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Irene Thronhill Price was born on April 16, 1917, in Jayess, Mississippi, the daughter of Virgil and Lucy Roberts Thornhill. She grew up and attended schools in Lawrence County, Mississippi, graduating from Topeka-Tilton High School.

 Irene was united in marriage to Marvin R. Price. They made their home in Lawrence County, Mississippi until Virgil moved her to Bellville to live with him and his family 11 years ago. She was a member of the Grace Bible Church and enjoyed fishing and playing bingo with her bingo buddies, who will miss her dearly.

 Irene passed away peacefully at her sonís home in Bellville on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at the age of 92. She is survived by her son:  Virgil Price and his wife, Paula Jo, of Bellville; her daughter:  Virginia Garza and her husband, J.G., of Humble. She is also survived by her grandchildren:  Jonathan Boswell, Jeremy Trepangier, Robyn Schumann, Cale Price, Amerida Price, Roger Price, John Price and Keli Price and Travis Price; great grandchildren:  Halston Thomas, Hayden Thomas and Landon Schumann; and sisters:  Donzie Williamson of Jayess, Mississippi and Jackie Franklin of Ocala, Florida and many other dear family and friends. Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin R. Price and her parents, Virgil and Lucy Thornhill.

 A private graveside service was held at the Sellars Cemetery in Monticello, Mississippi. In lieu of usual remembrances, friends may make memorial gifts to the Grace Bible Church, 707 West main, Bellville, Texas 77418. 

 Arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 610, 12029 Hwy 36 South, Bellville, Texas 77418. (979)865-2424.


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