Glenn Garnett Brooks
Funeral services for Glenn Garnett Brooks of Greenwood, Miss. were held at 11
a.m. March 5 at Pine Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Carlos Calhoun officiating.
He died Feb. 26, 2014 at Crystal Health and Rehab Center at the age of 65.
Burial was in Pine Grove Memorial Garden Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.
Funeral services for Rachel Jones of Reform were held at 2 p.m. March 6 at First United Methodist Church of Reform with Rev. James Woodin
officiating. She died March 4, 2014 at her residence at the age of 89. Burial
was in Kennedy City Cemetery with Dowdle Funeral Home directing.
Delmer Gene Maughan
Memorial services for Delmer Gene Maughan of St. Marys, Ga., formerly of Reform,
Ala., were held Feb. 8 at Kennie Hill Church of God with Rev. Jerry Trotter
Delmer was born Feb. 11, 1956 and graduated from Pickens County High School in
1974. After working at Reliance Steel for 11 years, he joined the U.S. Navy in
1983. He graduated from Great Lakes, Ill. boot camp with the highest score ever
in Opticalman training. This unprecedented achievement awarded him the honor of
selecting his choice destination of service to the Navy in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
for four years. He transferred to the Naval Reserve in 1987 so he could at
tend UAB in Birmingham where he received his bachelor's degree. He worked as a
lab technician at Pickens County Medical Center for 10 years and in 1998 he
accepted the job of Opticalman First Class for the U.S. Navy at the Trident
Refit Facility in Kings Bay, Ga. where he worked until his death. He received
numerous commendations, citations and awards for his dedication, hard work, and
professionalism for his work on submarine periscopes. Delmer's greatest joy in
life was the time spent with his grandchildren. He enjoyed building guitars and
was a devoted husband to his family. He had a “friend like a brother,” Jeff Rogers and was blessed to have Dr. Carlos Levy as his and Betty Sue’s caring physician for 16 years. He died Feb. 2, 2014 at home at the age of 57.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Betty Sue Stephens Maughan, St. Marys,
Ga.; sons William Michael "Mike" Maughan (Lisa), Carrollton, and Anthony Cole
Maughan (Ashley), Ft. Hood, Tex.; parents Murray and Louise Sentell Maughan,
Reform; sister, Cindy Rogers (Eddie), Wiggins, Miss.; nine grandchildren,
"Papaw's little angels," Shaun, Alex, Colby, Makayla, Roman Cole, Austin,
Abigail, Addison, and Alexis (BooBoo); and their special angel, Candice
Graveside services with military honors followed at 3 p.m. in Center Springs
Cemetery in Gordo with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
David Austin Perrigin
Graveside services with full Masonic rites for David Austin Perrigin of
Ethelsville were held at 11 a.m. March 8 at Union Hill Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Taylor officiating and
Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
Mr. Perrigin was born March 10, 1931 in Pickens County, Ala. to the late Dewey
H. Perrigin and Edna Mae Young Perrigin. He was a retired employee of General
Tire in Columbus, Miss. and a veteran of the U.S. Army. David was a member of
the Masonic Fellowship Lodge #214 in Carrollton, and Fellowship Lodge #172 in
Reform. He was preceded in death by his infant son; parents; two brothers, Nub
Perrigin and Poss Perrigin; three sisters, Pauline Seymer, Katherine Price, and
Erin Perrigin. He died March 4, 2014 at home at the age of 82.
Survivors include his wife Mildred Clayton Perrigin; son William Perrigin and
wife Martha Hall Perrigin; sister Rochelle McClellan, Huntsville; granddaughter
Mary Perrigin Box (Zack); and two great-grandsons, Jacob Heathcock and Tucker
Masons served as pallbearers.
Donald Wayne Randolph
Graveside services for Donald Wayne Randolph of Buhl were held at 2 p.m. March 6
at Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Bro. David Kelley officiating
and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. He died March 4, 2014 at Hospice
of West Alabama at the age of 66.
Ethel Mae Spencer
Funeral services for Ethel Mae Spencer of Aliceville were held at 11 a.m. March
8 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Marvin Rice officiating. She died
March 1, 2014 at her residence at the age of 89. Burial was in the church
cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.
Lt. Col. James Morgan Wilkins (Ret.)
Retired Lieutenant Colonel James Morgan “Jim, Jimmy” Wilkins, a native of Reform, Ala. and a long-time resident of Yorktown, Va.
died Feb. 28, 2014, at the age of 73.
He was a 1958 graduate of Pickens County High School. He received his Bachelors
and Masters degrees in engineering from the University of Alabama. He retired
from the Army Corps of Engineers after 24 years of service and retired from the
York County School Division as Director of Maintenance and Facilities Support,
Yorktown, Virginia in 2010. He was a charter member in the Kiwanis Club of
Grafton and was a great father and friend to the community.
Mr. Wilkins was preceded in death by his wife Wanda Jeanne Hempstead Wilkins; mother Lillian Orr Wilkins; father Johnny Boyd Wilkins and step-mother Maureen Pate Wilkins.
Survivors include his daughter Simone Wilkins Belden, Williamsburg; son James Christopher Wilkins (Katherine), Cardiff, Wales; daughter Sonya Wilkins Boyd
(Shannon); grandchildren, Nicholas Belden and Christopher Belden, Williamsburg,
Lillian Boyd, James “Colton” Boyd and Jackson Boyd, Yorktown.
A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. March 6, at Amory Funeral Home in Grafton.
Interment followed at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Military Veterans
Retirement Fund or the Kiwanas Club of Grafton, P.O Box 1122, Yorktown,
Virginia, 23692; or to Armed Forces Retirement Home, http://www.afrh.gov/afrh/