Anniston - Funeral services for Mary Alice Hamby, 71, of Anniston, will be 2 p.m. Thursday January 9, 2014, at West Park Heights Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim Kelley will officiate and burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Crestwood Funeral Home in charge. The family will receive friends from 12 - 2 p.m. Thursday at West Park Heights Baptist Church. Mrs. Hamby died Saturday, January 4, 2014. Mrs. Hamby was born in Mobile and became a lifelong resident of Anniston. She had extraordinary talent as a pianist which she shared with her church, family, friends and through mission work in Brazil and Peru. She was also a gifted artist. Mrs. Hamby was a longtime member of West Park Heights Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend to all. She will be greatly missed. Mary Alice was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Gwindel Hamby and her parents, Rev. Laula J. and Louise Chambliss. She is survived by her daughter, Nan (Joel) Duke; grandson, Joshua; sisters, Nancy (Rod) Lane and Sherrill (Poe) Blackwelder; aunt, Sybil Duncan and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pallbearers will be family and friends.