Avelina Alvarez, 94, of Signal Mountain, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Max M. Alvarez in 2011. Surviving relatives: sons, Robert "Bob" (Charlene) Alvarez, of Stone Mountain, Ga., Dr. Richard (Marsha) Alvarez, of Signal Mountain; grandchildren, Dr. Amy Alvarez (Dr. Samer) Cabbabe, Ashley Alvarez (Major Ryan) Pearce, Courtney Alvarez (Capt. Kirk) Henry; great-grandchildren, Parker Grady Cabbabe, Morgan Blair Cabbabe, Penelope Hattie Pearce, Cayden Grace Henry, Wyatt Alvarez Henry, Madison Hope Henry; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Mark Love, officiating. Please visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of condolence with the family. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to Caris Healthcare, 5959 Shallowford Road, Suite 551, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road.