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Curtis Gibson, 71, US Navy Veteran

A memorial service will be held Sunday, February 6, 2005, at 2 p.m. at the Bearwallow United Methodist Church for Curtis Gibson.

He died suddenly from an apparent heart attack on the evening of Thursday, February 3, while driving home after visiting his daughter Jackie Montgomery and his grandchildren Ryan and Rebecca on Oak Grove Road in Columbia. Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Gibson was the son of the late Raymond and Sudie Wheeler Gibson of Texas. Prior to moving here to be with his daughter and grandchildren, he was a resident of El Paso, Texas.

He is survived by:
  • One son: Douglas Gibson, of High Rolls, New Mexico
  • Two daughters: Cynthia Morgan of El Paso, Texas, and
  • Jacquelyn Montgomery of Columbia
  • Five grandchildren: Joshua and Sean Morgan, Jennifer Morgan-Baldi, Ryan and Rebecca Jo Montgomery.
  • One nephew: Robert "Hoot" Gibson of San Francisco, California
  • And a special friend: Brigette Simms, of Las Vegas, Nevada
Mr. Gibson was a US Navy Veteran and a retired inspector for the Texas State Highway Department.

Visitation will begin after 1 p.m. on Sunday at Bearwallow United Methodist Church prior to the 2 p.m. service at which Rev. Troy Long will officiate.

A reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church immediately following the service.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a donation to the Nature Conservancy.
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