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“Love and Prayers to all of you. May God bless and keep you during this time. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Dorothy Goodloe - GA

“Gail was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was the first person to train me in the medical field in 1970. Since day one she has always been one...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: vicki edwards - GA

“May the peace of God envelope you in this sad time. Kathy McGraw ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy McGraw - Lake Park, GA

“I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. May you let God's Word comfort you when it reads, If a man dies can...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Trina - GA

“Gayle was a bright star and brought a lot of laughter and love to those around her. Her faith was strong and only got stronger as her challenges...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Jane Yorke - Avon Park, FL

“I was so saddened to hear of the death of one of my clients who I immediately just fell in love with. She was so precious and I enjoyed sitting down...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Sylvia Johnson - Hahira, GA

“To Gayle's family, I have known Gayle for many years from SGMC and the doctors office.She was as beautiful on the inside as the outside and loved...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Sarah Corbett - Valdosta, GA

“Stacy, we were so sorry to hear of your Mom's death. We have lots of warm, special memories of her. Know that our thoughts & prayers are with you &...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jo (Drawdy) Oliver; Penelope (Drawdy) Schmidt; Stephanie (Drawd - GA

“Sorry to hear the news of your mom. But we know she with god now. And she not sick any more. She will be miss.Will be praying for the family ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara and Egdar Smith - GA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.May God's peace cover and keep each of you until we all see Gayle again, complete and totally healed. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Bob and Geneva Taylor - Valdosta, GA

“Thinking of all of you ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Danny & Sue Sistrunk - Valdosta, GA

“Iris, I am so sorry, I know she fought a long hard fight, but praise God the fight is over. We are praying for you and the family. ”
12 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Waldron - quitman, GA

“Stacy and family: We are saddened to hear of your loss! May God's grace hold you closely through the coming days. We are never prepared for the...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Victor and Mary Alice Aldridge - GA

“May the peace of our LORD & savior be with the family at this time. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: PAUL & LUCY Hampton - GA


Gayle M. Smith Zeigler Gayle M. Smith Zeigler, 67, of Valdosta died Friday, October 18, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her family and loved ones. She was born on December 15, 1945 in Valdosta to the late Benjamin Ira Moore and Annie Mae Bailey Moore. Gayle was a graduate of Lowndes High School and attended Valdosta State College where she received a degree in nursing. She was a member of the Nursing Association and was selected for Who's Who of America for Academic Achievement. Gayle worked with Dr. Joe Stubbs, Dr. Gregory Beale and Dr. Allen Woods for many years. She worked as a registered nurse at South Georgia Medical Center and was awarded the distinguished honor for most caring nurse. Gayle volunteered at Edith Garlow Johnston Library in Lake Park and was a member of the Reading Club. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Abundant Life Church of God. Gayle enjoyed traveling and especially loved the beach. Her favorite and most cherished times were spent with her family, especially her grandchildren whom she was affectionately known by them as "GiGi". Gayle enjoyed sewing and gardening. She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Stacy Lee and Amanda Smith of Lake Park, three grandchildren, Taylor Alexis Smith, Seth Lee Smith and Channing Elizabeth Smith, her sisters and brothers in law, Ann M. and Aldean Dukes of Dasher and Iris M. and Danny L. Bailey of Valdosta, the father of her son, Jerome Smith of Quitman, her sister in law and brother in law, Tina and Mark Lorge of Laguna Beach, CA, lifetime beloved friend, Pat Hodges of Valdosta, numerous nieces and nephews, her stepson, Heath Zeigler and his wife, Grace of Dahlonega and her stepdaughter, Liska Hamm and her husband, Brent of Valdosta. Gayle is preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, Kenton F. Moore, L. Wayne Moore, Jack F. Moore, Billy G. Moore and Bobby E. Moore and one sister, Juanita Pauline Cutler. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 21, 2013 at two p. m. in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with Reverend Wayne Hughes officiating. Entombment will follow at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from four until six p. m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.mclanecares.com. Gayle was well known for placing a cross in the hands of others with her message "this will not save you or cure you but it is a reminder of who can" never forgetting that the way to the cross leads home. The family would like to thank Darlene Layman, Wanda Thomas, Lynn Dobson, Lee Parrish, Kay Linahan and Bethany Hospice for their loving care. Carson McLane Funeral Home.

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