GRAHAM — Graveside services for Bernice “Bea” Cathrine (Rozzell) Spencer, 90, formerly of Graham are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, February 8, 2016, at the Graham Cemetery with the Rev. JR Townley officiating. Services are under the direction and care of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.
Bernice was born Nov. 2, 1935, at Alma to the late F. Charles Vester Rozzell  and Emma Bell (Jonas) Rozzell. She departed this life Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at her home in Gainesville,Texas.
Bernice was raised in Alma, attending school there where she enjoyed playing on the basketball team. As a teenager she moved with her family to California following work during the dust bowl days. There she worked as a concession attendant and soon met her soon to be husband, John Henry Spencer, who originally was from Milo. They moved back to the Graham area and soon were united in marriage on February 17, 1945, at Healdton. John worked in the Oil patch while Bea was employed for the Pants factories. She retired from the Marietta Pants Factory in 1973.
Bernice enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting, sewing and crocheting.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband. John Henry Spencer. Feb. 10, 2002; daughter, Linda Carriker, March 29, 2002; and a granddaughter, Karen Smith, Dec. 13, 2010.
Survivors include her son, Don Spencer and wife, Darless of Gainesville, Texas; son-in-law, Frank Carriker of Wilson; 10 grandchildren, Johnnye, Kathy, Wesley, Jeffery, Lisa, Tiffany, Dawn, Trinity, Dollitta and Shamus; 34 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
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