MATTHEWS, Ga. - Mr. Charlie Ferman Papa Gay, 69, the beloved husband of 40 years to Frances Stewart Gay and the son of the late Tommy Franklin Gay and Nora Mae Hobbs Gay, entered into rest Tuesday, January 1, 2008.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 3, 2008, at 2 p.m. at James Funeral Home with Rev. Ed Chance and Rev. Tim Farrel officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Moriah Cemetery.
Mr. Gay was a native of Warren County. Mr. Gay was of the Baptist faith, he was retired from J. M. Huber Corp., after 26 years of service as a supervisor, and he was in the U.S. Army. Mr. Gay was a loving husband, father, and dedicated grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Frances Gay; a stepson, Steve (Teresa) Arrington; a daughter, Anita (Dean) Maruca; two brothers, Edward (Betty Ann) Gay, Eugene (Estelle) Gay; three sisters, Dorothy Newsome, Doris Stewart, Alice Nutt; six grandchildren, Lee-Ann (Michael) Watson, Stephanie Arrington, Amber Maruca, Sarah Arrington, Megan Maruca, Trent Maruca; and a great-grandchild, Lauren Taylor Watson.
Pallbearers were Dan Arrington, Bob Barrow, Glen Bazemore, Ralph Jordan, Harvey McNair, Morris Hannah.
James Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.