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Ben Chasten Echols Sr.November 15, 1921 ~ December 14, 2017 (age 96)
Ben Chasten Echols Sr., 96, of Tuscumbia, AL passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017. Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Friday, December 22, 2017 at Colbert Memorial Chapel with service to follow. Brother Kenneth Harrell will be officiating. Burial will be in Shoals Memorial Gardens. He was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. He is a retired brick layer and a member of Allied Craftworkers Local # 9.
Mr. Echols is preceded in death by his parents, Price and Ersey Echols, nine siblings; son-in-law, Jewell Baxter; brother-in-laws, Melvin McCord and James McCord; father-in-law, Leonard McCord and mother-in-law, Florence McCord.
He is survived by his wife of 68 wonderful years, Dorothy Echols; sons, Ben Chasten Echols, Jr. (Alice) and Anthony K. Echols (Lisa); daughters, Linda F. Baxter, Deborah D. Barton; devoted nephew, David Bankston of Florence, AL; devoted nieces, Cheryl Thompson of Omaha, Nebraska, and Pearl Greene of Moulton, AL; sister-in-laws, Alice Lee and Betty McCord all of Flint, Michigan; fifteen grandchildren; twentyone great grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; host of loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Pallbearers will be Idris R. Echols, Dr. Justin T. Echols, Jonathan P. Barton, Jonathan Brooks, John Warren, and David Bankston.
Honorary pallbearers will be Zacharee Harrell, Shawn Smith, Randy Williams, Avion T. Echols, and Don King.
Special thanks to Melinda Smith, Grace Gunn, Emma Zills and staff of Keller Hospice for the excellent care given to our dear grandpa.
Contributions can be made to Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1405 Tennessee Street, Tuscumbia, AL 35674.
Colbert Memorial Chapel is assisting the family.
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses
1405 Tennessee St, Tuscumbia AL 35674