Posts Tagged ‘Tuscaloosa’

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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Sulligent, AL – Mrs. Sheila Besser Fine, age 72, of Sulligent, Alabama, passed away Monday, December 1st, 2014, in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, Alabama.

Visitation, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014 at the Norwood Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama.  Graveside Service, Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, at the Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Cemetery in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Rabbi Steven Lebow officiating.

Mrs. Fine was born September 13th, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois.  She was born to the late Robert and Ruth Kushner Besser, and the wife of Freddie I. Fine.  She had lived in the Sulligent area since 1964 and was a member of the Temple B’nai Israel.  She owned and operated Gankab Antiques, loved needle handwork and had a Master’s Degree in Library Science.

She is survived by her husband, Freddie I. Fine of Sulligent, AL.; 1 daughter, Abbe Fine of Tuscaloosa, AL.; 2 sons, Gregg Adam Fine of Sulligent, AL., and Aric ( Kim) Fine of Marietta, GA.; 2 grandchildren, Aleah Fine, and Braxton Fine; 2 sisters, Donna K. (Gerald ) Stone of Boynton Beach, FL., and Joann ( Randy) Hankins of Sulligent, AL.; and 2 brothers, Bren Besser, and Bruce Besser both of FL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sulligent Community Library, 514 Elm St., Sulligent, AL., 35586.

Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Sulligent, AL., in charge of arrangements.

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Pope_DavidHamilton, AL – Mr. David Ray Pope, age 75, of Hamilton, Alabama, passed away Monday, May 5th, 2014, at the DCH (Druid City Hospital) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Visitation, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 8th, 2014, at the Hamilton Funeral Home Chapel in Hamilton, Alabama.  Funeral service, 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 9th, 2014, at Happy Hill Church near Hamilton, Alabama.  Burial in James Creek Cemetery, in Itawamba County, just off State Line Road near the Mississippi Alabama line.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., directing.

Author’s note:  I would like to say that Mr. Pope, as I respectfully called him, although he was just a few years older than me, was a most precious neighbor and friend.  He was in some way related to my mother-in-law, Mary Nell Pope Mays, and therefore to my son, Wayne, and his late father, Gary Wayne Mays, Sr.  My friend Don and I took a quick liking to him and his (late) wife when they moved into our small neighborhood several years ago and upon finding out his name was Pope, I immediately set about to find out how we were ‘Kin’ or rather how he was ‘kin’ to my mother-in-law.  I was surprised to find that he had worked at radio and television stations when they lived ‘up north’.  And that he had worked some or ‘volunteered’ some time at local tv stations in Fulton, Mississippi and in Hamilton, Alabama.  He was a H.A.M. Radio enthusiast and loved the internet…mostly he loved being in touch with his family and folks with whom he had worked and gone to church while ‘Up North’!  He loved going to church and had been attending the Detroit Church of God, in Detroit, Alabama, as his health permitted.  He attended school at Hamilton High in Hamilton, Alabama.  Mr. Pope has 4 daughters whom I will name later and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren all of whom I will try to mention in my obituary as I receive the information. Don and I will miss him so much.

Judy Webb Mays
Author & Editor

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