|Birth: ||Aug. 20, 1928|
|Death: ||May 4, 2006|
Billie Jo (Bettie Jo) Alphin, 77, of Summit Square Retirement Community, Waynesboro, and formerly of Buchanan, passed away Thursday (May 4, 2006) at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.
She was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Buchanan, Va., a daughter of the late Hugh M. Swartz Sr. and Effie Fauber Swartz.
A graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, she taught for a short time in Rockbridge County. She was a former organist and elder at Buchanan Presbyterian Church. She moved to Waynesboro eight years ago, and was a current member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Richard Alphin Sr.; and a sister, Mary Jane Morgan.
Surviving are a son, Richard Alphin Jr. of Daleville; daughter Jane Alphin and husband, Frank Novitzki of Memphis, Tenn.; daughter Anne and husband, Fred Forsmark, of Goochland; daughter, Mary Jo and husband, Wesley Kern, of Buchanan; (grand)daughter, Amy and husband, David Fowler, of Buchanan; her grandchildren, Julia Forsmark, Richard Davis, Michael Davis, Charles Kern and Maribeth Kern; her great-grandchildren, William, Jacob and Andrew Fowler.
She is also survived by a sister, Dr. Jean Swartz of Vinton; a brother and sisterin-law, Hugh M. and Ganelle Swartz of Martinsville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday (May 8, 2006) at Buchanan Presbyterian Church by the Revs. Marina Gopadze and Robert McRae, with a reception immediately following. Interment services will be private.
The family will receive friends from 2-3 p.m. Sunday (May 7, 2006) at Summit Square, 501 Oak Ave., Waynesboro.
Memorial contributions can be made to either: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1904 Mt. Vernon St., Waynesboro, Va., 22980; Buchanan Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 157, Buchanan, Va., 24066; or Peaks Presbyterian Pilgrimage, c/o the Buchanan Presbyterian Church.
McDow Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Published in The News Virginian on May 6, 2006.
Created by: LNM
Record added: Dec 08, 2012
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