2009-06-17 / Obituaries


Mrs. Mary Wheeler Bivings, age 92, of Donalsonville who passed away Thursday, June 4, 2009 at her residence.

Grave side services were held on Saturday, June 6, at 10:00 a.m. at Friendship Cemetery in Donalsonville with Rev. Kirk Loyless and Dr. Raymond Guterman officiating.

Pallbearers were Jeremy Burke, Brad Trawick, Brown Moseley, Buzz Guterman, Brett Guterman, and Dr. Charles O. Walker.

Mrs. Bivings was born in Iron City on March 28, 1917 to the late Raymond and Lola Alday Wheeler. She was a member of Friendship United Methodist Church. Mrs. Bivings may be best remembered for owning and operating Bivings Department Store for 45 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Betsy Kelley and her husband Grover of Donalsonville; three grandchildren, Vince Kelley and his wife Sloane, Maribeth Burke and her husband Jeremy, and Kathryn Trawick and her husband Brad all of Donalsonville; five great-grandchildren, Jo- Beth Kelley, MaryKate Kelley, Jeb Burke, Tanner Trawick, and Jordan Trawick. .

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Lola Alday Wheeler; her husband, C.L. "Windy" Bivings; and a sister, Nell Wheeler Guterman.

Evans-Skipper Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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