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Alva Worthington, 88, Accokeek

Alva Worthington, 88, of Accokeek died Oct. 5, 2012, at home.

Born Oct. 19, 1923, in Ashland, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Elliot Daniels and the late Virgie Wheeler Daniels.

Family was the center of her life. She was their rock and shining star. She was always willing to help everyone.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two great-grandsons; three brothers; two sisters; and her husband of 65 years, Jack Worthington.

She is survived by her children, Katherine Griffin of Accokeek, Jack and his wife, Sue Worthington of Bend, Ore., Virginia and her husband, John Cowart of Jacksonville, Fla., Daniel and his wife, Linda Worthington of Oscoda, Mich., Jeffrey and his wife, Carol Worthington of Accokeek, Mark and his wife, Beckie Worthington of Monument, Colo., and Eric Worthington of Redwood City, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many other relatives.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Faith United Methodist Church, Accokeek. The Rev. George Aist will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith United Methodist Church Outreach Ministry, 15769 Livingston Road, Accokeek, MD 20607 or Prince George’s Master Gardeners, c/o Ester Mitchell, Maryland Cooperative Extension Prince George’s County, 6707 Groveton Drive, Clinton MD 20735.

Arrangements are being handled by Thornton Funeral Home, Pomonkey.