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James Melvin Alley

January 8, 1935November 13, 2020
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James Melvin Alley, 85, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, JoAnn Sheppard Alley. She was the love of his life!

Surviving are children, Patsy Edwards (Andy), Jamie Alley (Anne), Pamela Taylor, Sandy Lybrand (Mark), Jeff Alley (Juana), and Todd Alley; sixteen grandchildren, Jesse, Jake, Jennifer, Crystal, Ross, Brady, Josh, Zack, Alex, Tanner, Austin, Courtney, Will, Nicholas, Chris, and Jeff Jr.; thirteen great-grandchildren, Katie, James, Lilly, Luke, Coleman, Starla, Daniella, Rossi, Jaxson, Lorcan, Jamison Robert, Brenley, Rhett, and Eleanor. He is also survived by a brother, Bobby Alley (Carolyn); and many nieces and nephews.

He was a devoted, loving husband, father, and papa. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him, especially for his humor, caring and giving spirit.

Melvin and his wife resided in Summerfield and enjoyed life; spending time with family and friends. He had strong faith. They were active for many years at Brightwood Baptist Church where he volunteered to drive the church bus. Melvin was dedicated to serving others. He was involved in his children's sports and activities being a basketball and baseball coach for Summerfield Recreation for numerous years. Melvin was co-owner of a concrete company for many years. He enjoyed camping, water skiing, riding his motorcycle, and boating. The family wants to extend their special thanks to the staff at Guilford House and Authoracare for the wonderful care given to James Melvin while he was there.

A private graveside service will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:00 am at Westminster Gardens Cemetery. No family visitation is scheduled at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Authoracare, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405 or Alzheimer's Association, 4615 Dundas Drive, Suite 103, Greensboro, NC 27407 in memory of James Melvin Alley.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel has the honor of serving the Alley Family. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

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Sue Holland

November 15, 2020

Dear Alley family. I am so saddened to hear Melvin has passed. May God hold you close and give you peace. Love. Sue.

Joshua Taylor

November 14, 2020

Had a blast out at Caswell County today. Hadn't been out there or hunted in over 15 years. Reminds me of when my Granny and Poppa use to take me there 😥 We lost the best and hardest working man that I have ever met on Friday. The person that I've tried to be like and hope that my Sons will be like. The good news is my Grandfather isn't struggling anymore. He's happy, healthy and with my Granny. I can picture them now, working the garden up there like they used to back in the day. (I was the green bean taster) By the time we get up there we will be eating the most delicious tomatos ever. If he could grow them year round down here im sure they will be even more divined up there. I love you Poppa and I'll be seeing you and Granny afterwhile!

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James Melvin Alley, 85, passed away on Friday, November 13, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, JoAnn Sheppard Alley. She was the love of his life!

Surviving are children, Patsy Edwards (Andy), Jamie Alley (Anne), Pamela Taylor, Sandy Lybrand (Mark), Jeff Alley (Juana), and Todd Alley; sixteen grandchildren, Jesse, Jake, Jennifer, Crystal, Ross, Brady, Josh, Zack, Alex, Tanner, Austin, Courtney, Will, Nicholas, Chris, and Jeff Jr.; thirteen great-grandchildren, Katie, James, Lilly, Luke, Coleman, Starla, Daniella, Rossi, Jaxson, Lorcan, Jamison Robert, Brenley, Rhett, and Eleanor. He is also survived by a brother, Bobby Alley (Carolyn); and many nieces and nephews.

He was a devoted, loving husband, father, and papa. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him, especially for his humor, caring and giving spirit.

Melvin and his wife resided in Summerfield and enjoyed life; spending time with family and friends. He had strong faith. They were active for many years at Brightwood Baptist Church where he volunteered to drive the church bus. Melvin was dedicated to serving others. He was involved in his children's sports and activities being a basketball and baseball coach for Summerfield Recreation for numerous years. Melvin was co-owner of a concrete company for many years. He enjoyed camping, water skiing, riding his motorcycle, and boating.

The family wants to extend their special thanks to the staff at Guilford House and Authoracare for the wonderful care given to James Melvin while he was there.

A private graveside service will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 11:00 am at Westminster Gardens Cemetery. No family visitation is scheduled at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Authoracare, 2500 Summit Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27405 or Alzheimer's Association, 4615 Dundas Drive, Suite 103, Greensboro, NC 27407 in memory of James Melvin Alley.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel has the honor of serving the Alley Family. Online condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfhnorthelm.com.

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