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Rupert Alvis, 87

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CARTHAGE – Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, September 24 at the Sanderson Funeral Home for Mr. Alvis, 87, of Bluff Creek.

A retired farmer and a 51-year member of the New Middleton Masonic Lodge No. 249, F&AM, he died Sept. 21, 2009 at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. He attended the Cadar Point United Methodist Church.

Services were conducted by Elder Junior Dickerson and Elder Charles Allen Gentry. Interment was in Smith County Memorial Gardens. A Masonic service was held Wednesday evening, Sept. 23.

Survivors include: daughter Peggy (Sonny) Carter of Flatrock, daughter-in-law Linda Jenkins Alvis of Flatrock; grandchildren Misty Carter (Gary) Western of South Carthage, Sonja (Tim) Filson of Lebanon and Trey (Rachel) Alvis of the Grant Community. Also surviving are three great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, the former Melissa Alice Douglas, who died Oct. 19, 2007. Memorials may be made to the Smith County Rescue Squad.

The Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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