Alva Ann (Thompson) McCoy, of Clinton, passed away Nov. 13 following a lengthy illness.
She was born on July 26, 1933, in Watertown, Tenn., the daughter of Charles Howard and Arletta Lucretia Givens Thompson, who are both deceased.
They lived in several towns in middle Tennessee until moving to Oak Ridge in 1941. Ann entered school in Oak Ridge and graduated in 1953. She attended Knoxville Business College after high school, graduated and worked several years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
She was a certified professional secretary. She took a few years off to have children and then worked at the Emory Valley Sheltered Workshop.
Mrs. McCoy is survived by her husband, Herbert E. McCoy Jr. He was born in Oak Hill, W.V., and they married in 1955. She is also survived by a brother, Lilliard T. Thompson of Kingston; sister, Victoria Thompson of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter Ann Marie McCoy Sheddan and her husband Sam; son, Ken McCoy and his wife Beth; grandchildren, Stephanie Sluss and husband Clifton, Michelle Sanders and husband Jeremy, Jan Kirkpatrick and husband Matt, Thomas Mullins and wife Jennifer, Kate McCoy and Ryan McCoy, and nine great-grandchildren.
Mrs. McCoy enjoyed activities with her extended family, and enjoyed traveling and hunting and collecting antiques. She is a charter member of Robertsville Baptist church and was active in the church beginning as a teen and continuing throughout her life.
She was a care-giver to several people, and was very active in the care of her aunt, her mother and her spouse during his extended illness.
The family received friends on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Robertsville Baptist Church. The funeral followed at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. Brian Scott and Rev. Tom Job officiating.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, at 10 a.m. at Oak Ridge Memorial Park.
The family asks that memorials be made to Robertsville Baptist Church.
Weatherford Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.