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Longview, TX (Hackleburg, AL) – Mr. Travis Vickery, age 94, of Longview, Texas, formerly of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Saturday, March 5th, 2016, at his residence.

Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 12th, 2016, at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.  Burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Hackleburg, Marion County, Alabama.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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Russellville, AL – Ms. Shelia Diane George, age 62, Russellville, passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at her residence.

Shelia was a wonderful mother & grandmother. She loved her family deeply and will be missed by all who knew her.

The visitation will be 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 13, 2016 at Spry Memorial Chapel, with the funeral following at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel. Officiating will be Sister Pearl Shelton. Burial will be at Hyde Lake Cemetery.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Sylvia Tidwell (husband, Roy), Reba George, Jeff George (fiancé, Crystal Pharr; grandchildren, Katie Tidwell, Andrew Tidwell, MaKayla Kellum, Ethan George, DaKota George, Tyler Anglin; brothers, Thomas Keith Willis, Randy Willis, Roger Willis, Kevin Willis; niece, Christina Willis; nephews, Alan Willis, Forrest Willis; and her ex-husband, J.W. George.

She was preceded in death by her father, Freedmont Turner “Andy” Willis; mother, Mary Alice Willis; and niece, Brandee Willis-Swafford. The family would like to extend a special thanks to nurses at Russellville Hospital, Alacare Hospice, Dr. Dyas, and Dr. Santos for the special care shown to our mother. Also a special thanks to Dustin Green, Kathy Flanagan, and the many family & friends who have called, visited, brought supplies, and prayed for the family.

Spry Funeral Home, Russellville, AL., directing.

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Mr. Johnie Barnard Sandlin, 79, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at his residence. Visitation will be Friday, March 11, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Bowen Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Friday, March 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Bowen Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Winfield City Cemetery.

He was born on September 5, 1936, in Brilliant, AL. Mr. Sandlin worked as a coal miner most of his life and a licensed minister he was also an avid reader of the Bible and enjoyed music & playing the guitar, fishing, wood working and most of all spending time with his family.

Mr. Sandlin was preceded in death by his parents, William Avery and Pearlie Spiller Sandlin, 6 sisters, Frances Lopez, Mary Cauwels, Christine Bryan, twins, Adell & Liddell Sandlin and Zittie Jo Sandlin, 3 brothers, James Sandlin, Steven Sandlin and Odis Sandlin.

He is survived by his wife, Edith Evans Sandlin of Winfield; daughter, Sandra (David) Scogin of Winfield; 1 son, Christopher (Cindy Chandler) Sandlin of Winfield, 1 grandson, Adam (Holly) Scogin; 5 great-grandchildren, Allie, Elijah and Branch Scogin, Noah & Reese Wyers; 2 brothers, Donald (Maedean) Sandlin of Winfield and Roger Sandlin of Winfield; 1 sister, Rachel Stocks of Winfield, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Bowen Funeral Home, Winfield, AL., directing.

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Winfield, AL – Mrs. Faye Fowler, age 86, of Winfield, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 13, from the Brilliant United Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Rev. Jeremy Harris will officiate. The visitation will be from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. (service time) on Sunday at the Church.

Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by her parents, Vester Whitley Vaughn and Hassie Thacker Vaughn, her husband Grier Fowler, a daughter, Georgia Faye McNeil, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.

She is survived by her children, Frank Grier Fowler (Brenda) of Winfield, Jona Felice Rickher (Jim) of Louisiana, Indy Fowler (Don) of Northport, and Vaughn Steel Fowler of Stapleton, AL, grandchildren, Carrie Edmonson (Keith), Kristy Silas (Darrell), Nicholas Fowler (Chelsea), Hillary Demouey (James), Cory Tucker, Matthew Fowler (Cacyce), Dusty Fowler (Stephanie) Jacob Fowler (Lindsey), Nathan Atkinson, Emily Sexton (Keith), and Josh Atkinson, great grandchildren, Kendall and Grayson Edmonson, Casey and Shelby Silas, Ashton Strange, Annabelle, Graci, Bryton, Wilkes, Addi Brooke, Levi, Ford, Kennedy Rose, and Ellis Fowler, and Jack and Whit Sexton, a great great grandson, John Asher McMillan, a brother, Bill Vaughn (Naoka) of Virginia, a sister in law Mildred Vaughn of Illinois, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Bowen Funeral Home, Winfield, AL., directing.

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Hamilton, AL – Wayne “Buddy” Coatney, age 77, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Sunday, March 13th, 2016, at the Russellville Hospital in Russellville, Alabama.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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Vina, AL – Artie Vee Reid, age 81, of Vina, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, at the residence.

Visitation, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 11th, 2016, at Kemp Chapel Church.  Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 11th, at Kemp Church.  Burial in Shottsville Cemetery, in the Shottsville Community, Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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Jerry Brown, 73, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at NMMC in Tupelo, Lee County, Mississippi.

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR SMITHSONIAN, HAMILTON POTTER JERRY BROWN ANNOUNCED
March 5, 2016

Services for Hamilton, Ala., potter Jerry Brown were announced by the family early this afternoon. Visitation will be on Monday, March 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Marion County Funeral Home, 3325 Bexar Avenue East in Hamilton. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Hamilton Memory Gardens. Brown was a National Heritage award winner and Smithsonian Institution exhibiting potter.

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Marla Minter, Public Relations Chairperson
Northwest Alabama Arts Council, Inc.
(205) 468-0202 – cell
marla@mintercourtreporting.com

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