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Obituaries for the week of Dec. 2, 2020

Henry Curtis Money

Mr. Henry Curtis Money, 76, a resident of Luverne, Alabama, passed away peacefully at Crenshaw Community Hospital on Thursday, November 26, 2020. A graveside service for Mr. Money was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, in Bethel Cemetery with Brother Jason Holladay officiating and Turners Funeral Home of Luverne directing.

Mr. Money was an esteemed member of the Luverne community for most of his life. He began working with the original owner of the Chicken Shack as a young man in 1973, and would take over the restaurant only a few years later. He would go on to turn it into the “must-visit” location for droves of tourists travelling through town, making it famous nationwide to anyone taking Highway 331 to the beaches in Florida. It also became a beloved institution for the entire community, as it became the spot for civic events, company dinners, birthday celebrations, and other important milestones for almost everyone in town.

Of course, none of that would have been possible if it weren’t for his exacting standards, determined to make everything perfect for his customers. He was a model for the kind of work ethic it takes to be successful in his field, and he definitely put his blood, sweat, and tears into it for half a century. Obviously, he never had much free time, but, in the little he had, he enjoyed activities like fishing. He studied English while attending Troy University, and was quite the poet at heart. Above all, he was a devoted family man, as a husband, father, and grandfather. His family and his community will mourn his loss tremendously, but he leaves behind an enviable legacy and large footsteps for them to follow in.

Mr. Money was preceded in death by his grandson, Jacob Henry Money; parents, Jacob Ezra & Rebecca Everage Money; and sister, Rena Rebecca Money Free. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Doris Clark Money; their two sons, Drew (Anita) Money and Michael (Teysa) Money; three grandchildren, Will Money, Gracey Money, and Tucker Money; two brothers, Carl (Gretchen) Money & Cleve Money; and several nieces & nephews.

Active pallbearers were Will Money, Tucker Money, Jason Perdue, Timothy Langford, Corey Brown, and Barry Butler.

Willie Bubba Roper

Mr. Willie (Bubba) Roper entered into his eternal rest on Sunday November 22, 2020 at The Bay at Woodward Nursing Home in Detroit, Michigan.  A graveside service will be held Friday,  Dec. 4, at 11 a.m. 

A viewing will be held at Hudson Funeral Home Thursday noon – 7 p.m.

Perry Sexton

Perry  Sexton age 85 of Honoraville, passed away peacefully with his loving family and our Lord and Savior by his side on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Regional Medical Center of South Alabama. Visitation was held for Mr. Sexton on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. The family will begin receiving friends in the chapel of Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Funeral services were held immediately after beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Steve Defee officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow at Cool Springs Cemetery in Crenshaw County. Mr. Sexton was preceded in death by his mother and father, Oren and Winnie Sexton; son, Joseph Sexton; brothers, RJ Sexton, Boykin Sexton, Theo Sexton, Penny Sexton, Otsie Sexton; sisters, Ethel Sexton, Guryman Sexton, Jewel Sexton. Perry is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Carolyn Sexton of Honoraville, AL; son, Tommy Sexton of Honoraville, AL; daughter, Debbie (Ronald) Warren of Honoraville, AL; grandson, Jeffrey (Katarina Brown) Sexton of Honoraville, AL; granddaughter, Susie (Tristan Warr) Kent of Honoraville, AL; great grandchildren, Mallory Sexton, Emery Sexton, Jasik Franklin, Tracieon Warr along with numerous beloved nieces and nephews.

Perry enjoyed spending his time outdoors working with his hands. He enjoyed farming and gardening but loved his family more. To know Perry was to love him. He will be dearly missed by all those whose lives he has touched.

Peggy Faye Stabler

Peggy Faye Stabler, former Montgomery, AL resident., died Thursday, November 26, 2020. Funeral services will be Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Walnut Street Church of Christ with Minister Charles Box and Minister Terry Claunch officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends at the Church from 1:30 till 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery in Greenville, Alabama.

Peggy Stabler is preceded in death by her father, Earnest Marvin Caldwell and mother Mary Rhodes Harper. Sister, Alice Barbara Townsed, husband, Douglas R. Stabler.

Survivors include, Daughter, Darla (Anthony) Rogers, grandchildren, Lacey, Braxton, Gavin, and Gracie Dorsey; nieces, Kathy McMillian, Susie Wesley; great nieces, Tiffany (Jon) Barrow, Brandi Bigbee, Carrie (Damien) Baskin and Alicia Wesley. Brother-in-law, Steve & wife Deborah Stabler, Niece Della (Joel) Killingsworth; Three great nieces and nephews, Ember, Allen, Oren.

Claude Wilford Mitchell

Claude Wilford Mitchell, age 65, of Greenville, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, November 25 after an extended illness.

Wilford was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend to so many. Most people knew him for his love of repairing vehicles. He started mechanic work at a very young age and always enjoyed being able to fix anything. He was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved watching Auburn football and basketball. He will be missed not only by his family but also by so many friends he made through the years.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 36 years, Lynn Taylor Mitchell; children, Jamie Mitchell Roberts, Melody Mitchell Blizzard (Terry) and Bryan Buck; sister, Lovelia Scott; grandchildren, Shae Taylor (Ryan), Aubrey Buck (John Stuckey) and Christian Buck; grand dog, Oreo Blizzard; great grandchildren, Charleigh Grace and Garrett Taylor, Jackson Sims and Grace Stuckey; niece, Kristi Scott Williams (Andy); beloved pet, Penny Mitchell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Elzie Mitchell; brother in-law, Claud Scott; niece, Daphne Ann Scott.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Patrick Russell Wood

Patrick Russell Wood, 56, a resident of Birmingham, AL died at his home on Sunday, November 22, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hosie L. Wood; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Long and his beloved niece, Kristen Ward Taylor. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Lewis Wood of Greenville, AL; sisters, Donna Ward (Gerry) of Greenville, AL and Susan Lowery (Mike) of Greenville, AL; brother, Michael Wood of Orlando, FL and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Patrick was a registered nurse and spent nearly three decades in the caring profession of nursing. He left behind many friends from around the world.

For online condolences, please visit www.dunklinanddanielsfh.com

Robert Daniel Danny Jones

Robert Daniel “Danny” Jones, 72, of Montgomery, Alabama, passed away peacefully on November 23rd, 2020 after a period of illness. Visitation was held on Monday, November 30, 2020 in the chapel of Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home beginning at 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Graveside services were immediately follow beginning at 2  p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. Danny was born October 14, 1948 to Walter Reith Jones and Lillian McCormick Jones of Greenville, Alabama.  A graduate of Birmingham Southern College, his love of numbers and precision led him to a lifelong career in Finance and Accounting, and later to the pursuit of graduate work at Auburn University at Montgomery.  His career was spent working first for Montgomery Beverage Company, and later for True Value Hardware, where he remained until his retirement.

Danny’s interests in nature and travel led him to places such as the Grand Canyon, where as a hobbyist photographer, he created his own photo shoots and developed photos in his home photography lab. He thoroughly enjoyed puzzles and figuring out solutions to problems, both on paper and in real life.  He was an avid reader and enjoyed books covering a wide variety of subjects.  But most importantly, Danny was known by everyone who knew him as a kind and generous individual with a heart of gold, who was always available to provide a listening ear or a valuable piece of advice.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his stepmother Mildred Gilbert Jones. He is survived by his sister, Emily Jones Shiller of Montgomery, his niece Alison Shiller Belcher (Jason) of Atlanta, as well as by multiple cousins and many lifelong friends and associates.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that a donation be made in his name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (mda.org), or the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (umdf.org).

Charles Fredrick Fred Winkler

Dr. Charles Fredrick Winkler left this Earth on November 30, 2020 in Andalusia, AL. He was born in Greenville, AL on July 22, 1935 and was the third child of Edward Henry and Louise Thaggard Winkler.  Fred graduated from Greenville High School in 1953 and enlisted in the United States Army.

Visitation will be on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Foreman Funeral Home, 1516 Martin Luther, Jr. Expressway, Andalusia, AL from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be on Friday, December 4, 2020 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 508 Sanford Road, Andalusia, AL at 11:00 a.m.

Graveside services will be on Friday, December 5, 2020 at Magnolia Cemetery, 119 East Commerce Street, Greenville, AL at 2:00 p.m.