Alfred Thomas Pagans, 89, born January 13, 1924, of Union Hall, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Julia Dillon Pagans; and brothers, Grover, Grady, and Richard Pagans. Surviving is his loving wife of 68 years, Evelyn Estelle Pagans; children, Pat Hamblett (Alton), Sandra Altice (Bob), Michael T. Pagans (Sylvia), Sheila Plyler (E. Derrick), Mark Pagans; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brothers and sisters, James Russell Pagans; Marie Perdue (Otey), Rachel Pearman (Pete), Oscar Wayne Pagans (Loraine); sister-in-law, Sally Pagans; special friends, James and Joyce Dellis, Thurman and Cindy LaPrade; his loving K-9 companion, Oscar; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
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Alfred retired from E.I. DuPont with 38 years of service. He was born and raised on the family farm which he enjoyed tending to during his retirement. Special thanks to the Carilion Hospice of Franklin County, nurses, Karen Tosh and Karen Pagans, for their loving and tender care, best friends and pastor, the Rev. Charles Swicegood and his wife, Anna, and the Doctors and Staff of the VA Medical Center for their care and concern shown during Alfred's short illness. He loved his Lord and was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed by all who know him.
Funeral services will be conducted from Flora Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, with the Rev. Charles Swicegood and the Rev. Don Julian officiating. Interment will follow in Franklin Memorial Park. His family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Rocky Mount.
Published in Roanoke Times from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2013