Lavon “Mema” Hunt, 86 of Princeton, passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at her home.

She was born September 12, 1927 in Pike County to Rex H. and Ada (White) Masters.

She had worked at the former J. C. Penney store in Princeton and then worked with her husband, at the former Hunt’s Home and Hardware Center in Princeton. Lavon loved to travel with her family and enjoyed crafts, flowers and playing cards; she was also a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking and spending time with family. She was a caregiver to many family members and devoted 28 years of her life to the care of her husband, Scottie J. Hunt who preceded her in death in 2003. She was a former gray lady in the school system. She was a member of First General Baptist Church in Princeton and the Live Wire Sunday School class there. 

Lavon is survived by her 4 children, Steve Hunt of Gainesville, FL, Michael Dean (Yvonne) Hunt of Princeton, Nila (Charles) Robling and Kathy (Bob) Ritcheson of Hazleton; 8 grandchildren, Jack, Tracy, Stephanie, Michael, Alex, Paul, Nathan and B. J.; 12 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Gordon Masters of Florida, Bill Masters of Hazleton and Jack Masters of Vincennes; 1 sister, Ruth Laidle of Vincennes; 3 special sisters-in-law, Mary Lou (Jimmie) Watkins of Wheeling, Nora Mae Hunt of Princeton and Elma Elliott of Petersburg; several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers, Earl M. and Bob M. Masters and 1 sister, Oleva Hunter. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton, with Pastor Brad Keenan officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Mt. Olympus.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home.