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Members of the Bird Clan were historically known as messengers. The belief that birds are messengers between earth and Heaven, or the People and Creator, gave the members of this clan the responsibility of caring for the birds. The subdivisions are Raven, Turtle Dove and Eagle. Our earned Eagle feathers were originally presented by the members of this clan, as they were the only ones able to collect them. At some Cherokee ceremonial grounds, the Bird arbor is to the left of the Deer arbor.
Chief- Steve Turner
Vice Chief- Cherokee Brasher
Recording Secretary Joyce Riggan
Clan Rep to Govern. Body- Gene Godsey

January 7
March 11
May 6
August 5
November 4

Meetings: Noon-Pot Luck meal
Business meeting at 1PM
Hamilton Rec. Center 
317 7th Ave SW
Hamilton, AL
Meetings 2017
The Hubbard's of Kinlock Falls
Family Reunion
September 3rd, 2016
Delano Park, Decatur, Alabama
(Left )  Green Shirt, Curtis Hubbard, Ronnie Berryhill, Mrs. Brasher, Cherokee Brasher, Penny Coutlee,Carla Waldrep, Steve Turner, Gana, and Fran Bush ( Chair-person ) 3rd GGrandaughter of William and Ginsey Hubbard. Front Row- Tyratou Jackson  adopted Grandaughter.
Cherokee Brasher with Wife Debbie and also Fran Bush and Tyratou Jackson 5th GGranddaughter William & Ginsey Hubbard.
Bird Clan member and Smoke Signals writer, Theresa Shuman's Father passed away yesterday. The arrangements will be after Christmas. I will let you know.
Please keep her, Mike and Matthew in your prayers.
Cherokee Brasher
Vice Chief, Bird Clan
Obituary for J.V. Burfield

J.V. Wilford Burfield, 85, of Phil Campbell, Alabama, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at his home.
Mr. Burfield lived most of his life in Franklin County, AL, except for the years he spent in Illinois and west Georgia, prior to his return to Alabama. He is a member of Prays Mill Baptist Church in Douglasville, Georgia. He retired from Lockheed as a machinist after 35 years of service. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Visitation will be Monday, December 26, 2016, from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville. Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. in the chapel with Bro. Bobby Poss officiating. Burial will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery in Phil Campbell, Alabama.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Judy W. Burfield; children, Theresa Shuman, Tammy Burfield, Tim Burfield, and Lonnie Burfield. He is also survived by three sisters, four brothers, 2 granddaughters, and 3 grandsons plus several nieces and nephews. 
Mr. Burfield was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie and Virgie Burfield, one brother, and one sister. 
Pinkard Funeral Home, will be directing. 
27305 Hwy 24 East
Russellville, AL 35653 

Cards to Thressa may be sent to:
2284 Nix Rd.
Phil Campbell, AL 35581
Theresa Shuman's husband, Mike's Father died yesterday in Kentucky. Theresa does the Bird Clan Smoke Signal Article... Funeral for Dale Shuman, Father of Mike Shuman will be Monday at 1pm Betts and West, Nicholasville, Ky05/04/2017