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Services

Carlie G. Carter

March 22, 1935 ~ April 23, 2019

Services will be held: April 27, 2019

Robert John Creed

October 12, 1929 ~ April 23, 2019

Services will be held: April 29, 2019

Nina Marie Russo

March 15, 1944 ~ April 22, 2019

Services will be held:

Opal Cassidy Vick

April 24, 1925 ~ April 19, 2019

Services will be held: April 27, 2019

Steve Allen Wiggins

August 15, 1957 ~ April 22, 2019

Services will be held: April 25, 2019

Jerry Odwood Nance

July 20, 1942 ~ April 21, 2019

Services will be held: April 25, 2019

Gina (Mary Virginia) Kirkland

July 4, 1954 ~ April 19, 2019

Services will be held: April 23, 2019

William “Bill” Langley, Jr.

March 27, 1948 ~ April 18, 2019

Services will be held: April 23, 2019

Andrew McKinley Chavis



February 24, 1952 ~ March 28, 2019

GARNER- Andrew McKinley Chavis, 67, passed away on March 28, 2019. A native of Wake County, he was the son of the late Willis and Flora Bolling Chavis.

He was educated in the Wake County Public Schools. At a very young age, he joined Pleasant Grove United Church of Christ and later joined Wake Baptist Grove Church where he was a Trustee and remained an active member until his death.

Andrew was employed with the State of North Carolina, both at NC State University and at East Garner Elementary School, where he retired as head custodian.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, at Wake Baptist Grove Church in Garner with the Rev. James Clanton officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Public viewing will be from 1:30 – 2:00 pm at the church, prior to the service.

He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Lyons and Alice Chavis; step-sons, Martin and LaVon Dunn; sister-in-law, Reba Chavis; special nieces, Peggy Hanton, Ernestine Lyons and Doris Simmons, as well as other cherished family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janet Smith Chavis; sisters, Estelle Chavis, Betty Chavis Mayo and Viola Holland; brother, Nathaniel Chavis and niece, Linda Simmons Smith.

Andrew was well known in the Garner community and loved by many. He will be greatly missed.


Visitation

April 4, 2019

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Wake Baptist Grove Church, Garner
302 E. Main Street Garner, NC 27529

Service

April 4, 2019

2:00 PM

Wake Baptist Grove Church, Garner

Guestbook

  1. Amy Armstrong

    Today I lost one of my dearest friends. He left me with a great deal of wisdom to carry on with and be strong I think he knew and he was ready to meet his MAKER

    Rest Andrew its well deserve👼

  2. Carlein Boags

    My name is Carlein. I am a Bible teacher. I am sorry for your loss. A scripture that has given me much comfort is Revelation 21.4 which promises that one day death shall be no more. I hope this truth brings you comfort also.

  3. Annie Singletary

    My condolences to the family. Andrew was one of the most generous, genuine and kind hearted people that I was blessed to meet. Mom called him an ” Earth Angel” and I strongly agree. He was always willing to help others. I will miss my friend. God has called another Angel home.

  4. Lonnie Walton

    Last time I seen him. He said there go my favorite cousin. And you know what? He was mine also. True friend and much love. Toy

  5. Helen S. Phillips, Garner, NC

    Our condolences to the Chavis and Smith Families, may God bless and give you strength during this difficult time.

  6. Patricia Council

    Andrew was not only the BEST walking buddy I’ve ever had but an unconditional friend. We walked at almost every park, lake and all over Garner in wee hours of the morning. Andrew told me YES more than he said NO to at least the over 30 times we have walked or needed to hire him for something ….. when I got ready to move after 19 years in main st. Andrew was there to help me. When I decided to move back to NC. after 9 months in TN, Andrew was there. When I needed to move in my new salon YES Andrew was there for my first day opening… eye even said YES to me taking him to a fancy restaurant down town lol ( that’s a lot for him) lol… YES 😢😢 my tears are many and he will be missed for SURE….

  7. Nancy Smith

    Drew boy that what I remember him as a child growing up. He and my mother were first cousins the late Alberta Bolling Smith affectionately called ( Peck ). I would often run in to him in Garner I would say to him Do you remember me ? He said yeah your Peck daughter Nancy 😀 I would get a kick out of that to hear my mama being called Peck. My prayers are with my family and everybody who loved him as well.

  8. C alston

    He will be missed

  9. Eunice Smith

    Rest in Peace, Drew. God’s speed!
    Eunice, Kendra, Courtney
    and the kids

  10. Eunice Smith

    Rest in Peace, Drew. God’s speed!
    Eunice, Kendra, Courtney
    and the kids

    ,
    ❤🌷🌸

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