|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1934|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 2005|
Barbara Pilkington, 70-years old, was brutally attacked by a pit bull while walking her daily path. She suffered severe face and neck injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene by Lanett EMS. The pit bull was located about two blocks away. Police officers shot and killed the animal. After her death, the owner of the pit bull, age 54, was arrested and charged with manslaughter. The charges stem from evidence that the owner had been physically abusing the dog, thus he directly contributed to the dog's vicious behavior. Following the deadly attack, the City of Lanett enacted a new ordinance that banned pit bulls.
By Representatives Bridges and Laird
Rd 1 01-MAR-05
MOURNING THE DEATH OF MRS. BARBARA PILKINGTON OF LANETT, ALABAMA.
WHEREAS, recorded with a sense of deep sorrow and loss is the death of Mrs. Barbara Pilkington of Lanett, Alabama, on February 4, 2005, at the age of 70 years; and
WHEREAS, born July 1, 1934, in Chambers County, Barbara was raised in the Shawmut Community of Valley; she and the late Phil Pilkington were married in December of 1953 and blessed with two children, Steve and Sharon; and
WHEREAS, an active member of Langdale United Methodist Church, Barbara Pilkington served as President of United Methodist Women; the owner/operator of a cleaning service, where her customers were also her very good friends; and
WHEREAS, left to cherish the memory of Barbara Pilkington are a daughter, Sharon (Marty) Carrell; a son, Steve (Ellen) Pilkington; grandchildren, Cleg Carrell, Matt Pilkington, Crystal Smith, and Deborah Pilkington; great-grandchild, Elijah Smith; and brothers, Larry Reese, George Reese, and Clifton Reese, Jr.; and
WHEREAS, an avid golfer at the Riverside County Club in Lanett, Barbara Pilkington enjoyed her friendships on the course and in all aspects of her life; her life was an outflow of the her belief that "God loves you" and she endeared herself to everyone she was associated with; her death has left a deep void in the life of the community and in the hearts of her family; now therefore,
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That in sadness and regret the death of Mrs. Barbara Pilkington is hereby recorded, and sincerest sympathy is extended to her family for whom a copy of this resolution shall be provided.
Created by: Jo Frey
Record added: Nov 04, 2009
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