Cleo Worley

Cleo Worley

February 01, 1934~April 05, 2023

Cleo Worley, born February 1, 1934, passed away peacefully on April 5, 2023 following a long beautiful life. Cleo was born and raised in Hacoda (“Hocadar” as Cleo would say), Alabama as one of six children born to Clayton and Clemmie Geohagan.

With four children, nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and so many of their friends who considered her “Mom” or “Granny” it is no surprise that Cleo lived a life saturated in love. She cherished being a “Granny” and enjoyed spending time with her family. She was a Preacher’s wife, and as such, fiercely loved the Lord and was strong in her faith.

Cleo is survived by her brother, Curt Geohagan, her four children, Mona Register, Cynthia Barrow (Buddy), Nova Shaffer (Jim), and Jerome Worley, as well as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Brittany Brown (Jason) and their kids, Tyson and Heidi, Kaila Shaffer (Matt Updegraff and his daughter Kelsi), Erik Register (Becca) and their two children Brycen and Easton, Jamie Shaffer (Brittney Pate and her two children Chasen and Savannah), Jayson Shaffer (Janie) and their two children Addie and Liam, Allyssa Whitehead, Anthony Bou Mechrek, and Hunter, Taylor, and Chase Worley.

Cleo is preceded in death by her husband, Daryl Worley, son in law, Mickey Register and granddaughter, Amy Register.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 7, 2023 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Live Oak Park Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Mike McVay officiating. The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Brackney Funeral Service Chapel.

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Melissa A McClellan

April 5, 2023, 11:57 pm

Known the whole family since I was in single digit age. Mrs Cleo Worley I’m gonna miss you my other granny. Me and her late granddaughter Amy played together as small kids and went to school together and were close friends as adults too. Me and Miss Cleo are related on the Geohagan side as well. I am gonna miss you lady. It’s your time to rest now. A second mother and second grandmother to many…no doubt you’re in Heaven with Amy and Mr.Daryl your husband and happy as a lark right now finally able to rest in peace. My heart is minus another piece but at the same time at rest because I know where your heart and soul was for sure. Love you Mrs.Cleo and once again…sure gonna miss you but you’re in good hands now. .Go rest high lady. It is well deserved.
Love Always,
Melissa A.Carroll McClellan ❤️ 💙 💜

Mona Register

April 6, 2023, 2:19 am

Will miss you so very much. Reading books with me, coloring with me, singing with me and watching The Wiggles with me. I’m going to miss staying with you and sleeping with you when it was thundering and lightning. When you get to heaven tell my mom I miss her and love her. Love you very much. Your great granddaughter Allyssa Whitehead

Martha (Martee) Jordan Miley

April 6, 2023, 11:22 pm

Nova, I am so sorry for your loss. May God grant you & your family His peace, comfort, & strength today & in the days ahead. God bless you and your family.

Menda Culverhouse Davis

April 7, 2023, 5:35 am

Aunt Cleo was a special person who I am proud to be kin to. She and all her siblings were a special family. She could have been the twin to my mother Nell Geohagan Culverhouse. Visited them often and had many good times and tons of good food. She will be missed by all her family. To her children , grandchildren and great grandchildren I pray that you all can find comfort in knowing that she is no longer sick and is completely healed of all illnesses. She is reunited with her family and oh what a special day that will be when we join them. We have such special memories that will keep her alive in our hearts. God Bless you All

Nova Shaffer

April 7, 2023, 5:51 pm

I love you momma I will miss the days of just riding around and talking things over and laughing at each other for not knowing where we were going and why we had come to town. 💖💖Enjoy your time in heaven with Dad,Amy ,Mickey and the rest that has went on to meet our Lord

Erik Register

April 9, 2023, 8:04 pm

I love you granny. Ima miss you cooking me breakfast when I’m already late for work, or when I get off work you call me and tell me you cooked BBQ to come on by. I know you’re in a better place with Papa and Amy now. Keep smiling down on us. I love you ❤️

Carolyn Read ( was Fowler)

April 12, 2023, 3:05 pm

My prayers & most sincerest condolences for all of the family. Sis Cleo you are loved & will truly be missed more than words can say.

May God send the Holy Spirit to surround you all with peace & comfort during this most difficult time.
May you all be surrounded by God’s outpouring of love as well as strength in knowing that Sis Cleo is now at peace and rest & no longer suffers.
Go rest high on that mountain Sis Cleo for your work on Earth is finally done

Bob Ruth

May 5, 2023, 3:56 am

Hello to all the Florida and Alabama folks. My name is Bob Ruth, I married Peggy Ann Stephens 17 Sep 1958, Crestview, Fl. My In-law’s were Theo Stephens and Katie Belle Worley, Elba, Coffee Co., AL. He worked at Eglin AFB. I was stationed there 1957- Oct 1959. They moved to Melbourne, FL. in 1960. That’s where I live now. My In-Law’s and Peggy have gone on to be with the Lord. We drove thru Crestview many times, not knowing you folks were there. Peggy was Darroll’s 2nd cousin. If anyone would care to drop me a note my email is [email protected]. Love to all.

Sherry Holley Carroll

June 7, 2023, 3:55 am

Mrs Worley, You and , my parents knew each other as we grew to love your family. Bro D. C and your family were good friends with us. You all made my sister n me welcome when we were kids . Your daughter Cynthia and us was real close as kids. You are gone but never forgotten.

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