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R.C. Gunnin, age 84, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, June 27th, 2012.

Birmingham, AL – Visitation, 6:00-8:00 pm., June 29th, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church, Downtown Birmingham, Alabama, in St John’s Chapel.

Hackleburg, AL – Graveside service, 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at Cedar Tree Cemetery, Hackleburg, Alabama.

Mr. Gunnin was born October 16th, 1927, to the late Lawrence and Icey Cleveland Gunnin in Hackleburg, Alabama and resided in Montgomery, Alabama.  He graduated from Hackleburg High School and Drawenes Business College in Birmingham, Alabama.  He was a Brick mason for 50 years, out of Local #1 in Birmingham, Alabama.  He owned Gunnin Masonry Company and was a “Boy Scout Master”, at Beechwood Baptist and Roebuck Park Baptist Churches in Birmingham.  He and his wife Joyce were Charter Members of Deep South Chapter of Family Motor Coach Association, and he served as President for two terms.  He retired from the University of Alabama in Birmingham’s Maintenance Department as a brick mason in 1993.

He is survived by 2 children, Larry W. Gunnin (Gina Keith) and Pamela Gunnin Burkart (Tom); 1 brother, James C. Gunnin (Frances); and 1 sister, Mary Ellen Roberts (Choyce); 4 grandchildren, Amanda Gunnin Dowell (Greg), Matthew R. Gunnin, Visha Kate Burkart, and Timothy E. Burkart; and 1 great-granddaughter, Samantha Dowell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Lipsey Gunnin; and his parents, Lawrence and Icey Cleveland Gunnin.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing.

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Sarah Frances “Judy” Sanderson, age 69, of Adrian, Michigan, formerly of Detroit, Lamar County, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, June 27th, 2011, in Adrian, Michigan.

Visitation, in Adrian 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 29th, 2012, followed by memorial service at the Adrian Church of Christ in Adrian, Michigan.

Funeral service in Hamilton, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 1st, 2012, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.  Burial in Cooper Cemetery, Marion County, Alabama (near Detroit, Alabama).

Ms. Sanderson was born in Detroit, Lamar County, Alabama, November 9, 1942 to the late Samuel Calvin and Eula Mae Carter Sanderson.  She retired from Tecumseh Products and also worked at McCleans, Grants, National Bank and Trust, Frontier City, Typewriter Sales and Service, and Standard Federal Savings and Loan. She had many hobbies, including ceramics, crocheting, cake decorating, painting, reading and traveling.*

She is survived by 2 nephews, Samuel Neal and Michael Calvin Sanderson; and many cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel Calvin and Eula Mae Carter Sanderson; and 1 brother, Samuel Stevie Sanderson.

Arrangements in Michigan under the direction of the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian, MI.

Arrangements in Alabama under the direction of Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL.

*Source:  The Daily Telegram

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(January 24, 1023 – June 26, 2012)

Margaret Elizabeth Creekmore, age 89, of Amory, Mississippi, passed away Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, at the Gardens of Germantown.

Visitation, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 28th, 2012, at E. E. Pickle Funeral Home in Amory, Mississippi.  A Celebration of Life Service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28th, at the First United Methodist Church in Amory, Mississippi.  Reverend Cecil Williamson and Reverend Jimmy Criddle officiating. Burial in Masonic Cemetery. Pallbearers, her grandchildren.

Ms. Creekmore was born January 24th, 1923, in Jackson, Mississippi to the late Alvin Defendant and Wilmuth Phillips Stewart.  She graduated from Jackson Central High School, Class of 1941, and attended MSCW. She married Samuel J. Creekmore, Jr. September 12, 1942. Before becoming a homemaker, Mrs. Creekmore worked with her husband at Monroe County Tractor Company and managed their drive-in movie theaters. Very involved as a member of First United Methodist Church, she loved her Circle (United Methodist Women), helping with MYF, and serving as a Sunday School Teacher.*

Mrs. Creekmore’s true legacy was that of encouragement and love, instilling those principles in her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. An enthusiast of the arts, she was an avid reader of poetry and literature and enjoyed all types of music playing in her home. Treasuring the lost art of letter writing, Mrs. Creekmore took time to support and inspire others with personal, hand-written words. Lovingly named Memaw and Meme by her grandchildren, outdoors was a favorite place to spend time together. She enjoyed tending her orchard and many unique trees. Always the encourager, she loved her family and was a positive influence and role model.*

She is survived by 2 daughters, Wilmuth Alice (Delmo) Payne, Hamilton, AL., and Elizabeth Phillips (Dr. Manrin) Rains, Cordova, TN.; 2 sons, Samuel J. (Barbara) Creekmore, III, New Albany, and John M. (Sheila) Creekmore, Amory; 7 grandchildren, Samuel J. (Warner) Creekmore, IV, Emma Kate Payne (Brad) Mikels, Benjamin F. (Penny) Creekmore, Margaret Molly Payne (Brad) Ainsworth, Melanie Creekmore (Andy) Adkison, Matthew (Leigh Anne) Creekmore, and Mark Creekmore; 14 great-grandchildren, Callie Creekmore, Samuel J. Creekmore, V, Laura Suzanne Creekmore, Reed Mikels, Margaret Creekmore, Caroline Mikels, Garrett Mikels, Lewis Creekmore, Natalie Creekmore, Warren Ainsworth, Will Ainsworth, Jude Adkison, Drew Adkison, and Stewart Ainsworth.   She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin Defendant and Wilmuth Phillips Stewart; and her husband, Samuel J. Creekmore, Jr.; 1 brother, Dr. George Stewart; and 1 aunt, Elizabeth Phillips Bell.

E.E. Pickle Funeral Home, Amory, MS., directing.

*Source:  E.E. Pickle Funeral Home.

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(January 9, 1937 – June 28, 2012)

Cloyce McDaniel, age 75, of Vernon, Alabama, passed away Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Syble Holland Hicks, age 76, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 at her residence.

Visitation, Thursday night, June 28th, 2012, at Pleasant Ridge Church, Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 29th, 2012, at the church.  Burial in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.

Ms. Hicks was born, March 14th, 1936, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late Sib and Oma Palmer Holland.

She is survived by 4 sons, Ronald (Ann) Hicks, Dwight (Cindy) Hicks, Randy (Claudia) Hicks, and Steven (Jessica) Hicks; 6 daughters, Peggy (Tommy) Gardner, Rita Pope, Cindy (Phillip) Weaver, Gail (Terry) Roberts, Jennifer Kerr, and Karen (David) Brown; and a host of relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sib and Oma Palmer Holland; her husband, Harrison Hicks; 1 son, Wendell Hicks; 1 daughter, Elizabeth Hicks; and a host of other relatives.

Hamilton Funeral Home directing.

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(August 17, 1927 – June 26, 2012)

Dora Belle Hulsey, age 84, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, at Generations in Vernon, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday evening, June 29th, 2012, at the Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 30th, 2012 at Otts Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Edward Puckett officiating.  Burial in Pope Cemetery.  Pallbearers, Cory Flippo, Aaron Hulsey, Walt Larisey, Dennis Sanchez, Bobby Swinsick and Rob Holliday.

Ms. Hulsey was born August 17th, 1927 in Lamar County, Alabama, to the late William B. and Mary Anna Gibbs Eastman.  She was a member of Union Ridge Freewill Baptist Church.  Ms. Hulsey worked for over 40 years at McCoy Mfg. in Sulligent, AL.  She loved her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by 3 daughters, Linda (Earnest) Flippo, Sulligent, AL., Barbara (Dean) Donnelly, San Jose, CA., and Judy (Richard) Miller, Sacramento, CA.; 1 son, Johnny (Teresa) Hulsey, Sulligent, AL.; 1 stepson, Harold LLoyd (Annie Paige) Hulsey, Hamilton, AL.; 1 sister-in-law, Mavis Eastman, Haleyville, AL.; 6 grandchildren, Christy (Dennis) Sanchez, Cory Flippo, Dusty (Denise) Miller, Amber (Walt) Larisey, Aaron (Ashley) Hulsey and Aeriel (Bobby) Swinsick; 2 step-grandchildren, Harold Wayne (Janice) Hulsey and Patricia (Marty) Tate; and 7 great-grandchildren, Jake Flippo, Kaitlyn Miller, Camaryn Sanchez , Luke Larisey, Lily Hulsey, Samantha Miller, and John Cole Larisey

She was preceded in death by her parents, William G. and Mary Anna Eastman; her husband, Cecil Mitchell Hulsey; 5 brothers, Demp Eastman, Martin “Dock” Eastman, Denson “Dick” Eastman, Marvin Eastman, and Alberton Eastman; and 1 great-grandchild, Matthew Miller.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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(December 20, 1919 – June 26, 2012)

Lillian Egger, age 92, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Generations in Vernon, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening at the Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Otts Funeral Home Chapel.  Bro. Claude Hand officiating.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery.  

Ms. Egger was born December 20, 1919 in Lamar County, Alabama, to the late Robert Lee and Verona Loggins Moore.  She was a member of Prospect Primitive Baptist Church.  Ms. Egger previously worked at McCoy Mfg.  She enjoyed gardening and flowers, most of all she loved her family.

She is survived by 2 sons, Chester (Linda) Egger, Vernon, AL., and Roger (Carolyn) Egger, Sulligent, AL.; 2 daughters, Manda (Jay) Pennington, Vernon, AL., and Linda Egger Huguley, Vernon, AL.; 7 grandchildren, Robert (Jo) Pennington, Tammie Pennington, Beverly (Chip) Parsons, Dianne Jones, Misty (Terry) Woods, Johnathan (Heidi) Egger and Lisha (Riley) McDonald; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert Lee and Verona Moore; her husband, Greely Redden Egger; 5 brothers, John Moore, Murry Moore, Paul Moore, Robert Moore and Earl Moore; and 6 sisters, Allie Eastman, Paralee Eastman, Maude Comer, Lucy Moore, Rose Murphy and Myrtle Dickerson.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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