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ASHVILLE- Bertram Leon Brent, 77, passed away on April 14, 2013. He was a loving father, grandfather, and brother. Bert, as everyone knew him, was born in Independence County, Arkansas. He left behind a loving granddaughter, Amanda McEachern, a daughter, Patti Brent Lide and her mother, Mary. He also left behind two step-daughters, Michele Eason and Tanya Crump and their mother Rebecca. He was "Poppa Bert" to six children who loved him very much: Josh, Al, Adam, Haley, Dakota, and Lauren. Also left behind to mourn his passing are two beloved sisters, Lorene Kilbreath of Batesville, Arkansas and Nel Chuckel of Minneapolis, Minnesota along with many, many loving and caring nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Orville Brent and Olive Nothern Brent, three brothers, Everette Brent, Harold Brent, Albert Brent and Albert's wife, Georgia, all from Batesville, Arkansas. Bert served in Korea in the Army in 1955 and 1956 with the 13th Helioicopter Unit. Upon discharge he earned a BSE degree from Arkansas State College and then a law degree from the Birmingham School of Law. He spent 35 years as a sales manager for an international food manufacturer. He was a member of the Alabama State Bar since 1977 and maintained an office on the court house square in Ashville. He was a member of the Ashville Masonic Lodge #186. He will be missed by many people. Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 20th at 11:00 A.M. from the chapel of Usrey Funeral Home in Pell City with Rev. Wayne Arnold officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Hill Methodist Cemetery in Springville. Pallbearers were Bo Temple, Josh Beason, Al Crump, Adam Crump, Randy Crump and James Martin. Memorials may be made to the Pell City Animal Shelter. Condolences may be offered online at www.usreyfuneralhome. com Usrey Funeral Home, Pell City, directed the service.
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Published in St. Clair Times on Apr. 25, 2013