By Sparta Live | January 10, 2002 12:00 am
Dorothy Gist, 86, of Sparta, passed away Jan. 8, 2002, at NHC of Sparta.
Gist was born June 22, 1915, in White County, to Ransom Simpson and Millie Cantrell Simpson.
She was a life-long member of First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for 50 years.
Gist had been employed at the Shirt Factory.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Gist and three brothers Junior Simpson, Donald Simpson and Virgil Simpson.
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Ruth Simpson of Florida; two nieces, Patricia Heath and Dorothy Grace Petersen both of Georgia; great nieces and nephews, Lori Heath, Joanna and Ed Nowak, Michael Peterson and Kathleen Peterson; great-great niece and nephew, Alexis and Kaitlin Nowak; cousins, Mildred Thurman, Harold Thurman, Katherine Cooley, Roy Simpson, Sarah Simpson and Renee Simpson; and special friend, Reba Austin.
Services were held at 1 p.m., Jan 9, 2002, at the chapel of Thurman Funeral Home with burial in Old Zion Cemetery. Bro. Fate Wilson and Bro. Jeff Jones officiated.
Thurman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.