Mrs. Olene Gillespie Head, age 78, of Summerville, passed away Monday, October 26, 2009 at Floyd Medical Center.

 Mrs. Head was born in Henegar, Alabama on November 9, 1930, daughter of the late Jasper Gillespie and Lydia Bell Gillespie. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter # 434, serving as Past Worthy Matron, and prior to retirement, was employed with Mt. Vernon Mills. Mrs. Head was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

Mrs. Head is survived by her husband, Herbert Head; Son, Mike Head (Laura Stephenson); daughter, Susan Head Evans (John Evans); Brothers, Odis Gillespie and Nolan Gillespie; Sister, Mabel Gillespie Dukes; three Grandchildren, Joseph, Noah and Gracie Evans, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Head will be held Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. in the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Dees and Brother Terry Hurley officiating. Interment will follow in the Summerville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Head, Edward Head, Tim Collett, Tim Gillespie, Steve Gillespie, Mark Culpepper, Carl Gillespie and Rodney Culpepper. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the Eastern Star Chapter 434.

Mrs. Head will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.