2013-02-27 / Obituaries

John G. Hilton Retired

John Gary Hilton, 61, of Blakely, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.

Mr. Hilton was born in Blakely Aug. 20, 1951, to the late James Ritchie Hilton and Alline Richardson Hilton. He was retired from the Early County Road Department.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard Hilton and David Hilton; and by two sisters, Sarah Gessells and Rebecca Hilton.

Survivors include three daughters, Audrey Peace and husband John of Lakeland, Fla., Rebecca Benner and husband Robert, and Heidi Gray, all of New Hampshire; three sons, Mark Traegde of Slocomb, Ala., Troy Traegde and wife Sue, and Jason Traegde and wife Brenda, all of New Hampshire; two brothers, James Hilton and Danny Hilton of Blakely; four sisters, Mary Marshall of Midland City, Ala., Joyce McCardle, Judy Cliatt and Cathy Cobb, all of Blakely; and 14 grandchildren.

Graveside services are today, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Sowhatchee Cemetery with son-in-law John Peace officiating.

Manry-Jordan- Hodges Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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