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Celebrating the life of
Albert Hugh Roughen, Jr.
June 04, 1953 - March 08, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 4:00pm to 6:00pm - Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Rosary Service
  • 4:30pm - Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Mass of Christian Burial
  • 2:00pm - Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church
  • 3115 East Victory Drive (Map)
    Thunderbolt, GA 31404

  • 354-4014
  • Burial
  • - Monday, March 12, 2018
  • Bonaventure Cemetery
  • 330 Bonaventure Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

Offering our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Roughen family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “2 Corinthians 1,3” also Psalm 147:3” continued to help you get through this most difficult times.

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I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. I can't exactly understand how you feel, but our Heavenly Father Jehovah does, and he will give you the strength to endure. May the wonderful memories you have of Albert bring you comfort and the words found at Isaiah 41:13 where God says he is grasping your right hand, the one saying do not be afraid I will help you during this difficult time. Please go to jw.org if you have any questions about what happens to our loved ones we loose in death.

S. Love, , Ga

To family of Mr.Roughen my condolences to the family our God Jehovah promised mankind a resurection hope please read John 5: 28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

I am truly sorry for your loss. I offer my deepest condolences. Isaiah 41:10 reminds us that when we go through such tragedies, God will always be there with us holding onto us with his right hand to guide us through such difficulties times.

Slewis, , Ga

Please accept my condolences for the loss of Albert. God's word promises there will come a time on earth when there will be no pain, suffering, or death (Revelation 21:3,4). May these promises provide comfort in this time of sadness.

Jerry Kendrick, Savannah, Ga

Al Roughen was my friend. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met. My whole family will miss him. Al was a superb craftsman, and a master wood worker. His specialty was doing remodel work in older homes. He loved to go fishing and experience new adventures.

John Holt, Eatonton GA,

And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore the former things have passed away. Rev 21:4 jw.org

Suzette, Ga,

I am trying to wrap my head around yet another loss to the Roughen clan and can t help but to think that it s at least a small comfort to know that Uncle Al (Bubba) had a wonderful welcoming party with his arrival to heaven from Granny, Uncle Sean and Aunt Mary among the crowd. Ive got many fond memories of my Uncle. One that stands out is one hot summer in Savannah at Granny and Papa s when we had an above ground pool in the front and Uncle Bubba teaching us how to turn it into a "whirpool" by making it turn in one direction by going on a circle really fast. He also had a knack for getting the most fun as well as activity out of us kids. I m sure he's the only one who swam with us that day and remember him actually enjoying playing with us kids...that was definitely the norm from him. (I m sure I'm not the only kid to be a little jealous that he seemed to be the funnest dad ever) If you were ever lucky enough to have had gotten a hug from him you Know that he was the ultimate best hugger ever. I will miss those..they were so genuine and comforting. His amazing gift for storytelling was mesmerizing. Another great memory was of a gift he made for my papa one year. It was a fantastic book of his hilarious tales of being a kid with my sweet Papa as his father...another legend. He was an artist at storytelling and loved his father very much. Who else do you know that has written a book for his dad? And it be a wonderful one!! My biggest saddness is for his three beautiful grandsons who had him for such a brief time. We truly are the lucky ones in that aspect. How grateful I am to have had the chance to know him, love him and be apart of his family. Not that blood ever disqualified you from being part of that family. He will be so sadly missed by so many people.... My heart is broken for all that loved him especially his boys and my aunt. May knowing how loved he was be some solace..... not everyone can leave this world having left such an impression and touched so many lives. I know there was some kinda party when he got there though... "Roughen" style. I love you all and will have you in my prayers.

, ,

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, ,

My deepest condolences to Nita, sons and family for your loss. Albert was a wonderful man, and loved by all who knew him. God must surely have needed an angel to have sent for him this early. I know he will be sincerely missed. May his loving memory bring you comfort at this time.

Linda Daniels, Atlanta, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Please find comfort in The Bible's resurrection accounts that give us a sure hope that our dead loved ones will have the opportunity to live again in peaceful and happy conditions, and there will be no more sickness. (John 5:28;29); (Isaiah 33:24). My condolences to your Family.

Nitha & Family, ,

Albert Hugh Roughen Jr., 64, passed away peacefully on March 8, 2018 in Bluffton, SC, under the care of Hospice Care of the Low Country, with Nita his wife of 42 years by his side. He was born in Bradenton, Florida, lived in Savannah, Georgia and Eatonton, Georgia. He was a member of the Catholic Faith his entire life. He attended Cathedral Day and was a graduate of Benedictine Military School.  He spent his Freshman Year in High School at St. John Vianney Minor Seminary on Isle of Hope.  He attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana then transferred to Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia where he completed his B.A. in Industrial Arts. He began teaching Industrial Arts at Putnam County High School in Eatonton, Georgia from 1982 to 1986, after which he began a construction company, becoming a successful and respected builder. Albert was best known for his wonderful humor and kindness of temperament.  He was well loved in his community and was father to many more than just his natural sons. He loved impromptu baseball games with his boys and their friends.  He enjoyed the outdoors, playing golf, camping and sharing music with Matt, Daniel and John.   Albert’s greatest joy was always his family.  He was known as “Pops” to his three grandsons and loved nothing better than spending time with them in his later years.                     It is best said of Albert that:  “His light shone brightly in the lives of others.” He is preceded in death by his mother, Kathleen Marie Roughen, his brother, Edward Sean Roughen and his sister, Mary Elizabeth Roughen. Surviving are his wife Nita Daniels Roughen of Eatonton, Georgia, his sons Matthew Roughen (Meg) of Atlanta, Georgia,  Daniel Roughen (Whitney) of Savannah, Georgia, John Roughen (Jessica) of Milledgeville, Georgia, his father Col (Ret) Albert H. Roughen of Morganton, Georgia, his sisters Kathleen M. Mistoler (Dennis) of Winter Park, Florida, Susan M. Cowart (John) of Morganton, Georgia, his brother Patrick Thomas Roughen (Debbie) of Savannah, Georgia , his grandchildren Albert Hugh Roughen III (Tripp), Hill Roughen, Sean Roughen and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for family and friends: 4:00-6:00 PM, Sunday, March 11, 2018 at the Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors at 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive in Savannah, Georgia. A Rosary Service will be conducted there at 4:30 PM.

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 PM on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the Nativity of our Lord Catholic Church in Thunderbolt, GA, with Reverend Patrick O’Brien, Celebrant.

Pallbearers will be Read Blumberg, Chris Epps, Garrett Mistoler, Stephen Mistoler, Logan Moye, Chris O’Neal, Britt Philpott and Duncan Williams and honorary pallbearer is Ron Teeple.

The family wishes to thank Hospice Care of the Low Country, Bluffton, South Carolina, for the brief yet invaluable care given to him during his passing on to his next life.

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Offering our heartfelt and deepest sympathy to the Roughen family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “2 Corinthians 1,3” also Psalm 147:3” continued to help you get through this most difficult times.

, ,

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. I can't exactly understand how you feel, but our Heavenly Father Jehovah does, and he will give you the strength to endure. May the wonderful memories you have of Albert bring you comfort and the words found at Isaiah 41:13 where God says he is grasping your right hand, the one saying do not be afraid I will help you during this difficult time. Please go to jw.org if you have any questions about what happens to our loved ones we loose in death.

S. Love, , Ga

Candle tribute lit by Nancy Schreck — Georgia

Candle tribute lit by Patty & Walker Miller — Georgia

To family of Mr.Roughen my condolences to the family our God Jehovah promised mankind a resurection hope please read John 5: 28,29 this scripture will give the family hope and strength, again I am sorry for your loss.

Cooper, Savannah, Ga

I am truly sorry for your loss. I offer my deepest condolences. Isaiah 41:10 reminds us that when we go through such tragedies, God will always be there with us holding onto us with his right hand to guide us through such difficulties times.

Slewis, , Ga

Please accept my condolences for the loss of Albert. God's word promises there will come a time on earth when there will be no pain, suffering, or death (Revelation 21:3,4). May these promises provide comfort in this time of sadness.

Jerry Kendrick, Savannah, Ga

Al Roughen was my friend. He was one of the nicest people I have ever met. My whole family will miss him. Al was a superb craftsman, and a master wood worker. His specialty was doing remodel work in older homes. He loved to go fishing and experience new adventures.

John Holt, Eatonton GA,

And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore the former things have passed away. Rev 21:4 jw.org

Suzette, Ga,

Candle tribute lit by Charlene and Jim Creech — Arkansas

I am trying to wrap my head around yet another loss to the Roughen clan and can t help but to think that it s at least a small comfort to know that Uncle Al (Bubba) had a wonderful welcoming party with his arrival to heaven from Granny, Uncle Sean and Aunt Mary among the crowd. Ive got many fond memories of my Uncle. One that stands out is one hot summer in Savannah at Granny and Papa s when we had an above ground pool in the front and Uncle Bubba teaching us how to turn it into a "whirpool" by making it turn in one direction by going on a circle really fast. He also had a knack for getting the most fun as well as activity out of us kids. I m sure he's the only one who swam with us that day and remember him actually enjoying playing with us kids...that was definitely the norm from him. (I m sure I'm not the only kid to be a little jealous that he seemed to be the funnest dad ever) If you were ever lucky enough to have had gotten a hug from him you Know that he was the ultimate best hugger ever. I will miss those..they were so genuine and comforting. His amazing gift for storytelling was mesmerizing. Another great memory was of a gift he made for my papa one year. It was a fantastic book of his hilarious tales of being a kid with my sweet Papa as his father...another legend. He was an artist at storytelling and loved his father very much. Who else do you know that has written a book for his dad? And it be a wonderful one!! My biggest saddness is for his three beautiful grandsons who had him for such a brief time. We truly are the lucky ones in that aspect. How grateful I am to have had the chance to know him, love him and be apart of his family. Not that blood ever disqualified you from being part of that family. He will be so sadly missed by so many people.... My heart is broken for all that loved him especially his boys and my aunt. May knowing how loved he was be some solace..... not everyone can leave this world having left such an impression and touched so many lives. I know there was some kinda party when he got there though... "Roughen" style. I love you all and will have you in my prayers.

, ,

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, ,

My deepest condolences to Nita, sons and family for your loss. Albert was a wonderful man, and loved by all who knew him. God must surely have needed an angel to have sent for him this early. I know he will be sincerely missed. May his loving memory bring you comfort at this time.

Linda Daniels, Atlanta, GA

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Please find comfort in The Bible's resurrection accounts that give us a sure hope that our dead loved ones will have the opportunity to live again in peaceful and happy conditions, and there will be no more sickness. (John 5:28;29); (Isaiah 33:24). My condolences to your Family.

Nitha & Family, ,

Candle tribute lit by John and Fran Simmons — Georgia


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