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James "Jabbo" Grace

February 20, 1977 — May 26, 2024


James "Jabbo" Grace

James “Jabbo” Grace, age 47 of Haleyville, passed away Sunday, May 26. 2024 at Huntsville Hospital surrounded by his loving family.


He was born February 20, 1977. Jabbo was a hard worker. He was a self employed truck driver and diesel mechanic. His greatest joy in life however was his family- especially his grandkids. Jabbo was a devoted loving husband, father, paw paw, as well as a faithful friend to all.


Visitation will be Sunday, June 2, 2024 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m at Nichols Funeral Home in Haleyville, where the service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Burial will be at Bethel No. 2 Cemetery in Delmar. Pastor Jeff Whitten will officiate.


Jabbo is survived by his wife of 30 years, Melissa Ann Grace; children, Christopher Allen Grace and his wife Deanna, Taylor Brooke Grace Britnell and her husband Tyler, and James Collin Grace; grandchildren, Addilyn Kayte Britnell, Ellie Jane Britnell, Ashlynn Collins Grace, and Jaxon Bryant Grace; mother, Kathy Smith; brother, Joe Grace and his wife Viola; aunts, Wanda Duvall, Gloria Pelt and her husband Tim, and Susie Barber; uncle, Donnie Smith; and a host of other family and friends.


He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Larry Aderholt; grandmother, Loverta Hood; aunt, Darlene Smith; uncles, Talmadge Gray, Marvin Martin, and Larry Duvall; and brother, Michael Grace.


In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to help cover funeral expenses. 


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