Syble Gillen

October 2, 1925August 11, 2014

Syble E. Gillen, 88, of Watkinsville, GA passed away Monday, August 11, 2014.

A native of Oconee County, GA, Mrs. Gillen was the daughter of the late Grady and Viola Fitzpatrick Powell and was preceded in death by daughter, Henrietta Hulsey; niece of the home, Clara Ree Gillen; four brothers, Waymon, Mons, Joe, Harold, and Wallace Powell, and two sisters, Doris Coker and Myrtle Pawelczyk. She was a retired seamstress and a member of Mars Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Henry Gillen of Watkinsville, daughter, Fredda G. Murray of Watkinsville, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 2PM Wednesday, August 13th at Mars Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Tuesday, August 12th at Bernstein Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mars Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 2661 Mars Hill Rd, Watkinsville, GA 30677.

The members of the Spirit Sunday School Class will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the St. Mary’s Home Hospice Care.

Online and audio condolences may be offered at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 12, 2014
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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Ken and Cathy Corregan

August 16, 2014

Fredda. so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Both she and Mr. Henry were great fiends of my parents and did so much for them. She will always be remembered as someonespecial. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way.


August 16, 2014

Such a sweet woman. I am blessed I had the opportunity to experience her kind words and warm hugs.

Brenda Walraven

August 13, 2014

Fredda, my heart is saddened for you and Mr. Henry in the passing of your mama. I will be praying for God to bring comfort to your aching heart, and also rejoice with you in knowing she is in the presence of our sweet Savior. Love and prayers.

Jimmy & Joyce Dixon

August 12, 2014

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

August 12, 2014

Syble was my cousin on the Fitzpatrick side. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers for the family.. Chris Epps Wheeler

Rhonda Durand

August 12, 2014

Fredda and Mr. Henry, we are so deeply saddened by the passing of Mrs. Syble.She was a precious lady. We loved her so much. Heaven has gained another angel. We know you will be lost without her but her earthly pain and suffering is no more. Sorry we couldn't be with you but our hearts, love, thoughts and prayers are with the two of you. Will be praying for you in the days ahead. We love you both!
Lorene, Anthony, and Tommy Almand, Rhonda and Jimmy Durand, Mark and Tracy Almand and kids

Carol and Robert Davis

August 12, 2014

I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Carl E Davis

August 12, 2014

Fredda, My heartfelt condolence for the loss of your Mom (Ms.Syble). I always remember her smiling face and friendly nature. I know You and Dad will miss her greatly. But, remember, memories of her are always with you. Carl

August 12, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of Cousin Syble's passing! I am unable to be there, but my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pastor Rick and Ginger (Fitzpatrick) Blythe

August 12, 2014

Henry and Fredda, I love Sybil and will miss her so much. I am praying for you both. Love. Betty Gillen