral Home of Haleyville, AL., directing.

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Cantrell, David “D.E.” - Age 72 - Oneonta, AL



David “D.E.” Cantrell age 72 of Oneonta, AL died Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at his residence.

Born in Lamar County, AL. He is the Son of the late Erie Elijah and Virginia Clementine Estill Cantrell. He had lived in Oneonta the past 12 years. He had worked for Alabama Power and was an Elder, Deacon and Steward at the New Covenant Fellowship Church in Birmingham.

He is survived by his Wife, Faye Aldridge Cantrell of Oneonta, AL, 3 Daughters, Glenda (Jack) Williams of Vestavia Hills, AL, Suzette (Derek) Chandler and Krista (Rusty) Guillott all of Birmingham, AL, 4 Grandchildren, Dareke (Nathan) Chamberlin, Joshua Chandler, Regan and Jordan Williams, and a Sister, Virginia (Bill) Aldridge of Beaverton, AL.

Services held Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 1:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Webb Cemetery (Map) in Lamar County, Alabama. Bro. Lester Robinson, Bro. Mark Sims and Bro. Randy Pardue officiating.

Visitation Saturday 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at the funeral home.


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

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Davis, Mr. Sidney Wayne - Age 59 - Sulligent, AL



Sidney Wayne Davis, age 59, of Sulligent, AL died Wednesday, January 07, 2009 as the result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Jackson, Mississippi to Wilda Gandy Davis and the late Rev. Purser Smith Davis. Sidney was a member of the Sulligent First Baptist Church and was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS. He worked for many years in Radio and Journalism.

Survived by his Mother: Wilda Gandy Davis of Sulligent, AL, One Brother: Tony Davis of Sulligent, AL and several Nieces and Nephews.

Services held Friday, January 9, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Gilmer Edition of the Sulligent City Cemetery (Map). Bro Benton Goodman and Bro. John Nicholson officiating.

Proceeded in death by his Father: Rev. Purser Smith Davis.

Visitation: Friday, January 9, 2009 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 just prior to service time.


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

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Wiginton, Doris Faye - Age 65 - Hamilton, AL

Doris Faye Wiginton, age 65, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 9, 2009 at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, AL. 

Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2009, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with Funeral service at 2:00 p.m.  Bro. Elvis Cochran and Bro. W. T. Allison officiating.

She was born March 24, 1943, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Archie Lee and Ora Mae Rea Wiginton.  She had never worked.

She is survived by 1 sister, Jimmie Nell Cantrell; and 1 brother, Larry Wiginton; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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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Harris, Mrs. Rosa Mae Holland Steele - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Rosa Mae Holland Steele Harris, age 87, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, January 12, 2009 in Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 1:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Regan Rye officiating.  Burial in Mt. Carmel Cemetery near Hodges, AL.  Grandsons serving as Pallbearers.

Rosa Mae Holland was born June 18, 1921 in Marion County, Alabama, and was the daughter of Arthur Lee Holland and Ida Avery Holland who preceded her in death.  Also preceding her in death was the father of her children, George Vachel Steele; daughter, Janice Steele Davis; brothers, Pelton Holland, Permon Holland, Preston Holland, Amos Holland, Gordon Holland, Olen Holland, and Mack Holland.

Survivors include her husband, Audrey Harris; sister, Nell Brown of Columbus, MS.; brother, R.B. Holland of Hodges, AL.; sons, Charles Steele, of Birmingham, AL., and Rodney (Paulette) Steele of Hamilton, AL.; daughter, Alice (W.J.) Hornsby of Phil Campbell, AL.; son-in-law, Jerry (Elizabeth) Davis of Tuscumbia, AL.; step-daughters, Theresa Thompson, and Audrey Jo Harris of Hamilton, AL., Felicia (Tony) Self of Brilliant, AL.; and step-son, Robert Gann of Hamilton, AL.; grandchildren, Barry (Dawn) Hornsby, Regina (Brian) Stancil, Jeff (Catherine) Steele, Leslie Grill, Rece (Leigh) Davis, Tiffany (Jason) Norris, Chad (Pam) Steele, and Wesley (April) Steele; step-grandchildren, Kyle (Carrie) Self, Joey Self, Micah (Erin) Thompson, and Janella (Rusty) Richardson.  Rosa Mae has 26 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rosa Mae was a retired beautician and member of Hamilton Missionary Baptist Church.

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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Stidham, Mr. Danny Earl - Age 42 - Hackleburg, AL

Mr. Danny Earl Stidham, age 42, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Monday, January 12, 2009, at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama. 

Visitation, Wednesday, January 14, 2009, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2009 at the Hackleburg First Baptist Church.  Bro. Randal Tice and Bro. Steve Lawrence officiating.  Burial in Galbreath Cemetery, near Hamilton, AL.

Danny was born November 14, 1966 in Marion County, Alabama to Edward and Eyvone Arthor Stidham.  He was married to Stacy Palmer Stidham and was employed with Smith Contractors as a Carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Stacy Palmer Stidham; his children, David Stidham and J.P. Stidham; his step-children Derek Sweeney and Casey Sweeney; his mother, Eyvone Arthor Stidham; his sister, Mechele (Michael) Hill; his brothers, Shane Stidham, and John (Belinda) Stidham; his grandmother, Zora Mae Stidham; nieces and nephews, Nathan Hill, Heather Hill, Hannah Stidham, Jon Hasten Stidham, and Tyson Palmer.

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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Holley, Mr. Luther D. "Buck" - Age 75 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Luther D. "Buck" Holley, age 75, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday night, January 12, 2009, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, AL.  Bro. Bobby Duncan and Bro. David Sanderson officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Mr. Holley was born March 22, 1933 in Marion County, Alabama, to Luther and Lillian Black Holley.  He was married to Gladys Eady Holley for 54 1/2 years.  He was a Heavy Equipment Operator.

He is survived by his wife of 54 1/2 years, Gladys Eady Holley; children, Janet Holland, Tina (Michael) Dorobiala, Pam Holley, Luther Holley, and Michael Holley; 7 grandchildren; and 1 brother, Bill Holley.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Holley; 3 brothers; and 2 sisters.

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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Jones, Mr. Sam "Sammie" David - Age 80 - Gattman, MS
(August 22, 1928 - January 13, 2009)

Mr. Sammie David “Sam” Jones, age 80, of Gattman, MS passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at the residence.

Visitation, at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama, Wednesday evening, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Funeral service, Thursday, January 15, 2009, 1:00 p.m. from the DePriest Chapel Freewill Baptist Church in Gattman, MS, where the body will lie in state from 12:00 until 1:00 p.m. Burial in the Easter Cemetery (Map).

Mr. Jones was born August 22, 1928 in Monroe County, MS, to the late William A. and Ozella Lee Tribble Jones. He was married to the late Annie Grace Jones. Mr. Jones was a member of the DePriest Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion in Aberdeen, MS. Mr. Jones was previously employed by McCoy Mfg. and Walker Mfg. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising hogs.

He is survived by 2 sons, Danny Jones of Gattman, MS, Sammy Jones of Gattman, MS; 1 daughter, Martha Ann (Reedus) Hall of Gattman, MS; 1 brother, Bud Jones of Coleman Steel, TX; 2 sisters, Lillian Brown, Carthage of TX, and Belle Smithing of Greenville, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William A. and Ozella Lee Tribble Jones; his wife, Annie Grace Jones; sister, Mary Fleming; half-sister, Louise Adams; half-brothers, Pete McNeese, Tee McNeese, and William McNeese.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Carothers, Mary Lee Hill - Age 88 - Winfield, AL

Mary Lee Hill Carothers, age 88 of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Monday, January 12, 2009.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 15, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at Winfield First United Methodist Church. Funeral service, Thursday, January 15, at 2:00 p.m. from the Winfield First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Winfield City Cemetery (Map), with Jerry Croft, Gary Heathcock, and Tim Meherg officiating.

She is survived by two sons, William Russell (Becky) Carothers, II of Winfield, AL., and Robert Leroy (Rebecca) "Bubba" Carothers of Winfield, AL.; 8 grandchildren, Melissa (Bob) Carothers Beard, William Russell (Stephanie) Carothers, III, Christian Hill (Brandi) Carothers, Robert Leroy (Susan) Carothers, Jr., Brooks Reed Carothers, Ryan Lee Carothers, Julia Gardner, and Amanda Gardner; 8 great-grandchildren, Mary Kate and Spencer Beard, Will, John, Nicholas, Elizabeth, Allie, and Caroline Carothers; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.


Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, AL directing.

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Robertson, Robert H. "Bob" - Age 56 - Fayette, AL

Robert H. "Bob" Robertson, age 56, of Fayette, AL, passed away unexpectedly at home, Saturday, January 10, 2009.

Funeral service, Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Michael's Episcopal Church. Rev. Mark Johnston and the Rev. Timothy Hoff officiating. Burial in the Robertson Family Cemetery with Norwood Chapel of Fayette directing. Active Pallbearers include Kim Killingsworth, John Vick, Jack Vick, Jimmy Dodson, Jimmy Griffin, Tom Amster, John Stoner, and Bobby Mills.

Bob was born June 23, 1952, in Fayette, Alabama. He graduated from Fayette County High School in 1970 and the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in banking and finance in 1974. He was a Vice president of the Citizens Bank of Fayette where he was employed for thirty years. He was preceded in death by his parents, John C. Robertson and Elizabeth Nuckols Robertson. Beloved father, son, brother, and husband, Bob was uncomplicated, honest, and caring. His daily walks in the woods, embracing God's creation, expressed perfectly the embodiment of his spirit. He was passionate about music, nature, and Ole Miss. Those who knew him were truly blessed.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy Lyons Robertson, of Fayette, AL.; daughters, Margaret Caitlin (Maggie) and Kelly Crichton, students at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS, and Mary Catherine (M.C.) student at Appalachian State in Boone, NC; brother, John C. (Regina) Robertson, Jr. of Fayette, AL.; cousins, William C. (Toni) Robertson of Fayette, AL., Mike (Janet) England of Metarie, LA., Katharine Wheat of Bankston, AL.; nieces, Amy (Blake) Vaden, and Katherine (Katy) Turner Robertson. Bob recently enjoyed a Lyons Family Reunion which included all thirty-five members of Cathy's immediate family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Camp McDowell Environmental Center, or the Fayette County Memorial Library.


Norwood Chapel of Fayette, AL directing.

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Ray, Mr. Charles Woodie - Age 68 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Charles Woodie Ray, age 68 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday night, January 14, 2009 at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, AL.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Thursday, January 15, 2009 at the Hamilton First United Methodist Church in Hamilton, AL.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 16, 2009 at the Hamilton First United Methodist Church.  Bro. Audie Hodges and Bro. Eddie Davidson officiating.  Burial in Hamilton City Cemetery (Map).

Charles Woodie was born June 21, 1940 in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Lyman Murray and Gertrude Ballard Ray.  He was a dear friend to all who met and knew him.  He will be missed.

He is survived by his brother, Johnny Ray and wife, Yvonne; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyman and Gert Ray.

Pallbearers are Brent Thompson, Mike Riggs, Lynwood Clark, Patrick Carter, John Whitlock, and Jim Mixon.

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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Hughes, Sherman - Age 68 - Beaverton, AL
(December 27, 1940 - January 14, 2009)

Sherman Hughes, age 68, of Beaverton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at the Care Center of Vernon, AL.

Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., January 15, 2009, at Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, AL. Funeral service, Friday, January 16, 2:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Bro. Gerald Gann, officiating.  Burial in Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Map).  Serving as active pallbearers will be Scott Harden, Stacy Markham, Scott Hughes, Jason Taylor and Joe Gann. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Maurice Swanigan and Bobby McKay.

Mr. Hughes was born on December 27, 1940 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Fletcher and Lenora Robison Hughes. He was a member of the Lost John Community Church. Mr. Hughes was a 1960 graduate of Sulligent High School. He was retired from Continental Conveyors. Mr. Hughes was a member of the Beaverton Volunteer Fire Department and of the Paint Horse Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, horses and farming.

SURVIVORS: Wife: Betty Mays Hughes; 2 Daughters: Lee Ann Hughes, Beaverton, AL, Cindy (Jonathan) Downey, Amory, MS; 2 Grandchildren: Hunter Downey, Nicholas Downey; 2 Brothers: Coley (Ann) Hughes, Winfield, AL, Herman (Mary) Hughes, Winfield, AL; Several Nieces and Nephews.

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Fletcher and Lenora Robison Hughes.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Webb, Donald Travis - Age 57 - Guin, AL (and of Hamilton, AL)

Mr. Donald Travis Webb of Guin, Alabama, and of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2009 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Visitation, Tuesday evening, January 20, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Norwood Funeral Home in Guin, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Tim Alexander officiating.  Burial in Webb Cemetery (Map) in Lamar County, Alabama.  

Don was 57 years, 8 months, and 23 days old.  He was born April 26th, 1951, in Guin, Alabama to the late Grady L. and Eather Rye Webb of Hamilton, Alabama.  A 1969 graduate of Hamilton High School, he was raised in Hamilton, Alabama.  He married Janice Nichols on June 5th, 1970.  Don enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and going to auctions (especially finding bargains for he was an adept trader!), but I think most of all, he enjoyed his grandchildren and spending time with his family.  He was a dear Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother.  He will be missed so much by us all. 

Don is survived by his wife of 38 1/2 years, Janice Nichols Webb; his son, Ronnie Webb and Valarie; his 2 daughters, and sons-in-law, Bobbie Webb Harris and Jacky, and Donna Webb Bryant and Sam, all of Guin, AL.; his grandchildren, whom he loved so dearly, Kristin and Lane Harris, Ryan Webb, and Kaylee Bryant, Corrina "Corri" Webb, and step-grandchildren, Summer and Nicholas Bryant, and Makayla Kell; his 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernice Webb Mills, of Hamilton, AL., Martha Webb White and Raymond, of Beaverton, AL., Peggy J. King, of Hamilton, AL., and Judy Webb Mays and Don Gann, of Hamilton, AL; nieces and nephews, Keith Mills and Judi, of Tuscaloosa, AL., Charles White and Sheri, of Winfield, AL., Melanie White Hughes and Jim, of Pelham, AL., Dr. Darlia King Morris and David, of Kansas City, MO., Gary Wayne Mays, Jr., of Hamilton, AL., 2 aunts, Gladys Webb Morrow and Sarah Seay Rye; and a host of other relatives, cousins and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Grady L. Webb, July 8, 1993, and Eather Rye Webb, November 27, 1997; and 3 brothers-in-law, Gary Wayne Mays, Sr., February 28, 1980, J.C. King, January 26, 1981, and Guy H. Mills, February 17, 2007.

Norwood Funeral Home of Guin, AL directing.   

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Souder, Frank - Age 89 - Guin, AL



Frank Souder, age 89 of Guin, AL, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2009 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.

Visitation Monday, January 19, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Guin First United Methodist Church.  Services, Tuesday, January 20, 2008, 11:00 a.m. from the Guin First United Methodist Church with burial in the Guin City Cemetery (Map). Bro. Tim Alexander officiating.  Pallbearers, Grandsons and Great Grandsons.

Born in Minnesota, he is the son of the late John and Clara Falls Souder and the husband of Helen Worth Souder. He had lived in Guin since 1954 and had retired from Munsingwear. He was a member of the Guin First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking.

He is survived by his Wife, Helen Worth Souder of Guin, AL, 4 Daughters, Kay Hughes of Birmingham, AL, Susan (Ruben) Abernathy of Sylacauga, AL, Peggy (Jackie) Lewis of Double Springs, AL and Pattie (Jerry) Gann of Guin, AL, A Son, John (Renita) Souder of Guin, AL, 13 Grandchildren and 26 Great Grandchildren.

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

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Jackson, Terry Lee - Age 48 - Littleville, AL



Terry Lee Jackson age 48 of Littleville, Alabama, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2009 at his residence.

Visitation: Saturday January 17, 2009, 6:00 p.m. at the residence, 1985 Pine Avenue, Russellville, AL. Service, Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the residence at 1985 Pine Avenue Russellville, Alabama with burial in the Crews Cemetery. Sister Pearl Shelton and Brother Philip Guyton officiating.

He was born in Franklin County, Alabama, to the late Roy Curtis and Annie Sue Fisher Jackson. As a hobby he loved working in his work shop fixing Automobiles and other fix-it jobs. Terry had worked for the Rogers Group (a road paving company) as a foreman.

He is survived by his wife, Majorie Dobbins Jackson of Littleville, AL; 2 daughters, Wendy Wood and Cassandra (Jose) Martinez all of Russellville, AL; 1 step-daughter, Timberly (Tim) Mordecai of Florence, AL; 1 step-son, Richard Dobbins of Sulligent, AL; 2 sisters, Mary Jo Mitchell of Russellville, AL, and Brenda (Tommy) McCarty of Tharptown, AL; 2 brothers, Ricky (Maryann) Jackson of Littleville, AL, and Randy (Carol) Jackson of Musle Shoals, AL; 8 grandchildren, Gabriel Herrera, Angel Martinez, Joselyn Martinez, Kaitlyn Wood, Austin Mordecai, Chancey Mordecai, Rikki Mordecai, and Caitlin Dobbins.


Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc of Sulligent, Alabama directing.

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Potter, Teddie Otis - Age 72 - Phil Campbell, AL

Teddie Otis Potter, age 72, of Phil Campbell, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at his residence. He attended Pleasant Hill Congregational Methodist Church and was a retired farmer.

The body will lie in state 1 hour prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service on Friday, January 16 2009, at Pleasant Hill Congregational Methodist Church with Bro. Danny Hammett and Bro. Merrell Potter officiating. Interment will be in East Franklin Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Joey Quillen, Jonathon Baker, Jason Baker, Chris Newell, Jeremy Potter and Cory Potter. Honorary pallbearer will be his grandson, Eric Ergle, who is away serving his country in U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents, C.J. and Eliza Potter; sister, Lorene Jones; great-granddaughter, Haley Richardson; nephew, Avery Morgan; and father and mother-in-law, Ausie and Susie Blankenship.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Edna Jean Blankenship Potter; children, Steve Potter and special friend Nancy James of Russellville, Gary Potter and wife Mary of Spruce Pine, Rhonda Baker and husband Charles, Wendy and husband David Ergle and Gregg Potter and wife Angela of Phil Campbell; brother, Earl Potter of Phil Campbell; sisters, Nadine Woodard of Moulton and Sue Morgan Smith of Phil Campbell; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to East Franklin community, Asera-Care Hospice and staff and Sue Townsel.


Akins Funeral Home in Russellville, AL directing.

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Lawler, Oscar Lee - Age 77 - Hackleburg, AL

Mr. Oscar Lee Lawler, age 77, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Monday, January 19, 2009 at his residence.

Visitation, at the Hackleburg Freewill Baptist Church in Hackleburg, Alabama after 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January, 20, 2009.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at the Hackleburg Freewill Baptist Church.  Ray Cantrell and Whalon Jones officiating.  Burial in Union Hill Cemetery (Map).

Mr. Lawler was born January 2, 1932, in Marion County, Alabama to the late Presley Leon and Icy Jane Kennedy Lawler.  He was married to Judy Mitchell Lawler and was retired from NTN Bower where he was a Machine Operator.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Ann Mitchell Lawler; children, Marie Rayburn, Michael & Anita Scott, Leeann & Johenne Smith, Brenda Lawler & Ben, her Fiancé, Niki Lawler, Kayla Lawler, Baby Kass, Jennifer & Josh McKinney, and Vern & Darlene Young; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Ashlyn, Rady, Ella, Kass, and Jack; brother, Presley Bee Lawler; sisters, Brownie Crews, and Ara Jones; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death his parents, Presley Leon and Icy Jane Kennedy Lawler; 2 brothers, Ottis Lawler, Ollie Lawler; and 2 sisters, Mary Mitchell, and Alma Woodruff.

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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Tice, William C. "Chuckie" - Age 47 - Hamilton, AL

William Tice, age 47, of Hamilton, Alabama passed away Tuesday night, January 20, 2009 at his residence.

Visitation after 6:00 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2009, at Antioch Church.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 23, 2009, at Antioch Church.  Bro. Elvis Cochran and Mike Frederick officiating.  Burial in Antioch Cemetery.

Mr. Tice was born August 24, 1961, in Marion County, Alabama, to Oneal and Linda Cochran Tice.  He was a Machinist.

He is survived by his parents, Oneal and Linda Cochran Tice; 1 sister, Cynthia Dodd; 1 niece, Rachael Dodd; 1 great-niece, Tristyn Dodd; grandmother, Artivie Tice; 2 uncles, Randall Tice, and Hughdon Cochran; 2 aunts, Jean Colburn, and Regina Frederick.

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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Yielding, Mrs. Lorene - Age 96 - Hackleburg, AL (formerly of Hamilton, AL)

Mrs. Lorene Yielding, age 96, of Hackleburg, Alabama, (formerly of Hamilton, Alabama), passed away Tuesday night, January 20, 2009 at Russellville Health Care at Russellville, Alabama.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 23, 2009, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton.  Funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Larry Cochran officiating.  Burial in Shiloh Cemetery (Map).

Mrs. Yielding was born January 13, 1913, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Henry and Janie Dyar Barnette.  She was a Homemaker and a member of Hamilton First Baptist Church.

She is survived by 5 children, Mae Mayfield of Russellville, AL., Rose McCarley of Hamilton, AL., Ann Young of Hamilton, AL., Judy (Rick) Jones of Stewart, LA., and Gary (Barbara) Yielding of Spruce Pine, AL.; 14 grandchildren and a host of great and great-great grandchildren; a special friend, Kathy T. of Cherokee, AL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Yielding, her parents, Henry and Janie Barnette; 8 brothers; and 1 sister.

The family wishes to say a special thank you to the nursing staff at Russellville Health Care.

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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McCarley, Mrs. Lona - Age 89 - Sulligent, AL
(July 3, 1919 - January 5, 2009)

Mrs. Lona Seals McCarley, age 89, of Sulligent, passed away Monday, January 5, 2009 at the Care Center of Vernon.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. from the Sulligent First Baptist Church where the body will lie in state from 1:00 until 2:00. Burial will follow in the Sulligent City Cemetery (Map). Officiating ministers will be Bro. John Nicholson and Bro. Jeff Chaffin. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 until 9:00.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Dr. William Box, Bobby Holliday, Butch King, Bill Ballard, Carl Reeves and Richard Roberts. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Billy Maddox, Billy Paul, Frank Buckley, Billy Ogden and Freddie Carruth.

Mrs. McCarley was born on July 3, 1919 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late Marlin and Mary Jane Noe Seals. She was married to the late Aubrey McCarley. Mrs. McCarley was a member of the Sulligent First Baptist Church where she served on the Special Needs Committee for years. She was also a member of the Young at Hearts group and the Dorcas Sunday School class. She and her husband owned and operated McCarley’s Cleaners in Sulligent for 40 years. Mrs. McCarley enjoyed yard work and sewing.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Barbara (Jimmy Paul) Reeves, Sulligent, AL 2 Grandchildren: Jim (Bonnie) Reeves, Sulligent, AL Bill (Cathy) Reeves, Sulligent, AL 3 Great Grandchildren: Aaron Reeves, Holley Reeves, Ryan Reeves 2 Sisters: Oleen Palmer, Amory, MS Christine Storey, Tuscaloosa, AL

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Marlin and Mary Jane Noe Seals Husband: Aubrey McCarley 3 Brothers: Andrew Seals, Henry Seals, Robert Seals 5 Sisters: Tera Warren, Addie McDonald, Lula Weeks, Johnnie Farr, Florence Rector

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Kidd, Ms. Kay Frances - Age 62 - Sulligent, AL 
(July 20, 1946 - January 7, 2009)

Ms. Kay Frances Kidd, age 62, of Sulligent, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at the Aurora Australis Lodge in Columbus, MS.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 3:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery (Map). Officiating minister will be Bro. Andre Evans. Viewing will be held on Sunday at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. until service time at 3:00 P.M.

Ms. Kidd was born on July 20, 1946 in Altadena, CA to the late Doc and Grady Lee Summers Kidd. She attended Powell Chapel CME. Ms. Kidd was a 1964 graduate of Todd High School. She had previously worked as a seamstress.

SURVIVORS: 1 Son: Jeff Hall, Columbus, MS 6 Grandchildren 3 Great Grandchildren 1 Brother: Billy Kidd, Sulligent, AL

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Doc and Grady Lee Summers Kidd 2 Brothers: Dolphus Kidd, Claudie Lee Kidd 1 Sister: Hattie Chloe Kidd.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Scott, Leon - Age 83 - Gattman, MS 
(June 9, 1925 - January 8, 2009)

Mr. Leon Scott, age 83, of Gattman, MS passed away Thursday, January 8, 2009 at the residence.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Lockhart Cemetery. Officiating ministers will be Bro. Mac Phillips and Bro. Robert Fowlkes. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Josh Scott, Adam Dove, Joel Collier, Rod Whaley, Bryan Whaley, Tim Carruth and John Silas Goode.

Mr. Scott was born on June 9, 1925 in Monroe County, MS to the late Gallaway and Ada Mae Reeves Scott. He was a member of the Gattman Baptist Church. Mr. Scott was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving for 3 years in the South Pacific during WWII. He had previously worked for Strickland Buildings and Johnson Buildings.

SURVIVORS: Wife: Opal McKay Scott, Gattman, MS 2 Sons: Danny Leon (Sherlon) Scott, Gattman, MS Frankie Joe (Esther) Scott, Gattman, MS 4 Daughters: Cathy (Mitch) Robertson, Gattman, MS Rebecca (Dennis) Collier, Detroit, AL Tressa (Wayne) Carruth, Sulligent, AL Lisa (Vernon) Goode, Amory, MS 19 Grandchildren 27 Great Grandchildren 3 Great Great Grandchildren 1 Brother: Erie Scott, Gattman, MS 1 Sister: Catherine Honnoll, Caledonia, MS

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Gallaway and Ada Mae Reeves Scott 1 Daughter: Linda Dove 1 Granddaughter: Amanda Whaley 2 Brothers: William Harvey, Alfred Scott.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Hollis, Ms. Jean - Age 71 - Sulligent, AL
(November 15, 1937 - January 9, 2009)

Ms. Jean Hollis, age 71, of Sulligent, passed away Friday, January 9, 2009 at the Care Center of Vernon.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 11, 2009 at 4:00 P.M. at Sulligent First Freewill Baptist Church, where the body will lie-in-state at the church from 3:00 until service time at 4:00 P.M. Burial will follow in the Sulligent City Cemetery. Bro. Edward Puckett will be officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Saturday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Johnny Shackelford, Glenn Crawford, Wayne Crawford, Charles Mosley, Gary Hawkins, Jeff Taylor, Britt Godsey and Keith Godsey. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Brooks Hollis, Robert McKay and Clyde Driver.

Ms. Hollis was born November 15, 1937 in Lamar County, AL to the late Joseph Henry and Sally White Robertson. She was a member of Sulligent First Freewill Baptist Church. Ms. Hollis was a 1956 graduate of Sulligent High School. She was retired from McCoy Mfg. and Reltoc Mfg. Ms. Hollis enjoyed Southern Gospel music and going to quartet singings.

SURVIVORS: 2 Sons: Danny (Kelly) Hollis, Sulligent, AL, Gabe (Markita) Hollis, Sulligent, AL, 4 Grandchildren: Eric Hollis, Heather Hollis, Bryan Hollis and Austin Hollis, 2 Sisters: Wilma Shackelford, Vernon, AL, Marie Crawford, Sulligent, AL, Several Nieces and Nephews

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents: Joseph Henry and Sally Robertson, Husband: Edward Ray Hollis, 1 Infant Son: Ricky Hollis, 3 Brothers: James Felix Robertson, Earlie Robertson and Jack Robertson, 4 Sisters: Eva Sorrells, Addie Lee Minor, Margie Mosley and Argie Mae Duncan.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Jones, Mr. William Howard - Age 64 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. William Howard Jones, age 64, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 23, 2009 at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday evening, January 24, 2009, at the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 25, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Randal Tice officiating.  Burial in Antioch Church Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was born September 26, 1944 in Alabama to Johnny Howard and Macie Lou McCarley Jones.  He worked as an Escort for Mobile Homes.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Angelia Mae McCann, and Lisa Kay Fowler; 1 son, Jeffery Howard Jones; 7 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Pat Colley, and Doris Bruce; and 1 brother, J.D. Jones.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Alice Mae Hambrick Jones and Lorene Jones.

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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Page, Mr. Wendall - Age 88 - Hamilton, AL

Mr. Wendall Page, age 88, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2009, at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2009, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Bethlehem Methodist Church.  Bros. Preston Headrick, Keith Mock, and Gregg Cook officiating.  Lie-in-state at the church from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. prior to the service.  Burial in Bethlehem Cemetery (Map).

Mr. Page was born January 28, 1920, in Mississippi, to the late Robert Bunyon and Arviseston Keith Page.  He was married to Carrie Mae Brown Page and was a Retired Sales Clerk.  He was a Veteran of WWII.

He is survived by his wife, Carrie Page; 1 daughter, Shirley Burleson; 1 son, Bob (Sue) Page; 5 grandchildren, Mark (Paula) Burleson, Paige (Keith) Mock, Matthew (Martha) Burleson, Todd (Stacy) Page, and Beth (Larry) Gilmer; 10 great-grandchildren, Markie Burleson, Tyler Burleson, Campbell Mock, Parker Mock, Emma Grace Burleson, Slade Gilmer, Chase Gilmer, Madeleine Page, Mackenzie Page, and Jon Robert Page.

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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Hunt, H. Guy - Age 75 - Holly Pond, AL (49th Gov. of Alabama)

Birmingham, AL  - Harold Guy Hunt, age 75, of Holly Pond, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 30, 2009 at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham.

Hunt has been battling cancer for several years.

Alabama's first Republican governor since Reconstruction, Hunt served as governor of Alabama from 1987-1993.

Family spokesman Mark McDaniel says Hunt died at 2:55 p.m. today, January 30, 2009, at Trinity Medical Center in Birmingham, AL.

Harold Guy Hunt was born June 17, 1933, in the Cullman County farming community of Holly Pond, Alabama. His parents were William Otto and Frances Holcombe Hunt. At an early age, Hunt joined the Mt. Vernon Primitive Baptist Church, and church and home became critical influences in his life. Salutatorian of his high school class, he graduated from Holly Pond High School, and less than a year out of high school, at only 17 years of age, on February 25, 1951, he married his high school sweetheart, Helen Chambers. The couple would have four children. Hunt continued his family's farming tradition at this time. During the Korean War, Hunt served in both the 101st Airborne and the First Infantry divisions of the U.S. Army and earned a certificate of achievement for outstanding performance of military duty and the distinguished service medal. After his military service, Hunt returned to his family farm at Holly Pond and in 1958 was formally ordained as a minister in the Primitive Baptist Church. Hunt’s wife of 53 years, former First Lady Helen Hunt, died on Nov. 22, 2004, after battling pulmonary fibrosis. Hunt married longtime family friend Anne Smith of Adamsville in October 2005.

Hunt is survived by his wife, Anne Smith Hunt; 1 son, Keith Hunt; and 3 daughters, Pam Hunt, Sherrie Williams and Lynn Harris.

Funeral arrangements have not been announced but will be published as soon as they are available.

Current governor, Bob Riley, has ordered that Flags on government offices be lowered to half-staff in honor of the former Governor's passing.

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Cunningham, Geral Dean Cantrell - Age 67 - Vernon, AL (Formerly of Sulligent, AL)
(May 26, 1941 - January 28, 2009)

Geral Dean Cantrell Cunningham, age 67, of Vernon, Alabama, , formerly of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at the Care Center of Vernon.

Visitation, at the funeral home Friday evening, January 30, 2009, from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. Funeral service, Saturday, January 31, 2009, 11:00 a.m., from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Lamar Memory Gardens. Bro. Billy Joe Ives officiating.

Mrs. Cunningham was born May 26, 1941 in Lamar County, AL to the late William O. and Mary Alice O’Mary Cantrell. She was married to the late Roy C. Cunningham. Mrs. Cunningham was of the Baptist faith and attended Revelation of Holiness Church. She attended High School in Hastings, FL. Mrs. Cunningham was a homemaker and enjoyed country and southern gospel music and fishing.

She is survived by 3 brothers, Robert (Mary) Cantrell, Cullman, AL, Melton (Myrtie) Cantrell, Vernon, AL, Haylen Cantrell, Sulligent, AL; 2 sisters: Rena Young, Hastings, FL, and Jewel “Tootie” (David) Cantrell, Gattman, MS. Several Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by her parents, William O. and Mary Alice O’Mary Cantrell; her husband, Roy C. Cunningham; 2 brothers, Murlin Cantrell, George “Shorty” Cantrell.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Murray, Kathryn “Kitty” Jones - Age 53 - Pelham, AL (formerly of Sulligent, AL)
(October 17, 1955 - January 21, 2009)

Mrs. Kathryn “Kitty” Murray, age 53, of Pelham, formerly of Sulligent, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at the residence.

Funeral service, Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 12:00 Noon from the Sulligent First Assembly of God, where the body will lie-in-state at the church from 11:00 until service time at 12:00 with burial in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 12:00 P.M. Serving as active pallbearers will be Tony Shelley, Ricky Nalls, Mario Waybright, Jonathan Rogers, Carlos Harris and Hal Veal, III.

Mrs. Murray was born on October 17, 1955 in Sulligent, Alabama to Jerlean Patrick Jones and the late Will E. Jones. She was a member of the Greater Victory Church of God. Mrs. Murray was a 1974 graduate of Sulligent High School and a 1979 graduate of MUW. She was a registered nurse and worked for several years at Lamar Regional Hospital where she served as Director of Nursing.

She is survived by her mother: Jerlean Jones, Vernon, AL; her husband: Morris W. Murray, Pelham, AL; 1 son, Morris W. Murray, II, Grand Rapids, MI; 4 daughters,: Jackie (Hal) Veal, Southaven, MS, LaSharia Murray, Pelham, AL, Cassie Murray, Pelham, AL, and Tiffany Adams, Darby, New Jersey; 5 grandchildren,: Tyrese D. Murray, Kasey Murray, Jasmine Rogers, Whitney Veal, and Jordan Veal; 2 brothers, Calvin Cameron, Tuscaloosa, AL, and Alvin Cameron, Houston, TX; 3 sisters: Shirley Johnson, Middleville, MI, Charlene Akins, Grand Rapids, MI, and Shelby Cole, Grand Rapids, MI.

She was preceded in death by her father, Will E. Jones; 2 brothers, Willis C. Jones, and George Jones; and 1 sister: Jeraldean Eskercille Jones.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Conrad, Kenneth Edward - Age 70 - Sulligent, AL
(May 14, 1938 - January 23, 2009)

Mr. Kenneth Edward Conrad, age 70, of Sulligent, passed away Friday, January 23, 2009 at the residence.

Funeral service, Monday, January 26, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Kingsville Cemetery in Detroit, AL. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Mr. Conrad was born May 14, 1938 in Rumsey, KY to the late Edward Washington and Martha Elizabeth Vanhover Conrad. He was of the Methodist Faith. Mr. Conrad served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a carpenter and in construction for many years, and later drove a truck for several years. Mr. Conrad enjoyed being at home, gardening, camping and riding horses.

He is survived by 2 sons, Kenneth Edward (Tracy) Conrad Jr., Dothan, AL, and Thomas Edward (Cindy) Conrad, Sulligent, AL; 3 daughters, Donna Ann (Jeff) Lawley, Robertsdale, AL, Elaine M. (Jeff) Varnum, Tallahassee, FL, and Cynthia L. McGowan, Panama City, FL; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, Thomas William Conrad, 29 Palms, CA; and 1 brother-in-law: Bill Wathen, Whitesville, KY.

He was preceded un death by his parents, Edward Washington and Martha Elizabeth Conrad; his wife, Teddie Jean Conrad; 1 brother, Barry Lane Croft; and 1 sister, Betty Wathen.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Mullins, Beulah Lucas - Age 67 - Detroit, AL
(October 18, 1941 - January 27, 2009)

Mrs. Beulah Lucas Mullins, age 67, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at the residence.

Funeral services, Friday, January 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Carter Cemetery in Detroit, AL. Officiating ministers will be Bro. Mitch Nethery and Bro. Greg Cook. Visitation at the funeral home Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Serving as active pallbearers will be Rodney Lucas, Jamie Palmer, Junior Lucas, Richard Lucas, Mike Oakes, Barry Perry, Harry Northington and Daryl Thompson.

Mrs. Mullins was born on October 18, 1941 in Lamar County, AL to the late Arthur Lee and Shalar Mae Bolin Lucas. She was a member of the Detroit Methodist Church and attended Pine Springs Methodist Church. Mrs. Mullins worked for several years at Detroit Slacks. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and keeping grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Gary Mullins, Detroit, AL; 1 son, Michael Mullins, Detroit, AL; 1 daughter, Michelle (Terry Jr.) Perkins, Detroit, AL; 3 grandchildren, Molly Mullins, Clay Perkins and Cailyn Perkins; 5 brothers, Rayburn Lucas, Sulligent, AL, Garland Ray Lucas, Hamilton, AL, Jodie Lucas, Brilliant, AL, Carl Lucas, Hamilton, AL, and  Buddy Lucas, Hamilton, AL; and 1 sister, Ruby Palmer, Hamilton, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur Lee and Shalar Mae Bolin Lucas; 2 sisters, Lovie Lucas, and Kathy Lucas; and 4 brothers, W.T. Lucas, Jerry Lucas, Gary Lucas, and Larry Lucas.


Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Barnes, Mr. Waymon Paul - Age 69 - Phil Campbell, AL

Mr. Waymon Paul Barnes, age 69, of Phil Campbell, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at his residence.

Visitation, Saturday evening, January 31, 2009, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, Sunday, February 1, 2009, 2:00 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Jack Blaylock officiating.  Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Hodges, Alabama.

Mr. Barnes was born February 10, 1939, in Marion County, Alabama to the late Andrew Caleb and Alice Stidham Barnes.  He was married to the Ethleen Williford Barnes.

He is survived by his wife, Ethleen Barnes of Phil Campbell, AL.; 2 sons, Waymon Paul Barnes, Jr. and David Paul Barnes, both of Birmingham, AL.; 4 daughters, Brenda Smith of Michigan, Linda Hertzing of North Carolina, Paulette Moore of Hamilton, AL., and Shannon Lawler of Phil Campbell, AL.; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren including his little angel, Amber; 1 sister, Eloise Hopper of Hamilton, AL.; 3 brothers, A.C. Barnes of Hamilton, AL., Windfred Lee Barnes of Birmingham, AL., and Max Barnes of Hamilton, AL.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew Caleb and Alice Stidham Barnes; and a brother, W.C. "Bill" Barnes.

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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Reynolds, Mrs. Virginia Louise Campbell - Age 72 - Hamilton, AL

Mrs. Virginia Reynolds, age 72, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper, AL.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday,  February 5, 2009, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, with Funeral service to begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Robert Taylor officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens.

Mrs. Reynolds was born May 14, 1936, in Walker County, AL. to the late Jessie Campbell, Jr. and Irene Jeanice Cook Campbell.  She was a Seamstress and Inspector at the Textile Mills. 

She is survived by her children, Carla Jean Jenkins, Carolyn Louise Jenkins, and Carlton Robert Jenkins; 2 grandchildren; and 1 brother, Jerry Wayne Campbell.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Campbell, Jr. and Irene Jeanice Cook Campbell; 2 sons, James Timothy Vickery and Calvin Leslie Jenkins; and 1 brother, Howard Nathern Campbell.  

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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Charles James Bankhead, Sr.
(February 8, 1930 - January 30, 2009)

Mr. Charlie James Bankhead Sr., age 78, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Friday, January 30, 2009 at UAB in Birmingham.

Funeral service, Tuesday, February 3, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. from Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Gilmer Addition of Sulligent City Cemetery. Supt. Murry Johnson officiating. Visitation at the funeral home Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 P.M. Serving as active pallbearers: Billy Wayne “Meatball” Evans, Bobby Metcalfe, Daniel Stewart, Collis Metcalfe and Ronald Blanchard. Serving as honorary pallbearers: Johnny Gilmer, Peter Bankhead, Jackson Bankhead and Rev. Andre’ Evans.

Mr. Bankhead was born February 8, 1930, in Lamar County, Alabama, to the late Houston and Jenny Fleming Bankhead. He was a member of Powell Chapel CME Church. Mr. Bankhead was a Mason and also worked 31 years for Burlington Northern Railroad. He enjoyed walking, bicycle riding and mowing lawns.

He is survived by his wife Florida Ogden Bankhead, Sulligent, AL.; 5 sons, Charlie James Bankhead Jr., Calera, AL., Theodore (Rena) Pennington, Aberdeen, MS., Kenneth (Cathy) Bankhead, Hamilton, AL., Michael Bankhead, Sulligent, AL., Douglas Alan Bankhead, Sulligent, AL.; 4 daughters, Carol Caine, Winfield, AL., Patricia Bankhead, Sulligent, AL., Jenny Gail (Jimmy) Metcalfe, Sulligent, AL., Barbara Bankhead, Sulligent, AL.; 8 Grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Houston and Jenny Bankhead; 2 brothers, Jake Miller and Earlie Bankhead; 1 daughter-in-law, Laura Bankhead.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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Roscoe Salters
(July 31, 1925 - January 31, 2009)

Mr. Roscoe Salters, age 83, of Vernon, Alabama, passed away Saturday, January 31, 2009 at the residence.

Funeral service, Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel followed by a graveside service with military honors in the Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation, Wednesday evening, February 4, 2009, at the funeral home from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M.

Mr. Salters was born July 31, 1925 in Lowndes County, MS, to the late Shed and Mattie Coleman Salters. He was married to the late Olean Pennington Salters. Mr. Salters was a member of the Westside Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening and interacting with people.

He is survived by 3 sons, Larry (Donna) Salters, Lathonia, GA., Jerry (Sarah) Salters, Vernon, AL., Ronnie (Alfreda) Salters, Olive Branch, MS., 5 daughters, Sarah (Matt) Burton, Tuscaloosa, AL., Martha (Eime) Ekandem, Rex, GA., Shirley Salters, Vernon, AL., Janet Salters, Stone Mountain, GA., Sandra Salters, Kennesaw, GA., 18 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Shed and Mattie Coleman Salters; his wife, Olean Pennington Salters; 1 grand daughter; 1 grandson; 1 great-grandson; 4 brothers; and 2 sisters.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL directing.

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James A. Miles



James A. Miles, age 64, of Guin, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009 in the Golden Living Center in Winfield, AL.

Funeral service, Thursday, January 22, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Mr. Bill Rayburn and Mr. W.T. Allison officiating.

Born in Fayette, AL. He is the son of the late Henry and Lessie Duckworth Miles. He had lived in Guin most of his life, was owner and operator of Miles Plumbing and Electric Company and was a member of the Guin Church Of Christ.

He is survived by 1 daughter, Stacie (Eddie) Enlow of Monroe, LA..; 2 grandchildren, Madeline and Matthew Enlow; 2 sisters, Willie Boozer of Columbus, MS., and Dorothy Whitley of Fayette, AL.; and 1 brother, Danny Miles of Fayette, AL.; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Lessie Duckworth Miles; and 2 Sisters, Mary Shaw and Helen Edmonson.


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

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