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William Franklin Alder

January 7, 1922 February 8, 2020
William Franklin Alder
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Obituary for William Franklin Alder

"My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee." Proverbs 3:1-2

William Franklin Alder, 98 of Sophia, NC, formerly of Spring Creek, WV, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from Graybrier Rehabilitation Center in Trinity, NC following a brief illness.

Born January 7, 1922 on Spring Creek, he was the youngest child born to the late William Robert Alder and the late Hannah Caroline Lewis Alder Lane.

He was retired from Carbide Saw Company in High Point, NC with many years of service. He was a Pastor of Laurel Hill Regular Baptist Church at Friars Hill, and pastored several churches within the Mt. Union Association of Churches. He was a man of strong faith, loved the Lord, and loved singing gospel hymns, spending time with family, including nieces and nephews that included numerous trips to Greenbrier County, W.Va. He never failed to share the word of God with all who would listen.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Arlene McMillion Alder, in 1996; two daughters, Charlotte Ann Sinko and Mary Elizabeth Alder; three grandchildren, William Joseph Howell, Timothy T. Alder, an infant granddaughter Mary; and 1 deceased great-grandchild. Also preceding him in death was six sisters, Stella Alder, Mary Rudd, Blanche Lewis, Florncie Workman, Thursey Rudd Barben and Frankie Lewis; and four brothers, Sam Alder, Leslie Alder, Solomon Lane and John Anthony Lane.

He leaves to mourn six daughters, Jewell Lutz, Zella Staley and Donna Wilson (David), all of Thomasville, NC, Debbie Freeman and Andrea Alder, both of Sophia, NC and Juanita Anstine of Windsor, Pennsylvania; three sons, Roger Lee Alder (Joyce) of Lewisburg, W.Va., Billy D. Alder (Cathy) of Williamsburg, W.Va., and Dennis Alder of Airville, Pennsylvania; 29 grandchildren; 62 great grandchildren; 22 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be 1:00 pm Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg with grandsons, Donald Robertson and Steven Monninger officiating.
Interment will follow at Ellis Chapel Cemetery on Brushy Flat, near Renick, officiated by his great-nephew, Otis Lewis.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 pm until time of the service at the funeral home on Sunday.

Donations of sympathy may be made to Ellis Chapel Cemetery Fund c/o Otis Lewis, 486 Trout Road, Williamsburg, WV 24991.

A covered dish reception will be held at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Alumni Building in Lewisburg following the interment.


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Visitation

Sunday

16

Feb

12:00 PM 2/16/2020 12:00:00 PM - 1:00 PM 2/16/2020 1:00:00 PM
Lewisburg Chapel

884 Jefferson Street N
Lewisburg, WV 24901

Lewisburg Chapel
884 Jefferson Street N Lewisburg 24901 WV
United States

Service

Sunday

16

Feb

1:00 PM 2/16/2020 1:00:00 PM
Lewisburg Chapel

884 Jefferson Street N
Lewisburg, WV 24901

Lewisburg Chapel
884 Jefferson Street N Lewisburg 24901 WV
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

New Ellis Chapel Cemetery Final Resting Place

Brushy Flat Road
Esty, West Virginia 24966

Brushy Flat Road Esty 24966 West Virginia
United States

Memorial Contribution

Ellis Chapel Cemetery Fund

c/o Otis Lewis, 486 Trout Road, Williamsburg WV 24991.
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