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PRINCETON — Alvin Lee "Doc" Beggs, 64, of Princeton, WV, died Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Princeton Community Hospital. Born February 25, 1952, in Bluefield, WV, he was the youngest son of the late Ben Bernard Beggs and the late Edna Lucille Hedrick Beggs.
He was known as "Doc" in his later years and as "Bean" in his early life. He was well educated and graduated several times. He graduated from Matoaka High School, from Concord College with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, from Marshall University with two Masters degrees—one in Psychology and one in Counseling, and from Ohio University with a PhD degree in Psychology specializing in the area of Physiological Psychology.
Alvin was an educator who taught at both ends of the educational spectrum. He taught at the elementary education level at Summerlee Elementary School in WV. He also taught at the university level at the school now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. There he attained the rank of Associate Professor of Psychology and was granted tenure. He also ran a home improvement business.
Throughout his life, Alvin enjoyed having many close friends from all walks of life. He shared their companionship and was known to help others in their times of need. He loved doing many things such as fishing the river, hunting the woods, boating the lake, riding his motorcycle, cooking Cajun style, growing vegetables in his garden, listening and dancing to music. He led a very social lifestyle and was known for having fun but was also an avid reader.
Alvin is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Charles Benjamin Beggs.
He is survived by his former wife, Kathleen Carson, of Lafayette, Louisiana, and their two daughters, Anna Lee, of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Lindsay Kathleen, of Shanghai, China. He is also survived by three sisters, Mary Ann Belcher and Eva Ernestine Beggs Lee of Princeton, WV, and Joyce Marie Beggs Mills of Charlotte, NC. In addition, he is survived by one nephew and five nieces and their children.
Alvin's family would like to thank two of his friends for helping during his recent time of need, Paul Gordon and Bob Reece.
In keeping with Alvin's wishes his body has been cremated. A time of visitation for family and friends to remember "Doc" will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton, WV. Casual attire recommended.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.seaverfuneralservice.com.
Published on March 2, 2017
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