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Doris P. Gibso | Obituarie
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Doris Peavy Gibson, age 81, died Friday, May 22, 2009 at the Washington

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 Gibson’s 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 children’s 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 Alzheimer’s 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

Peavy Jr.

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 one’s 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.

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