James “Pete” Cook
Funeral services for James “Pete” Cook of Kennedy were held at 3 p.m. June 27 at the Skelton Funeral Home Chapel
with Bro. David Long and Bro. Mark Dean officiating. He died June 24, 2015 at
his home at the age of 69. Burial was in Cross Roads Baptist Church in Gordo
with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
Memorial services for Clermon Junkin of Westerville, Ohio, a native of Gordo,
were held at 2 p.m. June 27 at Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Gordo. He died
June 16, 2015 at the age of 70. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made
to the Clermon Junkin Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o West Alabama Bank, PO Box
680, Gordo, AL35466.
Emogene Sanders Koon
Funeral services for Emogene Sanders Koon of Gordo were held at 10:30 a.m. June
22 at Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Kee, Rev. Mark Dean and
Jeffery Brown officiating.
Emogene was born Dec. 31, 1928 in Gordo, Ala. to the late Arthur Hill Sanders
and Naomi Byars Sanders. She was a graduate of Gordo High School and Massey
Draughn Business College in Montgomery, Ala. She served as bookkeeper many
years for Hickman's Hatchery/Peco Foods in Gordo. She was very active in the
Fairview community serving as clerk and Sunday school teacher many years for
Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church. Emogene was a loving wife, mother,
mother-in-law, grandmother and sister who will be greatly missed by her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Gladys Cook. She died June
20, 2015 at DCH Regional Medical Center at the age of 86.
Survivors include her husband, of 67 years, William H. ""Billy"" Koon; daughters
Billie Jean Brown (Jeffery), Becky Turner (Don), and Bobbie McConnell (Robin);
son William Boyd Koon (Mona Sha); sister Linda Sanders Watson; nine
grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandsons Steven Koon, Wesley Brown, Scott Koon, Stewart
Koon, Wade Brown and Bart McConnell.
A private family graveside service followed in the church cemetery with Skelton
Funeral Home of Reform directing.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to a charity of your choice.
William O. Latham
Graveside services for William O. Latham of Farmington, Mich. were held at 10
a.m. June 25 at Sinai Cemetery in Carrollton with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing. He died June 9, 2015 at White Pine Rehab Center in
Detroit, Mich.at the age of 67.
Funeral services for Cora McCaa of Aliceville were held at 11 a.m. June 25 at
New Jerusalem Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Jay Barnes officiating. She
died June 18, 2015 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home at the age of 97. Burial
was in Magnolia Memorial Garden with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.
Norma Jean Petty
Funeral services for Norma Jean Petty of Reform were held at 12 noon June 29 at
Reform Temple COGIC with Elder Jesse L Hutton officiating and Carter’s Funeral Services of Columbus directing. She died June 21, 2015 at DCH Regional
Medical Center in Tuscaloosa at the age of 62.
Dixie F. Sanders
Funeral services for Dixie F. Sanders of Gordo were held at 10 a.m. June 23 at
the Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Louis Johnson officiating.
Dixie was born May 12, 1941 in Gordo, Ala. to the late Warren Abston Sanders and
Virginia Abrams Sanders. She was a member of Gordo First Baptist Church, a
retired teacher for the Gwennette County Public School System in Georgia with
over 30 years of service and a well-known resident of the Pickens County. She
was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Doris Sanders Strange. She
died June 18, 2015 at Hospice of West Alabama at the age of 74.
Survivors include her cousin who was more like a sister and her best friend,
Annie "Susie" Sanders; daughter Virginia "Gina" Sanders; nieces, Jennifer
"Jenny" Collins (Harry), Tracy Rosnes and Patti Beggs; great-nephew Spencer
Rosnes; special cousin Loretta Fuller; cousins Larry Sanders and Rene Pinto;
and her very best friends and "Partners in Crime" Patsy Hickman, Jean Bailey,
Ruby King and Sibbie Pate.
Pallbearers were Harry Collins, Gary Sullivan, Mitchell Sanders, Olan Clay,
Larry Sanders, Denny Hickman and Randall Pate.
Burial was in Gordo City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice of
West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404.