Funeral services for Glenn Beck of Reform were held at 11 a.m. Aug.
16 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Floyd Posey and Rev.
Sam Junkin officiating.
He was employed by Mid South Drilling of Carrollton and was a veteran
of the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his brother, John Beck. He
died Aug. 13 at the age of 53 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife Sarah Beck, Reform; daughters Joyce (Terry)
Knopp and Mary (Jeff) Long, both of Reform; son Michael Beck, Reform; brothers-in-law
Louis (Alice) Reece, Carrollton, and Billy Joe (Sarah) Reece, Aliceville;
brothers Wayne (Patricia) Beck, Echola, and Myron Beck, Gordo; parents
T. C. and Charlene Beck, Gordo; and grandchildren Elizabeth Knopp, Joshua
Knopp, Kimberly Knopp, Alisa Long, Jeremy Long and Sara Long.
Pallbearers were David Brown, Ronald Acker, Keith Reece, Keith Crowley,
Dewayne Beck, Darrell Beck and Daniel Beck.
Burial was in Shady Grove Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform
Thelma Lee Britt
Funeral services for Thelma Lee Britt of Gordo were held at 2 p.m.
Aug. 16 at West End Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Griffin officiating.
She was a member of West End Baptist Church, VFW Auxiliary and the
Golden Agers Sunday School Class. She was retired from the Aliceville Cotton
Mill. She was preceded in death by her husband Ray Britt and son Allan
Britt. She died Aug. 13 at the age of 85 at her residence.
Survivors include her daughter Della D. Buonamici, Oakland, Cal.; sons
Robert (Ann) C. Sullivan, Phoenix, Ariz., Grover (Pat) V. Sullivan, Tuscaloosa,
and James (Cheryl) E. Britt, Jasper; sister, Vera Sullivan, Aliceville;
14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were deacons of West End Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers
were deacons of West End Baptist Church and the Golden Agers Sunday School
Burial was in Magnolia Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of
Willie F. Duncan
Funeral services for Willie F. Duncan of Demopolis were held at 1 p.m.
Aug. 20 at the Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel.
She was a retired housewife. She was a member of Ebenezer Methodist
Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Tee Duncan, a daughter
Dorothy Etheridge, and two granddaughters, Phyllis and Robin Duncan.
Survivors include two sons, James (Sibyl) Duncan, Eutaw, and Leon (Barbara)
Duncan, Baker, La.; daughter Juanita (Ottis) Bradford, Franklinton, La.;
son-in-law W. G. Etheridge, Demopolis; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren;
and six great-great-grandchildren.
Great-grandsons served as pallbearers.
Burial was in Ebenezer Cemetery in Lamar County with Dowdle Funeral
Funeral services for Viola Jones of Carrollton were held at 11 a.m.
Aug. 15 at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Billups officiating.
She was a native of Carrollton. She was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist
Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands Lloyd Ball and Roy Jones;
daughter Hattie Mae Ferguson; a brother Isaac Stewart Jr. and a sister
Maggie Wilder. She died Aug. 10 at Pickens County Medical Center at the
age of 84.
Survivors include two daughters, Rozzie (David) Patterson, Rockingham,
NC, and Nannie Lee Hayes, Carrollton; one son Albert Louis Ball, Carrollton;
six granddaughters, Belinda (Winford) Bethea, Flushing, NY, Teresa Smith,
Eufaula, Glenda (Percy) Jones, Annette (Limuel) Askelo, Patricia (Lucian
III) Gill, all of Dothan, Joyce Smith, Columbus, Miss.; three grandsons,
Steve (Linda) Billups, Jamaica, NY, Harold Smith, Carrollton, and Albert
L. Ball Jr., Elgin, Ill.; 16 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons and friends served as pallbearers.
Burial was in Sinai Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing.
Geraldine P. McGee
Funeral services for Geraldine P. McGee of Gordo were held at 2 p.m.
Aug. 17 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Cotton Robertson officiating.
She was a Jehovah's Witness and a homemaker. She died Aug. 14 at the
age of 71 at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her husband Eugene D. McGee, Gordo; sons Dudley (Lottie)
E. McGee and Mike (Sam) McGee, both of Gordo; sister Frances Kilburn, Athens;
brother Victor Pate, Northport; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren
and one great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers were Troy McGee, Albert McGee Jr., Larry McGee, Berry McGee,
Bill Cooper and James Pate.
Burial was in Holly Springs Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform
Mary Virginia McCafferty Stephens
Funeral services for Mary Virginia McCafferty Stephens of Reform were
held at 3 p.m. Aug. 14 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. James Posey
and Rev. Dan Turman officiating.
She was a life-long member of Garden Baptist Church of Aliceville.
She was retired from Huyck Felt in Aliceville and also worked at the Aliceville
Cotton Mill for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Bennie
Vernon Stephens; son Charles Virgil Stephens; and grandson Brandt Stephens.
She died Aug. 12 at the age of 88 at her daughter's residence.
Survivors include her daughters Pat Bain and Allene Clemmons, both
of Reform, and Kate Stephens, Scottsboro; son Henry (Linda) Stephens, Coker;
sister Annie Jones, Northport; brother Robert (Doris) McCafferty, Aliceville;
grandchildren Charlene (Allen) Moorehead, Michele (Jeff) Snyder, Trina
(George) Lambert, Chuck Ryland, Wayne (Carol) Marlowe, Aubrey Marlowe,
Kenny (Rita) Marlowe, Deedera Rhodes, Gwen Jones, Jay Bain, Hank (Dana)
Stephens; 27 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; special
niece Diane Findley; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jay Bain, Allen Marlowe, Joseph Marlowe, Kenny Marlowe,
Stephen Moorehead, Chuck Ryland and Hank Stephens.
Honorary pallbearers were Aubrey Marlowe, Wayne Marlowe, Allen Moorehead,
Jeff Snyder, Dr. Lee Richardson, Dr. John Mantle, nurses and staff of Pickens
County Home Health Care and many friends whom she loved so dearly throughout
Burial was in Magnolia Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of
Thomas Edward Stone Sr.
Memorial services for Thomas Edward Stone Sr. of Reform were held recently
in Henderson, Ky. with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform handling the local
He was a retired oil field worker for Crescent Drilling Co., a member
of the American Legion and served in the ArmyAir Force in the Philippines.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Lisa Hall. He died Aug. 13 at
the age of 72 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife Joyce Stone; sons Thomas Stone, Jr. and
Glen Stone; daughters Martha Evans, Charlotte Heid and Barbara Eichen;
brothers Marlin Stone and Earl DeLong; sisters Betty Watson and Annie Moyer;
18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Free Will Baptist
Church of Reform.
Jimmy Carl Brown
Funeral services for Jimmy Carl Brown of Rt. 1 Boligee were held at
2 p.m. Aug. 31 at Stabler-Robbins Chapel in Reform with Bro. Larry Reece
He was preceded in death by his mother Patsy Brown. He died Aug. 29
at the age of 36 at his residence.
Survivors include his father Carl W. Brown, Boligee; sisters Cynthia
Ann Williams, Millport, Mary Ann Kornegay, Centerville, Ala., and Wanda
B. Duncan, Gordo; brother M. R. Cook, Reform; special aunt Margie, Millport;
and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were Brian Cook, Shane Cook, Jason Kornegay, Lance
Kornegay, Scottie Hubbard and Shane Fields.
Burial was in Heritage Memorial Gardens with StablerRobbins Funeral
Home of Reform directing.
Vassie Rona Koon Brown
Funeral services for Vassie Rona Koon Brown of Tuscaloosa, formerly
of Gordo, were held Sept. 2 at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home in Northport
with Dr. Ervin Cook officiating.
She was a long time member of Tuscaloosa Chapter 395 Order of Eastern
Star, holding various offices and stations through her years of membership.
Her love of flowers and gardening led to memberships in several local garden
clubs, including the Rainbow Garden Club. She was an active member of Alberta
Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, W. H. and Ella
Koon, and her husband Clarence Jackson Brown who died six days prior to
their 70th wedding anniversary in 1985. She died Aug. 29 at DCH Regional
Medical Center at the age of 102.
Survivors include her children Pauline B. Blakeney of Greeneville,
Tenn., Lillian B. Brown, and Dr. Jack C. Brown (his wife Lou) of Tuscaloosa;
five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Grandsons and great-grand sons served as pallbearers. The family relayed
special thanks to Evelyn Hardy and the staff of LaRocco Nursing Home for
the tender loving care they gave her over the past eight years.
Burial followed at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Magnolia Chapel Funeral
Memorials may be made to The Flower Fund, Alberta Baptist Church, 2210
University Blvd. East, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 or Gideon's International,
5725 Skyland Blvd. E., Cottondale, AL 35453.
Funeral services for Edward Cunningham of McShan were held at 10 a.m.
Aug. 26 at Phoenix Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with Rev. Barbara
He was a native of Pickens County. He was a member of Phoenix CME Church.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict and served in the
Air Force from 1950 to 1958. He owned and managed his own contracting company,
specializing in brick masonry. He died Aug. 24 at DCH Regional Medical
Center in Tuscaloosa at the age of 70.
Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Cunningham, Detroit, Mich.,
Veronica Perryman, Birmingham, and Cassandra Cunningham, Atlanta, Ga..;
four sons, Melvin Cunningham, Columbus, Miss., Edward Cunningham, Atlanta,
Ga.,, McKinley (Frauke) Cunningham, El Paso, Tex., and Otis Griffin, Los
Angeles, Cal.; one great-grandchild; one sister Ella Hill, Parrish; one
aunt Olene Easterwood, McShan; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Burial was in the church cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing.
Alice R. Johnson
Funeral services for Alice R. Johnson of Reform were held at 2 p.m.
Aug. 29 at Arbor Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Brannon Pinion and Rev.
Geary Hewett officiating.
She was a member of Arbor Springs Baptist Church and a homemaker. She
died Aug. 26 at the age of 71 at her residence.
Survivors include her husband James Doyle Johnson, Reform; daughter
Doylene (Ronnie) Oswalt, New Hope, Miss.; sons Clyde (Wanda) Stevens, Fayette,
and Bruce Stevens, Orlando; sisters Julia (Jimmy) Lee and Linda (John)
Gamble, both of Tuscaloosa, and Bunny (David) Lee, Ralph; four grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Roosevelt Turner, Cleo Kyles, Hubert Kelley, Greg
Turner, Bob Pate and Dale Shelton.
Burial was in Heritage Memorial Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home
of Reform directing.
Funeral services for Ronny Vann Knox of Pickensville were held at 11
a.m. Sept. 1 at First Baptist Church of Pickensville with Bro. Tim Jones
and Dr. Jim Cooley officiating.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pickensville. He received
an associates degree in machinist and numerical control from Shelton State
and was employed 11 years with Weyerhaeuser Paper Mill in Columbus. He
died Aug. 29 at the age of 35.
Survivors include his mother Elizabeth C. Knox, Aliceville; father
Richard L. Knox Sr., Aliceville; brother Richard L. (Susan) Knox Jr., Meridian,
Miss.; nephews Brian and Daniel Knox; and grandmother Virginia W. Knox,
Pallbearers were Gerry Tucker, John Robbins, Marshall Puckett, Timmy
Gates, David Jones, Gerald Noland, Jeff Lewis and Joe Lewis.
Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Edwards, Bill Wealsey, Tommy Whigham,
Michael Buxton, Toni O'Neil, Alan Crane, Damon Beasley, Ray Shelton, Doug
Harmon, Freddie Ammons, Tony Fuller and Doug Fikes.
Burial was in Franconia Cemetery with StablerRobbins Funeral Home of
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church of
Pickensville, 119 Old Mill Rd. Carrollton, AL 35447.
Opal G. Tilley
Funeral services for Opal G. Tilley of Reform were held at 11 a.m.
Sept. 2 at Fellowship Baptist Church with Bro. Adam Homan, Rev. Lindsey
Watkins and Rev. Eugene Junkin officiating.
She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. She was a retired child
nutritionist for the Pickens County Board of Education, and a lifelong
resident of Pickens County. She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar
Lee Tilley; and son Aristo Tilley. She died Aug. 31 at DCH Regional Medical
Survivors include her daughters Diane (Jimmy) Vaughn, Coker, Marion
(David) Martin, Reform, June (Rick) Waldrop, Tuscaloosa, and Judy (Mike)
Aldridge, Florence, Ala.; sons James (Doris) Tilley and Richard Tilley,
both of Reform; grandchildren, Sharon Jimerson, Kim Woods, Jamie Tilley,
Michael Tilley, Melissa Kelley, Justin Vaughn, Lisa Aldridge, Scott Tilley,
Kristi Tilley Lockhart and Jason Trull; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were David Martin, Jimmy Vaughn, Mike Aldridge, Rick Waldrop,
Jamie Tilley and Benji Kelley.
The family wishes to thank Dr. John Brandon, Dr. Jacqueline Ansell,
nurses of TSICU at DCH, her friends, and friends of the family.
Burial was in the Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral
Home of Reform directing.
Funeral services for Henry White of Austin, Tex. were held at 11 a.m.
Aug. 26 at the Lavender Funeral Service Chapel with Rev. D. Johnson officiating.
He was a graduate of Carrollton High School and later joined the U.S.
Army. He lived in Austin, Tex. and was a member of Gildon Creek First Baptist
Church where he became an ordained minister. He died Aug. 11 in Austin,
Tex. at the age of 43.
Survivors include one son Brandon Lewis, Austin, Tex.; seven brothers,
Willie White, John Lee White, Bob White and Raymond White, all of Carrollton,
Lee Davis White, Reform, Tommy White, Gordo, and John Willie White, Brooksville,
Miss.; three sisters, Mary Jane White, Laura White and Fannie White, all
of Carrollton; one uncle Willie White, Gordo; a devoted friend Terry Carwell,
Austin, Tex.; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Brothers served as pallbearers.
Burial was in Sinai Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing.
Gladys L. Cabiness
Funeral services for Gladys L. Cabiness of Gordo were held at 11 a.m.
Sept. 6 at Sand Springs Methodist Church with Rev. George Jackson and Rev.
Mike Bush officiating.
She was a member of Sand Springs Methodist Church where she sometimes
served as pianist. She was a life-long resident of Pickens County. She
was preceded in death by her husband Doyle Cabiness. She died Sept. 3 at
the age of 84 at Heritage Health Care Center.
Survivors include three daughters, Lorene (Malone) Williams and Elizabeth
(Julius) Hale, both of Tuscaloosa, and Elsie (Travis) Booth, Buhl; son
Rev. Nelson (Patricia) Cabiness, Gordo; brother Roy Elmore, Columbus, Miss.;
five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Daryl Hale, Phillip Booth, Jack Hale, Malone Williams,
Greg Cooper and Garnett Miller.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Thomas McDermott, the staff of Heritage
Health Care Center, and many friends of Gordo.
Burial was in the Sand Springs Methodist Church Cemetery with Skelton
Funeral Home of Reform directing.
Funeral services for Elzy Little of Ethelsville were held at 2 p.m.
Sept. 2 at Baptist Grove MB Church with Pastor H. L. Shamery officiating.
He was a native of Lowndes County, Miss. He was a member of Baptist
Grove MB Church. He was a logger and a farmer. He was preceded in death
by his wife Callie Little. He died Aug. 28 at the age of 95 at Aliceville
Manor Nursing Home.
Survivors include his son Eddie James Little; and several nieces and
Nephews served as pallbearers.
Burial was in Baptist Grove Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service
Mary Lou McCarthy
Funeral services for Mary Lou McCarthy of Detroit, Mich. were held
at 11 a.m. Sept. 2 at Owens Chapel CME Church with Rev. J.J. Williams officiating.
She was a native of Carrollton. She was a member of Carter Metropolitan
CME Church, Detroit, and a member of the Stewardess Board No. 2. She was
preceded in death by her son James Henry Jr. She died Aug. 26 at the age
Survivors include her daughter Eleanor (Bobby) Mathews, Fairport, NY;
granddaughters Phyllis Lawson, Penfield, NY and Nedra (Oatis) Barnes, Atlanta,
Ga.; grandson Gary Mathews, Plainfield, N.J.; nine great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
Nephews and friends served as pallbearers.
Burial was in Community Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing.
Curtis Lee Morrow
Funeral services for Curtis Lee Morrow of Carrollton were held at 2
p.m. Aug. 29 at Springhill Baptist Church with Rev. James Henry McClung
He was a member of Springhill Baptist Church. He was preceded in death
by his mother Mattie Morrow. He died Aug. 21 at the age of 38 at Brookwood
Survivors include his sisters Sarah Temple and Willie Hines, both of
Carrollton, and Linda Reed, New Jersey; aunt Bessie Dumas, Winslock, Conn.;
uncles Walter Jemison, Carrollton, and Jack Prude, Buronia, Miss.; and
several nieces and nephews.
Family and friends served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were
nephews and cousins.
Burial was in Springhill Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing.
Ellis H. Price
Funeral services for Ellis H. Price of Churchville, Md. were held 10
a.m. Aug. 25 at McComas Funeral Home in Abingdon, Md. with Rev. Steve Stubblefield
He was a native of Ethelsville. He worked as an operating engineer
for the U.S. government and was a member of the Masonic Stevenson Lodge
No. 136 and Golden Age Club of Churchville. He served in the U.S. Army
during World War II. He died Aug. 22 at the age of 95 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife Ruth Hash Price; and daughter Sally G. Price,
Burial was in Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Cemetery in Darlington
with McComas Funeral Home directing.
Dennis L. Sagely
Graveside services for Dennis L. Sagely of Carrollton were held at
2 p.m. Sept. 9 at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery with Rev. Ben Styles and Rev.
Rodney Hedrick officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
He was a graduate of Carrollton High School, an iron worker, and a
life-long resident of Pickens County. He was preceded in death by his father
L. D. Sagely. He died Sept. 7 at the age of 40 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife Diane Sagely, Carrollton; step-daughter,
Bethany McDonald, Carrollton; son Dennis Clay Sagely, Tuscaloosa; stepsons,
Adam McDonald, Luke McDonald and Jeremy McDonald, all of Carrollton; sister
Gina (Larry) Richardson, Marshall, Tex.; and mother Amanda Sagely, Carrollton.
Honorary pallbearers were Tony Covington, Freddie Ammons, Larry Skelton,
Jimmy Weiland, David Mayo, Jeff McCafferty, Greg McCafferty, Laverne Sims,
Clyde Marine, Charlie Marine and Jack Marine.
Oweta Hudson Smith
Graveside services for Oweta J. Hudson Smith of Grand Prairie, Tex,
were held at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with Ray Funeral
Home of Cleveland directing.
She was a native of Columbus, Miss. She was a member of Second Baptist
Church in Greenville and a native of Columbus, Miss. She graduated from
Draughton's Business College. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the Grand
Prairie Police Department and Public Safety Department until her retirement.
She was an active member of the Grand Prairie Senior Citizens Organization
and a Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church in Grand Prairie, Tex.
She was preceded in death by her husband John Edward Smith. She died Aug.
28 at the age of 76 at her residence.
Survivors include her daughters Mary Katherine Ezelle, Cleveland, Margaret
J. Warnock, Moorhead, and Patricia Ann Worsham, Grenada; son John Gary
Smith, Cleveland; sister Loretta Medley, Aliceville; brothers Murphy Hudson,
Los Angeles, Robert Dickens, Millington, Tenn., and Jack Dickens, Maurnelle,
Ark; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Walter F. Wheat Sr.
Graveside services with full Masonic rites for Walter F. Wheat Sr.
of Carrollton were held at 11 a.m. Sept. 5 at Carrollton City Cemetery
with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
He was a member of the Methodist faith and the Carrollton Masonic Lodge
No. 214, a retired police officer and a life-long resident of Pickens County.
He was preceded in death by his wife Katie Ann Wheat; daughter Judy W.
Roskos; and son-in-law Harold W. Reynolds. He died Sept. 2 at the age of
82 at Southland Nursing Home, Marion.
Survivors include his daughter Jane Reynolds, Scottsboro; sons T. R.
"Dick" (Phyllis) Wheat, Grand Bay, and W. F. "Frank" Wheat Jr., Louisiana;
sisters Dorothy Strawn, Aliceville, and Eulene Carr, Columbus, Miss.; brother
Bascomb Wheat, Reform; grandchildren, Sally Reynolds, Robin Harden, Wes
Reynolds, Ken Wheat, Tom Wheat, Susan Chandler, Katie Wheat Kendrick, Joan
Jones, Dr. John Roskos, Tish Wheat, Josh Wheat, Dusty Wheat and William
Wheat; and great-grandchildren Ann Wesley Harden, Claire Elizabeth Harden,
Sarah Dianne Jones, Courtney Erin Wheat, Kirsten Ashley Wheat, Catherine
Britton Jones, Darby Grace Wheat, Christopher Kyle Chandler, Payton Elizabeth
Kendrick, Jacob Wesley Reynolds, Morgan Cacyce Reynolds and John Michael
Roskos, III; and son-in-law Johnny Roskos, Carrollton.
Funeral services for Virginia Windham of Reform were held at 1 p.m.
Sept. 7 at New Providence Baptist Church with Rev. George R. Clancy officiating.
She was a member of New Providence Baptist Church. She was preceded
in death by her husband John Windham and daughter Connie Dean. She died
Sept. 1 at the age of 91.
Survivors include her children Jessie (Phyllis) James Windham, Carrollton,
Eva Windham, Bobby (Evelyn) John Windham and Benny Marzette Windham, all
of Reform, Ada (Harvey) Mae Davis, St. Louis, Mo., Samuel (Joan) Windham,
Hempstead, NY, and Roosevelt Windham, Tuscaloosa; sister Lou Dummen, Reform;
34 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Charles Atkins, Anthony Guyton, James Windham Jr.,
Joseph Dantzler, Larry Guyton and Wilmer Davis.
Burial was in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery with Lavender Funeral