ALVA ROYCE "LAVOICE" KIM, 73, died on Jan. 21, 1998,
in Abilene, TX,ith burial at the Old Dublin Memorial
Park in Dublin, TX.
Mr. Kim was born in Thurber, TX & attended Ranger High
School in the Class of 1943 at Ranger, TX but graduated
from Eliasville High School. He served with the U.S.
Army Air Corps during World War II and moved to Hamlin
in 1953 from Eastland. He worked as a plant operator
for PETCO Oil Co., formerly T&P Oil, until retiring in
1983. He was a member of Four Winds Motorcycle Club,
Calico Kickers Square Dance Club & First Baptist Church
and was the widower of Mildred LaBaume Kim, whom he
married in 1946 in Ranger.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Stacy L. Kim
Survivors at the time of his death include a longtime
companion, Elsie Ammons of Hawley; four daughters, Paula
McMinn of Abilene, Connie Somers of Norman, OK, and Jamie
Collins and Judy Acklin, both of Hamlin; his mother,
Louise Cowan Kim Kelley of Eastland; one brother, Noel
Kim (RHS-1953) of Eastland; seven grandchildren; & two