Alfred Dural Guy
Alfred Dural Guy
July 10th, 1939 - January 25th, 2021
TUSCALOOSA – Alfred Dural Guy, age 81, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2021, at his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2021 at Memory Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Chris McCool officiating. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening, January 28, 2021, at the funeral home.
Mr. Guy was preceded in death by his parents, Leona and A.T. Guy; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Burgess Pate; sister and brother-in-law, Sue and Bob Fair; brother, Donald Guy; sister-in-law, Anita Guy; brothers-in-law, Jesse Marquis, Bobby Hamner, and Joe Dyer; and mother and father-in-law, Lois and Theron Dyer.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mollie Faye Guy; daughter, Lisha Fisher (Eddie); sons, Ronnie Guy (Sandy), Phillip Guy (Amy Sullivan), and Larry Guy (Brenda); sister, Bonnie Marquis; sisters-in-law, Donna Guy and Paulette Hamner; brothers, Revis Guy and Roy Guy (Jolene); grandchildren, Kristy Hunter, Andy Guy (Amy), PJ Guy (LeeAnn), David Guy (Traci), Emily Guy, Taylor Kelly (Cameron), Emily Camatti (Connor), Kelsey Fisher (Riley Colburn), Lindsey Fisher, and Tanner Sullivan; and great-grandchildren, Katie, Mollie, Luke, Colton, Ellie, and Tripp Guy, Kaleb and Jake Hunter, and Bennett Kelly.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Andy Guy, PJ Guy, David Guy, Cameron Kelly and Connor Camatti; and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers are friends and family of the Holt and Cottondale communities; former members of the 41st St. Freewill Baptist Church; former members of Hopewell Baptist Church; current members of Hope City Church; employees and friends of Howell Lumber Company, Buddy’s Rib & Steak, Guy Industrial, and Ed Moore Inc.; and neighbors of Englewood Meadows.
Mr. Guy was born July 10, 1939, and graduated from Tuscaloosa High School in 1957. He was a mechanic by trade and established and ran Bama Truck Service for 25 years. He finished his work career at Howell Lumber Company, a place he truly loved. He met the love of his life, Mollie Faye Dyer, at age 14, in church. Together they raised a large and loving family, and he was his happiest when they were all together. Family game night was a night he and Mollie looked forward to. He raised his family in the Holt community and was a loyal supporter of all Holt athletic programs and a proud member of the “Holt chain gang”. He said he enjoyed seeing the action up close! He and Mollie never missed a game in which their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren played. So many great memories were made at the ballpark. As a young man, Mr. Guy loved hunting and fishing but later enjoyed golfing with his sons and friends. He never met a stranger and would gladly help anyone with anything. He was called “Uncle Duke” by all of his nieces and nephews whom he also loved with all his heart. Following this pattern, the great grands called him “Granddaddy Duke”. If you were lucky enough to have known him, your life was enriched by it. He was simply the BEST! He made the most important decision to accept Jesus at an early age and was a loyal and dedicated Christian his entire life. He was the perfect example for anyone to pattern their life by. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed until we are all reunited in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of West Alabama or St. Jude Children’s Research Medical Center.