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Obituaries published 12.12.18

MC McVay

CUBA – MC “June Bug” McVay*, age 70, born to the union of the late Lougene Ward and Maggie McVay, transitioned and entered into eternal rest December 7, 2018 at Hill Hospital of Sumter County.

Service of Remembrance is Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 12:00 noon from Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 1000 Old Highway 11, Cuba. Rev. Tommy Terrell, Jr. will deliver the eulogy and offer words of comfort and consolation; Rev. James Granger is church pastor.

Bro. McVay is to lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time. Interment follows in the adjacent Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends is scheduled Friday evening (Dec. 14th) from 3-6:00 p.m. in the Weatherly Chapel.

Weatherly Funeral Home, York, Alabama is entrusted with arrangements.



Haskell D. Singley

BUTLER – Funeral services for Haskell D. Singley, 86, will be Saturday, December 15, 2018, at 11:00 A.M. at the Chapel of Bumpers Funeral Home with Rev. Ben James and Rev. Charles Pearce officiating. Special remarks will be given by Mr. Haskell’s granddaughter, Marie Kersey. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

Mr. Singley passed away Saturday, December 8th at his residence. He was born April 10, 1932, in Bladon Springs, Alabama to Thomas Benjamin Singley and Callie Elizabeth Nordan Singley.

He was a U.S. Army Korean Veteran and retired from Georgia Pacific after 34 ½ years of service as an electrician.

Survivors include his wife Virginia Singley of Butler, AL; daughters Cindy Hutchinson of Birmingham, AL; Robin Kiefer (Kurt) of Demopolis, AL; son Danny Singley (Libby) of Butler, AL; sister Georgia Lucas of Chicago, IL; 7 grandchildren Nathan Hutchinson (Jennifer), Marie Kersey (Steven), Kristofer Kiefer (Rachel), Ashely Brantley (Tre), Cody Kiefer (Jess), Jenna Norwood (Anthony), and Colby Singley; 14 great grandchildren Hutch, Emma, Hayes, Caroline, Harper, Holden, Ryan, Ethan, Evie, Wyatt, Kristen, Eli, Buddy Lane, and Thomas.

Pallbearers: Kristofer Kiefer, Nathan Hutchinson, Colby Singley, Michael Gibson, Anthony Norwood, and Steven Kersey

Honorary Pallbearers: E & I Past and Present Employees at Georgia Pacific, Cody Kiefer, and Jonathan Nix.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Comfort Care Hospice, Legacy Hospice, Joanne Duff, Brenda Mosley, and Viola Jackson for their compassionate care and dedication.

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Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home of Butler.


Percy L. Hampton

BUTLER – Graveside service for Percy Lee (Red) Hampton, 84, was held Thursday, December 6, 2018 from the St. John C.M.E. Church Cemetery.

Percy, affectionately known as “Red”, was born October 5, 1934, the fourth of nine children born to Andrew and Hattie Smith Hampton. He passed away on November 29, 2018.

On June 17, 1954, at the age of 19, Percy married Josephine Compton. To this union four children were born: Larry (who preceded him in death), Michelle, Joan and Percy.

Percy retired from James River Mill (now Georgia Pacific Corporation) after 37 years of employment, his true passion was planting and growing watermelons, peas, peanuts, corn, and everything else. He also raised pigs that were sold to the stock market. He was also a member of Thompkinville A.M.E. Zion Church where he faithfully attended Sunday School and Worship service until his health slowed him down.

Percy is survived by his wife, Josephine Compton; three children, Michelle, Joan, and Percy (Lisa) Hampton; six grandchildren, Michael, Michelin, Rhonda, Destiny, Andrew, and Kynnide; five great grandchildren; six sisters; one brother; one special nephew, Roy Barney; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The Celebration of Life service was rendered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.


Bertha M. Stokley

SILAS – Mrs. Bertha Mae Stokley, 92, passed from this life Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Washington County Nursing Home in Chatom, AL. She was born in Choctaw County, AL on Friday, February 26, 1926 to William L. Worsham and Thelma Ermalie Beard Worsham.She was a member of Silas First Baptist Church. She was retired as a machine operator for Choctaw Manufacturing Company.Mrs. Stokley is preceded in death by her husband, Clint Stokley; father, William L. Worsham; mother, Thelma Ermalie Worsham; sister, Willie Lee Worsham Davis. She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives.Serving as pallbearers are: John Singley, Clay Faile, Chris Faile, Joseph L. “Bud” Worsham, Bobby R. Stokley, and Leon Stokley; honorary pallbearers are the Washington County Nursing Home employee’s. Visitation for Mrs. Stokley will be held from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Friday, December 7, 2018 at Silas First Baptist Church in Silas, AL.Funeral Services were Friday, December 7, 2018 at Silas First Baptist Church in Silas, AL with Rev. Randy Byrd and Rev. Michael Elliott officiating. Interment followed in Edgar Cemetery in Silas, AL.

Freeman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Carrie E. Smith

THOMASVILLE – Carrie Evelyn Land Smith age 83 of died December 1, 2018 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital. She was born April 14, 1935 in Butler, AL to John Wimberly and Maude Land. She is a member of Hoboken Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Walter E. “Ray” Smith; three sons, Billy Jack Smith (Janet), Dean Bozeman (Karen), and Jimmy Smith (Sharon); five daughters, Ann Clanton (David), Betty Tyson (Dwight), Ramona Bozeman, Jackie Tucker (Bill), and Eileen Ward (Rudy); a special niece, Brenda Elaine Hobart; thirteen grandchildren and twenty four great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at Hoboken Baptist Church on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 11:00 am with Rev. Larry Cox officiating. Burial followed at Hoboken Baptist Church Cemetery in Sweet Water, AL.

Active Pallbearers were: Larry Jordan, Randy Vick, Will Norris, Danny Vick, Bruce Etheredge, and David Marcet.

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Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.

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