Issac Croxton
Funeral services for Mr. Issac Croxton of Akron were held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Akron, 7160 1st Ave. N., Akron, with Pastor Billy Thornton officiating. Burial followed in the New Akron Cemetery. He lay in state one hour prior to start of services. Public viewing was Friday, March 17, 2023, at Washington and Paige Mortuary.
Hilliard “Reg” Hoggle
Hilliard “Reg” Hoggle, age 81 of Greensboro, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 14, 2023. Services were held at 4 p.m. on Friday March 17, 2023 at Antioch Baptist Church, Greensboro. Magnolia Chapel, South, directed. Visitation was held one hour prior to service. Reg’s brother-in-law, Rev. Arthur Thomas, and grandson, Bro. Chris Crawford officiated.
Reg was greeted in heaven by his parents Chester and Eva Hoggle, his brother, Wayne Hoggle and his son, William Hoggle. Reg is survived by his loving wife Bertha Jean Hoggle; his son, Clayton Hoggle; his daughters, Dianne Hoggle (Ricky), Rhonda Gail Johnson, and his daughter-in-law, Dawn Hoggle; his grandchildren, Cody Hoggle, Savannah Hoggle, Ginger Jones (Jerome), Chris Crawford (Jami), Aaron Sudasna (Kelsey), and Eve Pender; his great-grandchildren, Justin Jones, Jared Jones, Jadyn Jones, Jaxson Jones, Haston Crawford, Caleb Crawford, Jamee Fondren, Hayden Pender, and Hailey Pender; his great-great- granddaughter LeeAnna; His sister Hilda Collins (Bobby), his sister-in-law Dot Hoggle; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers: Justin Jones, Jared Jones, Haston Crawford (great grandsons), Lee Collins (nephew), Craig Hoggle, Morgan Hoggle, Tom Hoggle Jr., and Andrew Hoggle (great nephews). Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Hoggle, Tom Hoggle Sr., Keith Hoggle, Bobby Collins, Jerome Jones, Laverne Smelley, and Aaron Sudasna.
Reg was born May 2, 1941. He dedicated his life to Jesus at a young age and loved serving at his church. Reg and Bertha Jean married May 26, 1995. He was devoted to his family and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The kids always knew where to get a treat; Reg was never without a Werther’s original or peppermint. He truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. He was an avid hunter and loved taking his nephews and grandkids out to hunt for the big one. He loved playing Domino’s with his brother and friends. He never missed an Atlanta Braves game and loved watching his grandkids play baseball. He also love watching Alabama and Southern Academy Football. Reg proudly served his country in the Army National Guard. He was called to duty several times throughout his service and always had many stories to tell. He retired from the Guard after 27 years. Reg later worked for the Hale County Highway Department and retired after 30 plus years. He would often brag about helping to build a road when driving with his family. Our family will miss his sweet presence, but we are at peace knowing that Reg is rejoicing in heaven with our Lord and Savior and is now walking the streets of gold with his son William and his many loved ones. We know that this goodbye is only for a little while and we will all see him again in our eternal home in Glory.
Sharon Perkins
Sharon Perkins, 62, of Duncanville passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2023. A visitation for Sharon wa sheld Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Memory Chapel Funeral Home, followed by a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Perkins family.
Sharon is preceded in death by her parents, Keith Moyer Watkins and Mary Carolyn Watkins.
She is survived by her spouse, Bobby Dale Perkins, Sr. of Duncanville; daughter, Shannon Elyse Hernandez (husband Favian); son, SSG Keith Garret Henley (wife Anastacia); Grandchildren, Jacob, Gabriel and Maryana Hernandez and Sophia and Austin Henley. Sharon was born in Elwood, Ind., and lived in Anderson, Ind., until she moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She worked as a CNP for Tuscaloosa County Schools until she retired this year. Sharon was a friend to everyone and loved to laugh and make people smile. She touched many hearts during her life because she always showed everyone care and tried to help everyone she could. She loved her husband and children and lived for her grandchildren. When her children were young the house was always full of all of the neighborhood children that she loved as her own.
Pallbearers: Keith Henley, Matt Medders, Ronnie Snow, Terry Ware, Bryan Perkins, Bobby Dale Perkins Jr., Andrew Strickland and Jesse Smith. Honorary Pallbearers: Dewayne Henley and Jerry Henley.
Mr. Andrell “Dre” Todd
It is with deepest sorrow that Lavender’s Funeral Service announces the passing of Mr. Andrell “Dre” Todd, 40, of Carrollton on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Visitation was Friday, March 24, 2023, at Lavender’s Funeral Service. The home going celebration was Saturday, March 25, 2023, 1 p.m. at Elbethel Baptist Church, 6704 Co. Rd. 75, Ethelsville. The body lay in state in the church one hour prior to the service. Internment was in Mt. Sinai Cemetery, 6663 Franconia Rd., Carrollton. Rev. James Bush, pastor of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, was the eulogist. Lavender’s Funeral Service, Aliceville, 205-373-2420, directing. Survivors are the Todd family.