RONALD STANLEY HILTON "After fighting cancer for the past 6 months, Ronald Stanley Hilton (a.k.a. "Nor") went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 17, 2014. Mr. Hilton finished his battle with cancer in the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick. A native to Charlotte NC, Mr. Hilton was son of the late Elmer S. Hilton and Mildred Dunn Hilton. Mr. Hilton lived a life of excellence, was resilient, resourceful, and followed his dreams at all cost. In 1972, he was honorably discharged as a sergeant of the United States Marine Corps. After spending 39 years with Southern Bell, Mr. Hilton retired and accepted a position with the NC Department of Transportation as a mate on the Southport / Fort Fisher Ferry in Southport NC. Mr. Hilton's family and friends are very proud of his recent certification to operate vessels up to 1600 gross registered tons. Surviving are a son; Bryan Hilton and wife, Sheree, a sister; Patti Freeman and husband Chuck, two brothers; Alan Hilton and wife, Debbie, and Gary Hilton and wife, Donna, two grandchildren; Zack and Caleb Hilton, aunt; Ann Williams, several nieces and nephews, their children, and a host of many friends. The family would also like to express their appreciation to the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick staff and volunteers, Bob and Pam Tolle, Sandy Mitchell, George and Marybeth Ray, and Chris Pittman who have all been an incredible example of true community and love. A celebration of Mr. Hilton's life will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Peacock Newnam & White Funeral & Cremation Service Chapel. The family will receive family and friends an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.peacocknewnamwhite.com In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to SECU Hospice House of Brunswick (955 Mercy Lane Bolivia, NC), St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (800-805-5856/www.stjude.org), or to Freedom House Church (freedomhouse.cc)." Peacock Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service Southport, North Carolina 910-457-6944
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from July 18 to July 19, 2014