May 19, 2010
Lula Kimball Gibbons, age 88 died peacefully at home Wednesday morning (May 19, 2010) with her family by her side.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Steve Johnson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late John Andrew and Loula Patterson Kimball. A devoted and loving mother of 76 decedents, she spent her time working with her hands. She was a farmer's wife and loved crafts, quilting and sewing. She had a green thumb and was able to grow just about anything. Lula loved the Lord and was a member of Yates-Thagard Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by: her husband Raymond Gibbons; a son Tommy Gibbons; sisters Beulah Lassiter, Bertha Livengood, Lillie Thomas and Edith Garner; a brother Johnny Kimball.
She is survived by: daughters Betty Garner and Husband Larry of Carthage, Judy Garner of Carthage, Patty Holder and husband Mark of Angier, Ruth Woods and husband Frank of Carthage, Mary Lou Matthews and husband Wayne of Vass, Alice Caviness and husband Leo of Robbins; sons Sherman Gibbons and wife Linda of Cary, James Gibbons and wife Lisa of Carthage, John Gibbons and wife Martha of Carthage; 26 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; a special friend and caretaker April Turney.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church and other times at the residence.
Memorials may be made to: Yates-Thagard Baptist Church, 3820 Vass Carthage Rd, Carthage, NC 28327, The Gideon's, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214. or FirstHealth Hospice Foundation, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374.
Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family.