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Baltimore, MD – April Lajune Rogers, age 40 of Baltimore, MD., formerly of Vernon, AL. passed away Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore, MD.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1:00pm from Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial in Shiloh Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday prior to the funeral service from 12:00pm until service at 1:00pm at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, AL.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., in charge of arrangements.




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October 25, 1927 – October 16, 2017

McCalla, AL – Ms. Robbie “Bob” Rye Ball, age 89 of Birmingham, AL, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, October 16th, 2017 at Plantation Manor Nursing Home in McCalla, AL. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. from Otts Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Crews United Methodist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, October 19th, prior to the funeral from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Robbie “Bob” was born October 25th, 1927 in Sulligent, AL to the late L.J. and Margie Clark Rye. She was married to the late Bill Humphreys and the late Frank Ball. She graduated from Sulligent High School and started college at the University of Alabama, but returned home after one semester where she taught school for one year. She was a seamstress for many years at home and later a bookkeeper for several businesses. She was an active member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary, Birmingham Chapter for several years.

The family wishes to thank the caregivers of Plantation Manor Nursing Home and Beacon Hospice, especially Evelyn Flowers.

Survived by:
Son: Rick Ball, Dauphin Island, AL
Daughters: Neta (Jack) Ritch-Noland, Birmingham, AL
Suzye Foote, McCalla, AL
Brother: Clark Rye
Grandchildren: Brent Humphreys
Ian Chapin
Catherine Foote
Robert Ritch, Jr.
Daughter In Law: Brenda Humphreys
Nephew: David (Dana) Rye

Preceded In Death By:
Parents: L.J. and Margie Clark Rye
Son: Carl “Butch” Humphreys
Son In Law: David Foote
Sister In Law: Jo Ann Rye
Niece: Tracy Tuggle

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., in charge of arrangements.

*Author’s Note: Bob Rye Ball was another of my dear first cousins. She was my mother, Eather Rye Webb’s niece, and daughter of my uncle L.J. Rye and aunt Margie Clark Rye. Bob was very precious to me and I will miss her so much. She was my hero who came to my rescue many times while my late husband, Gary, and I lived in Birmingham. We were newlyweds and our old car often broke down and we didn’t have a clue…Bob was quite the mechanic! She always came to our rescue! Bob, I love you!



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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 – Johnny Baker, age 55, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham, AL. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., at Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama. with burial to follow in Gilmer Addition of Sulligent City Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-8 p.m.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.



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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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Jeffrey Daniel “Danny” Smith, age 46 of Hamilton, AL, passed away Saturday, June 25, 2017, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening at Marion County Funeral Home in Hamilton, AL, from 6-8pm. Funeral service will be Thursday at 2:00 pm from Marion County Funeral Home. Bro. Bobby Dodd will officiate. Graveside service and burial will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery in Cave In Rock, IL.

Daniel Smith, Toby Smith, Glenn Parker, Dale Northam, Mike Gribble, and Sherriff J.T. Fricker will serve as pallbearers.

Danny was born March 12, 1971 in Washington to the late George Daniel “Dan” Smith and Beverly Carol Baker. He was a 1989 graduate of Hardin County High School in Elizabethtown, IL. Mr. Smith served in the US Marine Corp and was involved in the first Gulf War.

Previously he worked in several area mobile home plants, Mueller Brass in Fulton, MS, Jessco Construction in Tupelo, MS.


Wife: Joanna Hawkins Smith, Hamilton, AL

Sons: Daniel Smith, Hamilton, AL

Toby (Heather) Smith, Beaverton, AL

Daughters: Chasity Smith and Callie Smith, Hamilton, AL

Half Brothers: George and Paul Smith, California

Preceded in death by:

Parents: Dan and Beverly Smith

Son: Kyle Smith


Half-Brother: Donnie Smith

Otts Funeral Home / Marion County Funeral Home



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Ola Dean Hollis, age 55 of Sulligent, AL, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.

Funeral services will be Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. from Otts Funeral Home Chapel with graveside and burial to follow in Brown Cemetery. Bro. Bud Glass will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10:00 A.M. until service time at 11:00 A.M.

Ola Dean Hollis was born on July 6, 1961 to the late Mr. James Hollis and Mrs. Ola Mae Fleming Hollis. She graduated from Sulligent High School in May of 1979. She joined Powell Chapel CME Methodist Church at young age and was committed to living her adult life as a faithful devoted daughter, wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, coworker, home-maker and caretaker. Ola was employed over 16 years at Chromolax Manufacturing. The most rewarding opportunity she had was working with the children and staff of the Challenger Program in Fayette, Alabama. Ola was loved by many. She had a kindred spirit unlike no other. She never met a stranger or denied a friend.

She leaves to cherish these loving memories of her to Lester Ray Wilson, Sr., two daughters; Dionna Hollis and Sharae Wilson, three step-sons; Erik, Lester Ray (Lacy) Wilson, Jr., Cornelius Roy (Jasmyne)Wilson, two step-daughters; Leslie Weir and Ashley Weir, two sisters; Sally Mae (Bob Joe) Johnson and Georgia Ann (Clyde) Kaufman, sister-in-law; Rose (Melbourne) Savage, one niece; Ruby Renee Johnson, four nephews; Anthony (Vanessa) Kaufman, James Robert Patrick (Angela) Johnson, Alex Kaufman, and Lil Melbourne Savage, two great nephews Xavier Kaufman and Omarion Devonte’ Jones, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, family, friends, and classmates.

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