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Mrs. Karen Hale, age 42, of South Carthage, died Thursday evening, June 6, 2002, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
She is survived by her husband, John Hale; daughter, Katrina Dedmon; mother, Lois Dixon; and sister, Patricia Ray, all of South Carthage.
Mrs. Hale's remains are at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Her service will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 3:00 at the Carthage Church of the Nazarene with Bro. Ray Gomer officiating. Interment will follow in the Smith County Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the Carthage Chapel on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until departure for the church at 2:45 p.m.
Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage, directors.
Pauline Smith Stanley
Mrs. Pauline Smith Stanley, age 88 of Gordonsville, died Wednesday afternoon, June 5, 2002, at the Smith County Health Care Center.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Stanley; two sons, Edwin Pierce of College Park, Georgia and Ronald Pierce of Mt. Juliet; brother-in-law, P.D. Kirby of Greensboro, North Carolina; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Stanley's remains are at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home where her service will be conducted Saturday afternoon, June 8, at 1:00 with Bro. Paul Brown and Bro. Dickie Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 1:00 at the Carthage Chapel.
Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage, directors.
Ruth Anderson Smith
Funeral services for Ruth Anderson Smith, age 87 of the Willette community of Macon County, were conducted Saturday, June 1, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. from the chapel of the Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs with Elder Billy Joe Shoulders officiating. Her sons served as pallbearers. Interment was in the Smith Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith passed away Thursday morning, May 30, 2002, at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.
A native of Smith County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Stella Emily Earps Anderson. She was married to Aubrey A. Smith on July 28, 1934, who preceded her in death on April 24, 2002. She was also preceded in death by her sons, Eddie and Morris Smith; sisters, Fannie May Durham and Estelle Russell; brothers, Thomas, Quentin and Lee Draper Anderson; son-in-law, Foy Turner.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Defeated Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include daughters, Margie Turner of Red Boiling Springs, Patricia (Jr.) Brendle of Ft. Payne, Alabama, Nancy (Keith) Cornwell of Dayton; sons, Aubrey (Judy) Smith, Jr. of Hendersonville, Prentice (Dean) Smith, J.W. (Rebecca) Smith, William (Gail) Smith, Harold (Patty) Smith, Ralph (Sandra) Smith, all of Red Boiling Springs, James C. (Linda) Smith and Donald Smith, all of Lafayette; sisters, Ocia Powell of Nashville, Willie C. Hesson of Pleasant Shade, Mary Armstrong of Tupelo, Mississippi; brother, Charlie Anderson of the Difficult community in Smith County; twenty-four grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren.
Phillip Anderson & Son Funeral Home of Red Boiling Springs, directors.
Jewel Dawson Bennett
Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Dawson Bennett, age 81 of Coles Ferry Pike, Lebanon, were held at Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon on Saturday morning, June 1, 2002, conducted by Bro. Michael Christian. Interment was in Wilson County Memorial Gardens in Lebanon. Mrs. Bennett died Wednesday night, May 29, 2002 at Alive Hospice in Nashville.
Mrs. Bennett was born in New Middleton on May 12, 1921, the daughter of the late John Lillie Parker and Phocian Floyd Dawson. A brother, Floyd Dawson, and three sisters, Joyce Gann, Thelma Dawson and Flora Dean Dawson, also preceded her in death. She was married to T/Sgt. Clinton B. Mathews on June 5, 1943 and he was killed in World War II on December 23, 1944. She was then married to Edward Allen Bennett on December 4, 1951 and he preceded her in death on August 28, 1974. she had lived in Lebanon since 1956 and worked for Lux Clock and different florists in the Lebanon area. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Lebanon.
Mrs. Bennett is survived by a son, Clinton B. Mathews, Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Kinston, North Carolina; daughter, Linda Bennett Ligon and her husband, Wayne, of Lebanon; six grandchildren, Melinda Mathews of Nashville, Trey (Becky) Mathews of Loganville, Georgia, Elizabeth (Eric) Palmer of Knoxville, Kristine Keene of Kinston, North Carolina, Jason Ligon and Courtney Ligon, both of Lebanon; great-grandson, Clinton Michael Mathews of Loganville, Georgia; five sisters, Lorene Conaster, Hilda M. Place, Alma Conaster, Lera (Gus) Bates and Dorothy (Kennard) Reed, all of Lebanon.
Ligon and Bobo Funeral Home of Lebanon, directors.
Arthur West Payne
Mr. Arthur West Payne, age 70 of Brentwood, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at his home.
He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Payne; sister, Ruth Payne Carman, and wife, Joan Parrent Payne.
He is survived by two daughters, Julia Lynn Payne of Nashville, Elizabeth Ann Payne of Hermitage; mother, Mrs. Lucille West Payne of Hartsville; loving companion, Cathy Jenkins Elrod of Brentwood.
He attended Trousdale County High School, then worked for Ford Motor Company in car and heavy equipment sales and was a commercial real estate owner. He attended services at Pleasant Valley Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, conducted by Rev. Malcolm Patton, Bro. Truman Brown and Jack Lowery, Sr.
Pallbearers were Blake, Jason & Stanley Holder, Bob Jenkins, Lee McHenry and Denny Unger.
Interment was in the Dixon Springs Cemetery.
Anthony Funeral Home of Hartsville, directors.
William Henry Harris
Mr. William Henry Harris, age 91 of Granville, died Wednesday morning, May 29, 2002, in the Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. Services were held Friday, May 31, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Jackie W. Wheeler officiating. Burial followed in the Granville Cemetery.
Mr. Harris was born October 1, 1910 in Smith County and was the son of the late Charlie and Vista Apple Harris. On April 11, 1934, Mr. Harris was married to the former Pearly Carter who passed away February 3, 1996.
Mr. Harris was a retired merchant and farmer. He was a member of the Curry's Chapel United Methodist Church in Jackson County.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Harris was preceded in death by one sister, Nellie Harris Pruett.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Charles H. and Rachel Harris of Baxter, Hollis and Ruby Harris of Gallatin and Royce F. and Geneva Harris of Cookeville; eight grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
Anderson Funeral Home of Gainesboro, directors.
Dr. Peter H. Cowan III
Dr. Peter H. Cowan III, age 71 of White Pine, passed away Monday, May 27, 2002, at his home with his children present after a brief illness.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Smith Cowan. He was the son of the late Peter H. and Ruth Allen Cowan Jr. and was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Steven L. Coffey. He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of White Pine. He was a member and past president of the White Pine Lions Club and a member of Company "K" 3rd Battalion, 278th Infantry RCT, chairman of the White Pine Planning Commission and was a chairman of the Jefferson County Jury Commission. He graduated from White Pine High School in 1948, attended Carson Newman College and was a graduate of Southern College of Pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia.
Survivors are children, Laura C. Coffey of Knoxville; son, Lance A. Cowan of White Pine, sons and daughters-in-law, James B. and Dollie Cowan of Carthage and Wesley T. and Vicki Cowan of White Pine; grandchildren, Melissa Cowan Grisham, Clifton Harrison Coffey, Courtney Elizabeth Coffey, Elizabeth Leigh Cowan, Emily Kauffman Cowan and Benjamin Ehlers; several other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 30 at 1:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth Richey, Rev. David Brannock and Rev. Ronnie Mutter officiating. Interment followed in the White Pine Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Dale C. Allen, Tim Fowler, Brian Grisham, Johnny Herndon, Samuel Hollingshead, Doyle Manis, Dr. Bob Millard and Chuck Smith. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. C. Dale Allen, Dr. Jack Cauble, Harry Chambers, Charles Dixon, Kenney Hollingshead, Robert Hugh Klepper, Robert Leeper, Dewey Maloy, Jim McCorkle, Mac M. Moore, Gordon Pack, Bill Parker, Dan Reynolds, Robert L. Seahorn, Prentice Sexton, Harold Snyder, Henry Surrett, Steve Surrett, Johnny Turner and Stanley Wilder.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made in the memory of Dr. Cowan to the Gates of Hope, Inc. Grief Crisis Organization, P.O. Box 51426, Knoxville, TN 37950, or to the First United Methodist Church, 1803 Main Street, White Pine, TN 37890.
Farrars of White Pine, directors.
Wilma L. Summers
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma L. Summers, age 73 of Madison, were held on Wednesday afternoon, May 29, 2002 at Spring Hill Funeral Home in Nashville, conducted by Elder Charles Allen Gentry. Interment was in the Spring Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Summers died May 26, 2002. She was a native of Smith County, the daughter of the late Kate and Melvin Armistead. She was a member of the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in Elmwood.
She is survived by her husband of forty-one years, Lewis Allen Summers; son, James A. (Carolyn) Summers; grandchildren, Teresa (David) Reynolds and David Summers; two great-grandchildren; brother, Wallace (Sharon) Armistead; sister, Inez (Ernest) Shores; special friends, Jesse Elliott, Ruby Lunn and Beverly Gentry; nieces and nephews, Steve (Delane) Shores, Carol Norris, Ronnie (Barbara) Armistead and Kelly Armistead.
Spring Hill Funeral Home of Nashville, directors.
Mr. James Butler, age 72 of the Defeated Creek community and a longtime resident of Rock City, died at 4:40 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the Smith County Memorial Hospital of a heart attack.
Services were conducted on Monday, May 27, from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home by Eld. L.B. Watts. Burial followed the 1:00 p.m. services in the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Butler was married February 1, 1954 to the former Jessie Martin of Defeated Creek.
He was born in the Popes Hill community on August 1, 1929 and was the son of the late Herbert Cordell and Ruby Irene Hailey Butler.
Mr. Butler retired in 1992 from AmeriGas in Lebanon.
He was a member of the Church of Bellwood where he served as assistant pastor.
Mr. Butler was one of the original singers of the Spiritualaires, which included Donald Slagle, Barney Hurst and Charles Butler and later Dewey Allison.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of forty-eight years, are six children, Jimmy Butler and wife, Louise, of Carthage, Brenda Givens and husband, Charles, of the Buffalo community, Roger Butler and wife, Melanie, of Pleasant Shade, Tony Butler and wife, Donna, of Lebanon, David Butler of Defeated Creek, Mike Butler and wife, Sheila, of Defeated Creek; sisters, Molly Anderson of Watertown, Faye Burditt of Carthage; brothers, Charles Butler of Watervale, Claude Butler of Popes Hill, Larry Butler of Watervale, Ronnie Butler of Carthage; fifteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage, directors.
Edith Rogers Beasley
Mrs. Edith Rogers Beasley, of the Alpine community in Overton County, died, at the age of 77, on Thursday evening, May 23, 2002, at the home of her daughter in Carthage.
Services were conducted by Bro. Bobby White on Saturday morning, May 25, at 11:00 at the Livingston Chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Livingston.
Born May 15, 1925 in Fentress County, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Etta Cooper.
In June if 1955 she was married to Dewey F. Rogers, who preceded her in death in March of 1978.
Mrs. Beasley was a member of the Center Point Freewill Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Livingston Chapter.
Mrs. Beasley was preceded in death by two sisters, Naomi Allred and Celia cooper; two brothers, Frank and Joel Cooper.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Edd Blair of Carthage; brother, Floyd Cooper of Jamestown; sister, Clara Lacy and husband, Herlin, of Alpine; grandchildren, Amy Sullivan and husband, Jerry; great-grandchildren, Nev and Kade Sullivan, all of Algood; step-granddaughter, Treva Massey and husband, Kevin, and their children, Michael and Kevin Massey, all of Elmwood.
This notice provided as a courtesy to the Blair family.
Speck Funeral Home of Livingston, directors.
David E. Myers
Funeral services for David E. Myers age 41, of the Gladdice community of Jackson County were conducted Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 2:30 p.m. at the Gainesboro Church of Christ in Gainesboro with Bro. Joey Butler officiating. Interment followed in Rob Draper Memorial Cemetery in the Stone community of Jackson County.
Mr. Myers died Thursday afternoon, May 23, 2002 at Cookeville Regional Medical center in Cookeville as the result of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident.
Born August 22, 1960 in Gainesboro, he was the son of Billy W. and Mary Chaffin Myers of Gainesboro.
He was an employee of the Forestry Division of the State of Tennessee and was a member of the Bagdad Church of Christ in Jackson County.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Myers is survived by wife, Lee Ann Myers; one son, Derek Myers; one daughter, Tabitha Myers; one step-son, Christian Barbee and one sister, Stephanie Konrad.
Memorial donations may be made to the Myers Children Educational Fund or to Happy Haven Home for Children by contacting Anderson Funeral Home.
Anderson Funeral Home, directors.
Dominique Chandler Anderson
Master Dominique Chandler Anderson died at 11:51 Thursday morning, May 23, 2002, at Smith County Memorial Hospital at the age of three months after becoming gravely ill at his Turkey Creek community home moments earlier.
Graveside services were conducted by Bro. Ray Gomer and Bro. Jeff Etheridge on Saturday afternoon at 4:00. Burial followed in the Nixon Cemetery on Turkey Creek.
Born February 21, 2002 at Southern Hills Hospital in Nashville, Chandler was the son of Heather Fann of Turkey Creek and Allen Anderson Jr. of Smyrna.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are the grandparents, Gina Fann of Turkey Creek, Niles and Beverly Anderson of Smyrna; great-grandparents, Helga and Eddie Fann of Antioch, Carl and Dean Anderson of Lakewood, Margaret Ladd of Dawson Springs, Kentucky.
Sanderson Funeral Home of Carthage, directors.
Vallie Crawford Croslin
Funeral services for Mrs. Vallie Crawford Croslin, age 93 of Lancaster, were held at the Gordonsville Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Sunday afternoon, May 26, 2002, conducted by Elder Charles Allen Gentry with interment in Gordonsville Cemetery. Mrs. Croslin died Thursday, May 23, 2002 at Carthage General Hospital.
Mrs. Croslin was born in the Lancaster community of Smith County, the daughter of the late Selina Thomas and Sam Crawford. She was married to James Bennett Croslin on April 19, 1922 and he preceded her in death on September 20, 1990. A son, George Bart Croslin, preceded her in death on May 20, 1997. She was a homemaker and attended the Lancaster Hill Church of God.
Mrs. Croslin is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Bobbie and Ralph Woods of Lancaster; daughter-in-law, Iva Croslin of Chestnut Mound; five grandchildren, Donna Judkins, Danny Croslin, Gary (PeeWee) Croslin, Darla Cowan and Jamie Croslin; ten great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild and one step-great-great-grandchild.
Bass Funeral Homes, Gordonsville Chapel, directors.
Wilma Louise Smith
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Louise Smith, age 82 of Alexandria, were held at the Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria on Friday afternoon, May 24, 2002, conducted by Bro. Thurman Seber. Interment was in the Hillview Memorial Cemetery in Alexandria. Mrs. Smith died Tuesday night, May 21, 2002, at NHC Health Care in Smithville.
Mrs. Smith was born September 3, 1919 in the Temperance Hall community of DeKalb County, the daughter of the late Ocia Putty and James Luther McBride. Two brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death, Amon McBride, Jim McBride, Audra Grisham and Edna McBride. She was married to Robert Johnson Smith on August 17, 1940 and he preceded her in death on April 26, 1991. She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Jerry Cripps of Alexandria; two grandchildren, David Cripps and his wife, Deborah, of Alexandria and Lisa Tramel and her husband, Chris, of Liberty; five grandchildren, Daniel Cripps, Amanda Cripps Ashley Underhill, Nicholas Underhill and Sean Tramel; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Leslie Proffitt of South Carthage; and brother-in-law, Bro. Omar Grisham of the Rock City community.
Avant Funeral Home, Alexandria, directors.
Delbert E. Goad
Mr. Delbert E. Goad, age 75 of Portland, died Tuesday morning, May 21, 2002 at Baptist Hospital in Nashville.
Funeral services for Mr. Goad were held at the Portland Funeral Chapel on Thursday afternoon, May 23, 2002 conducted by Bro. Harold Roberts and interment was in Old Brush Cemetery in Portland.
Mr. Goad was born July 27, 1926 in the Russell Hill community of Macon County, the son of the late Amy Mai Hackett and Cyrus Elmer Goad. Three brothers, Devon, D.L. and Daniel Goad and two infant brothers, Donald Lee and Dalton Lee Goad, also preceded him in death. He was married to Ethel Mai Smalling on December 24, 1947 and they had lived in Portland most of their married life. He was a farmer and had been a member of Russell Hill Missionary Baptist church for 63 years.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel Smalling Goad of Portland; daughter, Pam (James) Doyle of Franklin, Kentucky; two sons, Willie C. (Darlene) Goad of Portland and Randall Joe Goad of Hendersonville; three brothers, Dillard Goad of Lafayette; Dorris Goad of Nashville and Delano Goad of Russell Hill community; three sisters, Cora Bass of Gordonsville; Lois Wheeler of Russell Hill community and Peggy Halliburton of Pleasant Shade; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Portland Funeral Chapel, directors.
Winnie Helen Walker
Winnie Helen Walker, age 77 of Lebanon, a Smith County native, died Sunday, May 19, 2002 at her home. Mrs. Walker is survived by her daughter, Patricia Hamill of Nashville; sons, Johnny W. (Joyce) Walker III of Lebanon, David (Donna) Walker of Mt. Juliet and Danny (Florence) Walker of Shelbyville; fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Thomas Evans of Clinton; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ruth Tubbs Thomas and Norman Thomas and brothers, Billy E. Thomas and Kenneth Thomas, all of Hickman.
Mrs. Walker was a member of Hickory Ridge Church of Christ.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at Nave Funeral Home in Lebanon with Bro. Ron Hackney officiating. Interment followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers
Nave Funeral Home of Lebanon, directors.
Mary Irene Heitsman
Mrs. Mary Irene Heitsman, age 99 of Chestnut Mound, died Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Carthage General Hospital.
Mrs. Heitsman was born January 7, 1903 in Lyndon Station, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Emma Delilly and Herman Smith. After attending high school in Janesville, Wisconsin, she married Walter M. Heitsman in Rockford, Illinois on August 20, 1921. He died February 9, 1967. Mary attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church. When her husband was living, they farmed just outside of Janesville. She was very proud of her family and looked forward to spending time with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing bingo at many different places around Janesville- St. Patrick's School, VFW, Elks Club and the Moose Club.
She is survived by seven children, Doris Leeder, Dorothy Purnell, Helen Wehrwein, all of Janesville, Alice Austin of Hampton, Georgia, Gerald (Margaret) Heitsman of Chestnut Mound, Donald (Doris) Heitsman and Kenneth Heitsman, both of Janesville; twenty-nine grandchildren; sixty-two great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a daughter, Genevieve Smith, and two sons, Raymond and David; a granddaughter, Jodi Kjendlie, three great-grandchildren, Joseph, Jacob and Jillian Kreger, and two sons-in-law, Kenneth Leeder and James Purnell.
Mrs. Heitsman's remains were forwarded to the Whitcomb-Lynch-Overton Funeral Home, Janesville, Wisconsin where funeral services were held Friday May 17, 2002 with Fr. Del Klink officiating and interment following in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Local arrangements by Bass Funeral homes, Carthage Chapel.
Minnie Lee Blackburn
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Lee Blackburn, age 95 of South Carthage, will be held at the Carthage Chapel of Bass Funeral Homes on Wednesday afternoon, May 22, at 1:00, conducted by Bro. Alvin Hitchcock. Interment will follow in the Brush Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Blackburn died Monday, May 20, 2002 at Smith County Health Care Center.
Mrs. Blackburn was born in Trousdale County, the daughter of the late Dora King and John Franklin Edwards. Four brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death: Dewey, Walter, George and Roswell Edwards, Emma Blackburn, Mary Wilson and Mattie Floyd Edwards. She was married to Ocie Ulas Blackburn on October 1, 1921 and he preceded her in death on March 14, 1974. She married Ruben Blackburn in 1975 and he preceded her in death in 1981. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Glenn Curtis Blackburn, Shelah Edward Blackburn on October 7, 1997 and Donnie Blackburn; a great-granddaughter, Susan Blackburn. She was a homemaker and a member of Brush Creek Primitive Baptist Church.
Mrs. Blackburn is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Marie and L. B. Martin of South Carthage, Mable and Billy N. Alcorn of Silver Point; son and daughter-in-law, Reece and Trish Blackburn of Beech Grove; three daughters-in-law, Shirley Blackburn of Lebanon, Linda Blackburn of Beech Grove and Jean Talbot of Hendersonville; thirteen grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Serving as active pallbearers will be her grandsons and honorary pallbearers are James Kemp, Roy Kemp, Stanton Kemp Jr., Junior Wills, Stanley Wills and nephews.
Bass Funeral Home, Carthage Chapel, directors.
Charlie Stanton Alvis
Smith County native, Charlie Stanton Alvis, died, at the age of 83, Saturday, May 11, 2002 in Bakersfield, California.
Services were conducted in California at the Hillcrest Mortuary in Bakersfield on Friday, May 17.
Born near Carthage on March 6, 1919, he was the son of the late Charlie Alvis and Annie Martin Alvis Wilkerson.
Educated in Smith County Schools, he attended the Bluff Creek Community School and the Cedar Point Methodist Church. He moved to California in 1935, residing first in Bakersfield and later in Orange County before retiring to Bakersfield in 1998.
Mr. Alvis was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary Skelton Alvis; sister, Beulah Alvis; brother, Roy Alvis and nephew, Rupert Alvis, Jr.
Surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Rupert and Alice Alvis of Bluff Creek; sister-in-law, Reba Alvis of Bakersfield; several nieces and nephews.
Hillcrest Mortuary of Bakersfield, directors.