Mr. Wyatt Tom Motley

Published 2:58pm Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Funeral service for Mr. Wyatt Motley, 88, of Goldville, will be Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Bethel Baptist Church South in Clay County.  He will lie in-state one hour prior to the service.  Rev. L.C. Harris, Rev. Don Griffin, and Rev. Andy Kinman will officiate.  Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.

Mr. Motley passed away on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at his residence.  He was born on September 12, 1924 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama to Charles Tom Motley and Florence Nix Motley.  He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church South and was the oldest deacon, serving since 1974.  Mr. Motley was hard worker and enjoyed his work.  He was a farmer and a self employed wood producer, working in logging since he was 20 years old.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Faye Sparks Motley of Goldville; daughters, Sharon Whiteard (Gary) of Goldville and Beverly Nall (Richard) of Gulf Breeze, FL; grandchildren, Coleman Whiteard (Rachel), Cary Whiteard, Dominic Beovich, and Eric Beovich; great-grandchild, Hudson Lance Whiteard; sisters, Marilyn Cannon of Kennedy, AL and Marie Stevens of Pinehurst, NC; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles Motley.

The family requests no flowers but memorial donations be given to the Bethel Baptist Church South Cemetery Fund Attn: Michael Cheaney, 1801 Bethel Cir., Cragford, AL 36266, or to Southern Care Hospice Attn: Alanna, 220 E 3rd Street, Sylacauga, AL 35150.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.