In loving memory of  George Lee: 1931-2022


George Webster Lee, age 91, of Mountain City, Georgia passed away on Nov. 15, 2022.

George was born the son of the late Leon Lee and the late Maybell Rayfield Lee on April 21, 1931. He grew up in Vincent, Alabama where he married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life in 1953, the late Helen Oliver Lee, before moving to Mountain City, Georgia. In his professional life he worked as a steamfitter of the UA 72 Union. In his work with the union, he traveled all over the United States. He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the Steamfitters UA 72 Local Union. He was a master mason, a 32-degree Scottish Rite, and a member of Duluth Lodge 480, in Duluth, Georgia. He enjoyed being outside, working in his yard and bird hunting. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Helen Oliver Lee; three brothers Thomas Lee, Howard Lee and Hubert Lee; and his sister Odell Smith. 

His survivors include his son Robert E. Lee Woodland (Terri), of Washington state; his daughter, Susan Benfield (Ed), of Mountain City, Georgia; his sisters Ozell Reinhardt, of Alabama, OlaBell Wallis, of Alabama, Addie Lou Jones, of Florida, Arstine Nicewonder, of Florida, and Mary Jarrell, of Georgia; two grandchildren Lyndsay Summers (Bruce), of Washington, and Anthony Benfield, of North Carolina; four great-grandchildren Brezy Lee Summers, of Washington, Will Campbell, of South Carolina, Dominic Benfield, of South Carolina, and Billy Joe Benfield, of South Carolina. 

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at the Beck Funeral Home in Clayton, Georgia.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, with Rev. Tim Hunnicutt and Rev. Thomas Burrell officiating. 

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in George’s memory to the National Kidney Foundation, Suite 1010, Rockville, Maryland, 20852-9813. 

Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online memorial register book is available online at