Ollie Eugene Britnell, 88, of Athens, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at Huntsville Hospital.
Mr. Britnell was born Sept. 28, 1924, in Franklin County to Jessie Elmer Britnell and Alta M. Creekmore Britnell.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home with Charlie Britnell, Greg Chandler, David Harwell and Norm Webb officiating.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Thursday prior to the service.
A private family burial will be held in Athens City Cemetery.
Mr. Britnell was a Church of Christ minister for 60 years.
Preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Alta Britnell; brother, James Elmer Britnell; sisters, Lily Mae Britnell Davis and Annie Britnell Patton.
Survived by his wife, Madelene Britnell of Athens; two sons, Olen Britnell and wife Jane of Athens, and Keith Britnell and wife Mary Jo of Harvest; six grandchildren, Barry Britnell and wife Tabatha, Bonny Black and husband Daryl, Barbara Jo Webb and husband Norm Jr., all of Athens, Lauren McNatt and husband Jeremy of Nashville, Julie Britnell and Cody Britnell, both of Harvest; 10 great-grandchildren, Jacob Britnell, Samuel Britnell, Elizabeth Ann Britnell, Bailey Black, Lacey Beth Black, Maggie Black, Meredith Black, Emily Webb, Kara Webb and Sabrina Webb; brother Charlie Britnell and wife Sue of Russellville.
Pallbearers will be Bailey Black, Daryl Black, Barry Britnell, Jacob Britnell, Larry Leopard, Jeremy McNatt, Stanley McNatt and Ray Pressley.
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