Georgia Rose Gibbons

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Georgia Rose Gibbons, 94, of Athens, Ga., formerly of Leachville, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at the Arbor Terrace Assisted Living Facility in Athens. Born at the Poplar Corner Community near Leachville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Georgia Beauchamp Minirth and had lived most of her life in Leachville. She was the widow of James Rose, who died in 1978, and Tommy Gibbons, who died in 2002. She was a homemaker and a longtime member of Leachville First Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Claude Rose, of Jackson, Miss.; a daughter, Mary Mellein, of Watkinsville, Ga.; five grandchildren, Jonathan, Jennifer, Timothy, Lisa, and Mark; and three great-grandchildren, Wyatt, Tate, and Bella Elizabeth.

The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Rudy Davis officiating. Burial was in the Leachville Cemetery.

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