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Gwendolyn Compton Wilkes

August 20, 1940 ~ July 19, 2006 (age 65)

Gwendolyn Compton Wilkes, age 65, of Greensboro, GA, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006 at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Mrs. Wilkes was born on August 20, 1940 in Greenwood County, SC to the late L.E. Compton and Gladys Belle Barnwell Compton. She graduated from Ninety-six High School in Ninety-six, SC and from Lander College in Greenwood, SC in 1961. She married her husband, Richard "Dick" Wilkes, in 1962. She had worked at Midlantic Bank in New Jersey where she was branch manager. They retired to Lake Oconee in 1997. She enjoyed reading, doing crosswords, and had an extensive collection of teddy bears.

She is survived by her husband, Richard "Dick" Wilkes, of Greensboro, GA; a daughter, Ginger Renee'' Wilkes Davison & husband Robert "Bob" Davison III of Delanco, NJ; a son, Richard L. Wilkes Jr. and wife Kristi Ann Wilkes of Shamong, NJ; three grandchildren, Tyler Christine Wilkes, Austin Richard Wilkes and Hayden Elizabeth Wilkes; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon July 22, 2006 at McCommons Funeral Home. The family requests that any memorials be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the guest register.

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