Dedication

This book and its contents are dedicated to our Gilley ancestors and descendents, for their traditions of strength, character, and loyalty that have been passed down from generation to generation. It is dedicated to our current families, for the preservation of this legacy by the lives that they live and the actions that they perform. It is also dedicated to the generations to follow who will carry on the tradition.

It is further dedicated in memory of my mother, Annie Mildred Tolbert Gilley, for her Christian leadership, guidance, and unselfish giving nature, all of which made her everyone's friend. But most of all, it is dedicated to my father, Wade C. Gilley, Sr., the world's greatest dad, whose life of character, patience, understanding, giving, and love is an example for us all to follow.

Wade C. Gilley, Jr.
December 2007

My family, circa 1994.  Mom in front, and left to right: John, Robin, Dad (Wade), and me (Wade Jr.).

My family, circa 1994. Mom (Millie) in front, and left to right: brother John, Robin (John's wife), Dad (Wade), and me (Wade Jr.).