August 11, 1936 - February 12, 2020 Nancy Elizabeth Bolt passed away at East Alabama Medical Center on Wednesday, February 12, 2020. She was born August 11, 1936. Her parents, Betty and Roy Bolt and her brother, George Wilson King, preceded her in death. Nancy was a graduate of Auburn University School of Business and retired to Opelika in 1989 after 30 years of employment with AT&T. She was a faithful member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she served until her health declined. Nancy (NaNa) loved her family beyond words. She is survived by sister-in-law, Joan King Dilworth (Jim), her nephew, Stephen Thomas King (Connie), niece, Stephanie King Hughes (Joseph), niece, Suzanne King Harris (Marc) and Great nephews: Austin Murphey (Karrah), Trip Owens (Faith), Eli and Cam Arwood, Great nieces, Rebecca and Amanda King, Jessica Murphey, and Anna Owens and Great-Great, nieces Katherine King, Selah Murphey, and Hattie Owens. Visitation will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020 in the Parlor at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. until the Funeral Hour at 11:00 a.m. with Brother Earl Ballard officiating. Interment will follow at Garden Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.
March 23, 1941 - February 13, 2020 Mr. Thomas H. Cooksey, Sr. passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at EAMC, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. Mr. Cooksey was born March 23, 1941, in Jackson's Gap, Alabama. After graduating high school, he married his high school sweetheart, Bettye, on March 6, 1960 and spent 60 wonderful years together. Mr. Cooksey served in the US Army and the Army National Guard. He received a BS in Agriculture and a Master's Degree in Economics from Auburn University. Mr. Tom, as he was affectionately known, spent his early professional years teaching Economics and began his Real Estate Development career in 1979. He and Bettye formed Apartment Services & Mgt. in 1986 and throughout the years developed and managed apartment communities throughout the State of Alabama. He considered his family, and many friends made throughout the years as his greatest accomplishments. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Mr. John C. and Virginia Cooksey, a brother Terry Cooksey and a sister Janis Canham and an infant sister. He is survived by the love of his life, Bettye, his children, Celeste (Van) Stewart, Connie Cooksey, and Tom (Kelly) Cooksey, all of Auburn, his grandchildren Elisabeth Kirwin, Ft. Worth, Texas, Emmie Cooksey, Starkville, Mississippi, Heath Stewart & family, Waverly, Al., Heather Grider & family, Dothan, Alabama, and 7 Great-Grandchildren, Trip, Cooper, Savannah, Jack, Saylor, Will and Shelby, whom "Popie" adored. He is also survived by a brother, Harry (Linda) Cooksey, Decatur, Ga, a sister, Debbie Cooksey, Jackson's Gap, Al, brother-in-law, Jimmy McIntosh, Dadeville, Al and sister-in-law Peggy (Bill) McElveen, Auburn, Alabama, along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and life-long friends. A memorial is scheduled for Sunday, February 16th, at 3:00pm, with visitation beginning prior to the service at 2:00pm, Jeffcoat-Trant Chapel, Opelika, Alabama. A private grave-side service will be held prior to the memorial service. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Charles Veale, Dr. John Mitchell, David Pate, Dr. David Crowe, and the entire 8th Floor, ICU, and 4th Floor nursing staff for the love and care shown to him and our family. Memorial Donations may be made to EAMC Foundation, 407 West Thomason Circle, Opelika, Al 36801, the American Heart Association, or your favorite charity.
September 5, 1967 - February 3, 2020 David Lee Perkins was born to Abraham Lee and Betty Harmon Perkins on September 5, 1967, in Lima, Ohio. Betty preceded David in death when he was just hours old. David, who departed this life on February 3, 2020, was preceded in death by his biological mother; his father, Abraham, and mother, Eloisa Garza. He is survived by: his brothers, Billy Gibson, Teddy Gibson, Green Gibson, Jr. and Artillis Gibson; his sisters, Wilma Gibson, Patricia Howton, Larcenie Mines and Angela Perkins; several nieces and nephews including Kynan Perkins from Eloisa Garza. At age 2 David was adopted into the Garza family when Abraham married Eloisa. David was known as "Uncle Fluffy" to his cousin Nancy (Nikki Lynn) Perkins and her daughters, Laikynn Perkins and Makayla Keeton, whom he was living with at the time of his death. David worked hard at being a good person, he was known for helping friends and family members whenever there was a need. His friends and the three branches of families that he leaves behind, also being survived by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, will miss his joyful demeanor, his love for life, and the innocent way he viewed life. Harris Funeral Home is directing. www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.com to view and sign registry.
December 7, 1962 - February 10, 2020 Funeral service for Nathaniel Woods, 57, of Cusseta, AL, will be at 1:00 p.m. (CST), Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Zion Rest Heard Center, 2947 50th Street, Valley, AL 36854 with interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Reverend Fredrick B. Stanley will officiate. Mr. Woods, who passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 at his home in Cusseta, AL, was born December 17, 1962 in Lee County, Alabama. Public viewing will be Friday, February 14, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. (CST) Mr. Woods will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service. He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Tenia Woods of Cusseta, AL; four children, Jennifer Lenay Wilkins of Tulsa, OK, Nicholas Jacquez Woods of Opelika, AL, Emanuel Cooper and Jalen Cooper both of Cusseta, AL; three grandchildren, Ahmaj Woods of West Point, GA, Kingston Daniels of Lanett, AL and Emarrie Cooper of Cusseta, AL; mother, Annie Pearl Woods of Opelika, AL; six brothers, Jerry (Theresa) Woods Dowdell of Lafayette, AL, a devoted and special brother, Kent (Tammy) Woods of Opelika, AL, John (Minister Tracy) Woods of Auburn, AL, Derrick (Jennifer) Woods of Columbus, GA, Jimmy Woods and Alonzo Woods both of Chicago, IL; five sisters, Annie (Maxie) Robinson, Marachell Woods, Kasha Woods, April Woods all of Opelika, AL and Veronica (Timothy) Dowdell of Auburn, AL; special aunt, Lula Mae Walker of Lanett, AL; four aunts, Lula Mae Woods, Mary Woods of Lafayette, AL, Wylene Dowdell of Camp Hill, AL and Marcella Paradise of Bronx, NY; father and mother-in-law, Marvin and Faye Hutchinson of Cusseta, AL; six brothers-in-law, Brooks (Nicole) Cooper, Joshua Hutchinson of Cusseta, AL, Freddie (Shanitta) Goss of Lafayette, AL, Marvin (Latasha) Hutchinson of Opelika, AL, George (Christy) Hutchinson and Jonathan (Stephanie) Hutchinson of Auburn, AL; two sisters-in-law, Pawanda McCants and Selena Hutchinson both of Cusseta, AL; two special friends, Calvin Russell of Tuscaloosa, AL and Alvin Hubbard of Phenix City, AL; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Harris Funeral Home is directing. www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.com to view and sign registry.