Obituary: Charles “Charlie” Cordes


Charles “Charlie” Cordes, age 91, of Bremen, passed away on May 11, 2022 at his home. He was born in Jasper, Alabama on June 13, 1930. Charlie attended Ryan’s Creek Baptist Church, served in the United States Army during the Korean War, was the owner of Charlie’s Auto Body and Garage in Lancaster, California and retired from the Chevrolet Dealership in California as service manager.

     Charlie was preceded in death by his first wife: Verla “Dean” Cordes; children: Shelia Davis, Dennis Woods and Terry Woods; parents: Price and Bessie Ivy Cordes; brothers: Junior Cordes, Joe Cordes and Bill Cordes; sister: Jean Lucas and an infant sister.

     He is survived by his wife: Allie McSwain Cordes; children: Richard (Vicki) Cordes, Phillip (Darlene) McSwain, Angie (Beaver) Mathis, Rita (Kenneth) Franks, Ann Irvin and David Woods; sister: Linda Grider; brother: Ted Cordes and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

     Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. at Hanceville Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Brandon Strickland and Reverend Johnny Freeman officiating. Burial will follow in the Boldo Cemetery near Jasper. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service.