Kenneth Wortham

Obituary of Kenneth Wortham

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Funeral services for Kenneth Wortham, age 67, of Woodland, will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 2:00 PM at Jordan Chapel Congregational Methodist church with Rev. Chris Mitchell, Rev.  Mike Nobbley, Rev.  Brian Moore, Bro. Jonathan Hannah, and Bro. Randall Skinner officiating.  Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery with Benefield Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.  Mr.  Wortham will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to services beginning on Thursday. 

Mr. Wortham passed away Monday, November 13, 2023, at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, GA.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Wortham of Woodland, AL; one daughter, Kristi Wortham of Ohatchee, AL; sisters, Patsy Kitchens of Woodland, AL, Judy Thompson (Steve) of Decatur, AL, and Stephanie Sheppard (Dell) of Wedowee, AL; brothers, Phillip Wortham (Cathy), of Wedowee, AL, Donnie Wortham of Woodland, AL, Sister in Laws; Ellen Wortham and Gina Wortham, Brother-in-law; Terry Gosdin (Tara Williams) of Bellevue, KY; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jason Kitchens, Donald Bailey, Dell Sheppard, Roy Doug Benefield, David Johnson, Wortham Bailey, Ronald Wortham, and Terry Gosdin.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Adam Wortham, Bryan Wortham, Jeffrey Kitchens, and Anthony Wortham. 

A Randolph County, Alabama native, Mr. Wortham was born on October 6, 1956, the son of Lowell and Jessie Nobley Wortham.  He had been a member of Jordan Chapel Congregational Methodist Church for 40 years and worked in maintenance for JAC Products.  Mr. Wortham was an equipment operator, woodworker, and enjoyed cooking and baking.  He was a jack of all trades.  Mr. Wortham was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jerry Wortham and Clyde Wortham; and father- and mother-in-law, Junior and Willie Pearl Gosdin. 

Memorials may be floral or donations may be made to Benefield Funeral Home to go toward final expenses. 




5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Benefield Funeral Home
17624 Highway 431
Wedowee, Alabama, United States

Funeral Services

2:00 pm
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Jordan Chapel Congregational Methodist Church
1592 County Road 47
Newell, Alabama, United States


Jordan Chapel Congregational Methodist Church
1592 County Road 47
Newell, Alabama, United States
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Kenneth Wortham

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1956 - 2023

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