Obituaries

William Curry Sr.

Mr. William Curry Sr., 77, of Columbus, MS, passed away Sunday, July 30, 2023, at his residence. Public Visitation was Friday, August 4, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Carrollton. Interment followed the funeral service in the churches cemetery, with Rev. Samuel Cole as the Eulogist.

William Odis Sims, Jr.

William Odis Sims, Jr., age 64, of Reform, AL passed away July 15, 2023 at his residence.  Memorial services were 1:00 pm Saturday, July 22, 2023 at New Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Hall officiating.

Regenia “GG” Newton-Walker

Mrs. Regenia “GG” Newton-Walker, 66, of Panola, passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2023, while in the loving companionship of her beloved husband and family. Public Visitation was Friday, July 21, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Saturday, July 22, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Zion Valley Missionary Baptist Church in Panola. Interment followed the funeral service in the church cemetery, with Rev. Marvin Earl Washington as the Eulogist.

Charles Ray McDaniel

Charles Ray McDaniel, age 84, of Reform, AL passed away July 16, 2023 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.  Funeral services were 10:00 am Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Shelton officiating.  Burial followed in Arbor Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation followed the service at the funeral  home.

Harold Davis

Harold Davis, age 93, of Gordo, AL passed away July 19, 2023 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa.  Funeral services were 11:00 am Monday, July 24, 2023 at Cornerstone Global Methodist Church in Gordo with Elder Tim McCool and Rev. Marvin McCormick officiating. Burial followed in Gordo City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was 6 - 8 pm Sunday, July 23, 2023 at the funeral home.

Lucy Bell Prude

Ms. Lucy Bell Prude, 72, of Carrollton, passed away Monday, July 10, 2023, while in the loving care of her son and daughter in Ethelsville. Public Visitation was Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Spring Hill Baptist Church in Carrollton. Interment followed the funeral in the church cemetery, with Rev. Samuel Cole as the Eulogist.

Sarah Nell Jacobs

Sarah Nell Jacobs, age 85, of Aliceville, AL passed away June 25, 2023 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home.  Memorial services were held 11:00 am Monday, July  3, 2023 at Dogwood Chapel with Bro.

Mr. Hubbert T. Collie

Mr. Hubbert T. Collie, 86, of Pickensville, passed away Monday, July 3, 2023, at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Public Visitation will be Friday, July 14, 2023, from 1:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Lavender's Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration will be Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Beebe Chapel C.M.E. Church in Pickensville. Interment will be in the church cemetery, with Rev. Robert W. Jackson Jr. as the Eulogist.

Chief Kendrick L. Barnes

Chief Kendrick L. Barnes, 37, of Aliceville, passed away on June 26, 2023. Funeral service for Chief Barnes was held on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Mount Hebron Baptist Church in Aliceville, Al. Interment followed at New Cemetery in Aliceville, Al., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Amelia McDaniel Freeman

Amelia McDaniel Freeman, age 70, of Carrollton, AL passed away June 26, 2023 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.  Funeral services were 2:00 pm Friday June 30, 2023 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobby Boothe and Rev. Charlie Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Betty Eaves Dodd

Betty Eaves Dodd, age 77, of Ashville, AL passed away June 19, 2023 at Ascension St. Vincent’s St. Clair Hospital in Pell City, AL.  Funeral services were 2:00 pm Friday, June 23, 2023 at Dogwood Chapel with Bro. David Blakney officiating.  Burial  followed in Magnolia Memorial Gardens in Aliceville with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at Dogwood Chapel, 200 5th St. NE in Aliceville.

Patricia Cabiness

Mrs. Patricia Cabiness, age 77 of Tuscaloosa, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2023 at Heritage Healthcare and Rehab.

Graveside service will be held Monday, June 12, 2023 at 11-A.M. from El Bethel (Buncomb) Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Billy and Delilah Hardin Gwin, and her husband: Nelson Cabiness.

Fred Baker

Fred Baker, age 102, of Aliceville passed away June 25, 2023 at the VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.  Funeral services were 10:00 am Friday, June 30, 2023 at Panola United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Gene Lankford 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.

Royal “Hammer” McMullen

Mr. Royal “Hammer” McMullen, 71, of Aliceville, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at DCH Regional in Tuscaloosa. Public Visitation was Friday, June 23, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Bigbee Baptist Church in Aliceville. Interment was in New Cemetery, also in Aliceville, with Rev Larry Lanier as the Eulogist.

Nellie Lee Prude Noland

Mrs. Nellie Lee Prude Noland, 72, of Ethelsville, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2023, at her residence. Public Visitation was Friday, June 23, 2023, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 12:00 noon at Elbethel Baptist Church in Ethelsville. Interment was in Christian Hope Cemetery in Reform, with Reverend Jessie Noland as the Eulogist.

Patricia Ann “Pat” McMilian Svedahl

Patricia Ann “Pat” McMilian Svedahl, age 69, of Gordo, AL passed away June 10, 2023 at Fayette Medical Center. Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church of Reform with Bro. George McLaurine officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform di- recting. Visitation will follow the service at the church.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 32 years, Milt Svedahl and her parents, Harold McMilian and Anna Sentell McMilian.

Royal “Hammer” McMullen

Mr. Royal “Hammer” McMullen, 71, of Aliceville, passed away Wednesdday, June 14, 2023, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Public Visitation will be Friday, June 23, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration will be Saturday, June 24, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Bigbee Baptist Church. Interment will be in New Cemetery with Minister Dean- gelo Crowell as the Eulogist.

Jane Loretta Burke Ammerman

STARKVILLE - Jane Loretta (Burke) Ammerman died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, June 10 in Starkville. She was born November 27, 1923 in Dugger, Indiana and was the daughter of Jack and Annie Burke.

She attended elementary and high school in Dugger schools, where she met her future husband, Gale, in the seventh grade.

She married “the love of her life” during World War II on September 26, 1943. She remained in Dug- ger, working in the family country store until reunited with her husband at the end of the war.

Jerry Laverne Vails

Jerry Laverne Vails, age 70, of Reform, AL passed away May 29, 2023 at his residence. Memorial services were 6:00 pm Saturday, June 3, 2023 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel in Reform. A short vis- itation followed the service.

George Odis Swedenburg

George Odis Swedenburg, age 79, of Ethelsville, AL passed away June 6, 2023 at Arbor Woods Health & Rehab in Reform. Visitation was held from 6 - 8 pm Friday, June 9, 2023 at Skelton Funeral Home in Reform.

Robert Lewis Locke

Mr. Robert Lewis Locke, 67, of Pickensville, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2023, at Baptist Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Public Visitation was Friday, June 9, 2023, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Saturday, June 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Pickensville. Interment was in Beebe Chapel Church Cemetery, also in Pickensville, with Rev. Henry Williams, Jr. as The Eulogist.

Albert Lewis Lee

Albert Lewis Lee, 91, of Columbus, MS passed away Monday, June 5, 2023, at Windsor Place.

Visitation will be Friday, June 9, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. The funeral service will follow at 11:00 AM at Lowndes Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Gillon officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS with Lowndes Funeral Home directing.

Kenna Price Noonan

Kenna Price Noonan, age 73, of Reform, AL passed away May 25, 2023 at Arbor Woods Health & Rehab. Funeral services were 11:00 am Friday, June 2, 2023 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Hall officiating. Burial followed at Graham Memorial Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was one hour prior and after the service at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Harold Price.

Murray Blackwell McMillian

Murray Blackwell McMillian, age 87, of Reform, AL passed away May 27, 2023 at Baptist Memo- rial Hospital in Columbus, MS. Graveside services were 3:00 pm Friday, June 2, 2023 at Graham Me- morial Cemetery with Bro. Wes Jones officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. A short visitation followed the service at the graveside.

Bobby L. “Bob” Little

Mr. Bobby L. “Bob” Little, 68, of Aliceville, passed away Sunday, May 28, 2023, at his residence. Public Visitation was Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Saturday, June 4, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Aliceville City Hall. Interment was in Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Aliceville.

Donald Edward Hodge

Donald Edward Hodge, age 62, of Gordo, AL passed away May 30, 2023 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carson Hodge and Shirley Cole Snow and nephew, Carson Sanford.

Margaret Noland Acker

Margaret Noland Acker, age 86, of Carrollton, AL died peacefully in her home on May 27, 2023 sur- rounded by her family. Funeral services were 3:00 pm Thursday, June 1, 2023 at Carrollton United Methodist Church with Rev. Bobby Boothe, Rev. Shawn McDaniel and Jacob Acker officiating. Burial followed in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was from 1:00 - 3:00 pm Thursday at the church.

Marie Hurst Skelton

Marie Hurst Skelton, age 85, of Demopolis, AL passed away May 24, 2023 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Demopolis with Rev. Scott Stevens and Rev. Tyler Gresham officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation will follow the service at the graveside

James Lee Dickerson

Retired Marine James Lee “Bud” Dickerson, 66, of Aliceville, passed away Monday, May 15, 2023, at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Public Visitation was Thursday, May 25, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Graveside Home Going Celebration was Friday, May 26, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., in Bethany Town Cemetery in Aliceville.

 

 

Richard Harris Hall, Jr.

Richard Harris Hall, Jr., age 78, of Carrollton, AL passed away May 23, 2023 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, MS. Funeral services were 10:00 am Friday, May 26, 2023 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with James Ivan Hall officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation followed the service at the funeral home.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Recal McCool; brother-in-law, Jay McCool and nephew, Ronnie McCool.

Eden Lauren Shepherd

Eden Lauren Shepherd, age 3, of Tuscaloosa, AL passed away May 14, 2023 at Children’s of Alabama in Birmingham, AL. Graveside services were 10:00 am Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Hannah Church Cemetery in Gordo with Pastor Troy Nicholson officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform di- recting. A short visitation followed the graveside in the church sanctuary. A Celebration of Life for Eden was held 6:00 pm Sunday May 21, 2023 at Northport Baptist Church.

Willie Bob “Bubba” Crowell

Deacon Willie Bob “Bubba” Crowell, 81, of Aliceville, passed away Friday, May 5, 2023, at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Public Visitation was on Monday, May 15, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The ̇come Going Celebration was Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 12:00 noon at Bigbee Baptist Church in Aliceville. Interment was in Bigbee Baptist Church Cemetery with Minister Deangelo Crowell as the Eulogist.

William Herbert Gates, Sr.

William Herbert Gates, Sr., age 101, of Jasper, AL passed away May 4, 2023 at his residence. Funeral services were 11:00 am Monday, May 8, 2023 at Spring Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. John P. Gates officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was one hour prior to the services at the church.

Vernon “Bay Buddy” Miller

Mr. Vernon “Bay Buddy” Miller Sr., of Aliceville, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at DCH Re- gional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Public Visitation was Friday, May 5, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 12:00 noon, at First Baptist Church in Aliceville. Interment was in New Cemetery, also in Aliceville, with Rev. Terrence E. Windham, Pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Columbus as the Eulogist.

Peggy Ann McGarity

Peggy Ann McGarity, age 78, of Aliceville, AL, formerly of Cottondale, AL passed away May 1, 2023 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were 2:00 pm Thursday, May 4, 2023 at Arbor Springs Baptist Church in Reform with Rev. Larry Shelton 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.

Newell Harper Moss

Newell Harper Moss, age 76, of Gordo, AL passed away April 19, 2023 at UAB Hospital Palliative Care in Birmingham, AL. Funeral services were 11:00 am Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn Kennedy and Rev. Jordan Lollar officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation followed the service at the church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Brantley Moss and Wendell Moss and sister, Jamelle Moss Sutton.

Michael Burrows McGee

Michael Burrows McGee, age 59, of Carrollton, AL passed away April 26, 2023 at his home in Car- rollton, AL. Graveside services were 2:00 pm Friday, April 28, 2023 at Carrollton City Cemetery with Bro. Robert Heard and Bro. Trey Reece officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation followed the service at Carrollton Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Melba McGee; grandparents, Prude and Bessie McGee and Phillip and Nellie Albright; brother, Bill McGee; nephew, Greg Robbins and, great-nephew, Carter McGee.

Theadore “Ted Jr.” Cleveland Jr.

Mr. Theadore “Ted Jr.” Cleveland Jr., 57, of Aliceville, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2023, at his residence. The Wake was held Friday, April 28, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Fu- neral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 12:00 noon in The Chucky Mullins Center in Russellville, AL, with Reverend Quienton Prude, Pastor of Providence Baptist Church in Aliceville, as the Eulogist. Interment was in Luke Town Cemetery, also in Russellville.

Glenda Fay Sprinkle

Glenda Fay Sprinkle, age 74, of Aliceville, AL passed away April 19, 2023 at Hospice of West Ala- bama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Funeral services were Monday, April 24, 2023 at West End Baptist Church with Bro. Jim Robinson officiating. Burial followed in Union Chapel Cemetery in Carrollton with Skel- ton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was one hour prior and after the service at the church.

Newell Harper Moss

Newell Harper Moss, age 76, of Gordo, AL passed away April 19, 2023 at UAB Hospital Palliative Care in Birmingham, AL. Funeral services were 11:00 am Saturday, April 22, 2023 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn Kennedy and Rev. Jordan Lollar officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was after the service at the church.

Hazel Lena Atkins Jones

Hazel Lena Atkins Jones, age 85, of Reform, AL passed away April 19, 2023 at Northport Medical Center. Funeral services were 4:00 pm Sunday, April 23, 2023 at New Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Hall officiating. Burial followed in Arbor Springs Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Re- form directing. Visitation was one hour prior and immediately following the service at the church.

Tammy Terrell Harrison

Ms. Tammy Terrell Harrison, 48, of Aliceville (Panola), passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Public Visitation was Friday, April 21, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Lavender's Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Galilee Baptist Church in Panola. Interment was in the church cemetery with Rev. Dr. Bob Nelson Little as the Eulogist.

William Gordon “Peanut” Galbreath

William Gordon “Peanut” Galbreath, age 94, of Gordo, Al passed away April 20, 2023 at his resi- dence. Funeral services were 2:00 pm Sunday, April 23, 2023 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Shawn McDaniel and Bro. Adam Homan officiating. Burial followed in Greenhill Memorial Gar- dens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Petro Fowler Jr.

Mr. Petro "P-Love" Fowler Jr., 52, of Carrollton, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2023, at his residence. Public Visitation was Friday, April 21, 2023, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Lavender's Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Aliceville City Hall. Interment was in New Cemetery in Aliceville with Rev. Calvin Johnson as the Eulogist.

Mary Dean Goodman Watkins

Mary Dean Goodman Watkins, age 87, of Echola, AL passed away April 7, 2023 at DCH Regional Medical Center.  Funeral services were 2:00 pm Monday, April 10, 2023 at Dunns Creek Baptist Church with Bro. Randall Lynn and Bro. Glen Kennedy 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.

Jerry Nelson Shepherd

Jerry Nelson Shepherd, age 82, of Northport, AL passed away April 13, 2023 at his residence.  Funeral services were 11:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL with Pastor Will McGee and Pastor Tony Smithson officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and half-brother, Dayton Shepherd, Jr.

Santha “Sandy” Sauceman

Santha “Sandy” Sauceman, age 82, of Carrollton, AL passed away April 10, 2023 at here daughter’s residence in Reform.  Funeral services were 3:00 pm Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Hall officiating.  Burial followed in Carrollton City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.   Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
 

Thelma Smith

Ms. Thelma Smith, 93, of Livingston, Alabama, formerly of Panola, Alabama, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2023, in Saginaw, Michigan. Public Visitation was held Friday, April 14, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The Home Going Celebration was Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. at Greater Salem A.M.E. Zion Church in Panola. Interment was in the church cemetery, with Rev. Arthur Gilliam as the Eulogist.
 

Clarence Adolph “Jack’ Sanders, Jr.

Clarence Adolph “Jack’ Sanders, Jr., age 82, of Guin, AL passed away April 7, 2023 at Sunset Manor in Guin.  Funeral services were 1:00 pm Friday, April 14, 2023 at Guin First Baptist Church with Bro. Zane Miles and Bro. Kenny Hatcher officiating.  Burial followed in Gordo City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was   5 - 7 pm Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Guin First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Scott Duncan.

Travis Daniel Hudson

Travis Daniel Hudson, age 36, of Prattville, AL passed away April 7, 2023 in Lowndes County, Alabama.  Funeral services were 3:00 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. James Godsey and Judy Elmore officiating.  Burial followed in Graham Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.