John Aven

CALHOUN CITY – John Quincy Aven, 91, died Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at his home. He was born Feb. 3, 1922, in Big Creek to John Q. Aven Sr. and Alice Litten Aven.

He was a retired U.S. Postal mail carrier. He was a retired sergeant and a veteran of World War II in the Army 79th Infantry. He was a member of Calhoun City First Baptist Church and a life member of the American Legion. He was a member of MS X POW, D.A.V., Masons and the Joy Group of First Baptist Church. He worked with the Republican Party. He loved horses and bird dogs.

Survivors include his wife, Syble Parker Aven of Calhoun City; a son, David (Kathy) Aven of Fayetteville, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Billy Jean (James) Webb of Oxford; two stepsons, Buddy Dye and Marion Long, both of Calhoun City; a sister, Lillian Young of Columbus; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Pryor Funeral Home Chapel in Calhoun City with full military honors. The Rev. Jimmy Vance and the Rev. Mike Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Calhoun City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the funeral home.

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