February 28, 2021

Mrs. Gail Tyus

Mrs. Patricia Gail Harbin Tyus, age 72, of Franklin passed away July 7, 2020.

Her memorial service will be held Friday July 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM at Centralhatchee First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Williams officiating.

The family will accept guests at the church Friday afternoon from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.

Gail was born May 6, 1948 in Troup County to the late William Oscar Harbin, Jr. and Evelyn Eloise Humphries Turner. She was a Christian by faith.

She loved to spend time outdoors. She enjoyed tending to her plants, sitting on the front porch, and bird watching. Her dog, Honey, was a constant companion.

She also liked to read and watch her daily soap operas. Her favorite outings were eating out at Golden Corral, Waffle House, or Dairy Queen.

She was everyone’s “Mama Gail” and loved everyone. She reserved a special place in her heart for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Times spent with them were her most precious memories.

Survivors include four daughters, Lisa Barbir (Nick) of Pennsylvania, Leah Hadian (Navid) of Pennsylvania, Becky Smith (Shane) of Franklin, and Jamie Mandell (Jaison) of Franklin; two sons, Robbie Tyus (Sherry) of Alabama and Adam Tyus (Ashley) of Franklin; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Angie McCullough (Ronnie) of Franklin; her aunt, Janice Mattingly (Steve); her best friend, Sharon Thompson (Ken); and a number of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lynn McCullough and two brothers, Ricky Harbin and Joey Stephens.

Those who wish may write memorial tributes at www.stuttsfuneralhome.com.

Stutts Funeral Home of Franklin, GA in charge of arrangements.


  1. Richard Hampson says

    I am blessed to have met and feel apart of this sweet family. Prayers for you all from Franklin Family Worship Center.
    Pastor Richard Hampson.

  2. Sorry to hear this, Gail and I dated for a long time in the early 60’s before I was drafted into the Army, we always had a great time, she was a fun loving person. Rest in peace.
    Wendell “pap” Craven.

  3. Ronda Wulff Monroe says

    Mrs. Gail was the sweetest, kindest, and loving person I have ever met. The first time we met she was working construction with my ex- husband. She was a hard worker, and she raised wonderful children, she even helped others in need. She will be missed…

  4. She like as my mother. Met her son Adam Tyus. We became bestfriend. Gail always take us to vacation every year. Ride dirt bike and always pick me up every weekend to spend time with Adam and her. She is best ever I met. She’s in better heaven peaceful and meet my mom in there too. Love y’all.

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