Funeral for Willie Benton Ables Jr., 32, of Decatur was Dec. 1 at Bolivar Baptist Church in Bolivar with Shawn James officiating. Burial was at Sanger Cemetery in Sanger. Ables died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010, in Decatur.
Born Dec. 17, 1977, in Lewisville to Willie Benton Ables Sr. and Judy (Russell) Ables, he was employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.
Ables is survived by daughter Josilyn Ables and her mother, Rachael Griffith, both of Lewisville; mother and stepfather, Judy and Dan Sessom of Decatur; father and stepmother, Willie and Wanda Ables of Gatesville; sisters Melinda Colston and husband, Bruce, of Decatur and Tammy Ables and husband, Dre Silman, of Wilmer-Hutchins; grandmother Fanny Russell of Decatur; and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.