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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.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama

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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.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, Alabama.

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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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Mary Nell Pope Mays, age 97 years, 6 months, and 2 days, passed away, peacefully with her loving family around her around 10:15 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2021 at her home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Funeral Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later from the Hamilton Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Mary was born March 1, 1924 to the late William David Pope and the late Phebe Bedie Cordelia Sullins Pope. She was preceded in death by her parents, Will Pope and Phebe Sullins Pope; (sisters and brothers will be added tomorrow); one son, Gary Wayne Mays, Sr.; and a host of other aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is survived by her children, John William (Judy) Mays, Sr., Kenneth Martin (Emma) Mays, Sr., Bobby Joe (Sherri) Mays, and Peggy Ann Mays (Steve) Davis; daughter-in-law, Judy Webb Mays; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

*Author’s Note: Mary Nell, You will be missed so much! We love you, Judy and Wayne.

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“Randy” George Randall Jackson, 68 of Hamilton, passed away Tuesday August 24, 2021 at St. Vincents Hospital in Birmingham. He served in the funeral industry for over 53 years and was the owner and operator of Hamilton and Hackleburg Funeral Homes. He also was the Marion Coroner for 34 years and loved to help as many people as he could regardless of their financial situation. Randy was a Husband, Father , Grandfather , Friend and Mentor to many. He is survived by, Wife: Paula Jackson, Sons: Kyle (Melissa) Jackson, Kody Jackson and Grandson: Karter Jackson.
Brother: Kenny (Sandra) Jackson, Sisters: June Willis and Helen McGuire. And his Funeral Home Family.
DUE TO RANDYS PERSONAL REQUEST NO FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD, but you are more than welcome to visit his Condo (Mausoleum) as he loved to call it once it is set up to share a story or two. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and his funeral home family.*

*Written by Hamilton and Hackleburg Funeral Home

**Note from his friend, Judy Webb Mays: Randy Jackson was an integral part of Marion County, Alabama and the surrounding communities for so long that it will be very difficult to go on without him. Our thoughts and prayers continue with his family during these most difficult times. Judy

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Marshall Howard Palmer, age 79, of Memphis, Tennessee, passed away August 8, 2021. Marshall was a retired diesel mechanic. He enjoyed riding horses, fishing, grilling and spending time with friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Howard “Bud” Palmer and Mary Willie Williams Palmer; siblings, Louis Ray Palmer and Grace Palmer Fincher; and many cousins, uncles, aunts, and his cousin, William Kenneth Galbreath. He is survived by his children, Steve Palmer of Newport, OR, Christie Gonzalez of Destin, FL, Wes Palmer of Los Angeles, CA, Rachel Palmer of Cordova, TN and Russell Palmer of Brighton, TN; sisters, June Palmer Uselton of Halls, TN and Kathy Palmer Scallions of Halls, TN; brother, Brady Palmer of Covington, TN; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Catherine Palmer, Hamilton, AL. / Memphis, TN.

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