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February 26, 2014

Virginia Harrison Gibbs

THOMASVILLE — Services for Virginia Harrison Gibbs, 86, of Whigham, are at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Whigham. Elder Thad Marshall and Elder Jon Mizell will officiate.  Interment is in Woodlawn Cemetery, Whigham. Pallbearers are Jeff Tavener, Justin Parker, Larry Ulmer, Trey Gibbs, Terry Parker and Wallace Chason.  Mrs. Gibbs passed away at Suites of Woodleaf in Thomasville, on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Mrs. Gibbs was born on Aug. 27, 1927, in Whigham, to the late Jimmy T. Harrison and Alma Lane Harrison.  On Aug. 4, 1946, she married Walter Cecil Gibbs Sr., who preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1991.  Virginia received her master’s degree in education from Valdosta State College and she retired from the Decatur County Board of Education.  She was a member of Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church, Whigham. Survivors include daughters, Patsy Morris of Cairo, Donna Tavener (Jim) of Commerce, Texas; son, Cecil Gibbs Jr. (Carolyn) of Whigham; grandchildren, Marty Ulmer (Larry) of Whigham, Amy Gintz of Leesburg, Jill Mahan (Ryan) of Aberdeen, Scotland, Jeff Tavener of Commerce, Texas, Trey Gibbs (Lauren) of Whigham; great-grandchildren, Sailor Gintz of Leesburg, Walt Gibbs of Whigham; sisters, Mary Mucci (Joe) Sacramento, Calif., Bobbie Spencer (Ray) of Naples, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters, Sara Logue, Wynelle “Tince” Callahan; and brother, Jimmy T. Harrison II; and a son-in-law, Tony Morris. Memorials may be made in Mrs. Gibbs’ memory to Gentiva Hospice, 432 E. Shotwell St., Bainbridge, Ga. 39819. The family will gather at the home of Patsy Morris, 618 Rawls Rd., Cairo. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Guests may sign the online register at www.clarkfuneral.com. — Clark Funeral Home

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