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Henry S. Giles

October 31, 1959 ~ June 20, 2020 (age 60)


Henry S. Giles, age 60, of 806 Highway 26 East, Elko, died Saturday, June 20, 2020, at his residence.

Born in Hawkinsville, he was the son of the late Billy Giles and Joyce Owen Giles.  He was a skilled craftsman and owned and operated Raines Glass Company in Perry until his retirement in 2006. He was a lover of all things music and was an accomplished guitarist and songwriter in his own right. Led Zeppelin was his favorite band and "Stairway to Heaven" his favorite song. In fact, his daughter’s name was inspired by the Zeppelin song, "Misty Mountain Hop." Henry was a kind soul and brought an energy and enthusiasm to conversations like few others — a trait he inherited from his mother Joyce. Many of those conversations would turn to his daughter Misty, who was the pride and love of his life. He also was a huge fan of the Georgia Bulldogs. He took pride that he lived life on his own terms.

Survivors include:
Daughter:  Misty Giles of Washington, DC

Sister:  Dottie Forehand of Vienna

Tommy Giles of Vienna
Bill Giles of Brunswick

He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlyne.

A drive-thru visitation will be held at Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home in Unadilla on Wednesday, June 24.  The visitation will be 5 - 7 PM.  Please approach the funeral home driving north on Cherry Street from Walnut Cemetery and leave the funeral home onto Borum Street.  The family will be located next to the chapel on Cherry Street. To comply with social distancing guidelines, please stay in your vehicle.  You will be able to register and receive a memorial folder.

Since Henry loved his dogs and his Dawgs, the family requests memorial gifts be made to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, 501 D. W. Brooks Drive, Athens, Georgia 30602.

Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home of Unadilla has charge of arrangements.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Henry S. Giles, please visit our floral store.


June 24, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Brannen-NeSmith Funeral Home - Unadilla
1121 Borum Street
Unadilla, GA 31091

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