Benjamin Franklin Hilliard, of Covington, passed away Monday, September 6, 2021, at the age of 72. Mr. Hilliard was a proud patriot, serving in the United States Army. He was born and raised in Porterdale. Mr. Hilliard was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed being by the lake fishing or in the woods hunting. Mr. Hilliard shared his love of the outdoors with his son, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, Rayford and Mae Hilliard; sisters, Margaret Hilliard, Dot Hilliard; brother, Ralph Hilliard.
Mr. Hilliard is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carolyn Hilliard; son, Timothy Hilliard (Bobby Jo); grandchildren, Taylor Hilliard, Alethia Harris (Jeffrey), Austin Brooks (Alyssa), Jacob Brooks (Jennifer); 8 great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley Hall, Jewell Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Service for Mr. Hilliard will be held Thursday, September 9, 2021, 11:00 A.M., at the Chapel of Caldwell & Cowan, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, with Pastor Darrell Payne officiating, and interment following in Lawnwood Memorial Park. Friends are invited to visit with the family at the funeral home on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
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