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Obituaries
Eva Mae Beals
DOD: April 4, 2014
Allene Vernice Jackson Billups
DOD: April 5, 2014
Milton Blanton Corr
DOD: April 10, 2014
Rodger O. Kelley
DOD: April 9, 2014
Eva Mae Beals
Funeral services for Eva Mae Beals of Aliceville were held at 11 a.m. April 12 at the James and Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel with Rev. Nellie Woods officiating. She died April 4, 2014 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home at the age of 102. Burial was in Magnolia Memorial Garden Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Allene Vernice Jackson Billups
Funeral services for Allene Vernice Jackson Billups of Tuscaloosa were held at 11 a.m. April 12 at Saint Paul Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. He died April 5, 2014 in Tuscaloosa at the age of 82. Burial was in New Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Milton Blanton Corr
Graveside services for Milton Blanton Corr of Gordo were held at 3 p.m. April 13 at Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
Mr. Corr was born July 5, 1933 in Pickens County to the late Murray Jackson Corr and Mary Gladys Hardy Corr. He was a retired employee of BF Goodrich Tire in Tuscaloosa and veteran of the Air Force. He was preceded in death by his grandson Thomas Patrick Smith and Christopher Adam Skelton; daughter-in-law Vicki Corr; sister Jo Doris Guy; and his parents. He died peacefully April 10, 2014 at Hospice of West Alabama at the age of 80.
Survivors include his wife Barbara Corr, Gordo; daughters Diann Corr, Gordo, Sherry Shelton (Jim), Tuscaloosa; sons Dale Corr, Greenville, SC, and Tim Corr, Las Vegas, Nev.; sister Mary Edna Howard, Gordo; grandchildren Jeremy and Valerie Corr, Denver, Colo., Julia and Mike Nash, Stuttgart, Germany, Andrew Skelton, Denver, Steven and Katie Corr, Las Vegas, and Cassie Sanner, Indian, Springs, Nev.
The family would like to thank the many physicians and staff who cared for him so lovingly over the years and most recently. Thank you to his friends who stopped by and shared precious stories we had never heard. There are priceless gifts we will treasure.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation in his memory be made to Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404. The family also encourages the residents of Pickens County to support Pickens County Medical Center where he received excellent care.

Rodger O. Kelley
Funeral services for Rodger O. Kelley of Reform were held at 10:30 a.m. April 12 at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. George Shaw officiating.
He was born July 10, 1947 to Clyde and Christine Kelley. He was a 1965 graduate of Palmetto High School. He was a Vietnam veteran, serving at Phu Cat Air Base from 1969 to 1970. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1989. He was a retired quality control inspector at the Mercedes plant. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Nancy Helms Kelley; and son Chadwick Kelley. He died April 9, 2014 at home at the age of 66.
Survivors include his wife Cathy Sylvia Kelley; daughter Ashley-Rae Kelley Watts; sons Christopher Kelley and David Fretwell; sisters Sherry Kelley and Regina Kelley; brothers Russell, Ronnie, Kenny, Gary and Rex Kelley; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Benjamin Kelley, Bryan Kelley, Shane Pate, Dallas Simpson, Bobby Durham and Jonathan Brown.
Burial was in Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport directing.

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