Funeral services for James L. Hilburn, 81, were held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012) at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Wayne Johnston officiating. Burial followed in Springhill Cemetery under the direction of Bailey Funeral Home.
Visitation was held Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m. until funeral time.
Mr. Hilburn was born Feb. 21, 1931 in Shongaloo to James Clell and Carnel Lewis Hilburn and died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in Springhill.
He was a lifelong resident of this area, a member of the Baptist faith and was a retired dispatcher having worked with the Webster Parish Sheriff's Office for 20 years and the Springhill Police Department for 10 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeri West Hilburn; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Jerry DeLoach, all of Springhill; son and daughter-in-law, James Carrol and Bobbie Hilburn of Winnfield; grandchildren, Josh Wheeler, Robbie Hilburn, Jake DeLoach, Nikki Hilburn and Meagan DeLoach; great-grandchildren, Jolie, Wes, Story and Aniston; brothers, Billy Hilburn and wife, Frances and Robert Hilburn and wife, Lana, all of Springhill; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Josh Wheeler, Jake DeLoach, Dillon Toms, Shane Toms, Randy Toms and Steve McLain.
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