Alva Lee Simpson

March 8, 1928February 24, 2018

Alva Lee Hasty Simpson, age 89, of Indian Trail, NC, went home to be with the Lord on February 24, 2018. She was born in Union County on March 8, 1928, daughter of the late Martin and Leona Hasty. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend Paul Simpson. Mrs. Alva is survived by her daughters, Jeanette Swails and husband Roy, Paulette Walker and husband Danny, Jill Thomas and husband Ronnie; her special nephew, Nollie Pressley and wife Janna; her grandchildren, Melinda Keibert and husband Jeff, James Courtney, Allison Nye and husband Scott, Tiffany Adcox and husband Seth and Hollie Richardson; her great-grandchildren, Travis Helms, MacKenzie Courtney, Brentley Thompson, Kinley Nye, Bailey Nye, Caleb Adcox, Peyton Courtney and Tyler Adcox; her great-great-grandchildren, Mika Helms and Gauge Helms and her sisters, Hazel Price, Ann Frasure, Faye Kiger, Dot Price and husband Olin, Rachel Henderson and a host of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 1:00pm until 2:00pm at Friendly Baptist Church. A service to celebrate Mrs. Alva's life will begin at 2:00pm. A committal service will follow in Price Family Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of Bethany Woods Nursing and Rehab. for their love and support over the past several years. Memorial contributions may be given to Friendly Baptist Church, 5418 Friendly Baptist Church Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079 or to Prospect Baptist Church, 502 Prospect Church Road, Albemarle, NC 28001. McEwen Funeral Home of Monroe is serving the family of Mrs. Alva.


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, February 27, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Alva Lee Simpson

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March 6, 2018

I would like to extend my sympathy to the family of Mrs. Simpson. I am very thankful for the time Preacher and Mrs. Simpson were our spiritual leaders at Sandy Springs Baptist Church. When they first arrived at Sandy Springs, Mrs. Simpson said she did not sing or teach. She was always working behind the scene. We probably will never know all the things she did. I had never seen my father go to the alter until the Simpson's were with us. Our church was blessed during their years of service. After they moved back to their family home, I enjoyed taking the senior adults to meet for lunch with the Simpson's. We know she is better but it never makes it better for those of us left behind that miss her. May God give you comfort. Wincie Reavis