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obituaries for the week of Dec. 9, 2020

Roger Lee

Funeral Service for Mr. Roger Lee, 64, of Red Level will be held at 10am on Wednesday December 9, 2020 at Mott Church of Christ Cemetery with Rev. Fred Kelley and Bro. Scott Penn officiating. Burial will follow at the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm on Tuesday night at Johnson Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Cathy Lee; his children Sherrie Sanders (Michael) and Shane Lee (Leigh); grandchildren Lexie Barnes, Breanna Barnes, Kennleigh Lee, Blakeleigh Lee, and Isaac Lee; siblings Charlie Wayne Lee, Allen Lee, Grady Lee, Doris McCart, and Sara McCann.

He is preceded in death by his parents Glenn and Betty Brasier Lee.

Pallbearers will be Shane Lee, Miles Brown, Shep Lucas, Eric Gomillion, Coach Matt Coghlan, Coach Drew Luker. Honorary pallbearers will be the McKenzie Football Team, Rudon Taylor, Mr. Charles Davis, Mr. John Dykes, Sellers Findley, Demond Nolen, David Campbell, Mike Crow, Russ Taylor, Little Wheeler Foshee, and Tony Ingram.

Mr. Lee worked at Red Level School for many years followed by working for the City of Andalusia. He enjoyed watching high school football and asphalt racing. He loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandkids. He was a longtime member of Mott Church of Christ. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He had a heart that loved to help others, especially elderly and children.

Don Reynolds

Don Reynolds passed peacefully in his home with his loving wife Becky, on Sunday morning December 6, 2020 due to pancreatic cancer.  He was born on July 10th, 1958 in Luverne Alabama to William Lee and Lila Lee Reynolds.

Don was proceeded in death by his mother and father, brothers John Wayne and Terry “Denver” Reynolds, and sister Linda Reynolds.  Surviving siblings are Cynthia O’Brien of New Philadelphia OH, James Reynolds of Fort Deposit, and Rouen Reynolds of Eclectic AL.  Don leaves many nieces and nephews.  In 2012 Don married Becky McCreary of LaFollette, TN.  “GranDon” and Becky shared five grandchildren; Kiah, Anne Elise, Eva, and Sophia Shealy of Greenville Alabama, and Josie McCreary of Knoxville, Tenn.

Don was a long-time custodian at Greenville Middle School where he was able to look out for some of his grandchildren.  Don enjoyed fishing, corvettes, and searching for arrowheads.  He is being laid to rest with his favorite arrowhead in his pocket.  Don was the kindest and gentlest man, unless Alabama was losing the football game.  He was an avid fan of Alabama football, rivaled only by his love for his family and his love for the Lord.

Visitation will be Wednesday December 9, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Walnut Street Church of Christ with Memorial Services immediately following at 11:00 am with Minister Charles Box officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing.  Graveside services will follow at Centenary Cemetery In Crenshaw County.  Both the Church and Dunklin and Daniels Funeral Home require that masks be worn in all church services and at the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Backwoods Christian Camp, P.O. Box 939, Lineville, AL 36266.

Alvin Gordon Stone

Alvin Gordon Stone, a lifelong resident of Pine Apple, AL, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2020, in a Birmingham hospital. Mr. Stone, the son of William Edward Stone and Marie Steen Stone, was born in Pine Apple on September 4, 1934. He graduated from Moore Academy in Pine Apple and earned a B.S. in agricultural education from Alabama Polytechnic Institute in 1956.

Following his graduation from API, he embarked on a career in the cattle industry. In addition to the family cattle business, Mr. Stone ran a successful general merchandise store in Pine Apple.  He was active in the Wilcox County Cattlemen’s Association, which he served as a board member and president.  He was also involved in the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, the Alabama Farmers’ Federation, served as a board member of the Wilcox County Farmers’ Federation and was a member of ELECT, the political arm of the Alabama Farmers’ Federation.  In 2009, his farm was named a Farm of Distinction District Winner by the Farm-City of Alabama Committee.

He was devoted to the Town of Pine Apple and spent many hours promoting it as a great place to live, work and raise a family. In addition, he was involved in many community endeavors, including the Front Porch Tour and the Wilcox County Auburn Club. He was fiercely devoted to Auburn University, and was a lifetime member of the Auburn University Alumni Association and the Auburn Ag Alumni Association.

Mr. Stone was elected to the Wilcox County Commission twice, and was an active participant in many committees of the Alabama Association of County Commissioners. Because of his leadership, he was elected as vice-president of the AACC. During his tenure as a County Commissioner, he was instrumental in helping to recruit new industry to Wilcox County, including Boss Manufacturing.

He was a lifelong member of Friendship Baptist Church of Pine Apple, and served the church in many capacities. He was a Deacon for more than 50 years, serving as chairman. He also served as Song Leader and in many other roles. He was a founding member and lifetime treasurer of the Friendship Baptist Church Brotherhood, which has been recognized as one of the longest-standing Brotherhood groups in Alabama.

Alvin Stone is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Dorothea (Dot) Carter Stone of Pine Apple. He is also survived by his sons Alvin Gordon Stone, Jr. (Ellen) of Pike Road and Christopher Carter Stone (Eugenia) of Pine Apple. His sons have the unique distinction of being the only pair of brothers who are mayors of Alabama municipalities.    In addition, he is survived by his beloved grandchildren Christopher Carter Stone, Jr. (Kimber) of Pine Apple, Jordan Winters Stone (Jillian) of Pine Hill, Alvin Colby Stone of Pine Apple, Sarah Grace Stone of Pike Road, and Emily Elizabeth Stone of Pike Road. He was also the proud great-grandfather of Isabella Claire Stone, Charlotte Kay Stone and J.J. Sessions of Pine Apple.

His close-knit siblings include sisters Olivia Stone Dale of Oak Hill, Marcella Stone Anderson of Montgomery, brother Melvyn D.  Stone (Glenda) of Greenville and sister-in-law Marileta Powell Stone of Opelika. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive and all remember him fondly as Santa at family Christmas gatherings.

Preceding him in death were his parents, William Edward Stone and Marie Steen Stone; his brother William Edward Stone, Jr., brothers-in-law John Laurie Dale, Jr. and Harry A. Anderson; and grandson Alvin Gordon Stone III.

Visitation will be held Monday, December 7, at Friendship Baptist Church in Pine Apple from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.  A graveside service will follow at the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Dale III, Edward Whatley, Stover Perryman, Robert Olinger, Kyle Stone and Mark Norton. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Friendship Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Friendship Baptist Church, (County Road 59, Pine Apple, AL, 36768), the Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery Fund (P.O. Box 27, Pine Apple, AL, 36768)  or the charity of your choice.