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"We cannot erase the
sting of death, but we
can make it easier."

Part of the Family

Charles L. Ray Jr.
Charles L. Ray Jr.

On September 18, 1970, seven local citizens came together to incorporate the Northern Seven Corporation of Alabama, namely Dr. James I. Dawson, Mr. Charles L. Ray, Jr., Mr. James W. Friend, Mr. Larry Hamilton, Ms. Ida Kilgore, Mr. R. E. Nelms and Mr. Charles Ray, Sr. Mr. Charles L. Ray, Jr., was named President and Managing Director of the Board of Directors. They operated as Memorial Funeral Home with the guiding principle and philosophy that “everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, without regarding for their background, during their loss of a loved one.” Memorial Funeral Home later merged with Welch & Nelms Funeral Home and Nelms Memorial Funeral Home has continued to provide professional, dignified and Caring services within the Huntsville/Madison County and adjoining communities for over 43 years.


Welcome to Nelms Memorial Funeral Home. We invite you to come and see how we may serve you in Celebrating the life and transition of your loved ones.

Our mission is to help families maintain and enhance memories of their loved ones in a Caring and Comforting way. Our aim is to provide quality, professional Care and affordable service so that your loved one’s home going is meaningful, dignified and perfect in every way.

We understand that there are a multitude of details that must be considered and attended to when deciding on final arrangements. We also understand that these must be done in a certain order and within a specific time frame. We are dedicated to spending whatever time is necessary to help you feel Confident about the choices you need to make. You can trust us in handling all the details you have chosen on behalf of your loved one(s).

We feel that the information provided here will be helpful to you and will perhaps add some Comfort as it provides answers to some of the questions you may have as you plan for this important event.

Click here to view Mr. Charles L. Ray Jr. Funeral Program.