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Annie Rae Wallace

Annie Rae Wallace, 83, of Brookhaven, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2009.

Services were held Monday, Feb. 16, from Bethel United Methodist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Brookhaven Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was best known for her talents in quilting and crocheting. As owners and operators of Wallace Grocery, a small country store on Highway 84 west of Brookhaven, she and her husband spent many hours there supplying the needs of the community around them.

While he spent many hours working in his tire shop, she spent her time in the rocker crocheting and quilting. Many of her projects have been left behind for others to enjoy.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Climon A. Wallace; infant daughter, Sandra Ella; parents, Ben and Ever Thornton; grandsons, Rodney and Scott Crosby and William Heath Jones; four brothers; two sisters; and her son-in-law, Wilmer Crosby.

Survivors include: her children, Shirley Wallace Crosby, of Vidalia, La., Nell Wallace Jones and husband, Sonny, of Bolton, Polly Wallace Phillips and husband, Jimmy, of Crystal Springs, Climon E. Wallace and wife, Deborah, of Brookhaven, Alice Wallace Hall and husband, Quincy, of Brookhaven, and Raymond A. Wallace, of Brookhaven; 12 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Donations may be made to the Climon A. Wallace and Annie Rae Wallace Fund at Bethel United Methodist Church.

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