Obituaries

Josie Duncan Turnipseed

Josie Duncan Turnipseed, age 77, of  Ethelsville, AL passed away October 30, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, MS.  Funeral services were 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kevin Taylor officiating.  Burial followed in Mt. Moriah Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Authorine Taggart

Mrs. Authorine Taggart, 95, of Carrollton, passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at her residence. The Graveside Homegoing Celebration was held Saturday, November 19, 2022, at noon in Community Cemetery in Carrollton.

Julia Annette Munroe

Julia Annette Munroe, 84, of Talladega passed away on Monday, November 14, 2022. A funeral ceremony was held in her honor at First Methodist Church of Talladega on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. with Terry Bentley officiating. The family received friends at Usrey Funeral Home on Thursday, November 17, 2022, from 5:00 P. M. until 7:00 P.M. Interment followed directly after the service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Floyd Olin Lee, Sr.

Floyd Olin Lee, Sr., age 90, passed away November 9, 2022 at his residence in the Union Chapel community of Carrollton, AL.  Funeral services were 11:00 am Friday, November 18, 2022 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Boothe officiating . Burial followed in Union Chapel Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  The family received guests one hour prior and after the service.

Sammie D. “Dr. C” Corder

Mr. Sammie D. “Dr. C” Corder, 66, of Columbus, MS, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2022, at his residence. Public Visitation was Monday, November 21, 2022, from noon until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Homegoing Celebration was held Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the James & Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel of Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Interment was in Old Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery in Aliceville.

Mr. Edward Delane Wilder

Mr. Edward Delane Wilder, 66, of Gordo, passed away on November 1, 2022, in Tuscaloosa, AL. Funeral service was held on November 9, 2022, at Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel in Reform, AL. Burial followed at Oak Grove CME Church Cemetery in Gordo, AL., with Northport Fu- neral & Cremation Service directing

William James “Fat Boy” Oliver

Mr. William James “Fat Boy” Oliver, 68, of Panola, AL passed away on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at his residence. Public Visitation was Friday, November 11, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Homegoing Celebration was Saturday, November 12, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at Galilee Baptist Church in Panola, AL Interment followed in the churches cemetery.

Joshua Blake Homan

Joshua Blake Homan, age 38, of Gordo, AL passed away November 6, 2022 at DCH Regional Med- ical Center in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services were 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mark Dean officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation followed the service at the funeral home.

JoAnn Pruitt McMullen

JoAnn Pruitt McMullen, 84, of Aliceville AL., passed away on October 22, 2022, in Aliceville, AL. Funeral Service was held on October 30, 2022, at Spirit and Truth Pentecostal Church in Aliceville, AL. Burial followed at Bigbee Baptist Church Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Martha Catherine Shirley

Martha Catherine Shirley, age 99, of Gordo, AL passed away October 25, 2022 at her residence.  Funeral services were 11:00 am Friday, October 28, 2022 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Damon Rose officiating.  Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation followed the service at the funeral home.

Taylor Hugh “Bacon” McDaniel

Taylor Hugh “Bacon” McDaniel, age 27, of Carrollton, AL passed away October 24, 2022 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.  Funeral services were 11:00 am Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joey Lucas and Rev. Scott Driver officiating.  Burial followed in Glen Echo Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was 6 - 8 pm Wednesday, October 26,2022 at the funeral home.

Christoper Lamar Walker

Christopher Lamar Walker, Sr., age 57, of Gordo, AL passed away October 17, 2022 at his residence.  Graveside services were 2:00 pm Friday, October 21, 2022 in the family cemetery behind the residence with William Rail officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation followed the service at the graveside.

Ericka Lasha Prewitt

Ericka Lasha Prewitt, age 46, passed away on October 16, 2022, in Tuscaloosa, AL. Funeral Service was held on October 21, 2022, at First Baptist Church in Gordo, AL. Burial followed at Linebarger Cemetery in Gordo, AL., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Jacqueline “Ricochet Rabbit” Hinton

Ms. Jacqueline “Ricochet Rabbit” Hinton, 55, of Duluth, Georgia, passed away Friday, October 14, 2022, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Public Visitation was Sunday, October 23, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Homegoing Celebration was Monday, October 24, 2022, at noon at New Canaan Baptist Church in Aliceville. Interment was in New Cemetery, also in Aliceville.

Jessie Crowell DeGraffenreid

Mr. Jessie Crowell DeGraffenreid, 72, of Aliceville passed away Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at his residence. Public Visitation will be Friday, October 28, 2022, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration will be Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Bigbee Baptist Church in Aliceville. The Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Tyrone “Ty” Conner

Mr.Tyrone “Ty” Conner, 44, of Carrollton, passed away Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at his residence. Public Visitation was held Friday, October 21, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Homegoing Celebration was Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 1:0 p.m. at Spirit & Truth Pentecostal Church in Aliceville. The interment was in Beebe Chapel Cemetery in Pickensville.

 

Theda Roszina Clark

Theda Roszina Clark, age 68, of Gordo, AL passed away October 19, 2022 at her residence.  Funeral services were 11:00 am Monday, October 24, 2022 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Damon Rose officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was  6 - 8 pm Sunday, October 23,2022 at the funeral home.

Albert Oran Wilson, Jr.

Albert Oran Wilson, Jr., age 90 died October 11, 2022, at his home. A graveside service was held at 11:00 am Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Gordo City Cemetery with Rev. Marvin McCormick officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. The family received friends following the service at the graveside.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ramona House Wilson; his sisters, Rose Marie Elmore (Ralph) and Margaret Allen(Cecil) and brother, Anderson Wilson.

James William Sutton

James William Sutton, age 75, of Gordo, AL passed away October 13, 2022 at his residence. Funeral services were 2:00 pm Sunday, October 16, 2022 at Kennie Hill Church in Gordo with Bro. Kelly Jolly officiating. Burial followed in Center Springs Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform direct- ing. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church

David Lee Little

Mr. David Little, 54, of Reform, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2022. Public Visitation was Friday, October 14, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Homegoing Celebration was held Saturday, October 15, 2022, at noon at First Baptist Church in Reform. The interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Reform.

Haywood Granger, Jr.

Mr. Haywood Granger, Jr., 67, of Destin, Florida, formerly of Aliceville, on Sunday, October 9, 2022, in Destin. Public Visitation was Saturday, October 15, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Homegoing Celebration was Sunday, October 16, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Spirit & Truth Pentecostal Church in Aliceville. The interment was in New Cemetery in Aliceville.

Kathy Lois Martin Best

Kathy Lois Martin Best, age 71, of Gordo, AL passed away October 9, 2022 at her residence. Funeral services were 3:00 pm Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Hargrove United Methodist Church with Rev. Alisha Rhodes officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home directing. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, David Lee Martin. Survivors include her daughter, Michelle Best and her son, Michael Best.

Janie Mildred “Millie” Powell

Janie Mildred “Millie” Powell, age 86, of Gordo, AL (Benevola community), passed away September 14, 2022, at Arbor Springs Health & Rehab in Opelika, AL. Graveside services were 4:00 pm Friday, September 16, 2022, at Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery, with Rev. Dr. Tim Alexander officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation followed the graveside service at the Benevola Community Center.

Clyde Wesley Marine

Clyde Wesley Marine, a World War II veteran, died peacefully at home at age 96 on Friday, September 30, 2022. A son of the late Clyde and Maude Hendrix Marine, he was born in Windham Springs, Pickens County, AL on August 10, 1926. Visitation was 5:00-7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at Dogwood Chapel, Aliceville, AL.  Funeral services were 10:00 AM Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Panola United Methodist Church, Panola, AL with Rev. Gene Lankford and Rev. Sandy Felkins officiating.  Burial will follow in Franconia-Oak Grove Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Patricia A. “Patsy” Langer

Patricia A. “Patsy” Langner of Gordo, AL, passed away on October 3, 2022, surrounded by friends and family. Her light will continue to shine in the hearts and memories of those who had the privilege of knowing her. Her style and flair were unrivaled – hats, jewelry, tattoos, and anything with fringe were the basis of her wardrobe.

Ann Marie Glass-Gibson

Mrs. Ann Marie Glass-Gibson, 55, of Aliceville, AL., passed away on September 26, 2022, in Aliceville, AL. Funeral Service was held on October 1, 2022, at Miles Chapel C.M.E Church in Reform, AL. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Reform, AL., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Murry Lee Taylor

Mrs. Murry Lee Taylor, 86, of Aliceville passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Public Visitation was held Friday, September 30, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Homegoing celebration was Saturday, October 1, 2022, at 12:00 noon at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Interment was at Bigbee Church Cemetery.

Mary Louise McCaa

Ms, Mary Louise McCaa, 58, of Carrollton passed away Friday September, 16, 2022, at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Public Visitation was held Friday, September 23, 2022 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. at Laven- der’s Funeral Service. Graveside celebration and Interment were Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 12:00 noon at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery.

Baby Boy Kevondale Craig

Baby Boy Kevondale Craig of Carrollton passed away Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Graveside services was Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in Baptist Home Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Gordo.

Keilla Diane Ball

Ms. Keilla Diane Ball, 35, of Aliceville passed away Monday, September 19, 2022. Public Visitation was Fri- day, September 23, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Homegoing Celebration was Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Spirit & Truth Pentecostal Church in Aliceville. Interment was in Bigbee Baptist Church Cemetery.

Tiffany Ruth Thompson

Tiffany Ruth Thompson, age 47, of Ethelsville, AL, got the ultimate healing and went to her heavenly home on September 17, 2022, at DCH Regional Medical Center, surrounded by all who loved her.  Funeral services were 3:00 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Wes Jones officiating.  Burial followed in Arbor Springs Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was 6 - 8 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the funeral home.

Shelby B. Johnston


Shelby B. Johnston, age 85, died at home in Aliceville, AL on September 17, 2022.  Graveside services were 3:00 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at Oak Grove-Franconia Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Gene Lankford officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation followed the service at the graveside.
            She was preceded in death by her son, Rick Latham; her parents; brother, Burnice Bridges; sister, Frances Hollingsworth Stephens and sister-in-law, Gloria “Nan” Bridges.

Ms. Marie Smith

Ms. Marie Smith, 89 of Reform passed away Friday, September 9, 2022, at DCH Regional Medical Center. The Wake for Ms. Smith will be Friday, September 23, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration will be Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. noon in the James & Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel. The body of Ms. Smith will lie in state in the chapel one hour prior. Interment will be in Sandhill Cemetery.

Millie Kirksey

Mary Milton “Millie” Rainey Kirksey, age 98, died peacefully at home on Thursday, September 8, 2022.  A private family burial service was held at Oak Grove Franconia Cemetery on Tuesday, September 13, 2022  with Rev. Thomas G. Kay, Jr. and Rev. Derrick Brite officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
       She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert Hugh Kirksey; her parents; her sister, Mrs. Lester M. “Tiny” Chancellor, and her son-in-law, Sam Richard Heard, Jr.

Baby Girl Honeycutt

Baby Girl Kassidy Reign Honeycutt of Aliceville, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2022, at DCH Regional Medical Center. The Graveside Home Going Celebration was held Friday, September 16, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. noon in Community (Cluster) Cemetery in Aliceville.

 

Brenda Grammer

Brenda Lynn Grammer, age 77 of Carrollton, AL, passed away Monday, July 25, 2022 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were 11:00 A.M. Monday, August 1, 2022 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel in Reform, AL with Elder, Tim McCool officiating. Burial followed in Double Branch Independent Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was one hour prior and immediately following the service at the funeral home.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William S. Grammer; brothers, Michael Junkin and Larry B. Junkin.

Peggy Joyce Snider

Peggy Joyce Snider, age 76, of Gordo, AL, passed away September 6, 2022, at her daughter’s residence in Midland, Georgia.   Graveside services were at 11:00 am Monday, September 12, 2022, at Flatwoods Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was one hour before the service in the church.

Diane L. Lewis

Mrs. Diane L. Lewis, 68, of Carrollton, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2022, at her residence. Public Visitation was held Friday, September 9, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. Funeral Arrangments were Saturday, September 10, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Carrollton. Interment was at Mt. Sinai Cemetery.

 

Jessie Lou Davis

Jessie Lou Davis, age 91, of Kennedy, AL, passed away September 4, 2022, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  Funeral services were Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Big Hill Baptist Church, with Rev. Trey Kelley officiating.  Burial was at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.

Mr. Ricky Jones

Mr. Ricky Jones, 56 of Pickensville, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2022 at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Tirangle in Columbus, MS. Public Visitation was held Thursday, September 1, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Graveside Homegoing Celebration was Friday, September 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in New Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Carrollton.

Marie Perkins

Marie Perkins, age 92, of West Point, Mississippi died August 28, 2022 after a short stay at Northside Hospital Cherokee in Canton, Georgia. Her final resting place will be Egger Cemetery in Caledonia, Mississippi. A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future

Deacon Willie James Murry

Deacon Willie James “Po Boy” Murry of Aliceville passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at his residence. Public Visitation was held Friday, August 26, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration Honoring the Life of Mr. Murry was Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at Dancy First Baptist Church. Interment was in Dancy First Baptist Church Cemetery.

Philip Gregory Robbins


Phillip Gregory Robbins, age 38, of Carrollton, AL passed away on August 13, 2022. At DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, AL. Funeral services were on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. at Carrollton Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Heard officiating. A private burial followed at Carrollton Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation followed the service at the church.                                                                                                                                                             

Stephen John Durel, Jr.


Stephen John Durel, Jr., of Northport passed away on August 13, 2022 at his residence. Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at Magnolia Chapel North. Graveside Service was held Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Carrollton City Cemetery.

 

Jennifer Diane Criswell


Jennifer Diane Criswell, age 74, of Reform, AL passed away at her home surrounded by her family on August 15, 2022.  Funeral services were 11:00 am Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Smith officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.

Tommie Lee “Sticks” Binion


Tommie Lee “Sticks” Binion of Aliceville, Alabama, passed away on Tuesday August 16, 2022 at his residence. Public visitation will take place on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Homegoing Celebration honoring th elife anf legacy of Mr. Binion will be Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the James and Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel of Lavender’s Funeral Service. Interment will be in Dancy First Babtist Church.

 

Patsy Jean Spain

Patsy Jean Spain, of Aliceville,  passed away on August 7, 2022 at her residence. Funeral Services were heald on Wednesday August 10, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Dogwood Chapel. Burial followed in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.

 

John L. Rominger

John L. Rominger age 91, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Bethany Hospice House in Auburn, AL. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Forest Community Cemetery in Ethelsville, AL.

Martha Annette Driver

Martha Annette Driver, 51, of Carrollton passed away on August 8, 2022 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Public Visitation was held on Wednesday August 10, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Skelton Funeral Home.