ROBERT EARL PRINCE,



50, Clay, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2011, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham. Born in Chicago, Ill., he was son of the late Carl Wayne and Ellie Delores Elgin Prince. He was a fork lift operator who later became disabled. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a nephew, Phillip Ray Blackmon, and a niece, Joyce Leann Barlow.

Surviving are sisters Donna (Mike) Gray, Locust Fork, Sharon ( Jesse) Fraga, Elkhart Lake, Wis., Karen ( John) Manley, Clay, Barbara (Chuck) Barlow, Irondale, and Carla Williams, Blountsville; and brother Roger Prince, Gardendale.

Jeff Knowles conducted funeral services at 1 p.m. on Dec. 30, with interment in the Hopewell Cemetery in Pinson. Pallbearers were Tommy Barlow, Chuck Barlow III, Mitchell Gray Jr., Scotty Mooneyham, Clint Mooneyham, and Nick Barranco.