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10 March 2008

Memorial Services Held for
Longtime JSU Science/Chemistry Professor

Dr. A. L. Studdard

PIEDMONT Memorial services for Dr. A. L. Studdard, 67, of Piedmont, were Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Piedmont with Dr. Harris Hand and The Rev. Tom Graham officiating. Dr. Studdard died Saturday, March 8, 2008, at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Millie Lee Studdard; father, Amos L. Studdard, Sr.; daughters, Angie Studdard Harper (Mark), and Suzanne Studdard Haney (Terry), all of Piedmont; chosen daughters, Selina M. Johnson (Barry), of Anniston; and Shanda P. Cotney (Steve), of Wadley; and grandchildren; Ally Harper, Marley Shay Harper, Savannah Grimes, Slade Haney, Kyle Johnson, Kaci Johnson, Clay Cotney, Allie Cotney and Anna Cotney. Dr. Studdard was born in Cherokee County on January 28, 1941, and lived in Piedmont, most of his life. He was a graduate of Cherokee County High School. He received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama; a Masters degree from the University of Montevallo; and a Ph. D. from the University of Alabama; in Science and Chemistry.

He taught at Piedmont High School for seven years. He then became a professor at Jacksonville State University where he taught in the Science and Chemisty Department for 34 years. He was a former Piedmont City Councilman and Police Commissioner. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Piedmont and was an avid Alabama fan. He enjoyed being in the outdoors hunting, fishing, golfing and floating Terrapin Creek. In honoring A.L.'s wishes, his ashes will be scattered at Terrapin Creek. Dr. Studdard was preceded in death by his mother, Gerdie Cunningham Studdard; and sister, Carole Studdard Ingram.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 300 N. Main Street, Piedmont, Ala. 36272 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905. Thompson Funeral Home Piedmont, Ala.

Source: Obituaries, The Anniston Star - 3/10/08.

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