John Willie McAlpine

Published 5:43 pm Tuesday, July 5, 2011

John Willie McAlpine was born April 1, 1921, to the late Nebraska McAlpine and the late Mary Virginia McAlpine in Forkland, (Greene County) Alabama. He celebrated his 90th birthday with a Birthday Party given by his nine children on April 2.

Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, July 6 at 11 a.m. at First United Baptist Church Cemetery in Forkland.

He leaves to cherish his memory a devoted wife of 67 years, Hollie Mae McAlpine; four sons, Johnny W. McAlpine (Helen) of Madison (Huntsville) AL; Jeff (Cathy) of Canton, Ohio; Bobby (Patricia) of Cincinnati, Ohio; Troy (Vickie) of Atlanta, Ga.; five daughters, Allie Morris,†Helen (Finest) Miles, Bernice McAlpine, all of Forkland, and Elnora (Isreal) Jones of Biloxi, Miss. and Catherine (Watkin) of Atlanta, Ga.; son, Jimmie Lee, preceded him in death. Two grandsons who he raised, Keith King of Atlanta, Ga. and Tyler McAlpine of Forkland; one sister, Elnora McAlpine of Forkland. He was preceded in death by one sister and four brothers. Sisters-in law, Allie Mae Harvey, of Montgomery, Ceola McAlpine of Forkland; brother-in-law, James (Waddelle) Smith of Buffalo, NY; twenty-six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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