Obituaries

Linda Gail Wheat

Linda Gail Wheat, 71, of Gordo, died November 24, 2018 at Forest Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at Sardis Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Latham officiating. Burial was at Sardis Freewill Baptist church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Joyce Cornelia Elrod

Joyce Cornelia Elrod, 60, of Vernon, Ala., formerly of Reform, died November 26, 2018 at Generations of Vernon. A graveside service was held November 29, 2018 at Graham Memorial Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray West Elrod and Dovie Elizabeth McPherson Elrod.

Allen L. Conner

Deacon Allen L. “Big Hurt” Conner, 45, of Aliceville died November 20, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Miss. Funeral services were held December 1, 2018 at Spirit and Truth Pentecostal Church with Rev. Nellie Woods officiating. Burial was at New Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Marie Auguste Hernandez

Marie Auguste Hernandez, 96, of Aliceville, died November 28, 2018 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were held December 1, 2018 at West End Baptist Church with Rev. Jack House and Rev. Jim Richardson officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lawton, Oklahoma at a later date.

Gary Ellis Plunkett

Gary Ellis Plunkett, 54, of Aliceville, died November 28, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services were held December 2, 2018 at Clinton Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Stephens officiating. Burial was at Clinton Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Alta Haynie Davis

Alta Haynie Davis, age 92, of Tuscaloosa, AL died November 23, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.   A Funeral Mass was held Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Rick Chenault officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. There will be a private family service at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. 

Mildred Clayton Perrigin

Mildred Clayton Perrigin, age 91, of Ethelsville, died November 22, 2018 at Sansing Country Home. Funeral services were held November 25, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Taylor officiating. Burial followed at Union Hill Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, David Austin Perrigin, an infant son, and her parents.

James Edward Wilder

James Edward “Blood” Wilder, 68, of Anniston, Ala., died November 11, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services were held November 24, 2018 at New Bethany Primitive Baptist Church in Aliceville officiated by Minister Kenny Kirkland. Burial was at Shedd Hill Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Evelyn Wilkins Sims

Evelyn Wilkins Sims, 86, of Gordo, died November 20, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held November 23, 2018 at Gordo First Baptist Church and officiated by Rev. Pat Powell and Rev. James Swedenburg. Burial took place at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Woodrow sims; her parents; brother, Earl Wilkins (Judy); and sisters, Louise Wilkins Bradley (Everett) and Alene Wilkins Peeks (DeRoy).

Charles Norman Abston Jr.

Charles Norman Abston Jr., 81, of Aliceville, died November 14, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral services were held November 17, 2018 at Dogwood Chapel with Rev. Mike Ezelle officiating. Burial was at Magnolia Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Juanita Johnson

Juanita “Neat” Johnson, 88, of Aliceville, died November 9, 2018 at North Hill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Birmingham. Funeral services were held November 17, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Aliceville, with Rev. Timothy L. Martin, Sr., officiating. Burial was at New Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Ruby Jackson Miller

Ruby Jackson Miller, 70, of Birmingham, formerly of Aliceville, died November 7, 2018 at Eastview Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Birmingham. Funeral services were held November 12, 2018 at First Baptist Church, Aliceville with Rev. Szymanski Fields officiating. Burial was at New Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Franklin Warren Thomas

Franklin Warren Thomas, 79, of Aliceville, died November 1, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held November 5, 2018 at Dogwood Chapel with Rev. Charlie Wilson officiating. Burial was at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Janet Marie Johnson

Janet Marie Johnson, 63, died November 1, 2018 at home. Funeral services were held November  4, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Finney and Rev. Hunter Fields officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.                                                                                                                                          

She was preceded in death by her mother, Barbara Caulley and her sister, Bev Taylor.                      

Marion Louise Pate

Marion Louise Pate, 87, of Aliceville, died October 30, 2018 at Sansing Country Home. At Marion’s request, a private family service was held November 2, 2018 at Dogwood Chapel with Rev. Mike Griffin officiating. Burial followed in Magnolia Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Pate; her parents; a number of brothers and sisters; her niece, Margaret Ann Finch; and great-nephew, Wesley Stewart.

David Lee Gilmore

David Lee Gilmore, 58, of Pickensville, died October 29, 2018 at his residence. Graveside services were held October 31, 2018 at Friendship Cemetery in Columbus, Miss., with Rev. Tim Jones officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Diallo K. Spencer

Diallo K. “Debo” Spencer, 38, of Aliceville, died October 22, 2018 at Pickens County Medical Center. Funeral services were held October 27, 2018 at New Canaan Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy McClung and Rev. Hugh L. Spencer Sr. officiating. Burial was at New Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Commiedore Roland

Funeral services for Commiedore Roland, 91, of Meridian, Miss., were held October 27, 2018 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Carrollton with Rev. Marcus Wright officiating. Burial was at Spiller Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Sallie Kirkland Sherrod

Sallie Kirkland Sherrod, 80, of Aliceville, died October 19, 2018 in Northport, Ala. Funeral services were held October 23, 2018 at Macedonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church with Rev. Willie Fulgham officiating. Burial was at Shedd Hill Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Thelma Ray Elmore Coward

Thelma Ray Elmore Coward, 87, of Gordo, died October 24, 2018 at Arbor Woods Health & Rehab. Funeral services were held October 27, 2018 at Gordo First Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Powell officiating. Burial was at Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dewey G. Coward; her parents; eight sisters and four brothers.

Debra Ann Byrd

Debra Ann Byrd, 55, of Reform, died October 10, 2018 at UAB Medical Center in Birmingham. Graveside services were held October 17, 2018 at Baptist Home Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Reform.

Roger Raymon Tunnell

Roger Raymon Tunnell, 59, of Elrod, Ala., died October 14, 2018 at DCH Regional Medial Center. Funeral services were held October 17, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randy Anderson officiating. Burial was at Hargrove Methodist Church Cemetery in Gordo with Skelton Funeral Home directing.

Thornia Peoples Sr.

Thornia Peoples Sr., 81, of Aliceville, died October 7, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services were October 13, 2018 at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev.
Willie James Lavender officiating. Burial was at
Bethany Town Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral
Service directing.

Helen G. Kilpatrick

Helen G. Kilpatrick, 79, of Gordo, died October 9, 2018 at DECH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held October 12, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Blakney officiating. Burial was at Salem Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Barbara Ann McDavid

Barbara Ann McDavid, 68, of Reform, Ala., died October 5, 2018 at home. Graveside services were held October 7 at Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetary with Rev. Steve Strickland presiding and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Alice Taylor Sullivan

Alice Taylor Sullivan, age 78, of Gulf Shores, Ala., formerly of Panola, Ala., died September 29, 2018 at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Ala. Graveside services were held October 2, 2018 at Panola United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Dr. Tim Alexander officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, W.R. “Bob” Sullivan; her parents; and her sister, Lide Taylor Long.

Larry Drayton Oliver

Deacon Larry Drayton Oliver, 67, of Aliceville, died September 26, 2018 at Pickens County Medical Center in Carrollton. Funeral services were held October 2, 2018 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Aliceville with Rev. James C. Wright officiating. Burial was at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Tayler Cunningham

Tayler Cunningham, 4, of Aliceville, died September 1, 2018 in Aliceville. Funeral services were held September 22, 2018 at Christian Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Macon, Miss. Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directed.

Eloise McBeth

Eloise McBeth, 84, of Millport, Ala., died September 19, 2018 in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services were September 25, 2018 at Holly Grove Baptist Church in Millport. Burial was at Holly Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Robert C. Edwards

Robert C. Edwards, 72, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died September 18, 2018 in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services were held September 28, 2018 at Hopewell Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Burial was at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Ala., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Junior Kelly

Junior Kelly, 85, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died September 14, 2018 in Tuscaloosa. A memorial service was held September 19, 2018 at Buhl Church of God with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Monroe Redd

Monroe Redd, 67, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died September 13, 2018 in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services were held graveside September 19, 2018 at Memory Hill Gardens in Tuscaloosa with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Ruby Louise Oglesby

Ruby Louise Oglesby, 85, of Gordo, died September 14, 2018 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were held September 17, 2018 at Cross Roads Baptist Church with Rev. Shawn McDaniel officiating. Burial was at Cross Roads Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Walter Monroe Criswell

Walter Monroe “Pop” Criswell, 75, of Reform, died September 14, 2018 at his home. Funeral services were held September 17, 2018 at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Smith officiating. Burial was at Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Robert Lewis Latham

Robert Lewis “Bobby” Latham, 76, of Northport, Ala., died September 14, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral services were held September 18, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Kerry Richardson and Scott Montgomery officiating. Burial was at Shiloh Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

William Austin Gardner

William Austin “Goat” Gardner, of Aliceville, died September 11, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services were held September 18, 2018 at New Wright Baptist Church with Rev. Richard Hood officiating. Burial was at Flemming Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Mary Ruth Sims

Mary Ruth Sims, 81, of Gordo, died Sept. 13, 2018, at Heritage Health & Rehab. Funeral services were held Sept. 16, 2018, at Flatwoods Baptist Church with Rev. Max Stripling, Rev. Todd Burkhalter, Rev. Chad Manion, and Rev. Leonard Hill presiding. Music was provided by Jeremy Manion, Jewell Manion, and Joe Brown. Burial was at Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Jerry Cook

Jerry Cook, 65, of Peterson, Ala., died September 2, 2018 in Tuscaloosa. A memorial service was held September 10, 2018 with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Murray Hawkins

Murray Hawkins, 78, died September 1, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were held September 8, 2018 at Impact National Fellowship Church. Burial was at West Highland Cemetery in Tuscaloosa with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Bonnie Richardson

Bonnie Richardson, 88, died August 30, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were held September 8, 2018 at Porter St. Paul C.M.E. Church. Burial was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Tuscaloosa with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

 

Linda T. Royster

Linda T. Royster, of Northport, Ala., died August 29, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were held September 8, 2018 at Westside Church of Christ with Bro. Norman Spann, Jr., officiating. Burial was at Cedar Oak Cemetery in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Marcus L. Taylor

Marcus L. Taylor, 35, died August 26, 2018 in Houston, Tex. Funeral services were held September 1, 2018 at Ross Mortuary Chapel in Houston, Tex. Burial was at Aliceville, Ala., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Hattie Colvin

Hattie Colvin, 103, of Aliceville, died August 27, 2018 in Aliceville, Ala. Funeral services were held September 4, 2018 at St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Pickensville, Ala. Burial was at New Cemetery in Aliceville with Northport Funeral & Cremation Servie directing.

Ethel B. Hood

Ethel B. Hood, 87, of Reform, died August 16, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were held August 25, 2018 at Popular Springs C.M.E. Church in Reform with Pastor Anthony Gary officiating. Burial was at the Popular Springs Church Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Jessie Daniels

Jessie “Preacher” Daniels, 75, of Livingston, Ala., died August 30, 2018 at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation in York, Ala. Funeral services will be held September 7, 2018 at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church, County Road 3, in Panola, Ala., at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Meeks officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Church Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Eliga Lewis Tilley

Eliga Lewis Tilley, 82, of Ethelsville, Ala., died August 29, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. No public services will be held. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform was in charge of arrangements.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Edgar Tilley; and three sisters, Daisy Tilley, Annie Gay Hodge, and Luvenia Henson.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Tilley; his son, David Tilley, Sr.; brothers, Ottis Tilley and Morris Tilley; grandson, David Tilley, Jr. and his wife Jessica Tilley; and granddaughter, Taylor Tilley and her fiance, Aaron Jones.

Scott N. Reed

Scott N Reed, 66, of Brookwood, Ala., died August 17, 2918. Services were held August 24, 2018 at Northport Funeral & Cremation Service in Northport, Ala., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Services directing.

Pearly Mae Stanton

Pearly Mae “Mum” Stanton, 72, of Carrollton, died August 18, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were held August 25, 2018 at Cluster Baptist Church, Aliceville, with Rev. Tommy Cox officiating. Burial was at Community (Cluster) Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.