(LINEVILLE) A graveside service for Ezra "Sonny" Whaley Jr., 83, of Lineville was Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Clay County Memory Gardens with Bro. David Holcombe officiating.

Mr. Whaley died Sunday, Jan. 24, at Regional Medical Center in Anniston.

Ezra was born March 23, 1937, in Wedowee to Ezra Sr. and Avis Gabriel Whaley. He went on to marry Wanda Moody and spent time raising his only son, Jimmy. On May 29, 1994, Sonny became ordained as a deacon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Sonny enjoyed working at Piggly Wiggly in Lineville, where he had worked for over 20 years. He loved spending time with his family and was a member of the Lineville community for over 34 years.

Mr. Whaley is survived by his son, Jimmy Whaley (Kelly) of Oxford; three grandchildren, Morgan Elizabeth Whaley, Joshua Keith Whaley and Addyson Makenna Whaley; two sisters, Jeanette Robertson of Lineville and Reba Reed of Wedowee; brother, Forrest Whaley (Margaret) of Gadsden; and a large extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Wanda Moody Whaley.

Pallbearers were Joshua Whaley, Connor Culver, Brandon Robinson, Tim Taylor, Joey Loveless and Bailey Robinson.

Donations can be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, c/o Frances Holcombe, P.O. Box 1072, Lineville, AL 36266. Send online condolences to benefieldfuneralhome.com.

Benefield Funeral Home, Lineville.

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