Della Dobbins Ward Perkins passed away on October 7, 2017,on her 96th birthday, at Southland Nursing Home in Marion, AL.
Della was preceded in death by her husbands , T.W.Ward and Richard Wayne Perkins; her parents , Della Harrison Dobbins and Charles Walter Dobbins; brothers Henry Grady Dobbins, J.C. Dobbins, and Johnny Dobbins.
She is survived by her niece, Della Dobbins Scott, Clemmons, N.C., four great-nieces and two great nephews; daughters, Judi P. Williams(Mike), and Jane P. Nichols; grandchildren, Kelly Cole(Kim), Bryan Cole(Mickie), Preston Nichols(Wendy), Lindsey Bushey(Mike); great-grandchildren, Tirey Cole(Lindsay), Hannah Cole, Mary Margaret and Camille Nichols.
Della was a member of First United Methodist Church for many years, and was employed at Marion Military Institute for 23 years as Secretary to the Commandant.
Her hobby was crocheting gifts for friends, family, newlyweds and babies. She had directed fifty-five local weddings.
Visitation will be at Marion United Methodist Church on Saturday October 14 at 11:00. The funeral will be at 12:00, with Pastor James I. Davis officiating, and burial following at Marion Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be John Anderson, Mike Williams, Kelly Cole, Bryan Cole, Preston Nichols, and Tirey Cole. Honorary pallbearers will be Southland Nursing Home Staff, Comfort Care nurses Hilary McDowell and Taylor Draper, and special family friends, Annie Billingsley and Eddie Benjamin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Marion United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund