Paula Hilton

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Mrs. Paula Hilton, 82, of Beaumont, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Summer Place Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 2012, at the Sabine Tabernacle in Beaumont, with Rev. John Johnson and Rev. Jim Boykin officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation was held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Claybar Kelley- Watkins Funeral Home. Born in Rockland, Texas, to H.J. Worthey and Mertie Inez Pope Worthey, she was the youngest of six children. She met and married her husband, Rev. Herbert H. Hilton, of 48 years, at Sabine Tabernacle. Following their marriage, she moved to Jonesboro, Louisiana, where her husband pastored the Jonesboro Full Gospel Temple. In March of 1963, she, along with her family, returned to Beaumont, where she continued to serve and fulfill the role of a pastor's wife. Although carrying out various responsibilities in the ministry, she always had time for her family. She was active in her children's school functions and extracurricular activities, as well as instilling the Word of God in the hearts and lives of her children and grandchildren. She truly looked well to the ways of her household and her candle never went out. She excelled in her spiritual and practical devotion to God, which permeated every area and relationship of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Herbert H. Hilton; daughter, Rebecca Anne Hilton; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Worthey; sister, Violene Sutton; brother- in-law, Robert Sutton; brother, Jack Worthey; brother-in-law, Jack Baxter; and sister-in-law, Theolyn Worthey. She is survived by her daughter, Jeannie McWilliams and husband, James of Beaumont; son, Scott Hilton and wife, Dayna of Beaumont; sisters, Aliece Monk and Jean Baxter of Beaumont; brother, F.R. Worthey of Beaumont; sister-in-law, Kathryn Worthey of Beaumont; grandsons, Derek McWilliams, Garrett Hilton, and Clayton Hilton of Beaumont; granddaughters, Michelle Shuck and her husband, Jason and Morgan Hilton of Beaumont; along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Pallbearers are R.W. Sutton, Jr., David Monk, Mike Monk, Alan Worthey, Richard Worthey, Glenn Worthey, Wes Worthey and Tim Worthey. Honorary Pallbearers are Derek McWilliams, Garrett Hilton, Clayton Hilton, and Jason Shuck.

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on June 29, 2012
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