John Marshall Burkhalter
Funeral services for John Marshall Burkhalter, 79 of Gordo, were held Aug. 23 at
Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Hershel Owen, Rev. Roger Lucas and
Rev. Danny Turman officiating . He died Aug. 19, 2015 at DCH Medical Center.
Burial was held in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform
Andrew Jackson “Jack” Criswell
Funeral services for Andrew Jackson “Jack” Criswell, 77 of Reform, were held Aug. 22 at 3 p.m. at Skelton Funeral Home
Chapel with Rev. Trey Reece officiating. Jack was born May 14, 1938 in Pickens
County to the late Caleb Dick Criswell and Mary Etta Boothe Criswell.
He was a member of the Ethelsville Church of God and a retired employee of Huyck
Felt Company with 30 years of service. Jack was also a self-employed painter, a
veteran of the U.S. National Guard with 44 years of service and a lifelong
resident of Pickens County. He was a loving husband, father, brother and
grandfather. He was very devoted to his grandchildren who all called him “Jack.”
He was preceded in death by his son, Terry Dewayne Criswell, his parents, two
brothers, one sister and a granddaughter, Heather McEachern. Jack died Aug. 18,
2015 in McShan.
Survivors include: wife, Maxine Criswell; daughter, Joyce Pate (Robert) of
Gordo; son, Brian Criswell of Reform; daughter-in-law Jeannie Criswell of
Columbus, Miss.; sister, Jewel Mae Sutton; brothers, Walter Criswell (Diane)
and Jerry Criswell (Patricia); grandchildren, Brandon Criswell, Hunter
Criswell, Aleah Criswell and Allison Parks; great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Will
and Haleigh and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Hunter Criswell, Greg Criswell, Brandon Criswell, Benny
Prescott, Eric Adams and Clint Kyles. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. James
Parker and staff, Dr. Douglas Hill and staff and nurses, and Stephanie and
Valerie of Brookwood Medical Center.
Burial was held at Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of
Reform directing. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials sent to
Ethelsville Church of God, 3896 County Road 75, Ethelsville, AL 35461.
Barbara Smith Galbreath
Funeral services for Barbara Smith Galbreath of Ralph, formerly of Gordo, were
held at 2 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Boothe
officiating. She died August 17, 2015 at home at the age of 67. Burial was in
Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
Funeral services for Bernard Horton, 54 of Reform, were held Aug. 22 at Good
Shepherd Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa with Rev. Samuel C. Horton officiating.
He died Aug. 17, 2015 at Pickens County Medical Center. Burial will follow in
Rocky Ridge Cemetery in Liberty with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.