January 26, 2010
REFORM, Ala. — Beatrice Kyles Burkhalter, 82, died Jan. 23, 2010, at her family’s residence. Services are today at 11 a.m. at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Ray Johnson and Cleon Kyles officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Burkhalter was born Oct. 17, 1927, in Pickens County, Ala., to the late Artie Lee Kyles and Ermine Junkin Kyles. She was a member of New Salem Baptist Church and a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Aubrey Burkhalter; sister, Kitty Mae Babb; brothers, William Chester Kyles and Wilford Kyles. She is survived by her sons, James E. Burkhalater, of Fayette, Ala., Jerry D. Burkhalter and Aubrey Junior Burkhalter, both of Palmetto, Ala.; sister, Myrtle Waldrop, of Greenwood Springs; brothers, Cleophus Kyles and George L. Kyles, both of Reform, and Victor Kyles, of Northport, Ala.; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are David Burkhalter, Jay Burkhalter, Johnathan Burkhalter, Cody Burkhalter, Daniel Burkhalter, David Fulgham and Kenneth Lister.