Mabel Ruth Sturgill Gilliam, 81 of Eolia died March 31, at Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.
A daughter of the late Melton U. and Della Mae Caudill Craiger, she was the widow of August D. Sturgill, and later married Hurbert Gilliam, who also preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Franks Street Free Will Baptist Church
Surviving are two sons, Vernon Sturgill and wife Wilma, and Van Sturgill and wife Christy, all of Georgia; three stepdaughters, Denise Clark, Robin Kelly and Becky Dingus; two stepsons, Randy Gilliam and Rick Gilliam; a brother, Carl J. Craiger, of Ohio; a sister, Trula Swinney, of Virginia; three grandchildren, and 15 step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild and a step-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held April 3 at Franks Street Free Will Baptist Church at Eolia. Burial was in Green Acres Cemetery at Ermine.