Mrs. Emily Gates Gunn, 71, a live-long resident of Covington, died June 30. The daughter of the late Joseph Marvin Gates and Evelyn Wheeler Gates, she was born in Newton County in 1936. Mrs. Gunn was a member of Julia A. Porter United Methodist Church and retired from Steele Jones Insurance Agency where she worked as a bookkeeper. She is preceded in death by husband Mr. Thomas "Pete" Gunn, brothers Joseph Marvin Gates Jr. and James Harold Gates and sister and brother-in-law Betty and Jesse Henderson.
Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law Terri and Rick Collins of Kendallville, Ind., Sherri and Steve Helm of Covington, Robin and Joe Maughon of Walnut Grove; grandchildren Ryan and Amy Collins, Buck and Kerri Helm, Jenny Helm, Cody Maughon; great-granddaughters Caroline Collins, Lily Helm; sister Georgia Ann Brooks of Conyers; brother Jack Gates of Dalton; numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, July 2, in the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with the Rev. Teresa Lilja officiating. Entombment will follow at Lawnwood Memorial Park. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made in memory of Mrs. Gunn to The American Cancer Society, (800) 227-2345.
The Covington News July 2, 2008