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Charles "Melvin" Albritton
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1928
Downsville
Union Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 2012
Perry
Dallas County
Iowa, USA


Charles "Melvin" Albritton, one of 13 children of James Howell Albritton and Arkie Owens Albritton, was born on Feburary 24, 1928 in Downsville, LA and died October 22, 2012 at the Perry Lutheran Home where he recently resided. He was 84. Melvin and his siblings grew up in Louisiana where he graduated in 1945. He worked for a garment manufacturing firm and then a gas pipeline company which eventually sent Melvin to Iowa. In 1951 Melvin and Helen Joanne Finley of Perry were united in marriage. They lived in Louisiana for a year and then moved back to Perry. Two children, Daniel Melvin and Judyth Joanne blessed their union. They recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. Melvin started working for Firestone in 1953 where he was a loyal, dedicated worker. He retired in 1984. Melvin was a proud member of United Rubber Workers #310. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping in their motor home at the lakes, and gardening. Melvin and Joanne enjoyed wintering in Texas for several years. He loved coaching little league baseball and umpiring. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents James Howell and Arkie Albritton, sisters Nell Allen and her husband Victor; brothers Marzel Albritton, Billy Ray Albritton, Royce Albritton, and 2 infant brothers, brothers-in-law Owen Finley and Clarence Borst. Melvin's memory will be treasured by his wife Joanne, son Daniel Melvin Albritton of Farmerville, LA; daughter Judy Mersman (Russell) of Nevada, IA; two grandsons: Ryan Albritton (Stephany) of Omaha, NE and Scott Kurtz (Michelle) of Urbandale, IA; three great-grandchildren: Andrew Albritton, Kamryn Kurtz, and Kayden Kurtz; brothers: Dale Albritton of Monroe, LA; Jimmy Albritton of Delhi, LA; Thesley Albritton of Downsville, LA; and Jerry Joe Albritton (Margaret) of Farmerville, LA; sisters Reba Howington (Ralph) of Titusville, FL and Joyce Guice Ray (Joseph) of Downsville, LA; sisters-in-law Trudy Albritton of Downsville, LA; Mary Borst of Norwalk; Leota Shipley (Harold) of Westminster, CO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. 
 
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Created by: M. Williams
Record added: Oct 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99480690
Charles Melvin Albritton
Added by: M. Williams
 
 
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-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 3, 2014
The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. ~ by Eileen Elias Freeman
- M. Williams
 Added: Oct. 24, 2012
 
 
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