Jon Alley

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Jon Alley
BURNSVILLE, NC - Mrs. Jon Doris Cole Alley of Burnsville, NC, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. She was born Aug. 17, 1927 in Covington County, MS.
Jon was a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, earning BS degrees in both math and science, with a minor in physical education and earned her MS degree in instructional technology at the Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
Jon taught high school at Salem School in Collins, MS. Next she taught electronics at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS where she met and married her husband, John H. (Jack) Alley. When Jack returned from Korea they moved with the Dupont company to Kinston, NC, and then to Aiken, SC. In Aiken Jon taught in public and private schools for a career that spanned 40 years.
Jon served the Lord with gladness, volunteered wherever they lived, and was an active member of Mars Hill United Methodist Church in Mars Hill, NC, National Teacher Association, and the Gideons Auxiliary. She loved her Lord, her family, gardening, reading and baking pies.
Jon was preceded in death by her parents: Dilla Elizabeth Rawls Cole and Jesse Robert Cole; brothers: S.D., William Hulon and Baby Cole; sisters: Edna Earle Boyce, Cordelia Mytrude D'Amico, Joyce Helena Allen and Jesse Mae Bickham; as well as her first born son: John Hampton Allen, Jr.
She is survived by her sister: Rhoda Ann Yawn; her brother: Carl Herman Cole and wife Elaine; her husband: John H. (Jack) Alley; her daughter: Patricia Jean Alley Carlisle and husband Charles Michael Carlisle; sons: Stephen Cole Alley and Jose Garcia; her grandson: David Michael Carlisle and wife Alexis and great granddaughter Corinne Teresa Carlisle, grandson Stephen Daniel Carlisle and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at 11AM at Mars Hill United Methodist Church in Mars Hill, NC. Rev. Wiley Cooper will officiate. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at 2PM in Calvary Cemetery in Aiken, SC.
Memorial donations may be made to Mars Hill United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 427, Mars Hill, NC 28754 or Gideons International, P. O. Box 264, Burnsville, NC 28714.
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Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
501 East Main Street
Burnsville, NC 28714
828-682-2310
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Feb. 13, 2017
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