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Joe Avent

June 1, 1932 ~ June 23, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old


Joe Avent

June 1, 1932 ~ June 23, 2023

91 Years Old

Joe Avent

June 1, 1932 ~ June 23, 2023

91 Years Old

Joe Avent 91 passed away June 23, 2023 he was born on June 1, 1932 to the late George Avent and Irene Beauregard Avent.

His funeral service was held on Saturday July 1, 2023 at 12:00 noon at Hillfield MB Church with Pastor Larence Pirtle in charge.  Burial was in the church cemetery and Dixie Funeral Home was in charge of the professional service.

He has 3 siblings Rosie Lee Pirtle, Benjamin Avent and Lillie Mae Avent. 

He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Avent-Chatman in March of 1986.

He worked at the Tannery for many years. Also, at the Hardeman County Highway Department until he retired at the age of 65. He Loved being a Mechanic and builder. Where as he passed his knowledge and helping hands to his 

Nephews Eddie Pirtle and James Pirtle. Every child he came in contact with knows him for giving them a treat for over 60 plus years Chewing Gum.

Joe Avent professed his life in Christ at an early age. At the age of 88 he was rebaptized. He was a very humble, kind and loving man. He raised his youngest daughters Velma and Zoie Avent at the age of 9 and 10.

Joe and his wife Ethel Abbott-Avent were United on April 11, 1998. They loved watching (Whoopi) The View on TV. They Loved Discussing the “Bible” and politics. Planting growing and sharing flowers. They enjoyed going to “First Monday” Mississippi Sale. They coordinated outfits to step in clean at the church on Sunday Morning. The Love they had for each other was unbreakable. When he lost her he lost his world.

He is survived by his daughters Wonda McDaniel, Sonia Bills(Jimmy Bills) and Zoie Avent-Carroll(Bobby Carroll) and 2 daughters that preceded him in death Pandora Chatman and Velma (Mira) Richardson. 

16 Grandchildren 11 Grandsons and 5 Granddaughters 32 Great-Grandchildren 20 Grandsons and 11 Granddaughter’s. He Always wanted boys out of five daughters We have produced many men to carry on his legacy.

Three special Grandchildren that he raised. These two he raised as his sons the “Twins” Derrill and Jerrill Bills. Also, Commeiko Futrell.

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Public Viewing
June 30, 2023

12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jerome Boyd Chapel at Dixie Funeral Home
750 Bills Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

Funeral Service
July 1, 2023

12:00 PM
Hillfield MB Church
570 Naylor Road
Toone, Tennessee 38381


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