WAYNESVILLE — Alice Leona Christopher Overman, 86, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Autumn Care of Waynesville.
A native of Haywood County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Conard and Ellen Rebecca Moore Hembree. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Climbingbear; a son, Robert Christopher; two special grandchildren, Monica Griffin and Terry Conard; four brothers and five sisters. Alice was a loving, caring, and giving woman of God. For 13 1/2 years, you could find Alice joyfully volunteering with the Open Door Ministries.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy Mills (Charles) of Waynesville and Mary Messer and her fiancé, (Eugene Ewart); four sons, Bill Conard of Waynesville, Richard Conard (Peggy) of Franklin, Sammie Christopher of Lantana, Florida, and Jimmy Christopher of Canton; one sister, Ada Rogers of Sylva, and a half sister, Euna Jaynes of Waynesville; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Ivadean Arrington.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry Worley officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Wells Funeral Homes & Cremation Services of Waynesville is in charge of arrangements. An online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.