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Title: Recent passings....
Post by: admin on May 2, 2007, 04:50:17 AM

Just an explanation from your friendly neighborhood forum administrator...

Anyone is free to post a recent Gilliland-related obituary to this thread. Currently, that would include any obituary from July 2009 forward.

Please post older notices to the thread, "Obituary Archives". Eventually all obituaries will be collected and posted to the collections of the Gilliland Trails library. Thank you!

-- Kate


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Title: Re: Recent passings: AL, GA, IL, NC, TX, VA
Post by: admin on July 5, 2009, 12:13:09 PM

Lindsay Judith Gillilan, Illinois
Published in the Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from 6/23/2009 - 6/26/2009
Lindsay Judith Gillilan, formerly of Mount Prospect. A memorial gathering for Lindsay Judith Gillilan, 28, of Schaumburg, will be from 10:30 a.m. until the memorial service at 12 noon Saturday, at First United Methodist Church, 1903 E. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights. Born April 13, 1981, in Arlington Heights, she passed away suddenly Sunday, June 21, 2009.
Lindsay was a Prospect High School graduate, received her undergraduate degree from Ball State University, and her master's degree from Benedictine University. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority. Her dream career was teaching and she currently taught special education kindergarten in Lake Zurich School District 95. Lindsay had a passion for life and took great pleasure in the simple things it had to offer. She had a quick wit, a beautiful smile, a contagious laugh and loved to dance.
Lindsay was the cherished daughter of Bruce and Marta (nee Gustafson) Gillilan; beloved fiancee of James Draz; dear sister of Brett (Rebekah) Gillilan and Kara (Colin) Murphy; fond aunt of Quinn and Aidan; and proud granddaughter of Harry M. Gustafson. She is also survived by many loving relatives, friends, and her beloved dog, Maddie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gillilan family for a fund to be established in Lindsay's name. Arrangements were made by Friedrichs Funeral Home, Mount Prospect. 847-255-7800 or www.FriedrichsFH.com.

Alma Tibbitt Toler, Virginia
Published in the Lynchburg News & Advance on 6/27/2009
Alma Tibbitt Toler, 93, of Lewis Ford Road, Gladys, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at Runk and Pratt Assisted Living Home, Lynchburg. She was the wife of the late Ralph "Buck" Toler for 69 years.
Mrs. Toler was born in Campbell County on Sept. 27, 1915, a daughter of the late George Tibbitt and Betty Ward Tibbitt. She was a lifelong member of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Naruna, where she served in many capacities. She was loved by many members of Tree of Life and Living Water Ministries.
She is survived by one son, Russell E. Toler and wife, Naomi, of Rustburg; two daughters, Mildred T. Gilliland and husband, John, of Forest, Rosa T. Farrar and husband, Jimmy, of Concord; a daughter-in-law, Nancy H. Toler of Rustburg; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, R. Morgan Toler, and a daughter, Annie T. Waldrop.
The family would like to give special thanks to the wonderful owners and staff of Runk and Pratt Assisted Living Home on Leesville Road, Lynchburg, where she had been for the past six years. Special love goes to some very dear friends at Runk and Pratt. Alma was a great prayer warrior for many people and loved and was loved by all.
A celebration of Alma's life will be conducted at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2009, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Naruna, by Pastor Johnny Roberts and Pastor Mack Almond, with interment to follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, June 27, 2009, at Henderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Brookneal, and other times at the home of her daughter, Mildred Gilliland, Carriage Hill Drive, Forest.

Mary Estelle (Gilleland) Pullin, Texas
Published in the Victoria Advocate on 7/2/2009
VICTORIA - Mary Estelle Gilleland Pullin, 98, of Victoria, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2009. She was born June 11, 1911 in Taylor and moved to Taft in 1925. She was the last survivor of a family of nine and was a member of First United Methodist Church of Taft.
Mrs. Pullin is survived by one son, Steve Pullin and wife Shirley of Victoria; one daughter-in-law, Jan Pullin of Eunice, La.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Pullin, and her son, Terry Pullin.
Private graveside services will be held at the Taft Memorial Park Cemetery with Larry Mayo officiating. Arrangements by Colonial Funeral Home, 1801 E. Red River, Victoria, 361-578-3535.

Evelyn Gilliland Jefferson, Virginia
Published in the Daily Press from 7/2/2009 - 7/5/2009
NEWPORT NEWS - Evelyn Gilliland Jefferson, 98, passed from this life into God's eternal life on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Riverside Hospital.
She was a longtime resident of the Peninsula, having lived at the Devonshire in Hampton, prior to her recent move to Bayside in Poquoson. Mrs. Jefferson and her late husband, Douglas Lee Jefferson, were charter members of Parkview Methodist Church.
She is survived by her three daughters, Fran and her husband, Robert Curtis of Locust Grove, Va., Nancy and her husband, Ron Fenstermacher of Morgan Hill, Calif., Betty and her husband, William Gooch of Newport News; two sisters, Connie Lewis of West Point and Elizabeth Brandon of Danville; brother, Norman Gilliland of Winston Salem, N.C.; nine grandchildren, Carolyn Nelson, Doug Curtis, Mary Evelyn O'Dor, Robert and Tom Curtis, Anne Sheeran, Suzanne Pautlitz, Meredith Leimkuhler and Allison Buben; and 18 great great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 5, 2009, at Peninsula Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by the Rev. Dan Elmore of Parkview Methodist Church.
For those who desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkview Methodist Church, 912 Briarfield Road, Newport News, VA 23605.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Martin Gilbert, Georgia to Virginia
Published in the Waynesboro News Virginian on 7/4/2009
Martin E. Gilbert, 78, of Charlottesville and formerly of Waynesboro, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Rosewood Village in Charlottesville. He was born May 22, 1931, in Tate, Georgia, son of the late Martin Vander Gilbert and Esco Gilleland Gilbert Burns.
Martin received his Masters of Divinity from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. He was a Pastor for 55 years, of many churches including Craigsville Baptist Church, Ladd Presbyterian Church, New Covenant Fellowship and a supply minister at other churches in the area.
Martin was well known as a representative of Allstate Insurance Company from 1962 to 1996. He was a founding member of the Waynesboro Police Reserves and Chaplain of the Augusta County Sheriff's Department. He was a past president of the Waynesboro Exchange Club.
He was a baseball player in his youth and remained an avid sports fan throughout his life. He was as a left handed golfer who had several holes in one. He was a sharp shooter marksman where he often received top honors.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Phillips Gilbert; two daughters, Angela G. Sherman and her husband, Richard, J. Pippin of Charlottesville, C. Renee Viette and her husband, Kirk, E. Barbieri of Charlottesville; one grandson, Blair Philip Sherman and one sister, Marie Burns of Atlanta. He is also survived by numerous other family members and extended family, Andre and Claire Viette and family.
Martin was very special to many people and is remembered for his passion to help and comfort others.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at the Waynesboro Chapel, of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes with Pastor James Pence officiating. Burial will follow at Augusta Memorial Park with a celebration luncheon immediately following at the home of Andre and Claire Viette.
Active pallbearers will be Charles R. Coker of the Waynesboro Police Department, John Wieger of the Augusta County Sheriff's Department, Mark Viette, Marvin Gwen, John Bright, Freddie Benson, Richard Pippin and Kirk Barbieri.
The family will receive friends from 7 until 8 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Virginia Institute of Autism for Adult Services in honor of his grandson, Blair, 1414 Westwood Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903.

Ernest Gilleland, North Carolina to Virginia
Published in The Virginian Pilot on 7/3/2009
VIRGINIA BEACH - Ernest Blair "Gill" Gilleland, 86, of the 5600 block of Normandy Ave., went to be with the Lord July 2, 2009.
A native of Statesville, N.C., he was the son of the late Ernest B. and Mary Hux Gilleland. A World War II veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1940 to 1946. He was retired from Norfolk Naval Air Station as a production controlman. A member and deacon of Indian River Baptist Church, he, with his wife and friends, led church services at Autumn Care nursing home in Chesapeake every Thursday for the past 48 1/2 years.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Helen K. Gilleland; a daughter, Patricia Keeney and her husband Michael of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Hannah White and her husband the Rev. Jim White and Marion Gilleland, all of Statesville, N.C.; a brother, John O. Gilleland of Lincolnton, N.C.; numerous "grandpuppies;" and many nieces and nephews, whom he loved very much.
A funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in Indian River Baptist Church, 1600 Laurel Ave., Chesapeake. Burial will follow in Colonial Grove Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Graham Funeral Home, Greenbrier Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4416 Expressway Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23452. Please share a memory with the family at www.grahamfuneralhome.co

Anita Gilleland. Georgia to North Carolina
Published in the Gwinnett Daily Post on 7/4/2009
Anita Gilleland, age 58, of Hayesville, NC, formerly of Snellville, GA passed away July 3, 2009. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com

Eloise Presley Gilliland, Alabama
Published in The Birmingham News from 7/5 to 7/6/2009
GILLILAND, ELOISE PRESLEY, age 88 born in Cullman County on Christmas Day to Arthur Presley and Gertrude Russell Presley, passed away on July 4, 2009. She was a past member of Hilldale and Chalkville Baptist Church and lived her life as an example of the wife and mother of Proverbs 31: 10-31. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 65 years, J. Lamar Gilliland; brothers, Clyde, Troy and Chalmers. She is survived by her daughter, Carol Wilbanks and her husband, Herb who loved her like his own mother; her son, Kenneth and his wife Gayle; grandchildren, Cherry Stone (Tim), Chad Wilbanks (Sharon), Gene Wilbanks and Nicole Gilliland; great grandchildren, Katie Stone, Amanda and Olivia Wilbanks. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 7 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Phil Rich officiating in Jefferson Memorial Gardens East. The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Vincent's East and Golden Living Center in Oneonta for the love and kindness shown during her time there. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Alzheimer's of Central Alabama, 300 Office Park Drive, Mountain Brook 35223.


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Title: Recent passings: Mabel Graham Gilliland, Oak Hill, OH
Post by: admin on July 8, 2009, 01:08:06 PM

Those of you who have been around Gilliland Trails for a while will recognize the names of Roger Gilliland and Karen Gilliland McCall. I've written about meeting up with these cousins of mine; Roger operates the Gilliland Dairy near Oak Hill, Ohio and Karen was the one who passed along G. W. Gilliand's "History of the Gillilands in Jackson County" and also serves as the person resposible for the upkeep of the Hamilton-McCoy Cemetery.

Yesterday, Roger, Karen and the rest of the Gilliland family lost their matriarch, mother Mabel Ruth (Graham) Gilliland. My sincere condolences to all the Gilliland family at this time.

-- Kate

Mabel Ruth (Graham) Gilliland
Mabel Ruth (Graham) Gilliland, age 84, passed away July 7, 2009, at the Holzer Medical Center in Gallipolis, Ohio. She was born January 18, 1925 in Scioto Township, to the late William H. and Muriel (Gahm) Graham. She was an avid gardener, homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She worked alongside her husband Warren for 47 years on the dairy farm in Hamilton Township, Oak Hill, Ohio until his passing in 1992. When her health begin to fail, she moved to Jackson, Ohio and resided with daughter, Karen McCall.

She is survived by children, Roger (Ruby) Gilliland, Dale (Karen) Gilliland, Donna Crabtree of Oak Hill, Ohio; Marilyn (Ron) White, Linda (Paul) Berridge, and Karen (Rich) McCall of Jackson, Ohio. Also surviving are grandchildren, Ryan Gilliland, Ron (Kim) White, Rhonda (Ben) Woolum, Andrew Berridge, Aaron Berridge, Christopher Berridge, Bruce (Robin) Crabtree, Mathew Gilliland, Kellie (Chris) Krannitz, Angie (Jeremiah) Thomas, Barry (Kristine) McCall, Betsy McCall, and David (Leila) Periode. Great-grandchildren are Elijah, and Levi Woolum, Earl and Owen White, Logan and Luke Crabtree, Chase McCall, Natalie, Haley and Charissa Krannitz and Mitchell Thomas. Also surviving are sisters, June (Clyde) McCoy and Dorothy Cunningham; and sister-in-law, Louise Graham.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Warren F. Gilliland; grandson, David M. Crabtree II; son-in-law, David M. Crabtree; brother, William E. Graham and brother-in-law, Jesse Cunningham.

Mabel was a 1943 graduate of Jackson High School, and a 4-H advisor for many years; volunteered at Lillian Jones Museum as her health permitted and was an active member of the Hamilton Christian Church. Mabel's life exemplified the life of the woman mentioned in Proverbs 31:10-31 as written in the Message Bible:

A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds. Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it.

Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long. She shops around for the best yarn and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. She's like a trading ship that sails to far away places and brings back exotic surprises. She's up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day. She looks over a field and buys it, then with money she puts aside, plants a garden. First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started. She senses the worth of her work and is in no hurry to call it quits for the day. She's skilled in crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking. She's quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor. She doesn't worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear. She makes her own clothing and dresses in colorful linens and silks. Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers. She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops. Her clothes are well made and elegant and she always faces tomorrow with a smile. When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say; and she always says it kindly. She keeps an eye on everyone in her household and keeps them all busy and productive. Her children respect and bless her, her husband joins in with words of praise; "Many women have done wonderful things, but you've outclassed them all"!

Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear of God. Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises!

The funeral service will b at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11, 2009 at the Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Boggs officiating and burial to follow in Hamilton Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2009 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to the Hamilton Cemetery Fund; c/o Janet Hammond, Treas., 005 Earl Davis Road, Oak Hill, Ohio 45656.

Online condolences to www.e-k-lewisfuneral.com.
Visitation:
Friday, July 10, 2009
2:00 PM until 8:00 PM

Service:
Saturday, July 11, 2009
1:00 PM

Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Homes, Inc.
28 Harding Avenue
Jackson, Ohio 45640
Phone – (740)286-2010
Fax – (740)286-5640
eklfuneralhome@yahoo.com.


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Title: Recent passings: AR to OK; CA to NV; New Jersey
Post by: admin on July 11, 2009, 10:46:57 AM

Iva Gilliland, Arkansas to Oklahoma
Published in The Oklahoman on 7/9/2009

Iva Gilliland, 92, of OKC, passed away July 5, 2009. She was born in Marshall, Arkansas, on June 25, 1917 to Earnest and Pearlee Horton. The family moved to Yukon, OK in the early thirties. She had 3 sisters: Vera Robinson, Veda Sapp, Ideen Hamilton; brother, U.S. Grant Horton. All preceded her in death. She attended Putnam City High School, Class of 1936.
She is survived by one daughter, Charlene Staton Brumley; and two step-sons: Harlan Gilliland and Mickey Gilliland; from OKC; one grandson, Trey Jorski, OKC; and granddaughter, Kelly Robertson from Chula Vista, CA; and five great-grandchildren: Shawn, Brian, & Jamie Jorski, all of OKC; Christopher and Brock Robertson of Chula Vista, CA; two great-great-grandchildren: Isaac and Hanna Jorski; and nieces and nephews.
She was a bookkeeper for Dunlap Sporting Goods for 28 yrs., a charter member of the Mayfair Church of Christ, was Treasurer of the Business Womens' Sunday School Class. She worked for many years at the Christian Service Center. She shall best be rembered by many for her peanut butter cookies. She received a BA Degree at OCU, held a real estate license and broker's license; all was obtained at night and summer school.
She was a woman of strong faith and character, loved to cook, sew, tole paint and travel. She had a workshop for her lady painters to hang out; they were called the "Wednesday Girls." She loved serving others. God in Heaven has taken home a very special woman. You may have called her friend; I call her "Mother"...
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 10th, at 10:00 AM, at the Mayfair Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite charity or "The Christian Services," for Mother loved flowers, but she loved and cared for people. We wish to thank all the staff at Windsor Hills Nursing Center and Sol/Mour Hospice. Words cannot express how wonderful and caring you were to my mother.

Aaron Jon Gilliland, California to Nevada
Published in San Jose Mercury News on 7/11/2009

Aaron Jon Gilliland Born September 13th, 1969 - April 2, 2009. Aaron passed away in April 2009. He is survived by his wife Amy, sons Noah age 6 and Seth age 4, father Barry, sister Jennifer Liker, brother-in-law Art and nephews, Corey and Bryan. Aaron was preceded in death by his mother, Aletha.
Aaron was born and raised in San Jose and resided in Henderson, NV where he was an Officer with the California Highway Patrol. He graduated Santa Teresa High School in 1988.
A celebration of Aaron's life will be held at Santa Teresa Church located at 794 Calero Avenue, San Jose, CA on July 11, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Contributions can be made to the Noah and Seth Gilliland Fund, Wells Fargo Bank, 900 N. Green Valley, Henderson, NV, 89014 account # 1689921359.

Lester Gilliland, New Jersey
Published in the Home News Tribune on 7/9/2009

LESTER GILLILAND, Formerly of North Brunswick
Lester Gilliland, 78, of Cream Ridge, died Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at RWJ University Hospital, Hamilton. Born in Jamesburg, he lived most of his life in North Brunswick before moving to Cream Ridge in 2003.
Lester was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War, serving in Germany. He was employed by Quaker Oats in New Brunswick and later for Proctor & Gamble in South Brunswick. Lester was a member of the Reformed Church of North Brunswick, the American Legion Post 459 in North Brunswick, the Masonic Lodge No. 294 F.&A.M. in Milltown, the Scottish Rite in Burlington and many years with the Navy League of the U.S.
Lester was predeceased by his parents, William and Mary Gilliland; and his sister, Elizabeth Dudkin. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marion Balint Gilliland; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas L. and Kathie Gilliland of Monmouth Junction, and Christopher A. and Carol Jean Gilliland of Jackson; four grandchildren, David and Sandra Gilliland and Caelynn and Grant Grossman; three brothers, William, John and Robert Gilliland; three sisters, Willetta Paprocki, Dorothy Phares and Ethel Shea; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening, July 9 and noon Friday morning, July 10 until the funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Tilghman Funeral Home, 52 Main St., New Egypt (www.tilghmanfh.com), with burial to follow in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Arneytown.


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Title: Recent passings: Ponder Woodrow Gilliland
Post by: admin on July 18, 2009, 02:02:35 PM

Ponder Gilliland, born Texas
Published in The Oklahoman on 7/13/2009

Ponder Woodrow Gilliland passed away July 11, 2009. Born on February 23, 1918, in Rosston, TX to Ervin & Tunzel Gilliland. He pastored several Nazarene churches in California: Oakland, Dinuba, Bakersfield, Torrance & Long Beach, as well as in Calgary (Canada), Little Rock and Dallas. He also served the Nazarene church as a district superintendent and head of international youth work. He pastored Bethany 1st Nazarene for 15 years (1970-1985), also preaching for 11 years on the weekly TV program - A Life Worth Living. In 1985 he was elected President of then Bethany Nazarene College.
Ponder is survived by wife, Ellen; daughter, Marsha Gilliland; son, Ron & Verlyn Gilliland; daughter, Sheri Gilliland; 2 granddaughters: Christa & Cara, and 7 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Floy; and his daughter, Glaphre.
The Service will be held at Bethany 1st Nazarene on Tuesday, July 14, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.mercer-adams.com.


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Title: Recent passings: U.S. and England
Post by: admin on July 23, 2009, 06:27:27 AM

Charles Edward (Charlie) Gilliland; Barrow, Cumbria, England
Published in the North West Evening Mail on 20/7/2009
GILLILAND, Charles Edward (Charlie) - Aged 64 years of Durham Street, Barrow, passed away peacefully at Furness General Hospital on 15th July 2009, dearly loved husband of Sheila, much loved dad of Keith and Jane and her partner Phil, treasured grandad of Corey and Naomi, dear nephew, uncle, cousin, brother, brother-in-law and good friend to many. Friends please meet for a service on Wednesday, 22nd July 2009 at 2.00p.m. at St. Luke's Church, prior to cremation at Thorncliffe Crematorium. Family flowers only please, donations if so desired for the Cardiac Endowment Fund at Blackpool Victoria Hospital may be left in sealed envelopes in church or sent c/o Little and Caine, 10 Dalkeith Street, Barrow. Tel 01229 820747.

Patricia Jo (Chase) Johnson, Connecticut to Texas
Published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on 7/20/2009
JACKSONVILLE - Patricia Jo (Chase) Johnson, 62, of Jacksonville, passed away on July 17, 2009, in Tyler. She was born March 19, 1947, in Torrington, Conn. She was a housewife and a Christian.
Services will be held at a later date in Arizona.
She is survived by three sons, Alan White of Law Vegas, Nev., Chris White of Goodyear, Ariz., and Donald Joseph Gilliland of Peoria, Ariz.; one daughter, Karin Gilliland of Peoria, Ariz.; two sisters, Linda Scappini of Torrington, Conn., and Priscilla Rumble of Pearce, Ariz.; one brother, Wheaton Chase of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Frank and William Chase.
Arrangements by Covenant Cremation Center of Tyler.

Mrs. Agnes M. Gilliland, Florida
Published in the Citrus County Chronicle from 7/20/2009 - 7/23/2009
Mrs. Agnes M. Gilliland, age 93, of Inverness, Florida, died Sunday, July 19, 2009, in Lecanto, FL.
She was born May 13, 1916, in Maui, HI, daughter of the late Angus and Margaret (Keawe) MacPhee. She worked as a nurse and moved to Inverness, Florida, in 2007.
Survivors include 2 daughters: Faith Kingdon of Inverness and Margaret McDonald of Floral City; 2 brothers: Sam Leong of Honolulu, HI, and Edward Leong of Molokai, HI; 3 sisters: Florence Shizuma of Molokai, HI, Helen Freeman of Oahu, HI, and Margaret Briscoe of San Bernardino, CA; 8 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com. Arrangements by the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes.

Inez Martinez Gilliland, Idaho
Published in the Idaho Press Tribune on 7/22/2009
Inez Martinez Gilliland, 87, Nampa, died Thursday, July 16, 2009, at a Nampa hospital. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. Burial follows in the Hilltop Cemetery, Nyssa. 442-8171.

Sue G. Fletcher. Mississippi to Florida
Published by TBO.com on 7/23/2009
FLETCHER, Sue G., 76, of Sun City Center, Fla., entered into rest July 21, 2009. Sue was born in Kosciusko, Miss. She moved to the Brandon area in 1972. She completed her VA career as chief nurse after 34 years. Sue was a charter member of Christ the King Lutheran Church. She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Neal; daughter, Nelia Sue Fletcher; sons, Mickey Fletcher (June) and Timothy Fletcher; grand- children, Trey, Brooke, Samantha and Mallory; sisters, Martha Samsel (Al) and Betty Sheffield (Al); and brothers, Charles Gilliland (Wanda) and Larry Gilliland (Yvonne). A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2009, at Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home, 2323 W. Brandon Blvd. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Voluntary Service (673/135), James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, 13000 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa, FL 33612 or VAMC, Bay Pines, FL in Sue' s memory. Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home

George Jasper Scott, Texas
Published in the Alamogordo Daily News from 7/10/2009 - 7/24/2009
Former Alamogordo resident George Jasper Scott, 86, of Blue, Texas, passed away July 7, 2009, at his home in Texas. George was born June 24, 1923, in La Luz to Adna and Hattie (Gililland) Scott. He moved to Texas in 2005. He resided in Roswell for 25 years and Alamogordo for 24 years. He and his wife, Irene, enjoyed 52 years of marriage.
George served in the U.S. Marines and fought in World War II, including the Battle of Iwo Jima where he received the Purple Heart. He enjoyed spending time with his family, golf, gardening, Wheel of Fortune and Blue Bell ice cream.
He is survived by his son, Dean Scott and his wife, Carol, of Roswell; and daughters Linda Knight and her husband, James, of Blue, Texas, Pattie Howard and her husband, Jim, of Romayor, Texas. Granddaughters include Lisa Wiedenhoefer and her husband, Chuck, of Round Rock, Texas, Staci Thorp and her husband, Chris, of Artesia, April Spitzer and her husband, David, of Ft. Knox, Kent.; grandsons Kevin Scott and his wife, Jennifer, of San Antonio, and Stephen Fisher of Lakewood, Colo.; great -grandchildren Tyler Wiedenhoefer, Jordan Spitzer, Chase Wiedenhoefer, Scout Spitzer, Erin Scott, Garrett Scott, Cameron Thorp, and Carson Thorp; sisters Lou Ellen Hastings, Vida Lamb, and Pearl Dockary; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Scott; brother Oral Scott; parents Adna and Hattie Scott; and granddaughters Deana Scott and Jennifer Knight.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, July 11, 2009, at Monte Vista Cemetery with Pastor Gavin Vaughn officiating. Friends may call the funeral home from Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Receiving services are under the direction of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.


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Title: Re:Recent passings....
Post by: admin on August 5, 2009, 09:40:22 AM

Agnes M. Gilliland, Hawai'i to Florida
Published in Honolulu Star Bulletin on 7/30/2009
July 19, 2009

Agnes M. Gilliland, 93, of Inverness, Fla., a nurse, died in Lecanto, Fla. She was born on Maui. She is survived by daughters Faith Kingdon and Margaret McDonald; brothers Sam and Edward Leong; sisters Florence Shikuma, Helen Freeman and Margaret Briscoe; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Burial will be held Aug. 8 on Molokai.

Tressia Hudson, Indiana   
Published in the (Evansville) Courier Press on 8/4/2009   

OTWELL, Ind. — Tressia L. (Gilliland) Hudson, 91, died August 1, 2009, in Washington.
Surviving are daughters, Joan Myers, Jean Freshour and Karen Gross; son, George; sister, Macle Marsh; 12 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
Services 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday at Harris Funeral Home, burial is in Otwell Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to services.

Odessa E. (Gilliland) Baldwin, Michigan
Published in Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press on 7/25/2009

Odessa E. Baldwin, of Grand Ledge, MI, born August 14, 1919, the daughter of Letcher and Eva Gilliland, went into eternal rest on Friday, July 24, 2009 at the age of 89. She will be remembered for her generosity, joy and love of life. Odessa was loved by her family and friends and will be dearly missed. She married Elmer M. Baldwin on August 6, 1939 and he preceded her in death in 2005. She was also preceded by an infant son, Furl; a step-granddaughter, Sherry; one brother and three sisters. Odessa is survived by her children, Bertun (Nila), Delmar (Jean), Charles (Darlene) and Arlene Baldwin; 11 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren; one brother, Melvin Gilliland; one sister, Opal Knowles; and numerous other loving family and friends. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs, www.blisswitterspike.com. A graveside service will be held Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at Pierson Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at Pierson Bible Church, 101 W. Grand St., Pierson. Memorials may be made to Eaton Community Hospice, 2675 S. Cochran Road, Charlotte, MI 48813 or an organization of ones choosing. Bliss Witters Pike Funeral Home

Mary L. (Gilliland) Peltier, Nebraska to Washington
Published in Tri-City Herald on 7/30/2009
(Kennewick, Pasco and Richland, Wash.)
Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home

Mary L. Peltier, of Pasco, was called home by the Lord on July 28, 2009, at the age of 81. She was born in Peru, Nebraska, on October 19, 1927, to Blanche and Elmer Gilliland.
At the age of 11 years, her family moved to Falls City, Nebraska, where Mary graduated from high school with honors in May of 1945. She attended Peru State College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree. She taught school in Nebraska for 16 years before moving to Pasco in 1967 with her family. Mary continued her education and earned her fifth year of college at Eastern Washington University. She was an elementary school teacher in the Pasco School District for 23 years at Robert Frost and Mark Twain, retiring in June 1990.
Upon retirement she married John Peltier in August of 1990. Mary and John did extensive traveling and had a winter home for five years in Bullhead City, Arizona. Mary's interests included collecting lapel pins from all areas of her travels. She also enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle with her friends.
Mary was a member of Retired Teachers. She was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she was active in Lutheran Women's Missionary League.
Mary is survived by her husband, John; daughter Lisa (Mike) Johnson; grandsons Richard and Brandon, all of Pasco; one stepdaughter, Sherri (Gary) Rockholt and sons Joshua and Christoffer of Terrebonne, Oregon. Mary is also survived by two sisters, Mildred (Melvin) Rieschick of Falls City, Nebraska; and Barbara (Ralph) Asdell of Sunlakes, Arizona; two nieces, two nephews and their families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Larry, and nephew Dennis Rieschick.
The family would like to thank Life Care Center of Richland, Dr. Frank Cole and family friend Adrienne Ham for the care and support they have offered to Mary and her family.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, August 1, 2009, 11:00 a.m., at Riverview United Methodist Church, 4012 W. Court Street, Pasco.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary's name to Riverview United Methodist Church.
The family invites you to sign their online guestbook at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.


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Title: Recent passings: CO, NV, NC, OH, TX, VA & Canada
Post by: admin on August 19, 2009, 11:15:22 AM

Robert Lee Gilleland, Colorado
Published in The Daily Sentinel on August 16, 2009

Robert Lee Gilleland March 22, 1967 - August 6, 2009
Robert Lee Gilleland of Grand Junction left this life to a better place with no pain after fighting Huntington's Disease for many years. He loved Nascar, fishing and basketball. He was born March 22, 1967 at Glenwood Springs, CO to Adrian Lee and Betty Ellen (Myers) Gilleland. He was raised on Divide Creek and at Rifle and attended schools in Silt and Rifle. He was a cook in Glenwood Springs and Rifle. He married Tara Frick on November 6, 1990. They were later divorced. To this union was born a daughter.
Survivors are daughter, Kendra of Lakeland, FL and stepdaughter, Amber Frick of Delta, CO; mother and stepfather, Betty and Charles Taylor of Grand Junction, CO; sisters, Bonnie Grant of Silt, CO and Rhonda (Lawrence) Burke of Horsecreek, WY; nephews, Matt Perea and Shawn Grant; nieces, Amanda (Levi) Archuleta and Katie and Shannon Burke, and brother-in-law, Pablo Perea. Rob was preceded in death by his father, Adrian; sister, Connie Perea; brother-in-law, Earnie Grant; grandparents Wallace and Isabel Myers and Leland and Opal Gilleland.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntington's Disease Society of America, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 6545 West 44th Avenue, Suite 1, Wheat Ridge, 80033. Cremation has taken place. A family memorial will take place at a later date.

Donald W. McHose, Nevada
Published in the Nevada Journal from 8/6/2009 - 8/13/2009

Donald W. McHose passed away peacefully Friday July 31 at his residence in Dallas Center, after a brief battle with pneumonia.
  Born June 25th 1919, to Raymond and Amy (Fontz) McHose, Don was raised in Nevada and resided there his entire life with the exception of his time spent overseas in WWII.
  After returning home in 1946 he married Arlene Gilliland of Des Moines. They soon settled in Nevada to raise their three children Mark, Alan, and Ron.
  Don ran Nevada Brick and Tile Company, as the sixth generation in the business. He was also active in the Nevada National Bank, as well as overseeing several farms and properties and computer enterprises. Don was an avid golfer (charter member of ICCC), bowler, bridge player, and volunteered on many civic organizations during his years in Nevada. He also served on the Story County Hospital Board, the Nevada Library Board, the Nevada School Board and the Nevada City Council. He loved watching sports, boating, and being involved with his family and grandchildren. (Kendra, Andy, Lacey, Sean, Brandon, and Katie.) In recent years he also enjoyed being with his great grandchildren (Owen, Sam, and Elliot).
  Don was recently preceded in death by his wife Arlene on January 9, 2009, also, his parents, and his brother Sam. He has a sister still living in California.
  Don will be remembered most for his quiet wit, thoughtful counsel and the oft-related reputation of being one of the nicest guys you could ever meet. His strength, and devotion to his family and grandchildren and their families' will stay in our hearts forever.
His legacy as a kind and caring person, who lived a good life is a trait that we all hope to inherit. He will be sorely missed. 
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. and services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday Aug. 6th at Chet Ryan Mortuary, 708 Fifth Street in Nevada, followed by a reception at the Nevada Central Presbyterian Church for all friends and family. Memorials can be sent to the Nevada Central Presbyterian Church, 932 5th Street in Nevada.

Myrtis Ann Gillelan, North Carolina
Published in Gaston Gazette from August 15 to August 18, 2009

LINCOLNTON - Ms. Myrtis Ann Hill Gillelan, 64, of 157 Hillside Drive in Lincolnton, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009.
A graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at the Westside Baptist Church Cemetery in Maiden with Rev. Gary Smith officiating.
Ms. Gillelan was born April 3, 1945, in York County, S.C., to the late Ruben and Ocie Hullett Hill.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Gillelan family.

Daisy Gilliland, Ohio
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 8/11/2009

GILLILAND, Daisy 81 of Martinsville, Sun., Aug. 9. Service 1pm Thurs., Aug. 13, L. Eugene Smith & Son Funeral Home, New Vienna.

**Although this notice for Daisy was very short with little information, I do believe she was a member of this Gilliland family noted in the obituary for Anne Catherine Britton Gilliland who passed away in 2008:

Annie Catherine Britton Gilliland

Annie Catherine Britton Gilliland, 98, of McDonough, Ga., formerly of New Vienna, died 6:50 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2008) at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Gilliland.
Mrs. Gilliland was born July 11, 1910, in Highland County, daughter of the late Leslie and Sallie Sharp Britton. She was a devoted Christian who had been a member of either the New Vienna Church of Christ or the Mt. Olive Church of Christ for all of her life.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Daisy) Gilliland of Martinsville; three daughters, Mary Ann (Bobby) McCullough of McDonough, Ga., Sarah (Delbert) Drake of Martinsville and Daisy (Lou) Lisk of New Vienna; 11 grandchildren, Dawn, Richard, Jimmy, Bobby, Brian, Amy, Jamie, Mark, David, Teresa and Brenda; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sons, John Gilliland, Charles Gilliland, Richard Gilliland and Virgil Gilliland; a brother, Jonah Britton; two sisters, Josephine Britton Pulliam and Ina Britton Eichenauer; and three grandchildren, Robbie, Danny and Cathy.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Vienna Church of Christ, 148 West St., New Vienna, Sidney Clay officiating, with burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Vienna Church of Christ, 148 West St., New Vienna, 45159. Arrangements are under the direction of L. EUGENE SMITH & SON FUNERAL HOME, 64 S. South St., New Vienna. For more information or to sign the funeral home’s online registry of condolences, visit www.smithandsonfuneralhomes.com.

Michael A. O'Neil, Ohio to Texas

O'Neil, Michael A. Died suddenly and unexpectedly on August 13, 2009. Mike was born on June 22, 1940 in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1963 where he earned a B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering. From an early age, Mike focused on becoming a patent attorney and pursed that goal with an uncanny single-mindedness. He was a patent clerk with American Telephone & Telegraph Company in Washington D.C., where he attended his first classes at Georgetown University Law School. He was then transferred to Chicago by AT&T where he replaced a senior patent attorney and completed his legal education at DePaul University. He loved the practice of intellectual property law and was a frequent expert witness. When he arrived in Dallas, there were only a handful of intellectual property attorneys. Among other achievements, he formed the first intellectual property section at a major law firm, Gardere & Wynne, where he was a partner and Intellectual Property Section Chair. Later, he was a principal of Michael A. O'Neil, PC. He was President of the Dallas Junior Bar Association in 1974 and was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Dallas in 1976.
Michael was a gentle man and a gentleman in the truest sense of the word. He loved all things cultural, especially art and music, was a fine wine connoisseur and had a special fondness for hunting, travel and fast cars. He loved a good political discussion, had a wicked sense of humor and lived life well and to the fullest. More than anything else in life he worshipped and cherished his wife, Lynn Gilliland O'Neil, who survives him. He is also survived by his younger brother, Patrick, his beloved son, James Patrick O'Neil, his step children, Leigh Falb Crow and John Falb as well as five wonderful grandchildren.
Services will be held at St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church at 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 18, 2009. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the UT Southwestern Medical School, the Alzheimer's Association-Greater Dallas Chapter or the National Rifle Association.

Michele Gilliland, Ottawa, Canada
Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 8/8/2009 - 8/9/2009

GILLILAND, Michele (nee McGregor) July 31, 1951 to August 6, 2009
Passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at the age of 58. Beloved spouse of Raymond. Loving mother of James (Chantal) and Sarah and a household of pets. Dear sister of Lucile McGregor (Norm King). Predeceased by her parents Sandy and Rita McGregor.
Michele was a long-time friend of Bill W and the Sunday Night Discussion Group. She will be dearly remembered by family members and friends. Michele was a dedicated volunteer with the West End Villa Family Support Group, the Ottawa Parrot Club and loved being a foster mom to many kittens from the Ottawa Humane Society.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial reception on Tuesday, August 11th between 6 and 9 pm at St. Richard's Church Parish Hall, 8 Withrow Avenue, Nepean (just off Merivale). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Ottawa Humane Society or MADD Ottawa would be greatly appreciated.

June Williams, Texas
Published in Longview News-Journal on August 18, 2009

Graveside services for June Covington Williams, 86, of Harrison County, died August 14, 2009, in Longview, Texas, will be held at Alpine Cemetery on Wednesday August 19, 2009, at 11a.m. with the Rev. Richard Hollingsworth officiating. Burial will follow in Alpine Cemetery under the direction of Rader Funeral Home of Longview.
Mrs. Williams was born February 5, 1923, in Burkburnett, Texas, to Mary Gilliland Covington and Jewell Covington. The family moved to San Angelo in 1926 and she lived there until January 1972 when she and her husband, Claude E. Williams, moved to Longview. They built a home on the Harrison County Farm where Claude was born and raised, and moved there in June 1972.
A graduate of High School and Junior College in San Angelo, she later attended The University of Texas at Austin. She was a member of the Alpine Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of various committees and belonged to the Afternoon Club. Until her retirement, she was a newspaper reporter in San Angelo, an Airline Hostess with the Pioneer Airlines based in Houston, and had various secretarial jobs.
Mrs. Williams is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Ivan Gully of Calliham; her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Becky Cope of Anna; her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Irene Williams of Longview; one granddaughter and her husband, Amy and Cody Kemp of San Antonio; one grandson and his wife, David and Lisa Williams of Bakersfield, California; three great-granddaughters, Bridget Carter of Austin, Ashley Williams of San Antonio, and Zoe Kemp of San Antonio; two great-grandsons, Max Kemp of San Antonio, and Jackson Williams of Bakersfield, California; and one brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Tina Covington.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude E. Williams; and two grandsons, Max Carter III and Paul Williams.
Memorials may be made to the Alpine Presbyterian Church, Highway 80 Rescue Mission, or the West Texas Boys Ranch.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home today August 18, 2009, from 6-8 p.m.
A memorial guestbook may be signed at www.raderfh.com

Beverly F. Gilliland, Virginia
Published in The Washington Post on 8/11/2009

On Thursday, August 6 2009, Beverly F. Gilliland of Springfield, VA. Her husband of 65 years, Charles, passed away in February 2009. Mother of Janet Fisher, Judith Gilliland and John (Chip) Gilliland. Grandmother of Andrew Garrell, Melissa Hassan, John Batchelor, Paige Gilliland and Abby Gilliland. Great Grandmother of Anna, AJ, Connor and Dylan. Services will be Friday August 21 1 p.m. at St John''s Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Contributions can be made to Cole's Closet in Memory of Beverly Gilliland, at www.colescloset.org . or by mail to 7413 Spring Tree Drive, Springfield , VA 22153.


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Title: Re:Recent passings: Daisy Gilliland of Ohio
Post by: admin on August 19, 2009, 12:25:09 PM

I now have an updated obtiuary for Daisy Gilliland:

8/10/2009
Daisy Marie Morris Gilliland
Daisy Marie Morris Gilliland, 81, of Martinsville, formerly of New Vienna, died 7:30 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 9, 2009) at her daughter’s residence in Hillsboro after a battle with cancer. She was preceded in death by her first husband of 19 years, Roy B. Hamilton, and her second husband of 19 years, Robert M. Gilliland.
Mrs. Gilliland was born June 18, 1928, in Xenia, daughter of the late Wilbur and Geneva Reveal Morris. She was raised in New Vienna. She was a member of the DAR and made many contributions to the Martinsville Life Squad over the years.
She is survived by four daughters, Bonnie (Robert) Stone of Hillsboro, Carol (Eugene) Mountjoy of Martinsville, Hazel (Tony) Smith of Hillsboro and Dorothy (Marty) Priest of Wilmington; two sons, Roy Hamilton Jr. of Blanchester and Wilbur (Shauna) Hamilton of Martinsville; five stepchildren, Eileen (Lee) Christensen of Texas, Brenda (James) Young of Colorado, Teresa Poston of Colorado, Mark (Lisa) Gilliland of South Carolina and David Gilliland of Lebanon; a brother, Charles Morris of New Vienna; three sisters-in-law, Sue Morris of New Vienna, Ruth Morris of Louisiana and Vermel Morris of California; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her first husband, second husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Harry J. Morris; and three brothers, Wilbur B. Morris Jr., Harry Edward “Eddie” Morris and Stanley Leroy “Jaybird” Morris.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Thursday at L. EUGENE SMITH & SON FUNERAL HOME, 64 S. South St., New Vienna, Sidney Clay officiating, with burial in Clinton County Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. For more information or to sign the funeral home’s registry of condolences, visit www.smithandsonfuneralhomes.com.

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Daisy Gilliland, Ohio
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 8/11/2009

GILLILAND, Daisy 81 of Martinsville, Sun., Aug. 9. Service 1pm Thurs., Aug. 13, L. Eugene Smith & Son Funeral Home, New Vienna.

**Although this notice for Daisy was very short with little information, I do believe she was a member of this Gilliland family noted in the obituary for Anne Catherine Britton Gilliland who passed away in 2008:

Annie Catherine Britton Gilliland

Annie Catherine Britton Gilliland, 98, of McDonough, Ga., formerly of New Vienna, died 6:50 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 26, 2008) at her residence. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Gilliland.
Mrs. Gilliland was born July 11, 1910, in Highland County, daughter of the late Leslie and Sallie Sharp Britton. She was a devoted Christian who had been a member of either the New Vienna Church of Christ or the Mt. Olive Church of Christ for all of her life.
She is survived by a son, Robert (Daisy) Gilliland of Martinsville; three daughters, Mary Ann (Bobby) McCullough of McDonough, Ga., Sarah (Delbert) Drake of Martinsville and Daisy (Lou) Lisk of New Vienna; 11 grandchildren, Dawn, Richard, Jimmy, Bobby, Brian, Amy, Jamie, Mark, David, Teresa and Brenda; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sons, John Gilliland, Charles Gilliland, Richard Gilliland and Virgil Gilliland; a brother, Jonah Britton; two sisters, Josephine Britton Pulliam and Ina Britton Eichenauer; and three grandchildren, Robbie, Danny and Cathy.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the New Vienna Church of Christ, 148 West St., New Vienna, Sidney Clay officiating, with burial in Mt. Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Vienna Church of Christ, 148 West St., New Vienna, 45159. Arrangements are under the direction of L. EUGENE SMITH & SON FUNERAL HOME, 64 S. South St., New Vienna. For more information or to sign the funeral home’s online registry of condolences, visit www.smithandsonfuneralhomes.com.
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Title: Re:Recent passings....
Post by: admin on November 14, 2009, 10:16:01 AM

Billy M. Gillilan, Alabama
Published in the Florence Times Daily on 10/29/2009
Billy Monroe Gillilan, 53, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. today at Nichols Funeral Home, Haleyville. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home chapel, with burial in Sardis Cemetery, Lynn. He was the husband of Dorothy B. Gillilan.

David Wayne Gilliland, Alabama
Died Sept. 5, 2009
Published in The Huntsville Times from September 7 to September 8, 2009
Funeral services for David W. Gilliland, 42, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Lusk Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. today.

Also for David Wayne Gilliland
Published in The Gadsden Times
David Wayne Gilliland, 42, Dawson, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at W.T. Wilson Funeral Chapel. Burial in Lusk Chapel Cemetery.

Ottis A. Gilleland, Arkansas to Texas
1915 - 2009
Ottis A. Gilleland passed away peacefully on November 01, 2009, shortly before his 94th birthday, in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Camden, Arkansas on November 06, 1915 to Edna and Ottis Gilleland. In 1939, he married Florence Culver of Texarkana, Arkansas and together they had four daughters. He was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Camden, serving as a Deacon and a Sunday school teacher first for the youth of the church and later for adults. He was Baptized at First Baptist Church in 1931. After serving two years in the Navy during World War II, he returned to Camden, the town he loved, to join his father in the Gilleland Furniture Company. After 65 years in the same location on South Adams, he retired in November 2002 at the age of 87. He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Florence, his second wife, Polly; and two sisters, Verna Schwab of Beaumont, TX and Lorena Thomas of Camden. He is survived by one brother, Thomas Gilleland of Norfolk, VA; daughters, Carolyn O'Neill and husband, Bill of Pearland, TX, Paula Rhodes and husband, Rick of Garland, TX, Angela Gladden and Janet Gilleland both of Longview, TX. He is also survived by a special friend, Beckie Lindley of Longview, TX; four grandsons, William O'Neill and wife, Nancy of Boyds, MD, Brian Ottis O'Neill and wife, Lee of Bunker Hill, WV, Jim Griffin and wife, Hope of McKinney, TX and Michael Gladden of DeQueen, AR; two granddaughters, Allyson Wotzka and husband, James of Garland, TX and Mellisa Gladden of Garland, TX; ten great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, November 04, 2009 from 6-8 p. m. at Proctor Funeral Home, 442 Jefferson Street SW, Camden with services at the First Baptist Church of Camden, with Reverend Richard Piles officiating on Thursday, November 05, 2009 at 10:00 a. m. with interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Rick Rhodes, Bill O'Neill, Janet Gilleland, Brian O'Neill, Jim Griffin and James Wotzka.

Gladys Gilleland, Georgia
Published in the Gwinnett Daily Post on 10/14/2009
Gladys Gilleland, age 89, of Snellville, GA, died October 12, 2009. She is survived by: Sons & Daughters-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Larry (Anne) Gilleland, Rev. & Mrs. David (Carol) Gilleland and Mr. & Mrs. Donald (Pam) Gilleland all of Snellville, GA; Daughters-in-law, Myrna Hewatt Huntley, Green, NY, Carolyn Gilleland of Lebanon, TN; 2 Sisters, Dallie & Marvin Houston of Fort Worth, TX, Ruth Cabe of Snellville, GA; Brother, John & Frances Wilson of Social Circle, GA; Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and a host of other relatives and friends. Mrs. Gilleland was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Gilleland and son, Jim Gilleland. Mrs. Gilleland was a member of the Snellville First Baptist Church, the Phebean Sunday School Class and was a Homemaker. The Service Celebrating the Life of Gladys Gilleland will be held Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. at Tom M. Wages Snellville Chapel with her son, Rev. David Gilleland officiating. Interment Eternal Hills Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville, GA 770-979-3200 is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth A. Mitchell, Illinois
Published in the Journal Gazette & Times-Courier on 10/28/2009
NEOGA - Ruth A. Mitchell, age 99, of Neoga, IL, passed away at the Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, IL at 1:20 p.m., Friday, October 23, 2009. The memorial service in her honor was held Monday afternoon, October 26, 2009 at the Heartland Christian Village. Reverend Clyde Masten officiated. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Mattoon, IL, at a later date. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL, was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Mitchell was born November 19, 1909, in Mattoon, IL, the daughter of Homer and Della (Price) Young. She was first married to Joe Gilliland who preceded her in death in 1959. She later married Edgar Mitchell in 1963. He passed away in 1985. Survivors include a nephew, Corky Hopper and wife Sara of Gays, IL, and their children: D.J. Adair of Mattoon, IL; Kallie Hopper of Trilla, IL; and Cyrus Hopper of Windsor, IL; and two sisters-in-law: Fern Gilliland of Mattoon, IL and Audrey Mitchell of Gays, IL. Mrs. Mitchell was formerly employed by ICTC as an operator. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mattoon, IL and enjoyed traveling. Memorials may be made to the Heartland Christian Village, 101 Trowbridge Road, Neoga, IL 62447 or Lincolnland Hospice, 700 Broadway Avenue East, Suite 9, Mattoon, IL 61938. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with her family.

Lily Agnes Gilliland, Ireland to California
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on September 10, 2009
Lily Agnes Gilliland June 2, 1921~ September 8, 2009 --Died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jim, of fifty years. Lily was the last surviving member of a family of fifteen siblings and is survived by her daughters Maureen Uribe and her husband, Roberto, Philomena Reese and her husband, Michael. She is also survived by her 7 grandchildren - Eileen Cuff and her husband Joe, Thomas McGuigan and his wife, Veronica, Diane McGuigan-Day and her husband, Brian, Jim McGuigan and his fiancée, Maria Morehart, Melissa Brady, Michelle Brady, and Megan Brady. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Sydney Harris and Joaquin McGuigan. Lily was a native of Co. Donegal, Ireland, lived in London for five years and emigrated to New York in 1952 with her husband Jim and daughter, Maureen. Three years later Mena was born. After spending 30 years in New York, Lily and Jim followed their daughters to California. After her husband's death in 1991 she lived with her daughter Mena in San Francisco and then with her daughter Maureen and Roberto in San Rafael. While living in New York she was an avid "25" card player and would stay up all night for a good card game. She attended many Feis events with Mena in New York and followed her granddaughters' Irish dancing in California. Lily was a hard worker and managed apartment buildings with her husband in New York, Tiburon, and Redwood City. When she moved to San Rafael, she became involved in the dance community that her daughter Maureen and Roberto belonged to. She volunteered at the dances as a cashier, and attended the dance conventions in San Francisco and South Lake Tahoe where she also volunteered her services. Lily loved being around the dance community and thoroughly enjoyed the enthusiasm and energy of the dancers. She became a participant in all of the "Magic Events" and went on several Sea Magic Dance Cruises, Mountain Magic Dance Conventions, and Train Magic trips to Reno. Lily became a surprisingly knowledgeable and avid sports fan in her later years and enjoyed rooting for all the local Bay Area sports teams. Her grandchildren loved watching the games with her and at times picking up - or giving - a pointer or two. She would leave "love notes" for Roberto with the game scores when he was out. Her family will forever remember her quick wit, selflessness, and wisdom. Friends and family may visit Thursday from 3-9pm and are invited to attend the Vigil Service at 7pm at DUGGAN'S SERRA MORTUARY 500 Westlake Avenue Daly City. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10am at St. Monica Church 470 24th., San Francisco (23rd Ave. and Geary Blvd). Donations to Goldenaires San Rafael, 618 B Street, San Rafael, Ca. 94901 or your favorite charity.

Frederick Gilliland, Kentucky
Published in The News-Gazette(Illinois) on 11/7/2009
DEMOSSVILLE, Ky. - Frederick Gilliland, 78, of Demossville, Ky., formerly of Urbana, died Wednesday (Nov. 4, 2009) at Rosedale Manor, Covington, Ky.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana. Burial will be in Prairie View Cemetery, Savoy. The Rev. Lee Galbraith will officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

William Douglas Lowery, North Carolina
Published in The News & Observer from October 29 to October 30, 2009
William Douglas Lowery, 68, gave up a courageous three year-battle with colon and liver cancer on October 28, 2009. Doug was a simple man who loved God, his family, nature, children, fishing, sports, and animals. He exemplified his savior, Jesus Christ, through his strength, love, and compassion. He was a dedicated Christian and husband, and the best daddy and granddaddy ever. He was also beloved by many as “Uncle Doug.” Doug was a loyal member of Landmark Baptist Church. He served in the United States Air Force and worked for many years at ABB. Surviving are: his wife of 46 years, Shirley Dean Strickland Lowery of the home; daughter, Amy Myers and husband, Jeff; granddaughter, Abigail, all of Youngsville; sister, Elaine Ross of Wake Forest; aunt, Henrietta Lowery of Wake Forest; several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 31, 2009 in the chapel of Bright Funeral Home with Rev. Graig Currin officiating. Burial will follow in the Youngsville Cemetery. Flowers will be accepted or contributions can be made to Landmark Baptist Church, 3149 Walters Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522. Doug was predeceased by a baby girl, Dilly Canden, his daddy and mama, William and Zola Gilleland Lowery, and a brother, Clifton Lowery. The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Wehbie and his staff for the compassionate and professional care they provided Doug throughout his entire illness. Additionally the family thanks the oncology nurses and Hospice of Wake County staff on 5th Floor at Rex Hospital for the care provided during his final days. Friends may visit with the family from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Friday October 30, 2009 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811) www.brightfunerals.com

Donna L. Gillilan, Ohio
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from October 26 to October 27, 2009
Donna L. (Ruffner) Gillilan, age 59, of McArthur, Oh., courageously fought her battle at Zusman Community Hospice where she died on Sunday, October 25, 2009. She was a loving and devoted wife, mom, grandma, sister and friend. Donna put all others first, loved the Southeast Ohio hill country, loved her farm animals and especially loved her grandchildren. Member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and past member of Daughters of American Revolution. Preceded in death by parents Roderick and Virginia Ruffner, sisters Doris Bryant and Arlene Ruffner. Survived by husband, Rick; daughters, Heather (Michael) Leffler of Gahanna and Elizabeth (Troy) Naranjo of Colorado; grandchildren, Finnigan Leffler, Mason Leffler and Lyla Naranjo; identical twin sister, Diane Lind; brother, Roger Ruffner; and sister, Roberta Kirwin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and Wanda Gillilan; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Family will receive friends Tuesday 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 pm. at GRAUMLICH FUNERAL HOME, 1351 S. High St. Pastor Floyd L. Stolzenburg officiating. Graveside service Wednesday at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at Forest Rose Cemetery in Lancaster. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to Zusman Community Hospice, 1151 College Ave., Columbus, Oh. 43209. To sign and view online guest book please visit www.graumlichfuneralhome.com.

Helen Keesor, Ohio
Published in The Plain Dealer from October 15 to October 16, 2009
Helen Keesor, (nee Gillilan), age 89, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, October 13. Retired RN at Southwest General Health Center for 30+ years. Beloved wife of the late Paul; loving mother of Elaine Berry (Lawrence), Daniel (Jo Ann), Janet Keesor and Douglas (Celeste); dear grandmother of six and great grandmother of eight; sister of Leland Gillilan, Eileen Zacharyasz and the late Wilma Walters. Funeral Service, Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10:00 a.m. at New Life Wesleyan Church, 11149 W. River Road, Columbia Station, OH. Friends may call at BAKER-OSINSKI-KENSINGER FUNERAL HOME, 206 FRONT ST., BEREA, OH, FRIDAY 2-4 AND 7-9 P.M. Online condolences at www.bakerfuneralberea.com

Lloyd F. Stratton "Frank", Ohio
Published in The Times (Springfield, Ohio) on November 7, 2009
Lloyd F. "Frank" Stratton, 84, of Springfield, OH died Thursday, November 5, 2009 in Springfield Regional Medical Center following a three-month battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was the father of Denise (Keith) Gilliland: grandfather of Bo and Libbie Gilliland of Valparaiso, IN. Frank was a frequent and longtime visitor to the Valparaiso area. He was a WW II U.S. Army veteran receiving three bronze stars while serving in New Guinea and Luzon in the Philippines. Survivors also include his wife of 62 years Janice E. (Flax) Stratton whom he married May 31, 1947 after having been pen pals during WW II: daughter Karlotta (Gary) Collins: grandchildren: Matthew Lee (Evie) Collins and Derrick Collins; great grandson, Owen Mahlon Collins. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 9, 2009 at St. John's Lutheran Church with Pastor John Pollock and Rev. James Christian officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial donations may be made to Make A Wish Foundation. Arrangements by Conroy Funeral Home, 1660 E. High Street, Springfield, Ohio 45505; (937) 324-4973.

Robert L. Gilliland Sr., Pennsylvania
Published in the Public Opinion from 10/26/2009 - 10/28/2009
Robert L. Gilliland, Sr., 79, of Rockhill Furnace, PA died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2009 in Altoona, PA. He is survived by these children; Janvier Gilliland of Waynesboro & Carolyn Grajeda, Robert L. Jr., Rick, Barry, & Daniel Gilliland, Connie Yohn & Crystal Thompson. Funeral services at 11AM, Wed., Oct. 28, 2009 at the Rockhill Church of the Brethren. Visitation at the church from 7-9:00 PM on Tuesday and from 9-11AM Wednesday. Arrangements are by the Brown Funeral Home, Orbisonia, PA.

Joe Gilliland, Scotland
Published in the East Lothian Courier from 29/10/2009 - 5/11/2009
GILLILAND. - Joe, died tragically from hypothermia on 17th October 2009. Requiem Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea RC Church, North Berwick.


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Title: Recent passings: KS, NC, NY, SC, TX
Post by: admin on December 1, 2009, 02:16:36 PM

Ed Miller, Kansas
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on December 1, 2009

Ed Miller, 90, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2009 at a nursing home in Topeka. He was born on April 21, 1919 in Dighton the son of David and Allie Shane Miller. Ed had moved from Ottawa to Lyndon 1949, where he had lived until October of 2005, when he moved to Topeka. Ed was a Local Representative for Kansas City Power & Light until his retirement in 1981. He was a member of the Lyndon United Methodist Church, a charter member of the Lyndon Lions Club where he had 50 years of perfect attendance, had served on the Lyndon School Board, the Lyndon City Council and Pride. On July 8, 1942, Ed was married Elizabeth Gilliland in Emporia. Ed was preceded in death by his daughter, Diane Morris on December 23, 1987 and by his sister, Pearl Bowers. Ed is survived by his wife Elizabeth of the home, his daughter, Karen Vannostran (Mike) of Topeka, a brother, Harry Miller of North Kansas City, two sisters, Grace Brown of Springfield, MO. and Ruth Campbell of Topeka, 5 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Ed will be at 1:30pm on Wednesday, December 2, 2009 at the Lyndon United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 12:30pm til service time on Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the Lyndon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyndon United Methodist Church or the Lyndon Lions Club and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS. 66451.

Doris Ann Wallace Singer, Kansas
Published in Kansas City Star on November 29, 2009

Doris Ann (Wallace) Singer, 72, of KCK, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2009, after struggling with lung cancer. Memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Maple Hills Funeral Home, (913) 831-3345, KCK. In lieu of flowers, Doris requests that you do an unexpected act of kindness for a friend or family member, or make a contribution to the Humane Society, Harvesters or Habitat for Humanity. The daughter of Rev. Orville Wallace and Anna Sexton was born on August 26, 1937, in KCK, where she chose to remain her entire life. She worked at Darling International until she retired. She was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Vee Ann Singer, both parents, and step-mother, Margie Lee Wallace. Survivors include her step father, Alfonza Gilliland of Grandview, Mo.; two daughters, Lea (Singer) Johnson and Dee (Singer) Moore, and her son, Ralph Singer, all of KCK; her ex- husband, Jerry Singer of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; her half brother, Raymond Gilliland of Grandview; and her step sister, Mary Lou Roberts of Shawnee, Kan.; five grandchildren, Eric and Jeffrey Sipes, Michaele (Brooks) Parker, Lance and Ian Singer; along with three great- grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Doris was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all. The family will receive friends after 7 p.m. Wednesday, at her home at 1608 S. 35th St., Kansas City, Kan., following the memorial service.

John J. Salerno, New York
Published in the Albany Times Union on 11/22/2009

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. John J. Salerno, age 87, passed away, Thursday, November 19, 2009 at Saratoga Hospital, after a short illness. He was born, November 2, 1922, in New York City, the youngest son of 13 children of the late Maria Verderosa and Raffaele Salerno. He graduated from Roosevelt High School, Bronx N.Y. and served in the United States Marine Corp. from April 18, 1942 - April 17, 1946 as a corporal. In 1945, he married Doris Gertrude Gilliland and together they had two children, Susan and Diane. After his military service, he attended a culinary apprenticeship at the Plaza Hotel, under Conrad Hilton from 1946-1952. His career as a chef spanned over 30 years, during which he worked as a traveling chef for ARA Mark Food Services Corporation and a salesman for Woodhaven Foods located in Philadelphia. At the top of his sales career he peaked at a quarter million dollars a week, receiving an award for top sales in one quarter. He also catered for many celebrities including: Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, President George Bush Senior, Queen Elizabeth of England and Prince Phillip. John was also a popular singer and comedian, performing at night clubs in New York City and the Catskills, with many famous head liners of the time, such as, Jackie Gleason, Rodney Dangerfield, and Frank Fontaine. In 1999, John decided it was time to retire, and moved from Rockland County to Malta, N.Y., where he spent the remainder of his life with his companion, best friend and love of his life, Doris Pettit. Not one for sitting around, John decided to go back to work shortly after retiring. He began working for Hannaford at Latham Farms as a dining expert from 2001-2009, and spent many summers working at the Saratoga Race Course with Service America. Here he helped make the morning workouts and breakfast a little extra special by performing with, The Red Hot Feet Warmers, a local jazz band. John also entertained private parties and general visitors during the Saratoga Race Track season by performing impromptu songs. During the week you would most likely find John attending one of his grandson's baseball games or performing at one of the local retirement centers. According to John, these were some of his fondest memories! John was predeceased by his twelve siblings; his wife, Doris Gilliland and his parents, Maria Verderosa and Raffaele Salerno. He is survived by his companion, Doris Elizabeth Ann Pettit; daughters, Susan Welsh and husband Vincent of Clayton, N.C., Diane Burket and husband Christopher of Centerville, Va., Patricia Kolberg and husband John of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Pamela Sartin of Greenfield Center and fianc?e Jody Threw; grandchildren, Elizabeth Kate Welsh of Clayton, N.C., Kelly Morgan Burkett and Michael Jared Burkett, of Centerville, Va., Derek John Kolberg, Jose (Joey) Carlos Sartin, and Jordan Joseph Sartin, all of Ballston Spa, N.Y. As well as many nieces and nephews scattered throughout the country. Relatives and friends may call from 11 to 1 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2009 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs (584-5373). Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Rd. Schuylerville. To honor John's memory, donations may be made to Malta Ambulance Corporation or Saint Mary's School, Ballston Spa. Online remembrances may be made at www.burkefuneralhome.com.

Joyce Gilleland Elliott, North Carolina
Published in Statesville Record & Landmark on December 1, 2009

Joyce Gilleland Elliott, 82, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Funeral plans will be announced by Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home.

Mary Lou Mabry Pugh, South Carolina
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from November 17 to November 19, 2009

PAULINE, SC-- Mary Lou Mabry "Nannie" Pugh, 90, of Pauline, passed over to be with the Lord and his angels on Monday, November 16, 2009, at the Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home. Born April 21, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Clem and Eleanor Gilliland Mabry of Pacolet Mills, SC. A lifelong native of Spartanburg County, she was born and raised in Pacolet Mills and lived most of her adult life with her husband, the late Paul Pugh, on Crest Circle in the Camp Croft community. For the past nine years, "Mama" made her home with her grandson and his wife, David and Wilma Pugh of Wofford Road in Pauline, where it was an honor and a privilege to have her. She will be forever missed. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cowpens, and a loving mother, grandmother, friend, and helping hand to all.
Survivors include four sons, James Pugh of Kissimmee, FL, Sherrill Pugh of Roebuck, Bobby Pugh and Johnny Pugh, both of Spartanburg; three daughters, Margaret Eubanks of Glendale, Dianne Mauldin of Boiling Springs, and Connie Henson of Roebuck; a sister, Jessie Poteat of Spartanburg; two grandsons, David and Darrell Pugh, raised in the home; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 8 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a special brother-in-law, Lloyd Pugh; a sister, Eva Harrison; and a brother, Ardell Mabry.
Visitation will be 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at Floyd's Pacolet Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at Floyd's Pacolet Chapel conducted by the Rev. Henry Coley. Burial will be in Pacolet Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be David Pugh, Randall Eubanks, Benny Dean Henson, Jason Henson, Steve Faltermeier, and Jerry Fuller.
An online guest register is available at www.floydmortuary.com.

Grace Gilliland Smith, Texas
Published in Austin American-Statesman on November 27, 2009

Grace Gilliland Smith Grace Gilliland Smith of Austin, Texas, passed away on November 24, 2009, at the age of 96 from complications following a fall. Grace was born in Burlington, Texas, on April 16, 1913, to Irene and Arthur Gilliland. She grew up in Houston, and then attended the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1934. While at the University she met Clyde Smith, a young engineering student. They married on July 15, 1933, and settled in Austin, where they lived their entire married life. Grace raised their two children and also worked as a secretary for Clyde's contracting company. They were active members of St. David's Episcopal Church for many years. After Clyde's retirement, Grace and Clyde traveled extensively, often taking a grandchild or two along. In 1989 they moved into Westminster Manor. Both Grace and Clyde were very interested in genealogy, and they spent several years researching their family history. She collected old Bibles, marriage and birth certificates, pictures, and family stories, and then typed and self-published several books on the family, printing enough copies for all the children and grandchildren. Following Clyde's death in 1999, Grace continued to be active in the Westminster community, and each year enjoyed celebrating her birthday at the Manor with family and friends, even briefly entertaining everyone by playing the piano. Following a fall in 2008, she moved into the Healthcare unit, where she remained until her death. Grace never met a stranger and loved to visit with everyone. She enjoyed old books, pretty dishes, languages, babies and candy. She had a great sense of humor and was known at the Manor for her cheerfulness and her love of ice cream. Grace is predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Clyde Smith. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Irene and Joe Haralson of Austin; and a son and daughter-in-law, Clyde Smith Jr. and Miriam of Brazil; and by her brother Jack Payne and his wife Charlotte of Dallas. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and their spouses, Betsy and Vince Saroni of Mesquite, John and Kathi Haralson of Austin, Matt and Meredith Haralson of Austin, Grace Smith and Elizabeth Smith, both of Brazil; and 9 great-grandchildren. The family extends a special thank you to the staff at the Westminster clinic, to the caregivers at The Medical Team and to the staff at the Health Care Unit for making Grace's last years so comfortable. They would also especially like to thank Willie Bedford and her family, who have been devoted friends and have faithfully provided so much help, care and concern for over 50 years. Following a graveside service in McDade, Texas, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2009, at 3:00 p.m., at the Westminster Manor chapel. Obituary and guestbook online at wcfish.com

Sandra Kay Nixon Gilliland, Texas
Published in Austin American-Statesman on November 29, 2009

Sandra Kay Gilliland Sandra Kay Nixon Gilliland, age 52, of Floresville, Texas passed away on Thursday, November 26, 2009, in Floresville. She is survived by her husband, Kip Gilliland, and daughters, Kara Gilliland and Haley Gilliland, all of Floresville. She is also survived by her sister and brother, Rita Weathersby and husband Frank, of Pleasanton, and Philip Nixon and wife Cilena of College Station; nieces, Renee, Heather, Haylie, Dayce, and Branalyn; nephew, Corbin; grandson, Lukin Cash Gilliland; father-in-law, Lukin Gilliland of San Antonio; brothers- in-law, Lukin Gilliland, Jr. of San Antonio, John Gilliland and wife Jean of New York, as well as numerous other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Hannah Gilliland; her parents, Ray and Ruth Nixon and her mother-in-law, Ruth Gilliland. Sandy was born in Hondo, Texas. She attended Pleasanton High School and completed her education with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Texas in Austin. She was as dedicated to her career as she was to her family, friends, and beloved dogs. She was the first female pharmacist from Atascosa County. She worked in the Methodist Health Care System in San Antonio for three decades, as well as Crawford Pharmacies in Atascosa County. Sandy loved life and lived it to the fullest by diving, skiing, cycling, and whitewater rafting. She loved photography and music. Sandy was kind, loving, compassionate, nurturing, protective, and loyal. Sandy was the kind of friend who loved you and accepted you as you were. She was loved for these qualities and for weaving her great sense of humor into everyday life. Fitness was important to her. Sandy was a beautiful woman with a beautiful spirit. Sandy's family and friends would like to thank Dr. Warren Neely, Dr. Tom Kingman, Dr. Lon Smith, Nurse Jennifer Armstrong, the staff of Nurses in Touch Hospice, and all other healthcare providers involved in Sandy's care. Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 West Oaklawn Road, Pleasanton from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2009. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. A private family interment will take place at Sunset Memorial Park in San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hannah Marie Gilliland Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund at Baylor University, Office of University Development, Attn. Debbie Coomer, PO Box 97026, Waco, Texas, 76798-7026. Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, share memories or issue condolences may do so at http://www.hurleyfuneralhome.com


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Title: Recent passings: AL, AZ, NE, PA, TX, WA
Post by: admin on December 14, 2009, 08:12:04 AM

Susan B. Gulledge, Alabama
Published in Gainesville Sun from December 11 to December 13, 2009

Susan Beatrice Gulledge, 87, of Jasper, Alabama died in Alabama Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at Walker Baptist Medical Center. She lived at Lakewood Senior Living of Jasper. Funeral Services and burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on 12 December 2009 at Forest Meadows Memorial Park Central, 4100 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, Florida.

She was born 19 April 1922 in Oneonta, Alabama and married Verbon Lee Gulledge on 15 July 1939 at Oneonta, Alabama. She lived and traveled the world with her husband and lived in Italy, Thailand, Germany and Korea, among other places .

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Edward Washburn; mother, Susan Hulda Gilliland Washburn; husband, Verbon Lee Gulledge; grandson, John James Gallagher; nine brothers and sisters; and son-in-laws William Carter and Toby Gallagher.

She is survived by daughter, Marcie Carter of Cheyenne, WY; son, Larry Gulledge (Jonah) of Oakman, AL; daughter, Joyce Gallagher of Newberry FL; and son, Michael Gulledge (Anna) of Gaithersburg, MD. Grandchildren: Joe Carter (Kathy) of Cheyenne, WY and Brian Gallagher (Elva) of Miami, FL and great grandchildren: Tony Carter (Nicole) and Alex Carter, both of Cheyenne, WY and Briana Gallagher of Miami, FL.

The family requests no flowers, but memorial donations be made to a charity of their choice. Local arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home 352-378-2528.

Brent T. Rexford "Rex", Arizona
Published in The Arizona Republic on December 9, 2009

Rexford, Brent T. "Rex", 61 of Apache Junction, passed away on December 5, 2009. he was born October 20, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. Brent was an Air Force Staff Sergeant Crew Chief, he did two tours in Vietnam and received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He was also a former Arizona Ranger, a member in VFW post 9399 and American Legion post 27 Legion riders. He is preceded in death by his father, Theodore A. Rexford. He is survived by his mother, Helen J. Rexford (Nee Gilleland), children; Brent Rexford, Dana Borror (Dustin), Wade Rexford, siblings; Kent Rexford (Angela), Randall Rexford (Marilyn), Alison Woolverton (Dennis) and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 12, 2009, 3pm, at VFW post 9399 133 N. Saguaro Dr. Apache Junction, Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Melcher Mission Chapel, Mesa, Arizona (480)832-3500.

Marion Gillilan, Kansas to Nebraska
Published in The Grand Island Independent on 12/8/2009

HASTINGS - Marion D. Gillilan, 94, of Hastings died Friday, Dec. 4, 2009, at his home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil, with the Rev. Jeff Glawe officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hardy Cemetery, Hardy.
Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Brand-Wilson Funeral Home and one hour prior to service time at the church.
Mr. Gillilan was born April 28, 1915, on a farm near Republic, Kan., to Joseph and Sarah (Davidson) Gillilan.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma.
Survivors of the immediate family include a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl K. and Rev. Elwood Hipple of Paxton.
Additional survivors include a sister-in-law, Ione Martens of Grand Island; nieces and nephews, Judy Frame of Smithville, Mo., Carol Sue Martin and husband, Larry of Jefferson City, Mo., Mary Lue Phillips and husband, Jerry, of Bellingham, Wa., Joe Gillilan and wife, Connie of Hardy, Jon Gillilan of Wichita, Kan., Sue Heffner of North Platte, Sally Anderson and husband, Greg of Grand Island and Mary Stauffer and husband, Leon of Lexington.
He graduated from the Hardy High School in 1933 he then attended Peru State College. He married Thelma Martens on Oct. 14, 1937, in Benedict, she passed away Nov. 17, 1995. He was a post office clerk in Hardy from 1937 to 1940. They moved to California in 1940 and did various defense work till 1946. They moved back to Hardy in 1946 to work on the family farm until around 1960. He managed the Hardy Coop from 1960 to 1964. They moved to Hastings in 1964 and he worked for Farmland Industries Fertilizer Plant until retiring in 1979.
Marion was a member of the community club and school board in Hardy. He served on the board of three different church councils. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Hugh and Orland Gillilan, brother-in-law, Irvin Martens, and sister-in-law, Lorraine Rhoads.
Memorials may be given to the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Glenvil or the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family from www.brandwilson.com.
Sign the guestbook at theindependent.com/obits.

Norman Ralph Gilliland, Pennsylvania
Published in the Erie Times-News on December 8, 2009

Norman Ralph Gilliland, age 91, of Summit Township, passed away at his home on Monday, December 7, 2009. Born on November 5, 1918, in Sharon, Pa., he was the son of the late Ralph and Iva Fonner Gilliland. Norman married Ethel L. Rabell over 68 years ago on March 23, 1941. He was a loving husband and a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Norman never spoke an unkind word about anyone and will be remembered as a man of integrity who loved his family very much. Also a man of faith, Norman was an active member of Summit United Methodist Church for 59 years. He was committed to the life of the church, serving on various committees and boards and teaching Sunday School. Norman retired from Lord Corporation of Erie after 35 years of employment. In addition to his wife, Ethel L. Rabell Gilliland, family members surviving include three daughters, Carol (George) Ackerman, of Girard, Betty Lou (Dave) Klindienst, of State College, Pa., and Mary Ann Tronetti, of Erie; his grandchildren, Jon, Kevin (Keri), Scott, and PFC Timothy (Chelsea) Ackerman, and David and Jeffrey (Kristi) Klindienst; his step-grandchildren, Francesca, Alexandra, and Sgt. Patrick Tronetti; and his great-grandchildren, Ashley, Kira, and Kaylin Ackerman; Jack Klindienst; and another Ackerman great-grandchild due in July. Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9p.m. The funeral service will take place at Summit United Methodist Church on Thursday at 10:00am officiated by Rev. Lee Pomeroy. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be given, in lieu of flowers, to Summit United Methodist Church, 1510 West Townhall Road, Erie, PA 16509. To send condolences, visit www.vanmatrefuneralhome.com.


Doris Marie Reveile Gilleland, Texas
Published in Austin American-Statesman on December 11, 2009

REVEILE GILLELAND, Doris Marie, 66, retired beautician, of Austin died Wednesday. Survived by husband Carl James Sr. Visitation 6 p.m. today, Austin-Peel & Son Funeral Home. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Austin-Peel & Son. Burial Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Cemetery, Pflugerville.


Gayle Hanks Gilliland, Washington State to Texas
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on December 12, 2009

Gayle Hanks Gilliland from San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Anacortes, WA passed away on November 27, 2009.
A prayer service will be held on December 19, 2009 at 11:00 at the Christ Episcopal Church, 1216-7th Anacortes, WA.
A full obituary will follow at a later date.


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Title: Recent passings: IL, KS, NJ, NM, PA, TX
Post by: admin on December 26, 2009, 08:10:24 AM

Fern Gilliland, Illinois
Published in Journal Gazette & Times-Courier on December 26, 2009

MATTOON -- Fern Gilliland, 90, of Mattoon died at 8 a.m. Friday (Dec. 25, 2009) at her residence. Arrangements are incomplete at the Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon.

Winifred Leslie Tice, Kansas
Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 12/25/2009

Winifred Leslie Tice, 96, of Topeka, KS passed away Thursday, December 24, 2009. She was born November 8, 1913 in Beloit, KS, the daughter of Ora L. and Ola (Gilliland) Leslie. She was a graduate of Beloit High School and received teacher training at Emporia State University. She was a teacher for four years in rural one-room schools near Beloit, KS. She also taught piano and was a life-time member of the Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and Elder, taught Sunday School, and attended National and State Presbyterian Womens Conventions. She sang in church choirs, and participated in the Mariners Club. Winifred married Charles B. Tice on May 25, 1936 at the Hopewell Church in Beloit, KS. He preceded her in death on May 21, 1978. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Howard and Keith. Survivors include her children, Barbara Atkinson (John) of St. Joseph, MO, Larry L. Tice (Ann) of Overland Park, KS, Loren C. Tice (Dorothy) of Lexington, KY, and Duane L. Tice (Sharry) of New Holland, PA; her sister, Lois L. Rupe (C. Orvis) of Elkhart, IN; her sister-in-law, Helen Leslie of Roswell, GA; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Tice has been cremated. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Monday, December 28, 2009 at the Jellison Chapel at Topeka Presbyterian Manor, 4712 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606 and a memorial service at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at First Presbyterian Church, 817 SW Harrison, Topeka, 66612. Graveside inurnment will be at Hopewell Cemetery, Beloit, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Topeka, First Presbyterian Church, Abilene, KS or to the Good Samaritan Fund at Topeka Presbyterian Manor. Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel, Topeka, KS is assisting the family. To leave a message for the family online, please visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com. Winifred Leslie Tice

William T. Gilliland Sr., New Jersey
Asbury Park Press

William T. Gilliland, Sr., 79, of Berkeley Twp., died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, at the Shorrock Gardens Care Center, Brick. He was born in Belleville, lived in Nutley most of his life before moving to Berkeley Twp. 13 years ago. He was a printer with Wood Press, Paterson, NJ for 30 years before retiring 1996. Mr. Gilliland also worked part time for the Star Ledger, Newark. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge F. & A. M.
He is predeceased by his wife, Ivy, in 2003. Surviving is his son, William T. Gilliland, Jr.; 2 sisters-in-law, Mildred Corey & Gladys Cramer; 4 cousins, Warren Greene, George Gilliland, William Pepper & James Warner.
Visiting will be Sunday 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home, 26 Mule Rd., Toms River. A funeral service will be held Monday 10:30AM at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River, NJ.

Carrie Edna Gililland Elder, New Mexico
Published in the Farmington Daily Times on 12/24/2009

Carrie Edna Gililland Elder, 92, of Flora Vista, died at her home on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. She was born, along with her twin sister Mary Etta, on May 5, 1917, in El Vado, to Lloyd J. Gililland and Dove Etta Dollins Gililland. Carrie also had one other sister, Pauline; and four brothers, George, James, Clifford and Byron.
Carrie married Charles Milton Elder on Oct. 3, 1934, in Dolores, Colo. They lived there for a short time and spent time in Cortez, Colo., where their son, Charles Lloyd, was born on Aug. 30, 1935. They moved to Tooele, Utah, where their daughter, Clara Lee, was born on July 22, 1937. Carrie and Charlie moved around to several different states and finally, after many years of traveling, moved back to New Mexico to be near their extended family and friends.
Carrie had many trials and some sad times in her life. Her mother died when Carrie and Mary were 13 years old. Their father sent the girls to Tennessee to live with an aunt for several years. In October 1960, Carrie and Charlie's only son was killed on the island of Guam while serving in the U.S. Navy. It was shortly after his death that they moved to New Mexico.
Carrie was a wonderful cook and always trying new recipes on her family and friends. She loved to sew and was a beautiful seamstress. Her hobby that she loved more than anything was knitting. Her family and friends have been given beautiful afghans, doilies and sweaters.
Carrie was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie; her son, Charles; her parents; her stepmother, Ethel; her four brothers, her oldest sister and her twin sister, Mary.
Carrie is survived by her daughter, Clara Lee Waite and spouse, Warren, of Meridian, Idaho. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Laura Kay, Charles, LeAnna, Brian and James, all living in Idaho; by 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dolores Gililland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
My mother was a very independent lady. She lived her final years as she wanted and did some fun things along the way.
Our little Energizer Bunny's batteries just finally gave out. She is ours eternally now. She knows we love her and will miss her.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, at Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home, 103 E. Ute St., in Farmington.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Greenmount Cemetery, 900 Cemetery Road in Durango, Colo.
Those wishing to send condolences may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com.
Arrangements are with Brewer, Lee & Larkin Funeral Home; (505) 325-8688.

Chester L. Gilliland "Herky" Jr., Pennsylvania
Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from December 21 to December 22, 2009

Peacefully on Friday, December 18, 2009 in Hamot Hospital Erie, of Linesville, Pa formerly of Pgh. Age 67. Beloved husband of Ruth Ann (Starr) Gilliland; father of Don (Vana) Gilliland of Roy UT, Tom (Margie) Gilliland of Springboro, PA, Joe Gilliland of Pgh and Debra (Steve) Monzi of Hopewell Pa; brother of John L. "Sonny" Gilliland of Auroura, Pa and Charlie Wilson of Sacramento, CA; also survived by 6 grandchildren. Friends will be received Tuesday 2-4 & 7 until time of closing prayer at 8:30pm in the EDWARD P. KANAI FUNERAL HOME, 500 Greenfield Ave.
Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb

Margaret Beers, Texas
Published in the Wayne Independent from 12/21/2009 - 12/23/2009

Margaret "Peggy" Evelyn Beers, 38, of Corpus Christi , Texas , died Thursday, Dec. 10, in Texas .
Born April 29, 1971 in Corpus Christi , TX , she was the daughter of Desmond Beers, Elmhurst , PA , and the late Nancy Gilliland Beers, who died in 1994. She was a 1991 graduate of Richard King High School, Corpus Christi. She was actively involved in the Summit Church (Assembly of God Church), Corpus Christi.
She was a loving daughter and sister who will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Surviving are: A sister, Sharon Beers, Corpus Christi, TX, and several cousins, aunts, and uncles. She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Otto and Margaret Beers.
The funeral will be Monday, Dec. 21, at 10 a.m. in the Cross Road Assembly of God Church, Intersection of Route 435 and 590, Elmhurst, with Rev. Ron Liples, pastor, officiating. Interment, East Canaan Cemetery, South Canaan Township.
Friends may call on Sunday, Dec. 20th, from 1 9 p.m. in the Brian Arthur Strauch Funeral Home, 3 First Street, Spring Brook Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cross Road Assembly of God Church, PO Box 620, Moscow, PA 18444 . For additional information, directions, or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.strauchfuneralhomes.com.

Charles Elvin Chupp, Texas
Published in Star-Telegram on December 23, 2009

Charles Elvin Chupp, 80, of De Leon died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009, at his home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday in Nowlin Funeral Home Chapel, with Russell Friss officiating. Interment: De Leon Cemetery.
Pallbearers: D.J. Easley, Cecil Easley, Russell Friss, Ace Chupp, Terry Porter and Nate Stilke. Honorary pallbearers: J.W. Dendy, Dr. Daniel Brudnak, Marshall Woffard, Kent Boswell and Lannes Callison.
Mr. Chupp was born Nov. 22, 1929, in Comanche County to Hugh and Thelma Bernice Brownlee Chupp. He was married to Margaret Gilleland on Oct. 14, 1950, in Stephenville.
He retired from Texas Electric Service Co. as a right-of-way agent. He was an accomplished author, having written a weekly article for the De Leon Free Press, "I Got No Reason To Lie," and was a very talented artist. He was owner and publisher of the newspaper "The Monitor," and was a water witcher. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean era.
Mr. Chupp lived in De Leon in his youth and moved back in the early 1980s after having lived in Crowley. He was a founding member of the Texas Wild Bunch and was a Unitarian.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret; parents, Hugh and Thelma Chupp; and one brother, John Franklin Chupp. Survivors: Son, Ace Chupp and wife, Karen, of De Leon; daughter, Tracy Chupp of Boise, Idaho; brother, Benny Wayne Chupp and wife, Deanna, of Houston; grandchildren, Mercedes Chupp, Taylor Bouchier and Audrey Sedillo; and great-grandchildren, Christa Sedillo and I'lila Sedillo.


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Title: Recent passings: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia
Post by: admin on January 6, 2010, 08:46:00 AM

Jerriod Rosemary Nall Gilliland (Rosebud), Georgia
Published in the Savannah Morning News January 5, 2010

Mrs. Jerriod Rosemary Nall Gilliland, aged 69, died January 1, 2010 under the care of Hospice Savannah. Her last days were spent surrounded by her family who held her hand as she made her way to Heaven to meet Jesus.
She was born May 26, 1940 to Jerriod Everett and Manita Louise Nall, in Patterson, Georgia. She and her parents moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1942 where she lived the rest of her life. She always told her children that the only job she ever wanted was to be a mother. Her dream came true five times, one boy and four girls. She did work out of the home and retired from the City of Savannah Parking Services in 2002. She loved her family without reservation, her children, her grandchildren, her great-grandchildren, her sister, and a very special friend Melvin Moody.
The family wishes to thank Mr. Moody for his untiring help through many years in our family. "Rosebud" was proceeded in death by her grandmother, Mrs. Leta New, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Nall, her husband, Mr. Herbert Clinton Gilliland, her son James Mark Farrer, and her very special nephew Jerriod Everett Grizzle. She is survived by her four daughters Mary Lisa Evans (Kelley), Laurie Elizabeth Crout (William), Shari Christina Watkins (Brad), and Kathryn Hope Farrer. She is also survived by her sister Gloria Nall Grizzle (Chad), and her twelve grandchildren, Annie, Lecy, Melissa, Jamie, Linda, Kathryn, Brandon, Josh, Kathryn K., Schuyler, Jake and Isaac. She had thirteen great-grandchildren, Jack, Dylan, Carrisa, James, Logan, J.T., David, Abby, Katie, Casey, Isabella, Carson and Kaidence.
She had two pastors that she loved well, Rev. Kenny Harrelson of Central Baptist Church where she was a member and Rev. Suzanne Cole Wages, a Hospice chaplain, but also a long time friend. They will be officiating her service. She was loved and will be greatly missed by all.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (Psalm 14:27) The visitation will be on Monday, January 4, 2010 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home.
The funeral to celebrate Mrs. Gilliland's life will be on Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with burial to follow at Midway Cemetery. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes West Chatham Chapel 901 W. Hwy 80 Pooler, GA 31322 912-748-2444 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries .

Penny Gilleland, Georgia
Published in the BarrowCountyNews from 1/4/2010 - 1/7/2010
Penny Gilleland, 72, of Winder, died Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010.
Services were Tuesday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Carter Funeral Home. Interment was in Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Surviving are son, Dwayne Gilleland; brothers, Robert Boggus and Willie Lee Boggus; and two grandchildren.
Carter Funeral Home of Winder was in charge of arrangements.


Charles E. “Gene” Martin, Georgia
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on January 6, 2010

Charles E. "Gene" Martin, 75 of Oakwood passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at Landmark Hospital following a brief illness.
Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home with interment to follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. Jeff Benefield, the Rev. Phil Carpenter and the Rev. Scott Strickland will officiate. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mr. Martin was born Nov. 14, 1934, in Hall County to the late Thomas Martin and Ola Mae Gilleland Martin. Gene graduated from Oakwood High School and then attended Perry Business School in Gainesville. He served in the Marines and later retired from Reliance Electric with a number of years of service. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Roy Martin and Ernest Martin; and his sister, Beulah Clark. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, known as "Popu." Gene loved his family and friends with a passion, never missing an opportunity to attend a family gathering. He will truly be missed by all that knew him. Gene also loved gospel music and was a devoted Georgia Bulldog Fan. He was a member of Chestnut Mountain Church and "The Jesus Now" Sunday school class, which he loved dearly.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sue Turk Martin of Oakwood; his daughter and son-in-law, Angie and Bobby Standridge of Gainesville; his sister, Ruth Turner of Oakwood; his sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Hal Hughes of Gainesville; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Loyd and Ellen Martin and Jerry and Betty Martin, all of Gainesville; sister-in-law, Dean Martin of Cornelia; grandson, Josh Rhodes of Oakwood; granddaughter, Abby Rhodes of Gainesville; grandson and wife, Shane and Kim Standridge of Gainesville; granddaughter, Ashley Standridge of Gainesville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Harold Nichols of Chestnut Mountain and Martha and Kenneth Walker of Chestnut Mountain; godchild, Emily Collins of Chestnut Mountain; and a number of loving nieces and nephews.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to "The Jesus Now" Sunday school class, c/o Chestnut Mountain Church, 4903 Chestnut Mountain Circle, Flowery Branch, GA 30542, or Eagle Ranch, 5500 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch, GA 30542.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504, is in charge of arrangements.
Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.

Martha Zoe (Gilliland) Curtiss (1916-2009), Ohio to Pennsylvania
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from December 29, 2009 to January 5, 2010

Martha Zoe Curtiss, 93, of Wellsboro, died Monday, Dec. 28, 2009, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.
Martha was born Feb. 1, 1916, in Van Wert, Ohio, a daughter of Alanzo and Lois Swick Gilliland. She was the wife of Leon Curtiss with whom she celebrated a 62nd anniversary on June 1.
Martha was a teacher and librarian at the Mt. Vernon Academy in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Martha was a Staff Sergeant with the Army WAC's during World War II. She enjoyed sewing and made her children's clothing while they were growing up.
Martha is survived by her husband, Leon; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Sue Curtiss of Bethlehem, Vicki Ann and Michael Bernard of Wellsboro; and five grandchildren. She was predeceased by two brothers and three sisters.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Wednesday, Dec. 30, at 3 p.m. at the Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church, Route 6, Wellsboro, with her son-in-law, Pastor Michael Bernard officiating. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com.


Kenneth L. Gilliland, Pennsylvania
Published in Butler Eagle from January 2 to January 3, 2010

Kenneth L. Gilliland, 76, of Jersey Shore, Pa., passed away Thursday at Jersey Shore Hospital, Jersey Shore.
He was born in Butler on Nov. 25, 1933, son of the late Carl N. and Mildred C. Gilliland.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post 36 in Jersey Shore.
He was an over-the-road truck driver for over 54 years.
He attended the St. John United Church of Christ in Tylersville, Pa. He enjoyed hunting, camping, and NASCAR and dirt track racing.
Kenneth is survived by his wife of 23 years, June E. Gilliland of Jersey Shore, whom he married Feb. 14, 1986; three daughters, Constance (Wells) Cantgbe of Albuquerque, N.M., Cheryl (Daniel) Mager of Portersville and Cathy (Michael) Uniatowski of Butler; a stepson, Franklin (Shirley) Ilgen of Loganton, Pa.; four stepdaughters, Donna (Boyd) Askey of Snow Shoe, Pa., Kirsten (Ron) Neese of Mill Hall, Pa., Darlene (Wayne) Peeling of Loganton, Pa., and Karen Ilgen of Pleasant Gap, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Elsie (Edward) Kooser of Pittsburgh; three brothers, Carl (Marilyn) Gilliland of Canton, Ohio, Lewis (Rose) Gilliland of Butler, and Donald (Sandy) Gilliland of Fort Myers, Fla.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; and 17 step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son; a daughter, Cynthia Gilliland; a brother Gilmore Gilliland; a great-grandson, Brady Steighner; and a step- grandson, Frankie Ilgen.
Friends of Kenneth L. Gilliland, who died Thursday Dec. 31, 2009, will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Monday at Young Funeral Home, 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler, with the Rev. Jeff Curtis of the Mt. Chestnut Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Burial Estates.
For more information, go to www.youngfuneralhomes.com.


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Title: Recent passings: AZ, CA, KS, MI, NC, OK
Post by: admin on January 14, 2010, 05:10:17 AM

Marie Gilliland "Dee", Arizona
Published in The Arizona Republic on January 13, 2010

Gilliland, Marie "Dee"
80, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on January 7, 2009. Graveside services will be held on Friday, January 15, 2009 at 1:00 P.M. at Greenood Memory Lawn Cemetery, 719 N. 27th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009. Arrangements entrusted to Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary.

Pamela Lemasters, California
Published in Inside Bay Area from January 8 to January 10, 2010

Pamela M. LeMasters March 3, 1956 - Dec. 24, 2009 Resident of Richmond.
Pam lost her courageous battle with lymphoma on December 24, 2009. She is survived by her loving partner and caregiver Donna Gilliland of Richmond, and loving daughter and caregiver Sabrina Stoner of San Leandro. Pam is also survived by sisters Sue Welch of Florida, Sandy Brotten of Oregon, and brother Robby Wallace of Florida; and is predeceased by her parents Robert and Kathleen Wallace of Alameda.
Pam grew up in Alameda and moved to Richmond six years ago. She graduated from Alameda High School in 1974 and from St. Mary's College in 1994. Pam enjoyed a rewarding career at Kraft Foods, where she was employed for over 24 years; her last position was as a Category Analyst II. She enjoyed traveling, going to concerts, plays and baseball games and will be greatly missed by her friends and family.
Donations can be made in Pam's honor to The Wellness Community, 3276 McNutt Avenue, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 11am at Greer Funeral Home, 2694 Blanding Avenue, Alameda, with a reception to follow.

Dolores McKinsey, Kansas
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on January 11, 2010

ONAGA- Dolores McKinsey, 81, of Onaga, KS passed away Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the Onaga Community Hospital. She was born December 13, 1928 in Soldier, KS the daughter of John W. and Aurella O. Gilliland McClacherty.
Dolores grew up in Soldier and attended Soldier High School. She lived in Havensville before moving to Onaga in 1962. Dolores had worked as a medical secretary for the Onaga Clinic for 25 years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Onaga. She was married to Vern O. McKinsey on June 26, 1945 in Holton, KS. He survives. She is also survived by her daughter, Karen Kocher (John) and her son, Alan McKinsey (Janet) all of Onaga, KS; her brother, Bob McClacherty of Odessa, TX; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, John and Albert McClacherty.
The funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Interment will be in the Soldier Cemetery at a later date. The family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be given to the Onaga Community Hospital or the hospital auxiliary c/o Mercer Funeral Home, Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com.

Reginald Elmer Gilliland "Reggie", Michigan
Published in Flint Journal from January 9 to January 10, 2010

GILLILAND, Reginald Elmer "Reggie" - Of Gladwin (formerly Linden), died Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center. Service will take place at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2010 at Heritage Baptist Church, Fenton MI, Pastor Joshua McDonald officiating. Cremation has taken place.
Reggie was born in Flint on September 1, 1956 to the late Phillip and Doris (Morgan) Gilliland. He lived most of his life in the Linden and Fenton areas. Surviving are wife, Kim; son, Chris (Randi) Neal; grandchildren, Zoe and Ian; brothers, James (Luella), Fred, Robert (Shelba), Ronald (Barb), Arnold (Karen), and Kevin; sisters, Renee (Joe) Landers and Shelly (Ken) Baker; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by sisters Phylis and Joyce.

Exie G. Houser, North Carolina
Published in The News Herald on January 12, 2010

Exie Mae Gilliland Stilwell Houser, 90, of Shady Grove Road, Connelly Springs, departed this life to her heavenly home on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010. Mrs. Houser was born on Oct. 4, 1919, in Burke County, to the late Nelson Gilliland and Fannie Jane Stamey Gilliland. She was a retired knitter from Robinson Hosiery Mill and was a member of Shady Grove United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her two daughters, Shirley Childers and Ginnie Lucy Hildebran, both of Connelly Springs; three sisters, Ruth Lingle of Springtown, Texas, Susie Lingle of Connelly Springs and Nell Moore of Connelly Springs; four grandchildren, Revonda Bishop of Connelly Springs, Clint Childers of Marion, Scott Childers of Weaverville and Vince Childers of Melbourne, Australia; 12 great-grandchildren, Steve Childers, Kaitlyn Childers, Jennifer Arrowood, Alli Childers, Kristen Childers, Zachary Childers, Samuel Childers, Robert Bishop, Charlie Bishop, Brittany Bishop, Zachary Hildebran and Brianna Hildebran; six great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie Rufus Stilwell; her second husband, Graham Houser; and one son, Harold Joseph Hildebran.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese with the Revs. Bobby Hallyburton and David Duncan officiating. Interment will follow at Shady Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, 1721 Enon Road, Valdese, NC 28690 or Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 6908 Oak Ridge Church Road, Connelly Springs, NC 28612. Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory in Valdese is serving the family. Condolences at www.heritagefuneralservices.com.

Stanley Eugene Gilliland, Oklahoma
Published in the Stillwater NewsPress from 1/9/2010 - 1/11/2010

Stanley Eugene Gilliland went to be with our Lord and Savior Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 11 at 10:30 a.m. at Eagle Heights Baptist Church Stillwater, Okla., where he was an active member. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Stillwater, Okla.
The son of Dale and Evelyn Gilliland, He was born June 24, 1940 at Minco, Okla. He was a graduate of Minco High School in 1958. He married Blanche King at Ramona, Okla., on June 2, 1960. Together they had four children, Stanley Jr., Stephen, Angela and Amy. They enjoyed 29 wonderful years together before Blanche went to be with the Lord on July 3, 1989.
Stanley attended Oklahoma State University where he received a bachelor's and master's degree in 1962 in dairy manufacturing. He then attended North Carolina State University where he received his doctorate in food science in 1966. After receiving his doctorate at NCSU, he worked there as an assistant professor until 1976 when he moved his family to Stillwater, Okla., to join the faculty at Oklahoma State University, where he recently retired as a regents professor and Sitlington Endowed Chair in the Animal Science Department. His research and work in the dairy food industry brought him both national and international recognition and many of the industry's highest accolades. He was also instrumental in the development and opening of the Food and Agricultural Products Center at Oklahoma State University.
A humble man, Stan was a strong man of faith who lived his life as a great example for those who were blessed to be a part of his life. A loving husband, father, son and brother Stan also served as a deacon at Eagle Heights Baptist Church where he was a charter member.
Stanley later married Jurlean Bullock, currently a resident of Stillwater Okla. He is predeceased by his loving wife, Blanche. He is survived by his parents Dale and Evelyn Gilliland of Minco Okla., his four children, Stanley Eugene Gilliland Jr. and his wife Alice of Cary N.C, Stephen Wayne Gilliland of Stillwater, Okla., Angela Gayle Nobles and her husband Clyde of Mascoutah, Ill., and Amy Lindeman and her husband Fred of Keller, Texas. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and two brothers, Bob Gilliland of Medford Okla., Francis Gilliland of Minco, Okla., and a sister Peggy Linn of Okanogan, Wash.
Memorial contributions may be made to the "Stanley E. Gilliland Memorial Scholarship in Food Science." Those contributions can be sent to the OSU Foundation at P.O. Box 1749, Stillwater OK 74076.Condolences may be e-mailed to the family and the online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.


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Title: Recent passings: Alabama and California
Post by: admin on January 19, 2010, 03:45:21 AM

Martha Jordan Gilliland Stewart, M.D., Alabama
Published in The Birmingham News on January 17, 2010

Rocky Mount, NC - Martha Jordan Gilliland Stewart, MD, age 92, widow of the late Rev. Wm. McKinley Gilliland of Attalla, Alabama, graduated into Eternal Life on Sunday, December 27, 2009. She was born in Ozark to the late Eugene C. and Ann Whitehurst Jordan and grew up in Birmingham, where she attended Barrett School, Woodlawn High School and Howard College.
Dr. Stewart, then Dr. Gilliland, spent 40 years as a medical missionary to Nigeria under the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board. Dr. Stewart was a beautiful, petite, brilliant, tough, gentle, inquisitive Southern lady who, though trained to be a professional organist, became, instead a wonderfully skilled gynecological surgeon and obstetrician. She attended two years of medical school at the University of Alabama before going to the University of Louisville School of Medicine and graduating in 1941 as Doctor of Medicine. She went on to complete a Fellowship and Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic and was a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
While in medical school, Martha married the late Rev. Wm. McKinley Gilliland who was a student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The Gillilands were appointed as missionaries to Nigeria in 1942 but were unable to reach that country until 1946 because of World War II. During the 1942-43 school year, Martha taught chemistry and was school physician at Judson College in Marion, Alabama. Dr. Gilliland continued as a missionary in Nigeria after the death of Rev. Gilliland in 1964. When she retired in 1981, Martha married Dr. David Stewart of Louisville, Kentucky, who died in 1989. Martha continued to live in Louisville until 2003, when her declining health forced her to move to live with her son, the Rev. Peter Gilliland, in North Carolina.
Martha's mission work did not begin in Africa. As a teenager during the Great Depression, she walked miles attending to needs of poorer families in Birmingham, collecting and distributing much-needed food, clothing and first-aid care. During college, she taught a girl's Sunday school class at Ruhama Baptist Church. She was particularly concerned for the nutritional needs of mothers-to-be. Later, as a missionary doctor in Africa, she earned the reputation among the local people that "if she gets her hands on you, you will not die."
Besides her son, Peter and his wife, Patsy, Dr. Stewart is also survived by her daughter, Diana Gilliland Wright, of Seattle, WA, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, as well as by five sisters - Irene (Arnold) Caplan of Massachusetts, Janet (John) Tate of California, Maude Ellen Brown (Winfred) of Selma, Alabama, Sara (Ed) Coe and Jo Ann (Clark) Johnston, both of Birmingham - and one brother, David Jordan (Dale) of Birmingham. She was preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers, Gene (Ruth) and Tim (Jean Ann) Jordan, and one sister, Carolyn (Glenn) McCracken.
Dr. Stewart's body has been donated to the Alzheimer's Research Center at Duke University. A memorial service will be held at the Mountain Brook Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL, at 11:00 am, January 30, 2010. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that gifts in Dr. Stewart's honor be made to one of the following: Walking In Love Ministries, c/o 31 Lovers Lane, Forney, TX, 75126, www.Walkinginloveministries.com; Nigeria Faithful Fund, c/o CBF Foundation, Suite 133, 2930 Flowers Road South, Atlanta, GA 30341 nigeriafaithful.org; Campaign to End Fistula www.endfistula.org; or Disaster Response, Church of God's Glory, 415 Forest Hill Avenue, Rocky Mount, NC 27804.

Kevin Gilliland, Alabama
(Died Jan. 13, 2010)
Published in The Huntsville Times on January 15, 2010

Funeral services for Kevin Lee Gilliland, 28, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Freeman's Chapel Church with the Rev. Jeff Rains officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Laura B. Gilliland Teel "Betty", California
Published in Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, CA) from January 15 to January 16, 2010

What a full and complete life Laura B. Gilliland Teel led. Most always known as Betty, her life ended peacefully January 12, 2010 with her loving family by her side. Born one of 11 children on December 24, 1927, she is survived today by only two siblings, her younger sisters Geraldine and June.
Betty, a well respected and greatly known citizen of Sonoma County since 1959, had the strongest faith in God and a genuine love for people. Betty's greatest pride was her family, where she came from and those who came from her. Her heart, soul and every ounce of her being belonged to the branches of our huge family tree. A mother of eight, Betty was preceded in death by four of her children: Alec, Tootie, Linda and Woody. She is survived by children Jean, Carol, Glen and Randy. Remarkably, she is also survived by over 90 grand and great grandchildren, countless nieces and nephews, and many friends who loved and cherished her very much.
We would like to extend a big thank you to her doctor, John P. Canova and Sutter Hospice for their help and love in our family's time of need. Join us as we celebrate her life in Sebastopol at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.



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Title: Recent passings: Republic of Ireland; Northern Ireland
Post by: admin on January 29, 2010, 04:46:41 PM

Republic of Ireland
SUTTON (nee Gilliland) (Carlow) Jan. 16, 2010, (peacefully) in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Millbrae Lodge Nursing Home, Newport, Co. Tipperary, Joan (late of Huntington Court, Carlow), beloved wife of the late Harry and loving mother of Michael and the late Hazel; she will be sadly missed by her loving son, daughter-in-law Majella, son-in-law Alan, brother Brian, sisters-in-law, her five grandsons, relatives and friends. Reposing in Griffin's Funeral Home, John's Gate, Pennywell, Limerick this (Monday) evening from 5 o'c. until 7 o'c. Funeral Service in Carlow Methodist Church, Athy Road, Carlow tomorrow (Tuesday) at 11 o'c., followed by Cremation in Mount Jerome Crematorium, Dublin at 3 o'c. Family flowers only please.
Published in the Irish Independent on 18 January 2010
(Distributed in Republic of Ireland)

Northern Ireland
GILLILAND, JAMES - January 16, 2010, peacefully, at hospital, late of The Grove, Ballyrobin Road, Antrim, A devoted husband of Rose and loving father of Joy, Shirley, Heather and Joan, father-in-law of Harry and John. A Service of Thanksgiving for his life will be held in Killead Presbyterian Church, tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2 p.m. and afterwards to adjoining churchyard. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, made payable to Arthritis Research, c/o Bairds Funeral Directors, 71 Church Street, Antrim, BT41 4BE. Will be sadly missed by his loving wife, daughters, sons-in-law and grandchildren. Your restless days are over, your sleepless nights are past, God put His arms around you and gave you peace at last.
Published 18th January 2010, Belfast Telegraph

GILLILAND, DONNA (Nee MAGEE) - January 27, 2010, peacefully, at hospital, dearly-beloved wife of Stephen, Lissue Court, Lisburn, much-loved mother of Hayden and Jordan. Funeral Service in Bobby Morrison's Funeral Parlour, 38 Hillsborough Road, Lisburn, BT28 1AQ, tomorrow (Friday) at 2.00 p.m. Interment afterwards in Lisburn New Cemetery Blaris Extension. House private. No flowers please by her own request. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Diabetes U.K., c/o Bobby Morrison (address as above). Will be lovingly remembered by her husband, sons and family circle. Peace is yours, memories ours.
Published 27th January 2010, Belfast Telegrpah


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Title: Recent passings: Missouri and Texas
Post by: admin on February 6, 2010, 04:33:58 AM

George “Pat” William Gilliland, Missouri

George “Pat” William Gilliland, 84, of Ludlow, Mo., died at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe, Mo., on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.
He was born on Aug. 7, 1925, the son of Frank L. and Lillian M. Hooker Gilliland in Ludlow.  He graduated from Ludlow High School in 1943.  On June 1, 1947, he married Geraldine Stephenson in Ludlow.  The couple made their home on a farm north of Ludlow for 50 years.
Pat farmed his whole life and received the Missouri Century Farm designation in 2009.  He enjoyed mechanical work and engine repair for friends and family.  His hobbies were stained glass, making puzzles, music and gardening.  He was a member of the Ludlow Community Church in Ludlow.  He served on several community boards, including, Farmers Home Administration, Green Hills Telephone Company, Southwest R-1 School, Ludlow Community Church, Monroe Township and the Livingston County Fair.  He was a charter member of the Ludlow Lions Club and Green Hills Golf Course.  He carried on his father’s tradition of providing land for the Ludlow ballpark.
Survivors include two sons, William Gilliland and wife Linda of Ludlow and Joel Gilliland and fiancee Lurinda Turner of Chillicothe; two daughters, Brenda Barnes and husband John of Savannah, Mo. and Joni Jones and husband Dave of Ludlow; two brothers, Dohn Gilliland of Ludlow and Dave Gilliland of Ludlow; seven sisters, Carol Lamb of Ludlow, Grace Smith of Chillicothe, Mina Anderson of Omaha, Neb., Nina Thomas of Carrollton, Mo., Marilyn Carson of St. Joseph, Mo., Nola Zeltwanger of St. Joseph, and Janice Swanson of St. Joseph; 12 grandchildren, Shannon Gilliland, Matt Gilliland, Aaron Gilliland, Adam Gilliland, Andrew Barnes, Sara Hare, Cameron Barnes, Meghann Gilliland, Logan Gilliland, Erin Gilliland, Cohlby Jones and Jaryn Schneider; and six great-grandchildren, Drake Chandler, Cole Gilliland, Sydney Gilliland, Drew Gilliland, Addilyn Jones and Nora Schneider.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Gerri; parents; one brother, Richard Gilliland; and one granddaughter, Mariah Mae Gilliland.
Services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at the Ludlow Community Church at 10 a.m.  There will be a family visitation on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 12-9 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery, Ludlow.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Monroe Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, PO Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home, Chillicothe.

Jack and Pearl Cobb, Texas
Published in Austin American-Statesman on January 22, 2010

Jack and Pearl Cobb Jack Crossley Cobb, 83, and Pearl Louise Cobb, 82, passed away together from a vehicle accident Monday, January 18, 2010. Jack was born in San Antonio, TX to Griffin W. Cobb and Alice Crossley Cobb. He received his master's in education from Trinity University, taught for over 35 years and retired in 1987 from Midland I.S.D. Pearl was born in Hattiesburg, MS to Samuel E. Waddell and Ruth Gilliland Waddell. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from San Angelo State University, was an RN and PHRN for over 40 years and retired in 1992 from Texas State Health Dept. as a Program Manager for the West Texas Region. Jack and Pearl are survived by three children, Michael J. Smith and wife Barbara of Houston, Carolyn L. Mitchell-Baty and husband Mark of Dallas, and Calvin G. Cobb of Alexandria, VA; grandchildren, Ashley Gerdes, Lauren Smith, and Chris Mitchell; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Liam, and Garrett. Pearl is also survived by her brother, Raymond Waddell and wife Mary of The Woodlands, TX. Both Jack and Pearl are survived by many other loving relatives and friends. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2010 at Crofts Funeral Home, 305 E. Elm St., Johnson City, where funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2010 with Rev. Don Forrester officiating. Graveside services will be held at Mission Park South Cemetery, 1700 Southeast Military Dr., San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in loving memory of Jack and Pearl Cobb to Henly Baptist Church, 200 Henly Loop, Henly, TX 78620.


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Title: Recent passings: AL, GA, MI, OH, TN
Post by: admin on February 12, 2010, 04:41:08 PM

Blanche G Slauson, Alabama
Leak Memory Chapel
945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL 36109

Blanche Gilliland Slauson, 82, a resident of Montgomery, AL, passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2010. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM at Leak-Memory Chapel with Minister Brad Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Leak-Memory Chapel. Mrs. Slauson worked for the Department of Industrial Relations with the State of Alabama for over 35 years. She was also a longtime member of Dalraida Church of Christ. Mrs. Slauson was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Fannie Gilliland; and husband, Claybon Slauson. She is survived by her sister, Helen Slauson (Ben); brothers, Harold Gilliland and Don Gilliland; nephew, Curtis Gilliland (Diane); niece, Deborah Fike; nephews, Gary Slauson, Milton Slauson; niece, Cheryl McAlister; nephews, Mark Slauson and Tim Slauson; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Neil Gilliland, Todd Gilliland, Scott Gilliland, David Parsons, Roxy Wishum, and Ben Young. The family would like to thank Regina Merritt, Ruth Bagi, Susan Edwards, Penny McCullers, Tina Dobbs and Alacare Hospice for the tender loving care that was shown to Mrs. Slauson over the past four years.
http://www.legacy.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=BLANCHE-SLAUSON&lc=4338&mid=4141797

Mr. Vaughn B. Gilleland, Georgia
Published in the Dawson News & Advertiser

Mr. Vaughn B. Gilleland, age 85 of Jasper, passed away at his residence. Funeral Services were held at 11AM on Tuesday, December 22nd at Bethany Baptist Church in Pickens County with Reverends Joey BuBois, Ed Hamrick and Scott Price officiating. Interment followed at the Church Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers were: David Bruce, Tom Hulsey, Jimmy, Joey and Charles Cagle and Marty Dorsey.
Survivors include his Wife: Lois C. Gilleland of Jasper; Son and Daughter-In-Law: Ben and Kim Gilleland of Jasper; Daughter: Rosemary Gilleland of Jasper; Granddaughters: Emily Jones and Hannah Gilleland.
The Family did accept Flowers or Donations may be made to Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Cagle Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John M. Gilliland, Michigan
Published in The Times Herald (Port Huron) from February 5 to February 7, 2010

John M. Gilliland, age 68, passed away on Thursday February 4, 2010 at the Port Huron Hospital. He was born on August 29, 1941 in Detroit to Oliver and Anna (Volk) Gilliland. John married Patricia Rankin on September 25, 1965 in Grosse Pointe. John earned a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and was a retired accountant from General Motors Cadillac Motor Car Division and ACG. John was an avid animal lover and was a devoted and active member of the Sanilac County Humane Society where he held the position of treasurer for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Gilliland of Lexington. His father Oliver Gilliland of Lexington,a brother David (Patricia) Gilliland of New Boston, two sisters Judie Dymmel of Macomb Twp., and Debbie (Gary) Miller of North Branch. Several nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his mother Anna Gilliland, his mother in law and father in law, Hazel and James Rankin. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Pomeroy Funeral Home in Lexington. Visitiation will be from 2-9 on Sunday at the funeral home. Rev. Kenneth Hetzel of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Lexington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sanilac County Humane Society.

Irene Gilland (Gilliland) Drexel, Ohio
(The obituary below was submitted by Judy Erwin Cornick)
Published in the Chillicothe Gazette
    
FRI., 29 JAN 2010:  Chillicothe: Drexel Irene Gilland, 78, of Chillicothe, went to be with her Lord 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at her residence following a long battle with cancer.  She was born June 5, 1931, to the late John L. and Cissy Colvin Bailey, in Lacy Creek, Salyersville, KY. On August 31, 1949, she married her husband of 48 years, Oliver Lloyd Gilland, who died September 13, 1997.  Surviving are a daughter, Debra (Dave) Peters, of Chillicothe; grandchildren, Heather Marie (Wolfe) (Adam) Glenn her husband, Adam in the United States Army stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas, Krystle Starr (Wolfe) (James) Clark, both in the United States Air Force, stationed at Lakenheath England, United Kingdom, Derek Matthew "Jake" Wolfe, of Chillicothe, Brandy Lynn (Wolfe) Diehl, of Florida and Jeremy Shane (Jessica) Wolfe, of Chillicothe; great-grandchildren, Jade Annabelle, Diamond Alyssa, Tressany, Daven and a great-grandchild on the way; a sister, Josephine Fern Williams; a brother, Vernon Bailey, both of Springfield; her in-laws, Gladys Gilliland, Geneva Keppler, Walt (Joyce) Gilliland, of Beaver, and Mary Lou (Marvin) Workman, of Chillicothe; many nieces and nephews; long time special friends, Bob and Evelyn Chaney, Charley Richard and Sandy Scherer, Joe and Barb Shanton and Dorothy Carson.  She was predeceased by an infant granddaughter, Scarlett Nicole Wolfe; brothers, Hershel, Paul, James and Charles Bailey; sisters, Alice Prater, Mary Lou Cantrell and an infant sister, Lavern; a brother-in-law, Trans Gilliland; sisters-in-law, Lovena "Bean" Smith and Mildred Sanders; and in-laws, Walter and Mary (Kuntzman) Gilliland and Howard Keppler.  The family would like to thank all her caregivers, hospice, her family and many friends that loved and watched over her.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 2010, in the WARE FUNERAL HOME with Rev. David Dean officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Friends may call at Wares from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Adena Home Care Services-Hospice, 111 West Water St., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.  You may sign her online register at http://www.warefh.com

Michael Kern, Ohio
Published in the Dayton Daily News on 2/4/2010

KERN, Michael A. "Mike" aka "Pearl" age 56 of Dayton, Ohio passed away Monday, February 1, 2010 at Kettering Hospital.
Mike was born September 6, 1953 in Dayton, Ohio to Raymond A. and Mary E. (Gilliland) Kern. He was preceded in death by his father Raymond and his sister Phyllis Arvay. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cathy, his daughter Andrea and his two sons Bryan and Jeffrey, and his mother Mary Fleming. He is also survived by his brother Gene and his wife Nancy of Tucson, Arizona and his brother Jim and his wife Kathy of Old Greenwich, Connecticut.
Mike grew up in Dayton and graduated from John H. Patterson High School and Wright State University, where he was a founding member of Beta Phi Omega fraternity. He was founder and CEO of MK & Associates, a highly successful Marketing and Client Services Firm with business assignments throughout the USA and Europe and as far reaching as Russia. He was a committed Parrothead and a lifelong guitar player and rock and roller with several bands including his beloved Chixie Dicks, who performed monthly at Nortons. Mike loved the concept of getting the party involved with the fun from his annual Jimmy Buffett concert soirees which filled a bus (what happens on the bus stays on the bus) to parties at the house - he loved people, starting with his family. A great dad and loving husband he always had time for his children, coaching and supporting all their activities, while offering the guiding hand and motivation to launch them in life. Often described as the "glue that holds us all together" he had a gift for inspiring others in work and at play.
A memorial service will be held Saturday February 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the B&B Riverfront, 17R South Main Street, Miamisburg, followed immediately by a reception. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crohns and Colitis Foundation, 5500 Frantz Road Suite 155, Dublin, Ohio 43017. Arrangements in care of Tobias Funeral Home Far Hills Chapel. Condolences may be made to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Louise Riegel, Ohio
(The following obituary was contributed by Nancy Canter Downard)
Louise Riegel
(August 1, 1913 - February 9, 2010)

Louise Riegel, age 96, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2010, at Jenkins Memorial Health Facility, Wellston, Ohio. She was born in Jackson County, Ohio, on August 1, 1913. She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Pearl (Gilliland) Lanhart, her husband Emerson Riegel, and a sister Chloie Riegel.
Louise was the last of her family and was the oldest member of Pleasant Hill Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Mayhew Funeral Home Friday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Frank Magnetta officiating. Friends may call two hours prior to the service on Friday. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Condolences to www.mayhewfuneralhome.com

Angela Denise Springer Gilliland, Tennessee
Published in The Tennessean on February 8, 2010

GILLILAND, Angela Denise Springer, Age 37 of Goodlettsville, TN. February 5, 2010. Preceded in death by father, Daniel Springer, Sr.; grandfather, Thurman Randolph. Survived by daughter, Brittany Gilliland; sons, Jonathan Gilliland and Joshua Gilliland; grandchildren, Jaelyn Evitts, Jaycee Gilliland and Adrionna Evitts; mother, Gail Dunn; sister, Lisa Gail Whittemore; brother, Daniel Glenn Springer, Jr; half sister, Wendy Boetner; life long friend, Gary Haskins; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at Woodbine Funeral Home, 3620 Nolensville Road by Richard Randolph. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and Friends will serve as Pallbearers. Visitation Monday and Tuesday from 2-8 p.m. at WOODBINE FUNERAL HOME DIRECTORS, (615) 832-1948. Still Family Owned


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Title: Recent passings: AL, CA, GA, KS, OH, TX
Post by: admin on March 12, 2010, 08:14:35 AM

CHARLES RANDALL GILLILAND, Alabama
Published in The Gadsden Times on March 6, 2010
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Chapel for Charles Randall Gilliland, 47, East Gadsden, who died Wednesday, March 3, 2010. Roger Butler will officiate. Burial will be in Lee Cemetery. Morgan Funeral Chapel and Crematory directing.
He is survived by his mother, Frances McGlaughn; sisters, Tina Cline and Lavelle Vaughn (John Pierce); nieces, Jennifer Vaughn and Ana Hallmark; three aunts; and one uncle.
Pallbearers are Chris Collier, Shane Rose, John Pierce, Jeremy Matthews, Rodney Helms and Anthony Helms.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Morgan Funeral Chapel.

MARIE GILLILAND, Georgia
Published in Gwinnett Daily Post on February 27, 2010
Marie Gilliland, age 74, of Jackson, GA passed away February 25, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

JEFF ROEBUCK, Georgia
Published in Gwinnett Daily Post on February 25, 2010
Mr. Jeff Roebuck, age 48, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. He is survived by: daughters, Amanda Frazier, Dahlonega, GA and Jessica Roebuck, Dahlonega, GA; the children's mother, Lori Roebuck, Dahlonega, GA; grandchildren, Blake Frazier and Elissa Frazier; parents, Jerry and Elaine Roebuck, Buford, GA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith Roebuck, Trinity, AL, Brian and Leigh Roebuck, Lawrenceville, GA and Rev. Chad and Casey Roebuck; grandmother, Lucile Gilleland, Buford, GA; aunts and uncles, Ruth Roebuck Davis, Buford, GA, Opal Barrett Roebuck, Buford, GA, Donnie Lancaster Roebuck, Buford, GA, Joann Sexton, Buford, GA, Kathy and Rob Wolfe, Buford, GA, and Janet and Raymond Galaza, Buford, GA; uncles and aunts, Lamar and Gloria Gilleland, Ila, GA and Philip and Glenda Gilleland, Monroe, GA; special niece, Wendy Roebuck; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jeff was born January 10, 1962 in Buford, GA. He received his education at North Gwinnett High School in Suwanee, GA. He was in the Air National Guard and a member of the Sons of the Confederacy. He was a member of the Suwanee Church of God.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Rev. Craig Sexton, Rev. Chad Roebuck and Rev. Lamar Hansard officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133, www.flaniganfuneralhome.com.

LUCILLE GILLILAND, Kansas
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on February 28, 2010
LYNDON- (Ina) Lucille Gilliland, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on February 25, 2010, full of years at 92, a woman who devoted her entire life to her family. She was born Lucille Parker in Alta Vista, Kansas on October 26, 1917, one of seven children. The Parkers later moved to Lyndon, Kansas where she graduated from Lyndon High School in 1934 and married Donald Gilliland in Holton, Kansas, on August 1, 1936. Donald and Lucille moved to Overbrook, Kansas, in 1943, where they raised their four boys and three girls on the family farm.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald, grandson Ryan Gilliland, brothers, Earl Parker, George Parker and Ted Parker and sister Ruby Sherwin. After the death of her husband, Lucille took a position as a cook at Santa Fe Trail High School, and finished raising their children on the farm. She retired in 1983 and moved back to Lyndon in 1985. Throughout her life Lucille enjoyed reading, baking, quilting, Scrabble and crossword puzzles, and most especially spending time with her family.
Lucille is survived by her children and their spouses, Darrel (Susan) of Topeka, Delton (Janet) of Lyndon, Frank (Betsy) of Holton, Ina Beth (Jim) Jordan of Centenniel, Colorado, Amy (Tom) Feitel of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Susan (Mike) King of Republic, Missouri, and Milton (Becky) of Topeka: 15 grandchildren who all know how blessed they were to have her as a grandmother; 19 great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Irene Johnson of Mesa, Arizona and Lorene Michel of Grenada, California.
The Gilliland family sincerely thanks the staff and Lucille's friends at Vintage Park in Osage City, with whom she shared her final years. Memorial services will be Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lyndon United Methodist Church. Burial was in the Lyndon Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Lyndon Carnegie Library or the Lyndon United Methodist Church and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS. 66451.

VINA ALICE GILLILAND, Kentucky to California
12/25/30 – 2/11/10
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Vina Alice Gilliland, born Vina Alice Hickey December 25th, 1930 in Williamsburg Kentucky to Pleas and Cora Hickey. She is survived by her husband of 56 years and 4 months, Erwin Franklin Gilliland of Ramona, California. They met in Louisville, Kentucky while he was stationed there with the United States Army. She is also survived by her children, Sherry Lynn Beckton and her husband Dick of Escondido, California; Michael Lloyd Gilliland of Ramona, California; Debora Lee Rice and her husband James of West Unity, Ohio; Patricia Louise Gilliland and her husband Kevin Caverly of Ramona, California; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 27th at 1 p.m. at Gateway Community Church, 1451 Montiel Rd Suite 120 Escondido California, 92026.The family requests that instead of flowers that a donation be made in Vina's name to the American Cancer Society.

ROBERT LEWIS GILLILAN, New Jersey to Texas
Published in Longview (TX) News-Journal on February 28, 2010
Funeral services for Robert Lewis Gillilan, 65, of Longview, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at Macedonia Baptist Church. He died Thursday, February 25, 2010, in Longview of natural causes.
Lew was born June 23, 1944, in Fanwood, New Jersey, to Robert Lewis Sr. and Dorothy "Dede" Gillilan. He was raised in Park Ridge, Illinois, and attended Northwestern Military Academy and Elmhurst College. He served in the U.S. Army as a specialist from 1967 to 1969 at the DMZ in Korea. Lew accepted Jesus the Messiah as his Lord and Savior in November 1970. He worked as a plastics engineer in Illinois, where he met and married Janet on August 2, 1975. He worked in California before moving to Israel to work as a production manager.
Lew returned to the United States in 2001 and settled in Longview, where he and his wife founded the Messianic congregation Beit Shomrim, and he was ordained in 2009. He was also instrumental in organizing the Messianic congregation Adat Eloha Chai within Telford Prison in New Boston. Lew was a gifted and devoted teacher and friend to all who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Suzanne.
Lewis is survived by his wife, Jan; his children, Joy and Jay Hopping, Staff Sgt. Stephen Gillilan, retired Staff Sgt. Paul and Melissa Gillilan and Elizabeth Gillilan of Longview; seven grandchildren; sister, Margery Johnson of Hickory, North Carolina; and brother, Bruce Gillilan of Prospect Heights, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the R. Lewis Gillilan Memorial Fund at Community Bank.
The family will be sitting shiva at the family home.

CHARLES GILLLAND JR., Ohio
Published in the Celina, Ohio, Daily Standard
  Charles E. Gilliland Jr. 75, of New Weston, died March 2, 2010, at his residence.
He was born in New Weston, to Charles Sr. and Erma Fast Gilliland. He married the former Susie Liette, who died on June 24, 2003.
He is survived by four daughters, Karen (Gary) French, and Diana (Mark) Kittle, all of Celina, Charlotte (Howard) Brutsch, Sumter, S.C., and Mary (John) Hill, Redkey, Ind., five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers Darlene, Jerry, and Owen Gilliland, and two sisters Jean Shultz, and Donna Sanders.
He drove a bulldozer for Jim Dull and was a mechanic. He retired from Fourman's Sand and Gravel in Greenville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in the Korean conflict.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville, where full military honors will be given by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Burial is at the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens. Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to the Ansonia Area Emergency Service.

CHARLES WILLIAM "Bill" OLSON Jr., Ohio
Published in The Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio) on March 7, 2010
OLSON CHARLES WILLIAM "BILL" OLSON JR., 86 of Beachwood, OH., passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Judson Park Retirement Center in Cleveland, OH. Born in Cleveland, OH., on Aug. 14, 1923 to Charles William and Hazel (Matthews) Olson Sr. His mother, Hazel, died young and he was raised by his father and stepmother, Alice Hoaglund. On June 11, 1949, he married the former Nancy Gilliland and she preceded him in death on Nov. 25, 1994.
Mr. Olson was the President of Cleveland Steel Tool Company from 1968 to 1989 and in 1990 with his son he founded American Punch Company. He had a B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering and an MBA from Case Institute of Tech. Mr. Olson had been a WWII Army Air Force Veteran fighter pilot having served in the Pacific Theatre. Having been honorably discharged in 1945, he had flown most of the fighter planes of the day, his favorite being the P-38. An avid golfer, he shot a hole-in-one at hole #4 (106 yards) on July 1, 1988 at Pleasant Hills Golf Course.
Survivors include his daughter, Elizabeth (and husband Christopher) Wollaeger of Solon, OH.; three sons, John Olson of Mentor, OH., David (and wife Jane) Olson of Bainbridge, OH., and Robert (and wife Leslie) Olson of Willoughby, OH. Mr. Olson is also survived by four granddaughters, Carolyn, Laura and Grace Olson and Emily Wollaeger; and three grandsons, Charles, Simon and Samuel Olson. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two sisters, Betty Walter and Nancy Laney.
A funeral service will be at THE SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 3126 MAIN ST., WEST MIDDLESEX, PA., on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Haywood Cemetery in West Middlesex, PA. In addition, a memorial service will be conducted Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Forest Hill Presbyterian Church, 3031 Monticello Blvd., Cleveland Hts., OH 44118 with Rev. John C. Lentz officiating. Memorial contributions to Forest Hill Presbyterian Church or Case Western University School of Engineering.

SHARON ANNE GILLILAND DEERING, Texas
Published in Houston Chronicle on February 28, 2010
SHARON ANNE GILLILAND DEERING, 60, passed away February 27, 2010 after a courageous battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Sharon was born on January 7, 1950 in San Antonio, TX to Barbara and Lee Gilliland. She was preceded in death by her father, and is survived by her husband, Perry A. Deering II; daughter, Sydney Deering, both of Houston, TX and step-daughter, Taylor Deering of Dallas, TX. Sharon is additionally survived by her mother, Barbara Wheless Altgelt, sisters and brothers-in-law, Shannon and Stephen Nisbet and Kelly and Gregg Lyssy of San Antonio, brother, Patrick Gilliland of Austin, dear uncle, Lukin Gilliland, Sr. of San Antonio, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Deborah and Sam Mowrey of Kingwood, TX, and many beloved cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.
The family extends a heartfelt thanks and appreciation to her devoted caregivers, Lawanda and Kim. Additionally, the family wishes to thank A-Med Hospice and all the friends and neighbors who gave so much love and support during her final years of life.
Sharon attended Pine Manor College in Boston, MA and was a graduate of The University of Texas in Austin, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She completed graduate studies in Interior Design at the University of California at Los Angeles, was a member of A.S.I.D., and a former member of the faculty at The Art Institute of Houston. All who knew Sharon enjoyed her many talents, wit, and enthusiasm for life. Sharon's love of the arts was nurtured in her daughters in so many ways and her girls' love for art and song will be passed on to the ages.
As a lifelong Episcopalian, a memorial service for Sharon will be held at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 4,, 2010. In lieu of flowers, the Family requests that donations be made in Sharon's honor to the Sharon Deering Endowment Fund established through Family Service Association in San Antonio, TX, or to the American Diabetes Association , or to the Hannah Gilliland Endowed Scholarship in the Department of Education at Baylor University.

PEGGY JOAN GILLILAND SIMMONS, Texas
Peggy Joan Gilliland Simmons, 74, a lifelong resident of Springtown, died Feb. 25, 2010. She passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 27, at Springtown Cemetery under the direction of White’s Funeral Home in Springtown.
Peggy was born July 31, 1935 in Springtown to Ray and Beulah Gilliland. She retired from the civil service after working at Fort Wolters and Carswell AFB. She was also retired from the Springtown Flower Shop and the Springtown Cemetery Association.
She has been a member of and past Matron of the Eastern Star. The Simmons were charter members of the Springtown Revolvers Square Dance Club. They have been faithful lifetime members of the First United Methodist Church of Springtown. She was the heart and soul of her family and will be deeply missed.
Mrs. Simmons was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Beulah Gilliland in 1997 and 1996 respectively; and brother, Don Gilliland.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Dudley; children, Sharon Simmons and partner Karen Drew, Dianne Peterson and partner Alf Smith, all of Springtown; grandchildren, Zachary and Jennifer Peterson of Keller; sister-in-law, Peggy Gilliland of Azle; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the First United Methodist Church of Springtown or the Springtown-Goshen Cemetery Association.



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Title: Recent passings: Jackson Co., Ohio
Post by: admin on March 19, 2010, 03:17:52 PM

This obituary was contributed by Judy Erwin Cornick.

Doris Elizabeth DAVIS 1928 OH & Harold Swingle 1920 OH
Emma Louella RIEGEL 1888 OH & Elmer Ellsworth Swingle 1886 OH
David Wesley Riegel 1856 OH & Dora Elizabeth SPOHN 1860 OH
Sarah J. GILLILAND 1838 OH & Samuel Riegel 1832 OH
George Gilliland 1814 OH & Julina CANTER 1816 OH
John '1774 Uncle Jack' Canter, Sr. MD & Barbary 'Barbara' WALLS 1789/92 VA

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WELLSTON TELEGRAM, WED., 17 MAR 2010: Doris Elizabeth DAVIS Swingle, age 81, passed into eternal life Sunday, March 14, 2010 after a brief illness. She was born September 12, 1928 in Thurman, OH to the late Gomer and Gladys Davis. She was Valedictorian of the 1946 class of Bloomfield High School and has been a faithful attendant of the annual Alumni Association. She loved shopping with her daughters and took pride in her home and her cooking. She was very fashion conscious and collected poetry. Among her passions were music and baking chocolate birthday cakes for her grandchildren that she adored. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Waldo L., Leland K. and Thomas M. Davis. She brought love and laughter into everyones life. She will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Harold of 60 years, whom she married February 11, 1950; her daughters, Vicki (Larry) Miller, Pamela Swingle, Patricia (Bill) Merryman; six grandchildren, Geoff Miller, Nick (Amanda) Miller, Lyndsey, Amy, Jenny and Kara Merryman; sisters, Mildred L. Davis and Janice M. Davis; sister-in-law, Laverne Davis; special nephew, Jerry (Nancy) Davis and family; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Family will receive friends Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N. High St. (1/2 mile south of I-270), where a funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. in Fairmont Cemetery, Jackson, OH. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be made to: http://www.schoedinger.com


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Title: Re:Recent passings....
Post by: admin on March 22, 2010, 06:23:16 AM

Judy Erwin Cornick has submitted another recent obituary for which she also provided a short family tree. This obit was for Anna Frances Porter Lykins of Scioto County, Ohio.

Thanks very much, Judy.

-- Kate

Anna Frances PORTER 1921 OH & Lester Lykins
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Russell Porter & Ethel GRIFFITH
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John S. Porter 1876 OH & Frances Josephine CANTER 1884 OH
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Jonathan L. Canter 1849 & Josephine GILLILAND 1843
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Solomon D. Canter 1808/09 VA & Mary 'Polly' COMER 1811 WV?
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John '1774 Uncle Jack' Canter, Sr MD. & Barbary WALLS 1789/92 VA

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ERWIN-DODSON- ALLEN FUNERAL HOME WEBSITE, WED., 3 MAR 2010: Anna Frances PORTER Lykins, 88, of Minford, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth. Born November 13, 1921 in New Boston, a daughter of the late Russell and Ethel Griffith Porter, she was a homemaker, a member of Stockdale Homemakers Club and a member of Candy Run United Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Lester Lykins, whom she married August 17, 1940; two daughters, Patricia Ann (Cecil) Murray of Waverly and Sharon Marie (Joe) Stockham of Minford; one brother, Robert Porter of Gahanna; one sister, Louise Thacker of Minford; six grandchildren, Michael Murray, Aaron Murray, Lori Case, Jody Stockham, Chad Stockham and Ryan Stockham; 13 great grandchildren, Blake Murray, Calley Murray, Elijah Murray, Isabella Ann Murray, Khloe Ann Case, Brittany Stockham, Layne Stockham, Brandon Stockham, Zachary Stockham, Corbin Stockham, Rylan Stockham, Caleb Stockham and Hannah Stockham; two specials friends, Darlene Clevenger and Teresa Jones and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Larry Porter and one sister, Marie Hahn. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2010 at Candy Run United Baptist Church with Elder David Thompson, Elder Johnie Daniels and Elder Arvil Murray officiating. Burial will be at Wheeler Cemetery. Friends may call at Erwin-Dodson- Allen Funeral Home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662 or Candy Run United Baptist Church Building Fund, c/o Joe Stockham, 383 Eckhart Road, Lucasville, Ohio 45648. Online condolences may be sent to http://www.edafh. com


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Title: Recent passings: KS, NE, NM, NC, OH, OK, SC, TX
Post by: admin on April 1, 2010, 10:43:40 AM

[B]GORDON DEAN WAKEMAN, Kansas[/B]
[I]Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on March 24, 2010[/I]
Gordon Dean Wakeman, age 75, of Baldwin City, KS, passed away Friday, March 19, 2010 in Lawrence, KS with his four children and one son-in-law at his bedside. He was born September 26, 1934 in Wathena, KS the son of Gladys L. (Gillilan) and Norris V. Wakeman.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City. Visitation will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26 at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin City. Burial will be held in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association/Hospice or to the First UMC and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Online condolences may be shared with the Wakeman family at www.lamb-roberts.com.

[B]ERVIN EDWARD GILLILAND, Nebraska[/B]
Jul 2, 1934 - Mar 20, 2010
[I]Published in Omaha World-Herald from March 22 to March 23, 2010 [/I]
Preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Lillian Gilliland; brother Ivan Gilliland; sister Viva Lake. Survived by his wife Rita of Ashland; daughter Vickie and husband Tony Bruno; sons, Tim, and Jim Gilliland of Ashland, and Aaron and Julie Gilliland of Millard; sister Velma and husband Daniel Esquivel of Lincoln; brother Elvin and wife Opal Gilliland of Lyons; sister-in-law Joyce Gilliland of Omaha; brother-in-law Glenn Lake of Council Bluffs; mother-in-law Mae Walker; brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Erma Anderson; 11 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL SERVICE 2pm Wednesday, March 24, at Westlawn-Hillcrest Funeral Home. VISITATION Tuesday, March 23, 4-8pm, with family greeting friends 5-7pm. Interment at Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park. Memorials may be given to the family.
WESTLAWN-HILLCREST Memorial Park Funeral Home
5701 Center Street 402-556-2500

[B]DUWARD N. "Duke" KLINGEMAN, New Mexico[/B]
Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on March 21, 2010
Durward (Duke) N. Klingeman entered eternal life on March 16, 2010 to live with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born to Arthur Guy and Selena Ward Klingeman in Locust Valley, Pennsylvania on August 22nd, 1914. He came to Grant County, NM, June 1938 with the Civilian Conservation Corp. He resided in Hurley, NM for 68 yrs. before moving to Las Cruces in Oct. 2004. He was a Navy Pharmacist's Mate First Class, who proudly served his country in the South Pacific Theater duringWWII.
Duke was employed by Kennecott Copper Co. for 34 yrs. with the last 23 yrs. on the management team in a supervisory capacity. He was a member of the Hurley Lodge #55 AF and AM and Post #18 Silver City American Legion.
He helped to erect the First Baptist Church in Bayard, NM. He was a trustee in this church and had a great love for his church family. His devotion to Jesus Christ was never challenged and was evidenced by his manner of living and servant commitment. He loved life and was rewarded by his Lord with longevity.
Duke was an avid sportsman. Fly-fishing and big game hunting were on his love-list. He commercially tied trout flies for over 35 years. His flies could be found throughout tackle shops in NM, AZ, and Mexico.
Also, he had his own green-house and was considered an accomplished gardener. He looked forward to raising tomato seedlings into plants for friends and family for their summer gardens.
Duke had confidence in Jesus Christ's promise of a wonderful eternal home. Survivors of his family include two daughters, Carol Gilliland and husband, Gary and their daughters Tanya Maynes and husband, Andrew; Tami Meinhold and husband, Shane; daughter, Judy Gilliland and her daughters, Toni Shina and Traci Prieto, husband, Mario. Also, he is survived by six great-grandchildren; Jamie McNicholas, Daniel and Aden Shina, Giana and Joaquin Prieto, and Kendyl Meinhold. He is also survived by a loving brother-in-law, William Pritchett, nieces, nephews, and special friends.
His loving wife, Louise, two brothers, Thomas and John Klingeman, sister Myra Faust and son-in-law, William Gilliland preceded him in death.
Memorial services will be on Mon., March 22th at 1pm in Silver City, NM at Bright Funeral Home, 210 W College Ave. with Rev. Don Turnage. Interment will follow at Fort Bayard National Cemetery. Military Honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to the memorial fund of Bayard First Baptist Church, Box 99, Bayard, NM 88023.

[B]COY EDWARD EASTER, North Carolina[/B]
[I]Published in News Record on March 28, 2010[/I]
MADISON — Coy Edward Easter, 84, of Hwy 704 W., died Friday, March 26, 2010, at Moses Cone Hospital.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2010, at Mayodan Municipal Cemetery with Military Honors by Rockingham County Honor Guard and the N.C. National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Connie Gilliland Easter; son and daughters, Philip Easter, Vickie Joyce, Jill Hughes (Charles); sister, Carleen Hundley; 9 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Colonial Funeral Home in Madison is serving the family.
Condolences may be offered at www.colonialfh.net.

[B]EMMETT MICHAEL, North Carolina[/B]
[I]Published in Gaston Gazette on March 25, 2010[/I]
IRON STATION - Emmett Alvin Michael, 73, of 970 Furnace Road, died March 24, 2010.
Mr. Michael was born April 4, 1936, in Lincoln County, to the late George and Bessie Gilleland Michael.
His funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Michael family.

[B]JACK TROUTMAN, North Carolina [/B]
[I]Published in Statesville Record & Landmark on March 27, 2010[/I]
Jack Eugene Troutman, 77, of Statesville, passed away Thursday, March 25, 2010, at his home. He was born Dec. 27, 1932, in Iredell County, to the late Reuben and Dorothy Gilleland Troutman.
Mr. Troutman was a veteran of the Korean War and after military service worked as an upholsterer in the furniture industry for 35 years. He retired from the Iredell County School System. He was a member of Fallstown Baptist Church and was a loving husband, father and grandfather whom family and friends will truly miss.
Mr. Troutman is survived by his wife of 54 years, Eva Sitton; three sons, Michael Troutman, the Rev. David (Susan) Troutman, and Jackie "Cotton" Troutman; eight grandchildren, Michael Troutman, Jana (Jason) Troutman Overcash, Jake (Stephanie) Troutman, Jennifer (Andy) Troutman Dela Cruz, Dana (Shane) Troutman Deyton, Adam Troutman, Joshua (Heather) Troutman, and Justin Troutman; six great-grandchildren, Ashleigh Overcash, Zack Overcash, Olivia Deyton, and Draven, Savannah and Isabella Dela Cruz; an additional great-grandchild due in September; a sister, Jane (Bill) Troutman McDaniels, of Statesville; a brother, Billy Ray (Anna) Troutman, of Kernersville; and a sister-in-law, Sylvia Troutman, of Statesville. In addition to his parents, Mr. Troutman was preceded in death by his brother, Ted Lee Troutman.
The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Troutman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Fallstown Baptist Church in Troutman with his son, the Rev. David Troutman, and the Rev. Alan Wheeler officiating. Interment with full military rites will follow at Troutman Historical Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Fallstown Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1035, Troutman, NC 28166; or Help Ministries of Troutman, P.O. Box 1035, Troutman, NC 28166. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.troutmanfuneralhome.com. Troutman Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Jack E. Troutman.

[B]THERESA (Bolesny) KLEIN, Ohio[/B]
[I]Published in The Plain Dealer on March 26, 2010[/I]
THERESA KLEIN (nee Bolesny), age 99, of Ashland. Beloved wife of the late Philip Klein; devoted mother of the late Norma Gilliland; loving grandmother of Eileen Squires (Thomas) and John Gilliland Jr. (Susan); dearest great-grandmother of Neal (deceased) (wife Bonnie), Michael (Sarah), Kevin (Elizabeth) and Thomas Squires (Leslie), Andrew, Jeffrey (Brianne) and Abigail Gilliland; great-great-grandmother of Elise, Sebastian, Serena, Xavier, Adeline and Declan Squires, Noah and Caleb Gilliland; dear sister of Albert Bolesny of Florida, and the following deceased: Sophia, Wenzel Jr., John and Carl Bolesny; cherished aunt, great aunt and friend to many. Passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.
Memorials may be forwarded to The Good Shepherd Nursing Home, 622 Center St., Ashland, 44805. Service at the funeral home on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 11 a.m. Interment at Elmhurst Park Cemetery, Avon. Friends may call at the Busch Funeral Home, 4334 Pearl Rd., Cleveland from 10 A..M Saturday until the time of service at 11 A.M. 216-741-7700 • www.buschfuneral.com

[B]THOMAS B. GILLILAND (1941 - 2010), Oklahoma[/B]
[I]Published in the Examiner-Enterprise from March 10 to April 10, 2010[/I]
Thomas B. Gilliland, 68, resident of rural Bartlesville, died at 2:20 a.m. on Sunday in the St. John Medical Center in Tulsa.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Dewey Cemetery with Pastor Duane Gilliland of Bowring Baptist Church officiating assisted by Marston Stephens. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the James H. Teel American Legion Post # 105 of Bartlesville. Graveside services and interment will be under the direction of the Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory.
Casket escorts will include; Vince Lanphear, Frank Rowe, Ray Bellmyer, John Chinn, Mike Catlin and Wayne Hacker. Honorary casket escorts will include Gary Wayne Stephens, Casey Stephens, Bud Gilliland, James Gilliland Adam Chinn and Joe Chinn.
Thomas B. Gilliland was born December 5, 1941 at Bowring, Oklahoma to Frank and Gertrude Maxine (Johnson) Gilliland. He was raised and received his education in Bowring, graduating high school there in 1960. Tom worked in the oilfields before entering the U.S. Army in 1966 and was honorably discharged in 1967.
He began his career in law enforcement at the Washington County Sheriff's office as a jailer working there for five years. He worked at the Dewey Police Department from 1981 to 1991 before returning to the Washington County Department where he worked as a patrolman for two years. He then worked at the Osage County Sheriff's office for many years where he advanced to the level of undersheriff and retired in 2003. Tom was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Moose Lodge and the Quarter Horse Association.
Survivors include; his wife Pat Gilliland of the family home in Bartlesville, three sons Dusty Gilliland of the home, Thomas Michael Gilliland of Dewey, Oklahoma and Bradley Wayne Gilliland and his wife Angela of Bartlesville; four brothers Charles Gilliland and his wife Ann of Wann, Oklahoma, Ronnie Gilliland and Billy Gilliland and his wife Deryl of Dewey and Sam Gilliland and his wife Laurie of Peru, Oklahoma; three sisters Frankie Peak of Sand Springs, Jeannie Hazelrigg and her husband Allen of Peru and Tammy Rubin and her husband John of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; three grandchildren Devin Gilliland, Patricia Gilliland and Meghan Gilliland; special friends Ray and Shirley Bellmyer, Sandra Wade, Caroline Offutt, Frank and Cindy Rowe, Shay Shambles and Carmen Hildreth; nieces and nephews Dana and Vince Lanphear, Bud and Toni Gilliland, Melissa and Randy Nolen, Chris Peak, Jeff Peak, James and Shelly Gilliland, Kelly and Worm Shipley, Allen and Shawna Hazelrigg, Kimberly Peak, Crystal and Tracy Rowe, Justin Gilliland, B.J. Gilliland, Casey and Justin Simmons, Jacqualyn Nightengale, Travis Polasek, Gary Wayne and Nina Stephens, Casey Stephens and fiancée Amber, Josh Merritt and fiancée Britney, Jeremy Sanderson, Tiffani and David Bullock, April Merritt, Anna Lee Morgan, David Morgan, James Morgan, Tyler Hood, Kyle Hood, Matt Hood, Andy and Tim Fincher; brothers-in-law Gary Stephens and Roy Lane Stephens of Bossier City, Louisiana; sisters-in-law Kay Hull of Cantonment, Florida, Tommie and Steve Morgan of Bixby, Oklahoma, Ginger and Gary Watson of Cantonment, Florida and Sheila and Joe Hood of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; great nieces and nephews Keagan Gilliland, Carson Simmons, Taylor Gilliland, Aleana Gilliland, Walker Ray Stephens, Heather Lanphear, Jake Lanphear, Houston Shipley, Caden Rowe, Cooper Rowe, Devin Gilliland, Emma Peak, Jackson Peak, Blake Lagers, Kyler Bills, Tyler Owens and Sarah Owens; cousins Jerry Gilliland, Dan Gilliland, Carl Gilliland, John Gilliland, Duane and Elaine Gilliland and Carol Pinkston, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Barker & family, Marston Stephens and family and Pam Barker; and his aunt Virgie Askwig. Tom was preceded in death by his parents one daughter Karen Denise Gilliland and a great-nephew Dillon Sanderson and a brother-in-law John Hull.

[B]Sylvia Henderson, South Carolina[/B]
[I]Published in The Greenville News on March 28, 2010[/I]
Sylvia Chapman Henderson, 80, of 700 Hendricks Road, passed away Friday March 26, 2010 at Rainey Hospice House.
Mrs. Henderson was born in Easley, a daughter of the late Lee A. and Lydia Gilliland Chapman. She was a graduate of Easley High School and a beautician. Mrs. Henderson was a member of Zion United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Marion F. Henderson, of the home; sons, Stephen Lee Henderson (Karen), Marion Greg Henderson (Leslie) and Mitchell Keith Henderson (Stacy), all of Easley; a daughter, Kimberly Tilson-Crowe (Mike), of Easley; 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Center.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday at Zion United Methodist Church with the Reverend Mike Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM Sunday at Robinson Funeral Home - Downtown.
The family is at the home.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home - Downtown, which is assisting the family.

[B]EDNA NELL GILLILAND, Texas[/B]
[I]Published in Plainview Daily Herald from March 31 to April 1, 2010[/I]
Edna Nell Gilliland FLOYDADA - Services for Edna Nell (Shaw) Gilliland, 74, of Floydada will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Floydada with the Rev. Rance Young officiating. Arrangements are by Moore-Rose Funeral Home in Floydada. Mrs. Gilliland died Monday, March 29, 2010, in Lubbock.

[B]DOROTHY WILSON FERCHILL (1916 - 2010), Texas[/B]
[I]Published in Star-Telegram on March 30, 2010[/I]
Dorothy Wilson Ferchill, 94, passed away Monday, March 29, 2010.
Graveside service: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Grand Ave., Fort Worth, with the Rev. Bertrand N. Honea Jr., celebrant, and Chevron Hill, soloist.
Memorials: The family suggests a memorial to the Humane Society of North Texas, 1840 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76103; or a charity of choice.
Dorothy was born March 15, 1916, in Kannapolis, N.C., to Samuel Withers Wilson, the town pharmacist, and Suma Chapman Wilson, the town's sole telephone operator. Her father at age 23 became a victim of the 1918 flu pandemic. She spent her childhood in Camden, Ark., among her Gilliland relatives. Moving to Texas in her teens, she graduated from Longview High in 1934.
On April 4, 1942, she married Patrick Ferchill of Longview. After a stint with the Army in Petaluma, Calif., they moved back to Longview at the end of World War II to resume his businesses and start a family.
She was an avid homemaker and had a keen interest in reading, sewing and providing a variety of enrichment activities for her children. She belonged to Pine Crest Country Club and the Cherokee Club. Dorothy dearly loved her pets, especially her Persian cat, Tiffany, and her Shih-Tzu dog, Ashley.
Following her husband's death in 1990, she moved to Fort Worth to be close to her son and grandchildren. She was accompanied by her favorite aunt, Betty Chapman Gilliland (Mrs. W.H.), who died in 1992. Dorothy lived out her final years at Ridgmar Town Village, where she easily made many friends among the residents and the staff. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors: Her son, Judge Pat Ferchill and wife, Cantey, of Fort Worth; her daughter, Suma Ferchill Lipari and husband, Salvatore, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and grandchildren, Patrick Beau Teas Ferchill, Edward Cantey Ferchill and Olivia Elisabeth Lipari.

[B]GLADYS "Nell" PICKERING, Texas[/B]
[I]Published in The Herald Democrat on March 18, 2010 [/I]
CANTON - Services for Gladys Waynell "Nell" Pickering, 83, of Phalba are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Eubank Funeral Chapel in Canton with Tim Stevens, R.J. Stevens and Garland Van Dyke officiating. Mrs. Pickering passed away Saturday, March 13, 2010 in Dallas.
Burial will be at Gilliland Cemetery in Gilliland.
Surviving are her husband, Leslie Pickering of Mabank; son, Michael Magee of Wills Point; stepsons, L.O. Pickering Jr. and Danny Pickering, both of Dallas; sister, Juanice Engle of Denison; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 -8 p.m. Thursday.
To sign the online guestbook visit www.eubankfh.com.

[B]JOSEPH LANDON "Lanny” MOORE JR (Sept. 18, 1939), Texas[/B]
[I]Published in Odessa American on April 1, 2010[/I]
ODESSA Joseph Landon "Lanny" Moore, Jr. was born Sept. 18, 1939. The first of four children born to J.L. "Pete" and Nettie Moore, he was a lifelong resident of Odessa.
He was a graduate of Odessa High School and attended Odessa College. He was a member of the Professional Golfers Association of America and a member of Crescent Park Baptist Church.
Lanny loved to work on and ride his Harley-Davidson panhead. Riding the roads of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico gave him a lot of joy.
As much as he loved to ride, his real passion was his family. He loved his nieces and nephews. He played the part of Santa Claus at Christmas and would stop by the daycare at times just to check on them. He was a good brother to his sisters and brother as well as a good friend. He was never too far away to help when help was needed.
Lanny went to be the Lord on Monday, March 29, 2010.
He is survived by one daughter, Dayma and husband Justin Gilliland; three granddaughters, Jordan, Molly and Randi, all of Nocona, Texas; two sisters, Charlene and husband Roy Howell, Peggy and husband Rick Westfall; one brother, Larry Dean Moore, all of Odessa; and Lanny had eight nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Resthaven Memorial Park.
The family would like to express our gratitude to all of the many caring and loving people at Seabury Nursing Center and Compass Hospice.
Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson Funeral Directors.


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Title: Re:Recent passings....
Post by: admin on April 29, 2010, 06:46:54 PM

This obituary was contributed by Judy Erwin Cornick. Thanks, Judy.

Remember, everyone, that anyone is welcome to post Gilliland-related obituaries to the list.

-- Kate

From the Wellston, Ohio, Telegram News
http://www.thetelegramnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=9&SubSectionID=15&ArticleID=9932&TM=37692.59 (http://www.thetelegramnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=9&SubSectionID=15&ArticleID=9932&TM=37692.59)
WELLSTON TELEGRAM, SAT., 24 APR 2010: Christopher Brandon Krannitz, age 29 of Jackson, Ohio passed away unexpectedly April 21, 2010 at his home on Bethel Ridge. He was born September 7, 1980 in Columbus, Ohio. Chris was employed at Pickaway Correctional Institution at Orient, Ohio and previously with the Jackson Correctional Facility. Chris is survived by his wife, Kelli (Gilliland) Krannitz and three loving daughters, Natalie Renea, Haley Nicole and Charisea Leighann Krannitz; mother and step-father, Sue [LYON} and Bob Parcel; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dale and and Karen [CARTER] Gilliland; sister and brother-in-law, Angie [GILLILAND] and Jeremiah Thomas (son, Mitchell); brother-in-law, Matthew Gilliland and uncles, Bill (Shelly) Lyon; Matt (Stephanie Campbell) Lyon; Jesse (Nancy) Lyon; niece, Serenity Krannitz and grandmother-in-law, Janice HILL Carter and numerous cousins and friends. Chris was preceded in death by his infant brother, Eric Scott Lyon; father, Mick Krannitz and grandparents, Jesse and Virginia [REED] Lyon; great grandmothers, Thelma [MOUGEY] Reed and Nola Lyon; grandmother-in-law Mabel [GRAHAM] Gilliland and best friend, Matt Rose. Chris enjoyed farming, taking care of horses and cows also hunting. But most of all Chris enjoyed spending time riding four wheelers with his daughters. He graduated in the class of 1999 at Jackson High School where he played football. He was a former member of the Liberty Fire Department and current member of Scioto Fire Department. Friends will call at Eisnaugle-Lewis Funeral Home in Jackson on Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 2 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday April 26, 2010 at the funeral home with Pastor Ron White officiating and burial will follow in Memorial Burial Park, Wheelersburg, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Ohio Valley Bank (any branch) for the Kelli Krannitz family -- Angie (Gilliland) Thomas, trustee. Online condolences to: www.e-k-lewisfuneral.com.


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Title: Recent passings: U.S. and Canada
Post by: admin on May 19, 2010, 08:02:46 AM

JOHN MICHAEL GILLILAND, British Columbia, CANADA
Published in the Victoria Times-Colonist from 5/11/2010 - 5/15/2010
GILLILAND, John Michael Died at home in Victoria on Wednesday, May 5th, 2010. Born on April 13th, 1939 in Victoria he is predeceased by his first wife Margaret and survived by his second wife Corinna. He leaves behind sons Peter and Mark, stepchildren Michael and Kika, his sister Jane Patterson and her family, as well as a huge group of relatives and friends who will miss him a great deal.
Archivist, scholar, lecturer, actor, magician and clown all were facets of John. His schooling started at Norfolk House Kindergarten through Margaret Jenkins Elementary then on to Vic High where he made his mark as an actor and long-distance runner. He distinguished himself academically by graduating with the highest Grade Point average in the province's history to that time. He went on to study at Vic College, UBC, Cambridge University (where he spent most of his time with the student Magic Circle), and Memorial University in Newfoundland where he received his PhD. He returned to the west coast and eventually to Victoria in the mid 1970's where he became deeply involved with the Victoria Magic Circle and Langham Court Theatre. Later on he became an invaluable member of the Friends of the Library (where his ability to shift boxes of books almost as big as himself was greatly appreciated). Everyone benefited from John's amazing memory, his attention to detail, his incorrigible sense of humour and his insatiable curiosity about anything and everything.
A celebration of John's life will be held at Langham Court Theatre (his "home " away from home) on Saturday, May 15th starting at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers donations to either the Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Victoria Theatre Guild would be appreciated. Condolences may be offered at www.mccallbros.com 588726

DIANE BARBARA (Gilliland) CHIERIGHINO, California to Arizona
Published in The Arizona Republic on April 25, 2010
Diane Barbara (Gilliland) Chierighino transitioned from this world on April 2, 2010 after a four-year long struggle with emphysema. She was born December 10, 1928 in California, graduated from Beverly Hills High School and attended Pomona College. For several years she was a model/actress in Hollywood. After marriage and divorce, she moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1963 with her two children. After she married Mike Chierighino, she pursued a career in journalism as a staff writer and contributing editor for the Scottsdale Progress Newspaper and published many magazine articles in national magazines. Diane was a 40-year member of MENSA and served as the local chapter president in Phoenix from 1972 to 1974. In 1996, she and Mike moved to Prescott. Here she began a new vocation as a water color artist. Many of her paintings have been sold locally and to out-of-state art buyers.
Diane is survived by her loving and devoted husband Mike of 43 years, son Steven Bolander of Prescott Valley, daughter Kim Reynolds of Phoenix, daughter Chris Kasper of Sweeny, Texas, son Conald Chierighino of Richmond, Texas and adopted daughter Zoe Forrester of Phoenix. She leaves behind thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Diane will be long-remembered for her wit, grace, talent and concern for others.
Particular gratitude is extended to The Hospice of The Pines of Dewey for their kind and wonderful care, and especially to Linda, Kathy, Jan and JJ and all the others. Cremation and internment will be private, but there will be a celebration of her life on Sunday May 2nd at her home in Prescott from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Hospice of the Pines of Dewey or the Yavapai Humane Society in her name will be deeply appreciated.

THOMASINA GILLILAN, Illinois to Hawai'i
Published in Honolulu Star Bulletin on May 7, 2010
May 2, 2010
Thomasina Gillilan, 93, of Ewa Beach, a nurse and automobile dealer, died in Ewa Beach. She was born in Champaign, Ill. She is survived by daughter Barbara Ann. No services.

MARY LOUISE (Cook) GILLELAND, Kentucky
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on May 1, 2010
Mary Louise Cook Gilleland, 85, of Elizabethtown, Ky., and formerly of Wrights, died Thursday, April 29, 2010, in Kentucky.
She was born April 17, 1925, in Wrights. She was the daughter of John Faulkner and Charity Bell Guthrie Cook. She married George T. Gilleland. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Cathy Spencer of Elizabethtown, Ky.; two sons, Leon (Debbie) Gilleland of Alvaton, Ky., and Carl R. (Jayne) Gilleland of Bowling Green, Ky.; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a foster son, Billy Gilleland; and two brothers, Floyd and Verne Cook.
Mrs. Gilleland was a member of the United Pentecostal Church in Elizabethtown.
Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Monday at Hickory Grove Cemetery near Wrights. Memorials may be made to Hosparus of Elizabethtown at 105 Diecks Drive, Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2444. Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse is in charge of local arrangements. Condolences may be left online at www.mackeydaws.com.

BRITTANY NICHOLE GILLELAND, Maryland to Virginia
Published in Roanoke Times from May 15 to May 16, 2010
Brittany Nichole Gilleland, 21, of Blacksburg, Va., died Thursday, May 13, 2010, at her home. She was born in Baltimore, Md. on September 30, 1988. She is survived by her parents, Daniel and Lisa Huffman Gilleland, of Blacksburg; sister, Danielle Gilleland and fiancé, Wayne Stump, of Christiansburg; two stepbrothers, Dustin and Dalton Smith, of Blacksburg; grandparents, Bill and Linda Huffman; uncle, Bob Gilleland, all of Baltimore, Md.; several other aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends, Brittany Blankenship and Xavier Barker, of Blacksburg.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 20, 2010, at 11 a.m. in the Sunnyside Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Les Shelton officiating. Interment will follow in the Westview Cemetery Blacksburg. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Sunnyside Pentecostal Holiness church. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.

RICHARD C. WIEDEMAN, Massachusetts to New Hampshire
Published online on 5/13/2010 courtesy of C.E. Peaslee and Son, Inc.
East Wakefield, NH:
Richard C. Wiedeman, age 52, of Province Lake Rd, died at his home May 8, 2010.
Born in Needham Massachusetts on August 4, 1957 the son of the late Frederick E. and Marguerite E. (Gilliland) Wiedeman Sr., he was raised in Dover Massachusetts and moved to East Wakefield, NH with his family many years ago.
Richard worked for Ossipee Aggregates, having progressed through several different positions, including the role of scale master that he held at the time of his death.
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Richard also enjoyed gardening, landscaping and working on several home improvement projects.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law: Richard F. and Rebecca M. Wiedeman of Dover, NH, his fiancée: Kathy J. Clark of Franklin, NH, 2 brothers: Frederick E. Wiedeman Jr. of Medway, ME and Robert C. Wiedeman of East Wakefield, NH, 1 sister Gail Garland of Sanbornville, NH, and 2 nieces: Tina L. Glidden of Sanbornville, NH and Amy Garland-Anderson of Fayetteville, NC.
A Memorial service will be held at 1:30pm on Sunday May 23, 2010 at the Peaslee Funeral Home 2079 Wakefield Road in Sanbornville, NH. To express online condolences please visit www.peasleefuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Richard’s memory to the American Cancer Society or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

RAUL GARZA, Nebraska
Published in The Grand Island Independent on 5/8/2010
Raul Garza, 50, of Grand Island died Friday, May 7, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center following a brief illness.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home. Cremation will take place following the service with burial of ashes in the Grand Island Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mr. Garza was born May 12, 1959, at Chicago to Joel and Esther (Cerda) Garza.
He was welcomed into heaven by an infant son, Mario Garza.
Survivors of the immediate family include a daughter, Kiley Garza of Kearney; his parents of Villa Del Carmen, Mexico; and three sisters, Thelma Zafer of Naperville, Ill., Eva Sanchez and Elisa Brizuela, both of Chicago.
Additional survivors include his former spouse, Kerry Garza of Grand Island.
Raul was raised and received his education in Chicago and Monterrey, Mexico. He was united in marriage to Kerry E. Gilliland on May 21, 1982. He has lived in Grand Island since 1981, where he worked for Swift from 1981-2005, the Crisis Center for 12 years as a group facilitator and also FedEx. He was a translator and volunteered for the Heartland United Way Campaigns.
A memorial fund will be established in his name.
Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com.
Sign the guestbook at www.theindependent.com/obits.

JAMES GILLILAND, Nevada
Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on May 10, 2010
James Gilliland, 83, of Sparks, NV passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Renown Medical Center. He was a retired Greyhound bus driver and mason. He is predecesed by his wife of 51 years, Betty. He is survived by his daughters; Shirley Gilliland (Pat) of West Point, CA, Barbara Schirato (Marc) of Walnut Creek, CA, Susan Gilliland of San Diego, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at the Rainbow Bend Club House in Sparks, NV at 2 p.m.

BRENDA L. DILLARD, Ohio
Published in the Springfield (OH) News-Sun
    Brenda L. DILLARD Linson, 65, of Springfield, was released from a courageous, 14 year battle with pancreatic cancer and joined her Heavenly Father on Monday morning, May 17, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Clark County on October 2, 1944 the daughter of William and Dorothy KNISLEY Dillard. Brenda was a graduate of Miami University at Oxford, received her Master's degree, and completed a long career as an elementary school teacher at South Vienna Elementary School. She was a member of Hillside Church of God where she taught youth Sunday school and had been director of vacation bible school. Brenda enjoyed nature, traveling, and watching old movies, but her greatest joy was in spending time with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her father and step-mother, William and Betty Dillard of South Charleston; husband of 43 years, Gene A. Linson; daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Daniel Gilliland of Troy, Pennsylvania; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Lennie Linson of Springfield; and eight grandchildren, Brandt, Mackenzie, Brendal, Landon, Tauryn, Rowyn, Baelin, and Elias. Also surviving is her brother and sister-in-law, Gary Michael and Patricia Dillard of South Vienna and a niece and nephew, Pamela and James Dillard. She was preceded in death by her mother; a niece, Michelle Dillard; and Gene's parents, George and Clara Linson. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. A celebration of Brenda's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday in the Hillside Church of God, 2021 Hillside Ave., with Rev. George Reed and Rev. Mike Criner officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hillside Church of God. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com

GARY KEPLEY, North Carolina
Published in Salisbury Post on May 6, 2010
SALISBURY - Mr. Gary Kepley, 67, of Salisbury, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at Carolinas Specialty Hospital in Charlotte.
He was born Jan. 21, 1943, in Rowan County, son of the late Garner Webster Kepley and Bertha Kepley Kepley.
Mr. Kepley attended Granite Quarry High School, the first year of East Rowan High School and graduated from Boyden High School, lettering in three sports at each school. His senior year in 1961, he was awarded the Rowan County Athlete of the Year. He earned a full scholarship to Clemson University and played under Coach Frank Howard.
He most recently attended Nazareth Community Church. He previously attended Trinity Wesleyan Church and taught Sunday School at Triplette United Methodist Church. As a child, he attended Faith Baptist Church.
Following college, he was recruited by Wiscasset Mills in Albemarle in the Management Training Program. Continuing his career in Human Resources, he worked for Cone Mills in Salisbury. He was instrumental in the start-up of MANN Truck & Bus, Inc. and Freightliner TMP in Cleveland. He retired after 20 years of service in 2006.
Mr. Kepley raised and showed World Champion Paint Horses, winning three World Champion and two Reserve Championship Titles.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rose K. Arey.
Mr. Kepley is survived by his wife, Gail Gilleland Kepley, whom he married Sept. 28, 1986; sons Justin P. Kepley and wife Amber of Salisbury, Brett E. Goodman and wife Heather of Cleveland; daughters Lynne K. Robinson and husband Doug of Salisbury, Lindsey K. Hamrick and husband Justin of Rockwell, Stacey G. Moore and husband Cory of Mt. Ulla, Katie B. Kepley of the home; sister Shirley K. Russ of Faith; and grandchildren Garrison, Gannon and Gibson Kepley, Jez Hamrick, McKenzie and Chase Miller, Landynn Hinson and Jaelyn and Caden Goodman.
Service: The funeral will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday at Faith Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Mike Shoaf and Rev. Ernest Mullins. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.
Visitation: The family will receive friends at Faith Baptist Church from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Memorials: May be made to Nazareth Community Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 444, Rockwell, NC 28138.
Powles Funeral Home is assisting the Kepley Family. Online condolences may be made to www.powlesfuneralhome.com.

ROBERT T. GILLILAND, North Carolina
Published in the Durham (NC) Herald-Sun
ROUGEMONT -- Mr. Robert T. Gilliland, age 68, of Rougemont, died, Friday, March 26, 2010, at Rose Minor Health Care Center in Durham.
A native of Person County, he was the son of the late Walter Tune Gilliland and Pearl Jones Gilliland. Mr. Gilliland was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former employee of Revlon. He attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 3 p.m. by the Rev. Keith Williams. The family will receive friends from 1:45 until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Barbara O'Brian Gilliland; one son, Christopher Robert Gilliland of Raleigh; one brother, Huel Gilliland of Roxboro; two sisters, Kathy Pulliman and Deborah Vining, both of Roxboro and one sister-in-law, Ann E. Choplin of Rougemont and one brother-in-law, Richard E. O'Brian of Raleigh. Mr. Gilliland was preceded in death by Steve D. Gilliland; father and mother-in-law, Malcolm F. and Margaret B. O'Brian.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1171 Hwy. 158 West, Oxford, NC 27565 or Alzheimer's Association, Eastern N.C. Chapter, 400 Oberlin road, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605.
For online condolences go to www.gnvfh.com and select obituaries. Gentry-Newell Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of Assisting the Gilliland family.

BARBARA E. (Gilliland) CONNOR, Nova Scotia, CANADA to Massachusetts
Published in Lowell Sun on May 9, 2010
Barbara E. Connor, formerly of Chelmsford; 91
SHALLOTTE, NC -- Barbara E. (Gilliland) Connor, age 91, former resident of Chelmsford, passed away on May 6, 2010.
She was the beloved wife of the late Rufus Connor.
She was born July 24, 1918 in Rossway, Nova Scotia, a daughter of the late Ernest and Laura (Cossaboom) Gilliland.
Barbara was a former member of Matthews Memorial Primative Methodist Church in Lowell. She is survived by her son, Victor Connor, and wife, Darlene, of South Carolina; grandson, Anthony Price; two granddaughters, Debra Masker and Leah Elliott, and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 11th in the Pine Ridge Cemetery, Chelmsford, MA. Family request in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the N. Myrtle Beach Humane Society, 409 Bay Street, N. Myrtle Beach, SC 29852. Arrangements by BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. www.blakefuneralhome.com

MARCELLA JANE GILLILAND, Ohio
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from May 8 to May 9, 2010
GILLILAND Marcella Jane Gilliland, age 93, of Columbus, OH passed away peacefully on May 3, 2010, in Springfield, VA, where she has lived with her son since 2001. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be missed. She was a member of the Karl Road Baptist Church. Survived by her son, Michael Gilliland of Springfield, VA; and granddaughter, Kathleen Gilliland of Arlington, VA. Marcella was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Frank Gilliland, her son Larry Gilliland, and her brother Harold Turner. Friends may call Monday 10 a.m.-12 noon, EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave., where funeral service will be held at noon. Dr. William L. Snider officiating. Interment Silent Home Cemetery. www.evansfuneralhome.net

BOBBIE F. GILLILAND, Ohio
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on April 21, 2010
Bobbie F. Gilliland, 83, passed away on April 17, 2010.
No funeral services, cremation has taken place. (ADAMS MASON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 330-535-9186)

EILEEN MONACHINO, Ohio to North Carolina
Published in The Plain Dealer on April 22, 2010
EILEEN BENSON MONACHINO, 93, passed away peacefully Friday, April 16, 2010 in Asheville, North Carolina. Born in Montpelier, OH, and raised in Chicago, she was the daughter of the late Porter Lewis Johnston and Clara Gillilan Johnston. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Derrill Johnston and sister Adelle Huff, and two husbands, Richard James Benson and William J. Monachino. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Eileen was an active member of Parma South Presbyterian Church and, later, First Lutheran Church of Strongsville, Ohio. She was an avid reader and served as a volunteer at both the Parma and Strongsville Public Libraries and also vounteered at Parma Community Hospital. She took great pleasure in gardening and was a member of the Parma Garden Club. A true beauty, both inside and out, she will be greatly missed, and lovingly remembered for her warmth, grace and joyful spirit.
Surviving are her daughters, Darleen Benson and husband Bruce Richardson of Asheville, and Sandra Benson of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Kimberly Baum, Katy Baum, William Monachino III, and Beth Ann Monachino, and six great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held in North Olmsted, OH on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at Sunset Memorial Park. The family requests memorials to John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, Asheville, NC or to Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc., Dr. Edmund J. Aleks Memorial Research Fund. An online register is available at www.ashevillemortuaryservices.com

OLIVE MAE GILLILAND, Pennsylvania
Olive Mae Gilliland died peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 2, 2010.
She was born in Mineral Springs, PA on August 15, 1920, the daughter of Irvin R. Stewart and Fama Zoe (Stevens) Stewart.
Mae was the widow of William S. Gilliland and the beloved mother of Brenda Foor Gumula and Deanna Foor Owens. In addition to her daughters, she is survived by three siblings, Irvin R. Stewart Jr., Jimmie Lee Stewart and Isabel Peavy.
She was pre-deceased by one brother, George W. Stewart and her granddaughter, Wendy Shugarts-Abbate.
Mae enjoyed her role as grandmother to Brett Owens, Brian Owens and Stephen Shugarts. She felt herself blessed to have five great-grandchildren and two great-great granddaughters.
She will be missed by many dear friends and family whose lives she enriched over many years. Mae loved life and enjoyed her church, bridge and social clubs, travel, music and theater.
Friends will be received at the Bennett & Houser Funeral Home, Inc. in Clearfield on Tuesday, May 4 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services for Mrs. Gilliland will be held at West Side United Methodist Church on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Clearfield Foundation for Health and Hospice, P.O. Box 992, Clearfield or to the West Side United Methodist Church, 317 Nichols St., Clearfield.
To send an on line tribute go to www.bennettandhouser.com or www.mem.com

EDWARD PAUL "EDDIE" GILLILAND, Tennessee
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on May 1, 2010
GILLILAND, EDWARD "EDDIE" PAUL - age 34, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, April 27, 2010. Eddie was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. He was an avid Tennessee Vol fan and a Ford lover. Preceded in death by dad, Ernie Parton; grandparents, Walter and Jane Baranowski; brother, "Little Ernie" Parton. Survived by wife, Brandie Gilliland; son, Dylan Gilliland; daughters, Kayla Ann Gilliland, Hayden Gilliland; mother, Carole Parton; brothers, Richard and Kenneth Gilliland, John Andrew Parton; sisters, Patricia Wolfenbarger, Joyce Holbert, Barbara Posey, Rose Siler, Ruth Parton; several nieces and nephews. Service, 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Mynatt Funeral Home Chapel, Fountain City, Rev. Eddie Sawyer officiating. Family and friends will meet, 1:45 p.m., Sunday, Caledonia Cemetery for interment at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Edward Gilliland Memorial fund, c/o Sun Trust Bank. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, Mynatt Funeral Home Fountain City. www.mynattfh.com

BETTY ANN LEE GILLELAN, North Carolina to Virginia
Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on May 12, 2010
GILLELAN, Betty Ann Lee, 70, is with her Lord as of May 6, 2010. She was born March 8, 1940 in Dunn, N.C. to the late David Sexton Lee Sr. and Lillian C. Byrd Lee. She is survived by her husband, Thomas "Gil" Gillelan; and beloved dog, Buffy; brother, David S. Lee Jr. (Elise) of Dunn, N.C.; sister, Neili Lee of Greensboro, N.C.; three nieces, four stepchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat- grandchildren.
She was a graduate of Campbell College and received a Master's degree of social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She retired as a foster care supervisor with Chesterfield County Social Services. She attended Third Presbyterian Church. Her Sunday school and Bible studies were a deep integral basis in her daily life.
Memorial services will be held May 15, 2010, 2 p.m. at Third Presbyterian Church, 600 Forest Ave., Richmond, Va., and May 16, 2010, 2 p.m. at Leslie United Methodist Church, 277 Stewart Rd., Dunn, N.C. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Good Samaritan Ministries, Richmond, Va.; Third Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va.; Hospice of Virginia, 2621 Grove Ave., Richmond, Va.; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , Memphis, Tenn.; Virginia Home for Boys and Girls, Henrico, Va.

MARY HART GILLILAND, Wisconsin to Canada
Published in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix from 4/22/2010 - 4/24/2010
Mary Hart Gilliland March 21, 1940 April 19, 2010 Mom's life ended peacefully at home, as was her wish. Mary was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, USA. She lived in various places, settling in Saskatoon. She is survived by her son, Sean (Bernie) Alyssa, Taylor, Emily, Tucker; her brother, Maurice (Michele), Ben (Gwynn), Pamela, Elie in Texas. She is predeceased by her husband, Marshall in 2004.
Mary and Marshall taught at the U of S for many years. Mary met many friends thru her teaching and her involvement with nature and birdwatching. With her cancer diagnosis, she became involved with and an advocate for improving cancer care for patients. Among her many talents, quilting became her favorite. In her later years, quilting gave her the opportunity to travel the globe searching for that elusive piece of fabric.
At her request, there will be no funeral service. She wanted her friends to join in a celebration of her life. This will take place May 2, 2010 from 4:00 7:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Church Hall, 114 Kingsmere Place (corner of Taylor St. and Kingsmere Blvd.) with food and drink. Please bring any stories, remembrances or anecdotes about Mary you may wish to share. If you can't attend, but want to share your story, please send to gillilands@sasktel.net


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Title: Re: Recent passings: Ohio
Post by: admin on May 26, 2010, 06:20:11 AM

The obituary below has been submitted by Judy Erwin Cornick.

MARION DALE "BUD" DIXON, Ohio

XENIA (Oh) DAILY GAZETTE., WED., 26 MAY 2010:
Marion Dale 'BUD' Dixon, Sr., age 79, of Xenia, peacefully passed into the presence of his Savior at Kettering Hospital on Monday, May 24, 2010, after a valiant attempt to recover from his second open heart surgery. Born to Henry Burris and Sylvia Belle (Gilliland) Dixon of Jackson, Ohio, on July 5, 1930, Bud is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Garnet Edwards, Ann Cox, and Betty Grow, and brother Roger Dixon, all of Dayton. Bud is survived by Rosie, his loving and loyal wife of 59 years, and their five children, two son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law, eleven grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren — oldest daughter Cindy McCoy and her husband Allen of Summerville, SC, their son Jason, his wife Tracie and their daughter Elizabeth of Columbia, SC, granddaughter Emily Olson, her husband David and their children, Wyatt, Julia, and Gracie also of Summerville, SC; daughter Cristy Kettering and son-in-law Ken of Beavercreek, granddaughter Leah Kettering Scott, her husband Patrick, and their daughters Faith and Presley of Lexington, SC, grandson Kyle Kettering and wife Mary, living in Helsinki, Finland, granddaughter Krista Kettering of Beavercreek, and grandson Tyler Kettering, his wife Ali (Labig), and their son Logan of Boiling Springs, NC; son Dale Dixon, his wife Cheri (Hupman) and their three sons Shawn Gephardt, his wife Jessica (Wedderburn) and their two sons, Jordan and Gavin of Xenia, Burris and his wife Maria (Jones) of Beavercreek, and Royce and his wife Anna (Colaner) of Chicago, daughter Diane Dixon, her daughter Mercedes Tenorio of Xenia, and daughter Denise Davis of Xenia, her daughter Tiffany Hart, her husband Dustin, and their son Davis of Clayton, Indiana, sister Carol O’Cull of Dayton and brother Mike Dixon and his wife Marti (Mack) of Jamestown, as well as several nieces and nephews. Bud was a 52-year resident of Xenia and attended Emmanuel Baptist Church. He retired in 1988 after 40 years with GM Delco Moraine. His passions were his family and his gardening, and he enjoyed generously sharing his knowledge and harvest —especially his tomatoes — with family, friends, and neighbors. In addition to being a master gardener, he loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. As a skilled woodworker/craftsman, he found great satisfaction using these skills to help his family. He was affectionately known as Papa by his grandchildren and will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Dixon Family Farm with a memorial celebration service immediately following at 8 p.m. The farm is located 10 minutes from Xenia at 1934 Needmore Road in Caesarcreek Township, which can be reached by taking US 68 South from Xenia, turning left on Ireland Road, and then turning right at the stop sign onto Needmore Road. The farm is a ½ mile on the left. (Signs will be posted at all turns.) A private family burial is scheduled at Valley View Memorial Gardens in Xenia. Arrangements are being handled by long-time family friends at Neeld Funeral Home in Xenia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marion’s memory to the American Heart Association or the Cardiac Care Unit at Kettering Medical Center, whose staff lovingly and professionally provided care to him in his last days. Condolences may be made to the family at www.NeeldFuneralHome.com


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Title: Recent passings: Ruth Preston, Lucasville, OH
Post by: admin on June 19, 2010, 07:28:26 PM

From the Portsmouth Daily Times
Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ruth Preston

Ruth Louise Preston, 85, of Lucasville, died Friday, June 18, 2010, at Southern Ohio Medical Center.
She was born June 22, 1924, in Oak Hill, Ohio, a daughter of the late Glendon Lee and Lucy Jane Gilliland Johnson.
Ruth was a homemaker and 1943 Jackson High School graduate.
She is survived by her husband, Robert "Junior" Preston; three sons, Robert G. (Robyn) Preston of Lucasville, Larry D. (Patty) Preston of West Portsmouth, and Keith (Margie) Preston of Palm Bay, Fla.; three grandchildren, Larry Dean Preston, Amanda Rea Preston, and Kellie (Jeremy) Null; two great-grandchildren, Brady and Riley Null.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ray Johnson and Herbert Johnson; and two sisters-in-law, Jean and Charlotte Johnson.
Graveside services will be conducted at noon Tuesday, June 22, 2010, in
Lucasville Cemetery, with David Cottrell officiating. Friends may call 6 to 8
p.m. Monday at the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville.
Junior and Ruth's family would like to extend a special thank you to Kim Evans for the wonderful care and companionship she gave to Ruth.


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Title: Recent passings: AL, CO, GA, IL, IN, KS, MO & OTHER
Post by: admin on June 29, 2010, 04:21:28 PM

BERTICE JEWEL (Gilliland) WILLIAMS McLEOD, Alabama to Florida
Published in Pensacola News Journal on June 5, 2010
Bertice Jewel Williams McLeod passed away peacefully on June 1, 2010 with her daughters by her side. She was born on March 25, 1919 in Moore's Bridge, Alabama to Mack C. Gilliland and Ida Hinton Gilliland. Bertice, also called "Bert", was known for her beautiful smile that would light up a room. Bert was a loving, caring, smart and strong person. She was a wonderful southern cook and shared her love of cooking with her family. All of her girls spent time learning her kitchen secrets. Family was very important to her and she taught her family to treasure each other and spend as much time as possible together. She also enjoyed music and dance. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Arthur Cecil Williams and her second husband Andin Capps McLeod. Survivors include her daughters, Faye Williams Groves (Jack) of Pensacola and Jeannine Williams Maloy Bartlett of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Surviving grandchildren are Leslie Groves Kahn (Louis), Debbie Maloy Peck (Steve), Suzanne Groves Johnson and Stephanie Groves, all of Pensacola and John Kelly Maloy (Tory) of Berwyn, Illinois. Surviving Great-Grandchildren are Ashley and Alan Kahn, Amber and Molly Johnson and Olivia and Elizabeth Maloy. We wish to thank the staffs of Wesley Haven Villa Assisted Living Facility, Assisting Seniors, and Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Inpatient Residence for the wonderful care they provided.
Visitation will be on Sunday, June 6th at 2:00 pm at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel with services following at 3:00 pm. Pallbearers will be Jack Groves, Louis Kahn and Danny Groves. In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Fountain of Love Fund at Wesley Haven Villa or Covenant Hospice.
BAYVIEW FISHER-POU CHAPEL, 3351 Scenic Highway, is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be offered at www.bayviewfisher-pouchapel.com.

STEVEN L. GILLILAND, Alabama
Published in The Birmingham News on June 17, 2010
GILLILAND, STEVEN L., 44, of Birmingham, AL passed away at his home on Monday, June 14, 2010. He was a graduate in Business from Auburn University and a graduate of Nursing from Troy State University. He was a member of Edgewood Presbyterian Church. While working he was a director of nursing at Baptist Montclair Hospital and currently was a medical IT consultant. He is survived by his loving parents Willis and Martha Gilliland; brother Bruce Gilliland (Kelly); nephews Ben and Daniel Gilliland; special friends Kevin Henderson and his children Clay and Mary Erwin Henderson; and a host of other loving family and friends. There will be a celebration of life on Thursday, June 17, 2010 beginning at 11:30 AM with a visitation from 10:30 until 11:30 all taking place at Edgewood Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Edgewood Presbyterian Church or North Shelby Baptist Church debt retirement fund.

JAMES (JIM) GILLILAND, Colorado
Published in Denver Post on June 6, 2010
James (Jim) Gilliland, 87, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 29, 2010. He was born September 15, 1922 in La Junta, CO and lived in his favorite city, Denver, the majority of his life. Jim was a pilot with the Army Air Corp in WWII. At war's end he moved on and earned his engineering degree from the University of Nebraska and master's degree in chemical engineering from Harvard. He married the first love of his life, Elizabeth "Betsy" Gilliland, after the war - she preceded him in death in 1990. Together they had 3 children, Jimmy Bert (who died shortly after birth), Judy (David) Stratford of Phoenix and Michael (Susan) Gilliland of Colorado Springs. With Betsy he had 3 grandchildren, Heather Ellison, Heidi Rosen, and Ryan Gilliland, and 3 great grandchildren, Kyle Ellison, Spencer Rosen and Ashleigh Rosen. After Betsy died he married the second love of his life Katherine "Kiki" Gilliland in 1992, who survives him. He is also survived by 4 step daughters, Susan McAlonan, Sally McAlonan, Kathy Golightly, Amy Jaeger and 6 step grandchildren, Shawn Thompson, Grant and Cole Golightly, Jake, John and Jena Jaeger, who all granted him the honor of calling him Papa. While with the University of Colorado Medical Center after his Masters program Jim was one of the early pioneers in researching the effects of radiation poisoning - as a result he worked extensively with the Atomic Energy Commission during its inception. Later as Director of Environmental Control for Climax and AMAX he was part of a group that was instrumental in laying the framework for establishing a viable working relationship between the mining industry and environmental concerns years before the concept and popularity of Earth Day. One of the projects he was most proud of was assisting in the development of the Henderson Mine in Colorado. Jim was a lifetime Shriner and 32th degree Mason. One of his greatest joys and gifts was planning trips, going to different places and meeting new people from all nationalities and becoming lifelong friends with many of them. With Betsy he started his world wide travels that continued after his marriage to Kiki. He was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. His greatest attribute, however, was that he was a gentleman to all. He will be greatly missed. Services will be held at Fairmount Mortuary, 420 S Quebec Street in Denver on Wednesday, June 9th, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Schlessman YMCA, 3901 E. Yale, Denver, CO 80210. To extend on-line condolences please go to fairmount-mortuary.com.

JOHN WILLIAM GILLILAND, Georgia
John William Gilliland, 61, of Woodstock, GA, went home to be with the Lord on June 4, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Mr. Gilliland was a construction superintendent for many years throughout the southeast area.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jill Gilliland; son, Joshua Anson Gilliland; daughter and her partner, Megan Elizabeth Gilliland & Adam Maxwell; grandchildren, Brooke Renee Gilliland and Aiden Maxwell, all of Woodstock; sister, Nancy Jo McCarter; brothers and sisters-in-law, Andy & Pat Gilliland, Jack & Faye Gilliland, all of Maryville, TN; best friends, Kent Woods and his entire family; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorial services will be held 2:00PM Wednesday, June 9, 2010 in the chapel of Woodstock Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 1:00PM until service time on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John's honor to The American Cancer Society, 1825 Barrett Lakes Blvd., Suite 280, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

FLORINE GILLILAND, Georgia
Published in Gwinnett Daily Post on May 30, 2010
Florine Howard Gilliland, age 86 of Buford, GA died Friday, May 28, 2010. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, June 1, 2010 at 2:00pm at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. Rev. Chris Holland will officiate. Interment will follow at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth. The Family will receive friends on Monday, May 31, 2010 from 2 to 4 and again from 6 to 8 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gilliland was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Paul Gilliland. Daughter Shelba Gravitt and Grandson, Doug Moore. Surviving are Daughter, Shirley Moore, Buford. Daughters and Sons In-law, Linda and Wayne Strickland, Flowery Branch, Joyce and Henry Taylor, Buford and Ellen and Rick Boyd, Monticello. 14 Grandchildren, 27 Great Grandchildren, and 6 Great Great Grandchildren. Sister, Rosa Mae Abercrumbie, Jefferson. Mrs. Gilliland was born in Marietta, GA and was a life long resident of metro Atlanta. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Marietta. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel 770-945-6924 www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

THOMAS SPIELMAN, Illinois
Published in Rockford Register Star from June 10 to June 11, 2010
Thomas W. Spielman, 80, of North Fort Myers, formerly of Seward, Ill., passed away Monday, May 31, 2010, at home, with his loving wife by his side. Born May 24, 1930, on the family farm in Seward, the son of Howard and Leona (Fonkin) Spielman. Graduated from Winnebago High School in 1948. Tom married Dorothy Gilliland in Winnebago on July 3, 1948, soon to be 62 years. He farmed his entire working life in the Seward area and was a lifetime member of Seward Congregational Church where he served as usher, trustee, and helped wherever he was needed. Tom was a 4-H leader, served on the Winnebago School Board, and was a trustee for Seward Township for 22 years. Tom is lovingly survived by his wife, Dorothy; children, Deborah Butts, Terry (Jeanie), Brenda (Dan) Prezell and Elaine (Lon) Sawdey; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Yvonne and Lynn. Predeceased by his parents; brother-in-law, Robert; and sister-in-law, Jean.
Celebration of Tom's life at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, in Seward Congregational Church, with the Rev. Ronald C. Farb officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Hope Hospice or Seward Congregational Church. Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago.

PAUL R. REARICK, Indiana to Michigan
Published in Lansing State Journal on June 22, 2010
Paul R. Rearick Following a brief stay at Cleveland Clinic, Paul passed away June 20, 2010 at Hospice of the Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio, at age 85. Mr. Rearick worked all his life in sales. He was a member of the Durand City Council from 1968 through 1987, serving three terms as mayor of Durand. June 17, 2010 was proclaimed Paul R. Rearick Day in the city of Durand in recognition and admiration of the life and times of a man who provided leadership and support to his community.
Services will be held at Watkins brothers Funeral Homes, Durand Chapel on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at 11:00a.m. Rev. John Walworth will be officiating with burial to follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Owosso. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 3-5p.m. and 6-8p.m.
Mr. Rearick was born March 6, 1925, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of John Ray and Maurine (Lewis) Rearick. He was a graduate of Eaton High School, IN, in 1943. He served his country in the Navy during WWII in the South Pacific from March 1943 through March 1946. He married Bonnie Totems on August 8, 1949 in Owosso: she died on August 9, 1999. He married Patti Gilliland in December of 2001 in Clearwater, FL: she died in February of 2008.
He lived most of his life in Durand, and wintered in Largo, FL. He was a member of the Durand Rotary Club, Durand Union Station, Shiawassee County Historical Society, Durand United Methodist Church, Durand VFW, and the American Legion. In 1988 he published the book "Durand - It's Heritage 1887-1987". In 2003, the Paul Rearick Golf Complex was dedicated in his name at Michigan State University. Rotary International honored him with the Paul Harris Fellow award in 2010.
Survivors include; his son and wife, Doug and Carol Rearick of Brighton, daughter, Sharon Rearick of Owosso, granddaughter, Katie Rearick of Brighton; sister, Martha Binger of Flint, sister-in-law, Marjorie Rearick of Durand, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Bonnie; his second wife, Patti; and his brother, Bobbie Gene.
Memorials are suggested to the Durand Union Station, Shiawassee County Historical Society, or the Durand United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com

WILLIAM BILL COPE, Kansas
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on June 10, 2010
William Bill Cope, 86, passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at Midland Hospice. Bill was born January 29, 1924, on a small farm near Dennison, KS the son of Walter Hatton Cope and Della May Gilliland Cope. Bill attended grade school in a one room school near Holton, KS. He graduated from Holton High School and attended KSU one year before joining the Merchant Marines during WWII. He served on ships in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific from 1943 to 1946. His final trip took him around the world. Bill followed that service in the CB Reserves for 12 years.
In 1943 Bill married Lois-jo Cope of Topeka. They had met on a 4-H trip several years before. Bill spent many years in steam boiler maintenance at Topeka Country Club, Peacock Laundry, Crosby Brothers and Washburn University. He later sold and appraised real estate, retiring in 1989. Bill and Lois-jo owned many rentals, with Bill teaching his children to remodel and care for them. He was a member of the Wakarusa Masonic Lodge, York Rite and a long time member of the West Side Christian Church. In his spare time he and Lois-jo enjoyed square dancing, playing cards with their many friends and traveling.
Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Richard and his son, Steven. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Lois-jo; daughter, Cheryl and son-in-law, Jim Svetgoff; sons, Rodney Cope, David Cope and daughter-in-law, Karen Cope; sister, Elizabeth, Chicago. Bill is also survived by six grandchildren; two great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Bill was a hard worker, a good provider, loving husband and father. He will be missed.
Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at West Side Christian Church, 432 Lindenwood Ave, Topeka KS 66606. Funeral service will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to West Side Christian Church and T.A.P. or donors choice sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Rd., Topeka KS 66614. Online condolences may be sent www.kevinbrennanfamily.com.

MARIE KATHRYN (Huffman) SANDERS, Missouri
Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on June 18, 2010
Marie Kathryn (Huffman) Sanders of Carrollton, MO, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond, MO.
She was born August 13, 1927 in Wakenda, Missouri to the union of John Melvin Huffman and Lucille Gilliland.
In addition to her husband Lynn, Marie is survived by a sister, Jean Famuliner of Carrollton, MO; three sons, Gary and wife, Cheryl of Carrollton, MO, Bill and wife, Nancy of Carrollton, MO, Charles Ed and wife, Carol of Sedalia, MO; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Marie was a homemaker and an active farm wife. She loved farm life with Lynn and her family. She rejoiced in the new life on the farm with animals, growing crops and always had a large well attended garden. She was active in the farm community and a very her family and especially enjoyed getting together for Sunday dinner after church. Marie was a renowned cook delighting her family and friends with delicious dishes ,especially angel food cake and hot rolls. All these wonderful things Marie enjoyed doing before her declining health over the last several years.
Visitation will be held Saturday, June 19, 2010 from 9:30-10:45 with services following at 11:00 a.m. at the Bittiker Funeral Home. Burial will be in Carroll Memory Gardens.
The family suggests contributions be made to the Shirkey Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Richmond, MO or the United Methodist Church in Carrollton, MO. They may be left at or mailed to Bittiker Funeral Home, 1201 N. 65 Hwy., Carrollton, MO 64633.

MR. RICHARD HOWARD GILLILAND, New Jersey to Connecticut
Richard Howard Gilliland passed away on June 3 at the Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven after a long illness. Richard was born June 28, 1927 in Jersey City, New Jersey, the son of Ellen Whidden and J. Leland Gilliland. He is survived by his wife, the former Joan Van Schelt.
Richard grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and after graduating from Teaneck schools, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served with the Marines in the North China campaign with the 1st Division of the 5th Marines. After discharge from the Marines Richard attended Syracuse University and had a long and successful career in the food industry. In the thirty years prior to his retirement in 1998 Richard was employed by Comet Rice Mills, Houston Texas. Richard was a member of Christ Church, Guilford, CT and St. Alban's Masonic Lodge in Guilford. He was also a longtime member of the Mosaic Lodge in Ridgefield Park, NJ.
In addition to Richard's wife Joan, he is survived by his daughter Leigh Czech and her husband Jerome of Branford, a son Richard Howard Gilliland Jr. of Essex and grandchildren Jonathan Callahan, Lindsey Callahan, Elizabeth Callahan all of Madison and Richard Howard Gilliland III and Tori Gilliland both of Essex. Also survived by a brother William Gilliland of Pompton Plains, NJ and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother James Gilliland.
Requiem Eucharist service will be celebrated in Christ Episcopal Church, 11 Park St, Guilford on Monday June 7 at 11 am. Burial will be held privately. Memorial Donations may be made in Mr. Gilliland's memory to Christ Church Rectory Restoration Fund, 11 Park St, Guilford, CT 06437. Arrangements in care of the Guilford Funeral Home, 115 Church St, Guilford. For more information or to send an online condolence for the family, please visit www.GuilfordFuneralHome.com

ROWENA BOLICK, North Carolina
Rowena Cascaddon Bolick, 75, wonderful mother, grandmother, friend and cook, of Statesville, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 2010, at Gordon Hospice House. She was born April 3, 1935, in Iredell County, and was the daughter of the late Espy Mitchell Cascaddon and Cordie Gilleland Cascaddon. Mrs. Bolick was a 1953 graduate of Celeste Henkel High School. On March 31, 1980, she was married to the late Clell "Bo" Bolick in Conway, S.C. She was a member of Mountain Road Baptist Church and previously worked 17 years for Black Pontiac.
Mrs. Bolick is survived by two daughters, Teresa Johnson and Jeannie Parkinson, both of Statesville; a daughter-in-law, Margaret Bolick, of Statesville; a sister, Linda Stewart, of Statesville; four granddaughters, Danielle Meyer, of Concord, April Kincaid, of Georgia, Ashley Sweet, of Conover, and Summer Johnson, of Statesville; a grandson, Travis West, of Florida; three great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bolick was preceded in death by a brother, Allen Cascaddon; a sister, Faye Pope; and a stepson, Larry Bolick.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mountain Road Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamie Fox officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625; and to Mountain Road Baptist Church, 132 Compton Park Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family of Ro Bolick.

BOB L. GILLILAND, Tennessee
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from June 7 to June 11, 2010
GILLILAND, Bob L. - age 78, of Knoxville, formerly of Oak Ridge went to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, June 6, 2010. Bob was a member of Knoxville Christian Center. He was a retired Electrician Foreman from TVA. Bob was a member of the IBEW and Tullahoma Masonic Lodge #262. He was a veteran of the U S Army during the Korean Conflict.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Reece Gilliland and mother, Eva Fairchild Gilliland. He is survived by his wife Bettye Gilliland; daughter, Suzanne St. John and husband, Todd of Murfreesboro; sons, Adam Gilliland of Winchester, Robert Gilliland and wife, Gina of Pulaski; step daughter, Garilyn Lanclos and husband, Curtis of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Machelle and Kelli Gilliland, Amy and Andrew St. John and Christian Lanclos; sisters, Martha Cutaia, Pat Jordan and husband, Larry all of Texas; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel with interment on Wednesday at the East Tennessee State Veterans' Cemetery with full military honors conferred by the East Tennessee Veteran's Honor Guard. Click Funeral Home Farragut Chapel, 11915 Kingston Pike is serving the family of Bob Gilliland. www.clickfuneralhome.com

JEFF HUGH GILLILAND, Texas
Published in The Advocate from June 10 to June 11, 2010
Jeff Hugh Gilliland, 70, a resident of Slaughter and native of Longview, Texas, died Tuesday, June 8, 2010, at Lane Regional Medical Center, Zachary. He retired after working for more than 26 years for AT&T.
Visitation at Charlet Funeral Home Inc., Zachary, Friday, June 11, from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Burial in Azalea Rest Cemetery.
He is survived by a daughter, Wendy Gilliland Wood and her husband, Peter Wood, of Dallas; two sons, Jeff Hugh Gilliland Jr. and his wife, Brandi Gilliland, of Katy, Texas, and Sammy Lee Gilliland and his wife, Janice J. Gilliland, of Brookshire, Texas; stepdaughter, Stacie Haynes and her husband, Chris, of Zachary; mother, Mary Mathis, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sisters, Martha Grandy and her husband, Cork, and Mary Thompson; three brothers, Lowell Gilliland and his wife, Barbara, Ralph Mathis and his wife, Lynda, and Ron Mathis and his wife, Laura; sister-in-law, Lorene Mathis; and three grandchildren, Colton Baker, Ashley Gilliland and Paige Wood. Preceded in death by his father, Marion Gilliland; stepfather, James Mathis; sisters, Gloria Letuvine and Margaret Wortman; brother, Jamie Mathis; and wife, Judy Gilliland.
He served in the Navy as a sonar man, petty officer second class. He lived as a Christian and his family is happy to know that he is with Jesus. Share sympathies, memories, and condolences at www.CharletFuneralHome.com.

DOVE MORRIS GILLELAND, Texas
Published in Star-Telegram (Fort Worth) on June 29, 2010
Dove Morris Gilleland, 81, died Sunday, June 27, 2010. Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Crosier-Pearson-Cleburne. Survivors: Sons, Walter (Lonnie Dean), Edward and Bill Gilleland; sisters, Ruth Stevenson, Kathy Harrell and Lorraine Campbell; 17 grandchildren.

SARAH GILLILAND RICH, Texas
Published in Star-Telegram (Fort Worth) on June 11, 2010
Sarah Gilliland Rich, 67, of Corinth passed away Monday, June 7, 2010, in Denton. Funeral: 2 p.m. Friday at Hawkins Chapel. Interment: Paradise Cemetery. Survivors: Husband, D Edward; daughters, Lori, Tracy, Melisa; siblings, Joe, Gaylord and Paula.



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Title: Recent passings: AL, AR, CO, GA, ID, IL, IA, & others
Post by: admin on August 19, 2010, 03:03:19 PM

CANDI MICHELLE HOLZER, Alabama to Colorado
Published in the Canon City Daily Record
Candi Michelle Holzer was born in Gadsden, Ala., on February 18, 1981, and passed away July 28, 2010, at the Denver University Hospital surrounded by lots of family and friends.
She graduated from Florence High School in 1999 and attended CSU-Pueblo where she graduated with a degree in psychology in May 2010. Candi received many awards for her research in psychology and was the president of the Psychology Club. Candi was also a mentor to other cystic fibrosis patients.
Candi enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by Clint Calnan (husband); her parents, Janice Elaine and Jon Lawhead; brothers, Eric and James; sister, Christina Finney; grandmother, Margaret Beck; uncles, Jim Gilliland and Ed Gilliland; aunts, Sue Gilliland and Kim Emmons; nephews, Aydan, Ezekial, Alexander, Deven, Kenny, Seth and Jacob; and niece, Elizabeth.
She was preceded in death by her grandfathers William Beck and Kenneth Gilliland; and uncle, Gary Beck.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2010, at The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 E. Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs.
Funeral Service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, August 7, 2010, at The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 E. Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs.
Candi was passionate about finding a cure for cystic fibrosis and the family requests memorial contributions to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Donations may be made through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website at http://www.cff.org/LWC/dsp_donationPage.cfm?idEvent=13299&idUser=407730.

MAUDELLE M. GILLILAND, Alabama
Maudelle M. Gilliland, 87, a resident of Montgomery, died August 2, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband Lt. Col. Gilbert L. Gilliland, USAF (Ret). Survivors include her son, John Gilliland and one daughter, Linda M. Pepper. She is also survived by her favorite granddaughter Linzy DeBoer (Matt). Family and friends will gather for a graveside service, Thursday, August 5, 10:00 AM at Greenwood Cemetery. Leak-Memory Chapel Directing www.leak-mc.com

MR. ROY OLIN "Buddy" GILLILAND, Alabama
Published in The Daily Home on July 28, 2010
ROCKFORD - Roy "Buddy" Olin Gilliland, 77, of Rockford died Monday, July 26, 2010 at Hatley Health Care, Clanton. He was born on Monday, March 13, 1933 in Coosa Co., son of the late J.E. Gilliland and the late Lois Amy Guy Gilliland. Surviving are his sister, Virginia G. Hughes; four brothers, Don Gilliland, Joe Gilliland, Robert Gilliland, and Jimmy Gilliland; numerous nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, J.E. and Lois Amy Gilliland; sister, Elizabeth McGrady.
Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held Thursday, July 29, at 11 a.m. at Sardis Baptist Church, Coosa Co., with the Rev. Jeff Hardy officiating. Flowers ok or donate to Cerebral Palsy. Martin Funeral Home directing. www.martinfuneralhomeinc.com

WILLIAM KENNETH McNAIR, Alabama
Published in The Gadsden Times on July 26, 2010
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Forrest Cemetery for William Kenneth McNair, 85, Gadsden, who passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010. The Rev. Taylor Gallman will officiate. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services directing.
Mr. McNair was a native and longtime resident of Gadsden. He graduated from Emma Sansom High School and attended Auburn University. He was the head bookkeeper at McNair Drug Company until his retirement, a veteran of World War II and was a member and the original organist at Alabama City United Methodist Church. Those preceding him in death were his parents, Wallace D. McNair and Edna Frances Gilliland McNair; and brother, Don McNair.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Mariella McNair; nephew, William J. McNair, Smith Lake, Cullman; niece, Michelle (Mark) Garrard, Whorton Bend, and children, Ashleigh and Cole; and niece, Donna McNair Fuller, Attalla, and children, Seth and Dillon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any favorite charity.
There will be no visitation. Condolences may be offered at www.collier-butler.com.

TOMMIE EVELYN GILLILAND, Alabama
Published in The Gadsden Times on July 13, 2010
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at Morgan Funeral Chapel for Tommie Evelyn Gilliland, 79, Rainbow City, who died Monday, July 12, 2010. The Rev. Harvey Beck will officiate. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, Reece City. Morgan Funeral Chapel and Crematory directing.
Mrs. Gilliland was a native and lifelong resident of Etowah County. She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Gilliland; parents, Tom and Idell James; parents-in-law, Byron and Rozella Gilliland; and sister, Imogene (Bob) Duke.
Survivors include sons, Stephen (Carol) Gilliland and Jimmy (Susan) Gilliland; grandchildren, Robin Gilliland, Leigh Gilliland and Adam Gilliland; brother-in-law, Henry (Ann) Gilliland; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Special thanks to Karen Payne, Laina Smith, Lindsey Flannagan, Sonya Overstreet, Jeannie Tallent and the entire staff of Alacare Home Health and Hospice. A special thanks to caregivers Ruth Barron, Debra Watters and Brenda Robershaw; and cousin, Pat Coffey.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Bethany Cemetery Association Fund, c/o Gail Minshew, 802 Valley Drive, Attalla, AL 35904, or to the American Cancer Society .
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Morgan Funeral Chapel.

CLEO CECIL GILLILAND, Arkansas
Cleo Cecil Gilliland, 62 of Springdale died Wednesday, July 28, 2010 at his home. He was born December 10, 1947 in Greenville, South Carolina to Frank Domer and Edith Louvenia Smith Gilliland.
Cleo worked in construction. He enjoyed fishing, crafts and woodworking.
Survivors include one son, Joshua Frank Gilliland of Springdale; two daughters, Tammy Michelle Gilliland Hicks and husband Charles of Elkins and Allison Kelly Thomas of Springdale; five brothers, Joseph Gilliland of South Carolina, David Gilliland of South Carolina, Larry Gilliland of North Carolina, Harold Gilliland of South Carolina and Thomas Gilliland of Oklahoma; four sisters, Francis Stewart, Jeanette Duncan, Doris Boyke and Elizabeth Wilson all of South Carolina; five grandchildren, Anthony Thomas and wife Jenna, John P. Denaro, Jr., Amanda C. Denaro, Joshua N. Gilliland and Isiah G. Gilliland; one great grandchild, Tripp M. Thomas and good friends, William and Diana Gregory, Skip McLoud and Jimmy Smyth.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 3, 2010 at 2pm at First Baptist Church of Lowell with Rev. Gary Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Monday, August 2, from 5 to 7pm at Sisco Funeral Chapel of Springdale.
To sign the guestbook online please visit www.siscofuneral.com or www.facebook.com/siscofuneralchapel

DORTHA MAE GILLILAND, Arkansas
Dortha Mae Gilliland, 74, of Hot Springs, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those who loved her on Saturday July 17, 2010. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert & Lessie (McBurnett) Pierson and her daughter, Darla Teel.
She is survived by her husband, Wilbert “Tiny” Gilliland of Hot Springs; daughter, DiAnne & husband David Scarpa of Vineland, NJ.; son, Don & wife Jacque Holmes of Hot Springs; daughter, Debbie Holmes-Farr & Warren Farr of Hot Springs; son-in-law Richard Teel of Malvern; brother, Don Blair of Little Rock; sister, Joyce Overton of Malvern; 6 grandchildren & 2 great grandchildren.
A Memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday July 21, at Gross Funeral Home.
Guest register at http://www.grossfuneralhome.com.

DELIA CECILIA GILLILAND, Colorado (orig. from Pennsylvania)
Published in The Flume, Bailey, Colorado
Como Postmaster Delia Cecilia Gilliland went home to be with Jesus on Monday, July 5, 2010, at 11 a.m. She was born on July 26, 1943, in Monroe County, Pa., to Franklin B. and Margaret M. (Lord) Miller. She grew up on the family farm with three brothers and six sisters. After high school she met the love of her life, Arthur S. Gilliland, and they were married shortly after. After five years of marriage, the family moved to Miami, Fla. In 1983 they relocated to Park County, Colo. They soon took up residence in Como, and Delia went to work for the Park County Sheriff's Office as the county switchboard operator. When she retired from the county in the late 1990s, she devoted herself to the running of the Como Mercantile and Post Office. She has been Como's postmaster for 15 years. Some will remember her in her patriotic "Let's Roll" car. She has been active in the community and always made herself available to those who needed an ear to listen or a shoulder to cry on. She has always been a devoted wife, a dedicated mother and in later years a wonderful "Maga" to her 10 grandchildren. She enjoyed an active life with her family hunting, fishing and exploring the Boreas Pass area for years. The Fourth of July was her favorite holiday, and this year was the first she was too ill to help the family in the annual food booth. She had been battling cancer for the past 10-plus years. She had her ups and downs and in the end trusted in the Lord to give her the strength to go on. She has many friends in the community who will miss her.
She is survived by her loving husband, Arthur Gilliland, of Como, Colo.; her daughter Julie Hammond and grandchildren Holly and Brad of Denison, Texas; her daughter Shirley and son-in-law Ed McGuire, and grandchildren Eddie, Rachel, Megan, Padrick, and Ian of Pueblo, Colo.; son Arthur Jr. and daughter-in-law Lisa Gilliland, and grandchildren John, Niki, and Julie of Jefferson, Colo; and her beloved sister Serena Miller, of Como, Colo. The family had a private ceremony for her at the Como Cemetery on Tuesday. Cards can be sent to P.O. Box 168 Como, CO 80432.

RALPH WOFFORD, Georgia
Published in the Madison Journal, Madison County, Georgia
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Ralph Wofford, 71, formerly of Jackson County, died Tuesday, August 3, 2010.
He was the son of the late Hoyt and Maudell Gilleland Wofford of Jefferson.
Survivors include his wife, Marian; a son, Jay; and daughters, Paula and Frances, all of Greenville, S.C.; brothers, Lewis (Reba) and Allen (Barbara) Wofford, Jefferson, and Earl (Deborah) Wofford, Comer; and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Thursday, August 5, from the Graceland Mortuary and Cemetery in Greenville, S.C.
Graceland Mortuary, Greenville, S.C., was in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAM T. MINOR, Idaho
Published in Idaho Statesman on July 28, 2010
William T. Minor passed away on Sunday July 25th due to prostate cancer. He was born on June 19, 1936 to Will and Lucille Gililland in La Luz, N.M. When William was very young, Lucille remarried Donald Minor, who adopted William. He is survived by his wife Dorothy J Minor, his sister Donna Flowers and a brother, Jack Gililland. William (Bill) and Dorothy were married for 49½ years.
Bill was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954. He also served in the Arizona National Guard as an airplane mechanic. Bill graduated from Arizona State University with a BS in education in 1964 and a MS in education in 1965. He taught from 1967 to 1998 for the Boise School district. Bill and his wife Dorothy spent their retirement years traveling to many countries. They also spent many summers in Valdez, Alaska, where they enjoyed salmon fishing. There will be no services at Bills request. Cremation is under Aclesa Chapel. Dorothy wishes to thank the St. Luke's Hospice for the good care they gave Bill. In lieu of flowers, donations could be given to St. Luke's Hospice, the Idaho Food Bank, or the Idaho Humane Society.

NANCY JANE GILLILAND, Illinois
(1933 - 2010)
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on August 6, 2010
Nancy Jane Gilliland, 77, of Jacksonville, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, at Barton W. Stone Home.
She was born April 15, 1933, in Greasy, the daughter of Byron and Merle McAnn Dugger. She married Junior Dale Gilliland in Rockwall, Texas, and he preceded her in death on June 19, 2007.
She is survived by five sisters and two brothers, Betty Jean Banks of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Mary Beddingfield of Jacksonville, Richard Dugger of Scottville, Ruth Reynolds of Olive Hill, Ky., Ida Kay (Chuck) Gause of Canton, Mo., Shirley Allen of Mechanicsburg, and Byron (Tandra) Dugger of Smithfield; many nieces and nephews; and special friends June Trone and Carol "C.J." Flynn, both of Jacksonville. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Lindy, William (surviving wife, Genea of Strafford, Mo.) and Robert Dugger.
Mrs. Gilliland was a graduate of Northwestern Community High School in Palmyra. She had worked 28 years for C.J. Flynn Enterprises. She was known as the "Chicken Woman" and for being a very hard worker. Nancy was a member of the Baptist faith. She was very active with the Democratic Party and was a member of the Jacksonville Area Pigeon Club, Morgan County Audubon Society, Ebenezer Group and was involved with the Jacksonville Senior Center.
Graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Scottville East Cemetery. The family will meet friends 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville. Memorials are suggested to Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church. Condolences may be left at www.buchanancody.com.

LYLE GILLILAND, Illinois
Published in the News-Gazette. Champaign, Ill
URBANA – Lyle "Pete" Gilliland, 72, of Urbana died at 11:41 p.m. Friday (Aug. 6, 2010) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Grandview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Champaign. The visitation will be one hour before the service in the mausoleum.
Mr. Gilliland was born on July 12, 1938, in Urbana, a son of Aldon and Pearl Johnson Gilliland. He married Carolyn Ann Sieward on April 17, 1974. She died in 1998.
He is survived by two daughters, Donna Gilliland of California and Kelly Hogan of Maine; two sons, Billy Gilliland of Maine and Mark Gilliland of Thomasboro; four sisters, Joyce Brownfield and Marilyn Hardig, both of Urbana, Patsy Wood of Indiana and Dolly Smith of Champaign; and two brothers, Terry Gilliland of Urbana and Frank Gilliland of South Carolina.
Pete attended Champaign schools and joined the U.S. Navy in 1955. He served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Leyte Gulf. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1959 with the rank of E-5.
He was a member of Laborers Local 703. Later he worked as a bartender at Kelly's Brass Rail and the Old Fashioned. He enjoyed watching sports, especially his favorite team, the Chicago Cubs. He also enjoyed camping, fishing, boating and bowling.
His favorite hobby was learning about and discussing history.
He was preceded by his parents and his beloved brother, Gerald "Cracker" Gilliland.
Memorials made be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Condolences may be offered online at www.owensfuneralhomes.com.

MARGARET M. VOLMER, Illinois
Published in Courier News, Elgin, Illinois
Margaret M. Volmer "Marge" (nee Gillilan) Age 95 of Elgin passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at Provena St. Joseph Hospital, Elgin following a short illness. For 70 years of her life she served Provena as a student, graduate of St. Joseph School of Nursing, staff nurse, head nurse and auxiliary volunteer. She was a lifetime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Elgin.
Surviving are her five children, George (Mary Ann) Volmer, Marjorie Collins, Carol Volmer, Mary Rose (Ted) Sellitti and Martha (Mark) Blaesing. She was a proud grandmother of 14, great-grandmother of 21, great-great-grandmother of eight and dear sister of Dorothy Knaak. She was preceded in death by her husband, George W. Volmer on November 14, 1996, a sister, Mary Ann Carlin, four brothers, Raymond, Albert, Joseph Gillilan and a brother in infancy, Raymond and a her son-in-law, Allen Collins.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 10 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and on Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of mass in the church. In lieu of flowers memorials in her name may be given to Provena St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary to benefit nursing scholarships. www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

OLIVER RALPH GILLELAND, Illinois
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from July 10 to July 11, 2010
Oliver Ralph Gilleland, 83, of Granite City, Ill., born March 2, 1927, in Granite City, Ill., passed away at 7:35 p.m. on Thursday, July 1, 2010, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Ill.
The United States Air Force veteran served during the Vietnam War and retired on July 31, 1966 as a staff sergeant after 20 years of dedicated and honorable service. In 1993, he retired from National Auto Supply in Granite City, Ill. He enjoyed woodworking, electrical work and always his time spent fixing and tinkering with things around the house and always found a way to incorporate duct tape into these projects. He will be remembered for the love of his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Dean Gilleland; parents, Fred Scott and Mary Gilleland; and many brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his daughter, Vivian (David) Snitker of South Carolina; two sons, Michael (Jaye) Gilleland of Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Ronald Lynn Gilleland of Carlyle, Ill.; nine grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; one brother, George Gilleland of Oregon; one sister, Virginia Butler of Granite City, Ill.; other extended family and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home and may be accepted at the funeral home.
Funeral: In celebration of his life, services were held on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, at Irwin Chapel in Granite City, Ill. Burial with full military honors was held at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Ill.

DONALD GILLILAND, Iowa
Published in the The Oskaloosa Herald, Osklaoosa, Iowa
DEC. 16, 1939 — AUG. 6, 2010
SIGOURNEY — Donald E. Gilliland, 70, of Sigourney, passed away Friday Aug. 6, 2010, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City.
Upon Donald’s request, he was cremated. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 20, at Pennington Cemetery in rural Sigourney. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be sent to Carroll Assistance Center PO Box 414 Wheatland Iowa 52777. Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Sigourney is caring for Donald and his family. Condolences may be e-mailed at www.powellfuneralhomes.com under obituaries.

DAVID MICHAEL GILLILAND, Kentucky (from Alabama)
Published in the Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Kentucky
David Michael Gilliland, 52, of Owensboro died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2010, at Meadowbrook Care Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. David, who was a native of Birmingham, Ala., was a chemical engineer for Dart Polymers in Owensboro. Raised in Atlanta, he was a 1981 graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and loved his work. He said he would never retire. He was a very social, engaging, warm person and a devoted son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. David enjoyed gardening and music, playing his guitar and singing. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, an elder, a member of the choir and served on several committees. His father, H. Daniel Gilliland, preceded him in death in 1989.
Surviving is his wife of 29 years, Jean Gilliland; a daughter, Melissa Gilliland of Louisville; his mother, Ora Lee Gilliland of LaGrange, Ga.; a sister, Linda (Paul) Gilliland Newberry of Conyers, Ga.; a nephew, Hudson Newberry of Conyers; his in-laws, J.L. and Marjorie Towery of Marietta, Ga.; brothers-in-law Jeff Towery of Austell, Ga., and David (Karen) Towery of Acworth, Ga., and their sons, Jack and Luke Towery.
Funeral services for Mr. Gilliland will be at 10 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Jonathan Carroll officiating. Burial will follow in Owensboro Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. There will be no visitation Monday prior to services. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to the American Cancer Society-Cincinnati Hope Lodge or to First Presbyterian Church in Owensboro. Online condolences may be left at www.glennfuneralhome.com.

FRIEDA GILLILAND, Missouri
Published in The Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, Missouri.
Frieda Gilliland, 93, of Ashland went to her heavenly home on Thursday, June 3, 2010, at Ashland Health Care.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 8, at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia. Services will be at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Kevin Shelton officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Frieda was born May 18, 1917, in Falls City, Neb., to Frank and Rosa Spall Lucas. She was married on Dec. 31, 1936, to Robert Gilliland in Hiawatha, Kan.
She was a 1935 graduate of Falls City High School, where she was active in basketball and gymnastics, and she was a member of Sts. Peters and Paul Lutheran Church. While living in Columbia, she attended Calvary Baptist Church and worked for many years as a volunteer at University Hospital. Along with her husband, she owned and worked as the bookkeeper for Mississippi Valley Foods in St. Louis. They moved to Neosho, living there for 17 years, and later moved to Ashland, where they attended Ashland Baptist Church.
Frieda loved gardening, and she enjoyed teaching her family how to sew, knit and crochet.
She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include daughter Barbara Wilson of Columbia; son Gerald “Jerry” Gilliland of Clinton; sister Martha Morrison of Lincoln, Neb.; 10 grandchildren, Vickie Wilson Dauenhauer, Debbie Wilson Trimble, Laurel Wilson Bentley, Michelle Gilliland Halstead, Marc Gilliland, Joshua Gilliland, Brooke Gilliland McKinney, Todd Karr, Tyler Gilliland and Geremiah Gilliland; 21 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Tracey LaForge Jr. and Francis Casey; sister-in-law Vivian Frederick; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, six sisters, three brothers, son-in-law Billy M. Wilson; two nieces; and three nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made to Central Missouri Food Bank, 2101 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, Mo., 65202; Community United Methodist Church, 3301 W. Broadway, Columbia, Mo., 65203; or Calvary Baptist Church, 606 Ridgeway Ave., Columbia, Mo., 65203.
Tributes can be left online at www.memorialfuneralhomeandcemetery.com.

MYRTIS ANN HILL GILLELAN, Nebraska (orig. from South Carolina)
Published in the Lincoln Tribune, Lincoln, Nebraska
LINCOLNTON — Ms. Myrtis Ann Hill Gillelan, 64, of 157 Hillside Drive in Lincolnton, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009.
A graveside service will be held 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at the Westside Baptist Church Cemetery in Maiden with Rev. Gary Smith officiating.
Ms. Gillelan was born April 3, 1945, in York County, S.C., to the late Ruben and Ocie Hullett Hill.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar St., Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton is serving the Gillelan family.

GENE OLIVER GILLELAND, North Carolina
Published in Hickory Daily Record, Hickory, North Carolina
MAIDEN - Gene Oliver Gilleland, 78, of E 150 Hwy, Maiden, went to be with the Lord Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at the Palliative CareCenter and Hospice of Catawba Valley in Newton. Born May 15, 1932, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late William Roy and Grace Lawing Gilleland. He was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church in Maiden, a U.S. Army veteran, retired plant manager of Carolina Glove, and then worked part-time for Car Quest Auto for several years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Danny Carroll Gilleland. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Betty Bell Gilleland of the home; sons, Joel Scott Gilleland and wife, Michelle, of Newton, Ronnie W. Gilleland and wife, Vickey, of Sherrills Ford; daughter, Patti G. Dancoff and husband, Jim, of Lincolnton; grandchildren, Owen Gilleland, Katie D. Hare, Alisha Holbrooks, William Gilleland, Shawn Pope and Jamie Pope; and great-grandchildren, Olivia Pope, Ruby Pope and Penelope Pope.
A service of remembrance will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010, at Mt. View Baptist Church. The Rev. Raymond Hamrick will officiate, and burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Pallbearers will be William Gilleland, Allen Wimberly, Bradley Wimberly, Randy Wimberly, Micah Bell and Thomas Hare. Memorials may be made to the Palliative CareCenter & Hospice of Catawba Valley, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, N.C. 28658; or to Mt. View Baptist Church, 5045 East Maiden Road, Maiden, N.C. 28658. Condolences may be sent to the Gilleland family at www.drumfuneralhome.com The Gilleland family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to Willis-Reynolds Funeral Home & Crematory in Newton.

Elsie Gilleland, North Carolina
Published in Statesville Record & Landmark from August 11 to August 12, 2010
Elsie Bolick Gilleland, 89, formerly of 266 Hamilton Road, Troutman, died Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Mapleleaf Health Care Center. She was born Feb. 24, 1921, in Catawba County, and was the daughter of the late Leroy and Cleo Moss Bolick. She was retired from Uniglass and was a member of Christ Boulevard United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death, on Dec. 19, 2006, by her husband, Edgar Winslow Gilleland. She is survived by a son, Randy Gilleland, of Statesville; two sisters, Hazel Crozier, of Taylorsville, and Fay Eller, of Greensboro; and by two brothers, Broxie Bolick (Carolyn), of Denver, and Glenn "Harry" Bolick, of Long Island.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Westmoreland Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Doub and the Rev. Joe Parker officiating. Burial will follow at Iredell Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association , 222 South Church Street Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family of Elsie Gilleland.

MARY A. (GILLILAND) FALKERSON, North Carolina (orig, from Connecticut)
Published in The News & Observer on August 6, 2010
Mary A. Falkerson, 84, of Raleigh, died Sunday, August 1, 2010 at the Hospice of Wake County Hospice Home.
Mary was born July 13, 1926 in Hartford, Connecticut, to John and Margaret Gilliland.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; son, E. Daniel Falkerson; grandson, Jesse Mellott; and sister, Frances Andrews.
She is survived by her three daughters, Sue Mellott and her husband, Randy of Raleigh; Linda Falkerson of Vienna, Virginia; and Judy Dowdy of Truckee, California; four grandchildren, Carly LaFore and her husband, Paul of Raleigh; Melissa Reff of Vienna, Virginia; Daniel Falkerson of Lake Havasu, Arizona; and Janet Falkerson of Lake Havasu, Arizona; great grandchildren, Isabella and Adriana LaFore of Raleigh; brother, Leo Gilliland of Dunedin, Florida; and sister, Peggy Stamboni of Hartford, Connecticut.
Mary was a strong willed woman who fiercely loved her children and brightened their lives with her Irish sense of humor. She taught them to keep their "chin up," and be grateful for their blessings. Even as she diminished she would say, "Every day is a gift." Her fighting spirit and compassion for those less fortunate will live on.
A memorial service will be held 3:30 p.m. Sunday, August 8, 2010 at the Hospice of Wake County Sanctuary, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, North Carolina, with Rev. Glen Messner officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Wake County.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com

Robert Eugene Gilleland, Oklahoma
Published in The State Journal-Register (Springfield, Ill) on August 12, 2010
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Robert Eugene Gilleland, 81, of Oklahoma City, OK, passed away on August 6, 2010 at Integris Hospice House in Oklahoma City, OK.
Kravanya Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JEAN FRANCES WEAVER, Pennsylvania
Published in Centre Daily Times on August 4, 2010
March 21, 1916 - July 29, 2010
Jean Frances Weaver, 94 years old and lifelong resident of State College, died Thursday, July 29, 2010, at her residence. Born March 21, 1916, Jean was the daughter of the late Maggie Gilliland Sims and Albert Folscheid. Along with her mother, she was raised by her grandparents, Mariah and William (Bill Pickles) Gilliland, and all of her aunts and uncles. She considered her family to be her greatest blessing, and we were fortunate and honored to be able to share her love and appreciate the gratitude she had for her life.
On Aug. 11, 1937, she married the love of her life, Ralph L. Weaver, who preceded her in death on July 9, 1982. Jean is survived by her children, Linda K. Weaver, of Dalton, Dennis H. Weaver (Nan), of Port Matilda, and Elaine A. Weaver, of Boalsburg; her grandchildren, Brian Haldeman, of Gaithersburg, Md., Kevin Haldeman (Erica), of Dalton, Karen Connors (Jeff), of Aurora, Colo., Shannon Weaver, of Port Matilda, Jenny Hur (Dae), of Macungie, and Steven Weaver (Allison), of Port Matilda; and her great-grandchildren, Kaitlin and Jonathan Hur, of Macungie, Haley Weaver, of Port Matilda, Bryce Haldeman, of Dalton, and her namesake, Natalie Jean Connors, of Aurora, Colo. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
As her health failed, Mom's fondest wish in the past year was that she live to see these last two babies come into this world, and she accomplished that with four months to spare. Over those months, the many baby photos that came her way sustained her and left her with a feeling of accomplishment in the circle of life. A lifelong homemaker, Jean was known for her cooking and baking prowess. She loved cooking and baking for others and took great delight in being able to give entrees and baked goods as gifts. Although she had a very wide repertoire, her macaroni & cheese, chicken potpie, and sugar cookies were legendary. As she became unable to spend time in the kitchen, she came to rely on the Food Network, as she could always cook vicariously through her favorite on- screen chefs. She was a 53- year member of State College's Faith United Church of Christ and the Women's Guild, where she tirelessly participated in their holiday pecan sale, preparing funeral dinners, and in the annual strawberry festival. Although rapidly failing, she took great delight in being able to attend and participate in this past June's strawberry festival. Her other volunteer accomplishments included being one of the original Meals on Wheels cooks, helping at Red Cross blood drives, and serving as a teacher's aide at the Corl Street Elementary School. Mom was happiest when she was doing for others and it was evident by the love and selflessness that she put into it. She was young at heart and told anyone who would listen that she loved the life that God had given her.
A celebration honoring Mom's life and spirit will be held Sunday, Aug. 15, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Faith United Church of Christ, 300 E. College Avenue, State College with Pastor Dr. Diane Prosser officiating. A reception will follow the service at Elaine's on Main Street, 200 E. Main St. in Boalsburg. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family at the Centre County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in Jean's memory to one of the following: Faith United Church of Christ, 300 E. College Ave. State College, PA 16801, Home Nursing Agency Hospice Centre County, 201 Chestnut Ave. P.O. Box 352 Altoona, PA 16603, or State College Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 1235 State College, PA 16804. Mom's own last act of compassion was to donate her pacemaker to the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School so that an animal who might otherwise die will be able to live on.
A guestbook can be signed and condolences sent to the family at www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com.

VIOLET M. GILLILAND, Pennsylvania
Published in the Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA
JOHNSTOWN — GILLILAND – Violet M., 92, Johnstown, died July 29, 2010, at Golden Living Center–Hillview, Altoona. Born March 9, 1918, in Johnstown, daughter of the late John and Helen (Tilly) Mishler. Preceded in death by her husband, Harold; son, John; grandson, Richard; great-grandchild, Ryse; and three brothers, Wilbur, Charles and Thomas. Survived by children, Harold Gilliland Jr., Johnstown; Bettie McDaniel, and husband, Carl, Elton; Joyce Glass, and husband, William, Conneautville, Pa.; Jane Kinzey, and husband, Ron, Johnstown; Linda Benford, and husband, George, Seanor, Pa.; Peggy Pringle, Johnstown; and Sarah White, and husband, George Jr., Elton; daughter-in-law, Lydia Gilliland, Boswell; 20 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren; and sisters and brothers, Leona Ruby, Baltimore, Md.; John Mishler, Johnstown; Betty Marucci, Belle Vernon, Pa.; and Kathryn Cavanaugh, Charleroi, Pa. Member of Davidsville Community Church. She had worked for Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Henderson Funeral Home, East Hills, 2503 Bedford St., where service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Pastor Mike Beam, officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Golden Living Center–Hillview, Altoona Hospice or Davidsville Community Church.

MARY ELIZABETH GILLILAND, Tennessee
Mary Elizabeth Gilliland, 86, born August 12, 1923 died July 11, 2010. She was a Charter Member of the First United Penecostal Church in Memphis, TN and a homemaker. She is survived by one daughter Marie Allen of Bartlett, TN and one son Wayne Gilliland of White Bear Lake, MN; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband James Gilliland. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 2010 with Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Northridge Woodhaven Funeral Home with burial in Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery. www.northridgefh.com

Donna Gilleland Stafford, Texas
Published in Star-Telegram on August 8, 2010
Donna Gilleland Stafford, 62, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, passed away Saturday, July 24, 2010, after a long battle with breast cancer. Memorial service: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at the Gardens Restaurant in the Rock Springs building in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Donna was born July 26, 1947, in Dallas to Roy Gilleland and Virginia Chapman. After graduating from Dallas' Woodrow Wilson High School in 1965, she went on to attend Stephen F. Austin State University. She met her fellow student and husband-to-be, John Stafford, there and they married Feb. 9, 1968. John and Donna traveled extensively over several continents throughout their lives together, where they developed an appreciation of the arts and fine cuisine. Donna was an enthusiastic gardener, holistic and metaphysical practitioner, feminist and bargain hunter. She was a devoted mother and mentored her children's friends as well, opening her home to them. Donna began working at American Airlines in 1986 and continued her employment there until she retired this year. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Survivors: Husband of 42 years, John Stafford; son, Chien Stafford; daughter, Shanti Avazpour; granddaughter, Adelaide Avazpour; grandson, Jasper Avazpour; sisters, Lynn Shevack, Gayle Wimberly and Julia Bazan.

MARION A. (GILLILAN) SPAULDING, Vermont
Published in The Burlington Free Press, Burlington, Vermont
MARION A. (GILLILAN) SPAULDING FLETCHER - Marion A. Spaulding, 91, passed away with two loving nieces by her side on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010 in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. She was born in Fletcher on Sept. 28, 1918 daughter of the late George and Effie (Burdick) Gillilan. Marion had been employed for numerous years as a bookkeeper for Pease Grain Company. She was an active member of the Binghamville United Methodist Church and the Fletcher Grange #473. Marion had served as the past Matron of the Order of the Easter Star with both the Temple Chapter #75 and Johnson Chapter #65. She will be greatly missed by all those who had the true privilege to have known and loved her. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Meredith Gillilan of Fletcher, Ardelle Spaulding of Fairfax; and many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her husband, Harmon Spaulding in 1966; her brothers, Earl, Roy, David, Cleon, and Walter; and her sister, Ethel J. Snide.
At Marion's request there will be no public visiting hours or services held. Memorial contribution in Marion's memory may be made to Binghamville United Methodist Church, c/o Charles Tinker, 629 Fairfax Road, Cambridge, VT 05444, or the Binghamville Cemetery, c/o Becky Neopolitiano, 648 Fletcher Rd, Cambridge, VT 05444. Arrangements are by John D. Workman A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel, 1176 Main Street, Fairfax, VT 05454. The family invites you to share your memories and online condolences by visiting www.awrichfuneralhomes. com.



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Title: Recent passings: AZ, CA, MO, NV&LA, SC
Post by: admin on August 30, 2010, 05:40:08 AM

[B]CAROL JEAN VANN, Arizona (orig. from Minnesota) [/B]
June 17, 1936 - August 6, 2010
[I]Published in StatesmanJournal on August 18, 2010 [/I]
TUCSON Ariz. - Carol Jean Vann, 74, was born June 17, 1936 to parents William David Gilliland and Margaret Marcella Colby of Minneapolis, Minn. After moving to Salem, Carol attended North Salem High School. She worked at Meier & Frank and modeled for the company at the Elsinore Theater. They would call her 'pins' because everything she wore needed safety pins. She then worked for the Statesman Journal for 22 years, first in the classifieds department, and soon after in outside sales. She was very successful. Upon retirement she moved with husband, Wayne Vann to Tucson, Ariz. She greatly enjoyed golfing and cruising. She was a longtime member of the Elks Lodge. Her favorite song was Sinatra's "I Did It My Way", and she lived her life just that way.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Wayne Vann. She is survived by her only daughter, Lucinda (Art) Ward of Vancouver, Wash.; three grandchildren, Nattalie (Greg) Jensen, Amanda Pierce, and Marshell Wright; and four great-grandchildren, Blake, Heath, and Lorelei Pierce, and Mattison Jensen.
Private services will be held. We know and take comfort she has joined the Lord.

[B]HARRIETT JANE GILLILAND, California (orig. from Illinois) [/B]
(1923 - 2010)
[I]Published in Ventura County Star from August 22 to August 25, 2010[/I]
Harriett Jane Gilliland of Camarillo died on Aug. 13, 2010 after a brief illness. With children by her side, she passed quietly into the sunset with dignity and in peace.
She was born Harriett Jane Bell on Aug. 7, 1923 in Beardstown, Ill., and moved to California during WWII to live with her sister. She met and wed Robert (Bob) Gilliland at a Beardstown reunion picnic in 1944 and they remained a happily married couple for 55 prosperous years. Harriett and her family moved to Camarillo in 1969 and she immensely enjoyed her 41 years in the tranquil coastal community that she so loved.
With her husband as a willing accomplice, they were incurable wanderers having spent many days traveling the world. The inseparable couple was fortunate to have shared those many wonderful adventures with both family and close friends. They marveled at exotic places from the decks of cruise ships, the dome cars of trains and through the windshield of a motor home they enjoyed traveling in.
Her home, full of endless photographs and memorabilia, is a testimony to a happy and very rich life. Her treasured family heirlooms will be a constant reminder of her noble life, the love that she so freely shared. Although Bob passed away in 2001, Harriett remained extremely close to her extended family and many friends for the rest of her years.
She took a great deal of pride in the birth of a great-grandchild this year and proudly celebrated her 87th birthday with her adoring family. She was one of those rare souls who was beloved, cherished by all, and everyone that knew her was touched by her kindness.
We mourn her passing but we are also so very grateful that she graced our lives. Not a day shall pass without fond memories of her humor, love and compassion.
She is survived by her two children, four grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
A persons greatness is judged not by a few good deeds, "That best portion of a good persons life is their little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love." -William Wordsworth. By that measure, Harriett Gilliland was indeed a truly great person!
Arrangements are under the care of Conejo Mountain Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Road, Camarillo, CA 93012; 805-482-1959.

[B]D. WILLIAM "BILL" GILLILAN, Missouri[/B]
[I]Published in Kansas City Star on August 21, 2010 [/I]
D. William "Bill" Gillilan, 79 Higginsville, MO died Thursday, August 19, 2010. Services Sunday, August 22, 2010 2pm First Baptist Church, Higginsville, MO. Visitation 7-8pm Saturday at Hoefer Funeral Home, Higginsville 660-584- 3400. Memorial contributions to Kansas City Hospice or Amer. Heart Assoc.

[B]HAZEL LOUELLA (GILILLAND) WALLACE, LA to NV (orig. from Virginia) [/B]
[I]Published in Shreveport Times on August 19, 2010[/I]
LAS VEGAS, NV - Hazel Louella Wallace died Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a short illness. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time at Osborn Funeral Home. Funeral services will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2010 in the Chapel of Osborn. Burial will follow Centuries Memorial Park.
Mrs. Wallace was born in Norfolk, Virginia, on September 19, 1918 to Earl and Hazel Gililland. She was preceded in death by T. D. Wallace, her beloved husband of more than 50 years. Mrs. Wallace is survived by one brother, Al Gililland and wife, Jean of Bossier City, LA; three sons, Ted Wallace and wife, Lupe of Minden, NV, Lloyd Wallace and wife, Mariel Johnson of Las Vegas, NV and Steven Wallace and wife, Ann of Abita Springs, LA; three grandsons; four granddaughters; and seven great grandchildren; as well as a number of other loving friends and relatives.
Mrs. Wallace graduated from Fair Park High School in 1936 and from Meadow-Draughan School of Business in Shreveport. She was a secretary for Bethlehem Steel for a number of years as well as a realtor for the real estate company which she and her husband owned and operated.
Mrs. Wallace was a member of Morningside Methodist Church for many years before moving her membership to Mangum Memorial United Methodist Church where she remained active in W.M.U. and the church choir before moving to Las Vegas to be close to her family. She was an accomplished pianist and vocalist and never refused a request to play the piano.
Mrs. Wallace was a member of the Morningside Chapter of the Eastern Stars as well as a member of Queen Esther Rebekah Lodge #14 of Shreveport. She served as Noble Grand of Queen Esther Lodge and was elected President of the Rebekah Assembly of Louisiana. In 1975 she was elected President of the International Association of Rebekah Assemblies. In 1997 she was presented with a pin honoring her for fifty years of service in the Rebekahs.
Mrs. Wallace will always be remembered for her wonderful smile and great big warm hugs. She was a positive influence for people both young and old not only in Shreveport but all over the world and she will be deeply missed.

[B]RAYMOND DOYLE GILLILAND, South Carolina[/B]
(1950 - 2010)
[I]Published in The Greenville News on August 22, 2010 [/I]
Raymond Doyle Gilliland, husband of Gail Youngblood Blythe Gilliland, died Friday at his home.
Also surviving are his children, Jeffery Gilliland and Allison Allen, both of Simpsonville; five brothers; two sisters; and twelve grandchildren.
Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Monday at Gray Mortuary, Pelzer with services following. Burial: Greenville Memorial Gardens.
The family is at the home.


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Title: Recent passings: AL, GA, KS, MI, CAN, OH, PA, SD, TN, TX
Post by: admin on September 30, 2010, 07:42:18 AM

[B]DESSIE OZELLA GILLILAND, Alabama[/B]
[I]Published in Tuscaloosa News on September 20, 2010[/I]
NORTHPORT Dessie Ozella Gilliland, age 99, of Northport, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 18, 2010, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Funeral Home with Rev. Glenn Kennedy and Rev. Billy Carl Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Auburn Gilliland, and grandson, Ricky McMichael.
Survivors include her daughters, Ruth McMichael, Ruby Perrigin (Raiford), Viola McAteer, and Odessie Anders; grandchildren, Steve Perrigin, Donna Jayne McMichael, Mike Anders (Kathy), and Lisa Whitcomb (Danny); and great-grandchildren, Balea, Matthew and Michael Perrigin.
Pallbearers will be Raiford Perrigin, Matthew Perrigin, Mike Anders, Steve Perrigin, Michael Perrigin, and Danny Whitcomb.

[B]TRAMMEL CULLEN GILLILAND, Georgia[/B]
[I]Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on September 14, 2010[/I]
Trammel Cullen Gilliland died on September 12, 2010. He was born in Dalton, Georgia on October 3, 1943 to Harold Cullen Gilliland and Gwendolyn Parker Gilliland. He was an honor graduate from Dalton High School in 1961 and served as Youth Governor of Georgia that same year. He graduated from Emory University, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1965. Cullen attended the University of Virginia School of Law, and graduated in the top 10% of his class. He joined the law firm of Hurt, Hill, and Richardson in Atlanta, Georgia, and later helped establish the law firm of Gray, Gilliland, and Gold. His law practice specialized in product liability and aviation defense work. He will be remembered for his love of family and friends, and his caring for anyone in need. He brought enjoyment to everyone with his keen sense of humor and storytelling ability. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Jeanne Cofield Gilliland who is retired from CDC and an active member of Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, brother Stephen Gilliland and his wife Suzanne Gilliland, aunt Elizabeth Edwards, son Andrew Gilliland and his wife Joy Gilliland and their children Claire and Benton Gilliland, daughter Alice Gilliland and her children Kate and Edie Gilliland, mother-in-law Hazel Cofield, sister-in-law Mary Kay Cofield Wright and brother-in-law Max Perry Wright. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Masonic Home of Georgia residential children's home, 1417 Nottingham Dr., Macon, GA 31211. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 1 o'clock at Patterson's Arlington Chapel where there will be a brief reception prior to the interment at Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel, 173 Allen Rd, NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.

[B]DARRYL WAYNE WALKER, Georgia[/B]
(December 16, 1964 - September 20, 2010)
Mr. Darryl Wayne Walker, age 45, of 180 Kelly Loop, Buchanan passed away Monday, September 20, 2010. Mr. Walker was born in Atlanta on December 16, 1964. He was Jimmy Wayne Walker and the late Nancy Lee Gilliland. Mr. Walker was a self-employed heating and air technician. Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Lanier Walker of Buchanan; two daughters, Brittney Nichole Walker of Buchanan and Kimberly Diane Walker of Metter; two sons, Darryl Wayne Walker, Jr. of Hampton and Jimmy Dewayne Walker of Bremen; father Jimmy Wayne Walker; two sisters, Christina Dawn Hall of Tallapoosa and Robin Denise Harris of Hampton; one brother, Michael Glenn Walker of Temple; four grandchildren, Darryl Riley Walker of Buchanan, Brycien Paul Walker of Buchanan, Braylon Carter Brock of Buchanan and Easton Jace Walker of Bremen; and a number of other relatives. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. from Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel. Following the service the body will be cremated. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel & Crematory of Buchanan is in charge of the arrangements.

[B]DOROTHY E. TUDHOPE, Kansas[/B]
[I]Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on September 14, 2010[/I]
Dorothy E. Tudhope, 85, of Topeka, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2010. She was born January 20, 1925 in Columbia, MO the daughter of Chase and Mabel (Brewer) Gilliland. Dorothy lived with her Aunt and Uncle Emma Jane and Delmer Daly after her mothers death. They later adopted her. After moving to Topeka, she graduated from Topeka High School. After WWII, she married Howard W. Tudhope on November 3, 1945. Dorothy worked several places during and after the war. In later life, she worked at Ed Marlings for 10 years and 5 years at Aldersgate Village. She has been an active member of Potwin Presbyterian Church for many years. She enjoyed traveling, decorating and crafts. She is survived by her husband, Howard, her son, John and wife, Carole of Lees Summit, MO; two grandsons, Stephen and his wife, Heidi; Timothy and one great-granddaughter, Saffron Rose Tudhope. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday September 15, 2010 at Mt. Hope Mausoleum Chapel, 4700 SW 17th, Topeka, KS. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Potwin Presbyterian Church 400 Washburn, Topeka, KS 66606 or Topeka Rescue Mission, 600 N. Kansas Ave. Topeka, KS. 66608. Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel is assisting the family. To leave a message for the family on line, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.

[B]OLIVE E. LANCEY, Michigan[/B]
[I]Published in Flint Journal from September 22 to September 23, 2010[/I]
LANCEY, Olive E. - Of Mt. Morris, age 86, died Sunday, September 19, 2010 at McLaren Regional Medical Center. The funeral service will take place; 11:0 a.m. Friday, September 24, 2010 at the Miles Martin Funeral Home in Mt. Morris, with burial to follow in Flint Memorial Park. Olive's family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, from 11:00 to 8:00 p.m. Those desiring may consider memorial contributions to American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home. Olive was born July 7, 1924 in Mt. Morris, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John and Melvina (Gilliland) Decker. She and James Lancey Jr. were united in marriage June 2, 1970 in Flint. He preceded her in death. Olive was the proud owner of the Lunch Box Restaurant in Flint until 1970 and the owner of Jamol's Kennel. She bred Pomeranians for pets and show and was the breeder of American and Canadian Champions for many years. She deeply loved her family, friends and enjoyed spending time with them. Olive leaves to cherish her memory, three children Bill (Janet) Black, Barbara "Gail" (Gary) Lewis and Deborah (Doug) Dean; sister Annette Truzinski; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband James Lancey, Jr., two brothers Bill Decker and Phillip Priebe, and four sisters Lila Betz, Bernadette Burgess, Ila Burgess and Jennie Anway. Friends may share a memory with the family at the funeral home, or online at www.martinfuneralhome.com.

[B]EVELYN GILLILAND, Ontario, CA[/B]
[I]Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 9/13/2010[/I]
GILLILAND, Evelyn Sarah (nee Clingin) Peacefully at Ross Memorial Hospiatal in Lindsay ON, Friday September 10, 2010, at the wonderful age of 90 years. Predeceased by her loving husband Burtrum Gilliland. Sadly missed by her children Donna Gilliland, Barbara (Francis) Parkinson, David (Faye Johnson) Gilliland, Glenn (Barbara Eyes) Gilliland, Pamela (Ted Merry) Gilliland and by her special friend Bonnie (Mandy & Alexis). Evelyn will be forever remembered by her grandchildren Vanessa, Laura, Katherine, Amy, Sara, Rachel, Amanda, Cooper, Emma, Madison and her great grandchildren Jordan and Makayla and her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and the rest of her family. A memorial visitation will be held from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm Wednesday at the McDougall and Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd., 416-267-4656. A celebration of Evelyn's life will be held in our chapel at 11 am Thursday, with a reception to follow. A memorial service will also be held in Ottawa at 11 am Saturday, September 18th (with visitation from 10-11 am) at Pinecrest Chapel, 2500 Baseline Rd. 613-829-3600. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation.

[B]MARGUERITE SCHARF, Ontario, CA[/B]
[I]published in the Ottawa Citizen from 9/17/2010 - 9/18/2010[/I] SCHARF, Marguerite (Peggie) On Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Peggie Scharf (Gilliland) of Metcalfe 8 days shy of her 90th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Edward Scharf. Mother of Sandra (Bob Weagant) of South Mountain, Kenneth of Dunrobin, George (Anastasia) of Metcalfe, and Darlene of Metcalfe. Loving grandmother of Stacey and Wendy Weagant, Leslie (Andrew Pattemore), Paula (Mike Gordon), Jonathon and Agatha Scharf and great-grandmother of Hannah Pattemore. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Daley Family Funeral Home, 6971 Bank Street, (between Scrivens Drive and Metcalfe Corner) from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Funeral Monday to Holy Trinity Anglican Church at 11 am. Private Inurnment at a later date. Memorial donations to Holy Trinity Anglican Church Restoration Fund, Osgoode Home Support or the Winchester and District Memorial Hospital would be most appreciated.

[B]EVELYN JOAN "Jo" EICKEL, Ohio[/B]
[I]Published in Toledo Blade on September 28, 2010[/I]
EICKEL Evelyn Joan "Jo" Evelyn Joan "Jo" Eickel passed away on Thursday, September 23, at The Toledo Hospital after suffering a stroke. She was born on May 1, 1936, in Morgan County, Ohio and was the daughter of Dale Gilliland and Dorothy Rex Gilliland, both deceased. She is survived by her husband, Robert Eickel (of Elmore); daughter, Nancy Eickel (of Kensington, Maryland); granddaughters, Laura Cohen (of San Francisco), and Anne Cohen (of Athens, Georgia), and siblings, Esther, Ruth, and Dave. Her sons, Jay and a baby, Robert, as well as her son-in-law, W. David Cohen, predeceased her. Joan graduated valedictorian of her class at McConnelsville High School in 1953. She then attended Otterbein College and worked at Battelle Institute in Columbus. She spent many years working as a teacher's aide throughout Sandusky County. She was also active as a Girl Scout troop leader and a member of MADD. Her favorite pastimes were sewing, cooking, reading and most of all, being a generous and doting grandmother. A memorial service for Jo will be held in southern Ohio on May 1, 2011 (her 75th birthday). Those wishing to honor Jo may make a contribution in her name to the Harris-Elmore Public Library. Online condolences may be shared at: www.toledocremation.com

[B]RUTH A. GILLILAND, Pennsylvania[/B]
[I]Published in Centre Daily Times on September 22, 2010[/I]
Ruth A. Gilliland October 24, 1940 - September 20, 2010 Ruth A, Gilliland, 69, of Mingoville, died Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, in Bellefonte. She was born Oct. 24, 1940, in Bellefonte, a daughter of the late Blair and LaVanche Shoemaker Way. She had worked at Corning as an Inspector before her retirement. She was of the Protestant Faith. She enjoyed sewing, cooking and spending time with her family. She is survived by two daughters, Rela Fisher, of Howard and Renee Miller, of Mingoville; one brother, Glenn A. Way, of Boalsburg; two sisters, Linda Rinehart, of State College and Marla Stewart, of Philadelphia; six grandchildren, Ashley Folk, Michael Folk, Matthew Folk, Wayne Miller, Amanda Miller and Clarissa Miller. There will be no public visitation. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Union Twp., Centre Co., Pa, with Pastor Warren Somers officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg, Pa. Online condolences may be made at www.deankwetzlerfuneralhome.com

[B]GEORGE LEE GILLILAND, Pennsylvania to Florida[/B]
[I]Published in the Pocono Record on 9/14/2010[/I]
George Lee "Bud" Gilliland, died at Suncoast Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla., on Sept. 9, at 6 p.m., a day after his 76th birthday.
Born in East Stroudsburg on Sept. 8, 1934, George Gilliland was the eldest of seven children born to Cora Slider Gilliland and Arthur Sherman Gilliland.
He served in the U.S. Army where he was a member of the 12th Infantry, earning a bronze star while in the Korean Conflict.
George married Joan Lorraine Alberts of East Stroudsburg after returning from the service. They had six children.
In the 1960s, Mr. Gilliland established the community known as Mockingbird Hill, near Beacon Hill Road in Stroud Township, where he built the homes, landscaped the development, and excavated a pond, all to his own plans and designs. Throughout the years, he worked as a self-employed carpenter, cabinet maker, home-builder, and auto mechanic.
Mr. Gilliland was also a stock car racing enthusiast. Building modified stock cars and racing them on rural ovals in the Northeast and in Florida was an abiding passion that he pursued most of his life.
Mr. Gilliland is survived by his wife, Barbara of Clearwater, Fla. He is also survived by his six sons, George of New York City, Mark of Coronado, Calif., Anthony of Temecula, Calif., Jonathon of Oklahoma City, Okla., David of East Stroudsburg and Francis of Wharton, N.J.; two sisters, Carolyn of Troy and Elinore of Gillette; two brothers, Arthur of Fairplay, Colo., and David of Clearwater, Fla.; nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial gathering is planned at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Prospect Cemetery in East Stroudsburg. All who knew George would be welcomed. For information, please Contact David or Xiao-Pei Gilliland at 570-420 8122.

[B]ROBERT L. "Roy" GILLILAND, South Dakota[/B]
[I]Published in Rapid City Journal on September 26, 2010[/I]
BOX ELDER - Robert L. "Roy" Gilliland, 76, Box Elder, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. He served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife, Linda Gilliland, Box Elder; three sons, Shaun Kopplin, Brookings, Chad Kopplin, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Marty Kopplin, Omaha, Neb.; four daughters, Shelly Kopplin, Salem, LaRee Hughett, Indianapolis, Ind., Lori Kelly, Houston, and Valerie Bastian, Hot Springs; and 11 grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, and for one hour before services at the church. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at Open Bible Christian Center in Rapid City, with the Rev. Les Potts officiating. Burial with military honors will be at 1:30 p.m. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis. An online guestbook is available at www.kirkfuneralhome.com.

[B]MARY GILLILAND GRAVES, Tennessee[/B]
[I]Published in The Commercial Appeal (Memphis)on September 16, 2010[/I]
Mary Gilliland Graves, 88, died Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at Bright Glade Nursing Home. Mrs. Graves was a homemaker and a member of Kingsway Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, William E. Graves, and two sisters, Annie Ruth; and her twin, Martha. She is survived by her two children, Rebecca Graves (Phil Volker) of Vashon, WA; and Bill Graves (Tracey) of Memphis; and four grandchildren, Wiley Volker, Tesia Volker, Joshua Graves, and Stormy Graves. She is also survived by four nieces, Faye Brandt, Susan Graves, Elizabeth Graves and Jill Graves. A visitation will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 18, at Memorial Park Funeral Home, 5668 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119. The funeral service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Entombment will be at the Memorial Park Mausoleum. The family requests memorials be sent to the American Heart Association , 2170 Business Center Drive, Suite 1. Memphis, TN 38134 or the Alzheimer's Association National Office 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Memorial Park Funeral Home, "Behind the stone wall", 901-767-8930

[B]MARTHA DARDEN SMYTH, Tennessee[/B]
[I]Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on September 22, 2010[/I]
SMYTH, MARTHA DARDEN - 77, passed away Sunday, September 19, at her home in Oak Ridge surrounded by her family. She was born July 2, 1933 at Union Point, Georgia, to Eugene D. and Martha Lenore Smith. She attended the University of South Carolina and achieved the designation of Certified Professional Secretary. She was also a member of Chi Omega Sorority. During her career, she worked for the Westinghouse Breeder Project in Oak Ridge, Levi Strauss in Knoxville and retired December 1997 from the Superintendent's Office at the Oak Ridge Schools Board of Education. She is survived by her beloved husband of 27 years, Jack M. Harvey. Martha loved to travel and lived in Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany; and Metz, France. She loved her cats, was a pet lover and rescuer of strays. In addition to her husband, Jack, she is survived by her brother, Richard Eugene Smith, 72, of Toledo, Ohio; and sons John Eugene Gilliland (Jennifer), 47, of Snow Hill, Maryland; and James (Jim) Irvin Gilliland III (Karen), 54, of Chattanooga, Tennessee. She is also survived by her granddaughters, Brooke, Emily and Samantha Gilliland, all 22, of Snow Hill, Maryland; and her grandson, James (Beau) Irvin Gilliland IV, 23, of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Receiving of friends will be from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. on Friday, September 24 at Weatherford Mortuary, 158 South Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A Memorial Service will immediately follow at 7:00pm. Martha's sons (John and Jim), daughter-in-law (Karen), brother (Richard) and grandson (Beau) will conduct the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society , The Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley or Amedisys Hospice of Knoxville. An on-line guest book can be signed at www.weatherfordmortuary.com.

[B]PHYLLIS JANET GILLILAND, Texas[/B]
[I]Published in GoSanAngelo from September 15 to September 16, 2010[/I]
DALLAS Phyllis Janet Gilliland passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 11, 2010. She was born March 23, 1923, in Greenfield, Ind., to Harvey Everett and Mary LaVaughn Collins. The family moved to Dallas in later years where Phyllis went to SMU and graduated from Methodist Hospital Nursing School as an RN. She married Bill J. Gilliland on March 13, 1948, and lived in Corpus Christi where their two children were born. They moved to San Angelo in 1962 and continued working as a private duty nurse until they both retired at the age of 50. Phyllis & Bill were members of the Lubbock and Dallas-Fort Worth Silver Streak Club and Phyllis served as the nurse on call when they traveled to different rallies around the country. They moved to Garland in January of 2010 for medical reasons and to be closer to family. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, Bill; daughter Debra Kay Kahan; grandson Brandon Ray Kahan; great-grandson Colton Ray Kahan; five brothers; two sisters; and a multitude of nieces and nephews. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010, at New World United Methodist Church, 5134 Northwest Hwy, Garland, Texas 75043. Interment will follow in Grove Hill Memorial Park.






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Title: Recent passings: AL, AZ, FL, GA, KS, MS, NC, NJ, OH, OK, PA, AUST, WV, VA
Post by: admin on October 18, 2010, 08:02:14 AM

[B]LOIS ANNIE MAE (Beshears) GILLILAN ADAMS, Alabama[/B]
Published in The Gadsden Times

Lois Annie Mae Beshears Gillilan Adams, 82, Williams St., Boaz, went to her Heavenly home on Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Boaz Church of God with interment in Hill Crest Cemetery. Bros. Ryan Bristow and Tracy Cheek officiating. Mrs. Adams will lie-in-state at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at McRae Funeral Home. McRae Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Adams was born in Alabama on Nov. 5, 1927, to John Willie and Lessie Inez Kimberly Beshears. She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend. She was an active member of Boaz Church of God and a retired nurse.
She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Peggy Gillilan, Georgia, Steve and Angie Gillilan, Boaz; daughters and son-in-law, Janice and Danny McAllister, Tennessee, Sheila Madrigal, Rainbow City; stepdaughter, Charlene Colbert, Georgia; 27 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; special granddaughter and caregiver, Janue Moore King.
Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by husbands, Ray Gillilan and Roy Adams; parents, John Willie and Lessie Inez Kimberly Beshears; son, Roger Gillilan; daughter, Joyce Gillilan Moore; sons-in-law, Mike Madrigal and Lester Moore; three great-grandchildren; brother, Howard Beshears; sister, Ethel Ellison.
Pallbearers will be Phillip Moore, Robert Madrigal, Chris Madrigal, John McAllister, Jeremy Gillilan, Jason Gillilan, Amos Abbott.

JAMES GILLILAND HIPPLE, Arizona (orig. from NJ)

James Gilliland Hipple, 95, of Scottsdale, Arizona, died on September 28, 2010. Jim was born on January 31, 1915 in Morristown, New Jersey. He was employed by the United States Postal Service for forty years and retired as the Assistant Postmaster. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen. Also, daughter Judi Slaughter (David), son James Hipple II, stepson Ted Jenkins, granddaughter Shannon Gulbas (Brent), grandson Bryan Slaughter (Jenny), and seven great grandchildren: Jacob, Tyler, Brandon, Ashlyn, Haley, Kaitlyn, and Benjamin. Services will be held at the Valley Presbyterian Church Chapel in Paradise Valley at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 7, 2010. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the VPC Foundation in his name.

DONNA SMITH, Florida (orig. from Alabama)

Donna Sprenger Smith, of Destin/Pensacola, Florida since 1982, died October 2, 2010 at her home with her family by her side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Donna was born May 10, 1960 in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of George and Leona (Gilliland) Sprenger. She was united in marriage to Robert Smith.
She was survived by her husband: Robert A. Smith, Pensacola; mother: Leona Gilliland Sprenger, Pensacola; sister: Mitchalene S. Shaw, Nashville, TN; niece: Sarah Caudle and her son, Nathan, Montgomery, Alabama; nephew: Jamie Caudle and his daughters: Katelyn and Baylee, Sylacauge, Alabama; aunt: mon, Mae Dean Cox, Destin; stepbrother: George R. Rexwinkle, Harvey, LA.,
She was also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends who loved her very much.
Donna was predeceased by her father: George R. Sprenger, Lake Martin, Alabama.
Special thanks to Emerald Coast Hospice: Julie, Tara, Rod, Sally and Dr. Thomas Fitzgerald for all their loving care.
Graveside service will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 8, 2010 at Bayview Fisher-Pou Chapel, 3351 Scenic Highway, Pensacola, 32503. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010 at the funeral home.
To sign on line condolences please go to BayviewFisher-PouChapel.com

PATRICIA ANN SPRIGGS, Florida (orig. from Ohio)
Published in The Palm Beach Post

Patricia Ann "Pat" Spriggs of Jupiter, loving wife, mother, sister and friend, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 1:40 AM.
Patricia A. Spriggs was born November 02, 1927 in Van Wert, OH the daughter of Harry Eugene and Nora Elizabeth (Gilliland) Agler. On June 21, 1953, she married her beloved husband of 57 years, William David Spriggs. Mr. and Mrs. Spriggs resided in Ohio before moving to Florida in 1964. During her lifetime, Pat was a real estate agent, broker, investor and owner of New Demension Realty & Development, Inc. located in Jupiter, FL.
She is survived by her husband, William D. "Bill" Spriggs; sons, Steven Blaine (Janice) Spriggs of Costa Mesa, CA, David Hall (Linda) Spriggs of Spring, TX, Dein Patrick Spriggs of Jupiter Farms, FL and Jacques (Yvonne) Fu of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Devonna Spriggs, Remi Ruby (Michael) (Spriggs) Dyll, Chelsea Ann (Raphael) (Spriggs) Diaz, Johnny (Barbie) Carnoski, Kayla Marie Spriggs, and Kellie Ann Spriggs, Patrick Spriggs and eight great-grandchildren. Pat is also survived by her sister, Janet Irene (Agler) Hines; brother, Thomas Edwin (Kathleen) Agler, both of Indiana; sister-in-law, Kathy Spriggs of Florida and special family member, James "Horse" Reynolds.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the special people who cared for Pat during her illness, Drs. Abraham and Talya Schwartzberg, Hayle and Melanie from the Cancer Center of South Florida, Hospice of Palm Beach County, Orange Team and caregiver, Edmund Barthelmes. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to be made to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33409. Private services. All County Funeral Home and Crematory To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries Web #5576682

DARRYL WAYNE WALKER, Georgia

Mr. Darryl Wayne Walker, age 45, of 180 Kelly Loop, Buchanan passed away Monday, September 20, 2010. Mr. Walker was born in Atlanta on December 16, 1964. He was Jimmy Wayne Walker and the late Nancy Lee Gilliland. Mr. Walker was a self-employed heating and air technician.
Survivors include his wife, Cynthia Lanier Walker of Buchanan; two daughters, Brittney Nichole Walker of Buchanan and Kimberly Diane Walker of Metter; two sons, Darryl Wayne Walker, Jr. of Hampton and Jimmy Dewayne Walker of Bremen; father Jimmy Wayne Walker; two sisters, Christina Dawn Hall of Tallapoosa and Robin Denise Harris of Hampton; one brother, Michael Glenn Walker of Temple; four grandchildren, Darryl Riley Walker of Buchanan, Brycien Paul Walker of Buchanan, Braylon Carter Brock of Buchanan and Easton Jace Walker of Bremen; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. from Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel. Following the service the body will be cremated. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Hutcheson’s Memorial Chapel & Crematory of Buchanan is in charge of the arrangements.

DELTON M. GILLILAND, Kansas
Published in The Wichita Eagle

LYNDON - Gilliland, Delton M., 70, passed away on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, at a Wichita hospital. He was born on June 21, 1940, on the family farm north of Lyndon, the son of Frank and Lucille Parker Gilliland. Delton earned a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from K.U. in 1964 and worked for Boeing in Wichita for 3 years. He attended K.U. for his law degree, was on the University of Kansas Law Review from 1968-70 and was admitted to the bar in 1970. He was Law Clerk for the Idaho State Supreme Court, 1970-71 and was Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for Ada County, Idaho from 1972-74. He then moved back to Lyndon where he joined the firm of Coffman, Jones & Hederstedt, which later became Coffman, Jones & Gilliland. Delton was a member of the Osage County and Kansas Bar Associations. He became Osage County Counselor in 1989 and County Administrator in 2002. He had served as Past Master of the Euclid Lodge #101 in Lyndon and the Ridgeway Lodge #62 at Overbrook. He served as District Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Kansas and was a Scottish Rite Mason in Topeka. He was a member of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Sons of the American Revolution.
On January 21, 1967, Delton married Janet Mustard in Wichita. Delton is survived by his wife, Jan of the home; his two daughters, Stephany Hughes (Pat) of Leon and Lindy May (Karl) of Clearwater; his son, Josh Gilliland of San Diego, CA.; three brothers, Darrel Gilliland (Susan) of Topeka, Frank Gilliland (Betsy) of Holton, Milton Gilliland (Becky) of Topeka; three sisters, Ina Beth Jordan (Jim) of Centennial, CO., Amy Feitel (Tom) of Tulsa, OK., and Susan King (Mike) of Republic, MO.; five grandsons, Ian Hughes, Quinn Hughes, Parker May, Colin Hughes and Brody May.
Funeral services for Delton will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Feltner Funeral Chapel in Lyndon. Burial will be in the Lyndon Cemetery. Delton will lie in state from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral chapel where the family will recieve friends from 3:30-5:0pm. Memorial cotributions may be made payable to The ARC of Sedgwick County, for the Y.E.S.S. Preogram which serves children with special needs, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS. 66451.

JAMES J. GILLILAND, Kansas
Published in The Wichita Eagle

LEON - Gilliland, James J. 85, lifetime rancher in Butler and Cowley counties in Kansas, died Friday, October 15. He was a member of Kansas Livestock Association; Chairman of the KLA Cow-Calf Stocker Council 1989; Served on the Kansas Beef Council Executive Committee 1988-1995; Served on Board of Directors of National Livestock and Meat Board, 1992-1995; Former member of Butler County Community College Agriculture Advisory Committee; Grassland Conservation Awards from Cowley County 1992; Butler County 2003; and in 2006 was a Rancher Inductee in the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Dodge City, KS.
Services 10 a.m. Tues., Oct. 19 at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Visitation with family 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mon. also at the funeral home. Survivors: wife, Paula; sons, Mark Gilliland, Houston, Scott (Julie) Tracy, Dexter, Shane Tracy and Lacey Brady, Leon; daughter-in-law, Jami Gilliland Trammell, Houston; 9 grandchildren. Memorial to Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital Foundation. Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado.

KENNETH JAMES WESTON, SR., Kansas
Published in Topeka Capital-Journal

Kenneth James Weston, Sr., 69, Topeka, KS, died Fri., Oct. 8, 2010, at Stormont-Vail Hospitals E.R. He was born July 14, 1941, at Indianola, IA, the son of Charles E. and Letha L. (Bishop) Weston. He graduated from Indianola High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Kenneth worked for American Yearbook, State of Kansas, and retired from the YWCA. He was a member of Northland Christian Church, Topeka North Post # 400 of the American Legion, Combat Air Museum, and the YWCA.
Kenneth was married to Mary W. Gilliland on June 11, 1966, at Columbus. Surviving in addition to his wife are 2 sons: Kenneth J. Weston, Jr. and Leland C. Weston (Jolene); a daughter: Kimberly A. Zeller (Tim); a sister: Diane Burkholder of Indianola, IA; and 5 grandchildren: Megan Weston, Adam Weston, Aaron Weston, Rachel Zeller, and Michael Zeller. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; 2 sisters; and a grandson: Ronald J. Zeller.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thurs., Oct. 14, 2010, at Northland Christian Church. A Fort Riley U.S. Army detail will conduct military honors at Rochester Cemetery. Kenneth will lie in state after 3 p.m. Wed., at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Ave., Topeka, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Exploring Life, 1815 SW Fairlawn Road, Topeka, KS 66604, or Northland Christian Church, 3102 NW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS 66617. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com.

JAMES RUSSEL GILLILAND, Mississippi
Published in Commercial Dispatch

HAMILTON - James Russel Gilliland, 81, died Oct. 9, 2010, at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Services are Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Chapel in Aberdeen with Charles Tharp officiating. Burial will be in Halltown Cemetery in Franklin County, Ala. Visitation is today from 4-8 p.m. at Tisdale-Lann Memorial Funeral Home.
Mr. Gilliland was born June 10, 1929, in Splunge, to the late Robert Green Gilliland and Jency Thompson Gilliland. He was a lifelong resident of Monroe County. He retired from Kerr McGee, and also was a member of Aberdeen Church of Christ. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his son, Vince Gilliland, sister Azilee Smith and one grandson. He is survived by his wife, Nutreen Vinson Gilliland of Hamilton; daughter, Sara Christopher of Hamilton; son, Stanley Gilliland of Olive Branch; sisters, Trilby Elaine Garner of Memphis, Tenn., Shirley Thompson of Hamilton, Jane Knoop of Aberdeen; brothers, Edward Gilliland of Okolona, Donald Gilliland of Hamilton; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Bill Tabor, Bobby Cantrell, Bobby Nelson, Wayne Davis, James Stockton, Ricky Robinson and David Nolen.

MARVIN L. "Reb " GILLILAND, SR.., New Jersey
Published in The Trentonian

NEW EGYPT - Marvin L. "Reb" Gilliland Sr., age 81, of New Egypt, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at home.
Born in Princeton, he had been a resident of New Egypt for the past 44 years, and had formerly lived in Bordentown.
Reb was a retired tree trimmer with Asplundh Tree Service in Willow Grove, Pa. He also was an avid gardener and beekeeper.
Reb is survived by his wife, Elsie (nee Foster) Gilliland; a son, Marvin L. "Reb" Gilliland Jr. and wife Angel of Browns Mills; two brothers, three sisters, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Reb will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 7) at the Tilghman Funeral Home, 52 Main St., New Egypt (www.tilghmanfh.com). Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be private.

DEBORAH GILLILAND, North Carolina
Published in Statesville Record & Landmark

Deborah Wyrick Gilliland, 53, of M and D Lane, Mocksville, died on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at Forsyth Medical Center. Born in Beckley, W. Va., on Sept. 12, 1957, she was the daughter of Florence Lago Wyrick of Danese, W. Va., and the late Weldon Wyrick. She was a C.N.A. at Davie Place and was of the Baptist faith. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a sister, Brenda Wyrick Forren of Danese, W. Va.; two brothers, David Wyrick and Timothy "Tim" Wyrick, of Statesville; her fiancé, Michael Eugene Marrs of Mocksville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Weldon Eugene Wyrick.
A service to celebrate Deborah's life will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Davie Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will be in Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.daviefuneralservice.com. Davie Funeral Service is serving Deborah's family.

CHARLIE CHAPIN ELLINGTON JR., North Carolina
Published in The News Record

SILER CITY — Charlie Chapin Ellington, Jr., 69, of 215 Isaac Drive, Siler City died Thursday, October 14, 2010. Mr. Ellington was born November 4, 1940 the son of Charlie Chapin and Lois (Gilliland) Ellington, Sr.
Mr. Ellington was a native of Chatham County, a member of Piney Grove United Methodist Church and a retired route salesman with Lance. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and gospel music. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife: Earlene (Keck) Ellington of the home; one son, Terry Ellington and wife, Cindy of Siler City; one daughter, Tammy Ellington of Raleigh, NC; grandson, Isaac Ellington of Raleigh and one sister, Pat Lowe and husband, Wayne of Siler City, NC.
The family will receive friends Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC other times at the family home. The funeral will be Sunday, October 17, 2010 at 3 p.m. at Piney Grove United Methodist Church, Siler City with Rev. Bob Way officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Piney Grove United Methodist Church, 2343 Piney Grove Church Road, Siler City, NC 27344.
Offer condolences at www.news-record.com/nr/obits/

PAUL TOMBAUGH GILLILAND, Ohio
Published in Toledo Blade

Paul Tombaugh Gilliland passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo. Paul was born on September 27, 1965 in Findlay, Ohio to Larry Deane and Anne (Tombaugh) Gilliland. Paul's family moved to Toledo in 1967 where he attended McKinley Elementary School, East Toledo Junior High and graduated from DeVilbiss High School. He also attended St. Rita School for the Deaf in Cincinnati. He was baptized at Trinity Episcopal Church, Findlay and was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Toledo.
Paul was employed by Lott Industries, Holland Road where he worked at a variety of jobs - his favorite being the delivery of senior meals. Over the years, he has enjoyed many activities: bowling, traveling, reading, watching DVD's, and TV, taking pictures and shopping (Wal-Mart, Best Buy, craft shows and every bookstore around). He also enjoyed eating out- everything from fast food to fine dining. During the winter, his favorite spot was Florida - Dade City to be exact.
Paul was preceded in death by his father, Larry; grandparents, Donald and Louise Tombaugh and Paul and Dorothy Gilliland; and his Uncle Gale. He is survived by his mother, Anne Cole of Toledo; his brother, Alan of Toledo; aunts and uncles, Noble and Mary Tombaugh of San Diego; George and Carol Tombaugh of Westerville; Paula Patterson, Toledo, Doug and Kathy Gilliland of Sylvania; Kim and Mike Collins of Woodville; Nila Gilliland of Toledo; stepfather, Walter Cole and many cousins and friends.
Paul was a happy, smiling man who looked handsome when dressed in a suit, but he much preferred casual dress. With that in mind, please consider casual dress as the attire for celebrating of his life. He preferred routine and lead an orderly, independent life during his illness. Celebration of his life will begin on Sunday, October 17th with viewing from 4-8:00 p.m. at Reeb Funeral Home, 5712 N. Main St., Sylvania, Monday, October 18th interment is at 10:00 a.m. (meet at front entrance by 9:45 a.m.) at Toledo Memorial Park, with a memorial service following at 11:30 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 563 Pinewood Avenue, Toledo. The Reverend Beverly Tasy officiating.
Please consider donations to the following: Hospice of Northwest Ohio, All Saints Episcopal Church, Toledo, the Cancer Center, University of Michigan Hospitals for sarcoma research or a charity of the donor's choice.

RUSSELL H. "Bud" STREETER JR., Ohio
Published in the Springfield News-Sun
(Contributed by Judy Erwin Cornick)
       
STREETER JR., Russell H. "Bud" 70, of Springfield, passed away at 5:25 AM Friday, October 8, 2010. He was born February 8, 1940 in Springfield, Vermont, the son of Russell H. Streeter Sr. and Dorothy E. (Stewart) (Streeter) King. Mr. Streeter was a Veteran of the United States Army and was retired from Beech Manufacturing.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years; Glenna (Gilliland) Streeter, four children; Rebecca (Rodney) Rucker, London, Chuck (Angela) Gilliland, Riverside, Ohio, Russell H. "Rusty" Streeter III and Shane Streeter, Springfield, grandchildren; Jessica, Larry, Kyle, Cole, Abby, Dillon, Roy and Angel, great grandson; Eli, siblings; Dorothy (Paul) Whaley, William Streeter and Lynda Gilbert, Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers; John "Bud" Russell, Mike Russell and Pat Russell and one sister; Rebecca Russell.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Monday in the Jones-Kenney-Zechman Funeral Home with Pastor Gene Kelly officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the services. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

WADE F. GILLILAND, Ohio
Published in The Sharon (PA) Herald

WE retiree had Brookfield bar, knew Woody Hayes
A private funeral service will be held for Wade F. Gilliland, 500 Cleveland St., Masury. He died at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday (10-12-10) in Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, Ohio. He was 86.
Mr. Gilliland was born Sept. 29, 1924, in the Patagonia area of Hermitage to Henry Abner and Etta Mae Patton Gilliland.
Wade attended Brookfield area schools.
He served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific theatre in the Philippines and New Zealand.
Wade retired from the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp. in 1984 after 40 years of service. Following that, he worked for Pinkerton Security Agency in Youngstown.
He was a member and officer in Local 617 of AFL-CIO and owned and operated the former Buckeye Tavern in Brookfield.
He was a member of the former Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8860, Masury; and Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks Lodge 103, Sharon.
Wade was an avid fan of the Ohio State football team and was a personal friend of the late coach, Woody Hayes. He was of the Presbyterian faith.
On April 17, 1948, he married his wife, the former Agnes C. Dunch, who survives at home.
Other survivors include: two sons, Wade M. Gilliland and his wife Valorie, Sharon; and Patton J. Gilliland, at home; three daughters, Nancy S. and her husband Dave Williamson, Austintown, Ohio; Pamela J. and her husband Donald Masterson, Phoenix; and Colleen and her husband Sean Alfredo, Brookfield; and a brother, Patton Gilliland, Hubbard.
Completing the family circle are nine grandchildren, Tammy and her husband Dow Lindholm, Todd Hacker, Jennifer Williamson-Catania, David and his wife Michelle Williamson, Melanie and her husband David Mullins, Lauren and Marcus Gilliland; and Anthony and Tyler Alfredo; and five great-grandchildren, Emilie Rose and Luke David Williamson; Ella Rae Catania; and Alexa Rose and Sarah Grace Lindholm.
Wade was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Richard, John, Michael and Kenneth Gilliland; and eight sisters, Annabelle Pryor, Shirley Filipovich, Rita Collar, Thelma Grandy, Margaret McCalIen, Edith Unrue, Katherine Lamber and Pearl Tomek.
Wade’s family would like to extend their deep appreciation to Briarfield on the Ridge Nursing Home, Wing Seven, Mineral Ridge, Ohio, and the nursing staff of the Eighth Floor of Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Warren, for their loving and professional care.
Memorial tributes may be made to Fairhaven School and Workshop, 420 Lincoln Way, Niles, OH 44446-2836.
Burial: Brookfield Township Cemetery with military honors rendered by Sharon Honor Guard.

CHARLEY HARRELL, Oklahoma
Published in The Ada Evening News

Services for Charley Dean Harrell, 75, Ada, are 10 a.m. Monday at Criswell Chapel; Rev. Robert Ware will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
Mr. Harrell died Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 at a local hospital. He was born Sept. 23, 1935 at Francis, Okla., to Charley Thurman and Lettie Mae Parks Harrell. He played baseball for the Roff Tigers and graduated from Roff High School in 1953.
He married Betty Lou Neely Oct. 17, 1955. She preceded him in death Feb. 26, 1996. He married Glenda Gilleland on April 5, 1997. Mr. Harrell worked as a heating and air conditioning service man for over 30 years and was employed by Dependable Heat and Air for 15 years.
He served for the Oklahoma 45th Division of the National Guard and standby reserves attached to the 4th Army.
Survivors include his wife, Glenda; a daughter, Donna Allen, Ada; three sons, Rickey Harrell, Ada, Ronnie Harrell, Fort Supply, and Mickey Harrell, McAlester; two sisters, Nadine Johnson, Hutchison, Kan., and Betty McKenna, Hutchison, Kan.; three grandsons, Bobby Harrell, Michael Harrell, and Jason Harrell; three granddaughters, Krissa Harrell, Ashton Harrell and Stacy Harrell Smith; two great-granddaughters, Chancey Smith and Dezerae Smith; three great-grandsons, William Knell, Matthew Harrell and Jeremiah Ackers; two step-daughters, Dorothy Ray and husband Jimmy, Ada, and Tommie Allen and husband Phillip, Ada; two step-sons, Ronnie Gilleland and wife Tanya, Ada, and Larry Gilleland and wife Monica, Pauls Valley; six step-grandsons, Broc Ray, Beau Ray, Brig Ray, Daden Allen, Bryce Gilleland, and Thomas Gilleland; four step-granddaughters, Mackenzi Allen, Bryndee Ray, Allie Gilleland, and Taryn Gilleland, and a best friend, Doug Carter.
Mr. Harrell was also preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Eunice Beal, and a son-in-law, Marion Allen.
Bearers will be grandsons and step grandsons, Michael Harrell, Jason Harrell, Broc Ray, Beau Ray, Daden Allen, Brig Ray and Bryce Gilleland.

GLORIA GILLILAND, Pennsylvania
Published in Spokesman-Review

Gloria Leisle Gilliland (Age 79) passed away Sunday, October 3, 2010, at Life Care Center of Ritzville. She was born in Ritzville on May17, 1931, to Michael and Anna (Werner) Leisle, the youngest of 9 children. She grew up in Ritzville, graduating from Ritzville High School in 1949. She married Frank Gilliland in 1953. Although they divorced in 1973, they remained good friends until his death in 2006. She worked as a cook at Good Samaritan Village Retirement Home in Spokane for many years. After retiring, she moved to Ritzville in 1992 to be near her family. She resided at Life Care Center since 2007 due tonumerous health problems. Gloria was a member of Zion Philadelpia United Church of Christ and Daughters of Zion. She was preceeded in death by her parents, her brothers: Henry, Arthur and Aaron Leisle, her sisters: Marie Leisle Lee, Mollie Leisle Cline, Lydia Leisle Greenwalt and Esther Leisle Schneider. She is survived by her sister, Alma Leisle Ferderer of Ritzville and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
A memorial service is planned for Monday, October 11, at 1:30 PM at Zion Philadelphia United Church of Christ in Ritzville. The family suggests memorials be sent to Adams County Pet Rescue or to Zion Philadelphia UCC. Dankas Funeral Home And Crematory-Ritzville is entrusted with arrangements.

ALAN MUIR GILLILAND, Queensland, Australia
Published in Courier Mail

GILLILAND, Alan Muir. Late of Margate, formerly of Blackbutt. Passed away peacefully 6th October, 2010, surrounded by Family, aged 73 years. Retired Primary School Principal. Beloved Husband of Glenda and wonderful Father of Ken and Kay. Loved Grandfather of Allan, Natasha, Shanelle and Lee. Family and Friends are invited to attend a Service celebrating Alan's life to be held in our Chapel, 19-21 Anzac Avenue, Redcliffe, on Monday, 11th October, 2010, at 10 a.m. followed by Committal at Blackbutt Cemetery at 2 p.m.

OPAL GILLILAND, West Virginia

Opal Gilliland, 90, passed away peacefully on Oct. 5, 2010, at The McGraw Center for Caring. She was born on Dec. 12, 1919, in Quincy, W.Va.
A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday with the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Nazarene Church in Belle, W.Va. Burial will be held in Montgomery Memorial Park, London, W.Va.
A memorial service will be held in St. Augustine at a later date.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or those wishing may make donations to Community Hospice Anne & Donald McGraw Center for Caring, www.communityhospice.com.
She is survived by a daughter, Barbara (Matt) Dillon; grandchildren, Richard (Robin) Lee Dillon, Elissa (Jack) Ann Hinze and Brigetta (Jon) Williams and great-grandchildren, Taylor (Kieran) Arnold, Jaime Dillon, Coleman Dillon and Rebekah Dillon.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.

CALEB BAIN, Virginia
Published in The Virginian Pilot

PORTSMOUTH - Caleb Winslow Bain, 87, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 in a local retirement center. Mr. Bain, a native of Portsmouth, was born on Oct. 18, 1922 to the late William Walter Bain and Lillie Mae Goodwin Bain. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the Merchant Marines. He was retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard as a Machine Shop Supervisor in Shop 31 with 47 years of service. His wife, Ruth Gilliland Bain, preceded him in death. Survivors include a daughter, Dianne Bain Bass of Wilmington, N.C., and a grandson, George W. Bass III.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association . Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. www.SturtevantFuneralHome.com


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Title: Recent passings: Northern Ireland
Post by: admin on November 18, 2010, 06:16:54 PM

The Belfast Telegraph
Published 13th November 2010

GILLILAND, MARY ELIZABETH (Nee McCLURE) - Died November 11, 2010, (suddenly), at home, in Cotton Road, Bangor, dearly-loved wife of the late William, much-loved mother of Anne and John, mother-in-law of Michael and Shirley, devoted grandmother of Andrea, Claire and Mark, beloved sister of Annie and loved aunt of Mary. Funeral Service will take place in Ballygrainey Presbyterian Church on Monday 15th November at 1.00 p.m. Interment afterwards in Ballyvester Cemetery. House private. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to N.I. Childrens Hospice, c/o John Gray & Co. Funeral Directors, 80 Central Avenue, Bangor, BT20 3AU.

The Belfast Telegraph
Published 4th August 2010

GILLILAND, WILLIAM HAROLD (BARNEY) O.B.E. - August 1, 2010, peacefully, at hospital, late of Lancaster Avenue, Bangor, dearly-loved husband of Laura and much-loved father of Paul, Sharman and Barbara. Service in Roselawn Crematorium on Thursday at 3.00 p.m. No flowers please. Donations may be sent, if desired, to Salvation Army, c/o S. Clarke & Son's Bereavement Centre, 64 Newtownards Road, Bangor, BT20 4DR. Will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife, son, daughters, daughter-in-law Peta, grandchildren Jay, Paul, Lucy, Sophie, Jessica, Harry and Patrick, also all the family circle.




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Title: Re:Recent passings....
Post by: admin on March 6, 2011, 07:05:00 AM

From The Telegram News
Wellston, Ohio
3/4/2011
Stephen M. Gilliland

Stephen M. Gilliland, age 58, of Jackson, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at his residence, following a battle with cancer. He was born October 26, 1952 in Oak Hill, Ohio, to the late Harry and Pearl Humphries Gilliland. Steve was a veteran of the United States Marines having served two tours in Vietnam. He was a retired truck driver for Teamsters with 29 years of service and was a member of the American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Mays Gilliland, whom he married on January 9, 1972; two sons, Stevie (Angie) Gilliland of Chillicothe and Shane (Tara) Gilliland of Jackson; eight grandchildren, Samantha, Brenna, Stephen III "Buba," Braxston, Jacob, Connor, Paislee and Addyson; two great-grandsons, Kadyn and Peyton; five sisters, Sue (Bob) VanWie of Jackson, Linda (Bill) McGinnis of Wellston, Patty (Terry) Peck of Wellston, Kathy (John) Fugett of Jackson and Kris (Terry) Napper of Hamden; sisters-in-law, Janet Hill of McArthur, Debbie Kelly Ervin of Wellston and Joyce Watters of Wellston; brother-in-law and best friend in life, John Watters of Wellston, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Besides his parents, Steve was preceded in death by three brothers, Donnie, Junebug and Shawn, and his grandson, Mathew Layne.

Calling hours will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Cliff Rowe officiating. Burial will follow in the Real Friends Cemetery in Pattonsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family c/o First National Bank, at either the Wellston or Jackson location.


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Title: Re:Recent passings....
Post by: Joy on April 12, 2011, 08:47:35 PM

I would contribute but you beat me to it, how do you do it???


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Title: Re: Recent passings....
Post by: admin on April 13, 2011, 11:54:44 AM


Doris M. Walker
Portsmouth (Ohio) Daily Times

Doris Marie Walker, 86, died Monday, April 4, 2011, at SOMC Hospice.

She was born July 30, 1924, in Portsmouth, to the late Elmer H. Gilliland and Mabel Dixon Gilliland.

She retired from the Portsmouth Daily Times after 51 years of service, and was a member of Temple Baptist Church and its Auditorium Bible Class.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville Walker on December 15, 1976; and a brother, Elvin Gilliland.

She is survived by one son, Rodney (Karen) Walker of Portsmouth; two grandchildren, Rodney (Crystal) Walker and Ryan (Jennifer) Walker; four great-grandchildren, Dakota Walker, Emma Walker, Makenna Walker and Alayna Walker.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, at F.C. Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth with Pastor Ryan Brown officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Daehlers and one hour before the service on Thursday.

Memorial donations may be made to SOMC Hospice, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662.


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Title: Re:Recent passings....
Post by: admin on April 13, 2011, 12:37:37 PM

Thanks for the compliment but due to time constraints I haven't been able to regularly contribute obits like I used to do. One of the best sources for obituaries is www.obitfinder.com If you do a search for Gilliland best that you enter "Gilliland" as a keyword search, not a last name. That way you will find obits that pertain to extended family or perhaps for women whose maiden name was Gilliland.

In addition to using obitfinder.com, I also do Google searches. For instance, if I were looking for current obits, I'd use the keywords "Obituaries", "Gilliland", "April" and "2011". Don't rely just on obitfinder.com search because they don't cover all newspapers.

-- Kate

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Title: Re: Recent passings....
Post by: admin on June 15, 2011, 04:13:19 PM

The Portsmouth Daily Times
Portsmouth, Ohio

George E. Moore, 65, of South Webster, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at SOMC Hospice Center. 2011 at SOMC Hospice Center.

He was born Jan. 14, 1946, son of the late Floyd and Dorothy Gilliland Moore.

He is survived by his wife, Evangeline Neff Moore, whom he married on July 4, 1968 in Scioto County. He is also survived by two brothers, Frank Moore of Jackson, and Don Moore of Hickory, NC; and a sister, Vernie Stiltner of Jackson County. George will be sadly missed by many friends and family. He was also preceded in death by two infant sons, George E. Moore, Jr., and Terry Lee Moore; two brothers, Floyd and James Moore; and a sister, Gertrude Sharp.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2011 at D.W. Swick Funeral Home in South Webster with Pastors Gary Newman and Dean Kuhn officiating. Burial will be at Pinkerman Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. and Thursday noon to 1 p.m. at D.W. Swick in South Webster.

Condolences to dwswickfuneralhome.com.


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Title: Re:Recent passings....
Post by: admin on February 2, 2013, 02:05:06 AM

Ernest E. “Ern” Gilliland, 81
Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013
Jackson County Times-Journal
Jackson, Ohio

Ernest E. “Ern” Gilliland, 81, peacefully went to meet the eyes of Jesus on January 31, 2013.

He was born February 21, 1931 in Jackson, Ohio to the late George Bowens and Melvina Gilliland-Smith, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, cousin and friend to many. He was a former employee of the Globe Furnace, a corrections officer for CCI, owned and operated Gilliland Coal & Wood. He retired from Southern Ohio Coal Company and was a veteran of the Korean War. Ern was an avid Buckeye and Ironman fan and enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is survived by Mollie Gilliland, children: Eugene (Melissa) Gilliland, John (Teri) Gilliland, Martha (Dave) Hammond and Jennie (Mike) Meacham, daughter-in-law: Connie May, grandchildren: Christy Barnhill, Bobbie Jo May-Swann, Kim (Jeremy) Witt, Mandy (Kris) Coughenour, Judd (Lindsay) Meacham, Dusty Gilliland, Sara (Josh) Moon, Brandon Gilliland and Olivia Grace Gilliland, great grandchildren: Derek and Devin Barnhill, Jacob and Ella Swann, Brady Witt, Madeline Coughenour, Jarrett and Baylee Meacham, Brenton and Emma Moon and Kaley McKenna Gilliland.

Also surviving are 2 special cousins and life long friends; Ernestine Exline of Columbus, Ohio and James and Mary Delong of Lancaster, Ohio, stepchildren: Carolyn (Jim) Adams, Paul Haddox, Melinda Adkins, Melissa and James Hicholson, Carl (Patricia) Haddox, Sheryl Edwards and Roger (Mindy) Haddox.

He was preceded in death by his parents, loving wife of 42 years, Jennie Ruth Gilliland, son: Sheldon “Bob” May, great grandson Waylon Kristopher Coughenour and life long friend Shelva Gilliland.

Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2013 at the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Case officiating and burial to follow in the Exline Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2013 at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Waylon Coughenour Memorial Scholarship Fund: Atomic Credit Union, 711 Beavercreek Road, Piketon, Ohio 45661.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting to www.mayhewbrownfuneralhome.com

Shevla J. Gilliland, 74
Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2012
Jackson County Times-Journal
Jackson, Ohio

Shevla J. Gilliland, 74

Our beloved Mother, Shevla J. Gilliland, age 74, of Jackson, went to meet our Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Shelva passed from this life from a sudden illness, while a patient in the ICU at Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe. She was born Dec. 28, 1938 to David Grant and Hester (Houser) Goodwin in Owens County, Indiana.

Shelva was retired from Jackson Corporation in Jackson. She lived in Bossier City, Louisiana when she married and that was where her son Norman Jr. was born. The family moved to Chillicothe and finally made their home in Jackson.

Shelva worshiped at The Jackson Apostolic Church at 156 S. Star St. in Jackson.

Her proudest achievement was that she raised three boys by herself, sometimes working two or three jobs when the Jackson Corporation was on strike. Then came the love of her grandchildren. She was so proud of all of them. Her oldest, David E., was married on Dec. 23, and she may not have been there in body, but she was there in each one of her sons and grandchildren’s hearts. Shelva enjoyed working in the yard, cooking and reading the Bible.

She is survived by sons: Norman L. Gilliland Jr., Michael A. (Brenda Basiden) Gilliland, David J. (Rachel Landrum) Gilliland, all from Jackson; grandchildren: David E. (Diana DeLong) Gilliland, Jesse Gilliland, Shelby Gilliland, Destiny Gilliland; two sisters: Betty (William) Channell of Cambridge and Mary (Tom) Womack of Jackson; three brothers: David (Jo Channell) Goodwin of Coshocton, Larry (Beverly Shanton) Goodwin of Ray and Richard (Lori Seek) Goodwin of Galion; as well as many nephews, nieces and cousins, including special cousins Marie Callahan and Emma F. Houser.

Shelva is predeceased by her parents David Grant and Hester (Houser) Goodwin, her former husband Air Force veteran Norman L. Gilliland Sr. (Jan. 27, 1984) and special friends Esther Davison and Florence Malone.

She would not want one person to grieve for her, she always said when I pass do not grieve for me for I have made it to heaven, rejoice and be glad.

Shelva believed in helping others and she done that most of her life with her time and even money and she would do without herself for others. That is one reason she became an organ donor and donated her body to science. She always said maybe it could help extend or save someone else who would be in need.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Jackson Apostolic Church 156 Star St Jackson, with Pastor Rich Clark of the Jackson Apostolic Church and Pastor Mike Crabtree of Abundant Life Worship Center officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be given in Shelva’s name to either church.


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Title: Re: Recent passings....
Post by: admin on July 3, 2013, 04:28:25 AM

The following obituaries were provided by Judy Cornick.

OHIO

http://www.coxburkittfh.com/mary-lou-workman/ (http://www.coxburkittfh.com/mary-lou-workman/)
COX BURKITT FUNERAL HOME, FRI., 21 JUN 2013: Mary Lou GILLILAND Workman, age 75, of Chillicothe, Ohio, formerly of Beaver, Ohio, died Wednesday June 19, 2013 at Heartland of Chillicothe. She was born September 11, 1937 in Wellston, Ohio, a daughter of the late Trans and Berniece Lyons Gilliland. Mrs. Workman was united in marriage May 14, 1967 to her husband, Marvin Workman, who survives. Also surviving are herof Beaver, Ohio, one brother, Walter Lee (Sharon) Gilliland of Beaver, Ohio, three brothers-in-law, Charles (Carol) Workman of Waverly, Ohio, Clarence (Carol) Workman of Columbus, Ohio and Ray (Carol) Workman of Chillicothe, Ohio, three sisters-in-law, Joyce (Charles) Keibler of Waverly, Ohio, Bonnie (Marvin) Bapst of Waverly, Ohio and Freda (John) Arbaugh of Springfield, Ohio and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Robert H. Gilliland of Beaver, Ohio, one sister, Barbara Jean Gilliland Tyler Roach of Jacksonville, Florida, her father-in-law, Rev. Andrew Workman and mother-in-law, Elizabeth Brown Workman.
Mrs. Workman was a member of the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church and was employed at the WearEver Aluminum Company for 22 years.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday June 22, 2013 at the Cox Burkitt Funeral Home in Beaver, Ohio with Rev. Wendell Combs and Rev. Ronnie Hines officiating. Burial will follow in the Waverly Evergreen Union Cemetery located on Denver Rd. Friends may call from 5-8:00 P.M. Friday June 21, 2013 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Adena Hospice, 111 W. Water St., Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. The family would also like to thank the staff at Adena Hospice for the kindness and assistance they provided.


http://www.boyerfuneral.com/?menuitem=242&siteid=45&action=1&value=12&obituaries_action=2&obituaryid=146282 (http://www.boyerfuneral.com/?menuitem=242&siteid=45&action=1&value=12&obituaries_action=2&obituaryid=146282)
GILLILAND Geneva June Keppler
22Aug1927 - 27 Jun2013

BOYER FUNERAL HOME WEBSITE, SAT., 29 JUN 2013: Geneva June GILLILAND Keppler, 85, of Beaver, OH, died 6:58 P.M. Thursday 27 June 2013 at Piketon Nursing Center, Piketon, OH.
She was born 22 August 1927 in Beaver OH the daughter of the late Lovena (Gilliland) Smith and Walter Gilliland and Mollie (Kuntzman) Gilliland. On 30 November 1946 she was united in marriage to Howard Keppler who preceded her in death on 24 January 2009. Surviving are a sister Esther Weeter and husband Carl of Lucasville, OH, Brother Ralph J. Smith and Norma Jean of Chillicothe, OH, nieces and nephews, Cheryl Tackett and husband Michael, Waverly, OH, Charlotte Dixon and husband Terry, Waverly, OH, Roger Weeter and wife Sandy, Lucasville, OH and Charles Weeter and wife Sheila, Lucasville, OH, several great nieces and nephews and aunt Gladys Gilliland, Beaver, OH. Geneva was member of Faith United Methodist Church, Beaver, OH a retired Elementary Teacher for Western Local School District, a Graduate of Beaver High School, Class of 1945, Graduate of Rio Grande College with a BA in Education, and a member of the National Education Association and the Ohio Educational Association. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Monday, 1 July 2013 at the BOYER FUNERAL HOME, Waverly, OH with Rev. Hayden Archer Davis Officiating. Burial will follow in Beaver Union Cemetery, Beaver, OH.
Friends may call at the funeral home 4 – 8 P.M. Sunday and from 9:00 A.M. until the service hour on Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to: Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 400, Lucasville, OH 45648 or Piketon Nursing Center, 300 Overlook Drive, Piketon, OH 45661. www.boyerfuneral.com


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Title: Re: Recent passings.... OHIO
Post by: admin on July 6, 2013, 05:46:34 PM

http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/view/full_story_obits/23045802/article-Thelma-Louise-Maynard? (http://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/view/full_story_obits/23045802/article-Thelma-Louise-Maynard?)

Thelma Louise Maynard

Thelma Louise Maynard, age 94, of Portsmouth, passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at Heartland Nursing Center.

She was born January 7, 1919, the daughter of George Franklin Gilliland and Mary Dice Gilliland, deceased. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Maynard, a brother, Warren Gilliland, sisters Helen Herrod and Margaret Crabtree, and a grandson, John Allen Beckett.

She is survived by her children, Julie Miller, Kathi Maynard, Mark Maynard, David Maynard, Christopher Maynard, and Mary Moore. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a first cousin, Annie Gilliland Bristow of Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada.

Services will be private with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery. Wolfe-Nelson Funeral Home in Sciotoville is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to WolfeNelsonFuneralHome.com.


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Title: Re:Recent passings.... Ohio
Post by: admin on July 17, 2013, 05:40:52 PM

From the Athens Messenger
Athens, Ohio

Carl Gillilan
Posted: Monday, July 15, 2013

COOLVILLE — The Rev. Carl Leslie Gillilan passed away Sunday evening, July 14, 2013, at his residence.

The son of Stanley Alfred and Florence Mae Stout Gillilan, he was born on Aug. 17, 1915, in Coolville. He graduated from Belpre High School in 1934 and married Frances Cathleen Blake on Friday, May 15, 1942. He was a veteran of World War II and served in the Army Air Force with a station compliment squadron at an Air Service Command Depot in Warrington, England.

After the war, he had a 22-year career with the U.S. Postal Service. He was ordained in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ and served various churches in Athens, Meigs, Washington and Hocking Counties before retiring in 1987.

Carl was a member of the Mount Herman Church of the United Brethren in Christ. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9053 and a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 53. He was also a member of the Coolville Senior Citizens.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Frances Blake Gillilan, and a sister, Dorothy M. Warner. In addition he is survived by his four children and their families, Roger L. and Sharon (Fiddler) Gillilan of Dayton, Linda E. (Gillilan) and James V. Frey of Belpre, Karlen Joyce (Gillilan) Smith of Lancaster and David E. Gillilan of Coolville. He also is survived by six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley A. Gillilan; mother, Florence M. (Stout) Gillilan and brother Charles L. Gillilan.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, with the Rev. Harley Fiddler officiating. Burial will be in the Coolville Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Friday, from 1 p.m. until time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Huntington University, Forrester Fund, Office of Advancement, Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington, IN 46750.

You can sign the online guestbook at www.white-schwarzelfuneralhome.com


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Title: Re:Recent passings....
Post by: admin on July 24, 2013, 03:14:01 AM

This obituary from the Chillicothe (OH) Gazette was provided by Judy Cornick. You'll find something a bit confusing in this obit regarding her in-laws. Hopefully someone who knows this family can confirm the accuracy of the obit.

-- Kate

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chillicothegazette/obituary.aspx?n=mary-agnesmullen&pid=165771462&fhid=15352

McKINNISS Mary Agnes Mullen
19 May1924 - 9 Jul2013

CHILLICOTHE GAZETTE, THURS., 11 JUL 2013:
CHILLICOTHE: Mary Agnes McKINNISS Mullen, 89, of Chillicothe, died 11:35 P.M. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 in Westmoreland Place. She was born May 19, 1924, in Wellston, to the late Stanley and Goldie Armbruster McKinniss. On January 19, 1947, she married Lawrence R. Mullen, who survives. Also surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Ginger Mullen, of Frankfort; granddaughter, Lisa and Eric Bethel, of Chillicothe; and a great-grandson, Gavin Bethel; and in-laws, Karleen and Roy Gilliland and Barbara Stephenson, all of Wellston. She was predeceased by a brother, Raymond McKinniss. Mary was a member of St. Peter Church. She was a former employee at the former Hercules Manufacturing in Wellston and retired from Chillicothe High School where she worked in the Cafeteria. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013 in St. Peter Church with Fr. William P. Hahn celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Margaret Cemetery. Friends may call at the WARE FUNERAL HOME from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. You may sign her online register at www.warefh.com


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Title: Recent Passings: AL, CA, CO, IN, IA, others
Post by: admin on September 10, 2013, 02:40:04 PM

Alabama

GILLILAND, FLOYD ALVIN
Floyd Alvin "Big Soup" Gilliland passed away quietly on August 22, 2013 at the age of 93. He was born May 12, 1920 in Sulligent, Alabama and moved to Birmingham in 1941 where he worked as a butcher for Wilson Meat Packing Company. Then at Alpha Portland Cement Company in Midfield for twenty-nine years until the company closed in 1980 and he retired. He was a member of the New Faith Baptist Church in Pleasant Grove. Floyd Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, Carrie and William Taft Gilliland; his wife, Grace Elizabeth Pickle Gilliland and his brothers, Roy, Troy, Lloyd, and Coy Gilliland. He is survived by his only son, Floyd Edgar Gilliland (Patricia); three grandchildren, Floyd Shayne Gilliland (Courtney), Terri Juanice Gilliland Wilkerson (Bobby Ray,Sr.) and Chad Travis Gilliland(Marsha); also including many great grandchildren. There will be the receiving of family and friends for services at Valhalla Funeral Home on Monday, August 26, 2013 on Bessemer Super Highway from 10-11 A.M. with the service to follow at 11:00 A.M. The deceased will then be transported for burial for graveside services at the Wesley Chapel Detroit in Sulligent, AL; to be interred next to his loving wife, Grace, of thirty-three years of marriage. "Back Home At Last." - See more at: http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?pid=166578119#fbLoggedOut

GILLILAND, HELEN ANN ANDREWS
Born June 15, 1979, in Birmingham, passed away August 7, 2013, after a brave persistent battle with the ravages of cancer. She was the daughter of Richard Clark Andrews and Kathleen Brislin Andrews. Helen graduated from Hoover High School May 29, 1997, and Auburn University May 11, 2002, and, until her illness, was employed by Robins & Morton as a Graphic Arts Designer. Helen was an out-going, dedicated, accomplished, talented, happy person who would light up a room when she entered. She had a number of loyal friends, particularly Aimee Comer and co-workers at Robins & Morton, her loss is being deeply felt by those who dearly loved and cherished her. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Patrick B. Gilliland, her parents, her sister Katherine Ann Andrews Higgins (Andrew), brother, R. Clark Andrews Jr., paternal grandparents (Ann & Joe W. Andrews Jr.) uncles, Harry Brislin Jr. (Lily), Mark Brislin (Tess), aunts, Helen Johnson (Jeff), and Dr. Sharon A. Sharp (Bobby), uncle, D. Bruce Andrews and great uncle, Dr. J. Richard Andrews. Helen's maternal grandparents (Harry and Helen Brislin) are deceased. The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Dr. Charles Landen and the U.A.B. Nursing Personnel for their care and professional services, also the services of Comfort Care Hospice. The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from the hours of 12:00 until 2:00pm at Mountain Top Community Church. Helen's Celebration of Life service will start at 2:00pm at Mountain Top Community Church. Burial will follow at Southern Heritage Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to The American Cancer Society or the Exceptional Foundation, in Helen's Memory. - See more at: http://obits.al.com/obituaries/birmingham/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=166333485#fbLoggedOut

California

GILLILAND, LARRY NEAL
Larry Neal Gilliland, Sr.July 10, 1938 - August 3, 2013Resident of Santa CruzLarry Neal Gilliland, Sr., 75, entered into eternal rest on August 3, 2013, at Stanford Medical Center. He was born in Avenal, California to the late Howard (Alice) Gilliland of Mariposa, and Cleo (Robert) Stewart of Avenal. He resided in Santa Cruz for the past 20 years. He leaves behind his loving wife and best friend, Marie Gilliland; his son, Larry (Esther) Gilliland of Stockton; four grandchildren, Tara and James Adam and Michael and Marcus Gilliland; and his sisters, Terri (Terry) Bezzant and Lynna Grosely (Joe Dunkerley). Larry is preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Tamara Gilliland Adam. Larry graduated from Avenal High School in 1957 and served in the U.S. Coast Guard for two years. He then went to work as a transmission plant mechanic in gas transportation for PG&E for 34-years. While employed with PG&E he and his family ended up living in Tracy. He retired in 1994 and eventually he and his wife moved to Santa Cruz, where Larry took interest in working with wood and became a skilled wood craftsman which he enjoyed very much. He also had the opportunity to travel with his wife to many places throughout the United States. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. Larry and his wife enjoyed spending their winter months in Laughlin, Nevada and summers in Santa Cruz. Larry will most be remembered for his kind and caring heart. He had an infectious personality and had a way of incorporating laughter into all of his conversations. He will be deeply missed by many. A memorial service to celebrate Larry's life will be held on Sunday, August 25th, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Paradise Park Masonic Club in Santa Cruz. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association or a charity of your choice.
See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/SantaCruzSentinel/obituary.aspx?n=Larry-Neal-Gilliland&pid=166411516#fbLoggedOut

Colorado

CHARLIE SCOTT GILLILAND
(November 14, 2005 - June 11, 2013)
Charlie Scott Gilliland, 7, of Hudson, had just completed first grade at Hudson Academy in Hudson, CO. Some of Charlie’s favorite things were Spiderman, Gold mining, tractors, and plain old digging in the dirt. He had recently taken off in his reading skills, developing a huge love for Dr. Seuss books.
He regularly attended Gilcrest Baptist Church. During the Vacation Bible School program of the summer 2011, on the ride home, he announced his decision to accept Jesus into his heart. He was baptized in Dec. 2011, and became a member of Gilcrest Baptist Church. He was not shy about expressing his love for Jesus Christ.
Charlie is survived by his parents, Donnie & Kelley Gilliland; sisters, Elsie, age 6, and Emily, age 2, of Hudson; grandparents, Larry & Della Swift, of Noti, OR, and Donnie Gilliland of Goldendale, WA; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Nancy Gilliland.
Celebration of life will be at 6 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2013, at Faith Baptist Church of Longmont, 833 15th Ave, Longmont, CO.
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home has handled the arrangements.
http://www.ricemortuaryandcrematory.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2122334&fh_id=13067

Indiana

LYNNE ANN GILLILAND
May 9, 1947-August 9, 2013
Lynne Ann Gilliland, 66, La Porte, passed away unexpectedly at 2 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2013, at her home.
She was born May 9, 1947, in La Porte, Ind., to Paul and Esther (Rosenau) Lehker and lived her entire life in the La Porte area.
Lynne worked at Blue Chip Casino for 12 years and retired as Floor Supervisor, she previously worked for Transport as a driver.
On June 26, 1971, in Michigan City, she married Steven G. Gilliland who survives.
She cherished her family and enjoyed spending time with them as well as traveling and camping. She was a former 4-H Leader, she enjoyed horses, gardening, cooking, reading, word games and nature.
She leaves behind her husband, one daughter Stephanie (Adam) Smith, La Porte; two sons David (Meghan) Gilliland, La Porte, and Brad (Melissa) Moore, Winter Park, Fla.; six grandchildren Parker, Giovanna, Lauren, Grant, Brynnley and Faith; one brother Gaelen (Beth) Lehker, La Porte, several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Essling Funeral Home with Rev Evan Lash officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday before the service at Essling Funeral Home.
Essling Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to La Porte County 4-H, Purdue Extension, 2857 W. Ind. 2, La Porte, IN 46350.
Family and friends may leave their condolences at www.esslingfuneralhome.com
http://www.heraldargus.com/articles/2013/08/17/obituaries/doc52056f93b21f8813806306.txt

Iowa

IDA L. GILLILAND, 92, of Des Moines died Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Altoona Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Altoona, IA. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 3 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul of which she was a long-time member. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery. Ida was born on May 27, 1921 to James and Sylvia (Wright) Higbee. She grew up and graduated from high school in Jefferson, IA. She and Franklyn Wells Gilliland married at St. John's by the Campus Church in Ames on July 19, 1947 then moved to Des Moines where they made a home and were blessed by five daughters. Ida worked for over twenty years in the accounting office of the State of Iowa Board of Control (later known as the Department of Human Services) and participated in the American Business Women Association. She served on the Cathedral Church of St. Paul Altar Guild. She was a past Worthy Matron of the Des Moines Eastern Star Chapter 89 and a member of the Daughters of the Nile. She was a recipient of the Grand Cross of Color Honored Degree from the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Ida enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking and spending time with her family. Those left to cherish Ida's memory include her husband of 66 years, Frank Gilliland; five daughters, Jeanne Andrews of Houston, TX, Marcia (Mel) Bancroft of Des Moines, Sandra (Nelson) Kraschel of Clear Lake, IA, Carole (Tom) Seibert of Marietta, GA and Joanne (Tom) Dixon of Eagan, MN. Her legacy continues through her 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren including, Angela Hild with husband, Joey, and their three children; Michael Andrews; Matthew Andrews and his two children; Mark Bancroft with wife, Leah, and their child; Morgan Merical with husband, Kyle, and their child; James Kraschel; Kate Kraschel; Elizabeth Kraschel; Christopher Seibert with his wife, Stephanie, and their three children; Nicholas Seibert with his wife, Rachelle, and their two children; Samuel Seibert; Emily Seibert; Joseph Seibert; Abbie Seibert; Jennifer Dixon; and Michael Dixon. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Robert, James and John Higbee. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cathedral Church of St. Paul Altar Guild. - See more at: http://www.ilesfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Ida-Gilliland/Des-Moines-IA/1230645#sthash.4z3Epp8r.dpuf

Michigan

ROBERT EMMET "GILLIE" GILLILAND, - Age 67, of Linden, died May 21, 2013. Funeral services will be held 7 PM Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 E. Broad St., Linden. Pastor Oliver Allbright will officiate. Visitation will be held from 11 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Robert Gilliland Memorial Fund. Robert was born May 12, 1946 in Linden, the son of Philip and Doris (Morgan) Gilliland. He was married to Shelba Marie Whitten on June 16, 1967. Mr. Gilliland was a member of Calvary Bible Church in Cohoctah. Surviving are: wife, Shelba; children, Mark (Valerie), Treni (Randy) Dowd, Tina (Steve) Sherman; grandchildren, Ty, Brock, Maria and Coner; brothers, James (Luella), Ronnie (Barb), Arnold (Karen), Kevin; sisters, Renee Landers, Shelly Baker; several nieces and nephews; lifelong friend, Romey Goins. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lynn; brothers, Fred and Reggie; sisters, Phyllis Selby and Joyce Harper. Online condolences may be posted on the obituaries page of www.sharpfuneralhomes.com - See more at: http://www.sharpfuneralhomes.com/obituary/Robert-E.-Gillie-GILLILAND/Linden-MI/1210165#sthash.5oSHIQwi.dpuf

New Jersey

ERNEST J. GILLILAND, 86, of Lincoln Park, N.J., died on Tuesday unexpectedly. The funeral is on Monday at 10 a.m. from the Keri Memorial Funeral Home, 125 Main St., Lincoln Park. Visiting is today, Sunday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Born in Newark, N.J., Ernest resided in Lincoln Park for the past 62 years. He was employed as a road supervisor for the County of Morris for 25 years, retiring in 1988. Ernest served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and held a membership in the American Legion Post 279, Lincoln Park. He was volunteer fireman with the Lincoln Park Fire Department Hose Co. No. 1 for 52 years, rising to the rank of deputy chief. Five of those years he also served as a member of the Fairfield Fire Department. Other memberships included the N.J. State Firemen's Relief Association and the N.J. State Firemen's Exempt Association. Ernest was a parishioner of St. Andrew's P.E. Church, Lincoln Park. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; his son, George and wife, Debbie; a daughter, Patricia Kamenetz and husband, Gary, and grandchildren, Brian and Mark Kamenetz, and Jennifer Gilliland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lincoln Park First Aid Squad, 34 Chapel Hill Rd., Lincoln Park, N.J. 07035 (www.lpfas.org).
Published in Star-Ledger from November 10 to November 11, 2012
- See more at: http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?pid=160972566#fbLoggedOut

ROBERT N. (Sonny Jim) GILLILAND – Spotswood, NJ Robert N. (Sonny Jim) Gilliland, 80, died on June 22, 2013 at the JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ. Robert was born and raised in Jamesburg, NJ and has resided in Spotswood since 2000. Robert was employed by Quaker Oats in New Brunswick for many years before working in the auto body industry for JP Motors in Jamesburg. He enjoyed horse racing and NASCAR. Most important to him was his family. He loved spending time with them, especially his grandchildren. Robert is survived by his wife Marie (Spinola) Gilliland of 29 years, his children John J. Anthony and his wife Melissa of Cranbury, N.J. Robert Gilliland of Lancaster, PA, James Gilliland and his wife Leslie of Dayton, NJ, Edward Gilliland of East Brunswick, N.J. Debra VanLiew and her husband John of Jamesburg, NJ, Nancy Tagliaferro and her husband Andrew of Monroe Twp., NJ, Patricia Blumig and her husband Kevin of East Brunswick, NJ, Susan Keach and her husband Duane of East Brunswick, NJ, Donna Taylor of East Brunswick, NJ, one brother, William Gilliland of Spotswood, NJ three sisters: Wiletta Paprocki of Spotswood, NJ, Dorothy Phares of Monroe Twp, NJ, Ethel Shea of Jamesburg, NJ, twenty grandchildren, two great grandchildren and his Goddaughter Emily Dudkin of Jamesburg, NJ. Also surviving are many extended family members and friends. - See more at: http://www.demarcofuneralhome.com/obituary/Robert-N.-Sonny-Jim-Gilliland/Spotswood-NJ/1219345#sthash.4d2llSJj.dpuf

Ohio

GILLILAND THEO "Tom" GILLILAND, 89, passed away August 6, 2013. Beloved husband of the late Helen. Loving father of Joyce, Elaine, and James. Brother to Dorothy. Dear grandfather of Tristan, Tayt, and Katrise. Great grandfather of Savali. Tom was Treasurer of William Feather Printers, member of the Oberlin Rotary and a graduate of Western Reserve University and West High School. He was a Purple Heart Recipient of the 89th Infantry, WWII. A memorial service will be held later this month for Tom and in memory of his wife, Helen. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Ave, Cleveland OH 44110 or The Oberlin Rotary Club, www.oberlinrotary.org. Arrangements by Jardine Funeral Home. www.jardinefh.com - See more at: http://obits.cleveland.com/obituaries/cleveland/obituary.aspx?pid=166381773#fbLoggedOut


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Title: Recent passings: AL, GA, IL, MO, NC, OH
Post by: admin on September 11, 2013, 05:54:07 AM

Alabama to Virginia

BILLY A. GILLILAND
Virginia Beach - Billy A. Gilliland - Born on Aug. 21, 1928 in Decatur, Alabama, passed away Aug 1, 2013 in the loving presence of his family.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Gerri Gilliland, a son John Gilliland and wife Barbara, a daughter Vandy Adair, 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and brother Allen Gilliland and wife Jean. Billy was a veteran of the Korean War and a resident of Virginia Beach for 62 years. Upon leaving the military, he worked as a Virginia Beach Police Officer and for the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad for 13 years and concurrently worked for the United States Postal Service where he served as a president of the NALC and retired after 40 years of service.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday August 6th at 11 a.m. in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., 2002 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA and the burial will follow at Rosewood-Kellum Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Monday evening at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.

Georgia

ELIZABETH S. “Beth” GILLELAND
Elizabeth S. “Beth” Gilleland, 93, of Fitzgerald, Georgia, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Life Care Center in Fitzgerald.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM, Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Central United Methodist Church in Fitzgerald with the Rev. B.J. Funk and the Rev. Keith Goodlett officiating. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 Saturday evening at the funeral home.
Mrs. Gilleland was born May 24, 1920, in Winfield, Georgia to the late John Edward and Pearl Bohler Smith. She was graduated from Winfield High School and earned her Bachelors Degree in English, with a minor in Music, from Columbia College in Columbia, South Carolina in 1940. She taught school in Thomson for 6 years. Following the tragedy of the Winecoff Hotel Fire in 1946, Mrs. Gilleland moved to Fitzgerald to care for her brother, Dr. J.E. Smith, Jr., whose entire family perished in the blaze. After Dr. Smith remarried, Mrs. Gilleland married Quincy Gilleland and made her life in Fitzgerald. An active member of Central United Methodist Church, she taught the Friendship Sunday school class for over 50 years, played piano for her husband’s Carlyle Sunday school class, and served several terms on the Central Administrative Board as well as various church committees. She was a talented seamstress and helped needlepoint the kneeling cushions in Central’s sanctuary and did handwork on many of Central’s trademark banners as well. She was the last surviving member of the Sew & Sews and was a member of the Fitzgerald Review Club. For almost her entire life, Mrs. Gilleland attended Whiteoak Camp Ground for many events and annual meetings. She had a love for Whiteoak and many major life events centered around her visits there.
She is survived by her sons: Frank & Jeri Gilleland of Fitzgerald and John & Cheri Gilleland of Lilburn; and six grandchildren: Justin Gilleland, Haley Gilleland, Jenna Gilleland, Ryan & Christy Gilleland, Lydia Gilleland, and Erin Gilleland. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Thomas Lloyd Smith and Dr. John Edward Smith, Jr.
The family suggests those desiring to send memorials may send them to Central United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 428, Fitzgerald, GA 31750 or to the Whiteoak Camp Ground, c/o John Gilleland, Trustee, 740 Hambrick Drive, Lilburn, GA 30047.
http://www.mcduffieprogress.com/article_5672.shtml

MATTIE GILLELAND
Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, in the Ward's Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mattie Gilleland, age 89, of Gainesville. The Rev. Ralph O. Smith will officiate. Interment will follow in Alta Vista Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Gilleland passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013.
Mrs. Gilleland was born in Hall County to the late Evard G. Young and Gennie M. Young. She had worked for Southern Bell and was a member of Pleasant Union Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Selmon Gilleland, three brothers and one sister.
Survivors include special nephew, Greg Young and several other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Online condolences may be made at wardsfh.com. Ward's Funeral Home, 758 Main St. S.W., Gainesville in charge of arrangements.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com on August 31, 2013
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/gainesvilletimes/obituary.aspx?n=mattie-gilleland&pid=166705278&fhid=6045#fbLoggedOut

Illinois to Georgia

SARAH CHRISTY GILLILAND
ARCOLA — Sarah Christy Gilliland, 35, of Chamblee, GA formerly of Arcola, IL passed away at 3:12 A.M. on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Arcola, IL. Father John Titus will officiate. Burial will be in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, August 16 and from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M on Saturday, August 17 at the Edwards Funeral Home in Arcola.
Sarah was born on December 5, 1977 in Tuscola, IL. She was a daughter of Harold Charles and Florencia (Delmo) (Sarona) Gilliland.
She is survived by her parents, Chuck and Flory Gilliland of the Philippines, formerly of Arcola, IL; one brother, Ron Gilliland and his wife Nicole of Fishers, IN; one sister Chonna Perry and her husband Dale of Crittenden, KY; a niece Ashlan Perry and three nephews, Maxwell Gilliland, Keegan, and Caden Perry; grandmother, Anita Gilliland of Arcola, IL and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
http://jg-tc.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/gilliland-sarah/article_e19e35ec-0555-11e3-9494-001a4bcf887a.html

Missouri

BETTY R. (Fudge) GILLELAND
Betty R. (Fudge) Gilleland, of Webb City, formerly of Springfield, passed away June 1, 2013. She was born November 7, 1928 in Springfield, MO. She graduated from Springfield (Central) High School. She previously worked at the former Strout Realty for 23 years as a copyright supervisor for their nationwide real estate catalog. She was united in marriage to William "Bill" D. Gilleland, Jr. on September 3, 1948 at Central Christian Church, who preceded her in death, in 2010. They were married for 63 years.
Betty was a member of South Street Christian Church. She always loved spending time with her family, and with Bill, and they loved traveling in their motor home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William "Bill", her parents Earl and Bertha Fudge. She is survived by her two children William Denton III and L Dianne Henry and husband Chris; four grandchildren, Tom Gilleland and wife Cristin, Rhianna Crowell, Tina Hrdlicka and husband Kyle, and Elizabeth Gilleland; and great-granddaughter Madison Hrdlicka.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 6:00-8:00 pm, at Greenlawn East Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11:30 am, Friday, June 7, 2013. Burial will be held at 1 pm at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Betty was a dearly loved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be sorely missed. She is now with the love of her life, Bill. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/news-leader/obituary.aspx?pid=165151699#fbLoggedOut

North Carolina to South Carolina

MARY (Gilleland) WELCH
Mrs. Mary Emma Gilleland Welch, 87, widow of James W. “Tony” Welch, Sr., died Thursday, August 22, 2013, at McLeod Hospice House of Florence. Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, August 24, 2013, at Williamsburg Cemetery, directed by Williamsburg Funeral Home.
Mrs. Welch was born February 18, 1926, in Statesville, North Carolina, a daughter of the late Hugh E. Gilleland, Sr. and Bleeka Reavis Gilleland. She moved to Kingstree, as a child, graduated from Kingstree High School and graduated from Mitchell Community College of Statesville, North Carolina. She was a member of Kingstree First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for many years. She worked at the Williamsburg County Courthouse and at Kingstree Insurance.
Survivors are: four children, James W. Welch, Jr. (Carolyn) of Toledo, Ohio; Edward Winslow Welch (Julie) of Kingstree; William H. Welch, III, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; and Ann Welch Brown (Walker) of Charlotte, North Carolina; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Williamsburg Regional Hospital Foundation, PO Drawer 568, Kingstree, SC 29556 or McLeod Health Foundation, Hospice Services, PO Box 100551, Florence, SC 29502-0551.
http://www.kingstreenews.com/story/Mary-Welch--Kingstree

Ohio

MARY JANICE CHURAN
Mary Janice Churan, 80, of Chillicothe died 8:55 a.m. Thursday, August 22, 2013 in the Adena Regional Medical Center of Waverly following an extended illness.
She was born January 1, 1933 in Springfield, OH to the late John P. and Gladys V. Bradfield Madden. In 1950 she married William E. Gilleland who died in 1963 and in 1976 she married Andrew Churan who died in 1990.
Surviving are a daughter, Cynthia M. (Larry) Payne, of Chillicothe; a son John P. (Patricia) Gilleland, of Springfield, OH; 7 grandchildren; a brother, Robert P. Madden, of Springfield; and a sister Patricia Johnson, of Springfield. She was predeceased by a son John M. Gilleland, a twin sister Martha J. Barringer and sister Roselyn M. Madden.
Mary was a member of St. Joseph Church in Springfield.
There will no calling hours or funeral service. Burial will take place in St. Bernard Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.
http://www.warefh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2201306&fh_id=13229

ROBERT W. GILLILAN
Robert W. Gillilan, 80, of Chillicothe, died unexpectedly, 11:18 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at his residence.
He was born December 31, 1932, in Nelsonville, to the late Ralph and Alice Price Gillilan.
Surviving are children, Jerry, Bob, and David Gillilan, Jody Prather and Alisa Anthony; sisters, Judy (Bud) Adkins, of Chillicothe, Mary McDevitt, of Circleville, Cheryl (Ron) Gotee, of KY and Sharon DeLong, of Columbus; a brother, Jim (Ann) Gillilan, of Columbus. He was predeceased by a son, Mark Anthony Gillilan and brothers, Butch Gillilan and Danny VanGundy.
Robert was a retired brick mason.
There will be no funeral service or calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the WARE FUNERAL HOME.
http://www.warefh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2178678&fh_id=13229


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Title: Re:Recent passings....
Post by: admin on September 23, 2013, 02:17:09 PM

OHIO

Naomi Ruth Gilliland

GILLILAND WHEELERSBURG — Naomi Ruth Gilliland, 99, of Wheelersburg, died Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Best Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are pending at the Swick-Bussa-Chamberlin Funeral Home in Wheelersburg, where friends may call Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/portsmouth-dailytimes/obituary.aspx?n=naomi-ruth-gilliland&pid=167081174&fhid=27789#fbLoggedOut (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/portsmouth-dailytimes/obituary.aspx?n=naomi-ruth-gilliland&pid=167081174&fhid=27789#fbLoggedOut)

Naomi was the wife of Ora Lester Gilliland, who died in 2003. Ora was the son of Edna Ethel Galford and William Gilliland.

Naomi's maiden name was Yeley.

From the library archives:
Kate's Notes: Edna Ethel Galford Gilliland (1890-1917) was the daughter of Sabina Birea Rockwell (1851-1923), who was born at Owl Creek in Pike County, Ohio, and Alexander Galford (1844-1893). The pedigree of Edna's husband, William, is still to be confirmed.

Although I have yet to find any details on Mildred, son Ora (full name Ora Lester Gilliland), born 30 September, 1909, lived a long life and passed away on July 26, 2003 in Wheelersburg, Scioto County. His mother Edna is buried at Owl Creek Cemetery while Ora rests at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg.


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Title: Re:Recent passings.... Virginia
Post by: admin on September 27, 2013, 01:20:40 PM

The Times Dispatch
Richmond, Virginia

GILLILAND, SHIRLEY

GILLILAND, Shirley Mae, 76, of Blackstone, Va., widow of Channing Gilliland, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2013. She is survived by two sons, David Allen Gilliland of Blackstone and Ronnie Gilliland (Jeri Moon) of Amelia; a daughter, Cheryl Rae Gilliland (Mark Edwards) of Amelia; five grandchildren, John David Gilliland, Christopher Allen Gilliland, Colton Channing Gilliland, Brittany Ann Vaughn and Johnathon Channing Vaughn; two brothers, Jimmy Pickral of Blackstone and Ollie Pickral (Teri) of Kilmarnock; two sisters, Dorothy P. Fender (Julian) of Crewe and Gladys P. Burley of Madison Heights; and a great-granddaughter. She was recently predeceased by a brother, Henry Pickral (Linda) of Tennessee. A funeral service will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the Joseph McMillian Funeral Home, 1826 Cox Rd. (Bus. Hwy. 460) near Blackstone. The family will receive friends following the funeral services until 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Thomas Johns Cancer Hospital, 1401 Johnston-Willis Dr., Richmond, 23235. mcmillianfuneralhome.com
http://www.timesdispatch.com/obituaries/gilliland-shirley/article_87968c25-ef04-5fa7-b589-97ca585a34c8.html (http://www.timesdispatch.com/obituaries/gilliland-shirley/article_87968c25-ef04-5fa7-b589-97ca585a34c8.html)


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Title: Re:Recent passings.... Ohio
Post by: admin on October 1, 2013, 09:44:30 AM

From the Portsmouth Daily Times, Scioto County, Ohio

GILLILAND — Gladys Pauline Gilliland, 93, formerly of Beaver, Ohio, died 6:05 a.m. Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Traditions at Bristol Village, Waverly. She was born September 17, 1920 in London, Ohio, the daughter of the late Oren Layton Culp and Onie A. (Roush) Culp. On April 20, 1957 Gladys was united in marriage to Trans J. Gilliland who preceded her in death on May 10, 1988. Surviving are a son, Walter Gilliland and wife Sharon of Beaver, Ohio, four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sister, Viola McAllister of Washington C.H. Ohio, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, son, Robert Howard Gilliland, two daughters, Mary Lou Workman and Barbara Jean Roach, brother, Eugene Culp and sister, Edna Armintrout preceded her in death. Gladys was a homemaker and a member of the Beaver United Faith Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the BOYER FUNERAL HOME in Waverly with Rev. Haden Archer Davis and Rev. Ronnie Hines officiating. Burial will follow in Beaver Union Cemetery, Beaver, Ohio. Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral Home from 4 - 7 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until the service hour on Thursday. www.boyerfuneral.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/portsmouth-dailytimes/obituary.aspx?n=gladys-gilliland&pid=167197455&fhid=8652#fbLoggedOut (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/portsmouth-dailytimes/obituary.aspx?n=gladys-gilliland&pid=167197455&fhid=8652#fbLoggedOut)

Note: Beaver, Ohio is in Pike County Ohio, near the borders of both Scioto and Jackson counties.


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Title: Re:Recent passings....
Post by: admin on October 1, 2013, 08:31:38 PM

I wanted to add some genealogical information pertaining to the obituary I just posted for Gladys Pauline (Culp) Gilliland. Gladys was actually the second wife of Trans Gilliland.
Trans "John" Gilliland, b. May 24, 1912, d. May 10, 1988, was a son of Walter C. and Mary Barbara (Kuntzman) Gilliland. He first married Bernice Lyons, b. August 7, 1913 to Joseph and Carrie Lyons. Bernice died in 1952; Trans married a second time in 1957 to Gladys Culp.
Trans and Bernice had four children: Mary Lou, Barbara Jean, Walter Lee and Robert Howard, who died in 1975.
Their gravestones are included in a report on Beaver Union Cemetery of Pike County, Ohio, which can be found in the GT library.

-- Kate


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Title: Recent passings: IN, NC, OR, VA
Post by: admin on November 2, 2013, 12:12:42 PM

Indiana

The Journal and Courier
Greenwood, Indiana
11 October, 2013
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jconline/obituary.aspx?n=conrad-b-gilliland&pid=167489071&fhid=19166#sthash.OTiuIeRN.dpuf (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jconline/obituary.aspx?n=conrad-b-gilliland&pid=167489071&fhid=19166#sthash.OTiuIeRN.dpuf)

Conrad B. Gilliland, 70
Conrad B. Gilliland, 70, of Greenwood passed away on October 10, 2013. He was born on March 24, 1943 in Danville, IL a son of Conrad L. and Aida N. (Hart).
Survivors include his wife Betty, son Bill (Angie) Gilliland, sister Marilla Bottomley, and 2 grandchildren Grace and Sophie Gilliland.
Conrad served our country in the United States Navy from 1964-1970. He attended Eastern Illinois University. Conrad was the owner of The Flower Nook in Fowler, IN from 1972-1989 and worked at the Indiana Department of Education, School Lunch Division Computer Consultant from 1981-2009. He was a member of Greenwood Presbyterian and enjoyed golfing and computer programming. Conrad was also the recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash award twice in his lifetime.
Visitation will be on Sunday, October 13, at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 West Main Street, Greenwood, from 4-6 PM. The funeral service will be on Monday at Greenwood Presbyterian Church, 102 East Main Street, Greenwood, at 11 AM with a visitation there from 10-11 AM. The Reverend Cheryl Montgomery will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the CERN Foundation, Collaborative Ependymoma Research Network, 6450 Poe Avenue, Suite 201, Dayton, OH 45414 or online at https://cern-foundation.org. Memorial contributions are also suggested to Greenwood Presbyterian Church.
View the guestbook at www.wilsonstpierre.com.


North Carolina

The Chatham Record
Chatham County, North Carolina
October 11, 2013
http://www.chathamnewsandrecord.com/obituaries/

James Ray Gilliland
James Ray Gilliland, 88, of Siler City died Friday, October 11, 2013 at Siler City Center. Mr. Gilliland was born in Chatham County on July 6, 1925, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Mary Lila (Dixon) Gilliland. He was a farmer and enjoyed raising cows, carpentry work and helping in the community, no matter the need. Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Brady Gilliland; his parents; sister and brothers, Dorothy Marley, Eunice Moore, Mary Dunn, Bill and Howard Gilliland.
He is survived by three sisters, Shirley G. Edmisten and husband Burl of Bear Creek, Mozelle G. Fields of Siler City, Allene G. Amos of Monticello, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Monday, October 14, 2013 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Oakley Baptist Church,2300 Siler City-Glendon Road, Siler City, and at other times at the home of Shirley Edmisten,1575 Oakley Church Road, Bear Creek. The funeral was held Monday, October 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Oakley Baptist Church with Rev. Bobby Shutt and Rev. Eddie Ellison officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Community Home Care & Hospice,108 Village Lake Road,Siler City, NC 27344.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home assisted the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneral home.com.

Oregon

The Oregonian
(Portland)
Oct. 27, 2013
http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/Oregon/obituary.aspx?n=John-M-Gilliland&pid=167736302#sthash.dpWlVXGC.dpuf (http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/Oregon/obituary.aspx?n=John-M-Gilliland&pid=167736302#sthash.dpWlVXGC.dpuf)

Gilliland, John M. 86 April 20, 1927 Oct. 19, 2013
With sadness, but also with the belief he is with the Lord, the family of John M. Gilliland announces his passing on Oct. 19, 2013. Born in Stronghurst, Ill., on April 20, 1927, John grew up and went to school in Burlington, Iowa. Like many of his friends in the "greatest generation," John left high school early to join the military during World War II. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Princeton CV-37 and was deployed to Japan during the Occupation. He then joined the Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed at Paine Air Force Base in Everett, Wash. After his time in the military, John concentrated on his career path. He always told his family he would have either become a master criminal or a great police officer. Fortunately, for the city of Portland, he chose the side of the law and finished first in his police academy class of 1954. Hating all forms of discrimination, John was the first white policeman in Portland to partner with an African American officer. John worked his way from street patrolman (one of his favorite beats was Yaws Drive-In in the Hollywood District) to criminal investigator. He had a photographic memory when it came to names and fingerprints. The latter often helped him lift prints at crime scenes and immediately identify suspects. During his career, he took part in many crime scene investigation seminars throughout the United States, including courses at the FBI Academy in Washington, D.C. He also taught criminal justice classes at Clackamas Community College. After retiring from the Portland Police Bureau in 1980, John worked as a consultant and then spent another 15 years with the Clackamas County sheriff's office, setting up and working with their identification department. He finally retired from police work altogether at the age of 75 in 2002. A dedicated family man with an active nature, it was not unusual for John to come home from work in the old days and insist the family pile into the car and go shopping, to the library or play putt-putt golf. He was never one to sit around. No one in the family can ever remember John making it through an entire movie, church service or even holiday meal without having to get up and walk around. John hung out at Powell's Books before it was cool, played basketball well into his 60s and even appeared in plays at the Portland Civic Theatre. He loved books, Oregon history, cats and his family most of all. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gertrude Greer; son, Jon (Jeri); daughter, Susanne (Richard); and grandchildren, Erik, Kirstin and Rose. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Prince of Life Lutheran Church in Oregon City. Donations may be made in his memory to the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division.

Virginia

The Star Exponent
Culpeper, Virginia
http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/obituaries/chase-judith/article_238bcdb9-6d8f-5c7e-9c56-ed3cf199a39e.html (http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/obituaries/chase-judith/article_238bcdb9-6d8f-5c7e-9c56-ed3cf199a39e.html)

Judith Gilliland Chase
Judith Gilliland Chase of Stevensburg, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at the University of Virginia Medical Center, surrounded by family. She was born on January 19, 1941, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, to the late Lynn Woolridge and Violet Kunes Gilliland. Prior to her marriage, she attended Wilson College in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She married her high school sweetheart in 1960, and began her career as an Army wife. During her lifetime, she provided love, strength, support, and friendship to all those fortunate enough to know her. As a dedicated military wife and mother, she embodied hospitality and warmth, always placing friends and family before herself. She was an avid horseback rider, horse trainer, fox hunter, and riding instructor. She opened the doors to the world of horseback riding for numerous people, young and old. She loved animals, and formed nearly human bonds with her beloved pets. She faced extraordinary challenges, always with dignity and grace. Despite facing a serious illness for over 30 years, she used that time to pursue her passions for drawing and painting, playing bridge, birdwatching, and the study of nature. She was an constant reader, always committed to the pursuit of knowledge. She could speak shrewdly on almost any topic. All who knew her delighted in her quick wit. In addition, she has been a wonderful presence at Mitchells Presbyterian Church, serving many roles during her nearly four decades of membership. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, William C. "Bill" Chase Jr.; four children, William C. "Bo" Chase IV and his wife, Libba, of Stevensburg, Jane Chase Neal of Culpeper, Elizabeth G. Chase of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, and Kerr B. Chase and his wife, Amy, of King William, Virginia; seven grandchildren, Brittany Deal and her husband, Max, Clark Chase, Branson Chase, Boulton Chase, Alexandra Neal, Blair Neal, and Skyler Comisky; three brothers, John W. Gilliland, James H. Gilliland, and Joseph K. Gilliland, and their spouses, of Clearfield, Pennsylvania; and numerous extended family members. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Jane Lynn Gilliland. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 5 until 8 p.m. at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, Virginia. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 South West Street, Culpeper. Pastor John Grotz of Mitchells Presbyterian Church will conduct the service. Interment will follow in Mitchells Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Mitchells Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 98, Mitchells VA 22729, or the Diabetes Research and Action Education Foundation, www.diabetesaction.org. An online guest book and tribute wall are available at www.foundandsons.com. Found and Sons Funeral Chapel of Culpeper, is serving the family.


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Title: Recent passings: FL, IN, KY, LA, TX, OK, OR, VA
Post by: admin on November 16, 2013, 05:28:52 AM

FLORIDA

R. Todd Gilleland, DMD
Herald Tribune
Sarasota, Florida

R. Todd Gilleland, DMD, 49, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Washington, PA, died on Oct. 26, 2013. Services will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Fri., Nov. 1, 2013 at Faith Lutheran Church in Sarasota, FL. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Todd's name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Condolences may be offered at www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldtribune/obituary.aspx?n=todd-r-dmd-gilleland&pid=167785802&fhid=8468#sthash.EtwQDSGt.dpuf

INDIANA

Carolyn Louise Gilliland

The Journal Review
Crawfordsville, Indiana
http://www.journalreview.com/obituaries/article_a7d23d28-48b6-11e3-980c-0019bb2963f4.html

Carolyn Louise Gilliland, 77, of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday in her home surrounded by her children.
She was born Aug. 23, 1937, at Crawfordsville, to Otis and Geneva Bir Wharff; she was a Crawfordsville High School graduate. She married Don Gilliland on Nov. 14, 1959.
She was a homemaker and home care provider for many years. She enjoyed working in her flower gardens, her children’s school activities being with friends, cooking and was especially well known for her chicken and noodle dinners and noodle making skills. She also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
She was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, the Eagles, Eagles Auxiliary, and the American Legion.
Carolyn was a one of a kind person who always had a smile on her face, a kind word for everyone and didn’t know a stranger. She was a people person and thoroughly enjoyed her life and all those who were in it.
Carolyn is survived by her children, Tracy (Tim) Dehne, Mike (Deb) Gilliland, Matt (Denise) Gilliland, all of Crawfordsville, and step-son Steve (Robin) Gilliland of Mishawaka. She is also survived by her sister, Jane Wharff of Crawfordsville, and grandchildren, Cole, Maggie, Ryan, Allison, Mitchell and Jake.
She was preceded in death by her husband Don; parents; brothers Wayne, Bernard and John; and sisters, Phyllis and Mona.
Our mom was a true lover of live who lived life to its fullest. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her but the memories we will cherish forever. When the heart grieves for what is lost, the spirit rejoices for what is left.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. A private interment service will take place Tuesday.
Online condolences may be left at www.huntandson.com.

KENTUCKY

Linville Gilliland Jr.

The Commonwealth Journal
Somerset, Kentucky

Linville E. Gilliland, Jr., 88, of Somerset, Ky., passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at his residence.
He was born in Pulaski County on June 17, 1925, to the late Ethel McKenzie and Linville Emmett Gilliland, Sr. He was self-employed as a carpenter and building contractor of beautiful homes in the area and a faithful and dedicated member of the New Enterprise Baptist Church of Alcalde.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Lois Edwards Gilliland, as well as one sister Bobbie Jo Holt; a special niece, Suzanne Kidd; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Curtis Gilliland, Sr., and three sisters, Dean Wells, Lucille Horton and Maxine Hinkle.
He served with the 419th Field Artillery Battalion during World War II in the European Theater, where he was awarded three Bronze Stars, Good Conduct Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He was a member of Masonic Order 111.
Visitation for friends and family will be on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, beginning at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with his funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. with Bro. Jim McKinney officiating.
Burial will be in the Lakeside Memorial Gardens with full Military Honors by the American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be his nephews Curtis Gilliland, Jr., Richard Wells, Ernie Gilliland, Jack New, Jed Mounce, and Chris Conley.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice of Lake Cumberland or the American Legion Honor Guard.
Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Linville E. Gilliland, Jr.
You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website: www.lakecumberlandfuneralhome.com.
- See more at: http://www.somerset-kentucky.com/obituaries/x862177250/Obituaries-for-Tuesday-October-8-2013#sthash.mBHgOi5Q.dpuf

LOUISIANA

Janice Faye Gilleland

Gray, Louisiana
http://www.dignitymemorial.com/hargrave-funeral-home/en-us/index.page

Janice Faye Gilleland 63 a native of Ozark, Al. and a resident of Gray La. went home to be with her Lord and Savior on September 27, 2013.
Janice Loved the Lord with all her heart and soul she did her best to live her life in a way pleasing to him. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and a great friend to many.
Janice was faithful member of Safe Harbor Ministers in Gray. Janice enjoyed playing bingo and played it very often her favorite bingo markers traveled with her everywhere.
Janice is survived by her husband of 17 years James W. Gilleland, Jr. of Gray, La. Three daughters Penny R. Young and her husband Jimmy of Houston, Tx. Kristi M. Hoover and her husband Charles III of Winter Haven, Fl and Kyle Ashley Houston of Reno, Nv. Her two son Richard A. Kielbassa II of Corpus Christi, Tx and Jacob C. Houston of Reno, Nv. One brother Bobby B. Ferguson and his wife Susie of Berwick,La. Three sisters, Bonnie G. Gibbs and her husband Al of Abbeville, Al. Brenda J. Wagnon and her husband Jerry of, Breman, Al. and Charlotte A. Garrison and her husband Wendell of Simsboro,La. Eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Janice was preceded in death by her son Russell Wayne Kielbassa, her sister Mary E. Ivey, her brother John H. Ferguson II, her parents Loree W. Ferguson and John H. Ferguson Sr.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Hargrave Funeral Home from 10 am until 1 pm.
A home going Celebration will begin with a game of Bingo in Honor of Janice's love for the game at 1 pm in the Hargrave Funeral Chapel with service to follow Tuesday October 1, 2013. Janice will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery

TEXAS

Raymond “Jack” Gilliland

Irving, Texas
http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/791465/Gilliland-Raymond.php

Raymond “Jack” Gilliland of Irving passed away October 22, 2013. He was born on September 7, 1920 in Fletcher, Oklahoma to Wallace L. and Effie Gilliland. He was a Church of Christ preacher for 54 years. He served in the US Merchant Marines during WWII.
Jack will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Preceded in death by his parents, brother Troy Gilliland and Sister Oleta Sanders. He is survived by his wife of 69 years Chris Gilliland of Irving. They were just 10 days shy of celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Also survived by daughter Jackie Simmons and husband Douglas of Irving; Judy Ryan and husband Pete of Santa Fe, Texas; 4 grandsons; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson and sister Juanita Rich of Oklahoma.
A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday October 28, 2013 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home chapel with Mark Roberts officiating.

Mary Wright Gilliland
Amarillo Globe News
Amarillo, Texas
http://amarillo.com/obituaries/2013-11-02/mary-wright-gilliland

PAMPA — Mary Wright Gilliland, 85, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel, with the Rev. Aaron Giesler, her grandson and assistant pastor of Grace Church of Albuquerque, N.M., and the Rev. Mark Aderholt, her stepgrandson of Little Rock, Ark., officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Pampa.
Mary was born July 27, 1928, in Wheeler to Leonard and Zelma Reid. She married Billy Ray Wright in 1950 in Clovis, N.M. She later married Cody Gilliland on Oct. 20, 1972 in Clovis.
Survivors include, two daughters, Anne Gomez of Amarillo and Sue Giesler of Fritch; two stepdaughters, Nita Aderholt of Pampa and Nancy Rice of Amarillo; two sisters, Gena Zybach of Briscoe and Sally Dillman of Carrollton; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
The family suggest memorials be to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 621, Pampa, TX 79066.
Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 3, 2013

Pamela Sue Gilliland
McKinney, Texas
http://www.turrentinejacksonmorrow.com/obituaries

Pamela Sue Gilliland, age 37 of McKinney, Texas passed away on November 8, 2013. She was born on March 16, 1976 in Santa Monica, California to Glenn Dale and Deloris (Walker) Gorley. Pamela married Franklin Hugh Gilliland on August 9, 1996 in Independence, Kansas. She was a homemaker and a member of the LDS Church.
Pamela is survived by her husband, Frank Gilliland of McKinney, Texas; children, Samuel, Alexis, Allison and Madison Gilliland of McKinney, Texas; parents, Deloris and Glenn Gorley of Coffeyville, Kansas; sister, Wilma Merryweather and husband, Charles; brother, David Gorley and wife, Theresa; sister, Janel Oliver and husband, Todd; sister-in-law, Darlinda Gorley; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
She is preceded in death by her son, Zachary Gilliland and her brother, Dell Gorley.
The family will receive friends at a Visitation to be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 8520 Main Street, Frisco Texas 75033 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the LDS Church located at 5095 Coit Road, Frisco Texas 75035.
Pamela will be laid to rest on Friday, November 15, 2013 at 12:30 PM at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence, Kansas following a Visitation at the LDS Church located at 507 Mulberry Street, Independence, Kansas from 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon.

OKLAHOMA

Jurlean (Jerri) Gilliland

Stillwater News-Press
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Jurlean (Jerri) Gilliland, 77, passed away on Nov. 1, 2013, in Stillwater. Her funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Strode Funeral Home Chapel. J.B. Bond will officiate. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1936, to Ernest Joe Hall and Callie Orene Lee in Haywood Beckel Hill Mountain.
She married Edward Gaddis in Oklahoma City in 1951. They divorced in 1968. She married Jimmy Bullock in Stillwater in 1993. They were married until his death in 1988. She married Stanley E. Gilliland in 1990. They were married until his death in 2010.
Jerri received her high school diploma and retired as a teletype supervisor. She was a member of Stillwater Bible. She loved to garden and was a volunteer at Stillwater Medical Center.
She is preceded in death by husband, Dr. Stanley E. Gilliland; daughter, Patricia Anne Gaddis, DVM; three sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by two daughters, Debra K. Gaddis-Dovre , husband, Terry R. Dovre; Belinda Gayle Gilpin, husband, Neil Gilpin; four grandchildren; Maria Ann Bedoya, Tressas Elizabeth Penner; Taylor Gilpin, wife Kacey, seven great grandchildren Shannon C. Plemons, Allexis A. Acosta, Mckenna A. Penner, Lylee R. Penner, Jonas Dovre, Avery Gilpin, Emmie Gilpin; two brothers, Vell Hall and B.J. Hall and one sister, Myrtle Lee Hall.
Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting www.strodefh.com.
- See more at: http://www.stwnewspress.com/obituaries/x252043852/Jurlean-Jerri-Gilliland#sthash.Bpdb2LvY.dpuf

OREGON

Kenneth Gilliland

The Baker City Herald
Baker City, Oregon
http://www.bakercityherald.com/Obituaries/Obituaries-for-Oct-9-2013

Kenneth Charles “K.C.” Gilliland, 64, of Baker City, died in the early hours of the morning of Oct. 3, 2013, in a tragic incident along with his nephew, Mike Piete. This took place at the family hunting cabin near Granite.
There will be a celebration of life for friends and family in the spring. A notice of time and place will be posted in the newspaper.
K.C. was born on March 7, 1949, at Baker, the son of William I. Gilliland and Betty E. Over.
K.C. attended school in Baker. After moving to Eugene he attended Lane Community College for carpentry and welding. K.C. started his contractor career in Eugene, he really enjoyed woodworking and his family enjoyed the many handmade gifts he bestowed on them. He was then drawn back to Baker City to be near his friends and family, and he continued his passion for woodworking here. K.C. loved to ride his Harley with his friends. Also in his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding four-wheelers and snowmobiles.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Bill (Nancy) Gilliland, Bonnie Gentry, June Coller, and stepbrother Gary Leathlean; nieces and nephews: Aaron Gilliland, Allen (Charlie) Grove, Willie (Lori) Grove, Kevin (Happy) Grove, Carlotta Piete, Jennifer Coller and Randy Coller; great-nieces and nephews: Franklin, Jamie, Justin, Travis, Alana, Danae, Dayna, Joe, Tiffany, and Kody; and numerous great-great-nieces and nephews.
K.C. was single and preceded in death by his mother and father; numerous aunts and uncles; his stepbrother, Lenn Leathlean; and stepfather, Bill Leathlean.
Contributions for K.C. can be made to the American Heart Association in his name, through Coles Tribute Center, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.

VIRGINIA

Hettie Gilliland Buckley

The News and Advance
Lynchburg, Virginia
http://www.newsadvance.com/obituaries/article_1b7a3871-3ede-5f10-9b8e-c076f74b848a.html

Hettie Gilliland Buckley, 95, departed this life on the morning of Friday, November 1, 2013. She was born in Charlotte County, VA, in the Coles Ferry Community. She was the wife of Thomas J. Buckley Jr. for 52 wonderful years. They were blessed with three children and their spouses, Jane Buckley and Thomas L. Lively, Thomas J. and Lynda Buckley, and Robert W. and Joanne Buckley, all of the Richmond area. She had nine grandchildren, Jane's daughters, Krista Mobley and Jessica English; and two step-children, Erin and Zachary Lively; Tom's two daughters, Cynthia Buckley and Jennifer B. Baldwin; and Bob's three children, Lauren Fenn, Trevor Randolph Buckley, and Hanna Elizabeth Buckley. She also had 10 great- grandchildren.
She was the daughter of the late Jim Bates Gilliland and Annie Palmer Gilliland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, James Baylor Gilliland and William Carroll Gilliland; also by three sisters, Laura Gilliland Carey, Mable Gilliland Derbin and Edith Gilliland Doss. She is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Gilliland Johnson; and two brothers, John N. Gilliland and Wilson Lee Gilliland, all of Lynchburg.
Hettie worked for the Lynchburg Public Schools as a secretary, First Baptist Church as secretary to the Educational Director, and retired from Horner Barksdale and Company. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church for 77 years. She joined the Church at the age of 18 and immediately became involved in the Mission Program, teaching children in Sunday School, and the Baptist Training Union for older children. She lived by her faith and made it her life's work to spread the gospel of her Christian beliefs.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 4, 2013, from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Diuguid Waterlick Chapel. A celebration of her life will be held at the same location on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery on Fort Avenue. A reception for family and friends will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to First Baptist Church of Lynchburg or your favorite charity. Condolences may be made to diuguidfuneralservice.com Diuguid Funeral Service and Crematory, Waterlick Chapel on Timberlake Rd., 237-2722, in charge of arrangements.


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Title: Re:Recent passings.... Ohio
Post by: admin on November 19, 2013, 01:12:32 PM

OHIO

The Jackson County Times Journal
Jackson, Ohio
Monday, November 18, 2013

Charles W. “J.R.” Gilliland

Charles W. “J.R.” Gilliland, age 64, of Wellston, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the Adena Regional Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. He was born November 10, 1949 in McArthur, Ohio to Charles W. Gilliland and Sarah Exline Gilliland. J.R. was a 1968 graduate of Groveport High School. He retired from the United States Air Force, with 20 years of service, where he was an instructor at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi. J.R. was presently employed as an electrician at General Mills. He was a member of the Trinity Chapel in Jackson and the American Legion Post 371 of Wellston.

J.R. is survived by his mother, Sarah Gilliland of Wellston; wife of 39 years, Vicki Gray Gilliland; two children, Chad (Desi) Gilliland, Sr. of Wellston and Tara (Adam) Kight of Wellston; five grandchildren, Lisa Gilliland, Chad “C.J.” Gilliland, Jr., Isaiah Gilliland, Kayla Kight and Cameron Kight; brothers and sisters, Mike Gilliland of Jackson, Linda Snider of Jackson, Paul Gilliland of Wellston and Brenda Burgett of Jackson; mother-in-law, Rita Sherwood Gray of Wellston, as well as several nieces and nephews.

His father, Charles W. Gilliland and his father-in-law, Gene “Peanut” Gray, preceded him in death.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Jones officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgewood Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post 371 of Wellston and the United States Air Force. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com


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Title: Recent passings: GA, MN, NC, OH
Post by: admin on December 1, 2013, 06:17:26 AM

Just a reminder from your friendly neighborhood forum administrator...
Anyone is free to post a recent Gilliland-related obituary to this thread. Currently, that would include any obituary from October 2013 forward.
Please post older notices to the thread, "Obituary Archives". Eventually all obituaries will be collected and posted to the collections of the Gilliland Trails library. Thank you!

-- Kate

GEORGIA

The Athens Banner-Herald
Athens, Georgia

Thomas Candler Gilliland
Mr. Thomas Candler Gilliland, age 65, formerly of Blairsville, Ga., passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Athens Regional Medical Center. Mr. Gilliland was born January 22, 1948, in Atlanta, to the late Sarah Candler Gilliland and Jason Brown Gilliland. He graduated from the Westminster Schools in 1966, and thereafter attended the University of Georgia, where he graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor's Degree in History in 1970. At UGA, he served as President of the Honors Program student body, was a member of Chi Phi fraternity, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was a Rhodes Scholarship nominee. Mr. Gilliland then attended Emory University School of Law, earning his J.D. in 1973. As a lawyer, he would continue a family tradition of service to Georgia extending back to the colonial era. Mr. Gilliland practiced law in Atlanta for twenty years. Consistent with the streak of independence that would typify his career, he left a major firm to co-found Howard & Gilliland in 1976. He later became a Partner at Hurt, Richardson, Garner, Todd and Cadenhead. In 1980 he co-authored Fifth Circuit Truth-in-Lending: Consumer Loans Secured by Real Property, published by Harrison Publishing Company. He married Mary Candace Wansley in 1982 and spent the remainder of his life with her at his side. Mr. Gilliland was closely involved in public affairs throughout his life, serving as Chief of Staff to Lt. Gov. Pierre Howard and as a close advisor to countless officials. He helped to shape and enact important legislation, including Georgia's first ethics bill and a measure to establish much-needed medical clinics in remote sections of rural Georgia. As the HOPE Scholarship neared passage, he helped shape the language of amendments to Georgia's constitution to ensure that state legislators could never raid lottery funds. He was a thought leader on legislative issues pertaining to the banking industry, from the Sarbaines-Oxley Act to Dodd-Frank. Throughout his life, Mr. Gilliland was drawn to the north Georgia mountains, home of his grandfather, Georgia Supreme Court Justice Thomas S. Candler, who was among Mr. Gilliland's strongest role models. In 1986 he assembled a group of investors to launch People's Bank in Blue Ridge. He repeated the pattern at other locations, eventually merging the group of banks with Union County Bank, creating United Community Banks. He and his family moved to the mountains full-time in 1994, where Mr. Gilliland served as President of the bank in Blue Ridge, Chairman of the Board of United Community Bank North Georgia, and eventually as Executive Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel of United Community Banks, Inc. In that capacity, Mr. Gilliland helped steward the bank's growth as it expanded to become the third-largest bank holding company in Georgia. He retired in 2008. Mr. Gilliland served his community throughout his life, including tenures on the boards of the Honors Program of the University of Georgia, Atlanta Hospital's Hospitality House, the Georgia Affordable Housing Corporation, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Truett-McConnell College, Young Harris College, and numerous civic associations in Fannin County. He served as the President of the Callanwolde Foundation in Atlanta, as Chairman of Fannin County's Civic Center Committee, and as Chairman of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's Transition Committee. He was appointed by Gov. Roy Barnes to serve on Georgia's Y2K Task Force as well as the Stone Mountain Authority. Gov. Sonny Perdue reappointed Mr. Gilliland as Chairman of the Stone Mountain Authority in 2005. In 2007, President George W. Bush appointed Mr. Gilliland to a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority. The U.S. Senate confirmed his appointment in 2008, making him the first Georgian ever to serve on the TVA's board. Among his many pastimes, Mr. Gilliland was a lifelong outdoorsman. Many of his most cherished memories were of adventures in the field, especially those with his two sons. He achieved a lifelong goal by earning his pilot's license in 2005, and for years would rise early to fly around his home in the mountains. He was blessed with a deeply loving wife with whom he raised two sons and countless dogs, and built a great life. He was a member of the Gridiron Secret Society, the Capital City Club in Atlanta, and the Athens Country Club.Mr. Gilliland's life was shorter than most, but he filled his years with a richness of life few are privileged to claim. He was an uncommon man, with energies too abundant to confine to any one sphere. For his charisma, wit, and fun-loving nature he accumulated friends wherever he went; for his faithfulness, he kept them. He was as comfortable appearing before the U.S. Senate as he was walking into a country store in the mountains. His intellectual curiosity and profound memory struck all who had the privilege of knowing him-he was equally at ease discussing great literature, politics, or tractors, whether around a campfire or a dinner table. His friends were as diverse as his interests: he befriended artists, poets, farmers and ranchers just as readily as senators and CEOs. He gave more to his friends and loved ones than he asked or expected of them, and for more than a few men he was like a second father. He will be remembered for his great intellect, his quick wit, for tirelessly giving more of himself than he received, for quietly helping anyone in need, for rising early and taking risks, for his tolerance and compassion, and most of all for being a devoted and loving husband, father, and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife, Candy, his two sons, Thomas Candler Gilliland Jr. and Jason Wansley Gilliland, his aunt Blanche Candler and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Athens First United Methodist Church with Rev. Chuck Hodges and Rev Martha Aenchbacher officiating, followed by a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family asked that contributions be made to the Athens First United Methodist Church, 327 North Lumpkin St., Athens, Ga. 30601, or to The University of Georgia Honors Program, c/o UGA Foundation, Milledge Centre, Suite 100, 394 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30602. Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.comBernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/onlineathens/obituary.aspx?n=Thomas-Gilliland&pid=164003914#sthash.7YwcNASe.dpuf

MINNESOTA

Red Wing Republican Eagle
Red Wing, Minnesota

Milo Richard Gilliland
Milo Richard Gilliland, 81 of Red Wing, died Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 26, 1931 in Bay City, Wisconsin, son of James M. and Wilma L. (Foster) Gilliland. He graduated from high school in Seattle, Washington. He returned to Bay City where he first met Ruth. On December 16, 1949, Milo married Ruth Lemmerhirt in River Falls Wisconsin. In 1951, Milo enlisted in the military, serving as a marine. He was stationed in Oceanside, California during the Korean Conflict and was a machine gun instructor. In 1953, he was honorably discharged. Milo and Ruth moved to Red Wing where Milo began his career on the hide floor at S.B. Foot Tanning. Eventually, he moved all the way up to the Manufacturing Superintendent of the entire plant. When he turned 63, he retired from his 44 year career at S.B. Foot Tanning. After retiring, he took up a life of fishing on Lake Pepin, hunting and spending time with his grandkids and friends. His grandchildren and fishing were his passions. Milo was a member of United Lutheran Church, Red Wing Elks Lodge # 845 and the Leo C. Peterson American Legion #54. He was a wonderful man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He was survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Ruth; two daughters, Catherine (Donald) Bee of Stockholm, WI, and Mitzi (Jeff) Bjork of Goodhue; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, J. Richard Gilliland and James W. Gilliland and two sons-in-law, Jerry Wallin and Lyle Warrington.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2013 at United Lutheran Church, with Reverend Justin Boeding officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral arrangements are by the Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel.

NORTH CAROLINA
The Chatham News & Record
Siler City, NC

Ronald Leo Gilliland
Mr. Ronald Leo Gilliland 79, of Goldston passed away Saturday, (11-09-2013) at his home.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, (11-12-2013) at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church where he was a member with Rev. Mike Garner and Jimmy Jones officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Mr. Gilliland was born in Danville,VA and was an Army Veteran. He worked as a poultry farmer for over 50 years until he retired.
Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Augusta Hancock Gilliland of the home; daughter, Ginger Azar of California; sons, Allen Gilliland, Randy Gilliland, both of Goldston; mother, Alice G. Hammer; brothers, Lionel Gilliland, J.B. Gilliland; sister, Vivian Petty; and four grandchildren.
Offer online condolences at www.joycebradychapel.com.

The News-Topic
Lenoir, North Carolina

Richard Gilliland
Richard Smith Gilliland, 73, of Lenoir passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at his home.
Born Nov. 10, 1940, in Caldwell County, Richard was a son of the late Carlos and Bonnie Smith Gilliland. He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He had a love for politics and was a big supporter of the American Cancer Society. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Roseanne Gilliland.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Judy Mikeal Gilliland; a daughter, Erin Michelle Gilliland; a granddaughter, Emily Michelle Creger; a sister and brother-in-law, Laura Elizabeth and Tony Lingle; a nephew, Dr. Kevin Lingle and wife Kristin; a great nephew, Jack Lingle; he is also survived by numerous other relatives.
A celebration of Richard’s life will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at 3 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. Uiyeon Kim, the Rev. John Herold and the Rev. Joe Parker officiating.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2 to 3 p.m. at the church.
Memorials can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 901 Seehorn St. NE, Lenoir, NC 28645, or to Caldwell Hospice and Palliaitive Care, 902 Kirkwood St. NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Online condolences can be sent to the Gilliland family at www.evansfuneralservice.com.
Evans Funeral Service & Crematory of Lenoir are serving the Gilliland family

OHIO

The Portsmouth Daily Times
Portsmouth, Ohio

Dorothy Cade
Dorothy Louise Cade, 73, of South Shore, Kentucky, passed away Nov. 26, 2013, in Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky. She was born Jan. 15, 1940, in Minford, Ohio, a daughter of the late Adrian and Muriel Crabtree Gilliland. She was retired from the Greenup County Board of Education.
Surviving are her husband of 56 years, Paul Cade; five daughters, Delana (Lance) Warnock, Jennifer (Danny) Wright, Christy (Joe Jr.) Greenslate, Mitzi (Brian) Lanning, all of South Shore, Kentucky, Scarlet (Jared) Shoemaker of Lloyd, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, Nicholas (Shawnda) Warnock, Aubrey (Matt) Warnock Roy, Jacob Wright, Lindsey Greenslate-Moore, Jody (Joe Bob) Greenslate, Alexandra Lanning, Eli Lanning, Sydney Shoemaker and Sophia Shoemaker; six great-grandchildren, Caden Warnock, Cali Warnock, Gavin Roy, Lucy Roy, Josey Moore and Jordyn Moore; four sisters, Erma Gilliland Bender, Wanda Gilliland Smith, Doris Gilliland Riddlebarger and Helen Gilliland Burton; one brother, Russell Gilliland.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the South Shore First Christian Church in South Shore, Kentucky, with Bill Hayden, minister, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, South Shore, Kentucky. Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at the South Shore First Christian Church and from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour on Saturday. Arrangements are under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore, Ky.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Care Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, KY 41101. Online condolences can be left for the family at robersonfuneral.com

The Cincinnati Enquirer
Cincinnati, Ohio

Wendell "Hip" Gilliland
Wendell "Hip", husband of Shirley Gilliland (nee Bayless). Father of Daryl (Kay) Gilliland and Colleen (Steven) Smith. Grandfather of Tracy, Clint, DJ, and Cyndi. Great-grandfather of 13. Wendell, a resident of Batavia Twp, passed away on November 10, 2013 at the age of 82. Visitation will be held at E.C. Nurre Funeral Home (Amelia) on Wednesday November 13, 2013 from 6-8PM. Services will be held at 10AM on Thursday November 14, 2013 also at the funeral home .

The Bryan Times
Bryan, Ohio

John C. Gilliland
John “Jack” C. Gilliland, age 61, of Bryan, Ohio, and formerly of Celina, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2013, at his residence. Mr. Gilliland graduated from Celina Senior High School and Heidelberg University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. John taught in several school districts, including Hicksville and Fostoria.
John C. Gilliland was born on November 6, 1952, in Van Wert, Ohio, the son of John Richard and Wanda Rose (Stuckey) Gilliland. He is survived by his sisters, Susan Gilliland, of Celina, and Jean Gilliland, of New Breman. He was preceded in death by his parents.
In accordance with John’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Krill Funeral Service, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions in John’s name may be given to the Williams County Humane Society, 9464 County Road 13, Bryan, Ohio 43506.


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The Portsmouth Daily Times
Portsmouth, Ohio
31 December, 2013

ROY GILLILAND Jackson, Ohio — Roy Howard Gilliland, age 80, of Jackson, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, after an extended battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born Sept. 8, 1933, to the late Floyd and Edna (Milar) Gilliland. He graduated from Glenwood High School in New Boston, Ohio, in 1952. After graduation he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was an avid hunter and a member of Vega United Methodist Church. He is survived by two sons, Gerry (Bonnie) Gilliland of Thurman, Ohio, Charles (Mary) Gilliland of Waterford, Mich.; two daughters, Karen Gilliland of Waverly, and Ruth (Paul) Kistler of Camarillo, Calif.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three nieces. Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife, Mary Ann (Schwable) Gilliland; and three sisters, Ada Allen, Garnet Waddell, and Roberta Garrett. A funeral will be held at Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home of Jackson, Ohio, on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Rozewicz officiating. Friends may call the funeral home on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, from 3-7 p.m. Burial will follow at Vega Cemetery in Thurman, Ohio. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Vega United Methodist Church, Relay For Life Team, PO Box 2000, Thurman, Ohio 45685. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.lewisgillumfuneralhomes.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/portsmouth-dailytimes/obituary.aspx?n=roy-gilliand&pid=168844349#sthash.wSp51I22.dpuf

Roy was a grandson of Samuel Baker Gilliland and Ada Chloe Dever and great-grandson of Jackson Gilliland and Jane "Jennie" Baker. -- Kate


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http://www.thetelegramnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=9&SubSectionID=15&ArticleID=19721&TM=67632.11
The Telegram News
Jackson, Ohio
1/9/2014

George R. Gilliland

George R. Gilliland, 87, of Glade Run Road, Wellston, Ohio, passed away Wednesday evening, January 8, 2014, at Jenkins Care Community. Arrangements are by the Jenkins Funeral Chapel, Wellston.

http://www.jacksoncountydaily.com/obituaries/article_eaed207f-728b-5b9f-a2fc-a02799a5fe85.html
The Jackson County Times Journal
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Gretchen Karleene Gilliland, 86


Gretchen Karleene Gilliland, age 86, of Wellston, passed away Monday, February 3, 2014, at the Jenkins Care Community in Wellston, Ohio. She was born January 5, 1928 in New Boston, Ohio to the late Leo Mullen and Mollie Phillips Mullen. Following Leo’s death, Mollie remarried Orlyn Vincell.

Karleene attended South Elementary School and then in 1945, she graduated from Wellston High School, where she was a football cheerleader. She worked a few years as a cashier at the Lockard Market in Wellston and in 1949, she enrolled in the Holzer School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse. In 1951, Karleene graduated from nursing school. She worked at Holzer Hospital until 1952, when she moved to Columbus and was employed at The Ohio State University Hospital. On December 19, 1951, Karleene married Roy J. Gilliland, an attorney. In 1952, they returned to Jackson County and bought a farm in Milton Township. Karleene worked for Dr. Earl J. Levine for several years, the Jackson –Vinton Community Action Program for some time and then later was employed by the Vinton County Health Department from where she retired as the Director of Nurses in Vinton County. She also served as Wellston City Treasurer for six years.

Karleene was a member of Hope United Methodist Church in Wellston for over 50 years, the Jackson County Nurses Association, Chase Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, the Optimist Club, and until recently, she served as the treasurer for the W.H.S. alumni class of 1945. She was a former den mother for Cub Scout Pack 57, and in the past, she also enjoyed swimming and traveling with her friends and family.

Karleene is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roy J. Gilliland; children, Kyle R. Gilliland (Dana) of Wellston, Dr. Arla L. McVicker (Shawn) of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Bret J. Gilliland of Worthington; grandchildren, Sean, Erin and Alec Gilliland and Daniel, Andrew and Emily McVicker; great-granddaughter, Gabrielle Gilliland; brother, Lawrence Mullen of Chillicothe; sister, Barbara Stephenson of Wellston, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Calling hours will be Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home in Wellston. Funeral service will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at the McWilliams Funeral Home with Pastor Brian Vinson officiating. Cremation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Karleene’s name to the Hope United Methodist Church. 219 East First Street, Wellston, Ohio 45692. Online condolences can be given to the family by visiting www.mcwilliams-funeralhome.com




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