Vernon R. Willingham
Vernon R. Willingham Vernon Regina Watters Willingham, 95, died Tuesday morning, June 26, 2018, at Summerford Nursing Home in Falkville, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Joseph Danley Willingham, and son-in-law Lyle Reed Holladay. Vernon was born March 31, 1923, near Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. She was a resident of Russellville, Alabama, for more than 59 years. Vernon was a member of New Hope Methodist Church in the Oak Grove community near Russellville. Survivors include her daughter Connie Holladay White (Dale) of Decatur, Alabama; two granddaughters, Laura Shackelford (Jerry) of Lake Havasu City, Arizona and Amy Lasher (Fred) of Fairbanks, Alaska; four great grandchildren, J.D. Shackelford, Elizabeth Shackelford, Isaac Lasher, and Avery Lasher; one great-great-grandson Dean Shackelford; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services for Vernon Regina Watters Willingham were held Friday, June 29, 2018 at 12:00 noon at Pinkard Funeral Home Chapel in Russellville, AL with Reverend Richard Riley officiating. Burial followed at East Franklin Cemetery. Family served as pallbearers. Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, is directing.