Mary Wayne McAlister Malone, age 86 of Fayetteville, passed away Monday in Huntsville Hospital after a lengthy illness. A native of the Mary’s Grove community in Lincoln County, Mrs. Malone was an active member of Fayetteville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. She was a longtime employee of Serbin Fashions/S&M Manufacturing and South Central Human Resource Agency. Involved in numerous civic causes, Mrs. Malone served on the boards of Hannah’s House and CLEAN. She enjoyed her family, friends, bridge club, traveling and gardening.
Mrs. Malone was preceded in death by her parents, Annie B. and Erskin R. McAlister; her husbands, John T. Malone, Jr. and Marion Bryant; and her brothers, Larry McAlister and Paul McAlister. She is survived by her sons, John T. Malone, III and his wife Julie of Huntsville, Brent H. Malone and his wife Alison of Fayetteville; grandchildren John T. (Jack) Malone, IV, Riley H. Malone, Laura Beth Todd, Amanda K. Malone, Jacob M. Malone, Sawyer M. Malone and Annalise K. Malone; sisters Ruth Jean and Martha Bowman of Fayetteville, and Clintelle Bates of Birmingham; cousin Ophelia Wurtz of Romulus, Michigan; and many adored nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with burial to follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. The family requests donations be made in her memory to your favorite local charity.