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Fran Gay

September 4, 1957 ~ September 5, 2021 (age 64)

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Mrs. Nina Francis “Fran” Gay, 64, of Swainsboro passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021, at Community Hospice in Vidalia following an extended illness.


Mrs. Gay was born September 4, 1957, in Swainsboro to the late Carlton Smith Dekle and Hortense Fountain Dekle. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. Gay enjoyed gardening. She also loved to read and had many, many books. Mrs. Gay was a member of First United Methodist Church in Swainsboro.


Survivors include her husband, Terry Gay of Swainsboro; sons, Adam (Chasity) Gay of Swainsboro, Jonathan (Kandace) Gay of Claxton, Daniel Gay of Statesboro; grandson, Rexton Gay; brothers, Larry (Linda) Dekle of Walnut Cove, NC, Jim (Linda) Dekle of Swainsboro; several nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021, in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Jonathan Shepherd officiating.


The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Chapman Funeral Home.


Interment will follow in Swainsboro City Cemetery.


Pallbearers are Hal Wilson, Henry Terwilliger, Dess Smith, Colby Smith, Bill Simmons, and Trey Dekle.


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Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Nina Francis “Fran” Gay, 64, of Swainsboro.

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September 8, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Chapman Funeral Home
427 North Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

Funeral Service
September 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home
427 N. Main St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

September 8, 2021

12:00 PM
Swainsboro City Cemetery
1 Lewis St.
Swainsboro, Georgia 30401

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