Location for Willie King visitation service changed

March 13, 2009



The location for visitation services for a well-known local blues musician, Willie King, has been changed. 


Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Lavender Funeral Home, located about two miles from Aliceville, Ala., off of Highway 17 South. 


Funeral services for King will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Aliceville City Hall, located at 419 Memorial Parkway N.E. 


King died at Noxubee General Hospital March 8, several hours after performing in Columbus at the Columbus Arts Council''s Omnova Theater. 


A memorial fund has been established to fund funeral expenses and to fund creation of a historic marker in honor of King. 


Donations should be sent to the West Alabama Bank, P.O. Box 406, Aliceville, Ala., 35442. Checks should be written out to The Willie King Memorial Fund and all donations mailed to the bank should be marked to the attention of Tammy. 


For more information about the funeral service or memorial fund, contact the Alabama Blues Project at 205-752-6263.