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Blanche Allen Gilliam

June 9, 1920 — February 24, 2012

Our Granny Blanche Allen Gilliam, 91 of Pamplin passed away peacefully Friday, February 24, 2012. She was born June 9, 1920 to the late David Coleman and Lucille Adams Allen. She graduated from Madisonville High School and was married for 48 years to a WWII veteran, L. Walker Gilliam, whom preceded her in death. She was a member of Cullen Baptist and Bethpeor Baptist Church. She was retired from Leggett’s of Farmville as a sales clerk and worked at Hampden Sydney College in the Tiger Inn. Blanche loved working with her flowers and she was an exceptional cook. She is survived by her son, Llew W. Gilliam, Jr. of Pamplin, daughter, Page G. Hardy and husband, John of Farmville, her brothers, Clyde J. Allen and wife, Katherine of Forest, VA and Garnett Allen and wife, Mary Jane of Charlotte Court House, VA, grandchildren, Karen Atkins and husband, Brian, Sarah Dowdy and husband, Brad, L.W. Gilliam, III and wife, Renee, Jason Lehman and wife, Denita, James Lehman, Jeremy Lehman and wife, Jessica, Joseph Lehman and wife, Karen and Jessica Aliff and husband, Nolan; her great grandchildren, Blake and Mary Page Tharpe, Drew and Tori Dowdy, Thomas Atkins, future great grandson, Landon Gilliam, Lauren, Brianna, Ryan, Madison, Zoe, Cheyene and Jackson Lehman, Chelsea, Alexis, Trinity Aliff, and Caleb Wade and special friends and caretakers, Allen and Michelle Yoder, Rebecca and Dora and all the other Staff. A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 27, 2012 11:00am at Bethpeor Baptist Church with interment in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Sunday, February 26, 2012 6:00-8:00pm at Puckett Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethpeor Baptist Church, Bethpeor Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, American Diabetes Association or to the Darlington Heights Volunteer Fire Department.

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