Obituaries

Milton Perry, Jr.

Milton Perry, Jr., of Ethelsville, died June 11, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were held June 16, 2018 at Elbethel Missionary Baptist Church, Ethelsville, with Pastor Jessie Noland officiating. Burial was at Strawbridge Cemetery with Northport Funeral and Cremation Service directing.

Freeman Miller

Freeman Miller, of Aliceville, died June 7, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services were held June 16, 2018 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Aliceville, with Rev. James C. Wright officiating. Burial was at New Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Joe “Shot” Long, Jr.

Joe “Shot” Long, Jr., 70, of Aliceville, died June 12, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 18, 2018 at Shady Grove Baptist Church, Aliceville with Rev. Richard Hood officiating. Burial was at New Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Lucille Elmore Blakeney

Lucille Elmore Blakeney, 99, of Gordo, died June 10, 2018 at home. Services were held June 13, 2018 at Gordo First Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Pat Powell officiating. Burial was at Gordo City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James C. Blakeney; her parents; brothers, Marvin O. Elmore, Grady L. Elmore, Clifton Elmore, and Benjamin F. Elmore, Jr.; sister, Nancy Ann Elmore, and infant sister, Elsie Elmore.

James Robert Junkin

James Robert Junkin, 89, of Reform, died June 4, 2018, at his residence. Funeral services were held June 7, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bobbye Jean Hagler officiating. Burial was at Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Kayla Icie Simone Pinder

Kayla Icie Simone Pinder, of Rockville Centre, NY, died June 5, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in New York. Services will be held June 16, 2018 at First Canaan Baptist Church in Aliceville with Rev. Will McCaa providing the eulogy. Burial will be at Magnolia Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Aliceville, with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Joanne “Ann” Easterwood

Joanne “Ann” Easterwood, of Ethelsville, died May 31, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 9, 2018 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Henry Pope officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Joyce Marie Bobbit

Joyce Marie Bobbit, 83, of Millport, died June 1, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 3, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Nabors and Rev. Kenneth Stough officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Millport, with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

James Roy Jones

James Roy Jones, 71, of Buhl, died June 2, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral services were held June 5, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Don Springer and Rev. Wesley Robertson officiating. Burial was at Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Joyce Marie Bobbit

Joyce Marie Bobbit, 83, of Millport, died June 1, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 3, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ed Nabors and Rev. Kenneth Stough officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Millport, with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Joyce P. Martin

Joyce P. Martin, 77, of Auburn, Ala., formerly of Aliceville, died May 31, 2018 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala. Funeral services were held June 3, 2018 in the Frederick-Dean Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earl Ballard officiating. Burial was June 4, 2018 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Pickens, South Carolina.

Jerry Dwayne Reece

Jerry Dwayne Reece, 58, of Gordo, died May 29, 2018 at his residence. The family had a private family graveside service at Flatwoods Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Glenn Sandifer officiating. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform handled the arrangements.

James Boyd Beams, Sr.

James Boyd Beams, Sr., 89, of Gordo, died June 1, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 4, 2018 at New Hope Methodist Church with Rev. Woody Jones officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Jimmy Odean Pate

Jimmy Odean Pate, 57, of Aliceville, died May 26, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held June 1, 2018 at Dogwood Chapel with Rev. Mike Hall officiating. Burial was at the Pate Family Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Larry W. Strawn

Larry W. Strawn, 69, of Reform, died May 24, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Services were held May 27, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Kennedy officiating. Burial was at Franconia-Oak Grove Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Charles Ricketts Gwinn, Jr.

Charles Ricketts Gwinn, Jr., age 81, of Aliceville, Alabama died peacefully in his sleep on May 24, 2018 at home. A private family graveside service was held May 27 at Franconia Oak Grove Cemetery. A memorial service immediately followed at First Presbyterian Church, Aliceville, with Pastor Jason Bradley Housewright and Rev. Dr. Thomas Kay, Jr. officiating, and Skelton Funeral Home directing.

Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Kyles

Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Kyles, 58, of Carrollton, died May 20, 2018 in Palmetto, Ala. Services were held May 24, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Hall and Rev. Ray Aldridge officiating. Burial was at Mt. Tabor Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
He was preceded in death by his father, James A. Kyles; mother, Irene Ferguson Webb; brothers, Michael Kyles and Terry Kyles; and grandson, Hunter Bledsoe.

Betty Ann Dunn

Betty Ann Dunn, 71, of Kennedy, died May 16, 2018, at her residence. Services were held May 26 at Walnut Grove Church with Rev. Tim Randolph officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
She was preceded in death by her son, Eddie Wayne Dunn; mother, Wanda Rose; and grandsons, Jonathan “Joey” Shaffer, William Dunn, and Christopher Dunn.

James Rayford Sanders

James Rayford Sanders, 88, of Gordo, died May 17, 2018 at Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center. Services were held May 22, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Smith and Rev. James Mucha officiating. Burial was at Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jessie Clifton Sanders and Jimmy Boyd “Booty” Sanders; and granddaughter, Jill Hocutt Moore.

George Lewis Fulgham

George Lewis Fulgham, 76, of Gordo, died May 14, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held May 18, 2018 at Hannah United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Herron officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wester Roscoe and Erma Lee Hogue Fulgham; brother, Wester Roscoe Fulgham, Jr; and sister, Henrietta Latham.

Ashia Howard

Ashia “Shelly Poo” Howard, of Aliceville, died May 16, 2018 in Columbus, Miss. Funeral services were held May 21, 2018 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, Aliceville, with Rev. James C. Wright officiating. Burial was at Mt. Hebron Church Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

I. Daniel “Buddy” Miller

I. Daniel “Buddy” Miller, 89, of Aliceville, died May 15, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Miss. Funeral services were held May 20, 2018 at New Salem Baptist Church, Aliceville, with Rev. Dr. Herman Peters officiating. Burial was at New Cemetery, Aliceville, with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Bessie Mae Sherron Wilkins

Bessie Mae “Bess” Sherron Wilkins, 90, of Aliceville, died May 10, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services were held May 17, 2018 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. James C. Wright officiating. Burial was at Mt. Hebron Church Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Ben Simpson

Ben Simpson, 82, of Reform, died May 11, 2018 at his home. Funeral services were May 14, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Joey Lucas and Rev. Jack House. Burial was at Bethel Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Leon Matthews

Leon Matthew, 71, of Gordo died May 8, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral services were held May 18, 2018 at the New Home Baptist Church, Gordo. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery with Northport Funeral and Cremation Services directing.

Lucille P. Walker

Lucille P. “Seal” Walker of Aliceville, died May 6, 2018 at her home. Funeral services were held May 12, 2018 at First Baptist Dancy Church, Aliceville. Burial was at First Baptist Dancy Church Cemetery, with Rev. Constant Scott as the eulogist and Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Anne Goodman Cary

Anne Goodman Cary, age 76, passed away on May 7, 2018 at her home after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Anne was a graduate of Carrollton High School and attended the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. Her business career was spent in the insurance industry, first with Aetna Life and Casualty Insurance Company and later with Hilb, Rogal & Hamilton Company. She was an avid gardener, enjoyed cooking, decorating her home, art and travel.

Vicky Sentell Gibbs

Vicky Sentell Gibbs, 59, of Ethelsville, died May 8, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital. A memorial service was held at Ethelsville Baptist Church May 12, 2018 with Rev. Mel Howton officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. She was preceded in death by her father, Billy Joe Sentell; brother, Johnny Sentell; and sister, Melissa Sanford.

Martha Jane Greenwood

Martha Jane Greenwood, 80, of Gordo, died May 5, 2018 at Hunter Creek Health and Rehab. Visitation was held for friends and relatives May 12, 2018 at the home of Donald and Lori Plowman, Gordo, Ala, with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform in charge of arrangements. She was preceded in death by her son, Roger Greenwood, and her parents, Simon Pink Gilbert and Mamie Hicks Gilbert.

Zettie Mae Poole

Zettie Mae Poole, 97, of Elrod, Ala., died May 9, 2018 at her home. Services were held May 12, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Damon Rose and Rev. Danny Cook officiating. Burial was at Backbone Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Houston Poole; her parents; and her brothers, Ward, Wilburn, and Gene Ferguson.

Charles Harold Davidson

Charles Harold Davidson, age 88, of Carrollton, Ala., died April 26, 2018 at his home. Services were held at 3 p.m. on April 28, 2018 at Aliceville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Tim Alexander officiating. Burial followed in Union Chapel Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service and immediately following the service at the church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, Edwin, Roy Bennie, Lacy, Wallace, and Newton Davidson, and two sisters, Lorene Davidson and Margie Davidson Walden.

George Phillip “Phil” Smith

George Phillip “Phil” Smith, age 67, of Northport, Ala., formerly of Gordo, died April 18, 2018 at Noland Hospital. Services were held April 27, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Woody Jones officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert LaFayette “Bobby” Smith, Jr. and Willene Noland Smith; birth mother, Annie Laurie Stonich; grandparents, Sam and Kathleen Noland and Fayette and Lottie Smith; brother, Ross Metten; nephew, Timothy Metten; niece, Cyndi Patton; and brother-in-law, Ricky Crain.

Thomas (Tommy) Ralph Pratt

Thomas (Tommy) Ralph Pratt, Sr. age 87 of Prattville, AL passed away on April 24, 2018. He was born August 24, 1930, in Aliceville, Ala. to Joel Ralph and Kathryn McClelland Pratt. Tommy grew up in Aliceville, graduated from Marion Military Institute in 1948 and Mississippi State University in 1952. He was a retired employee of General Motors Acceptance Corporation in Montgomery, Ala.

Georgia Summerville Cattouse

Georgia Summerville Cattouse died April 23, 2018, at Tennova Health Care in Clarksville, Tenn. Funeral services were held April 28, 2018 at Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church, West Greene, Ala., with Rev. Michael Barton as the eulogist. She was buried in Pleasant Valley Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Jabria LaNay “Nay” Hood

Jabria LaNay “Nay” Hood, of Columbus, Miss., died April 16, 2018 at Jackson Children’s Hospital in Jackson, Miss. Funeral services were held April 28, 2018 at Spirit & Truth Pentecostal Church, Aliceville, with Bishop McArthur Guyton officiating and Lavender Funeral Service directing.

Lillie Pearl Todd

Lillie Pearl Todd died April 21, 2018, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were held April 28, 2018 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Carrollton, with Rev. James Bush officiating. She was buried in Siani Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Loretta Redden Russell

Loretta Redden Russell, a resident of Dothan, died Friday, April 20, 2018 at her home. She was 85.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church in Dothan, Ala. with Reverend David Flatt and Dr. Ricky Plummer officiating. A private family graveside service followed in the Crestlawn Memorial Gardens. Holman-Headland Mortuary & Cremations was in charge of arrangements. The family received friends from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary.

Katherine Steele

Katherine Steele, 90, of Aliceville, died April 18, 2018, at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were held April 24, 2018 at New Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Herman Peters officiating. She was buried in New Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Kathy Michele Ezelle Hood

Kathy Michele Ezelle Hood, 44, of Pickensville, died April 17, 2018, at her home. Funeral services were held April 22, 2018 at Pickensville Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Jones officiating. She was buried in Marvin Chapel Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Charlotte Housel Bailey

Charlotte Housel Bailey, 77, of Acworth, Ga. (formerly of Reform), died April 14, 2018 at Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Funeral services were held graveside April 18, 2018 at Gordo City Cemetery with Rev. Jimmy Bassham officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform Directing. 

 

Charles C. Hubbard

Charles C. Hubbard, 69, of Aliceville, died April 14, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral services were held April 17, 2018 at Dogwood Chapel with Rev. Randy Sudduth officiating. Burial was in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Chaney Ann Washington

Chaney Ann Washington, 58, of Carrollton, died April 9, 2018. Funeral services were held April 16, 2018 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Burial was in Spring Hill Church Cemetery with Rev. Zebedee Jones officiating and Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Wanda Kaye Bryant

Wanda Kaye Bryant, 61, of Reform, died at DCH Regional Medical Center, April 10, 2018. Memorial services were held April 13, 2018 at Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn Kennedy officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and a retired caregiver.