North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

December 14, 2012

Louis Edward Merrell

Louis Edward Merrell

From staff reports
North Jefferson News

NORTH JEFFERSON — Louis Edward Merrell, 79 passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

He was a retired US Navy Chief and served during Viet Nam. A retired US Postal employee, he loved to fish and dance.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Owen Edison Merrell.

He is survived by his loving family; son, Edward Lee Merrell; his daughter, Lisa Merrell Luquire (Danny); sister, Janie Boyd (Clarence); grandchildren, Benjamin D. Spradling and Nickolas J. Spradling;  cousin, Patsy Brown; nieces, Dianne Laughlin (Frank), Cathy Carden and Cindy Crawford; and nephew, DeWayne Boyd (Denise).

Visitation was December, 13 at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel from 6 until 8 p.m. followed by a graveside service Friday in Oakwood Memorial Gardens in Gardendale. Rev. Larry Horne officiated.