Gaynelle (Killian) Todd, 94, of Southside, formerly of Gadsden, went home to be with the Lord, Friday, July 6, 2012.
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A graveside service will be held today at 3 p.m. at Forrest Cemetery with Rev. Larry Fuhrman officiating. The family will receive friends at Collier-Butler from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing.
Gaynelle was born May 3, 1918, in Attalla, where she lived most of her life. She graduated from Etowah High School in 1936 and attended Snead College. She moved to Gadsden in 1980 with her loving husband, L.B., and spent the last two months of her life as a resident of Woodland Place.
For most of her married life, Gaynelle was a homemaker. She spent several years, however, in the 1960s and 1970s working part time at the Attalla Public Library. She was an avid reader, enjoyed playing bridge and spent many hours volunteering at the Salvation Army, Holy Name of Jesus Hospital and Red Cross. She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, Attalla, where she was active in Sunday School, Missionary Society and the church library. She was currently a member of First Baptist Church, Gadsden. Gaynelle was preceded in death by her parents, William Marion and Vera Rogers Killian; an infant brother; and her beloved husband of 60 years, L.B. Todd.
Survivors include her daughters, Bonda Todd Vance (Harry) and Beverly Todd-Lee (Robert); grandsons, Dr. Clifton Rodgers Vance (Kristina), Birmingham, Wesley Richmond Vance (Betsy), Peachtree Corners, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Madeline Elise, Bailey Alexander, Cannon Thomas and Hannah Kathryn Vance; nieces, Nena Todd Moon and Jeanne Todd Cullen; nephew, Jim Todd, and several cousins.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to First Baptist Church, Gadsden; First United Methodist Church, Attalla; or
The family would like to thank all of the employees of Woodland Place, Retha Mosher and Amedysis Hospice for their loving care and support during the last two months.
Condolences for the family may be given at www.collier-butler.com.
Published in The Gadsden Times on July 8, 2012