Alice Godbee Rhodes

September 19, 1920 ~ June 9, 2010 (age 89)

Alice Wynn Godbee Rhodes, age 89, of Crawfordville, GA, died Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Saint Joseph''s at East Georgia in Greensboro. A lifelong resident of Taliaferro County, she was born on September 19, 1920 to the late Clifford Franklin Godbee and Martha Addie Lunceford. She graduated from Alexander Stephens Institute and went to work for Union Manufacturing in Union Point as a looper. In 1950 she married William Raymond "Billy" Rhodes Jr. who preceded her in death on September 17, 2003. She helped on the Rhodes farm and later worked as a teacher''s aid for Taliaferro County School in the early 1980''s. She was a faithful member of Margaret''s Grove Baptist Church where she taught Beginners Sunday School Class. Alice enjoyed quilting, gardening and fishing.

In addition to her husband, Billy Rhodes Jr., she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Alice Gail Rhodes on January 14, 1953; her siblings, John Godbee, Ernest Godbee, Wilbur Godbee, Alvin Godbee and two infants that died at birth. She is survived by a daughter, Ellen R. Fennell and husband Glynn of Crawfordville, GA; a son, W. Ronald Rhodes and wife Kathy of Griffin, GA; two sisters, Pat Webb of Crawfordville, GA and Corine Godbee of Crawfordville, GA; grandchildren, Ron Fennell and wife Theresa of Bella Vista, AR, Donna Fennell and husband Lee Reeves of Millen, GA and Kaitlyn Rhodes of Griffin, GA; great grandchildren, Jacob Fennell, Zachary Reeves and Riley Reeves.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Margaret''s Grove Baptist Church, 1791 Margarets Grove Road, Crawfordville, GA 30631 with Rev. Tommy Hammond officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Marion Godbee, Dennis Godbee, Eddie Godbee, Ernest "Buddy" Godbee, Albert Burt and Pete Roberts. Serving as honorary pallbearers are all members of Law Enforcement. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday night at Callaway Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to Margaret''s Grove Baptist Church, c/o Ellen R. Fennell, 2232 Jordan Place Rd. SW, Crawfordville, GA 30631. Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes St., Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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