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imageHamilton, AL – William Kenneth Galbreath, Sr., age 76, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away peacefully Friday, January 29th, 2016 at his son’s residence with his beloved family around him.

Visitation, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Sunday, January 31st, 2016, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 1st, 2016, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial in Galbreath Cemetery in Hamilton (Weston), in Marion County, Alabama.

Kenneth was born March 8th, 1939, in Marion County, Alabama, to the late William Lonnie and Ethel Palmer Galbreath, the oldest living child of nine children. Audra, the eldest, born in 1936, tragically died of an illness before Kenneth was born. Kenneth worked from the young age of 15 to help support his mother, brothers and sisters and ailing father. He began working for the Marion County commission then for the City of Hamilton, Alabama until retirement and then continued to work with his own backhoe and bulldozers until his health began to fail. He was a Christian man with strong family ties who loved his children, and grandchildren.

He is survived by 3 children, Kayron Galbreath (Craig Ray), William Kenneth Galbreath, Jr. (Vicki Mills), and Barry (Jennifer) Galbreath; 3 grandchildren, Mandy Evans (Chad) Logan, Courtney Galbreath, and Amanda Dylan Mills; step-grandchildren, Sarah Holloway, Nathan Holloway, Joey Mills, and Jamie Mills; 5 great-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Wanda Galbreath (Doug) Terrell, and Bonnie Galbreath (Butch) Montgomery; 2 brothers, Dale (Jan) Galbreath, and Jimmy Galbreath; and a great host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Deborah Renee Galbreath; his parents, Lonnie and Ethel Palmer Galbreath; 1 sister, Audra Galbreath; 3 brothers, Wade Galbreath, Truman Galbreath, and Jerry Galbreath; and grandparents, William R. “Dock” Galbreath, and Edna Seay Galbreath, Henry Sherman “Little Henry” Palmer, and Belzora Gann Palmer.

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Hamilton, AL – Ms. Shannon Whitfield Weeks, age 43, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Thursday, January 28th, 2016, at NMMC in Tupelo, MS.

Visitation, Saturday, January 30th, 2016, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., at Marion County Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, Saturday, January 30th, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Marion County Funeral Home. Burial in Love Joy Cemetery, Hamilton, Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gary Whitfield, grandfather Bluford Whitfield.

She leaves to cherish her memory, parents, Diane and Elvis Cochran; brother, Shane Whitfield (wife, Mechele); grandparents, Richard and Lillie Abbott, Bertha Thorpe; and a host of relatives and friends.

Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., assisted the family.

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Hamilton, AL – Ms. Mary Scott, age 64, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, January 27th, 2016, at her residence.

Visitation, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30th, 2016, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 30th, at the funeral home chapel following visitation.  Burial in Old Bethel Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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Hackleburg, AL – Peggy Davis, age 82, of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Monday, January 25, 2016 at her residence. Visitation will be Friday, January 29, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Marion County Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, January 29, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Marion County Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Forest Crest Cemetery, Birmingham AL.

Marion County Funeral Home assisting the family.

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Hamilton, AL – Mr. Leonard “Jim” Colvin, age 92, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 22nd, 2016, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.  Visitation, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., on Friday, just prior to the service.  Burial in Nichols Cemetery, Hamilton, Alabama.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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Tarrant, AL – Mr. Columbus Leech Wood Jr., better known as Junior Wood, age 76, of Tarrant, Alabama, passed away Monday, January 18th, 2016 at his residence.

Mr. Wood was the owner-operator of Wood Printing Company.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Columbus Leech Wood, Sr. and L. Eugenia Burleson Wood; 2 sisters, Betty S. Wood and Edith Smith; 2 brothers, Sherman Wood and Kenneth Wood; and 1  nephew, Kenneth Sizemore.

He is survived by his children, Marty Wood of Bibb County, AL., and Eddie Wilson of Winfield, AL.; 2 sisters, Helen Mills and Ruth Thatenhurst of Winfield, AL.; 2 grandchildren, Amber Wood of Birmingham, AL., and Crystal Beasley of Winfield, AL.; 6 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial service details will be announced at a later date.

Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, AL., serving the Wood family.

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Tullahoma, TN – Ms. Dorothy (Dot) Kirk, age 78, of Tullahoma, Tennessee, formerly of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Saturday, January 17th, 2016 at her residence.

Ms. Kirk was born October 9th, 1937
in Marion County Alabama.

Visitation, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 19th, 2016, at Kilgore Funeral Home in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at Antioch Baptist Church in Lamar County, Alabama.

Burial in Antioch Cemetery in Lamar County, Alabama.

Kilgore Funeral Home, Tullahoma, TN., directing.

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