Mavis Almon

Saturday, March 3, 2018

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Mavis Nadine Almon, 85, died March 3, 2018, at the East Prairie Nursing Center.

Born April 30, 1932, at Dunklin County, to the late Albert Monroe and Eula Miner Furlong, she had lived most of her life in Charleston where she was a longtime member of the Elm Street Baptist Church. She was employed with the Brown Shoe Company for 29 years and later Stark Manufacturing Company for 15 years until her retirement.

On Oct. 26, 1949, at Piggott, Ark., she married Orville Almon, who preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2009.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Debra Kay and Walter Pollock of Sikeston; one sister, Alberta Davis of East Prairie; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Orville Almon Jr.; two brothers, Dalton Furlong and Billy Furlong; and three sisters, Marcella Holmes, Lorene Waltie and Caroline Furlong.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the funeral hour at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Elm Street Baptist Church in Charleston. Jon Archie, pastor, will officiate.

Burial will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery near Charleston.

McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at www.mcmiklefuneralhome.com.