Howard Roland Gilbert (1933 - 2014)

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Howard Roland Gilbert, age 80 of Chipley, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Atlanta, Ga. Howard was born May 7, 1933 in Chipley to the late Homer and Mary Belle (Miller) Gilbert. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, a retired airline pilot for Eastern Airlines and a deacon and former Chairman of Ushers at First Baptist Church in Chipley.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Sue Gilbert and a son, Howard Roland Gilbert Jr., predecease him
Survivors include two sons, Jeffery Gilbert and wife Teresa of Dahlonega, Ga., and John Gilbert and wife Angie of Valdosta, Ga.; three daughters, Sherril Gilbert of Chipley, Cynthia Green and husband Mark of Avondale, Ga., and Valerie Hedges of Peachtree City, Ga.; three brothers, Jerry Scarboro of Wimauma, David Scarboro of Dahlonega, Ga., and Bobby Scarboro of Miami; two sisters, Barbara Weber of Tallahassee and Patsy Hill of Lexington, N.C.; grandchildren, T. Brian Green, Nathan Mark Green, Ashley Sue Hedges, Lena Suzanne Camp, John Dayton Hedges, Jessica Lauren Camp, Hayden David Gilbert, Ethan Michael Gilbert and Abigail SueAnn Gilbert and one great grandson, Nathan Hawken Green.
The family received friends from 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Chipley. Funeral services followed at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Michael Orr officiating. Graveside services followed at Oakie Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery, near Chipley, with the Rev. Mark Green officiating. Friends and family may sign the online register at Brown Funeral Home of Chipley is in charge of the arrangements.
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Published in Washington County News and Holmes County Times-Advertiser on Apr. 9, 2014
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