Robert Brent Hilburn (1961 - 2015)

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  • "My deepest sympathy an prayers to Coach Hilburn and the..."
    - Danny Allen
  • "So very sorry to hear about Robert. We will keep him and..."
    - Charles Aderholdt
  • "Brent was truly a reflection of the parents I have always..."
    - Kathy Simmons Walters
  • "So sorry for your loss. Remembering everyone in our prayers!"
    - Marilyn Minton Galloway
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    - Penny Johnson
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Mr. Robert Brent Hilburn, born March 25, 1961 in Gadsden, Ala. and after having been diagnosed seven years ago with ALS chose to spend his 54th birthday with his mother, the late Linda Martin Hilburn. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, Brent requested that donations be made to the athletic programs benefiting the youth of both Haralson County Rebels and Bremen athletic departments. Checks may be made payable to Miller Funeral Home designated for Brent's Charity. A donation box will be placed at the funeral home and at First Baptist Church or you may mail your donation to 41 W Mill St., Tallapoosa, GA 30176. Brent graduated from Haralson County High School with the Class of 1980 where he was an accomplished athlete. He was a four year starter in both basketball and baseball. In Basketball he was an all state player his Senior year and played in the GHSA North-South All Star game. He received a basketball scholarship to Middle Georgia Junior College. Following college he joined the US Air Force where he served two years active duty and four years in the Air Force Reserves. He loved the Auburn Tigers - War Eagle! and fishing; cherishing his many fishing expeditions with his friends. He is survived by his father Coach Ralph and Faye Hilburn, of Muscadine; his daughters, Lindsey Hilburn, of Bowdon and Breanna and Brent Bailey, of Bremen; grandchildren, Jenni-Lyn Addison, Gunnar Addison, Gareth Addison and Isabella Bailey. Funeral service will be held Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2 p.m. from Tallapoosa First Baptist Church with Elder Tommy Patterson and the Reverend Freddie Parham officiating. Eulogists will be Mitch Gray, Coach Ricky Tolleson, Wesley Clackum and Coach Buddy Knapp. He will lie in state at the church from 1-2 p.m. Music will be provided by Randy Garrett and Johnny Wright. Pallbearers serving will be Randy Jackson, Mark Jeroszko, Randy Patterson, Randy Pullen, Richard Smith and Ricky Tolleson. Honorary pallbearers will be Brent's former basketball and baseball teammates from Haralson County High School. Interment will follow in Hollywood Cemetery with Haralson County Veterans Association providing full military honors. His family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Home today March 27, 2015 between the hours of 4-8 p.m. Sympathies may be sent to the family at www.miller-funeralhome.com. Miller Funeral Home, Tallapoosa, Ga.
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Tallapoosa, GA 30176
770-574-2411
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Published in The Anniston Star on Mar. 27, 2015
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