2013-01-23 / Obituaries


Bobbie Jean Benton Best, 79, of Thomasville, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Thomasville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness with Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s. She was born July 5, 1933. 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 was the wife of James Richard Best, Thomasville, 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, Riverside, TX; two daughters, Teri Best (Frank) Dukes, Opelika, Dr. Daveta Best (Dr. Frank) Dozier, Thomasville; one sister, Ernestine Benton Buffington, Pennington, TX; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The service was Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Thomasville Baptist Church with Revs. Ty Parten and Mark McCullough to officiate. Burial was at Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church in Woodville, TX on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.

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, and Clell L. “Tut” Benton; four sisters, Ruby Page, Mildred Lee, Lois Dominy, and Audrey Durham.

Active Pallbearers were Buddy Bedwell, Bob Casey, Henry Dunagan, Pete Harris, David Nelson, Paxton Pruitt, Pete Sheehan and Shelly Webb.

Honorary Pallbearers were the members of the T.E.L/Elect Ladies Sunday School Class and the Alabama Charter #36 United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Memorials may be made to Thomasville Baptist Church Guatemala Children’s Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 159, Thomasville, AL 36784.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.


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