Gale Gibson Thomas

Gale Gibson Thomas, 61, of Franklin, North Carolina, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017.

Born in Macon County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Harley Gibson and Lesa Roper Gibson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother, Wade Gibson.   

Gale was an appliance specialist at Lowe’s. She was an avid softball fan and enjoyed watching her granddaughter play sports.

She is survived by her companion of 28 years, Wayne “Bud” Stamey; daughter, Shelly Thomas Finch and husband Neil of Franklin; her twin sister, Dale Sisti and husband Joe of Otto; sisters, Doris Dow and husband Joe of Palmetto, Florida, and Glenda Hughes and husband Chris of Rabun Gap; brother, Judson “Jud” Gibson (Rhonda) of Franklin; granddaughter, Haylee Leatherwood and husband Caleb of Waynesville, and her soon-to-be great-grandson, Rhett; grandchildren, Valerie Finch and Matthew Finch; great-granddaughter, Emerson; Bud’s children, Lisa Chastain, Tammy Shepherd and Keith Stamey; and special nieces and nephews, Christi, Ashley, Jason, Addie, Maddox, Emery, Alex, Kaden and Lexi.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, in the Chapel of Macon Funeral Home. The Revs. Jamie Passmore and David Lee Williams officiated. Burial was in the Iotla Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday, April 17, at Macon Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Jim Richter, James Anderson, Russ Chastain, Keith Stamey, Jason Crump and Brandon Powell.

Memorial donations can be made to Wake Forest A.L.S. Research Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, P.O. Box 571021, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157-1021. (

Macon Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at

The Clayton Tribune, April 20, 2017


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