Obituary: Neta Ellen Jolly

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mrs. Neta Ellen Jolly, 51, of Lewisburg, died Sept. 24, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Jolly was a native of Glenn Ellen, Illinois. She was a homemaker and attended Union Grove Presbyterian Church in Columbia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Gilliam Sr. and Loretta Miley Gilliam, and brother, Leonard Gilliam.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Gregory Jolly; daughter Dana Jolly; and son, James Jolly, all of Lewisburg. She is also survived by her sister, Tina Tomaszewski of Otisville, Mich., brothers Larry (Carolyn) Gilliam of Newport Richie, Fla., George (Lynn) Gilliam Jr. of Flint, Mich., Donald (Cynthia) Gilliam of Houston, Texas, David Gilliam of Columbia, and Tim Gilliam of Lewisburg; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Private graveside services were conducted Monday, Sept. 28, at their family farm with Tom Sumners officiating.

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Bills-McGaugh Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.