Susan Gilliam McAlpine, 61, of Daphne, passed to her heavenly home Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Visitation with family and friends will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, from 6-8 p.m. at Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Home in Fairhope. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at 10 a.m. along with the burial of her cremains at the Pavilion at Monteagle Cemetery in Monteagle, Tenn.
Susan was born in Sewanee, Tenn. on Nov. 4, 1957, the daughter of the late George and Louise Turner Gilliam. She was a graduate of Haleyville High School and the University of Alabama. She was an avid gardener, painter and animal lover. Susan was a member of the United Presbyterian Church and the Daphne Art Guild, where many of her art works hung. Her family will remember her many gifts of kindness and her brilliant smile.
Susan was preceded in death by her brother, Gary Lee Gilliam; grandparents, George and Rainey Gilliam and Ben and Mable Turner; brother-in-law, Frank “Mac” McAlpine Jr. and niece, Misty Elizabeth Romine.
She is survived by her loving husband, Davis A. “Dave” McAlpine; daughter, Jessica Lynn McAlpine (Michael McIver), of Daphne; sister-in-law, Beth Hughes McAlpine, of Haleyville; niece, Misty Gilliam (Shane) Hughes, of Winfield; nephews, Nathan Gilliam, Will Hughes (Christie Lee) Romine, Frank “Wyn” McAlpine IV and Charles Scott McAlpine, all of Haleyville; special friend, Wanda Smith, of Cowan, Tenn., and constant canine companion, her beloved Belle, along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to your local humane society.
Wolfe-Bayview Funeral Homes and Crematory of Fairhope is assisting the family.
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