Mrs. Marian Rose Gunnells

March 24, 2014

Mrs. Marian Rose Gunnells, 87, of Elberton, Georgia passed away Sunday morning, March 23, 2014 at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens, Georgia.

A native of Daviess County, Missouri, Mrs. Gunnells was the daughter of the late Wesley G.  and Gertie A. Hiley Lee.  She was the beloved wife of the late Roy Eldon Gunnells.  She was a member of Dewy Rose Baptist Church, as well as the Stephen Heard Chapter of The American Revolution.

Mrs. Gunnells is survived by her step-sons, David Gunnells (Margaret) of Myrtle Beach, SC,  Roger Gunnells (Jan) of Dewy Rose, and Steven Gunnells (Pamela) of Hiawatha, KS; 10 step-grandchildren and 11 step-great-grandchildren.   She is also survived by her brothers:  Darrell Lee of Kidder, MO, Benjamin Lee of Winston, MO, Clair Lee of Hamilton, MO, and Kenneth Lee of Winston, MO; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband,  Mrs. Gunnells was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 4 brothers.

A service to celebrate Mrs. Gunnells’ life will be Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at The Chapel of Hicks Funeral Home, with Rev. Gary Purvis officiating.  Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hicks Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery in Bowman, Georgia.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Hicks Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Marian Rose Gunnells.