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Burlie Burleson

Burlie Burleson, 94, Hackleburg, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014.
HAMILTON Funeral Home - Hamilton, ala.

Sheila Besser Fine

sulligent - Sheila Besser Fine, 72, Sulligent, passed away on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.
Born on Sept. 13, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth Kushner Besser. She had lived in the Sulligent area since 1964 and was a member of the Temple B’nai Israel of Tupelo, Miss. She owned and operated Gankab Antiques, loved needle handwork and had a masters in library science.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. from the Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Cemetery. Rabbi Steven Lebow was the officiating minister.
Survivors include her husband - Freddie I. Fine, Sulligent; daughter - Abbe Fine, Tuscaloosa; sons - Gregg Adam Fine, Sulligent, and Aric (Kim) Fine, Marietta, Ga.; grandchildren - Aleah Fine and Braxton Fine; sisters - Donna K. (Gerald) Stone, Boynton Beach, Fla., and Joann (Randy) Hankins, Sulligent; and brothers - Bren Besser and Bruce Besser, both of Florida.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sulligent Library through Sulligent City Hall: 698-9111.
Guyton - Matthews - Norwood Funeral Home of Sulligent directed the services.
Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc.
5987 Highway 278 • Sulligent, AL  35586 • 698-9191

David Hughes

David Hughes, 56, Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. Funeral services were held on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
Marion County Funeral Home - Hamilton, ala.


Charles Edward Ingram

hamilton - Charles Edward Ingram, 75, Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, at his residence.
Born on Nov. 25, 1939, he was the son of the late Carrol and Elsie Smith Ingram, Winfield.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers - Bruce and Sam Ingram; and sister - Betty Ingram Wolfe.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, at 11 a.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Bethlehem Cemetery in Hamilton. Bro. Bobby Duncan was the officiating minister.
Survivors include his wife - Myrtle; son - Greg (Candace) Ingram, Hamilton; daughters - Kristy (Lane) Crosby, Lake, Miss., and Melissa (Shane) Harris, Hamilton; and grandchildren - Kylie Ingram, Charlie Mark Ingram, Justin Crosby, Valyn Crosby and Shelby Harris.
Bowen Funeral Home directed the services.  
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253 • Winfield, AL  35594 • 487-4327

Garland Ray Lucas

Detroit - Garland Ray Lucas, 74, Detroit, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at his residence.
Born on May 17, 1940, in Lamar County, he was the son of the late Arthur Lee and Shalar Mae Bolin Lucas. In his spare time, he enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and camping. He previously worked and retired from NACCO in Sulligent and was of the Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers - W.T. Lucas, Jerry Lucas, Larry Lucas and Gary Lucas; and sisters - Lovie Lucas, Beulah Mullins and Kathy Kay Lucas.
Graveside and interment of cremains were held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at 2 p.m. from the Liberty Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Darren Pollard was the officiating minister.
Survivors include his wife - Jean Lucas, Detroit; son - Junior (Angie) Lucas, Guin; daughter - Betty (Darren) Pollard, Guin; grandchild - Zoe Lucas; brothers - Rayburn (Sue) Lucas, Hamilton, Buddy (Martha) Lucas, Hamilton, Carl (Glenda) Lucas, Hamilton, and Jody (Nelda) Lucas, Brilliant; and sister - Ruby Palmer, Hamilton.
Condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at: www.ottsfuneralhome.net.
Otts Funeral Home directed the services.  
Otts Funeral Home
P.O. Box 923 • Sulligent, AL  35586 • 698-8668

Pamela Hazelwood Prescott

hamilton - Pamela Hazelwood Prescott, 44, Hamilton, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, at her residence.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at 2 p.m. from the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the New Hope Cemetery in Hamilton.
Survivors include her children - Joshua (Megan) Nolder, Andrew Nolder and Megan (Timmy) Scott; grandchildren - Christian Jerome Nolder, Andrew Blake Nolder, Jr. and Rosie JoeAnn Scott; mother - Linda (Ron) Schutt; grandmother - Joyce Cochran; five brothers; and sisters - Denise Hyde and Beth Hunter Yoakum.
PAID FOR BY THE FAMILY

Jewell D. Shirley

Freeport, Fla. - Jewell D. Shirley, 84, Freeport, Fla. (formerly of the Brilliant and Winfield areas), passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Defuniak Springs, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents - Reeder and Stella Allen Bishop; husband - Jack Shirley; son - Doug Shirley; daughter-in-law - Rosemary Shirley; and son-in-law - A.C. Eaton.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at 11 a.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Goldmine Cemetery near Brilliant. Greg Lowery was the officiating minister.
Survivors include her son - Richard (Terri) Shirley, Winfield; daughters - Sherry Eaton, Jasper, and Helen (Bill) Berryhill, Freeport, Fla.; sisters - Flossie Carter and Ann Evans, both of Hamilton; brother - William Bishop, Hazel Green; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Bowen Funeral Home directed the services.  
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253 • Winfield, AL  35594 • 487-4327

Kathy Cooper Slover

fairhope - Beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Kathy Cooper Slover, 53 of Fairhope, Alabama passed away on December 5, 2014 at her home in Fairhope.
Mrs. Slover was born December 24, 1960, in Birmingham, AL, daughter of the late J.E. and Katie Cooper of Hamilton, AL.
She was a 1984 graduate of Mississippi State University where she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and majorette captain of MSU’s Famous Maroon Band.  She was an ardent Bulldog fan and supporter of MSU athletics.  Mrs. Slover was active in the Madison, MS community serving as co-chair of Madison Ridgeland Academy’s Gardens of Madison County Fundraiser and as a life member of the Junior Auxiliary of Madison, Ridgeland Mississippi.
She is survived by her husband, Roland M. Slover of Fairhope, daughter Kaylee Slover Ellis and son-in-law Parker of Fairhope and son Roland M. Slover, Jr. of Nashville, TN and Fairhope. She is also survived by her sister Lane Cooper of Cleveland, Ohio and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Private graveside services will be held at Memory Gardens of Fairhope.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to The Colon Cancer Alliance or MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.
19698 Greeno Road • Fairhope, AL 36532
(251)990-7775

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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.
funeral home - anywhere, ala.

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