Alice Overman

Feb 06, 2014

Faithful Servant

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