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Nila Jean Hurlocker Gilliam, 72, of Beckley, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017.
She was of the Christian Faith.
Born February 3, 1945 in Concord, NC, she was the daughter of the late Flold L. Hurlocker and Roxie L. Ward Meadows.
Mrs. Gilliam was a homemaker and was a former employee of Pete and Bob's Drive In, Phil's Drive In and later became the neighborhood babysitter. She loved and cared for many children. Nila enjoyed many hobbies including sewing, needle point, crochet, video games and was a vivid reader.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, John Hurlocker.
hose left behind to carry on her legacy include her loving husband of 46 years, Thomas Gilliam; son, Ricky (Richie) Hurlocker and wife Libby of Huntersville, NC; daughter, Vicky Gravely and husband Bobby of Beckley; three granddaughters, Stephanie (Stevie) Gravely and husband Harley and Lindsey Gravely all of Beckley, Harley Bradley of Huntersville, NC; one great grandson, Ty Chapman of Beckley; brothers, Ralph (Rick) Meadows and wife Tammy, Daniel Meadows all of Kannapolis, NC, Basil Meadows and wife Gidget of Concord, NC; sisters, Patricia Bell and husband Donald of Mt. Airy, NC, Della Hughes and husband Lonnie of Beckley and Shelia Mayhew and husband Tim of Sabine, WV and a host of nieces and nephews
Friends may gather with the family from 12 - 2pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
Services will be held at 2pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Manning officiating. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements by Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.
Published on July 11, 2017
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