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Rufus H. Noland

Rufus H. Noland, age 87, of Tuscaloosa, died Aug. 27, 2006 at home. Services will be 10 a.m. today at Piney Grove Baptist Church with Bro. Lawrence Rogers and Bro. Larry Bonner officiating. Burial will fol­low in Piney Grove Baptist Cemetery with American Legion Graveside Rites and Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Music will be by Larry Wallace. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church.

His son, Rufus H. Noland, Jr., his parents, Jim and Julie (Guy) Noland, his siblings, George Noland, Edith Stockman, Ida Noland, Curtis Noland, Edna Young, Olan Noland, Edward Noland and Aubury Noland, pre­ceded him in death.

Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Leslie Pearl Cook Noland; brother, Milton Noland; children, Dennis Noland (Dorothy) of Tuscaloosa, Gaile Phillips (James) of Dothan and Nancy Ewing (Jay) of Gads­den; grandchildren, Sherry McAllister, Jennifer Edgeworth, Scott Noland, Darryl Loftis and Tracy Watkins; great-grandchildren, Aaron and Aeriel Wilson, Kirsten and Kelsey Noland, Rebecca Noland, Virginia and Madaline Edgeworth and many precious nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Aaron Wil­son, Tracy Watkins, Shane Edgeworth, Thomas Wilson, Chris McAllister, Milton Noland, Jr. and Tracy Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers are the Lake Nicol Community, Mount Paran Baptist Church members, Yellow Creek Baptist Church members, Piney Grove Baptist Church members, the 612th Tank Destroyer Unit of WWII, Hospice of West Alabama, VA Home Based Program and Drs. James Robinson and Avanish Nichani.

In 1960, Rufus was ordained as a deacon at Mt. Paran Baptist Church. He also served as Sun­day School Director and teacher at both Mt. Paran and Yellow Creek Baptist Churches. Up until his illness, Rufus was an active member and inactive deacon of Piney Grove Baptist Church. A special thanks to all of the  Hospice of West Alabama staff, VA Home Program staff and Dr. James Robinson.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to:

 Piney Grove Baptist Church

12123 Sellers Lane,

Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

and/or

Hospice of West Alabama

3851 Loop Road

Tuscaloosa, AL 35404.

 

 

 

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