Obituaries 12-14

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Charles Victor “Bubba” McCain

Sweet Water

Charles Victor “Bubba” McCain, 60, of Sweet Water, passed Saturday evening, Dec. 11, 2004 at Anderson Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 at 1 p.m. at Bumpers Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Allen officiating. Burial followed in Healing Springs Cemetery in Millry. Mr. McCain was preceded in death by his son, Charles V. McCain Jr. He is survived by his wife Sybil McCain of Sweet Water: one son, Ricky (Julie) McCain of Butler: three daughters, Vicky (Tim) Thorne of Demopolis, Nikki (Scott) Smith of Cuba and Kristin (Alex) Skinner of Butler: one step-daughter, Connie (Don) Freeman of Linden: two brothers, John Val McCain of Millry and Jimmy McCain of Waynesboro, Miss.: three sisters, Janice Baughman of Silas, Jean O’Neal of Chatom and Diane Allday of Wagerville: and eight grandchildren. Mr. McCain was born Feb. 2, 1944 in Alabama. He was employed in the maintenance department at Georgia Pacific. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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Michael Linley Hedrick


Funeral services for Mr. Michael Linley Hedrick, 40, of Eufaula, were held on Monday, Dec. 13, 2004 at 11 a.m. at the Parkview Baptist Church. The Rev. Bob South officiated and burial followed in the Georgetown Cemetery with Chapman Funeral Home of Eufaula directing. Mr. Hedrick died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 after a long battle with cancer. He was born May 27, 1964 in Demopolis and was a member of Parkview Baptist Church. Mike was employed with Mead Coated Board for 15 years where he was tour foreman on the board machine. He was also an Eagle Scout.

Survivors include his wife Nita Hedrick of Eufaula; one daughter, Lauren Hedrick of Excel; two sons, Ryan and Trey Hedrick, both of Excel; one step-son, Shawn Graddy of Eufaula; one sister, Lynn Ulrich of Wetumpka; two brothers, Erick Romen of Demopolis and Chad Hedrick of Newbern; his mother, Carolyn (Billy) Dial of Livingston

and Thomas (Gail) Hedrick of Demopolis; grandmother, Thelma Phillips of Demopolis; mother-in-law, Judy Graddy of Georgetown, Ga.; and a host of other relatives. Active pallbearers were John Wayne Robinson, Thad Richards, Rick Cowart, Ronnie Arrington, Jody Adkins, and Randy Davis. Honorary pallbearers were Rodger Blanton, Roger Ford, Carie Ford, and James Stinson. The family requests that flowers and donations be made to the American Cancer Society or to Parkview Baptist Church.

Myrtle B. Cannon


Myrtle B. Cannon, 90, a native of Marengo County and a resident of Demopolis passed away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 at her home. Mrs. Cannon was charter member of the Fairhaven Baptist in Demopolis, and was a former stock person for Bailey Newell Tobacco. She is survived by five sons, Charles Earl (Wynette) Cannon of Prattville, Bobby James Cannon of Demopolis, Fred Davis (Susan) Cannon of Dothan, Donald (Janet) Cannon of Johnston City, Ill., and Ronald (Felicia) Cannon of Chaplin, S.C.; four daughters, Mildred Marie Nichols of Birmingham, Nell Quinney (Arthur) Noland of Sweet Water, Mary Ethel Ratliff of Selma, and Cheryl Ann (Ken) Malone of Haines City, Fla.; one sister, Addie Bell Miller of Oneonta; 27 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004 at Fairhaven Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. with the Revs. Don Smith and Allen Atkins officiating. Interment followed in the Linden Memorial Park in Linden. Active pallbearers were Joe Quinney, Jr., Mike Nichols, Jeff Cannon, Neal Cannon, Clint Cannon, Justin Malone, Jared Cannon, and Marcus Cannon. Alternate pallbearers were Danny Ratliff, Kenny Ratliff, and Jason Malone. O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Linden directed.

Richard (Richie) Thomas Smith

Kenner, La.

Richard (Richie) Thomas Smith, a framing contractor, died Nov. 19 of natural causes. He was 28. Mr. Smith was born in Baltimore, Md. and had lived in Kenner, La. from 1978 through 1983. After moving away he moved back to Louisiana in 2000. He graduated from James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, Md.

He resided in Norco, La. and had many friends and acquaintances there who knew him as “Richie Rich.” He was an All-Star baseball player in high school and an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He leaves behind his companion, Holly Duhe; her daughters, Mazie and Paige; and his seven-month-old son, Chance Lawson Smith. Survivors include his parents, Richard and Debbie Smith of Covington, La.; a sister, Stephanie Carey; two nephews, Riley and Koty; and a niece Emma of Berlin, Md.; his grandmother, Janet Horak of Greenbackville, Va.; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Richie was the great-grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Simon E. (Errol) Foscue of Coatopa, and the grandson of Mr. (Lawson G.) and Mrs. (Martha Gallatin) Smith of Huntsville. A memorial service was held at the Chapel at the Kidd-Robbins Funeral Home in Demopolis.

Edith Catherine Young

Edith Catherine Young, 86, passed on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004. She was a member of Rock Mountain Lake Church of God. Funeral services were held at Brown Service Bessemer Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. with burial at Demopolis Memorial Gardens, with the Rev. Rex Taylor officiating. Survivors include sisters, Effie Swatford of Abernant, Elaine Hosmer of McCalla and Sarah (Jim) Kennedy of McCalla; brothers, Ernest (Bernice) Young of Birmingham, Ellis A. (Faye) Young of Abernant, William (Marjorie) Young of McCalla; nephews, James Buck, Herman (Gloria) Buck, and Gordon Buck all of Demopolis; and nieces, Jean Mason, Delene (Scotty) Anderson of Demopolis; and a host of other nieces and nephews.

Ralph Nichols


Ralph Nichols, 89, of Marion, passed on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004 in Prattville. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004 at 1 p.m. in Mt. Nebo Cemetery with the Rev. Fred Fuller officiating. Pallbearers will be Gregory Nichols, Mark Nichols, Jeffrey Nichols, Bruce Nichols, Jr., Ellis Thomas Bertram Smith, Clyde Turk, and John Tutt.

Survivors include daughter, Ralphine Nichols (Mason) Oakes of Clinton, Tenn.; son, Glenn (Rita) Nichols of Prattville; brother, Bruce Nichols of Marion; grandchildren, Monica Oakes and Melissa Oakes both of Nashville, Tenn., Gregory Nichols of Prattville, Mark Nichols of Daleville, and Jeffrey Nichols of Selma; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Matthew Nichols of Prattville, and Kaleb Nichols of Selma. Ralph Nichols was born on April 7, 1915 in Perry County. His parents were John Ruben Wesley Nichols and Leila Pitts Nichols. Mr. Nichols owned and operated Nichols Plumbing for a number of years in Marion. He was a veteran of WWII, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a member of Marion Lions Club. Mr. Nichols was married to Grace Holifield Nichols for 63 years, who preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 2004. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Mt. Nebo Cemetery Fund, 201 Troupe Street, Marion, AL 36756.

Tempsey N. Hamilton

Mr. Tempsey N. Hamilton, 92, of Eutaw, passed on Dec. 8, 2004 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004 at 1 p.m. at the St. Matthew Watson Baptist Church in Boligee.

The Rev. James McDonald will officiate. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The remains will repose at the church on Wednesday beginning at noon.

Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis are entrusted with arrangements.

Infant Gregory D. Crenshaw, Jr.


Infant Gregory D. Crenshaw, Jr., of Boligee passed on Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004 at D.C.H. Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. at the Freehope Cemetery in Boligee.

The Rev. W. Gulley is the pastor.

The Rev. James Carter will officiate. Larkin&Scott Funeral Directors of Demopolis are entrusted with arrangements.