Edith Stonecypher Gailey

January 3, 1939 ~ April 30, 2022 (age 83)

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Edith Stonecypher Gailey, age 83 of Alto, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 30, 2022. 

Born in Clarkesville, Georgia on January 03, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Cline & Daisy Ivester Stonecypher. Edith was a graduate of North Habersham High School, Class of 1957. She was the former manager of Stoney’s Family Restaurant in Clarkesville for most of her adult life. Edith was a volunteer for many years with the Habersham Soup Kitchen and Habersham Medical center where she was recognized as volunteer of the year. She was a member of Hills Crossing Baptist Church.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Bobby Smith; second husband, Mitchell Gailey; son, Mike Reed; granddaughter, Lauren Howard; & son-in-law, Joe Irvin. 

Survivors include her children, Angie Irvin & fiancé, Frank McClung of Flowery Branch, GA; Dean & Beverly Smith of Alto, GA; Tammy & Andy Poole of Gainesville, GA; Kim & Reggie Hulsey of Mount Airy, GA; step-son, Chris Gailey of Austin, TX; daughter-in-law, Kathy Reed of Hartselle, AL; grandchildren, Justin Irvin of Monroeville, PA; Jason Irvin of Mount Airy, GA; Chelsea Smith Honeycutt & Zack Honeycutt of Asheville, NC; Christy Smith of Alexandria, VA; Amanda Poole of Gainesville, GA; Chase Poole of Alexandria, VA; Nicholas Poole of Gainesville, GA; Dalton Hulsey of Mount Airy, GA; Miranda & Chad Edwards of Demorest, GA; Mikee & Chasity Reed of Hartselle, AL; Becca & Adrian Miller of Hartselle, AL; Tiffany & Dakota Bennett of Lubbock, TX; Matthew Gailey of Prescott, AZ; other relatives, & friends.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 03, 2022 at Hills Crossing Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Walter Singletary officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256 


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May 3, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Graveside Service
May 3, 2022

2:30 PM
Hills Crossing Baptist Church Cemetery

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