2008-03-06 / Obituaries


Alexander W.S. Rhone, 70, of Tuscaloosa died Feb. 12, 2008 at his residence.

He was born to the late Rev. Al and Ola Pugh Rhone on July 16, 1937 in Magnolia. He was a dedicated member of the Rock West A.M.E. Church of Thomasville. He was a member of the U.S. Army, upon his return from the army he moved to Tuscaloosa where he remained until death. He was a faithful and dedicated employee of the Cadence Bank for over 30 years.

Survivors include two daughters, his caregiver, Minister Marilyn Rhone, Tuscaloosa, Sherlin Rhone, Richton Park, Ill.; one son, Rhondel Rone, Fulton; three stepchildren, Sherita (Gerald) Martin, Frankford, Ill., Marsha Pope, Melvin Rhone, Madison, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six nieces, grandnieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, a lifelong friend, Jimmy (Ora Nell) Dubose, Tuscaloosa.

He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

The service was Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. at Will's Funeral Service Chapel in Northport with Rev. William Reese officiating. Burial was at West Highland Memorial Gardens in Tuscaloosa.

Active pallbearers were friends and family.

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