Originally created 08/28/99

Mr. Willie Hilson



CINCINNATI -- Mr. Willie Lee Hilson, 49, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 1999.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethesda Christian Church, Tennille, Ga., with the Rev. Otis Lamar Hilson Jr. officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mr. Hilson, a native of Washington, Ga., was a member of Bethesda Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Laura M. Hilson; two sons, Patrick Hilson, Jonesboro, Ark., and Ryan Hilson, Cincinnati; four daughters, Joycelyn Crapps, Orlando, Fla., and Cynthia Jones, Tiffanie Hilson and Phoebe Rose Hilson, all of Cincinnati; his father and stepmother, Johnnie Adolphus Hilson Sr. and Lelia Jenkins Hilson, Tennille; a brother, Johnnie Adolphus Hilson Jr., Milledgeville, Ga.; two sisters, Lena Hilson Grant, Brandon, Fla., and Yvonne Southerland, Orangeburg, S.C.; a stepbrother, Napoleon Jenkins, Tennille; two stepsisters, Nadine Jenkins and Jean Williams, both of Tennille; and 10 grandchildren.

L.M. Pierce Funeral Home, Sandersville, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.

The Augusta Chronicle Aug. 28, 1999