Alea M. Giles

Born in Lexington, KY on July 12, 1963

Departed on December 28, 2010 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Alea M. Giles, age 47 of Hendersonville, passed away December 28, 2010. Mrs. Giles loved music and gardening and her life's work was supporting the movement to free the West Memphis Three. She is survived by her husband, David A. Giles; daughters, Alicia and Hannah Giles; mother, Louise Samons; brothers, David L. Samons and Ray Jackson; sister, Helen McIntosh and her best friend, Damien Echols. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 from the Chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to

8 Comments to Alea M. Giles

  1. Chris Steele
    January 4, 2011 12:00 am

    I Love you Mom 2.

  2. Jennifer Johnston
    January 4, 2011 12:00 am

    May your memories of Alea bring you comfort during your loss. I didn’t know her but am moved by her work to bring awareness about The West Memphis Three.

  3. Pamela Metcalf
    January 4, 2011 12:00 am

    I am sorry for your loss.I know there are never the right words to say when you lose a loved one.I would like to say thanks to Alea for befriending my son Damien .My thoughts and prayers will be with you throughout this time of need,
    Pamela Metcalf

  4. David
    August 20, 2011 12:00 am

    Alea, I am so sad to hear of your passing, you and I talked many times and I always knew that your relatioship with Damien was very special, and now that he is been set free, it is bittersweet because you were not here with us to see it , but you are smiling down from heaven . I will always remember you and your spirit will live in me always.

    Your Friend


    August 21, 2011 12:00 am

    Thank you for all you did. You will always have a place in my heart.

  6. david samons
    August 22, 2011 12:00 am

    how could i pick one great memory when there are so many…what a privilege it was to grow up with someone like you…the good times and the bad times… like you once told me ” its not about surviving the storm, its about learning to dance in the rain….” and we did dance, didnt we? you are my sister…yesterday, today,and forever ……and I LOVE YOU……
    and miss you….

    my best memory is the last time i saw you…we laughed we cried we left each other with a warm hug and a warm smile….and we said
    i love you…..

  7. Dawn Cline
    September 29, 2011 12:00 am

    I so miss her smile when she would come to visit me at the office,I miss her laugh and her honesty,her compassion for others like Damien. It breaks my heart she didn’t hang in there long enough to get to see the WEST MEMPHIS 3 released after all those precious years stolen from them. Alea worked and fought so hard for those young men as soon as I heard the news I looked to the sky and said”you did Alea as tears ran down my face. Joy for Damien and sadness for Alea that she didn’t live to see that what she and so many others had fought so hard for had finally come to a reality. But I know she was there in spirit and that Damien and his wife appreciated everything she did.I miss you Alea Giles and you will always be in my heart and in my soul,you impacted my life forever.Thank you!

  8. Tracy Stokes
    December 3, 2011 12:00 am

    I only spoke with Alea a few brief times and “crossed paths” with her on support sites for the WM3. I am disappointed that I didn’t take better advantage of the chance to know her better. It didn’t take long for a person to see that she was very special and had a huge, loving heart. It’s people like Alea that give a richness and depth to this world of ours and we are lesser without her. I know her spirit is still a part of each of us that she touched and we are better for it in one way or another. With that in mind, she surely led a full life and accomplished more than most. She will remain in the memories of SO many people who think of her fondly.