Visitation will be today, March 22, 2014, from 6 until 8 p.m. in the parlor at Collins-Burke Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be graveside Sunday, March 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Fayette.
Avery was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Alonzo Avery; mother, Ella Mae Stovall Avery; brother, Johnny Lewis Avery; two sisters, Kathleen Lee and Juanita Ritter; niece, Wanda Ritter Smith; and two nephews, Wayne Ritter and Don Smith.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Drummond Avery of Carbon Hill; daughter, Shelia Johnson (Jerry Wayne) of Fayette; son, Chris Avery (Kellye) of Carbon Hill; sister, Claire Mae Walker of Carbon Hill; five grandchildren, Tony Johnson, Wayne Johnson (Megan), Hannah Holloway, Bridgette Avery and Landon Avery; and two great-grandchildren, Haley Johnson and Anna Johnson.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571