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William Howard 'Sonny' Zirbel

January 14, 1937 July 28, 2010
William Howard 'Sonny' Zirbel
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William Howard "Sonny" Zirbel, 73 of Athens, Alabama died on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Alabama.Born Thursday, January 14, 1937 in Harvest, Alabama, he was the son of the late William Zirbel and the late Annie Raby Zirbel.He was a member of Wooley Springs Baptist Church, an avid Auburn fan, and enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and his grandchildren.Surviving are his wife: Annette Blakely Zirbel of Athens, AL; sons, Stanley (Debra) Zirbel of Athens, AL and Anthony(Missy) Zirbel of Athens, AL, daughter, Paula(Rich) Maurer of Greenville, SC, brother, Edward (Margaret) Zirbel of Athens, AL, sisters, Elizabeth (Alfred) McCown of Toney, AL, Jean (Calvin) Powers of Athens, AL and Annie Ruth Dorning of Athens, AL, grandchildren: Zachery Zirbel, Matthew Zirbel, Jake Zirbel, Heather Zirbel, Grace Zirbel, Kaitlyn Maurer, Laura Maurer, Blake Zirbel, and Alyssa Maurer, great-grandchild, Leyton Zirbel, and a host of nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Wooley Springs Baptist Church with Bro. TonyBoyles and Bro. Tim Keenum officiating. Burial will be in Germantown Cemetery, Athens, AL.The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Friday, July 30, 2010, at Wooley Springs Baptist Church, Toney, Alabama.In Lieu of flowers please send donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4261, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

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