ALVIS, Edna Higgins, 80, of Sandston, went to be with the Lord on September 10, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, George Dudley Alvis; her parents, Isabelle "Belle" and Samuel Higgins. She was one of thirteen children, eight of which preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughters, Wanda Smart and her husband, John, Janet Heflin and her husband, Lloyd, and Judith Alvis; her son, Alvin Alvis and his wife, Gail; grandchildren; John Smart Jr. (Tina), Christel Seidlitz (Steve), Keith, Jesse, Ben, Rachel and Stacey Alvis; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles Higgins, Robert (Birdie) Higgins; sisters, Lula Horn, Theresa Mays (Buck), and Linda Dunlap. She was retired from Kings Department Store and a member of Antioch Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 12, 2010 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Atlee Chapel of Woody Funeral Home, Route 301 and Shady Grove Road. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2010 at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the , 4240 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, Va. 23060. Condolences may be made at: woodyfuneralhomeatlee.com
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.