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Georgia Mae (Hamilton) GillespieFebruary 22, 1930 ~ April 23, 2019 (age 89)
Georgia Mae (Hamilton) Gillespie, 89-year-old resident of Follett, Texas passed away on April 23, 2019. She was born in Lipscomb County, Texas on February 22, 1930, to Emery and Rheva Pearl (Stevens) Hamilton.
She attended school in Follett. The highlight of her high school basketball career was being the only high school team invited to the AAU National Tournament in St. Joseph, Missouri in March of 1946.
On March 22, 1947, Georgia married Calvin J. Gillespie in Amarillo, Texas. To this union, five children were born: Darrel, Sue, Kathie, Lila, and Twila. They made their home in Follett, Texas.
In the early part of the 1950’s Georgia and Calvin moved to Highmore, South Dakota. After four years they returned to Follett. In 1961 Calvin built the Panther Cove and Georgia ran the restaurant. Three years after opening the Cove, they sold it to Robert and Betty Redelsperger, and bought the Young Ranch outside Darrouzett, Texas and moved their family to what became the Gillespie Farms. While living at the farm Calvin and Georgia owned and operated the Gillespie Family Mart in Follett. In 2000, after the sale of the farm, Calvin and Georgia moved back to Follett.
Preceding Georgia in death were her parents; her husband Calvin, 3 brothers; Emery, Claudia, and Ralph Ray, 4 sisters; Fern, Lena Pearl, Betty Lou, Mary Ellen, son-in-law Robin Schultz, great-granddaughter Shelby Gillespie and daughter-in-law Traci Gillespie.
Georgia is survived by two brothers, Frankie and Harry, one sister, Patty; her son, Darrel (Connie) Gillespie of South Fork, Colorado and children and grandchildren, Cory (Carmen) Gillespie and Hayden of Amarillo, Texas, Wendy (Chad) Lawrence and Ester, Sydney, Sara, and Laura Joy of Beaufort, South Carolina, Tye Gillespie of South Fork, Colorado; daughter, Sue Ann (Randy) Phillips of Booker, Texas and their children and grandchildren, Chad (Shelley) Phillips and Ella, Tucker, and Henry of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Kirt (Shannon) Phillips and Calvin and Ryann, of Lewisville, Texas, Nick (Krystal) Phillips and Graham and Olivia of Houston, Texas; daughter, Kathie(Billy) Couch of Booker, Texas and their children and grandchildren, Drew (Rachael) Couch and Boaz, Esther, and Eleanor of Derby, Kansas, Cally Couch and Rhiana of Perryton, Texas; daughter, Lila Hood and her son Seth Hood of Shamrock, Texas; and daughter, Twila Schultz of Mancos, Colorado and her children and grandchildren, Trey (Jessica) Schultz and Ryan, Carson, and Avery of Mancos, Colorado, and Carrie (Pierce) Browder of Amarillo, Texas.
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