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Mamie Norma Woodham Evans, age 96, of Eustis, Florida (Formerly of Hamilton, Pea Ridge, Marion County, Alabama), passed away Monday, November 28, 2011 at Lake Eustis Care Center, Eustis, Florida.

Visitation and viewing, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 3, 2011, at Fulton Bridge Baptist Church.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, at the church.  Burial in Fulton Bridge Cemetery, Hamilton, Alabama.  Flowers or contributions can be sent to Fulton Bridge Baptist Church, P.O. Box 125, Hamilton, Alabama  35570, located off County Road 35 “River Road”, on County Road 55.

(Mamie Norma Woodham Evans, 96, was born May 27, 1915, in Pea Ridge, Marion County, Alabama.  Norma was a resident of Yalaha, Florida, and passed away from this life Monday, November 28, 2011.  Norma was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Sam Evans, daughter, Louise McCracken, grandson Samuel McCracken, and all of her siblings; Oscar Woodham, Maudie Holcomb, Marie Woodham, and Dorothy McCracken.  Norma leaves two sons, John Ralph (Julia) Evans and Charles Donald (Alice) Evans, and one son-in-law George McCracken.  Norma was the daughter of John and Emma Woodham, the seventh of eleven children.

Norma leaves seven grandchildren; Tony Evans, Terry (Taryn) Evans, Thea (Bradley) Nix, Carol (Ken) Hilbert, Elizabeth (John) Knight, and Shawn (Lori) Evans, fourteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

Norma was baptised into the Baptist Church at age 15.

Norma was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother; her children and family were the light of her life.  Norma was a hard worker; She worked on farms, in garment plants, grew gardens, cooked delicious food, and made beautiful things with her hands for her family.  Norma lived through many illnesses, cancer, and lived life to the fullest every day.  She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Services will be held at Fulton Bridge Baptist Church on Saturday, December 3, 2011; viewing 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.; funeral services 2:00 p.m.  Flowers or contributions can be sent to Fulton Bridge Baptist Church P.O. Box 125, Hamilton, Alabama  35570, located on CR 55 near CR 35.)*

(*)The family.  

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 161 Falcon Circle., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL. 205-921-3197 – Fax: 205-921-3790. Hackleburg Funeral Home – P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL. 35564 – 205-935-3854 – Fax: 205-921-3790.  

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“DD” Dexter Dean Real, age 89, of Detroit, Alabama, passed away Monday, November 28, 2011, at the Marion Regional Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at the Hamilton First Baptist Church in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the church, following visitation.  Eddie Davidson officiating.  Burial in Kingsville Cemetery, Detroit, Alabama.

(Dexter Dean or “D.D.” was born August 11, 1922 to Murrah Hudson Real and Melverdia Ballard Real.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers James Middleton Real, Leeburn Real, John Henry Real and his sisters Annie Lee Lawler and Nellie Mae Lindsey.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years Billie Fay Norton Real, daughter Lanetta (Ron) Phillips, son Kenneth (Brenda) Real, granddaughter Hannah Real and grandson Matthew Real.

“D.D.” was a graduate of Hamilton High School and attended Florence State College until he was drafted into the United States Army in 1943 during World War II as a combat Military Policeman.  He landed on Normandy Beach three days after the initial attack.  He was on the Philippine Islands and felt the Hiroshima Bomb when it was dropped on Japan in 1945.  He received several medals for his military service medals for his military service.

When he returned home from the war he started “D.D. Real’s Rolling Store.”  He had a different route each day and traveled both Marion and Lamar Counties and was known by many as “The Peddler”.  During this time he met and married his wife Billie Fay Norton on June 8, 1946.

In 1948 he built “D.D. Real’s General Merchandise Store” at the corner of Highway 19 and Karr Road.  His slogan was “A Square Deal at Real’s.”  He operated “The Rolling Store” until the mid-1960’s and “The Merchandise Store” until 1974.

In 1962 he bought the bowling center in Hamilton, Alabama which he operated until 1975.  In 1976 he became the Marion County Emergency Management coordinator which he retired from at the age of 80 in 2002.

During all this time he also farmed raising corn, cotton, hogs and cattle.*)

(*)The family.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 161 Falcon Circle., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL. 205-921-3197 – Fax: 205-921-3790. Hackleburg Funeral Home – P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL. 35564 – 205-935-3854 – Fax: 205-921-3790.

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Eloise Baggett Parker, age 90, of Guin, Alabama, passed away Thursday, November 24, 2011, at Marion County Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation only (No Funeral service), 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 26, 2011, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Hamilton, Alabama.  Burial in Baggett Cemetery in Franklin County, Alabama.

Ms. Parker was born October 2nd, 1921, in Franklin County, Alabama, to James Yancy and Leona McKinney Baggett.  She was a retired Garment Factory Worker.

She is survived by 1 daughter, Josie Gray; 1 grandson, Shane; 4 great-grandchildren, Harley, Allison, Austin, and Isaac; 1 sister-in-law, Mamie Lou Baggett; and a host of nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James Yancy and Leona McKinney Baggett; 1 granddaughter, Michelle Hendershott; 6 brothers, Robert, Willie, Grady, Claudie, Warren G., and Eugene Baggett; 5 sisters, Lorene Holcomb, Ernestine Scott, Nova Scott, Bernice Britnell, and Evelyn Allbright.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 161 Falcon Circle., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL. 205-921-3197 – Fax: 205-921-3790. Hackleburg Funeral Home – P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL. 35564 – 205-935-3854 – Fax: 205-921-3790.

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William Lewis “Keith” Davis, Jr., age, 21, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at his residence.

Visitation, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Saturday night, November 26, 2011, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, November 27, 2011, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Hamilton, Alabama.  Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Hamilton, Alabama.

Mr. Davis was born September 13, 1990, in Huntsville, Alabama to Keith and Linda Johnson Davis.  He worked at Sitel.

He is survived by his parents, Keith and Linda Johnson Davis; 3 brothers, Matt Davis, Chris Davis, and Chad Hughes; his grandmother, Mary Frances Johnson; 2 nephews; and 1 niece.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harlon Johnson, and Charles and Mamie Davis.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 161 Falcon Circle., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL. 205-921-3197 – Fax: 205-921-3790. Hackleburg Funeral Home – P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL. 35564 – 205-935-3854 – Fax: 205-921-3790.

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Kathy Cooper Lowery, age 41, of Phil Campbell, Alabama, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2011, at her residence.

Visitation, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2011, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Tuesday following visitation, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Hamilton, Alabama.  David Sanderson officiating.  Burial in Shady Grove Cemetery.

Ms. Lowery was born March 31, 1970, in Franklin County, Alabama, to Hugh Don and Carolyn Ledlow Cooper.  She was disabled.

She is survived by her husband, Steve Lowery; 3 children, Kody Bailey, and Adam Lowery; her mother, Carolyn Ledlow Cooper; 3 brothers, Glen (Sheila) Cooper, Alan Cooper, and Michael (Beverly) Cooper; 1 sister, Laura (Donald) Sutton; her grandmother, Jessie Lou Ledlow; and a host of nieces, nephews and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Hugh Don Cooper; and grandparents, Odel Ledlow, and Ledger & Dora Cooper.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 161 Falcon Circle., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL. 205-921-3197 – Fax: 205-921-3790. Hackleburg Funeral Home – P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL. 35564 – 205-935-3854 – Fax: 205-921-3790.

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James Timothy “Tim” West, age 52, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, November 21, 2011, at his residence.

Visitation, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon), Wednesday, November 23, 2011, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 12:00 p.m. (Noon), Wednesday following visitation, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel, Hamilton, Alabama.  James Nichols officiating.  Burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Hodges, Alabama.

Mr. West was born May 11, 1959, in Franklin County, Alabama, to James Wendell and Barbara Shewbart West.  He was disabled.

He is survived by 4 children, Tiffany (Matt) McGraw, Jacob West, Rocky West, and Cruz West; 1 grandchild, Mila Rose McGraw; his parents, James Wendell and Barbara Shewbart West; 2 sisters, Rhonda Taylor, and Renee (Tim) Rye; 3 nieces, and 1 nephew; and a host of friends and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cullen & Myrtle West; and Jim & Shewbart.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 161 Falcon Circle., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL. 205-921-3197 – Fax: 205-921-3790. Hackleburg Funeral Home – P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL. 35564 – 205-935-3854 – Fax: 205-921-3790.

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Jack Feltman, age 83, of Hodges, Alabama, passed away Thursday, November 17, 2011, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2011, at the First Missionary Baptist Church, Hodges, Alabama.  Funeral services, 11:30 a.m., following visitation, at the church.  Marty Guidry officiating.  Burial in Old Line Cemetery, Hodges, Alabama.

Mr. Feltman was born August 2nd, 1921, in Franklin County, Alabama, to the late George Thomas “Tince” and Millie Fleming Feltman.  He was a Farmer.

He is survived by Janet (Ronald) Coats, and Tammy (Toby) Bostick; Vernette Scott; grandchildren, Johnnie (Marilyn) Coats, Rebecca Coats (Kirk) McGill, Jud Bostick, Wendy Hughes, and Jodi (Kent) Bowling; great-grandchildren, Autumn Bostick, Brady Bostick, Garrett McGill, Braeden Coats, Jackson McGill, Braxton Coats, and Colt Bowling.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Feltman; his parents, George Thomas “Tince” and Millie Fleming Feltman; 4 brothers; and 4 sisters.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing, 161 Falcon Circle., P.O. Box 274, Hamilton, AL. 205-921-3197 – Fax: 205-921-3790. Hackleburg Funeral Home – P.O. Box 169, Hackleburg, AL. 35564 – 205-935-3854 – Fax: 205-921-3790.

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