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Woodward County Obituary
North Persimmon Cemetery

© Enid Morning News
May 2006
Reprinted with permission
Submitted by: Glenn Shroads

Louis Millard Gilliland

16 JUN 1915 - 22 May 2006

The funeral for Louis Millard Gilliland, 90, of Woodward, will be 2 PM Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, Woodward. The Rev. Gary Holdeman will officiate. Burial will be in North Persimmon Cemetery, Sharon. Arrangements are by Johnson's Good Samaritan Funeral Service, Woodward.

He was born June 16, 1915, in Ralston to Robert Hamilton Sr. and Nellie Edith Countryman Gilliland and died Monday, May 22, 2006, at Crystal Wood Village, Woodward.

He grew up and attended school in Tonkawa. During World War II, he served in the Marines for five years. He was discharged in 1945. While he was in the Marines he attained the rank of platoon sergeant.

He married Jaunita Coeta Smith Berry June 4, 1974, in Perryton, Texas. They made their first home in Woodward and lived in Gage from 1981 to 1991 before returning to Woodward. He was a maintenance worker in Boiling Springs and a custodial worker at Woodward and Gage public schools. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Woodward.

Surviving are his wife, Jaunita; two sons, Joe and Richard Gilliland; one brother, Bob Gilliland; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a step son, one sister and two brothers.

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