Tifton Gazette


November 6, 2013

Carlene Goff Gill


Carlene Goff Gill, 86, of Tifton died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at the Rehabilitation Center of South Georgia. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tift Avenue Church of God. The Rev. Dan McEachin and the Rev. Joseph L. Crumley will officiate with burial to follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Her grandsons, Kyle Rutherford, Keith Rutherford, Monty Copeland, Adam Gill, Blake Gill and Brad Gill will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. Mrs. Gill will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Gill was born August 24, 1927 in Tampa, Fla. and was the daughter of Milton Goff and Allene Thomas Goff, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thurmon Gill; one son, Alan Gill; and one brother, James Carlton "Buddy" Goff. She was retired from J. P. Stevens and also retired as a school crossing guard.  She was a member of Tift Avenue Church of God.
Mrs. Gill is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Faye Gill of Fleming Island, Fla. and Mike and Ann Gill of Maryville, Tenn.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Earl Copeland, Doris and James Rutherford and Melissa and Chip Rhodes, all of Tifton; one brother and sister-in-law, J. D. and Margaret Goff of Tifton; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Nell and Robert Pope of Macon, Bootsie Griffin of Lenox and Betty and Donald Jones of Chula; eight grandchildren, Kyle Rutherford, Keith Rutherford, Monty Copeland, Adam Gill, Kecia Tomlin, Blake Gill, Brad Gill and Breanna Smith; and nine great-grandchildren.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the online guest registry at www.bowen-donaldson.com. Services for the Gill family are under the care and direction of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals.

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    Pictured are the honorees of Thursday night's annual Public Safety Officer Appreciation and Awards Banquet by the Tifton Elks Lodge. Shown, from left, are Louise Spradley, who organized the banquet, Eddie Brown with the Tift County Emergency Medical Services, Sgt. Debbie Pyles with the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Police Department, Sgt. Bart Walker with the Omega Police Department, Officer of the Year honoree Thomas Catanzarita with the Tift County Sheriff's Office Jail Division, Deputy Jonathan Toledo with the TCSO, Brandi Conway with the Tifton-Tift County Animal Shelter, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Ben Taylor, Officer Brian Shockley with the Tifton Police Department and volunteer Firefighter Brian Fincher with the Chula Fire Department.

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