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Barbara Louise (Archibald) Ables

Born: Fri., Jun. 5, 1942
Died: Thu., Sep. 20, 2012


Visitation

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 22, 2012
Location: Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland


Celebration of Life

2:00 PM Sat., Sep. 22, 2012
Location: Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland


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Barbara Louise Archibald Ables, age 70, resident of the Braden Community, retired employee for Federal Express and wife of Clarence Ervin Ables died Thursday morning, September 20, 2012 at her residence.

A Celebration of Life Service for Mrs. Ables will be at 2 Saturday afternoon at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland. Interment will be in the Fayette County Memorial Park Cemetery on Highway 64. A visitation for Mrs. Ables will be from 1 until 2 Saturday afternoon at the Peebles West Funeral Chapel at Oakland.

Mrs. Ables was born June 5, 1942 in Crockett Mills, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Joshua Archibald and Mary Lou Harper Archibald. She received her education in the Memphis City Public School System and was a 1960 graduate of the Humes High School in Memphis. She continued her education and was a 1984 graduate of State Tech in Memphis, earning her computer science degree.

She was married April 29, 1983 to Clarence Ervin Ables, a retired electrician, who survives. Mrs. Ables was a member of the Decatur Trinity Christian Church and enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading and animals.

In addition to her husband of 29 years, Mrs. Ables is survived by a son, Chad Timothy Ables (Stephanie) of Hernando, MS; her brother, Roy Archibald (Jill) of Huntsville, AL; three sisters-in-law, Gayle Lynch, Dale Huet, Shirley Archibald; 3 nieces and 2 nephews.

Mrs. Ables was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Archibald.

The family requests that memorials be directed to the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, c/o Linda Taylor, 16845 Highway 64, Somerville, TN 38068 or the Shelby County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 718 Union Avenue, Memphis, TN 38103.

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Judy Archibald Hughes
   Posted Fri September 21, 2012
Ervin and Roy words cannot express my sympathy. You both know how much Barbara meant to us. I will always have wonderful memories of all of us together during good times and bad times that we shared together. You are in our prayers. Love Judy and Kenneth

Bob Osborne
   Posted Sat September 22, 2012
Clarence, I was saddened to learn of the passing of your wife. You have many friends in the motorcycle club and we all feel the same way. She has gone to a better place by far, my friend.

Bob Osborne

Bernie Lewis
   Posted Sat September 22, 2012
Erv, words cannot express the deep sympathy that I feel for you right now. I do remember talking to you a few months back, and know Barbara was in bad shape. My prayers are with you and your family. Bernie Lewis

Tony Covington
   Posted Sat September 22, 2012
Erv,
My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Having recently lost my wife, I know to well your pain. But believe and trust that Barbara, just as my wife, is in a better pain-free place now. God Bless, TonyC.

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