Mattie Gilliland, 92, daughter of Oscar and Inez Hicks, born Sept. 3, 1924, in Geneva, Ala., went to be with her Lord and Savior Oct. 13, 2016. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 70 years, Don Gilliland Sr.; two sisters and many friends. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of her son, Don Gilliland Jr.; grandson, Brian Gilliland and wife, Kanae; granddaughter, Amanda Gilliland and fiance, Paul Johnson; and great-granddaughters, Madison and Camren. She touched many lives of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends and family. She was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church. Arrangements to be made through her family. Cremation Center of Chattanooga. 423-362-5999. This obituary was originally published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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