Chapel Hill Funeral Home

542 West 52Nd Street, Anniston, AL


Joseph Allen Peoples

January 9, 1957October 20, 2019

Mr. Joseph Allen Peoples., 62, of Saks, passed away at his home on Oct. 20, 2019. A memorial service for friends and family will be held at Covenant Life Ministries, 2327 Alexandria-Jacksonville Hwy on Sunday October 27, 2019 at 3:00 PM. Joe was preceded in death by his father, Luther Thomas Peoples and mother, Margaret “Jackie” Strickland Peoples. He is survived by two sisters, Jenny Peoples Gallman (Taylor) and Susan Roberts Estes (Ronnie) along with a niece and several nephews. Joe was a resident of Calhoun County for most of his life. He graduated from Saks High School in 1976 and went on to earn both a B. S. in Business and an MBA from Jacksonville State University. Joe worked as an accountant for Hughes Corporation, the State of Alabama, Habitat for Humanity and others. Early in his life, Joe attended the First United Methodist Church of Saks. In his final years, he experienced anew the fullness of God’s amazing grace and the promise of eternal salvation. The family would like to thank the many people who loved and supported Joe in the last years of his life, including the dedicated people of Apple Cleaning Services, Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity and Elite Images. His life gained greater meaning through the relationships he built within these communities. Although Joe encountered physical limitations, he did not allow them to deter his effort to serve others. He continued to use his generous spirit, compassionate heart and sharp mind to encourage, guide and teach in the areas of business and personal finance. Joe will be deeply missed by both friends and family. A wonderful way to honor his life would be through donations made to Habitat for Humanity. For many years, he worked tirelessly to promote and support this organization, and was strongly dedicated to their exceptional cause.


  • Jenny Peoples (Taylor) Gallman, Sister
  • Susan Roberts (Ronnie) Estes, Sister
  • Rusty (Erica) Roberts, Nephew
  • Matthew Roberts, Nephew
  • Jonathan (Audrey) Roberts, Nephew
  • Pete (Alison) Gallman, Nephew
  • Brooks (Katie) Gallman, Nephew
  • Andrea Gallman, Niece
  • Nathan Gallman, Nephew
  • Tonya (Brandon) New, Niece
  • Zach (Candy) Estes, Nephew


  • Memorial Service Sunday, October 27, 2019


Joseph Allen Peoples

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Becky Hollingsworth

October 25, 2019

Joe was truly a generous soul. I knew Joe through Habitat and am grateful to have had the opportunity to be a friend.

Sherry Lynch

October 25, 2019

Joseph was such a sweet loving caring and kind hearted friend he made every one feel special just by giving you his undivided attention and always was interested to hear your opinion. We had many conversations about God and I truly believe he is rejoicing in Heaven with a new body no more sickness or pain. Praying for the family during this difficult time.

John Burgess

October 24, 2019

Jenny and Susan, I always think about us and Joey growing up together. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Joey, he was always nice to me and seemed like a very caring man. I appreciate what you two have done to help Joey during his difficult years. I would love to get down there for the funeral but, I just don't know if it is possible. I don't live in Rhode Island any more, I have moved to Maine where my daughter Karen lives. If I don't make it, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with during this difficult time.
With Love,

Lois curtis

October 23, 2019

I can remember this young man....
I carried this young man on my hip all the times that I babysat for him. His sisters, his mom, his dad.... we were family. We lived next-door to them and kept our friendship going over all the years. I am sorry that I have not kept in better contact with people that live in Alabama since I moved away. I send all my love and prayers to the family. Jenny and Susan you know all of you have a special place I’m my heart.

Steve Norton

October 23, 2019

Dear Jennie and Susan,

I'm so sorry to hear of Joey's passing. May God wrap you all in His loving arms. May you feel His comfort and peace during this time of sorrow.

Love you all!

Steve Norton

Judith Clifton

October 23, 2019

My memories of Joey are teaching him in Sunday School and a later memory was when we ladies would go and play dominos with your Mom, Joey was always sweet to us!! I love you all dearly!! Judy Clifton. My love and prayer’s!

Stella Tommy Fowler

October 23, 2019

Tommy and I send our heartfelt condolences on the death of Joseph. We’re so sorry to see this and we know that he will be missed by you all. We love you. ❤️🙏🙏🙏