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Alice Currier Spradlin

Born: Tue., Jan. 23, 1945
Died: Tue., May 15, 2018

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., May 19, 2018
Location: Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home

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Alice C. Spradlin

     Alice Currier Spradlin, 73, of Scottsville, passed away on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  The illness that took her life affected both her mind as well as her body, but did not defeat her spirit or her willingness to fight against the disease and pain. 

     She was born on January 23, 1945 in Charlottesville, a daughter of the late John and Rosa Currier.

     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a nephew, Scotty Spradlin; brother-in-law, Wesley Smith; great nephew, Brian Moore Spradlin; and her brother-in-law, Richard "Dickie" Spradlin.   It's important to know how devoted Alice was to the family members that went before her.  Through the trying times of her parents' illness, Alice was working a full time job at the University of Virginia, as well as providing them daily support and strength.  Her nephew, Scotty will be remembered as the "little man" who nicknamed her "Big Al".  Brian was the son of Denise and Earl Spradlin, whom Alice watched grow from a boy to a young man, but lost his own battle at too young an age.  Wesley Smith, married to her sister, Mary Anne, will be remembered as the man who took her to see "Elvis" in Concert.  Dickie Spradlin, brother to Fuzzy, was always stopping in to enjoy a plate of food that Alice could prepare almost effortlessly. 

     The family members that are present now and who will miss her greatly include:  her beloved husband of 54 years, Herbert "Fuzzy" Spradlin; her only child, Reeva of Fairfax; her sisters, Joyce Smith and husband, Joe of Scottsville and Mary Anne Smith, of Warrenton;   brothers-in-law: Duck Spradlin and wife, Peggy and Wallace Spradlin and wife, Judy all of Scottsville; a sister-in-law, Shirley Haislip of Woodridge; nieces and nephews: Glenn Spradlin, Earl Spradlin and wife, Denise, Fonda Herring and husband, Dennis, Shawn Spradlin, Deborah "Snooks" Smith, Wayne Smith, and Mary "Sugar" Smith. In Charlottesville there is a special cousin, Jeannette May, who has been especially supportive during this last year; and an uncle, Bill Currier. 

     Alice will be remembered as a hard worker, an excellent cook, a generous hostess, and a loving friend.  Her career spanned over 30 years with the University of Virginia, where she held various jobs such as Business Office Clerk, Pink Ladies Gift Shop Attendant, and Office Assistant at Newcomb Dining Hall.  Her spare time was spent caring for her family, supporting the community of Woodridge, enjoying TV shows, and sitting outside enjoying her home.  Alice would rather give than receive, listen rather than talk, and fix rather than ruin. However, towards the end of her life, Alice actually allowed those fortunate enough to hear her views on politics, to hear her tell a joke, and to even share space in her kitchen (the center of her home) and cook them a meal.

     A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Thacker Brothers Scottsville Funeral Home by Pastor Randy Golladay.  Interment will follow in Monticello Memory Gardens in Charlottesville.

     Family and friends may share memories and photos at www.thackerbrothers.com.

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Georgianna Schallenberger
   Posted Thu May 17, 2018
May you find peace and comfort in the love of those who care about you.

Janice Coles
   Posted Thu May 17, 2018
I attended high school with crazy Reva. I later realized where she got that great personality, when I worked with Alice. She was a genuine good person. I truly missed her in my final years at UVA.

   Posted Fri May 18, 2018
I’m so sorry about passing of Alice she such a nice person my god bless her family during this difficult time

Linda Payne
   Posted Fri May 18, 2018
I am sorry for your loss. May the love of those around you, help you through the days to come.
Linda Payne

Ann R. Parr
   Posted Fri May 18, 2018
Reeva and Family. Alice was one of my very first friends when I started working in the old Business Office at UVa Hospital. We had so many great conversations about everything. I watched you grow up and enjoyed listening to Alice talking about your love of sports and of her love for you. She was a wonderful co-worker and she would always bake me my favorite cake for my birthday each year. ( An amazing strawberry cake ) She was a wonderful, caring person and a pleasure to know. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Milton and Irene Stargell
   Posted Fri May 18, 2018
We are thinking of all of the family at this time of loss. May you find peace knowing she is in a better place now.

   Posted Sat May 19, 2018
I’m sorry so to hear the passing of Alice is was very sweet and nice lady I’m god wrap his arm around her family during this difficult time

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