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Leslie Pearl Noland, age 79, of Tuscaloosa, died July 2, 2009, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services were 3 p.m. July 5, 2009, at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Albert Lyles and Rev. Lawrence Rogers officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. The body lay in state one hour prior to services at the church.

Her husband, Rufus Noland; son, Rufus Hale Noland, Jr.; and parents, Joseph Leslie and Tiney Pate Cook, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Dennis Reid Noland (Dorothy); daughters, Elizabeth Gaile Phillips and Nancy Carol Ewing (Jay); sister, Earline Wilson (Clyde); brothers, Seaborn Cook (Lena), Denzil Cook (Edna) and Buddy Cook (Patricia); grandchildren, Jennifer Edgeworth (Shane); Scott Noland (Kristie), Sherry McCallister (Chris); Darryl Loftis, Tracy Phillips (Kim), Tammy Henderson (Ricky) and Tracy Watkins; great-grandchildren, Rebecca Noland, Kelsey Noland, Kristen Weidenback, Madaline Edgeworth, Virginia Edgeworth, Aaron Wilson (Jeni), Blake McCallister, Aeriel Wilson "Sunshine", Kristen McCallister, Daniel Phillips, Noah Phillips and Austin Henderson; great-great- grandchild, Alyssa Wilson; and extended family, Eddie and Ann Tinsley and Newt, Maggie, Brian, Steve and Debbie Loftis and Chris, Frank and Nikki Kelly and children, Tina Logan and children and Cindy Hopkins.

She loved her church family and community. She was always ready to help in anyway she could when someone was sick. She was involved in numerous Out-Reach services.

Pallbearers were Tracy Watkins, Larry Wallace, Alvin Powell, Brad Noland, Newell Wyers, Barry Montgomery, Parson Wyers, and Johnny Grammer.

Honorary pallbearers were friends and neighbors of the Piney Grove community, Yellow Creek community, members of the Piney Grove Baptist Church, Dr. Fergusion, Dr. Anne Lewis, Dr. Azam, the wonderful nurses on CSICU unit at DCH Regional Medical Center, and members of the Mount Paran Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Piney Grove Baptist Church Out-Reach, 3712 Nicol Park Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406.