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Richard and Dorothy Whitehead

Richard and Dorothy Whitehead

Richard Curtis Whitehead, age 91, of Odenville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 30, 2023.

Dorothy Ann Whitehead, age 85, of Odenville, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 1, 2023.

 

Their love for each other was reflected by their 67 years of marriage.

 

They were an inspiration to all who knew them and were loved and admired by many. The impact of their lives will be felt for years to come. Faith and family were very important to them and they loved the Lord and their family dearly. They were faithful members of Bethel Baptist Church in Moody.

 

Dorothy (Ann) was a Homemaker and a Beautician. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and was known for her delicious pecan pie and Christmas candies.

 

Richard was retired from St Regis/International Paper Company where he served as Foreman. He is a Veteran of the United States Air Force. After retirement, he started a small engine repair company as a hobby. He enjoyed servicing the community in small engine sales and repairs.

 

They are preceded in death by their parents. Richard’s parents were William S and Waldine Jacobs Whitehead and Dorothy’s parents were Otis G & Zera Cornelius Milwee, son, Richard (Rick) Whitehead Jr. Dorothy’s siblings, William (Bill) Milwee, Robert (Bob) Milwee, and Jimmy Milwee, and Richard’s siblings, Mary Hill Allen, and Edsell Whitehead.

They are survived by their son, Ron Whitehead, daughter, Sherry Whitehead Tews (Aaron W Tews II), son, Mark Whitehead (Sherri Whitehead), daughter-in-law, Pamela Hagood Whitehead, grandchildren, Cody Whitehead, Andrew Whitehead, Angela Whitehead Strickland, Laura Whitehead Allen, Brittany LeCroy, Blakley LeCroy Ratliff, Aaron (Trey) Tews III, Douglas Tews, McKenzie Whitehead and Mabrey Whitehead. 9 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Richard is survived also by his siblings, Anna Kate Grimes, James (Jim) Whitehead, William (Billy) Max Whitehead, Lavell Whitehead, Marlin Whitehead, and Johnny Whitehead.

 

Visitation will be Monday, May 8th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Bethel Baptist Church in Moody, Alabama. Service will begin at 2:00 PM. Burial will follow at Branchville Cemetery.

 

 

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