William Fred Hilemon, 80, of Bakersville, NC, passed away October 31, 2008. He was a native of Yancey Co NC, and the son of the late Thor and Bertie Estep Hilemon. He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Bakersville, NC. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and had previously worked as a Carpenter.
Survivors include his Wife of 61 years, Marjorie Hilemon of the home; daughter, Jean and husband, Jim Saylor of Bakersville, NC; granddaughter, Rita Gail Harrell and husband, Ritchie of Bakersville, NC; sisters-in-law, Jean Hilemon and Violet Hoilman, both of Burnsville, NC; brother-in-law, Rob Hoilman of Burnsville, NC; special nieces, Judy Sparks of Marion, NC, and Mickey Hoilman of Bakersville, NC; several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Lloyd, Ward, and Leonard Hilemon; sisters, Lula Martin, Olive Fox, Margie Payne, and Reba Hoilman.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home in Bakersville, NC.
The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service. Bob McKinney and Clayton McKinney will be officiating the service. Interment will follow at the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Green Mountain, NC.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Mitchell County, PO Box 38, Spruce Pine, NC, 28777.
Henline-Hughes Funeral Home is assisting the family.