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William Alfred Doles, 95

first_imgWilliam Alfred Doles, 95, of Greensburg, went to meet our Lord and Savior on March 24, 2019.  Al was born on September 3, 1923 in a farm house in Decatur County.  He was the son of Robert A. and Cora Mae Metz Doles.Al attended Middle Branch School and was a 1940 graduate of Greensburg High School.  He was a WWII Army Veteran.  On New Year’s Eve, 1949, he married Mary Cradick, and they celebrated 69 years of marriage on New Year’s Eve, 2018.Al was a lifetime farmer.  He was a former elder and a Sunday school teacher at First Christian Church. He was currently a member of the Sandcreek Baptist Church, the church he attended as a child with his grandfather. He was a member of the Gideons International,  he was a former president of the Decatur County Council, and he had served on the board of directors for Premier Ag. His hobbies were woodworking and collecting arrowheads from the farm.Survivors include: Loving wife, Mary Doles; Children: William (Shirley) Doles, Diane (Charles) Beggs, and Steve (Joy) Doles. Grandchildren: Jeff (Cari) Beggs, David Beggs, Katie (Mike) McNealy, Tony (Simone) Doles, Stepheni Doles, Jaquan Doles, Travon Doles and BayLynn Doles; and ten great-grand children. He is also survived by his brother, David (Rita) Doles.He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert “Junior” Doles and Donald “Gene” Doles, and by one granddaughter, Andria Joy Doles.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, from 11 o’clock to 1 o’clock. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM.  Rev. Harold Carter will be officiating.  Burial will follow at the South Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to The Gideon’s International or to Sandcreek Baptist Church.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com.His family is grateful that God, in His wisdom and grace, provided Al to us as our husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.last_img read more