ALBANY -- Jean Gilliam Perry, 73, of Albany, GA, died January 27, 2013 at her residence. A private family burial will be held in Screven, GA.

A native of Lowell, NC, born to the late W.A. and Velma Gilliam, Mrs. Perry had resided in Albany, GA for the past fifty years. She was a graduate of Albany High School and was employed as a medical transcriptionist with the State of Georgia.

Survivors include her husband, John Perry of Albany, GA, a son and his wife, Lee and Katherine Perry of Richmond, KY, a step-son and his wife, Daniel and Heather Perry of Fernandina Beach, FL, a sister, Judy Gilliam Gowan of Albany, GA, a nephew and his wife, Dawson and Amy Gowan and a niece, Laura Gowan all of Albany, GA.

Those desiring may make contributions to the Albany Humane Society, 1705 Oakridge Drive, Albany, GA, 31707 or to United Hospice of Cordele, 708 E. 16th Avenue, Cordele, GA, 31015.

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