Obituaries

Carrie June Bailey Holley

Carrie June Bailey Holley, 84, of  Gordo, died  May 1, 2019 at Hospice of West Alabama.          

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 at Gordo First Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Powell  officiating.   Burial will follow in Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation will be Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to service at the church.

Cora Elizabeth Haynie

Cora Elizabeth Haynie, 85, of Aliceville, passed away on April 30, 2019 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Services were on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Dogwood Chapel with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. The presiding clergy was Rev. Tim Alexander and the location of burial is Magnolia Church Gardens.

Shirley Moorhead Simpson

Shirley Moorhead Simpson, 74, of McShan, Ala. passed away on April 26, 2019 at the Hospice of West Alabama. Services were held on April 28, 2019 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel. The presiding clergy was Rev. Kevin Taylor and the location of burial is Bethel Cemetery  in the Stansel community.

Annie Mae Richardson “Sis” Williams

Annie Mae Richardson “Sis” Williams, 78, of Carrollton, passed away on April 29, 2019 at her residence. There was no public visitation for Mrs. Williams on Monday, May 6, 2019 at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Going Home Celebration was on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Carrollton, and interment was in Sinai Cemetery, 6663 Franconia Rd., also in Carrollton. Rev. James Bush, Pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church was the eulogist.

Leigh Ann McDaniel

Leigh Ann McDaniel, age 47, of Muscle Shoals, went home to be with the Lord on Good Friday, April 19, 2019.  The family will receive friends for visitation on Monday, April 22, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at York Terrace Baptist Church, 1401 E. 30th Street, Sheffield, AL.  The funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m.  A second service will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at Carrollton United Methodist Church, at 11:00 a.m.  The family will receive friends at Carrollton for one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in Marvin Chapel Cemetery.

William R. Malone

William R. Malone, 92, of Reform, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Services were held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Mike Hall was the presiding clergy and the location of burial is at Graham Memorial Cemetery.

Roy Oliver Pullen

Roy Oliver Pullen, 80, of Reform, passed away on April 23, 2019 at Arbor Woods Health & Rehab in Reform. Services were held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Big Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Trey Kelley was the presiding clergy and the location of burial is at the Big Hill Baptist Church cemetery.

John Henry “Bear” Ball ​​​​​​​

John Henry “Bear” Ball, 71, of Aliceville passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Public visitation for Mr. Ball was Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Going Home Celebration for Mr. Ball was Friday, April 26, 2019 in the James & Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel of Lavender’s Funeral Service. Interment was in B.B. Chapel C.M.E. Church Cemetery, in Pickensville. Rev. Willie James Lavender, Pastor of Union Valley Baptist Church was the eulogist.

Willie Daniel “Sonny” Ray

Willie Daniel “Sonny” Ray, age 75, of  Carrollton, AL  took his heavenly flight on April 10, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services were held Friday, April 12, 2019 at  Cross Roads Baptist Church in Carrollton with  Rev. Shawn McDaniel and Rev. Joe Fondren officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister Bonnie Sue Ray; stepmother, Marine Ray and sister-in-law, Joyce Ray.

Jesus Alfredo Tejeda

Mr. Jesus Alfredo Tejeda, age 43, passed away April 10th, 2019, in Northport, AL. Services were held on April 19th, 2019, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Earnest Herman Burton

Mr. Earnest Herman Burton, 76, passed away on April 14th, 2019, in Carrollton. Services were held at 12:00pm on April 20, 2019, at Miles Chapel C.M.E Church in Reform. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

William “Buddy” Bonner

William Bonner, 70, of Aliceville, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Public visitation for Bonner will be Friday, April 19 at Lavender’s  Funeral Service. The Going Home Celebration for Mr. Bonner was Saturday, April 20th in the James & Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel Lavender’s Funeral Service, 11233 Highway 17 South, in Aliceville.Bonner’s interment will be in Good Hope Cemetery on Bethany Town Road in Aliceville. Reverend Rodney Shamery, Pastor of Good Hope Baptist Church was the eulogist.

Hilton Vice Hammond

Hilton Vice Hammond left this world at 7:07 AM on April 9, 2019 at the age of 99 years, 2 months and 19 days old.  Funeral services will be 10:00 am Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joyce Snyder and Mrs. Hammond’s daughter, Ginger Boatwright officiating.  Burial will follow in Unity Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation will be immediately following the service at the funeral home.

Nellie Fay Mills

Nellie Fay  Mills, age 92, of  Gordo, AL died April 3, 2019 at Arbor Woods Health & Rehab.Funeral services will be 11:00 am Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Mills officiating.   Burial will follow in Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Roland Mills, her daughters, Sharon Haile and Brenda Allen,  her parents, nine sisters and four brothers.

James Pugh, Sr.

James Pugh, Sr. age 88, of Fayette passed away Saturday, March 16, 2019. There will be a graveside service Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Elder Tim McCool officiating.

Mr. Pugh was preceded in death by James Edward Pugh and Zadie Bobo Pugh.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Helen Robertson Pugh; daughter, Judy Pugh Jones (Terrell); son, James Bernell Pugh, Jr. (Jackie); brother, Roland Pugh (Donna); nine grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Winston Robertson

Winston Robertson, 77, of Gordo, passed away at his residence on April 11, 2019. Services were held at Sardis Free Will Baptist Church on Sunday, April 14, 2019. The presiding clergy was Rev. Jackie Adcox, Rev. Roger Lucas, and Rev. Dan Turman. Robertson’s location of burial the Sardis Free Will Baptist Church cemetery. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directed the funeral.

Bettye Jean “Bettye Boop” Davis

Bettye Jean “Bettye Boop” Davis, 71, of Carrollton passed away at her residence on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The public visitation of Ms. Davis was Friday, April 5 at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Going Home Celebration was Saturday, April 6 at Salem Missionary Baptist Church, 30 Cedar Drive in Carrollton. Interment was at Spiller Cemetery on Sapps Road, which is also in Carrollton. Reverend Tracy Hill, Pastor of Salem Missionary Baptist Church was the Eulogist.

Bryan Scott Jordan

Mr. Bryan Scott Jordan, age 55, passed away on April 2nd, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. Visitation was held on April 4th, 2019 at Little Hurricane Baptist Church in Brookwood, Ala. Burial followed on April 5th, 2019, at Little Hurricane Baptist Church Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Jane Ramsey Kay

In the Providence of Almighty God, Jane Ramsey Kay, age 97, of Aliceville, Alabama was called to her eternal home of March 30, 2019 A.D.  A memorial service thanking the Lord for her life, took take place at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Aliceville, Alabama on  Wednesday April 3, 2019.  The service was led by her former Pastor, the Rev. Jason Housewright of Syracuse, New York with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform Directing.  Visitation was immediately following the service in the church sanctuary.

James Christopher “Chris” Pugh

James Christopher “Chris” Pugh, age 49 of Reform, Ala. died April 1, 2019 at Northport Medical Center.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019 at New Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Hall  officiating. Burial followed in Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was after the service at the church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Tara N. Pugh and his father, James Harold Pugh.

Reva Marie Jaynes

Reva Marie Jaynes, age 81, of Ethelsville, Ala. died March 31, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Miss.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Ethelsville Baptist Church with Bro. David Westmoreland and Bro. Mel Howton officiating. Burial followed in the Ethelsville  Community Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was Tuesday,  from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body lay in state 30 minutes prior to the service at the church.

Betty Coward Oglesby

Betty Coward Oglesby, 75, of McShan, passed away on March 28, 2019 at the Hospice of West Alabama. Services were held at Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church on Sunday, March 31st. The presiding clergy was Kevin Turner and Mrs. Oglesby’s interment was in the church cemetary.

Oglesby is preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Joe Earl Oglesby, her parents, three sisters; Dot Melton, Virginia Perrigin, and Edna Wright; four nephews, Ronnie Wright, Jimmy Wright, Stanley Johnson, and Ronnie Shaw.

Catherine Latham

Ms. Catherine Latham, age 72, passed away on March 14, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, AL. A public visitation was held on March 21, 2019, at Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel in Reform. Services were held on March 22, 2019, at New Providence Baptist Church in Carrollton. Burial followed at New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Mayco Angel Tzoy Ulin

Mayco Angel Tzoy Ulin, age 10, passed away on March 15, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, AL. Services were held on March 23, 2019, at Northport Church of God in Northport, AL. Burial followed at Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Cozell Washington

Mr. Cozell Washington, age 77, of Aliceville, passed away on March 19, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, AL.  Services were held on March 25, 2019, at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Carrollton, AL. Burial followed at BB Chapel CME Church Cemetery in Pickensville with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Bruce Wayne Pater

Bruce Wayne Pater, age 70, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., passed away on March 21, 2019, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services were held at 2 p.m. on March 30, 2019, at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Northport Funeral & Cremation Service.

Robert Earl Miller

Mr. Robert Earl Miller, 86, of Gordo, passed away on March 25, 2019 at his residence. The public visitation for Mr. Robert Earl Miller was Friday, March 29 at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Going Home Celebration was Saturday, March 30 at New Home Baptist Church in Gordo. Interment of Mr. Miller was at Sand Hill Cemetery, 5622 Reform-Gordo Road in Gordo. Reverend Christopher Wayne Davis, Pastor of New Home Baptist Church was the Eulogist.

Emily LeighAnn Hallman

Ms. Emily LeighAnn Hallman, 24, of Tuscaloosa, passed away on March 7, 2019. Funeral Services were held on March 15, 2019 at Christian Union Church in Brookwood, Ala. Burial followed at Christian Union Church Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

 

Catharene Thomas

Ms. Catharene Thomas, 62, passed away on March 8, 2019, in Tuscaloosa. A public visitation was held March 15, 2019, at Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel in Reform. Funeral Services were held on March 16, 2019 at the Pickens County High School Auditorium. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Dora S. Layton

Mrs. Dora S. Layton, 91, of Aliceville passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton. The public visitation for Mrs. Dora Layton was on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Lavender’s Funeral Service and the Going Home Celebration was on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Aliceville. Interment was at Mt. Hebron Church Cemetery, 2463 Franconia Road in Aliceville, and Reverend James C. Wright, Pastor of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church was the Eulogist.

 

Sharon Patterson

Sharon Anne Ambrose Patterson, age 67, of Aberdeen, MS, passed away peacefully with her children and family by her side on Monday, March 11, 2019 at Trinity Healthcare Center in Columbus, MS. Services were held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Aberdeen First Baptist Church; burial followed at Graham Memorial Cemetery in Reform.

Sharon was born on Monday, May 28, 1951 in Tuscaloosa, AL to the late William Thomas and Ellie Dee Jackson Ambrose. She was a devout Christian and member of First Baptist Church in Aberdeen, MS.

Mattie Jean Gibson

It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Ms. Mattie Jean Gibson, 75, of Aliceville, Alabama on Sunday, March 3, 2019, at her residence.

Public visitation for Ms. Mattie Jean Gibson was Friday, March 8, 2019 at Lavender’s Funeral Service.

Interment was at Magnolia Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 9654 Highway 14, also in Aliceville. Reverend Dr. Lonnie Weaver is the Pastor of New Canaan Baptist Church. Reverend Antwon Plott, Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Alabama, was the Eulogist.

Davante Prewitt

Mr. Devante Prewitt, age 26, passed away on March 2, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, AL. A Funeral Service was held on March 9, 2019, at Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel in Northport, AL., with burial to following at Oak Ridge Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Tristan Paul Broadrick

Mr. Tristan Broadrick, age 33, passed away on March 2, 2019, in Tuscaloosa, AL. Services were held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Tabaskin Samuel Dykes

Mr. Tabaskin Samuel Dykes, age 39, passed away on March 6, 2019, in Jefferson, AL. A Funeral Service was held on March 14, 2019, at Morning Star Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. Burial followed at Holt Community Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Bobbie Lee McCrary

Bobbie Lee McCrary, 81 of Reform, died on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Colonial Haven Care & Rehabilitation in Greensboro, Alabama.

Public visitation for Mr. Bobbie Lee McCrary was Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Lavender’s Funeral Service.

Interment was in McCrary Cemetery, 106 Unity Grove Road, also in Reform. Reverend Joseph Randolph is the Pastor of Unity Grove Baptist Church. Reverend Dr. Stanley McCrary was the Eulogist.

Donald ‘Pee Wee’ Layton

It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mr. Donald ‘Pee Wee’ Layton, 56 of Aliceville, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at his residence.

Public visitation for Mr. Donald Layton was Friday, March 15, 2019 at Lavender’s Funeral Service. Interment was in New Salem Church Cemetery, 364 New Salem Road, also in Aliceville. Reverend Dr. Herman Peters, the Pastor of New Salem Baptist Church was the Eulogist.

Regina Lajoyce Parker Clark

Ms. Regina Lajoyce Parker Clark, age 40, of Pickensville, passed away on February 26, 2019. A Graveside Service was held on March 2, 2019 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Pickensville, with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Mattie Jean Gibson

It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Ms. Mattie Jean Gibson of Aliceville on Sunday, March 3, 2019 at her residence.

The public visitation for Ms. Mattie Jean Gibson was Friday, March 8, 2019 at Lavender’s Funeral Service.

The Going Home Celebration for Ms. Mattie Jean Gibson was Saturday, March 9, 2019 at New Canaan Baptist Church, Wilson Road in Aliceville. The body of Ms. Gibson lied in state in the church one hour prior to the service.

Billy Ray Bonner

Billy Ray Bonner, age 77, of Millport, AL died  March 5, 2019 at the Pickens County Medical Center.           

Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. March  9, 2019 at  Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Long and  Rev. Dan Finney officiating. Burial followed in Arbor Springs Cemetery with Skelton Funeral

Home of Reform directing. Visitation was Friday March 8th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jerry W. Bonner; brother-in-law, Truman Hardy and nephew, Jerome Hardy.

Mary Frances Cousette

It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mrs. Mary Frances Cousette of Aliceville, on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Saint Vincent’s Hospital East in Birmingham.

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Public visitation for Mrs. Mary Frances Cousette will be Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service.

Bobby Carl Moss

Bobby Carl Moss, age 81, of Mobile, Ala. died  February 25, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center. 

A  Memorial Service was held  11:00 am Saturday, March  2, 2019 at Spring Hill Baptist Church,  2 South McGregor Ave., Mobile, Ala. 36608 with Rev. Dr. Jerry Gunnells,  Rev. Terry Richey and  Rev. Dr. Rob Hatfield officiating.  A private graveside service was held at Graham Memorial Cemetery in Reform, Ala. with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.  

Hubert Earl Harless

Hubert Earl Harless, 82, passed away at his residence in Carrollton on February 28, 2019. Services were held at West End Baptist Church in Aliceville on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 2 p.m. Rev. Jack House and Rev. Jim Robinson was the presiding clergy and the burial was at Marvin Chapel Cemetery. Harless’s visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church at Skelton Funeral Home of Reform.

James E. Floyd

James E. Floyd, age 90, of Gordo, Ala., passed away February 23, 2019, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services were 11 a.m. Monday, February 25, 2019, at Reform First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jerry Douglas and George McLaurine officiating. Burial followed in Gordo City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was one hour prior and immediately following the service. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank Floyd, Claude Floyd and Charles Floyd; and sisters, Kathleen May, Doris Elmore, Marjorie Davis and Sara Murphy.

Kathy Denise Kelley

Kathy Denise Kelley, age 60, of Reform, Ala., died February 22, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2019, at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Shelton and Rev. Steve Kelley officiating. Burial followed in Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was one hour prior and immediately following the service. 

She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Joy Kelley; and two brothers-in-law, Derrell Holley and David Burkhalter.

Danny Lett

Mr. Danny Lett, 57, of Tuscaloosa, AL., passed away on February 25, 2019, in Northport. A Memorial Service was held on March 3rd, 2019 at Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel in Northport, Ala.

David J. Forgac

Mr. David J. Forgac of Tuscaloosa, Ala., formerly of Youngstown, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on February 22, 2019 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, AL., at the age of 65. The Memorial Service was held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel in Northport, Ala.