Robert Jacob Miller
HARTSELLE -- Funeral for Robert Jacob Miller, 16, of Lacey's Spring will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Valhermoso Holiness Church with Tom Larkin officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with Peck Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. The body will be at the church one hour before the service.
Mr. Miller died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born June 19, 1984, in Illinois to John Miller and Fran Sewall Miller. He was a junior and honor student at Brewer High School, where he was in JROTC. He was grand national champion in tae kwon do.
Survivors include his parents of Lacey's Spring; and five brothers, John A. Miller of Pilot Point, Texas, Jason D. Miller of Arizona, James A. Miller of Gardendale, Jared Miller of Lacey's Spring and Steven F. Miller of Montevallo.
Members of Brewer's JROTC detachment will be pallbearers.
Mamie F. Wilcutt
Funeral for Mamie F. Wilcutt, 82, of Decatur will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home with Richard Chandler and Bob McNabb officiating.
Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wilcutt died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born Sept. 3, 1918, in Cullman County to Thomas Jacobs and Allie Young Jacobs. She was a homemaker and a member of Point Mallard Parkway Church of Christ. She was the widow of Willie H. Wilcutt.
Survivors include two sons, Curtis Wilcutt of Havelock, N.C., and Charles Wilcutt of Montgomery; two daughters, Marie Colley and Fay Reeves, both of Decatur; three brothers, Buck Jacobs of Seattle, Milton Jacobs of Portland, Ore., and George Jacobs of Cullman; four sisters, Lorell Powell, Vernell Baker and Ozell Gable, all of Cullman, and Labell Taylor of Memphis; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Roger Holo- way, Gerald Bishop, Bob Flautt, Johnny Linnan, William Owens, Charlie Wilcutt and Ashley Gochneaur.
Rev. Lee Roy Champion
74, minister, machine shop owner
Funeral for the Rev. Lee Roy Champion, 74, of Decatur will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Blue Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Cliff Mitchell and the Rev. Keith Bowen officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at Shelton Funeral Home.
Mr. Champion died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at his home. He was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Gurley to Robert Lee Champion and Essie Burks Champion. He was the retired owner of Champion Fabrication and Machine Inc. and a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army. He served as pastor of Mooresville Baptist Church for two years and was a member and pastor at Blue Springs Baptist Church for 15 years. He was interim pastor for one year at Cave Springs Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Riverside High School and a member of the all-star football team in the Philippines during World War II.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Hilda Long Champion; one son, Michael Champion of Decatur; three daughters, Gayle Champion Jacobs of Moulton, Connie Champion Perry of Somerville and Lori Champion Weeks of Decatur; three brothers, Wayne Champion of Memphis, Fred Champion of Decatur and Kenneth Champion of Eva; one sister, Mildred Champion Trussell of Decatur; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Lynn, Howard Jenkins, Ben Griffin, R.C. Ryan, Ronald Yancey, Elton Reeves and Verlie Benefield.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Blue Springs Baptist Church youth class.
Van Gilbert Gordon
55, former Limestone County sheriff's employee
ATHENS -- Military graveside service for Van Gilbert Gordon, 55, of Athens was to be today at 2 p.m. at Gordon Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Evans officiating and Limestone Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Mr. Gordon died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Athens-Limestone Hospital. He was born May 23, 1945, in Limestone County to Clarence and Effie Gordon. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and a longtime employee of Limestone County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He was the brother of the late Clarence Gordon Jr., Charles Gordon, Lynn Gordon and Anna Gordon Black.
Survivors include his wife, Trannie Johnson Gordon; two daughters, Sare Noble of Toney and Karmen Eaves of Athens; three sisters, Ophelia Gordon Hamilton of Dallas, Elizabeth Gordon Meadows of Athens and LaWanda Gordon Guthrie of Elkmont; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were to be Nolan Haney, Dave Garrett, Raymond McLemore, Phillip Guthrie, Tony Chittam and Tony Grigsby.
Katherine Rose Hoppers
83, retired teacher
Graveside service for Katherine Rose Hoppers, 83, of Decatur will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Roselawn Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Dr. Randon Jackson, the Rev. Robert McGehee and the Rev. Rachel E. Winter officiating.
The family will receive friends Thursday night from 6 to 8 at the church.
Ms. Hoppers died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1917, in Decatur to William Hoppers and Rillie Schrader Hoppers. She graduated from The University of Alabama and taught school in Decatur for 35 years. She was a charter elder at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include one brother, Bill Hoppers of Birmingham.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Session of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church.
Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church or to the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega.
Roger Lee James Sr.
48, building maintenance
Funeral for Roger Lee James Sr., 48, of Decatur will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Shelton Funeral Home with the Rev. Earl Holt and the Rev. Doug Moody officiating.
Burial will be in Mount Tabor Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 at the funeral home.
Mr. James died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001, at Parkway Medical Center. He was born July 7, 1952, in Morgan County to Frank James and Ruby Lorene Roberts James. He was a Southern Baptist and a maintenance employee for the city of Decatur. He was also a carpenter and contractor.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra Hutcheson James; one son, Roger Lee James Jr. of Decatur; one daughter, Amanda Lyn James of Decatur; his mother and stepfather, Lorene and Mack Simmons, both of Hartselle; three brothers, Marlin James of Eva, Ernie James of Decatur and Buddy Simmons of Hartselle; and three sisters, Frances McCutcheon, Ann Simmons and Jean Strickling, all of Hartselle.
Pallbearers will be Billy Reeves, Richard King, Ronnie Moore, Bill Hargrove and Norbert Holzer.
Walter Morris Jr.
67, ConAgra retiree
ATHENS -- Funeral for Walter Morris Jr., 67, of Athens was to be today at 2 p.m. at Spry Funeral Home with Donald Terry and Marshal Norman officiating. Burial was to be in Copeland Cemetery.
Mr. Morris died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at his home. He was born March 20, 1933, in Limestone County. He was retired from ConAgra in Athens and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Truth Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Morris; three sons, Larry Morris, Terry Morris and Tim Morris, all of Athens; three daughters, Wanda Clemons of Athens, Margaret Call of Florence and Kay West of Somerville; one brother, J.E. Watkins of Athens; three sisters, Virginia Hill of Pulaski, Tenn., Gracie Hogan and Clara Scheer, both of Lexington, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Stewart, Ben Rucker, Alex Rucker, Chad Morris, Cory Morris and Nick Morris.
Marcelle Beaty Phillips
Marcelle Beaty Phillips, 73, of Leesburg, Fla., died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Lady Lake Special Care in Lady Lake, Fla.
She was born April 1, 1927, to Ernest and Laura Beaty. A homemaker, she was the sister of Chester Beaty.
Survivors include her husband, Lloyd Phillips; two sons, Mike Phillips of La Belle, Fla., and Jimmy Phillips of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; one daughter, Karen Mawhinney of Reddick, Fla.; one brother, Wayne Beaty of Decatur; four sisters, Melevine Jones of Alabaster, Lorene Long of Trinity, Vernell Bolling of Decatur and Iva Baum of Eustis, Fla.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Anna C. Randolph
Funeral for Anna C. Randolph, 83, of Somerville will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Ridout's Brown-Service Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Decatur City Cemetery. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Randolph died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at SunBridge Care and Rehabilitation for Decatur.
She was born Aug. 2, 1917, in Limestone County to Thomas Furlina and Ethel Furlina. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Robert Randolph of Moulton and John Randolph of Somerville; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be James Randolph, Daniel Randolph, Bruce Crawford, Everett Hill and J.J. Heath.
Barbara Jean 'Bob' Wilson
TRINITY -- Funeral for Barbara Jean "Bob" Wilson, 67, of Moulton will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Union Hill Church with the Rev. Clyde Goodlett and the Rev. Amos Hood officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery with Parkway Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Wilson died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at her home. She was born April 5, 1933, in Lawrence County to Charlie and Georgia Warren. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Louis Wilson; two brothers, Benford Warren of Haleyville and Robert Warren of Moulton; and one sister, Myrtle Nix of Moulton.
Pallbearers will be Michael Blankenship, Jerod Borden, Scott Nix, Brian Warren, Randell Nix and Adam Nix.
Jim 'Na' Emerson
Funeral for Jim "Na" Emerson, 87, of Somerville will be Saturday at noon at Mount Mariah United Methodist Church at Valhermoso Springs with the Rev. Kelvin Jones Sr. officiating.
Burial will be in Draper Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday night from 6 to 7 at Reynolds Funeral Home. The body will be at the church one hour before the service.
Mr. Emerson died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Decatur General Hospital. He was born April 16, 1913, in Somerville to Luke Emerson and Roxie Draper Emerson. He was a member of Curry's Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church at Valhermoso Springs. He was a farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Emerson; one son, Arthur Allen Emerson of Hartselle; one daughter, Elsie Chatman of Somerville; three sisters, Arlene Orr, Roxie Mae Gurley and Sally Mae Sharpley, all of Somerville; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Beatrice Corum Hodson
80, lab technician
TRINITY -- Funeral for Beatrice Corum Hodson, 80, of Decatur will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Parkway Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Corum officiating.
Burial will be in Moulton Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Hodson died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2001, at Decatur General hospital. She was born Jan. 27, 1921, in Lawrence County, to Ben Corum and Bessie Darnell Corum. Mrs. Hodson retired as a lab technician from Sterlin Laboratories in Auburn. She was the sister of William Corum.
Survivors include three sons, Earl Hodson of Tuskegee, Jerry Hodson of Columbus, Miss., and Forrest Hodson of Auburn; one daughter, Theresa Damerel of Minnesota; one brother, Douglas Corum of Moulton; one sister, Sara Geiger of Decatur; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.