Lemon Terry ‘Sug’ Perdue

Published 6:45 pm Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Lemon Terry “Sug” Perdue, 77, of Atmore, transitioned from earth to eternity on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Atmore Community Hospital.

A native of Lowndes County, Mr. Perdue was a resident of Atmore for 30 years. He attended school in Lowndes County and had worked many years in saw milling and pulp wood.

He was a member of the Antioch United Methodist Church in Fort Deposit. In his leisure, Mr. Perdue loved watching TV and some of his favorite shows were wrestling, Walker: Texas Ranger, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Law and Order. He was known by his family and friends as “Mr. Fix It,” as he was skilled in fixing many things.

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Those awaiting his arrival at the pearly gates are his two sons, Fredrick and LaRon Perdue; one daughter, Ida Pearl Perdue; his parents, Willie and Martha Perdue; and two brothers, Willie Edward Perdue and Horace James Perdue.

Those left to embrace his life with fond memories are his wife, Juanita Perdue of Atmore; one daughter, Veronica Perdue Dickerson of Atmore; two sisters, Hattie Mae McQueen of Birmingham and Louella Bullock of Fort Deposit; one brother, Ernest Lee Perdue of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

The funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m., from the First Pentecostal Holiness Church, 111 Davis St. in Atmore, with Bishop Charlie Etheridge, pastor, officiant.

Inhumation will be in the Fairview Cemetery. The public may show their love at the walk-in viewing Friday from 2 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

His body will lie instate at the church one hour prior to the funeral service with Turner Funeral Chapel, LLC, directing.