Newport News, Virginia
Mr. Alton Chavis, 70, departed this life on Saturday, September 7, 2013. He was a native of Pembroke, NC, and a resident of Newport News for 45 years. He retired from the Civil Service for the Air Force, as an Environmental Engineer, after 37 years of service. He was also a member of the Emmaus Baptist Church, where he had been a past deacon. He is preceded in death by his daughter: Ms. Melanie Chavis.
Graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Oxendine Cemetery.
Mr. Chavis is surivived by his wife of 47 years: Mrs. Dianne C. Chavis; two sons: Mr. Derrick Chavis and Mr. Michael Chavis (Belinda); a brother: Mr. James Chavis; and four grandchildren: Jasmine, Hailey, Makayla, and Jacob; and a host of relatives and friends.