Elva Grace Avett Tomlinson

Published 3:28 pm Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mrs. Elva Grace Avett Tomlinson died Monday, April 10, 2017 at Arbor Acres in Winston-Salem.

She was born June 6, 1923, in Polkville to the late Rev. Edmund M. Avett and Kate Jenkins Avett. She graduated valedictorian of her class at Mocksville High School in 1940. Mrs. Tomlinson was an honors graduate of Greensboro College. In 1944, she began teaching in the Davie County school system which lasted for more than 30 years. On June 6, 1949, she married Henry Cole Tomlinson.

She was also preceded in death by brothers, Earl Avett, Frank Avett and Harold Avett Tucker; and sister, Helen Avett DeVito.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: their son, Charles Edmund Tomlinson (Sonja); granddaughter, Jennifer Tomlinson Bryant (Charley), all of High Point; grandson, Steven E. Tomlinson (Ashley) of Mooresville; and great-grandchildren, William and Matthew Bryant and Cole and Lacy Tomlinson.

A graveside service will be held later.

Memorials: Residents’ Fund at Arbor Acres, 1240 Arbor Road, Winston-Salem, 27104; or First UMC, 310 N. Main St., Mocksville.

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.