February 6, 2009
ALICEVILLE, Ala. — Martha Elizabeth Bridges Upton, 72, died Feb. 4, 2009, at Regency Hospital of Meridian. Memorial services are Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hebron United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Short officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Visitation is today from 6-8 p.m. at Dogwood Chapel, 200 Fifth St., N.E., Aliceville. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform, Ala., is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Upton was born July 1, 1936, in Pickens County, Ala. She was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church, a retired bookkeeper for Tri-County Co-op and a lifelong resident of Pickens County. She was preceded in death by his father, Murphy S. Bridges; and sister, Becky Oglesby. She is survived by her husband, Elbert D. Upton of Aliceville; mother, Martha Poole of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; sons, Douglas Upton of Fayetteville, N.C., Ernest Upton of Oklahoma City, Roy Upton of Aliceville and Gene Upton of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; sisters, Lorene Sims, Katheryn Cunningham, Karolyn Weaver and Angie Dockery; brother, Robert Poole; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.