GILLILAND FAMILY OBITUARIES DECEMBER 22, 2008 THRU JUNE 30, 2009 Originally posted to the Gilliland Trails Discussion Forum and presented here chronologically. DECEMBER 2008 (Obits published during the last week of December, 2008.) Dan Gillilan, Alabama Published in The Gadsden Times on 12/23/2008 Dan Gillilan, 92, Guntersville, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. He was a member of Walls Chapel Church of God. He is survived by daughter, Guinell Manning, Guntersville. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Albertville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Walls Chapel Cemetery. Albertville Funeral Home Inc. is directing. Raymond H. Gillilan, Vermont Published in The Burlington Free Press on 12/24/2008 Link: http://www.smithandsonfuneralhomes.com/obituary.ivnu (A photo is available at the site.) Raymond Harold Gillilan, 65, passed away in the Vermont Respite House in Williston on Monday, Dec. 22, 2008. He was born in Fletcher, Vt., on April 20, 1943, son of the late Harold and Dorothy (Tinker) Gillilan. He married the former Martha (Rye) Wright on May 21, 1994, in Binghamville Church, Fletcher. In his earlier years Raymond was a dairy farmer. He later became a talented heavy equipment operator retiring in March of this year from the Marcelino Construction Company due to his ill health. Raymond always made himself available to enjoy a game of bingo called in East Fairfield or Jeffersonville or sit in on a good card game of pitch or cribbage with his friends and family. He loved the Vermont outdoors and always looked forward to the quiet times fishing her pristine brooks and streams for a creel of brook trout. But most of all Raymond loved deer hunting never missing a traditional Vermont deer season and his annual trek on the "Pinnacle" in Fletcher searching for that elusive buck. Raymond was an accomplished hunter and fulfilled his life dream of two successful deer hunting trips to Saskatchewan, Canada in 2005 and 2007. "Papa Raymond," as his grandchildren affectionately called him, was all about deer hunting and with the help of his family he realized his ultimate hunting wish of visiting the "Pinnacle" one final time on Nov. 17, of this year paying his last respects to the woods he knew so well, proudly bagging the last buck of his lifetime. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by all of those who had the true benefit to know and love him. He is survived by his wife Martha (Rye) Gillilan of Fletcher; his two daughters Ann Marie Ardito of Meriden, Conn., Crystal Lynn Wright of Johnson; his stepson Harold Wright Jr. and wife Lisa of Georgia; his son-in-law Rodney W. Simpson of Hyde Park; two brothers, Archie Gillilan of Fletcher, Ralph Chaplin and wife Kathy of Meriden, Conn.; his sister Mildred Juckett and husband Rod of Waterville; mother and father-in-law Henry and Betty Rye of Bakersfield; a sister-in-law Edna Cole and husband Stanley of Barre; seven grandchildren, Thomas, Nicholas, Samantha and Laurenz of Meriden, Conn., Rodney, Zaccaryah, Ryan of Johnson; four stepgrandchildren, Abigail and Hunter Wright, Emily and Daniel Narsh; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was also predeceased by his sister Rosa Long. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Dec. 26, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at 11 a.m., in A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel with the Reverend Ellen Ravelin officiating. Burial will follow in the Binghamville Cemetery, Fletcher. Memorial contributions in Raymond's memory can be made to Vermont Respite House, 99 Allen Brook Lane, Williston, VT 05495 or to Franklin County Home Health and Hospice, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans, VT 05478. The family invites you to share your memories and online condolences by visiting Raymond's tribute at www.awrichfuneralhomes.com . Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A. W. Rich Funeral Home - Fairfax Chapel 1176 Main St. Fairfax, VT 05454. Robert M. "Bob" Gilliland, Ohio Published in the Dayton Daily News on 12/30/2008 Sgt. First Class Robert M. "Bob" Gilliland, 69, of Martinsville, Ohio passed away 11:35 PM, Saturday, December 27, 2008 at his residence. His wife, Daisy Morris Gilliland, survives. Mr. Gilliland was born June 20, 1939 in New Vienna, Ohio, son of the late Leo and Annie Catherine Britton Gilliland. Mr. Gilliland retired from the U.S. Army after a 20-year career as an MP and medic. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, and the Military Order of the Cootie (honor degree of the VFW). In addition to his wife, Mr. Gilliland is survived by four sons, Mark (Lisa) Gilliland of Parker, Colorado, David Gilliland of Lebanon, Ohio, Roy B. Hamilton of Blanchester, Ohio, and Wilbur (Shawna) Hamilton of Martinsville, Ohio; seven daughters, Brenda (James) Young of Dumfries, Virginia, Teresa Poston of Dumfries, Virginia, Eileen (Lee) Christensen of Glen Rose, Texas, Bonnie (Robert) Stone of Hillsboro, Ohio, Carol (Eugene) Mountjoy of Martinsville, Ohio, Hazel (Tony) Smith of Hillsboro, Ohio, and Dorothy (Marty) Priest of Wilmington, Ohio; three sisters, Mary (Bobby) McCullough of McDonough, Georgia, Daisy (Lou) Lisk of New Vienna, Ohio, and Sarah (Delbert) Drake of Martinsville, Ohio; 36 grandchildren, and 24 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, his first wife, Geraldean Gilliland, two sons, Daniel Gilliland and Harry Morris, a daughter, Cathy Gilliland, and four brothers, John Gilliland, Charles Gilliland, Virgil Gilliland, and Richard Gilliland, are preceded in death. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the L. Eugene Smith & Son Funeral Home, 64 S. South Street, New Vienna, Ohio. Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army. Friends may call from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Friday, January 2, 2008 at the L. Eugene Smith & Son Funeral Home. A meal for family and friends will be held following the burial at the Martinsville United Methodist Church. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 49, 140 E. Locust Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177 or the VFW Post 6710, 1130 N. Lincoln Street, Wilmington, Ohio 45177. Fred T. Gilliland, Texas Published in the Dallas Morning News on 12/29/2008 Fred T. Gilliland passed away on December 27, 2008 in Waxahachie, TX. His family owned the Gilliland Oil Company in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. The family moved to Dallas after losing the company to the oil price crunch of the 1920's. The family developed a successful laundry and dry cleaning business in Dallas and Highland Park until they closed operations in the 1990's. Fred went out on his own and formed Preston Road Cleaners in the University Park area until he merged back with the family operations in the 1980's. Fred also owned a successful real estate investment and property management business that spanned over forty years. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Roberson Gilliland, daughter Patricia Ann McKamy, grandson Robert Lee McKamy. Fred is survived by his wife of 23 years Lorene Gilliland, grandchildren Harold McKamy and wife Nancy, Mary Ann Rogers and husband Terry, Fred T. McKamy and wife Sheila, Sherry Sibley and husband Pat, Garry Covington; 9 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; nieces Brooksie Roberts, Kathi Gilliland, Jean Elliott; nephew Burton Patterson. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 6:00-8:00 p.m. in Restland Funeral Home. Service will be held on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. in Restland Wildwood Chapel. The minister officiating the service will be the Reverend Gary Page. Irene Johnson Merritte Gilliland, Alabama Published in The Birmingham News on 1/9/2009 Mrs. Irene Johnson Merritte Gilliland, age 83, of Calera, made her transition on Wednesday, December 31, 2008. She was a lifelong resident of Shelby County, and a member of The First Baptist Church, Calera, where she sang in the choir. Service of memory will by Saturday at Noon at the church, Pastor Fredrick Perry will officiate, with interment in Shelby Memory Gardens. Her loving survivors are: devoted children, Talmadge (Louise) Merritte, Omie Cleve (Willie Mae) Johnson, Rafe (Ana) Johnson, Timothy Johnson, Shelton (Belinda) Gilliland, Carrie Nell Jackson, Vera Sue Baker; brother and sisters, Eli (Sharon) Johnson, Essie L. McCall, Lora L. Kirkland, and Olean Johnson Coleman; 35 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren. The remains will lie in repose on Friday from Noon until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Westside Funeral Home, Calera, directing (668-1188). JANUARY 2009 Jessie Eugene (Gene) Hill, Alabama Published in The Birmingham News on 1/6/2009 Jessie Eugene (Gene) Hill passed away on January 3rd, 2009 at his home in Pelham, AL. Gene Hill was born to the late Ruth Gilliland and Jessie Hill on February 14, 1927 in Trenton, GA and grew up in Stevenson and Scottsboro, AL, His stepfather, Grady Steadmon, also played an important role in his life. His brothers are all deceased. He is survived by his beloved wife of forty-nine years, Annette Hill; two sons, Robert Eugene Hill, and Stephen Bruce Hill; two daughters, Christina Lynn Brock (Duane), and Patricia Annette Price (Stephen); ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Gene Hill served proudly in both the United States Navy and Army in WWII and Korea and participated in the Bikini Atoll Atomic Bomb tests. He worked for Genuine Parts Co. (NAPA) before going into business for himself as a Chevron station owner and operator. He will be greatly missed as a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Hoover. The extraordinary life he led and elaborate stories he told will keep his memory alive in our hearts forever. Funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Ridout's Elmwood Chapel. Dr. Randy Adkinson and Dr. Earl Tew officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Burial will take place at Elmwood Cemetery with Ridout's Elmwood Chapel directing. Ralph Mitchell, Iowa Published in The Oskaloosa Herald from 1/8/2009 - 1/10/2009 OSKALOOSA — Ralph W. Mitchell, 94, of Oskaloosa, died Tuesday night, Jan. 6, 2009, at Crystal Heights Care Center in Oskaloosa. He was born March 7, 1914, in Poweshiek County, the son of Harve and Stella Mae Downey Mitchell. Early in his adult life, he worked at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City; then was a farmer for several years. On Sept. 17, 1934, he was united in marriage to Velma I. Gilliland at Iowa City, and Velma died Feb. 14, 1990. They moved to Oskaloosa in 1947, and Ralph worked at various places until 1951 when he joined the Oskaloosa Police Department. He was an Oskaloosa police officer until retiring in 1964 following a heart attack. He enjoyed going to coffee at McDonalds, but his delight and passion in life was for his family. His family includes a daughter and her husband, Carolyn and Wavern Briggs of Montezuma; a son and his wife, Gordon and Barbara Mitchell of Jacksonville, Ill.; four grandchildren: Carol Grubb, Lee Briggs, and Doug and Scott Mitchell; four great grandchildren: Kurtis Grubb, Angela Howrey, Michelle Sytsma, and Hillary Jones; and three great-great-grandchildren: Owen and Karter Grubb, and Preston Howrey; and a special friend: Rena Figgins of Oskaloosa. Besides his wife, Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter: Beth Jones; and a brother: Paul Mitchell. Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 9, at 10:30 a.m. in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Pastor Alvern Boetsma officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery at Oskaloosa. Visitation will begin Thursday after noon and the family will be at the funeral chapel on Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. to greet friends and relatives. Memorials may be made to Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter. Dorothy E. Gilliland, Indiana to Florida & Tennessee Published in the TC Palm on 1/14/2009 Dorothy E. Gilliland, 91, died Jan. 7, 2009, in Nashville, Tenn. She was born in Milan, Ind., and was a former resident of Vero Beach. She was a member of the Living Lord Lutheran Church in Vero Beach. Survivors include her daughter, Nancy Louise Collins of Nashville; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Russell F. Gilliland; and brother, Horace W. Lewis. SERVICES: Funeral services were conducted Jan. 12 at the Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Burial was in Cross Plains Methodist Cemetery at Cross Plains, Ind. Gertrude Morgan Evans, Ohio to Texas Published in the Jackson Co.(OH) Times Journal Gertrude Morgan Evans, age 87, of Wichita Falls, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 8, 2009. She was a former resident and graduate of Oak Hill High School (OH) in the Class of 1940 and then a resident of Jackson (OH). She was the daughter of the late John E. Morgan and Gwendolyn Gilliland Doering of Jackson County. She is survived by two daughters, Sherry Cogar and husband, also of Wichita Falls, and Bobbie Lucas and husband of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Two grandchildren of Wichita Falls also survive; as well as two sisters, Marjorie Tarter of Lima, Ohio, and Marie Sheward of Jackson. Donnie Wells, Kentucky Published in the Commonwealth Journal from 1/12/2009 - 1/14/2009 Donnie “Dean” Wells, 90, of Somerset, Ky., departed this life on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at the Liberty Care Center in Liberty, Ky. She was born on Jan. 26, 1918, in Somerset, the daughter of the late Emmett and Ethel McKenzie Gilliland. She was owner and operator of a photography studio in Corbin, Ky., and later retired from the office of Dr. Joseph Dunkum. Dean was in the first class that graduated from Shopville High School in 1937, and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church, where she attended regularly for over 60 years. Mrs. Wells is survived by two sons, Michael Lee (and Vicki) Wells of Arizona, and W. Richard (and Betty) Wells of Somerset; a daughter, Nancy Ellen (and Doug) Ottoway of Florida; four grandchildren, David Wells, Wendi Sue Carter, Richard Brian Wells, and Christina June Eastham; seven great grandchildren, Jake Roland Carter, Mitchell Lee Carter, Brittany Autumn Wells, Winston Gene Wells, Michael Wells, Daniel Wells, and Noah David Eastham; a brother, L.E. (and Lois) Gilliland of Somerset; a sister, Bobbie Jo Gilliland Holt of Somerset; a brother-in-law, Paul W. Horton; and a sister-in-law, Louise Gilliland.Preceding her in death were her parents, Emmett and Ethel Gilliland; her husband, Wenzel Wells; a son, Gene Gordon Wells, who was killed in Vietnam; a brother, Curtis L. Gilliland Sr.; and two sisters, Lucille Gilliland Horton and Maxine Gilliland Hinkle. Visitation for Mrs. Wells will be Monday, Jan. 12, after 5 p.m. at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home, 1046 West Ky. 80, Somerset. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Bro. Gilbert Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Hill Cemetery. Arlene Lucille McHose, Iowa to Nevada Published in the Nevada Journal from 1/15/2009 - 1/22/2009 Arlene Lucille McHose passed away peacefully on the evening of January 9th in the presence of family to leave this life and be with her Lord to start a new life beyond. Born April 20, 1926 in Ogden, Iowa to Robert and Teresa (Burgett) Gilliland, she spent her early years growing up on their Boone county farm until the family later moved to Des Moines. She graduated from East High School in 1944, and was later employed by Taylor's Clothiers in downtown Des Moines. She met the man she would spend the next 62 years with on a girl's night out, and was soon married to Donald W. McHose on July 8, 1947. They settled in Nevada where they raised their three children, Mark, Alan, and Ron. Arlene was very active in golf, bridge club, dance club, and teaching Sunday school for over 20 years, while doing all the other things that great mothers do. In her later years she enjoyed art projects, her flower gardens, playing with grandchildren and attending their activities, and traveling with Don. She was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church, PEO, Questers, and served as a host and guide at the Governor's Terrace Hill Mansion in Des Moines. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Byron, and her sister Vera. She is survived by her husband Don, whose steadfast devotion to Arlene in these last several years of declining health, has been inspiring to us all. Also, her three sons, including six grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and her brother Larry of Sarasota, FL. Arlene will be missed for her wonderful sense of humor, compassion, and love that she so faithfully gave us all. These last years had been very difficult for her and we rejoice as she embarks on her new life adventure in Heaven. Services will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Central Presbyterian Church, Nevada, IA. Chet Ryan Mortuary and Cremation Services has been entrusted with Arlene and her family. John Peter Korleski, Virginia Published in The Virginian Pilot on 1/11/2009 CAPEVILLE - John Peter Korleski died Jan. 9, 2009. He was 82. John was born in Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y., and resided in Capeville since 1970. John proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee in the South Pacific, and received an honorable discharge in 1946. "Uncle John" loved fast cars. His proudest possession was a 1979 cherry red El Camino for which he and Tonya received several awards and trophies. John loved racing, from go-carts to NASCAR. He was a farmer, mechanic and avid hunter. John never met a stranger, his home and "shed" were always open to all. John is survived by his companion of 23 years, Tonya L. Gilliland; sister, Elaine Beale, husband Jim and her children, Linda Wyckoff and Eddie Stockton; nieces, Pamela, Janice and Jo Ann, daughters of his brother Joe; a niece and nephew, Donna and Eddie, children of his brother Eddie; great-nieces, Jessica and Katie; and a great-great-nephew, Nash. John was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Minnie; brothers, Joe and Eddie; great nephew, Christopher; great-niece, Rita; and his favorite NASCAR driver No. 3, Dale Earnhardt. The family wishes to thank Dr. Dalessio who understood John's "zest" for life; friends, Albert, Tim, Adam and E.J., for their friendship to John; as well as those too many to mention who loved and cared for John and Tonya throughout their time together. Visitation with Tonya and the family will be held Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Fox & James Funeral Home, 5310 Willow Oak Road, Eastville. A graveside service with military honors will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Cape Charles Cemetery, followed by a celebration for Uncle John at the Korleski Ponderosa in Capeville. Please join us with your fondest memories. Everett R.D. Eager, Illinois Published in The Register-Mail on 1/12/2009 GALESBURG -Mr. Everett R. D. Eager, 92, of 261 N. Linwood Drive, Galesburg, died at 12:27 p.m. Jan. 10, 2009, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital. He was born Dec. 12, 1916, in Macomb, the son of Harry R. and Gertrude Mitts Eager. He married Margaret Gilliland in Memphis, Mo., on April 12, 1941. Surviving are his wife of nearly 68 years, Margaret; a son, James (Diane) Eager of Galesburg; a daughter, Yvonne (Bill) Roos of Galesburg; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and a granddaughter. He was an engineer at Admiral/Maytag Corporation for 37 years.He retired in 1980. He was raised in Macomb and moved to Galesburg in 1943.He graduated from Western Illinois Academy in 1936 and Western Illinois University in 1941.He was a member of First Christian Disciples of Christ Church in Galesburg where he served as deacon. He loved to square dance. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at First Christian Church.The Revs. Greg and M. J. Fitch will officiate. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens at a later date. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com. Lillian Inez Gilleland, Nebraska to Washington State Published in the Bellingham Herald on 1/14/2009 Lillian Inez Gilleland, our Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Neighbor and Friend, was taken home to be with Jesus on Sunday, January 11, 2009. She was born Lillian Inez Nichols to Art and Vera Nichols on February 28, 1928 in Miller, Nebraska. Lillian spent most of her childhood on the family farm in Nebraska. Growing up with nine brothers and one sister, she remained close with her siblings even though miles separated them. On March 20, 1946, she married William Gilleland and together they raised three daughters. She had many occupations in her lifetime, but the one she most enjoyed was that of caregiver to several elderly people. She would say that God gave her the privilege of ushering His saints into heaven. Mom will be remembered for her faithfulness, her love for everyone, and for her close walk with God. She loved all of God's beautiful creation and could grow the most beautiful flowers. She loved people and especially loved her family. Mom knew her neighbors and took great joy in welcoming new neighbors to the neighborhood with cookies. Her deep love for God was evidenced by never missing an opportunity to share her faith with others. She loved the people at Sunrise Baptist and leaves many dear, dear friends. Lillian leaves behind her children, Dennis and Patty (Gilleland) McKay, Michael and Chery (Gilleland) White and Randy and Barb (Gilleland) Kruger; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Dee Nichols; brothers, Leonard, Hubert and Darrell Nichols. She was preceded in her home going by her parents, six brothers, our father, William Gilleland and a grandson, who will all be waiting in heaven to greet her. Our family wishes to thank Dr. Margaret Burden; Hospice; her sister, our Aunt Dee; her church family at Sunrise; and many neighbors and friends for the care, love and support during her illness. We are overcome with gratitude for all you have done. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, 7 pm at Sunrise Baptist Church, 2480 Badger Road, Custer, WA. Memorials in Lillian's name are suggested to Starfish Ministries, PMB #440, 1706 Front St., Lynden, WA 98264. You are invited to share your memories of Mom by signing the online guest book at www.gilliesfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Gillies Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lynden. Dr. Robert Gilliland, Saskatchewan, Canada Published in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix on 1/13/2009 Dr. Robert Benson Gilliland D.M.D. July 24, 1931 -- January 11, 2009 Dr. Robert Benson Gilliland passed away Sunday, January 11, 2009 with his wife by his side. He is survived by his wife, Colleen; brother-in-law, Herb Flanagan; sister-in-law, Maureen Flanagan; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; special friends, Bonnie and Barry Langan and Lil and Tom Bidulka. Robert was predeceased by his father, Benson C. Gilliland in 1965 and by his mother, Mary Annie Gilliland in 1997. Robert and Colleen shared all of their interests together. They camped, hunted, fished, boated, participated in competitive shooting and lately in amateur radio. They further shared their business endeavors and the quality time spent together. Robert was not only in private dental practice but spent many years in organized dentistry as a Saskatchewan appointee to the National Dental Examining Board of Canada. After his past presidency with the National Dental Examining Board he was awarded two international fellowship awards, namely Academy of Dentistry International and Fellow of the International College of Dentists (F.I.C.D.) Robert retired in 1998. Robert will be deeply missed by all for his enduring smile, his boisterous laugh and humorous mischievousness, his genuine compassion and his unconditional love and generosity. Most of all he will be missed for the special compassion he brought to everyone and everything, always leaving each person and the moment at hand better than he found it. His lifelong and foremost priority was the love and time he shared with his devoted wife, Colleen. At Robert's request there will be no memorial service but a reception will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. at the W.A. Edwards Family Centre. Courtesy parking at the Saskatoon Funeral Home. There will be a private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery for the family only. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of the donors choice. Email condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements are entrusted to SASKATOON FUNERAL HOME. 244-5577. Jesse J. Gilliland, Ohio www.cleveland.com/obits Jesse J. Gilliland, beloved father of David Morris, Donny, Gary; dear grandfather of two; devoted son of Elsie and Jessie (deceased), and four sisters who love him. Visitation 5-9 P.M. Friday at Craciun Berry Funeral Home, 7200 Detroit Ave., where service is 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial Woodvale Cemetery. Thelma J. (Gilliland) Christley, Pennsylvania Published in the Butler Eagle on 1/13/2009 Thelma J. Gilliland Christley, 61, of Renfrew passed away Monday morning at her home. Born in Renfrew, Aug 14, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Roy M. and A. Mildred Burry Gilliland. She was a member of the White Oak Springs Presbyterian Church, Renfrew. Mrs. Christley worked for Trinity Candles, Mars. She also was a homemaker. Surviving are two sons, Scott (Loretta) Christley and Michael Christley, both of Butler; two daughters, Mrs. Rick (DeAnna) Goddard of Gibsonia and Mrs. Ben (Natalie) Miller of Renfrew; her companion, Jon Christley; her stepmother, Violet Gilliland of Prospect; a brother, Roy E. (Gwen) Gilliland of Renfrew; three sisters, Laverna Hortert of Evans City, Marie SinClair of Zelienople and Mrs. Ron (Shirley) Moore of Butler; and three grandchildren. Per the wishes of Thelma J. Gilliland Christley, who died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, her body was donated to the Humanity Gifts for Research. Arrangements are being handled by the A.Carl Kinsey-Ronald N. Volz Funeral Home, Evans City, and online condolences may be submitted at www.kinsey-volzfuneralhome.com Rebecca Jane Howell Gilleland, 'Becky', North Carolina Published in The Charlotte Observer LINCOLNTON -- Mrs. Gilleland, age 72, of 303 N. Oak Street in Lincolnton, NC died Saturday, January 17, 2009. Her funeral will be 2:00pm Tuesday, January 20, 2009 in the Southside Baptist Church with Rev. Doug McClain and Dr. Robert Wise officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30pm-8:30pm Monday at Warlick Funeral Home in Lincolnton. Mrs. Gilleland was born April 3, 1936 in Iredell County. She was preceded in death by her mother, Katherine Howell Flanders, and a brother, George Neely Howell. Mrs. Gilleland graduated from Catawba College and got her graduate degree from UNC Charlotte. She was a teacher with the Lincolnton High School for 30 years where she had an impact on many lives. Mrs. Gilleland was known as Meme to her grandchildren, who were the light of her life and source of great joy. Survivors include: husband of 51 years, John O. Gilleland, Sr. of the home; three sons, John O. Gilleland, Jr. and his wife Beth Hoyle Gilleland of Lincolnton; Jeffrey William Gilleland of Lincolnton; Christopher David Gilleland of Mooresville; one sister, Camellia Howell Wroniewicz of Richmond, VA; three grandchildren, Meredith Ann Gilleland, John O. Gilleland, III., and Amy Elizabeth Gilleland. Memorials may be made to the Southside Baptist Church Debt Retirement Fund 1726 Southside Road, Lincolnton, NC 28092. Warlick Funeral Home of Lincolnton is serving the Gilleland family. Mary L. Robinson, Kansas Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 1/22/2009 AUBURN- Mary L. Robinson, 89, Auburn, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at an Osage City Nursing Center. She was born November 24, 1919, at Emporia, Kansas, the daughter of Elzie and Matilda Krueger Gilliland. She graduated from Carbondale High School. She was a member of the Auburn United Methodist Church, the Pleasant Valley Club, the Haskell Creek Club, the Jolly Janes, and the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post No. 1650. Mary married Joe M. Robinson, September 26, 1940, at Raton, New Mexico. He preceded her in death February 24, 2000. She is survived by a son, Leonard Robinson, Salida, CO; a daughter, Mary Jo Hodge, Osage City, KS; four grandchildren, Jeff and Jason Hodge, Kelly Turner, and Amy Robinson, and four great grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2009, at the Auburn United Methodist Church, Auburn, Kansas. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Carbondale Cemetery, Carbondale, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the Auburn United Methodist Church. Carey Funeral Home, Burlingame, Kansas, is in charge of arrangements. Margaret Alexander Williams, Pennsylvania Published in the Centre Daily Times on 1/27/2009 Margaret Alexander Williams March 31, 1927 -January 25, 2009 Margaret Alexander Williams, 81, of Fleming, died Jan. 25, 2009, at Windy Hill Village, Rush Twp. Born March 31, 1927, in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late Joseph K. and Sara Gilliland Alexander. On April 23, 1961, she married Leo C. Williams, who preceded her in death on April 3, 1981. She was a 1945 Graduate of Bellefonte High School and a 1949 Graduate of Penn State University. She also received her Masters Degree from Penn State University. She was an Associate Professor. She also worked at the DuBois Hospital and the Laurelton State Hospital. She taught classes at Penn State University, Carnegie Mellon, California State University and also in Canada. She was a member of the State College Presbyterian Church. She was a life member of the National Diatetic. She was a member of the Penn State University Alumni Association. She also was a member of the RSVP and the TRIAD. She also was a life time traveler. She was the owner of a Pennsylvania Century Farm which was kept in operation by Tom and Ruth Rhodes and family. Tom and Ruth were also her caregivers. She was survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 12 to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the State College Presbyterian Church. Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009, at the church, with the Rev. Charles Curley officiating. Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park, College Township. Memorial contributions may be made to The State College Presbyterian Church, 132 W. Beaver Avenue, State College, PA 16801. Arrangements are under the direction of Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg. Delmer Howard Keppler, Ohio Submitted by Judy Erwin Cornick., w/genealogical notes Published in the Chillicothe (OH) Gazette Chillicothe Gazette, Mon., 26 Jan 2009: Delmer Howard Keppler, 87, of Third Street, Beaver, [Pike Co.] OH, died 6:56 p.m. Saturday, 24 January 2009, at the Piketon Nursing Center [Pike Co., OH]. He was born 14 September 1921, in Beaver, OH, the son of the late Elmer and Clara Bernice Kuntzman Keppler. On 30 November 1946, Howard was united in marriage to Geneva Gilliland Keppler, who survives [dau of Walter & Mary Barbara Kuntzman Gilliland]. Also surviving are two brothers, Raymond Keppler and wife, Patricia, and Alfred V. Keppler, both of Chillicothe, [Ross Co.] OH; and one sister, Anna Mae Keppler, of Piketon, OH. His parents and one son preceded Howard in death. Howard attended Faith Methodist Church, Beaver, OH, was a retired farmer and school bus driver for Eastern School District. He also was a member of the Pike County Farm Bureau and a Veteran of WW II, having served in the U.S. Air Force. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, 30 January 2009, at the Boyer Funeral Home, Waverly, OH, with Rev. Hayden Archer Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Beaver Union Cemetery, Beaver, [Pike Co.] OH, with Military Graveside Services by American Legion Merritt Post #142, Waverly, OH. Friends may call at the Boyer Funeral Home 5 - 9 p.m. Thursday and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service hour on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to SOMC Hospice Center, 2201 25th Street, Portsmouth, OH or Pike County Fair Board. 311 Mill Street, Piketon, Ohio 45661. http://www.boyerfuneral.com (You can sign his Guest Book at this site) Ima Oleta Campbell, Texas Published in the Mineral Wells Index from 1/28/2009 - 1/30/2009 Ima Oleta Campbell, 88, died Jan. 26, 2009, in a Mineral Wells hospital. Service is 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at First Christian Church with Rev. Max K. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Park Cemetery. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. She was born Feb. 3, 1920, in Agnes, the daughter of William C. and Annie Gilliland Montgomery. She married Herbert Campbell on Dec. 23, 1950, in Mineral Wells. She was a longtime resident of Mineral Wells, and a member of First Christian Church since 1956. She was a Pythian Sister for over 50 years. She loved to bowl and play 42. She was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers fan. She is survived by her nephews and spouses, Waymon and Carolyn Hamilton, and Ronnie and Pat Montgomery, both of Weatherford; nieces and spouses, Betty Hamilton, Ima Lee and Hardin Moore, Annie and James Rhodes, all of Mineral Wells, Wanda and Lester Bobo, Sandra and Bob Dennis, both of Hurst, Texas, Kay and Ken Watts of Leesburg, Connie and Glynn Tucker of Duncanville, Texas, and Nancy and Mickey Yeager, of Benbrook, Texas; eight great-nephews; 14 great-nieces; numerous great-great-nephews; sister-in-law, Ella Elwood, of Weatherford; and numerous Pythian Sisters and a loving church family. She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 15, 1989; her parents; two brothers; three sisters; and nephew, Leroy Hamilton. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First Christian Church in her memory. The family would like to say thank you to all the doctors and nurses at Palo Pinto General Hospital and home health for all the loving care they gave her. Baum-Carlock-Bumgardner Funeral Home Christopher Terry Gilleland, Washington, D. C. to SC Published in The Island Packet from 3/26/2009 - 4/2/2009 Christopher Terry Gilleland, 53, of Bluffton, SC passed away on Monday, January 26, 2009. He was born in Washington, DC and moved to Bluffton, SC in 2001. He was the son of the late Terry and Rita Gilleland. He was in the Maintenance business. He was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Cardinal Bernardin Council, Bluffton, SC. He is survived by his wife, Jamie M. Gilleland of Bluffton, SC; one daughter, Nikki Gilleland; two sons, Sean and Matthew Gilleland; one brother, John T. Gilleland of Annapolis, Maryland. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 333 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 28, 2009. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be made to: Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 333 Fording Island Road, Bluffton, SC 29909. Ivy Sim, Australia Published in the Herald Sun on 29/1/2009 (d. January 27, 2009) Ivy Sim. b. 14.7.1931 - d. 27.1.2009 Loved wife of Max (dec.) Late of Moama Formerly of Coleambally Dearly loved mother of Hellen and Norm Gilliland (Brisbane), Kath and Tom Stuart (Parkes), Margaret and David Greenwood (Bendigo), Geoffrey (dec.), Jenny and Garry Morton (Leeton), David and Jenny Sim (St Georges Basin), and Gordon (dec.). Much loved Nanna of her 18 grandchildren. Myron Edward Gilliland, Georgia Published in the gainesvilletimes.com on 1/30/2009 Mr. Myron Edward Gilliland, 86, of Buford died on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009. Born on March 3, 1922, Mr. Gilliland was the youngest of the five children of Lake and Minnie Gilliland of Jackson County. He married Latrelle Thurmond on Feb. 10, 1945, and moved to the Buford area, where he lived the remainder of his life. Mr. Gilliland was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He lived a happy, blessed life, marked by his love and devotion to God, his wonderful disposition and his dedication to family and friends. He was loved by many and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. As one of the last living workers of the Bona Allen "harness shop," Mr. Gilliland's name is engraved on a statue of Roy Rogers, Trigger and Jack Johnson, located in historic Buford, commemorating the saddle made for Trigger by the Bona Allen Company in the late 1940s. Mr. Gilliland then went to work for General Motors at the Doraville assembly plant, where he was a member of UAW Local 10 and retired in 1980 after 32 years of service. Mr. Gilliland accepted Christ as his savior in the summer of 1944. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Buford, a former Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent. Mr. Gilliland is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Latrelle Thurmond Gilliland of Buford; his daughter, Joan Brown of Flowery Branch; his daughters and son-in-law, Martha Jo and Ronald Martin of Canon and Judy and Jerry Parks of Buford; his sons and daughters-in-law, Ricky and Janice Gilliland and Ronny and Joan Gilliland, both of Buford; his sisters, Nell Heard and Ola Adams, both of Buford; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins. Mr. Gilliland was preceded in death by his parents, Lake and Minnie Gilliland; his brother, Paul Gilliland of Buford; his sister, Myrtie Jones of Gainesville; and his son-in-law, Robert Brown of Buford. The family will receive visitors at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford on Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, from 3 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Buford, with interment immediately following, also at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Mr. Gilliland will lie in state at the church beginning at 1:30 p.m. Officiating ministers will be the Rev. Larry Waddell, the Rev. Jody Martin, the Rev. Jack Pierce and with graveside service by the Rev. Mark Hutchins. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA; 770-932-1133; www.flaniganfuneralhome.com Betty J. Nusbaum, Ohio Published in the Toledo Blade on 1/31/2009 Betty J. Nusbaum, 80, of Martin, passed away on Thursday, January 29, 2009, at the Genoa Care Center. Betty was born on March 7, 1928 to David and Luetta (Buettemeyer) Gilliland. Betty was a homemaker who enjoyed dancing and spending time with her family. Betty is survived by her husband of 34 years, Richard; children, Daniel (Ruth) Chio, Jack (Barbara) Chio, Mike (Ginny) Nusbaum, Karen Shaffer, Brenda (Mark) Allison and Richard Nusbaum; grandchildren, Jennifer, Michelle, Amanda, Chelsey, Ryan, Macy, Brandon, Brittany, Jordan and Cody; great-granddaughter, Keiran and brother, Bill Gilliland. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, William Chio, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Friends may visit Freck Funeral Chapel, 1155 S. Wynn Rd. in Oregon (419) 693-9304, on Sunday, February 1, 2009 from 2-8 p.m. and from 10 - 11 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Genoa. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Betty's name may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio. www.freckchapel.com Matthew Dillian Hunter, Tennessee Published in The Tennessean from 1/28/2009 - 1/29/2009 Matthew Dillian Hunter, Age 16 of Hendersonville, TN, passed away due to injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was a student at Station Camp High School, where he was a member of the Junior ROTC and the FFA. He also attended Long Hollow Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Lee Ann Hire Gilliland; father, Jeffrey Wyatt (Lori) Hunter; brothers & sisters, Chase & Katelyn Gilliland, and Wyatt & Cali Hunter; grandparents, Tom & Patsy Hire, and Johnnie & Dina Hunter. Visitation will be Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m. at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, and from 12 to 2 p.m. on Friday, at Long Hollow Baptist Church, with services at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison, TN. Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, TN (615) 859-5231. FEBRUARY 2009 Gettie B. Gilleland, Montana 1922-2009 Published in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle on 2/5/2009 Gettie Burrus Gilleland passed away on Feb. 3, 2009. She was born on April 18, 1922, in Glasgow, to Alfred and Merle (Burgess) Burrus. She graduated from Glasgow High School in 1940, and went on to work at the Fair Store and for the clerk of court in Glasgow. On May 6, 1944, she married Dean Tschache of Froid in De Ridder, La., where Dean was stationed with the U.S. Army. They lived in Glasgow, Helena, Polson and Hamilton, before settling in Bozeman in 1954, where Gettie worked for Montana State University in the departments of engineering and architecture. Following Dean's death in 1956, Gettie married Mark Gilleland on April 7, 1961, in Missoula. Gettie was preceded in death by her sister, Madge Martin; and her brothers, Arthur and John Burrus. She is survived by her husband, Mark of Bozeman; and her three children, Dean (Diana) Tschache of Pelham, Ala., Judy Trent (Gloria Catinchi) of Ossining, N.Y., and Teri (David) Scott of Bozeman. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Holly (Keith) Browder of Pelham, Ala., and Reilly Scott of Bozeman; and great-granddaughters, Laney and Jessica Browder; three sisters, Eunice Moen and Mary Hassler of Glasgow, and Norma (Wendell) Maney of Bloomington, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Bozeman United Methodist Church. Donations may be made to Bozeman Deaconess Hospice/Palliative Care, or to the Pioneer Museum in Glasgow. Arrangements are in the care of Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service; www.dokkennelson.com John C. Vaughn, Iowa Published in the Globe Gazette from 2/4/2009 - 2/5/2009 MASON CITY - John C. Vaughn, 84, of Mason City died Tuesday (Feb. 3, 2009) at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Ave., with the Rev. Jim Stiles of First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in the Glendale Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the John C. Vaughn Memorial Fund or First United Methodist Church. John was born on March 4, 1924, in Dallas Center, Iowa, the son of Russell and Elpha (Gilliland) Vaughn. He graduated high school from Woodward. He entered the Navy in 1942 and served his country in World War II until his honorable discharge in 1946. He married Aletha M. Hopp on Nov. 18, 1956, in Des Moines. He worked for the Ford Motor Co. for 20 years, White Farm Equipment for four years, and Grant Village for 10 years. John and his wife lived many different places in the country until moving to Mason City in 1976. He was a member of Benevolence Lodge No. 145 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies, was an El Kahir Shriner, and a member of the American Legion, VFW, and the AmVets. He was also a member of First United Methodist Church. John was a generous man that liked giving his time and talents to people. He also loved the time he spent with his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, Aletha, of Mason City; sisters, Lena McMahon of Des Moines, Ruth Garren of Perry, Martha Kennedy of Woodward, Mary Burkhart of Woodward; and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Raymond, Paul, Robert, James, Wilbur and William; and two sisters, Della Vaughn and Marie Dixon. Tommy Crummy, Scotland. Published in the Herald on 3 February 2009 (Distributed in Glasgow) Suddenly, but peacefully, at Monklands A & E Department, on 28th January, 2009, Tommy, beloved husband of Anne (nee Gilliland), much loved father of Michael and Joseph, and brother of Anne, Ellen and Rosaline. Funeral service to be held on Wednesday, 4th February, at 1.15pm, at Co-operative Funeral Parlour, Cumbernauld Village, thereafter to Eastfield Cemetery, arriving at 2pm, then onto the Castlecarey Hotel, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please, but donations, if desired, can be made to the British Heart Foundation. Juanita L. Gilliland, Florida Published in The Palm Beach Post on 2/8/2009 Juanita L. Gilliland, October 19, 1930 - February 4, 2009. Daughter of Ellis L. Danison and Eva Mae Grant; raised by Lois; sister to Arthur, Ellis, Richard, Carl, Rose, Clara, Carol, Patricia, Elizabeth; wife to Vernon Cook, Jimmy Gilliland; mother of Eva and Robin, grandmother of Eva Mae and Jimmy; great-grandma of Jimmy, Brianna, and Antonio; resident of West Palm/Lantana for 70+ years, Orange City recently. Mourned by siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. Condolences may be sent to 955 W. Blue Springs Ave., Orange City, FL 32763. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries Annie Lenz, Texas/California Published in the Daily Press, Hesperia Star & Desert Dispatch on 3/1/2009 Annie "Sue" Lenz passed away on Feb. 4, 2009. Burial services were held on Feb. 9 at Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville, Calif. Family and friends gathered in the chapel for a memorial service, followed by a Baha'i burial service at the gravesite. Born Annie Sue Hewgley on Feb. 16, 1923, Sue carried fond memories of growing up in the small town of Brookston, Texas. She was the youngest with three older brothers, Robert, Bill and Tom. After finishing high school and junior college, Sue ventured to Washington, D.C., where she was employed as a clerical clerk for the government. After World War II ended, Sue returned to her childhood hometown Brookston where her brother, Bill, introduced her to Air Force Captain Howard Melvin Gilliland. Her brother and "Gill" (Howard) had become friends while prisoners of war in the Philippines. Sue and Gill's marriage blessed them with five children: Carol, Michael, Kay, Suellen and Claire. In the 1950s, Gill was stationed at George Air Force Base for almost six years. Sue was actively involved in her children's schools as well as Little League baseball, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and community affairs. By 1960, the Gilliland family was briefly stationed on Okinawa; then moved to Aurora, Colo. After the untimely death of Gill, Sue returned to Victorville in 1963 to raise her family of five and pursue a lifelong dream of teaching. Sue taught kindergarten and second-grade at Desert Knolls and Victor Valley School districts until retiring in 1987. In 1981, her teaching skills were formally recognized when she was selected as "Teacher of the Year" by Victor Valley School District. Sue's love of children and inspiration for teaching was exemplary, making a difference in the young lives of her students. Sue welcomed her children's friends into her home, often hosting fun events, providing a safe place to be. After all her children had "flown the nest," Sue was introduced to Gordon Lenz by her close friend and Gordon's sister-in-law, Helen. They fell in love and married in 1973. Along with Sue's five adult children, Gordon brought his three adult children into their marriage. Sue and Gordon raised grandson Nathan Gilliland as their own son, supporting Nate's school and sport endeavors with loving dedication. As members of a local Model A Club, Sue and Gordon met Bill and Karen Heimback, who along with their daughters, Stephanie, Crystal, and Jenny, were embraced as part of the Lenz family. For more than 50 years, Sue was a devout member of the Baha'i Faith. She served on the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Victorville Baha'i Community and on the National Baha'i Teaching Committee for the Western States. For more than 50 years, she was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. In 1957, she helped to start a new chapter on GAFB, becoming the first president of the newly formed Tau Omega Chapter. In 1994, Sue was honored as Woman of the Year by the Laureate Gamma Mu Chapter. Annie "Sue" was a priceless person to all who knew her and she will be deeply missed. Sue has blessed us with many endearing memories to cherish - such as her "silent" laughter while her eyes filled with tears of joy. She is survived by her husband Gordon; daughters Kay, Suellen and Claire; stepdaughters Diana and Susan; collectively, 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Sue's name to the National Parkinson Research Foundation (1-800-327-4545) and/or the Cancer Research Foundation (1-800-YOU-CURE/968-2873 ext. 0). June Spence, Kansas Published in The Joplin Globe from 2/6/2009 - 2/8/2009 BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — June Spence, age 74, of Baxter Springs, Kan., passed from this life, Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo. June was born March 26, 1934, in Columbus, Kan., to the union of Carl and Bessie (Wilson) Gilliland. June was a faithful member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Baxter Springs, where she taught in the youth ministries for over 20 years. She worked at the schools for the past six years as a mentor. Most of all, she spent her life loving and caring for her family and friends. June is preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Bessie Gilliland; her husband, Kenneth Spence; and one grandson, Tyler Ross. Surviving loved ones include three sons, Kenny Spence and wife, Patti, of Baxter Springs, Ted Spence and wife, Mary, of Baxter Springs, and Rusty Spence and wife, Laticia, of Baxter Springs; two daughters Pearl Gooden, of Wichita, Kan., and Pam Klavinski and husband, Steve, of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Carl Gilliland Jr., of Sacramento, Calif.; one sister, Katherine Mogle, of Oregon; along with 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, at Fellowship Baptist Church, Baxter Springs. Rev. Jim Bowles will officiate the service. Family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. Memorial donations may be made to Fellowship Baptist Church in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are under the direction of Derfelt's Baxter Chapel, Baxter Springs. Beverly Ann (Gilliland) Holasek, Minnesota Published in the Star Tribune on 2/8/2009 Beverly Ann (Gilliland) Holasek, age 82 of Eden Prairie, passed away February 6, 2009. Preceded in death by first husband, William H. Gilliland Sr.; parents, Axel and Blenda Ceder. Survived by children, Noel (Kathy) Gilliland, Christine (Larry) Larson, Mark (Lynette) Gilliland, William H. (Carrie) Gilliland Jr., and Sara (Wes) Latto; grandchildren, Paul, Kelley, Brian, Emily, Nicholas, Penny, Jenny, Jacob and Matthew; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Noel Ceder; husband, Geo Holasek. Fifty year member of the Sunshine Circle and Young at Heart at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, 38 year member of the Daughters of the Nile, Jul-Honor Temple #58 and the Eden Prairie Women's Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Fairview Hospice. Funeral service Thursday, February 12, Noon at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel, 36th St and Hennepin Ave, Mpls. Visitation 1/2 hour prior to service at Lakewood Chapel and Wednesday, Feb. 11, 4-7 PM at: Washburn-McReavy Werness Brothers Chapel 2300 W Old Shakopee Rd 952-884-8145 Gwendolyn P. Gilliland, Georgia Published in The Daily Citizen from 2/8/2009 - 2/10/2009 Mrs. Gwendolyn P. Gilliland, 89, of Dalton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009. She was born Oct. 19, 1919 in Sugar Valley, Gordon County, Ga. When her mother (Winnie Joyce Parker) died suddenly in 1937, she became the housemother, cook and counselor for her father (Oscar T. Parker), two older brothers and a younger sister (all of whom passed away several decades ago). For 39 years she was married to the late Harold C. Gilliland, who passed away prematurely in 1978. She was a grateful member of Trinity United Methodist Church. Her Husband was a career U. S. soldier, who served in Korea and other tours of duty. During her working life she was employed in the textile industry and retail sales. Although her husband’s military career caused occasional relocation of the household, Dalton was her home where she grew up, married and reared her children, lived for more than 80. She was a wonderful cook and loved to garden. Gwendolyn is survived by two sons, Cullen Gilliland and his wife Jeanne of Atlanta, Stephen Gilliland and his wife Suzanne of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; grandchildren, Andrew Gilliland of Cleveland, Tenn., Alice Gilliland of Chapel Hill, N.C.; great-grandchildren, Claire Gilliland, Benton Gilliland, Kate Gilliland, Edie Gilliland; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Edwards; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Revs. Fred Johnson and Rhoda Howell officiating. She will be buried next to her late husband in West Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Love Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.lovefuneralhomega.com Love Funeral Home, 1402 N. Thornton Ave., Dalton (across from Hamilton Medical Center) is in charge of arrangements. Michael A. Gilliland, Kansas Published in the Wichita Eagle from 2/19/2009 - 2/20/2009 Gilliland, Michael A., 59, passed away Feb. 10, 2009. Born Feb. 14, 1949 to Robert and Joann Gilliland, Springfield, Mo. He was an Army Veteran, having served in Germany and Vietnam. He received two Army Commendation Medals for service. He was a Logistics/Flow team member for Target. He is survived by his family, Terri of the home; daughter, Jessica; future son-in-law, Aaron Strella; grandson, Vincent Strella all of Wichita; brother, Stephen (Kathy) of Huntsville, Texas; sisters, Sybil Cochrane of Phoenix, Ariz., Erica (Keith) Arnold of Baltimore, Md., Alexis (Tom) Roy of Sauk Rapids, Minn. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009 at Baker Funeral Home, 6100 E. Central, Wichita. In lieu of flowers, memorials to American Cancer Society. Eileen (Gilliland) Easton, Scotland. Published in the Herald on 10 February 2009 (Distributed in Glasgow) Peacefully, at Hawick Community Hospital, on 5th February, 2009, Eileen Easton (nee Gilliland), formerly of Mauchline, Ayrshire, beloved wife of George Easton, Todrig, Ashkirk and a beloved aunt of both families. Service on Friday, 13th February, at 12 noon at Ashkirk Parish Church, nr Selkirk. Interment thereafter in Ashkirk Cemetery, at 12.30pm, to which all friends are invited. Family flowers only, there will be a retiring collection, if desired, for Macmillan Nurses. Mildred Austin, Virginia to North Carolina Published in the Gaston Gazette from 2/16/2009 - 2/17/2009 LINCOLNTON - Mildred Catherine Lail Austin, 91, of the Brian Center, passed away Feb. 16, 2009. Her funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of High Shoals. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Warlick Funeral Home. Mrs. Austin was born Sept. 2, 1917 in Henrico County, Va., to the late Luther W. and Julie Ann Gilleland Lail. Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Austin family. Shelba Gilliland Gravitt, Georgia Published in the Gwinnett Daily Post on 2/19/2009 Mrs. Shelba Gilliland Gravitt, age 64, of Buford, Friendship Community, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Gravitt; and father, Paul Gilliland. Mrs Gravitt is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Renee and Larry Dobbs, Loganville; son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Lynn Gravitt, Alto; mother, Florine Howard Gilliland, Buford; grandchildren, Hannah and Preston Dobbs and Melissa Butler; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley Moore Buford, Linda and Wayne Strickland Flowery Branch, Joyce and Henry Taylor, Buford, Ellen and Rick Boyd, Monticello; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mrs. Gravitt was born on April 3, 1944, in Gwinnett County. She was a 1961 graduate of North Gwinnett High School. She was a homemaker and a member of New Bethany Baptist Church in Buford, and she attended Crossview Baptist Church in Hoschton. She taught Sunday school for many years. Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Ashworth and the Rev Chris Holland officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Gainesville. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association in memory of Shelba Gravitt. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford; 770-932-1133; www.flaniganfuneralhome.com Richard H. Gilliland, North Carolina Published in the Hickory Daily Record on 2/23/2009 GRANITE FALLS - Richard Henry Gilliland, of Hudson, passed away Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009, at Frye Regional Medical Center, Hickory. He was born May 8, 1964, in Catawba County to Jeannie D. Barnes and the late Herbert Clinton Gilliland. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, James Barnes Sr. Survivors include his wife, Julie H. Gilliland of the home; a son, Richard S. Gilliland and his fiancee, Amanda Holden, of Hudson; two daughters, Latasha R. Dewey and husband, Derrek, of Hudson and Kelsey McKinney of Hickory; his mother, Jeannie Barnes of Hickory; a sister, Vickie Gilliland of Hickory; a brother, James Curtis Barnes Jr. and wife, Kelley, of Hickory; and one granddaughter, Kayden Gilliland of Hudson. Mr. Gilliland also is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and friends. A graveside service will be held in Sunset Hills Cemetery on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Dale Faulkenbury officiating. The family will receive friends at Bass-Smith Granite Funeral Service on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, from 1 to 3 p.m., prior to the service. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Caldwell County Hospice and Palliative Care. Bass-Smith Granite Funeral Service is serving the family of Richard Henry Gilliland. Online condolences may be made at www.bass-smithfuneralhome.com. Norma G. (Gilliland) Blankenbaker, Kentucky Published in The Courier-Journal on 2/23/2009 Norma G. Blankenbaker, 89, of Fisherville, KY, passed away Sunday February 22, 2009 She was preceded in death by her husband, William G. Blankenbaker; her son, R. Leland Blankenbaker; and her brother, Sherman Gilliland. She was a retired school bus driver for JCPS for 30 years. She was the oldest living member of First Baptist Church of Fisherville. She is survived by three sons, W. Larry (Judy), of Lexington, KY, K. Lynn, of Somerset, KY and W. Lamar Blankenbaker (Kay), of Louisville three grandchildren, Casey B. Tinker (Jason), of Lexington and Emily J. and W. Andrew Blankenbaker, of Louisville; and three great-grandsons, Owen, Wyatt and Tate Tinker, of Lexington. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church of Fisherville. Interment: Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in Foreman's, 10600 Taylorsville Road, Jeffersontown. Expression of sympathy to: her church. Russell Gilliland, Cottenham, England Published in the Cambridge Evening News from 28/2/2009 - 7/3/2009 Russell Gilliland, of Cottenham, passed peacefully away, on Tuesday, February 24th, 2009, aged 77 years. A dear husband, dad, grandad, brother and uncle. The funeral service will be held at Cambridge City Crematorium, East Chapel, on Friday, March 6th, 2009, at 1.45pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to British Heart Foundation may be left on the day or sent c/o Willingham Funeral Service, Berrycroft, Willingham, Cambs. CB24 5JX. Charles L. Gilliland, Virginia Published in the Washington Post On Friday February 27, 2009 Charles L. Gilliland of Springfield, VA. Survived by his wife of 65 years, Beverly. Father of Janet Fisher, Judith Gilliland and John (Chip) Gilliland. Grandfather of Andrew Garrell, Melissa Hassan, John Batchelor, Paige Gilliland and Abby Gilliland.Great-grandfather of Anna, AJ, Connor and Dylan. Services will be held Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m. at St Christopher's Episcopal Church in Springfield. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Cole's Closet in Memory of Chuck Gilliland, www.colesclost.org MARCH 2009 Joy Gilliland, Florida Published in Florida Today on 3/5/2009 Joy Gilliland - Cocoa Beach - Joy J. Gilliland, passed away on Monday, March 2, 2009, after a long struggle with leukemia. She was born in Grant, Florida on October 27, 1934, the youngest daughter of John and Helen Jorgensen, and was a life long resident of Brevard County. She was a graduate of Melbourne High School and also received education at Brevard Community College and the University of Florida. She was married to the late Dr. William Philip Gilliland. For many years, Joy was a well-known, independent business woman in the County, working as an insurance agent and realtor. Prior to self-employment she was the first woman field representative to be appointed in the State of Florida by the Insurance Commissioner. Joy was very active in the community and in civic organizations. She was the first woman ever to be named as Commodore of the Eau Gallie Yacht Club. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, a member of the Melbourne and Cocoa Beach Chambers of Commerce, and a member of the Melbourne and Space Coast Association of Realtors since 1977. Previously, she was an advisory board member of the Melbourne Central Catholic High School, founding member of the Space Coast Tiger Bay Club, member of the Florida Legislative Committee of Florida, and Board Member of the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center. The Civilian Military Community Relations Council recently awarded Joy the 45th Space Wing Commanders Award for 2008. Joy is survived by her brother, Edmund R. Jorgensen; her nephews, Edmund R. Jorgensen, Jr., Fred Jorgensen, John M. Jorgensen, and their families. A private, independent, but generous and loving woman, Joy desired no memorial service and her wishes will be honored. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Civilian Military Community Relations Council, P.O. Box 3, Cocoa, FL 32923-0003. Kenneth Gilliland, Alabama Published in the Tuscaloosa News on 3/8/2009 Kenneth "Peabody" Gilliland, age 53, of Coker, died March 6, 2009, at home. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Mike Barnett and Rev. Bobby Smith officiating and Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be today from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lillie Mae Gilliland, and his father, J.T. Gilliland. Survivors include his wife, Cathy Winters Gilliland; his favorite daughter, Angie Gilliland; his son, Kenny Gilliland (Tonya); his sister, Debbie Gray (Roland); his brothers, Johnny Gilliland (Faye) and Charles Robertson (Alice); and his grandchildren, Shane Gilliland, Macon Clark, Anthony Avery, and Mallory Avery. Peabody was a man who was loved by everyone who knew him. He was a loving husband, daddy, and pawpaw and will be truly missed by all. Pallbearers will be Shane Gilliland, Macon Clark, Anthony Avery, Justin Pate, Jerry Gilliland, Shannon Gilliland, Roy Baker, and Roland Gray. Honorary pallbearers are David Kizer, Randall Pate, Mark Dillon, James Plowman, Lavaughn Latham, members of the Bethany community, and members of UMWA Local 9511. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to a favorite children's charity. Belva Morse Williams, South Carolina Published in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal from 3/5/2009 - 3/6/2009 Columbia, SC-- A memorial service for Belva Morse Williams, 79, will be held Saturday, March 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Union United Methodist Church, Irmo, with visitation immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Spinal Chord Injury Research, PO Box 016960 (R48), Miami, Florida 35101-9844 or the Union United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 705, Irmo, SC 29063. Surviving are her husband of fifty-five years, Clarence D. (Red) Williams of Columbia; son, C. Danny Williams of Columbia; daughters and spouses, Sherry and Hal Fair of Wagener, SC, Dawn and Wesley Gilliland of Waco, TX and Wendi and Tim Mundy of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Rainey (Brandon) Chadwell, Banks (Mardi) Fair, Joseph Gilliland, Adam Gilliland, Ashley Mundy, Sloan Mundy and David Mundy; and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Williams was the daughter of Georgia Bowden and Richard F. B. Morse. Born in Jacksonville, FL, September 17, 1929, Belva graduated Reynolds High School in Winston Salem, NC, and Queens College in Charlotte, NC, with a BA degree in Bible. She received her MA in English from Charleston Southern. She taught Bible and worked as house mother for four years at the Westminster School in Atlanta, GA, and is remembered by many for her devoted years as a HS guidance counselor and English teacher, a Sunday school teacher, a Disciple Bible Study teacher/instructor and a Stephen Ministry leader. To her family she was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, and master teacher who gave graciously, played hard, and entertained with finesse. Touché Pretty Lady. We Love You! Please sign online guest book at www.dunbarfunerals.com Franklin Buzz Crews, Kansas Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 3/14/2009 HUTCHINSON- Franklin Buzz Crews, 71, of Hutchinson passed away March 11, 2009 at ST. Marys Health Center, St. Louis, MO. He was born on December 4, 1937 in Topeka, KS, the son of Franklin K. and Dorothy Gillum Crews. He was a graduate of Topeka High School, Washburn University and Washburn University School of Law. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam Era, was a Capt. in the Army National Guard and was a Judge Advocate General. Franklin was a Trust Officer with the First National Bank of Topeka, then Chief Investment Officer with Beech Aircraft, and currently worked as the Principal Partner of MRM Asset Allocation Group. Franklin was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as an Elder. While at Washburn, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, Prairie Dunes Country Club, former member of the Hutchinson Community Foundation Investment Committee, and a former member of the Hutchinson Town Club Board. On October 5, 1972, he married Patty Gilliland in Topeka, KS. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, Adam Crews and his wife Angela of Overland Park, KS; daughters Heather Valerius and husband Troy of Shawnee, KS and Jennifer Crews of Mission, KS; sisters, Jan Stratton and husband Wayne of Topeka, KS; half-sister Betty Wilson of Paxico, KS; 4 grandchildren, Parker, Spencer, Cooper and Tanner Valerius; and his mother-in-law Ruth Gilliland of Hutchinson. Franklin was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Bob Gilliland. Memorial services will be held Monday, 10:30 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Sherman, Hutchinson with Rev. Tim Soule and Amy Dame officiating.. Private family inurnment will be held at the Church Columbarium. Family will receive friends following the memorial service in the church parlor. Friends may sign the book Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Elliott Mortuary. In care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501, memorials may be sent in lieu of flowers to the church or the Hutchinson Community Foundation. Personal condolences may be sent to www.elliottmortuary.com Claude Gilleland, North Carolina to Texas Published in the El Paso Times from 3/17/2009 - 3/19/2009 Claude Franklin Gilleland was born in Catawba, North Carolina on August 17, 1928 and went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2009. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jean A. Gilleland; sisters, Mohe Eades and Gladys Gilleland, brothers, Bill Gilleland, Henry Gilleland, Kenneth Gilleland, and Bobby Gilleland. He is survived by sisters, Lena Eades, Virginia Matthews, and Josephine Martin, brother, Glenn Gilleland, daughter, Vera J. Gilleland, son, Claude F. Gilleland Jr., step-son, Thomas Michaud, four grandchildren, Benjamin Parra, Nicholas Parra, Joy Diaz, and Paige Michaud, six grandchildren, Joaquim, Josiah, and Jacinta Parra, Nicolas Parra, Cruz and Christina Diaz. Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 pm, Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Sunset Funeral Home-Northeast. Graveside Service will be at 9:30 am, Thursday, March 19, 2009 at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Homes-Northeast. Please visit on-line register book at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net Maurice Mose Glenn Gilliland, Kansas Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 3/14/2009 HOLTON- Maurice Mose Glenn Gilliland, 87, passed away at home on Thursday, March 12, 2009. He was born November 17, 1921 near Denison, KS. He graduated from Denison High School in 1939 and was a combat veteran of WWII. He married Marjorie Lou Cowley in 1946. She survives. He is also survived by children: Gayla Schmanke (Robert) of Holton and Raney Gilliland (Jill) of Topeka; grandchildren: Brian Schmanke (Terrilyn), Darin Schmanke (Gretchen) and Asher Gilliland and four great-grandchildren. Mose was a farmer and stockman and employed by SCS. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a life member of VFW Post #1367. He pitched for the minor league teams of the St. Louis Cardinals and supported K-State athletics. In later years, he played the upright bass with a local music group. Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Holton at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2009. Interment will be at the Denison Cemetery immediately following the services. The family will greet friends from 4:00 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Holton Community Hospital Home Health and Hospice or the Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University c/o Mercer Funeral Home, Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. www.mercerfuneralhomes.com D.B. Jameson Jr., Texas to Alabama Published in The Birmingham News on 3/22/2009 DB Jameson, Jr., age 81, passed away Saturday, March 14, 2009. He was born in Pampa, TX in 1927 as the first born to Ruth Gilliland and DB Jameson, Sr. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy during WWII and was one of the original members of the Blue Angels in 1946. DB was honorably discharged in October, 1948. DB graduated from the University of Texas with a Chemical Engineering degree in 1956. DB worked in sales for many engineering construction firms including the Rust family of companies, MW Kellogg, Brown & Root, Fluor Daniel and AG McKee. After retiring he worked for BioEnergy Brazil. DB was a diligent and active member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church where he served in many capacities including the Vestry, the 'Holy Biscuit Group', the Men's Group and many other committees. DB was also a member of the Caledonian Society of Alabama, Rust Alumni "Liars Club" and the Alumni Club at the University of Texas - 'Hook Em' DB is survived by his wife of 22 years, Margaret Billups Jameson, sister, Nancy (Jim McDowell), sons, Blake (Cynthia), Lance (Ginger), Hunter (Jennifer), Sean (Paula) and one nephew raised as a son, Mike Hammer (Robin). His grandchildren are Zachary, Zoe, Katie, Quinn, and Mike's son, Christopher. DB will be sorely missed by his family and many, many friends. DB was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth "Katie" Hammer, father, DB Jameson, Sr. and mother, Ruth Gilliland. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2870 Acton Road, Birmingham, AL 35243. Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM, April 5, 2009 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Charter Funeral Home. Merlin E. Ottesen, Kansas Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 3/17/2009 Merlin E. Buster Ottesen, 85, of Topeka, was called home by the Lord on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Midland Hospice House in Topeka. He was born on May 1, 1923 in Hunter, ND, the son of Fredrick C. and Sofie Larsen Ottesen. He worked on the family farm prior to enlisting in the Army where he served during WWII. Merlin lived in Atchison for 13 years, Effingham for 18 years and had resided in Topeka for the past 30 years. He was employed by Page Airways for 23 years and Rockwell International for 7 years, both in Atchison before retiring in 1979. He also continued farming before retiring. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and American Legion Post No. 400. He was an avid KU fan. Merlin married Opal Gilliland on March 5, 1948 at Fort Leavenworth. She preceded him in death on April 24, 2001. He was also preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Lancaster of Topeka, Joyce (Ed) White of Tecumseh, three grandchildren, Jennifer, Jessica and Dustin, three great-grandchildren, Sidney, Niki and Malayah, one sister, Jean (Tom) Polimus of Kemp, TX., and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Southeast Chapel. Burial will follow in Penwell-Gabel Cemetery. Merlin will lie in state after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabel.com Bertha L. Hodge, North Carolina to Georgia Published in the gainesvilletimes.com from 3/17/2009 - 3/19/2009 Bertha L. Hodge, age 84, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, March 15, 2009, at New Horizon's North Nursing Home following an extended illness. Graveside services are scheduled for Thursday, March 19, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. James Dumas and the Rev. Carroll Coley will officiate. The family will receive friends Monday, March 16, Tuesday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 18, 2009 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Hodge was born May 6, 1924, in Henderson, N.C., to the late Luthur Vance Gilliland and Ada Mae McGha Gilliland. She was retired from Mar-Jac Poultry and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Hodge was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Edward Hodge; and her son, Curtis Hodge. Mrs. Hodge is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Eddie McMahan of Asheville, N.C., and Cathy and Jimmy Coley of Gainesville; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Rhonda Hodge of Weaverville, N.C., Carroll and Debbie Hodge of Gainesville; son, Herman Hodge of Morganton, N.C.; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathern Morgan of Fletcher, N.C., Laura Peck of Gainesville, Verna Mae Hodge of Asheville, N.C., Estelle Reid of Oakwood, Ruth Insley of Graham, N.C., Evelyn Rollins of Asheville, N.C., and Sarah Sherlin of Asheville, N.C. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements. Ila I. Burgess, Michigan Published in the Flint Journal on 3/19/2009 Ila I. Burgess - Of Flushing, age 79, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Memorial Healthcare, Owosso. Funeral services will be 1:30pm Saturday, March 21, 2009 at Rossell Funeral Home, Evangelist Jim Kratz officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Blanc. Visitation will be held 11am-8pm Friday. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association. Ila was born June 8, 1929 in Flint, MI, the daughter of William and Melvina (Gilliland) Priebe. She was first married to Robert Martin John Bonasse. He preceded her in death. She then married Chester R. Burgess in Flint in 1984. He preceded her in death in 1985. Ila was a homemaker and a devote Detroit Tiger fan. She loved her family. Ila is survived by her 7 children, John and wife Sue Bonasse of Blanchard, Dale and wife Vicki Bonasse of Owosso, Paulette and husband Robert Kelly of Bradenton, FL, Rodger Bonasse of Flushing, Chester and wife Kathy Burgess of Owosso, Elizabeth Burgess and fiancé John Sievewright of Howell, William and wife Ellen Burgess of Flushing; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Olive Lancey of Mt. Morris, Phillip and wife Anne Priebe of Flint, Jennie and husband Jack Anway of Grand Blanc, Annette Truzinski of Flint; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Priebe; sister, Bernadette Burgess; and 2 infant children, Judy and Victor Bonasse. Vernon Skidmore Sr., North Carolina Published in the Gaston Gazette from 3/18/2009 - 3/19/2009 LINCOLNTON - Vernon Nolen "Pop" Skidmore Sr., 66, of 2737 Landers Church Road, went to his heavenly home March 18, 2009, at his residence. Born in Gaston County, he was the husband of Evelyn Sue Gilliland Skidmore for 49 years and the son of the late Judson Nolen Skidmore and Helen Fergerson Skidmore. He was a truck driver for over forty years and retired from Old Dominion where he worked for twelve years. He was a member of Coral Park Baptist Church of Lincolnton, NC. In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Vernon Skidmore, Jr. and wife, Julie of Crouse, NC; two daughters, Robin Harris and husband, Robert of Gaffney, SC and Cindi Newman and husband, Joe of Lincolnton, NC; six grandchildren, Robbie Harris, Jamey Carpenter, Chelsey Carpenter, Cierra Skidmore, Logan Newman and Kara Skidmore; three brothers, Jim Skidmore and wife, Mary Ann of Gastonia, NC, Terry Skidmore and wife, Dianne of Lincolnton, NC and Dwight Skid-more and wife, Candy of Stanley, NC; one sister, Jan Carpenter and husband, Calvin of Dallas, NC; a special niece Janet Canipe. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Blakely Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Blakely Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Powell and Pastor Jimmy Burns officiating. Interment will be in Frederick Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care Lincoln County, 107 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092. The family will be at the residence. An online guest register is available at www.blakelyfuneralhome.com Robert Walker Jr., Missouri Published in Kansas City Star on 3/24/2009 Robert Walker, Jr., age 48, passed away March 21, 2009 in his home. He was employed as a Social worker for the Jewish Vocational Services in Kansas City, Missouri. Robert was preceded in death by his mother; Patricia Gilliland Walker in 1981. He is survived by his Father, Robert Walker, Sr., of Claycomo, MO, and his stepmother Pam Yeager Walker of Kansas City, Kansas. There will be no visitation and no services. The interment will take place in Cummings Cemetery in Maud, OK. Arr.: Mary Butler Meyers Funeral Home, 913-334-6300. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.marybutlermeyers.com Edward Joseph O'Brien, Ohio to Kentucky Published in the Louisville Courier-Journal Edward Joseph O'Brien, 58, of Louisville, passed away Saturday, March 21, 2009, surrounded by his family and friends at his residence. Born in Springfield, OH, he was an Army veteran stationed in Korea and served two tours of duty in the Vietnam conflict. He was a retired horticulturist with the Water Front Development Corp., and a certified Nurseryman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul E. and Dorothy Gilliland O'Brien; infant brother, David O'Brien; and special aunt and uncle, Ned R. and Patti A. Gilliland. He is survived by his wife, the former Catherine Browning; sons, Paul O'Brien (Alicea), Eric O'Brien and Keefe O'Brien, all of Louisville; brother, Dennis McCarthy (Kathy) of Ohio; sisters, Connie Heckler (David), of Ohio and Denise Short (Dean) of North Carolina; and cousins, Karen Kaffenbarger (Jim), of Ohio, Ed Gilliland (Eleanor), of Indiana and Keith Gilliland (Denise), of Indiana. Ed loved horse racing, Native American history, motorcycles, classic movies, reading, wearing hats, and rock and roll. Most of all, Ed loved to spend time with family and friends. His funeral Mass will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at St. Michael Catholic Church, 3705 Stone Lakes Dr., with burial in St. Edwards Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Road. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Louisville, 3532 Ephraim McDowell Dr., Louisville, KY 40205 or Children International, 2000 E. Red Bridge Road P.O. Box 219055 Kansas City, MO 64121. Richard E. "Dick" Gilliland (1929 - 2009), Texas Published in the Star-Telegram from 4/2 to 4/3/2009 Richard E. "Dick" Gilliland, 79, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2009. Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Interment: 1 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Memorials: Trinity Presbyterian Church; Trinity Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home, Denton; or a charity of choice. Dick was born April 17, 1929, in Indianola, Iowa. He worked at Marsh McLennon for 20 years. Survivors: Wife of 57 years, Patricia; sons, Jim Gilliland and wife, Mischelle, Rick Gilliland and wife, Margaret, and David Gilliland and wife, Leigh; grandchildren, Nick, Jon, Gage and Cameron Gilliland, Nicole Horton and Ammie Hill; and four great-grandchildren. APRIL 2009 Allan Gilliland, Scotland From the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald, Scotland GILLILAND Peacefully at home surrounded by his family, after a long illness bravely borne, on Thursday 2nd April 2009, Allan (Pep), aged 54 years, beloved son of Betty and Allan and a dear friend to many. Will be sadly missed. Funeral service will take place on Wednesday 8th April at Holmsford Bridge Crematorium at 10.00 am, to which all friends are respectfully invited. Family flowers only please but donations, if desired, to Cancer Care. Daniel D. Walling, Washington From the Seattle Times Daniel D. Walling, loving husband and father, was gathered unto the Lord on April 3, 2009. He was taken too soon at only 46 years of age. In those 46 years he attained many goals and dreams with the support of his loving wife, Laura. A life-time goal was achieved when he earned his Masters in Education. He purposefully chose a rural school district where he could contribute and share his many talents as well as his love for fishing and hunting. He was passionate about reading and writing and he used every teachable moment to share his love of books and writing. Prior to being an educator he worked for the Boeing Company for 15 years. His philosophy of life enriched many others. He will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jon C. Walling. He leaves behind his wife, Laura, of 27 years and three children: Perry, Buck and Cassie. He is also survived by one sister Rachel (Raymond), one brother Mark (Tammy), one niece, Angelica Rose, and his parents Jan C. Walling and Cheryl Gilliland. Services will be held at the Republic High School Gym, Friday, April 10th, 2009 at 2:00p.m., Mike Lust officiating. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Debate Team/ Scholarship Fund at the Bank of America, Republic Branch. Lonnie Mae (Gilliland) Crawford, Texas Published in Longview News-Journal on 4/10/2009 Services for Lonnie Mae Crawford, 80, of Longview will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2009, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1700 Blueridge Parkway with Bishop Ray Huggins officiating under the direction of Welch Funeral Home, 4619 Judson Road. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Frankston, Texas. Mrs. Crawford passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009, at her residence. A lifetime resident of East Texas, Mrs. Crawford was born February 27, 1929, in Gilmer to Claude Freeman and Bertha Avis Posey Gilliland. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Mrs. Crawford was a hairdresser. Mrs. Crawford is survived by her husband, Buck Crawford of Longview; son, Danny Lynn Gentry of Lenoir City, Tennessee; daughter, Sheila Ann Booker and husband, Richard of Henderson, Nevada; step-daughter, Sonia Duke and husband, Dannie of Henderson, Texas; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Gilliland and wife, Ann of Longview. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2009, at the funeral home. An online registry may be signed at www.news-journal.com, by clicking on the obituaries link. Jennie J. Anway, Michigan Published in the Flint Journal on 4/12/2009 Jennie J. Anway, age 77, of Grand Blanc, died Friday, April 10, 2009 at Genesys Regional Medical Center. Jennie was born on October 6, 1931 in Flint, the daughter of William and Melvina (Gilliland) Priebe and married to Jack Anway on June 26, 1949. She was a homemaker and loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother. Family was her highest priority, never complaining, and always putting others before herself. Jennie is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Jack; four children, Dave Anway of Grand Blanc, Mike Anway of Tacoma, WA, Terry and wife Karen Anway of Goodrich, and Thom Anway of Grand Blanc; four grandchildren, Lynne Anway, Mari Anway, Amanda Anway, Jeremiah and wife Sarah Anway; and six great-grandchildren, Jessie, Hayley, Jadzia, Jordan, Huntley and Olivia. Jennie is also survived by her siblings; Olive Lancey of Mt. Morris, Phillip and wife Anne Priebe of Flint, Annette Truzinski of Flint, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Decker and sisters, Bernadette and Ila Burgess. Friends may visit the family from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hill Funeral Home. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the funeral home. Pastor Sarah LaRose-Nettell will officiate. Burial will follow at Crestwood Cemetery. Stella L. "Tedda" Burleigh-Gilliland, Pennsylvania Published in the Butler Eagle on 4/13/2009 Stella L. "Tedda" Burleigh-Gilliland, 70, of Connoquenessing went home to be with the Lord on Friday following complications from a stroke. She was born in New Sewickley Township, Beaver County, March 31, 1939, to Ralph Edgar and Vesta Hoey Edgar. She was a school bus driver for A.J. Myers and Sons. She had been a school bus driver for the Seneca Valley School District for 23 years. She attended the First Baptist Church of Butler. Mrs. Burleigh-Gilliland is survived by a son, Christopher Burleigh of Ohio; a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and James Ellenberger of Butler; and three sisters, Ruth Daubenspeck of Byesville, Ohio, Doris Youngblood of Evans City and Frances Henry of Connoquenessing. She also is survived by her grandchildren, Justin and Jesse Ellenberger and Hildi Burleigh all of Butler; and four loving stepchildren. Mrs. Burleigh-Gilliland was preceded in death by her first husband, John H. Burleigh in 1995; and by her second husband, Gilmore T. Gilliland in 2005. She also was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Edgar, and her parents. She was greatly loved by her family and friends and will be missed by all who knew her. Burleigh-Gilliland Friends of Stella L. "Tedda" Burleigh-Gilliland, who died Friday, April 10, 2009, will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard P. Jenks of Faith Fellowship Alliance Church officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service. Interment will follow in the Evans City Cemetery In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Christian School, 221 W. New Castle St., Butler, PA 16001. Information and a private guest book are available at www.thompson-miller.com Graham C. Gilliland, Washington Published in Tri-City Herald on 4/30/2009 Prosser Funeral Home Graham C. Gilliland was born April 30, 1954 to Gladyce I (Anderson) and Jerome L Gilliland in Coulee Dam, Washington and entered into rest on Sunday, April 26, 2009 at his home in Prosser. He began his education at Coulee Dam. In 1961 the family moved to Ashland, Oregon and again in 1966 to Redding, California where Graham graduated from Enterprise High School in 1972. As a young boy, Graham's goal in life was to become a research scientist, which he demonstrated by blowing up his mother's kitchen with a 6th grade science club experiment. In 1977 he graduated from Chico State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Graham accepted a position with WSU/IAREC Prosser where he primarily worked in new crop research on grape seed/canola oil and biodiesel. It was when he was working for WSU that a melanoma was discovered on his back in 1982. Graham loved being employed as a researcher and eventually retired from WSU. Graham married Gail Emily Miller in Wenatchee, WA on February 18, 1984 and took her to Prosser where their daughter Alison Emily and son Brian Bert were born and raised. Graham loved his God and loved his family. For many years he had episodes of very serious cancers and was essentially 'sent home to die.' But on each occasion he would comment 'Well, now I'm on God's therapy.' Graham was absolutely convinced that the Lord Jesus had spoken to him, assuring him that he would survive to raise his son Brian and daughter Alison, who were one and three years old at the time. This became a reality as both are now in college. Graham was an avid water-skier, fisherman, and hunter and loved to garden. He also loved being involved in the Wednesday evening life group at Jim and Connie's home. Graham was a member of Bethel Church, Richland, WA and The Gideons International. Graham is survived by his wife Gail of 25 years and their children Alison 21, and Brian 19, all of Prosser, WA; his mother Gladyce Gilliland of Folsom, CA, brother Steven Gilliland of Orofino, ID, sister Jane Thomas and husband Irv of Folsom, CA, sister Susan Taki and husband Gary of Renton, WA; nieces and nephews, Jonathan & Daniel Gilliland and Judith Storey; Cori and Chris Thomas; and Waverly Taki; He is also survived by his mother-in-law Genevieve Miller, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Kimberly and John Burshek and nieces Christina, Stephanie, and Sarah Burshek, and many other family members. Graham was preceded in death by his father, Jerome Gilliland and his father-in-law, Bert R. Miller. If Graham were able to give us a word at this time, he would probably want to convey three messages: 1) Check your moles. Today! 2) make sure to use a physical cover-up from the sun between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 3) Listen and respond to Jesus Christ's call to you 'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.' (Matthew 11:28-30) Then Graham would look you in the eye and ask, 'Do you suppose there would happen to be anyone, say, right now who might feel the need for some rest in his/her soul? Give me one good reason why you wouldn't want to take Jesus up on that offer!' On behalf of Graham and his family we would like to thank the Wednesday night life group, family and friends, Lower Valley Hospice, and Dr. Lane and Dr. Sonnichsen. A life celebration service will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at 3:00 p.m. at the Prosser First Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held at Prosser Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and just prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to The Annie Tran Fund, The Lower Valley Hospice, or Gideons International. Laura Etta Gilliland, North Carolina to Virginia Published in The Virginian Pilot on 4/30/2009 VIRGINIA BEACH - Laura Etta Gilliland, 88, passed away April 28, 2009, in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Elizabeth City, N.C., Etta was a deputy clerk with the Norfolk U.S. District Court. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Gilliland Jr. Etta is survived by two nieces, Penny Commander Wile and Mary G. Commander of Norfolk; stepson, Joseph Gilliland III of Virginia Beach; great-nephew, Gordon Alan Wile and great-niece, Laura Elizabeth Morse. A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Judge Hal J. Bonney Jr. officiating. Friends may call at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel, today from 2 until 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Ocean Park Rescue Service, 3769 E. Stafford Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23455 or the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com Faye Caskaddon Pope, North Carolina Published in the Statesville Record & Landmark on 4/30/2009 She was born May 16, 1938, in Iredell County, to the late Espy Mitchell and Cordie Gilleland Caskaddon. Ms. Pope was a graduate of Celeste Henkel High School. She is survived by two sons, Jeffrey Pope and his former wife, Lisa, and Keith Pope and wife, Susan; two daughters, Kelly P. Elliott and Denita Pope; two sisters, Rowena C. Bolick (Bo) and Linda C. Stewart, all of Statesville; eight grandchildren, Candy Pope, Michelle Greene, Courtney Pope, Ashley Pope, Wesley Pope, Nikki Elliott, Christopher Chitwood and Allison Pope; three great-grandchildren; and her former husband, Billy D. Pope, of Stony Point. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Billy Pope; and a brother, Allen Caskaddon. The family will assemble at the residence. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2-3 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Fellowship Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. at Iredell Memorial Park with the Rev. Beau Mills officiating. Pallbearers will be Ashley Pope, Wesley Pope, Tony Elliott, Johnny Nicholson, Clifford Nicholson and Christopher Chitwood. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625. Condolences may be sent to the family at email@example.com Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family of Faye C. Pope. MAY 2009 Selva Jean Gilleland, Texas Published in Waco Tribune-Herald from 5/13 to 5/14/2009 Selva Jean Plemons Gilleland, 70, of Waco, passed away Monday, May 11, 2009, at a Waco care facility. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Connally Compton Funeral Directors Chapel with Chaplain Suzanne Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Selva was born Aug. 29, 1938, in Waco, to Alberta Reed Plemons and Howard Payne Plemons. She worked in the medical field in Waco for many years and retired from Dr.Thomas Jackson's office. She belonged to Waco Walter Baldwin Chapter #929 and Hillsboro Chapter #769. She was active in Eastern Star, where she served as Past Worthy Matron in both Hillsboro and Waco. Mrs. Gilleland was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. James Gilleland, in March of 2004; by her son, John Howard Holland, in 1983; and by both parents. Survivors include two sisters, Angie Lehman and her husband, Juston of Waco, and Linda Grote and her husband, Lamar of Perry; several nieces, nephews and cousins; wonderful extended family; and many special friends of the Order of the Eastern Star. Please visit Selva's website at www.mem.com where you can leave a message for the family and view her move. August 29, 1938 - May 14, 2009 Sign the Guest Book at www.wacotrib.com Ida Essie Sanford, Tennessee Published in the Decatur Daily on 5/15/2009 Funeral for Ida Essie Sanford, 85, of Hartselle will be Saturday, May 16, 2009, at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Partridge and the Rev. Roger White officiating. Burial will be in Johnson Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 9 at the funeral home. Mrs. Sanford, who died Thursday, May 14, 2009, at her residence, was born July 5, 1923, in Hartselle to Leonard Lent Gilliland and Dovie Carrie Ann White Gilliland. She was a janitor at Danville schools for 14 years. She loved gardening and spending time with family and friends. Her husband, James Howard Sanford, preceded her in death. Survivors include one son, James Sanford of Danville; two daughters, Dorthey Mae Casteel of Hartselle and Linda Williams of Falkville; two brothers, William Gilliland and Charlie Gilliland; four sisters, Bessie Nichols, Tressie Day, Lessie Asherbranner and Dessie Gilliland; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons. Gertrude E. (Gilliland) Saunders, New Jersey Published in the Home News Tribune on 5/17/2009 Mrs. Gertrude E. (Gilliland) Saunders, 96, of Monroe Twp. died on Friday May 15, 2009 at Cranbury Center in Monroe Twp. Mrs. Saunders was born in Spotswood and raised in Jamesburg. She has been a lifelong area resident ultimately moving from Jamesburg to Monroe Twp. 20 years ago. She was a clerk in the Accounting Department at Forsgate Country Club for 25 years before her retirement in 1982. She was pre-deceased by her husband, George Saunders in 1948. She is survived by her son, Donald R. Saunders and his wife Jean of Monroe Twp.; three grandchildren, Donna J. Powers and her husband Steven of Garland, TX, Lisa A. Reid and her husband Thomas of Helmetta, and Richard G. Saunders and his wife Marcia of Oneonta, NY; five great grandchildren, Julie, Kayla, and Kyle Powers, and Matthew and Katie Reid, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday May 18, at the M. David DeMarco Funeral Home 205 Rhode Hall Rd. Monroe Twp., NJ 08831, 732-521-0555. Interment will follow in Fernwood Cemetery, Jamesburg. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday, May 18, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Jamesburg. Elizabeth Snow, Massachusetts Published in The Salem News on 5/19/2009 SALEM — Mrs. Elizabeth (Dexter) Snow, 94, of Salem, beloved wife of the late George H. Snow, died Sunday morning, May 17, 2009 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers. Born in South Boston, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Ella (Gilliland) Dexter. She was raised and educated in South Boston. Mrs. Snow had been employed by the G.T.E. Sylvania Company at its Loring Avenue Facility, in Salem, for over 22 years, prior to the time of her retirement. She had been a long-time active communicant of St. James' Parish. She was a member of the St. James' Social Lights and the St. James' Knitting Club. A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, she will be deeply missed. Elizabeth is survived by her two sons, George Snow and his wife Claudia L. of Danvers and William Snow and his wife Christine of Amesbury; her grandchildren, Lorraine Nobil, Andrew Snow, Elizabeth Ambrose, Kathleen Gustafson; her five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements: Her funeral will be held from The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq. (at Salem Common) Salem, Thursday at 10:15 a.m. followed by her funeral Mass in St. James' Church, Salem at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Salem. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, inquire at 978-744-2350. On line guestbook at www.legacy.com Expressions of sympathy may be made in Elizabeth's memory to the Jimmy Fund, Attn Contribution Services, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-7226, or to the charity of one's choice. Jay E. Pringle, Pennsylvania Published in the Johnstown Tribune Democrat from 5/23/2009 - 5/25/2009 Jay E.Prinigle, 58, Johnstown, died May 21, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Aug. 5, 1950, in Johnstown, son of the late Jay R. Pringle and Elizabeth (Luprek). Survived by wife, the former Peggy Gilliland, Johnstown; sons, Matthew Pringle, Johnstown, and Donald, married to the former Amanda Wilt, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Also survived by brother, David Pringle, and wife, Patricia Dotherty, Westmont. Jay was a printer for L. Robert Kimball and Associates and a U.S. Army veteran. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Hindman Funeral Homes and Crematory Inc., 146 Chandler Ave., exclusive provider of Veteran's and Family Memorial Care, the Rev. Nancy Hoover, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross Blood Services, Greater Alleghenies Region, 250 Jari Drive, Johnstown, Pa. 15904. www.hindmanfuneralhomes.com Stella I. Gilliland, Kansas Published in the Topeka Capital-Journal on 5/26/2009 Stella I. Gilliland, 95, of Holton, KS, passed away Monday, May 25, 2009 at Holton Community Hospital. She was born August 30, 1913, the youngest daughter of Harry and Nell Coleman Tutt of Mayetta, KS. She graduated from Denison High School in 1931 and resided in Jackson County all her life. She was a member of Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton. Stella married Roy A. Gilliland, Jr. on August 22, 1934 in Birmingham, KS. They purchased a farm in Jackson County and lived there for over 50 years. He preceded her in death on November 22, 1991, after 57 years of marriage. She was a very devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and cherished her family and friends. She belonged to the Holton Hospital Auxiliary, Northeast Wednesday Club, and Qui Vive study club. She belonged to the Order of Eastern Star and served as past Worthy Matron and as District Aide and received a 50 year pin in 1994. She served on the rural Woodworth school board and was a 4-H leader for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. She is survived by 2 sons, Keith Gilliland and wife Connie and Kenneth Gilliland and wife Lydia, both of Holton, 3 grandchildren, Bradley Gilliland and Michelle of Lees Summit, MO, Joni White and Dennis of Holton, and Jeffery Gilliland of Leavenworth, KS, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great great-grandsons. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday May 27, 2009 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Family will greet friends 6:30 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Denison Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Holton Community Hospital c/o Mercer Funeral Home P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com Marcy Gilliland, Texas Published in the Dallas Morning News on 5/27/2009 Marcy Gilliland passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 25, 2009. She died peacefully following a courageous battle with an autoimmune disease. Born November 22, 1961 in Dallas, TX. 1980 graduate of Pine Tree High School in Longview, TX. 1984 graduate of Baylor University, Summa Cum Laude, member of Tri-Delta and honored as 1983 Baylor Homecoming Queen. Masters of Education from Oklahoma State University. Marcy always loved children and spent her early career as an elementary school teacher. Married Guy Gilliland June 29, 1985 and lived in Stillwater, OK; Peekskill, NY; Roswell, GA; Philadelphia, PA; and the Dallas area. Son Jared born in Peekskill 1991. Daughter Rachel born in Roswell in 1994. Both children attend Liberty Christian School in Argyle, TX. Guy, Jared and Rachel were the treasures of her heart; she cherished every moment with them from enjoying wonderful vacations to cuddling up on the couch. Laughter filled their home. The legacy of her Christ-like life is the stalwart faith of her children. Marcy had an abundance of wonderful friends, and she was a loyal friend. She considered others before herself through the last days of her life. She is survived by husband, Guy; children, Jared and Rachel; parents, Derrell and Polly Murphy of Longview, Texas; brother and his wife, Mike and Anne Murphy of Olive Branch, Mississippi; and many other wonderful family members and friends. A celebration of Marcy's life will be held at the First Baptist Church, 5300 Colleyville Blvd, Colleyville, Texas on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 2:00 PM. A private internment ceremony will occur at Roselawn Cemetery in Denton prior to the memorial service. BIll DeBerry Funeral Directors 2025 W. University Dr.,Denton, Texas 76201 940-383-4200 Celeste Modisett "Cissy", Texas Published in The Lufkin Daily News from 5/24 to 5/25/2009 Funeral services for Celeste 'Cissy' Modisett, 46, of Huntington will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Shawnee Church of Jesus Christ with Reverend Ron Fant, Sheriff Kent Henson and Dr. Carlton Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in the Manning Cemetery. Ms. Modisett was born March 22, 1963 in Lufkin, Texas to Sylvia (Havard) and Cary Modisett, and died Thursday, May 21, 2009 in a local hospital. Ms. Modisett had resided in Corpus Christi, Beaumont and Huntington throughout her life. She was a graduate of Sam Houston State University, where she received a degree in Criminal Justice. She worked in law enforcement for 25 years, had been a special agent for the Naval Criminal Investigation Services for five years, and was a member of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association. Ms. Modisett was an extremely talented musician, songwriter and singer. She served as Music Director of the Shawnee Church of Jesus Christ for many years. Survivors include her son, Elijah Gilliland of Zavalla; daughter, Nazareth 'Naz' Gilliland of Huntington; parents, Sylvia and Brother Cary Modisett of Huntington; brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Lisa Modisett of Huntington; grandmother, Gladys Wideman of Huntingon, special uncle and aunt, Wynn and Pam Havard of Huntington; uncle and aunt; Charles and Gloria Modisett of Colorado Springs, Colorado; aunt, Opal Modisett of Arlington; aunts and uncles, Kay and Wendell McFarland of Burleson and Moddy and Walt Jaderlund of Denton; nieces and husbands, Kara and Brandon Phillips of Central, Rayla and J.C. Navarro of Lufkin and Chesni and Brent Porter of Huntington; nieces, Hope and Haelee Modisett, both of Huntington; nephew, Zach Maberry of Redland; former mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dot and William Gilliland of Zavalla; sisters-in-law, Terri Maberry and Rhonda Smith, both of Lufkin; five great-nieces and great-nephews; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her children's father, Andy Gilliland; grandparents, Havard Havard and Charles and Bertie Modisett; special great-grandparents, Reverend Leon and Ruby Day; uncle, Jim Modisett; special cousin, Caleb Page; and cousin, David Havard. Pallbearers will be David Page, Jason Havard, Mike Pelton, Zach Maberry, Bobby Martin, Kevin Carter and Doug Holland. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Jansen Todd, Juan Herrera, employees of the Angelina County Sheriff's Department, the Shawnee Church family, Tony Cox, Judge Billy Ball and Judge Gerald Goodwin. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shawnee Church of Jesus Christ Music Department, P.O. Box 253, Huntington, Texas 75949. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the Shawnee Church of Jesus Christ. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Carroway-Claybar Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors. JUNE 2009 Clifford Dale Gilliland, South Dakota to Texas Published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on 6/10/2009 Clifford Dale Gilliland passed away June 8, 2009, at East Texas Medical Center in Tyler after a long illness. Clifford was born to the late Sybil Nado and Clifford P. Gilliland, Feb. 17, 1942, in Waubay, S.D. He married Billie Jo Toering Feb. 14, 1987. Much of his life was spent in Watertown, S.D., where he attended school and then joined the U.S. Army and served from 1959 to 1965. Mr. Gilliland moved to Tyler in 1981 and became a member of the VFW Post 7211. Clifford drove a race car at Watertown and surrounding area race tracks for several years. He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed his family and working in his woodshop. He is survived by his loving wife, Billie Jo Gilliland; daughters, Sheila and husband Terry Williams of Tyler, Dawn and husband Mark Knight of Lakeland, Fla.; son, Bob and wife Lori Gilliland of Sioux Falls, S.D.; stepsons. Dale Stark Jr. of Washington, Justin Julin of Spokane, Wash.; stepdaughters, Amanda Julin of Missoula, Mont., Shaila and husband Robyn Oglesby of Ingleside, Tina Castle of Tyler; brother, David and wife Jo Gilliland of Milbank, S.D.; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Elizabeth Ann Gilliland, Indiana Published in the Courier Press on 6/17/2009 Elizabeth Ann Gilliland, 38, of Evansville, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009, at her home. Liz was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley (Koressel) Gilliland in 2004 and her father, William Gilliland in 2008. Surviving are her sister, Vicki Kelton and her fiance, Mike Sullivan, both of Evansville; brother, Jason Gilliland of Evansville; and two nephews, Jonathon Kelton and Lee Michael Sullivan. Funeral services for Liz will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2009, at Pierre Funeral Home, Rev. Kenneth Herr officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 11 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. Friends and family may leave condolences online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com Donna Rae (Gilliland) Wood, Kansas to California Published in the San Diego Union-Tribune on 6/25/2009 Donna Rae Wood, born May 1, ?--?, in Agra, Kansas, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2009, in San Diego, CA. She always told people she was "as old as her little finger," so we will follow her wishes and leave it at that. When Donna was six years old, she moved to San Diego with her parents, Hugh and Berniece Gilliland, and her brothers, Richard and Stan. She eloped on January 20,1950, with the love of her life, Roy Wood, native of San Diego. She was proud to be an American and proud to be a Navy wife. She always kept the home front together while Roy was at sea. She built many friendships along the way in places such as Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Maryland. Donna and Roy took many fun vacations with her brothers and their wives, Della and Marilyn, including trips to Jamaica and parts of Mexico. After nearly 50 years of marriage, Roy passed away in April of 1999. Donna enjoyed being involved with her four children, their spouses, her seven grandchildren, and her great-grand-daughter. Daughters, Gerri Schuetz and Terri Wood; sons Rob and Ron; son-in-law, Ed Schuetz; daughters-in-law, Margaret and Jennifer Wood; grandchildren, Jodie (husband Mark Urquhart), Andrea Schuetz, Lindsay, Mary, Kelly, Stephanie and Justin Wood; and great-granddaughter, Claire Urquhart.) All of Donna's extended family and her friends were very important to her. Donna made sure she attended her children's and grandchildren's many activities always being careful to give equal attention to each. She was extremely proud of all their achievements. Donna was an avid Charger and Padre fan, enjoying many tailgates with family and friends. She was always the first to come to a party and the last to leave. She had a great interest in many crafts, participating in her quilting group, crafting with friends, and painting with pals. Keeping in shape was also very important to her. Aqua swim classes, walking, and working out with hand weights were some of the activities she enjoyed. She loved decorating her home and herself. She kept up with fashion and always looked wonderful! A strong, courageous, and charming woman, Donna meant so much to all who knew her. We all loved her very much! She was truly an inspiration. Services will be held July 1st, at 3 p.m. at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. For those interested, memorial donations can be made to UCSD Moore's Cancer Center or San Diego Hospice. Forms online at www.cancer.ucsd.edu or www.sandiegohospice.com Andrew Keithline Jr., Kansas to Calif. Published in the San Bernardino Sun on 6/21/2009 Andrew Keithline, Jr. passed June 14, 2009, in Redlands, CA. Born June 17, 1924, in Wichita, KS, Andy graduated Wellington High, Class of 1942, married Helen Gilliland on Dec. 20, 1944, served in the US Navy during WW II on the USS Brooklyn, and in the Korean Conflict on the USS Bausell. He moved to Colton, CA, in 1952 and worked in electric sales until 2001. Surviving him are siblings, Frances Palmer, Amarillo, TX, Patricia Simpson, Lancaster, PA, Emmalou Arensberg, Atchison, KS, Herschel Keithline, Kansas City, KS, and Rosie Smith, Wellington, KS; numerous nieces and nephews; and many dear friends. Preceding him in death is his wife, Helen, his parents, Andrew and Ruth, and his brother, James. Arrangements are being made by Aaron's, in San Bernardino. Private Services will be at Riverside National Cemetery at a date and time to be determined later. James "Preston" Anders, Alabama Published in the Tuscaloosa News on 6/17/2009 James "Preston" Anders, age 85, of Northport, died June 16, 2009, at home. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church with Rev. Glenn Kennedy and Rev. Billy Carl Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Bessemer with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel "Wood" Anders and Ruby White Anders, his brother, John Ray Anders, and his wife, Mavis R. Anders. Survivors include his wife, Odessia Gilliland Anders; his daughter, Lisa Whitcomb (Danny); his son, Mike Anders (Kathy); his sister, Sarah Bell Anders Jones; and his brother, Sammie Anders. Pallbearers will be nephews and cousins. Honorary pallbearers are members of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, employees of Alabama Power Co., members of J. Collier Foster Lodge, employees of City of Tuscaloosa Police Dept. and Tuscaloosa County Courthouse, friends and neighbors of Brownville and Moores Bridge communities, Dr. Berry, Dr. Holley, Dr. McDermott and staff, staff of CIU and ACCU of DCH Regional Medical Center, and Amedisys Hospice. Nancy Jane Gilliland Cason, Texas Published in Star-Telegram on 6/17/2009 Nancy Jane Cason, 68, a loving wife, mother and "meme," passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2009. Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at White's Funeral Home, 401 N. Main St., Springtown. Interment: Springtown Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at White's Funeral Home. Nancy was born June 9, 1941, in Weatherford. She was a longtime resident of Everman and was an avid antique collector. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, Reed and Marchie Gilliland, and a brother, Jerry. Survivors: Husband, Michael Cason of Everman; daughter, Sheila Rowe and husband, Randal, of Burleson; son, Terry Cason of Burleson; grandchildren, Melissa and husband, Kinsey, Kasi, Timothy and Michael; a new much-loved great-grandchild on the way; a host of other relatives and acquaintances; and loving pets, Maggie, Molly and Mandy. Mrs. Lois Amy Gilliland, Alabama Published in The Daily Home on 6/20/2009 ROCKFORD - Lois Amy Gilliland, 97, of Rockford died Friday, June 19, 2009 at Hatley Health Care, Clanton. She was born on Friday, July 14, 1911 in Coosa Co., AL, Daughter of the late B.C. Guy and the late Mary Steel Guy. She was a Homemaker. Surviving are her five sons, Roy "Buddy" Gilliland, Donald (Marie) Gilliland, Joe (Sue) Gilliland, Robert (Gail) Gilliland, Jimmy (Mildred) Gilliland; daughter, Virginia G. Hughes; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren; brother, Cornelis "Bill" (Frances) Guy; sister, Mary Ward. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bertie and Lizzie Guy; husband, J.E. Gilliland; daughter, Elizabeth Gilliland McGrady; brother, Raymond Guy; sister, Katherine Guy Bonnett. Friends will be received from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, June 20, at Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Clanton. Services will be held Sunday, June 21, at 2 p.m. at Sardis Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Hardy and the Rev. Cassidy officiating. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery, Coosa Co. Martin Funeral Home directing. www.martinfuneralhomeinc.com Ralph E. Gilliland, Alabama Announcement by Carr Funeral Home Guntersville, AL Ralph E. Gilliland - Age 78 - of Guntersville, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2009 at Shepherd's Cove Hospice in Albertville. Services for Mr. Gilliland will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 at Carr Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lennie Jo Carroll officiating and Carr Funeral Home Directing. Music will be provided by Ray and Karen Gazaway. Interment will be at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery on Monday, June 22, 2009 at 4 pm. Visitation for Mr. Gilliland will be held on Monday, June 22, 2009 from 12 until 2 pm at Carr Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be: Members of the Military. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Jim Gilliland, Alan Ledbetter, Wayne Gazaway, Skipper Gazaway, Stevie Gilliland, and Warren Gazaway. Ralph E. Gilliland was born in the state of Alabama, April 21, 1931; the Son of Robert Hershell Gilliland and Beulah Grace Willis Gilliland. He retired from the U. S. Army and became a Merchant in Guntersville owning Gilliland's Carpets and Floor Covering. Ralph is survived by his Wife: Shirley Gilliland of Guntersville; 2 Daughters: Rebecca Ann Tait and her Husband: Col. William Jerry Tait, Jr. of Harker Heights, Texas and Terry Lynn Gilliland of Northport, Al; 2 Grandchildren: Mary Beth Webster and Carol Ann Tait; and 1 Sister: Marjorie Ileah Gilliland of Sardis. 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 Iris Shotwell Gilliland, North Carolina Published in the News Record, Greensboro, on 6/23/2009 PLEASANT GARDEN — Mrs. Iris Shotwell Gilliland, 83, passed away on Monday, June 22, 2009, at Moses Cone Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, at Forbis & Dick, Pleasant Garden Chapel. Interment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park with Rev. Mike Barrett officiating. Mrs. Gilliland was born on September 27, 1925, in Guilford County. Mrs. Gilliland worked at Cameo Hosiery until they closed the plant, and she retired from AMP, Inc. She was a member of Pleasant Garden Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents, Edward and Lola Shotwell, and her husband of 52 years, William Carl Gilliland. Survivors include daughter, Vickie Gilliland McCall of Greensboro; grandson, Jamie McCall and wife, Kristen, of Pleasant Garden; a great-grandchild who is due in January; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, June 23, at Forbis & Dick, Pleasant Garden, and at other times at the home of Mrs. Gilliland. The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Tilley and staff for all their years of care. Special thanks also go to the staff on 3700, and to the staff on the Hospice Palliative floor. Memorials may be made to Pleasant Garden Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 1415 Neelley Road, Pleasant Garden, NC 27313. Offer online condolences at www.forbisanddick.com Maurice C. Campbell, Pennsylvania Published in The Meadville (PA) Tribune from 6/23/2009 - 6/25/2009 LINESVILLE — Maurice C. Campbell, 94, of Linesville, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Born June 10, 1915, in Conneaut Township, he was a son of Fenn C. and Manie Gilliland Campbell. He married Margaret V. Lamb on June 3, 1939, in Beaver Township; she preceded him in death on Dec. 2, 2005. Maurice was a member of Linesville United Methodist Church. He was 1933 graduate of Linesville High School. For more than 40 years, he worked at Talon Inc. in Meadville and retired in 1980. Also, he engaged in defense work during World War II and spent his life farming. He was a member of the Linesville Historical Society and a former member of the Center Road Grange. In his spare time, he enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and local sports. Survivors include two sons, Charles E. Campbell and his wife, Elizabeth, of Russell, Ohio, and Robert C. Campbell and his wife, Karen, of Columbiana, Ohio, and their three sons, Nathan Campbell and his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Ethan and Jillian-Ava of Seville, Ohio, Matthew Campbell and his wife, Joni, of Columbiana, and Robert Campbell and his wife, Colleen, and their daughter, Katherin, of Columbiana; a sister, Mildred Mitchell of Linesville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret V. Campbell; his parents; a brother, Wilbur C. Campbell; and two sisters, Edith Rudler and Marion Roth. Calling hours will be Thursday from noon until 2 p.m. at Royal-Coleman Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville. The funeral will follow the calling hours on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joy Blackburn of Linesville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Linesville Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made to the Linesville Historical Society, PO Box 785, Linesville, Pa., the Linesville Cemetery Association, PO Box 215, Linesville, Pa., the Linesville United Methodist Church, PO Box 86, Linesville, Pa. 16424, or to Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org Mary Estelle 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.
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