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Alvin E. Black, 49, Brown County

Alvin E. Black, 49, of Brown County, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 at his home.

Born in Columbus Oct. 16, 1963, Alvin was son of Joseph F. and Mary K. Ferguson Black. Alvin owned and operated Alvin's Hair Salon in Nashville where he worked for 30 years. An animal lover, Alvin liked to spend time with family and friends and going to flea markets and auctions. He had a great sense of humor.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Brown County Humane Society to help take care of the animals he loved so much.

Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home in Columbus.

Online condolences can be sent to Alvin's family at www.barkesweaverglick.com.

Survivors include his father, Joseph F. Black and stepmother, Cheryl "Sherry" Denise Black, both of Morgantown; his long-time partner, Edward Schwering of Brown County; his mother-in-law, Barbara Schwering of Hope; step-son, Nicholas Gastil of Nashville; grandson, Ashton Gastil of Nashville; sisters, Kathy (Billie) Stringer and Patty Hatchet, both of Nashville, Debbie Burton of Columbus, Velva (Kenny) Cheek of Nashville and Tammy (Brian) Shaw of Hope; nephews, Billy (Kelly) Watkins of Columbus, Ernie (Andrea) Stringer of Nashville, Joey (Jamie) Creamer of Greensburg, Doug (Ashley) Smith of Shelbyville, Joshua (Crystal) Smith of Columbus, Michael (Stacey) Peaslee and Scott (Jordan) Cheek, both of Nashville, and Evan Shaw of Hope; nieces, Mary Cheek (Angie Allison) of Nashville and Erin Shaw of Hope; 12 great-nephews; five great-nieces; and several aunts, uncles and beloved friends.

Alvin was preceded in death by his loving mother, Mary K. Black; brother-in-law, Mike Burton; niece, Sherri Stringer; grandparents, John and Martha Ferguson and Herod and Agnes Black.

  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
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    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane