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Lloyd James Gilreath
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Lloyd James Gilreath, 79, of Somerville, Tenn.

Mr. Gilreath was born March 21, 1936 in Dawsonville.

His parents, Guy and Lelia Trammell Gilreath, preceded him in death.

He received his education in the Dawson County School System.

He moved to Cumberland County, Tenn. and was employed as a supervisor for the Franklin Limestone Company in Crab Orchard, Tenn., before his retirement.

He moved to Fayette County was a member of the Victory Life Assembly of God in Somerville.

Mr. Gilreath enjoyed outdoor activities that included fishing and gardening.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Jean Powell Gilreath of Somerville; two daughters, Dena and Clay Duncan of Dawsonville, Michelle Gilreath of Crossville, Tenn.; three sons, Chris Gilreath of Somerville, Tenn., Greg and Nancy Gilreath of Dawsonville, Lloyd and Jennifer Gilreath of Bethlehem; sister, Marcelle Ledbetter of Dawsonville; three brothers, Donald Gilreath of Dawsonville, David Gilreath of Jasper, Morris and Peggy Gilreath of Gainesville; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; various other relatives also survive.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 30 at the Bearden Funeral Home in Dawsonville. Interment followed in the Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery in Dawsonville.

The family requested that memorials be directed to the Victory Life Assembly of God, 11650 U.S. Hwy. 64, Somerville, TN 38068.

Bearden Funeral Home of Dawsonville was in charge of the arrangements.