Sidney Eugene Gilliam, 82, of Newberry died Sunday, August 9, 2015 at his residence.

Born on July 23, 1933, in Pomaria, he was a son of the late James Newton and Annie Bell Bishop Gilliam. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and retired from Morehead Oil Company. He was an active member of Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School , was Secretary/Treasurer for the Men's Club, and was a Lay Speaker. He was a former President of the Sertoma Club and was active with the R.S.V.P.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Carpenter Gilliam; 4 stepchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; and 12 step-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, James O. Gilliam, Clyde Gilliam, Carroll Gilliam, Duane Gilliam, Ray Gilliam, and Virgil Gilliam; and a sister, Helen Kibler.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church by the Rev. Jimmy Counts and the Rev. James Gilliam. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends one hour before the service in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be made to Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, 1105 First Street, Newberry, SC 29108, The Newberry County Council on Aging, 1300 Hunt Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or to Palmetto Health Hospice, PO Box 352, Newberry, SC 29108

Active pallbearers will be Travis Gilliam, Larry Gilliam, Ernest Gilliam, Kevin Gilliam, Forest Kibler, David Kibler, and Marion Livingston.

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#9 Susie Nichols Berry 2015-08-15 16:45
So many memories of Mr. Gene!!! My sympathy and prayers to all!!!
#8 Susan & Brett Wicker 2015-08-11 13:55
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest sympathy.
Brett & Susan Wicker
#7 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-08-10 22:02
Please accept our deepest sympathy on you loss. May God be with you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#6 Denise Berry 2015-08-10 17:13
Mrs. Helen and family,
Mr. Gene will surely be missed. We will have a void on Orchard Street. I will always remember all the talks we had as he walked Amy. He is one of the sweetest men I have ever met. It was a pleasure getting to know him. If there is anything we can do in the following days please let us know. Rely on your strength and let God take control. Denise Gibson-Berry , Russell and the kids
#5 Lorraine Bradley 2015-08-10 16:44
Helen, you and your family are in my Prayers. Gene was a sweetheart and I know much-loved. Please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the Humane Society members for any help needed. Much Love, Lorraine
#4 Tommy Davis 2015-08-10 15:48
Mrs Helen and family. so sorry to learn of Mr Gilliam's passing he was a very nice person didn't know him very long but thought so much of him.we have been neighbors for a few yeas now he was such a pleasant person to talk with.
he and Mrs Helen were such good neighbors very fine people. surely will miss him. we pray Gods blessings on you and your family may God give you peace and comfort in the days to come. Tommy and Tony Davis
#3 John & Susie Epting 2015-08-10 13:48
So sorry to learn of your loss. We thought a lot of Mr. Gene.
#2 Sandra Rhodes 2015-08-10 10:07
To the Family and Friends, so sorry for your loss. the Bible offers the best comfort at this time at "John 5:28,29 " & " Job 14: ,14,15" .
#1 John Rucker 2015-08-09 17:40
May God's peace, grace, and love be with you now and in the days to come. Harriett and John Rucker

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