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Obituaries
Sara Maxine Barlar-McGee
DOD: April 26, 2015
Curtis Gene Ellis
DOD: May 8, 2015
Berry Frazier
DOD: May 11, 2015
Margaret Harper Malone
DOD: May 9, 2015
Debra Lynn McGee Peeks
DOD: May 7, 2015
James Chester “J.C.” Pritchett
DOD: May 11, 2015
Larry Richardson
DOD: May 7, 2015
Sylvester Riley
DOD: May 8, 2015
Sara Maxine Barlar-McGee
Memorial services for Sara Maxine Barlar-McGee of Gordo will be held May 24 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Pulaski, TN. Family visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. with service to follow.
Maxine was born in Giles County, Tenn. on Feb. 1, 1934 to Braden Alexander Barlar and Sarah Sumpter Luceil Porterfield-Barlar. Maxine married Marshall McGee on July 19, 1954. Many of the things she learned while growing up stayed with her: love of family, gardening, cooking, animals and sharing Bible truths. Many things stir fond memories of Maxine, such as her sweet corn, figs, goats, her collection of salt and pepper shakers, vitamins, and the hidden storm shelter. And many have fond memories of enjoying her warm hospitality. Her greatest passion was her love for our Creator, Jehovah God. She dedicated her life to Him and was baptized in 1950. She served Jehovah faithfully until her death.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, three sisters,  Nannie Mae Barlar-Moss,  Martha Barlar-Richardson, Wilma Pearl Barlar-Johnson and one brother Bobby Joe Barlar. Maxine was also preceded in death by her husband of 59 years Newell Marshall McGee.She passed away April 26, 2015 in Marshall, Tex. at the age of 81.
Survivors include three sisters, Glenda Kaye Barlar-Winford (Ronny), Springfield, Tenn., Linda Fay Barlar-Webb (Louis), McKenzie, Tenn. and Patsy Larene Barlar-Ellis (Kenneth), Carthage, Tenn; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Curtis Gene Ellis
Funeral services for Curtis Gene “Crack” Ellis of Aliceville were held at 1 p.m. May 8 at the Spirit and Truth Pentecostal Church with Apostle Jeffery Ball Sr. officiating. He died May 8, 2015 at Pickens County Medical Center at the age of 62. Burial was in the Cedar Grove Church Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Berry Frazier
Funeral services for Berry Frazier of Aliceville were held at 11 a.m. May 16 at the James and Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel with Rev. Willie James Lavender officiating. He died May 11, 2015 at DCH Regional Medical Center at the age of 81. Burial was in the Spring Hill Cemetery in Macon, Miss. with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Margaret Harper Malone
Funeral services for Margaret Harper Malone of Reform were held at 2 p.m. May 12 at the Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Hall officiating. She died May 9, 2015 at DCH Regional Medical Center at the age of 86. Burial was in Graham Memorial Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Debra Lynn McGee Peeks
Funeral services for Debra Lynn McGee Peeks of Gordo were held at 2 p.m. May 9 at the Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Watson officiating.
Debbie was born June 25, 1958, in Tuscaloosa County, Ala. She was a member of Tuscaloosa Kingdom Hall, an employee of Northport Chiropractic Center, and a well-known resident of the Gordo area. She was preceded death by her father-in-law, C.L. Peeks; grandparents O. L. Walker, Velma House Walker, Albert McGee and Bertha Brown McGee. She died May 7, 2015 at UAB Hospital at the age of 56.
Survivors include her husband Steve Peeks; parents, Albert McGee and Bessie Walker McGee; sister Donna Sullivan (Jimmy); mother-in-law Sue Hollinger (A.J.); in-laws, Tim and Sonya Brown and Kerry Peeks; nieces and nephews, Christopher McGee, Alex Sullivan (Meagan), Bethany Brown, Addie Brown, Blake McGee, and Kelley Cooper; uncles Larry McGee (Tanya) and Berry McGee (Wanda); aunt Ruby Bush; and great-nephew Grayson Sullivan; and a number of cousins.
Pallbearers were Tim Brown, Berry McGee, Christopher McGee, Alex Sullivan, Troy McGee and Dudley McGee.
Honorary pallbearers were friends and neighbors of the Gordo community.
Burial was in Arbor Springs Cemetery in the Bostic community with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

James Chester “J.C.” Pritchett
Funeral services for James Chester “J.C.” Pritchett of Tuscaloosa were held at 2 p.m. May 14 at the Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Pritchett and Rev. Grafton Pritchett officiating. He died May 11, 2015 at Heritage Health Care Center at the age of 75. Burial was in the Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Larry Richardson
Funeral services for Larry Richardson of Ethelsville were held at 2 p.m. May 16 at Elbethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Jessie Noland officiating. He died May 7, 2015 at Pickens County Medical Center at the age of 63. Burial was in Strawbridge Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Sylvester Riley
Funeral services for Sylvester Riley of Carrollton were held at 2 p.m. May 15 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. James C. Wright officiating. He died May 8, 2015 at Pickens County Medical Center at the age of 55. Burial was in the church cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.
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