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John Joseph Wales, 93, of Elkmont, died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at Limestone Health Facility in Athens.
Born Sunday, December 23, 1923 in Elkmont, he was the son of the late Lester Cleveland Wales and the late Katie Inez Hodges Wales. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. He loved his family, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and he especially loved to get out and visit. He watched over and loved the entire community.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Sue Hargrove Wales; brothers, Cecil Wales, Alton Wales and Wayne Wales; and sisters, Sadie Rochelle and Naomi Hodges.
Surviving are his son, Terry (Carol Gwen) Wales of Elkmont; sister, Hazel Johnson of Birmingham; grandchildren Kerri (Reece) Langley of Alexandria, Virginia, and Bethany (John) Schumacher of Athens; and great-grandchildren Samuel Langley, Katie Schumacher and Ruthie Schumacher.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home in Ardmore, Alabama, with Brother Mitch McCormick and Brother Alan Hughes officiating. Burial in Sylone Cemetery in Elkmont.
The family received friends from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home.
Published on October 17, 2017
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