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January 20, 2013

Cora Yvette Gilliand

BRUSHFORK — Cora Yvette Gilliand, age 51, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at her residence in Brushfork, W.Va.

Cora was born on January 17, 1961 to the late Charles Phillip (Phil) Thompson and Gwendolyn Irene (Gwen) Thompson of McComas, W.Va. She was a 1979 graduate of Montcalm High School.

Yvette grew up in a family that has a strong love of music. Yvette loved to sing and spent many hours together with her family singing and making music. Yvette also loved singing in her church choir when she attended Deliverance Temple Church in Brushfork, W.Va.

Yvette was a hard worker and always kept a beautiful home for her family. She loved her home, and had great pride in it decorating the lawn with a menagerie of flowers, and kept the inside immaculate.

Yvette is survived by her four children: Adam Wall of Montcalm, April Wall of Duhring, Cody Gilliand, and Derek Gilliand of the home. She has three grandchildren; Hayley Scaggs, Kelly Scaggs, and Kenneth Scaggs. Yvette is also survived by brothers: Matt Thompson and wife Gwen (Melva) of McComas, W.Va. and Kevin (Hank) Thompson and wife LeeArin of Eure, N.C. She is also survived by one sister: Beth Eden and husband Mike of Bluefield, Va.

Yvette has five nieces: Audra Nicole of Clarksburg, W.Va.; Kalla Thompson of McComas, W.Va.; Ashley and Sarah Eden of Bluefield, Virginia; and Taylor Thompson of Eure, N.C. She also has three nephews: Wade Thompson and wife Heather of McComas,W.Va., Matthew Thompson Jr. of McComas, W.Va. and Trevor Thompson of Eure, N.C.

Yvette also has one surviving aunt: Connie Bailey and husband Junior of Princeton, W.Va. She is survived by two uncles: Doug (Buster) Hall and wife Cathy of Statesville, N.C. and Alvin (Butch) Hall and wife Sybil of Asheville, N.C.

There will be a memorial service at Deliverance Temple Church in Brushfork, W.Va. on Monday, January 21, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Beth Eden, 102 Poe Street, Bluefield, VA 24605.

Information submitted by Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell.

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