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.
Mrs. Mary Wayne was a true southern lady in every sense. She always treated you with respect and genuine concern for everyone she met. Her boys, daughters-in-law and grandchildren were treasured by her. The world needs many more like her and her absence will certainly be evident. May God comfort you in your loss as we celebrate her wonderful life!
Mary Wayne was such a sweet, loving lady. Always had a smile and pleasant word for everyone. Although I have not seen her in several years, I carry fond memories of our many conversations. May God’s gracious love surround you
during this time. Heaven has gained an angel.
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I loved her dearly. She was so gracious, giving and loving–A lady in the true sense of the word. May God be with you all in this time of sorrow.
I worked with Mary Wayne at Serbin. She was sweet lady and very nice.
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15
Heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My memories of Serbin, both in visiting my own mother & working there during my high school & college days, always include Mary Wayne and her bright smile.
Mary Wayne was a wonderful, humble and compassionate lady. We are honored to have known her. We send our thoughts to the family.
To know Mary Wayne was to love her. She was such a beautiful woman. I know she will be missed by all. I know you have many memories of her that will help you through this difficult time. She was a dear and prescious lady. May God be with you during this sad time. Blessed be!
Ssorry for the families loss. She was beautiful both on the inside and outside.
Mrs. Mary Wayne was a lovely Christian lady. May God be especially close to you at this time. Because He Lives, Amy S.Osteen