James E. "Pappy" Hilliard (1923 - 2015)

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James E. "Pappy" Hilliard, 92, of DuBois, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at his residence to be with his God, Jesus Christ.
He was born July 17, 1923, in DuBois, Pa., son of the late Merle and Freda (Kelly) Hilliard.
Mr. Hilliard enjoyed going on car rides, singing, watching old westerns, enjoyed celebrating other's birthdays and holidays. It was rare to see Mr. Hilliard without a coffee cup in hand.
Survivors of James Hilliard include his niece, Jean Warnick and all of his friends and family at Fayette Resources.
Mr. Hilliard was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arthur Hilliard; and two sisters, Ruth Gregori and Dorothy Fullerton.
Friends will be received at the Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc. from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, and for an additional hour on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, from 9 a.m. until the hour of services. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the funeral chapel with Pastor Phil Colgan officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Penn Highlands DuBois Hospice, 100 Hospital Avenue, P.O .Box 447, DuBois, PA 15801-1440.
Online remembrances can be made at www.mohney-yargarfuneralchapel.com or www.mem.com.
Arrangements are under the care of Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc. in DuBois.
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Mohney-Yargar Funeral Chapel, Inc.
142 West Long Ave
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-2521
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Published in The Courier Express on Dec. 11, 2015
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