Alvis Purcell Watson

Alvis Purcell Watson, 86, of 144 Ivy Cliff Road, Hurt died Saturday, March 26, 2022 at his home.  He was the husband of Jean Dawson Watson for sixty-five years.

He was born September 26, 1935 in Pittsylvania County, a son of the late Edward Purcell Watson and Wilmoth Irby Watson.  He was a member of St. John Pentecostal Holiness Church and a retired employee of B&W Corporation.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Twyla Mitchell (Stacey) of Atlanta, GA and Melissa McAdam (Tom) of Altavista; three sisters, Phyllis Labrie of Lynchburg, Mabel Cross of TN, and Betty Wilborn of Rustburg; eight grandchildren, Cory Dalton (Ashley), Brittney Layne (Jerod), Cody Mitchell, Benjamin Mitchell, Kaitlyn Mitchell, Nick McAdam, Derek McAdam, and Madisyn McAdam; and five great grandchildren, Hailey Owen, Kylee Dalton, Levi Dalton, Miranda Layne, and Gunner Layne.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Calvin Watson; four sisters, Ava Dawson, Jane Falls, Cecil Smith, and Fannie Wade; and a grandson, Kendall Ray Moorefield.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at St. John Pentecostal Holiness Church by the Rev. Gary Shupe and Rev. Tim Lane with interment to follow in Altavista Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends immediately prior to the service from 1:00 until 1:45 p.m. at the church and other times at the residence.

Finch & Finch Funeral and Cremation Service, Altavista is in charge of arrangements.

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