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Dorothy Ballard

Dorothy Ballard, 88, Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
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Edgar Lee Childers

Edgar Lee Childers, 68, Hamilton, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Funeral services were held on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
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Frank Dodd, Jr.

HALEYVILLE - Frank Dodd Jr., 66 of Haleyville, entered into rest on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at ECM Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Mr. Dodd was born on May 7, 1948. Frank served in the United States Army for 3 years, during Vietnam. He received a National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal W/60  DVC, Two overseas Bars, Sharpshooter Award, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Scout Dog Training Award. He was a member of Corinth Heights Baptist Church and a former member of the Lions Club. He was a graduate of Brilliant High School. Frank was an employee of Nichols Funeral Home for 43 years and was a Winston County Deputy Coroner for 20 years. He loved fishing, hunting and Alabama Football. "Roll Tide"
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 6-9pm at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, where services will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2pm. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. Brother Richie Emerson, Dr. Lance Hogan, Brother Orbie Pierce will officiate.  
Frank is survived by his loving wife of  43 years, Wynonia Dodd; daughters, Myra (Adrain) Pinkard, Karen (Jason) Keen, LeighAnn Dodd; brothers, Charles (Lois) Dodd, Roger (Mary) Dodd, Gary (Diane) Dodd and Jerome (Judy) Dodd. He was "PawPaw" to 4 grandchildren, Hali Keen, Isacc Keen, Israel Keen and Chandler Benford. Also survived by brother in laws and sister in laws, Hugh (Daisy) McCurley, Norman (Carolyn) Emerson, Leslie (Bea) Cantrell and a host of nieces, nephews, and co-workers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Otho Dodd and Ella Dodd; brothers, Quinton "Q-Ball" Dodd, Rickey Dodd, Hoyt Dodd, Jack Dodd, Loycee Dodd, Steve Dodd and a infant sister.
Pallbearers are Jeff Dodd, Johnny Dodd, Jake Dodd, Kevin McCurley, Johnathan Emerson, Jared Cantrell, Jason Murry, Adam Pinkard, Brady Dodd and Matt Pugh.
Honorarium Pallbearers are Chandler Benford, Larry Gilliland, Jim Hickman and Doc Henderson.
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Robert Edward “Ed” Lang

Winfield - Robert Edward “Ed” Lang, 90, Winfield, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at Fayette Long Term Care Center.
Born on Jan. 8, 1924, in Marion County, he was the son of the late Burnett Jackson “B.J.” Lang and Tishie Mae Berryhill Lang. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Harmony Grove Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife - Clittie Clark Lang; and sister - Robbie O’Dell.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home with burial in the Winfield City Cemetery. C.W. Box and Tim Meherg were the officiating ministers.
Survivors include his sons - Eddie (Sue) Lang, Muscle Shoals, and Alan (Debra) Lang, Winfield; grandchildren - Kim (Scott) Boyd, Bonneil (Chad) May and Alana (John) Reeves; great-grandchildren - Hayleigh Black, Lauryn Black, Macon May, Ada May and Rhett Reeves; brother - Jack Lang, Eutaw; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Active pallbearers were Barney Wilson, Homer Perry, Bubba Carothers, Dale Price, Chad May and Mike Crowe.
Miles Funeral Home directed the services.
Miles Funeral Home
P.O. Box 297 • Winfield, AL  35594 • 487-6405

Robert “Bob” Leonard

hubbertville - Robert “Bob” Leonard, 83, Hubbertville community, passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at his residence.
Born on Nov. 21, 1930, in Cincinnati, Ohio, he was the son of the late Otto William Leonard and Rebecca Faye Williams Leonard. He was a resident of the Hubbertville community for 14 years, a former resident of White’s Chapel community for four years and a member of the Berea Church of Christ. He was a poet who touched many people with his inspirational words, preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ and wrote many Biblical booklets.
Funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at 3 p.m. from the Berea Church of Christ with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Jesse Phillips, Bro. James Wyers and Bro. Jimmy McNees were the officiating ministers.
Survivors include his wife - Laverne Wiser Leonard; daughter - Terri (Andrew) Hilgenberg, Tuscaloosa; son -  Mark L. Leonard, Callahan, Fla.; sister - Ida Sutton; brothers - Jim (Ruth) Leonard, Bill (Vera) Leonard and Joe Leonard; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were David Taylor, Andrew Hilgenberg, Eric Wiser, Greg Wiser, Joe Leonard, David McNees and Richard Wiser.
Website guestbook available at
Norwood Chapel of Fayette directed the services.
Norwood Chapel
P.O. Box 207 • Fayette, AL  35555 • 932-6702

Avie D. Tyra

WINFIELD - Avie D. Tyra, 77, Winfield, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents - David and Lizzie McCollum Tyra; husband - Samuel Baker; brothers - Joe, Boots, J.D. and Shine Tyra; and sisters - Mallie McClinton and Katherine Tyra.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at noon from the Piney Grove Church of Christ with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Survivors include her nephew - Roy Lee (Thelma) Tyra, Columbus, Ga.; sisters - Billie Nalls, Fayette, and Faye (William) Bolling, Glen Allen; brother -  Raymond (Gloria) Tyra, Birmingham; and sisters-in-law - Dimple Tyra, Wisconsin, and Mandy Tyra, Illinois.
Bowen Funeral Home directed the services.
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253 • Winfield, AL  35594 • 487-4327

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