Julia Bryars Gibbs

Published 2:50pm Monday, October 15, 2012

ATMORE – Julia Bryars Gibbs, 89, born Sept. 21, 1923, went home to be with her Lord on Oct. 9, 2012.  She was a lifelong resident of Atmore.

She was employed by Southland Telephone Co. for 30 years and spent her later years traveling with her husband in his work to Puerto Rico and the Panama Canal zone.  Upon retirement, they traveled the country and enjoyed their beach house and farm. Julia was a brave and courageous lady who fought the good fight and won the battle.  She was a source of inspiration to her siblings, children and all who knew her. We were all blessed to have her in our lives and her legacy will live on through her family.

Her beloved husband, Thomas Hollis Gibbs; parents, Clarence and Mae Boggan Bryars; brothers, Clarence L. Bryars, Ellis Bryars, Elton Bryars and sister Ruth Bryars Caraway preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Jeffrey Bart (Linda) Gibbs of Molino, Fla.; Portia Gibbs (Norman) Goss of Montgomery, Tom (Beth) Gibbs of Charleston, S.C., Wyman (Teresa) Gibbs of Athens and Ayla Hixson of Birmingham; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four sisters, Betty (Vernon) Vinson of Pace, Fla. Laurie (J.T.) Moseley of Bay Minette, Mary Jo (Charles) Fickling of Perdido and Sammie (Lonnie) Turberville of Atmore; four sisters-in-law, Lillian Bryars of Pensacola, Fla., Nell Bryars of Atmore, Mary Gibbs of Monroeville and Ruth Bryars of Albany, Ga. and  her loving caretakers, Faye Lee, Martha Colbert and Sandy Flowers, covenant Hospice and Mitzi Thomas.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Grindle officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery. Family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. was in charge of all arrangements.

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