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Eugene Sewell
Eugene Sew-ell, 88, of Houston, entered into rest on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Haleyville.  His funeral service was held Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at New Home Missionary Baptist Church in the Moreland community.  Burial followed in Moreland Cemetery, with Nichols Funeral Home directing.
Eugene was born on Oct. 20, 1926, in Winston County.  He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II.  He then worked in the mobile home industry and at Country Expressions.  Eugene was a member of New Home Missionary Bap-tist Church, where he served as a deacon and was a Sunday school teacher.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruby Riddle Sewell; parents, Terrell and Ludy Sewell; brothers, Eudene and Lecil Sewell and sisters, Jessie Scogin, Bessie Burks, Della Helton and Dollie Womack.
Eugene is survived by his daughter, Janice Carol (Ray) Welborn.  He was “Pop” to four grandchildren, Gregory Ray (Michelle) Wel-born, Stephanie Carol (Tim) Wallace, Jonathan Bradley (Melissa) Wel-born and Bethany Lanette (John) Moore and nine great-grandchildren, Jessie Megan Wallace, Tucker Will Wallace, Elizabeth Savannah Welborn, Eric Trenton Welborn, Haley Elisabeth Welborn, Madison Aliyah Wel-born, Brayden Nathaniel Welborn, Natalie Beth Moore and Avery Kate Moore.  He is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews.
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George C. “Buddy” Duncan
George C. “Buddy” Duncan, born October 25, 1932, in Phil Campbell to George and Lillie Woodard Duncan.  A proud Korean War veteran, he served as a gunner in the U.S. Air Force, 13th Bomb Squadron.  
He was a devoted husband to Nancy for 58 years and a very proud father, grand and great-grandfather.  He was firm but fair, teaching his family that “can’t” and “quit” were not options.  He worked as a plasterer then as a supervisor at Sundstrand until retirement.  
Believing that life was best lived outside, he loved gardening, growing, grilling and mowing.  He and Nancy spent hours sitting outside waving to and chatting with neighbors.  Buddy loved cooking breakfast - biscuits, dried beef gravy and his famous flitters, a grandchild favorite.  
He was an expert at telling cheesy jokes, loved playing cribbage, collecting coins, watching football and politics, listening to gospel music and keeping his mind fresh with Sudoku and crossword puzzles.  A firm believer in questioning authority (except his,) he wouldn’t accept a doctor’s opinion without doing research on pills, medicine and spices that might help.    He was a fascinating man, a force to be reckoned with and is already severely missed.
He was called home on January 18, 2015, following Nancy by only 51 days. Left to grieve him are Diana (Tom) Gilbertson, Danita (Mike) Gruber, Brian (Carolle) Duncan, Mark (Julie) Hepworth, Jessi-ca (Doug BeCraft) Gilbertson, Nick Gil-bertson, Marissa (Kon-rad) Korth, Kyler Korth and the Wilson, Farris, French, Woodard and Loden families.  Until we meet again...
There will be no services per the family.  Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services of Rockford, Illinois assisted the family.
Doyle Sparkman Braswell
Doyle Sparkman Braswell, 86, of the Corinth community, passed away Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015.  His funeral service was held Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015.
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