Susie L. Gibbens, 83, of Temple, Texas, formerly of Baxley, died Friday, September 16, 2011 in a Temple hospital. Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 17, at Heights Baptist Church in Temple with Dr. Tom Henderson and the Rev. Billy Koinm officiating. Burial was at Pinelawn Memorial Gardens in Bacon County, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24.
Mrs. Gibbens was born December 28, 1927 in Miami, FL, to Henry Grady and Hattie Serepta Sellers Leggett. She was a graduate of Edison High School in Miami and attended the University of Miami. She had been a resident of Baxley for 13 years and had worked as a bookkeeper for Bob’s Wholesale in Baxley. Mrs. Gibbens was a former member of Woodlawn Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Sue Henderson and husband, Dr. Tom Henderson of Temple; one son, Roy Gibbens, Jr. and wife, Rae of Etowah, North Carolina; one sister, Lorena Lynch of Jesup; four grandchildren, Joshua Henderson, Sara Henderson, Stacy Henderson and Sara Gibbens
Memorials may be made to Church’s Touching Lives For Christ, P.O. Box 4482, Temple, Texas 76505.
Crosby Funeral Home in Alma was charge of arrangements