October 8, 2013

Mary Louise Gilliam, 65, of Hamlet, N.C., died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013.

She was born April 17, 1948 in Marlboro County, S.C. She was a daughter of the late Belton and Olivia Polston Chavis. Mrs. Gilliam worked with Bell South until her retirement. She was a faithful servant of God and attended church regularly.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Glenwood Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. David Lee officiating. Committal services will be held privately at Chavis Cemetery in Wallace, S.C.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Gilliam.

Surviving are her daughter, Michelle D. Willis and her husband, Bryan of Hamlet; two grandsons, Winston Coleman and Bryant Willis; three brothers, Leroy Barrington of Ellerbe, N.C., Edward Barrington of Hamlet and Ervin Chavis of Rockingham, N.C.; and one sister, Beatrice Locklear of Gibson, N.C.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Watson-King Funeral Home in Hamlet.

Online condolences may be made at Watson-King Funeral Home of Hamlet is serving the family.

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