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Harriet Bagwell Gilleland

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.