Fred Chilton

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PILOT MOUNTAIN — The Rev. Fred Coolidge Chilton, 86, of Pilot Mountain, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Forsyth Medical Center. He was born May 28, 1927, in Surry County to the late Rev. James Willie Chilton (J.W.) and Rosa Boyles Chilton. Fred was a member of Simmons Grove Baptist Church and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Rev. Chilton was privileged to serve as pastor of the following churches: Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Brown Mountain Baptist Church, Simmons Grove Baptist Church and Copeland Baptist Church. He retired from Harrell Oil Company of Mount Airy. Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 68 years, Nora McCreary Chilton; two sons, Fred C. Chilton Jr. and wife, Barbara, and Ronnie D. Chilton and wife, Judy; five grandchildren; Ron and Jennifer Chilton Jr., Andrew and Lavonna Chilton, Tyler and Audra Chilton, Jennifer and Sam Hawks and Jason and Susan Chilton; and nine great-grandchildren, Samuel Chilton, Amelia Chilton, Corder Chilton, Benson Chilton, Isaac Chilton, Hannah Chilton, Sara Chilton, Aaron Hawks and Keith Hawks. Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Roscoe Chilton and James Chilton; and eight sisters, Lesther Mae Jackson, Lola Marion, Ora Bryant, Brucie Chilton, Ruby Cook, Vallie Inman, Esther Bullington and Edith Johnson. Funeral services will be at Simmons Grove Baptist Church at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, with Ron Chilton Jr., the Rev. Johnson Gupton and the Rev. Alan Branch officiating. Interment will be at Simmons Grove Baptist Church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cox Needham Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Memorials may be made in floral tribute or to Simmons Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Harvey Stephens Jr., 109 Sapphire Lane, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041. Cox-Needham Funeral Home of Pilot Mountain (, is respectfully serving the Chilton family.

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Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Jan. 4 to Jan. 5, 2014
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