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Obituary of Horace “Alvin” Sublett

Horace “Alvin” Sublett, of Belleville, KS, formerly of Thaxton, VA, passed away on May 22, 2014 at the Belleville Health Care Center, Belleville, KS at the age of 84 years, 2 months, and 5 days. He was born March 17, 1930 in Roanoke, VA, the son of Horace B. and Dollie (St. Clair) Sublett.
Alvin was a farmer and cattleman in Virginia and also worked at the Springlake Sale Barn. He had partial blindness since birth, but he was a successful farmer and loved doing it.
He was united in marriage to Cleo Blankenship and to this union was born: Ivan and Angela. The couple made their home in Virginia for many years. They moved in recent years to Belleville, KS to be near their son, Ivan.
Alvin was a member of the Southern Baptist Church and the Cattle Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Ivin Sublett, and two sisters, Mickey Adkins and Lura Fralin.
He is survived by his wife, Cleo Sublett of Belleville, KS, one son Ivan (Sara) Sublett of Scandia, KS; one daughter, Angela Marie Sublett of Belleville, KS; two grandchildren, Ethan and Erica Sublett of Scandia, KS; one sister Louise Madison of Richmond, VA; two nieces, Carolyn Fralin of Rocky Mount, VA and Barbara Fralin of Nashville, TN, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at the Bachelor –Surber Memorial Chapel, Belleville, KS with Pastor Mike Samples, officiating.
Interment will be at the Belleville Cemetery, Belleville, KS
Visitation will be from One PM until Nine PM on Monday at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, where the family will greet friends from 6 PM until 7 PM on Monday.
Memorials are suggested to the Belleville Health Care Center.
Online condolences and information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


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