Source:4 June 2004 Daily Southerner newspaper, Tarboro, NC
HILDA F. ALDERMAN RALEIGH - Hilda Ford Alderman, resident of Springmoor Retirement community, formerly of Tarboro, passed away Sunday night, May 30, 2004 at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.
Before her move to Raleigh, she was a long time resident of Grantsboro, where she was a proud and dedicated member of Bayboro United Methodist Church. Her accomplishments were many but one she was particularly proud of was her role as secretary/treasurer of the local chapter of the American Cancer Society for 25 years.
Mrs. Alderman was the wife of the late Pete Alderman and the daughter of the late Nathan Dennis Ford and Lillie Mae Curry. Growing up in the south, she developed a love of gardening, cooking, embroidery and needlepoint. She leaves behind many beautiful hand made treasures, including elaborate Christmas stockings that will be enjoyed by her family for many years. She is survived by her son, Ray S. Alderman of Scottsdale, Ariz.; her daughter, Dr. Sabra A. McNeil and her husband, Jim of Raleigh; her grandchildren, Bruce Dilworth, Marshall Drez, Emily Alderman and Paul Woodard II; and her great-grandchildren, Austin Drez and Ford Dilworth.
Her family will miss so many wonderful things about her, but in particular, her great sense of humor, sweet, soft kisses, and her loving spirit. In lieu of flowers, Hilda requested contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, designated for the Pamilco County Chapter, at 930-B Wellness Dr., Greenville, N.C. 27834 or toll free 1-800-227-2345.
Funeral arrangements include family visitation from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at Bryant Funeral Home in Alliance, and a memorial service celebrating her life at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 6 at the funeral home, performed by Rev. Phyllis Mayo, Chaplain at Springmoor Retirement Community. A private family graveside service will follow at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern.
Condolence may be sent to the daughter at her home inRaleigh, N. C. 27612.