Hugh Adams Lloyd

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 19, 2008

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Hugh Adams Lloyd, 89, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2008, at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at The First United Methodist of Demopolis with Dr. Rex Kent officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Demopolis. The family will receive friends at the church from 10:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Kidd-Robbins Funeral directors of Demopolis are in charge of the services.

Born in Pine Apple in 1918, Hugh Adams Lloyd spent several boyhood years in Birmingham where his father, James Adams Lloyd worked for Standard Oil. He was the son of Katie Compton Lloyd and the brother of Lee B. Lloyd and James C. Lloyd. The family returned to Pine Apple where Hugh graduated from Moore&8217;s Academy. From there he went to Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and then to the University of Alabama and University of Alabama law school.

Lloyd served in the Pacific Theater during World War II in the Army where he was awarded the bronze star for bravery and received several combat ribbons. At home in Atlanta his wife, Lydia Douglas Lloyd, and infant daughter waited out the war. After serving in the Philippines and Japan, Hugh returned and relocated his family to Montgomery and then Demopolis.

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He formed a partnership with Woodford W. Dinning Sr. in 1947 and they decided on Demopolis as the place to practice law. He and Dinning practiced together for more than 50 years until Dinning&8217;s death in 1998. His partner in marriage, Lydia Douglas, was with him for almost 65 years until her death in 2007.

Lloyd was a dedicated servant of the community; serving on more boards and in more clubs than can be listed here. Some awards and honors of note are the Boy Scout&8217;s Sliver Beaver Award in 1972, Governor of the Kiwanis Club, district of Alabama, in 1967, the Paul Harris Fellow award of the Rotary Foundation in 1998, The Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 and Citizen of the year award in 1998 and the West Alabama Mental Health Board Award for Community Service in 1998. He was a co-founder of the Demopolis City Schools Foundation.

He was also a stalwart member of the First Baptist Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher for more than 50 years and as a deacon for many years.

Survivors include his brother, Lee B. Lloyd of Birmingham and Lee&8217;s five children; his sister-in-law, Mary B. Lloyd and her two daughters; his children, Kathryn Lloyd Allen, Sally Lloyd Proctor, Elizabeth Anne Lloyd Goodman and Hugh Adams Lloyd Jr.; his eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Charles Proctor, Thomas Goodman, Benjamin Lloyd Proctor, Woodford Dining, Thomas Boggs, Hugh Adams Lloyd III, Al Forrester and John Hartman Proctor. Honorary pallbearers are the associates and staff at the law firm of Lloyd Dining&Boggs and his golfing friends who include but are not limited to Thomas Melton, Max Bailey, Teddy Braswell, Jack Fox, Buddy Griffith, Bill Harris, Wesley Hill, Paul Ketcham, Russell Lackey, Donald Lamb, Oscar McLamb, Enoch Northcutt, Tommy Pearson, Otis Ratliff, Joe Ritchie, Frank Rutledge, Billy Traeger, A.G. Westbrook and Bob Sheppard, M.D.

Donations in his honor may be made to the Demopolis City Schools Foundation, the First Baptist Church of Demopolis and the Tombigbee Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Anthony J. Mitchell