Mary Nell Hilliard, 70


Funeral services for Mary Nell Hilliard, 70 of Midville, were held Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Stuart Waller and Reverend Jesse Bowen officiating. Interment followed at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum. The family received friends Friday, October 22, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home. She passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at AU Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Mary Nell Hilliard was born October 28, 1950 in Vidalia to the late Robert T Peebles Sr. and Donnell Newsome Peebles. She was a homemaker who loved her family. She especially enjoyed working with flowers, cooking, and making homemade biscuits. A member of Faith Baptist Church, she was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Margaret Ann Peebles and Carolyn Peebles.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald D. Hilliard Sr., of Summertown; son, Ronnie Hilliard of Swainsboro; daughter, Tonya Hilliard of Summertown; brother, Buddy Peebles (Ann) of Cochran; sisters, Mary Ann Collins (Earnest) of Reidsville, Sue Harris (Mike) of Wanoka, Bon Hickox (Robert) of Nahauna, and Wanda Hilliard; grandchildren, William Drew, Kayla Jeffcoat (Bryce), Cole Riner, and Kaylan Hilliard; great-grandchildren, Harley Drew and Jaxson Drew; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers were Bobby Bowen, David Castro, Casey Collins, Ernie Collins, Lee Hilliard, and Randy Chandler. Honorary pallbearers were William Drew, Kayla Jeffcoat (Bryce), Cole Riner, Kaylan Hilliard, Will Collins, and Ryan Riner.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro was in charge of arrangements.

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