Delbert Gifford


Delbert Leon Gifford, 95, of Trenton, died Friday, April 7, 2017. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church for over 61 years and a deacon there for over 40.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Velma McCarver Gifford; parents, William and Annie Gifford; brothers, Buck, Conley, Bill and Charlie Gifford; and sisters, Elsie Phillips, Pearl Sullivan and Flossie Jones.

Survivors include son Eddy (Peggy) Gifford; daughter Leonda (Mitchell) Smith; grandchildren Dana (Matt) Nethery, Josh (Amy) Gifford, Kyla (John) Castleberry, Ansel (Christy) Smith and Amanda Smith; great-grandchildren Bryce and Brayden Nethery, all of Trenton; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 546, Trenton, Ga. 30752.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the Ryan Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Billy Wallace and Bro. Mitchell Smith officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Lake Hills Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Sunday and noon until service time Monday at Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, Georgia.

Share your thoughts and memories at www.RyanFuneralHome.net.


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