Bobbie Jean Best

Bobbie Jean Benton Best age 79 of Thomasville, AL died Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness with Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s. Mrs. Best was a former accounting secretary. She was a member of Thomasville Baptist Church, a member of the Woodville Reading Club, and the Alabama Charter #36 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was director of the New Bethel Baptist Associational Women’s Missionary Union in 1982. Her passion was her family, flowers, and assisting her husband in mission work both in the states and abroad. Bobbie is the wife of James Richard Best of Thomasville, AL, who was retired as Director of Missions for Bethlehem and Pine Barren Baptist Associations and most recently Associate Pastor at Thomasville Baptist Church. She is also survived by son, James Timothy Milton Best of Riverside, TX; 2 daughters, Teri Best (Frank) Dukes of Opelika, AL; Dr. Daveta Best (Dr. Frank) Dozier of Thomasville, AL; sister, Ernestine Benton Buffington of Pennington, TX; 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Visitation will be held at O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at Thomasville Baptist Church on Wednesday, January 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm with Rev. Ty Parten and Rev. Mark McCullough officiating. Burial will be at Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville, AL. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist church Woodville, TX on Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm. She was preceded in death by her parents, David W. and Corrie Standley Benton, her twin brother, Clayton Dean “Motor” Benton, brothers, Norris Benton, David Weston Benton,& Clell L. “Tut” Benton; 4 sisters, Ruby Page, Mildred Lee, Lois Dominy, and Audrey Durham. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Thomasville Baptist Church Guatemala Children’s Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 159, Thomasville, AL 36784. Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville, AL.

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