Elson J. Gibson

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Funeral service for Mr. Elson J. Gibson, 86, will be at 4 p.m. today, Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at K.L. Brown Memory Chapel in Golden Springs with the Rev. Peter Hawker officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forestlawn Gardens. Mr. Gibson died August 15, 2015 after an extended illness. He is preceded in death by his parents, Jonathan E. Gibson, of Belington, W.V. and Alma E. Gibson, of Anniston; his wife of 54.5 years, Juleen F. Gibson, of Anniston; his twin sister, Evelyn G. Willingham, of Anniston; his great-grandson, Christopher A. Hurst, of San Diego, Calif.; and his granddaughter-in-law, Heather Hurst, of Anniston. He is survived by his daughter, Paula (Michael) Hurst, of Anniston; a son, Rodney (Kimberly) Gibson, of Oxford; six grandchildren, Jeramie, Johnathan and Chris Hurst, Jarod, Emma and Sarah Gibson, all of Anniston; one great-granddaughter, Tori Hurst, of San Diego, Calif.; four great-grandsons, Dylan Payton, Macswell and Ethan Hurst, all of Anniston; and his best friends, John and Rachel Parker, of Concord, N.C. Mr. Gibson retired from Oxford Plating Company in 1991. He drove Meals on Wheels for many years. He especially loved visiting all the people on his route. He was active in the Oxford Kiwanis Club for over 26 years. Mr. Gibson was always referred to as "The Peanut Man" because every year he was the top seller in their peanut campaign. He served as the secretary for the club for many years and most years he never missed a meeting. He served as treasurer in his Sunday School Class for some 20 plus years as well. He also ran the Bringing Up Grades program for Oxford Kiwanis until his health failed. After serving his country in the Army in Japan and Korea, he came home and went to work for the FBI in Washington, DC where he and Juleen met and fell in love. In his later years, his greatest joy was spending time in his yard. He would tend to it every day from daylight till dark. No matter the weather - and it showed. Mr. Gibson was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Anniston and the L.H. Carre Fellowship Sunday School Class, both for 44 years. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the L.H. Carre Fellowship Class. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the , 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 (www.alz.org). Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownmemorychapel.com. K.L. Brown Memory Chapel 620 Golden Springs Road Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 231-2334
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K.L. Brown Memory Chapel
620 Golden Springs Road
Anniston, AL 36207
(256) 231-2334
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Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 18, 2015
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