Alphonso Peeples was born on September 3, 1942, to the late Willie and Mary Lane Peeples. He departed this life on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at KershawHealth Hospital, in Camden, South Carolina.
He attended Kershaw County Public Schools and graduated from Jackson High School in 1963. Upon graduation, Alphonso enlisted in the United States Army and served twenty-six years. He served in the Vietnam War and was awarded The Silver Star for his gallantry in action. Alphonso also received The Bronze Star, numerous Army Commendation Medals and Awards, during his twenty-six years of service, with his last four years as a ROTC Instructor at the University of Tennessee at Martin, in Martin, Tennessee. He also retired from the Department of Corrections, in Columbia, SC.
Alphonso became a member of New Hope Baptist Church at an early age. After retiring, he became a faithful member and served as a Sunday School teacher for many years and served as the Superintendent of Sunday School until his death. He also worked with the youth group and started many activities for the youth.
He was preceded in eternal rest by his five brothers, Willifare Peeples, Robert Peeples, R.T. Peeples, Clarence Peeples, and Vernie Peeples; one sister, Annie Lee Peeples and a stepson, Felix Tony Stokes.
He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Della Peeples; three daughters, Kimberley Pate of Dallas, NC; Shirley Peeples of Orlando, FL and Brenda (Julius) Hinds of Montego Bay, Jamaica; one adopted son, Kenneth Peeples of Philadelphia, PA; one step-daughter, Pamela (Marion) Brevard of Blythewood, SC; one step-son, Marcus Stokes of Camden, SC, two sisters, Eather Evans of Camden, SC and Mary (Ernest) Joe of Bishopville, SC; step-grandmother, Annie Lue Lane of Bishopville, SC; three grandsons, five granddaughters; three great-grandsons; and four great-granddaughters; two aunts, Hattie Rose of Camden, SC and Ora Lee Point of Baltimore, MD; one uncle, Sammie Lane of Baltimore, MD; seven sisters-in-law, seven brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, February 16, 2013, at New Hope Baptist Church, in Bishopville, SC.
Haile's Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.