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Shirley G. Gaither
Wheeler Funeral Home & Crematory
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Shirley Graham Gaither of Covington, GA died Monday March 7, 2011 at Abbey Hospice.  She was born on July 29, 1935 in Porterdale, Ga to C. Lee and Mae Nichols Graham. She was retired as the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Covington, was a member of Porterdale Baptist Church, and a member of the American Legion Auxillary Post 32.  She loved her children and adored her grandchildren. She was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed the Atlanta Braves. 


Mrs. Gaither is survived by daughter Kimberly J. Gaither of Covington, GA, daughter and son-in-law Judy G. and Ron Dial of Covington, GA; sister and brother-in-law Sheilah and Randy Conner of Covington, GA; nephew Graham Conner of Atlanta, GA, nephew Keith Graham of Atlanta, GA, niece Stacy Levendusky of Monticello, GA; grandson Tyler Long, grandson and spouse Travis and Lindsey Long; 3 step-grandchildren Stacy Dial, Amanda Wilkins, and Chuck Dial; 6 step-great grandchildren; special "adopted" daughter Karen Shepherd. She is preceded in death by husband Maurice “Reese” Gaither and parents C. Lee Graham and Mae Nichols Graham 


Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday March 9, 2011 in the Chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with Rev Dickie Johnson officiating.  Interment will be at Covington City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Guest may sign the online register book at


Wheeler Funeral Home & Crematory

11405 Brown Bridge Road

Covington, GA  30016

(770) 786-7111