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Originally published: 2014-04-29 14:29:51
Last modified: 2014-04-29 14:30:36

Alvin J. Presnell

Alvin J. Presnell, 73, of Rush Branch Road, passed away Sunday evening, April 27, 2014, at Johnson City Medical Center.
Born in Watauga County April 9, 1941, he was a son of the late John and Gladys Yates Presnell.
Alvin was retired from Appalachian State University. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed being outside and raising a garden to share with others. Alvin especially enjoyed his grandchildren and his family.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Harmon Presnell; two sons, Bruce Presnell and special friend Kendra Rawls of Zionville, and Chip Presnell and wife, Tina. of Sugar Grove; two grandchildren, Caleb Presnell and Makenzie Presnell; three sisters, Irene Cook and husband, Russell, of Lenoir, Pauline Harmon and husband, Cecil, of Banner Elk and Gwen Wagner and husband, J. R., of Mountain City; and one brother, Paul Presnell of Banner Elk.
Funeral services for Mr. Alvin J. Presnell will be conducted Friday, May 2, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Quincy Norris, the Rev. Eric Cornett, the Rev. David Icenhour and the Rev. Russell Cook. Burial will follow in the Green Valley Cemetery.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to the Green Valley Cemetery Fund, in care of Harold Harmon, 269 Council Ward Road, Sugar Grove, NC 28679.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. at Austin & Barnes Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be shared with the Presnell family at http://www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com.
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Presnell family.