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Death notices for Jones Gilliland, James Franklin and Mabel Burnett


A memorial service for Dr. Jones A. Gilliland, White Salmon, was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Gardner Chapel in White Salmon. Mr. Gilliland died at his home in White Salmon on March 3, 2003.

He was born in Kosciusko, Miss., on July 21, 1921, to Kathryn (Jones) and Otho Gilliland. In 1935, Mr. Gilliland moved to Carlsbad, Calif., and graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1938. He attended UNM for his premed and graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in dentistry.

Mr. Gilliland served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in Guam. After the war, he moved to California where he married Wanda Lea Chesser. He lived in the Los Angeles area for 55 years and practiced dentistry until he retired several years ago.

Mr. Gilliland was beloved by his family and friends and will be missed more than words can say.

Mr. Gilliland is survived by his wife, Wanda, White Salmon; sons Jay Gilliland, California, and James Gilliland, Trout Lake; daughters Jo Ann Gilliland and Jane Kavanagh, both of Trout Lake; and nine grandchildren; stepmother Elizabeth Gilliland and sister Mary Campbell, both of Carlsbad. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Kathryn J. Newman.


James Allen Franklin, 70, of White Salmon died on March 5, 2003.

He was born July 24, 1932 in Escondido, Calif. to Willa R. (Brewster) and Ernest W. Franklin. Mr. Franklin attended high school in Los Angeles where he played basketball. He entered the military on August 23, 1949, where he served in Korea in the Army Airborne Rangers as a paratrooper. Mr. Franklin traveled and played in Korea and Japan on his regimental basketball team. He was honorably discharged August 22, 1952, and soon after went on to Santa Anna College.

On December 1, 1967, Mr. Franklin married Jeannette Marie Friedrichs in Reno, Nev. After their marriage, they moved to Oakridge, Ore. and in 1971 they moved to Albany, Ore. while he worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Corvallis, Ore. In 1975, the Franklins moved to White Salmon, when he was promoted to the U.S.F.S. Zone 2 office in Willard, where he worked as an engineering supervisor. He retired from the forest service in May 1992.

Mr. Franklin loved all sports, especially basketball, cards, word and crossword puzzles. He was very much a people person and loved making conversation.

His wife, Jeanette Franklin of White Salmon; sons Ronald Franklin, White Salmon, and Mike Franklin of Vancouver; and brother Arthur Franklin, Bowling Green, Ky., survive him.

His parents, daughter Patricia Franklin; brothers, Gordon, Dave, and Gerald and sister Myrtle preceded Mr. Franklin in death.

Mr. Franklin had one grandchild but many children referred to him as grandpa.

Services were held at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Bingen on Sat. March 8, 2003, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul Bundschuh officiating.

Interment was at the White Salmon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Patricia Franklin Scholarship Fund in care of Gardner Funeral Home, who was in charge of the arrangements.


A funeral service for Mabel Alice Lehman Burnett was held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Gardner Chapel in White Salmon. Interment was at Idlewild Cemetery in Hood River.

Mrs. Burnett was born on October 27, 1913, in Nebraska. She died in Seattle, on March 4, 2003, at the age of 89.

She is survived by her daughter Denyece Henningsen, Bingen, and son LeRoy Lehman, Renton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Lehman, a sister Edna Williams, brother Cecil Hewitt and daughter Patricia Murphy.


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