MOUNT HOLLY - Raymond Harley Alwran, 91, a resident of Woodlawn Haven Rest Home, passed away March 2, 2014.
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He was born in Monroe, son of the late Robert Harley and Ida Pearl Avery Alwran.
He was a retired barber, a US Army WWII Veteran, member of Faith Baptist Church in Iron Station and a member of the Gaston County WWII Last Man Club.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Benfield Alwran; one daughter, Dolores Alwran Helton and husband Benny of Stanley; one son, Harley Leavine Alwran and wife Linda of Mount Holly; four grandchildren, Jason Helton and wife Jessica of Charlotte, Gina Hough and husband Bryan of Mount Holly, Harley Alwran and wife Sherry of Mount Holly and Brittany Alwran Rosia and husband Chad of Mount Holly; six great-grandchildren, Mattie and Jack Hough, Amber Alwran, Riley Rosia, Kenan and Chase Helton; three brothers, Lloyd and Archie Alwran both of Stanley and John Alwran of Jacksonville, Florida.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Alwran will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home in Mount Holly with the Rev. Mike Scott officiating.
Interment will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday 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.
Woodlawn Funeral Home
375 Woodlawn Avenue
Mount Holly, NC 28120
Published in Gaston Gazette on Mar. 4, 2014