Alvin Edward Mull, 85, of Oak Dr in Alturas, FL, and formerly of Drexel Rd., Morganton, died Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at the Terrace Hospice House in Lakeland, FL following a period of declining health. He was born October 17, 1923 in Burke County, and was a son of the late Carl Edward Mull and Lola Deal Mull. Alvin served in the US Army during World War II, and was a member of the Morganton Seventh Day Adventist Church. He retired from the Burke County school system as a bus driver, and then drove a truck for Jack’s Cookies for 20 years.Alvin is survived by a son, Mike Mull and wife, Lucy of Alturas, FL; grandchildren, David and Sharon; a brother, Howard S. Mull and wife, Eva; sisters, Lucy Barger and husband, Ray, Beatrice Hensley and husband, Jack, and Rebecca Mull and husband, Howard J. Mull; an aunt, Bessie Mull; uncles, Jessie Deal and John Deal; in-laws, Betty Stillwell and her daughter, Delesa, Lillian Stillwell, Emily and Loren Shaw, Dot and Jay Davis, and Willa Mae Baumgardner; and a number of nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Dessie Evelyn Stilwell Mull; and a brother, Rawlin L. Mull.Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 13, 2009 in the Colonial Chapel of Sossoman Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Sheridan officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Burke Memorial Park with military graveside rites by the Valdese American Legion Post #234.

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