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Dr. Alfred Morgan Tunstall

Male 1917 - 2002  (84 years)


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  • Name Alfred Morgan Tunstall 
    Title Dr. 
    Born 29 Dec 1917  Mobile, Mobile, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jul 2002  Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dr. Alfred Morgan Tunstall

      TUSCALOOSA - Dr. Alfred Morgan Tunstall, retired orthodontist, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be held Saturday, July 13, 15 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church. Dr. Ken Dunivant, Dr. Duncan Hunter and Rev. Eric Bagwell will officiate. Visitation will be held prior to the service at 10:00 a.m. in the Parker Fireside Room at the church. Interment will be at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Heritage Chapel Funeral Home is directing.

      Dr. Tunstall was born December 29, 1917, in Mobile, Alabama, to Frances Hinton Tunstall and Brian Tunstall. Dr. Tunstall was preceded in death by his mother, Frances H. Townsend; father, Brian Tunstall; stepfather, Ernest A. Townsend; brother, John M. Tunstall; and sister, Frances T. Wehausen.

      He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Virginia Parker Tunstall; son, Brian Parker Tunstall (Ima) of Annandale, Virginia; son, David Morgan Tunstall of Tuscaloosa; grandson, David Parker Tunstall and Parker's mother, Teresa H. Tunstall of Tuscaloosa; three sisters, Annette Day of Tuscaloosa, Louise Edgerley of Lakewood, California, and Marjorie Vetesk (Dan) of Northport; and several nieces and nephews.

      The family gives very special thanks to Gwen Lollar for her loving care and devotion during the past year.

      Dr. Tunstall graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1940, after which he entered the army. He served during World War II in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and Okinawa. After the war he continued active duty service in Korea and Germany, where he was military governor of Kreis Eschwege. He retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army Reserves in 1968.

      He attended the University of Alabama Dental School in Birmingham from 1950 to 1954 and practiced general dentistry in Tuscaloosa. In the early 1960s he returned to UAB to specialize in orthodonics and practiced in Tuscaloosa until his retirement in 1988.

      Dr. Tunstall's honors included being elected president of his freshman class at dental school, graduating at the top of his class with the OKU key, and serving as president of the Alabama Dental Association in 1972. He received his "Most Excellent Fellow" award in 1974 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1988 from the Alabama Dental Association. He was the past present of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry Alumni Association. He was a member of the Tuscaloosa Kiwanis Club and served as a Sunday school teacher at First United Methodist Church before being elected chairman of the Board of Stewards in 1958.

      Active pallbearers will be Paul Crane, John Fletcher, Doug Howell, Dr. Paul Nelson, Dr. David Nelson, Dr. Eason K. Wood, Dr. Norman Carlson, Dr. James R. Dockery, Dr. Warren Walter, Bill Parker, Doug Dyer and Charles Haun.

      Honorary pallbearers are the members of the Lee Sunday School Class at First United Methodist Church, the Sixth District Dental Society, the Tuscaloosa Retired Officers Association, the Kiwanis Club of Tuscaloosa, Dr. John Hancken, Tim Parker, Jr., Alan Couch, Dr. William and Carolyn Jordan, Dr. Stephen Browne, Dr. John Todd, Dr. David Hinton, Dr. Jeff Anderson, Dr. Robert Amason, Richard and Diane Bull, Gordon and Anne Rosen, partners and staff of Morrison and Smith LLP, Dr. Ed Strother, Adele Speed, Dr. Edwin S. Brannon, jr., Bill Savage, Eddie Savage, Emalyn Hinton, Laura Harkness and John Norman.

      In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice.
    Buried Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5909  Dickinson
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2012 

    Father Brian Tunstall,   b. 05 Dec 1879, Montgomery Hill, Baldwin, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Frances Cleveland Hinton,   b. 19 Oct 1888, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1963, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F1574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Virginia Parker 
    Children 
     1. David Morgan Tunstall,   b. 10 Feb 1953, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 2005, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F2396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart