JOHNSTON – Funeral Services for Mr. Alvin Rhett Quarles, Sr, 89, will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 11 o’clock at Johnston United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Bland Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6- 8 pm.
Mr. Quarles, a native of Edgefield County, died Saturday, April 21, 2012. He was a son of the late Martin Luther and Betty Bledsoe Quarles. Mr. Quarles attended Bethlehem Community School and graduated from Johnston High School. After serving in World War II in the United States Army Air Corps as a flight engineer for B17 and B24 bombers, he was employed at Milliken’s Johnston Plant and retired in 1982. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for over sixty years and was also a member of the Johnston Lion’s Club. He was a member of Johnston United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his son: Dr. Glenn Richard Quarles and wife Patricia of Kingsport, TN; daughter in law: Wanda Delaine Eargle Quarles of Talking Rock, GA; grandchildren: Michael Anthony Quarles, Christopher Rhett Quarles, Virginia Leigh Quarles Moore, Glenn Richard Quarles, Jr. and George Ernest Quarles; great grandchildren: Preston Everett Quarles, Parker Avery Quarles, and Pierce Isaac Quarles.
He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty years, Evia Mae Eccles Quarles; a son, Alvin Rhett Quarles, Jr. and a great grandson, Palmer Demitri Quarles.
Memorials may be made to Johnston United Methodist Church Building Fund. P. O. Box 186, Johnston, SC 29832 or Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Highway 121, Johnston, SC 29832.