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2018-01-04 / 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.

She is survived by her husband, Eldred John Gillis, Jr.; three children, Erin Kathleen Kelley, Eldred John Gillis III, and 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 at Tompkins Baptist Church on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service time with the Rev. Bill Faircloth and the Rev. Johnny Kendrick officiating and O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home directing.

The family request no flowers and request memorials to be made to Urban Hope, 210 East Tioga Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134, or telephone (215) 423-8047, or urbanhope.net.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

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