Petty Freeman Jones
Funeral services for Petty Freeman Jones of Vernon were held at 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Tony Lawrence officiating.
He was a native of Pickens County. He was a member of the Christian Hope Church in the Coal Fire community. He was employed at Wheeler Automotive. He also owned and operated his lawn service business. He died Jan. 27 at DCH Regional Medical Center at the age of 48.
Survivors include his parents Freeman Jones and Sarah Alice Jones, Reform; wife Willene Shelley Jones, Vernon; two sons, Teddy Jones, Vernon, and Rico Minor, Columbus, Miss.; three daughters, Ginger Jones and Mary Jones, both of Vernon, and Yolanda Wallace, Tuscaloosa; five brothers, Henry B. Jones, Raymond Jones and Joseph Gardner, all of Reform, Willie Lee Jones, Columbus, Miss., and Billy Joe Gardner, Ethelsville; six sisters, Sarah Ann Jones, Marie Jones and Alice Jones, all of Columbus, Miss., Nancy Jones, Birmingham,, Joyce Ann Gardner, Reform, and Lizzie Gardner, Tuscaloosa; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robert Shelly, John Lee Kidd, Tom Kidd, Eddie Collins, Bill Wheeler and Bobby Wheeler.
Burial was in the Bethel Church of Christ Cemetery with Otts Funeral Home directing.
Bobby Ray Newell
Funeral services for Bobby Ray Newell of Gordo were held at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Crossroads Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Meacham and Rev. Keith Crowley officiating.
He was a native of Gordo and a lifelong resident of Pickens County. He was employed by Robertson Brothers Lumber Co. as a truck driver. He was preceded in death by his father Clarence Newell, brother Billy Newell and sister Sue McCrackin. He died Jan. 28 at his residence at the age of 49.
Survivors include his wife Charlene Newell, Gordo; son Drew Newell, Columbus, Miss.; one stepson Anthony (Amanda) McCrackin, Gordo; four sisters, Ruby (Junior) Kelly, Buhl, Dorie (Dewitt) Belcher, Birmingham, Doris (Pete) Cook, Palmetto, and Betty Purcell, Reform; brother Benny (Mary) Newell, Reform; mother Della Newell, Reform; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jeremey Newell, Adam Newell, George Birmingham, Mike Huffman, Billy Holsonback and Scott Driver.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of Robertson Brothers Lumber Co. and employees of Dunn’s Grocery.
Burial was in the church cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home directing.
Willie G. Peebles
Funeral services for Willie G. Peebles of Aliceville were held at 12 noon Jan. 26 at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Jena.
He died Jan. 21 at Salem Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 81.
Burial was in the church cemetery with Gandy Funeral Home of Eutaw directing.
Mary Emma Williams
Funeral services for Mary Emma Williams of Aliceville were held at 2 p.m. Jan. 26 at New Wright Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Jackson officiating.
She was a native of Carrollton. She was employed with Federal Service Center for 26 years. She was a member of Infant Baptist Church. She was a member of Larks Beauty Chapter No. 647, Order of the Eastern Star in Carrollton. She was preceded in death by her husband Oscar Lee Williams, son Daniel, two daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Terusha Cook; brother Andrew; and four sisters, Alma, Lillie Mae, Lula and Evalina. She died Jan. 19 at DCH Regional Medical Center at the age of 65.
Survivors include six daughters, Juanita (John Ray) Hood, Reform, Katie (Billy) Gardner and Linda Williams, both of Aliceville, Barbara Williams, Forest Park, Ill., Annette (Randy) Horton, Carrollton, Latoya Williams, Tuscaloosa; three sons, James Williams, Robert (Carolyn) Williams, both of Chicago, Ill., and Anthony Williams, Carrollton; six sisters, Leona Roland and Hattie Mosley, Grand Rapids, Mich., Eugenia Simon, Atline Lang, and Earline Paul, Aliceville, and Elizabeth Bradsfield, Carrollton; three brothers, Lee (Verda) Taylor, Grand Rapids, Mich., Alton Hinton, Columbus, Miss., George (Nell) King, Carrollton; 37 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Michael Prude, Ross Billups, Judge Cook, Wardell Latham, Quinton Prude and Michael Lowe.
Burial was in Flemming Cemetery in Carrollton with Lavender Funeral Service directing.
Funeral services for Steve F. Junkin of Gordo were held at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 at Gordo First United Methodist Church with Rev. Rusty Tate officiating.
He was a member of the Gordo First United Methodist Church, the owner of Twin Pines Electric and a lifelong resident of this area. He died Jan. 28 at Northport Medical Center-DCH at the age of 42.
Survivors include his wife Rene’ Junkin, Gordo; two sons, Logan Junkin and Graham Junkin, both of Gordo; one sister Sheree (Jeff) Gilliam, Gordo; two brothers, Philip N. (Debbie) Junkin, Northport, and Tim (Vickie) Junkin, Gordo; parents Cliff F. and Betty Jane Junkin, Gordo; and grandparents Naaman and Mable Fair, Gordo.
Pallbearers were members of the Saturday Morning TLC Prayer Group, Mark Babb, Jim Elmore, Richard Howell, Dale Lancaster, Maurice Stuckey Jr., Mike Wise, Joe Krebs and Sammy Sanders.
Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Pamela Hughes, the nurses and staff at the Southeast Cancer Network, PC, and ICU, Northport Medical Center, and employees of Twin Pines Electric.
Burial was in Old Corrs Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Gordo First United Methodist Church New Building Fund, P.O. Box 343, Gordo, AL 35466.
Willie N. McDaniel
Funeral services for Willie N. McDaniel of Carrollton were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at Marvin Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. Ricky Skelton officiating.
He was preceded in death by his sisters Margie Cook, Eric Reynolds and Dorothy Shepherd; and brothers J. V. McDaniel and Nelson McDaniel. He died Feb. 1 at the age of 78 at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his wife Mary McDaniel, Carrollton; sisters-in-law, Pauline Ammons and Melinda (William H.) McDaniel), both of Carrollton; and brothers-in-law Anton (Betty) Stimac, Reform and Bobby J. (Rosie) Stimac, Carrollton.
Pallbearers were Tony McDaniel, Billy Shepherd, Michael Stimac, David Watkins, Elmer Dean McDaniel and Robert Watt.
Burial was in the Marvin Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery with Stabler Robbins Funeral Home of Aliceville directing.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marvin Chapel Methodist Church or Cancer Society.
Funeral services for Fred Slagle of Gordo were held at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Garnett Brown officiating.
He was a retired mechanical engineer, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a lover of hunting and fishing. He died Jan. 29 at the age of 79 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife Grace Free Slagle, Gordo; daughters Karen (John Clayton) Carpenter, Northport, and Shelby Lambert, Reform; sons Roger Frederick (Charlotte) Slagle, Arlington, Tex., and Clay Carlton Slagle, Shreveport, La.; sisters Sara Jane Boucher, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mary Lou Hess, Shreveport, La.; brother Hugh Dan Slagle, Garland, Tex.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Mickey Lambert, Ricky Lambert, Billy Byars, Chester Parker, Frankie Reynolds and Jimmy Sanders.
Burial was in Double Branch Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
Funeral services for Ruth H. Stricklen of Augusta, Ga. were held at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Chapel at Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church in Augusta, Ga. with Dr. David B. Jones officiating.
She was born in Pickens County. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity on the Hill UMC, Smith Bible Class at Trinity and the Retired Officers Wives Club. She died Feb. 2 at the age of 83 at Westwood Nursing Home.
Survivors include her son, Simon A. Stricklen Jr., Marietta, Ga.; daughter Susan Lloyd, Augusta, Ga.; and 7 grandchildren.
Burial was in Westover Memorial Park with Elliott Sons Funeral Home directing.
Harden H. Baldwin
Funeral services for Harden H. Baldwin of Aliceville were held at 2 p.m. March 2 at Hebron Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Whitt officiating.
He was a life long resident of Pickens County. He was a retired rural mail carrier and veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He died Feb. 27 at the age of 86 at DCH Regional Medical Center.
Survivors include his sons Edwin Baldwin, Tampa, Fla. and Robert Baldwin, York, Ala.; daughters Mary Johnson, Americus, Ga. and Cynthia Mosley, Aliceville; seven grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robbie Baldwin, Tommy Walton, Chris Neel, Tommy Neel, Lewis McBride and Bobby McBride.
Honorary pallbearers were Leon McBride, Shug Henders, A. J. Heritage, Calvin Duncan and Dr. Randy Coshatt.
Burial was in Hebron Cemetery with Bumpers Funeral Home directing.
Mamie B. Bradley
Graveside services for Mamie B. Bradley were held at 2:30 p.m. March 5 at Strawbridge Cemetery with Rev. Jessie Noland officiating and Lavender Funeral Service directing.
She died Feb. 25 at the age of 95 at Salem Nursing and Rehab Center.
Funeral services for Hoover Clark of Aliceville were held at 12 noon March 6 at the Aliceville National Guard Armory with Rev. W. A. Hinton officiating.
He was employed by Dixie Molasses and Dixie Feed & Trucking Company as a commercial truck driver until retiring in 1997. He was preceded in death by his brothers Phil, Eddie, Emmett and J.C. Clark; sisters Lillie Ivy, Penny Reed and Maggie Coleman; and stepsister Sarah Gipson. He died Feb. 28 at the age of 70 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife Dorothy Ann Clark; sons David Oneal Clark, Hoover Bernard (Quwara) Clark and Jimmie Earl Clark, all of Birmingham; daughters Stephanie (Jimmie) Sterling and Dorothy (Edward) Weston, both of Aliceville, and Theria Walker, Linden, NJ; sister Annie Pearl Jones, Tuscaloosa; brothers Roosevelt Clark, Jersey City, NJ, Tom (Joyce) Clark, Flint, Mich. and John Edward Clark, Aliceville; stepmother Ida Clark, Aliceville; stepsister Rosie Lee (Fred) Jackson, Aliceville; stepbrothers Sam Clark and Joe Miniard, both of Aliceville; sistersinlaw Ida Mae (Felix) Mohead, Irene (Willie) Taylor, Icie Woolridge, Emma Washington, Ruthie Ann Clark, Georgia Clark and Lydia Clark; brothersinlaw Johnnie (Margaret), Colorado Springs, Co. and Jim (Katie) and Willie (Beatrice), both of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren Michael Angela, Christina and Shyniece Sterling, Deanquez McKinstry and Edward Weston Jr., all of Aliceville, TaMya Clark, Birmingham and Terry Walker, Linden, N.J.; special people Renitta McKinstry and Tanya Huntington, both of Birmingham; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were nephews.
Burial was in Magnolia Memorial Gardens with Lavender Funeral Service directing.
Katie Rebecca Dorroh
Funeral services for Katie Rebecca Dorroh of Pensacola, Fla. were held at 11 a.m. March 8 at Crossroads Baptist Church with Rev. Russell Fortney officiating.
She was a native of Carrollton. She had resided in Pensacola for the past 58 years. She was a member of Warrington Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla. and Daughters of the Nile. She died March 5 at the age of 82 at her residence.
Survivors include her husband James A. Dorrah, Pensacola, Fla.; daughter Beverly VanGysel, Beaufort, SC; brother Arnold Lewis, Aliceville; and granddaughter Katie Huebel, Charleston, SC.
Burial was in Crossroads Baptist Church Cemetery with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Hospice, 2001 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, FL 32501.