Grantlon Gibson

    Beloved son Grantlon “Grantt” Richard Gibson, 20, of Hayesville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in a Gainesville, Ga. hospital.
    He was a 2014 graduate of Hayesville High School. Grantt was a member of Meadow Grove Baptist Church. He was currently attending Tri-County Community College.
    Grantt will be remembered for his vibrant personality, his wonderful smile and the forever friend that he has always been to those lucky enough to have known him.
    He was the son of Jonathan R. “Rich” and Cynthia “Cyndi” G. Helton Gibson of Hayesville. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John R. “Robbie” Gibson; and an uncle, Gregory E. “Gregg” Moore.
    Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two brothers, Owen Connor Gibson and Meade Parker Gibson, both of the home; a brother and sister by heart, Vance and Shannon Rhyne; maternal grandparents are Harold E. and Gaynell Helton of Murphy; paternal grandmother, Margaret Bailey Gibson of Franklin; grandfather, Donald E. Moore and wife Linda Kinsland Moore of Franklin; four aunts, Shonda Moore Potgieter and husband Pieter, of Inman, S.C.; Destiney Moore of Franklin; Holly Moore of Franklin, and Stacy Humphrey Moore of Inman, S.C.; two uncles, Ryan P. Helton of Murphy and Michael W. Gibson and wife Heather Raby Gibson of Franklin; cousins, Clay, Blake and Lexy Gibson, Maddelyn and Brayden Helton, Gracie and Adam Moore, Blayze Moore Schutzman and Cameron Ruke.
    A celebration of Grantt’s life was held at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Meadow Grove Baptist Church with Pastor Israel Rogers, the Rev. Turner Guidry and Owen Gibson officiating. Pallbearers were Jordan Jacobs, Vance Rhyne, Joe Barnes, Justin Flanagan, Alex Kendall, Adam Jarrett, Steve Blair and C.J. Genarie.
    The family received friends from 2-4:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, at Meadow Grove Baptist Church prior to the services.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the GROWME3, LLC savings account at any United Community Bank.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Hayesville, was in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at