The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Church Street, Andersonville, Georgia. Interment will follow in Freeman Hill Cemetery, Freeman Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Alphonso Bernard Haslam was born December 18, 1960 in Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia to Otis Haslam and Gwendolyn Ball Haslam. He was educated in the public school system of Peach County and a 1979 graduate of Peach County High School. He earned a vocational certificate in Automobile Mechanic during his high school vocational training. He obtained his Master Mechanic Certificate on the job training from Sears Automotive Department of Warner Robins, Georgia.
Alphonso joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Andersonville, Georgia whereas he was an ordained deacon and lead guitarist in the Ebenezer Choir. He faithfully supported the Youth Ministry.
Alphonso was united in holy matrimony to his one and only love, Cynthia Grover Haslam. To this union they were blessed with three children. One son, Octavius Terrell Haslam preceded him in death on November 9, 2009. He was also blessed to be a favorite uncle and devoted father in spirit and love to Kelvin Stevon Grover.
Survivors are a wife of 17 years, Cynthia Haslam, Warner Robins, Georgia; two children, Alphonso B. Haslam, Jr., Henderson, Georgia and Sidney Latore Haslam, Warner Robins, Georgia; parents, Otis Haslam, Fort Valley, Georgia and Gwendolyn Haslam, Marshallville, Georgia; grandmother, Minnie Haslam, Marshallville, Georgia; three grandchildren, Donavon Haslam, Te'Leah Anyah Haslam and Anoya I'Dasa Haslam; brother, Wayne Haslam, Fort Valley, Georgia; beloved nieces & nephews, Kimberly Davis, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Kelvin Stevon Grover, Warner Robins, Georgia, Corey Mathis, Niagra Falls, New York, Sabrina Fuller (Dexter), Rhonda Seabrook (Johnny), and Rashard Clark, all of Miami, Florida; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Thomas Grover (Lucille), Oglethorpe, Georgia; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lisa Minter (Milton), Warner Robins, Georgia and Mary Helen Clark (Richard), Miami, Florida; aunts / uncles, Dorothy Taylor, Macon, Georgia, Norma Leary, Fort Valley, Georgia, Frederick Ball (Virginia), Atlanta, Georgia, Mamia Ann Frederick, Americus, Georgia, Mary Lue Rogers, Ellaville, Georgia, Thomas Frederick, Miami, Florida, Emanuel Frederick, Miami, Florida and Leroy Frederick, Andersonville, Georgia; and a host of cousins and devoted friends.
Mrs. Cynthia, we all know that Mr. Haslam is in a much better place. We only knew him for a short time but it was time well spent. We will always remember his smile and the strength and wisdom he gained about the Lord. We feel your loss but there is no sorrow on this earth that our Father in Heaven cannot heal. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all and you know we are just a phone call away. Remember to be absent in this body is to be present with the Lord. He fought a good fight and he kept the faith until the end and we believe that he has found rest. We Love you all.
Pastor George & Debra Monts
My thoughts are with Rev's family. Always remember his love will be your memories.
Rev, you will be dearly missed. I know you in a better place now,where there's no more suffering. For the las four yrs. I've work work you it has been a blessing to get to know you. My God continue to bless your family.
Rev famous saying is "It be alright" That's expactly how I feel cause it's in God's hands now... Much Love
TO THE HASLAM'S FAMILY, IM SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOSS.HE WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT NO MORE PAIN NOR NO MORE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS GOD CAME AND GOT HIM AND PLACED HIM IN A RESTING PLACE. R.I.P BERNARD.
PATRICIA WALKER & WALKER
Rest in Peace..Uncle Al you will always Be Loved And Remembered by Me.
Cynthia keeping you and your family in my prayers
To the Haslam Family, you are in our prayers,we will continue to pray for your strength, Cynthia the long life friendship that we shared together as friends we feel your sorrows. Tomorrow will be a better day and a good day.
Rachel and Jimmy Clark, Gail, Cole and J.R.