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Joyce Evelyn Gillespie

   Graveside services for Joyce Evelyn Gillespie, 78 of Vernon, who died on Monday, July 14, 2014, in Vernon, services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Wilbarger Memorial Park. Officiating will be Rev. Ron Fox. Interment will be under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
   Gillespie was born Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1935 in Vernon. She was the daughter of the late Boyce Thomas and the late Geneva Quisenberry Thomas. She married Charles Gillespie on Dec. 23, 1952 in Vernon. He preceded her in death on March 14, 2011. She had lived in Vernon all of her life. She was manager of Kentucky Fried Chicken from 1970 to 1982, then worked as a private care giver. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
   She is survived by four sons, Ricky Gillespie of Chillicothe, Randy Gillespie of Bourbon, Mo., Robert Gillespie of Bastrop and Rodney Gillespie of Windthorst; two brothers, Mervin Thomas of Vernon and Ronnie Thomas of San Antonio. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rhonda Joyce Gillespie.
   Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Sullivan Funeral Home.
   Online condolences may be made to the family at

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