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Obituaries
Helen Roberta Jones
DOD: Nov. 17, 2014
Wiley Harris Mahan
DOD: Nov. 15, 2014
Dewey M. Trapp Sr.
DOD: Nov. 19, 2014
Helen Roberta Jones
Funeral services for Helen Roberta Jones of Reform were held at 11 a.m. Nov. 19 at the Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Shelton and Rev. Kenneth Smith officiating. She died Nov. 17, 2014 at DCH Regional Medical Center at the age of 75. Burial was in Graham Memorial Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Wiley Harris Mahan
Funeral services for Wiley Harris Mahan of Ethelsville were held at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Pastor Bill Benson officiating.
Wiley was born in San Saba, Tex. on Aug. 25, 1948 to the late Ellis and Sybil Miller Mahan. He demonstrated humility and strived for excellence in everything he did. After graduating high school in Ochlochnee, Ga., he owned and operated a service station before joining the U.S. Air Force in 1967. He served his country in Vietnam and a career totaling for 22 years. During that time he earned a Bachelors degree from the University of Alabama (1975). After moving from the Pentagon to Dyess AFB (TX) he retired as a Major and opened a small engine repair shop in 1989. He and his family owned and operated Mahan Mower and More in Abilene, TX for 11 years before he actually "retired" in Ethelsville, Ala. There, he and Linda raised a small tribe of goats on 30 acres of family land he lovingly called Briar Patch Farms. He enjoyed teaching Sunday School, watching Alabama football, taking care of his goats, and spending time with his family. His dog Buddy followed him everywhere he went. Wiley was a man of God first, a loving husband and dedicated father. He was preceded in death by his brother Ben Mahan. He died Nov. 15, 2014 at the age of 66 at Lakeshore Rehab Hospital in Birmingham after a long illness.
Survivors include his spouse Linda Pate Mahan, Ethels-ville; daughters Samantha Mahan, Summer Lake, OR, and   Amanda Mahan, Boulder, CO; son Matthew Mahan (Sara), Silverthorne, CO; sisters Elece Bivens (Ben), Tallahassee, FL, Rita Brennan (Bill), Albuquerque, NM,  Linda A. Mahan, Ochlochnee, GA, and Vickie Mahan Poole, Dallas, TX; brothers Joe Mahan, Cameron, TX; grandchildren John Morgan Ward, Lindsey Mae Ward, Ellie Hazel Mahan and Benjamin Wiley Mahan.
Pallbearers were Joe Mahan, John Morgan Ward, Richard Townes, Deon Townes, Eric Martin and Blake McLeod. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Bain, Andy and Reba Carpenter,  Amedisys Home Health in Reform, AL, UAB BMT Unit, Dr. John Miller & Dr. Pamela Hughes.
Burial was in the church cemetery with Dowdle Funeral Home directing.

Dewey M. Trapp Sr.
Funeral services for Dewey M. Trapp, Sr. of Aliceville were held at 11 a.m. Nov. 22, 2014 at Aliceville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Alexander and Keith Jones officiating.
Mr. Trapp was born Jan. 29, 1931 in the Liberty community of Pickens County, Ala. to the late Morris C. Trapp and Bertha Jaynes Trapp. He was a member of Aliceville First United Methodist Church, a retired farmer, a U.S. Army veteran and a well-known resident of Pickens County. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Joyce Trapp LeMaistre. He died Nov. 19, 2014 at Pickens County Medical Center at the age of 83.
Survivors include his wife Mary J. Cummings Trapp; son Dewey M. Trapp Jr. (Jeana); daughters Libby Trapp Heritage (Johnny), Angela Trapp Currence (Robert) and Patti Trapp Jones (Keith); six grandchildren, Amy Trapp Turnipseed (Clif), Nathan Trapp, Ryan and Dylan Jones and Blake and Mary Currence; and three great-grandchildren, Stone, Ryder and Cohen Turnipseed.
Pallbearers were Nathan Trapp, Ryan Jones, Dylan Jones and Blake Currence.
Burial was in Franconia-Oak Grove Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
The family will graciously accept flowers and suggests any memorials to Aliceville First United Methodist Church General Fund, P.O. Box 409, Aliceville, AL 35442.
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