Clidie Sue Cole Voyles, 93, of the Red Hill Community, left her earthly home, Thursday, afternoon, July 28, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.
Born April 5, 1929, in the Middle River Community, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Lela Davison Cole. She was the widow of the late T E “Tommy” Voyles, and grandmother of the late Donna Voyles. She was the sister of the late Reba Saunders and Cora Cole. In 1946 Clidie and Tommy married and moved to Red Hill. They opened and operated T E Voyles Store and later with their youngest son, Kenny, until Tommy's passing in 1980. She and close friends started "The Sunshine Club" as well as other contributions to her church and community. Her husband Tommy was among the original founders of the Red Hill Volunteer Fire Department, and served as the first assistant chief. The original fire station was next to their store. Their phone became the contact for the department and she spent many days answering calls for help and alerting firefighters to the calls. Clidie was a long time member of Allens United Methodist Church where she enjoyed being a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher, and helping with communion.
Survivors include her children, Gerald Voyles, Janet Callahan, and Kenny Voyles, all of Carnesville; three grandchildren, Sherry V. Smith, Tina C. Rowland, Wesley Voyles and Clint Callahan; great-grand-children, Adam & Lee, Austin, Avery, Cole, Ryne, Ella, Julien, and Evan; brother, Ira Tate Cole, of Carnesville; her special family member and caregiver, Yvette Hicks.
Services will be 3pm Sunday afternoon at Allens United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Garner. Pallbearers include Adam Smith, Austin Smith, Avery Smith, Cole Rowland, Ryne Rowland, Julien Voyles, Evan Voyles, and Mike Bridges. Interment will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens.
Her body is at Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville. The family is at the home and will receive friends Sunday afternoon from 2pm until 3pm at Allens United Methodist Church prior to the service. Flowers are welcome or make donations to the Allens United Methodist Church UMW; 15817 Georgia Hwy 106, Martin, Georgia 30557.. Condolences may be left at ginnfuneralhome.com.