Jimmy Lendon Gifford

Hephzibah, GA – Jimmy Lendon Gifford, 78, husband of Mary Gifford, entered into rest on Sunday, September 5, 2011 at the VA Hospital.

Funeral services will be held this Wednesday, September, 7, 2011, at 10:00 A.M. from the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, with Dr. Michael Davenport officiating. Interment will be in the Veterans Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA.

Mr. Gifford, a native of Ft. Payne, AL, was the son of the late Trouse and Lelia Bailey Gifford, and had proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force as an Airman First Class. He had been a truck driver, worked at the Chris Craft boat company and retired from Greyhound Lines as a supervisor. Mr. Gifford loved his wife and family, enjoyed his garden, fishing and nature.

He was preceded in death by his two brothers.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Peggy Gifford of Omaha, NE; daughter and son-in-law, Risa and Bill Kitchens, Augusta, GA; a sister, Nancy Huskey of Rosville, GA; grandchildren, Kristen Gifford, Rachel Gifford, James Kitchens and Lauren Kitchens; a great grandchild, R.J. Smith; and  he loved his little dog, Gee Whizz.

The family will receive friends immediately following the sevice at the funeral home.

Chance & Hydrick F.D. 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906.



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