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Obituaries
April Louise Maria Lavender Bell
DOD: April 13, 2015
Benjamin Powell Curry III
DOD: April 11, 2015
Hubert Ray “Cooter” Duncan
DOD: April 12, 2015
Arlene Gardner
DOD: April 8, 2015
Sharon Dian Hood
DOD: April 12, 2015
Irma Johnson Latham
DOD: April 12, 2015
April Louise Maria Lavender Bell
Funeral services for April Louise Maria Lavender Bell of Northport were held at 11 a.m. April a18 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. Ezell Simon officiating. She died April 13, 2015 at Northport Medical Center at the age of 42. Burial was in the church cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Benjamin Powell Curry III
Memorial services for Benjamin Powell Curry III of Birmingham were held at 10:30 a.m. April 15 at Carrollton United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim McCool officiating. He died April 11, 2015 at his parents’ residence at the age of 38. A private burial was held at Carrollton City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Hubert Ray “Cooter” Duncan
Funeral services for Hubert Ray "Cooter" Duncan of Carrollton were held at 11 a.m. April 18 at Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Winders officiating. He died April 12, 2015 at Sansing Country Home at the age of 89. Burial was in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Arlene Gardner
Funeral services for Arlene Gardner of Norwalk, CT were held at 1 p.m. April 18 at Spirit and Truth Pentecostal Church with Apostle Jeffery Ball Sr. officiating. She died April 8, 2015 at Columbia University Medical Center at the age of 44. Burial was in New Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Sharon Dian Hood
Funeral services for Sharon Dian Hood of Ethelsville were held at 12 noon April 18 at the Pickens County High School Auditorium with Rev. J. P. Dixon officiating. She died April 12, 2015 at UAB Medical Center at the age of 58. Burial was in Rocky Ridge Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Irma Johnson Latham
Funeral services for Irma Johnson Latham of Ethelsville, Ala. were held at 11 a.m. April 15 at Gunter & Peel Chapel with Bro. Redus Hall officiating.
Mrs. Latham was born Nov. 14, 1926 in Lamar County, Ala. to the late Andrew and Florence Stanford Johnson. She worked for South Central Bell for 33 years and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. Mrs. Latham was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Ethelsville, Ladies VFW, Alabama Foresters Association, Alabama Cattle Association, and Pickens County Farmers Federation. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Latham, five brothers and two sisters. She died April 12, 2015 at Community Hospice Darlington Oaks of Verona, Miss. at the age of 88.
Survivors include her sons, John Wright and his wife Denise, Cedar Bluff, Miss., Rick Wright, Tuscaloosa; sister Lizzie Taylor, Columbus, Miss., grandchildren, Warren Wright, Corey Wright, Teri Higginbotham and her husband John David, and Andy Wright and his wife Rebecca; eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Warren Wright, Corey Wright, John David Higginbotham, Mark Fulgham, Andy Wright and Jimmy Williams.
Burial was in Shiloh Cemetery near Gordo with Gunter & Peel directing.
Memorials may be made to First Free Will Baptist Church, 2162 Eagle Road, Ethelsville, AL, 35461.
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