Gloria J. Gann, age 72, passed away Saturday evening at Candler County Hospital after a brief illness. The Chatham County Native lived most of her life in Bulloch County before moving to Metter Ga.
Born on October 5, 1948 to L.B. and Deloris Smart, Gloria grew up to become a homemaker who took great pride in her skills. She had a servant’s heart of gold, always looking to care for others and their needs, over her own. She loved to cook and could whip up a meal in no time from the fish she loved to catch or the fresh produce from the garden she tended. Visitors would always be welcomed to stay and eat. Gloria’s goal in life was to win the Lottery and if she had won, she would make sure her family would never have lacked for anything.
Gloria is preceded in death by her daughter, Lisa Pughsley; her son John Wayne Pughsley; a sister, Theressa Hagin and a brother, David Smart.
Survivors include her loving husband of thirty-five years, James Gann; her daughters, Felicia Hollingsworth (Chris Crowe), Janice Tabitha Sousa (John S.), Rachel Gann and Stephanie Webb; her son, Jesse James Gann (Crystal Olliff); four sisters, Judy Smart, Priscilla Sterling, Gladys Yvonne Cave, and Barbra Powell; and a brother, Daniel Smart. Grandchildren that also love and will greatly miss Gloria are: Holden Hickman, Waylon Hickman, Kristen Rountree, Stacilee Deloach, Brantley Crowe,Hunter Crowe, Summer Tyer, Reign Walls, Trevor Kendrick, Christopher Ward, Danny Hollingsworth III, Ashley Pughsley, Jeffrey Pughsley, Kelsey Foskey, Shelley Wells, Layla Wells and Johnathon Pughsley.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 31, 2020 at Corinth-Leefield Cemetery, Brooklet Georgia with Elbert and Sheila Austin officiating.
Deal Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
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