Mary Aneliza Pinkston Hamby
Services for Mary Aneliza Pinkston Hamby, 93, of Anniston, were at 11 a.m. Monday at Gray Brown Service Chapel with Revs. Lamar Denkins, Mike Oliver and Bill Gresham officiating. Burial was in Tallapoosa County Memorial Gardens in Camp Hill, with graveside rites at 3 p.m.
Mrs. Hamby died Friday at Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lura Jane and Jimmy Lipham of Alexandria; two sons and daughters-in-law, Pascal R. and Peggy Hamby of Jacksonville and Thomas E. and Charlotte Hamby of Birmingham; a sister, Earnestine Gresham of Albany, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Dwain Hamby, Darren Hamby, Donna Laberenz, Brian Lipham, Todd Hamby, Steven Hamby, Mark Hamby and Jeff Hamby; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Mrs. Hamby was a former resident of Tallapoosa County and lived in Calhoun County for the last 15 years. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Dadeville.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pascal Roy Hamby Sr.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Williams or Mt. Carmel Baptist Church in Dadeville.
Memorial services for Carlene Wood, 70, will be held at a later date at Chapel Hill Funeral Home and Crematory.
Mrs. Wood died Thursday at her home.
Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Joe Wood of Jacksonville; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and David Wright of Metamora, Mich.; her mother, Glennie Funck of LaGrange, Ga.; four brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Gwen Funck, Monie and Carol Funck and Don Funck, all of Clarkston, Mich., and Ken and Jay Funck of LaGrange; and two grandchildren, Phillip David Wright and Christopher Joel Wright.
Mrs. Wood was a native of Missouri and had lived in Auburn Hills, Mich., for 52 years. A resident of Jacksonville for two years, she was the owner of Carlene’s Beauty Salon. She was preceded in death by her father, George Funck.
Donations can be made to Hospice of East Alabama (New Beacon), P. O. Box 2581, Anniston 36202, or American Cancer Society, 822 Leighton Ave., Suite B, Anniston 36207.
Dorothy Elizabeth Overton Willman
Services for Dorothy Elizabeth Overton Willman, 75, were at 2 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Margaret Northen officiating. Burial was in Jacksonville City Cemetery, with K. L. Brown Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Willman died Dec. 10 at Jacksonville Hospital.
Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Leon D. Willman of Jacksonville; two daughters and a son-in-law, Susan and Harold O’Bryant of Boone, N. C., and Ann Elizabeth Welch of Jacksonville; two grandchildren, Erin O’Bryant and Caite O’Bryant; a niece and two nephews.
Pallbearers were elders of First Presbyterian Church. Honorary pallbearers were members of Gideons International.
Mrs. Willman was born in Tuscaloosa and spent her childhood in the Kaulton community. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama and was one of the first female members of the Million Dollar Band. She taught music at public schools in Tuscaloosa and was a professor of music at Jacksonville State University.
She was a member of Delta Omicron, a music honorary, and First Presbyterian Church. She was director of the children’s choir and sponsor of Westminster Fellowship, a college group of First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed folk music.
Donations can be made to the Dorothy Willman Scholarship Fund, c/o JSU Foundation Inc., 700 Pelham Road N., Jacksonville 36265.
Charles Prue Lyons
Services for Charles Prue Lyons, 86, of Fort Payne, formerly of Jacksonville, were at 2 p.m. Friday at Burt Chapel in Fort Payne, with Rev. Michael Rogers officiating. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.
Mr. Lyons died Dec. 11 at DeKalb Baptist Medical Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Suttles of Fort Payne and Rebecca Perryman Tilley of Anniston; a son, Skipper Perryman of Anniston; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a nephew, Charlie Shipp of Fort Payne, and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Lyons was retired from civil service and was a native of DeKalb County. He was a Baptist and an Army veteran of World War II. He was preceded in death by his wives, Helen Durman Lyons and Virginia Perryman Lyons, and his parents, P. H. and Bonnie Lyons.
Donations can be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.
John Forney Ford
Services for John Forney Ford, 66, were at 1 p.m. Sunday at Jacksonville Church of God, with full military honors. Revs. Harl Skipper and Ronald White officiated. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Rachel V. McCormack Ford of Jacksonville; a daughter, Karen L. Ford of Jacksonville; a son and daughter-in-law, Adrian and Renee Ford of Alexandria; a sister, Edna Wheeler of Anniston; two brothers, Myron T. Ford of Jacksonville and William Michael Ford of Panama City, Fla.; three grandchildren, Leigh Ann Ford, Haley Ford and Hunter Ford; and seven nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were C. G. Hale, Jerry Brown, Richard Moore, Larry Cruz, Tim West, Jimmy Jackson, Daniel Savona and Andy Kotlowski. Honorary pallbearers were Braxton Price and David DuHon.
Mr. Ford was a native and lifelong resident of Calhoun County. He was a member of Jacksonville Church of God and had taught Sunday school and served in several offices in the church. He was a 26-year Army veteran and was employed by the Piedmont Post Office for 14 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Elbert Ford and Hattie Ford, and a brother, Kenneth “Kenny” Ford. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Thomas "Tommy" Gerald Skelton
Services for Thomas “Tommy” Gerald Skelton, 27, of Anniston were at 1 p.m. Sunday at Brown and Kughn Memory Chapel with Revs. John Johnson and David DeLong officiating. Burial was in Forestlawn Gardens.
Mr. Skelton died Thursday at his home.
Survivors include his parents, Ronald and Betty Skelton of Anniston; a sister, Kathleen Johnston of Jacksonville; two brothers, Ronald “Joey” Skelton II of Huntsville and James Skelton of Oxford; four nephews, Jared Johnston, Kyle Johnston, Keenan Johnston and Alex Skelton; and a niece, Allyssa Skelton.
Pallbearers were Carlos Santos, Prentice Johnson, Gregory Johnson, Bill Johnson, Jared Johnston, and Scott Johnston.
Mr. Skelton was born in Dothan and had lived in Calhoun County most of his life. He attended Pleasant Valley High School from 1984-88 and Walter Wellborn High. He was a member of Wayside Baptist Church and made model homes and cities. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thomas Payne and Maxine Washington, and Hardy and Ola Sibert. Mr. Skelton was known for touching the lives of others.