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Alvergia E. Guyton

March 17, 2024

Alvergia Guyton Obituary

Alvergia Elizabeth Guyton was born on December 31, 1933, in Washington, D.C., to Orlando and Gladys Hobbs. She spent her childhood years in North Brentwood, Maryland where she flourished spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally in the fellowship of The First Baptist Church, Inc. and a supportive community of family and friends. She proudly graduated from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. where she was highly regarded as a young woman of integrity, academic focus, and style.

Although acceptance to Spelman College was a benchmark of her high school experience, Alvergia readily acknowledged that her introduction to James Stanley Guyton, Jr. was a defining moment in her life. Their courtship culminated in 69 years of devoted matrimony. She had dreamed of a life of travel, and her role as a military spouse afforded opportunities to experience life in Germany, Italy, Turkey, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Kansas, Texas, South Carolina, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Their union was blessed by the addition of a son, James Stanley Guyton, III (Stan), who was their pride and joy,

Alvergia deeply understood that military spouses held a unique and critical role in sustaining America’s strength and served her country well. Whether living abroad or stateside, she was admired for her civic leadership, compassion, grace, patriotism, gracious entertaining, and joie de vivre. She was instrumental in founding the North Brentwood Museum. During the Supreme Court’s deliberation of the status of the Peace Cross on Bladensburg Road, her views were sought and published in a full-page article in the Washington Post. She had much to say because her uncle, John Henry Seaburn, was memorialized on that monument. Most of all, Alvergia will be remembered as a Woman of God who sought to express God’s love through stewardship.

Alvergia passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 17.  She is preceded in death by her son James Stanley Guyton, III; parents; and siblings: Williston, Addison, John, and Orlando. She is survived by her loving husband, [Ret] Colonel James S. Guyton; nieces Carolyn Murray, Danielle Hobbs, Joyce Pierce, Malika Hobbs, Pamela Anderson, and Dr. Yvonne Hobbs- Allen; nephew John Hobbs, Jr.; sisters-in-law Dora Anne Taylor-Hobbs and Rev. LaVonne Hobbs; numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins and dear friends who will cherish her memory.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Alvergia Guyton’s memory may be made to The First Baptist Church, Inc. (4000 Wallace Road, North Brentwood, Maryland 20722)







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April 4, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of North Brentwood
4000 Wallace Road
North Brentwood, MD 20722

Video is available for this event

Celebration of Life
April 4, 2024

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of North Brentwood
4000 Wallace Road
North Brentwood, MD 20722

Video is available for this event

Interment at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date

Arlington National Cemetery
King Drive
Arlington, VA 22211


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