The funeral service will be conducted at 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Mount Olive Baptist Church, 6425 Jalappa Road, Byromville, Georgia. The Reverend Alvin Turner, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Church cemetery.
Mr. Hozie was born September 9, 1929 in Byrom, Dooly County, Georgia to the late Hozie Trice, Sr. and Leola Davis Trice. Born in a family of four, he was preceded in death by Willie Joe Trice, Sr., Louise Trice Green, and Ozzie Trice Turner.
He was educated in the public school system of Dooly County. At a very early age, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and joined the band of Christian believers at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. After many years of dedicated service, he retired from John Deer Tractor Company and Southern Frozen Food as a mechanic.
He was united in holy matrimony to the former Mrs. Freddie Mae Lester Trice, who preceded him in death September 17, 1975. He was blessed to be the father of ten children. Two children, Billy Green and Cornelius Baldwin, preceded him in death.
Mr. Trice was better known as “Hump”. He was very dedicated to his family, for he loved them dearly. The LOVE was reciprocated.
He leaves a legacy of love and many cherished memories to his beloved children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include eight children, Willie Trice, Cordele, Georgia, Nathan Trice, Lithonia, Georgia, Ella (Michael) Miles, Riverdale, Georgia, Freddie Trice, Americus, Georgia, Tommy Lee Trice, Macon, Georgia, Robert Edward Trice, Decatur, Georgia, Valerie Denise Trice Holloman (Matthew), Americus, Georgia, and Jimmy (Mary Joe) Redding, Vienna, Georgia; eighteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ezell Lester and Roosevelt Lester (Delores), both of Tampa, Florida, Johnnie B. Lester (Betty), Atlanta, Georgia, Eva Lue Green, Annie Mary Lester, Evelyn Miller, and Bettye Waldell all of Montezuma, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.