|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1940|
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 2005|
Services for Bertha Frances Avant, 65, of Winona, who died of a heart attack Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Greenwood.
Mrs. Avant was a homemaker. A native of Swiftown, she had resided in Winona for the past 17 years. She was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Carroll County.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Taylor; and a brother, Robert Dewett.
She is survived by her husband, William David Avant of Winona; two sons, David Cheek of Coila and Ronnie Cheek of Carrollton; a daughter, Cindy Hughes of Winona; one brother, Ed Dewett of Greenwood; six sisters, Dot Murff of Winona, Annie Mae Pinkerton of Belzoni, Dean Taylor of Kosciusko, Maurine Goss of Avalon, Joyce Toombs of Grenada and Faye Gatlin of Kilmichael; and four grandchildren, Nicole Cheek, Allen Cheek, Hilary Hughes and Watt Hughes.
The Rev. Joseph Sansing and the Rev. Billy Blakely will officiate at the services.
Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery in Montgomery County.
Pallbearers will be Ted Dewett, Steven Dewett, Cory Dewett, Bubba Standrod, Kevin Avant and Michael Storey.
James Standrod will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
Visitation will be from noon until the time of the services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Greenwood Commonwealth, The - (Aug/9/2005)
Poplar Springs Cemetery
Created by: Beth Austin
Record added: Feb 20, 2008
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