Homer Newton Gilstrap
Homer Newton Gilstrap died June 18, 2012. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Annie Sue Sims Gilstrap and their children, Patsy (Bo) Turner of Atlanta, Dennis (Thelma) Gilstrap of Warner Robins and Kay (Ted) Towne of Seattle, WA. He also leaves a granddaughter, Tristan Towne and five grandsons: Blake (Kim) Turner, Drew Turner, Michael (Kim) Gilstrap, Shannon Gilstrap and Austin Towne. Mr. Gilstrap has six great grandchildren. His siblings are Charles Gilstrap, Eugene Gilstrap and Georgia Whisenant. Other survivors include a host of nieces and nephews.
Mr. Gilstrap served proudly in the United States Air Force, retiring after 20 years. He served in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts.
The funeral service was held on Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of A.E. Carter Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Madison City Cemetery. Rev. Rick Smith officiated. Military Honors were provided by the United States Air Force Honor Guard.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 41 Perimeter Center, East, Suite 550 Atlanta, GA 30346.
A. E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Printed in the June 28, 2012 edition