Obituaries

William Wysinger

Mr. William Wysinger, 54, of Northport, passed away on February 18, 2019, in Tuscaloosa.  Services were held at 2:00pm on March 1st, 2019 at Liberty Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Brenda Gail Wright

It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mrs. Brenda Gail Wright, 60 of Aliceville, on Monday, February 25, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. 

Please leave a message of condolence for the Wright, Clark, & Jenkins Families by clicking on the “Guestbook” link.

There will be no public visitation service for Mrs. Brenda Gail Wright at Lavender’s Funeral Service. 

Myrtle Belle “Myrtle B.” Hughes

It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mrs. Myrtle Belle “Myrtle B.” Hughes, 89, of Aliceville, and formerly of Lexington, Kentucky, on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home in Aliceville.

Please leave a message of condolence for the Hughes, McClung, and Tapp Families by clicking on the “Guestbook” link.

Public visitation for Mrs. Myrtle Belle Hughes was on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service.

Antwian Brifford

Mr. Antwian Brifford, 33, of Tuscaloosa, AL., died on February 5, 2019, in Georgetown, KY.  A public visitation was held on February 15, 2019, at the Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel. Funeral Services were held at New Zion Baptist Church in Northport, AL. Burial followed at Coker Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Willie Oscar Glass

Mr. Willie Oscar Glass, 83, died on February 8, 2019 in Fresno, California. A public visitation was held on February 21, 2019, at Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel in Reform. Services were held on February 22, 2019, at Popular Springs CME Church. Burial followed at Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, AL., with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

John Wyatt Stevenson

Funeral services for John Wyatt Stevenson, age 70, of Roanoke will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at 12 p.m. at the Roanoke First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Martin officiating.  Burial will follow at Cedarwood Cemetery with Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 -7 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019.  Mr. Stevenson will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services beginning on Saturday.

Mr. Stevenson passed away Thursday, February 14, 2019, at his residence.

Zebedee Roosevelt Hinton

It is with deep sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Retired Sfc. Zebedee Roosevelt Hinton, of Grayson, Georgia, Alabama on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

The memorial service for Retired Sfc. Zebedee R. Hinton will be held February 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 4297 County Road 23 in Aliceville, Alabama. Reverend Willie G. Fulgham, Pastor of Macedonia C.P. Church will officiate.

Ada Mae Thompson

It is with deep sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mrs. Ada Mae Thompson, 86, of Aliceville, on February 7, 2019 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

The wake for Mrs. Ada Mae Thompson was Friday, February 15, 2019 from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Lavender’s Funeral Service.

The going home celebration for Mrs. Ada Mae Thompson was Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Aliceville City Hall, 419 Memorial Parkway, in Aliceville.

Bessie Witt Cosper

Skelton Funeral Home announces that Bessie Witt Cosper of Aliceville died Jan. 29, 2019 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home at the age of 88. In respect for her wishes, no funeral service was held.

Barbara Jones- Young

Ms. Barbara Jones-Young, 70, of Ethelsville, died on February 1, 2019, in Birmingham, AL. A public visitation was held February 8, 2019, from 1-5pm at the Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel in Reform. Funeral services were held on February 9, 2019, at 11am at Elbethel Missionary Baptist Church in Ethelsville. Burial followed at Strawbridge Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

George Larry Porter

George Larry Porter, 74, of Gordo passed away on February 6, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Services were held at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2pm with Elder Peter Johnson presiding and Bishop Ryan Summers. The location of burial was Shiloh Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery and Porter received military honors. Visitation was held Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Skelton Funeral Home of Reform from 6-8pm.

Steven Bryan Porter

Funeral services for Steven Bryan Porter of Fayette were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at Gordo First Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Powell and Rev. Shane Housley officiating. He died Jan. 30, 2019 at the age of 38. Burial was in Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Cemetery in Fayette with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Marguerite Whitmire

Memorial services for Ms. Marguerite Whitmire of Tuscaloosa were held at 1 p.m. Feb. 4 at the Northport Funeral and Cremation Service Chapel. She died Jan. 25, 2019 in Northport at the age of 89.

Reverend Bobby G. Maddox, Sr.

Funeral services for Rev. Bobby G. Maddox Sr. of Tuscaloosa were held at 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at New Prospect Baptist Church in , with Rev. Dennis Moore officiating. He died Jan. 25, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center at the age of 76. Burial was in Cedar Oaks Memorial Park with Northport Funeral and Cremation Service directing.

Mary Ruth Elmore

Funeral services for Mary Ruth Elmore of Gordo were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 30 at Brown’s Chapel Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. A. L. Henderson and Rev. Tommy Shepherd directing. She died Jan. 26, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center at the age of 87. Burial was in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home directing.

Betty Witt Cosper

Skelton Funeral Home announces that Betty Cosper Witt of Aliceville died Jan. 29, 2019 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home at the age of 88. In respect for her wishes, no funeral service was held.

Rosemary Crawford Brown

Funeral services for Rosemary Crawford Brown of Gordo were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 at First Baptist Church of Gordo with Rev. Pat Powell officiating. She died Jan. 26, 2019 at the age of 86. Burial was in the Gordo City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home directing.

Nathan Hinton Jr.

Funeral services for Nathan “Junebug” Hinton Jr., formerly of Aliceville, were held Jan. 26 at Emory Chapel CME Church in Aliceville. He died Jan. 18, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 53. Burial was in Hughes Hill Cemetery with Northport Funeral and Cremation Service directing.

Anthony Carl Peoples

Funeral services for Anthony Carl “D. J. Sam” Peoples of Tuscaloosa were held at 12 noon Feb. 2 at New Salem Baptist Church, with Rev. Kenneth McCoy officiating. He died Jan. 22, 2019 in Tuscaloosa at the age of 57. Burial was in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Anthony Carl Peoples

Funeral services for Anthony Carl “D. J. Sam” Peoples of Tuscaloosa were held at 12 noon Feb. 2 at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church with Rev. Kenneth McCoy officiating. He died Jan. 22, 2019 in Tuscaloosa. Burial was in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Azilee Knowles Cannon

Funeral services for Mrs. Azilee Knowles Cannon were held at 12 noon Jan. 21 at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church. She died Jan. 15, 2019 in Tuscaloosa at te age of 91. Burial was in Springhill Cemetery in Coker with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Larry Steele

Larry “Po Roller” Steele, of Carrollton, died January 18, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services were held January 26, 2019 at the James & Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel of Lavender’s Funeral Service with Rev. Quienton Prude officiating. Burial followed at New Cemetery, Aliceville, with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Toby Warren Gilliland

Toby Warren Gilliland, 49, of Carrollton, died January 18, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services were held January 24, 2019 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Yancy Windham officiating. Burial followed at Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Opalene King House

Opalene King House, 91, of Gordo, died January 18, 2019, at her residence. Funeral services were held January 22, 2019 at Hannah United Methodist Church with Rev. Charles Herron and Rev. Byron Fair officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years and the love of her life, Samuel Oliver House; her parents; and one brother, Joe King.

James Larry Elmore

James Larry Elmore, 73, of Bessemer, Ala., died January 17, 2019 at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Ala. Funeral services will be held January 26, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel in Reform. Burial will follow at Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Frank Henry Wilson

Frank Henry Wilson, 83, of Aliceville, formerly of Gordo, died January 15, 2019 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services were held January 17, 2019 at Dogwood Chapel with Rev. Jason Housewright officiating. Burial was at Mitchell Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Alice Webb Wilson; his parents; one sister, Louise Parham; and his granddaughter, Carrie Lott.

Carl Delaney Brooks

Carl Delaney Brooks, 77, of Huntsville, Ala., formerly of Aliceville, died January 14, 2019 at his residence. Funeral services were held January 19, 2019 at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Carrollton with Rev. Marcus Wright officiating. Burial was at Pine Grove Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Barbara Wright

Barbara Wright, 64, of Carrollton, died January 5, 2019 in Carrollton. Funeral services were held January 12, 2019 at New Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Carrollton. Burial was at New Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Tanesha Danielle Jackson

Tanesha Danielle Jackson, 24, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died January 7, 2019 in Birmingham, Ala. Funeral services were held January 12, 2019 at New Zion Baptist Church. Burial was at Cedar Oak Cemetery in Tuscaloosa with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Bernice Petty

Bernice Petty, 89, died January 3, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Funeral services were held January 12, 2019 at New Harvest Church of God with Rev. Frederick Latham officiating. Burial was at Sand Hill Cemetery in Gordo with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Mark William Maughan Jr.

Mark William “Will” Maughan, Jr., 18, of Coker, Ala., died January 2, 2019. Funeral services were held January 7, 2019 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gene Dawkins officiating. Burial followed at the family cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ludie Moore.

Rex Bailey Kirk

Rex Bailey Kirk, 87, of Gordo, died January 5, 2019 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home. Services were held January 8, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Trull and Rev. Mike Bonner officiating. Burial followed in Liberty Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Ballard; and an infant daughter, Karen Kay Kirk.

Jennifer Nalls

Jennifer Nalls, 68, of Northport, Ala., died December 20, 2018. Services were held December 21, 2018 at Northport Funeral & Cremation Service in Northport with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Mekhi Lanier

Mekhi Lanier, 3, died December 23, 2018 in Birmingham, Ala. Funeral services were held December 31, 2018 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Aliceville. Burial was at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Latorrey Wilson

Latorrey Wilson, 32, of Talladega, Ala., died December 15, 2018 in Talladega. Funeral services were held on December 29, 2018 at Deforest Chapel on the campus of Talladega College. Burial was at Talladega Memorial Gardens with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Sallie Crowell

Sallie Crowell, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died December 9, 2018 in Tuscaloosa. Graveside services were held December 18, 2018 at Cedar Oak Memorial Park with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Albert Billups

Albert Billups, of Aliceville, died December 16, 2018 in Aliceville. Funeral services were held December 21, 2018 at Union Valley Baptist Church with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Theresa Lathon

Theresa Lathon, 44, of Reform, died November 19, 2018 in Reform. Funeral services were held November 28, 2018 at the Northport Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel in Reform with Northport Funeral & Cremation Service directing.

Bertha McDaniel Brown

Bertha McDaniel Brown, 79, of Reform, died December 23, 2018 at Northport Medical Center. Funeral services were held December 26, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glen Kennedy and Rev. Mike Hall officiating. Burial was at Arbor Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Rodney Byron Noland

Rodney Byron Noland, 48, of Carrollton, died December 22, 2018 at Pickens County Medical Center. Funeral services were held December 29, 2018 at Dogwood Chapel with Rev. David Blakney officiating. Burial was at Franconia-Oak Grove Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Ellen Elmore Fair

Ellen Elmore Fair, 98, of Columbus, Miss., formerly of Gordo, died December 22, 2018 at Aurora Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held December 27, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Blakney officiating. Burial was at Center-Springs Cemetery in Gordo with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Ronie Byars Driver

Ronie B. Driver passed away December 20, 2018 at her residence with her family by her side.

She was born July 3, 1925 to James and Mamie Byars.

Funeral services were held December 23, 2018 at Elmore Center United Methodist Church with Bro. Dave Bailey officiating. Burial was at Greenhill Memorial with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years, Robert; her granddaughter, Amanda Driver; her sister, Katie Shaw; and her brothers William Byars and Raymond Byars.

Alma B. Suttles Leconte

Alma B. Suttles Leconte, 73, of Stamford, Conn., formerly of Aliceville, died December 17, 2018 at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Conn. Funeral services were held December 22, 2018 in the James & Lola Lavender Memorial Chapel of Lavender’s Funeral Service with Minister Kenny Kirkland officiating. Burial was at Old Bethany Cemetery in Aliceville with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

James Wiley Howard

James Wiley Howard, 89, of Reform, died December 1, 2018 at his residence. Funeral services were held December 4, 2018 at New Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Hall officiating. Burial was at Graham Memorial Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice Free Howard; his parents; two brothers; and one sister.

Bettie Ruth Henry-Wilson

Bettie Ruth Henry-Wilson, 70, of Columbus, Miss., died December 16, 2018 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus, Miss. Funeral services were held December 21, 2018 at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Millport, Ala., with Rev. Major Charleston officiating. Burial was at Bankhead Cemetery in Fayette County with Lavender’s Funeral Service directing.

Glema Mae Junkins

Glema Mae Junkins, 95, of Reform, died December 19, 2018 at Heritage Health Care. Funeral services were held December 21, 2018 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Bessie Eline Parker

Bessie Eline Parker, 96, of Reform died December 10, 2018 at Arbor Woods Health and Rehab. Funeral services were held at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with her son, Donald Parker, and Rev. John Hunter officiating. Burial was at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Evie Kate Robertson

Evie Kate Robertson, 82, of Gordo, died December 10, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral services were held December 15, 2018 at Big Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Trey Kelly, Rev. Jerry Ray, and Rev. Ralph Smith officiating. Burial was at Bill Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Mary Gale Bryan Potts

Mary Gale Bryan Potts, 77, of Aliceville, died December 9, 2018, at her home. Funeral services were held December 12, 2018 at Aliceville First Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Potts, Rev. Charlie Wilson, and Rev. Tommy Winders officiating. Burial was at Magnolia Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Ronnie Bryan and Bill Bryan.