Thelma Medders Price

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Thelma Medders Price, 95, formerly of Anniston, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, in Centre, where she has lived for the past six years. Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in Anniston. Funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at 11 a.m. in the chapel at Gray Brown. Officiating will be The Rev. Melvin Salter of Centre. Burial will follow at Hall's Chapel Church Cemetery on Weaver Road. Mrs. Price is survived by one daughter, Sherron Price Davis and husband, Greg, of Centre; three sons, Gerald Price and wife, Pam, of Anniston, Douglas Price and wife, Rita, of Anniston, and Rayburn Price, of Anniston; five grandchildren, Valarie Price Williams and husband, Shannon, of Valley, Lindsey Price, of Decatur, Ga., Jonathan Price, of Vestavia Hills, Rayanne Price, of Anniston, and Rayburn Anthony Price, of Anniston; one great-grandchild, Maddie Williams, of Valley; special great-niece, Bridget Sullivan Ciolek, of Centre; many loved nieces and nephews. Thelma was born Nov. 16, 1921, in Alexandria to Chalmers D. and Arlena Gidley Medders. She was the last surviving child of twelve children. She graduated from Alexandria High School in 1941. She worked for several years at Utica Mills in Anniston until her marriage to Talmadge S. Price, of Anniston in 1946. Together they owned and operated Price Plumbing and Heating Company until retiring in 1991. She was of the Baptist Faith. Mrs. Price was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Talmadge S. Price; an infant daughter; parents, Chalmers and Arlena Medders; sisters, Alma Medders Noell, Vera Medders Smith and Estelle Medders; brothers, Rufus Medders, Edgar Medders, Early Medders, Lois Medders, Vester Medders, Elbert Medders, Homer Medders and Raymond Medders. Mrs. Price was a resident of Anniston for most of her life. She moved to Centre in 2010 and resided at Cherokee Village Assisted Living Center until her death. Thelma loved growing flowers and being with her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking for others and was famous for her chicken dressing, vegetable soup and chocolate meringue pies. She never missed attending her Medders family reunions which brought her great joy. Mrs. Price was a sweet, happy and generous lady who liked to joke, laugh and smile. She never met a stranger, nor said an unkind word. Mrs. Price and her husband were charter members of Cheaha Vintage Auto Club and both served as treasurer for many years. She and Talmadge enjoyed many outings in their 1929 Model A coupe with club friends. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Big Oak Ranch. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Cherokee Village, Amedysis Hospice and Dr. Byron Nelson and staff of Centre for their loving care. Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com
Published in The Anniston Star on Dec. 2, 2016
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Gray Brown-Service Mortuary
1329 Wilmer Ave | Anniston, AL 362014651 | (256) 236-3441
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