Jimmy Gill
September 10, 1946 -
July 3, 2018

Visitation

July 5, 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

July 6, 2018
11:00 AM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mr. Jimmy Gill, age 71, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 11 AM on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Graham officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.

Mr. Gill was born on September 10, 1946 in Lincoln County, TN to the late James Winston and Edna Mills Gill. Jimmy graduated from Fayetteville Central High School in 1964. He worked for AT&T (formerly BellSouth) for 37 years before retiring in 2004. He enjoyed farming and gardening and sharing with friends and family. Mr. Gill passed away on July 3, 2018 at Lincoln Medical Center.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Evelyn Marie Sanders Gill; son, Tim Gill and wife Donna of Fayetteville, TN; daughter, Sandy Gill Cunningham and husband Doug of Fayetteville, TN; grandchildren, Carrie Bradford and husband Patrick, Clint Gill and wife Nici, Maggie Cunningham, and Mollie Cunningham; great-grandchildren, Beau and Riley Jo Bradford and Callie and Kelsie Gill; and sisters, Katie Watkins and husband Gene and Ginny Lamb.

Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 5 PM until 8 PM at Higgins Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at Cary B Sullivan, Lincoln County Tribute Chair, American Cancer Society, PO Box 470, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

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33 Comments

  1. Julia Stafford

    Evelyn, Sandy, Tim and Donna, Jimmy was well loved as well as the all of the Gill Family, you could tell that with people standing in line for hours at his visitation. He will be missed by my family we love you all. Judy

    Reply
  2. Katie Womack

    So sorry for the loss of such a fine man. I have so many special memories of Jimmy & Evelyn when we were in school at Belleville. He will be missed . May God put His loving arms around you during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  3. Dan & Barbara Long

    Ms. Evelyn, Tim and Sandy we’re so sorry for your loss. Jimmy and I shared a common career b0th working and retiring from the old Bell System. I met Jimmy after moving to Lincoln County, I certainly considered him a trusted friend.

    Reply
  4. Wade and Sharon Williams

    We are praying for your family at this most difficult time in your life. He was a nice man and we will miss seeing him at the Co-op. Remember all of the good memories that your family has made over the years.

    Reply
  5. Becky Bell Lane

    Evelyn, Sandy, and Tim,
    I have such fond memories of all of you when you lived across the street from my parents, Tom & Effie Bell, on West Point Drive. You are all special people, but Jimmy was extra special. My deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  6. Lynn Sharpe ( Paddlefoot)

    Dear family, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of such a good man! Enjoyed working with him , so many good memories. He will truly be missed by all that knew that big old smile! Will miss ya buddy.

    Reply
  7. Michael and Robbie Bates

    Sending many thoughts and prayers to all of you. He was a good man, and certainly one of a kind. I loved talking to him, and sharing stories about Harold, when Michael and I got hay. He will be missed. God bless all of you, may you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    Reply
  8. Christy Bates

    Mr. Jimmy Lane called me, “Buddah” everytime he saw me. It made me laugh. He was a good one…..God Bless…

    Reply
  9. DeDra Baker

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

    Reply
  10. Rosalind Sowell Greer, Class of '64

    Evelyn and family, so sorry for your loss. Jimmy was such a great guy and I know he will be missed by many…

    Reply
  11. Woody & Mischa Thomason

    Tim, Donna, and family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Praying you all.

    Reply
  12. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Evelyn, Tim, Sandy & family, My heart breaks to hear of Mr. Jimmy’s passing. He was such a wonderful fun loving soul. He always made me smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May all the wonderful memories and stories help comfort your hearts. Love you all, Kim

    Reply
  13. James Bonner

    I’m sorry for your loss. Jimmy was one of the most pleasant men I ever knew, always with a smile on his face and glad to see everyone.

    Reply
  14. Brenda& Joe Burns and Family

    I am so sorry to hear the passing of Jimmy .Such a Wonderful man and Wonderful Family .May God wrap his arms around each of you at this most difficult time!

    Reply
  15. Mark and Laura Clark

    So sorry for your loss and the loss of another one of the “telephone boys.” He was so special and so well liked by the community. God bless your family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  16. Kay Tallent and Maries Evans

    Prayers for your family. Jimmy Lane was such a card, always made me laugh. Such a good man. RIP

    Reply
  17. Larry Oakes

    So sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a valued and respected fellow employee and a friend for 43 years. He will be missed.

    Reply
  18. Stacy Johnson

    Tim, Donna, and family
    I have never known a time when Jimmy Lane wasn’t a part of my life. More memories than I could even begin to mention. My deepest sympathy to your family. I will truly miss him!

    Reply
  19. Karen Gilliam

    Our class has lost another good one. I loved Jimmy. He was a hot mess who was loved by all who knew him. Rest In Peace, my friend. My sincere sympathy to all of the Gill family.

    Reply
  20. Jessica Craig

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. We were classmates in class of ‘64. Jimmy was a wonderful person through all our school years. My condolences to all friends and families. Jessica Allison Craig

    Reply
  21. Narlenne Beddingfield

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your father Mr. Gill. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  22. Gay Parlsey

    We’re so very sorry to hear of your loss. Jimmy was a great guy, and we always enjoyed seeing him in our business and around. Our deepest Condolence to all the family.

    Reply
  23. Diane Flynt Buchanan

    I m so sorry to her of the passing of Jimmy. he was such a wonderful friend to our family and Robert and I had so many good times with Jimmy and you, Evelyn. You and Tim, Sandy, and their families are in all of our thoughts and prayers. Love you all,

    Reply
  24. Cindy Harwell

    I am so so sorry to hear this! Jimmy was such a kind man. It was always such a joy talking to him. He will be missed by many!

    Reply
  25. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Dear Family,

    Jimmy was a wonderful, kind and giving man. I have so many fond memories of him when we all worked at the telephone company. I never asked him for anything that he did not willingly offer to do. He was a great friend to my father also. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

    Reply
  26. Judy Warren

    Evelyn and Family, so sorry to see this. Jimmy was a great friend and classmate.

    Reply
  27. Billy & Patsy Gray

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. he was a long time friend. You and the family are in our prayers

    Reply
  28. Allison Edwards Greene

    Tim and family, so sorry for your loss. Allison

    Reply
  29. Christy ONeal

    Our hearts are broken for the loss of a friend and a wonderful neighbor.What a mighty fine man Jimmy Lane was and patriarch of the Mimosa Community. Prayers for you all thru this time! Love and hugs to you each one!

    Reply
  30. Anita and Jerry Johnson

    Heartbroken for all of you. Jimmy has been a great friend and neighbor for so many years. We love you all.

    Reply
  31. Charlene warren

    So sorry for the loss of a great man. May Gods love comfort you in this time of sorrow .

    Reply
  32. Barbara McCool Hargrove

    Sorry for your loss Evelyn, praying for all your family for peace and comfort.

    Reply

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Memories

33 Comments

  1. Julia Stafford

    Evelyn, Sandy, Tim and Donna, Jimmy was well loved as well as the all of the Gill Family, you could tell that with people standing in line for hours at his visitation. He will be missed by my family we love you all. Judy

    Reply
  2. Katie Womack

    So sorry for the loss of such a fine man. I have so many special memories of Jimmy & Evelyn when we were in school at Belleville. He will be missed . May God put His loving arms around you during this very difficult time.

    Reply
  3. Dan & Barbara Long

    Ms. Evelyn, Tim and Sandy we’re so sorry for your loss. Jimmy and I shared a common career b0th working and retiring from the old Bell System. I met Jimmy after moving to Lincoln County, I certainly considered him a trusted friend.

    Reply
  4. Wade and Sharon Williams

    We are praying for your family at this most difficult time in your life. He was a nice man and we will miss seeing him at the Co-op. Remember all of the good memories that your family has made over the years.

    Reply
  5. Becky Bell Lane

    Evelyn, Sandy, and Tim,
    I have such fond memories of all of you when you lived across the street from my parents, Tom & Effie Bell, on West Point Drive. You are all special people, but Jimmy was extra special. My deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  6. Lynn Sharpe ( Paddlefoot)

    Dear family, I’m sorry to hear about the loss of such a good man! Enjoyed working with him , so many good memories. He will truly be missed by all that knew that big old smile! Will miss ya buddy.

    Reply
  7. Michael and Robbie Bates

    Sending many thoughts and prayers to all of you. He was a good man, and certainly one of a kind. I loved talking to him, and sharing stories about Harold, when Michael and I got hay. He will be missed. God bless all of you, may you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

    Reply
  8. Christy Bates

    Mr. Jimmy Lane called me, “Buddah” everytime he saw me. It made me laugh. He was a good one…..God Bless…

    Reply
  9. DeDra Baker

    So sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

    Reply
  10. Rosalind Sowell Greer, Class of '64

    Evelyn and family, so sorry for your loss. Jimmy was such a great guy and I know he will be missed by many…

    Reply
  11. Woody & Mischa Thomason

    Tim, Donna, and family,
    We are sorry for your loss. Praying you all.

    Reply
  12. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Evelyn, Tim, Sandy & family, My heart breaks to hear of Mr. Jimmy’s passing. He was such a wonderful fun loving soul. He always made me smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May all the wonderful memories and stories help comfort your hearts. Love you all, Kim

    Reply
  13. James Bonner

    I’m sorry for your loss. Jimmy was one of the most pleasant men I ever knew, always with a smile on his face and glad to see everyone.

    Reply
  14. Brenda& Joe Burns and Family

    I am so sorry to hear the passing of Jimmy .Such a Wonderful man and Wonderful Family .May God wrap his arms around each of you at this most difficult time!

    Reply
  15. Mark and Laura Clark

    So sorry for your loss and the loss of another one of the “telephone boys.” He was so special and so well liked by the community. God bless your family during this difficult time.

    Reply
  16. Kay Tallent and Maries Evans

    Prayers for your family. Jimmy Lane was such a card, always made me laugh. Such a good man. RIP

    Reply
  17. Larry Oakes

    So sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a valued and respected fellow employee and a friend for 43 years. He will be missed.

    Reply
  18. Stacy Johnson

    Tim, Donna, and family
    I have never known a time when Jimmy Lane wasn’t a part of my life. More memories than I could even begin to mention. My deepest sympathy to your family. I will truly miss him!

    Reply
  19. Karen Gilliam

    Our class has lost another good one. I loved Jimmy. He was a hot mess who was loved by all who knew him. Rest In Peace, my friend. My sincere sympathy to all of the Gill family.

    Reply
  20. Jessica Craig

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. We were classmates in class of ‘64. Jimmy was a wonderful person through all our school years. My condolences to all friends and families. Jessica Allison Craig

    Reply
  21. Narlenne Beddingfield

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your father Mr. Gill. Praying for your family.

    Reply
  22. Gay Parlsey

    We’re so very sorry to hear of your loss. Jimmy was a great guy, and we always enjoyed seeing him in our business and around. Our deepest Condolence to all the family.

    Reply
  23. Diane Flynt Buchanan

    I m so sorry to her of the passing of Jimmy. he was such a wonderful friend to our family and Robert and I had so many good times with Jimmy and you, Evelyn. You and Tim, Sandy, and their families are in all of our thoughts and prayers. Love you all,

    Reply
  24. Cindy Harwell

    I am so so sorry to hear this! Jimmy was such a kind man. It was always such a joy talking to him. He will be missed by many!

    Reply
  25. Jimmy and Diane Buchanan

    Dear Family,

    Jimmy was a wonderful, kind and giving man. I have so many fond memories of him when we all worked at the telephone company. I never asked him for anything that he did not willingly offer to do. He was a great friend to my father also. You are all in our prayers and thoughts.

    Reply
  26. Judy Warren

    Evelyn and Family, so sorry to see this. Jimmy was a great friend and classmate.

    Reply
  27. Billy & Patsy Gray

    So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. he was a long time friend. You and the family are in our prayers

    Reply
  28. Allison Edwards Greene

    Tim and family, so sorry for your loss. Allison

    Reply
  29. Christy ONeal

    Our hearts are broken for the loss of a friend and a wonderful neighbor.What a mighty fine man Jimmy Lane was and patriarch of the Mimosa Community. Prayers for you all thru this time! Love and hugs to you each one!

    Reply
  30. Anita and Jerry Johnson

    Heartbroken for all of you. Jimmy has been a great friend and neighbor for so many years. We love you all.

    Reply
  31. Charlene warren

    So sorry for the loss of a great man. May Gods love comfort you in this time of sorrow .

    Reply
  32. Barbara McCool Hargrove

    Sorry for your loss Evelyn, praying for all your family for peace and comfort.

    Reply

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