Larry "Gopher" Gay, 69


Mr. Larry “Gopher” Gay, 69, of Aline, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral Services were Wednesday, September 23 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend John Woodcock officiating.

Pallbearers were William Gay, Austin Gay, David “Bubba” Williams, Caleb Akridge, Larry Buddy Hodges, and Timmy “Hardrock” Gay. Honorary pallbearer is Robert Beason.

Mr. Gay was born August 11, 1951 in Metter to the late Bill Gay and Lola Lamb Gay. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill Gay, Jr., James L. Gay, and Cecil Gay; sisters, Mildred Gay and Arlene Grimes. Mr. Gay enjoyed racing, hunting, fishing and helping others. He loved his family, especially being a grandpa, and being outside working on a project. Mr. Gay was a member of Church of God.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Gay of Aline; son, Tony Gay of Aline; daughters, Ann Marie (Shane) Akridge of Stillmore, Lisa G. Beason and Julie “redheaded step child” White, both of Aline; brothers, Ronnie (Tammy) Gay of Statesboro; sister, Juanita (Thomas) Ivey of Statesboro; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Beason, Dylan Akridge, Faith Akridge and Lola Gay; and several nieces, nephews and many friends.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.


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