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Helen Izola (Shaw) Gay

May 4, 1927 ~ May 19, 2018 (age 91)

Helen Izola Shaw Gay, 91, of Lewisport, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Heartford House in Owensboro, KY. Helen was born on May 4, 1927 in Rome, GA. She was a member of Lewisport Baptist Church, and a Homemaker. Helen was preceded in death by her mother, Flora Evelyn Bowen Haire, her father, Claude H. Haire, husband, Andrew Jackson Gay, a son, Michael Andrew Gay, and a grandson, Dakota Michael Gay.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Claude Thomas Gay (Lorna) of Elk Grove, CA, William Anthony Gay, and Ronald DuWain Gay, both of Lewisport, KY, and Robert Paul Gay (LaDonna) of Calhoun, GA; a sister Edith Aleene Shaw Justice; nine grandchildren, Christopher Thomas Gay (Concetta), Andrew Joseph Gay, Joshua Matthew Gay (Jennifer), Carrie Elizabeth Gay Troncoso (Cynthia), Justin DuWain Gay (Nikki), Andrea Helen Gay, Jessica Megan Gay Stephens (Cory), Robert Nathan Gay (Elizabeth) and Samantha Michelle Gay; fourteen great grandchildren, Christopher Thomas Gay, Jr, Cyle Nicholas Gay, Dakota Michael Gay, Lhiannan Sidhe Buck-Gay, Madison MacKenzie Gay, Sierah Raeanne Hamilton-Gay Curcio, Tayler Alexandra Hamilton-Gay, Sydney Corine Hamilton-Gay, Alexis Nichole Gay, Jacob Andrew Stephens, Christian Michael Stephens, Jesslyn Faith Stephens, Jeryn Paul Stephens, and Gracie Faye Gay. Nieces, Nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Services to honor the life of Helen Izola Shaw Gay will be held at 7:00 pm, Thursday, May 24, 2018 from Crane Eater Community Church, with Rev. Robert Paul Gay officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the church. A private burial will be Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10 am, at Gordon Memorial Gardens in Calhoun, GA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Crane Eater Community Church Family Life Center Building Fund, 3168 Red Bud Rd NE, Calhoun, GA 30701.

Arrangements are being handled by Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Hawesville, KY, and Max Brannon and Sons Funeral Home, Calhoun, GA. Online condolences may be left for Helen’s family at, and


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