McAlpin was preceded in death by her parents, James Earl and Lissie Butler Phillips; daughter, Glenda Gail Putman; daughter and son-in-law, Deborah Kay Bailey and Ronald; sons-in-law, Charles Kenneth Collum and Samuel L. Rothe; daughter-in-law, Lisa Yancey McAlpin; and grandson, Stephen Rothe.
She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, James Hoyet McAlpin; children, Darwin Hoyet McAlpin, Karan Sue Smothers (David), Dennis Lee McAlpin (Karen), Donna Jo Collum and Melissa Ann Hanks (Harold); one sister, Mary Akers; sister-in-law, Doris Virginia Landers; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Vistation was held on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home. Chapel services will be at the funeral home today, Dec. 20, 2011, at 3 p.m. with burial to follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens East.
Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Trussville; 205-322-0543