Obituaries

October - 2009

email comments or listings to:  jmays@49countynews.net

Disclaimer:  I am Attempting to give links to Cemeteries and Churches. These links are merely suggestions and may not be correct. These links lead to other sites over which 49 County News.Net has no control.  Thank you for your patience. Please send corrections and links to jmays@49countynews.net .

Back To Obituaries Page

Back To 49 County News.Net  

Barnes, Mrs. Erme Jean Felkins - Age 67 - Hamilton, AL    10/23/09

Cantrell, Mr. Arthur Cantrell - Age 83 - Hamilton, AL    10/11/09

Colburn, Mrs. Betsy Sandlin - Age 62 - Vernon, AL    10/6/09

Craig, Mr. Billy Ray - Age 61 - Tupelo, MS    10/20/09

Felkins-Barnes, Mrs, Erme Jean - Age 67 - Hamilton, AL 10/23/09

Franklin, Mr. Bobby Gene - Age 71 - Sulligent, AL    10/20/09

Granzow, Mr. Arleigh - Age 79 - Hamilton, AL    10/5/09

Guyton, Mrs. Martha Sue - Age 49 - Greenwood Springs, MS    10/10/09

Holcomb, Mrs. Azalee Owen - Age 87 - Hamilton, AL    10/23/09

Hudson, Mr. Dorsey - Age 78 - Hamilton, AL    10/2/09

Jones, Mr. Samuel - Age 84 - Hamilton, AL    10/2/09

Ledbetter, Mrs. Dean - Age 77 - Tuscumbia, AL    10/4/09

Lindley, Mrs. Frances Taylor - Age 70 - Hamilton, AL    10/19/09

Stark, Mr. Russell - Age 80 - Sulligent, AL    10/1/09

Stone, Ms. Annie M. - Age 92 - Detroit, AL    10/31/09

Upton, Mrs. Robbie - Age 51 - Hackleburg, AL    10/19/09

Weeks, Mr. Walter F. - Age 98 - Beaverton, AL    10/19/09

Top of Page


Mr. Samuel Jones

Samuel Jones, age 84, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, October 2, 2009 at the Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday night, October 4, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 5, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Hamilton Memorial 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.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mr. Dorsey Hudson

Dorsey Hudson, age 78 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday night, October 2, 2009 at the Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 8, 2009, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 8, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Love Joy 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.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mrs. Dean Ledbetter

Dean Ledbetter, age 77, of Tuscumbia, Alabama, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2009 at her residence.

Visitation, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Barnesville 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.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mr. Arleigh Granzow

Arleigh Granzow age 79, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, October 5, 2009 of complications of Parkinson disease.

Memorial service, Saturday, October 10, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Hamilton, Alabama.

Arleigh was born January 17, 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Elmer and Hazel Granzow.  He was retired from Munsingwear, Inc. and also the City of Hamilton, Alabama, where he served for several years as a Fireman. He was the husband of Deborah Granzow.  Arleigh was a pilot, and in earlier times he would fly his family back to Minnesota to visit friends and relatives there. He was also a scuba diver and several times he assisted rescue and recovery teams in the area in recovering victims of drowning.  He loved working in his shop with wood and metal as well as his and Deb's flower and vegetable garden.  Arleigh was talented in many fields.

He is survived by his wife, "Deb" Deborah Granzow; 1 daughter, Diane (Lee) Doughty; 2 sons, Curtis (Betsy) Granzow and Brian Granzow; 6 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. 

Editor's note:  I am so glad to have called him my friend.  He will be missed by so many.

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.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mr. Arthur Cantrell

Arthur Cantrell, age 83, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2009 at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Monday night, October 12, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Hamilton Memorial Gardens, Hamilton, AL.

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.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mrs. Frances Taylor Lindley

Frances Taylor Lindley, age 70, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, October 19, 2009 at Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 22, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Pleasant Ridge Church 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.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mrs. Robbie Upton

Robbie Upton, age 51, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Monday, October 19, 2009 at her residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Tuesday night, October 20, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at Mt. Olive Church.  The body will lie-in-state at the church from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., prior to the service.  Burial in Mt. Olive 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.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mr. Walter F. Weeks
(June 10, 1911 - October 19, 2009)


Walter Weeks, age 98, of Beaverton, Alabama, passed away Monday, October 19, 2009 at the residence.

Visitation at the Otts Funeral home Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral service, 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at Beaverton Free Will Baptist Church. The body to lie-in-state at the church from 2:00 p.m. until service time at 3:00 p.m. Burial in the Beaverton Cemetery. Bro. Charles Colburn and Bro. Dwight Bailey officiating. Active pallbearers, Dustin Fretwell, Teddy Gunter, Harold Haynes, David Haynes, Michael Gunter and Chris Weeks.

Walter Weeks was born June 10, 1911 in Lamar County, Alabama to the late William T. and Nellie Bell Terrell Weeks. He was married to the late Mandy Lee Humbers Weeks. Mr. Weeks was a member of the Beaverton Free Will Baptist Church. He had worked as a farmer and drove a school bus for several years. Mr. Weeks was in the CCC Camp in Dekalb, Mississippi. He enjoyed hunting and a love of animals. Mr. Weeks enjoyed reading the Bible and listening to gospel music. He had a deep love for his family.

He is survived by 2 sons, James Douglas (Judy) Weeks, Beaverton, AL., and Don (Marlene) Weeks, Sulligent, AL.; 5 daughters, Mary Nell (James) Perkins, Beaverton, AL., Carolyn Haynes, Sulligent, AL., Dean (Frank) Loftis, Columbus, MS., Margaret (Dale) Nolen, Sulligent, AL., and Marilyn (Coy) Wilson, Sulligent, AL.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren; and 1 sister, Nell Crump, Beaverton, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William T. and Nellie Bell Terrell Weeks; his wife, Mandy Lee Humbers Weeks; 1 granddaughter, Sheena Nolen Martin; 1 great-granddaughter, Amanda Otts; 4 brothers, James “Dick” Weeks, Luther “Bud” Weeks, Roy Weeks, Talmage Weeks; and 1 sister, Zora Reed.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL. directing.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mr. Bobby Gene Franklin
(May 5, 1938 - October 20, 2009)

Bobby Gene Franklin, age 71, of Sulligent, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at the residence.

Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama. Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 23, 2009 from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Wofford Cemetery. Officiating minister, Bro. John Nicholson. Active pallbearers, Charles White, Randy Comer, Tim Clark, Richie Otts, Bobby Jones, and Wayne Alexander. Honorary pallbearers are his coffee drinking friends at Mr. Gene’s and Mac’s Minit Mart.

Mr. Franklin was born on May 5, 1938 in Sulligent, AL to the late Clyde and Abbie Harris Franklin. He was married to the late Lorraine Regus Franklin. Mr. Franklin was a member of the Sulligent First United Methodist Church. He had previously worked at Marathon Equipment in Vernon, AL. Mr. Franklin enjoyed fellowship with friends at Mr. Gene’s and Mac’s Minit Mart in Sulligent.

He is survived by 1 son, Robert Franklin, Sulligent, AL.; 1 grandson, Mason Franklin, Sulligent, AL.; 1 brother, Billy (Jamie) Franklin, New Orleans, LA.; and 1 sister, Dorothy Alexander, Sulligent, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Abbie Harris Franklin; his wife, Lorraine Regus Franklin; his step-father, Robert Pennington.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mrs. Martha Sue Guyton
(October 30, 1959 - October 10, 2009)

Martha Sue Guyton, age 49, of Greenwood Springs, Mississippi, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2009 at the residence. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 12, 2009 from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, AL. Burial in Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M. Active pallbearers, Stacey Gray, Jessie Hayes, Donald Humbers, Dewey Guyton, Brandon Davis and Harold Guyton.

Mrs. Guyton was born on October 30, 1959 in Lamar County, Alabama to Sterling and Annie Belk Hayes. Mrs. Guyton was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and crocheting quilts. She loved her family, especially her children and grandchildren and spent time caring for her parents. She was of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by her parents, Sterling and Annie Hayes, Sulligent, AL.; her husband, John Guyton, Greenwood Springs, MS.; 1 daughter, Vanetta Rose Guyton (Stacey) Gray, Greenwood Springs, MS.; 4 grandchildren, Kaitlyn Guyton, Sunny Gray, Stacey Suesanna Gray and John Dakota Ross Gray; 4 brothers, Bobbie (Judy) Hayes, Sulligent, AL., Frankie (Ann) Hayes, Sulligent, AL., Henry Dale Hayes, Greenwood Springs, MS., and Danny (Doris) Hayes, Sulligent, AL.

She was preceded in death by 1 brother, Johnny Hayes; 1 sister, Anita Kay Hayes.

Otts Funeral Home of Sulligent, AL. directing.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mrs. Betsy Sandlin Colburn
(July 19, 1947 - October 6, 2009)

Betsy Sandlin Colburn, age 62, of Vernon, Alabama passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Visitation 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening, October 8, 2009 at the Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2009 from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in the Gilmer Addition of the Sulligent City Cemetery. Bro. Reagan Rye and Bro. Lynn McCullar officiating. Active pallbearers, Wayne Kidd, Michael Gardner, Larry Kidd, Brian Colburn, Dakota Sandlin and Jackie Sandlin.

Mrs. Colburn was born on July 19, 1947 in Lamar County, Alabama to Victory Lindsey Sandlin and the late Clyde Maxwell Sandlin. She was a member of the Mulberry Springs Baptist Church where she had served for many years as the children’s Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Colburn attended Sulligent High School and had previously worked as a seamstress for Glenn Enterprises. She enjoyed flowers and reading, especially the Bible.


She is survived by her mother, Victory Sandlin, Vernon, AL.; her husband, Randall Colburn, Vernon, AL.; 1 son, Bobby Lynn (Marie) Belk, Jr., Dothan, AL.; 1 daughter, Nichole (Jason) Lange, Hamilton, AL.; 2 grandchildren, Megan Belk, and Trey Belk; 3 brothers, Raymond Sandlin, Mooreville, MS., Richard Sandlin, Sulligent, AL., J.W. (Rita) Sandlin, Sulligent, AL.; 2 sisters, Wynell Colburn, Florence, AL., and Polly Hudson, Vernon, AL.; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clyde Maxwell Sandlin; 1 sister, Dollie Ray Sandlin; and 1 niece, Dianne Phillips.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL. directing.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mr. Russell Stark
(June 16, 1929 - October 1, 2009)

Russell Stark, age 80, of Sulligent, Alabama passed away Thursday, October 1, 2009 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Visitation, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 4, 2009 at the Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 4, 2009 from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel with military honors. Burial in the Furnace Hill Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers, Rick Stark, Danny Weeks, Janae Thomas, Jonathan Stark, Tison Thomas, Mike Hollis, Steve Hollis and Billy Dollar. Serving as honorary pallbearers, Lecil Hollis.

Mr. Stark was born on June 16, 1929 in Detroit, AL to the late Ed Brewer Stark and Mellie McSpadden Stark. He was a member of the Bartahatchie Baptist Church and most recently attended Lebanon Methodist Church. Mr. Stark was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WWII. He was former owner of Stark Tile in Merritt Island, FL. Mr. Stark had previously been a member of the Kiwanis Club, Lions Club and the Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Jewel Stark, Sulligent, AL.; 1 son: Rick (Bobbi) Stark, Sugartown, LA.; 1 daughter, Cheryl (Dan) Weeks, Gadsden, AL.; 3 grandchildren, Danny (Jennifer) Weeks, Jonathan (Jackie) Stark, and Janae (Tisan) Thomas; 2 great-grandchildren, Addison Weeks, and Ethan Jackson Stark; 3 sisters, Sue House, Columbus, MS., Nell Stark, Elk Grove, IL., and Linda Stark, Elk Grove, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed Brewer Stark and Mellie McSpadden Stark; 1 infant son; 1 brother, Ed Stark, Jr.; and his stepmother, Evie Young Hance Stark.


Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL. directing.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mrs. Azalee Owen Holcomb

Azalee Owen Holcomb, age 87, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, October 23, 2009 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, October 25, 2009 at Poplar Log Freewill Baptist Church.  (Lie-In-State from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the church.)  Jason Hammontree and Jeff Boyles officiating.  Burial in Poplar Log Cemetery.

Mrs. Holcomb was born November 23, 1921, in Marion County, Alabama to Ben H. and Flossie Cantrell Owen.  She was retired from the Marion County Board of Education.  She was married to the late Obie Holcomb.

She is survived by 2 daughters, Jan (Hugh) Holland, and Judy Holcomb; 3 grandchildren, Skip (Teresa) Holland, Chris (Michelle) Holland, and Amy (Robbie) Clemons; great-grandchildren, Erica, Halee, Jacob, Joshua, and Jordan Holland; 1 brother, Belton Owen; and 1 son-in-law, Charles Parrish.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Obie Holcomb; and 1 daughter, June Parrish.

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.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mrs. Erme Jean Felkins Barnes

Erme Jean Felkins Barnes, age 67, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday night, October 23, 2009, at her residence.

Visitation, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Sunday night, October 25, 2009 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2009 at Antioch Church.  (Lie-In-State from 1:00 - 2:00 Monday at the church prior to service.)  Burial in Pleasant Grove 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.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Mr. Billy Ray Craig
(January 14, 1948 - October 20, 2009)

Mr. Billy Ray Craig, age 61, of Tupelo, MS passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at the North MS Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

No formal services are planned after cremation.

Mr. Craig was born January 14, 1948 in Helena, Arkansas to the late Samuel Donald Craig and Elnora Lois Clair Craig. He was of the Baptist faith. Mr Craig was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps., serving during the Vietnam era. He worked as a telemarketer. He enjoyed video games and watching football, the History channel and Nascar racing. He was a nature lover, and an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was very family oriented and cared deeply for his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Barnhart, Nettleton, MS.; 1 son, Billy Shane Craig, Smithville, MS.; 5 daughters, Nora Kimberly Craig, Tupelo, MS., Terri Tamatha Craig, Tupelo, MS., Tonya Raechelle Livingston, Fulton, MS., Alicia Inman, Mantachie, MS., and Jonna K. Williams, Tupelo, MS.; other children, Richard Suddieth, Wayne Suddieth, and Lee Suddieth; 8 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel Donald and Elnora Lois Clair Craig.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL directing.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


Ms. Annie M. Stone

Annie M. Stone, age 92, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Saturday, October 31, 2009 at Sunset Manor Funeral Home in Guin, Alabama.

Visitation, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, 2009 at Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 2, 2009 at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Rudicell Cemetery.

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

Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

PRINT OBITUARY

Top of Page


 

Back To Obituaries Page

Copyright:  www.49countynews.net 2009