Sep. 3, 1913 Brookhaven Lincoln County Mississippi, USA
Dec. 25, 2004 Baker East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana, USA
Papa Al was admired and loved by all who knew him as a friend or family member. A navy veteran and Pearl Harbor Survivor, his legacy of pride for his family and his country will never be forgotten!
ALBRITTON, ALBERT A retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and former employee of Cargill with 16 years of service, he died at 2:54 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at Lane Memorial Hospital, Zachary. He was 91, a resident of Baker and native of Lincoln County, Miss. He fought in four major conflicts, receiving four Bronze Star Medals. A veteran of the Korean War, he also received the keys to the city of Baker for his duty aboard the USS Dobbin in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Visiting was at Baker Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Visiting at the funeral home from 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, until funeral service at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Ed Dillworth. Entombment in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. He is survived by his wife, Bessie Mae Zumbro Albritton of Baker; a son and daughter-in-law, Karl and Betty Albritton of Baton Rouge; two sisters, Ruth Wroten of Baker and Lillian Whitfield of Mendenhall, Miss.; two grandchildren, Jennifer Hutto and her husband, Dale, and Joshua Albritton and his wife, Ashley; a great-grandchild, Rebecca Hutto; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Albritton and Elizabeth Albritton; two brothers, Jimmy and Bill Albritton; and two sisters, Maude Miller and Ruby Albritton. Pallbearers will be Joshua Albritton, B.B. Hemphill, Bobby Cotton, Larry Wells, Jeff Day and Jason Day. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Baker, VFW Post 4224, Fleet Reserve Association and a mason who belonged to Seaport Lodge 7. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Baker, 1255 Camelia Ave., Baker, LA 70714.