Obituaries

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.

Marshal Coker Carson, Jr.

Marshal Coker Carson, Jr., age 87, of Columbus, Miss., passed away Monday, August 20, 2018, at his residence.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at New Hope United Methodist Church, Columbus, Miss., with Rev. Sarah Windham officiating and Lowndes Funeral Home & Crematory directing.

Patricia Marie Colvin

Patricia Marie “Pat” Colvin, 54, of Aliceville, died August 16, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were held August 23, 2018 at Spirit & Truth Pentecostal Church in Aliceville with Elder Willie Colvin officiating. Burial was at New Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Doris Nell Strickland Jones

Doris Nell Strickland Jones, 83, of Gordo, died August 15, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral services were held August 17, 2018 at Highland Baptist Church with Rev. Jerry Robbins and Rev. Shawn McDaniel officiating. Burial was at Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Carole Harkins Morgan

Carole Harkins Morgan, 83, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died August 8, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held August 10, 2018 at Mt. Paran Baptist Church with David Watson officiating and Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

John Oscar Hanley Jr.

John Oscar Hanley Jr., 74, of Northport, Ala., died August 7, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A graveside service was held August 10, 2018 at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Ala., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Elijah Craig Sr.

Elijah Craig Sr., 70, of Aliceville, died August 4, 2018 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were held August 11, 2018 at Emory Chapel C.M.E. Church with Pastor Micah Carter officiating. Burial was at Bethany Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Cora Harton

Cora Harton, 92, of Ethelsville, died August 10, 2018 at her residence. Funeral services were held August 18, 2018 at Elbethel Baptist Church. Burial was at Strawbridge Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Mary Lee Betts

Mary Lee “Queen of Sheba” Betts, 87, of Reform, died August 9, 2018 at Arbor Woods Health and Rehabilitation in Reform, Ala. Funeral services were held August 18, 2018 at Miles Chapel C.M.E. Church in Reform with Rev. Renee McKay officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Avery D. Yearby

Avery D. “Sonny” Yearby, of Gordo, Ala., passed away August 15, 2018 at Marengo Nursing Home in Linden, Ala. in care of Southern Care Hospice.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita S. Yearby; parents, Homer and Nona Yearby; siblings, Avis Duren, Opalene Smith, Mildred Snider, Mable Turner, Grace Yearby and Everette Yearby.

He is survived by his step-daughter, Brenda J. Odom (Dickie); stepson, Tex Johnson (Melony); three grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Robert Lee Acker

Robert Lee “R.L.” Acker, age 85, of Carrollton, died August 11, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital Golden Triangle Hospice. A Memorial Service was held at Dogwood Chapel August 15, 2018, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Wes Jones officiating. A private graveside service was held prior to the memorial service at the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Tarlton McCarl Kelsaw

Tarlton McCarl “Sonny” Kelsaw, 68, of Panola, died August 4, 2018 in Aliceville. Funeral services were held August 11, 2018 in the James and Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel with Brother Lawayne Custard, Jr., officiating. Burial was at Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery, Panola, with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Sara F. Manning

Sara F. Manning, age 88, of Reform, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday afternoon, August 5, 2018. She was at her home in the loving arms of her children. Funeral services were held August 9, 2018 at Reform First Baptist Church with Rev. Brannon Pinion officiating. Graveside services were held at Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Rev. John Wesley Burkhalter officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Earl Manning; her parents, Lacy and Iva Keasler; and brothers, L.C. Keasler, Scott Keasler, and Streeter Keasler.

Robert J. Bies

Robert J. Bies, 77, of Tuscaloosa, died July 26, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held August 4, 2018 at Good Shephard Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa, with Rev. Samuel C. Horton officiating. Burial was at Cedar Oak Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Robert Banks

Robert Banks, 55, of Northport, Ala., died July 26, 2018 in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services were held August 3, 2018 at Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel in Northport, Ala., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Willie B. McDougle Jr.

Willie B. McDougle Jr., 57, of Huntington, NY, died July 28, 2018 in Baltimore, Md. Funeral services were held August 7, 2018 at Unity Grove CME Church in Palmetto, Ala. Burial was at McCrary Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

James Oscar Gay Sr.

James Oscar Gay Sr., 90, of Eutaw, Ala., died July 31, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral services were held August 4, 2018 at Dogwood Chapel with Rev. Carl Sudduth officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Elder Rosel Sanders

Elder Rosel Sanders, 85, of Muscle Shoals, Ala., formerly of Aliceville, died July 30, 2018 at Arbor Terrace in Fulton County, Ga. Funeral services were held August 6, 2018 at Macedonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Aliceville with Rev. Willie G. Fulgham officiating. Burial was at Shedd Hill Cemetery, Aliceville, with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Freddie Lee Hill

Freddie Lee Hill, 66, of Tuscaloosa, died July 20, 2018. Funeral services were
held July 27 at Maranatha Seventh Day Adventist Church with Pastor Laurent Grovsvenor o ciating. Burial was at Hulls Cemetery in Moundville, Ala., with Northport Funeral and Cremation Service directing. 

Martha Earline Thrasher Hardy

Martha Earline Thrasher Hardy, 91, of Elrod, Ala., died July 20, 2018 at her daughter’s residence. Funeral services were held July 25, 2018 at Tabernacle Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. David Kelly o - ciating. Burial was at Tabernacle Free Will Baptist Church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. 

Jakeyvis Tyshown Mayhew

Jakeyvis Tyshown “Spud” Mayhew, 17, of Aliceville died July 20, 2018. Funeral services will be held August 4, 2018, at 12 p.m. at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. James C. Wright o ciating. Burial will be at New Nebo Cemetery with Lav- ender’s Funeral Service directing.