Melton G. Brake

March 6, 1922August 1, 2013

Melton Grover “Doddle” Brake was born March 6, 1922 and passed away at his home in Watson, AL surrounded by his family Thursday, August 01, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Dicie Brake; three brothers, Arvel, Casey, and Earl; and a sister, Helen Fields. He is survived by his loving family, his wife of 66 years, Irene Beasley Brake; two daughters, Brenda Berry (Fred) and Debra Haynes (Frankie); two grandsons, Kevin Hurley (Jamie) and Jeff Haynes (Jennifer); three great grandchildren, Aaron, Jessica, and Anna. Mr. Brake was a long time member of Brookside Lodge F& AM. He retired from Jefferson County Public Works Department. He proudly served his country as a veteran of the U S Army in WWII and survived four invasions; Silcily, Germany, Normandy, and Northern France. He was awarded several medals including the Purple Heart with an Oak Leaf Cluster, Good Conduct and a Bronze Star Ribbon. A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 3rd at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel from 12 Noon until 2 PM. A graveside service at Bivens Chapel Cemetery officiated by Rev. Thomas Perkins will follow concluded by the Masonic Rites. The family expresses a special “Thank You “to Bragan and Donna with Care First Hospice for their care and concern during Mr. Brake’s illness. Also, a special thanks to Jamie Hurley for her love and help and to special neighbors, Roger and Debbie Bennett for all they did.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 3, 2013
  • Graveside Service Saturday, August 3, 2013

Melton G. Brake

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Gail Brake Roberts

August 12, 2013

there is nothing I can say that will bring Uncle Doodle back or make the pain go away! My heart hurts with y'all! I have so many good memories of my time spent with him in Al. as with all of you! Hold on tight to those memories you have, no one can take those away! Treasure every min. you spent with him, no matter how short or long! He loved all of you so much!! He will be missed!! I love y'all!

Phil & Dianna Tyler

August 4, 2013

so sorry for all the family.. Peace has come.. Prayers going up..

Gail Pugh

August 3, 2013

To let the family know that you are in my prayers at this time of sorrow.

May the Lord give you peace & comfort that only He can give.

Ken & Bertha Odom

August 3, 2013

Brenda so sorry to hear about your Dad but PTL no more suffering. He is rejoicing in Heaven with a pain free life. God Bless all of Your family during this difficult time! We will continue to pray for all of U!
Love Y'all

Diana & Ken Summerford

August 2, 2013

Brenda, we are so sorry for your loss. You, Fred & your family are in our prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

August 2, 2013

I am sorry for you loss. Brenda Faulk Burnette

Barbara Miller

August 2, 2013

Sending prayers your way from all the Colemans..Dean, Charles, Barbara, Charlene & Lisa.

August 2, 2013

You will be greatly missed, loved you and know you are with Jesus now and no more suffering, your niece Janie Meadows and children

August 2, 2013

It is with deep sorrow that I'm writing this! Growing up in Brookside, I always that Doodle was a great person and I know that he was an outstanding husband to his wife and an outstanding father to both his daughters!! He will be missed, but we all know that he has gone to Heaven to be with the Lord and to have a happy home coming with his heavenly family. May God Bless and be with you all during this time of sorry! You are all in my prayers and thoughts!

Harold Minyard