- [S142] Newspaper Article, The Oak Ridger, 1 Jan 2002.
Della Mae Gilliam, 90, of Spring City, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Spring City Care Center.
Born in Roane County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Victoria Garner.
Mrs. Gilliam was a homemaker and a member of Spring City Foursquare Church.
She was the widow of Arthur J. Gilliam Sr.
Locally, Mrs. Gilliam is survived by her son, Joseph W. Gilliam and his wife, Helen; 28 grandchildren, including local residents Della "Deckie" Conley, James "Jim" Gilliam, Sue Ogle and Joe Gilliam, and Barney Gilliam of Abilene, Texas, formerly of Oak Ridge; 49 great-grandchildren, including locally Rachel Conley, Lisa Gilliam, Stacy Adkins, Tammy Adkins, Shana Adkins, Theo Ogle, Chrissy Ogle and Kelly Herbert; and eight great-great-grandchildren, including Kasey Herbert and Courtney Herbert.
In addition to her parents and her husband, another son, John Douglas Gilliam, preceded her in death.
The funeral was held in Spring City on Thursday, Jan. 3.