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J.C. Kirkland

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Monday, May 30, 1921 - Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mr. J.C. Kirkland of Dothan passed away Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his home. He was 94. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 in the chapel of Sorrells Funeral Home with Rev. Stephen Russell officiating. Burial will follow in Whitaker Methodist Church Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing. 


The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. 


In lieu of flowers the family request that you honor Mr. Kirkland's memory with donations to the Central Baptist Church Missions Fund, 1812 Honeysuckle Road, Dothan, AL 36305.


Mr. Kirkland was born May 30, 1921 in Henry County to the late Jackson Bartow Kirkland and Pammie Delonie Smith Kirkland. He was a proud veteran in the Army Air Corps and served honorably in WWII. Mr. Kirkland was a member of Central Baptist Church in Dothan. He loved Nascar and was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be dearly missed. 


In addition to his parents, his wife, Oree Skipper Kirkland; son, Jimmy Smith; granddaughter, Joni Varney; grandson, Rex Smith and twelve siblings all preceded him in death.


Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Kirkland Stefin  (Al), Dothan; two grandchildren: Amanda Stefin and Matt Stefin; several nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.





Funeral Service

Date: Monday, June 29, 2015



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We moved next door to Mr jc a few years ago and became very good friends. He treated me and my family like we have knew each other all our life.he was a fantastic man I am so glad the good Lord put us in that house to be able to be around a man we will never forget..we love u and will never forget u....we love u Mr jc.and I know u are flying around having a blast and watching over your wonderful eyes cry..but my heart knows the Lord took another Angel home...And that is u a Angel.... always in my heart ♡...
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Pastor & Dolly Arrowood

Dear Brenda, Al, Amanda and Matt,

Brother J.C. was soooo special to the precious saints of Troy Baptist Temple. It was my privilege to be his pastor for several years and I will always remember his love for the Lord, His Word, and His people. I sat down at my desk and wrote a tribute to him that I will email to you later. May the God of all comfort do His office work in your hearts in the coming days and months. Heaven becomes sweeter because of home-goings like this!m John 14:1-6

You are loved and prayed for,

Pastor & Dolly Arrowood
Kelly Monnin

Brenda and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. JC was loved by all and will be missed.

You are in our thoughts and prayers,

The Monnin family
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Laura Hardy

My thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda, Al, Amanda and Matt. I know he will be missed greatly. I am glad he is at peace from his suffering and in Heaven with his beloved. He was a great neighbor to me during the 10 years I lived beside him. I will miss him.
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Cricket Lee

Brenda, Al, Amanda, and Matt, I'm so sorry for your loss but I'm so happy for Mr. Kirkland. We are praying for God's grace and the comfort of the Holy Spirit to see you through this difficult time. I love you.
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Marian Jenkins

I am so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. But I celebrate with you his arrival into Eternity, and the wonderful legacy of family and faith that he leaves with us here. In the coming days, in the quiet moments, may you and your family feel the Lord's comfort and peace in your spirits.


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