A.E. ‘Dutch’ Avants, 86, of May, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, in Care Inc. Nursing Home in Early.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at May First Baptist Church with Pastor Pate officiating.

Burial will follow at Gouldbusk Cemetery under direction of Heartland Funeral Home of Early.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, at the funeral home.