MORGANTON- Emory T. Alwran, 86, of Morganton, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at the Burke Palliative Care Center.
Born in Burke County, on Sep. 23, 1926, he was the son of the late Emory Dewey Alwran and Mamie Grigg Alwran. Emory was a U.S. Navy
veteran of World War II
, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters, crossing the Atlantic Ocean seven times. He sold furniture for Thomasville Furniture until he retired in 1992. He then moved to Morganton and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Emory is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty Parks Alwran of the home; and a sister, Ann Lyndsey Beasley and her husband Red of Gastonia.
Visitation: The family will receive friends at the funeral home for one hour prior to the service.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center
Officiated By: The Rev. Dr. John Fowler
Burial: Following the service in Forest Hill Cemetery, with military honors provided by the N.C. National Guard
Funeral Home: Sossoman Funeral Service is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to First United Methodist Church, 200 N. King Street, Morganton, N.C. 28655
Online Condolences: www.sossomanfuneralservice.com