Harriet Bagwell Gilleland, 74, of Dawsonville, died Dec. 2, 2017.
Born Dec. 12, 1942 in Duluth to the late James “Dilmus” Bagwell and Jacquelyn Summerour, Harriet had been a resident of Dawsonville for most of her life.
For a number of years she worked alongside her husband to establish and operate Gilleland and Son, Inc. Grading Contractors in Dawsonville. Serving as a CASA volunteer and hospital auxiliary volunteer, her main joy in life was helping others.
Her husband, Herbert “Junior” Gilleland; son, James Day; grandson, Eric Conner; and sister, Maxine Garner, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Samantha and Ted Graves of Dawsonville, Wendy and Johnny Holtzclaw of Dawsonville; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law, Helen Jones of Duluth, Beth and Larry Bunten of Buford; various other relatives also survive.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 in the Bearden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Frix officiating. Interment followed at 2:30 p.m. in Duluth City Cemetery.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Dec. 5.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.