2017-12-28 / Obituaries


Ruth Etta Gillis, 85, of Grove Hill died Dec. 26, 2017 at Grove Hill Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 13, 1932 in California to James Richard and Ruth Leota Keepers. She was a retired elementary school secretary and a lifelong member of Grace Brethren Fellowship.

Survivors include her husband, Eldred John Gillis Jr.; three children, Erin Kathleen Kelley, Eldred John Gillis III, Kelly Maureen Whitacre; eight grandchildren, Caleb Kelley, Luke Kelley, Nancy Moore, Katie Roche, Eldred John Gillis IV, James Gillis, Julia Scott and Greggory Whitacre; eight great-grandchildren, Jam Moore, Calvin Moore, Ryan Moore, Liliana Kelley, Felicity Kelley, Amelia Scott, Savannah Scott and Emerson Gillis.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 5 at 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service at Tompkins Baptist Church with Revs. Bill Faircloth and Johnny Kendrick officiating.

The family request no flowers and request memorials to be made to the urbanhope.net.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville will direct.

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