Gale Gibson Thomas

Gale Gibson Thomas

Gale Gibson Thomas

FRANKLIN - Gale Gibson Thomas, 61, of Franklin, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017.

 Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Harley Gibson and Lesa Roper Gibson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Wade Gibson.  

Gale was an appliance specialist at Lowe’s. She was an avid softball fan and enjoyed watching her granddaughter play sports.

 She is survived by her companion of 28 years, Wayne “Bud” Stamey; daughter, Shelly Thomas Finch and husband Neil of Franklin; her twin sister, Dale Sisti and husband Joe of Otto; sisters, Doris Dow and husband Joe of Palmetto, Florida and Glenda Hughes and husband Chris of Rabun Gap, Georgia; brother, Judson “Jud” Gibson (Rhonda) of Franklin; granddaughter, Haylee Leatherwood and husband Caleb of Waynesville; and her soon to be great-grandson, Rhett; grandchildren, Valerie Finch and Matthew Finch; great-granddaughter, Emerson; Bud’s children, Lisa Chastain, Tammy Shepherd and Keith Stamey; and special nieces and nephews, Christi, Ashley, Jason, Addie, Maddox, Emery, Alex, Kaden and Lexi.

 A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The Revs. Jamie Passmore and David Lee Williams officiated. Burial was in the Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends Monday, April 17 at Macon Funeral Home.

 Pallbearers were Jim Richter, James Anderson, Russ Chastain, Keith Stamey, Jason Crump and Brandon Powell.

 Memorial donations can be made to Wake Forest A.L.S. Research Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, P.O. Box 571021, Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1021

 Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

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