Nettie Frances T. Gay

August 20, 1925July 22, 2013

Nettie Frances Treadwell Gay, 87, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Woods, Dr. Charles Michael Blizzard and Mr. Chuck Hattaway officiating. The family will greet friends on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Mrs. Gay was born to the late Lewis Treadwell and Geneva Taylor Treadwell in Covington, GA on August 20, 1925. She was preceded in death by her husband of thirty two years, Arthur N. Gay and her brothers, Edward Treadwell, Bobby Treadwell and her sister, Elsie Garner.

A native of Covington, GA, she moved to Macon in 1943 to work at the Naval Ordnance Plant where she met her husband and they were married on December 16, 1944. In 1960 she went back to school to earn her Masters of Cosmetology certification. She was the owner/operator of Frances’ Beauty Shop from 1963 until her retirement in 1989. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and a very active member of the Lynmore Estates Neighborhood Watch, where she served as a co-chair and as chair of the street captains for many years. In 1998, she was selected as one of the top 5 finalists for Mother of the Year at the Georgia Women’s Show.

In early 2000, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award for community service from the local Daughters American Revolution. Frances was known for excellent cooking and loved to prepare something special for her friends and relatives as a surprise. She was devoted to her family and friends, especially her former customers, and her Birthday Group.

Her memory will always be treasured by her daughter, Judy Heath of Macon; son, Terrell (Judy T.) Gay of Warner Robins; her grandchildren, Amy (Greg) Bell, Bobby (Crystal) Gay both of Warner Robins, great granddaughter, Emily Bell, the light of her life; step-grandsons, Tony (Mitzi) Heath, Jody (Karen) Heath, step-great grandchildren, Hannah Leigh, Anna Claire, Sarah Beth, Kaleigh and Jackson Heath all of Macon; sister, Paulette Brown of Covington; brothers-in-law, John (Cathy) Garner of Covington, Glen (Jerri) Barton of Parrott, GA and Wendell (Barbara) Ryals of Dothan, AL; sisters-in-law, Irene DuBose of Manning, SC, Daryl Stanfield of Valdosta, GA, Ivanez McBride of Peachtree City, GA, Helen Gay of Jacksonville, FL and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of the arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 25, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Karen Rowe Watson

August 4, 2013

God has another Angel ! Judy, Terrell & family I am so sorry for your loss.My thoughts & prayers are with you the family!

Beth Eberhardt

July 26, 2013

Judy and Terrell,
I will miss Aunt Abby so much and I have to let you know that her death was such a shock to me. I had no idea she was so sick and I her death will always be a great loss to me. She and a few other of my aunts were like a second mother to me. It hurts so badly to know of her death but I could not make it because I did not have a vehicle to use to be there. I am sure you will understand about my reason and I want you to know you can always call me for anything I can help you do. I gave Amy my cell phone number and Kayla's number because I no longer have a home phone number. If I do not answer, always call her so she can relay the message to me. I did not give Mandi's number because she is always so busy with school, work, and family that I know she has more than enough on her plate.
I still want you to know that I love all of you and Amy has been so sweet. She reminds me of her Grams so much. She is a beautiful child and her daughter is gorgeous.
I love you all,

Madge Ruff

July 25, 2013

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Mark Ballard

July 24, 2013

Judy, I was so saddened to read about the passing of your sweet mother. I always loved being around her and her smile. She will be missed by many!

Edward Morley Adams

July 24, 2013

Terrell and family:I am sorry for your loss. May GOD grant you the peace that passes all understanding

Carla and Minor Pryor

July 24, 2013

Judy, so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a true Southern Lady and loved by so many. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you the peace that only He can give.

Brenda/Gary Matheny

July 24, 2013

Judy/Amy - Sorry for your loss.

Peggy Smiddie

July 24, 2013

Miss Francis will always be remembered and missed. We are sorry for your loss, if we can help in anyway, please let us know. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
Peggy (sista), Sam and Chip

Laura Jones

July 24, 2013

Judy and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of Ms Francis's passing. She was a dear sweet lady and will always be remembered. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chuck & Gaye Hattaway

July 24, 2013

Judy, Terrell & family - Chuck and I are truly sorry about the loss of Ms Frances. She has always been a "light" where ever she was. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out. She will be missed. We are praying for you during these days. May God give you all the peace, Ms Frances would want you to have. Let us know if we can do anything at all for y'all. Love in Christ.