Pillars

Webster’s Dictionary defines “pillar” as a firm upright support for a superstructure, one that is a mainstay and a chief supporter. With that definition in mind, the idea of recognizing Pillars of West Alabama was born in the spring of 2005. This annual program offers the opportunity to recognize dedicated individuals who have made commitments to enhance the lives and the quality of life of the West Alabama citizens. The CFWA believes this commitment is a very noble and honorable way to spend one’s life.

 

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Previous Inductees:

2004

Cecil Crews

Mary Juanita Strickland Hare
Roth Hook                          

James Clifton Poole, Jr.

Leslie Prystup          

Katherine C. Prystup

Cathy Johnson Randall     

Guthrie Smith

Larry Taylor

2005

Paul Bryant, Jr. 

Richard Brough 

Dan Carmichael 

Judge John England

Gwendolyn Faucett

James Flemming

Peggy Harrison

Jimmy Harrison, Jr.

Thomas P. Hester 

Lucy Jordan

Bill Lanford 

Verta Barr Meherg 

Harlan C. Meredith

Frank Moody

Leroy McAbee, Sr.

Sam Phelps

Reese Phifer

Victor Poole

Roland Pugh

Virginia Sealy

Charlie Sealy

Dr. Joyce Sellers

Paul Singleton

Ernest Williams

Lloyd Wood

2006

Star Bloom
James B. Boone, Jr.

James L. Booth, Jr.

Dr. Clemson Duckworth

Fred Hahn, Jr.                   

William D. (Billy) Jamison

Virginia Joiner 

Thomas J. Joiner

Philip E. Lamoreaux

Dr. Joseph Barry Mason

Harold G. McAbee

Robert H. Rust

Robert C. Tanner

Terry H. Waters

Allan R. Watson

2007

Bert Bank

Jerry Belk                   

Add Boyd

Joseph A. Duckworth

Charles M. Durham

Eugenia Pat Faucett

Charles Freeman

Shelley E. Jones

Charles H. Land

Russell S. Lee

David G. McGiffert

Gordon Rosen

Julie Sittason

2008

John L. Blackburn

Buford Boone

Dorothy Boyd

Anna E. Brown

James A. Cowden

Josephine Camp Davis

Ryan deGraffenried, Jr.

Snow Hinton
Joseph William Mallisham

Marlin D. Moore, Jr.

Madie Howell Poole

Harry Pritchett

Pettus Randall, IIIEdmund M. “Ted” Sexton, Sr.

2009

Carl W. Albright, Jr.

Camille Wright Cook

Alvin P. DuPont 

John C. Duckworth, Jr.

Eleanor A. Eller

Stanley Wayne Ford

Marvin Lee Harper

Jean Hinton

Duncan Hunter

George A. LeMaistre

Thomas Riley Lumpkin

Gloria Narramore Moody

Robert H. Shaw, Jr.

Joab Langston Thomas

2010

Earl Brandon Benjamin

Belton Fields, Sr.

Hilliard Nicol Fletcher 

Asa N. Green

Marlin Duncan Moore, Sr.

Charles Ray Nash

Ray Pradat

Ronny Rhodes

Chuck Sittason

Zelpha Wells

2011

Delores Cole

Weldon Cole

Gary Fitts

Lee Allen Hallman

Madeleine M. Hill

Harry Lee

Richard Losch

Mary Ann Phelps

Lackey Stephens

Dennis Steverson

Jack Warner

2012

Chris “Chip” Vernon Beeker, Jr.

Claude D. Edwards

Bess Dugins Miller 

J. Jordan Plaster, Jr.

Roger Sayers

Ken W. Swindle

Bernice H. Washington

Oscar Sam Wiggins, Jr.

2013

Willie J. “Dino” Fort

Carolyn B. Fritz

Dr. Everett Hale

Mal M. Moore

Beverly Phifer

Caroline Chappell Powell
Gene Stallings

William A. “Sonny” Ryan

Herbert David & Mildred Westervelt Warner

2014

Georgine Clark 

Dr. John Dorsey

Betty Hale

Gene Poole

Vernon Swift

Fitzgerald Washington

Dr. Robert Witt

2015

Bryan Ross Chandler

Herbie E. Burkes, Jr. (Chip)

Dr. Elizabeth White Cleino

Mary Allen Jolley

Robert W. Kuhn, Jr.
Dr. Willie Clyde Jones

Everett Cameron “Buddy” Powell, Jr.

​Mark G. Sullivan

2016

Karen Phifer Brooks

Paul William Bryant

Susan Phifer Cork

Claude Harris

Vicki Kerr

Leonard Christopher (Chris) Kyle

Randy C. Skagen

Yvonne Thomas Wells

2017

Stephen R. “Buzzy” Barnette, Jr.

Ruth Eaton Cummings Bolden

Babe Ruth Barger McAbee

Thomas W. “Tommy” Moore

Gary Nichols

Sarah Patterson

Morris Seymour “Munny” Sokol

William Andrew Tate

2018

Lyda Black

Davis S. “Buddy” Burton, Jr.

Glenn Odom Crow 

Beverly M. Leigh, III

William “Billy” McKinzey

Harrison Taylor

Jimmy E. Warren

2019

George Denny
George Miller
Anne McAliley Moman

Robert Wayne Monfore, Jr.

Mike Oakley

Karen Thompson-Jackson

2021

Cliff & Mary Louise Armstrong

Sam P. Faucett, III

Richard & Rebecca Holland

Amos Hubbard

Clyde Marine

John Pradat

Doug Phillips

2022

J. Oviatt Bowers

Celeste Evans Burnum

Charles L. Cook

David E. Gay. Jr.

Norm & Helene Hibbard

Carl T. Jamison