Alvis Eugene Street

Thursday, December 4, 2003

Born 3-24-1923 -- Died 11-25-2003

Alvis Eugene Street, 80, of Cave City, Ark., died Nov. 25, 2003, in Cave City. He was the son of Eagle Norris Street and Hazel Meacham Street. He was a veteran of World War II serving as a sergeant in the United States Army. He served in both the 3rd and 7th Army and spent 18 months in Germany with the Headquarters and Headquarters Artillery Battalion of the 14th Armored Division.

He was co-owner and founder of Street Motor Company in Cave City, established in 1949 and in Batesville in 1955. He remained an owner and manager for 16 years.

In 1963, he joined Cooper Communities in Cherokee Village as a salesman and advanced to vice president in charge of home construction. He retired in 1985, to become President and CEO of the Bank of Cave City, where he remained until he retired in March of 1997. Street was a member of the Bank of Cave City Board of Directors for 52 years, serving as chairman for 18 years, a member of the board of the First National Banking Company in Ash Flat for 31 years. He served on the board of the Cave City Nursing Home for over 16 years, and was a member of the board of Ozark Woodland Owner's Associa-tion. He was active in Cave City Kiwanis Club, Sharp County Historical Society, Indepen-dence County Civil War Round Table and was a member of the Happiness Is Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village.

Survivors are his wife of 57 years, Avondale Morris Street; five children -- Rebecca Beller of Ash Flat, Morris Street of Cherokee Village, Judy Cooke of Bradford, Bruce Street, of Batesville, and Scott Street of Duncan, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a stepmother, Retha Street of Calamine; a sister, Margie Pattersen of Cave City and Napa, Calif.; a brother, James E. Street of Batesville; and a stepbrother, Jim Baxter of Calamine.

The funeral was Nov. 29 at First United Methodist Church of Cave City.

A graveside Miliary service was held at Morris Family Cemetery near Pleasant Plains

Memorials preferred to the Old Independence Regional Museum, P.O. Box 4506, Batesville, AR 72501 or First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village Building Fund, 14 Choctaw Center, Cherokee Village, AR 72529.