YORKTOWN - Alma Exum Alley, 79, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. She was born in Wilson, N.C., and was a resident of the Peninsula for 60 years.
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Alma was the Chief of Office Operations for the Veterans Medical Center in Hampton and retired in November 1990 after 33 years of service. She was a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church since 1967.
Preceding her in death is her first husband of 43 years, Speight Exum; son, Terry Lawrence Exum; her second husband of 5 years, James Alley Sr.; her parents; and four brothers.
Alma is survived by her son, James Alley Jr.; daughters, Laurie Exum Marino and husband, Bill, Sheri Exum Overton and husband, Roger, and Pat Alley Traino and husband, David; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, William Varnell; and sister, Beatrice Varnell Driver.
Alma greatly enjoyed her extended family and many dear friends. She especially enjoyed the antics of her great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Alma's life will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the service until 8:30 p.m. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Maplewood Cemetery in Wilson, N.C.
Memorial contributions may be made to Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church, 1024 Harpersville Rd., Newport News, VA 23601; or the York-Poquoson
, 11835 Canon Blvd., Ste. A102, Newport News, VA 23606.
Friends are encouraged to visit www.parklawn-woodfh.com to share memories and words of condolence with the family.
Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, VA 23666. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2011