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Bobby Ray Ables

Funeral service for Mr. Bobby Ray Ables, age 65 of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 3 PM on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Graham, Richard McFerrin, and Eddie Ables officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 1 PM until 3 PM on Sunday at Higgins Funeral Home.

Bobby was born on January 24, 1955 in Lincoln County, TN to the late James W. and Mable Pauline Crabtree Ables. He was a 1973 graduate of Central High School, and Class Officer in his Junior and Senior year. Bobby played football all four years of high school and was on the 1971 Championship Mid-State Bowl Team. Mr. Ables worked for Bobby Webb Concrete Construction in Murfreesboro, TN, and was of the Baptist Faith. He was a huge Bear Bryant and Alabama Football Fan. Everyone is encouraged to wear Crimson Red to his service. He will be dearly missed by his special friends at Floyd’s Place.

Survivors include his brother, James Edward “Eddie” (Lea) Ables of Columbia, TN; nephew, Zach (Liz) Vernon and their children, Stella and Brooks Vernon; and niece, Ashley (Colin) Brady and their children, Jordan, Jessica, Taryn, and Teagan Brady. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his nephew, Justin Edward Ables.

Jacks Ables, Chris Ables, Zach Vernon, Colin Brady, Danny Harrison and John Hoagland will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be friends from Floyd’s Place.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Bobby Ray Ables.

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11 Comments To "Bobby Ray Ables"

#1 Comment By Rickey Honey On October 4, 2020 @ 11:07 am

Sorry for loss! And from an Auburn fan Roll Tide my friend!

#2 Comment By Pat Miller On October 4, 2020 @ 12:43 pm

A kind, gentle, and fun loving man that will be missed by all that knew him.

#3 Comment By Steve and Gayle and family On October 4, 2020 @ 1:44 pm

Eddie and family ….We are all thinking of you guys and sending our love and prayers. A very hard time but he was a very loved person.♥️

#4 Comment By Dennis GLENN Thurman On October 4, 2020 @ 1:50 pm

I’m sorry for your loss Eddie and
Lea . I know he had to be special, God BLESS and keep you.

#5 Comment By James Laster On October 5, 2020 @ 10:24 am

R.I.P. Bobby

#6 Comment By Rex Walker On October 5, 2020 @ 1:50 pm

Eddie, our prayers go up for you and the family during this time of loss. May you find peace in God’s love.

#7 Comment By Sandra Carter On October 5, 2020 @ 5:42 pm

Bobby and Razoo were good friends now they can be together again with Terrell
The 3 were so close. I also loved Bobby he was a gentle giant and ways a gentleman

#8 Comment By Joan Ables On October 7, 2020 @ 2:31 pm

Eddie and family, my heart and prayers are with you during your loss. Lonnie and I always enjoyed Bobby’s humor and love of life.

#9 Comment By Mike Moyers On October 11, 2020 @ 10:21 am

Eddie S0 sorry Will always remember our good times when we were kids

#10 Comment By Greg andrews On October 11, 2020 @ 1:44 pm

See you soon my friend.save me a spot up there!

#11 Comment By Karen Pippin On October 11, 2020 @ 2:50 pm

A great loss of a great person , and ole friend . With deepest regards Karen