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Joe Douglas Southern
Joe “Papa Joe” Douglas Southern, 72, of Tuscaloosa, died Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.  His funeral service was held Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Heritage Chapel Funeral Home in Tuscaloosa.  Larry Corder, Colby Mouchette and Keith Pugh officiated the service.  Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park.  Pallbearers were Dave Kitchens, John Matthews, Bart Tingle, Joey Hocutt, Ethan Blankenship and Jerry Johnston.  Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Steve Lovelady, members of the ACTS 29 Sunday School Class, volunteers of DCH Regional Medical Center, members of Alberta Baptist Church and nursing staff of MICU DCH Regional Medical Center.
Joe was born in Gadsden on Sept. 5, 1942.  He grew up in Haleyville.  He graduated from Haleyville High School and attended Shelton State and the University of Alabama.  He served in the United States Air Force from 1961-1965.  He married the love of his life, Linda, on April 6, 1965.  They moved to Tuscaloosa shortly after.  He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and retired as postmaster of McCalla in October, 2004.  He served as a deacon of Alberta Baptist Church, sang in the choir, served on various committees and worked tirelessly assisting in tornado cleanup efforts after the April 27, 2011, disaster.  Joe loved sports and watching Alabama football with his family and friends.  He enjoyed umpiring softball for many years in the adult softball leagues in the surrounding area.  After retirement, Joe and Linda enjoyed traveling, spending as much time as they could with the grandchildren and family vacations.  Joe loved working in his yard and garden and was honored to receive “Yard of the Month” recognition several times.  Joe and Linda both served as volunteers at DCH Regional Medical Center.  He loved his family, church, friends and his Bible Study Life Group.  He will be greatly missed and will forever remain in our hearts.
He was preceded in death by his father, Fred Southern; mother, Edna Southern and daughter, Stephanie Jane Southern.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Southern; daughter, Joanna (Paul) Guilbault, Mandeville, Louisiana; son, Doug (Candy) Southern, Northport; sisters, Sonja (Wayne) Berry, Haleyville and Sheila (Don) Clark, Northport; brother, Kermitt (Patsy) Southern, Hoover; sisters-in-law, Gloria (Jim) Teeple, Freeport, Florida and Jane (Don) Harris, Orangeburg, South Carolina; grandchildren, Zachary Southern and Brody Southern, both of Tuscaloosa and Matthew Guilbault, Evan Guilbault and Reid Guilbault, all of Mandeville and two bonus grandsons, Jake Spiller and Zac Spiller, both of Northport.
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Coolidge Hatton
Coolige Hatton, 89, of Russellville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.  His funeral service was held Friday, Oct. 14, 2014.  Pinkard Funeral Home - Russellville

Frank Dodd Jr.
Frank Dodd Jr., 66, of Haleyville, entered into rest on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at ECM Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  His funeral service is being held today, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville.  Bro. Richie Emerson, Dr. Lance Hogan and Bro. Orbie Pierce will officiate the service.  Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Frank was born on May 7, 1948.  He served in the United States Army for three years, during Vietnam.  He received a  National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal W/60 DVC, two Overseas Bars, Sharp-shooter Award, Bronze Star Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and Scout Dog Training Award.  He was a member of Corinth Heights Baptist Church and a former member of the Lions Club.  He was a graduate of Brilliant High School.  Frank was an employee of Nichols Funeral Home for 43 years and was a Winston County deputy coroner for 20 years.  He loved fishing, hunting and Alabama football.  “Roll Tide.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Otho Dodd and Ella Dodd; brothers, Quinton “Q-Ball” Dodd, Rickey Dodd, Hoyt Dodd, Jack Dodd, Loycee Dodd, Steve Dodd and an infant sister.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Wynonia Dodd; daughters, Myra (Adrain) Pinkard, Karen (Jason) Keen and LeighAnn Dodd and brothers, Charles (Lois) Dodd, Roger (Mary) Dodd, Gary (Diane) Dodd and Jerome (Judy) Dodd.  He was “PawPaw” to four grandchildren, Hali Keen, Isacc Keen, Israel Keen and Chandler Benford.  He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Hugh (Daisy) McCurley, Nor-man (Carolyn) Emerson and Leslie (Bea) Cantrell and a host of nieces, nephews and co-workers.
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