Originally created 08/11/00

Mr. George Gilyard Jr.



VARNVILLE, S.C. - Mr. George Gilyard Jr., 66, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2000, at Hampton Regional Medical Center.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Robert F. Causey Gymnasium, Hampton, with the Revs. Margaret Murdaugh and C.J. Fennel officiating. Burial will be in Ellis Cemetery.

Mr. Gilyard had retired from Bi-Lo, Hampton, after 20 years and was a radio host of "Gospel Time" at WBHC, Hampton. He was a member of Blunt Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Survivors include two sons, Demetrius Gilyard, Brunson, and John H. Phelps-Gilyard, Tampa, Fla.; a daughter, Theresa La Board, Cocoa, Fla.; his mother, Leona Gilyard, Varnville; a brother, James Gilyard, Varnville; two sisters, Jenny Moore and Glady Jones, both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Riley's Funeral Home, Hampton.