James Richard “Jim” Gilleland, age 69, of Lebanon, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2008, at the University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife of thirty-six years, Carolyn Burt Gilleland; and their children; Clint Russell (Kim) Gilleland of Smyrna, TN; and Kimberly Nicole (Curt) Hartley of Murfreesboro, TN; and three sons, Philip (Catherine) Gilleland of Loganville, GA; Brian Lee Gilleland of Nashville, TN; Douglas Eric (Catherine) Gilleland of Social Circle, GA; and their mother, Myrna Hewatt Huntley of Greene, NY; mother, Gladys Wilson Gilleland of Snellville, GA; nine grandchildren, Ashlee, Lucas, Rachel, Sam, Ian, Cole, Brooke and Wyatt Gilleland; Addison Hartley; and three brothers, Larry Edwin (Anne) Gilleland; Rev. David (Carol) Gilleland; and Donald Eugene (Pam) Gilleland all of Snellville, GA. Born June 17, 1939, in Gwinnett County, Georgia, he was the son of Mrs. Gladys Margaret Wilson Gilleland and the late James Elmer Gilleland. On May 18, 1972, he married the former Carolyn Burt. He was a member of the Smyrna First Baptist Church and the Grand Lodge of Georgia F. & A. M. – Snellville. He was a retired sales representative and was a farmer. Memorial services for Mr. James Richard “Jim” Gilleland are scheduled for 12noon Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Tom M. Wages Funeral Service in Snellville, Georgia, with Rev. David Gilleland officiating. Interment will follow in the Eternal Hills Memory Gardens in Snellville, GA. Visitation will be at the Wages Snellville Chapel from 11 until service time. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770/979-3200