Hal Wayne Abels, 63, of Helena-West Helena, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Helena.
Hal Wayne Abels, 63, of Helena-West Helena, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Helena. Mr. Abels was born Feb. 7, 1949 at Helena to the late William Abels and the late Elizabeth Bloesch Abels. He was a member of Barton Baptist Church and worked for many years as a forklift driver for Helena Wholesale. He leaves his wife, Judy Southern Abels; a granddaughter, Crystal Marie Abels; a great-granddaughter, Natalie Elizabeth Ruth Abels; and a sister, Billie Frances Roberts of Helena. His parents, a son, Kenneth Wayne Abels and a brother, Kenneth Edward Abels, preceded him in death. Services for Wayne Abels will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9at Barton Baptist Church at Barton. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park at Helena-West Helena. Brother Ken Chaney will officiate. Pallbearers are Steven Green, Mitch Hill, Phillip Reed, Elijah Chaney, Mike Roberts and David Roberts. Honorary pallbearers are James Southard, Gary Rail, Keith Trent, Billy Dennis, Michael Buford and other sports buddies. Memorials may be made to Barton Baptist Church. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, Helena-West Helena, will direct services. Friends and relatives may sign the online guest book at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.