Alice Jewell Paxton, 90, of Point Pleasant, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, at the Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born July 6, 1926, in Rand, WV, a daughter of the late Bazzle Leroy Williams and Lura Ethel (Simpkins) Williams.
Alice was a member of Concord Baptist Church in Henderson. She was a graduate of Morris Harvey College where she received her Teaching Certificate. Prior to her marriage she taught at the Witcher Creek School, in Kanawha County. She was active in 4-H, as a 4-H leader with the Ripley Indians Club and the Jackson County Junior Fair in Ripley. She was a Gray Lady Volunteer at Jackson General Hospital in Ripley. Alice was also a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, farming, crocheting and she made everyone she met a dish cloth.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roger Clark Paxton Sr.; two brothers, Merrill Williams and Ray Williams; and two sisters, Dorothy Wood and Sarah Lee Selbe.
Alice is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Golden Herdman of Point Pleasant; son and daughter-in-law, Roger Clark Jr. and Audrey Paxton of Dunn, NC; grandchildren, Craig Herdman of Point Pleasant, Rhonda Herdman of Paige, TX, Roger C. III (Venus) Paxton of Dunn, NC and Angela (Robert) Godsey of Dunn, NC; great-grandson, Wolfgang Paxton of Dunn, NC; two brothers, Roy (Mary Ann) Williams of Gallipolis Ferry and David Williams of Morrisville, IN; and one sister, Arlene Northup of Vera Beach, FL.
The family would like to thank Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilition Center and staff for the loving care provided to their mother.
A funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Pastor Chip Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Concord Cemetery in Henderson. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the funeral service Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family and memories may be shared by visiting www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com.