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June Crowley Gilland

July 22, 1929 May 16, 2019
June Crowley Gilland
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Obituary for June Crowley Gilland

June Crowley Gilland of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina (formerly June C. Christian of Douglasville, Georgia), passed to heaven on May 16, 2019.  She was born in Villa Rica, Georgia on July 22, 1929, daughter of the late John Calvin Crowley and the late Ethel Hogue Crowley.June graduated from Georgia State College for Women (now known as Georgia College and State University) with a B.A. degree in Speech and English and minor studies in Voice.  Although she was encouraged to pursue opera, she chose a career in education. She was a beloved English and Speech teacher to countless high school students.  June taught in three Georgia counties:  Elbert County, Douglas County, and Newton County, for a combined total of 30 years.
June was outgoing and creative.  She anchored her own radio program at Georgia State College for Women where she was known as “Chris” and performed in her college theater. Although she chose not to pursue opera, she continued her singing avocation in church, at weddings, and various other family and community functions. Her last singing engagement was with the choir at Windsor Point Retirement Community in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson V. Gilland.
June is survived by her daughters, Courtney Christian Campbell and Allison Christian Hanner and their husbands; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service at Hightower’s Memorial Chapel in Douglasville, Georgia on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11AM.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation.
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