ASHEBORO - Alva Broughton (Bill) Sellers, age 91, of 500 Mountain Top Drive, Asheboro died Jan. 30, 2013 at Clapps Convalescent Nursing Home.
Following three years of service in the United States Army stationed in Hale, Colo. and Burma, India, Bill returned and became an independent insurance broker. He retired from Mid-State Insurance Agency after 21 years with the company. He enjoyed working for Pugh Funeral Home for 15 years following his retirement. He was an avid fisherman and a talented craftsman who loved wood working, specializing in grandfather clocks. Bill was a member of Central United Methodist Church for more than 65 years.
He is survived by his son, Broughton Sellers and wife Beatrice of Elon; son-in-law Charles Swiers and wife Susan of Asheboro; grandchildren, J.J. Sellers and wife Bryce of Morristown, Tenn., Scott Sellers and fiancée Ellen of Willow Springs, Amanda Turner and husband Alan of Burlington, Jennifer Brewer and husband Kevin of Asheboro, Casandra Newton and husband Galen of Havelock, Ellie Parker and husband Garret of Asheboro, Rebecca Kidd and husband Alex of Asheboro; brother Tommy Sellers of Asheboro and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lee Broughton Sellers and Melvina Viola Dabbs; sisters, Irma Lee, Elizabeth, Earleen, Evelyn; brother Hoyle; wife Hazel Myers Sellers; daughter Jane Sellers Swiers; and great-grandson Ben Goebel.
The family will receive friends at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
The funeral services will follow on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Pugh Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Terry L. Matthews officiating. Interment with military honors by the Randolph Honor guard will follow the service at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church Debt Retirement Fund, 300 South Main Street, Asheboro, NC 27203 and to the Salvation Army, 345 N. Church Street, Asheboro, NC 27203.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com