Mr. Gaston Ray Gilmore of Geneva passed away at his residence on Jan. 9, 2013. He was 74. Mr. Gilmore was born in Holmes County on Oct. 23, 1938 to the late Obie Stiner and Eleanor Hewitt Gilmore. He was a member Etna Lodge 202 in New Hope, where he was an active Mason for nearly 50 years. He was also a Shriner where he helped with the Shriners Hospital for Children.
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He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Shelton Gilmore and Fulton Gilmore.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Louise Lawrence Gilmore of Geneva; son, Johnny Ray Gilmore (Debbie) of Sweet Gum Head; daughter, Barbara Haddock (Lynn) of Vernon; four grandchildren, Brady Ray Gilmore, Beth Sheffield, Merissa Alford and Joshua Haddock; four great grandchildren, Nicholas and Mason Sheffield and Layla and Eli Haddock; two brothers, Houston Gilmore (Mary Lou) and Dalton Gilmore (Cathy), all of Ft. Walton Beach; sister, Annette Redmond of Ponce de Leon, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 in the chapel of Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva. Burial with Masonic Rites followed in Sunset Memorial Gardens with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family received friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1 p.m. until service time.
Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Jan. 16, 2013