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FLORENCE — Charles McConnell Hubbert, 83, of Florence, Alabama, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at North Alabama Medical Center.

Charles was born May 26, 1935 in Cordova, Alabama to Paul Kaley and Esther Elmore Hubbert. He was educated in the Birmingham, Alabama school system, Copiah-Lincoln Junior College, Florence State University, and the University of Alabama. Charles was an offensive lineman, a left guard, on the Florence State football team. In 1989, he married the former Delores “Dee” Johnson in Huntsville, AL. Charles was employed as an archaeologist at the University of Alabama, retiring in 1999. His passion for archaeology never wavered and he continued his studies and search for information about Paleo-Indian peoples until shortly before his passing. A committed environmentalist, he spent years working with organizations protecting natural spaces, like the Bankhead National Forest. He was an avid hunter and spent many happy days in the woods, enjoying nature. He filled most of his weekends looking for Indian sites, searching for flowers, and cheering on the Crimson Tide. A man of diverse interests, he was a lifetime member of the Alabama Archaeological Society, the American Daffodil Society, and MENSA. He also enjoyed reading, travelling and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and friends.

Charles is survived by his wife, Delores; his three children, Paul Hubbert and his wife, Cheryl, of Muscle Shoals, Valla Brown and her husband, Craig, of Florence, and Jonathon Hubbert and his wife, Tamara, of Huntsville; his former wife and mother of his children, Carole Ann Halcombe; six grandchildren, Kaley Shaffer, Trevor Davidson, Jonathon Hubbert, Benjamin Hubbert, Garland Brown, and Alec Brown; his brothers, Thomas and Langdon Hubbert; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Esther, and a wife, the former Mary Ann Brice.

Memorials can be made to your favorite charity or the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. You may sign the guest register at sprywilliams.com

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