102021 Obits

Shirley Burleson, 83, Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home.

Shirley Burleson

She was born in Hamilton on Thursday, May 19, 1938, to Raymon Avery and Loie Riddle Williford Avery.
She leaves to cherish her memories her husband of 67 years - Billy Gray Burleson; children - Kathy Peoples, Mickey (Cindi) Burleson, Dr. Michael (Victoria) Burleson, Rodney (Marshia) Burleson; grandchildren - Amy Peoples, Nick Peoples, Tabitha (Cliff) Turner, Bridget (Daryll) Maxell, Ben (Lyndsee) Burleson, Anthony Burleson and Sophia Burleson; great-grandchildren - Madison Turner, Sadie Turner, Fayrn Maxell, Kohen Maxell and Lily Burleson; siblings - Johnny (Mahala) Avery, Bryce Avery and Shelba (Dwight) Wooldridge; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents - Raymon and Loie Avery; and brother - Clyde (Shirley) Avery.
A graveside service was held on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at the Hamilton Memory Gardens.
Marion County Funeral Home directed the services.
Marion County Funeral Home
3325 Bexar Avenue East • Hamilton, Ala.  35570
(205) 921-5777

Opal Green, 99, Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at her residence.
She was born in Franklin County on Saturday, March 4, 1922, to Ira Davis and Lillie Dean Taylor Davis.

Opal Green

She leaves to cherish her memories her sisters - Helen Chamblee and Billie Szocinski; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband - Delton Green; parents - Ira and Lillie Davis; brother - Gordon Davis; and sisters - Nova Emerson, Geneva Agsten, Iva Chamblee, Elizabeth Harris and Syble Lee.
The funeral service for Mrs. Green was held on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Love Joy Cemetery.
Bro. Terry Parrish was the officiating minister.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Love Joy Cemetery Fund, 2099 County Hwy. 1, Hamilton, Alabama 35570.
Marion County Funeral Home directed the services.
Marion County Funeral Home
3325 Bexar Avenue East • Hamilton, Ala.  35570
(205) 921-5777

David Allen "DAR" Roberson, 65, Haleyville, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021.
He was born on July 25, 1956, in Mobile to Malcom and Wilma Roberson.

David Roberson

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Double Springs and served as a Sunday School teacher for 17+ years, was the Chairman of the Financial Committee for 19+ years, a member of the choir (he thought he could sing very well) and he was a member of the insurance and audit committees.
His professional achievements were many and far-reaching. He established and founded RCG, INC., in 2008. RCG is a consulting firm focused on solving construction and design problems in residential
housing. Clients included 17 manufacturing companies that operated 30 facilities across the us. Also included on the client’s list where FEMA, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and T. L. Wallace Construction, Inc. During his tenure at RCG, David has positively contributed to the design and construction of tens of thousands of homes and prefabricated buildings.
Prior to the formation of RCG, He was a founding shareholder (1984) and the Chief Financial Officer of Cavalier Homes, Inc, until 1996 when he became the President and Chief Executive Officer. At the time of taking the helm, Cavalier was the fourth-largest producer of Manufactured Homes and Modular Homes in the nation, building over 250,000 homes in the last 25 years. Cavalier operated as many as 24 manufacturing plants with 5,500 employees, five supply operations and a captive retail finance arm. The company has operated facilities in seven states and sold and serviced homes in 31 states.
As a hands-on manager during his career, David gained extensive experience in the bidding and fulfillment of government contracts, building over 4,000 homes for FEMA, MEMA, and other agencies. These contracts included both residential and commercial structures, requiring strict adherence to building codes and large-scale field coordination of delivery installation, service, and maintenance of residential homes.
Additionally, as a part of the fulfillment of a contract for the State of Mississippi, He worked with the FEMA Joint Housing Study Group to provide insight and information to FEMA related to the Alternative Housing Pilot Program.
He also reorganized field operations to service, install, and finish homes in a multi-state area utilizing over 300 employees and contractors. Reorganization of field services included automation of data and case management systems to insure quick response time, proper procurement of materials, the coordination of employee and contractor services, and reduction of callbacks.
He also worked with Florida Solar Energy, the Department of Energy, and other service providers to develop both “in-plant” and “in-field” industry best practice strategies to maximize energy efficiency, eliminate mold and condensation-related issues, and improve indoor air quality.
He also established formal training programs on a company-wide basis for all employees in areas of building code compliance, field repair methodologies, lean manufacturing technologies, and professional conduct and leadership. Many of the initial training programs were taught by Mr. Roberson with a focus on “train the trainer” to facilitate a learning environment throughout the company.
He also previously served as the Secretary of the Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission, the state oversight authority for the industry.
He is immediately survived by his wife - Rita Nix Roberson, his son - Dr. Jon (Kari) Heath, his son -Terry Roberson; daughters - Rachel Roberson and Erica (Spencer) Sawyer; grandchildren - Katelyn Roberson, Grayson Goddard, Emma Heath and Carter Roberson; siblings - Richard (Karen) Roberson and Jerry Roberson; nephews and nieces - Zachary (Brandi) Roberson, Jody (Amy) Nix, Adam Nix, Emma (Brandt) Mace and Charlie Mack Roberson; mother-in-law and father-in-law - Johnnie and Junior Nix; and great-nieces, great-nephews, aunts and a host of cousins.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at the First Baptist Church in Double Springs.
Bro. Phillip Twilley, Bro. Eric Hixon, Bro. George Whitten and Jonathan Gibbs and Jay Wilson were the officiating ministers.
In lieu of flowers, make contributions to Making U Disciples Ministry (M.U.D.), P.O. Box 398 Oneonta, AL. 35121 and Gideons International Winston County Camp of Alabama P.O. 1074 Double Springs, AL. 35553
Pinkard Funeral Home directed the services.
Pinkard Funeral Home
1308 21st St., Haleyville, Ala.  35565
(205) 486-7662

Virginia Sartin, 77, Haleyville, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at her residence.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Bethel Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home • Hamilton, Ala.

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