Civic Hall of Fame

Civic Hall of Fame

"Celebrating the spirit of citizenship - the essence of leadership - and the true joy of service"

Each year, the West Alabama Chamber Foundation honors exceptional citizens who have made significant, long-term contributions to the overall quality of life of Tuscaloosa County through induction in the Tuscaloosa County Civic Hall of Fame. The Civic Hall of Fame was established during The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama's 100th Anniversary in 2000. In 2011, the Chamber unveiled a recognition wall at Government Plaza to permanently honor the "civic giants" who have been inducted as members of the Civic Hall of Fame.

2018

Bert Bank
Jordan Plaster
Gene "Poodgie" Poole
Dr. Malcolm Portera
Ken W. Swindle
Harrison L. Taylor
Yvonne Thomas Wells

2017

Susan Phifer Cork (1953 - present)
Arlington L. Freeman, Sr. (1934 - 2003)
Frank Michael Reilly (1954 - present)
Betty Bailey Shirley (1927 - present)
Jimmy Warren (1954 - present)

2016

Karen Phifer Brooks (1950 - present)
Hezekiah T. Carstarphen, Jr. (1949 - present)
Eugenia Patton (Pat) Faucett (1947 - 2006)
Hilliard N. Fletcher (1934 - 2016)
Timothy Mize Parker, Sr. (1904 - 1992)
Fitzgerald Washington (1961 - present)

2015

Ruth Eaton Cummings Bolden (1910 - 2004)
E.C. "Buddy" Powell, Jr. (1944 - 2014)
John S. Pradat, Sr. (1927 - present)
Robert E. Witt (1940 - present)

2014

Davis S. "Buddy" Burton, Jr. (1935 - present)
Charles M. Durham (1949 - present)
Carolyn B. Fritz (1947 - 2012)
Lee Allen Hallman (1926 - present)
John Woodruff Robinson, M.D. (1907 - 1985)
Randy C. Skagen (1958-present)
Charles R. Sittason (1944-present)

2013

Dr. George "Norman" Carlson (1931 - present)
Rev. Sylvester Croom, Sr. (1926 - 2000)
Claude Edwards (1960 - present)
Walter "Doc" Jones (1895 - 1977)
Charles Ray Nash (1945 - present)
Beverly Clarkson Phifer (1948-present)
Gordon Rosen (1921- 2014)

2012

Timothy Mize Parker, Jr. (1948 - present)
Sam Moore Phelps (1932 - 2011)
Dr. Catherine J. Randall (1955 - present)
Bernice Hudson Washington (1929 - 2014)
Zelpha Storey Wells (1928 - present)

2011

Willie "Dino" Fort (1948- Present)
Thomas Joiner (1932- Present)
James I. Harrison, III (1955 - Present)
P.F. (Fred) Hahn (1929 - Present)
Rev. Ray Pradat (1930 - Present)

2010

Jim Flemming (1943 - present)
Shelley Jones (1939 - present)
Nona Joyce Sellers (1949 - 2004)
Charlie Oliver Sealy, Sr. (1919-2010)
Frankie Taylor Thomas (1922 - 2010)

2009

Star Kilstein Bloom (1939 - present)
Albert Dawson Christian, Sr. (1917 - present)
Joseph A. Duckworth (1880 - 1976)
Benjamin Belton Fields (1925 - 2009)
Johnnie R. Aycock (1945 - present)

2008

Terry H Waters (1949 - present)
Josephine Camp Davis (1937 - present)
Myrtle Edwards Gray (1914 - present)
Sarah Ella Haughton Rodgers (1907 - 1998)
E. Roger Sayers (1936 - present)
J. Paul Singleton (1909 - present)

2007

Bessie Ford Booth (1893 - 1994)
George H. Denny (1870 - 1955)
William Ryan DeGraffenried, Jr. (1959 - 2006)
Reverend Elijah James, Jr. (1928 - present)
Claud A. Morrison (1925 - 1999)
H. Pettus Randall, III (1945 - 2002)

2006

Carl W. Albright, Jr. (1944 - 1997)
Frances Allison Alexander (1923 - 2003)
Jerry Belk (1932 - present)
Chester A. Fredd, Sr. (1906 - 1997)
Doris Leapard (1919 - 2008)
J. Barry Mason (1941 - present)
Charles Steele, Jr. (1946 - present)

2005

Robert Jemison (1802 - 1871)
Thomas P. Hester (1933 - present)
Harlan Cross Meredith (1920 - 2006)
Sam P. Faucett, III (1935 - present)
Dr. Minnie Miles (1910 - 2001)
Henry Holman (Bene) Mize (1911 - 1971)
Reverend T.Y. Rogers (1935 - 1971)

2004

Marvin Harper (1919 - 2009)
William H. Lanford (1935 - present)
Charles H. Land (1932 - present)
Joseph Mallisham (1928 - 2008)
Reuben Hall Wright (1890 - 1964)

2003

John Clemson Duckworth, Sr. (1907 - 2001)
John H. England, Jr. (1947 - present)
James Harris Fitts (1830 - 1921)
Verta Barr Meherg (1938 - present)
George S. Shirley (1927 - 2000)
Jonathan "Jack" Westervelt Warner (1917 - present)

2002

James Buford Boone, Jr. (1935 - present)
J. Oviatt Bowers (1901 - 1966)
James I. Harrison, Jr. (1932 - present)
Leroy McAbee (1931 - present)
Mary Ann Phelps (1932 - present)
Mildred Westervelt Warner (1893 - 1974)
Cordell Wynn (1927 - 2010)

2001

Maude L. Whateley (1894 - 1989)
Julia Strudwick Tutwiler (1841 - 1916)
Robert C. Tanner (1948 - 2000)
Charles A. Stillman (1819 - 1895)
Morris "Munny" Seymour Sokol (1910 - 1995)
Harry Houghton Pritchett (1909 - 1981)
James Reese Phifer, Sr. (1916 - 1998)
Frank McCorkie Moody (1915 - 1993)
George Alexander LeMaistre (1911 - 1994)
McDonald Hughes (1908 - 1992)
C. Snow Hinton, Jr. (1918 - 1976)
Paul William "Bear" Bryant (1913 - 1983)
Gwendolyn Margaret Dyer Faucett (1907 - 1999)
James Buford Boone, Sr. (1909 - 1983)
Frank G. Blair (1860 - 1938)

Contact:

Alicia Gregory
Executive Assistant to the President and CEO
(205) 391-0561
alicia@tuscaloosachamber.com