93 year old Beulah D. Avant of Alexandria died Tuesday.. She was the widow of Clay Avant.
She was preceded in death by four siblings; Taft Davis, Paul Davis, Chester Davis, and Zula Davis Coley. Survivors include a daughter, Jane A. Fly of Nashville. Grandchildren, Christopher and wife Mary Fly of Augusta, Georgia, Susan Fly of Dallas, Texas and Jonathan Fly of Nashville. Great grandchildren, Reid, Avery, and Max Fly of Augusta, Georgia.
Mrs. Avant graduated from DeKalb County High School and received an Associates Degree from Tennessee Wesleyan College. She was a teacher before working for many years at The Alexandria Bank and Trust and then at the Watertown Bank. Mrs. Avant was a charter member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 417. She was a member of the Alexandria United Methodist Church and the Smithville First United Methodist Church. She was also active in many community organizations in Alexandria.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, October at 4:00 p.m. at Avant Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m..
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Murfreesboro location of Alive Hospice or to the charity of your choice. Avant Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.