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Ray Gill Mcmonigle

April 3, 1954 — October 23, 2018

Hortense- Mr. Ray Gill McMonigle, 64 of Hortense, GA passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick, GA after an extended illness. Gill was born to parents, Ray and Hilda McMonigle on April 3, 1954 in Middletown, Ohio, but had lived in Georgia for most of his life.

He attended Glynn Academy in Brunswick, playing football for the Red Terrors from 1968 to 1972. He loved the game, whether playing offense or defense he wanted to be in the game. His uncanny ability to break loose from tacklers earned him the nickname “Mongoose”. His most memorable run was a 98-yard kickoff return against cross-town rival, Brunswick High. He was eventually tackled by a BHS player who actually ripped Gill’s shirt off. That play was definitely a defining moment.

Anything he tried he mastered. In addition to playing football at Glynn Academy he joined the chorus (to meet girls he said). He auditioned for and made Allstate Chorus. He enjoyed challenges, physical activities and the outdoors. He spent years shrimping and crabbing the waters of Glynn County. He thrived being in charge of his destiny and made sure to take time to enjoy his journey. People were drawn to Gill’s personality, for better or worse, he was a force to be reckoned with.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his mother and step-father, Hilda and John Mavromat of Brunswick, GA; brother, Charles McMonigle of Brunswick, GA; sister, Dr. Reba Smith (Joel) of Waycross, GA; half-brother, Herbert McMonigle (Utah); half-sister, Erie McMonigle (Indiana); special nephew Jason Smith (Candace); special niece, Renee’ Martin (Michael); and Kaylie Cline, his personal Care Assistant, who he came to care for like family; and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Ray McMonigle, and half-brothers, John “Jack” McMonigle, Ronald McMonigle.

Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 PM at Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta, GA on Sunday, October 28, 2018. A Commemorative Service will immediately follow with Reverend Jim Crandall presiding.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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