Obituaries for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Mr. James Porter &8220;Butch&8221; Trammell II

Semmes &8212; Mr. James Porter &8220;Butch&8221; Trammell II, 59, a native of Selma, died Sunday, January 6, 2008, at his home after a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

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Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fletcher Porter Trammell, and brother Phillip Anthony &8220;Flip&8221; Trammell.

He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Barbara Gayle Trammell of Semmes; sons, Fletcher Porter &8220;Bubba&8221; Trammell II (Drema) of Selma, and James Porter &8220;Bear&8221; Trammell III. of Semmes; mother Virginia Hutto Trammell of Selma; three brothers John David (Betty) Trammell of Selma, Jesse Andrew (Kay) Trammell of Montgomery,

and Kelly Aaron Trammell of Miami; two sisters Virginia Luann Alcantara of Jacksonville, Fla. and Tammy Rebekka Trammell of Selma; three grandchildren Mary Paige Trammell, Jonathan Tyler Trammell and Baylee Colleen Trammell all of Selma; and other relatives, nieces, nephews and friends.

Mr. Trammell graduated from Parrish High School in Selma in 1966. He was a veteran of

the Vietnam War, was honorably discharged with numerous service medals. He was an active Master Mason and member of Loop Lodge No. 895. He was a life member of VFW Selma, No. 3016 and VFW in Eight Mile,

Post No. 3550.

He was an avid Alabama football fan and forever follower of Paul &8220;Bear&8221; Bryant.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend.

He was the owner of Porter Radiator Service in Chickasaw.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Pkwy,. Saraland, AL 36571.

Mrs. Dorothy Best


DEMOPOLIS &8212; Mrs. Dorothy Best Sorrells, 86, died Saturday January 5, 2008, at her home.

Funeral services were Monday at Kidd-Robbins Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Smith officiating. Interment followed in Sunrise Memorial Park in Greenville. with Kidd-Robbins Funeral Directors directing services.

The family received friends from 10 a.m. until the service time Monday at the funeral home .

Mrs. Sorrells was born in Luverne, a resident of Demopolis for the past 12 years, a former resident of Selma, Uniontown and a member of Uniontown Church of God.

Mrs. Sorrells was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Sorrells; daughter, Ann Briney; son, Rickey Sorrells; two granddaughters, Mitzi Sorrells and Kimberly Sorrells, six sisters, and five brothers.

Survivors include three daughters, Carolyn (Dixie) Mayton of Demopolis, Reba Drinkard of Selma and Renee Sorrells of Demopolis; two sons, Earl (Bonnie) Sorrells of Demopolis and Jerry (Debbie) Sorrells of Selma, 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ronald Williamson, Randall Williamson, Bill Sorrells, Ryan Sorrells, Jeremy Grindle and Kevin Sorrells.