The Newnan Times-Herald


Roy Edward Gilley

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Jul. 31, 2017 - 5:47 PM

Roy Edward Gilley passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at West Georgia Hospice in LaGrange.  

He had a career working for Bibb Manufacturing Company, where he retired.  He will be remembered for the love he had for his family.  He enjoyed spending time with friends and having the occasional barbecue.

Mr. Roy is predeceased by his mother, Lillian Gilley Horne; his father, Roy Lee Gilley; his children, Lawanda Hope Gilley and Susan Hillyard; his siblings, James Wilson Gilley, Barbara Jean Thrower, and Larry Frank Gilley.  

Mr. Roy is survived by his brother, Lamar Nelson; his sister, Irene Lower Redmond; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Higgins Hillcrest Chapel on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday.  

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Higgins Hillcrest Chapel, 770-253-4723