From the AJC, 10 Apr 2007
WINDER, Ga. - Gene Albea, 79, of Winder, husband of Johnnie Verleen Stowe Albea, died April 8, 2007. Born in Greenwood County, S.C., he was a son of the late Melvin Anderson Albea and Elsie Lucille (Lindsay) Albea. He was a member of Winder First Baptist Church, a World War II Army veteran and retired from Walton Clothes. Survivors include his wife of Winder; a son and daughter-in-law, Doyle and Donna Albea of Jefferson, Ga.; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Jimmy Purvis of Greenwood, S.C.; grandsons, Andy and Christina Albea of Jefferson, Ga., Michael Albea of Japan and James Purvis of Greenwood, S.C.; great-grandchildren, Alex and Chloe Albea of Jefferson, Ga. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, at Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel. The Rev. Donnie Pennington will officiate. Interment will be in Barrow Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Building Fund, 625 Jefferson Highway, Winder, GA 30680."