Edward Lewis “Cecil” Lee, 95, of Alma, passed away peacefully at his residence Tuesday, June 18, 2019, after a short illness. 

A son of David Lemuel Lee and Euna Jane Gorday Lee, he was born May 7, 1924, in Bacon County. He was preceded in death by his wives Barbara Jeannine Drummond Lee and Joan Wood Lee; brother Gerald Lee and sister, Betty Harper. He was a deacon and long-time treasurer at First Baptist Church here in Alma. He was a past member and supporter of the VFW and American Legion as well as a long-time director at the Alma Exchange Bank. He was also an Alma City Councilman a number of years ago. He was a World War II veteran having served in the European Theater as a member of the 163rd Engineer Combat Battalion with the U. S. Third Army.

Survivors include his children, John Lee (Joyce), Blackshear, David Lee (Kay), Alma and Linda Sweat (Charles), Blackshear; sister, Gloria Anderson, Tavares, FL; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 21, from the Alma First Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Johnson and Dr. Ron Sweatt officiating. 

Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Michael Lee, Dave Lee, Andy Lee, Brentz Sweat, John E. Lee, Will Harvey, Bert Williams and Brad Linton. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Caregivers Sandra Peacock, Sue Smith, Lynn Nails, Pam Starling, Dawn Starling and all others in attendance. 

In lieu of flowers you may send remembrances to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 201 North Church Street, Alma, GA 31510. 

Crosby Funeral Home of Alma is in charge of arrangements.

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