Alberta "Bertie" Ellis Kilcrease
Alberta "Bertie" Ellis Kilcrease, age 79, a resident of the Basin Community near Elba, Ala., passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at her home. Funeral services will be held in Elba on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Hayes Funeral Home Chapel, beginning at 11 a.m., with Rev. Lloyd Hodge and Rev. Larry Mock officiating. Burial will follow in New Home Cemetery in the Basin Community with Hayes Funeral Home of Elba directing. Visitation was at Hayes Funeral Home Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Kilcrease was preceded in death by her husbands Rufus Ellis and John T. Kilcrease, parents Lessie Mae Hodge Williams and Zelmer Williams, along with brothers Buren, Marion and Wayne Williams. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Olene Bess and Winnie Sheryl Herring.
Survivors include: daughters, Shirlene (Chris) Bradley of Elba, Jennifer (Joseph) Moody of Samson, Ala.; sons Rex (Georgia) Ellis of Sevierville, Michael (Frances) Herring of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; sister, Thelma (Donald) Acree of Elba; brothers, Waylon (Debbie) Williams of Kinston, Ala., Zemeria Williams of Elba, Howard (Jewel) Williams of Elba, Hayward (Jane) Williams of Dothan, Ala. Other survivors include 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.