Funeral service for Artie M. Avant, 75, will be Friday, February 27, 2009, 2 p.m. at Curtis and Son North Chapel with the Rev. Wayne McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery. She died February 24, 2009 at her residence. Mrs. Avant was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. Avant of Sylacauga; parents, Oliver and Ruth Brown; brothers, Ray Brown and Loris Brown both of Sylacauga; sister, Gladys M. Smith of Sylacauga. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Baggett of Linden, AL and a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. Visitation will be Thursday, February 26, 2009, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Curtis and Son North Chapel. Pallbearers are Danny Baggett, Zack Baggett, Adam Bailey, Lee Bailey, Mike Brown, Mark Brown, Marion Brown, Patrick McClure, and Blois McClure. Online registry at www.mem.com Curtis and Son Funeral Home North Chapel will direct the services.