Birdie Laverne Cleckler

Published 4:57pm Monday, March 11, 2013

Birdie Laverne Cleckler, 80, of Clanton died Friday, March 8, 2013.

She was born on Tuesday, March 22, 1932, in Alabama, daughter of the late Carey Easterling and the late Cora Cleckley Easterling.

She was a homemaker.

Surviving are her daughter, Barbara C. (Allen) Smitherman of Clanton; son, Jimmy W. (Myra) Cleckler of Clanton; grandsons, Chris Smitherman of Clanton, Brian (Wendy) Smitherman of Clanton; great-granddaughter, Emily Smitherman of Clanton, Sydney Smitherman of Clanton, Taylor Smitherman of Clanton; great-grandson, Brady Smitherman of Clanton; step great-granddaughter, Charity Headley of Clanton; and sister, Mavis Reynolds of Clanton.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Carey and Cora Easterling; husband, Johnnie W. Cleckler; brother, Roy Easterling; sister, Cleedie Easterling, sister, Ruby Nell Seales; and great-grandson, Adam Smitherman.

Friends were received from 5–8 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at Martin Funeral Home Chapel.

Services were held Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at Sunshine Assembly of God with the Rev. Dale Collins, the Rev. W. Thurmon Cleckler and the Rev. Arthur Davis officiating.

Interment followed in Sunshine Assembly of God Cemetery in Clanton.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

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