Clevis Elburn Gillihan, 80
Clevis Elburn Gillihan, son of the late Clem Gillihan and Audie Richardson Gillihan, was born August 19, 1933 in Jumbo, Arkansas. He departed this life April 18, 2014 in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 30 days. He was united in marriage to Mary Jeffery on September 9, 1999 . He spent his life as a son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, provider and friend. During his working years he was employed as a long distance truck driver. He served in the United States Army attaining the rank of Specialist Third Class. He was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years: Mary Gillihan of the home; two sons and one daughter-in-law: Kerry Gillihan of Rayne, Louisiana and Chris and Becky Gillihan of Union, Missouri; four daughters and three sons-in-law: Robin Salters of Arnold, Missouri, Laura and Mark Zemann of Imperial, Missouri, Connie and Rocky Campbell of Melbourne and Linda and Curtis Childress of Cushman; one brother: Curtis "Celdon" Gillihan of Calico Rock; two sisters: Lovella Landsrud of Wolf Point, Montana and Reta Goodman of Melbourne; 21 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sons: Scott Gillihan, Michael Sherrell, Scottie Sherrell; one sister: Dortha Gillihan Coles;one brother: Huell Gillihan; two grandchildren: Cory Masson and Vanessa Gillihan.
Funeral service will be Tuesday, April 22 at 3:00 p.m. at Howard Memorial Funeral Chapel in Melbourne with Delman Parnell officiating. Burial will be at Combs Cemetery under the direction of Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne. Visitation will be Tuesday April 22 from 1-3 p.m. at Eddie's Family Funeral Home in Melbourne.
Pallbearers: Russell Sherrell, Randy Sherrell, Eric Faulkner, Waylan Cooper, Lyndell Cooper and Zack Gillihan.
Honorary Pallbearers: Ron Parnell, Jeremy Vanda and Nicholas Gillihan
Published in Baxter Bulletin on Apr. 22, 2014