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Ira James Dortch
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Birth: Mar. 2, 1959
Death: Dec. 27, 1999

Ira James Dortch:
(March 2, 1959) a native of Prichard, AL and resident of Katy, TX, for a number of years departed this life for his heavenly home on December 27, 1999, accompanying him i n his departure were his godly wife Sharon Elaine (Cowan) Dortch and their ever-loving daughter, Gabrielle Elizabeth Dortch. Ira was a 1978 graduate of Mattie T. Blount High School and was employed by Equilon Chemical Company (formerly Shell Chemical) as a Senior Research Technician with the Environmental Group. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Floyd (Toy) Dortch, Ora Finkley and Willie & Julia Chestnut, Sr. He leaves to cherish his memories loving and devoted parents, Goodman and Josephine Dortch, Sr., and his devoted twin sister, Ina Dortch of Prichard, AL; seven additional sisters, Juliette (Jack) Hallman, Midland, GA, Zella (Edward) Cowan, Mobile, AL, Mary Robinson, Peekskill, NY, Shire ll Dortch, Mobile, AL, Angelita (Darryl) Hickman, Prichard, AL, Audrey Dortch, M ar ietta, GA, and Carolyn (Lawrence) Rankin of Mobile, AL; six brothers, Edward Chestnut, Baltimore, MD, Goodman (Jackie) Dortch, Jr., Charles (Sylvia) Dortch, Maurice Dortch, of Mobile, AL, Felicine Dortch of Augusta, GA, Darryl (Kimberly) Harris of Fort Port, LA, a nd life-long devoted ``brother'' Paul Stone of Mobile, AL; seven aunts, Ophelia (James) Pouncy, Norfolk, VA, Charlene Finklea, Aldene Williams, Detroit, MI, Mary Bonner, Birmingham, AL, Nettie Scott, Cibby Grandison, Baltimore, MD, and Julia Irby, Mobile, AL; ten uncles, Herman (Beverly) Finklea, Mobile, AL, Fred Finklea, Beatrice, AL, Ernest Westry, Birmingham, AL, Golden Finklea, S.B. Finkle a, D.C. Finklea, Detroit, MI, Nettus Chestnut, Isreal Chestnut, Detroit, MI, Isaac Chestnut, Baltimore, MD, and Roosevelt Chestnut o f Birmingham, AL; seventeen nieces, fourteen nephews, twenty-five great-nieces and nephews, a host of cousins, friends, co-workers, church members along with his loving and devoted in-laws, the Cowan Family.
From the Mobile Register, Mobile, Alabama Sunday, 1/2/2000
Family links: 
  Elaine Cowan Dortch (1962 - 1999)*
  Gabrielle Elizabeth Dortch (1995 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Patricia Dunbar
Record added: Apr 30, 2010
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