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Hilda Terrell Hilda Terrell
(September 25, 1931 - April 2, 2013)

Hilda Hawkins Terrell, age 81 of Vernon, formerly of Sulligent, AL. passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at her residence. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2:00 pm from Vernon First Baptist Church with burial in Prospects Cemetery. Bro. Dwayne Hammontree and Bro. Edward Puckett will officiate. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-8pm.

Pallbearers: Brian Davis, Chris Jordan, Garrett Wilson, Collin Wilson, Dewayne Hawkins, Keith Stanford, Tommy Spruiel and Judson Hulsey

Hilda Elizabeth Hawkins Terrell was born September 25, 1931 in Monroe County, MS to Evell Ray Hawkins and the late John Edison “Pete” Hawkins. Hilda attended Sulligent High School. She spent her entire life caring for her family and others. Therefore, her career spent working as a nurse’s aide at Lamar Regional Hospital, Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Guin and Care Center of Vernon, couldn’t have been a better fit. Rooms were always filled with laughter, smiles were abundant on faces and conversations were never dull when Hilda was present because she never met a stranger. Hilda also worked at Little Chloe’s Beauty Shop and McCoy Manufacturing in Sulligent. She loved life and never sat still. When she wasn’t nurturing people, she nurtured her flowers. On April 2, 2013, her work on earth was done. Hilda went to rest with her creator and savior, Jesus. She has left behind a legacy, one that will never be shared without a smile.

Survived by: Mother: Evell “Bell” Hawkins, Sulligent, AL Son: David Davis and wife Diane, Vernon, AL Brothers: Joe Mac Hawkins and wife Doris, Sulligent, AL John Hawkins and wife Sue, Sulligent, AL Sister: Wilma Stanford, Sulligent, AL Grandchildren: Donna (Jeff) Wilson of Sulligent, AL, Brian (Bridget) Davis of Columbus, MS, Chris (Samantha) Jordan of Las Vegas, NV Great Grandchildren: Garrett and Collin Wilson, Austin, Dylan and Landon Davis, Levi Jordan and Cherish Chaney Sister-in-law: Florence Terrell, Sylacagua, AL Host of nieces, nephews and other special friends and relatives

Preceded by: Father: John Edison “Pete” Hawkins Husband: James Alton Terrell Daughter: Kathy Jordan