Wilma Webb Hedrick, 93, a lifelong resident of Albany, died Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at Bill Nichols Veterans Home in Alexander City, Ala. The funeral was a graveside service Tuesday at Crown Hill Cemetery. Dr, Don Adams officiated.
Mrs. Hedrick grew up in Jackson, Miss. During World War II, she joined the Women’s Army Corp and was stationed in Albany. In 1945, she met and married Dermot Q. Hedrick of Albany, and they built their lives around their two children, the extended Hedrick and Webb families, and First United Methodist Church of Albany. As “young” senior citizens, she and Dermot traveled extensively in America and overseas. Always active in the church, she was a longtime member of the Beulah Wake Sapp Sunday School class and the Women’s Bible Study. She relocated to Columbiana, Ala., with her husband in 2002, becoming active in First United Methodist Church there.
She is survived by a son, Daniel C. Hedrick and his wife Beth of Columbiana; a daughter, Betty Sue Hedrick and her husband Gabriel Thy of Washington, D.C.; two grandchildren, Stacey H. Walkup and her husband Kevin of Columbiana, and Daniel Quincy Hedrick of Denver, Colo.
Preceding Mrs. Hedrick in death were her beloved husband, Dermot Quincy Hedrick; her parents William D. Webb and Belle Howell Webb, of Jackson; sisters, Mildred Webb Frizell of Clearwater, Fla., and Katrina Webb Rarliff of Canton, Miss.
Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors handled the arrangements. An online guestbook memorializing Mrs. Hedrick is at www.kimbrellstern.com