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Gary Eugene Hanks

Gary Eugene Hanks, 63, Winfield, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016, at his residence.
 He was born on April 12, 1953, in Jefferson County to Louis and Margaret Cox Hanks, Winfield. He was a graduate of Winfield City High School. He had returned to reside in Winfield 25 years ago. He worked as a landscaper and was an avid fisherman. He was a member of Winfield First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his sister - Gail Hanks Patterson.
A memorial service was held on Monday, June 13, 2016, at 2  p.m. at Winfield First Baptist Church with burial in the Winfield City Cemetery. Dr. Paul Murphy was the officiating minister. The family requests donations be made to the Winfield First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Survivors include two brothers - Louis (Elizabeth) Hanks, Rainsville, and Thomas Hanks, Moulton; seven nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Miles Funeral Home of Winfield, directed the services.

Miles Funeral Home
P.O. Box 297 • Winfield, AL  35594 • 487-6405

Dorothy “Dot” Malloy Hightower

Dorothy “Dot” Malloy Hightower, 93, was called to her heavenly home on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.
Her passing was the culmination of a 74 year love story that began on the eve of America’s involvement in World War II, when she married William Gilbert “Dodaddy” Hightower. Gilbert “Dodaddy” went home to be with the Lord on May 29, 2016, two weeks and one day ago. As they were inseparable in life, her heart soon followed his.
Dot was born in Florence on Oct. 1, 1922. She lost her mother at the age of 5 and her father when she was 9. She experienced a happy childhood with her older sister, Lib, in the care of Uncle Jack McDonald and her many cousins in Fayette County. After graduating high school in Sulligent, she moved to Birmingham to work and attend Massey Business College.
Dot found a forever family when she met and married Gilbert for she was loved by his parents, Jelks and Grace Hightower, and his brother, Troy and sister, Mildred all of Guin.
Dot was an active member of Third Presbyterian Church for almost seven decades, working in the children’s ministry as well as managing the church kitchen for many years. She and Gilbert worked side-by-side in the “food pantry” ministry of Third Presbyterian, compassionately serving the homeless and needy in Birmingham. Dot and Gilbert embraced everyone they met, and their home in town, as well as their cabin on the Warrior River, welcomed every passerby. Old friends and newcomers alike were familiar with the bounty of Dot’s home-cooked meals.
Graveside services were held on Friday, June 17, 2016, at 11 a.m. from the Guin City Cemetery.
Survivors include her brother - Troy (Emma) Hightower, Guin; sister-in-law - Mildred Hightower Webb, Birmingham; daughter - Diane Hightower (Allen) Trucks; two sons -  Mike (Emily) and Tim (Donna); four grandchildren - Lisa Trucks (Tom) Carlton, Ginger Trucks (Tom) Dyer, Catherine Hightower (Chris) Warren, and Daniel (Jill) Hightower; and seven great-grandchildren - Julianne (Josh), Haley, Noah, Meredith, Jackson, Hannah, and Jacob. She is also survived by Todd, Katie, Chad, Jennifer and Jack Reagin.
The family appreciates Precious Moments Home Care and staff for their gentle devotion to Grandmother and Dodaddy.
  Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc, of Guin, directed the services.

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc.
P.O. Box 494 • Guin, AL  35563 • 468-3323

Millard Hubbert

Millard Hubbert, 92, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2016. Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 16, 2016.  
Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. - Guin, AL

Shirley Ann Johnson

Shirley Ann Johnson, 75, Woodville, formerly of Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Huntsville Hospital.
She was born on March 14, 1941, to the late Ralph and Alma Erdman Smith in Nebraska. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Norm Smith.
Shirley enjoyed life; meeting new people, traveling with her husband Walt, the beauty of God’s creation, her dog Precious (who obviously misses you, Mom), and animals and nature in general.
She was also an avid Nebraska fan (Go Big Red) and enjoyed watching her Huskers. Her biggest joy was watching her 3 grandchildren excel in their various sporting activities, as she was extremely proud of her “pride and joys.”
Funeral services were held on Sunday, May 29, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Memorial Gardens. She is survived by her husband - Walt Johnson; son - Darin (Melanie) Geiger; grandchildren - Brianna Geiger, Camryn Geiger, and Connor Geiger; sister - Donna Neumayer; brother - Gene Smith; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Hamilton Funeral Home, directed the services.
Rest in peace, Mom--you now have the best seat in the house.
We love and miss you dearly!!!
 
Hamilton Funeral Home
P.O. Box 274 • Hamilton, AL  35570 • 921-3197

Steve Kelly

     Steve Kelly, 63, Winfield, passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016, at his residence.  
He was born on Dec. 23, 1952, in Moline, Ill.  He was a lifelong member of the Detroit Church of God, and retired from NTN-Bower with over 38 years of service.  
He was preceded in death by his mother - Mary Smith Kelly; grandparents - Earnest and Jenny Kelly and Grover and Rosa Smith; and a nephew - Kyle Stidham.  
Survivors include his wife - Pat Minor Kelly, Winfield; one daughter - Amy (Aaron) Scogin, Winfield; one grandson -  Ryan Scogin, Winfield; his father - Coy Eugene Kelly, Hamilton; a brother - Daniel Eugene (Debra) Kelly, Jasper; sister - Lisa Kelly (Jeff) Stidham, Hamilton; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  
Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at 2 p.m. from the Detroit Church of God with burial in the Cooper Cemetery.  David Gifford and Leon Beasley were the  officiating ministers.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield directed the services.

Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253 • Winfield, AL  35594 • 487-4327

Nelson Owens

Nelson Owens, 73, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, June 18, 2016.  
Hamilton funeral home - hamilton, ala


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Brief, one-time notices of deaths, submitted by funeral homes, are published in the Journal Record free-of-charge and placed on our website--www.myjrpaper.com--at no charge.

An example of the brief, one-time notice of death is as follows:
John Doe, 53, Anywhere, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 3, 2009.5
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