Obituaries

Harold Wayne Bailey

Harold Wayne Bailey, 52, of Hackleburg, passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.
The funeral service was held on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Dempsey Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

Polly McCracken

Polly McCracken, 86, of Hamilton, passed away on Oct. 26, 2022, at her residence.
The funeral service was held on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, at the Alliance Church with burial following at the Hamilton City Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Jeanette Louise Sprinkle Huguley

Mrs. Jeanette Louise Sprinkle Huguley, 63, of Winfield, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, at her residence.
Mrs. Huguley was born in Illinois on Sept. 25, 1959, to Vester and Myrtle Smith Sprinkle. She attended Pekin High School in Pekin, Ill., and spent much of her life taking care of her family. She enjoyed going to the mountains and she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jamie Emerson

Jamie Emerson, 58, of Hamilton, passed away on Oct. 25, 2022, at the North Alabama Medical Center.
The funeral service was held on Oct. 28, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with  burial following at the Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Harvey Childers

Harvey Childers, 58, of Hamilton, passed away on Oct. 24, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.
The funeral service was held on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Shottsville Cemetery.
Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

Benjamin Joseph Tidwell

Benjie Tidwell, 48, of Guin, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.
He was born on July 5, 1974, in Killen, T.X. He is the son of Benny Joe and Jackie Flippo Tidwell. He lived in Guin most of his life and was a member of the Guin Church of Christ.

Melba June Palmer

Ms. Melba June Palmer, 88, of Brilliant, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at her residence.
Ms. Palmer was born in Brilliant on Aug. 4, 1934, to Lee and Ida Ingle Palmer. She was a member of the Haleyville Church of Christ and a 1952 graduate of Brilliant High School. Ms. Palmer spent much of her life working in the telecommunications field where she later retired after 27 years of service.

Elsie M. Overton

Elsie M. Overton, 79, of Hackleburg, passed away on Oct. 17, 2022, at her home.  
She was born on Dec. 18, 1942, in Phil Campbell.
She is survived by her children - Randall (Linda) Raper, Tracey (Karen) Raper, Dale (Courtney) Overton and Gail Overton (Danny) Holmes; two brothers; two sisters; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents - L.W. and Virgie Burfield; her husband - Max Overton; her four brothers; and her one sister.

Martha JoNell Hill

Ms. Martha JoNell Hill, better known as JoNell, 73, of Guin, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at the Fayette Long Term Care Center.
Ms. Hill was born in Fayette County on June 6, 1949, to Russell and Inez Waldrop Sizemore. She was a member of the Landmark Church near Guin. Mrs. Hill worked in the textile industry in her early years of employment; she most recently was employed with Sunset Manor Nursing Facility in Guin as the activity director. In her spare time, she enjoyed painting, flowering, and spending time with others, often being referred to as a social butterfly.

Martha Ann Burleson Henson

Ms. Martha Ann Burleson Henson, 57, of Guin, passed away at her residence.
She was born on April 7, 1965, in Haleyville to James Clyde and Maylene Gilbert Burleson. She was a member of the Gold Mine Church of Christ near Brilliant and attended Brilliant High School. She worked for many years in the textile industry at Brilliant Manufacturing later known as Tullahoma Industries.

Carrie Sue Eads

Mrs. Carrie Sue Eads, 79, of Chicago, Ill., formerly of Eldridge, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct.15, 2022.  She was born on July 1, 1943, in Fayette County to Samuel and Bethel Lee Dozier. Mrs. Eads was a former member of the Eldridge Baptist Church and attended Hubbertville High School. She was a devoted wife and mother, beloved daughter, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Billy Joe Burleson

Billy Joe Burleson, 89, of Brilliant, passed from this life on Oct. 11, 2022, surrounded by his family at home.
He was born on June 17, 1933, at the Sunny Home Community to the the late Orbie Dell and Velma Barton Burleson. He was the owner and Operator of his own trucking company. He was a faithful member of the Whitehouse Church of Christ.

Justin Ryan Whitehead

Mr. Justin Ryan Whitehead, 30, of the Hubbertville Community, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at his residence.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1992, in Winfield to Timothy Whitehead and the late Tammy Ratliff Whitehead. He was a 2010 graduate of Hubbertville High School and an employee of Stark Pest Control Co.
In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

Joe Morris Herron

Mr. Joe Morris Herron, 83, of Winfield, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, in the Diversicare Health Care Facility.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1939, in Vernon to Rosco and Viola Colburn Herron.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; and his best friend - Bessie Chambless Franks.  
A graveside service for Mr. Herron was held on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, from the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253
Winfield, Ala.  35594
205-487-4327

 

James Robert Herren

Mr. James Robert Herren, better known as “Jim”, 85, of the Whites Chapel Community passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at his residence.
Mr. Herren was born on Nov. 21, 1936, in Fayette County to C.S. and Dora Bopeep Hollingsworth Herren. He was a member of the Whites Chapel Church of Christ and a 1954 graduate of Hubbertville High School. He received an engineering degree from Auburn University in 1961. Mr. Herren spent much of his life as a plant manager for the Fayette Glove Plant. In his spare time Jim enjoyed farming and spending time with his family.

William Kermit Haney

Mr. William Kermit Haney, 90, of Winfield, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at his daughter’s residence.
Mr. Haney was born on May 23, 1932, in Brilliant to John and Autie Mae Beasley Haney. Mr. Haney was a member of the Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church. He was employed with Farmall Tractor Co. in Illinois, and later worked with Continental Conveyor in Winfield where he retired after 25 years of service. Mr. Haney enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing the guitar and harmonica in his spare time.

Robert DuBose

Robert DuBose, 63, of Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Miss.
The funeral service was held on Sunday Oct. 16, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.
 Hamilton Funeral Home
161 Falcon Circle
Hamilton, Ala.  35570
205-921-3197

 

James Wilford Channell

James Wilford Channell, 90, passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, at his residence.
He was born in Lamar County on Saturday, Jan. 23, 1932, to James Crave Channell and Mary Cotton Channell.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his children - Jewel Nelson, Peggy Jones, Karen Mann, Brenda Hughes, Janice Seals and Jimmy Channell; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; brother - Leonard Channell; sister - Francis Burk; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

 

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.

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.

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