September 20, 2013

Ethel Mariah Gibson

Charles Oliver

— Ms. Ethel Mariah Gibson, 91, of Dalton, departed this life Friday morning, Sept. 20, 2013, at Regency Park.

Ethel was born Oct. 5, 1921, in Dalton, a daughter of the late Glenn and Belle Joiner Chance. She was also preceded in death by sisters, Edna Deverall and Pauline Goins, and brothers, Leonard Chance and J.B. Chance.

Ethel was retired from Shaw Industries Plant No. 5 and was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Beverly Gibson of Cohutta, Billy and Martha Gibson of Dalton, James and Sherrie Gibson of Rocky Face; grandchildren, Wendy Moore, Keith Gibson, Mark Gibson, David Gibson, Donna Hall, Laura Gibson and Chris Gibson; great-grandchildren, Matthew Frye, Hannah Hall, Joshuah Gibson, Corselien Gibson, Angela Gibson, Rachel Gibson, Destiny Moore, Caden Moore, Kaine Gibson, Gabe Gibson, Alex Gibson, Andrew Gibson, Amelia Gibson, Abe Gibson, Micaiah Gibson and Braxton Gibson; great-great-grandchildren, Tyce Curtis and Greenleigh Gibson; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Becky Chance; sister, Glennie Flood; special friend, Sheila Bramlett; and several nieces and nephews.

Services to celebrate the life of Ms. Ethel Mariah Gibson will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Ponders Melrose Chapel with the Rev. Tim Lee and the Rev. Brad Bailey officiating.

She will be laid to rest at Antioch Cemetery with David Gibson, Mark Gibson, Chris Gibson, Kaine Gibson, Matthew Frye and Glenn Chance serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends at Ponders Melrose Chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. today and after 11 a.m. Sunday until the service hour.

Arrangements are by Ponders Melrose Chapel, 138 Melrose Drive, Dalton; (706) 226-4002.