Gay Nell Gunnels




Gay Nell Gunnels, 84, of Center, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016, in Houston.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Jim Moss and Bro. Larry Byrd officiating.  Interment will follow at Spann’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Center.  Visitation will be held prior to the service at Watson & Sons Funeral Home, beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Ms. Gunnels was born June 13, 1932, in Center, to Ira Jones and Isabelle Waller Jones.  After 20 years of service, she retired from Center ISD, where she worked as a Teacher’s Aide.  Ms. Gunnels loved flower gardening.  She was a charter member and was the oldest living member of Neuville Baptist Church in the Neuville Community.
She is survived by
Patty Eddins and husband, Dub, of Shelbyville
Sue Ann Noble and husband, Don, of Shelbyville
Jeffrey Noble and wife, Tyna, of College Station
Kelli Hernandez and husband, Ed, of Calgary, Canada
Joshua Noble and wife, Tamae, of Camp Zama, Japan
Melissa Parsons and husband, Mark, of Spring
Daniel Holloway and wife, Kelli, of Timpson
12 Great Grandchildren
Sister: Viva Lee Eaves and husband, Maxie, of Center
Sister-in-law: Claudine Buckner of Center
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Parents: Ira Jones and Isabelle Waller Jones
Husband: R. E. (Mutt) Gunnels
Brothers: Bill Jones, James Jones, Johnny Jones
Pallbearers will be Ronnie Perry, Charles Conway, Lonnie Traxler, Ronnie Hagler, Marshall Windham and Hopper Waller.
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