Funeral services for Mr. Robert Lee Gwin, 83, will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday November 26, 2010 at First Baptist Church Winnsboro with Dr. Max Lee and Rev. Craig Beeman officiating. Interment will follow at Gwin Cemetery Mangham, LA under the direction of Gill First National Funeral Home Winnsboro.
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Mr. Gwin was born on September 3, 1927 and died on Monday November 22, 2010. He was a resident of Winnsboro, a farmer, served with the United States Army during WWII and a member of First Baptist Church Winnsboro.
He was preceeded in death by brothers Johnny B., Paul Jefferson and Gus Gwin; sister Odell Fortenberry; half sisters Viola Emery and Sallie Nichols.
Survivors include his wife Brenda Bryant Gwin; step-daughter Anna Beth Whittington and husband Robert of Baton Rouge; grandchildren Marshall, Tucker, Laurel, Thomas and Matthew Whittington; special great great nephews William Carter Gwin and James Eli -Fortenberry; brothers Lovie Gwin of Bloomington, California, Blanchard Gwin and wife Joann of Natchez, MS; sisters Maudie Lee Arn and husband Gene of Biloxi, MS, Bea Dixon and husband Oscar of Orange, TX, also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Mike Dixon, James Fortenberry, Jamie Fortenberry, Matt Gwin, Gordon Roach and Adron Walker.
Honorary pallbearers will be Don Cornwell, Oscar Dixon, Charles Ray Fortenberry, George Earl Gordon, Terry Mangum, William Gwin and Sunday School Class Members.
Friends may call for visitation on Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
The family extends a thank you to the staff of the Winnsboro Dialysis Center. The friendships Robert made with his fellow patients were very special to him.
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Published in The News Star on Nov. 25, 2010