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Penick, Amanda Ward  
TUSCALOOSA - Amanda Ward Penick passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, at her home. A celebration of her life will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 600 Lurleen Wallace Blvd., Tuscaloosa, Ala., at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The service will be directed by Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Amanda was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Clifton Shipman Penick, Sr.; her mother, Mary Peterson Ward; her father, James Monroe Ward, Sr.; and her brother, James Monre Ward, Jr. Survivors include her son, Clifton Shipman Penick, Jr. (Pamela); daughters, Mollie Johnston (Robert) of Mobile, Ala. and Drew Baker (Donald); grandchildren, Mary Carleton Johnston, Robert Duncan Johnston III, Clifton Wesley Baker, Amanda Whitfield Baker and William Drew Baker; and her brother, John Peterson Ward of San Diego, Calif. Amanda Penick graduated with honors from Hollins College in Virginia in 1950 with a degree in Piano Performance and earned a Master's Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Alabama in 1952. She also had subsequent study with Roy McAllister, Irwin Freundlich, Jeanine Dowis and Joseph Prostakoff. She taught at the University of Alabama's School of Music for 61 years, spanning from 1953 to 2014. She holds the distinction of being the longest tenured faculty member in the State of Alabama. She recently was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Alabama. She was presented the inaugural Music Teacher of the Year Award by the Alabama Music Teachers Association in 1996 and the National Teacher of the Year Award in 2008 from the Music Teachers National Association. Amanda also received the 1988 University of Alabama Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, the 1998 Druid Arts Award for Performer of the Year, and The Alabama State Council on the Arts Governor's Award. The MTNA Foundation has established The Amanda Penick Foundation in recognition of her teaching legacy. She is also the recipient of the Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts. Amanda was a member of Pi Kappa Lambda; President of the Alabama Music Teachers Association from 1970-1982, a lifetime member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Federation of Music Clubs, The Golden Key Club, The XXXI Club, Omicron Delta Kappa, and the Denny Society. Amanda Penick's career in performing and teaching is unparalleled in the State of Alabama, and her skill as a master teacher extended not only regionally but nationally. Through her skills as a piano pedagogue she garnered students from many states in the US as well as internationally. Those same students won numerous piano competitions statewide and nationally, including a Music Teachers Association National Collegiate winner and a Van Cliburn Amateur Competition winner. Today her legacy endures, as her piano "children and grandchildren" teach all over the state and southeast, continuing her excellence in piano teaching and performance. She was the host of Alabama Public Television's "Pianist at Work" for 28 years, delighting pianists and teachers with her wonderful insights into piano performance. Featuring many of her students on this program, she received the Alabama Public Television Appreciation Award for this long running program. Amanda Penick was the consummate teacher and musician. She had the ability to make each student the best they could be, never missing a lesson and imparting a love of music and the piano to all that were touched by her. Special thanks to Bettie Anne Cleino and caregivers Jackie Bakondy, Andrea Bakondy, Amy Brown Hall and to Hospice of West Alabama. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Amanda Penick Endowment Scholarship Fund, Arts & Sciences, UA, Hospice of West Alabama, or the Penick Guild of Christ Episcopal.
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Published in Tuscaloosa News on June 22, 2016
Penick, Amanda Ward  
TUSCALOOSA - Amanda Ward Penick passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016, at her home. A celebration of her life will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 600 Lurleen Wallace Blvd., Tuscaloosa, Ala., at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The service will be directed by Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Amanda was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Clifton Shipman Penick, Sr.; her mother, Mary Peterson Ward; her father, James Monroe Ward, Sr.; and her brother, James Monre Ward, Jr. Survivors include her son, Clifton Shipman Penick, Jr. (Pamela); daughters, Mollie Johnston (Robert) of Mobile, Ala. and Drew Baker (Donald); grandchildren, Mary Carleton Johnston, Robert Duncan Johnston III, Clifton Wesley Baker, Amanda Whitfield Baker and William Drew Baker; and her brother, John Peterson Ward of San Diego, Calif. Amanda Penick graduated with honors from Hollins College in Virginia in 1950 with a degree in Piano Performance and earned a Master's Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Alabama in 1952. She also had subsequent study with Roy McAllister, Irwin Freundlich, Jeanine Dowis and Joseph Prostakoff. She taught at the University of Alabama's School of Music for 61 years, spanning from 1953 to 2014. She holds the distinction of being the longest tenured faculty member in the State of Alabama. She recently was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Alabama. She was presented the inaugural Music Teacher of the Year Award by the Alabama Music Teachers Association in 1996 and the National Teacher of the Year Award in 2008 from the Music Teachers National Association. Amanda also received the 1988 University of Alabama Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award, the 1998 Druid Arts Award for Performer of the Year, and The Alabama State Council on the Arts Governor's Award. The MTNA Foundation has established The Amanda Penick Foundation in recognition of her teaching legacy. She is also the recipient of the Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts. Amanda was a member of Pi Kappa Lambda; President of the Alabama Music Teachers Association from 1970-1982, a lifetime member of the Music Teachers National Association, the Federation of Music Clubs, The Golden Key Club, The XXXI Club, Omicron Delta Kappa, and the Denny Society. Amanda Penick's career in performing and teaching is unparalleled in the State of Alabama, and her skill as a master teacher extended not only regionally but nationally. Through her skills as a piano pedagogue she garnered students from many states in the US as well as internationally. Those same students won numerous piano competitions statewide and nationally, including a Music Teachers Association National Collegiate winner and a Van Cliburn Amateur Competition winner. Today her legacy endures, as her piano "children and grandchildren" teach all over the state and southeast, continuing her excellence in piano teaching and performance. She was the host of Alabama Public Television's "Pianist at Work" for 28 years, delighting pianists and teachers with her wonderful insights into piano performance. Featuring many of her students on this program, she received the Alabama Public Television Appreciation Award for this long running program. Amanda Penick was the consummate teacher and musician. She had the ability to make each student the best they could be, never missing a lesson and imparting a love of music and the piano to all that were touched by her. Special thanks to Bettie Anne Cleino and caregivers Jackie Bakondy, Andrea Bakondy, Amy Brown Hall and to Hospice of West Alabama. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Amanda Penick Endowment Scholarship Fund, Arts & Sciences, UA, Hospice of West Alabama, or the Penick Guild of Christ Episcopal.
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Published in Tuscaloosa News from June 20 to June 21, 2016
Posey, Robert Corr  
GORDO – Robert Corr Posey, age 86, of Gordo, Ala., passed away June 19, 2016, at his residence. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ben Logan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Memorial Gardens with Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directing. Visitation will be one hour prior and immediately following service at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Gabrielle Nicole Posey; three sisters; and six brothers. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Gladys Posey; daughters, Terri Posey, Robin Potts and Tracy Robertson (Wesley); eleven grandchildren, Robert and Rachel Potts, Taylor Posey, Kayla Windle (Bren), Rebeka Holsonback (Casey), Wes (Ciera), Jacob, John, Mary, Levi and Adam Robertson; and five great-grandchildren, Chloe, Emma Kay, Averyll, Pyper and Adalynn; as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Robert was born February 11, 1930 in the Kirk community of Pickens County, Alabama to the late Rufus and Ellie Mae Corr Posey. He was a retired logger, a veteran of the United States Army and a lifelong resident of Pickens County. Pallbearers will be Robert Potts, Wes Robertson, Jacob Robertson, Casey Holsonback and Bren Windle. Honorary Pallbearers are Babe Wilburn, David ""Bull"" Martin, Joe McAteer, employees of Jacks and friends at Reform Small Motors.
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Published in Tuscaloosa News from June 20 to June 21, 2016
Pritchett, James J.  
GORDO – James J. Pritchett, age 74, of Gordo, died June 17, 2016, at home. Northport Funeral & Cremation is handling the arrangements. Survivors include his wife, Donna Pritchett; daughters, Sondra Cooper and Roxanne Johnson; son, Matt Crumpton; two sisters; three brothers, Jerry, Carl and Bobby Pritchett; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice of West Alabama. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org.
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Published in Tuscaloosa News from June 21 to June 22, 2016
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