Originally created 07/09/98

Mrs. Annie Gilbert



SANDERSVILLE, Ga. -- Mrs. Annie Ruth Gilbert, 70, of 336 Hines St., died Saturday, July 4, 1998, in Dublin.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Faith Temple Holiness Church with the Rev. Michael Riley officiating. Burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Garden.

Mrs. Gilbert, a native of Warrenton, was a minister and a dietary worker for T.J. Elder Primary School. She was founding pastor of Faith Temple Holiness Church. She was a member of Eastern Star and the Washington County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Survivors include five sons, Jerry Gilbert Jr., Sandersville, Robert Darden, Nathaniel Parker and Alex Ivey, all of Atlanta, and Bobbie Darden, New York; two daughters, Mae Ann Gilbert, Forest Hill, N.Y. and Joann Gilbert, Sandersville; three brothers, Willie A. Gaston, Sandersville, Ben Darden, Harrisburg, Pa., and Joseph Darden, Norfolk, Va.; and 25 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Gilbert Jr., Bobbie L. Darden, Nathan Gay, Robert L. Darden, Alex Ivey Jr. and Nathaniel Parker.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at M.C. Smith Funeral Home.