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Ms. Imogene Wells Birge, age 89, of Bonifay, Florida passed away November 7, 2023, at Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Florida. She was born January 7, 1934, in Bonifay to the late John Alex Wells Sr. and Arleva Cook Wells. In addition to her parents, Imogene was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred B. Birge, six brothers, Lee Wells, Parker Wells, Harrell Wells, Rufus Wells, John Alex Wells Jr., and Joel Wells, and three sisters, Arkie Revell, Mary Perdue, and Wilma Stubbs.

Ms. Birge is survived by one daughter, Michell Clayton of Bonifay, FL; two sons, Mike Birge of Live Oak, FL and Keith Birge and wife Brenda of Bonifay, FL; five grandchildren, Josh, Dustin, Brittney, Zach, and Destiny; 11 great-grandchildren, Carter, Cash, Kadence, Bennett, Rylee, Journey, Paxton, Brinley, Myla, Trenton, and Trace; one sister, Annie Loue Richard of Phenix City, AL; one brother, Carlton Wells and wife Ann of Bonifay, FL; numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 11, 2023, in the Peel Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Peel Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 AM at Peel Funeral Home.

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