SNELLVILLE, GA -- Memorial services were held Thursday, September 11 at the Tom M. Wages Funeral Service for Mr. Gilleland, 69, of Lebanon. A retired farmer and sales representative, "Jim" died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at the University Medical Center
He was a member of the Smyrna First Baptist Church and the Grand Lodge of Georgia F & A M – Snellville. Interment followed in the Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Snellville, GA.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Carolyn Burt Gilleland; children Philip (Catherine) Gilleland of Loganville, GA; Brian Lee Gilleland of Nashville; Douglas Eric (Catherine) Gilleland of Social Circle, GA; Clint Russell (Kim) Gilleland of Smyrna and Kimberly Nicole (Curt) Hartley of Murfreesboro; mother Gladys Wilson Gilleland of Snellville, GA; grandchildren Ashley Marie, Lucas James, Rachel, Sam, Ian, Cole, Brooke and Wyatt Gilleland; Addison Hartley; and brothers Larry Edward (Anne) Gilleland, Rev. David (Carol) Gilleland and Donald Eugene (Pam) Gilleland -- all of Snellville, GA.
Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.