OBITUARY

Paula Gilliam

August 24, 1963June 13, 2016
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Paula Canterbury Gilliam, 52, of Fayetteville went home to be with the Lord on June 13, 2016. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” Paula was born at home on August 24, 1963 to Shirley and Ralph Canterbury, the seventh of nine children. Paula was married to the love of her life on November 11, 1983, Luke Gilliam. They shared many wonderful years together spending time at their cabin at Hawks Nest, going to the beach, going to church activities, enjoying family cookouts. Paula graduated from Fayetteville High School and spent the next twenty years working in Retail Management. In later years, Paula provided Home Health Care. Paula was someone who always took care of those who could not take care of themselves; whether it be a chicken, a ground hog, a cat, a dog, her nephew, her sister-in-law. She had compassion for all God’s creatures. Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Shirley and Ralph; and two brothers: Timmy and Scotty. Survivors include her husband, Luke; her Dad, Robert Hanshew, sisters: Anita Bess Smart (Bill) of Cary, NC, Karen Bainer (Steve), Becky Wood (Bruce), Fonda Shockey (Raymond), all of Fayetteville; Jeff Canterbury (Sandy) of Fayetteville, Vicki Widman of Grand Prix, TX and Jake Canterbury of Largo, FL; Mother-in-law: Barbara Gilliam of Beckwith; and best friend, Sharon Fink of Victor. “Paula, you will always be in my heart” Love, Luke Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Friday, June 17, 2016 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Pastor Mack Canterbury and Ron Eagle officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville. The family will receive friends from 1 PM – 2 PM Friday at the funeral home. For those wishing to express your condolences to the Gilliam family, you may do so by visiting our website at www.doddpaynehessfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 17, 2016

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 17, 2016

  • Burial

    Friday, June 17, 2016

Memories

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Bonnie Sparks-Sansbury

June 19, 2016

Luke and family, Please accept my deepest condolences. No words can erase the sadness you feel, but it may help to know there are others who understand and care. I loved Paula and will treasure my fond memories of her. She was the sweetest, kindest, most out going friend, one could ever ask for. I will never forget her or her beautiful smile. I hope your fond memories will bring you much comfort. Sincerely,

Trina Neal-McClung

June 17, 2016

Luke, words are unable to express just how sorry I am for you and your entire family for your loss. I've always been so very fond of you and of Paula. She was such a sweet lady with a very kind heart. She will be missed by many. May God cover you and your family in the peace that only he can bring. You're in my thoughts and in my prayers daily. Love to you all.

Terry & Sherri Groves

June 17, 2016

So sorry for your loss. She was a sweet, sweet person. Praying for your peace and strength in this time of grief.

Michael Buzminsky

June 17, 2016

Luke Vickie and i are Praying for you. We are at a loss of words due to the loss of your wife Paula.May the Holy Spirit comfort you and your family through this most difficult time. We are here for you if you ever need a friend to talk to. God Bless . Michael and Vickie Buzminsky.

Lisa Smith

June 16, 2016

So sorry for ur loss.Paula was a beautiful person inside and out.Prayers for the Canterburys/Gilliam families.

Jennifer Atha

June 16, 2016

Luke, and family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of dear, sweet Paula. May God wrap you all in His loving arms. I will keep you all in prayer during this very difficult time.

Charlotte Daugherty

June 16, 2016

Luke we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Betty Holt

June 16, 2016

I was so sad to hear of Paula's passing. Paula and I worked together when I was a teenager. She was so fun to be around. We laughed a lot. She really treated me good. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Pam Price

June 16, 2016

So sad to hear this, whenever I would see Paula she had a smile on her face. May your memories help you through this sad time.

June 16, 2016

Luke and family " I'm so sorry for your loss, prayers and thought are with you all .Paula will be missed."
Debbie Cody Calvert (Fayetteville,WV)

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