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									                     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

Raymond H. Gillilan, Vermont
Published in The Burlington Free Press on 12/24/2008
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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 . 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
   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
   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
   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).


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
   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
    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
   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

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
   You are invited to share your memories of Mom by signing the online guest
book at 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 Arrangements are entrusted to

Jesse J. Gilliland, Ohio
   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

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
   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

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
   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. (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
   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

Myron Edward Gilliland, Georgia
Published in the 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
    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;
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.

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.


Gettie B. Gilleland, Montana
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;

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
    Condolences may be sent to 955 W. Blue Springs Ave., Orange City, FL 32763.
To express condolences and/or make donations Visit

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
   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
   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
   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

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;

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

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,

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
   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
   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

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

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

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
   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.

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

Bertha L. Hodge, North Carolina to Georgia
Published in the 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
   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

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

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
    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
   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, 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

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
   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

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
   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.
   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.
   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

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 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 where you can leave a
message for the family and view her move. August 29, 1938 - May 14, 2009 Sign
the Guest Book at

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
   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
    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 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,
   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.
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

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,
   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

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 or

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

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

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

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

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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