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Pickens County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in the Aliceville, Reform, Gordo, Carrollton, Macedonia, and Pickensville areas.)

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Pickens County, Alabama Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Pickens County, Alabama Obituary Collection - 12

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Date: Sunday, 20 March 2011, at 12:14 p.m.

Mary Lucille Perrigin
Funeral services for Mary Lucille Perrigin of Florence, formerly of Reform, were held at 3 p.m. July 10 at Skel-ton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Smith officiating.

She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Curtis Perrigin. She died July 10 at the age of 89 at Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing Home in Florence.

Survivors include her son Gerald (Judy) Perrigin, Flor-ence; and granddaughter Starla Perrigin (Bill) Farris, Florence.
Burial was in Liberty Cemetery with Skelton Fune-ral Home of Reform directing.

Annie Mae Wilder
Funeral services for Annie Mae Wilder of Aliceville were held at 11 a.m. July 11 at Emory Chapel CME Church with Elder James H. Lowe officiating.

She was a member of Emory Chapel CME Church. She was preceded in death by her son Jimmie Lee Sanders; goddaughter Mary Brown-ridge; sisters Rubie Little and Francis Wilder; and brothers Robert Wilder, John Wilder, Ephram Richardson, Willie Wilder and Joe Ray Lanier. She died July 5 at the age of 78.

Survivors include her godson Bernard (Jeffery) Wilder, Aliceville; goddaughter Ruthie Mae Gaskins, Alice-ville; sister Trudie Lanier, Aliceville; brother Robert Wilder, West Virginia; special niece Minnie McCoy, Aliceville; and special caregivers Wilhemina Bonner Doss and Annie Ruth Seay.

Pallbearers were nephews and friends.

Burial was in Bethany Town Cemetery with Laven-der Funeral Service directing.

Stanley Hicks Jr.
Graveside services for Stanley Hicks Jr. of Gordo were held at 11 a.m. July 10 at West Alabama Memorial Gardens with Rev. Chester Free officiating and Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

He was a retired electrician for GenCorp with 29 years of service. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and served with the U.S. Coast Guard. He was preceded in death by his wife Nancy Carol Hicks. He died July 8 at the age of 68 at his residence.

Survivors include his daughters Kristy Harrison, Birmingham, and Kaye Murphy, Gordo; sons David Hicks and Brandon Hicks, both of Gordo; sisters Louise Thomas, Birmingham and Pat James, Seattle, Wash.; brothers Ralph Hicks, West Blocton, and Mike Hicks, Gordo; grandchildren Victoria Lyn Murphy, Austin Scott Murphy, Noah Jameson Murphy, Kathryn Heather Harrison and Jarrett Alexander Harrison.

Honorary pallbearers were employees of Hospice of West Alabama and Dr. John Brandon and staff.

Frank B. Mayers
Funeral services for Frank B. Mayers of Aliceville were held at 10 a.m. July 11 at Aliceville First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Parker officiating.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Aliceville. He was a graduate of Auburn University and member of Theta Chi Fraternity. He was a veteran of World War II, owner and operator of Mayers Drug Store and a retired businessman and registered pharmacist. He was preceded in death by his wife Sarah Mack Mayers; brother Ricks Mayers Sr. and sister Helen Mayers. He died July 8 at the age of 85 at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his nephews Richard M. (Lanita) Mayers Sr. and Ricks (Judy) Mayers Jr.; niece Kathryn Mayers (George) Ferguson; great-nephews Ben Hydrick, Richard Mayers Jr., Brett Sullivan Mayers and Hunter Ferguson; great-nieces Amberley M. Holley, Laura Ashley Mayers and Katie Ferguson; step-daughter-in-law Doris Bagwell and step-grandchildren Wells Bozeman, Howard Bagwell and Frank Bagwell.

Pallbearers were Mike Farmer, Erskine Jordan, Donnie McKinzey, Billy McKinzey, Milton Noland Jr. and Ganus Burkhalter.

Honorary pallbearers were J. T. Wright, Jimmy McBride, Will Peebles, Verbon Atkins, Andy Wright, Wendell Parish, Delin Fuller, Bob Hudgins, John Russell, Everett Owens, Richard Knox, Sonny Collins, Sonny Sterling, J. R. Ball, Bill Lee, Jim Parker, Joel Barnhart, Euell Herring and Pep Johnston.

Burial was in Millport City Cemetery with Stabler Robbins Funeral Directors of Aliceville directing.

Somerville Park
Graveside services for John Somerville Park of Aliceville were held at 10 a.m. July 13 at Franconia Cemetery with Rev. Tom Kay Jr. officiating and StablerRobbins Funeral Home of Aliceville directing.

He was a member of Aliceville First Presbyterian Church and Deacon Emeritus. He was a graduate of Aliceville High School and attended Marion Institute and the University of Alabama. He was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He was an Army Sergeant and a veteran of World War II. He worked most of his career with Valley Fertilizer Co. and International Mineral Corp.

He was a life-long resident of Aliceville, an avid golfer and past president and member of Aliceville Rotary Club. He died July 11 at the age of 82 at Pickens County Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife Ann P. Park; daughters Betsy Park Gray and Suzanne Park (Tom) Engel; sons James B. (Marilyn) Park and John S. Park Jr.; and grandchildren Carolyn Ann Park and Catie Park.

Pallbearers were Edward Alston, Jack Somerville, Everett Owens, Henry Ware, Joe Horton, Mike Farmer, Tommy Russell and John Russell.

Honorary pallbearers were Robert Hugh Kirksey and Max Perkins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703.

G. S. Spruill
A memorial service celebration for G. S. Spruill of Reform will be held at 2 p.m. July 21 at First United Methodist Church of Reform.

He graduated from the University of Alabama with an AB Degree in 1929 and his masters in 1941. He worked as a teacher and principal at Pickens County High School in Reform. He was a former member and president of the Reform Rotary Club. He died July 8 at the age of 93 at Pickens County Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years Ophelia Shirley Spruill, Reform; daughter Gloria Spruill, Birmingham; son Don Spruill, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren Elizabeth Spruill, Tuscaloosa and Margaret Spruill, Atlanta, Ga.; and sister-in-law Mildred Spruill, Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's of Central Alabama, 9 Office Park Drive, Mountainbrook, AL 35223, in his memory.

Willie C. Stewart
Funeral services for Willie C. Stewart of Gordo were held at 11 a.m. July 10 at Oak Grove CME Church with Rev. George W. Stewart officiating.

He was a member of Oak Grove CME Church in Gordo. He was preceded in death by his son R. D. Stewart; and sister-in-law Eula Howard. He died July 4 at the age of 99.

Survivors include his sons Rev. Bobby (Kimberly) Howard, Donnie (Meritha) Stewart, Chris (Phyllis) Stewart and Anthony (Don-na) Stewart, all of Tuscaloosa, Willie (Wilma) Stewart Jr., Northport; Frankie (Jeno) Stewart, Oak Grove, Ky. and Theodis Turner, York; daughters Zellina Thomas, Birmingham, Diane Riggs and Janice Stewart, both of Gordo; and Linda (Anthony) Walker, Tuscaloosa; sister-in-law Essie Howard, Birmingham; brothers-in-law Willie Rice and John Wesley Little, both of Birmingham; 27 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Carlos Stewart, Derrick Walker, Chris Barnes, Eric Stewart, Jonathan Easterwood, Michael Walker, Corey Walker and Brandon Stewart.

Honorary pallbearers were the staff of DCH, Northport ICU.
Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing.

Margaret Stinson
Funeral services for Margaret Stinson of Carrollton were held at 2 p.m. July 7 at Infant Baptist Church with Rev. Ezelle Simon officiating.

She was a member of Infant Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter and two brothers. She died July 3 at the age of 67 at Pickens County Medical Center.

Survivors include her daughters Mary (Larry) Bonner, Killeen, Tex., and Sally Mae Binion, Carrollton; son Henry (Gale) Binion, New Iveria, La.; brother Bennie Stinson, Los Angeles, Cal.; sisters Hester Lang, Sara Watkins and Annie Louise Minor, all of Carrollton; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

Burial was in Beebee Chapel Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing.

Bob Vaughn
Funeral services for Robert Don "Bob" Vaughn of Gordo were held at 1 p.m. July 12 at Fellowship Baptist Church with Rev. Lindsey Watkins, Rev. Adam Homan, Rev. Jerry Robbins and Rev. Eugene Junkins officiating.

He was a native of Monroe County, Miss. He retired from W. S. Newell Inc. of Montgomery and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother Clarice Williams Vaughn; father Randolph Vaughn; brothers Alton Vaughn and Vernon Vaughn and granddaughter Jennifer Smith. He died July 9 at the age of 69 at his residence.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years Eunice Champion Vaughn, Gordo; daughters Denise (Johnny) Smith, Darlene (Gary) Keasler and Doreen (David) Saxton, all of Gordo; son Don (Jenane) Vaughn, Gordo; sister Ann Skelton, Cottondale; brothers Tom Vaughn and Harold Vaughn, both of Samantha; grandchildren John and Robert Smith, Crystal and Amy Vaughn, Deanna, Brandon and Savannah Keasler and Bobby Saxton; great-granddaughter Madison Smith; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Dennis Stokes, Roger Stokes, Brandon Keasler, Robert Smith, John Smith, Derrell Galbreath and Bobby Saxton.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Lee Richardson, Dr. Barry Darden, Medical Staff of PCMC, Dr. Shelby Sanford, Dr. Pamela Hughes, Staff of Southeast Cancer Care Center, Hospice of West Alabama (Patsy Skelton, RN), W. S. Newell Inc. Tire Shop customers and friends.

Burial was in West Alabama Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Nell Dillard
Funeral services for Alice Nell Dillard of Gordo were held at 11 a.m. July 19 at Gordo First Baptist Church with Rev. Pat Powell and Rev. Neil Nichols officiating.

She was a member of Gordo First Baptist Church, a retired employee of Gulf States Paper and a resident of Pickens County for over 45 years. She was preceded in death by her parents Bura P. and Ludie Fields Malone; and brother Bennie F. Malone. She died July 17 at the age of 64 at her residence.

Survivors include her husband Rayvon Dillard, Gordo; sons William R. "Randy" (Sherri) Dillard and Christopher Todd Dillard, both of Gordo; sisters Mildred Strickland, Reform, Mary Dillard, Cottondale, Margie Duckworth, Columbus, Miss. and Brenda Posey, Gordo; brother Joe D. Malone, Northport; and grandchildren Lucas Dillard and Ryan Dillard.

Pallbearers were Danny Dillard, Roger Minton, Ben Posey, Jeremy Robertson, Jerry Koster Jr. and James Tilley.
Honorary pallbearers were doctors and staff at DCH Cancer Center, staff of Hospice of West Alabama, members of Gordo First Baptist Church, Sharon Atkins, Joey Broom, Donna Broom and Mary Spain.

Burial was in Gordo City Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Henry Oscar Fulgham
Funeral services for Henry Oscar Fulgham of Reform were held at 11 a.m. July 21 at Glen Echo Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Mullenix and Rev. Elliott Gray officiating.

He was a member of Glen Echo Freewill Baptist Church, a member of Masonic Fellowship Lodge No. 172 F&AM for over 50 years, a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Pickens County. He was preceded in death by his wife Kate Duckworth Fulgham; grandson Frederick Fulgham; and son-in-law Bill Crowder. He died July 18 at the age of 90 at Northport Medical Center -DCH.
Survivors include his daughters Lenora F. (Troy) Smith, Beaverton, Ore. and Linda F. Crowder, Reform; sons Tim (Sharon) Fulgham, Reform; Henry B. (Barbara) Fulgham, Mobile; sister Leona Bicknell, Tuscaloosa; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Fulgham, Glenn Fulgham, Randy Smith, Byron Crowder, Joshua Smith and Donnie Cameron.
Burial was in Glen Echo Cemetery with Masonic rites with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.

Joseph Jermaine Gay
Funeral services for Joseph Jermaine Gay of Aliceville were held at 11 a.m. July 17 at Old Bethany Primitive Baptist Church with Evangelist Veronica L. Hinton Pierre officiating.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandmother Nancy Wilder; and cousin Jeffery Jermaine Wilder. He died July 12 at the age of seven months in Huntsville.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Valerie Gay Jackson and Kevin Jackson, both of Huntsville; father Demetric Beckham; sisters Chelsea Gay, Alliyah and Alexis, all of Huntsville; brother Jamil, Huntsville; stepbrothers Deonte and Jazzman, both of Huntsville; stepsister Ashnah, Huntsville; grandparents James and Mattie Harkness, Aliceville, Joseph and Mary Belton, Huntsville; great-grandfather Thomas S. Wilder, Aliceville; uncles Mark A. (Cassandra) Gay, Tuscaloosa, Calvin James Harkness and Donald (Debra) McMullen, Aliceville, and Vonnie McMullen Jr., Tupelo, Miss.; aunts Vanessa L. Gay (Robert) Rice, Lithonia, Ga., and Marva D. Gipson and Latressa Hudson (Russell) Lassiter, both of Huntsville; and great uncle Thomas Jefferson (Linda) Wilder, St. Charles, Ill.

Pallbearers were Mark A. Gay, Calvin James Harkness, Robert Rice Jr. and Thomas J. Wilder.

Burial was in Old Bethany Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing.

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