Gwynette Pauline Lightsey Olliff, 68, of Bristol. passed away on Thursday, February 11, 2021. The Appling County native and Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church member was a loving wife, mother, mema, aunt, sister and friend. Gwynette graduated in 1970 from Appling County High School and became a bus driver for over 28 years for the Appling County School System. She looked forward to beach trips, fishing and spending time at their Florida home. Her favorite pastime was spent with her 4 grandchildren and cooking for her family. She is predeceased by her parents, Jennis “J.O.” and Pauline Lightsey; sister, Joye Lightsey Lane and brother, T.L. “Bud” Lightsey.
Survivors include her husband, Victor Olliff of Bristol; a daughter, Robyn Olliff of Bristol; a son, Cory (Becca) Olliff of Bristol; grandchildren, Austin, Cassie, Eli and Bo; a brother, Jerry (Geneva) Lightsey of Bristol; sisters, Jean (Colvin) Griffis, Ina Dell Lightsey and Kay (Jim) Overstreet, all of Appling Co.; a host of nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service was held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church in Bristol.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.