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Horace Russell Abrams

(ROANOKE) Funeral services for Horace Russell Abrams, 71, of Roanoke will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Benefield Funeral Chapel with Bro. Stoney Halsey and Bro. Joey Gay officiating.

Mr. Abrams passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, at Piedmont Hospital in Columbus, Ga..

Survivors include two daughters, Amy Shelton (Steve) of Phenix City and Tunya Kabetzke (Damon) of Wedowee; six grandchildren, Cody Whaley, Matthew Traylor, Tyler Whaley, Russell Whaley, Caitlin Kabetzke, and Cassidy Kabetzke; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Julie Ussery of Roanoke; and two brothers, Jerry Abrams (Margaret) of Woodland and Roger Abrams of Roanoke.

Pallbearers will be Lee Ussery, Ricky Spruill, Lane Ussery, James Ussery.

A Randolph County native, Mr. Abrams was born on Dec. 22, 1951, the son of James and Clois Meacham Abrams. He was Christian by faith and was an ordained minister and served in the Alabama Army National Guard. Mr. Abrams worked in millwork and maintenance for Franklin Aluminum and Southwire, where he was a furnace operator. He loved farming and horses. Mr. Abrams was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, David Abrams and Rusty Abrams; brother-in-law, Randall Ussery; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Abrams.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Benefield Funeral Home, Wedowee.

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