Richard Ivan Allday, 61, died March 26, 2010 at his residence in Dauphin Island.
He suffered from a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Arlington on Dec. 26, 1948. He graduated from Clarke County High School in 1967. He was employed by lumber companies including Scotch Lumber Company and Linden Lumber Company. He was elected Mayor of Fulton and served as Mayor for 18 years. He was also a Council member for the City of Linden for six years. During his employment with the lumber companies, he was a member of the Southeastern Saw Filers Education Association and was elected President in 2006. He was very dedicated to his political terms as well as his employers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing while not in the mills.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret Bridges Allday; one son, Allan Allday (Carrie Mathis); one daughter, Staci (Russ) Curtiss; one brother, Sam Allday (Amy Schultz); two sisters, Lynne (Michael) Hill, Sandra (Joe) Franklin; three grandchildren, Jon Harrison, Ana-Kate Kilgore, Solomon Allday; seven nephews and nieces.
He is preceded in death by his father, Norman "Buster" Allday.
There will be a memorial service Saturday, April 3 at Fulton Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. and the service at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, a donation fund has been set up at AseraCare Hospice and USA Mitchell Cancer Institue in Mobile.