Lorene Spence

September 5, 1917February 28, 2014

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. 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 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.


  • Graveside Service Monday, March 3, 2014

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April 8, 2014

Sue, I am so sad to learn of your mother's death. I have very fond memories of her as my third grade teacher at Brooklet Elementary School.
I know that her sweet smile and sunny disposition will be sorely missed.

Elinor Ludlam Carter

March 10, 2014

We hold fond and precious memories of Mrs. Lorene and Mr. Johnny from our years in Brooklet. She and he had a wonderful and lasting influence on their many students and the lives of all they touched. While saddened at her passing, we rejoice at her heavenly reunion with Mr. Johnny and those who have gone before. We pray God's blessings of love and peace to sustain your family now and in all the days ahead. Warren and Marilyn Williams

Sandra (Sparks)New

March 6, 2014

Sue, it has been many years since we last saw each other, but I wanted to extend my sincere sympathies to you and your family. I have known your Mom and Dad all of my life, and I really loved them. They lived across the street from my sweet Grandma, and it brought comfort to her just knowing that they were there. Cherish the memories, and they will always be close in your heart. With loving sympathy, Sandra(Sparks)New

Jane W. Channell

March 4, 2014

Sue, May God grant you much strength and comfort at this time. When I lost my Mom, God sent wonderful memories and dreams to mitigate the pain of her passing. (I also see her in the little faces of our grandchildren.) In quiet times, I am confident God will speak to you and give you great memories of your Mom. (Janie Williams, SEB Class of 1964)

Gail & Reese Smith

March 4, 2014

Sue, we were so sorry to hear about your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With Love, Gail & Reese

Linda Jernigan

March 2, 2014

Sue, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother, keeping you and your family in our prayers....two beautiful souls entered the gates of Heaven on the same day. I'm sure she an Mr. Godbee will be greeted with open arms and their lives celebrated by all who knew and loved you!

Will Avera

March 2, 2014

With Love and good memories. Will Avera and Bobby Allday