Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

May 8, 2013

Rev. Vergel B. Gandy

VALDOSTA — Rev. Vergel B. Gandy, 75, of Sparks, passed away May 7, 2013, at Cook Medical Center. He was born Oct. 12, 1937, in Sparks and lived there all of his life. He was the son of the late Billy W. and Noner McDonald Gandy. In 1956, he married the love of his life, Earlene Ethridge Gandy, and enjoyed life with her for 53 years before the Lord took her home. Rev. Gandy was a minister and a brick mason by trade. He loved creating beautiful brick designs around the community. Rev. Gandy loved meeting people and made many friends over the years in the course of his work and ministry. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was adored by his daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and David Tillman; and his grandsons, Josh and Jeremy Tillman.

Rev. Gandy was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Earlene Ethridge Gandy; a brother, Robert Gandy; a sister, Vera Rogers; and an infant brother, Clifford Gandy.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and David Tillman of Adel; two grandsons, Josh and Jeremy Tillman of Adel; two sisters-in-law, Geraldine Pittman of Sparks and Hazel Baldree of Perry; a brother-in-law, Eugene Ethridge of Adel; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Community Calvary Holiness Church with the Rev. Vernon Hughes, the Rev. Hershell Smith, and the Rev. Raiford Walker officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service. Interment will follow in Sparks Cemetery.

The family will receive friends today at Purvis Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.  

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.purvisfh.com. — Purvis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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