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Wilma Alexander Obituary

1915 - 2004
CATAWBA -- Wilma Viola Brown (Pill) Alexander, 89, of 2322 Clyde Road died Thursday, October 7, 2004, at her residence.

Mrs. Alexander was born July 29, 1915, in Catawba County, and was the daughter of the late Joseph William and Ada Beal Brown. On June 20, 1936, she married Marvin Sloan Alexander who preceded her in death on September 30, 2001. She was a member of Olivet Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for 70 years, and was a member of the WMU and the United Fellowship Senior Citizen Club. She was a great entertainer at community gatherings and played the character of ?Aunt Fannie.? She also played in the Lake Norman Senior Citizens Band.

She is survived by two daughters: Brenda Jo A. Valentine of Conover and Dinah Frances A. Hargis and her husband, Mel, of Catawba; two grandchildren: Mitchell Valentine and his wife, Chellie of Gastonia and Stacy Pritchard and her husband, Brendon, of Bethlehem, NC; two great-grandchildren: Tanner Valentine of Gastonia and Luke Pritchard of Bethlehem, NC; and two sisters: Frances Lytton of Claremont and Una Mae Brown of Catawba.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Malcolm Brown and James Brown and three sisters: Lucille Johnston, Aileen Thomas, and Thelma Eades.

Funeral services will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Olivet Baptist Church with Rev. Coy Privette officiating. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to the funeral hour and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:45 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church Saturday, prior to the funeral.

Memorial contributions may be made to the building fund of Olivet Baptist Church, 7925 Monbo Road, Catawba, NC 28609.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the Alexander family.
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Published online on 10/8/2004.