Mrs. Gilliam, age 97, of Manchester, passed away peacefully at her home on March 12, 2015.
Ms. Gilliam was preceded in death by her parents, Charles V. and Sallie C. O’Neal; her husband, Fred H. Gilliam; and her brother, Charles E. O’Neal.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Gilliam of Manchester; a nephew, Charles W. O’Neal of Murfreesboro; a great niece, Jody (Michael) Wrather of Murfreesboro and their children, Harrison, Sumner, and Katherine “Katie”; a great nephew, Justin (Sara) O’Neal of San Antonio, TX and their children, Morgan and Parker; and a host of friends of every age.
She was the oldest member of First United Methodist Church in Manchester and the most long-standing member of that church. She was a charter member of the Green Thumb Garden Club, long-time treasurer of the Coffee County Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of the Literary Forum. The Manchester Rotary Club presented her with the Paul Harris Fellowship medal.
Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 105 N. Church Street, Manchester, TN 37355, or the charity of your choice.
Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.