Brother W.E. "Buddy"'s Story

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Brother W.E. "Buddy" Ables - a 73-year-old native of Meridian, Miss., and longtime resident of Chickasaw, Ala., passed away at his home on Saturday, May 13, 2017.
Brother Buddy was the longtime owner and operator of A&A Wholesalers in Saraland. A retired ordained minister, Bro. Buddy was a former pastor at Grace Missionary Baptist Church and Antioch Baptist Church and was still active in several outreach ministries in the area. He loved working with children, especially as a softball and baseball coach, and was a past-president of the Chickasaw Dixie Youth Baseball League. Bro. Buddy was also an avid fisherman.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Betty Jo Ables; children, Michelle Ables and Mike Ables (Hollie); and grandchildren, Katherine Bishop, Michael Ables and Brooke Ables.
A memorial service will be held at Life Baptist Church in Meridian on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mitchell Cancer Institute, Office of MCI Development, 300 Alumni Cir., Mobile, AL 36688.
Arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, Ala., 36571.
Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-saraland.com.
Published on May 15, 2017
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