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Alabama Fan Knew How to be a Fan After Death and Poke Rivals One Last Time

Larry BurtonSenior Writer IDecember 24, 2016

Larry Burton (Panama City, Fl.) If you've started reading this article it's because you are a sports fan. So was Charles Law.

He loved his Alabama Crimson Tide and knew that most of people attending his funeral were the darn fans of cross state rival Auburn. Boy, did he have a memorable goodbye.

His obituary in the newspaper was mundande enough. Here is the beginning of it: "CHARLES MICHAEL LAW 1949-2010 Funeral services for Mr. Charles Michael Law, 60, of Montgomery, will be held Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 1 PM at Fredericks Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Hank Demous officiating. Burial will follow in Auburn Memorial Park. Visitation for Mr. Law will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Fredericks Funeral Home, one hour prior to the service. Mr. Law was born on July 1, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late Charles and Mary Law and passed away on January 27, 2010 in Montgomery, Alabama."

But even in death, Charles had to have the last word and poke the Auburn fans one last time. Even though he was laid to rest at a place with the name of his rival school in it, there will be no doubt that this was an Alabama fan laid to rest here.

Below is an account of one of the few Alabama fans who attended his funeral.


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