Obituary: Mary Alice Willingham


Funeral service for Mary Alice Willingham, 90, of Cullman, will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 13, 2023 at Cullman Funeral Home Chapel with interment in Cullman City Cemetery, Rev. Steve Rodgers officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the service.

Cullman Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Willingham passed away Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023 at Summerford Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 2, 1932 to John Mack & Georgia M. Hinkle Livingston. She was married to Roy ‘Red’ Willingham for many years. She was a well-known dog groomer in Cullman and owned Mary’s Poodle Parlor. She also raised English Bulldogs.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy ‘Red’ Willingham; grandson, J.R. McDearmond and her brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her daughters, Phebe McDearmond, Mitzi (Buford) Wood; grandchildren, Rebecca Bailey (Jason Bladow), Orie McDearmond; several great-grandchildren; family and friends. 

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