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Melaine T. Gillis

Melaine T. Gillis

Tuesday, May 1st, 1923 - Sunday, October 13th, 2019
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Melaine T. Gillis, 96, of Dawsonville passed away Sunday October 13, 2019, at North Georgia Assisted Living following a period of declining health.
Born May 1, 1923, in Estonia to the late Jury and Anna Paalberg, she has lived in Dawsonville for the past 3 years having moved from Des Moines, Iowa. A homemaker at her death, she formerly worked as a secretary for the Des Moines School System. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Des Moines. During WW II she married her first husband, 1st Lt. Cleo “Mike” Misel. She made great sacrifices to leave Estonia and join her husband in West Liberty, Iowa. After his death she married Richard Gillis who also precedes her in death. Melaine enjoyed painting, quilting, singing and loved writing letters.
Surviving are her daughters and sons in law, Laury and Jim Braby, Troy, Ohio, Cindy and Steve Stowers, Dawsonville; grandchildren, Chad and Shelley Braby, Lisa and Robert Bennett, Mark and Jennifer Braby, Lorann Rowan and Chris Moore, Katrina and Phillip Bailey; great grandchildren, Isabelle Braby, Eliza Braby, Sarah Harper Bennett, McKay Bennett, Claire Bennett, Carolyn Braby, Sawyer Braby, Taylor and Jessi Rowan, Tiffanie Rowan and Kyle Shaffer, Lexie Bailey, Lakyn Bailey, Logan Bailey; great great grandchildren, Braelyn Rowan, Everett Rowan, and Kora Shaffer.
A celebration of her life will be held Sunday October 20, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Eddie Martin and Rev. Corey Gilleland will officiate.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 until 7 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her memory to the Dawsonville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 935, Dawsonville, GA 30534, for the purchase of a Greg Olsen painting called “The Comforter”.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Bearden Funeral Home
    Address
    334 Hwy. 53 East
    DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
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  • Service

    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    When
    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 7:00pm
    Location
    Bearden Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    334 Hwy. 53 East
    DAWSONVILLE, GA 30534
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Phil McIntire

Posted at 12:24pm
Cindy,
Read about your mom’s passing, in the Index, sounds like she had a long and interesting life. It was good to see you at the 50th class reunion. Hopefully many more reunions to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Phil McIntire
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karlyene bailey

Posted at 05:56pm
Remembering Laine. the lovely wife of Cleo and super mother of two beautiful young daughters, Cindy and Lauren, who were enrolled at that time, in West Elementary. I so enjoyed having Cindy in my 5th grade classroom--- many, many years ago. Mrs. Karlyene Bailey, W.Liberty, IA.
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