Laura A. Swanigan
Laura A. Swanigan age 44 of Guin, AL died Friday, March 28, 2008 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS.
She was born in Guin, AL on October 23, 1963. She was one of eight children born to Mrs. Addie Lee Jones Swanigan and the late Lomax Swanigan, Sr. of Guin, AL.
She was a special friend to many and a wonderful person to be around. She would always brighten your day with her smile and laughter. Her kindness, joy of life, and love of family were contagious and will surely be missed. Until her accident, she was a devoted mother to her children and a hard worker. She also loved her siblings and family and was there to support them for as long as she could. She was a believer with strong faith, who was confident that everything would be better someday. God knew her heart, even until the end-and this is truly what matters in the hereafter.
She is survived by 2 Daughters, April Madison and Marquita Swanigan both of Guin, AL, Mother, Mrs. Addie Lee Swanigan, of Guin, AL, A Special Father, Hayward Lipsey of Guin, AL, 4 Brothers, Curtis Gene Swanigan, Maurice (Liz) Swanigan, Lomax Swanigan, Jr. and twin brother, Lawrence Alan Swanigan all of Guin, AL, 3 Sisters, Patricia Swanigan, and Barbara Swanigan both of Guin, AL, and Linda Wallace of Hamilton, AL.
Services held Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 1:00 PM from the Norwood Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery. Rev. Mary Marshall and Rev. William Petty officiating.
Visitation Tuesday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.
Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, AL directing.
Dolly Burnett Gilmer
Dolly Burnett Gilmer age 91 of Sulligent, AL. died Sunday March 23, 2008 at the Golden Living Health Care Center in Winfield, AL.
Born in the Fairview Community in Lamar County to the late Charlie and Zeo Black Burnett and a loving wife of the late Stanton Hankins Gilmer, they were married for 58 years. She was a devoted wife and mother, she loved cooking and caring for her family, and her children remember her happily singing hymns as she worked in her home and kept it in maculate condition. She taught her children and family by her example to do unto others as you would want them to do unto you. She was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church, and was also a member of the Eastern Star.
Survived by One Daughter: Claire Joan Marsh and her husband Jim of Bradenton, FL, One Son Charles Thomas Gilmer and his wife Marcelle of Sulligent, AL, Four Grandchildren: Thomas Gilmer Rollins and John Stanton Rollins and his wife Tamara Ann, Charles T. Gilmer Jr. and Cassandra K. Moore, Three Great Grandchildren: John Travis Rollins, Chelsea Summer Rollins, and Savannah Clair Rollins and One Great-Great Grandchild: Maile Summer Rollins, A Brother: Bill Burnett of Sulligent, AL, a Sister in Law: Drexel Welch of Katy, TX and several Nieces and Nephews.
Preceded in death by her Parents and Husband and Four Sisters: Exie Trimm, Bessie Shaw, Ruth Fowler and Tollie Atkinson, Five Brothers: Robert Burnett, Elmer Burnett, Frank Burnett, Walter Burnett, and Homer Burnett.
Services held Thursday March 27, 2008 at 2:00 P.M from the Shiloh Baptist Church with burial in the Shiloh Cemetery. Rev. Charles Jim Marsh and Rev. Steven Stamps officiating.
Visitation: Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers: John Stanton Rollins, Thomas Gilmer Rollins, Charles T. Gilmer Jr., Calvin Burnett, Bruce Burnett, Freddie Burnett, and Anthony Burnett.
Honorary Pallbearers: Jimmy D. Burnett, Raymond Burnett, Wallace Burnett and Maxie Burnett.
Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Sulligent, Alabama directing.
Mary Simmons age 86 of Guin, AL died Thursday, March 13, 2008 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield, AL.
Born in Sulligent, AL she is the Daughter of the late Woods Henry and Earlie Virginia Miller Franks and the Wife of James C. Simmons for 66 years. She had lived in Guin most of her life and had worked at Health-Tex and Champs Sewing Plant. She loved quilting and working in her flowers. She was a member of the Guin First Baptist Church.
She is survived by her Husband, James C. Simmons of Guin, AL, 3 Daughters, Juanice (Hardy) Robinson of Guin, AL, Peggy (Ted) Markham and Nellie Webster all of Winfield, AL. 2 Sisters, Christine Richardson of Bridgeston, NJ, and Willie Mae Robertson of Guin, AL, 4 Brothers, Fred Franks of Guin, AL, John Billy Franks of Winfield, AL, Jack Franks of Trussville, AL and Gordon Franks of Hackleburg, AL, 7 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.
Services held Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 2:00 PM from the Guin First Baptist Church with burial in the Guin City Cemetery. Bro. Randy Wright, Bro. Danny Knight and Bro. Scott Stokes officiating.
Pallbearers were, Tim Smith, Stacy Markham, Randy Markham, Dan Rao, robin Walker, Allen Webster, Randy Silas and Casey Fox, Honorary Pallbearers were, Cody Fox, Ty Markham, Noah Markham, Dakota Markham, Reid Markham, Aaron Rao, Cameron Walker and Caleb Smith.
Visitation Saturday 6 - 8 pm at the funeral home.
Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc. of Guin, AL directing.
Hoyt Scott age 88 of Detroit, AL died Thursday, March 13, 2008 at his residence.
He was born in Lamar County to the late Oley Chester and Maudie Eugenia Stark Scott. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the Army, and was a member of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. Hoyt was co-owner and operator along with his Brothers of the Scott Brothers Grain Company in Detroit, AL, the business was established in 1946.
Survived by his Wife: Virginia Maxwell Scott of Detroit, AL, One Daughter: Beth McCarley (Larry) Jeffreys of Detroit, AL, Two Grandchildren: Gregory Scott (Beth) Jeffreys of Detroit, AL, and Jonathan Paul (Christy) Jeffreys of Detroit, AL Six Great Grandchildren: Katelyn Jeffreys, Isaac Jefferys, Hannah Jeffreys, Trey Jeffreys, Carley Ann Jeffreys, and Anna Beth Jeffreys, and a Host of Nieces and Nephews.
Preceded in death by his Parents and Three Brothers: Pois Scott, Hobert Scott and Herman Scott.
Services held Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. from the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church with burial in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Jeff Scott, Bro. Tim Markham and Bro. Dalton Eason officiating.
Visitation Friday from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were: Greg Jeffreys, Paul Jeffreys, Larry Scott, Herbert Scott, Junior Whitaker, Hershel Yerby, Jackie Scott and David Whitaker.
Norwood Funeral Homes, Inc of Sulligent Alabama directing.