Francis Hugh Gilliam, age 76, of Phenix, VA, passed away on Monday, August 15, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.  He was the son of the late James “Ned” Gilliam and Sara Gilliam. He was also predeceased by his brother, Larry Gilliam.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Kidd Gilliam; his daughter, Dawn H. Cuthrell and her husband, JC; one grandson, Collins Cuthrell and his wife, Andrea; one granddaughter, Hunter Cuthrell and her fiancé, MacLindsay Mitchell; one brother, Elliotte “Spider” Gilliam and his wife, Bonnie; one sister, Susan Carden and her husband, George; one sister-in-law, Bettie Nuckols; and numerous nieces and nephews. He loved his family dearly, especially his grandchildren.

Hugh was a lifelong member of Bethel Baptist Church.  He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam era. Hugh worked as a Field Engineer for NCR for 30 years. After retiring he enjoyed golfing, watching Nascar, and hunting, especially his hunting trips to Texas with Spider.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022, at The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, with interment to follow in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Phenix, VA.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral service.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Southside SPCA, 7352 Patrick Henry Highway, Meherrin, VA  23954. The family would also like to thank Centra Hospice for the loving care and support that the hospice team provided for their loved one.  The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is respectfully serving the Gilliam family

Condolence Messages

  1. MARK Fears

    17 August 2022 2 years ago


  2. Penny Franklin

    17 August 2022 2 years ago

    Charlotte please know that you are in my prayers. I know Hugh has been in bad health and we now know he is healed. I just want you to know I am thinking of you all at Rhône. Love you Charlotte.
    Penny Franklin

  3. Sulane Scruggs

    17 August 2022 2 years ago

    Spider and Family:
    .Please accept my sincere empathy at the loss of your brother, Hugh. I pray God’s comfort and love surround you all at this difficult time.


  4. Sam Watts

    20 August 2022 2 years ago

    It’s with heavy heart that I have learned of Hugh’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. Knowing that Hugh has gained his “Heavenly Wings” and is no longer suffering in pain should be a comfort to hold dear.
    Sam and Kelly Watts

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