Samuel Edward Kilgore

Born: Sat., Dec. 18, 1943
Died: Thu., Jun. 18, 2015


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Jun. 22, 2015
Location: McCommons Chapel

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Tue., Jun. 23, 2015
Location: Sunset Memory Gardens

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Samuel Edward “Ed” Kilgore, Sr. of Greensboro, GA, died Thursday, June 18, 2015 at his residence.  He was 71. Born on December 18, 1943 in Ball Ground, GA, Ed was the youngest of nine children born to the late Price Alfred Kilgore and Lillie Mae Bennett Kilgore.

He graduated from Cassville High School in Cartersville and went on to Reinhardt University for two years and graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy.  Ed was the owner and operator of Kilgore Drugstore in Union Point for over thirty years and more recently worked for St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Greensboro.  He married the former Darryl “Dee” Pettit on December 20, 1991.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Union Point.  He derived much pleasure working and tinkering on his farm and loved ice cream.  Ed was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.
In addition to his wife Dee Kilgore of Greensboro, GA, he is survived by four sons, Jennings Kilgore (Patricia) of Cumming, GA, Sam Kilgore (Mary) of South Haven, MS, Jackson Kilgore (Dawn) of Bogart, GA and James Kilgore (Natalie) of Bishop, GA; sister, Tiny Lance of Gainesville, GA; brother, Billy Kilgore of Calhoun, GA; nine grandchildren, Adam, Anthony, Ben, Liam, Kayleigh, Brady, Ashley, Alana and Archer; other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his siblings, Alfred, Mattie, Charles, James “Jake”, Gladys and Marces.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 22, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. James Mooneyhan officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service on Monday at McCommons Funeral Home.  Graveside Services will be on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset Memory Gardens, 790 Indian Mounds Road, Cartersville, GA  30120.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Toney and Linda Carnaggio
   Posted Sat June 20, 2015
Our most sincere and deepest sympathy. Edward will always remain in our hearts, as a most kind, sincere and dearest friend. We will miss him. We now have another "special" angel in heaven watching over all of us. Love,thoughts, and prayers are with our dear friend Dee and family.

Wanda McCannon
   Posted Sat June 20, 2015
To Dee & Family,

I wish there were words to take the pain away. All I can say is I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Ed and I hope that God will give you all strength, hope, peace and courage during these days and weeks ahead.

Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Sat June 20, 2015
Deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Praying God will give you strength, comfort and peace during the coming weeks.

Elaine Cantrell

Rosie (Johnston) McWilliams
   Posted Sat June 20, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss! Darryl, you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time! God bless all of you! I know the days to come will be difficult and I pray that you find the strength you need! I know how much Ed meant to you even in high schools,
I'm sending my warmest sympathy to all of you!
God bless!
My love to all!
Rosie McWilliams

Ray and Gale Weaver
   Posted Sat June 20, 2015
May God be with you and comfort the entire family during this heartbreaking time.
We send our deep condolences. Ed's kindness and sweetness will be missed.
Ray & Gale

Casey Kilgore
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015

TABLE BASKET was sent by Casey L. Kilgore.

Uncle Edward you will be missed. Your smile and your laugh was always a joy to behold. Definitely a favorite face to see and voice to here. I love you. My Dad always loved to see you! Say hello to him and Grandpa for me. I'm sure you will be a sight for sore eyes!!

Billy Corry
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015
Ed was a fine man and friend. He will be missed by many.

Chris Vaughan
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015


James, we are so sorry for the passing of your Dad. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, and your family, during this difficult time. - Kappa Psi class of 2007

Chris Vaughan
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Lake Country Pharmacy .

It was our pleasure to have known and worked with Ed for the time that we did. Our deepest sympathies to your family for your loss. - Lake Country Pharmacy & Compounding Center

Mike & Jeni Norris
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015
Dear Dee and family,
Mike and I are so sorry for your loss. Ed was a sweet and kind natured man, and a wonderful neighbor. He will defintely be missed.
With sympathy,
Mike and Jeni Norris

Brady and Sharon Wolfe(friends of Mary Garaca)
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015
Dear Dee and family,
Our deepest condolences and our prayers are with you all. Blessings, Brady and Sharon

Jim and Joan Carpenter
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015
Dear De and " boys " Jim and I are so saddened to hear of the death of your beloved husband and father. He has been our friend for many decades.He was so friendly and personable. Even though we did not see him often, he will be missed.

Enrique Puertos
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015
To Dee and family,
I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Enrique and Brenda Puertos

Matt Roper
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015
I'm so glad I got to know Mr Ed as a kid. I have so many memories of seeing him at the drug store and playing with James at his house. I'll never forget his smiles and his Cherry Smash. Love you Mr Ed:)

Mrs. Jimmy(Elaine) Chambers
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015
To Dee and family,I am so sorry for your loss. Me and Jimmy loved Edward and all of you. You are in my prayers.

Anne Marie Begley
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015
Dee, Sam, Jennings, Jackson and James,

I am so sorry for your loss of your dear husband and father. No death is easy and one this young and sudden must stir up a whirlwind of emotions that throws you out of balance. I pray that you find solace in your memories of Edward, times spent with him as children and times spent with him as you each married and began your own families. You are surrounded by love and people that sincerely want to help in any way they can. Pause and accept this as you will one day return the favor.

Love, Annie (Jennings sister-in-law)

Marge Piersen
   Posted Sun June 21, 2015
Dee and family,
My thoughts are with you all. I know you will find the strength to get through this difficult time. Joe and I thought highly of Ed and will miss an occasional chat with him. Dee - I will be in touch.

Davilyn and Bob Rainwater
   Posted Mon June 22, 2015
Thinking of you, Dee. Our condolences for your loss and prayers for your comfort.

Brian Womble
   Posted Mon June 22, 2015

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Wombles, Helms, Rohans and Patricks.

With Deepest Sympathy, Jennings and family, we are with you in spirit today, your friends forever - The Wombles, The Helms, The Rohans and The Patricks

Mark and Susan Higdon
   Posted Mon June 22, 2015
Dee, boys, and family, Mark and I are heartbroken over Ed's untimely death. I just spent time with him two weeks ago as we waited on our vehicles at the shop. I am so sorry for your loss. Ed was such an wonderful person and we are blessed by our friendship with you and him. Please know that we are praying for you as you adjust to your loss.

Tammy Johnson
   Posted Mon June 22, 2015

I was shocked to hear about Ed this morning. I am sorry I found out to late and was unable to attend the funeral. Chris, the kids and I will keep you in our prayers. If you need anything at all, please call me. Chris and I will come visit you within the next couple of days.

Again, please call me if you need anything at all.
We Love You,
Tammy Johnson and Family

Tea (Theresa Hudson) Bryant
   Posted Tue June 23, 2015
I haave taken this journey, and I know the hole it makes in your heart. You will heal, I promise. Dee, contact me when you can

Jan & David Hallman
   Posted Wed June 24, 2015

So So sorry to hear about Ed's passing. He was such a wonderful person...his smile and his laugh. So glad we got to know him through you. He will be greatly missed. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

With love,

Jan & David Hallman
Josh & Robert Holliday

Carol Kuhn
   Posted Thu July 02, 2015
Dear Dee,
I send my sympathy and love to you at this very sad time. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carol Kuhn (school mentor)

Dee Robertson
   Posted Sat September 12, 2015
Dee: Karla and were just taking this afternoon and brought up yall's names. I said, I was thinking of you just the other day too. So you can imagine our surprise to see Ed's obit on the internet. You have our sympathies and pray for your comforting.

Donald Runnion
   Posted Tue December 27, 2016
I am very sorry to read of Ed's passing in the Fall issue of REINHARDT. In my second year at Reinhardt, Ed and James Mooneyhan were "suite" mates of my roommate an me. (We were in a dormitory that had two separate rooms connected to a shared bathroom.)
Ed was a good friend and we hung out a bit. ( I think I still have some pictures I took from that time, plus the Yearbook.)
Ed had let it be known that he wanted to be a pharmacist and I knew he would be successful. He was always a very positive person and a very good friend.
I left Reinhardt in the Summer of 1965: I was older and draft eligible, and it was about that time I lost touch with Ed. But, I thought of him through the years.