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Clyde Woodrow Gill

Clyde Woodrow Gill, 87, of Summit and formerly of Bude, diedJan. 26, 2011 at his home.

Visitation is 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at Hartman-Sharkey FuneralHome in McComb and continues 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist ChurchSummit until services there at 11 a.m., with Dr. Larry LeBlancofficiating.

Burial will be at Concord Baptist Cemetery in McCall Creek.

Mr. Gill was born June 5, 1923, in Franklin County to George andLeona Gill.

He served in the Army Reserve from 1950 until 1956. He was a cattlefarmer and spent his career in Agriculture, including the poultryindustry. He was a manager of a feed mill and Agriculture productsales, where he retired from Franklin County Co-op.

Mr. Gill was a very faithful and active member of First BaptistChurch of Bude for 47 years. He helped build the current churchbuilding and served as Sunday School director.

After moving to Summit, he and his wife became active members ofFirst Baptist Church Summit, where he was an active member ofOliver Young’s Sunday School class, assisted with the weekly mealsand Primetime.

Mr. Gill was an avid vegetable gardener. He often competed with hisbuddies to see who would have the first ripe tomato of the season.He was generous with the bounty of his garden with friends, familyand his neighbors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his five brothers andsisters, Lula Gill, Luther Gill, Gladys Gay, Claude Gill and MaryGodbold.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Burris Gill; his sonsand daughters-in-law, Lee and Kristi Gill, of Summit, and Ken andDot Johnston, of Summit; his daughters and sons-in-law, Martha andDonnie Hill, of Clinton and Mary Anne and Charles Griffith, ofPace, Fla.; his seven grandchildren and their spouses, Charlie andGinger Griffith, of Pace, Fla., David and Megan Griffith, ofAlexandria, Va., Jim and Dina Johnston, of Alexandria, Va., Amy andSpencer Gazaway, of Rocky Face, Ga., and Wes, Leah, and Dan Gill,all of Summit; his nine great grandchildren; and his one brother,Chester Gill and wife, Elaine Gill, of Metairie, La.

Pallbearers are Charlie Griffith, David Griffith, Wes Gill, DanGill, David Gay, Raymond VanDan, Mike Crittenden and BennyMay.

Honorary Pallbearers are members of the Oliver Young Sunday Schoolclass and special friend, Dr. Coley Ratcliff, of Bude.

Donations may be made to Summit First Baptist Church Building Fund,Concord Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or The Baptist Children’sVillage.

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