Earl Gilliland will celebrate his 100th birthday with an open house from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Brookside Retirement Center, Overbrook.He was born Sept. 18, 1908, to Harry and Lettie Gilliland, Pomona.He and his wife, Dorothy, of 74 years, have four children, Rex and Elaine Gilliland, Overbrook; Keith and Karen Gilliland, Mukilteo, Wash.; Nadine and Larry Briggs, Baldwin City; and Helen and Bill Patterson, Winnipeg, Canada.They have 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.He farmed north of Pomona until his retirement. He was a Farm Bureau member and worked in the ASCS office. He served on the Appanoose School Board and the Appanoose Township Board. He is a member of the Appanoose Baptist Church.