Dorothy Jones Gillis

Published 5:00 am Thursday, June 26, 2008

Services for Dorothy Jones Gillis are 10 a.m. Friday, June 27,at the Welch Funeral Home Chapel in Starkville with burial inPleasant Hill Cemetery in Winston County.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeralhome.

Mrs. Gillis died June 24, 2008, at Oktibbeha County Hospital inStarkville. She was born in Sturgis on Feb. 15, 1906, to JamesHamilton Jones and Sarah Ivy Jones.

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She was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member ofFriendship Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, ChapmanGillis; her brothers, Clarence, Bilbo and Walter Jones; her sister,Eunice Malone; a grandson, Kevin Gillis; and a great-grandson, BradParker.

Survivors are her daughters, Margaret Jeffers, of Vicksburg,Irene Chandler, of Louisville, Kathleen Holmes, of Brookhaven,Helen Stemmer, of El Cajon, Calif., Sally McRorie, of Charlotte,N.C.; her sons, Alton Gillis and Rodger Gillis, both of Sturgis,Algen Gillis and Gerald Gillis, both of Starkville, Jimmy Gillis,of Vicksburg, and Marion Gillis, of Mathiston; her 31grandchildren; her 64 great-grandchildren; her 34great-great-grandchildren and her twogreat-great-great-grandchildren.