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Mrs. Gloria Fay Hewett Shipes, 64

Mrs. Gloria Fay Hewett Shipes, 64, of Hazlehurst died July 30 at Jeff Davis Hospital.
Mrs. Shipes was born Oct. 3, 1955, in Florida to the late Alvin Earl Hewett and the late Quinelle Lane Moye.
She was retired from Hazlehurst Mills with over 28 years of service and was a member of Oakland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by brothers, Terry John Hewett and William Larry Hewett, son-in-law, James Paul Toth.
Fay was married to her best friend for 46 years. She loved being a wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting and giving the beautiful creation to friends and family. Also she loved her church family at Oakland Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, George (Bo) Shipes of Hazlehurst; daughters, Dianne Shipes Reffner and Tina Shipes Bennett (Frankie) all of Hazlehurst; brother, Jerry Hewett (Dedra) of Baxley; sister, Tammy Roberson Miller (Robert) of Graham; grandchildren, Cortney D. Croft (Sean), Seth A. Mclendon (Kayia), Ethan Sellers (Audrey), Brett W, Reffner and Devin Sellers; great-grandchildren, Liam J. Bomar, Anakin J. Bomar and Xavier J. Hutcheson; several nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services were held Augu. 1 at Oakland Baptist Church with the Rev. Royce Hulett officiating.
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Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

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