Stanley Willard Cost

Published 10:43 pm Friday, July 15, 2011

Stanley Willard Cost died Friday, July 15, 2011, at Shelby Medical Center.  He was born in Jemison on June 7, 1916, to Tom and Beulah Cost.

He was a member of Jemison First Baptist Church.

He was retired from U.S. Steel.  He was an active member of Stanley Cost Masonic Lodge 411 for more than 50 years.

He and his wife enjoyed traveling and were members of the Chilton County Travel Club.

He is survived by his nephew, Jimmy Parker (Luria) of Jasper; nieces, Priscilla Melton (Rickey) of Bruce, Miss., Linda Holland (Bob) of Saltillo, Miss., Norma Walls of Bruce, Miss. and Bertie Swanson of Houston, Miss.; six great nieces and nephews; and six great-great nieces and nephews, two of which were extremely special, Peyton and Parker Drummond of Dora.

He was given wonderful care and love by his sitters, Tashia Worthey, Angie Agee, Debra Bolding, Barbara Nix, Marsha Kine, Annie Agee, Diedra Worthey, Roslyn Varner, Etelka (Tabby) Rogers, Janice Perkins and Shalonda Worthey. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Elena Branum Cost (who passed away May 15, 2011); a daughter, Della Cost Tidwell; a sister, Mary Thomas Skurlock; and a sister-in-law, Jewel Branum Parker.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 16 from 5-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Clanton. Services will be Sunday, July 17 at 1 p.m. from Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Midway Memorial Gardens in Jemison. Martin Funeral Home directing. You may leave condolences at