Buice Elvis Whitehead – Obituary

by Lynn McMillen
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Buice Elvis Whitehead, “Brown Leggern”, age 82, of Hackleburg, passed away Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, from noon-2 p.m. at Hackleburg United Methodist Church with services to begin at 2 p.m. with Dr. Hendon and Dr. Yates officiating.

Survivors include his brother, Jimmy Lee Whitehead; sons, Tommy and Dennis Whitehead (Lydia); grandchildren, Stephanie O’Conner (David), Shane Whitehead (Nikki), Challice Langston (David), Dean Mackey (Brian), Ashley McKinnon (Jeff); great-grandchildren, Will O’Connor, Jessica Whitehead Akin (Jordan), Victoria O’Conner, Sydney Whitehead, Landon Langston, Peyton Langston, Sawyer Mackey, Brylee Mackey, Banks Langston; great-great-granchild, Ella Akin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Annette Whitehead; siblings, James, Alene, Peachy.

He loved bluegrass music and spending time with family. He was a well-known figure in the Hackleburg community and could be seen riding his buggy, wearing his overalls and ringing his cowbell at the football games. His friends called him “Brown Leggern” and those who loved him called him granddaddy.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Children Home, 340 Zelda Court, Montgomery, AL. 36106.

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