Aubrey "Butch" Cross

August 6, 1939February 7, 2019

Funeral Services for Aubrey "Butch" Cross, 79 of Jacksonvile will be 11:00 am, Sunday, February 10, 2019 at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Jack Morgan officiating. Mr. Cross will lie in state 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 pm, Saturday at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary in Anniston.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Cross; his children, Kim Cross Leggett (Jack), Kelly Cross (Cindy), Kristy Cross Upton (Gerald); grandchildren, Tiffany Gaylor (Randy), Keisha Monroe (Rob), Kevin Cross (Ashley), Kaleb Cross (Taylor), Brandon Angles, Tiffany Angles (Kristan), Tristan Angles, Chase Johnson, Luke Johnson; great-grandchildren, Colby Nelson, Gavin Green, Garner Monroe, Laina, Braiden and Harley Angles; one sister, Mary Brown (Mobile AL); one brother, Aundre Cross (Andalusia AL); sister and brother-in-law, Joanne Harcrow (Randy); and a host of nieces and nephews.

Butch has been a native of Jacksonville, AL since 1972. He retired from Jacksonville State University and a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. He was a Pastmaster of Hiram 42 Masonic Lodge and East Alabama Shrine Club.

In his past time he enjoyed turkey hunting and working in his shop but most of all he loved spending time with his family. He was and is very much loved and will be missed by many.

The family would like to say a special thank you to Jennifer Salster and Lisa Payne also Daphne and Dora, Dale and Rodney and all of the AlaCare staff.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 1153 Nisbet Lake Rd, Jacksonville, AL 36265.


  • Peggy Cross, Wife
  • Kim Cross (Jack) Leggett, Daughter
  • Kelly (Cindy) Cross, Son
  • Kristy Cross (Gerald) Upton, Daughter
  • Tiffany (Randy) Gaylor, Grandchild
  • Keisha (Rob) Monroe, Grandchild
  • Kevin (Ashley) Cross, Grandchild
  • Kaleb (Taylor) Cross, Grandchild
  • Brandon Angles, Grandchild
  • Tiffany (Kristan) Angles, Grandchild
  • Tristan Angles, Grandchild
  • Chase Johnson, Grandchild
  • Luke Johnson, Grandchild
  • Colby Nelson, Great Grandchild
  • Gavin Green, Great Grandchild
  • Garner Monroe, Great Grandchild
  • Laina, Braiden and Harley Angles, Great Grandchild
  • Mary Brown, Sister
  • Aundre Cross, Brother
  • Joanne (Randy) Harcrow, Sister and Brother-in-law
  • A Host of, Nieces and Nephews


  • Visitation at Gray Brown-Service Mortuary Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Sunday, February 10, 2019

Aubrey "Butch" Cross

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Brandi Howard

February 11, 2019

When i was a kid he showed me a love that ill never forgot. He was the best man i ever known. I love you for ever uncle Butch. Rest easy in heaven.
Love your neice, Brandi 💚😍😇

Marty Caton-White

February 10, 2019

It was impossible not to fun around Butch. I'll always remember my daddy and Mom Butch and Peggy quite a few other folks, around a fire telling stories. The next morning my stomach actually was sore from the laughter.
He will be missed. much love to all.

Keith and Deb Mckathan

February 10, 2019

So sorry to hear of the loss of this man. Peggy and family though we cannot be with you, our thoughts and prayers certainly are. Always a joyful and gentle spirit and I will always remember when he and Foyl would come at peanut season. Love you all.

Jeanie Cross Stark

February 9, 2019

Oh, how I remember Uncle Butch and Aunt Peggy at Third Sunday with Mom and Daddy! Such joy and laughter there was sitting in that hotel room, having toddies and watching all their kids and grandkids come and go from the pool and their own rooms! We all wanted to be in their room though listening to them tell stories. Uncle Butch was a man of few words but his giant heart and love for others shone through! Rest In Peace Uncle Butch. I love you all!

John (Carty) Cross

February 9, 2019

Peggy, Kim, Kelly and Kriss, it is with a heavy heart that I have to say I will be unable to attend and give my last respects to my cousin Butch. I am sending my love, heart and soul to you at this time as you deal with the loss of Butch. If I could physically be there I would, but at this time of my life, it is not something I can do. Hopefully this summer will be a healthier better time for me to travel and we can come to see the family.
God bless all the family as I treasure many good memories of Butch in past better times.
Carty and Gloria Cross