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Herbert Guy (H.G) Gilley, 89, of the Wisdom community, passed away Dec. 23, 2017, at home.
He was the son of the late Herman Guthrie Gilley Sr. and Mattie Faulkner Gilley.
He was a retired school administrator. He was a member and deacon of Dripping Springs Baptist Church.
H.G. served in the United States Army in Korea.
He is survived by two sons, Barry (Nora K.) Gilley, of Wisdom and Todd (Cheryl) Gilley, of LaGrange; six grandchildren: Daniel, Amanda, Matthew, Rachel, Jennifer and Jay; four great-grandchildren, Sarah, Tatum, Zachary and Denton; and a special brother-in-law, Randall Gray. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Edna Drucilla Gilley. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Paul, Herman and Wilbur Gilley.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Smith Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of service.
Published on December 26, 2017
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