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Obituary: Alvie "Perk" Sons, Seymour


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Alvie "Perk" Sons, 91, Medora, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Covered Bridge Health Campus, Seymour.

He was born on July 24, 1921, in Medora, to the late Frank Sons and Mabel Shelton Sons Brown. In September 1945 he married the former Bertha “Bettie” Gallion in Brownstown. She preceded him in death in 1999.

Mr. Sons was very active at Midway Apostolic Church in Medora. He was a World War II Army veteran and had worked as an electric lineman for Hobbs, at the Medora Brick Plant, and Medora Plastic Factory. He loved fishing, hunting, and tinkering with lawn mowers. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include a son, Carl E. (Mary) Sons of Brownstown; a daughter, Charlotte (Gerald) Pruitt of Columbus; two grandchildren, Troy Pruitt and Jeannie Branaman; four great-grandchildren, Ashley Branaman, Allison Branaman, Joshua Pruitt, and Iszak Pruitt; and a brother, Bob Sons of Seymour.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Sons; seven brothers, William Sons, Clyde Sons, James Sons, Melvin Sons, Hanzel "Jack" Sons, Danny Sons and Morris Sons; and two sisters, Lois Benton and Louise Gibson.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Hague Funeral Home, Medora, with Brother Cecil Bowling officiating. Burial will follow in Proctor Cemetery in Lawrence County, with full military graveside rites conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1925, American Legion Post No. 89, Disabled Veterans No. 47, and Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of service at  Hague Funeral Home.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or Midway Apostolic Church.

Hague Funeral Home in Medora is in charge of all arrangements.

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