The following is from my grandfather's obituary. Thought this might help you determine if they are related.
WILLIAMSTON — Gordon P. Tillirson, husband of Delma Tillirson, of 1420 Firetower Road, died Tuesday, May 8, 2001. He was 86.
He was born in Lawrenceville, Ga., a son of the late Gordon Lee and Fannie Prue Hosie Tillirson, and was formerly of Rices Creek community of Liberty, a member of Rices Creek Baptist Church and a former deacon.
Mr. Tillirson was retired from the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant with 23 years of service, having served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. After retirement from the armed forces he managed Fedder's Department Store in Liberty, was a real estate broker, and was also a former Pickens County councilman.