Alvin Billy Coleman, 49, Selma, died Jan. 1, 2001, at home.

He was born Sept. 10, 1951, in Herrin, Ill.

He moved to the Illinois Valley in 1979, from Martinez, Calif.

Mr. Coleman was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors are his wife Carol Coleman, Brookings; mother Neva Coleman, West Frankford, Ill.; sons Nakia and Nicholas Coleman, both of Bend; brother John Coleman, Colorado; sisters Vickie Bader, Pennsylvania; Jane Hopper, Illinois.

Also surviving are five grandchildren.

To offset funeral costs, donations may be made in his name to Carol Coleman, P.O. Box 6584, Brookings, OR 97415.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clausens Illinois Valley Funeral Home.