2013-03-13 / Obituaries


Charles Herbert Bethea Jr., 84, of Thomasville died March 5, 2013 at William F. Green State Veterans Home.

He was born June 12, 1928 in Orlando, FL. He was a member of Thomasville United Methodist Church. He served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War as a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a member of the VFW Post 5106 in Thomasville, Marine Corps League, P.L. Wilson Detachment #447 in Mobile. He was a retired plumber.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanette Lott Nichols Bethea, Thomasville; two sons, Herbie Alan (Angie) Bethea, Chilton, Daryl Bolen (Tracie) Bethea, Birmingham; one daughter, Valerie Bethea, Thomasville; two stepsons, Michael “Mike’ (Nicole) Nichols, Oklahoma City, OK, Eric Scott (Tanna) Nichols, Elizabethtown, KY; one stepdaughter, Michelle “Mitzi” (Jeff) Deas, Goodlettsville, TN; four grandchildren, Tristan Charles Bethea, Chilton, Alexandria Brook (Justin) McPherson, Tuscaloosa, Christopher Blakeney Bethea, Birmimgham, Nikki Knight (Andy) Robinson, Madison, MS; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Robinson, Stella Rose Robinson, both of Madison, MS, Natalie Bethea, Birmingham, James Alex McPherson, Tuscaloosa; four step-grandchildren, Eric Thomas (Deanna) Nichols, Yukon, OK, Cheryl Ann (Gilbert) Ayala, Ellenboro, NC, Jennifer Lynetta (Wrangler) Williams, Monroeville, Jason Ray Sigler, Toyoko Navel Base, Japan, Spencer (Loraine) Brothers, U.S. Navy; five step-great-grandchildren, Thomas Eugene Ayala, Cerria Rose Ayala, both of Ellenboro, NC, Nathan Williams, Gunter Williams, both of Monroeville, Zoey Ann Nichols, Yukon, OK.

The service was March 7 at 3 p.m. at the Thomasville United Methodist Church with Rev. George Sedberry officiating. Burial was in the Choctaw Corner Cemetery in Thomasville.

Active pallbearers were members of the Marie Corps League, P.L. Wilson Detachment in Mobile.

Honorary pallbearers were members of VFW Post 5106 in Thomasville and the Men of Thomasville United Methodist Church.

Memorials may be made to the Thomasville United Methodist Church, the American Cancer Society, or the Marine Corps League, P.L. Wilson Detachment #447 in Mobile, AL.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

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