Frances Walden Gay
January 2, 1931 – January 22, 2023

Funeral services for Frances Walden Gay, 92, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Midway Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Ken Cloud and Rev. Marc Walters will officiate.  Interment will be in Midway Baptist Church Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Gay passed away at her home on Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Pallbearers will be Mark Schaffer, Robert Humphrey, Jay Poppell and Cody Helms.

Mrs. Gay was born on January 2, 1931, in Plant City, FL, to the late John Murray Walden and Laleah Rosencrantz Walden. On January 6, 1952, she married Raymond Lee Gay, who preceded her in death on March 13, 2000.  She was a retired hairdresser.  Frances was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her grandchildren, Erin Poppell (Jay) of Boston, GA, Matt Gay of Bainbridge, GA, Gaylen Jenkins of Cairo, GA, Andrea Jenkins of Tallahassee, FL; great-grand-children, Tristan Humphrey (Robert) of Bainbridge, GA, Gabrielle Whiddon of Cleveland, GA, Elizabeth Gay of Troy, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; children, Thomas Steven “Tommy” Gay, Nikki Angela Jenkins; daughter-in-law, Laverne Smith Gay; and a sister, Mary Ellen Schaffer.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Gay’s memory to: Midway Baptist Church, 2389 GA HWY 93 South, Cairo, GA  39828.

The family will receive friends at Midway Baptist Church on Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.


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