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Sulligent, AL – Mason Douglas Franklin, age 24, of Sulligent, Alabama passed away Monday, September 25th, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Visitation, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 29th, 2017 at Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama.  Funeral service, 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at Otts Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Wofford Cemetery.

Mason was born June 29, 1993, in Winfield, Alabama to Robert Gene Franklin and Kim Renea Ballard.  He was a 2012 Graduate of Sulligent High School and a 2015 Graduate of Bevil State Community College in Hamilton, Alabama.  He presently worked for AT&T in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  He enjoyed playing his Playstation, weight lifting, and was an avid LSU fan.  Mason loved being with his friends and spending time at the beach.

Survived by:

Father: Robert (Kim) Franklin, Sulligent, AL

Mother: Kim (Matt) Graben, Detroit, AL

Step-father: Richie (Angie) Otts, Sulligent, AL

Sister: Santana (Sean) Wallace, Phoenix City, AL

Step-brother: Zackary Wyers, Sulligent, AL

Step-sister: Brittany Wyers, Sulligent, AL

Grandparents: Doug and Barbara Ballard, Detroit, AL

Great-grandmother: Bobbie Sandlin, Greenwood Springs, MS

Great-grandmother: Lois Allen, Detroit, AL

Preceded In Death By:

Grandparents: Bobby and Loraine Franklin

Grandparents: Jack and Faye Otts

Friday, September 29, 2017
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.



Visitation will be Friday, September 29 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm

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Hamilton, AL – Mr. Curtis Burley Finch, age 91, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Saturday, July 21st, 2017 in Tupelo, Mississippi at the Northwest Mississippi Medical Center.

Visitation, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Sunday, July 23rd, 2017, at the Marion County Funeral Home in Hamilton, Alabama. Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 24th, 2017 At the funeral home chapel. Burial in Cooper Church Cemetery, Marion County, Alabama.

Mr. Finch was born January 30th, 1926, in Marion County, Alabama.



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Robert Steve “Baldy” Ballard, age 68 of Hamilton, AL passed away on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Sunset Manor in Guin, AL.

He was born in Amory, MS on Monday, August 30, 1948 to Berlon and Wilma Lee Hightower Ballard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Berlon and Wilma Ballard; grandparents, Curt and Aldie Ballard and Lee and Necie Hightower; 12 uncles and 8 aunts.

There will be a private graveside service at Barnesville Cemetery, Hamilton, AL for family and close friends. The Marion County Funeral Home will be directing the service.

He was survived by daughter, Stephanie Suzanne Ballard of Creola, AL; son, Curt (Christi) Ballard of Jasper, AL; grandson, Jackson Ballard; granddaughter, Annalee Ballard; sister, June (Eddie) Byrd; niece, Stacy (Todd) Page; nephew, Heath Mixon; 2 great nieces and 1 great-nephew; aunts, Curtis Ballard Heppe, Opal Rae Ballard, Dot Ballard, Johnnie Hightower Burks, Thelma (Doug) Hightower Dobbs, and Elizabeth (Jerry) Hightower Grissom; uncle, Bud (Mary) Hightower; special friends, Susan Nixon and Ellen Rodgers; and a host of other cousins and friends.

The family request any donations be made in memory of Steve Ballard to Hospice of Northwest Alabama, Winfield, AL.

Marion County Funeral Home directing.



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Drake Randolph, age 29, of Hackleburg, Alabama,  passed away Friday, June 30th, 2017.

Visitation will be Monday July 3rd, 2017 from 12:00 until service time at 2:00 at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama. Burial will follow at Cedar Tree Cemetery.

Survivors include, Father: Ed (Debbie) Randolph, Mother: Vickie (Chad) Mitchell, Brother: Brennon Nix, Fiance: Janie Lovett, Son: Lawson Randolph (Due in August), Stepson: Landon Bruno, Grandparents: Sandy and Johnny Ray, and Wayne and Betty Swinney. A host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, other Relatives and Friends.

He was preceded in death by, Grandfather: Bob Randolph and Uncles: Randy and Robbie Randolph.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL., directing.

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Richard Abbott Jr., age 85, passed away June 30th, 2017 at his residence in Hackleburg, Alabama.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 from 1-3 p.m. and the service will follow at 3 p.m.at Hackleburg First Baptist Church with Pastor Sam Morgan officiating. Burial at Cedar Tree Cemetery in Hackleburg, Alabama.

Marion County Funeral Home, Hamilton, AL. directing.



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Surrounded by her loving daughters, Juanita F. Schiefel, age 74, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 24, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Sulligent, Alabama, daughter of the late Murray and Daily Blayock Jackson.

On April 26, 1958 in Kenosha, Juanita was united in marriage to Edward H. Schiefel who passed away this past December 23, 2016. To this union were born 3 children, Debra, Kandie, and Eddie Jr. Juanita will be remembered waitressing at Wells Bros for 25 years, retiring to Alabama to take care of her mother and to enjoy her southern family. She enjoyed crafts fairs, flea markets, garage sales and her coffee. Juanita’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed.

Surviving are her daughters, Debra Connell of Cedar Rapids, IA., Kandie (Jeff) Chmielewski of Racine, WI.; grandchildren, Abby (Eddie) Padilla, Christopher (Teressa) Connell, Sam Connell, Emily (Myles) Chmielewski, Shelby, Kelly, and Lindsey Chmielewski, Alyssa (Josh) Szentes; great-grandchildren, Paisley, Lucas, Mila, Max, Payton, Piper, and Finnley; brothers, Murray (Kay) Jackson, Mickey (Sheila) Jackson; sister-in-law, Alice (Bill) DePaoli of Kenosha, WI.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

In addiction to her parents she was preceded in death by her son Eddie Schiefel, Jr.; and sister, Pauline “Monk” (A.C.) Tice.

Note: obituary prepared by Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home

Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home Thursday, June 29, 2017, 5-7 P.M. Private interment will be held at Antioch Cemetery, Hamilton, Marion County, AL. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Aurora Hospice Nurses, Lisa Phillips, Lisa Heim, and social worker Kate Talbott for their loving and compassionate care.

Note: obituary prepared by Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.



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David Wade Stone, age 66, of Hamilton, Alabama.

Born September 12, 1950
in Marion County, AL

Died Monday, June 26, 2017
at Residence

Service Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
at Shottsville Cemetery, Shottsville Community, Hamilton, AL



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