2017-05-17 / Other News

Weston Lee


First Lt. Weston Cecil Lee, 25, of Bluffton, Ga., died April 29, 2017, in Mosul, Iraq, from injuries suffered from stepping on a land mine. His body lay in state during a visitation held at Weston’s home church, Ft. Gaines United Methodist Church, Friday, May 12, 2017, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. EDT. A memorial service was held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 2 p.m. EDT in Mangham Auditorium of Early County High School. The funeral will follow at a later date in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. The memorial service was officiated by Pastor Martin Loyley, Capt. Jimmy Webb and Mavis Lark Moore.

The family has asked that all flowers are to be omitted entirely. Contributions may be made to the following three family suggested places: Ft. Gaines United Methodist Church, % Buck Taylor, P.O. Box 845, Ft. Gaines, GA 39851; Southwest Georgia Academy Memorial Fund in memory of Weston Lee, %SGA, 14105 Hwy 200, Damascus, GA 39841; or Memorial Park Fund, %City of Bluffton, P.O. Box 36, Bluffton, GA 39824.

Lt. Lee was born Aug. 22, 1991, in Columbus, Ga., to William Edward “Eddie” Lee and Aldene Weston Lee. He was a 1st Lt. in the 1st Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division out of Ft. Bragg, N.C. He received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega, Ga. He was a member of Ft. Gaines United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, Sheriff Albert Chester Weston and Avis Spooner Weston, and Robert Edward Lee and Pearl Black Lee; his uncle and aunt, Billy Lark and Jean Weston Lark; and a cousin Wayne Moore.

Survivors include, other than his parents; a cousin, Mavis Lark Moore; two brothers, William Jason Lee and wife Kayla Beth, and Chester Robert Lee; his two nieces, Alyssa Fletcher and Addison Pearl Lee; Weston’s fiancè, Savannah Farr; uncle and aunt, Dewey and Nan Lee; cousins, Matt and Amanda Lee and their children, Allie and Mason, Stephanie and Anthony Troche, and Eric Lee.

Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home was in charge of services.

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