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Rebecca Gail Gilreath[1, 2, 3]

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  • Born  28 Jul 1940  1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender  Female 
    Birth Announcement  29 Jul 1940  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Journal-Patriot 
    • "A daughter was born on Sunday at the Wilkes hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Gilreath."
    Hobbies  crafts & dollhouses  [5
    • "REBECCA GAIL GILREATH (28 July 1940) is the younger daughter of Bryan and Gail Gilreath. She describes herself as a very "crafty" person. She built a doll house which was featured on the cover of "Southern Living," December 1975. She formed her own stitchery company and manufactured kits on her own design, which sold all over the United States."
    Graduation  29 May 1958  1179 Moravian Falls Road, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Wilkes Central High School 
    Religion  20 Dec 1953-4 Nov 1959  510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    First Baptist Church 
    Graduation  28 May 1962 
    The Woman's College of the University of NC at Greensboro 
    Move  Aug 1962  1610 Line Street Apt. #4, Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  Sep 1962-May 1967  3039 Santa Monica Drive, Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    school teacher for Knollwood Elementary School 
    Move  1 Jan 1968  2020 Continental Avenue Apt. 115, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Name  Becky 
    Religion  1 Jan 1968-Present  2200 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Faith Presbyterian Church 
    Residence  507 E Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The house at this address was sold to the Baptist church across the street after the death of Rebecca's father. It was torn down and made into a parking lot to accommodate the expansion of the church.
    Died  Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID  I331  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2012 

    Father  Jennings "Bryan" Gilreath,   b. 10 Oct 1896, , Gilreath, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1964, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Abigail Bumgarner,   b. 18 May 1904, , Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1972, 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  19 Nov 1933  Woodland Boulevard, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Announcement  20 Nov 1933  , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Journal-Patriot 
    Family ID  F87  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Thomas William Barefield,   b. 31 Jan 1941, , Jacksonville, , Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 2000 
    Married  30 Jun 1962  510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Divorced  18 Nov 1965 
    Last Modified  28 Jul 2007 
    Family ID  F157  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Jack Gray Rich,   b. 26 Nov 1935, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    News Article  3 Nov 1966  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    The Post Searchlight 
    • "Terrace dance honors bridal pair, Miss Barefield & Mr. Rich:
      A lovely terrace dance Saturday night, October 22, honored Miss Becky Barefield and Mr. Jack Rich, both of Atlanta, whose marriage will be an event of Saturday in Atlanta.
      The party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Rich, Jr. Hosts for the occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Billy Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. James Partee and Mr. and Mrs. Rich.
      Original and clever Hallowe'en decorations in the home and on lantern-lighted terrace were featured. On each side of the front door stood a tall brass candlestick with candles, and lighted pumpkins. Arrangements of orange and yellow zinnias and hawthorne berries continued the color scheme at focal points in the home. The dining table was overlaid with a yellow cloth with dark green runner and was appointed with four brass candlesticks holding large green candles. A harvest arrangement centered the table. Assortments of hors d'oeuvres were served from a tall, tiered wooden tray in the den and from the buffet in the dining room.
      As the guests arrived they were given Hallowe'en masks. On the terrace where dancing was enjoyed, the Hallowe'en motif also prevailed, complete with huge spiderwebs and monster spiders. Jack-o'-lanterns and lantern standards lighted the terrace area and yard. Punch was served from a huge black iron pot placed in banks of flame-colored hawthorne berries. The table held wrought iron candlesticks, with burning orange candles, and a black ceramic cat.
      Friends of the future bride and groom composed the guest list, including the following from out of town: Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Strong [Straughan], Atlanta, Mr. Herb Heiserer, Dallas, Texas, Miss Pam Horner, San Francisco, California, Mr. and Mrs. Hal Haddock, Damascus, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Brockett, Atlanta, and Mr. and Mrs. Graham Holt, Tallahassee, Florida."
    Married  5 Nov 1966  47 Covington Road, Avondale Estates, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Wedding Announcement:

      "Saturday, November 5th, at 4 o'clock, in the First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates, was the scene of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gray Rich. Mrs. Rich was the former Rebecca Gail Barefield of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, daughter of Mrs. J. B. Gilreath. Mr. Rich, of Bainbridge, Ga., is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rich, Sr. The Reverend Truett Gannon, pastor, performed the impressive double ring ceremony.
      The interior of the church was lovely with green and white decorations. Two fern trees were centered with a large white arrangement of mums and gladioli.
      Prior to the entrance of the wedding party, a program of nuptial music was presented by Miss Betty Sharpe, organist, and Mrs. Jeanine Andrews, soloist. Mrs. Andrews sang "Because" and at the close of the ceremony she sang "The Lord's Prayer".
      The bride was attended by Mr. Rich niece, Miss Cecile Partee of Bainbridge, Georgia. She wore a dress and coat of aqua silk and carried long stemmed yellow roses.
      The best man was Mr. Rich's father, R. L. Rich, Sr., of Bainbridge, Ga., and the ushers included R. L. Rich Jr., James E. Partee, Billy K. Reynolds, and Lee Parker, of Bainbridge, Ga., and R. M. Murphy and C. L. Straughan of Atlanta, Ga.
      The bride was beautiful in a three piece pale yellow silk suit. She carried a bridal bouquet of white gardenias.
      The bride's mother was ill, and unable to attend the ceremony. The family was represented by Mrs. I. C. Meadows, a very close friend. She wore a suit of pink silk and a corsage of yellow roses.
      Mrs. Rich, mother of the Groom, wore a suit of green silk, and her corsage was also of yellow roses.
      Following the ceremony was the reception, held in the church reception room. Mrs. James Partee kept the Bride's book and Miss Frances Rich of Dallas, Texas greeted the guests. The four tiered wedding cake was served by Mrs. R. L. Rich Jr., and punch was served by Mrs. Roscoe Simpson of Macon, niece of the groom, and Miss Gudy Ellison, of Atlanta, former roommate of the bride.
      Out of town guests included Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Rich, Sr., Mr & Mrs. R. L. Rich Jr., Bob, Joe, and Sue, Mr. & Mrs. James E. Partee, Jimmy and Cecile, Mr. & Mrs. Sonny Jeffords, Mr. Lee Parker. Misses Betty and Barbara Tonge, and Miss Sue Sims, all of Bainbridge, Ga. Miss Frances Rich of Dallas, Texas. Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe Simpson of Macon, Ga., and Mr. & Mrs. Henry G. Absher of Charlotte, North Carolina.
      Following the reception the bride and groom left for a wedding trip to South Florida and Nassau. The bride wore a three piece ensemble of green tweed with leather trim, and blending accessories.
      The couple will be at home at 1610 Line Street, Decatur, Ga."
    News Article  17 Nov 1966  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • "Athletic Club Scene of Rich-Barefield Rehearsal Dinner: Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rich Sr. were hosts on Friday night, November 4, at the Athletic Club in Atlanta for the rehearsal dinner for the Rich-Barefield wedding.

      Gorgeous arrangements of pink gladiola and white mums accented the color scheme of pink and white. Places were marked with corsages of pink camellias on pink place cards. The party table held six candelabra, each with four burning tapers.

      Guests besides the bride-elect, Miss Becky Barefield, and bride-groom elect, Jack Rich were: Miss Frances Rich of Dallas, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rich, Jr. and Bob, Sue and Joe, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Partee, Cecile and Jimmy and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Reynolds, all of Bainbridge.

      Rev. and Mrs. Gannon, Mr. and Mrs. C L. Straughn, Miss Ellison, Miss Betty Sharpe, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Andrews, Tommy Mobley of Atlanta and Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Simpson of Macon."
    Marriage Announcement  24 Nov 1966  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • "Miss Barefield is bride of Mr. Rich in Atlanta Ceremony:

      The First Baptist Church of Avondale Estates, Atlanta, was the scene at four o'clock in the afternoon on Saturday, November 5 for the wedding of Rebecca Gail Barefield, of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, daughter of Mrs. Jennings Bryan Gilreath, and Jack Gray Rich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lloyd Rich, of Bainbridge.

      The double ring ceremony was performed by the pastor, the Reverend Truitt Gannon. The interior of the church was lovely with its predominating color scheme of green and white in the decorations which were highlighted by a large white arrangement of mums and gladioli flanked by fern trees.

      Prior to the entrance of the wedding party, a program of nuptial music was presented by Miss Betty Sharpe, organist, and Mrs. Jeanine Andrews, soloist, who sang "Because" and, at the conclusion of the ceremony, The Lord's Prayer.

      The bride was beautiful in her three piece pale yellow silk suit. She carried a bridal bouguet of white gardenias.

      Her only attendant was Miss Cecile Partee, niece of the groom. She wore a dress and coat of aqua silk and carried long stemmed yellow roses.

      Robert Lloyd Rich, of Bainbridge was his son's best man. Ushers were Robert Lloyd Rich, Jr., James E. Partee, Billy K. Reynolds and Lee Parker, all of Bainbridge, and William M. Murphy and C. L. Straughan of Atlanta.

      The bride's mother was ill and unable to attend the ceremony. The family was represented by Mrs. Ivalee C. Meadows, a very close friend. Mrs. Meadows wore a suit of pink silk, with corsage of yellow roses.

      Mrs. Rich, mother of the groom, chose a suit of green silk, with which she wore a corsage of yellow roses.

      Following the ceremony a reception was held in the reception room of the church. Mrs. James Partee kept the bride's book, and guests were greeted by Miss Frances Rich, sister of the groom, of Dallas, Texas.

      The four-tiered wedding cake was served by Mrs. R. L. Rich, Jr. Mrs. Ralph F. Simpson, of Macon, niece of the groom, and Miss Judy Ellison, of Atlanta, former roommate of the bride served punch.

      Following the reception the bride and groom left for a wedding trip to South Florida and Nassau. The bride wore for traveling a three piece ensemble of green tweed with leather trim and blending accessories and a white gardenia corsage. The couple is at home at 1610 Line Street, Decatur.

      Out-of-town guests included Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rich, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Rich, Jr., Bob, Joe and Sue Rich, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Partee, Jimmy and Cecile Partee, Mr. and Mrs. Billy K. Reynolds, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Jester, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Jeffords, Jr., Mr. Lee Parker, Misses Betty and Barbara Tongue and Sue Simms, all of Bainbridge, Miss Frances Rich, Dallas, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph F. Simpson, of Macon and Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Absher, of Charlotte, North Carolina."
    Children 
     1. Frances "Gail" Rich,   b. 14 Oct 1967, 450 North Candler Street, Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Living
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F150  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Jul 1940 - 1370 West D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth Announcement - The Journal-Patriot - 29 Jul 1940 - , North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - The Wilkes Central High School - 29 May 1958 - 1179 Moravian Falls Road, Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - First Baptist Church - 20 Dec 1953-4 Nov 1959 - 510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Jun 1962 - 510 D Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Aug 1962 - 1610 Line Street Apt. #4, Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Post Searchlight - 3 Nov 1966 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Nov 1966 - 47 Covington Road, Avondale Estates, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Post-Searchlight - 17 Nov 1966 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Announcement - The Post-Searchlight - 24 Nov 1966 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - school teacher for Knollwood Elementary School - Sep 1962-May 1967 - 3039 Santa Monica Drive, Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1 Jan 1968 - 2020 Continental Avenue Apt. 115, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Faith Presbyterian Church - 1 Jan 1968-Present - 2200 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 507 E Street, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S142] The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on microfilm, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., obituary for Gail Bumgarner Gilreath, vol. 65, no. 68, Monday, 24 Jan 1972, page 1.

    2. [S2] A Genealogy of Stephen Bumgarner 1811-1901, Flora B. Friend, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Hunter Publishing Company, 1983), 144.

    3. [S128] notes from 1968 Rich Family Reunion in Tallahassee, FL, Pete and Jean Rich, (written correspondence with attendees: original papers in possession of Jean Downs Rich Murray).

    4. [S142] The Journal-Patriot, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, on microfilm, (Wilkesboro, North Carolina: Wilkes County Community College Library), M 071.756 Jou., birth announcement for Rebecca Gail Gilreath, Monday, 29 Jul 1940, Local News section.

    5. [S2] A Genealogy of Stephen Bumgarner 1811-1901, Flora B. Friend, (Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Hunter Publishing Company, 1983), page 144.

    6. [S799] First Baptist Church of North Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, Wilkes County, North Carolina, letter from Verna B. Foster, Church Clerk, to Gail Rich Nestor, 13 November 2006, 16 Nov 2006.

    7. [S806] North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, (Vital Records, Raleigh, North Carolina), marriage certificate for Thomas W. Barefield & Rebecca Gail Gilreath, license no. 38366 issued 28 Jun 1962, vol. 62, page 05154.

    8. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), article on an engagement party for Jack Rich and Becky (Gilreath) Barefield, Thursday, 3 Nov 1966, page 6 under "It's A Woman's Whirl".

    9. [S795] Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of marriage for Jack Gray Rich and Rebecca Gail Barefield (1966), state file no. 44995, G-1:328.

    10. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), wedding announcement for Jack Gray Rich and Rebecca Gilreath Barefield, Thursday, 24 Nov 1966, page 6.