Alva Lee Hargrave, 86, of Carmi, passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, Illinois. She was born on September 4, 1934, the daughter of Alva and Minnie (Paschal) Cross. Alva Lee married Ervin Hargrave on April 12, 1952, and he survives. She worked at Graham's Menswear and later at Bean's Jewelry in Carmi. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Carmi and was also a member of Home Extension and Red Hatters. Alva Lee enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alva Lee is survived by her husband Ervin Hargrave; Her sons, Kenneth (Teresa) Hargrave of Carmi, IL., Gene (Rosemary Tarran) Hargrave of Lake Placid, FL., and Richard Lee (Rebecca) Hargrave of Shelbyville, IL.; grandchildren, Chance (Emily) Hargrave, Chelsea (Johnny Duncan) Hargrave, Jonathan Hargrave, Melissa (Brian) Daugherty, Michelle Cox, Whitney (Mike) Zomer, Kortney (Monte) Brand, Karlie (Luke Libraro) Tarran, Victor (Anthony Hutchinson) Reader; great-grandchildren, Braxton Barden-Simmons, Layton (Madi) Cox, Daniel Zomer, and Hannah and Hunter Daugherty; great great-grandchildren, Margaux and Rudy Cox; two sisters, Mary Gail Bertram of West Virginia and Joyce (Norman) Martin of Crossville, IL. She is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Bonnie Lou Hargrave; and siblings, Jesse Cross, Betty Crawford, Vicki Sue Pollack, and Joan Baker.
Funeral services for Alva Lee Hargrave, will be held at 1:00 p.m, on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, with burial at Centerville Cemetery in Carmi, Family and friends can visit on Saturday July 31, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home. Contributions can be made in Alva's memory to We Love White County, and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi, who is in charge of arrangements.