Alfred Lee Allhiser Jr. passed away at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at his residence. He was born on May 8, 1945, in Louisa, a son of the late Alfred Lee Sr. and Ester Hamilton Allhiser. Prior to his illness, he was owner of Al's Auto Clinic of Crimora. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Ashley Allhiser. Survivors include his wife, Melanie Allhiser, two daughters; Tina Marie Back and husband, Gary, of Staunton, Jamie Lee Sams and fiance, Eric Burton of Fishersville; a sister, Patricia Frace of Florida; five grandchildren, Natalie Marie Thornton, Haley Kristen Thornton, Chandler Roberson, Megan Burton and Leah Burton. Following cremation, a memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2012, at Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren with Pastor Neil McLaughlin officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Bethal United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 503, Grottoes, VA 24441. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.
This obituary was originally published in the News Virginian.