age 77, passed away Friday, January 29, 2021 at Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro. Funeral services were held at Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Hytop Holiness Church. Bro. James “Totchie” Mc Lain and Bro. Todd Davis officiated. Burial followed at Hytop Cemetery.
Mrs. Avans is survived by her granddaughters, Tabitha Clark and Erica (Jason) Shepherd; grandson, Adam Trotman; son-in-law, Chris Peek; great-grandchildren, Brady Clark, Aiden Clark, Prudence Shephard, Gracelynn Martin, Harmony Shephard, Ashton Trotman and Jameson Shephard; sisters, Annie Lenox and Lillie Maples; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Avans; daughter, Deborah Peek; parents, Mack and Lyda Brown; sisters, Dorothy Brown, Lois Oden and Rhee Smith; brothers, James (Bunk), Lester (Snooks), Jimmy, Ollie, Buddy, Dewey (Bodie), Billy and Dale Brown.