Georgia N. Gunn: May 28, 2018

Published 2:12 pm Tuesday, May 29, 2018

AMERICUS — Ms. Georgia Nannette “Nan” Gunn of Americus passed away on Memorial Day, May 28, 2018, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center. She was 86.

A visitation will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31 in the chapel of Aldridge Funeral Services. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 1 in the chapel of Aldridge Funeral Services. Chaplain Albert Foster of American Legion Post 2 and Thomas “Tommy” Gunn will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Ms. Nan Gunn was born June 29, 1931, in Americus, Ga. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Cobb Gunn Sr. and Mildred Joyner Gunn Lawless. She was a Korean War veteran of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), having served five years from 1951 to 1955. She was assigned to the Army Signal Corps. She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.

She was a graduate of Americus High School and she attended and completed army schools in communications. She had top secret clearance and was often escorted by MPs when leaving her duty posts due to possible kidnapping attempts by enemy agents due to the war, and the increasingly dangerous build-up in the Cold War.

Nan was a member of Post 2 of The American Legion in Americus for 30 years. She served as the Post’s long-time historian. She led the project to build and place the war memorial on the grounds of the Sumter County Courthouse.

In addition to her advocacy for veterans, she was passionate about animal welfare and the plight of elderly citizens.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Samuel C. Gunn Jr. She is survived by her brother, Thomas “Tommy” J. Gunn of Americus, Ga.; sister-in-law, Barbara Greene Gunn of Woodbury, Ga.; two nephews, Jeffrey G. Gunn of Woodbury, Ga., and Thomas J. Gunn of Naples Jr., Fla.; and several great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion, Post 2, P.O. Box 6803, Americus GA 31709 or to the Sumter Humane Society, 108 Industrial Blvd., Americus GA 31709.

To sign the online guestbook and express your condolences to the family visit Aldridge Funeral Services, 612 Rees Park, is in charge of these arrangements.