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Funeral service for Deacon Reuben Elliott Sturkie 82, will be Tuesday, February 12, at 2 pm at the Ohatchee First Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Michel Massey, officiating. Interment will follow in Ohatchee First Baptist Church Cemetery. 

Deacon Sturkie passed away on February 5, 2019. Mr. Sturkie's remains will arrive at the church one hour prior to his service. 

Mr. Sturkie was self employed for over 53 years at Sturkie Paving Company. 

Survivors include his wife: Velma Sturkie; children: Brenda (Daryl), Betty Jackson, Sharon (Paul) Montgomery, Shuon (Gaynel), Veronica Cox, Genella, Elliott (Kimberly); 21 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; sibling: Olen Sturkie, Saidie Davis, Evelyn Moore (Freddie), Betty Herbert, Lula Brewster (Charles), other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Ford Sturkie and Eva Jane Sturkie, siblings, Charlie C. Sturkie (Mary), Lewis C. Sturkie (Isabelle), Odessa Burrell (David), Sarah Robinson (Sam), Tiara Venable.

Anniston Funeral Service
Jeffrey C. Williams

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  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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  • Monday, February 18, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are mourning the recent loss of your loved one. May you find strength and comfort from the words of Psalms 46:1 which reads: "God is our refuge and strength, A help that is readily found in times of distress." Our loving God is there for us if we ask for his help (1 John 5:14). He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11). Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Friday, March 1, 2019
    Grief can be so hard, but our cherished memories help us cope. Hold tight to those memories….Lean on each other for support…. And look to God’s word the Bible, for comfort and strength. James 4:8 encourages; “Draw close to God, and He will draw close to you.”
    ~ J Baker   Gadsden, AL