Lorene Avera Spence, 96, of Brooklet, wife of the late John Franklin Spence, passed away Friday, February 28, 2014 in Summit Place Nursing Center in Anderson, SC.
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Lorene was born in Wrens, GA September 5, 1917 to the late W. G. Avera and Plexie Stapleton Avera and was preceded in death by her brother, J. A. Avera and sister, Irene Avera Starr.
Mrs. Spence graduated from Georgia State College for Women, where she received a degree in Home Economics. During her teaching career she taught Home Economics and fourth grade in Rentz, Stilson and Brooklet. She was a member of Brooklet First Baptist Church for many years and was a member of the Bulloch County Retired Teachers Association and the Brooklet Canasta Club.
She is survived by daughter, Sue Spence Seabolt and her husband, James E. (Jim) of Anderson, SC; grandchildren, Ellen Seabolt Cochran and her husband, Chip, of Augusta; Kathy Seabolt Fitzhugh and her husband, Chris of Columbia, SC; great-grandchildren, Andrew Spence Cochran, Elizabeth Grace Cochran, Sally Anne Fitzhugh and Virginia Elizabeth Fitzhugh, sister, Barbara Whitaker of Wrens; nephews, Brian Whitaker and William Avera; great nieces Katie Whitaker and Shelby Whitaker.
Graveside funeral service will be held 11:30 AM Monday, March 3, 2014 in Brooklet City Cemetery with Reverend Wes Moye officiating.
Please visit our on-line memorial at www.hodgesmoore.com to sign the on-line guest book and share fond memories with the Spence family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brooklet United Methodist Church P.O. Box 296, Brooklet, GA 30415 or the John F. Spence Agriculture Scholarship Fund, C/O Southeast Bulloch High School, 9184 Brooklet-Denmark Hwy, Brooklet, GA 30415.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
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