Miscellaneous Pickens County, Alabama Obituaries - 2000

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James Paul Booker
Graveside services for James Paul Booker of Aliceville were held at 2 p.m. May 10 at Franconia Cemetery with Bro. Mike Griffin officiating and StablerRobbins Funeral Home of Aliceville directing. 
He was preceded in death by his wife Jessie Lou Mulligan Booker. He died May 8 at the age of 86 at Wiregrass Medical Center in Geneva, Ala. Survivors include his daughters Peggy Booker Jones, Columbus, Miss., and Joyce Westbrook, Geneva; son Charles Booker, Memphis, Tenn.; sister Carolyn Gore, Birmingham; brother William Andrew Booker Jr., Decatur; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 
Honorary pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons. 

James E. Hall Sr.
Funeral services for James E. Hall, Sr. of Reform were held at 2 p.m. May 11 at Carrollton Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Styles officiating. He was employed as a truck driver for TriCo Oil Co. in Reform. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Hazel Hall. He died May 8 at the age of 57 at DCH Regional Medical Center. 
Survivors include his wife Linda P. Hall, Reform; daughters Laura H. (Allen) Russell, Carrollton, Tammy Lishman, Reform, and Pam (Robert) Dobbs, Hamilton, Miss.; son James E. Hall Jr., Gordo; sister Marilyn Barfield; brothers Mack Davis, Kenneth Davis, Ricky Hall, Kenneth Hall and David Hall; and 11 grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were Billy Jackson, James Hall, Jr., Allen Russell, Wayne Sweat, Robert Dobbs and John Yarbrough. Honorary pallbearers were Nathan Pate and Kevin Sentell. Burial was in Graham Memorial Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. 

Thomas Ferrel Harris
Graveside services for Thomas Ferrel Harris of Pikeville, Ky. were held at 3 p.m. May 9 at Cox Farm Estates with Thacker Memorial Funeral Home of Pikeville directing. 
He was a native of Pickens County. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Pikeville. He was a professional race car driver with the American Race Car Association and a self-employed coal operator. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Albert Thomas and Willie Jewel Lemons Harris. He died May 7 at the age of 59 at Pikeville Methodist Hospital. 
Survivors include his wife Bobbie Harris; son Charles Randall Salyers, Cox Farm Estates; daughters Connie S. McPeek, Gallipolis, Ohio and Robbie Lou Salyers, Lexington, Ky.; sisters Faye Heritage, McShan, Iva (Ben) Hudson, and Dr. Sonya Puckett, both of Columbus, Ga., and Sue (Ted) Nairn, Prestonsburg, Ky.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a special aunt Ruby Lemons Kilgore, St. Louis, Mo. 

Mabel Schmitz 
A private burial service for Mabel Schmitz of Springfield, Mo. was held recently in Hazelwood Cemetery in Springfield, with GormanScharpf Funeral Home directing. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, J. R. and Maggie Sanders of Aliceville, five brothers and a sister. She lives in Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Fort Smith, Ark., Thayer, Mo., and Armory, Miss. and moved to Springfield in 1957. She died May 6 at the age of 98 at Manorcare Health Services in Springfield. 
Survivors include her husband Paul Schmitz; sons Paul and James; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. 

Clarice S. Thaxton 
Graveside services for Clarice S. Thaxton of Madison, Ala. were held on May 9 at Hebron Baptist Church in Carrollton with Bro. John Sayre officiating. 
She was preceded in death by her husband Charlie Thaxton; daughter Carolyn Rodgers; and son Henry Thaxton. She died May 6 at the age of 93 at her residence. 
Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Vaughn, Madison, and Irene (Ronald) Watts, Dallas, Tex.; nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild. They are Casey and Lisa Vaughn with children Chelsey, Sarah, Hannah and Zachary, Lakeland, Fla.; Dana Vaughn and his daughter Amanda, Madison, Ala.; Max and Jackie Vaughn with sons Christopher and Nicholas, Charlotte, NC; Ruby Vaughn Farris and Kent Farris and their children Toni and Dennis, Toney, Ala.; Henry and Jennifer Vaughn, Madison, Ala.; Vanessa Harris Jaukin, Kansas City, Mo.; Freda Harris Young and Tandy Young with children Justin and Tyler, Reform; Delbert Harris and son Dillon, Northport; Wilton and Karen Harris and daughter Rachel Harris, Plano, Tex.; Sherry Watts, Crystal Watts and Valerie Hurtado, Dallas Tex. 
Pallbearers were Henry Helmers, A. D. Yerby, Dennis Pugh, Donald Babb, Thomas Noland and Mark Austell. 

Miriam S. Wooten 
Funeral services for Miriam S. Wooten of Gordo were held at 11 a.m. May 10 at Gordo First United Methodist Church with Rev. Rusty Tate officiating. 
She was a member of the Gordo First United Methodist Church. She was an employee of the U.S. Postal Service, serving as a mail carrier for the Gordo community. She was preceded in death by her parents James and Elizabeth Sherrill. She died May 7 at the age of 56 at Cooper Green Hospital in Birmingham. 
Survivors include her daughters Kristi Charles, Birmingham, and Shannon (Frank) Garner, Gordo; son Jeff (Jquan) Wooten, Russellville; and grandchildren Mallory, Spencer and Meredith Wooten, all of Russellville, Jordan and Zackery Parker, both of Tuscaloosa, and Kayla Dunn, Gordo. 
Pallbearers were Marc Sherrill, Kyle Fife, Range Fife, Ganus Carroll, Warren Corbin and Bobby Joe Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were the Gordo Branch of the U.S. Post Office. 
Burial was in Gordo City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. 

Claudine G. Carroll 
Funeral services for Claudine Gilliam Carroll of Carrollton were held at 11 a.m. June 9 at West End Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Griffin officiating.
She was a member of West End Baptist Church and the Faithful Few Sunday School Class. She was retired from Stevens Fashions/Country Miss. She was preceded in death by her husband L. D. Carroll; mother Maggie Nell Gilliam; father Renley Gilliam; and brother Nathan Gilliam. She died June 7 at the age of 74 at Pickens County Medical Center. 
Survivors include her daughters Nell (Sammie) Howard, Ginger (Pete) Puckett, and Alice (Lonnie) Jones, all of Carrollton; son Robert (Kathy) Earl Carroll, Carrollton; sisters Gladys (Jacki) Carroll and Etta Mae Jones, both of Aliceville, and Mae Ola Nance, Pickensville; brothers Bobby Gilliam, Aliceville, J. D. Gilliam, Gordo and Jimmy Gilliam, Pleasant Grove; grandchildren Gwen Hall, Garner Howard, Patti Hagood, Wendy Barton, Tony Puckett, Bobbie Puckett, Angel Yarbrough, Bob Carroll and Stacey Kyles; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were Bob Carroll, Tony Puckett, Garner Howard, Michael Hall, Jeffery Gilliam, Larry Jones, Terry Owens and Dennis Gilliam. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Dale Robbins and staff, the staff of the Pickens County Medical Center and members of the Faithful Few Sunday School Class. 
Burial was in Magnolia Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. 

Virgil W. Clemons Jr. 
Graveside services for Virgil W. Clemons Jr. of Columbus, Ga. were held at 11 a.m. June 5 at Main Post Cemetery in Fort Benning, Ga. 
He was a veteran of Korea and Vietnam, and he retired from the U.S. Army with more than 26 years of service. He was a member of the 187th Airborne Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He received several military awards including the Purple Heart with Three Oak Leaf Clusters. He was a former manager of the Columbus, Ga. Pony Express. He died May 31 at the age of 68 at his residence. 
Survivors include his wife Patricia Holliday, Columbus, Ga.; sons Virgil P. (Barbara) Clemmons and Michael A. Clemmons, both of Columbus, Ga.; daughter Marilynn A. (Tim) Light, Alexandria, Ohio; stepmother Beatrice Clemmons, Pearl, Miss.; sisters Beverly, Cumming, Ga. and Jane, Pearl, Miss.; brothers Bobby, Russellville, Jimmy, Spokane, Wash., Larry, Columbus, Miss., Tommy, Carrollton, Ricky, Dallas, Ga. and Glenn, Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren and 15 nieces and nephews. 

Susie Mae Friday 
Funeral services for Susie Mae Friday of Gordo were held at 2 p.m. June 11 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Reynolds, Rev. L. V. Jones and Rev. Rodney Bridges officiating. 
She was a member of Brown's Chapel Church of God of Prophecy. She was a retired employee of Westinghouse and a life long resident of Pickens County. She was preceded in death by her husband Alton Brooks Friday and infant son Edward Eugene Friday. She died June 9 at the age of 78 at her daughter's residence. 
Survivors include her daughter Carol Ann Friday, Moody; son Alton H. Friday, Millport; sisters Notie Lee, Gordo, Geneva Strickland, Alma Presnall and Bonnie Strickland, all of Northport, Peggy Wise, Clanton, Frances Young and Mabel Kirk, both of Tuscaloosa; brother Paul Anderson, Tuscaloosa; grandchildren Tami Henderson Winkelman, Brooks Henderson, Ellen Friday Harrod and Donna Henderson Deakle; and six great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were George Whitley, Oneal Lee, Ricky Lee, Stanley Lee, Gary Anderson and Mitchell Anderson. 
Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Brandy Elizabeth Foster 
Funeral services for infant Brandy Elizabeth Foster were held at 2 p.m. on June 7 at Union Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Wes Jones officiating. 
She died June 2. 
Survivors include her parents, Randy and Sharon Criddle Foster, Ethelsville; brother,Dusty Foster, Texas; and grandparents Jim and Cindy Foster, Millport, and Lloyd and Beth Criddle, Columbus, Miss. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery with Dowdle Funeral Home directing. 

Viola Carden Hester
Funeral services for Viola Carden Hester of Conyers, Ga. were held at 2 p.m. June 8 at Antioch Presbyterian Church with Rev. Kendall Hicks and Rev. Bill Benson officiating. 
She was the oldest living member of the Antioch Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was a retired employee of Beneke in Columbus, Miss. and a life long resident of Pickens County. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy C. Hester. She died June 5 at the age of 90 at Rockdale Hospital in Conyers, Ga. 
Survivors include her daughter Rebecca (Ray) Strickland, Conyers, Ga.; son Levon (Jane) M. Hester, Henderson, NY; sister Jessie Lee McCoy, Columbus, Miss.; grandchildren Debbie, David, Deena, Brent and Derrick; and nine great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were nephews. 
Burial was in Antioch Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. 

Herbert Lee Patterson
Funeral services for Herbert Lee Pearson of Colorado Springs, Colo. were held on May 28 at Hannah Church. 
He retired as a sergeant first class from the U.S. Army after 20 years of active service. He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters. He died Feb. 18 at the age of 73 in Colorado Springs, Colo. Survivors include his wife Catherine Morgan; daughter Rene; stepsons Michael and Tommie; stepdaughter Deborah; sisters Ruth Wilcox and Essie Pritchett; and seven grandchildren. 
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Hannah Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Mack Fair, 277 Mack Fair Drive, Gordo, AL 35466. 

Rev. Robert Leonard
Patterson Funeral services for Rev. Robert Leonard Patterson of Aliceville were held at 2 p.m. June 3 at Garden of Eden Church of God in Christ with Elder MacArthur Guyton Jr., officiating. 
He was a native of Chicago, Ill. He worked in the gospel ministry for 25 years. He was preceded in death by his son Joey Andre and grandchild LaQuesia Moneche Fowler. He died May 29 at the age of 56. 
Survivors include nine children, Robert Michael, Robbie Michealle, Jennifer, Patrick, Ieshia, Ishmael, Derrick, Eric and Leguiya; eight grandchildren, Shamika, Robert, Brittany, Andrea, Jonika, Angela, Jamal and Keanna; brother Willie (Jessie) J.; sisters Ann Hill, Della (Henry) Wells, Rosa Ivy and Heidi (Robert) Thompson; and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers were Garden of Eden deacons. 
Burial was in Memorial Gardens with Lavender Funeral Service directing. 

Ardelia Porter 
Graveside services for Ardelia Porter of White Oak, Tex. were held at 10 a.m. on June 6 at Martin Cemetery. 
She was a homemaker and a retired bookkeeper. She was a native of Aliceville. She died June 5 at the age of 84. 
Survivors include her husband Buford H. Porter; sons Billy (Pamela) Latham and Bud (Annette) Latham; daughter Betty (Leon) McBride; stepchildren Tommy Porter and Darlene Williams; a special stepgranddaughter Tammi DePaepe; eight grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. 

Jean Russell
Graveside services for Carolyn Jean McCracken Russell of Aliceville were held at 10 a.m. June 7 at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery with Rev. Tom Kay Jr. officiating and StablerRobbins Funeral Home of Aliceville directing. 
She was preceded in death by her son Thomas Westley Russell. She died June 5 at the age of 66 at Pickens County Medical Center. 
Survivors include her husband William (Dusty) A. Russell, Aliceville; daughters Kim Brelynn R. Leard and Kristal R. Bradford, both of Aliceville; sons Richard A. Russell, Aliceville, and James Benjamin Russell, Dallas, Tex.; sister Margaret Ball Clay, Aliceville; brothers Sam Hood Ball Jr., Savannah, Ga. and Benton C. McCracken, Aliceville; and grandchildren Jacob Ray Jager, Michael Aaron Jager, Margaret Ellen Bradford and Burl Audie Bradford. 
Honorary pallbearers were deacons, elders and choir members of the First Presbyterian Church of Aliceville. 

Rev. Jimmie Spencer
Funeral services for Jimmie Lee Spencer of Aliceville were held at 1 p.m. June 3 at Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Old Memphis with Rev. Napoleon Jones officiating. 
He was a native of Pickens County. He served a tour of duty during World War II. He was affiliated with the following associations: Worshipful Master, Barnes Pride Lodge, Number 932 for more than 40 years; Worthy Patron, Wright's Beauty, Chapter 616, OES for more than 35 years; NAACP life member; member, Panola Care Council; and board member of Panola Volunteer Fire Department. He studied at the Birmingham Easonian Baptist Seminary and the Stanford Bible Seminary. 
He was preceded in death by his son Jimmie and daughter Anne. He died May 30 at the age of 80 at the VA Hospital. 
Survivors include his wife Ethel Garner Spencer, Aliceville; daughter Mary Spencer (Reginald) Campbell, Livingston; grandchildren, Nynesia, Reginald Jr., Ambre and Alysia; brothers Rev. J. B. Spencer, Aliceville, Johnny G. Spencer, St. Louis, Mo., and Willie (Maggie) Spencer, Gary, Ind.; sisters Laura Ann Spencer Howard, Memphis, Tenn. and Dollie (Jack) M. Spencer Jemison, Kansas City, Mo.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 
Pallbearers were the Brothers of Barnes Pride Lodge, Number 932; other Masonic brothers; officers of Cedar Grove, officers of Galilee, and officers of Zion Valley. Honorary pallbearers were officers of the Northbound Bethlehem Association, officers of the Lebanon District Association, and officers of the New Era Progressive Baptist State Convention of Alabama. 
Burial was in Cedar Grove Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing. 

Emma B. Amerson
Funeral services for Emma Bradley Amerson of Reform were held at 2 p.m. July 27 at First Baptist Church in Reform.
She died July 22 at Salem Nursing Home at the age of 82.
Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with Reform Memorial Funeral Home directing. 

Corine Elizabeth McJenkins Acker 
Funeral services for Corine Elizabeth McJenkins Acker of Carrollton were held at 11 a.m. on Aug. 1 at Glen Echo Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Mullenix officiating.
She was a member of Glen Echo Freewill Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Hugh B. Acker; daughter and son-in-law, Thelma and Daniel Hill. She died July 30 at the age of 90 at Pickens County Medical Center.
Survivors include her daughter, Brinda (Joe) Jones, Carrollton; sons, Ellis (Nell) Acker, Carrollton and Glenn (Cheryl) Acker, Tuscaloosa; sisters, Pauline Harcrow and Gladys Noland, both of Carrollton and Eunice Goodman, Northport; 20 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Joe Acker, Robert Acker, David Acker, Howard Hill, Mike McDaniel, Scott Driver and James Acker.
Honorary pallbearers were the men of Glen Echo Freewill Baptist Church.
Burial was in Glen Echo Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Benjamin Scott Brasher
Graveside services for infant Benjamin Scott Brasher were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at Mt. Moriah Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Roy Plymon officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
He died Aug. 3 at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his parents Tim and Karen Brasher, Gordo; grandparents Searcy and Cherry Mullenix, Gordo, and Elex and Ann Brasher, Gordo; great-grandparents, J. D. and Flora Shelby, Northport and Curtis and Doris Banks, Tuscaloosa; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Freewill Baptist Children's Home, Eldridge, AL, c/o Mt. Moriah Freewill Baptist Church, 43 Heritage Rd., Ethelsville, AL 35461.

Buddy Johnson
Funeral services for James Henry "Buddy" Johnson of Aliceville were held at 2 p.m.  Aug. 1 at West End Baptist Church with Bro. Mike Griffin and Bro. Jack House officiating.
He was a member of West End Baptist Church and a plant mechanic for Aliceville Cotton Mill. He was preceded in death by his father John Henry Johnson. He died July 29 at the age of 53 at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife Sandra Gale Johnson, Aliceville; daughters Lee Lowe and Donna Johnson, both of Montgomery, Rikkie Johnson, Carrollton, and Leah Johnson, Virginia; stepdaughter, Pam (Jerry) Morgan, Bailey, Miss.; son John Johnson, Carrollton; stepsons Rod Prisock, Safford, Ariz. and Thomas Prisock, Pearl, Miss.; two grandchildren; mother Etta Oree Johnson, Aliceville; sisters, Midget (Wayne) Jones, Enterprise, Miss., and Beth (Joe) Stewart, Aliceville; brothers, Tommy (Judy) Johnson and Ricky (Sarah) Johnson, both of Aliceville.
Pallbearers were Roy Finch, Zane Evans, James Binion, Al Stewart, Robert Earl Carroll and Wayne Hester.
Honorary pallbearers were John David Cochrane, Keith Johnson, James Crowell, Dr. Givhan, staff of the Trauma ICU and ER at DCH Regional Medical Center and the ER Staff of Pickens County Medical Center.
Burial was in Magnolia Memorial Gardens with Stabler-Robbins Funeral Home of Aliceville directing.

Johnny B. Jones
Funeral services for Johnny B. Jones of Gordo were held at 1 p.m. Aug. 2 at First Baptist Church of Gordo with Rev. Cephus Dailey officiating.
He died July 28 at the age of 70 at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife Annie L. Jones, Gordo; sons Johnny (Annie) Thomas, Gerald (Monica) Jones, Marcus (Carlotta) Jones, all of Tuscaloosa, and Johnny (Lucinda) B. Jones, Columbus, Mo.; daughters Annie Mullens, Jamaica, NY, Barbara (Larry) Guyton, Reform; Deborah Jones, Gordo, and Adrienne Jones, Birmingham; father-in-law L. G. Blalock; 18 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers Richard (Patsy) Jones and Sam Jones, both of Gordo and David Jones, Tuscaloosa.
Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery with Rollins' Mortuary directing.

W. M. Steele
Graveside services for William Martin "W. M." Steele of Pleasant Ridge were held at 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. Tom Kay Sr. and Rev. Tom Kay Jr. officiating and Stabler-Robbins Funeral Home of Aliceville directing.
He attended the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tenn. and graduated in 1926 from Alabama Military Institute in Anniston. He attended the University of Alabama and Alabama Polytechnic Institute (now Auburn University) where he majored in agriculture. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church. He was elected to the Greene County Commission in 1960 and later filled an unexpired term in the Alabama Senate. He was preceded in death by his son William M. Steele Jr.; sisters Christine S. Eatman and Crooks S. Shriver; and brother James Laney Steele. He died Aug. 2 at the age of 91.
Survivors include his wife Lilliam Steele, Pleasant Ridge; daughter Patta A. Steele, Pleasant Ridge; grandsons William M. Steele III, Pleasant Ridge, and Robert Brantly Steele, Tuscaloosa; granddaughter Dr. April L. Steele, Lavonia, Ga.; great-grandsons, Will Steele, Zack Steele and Carey Steele, all of Tuscaloosa; nephew Johnny Gray, Eutaw; and niece Scarlett S. Parker, Aliceville.
Pallbearers were Gerald Tucker, Jim Park, Roscoe Harvell, Victor Poole, Dr. William E. Hill Jr., Dennis Herndon, Fletcher deGraffenreid, Paul Campbell, Sue S. Vance, John Brandon, Jerry Brandon, James Gay, Lendon McQueen, George Abrams and Chip Beeker.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, Miss., or Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church Cemetery Fund.

Luther A. Turnipseed
Funeral services for Luther Aaron Turnipseed of Aliceville were held at 11 a.m. July 31 at Aliceville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dewayne McDuff and Rev. Leon Railey officiating.
He was a member of Aliceville First United Methodist Church. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and was the owner-operator of Standard Service Station for 35 years. He was preceded in death by his wife Anna Brooks Turnipseed. He died July 29 at the age of 83 at Sansing County Home.
Survivors include his daughter Barbara A. Cunningham, Ocean Springs, Miss.; sister Frances Carroll, Hurtsboro; brothers Douglas Turnipseed, Aliceville, and Lt. Col. J. D. Turnipseed, Bowling Green, Ky.; grandchildren Candace Cunningham, Ocean Springs, Miss., Cheryl Crane, Birmingham, and Teresa Smith, Atlanta; great-grandchildren, Parker and Mabry Crane, Birmingham, and Shaler Smith, Atlanta.
Pallbearers were David Turnipseed, David Turnipseed Jr., Jim Turnipseed, Richard Knox, Charlie Holliman and Edward Alston. Honorary pallbearers were Will Peebles, James Somerville, Euell Herring and Somerville Park.
Burial was in Franconia Cemetery with Stabler-Robbins Funeral Home of Aliceville directing.


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