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Alvin Marion Hilton
Submitted by: Martha Reddout

Aug 31, 1927 - Aug 24, 2009
Services for Alvin Marion Hilton, 81, of Marietta, will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 29, in Marietta’s First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tommy Higle officiating, assisted by Shane Norton. A eulogy will be given by his son, Bill Hilton. Interment with military honors will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta.
Born August 31, 1927 in Loves Valley, Love County, the son of Willie Newton and Ruby Pearl Lynch Hilton, he died Monday, August 24, 2009 in the Oklahoma Veterans Center, Ardmore. .
Mr. Hilton had been a resident of the Marietta area all of his life and attended school in Loves Valley eight years. He and Vera G. Wilkins were married on October 23, 1948 in Gainesville, Texas, and she preceded him in death on November 5, 2003. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Hilton served in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal – Japan and the WWII Victory Medal. He and his brother, Elbert Hilton, owned and operated Hilton Brothers DX Station in Marietta 17 years. He later retired from Enderby Propane after driving a delivery truck for 20 years. In addition, he was a farmer and rancher. After retiring, he enjoyed driving a tractor and working on the farm for Lawrence Black. He also loved to hunt, visit with friends and share stories of the past.
Always involved in community activities, Mr. Hilton was a member of the Board of Education for Turner School 25 years, serving as its president many of those years. He was also recognized as an Honorary Highway Patrolman and awarded a certificate. As a member of Marietta’s First Baptist Church for 60 years, Mr. Hilton was a deacon and also served as a church greeter and usher for 40 years.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Marion L. And Laverne Hilton and Billy R. And Karen Hilton, all of Marietta; daughter, Pat Balch of Ardmore; sister and brother-in-law, Lona Pearl and Merle Flanagan, also of Ardmore; five grandchildren, Lynn Hilton, Jeff Clark, Christy Sullivan, Jereme Hilton and Justin Hilton; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, James Newton Hilton, Elmer Ray Hilton and Elbert Lee Hilton; and a sister, Mildred Faye Suggs.
Pallbearers will be Kent Shankles, G.W. Flanagan, Danny Bone, Jesse Kirk, Jim Coble and George Hicks. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Dvorak, James Lang, Ada Bess Hill, Gilbert McCartney and John McBride.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bud Barnes Bible Ministry or the Gideon Memorial Bible Program in care of the funeral home.
This obituary included a picture of Mr. Hilton.
Source: Marietta Monitor, 28 Aug 2009, page 4
Contributor Note: I was fortunate in my life to know Mr. Hilton. What an awesome man - quiet, funny, Christian and loving family man. Blessed to have known him and he was a friend of my Dad's.

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