Alma F. Spivey

Published 10:25 pm Saturday, January 11, 2014

SUFFOLK — Alma F. Spivey, 96, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. She was born in Gates County, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Preston B. and Alma Harrell. She was predeceased by her husbands, William Rieger, Louis L. Friedman and J.T. Spivey; her sister, Dorothy Inez Harrell; and her brother, Preston B. Harrell.

She was owner and operator of William’s Clothing Company in Suffolk for more than 40 years. She was an active member of Agudath Achim Synagogue.

After her retirement, she volunteered for many years at Louise Obici Hospital. She loved gardening, reading and lived a full life. She was treasured by her family and friends.

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She is survived by her daughter, Sara R. Trub and husband, Aaron D., of Virginia Beach; and grandchildren, Barry W. Trub, of Washington, D.C., and Lisa S. Trub, of New York, N.Y., along with many loving cousins and family members.

The family would like to thank Jarvette Baker, Kelly Chelf, Elizabeth Baker, Janice Duck, Janetta Williams and other caregivers for the loving care they provided to Mrs. Spivey.

A graveside funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Holly Lawn Cemetery, 1525 Main St., Suffolk, with Rabbi Jeffrey Aronowitz and Cantor Gordon Pilch officiating. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, VA 23234 is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to either Congregation Beth El, 442 Shirley Ave., Norfolk, VA 23517 or to a charity of choice.

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