Doris Coleman Gilreath, 96 - Travelers Rest

Doris Madalia Coleman Gilreath, 96, of Travelers Rest, widow of the late James Frank Gilreath, died Friday, November 28, 2014, at her residence.

Born in Clay County, GA, she was the daughter of the late Stephen Daniel and Winnie Davis McKissack Coleman. She attended Limestone College and was a homemaker.

Mrs. Gilreath was a member of Jackson Grove United Methodist Church and assisted Lou Alice Flynn Turner in researching and compiling The History of Jackson Grove Church [c1981]. She was a longtime member of the Women's Society and assisted with MYF, Sunday School and choir programs for many years. She was a former member of NSDAR and the Fellowship of Methodist Musicians. During her later years of attendance, Mrs. Gilreath and her husband provided cut flowers for the sanctuary.

Surviving are one son, James Frank "Jim" Gilreath, Jr. and wife, Joan, of Travelers Rest, and their son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Jenny Gilreath of Piedmont; daughter, Winnie Barbare Gilreath Westbury of St. Andrews, and her three children, Lawrence and wife Mary Margaret Westbury of Fort Motte, Henley and husband Scottie Ellis of Columbia, and Patrick McKissack Westbury of Saint Matthews; four great-grandchildren, Adjysen, Toliven, and Makyla Ellis, all of Columbia, and Meakin Gilreath of Piedmont; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Gilreath was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Daniel Coleman, Jr. and his wife, Eleanor King Coleman, of Fort Gaines, GA.

A graveside service will be held Sunday, November 30, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Jackson Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Jackson Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 1401 Jackson Grove Rd., Travelers Rest, SC 29690, or Clay Co. Library, 208 Hancock St., Fort Gaines, GA 39851.

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