Wednesday, July 10, 2013
By Obit Clerk



Lucille Bailey
Lucille Hopkins Bailey, 95, of Washington, died on July 4, 2013.
Funeral services will be held on Sat., July 6, at 3:30 p.m. at Rehoboth Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Hopkins Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Barry A. Deal
Barry Allen Deal, 40, of Gibson, died on Mon., July 1, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sat., July 6, at Gibson United Methodist Church & Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church prior to the services.
Sheppard Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Elizabeth Gilleland
Elizabeth S. “Beth” Gilleland, 93, of Fitzgerald, Ga., died on Thurs., July 4, 2013, at Life Care Center in Fitzgerald.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sun., July 7, at Central United Methodist Church in Fitzgerald with the Rev. B.J. Funk and the Rev. Keith Goodlett officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family received friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gilleland was born May 24, 1920 in Winfield, Ga. to the late John Edward and Pearl Bohler Smith. She graduated from Winfield High School and earned her Bachelors Degree in English, with a minor in Music, from Columbia College in Columbia, S.C. in 1940. She taught school in Thomson for six years. Following the tragedy of the Winecoff Hotel Fire in 1946, Mrs. Gilleland moved to Fitzgerald to care for her brother, Dr. J.E. Smith, Jr., whose entire family perished in the blaze. After Dr. Smith remarried, Mrs. Gilleland married Quincy Gilleland and made her life in Fitzgerald. An active member of Central United Methodist Church, she taught the Friendship Sunday School Class for over 50 years, played piano for her husband’s Carlyle Sunday School Class, and served several terms on the Central Administrative Board as well as various church committees. She was a talented seamstress and helped needlepoint the kneeling cushions in Central’s sanctuary and did handwork on many of Central’s trademark banners as well. She was the last surviving member of the Sew & Sews and was a member of the Fitzgerald Review Club. For almost her entire life, Mrs. Gilleland attended Whiteoak Camp Ground for many events and annual meetings. She had a love for Whiteoak and many major life events centered around her visits there.
She is survived by her sons: Frank & Jeri Gilleland of Fitzgerald and John & Cheri Gilleland of Lilburn; and six grandchildren: Justin Gilleland, Haley Gilleland, Jenna Gilleland, Ryan & Christy Gilleland, Lydia Gilleland, and Erin Gilleland. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Thomas Lloyd Smith and Dr. John Edward Smith, Jr.
The family suggests those desiring to send memorials may send them to Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 428, Fitzgerald, Ga. 31750 or to the Whiteoak Camp Ground, c/o John Gilleland, Trustee, 740 Hambrick Drive, Lilburn, Ga. 30047.
To sign the online registry, go to www.paulkfuneralhome.com.
Paulk Funeral Home, Fitzgerald, was in charge of arrangements.

Gladys J. Hill
Funeral services for Gladys Jackson Hill, 68, of Warrenton, will be held on Fri., July 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Lithonia Baptist Church in Camak. Interment will be in Briscoe Cemetery.
Thomson Funeral System is handling the arrangements.

Roy Kelley
Roy Kelley, 73, of Mitchell, husband of Betty Jean Kelley, died on Fri., July 5, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Mon., July 8, at Jordan Chapel. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The family received friends on Sun., July 7, at Sheppard Funeral Home.

John Mansion
John Wayne Mansion, of Lincolnton, entered into rest on Thurs., July 4, 2013.
Funeral services were held on Sun., July 7, at Faith Tabernacle Church.
Norris W. Gunby, Sr. Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

William McCarthy
William Jeffery McCarthy, of Harlem, husband of Carol McCarthy, passed away on July 3, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Sat., July 6, at Bethesda Baptist Church. Burial will be in Bellevue Memorial Gardens in Grovetown.
Visitation will be held on Fri., July 5, from 6-8 p.m. at Starling Funeral Home.

Buddy McKellar
Howard M. "Buddy" McKellar, 67, of Elberton, entered into rest on July 4, 2013.
Funeral services will be held on Mon., July 8, at 3 p.m. at Jones Chapel. Interment will be in New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family received friends on Sun., July 7, at Beggs Funeral Home, of Lincolnton.

Edna Murphy
Edna Murphy, 70, of Church Street in Dearing, Ga., entered into rest on July 3, 2013.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sat., July 6, at the Second Chance Independent Church with Rev. Charles Reese officiating.
Mrs. Murphy was born in Warrenton, Ga. to the late Leonard Lamar Cooper and the late Vera Agnes May Murphy. She was retired as dietitian from Thomson Health and Rehabilitation after many years of service. Mrs. Murphy was a Baptist by faith.
Survivors include her beloved husband, Marion Thomas “Tommy” Murphy of Dearing; sister, Iona Fouch of Thomson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Arveania Patterson
Arveania Pi Patterson, of Wrens, entered into rest on Fri., June 28, 2013.
Funeral services will be held on Sat., July 6, at 1 p.m. at Harts Grove Baptist Church & Cemetery in Stapleton.
Burnett Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Faye Rabun
Faye Rabun, 74, of Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on July 7, 2013.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wed., July 10, in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Reese officiating.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Connie Reid
Connie G. Reid, 69, of Longleaf Dr. in Thomson, Ga., entered into rest on July 6, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tues., July 9, in the Beggs Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jon Richards officiating. Interment will be private.
Beggs Funeral Home, Thomson, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

Gordon Snellings
Gordon Snellings, of Lincolnton, entered into rest on Sat., July 6, 2013.
Arrangements are being handled by Beggs Funeral Home, of Lincolnton.


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