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Charles Melvin Albritton (11-01-2012)
One of 13 children of James Howell Albritton and Arkie Owens Albritton, was born on Feburary 24, 1928 in Downsville, LA and died October 22, 2012 in Perry, IA. He was 84. Melvin and his siblings grew up in Louisiana where he graduated from Downsville High School. In 1951 Melvin and Joanne Finley of Perry, IA were united in marriage. They had two children, Daniel Melvin and Judyth Joanne. They recently celebrated 61 years of marriage. Melvin retired from Firestone in 1984 after 31 years as a dedicated employee. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents James Howell and Arkie Albritton; sister Nell

Allen; brothers Marzel, Billy Ray, Royce, and 2 infants. Melvin will be missed by his wife Joanne; son Daniel Albritton of Farmerville, LA; daughter Judy Mersman (Russell) of Nevada, IA; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; brothers: Dale Albritton of Monroe, LA; Jimmy Albritton of Delhi, LA; Thesley Albritton of Downsville, LA; and Jerry Joe Albritton (Margaret) of Farmerville, LA; sisters Reba Howington (Ralph) of Titusville, FL and Joyce Guice Ray (Joseph) of Downsville, LA; sister-in-law Trudy Albritton of Downsville, LA.