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BIRMINGHAM - Mr. Edwin Morris Black, age 92, longtime resident of Winfield and more recently of Birmingham, died at home Monday, September 3, 2018 after a long illness.
Mr. Black was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sidney Black and Velma Morrison Black and a beloved son-in-law, Ralph Lane.
He is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Mary Jim Gann Black; his daughters, Miriam Black Smith of Atlanta, Ga. and Jane Black Lane Percy and her husband, Alan, of Birmingham; grandchildren, Anna Lane, Meredith Lane Lee and her husband, Joseph, Jason Smith and Gann Smith. He loved his family above all things.
Mr. Black was a United States Navy World War II Veteran, and retired from Alabama Power Company after 44 years, the last decades as Line Crew Foreman in the Western Division. He was a devoted member of the Winfield First United Methodist Church, serving as former president of the Co-Workers Sunday School Class, a group he dearly loved.
The family thanks the staff of Somerby Assisted Living for their care, in particular, Chanell, Lillian, SJ, Nancy, and Terry; Raven and Rena of AMADA Senior Care; Kim and the care team from Affinity Hospice; Drs. Maranthe Grammas and Alan Gertler, and nurse practitioner, Chaeli Lawson, all of UAB; and finally, Mary Fulgham for her tireless devotion.
BIRMINGHAM - Mr. Edwin Morris Black, age 92, longtime resident of Winfield and more recently of Birmingham, died at home Monday, September 3, 2018 after a long illness.
Mr. Black was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sidney Black and Velma Morrison Black and a beloved son-in-law, Ralph Lane.
He is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Mary Jim Gann Black; his daughters, Miriam Black Smith of Atlanta, Ga. and Jane Black Lane Percy and her husband, Alan, of Birmingham; grandchildren, Anna Lane, Meredith Lane Lee and her husband, Joseph, Jason Smith and Gann Smith. He loved his family above all things.
Mr. Black was a United States Navy World War II Veteran, and retired from Alabama Power Company after 44 years, the last decades as Line Crew Foreman in the Western Division. He was a devoted member of the Winfield First United Methodist Church, serving as former president of the Co-Workers Sunday School Class, a group he dearly loved.
The family thanks the staff of Somerby Assisted Living for their care, in particular, Chanell, Lillian, SJ, Nancy, and Terry; Raven and Rena of AMADA Senior Care; Kim and the care team from Affinity Hospice; Drs. Maranthe Grammas and Alan Gertler, and nurse practitioner, Chaeli Lawson, all of UAB; and finally, Mary Fulgham for her tireless devotion.
Visitation for Mr. Black was held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 with funeral services began at 1:00 p.m. at the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Private burial services followed in the Winfield City Cemetery. Rev. Earl Freeman was the officiating minister.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Winfield First United Methodist Church in memory of Mr. Black.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Black family.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Winfield First United Methodist Church in memory of Mr. Black.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Black family.
Published in Tuscaloosa News on Sept. 7, 2018
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