Obituary: William Fred Abel


Funeral service for William Fred Abel, age 80, of Cullman, will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 4, 2023, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home; interment in New Horizon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, at Cullman Heritage Funeral Home.

Cullman Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Abel passed away on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at his residence. He was born Dec. 27, 1942, to Hugh McHenry Abel and Velma Abel.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Carl Abel, Lynn “Buddy” H. Abel, and Jimmy Abel; sister, Jean (John) Powell; and brother-in-law, Bruce Randolph.

Survivors include his wife, Lura Abel; brother, Howard (Violet) Abel; sisters, Laura Randolph and Martha (Dan) Jones; sister-in-law, Marlene Abel; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, family, and friends.