OBITUARY

Howell L. Dulaney

December 19, 1924February 26, 2018

PELL CITY – Mr. Howell L. Dulaney passed away February 26, 2018 at the age of 93. He is preceded in death by his wife, Robbie Reynolds Dulaney; daughter, Eugenia “Genie” Dulaney Bostic; parents; five brothers and seven sisters. Mr. Dulaney is survived by his sister, Margaret (James) Barnhill; brother, Willard (Joyce) Dulaney; as well as nieces, nephews and a host of other family members and friends. Mr. Dulaney was born in 1924 and grew up on a farm in Eastaboga, Alabama. He joined the Army at the age of 17. He received his basic training in Camp McCain, MS and Camp Folk, LA and became a member of the Army’s Combat Special Forces. His unit was transported to South Hamilton England to prepare for the invasion of Europe. Mr. Dulaney’s unit crossed the English Channel on “D Day”, June 6, 1944, arriving on Utah Beach in Normandy, France. His unit was later assigned to General Patton’s Third Army, in which they supported the Army’s Combat Forward Forces, liberating cities across France, Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium and Czechoslovakia. Mr. Dulaney endured and survived the greatest land battle ever fought, The Battle of the Bulge. He received the Purple Heart and four Bonze Battle Stars during his service to our country. Mr. Dulaney married his sweetheart Robbie Reynolds, after the war, in 1945. They were happily married for 62 wonderful years. They were blessed with one daughter, Genie. He received a G.I. Loan to continue his education, and received an Electrical Engineering Degree in 1955, while working for the Alabama Power Company. He excelled in the engineering field through several engineering positions in the general office and various districts in the Alabama Power Company. He was promoted in 1968, to the position of District Superintendent of the Bessemer District. He retired from Alabama Power Company in 1987, after 40 years and 1 month of service. Mr. Dulaney was very involved in community activities throughout his adult life. He served as a scout master for the Midfield United Methodist Church Troop. He was a member of the Order of the Arrow Boy Scouts of America, President of the Midfield Lions Club, Lion of the Year in 1970 and 1971, Explorer Advisor for Clanton Methodist Church Explorer Post Boy Scouts of America, and a Special Deputy Sheriff of Jefferson County and Member of the Masonic Lodge. Mr. Dulaney and Robbie moved to Pell City in 2004 and spent the rest of their lives together there as members of the Pell City United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Morningside Home Owners Association and served as the President of the Association in 2005-2006. Funeral service for Mr. Dulaney will be held Friday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. from the Chapel of Kilgroe Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Forestlawn Gardens Cemetery, 730 Golden Springs Road, Anniston, Alabama. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Mr. Dulaney requested that donations be made to Lakeside Hospice, P.O. Box 544, Pell City, Al 35128. Condolences may be offered to the Dulaney family online at www.kilgroefh.com Kilgroe Funeral Home – Pell City will direct the service

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