Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Thelma E. Silliman
Thelma Eagle Silliman, 81, formerly of 120 Greenview Drive, and most recently of The Gardens at Taylor Glen, Concord, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at CMC-NorthEast, Concord.
Born June 10, 1926, in Rowan County, she was a daughter of the late Carpenter L. and Joycie Snider Eagle. She attended Salisbury Business School.
In earlier years, she worked for First National Bank, Salisbury, and later with F&M Bank, Granite Quarry. Later, she worked with Cabarrus County Schools, where she served as secretary and bookkeeper at Central Cabarrus High School for 10 years and assisted with various federal programs.
A member of the Extension Homemakers clubs in Cabarrus and Richmond counties for 25 years, she was also active with the Junior Women’s Club of Granite Quarry.
She participated in the Women of the Church circles through Bethpage Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis, and First Presbyterian Church of Rockingham. When she lived in Rockingham, she taught in the kindergarten Sunday school class at her church.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Edmond Ray Silliman Jr.; daughters Joyce M. Silliman Keistler, Brentwood, Tenn., and Janice L. Silliman Spears, Apex; brothers Bill W. Eagle and Glenn F. Eagle, both of Salisbury, and C.L. Eagle Jr., of Spencer; sister Nancy Eagle Watson, Flat Rock; and four grandchildren.
A funeral service was held Friday, Jan. 18, 2008, at 2 p.m., at Bethpage Presbyterian Church, Kannapolis, conducted by the Rev. Darryl Baker, Dr. Steve Ayers and Dr. Charles Dorman. Burial at the church cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneral home.com.
Memorials:Bethpage Memorial Church, 6020 Mooresville Road, Kannapolis, NC 28081.