Mr. Robert T. Gilliland, age 68, of Rougemont, died, Friday, March 26, 2010, at Rose Minor Health Care Center in Durham. A native of Person County, he was the son of the late Walter Tune Gilliland and Pearl Jones Gilliland. Mr. Gilliland was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a former employee of Revlon. He attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 28, 2010 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 3:00 P.M. by the Rev. Keith Williams. The family will receive friends from 1:45 until 2:45 P.M. prior to the service on Sunday. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Barbara O’Brian Gilliland; one son, Christopher Robert Gilliland of Raleigh; one brother, Huel Gilliland of Roxboro; two sisters, Kathy Pulliman and Deborah Vining, both of Roxboro and one sister-in-law, Ann E. Choplin of Rougemont and one brother-in-law, Richard E. O’Brian of Raleigh. Mr. Gilliland was preceded in death by Steve D. Gilliland; father and mother-in-law Malcolm F. and Margaret B. O’Brian.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 1171 Hwy. 158 West, Oxford, NC 27565 or Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern N.C. Chapter, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, NC 27605.
For online condolences, go to www.gnvfh.com and select obituaries. Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of assisting the Gilliland family.