Obituaries

Stevie Gann

Stevie Gann, 59, of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday June 15, 2022, at his residence.
the funeral service was held on Saturday June 18, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Palmer Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

James Hugh Frederick

James Hugh Frederick, 86, of Hamilton, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.
He was born in Hamilton on Friday, Oct. 4, 1935, to Cleburn B. Fredrick and Nellie Williams Fredrick.

Nancy Carol Evans

Nancy Carol Evans, 66, of Guin, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022, at her residence.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

Kenneth Paul Westbrook

Kenneth Paul Westbrook, 81, of Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Memorial Gardens.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

Jeffrey Scott Turner

Mr. Jeffrey Scott Turner, 65, of Winfield, passed away on Monday June 6, 2022, in the Northwest Medical Center. Mr. Turner was born on Oct. 21, 1956, in Winfield to Jackie and Mary Ellen Rutledge Turner. He was a 1974 graduate of Hubbertville High School and spent much of his life working for Continental Conveyor & Equipment Company where he later retired after 36 years of service. He loved sports of all kinds, especially Alabama Football and spent more than 20 years as a referee and umpire for the AHSAA.

Kathryn M. Rhodes

Kathryn M. Rhodes, 90, of Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at her residence.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, June 9, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Middle Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Deborah Jan Vaughn Pollard

Mrs. Deborah Jan Vaughn Pollard, 71, of Winfield, passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2022, at her residence surrounded by her family after a long battle with cancer.  
Mrs. Pollard was born in Winfield on July 23, 1950, to Jesse Lloyd and Mary Ilene Hubbert Vaughn. She was a member of the Brilliant Church of God and attended Winfield City High School. She enjoyed line dancing and preforming with her friends, the Bama Dancers. She was a kind, loving, caring, wife, mother, grandmother and friend that always put others needs before her own and always has a positive attitude.

Ricky Miller

Ricky Miller, 61, of Hamilton, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2022,  at his residence.
The funeral service was held on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at Happy Hill Church with burial following at the adjoining cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

William Wayne Lewellen

William Wayne Lewellen, better known as “Will”, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022, at the Northwest Medical Center.
He was born in Amory, Miss., on Feb. 4, 1992, to Peggy Lee Green and Brian Lewellen.
He was a 2010 graduate of Winfield City High School. He was employed with Clayton Homes of Guin as a forklift operator. He had an avid love for horses and horsemanship. He was a very humble young man and a shining light to all that knew him. He always had the ability to bring a smile to everyone’s face and he loved for everyone to be happy.

Betty Kelly

Betty Kelly, 75, of Detroit, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at her residence.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Cooper Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Sandra Kaye McCool Hudson

Sandra Kaye McCool Hudson, 53, of Sulligent, passed away on Sunday, June 5, 2022, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.  
She was born on June 23, 1968, in Amory, Miss., to the late Raymond Ed McCool and Willene Mixon.  
She attended Sulligent Schools. She enjoyed country music, dancing, her grandchildren (especially whooping Dalton), her family, fishing and shopping with Dalton at "Jasper Pickers". She was a member for over 30 years at First Freewill Baptist in Sulligent.  

Mary Lee Inmon Grissom

Mrs. Mary Lee Inmon Grissom, 76, of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the Helen Keller Hospital.
Mrs. Grissom was born in Russellville Hospital on March 16, 1946, to William (Lee Wilson) and Mary Lucille Inmon. She was a very modest woman. She did not like her picture taken, but what she did love deeply was Jesus, her family and helping others.

Nancy Faye Dozier Duff

Mrs. Nancy Faye Dozier Duff, 87, of Saraland, formerly of Winfield, passed away on Tuesday June 7, 2022, at her daughter’s residence.
Mrs. Duff was born on May 31, 1935, to Ellis Justin and Thelma Fason Boyett. Mrs. Duff spent much of her life working for the Carraway Hospital of Winfield as a Monitor Tech. She was a hard worker all her life, she loved to cook, and her children and grandchildren were her life.

Michael Dickson

Michael Dickson, 75, of Guin, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper.
He was born on June 23, 1946, in Clarksville, Tenn. He is the son of the late Elmora Curtis and Bertha Aline Butler Dickson and the husband of Dorothy Jean Baker Dickson.
He lived in Guin the past 10 years and served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years and was a veteran of the Viet Nam War. He was a member of the VFW and the First Baptist Church in Hammond, Ind.

Sharon Brannon Davis

Sharon Brannon Davis, 64, of Hackleburg, passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022, at her home.
She will be remembered for her kindness and her willingness to give of herself to anyone who was in need. She was talented in many areas, including sewing, quilting, woodworking, and jewelry making, and family and friends will cherish items lovingly made for them.

James Eugene Busha

James Eugene Busha, better known as Jim, 79, of Colorado Springs, Col., passed away on June 1, 2022.
He was born in Mississippi on June 20, 1942, to Marshall and Luella Cleveland Busha.

Yvonne Webb Morgan

Mrs. Yvonne Webb Morgan, 87, of Gardendale, formerly of Brilliant, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022, at her daughter’s residence in Gardendale with her friends and family at her side.
She was born July 12, 1934, to Robert Vence Webb and Willie Hawkins Webb. She was a lifelong resident of Brilliant and a member of the Brilliant Church of God.  

Jason Edward Estes

Jason Edward Estes, 44, of Winfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at his residence.  
He was born in Winfield on March 13, 1978, to J. B. and Evelyn Herren Estes. He was a 1996 graduate of Winfield City High School and earned his Associates Degree in Machine Tool Technology from Bevill State Community College.  

Nora Lee Barnett Corkren

Mrs. Nora Lee Barnett Corkren, 76, of Brilliant, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022, at her residence.
Mrs. Corkren was born in Brilliant on Sept. 29, 1945, to Joe and Pearlie Hicks Barnett. Mrs. Corkren was a 1963 graduate of Brilliant High School. She spent much of her life working in the sewing industry, the last of which was Tullahoma Industries in Brilliant before her retirement. Mrs. Corkren was an avid sports fan, but she especially loved Alabama Football.

Mary Lou Cataldo

Mary Lou Cataldo, 67, of Hamilton, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.
There was no funeral service held.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Gloria Clark

Gloria Clark, 87, of Hamilton, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2022, at Diversacare of Winfield.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Billy Gray Burleson

Billy Gray Burleson, 85, of Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.
He was born in Hamilton on Wednesday, June 3, 1936, to N.C. Burleson and Tennie Cox Burleson.

Hubert Ray Rye

Hubert Ray Rye "Pete, 89, of Detroit, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022.
He was born on Dec. 28, 1932, in Detroit, to the late Curtis and Florence Lewis Rye.
He is survived by his sons - Curtis Lee (Annette) Rye and Neal Wade Rye; grandchildren - Tabitha Rye and Sonya Rye; great-grandchildren - Nina Rye-Clark, Logan Curtis Rye, Londyn Wilson and Laityn Wilson; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son - Carl Ray Rye; brother - Jessie Rye; sisters - Grace Roden, Olgamae Lewis and Jewel Swindle.

Gary Wayne Lindsey

Gary Wayne Lindsey, 84, of Hamilton, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at his home.
He was born on May 29, 1937, in Alabama to the late Luchen T. and Thelma Lou Fikes Lindsey.
He is survived by his daughters - Lesley (Randy) Whitehead and Lianne (Ron) Turman; grandchildren - Bryant Whitehead, Tori (David) Sides and Sydney (Cole) Mareno; and a host of nieces or nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife - Betty Lindsey; sister - Frankie Sue Griffin.

Norma Jean Harbin

Mrs. Norma Jean Harbin, 90, of Winfield, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2022, in the Diversicare Healthcare Center in Winfield.  
She was born on Feb. 27, 1932, in Marion County to Charles and Bessie Mae Pickle Ashmore. Mrs. Harbin was a 1950 graduate of Brilliant High School. She was a member of the Winfield First Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.

Virginia Nell Gunnin Hamm

Virginia Nell Gunnin Hamm, 82, of Florence, passed away on Monday, May 23, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton.
A graveside service was held on Friday, May 27, 2022, at the Union Hill Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

Shirley Vowell Burt

Ms. Shirley Vowell Burt, 74, of Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at her residence in Columbus, Miss.
Mrs. Burt was born on Nov. 2, 1947, to the late Vernon Vowell and Eva Vowell in Lambert, Miss.
Mrs. Burt is survived by her sons - Jon (Robyn) Burt, Kevin Burt and Ritchie Burt; grandchildren - Lauren Burt, Andrew Burt, Austin Burt, Leanna Burt, Logan Burt, Larra Burt, Rilynn Burt, Maddie Burt and Ryan Burt; great-grandchildren - Braden Burt, Emmett Burt, Brynley Burt and Lillie Mae Neece; and - brother Dennis Vowell.

Dana Lynn Williamson

Mrs. Dana Lynn Williamson, 49, of Winfield, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022, in the DCH Regional Medical Center after a brave and hard-fought battle with cancer.
She was born in Fort Worth, Texas, on July 7, 1972, to David and Dianna Roberts Steele. She was a 1989 graduate of Hawley High School in Hawley, Texas, and was employed with Marion Molding in Winfield as a Materials Manger.

Carl Oliver Taylor

Carl Oliver Taylor, 91, of Remlap, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at his residence.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Pleasant Site Church in Detroit with burial following at the adjoining cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Ray Dawson Senn

Ray Dawson Senn, 86, of Florence, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at his residence.
Mr. Senn was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and served as a deacon and minister.
He is survived by his wife - Lieu Senn; son - James (Amanda) Senn; grandson - Tyler Senn; granddaughter - Hannah Rachael Senn; brother - Billy Ross Senn; and sister - Nancy Sue Senn Edgar.
He is preceded in death by his father - Grady Lee Senn; mother - Nancy Ann Garner; and sister - Doris Mae Senn.

Randell Ray Randolph

Mr. Randell Ray Randolph, 67, of Winfield, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, in the Northwest Medical Center.
Mr. Randolph was born in Winfield on Sept. 29, 1954, to Ray and Dorothy Hulsey Randolph. He was always a hard worker even after his retirement, he spent much of his life working in the oil fields as a Rig Manager. Mr. Randolph loved spending time and fishing with his buddy and grandson, Brady Hamric.

Juston Wayne Pharr

Juston Wayne Pharr, 76, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at his residence.
He was born in Vina, on Tuesday, March 19, 1946, to Joe Pharr and Clemetine Scott Pharr.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his wife - Linda Pharr; children - Deborah (Mark) Barnett, Jacqueline Pharr and Jason (Elisha) Pharr; grandchildren - Zarek (Sarah) Barnett, Carley (Michael) Head, Gavin Drewery and MyliScott Barnett; sister-in-law - Carolyn Jane Pharr; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Avery Joe Pate

Mr. Avery Joe Pate, better known as “Joe Joe”, 58, of Winfield, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.
He was born in Marion County on May 18, 1963, to Joseph and Mary Meharg Pate. He attended New Life Fellowship Church in Winfield and was employed with Quantum Construction Company for many years. He enjoyed wood working and spending time with his daughter and granddaughters.

Hattie Fay Page

Hattie Fay Page, 92, of Hamilton, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the North Alabama Medical Center.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Memorial Gardens.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Shelly McCormick

Shelly McCormick, 52, of Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Memorial Gardens.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

Daniel Rex Haney

Mr. Daniel Rex Haney, better known as Rex, 81, of the Wayside Community, passed away on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at his residence.
He was born in Lamar County on Oct. 10, 1940, to O. M. and Pauline Reese Haney. He was a 1959 graduate of Marion County High School. He was employed with the Alabama Department of Transportation for 44 years until his retirement in 2004. He was a member of the Winfield Freewill Baptist Church for 63 years.

Solon Wheeler Cunningham

Solon Wheeler Cunningham passed away on Monday, May 16, 2022, in Guin.  
He was born at the family home in Eldridge on April 28, 1927. He attended school in Eldridge until his father passed away in 1940, when the family then moved to Winfield. He attended Hubbertville High School, where he played center on the basketball team. His team won the state championship in 1948, and to this date, their record has not been beat. He attended college in Livingston prior to joining the United States Air Force in 1950, completing basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas.

George Walter Crews

Mr. George Walter Crews better known as “GW”, 84, of Winfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in the Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham.  
He was born in Fayette County on Feb. 20, 1938, to Grady and Audie Flyne Crews. Mr. Crews was a member of the Mt. Willing Freewill Baptist Church. He was a farmer, small engine repairman and musician. He was a very talented man that has written many songs and always told others he was inspired by Hank Williams, Sr. to write songs and play music.  

Robert Cecil Box

Robert Cecil Box, 76, of Eldridge, passed away on May 17, 2022, at his residence following a battle with cancer. He was born in Fayette County on Aug. 2, 1945. He is the son of the late Ernest Claude Box and the late Gladys Marie Bonner Box.
He was a former construction laborer and also held various other jobs over the years.
He is survived by his sister - Ernestine Tubbs of Eldridge; brother - Becil (Faye Nell) Box of Winfield; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Kerry Lewis Bonner

Kerry Lewis Bonner, 52, of Decatur, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Huntsville Hospital.
He was a Graduate of the University of North Alabama and an Employee of Cook’s Pest Control for 20 years where he met many lifelong friends.
He is survived by his wife of almost 27 years - Tiffany Dixon Bonner; son - Zachary; parents - Henry and Janice Bonner; sister - Kelly (David) Jones; nephews - Morgan and Matthew; niece - Meghan all of Hamilton; and mother-and-father-in-law - Bobby and Kathy Dixon of Decatur.

Jimmie Harold Moore

Jimmie Harold Moore passed away on Wednesday May 11, 2022, at the age of 86.
He was born on Feb. 16, 1936, in Hackleburg to the late William Markie Moore and Grace Giddy Moore Turner. He passed away peacefully from Alzheimers surrounded by his loving family at a care facility in Ridgeland, Mississippi.

Michael Byrd McCaleb

Mr. Michael Byrd McCaleb 68, of Hubbertville, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.
Mr. McCaleb was born in Akron, Ohio, on Aug. 31, 1953, to Johnnie B. and Ida Lou McCaleb. He was a 1971 graduate of Hubbertville High School. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed riding motorcycles in his younger years. He spent much of his life working as a truck driver, most recently with Atlaco, LLC until his retirement.

Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin, 57, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at his residence. He was born in Jasper, on Friday, Aug. 21, 1964, to Jimmy Leon Martin and Linda Gail Turner Martin.

Johnnie McRight Guin

Mrs. Johnnie McRight Guin, 96, of Winfield, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in the Fayette Long Term Care Facility in Fayette.
Mrs. Guin was born in a small town called Pleasant Site in Franklin County on Aug. 1, 1925, to William Austin and Elizabeth Mariah McRight. Mrs. Guin spent her life taking care of her family, she enjoyed sewing, homemaking, and she especially loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Herman Fields Jr.

Herman Fields, Jr., 83, of Brilliant, passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at his residence.
He was born on Dec. 22, 1938, in Ft. Benning, Ga. He is the son of the late Lucille Ward Fields, and the late Herman Edward Fields, Sr. and  the husband of Gwendolyn Miller Fields. They were married for 62 years. He lived in Brilliant most of his life and was partner and supervisor for Gateway Foodland Grocery Stores for 33 years. He served in the National Guard and was a member of the Winfield Free Will Baptist Church.

Mary Box

Mrs. Mary Box, 89, of Winfield, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2022, at Country Place Assisted Living.
She was born in Fayette County on Dec. 11, 1932, to LeRoy “Shorty” and Irene Lee Foster. She attended Winfield High School. She lived her entire adult life in Marion County. She was a member of the Brilliant Church of Christ. She was known throughout the community for her good deeds, her kind and loving heart and always caring for others.