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John Alvin Gildon
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1920
Death: Jan. 29, 2013

Funeral services for Mr. John Alvin Gildon, age 92, will be held Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Springhill, with Rev. Doyle Hales officiating and eulogy by Blake Canterbury and Patrick Canterbury. Interment will follow in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Bradley, AR under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home, Springhill, LA.

Visitation will begin Friday at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Mr. Gildon was born March 26, 1920 in Bradley, AR to John S. and Dina Ellen Newsom Gildon and passed away January 29, 2012 in Bossier City, LA. He was a native of Bradley, AR and a resident of Plain Dealing, LA until 1978, then moving to Dublin, GA and returning to Sarepta, LA in 2007. Mr. Gildon was a member of Midway Baptist Church and retired from International Paper Company with 38 years of service. He also worked for SP Newsprint for seven years.

He is survived by daughters, Joanna Canterbury of Sarepta, LA, Marjorie O'Neal of Plain Dealing, LA, Diana Powell and husband, Johnny of Dublin, GA; sons, Bennie Gildon and wife, Pat of Dublin, GA, Orville Gildon and wife, Fran of Minden, LA, John T. Gildon and wife, Linda of Plain Dealing, LA, James Gildon and wife, DeeDee of Beckville, TX; sister, Joyce Schoen and husband, Robert of Texarkana, TX; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-one great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren.

Mr. Gildon was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ester Lee Weems Gildon; one sister and three brothers.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Canterbury, Joey Canterbury, Richard Canterbury, Jason Powell, Jody Powell, Calvin Gildon, Alfred Gildon and John Gildon.

 
 
Burial:
Walnut Hill Cemetery
Bradley
Lafayette County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: henry osborne
Record added: Jan 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104399633
John Alvin Gildon
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