William Melvin McAlister
February 27, 1941 -
March 30, 2015

Visitation

April 2, 2015
11 am - 1:00 pm

Service 

April 2, 2015
1:30 PM

Interment

Obituary

Graveside service for William Melvin McAlister, age 74 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Thursday April 2, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens with Bro. Jim Black officiating. Mr. McAlister passed away Monday March 30, 2015 at Donalson Skill Care Center.
He was a native of Lincoln County and the son of the late Herman Edward and Thelma Colbert McAlister. Mr. McAlister was the owner and operator of Honey’s Restaurant for 28 years and was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife Brenda Honey McAlister of Fayetteville, son Lee (Fredna) McAlister of Fayetteville, daughter Amy Ackels of Lewisburg, daughter-in-law Mayla McAlister of Fayetteville, grandchildren Whitley (Bob) Cain, Alexa McAlister, Paige McAlister, Jackson Ackels, Lily Ackels, Mary Grace McAlister and Kyle McAlister all of Fayetteville, and sister Marietta Henderson of Fayetteville. Mr. McAlister was preceded in death by a son Todd McAlister.
Visitation with the family will be Thursday April 2, 2015 from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family of William Melvin McAlister.

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20 Comments

  1. The Hobbs Family

    With heart felt sadness we pray for the family of Melvin McAlister. We so enjoyed the moments he and Ms. Brenda would come visit the store and share a story or two with us. His love for life and candor for what fails this old world will always be a fond memory. He will truly be missed by friends and acquaintances but none will miss him more than his loving family. God bless you all and keep you in the days to follow. Our prayers are with you always.

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  2. James A. Bonner

    Lee, Fredna and family; I am sorry to hear of your loss. I considered Melvin as a friend and spent many hours sitting and “solving the world’s ills” with him at the restaurant. I never saw him without a smile and friendly to all. Remember the good times.

    Reply
  3. Don Reed

    Brenda, please accept my sincere condolences during this difficult time.

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  4. The Book Inn

    Lee, Brenda and family Wanted to let you all know that you are in our thoughts. May God comfort you and give you strength at this time.

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  5. Kenneth and Bobbi McGee

    Brenda, Kenneth and I are so very sorry to hear about Melvin. We pray that God will be with you during this most difficult time in your lives. Kenneth and Melvin were such good friends in school and we both have fond memories of those days. It is always sad to hear of the passing of a classmate and friend. We pray for comfort for you and your family in the days to come.

    Reply
  6. Bennie Claridy (Sonny)

    Brenda, I am so very sorry for your loss.
    May the holy angles welcome Marvin into paradise: and may he have everlasting rest.

    Reply
  7. Pam crabtree

    Brenda,Lee and family
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to each of
    you at this most difficult time.

    Reply
  8. Gail Daniel Travis

    Brenda, I’m so very sorry to hear about Melvin. My condolences to you and your family.

    Reply
  9. Karen Gilliam

    Praying God’s mercy for the McAlister family today and in the days to come.

    Reply
  10. Tippy Ingram

    Whitley, I’m sorry for you to loose your granddaddy in light of expectations in yur family. May God Bless You and Bob!
    Tippy

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  11. John CAREY Mercier

    Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. May God’s blessing be with you and your family. I knew both Melvin and you during my short senior year in Fayetteville. I was a classmate in 1959. When I graduated. I moved away and lost touch.

    Reply
  12. Barbara Faulkner

    I attended school with both, Melvin and Brenda, and have know their family for years. My condolences to his family.

    Reply
  13. Christina

    May you have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is no longer suffering. May these Bible scriptures bring you comfort and solace…1Corinthians 1:3,4 and John 5:28,29.

    Reply
  14. Debbie Kilpatrick Vessell

    I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda, you and your sweet family are on my heart and in my prayers.

    Reply
  15. Sandra Tucker Chunn

    Brenda, Lee, Amy and families – I was so saddened to hear of Melvin’s passing. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God comfort and bless each one of you in your time of healing.

    Reply
  16. Wanda Preston

    Brenda, My sincere sympathy is extended to you during this sad time. May God bless you and give you peace and comfort.

    Reply
  17. Chelsea Boyce and family

    McAlister and Ackels family your are in our thought s and prayers.

    Reply
  18. Steve & Nanette Tayloy

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you, Lee,and the rest of the family.

    Reply
  19. Wilma Muse

    Praying for God’s comfort for the McAlister family.

    Reply
  20. Ann Claborn

    My heart and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. I have such good memories of our high school years and you and Melvin are such a big part of those fun years. May you find God’s peace and comfort now and in the days to come. Love, Ann Higgins Claborn

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20 Comments

  1. The Hobbs Family

    With heart felt sadness we pray for the family of Melvin McAlister. We so enjoyed the moments he and Ms. Brenda would come visit the store and share a story or two with us. His love for life and candor for what fails this old world will always be a fond memory. He will truly be missed by friends and acquaintances but none will miss him more than his loving family. God bless you all and keep you in the days to follow. Our prayers are with you always.

    Reply
  2. James A. Bonner

    Lee, Fredna and family; I am sorry to hear of your loss. I considered Melvin as a friend and spent many hours sitting and “solving the world’s ills” with him at the restaurant. I never saw him without a smile and friendly to all. Remember the good times.

    Reply
  3. Don Reed

    Brenda, please accept my sincere condolences during this difficult time.

    Reply
  4. The Book Inn

    Lee, Brenda and family Wanted to let you all know that you are in our thoughts. May God comfort you and give you strength at this time.

    Reply
  5. Kenneth and Bobbi McGee

    Brenda, Kenneth and I are so very sorry to hear about Melvin. We pray that God will be with you during this most difficult time in your lives. Kenneth and Melvin were such good friends in school and we both have fond memories of those days. It is always sad to hear of the passing of a classmate and friend. We pray for comfort for you and your family in the days to come.

    Reply
  6. Bennie Claridy (Sonny)

    Brenda, I am so very sorry for your loss.
    May the holy angles welcome Marvin into paradise: and may he have everlasting rest.

    Reply
  7. Pam crabtree

    Brenda,Lee and family
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to each of
    you at this most difficult time.

    Reply
  8. Gail Daniel Travis

    Brenda, I’m so very sorry to hear about Melvin. My condolences to you and your family.

    Reply
  9. Karen Gilliam

    Praying God’s mercy for the McAlister family today and in the days to come.

    Reply
  10. Tippy Ingram

    Whitley, I’m sorry for you to loose your granddaddy in light of expectations in yur family. May God Bless You and Bob!
    Tippy

    Reply
  11. John CAREY Mercier

    Brenda, I am so sorry to hear of Melvin’s passing. May God’s blessing be with you and your family. I knew both Melvin and you during my short senior year in Fayetteville. I was a classmate in 1959. When I graduated. I moved away and lost touch.

    Reply
  12. Barbara Faulkner

    I attended school with both, Melvin and Brenda, and have know their family for years. My condolences to his family.

    Reply
  13. Christina

    May you have peace of mind knowing that your loved one is no longer suffering. May these Bible scriptures bring you comfort and solace…1Corinthians 1:3,4 and John 5:28,29.

    Reply
  14. Debbie Kilpatrick Vessell

    I am so sorry for your loss. Brenda, you and your sweet family are on my heart and in my prayers.

    Reply
  15. Sandra Tucker Chunn

    Brenda, Lee, Amy and families – I was so saddened to hear of Melvin’s passing. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God comfort and bless each one of you in your time of healing.

    Reply
  16. Wanda Preston

    Brenda, My sincere sympathy is extended to you during this sad time. May God bless you and give you peace and comfort.

    Reply
  17. Chelsea Boyce and family

    McAlister and Ackels family your are in our thought s and prayers.

    Reply
  18. Steve & Nanette Tayloy

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you, Lee,and the rest of the family.

    Reply
  19. Wilma Muse

    Praying for God’s comfort for the McAlister family.

    Reply
  20. Ann Claborn

    My heart and prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. I have such good memories of our high school years and you and Melvin are such a big part of those fun years. May you find God’s peace and comfort now and in the days to come. Love, Ann Higgins Claborn

    Reply

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