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Aurdy Leon Williams, age 65, passed away February 26, 2022. He was born on October 17, 1956, to Edd Statewright Williams, and Leathia Phillips Williams, of Detroit, Lamar County, Alabama. He attended Sulligent High School and was a member of Detroit Church of Christ. He worked at Hamilton Bath ware until he decided to retire and spend more time with his family. His hobbies included spending time with his grandkids, having family get together and watching football.
He is survived by his loving wife Brenda Faye Williams of 41 years; children, Shannon Williams, Tupelo, MS, Audie Williams, Sulligent, AL, Chelane Earnhart, Evanston, WY, Kimberly Williams, Tupelo, MS, Valerie Williams, Hamilton, AL; grandchildren, Breanna Shannon, Kenya Moore; great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Moore, La’Zariah Moore, Kynsleigh Moore; sisters, Mae Ola (Billy) Westbrook of Red Bay, Alabama, Ada Rush of Hamilton, Alabama; brothers, Luther Williams of Tacoma, WA; and his special niece, Glory Willingham of Hamilton, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Edd Statewright Williams, and Leathia Phillips Williams; brothers, Raymond Williams, Bluther Williams, Oliver (Tiny) Williams; sister, Dorothy Andrews; granddaughter, Tamara Williams.

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Mary Lou Lay Cataldo, age 67, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, May 30, 2022, at NMMC in Tupelo, Mississippi. Burial for Mary Lou Lay Cataldo will be Wednesday evening, June 1, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at Nichols-Lay cemetery. There will be no graveside service. Mary is survived by 1 daughter, Rachael Cataldo Sanderson; 1 son, Daniel Cataldo (Cindy); 1 grandson, Flynn Cataldo; sister, Evelyn (Perry) Tidwell; brother, Dale (Brenda) Lay; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Timothy Cataldo; Father, John Grady Lay and Mother, Illar M. Mitchell Lay; and 2 brothers, Delmar L. Lay, Denver Lee Lay. http://www.49countynews.net / jmays@49countynews.net / Facebook

Jewel McCarley, age 89, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022, at The Meadows in Fulton Mississippi.

Visitation, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral service, 11:30 a.m., in the Marion County Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Marcus Spain officiating. Burial in the Hamilton City Cemetery, Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama.

Jewel is survived by a daughter, Janet McCarley Frye; and a host of other relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Ray McCarley.

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Dr. John McClure Kerr II, age 77, passed away Thursday, March 10, 2022. He was born October 9, 1944, in Knoxville, Tennessee, to John McClure Kerr and Lorene Oma Self Kerr.

Visitation, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 11, 2022, at the Hamilton Church of Christ in Hamilton, Alabama. Visitation, 10:00 – 11:45 a.m., Saturday, March 12, 2022, at the church. Funeral service, following at 12:00 noon, at the church. Graveside service and burial, following church service, at the Hamilton Memory Gardens in Weston, Marion County, Alabama.

John attended David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee and received a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended University and Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington Kentucky and received his Doctor of Medicine Degree. He practiced medicine for 50 years. In December of 1972, he and his family moved to Hamilton, Alabama, where he practiced medicine until his retirement in 2018. He was an active member of the Hamilton Church of Christ. He was also a member of the broad of Directors of Heritage Christian University in Florence, Alabama. He loved gardening and astronomy.

John was preceded in death by his parents, John McClure and Oma Self Kerr, and his brother, Paul Kerr.

He is survived by his precious wife Sara Nell Kerr and his children, Christy Kerr Lundy (Dale), John McClure Kerr III “Johnny” (Nicole), Paul Benjamin Kerr “Ben” (Sonja); his step-children, Melissa Roberson Sansom (Mike), David Roberson (Kaitlin); his grandchildren, Ellie and Gatlin Lundy, Tessa Crawford, Ava, and Johnny Kerr, Hannah Grace, Poppy, Millie, and Jonah Kerr, Graham, Jenna, and Julianna Sansom, Ethan, Emmett, Avi, and Olive Roberson; siblings, David Kerr, Susan Halbert, Colonel James Kerr, Kenneth Kerr, sister-in-law Cindy Kerr ( Paul-deceased) and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family and friends.

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Gyles V. Hall, Jr., age 60, of Havana, Florida, formerly of Guin, Alabama, passed away Friday, March 11, 2022, at his residence. He was born May 5, 1961, in Guin, Alabama, to Gyles Velmer Hall Sr. and Earlene Hamm Hall.

Visitation, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Thursday, March 17, 2022, at Guin Methodist Church. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m., at First United Methodist Church in Guin, Alabama. Rev. Ulysses Thompson officiating. Burial in Beaver Creek Cemetery (Henson Springs Road) Guin, Lamar County, Alabama.

Gyles is survived by his loving sisters, Willia Dean “Jake” Moore, Hamilton, Alabama, Geraldine Hall, Guin, Alabama, sisters-in-law, Pearlie Walker, Guin Alabama, Mildred Hamm, Tallahassee, Florida, and a host of nephews, nieces, other family, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gyles Velmer Hall, Sr. and Earlene Hamm Hall; siblings, Johnnie Mae Wallace, Joe Louis Hamm, Sarah Ann Hamm, Lou Montgomery, Jonah Walker, Diana Hall Winston, and Vauldine Hall.

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Mattie Bell Raper Hambrick, age 79 of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, March 12, 2022, at her residence.

Visitation, 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama. Funeral service 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Burial in Cedar Tree Cemetery.

Ms. Hambrick is survived by one son, Gary Wayne Hambrick; one daughter, Ann Hambrick Hicks; one grandson, Robert Wayne Hicks; brothers, James Robert Raper, and Waymon Grady Raper.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie Raper, and Minnie Wooten Raper; brothers, Curtis Lee Raper, Gurvis D. Raper, Junior Ray Raper, and Billy Wayne Raper: and son-in-law, Ronald Hicks.

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Earnestine “Teeny” Evans, age 88, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away March 10, 2022, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Visitation, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Hamilton, Alabama. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 13, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home. Burial in Shiloh Cemetery, Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama.

Ms. Evans is survived by one daughter, Rena Evans (Robert Lindsey) McCarley; one grandson, Corey Evan McCarley; one sister, Connie Dickinson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Evans; infant daughter, parents, Earnest “Jabo” Parson, and Verna Ballard Parson; sister, Betty Putman.

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Joan Kurasaka Cox, age 86, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2022, at her residence.

Joan was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on September 5, 1935, to Sego Kurasaka and Minnie Green Kurasaka.

Visitation, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at the Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama. Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Max Frye and Alfred Cochran, officiating. Burial in Love Joy Cemetery, Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama.

Joan was preceded in death by her husband, Burlon Cox; son, Terry Cox; sisters, Irene Barnes, Jean McCurdy, and Marie Frye Jones; and her parents, Sego and Minnie Green Kurasaka.

She is survived by her daughters, Rose Hall, Melissa Terrell, Dana Rye (husband, Darryl); grandchildren, Bryan Cook, Kyle Jones, Sam Cook, LeAnn Rye, Haley Purser, Payton Purser; great- grandchildren, Parker Cook, Logan Cook, Kyran Jones, Ellie Jones, Kullen Dudley; siblings, Doug Kurasaka (wife, Janice), Dwight Kurasaka, Dwayne Kurasaka (wife, Joan), Jan Moyer (husband, Sam); caregivers, Lois Harper, Alex Kelly, Mary Hubbert; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Annie Merle Wilkerson Russell, age 78, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2022, at her residence.
She was born in Union Springs, Alabama, on November 24, 1943, to Charlie E. Wilkerson and Francis Pawnee Lambert Wilkerson.
Visitation, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 01, 2022, at the Marion County Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama. Funeral Service, 3:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Bro. Mark Collier officiating. Burial in Winfield City Cemetery, Winfield, Marion County, Alabama.
Merle was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Alan Russell; parents, Charlie E., and Francis Wilkerson; siblings, Charlie C. Wilkerson, Sammy Wilkerson, Edward Wilkerson, Sarah Burke.
She is survived by three children, Neal Russell (Jennifer), Nancy Colburn (Johnny), Norman Russell, (Julie); grandchildren, Amber Swinney, Clark Jones, Ashley Goodwin (Matt), Emily Russell, Jacob Russell, and Benjamin Russell; great-grandchildren, Braxton Pilkington, Kenton Pilkington, John Graydon Goodwin; siblings, Carolyn Woolley, Jewel Shierling; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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JL Davis, age 78, of Hamilton, Alabama, born, April 28, 1943, in Marion County, Alabama, passed away Monday, January 24, 2022, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.
Visitation, 1:00-2:00 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2022, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.
Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2022, at the funeral home chapel.
Burial in the Hamilton City Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Jane “Becky” Davis February 12, 2004; his parents, Willie Louie and Sara Katherine Wilson Davis; brother, Jerry Davis.
He is survived by one son, Jerrod (Tonya) Davis; grandchildren, Hayden and Brianna; great-grandchildren, Talon and Harper; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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