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Thelma Rivers Gaddy

June 14, 1925 — September 23, 2020

Thelma Gaddy, 95, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.

Thelma loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She will deeply missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Rivers and Alma Zipperer Rivers; three husbands, Howard Cleland, Waverly Jones, and Guy Gaddy; and children, Charles Cleland, Latrell Jackson, and Johnny Cleland.

She is survived by her ex-husband, Roy Love; two sons, David Cleland (Sharon) and Ronnie Love (Susan); sister, Lola Sapp (Perry Lee Sapp); twelve grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; fifteen great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery on Dean Forest Road in Savannah.  

Due to COVID-19 regulations, social distancing guidelines will be followed, and the wearing of masks is required. 

Arrangements are provided by Carter Funeral Home Bryan. To share a memory or leave a condolence, please visit   

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