County Regional Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.
Services were held at the Tennille Baptist Church at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May
26, with interment following at Washington County Memorial Gardens.
Services will conducted by Rev. Mark Jones, Mike Adams, and Danny Thomas.
The family greeted friends at May & Smith Funeral Home on the
Riddleville Road in Sandersville Monday evening. The family can be contacted
at the Gibson home in Tennille, Ga.
Mrs. Gibson had lived in Tennille her entire life. She helped her husband
establish and operate Gibsons Television and Radio Service. At age 71, she
joined the volunteer group at the local hospital and continued her service
until her illness kept her from working. In 2009, she received her pin for
donating over 8,000 hours to the the hospital. Her main service was with the
staff in the Physical Therapy Department where she was known for her
beautiful smile and dedication for helping the patients. She also assisted with
the blood drives and other activities connected with the hospital.
She was a member of the Tennille Baptist Church where she taught in
the childrens Sunday School program for over 16 years and has been a
member of the Adult Sunday School Class for many years.
Tending to the needs of her husband who had Alzheimers for 14 years
and tending to the needs of a grandson with leukemia demonstrated her love
of and dedication to family. Her love and compassion for others was evident
as she served others. Her strong faith in God allowed her to deal with the loss
of family members and to deal with her own health issues with hope and a
strong sense of peace.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 56, years, Allen Gibson;
parents, Arthur and Orie Peavy; grandsons, Christopher Caneega, Jeff
Caneega and Brent Caneega; a son-in-law Clark Gravelle; brother, Arthur
Survivors include children, Jeanette (Lamar) Caneega of Wrightsville, Jane
Gravelle of Annandale, Va., and Joe Gibson of Wrightsville; grandchildren,
Lauren (Bryant) Poss, Jennifer Gravelle, and Josh Hurt; great grandchildren,
Michael Caneega, Kodi Hurst, Jack Poss, Gabe Poss, Taylor Poss, and Skyla
Poss; sisters Etta Mae Trawick of Zebulon, and Sally (Hugh) Wynn of the The
Rock, Ga.; brothers, Jack Peavy and Eddie (Gai) Peavy of Macon, Bobby (Nita)
Peavy of Milledgeville and Jimmy (Dianne) Peavy of Gray; sister-in-law, Lala
Peavy of Milledgeville; many nieces and nephews.
Due to her great love of flowers, floral arrangements honoring Miss
Doris will be lovingly appreciated. The family also suggests donations to the
Physical Therapy Department or the Volunteers of the Washington County
Regional Medical Center, PO Box 636, Sandersville, Ga. 31082; the Tennille
Baptist Church, PO Box 402, Tennille, Ga. 31089; the American Cancer
Society, PO Box 632, Sandersville, Ga. 31082, or ones favorite charity.
Pallbearers were Bryant Poss, Lester Peavy, Johnny Peavy, Raymond
Peavy, Emory Trawick, David Nolan, Michael Caneega and Zac Keyton.
Honorary Escorts were the volunteers and members of they Physical
Therapy Department of the Washington County Regional Medical Center.
May & Smith Funeral Directors, 1119 Riddleville Road, Sandersville, was
in charge of the arrangements.