Obituary and funeral service: Alvin ‘Al’ Dennis Pickens, 75, of Monroe

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Alvin Dennis Pickens was born in Atlanta on July 16, 1945 to the late Floyd and Margie Pickens.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Kaye Pickens, daughter Andrea Pickens Gray (Matthew), grandchildren Nolan and Charlotte Gray, brother Bob Pickens (Sue), sister Vicki McFalls (Jerry), mother-in-law Jean Eisner, sister-in-law Karen Pickens (Eddie), brother-in-law Jim Hulon (Janis), brother-in-law Steve Eisner (Carlyn), brother-in-law Alan Eisner (Diane), brother-in-law David Eisner, sister-in-law Terri Eisner, sister-in-law Melissa Harmon (Ralph), brother-in-law Jay Eisner (Tina), and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Margie Pickens, brother Eddie Pickens and sister Janis Pickens Hulon.

Alvin graduated from Avondale High School and Georgia State University. He owned a printing company for more than 30 years. He loved playing and listening to music, especially with his father and brother. He loved his hobbies which included horseback riding, farming, boating, camping, fishing, antiquing, and collecting anything and everything, especially shoes and guitars. He treasured his family above all else and devoted his time in the last few years to spoiling his beloved grandchildren.

There will be a visitation at Meadows Funeral Home from 1 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 24th. A Graveside service will be held on Sunday October 25th at 2:00 PM at Hill Haven Memory Gardens with the Rev. Russ Butcher officiating. Please sign the guestbook online at

Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Home.

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