Myra Gay Wheeler
Keysville, GA – Myra E. Gay Wheeler, 75, loving wife of 60 years to A. D. Wheeler, entered into rest Saturday evening, September 15, 2012 at University Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3:30PM on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 in the James Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverends Jim Emery and Jason Burton officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Moriah UMC Cemetery in Matthews, GA.
One of thirteen children born to the late Hannah James Gay and the late Albert Gay, Myra was a lifelong resident of Jefferson County and a member of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church. For over 10 years, she owned and operated a general store in Keysville. Her passions were fishing, working crossword puzzles, reading “Birds and Bloom” magazine and enjoying her frog collection. She was a people-person and especially loved babies and her family. Myra’s humor and infectious laughter will be greatly missed.
Myra is also preceded in death by her siblings, Rebie F. Gay, Lula Belle Cave, Emma Jane Massa, G. Cleveland Gay, Marion "Bud" Gay and Willis A. Gay. Other survivors include her two children, Darlene Owens (Jerry) and Aubrey Wheeler (Sue); six siblings, Macy Maddox of Atlanta, Marie Holley of Augusta, Ruby Nell Felder Thompson of Sherman TX, Margie C. Blackmon of Trenton SC, A. Judson Gay Sr, and William L. Cave of Niantic CT; 7 grandchildren, Victor Arrington (Christa), James Arrington (Taylor), Brad Arrington (Ashlee), J.D. Wheeler (Ashley), Jake Kight (Alicia), Dyland Wheeler (Casey) and Adam Wheeler; 8 great grandchildren, Emily Arrington, Autumn Arrington, Cayden Arrington, Madelyn Arrington, Sumer Arrington, Camlyn Arrington, Skye Wheeler and Wyatt Wheeler; a multitude of nieces and nephews; and many friends. Pallbearers will be James Lane and her grandsons—Victor Arrington, James Arrington, Brad Arrington, J.D. Wheeler, Jake Kight, Dylan Wheeler and Adam Wheeler.
Due to the financial burden caused by a prolonged illness, the family requests memorial contributions be made to James Funeral Home, P.O. Box 588, Wrens GA 30833.
Legacy of Love
A wife, a mother, a grandma too,
This is the legacy we have from you.
You taught us love and how to fight,
You gave us strength, you gave us might.
A stronger person would be hard to find,
And in your heart, you were always kind.
You fought for us all in one way or another,
Not just as a wife, not just as a mother.
For all of us you gave your best,
Now the time has come for you to rest.
So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,
Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.