Retha Barnes GillespiePublished 12:49am Saturday, March 15, 2014
Retha Barnes Gillespie, 92, passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at her residence.
The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Mike Albritton officiating. Interment was at Greenwood Serenity Memorial Gardens in Montgomery, AL.
The family received friends immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be made to the Miley Scholarship at Bainbridge State College, P.O. Box 990, Bainbridge, GA 39818.
Mrs. Gillespie was born August 26, 1921 in Paris, Texas, the daughter of Samuel Zebadee Barnes and Ola Mae Chance Barnes. She was a homemaker and member of the Bainbridge Church of God.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar M. Gillespie; her siblings, Charles “Sonny” Barnes and Dorothy B. Parker; and her daughters, Dorothy J. Burke and Linda A Santucci.
Survivors include her children, Dr. Jenna Miley and her husband, Stanley, of Bainbridge, and Patty Gillespie of Bainbridge; and her grandchildren, Marc Torres and James Caruthers.
Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.