Memorial service for Alice Eleanor (Loughlin) Ackley, age 85, of Decatur, will be Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Hughey Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service at the church. Arrangements by Shelton Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ackley, who died Saturday, August 17, 2019, at Summerford Nursing Home, was born December 3, 1933, in Evanston, IL, to Chester W. Loughlin and Carolyn Pierce Loughlin. She was preceded in death by her husband, John B. Ackley, son, John B. Ackley, Jr., parents, and granddaughter, Katherine Lobdell. Her favorite hobbies were knitting and crocheting, and she was an avid reader.
She is survived by two sons, George Ackley (Alison) of Nashville, TN, and Jim Ackley (Andrea) of Savannah, TN; two daughters, Carolyn McLaughlin (Jerry), and Lee Anne Ackley of Longmont, CO; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.