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Estelle Spear Money

Estelle Spear Money, a longtime resident of Demopolis, died peacefully at her home on July 17, 2017 at the age of 82.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 20, at 11 a.m., at Fairhaven Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Demopolis Memorial Gardens with Kirk Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Kirk Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Steve Money, Dan Smith, Jake Smith, Taylor Money, Ryan Fennell, and Shane Pezant. Honorary pallbearers will be the staffs of Always Home and Camellia Hospice.

She is survived by a daughter, Dianne (Dan) Smith of Troy, Alabama and a son, Steven W. Money, Marvyn, Alabama. She was Mamaw to her grandchildren, Emily (Ryan) Fennell of Atlanta, Jake (Alla) Smith of Hoover, Alabama, Melissa Money of Arab, Alabama, and Taylor Money of Marvyn. She had one great-granddaughter, Marley Clementz of Arab. She is also survived by two sisters, Elizabeth (Jack) Anderson of Perry, Florida and Dorothy (George) Nichols of Mobile; one brother, William “Bo” (Peggy) Spear of Ocala, Florida as well as many nieces and nephews; and one special friend and helper, Lavon Smith.

Mrs. Money was preceded in death by her husband, Benton A. Money; sisters, Betty Spear Caples and Jackie Spear Mann; brother, Bernard Ray Spear; and parents, Charles Wesley and Mary Lillian Nixon Spear.

She was a charter member of Fairhaven Baptist Church and was active in many church activities over the years. She was a strong and independent lady. She met every obstacle life threw at her with grit, determination and a commitment to persevere. As Mamaw to her grandchildren, she was the consummate fort builder, and her sugar cookies, sausage balls, and chocolate pie were a beloved family tradition. She was a dedicated Christian and leaves her family the legacy of a life well lived.