Billie Ruth Hilyer

Born: Tue., Feb. 1, 1927
Died: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019


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Billie Ruth Hilyer, 92, of West Columbia passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019.
She was born February 1, 1927 in Vance, Alabama to the late J.H. and Mandy Lucus Kornegay.  Mrs. Hilyer was employed at Central Roofing and Supply Company and was a longtime member of Greenlawn Baptist Church. she was heavily involved with West Columbia Dixie youth baseball for many years, even after her son was too old to play. she also was a volunteer at Lexington Medical Center until she was no longer able to volunteer.
Mrs. Hilyer is survived by her daughter, Frances (Phil) Corley and son, Doug (Sharon) Hilyer; beloved grandson, Kyle James (Anne) and nieces and nephews; good friend, Donna Sharpe. Mrs. Hilyer was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Hilyer and all her brother and sisters.
A celebration of her life will be conducted Saturday, October 12, 2019at Greenlawn Baptist Church at 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. Terry Cagle officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow the service at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Honorary pallbearers will be the Patrick Sunday School Class. 
The family is eternally grateful to everyone on the 6th floor North Tower at Lexington Medical Center for their excellent care and compassion for mother as well as for the family.
In lieu of flowers, Mrs. Hilyer requested donations to be made to her church, Greenlawn Baptist Church, 6612 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209.

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Pam James
   Posted Fri October 11, 2019
My deepest condolences to the Hilyer family. Your Mom will be deeply missed. She was a sweet and lovely woman.

Valerie James
   Posted Fri October 11, 2019
My deepest condolences to the family, Frances, Phil, Doug, Sharon and Kyle and Anne. Mrs. Hilyer will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She was a kind and gentle person and was sweet to everyone. Rest In Peace!! Til we meet again!

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