January 10, 2019
VERNON, Ala. — Bobby Joe Black, 82, died Jan. 7, 2019, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Free Will Baptist Church with Joe Beckon officiating. Burial will follow at Liberty Free Will Baptist Cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Chandler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Black was born Feb. 6, 1936, in Lamar County, to the late Charlie Clifton and Zella Ethel Morrison Black. He was formerly employed as a phone technician, a bus driver with the Lamar County School System and helped manage Black’s BBQ and Grill. He is survived by his daughters, Mirenda Black Hare of Grove Hill and Melanie Black Trull of Vernon; son, Aaron Black of Vernon; and seven grandchildren.