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ATHENS Clara Parker Alvis, 100, of W. Broadway Street, Athens, died peacefully early Friday morning, January 12, 2018 at her home.
Born June 27, 1917 at War Ridge, she was the daughter of the late Lennie B. Parker & Mattie Nelson Parker.
Mrs. Alvis was educated in Mercer County, earning a Bachelors & Masters Degree in Education. She was a retired teacher, having taught school in Mercer County for nearly 40 years.
She was of the Methodist faith and was devoted to her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Glenn A. Alvis, along with 6 brothers and sister, O. Roy Parker, J. Harry Parker, Frank Parker, R. Lee Parker, Fred Parker, Opie Parker & Ruby Lytton. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Those left to cherish her memory, her two sons & spouses: Derk & Linda Alvis, G. Len & Frankie Jo Alvis, grandchildren, Jonathan & Michelle Alvis, Alisha & Adam Taylor, Kevin & Leslie Alvis, great grandchildren, Evelyn Sue Alvis & Lucas Avery Alvis. Numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. Special friends Eddie & Joyce Kessinger, Ted & Anne Kessinger.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 15, 2018 at the Athens Cemetery in Athens with Pastors Carolyn & Jonathan Nettles officiating.
Those wishing to attend these services are requested to meet at the cemetery by the service hour.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared with the family via www.memorialfd.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to Hospice Amedisys, 545 Airport Road, Bluefield, WV 24701, or your favorite charity.
The Alvis family is being served by the Memorial Funeral Directory & Cremation Center on the Athens Road in Princeton.
Published on January 13, 2018
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