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Cantrell_Mutt_William_CarmackSulligent, AL – Bro. Mutt Cantrell, age 88, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, peacefully at his residence. 

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday evening, April 23rd, 2015, at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 24th, 2015, at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Edward Puckett and Bro. Stanley Blaylock officiating.  Burial in Kingsville Cemetery, Lamar County, Alabama.

Pallbearers, Alan Cantrell, Mitch Cantrell, Steve Morton, Paul McLemore, Ricky Duncan, and Mike Otts. Honorary pallbearers, James Whitlock, Junior Woodham, Dexter Gazaway, Danny Otts, & Staff at Otts Funeral Home ,and Wilburn Hollis.

“Mutt” was born as William Carmack Cantrell, May 11th, 1926, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late William “Bill” and Maggie Mae Terrell Cantrell.  During his life, he held many titles such as a retired Truck Driver, Funeral Director’s Assistant for 17 years at Otts Funeral Home, Pastor at Gattman Holiness Church for many years and veteran soldier in the US Army. He enjoyed gardening, yard work and reading the Bible.

He is survived by his wife, Magaline Cantrell, Sulligent, AL.; 1 brother, Gene (Rebecca) Cantrell, Sulligent, AL.; 2 grandsons, Randal (Robbie) Cantrell, Sulligent, AL., and Eric (Crystal) Cantrell, Detroit, AL.; 4 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Skylar, Riley and Alexa Cantrell; 1 daughter-in-law, Cynthia (Steve) Morton, Sulligent, AL.; his Gattman Holiness Church Family; and a host of other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William “Bill” and Maggie Mae Terrell Cantrell; 1 son, Wayne Cantrell; 2 brothers, James Cantrell, and Roger Cantrell; and 3 sisters, Velma Crenshaw, Vera Sanderson and Nell Anthony.

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Sulligent, AL – Ms. Marcelle Byrd Gilmer, age 80, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Visitation, 1:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26th, 2015, at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama.  Funeral service, 3:00 p.m., April 26th, 2015, following visitation, at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Jeff Chaffin officiating.  Burial in Shiloh Cemetery.

Marcelle was born April 30th, 1034, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late J.C. and Margaret Sexton Byrd.  She was a 1952 graduate of Hamilton High School and attended Auburn University. She worked as a secretary for her husband at Gilmer Realty. She loved cats and dogs, sewing and growing flowers. Marcelle was a member of Sulligent First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Gilmer of Sulligent, AL.; 1 son, Charlie Gilmer of Vernon, AL.; and 1 daughter, Cassandra Moore of Guin, AL.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents,  J.C. and Margaret Sexton Byrd; and 1 brother, Herb Byrd.

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Hamilton, AL – Mr. Thomas Spears, age 72, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, April 22nd, 2015, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Visitation, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25th, 2015, at Rocky Grove Church.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, following visitation, at the church.  Burial in Rocky Grove Church Cemetery, Bexar, Marion County, Alabama.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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Hodges, AL – Rebecca Vernette Scott, age 77, of Hodges, Alabama, passed away Sunday, April 5th, 2015, at her residence.

Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 7th, 2015, at First Missionary Baptist Church, Hodges, Alabama, with visitation 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., prior to service, at the church.  Marty Guidry officiating.  Internment in Old Line Cemetery, Hodges, Franklin County, Alabama.

Vernette was born October 9th, 1937, in Franklin County, Alabama, to the late Vernar Scott and Fannie Ellen Feltman Scott.

She is survived by a cousin, Virginia West Sanderson; and special family and friends too numerous to list.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Verner Scott and Ellen Feltman Scott (1906 – 1984).

A special thank you to Hospice of North Alabama and her care givers.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., in charge of arrangements.

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Mason_TrevaHodges, AL – Treva Mason, age 87, of Hodges, AL passed away Thursday, April 09, 2015 at her residence.

She was born in Hodges, AL on Saturday, December 24, 1927 to Horace and Lizzie Haynes. Treva had a love for Mardi Gras, music, fishing, and hunting deer & turkey. She worked at Wrangler and also worked for Big Jim Folsom when she worked with the state.

Visitation will be on Sunday, April 12, 2015 from 5-8:00 P.M. at the Marion County Funeral Home. The service will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015 at Hodges Convention Baptist Church, with the body lying in state one hour before the service. Burial will be in Old Line Cemetery. Bro. Heath McCarley, George Jones and Kent Walker will officiate.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leaborn Mason; parents, Horace & Lizzie Haynes; grandson, Thomas Lynn Guyton, Jr; son-in-law, Tommy Guyton; brother, Pearce Haynes; sisters, Iris Reinhart & Earlene McCluskey.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Teresa Guyton, Danny Duncum (wife, Jo Ann); grandchildren, Kristen Hall (husband Brent), Karen Dillard, Beth Duncum; great grandchildren, Hayden & Tyson Hall, Grant Johnson, Austin, Madison & Ashlynn Guyton and a host of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers please consider making memorial to Hodges Convention Baptist Church, 1554 Highway 172 Hodges, Alabama 35571.

Marion County Funeral Home assisted the family.

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Bear Creek, AL – Ova Lee “Ovalee” Hood, age 71, of Bear Creek, Alabama, passed away Friday, April 10th, 2015, at the residence.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

Preceded in death by husband, Sonnie Ray Hood.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., in charge of arrangements.

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Hamilton, AL – Ms. Vada Gee, age 93, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, April 11th, 2015, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 15th, 2015, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.  Visitation, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, the time of service, at the funeral home.

She is survived by a host of relatives and friends.

Ms. Gee was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest W. “Ernie” Gee, March 21st, 2012 and will be laid to rest beside him in Hamilton Memory (a.k.a./Hamilton Memorial) Gardens.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., Hamilton, AL., in charge of arrangements.

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