Mrs. Louise Gibbs, of Carthage, died two days following the death of her 60 year old son, Farris Len Gibbs, who died at their Jordan Street home Sunday morning December 13th. Mrs. Gibbs died at the age of 88 at the Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital where she was admitted December 10th suffering from Covid. She was pronounced deceased at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening December 15, 2020.
Mrs. Gibbs was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Graveside services and interment were conducted from Circle Park at the Smith County Memorial Gardens at 11 a.m. Friday morning December 18th with her pastor, Eld. Rickey Day officiating. Burial followed beside her son and near her husband and great grandson.
She was one of seven children of the late Charles Ishmul Williams who died May 13, 1956 at the age of 43 and Emma Sue Christian Williams Brown Whitehead who died November 21, 2002 at the age of 89 and was born Margaret Louise Williams in the Buffalo Valley Community on July 23, 1932.
On October 21, 1951 in Hartsville she was united in marriage to Oak Grove Community in Macon County native, Arlis Lee Gibbs. He preceded her in death at the age of 78 on April 8, 2012.
Three siblings also preceded her in death, Betty Brown Frye who died August 9, 1997 at the age of 57, Frank Delano Brown who died February 5, 2006 at the age of 69, former Red Boiling Springs Mayor, Willie Lee Brown Sr., who died July 17, 2020 at the age of 86.
In addition to Farris three additional children preceded her in death, Patricia Gibbs who died at the age of 10 days on September 13, 1957, Glenn Key Gibbs who died at the age of 49 on May 10, 2002, and Gary Dale Gibbs who died at the age of 60 on April 2, 2012.
Also preceding her in death was a great-grandson, Gage Alexander Gibbs who died February 24, 2016 at the age of 16.
Mrs. Gibbs was employed first at the Texas Boot Co. in Lebanon and later at the Texas Boot Co. in Carthage and retired from there with over twenty five years of service.
Mrs. Gibbs was saved at the age of 70 in 2002 under the preaching, Eld. Jackie Stagner and was baptized into the full fellowship of the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in South Carthage by Eld. Rickey Day.
Surviving are her four children, Teresa Gibbs McMillan and husband Raymond of South Carthage, Sandy Gibbs and a special friend she also considered a daughter, Marty Helton, both of Kingston; Angie Gibbs Henry and husband Mike of Gainesboro, Roger Gibbs and wife Betty Washer Gibbs of South Carthage; ten grand-children and six great-grandchildren.
SANDERSON of CARTHAGE