GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Eleanor Lackland Gibson Nalley died August 7, 2010 after an extended illness. She was born December 13, 1927 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Lt. Col John Shackelford Gibson, M.D. and Patty Braxton Gibson. She was living at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii with her family when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Her father was a U.S. Army doctor stationed at the hospital. After graduating from North Fulton High School in Atlanta, Georgia she went to the University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in English. She married Logan Nalley on October 16, 1948, after Logan returned from serving in the US Army Air Corps in World War II. The couple lived in Atlanta, Georgia before Logan was activated (US Air Force) during the Korean Conflict and assigned to Europe. They returned to Gainesville in 1956. In Gainesville she was an active member in The Junior Service league, one of the original members of Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association and a member of Grace Episcopal Church. She was an avid golfer winning several local tournaments and scored a hole-in-one. She served as president of both Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association and the Sea Palms Ladies Golf Association. They moved to Saint Simons Island in the late 1970's and she returned to Gainesville in 2006. She is preceded in death by her husband, Logan Nalley, Sr. She is survived by a daughter Patty Nalley Wallis, sons Dr. Logan Nalley, Jr. (Dale) and John Gibson Nalley, Sr. (Elaine); 10 Grandchildren, Virginia Nalley Ross, Ivy Lee Nalley, Dr. Logan Nalley, III (Annie), James Harley Nalley, Martha Burton Nalley, Henry Washington Wallis, III, Eleanor Braxton Wallis, Logan Nalley Wallis, John Gibson Nalley, Jr. and George Logan Nalley; 3 Great Grandchildren, Virginia Logan Ross, Raymond Miller Ross, and Anna Kate Jordan Wallis. She is also survived by her sister Patty Gibson White and two sisters in law, Frances Moore Nalley and Doris Dorsey Nalley. Memorial Park Funeral Home North Riverside Chapel, 989 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, Georgia is in charge of arrangements. The family received friends at the Funeral Home on Monday, August 9, 2010 from 6:00 - 8:00 in the evening. A Graveside Service will be held at Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Georgia Tuesday, August 10 at 10:00 am, followed by an 11:00 am service at The Grace Episcopal Church, 422 Brenau Avenue, Gainesville, Georgia. The Rev. Doug Dailey will officiate. Memorials may be made to The Grace Episcopal Church or any charity of your choice.
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2010