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Robert Lee “Big Man” Cousette
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mr. Robert Lee “Big Man” Cousette, Jr., 53, of Aliceville on Friday, April 29, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus, Miss. Visitation will be Friday, May, 6, 2022 at 4-6 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration will be Saturday, May 7, 2022, at noon in the James & Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel of Lavender’s Funeral Service, 11233 Hwy. 17 S., Aliceville. The body will lie in state in the chapel one hour prior to the service. Pastor Cathey Wilder of the Outreach Church Ministry in Aliceville, will be the eulogist. Interment will immediately follow the funeral services in St. John Baptist Church Cemetery, 481 Jackson Ferry Rd., Pickensville. FOR THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF EVERYONE, MASK WEARING IS REQUIRED. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing.
Survivors are the Cousette family.


Robert Lee Curry, Jr.
Robert Lee Curry, Jr., 65, of Bellamy was born May 1, 1956 to the union of the late Robert Lee and Ruby Campbell Curry, Sr. He peacefully transitioned and entered into eternal rest April 24, 2022, at Whitfield Memorial Medical Center, Demopolis. A memorial service will be planned in conjunction with his niece, Laketta Curry, at a future date and at the appropriate time with their family in Alabama.
Robert joined Zion Hill Baptist Church located in Cuba at an early age. He was educated at Kinterbish High School, also Cuba.
He is preceded in death by two sisters Juanita Campbell Williams and Diane Curry Tolliver; one brother Lawrence “Soup” Campbell; his niece Laketta Curry, and other uncles and aunts; also both maternal and paternal grandparents Fronie and Bob Curry, and Paul and Caroline Campbell.
Those left to celebrate his life and to cherish precious memories are: a devoted brother Willie (Lucinda) Campbell, Ann Arbor, Mich.; nephews Daryl and Bryan Campbell, Christopher Tolliver and Lemmiel Williams; a niece Crystal Campbell; cousins, other friends, neighbors and a life-time companion, Mary Lewis. Truly Robert will be missed!
To the entire Curry\Campbell Family, we at Weatherly Funeral Home offer to each of you our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy. Our prayer remains that your abiding faith in God will continue to comfort, to strengthen and sustain you during your time of bereavement.


Steven Douglas Dial
Graveside services for Steven Douglas Dial, 71, were held Friday, April 29, 2022, at 2 p.m., at Boyd Cemetery with Rev. Mike Spencer officiating. Visitation was at at the cemetery one hour prior to the service.
Steve passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at his home. He was born September 26, 1950, in Meridian, Miss. He was a retired environmentalist for the Sumter County Health Department. Steve enjoyed cattle farming and riding horses, but the love of his life was his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Dial; children Heath A. Dial and Kimbra Dial Williams and husband Travis; and grandchildren Jackson Lane Williams and Lilianna Joy Williams.
He was preceded in death by his parents Grady Clarence Dial and Margie B. Aust Dial Bryan; and his brothers Danny Aust Dial and Grady Randall Dial.
Pallbearers: Ed Mason, Herman Brown, Jimmy Dial, Nicky Dial, Larry Dial, Peter Dial, Jim Allen Dial, Jr. and Scotty Harwell. Memorials may be made to Hadden Presbyterian Church or Boyd Cemetery Fund. Visit bumpersfuneralhome.com to sign the online register and post condolences to the family. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home of York.


Ricky Dale Loper
June 5, 1965 – April 27, 2022
Mr. Ricky Dale Loper, 57, passed recently at Brookwood Hospital, Birmingham. Services will be on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 1 p.m. at the Kinterbish Jr. High School Gymnasium, Cuba, Ala. Pastor Dewayne Watson will officiate with burial in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Cuba, Ala. Visitation will be on Friday, May 6, 2022, at the funeral home from 1-5 p.m. Hardaway Funeral Services, hardawayfuneralservices.com, directing.