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Obituary for Balma Bonner Hilliard

Balma Bonner Hilliard, age 88, of Atlanta, Texas went to be with the Lord Thursday, July 13, 2017 in a Texarkana, Texas Hospice Home.

Balma was born in Bowie County, Texas, to S. G. and Ophelia Birdwell Bonner. She was a homemaker; member of Piney Grove Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school, V.B.S., mission groups and Sunday nights for over 60 years, and served as the church treasurer for 9 years. She also served for 16 years on the Enon Baptist Association Ministry Center Advisory Committee. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Renson Hilliard; grandson, Brian Hilliard; sister, Sharon Bonner; and a brother, Rador Bonner.

She is survived by two sons, Ricky Hilliard of Atlanta, Texas, Matt Hilliard and wife Wanda of Atlanta, Texas; daughter, Jane Crain and husband Jim of Nederland, Texas; two brothers, Ishmael Bonner and wife Ede of Paris, Texas, Clif Bonner of Marshall, Texas; three grandchildren, Patrick Hilliard, Kristie Bormann and husband Bruce, Jonathan Crain; two great-grandchildren, Reuben Bormann, Cara Bormann; and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm, Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Piney Grove Baptist Church, under the direction of Hanner Funeral Service with Bro. Rodney Williams officiating.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 16, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Piney Grove Baptist Church.

Interment will be in Laws Chapel Cemetery.

Those wishing to memorialize Balma may make contributions to the Piney Grove Baptist Church Sanctuary Fund or the Enon Baptist Association Missionary Center.

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Piney Grove Baptist Church

3268 Tx Hwy 77
Atlanta, Texas 75551





3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Piney Grove Baptist Church

3268 Tx Hwy 77
Atlanta, Texas 75551

Cemetery Details


Laws Chapel Cemetery

Atlanta, Texas


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