John K. (Chet) Gilliland, 98, a former resident of Benton, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, in a Etowah health care facility.
He was of the Methodist faith. He was a well-know farmer in the area.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Squire Bill and Laura Christian Gilliland; his wife, Pauline Stone Gilliland; son, Spencer Gilliland; his brothers: Foy and Broughton Gilliland; and sisters: Eva Lee Bates, Ovean Scarbrough, and Margie Gilliland.
He is survived by, Libby McBay, a special niece and care giver, and several nieces and nephews.
No service is planned at this time.
Higgins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Gilliland family guestbook at www.higginsfuneral com.