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Nelda Jean Whitehead Gilliland Eastman of Sulligent, Alabama

Age:  87

Born:  March 6, 1932, in Sulligent, Alabama to the late Felix Whitehead and Cordie Dodd Whitehead.  She attended Pine Springs School.  Jean previously worked at McCoy Manufacturing and Healthtex.  She enjoyed playing Bingo, watching the Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Jean was a member of Taylor Springs Freewill Baptist Church.

Died:  Saturday, November 23, 2019, at her residence.

Visitation:  2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2019, at the Otts Funeral Home in Sulligent, Alabama.

Funeral Service:  3:00 p.m., Monday, November 25, following visitation, at the Otts Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial:  New Hope Cemetery.

Officiating:  Bro. Matthew Paul.

Pallbearers:  Joey Sandlin, Kevin Flynn, Mike Hollis, Scott Hollis, Jeremy Hollis, Tristan Flynn, and Wyatt Sandlin.

Survived By:


Rod (Melinda) Gilliland, Beaverton, AL.

Jeffery Eastman, Sulligent, AL.

Gerald Eastman, Bon Aqua, TN.

Daughters: Brenda Gilliland, Sulligent, AL.

Rita (J.W.) Sandlin, Sulligent, AL.

Carol Prothro, Sulligent, AL.

Lou (Donald) Flynn, Sulligent, AL.

Vicky (Mitchell) Puckett, Sulligent, AL.

Sister: Geneve Stevens, Sulligent, AL.


Mike Hollis

Scott Hollis

Jeremy Hollis

Joey Sandlin

Jackie Sandlin,

Emily Sonkar

Kevin Flynn

Maegan Flynn

Great-Grandchildren: 15

Great-Grand-Grandchildren: 5

Preceded In Death By:

Parents: Felix Whitehead and Cordie Dodd Whitehead


Roy Gilliland

O.J. Eastman, Jr.

Son:  Coy Gilliland

Granddaughter:  Amy Flynn


Ezra Whitehead

Amon Whitehead

Buster Whitehead

Charles Whitehead

Jimmy Dale Whitehead


Odell Whitehead Flynn

Eunice Whitehead Herron

Maybell Whitehead Price

Mary Whitehead Ray

Jane Whitehead Baughn

Betty Whitehead Dove.

Otts Funeral Home, Sulligent, AL., directing.

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