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Sulligent, AL – Vivian Otts Spencer, age 71 of Sulligent, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017 at Generations of Vernon. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 2:00 pm from Sulligent First Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Prospect Cemetery. Bro. Joe Beckon and Bro. Dwayne Hammontree will officiate. Visitation will be on Wednesday at the church from 12:00 noon until service at 2:00 pm.

Pallbearers: Paul Otts, Hoyt Otts, Richie Otts, Darin Otts, Brian Otts, Ronnie Otts, Danny J. Otts and Randy Otts

Honorary pallbearers: AseraCare Hospice, Staff at Generations of Vernon, Wanda Northington, Jean Spruiell, Mattie Lou Eastman, Jean Jeffreys, Polly Mixon and Bobby and Peggy Pickle

Vivian was born May 30, 1946 in Sulligent, AL to the late Dudley Belmont and Annie Ruth Clark Otts. She was a 1964 graduate of Sulligent High School. She was also a graduate of Dempsey Beauty College in Birmingham, AL. Over the years, she has worked as a beautician at Chloe’s Beauty Shop and Little Chloe’s Beauty Shop, a seamstress at Reltoc and an insurance agent for United Insurance Company of America and Mutual Savings Insurance Company from which she retired.

She was a member of Sulligent First Freewill Baptist Church where she was an active member. Vivian loved being a part of the devotional group at church, The Sunshine Circle.

In her spare time, she spent time with her family and friends, traveling and gardening.

Survived by:

Husband: Delmus “Dee” Spencer, Sulligent, AL

Daughter: Marty (Don) Dollar, Vernon, AL

Glenda Spencer, Tupelo, MS

Angie (Barry) Weeks, Fulton, MS

Son: Bryan (Page) Spencer, Starkville, MS

Grandchildren: Kelsey Dollar, Logan Dollar (Zach Campbell), Andrea (Reed) Jones, Abby (Josh) Tomlin, Kealy (Ben) Sand, Karly Weeks, Margie Spencer, Hailey Tomlinson, Teagon Ray

Great Grandchild: Carter Sand

Sister: Mildred Stone, Sulligent, AL

Brother: Larry (Sarah) Otts, Warrior, AL

Preceded in death by:

Parents: Dudley and Annie Ruth Otts

Son: Robert Scott Kilgore

Brothers: J.D. Otts, Jack Otts, Kenneth Otts and Wayne Otts

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Ms. Ordie Mae Vann, age 93, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Friday, May 24th, 2013 at Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Saturday evening, at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Alabama.  Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Sunday, May 26th, 2013, at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel.  Burial in Carter Cemetery in Detroit, Marion County, Alabama.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Ms. Doris Crump Stanford, age 84, passed away Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at the Gilmore Memorial Regional Medical Center in Amory, Mississippi.

Visitation, Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. (Noon) – 2:00 p.m., December 26th, 2012, at Norwood Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 at Norwood Funeral Home Chapel in Sulligent, Alabama. Bro. Tim Markham officiating. Burial in Webb Cemetery, Lamar County, Beaverton, Alabama.

Ms. Stanford was born September 21st, 1928, in Birmingham, Alabama, to the late Ray and Vista Simpson Manning. She attended Massey Business School in Birmingham, Alabama and worked in various secretarial positions at Hayes Aircraft, the Selective Service Board, and Federal Mogul. She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church since 1964 where she served in many capacities. Doris was a dedicated and loving mother to her only child, the late Paul Crump, Jr. She was a resident of the Sulligent area most of her life and was a lady with a beautiful smile and worthy character that will be missed by family and friends.*

She is survived by a very special daughter-in-law, Becky Strawbridge Crump of Aberdeen, MS.; 1 granddaughter, Christy (Jimmy) Godfrey of Tuscaloosa, AL.; 1 step-daughter: Becky Tucker of Vernon, AL.; 3 step-grandchildren, Jody Tucker, Jimmy Tucker, and Jason Perkins, all of Vernon, AL.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Vista Simpson Manning; her husband, Paul Crump, Sr. and her husband, Harold Stanford; 1 son, Paul Crump, Jr.; 2 step-sons, Dennis Stanford and Johnny Perkins; 1 step-daughter Jeannie Perkins; and 1 step-grandson Johnny Perkins, Jr.

Special thanks to Morningside of Fayette, Alabama and Dr. Fred Yerby.

*Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Sulligent, Alabama directing.

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(February 4, 1967 – July 24, 2012)

Mr. William Merchant, age 45, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his residence.

Graveside funeral service and burial, 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Crews Cemetery. Bro. William Kirkman officiating. The body was cremated and no public visitation held.

Mr. Merchant was born February 4, 1967 in Lamar County, Alabama, to the late Anderson C. and Johnnie Cunningham Merchant. He was a graduate of Sulligent High School.

He is survived by 2 brothers, Robert (Susan) Merchant, Modesto, CA., and Tony Merchant, Sulligent, AL.; 2 sisters, Barbara (Ray) Stockman, Sulligent, AL., and Eunice (Tommy) Love, Amory, MS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Anderson C. and Johnnie Merchant; and 1 sister, Rebecca Jones.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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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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(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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Glenda Owens, age 48, of Vernon, Alabama, passed away Monday, June 4th, 2012 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday evening, June 8th, 2012, at the Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, Alabama.  Funeral service, 12:00 Noon, Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at Westside Church of Christ, where the body will lie-in-state at the church from 11:00 a.m. until service time at 12:00 Noon.  Burial in Shiloh Cemetery on McGill Gin Road.  Pallbearers: Keyair Harrington, George Spratt, Markei Spratt, Glenn Rashad Owens, Eric Dontay Owens, Jerome Coleman, Trey Salters, Demario Salters & Perry Morrow.

Ms. Owens was born March 10th, 1964 in Amory, Mississippi, to Betty Salter Harrington and the late Annias Owens.  She was a member of Westside Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday School.  Ms. Owens was a 1983 graduate of Lamar County High School.  She enjoyed taking care of children and was a volunteer at Head Start.

She is survived by her mother, Betty Harrington, Vernon, AL.; her step-father, James Hutchinson, Vernon, AL.; her grandmother, Nettie Salters, Hamilton, AL.; 1 son, Kennith Gardner, Detroit, AL.; 1 daughter, Jeana Gardner, Vernon, AL.; 2 grandchildren, Akoya Gardner & Trinity Johnson; 2 brothers, Glenn (Mary) Owens, Vernon, AL., and Christopher Harrington, Vernon, AL.; 2 sisters, Sharon Spratt, Vernon, AL., and Toretta Owens, Vernon, AL.; and several aunts, uncles, other relatives & friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Annias Owens; her grandfathers, Rube Salters & Verval Owens; her grandmother, Mary Frances Owens; and a half-brother.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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Mr. Henry Crenshaw, age 38, of Beaverton, Alabama, passed away Friday, March 9, 2012 at the residence.

Visitation 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at the Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, Alabama. Funeral service, 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 15, 2012 at Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial in Crenshaw Cemetery in Greenwood Springs, MIssissippi. Bro. Dave Caldwell officiating. Pallbearers, Brent Hartley, Billy Ives, Chris Ives, Jeremy Mordecai, Jeremy Elmore and Orville Scott “Hacksaw”. Honorary Pallbearers, Tommy Cunningham, Roger Cunningham, Chris Cunningham, Jerry Cunningham, Mark Madison, Ricky Jenkins, Wayne Clifton, Andrew Barnell, Willy C. Eatmon, Tuffy Crawford, Eddie Ives and Ray Cash.

Mr. Crenshaw was born January 9, 1974, in Monroe County, Mississippi, to the late Hershel D. and Betty Jean Rhudy Crenshaw. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Mr. Crenshaw worked for Cunningham Logging. He enjoyed Nascar and spending time with his kids.

He is survived by 2 sons, Shelton Braxton Crenshaw, Sulligent, AL Collin Lee Taylor, Winfield, AL.; 1 daughter, Megan Crenshaw, Sulligent, AL.; 1 son, Parker Kyle Loggins; 1 step-son, Josh Dillard; 1 brother, William “Bubby” (Jodie) Crenshaw, Vero Beach, FL.; 3 sisters, Sandra (Wayne) O’Mary, Sulligent, AL., Lucy (Kenny) Gosa, Guin, AL., and Christy Taylor, Guin, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Hershel D. and Betty Jean Crenshaw.

*Source: Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL.

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Mr. Jimmy Paul Reeves
(September 4, 1932 – January 28, 2012)

Jimmy Paul Reeves, age 79, Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Northwest Medical Center, Winfield, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening, January 29, 2012, at the Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, Alabama.   Funeral service, 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 30, 2012, at the Sulligent First Baptist Church, Sulligent, Alabama.  The body will lie-in-state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m.  Burial in Sulligent City Cemetery.  Bro. Byron Pickering and Bro. Jeff Chaffin officiating.  Active pallbearers, Farris Reeves, Jessie Christian, Will Reeves, Ed Godfrey, Wyman Estes and Billy McClendon.  Honorary pallbearers, Deacons at First Baptist Church, Billy Ogden, Shelby Roberts, Wayne Carruth and Herbert Scott.

Mr. Reeves was born September 4, 1932, in Lamar County, Alabama, to the late Paul J. and Alice Belle Jackson Reeves.  He was a member of Sulligent First Baptist Church, where he also served as a Deacon.  Mr. Reeves worked as an accountant for Ogden Management and also worked 17 years with Liberty National Life Insurance Company until his retirement.  He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War and he was a Mason.  He enjoyed hunting, playing golf and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara McCarley Reeves, Sulligent, AL.; 2 sons, Jim (Bonnie) Reeves, Sulligent, AL., and Bill (Cathy) Reeves, Sulligent, AL.; 3 grandchildren, Aaron Reeves, Gainsville, FL., Ryan Reeves, Auburn, AL., and Holley Reeves, Sulligent, AL.; 3 brothers, Carl (Sybil) Reeves, Millport, AL., Jerry (Pat) Reeves, Sulligent, AL., and Brock (Linda) Reeves, Sulligent, AL.; and 2 sisters, Polly (Frank) Mixon, Beaverton, AL., and Barbara (Paul) Nolen, Winfield, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul J. and Alice Belle Reeves; and 2 infant brothers.

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