USA: Georgia Deaths

A M Gillespie b 1880 died suddenly of a stoke at Carnesville, GA May 1928. Lifelong citizen of Franklin Co, Georgia

Andrew M Gillispie  ?d Aug 10, 1864 MNC Canton, Georgia. Burial Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co, Georgia

Arnold "Tad" Porter Gillespie Jr.Arnold “Tad” Porter Gillespie Jr. passed away on Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Peachtree Christian Hospice after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on March 25, 1938, in Madisonville, he was the eldest of three children born to Arnold Benjamin Gillespie and Geneva Gillespie. At a young age, his family moved to Athens, where he lived until his family relocated to Grand Rapids, Michigan.

He attended Grand Rapids Central High School. After graduating high school, Arnold proudly served his country as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his service, he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He had fond memories of Japan, often telling stories about climbing to the top of Mount Fuji.

Following his honorable discharge from the Marines, he moved to Milwaukee and took a job at American Motors. After completing a sales training program, he began a career in sales and worked for Allstate Insurance and Dow Chemical Company.

Arnold never met a stranger and had a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed interior design, gardening, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Upon retirement, Arnold and his wife, Bette, moved to Atlanta, Ga., to enjoy a warmer climate. Arnold accepted Christ as his Savior and was recently baptized.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arnold Benjamin and Geneva Gillespie; one sister, Lavena Gentry; and one brother, Connie Mack Gillespie.

Arnold leaves to cherish his memory, Bette Gillespie, his devoted wife of 52 years; two daughters, Attorney Dawn Elizabeth Gillespie Smith and her husband, Larry, of Atlanta, Ga., and Dr. Dana Ellen Gillespie Webb and her husband, Stephen, of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Imani Matos, William Webb and Nia Webb; one step-grandson, Xavier Smith; one sister-in-law, Deborah Gillespie; four nieces, Andree Lee, Tedi Gentry, Sharita Gillespie and Lakesha Gillespie; special cousins, Sherman Dwight (Eva) Gillespie, Richard Jobe, Constance Brown (Tony), Rebecca Porter and Ethel (Walter) King; and a host of relatives, cousins, and friends.

Services of loving memory will be held on Friday, April 7, at 5 p.m. in the chapel of M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home with Minister Walter King officiating. Visitation by friends will begin one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. M.D. Dotson & Sons Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

Angela McKay McConnell Gillespie, 39 a native of Jackson Co, Georgia, residence  17 Andrew Jackson St,  death May 30, 1938. Wife of Mike Gillespie, Burial Howington Cemetery, Nicholson. d/o  late Robert F & Lorene Bond McConnell. Daughter Tabitha Gillespie, son Kyle Gillespie. Clarke Co, Georgia (obit from Athens Daily News,  Georgia)

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Ben Gillespie death June 24, 1930 Banks Co, Georgia

B F Gillespie d? Aug 22, 1864 MNC Canton, Georgia. Burial Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co, Georgia

B Frank Gillespie  b April 2, 1914. d Feb 28, 1990 husband of Nancy C b May 17, 1915 d Sept 3, 1965, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison Co, Georgia

Bridget Gillespie death Aug 10, 1829 age 12 years old. Also Matilda Gillespie died Oct 15, 1820 age 19 years, natives of Killesmith, Co Leitrim, IRELAND. Also Mary Ann Dillon died Oct 5, 1825 age 1 year 9 months.(share same headstone). Colonial Park Cemetery, Savannah, Chatham Co, Georgia

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Caroline Gillespie b March 2, 1844 d Jan 28, 1929 “Aunt” Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

Charles L Gillespie b Dec 5, 1882 d Dec 6, 1959 Yonah Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery, Banks Co, Georgia. Cornelia B Gillespie, wife of Charles, b June 10, 1890 d July 8, 1969.

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Daniel Gillespie, death Jan 27, 1848 at residence of his daughter at Chambers Co, Alabama,  soldier of the Revolution in his 85th year. After the war he settled on Calhoun Creek until 1831, and then moved to Troup County, Georgia, and finally in ’42 or 43 moved to Alabama. Leaves 9 children, 36 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Doris Seifert Gillespie b Aug 14, 1882. d March 16, 1945. Burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Bibb Co, Georgia

Dorothy Bolton Gillespie died March 29, 1999, age 81, of Riverbend. A native of Jackson Co, GA, d/o Joe & Maudie McGinnes Bolton and widow of Edgar Gillespie. Gray Hills Cemetery, Commerce, Clarke Co, Georgia. Son Eddie Gillespie

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E A Gillespie b Feb 26,1856 d June 5,1938 Yonah Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery, Banks Co, Georgia. (See Mrs Mary Ann Gillespie)

Earl G Gillespie b Oct 11, 1902 d May 23, 1991 “Father”. Sarah V Gillespie b Sept 24, 1913. No death date. Burial Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia. Their children sons Jim, George, Edward

Etta L Gillespie April 22, 1879 – Oct 4,1948 Oak Hill Cemetery, Old Section, Spaulding Co, Georgia

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Felix Gillespie b Aug 12, 1874 Co Donegal, IRELAND. d April 25, 1908 Macon, GA. Burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Bibb Co, Georgia

Francine Gillespie death April 5, 1919 Banks Co, Georgia

Fred William Gillespie b July 8, 1925 d April 4, 1997 Hopewell Methodist Church Cemetery, Tyrone, Georgia

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George Emory Gillespie b April 27, 1904 d March 2, 1972 Avondale Baptist Church Cemetery, Bibb County, Georgia. His wife, Inez Hamlin b July 28, 1907 d Dec 26, 1985

George W Gillespie  b July 11, 1865 d April 24, 1866 Burial Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

G Y Gillespie ?Aug 15, 1864 MNC Canton, Georgia. Burial Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co, Georgia (cannot tell if this is birth or death record)

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H Dan Gillespie b Sept 17, 1913 d Sept 17,1980 “Father”. Grace B Gillespie b April 20, 1923 no death date, wife of H Dan. Yonah Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery, Banks Co, Georgia

Helen Fried Gillespie b Jan 8, 1836. d Dec 14, 1923 Burial Rose Hill Cemetery, Bibb Co, Georgia

Herman Gillespie b 1914 d 1986. Thelma 1925 – 1990. Dwayne 1952 – 1972 Bush River Baptist Church, Banks Co, Georgia

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Infant of C W Gillespie death Sept 28, 1919 Banks Co, Georgia

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James Adrian Gillespie b Sept 10, 1915 died Aug 17, 1944, age 28, (“gave his life for his country while serving with the Seabees on Island of Guam”) s/o late Asa Milton Gillespie & Mrs Pammie Coker Gillespie. He had married 1944 Miss Hazel Walton of Newman. Son James Adrian Gillespie, Jr,   four brothers.  US NAVY Carpenter Mate Second Class. Franklin -Coweta Co, Georgia. (2nd record gives MNC burial April 14, 1948, Canton, Georgia. Burial Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co, Georgia)

James B Gillespie b 1906 d 1940 Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Georgia

James Donald Gillespie d Oct 22, 1942 Meadow Baptist Church Cemetery, Madison Co, Georgia

James Paul Gillespie death March 28, 2001 Stephens County Hospital, Toccoa, Georgia. Dillard Baptist Cemetery,Rabun Co, Georgia.

Janie Gillespie death Feb 20, 1931 Banks Co, Georgia

J Brabson Gillespie  b April 27, 1870. d Feb 23, 1954. C Estelle Gillespie b July 21, 1879 d Nov 27, 1937. Infant son Paul Gillespie Oct 17, 1909. d Nov 19, 1909.  Burials Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

J Dover Gillespie b April 27, 1912 d March 20,1996  Mary Pearl Dotson Gillespie b Dec 15, 1908. d Feb 24, 1994 Burials Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

John Gillasby d?  Nov 23, 1870. Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, Cobb Co, Georgia

John Gillespie b Dec 11, 185….d ??11, 18?? (unreadable). Eizabeth Gillespie Oak Hill Cemetery, Old Section, Spalding Co, Georgia

John William Gillespie b 1912 d 1942 Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Georgia

Joseph E Gillespie 1905 – 1930 Butler Cemetery, Grady Co, Georgia

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Larry Michael Gillespie of Peachtree City, Georgia passed away Nov 16, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Michelle Gillespie; mother Barbara Broyles and her husband Bill of Ocala, Florida; children: Terri Gillespie, James Gillespie, Hannah Gillespie, all of Peachtree City; sisters Cathy Reisner of Ocala, Florida; Ginger Hall and her husband Mike of Charlotte, North Carolina, and brother Mark Broyles and his wife, Deann of Anthony, Florida. A funeral service was held on Sat Nov 19th at First Baptist Church with Rev Norris Blount officiating.

Lawrence David Gillespie Sept 11, 1904 Coffee Co, GA d May 22, 1927 Brantley Co Cemetery, Georgia

Leza Gillespie b 1900 d 1977 Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Georgia

Lucy Mae Gillespie of Nicholson, died July 5, 2006 age 78, wife of Robert D Gillespie. Daughter of the late Payton and Elizabeth Wilson Tanner. One son MIke Gillespie, two daughters Rhonda & Shelby. Burial Grey Hill Cemetery, Jackson Co, Georgia

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Mabel G Gillespie 1909 – 1991 Butler Cemetery, Grady Co, Georgia

Maggie Fay Gillespie death July 19, 1960 Toccoa, Stephens Co, GA. Ebenezer Cemetery, Carnsville, Franklin Co, Georgia

Malinda Gillespie b Jan 15, (?1805) d Aug 14, 1868 (one of the earliest burials in the state found so far) Married Nov 20, 1825 – see also William, Burial  Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

Marshell L Gillespie b Feb 14, 1840 d May 28, 1912. Elizabeth Gillespie b May 1835.d Jan 30, 1916 Burials Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

Marvin M Gillespie b Dec 22, 1913 d Sept 8, 1991. Also Arvilla G Gillespie b Oct 27, 1915. No death date.  Burial Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

Mary Gillespie b July 28, 1831 d March 24, 1904 Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

Mrs Mary Ann Gillespie b Aug 26, 1867 d Dec 9,1949 Wife of E. A.  “Mother.”  Yonah Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery, Banks Co, Georgia

Mary C Ariail Gillespie death July 30, 1928 Banks Co, Georgia

M Elizabeth Gillespie 1938 – 1938  Butler Cemetery, Grady Co, Georgia

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Octie Gillespie b 1887 d 1988 Bush River Baptist Church, Banks Co, Georgia

Omagene Gillespie death Oct 27, 1923 Banks Co, Georgia

Omogene Gillespie b Feb 3,1909 d March 7, 1923 d/o Mr & Mrs C E Gillespie, Yonah Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery, Banks Co, Georgia

Orin Gillespie b Dec 7, 1913 d  May 22, 1998. Helen Hall Gillespie b Sept 1, 1923. No death date. Lake Church Cemetery, Chandler Co, Georgia

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Pammie Coker Gillespie death May 9, 1964 Toccoa, Stephens Co, GA. Cross Roads Cemetery, Carnsville, Franklin Co, Georgia

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Ray Gillespie death July 2, 1923 Banks Co, Georgia

Rebecca Gillespie death Sept 27, 1944 Rose Hill Cemetery, Bibb Co, Georgia

Robert Gillespie 1871 – 1962 Rose Hill Cemetery, Bibb Co, Georgia

Ronald C Gillespie of Dallas, Georgia b Nov 16, 1951 Lusk, Wyoming, died June 28, 2005  age 57. Son of Stanley & Cliffadene Gardner, wife Katherine Gillespie. Sons Mark and Chris of Phoenix, Arizona. Cremation. Paulding Co, Georgia

Robert D Gillespie death May 16, 1998, age 66, residence 157 Peach Street, son of the late Charlie and Joe Nash Gillespie. Burial Grey Hill Cemetery, Commerce, Georgia. Survivors wife Lucy Gillespie, two daughters Shelby & Rhonda; son Mike Gillespie. Clarke County, Georgia

Ruth Davis Gillespie b 1873 d 1938. Internment May 24, 1938 Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Georgia

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Sallie Bell b 1902 d 1923 Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Georgia

Samuel Laurence Gillespie b March 1, 1901 d Sept 17, 1978. Mary Louise Gillespie b Aug 21, 1907. d June 4, 1997. Burials Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

Sandra Ellen Gillespie b April 24, 1940. No death date. Infant daughter of Mr & Mrs Earnest Gillespie. Yonah Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery, Banks Co, Georgia

Sharon Gillespie 1976-1978 Bush River Baptist Church, Banks Co, Georgia

Sig I Gillespie b Feb 16, 1876 d April 25, 1934 Rose Hill Cemetery, Bibb Co, Georgia

Silvia C Gillespie death Oct 7, 1923 Banks Co, Georgia

Mrs Susan Gillespie died at her home near Stinton last Tuesday morning March 1887 Meriweather Co, Georgia (published March 18, 1887). Wife of John D Gillespie.

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Dr T A Gillespie death Sunday, Oct 30, 1881. One time editor of the Franklin News. Heard Co, Georgia

Thelma Gillespie death August 28, 1923 Banks Co, Georgia

Travis Gillespie b June 5, 1906 d July 30, 1926 Yonah Congregational Holiness Church Cemtery, Banks Co, Georgia

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W A Gillespie death June 25, 1864. Pvt Co C 56th GAR Reg. Glenwood Cemetery, Upson Co, Georgia. “Was treated for wounds following battle for Atlanta, June-July 1864.”

Walter Jefferson Gillespie “J Boy” death August 12, 1999. A native of Lavonia, he was the son of the late Grady and Nannie Durham Gillespie. Buried Hunter’s Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Carnesville, Clarke Co, Georgia

W Bell Gillespie 1870 – 1925 Butler Cemetery, Grady Co, Georgia

W F Gillespie b April 15, 1848  d March 11, 1922 “Father”  Nancy M Gillespie b May 2, 1846 d Dec 19, 1931 “Mother”  Crabapple Baptist Cemetery, Fulton Co, Georgia

William Gillespie b Oct 8, 1797. d Oct 20, 1875 Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia (Probably one of the oldest Gillespies  found in the state). See also Malinda

William Harley Gillespie b June 24, 1896 d Nov 26, 1900 Burial Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

William Howell Gillespie death July 21, 1961 Toccoa, Stephens Co, GA. Pine Bethel Cemetery, Toccoa, Georgia

William J Gillespie 1863 – 1931 Butler Cemetery, Grady Co, Georgia

William L Gillespie b March 31, 1898 d May 9, 1987. Faye P Gillespie b Dec 29, 1899 d July 19, 1960 Burials Head of Tennessee Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

William M Gillespie b 1868 d 1926 Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, Georgia

Wm H T Gillespie death August 22, 1923  Banks Co, Georgia


Fanny Gillespie GRIST death March 2, 1991 Toccoa, Stephens Co, GA. Head of TN Baptist Church Cemetery, Dillard, Rabun Co, Georgia

Heather Michelle HARLAN (nee Gillespie), age 37 of Ringgold, Georgia, died Saturday,May 18, 2013. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. She graduated from North Carolina Central University. She was a devoted mother who loved her family and kids.  Survivors are her husband, Christopher Harlan; son Connie Harlan, daughters Lillian and Rosalie Harlan, both of Ringgold; her mother Debra Kellogg, Melbourne, Florida; her father Jerry Gillespie of Branson, Missouri; her brothers, Ian Gillespie, Colorado Springs; and Jonathan Gillespie of Branson. Funeral service as 11 am on Friday, May 24th in the Heritage Funeral Home chapel with Rev David Hall officiating. Internment at Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Marjorie Gillespie JACKSON July 15, 1908 – Jan 25, 1991 Oak Hill Cemetery, Old Section, Spalding Co, Georgia

Mrs Alice KESLER died Wednesday afternoon, July 9, 1975 in a car accident, age 78. Lifelong resident of Carnesville, daughter of the late Asa and Susan Mabry Gillespie. Her husband J A Kesler died in 1964. Survived by four daughters (Gwen, Joan, Faye, Ann) and two sons (Oliver, Gaylord Kesler) . Banks-Franklin Co, Georgia.

Mrs Eva MILLER death Jan ? 1874 from typhoid malaria fever. Wife of Willis Miller. Daughter of Major Gillespie and a sister to Rev T A  Gillespie who for some years published the Franklin News.  A Carroll Co, Georgia publication. Jan 4, 1884

Henrietta Gillespie REILLY b March 15, 1974 d Feb 8, 1958. Rose Hill Cemetery, Bibb Co, Georgia

Mary Catherine (Gillespie) WEISS death May 22, 2002 Toccoa, Stephens Co, GA. Roosevelt Memorial Park, Philadelphia, PA.


Sources of Records: online obits; Georgia Genweb

Record Count: 89

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