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Funeral services for SFC (Ret.) Alphonso Stockdale, Sr., 65, will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Mt. Cleveland Missionary Baptist Church. Reverend Jerry Jones is the eulogist. Interment will be in Rushing Springs Church Cemetery. Mr. Stockdale will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the service.

Alphonso Stockdale, Sr. was born on April 10, 1953 in Talladega, Alabama to the late Archie Lynch and the late Bernice Stockdale Gaston.

At an early age, he united with Rushing Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Alphonso later united with Mt. Cleveland Missionary Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Talladega County Training School and received degrees from Pikes Peak Community College and the Rushing Springs School of Theology. Throughout his Christian walk, Alphonso was a member of the Willing Workers, Sunday School Ministry and the Bible Study Ministry. Alphonso enlisted in the United States Army on February 3, 1976 and served honorably until his retirement. During his time of service, he earned the Overseas Service Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal with the Bronze Service Star. He was a member of WKW Consistory #30, Nero Prince Military Lodge $47, HRAM James Chapter #44, Charles Davis Commandary, Aswan Temple #115 and Queen Ester Chapter #122.

On the afternoon of Monday, February 18, 2019,
Alphonso traded time for eternity. He was preceded in passing by his parents, Archie Lynch and Bernice Stockdale Gaston; a sister, Diane Stockdale; and a brother, Lee Stockdale. 

Alphonso leaves to cherish his memories: a son, Alphonso Stockdale, Jr. of Huntsville, Alabama; a daughter, Nakenya Stockdale of Kennesaw, Georgia; three grandchildren, Nicholas Stockdale, James Goggins and Kamryn Goggins; thirteen sisters, Doris Stockdale and Carolyn (Danny) Lane of Lincoln, Alabama, Katrina Stockdale of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Arla (James) Caldwell of Talladega, Alabama and Darlene Stockdale of Lincoln, Alabama, Willie Nell Whitson of Chicago, Illinois, Ida (Paul) Swain, Mary (Harold) Cochran, Syble (Robert) Walker, Jessie (Jerome) Rowland, Juanita (Bennie) Lynch, Georgia (Marty) Castleberry and Marie (Bennie) McKinney of Talladega, Alabama; two brothers, William Lynch and Hugh Lynch of Talladega, Alabama; two aunts, Mattie Bibb of Talladega, Alabama and Emma Finley of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


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  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Terrys Metropolitan Mortuary
  • Friday, February 22, 2019
    My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that ALMIGHTY GOD cares for you. And, that ALMIGHTY GOD gives us the hope of seeing our loved ones again free from all the causes of death and the heartache it brings. (John 5:28,28 - Revelation 21:3,4) May the the love of God, frieends, family, prayers and the many memories help you through this difficult time.
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Peggy u and the children have my deepestt condolences. Al was a great battle buddy, friend, an a brother. I will keep his memory inbedded in my heart.
    ~ Clodson Williams   Savannah, GA
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Peggy u and the children have my deepestt condolences. Al was a great battle buddy, friend, an a brother. I will keep his memory inbedded in my heart.
    ~ Clodson Williams   Savannah, GA
  • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Peggy u and the children have my deepestt condolences. Al was a great battle buddy, friend, an a brother. I will keep his memory inbedded in my heart.
    ~ Clodson Williams   Savannah, GA
  • Friday, March 8, 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