STANLEY - Archibald Nesbert "Archie" Alwran Sr., 85, passed away March 17, 2014.
He was born in Gaston County, son of the late Harley and Ida Pearl Avery Alwran.
He was preceded in death by a daughter Deborah Oxendine, one son, Kenneth Alwran; two brothers, Raymond and Wayne Alwran.
He was re-tired from Duke Energy, was a WWII US Navy
Veteran, a member of Mt Holly Masonic Lodge #544 and a member of Lucia Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Sisk Alwran; two sons, Archibald Nesbert Alwran Jr., Archie and wife Beverly of Mount Holly and Tim Alwran of Durham; two brothers, Lloyd Alwran and wife Dot of Stanley and John Alwran of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven grandchildren, Chad, Heather, Shan, Derek, Sarah, Carrie and Joshua; six great-grandchildren Addison, Colton, Kassie, Lucas,
Callie and Aiden.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Alwran will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday March 19, 2014 at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn
Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Davis officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Gaston County, PO Box 3984 Gastonia NC 28054.
Condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.woodlawnfuneral.org.
Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly is serving the family.