The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


January 13, 2014

Alvin Wallace

— Alvin D. Wallace, 76, of Athens, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 5, 1937, in Marshall County, Tenn., to Josiah Wallace and Jenny Lee Slaughter Wallace.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Limestone Memorial Gardens with Tim Haney, Chuck Hood and J.W. Wallace officiating.

Mr. Wallace was a contractor in Limestone County for 30 years. He also was a wrestling promoter in the Tennessee Valley for over 35 years.

He is survived by his wife, Ollie Mae Wallace; four daughters, Debbie Dison and husband, Bobby, Reba Gail Farley and husband, Thomas, Teresa Wallace, and Lequita Smith and husband, Anthony; grandchildren, Kelly Jernigan, Elizabeth Dison, Callista Motter and husband, Kevin, Greg Farley, Ava Grace Smith and Bryler Keith Wallace; great-grandchildren, Dusty Green, Prestina Ham, Audrey Jernigan and “Li” Alvin Farley; four brothers, Jessie Wallace, Henry “Austin” Wallace, J.W. Wallace and Larry Wallace; two sisters, Oma Cross and Sue Stoltz.

He is preceded in death by his parents, J.P. Wallace and Jenny Wallace; a son, Keith “Bubba” Wallace; grandchildren, The Smith Triplets; brothers, James Harold Wallace, Bobby Wayne Wallace; half-brothers and sisters, J.P. Wallace, Andrew Wallace, William Wallace, Mae Crowell, Sara Anderson and Lorene Hargrove.

Pallbearers are Kevin Motter, Dennis Wallace, Michael Rouse, Danny Wallace, Charles Evans and Wade Evans.

A special thanks to Athens-Limestone Home Health, Hospice of Limestone County and nurses and doctors at Athens-Limestone Hospital.

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