Mr. Gershon (Toby) Kilgore, age 77, of Trion, GA died Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at his residence. Mr. Kilgore was born May 29, 1931 in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of the late William L. & Plumer Simmons Kilgore. He was retired from Queen Carpet and was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Kilgore was preceded in death by his wife, Wanza Lee Braddy Kilgore; sons, Jeff Kilgore and Tony Kilgore; sisters, Mildred Nix, Willie Jean Green, and Eunice Kilgore; brothers, James Kilgore and Dewey Lee Kilgore.

Mr. Kilgore is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Donny Willingham, Sandra and Rickey Phillips, all of Trion, GA, Patti & Johnny Elkins, LaFayette, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Barbara Kilgore, Lyerly, GA; 7 Grandchildren; and 10 Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Friday, July 25, 2008 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Pettyjohn officiating. Interment will follow in West Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kolby Smith, Eddie Phillips, Patrick Strawn, Jason Brown, Nathan Brown, and Joshua Brown. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Willingham and Timothy Scott Cornett. Mr. Kilgore will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Thursday