Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 1, 2009
Mr. William Alfred Perrett, 94, of Andalusia, died Mon., Dec. 29, 2008, unexpectedly at his home.
Graveside services were held Wed., Dec. 31, at Magnolia Cemetery. Dr. Fred Karthaus presented the eulogy.
Mr. Perrett was preceded in death by his father, C. Herbert Perrett; his mother, Annie Lee Perrett; his twin brother, James Albert Perrett, and brothers, Arthur L. Perrett and John Reaford “Polly” Perrett, and sisters, Myrtice P. Henderson, Maude Aldean Perrett and Vonceil P. Gilchrist.
He is survived by four nephews, John Herbert Perrett, William Bradford Perrett, James Lee Perrett Sr., and Joseph Albert Perrett; numerous grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews.
Mr. Perrett attended the local schools, graduated and joined the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served four years duty, and upon returning home, he was hired at Alatex and worked in the sales records department. Through the years, he was involved in and loved his church and the rise and fall of the physical structures of the town. His interest in not only the people of the community, but also the houses, institutions and other sundry establishments kept his interest all through the years. He was a walking library of the genealogy of buildings and their occupants and a full fledged working member of the Andalusia Historical Society. He retired from Alatex after 32 years and led an active community oriented life.
Pallbearers were James Lee Perrett Sr., James Lee Perrett Jr., Lauritz Francis Perrett, Winar Boyette Perrett, Joseph Albert Perrett and Roy Weaver.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Director of Senior Adults, First Baptist Church, 700 East Three Notch St. Andalusia, AL 36420.
Family and friends unable to attend the services may sign the guest registry online at www.foremanfuneralhome.com.