Corine Wheeler, age 85, of Alma died Friday morning November 11th, 2011 at the Bacon County Hospital after an extended illness. She was a native of Jeff Davis County but had lived in Bacon County most of her life. She was daughter of the late Preston Matthews and Alene Googe Matthews and was also preceded in death by her husband Jim Wheeler, three brothers, Hubert, Lamar and Junior Matthews and a sister, Eloise Mattox. Corine was a member of the Alma First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Johnny Wheeler and wife Wanda of Alma, Jimmy Wheeler and wife Burdette of Brunswick, five grandchildren, Derrin Wheeler, Cam Wheeler both of Alma, Brent Wheeler of Athens, Holly White of Brunswick and Kelli Beverly of Adel. Also, nine great-grandchildren survive.
The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon between 2:00 and 3:00 P M with graveside services being conducted at 3:30 P M at Pinelawn Cemetery with Rev. Richard Johnson officiating.
Active pallbearers will be, Derrin, Cam and Brent Wheeler, Kevin White and Corey Beverly.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of all the arrangements