The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

December 27, 2012

Herbert Wilson Ezell

For The News Courier

— Herbert Wilson Ezell, 82, of Elkmont, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at his residence. Mr. Ezell was born Feb. 16, 1930, in Limestone County to James Buford Ezell and Roxie Lou Christopher Ezell.

The funeral service for Mr. Ezell will be at 1 p.m. today at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Todd Cemetery, with Charles Maples officiating.

Mr. Ezell was a member of the Baptist Church. He retired after 22 years from the Navy and also after 15 years from Athens Water Treatment Plant. 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruby Jean Ezell of Elkmont; one son, Michael Ezell and wife Debbra of Elkmont; two daughters, Janet Ezell O’Conner of Athens and Denise Ezell Seago of Athens; one brother, Frank Ezell and wife Kaye of Utah; two sisters, Ruby Jean Tinnon of Athens and Cynthia Weigart of Anderson; six grandchildren, Brett Ezell and wife  Beth, Keith Ezell and wife Jamie, Jason Wooldridge, Joey Wooldridge, Clint O’Conner and wife Sharon, and Gannon Curtis and husband Josh; and nine great-grandchildren, Bailey Ezell, Brooke Ezell, Brenin Ezell, Sydney Ezell, Scott Ezell, Kase Curtis, Gage Curtis, Ellason Curtis and Luke Wooldridge.

Mr. Ezell was preceded in death by his parents, Buford and Roxie Ezell; his brother, Jimmy Ezell; and sister, Edith Marbut.

Pallbearers will be Brett Ezell, Keith Ezell, Jason Wooldridge, Joey Wooldridge, Clint O’Conner and Josh Curtis.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of North Alabama.

Please sign our online guestbook at