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Essie GILLIHAN

Jones (at Boswell) Cemetery
Izard County,
Arkansas

22 Jan 1932 - 15 Sept 2016 cenotaph

Marriage: 24 Dec 1952 Izard County, Arkansas*

Essie Lea (Jones) Gillihan wife of Orvil Gillihan. Essie Lea (Jones) Gillihan daughter of Dewey Jones and Harriet (Collins) Jones.

**obituary
Essie Lea Jones Gillihan of Calico Rock

Essie Lea Gillihan, daughter of the late Dewey Jones and Harriet Collins Jones, was born January 22, 1932 in Boswell, Arkansas. She departed this life September 15, 2016 in Calico Rock, Arkansas at the age of 84 years, 8 months, and 15 days. She was raised by Vergie and Jessie Vines after the death of her parents.

She was united in marriage to Orvil Gillihan December 24, 1952.

She spent her life as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and friend. During her working years she was employed as a home health CNA.

She is survived by two daugthers: Pamela and Wallace Prater of Sterling, Illinois, and Karen and Kerry Lester of Calico Rock, Arkansas; one step-brother: Verlin Vines; one step-sister: Bonna Rae Vines; four grandchildren: Alexander Burge, Kathryn Chase, Tara Cunningham, Vance Lester; five great grandchildren: Kisten Jackson, Matthew Jackson, Killian Burge, Hailey Cunningham and Alexus Cunningham.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers: Ralph Jones and twin brother; one sister, Gladys Eskes; and one son, Jacob Gillihan.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

NOTE: This is the tombstone for Essie Lea Jones Gillihan in Jones Cemetery. She was cremated and the daughters say they will place her ashes in Spring Creek Cemetery and have requested that the information for her be in the Spring Creek Cemetery with her husband, Orville J. Gillihan.

All above information obtained through Sandra Smith.


*Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957
Name: Orville J Gillihan
Sex: Male
Age: 23
Residence Place: Garby, Izard, Arkansas
Birth Year (Estimated): 1929
Spouse's Name: Essie Lee Jones
Spouse's Sex: Female
Spouse's Age: 20
Spouse's Residence Place: Boswell, Izard, Arkansas
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1932
Marriage Date: 23 Dec 1952
Marriage Place: Izard, Arkansas, United States
Marriage Place (Original): , Izard, Arkansas, United States
Marriage License Date: 22 Dec 1952

Contributed on 1/24/13 by sandhollow
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Submitted: 1/24/13 • Approved: 5/11/21 • Last Updated: 5/14/21 • R820336-G820336-S3

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