Mrs. Linda Alvis of the Flat Rock Community was discovered deceased by her son at her Flat Rock Road home on Saturday afternoon. She was pronounced dead on arrival at 1:52 p.m. February 8, 2020 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E.R. in Carthage. Mrs. Alvis was 76.
Funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home were conducted by her pastor, Bro. Wayne Malone assisted by Bro. Floyd Massey on Thursday afternoon February 13th. Following the 1 p.m. services burial was beside her husband at the Bethlehem Cemetery in the Tuckers Cross Roads Community.
She was born Linda Lou Jenkins in the Flatrock Community on January 5, 1944 and was the daughter of the late James Elmo Jenkins who died at the age of 83 on February 10, 2001 and Imagene Williams who died at the age of 84 on December 27, 1988.
Mrs. Alvis was preceded in death by three siblings, sisters. Ruby Nell Slack who died January 20, 2004 at the age of 81 and Marie Denney Irving who died April 28, 2018 in Lubbock, Texas at the age of 92 and by a brother, Albert William Denney who died October 12, 2005.
On June 30. 1963 she was united in marriage to Bluff Creek Community native, Rupert Lee Alvis Jr. at the home of his parents and the ceremony was performed by the late Eld. Phocian Gibbs.
Mr. Alvis preceded her in death on June 10, 2001 at the age of 58 from injuries received in a construction accident just twenty days before their thirty eighth anniversary.
She graduated from Smith County High School and was a member of the class of 1962 where she majored in business and home economics. She was a member of the Future Homemakers of America and received both Junior and Chapter Degrees and her senior year was a member of “The Owl” staff.
She retired following over twenty three years of employment for Dr. B. S. Howard in Lebanon where she was employed as a dental assistant and served as the office manager.
Mrs. Alvis and her late husband were members of the Carthage Chapter #190 Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving is a daughter, Sonja Alvis Filson and husband Tim of Lebanon; son, Trey Alvis and wife Rachel Hawkins Alvis of the Grant Community; three grandchildren, Seth and Trista Filson both of Lebanon and Lana Alvis of the Grant Community; special longtime friend, Bobby Allison of the Flat Rock Community.
The Alvis family requests memorials to either the Rome Baptist Church or the Bethlehem Cemetery Mowing Fund.