TUSCALOOSA | Treva Smith, eighty-five years young, went to heaven on March 17, 2015, dying at home
surrounded by the family who loved her so very much. Services will be held at Tuscaloosa Memorial
Chapel Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 20th. Reverends Billy Gray and Dan Brown will be
conducting the service. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m.
Treva was born in Vina, Alabama and moved to Tuscaloosa when she was sixteen years old. She was a
graduate of Tuscaloosa High School and the University of Alabama. She taught physical education at
Tuscaloosa County High for 27 years, and sponsored the cheerleaders for 22 years without missing a single
football or basketball game. She loved every student she ever taught and her cheerleaders were like
daughters to her.
Treva was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Bessie Alverson and her brothers, Roy Lee and
Luther Boyce Alverson.
She is survived by her devoted husband of sixty-four years, Richard Mac Smith and her daughter Laura.
She is also survived by a close and loving extended family including her sister-in-law, Vivian Alverson;
nephews, Don (Sherri) and Roy Mack (Karin) and Gary (Benita) Alverson and nieces, Bonnie Few and
Sharon (John) Mizelle; and many great-nephews, nieces and cousins.
Treva loved God and her family and she loved to have fun. She loved to play games, swim, and fish, sew,
grow tomatoes and cheer for the Crimson Tide. She loved people and people loved her.
Pallbearers will be Gary Alverson, Ryan Alverson, John Mizelle, Ken Swindle, Ray Broughton and Reggie
Honorary pallbearers are Don Alverson, Roy Mack Alverson, Steven Alverson, Ken Cheek, the Friday
night supper club and members of her Sunday school class.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Northridge Baptist Church.
Published in The Tuscaloosa News on Thursday, March 19, 2015.