May 3, 2005: Headlines: Obituaries: COS - Eastern Caribbean: Birmingham News: Eastern Caribbean RPCV Ovelle T. Kent dies in Alabama

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Eastern Caribbean RPCV Ovelle T. Kent dies in Alabama

Eastern Caribbean RPCV  Ovelle T. Kent dies in Alabama

Eastern Caribbean RPCV Ovelle T. Kent dies in Alabama

Ovelle T. Kent

Birmingham News
Birmingham, Ala.
May 3, 2005

KENT, OVELLE T., went to be with the Lord on April 29, 2005. Born on a her Father's farm on a blistery New Years Day, she was delivered by an intoxicated doctor who was late and said his horses kept pulling the buggy off the slick road. Orphaned by age two, both parents succumbed to the influenza virus that swept the Nation in the early 1920's. On her death bed, Ovelle's Mother made arrangements for her and her sister to be placed in Odd Fellow's Orphanage in Cullman, now known as New Child Haven. Ovelle worked her way thru High School and College, attended Athens Teacher's College and the University of Alabama, received a scholarship to the University of Virginia and attained a Master's Degree in Biology. She taught school for thirty-six years and was a Charter Professor at Jefferson State Community College. After retirement, she and husband John volunteered for two years in the Peace Corps, serving their fellow man on the Caribbean Island of St. Martinique. She was a devout Christian, member of Westwood Baptist Church for the past forty-two years, she touched many lives and was always willing to help the less fortunate whom she understood by being one herself. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Davis Kent; son, Jerald Ross Kent, Sr.; brother, Zelton Theodore Tumlin; and sister, Dorothy Tumlin Prince.

She is survived by a son, Johnny Davis (Bonnie) Kent, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Linda Kent Ellis; grandsons, Jerald Ross (Bridget) Kent and Leland Ross Kent; great-grandchildren, Richie Anthony. Nicholas Martin, and Maddalyn (Maddie) Rose Kent and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at Bell Funeral Home, Forestdale. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at Bell Funeral Home, Forestdale Chapel, with burial in Pine Bluff Cemetery. Dr. Cecil Sewell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Child Haven, in Cullman, AL. Bell Funeral Home, Forestdale Directing

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