Funeral services for Jessie Mayhew of Aliceville were held at 11 a.m. April 3 at Providence Baptist Church with Rev. John Billups officiating.
He was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his children Jessie B. Mayhew and Andy Mayhew and siblings Nancy Barnes, Louella Mayhew, Eugene Mayhew and Jennie Hopson. He died March 30, 2006 at the age of 72 at his residence.
Survivors include his children Randy Mayhew, Betty Mayhew, Lisa (Dennis) McGee, Robert (Juanita) Mayhew and Sandra Mayhew, all of Aliceville, and Georgia Mayhew, Tuscaloosa; brother James Mayhew, Aliceville; stepbrother Willie (Bernice) Washington, Aliceville; sister Bessie (Billy) Williams, Eutaw; grandchildren Felicia (Brian) Thomas and Cedric Mayhew, Tuscaloosa, and Jerome Mayhew, Courtney Mayhew and Melanie Clark, all of Aliceville; great-grandson Jalen Howard, Tuscaloosa; brothers-in-law Ellis Owens and Andy (Minnie) Owens, Aliceville; sisters-in-law Annie Lee Doss and Earline Bryant, both of Aliceville; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were his nephews. Honorary pallbearers were the West Alabama Hospices.
Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing.
Edsel A. Smith
Funeral services for Edsel A. Smith of Reform were held at 2 p.m. April 9 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Douglas, Rev. Sam Andreason and Rev. Leon Orr officiating.
He was born in Reform. He was a member and elder of Reform First Presbyterian Church and a retired assistant supervisor for Southern Natural Gas with 39 years of service. He was a US Army veteran of World War II, being awarded a Bronze Star for the Battle of the Bulge, and a life-long resident of Pickens County. He was preceded in death by his sister Aggie Cain. He died April 7, 2006 at the age of 80 at Aliceville Manor Nursing Home.
Survivors include his wife Mary H. Smith, Reform; daughters Susan (Loyd) Wright, Northport and Cherry (Kenneth) McLendon, Tuscaloosa; brothers Lowell (Elisebeth) Smith and Gene (Ann) Smith, both of Reform; grandchildren David (Leigh) Devine, Chris Devine, Laura and Rachel McLendon; and great-grandchildren Cal Devine, Morgan Devine and Cameron Devine.
Pallbearers were Mike Smith, Andy Smith, Eric Smith, Dusty Woodard, Ron Cameron, Jim Klosterman, Ben Grayson, Adam Wallace and Jamie Wallace.
Honorary pallbearers were Jeremy Bradford, Josh Bradford, members of Reform First Presbyterian Church, employees and retirees of Southern Natural Gas, Mark Wheat, Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Parrish and employees of Aliceville Manor Nursing Home, and members of Reform First Free Will Baptist Church.
Burial was in Graham Memorial Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
Mattie Pearl Wilder
Funeral services for Mattie Pearl "Nippy" Wilder of Aliceville were held at 11 a.m. April 1 at Mt. Parian Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Zebedee Barnes officiating.
She was a member of Mt. Parian Primitive Baptist Church. She spent most of her adult life in Pittsfield, Mass. and returned to Aliceville when her health declined. She was preceded in death by her son Charlie Wilder and nieces Debra Luckey and Rosa Harris. She died March 25, 2006 at the age of 85 at Glen Haven Nursing Home.
Survivors include her son Lemon (Betty) Wilder, Pittsfield, Mass.; brother Rich (Gladys) Wilder, Eutaw; sister Julia (Louis) Stewart, Aliceville; sisters-in-law Margaret Wilder, Tuscaloosa, and Geraldine Coleman, Gordo; grandchildren Eric Wilder, David Taliaferro, Lajuan Wilder, Marcie Wilder, Peter Wilder, Jamaal DeGraffenried, Jeffrey Watford, Michael Watford and Derrick Watford; 20 great-grandchildren; aunt Claudia Sanders, Aliceville; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were her grandsons and nephews.
Burial was in Shedd Hill Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing.
Lavada Lou Shaw Byars
Funeral services for Lavada Lou Shaw Byars of Ethelsville were held at 11 a.m. June 2 at Liberty Assembly of Gordo with Bros. Oscar Maddox, Chester Shaw, George Shaw and Dan Finney officiating.
She was a life-long native of Pickens County, a homemaker and a member of the Liberty Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Clarence Adron Byars, and brother Wilfred (Essie) Shaw. She died May 31, 2006 at the age of 82 at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include her daughters Clara (Dennis) Patterson, Columbus, Miss., Mildred (Vernice) Tilley, Ethelsville, and Sheila (Byron) Richards, Millport; sons Clarence Richard (Virginia) Byars and Waymon (Brenda) Byars, both of Ethelsville; sisters Avalene McDill, Columbus, Miss., and Mary Nell (Billy) Parker, Ethelsville; brothers Troy Winford (Betty) Shaw and G. B. (Dean) Shaw, both of Columbus, Miss. and Eugene Talmadge Shaw, Ethelsville; grandchildren Richie (Jill) Byars, Jerry (Nicole) Tilley, Gene Tilley, Blake (Amber) Richards, Seth Richards, Cybil (Jerry) Clary, Toni (Scott) Adams, Amy (Lee) Pannell, Denise (Charles) Perkins, Dedra (Gary) Rush and April (Todd) Cassity; great-grandsons Jason (Brooke) Perkins, Rilee Byars, Will Byars, Spencer Clary, Kory Adams and Luke Cassity; and great-granddaughters Jenna Clary, Kari Beth Adams, Haley Perkins, Katelyn Rush, Baylee Rush, Macy Tilley and Hannah Tilley.
Pallbearers were Richie Byars, Gene Tilley, Jerry Tilley, Blake Richards, Seth Richards, Jason Perkins, Gary Rush, Todd Cassity, Lee Pannell, Jerry Clary, Scott Adams and Charles Perkins.
Honorary pallbearers were Liberty Volunteer Fire Depart-ment, South Lamar Rescue Squad, Carol Bush and Vernie B. Conner.
Burial was in Andrews Chapel with Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport directing.
Funeral services for Jerry Cornell "Tiger" Little of Nashville, Tenn. were held at 12 p.m. May 26 at Emory Chapel CME Church with Rev. J. Billups officiating.
He was a member of Union Valley Baptist Church. He graduated with honors from Aliceville High School in 1990 and attended Stillman College. He was employed at Tennessee Cook and Chill. He was preceded in death by his mother Ida Mae Gardner, grandmother Dora Mae Little and nephew Stephone Harris. He died May 20, 2006 at the age of 34 at Skyline Hospital.
Survivors include his son Laderick Barnes, Tuscaloosa; mother of his son, Tasheta Barnes, Tuscaloosa; father Jim Henry Rice, Tuscaloosa; stepfather William (Katie) Gardner, Aliceville; sisters Dorothy Orandra and Deandra Gardner, both of Nashville, Tenn., Kimberly (James) Spencer, Little Rock, Ark. and Valarie (Michael) Kennedy, Killeen, Texas; brothers William Little and Jimmy (Francine) King, St. Peters, Mo.; grandmother Fannie Lee Rice, Eutaw; grandfather Ike Wilder, California; great-aunts Lillie Mae Little, Catherine Wilder and Flora Hill, all of Aliceville; special aunts Rosie (Lawson) Pickens, Nashville, Tenn., and Lula (Henry) Smith, Aliceville; special friend Connie Stanton, Nashville, Tenn.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were his classmates and friends.
Burial was in Bethany Town Cemetery with Lavender Funeral Service directing.
Lois D. Williams
Funeral services for Lois D. Williams of Tuscaloosa were held at 11 a.m. June 3 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Parker officiating.
She was born in Gordo. She was a member of Aliceville First United Methodist Church, the VFW Auxiliary, the Tuesday Study Club and the Pickens County Extension Club. She volunteered at the Pickens County Medical Center and the Tom Bevill Visitors Center in Pickensville. She was a retired office manager at Aliceville Cotton Mill with over 40 years of service and an Army WAC veteran of World War II. She was preceded in death by her husband Billy Ray Williams Jr. and nephew Johnny Shackleford. She died May 31, 2006 at the age of 88 at Hospice of West Alabama.
Survivors include her nephew Ladell Shackelford, Northport; nieces Dianne Foster, Northport, and Linda Teaford; sister Lera Marquis, Gordo; four great-nieces; one great-nephew; and two great-great-nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were Morning Point Assisted Living staff, Heritage Nursing Home staff, Hospice of West Alabama and friends and neighbors of Aliceville and Love Circle.
Burial was in Magnolia Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
Addie Lois Bailey
Funeral services for Addie Lois Bailey of Gordo were held at 11 a.m. May 23 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Horace Fair officiating.
She was a member of Pleasant Grove "Bump" Baptist Church, a homemaker and a life-long resident of Pickens County. She was preceded in death by her husband Emmett H. Bailey, son Daniel C. Bailey and infant daughter Betty Lou Bailey. She died May 21, 2006 at the age of 97 at Northport Health and Rehab Center.
Survivors include her sons Jesse C. (Betty Lou) Bailey, Tuscaloosa, and Truman E. (Jean) Bailey, Samuel H. (Barbara) Bailey and D. Randall (Sharon) Bailey, all of Gordo; daughter-in-law Charlotte Bailey, Reform; brother Milton Bridges, Gordo; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were her grandsons Russ Bailey, Ryan Bailey and John Stewart and great-grandsons Tyler Bailey, Jacob Sanders, Chase Smelley and Matt Trull.
Honorary pallbearers were nurses and staff of Northport Health and Rehabilitation, Pickens County Home Health Care, Alacare Hospice, special caregiver Orie Thrasher and friends and neighbors in the Gordo community.
Burial was in Pleasant Grove "Bump" Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
Funeral services for Junior "Cowboy" Corbell of Gordo were held at 1 p.m. May 24 at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Kelly Jolly officiating.
He worked at BF Goodrich for over 27 years. He was a member of the Coker Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the United Full Gospel Fellowship Church. He was preceded in death by his son Dewey Corbell, parents Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Corbell and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Cain. He died May 19, 2006 at the age of 69 in Tuscaloosa.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Hazel Corbell; sister Annie Lee Huffman; brothers J. M. Corbell, Frank Corbell, Thomas Corbell and Leroy Corbell; and grandchildren Elijah Cheek and Christopher Whitley.
Pallbearers were Junior Limely, Eddie Huffman, Shannon Corbell, Steven Boyd, Jimmy Boyd and Louie Boyd.
Honorary pallbearers were Joe Huffman, Charles Gray, Dr. Hilliard and staff and Allan Criswell.
Burial was in Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home directing.
Mary Ann Lee Ellis
Funeral services for Mary Ann Lee Ellis of Livingston were held at 12:30 p.m. May 24 at Livingston Baptist Church with Rev. Jack White and Rev. Carl Sudduth officiating.
She was born in Lewiston, Ala. She was a teacher/school counselor with the Sumter County Board of Education. She was preceded in death by her father Percy H. Lee Sr. She died May 21, 2006 at the age of 58.
Survivors include her husband Aubrey W. Ellis, Living-ston; mother Ruby B. Lee, Reform; mother-in-law Doris Ellis Brown, York; special mother Dot Grace, York; son Darrin (Paige) Ellis, Fairhope, Ala.; daughter Dee Ellis, Huntsville; brothers Percy H. (Nancy) Lee Jr., Carrollton, and Billy R. (Jacki) Lee, Diamondhead, Miss.; sisters Martha Lee, Re-form, and Dorothy (Roy) Roberson, Livingston; grandchildren Jack and Sam Ellis; and brother-in-law Wayne (Cathy) Ellis, Meridian, Miss.
Pallbearers were Dr. Joe Morton, Cary Elliott, Dr. Johnny Lanier, Steven Friday, Wayne Springfield and Hoss Bowlin.
Honorary pallbearers were the Livingston Baptist Hope Sunday School Class.
Burial was in Myrtlewood Cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home of York directing.
William “Bill” Elmore
Funeral services for William "Bill" Elmore of Gordo were held at 2 p.m. May 22 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ralph Tunnell and Rev. Tony Tilley officiating.
He was a retired farmer with Hickman Farms and a life-long resident of Pickens County. He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters. He died May 19, 2006 at the age of 73 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife Mary T. Elmore, Gordo; sons Ritchie Elmore and Jonathan C. Elmore, both of Gordo; sister Ellen Fair, Columbus, Miss.; brother-in-law Robert (Orie) Thrasher, Gordo; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Boyd Elmore, Elbert Elmore, Tony Thrasher, Dwight Thrasher, Edward Thrasher and Michael Tilley.
Honorary pallbearers were Hospice of West Alabama, Dr. Curtis Tucker and staff, Dr. Lee Richardson and staff, Dr. James Donnovan, Beth Pate, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Sanders, Annie Ponds, Posey Hardy, members of Faith Independent Missionary Baptist Church, Dowdle Gas of Gordo, members of Crossroads Baptist Church in Gordo, Harvest Church Ministries, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harcrow, Joyce Prescott, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Hollingsworth, Gordo Church of God, Inc., Lynn Jones, Gerould Thomas, Joe Presley, Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Elmore and the Bruce Mordecai family.
Burial was in Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.