Obituaries

Margaret Anglin

Margaret Anglin, 78, of Tuscaloosa, passed away on Oct. 11, 2022, at the Cottage of the Shoals.
The funeral service was held on Friday, Oct. 4, 2022, at the Antioch Church with burial following at the adjoining cemetery.
 Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

Rickey White

Mr. Rickey White, 74, of Winfield, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, at his residence.
Mr. White was born on Nov. 11, 1947, in Winfield to Ned and Hattie Belle Haney White.
Mr. White was a United States Marine Corp Veteran and welder for International Harvester Co. in Illinois for many years. He then moved to Florida where he was owner/operator of his own dry-wall company until his retirement. After his retirement, Mr. White returned to his hometown of Winfield and enjoyed riding motorcycles, and spending time with his family and friends.

Michael Clodie Taylor

Michael Clodie Taylor, 49, of Russellville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at the North Alabama Medical Center in Florence.
The funeral service was held on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, from the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton with burial following at the Myers Hills Cemetery.
Memorial Funeral Home
851 Military Street North
Hamilton, Ala. 35570
205-498-0644

Emma Jean Nichols

Emma Jean Nichols, 85, of Hackleburg, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at Unity Church with burial following at the Unity Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Craig Anthony Kennedy

Craig Anthony Kennedy, 45, of Hackleburg, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at the Helen Keller Hospital.
The funeral service was held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Old Union Cemetery in Bear Creek.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Odis Ray Harper

Odis Ray Harper, 83, of Hamilton, passed away on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, at North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, Miss. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends.

Kathy Garrison

Kathy Garrison, 63, of Hackleburg, passed away on Oct. 3, 2022, at the Russellville Hospital.
The funeral service was held on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, from the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Mt. Olive Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Thomas H. Durham

Thomas H. Durham, 81, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at Generations of Vernon.
He was born in Iowa on April 18, 1941, to Virgil Durham and Signa Streeper Durham.

Sarah Cooper

Sarah Cooper, 89, of Hamilton, passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at Marion Regional Nursing Home of Hamilton.
She was born in Guin on Jan. 31, 1933, where she raised and went to school.
She was a member of Hamilton First Baptist Church. She and her husband, Lee, owned and operated various restaurants in Hamilton for many years. She was well known by the countless customers at Cooper's Cafeteria and other establishments.

Peggy Sanderson

Peggy Sanderson, 95, of Guin, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin.
She was born on Sept. 3, 1927, in Guin. She is the daughter of the late Bradford Glenn and Vera Eunice Langston Alexander and the wife of the late John William “Bill” Sanderson.  
She lived in Guin most of her life.
She is survived by a daughter - Dianne Sanderson Stokes; a son - Randall (Jacqueline) Sanderson all of Guin; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sanderson requested no service to be held.
Memorial Funeral Home

Ricky McGuire

Ricky McGuire, 61, of Hamilton, passed away on Sept. 26, 2022, at his residence.
The funeral service was held on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Poplar Log Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Patricia Ann Sims Henderson

Mrs. Patricia Ann Sims Henderson, 72, of the Wayside Community, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at her residence.
Mrs. Henderson was born in Hubbertville on March 9, 1950, to Rass and Bethel Wyers Sims. She attended Hubbertville High School and was a member of the Guin First Freewill Baptist Church. Mrs. Henderson spent much of her life working as a caregiver for many families. She loved gardening, working in her flower beds and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Gordon Don Cook

Gordon Don Cook, 87, of Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, at his residence.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Phil Campbell.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Bobby Collins

Bobby Collins, 78, of Hamilton, passed away on Sept. 23, 2022, at the North Alabama Medical Center.
The funeral service was held on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Poplar Log Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Annie Lee Cochran Cantrell

Annie Lee Cochran Cantrell, 91, of Hamilton, passed away on Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at the Marion Regional Nursing Home.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at Hope Alive Church with burial following at the Memorial Gardens.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Cynthia Kaye Cagle

Ms. Cynthia Kaye Cagle, better known as Cindy, 61, of the Twin Community, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at her residence. Ms. Cagle was born in Winfield on Oct. 24, 1960, to Melvin and Aline Flanagan Cagle. She was a 1979 graduate of Brilliant High School and attended Bevill State Community College where she received a degree as an LPN. She was a member of the Bethel Freewill Baptist Church and attended Center United Methodist Church for 34 years.

Lylia Bryant

Lylia Bryant of Winfield passed away on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at the Winfield First Baptist Church.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253
Winfield, Ala.  35594
205-487-4327

Christopher Charles Yielding

Christopher Charles Yielding, 43, of Hamilton, passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at his residence.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Mt. Hope Church with burial following at the Antioch Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Charles Edward Richard Yielding

Charles Edward Richard Yielding, 80, of Hamilton, passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at his residence.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Mt. Hope Church with burial following at the Antioch Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Sallie Wilemon

Sallie Wilemon, 84, of Hodges, passed away on Sept. 22, 2022, at her residence.
A graveside service was held on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, at Ole Line Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Timmy Joe Smith

Mr. Timmy Joe Smith, better known as , 61, of Winfield, passed away at his residence.  
He was born in Winfield on March 7, 1961, to William L. and Mary Catherine Spiller Smith.  
He was a long-time employee of the Northwest Medical Center.
He is survived by his step-son - Billy Mason.
He was preceded in death by his wife - Ruth Diane Smith; and his parents.
A memorial service was announced at a later date.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253
Winfield, Ala.  35594
205-487-4327

 

Walter Robbins

Walter Robbins, 76, of Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at his residence.
A visitation only service was held on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Bonnie Montgomery

Bonnie Montgomery, 72, of Hamilton, passed away on Sept. 21, 2022, at her residence.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Hope Alive Church with burial following at the Galbreath Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Ruby Sue Crowe Harbin

Ruby Sue Crowe Harbin, 96, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin.
She was born on April 10, 1926. She retired from Arrow Manufacturing Company and lived most of her life in the community of Pearidge. She was an active member of Free Waters Baptist Church, where she enjoyed singing in the choir, and later Burleson Church of Christ with husband Talvage.

Patricia Ann Green

Ms. Patricia Ann Green, 76, of Winfield, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at the Northwest Medical Center. Ms. Green was born in Cordova on April 25, 1946, to Robert and Jewell Bell Akers.   
She spent much of her life as a caregiver, she loved to spend her spare time dancing and visiting with family and friends. Life was often hard for Ms. Green, but she was always willing to help others in any way she could.

Cynthia George

Cynthia George, 54, of Hamilton, passed away on Sept. 16, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.
The funeral service was held on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Antioch Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Leigh Ann Cooper

Leigh Ann Cooper, 51, of Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at her residence.
The funeral service was held on Friday, Sept. 23, 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

 

Robbie N. Tice

Robbie N. Tice, originally from Hamilton passed away on Sept. 12, 2022, at the age of 87.
She passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in Murfreesboro, Tenn. She was born in Hamilton on June 24, 1935, to the late John Elgar Skinner and Hester Viola Skinner.

Sandra Faye Smith

Sandra Faye Smith, 67, of Sulligent, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, at Generations of Vernon in Vernon.
She was born on Nov. 15, 1954, in Sulligent to the late Buster Turman and the late Dorothy Faye Holliday.  
She attended Ray High School in Kearney, Ariz. She previously worked as a supervisor at McCoy Manufacturing.  She enjoyed studying genealogy.

Darryl A. Roberts

Darryl A. Roberts, 61, of La Follette, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022.
He was born in Hamilton on May 24, 1961, to Willard Roberts and Joyce Roberts. 
He was a devoted father. He enjoyed playing music, watching Alabama football and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for his thoughtfulness and ability to light up a room. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family and all who knew him.

William Braden Morris

Mr. William “Bill” Braden Morris, 63, of Winfield, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, at the UAB Medical Center after a nine-year battle with illness.
Mr. Morris was born on Sept. 18, 1958, in Chester, Pa., to Nelson Morris and Anna Jarek Thompson. Mr. Morris was a 1976 graduate of Guin High School and a member of the Winfield First Baptist Church. He spent much of his life working for the Winfield Cotton Mill where he retired after 28 years of service. His greatest joys in life were spending time with family, making people laugh and the Christmas season.

Frankie James Kennedy

Frankie James Kennedy, 69, of Guin, passed away on Sept. 4, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton.
He was born on Dec. 31,1952, in Mississippi to Alfred B. Kennedy and Roberta Williamson Kennedy.
He leaves to cherish his memories his children - Shane (Robi) Kennedy and Nicole (Matthew) Rawls; grandchildren - Connor Kennedy, Destince Gaffney, Shaun Gaffney and Addison Gaffney; mother of his children - Angela Smith; and a host of friends.
Marion County Funeral Home
3325 Bexar Avenue East  
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-5777

 

Jeffrey Brandon Goggans

Jeffrey Brandon Goggans, 60, passed away on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at his residence.
He was born in Hamilton on July 26, 1962, to Lewis and Jean Goggans.
He was preceded in death by his parents - Lewis and Jean Goggans.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his significant other - Patsy Goggans; brother - Mike Goggans; step-children -Tyler (Sydney) Holliday and Angela Mitchell; grandchildren - Kross, Stevie, Peyton, Sawyer and McKenzie; nephew - Brandon; and a host of family and friends.

Etta Bea Frederick

Etta Bea Frederick, 90, of Hamilton, passed away on Sept. 14, 2022, at the Marion Regional Nursing Home.
The funeral service was held on Friday, Sept. 16, 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

 

Michael Alan Castor

Michael Alan Castor, 54, of Hamilton, passed away on Sept. 10, 2022, at his residence.
The funeral service was held on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the New Hope Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

Nancy Diane Hood Brock

Nancy Diane Hood Brock, 69, of Winfield, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, at Diversicare in Winfield.  
She was born on May 7, 1953, in Millport to the late Mack Hood and the late Lou Nell Allen. She attended schools in Lamar County. She previously worked in Sulligent at McCoy Manufacturing. She enjoyed shopping, gardening, flowers, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

Laura Marie Little Rainwater

Mrs. Laura Marie Little Rainwater, better known as Marie, 63, of Vernon, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022, in the Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper.
She was born to Clarence and Bobbie Shaw Little on Aug. 1, 1959, in Fayette County. She attended Hubbertville High School and was a member of the Mountain Home Baptist Church. Mrs. Rainwater’s greatest love in life was being a mother, maw maw, and sister, she also enjoyed watching Alabama Football in her spare time.

Ilean Myers

Miss. Ilean Myers, 89, of Brilliant, passed away on Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.  
She was born the only child to Clarence and Cutie Norris Myers on June 3, 1933, in Marion County.
She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church for 68 years. She was a 1951 graduate of Brilliant High School and a member of the first Brilliant High School Marching Band, where she played the flute.  

Betty June Veal Miller

Mrs. Betty June Veal Miller, 88, of Brilliant, passed away on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, at the Plantation Manor Nursing Facility.
Mrs. Miller was born on Oct. 31, 1933, in Roanoke to Luther Sr., and Minnie Pearl Brown Veal. Mrs. Miller was a member of the Brilliant Church of God where she served as the pianist for over 50 years. Mrs. Miller enjoyed working, she spent much of her life as a seamstress for Tullahoma Industries until her retirement.

Lugenia Ann Scott Hardin

Mrs. Lugenia Ann Scott Hardin, 65, of Winfield, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, surrounded by her family after a lengthy bout with cancer.
She was born on July 8, 1957 in Kenosha, Wis., to William and Louise Hood Scott.
She is survived by her children - Aubrey (Josh Lynn) Hyatt, Ashley (Jason) Gann, Chris (Katie) Hyatt; grandchildren - Barrett, Braylee, Brody, Elizabeth, Miles, Quinlin, Samuel, Thorin, Van, and Max; brother - Bill Scott of Haleyville; sister - Jennifer Patti of Florida; and a host of other family members and friends.