Ben Hill Brice

Graveside services for Ben Hill Brice, 88, are at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at Hopewell Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Burgess will officiate. Mr. Brice died Nov. 26 at his residence. Born Nov. 21, 1914 in Brooks County, he was a son of the late Effie Redding Brice and Charlie Oscar Brice. He was married to Pearl Burgess Brice who preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2002. He was retired from construction and self-employed farmer. He was a member of Harmony Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Ruth Brice of Quitman, Mae Miller of Barwick; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Brookie Brice, Perry Brice and Vann Brice; four sisters, Lillian Wood, Helen Chokanis, Ellen Holloway and Bonnie Davis. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 71341, Albany, Ga. 31708. The family may be contacted at the home of Kenneth Burgess, 1864 Hartsmill Rd., Pavo. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. -- Cobb Funeral Chapel

Irene Womble Lee

Graveside services for Irene Womble Lee, 90, Cairo, are at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002 at Pine Hill Cemetery, Cairo. The Rev. Tommy Willis and the Rev. Harold Combs will officiate. Active pallbearers are Mario Petrirena, Rex Shiver, Clay Reichert, Jeffrey Williams, Vic Lee and Tyler Lee. Mrs. Lee died Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Camellia Gardens, Thomasville. Born Nov. 10, 1912 in Grady County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Hattie Mae Moss Womble. She was a lifetime resident of Grady County, homemaker and member of Pine Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Ira Lee Sr. of Cairo, whom she married on Feb. 2, 1933; son and daughter-in-law, Sonny and Natholyn Lee of Cairo; daughters and sons-in-law, Billie and Carroll Williams of Cairo, Ann and Charles Shupe of Tampa, Fla., Martha and Gordon Clyatt of Cairo; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Grover Womble of Bainbridge, Mrs. Leslie Womble of Cairo; grandchildren, Susan Petrirena, Teresa Shiver, Jeffrey Williams, Vic Lee, Angela Simmons, Tyler Lee, Mandy Reichert; great-grandchildren, Bryan Shiver, Lee Williams, Gregory Petrirena, Megan Williams, Sam Simmons, Josh Simmons, Hugh Russell Lee, Maykala Lee, Taylor Lee, Will Reichert and Ben Reichert. Memorials may be made to Camellia Gardens of Life Care, 804 S. Broad St., Thomasville, Ga. 31792 or Pine Hill Baptist Church, 112 Pine Circle S.W., Cairo, Ga. 39828. -- Clark Funeral Home

Vallie Mae Fallin Willis

Services for Vallie Mae Fallin Willis, 90, Thomasville, were held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002 at Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home with the Rev. Daniel Tomberlin officiating. Interment followed at Big Ochlocknee Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Bob Fallin, Ben Fallin, Glynn Willis, Perry Benton, Jerry Willis and Eugene Fallin. Mrs. Willis died Sunday, Nov. 24 at Hospitality Care Nursing Center. Born May 12, 1912 in Thomas County, she was the daughter of the late A.C. (Pat) Fallin and the late Minnie Lee Robinson Fallin. She attended school in Coolidge, was married to the late Hobson Willis, who preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1977, was a homemaker and was a member of Dawson Street Baptist Church. Survivors include brother and sister-in-law, L.H. (Pat) Fallin of Havana, Fla.; sister, Dr. LaRue Hubbard of Phoenix, Ariz.; half-brothers, Joe Fallin of Thomasville, Aubrey Fallin of Dublin, William Fallin of Palm City, Fla.; half-sister, Montez Watson of Thomasville; niece, Sandra Benton of Thomasville; and several other nieces and nephews. -- Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home


Herbert Barnes, 77, Lakeland, Fla., and formerly of Thomasville died Sunday. Local survivors include his daughter, Hattie Barnes Ratliff; sister-in-law, Nadine Barnes; and aunt, Martha Graham. -- Hadley's Funeral Home

Clarence Gurley died Wednesday at Grady General Hospital in Cairo. -- Weston's Funeral Home

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