Lucile (Garrard) Abel

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Collier-Butler Chapel for Mrs. Lucile Garrard Abel, 92, Glencoe, who passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012. The Rev. Ben Edmondson is officiating. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge.
Mrs. Abel was a life-long resident of Etowah County. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Glencoe and was a substitute teacher for many years for the Etowah County School System.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bill Abel Sr.; parents, John S. and Annie Belle Shoemaker-Garrard; brothers, Roy, Clyde, Van, F.M. and Johnny; sisters, Mary, Willie Mae, Madge and Joyce.
She is survived by her sons, Bill (Kaye) Abel Jr. and Greg (Martha) Abel; daughter, Regina (Terry) Locklear; grandchildren, Bill (Robin) Abel III, Sue (Matt) Vavrock, Megan (Kirby) Martin, Gina Locklear, Emily (Jesse) Greening; great-grandchildren, Will, Eddie and Rosemary Abel, Ava and Zack Vavrock and Jack Lochlann McDowell; sisters, Katherine Garrett and Tommie Sue Givens; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Lurlene and Harold Smith and Jim Green.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to .
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Paden Ridge Assisted Living, Dr. Courtney Lowe and to the 6th floor staff of Gadsden Regional Medical Center.
The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Collier-Butler Funeral Home
824 Rainbow Drive Gadsden, AL 35901
(256) 543-2140

Published in The Gadsden Times on Apr. 6, 2012