Mrs. Mary Edith Voss

1931 – 2018


Funeral Service for Mrs. Mary Edith Voss, 87, of Alexander City, Alabama, will be Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev. James Long, Rev. David Sherrell, and Rev. Scott Railey will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home.

Mrs. Voss passed away on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Goodwater Healthcare. She was born on October 13, 1931 in Tallapoosa County to Columbus Basil Nelson and Annie Elizabeth Reid Nelson. She was an active member of Hillabee Campground United Methodist Church. She was a fixture at the Hillabee Voting House where she worked as the Inspector for many years. Mrs. Voss Co-owned Voss General Merchandise with her husband, Ray, for 35 years. She loved working and the store and keeping up with her customers and the boys who worked there. She was a certified ceramic instructor and produced the trophies for the local archery club. Mrs. Voss loved her family and was proud of each one, especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren. For many years she prepared Tuesday Supper (her only day off) for all the family. In her retirement she enjoyed traveling all over the United States.

She is survived by her daughters, Dian Long (James) of Kellyton and Rosemary Brigham (Lyn) of Alexander City; three grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Ray Vernon Voss; her parents; son, Jerry Lynn Voss; sister, Helon Nelson Mann White; and brothers, Clarence Thomas “Buddy” Nelson, and Jessie L. Nelson.

The family will accept flowers or memorial contributions may be made to Hillabee Campground United Methodist Church, 8875 Hwy 63 North, Alexander City, AL 35010.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Vivian Reese, Mary Milam, and the caring staff at Goodwater Healthcare.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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