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Winfield, AL – Ms. Bessie Chambless Franks, age 89, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, July 29th, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 2nd, 2014, at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama.  Funeral service, 4:00 p.m., Sunday evening, August 3rd, 2014, at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Danny Millican officiating.  Burial in the Northwest Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win, Alabama.  Pallbearers, Christopher Shawn Franks, Northpoint, AL., Jason Franks, Hubbertville, AL., Caleb Franks, Northport, AL., Seth Franks, Northport, AL., William Brand, Fayette, AL. and David Brand, Fayette, AL.

Ms. Franks was born October 18th, 1924, to the late William and Rosie Tidwell Chambless.  She was a housewife and attended school in Fayette, Alabama.  She lived on Colony Street in Winfield, Alabama for the last 40 years.  Bessie was an avid gardener and loved to participate in the home shopping network from Hamilton on WMTY TV.  She was a member of the Baptist Church at Gu-win, Alabama.

She is survived by 1 son, Ronald G. (Doris) Franks, Fargo, N.D.; 1 daughter, Cathy (Mike) Cannon, Beaverton, AL.; 3 grandsons, Shawn, Jason and Matt Franks; and several great-grandchildren; Joe Herron, long time and close friend; 2 sisters, Magdelene Brand, and Luvernia Hassle, both of Fayette, AL.; 2 brothers, Delmus Chambless of Guin, AL., and B. C. Chambless of Mississippi; 3 step-siblings, Justin, Tommy, and Teddy Chambless, all of Fayette, AL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Rosie Tidwell Chambless; and her late husband Eugene Franks.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Bon Secour, AL – Ms. Kathleen McKay Dillon, age 77, of Bon Secour, Alabama, formerly of B’Ham, Alabama, and Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, July 27th, 2014.

Graveside service, 1:00 p.m., Thursday, July 31st, 2014, at Southern Heritage Cemetery in Pelham, Alabama.

Ms. Dillon grew up in Hamilton, Alabama where she graduated from Hamilton High School and was Homecoming Queen her senior year.  She moved to Birmingham, Alabama where she raised her family; she then retired and moved to the Bon Secour, Alabama, to be close to her daughter.  She was an avid collector and dealer of antiques and collectables, a birding enthusiast, and loved gardening.  She was an animal lover, both domestic and wild, and was a supporter of the Alabama Wildlife Center.  She was a graduate of Hamilton High School, and Massey Business College.  She worked for Service Bureau Corp. and Innovative Underwriters.

She is survived by her husband, John Wager Dillon Jr. of Bon Secour, AL.; 1 daughter, Jan Dillon of Bon Secour, AL.; and a brother, Doug McKay of Valley, AL.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra “Sally” McKay Dillon; 1 brother, Kermit V. McKay; and her parents, Almon Vernon McKay & Ozie Young McKay.

The family asks that donations be made to the Alabama Wildlife Center.

Arrangements by Cason Funeral Service, Foley.

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Hodges, AL – Mr. Bobby James Wilson, age 74, of Hodges, Alabama, passed away Monday, July 28th, 2014, at Generations of Red Bay, Alabama.

Graveside service, 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 30th, 2014, at Pine Grove Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., Hamilton, AL., directing.

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Barnes_WymanGuin, AL – Mr. Wyman Barnes, age 74, of Guin, Alabama, passed away Friday, July 25th, 2014, at his residence.

Visitation, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 27th, 2014, at the Norwood Funeral Home in Guin, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 27th, 2014, at the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Guin.  Bro. William Atkins officiating.  Burial in the Barnes Family Cemetery in Guin, Alabama.

Mr. Barnes was born May 5th, 1940 in Glen Allen, Alabama to the late Purvy Ashmore and Audie Lou Green Barnes. He had lived in Guin most of his life, he was a member of the Piney Grove Free Will Baptist Church and had retired after working 32 years for the 3M Company.  He was also an avid hunter and a member of the B & B Hunting Club.*

He is survived by his wife, Carole Ann Dykes Barnes, Guin, AL.; 1 daughter, Deborah Tucker, Guin, AL.; 2 sons, Perry (Josephine) Barnes, Guin, AL., and Purvy (Vivian) Barnes, Lynn, AL.; 5 grandchildren, Georgianna K. Barnes, Justin Nathaniel Barnes, Kelsey Nicole Barnes, Kayla Matychowiak and Jariat Langston; 1 sister, Faye (Paul) Hunsinger, Guin,. AL.; and 4 brothers, Clinton (Imogene) Barnes, Twin, AL., Clayton (Linda) Barnes, Guin, AL., Roy Harold Barnes, Carbon Hill, AL., and Freddy Barnes, Guin, AL.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Purvy Ashmore and Audie Lou Green Barnes.

*Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc., Guin, AL., directing.

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Hamilton, AL – Ms. Betty Burleson, age 75, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, July 27th, 2014, at the Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m., Monday, July 28th, 2014, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 5:00 p.m., Monday, following visitation, at the funeral home chapel.  Burial in Barn Creek Church of Christ Cemetery, Hwy. 253, Hamilton/Hackleburg, Alabama.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., Hamilton, AL., directing.

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Hamilton, AL – Mr. Loyd Houston Burleson, age 79, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, July 26th, 2014, at his residence.

Visitation, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 28th, 2014, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 28th, at the funeral home chapel.  Ted Burleson officiating.  Burial in Hamilton Memory Gardens in Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama.

Mr. Burleson was born May 18th, 1935, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late J.Z. and Flora Ann Loden Burleson.

He is survived by his wife, Wynell Burleson; 2 daughters, Kristie Johnson, and Montana Karr; 1 grandson, Caleb Karr; 1 great-granddaughter, Addison Porter; and 1 sister, Ellie Hood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.Z. and Flora Ann Loden Burleson; 1 son, Timothy Loyd Burleson; 2 brothers, Grover Burleson and Floyd Burleson; and 3 sisters, Annie Scott, Lillie Dugger, and Minnie Lindsey.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., directing.

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Mr. Garvis Holcombe passed away Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 27th, 2014, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 28th, 2014, at the funeral home chapel.  Burial in Sullins School House Cemetery, Hwy. 49, (the old Hackleburg Highway) Hamilton, Alabama.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., directing.

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