Eleanor McCamish Gautney
Eleanor McCamish Gautney
September 24, 1941 - July 29, 2018


Eleanor McCamish Gautney, 76, of Palatka passed away Sunday, July 29th at Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center following an extended illness.

Eleanor was a native of Calhoun, Tennessee and had been a resident of Palatka, on and off, for the past 61 years, coming from Calhoun. She had worked as a greeter at Walmart in Palatka for 20 years, leaving there in 2010. She never met a stranger. She was a very happy person who enjoyed making others just as happy. She was a Baptist and was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Preceding her in death were her parents, William and Gedena McCamish; a sister, Faye Parkison, three grandchildren, Doug Collins, Tony Collins and Randall Fincher, Jr.; and her husband, Jimmy Gautney.

Surviving are two daughters, Melodie Collins (Freddie Corey) of Satsuma, and Teri Lynn Gautney (Cliff Messom) of San Mateo; three sons and daughters-in-law, David Keith Collins, Jr. of Palatka, Bill and Brenda Collins of East Palatka, and Eric and Bonnie Collins of Interlachen; three sisters, Martha Shamblin of Calhoun, TN, and Mae Thornburg and Mary Davis, both of Athens, TN; eleven grandchildren and spouses, Renee and Brad Gray, Jennifer and Cole Phillips, Jason Collins, Lacey Collins, Christa Collins, Justin Collins, Amanda and Todd Markel, Dustin and Byranna Hall, Phillip Collins, Tyler Messom, and Gwyneth Messom; 13 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Eleanorís life will be celebrated from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 1st at Haven Hospice Roberts Center in Palatka.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Haven Hospice Roberts Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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