Born Nov. 8, 1930, in Cartersville, he was a son of the late Walter Henry “Will” Hilburn and the late Mittie Mae Gravley Hilburn. He also was preceded in death by his brothers, Thomas, Felton and Walter Henry; his sisters, Ruby Kimbrell, Edith Jordan and Doris Jordan; his sons-in-law, Clinton James and Wayne Morris; his great-grandchild, Baby Noble; and his mother-in-law, Ruby Hovers. Clyde was a well-known building contractor and the owner of Hilburn Construction. He was also a 50-plus-year member and administrator of the local No. 1931 Loyal Order of the Moose with a Pilgrim Degree. He was a beloved husband, loving father and a great-grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances “Coot” Hovers Hilburn, of the home; his sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Elaine Hilburn, of Cartersville; John Hilburn, of Taylorsville; James and Cherry Hilburn, of Emerson; Robert Hilburn, of Emerson; Thomas Hilburn, of Emerson and Paul Hilburn, of Chatsworth; his daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce Morris, of Cartersville; Gloria James, of Cartersville; Jean and Wayne Reynolds, of Taylorsville and Penny and Donald Hilliard, of Emerson; friend and mother of his children, Mary E. Borum Hilburn, of Emerson and his 39 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home with Rev. Bradford Thomas and Rev. Donnie Summey officiating. Interment will follow in the Hunt Cemetery in Paulding County with a Pilgrim’s Memorial Ritual. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews, Billy Jordan, Johnny Jordan, Tommy Hilburn, Walter Hilburn, Wayne Hilburn and Kenny Hilburn. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be his nephew, Henry Jordan; his grandchildren, David Morris, Kenneth Morris, William Hilburn, Foster Bobo, Daren Brooks, Jessie Hilburn, Dusty Hilburn, Billy Hilburn, TJ Hilburn, Chris Reynolds, Jeffery Reynolds; a special honorary pallbearer, his great great-grandson, Dalton Reynolds; his granddaughters, Tina Morris Love, Jackie Hilburn Hrossowyc, Kim Hilburn, April James Noble, Amanda and Sonny Hilburn and Michelle Reynolds Parker.
The family suggests that those who wish may make donations to Heartland Hospice, 20 Collins Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120 or Mooseheart Charities, 155 International Dr. Mooseheart, IL 60539, attention: Georgia House, in memory of Mr. Hilburn.
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